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That fat kid
September 13th, 2005, 02:13 AM
Recent images on last pages.
That fat kid
September 13th, 2005, 02:29 AM
I'm a little anxious to see how you guys respond to these, C&C would be more that appreciated, it'd be revered....
(Pictures removed for bandwidth, damn photobucket)
That fat kid
September 13th, 2005, 02:44 AM
(God damned Photobucket)
I hope these aren't too big or anything....have a good one all you inspiring artists.
September 13th, 2005, 06:10 AM
This is a good example of something I need to do more of, and that's anatomy studies. I just don't have the patience for this kind of drawing. You are definetley going down the right path with these drawings, it will be great to see how you progress through the months.
September 13th, 2005, 09:24 AM
Nice stuff, i like you work on anatomy.
I would say build up more line confidence, a lot of these are quite fluffy. Try working with a pen to build up confidence.
Some longer studies would also be good for getting a better grasp of form.
Keep going, you are completely on the right track, much more than me.
September 13th, 2005, 09:45 AM
Great start on your sketchbook. Especially liked the eyes in the centrum of the last pic.
Keep on studying, it will pay off greatly later on.
That fat kid
September 13th, 2005, 02:25 PM
That fat kid
September 13th, 2005, 05:03 PM
Pepper and potato chip
Conte on black paper from life
these were from class today
I'll post til my scanner melts.....
the fat kid
That fat kid
September 13th, 2005, 06:28 PM
some recent scribbles...
September 13th, 2005, 06:40 PM
Neat stuff you've got here. I'm particularily fond of the inked hand in the above picture. You're headed in the right direction, so I can't really offer any advice other than to keep at it.
September 13th, 2005, 07:54 PM
very interesting view, cool sketches, nice variety!
September 13th, 2005, 07:57 PM
Great stuff man- Nice start!
September 13th, 2005, 08:52 PM
Thanks for the boost of confidence.... I'm going to go out now and sketch some people right now! ... Well, maybe not right now, but soon! Thanks! :D
September 13th, 2005, 10:16 PM
The lightsource is wrong on the guy holding the pole with the big stomach, the shadow's on his shoulder somehow but the light's coming from above right. On 11:05 today this occurs again on the picture of the hand holding a book(?), the light's coming from above right but then the index finger is lighted differently than the others. Your also making the reflected light too bright which is seen on the pepper from Today 2:03. To give your lines more purpose they've got to have specific meaning: Depends on the person, but to me the first thing line represents is contour. I mean 3 dimensional contour, all those lines are moving in 3D within the picture plane imaginarily touching specific points on the form of the object. Having said that there's tons of stuff I dig in here: The charcoal and chalk on colored paper, conte on black paper from life, mass drawings, you don't repeat or reuse poses(which is rare as hell). Your going in the right direction with this here, I can't wait to see where this goes in a few months.
That fat kid
September 13th, 2005, 10:56 PM
hey armando, I really appreciate the critique, this is the nectar of the artist, the life blood of our breed. I'd like to clarify that I didn't render the rope, so the shadow is going to be all screwy without that visual reference. That fat guy drawing is all screwy anway, the head is too big and so are the hands. I agree with you about the reflected light, it should be duller, but, if i remember correctly, i had the light source about 1 foot away from the damn thing. You're right about the pointless construction lines, I oughta make sure my lines have delibrate intent. Once again, thanks man, hope to see you back in here.
That fat kid
September 13th, 2005, 11:41 PM
That fat kid
September 14th, 2005, 01:02 AM
Thought I'd try my hand at some sort of character...
That fat kid
September 14th, 2005, 04:37 PM
All from life, but i dunno why the last one decided to scan all gay...
September 14th, 2005, 06:47 PM
Now THESE are sketches.
Great gesture works, keep up with figure drawing.
September 14th, 2005, 06:54 PM
Great stuff going on here! I particularily like the one of the 'old stuff' with the large study of fingers - very well done. Keep up the mad pace, and you'll be rivaling Fellah in no time! :)
September 14th, 2005, 06:56 PM
Ha ha. I thought you spelled advice wrong on purpose. Who is that fat guy? I've never rated anyones sketchbook, it seems weird. As long as the sketchbooker is practicing and learning then it's good. For practice with light sources get a box, block or whatever, light it from different angles then draw it.
That fat kid
September 14th, 2005, 08:26 PM
Steve-I: hey thanks man, I will.
Teigrob:Thanks, and I'll keep the pace up and hopefully get faster.
Armando:Hey thanks for stopping by, I think I will do that box thing, except with crumpled up brown paper bags.
Here's another dump of some of last week's stuff, I'd post more, but the d/l...
September 14th, 2005, 08:45 PM
WOW, I'm really diggin those color pieces! seriously very good stuff.
although, your pencil studies of people could be better. the figures seem a little short, maybe the legs aren't long enough... take all this with a grain of salt :teeth:
I'm not big on those life drawings, but I will be :devil:
btw, thanks for checkin out my sketchbook...
That fat kid
September 14th, 2005, 10:31 PM
TGping: thanks man. are you talking about that guy with his hands in the air or all of them? I was trying to do a weird perspective, but it turned out all wonky...I'll be dropping in on your thread, so keep it updated.
Here's some more, keep checking me out, I need advice....
September 14th, 2005, 11:51 PM
about legs I was talking about them in general, but in the last update it seems everbody is at a better proportion.
and I really like page 12 of your last post. it seems more refined... that's what I like.
just keep it up!
and I updated!
That fat kid
September 15th, 2005, 12:39 AM
Another new post, because that's what I do...
That fat kid
September 15th, 2005, 01:54 AM
All right, yet another update
September 15th, 2005, 02:02 AM
nice stuff ~
Do you study from any of Lee Hammonds books? I can tell the pepper you have looks alot like one of the tutorials she has in a book of hers.
September 15th, 2005, 10:09 AM
That last one, with the bare-chested dude writing something is very nice! I like the face, and the over all rendering.
September 15th, 2005, 03:44 PM
Yeah, that writing guy from the most recent update is sweet as hell. For some reason, I'm really drawn to the composition in that sketch of the pepper. Whats that thing beside it?
Also love the gesture sketches, hope to be seeing more of those!
You're off to a great start, keep it up.
September 15th, 2005, 05:11 PM
Amazing anatomy sketches, i like the soft touch yet dirty touch.
makes it dynamic and original.
That fat kid
September 15th, 2005, 05:59 PM
Hey guys, thanks for dropping in, don't be strangers, ya'll...
Zachx:...uh...no idea who lee hammond is....I just threw a pepper down and drew it..
Teigrob: Absolute pleasure to have you dropping by my lonely sketchbook, thanks for the kind words... you keep the posts up, and I will too...
Undefeated: That's a Sunchip, chedda style....but its had to tell...my bad..I'll be gesturing all day...
Lazy: Thanks, those are all no ref, you keep doing your studies...
Here's a little update, more tonight, i imagine
about a 5-10 sketch of my roommate on the comp..
bored in class...
September 15th, 2005, 06:12 PM
Thought I'd try my hand at some sort of character...
i dig that.
September 15th, 2005, 06:20 PM
Good progress here dude! Just keep drawing! I like the feel of the last soldier drawing a lot. The rough rendering on the shield and helmet is cool. Just mind the proportions a tad more. The torso and the upperlegs fit together, but the lowerlegs are very small (they should be twice as long). The arm could be a tad longer too and his hand is very big. The pose is cool! Rock on :)
September 15th, 2005, 06:34 PM
I have SOOO much respect for you life-drawing guys. Nice work in here. Do you have anything more developed? Maybe some stuff with more context to it? Very energetic work, I bet you work pretty fast. Nice stuff, see you around.
That fat kid
September 15th, 2005, 10:18 PM
hey guys, responses are my biggest motivation...
Car2nist: thanks man, I'll dream up some more.....
Fellah: thanks for dropping by, crits from you is like having a deity nudge me in the right direction. you're totally right about that guy, he's all wonky. I was trying to get the foot to be forshortened, but evidently, it really didn't work.....come back and keep criting, I could use it....
Masterpug: Thanks man, and yea, i work fast on my gestures and sketches. I've got some developed stuff, but its all 18x24 and i can't scan it, it'll be on here in less than a week though. but check this update.
here's another reasonably quick from life portrait...
I'm gonna do that whole scan, draw, scan, draw thing that I've seen magic man, among others, do....Its a value study, since the art workload at my school is barely enough to keep me active...here's about 40 minutes or something
September 15th, 2005, 11:20 PM
You should do more color work, they have a strong unique quality to them. Keep up the good work.
September 15th, 2005, 11:24 PM
you have some good studies here. i love to see the hard work. keep it up. btw the hand holding hold the cone sketch is tits! i'd like to more like that
That fat kid
September 16th, 2005, 01:20 AM
hey guys, i really appreciate you taking the time to reply, always means a lot to me...
madplanet: I'm all over doing more color sketches like that, just to make you happy!
bgl: I never mind compliments, that cone hand sat on my high school art teacher's desk everyday, and i drew it like once a month, I'll go ahead and post some old ones next post.
This is a sp from about 4 or 5 months ago, on 18x24 paper, but the actual sketch actually fit on the scanner, and its more polished than most of my stuff, just a peak at a more finished work
September 16th, 2005, 01:24 AM
Looks like you really are drawing up a storm. That last one has quite an intense look in his eyes, I like it.
September 16th, 2005, 01:55 AM
Hey, nice stuff... i'm diggin it. Those are some crazy color drawings you got there, do more of those.. lol.. your lines you make in those make me think 'action' you could prob do some cool things doing 'action' scenes... perhaps? hehe..
September 16th, 2005, 03:24 AM
Very nice. The scan-draw-scan-draw-etc is a good technique for even learning how you draw. I understand the scanning problem, thing mine is like 9x11. Anyway, since I am here, lets talk about you! I can see some major improvement in here. Keep rolling them out. Draw on everything, it helps. Nice faces by the way. Have you done any "out of mind" stuff?
That fat kid
September 16th, 2005, 10:57 PM
Nutter: thanks for dropping it, its raining, its pouring....
Spider: Seems like everyone likes those color ones, I'll go out tomorrow and draw me some more nature. I've tried action scenes, and I have a hell of a time with it, but I'll do some more...
