Been awhile, schools not been fun
Essays and tests galore
Heres a couple for fun
Having fun with simple paint/line tools
I like what you did with colors. The saturated look is definitely a good thing here. The cherry blossom piece is very homely and soothing.
Live life, Live love, Love life, then die -- SaiVix
I would really love some honest critiques and improvements suggestions
Renewed Study - I'm drawing again!!
Man, the stuff you're doing with line and paint tools are looking super good. You've got an eye for design.
When comes to your pencil stuff, you could be way better. I'd say that you should to get cracking on anatomy studies and taking life drawing classes. Those will help a ton.
Keep rockin dude!
SaiVix - Thanks
Peetaer- Thanks as well, yeah I know my anatomy needs some work I'm kinda at a fork in the road so to speak, its hard to get motivated to really push those studies because I know my career in Graphic Design will focus more on other aspects like color, composition,typography etc....
So recently I've just been messing around with various programs to get my feet wet in areas like color, and just basically learning various tools
Not much tonight, finished some Biology assignments slightly early
So more computer stuff for fun
An attempt at quickly coloring my sketch above
I dunno what this is really, I was just messing around
I REALLY want my classes for Graphic Design to start
I want to learn typography and such
More paint/line stuff, realized halloweens coming up sometime
Doodles, had two tests, and had to read a book (one I dont even like) in a day
Not a fun week
Couple of doodles before bed, very tired
I hear that people who are into visual arts aren't much for science and such
That is very true in my case.....
The right eye on this one bugs me a bit but I dont have an eraser to fix it sadly
Got lazy towards the upper half around the eyes and hair
Took this post out, didn't like it
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Some doodles, sketches, and such
Experimenting, was playing Okami
But I realized.... I'll have to learn to use Sumi Ink
To be able to attempt that style
Something I did between classes
Then a Sketch
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Hey. I am really interested in graphic design also. Although I haven't taken any classes, that doesn't mean you can't get a head start!
Here are my newest things:
Anyway, awesome sketches. Right now, a lot of it looks a bit scribbly, try using the least amount of lines possible, and maybe try hatching?
Keep it up!
Couple of sketches
Hey JFierce, looks like your sketches are really coming along nicely. I'd like to see what you could do if you spent a little more time on your shading. Try to use the direction of your shading to describe the form of what you are drawing. Think of areas of different tonal value as blocks of lines sloping along the various planes which make up an object. Wes Burt's work is a great example of this, check out his blog here --
I used to be a graphic design student myself, until i realised that illustration and concept art was what I really wanted to do. Anyway, keep it up mate!
First update in ages, since switching majors to Computer Science about 2 years ago
I'll doodle occasionally now and then but I'm nowhere near
as serious about it as I used to be, occasionally I'll doodle something on my computer in a vector program for fun but thats about it.
Semi Old stuff (not as old as my stuff earlier in the sketchbook but still a bit old)
Kinda old stuff....
Thats the kinda old stuff
Then kinda newer stuff.
Wind Waker version of me I did as a joke for a friend
Random logo for a game I was making as a hobby
Besides random un-noteworthy doodles, nothing much else happened in the past couple of years
Figured I'd tack in a couple I did before bed recently for fun.
Add a few thoughts in so I remember later.
This one I had fun with, the right hand bugs me, and I should have made the arms and legs feel a little more realistic. Mainly the right arm and left leg bug me, the thigh should be bigger I believe. But its just for fun, I might fix it later if I'm bored but will probably just draw something from scratch instead.
Watched the Red Hood Batman movie, then read the comics and love the character. The anatomy is a bit wonky in this one too. Shoulder I feel needs adjusting, the right hand I think is ok, but the knife I dont think should be at that angle, the left hand is all sorts of messed up I rushed that part because it was going on 6 AM and needed to sleep. The biggest issue which I probably need to fix is to add something to make sense of the colors. The Red Hood looks almost illuminated against that background so I think I want to add a Gotham Helicopter shining a spotlight on him.
Whelp thats it for now I suppose.
Something I haven't done in ages. A self portrait of sorts before bed.
Edit: Whoops looks like the face on the left is missing a line around the mouth. Too lazy to fix though. 6 AM and I need sleep
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One for tonight. Another kinda self portrait of sorts.
Colors were bugging the crap out of me though.
Wanted to do more and fix some things I see I screwed up now
But need to wake up early tomorrow
Realized what the above picture needed that really bugged me. The eyes need to be lowered and actually show the proper perspective.
@raminafshari - Thank you
I should probably start doing more studies to have a stronger foundation to bring more to the drawings but its a lack of drive and time.
Although after trying this drawing it made me want to study the general human anatomy more so I'm not afraid to try figures to go with the head/face. My figures are clunky while the faces have at least some kind of backbone to them.
But this is the drawing for tonight, was in a comic mood and started to draw a masked sort of thingie. Problem with the program I use to doodle is its all point click and done with just a mouse (finger technically, on a laptop). I wish I had a Tablet. Since I love the idea of being able to sketch quickly and not waste a load of paper.
Yes, I do a lot of faces. Feel like I can do them decently from imagination like the above.
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Trying to do at least a simple sketch a night.
Although I think I'm going to start doing some anatomy studies again.
I want to be able to draw more freely from my imagination and I cant do that worth squat for the general human form.
This I didn't put nearly as much effort as the above but did this quickie as a joke for a friend. Because my house has an INSANE amount of stinkbugs to the point where I basically say they're immortal because they always come back. Then I was talking with a friend about something and how I was actually bit by a stink bug which I'm surprised they do that and he made a joke about being bit by a radioactive stinkbug giving super powers. Which would be one of the dumbest superhero's lol
Even made up a little joke stereotypical scenario.
