Looking really nice, the last few ink drawings are great.
The best in my opinion is the tree, there is just something about it.
Post again soon.
Please visit my sketchbook.
cheers for your comments on my sb, iv seen yours before but the most recent post is new to me. as has been said the ink drawings are great with really nice subtleties especially the understated tones you have in them. there is huge improvement in this sketchbook, be good to see some colour and maybe you should do some more figure work? Your faces are really good but the bodies probably not to the standard someone with your ability should be doing.
nice stuff, especially nature and marker face studies
i highly appreciate that you work mainly from life and reference.
The last two studies before the tree really are enhanced by the markers - if I blur my eyes and look past them they appear as sepia photos! The first one of the woman with the abstract lines I thought would be interesting to see without the lines. Do you think having sessions where you use just markers to create tone without lines would help? That way you don't have lines to rely on to bring out the form, you have to observe the tones from the off. It could be interesting!
another week gone
HunterKiller- Thanks. Line economy is a goal, so I'm glad to hear positive feedback about it. I tend to agree with you about Andrew--he often has excellent advice. I do know that he puts on workshops every now and then, so I guess that's something.
Hedwordup- Nice to hear from you again. Thanks for the positive feedback, and for the solid critique. I started some figurative stuff this week, and I think that I might start dabbling in color sometime soon.
Malpanka- Hey, thanks. I like to work from the real thing when I can, but photos will have to do when I can't.
Thek- Thanks for the compliments. Your comment about the "woman with abstract lines" struck me. I didn't view the lines as abstract until you said something. When I put them down it was to define some edges and value changes, but when I look at it objectively I can see what you mean. I also thought it interesting that you pointed out that I rely on lines to bring out the form. I looked at it the other way--I thought I was using the markers to bring out the form. I think it's time for me to play with straight up value--I imagine that I will be able to create form without lines, but I wonder what it will look like...
kitty cat from last week
value study--the paper got too saturated, dang it.
rather poor gestures
I went to the zoo, which was great fun. For some reason I found the underwater critters the most fascinating.
This is the beginning of my latest study project thing. I spent an embarassing amount of time drawing a pose from posemaniacs, and then redrew it from memory shortly after. I'm trying to learn to view the figure objectively, gain some sense of proportion and weight, and work on my memory simultaneously.
I love those gestures! Also, you seem to catch up with scetch-time, awesome!
Wow that marker work is great! So smooth. How do you do that?
Your line quality improved like, a lot. Really beautiful actually, using just a single line... loving the stylized waiter in the latest update as well! And keep tackling the anatomy, it's looking better and better. Quality stuff man, keep it up
ok, this is excellent http://www.conceptart.org/forums/att...3&d=1215978756 i 've always had trouble drawing cats from life
The linework on the hippos is tops!
Alive and kicking.
Faust- Thanks, and yeah, I found a little more time for drawing that week, which is good.
Algenpfleger- Thanks. That marker stuff still rocks me, it's been quite a learning experiece, but I think I'm making progress. That stylized waiter was actually one of a salt and pepper set.
Malpanka- Thanks. I tried to pick out the most important contours, and I guess it woked out.
HunterKiller- Even at 19 years old, HUNGRY HUNGRY HIPPOS is more fun than a barrel of monkeys.
Brun- Thanks, will do.
Images (unfortunately fewer than last week):
figurative stuff owned me this week
stuff from work
I got really frustrated with life, so I doodled this one.
I never got around to markering this one, I might this week, but I doubt it, cuz the drawing isn't that strong.
I managed to get my washes a little bit more even, using a technique shown in an otherwise worthless video on prismacolor products/techniques.
Spent about three hours at the coffee shop on this one, and then another hour or so while watching Austin City Limits. I learned a lot about rendering a fur coat.
This one took me all week, on and off. I fiddled with the lines for a long time, and the rendering took several hours. I ended up feeling technically inept by the time I was done. I couldn't ever get it quite like I wanted it.
yo Sedig, a lot of great sketches you're showing here.
awesome rendering on those last two.
Do you mind explaining some of your technique on those markers? on that last one you mention getting more even washes, would be great to know. And something I struggle with very often is achieving smooth gradients you seem to get. do you just have a lot of different markers or maybe use some pure alcohol on your alcoholbased markers? to be honest most of the time I shade with markers as I planned it's because they're drying out. haha but that just works on a few sketches befor they give up.
anyway love you pen studies from life as well.
i think you don't realize how good the jumping girl drawing is. totally worth the time spent. it has depth, volume, linear and value parts, differences in material and texture. i don't know how far you wanted it, but i think any step further would kill it's flow and lightness
My admiration for your hard work and the quality of your drawing jumped several notches this week! I could never spend that long on a piece, but you made sure that time was well spent. The last two drawings are amazing. You might feel spent now, but in a couple of days I think you might feel like you achieved something. I think you should do more of these! You'll get faster at doing them the more you practice too.
