I have no time for this i have manga to make and movies to create
I have no time for this i have manga to make and movies to create
"Casting pearls before swine" suddenly takes on a whole new meaning today.
Okay i've been doing the first set of assignments i'll scan them in later when I have the scanner handy, done assignment 1 and 2 dunno exactly what to do to start assignment 3. I know I asked for help with scenery but doing all of this the whole way through will probably help me a lot.
Hey Seedling, I was wondering if you've ever worked with sculpture before? I'm taking one of the assignments and I'm making it into a maquette. This'll be my first try, any tips? (If it turns out well enough, I can use it in my portfolio! Yeah, variety! xD)
Assignment 1 isn't as good as I'd have liked it too be. Number I like. Currently working on number 3 but don't know what too add too it as a fantasy element.
huiloyik Ė I really should read up on Tolstoy. :-)
Angryswine Ė glad I can help. :-)
Chizome ĖIíve dabbled in plaster, stone, clay, cardboard, cement, wood, paper, silver, found objects, mashed potato, but Iíve never gotten into any of those deeply, and Iíve never made a maquette. I do think the best way to get into 3D is with whatever materials youíve got on hand. Jump in, make a mess, and play. Expect assignments to take longer in 3D than in 2D. And ask around in the 3D forum. Those guys know oodles and oodles.
SidGunner Ė Woot! You make a spiffy elf. :-) Ellipses are tricky; the one base of the left lamp looks pretty good. Getting the boring basics like that correct can make or break a drawing. Feel free to skip around, by the way; the assignments arenít in any particular order. In fact if these were in order, I would put the very last one first.
I'll give the last set a try when i finish assignment 3. :) And yes ellipses are quite tricky. I might skip the photography ones out mainly because I don't have a camera :P.
Lol-I don't mean to spam or to be off topic-but I think it's funny that you're always promoting this thread everywhere. If there's someone looking for help, you're sure to find seedling pushing her thread onto the helpless there.;)
Of course, I might do these things too, but that'll be after finals are done(after 2 weeks)
Keep on spreading the knowledge seedling! :yayca:
To Chizome: Id try Super Sculpey if you want to make a maquette. I used to occasionally make them to study anatomy and ideas for 3D models using maya or max. Its fun and easy to use, plus you can bake the sculpture in the oven when your finished. Make sure to have a sturdy support thought, the first one I made was my favorite and it slipped forward in the over and melted its face away on the door... It was really sad.
Sorry to post something unrelated to your thread Seedling, but I am so OCD I prolly woulda freaked out if I hadnt suggested sculpey ;)
Thanks so much, Angryswine. ^^ That's what Randy and Sandy (friends of the family) suggested also, and smellybug's maquette tutorial used Super Sculpey. Now I just have to persuade them to go to Evansville and buy me some. >>;
Seedling- mashed potato??? I've made little volcanoes for the gravy, but that sounds kinda fun. << Edible art!
First part of assignment 3 dunno what exactly to add too it possibly a dragon or gargoyles or something.
Assignment 3 complete not as good as i'd like but strapped for idea's and did that. I sadly never got any of huiloyik idea's before I'd finished it.
Hi all. Heres my assignment no 1. My scanner's not too good, so it's lost some quality on the transition to a digital format. The original sketch was of a little model of a cannon. I spent about 15 minutes on it, so not too long. Could someone please tell me how to stick images in the actual post, rather than attach them? The insert image icon doesn't seem to work. Thx.
Seedlings mention about geeky boredgames like dungeons and dragons for example kinda inspired me to draw this for the base drawing. Its a bugbear. I'm not 100% about the way the body is so if any one has any idea on what to do for that. I also rolled an 18 for what t enhance it as which is Down tech it lol might be hard since bugbers are quite primitive but i guess i could get rid of one or 2 things and make him look more barbarianish and less warrior.
Arghh! I hate self portraits! Especially the eyes!
And me all android.
I forgot to say it last time: great thread!
Lovely first sketch silvaticus , maybe you can add more tone into the second one.