Masterpug: Thanks, Out of mind? damn near all the figures are out of mind...like the sketchy ones in strange poses...but yea, I'll work on like imaginative stuff...see what i get going...
Here's a few sketches from class today...
September 17th, 2005, 04:42 AM
Hey man, you're going to have to change your name to PHat kid if you keep it up. You life drawings are good. They seem to have a strong base to them and good values. Keep up the good work and progression is inevitable.
September 17th, 2005, 06:13 AM
Cheers dude, i see what you mean with the foreshortening. From that point of view the lowerleg would be longer than the upperleg and not the other way around. Im some cases the lowerleg would look smaller but only because the foot would block the sight of the full lenght (the foot proberly should be pointing upwards - downwards like that would be very painfull i think). Sweet thing doing classsketches with no ref - makes your brain tight hehe. I noticed that you have a very nice sence of the facial struktures. Nice man. (not that it should stop you from doing tons of studies hehe). Keep on keeping!
September 17th, 2005, 03:58 PM
Man, I've got to increase my output. You should pick out a sketch you like, then finish it more: correct the proportions, fix the lighting, and use whatever reference you need for the muscles. You'd improve even faster that way. You are drawing up a storm.
That fat kid
September 17th, 2005, 05:52 PM
Hey guys, It makes my day when people take time out to post...
Azrael: thanks man, I draw from life all the time, since I've found this website, which was like 2 years ago...
Fellah: you're totally right about that crappy foreshortening, i oughta think more before i draw...i really appreciate your kind words, and I promise to keep on drawing everyday....come back soon, you demi-god....
Armando: thanks for the advice, I just got done trying to further a sketch, but I'll do it more often, see if I can get better faster....
a relatively broadened sketch...
A continuation of that value study...still working on that....
A new life coloring from campus today...
September 17th, 2005, 06:46 PM
i like the enrgy of your drawings. two suggestions: work big and don't clog up your page with little drawings. i, myself, can't learn jack from drawing small, except drawing small. get big paper, i'm talking 14x17 and give yourself room to study, even if it means not being able to fit the whole piece of paper in your scanner. :[
That fat kid
September 18th, 2005, 03:25 AM
Antquin: thanks for stopping in man. Actually, i've got a 18x24 notebook full of studies that'll never see this board, but thanks for the advice, its very applicable...
Today's sketches...the one profile is from life, other than that none of it is
September 18th, 2005, 03:27 AM
really liking your loose style ! your anatomy is improving and those conte pieces have a great feel to them. Keep it up
September 18th, 2005, 03:50 AM
Hey Fat Kid :) nice sketches....keep workin ;)
September 18th, 2005, 04:50 AM
Your from life stuff really shows a lot of potential. The face posted on the 15th is the best of the bunch so far. Very nice!
Also, this one (http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a34/holycrap1/51th.jpg) shows a quickly improving understanding of structure and anatomy.
I suggest picking up some figure drawing books and drawing from them at least a few times a day. You'd be surprized how helpful they are with understanding the figure.
September 18th, 2005, 09:49 AM
Good stuff man, keep drawing from life.
Some of your sketches shows a lot of time and rendering, try this with your other stuff.
I really like the fast gestures, keep doing them.
September 18th, 2005, 06:33 PM
TFK - nice work, it is looking pretty good. i think you could use some focused studies of head and figure layins just to help with some placement, and also some perspective would help. you have a good work and you are heading in the right direction just keep pushing yourself :) if you need examples i can give you some links to places i go.
September 18th, 2005, 06:41 PM
Oooooh, I like those highlights. You move FAST when you draw, don't you? I like this sketchbook, everything looks alive.
That fat kid
September 19th, 2005, 02:32 AM
Hey guys, I can't tell you how much it means to me when you guys stop in and leave posts...
aether:thanks, everyone loves conte...and I will keep it up...
Shyam: Hey, I love your sketchbook, anyone reading this oughta hit his book up too....thanks for stopping in...
Morbidhumor: dude, love your style if I haven't told you lately...yea, i'll whip out my anatomy book more often and take your advice...just gotta hammer out my design homework...BLAST!
Diego: I think I will trudge my way through some of my quicker sketches and get some more final drawings...most of the final rendering I've been doing is from life, like that pepper....thanks man...
j.mac (jesse): I figure you're right about the studies, if you could drop me some links, that'd be bad ass...thanks...
Masterpug: thanks for the kind words...and i'm of the opinion that gestures should have that living personality...
New batch from today...I had a job today at a sorority drawing portraits in the conte style....paid a little and i did about 15 drawings in like 3 hours...sadly, i don't have those drawings to post...
September 20th, 2005, 11:19 PM
I like the new conte stuff, and the paper bag is coming along very nicely. I have told a couple people who live in my house to take a look at your stuff and it has met their seal of approval, I am not sure how much that means though, they don't know much about art but they really like stechbook.
Keep posting I'll keep looking at it.
That fat kid
September 21st, 2005, 02:40 AM
Hey guys, another update, missed yesterday to my dismay....god damn design class....
Valengar: word up doug, glad you hopped on...keep coming back and leaving me messages..
September 21st, 2005, 03:01 AM
man, I can't see half the pics... something about bandwidth
anyway the pics I can see show marked improvement, I like pages 29-31, and good work on those portraits.
That fat kid
September 22nd, 2005, 01:16 AM
Hey guys, hope somebody's looking at this shit....
TGping: glad to have you keep coming back....yea, apparently photobucket doesn't like it if you post 60+ pictures in a week and a half.....but thanks for the vote of confidence....
bored in class...
no ref, on the phone
September 22nd, 2005, 03:04 AM
Yep, I'm still looking. Looks like your'e drawing like there's no tommorrow.
September 22nd, 2005, 08:28 AM
Wow you're really prolific. Makes me ashamed of how slow I work. :)
I love the loose gestural work that you're doing. It's very expressive.
You definitely need to find a better image host :)
That fat kid
September 23rd, 2005, 03:23 AM
Hey guys, kind of a small update....
Nutter: hey man, I'm glad you keep coming back....you're continued patronage is appreciated....and yea, I never know whether there'll be a tomorrow...
SirGreenSocket: hey, I work slow too, just all the time...these forums give me a lot of motivation.....gestures are great, but I may need to render more often...and yea, image hosts are hard to come buy...
bored in class
both of these are non ref
September 23rd, 2005, 01:16 PM
nice work man.
Try some lighter handed sketches and gestures, your later images all have a really heavy qfeel to them. Not a bad thing, just a different approach!
Solid looking poses, though and interesting, too.
That fat kid
September 23rd, 2005, 02:43 PM
Hey, 'nother update....some old, some new....these are all on 18x24 paper....
Ghost: hey, I'll take your advice to heart...maybe if i use a lead hardness other than 4b...like hb or f or something...anyhow, thanks for dropping by...
class assignment, still life...new
self portrait....like 4 or 5 months old
2 year old study...
2 an a half year old study...first serious life drawing I ever did...its on 18x24 paper....thing took me forever and stuff was still all screwy...
September 23rd, 2005, 06:09 PM
September 23rd, 2005, 06:15 PM
Its me, sedig, nipples, whatever. Great to see you stuff again. You have really been improving. BTW, OMG ;) You could have at least told me you were posting. Mr. R. had to show me. Its really something neat to see the Agrippa drawing with your others. The comparison is amazing. If you keep drawing and improving at the same rate, you'll be ridiculous in another year. I bow down to your skills.
Oh, and, the leg, freakin' sweet. VERY impressive. Anyway, I gots to be goin.
September 23rd, 2005, 07:30 PM
I like the new study good work with the shadows they look good. The self-portrait is kind of funny you have a chin. The sunset is good I like the clouds. It is a little dark though, I figure you never would be up for sunrise anyway. Last thing is the guy with the stick has no eyes it looks alien, I don't know what your aim on that was, anatomy and didn't care about face or just alien.
September 24th, 2005, 04:58 PM
hey thank you, thanks for saying "nectar of the artist."
excelllent work here friend, keep it up. I like the variation of values with your images. not an easy thing to do. keep up the great work......... i like that you keep it so regulaR i e. working / posting every day or so!
September 24th, 2005, 05:06 PM
a lot of these drawings are fading into black. may i suggest a lighter pencil, a lighter hand, or paper that doesn't eat your pencil up?
September 24th, 2005, 07:45 PM
you're just moving right along, its good that you follow your own advice- lots of updates- and I see progress, and lots of it!
I like seeing the way older stuff with the newer, it shows how much improvement you've made.
keep it up, don't slack, like me :teeth:
September 24th, 2005, 07:46 PM
Looking good, man. This stuff rocks. Keep going! DRAW!
That fat kid
September 25th, 2005, 06:02 AM
Hey everyone, first time i get to say that since more than 2 or 3 posted....glad you guys dropped by, it always makes me feel better when I see a new post...
Sedig: Hey, great to hear from you, how's junior year...? right? is it everything its cracked up to be? make sure Mr. R. stays on everyone's case and makes sure you get everything you can out of him, he'll help you draw so much better.....anyhow, glad you think I'm that good, but have you seen the quality on these boards, some of these guys are demi-gods....like Van, who just posted for me, he's terrific....sedig, you keep a sketchbook and draw in it everyday, even if you don't post on here.....post again!!
Valengar: hey doug, glad to see you're a regular here, make sure you check everyone's threads out when you have time, people here crave critiques...yea, that damn stick guy's eyes are supposed to be closed but they just read as holes with the contrast raised....how's school? come back soon man...
Gugg: Thanks for the kind words, I'll be on your sketchbook so keep updating....and the work ethic is derived from my almost obsessive drive to get better....I'm going to change my signature to that "nectar" thing right after this post....
Antquin: Thanks for dropping by....I usually up the contrasts an midtones after I scan, but I'll try some lighter pencils too. I usually sketch with a 4B, but I'll use some f, hb, and 2h for awhile and see what i can churn out....my sketchbooks paper has almost no tooth, so that ain't it.....
TGping: its nice to see the same guys over and over again...makes me feel like I have concerned classmates....progress is just a measure of desire and time, so we all better be making some....keep coming back, its nice to see you here....
van: Hey van, thanks for posting here, I love it when the guys I look up to drop by and leave me a few words...and I will draw, everyday, everytime I get a chance....
these are just some random non ref I did during a movie....
