Very nice sketches you have there!
Great stuff love your sketchpad pages. Keep them coming.
its interesting dont worry .
Maybe add some more research studies.Sketches indicating some new understanding you acquire.Simplifying some things to help you in construction or something .
Keep up anyway
Hay man love all the stuff so far, I want MORE, MORE!!! p.s have you come up with any concepts for the pre production project yet??
I like the colored work you posted on page one. Got any more colored works to show? The spirderman drawings look good. Nice action poses. The center spidermans left hand looks a bit awkward though. The sketches are fun. There are some issues with anatomy but that will get better the more you draw. The advice that poetry man gave about construction with boxes and suchlike is a useful technique.
Friends! Sorry it's been almost 2 weeks, those 2 weeks I've been back at uni and it is all a bit hectic. Though good things have occured:
a. I get to do life drawing on Tues and Thurs evenings (total of 6 hours a week).
b. My loan came in, which meant I've spent £££ on various CA.org DVDs / Streaming Classes.
c. We have been allowed to choose either a pre-production or post-production project for the term. Naturally choose pre and will post work from it on here. It will involve environments, props, characters designs, storyboard, etc.
We also get to do cinematography with a guy who used to work with Jackie Chan, which is pretty cool.
Thanks a lot for the comments guys .
Cheers for the tip man! Yeah it is probably a good idea. I definitely need to do some work on looking at muscles, etc as well. I think I might check out this anatomy streaming class, apparently it talks about Bridgman a lot (someone I really should look into apparently, his books do look pretty interesting).
Thanks a lot! Much appreciated.
Cheers Hanny! I'm still not really sure where to apply differing line thickness, if anyone has any tips let me know
Thanks man, appreciate you coming across here!
Hey hey, I never promised, I errr, suggested I might. I will, and you will be the first to know. It was cool to see you have been trying out the posemaniacs. I should definitely do some more of those soon.
I'll try and do some research studies. I will have quite a lot of opportunities soon for for it, so I shall try and make the most of them
Well you will GET MORE. Though just because you have done a few updates over the weekend doesn't make you cool Si, I expect you to update every day, just like I haven't. No I am yet to start the concepts. Are you going to give them a go or just bail to post production?
Hey man, cheers! Yeah I redrew that hand a few times, struggled with getting it. I think I'll give that technique he suggested a go. At the minute I have no new coloured work at all to show, I really should do some more, because I get asked about it a lot. Thanks for coming across!
Right, just a little sketches update. One sketch turned into a bit of a boy/girl (should of been a girl). Guess which.
Also a couple of life drawing sketches, where we were given the idea of viewing things as triangles. We have 2 different lecturers for it each week.
This guy (Tuesdays, remember this) is teaching us the basics (measurements / proportions, etc) and the other session (Thursdays) will probably be more about capturing gesture and churning out loads of stuff. Should be good fun. Unfortunately we only got a short session this week, because of some fire alarm or something I think. I didn't hear it though...
Btw, everyone go over to my good friend Rollingman's sketchbook and leave him some 'Welcome to CA' love.
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i fucking love the shaping up.Btw the big eyes are making the head to become more feminine so i guess its ok.The chin seems a little more sharp.
The lines are really nice.
I really wanna see these things for your project
good portraits on the first page, nice render and all - and the moody landscape later on was nice as well, but most of all good show with all the studies - and just want to say that while you have some way to travel (as do we all if we want to fly) you are doing it aptly. Just keep challenging yourself and do what you can't until you can and then continue climbing and you will do well ~
tldr; just keep going
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I love your dark sketchy lines. There is a good sense of emotion and your mood and energy comes through well. So keep working on that gritty style.
I notice you are using point to point to draw that last figure.
Instead of using geometric lines you can start to use a line to pick out an anatomical area of the body. For example if point x is where the top of his head should be you actually draw a little curve instead of a point. Then instead of an arbitrary line, you trace down the face and neck and draw a little notch in between the clavicles then trace that further across the chest and draw the nipples etc.
Even if you are wrong first time at least you have some reference point to work with and it's a good habit to get into so that every mark you put on paper, even construction lines, can be used to better the drawing.
Bear in mind also that the faster and further away your references points the quicker you will be able to capture the proportion of the figure correctly.
hope that doesn't sound condescending. Keep up the work!!
Great sketchbook, post more
I bet you're aware that the sketch where you have an arrow pointing saying "gender" is off proportion. Nose to low down, skull mushed together, eyes slightly too big. Why I say I'm sure you know is because the other sketch directly under it is 10 times better.
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Cheers man , the triangles thing was definitely interesting, good way to think. This new project is all research at the minute, I'll be doing drawing for it in about 2 weeks I think. Feels like ages .