"After visiting his dad a local security guard just as a bank heist goes wrong. He's left a stereotypical orphan. Following in his fathers footsteps in law enforcement he becomes a detective at the local precinct. Over time he uses his contacts in the force to track down his father's killer in the heist to a newly crowned kingpin. Upon hearing there's a big deal going down in Central park (Stinkbugs live near the woods has to be a foresty type area lol). He decides to crash the party. Only to find his vengeance cut short. Beaten half to death, awaiting the end, fate has other plans as he is bitten by a radioactive stink bug (yes they bite). Giving him immortality, flight and super human abilities he dons the mantle of an avenger, a punisher (not the comic characters). A badass who plays "by his own stinkin' rules".
Figured I'd show the simple process for once.
Dont feel like saying much on this one.
Your portraits are still somewhat too much face, not enough back of head. People have a lot of skull. If you don't put it in all your people will look horsey.
You've improved a lot in 2 years, though. Keep it up! I went through Computing Science too and it's nice to be able to come home and do something completely different. Plus you never know where life's going to take you.
Yeah, I've noticed I have that problem. I kinda know the skulls anatomy but when I put it into practice the face receives too much attention and usually is exaggerated without making changes to the overall head =/
But anyways, been awhile. More late night doodles.
Wolf, pretty straightforward.
Was listening to sad music and thought of something sad.
Puppy dying and carrying it back home. Didn't get around to finishing it.
Had a concept in my head of a hat that speaks your inner most thoughts. AKA the stuff you don't want heard. Then I realized thats not as original as I thought. Hell even Harry Potter did something like that.
Messing around with more options to try to get a better hatching, scribbly look so I can add some kind of definition without too much effort for simple sketches.
Scene here makes little sense I realize. Might make a bit of sense if the crowd wasn't in the background as my friend pointed out.
Well yeah. Sleep time.
Perspectives all sorts of fucked up and the chick was tacked on at the last moment unsuccessfully. Has quite a bit of wonky anatomy =/
First time even attempting a semi serious environment though, which was fun.
Lord I haven't touched an actual pencil in AGES. But the moment I picked one up it felt sooooo good. So much more control, can make lines in half the time as when I'm dinkin around on the computer.
But anyways first is a simple sketch I made while listening to music not amazing, its from imagination and I know aspects of it are off but eh I'll just post what I draw anyways. Was about 10-15 mins I suppose.
Now this I've been trying to think of a way to get myself into drawing again, and I have always wanted to try to do a comic, semi joking semi serious style. Then I realized how much skill it takes to actually do a Zombie comic, you have to know and learn your anatomy which I thought "Hey this could be fun and you could learn a lot by studying up and doing figure drawings of various subjects (since I tried it from imagination and it looked like CRAP haha).
First is the simple line sketch I did.
Then filling in some tone and such
Need to add a background to it though.
Was really fun just to even attempt, definitely gonna try to make more. The general story is going to be about a Zombie outbreak happening on the island where I went to high school and where some of my friends still live. A quarantined island type thing I suppose. Mainly gonna just star me and some friends acting like we would haha.
well i liked the first page... how long that took you ? i mean how long it may take u to do a full comic book... like 40 50 pages? that would be very interesting to see here
i love to do everything and learn everything... i hate to be cornered in one place.. i believe u can be anything u want... Your mind is limitless... check out my sketchbook ... u will find a bit of everything
It took quite a little bit of time I'd say roughly a couple hours I guess just Its not the drawing part that takes awhile though, its the scanning, prepping the files, plugging them into photoshop and adding the details, then finally adding the text and such.
If I was serious about it I could probably knock out several pages a day but since I'm basically thinking instead of doing just a random sketch a day why not do a page of a comic a day and try to hopefully tell a fun little story along the way? Hopefully learning some anatomy and studies while also working on environments (that I really need to work on haha)
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Your stuff has really gotten a lot cleaner and more solid over the last few posts!
my major suggestion for the first two pages would have been line control but you've really gotten quite a bit stronger in that department.
Keep on keeping on and you'll be a rock star for sure .
@Rhubix: Thanks you very much, hopefully I'll keep improving as I go along =D
Ok, trying to do at least a page a night hopefully so now Page 2. Lord the first page wasn't too bad, but this page I was stuck thinking and drawing something. Erasing it, drawing something. Erasing it lol. Mainly because I haven't done many environments before so when I'm working through a vague reference and trying to edit it to suit my needs its pretty hard. I mean I've only tried an environment drawing like twice haha.
The people were also a bit harder because its harder finding references for a specific pose so most of this was just from the head.
Oh lord then the dialogue that was funny because I drew the picture first with a kind of idea of what they would say. Then fit in the text later. Originally the guy in the glasses was gonna come off in the first page as an jerkish sort of dick. But instead its some minor basic small talk haha.
The lines first.
Then the finished page 2
What amazing story telling haha. Hopefully it will be a bit better as I finally flesh out the beginning story wise. But for now I'm not worried about being an amazing story teller.
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@Sushy - Thanks, environments are one of my bigger weaknesses. I'll settle for the viewer at least understanding what they're seeing right now =/
First the linework
Then the finished page
This one was also pretty hard trying to figure out the perspective on the overpass, was both fun and painful. Didn't quite get it right but it'll do I suppose. Actually can't wait to start drawing Zombie scenes, then it will be more drawing based on observations rather than half reference and half from my head.
Thats weird just realize it wasn't registering that I posted in my SB, couldn't find my post only Sushy's as last thing posted.
I hope the pictures show up as well =/
Edit: Nvm, there they are. All fixed.