Here are some sketches playing around with markers. I'm doing these as test for a bigger assignment. I truly had some fun with these, doing only observational stuff gets a little boring after a while.
Yesterday was a bit of a crap day, but still I kept doodling. So I kept the hand busy, I think that is most important
1. The first picture is a shopping bag which I maimed during watching How I Met Your Mother!
2. The second picture is a bit of a lazy observational drawing of Westfield eastgate (big shopping mall nearby my residence)
3. The third picture are some quick studies.
Here's a pencil sketch I made for a school assignment. We had to transform an object (in my case, a pipe). Well, screw that, I attached a character to it... Kinda lame, but hell, I had a fun time doing this one
I'm sorry for the horrid quality, but I only got a lousy camera...
And of course some more small sketches, even a lovely seagull I made at the lovely BBQ today
Thanks dude! Well, I used a lot of mirror ref for this one, but maybe you're right. That arm was one the major pains, corrected it many times...
Here are some other schoolworks I've done today.
1. First up is a watercolour sketch from a still from the movie "The Fountain", starring Hugh Jackman. This is a schoolassignment, and I'm quite pleased with it, it being my 2nd watercolour sketch ever. The likeness isn't there, but that'll come as soon as I get used to the medium.
2. Doodles while watching How I Met Your Mother. I finally finished watching all the 5 seasons. Bring it on, season 6!
3. And my first watercolour sketch ever, I was kinda experimenting with this one, using only one or two colors and some white conte to put in some highlights. Is it just me or does this look like a fancy police drawing, in search of a pedophile, or rapist? XD
Wow, just returned from a Dr. Sketchy's meeting, and boy, was it awesome! What is Dr. Sketchy's, you ask? It's a life drawing class, but different. First, there is a theme to each night. This time it was 1001 Nights. Second, the models are clothed, wearing beautiful clothing and using a lot of props (in this case Arabic swords). Third, there are prizes to win and throughout the short breaks between the poses there is some exotic entertainment, namely belly-dancing!
I came to know about Dr. Sketchy's through Barontieri's blog. So as soon as I found out it was here in Sydney, I had to check it out. And I'm so glad I did!
In short: Best life drawing session I ever witnessed. Lovely atmosphere, great models, great theme and a rather funny Master of Ceremonies I even danced with one of the models and I was allowed to pour water over her... Even got a kiss on the cheek!
And oh yeah, because I forgot my brushes I worked on watercolour paper with marker... kind of strange, but hey, gotta work!
So, 21st of September is the next one, count me IN!
Here is a watercolour SP, done for a school assignment. Really had some fun with this one! I used a picture for ref, it's part of the assignment I really worked in layers on this one, first carefully building up shades and then applied the reddish colour to my apple cheeks
Awesome sketchbook man, really. You have a style and your lines really stand out. Keep posting dude
I also noticed that you are here at COFA is it? I'm studying there too mate, it's awesome hey! I've never been to one of those Dr. Sketchy's, though I have been to the arthouse hotel for life drawings on Mondays, you go there too on Mondays?
I will check back more frequently, keep updating!
Thanks for all your kind words! Yes, COFA rocks, I'm having a blast there! I would love to go to the Mondays, but unfortunately I've got paint class then...
You should come with to Dr. Sketchy's, it's awesome! Hell, we should meet up! Always great to meet other CA members!
Hey there! Here's another watercolour portrait I made, this time of my roommate here in Oz, Yao-Ming Eng! It's part of a series I have to make for my painting class, but I'm having so much fun with these I'll probably make some more.
I used photo ref for this one and it took me around 2 to 2,5 hours to finish it.
Here are some more schoolworks I've completed over the last couple of days.
First up is a big composition for Life Drawing I'm working on. We have to make multiple drawings of the same model and compose these in a dramatic manner. Still far from finished, I love the effect of charcoal, washes and gesso. And under that, of course the mandatory warm up gestures, always fun
Then, the big painting for my Painting class. Around 8 hours of work, I'm quite happy with this one. Still needs some work, especially on the top of the lid. And yes, I seem to have some trouble getting the shape to read... It's again not round enough. But, I really like the pipe, that came out quite nicely.
And some small bus sketches
And the last one is an assignment I had to make for my Rendering class. I like parts of the image, like the texture on the swimming pool and the trees in the background for example. But as a whole, no. It's a bit too flat, I forgot to put some convincing shadows in... But still, nice exercise in all kinds of different materials like markers, conte, graphite, coloring pencils and pastels.
Nice work, i like the stylised figure sketches.
thanks for the comments, guys! And yes Swendly, you are so right. It's just that with your first tries you just want to get it right, to read. After a while when you are used to painting, you can experiment and stuff Cheers and thanks again guys! Got lots of work to do!
Hey there! Here's another portrait in my watercolour series. This time it is Swedish beauty Cibelle, the girlfriend of my roommate Ming. This one was quite a challenge... A female head (always tougher to pull off), very soft shadows and a tilted pose! This one took around 4 hours, because I had to work so carefully Quite pleased with it, especially with the eyes.
Hey there! Yesterday I went to another Dr. Sketchy's at the Arthouse Hotel and this time the theme was the Rocky Horror Picture Show! So freakish costumes, drag queens, a lot of latex and all that kind of weird stuff. Again it was a great show and it was a lot of fun drawing these outlandish characters. After the show I hooked up with the cast and they liked my drawings so much, they gave me a free ticket to the show on saturday! Awesome!
Hey there, here is another watercolour portrait, this time from my beloved twinsister Merel. This will be the last one I'll make this way. I mean, for now. I got now 5 portraits made in a similar way and I feel it's time for something new again, time to move on.
About the picture itself: I'm kinda happy with it, but it gave me a lot of trouble. I had some shit reference (some awful picture of facebook) and it's a typical example of "overworking" a picture. Should've stopped earlier, and in the end I ruined it (especially evident in the hair and in the eyes). But nonetheless, a nice little picture and some good practice
Last edited by Tom van der Linden; September 23rd, 2010 at 08:40 AM.
Here is a character design which I made for my Rendering class. We got a passage from a story and from that we had to produce an image. I totally went of course with this one, interpretating the story so freely that I got something totally different than anyone else in my class.
So, in the passage a name was mentioned, Dyffdd, which is Welsh. My major influences were European fantasy comics like Prince Valiant, the Red Knight and especially Thorgal (go check it out, it's fantastic!). What sets European fantasy apart from american and japanese fantasy is that it has deep roots in actual history. That is why used a lot of historic reference, trying to make a fictional character but make it 'believable" at the same time.
All was done analogue with washes, inks and markers and it was kinda rushed.
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