Decided to edit my first post to change my avatar and properly introduce myself. I'm a 21 year old aspiring artist and I love painting, illustration, and animation. I could really use some feedback from the community and would love to hear your comments. I will try to update as much as possible and hope to get some critiques on my work or process.
1) Black and white army guy sketch from photo.
2) Cartoon dog from imagination, originally made as a Facebook banner.
3) Butchered portrait of Robert Knepper. From photo.
4) Naked chic from photo.
5) Study from a still from one of the Queen Elizabeth movies.
Last edited by TrundleBee; July 28th, 2012 at 02:01 AM. Reason: I wanted to change my sketchbook avatar
Please inform me if I have made errors in how to properly use this site or post my images and I will fix it if I can. I am new to posting. Also my access to this site is limited as my computer freaks out with malware warning pop ups and I cannot seem to access the FAQs or user control panel.
Here is some more stuff
1) Self portrait
2) Garlic and tea still life
3)Some quick nude studies from photographs
4) A muscular guy study from a photo
Nice studies keep it up. I`m not sure if I can give critics yet, But one think I saw in painters is that it`s good to make fast practices, the less you take in one piece the more pieces you can do, also rendereing can take too long and you really don`t learn to much when polishing.
Well nice stuff anyway
I certainly agree with you. I will focus on quicker studies to improve overall concepts of form and composition. It is just so tempting to try and render when I have something I like!
Hey TrundleBeee, nice to make your aquaintance!
I think you are doing some nice sketches, one thing I really appreciate about your very first soldier drawing is that his armour is darker than the background, so it kind of gives me an interesting place to look at first. So nice composition with tones and use of a dark anchor point. I also really like the last one of the muscular guy. can I get that picture from you? just kidding. You might have to be careful with the volume of the back muscles, sometimes we get too excited about rendering nice muscles like that, that we forget that they are a part of a structure. I can't really tell what direction he is turning his back into. I think the problem might be that the line looks too deep, and the right half of the upper back is flat. Oh and, that face is amazing!!
Thank you so much for you input! I Definitely agree that my rendering of the guys muscles is off ( I really need to do some anatomy studies to figure out what I am drawing!) and I will toy with it some more and try to incorporate your suggestion ( I can't tell ya how helpful it is to get some feedback).
Adding a few sketches. Trying to focus and doing quick observational studies to improve overall image quality...rather than sketching something broken struggling with rendering for hours.
1) A hillside road..though it is hard to tell
2) A beautiful huge rock off the shore of a beach. I loved this image and learned a lot about water.
3)A quick urban study...I continue to fail at conveying urban settings. Until I get a hold of perspective and straight lines success will elude me.
4) Some sketches of cars to help with my inability to draw machinery.
As always, feedback would be great.
Well I do have an entire folder of such references.
Here are some more studies.
1) I was inspired by the creature creation contest....but this is as far as I got.
2) Study of a Hellboy movie still.
4)Some kid....his skin was challenging.
5)Marine life 1
6) Marine life 2
7)Marine life 3
8) A portrait of an awesome painted dude.
Very Nice start to your book. Love the hell boy movie still, and Marine studies.
Thankya, I really enjoy doing the movie still studies, the marine life posed quite a challenge....especially that silly seahorse.
Here is some more stuff
1) A pair of cartoony dwarven fighters. I love fantasy and my favorite race to play is dwarf so there will be more of this stuff. The lady dwarf does not have a real beard, her long hair is braided in front to create a fake one... like a cultural trend. I need to finish this and would love any comments.
2) Material studies of metal, cloth, and (polished) wood.
I saw this guy somewhere on the internet. He doesn't look real, I am not sure if he is or not but I had to draw him either way.
1) Strong man
2) Tiger in some brown water
very nice studies especially the metal detail and expressions of the strong man. The dwarfs characters has some points where i think i can give feedback, the dwarf male is holding something in his hand, but the point where is holding is not clear thats why it doesnot look believable. do some studies of hands holding objects then cartoonify it. similarly the point where his hair is tied looks flat while in the female it looks believable. In the female if u draw a horizontal line at the end where her feet are resting u will know that both the feet have different ending points, it is ok if she is floatin but no good for standing as it is making her look like she will fall.
but over all i love these two little dwarfs adorable creatures...hope it helps....keep it up
Thank you for you points! Excellent idea I have been meaning to do some hand studies!
Some black and white male figures. I need a lot of practice with male bodies....next is to focus on skin colors.
Whoops...I kinda bailed on my sketchbook because school started but now I am back. Here is some stuff.
Here is another Facebook banner
and Three Thumbnail sketches
Really lovely studies! I love the facebook banner in the last one and the metal Armour was particularly impressive too keep up the good work, i'm sure you are improving!
Figured I would post my two most troubling WIPS. I kinda gave up on these but am trying to really push them to being "done" just so I can have something that looks finished. Comments are welcome.
I put the second one in the critique forum and got some great feedback! I really need to reference color and light from photos more!