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So figured I'd throw up a variety of sketches & doodles, old and new (and will likely add to this thread here and there) ... they aren't amazing or anything, but they aren't too horrid overall.
I tend to go more into the fantasy themes because that seems to sell the best for me right now ... plus they are fun, so there ya go. lol.
Various sketches and doodles of mermaids and ladies...
A feller! LOL
Was playing with hyperstylizaton on this one ... didn't quite work right
Playing around with a wolfman/woman idea for a sculpture...
Just a quickie doodle
Not sure why i didn't scan all of her, she has uber looong legs and manga styled feetsies ... I think I just wanted to emphasize her hair or something since that's my favorite part of this doodle lol.
Something I did for a contest for Squidoo - and he won! He's now an option for anyone to use as a header for ebay pages on Squidoo.
You can view his lens here: http://www.squidoo.com/squidee
This one was done just to see if I could still do a decent Elfquest doodle, lol:
Sooo ummm yeah - just some of my junkie chicken scribbles ... don't flame me too badly, now! LOL!
Edited to correct my horrid typos - ack!
Last edited by Faerydae; June 30th, 2010 at 04:52 AM.
I think, CA is a place where you upload good and bad - you're not here to look good, you're here to improve, and how can you improve by hiding the level you're at? By uploading the ones you're... not so good at, you can get help on where you went wrong and work on those weaknesses. We're not here to show off
Also, what use is it say it's bad/ ugly, but not saying why, or how she can improve? To me, that comes across as insulting, and not helpful.
I think you've got a lovely sense of gesture in these, especially this caught my eye in terms of flow. Also, nice stylisation, but I think the stylisation can be made much stronger if you were to study the actual structure of the human body and face, which will give you a basis to work off.
Also, try not to put in so many quick, messy lines - aim for confident, long strokes and think about the placement before you touch pencil to paper. It's hard to get the hang of, but can really improve the appearance of sketches and pencils.
Hope that helps, welcome to CA!
One person's "bad" is another person's treasure.
I will keep it because it's something that I drew. Granted I spent maybe 2 minutes worth of scribbling on it lol, but ah ... that's kind of what doodles and sketches *are*, right?
As for my "true level" - well, it is what it is. I don't need to prove it to anyone for it to be validated or for whatever small level of skill I may possess to be validated.
I produce drawings that are pure crap some days and ones that are fairly decent other days, and I don't mind letting people see all ranges ... the good with the bad, even though that really is subjective depending on the viewer anyway.
But thank for for sharing your opinion.
Thank you, you likely said that much better than I didI think, CA is a place where you upload good and bad - you're not here to look good, you're here to improve, and how can you improve by hiding the level you're at? By uploading the ones you're... not so good at, you can get help on where you went wrong and work on those weaknesses. We're not here to show off
It's only insulting if you grant someone the power to affect your mood in such a manner really. And it seriously is subjective anyway.
Besides, it could be argued that out of ALL the scribblings I posted that was the ONLY true piece of art I posted in her opinion, because it was the only one that elicited a strong, visceral response out of her that she simply had to express and could not contain or moderate but just spilled out of her in a rush.
So in that sense, one could choose to view it as something of a compliment! It's all in how you choose to look at it, no? lol
thank you - that is a compliment - especially since it's a rough draft of a mermaid peeking through a forest of kelp underwater ... I am very pleased that it evoked a sense of flow which is something I think helps with giving a sense of being underwater.I think you've got a lovely sense of gesture in these, especially this caught my eye in terms of flow.
Keep in mind though that none of these are intended to be human, as I am primarily a fantasy artist. Thus why many have exaggerated elements or obvious non-human elements like pointed ears, or often sport two, three, or six fingers, or you know, mermaid tails, and I'm also playing along the lines of "big eye art" - so that is going to result in eyes that will not be in proportion with traditional rules pertaining to humans or traditional art.
It can be a little confusing at first if you are applying strict traditional rules ... because well such things just don't always apply to figurative artworks that have abstract or surreal aspects to them.
I guess one could say "I meant to do that" or "that was intentional" because in fantasy artworks, rules are kind of meant to be stretched and played with and poked at. Sort of what makes them so fun!
I can see where that would be true for many and how it would make the doodles and sketches "prettier" ... but ... for me, scribbling and sketching in a loose manner I find to be very freeing and allows for more flow and freedom of movement. None of my first drafts or roughs ever wind up being the end result, they are more a rough doodle for my brain to work out perspectives, composition, shading, etc. In other words, they are kind of where I allow myself to be as loose and messy and random as the mood strikes me to be, hehe! Plus most of them are in ballpoint pen ... not pencil, so it's a little less forgiving on the whole, and forces you to find ways to work with your errors and be creative with them.
If I like it, I either just redraw it with a better idea of what I want to try to capture, or I just transfer it in a more cleaned up and simplified manner so that all the extra scribblings aren't present - avoids me having the headaches of dealing with ghost lines, lol, when I do doodle in pencil.
When I start getting more serious about an image ... it will shift from whatever I had on hand to doodle on (like steno notebooks which I tend to try to keep on hand, or place mats, or cocktail napkins, or whatever little bit of paper of cardboard I happen to be scribbling on, etc, lol) to be then flushed out more on an unlined actual sketch pad and then moved to the final surface once I am ready to start working on it more seriously.
About the only pieces I routinely doodle that actually become the final end result are the ACEOs/ATCs or 4x6 paintings and drawings. And I often will doodle ideas too for sculpting .... which is a whole other can of worms lol.
I'd have posted some of my finished 2d work, but I didn't really see a spot here that seemed right to post it, so I can understand why the scribblings might give a different idea of how the final pieces usually wind up looking like.
That being said though - I do sometimes make pretty doodles from time to time that could be seen as a finished piece of art in their own right ... even though they aren't more than a glorified doodle in my eyes hehe!
Figured I'd add in a few of my "doodle art" ACEOs for the fun of it, as far as I know we can post pieces that have sold, right? I mean they are still doodles and that is what they were sold as being, just a doodle, so it is still technically a doodle or a sketch!
I have a bunch more of them ... but figured I'd already posted a bunch today lol.