Hi all. I've been meaning to start one of these.
These are all aold, like in February/early march old I think.
And these are more recent ones.
I'ma try and do one SP everyday. C/C much apprciated.
Meh. I hate it..
Last edited by Pixeldragoon; June 20th, 2005 at 09:28 PM. Reason: title change...
Aw, no nudity?
Anyway. Nifty stuff you have here. I think the Brucel Willis one looks odd because you drew it from a picture eh? It's normal..happens to me too..much better to draw from life to begin with.
Try spending more time polishing your stuff though, bringing out shadows and highlights to give everything more volume and life. Take one of your portraits and try spending more itme defining th shapes with shadows until it doesn't look like a line drawing at all, and it's all shapes.
The cats are cute. And I like the hand sketches a lot too. Make more!
It's a caricature, thats why =P
New crap sketch. Did this during BAIT. It was a fun show, and I got this nifty shirt.
Draw longer. I can't stress this enough. And you need to fix your shadows. It's mostly around the same tone. You need more variance in them. Again, draw longer. I'm seeing a heavy emphasis on line. If you're gonna do that, give it varying line weight. Not just solid lines all over the place. But if you want realism, it's all about the shadow shapes.
Call it a test of patience. Take 3-4 hrs and draw a self portrait. No more quick sketches cause you will not advance as much as you will with a longer drawing. You can't hope to consistantly create a good quick sketch until you can master the long drawing.
Well, the scanner itself makes the piece lighter, so it's one of those looks better in real life things. But I really need to take more time. I try to, but 1) I can't find a model for long enough,
and 2)when I am drawing ymself I can't help but to sketch and do it quickly, I dont know why, I try nott o. But next weekend I am going on an art spree cuse I got about 80 bucks.
SOmething for a friend. Ancient China KH style. Technically it's not anime, right? Right?
Hey buddy glad you could make it here. It looks like your heading along the right path with your art. I know you aren't able to do any figure studies atm but you could do some anatomy studies ... next best thing cuz it gives you a solid understanding of the human body plus you can apply the anatomical knowlege to creatures by distorting the anatomy and what not cuz when you look at it all creatures are built the same .... kinda lol.
Anyway your faces are looking good ... keep them up.
Fast isnt bad so don't worry about it for now.... your getting lines down and getting familiar with the human face.... you'll slow down some day.
Looking forward to more of your post ... Keep up the good work
Later for now ... I'll keep an eye on ya.
Hey there! - I think the most successful sketch are the hand studies. That's where the closest observation seemed to have taken place.
I like the floating landscape you did for your friend as well.
- Like I'm sure you've heard 1,000 times...Do as much drawing from direct -observation as you can...It doesn't have to be a nude model. Sure, that will help your figure drawing skills , which are extremely important, but there are other skills you can sharpen too. Getting that hand, eye and brain to work like one big muscle together can take some time. Photos are okay to work with if that's all you have...but try to use quality photos.Ones that are all washed out with a flash or extremely doctored in photoshop will make it more difficult to learn.
Keep at it bro!
Ha, I have the opposite problem-I refuse to do nude life drawing and everyone wants me to. My dad was giving me crap about it today actually. "Draw those naked people!" It looks like I will probably be kicked out of The Joe Kubert School pretty soon after I start (I hope they let me stay the first year at least) because of my "no-nudity" rule. Oh well, suicide is always an option.
Well, looks like you too can draw better than me. Everyone can and god do I hate myself.
...and hey, looks like everyone else hates me too! I wish I was dead.
Are you only saying that to scare people? At least you have some motivaiton. My Stepbrother lives with us, he's 25 and only gets like, 20 bucks a day which he spends on beer or something else.
[QUOTE=NobodyYouWouldKnow]Ha, I have the opposite problem-I refuse to do nude life drawing and everyone wants me to. My dad was giving me crap about it today actually. "Draw those naked people!" It looks like I will probably be kicked out of The Joe Kubert School pretty soon after I start (I hope they let me stay the first year at least) because of my "no-nudity" rule. QUOTE]
So I guess this begs the question: Why do you have a no-nudity rule? Even the most religious guy I knew in art school had no problems with it. is it a religious thing?
My Kickstarter Project - "Gateway: The Book of Wizards"
yeah right. It's a parent thing. And becuase I'm 15, they think Im a perv more than an artist. I hope next summer (in o6) I can go to Ringlings precollege and get some done there. It's not ym faulkt, really. and it's not a rule either.
EDIT: Oh, for him? I'd guess it's a women thing, not nerovus or anything, just he may not think it's right.
