This Allosaurus sketch would be unremarkable except that I was using an actual plastic Allosaurus toy as a reference. I don't mean a photograph of a toy Allosaurus, but a live toy I was holding in my hand. Plastic dinosaurs can be very useful if you want to combine paleoart and still-lifes.
puhhh... I read the whole thread and
first to say I am glad that you didn't quit drawing ;D
next is that I see an improvement since the "of topic" references
and i am also interested in your writing's.. why not post some or even beater make a graphic novel ?
I like the idea of holding the toy in your hand and drawing it, damn good idea mate. You could take the thing a little further by sticking them to the desktop with Blu-tack or something and then putting a lamp on them or strong light source to shade them up.
Just a thought buddy, glad you are still with us keep at it matey its worth the effort in the end.
all the best to you.
A great kind hearted lumbering bullock
http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=209918 = my Sketchbook
Sorry for not posting here for ages again. I still draw a lot, but honestly I've treated it as a leisurely hobby in the last few months. Ergo, I don't think I've improved very much since I last posted here. I do have a few pieces I would like to share though:
The following four all depict the same character, whom I've named Asethotep:
African woman in a savanna:
Same character as above, but with the original pencil rendering:
Human eye with a bestial twist:
Sketch of my left hand:
I need to go back to studies now.
i skimmed through the comments in here and i see stuff about you wanting to quit drawing for writing. i dont see why you cant do both? as long as drawing is fun i dont think you should drop it! anyways hope you keep posting!
Thanks for dropping by my sketchbook! If I could make a recommendation, I'd say try and eliminate the pencil lines you use for shading in your coloured digital pieces. They're a little bit distracting, especially in the highlighted areas.
Check out my sketchbook! Socially acceptable opportunity to yell at a teenage girl!
Hey! Thanks again for stopping by my sketchbook. I see you thought about quitting at one point...YOU BETTER NOT! I think you've got talent and creativity to boot. I like how refreshingly different your subject matter is in your sketchbook. It's interesting stuff and not only that you seem to be truly inspired by it. That's a good thing so keep going with it. Somebody early suggested that you stop drawing this type of stuff and go back to the basics. I sort of disagree. I think that if this subject matter motivates you then you should keep working with it but find ways to incorporate the basics, different techniques, anatomy studies, etc within it. Don't be afraid to experiment and to try new things. Draw from real life as much as possible too. That will help out a lot with your imaginative characters. To make your dinosaurs look even better perhaps you can find real life birds, lizards, etc. to study and draw from. Really the world is your oyster. But definitely don't be afraid to experiment! Keep working within this time period that you are fascinated with but incorporate other elements and techniques as well. By the way, that jungle huntress you recently drew is awesome! May I recommend though to darken the darks a little bit more. It'll help things look more 3 dimensional. Subscribed, look forward to seeing more.
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