More random stuff for the week. Not sure if i am going the right direction but heck i shall keep steering the boat towards the light. Hope I reach it someday...
Some imagination landscape painting. Think overall they are not dynamic and interesting enough. Shall do more.
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Some random drawing while taking a break at work :P
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Cafe Drawing, except of cos the top one of the guy swinging the sword.. Cant say i will feel comfortable if i see him in the streets. :P
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good start on your landscapes. I see improvement in your cafe sketches too, keep drawing! :)
Pixie Bergman Thank u for always dropping by my sketchbook :) Your encouragement is appreciated !!
This week is rather busy at work. No time to sneak in time to draw at work :(
A digital still life to practice my PS skill.
So some loomis hear studies
Some imagination drawing
Some outdoor drawing.
That digital still life looks good, nice values. Maybe try doing it with colours next time? Lots of improvement with the sketches, keeeeep going!!
awesome improvement from when you started. Keep drawing dude!
The studies are looking good as usual man. Your lines are more precise and less haphazard looking. Approach everything the way you're doing the Loomis studies- more precise and less fumbling around just searching for lines. The digital study looks nice too.
Pixie Bergman Color? *panic sign flashing* haaa lets see how it goes. I am still rather uncomfortable with color. In fact, i still struggling with values, so i think color will come much later... :P
iamnotatypeofflower Thanks dude :) Will keep going.
Zord I am actually trying to get more gestural instead of tight. Trying to do it such that the images emerge from the scribble of lines? I dunno, still have no idea what i am doing. For my loomis, i actually do a light lay-in with 2H before i draw in the darker lines with 2B or 4B, maybe i should do that for future drawings...Thanks !!
Here are some life drawing class frmo the last 3 classes. There a lot of crap which i didnt take photo of because i feel they are a waste of server space :P The following are some which I am slightly more satisfied. In the last few images, i was trying some techniques from Henry Yan's book but as u can see, i failed miserably :(
Hey man this is a great update! Really nice linework for the figures, huge improvement with the proportions too! You deserve a pat on your back!
This is the book http://www.amazon.com/What-People-Wo.../dp/0312383215
This is a great book imo. Will show it to you next time :)
Pixie Bergman Thanks for showing me the book. Have to buy it in the future :)
Been trying out pen more this week. Tough medium to use. U basically is doing direct drawing, no foundation no draft lines. Came across this blog http://tarosan.wordpress.com/ and very inspired by his pen drawings. Trying to learn from his drawings and still failing badly. :P
Very nice pencil works!! I love your lines. Your proportions and observations have improved drastically! Keep up the good work man. I can't wait to see some coloring.
PS something that has nothing to do with art. How did you update your Sketchbook Title to add the Updated Date? I haven't been able to find that answer on my own. :(
ur studies are really paying off well haha keep on working!
Cool to see you're doing a lot of studies. It's even greater to see you're doing lifedrawings as well :)!
Such a progress man!
Your last drawings are amazing!
You are very good with proportions, and those faces are very good.
Keep up man!
Thanks for stopping by my SB and commenting :D
Bleh.. Yeah my figures do have a stylization to them. I was trying to do them from my head, rather than from observation. I have been trying to get time to draw people, while im out. But, it seems like everytime I'm out, my baby wants me to play with him or fetch him the toys, food, utensils, attentions that he throws on the ground. I never have time to myself, when I go out. When I do have time, I promise that I will draw from the people around me. Even if they are only there for 30seconds.
SaiVix, krytos, Lyno, Hellfire Thanks. I am trying hard... :) Still far from the level I would be even moderately satisfied.
Borrowed the Human Machine by Bridgman from the library. It is a great book and I am diligently go through all the pages. I tried to copy the diagrams and then do my own drawing from imagination based the stuff i learned.
Some figure drawing. I went to two figure drawing class this week. Was really rusty in the first two after one week of attending one. My muscle memory is like shit and I think i need constant practicing. Last two i was trying to do more shape design but i think i end up paying attention more to form. :shrug:
A portrait I did for portrait day session.
I started a daily sketch thingy. I tried to do one simple sketch every day no matter how much time I have left after work and other drawing. So far I still kept to it.
Holy shit... double post...
Good job! Lovely lifedrawings! keep at it and you'll be awesome in no time! :D
Dude.....your life drawings are CRAZY GOOD. seriously.
Teach me...pretty plz.....
EDIT:do a demo this weekend :P
Pixie Bergman Thanks!!
mc2mc2 Haa.. those are the better one.. U havent seen the bad one :P Anyway, i am far from good but i do feel i can draw better on a big paper. Can use my arm more. On small paper, i cant seems to draw that loosely.. Maybe is my drawing posture...
