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told you i would remember!
these are a good start but we need to see more - much more - and I would like to see regularity and persistance!
The best advice i could give right now is to stick to those things you like - as you identified - especially the abstract side, and dont let go of that. Push it as far as you can now before professional work forces you to compromise. If you can get good enough at what you love to be paid for it by the time you leave home for work, you dont have to backtrack and waste time doing other stuff. So don't spread yourself too thin. If you love something, do it, but drop everything else. Consolidate what you want to do and do everything in your power to push yourself towards that.
Most of all never be afraid to ask questions, dont let anyone tell you what to think, and work hard and with passion.
Best of luck, I will stay tuned
You got some nice face studies, and a good linework too. Post more, so we can give better advices, as for now, the same advice i give to everyone:
Practice, practice, practice!! Keep it up man!
Form: Thanks so much for looking dude, I really appreciate it. I was having a pretty off day, but your advice cheered me up. I'll get more stuff up very soon.
Carbono: Thanks man. I'll definitely start putting more drive into practicing my art.
I'm back from my procrastination. Tweaked my schedule, so ill probably be making daily posts now. Here's some stuff.
The heart was half-reffed, couldn't be bothered to recheck the original after a while... I think I have a problem with patience and ref drawing nowadays. I feel measuring out the picture is so tedious when I think I can shape it out on my own. Do you guys think this is a problem? (Heads were all non reference)
i think the best advice for that particular situation is to clearly separate studies from finished pieces. While its tempting to say 'hey, i can do a reference study of a castle AND turn it into a folio piece', this inevitably results in mixed priorities and so you lose focus of your goal.
If you know its a study, and you know what you are studying (ie you could paint an onion to study colour, tone, drawing, testing brushes, etc...) then you will genuinely learn something from it. Leave your studies as studies (once you have learned what you wanted to learn you are free to stop - you dont need to polish your studies). Then use that knowledge to illustrate an imagined concept. One of my bigger mistakes has been to fill sketchbooks with studies that i wanted to look pretty, instead of doing them faster and more efficiently and allowing more time for finished folio pieces.
Keep going! A
Hmm. Very very true. I've been wondering about that lately. Thanks Form.
P.S. I've just recently gotten a wacom tablet from a friend, so I can start color studies and quicker doodles. No more scanning! *cheers*
From what I can see so far, your faces are really nice.
Be great to see some more figures and portraits.
Beastathon: Thanks so much for the visit. I'll get some figures up either today or tomorrow.
First digital sketches ever using a wacom I borrowed from a friend. Some non ref faces. I absolutely hate these drawings but I figure I need to post everything I can from now on. Tablets... *sigh*
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Some energetic-ish figure studies from the mind at the request of beasthathon.
Here's something from my free drawing session. It started out as a reference study but then I just... strayed off as usual. I tried to do this as quickly as possible to avoid overdrawing and having the study (or what was left of it) become useless. I'm starting a regime of 3-5 hours of studies daily. Paints soon to come.
one day i'll make you do a 30 hour cast drawing, and on that day you will cry. So that's what you have to look forward to Keep sketching!!
Form: Joy *cries*. Internet is screwed up today, so for now I can only manage this quick reply. I'll keep hoarding drawings though, so there'll be a big(ger) update once I manage to upload again. Thanks Form.
Hello fellow 16-year-old Nice work, I can see you're able to keep things simple when you draw and that's great. It's funny how effectively you used simplification in that last page, I think it has a strong sense of design to it. Kinda reminds me of Lung_bug's work.
Keep it going mate!
Doyle': Thanks for the look-see, man. Nice to see someone around my age. Heh, the way I simplify things isn't really conscious. Hehe, my simplified sketches and stylization is just what comes out usually- I don't consciously try to do it. But if it pleases one person then I guess it can't be a completely bad thing. Thanks again.
Here's my update. A bit of a delay, but I'm working on being more consistent.
P.S. Uh, incase any of you are wondering about the baby sketches. They're preliminaries for a piece i'm doing at school. I don't particularly have an obsession with them, haha.
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Doing well here. You have a very linear technique but you can still get across the form very accurately. Just keep going youve got a good head start...
just dropping in to say im still watching and to keep up your diligent work No need to crit you for now - just keep going as you are going, and you will naturally start to feel like you are falling short in an area. Once you know what you need to fix, you can go about finding ways to do so. Until then, you are on the right track Cheers - F
Oki: Thanks for the visit fellow young'un. You've got some nice stuff too. I'll have more figure studies soon!
Rabid: Yeah, i've noticed this quite a bit and its starting to worry me. It's just sort of a natural occurrence with me. Do you guys think this is a problem/needs correcting? Thanks a lot Rabid.
Form: Hey Form. Appreciate the visits a lot. And will do.
Furniture [from mind] doodles from design and technology class:
Here are my first ever digi paints. I know these are butt ugly, but I'm targetting all my weak spots and I refuse to let anything keep me from busting into the industry eventually. And in order to do that, I have to do everything and anything I have and haven't done. So till next time, here's the first flood of digi-newbie crap.
4 hours of frustration and perseverance.
these are above average for first try paintings. well done.
Okay, its been a while since I posted. I've been working a lot on painting lately. But here's some stuff, some old and some recent. Just to show you guys a little more about my capabilities and how I go about things.
Late last year, I started doing 2 hours a night of these kinds of montages of heads and random things. Basically splurging whatever was in my head onto the page; exploring and whatnot.
I bought Burne Hogarth's Dynamic Anatomy while on holiday and I found it quite impressive at the time, but looking back at it... his understanding is very linear, there's only a hint of three dimensional awareness in his presentation of form. It was a good starter though.
Another montage, as you can see...
Did this today. I've got three pieces to do for my art course and the first is about heredity (hence all the previous baby sketches) and this second one will be about professionalism. Quite fond of the concept but it obviously needs sharpening up.
More stuff. This one's about memories/nostalgia.
Painting over a previous sketch. Getting the hang of things. Needs sharper values I think. This would be my fourth painting ever, yay.
Great stuffs man - keep going! Try some more studies in terms of anatomy and values - learning the basics now will be of great help later. Check out some books about art and technique! man wish I started this young!
hey man, your off to a good start, just keep working on those contour lines. also nice job on the facial studies but you still have alot to learn. try picking up some anatomy details and sketch muscles in all.
Joey-B: Thanks a bunch dude.
Kidult: Yeah, back last year I used to do an hour of anatomy every night, but lately I've stopped. Time to get crackin' again I guess. Books are pretty hard to find here though, but ill try. Thanks!
l0stinth0ughts: Yeah, i'll try do some Hogarth this week. It's the only thing I've got right now other than "How to Draw The Marvel Way." But some people say even the marvel book is superior to Hogarth. =s Thanks.
One of my favorites, for school.
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