I did 31 sketches tonight off of the 30sec posemaniacs. I'd never done it before and I'm sold. The coolest thing was after I was done and looking back over the sketches and realizing that my approach from start to finish had totally changed. I know I need a lot of work on fast gesture drawing, but its also kinda nice knowing I've identified an area that I need a lot of work in.
If anybody is willing to offer any analysis on what I posted below that would be awesome. I'm going to try and do 20+ minutes of these a day for a while and see what happens. I just thought it was really cool from an observational standpoint seeing how the first ones were so different from the later attempts. cool stuff.
Last edited by Maunty; October 13th, 2010 at 04:27 PM.
What contest was that pirate for? Looks awesome
PendoX: Glad you like it It was for a contest over at the game-art group on deviantart (http://game-art.deviantart.com/) I won the past two comps they held and I'm donating the prize points I won as part of the prize for whoever wins the next one... so people should enter!
I did a bunch more (73) 30 second posemaniacs today. I really like doing these and hopefully I'll get better at it. Not sure if it took longer to do the sketches or scan them... I think ill do the next set on the ol' wacom.
Last edited by Maunty; October 13th, 2010 at 04:30 PM.
I would enter if I was as skilled as you.. Since I started do some 3d I feel like my Intuos4 is going to waste
Pendox: You're plenty skilled to enter and besides, I've found that doing things specifically for contests is a great way to improve cause it teaches you to be creative within the predetermined focus of the theme.
I've never tried 3d, personally. I've always wanted to though. Is it just easier to use a mouse than a wacom for 3d programs? Intuos4... I'm jealous
Heres an update from today. 5-6 hours, ps:cs3, wacom3.
I gotta tell you, 3d is reeeeeeally fun Though it's kinda hard at times and nonetheless is it frustrating.
But about the contest thingy, it feels like you kinda have to be on a certain level of drawing to enter That's why I never enter any contests whatsoever.
But you may be right, when I think about it, it may be a pretty great way to iprove I promise, next time I find a contest I can enter, I will
Btw, great work on the latest update
@pendox: good luck with the 3d, I'll get around to trying it out someday Good luck on contests too and thanks for stopping by its always appreciated!
Heres a few posemaniacs from this evening. Not sure if I'm improving much yet, but its getting easier to pick out iconic parts of a figure than it used to be... just gotta translate that onto paper now
Hey, just posting some studies from today/yesterday evening. Theres some bridgman arms, some posemaniacs anatomy stuff and a couple loomis frames.
The torsos came out kinda loppy and scribbled since I was paying more attention to memorizing the muscles. Oh well, I'll do cleaner ones later.
*** After posting I kept looking through other peoples sketchbooks and I got inspired to do a bunch more Loomis studies... so thats what im doing now. I like rediscovering tips that I once knew and took into account and for whatever reason they slipped out of my mind. Specifically when Loomis talks about grounding the weight of a figure on a single point to establish balance. I think I need to keep that in mind more often than I do. I think fundamentals like that slip my mind because a lot of times when I set out to draw I say "ok, im going to focus on improving X" and while focusing on improving X I forget about other things I've learned along the way. Someday I hope to have all these things firmly cemented in my brain and all working at once in unison Til then....
Last edited by Maunty; June 29th, 2010 at 04:41 AM.
I tried a study this morning of a photo of a cast. I like parts of it and dont like others, but had fun working on it. I'll probably keep updating this post throughout the day with new studies as I finish them. I think I'm going to move on to some Loomis for a while. Thanks for checking it out - any comments/criticism are welcome.
Hey, heres some quick 45sec posemaniacs from tonight and a loomis leg study from earlier today. Quick update for now. I was working on some other stuff, but i after a while it just got stagnant and i didnt fee like finishing it. That rarely happens... so, hmmm maybe I'll come back to it eventually. More studies in the meantime
i like that rhino, its looking good, keep pushing!
Check out my sketchbook!! http://conceptart.org/forums/showthr...=703571&page=4
There is some good improvement, try to look out for too much pure black and white in your finished pieces. It is hard to read some of the shapes in space if you don't light them correctly. Try to apply what you do while studying photography or referencing pictures to you fantasy character art.
Nice sketchbook. Your designs are really creative and awesome! Great job! The panda samarui is pretty cool. Good luck on your venture. CA really is a great place to improve. I've only been posting for a week or so and I feel like I've learned so much already.
Hey, wow July flew by. I went on a few backpacking trips, a week long family reunion and lots of other stuff. I was able to do some sketching, but I couldnt really devote much time to any one project. Now I have to make up for lost time... Heres some sketches from the past few days. I'm trying to work on the whole torso/hips/legs thing... lots of interesting curves.
Sans: Thanks, I was working really hard and then had a really busy month with a lot of time spent away from home so i feel like i got behind. The past few days I've been putting some solid hours in though
Onisan: Thanks for looking and I'm glad you see improvement. Sometimes I see improvement too, but other times I feel stuck. I know what you're saying about the pure white/black. I think I use it as a crutch sometimes I'll try and break away from that.
CGaddict: Thanks, I've been trying to improve my character construction a lot the past few months. The more I study the more I find out that I dont know haha.
loper42: Thanks for looking through it. Its always appreciated. The panda was fun to do.. crazy to think its almost a year old already. Time flies! I hope you stick with CA and use all the resources. Its a great place and I like to think its helped me a lot. Good luck and have fun.
Your stuff is looking great! I'm lovin' all the studies you're doing. Try to use one line for one edge on your gestures though. Don't "pet" them as loomis says. (i think he said that) anyway keep it up!
I don't enter DA's contest. I have the kind of luck that would help a person not going by the rules win first place.
I draw with a mouse, and I created things in 3d, but there are two ways of creating an image, and that is to draw it, or create it in 3d. Drawing it is better, and faster, but once you get started with 3D you might do that just to give it a chance, and that can change things a lot. You can get out of practice drawing, and you always try to make better 3d images to equal your drawings or better. You can mix the two, but with drawing you don't have any limits to what you imagine, while 3D has limits to camera angles and what you really want. So you can stay with drawing what you want, there is a lot more you can do, unless you want to get into animation drawing a lot of images is a lot harder than with 3d. Maybe one day you might want to try it.
I think your art is fine. Keep up the good work or play which every it may be.
Thanks for stopping by and checking out my sketchbook. I was out of town all last week and hurt my wrist boxing so drawing has been hard, but I did a couple pages of quick sketches from reference. The reference were random poses from my DA favorites gallery. The last one is an edit/closeup collage of the last finished drawing that I posted a couple weeks ago.
Thanks again for stopping by