Hey everyone. I'm new ConceptArt, and I figured I'd jump in head first and start up a sketchbook.
At the moment I don't have much, but I'll be adding more towards the end of the week.
Two more works.
The first is a male study. I sat myself down in one of the life drawing classes at school and drew the guy for three hours. I'm rusty and it shows. It's been too long since I've drawn the human figure from life, let alone the male figure. I am at least a little bit pleased with the detail on the left shoulder and neck area.
The second as a conceptual sketch of a band of thugs I call the Iron Skulls. I drew this a few weeks ago. I'm pretty happy with it overall, but I just noticed that the leader and the masked man to his left have a slight lean to them.
Yes, I did get lazy and didn't draw the big guy's feet.
More to come later.
Last edited by BadGeometry; September 7th, 2007 at 02:45 PM. Reason: smaller image.
A turn-around for a character I've been developing over the past year. Incredibly rough and full of annoying nuances that I've noticed after looking at it again.
I'll probably start leaving off facial details off future turn-arounds because it's just far too much of a hassle to stick my face on the paper and try to get the features (esp. the eyes) correct.
Last edited by BadGeometry; September 10th, 2007 at 07:12 PM. Reason: It'd help if I attached a file...
Went and draw a whole hell of a lot last night. Here's what I cranked out.
The FunkMaster there is not my character, but a friend's. Given my love for all things funky, I decided to draw him up. Pretty pleased overall, but I made his head way to small for his body.
I don't know if the hand is too small in the arm study. I'd like a few opinions on it.
Self portrait in progress. I hate having dark hair because it's just that much more pencil I have to put on paper.
General comment: I wish I didn't draw eyes so crooked all the time.
Again, crits greatly appreciated.
Yo, thanks for visiting book man. Yours is an excellent start, and that full character design is absolutely wicked. Everything is nice and clean. Are the first couple of posts from life?
Yeah, the first two are from life. Not too pleased with the overall rendering of number two though. If I didn't have prior engagements that day I would have taken more time with it.
Thanks for checking out my sketchbook!
Just been looking through yours, some really nice stuff going on. I really like the turn around. The best advice I can give is to keep it loose and light for as long as you can, building up gradually; leaving shading/rendering till the very end, where it's required. keep posting!
thanks for dropping by,u got good stuff going on here keep em' coming,focus a bit on really quick sketching,it makes all the diff in the world,it builds muscle,keep posting
and the quote(some guy on the internet)is amazing.loll
Well respodning to what you said to the drawing small faces in paper, there is no such thing as a hassle , you have to push you self as an artist , and you have some nice stuff , don't let a lack of room stop you from pushing yourself.
Ev'sSketchbook for the lazy minded but willing!
Help an artist, leave a critique.
Thanks for the tip on that! Yeah, old habits die hard I suppose. I used to be much less loose in my sketching prior to my first life drawing classes. I've gotten better, but I still have a ways to go I suppose.
I'm doing my underdrawing with a with a hard pencil (2H), and the lightness really helps me get over that stigma of whatever lines I lay down are etched in stone.
As for the quote, I got it off the comments section of a site called "Crooks and Liars". It's funny because, it's true, but it's also very sad because it's true.
Yeah, I hear that. If only my pencils never got dull.
Anyway, I sat in on one of the life drawing classes at school again and I was fortunate enough to come in on gesture day. Unfortunately, there were only three gestures that were decent. The rest were either stiff, disproportionate, or both. I at least know that I have a tendency to draw heads too small (not apparent in these since I caught myself doing it and rectified the errors.)
Welcome to CA! I too am a newbie (enough so I dont even have a sketchbook yet).
in your turn around it seems the elevation of the kneecap varies wildly between poses 1-2 was the only thing i noticed. It stays consistant between the other couple though.
Just my two cents. Like what i see though for sure.
really good. i agree with halfmonk too. but i do know about old habits dying hard. anywho, funk on!
I love color so why can't I use it right?
Ah yes. That has a lot to do with the fact that I attempted to do the body with some perspective and didn't even bother putting a vanishing point in there. A glaring mistake on my part. Thanks for pointing it out though.
Also: Go and make a sketchbook! I'm excited to see what those ol' hands of yours can do.
No kidding. Aside from being anal retentive with my lines, I also drew very lightly. Took me a while to get my value pushed as high as it is now, and I still need to push it some more. Funk on brotha'!
Nice SB so far man! Things I see so far:
Smudging instead of true rendering.
It doesn't seem like you have confident control of the pencil, do you tighten up when you draw? As an animator I'm sure your teacher has taught you about gesture drawing. Those can be seriously beneficial.
General studies: I'm gonna assume that you have done these, just haven't posted them. There'll prolly be a lot more of them though...
Anyways, Im looking forward to working with you. Good luck with finals!
Hey man, haven't been back here in a while. Your heads do look fine but the hair doesn't really fit. I'm sure whats up with that...
Finals are over so I finally have time to post again. Here are my latest sketches.
I had more comments on these images, but I accidentally closed the window and I don't feel like retyping. Probably for the better, I have bad habit to ramble, so I'll just let the images speak for themselves.
Two of them are designs for last Sunday's Vengeful Winter Princess CHOW, one with the exception of the head on the upper right is a design for this week's CHOW, and the last one is still very much a WIP, but I'm gonna take it further of course.
Also, I apologize for the image quality, but since I have no scanner at home, I gotta use a digital camera. Rescans will come in next week.
Max, are you referring to my self-portrait? I still haven't shaded the hair in that one yet if that's what you're talking about.
ChaoticKnight, missed your initial post entirely, lol. That's what I get for staying up so late.
But yeah, I need some serious work on gesture drawing.
And yeah, I do have a bad habit of getting way to tight with my line work. It's not so much a problem when I do the under drawing though.
I could post my gesture sketches from my life drawing classes if you want, but they're a bit old.
Last edited by BadGeometry; September 26th, 2007 at 03:23 AM.
Got two more things in today.
First, a sketch of the Merchandize Mart lobby done from life.
I've got a photo of my viewpoint that I'll upload once I get this post out of the way.
[EDIT]Never mind. Can't seem to get that photo out of my damn phone.
Next, I rendered my CHOW entry's mask. Boy does value ever make a difference.
Sirio, thanks! Yeah, I'm gonna do work on some studies from two Hogarth books I have. I should put those guys to better use.
Last edited by BadGeometry; September 28th, 2007 at 02:09 AM.
ChaoticKnight's whipping me into shape, so I'm goin' in to some Hogarth studies.
Also doing some studies off photo references to build up some more detail on Sascha's outfit.
More to come later.
i like the perspective!