September 25th, 2005, 02:22 PM
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So cool to see your stuff again! i like to see your class projects to. i think there awesome.
September 25th, 2005, 06:06 PM
andrew you suck so much... your work shows total incompitence.. and i love it...
i see you are blowing me out of the water stil.. but im working on it... liking how full the sketchbook is geting now that you can post... keep em coming and maybe give me a lil help
September 25th, 2005, 08:50 PM
Hey again. Im purchasing a sketchbook tomorrow. (little, pocket size) I intend to follow your advice. Junior year sucks. But hey, so does everything else. As far as the recent posts go, the only thing I can really say is that the non ref head looks a little screwy, but you'll have that.
Oh, and Mitch, if your THE MITCH, Ned want wants to talk to us both eventually. Remind me at school some time. If not THE MITCH, my bad.
That fat kid
September 26th, 2005, 04:46 AM
Hey guys, another daily update...
Mitch: sweet name, original too....thanks for the compliments man. Are you keeping your sketchbook daily too? You best be......
Hexen: Hey kyle, how's life? best be good...looks as though you're getting thinner based on your self portraits...I hopped on your thread and left a massive reply, hope that's what you meant by help....my sketchbook should be fuller than a normal sketchbook ever coud be in a few weeks....3 pages a day, usually.....damn am I jealous of a figure drawing class, I gotta hunt me one down...
Sedig: Glad to hear you're getting a daily sketchbook...it'll keep you company during english with that wench of a teacher...I'll work on those non ref'd heads for ya....and I don't mind talking through my thread, but don't be using it as a post-it note between you and mitch :nohope: .....
another batch of non ref'd brain ticklers....
September 26th, 2005, 04:28 PM
I actually purchased a sketchbook Sunday. I've already filled three pages. Mostly in English with that wench of a teacher. About a third of it is worth looking at... And I wont use your thread as a post-it note again. Sorry sir... Anyway, Doug's sister (you know Alli) hooked me up with her scanner. I should be posting the stuff today. Maybe someday I'll be able to outdraw you, but with the way your stuff is improving, it's unlikely. Keep drawing. See ya someday.
September 26th, 2005, 05:03 PM
Visitation from the BoneHead Nation <> The non-ref stuff is very good <> the searching line style is fine but try to let it search for cross contour and form a little more and not as much random short strokes.
September 26th, 2005, 07:03 PM
Your stuff is really coming along.
Practice makes perfect.
I Look forward to seeing more.
September 27th, 2005, 06:46 PM
I always did like your pen stuff better. You should draw in it more often. The lone figure on the page w/ the quote is excellent. It makes me want to scratch you eyes out. The envy of your skill is killing me. There is, of course, only one thing for me to do: keep drawing. The same goes to you. Try more pen stuff. Pen stuff WITH REFERENCE. I'm interested in seeing that...
That fat kid
September 28th, 2005, 02:23 AM
Hey guys, damn near missed 2 days in a row....I love having assignments, but makes it hard to sketch regularly....
Sedig: I'll give that pen reference thing a look into....at the moment, I'm on a pure highlight kick.....its going to be a lot of reference, but mainly of how light works and not of anatomy....
Mentler: absolute pleasure to have the Bone Doctor glance through my sketchbook....it thrills me no end to hear you say that my non ref is good, I've sort of modeled them after your style in the loose way....I'll stop just wandering around the sketch with those pointless marks and search for the important stuff, thanks for the advice...
Romance: hey rob, glad you stopped by and kept my confidence up, you have anything posted on here somewhere?
September 28th, 2005, 03:05 AM
"Pathetic update", come on don't start with the self pity shit. Looks like this sketchbook is still growing at a fantastic speed!
September 28th, 2005, 05:10 AM
as i see, you are on the way up!
September 28th, 2005, 08:26 AM
Like your adventures into other media <> looking at things in different ways helps us see them in different ways<>
September 28th, 2005, 08:31 AM
I like ur self portrait dude :) i like ur sketches too...u r trying diff. things...:) do MORE...keep posting.
September 28th, 2005, 09:59 AM
those last ones are interesting. Show us some new complete works.
September 28th, 2005, 10:56 AM
Being a fat kid myself I felt obliged to repsond to your thread. I should have earlier but I can already see you're making quite a bit of progress. I could pick some things a part but being that I'm short on time I'll just say two things. First, you need s'more studies up in here. This non ref stuff you've been updating with is nice but I want you to kick your butt into gear and give us s'more life drawings and anatomy studies. I'm tired of your messing around, fat boy! If you want to improve you must work harder! :upset: Put some figures into perspective, draw them using basic shapes, make them interact, etc. Push yer'self. Second, be more confident and think more about the lines you put down. Soemtimes things seem sort of chaotic at times. Remember the structure. Keep it up. And don't worry, I'll eat some for you. I love me some Chimi's. :rendered: Great thread, btw.
September 28th, 2005, 05:29 PM
Unfortunately, you pics don't load on the library comps, but Mr. R. showed them to me today. The lighting stuff is really neat. It is an entirely different way of seeing things. While guilty of it myself, I cannot help but agree with Zeb. You do have a lot of chaos in your non ref stuff. However, you do keep getting better about it. Feel free to comment/butcher my stuff.
That fat kid
September 29th, 2005, 03:59 AM
hey guys, I love coming back to some good comments and crits, thanks all of you!!
Armando: You're right, self pity shoud turn into motivation, it'd be more useful...thanks for dropping by and kicking my ass.....btw, it was more of a reference to the size of the update, but harsh words are very effective :wink:
OleOlsen: Thanks man!
Mentler: always a pleasure to have the bone doctor pay me a visit, love your birds!
Shyam: ...man, i love your thread...anyway, that's an old sp, but thanks a lot! I'll do my best to keep it interesting....
Nutter: thanks man, I wish I could post some more finished works, I've completed about 3 drawings, each about 10 hours, but I have no camera, all I got is a buddy who smokes too much and he's hardly around....that bastard....thanks for coming back, it really does mean a lot to me...
Zeb: Damn do I appreciate a hard crit....Those studies and life drawings are on the way once the weekend hits, hopefully hands, feet, and torsos.....with my standard amount of portraiture....I'll hop onto the loomis books and throw a few pages of figure perspective down, and try to do all the things I ought to be doing....anyhow, I really can't stress how nice it is to have these kind of responses...gives me a huge rush of inspiration and motivation, Thanks man!!
Sedig: Good old Mr. R.....I've been trying to reduce that chaos, and its now my major goal concerning figure drawing....that lighting stuff is something my drawing teacher suggested....he said just work with white and really didn't give me any direction, so that's what I got initially....I intend to put more energy into this experimentation and broaden myself since my pencil renderings seem to be stagnanting....but I have a dream...btw, I'll be all over your thread tomorrow, I gotta finish some freaking design...
relatively small update...gotta keep it daily, but i gotta finish my homework...
Both are from life...I hope you can tell what the first one is, I was going for subtle and it ain't great, lol....
September 29th, 2005, 09:40 AM
Wow! I love seeing the way your drawings are evolving. That last peice is realy bringing the lights and dark together. I've studied the lights before, long time a go. Probably forgot about them. The only thing I remember is hating how those chalk and chalcoal makes my have dirty. :dur: Anyways,you got three peices ready to shoot, Huh? Can't wait to see them. :^^:
September 29th, 2005, 09:50 AM
Draw a line through the corners of the eyes and the corners of the mouth ‡ note the direction of the lines on the right hand side of the face <> they will not be converging as they should be ‡ the biggest problem is the right corner of the mouth <> remember that the lips go around a cylindrical form.
September 29th, 2005, 01:43 PM
ahhh charcoal studies it reminds me off my old college days. great stuff you got going here. keep drawing
September 29th, 2005, 01:53 PM
That self portrait is GREEEAAAT!!!!!!! :rendered:
September 29th, 2005, 02:59 PM
The first is a guy with a lamp on his head! Right? :D Sorry, couldn't resist. Have you ever checked out Phuzion's thread? He does a lot of work like that on coloured paper with charchoal and white pencil. You might be able to glean some tips from his drawing style.
September 29th, 2005, 04:46 PM
hi, nice progress you have going here, I'm not going t give critics, because others are far better in doing that and all I can say is the already that many heard sentence; keep studying your anatomy! :)
September 29th, 2005, 06:43 PM
I think you were right about your pencil drawings getting a little stagnant. Thats not to say that they arent great, but, especially for me, a little repetative. However, the newer charcoal stuff is excellent. I really like the highlight only stuff. I can only guess that the "subtle" one is a guy with a lamp shade or paper bag on his head, or maybe a glass bottle??? Probably my own fault, not seeing things the right way. Or perhaps its one of those things that once you have seen it, you will always know what it is. Anyway... I really like the dark/light charcoal stuff on the brown paper. Mr. R. had us using those in drawing class, I love the idea of adding light. If I can get him to take mine off of the wall, maybe I'll show them to you in my thread. Keep trying those highlight only drawings. As Ned would say Primo Stuff. It's what separates you from the schmoes. (sp?)
September 29th, 2005, 07:01 PM
cant think of any critique atm but you just keep on fighting! things are looking great !
(thanks for the kinds words over at my SB)
September 29th, 2005, 09:56 PM
You are going mad with the non-reffed stuff but then again you always did. I like the new conte, or charcoal, I really can't tell with out actually seeing it. Is that a mouthwash bottle or something to that effect. I am not quite seeing a dude with a lampshade. You can find them in the dorms for a ref if you need one though. Get the rest of that paper bag up sometime, and if I just missed it, I am sorry I am a dumbass
That fat kid
October 1st, 2005, 12:34 AM
Hey, gotta keep this daily....
Noi: hey thanks for the kind words....strangely enough, its conte, not charcoal, but its just as dirty...I don't know when I can get the completed works posted...but I'll work on it...
Mentler: glad to have the crits...I'll definitely apply all those things to the next portrait I do, gotta anticipate the crits...its crazy how well you know these things....
camilografix: college days...expensive...I will keep drawing, thanks for dropping by...
Qxzi: thanks man!
Teigrob: Ouch! Phuzion's thread is definitely my inspiration, but it seems as if my tools aren't precise enough to imitate his stuff...I'll have to get the white prisma like he uses and maybe a hard charcoal pencil....thanks for leaving me the advice, I'd really appreciate some more...
