"Try again, fail again,fail better!"Samuel BeckettSketchbook
hello my friend!
i can feel that you are now at a higher level than you were before..please keep it up. I f you don't..you'll fall back and it will be harder to continue.
Your recent posts and the Bouguereau study are proof that you are definitely improving man! It may take a long time to retouch a problem area now..but the more you draw..the faster you will be able to spot mistakes and correct them!
I SWEAR ON THE GRAVES OF ALL THE TALENTED FILIPINO ARTISTS WHO HAVE GONE BEFORE ME, THE FILIPINO ART LEGACY WILL CONTINUE!
MY DAY JOB http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=136204
MY ANGRY SKETCHBOOKhttp://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...129015&page=13
Maybe but it isn't.
I studied Loomis's books of course... I tried to draw what he did without any success...
But that's why I use everything I could, Bridgman, Loomis, Vilppu, my model, my beloved decorated bronze skull and whatnot
It's no use to spend time on me till I start to practice a lot... But I'm coward both in drawing and bike riding... But the latter seems to be easier...
Some fragments from my sketchbook...
Some Tegaki stuff, I barely did anything else lately
I know I shouldn't use color, I can't. But there is no thing I CAN draw at the moment.
I'm unbalanced, I focus on faces therefore there's a bigger and bigger gap between my face drawing skills and everything else... And I can't draw faces either, just from certain angles, without being consistent, not always and with much effort... I don't even attempt drawing expressions...
Maybe I'm a bit too critical... I'm not sure.
(The last woman is my version of an anime character)
I drew my old character, Slade again (Myra too but I messed up her, I started with her)... I'm not very unpleased with his face and that's something. Coloring was fun and time consuming
After my holiday in Slovenia I try to be more active than ever, i.e. I start to do a significant amount of practice...
It helps that the books I bought on ebay have arrived! Yay!
Tom Bancroft: Creating characters with personality
and Digital painting techniques
Both were advised here on CA.org and they definitely looked nice... I started with the cartoony one... Stylized stuff helps me a lot, it's good to go back and forth between stylized and realistic style... at least in my case
Some unfinished stuff based on the book... After a very short time I start to wander off and make a more detailed and more realistic stuff...
A very quick Lilah...
Meet Sliver, I'm currently working on desinging him.
that Eye study in post #214 looks nice. Also some cool stuff is going on with the second rendering of that Slade character in the same post - nice skintones.
One note: Don't forget to lay down the structure of the face first - even if it comes to cartoony characters. They may look simplified but it doesn't mean that their body is unstructured.
Keep it up!
"Try again, fail again,fail better!"Samuel BeckettSketchbook
Novbert: I will try to build face upon a skull again (my only attempt was a failure), not easy, I like when heads don't leave skull state, skulls are cool
I drew more than usual lately, faces and figures... I had a serious block (and even my pencils behaved in a strange way), I'm really shocked how tiny my skills are, it's time to get really serious... I copied Loomis heads and I'm better...
It seems measuring, looking at the strokes itself does't work for me, I need motivation and if I feel what I do, things just happen. When I roleplayed a lot on Tegaki, I didn't know how to draw the expression I wanted, what muscles do, what perspective does... I just listened what I felt inside and the strokes followed... It's kinda disturbing. Illogical...
I did zillion Loomis head studies (angles, angles, angles... I suck at every angles except front and profile view horribly), without much success. The human head, angles, perspective, whatnot is very difficult, it's tiring, I think I will forget about most of contruction from now on and just do it somehow, concentration to some feeling, aestetics, not drawing a sterile generic head, that gives the best results (and starting with the eyes).
My Spartan Camp #142 optionals, they're very bad copies. The refs were small, maybe it has something to do with it too.
Some Tegaki stuff again... I should do something in PS as well...
I try to make some good shots of my paper sketchbook later (that's huge now ), I drew some faces... It seems I'm getting better.
Last edited by shiNIN; July 25th, 2010 at 09:17 AM.
I'm so bad at updating my own SB... Even when I do practice, the results aren't for show... But I learn through it and that's what important.
I did some Preston Blair and Loomis hand studies and I feel I'm a little less lost at hands...
quick hands except the simplest and biggest one:
Some heads, Loomis and some by myself:
For Spartan Camp #144
A small fragment of my manga evening I can't accept I'm bad at drawing chibis. Kids say that's easier than realism. Not for me. I didn't like chibis in the past but they can be good enough and have their role...
I think you should post more often. I like looking at other people's studies... even if you think they are boring, they are interesting to learn from. You've come such a long way since the start of this sketchbook. It's so impressive and inspiring. Thank you!
Yeah! You should update more often! (i shouldn't be the one speaking but aaaah)
Stupid to stop now cause you were doing awesome. I don't want to say "UPDATE YOUR SB EVERY DAY FROM NOW ON!!!", no not at all, I just hope you are practicing and improving and kicking it cause you have so much potential!
You are right...
I had a kinda inactive period, I even stopped doing Spartan Camp...
