Hey long time no see! Everything is looking beautiful as always which leads me to..
Don't be offended and don't be incredulous, but.. could you do me (and others) a huge favor and make a process video at normal speed? You don't have to add music or commentary, I just would love to see your brush strokes... ^^*
Wow, new sketchbook for me to stalk! The tutorials on the previous page are very helpful, thanks for that
Ill be using that link provided in your previous post also, its got some great resources.
If I may, I noticed that on the 2nd image of your last post(with the girl about to be anime style tentacle raped), her right breast(right as to her anatomy, not the viewer) is popping out in a seemingly unnatural way. Its as if it was way bigger than her left breast and moreover, its popping OVER the right breast. Its awkward so im not sure how to explain it accurately but im sure you'll see it too. If its just me who is seeing it the wrong way then my apologies
Your pencil work is amazing btw, im really digging this style!
Lovely stuff! I really like the dragon. The look in it's eyes and lightning in contrast to the background really gives it this mood that tries to say 'Yes, I'm a dragon and sitting like this. So what of it? It's hot today'
Nice sense of texture too... the rest of the works; where do I begin? It's fantastic. Let's leave it at that for now
really awesome improvement since the first page ,
Hmmm.....heres another link full of girls. korean girls!
@vices Well, I would love to... and I will definitely think about doing one, but not sure when I'll get it done o_O.
SandyMan: Thanks very much, you are definitely right about that drawing. It was so very awkward while I was drawing it but for whatever reason I didn't want to try to change it. I just ignored it, which wasn't the best idea. Actually, one of my most recent drawings also suffers the same fate. I will need to do some more boob studies... yeah.... studies....
Mila: Hmm, glad that emotions and feelings get through in my drawings. I'm a big fan of trying to add narrative in drawings.
Master-of-Art: I agree! Still going forward!
So, I'll post a bunch of sketches that shows how I progress my pencil drawings. I have no plans on finishing any of these. They're from one of my throwaway sketchbooks.
I pretty much always start with a sketch like this. Focus most of my initial time on the face and spend a minuite or two getting a pose down. (about 5 mins total)
Next I always render out the face. The most important part of a drawing. I erase and redo the sketch/drawing a lot, if it doesn't look good, it won't look better by rendering. Get it right at this stage before you proceed < important
Then I just jump around to random places and fill in whatever floats my boat.
And more rendering. The previous steps usually take about 10-20 mins. Going from those to this next step is about an additional 30 mins:
+20 more mins (about an hour to do this):
Then, to do the background, fill everything out, render clothes, takes a very long time. about 4-6 hours to do something like this:
Lifedrawing watercolours. Please excuse the crappy photos...
Also, I never thought it was possible to paint a watercolour sketch during lifedrawing gesture sessions. But you can! These were 3 mins each:
Sooo.... I've been gone a while. I went to Japan about 2 months ago. Did drawings while there:
I remember when I use to do a lot of these. At the train station in Nagoya, those Japanese girls and their interesting fashion.
Nagano left, Nagoya right
I'm no photographer, but maybe you'll like to see the real thing instead... Took these with my $40 point and shoot:
And, I also went to Korea about a month ago. I like Korea, it is good.
And let's end it all with some really bad digitals, yeah, that sounds like a good idea.
Just wow. Ridiculous update! I'm so glad you're back posting
Beautiful sketchbook . Your pencil sketches are just amazing. The little walkthrough you posted earlier on this page is super interesting and useful too, thank you !!
Please drop by my sketchbook and help me improve!
wicked awesome progress shots, thanks for posting them with your explanation
Your lines have a really nice loose flow to them, did you have to consciously learn that or did it come naturally?
Thank you so much fro sharing your resources and even better your process. Greatly appreciated, I love to see how other artists minds work, and what works for them can help me alter and adapt my own processes. So thanks buddy . Anyway your 4-6 hour sketches are getting more fantastic, I really like the quotes/lines you throw in your work to give it more depth and narrative, I find it makes everything more intriguing, it really draws me into study your work more. Keep up the great work!