Holy crap, you have a sketchbook thread since 2007?! How come I never know? XD
(granted, I never frequented CA enough . . . )
Keep it up man, it looks really good. I noticed you have a lot of line art skills, but the painting on PS is suffering a little. Man, if anything, I recommend that you do one of those Master copies on PS. Just to get better mate!
Thanks for finding me a sketch group again! =D Hope to see you sometime in the future again. I miss the good old Vancouver sketch group.
SpaXe Thanks man. I should do some digital work but i just sux so much in my traditional stuff now haa. Though i am trying out SAI this program which is a super fast painter that it kinda make me want to do some digital painting. We shall see.... :D
Anyway, not a lot this week. Was totally screwed up on one of the days by the dreaded flu..
Here are some life drawings for starters..
My daily sketches. Missed a few days cos of the flu and one movie night :D
As u can see, i ran into some problem with the post office :P
Something i did a few weeks back but totally forgot to upload
A portrait of a fren for her birthday. My first try with SAI.. Really fun :)
I can see you put in a lot of effort into that painting. Really nice! I'm liking SAI as well so let's keep going on that. :P
Hopefully I can do some life drawing again. I'm looking into that with a friend of mine in my sketch group here. But anyways.
Maybe we need to put in more time in our sketches!
Hi Mydrako, great life drawings again :) . Maybe you should try to "think" more when drawing those daily sketches. In your life drawings your lines are cleaner. Maybe you should try to see the figure/line before placing it, I don't know :).
Anwyay, great stuff again, good Bridgman studies too, try to do more of them!
Great life drawings! how long time do you use on one pose?
Great work on your life drawing man. A very sharp improvement in that area! :D
Your pencils are getting better with every post, so keep it up! :)
For the digital paints, try using bigger brushes first. Lay down the values, then go into the details.
Jia you! Oh and get well soon!
Hey, Thanks for stopping by my SB.
Good progress! Really dedicated studies. Love your Loomis studies. I'm going through my umpteenth round of Loomis, Vanderpohl, Bridgeman, the last 2 reading the text and then analyzing the drawings while I copy.
Stay with it. You hit different things each time you draw and work in a new concept. Pick a focus and explore. One session work on gesture, another shape design, etc. Eventually it will all come together at the same time.
This one is quite nice. Very good and clear description of the figure.
You are definitely gaining on it. :)
Great gesture works and studies, they look great. I also like you faces, they show a lot of expression. I need to work on that. Cool digital work too, thats my fav. here. Post more. Comment back if u want, thanks.
Lots of good hard work here, you make me feel lazy. Between you and Pixie Bergman, Im starting to see how much work I need to be doing! Thanks for a great 'book.
SpaXe Didnt haev much time this week to work on SAI... Maybe next week I will try some more on it. Graet u started on ur lifedrawing.. There are tons of fun and a graet way to improve drawing :)
Lyno I agree my lines for my imagination drawing is much messier. I still find it tough to visualize it mentally hence the constant searching for the right lines. For life drawing, the model is right in front, so I can directly observe it. I think i really need to work on my visual dexterity and memory. Thanks !!
Fumble Dont remember which is which but they range from 1 - 10 mins
phiq Thanks !!
shamandalie I truly sux at digital !! haaa I cant paint to save my life.... but i will try :D
AztcFireFlower Yah at the moment I am working my way through the human machine... and sort of taking a break from loomis heads...and i just got the vanderpoel book.. gonna work on that soon... Yah i am sort of using the strategy u are describing. I try to think of a particular thing per session though in my times i found myself drawn more towards form than shapes...(maybe is my 3d training? haa) Have to force myself to try more shape design...
DaStreets Thanks !!.. I still found expression to be really tough. I love to able to capture the expression of people in different situation but i still sux at that... Will strive for it definitely.
jigje Haaa Pixie is at totally different level of dedication... Her updates always make me panic and go grab my pencils just to draw something...
Sooo here it goes..
One crappy digital speedy from imagination.. ard 40 mins
Series of life drawing. I am quite satisfied with this session. Hopefully i can reproduce it in the next session :p
Some torso studies from imagination at the left and some bridgeman studies at the right
My Almost daily sketches
Idea came from Dark Material Trilogy where each of us actually have a death version of ourselves following us
Who say angels cant have food poisoning?
My first product placement :P Notice the PSP logo
Dry on ideas..Just drew a random tribesman