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Well, after drifting arround this site for at least a year and a half and not posting much at all, I decided it was time for me to create a sketchbook thread. Posted a few bits and pieces last year, but its time to face my fears and do this thing. I've been inspiried again and again by all the wonderful art posted here, but also by the people who's art has developed during the course of thier sketchbook thread.
and a little man in my head was jumping up and down "me too, me too"
so here is some work I've been doing over the past week or two:yayca:
and the wonky chair....
these all are quite quick, not very refined, but i usually am to impatient to detail....
reply would be great....:x
Last edited by Sybo; March 27th, 2007 at 06:49 PM.
hey, im chuffed that some ppl have veiwed this book, since im such a newb. Please any comment/crits/anything is welcome!
heres another up
moved on to some portraits of my siblings...oh yeah
and yes, some of these I didnt do Today, but jus trying to catch up with myself...
Well damn, you've been busy. :p
Those horse studies are pretty nifty, I could never get horses down pat. I really like some of the more interesting poses you've done, in particular the dude with the huge ruck, and the collection of sketches of the guy getting up (sitting down?) off the swivel chair. You've got some nice value studies, too.
Hey man, nice filled up pages you got here. Glad you're experimenting with ink and enjoying it, keep it going! The charcoal portrait with white highlights is nice too; using just the right amounts of white. Only crit is that the eye seems flat and unrealistic. You might want to round it out a little, notice the way it fits into the socket with the folds of the eye and what not. And just a small note, some of the images are a little big, making it difficult to see the work as a whole. Maybe resizing them to be just a liiitle bit smaller would help us in seeing it without scrolling up and down. Either way dude, keep it up! And post post post. Cheers.
What a day
Zord - thanks buddi, great to hear from ya. yep lookin at it now, i can see the eye has little depth.Btw, thats graphite not charcol, me and charcol never got along so well.maybe I'll try it sometime
Anyway, here are some pages from my sketchbook. They are heavily based on work from my fav artists here, Sinix and Wes2000, those guys are inspiring.
If im not supposed to put um this kinda work, so jus tell me and i'll take em down.
great shading on the elephant, faces could use some work though. Otherwise good to see another NZder
Yep, Ive been away for a few days, and had to hand in some big assignments at uni. So heres some work...of late
I've also been trying out acylics a bit, not to much success, these are some beginings...find mixing colours hard. proportions of the first one is severly messed up, o well
cnc, or any comments would be much apreciated....
Ned- thanks for stopping by, want to see some of your art, bro, where is it?
Last edited by Sybo; March 16th, 2006 at 04:47 AM.
are you kidding me, some of them are good as man, especially the robot, crap, i need to catch up with my art now, lol, wow i was impressed, man u've been growing up with a very good potential in the art senses. thankyou the Grace of Jesus Christ , Halleujah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and thankyou for posting or ur art works
Hey dooood, cool to see you jumping head first into acrylics. Don't worry about the outcome, as success only comes with lots of time and lots of practice. Your lines are coming along, they're more confident than before. If I can offer just one crit, the guy you colored [digitally i'm guessing] his body is a little too big. The body doesn't shrink down in size, but you can work out anatomy issues with studies and more drawing. So just keep it up man, draw draw draw, studies studies studies. Cheers.
Well, here we are again. heres some work of late...had to get a new image hoster, photobucket is getting overloaded. Well, I been going through some Loomis PDFs I was recomended, and am finding them GREATLY helpful. If you havn't read them, read em.
I've done heaps of proportion work and anatomy work in my sketchbook, but dont want to bore you all, and can't be bothered scanning them...unless anyone is interested.
um some other stuff
still working on getting up painting skills, when I have time, lots of Uni work atm tho
good to hear from you Sorawit.Dude you're my role model(well one of em)
Zord-yup, been taking your advice buddi, draw draw draw, studies, studies, studies.cheer
hey thanks for the comment! you've made lots of progress yourself. likin the pen doodles all i have to say is proportions and it seem you're already on that. oh and eyes, although i'm sure you like cartoon style eyes and it fits well sith your style. it always helps to have a better understanding of real eyes. it'd be nice to see some gestures of eyes from the mirror or something. later
couldnt sleep tonight, so yea checking out ur art, felt better after looking at all the pencil lines and rendering. i love pencil man. got a question; why did u draw octopus? o yea hav u ever heard of ' the purity of an artist's heart ' ? i think it's a book.
hey! nice update. you have a pretty good grasp of values. keep working hard and from life (or ref) as much as you can. thanks for the comment! later.
you've already improved from the first post, keep up the studies n stuff.
loomis is gonna help you a lot, keep studying
i'm curious to see how you finish the beaked-strange-monster-color-study.