My name is Daniel Paine , I'm 15 years of age , I am a beginner in the forum and I hope you guys can help me our with my sketching and my concept. I am going to follow everything as soon as I get a new sketch book. This sketch was all use by one paticular pencil , a standard pencil that costs about 20pence that I found liying about , I wanted my pure graphite pencils but I cant seem to find them or my actual good sketching pencils, it's not the pencil it's the artist it's not an excuse, C&C plz thanks alot, nice thread for everyone thanks for taking your time doing it.
I'ts suppost to be a zombie.
same thing but u can zoom out
I'm the same as you -15 yrs old, new to the forum, looking to further my drawing and concept abilities. Like the zombie. I did a few recently aswell - it's quite fun, you get to mess around with anatomy :rendered: Tone Is something I need more practise with - I've been drawing far too lightly for ages, so a fair chunk of my stuff won't scan in right. :[ Thanks for the feedback. Mucho appreciated.
Yeah its cool, my scanner is very low I can do good sketches in about 3 hours but Im trying to cut down to an hour or something. Thanks for your comment :)
heh actually quite funny I would mind lighten the way I sketch and you want to add more darkness to them ;) chat again friend.
Pained your from Britain yeah? If there's a WHSmiths near you they sell sketching material including complete graphite penciles.
Yes there is Sid thanks, I always buy my things from there, ok new sketch
Random Girl Sketch--
same pic you can now see it from further away--
It's a bit rough but I can tidy it up, I think I'll do it later , Im gonna start a new sketch I think , yeh Im in desperate need of a sketch book now, my parents are away and I cant be bummed to travel 15 miles to get a sketch book :)
Lol my scanner is actually decent , it picked up the rubbed out C&C please? LOL.
Hmm when I do get that sketchbook I'll definetly try some of these assignments. And focus alot more than I have in the previous pictures.
I ought to try this exercises, and I will when I buy a new sketchbook.
Just use paper for now :) I am , im doing a self potrait now . Silva post some more work up , I like the first sketch alot :)
Here's my potrait, c&C plz.
Made in 2 hours and 35 minutes
Hey its seedling! the first person who posted in my sketchbook. You asked for a upside down chair from life... But I still haven't done that yet.. I'll do it and post it here I promise:).
Thanks so much for this thread.
I'm trying to become a concept artist and find it frustrating to know what to study first! There are no "concept art" degrees and there is a whole world of stuff out there to learn.
Thanks for pointing me in the right direction :)
I finally got around to assignment #1. It was fun, honestly. I timed myself, I wanted to keep each under 1/2 hour. I ended up at 43 minutes when I had finished both. I went from a normal pair of rusty old tin snips to a steampunk torturer's favorite tool. You decide which is which >:D I forgot to do a shadow on the second one, and the snips were actually bent. I didn't screw up on the perspectives. They were all kinds of messed up, I can get a photo later :)
Hey guys! Sorry I havenít been stopping by here. I hope youíre still getting a lot out of this thread even when I play hooky.
I just found an series of tutorial images that I made a few years back to share on wetcanvas.org, back before I figure out that nobody there cared about learning the way you guys do. If youíre new to painting digitally, this is one way to go about it.
One small plastic cow, from observation, over the course of about an hour. Color-wise, I stuck with black and white on a neutral background, right up until the end, at which I used a bit of yellow and a bit of blue. Using just a pair of muted colors can turn a black-and-white image gently into a color image.
Hereís another demo that I made back when for wetcanvas. Nobody got much out of it over there. Have I mentioned how cool it is that this place is full of people who want to learn? You guys make me so happy. :-)
Iíll be putting up a big thread on acrylics soon that goes more into depth.
Those tutorial images are wonderful. Right now I'm getting myself through The Photoshop and Painter Artist Tablet Book: Creative Techniques in Digital Painting by Cher Threinen-Pendarvis.
You know, I got a degree in painting, and NONE of my instructors ever let us in on the fact that you can draw something, gesso it, and then paint over it! That is too cool. Not to mention, that would keep your paints from getting all gunked up with graphite when you draw on your working surface.
Thanks for the tips!
Okay, I wanted to post two different drawings I did for assignment #1, but the forum's attachment manager isn't letting me upload--even though I've resized the images to be small enough. Long story short, I turned my bra into hands holding space and time, and then a butterfly person (sort of like thumbelina).
I'll try uploading again later and editing the images to this post.