Haldor: haldor, I'll definitely keep studying anatomy...
Sedig: Hey Will, thanks for leaving the posts...i'd like to see the highlight stuff sometime...and you spelled schmo as well as any of us could....
Hurricane: thanks man, you deserve kind words, your stuff is absolutely fantastic, it gives me inspiration...
Valengar: Hey doug, YOU GOT IT RIGHT!! first one to see the mouthwash bottle....the lampshade thing i could see but it made me a touch depressed...that damn paper bag got thrown away thanks to the clutter of my dorm, but I'll put another one up and kind of bullshit the new one with the old one's start....
some loomis studies....
October 1st, 2005, 01:13 AM
Hey man, nice improvement here. If I can offer up some advice, try hard to get your line/underdrawing correct before spending too much time shading. It's easy to get caught up with using values to try and 'fix' things, I do it too much myself. If your drawing without any values doesn't look right, no amount of shading will make the proportions correct. Keep going with the studies, you're definitely picking up a lot of stuff and improving!
October 1st, 2005, 01:21 AM
Hi fat, you have some really great stuff here.. I feel like i've learned a lot just by looking at this stuff. Keep posting, it's extremely motivating. :teeth:
October 1st, 2005, 07:49 PM
I really like the hands. The line figure dude is pretty awesome too. It has a comic book feel to it and I am a sucker for comic books. And I am sorry I have to say this but the figure playing the guitar looks like he has a really big penis (I am sorry). There has been a marked improvement since you first started posting, and incredible for the first drawings I saw.
October 2nd, 2005, 11:49 AM
Hey Fat Kid! Really nice work on this sketchbook, I love the way you make portraits, really sensitive and full of life. Pen and charcoal work are my favorites. You're efforts reminds me I won't be good until I start studying anatomy like you do. Keep up the good work and thanks for posting in my sketchbook. ;)
That fat kid
October 3rd, 2005, 12:58 AM
Hey guys, I hate travelling, can't post, no good materials....
Groover: That's definitely some sound advice, i worked on it in this post, actually....and thanks for the compliments, come bak often, i need as much help as you can give me!
Cobi: thanks, I'll absolutely post a lot, check out mentler's thread too, you'll learn stuff there too....and for even more inspiration, check out mindcandyman's thread, he definitely can make you want to draw....come back, I appreciate the support, its my biggest motivation...
Valengar: what figure playing the guitar? and thanks, i've been working hard over these weeks, how's school and everything else?
[jbfilion]: hey, I'll posting in your sketchbook as long you keep posting....thaks for the kind words..
from life, damn bus layovers....
October 3rd, 2005, 02:27 AM
Some more arm studies should be useful. Keep an eye on proportion, and anatomy. Unfortunatly your arms are probably all flabby and not buff like mine, so it won't be as simple as looking in the mirror for reference. Ha Ha :muscle:
October 3rd, 2005, 03:54 AM
Nice update dude. The sleeping guy (nr 59) is very nice.
Rock on Kid - you will get where you want to be :confident
October 3rd, 2005, 05:03 PM
Interesting gestures, facial expressions
That fat kid
October 4th, 2005, 04:30 PM
Hey, i wish it was easier to keep this thing daily....
Armando: I guess I should work out more, studies coming up when i get my normal sketchbook back...
Fellah: Thanks! i really appreciate the encouragement...
Uncle_Enzo: thanks for stopping by, come back soon!!
my drawing teacher collected our assigned daily sketchbook, so i only have a small drawing during physics....
October 4th, 2005, 05:43 PM
Sorry, I've missed posting for the last two days. Your stuff is getting better. Doug is right about the guitarist? (the stickish figure sitting on a chair) I like the red stuff. What is that done in? The only thing that I can see is the p60 hand--looks a little screwy. Hands are something that I think you need to spend more time on--you almost seem to be avoiding them...
October 4th, 2005, 06:08 PM
Hey, I like your stuff, and I'm glad that you're concentrating on the human figure, as it is definently one of the most intriguing subjects that one can find. However, I think that you should take a few steps back as you draw. This will allow you to check yourself and make sure the drawing looks good and correct as a whole. Also try blocking off certain areas of the drawing with your hand to see if it improves the look of the rest of the drawing, and work on the area that is flawed. Constantly search for flaws and rework those areas, then get a fresh look by taking a step back. Master each one of your drawings, and look for quality rather than quantity. I hope that this advice will help you on some level, and I need to work on these same aspects of my art as well, so i hope I am not too much of a hypocrit. good luck!
October 4th, 2005, 07:46 PM
Some neat studies there, good to see you still drawing while travelling. We started at the same time and you will be nearly on page 3 while I'm still stuck on page one. At this rate, you are going to be champion of the world.
That fat kid
October 5th, 2005, 01:58 AM
hey guys, nother small update, just to prove I'm working....
Sedig: ya got me...i do like to avoid hands...I'm decent when they aren't attached to the body, but when I have to deal with their connection, I tend to shy away....I actually have been working on it, whether or not you can tell....anyhow...That red stuff is sanguine conte, the stuff that you don't know what it is...Ask Mr. Roddy about it, or Mr. Nesti, they'll hook you up...
Mr. Blonde: Turns out we're practically the same age, my birthday is 3 days after yours, so I'll keep your seniority in mind....Your advice is very sound, it had never occured to me to use my hand to see individual parts...pending your advice, I'll work more on each drawing as opposed to leaving minor flaws.....hopefully I can strive for your excellence...thanks for dropping by...
Nutter: Hey man, thanks for coming back time and time again....I intend to get good, you're definitely one of the guys I look to for inspiration, so get to it!!
oil, 2 hours...
October 5th, 2005, 03:09 AM
Over all I think the oil painting looks good, it's got a little bit of caricature going on. The space between the eyebrows looks a little wide, like the far eye brow isn't where it should be. Anyway, it's good to see you working on some more in depth studies. I hope you stick around this site, I'm getting lots of ideas just by reading the stuff you leave in other people's books.
October 5th, 2005, 03:54 AM
Hey man. Wanted to say thanks again for the comments. You have a great thread going here yourself. I appreciate how much anatomy you're drawing. Its something I need to start doing a lot more of. I've been reading gold finger and loomis. Plus, I have a life drawing session thursday and saturday I'm going to start attending.
Keep up the good work man, you can see your improvement just by scrolling.
October 5th, 2005, 04:44 AM
I dunno, this stuff doesn't hit me as well as some of your previous work. I do love that last one, but the pencil drawings just before it don't seem to be in your normal vent. That last pencil guys head seems a tad over-large. Still, very nice work, and you are getting better with some things. I know I am the last person that should probably comment on anatomy (seeing as how mine isn't great in my work) but you seem to have a really nice fluid way with your form. Best of luck, I'll check in (thanks for stopping by my s.b.).
October 5th, 2005, 07:09 AM
You've got some really great sketching going on here. Gonna start following
your progression. How long have you been drawing?
October 5th, 2005, 08:43 AM
Wow, you are burning up the pencils like there's no tomorrow.. But I wonder if drawing at this speed stops you from digesting what you learn.. Dont get me wrong.. Mileage matters, but its like reading.. if you read too fast you'll be done with two chapters and suddenly realize you have forgotten most of chapter 1...
I'd slow down a bit, spend more time on the drawings. :) Other than that.. great job.
October 5th, 2005, 08:53 AM
Hey Kid ! i like those hand studies..its very easy to understand the form when we draw in blocks/geometrical shapes. DO MORE and be MOTIVATED :D
October 5th, 2005, 11:37 AM
Fricken awesome oil painting!
That fat kid
October 5th, 2005, 05:48 PM
Hey, glad to see massive responses....
Armando: Thanks for the encouragement, I've definitely been looking forward to indepth studies...yea, I intend to hang around this site for years, lol...glad you're getting ideas off me...
Runelore: hey, thanks for dropping by my sketchbook in return....I can't wait to see your figure drawings class stuff posted....
Masterpug: hey, I'm always glad to stop by your sketchbook...we all need help, even professionals....seems as if my pencilwork is stagnanting or something, so that's why I hit the paint, just to take a break from my favorite medium....anyhow, Thanks man, keep posting!
Placeboast: Thanks man, glad to have another companion on my journey....I started getting serious about 2 years ago....thanks for dropping by, update your sb and I'll get back to you....
Talmir: That's an excellent analogy...I have noticed a degeneration of the form of my drawings, so I took your advice to heart with this update, not a complete drawing, but much slower....either way, thanks for dropping by, good advice helps me so much, I don't have much of a community of art where I am....
Shyam: Thanks man, I get the most motivation from replies and c&c....so, come back! and keep your thread updated so I can drool over it...
Mitch: thanks man, don't forget to post in other guy's threads, they really love comments and crits too....
small update, a relatively quick back and partial arm study between classes and dinner....
October 5th, 2005, 07:37 PM
some really nice pieces in here, really like your chalk work.
October 5th, 2005, 11:11 PM
:> wow.. you are one drawing machine dude.. heaps of stuff and it's all coming along nicely. Keep it going dude!!!
October 5th, 2005, 11:38 PM
hey, nice stuff! The main thing I would say is to increase the range of values to add a bit more depth.. keep it up! :)
October 6th, 2005, 12:02 AM
this is why i love these CA sketchbooks, you really see people improving over a span of a few pages! keep it up man ; )
That fat kid
October 6th, 2005, 04:50 PM
Nother update, trying to keep it daily....thanks for you guys who reply, it warms my frostie heart...
Please, please put your sketchbook in your signature so I can reply in your thread....
Gibsini: thanks man, I think I oughta bring out more chalk or try different things...
Bumskee: yea, If I'm gonna improve I have to draw enough to fill 3 of these sketchbooks....thanks
Buffaloe: thanks for stopping by man, I'll definitely try to push the values some more....
MrCrowpsey: yea, maybe i'll be the nex mindcandyman, lol...thanks
keep coming back you guys, I could use the attention...
mild update, hopefully a lot more later....bored in class and dip pen sketches
October 6th, 2005, 06:59 PM
holt. P.S. whats your MSN name
October 7th, 2005, 12:02 AM
hey great stuff. i really like your still life!!
thanks for the recognition.
