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Every now and then i come across a sketchbook on CA.org that makes me Art Orgasm all over my keyboard. This is one of those times. Do you have any advice to give on how to get that effect with pencils? Other then draw your ass off.
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It's hard to believe you don't do this for a living. Amazing stuff.
I come bearing more gifts. Bumping this thread only 4 days after my last post, that must be a new record.
ANtY93: Thank you! Pencil is definitely fun.
GEB, jdem: Thanks, more moleskine this time too.
Greenhouse: No problem! Glad I inspire people. (feels weird that people like my work... really!)
vigostar: Yeah, I agree. The reason I post my crappy watercolors / thumbnails / digitals / environments is to get some critique on them. I feel really bad at all of those, and it shows! So I'm trying work on them. I only like drawing girls, so drawing everything else really feels like 'work'... not so enjoyable, but I need to do it.
f1x: thanks, f1x. You've got great drawings as well!
Caleb-Brown: I just looked at some of the older drawings in this thread. And wow, haha. You are right!
tomcat: Too short?! Seems like there's a lot to me! Glad you enjoy it all.
derekdedgell: More coming up!
Ixallus: I will try to do a tutorial on how I draw in my moleskines. Look forward to it~ I'm not sure when I'll post it. Seems like it would be very awkward drawing a bit, scanning, drawing more, scanning to see how I progress my drawings, but I'll try to do it for everyone here.
Velocity Kendall: Thanks! You have a seriously very unique and interesting way of drawing. I like it!
Alexandr Pascenko: Oh, I'm glad you like it. You're actually one of my heroes of art!!!! Glad you stopped by!!! I have very few heroes of art. You are one!
tobzArt: Thank you!
ct2ulao: Haha, thanks. I sometimes think I'll try to be the best artist who has never made a penny off their art XD...
A moleskine I finished up today.
Havok Reed sent me this PM, so I thought I'd do a tutorial.
So, I don't think I'm the best digital artist at all. Jama or Peleng should do a tutorial on their digitals! They're so good! But until they do, you'll just have to listen to me. Haha, suckers!I was just wondering though, how do you get all that sweet texture work on your stuff? Like, everything just looks really good and I have yet to figure out how to do that sort of thing my self.
If you have any tips on how to texture, could you please share them?
edit: Here is a link to the brushes I have/use LINK I also use zhuzhu's brush presets: Here
DO YOUR STUDIES. STUDIES ARE IMPORTANT.
Last edited by FinalKnight; March 26th, 2012 at 08:54 AM. Reason: added link to brushes
very cool pencil sketches
I am inspired by your dedication and breadth of study and creation. Keep up the good work!
That landscape is waaay ahead of me. I have to paint moar!!! I like you rendered sketches, though sometimes your female heads can get a little big.
Good work! Looks like you have been doing this for a long time. I just started.
Wow, your work is just beautiful . Really inspiring!
Please drop by my sketchbook and help me improve!
*__* amazin sketches
hmm but when I look at photos of mountains, there is often a colour gradient from buttom (quite white) to top (becoming blue) of the sky and maybe think of clouds more like a object, they have shadows like everything else too, even the flat clouds have dents and folds. (excuse me if I write to much that you already know ^^')
yeah and I got a question where can I get references of such pretty girls?
visit my Sketchbook!
Just thought i'd put in my 2 cents and give a thanks for that tutorial and especially the links to the brushes.
By the way, your work is incredible!
Thanks for updating with pencil pages!
Thanks for your comment in my sketchbook, it really help a lot on improving that piece, an amazing lot! plus now I'm being much more sensitive about edges, something I was not caring for at all
Regarding your sketchbook, which I've praised quite a bunch of times, I got a comment to do, just in a friendly way, I've noticed usually you seem to have issues with proportion, of course proportion can be stylized but usually you get rather large torsos, and very tiny arms, very small hands/feet, imo you should be careful with that because that happens mostly when you are doing from imagination, when you study from photos it pretty much 100% correct
anyway, looking forward to see more of this amazing moleskine pages!
Thanks a lot!!
Thanks for the tips.I really love those pencil sketches, they're more than gorgeous!
Love to see more~
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So huge development of your art since page 1 0.0 Well done, well done
So many replies! Thank you everyone.
Here's the >>LINK<< to where I have recently been getting all the girls for my studies. I go there pretty much everyday. Just to look at the girls is reason enough to visit it and bookmark it. Hint Hint, wink wink.
I still owe Ixallus an explanation on how I render with my pencils. I will try to get that up - in tutorial format - sometime...
kischi, Nerferinn, Mariusz Kornatka: Thanks! I think its very appropriate that my CA sketchbook is full of drawings from my sketchbook ;p.
Cleveland: I hope I've inspired you to see how far someone can get with just practicing! Anyone can become great! I hope I can inspire more people to work hard at achieving their goals.
Sean McClain: Thanks!
rastaray: Only one pencil page this time though. Although it's high res if that matters o_O.
Eternal Apprentice: Ahh, thanks for mentioning it. I think its because I prefer cuter girls -> bigger head / body size ratio. I'll try to tone it down a bit. I have also noticed that.
bobtail: Thank you
LastGen: "Did you intentionally learn this kind of flawless pencil technique or did it come by time?" I guess it must have been by time since I haven't studied any other artists' pencil drawings. I generally try to render using values, tones and edges as opposed to hatching which i find a lot of other artists seem to use.
Neyut: Hi Neyut! I'd like to thank you very much for your insight! I've always stayed away from rendering clouds because I always thought they were 'good enough' in my drawings. But, since you've mentioned it I tried actually rendering out form in the clouds, and I must say, they look MUCH better! If you hadn't mentioned it, I would have never tried rendering the clouds out, so I'd like to thank you for getting on me about that. In the new images, I hope you can see how I've developed them (and will do so from now on ;o!)
Veshkau: Thanks, I really really like your drawings!
TheOneAndOnlySteve: No problem, brushes are extremely useful, but also very hard to use. They take a long time to get use to.
KiBa: I always have to keep in the back of my head to start in the upper left and work to the bottom right specifically so I don't have to worry about smudging. It becomes instinct I guess, once you do it some much.
Hayden Zammit: Each girl takes maybe 5 mins. I try to work quick so that I can do as many different studies as possible. I don't measure (in the traditional sense), so I actually have a very hard time achieving likeness. But this way I can study the form and features of 10 different faces from 10 different angles in the same time it would take to perfectly capture the likeness of one face.
kashivan: Thank you~
surus: No problem! I will keep doing pencil forever.
f1x: Thanks f1x! I will come back to your sketchbook and leave another comment about some more things I've noticed in your work. And you're definitely right about my drawings from imagination. I will try to be more careful (I can notice it in my drawings as well). I don't do it on purpose, so it's something that I will need to fix.
Satupeikko: If I had to self-describe my work I would kinda say it's a mix of Jason Chan and Craig Mullins >_> except way worse!
rseward: Will do! More digitals coming up.
Morningtea: Thanks! I hope I helped.
Tschayssen: More pencil coming up as well!
jedininjaman: No problem! Although I don't really feel I'm the best at explaining or even drawing, but if people ask for help, I will always try to be helpful.
Matija Vuk: MindCandyMan V2.0!
Mostly digitals this update, and High Res for everybody~
Have never drawn a dragon before, nor even a reptile, so.... I like the background?
Had to get my car fixed today drew this while waiting. I kept it high-res so you can see each pencil stroke. It's bigger on my screen than in real life too.
Study, from that link I linked earlier!
Studies are important! I do a lot. I probably do 50% studies, 50% drawing from imagination.