Well dont have much today, mainly because of my drawing class
We use a much bigger paper than I can scan haha
I'm not learning much new about drawing in the class
I AM learning/getting used to some new materials though
I've never used anything but a pencil and pen that I can get ahold of
Now I'm using charcoal and all sorts of stuff
Also I'm using MUCH bigger paper than what I'm used to
I'm not going to lie though, I really dont like large scale drawings
I guess practice helps but, its just too big for me haha
Ok this is all I have for right now between classes and such
The guys cape,scarf.... thing haha
Is really exaggerated and crazy I know
I was just drawing whatever came to mind and this came out
Hopefully I'll get to learn some new stuff to try out and share
Instead of just my same old attempts at self learning
Heej self learner Same here, I'm doing the self learning thing to! Well.. keep practicing, loomis and more books can help you out!!! So... Keep up the good work!
Guess its been awhile since I last posted haha
Well I'm slowly picking up some stuff in my drawing class
More so about new materials and such I've never used
Also finally learning a little on value and lighting which I really need
So yeah enough chatter, heres the random doodles I've done in my spare time
I have a bunch of life drawings and such from class but they are too big to scan
And .... GO!
A quick sketch in the cafeteria while watching the groups of smokers out in the rain
Has some anatomy issues but it was just a quick one for fun anyway
Kinda made up the anatomy real quick but it turned out Ok
Golem and a lil kid.... ya know the classic big monster little kid picture
Had to try to do these as fast as possible
Because people move constantly.... it was really hard to find ppl to draw
Draw this based on my friend... only an older version of him
I draw an opening at the top of his robe, which made it seem like he was looking upwards
But this made me mess up on the bench below him perspective wise haha
My first little attempt to put some sort of light source in a drawing
This was just me messing around with something I learned in class
The teacher called it drawing with your eraser
So yeah, I need to revisit my anatomy sometime
But I'll do that after my drawing class is over and I have time
Hey thanks for droppin by my sketchbook - thought I'd hunt yours down as well.
I'd say more life studies would be good. Always good, of course. What books are you learning anatomy from?
Looks good so far. ^_^
You've got some great studies going - that's what I need to do And your hippo-bird made me smile!
Pretty good pencils...
I've been busy with school so I havent had too much time
To scan stuff and post
But heres my dump for now
A study I did waiting for class to start
The stool isnt part of the same "light source"
I just drew it randomly
Did in Math, when I should have been paying attention
(Its easy though, so no worries)
This one I think its the legs and feet that bug me
I STILL have yet to do a study or two for those
I know I need to but I just havent... blah...
Working on at least some form of light source for my drawings
Here's a simple one
This one I kinda like
First drawing I've done with charcoal
That actually has a clear subject for once
I've done blobs and stuff but not a person until now
Well anyways I hope someone will READ my post
Before telling me to do life drawings
I do lifedrawings all the time for class, but I cant scan them
Their way too big
Either way though its ok I guess, people are just trying to help
I like last figure, but I would advise you to do lines more clear.
good luck dude! =)
That's Charles Darwin, yes?
I'm seeing some good progress.
That Darwin picture looks great. Keep doing life studies, I just started doing mine and I feel like I am learning an immense amount already. Keep at it.
On the one picture with the guy holding the book, the hand itself is fine, it's the angle that the book is turned that looks wrong, the pages are actually facing away from him at a weird angle. Try drawing lines from the eyes to the book to determine which way the book should face, connect those lines to the sharp edges of the book, and that should give you your angle.
anticasper - thanks
Leramettev - Yes it is haha, although I refer to mine as pudgy darwin because I made him a little overweight
the umbrella man - Thanks, the tip with using the line of sight actually helped quite a bit
Ok, its been a while and I dont have too much thats the right size to scan but here's what I've got
Random sketch, a few anatomy problems exist I know haha
Real fast sketch, I need to start doing more environments
I never finished these sadly
Once again didnt finish completely, he's missing legs haha
Sketch, with a FF1 joke
Perspectives a lil off I believe
Last edited by JFierce; August 19th, 2008 at 08:30 PM.
Didnt expect to get something else done in the same day as an earlier post but I felt I should do at least something since I havent updated much
This is my attempt at an orange (once again only with a mouse sadly)
I probably should have started with an apple because I dont know much about getting the correct texture for an orange
Well anyways now back to working on my finals
Another attempt at photoshop while studying
Messing around with different types of brushes and learning how to use layers better
I'll probably be taking my first painting class next semester
So I can apply what I learn there to photoshop too I guess
Hello JFierce ! I see that you're improving a lot since the first page... very cool use of color on "Speed" But you have to work more on the anatomy, the proportions are a little bit messy, so catch a book of human naked anatomy and re-draw every position of the body! Otherwise cool SB keep up man I'll be looking you!