No nudity ? Poor you... but there is a workaround, just never show your nudiedrawings to your parents. I never do. If they had seen most fo my stuff (that's mostly nekkid girls, I'm such a perv ) they would have confiscated my pencils for sure.
Well... enough kidding for now, i guess...
Anyway, i like those hand studies. At least what i can make out of them, because they are very light. I have that scanner problem too.
The selfportraits are pretty ok too. Maybe pay more attention to the form of the shadows and which way you do the pencil strokes. (Following the form and depth of what you are drawing really helps to increase the sense of depth.) Anyway... keep drawing a lot... i started doing a4 pages full of studies, each day about five days ago, and it has paid off already.
cool beans on the stuff bro. just keep workin and workin and eventually we will be asking you for autographs.
cool beans to you...my friend.
sKeTcHbOoK update page3 (scroll to the bottom of page)
like the floating island and those cats.
cool beans to you...my friend.
sKeTcHbOoK update page3 (scroll to the bottom of page)
Haven't had to much time to draw recently... But I promise I'll update when I get home from school tomorrow!
And its snot just not showing it to them, its that I only use sketchbooks, and my friends always want to look through them. ANd they aren't exactly all knowledgable artists.. and one girl who i got a crush on does too, and I wouldnt want her seing any of that, now would I?
I know the feelin, I started doing figure studies and whenever I show my sketchbook to friends or people they're like-- aw you draw naked ladies. My mom was like, did you get that from a naughty site. Haha, funny stuff.
But if you're forbidden to draw naked people, try finding pictures of women in bathing suites.. bikinis.. sports illustrated or something of that sort: that's probably the next best thing.
My parents wouldnt even let me do that. They think every fifteen year old is a perv, so til I'm in Precollege next year (Hopefuly), or until Im eighteen, no nudes...
K! New stuf! I hsould really update more often =(
A spikey CLown thnag. I like the head, the rest is scary. In the bad way.
For a schol project. Just a kid on a dragon for a sequential art project. Comp sketch.
Flash project concept sketches. Title's Nightmare. No detail for now.
Santaclaus redesign for assignment. Fighter pilot from the future.
C/C Ploz. OH and guess what?
My PARENTS are buying me an ANATOMY BOOK!!! WOOOOOT!!!!11!one1omgnoob1!
Saw your reply in my sketchbook and couldn't resist to look at yours.
I wished I was able to draw that good, when I was 15 and I wished I had found that forum here earlier. *mind trails off... remembering the good ol' days...^^*
I like your kid-on-a-dragon-sketch and your house on a floating rock.
I just can repeat what the others said:
work on your shadows, perhaps train them on easy objects like cubes or balls
try to make your lines parallel that makes your sketches look cleaner
try to follow the form of an object with your lines
make experiments with different types of lines and shadings
this all may sound boring but these these things are important basics
I hope your parents will change their minds about the drawing-naked-people-thingy... but an anatomy book is really good news congratulations!
in the absence of light... darkness prevails
I'm sure they'l come around. And everyone always tells me the basics- That's fine, I nkow they're basic. It's just (And I do this to, so dont worry) So many oyung artists dont know what the basics are, and have to be convinced to actually practice them. So thanks for your input! And I do shapes and crap. I need to work on irregular sahding though, and values.
4 new craps!!!
30 minute pen portrait of me
VERY crappy refined sketch from that orange page. I like the sketch page better =(
Huge improvement. I would suggest working on your eyes and their placement.
As said before, I have to work on my realism ALOT. I can do quick stuff, but I need value practice and all tat, very badly.
Thanks for stoping by my sketchbook..
looks like you are making progress too, just keep drawing, you have a lifetime to get better. Don't worry about the nude thing.. just try drawing anything from life: boxes, bottles, your jacket, etc and try to really look at it. look at the way shadow and light falls on it, where the shadows are, etc. the best advice I've received so far in this forum is to do two exercises
1) do one drawing and try to render it as realistic as possible, so realistic that it amazes your friends. pick a simple subject like a coke can. that's one hell of a challenge that I still have to undertake but it's on my list of things to do.
2) the other one is to do quick drawings. capture as much of the subject as you can in 30 seconds or less.
The idea is that a combination of tight rendering and loose sketching will drastically improve your abilities.
Keep it up
I gotta try that too.... I can't sahde worth crap though...
Hey nice to se some other 15 year old art loving boys on this forum.
The only crits i got is that you should not starting with tiny details on those faces every time try to render the image in different ways like crosshatching, pure black vs white pictures and so on. Also i would love to see some muscles studys from you.
But at all keep up the great work and continue drawing every day.