You should check out this thread by csears - he goes through the theories behind hatching which I found really interesting.
Loved all your work this week and you've finished the week on a real high!
hey, great improvement from the first pages here. I like your marker rendering alot and the last two are great examples that your determination is paying heaps! Did you draw these straight from your imagination? looking forward to the next week
man, you really have my jealousy. That jumpng girl and the arctic dude are gorgeous! I kno that I am on a way different path regarding my visual representations, but I hope to get to the point of technical finesse that you are displaying right now, and all so simple!
No crits, I find it all wonderful! Btw, I like that you are doing more pen-scetches
A day late and a dollar short
Sorry I'm late, but I went to see THE DARK NIGHT instead of updating last night. Fantastic.
*Edit--the thumbnail image doesn't seem to be appearing next to my thread. Anyone have any idea why thatmight happen?
Monotony- Thanks, the response is in your sketchbook.
Thek- Thanks a lot--I definitely felt spent, and I still do. I certainly plan to do more of these, because I learned a lot with both. Also, thanks for the link, ccsears is freaking solid.
Mellongcreate- I'm flattered, but no, I didn't draw these from imagination. Maybe someday, but not yet.
Faust- Wow, thanks.
Loolarge- Nice to see you around again. Thanks for stopping by.
I spent way too long on this, and it ended up washed out anyway-
so I moved faster on the next two, and tried to pick my values immediately, as opposed to building them up. I think they worked out better.
working on the 3/4 head
working from memory--the inside of my old school bus
mind doodles while on the phone at the computer
working from imagination, expanding on doodles
Last edited by Sedig; July 29th, 2008 at 01:30 AM.
Hey Sedig, thanks for stopping by at my sketchbook and leaving a great advice!
Those posemaniac studies are looking super good. That's a great exercise! I really like the value studies too. I can see the improvement through the pages. Nice to see you are doing so many life studies too.
Keep up the good work and I would suggest you pay more attention to proportion and anatomy when you are drawing. I know I keep forgetting it while I draw and just end up drawing what I see, if you know what I mean.
Sedig, the way you use your lines and values is impressive and inventive, your marker wash (?) portraits are my favourites. Your line work, I think could use more experimentation and a good solid foundation of how you do your sketches. Still incredibly awesome stuff, that girl jumping rope was worth your time.
callouses on the fingers. If you donít have any, youíre not drawing enough.
I will be an Artist or nothing! ; The Sketchbook
^ What hesaid.
Great marker-washes and your poses come along great as well! One thing with pencils, I'd advice to use some softer more really kick-in-the-face shadows! It's the same as with extreme hightlights, be careful when you apply the darkest value, if you use it only marginal in key-parts of your picture, it will become much more alive!
hey Sedig, really digging your marker stuff, it amazes me. But i think my favorite drawing in here is the girl jumping rope. It is so carefully considered, great stuff!
My sketchbook --->
Early to bed and early to rise....
Algenpfleger- Will dooooooo
YuZa- Did you just have your name changed? I thought it was Yousa..... Anyway, you're completely correct. I often get lost in sight-sized contour drawing, and forget that I need to go back and check myself. Practice needed....
Talkingjello- Thanks for stopping by. Those are marker drawings. Would you be willing to offer a little more explanation about linework and a good solid foundation---are you talking about construction/proportion?
Faust- Thanks, and yep ^. I need to focus on my value relationships a little more. It's something I've really been struggling with lately. I need MOAR PRACITCE.
Safesheep- Thanks for stopping by!
Early update this week, because I'm moving back to school this weekend. Goodbye, summer.
These scanned rather poorly, I'm afraid--
doodles at food court
more photo studies
What insolence! 2 updates in this eek already!!?!?
Sweet lifedrawings, man, just a question:
Did SHE sit there too? Droooooooooool. leaps and bounds, mister.-
Nice sb, keep that spirit...
Dude in absolute awe of your work here. You have put allot of time into this sketchbook, so many drawings my brain hurts. Thanks for your comments, they are really helpful. Looking through this thread has inspired me to work harder for sure. I'd like to see you do a colored piece, don't think I saw one here, n'way you got mad skills. Keep at it. *SUBSCRIBES*
Hey man! Nice progress in lifedrawings and figural stuff Keep being productive!
I like your technique with the markers, the envirosketches attest your knowledge of architecture and perspective.. very nice .
Like to see more... keep it going.