OH MY GOODNESSS! your work is so inspiring! i love your pencil drawings we dont see too much of that lately it's amazing! how long do you usually spend on your character studies?
check out my : SKETCHBOOK: All critiques much needed and WELCOMED!
He's got that affable insanity.
Axelga2112: I disappear very often. I will probably start drawing a bit more now though. I go through those phases like everyone else.
Mila: That particular one was a bit challenging. Getting the correct perspective and proportions is not one of my strong points.
bobtail: I try to keep it interesting, both for me, and for everyone!
vices: Your lines have a really nice loose flow to them, did you have to consciously learn that or did it come naturally? I like my drawings to be clean, smooth and simple so I think it gets reflected in the way I draw (linework) so I guess my preference shows itself in the way I draw. I like drawing with clean strokes as opposed to scribbling stuff.
Matt-Radway: I like experimenting with different mediums as well! I think that's a big reason there's so much variety in my work.
smrtbob: Won't stop, can't stop!
Jeremy Swan: Thanks, I always wondered if people actually read what I write, so I'm glad at least one person enjoys it~
j.zhang: : ) I enjoy traveling and sketching the local environment. It's so different everywhere you go.
kevin_: Thank you!
wutangclam: I think the biggest reason nobody draws in pencil anymore is because it takes sooooo much longer than digital. As per your question: the digital drawings you see (full character, full colour, full background) usually take 8 hours. The finished moleskin type drawings take 2-3x as long (and they're only black and white!) so 16-20 hours. I think that kinda explains why pencil is so rare.
I like MSPaint cause it's a lot like drawing in pen...:
This green pen was a $.40 water soluble pen I bought in Korea. I didn't know it was water soluble at the time...
Water soluble means you can do cool stuff with it:
Studies, in pencil!
50% Study, 50% imagination...
and accompanying gif
Screencap studies, about 15 mins each?
And assorted stuffs:
Wanted to try a tougher perspective + draw a machine...
Revisiting a design...
Her hat is horrible. Bad character design 101: If it doesn't look good and you don't like it, you should redo it - I didn't redo it. Lesson learned.
I've been feeling like my drawings (especially skin tones) have been quite oversaturated, so I wanted to try muted colours. Didn't work out great so I turned her into a vampire, but I'll keep trying!
One of my favourite games (homage)!
Mostly sketches this time. Haven't had the 20 hours free to finish up one of those fancy moleskin pages everyone loves @_@. I will try to do one soon.
Liquid Gold man!!
Lovin this sketchbook!!!
The dragon in post 271 is one of my favs and the pencil sketches and your choice of colors in your sketches are epic
Everything is permitted
Ambiguity: For the girl studies in pencil I'm mostly focusing on getting down the faces and facial proportions. Also, I focus a bit on clothing and a bit on body proportions (arm length, neck connection, elbow connection, wrist and hand position). Not really focusing on rendering or muscle anatomy.
Aragah: I will probably be posting more! I switched hobbies for a while (poker ) but now I think I want to come back to drawing.
Nick Low: Thanks!
Gpozzo: Thank you~ I always want my drawings to have a painterly look, so I like to keep the brushstokes visible and be an important part of the drawing.
Kungfoowiz: Yeah.. when the drawing and values are solid, the colours won't break an image, so even though I think it's failed (colour wise) it's still held up by solid drawing/rendering.
udonhead: Color choices! Color is difficult, glad you think they're doing good. I can still see room for improvement though~.
A pencil page I finished up. I didn't like it, so I actually left it unfinished for about 3 months... Then I decided the reason I didn't like it was the face, so I erased the face and redid it. After I did that, I wasn't so annoyed by the page so it gave me the motivation to finish it up
A lot of people seem to do MMA studies, so I decided to do one as well. I like doing them too...
And, a girl study:
And, MSPaint. Can do these quite quick, about 30 mins, don't need to render, just draw draw draw.
Secret of Mana all the way baby!! That picture is too cool ~
I'm totally inspired
Awesome drawings and paintings! Thanks for posting your work and thoughts, really inspiring stuff. I gotta start doing more studies XD