Visual art: http://www.visualart.ro/DreamEvil
Oh wow, I havent posted in my sketchbook in months probably
I feel bad now, I've been lazy over summer
I dont have much to post now thats worthy of putting in here
But I am trying to start drawing more females in my drawings
I'm going to need to study alot of anatomy though =P
Oh yeah and I found a stash of old drawings from highschool
....made me realize my school had a really bad art program
I fell into the evils of drawing anime without foundation haha
Actually I stopped when I found CA.org
Probably saved me from ending up on Deviantart
Havent done too much recently, doodled here and there but never finished anything
Did a quick sketch before bed which I liked
Had to rush the top though which I didnt like
Another doodle before bed
Flobots inspired, Just was messing around while listening to their music
Tried a few things I've never tired before so it was at least a learning experience
And the blot of text I put there because I have to go to sleep/I couldnt think of anything better for the moment
Last edited by JFierce; August 16th, 2008 at 03:07 AM.
Did a couple in the daytime today, probably wont have time tonight
First ones a quick sketch where I was just messing around trying stuff
The second ones a charcoal skull study, havent picked up charcoal in months
I had to take a picture of this one (not the greatest picture either)
Was bored so I messed around mixing animals for fun
More random sketches for fun
Not that worried about the random mistakes here and there
More studies and sketches
Radio24 - Thanks, Yeah I do need to do some fabric studies, I have no clue how to draw it from imagination
Not going to have many big updates for a little bit
Busy with the semester
I found a random free Vector Drawing program
So I figured I'd mess around with it and maybe get a feel for it
Before I get Illustrator or something later
I REALLY wish I had a tablet, drawing with a mouse is a paaain
This is just a random thing I made testing out tools and such
Almost forgot to include this random cloud study I was trying with Custom brushes
Last edited by JFierce; September 1st, 2008 at 01:01 AM.
Small update for today
Just returning your visit, I see improvment, specially in your rendering, so I'd say do more studies of faces from life, push yourself to the limit. (Bro rape was hilarious, "we were just gonna you know, chill, chillin that all, I swear"
my sketchbook is a work of art.
sorry that joke WAS horrible
amazed - Thanks, renderings one of the main aspects I've trying to improve
I just recently found out about how to paint over linework
I had no clue that setting the linework layer to multiply did so much
So yeah I'm going to try to take it step by step
and really try to figure out how to digitally paint color into drawings
Learning this would help in Graphic Design immensely I think
I just did a quick drawing as linework for my first attempt
Right now I've only put in the basic colors I think I want
I haven't gotten to layers of shading or lighting
(These are cropped by the way, I have a bigger canvas I'm working on but I'm just working on this part right now)
If you have any advice on digi painting, or what I should do next
Please speak up, this is something I think getting some pointers on would help a lot
I would work more on it but I have a big test Thursday
So yeah... gotta study study study
Last edited by JFierce; September 15th, 2008 at 04:43 PM.
Thanks for dropping by my sb. You asked about advice for digital painting. This is a very good book:
If you're a poor student, maybe you can get it on interlibrary loan or something. You mentioned not using the smudge tool, and among many other things that book has a neat blending trick. You set the tool to the healing brush and set the pattern to a blank white pattern. You then use the brush on the border between two colors and voila, they're blended. It has a lot more than that, though and has lots of tutorials.
All the studies and life drawing you're doing will help quite a bit, but one thing I haven't seen anyone bring up is gesture drawing. Getting the gesture down first will result in more fluid and less stiff figures. Posemaniacs isn't the be all and end all, but it does have a neat feature where you can set it to serve up a new figure every minute. I don't post all of them that I do that way, but it's resulted in better drawings from imagination.
Oh, and see if you can save up while you're a student. Because I took a graphic design class at the community college last year, I was able to get CS 3 (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Acrobat) for $206. As opposed to about $1700 retail for that whole set. I got it through the college bookstore.
hi.. cool studies in here. keep it up! i guess you don't know this thread here yet!? http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=131117
the first two books may help you out a bit. and maybe also the rest .
that last sketch you did is the best yet, even with out the colour the linework says it all... cool man
scottmcd - actually now that you mention it I havent done gestures in awhile, and the tip on getting CS3 while a student, I wasnt thinking of that, thanks a lot
mAkAm - Yeah I remember that thread, actually I have some Bridgeman above, I just mix and match my studies, right now I like DaVinci's style the most
nate01776 - Thanks
Small update today but its better than nothing
Did a couple of sketches between studying
First one I was originally drawing to paint later, but I dont know if I'm going to anymore
The second one I was listening to music from Disgaea which was quite creepy so etc...etc....
Finished my tests and projects for the week so I tried to fill in some details on my little WIP
Its fun, harder than I thought but still fun