That fat kid
October 7th, 2005, 03:05 AM
Hey, nother update, trying character interaction, i guess....
mitch: my e-mail is [email protected]
so just use that....the 0 is a zero....
Pennington: thanks! I expect great things from you!
non ref try....studies tomorrow, hopefully...
October 7th, 2005, 03:39 AM
nice dude! hey, if you gonna draw male/female interaction you might as well go all out man ;) haha. got no crits.
October 7th, 2005, 03:04 PM
Keep it up man! Really fast progress here!
October 7th, 2005, 06:38 PM
Hey man, third page in less than a month good going, im with fellah. nice progress and just keep it up!
October 7th, 2005, 08:09 PM
Hey Fat Kidz! Love the last one with the familly, there's something beatifull in this one. Keep up the good work ! :wink:
October 7th, 2005, 10:48 PM
This is the first time I've had a chance to check your sketchbook in a while. I'm really impressed with a lot of this stuff.This (http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a198/holycrap3/105th.jpg) was a surprise. Well done! Nice to see some Loomis studies as well.
I notice you have a tendancy to get stuck on short, choppy strokes especially when you are using a pencil.
Try starting your drawings with broad/basic shapes using some media that puts down a broad, sure strokes.
A few of my faves- Prismacolor gray markers (20% or 30 % are best for layout), graphite sticks ( I prefer the wide ones/ break the full length stick in half and lay in shapes with the side) woodless graphite pencil (held under-hand so you can draw out nice, thick curves).
Good luck and keep it up.
October 7th, 2005, 11:07 PM
fatkid, nice job on number 58. i think i'll rip you off and look for something like that to draw. was that drawn from life, same as the bus stop guy? those are the best. hopefully you get a rush of excitement doing it. a suggestion i have is to look for out of the ordinary, not straight on portraits. i think they make for more interesting drawings. look at the degas stuff. a lot of his pieces have the model looking away--gives you a chance to have the body language speak, and that is so much more interesting. well, i think so anyway. look at me, i should go draw, now. :blahblah: thanks for stopping by my book.
That fat kid
October 8th, 2005, 05:15 PM
MrCrowpsey: think I just draw that? thanks for dropping by...
Fellah: I think I will keep it up, thanks for stopping by!
Shinryu: Thanks man!
[jbfilion]: thanks, I guess beauty is good....
morbidhumor: hey man, thanks for the compliment....I'll look into the different mediums to prevent the choppy marks, thanks for the advice!
Antquin: Thanks for stopping by mine...yea, she was drawn from life, same as the bus stop guy...you're right, having ordinary poses makes for a more living drawing, because we can relate to it....guess I'll go sit around in some train stations and classrooms and see what I can draw, thanks man!
bored, slightly depressed sketches, guess I lied about the studies....
October 8th, 2005, 05:16 PM
we want more! :) your drawings are getting better and better
October 8th, 2005, 09:25 PM
hey thanks! ive been drawing for a few years. i started in first grade copying disneyand have been doodling since, but i really picked up drawing junior year when i took an art class in school. i can copy things pretty well but i have the hardest time trying to draw things i think of. like if someone says draw a football player wearing a tutu i can't get the right forms or anything to be in correct relation to each other.
btw your back study is great! a crit i have is to watch the size of your hands,a bit big.
October 9th, 2005, 03:46 AM
Don't let life get ya down! Keep your head up, fat boy! I'm proud of you! Look at you?! Rockin' the studies like I told ya to! Keep 'em up man. You're gonna grow like a frickin' weed.
October 9th, 2005, 02:37 PM
Still loving your stuff. Got a question for you. Do you use fixative on your
sketches? It seems that your drawings are so heavy with the pencil lines
that it would smudge your whole sketchbook. Or do you just draw on individual paper? Thank you very much.
October 9th, 2005, 07:43 PM
You've been showing great improvements. Your value works have been looking great!
This one in particular (http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a198/holycrap3/105th.jpg)
October 10th, 2005, 12:10 AM
thx for the comments in my sketchbook! my one suggestion to you is to start switching up mediums more...you need to get away from the safety of the pencil...as well as you need to hold your pencil farther from the tip, closer to the eraser...it looks to me like you're trying to control too much at this point.
That fat kid
October 10th, 2005, 04:06 AM
Nother day, nother post....
Haldor: thanks man, I'm working on it between massive assignments....
Pennington: yea, drawing non ref'd figures take so much practice, hence the reason there's so much on this website...the more you copy the better you get at non ref, but don't forget to draw from life, you'll learn the most about light and poses that way....thanks for the crit, i hadn't really realized how big the hands tended to get
ZebzFree: Hey thanks man, I appreciate the support, damn do I need it nowadays, so much work and so little to help me...btw, nother study today....value and anatomy, woo!
Placeboast: Thanks man, I'll keep posting in yours if you keep posting in mine, deal? anyhow, I get tons of smudging in my sketchbook, the really dark stuff I tear out and put into a portfolio to keep them nice, but otherwise its a mess.....lol, come back soon!
Sirgreensock: nother value study today, glad you liked the last one. thanks for dropping by!
Apollonuevo: Thanks for the crit, i'll start implementing and experimenting with that distance thing...i'll definitely start to try different mediums soon, its just that i come back to sketching with a pencil after getting done with homework in some weird medium.....anyhow, thanks man!
late night quick study while watching "The Terminal" with tom hanks, a good flick.....just a chest....
October 10th, 2005, 05:21 AM
With your latest addition I can really honestly say that you have improved a lot. Great work with the muscles and the tones. You have just moved to the
next level. Great job!
October 10th, 2005, 05:51 AM
YO ! like the last one. Keep Movin' Kid :)
October 10th, 2005, 07:42 AM
Awesome thread! Your studies rocks man! Keep 'em up, 'cuz like ppl tell you; you're improving fast!
I especially like the back-study.
October 10th, 2005, 12:14 PM
You´re drawing alot! Good stuff too! :)
I´m in a hurry, but I´ll check back later! Seeyamate!
October 10th, 2005, 01:19 PM
Great study, bro. Just remember to wrap the values around the form and keep taking note of the basic principles of the value scale, like on a sphere. Some areas of this one are really poppin' quite well. I know you can do better tho! Gimmie s'more!
And thanks again for the stars! It really lit a fire under my arse and made me feel like I'm somewhat good and what I do. I appreciate it more than you know!
October 10th, 2005, 05:13 PM
good suff that last piece you did while watchin terminal (I agree good flick) rocks, like the way you've brought the muscles out with the white great technique. Your inspiring me to get the chalks out. Keep it up an keep postin.
October 10th, 2005, 05:50 PM
Sorry it's been so long..... The library comps wren't loading things again.... Either way--congrats on the third page, and on the rating. Both show that you are moving right along. You should be bored and depressed more often. You produce good stuff that way. The chest you did while watching The Terminal (it is a good flick) is good. I think a few of the highlights might be a little, hmmmm, stark?, maybe?, I can't think of a word for it. The back/arm is the same way. The light is just a little too bold? contrasting? err... maybe it's just too light. Maybe try blending it?
That fat kid
October 10th, 2005, 07:05 PM
Hey guys! STARS!!!! never did i think I'd get stars! :yayca:!
Placeboast: Hey thanks man!
Shyam: Thanks, I will!
dCept: thanks, I'll definitely keep working!
Flaskpost:thanks man, keep working youself!!
Zebzfree: I know what you mean about the fire under the ass. I've got one lit too! I'll keep working the values, probably worth a few more updates, hopefully...
Gibsini:Thanks man! that actually isn't chalk, its just graphite.....but more power to you, bust out those chalks! I will too!
Sedig: Thanks, I don't really have a problem being bored and depressed...my environment contributes to that quite easily....I wish you could see the damn thing in person, the scanner rapes it. The scanner seems to pick out things I can't see....since its just graphite, that's barely the white of the paper since I'm erasing away powdered graphite I rubbed into it....either way, I'll keep starkness (I know what you mean) in mind on the next few....
if you want more replies in your thread, update with images more, it makes people think your needy and whiny if you bump your own thread without pictures....plus, post in other peoples threads, it makes them feel important and special too, just like you....
nother of the same, I'm really enjoying these...the hand in the foreground irritates me.....this time I was watcing "the Chronicles of Riddick," not quite so good......
October 10th, 2005, 07:14 PM
Dang it. I hate it when other people are correct about my own faults..... anyway... this one is better, (chronicles of riddick wasn't) The light source is obvious and bright, so those ultra light lights work better. The only place that needs the reduction in starkness (yes, I understand the scanner problem) is the neck. otherwise, it looks great.
That fat kid
October 11th, 2005, 05:01 PM
Nother day, Nother post
Sedig; thanks, glad you like this one better...keep drawing!!!
wimpy post, so, so much homework....some from life, some not....
October 11th, 2005, 07:23 PM
This is a nice page. I really like the head top left. The facial expression is excellent. Ref or non ref? My only crit is the elbow of the wrestler? on the bottom right. It looks like it is bending the wrong way. Is that why you have a line through it?
October 11th, 2005, 07:44 PM
I really dig what you did with brown paper. It looks great. All the use of lines really bring out a fluidity to your work. I would really like to see more of you gesture drawings. Those are what really grabed me.
October 11th, 2005, 11:18 PM
hey wow! awesome torsos! and i'm really glad you got stars. you deserve them! you're really encouraging. Keep up the good work!
October 12th, 2005, 04:10 AM
wow. nice man! very dramatic. lots of emotion going on in this one. his right arm feels a bit disconnected from the rest of him, but everything flowing from that upper elbo down passed the abdominals is awesome buddy. MORE MORE MORE!
October 12th, 2005, 06:16 AM
Yeah! Good lookin' out on that last body-study! Following the fredflickstone-tut?
Your faces have a tendency to get real big noses.. remember to measure out the distances in your initial gesture and it'll be easier to control later on when you render them out.
Just my two cents
October 13th, 2005, 01:25 AM
thanks for all the feedback. i'ma do another selfportraight tonight. get some more mileage. late.
October 13th, 2005, 01:40 AM
Page 3 already dude! Keep this up! Draw like mad! The studie from oct 10th is very cool man!
October 13th, 2005, 02:09 AM
The fat kid - I have been watching you progress dude. Your enthusiasm inspires me a veritable shite load.
