Well, I originally started this sketch-thread in 2008, but I never actually started posting anything here because all my sketches tend to be... for fun.
But since my new year's promise for 2011 was to learn how to draw, I'll reanimate this sketchbook and concentrate on doing weekly paint studies and real life sketches, leaving all (or well, most) of my funny animals to LJ and DA.
So yeah. No compliments.
Last edited by TinyBird; November 8th, 2012 at 05:06 AM.
I've been trying to figure out spiders for a looong time now and every time I seem to understand how their legs work, I see them do something really weird and I feel like I understand nothing. Those buggers.
First weekly paint study.
Last edited by TinyBird; January 11th, 2011 at 01:39 AM.
wow, comparing your painting to your drawings, i feel your more confident with painting. there's a nice gestural and loose quality to the blocks, that i drool over. Apply the loose gestural mark making to your drawings Keep it up!
Scary insect studies, don't see that very often. I'm interested to see more!
SKETCHBOOK below. C&C appreciated! UPDATED 21/04 2011
Your posts in Critique Center charmed me and I ended up coming here
Nice sketches (except the skulls. A skull needs way more love and attention... I wonder when I will able to take enough attention to it and I even love them with a passion It's not really a serious crit btw...).
I don't have much idea about your skills at this point, drawing using references are so totally a different thing... I have some copying skills but can't draw by myself, for example.
I see you are used to pencil drawing and you are somewhat confident with your strokes, I can't explain it better. Whatever.
The dead giraffe is lovely. I really like it.
I did something I've never done before, I went back to an unfinished thing and finished it. And did it sloppily.
Well, I guess there's no point for this sketchbook if I don't post actual sketches here, if for nothing else to see if they're any different later.
So here's a bunch of non-observational doodles to remind me why I should keep doodling from observation.
I really also should get over my shame of sketching humans.
...I SHOULD DEFINITELY KEEP STUDYING HOW LEGS WORK. YES.
I guess it's a dog.
Your sketchwork is excellent, very fluid looking. You'll make a great transition into digital media.
After the overly long and complicated mission of cleaning the mirror I finally managed to draw a self... portrait. Mmmh, starting to get little bit of double chin there. For some reason my glasses are ridiculously hard to draw and don't make drawing my eyes easier either.
That portrait also fails to properly portray my chronic condition called 'eggus heddus' which means that my head is shaped like a goddamn egg.
I was supposed to study legs, curse you Art Discussion board!!
Mostly from Google.
Near the end of 2010 I decided to start re-drawing my old monster designs that I hadn't really drawn since 2007 or so, in a long time anyway. I did most of the not-ridiculously-stupid-monsters that I had proper old art available for comparison, but I left this one out. Mainly because it's another dog and I never really managed to make it work.
So this morning I started working on it in a whim and maybe I'll later fix the legs and finish it.
Here's the old one from 2007:
Nice rendering style. Definitely taking notes...
Amateur Artist. Professional Asshole.
Lookit the Pretty!
Rule #1 of depicting soldiers: KEEP THE DAMN FINGER OFF THE DAMN TRIGGER.
I am crazy about your sketches, they are so amazing. I love the fish!! I am all about it right now, Im going to go draw fish too. The shading is totalllyy kick ass too. Man. And nice tries with digital painting. I like the bird. OOh and the dog with all the eyes and on his leg!! I am going to have to come back to it because its one of the best thing I saw today.
Goddamn I hate these online pose croquis-what-the-hell-these-are-called sites.
Can't say I'm a fan of croquis either, seems like a waste of good study to do everything so fast.