some very nice stuff here indeed both in regards to colours as well as line. Hope to keep seing more!
Thank you comixnut!
Well, long time no post (in my sketchbook). I just haven't been drawing. My grandmother was very ill for a lot of the later part of the year and she passed away on New Years Eve so I just haven't been in the mood to draw or post. I'm getting back into it though and next week I'll be back to normal as far as art production goes. Gonna be depressed for a while though.
Here's a couple things.
A mermaid from my sketchbook. Drawn from imagination.
Work in progress.
Partial lines of a drawing
Drawing for a challenge on deviantART.
Closeup of her face.
Your SP on page 2 is very good and the bright white conte just makes you look glowing after a workout. I like your flat pieces as well as they are pure design. The latest figure looks tough and I wouldn't want to mess with her. You have a great eye for design.
Black Spot - Thanks. I've never really gotten a compliment like that (good with design) so it's encouraging.
Bosatsu - Thank you for visiting. I'm glad the pin-up looks tough heehee...I like tough girls. I am actually planning a series of drawings around girls that wear beaks and bird masks so I hope others will like them too.
Quick post before Valentine's trip. Hope everyone has a happy love day! I am combining two posts to reduce clutter.
A landscape in progress. I think I am getting better at backgrounds.
Colored Pencil Sketchbook Pages - I am doing small 5x7 drawings and trying to sell them for $20 to make some change. These are just thumbnails really.
I am also working on illustrations to help my boring portfolio. Perhaps I may post some of those in the Finally Finished section if I have the bravery to do it.
The outside line of the nose on that last one might be better with the purple colour you used on the cheeks. Try it in PS first.
Hey, thanks for coming by my sketchbook. You've got some cool stuff here. I actually really like how you're handling the colored pencils, I can definitely see stuff like that selling. Keep on going!
Not much to show since I haven't scanned sketchbook pages yet.
Charcoal and ink drawing edited in Photoshop
Process for my most recent finished pic
Will have a substantially larger update soon.
I forgot to reply to comments
Black Spot - Well, thanks for the encouragement! Now that I think about it...I was never really encouraged to do much in school at all. I was a pretty average student, not judged by my effort but there were many more talented students than I. So, I guess that's why.
Swampdigger - No problem and thanks for stopping by!
LtPlissken - Aww, thanks. I'm glad my little sketchbook make you feel happy.
Thanks everyone for the comments.
HolyBovine - I like the lighting as is but maybe in the future I will go back and edit it. I just don't viewers to get stuck on only the head.
This update may be a little pathetic since I haven't been doing real studies but I've been working hard to make new portfolio work and revise older drawings so I can find work.
These sketches were done just for my own enjoyment.
ACEO cards done for club activities at dA.
Character belongs to ladyghostduchess
This was one of the things I revised for my portfolio. The finished version has flat colors.
Remember this drawing. I experimented with painting techniques to see what kind of things I could use in an actually finished one.
Sketch for a new painting.
Something pretty to send you off.
bopx - Thanks for the crit.
Black Spot - I don't think I can take that one any further. I'm so tired of it lol.
Eeeer, just some scans today.
Done with reference
Face from memory, hands were referenced
Experiments with simplifying my style.
I'm going to try and update this bi-weekly....
Watercolor sketch from life...I had totally ruined it and then I let it dry to try to see if I could save it.
Thanks Black Spot. That bird one was for a weekly activity I do at dA. So it's an exercise in taking a prompt and doing something interesting with it and an exercise in composition, which is my weakest point.
Zou - I do try to think in planes when I color and shade. If you could point me to some specific examples in the thread that could benefit from this, I would appreciate it.
I don't think I will update this sketchbook anymore. But thanks everyone for all of the kind words and advice. I'll still be lurking and look at all of your wonderful books.
In all honesty I just don't feel like I fit in here and I'm really tired of feeling "odd."
CA is unnecessarily stressful and I am a self conscious idiot.
EDIT EDIT EDIT EDIT
I am editing this because I don't want anyone to assume I am mad at CA or anything. What I mean by feeling odd is that I do a lot of studies that are real abstract in nature and it would make me feel weird to show them. I experiment and make messes a lot and these messes are not necessarily pretty. I also feel sooo low on the skill level chain here. So until I get over it, I think it's best for me to continue to keep these things to myself instead of filtering what I post.
But I still have very much appreciate everyone who came on by and I think that the feedback and encouragement got me through a rough year. I still like CA enough to be a part of it.
Last edited by JJacks; August 1st, 2010 at 10:20 PM.
You aren't odd and I get fed up with seeing the same studies and the same finish time and time again.
Edit: I meant from everyone else as you're a breath of fresh air.
Last edited by Black Spot; August 7th, 2010 at 02:47 PM.
Ever since leaving this sketchbook I got really disappointed in myself. I honestly do have anxiety and it took me 3 years of lurking on my old account before I had the courage to post anything since this. So I am upset that I let these feelings get to me. I mean how am I going to be a pro if I am scared to show people what I do?
I like what I do. I am proud of myself but I'm just so self conscious.
So I am going to try again and I won't quit this time. I'm sorry for leaving.
(This isn't meant to be dramatic but I really do feel bad).
Old sketch that I never posted. I was brainstorming compositions and ideas for paintings.
Messing around with layering marker and color pencil.
Sketch for an upcoming painting. I have to finish a lot of digital stuff this month before I get to it though. It is a diptych.
Watercolor ATC that had an accident and this had to be hastily and poorly doctored in photoshop.
Birthday card for my boyfriend. It is supposed to look like a kid drew it but only slightly better. I'm proud of how I drew him (looks just like him).
Random page from sketchbook.
I like the watercolor studies. I get a feeling you're fighting your scanner on these (I know the feeling as I own a canon scanner lide and often get that blurriness you are getting because the binding won't stay flat on the bed.)
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