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ok my name is john rovder
im 14 and live in ohio.
i will try to update this every 2 days(probably more frequently because i just draw during all my classes)
Last edited by Radon_; December 12th, 2008 at 11:48 PM.
here are some from a week ago
the first was based on a pic i saw here a concept art
and the second was an attempt at a drawing by minja
check out minja's stuff it amazing!!!!!
here is minja's sketchbook :http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=89515
Last edited by Radon_; September 28th, 2008 at 06:29 PM.
here are some from 07 which put me in ..... 7th grade when i did these
Last edited by Radon_; September 28th, 2008 at 08:20 PM.
Hey Radon, nice stuff. A major thing that will no doubt help you, especially at such a young age, is anatomy. I'm not telling you to enlist in any life-drawing courses or anything (though in the future, those are more than helpful.). I'd say getting a grasp on basic anatomy is really important, and if you start now, by the time you're 18 you will be kicking the shit out of my stuff. hehe.
Try checking the bookstore for anatomy books by Bridgman and Hogarth.
As for your stuff, it looks a lot like the stuff I was doing when I was your age hehe. My favorite is definitely the cross-hatched character, one thing you have to keep in mind is that you aren't simply filling in the character with criss-crossed lines. Try to follow the form, wrap around the shapes and think of everything in 3D. You're trying to create a sense of three dimensions and lighting with cross hatching.
Good luck, look forward to seeing some more stuff soon. I'll try to check back here and see what kind of stuff you come up with!
here are some i drew in school today (just quick doodles)
maybe 3-5 min a piece
minja i found the books online and im buying 2 sometime this week so i will post some of my attempts at anatomy study or whatever you call it. and thanks for the suppport it helps a lot.
Last edited by Radon_; September 29th, 2008 at 04:20 PM.
jedi: i know i should but the best way to learn is to practice
btw i am getting two anatomy books on thursday so i will post some of my studies
and here is a pic i did of my mouse because i cant focus on homework..arrrgh!!!!
so much homework
Last edited by Radon_; October 1st, 2008 at 10:42 PM.
not a doodle here.
this one is a WIP but so far ive spent 1 hour on it
(i know one hour for a picture this small, but i work slow)
first of my anatomy studies or whatever less than an hours work
here this i just finished
it is for my friends paintball team (the fallen angels)
so he asked me to come up with something and i came up with this
the other is a study of the leg, first one i ever tried
hey man, thanks a lot for the comment on my sketchbook.. glad you like!
its cool that you're doing anatomy studies at such early age.. I know I did some when i was 14 too.. but I never focused.. haha.. so yeah, tip is to focus and try to understand as much as possible! draw everything you see.. don't rely so much on your imagination.. draw from life, use reference.. studies anything man! your imagination stuff will become 100x crazier after some studying
keep it up, i will keep an eye on this book so I hope you update dude!
here is one i need help with
the hands,feet, and head
i cant draw them foreshortened any tips would be help full
dil: ty and focus is my main problem, if i sit to long my mind wonders and i end up on the internet searching "smiling frog" or something completely random. but if i keep trying i know eventually i will be able to finish a whole drawing without any distractions ..... i hope
a pic i drew in biology.(after i do anatomy studies for two days i don't suck....as bad, just kidding)
o and people might be wondering how i get on the comp and leave comments at 10:30am if I'm in school. its because i have web design 4th period and i get on then. anyways here is the pic...
here is my first try with photoshop... i will post it when it is finished and cleaned up
about 45 mins of work
im going for a realistic cartoon look and i think it needs more work
the goat thing in ps
only my second digital painting/coloring(WIP)
more work, othervice keeping up nicely
MY SKETCHBOOK IN BIG LETTERS: http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=116474
COMPLETE LIST OF THE FORGOTTEN SKETCHBOOKS: http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...=1#post1992378
shat: im a freshman so yeah.... and thanks for the comment
nettle: i try to draw more but ive been busy the past week and i dont think ill have much time this weekend cuz of homework and work, but once i get more time ill post up more
I like your shading and the heads are awesome. Such expressiveness.
more work on goat(maybe 10 mins work)
and a quick sketch
and ty for the comment aeromax, and do you have a sketch book i would like to see some of your work.
Hey man, I liek your stuff, for 14 your of too a good start. Like Minja said, keep the anatomy studies up, you can never do too many. Also, work on the contrast in your pictures, try and getting a nice balance of blacks and whites with all yuor grays in between. Just keep practicing man, look forward to seeing more.
scep: it is the scanner it doesnt pick up midtones as well even after i mess with it in ps
and here is a doodle
and now that i have time i will draw more and upload them later tonight
Hello there Radon. Welcome to CA.
The best thing you've got going for you right now is that you are 14 and want to improve as an artist. I wish I could go back to the age of 14 with the determination I have today. Anyways, like others have said, you need to be hammering out the basics. It seems as though you have picked up a Bridgman anatomy book. I would recommend also getting Hogarth and Andrew Loomis. Robert Beverly Hale would also help a lot. Bridgman and Loomis are a great place to start. Look for Loomis's "Figure Drawing"; it is a wealth of information.
As far as practicing goes, try breaking it up into a 70/30 model. 70% sketching from references, 30% from imagination. However, I must stress this: find your own way. What I said is merely a suggestion. You must find your own way.
BTW, thanks for dropping by my sketchbook! Hope to hear from you soon. Keep the work coming!
pee: ty for the suggestion i will definatly take that into consideration
tried to scann it but it turned out horrible then i took a picture with a camera, no much better but eh what can you do
here it is my art homework 11" x 14" paper
here are some more
the ones in pen are doodles from humanities class
here is an arm study
took me the better part of an hour
Alrigh' man, good stuff, good stuff.
I have a suggestion for this work, and perhaps pushing your values and textures, maybe with crosshatching. I'd also suggest drawing so that your outlines don't seem as heavy; maybe sketch lightly and loosely and use darks and lights to make lines come out with mere contrast, especially with a still life. Perhaps a darker background, but also a few more drop shadows?
hey man. great start. my advice for you at this point is to use reference alot! try to forget what you think you know of the subject matter and just suck in from the visuals around you. do u have access to any anatomy books? they are always a great start. and perspective ones also. even if environmental design isnt ur thing it really helps you relate everything in ur compositions together. sorry if im lecturing. good luck and keep em coming.