Thanks Dan, really appreciate it. I plan to stick at it (I enjoy drawing the more I do it).
I like gritty, so if I can get better at that, I'll be happy. I get what you mean, I'll have to give it a try. What I did above was what my lecturer asked us to have a go at, it works ok if you can see the model, but it seems unusable for imagination. What you suggest should apply to anything though, so thanks for the tips!
Haha yeah it was pretty bad, I was reluctant to post it. I should of put more thought into it. Cheers for the feedback
Can't believe you bailed, bailer. I quite like having a go at faces. Feet I tend to avoid (and hands recently for some reason?!). I probably should do a page of studies for each, get practising on them.
Thanks for the feedback as always guys, I'll have to get onto your sketchbooks next time I log-in. I'm in a rush to get out in a sec, but I thought I'd upload a few bits to prove I'm still doing a bit of drawing .
First lot are mostly 1 and 2 minute life poses. Bottom few are photo ref.
Keep em coming! Progress is showinggg
Alot of figure drawing is always good, which you clearly know already, hehe. Keep the good stuff coming!
Turbosnail - Cheers man! Really appreciate it
ColorExcursion - I think that is what I hope for most; if people can see improvement, then I feel like I can push it even harder.
Imaginary - Thanks , I think I will try and get a bit more figure drawing into my next post.
Anyone make the most of the CA Birthday Sale? I got the streaming classes of Anatomy (watched it today, that was pretty intense stuff) and I have Color Theory yet to watch.
Sorry guys, not much in the way of an update... been away recently. Just thought I'd let you know, I'm still watching you...
More soon hopefully.
nice studies mate!!!I like the figures and i think the only thing bothering me is the shadowing.It flattens some places because its kind of rough in some of them.Maybe just focus in the drawing part.
Keep up the good work
rogerb - Thanks man, really appreciate it. Gestures I find are quite good fun to practice, I need to keep at them though for sure. If I haven't done them for a while, I tend to get worried that I'm going to forget how to do them.
King - Hey! Yeah I know my shading sucks, I still need to find out the best approach. If anyone knows of any good references/tutorials/books, I'd love to hear about them.
ZhouPeng - Cheers dude! I enjoyed doing the eyes, they were fun. Btw, your sketchbook is looking great!
Life drawing last night, a load of really quick poses, then a couple of slightly longer ones. The negative space thing was quite interesting to do, shame the silhouette wasn't that interesting (I should of moved).
Cheers for all the visits and crits guys, they keep me posting.
Your life drawing is improving a lot. Negative space is the way forward with life drawing
You'll find yourself drawing negative space within negative space once you use it as a primary drawing tool.
Great for when you're looking through a hole created by an arm to get the curve of the breasts over the stomach. (If you can imagine the model contorted in a sitting position).
Jason you're right, negative space is a great help! Thanks man .
I've actually stopped going to one (of my two a week) life drawing classes now, the lecturer who teaches that particular session forces very crippling techniques on us (I'd blame myself for not doing it right, except it is apparent in his own work too). So instead, those Tuesday evenings will be spent doing Muay Thai lessons! Exciting stuff.
Just some more bits from my sketchbook, was just adding stuff to a few half-filled pages. If anyone knows of any good shading tutorials / references, I'd love to know about them!
ahh your shading doesnt suck.Just in the ones that you make it rough, it seems strange and flattens the objects.Other than maybe use more contrast and search a little about the edges of the shadows.I mean some are "smooth" while some others appear to be sharp.
But just keep them non rough (or with no shadows at all )
keep up the good work mate
(sorry i cant remember anything good for these things but if i do , or find something i will tell you )
i think for the shading you just need to render more softly. also really think about how the lighting describes the form of the object. good work so far, it's great to see all these studies
King - Cheers man I'll try and keep an eye on it. Btw, I was wondering the other day, have you been putting your finished pieces in an online portfolio anywhere? Because your sketchbook is getting HUGE (which is obviously a good thing, but it'd be cool to see your best pieces laid out together somewhere). I'll probably mention this again in your sketchbook in a sec.
Bel696 - Thanks for the compliment!
Liffey - Yeah I agree, I do need to start thinking. I'm not sure where to start though (which is probably another reason I need to start using my brain). I purchased the Color and the Theory of Light Streaming Class in the sale, I really need to watch that before it expires, hopefully that'll include some good tips on what to look for when considering light.
So yeah, here is more life drawings. I like the way our sessions are mapped out at the minute: We start with 30 sec poses, then work upwards to 1 min, 3 min, 5 or 10 min, then 15 to 20 min. [BTW, those arrows I have added indicate areas where I clearly realise I have failed.]
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