Drawing doesn't come o/n but the harder we work the deeper in the satisfaction we become. I only got back into drawing when I was 27 after stopping when I was 14-15. I did some drawing in between but these were times when the passion was hot. I only discovered CA about 2 years ago and knew nothing of Concept Art. I have forgotten about ' if only for the years I didn't draw' and now just love it again. But.. i do wish i had drawn in those years. What I'm trying to say is be careful you don't burn out, but MAKE SURE you don't stop. Your life WILL be more rewarding for the drawing. I think your progression is fucken A. ROck on :}
October 13th, 2005, 02:11 AM
beautiful. ahh.. your are an inspiration..
question: what are you using to produce the white on the darker.. paper..
like is it white charcoal?.. and what paper is that?
October 13th, 2005, 02:40 AM
For those more finished muscle guy studies, try simplifying the next one into planes, and working it out in perspective, then doing another more realistic drawing based on that value study. It's boring but it'll teach you some new stuff.
October 13th, 2005, 04:32 AM
Congratulations on the stars. Or is it for the stars? (damn grammar)
October 13th, 2005, 04:35 AM
That is some BEAUTIFUL work on post 151. The other pencil sketches are really nice, but do you have anything more finished? I know it is a sketchbook, but I would love to see something more "done" by you. It would make me drool.
October 13th, 2005, 08:31 AM
great stuff !!
keep on fighting !!!
October 13th, 2005, 12:35 PM
The anatomy studies are really kickin´ it!
Extremely nice use of highlights on that last one!
Keep it up mate!
That fat kid
October 13th, 2005, 05:16 PM
Nother day, Nother Update....this will take some typing....
Sedig: non ref, those guys in bottom have a line through the elbow so I could try to "balance" them....thanks man!
Atlas: Thanks man, i'll do some more and actually post them....
runelore: Thanks man!! yea, that foreshortened arm is all sorts of goofy....
dCepT: Thanks man! yea, I noticed that too, so I did a little study on noses, and I'll keep that in mind when I do portraits...and no, i didn't follow any tut...
Scott: hey, feedback is what this site is all about, and get that mileage!
Fellah: thanks for coming back here time and time again! it'd be easier to get the pages you get if a bunch of people replied everytime like in your freaking awesome sketchbook.....but thanks a bunch for the support, I will draw like mad!
draw: yea, thanks some good advice, the burn out is somthing that is a very real threat...I knew some great athletes who got sick of their sport when they had more potential than anyone else.....yea, inspiration is what its all about, don't be a stranger!!
osgoon: thanks man, I didn't think my stuff was that good....about the question, I was using 100 lb vellum surfaced bristol board that I rubbed fine powdered graphite into, then I took a 4b pencil and put in the darker areas, i then erased out the lights and the whites....anything else?
armando: thanks for the tips, I'll give it a try..
Placeboast: thanks man! and I don't know what the proper grammar is...
masterpug: thanks man, i really appreciate the compliments! This post has some finished drawings, too bad the pictures kind of suck...hopefully you'll drool...
hurricane: thanks man! I will fight on!
Flaskpost: thanks man, lights an darks are so contrasting next to each other!
here's the post, the finished looking ones are assignments from drawing class, the really dark underpass is due on the 17th, so any C&C on that one would be freaking awesome to the max....sorry about the cruddy quality...
the picture really made the underpass look bad, i tried tweaking it with the computer, but it didn't work out so hot....
October 13th, 2005, 05:29 PM
Hmmm, thought I allready replied in here.
I see that your drawings from photo's are much better then the stuff you do from life.
You've got the right intention to render. Try to apply that to your 'life' stuff.
Always focus and keep the attention level high!
Don't be hasty when you sketch or shade. Take your time. Really look at how your shadows make the form and watch your values!
I think you will progress fast with the right way of working and attitude. Your sketchbook is promising , my man
Keep it up
October 13th, 2005, 06:20 PM
hey man, great stuff so far. I see some killer anatomy studies, try get a good book, or magazine and relax yourself doing as much studies as you can, do it slow, look the lines.
I think the only way to get better is to know why you put every line, even if it's wrong, learn why you put the line, learn with every drawing you make. And take it easy. :)
Cheers man, and keep'em coming
That fat kid
October 14th, 2005, 12:57 AM
Art_Addict: Thanks for the reply, you've got some valid advice, i really oughta slow down with my life drawings...I just try to get them drawn before they leave...
Diego: thanks man, I'm all over the anatomy sketches....the advice about the line is great, I'll keep that in mind....
these aren't so great, my heart isn't in it, I'm doing a sketch of a kid's brother for 6 boxes of ebony pencils....but I'd rather not
October 14th, 2005, 01:33 AM
TFK :: Your values are coming along. The line work and proportions on this last one are pretty good. I find your chalk on dark paper work the most dynamic of your posts. I dig that last one of the figure's torso stretched out.
To crit, you could use a little more control with your strokes (something I have been working on lately). I have learned that one simple pencil stroke can say a lot. I saw a post a while back by killing.people on this forum that had some really good examples and insight into pleasing shading techniques and stroke patterns. Bummer, I can't seem to find it anymore. The best advice I can give on the matter (since I am no where near an expert) is to try and keep your strokes in one motion throughout only crossing with a 45 degree angle for darker areas. (if that makes any sense). Throw some of those skills into your bag of tricks and you would be amazed at how much more impressive your work will be.
Keep on truckin.
October 14th, 2005, 01:42 AM
very nice pencil rendering man keep it up. the life drawings are very dramatic.
October 14th, 2005, 01:55 AM
yeah good renderins
October 14th, 2005, 02:09 AM
I love the motion you're portraying, and there's some great detail I see in modeling out some of the muscle shading. Only critique I have is in consistency. You've obiously established a knowledge of anatomy and various technical skills. It's more a matter of deciding on one style, and sticking with, taking it as far as you can. That's just my take though, hehe. Love your work.
October 14th, 2005, 07:15 AM
are most of ur sketches drawn from life ?
October 14th, 2005, 11:05 PM
Homework kind of caught up to me and I haven't been a able to post and the internet died in my room. The IT guys said they should get there tuesday...
I really like the new stuff the bridge is well done and the toothpaste isn't bad either. The scetchs are are good. You can tell the last one wasn't done because you wanted too. Try and forget about why your doing it and just relax and take a chance to do a good reffed drawing.
October 14th, 2005, 11:06 PM
P.s scoob your hair is getting long. I know I have no room to talk. But I had to say it.
That fat kid
October 15th, 2005, 12:05 AM
Hey guys, nother day, nother update
Azrael:Thanks man, I'll start trying to control myself as best as I can....good advice....
meeatu: thanks man!
pennington: Thanks man!
Lycius: Thanks, I'll work on consistency, I have a habit of switching styles whenever I see a new one I like...but I'll work on mastering one...
ravindranak: some of them are...the tube of toothpaste and the self portraits are, the muscle studies tend to be from books, and a lot of the faces and gesures I just make up since I don't have an figure drawing class or sketching group...I do some gestures from people just standing, sitting, or lying around....thanks for stopping by!
Valengar: thanks man, I'm getting swamped with homework too, god damned art history...so many dates that don't seem to matter.....anyhow, forced drawings just aren't as fun to do, I always try to put too much effort into them without the 'love'...and yea, that's a month ago, so my hair is like over my eyes....
art history sketches, damn is that class hard....
this was an attempt to remember how the muscles sort of fit together, but maybe it didn't work out so hot....
October 15th, 2005, 12:14 AM
These new drawings look like you had fun drawing them! A little messy but still able to read, Nice forshorting on the bottom image! Keep it up...
October 15th, 2005, 12:36 AM
The underpass caught my eye. You were asking for critiques, I don't know if it has to be a certain size or not. If it doesn't I'd maybe crop it in on the right side, you have a lot of unresolved space over there. The more I look at it though it's starting to work, maybe just work on it a bit more to help the mark making to look more intentional, more like you meant to do it that way instead of it just happened that way, more confident. I hope that makes sense. Thanks for the comments in my SB. :)
October 15th, 2005, 01:31 PM
Hey man. I would really want to see some more finished work. It seems that your are bit too impatient with your drawings and therefore the quality
of your lines suffers. Of course this is a sketchbook and not the finished section but you made me expect more from you after those muscle studies on the coloured paper. Do not get me wrong, I really like your stuff. This is nearly always the first thread that I check out when I'm here, so i will be following you're progress. Till the next time.
October 15th, 2005, 01:53 PM
AWESOME!!! very nice toothpaste tube.(looks a lot better that the one that i did) i love the contai(prolly not the correct spelling but whatever) drawings that you do.Very nice self drawing.(get a haircut).
October 15th, 2005, 05:26 PM
Sorry it's I took so long. I tried to post yesterday, but the comp wasn't working right... Ok, the overpass-- This looks really good. YOu are getting better with your charcoals. two crits. PARALLEL LINES. I am a stickler for those. You have a few mistakes in the pillars, and the overpass has one spot where it gets noticably thinner.
the paint tube--THis looks great too. The forshortening is awesome. However, as a result of time, or scanner, this one looks a little muddy. The SP- this is nice, but your hair is as long as mine is! Only one thing--people tell me more darks, so now I tell you. Far better than my attempt, (It shall not grace my thread) but still, the darks seemed to ahve been rubbed away. Are these sitting a sketchbook, rubbing against other pages? The same thing happened to the tube of toothpaste. The kid- PUT YOUR HEART INTO IT! I know you can do it if you try. Someday you will ahve to learn to do a commissioned drawing-why not start now? OH, and your pen work is excellent. You should draw with it far more often. Though I'd end on a happy note.
BTW- Mr. Nesti invited me to see you in Chicago. I wanted to come, but today was not only the PSAE testing date, but IMEA tryouts as well. I died inside.
October 16th, 2005, 09:15 PM
these aren't so great, my heart isn't in it, I'm doing a sketch of a kid's brother for 6 boxes of ebony pencils....but I'd rather not
Shit... I wouldn't wanna draw that fugly kid either.
October 16th, 2005, 11:01 PM
Great studies Fat Kid. I like how you did the sketch even though you didn't feel like....awesome, lol. Good study anyway. Also I really enjoyed your studies, keep it up!
