I've read this site for a long time and never have posted much. So, I thought that I'd start a sketchbook to hopefully become more active on here.
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Some of this is prity cool, dude!
Keep working on anatomy
lol I think you found 'posemaniacs' on my sketchbook, bloody good site ay!
In the absence of light, dark will prevail.
see my NEW sketchbook[UPDATED] http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=123027
It's good that you can see the purpose of the tedious and boring aspects of art so when you get to the harder concepts you won't have an issue cranking out studies. A comment about pose maniacs, You don't JUSt have to do gestures from it, you can try and use it to do longer drawings from, try that and you will learn different things. Just a suggestion.
But yeah I'll definately check back when you post some more stuff.
Just have fun.
Aveh- Thanks for the comment. I did do one drawing from the pose maniacs for a bit longer so I could get all of the muscles down. I'm trying to work now on proportions so that I can pose characters from my head.
Below is a quick value drawing that I did in photoshop based on the warrior sketch above.
In case you all were getting worried I did keep up with my drawing the last couple of days, I just didn't get around to scanning it. I'd like to thank my fans for sticking with me.
So, without furthur ado, here are my 30 second gesture drawings from tonight and one longer. I went back to the ball point pen for these.
It's been a few days since I posted. Don't worry, I've been drawing. I've just not been scanning. I did this drawing for my parents for Christmas. They seem to like art as presents better than anything I could buy them, even though I have excellent taste in stuff. A few more years of this and I'll fill up their walls.
18" x 24" bogus rough sketch paper. 3 or so hours, referenced from a photo.
I was on a trip for a while so I didn't post anything. However amidst my travels I did come up with a drawing that I don't mind sharing. It's a copy of a classic statue of Neptune. I didn't write down the artist so I forget who it is by. Please pardon my lack of common courtesy.
I am impressed Tom! Hope you continue to make stuff like crazy. The world needs to see it!
Been doing a lot of 3d stuff recently so after that I don't really feel like being on the computer much. I'll probably put the 3d stuff up here in a bit. Here's some drawings I've done recently. I've been playing a lot with texture and different photoshop brushes. Of course, I should just be trying to draw well, but the brushes are fun.
This is the 3d stuff that I've been working on. I'm preparing this for a portfolio to take to the Workshop in Seattle. I'm hoping to get a job as an environmental artist - texturer. I think this stuff would make better portfolio pieces if they were rendered from a real-time game engine, unfortunately I don't have time to figure that out before the workshop.
Done with Maya and Photoshop. No post-work in photoshop except resizing.
So I've recently moved from Detroit to Austin. What a nice change. There's so much more here art-wise that it's ridiculous. I've been going to life drawing sessions twice a week for the last month or so and I've began oil painting again. Strangely, after 5 years of neglect these paintings look better than what I was doing before. I guess that I've just seen so much more cool stuff that I like in that time on this site and other places that I've absorbed a little bit.
So, this big dump represents about a month of figure drawing. I'm only uploading the ones that I don't find embarrassing. There's a few more. These are all probably 30 minutes - 1 hour. I believe that they are presented here in chronological order.
Thanks for looking and if anybody has any suggestions for how to improve the life drawing, I'm all ears. I think I know the real answer already: just keep doing it.
Really nice stuff mate, you're certainly on the right track with the anatomy stuff. I am jealous that you're in a place with regular life-drawing.. I didn't take advantage of that while I had it, and now I'm in a place where there's NONE... so what I'm saying is, take advantage of that!! Soak up the knowledge, and keep it up dude!
So this last drawing session was kinda frustrating. I couldn't get a decent drawing during any of the longer poses. I think it was because the model was really beautiful so I wanted to make a great drawing of her. But because I was too consciously trying it just wouldn't happen. Kinda the same as talking to beautiful women.
Kind of an interesting encounter outside of the drawing session after it was over. I was loading my car with my stuff and this beat-up faded 90's muscle car pulls up beside me. A guy yells out the window at me "Hey man, you been painting my girlfriend."
Is this guy some kinda jealous boyfriend giving me shit, I thought. I replied very slowly to him, "Charcoal, actually." Even though I spend my time designing web pages, drawing, and painting I still for some reason think of myself like Conan the Barbarian.
"Cool, man" he says and gets out of the car. He's about 4 inches shorter than me, long greasy hair. "Did she tell you about our show?"
"What? No." I say, it seems he's not looking for a fight after all.
He hands me a flier for a band. He's singing and playing guitar while wearing a top hat, red and white striped blazer, looking very circusy and trollish. The model, apparently his girlfriend, is go-go dancing and looking hot. "Friday night," he says, turns and walks into the building.