(man, isn't this no-comment business frustrating? i know something about it )
Hey back from holiday, ready to post agian at last.Thanks for the comments tho Guys, its a real encouragement.
Sorawit - glad you like it, cleard your tired head ai? Hey when are you comeing back to NZ, dont you have to sort out your Visa before it expires bro. Dont loose that, they're hard to get.
Pennington - Yeah man lovey ou SB aswel. And you're right, i need to work from ref a bit more, just been playing with my own perceptions lately.cheers. BTW still have you addvice on working on eyes in mind, will get on to that soon.I've always loved drawing eyes., but kinda learnt off comics etc, so they are a bit stylised...
TheGnoll - Thanks for comment. Nah man i'm over the not many comments thing, i understand, cause i dont comment on half the threads i visit...why? because im lazy. Keep it up
So I've been working through some of Andrew Loomis' book figuredrawing for all its worth and am finding it really good. Heres some work, and theres a whole lot more but i'm not gna post 'em, dnt wanna bore
also been playing with graphite, these last ones influenced by artists such as Wes2000 and leonardo...Man, but my scanner sucks, it eitehr makes the image too light, or makes it excedingly grainy, very unlike the originals.
So anyone know what i might be doing wrong with the scanner?I've tried fixing it with curves in PS but that ainth working so well.
Hello my oceanic friend, wonderful to see your progress so far, your studies are excellent and show good improvement from the first post.
One thing I will say is try to make your lines more efficient, try not to use 2 lines if one will suffice, there is a tendency for people who are still finding their drawing legs to do that. Use long clean strokes and make sure you pay attention to line weight.
wow killer studies! you've been real busy. i gotta start doing more studies too.
I think your studies studies are the best peices here.Seriously.I would recommed you do more doodling of life drawing.Start dong more life drawings.One more thing, application ,apply your studies to your renders and other works.
They help a lot.
Take care and keep posting.
I myself cannot say very much, save to say that even these are quite impressive.
It appears that I will have to go and have a good looksee at your other works.
Larry LaPrise, the man that wrote "The Hokey Pokey"
died peacefully at the age of 93. The most traumatic part for his family was getting him into the
coffin. They put his left leg in. And then the
well another quick update, been playing with water colours ,its so fun...gosh.
Magic man - Hey darren, good to see a quality australian artist arround, man your sketchbook is NICE, lots of helpful comments. You're right, gotta work on my lines a lot. Its an ongoing thing innit. thnx.
pennington - Go hard bro
bhanu - yeah, gotta do more life studies. Its a good challenge to apply the studies to other work, but thats the whole piont isn't it.
Seate Macol - cheers
water colour is fun, hard, unpredictable, i love it. The paper is so expensive tho, spent 37$ NZ on 12 sheets a3. nyway...
my mate while he was playing the guitar
Bruce Lee studies, the role model of my past when i used to do martial arts
didnt have any black paint
Hey sybo, and thx for looking by my sketchbook
wow, You have improved the pencil stuff alot ! not much to critic, just
keep up the current speed!
The last lose stuff, is cool, but yeah abit to lose! but the pencil stuff is
awsome ! keep that! and do some detail work with colors!
Hey. Im liking the studies, they have got a good solid feel to them. you're improving well, keep it up .
Last edited by flatliner; May 1st, 2006 at 08:00 AM.
We'll ride the spiral to the end, we may just go where no one's been
Hey si its jace,felt guilty for neglecting this site after we had a chat the other day so yeah.heh..your work is comin along good just keep at it things will start to click the more you hack away at it.dont be afraid to use reference or even copy an image you like to an exactness (is that even a word?) we only ever learn to imitate life in art by copying it first,personal style comes after..
sweet,see you in class mate ..