AphexTweak's Sketchbook - Now with updates more often ;)
I've been meaning to start one of these sketchbooks for a while now... but for whatever reason I kept avoiding it due to life, procrastination and probably a little fear of really watching and tracking my improvement. My hope for this sketchbook is to give me a place where I can work and share with other artists. I would like to regain my creative spirit and a sense of artistic community in my life, that a corporate job has all but destroyed. I plan on posting anything and everything... whatever keeps me creating... and hopefully I'll be able to update this at least once a week if not more...
So thank you in advance to those of you who pop your head in here... take a look around, and feel to share your questions, comments and opinions (I will try and respond to them... but I make no guarantees)
Life drawing... well kinda
So today I stumbled upon a site called www.posemaniacs.com/blog, it originally in Japanese, but Google's translator does a decent job of making it in English... doesn't really matter what language its in because the cool part of the site is its random generated poses using a 3d musculature textured model. You can do quick poses from 15 - 90 seconds or pick a pose etc. Really great site if you haven't seen it before. So since I have really done any true figure drawing, and this came pretty close to it, I decided to do a few rounds of 30 and 60 second poses. I condensed them into respective PS files... enjoy...
About time for an update!!!
Well, its been way too long since my last update. Been pretty busy with work so not much free time to doodle and what not... but I have at least been doing some drawing rather than none. Anyway, here it goes.
First is a bunch of faces... got the photo off of istock for ref... used the photo as a layer for placement of all the heads on the page and quickly sketched the head placement on a top layer. After sketching in the heads, I hid the photo layer and drew in the faces... and yes I admit, occasionally I would unhide the layer to see how I was doing... yes, a crutch, but I learned a few things.
Second image is just eye studies. Used photo refs for the eyes. I would draw the eye first, and on another layer I would paint and occasionally picked colors from the photo while painting. I'm not very good at determining the correct color so this helped me a lot and I sure learned a lot about the subtlety's of color.
Hopefully there won't be such a long lapse between updates... Enjoy :}