Hello , My name is Cerasela.
i wanted to start a sketchbook and post the stuff i do here, when i have the time.
I welcome all critiques.
The saddle took me about 1.5 weeks, size A2, pencil 3b, F, H on paper
The folds still life took me about 3 weeks, size A1, pencil F-6b on paper
some random sketch from class
more to come
Last edited by Cerasela; January 9th, 2013 at 11:10 AM.
Wow, thats some impressive work!
The folds on the cloth are so well done.
Good to see you on again!
Like I said before, I like how you decided to portray the saddle in your latest project. A lot of work was put into this and they turned out really good. Your use of shadow, and darks still need some work but there was good improvement between the Folds and Saddle project.
The one thing that really interests me though is the sketch of the person from observation. Would be interesting to see more studies like that as well.
Keep up the good work, and keep posting!
Last edited by Costau D; June 14th, 2009 at 10:23 PM.
@Cole hey thank you too , you will never guess what a task i got now lol, thanks i learned smth on contrast again , and you are quite right with the shadow, i try to make the new task better.
Only a little update for now ,
i tried charcoal for the first time in class , the first piece was horrible but the second went a bit better , i think i will use charcoal also more often.
and yes i´m not good with anatomy , i need more studies ;P
a 5-10 min pose
Great start for your sketchbook.
Ill be staying tuned -Omerta
sketchbook updated October 6th
Fun working with charcoal! Good work, Especially for your first time. Looks like all the drawing from life is paying off, and You already show some good control. The only advice I have at the moment is to be careful with your hard edges and how you place them. Instead, try to vary the widths or be selective on where you want a hard line. The picture will tend to look flat if you don't. Even if you were going for a more graphical look, I believe it is still important to be selective in order to focus the viewers eyes on how you want them to see the subject. You show good potential, work work work! Actually, remember what I said about that
Let's see some more
Last edited by Costau D; June 21st, 2009 at 07:01 PM.
Hello , quick update of some sketches
@Omerta , thx will keep an eye on yours too
@Lyno Hi , thank you , yes will do , charcoal is really nice and fast to use
@ Cole thank you , will keep in mind !
@dierat thank you , i try ;O
a 3hr sai sketch no-ref, sketch-no ref
quick studies of flowers
Last edited by Cerasela; August 31st, 2009 at 07:23 AM.
Like I said before that digital portrait came out nice, especially with how you placed your highlights and the selectiveness of defining the hair (nice touch). Your personal style seems to start showing itself in your sketches, or at least what you like to concentrate on. Out of these recent sketches the woman you drew seems to stand out the most. You did something right, there. Keep up the good work.
Hey Cera. Long time no talk, huh?
Your schooling is paying off, glad to see it.
The biggest complaint I have here is that in a lot of your drawings you use values that are really close together on the value scale, and it's making it hard to read some things, especially with the saddle and some of the close-up shots.
Nice nice... I think those sketches have a nice "flow" in them. Although I must agree with Sepulverture. It was kinda hard to say these are flowers. But when I look at your first post again, it shows you're capable of placing good highlights/shadows ranges. So just keep an eye on it. And update more
hmm u have good jobs i think you use shine too good
Thanks Lyno and destinyapocalypse, i don´t have much time to post everything , i prepare to move to berlin and i also need to go to romania next week ,so just a small belated update , i do a lot of ink sketches lately , here is a pineapple A3 from yesterday, it took 5 hours ,
have a good week everybody
some lifedrawing sketches, from the past week
Last edited by Cerasela; August 23rd, 2009 at 04:15 PM.
Haha I like the drawing of the man sleeping, reminds me of the life sketches you'd see from an animator at Disney cause it shows good control, and has personality.
With some of your fast studies I'd say try loosening up a bit to get some major shapes laid out in longer strokes, which could help with showing/understanding weight and mass of your subject.
I don't think I need to tell you to keep working hard .
Last edited by Costau; August 25th, 2009 at 12:38 PM.
Wow... pencil drawing at A1 sized paper? I thought I had a lot of patience but I think you beat me at that one!
It's funny to see such difference between anatomy, still life. Good that you see it yourself too!
I like the folded piece at A1 the most, the light is beautifully captured .
Maybe more midtones?
Keep it up!
@ cole thank you , well i need to get kicked in the butt ,sometimes too ;P
@Marlisa , thank you very much ;O) , yes you are right with midtones , i realized that for myself earlier , its not only midtones its more that i have still a repeatable and static way to draw, i have to control more action and break play in tones and lines. ,i had also a long time fear to loose things up in drawing or better to just work with the eye and let the hand follow,i work on it!!!!! thx
i was in timisoara in august , i did some photos too , sadly they were mostly skewed , i didn´t take time enough to do it better , anyway if someone is
interested in it link
Last edited by Cerasela; August 28th, 2009 at 06:52 PM. Reason: he had a bald had lol
Loving your dedication to the finished pencil work, that saddle is amazing keep it up!
Sketch back if you'd like...
My Sketchbook:Struggling to become and Artist XD
Servus too! so... you liked timisoara? nice studies, that drawing on a1 is great, you have some rendering technique, i like glen vilppu rendering for humans, you must google him, for me his renderings was great! i like big size paper too, a1 i very impressive first time)
@ thank you gorec but nothing against you ;OP , have to learn a lot^^
@adammelo thank you ^^
@Ilex paul thanks , yeah i like timisoara (i was also born there ;P) , i will look up glen villpu ,thank you !!!
i´m sorry i have only experiments to offer ;O) , school life starts again at the end of september for me , anyway i decided to make a book full of selfpotraits , one every day ,
98 sites , in different traditional media ,here the first in pencil , also a ciao copic experiment , and some quick acrylics 10-15 min from life .
Awesome stuff. Love the pineapple, the folds, and the chickens. Keep it up.
Thank you Jeff
I was over the weekend in Berlin , it was impressive , i totally got lost ,actually.
I wanted to go to the kulturbrauerei , where the atelier and school moved but at the end i had to pay a taxi....
anyway a pair of self-potraits now, well not quite accurate but i had fun ;P will upload life-drawing stuff and the other selfpotrait at the weekend ....
Last edited by Cerasela; August 6th, 2011 at 07:49 PM.
The SP's every day are a great idea, I wanted to do that too but I guess I forgot...
The doll thing looks great, a lot of midtones, interesting to look at
What school are you attending?
Good idea with the self portraits, the last two are an interesting change compared to the others. Would be nice to see you keep it up with the variety in each one. Take your time with each one, can't wait to see how far you got when you end up with 100!
Great work so far, your pencil sketches are great. Keep up the good work.
Yup, the pineapple is really good. When you draw people your lines are not so good as your volumes/shapes. Keep practicing, I have that problem too, much worse than you I think, I've pretty much given up on lines by now
Wow, the fold study is a great piece of work - that takes real dedication! Looks fantastic.