Fun stuff here. Glad to see you're doing studies, keep those up and you'll be a pro in no time!
It's great to see teenagers like myself here... It makes me wanna make my own sketchbook. Keep it up
And yes, I do kinda do that, don't I? :p
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Grand Theft Auto IV comes out on Tuesday. I fear for my productivity.
Wow! Loads of drawings since I last peeked at your sketchbook! How do you like the Loomis studies? One thing I really like about him is how he has you draw a simple 'wire' type mannikin, then the more developed one, then figures with a simplified muscle structure, then gets you learning the names of the major muscle groups before turning you loose once again on figure drawing. You'll see your skills improve fast that way.
Oh and I recognized Brundlefly without you labeling it lol. Great likeness!
The composition on your digitals is getting less cluttered too, I've noticed. They still need a focal point though. It's hard to pick out the subject from background, especially when you go heavy on the neon colors. They take attention from your subject so use them sparingly.
A very rough version of Superfunk and some random chick with a chainsaw sword.
Suprisingly, Grand Theft Auto IV hasn't interfered with my art much
I got a new updated version of an earlier sketch on here.
I have some awesome pastel drawings and skeletal studies (as well as one that's both), but they're too big for my scanner.
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Got some more anatomy studies done from the Cyclopedia Anatomicae. But more importantly, ALIEN CYBORG ROBOT VIKINGS!
Updated the cyborg alien Viking and added a new DSG sketch.
Last edited by Dorkthrone; May 3rd, 2008 at 04:58 PM.
A quick little visual for an English assignment. And yes, that is Wile. E Coyote staring down an ACME lawyer.
EDIT: New DSG entry and a spider mutant I thought up of while watching The Orphanage.
Last edited by Dorkthrone; May 4th, 2008 at 09:13 PM.
Try playing around with brush settings, and don't use an airbrush to blend in, instead, try using a mid opacity hard edged brush. I use that personally with a lot of color samples (Alt) to get a smoother blending. Also try to not use that much linearts. If you use them as your sketch, try painting over them.
In Photoshop 7, they introduced the Smoothing setting for your brush. If you have a decent computer, it will help a lot. Your lines are somehow wavy. Learn how to save brush strokes. Do portraits studies too.
I hope it was helpful
I've only got me Photoshop Elements 5. Being an absolute cheapskate FTW. And yes, this is helpful. I will try to do more of them. The only problem I've got with PS right now is that I keep getting that evil "scratch disks are full" message.
Also, I decided to try doing some basic shapes while picking up the pencil as few times as possible. I think it's beginning to make a big difference in my output.
Last edited by Dorkthrone; May 6th, 2008 at 07:36 PM.
Hey NinjaCat thanks for the visit in my book. I can tell your having fun and thats the most important thing. As for some crits and suggestion would be to get some anatomy books, study and learn the bones and muscles. Get some books from Hogarth,Loomis, and Bridgeman. Also a good one would be Atlas of Human Anatomy for the Artist by Stephen Peck. Another good book is Perspective made easy. Also the conceptart.org/wiki page is a great resource on what things to work on and how to improve. Also draw from life, setup some still lifes, draw people, anything and everything. An important part of improving is just taking your time and observing life and your surroundings. Still the most important thing is to enjoy it and have fun.
A quick character sketch...albeit of one I've been drawing way too much.
Yautja892--I've actually been looking at some Loomis books and been trying (unsuccessfully) to find some Bridgman. I've never heard of Atlas of Human Anatomy for the Artist, however. I'll be sure to check it out. I've also used the wiki on a few occasions.
An unfinished portrait of Barack Obama done while following the Indiana and North Carolina primaries. About 1 and a half hours in Corel Painter Essentials.
Also, the photo I used as reference.
Last edited by Dorkthrone; May 6th, 2008 at 11:26 PM.
An updated version of my Obama portrait that actually looks more like Obama and not a cave troll, plus my deformed cave troll portrait of Daniel Plainview from There Will Be Blood.
Last edited by Dorkthrone; May 7th, 2008 at 07:13 PM.
A little sketch.
your pencil studies and sketches are improving alot. Maby you should try more
other things. like enviroments and machinery. also. practice sme simple digital drawing form life. like drawing an apple or so, so you can practice drawing from life and drawing with a wacom at the same time.
good luck. and keep up the nice figures.
This may seem like a stupid question, but how do you change your topic image that shows up in the thread list?
A uniped cyclops I did for DSG. Literally. He's like a unicycle, but with a hand for a leg.
Doing some original 70's/80's record covers for Drawing and Painting I. I based mine off Spinal Tap.
Not even close to finished with it, but I think it's in good enough shape to show to you guys. My scanner cannot do this picture justice.
Can you tell I fucking love This is Spinal Tap?
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