Some Tegaki E activity now and then, I did some decent stuff but I was too lazy to put them here or something.
I was troubled with my inheritance in the other side of the country and accepting my Mom's death took much time as well.
Now I feel much better, my only big problem is that I can't grab time and draw. I have time, it's just... passing away... My figures, my memory is disheartening but now I have strength to face it and fight!
A big Tegaki E collection will come later, okay?
Some Spartan Camp stuff for now:
a la babsi: Aye!
Oh and I already forgot there was the ~ 5 weeks when I had a reluctantly or totally not working pet that got wet a bit. I bought a new, more slender one (Intuous3 Classic Pen). The tablet itself may have some issues, my strokes don't end when I lift the pen sometimes (the bodybuilder in the second collection shows it too, I won't fix it now, it's a failed pic anyway).
Here are the Tegaki stuff I wish to show even if I'm not exactly proud of each...
Other people's characters using references:
my new characters, I have some difficulties with drawing bats even if I did it in the past:
Debbie and Silver... His re-app is totally not him. Consistency is a weak point of mine And I should practice profile bodies.
You're definitely on the right track. keep it up
Yes! This is all very good. I definitely enjoy your faces. Keep it up!
Wooowowowowowo!! What an update! yay!
The grayscale portrait is amazingly good! Admiring your skill with a wacom, I'm totally unhandy with that thing haha. Maybe try putting some more contrast in your colored images, i think it'll create some more depth
Erm... I wasn't here again lately... I don't feel well, I still feel I have a block in my life in general... I have just a few things to put here, mostly Tegaki stuff...
I did some trades, I love them. I drew Seafoam for the third time, still not good enough but way better than my previous two fails... I really should do something about the parts of my portraits that NOT the face... I used a photo reference for the face (to make things even more unbalanced... *sigh*):
White (I have no idea how to draw true white skin) and Mossy Green (I tried hard and still, something is wrong):
A quick, motivated sketch, he's called Slate and has rosacea. I just drew without thinking (but not without any reference) and I like the result:
A study for another trade (Photoshop), the TE entry is worse:
My own babies:
Some half assed animal gestures from pixelovely.com:
My pencil drawings usually are problematic to show, a messy bunch:
and some Loomis feet and leg:
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It's hard to draw gestures again... and I had serious problems with brush settings in the beginning.
Pixelovely, mostly 60 seconds:
Preston Blair cartoony hands:
And something that was fun
It feels good to do such things again. I should do so much more. I don't think I even start learn to draw, I barely have any idea about anything. I know what I should do and I finally feel I'm well enough to able to take steps I should have done long ago but couldn't.
That's exactly how I felt a couple of weeks ago. It's actually a good thing. Stop putting yourself down and lets see some more of your art. I know it's overwhelming sometimes balancing the lessons with the art that you want to draw just for fun, but the two go hand in hand. Lose yourself in your work and studies and the two will start to merge.
Hope to see more of your stuff.
Star Eater: I know it's a good thing
I guess I really should draw for fun. I enjoyed drawing a few times but I never drew for fun. It was work, a crazy, illogical desire to learn to draw a tiny bit.
Being a perfectionist hedonist with an eye for flaws is tough enough but this year sucked big time. I think I should pat my shoulder just because I survived it - instead of telling myself I should have drawn much more and not just in my extremely tiny safety zone.
I will be away for a few days, then I'll try to update this SB every day (and shut up).
Great to read this! Keep up the funfunfun! That's the most important.
It's not worth it to do stuff you don't like because then you get bored and demotivated and you'll get to think drawing is boring. While it's totally the contratry!
Anyways, last update was awesome. Loving those cartoony hands, gives me flashbacks from my childhood wathcing micky mouse
I'm back and tried to drew. I sucks sooooooooooooo much. I don't feel what to do, drawing feels so strange...
I abandoned this girl I guess.
Wow, I'm liking the rendering and progression! Keep it up!
Amateur Artist. Professional Asshole.
Lookit the Pretty!
Rule #1 of depicting soldiers: KEEP THE DAMN FINGER OFF THE DAMN TRIGGER.
Falchion: Thanks, I will... I guess now comes the good part when I learn much because there's so much room for improvement but maybe I don't suck enough to be devastated _all_ the time looking at my results...
Cats for Spartan Camp #159. It was a good choice I think. It's fun and kinda easy...
The hands are looking good! Keep doing them from time to time!
awesome cats. I always have a lot of trouble with animals like cats, always getting caught up in the chaos of their fur. hahah, but it's been a while since i actually tried drawing them, really should get back to that.
Anyways, keep the pencil flowing! Don't forget to do stuff from imagination also, keep it fun!
Surion: Thanks! Oh cats with long fur is troublesome, I tried to draw some but gave up for now. I need some custom brushes as well
Imagination... have I such thing? I will search for it I feel much better than before, more things seem to possible for me now I still barely draw but I will change it very soon.
Drawing hands was very tiring today but I will continue Too bad PS died after I drew some and it didn't go better for the second time...