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Here's a little doodle of some demonic rocker I made yesterday. The pose came flowing out and maybe a bit off, but I still like it
And next to that a little 30 min. study I made. The portrait doesn't resemble the reference, but they are parts I'm still happy with it (cheeks, forehead). C&C appreciated!
Hey there, here are some charcoal studies of a female model, working on my value and lighting skills. These were very fun to do and I hate to say I ran out of paper doing these! Dammit! Gotta have some more of that.
All were made within 15 min, and the left one was my first one, were I was still a bit cautious. You see that in the amount of smudging. I'm especially pleased with the last one
cool sketches and studies! Is there anything specific you are trying to learn from those studies?
Sonja: Thanks! Well, of course anatomy, but what I really want to focus on right now is trying to get values down, instead of million of lines (which is what I do). So, first with two / three values, and then onto 5 etc. This is a brief advice which David gave me, and he's going to give me some more personal pointers soon. Can't wait!
Hey there, here are some thumb sessions for my project, simply called "Archetype" now. We are researching archetypes and then we'll implement them into another genre, sci-fi in this case. For the archetype we use Greek mythology, and specifically the Trojan War.
In these thumbs there is no design, just gesture and pose, I'm trying to tell something about the character without unnecessary props and such. I also tried different poses, standing and sitting. Next to that I also tried to watch my anatomy and to work fast (which didn't work out, gotta work faster dammit!). No ref used by the way
hey dude! nice sketchbook you have here! I especially like the gestures you do on the bus. I've always wanted to do some of those!
One thing I could say about your latest is that there is no clear light source being cast on it. I guess you were going for a top down because of the shadow on the nose, but not much else appears to be affected in the same manner - you essentially have just local values there.
HOWEVER! i was thinking this is a good opportunity to take that head, and cast four or five different lighting sources onto it, and try and render thous out on top of what you have. Just an idea...
ooops. Double post.
I guess I could try and give you a tip on your color sp while Im still here. There again you are using local color (the actual color of the material you are rendering- in this case, skin). Keep in mind that the color you have to lay down will be affected by the light source not only in value, but also in hue. If it is a blue light source, like that of a window, it will tint the color you have to lay down towards blue. If it is light from an incandescent light bulb, those usually emit a yellow orange.
Hope that helps!
Nah it doesnt sound awkward when your dealing withing the art realm xD
Id love to see some color man, dont forget to keep it balanced study color and draw at the same rate.
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Thanks guys, really appreciate the comments!
Markus: Thanks! The poses took some time and I'm really glad how they turned out. Ow, and the little booklet? It's no moleskine, but a cheap a6 booklet
Sublimus: Thanks man for your very informative comment! Wow, that's really helpful! So what you are saying I basically first lay down a base colour for the skin and then built on top of that with the lightsource and its colors (right?). I find it hard to keep all those colors apart from each other and to really pick the right colors when I look at myself in the mirror (yes, I'm vain hah!)
And about the bus gestures: Just get a A6 booklet and be sure not to get caught, it can get you in some quite embarassing situations (expert speaking). And it's easier on the train
Ana Diella: Thanks, I'll keep that in mind! I just have a soft spot for black and white pictures (and I totally suck at color ).
Hey there Tom
Its been awhile since my last visit
I see you have been working hard
Your gestures are so
Keep having fun drawing and painting -Omerta
sketchbook updated October 6th
He there, an update of the project I'm currently working on! Formerly known as "Archetype", now it's more "Trojan War goes space opera!".
I gotta redesign 7 characters from the Trojan War (achilles, ajax, paris, hector, agamemnon, priamos and oddyseus).
It's for a game concept where you pick either the side of the Greeks or the Trojans. So I tried to make two distinct different appearances for the two camps, knowingly that they are in war for like 10 years!
The Greeks are the sci-fi equivalent of Barbarians with long, dirty hair, tattoos, scars etc.
The Trojans on the other side are sophisticated, cultivated people, shielded by their city walls. They decorate themselves and especially their faces, as a sign of stature.
Bram, my partner in crime, gave me some descriptions and from that point I just went to the drawing board and started sketching.
So what you see here are the first exploratory sketches, with notes and all!
Next post the finalized faces!
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And here are some more sketches, just fiddling around with different designs for the Trojan faces. They gave me more opportunity to design more sophisticated faces. What you see here is primarily fine tuning.
The last post are all the final faces, neatly stacked next to each other
Hey man those last sketches are looking really great. Really strong style and the characters have a lot of personality. It's good to see that you're starting do draw other stuff other than people on your sketch trips. Try to draw some buildings, cars, plants etc. so you can put your characters in an environment. To get some more insight in value and color I suggest you read the chapters about tone and color in Succesful drawing and Creative illustration. That really helped me. I'll drop by back soon. Now it's time to get my lazy ass drawing again.
The Gnoll: Thanks man, I appreciate it! I mean, coming from you is quite an honour
The journey in Spain is going very well, just seeing a lot of great architecture, drawing statues, people, flowers etc. And of course running around like a Japanese tourist with my trusty handy cam.
I started in Barcelona, currently in Valencia and tonight I´m going to Grenada, to the beautiful Alhambra! Can´t wait!
When I get back I´ll upload this motherload of sketches, cause here in the hostels it´s just not possible.
Hey there, finally some work again, been a while. Just returned from Spain, having seen so many stuff and sketching a lot of people, buildings and statues. It was so overwhelming and maybe the quantity of this post is too, I guess.
It's a bit too much for one post, so I'm gonna post in in bits and pieces All the sketches are in chronological order, just as they appear in my booklet.
Oh and sorry for skewing around the sketches so much, it's sometimes hard drawing in such a small booklet