Fayestardust's Sketchbook (updated in this decade, I swear)
I'm rather new to CA.org, but was told to go here by a member a long time ago. Finally decided to do it, as I'm now graduated from university and thought it was time for something new.
Small introduction is in order I think. I am first and foremost a digital artist. My favorite style is realism and I've learned to paint digitally mostly by recreating photographs as best I could. My first tablet I stole from my dad years and years ago, some tiny Wacom Classic that I still have laying around in a cupboard somewhere, and up to about last year, still used (it's about eight years old now, old lady).
I didn't start painting seriously until about three years ago, and since then have improved fast, according to some. I, however, think I lack a sense of originality, but I'm trying hard to improve by not only drawing photographs, but also just trying to paint and draw unreferenced.
My strongest subjects are portraits, because I do them so often, and even though I'd like to move on to getting the hang of full body anatomy and other stuff, I very often find myself in lack of time.
Currently, my tools of trade consist of a Wacom Graphire 4 and a Wacom Cintiq, along with a version of Photoshop.
Anyway... Recent drawings, lets have a look on my computer, shall we?
These are actually a little bit older but they looked like they could fit in here. The first being a coloured sketch dump, all referenced, and the second is a depiction of another character from my novel.
So, I decided I need to upgrade the stuff I do with pencil, most of which is horrible.
I actually went and pressed ctrl+Z when I wanted to erase a line... how sad...
Anyway, some inaccurate faces, anatomy practice and a girl I decided is named Dotty Polka. The dress she wears is actually the one I'm wearing right now.
Hope you enjoy.
Oh, I need tips... I can only use one hand, my right one, and I lean on it constantly, thus smudging my lines. I know if it's an hold-the-paper issue I could use artists tape to stick the paper to my desk, but I think it's basically just a leaning tendency. Does anyone know where you can buy those spiffy gloves for drawing? I think the real Wacom Pros use them for their Cintiq to stop it from getting greasy but I can't find them.
Last edited by Fayestardust; August 5th, 2009 at 01:50 PM.
Finally have some time to visit your sketchbook! Nice sketches and studies. And omg that recent speedpaint is really great! I admire everyone who's able to get something like that done in a relatively short time.
More really quick rubbish ones. But I'm starting to like it. I don't know if anyone actually looks at my sketchbook, but I find it amazing how motivating a journal-ish thing can be, because you get to look back and then smile broadly at your progress.
So, I'm liking this pencil thing. Is it new? Haha, just kidding. I find it easier to improve my pencil drawing skills than to really permanently improve my digital art, other than use of colour. Basically because there is no CTRL+Z on your pencil and it thus forces you to just keep trying instead of pressing the buttons. Pencil makes you fail, and then learn.
Ok, rant over.
Pencil portrait. I actually tried to shade this time. FAIL. Ok, on to the learning...
Please give me assignments, very straightforward ones, thank you!
I fully intend to become rich as fuck through art. How you ask? By being awesome.
Awesome artists get rich. You guys just don't love art enough to get rich. Maybe if you cared about money more you might have more motivation to get awesome.
Ok, guys, this is what I do when I'm bored. Drawing one eye is always easy, but drawing the other one to match? I'm lazy tonight.
Also, I want to turn my online novel Book of Dreams into a graphic and am looking for help/a partner in crime. I posted about this on the mentor board. Please check it out and tell me if you are interested.
A little concept art for a graphic novel that I'm starting with as many people involved as possible. Well, conceptart/character design.
Steampunk world, so hence the pocketwatch...
If you're interested in joining, hardly anything is set yet, not story wise or art wise. (so we need artists and writers) so there is loads of experimenting possible, think character design but loads of conceptart too.
It's called THE KEYMAKER, and one of the characters will be the keymaker but it's not this dude. (the keymaker is a girl.)
The keymaker can make any key to fit any lock in this world. There used to be a lot but now there's just one left and she's missing. What she's needed for we don't know yet but this dude will go find her.
We need talented people aboard.
If you're interested, please let me know (PM) and I'll send you a link to our forum, and then I'll approve you after you've joined.
So far there are five people interested in this. Yay.