"I should have been a musician instead of an artist," I think to myself.
amazing stuff man!
keep it up !
Shrikant and Ook- Thanks for stopping by and the encouraging comments.
I finally got around to scanning some sketchbook stuff. Some of this goes back to the Seattle workshop. If anybody who was there is checking out this thread, I'm sure you'll recognize the models. Some of this is short, sub 15 minute life drawings. Some of it is from the imagination. Monsters and whatnot. I'm sure you'll be able to tell.
Thanks for looking.
I'm digging your figure drawings, keep it up and keep pushing yourself=D Man, that oil painting of the still life with the flask is wonderful.
Kidape- thanks for checking my stuff out. See you at the AVAA next weekend.
So here's this weekend's life drawing and a painting study and even a drawing from the imagination.
First up: An oil painting of a chrome utility knife that's kinda batmanesque in design.
Here's a couple of drawings from Sunday's drawing session:
Monday we had a couple posing for us. It was much harder than drawing one person, and kinda odd.
And finally a drawing of a naked chick killing a monster, a subject that is very near to my heart and very personal.
Thanks for looking, and I am always looking for critiques. Or if you just want to post something and bump my sketchbook back to the top, that's cool too.
You have some very nice stuff going on here man. I like that 3d stuff up at the top and these life drawings are good. Yep just keep at it and you'll get where you want to be!
"A drawing is not necessarily academic because it is thorough, but only because it is dead. Neither is a drawing necessarily academic because it is done in what is called a conventional style, any more than it is good because it is done in an unconventional style. The test is whether it has life and conveys genuine feeling."- Harold Speed
Went to a Dr. Sketchy today. It was pretty cool. They had a go-go dancer there to pose and she had all kinds of bizarre go-go dancing outfits. A pack of different colored highlighters would have been appropriate to depict the colors. But, here's some decent ones that came out of it.
sweetj, love the dynamic pose you have for the warrior chick. Hey, those drawings of the couple turned out nicely.
Kidape- Good seeing you again at the AVAA. Thanks for stopping by the sketchbook as well.
Here's some more stuff.
First up, a life drawing from this weekend. 3 or 5 minutes. I liked the goofy pose.
Another life drawing of the same guy. He wasn't a really muscular dude, just really skinny. I had trouble depicting that, I think due to learning to draw from Marvel comics. 50 minutes or so.
Another drawing, same guy. I got really into drawing the PVC pipe-sword.
Drawing from life 10-15 minutes
Life drawing 10-15 minutes
Drawing from life, costumed practice. 30 minutes.
And another naked chick killing a monster. I like these because when I'm sitting around trying to think of something to draw to practice poses from my head, this makes a good stand-by.
Thanks for looking.
The goofy pose is nice and readable, you can really tell that the light source is coming from the left of the model. Love the longer pose you rendered, man that facial expression sure adds to the piece. I indeed had trouble drawing this model which was good practice, he had some awesome war like poses =D That pvc pipe-sword is wicked, nice work.
Alright, so here's another batch of drawings. I hope you like them.
First up, here's a life drawing. I switched to graphite from charcoal pencil thinking that I might have more control. Maybe. I found some sweet pencils that instead of wood are just graphite all the way through. An they're 9B. Smooth a butte and go on as quick as charcoal. I may have found a new tool for figure drawing.
Another figure drawing, same session. I was trying to really depict the planes in this one. I've been thinking that my figure drawings were too soft and didn't really convey form well enough so I'm attempting to realign my perceptions and think more three dimensionally. We'll see what develops over a few weeks.
Drawing poses from my head practice. Some are more successful than others.
I was playing around with some new materials with this one. I found some stuff called liquid graphite that is pretty cool. It goes on like an inkwash but dries to look like graphite with brush strokes. Not very erasable though. I used this stuff and higgins white ink in this one.
some dude, not terribly impressive.
Perspective practice. Figuring out how to do a non-rectangle.
Decided to try to do some nice drawings for a change.
Here's some more life drawings from tonight. There's more, but I don't feel like getting the digital camera out right now. These are the two that were done in a sketchbook small enough to fit on my scanner. Anybody out there know where to get a big scanner, at least big enough to fit 11x17 for cheapish?
Anyway, these are both 15 minute drawings, using a charcoal pencil first, then tightening up details with a 9b pencil.
Thanks for taking a look.
Wonderful updates man! I do indeed see you keeping the plane changes in mind, looks great. That liquid graphite you showed me is really neat, you used it nicely on that warrior chick. You're getting very good at showing the form of the model, keep it up.