That fat kid
October 17th, 2005, 03:48 AM
Nother day , nother update, sorry I didn't update sooner, life called unfortunately....
seth1: thanks man, its almost always a pleasure to draw!
Bojee: I'll comment in you SB anyday, anyhow, even though I didn't post it, I kept working the images with your advice, along with some other's, advice in mind.....I really appreciate the crit! thanks!
Placeboast: Hey thanks for always coming back here, I makes me really happy to know someone is checking back time and time again...It weird, those muscle studies were doen in the same amount of time as some of the other less finished loking stuff, its like I was just hitting the marks better....but I did take your suggestion to heart and will and am slowing down for quality.....thanks man!
mitch: hey man! thanks for the compliments, as always...its conte, and I can't afford a haircut, i need to eat too...
Sedig: I reworked the pillars so they're straight, and I made sure the parellel lines were the right distance too....the reason the self portrait and the tube of toothpaste look so crappy is I took a picture of them in a low lit area without the flash, making them very dim, I messed around with them on the comp but to no avail, they still look horrid.....anyhow, Thanks man!
Armando: LOL, that made my day, it gave me and my roommate a hell of a laugh....anyhow, thanks for stopping in!
Antant: thanks for stopping by, glad you liked my humble stuff....
rather small post for how long its been since I last posted.....these are 14x11 so I couldn't scan them all so I just left what was there and moved on....its late here and I have class tomorrow....
October 17th, 2005, 07:48 AM
Two really nice sketch pages! I can feel alot of action in the first one. Nice values there too, man.
Keep it up!
Btw, was it worth it? Selling your soul for 6 boxes of pencils? ;)
Well drawn kid, but still ugly. :D
October 17th, 2005, 10:58 AM
hey lots of updates mate...cool :)
but i'd like to tell u...spend more time on construction..e.g. ur self portait..see the distance between two eyes..looks bit less to me. but u r doing lots of works..well thats a good thing. keep workin' hard !!
and congrats for the STARS !! :)
October 17th, 2005, 04:55 PM
TFK- Holy Crap! That second page is one of the more bizzare things I have ever seen. Do more like that. I think Mr. Nesti would love it. Be careful with your hands though. A few of them a a little sloppy. BTW- how was chicago? what did your and Mr. N do? What did I miss? ONE more thing. art field trip to chicago this weekend (sat 22) Mr. R wants to know if you would be willing to meet us there. Please answer somehow.
October 17th, 2005, 06:01 PM
DUDE!!! that second page is freakin awesome. I love how you made all the stuff one.that is so cool!!
October 17th, 2005, 06:03 PM
Also.....this is my first crit ever but you should have done the ear better on the kid.
That fat kid
October 18th, 2005, 03:29 AM
Nother day, nother update...
Flaskpost: No, it definitely wasn't worth it....but he definitely didn't get quality...plus he didn't let me finish, LOL......thanks for hanging out in here!
shyamshriram: Thanks! yea, I really didn't notice how wonky the SP was until just now.....the individual parts look like me, but the distances and proportions are all goofy......anyhow, thanks!
Sedig: hands will be the death of me....Chicago was its usual self....too much going on all at once for me....Met up with Bonnuer from the workshops....cool cat, that one......anyhow, I'd love to meet you guys in Chicago but its a 50 dollar round trip and I can't swing that 2 weekends in a row, plus my dad is randomly coming down to visit, so things just won't work out....Mr. Roddy, hope things are going well!!
Mitch: thanks man, the guy took the picture before I actually made my final marks, he was like, "that's good enough..." oh well.....keep on keeping on!
Sketching in the dark, only light was from a tv across the room....I'd love to get more sketching done, but Design homework is plaguing my time.....Man, this is a terrible scan....
October 18th, 2005, 03:55 AM
Cool stuff happening.. really like how this stuff is all growing together in the latest pieces. One small thing for you, when you're shading.. sometimes work in a little more transitions between values. Usually the side of the lead is best for this, even if you using mechanical. All depends on the texture you want though. Keep it coming dude!
October 18th, 2005, 04:14 AM
Again some nice pages in here. I would like to see you work a little longer on 1 drawing.
Take your time rendering out something. Watch your values and linework for example. I know they're just sketches but you can achieve great detail and proper values in a sketch aswell. Only the most experienced artists are able to put down a few lines and make it look incredible... :)
October 18th, 2005, 05:11 AM
Now that't what I'm talking 'bout. Immidiate improvement. I like!
October 18th, 2005, 12:00 PM
Those are some cool concepts~! Really start watching your line work and cleaning up the shading... Keep it up bro...
October 18th, 2005, 08:58 PM
These are nice too. I Don't Care what the other guys say, I really like the choppy shading. It really shows the plane well, and adds interest for me. Wish I could get it to look like that. Mine only shows up as sloppy. I don't think I have ever seen someone avoid (joke) doing hands by replacing them with heads. I would think you would choose the lesser of two evils.....
Crit- the bottom left head looks like he's got some crazy lips, or a major frown going on. Be careful to avoid exaggerating emotion a little too far.
October 18th, 2005, 11:31 PM
Hey there. Nice sketchbook you have going. I'm inspired that you sketch so much and post it here, similar to MindCandyMan. The improvement is showing too; your lines and strokes are more confident than before. Keep it up!
October 19th, 2005, 12:30 AM
Cool work TFK. I like the face in the middle of the second to last one.
I found that thread by killing.people by the way. "http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=34479" You'll have to scroll down a bit in the thread to get to it. I found it quite usefull.
That fat kid
October 19th, 2005, 04:19 AM
Nother Day, Nother Update
Some_Guy: Thanks! i tend to only use a HB mechanical pencil, and lately I;ve been staring at wesley burt's stuff for hours, so I keep trying to mimic his stuff, but end up with a short choppy style based on a hodge podge of hatching....I used a 4b woodless today though, definitely mixed things up for me.....thanks, don't be a stranger!
Art_Addict: Thanks for coming back, I spent a little bit more time on this one....you're right, time spent on a sketch is well spent. I hereby pledge to have more well thought out and rendered sketches with more carefully articulated linework and values......keep coming, you lite a fire beneath my flabby ass....thanks!!
Placeboast: Thanks man!!
seth1: Thanks! I will look into that linework, I'm starting to get mad at myself about it...
Sedig; Hey Will, my drawing teacher told me to start pressing the idea side of my art......in his opinion, as a professional artist and a drawing professor, that my technical ability is fine for the moment, and, in his opinion, talent is a die a dozen, but its the idea that counts.....I'm still going to make sure I get better with my medium, but i'm thinking conceptually as much as I can.....I don't know where this speech came from.....thanks for the crit, come back soon.....and update your SB more often with images.....
Zord: thanks man! Mindcandyman is definitely an inspiration for us all, so I make sure I draw at least a little everyday...
Azrael: Thanks! the damned link doesn't work, keeps telling me that it can't find the server.....try it again?
a little 4b woodless action, departure from hatching and more side of the pencil stuff.....with weird Ideas....
October 19th, 2005, 08:56 AM
Hi Fat kid! I felt like returning the favor :^^:
So I came by to check your sketchbook out... I really like the way you draw ( I can't do that I have to blur!!! ). The one I really liked was the drawing u posted the 12th oct. It's really nicely done :teeth:
I'll come by next time !
October 19th, 2005, 04:06 PM
Nice work going on here, its good to see you draw up a storm, ! DAILY ! :D
The drawing of the eyes in someones mouth, looks really interesting and seems like you can think of ideas quickly.
Keep it up with those studies and ill be back!
October 20th, 2005, 01:50 AM
The woodless graphite drawing still retains your mark, it's so interesting to see the idiosyncracies(don't know how that's spelled) of other artist's which aren't so obvious in finished pieces. The surreal updates are cool, but try applying perspective to some of the figures like the muti-armed heads for hands guy. I guess you were just frigging around with ideas, but it's still worth the practice.
October 20th, 2005, 07:18 AM
It's been a while since I dropped in, up to page four already!!! whoa!!
October 20th, 2005, 04:28 PM
wow, I like this, i'm coming back to see some more
October 20th, 2005, 11:39 PM
hey congrat's on the fourth page!
your creatures are wicked strange man!
and getting better too. late.
That fat kid
October 21st, 2005, 01:05 AM
nother day, nother update
Fallen: Hey, a post for a post is a great CA way...thanks!
Qxzi: thanks man, daily is the way to do it! concepts are the name of the game on this site....come back soon!
armando: I'm definitely on the perspective figures, haven't approached that before.....it is weird how differently everyone draws, and its also strange how we all emulate those artists we really admire.....thanks!
Nutter: Thanks! keep coming back, its nice to see familiar names!
styler: thanks! there's always more here!
pennington: thanks! more strangeness and studies coming up soon!
just faces, been working on a big assignment for class......studies eventually!!
October 21st, 2005, 04:46 PM
Wow, man. You are blowing me away. Your progress is amazing! keep drawing! Your rendering is looking great.
That fat kid
October 22nd, 2005, 04:13 PM
Van: thanks man!
here's the mild mannered dump....
October 22nd, 2005, 09:21 PM
Hey, the heads are showing some improvement, in particular the one all the way on the right on the first picture. Keep proportions in mind more though. An exercise for that is to draw a line, then practice dividing it in thirds by eye, this represents the thirds of the face. Then just slap on any old profile or frontal head view over those measurements. Got a new book yesterday, "Force: The Key to Capturing Life Through Drawing" by Michael Mattessi. It's given me a lot of stuff to think about, learned a hell of a lot about line yesterday. I think it would help you with your figure drawings too.
October 22nd, 2005, 09:34 PM
Bummer the link didn't work. These were originally posted by Killing.People in his sketchbook thread. I found them really useful. if you dig'em make sure you give props his way.
October 23rd, 2005, 12:08 AM
Interesting! Doing good man!
October 23rd, 2005, 12:20 AM
good sketches man.... love them!
October 23rd, 2005, 01:11 AM
god damn you draw so much!! :) good to see you keeping at it. talk about dedication, hehe. nice studies, though I must say some are a little messy, take your time and often it's a good idea and sit through some tight drawings. what Azrael posted seems very good, I need to study them too I think. keep it going dude.
October 24th, 2005, 05:23 AM
like your new stuff here fat kid, good firgure studies also, keep it up
October 24th, 2005, 07:10 AM
hey man, really nice pages. Your use of value is getting better, maybe you should train more you eye with lifedrawing and still lifes, and render it slowly, it's something i want to do too, to get use to render forms.
Anywasy keep up the hard work.
That fat kid
October 24th, 2005, 11:57 PM
Nother day, nother update....
armando:thanks, i'll keep an eye out for it...i really need to draw more from life anyway, so bookstores will have a lot of people to look at....
Azrael: thanks man...believe it or not, i've seen that before, but thanks for posting it here
renaissancekid: thank you!
bumskee: thanks man, i do need to spend more time on stuff, and i have been, but my marks always look similar...i'll keep working....
Diego: thanks diego, gret advice......this seems like i'm making excuses, but I have so little time.....damn art school! lol
random stuff....ball point pen of the crappy variety.....
October 25th, 2005, 12:03 AM
hey dude, your stuff has a lot of energy, i was seeing that in all your pages and forget to write it.
You must focus more in gettin the forms right. make every line count. Take it easy.
Anyways, keep it going dude, keep the hard work.
That fat kid
October 26th, 2005, 12:21 AM
nother day, nother update
diego: all right, form! check! thanks man
October 26th, 2005, 12:36 AM
These updates are lookin' great, Fat Kid! You're rendering stuff is getting better and better, just keep doin' that crap! Some facial studies won't help. Maybe do some skull/planar studies to really understand the form of the facial structure and head. It's helped me a ton everytime I study that stuff. I'd like to see s'more realizm kickin' outta this thread. Keep it up! Study, study, study! You're gettin' there in no time!
October 26th, 2005, 01:05 AM
HEY DUDE, i think your sketches looks great, but you can take advantage by doing lots and lots of lifedrawing, i mean, really studying waht you're doing, learning to see, learning how to measure, how to see the shadows patterns.
Your doing more than great dude, just keep the pencil sharp and keep studying.
October 26th, 2005, 02:03 AM
Hey man nice progress on the rendering studies. shows a lot of promise and dedication. The one thing that I see from the last few posts is that the skin seem to sag and hang in odd ways. I would hit up some skull studies and then try to overlay the skin and muscle over top to see if it would help with the oddly laying skin. I see that there is a sadness theme running through the last few batches but the faces should still have a solidity to it.
October 26th, 2005, 04:11 AM
I look at your pictures and I'm wondering why I am using only ball point pen. I must be really stupid or something. Maybe after this week I will find my pencil somewhere. I've also heard that there's a thing called eraser, which you can use to erase the lines that you've fucked up. Is this just a rumour? Good job by the way on the new drawings. No crits at this point cause my head is even more empty than usual. See you soon.
October 26th, 2005, 04:26 AM
you 're sketchbook is very very great, keep it that and it's always a pleasure to see another artist in the same age of me to rule.
Hµave a nice day !
October 26th, 2005, 06:23 AM
hey fat kid, nice update here, like those faces. ZebzFree has made a good point, those studies wont really help you. Do some skull studies instead. keep on posting
October 26th, 2005, 03:13 PM
THAT FAT KID! hey kid... glad you popped by my SB to drop a comment and welcome me... you are one of the people who i was looking at and feeling inspired... the amount of work and the amount of progress you've put it is great... i like seeing the improvement... keep on drawing from life... and keep your eyes open... i'll be coming back to bear witness...
October 26th, 2005, 04:30 PM
Never bone alone <> doing well here <> studies are getting stronger and staying pretty consistent <> apprecialte your support
October 26th, 2005, 04:55 PM
hey that fat kid,
I like all those face updates in your sketchbook you did :) there are some really good ones between them!
October 26th, 2005, 08:18 PM
Your work ethic rocks. Keep going. Your rendering style is VERY nice.
That fat kid
October 27th, 2005, 08:04 PM
ZebzFree: thanks for the advice, i know that just doing my stuff from memory isn't going to help, i'll hit up some studies after my big assignments are done....
Diego: thanks diego, always great to have you giving good advice!
bengonzalez: thanks man! strangely enough, half the time i intend to 'hang' the flesh like that, gives it a mood, but yea, i'll start studying more....
Placeboast: thanks man! try new mediums, they give some attitude to your studies!
Shylone_Breath: thanks man, I appreciate it! keep drawing!
Qxzi: thanks man, i'll take the advice!
ohdood: thanks man, hearing that I inspired you really inspires me! I'll keep an eye on you!
mentler: HEY! its a pleasure to have you stop by! love your stuff, your thread is always educational...thanks!
van: thanks man! been staring at wes's thread!
update, sorry I didn't update yesterday, my roommate got drunk and puked so the whole dorm room smells like vomit now, so my creative juices just aren't flowing....
October 27th, 2005, 08:34 PM
You should participate in the community activities section, just to let out some of that creativity in a different way. I'd like to see some more creatures here.
October 28th, 2005, 01:03 AM
Damn Kid, your are one work-o-holic! I wish I had half of your energy and ambition. Keep working on those figures and your anatomy will improve leaps and bounds as fast as you work. Thanks for stopping by my sb.
October 28th, 2005, 02:55 AM
I'll take issue with Sketch #38.
Ostensibly you want what we all want. To draw from the imagination believably.
Bisymmetry is the phenomenon that occurs in many animals where one side of the body is mirrored on the other side to some extent. This is why we have two eyes, a symmetrical nose and mouth, two arms and legs etc.
you're doing good. keep it up. Don't take the crit the wrong way. I'm trying to explain things clearly. If it's not clear, I'm not thinking clearly.
That fat kid
October 28th, 2005, 04:34 AM
Nutter: hey thanks for stopping in like you do....yea, I've been mulling over the ChOW and COW, but never mustered up the courage....I'll at least make something for the next round in ChOW....
madplanet: thanks! drawing isn't work, its my passion and my play, so it ain't bad to draw so much...I'll get some studies in eventually....I keep telling myself that, then I get a big class project and a test and can't get any time to draw for myself, just sketches....anyhow, I'll be back in you sb every now and again, keep posting!!
theguy: Thanks for the really in depth crit!! i really appreciate having someone give such wonderful advice...I'll keep your advice in mind next time I throw down something from the ol' head.....BTW, you've got yourself a great sketchbook, keep drawing!!
nother day, nother update.....a miniature commission for the guy in the picture....just a quick sketch really, but he oughta like it, he's seen my stuff before and knew what to expect for how little I charge for easy stuff like this....roughly 45 minutes.....I think its for his girlfriend...her head's a touch big, my bad....
October 28th, 2005, 10:39 PM
hey - guess who this is. it's your favorite person, that isn't kyle. so that only leaves one person. stuff looks great. you make me sick.
October 29th, 2005, 10:13 AM
Good lil update here fat kid, like the faces. Good shading and vaules.
Keep on posting
October 29th, 2005, 11:05 AM
hey dude, your faces are really good even if you rough the values. Sometimes when i look at your drawings i think you're eager to reach the rendering stage. Maybe if you take more time in the drawing and then focus on the shading? you could try that.
Good stuff bro.
October 29th, 2005, 12:53 PM
Diego said it. I should listen to that guy as well. :)
Sweet updates mate!
you should try drawing in the bathroom btw. ;)
October 29th, 2005, 02:13 PM
That black guy on the left can propably see the world better than the rest of us. He has a wider range of view cause he's eyes are so far apart. :teeth: Good job on those guys. Btw might be wrong here but are your heads a maybe a bit too wide. Do you take measurements?
October 29th, 2005, 02:24 PM
Hey, cool you're updating more and more. I have to say that you posting so much and your need to improve is really inspiring. Just want to give props. Us sketch guys need to stick together. :)
October 29th, 2005, 05:23 PM
cool stuff you have going on here dude. you're doing well with the values; i'd say work on your lines more. for the parts that you don't render (and even the ones that you do), it would help to make the drawing a lot cleaner. dont make them too dark, but a little more contrast in the lines, yeah, it would make it a little cleaner and easier to read the drawings. try longer strokes sometimes too. nice job with the most recent portrait; keep up the good work. peace yo.
October 29th, 2005, 10:11 PM
hey man, nice rendering style, some of it is a bit rough but I can see from alot of these that you are capable of nice fluid lines, so keep it up! great work
October 29th, 2005, 11:55 PM
Your comming out with some thing man! Keep this up and you will be there in no time...
That fat kid
October 30th, 2005, 04:21 AM
Hexen: hey sydni, i assume, glad to see you're checking this thing....glad to hear you're sick....
Qxzi: thanks! got some more faces right here....
Diego: thanks man....yea, i tend to rush into that rendering without checking to see if everything is all right....here's an update where I took my time, just to see if your advice is valid (kidding, your advice really helps), tell me what you think if you get a chance.
Flaskpost: thanks man...I think I'll avoid the bathroom, I have to use a communal bathroom since I live in a dormitory...it sucks in there....thanks for dropping by though! and I do listen to Diego....
Placeboast: thanks for popping in...nope, I hardly ever measure, I just lay down what I think looks right and go from there...I probably oughta measure....and no, both heads are a touch too wide, I tend to do that when I ref phots because of that hard black shadow cameras make....
Zord: thanks!! glad to hear that my own motivation is inspiring...keep working!
purb36: thanks...good point, I should care more about the lines, I go into the values before all the lines are even down.....i'll work on it
seth1: thanks, I sure hope so!
reasonably quick conte drawing, 19x25.....its pretty big....reffed....about 2 hours...
October 30th, 2005, 05:26 AM
I like your sketches, they look fun. Especially the figure in the last image of #56.
You can handle the proportions quite good only the abdomen area is often wrong. Also your outlines are sometimes a bit messy.
Anyway, I think you can already handle most of the "basics" for anatomy studies and livedrawings. Go on and post more!
October 30th, 2005, 02:19 PM
So you are colouring now. And it seems that you're quite good at that too. Your crosshatching training has paid off well. It can be seen especially in this last post of yours.
October 30th, 2005, 03:03 PM
I like your style! Keep working on it.
October 30th, 2005, 03:46 PM
That's really impressive. The pace you improve at puts most of us to shame. Keep it up.
October 30th, 2005, 05:05 PM
last post is great, awesome progress !
(some anatomical errors)