Last edited by teapo; 2 Weeks Ago at 01:58 AM.
some group character sketches i did that i call 'Lex Aeterna' just cuz it sounds cool. they are positioned in that "cliche" style found in those anime/manga stuff.
Wow! you've got a great start here, for sure! I feel awkward trying to critique someone who is further along skill-wise than I am, though. You have already determined you need to work on your anatomy and have begun doing so. Not much else that I can point out.
Keep working on your proportions. It's good that you're starting to work on your anatomy, keep up with that.
I'll be watchin'.
thx buddy! i'm glad that you came across my sketchbook. yes i'm trying very hard to improve lately and i've been drawing since i was a kid, however i think up til now i wasn't focusing on the right things. but i appreciate your feedback. thx again
so the first drawing is just something i sketched up after i was watching dave rapoza's livestream last week. here's the link to his sketchbook: http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=67096
the rest are just some anatomy studies i tried conjuring up from my head.
i believe one of the anatomical studies i referred to Chordate's sketchbook:
so this is just a WIP portrait of big boss from his upcoming peace walker appearance. i take forever to render things in photoshop, but the more practice, the better. i'm referring to a picture for the portrait.
also a few anatomy practices i did this morning. i have a problem with drawing things straight, they always come out tilted! any tips on that? hahaha, not that it's a big problem, but it annoys me that i can't draw things aligned most of the time.
so here's a .gif process of big boss i did in photoshop, as well as the final turnout. i didn't bother going into further rendering since it was just meant for practicing in photoshop. please be patient for the .gif to load, i think it's .2 sec intervals between each jump .
also, a group picture sketch of made up characters the guy on the top with the crossbow and the chops, is actually a character from my first post, can u find him?
Last edited by teapo; December 18th, 2009 at 03:59 AM.
Keep doing what you're doing, you'll get there.
As for tilts, try using a mirror while you draw. Kind of like how when you use photoshop, you tend to flip the image horizontally from time to time to make sure you're drawing things in proportion.
Nice start. I like the rendering in your first piece.
Something that bugs me a little is the quality of your pencil line. Are you drawing with the side of your pencil? Because I used to do that, and the line quality always bugged me. Either that or you draw with very soft lead.
Anywho... that may not help you much... but I think your recognition that you need some more anatomy skills is good. Also, watch proportions... some of those Loomis studies showed elongated torsos and small heads.
Good start, though. I think you'll do well.
@p_sage: thx for the feedback psage! umm.. I'm not sure by 'side' of the pencil?? I have this habit though of flattening the tip of my pencil at an angle then I draw with that hehe..
and yeah I notice I tend to elongate my torsos without even realizing. I really need to improve in anatomy overall. It's like one of those things where I'll get it spot-on once in a blue moon haha. I want to be more consistent though in my anatomy, thus I must go study more!!
thanks again p_sage
alright just updating real quick before i go to work. this is just the .gif process and final product of a 'quick' photostudy i did as well with some random sketch of a warrior (?)
for the photostudy, i didn't bother rendering all the way, that would take me forever, plus it was just a study so i'm not too worried about it being 'perfect'. there were many changes in the positioning of the eyes and mouth, gaaahhh! it was a pain anyways, enjoy.
Keep working at it.
When you're doing studies, block in the planes of the head. You can block in the shadows and highlights as solid and then go onto smoothing it out once everything is in place. Also, remember that highlights are sharper and shadows are softer.
@Enydimon: thanks alot buddy! yeah i normally don't block in the planes on the face when i work on photoshop, i'm still fairly new at it, but that is probably key to the whole portraiture thing. alright will do!!
zomg... so I did a few anatomy practices today while I was sitting in art history class learning about roman art and almost dozed off until I pulled out the sketchbook rofl. anyways, I decided I'm going to start tearing out these sketches out of my sketch book and scan, that way it's easier, i'll just keep them in a binder instead after i rip them out, but here they are.
last study for today. uggghhh~ still drawing tilted lol, *free transforms in photoshop*
on a more serious note... i think i'm getting the hang of proportions, not spot-on but slightly improving. just curious, but if anyone studied/is studying Drawing For All Its Worth, how do u approach it? do you actually read the text and copy the drawings? or just copy the drawings? I find myself reading portions of it, observing the illustrations and drawing what i remember from the page without looking. also thinking about the anatomy of course! though i have tendencies to keep glancing at the pages while drawing... ;P
digging through some old sketches and found 2 super-hero like characters lol. perhaps much influence on known super-heroes for the guy w/ the pointy ears .
also, some random practice in photoshop today... i will attempt to color it
Read and copy. It can be a pain if you don't like the writing style, but at least try to understand why you're drawing what you are and why it works. Sometimes when you read it when you're copying out the book, some things click better. Remember, you got to do more than just drawing what you see, you gotta understand it.
@Enydimon: thanks a lot buddy, yeah i just end up reading the material, not the misc. tid bits but the important things, thanks
@jackpot_anjr90: yeah definitely need work on lineart as well as values, overall studies GGGGAAAHHHHHHHHHHH~ thanks buddy!
Last edited by teapo; November 12th, 2009 at 04:04 PM.
wow... for some reason I really couldn't focus on this, I mean I understood the anatomy and way of understanding the head, but when it came to drawing the thumbs. it was difficult for some reason.
I seriously can't draw small thumbs of heads. Next study on heads, will be the same but on a bigger scale... right now these heads feel "squished" haha xD ...
They're not too bad. And yes, draw bigger.
@Enydimon: thanks eny! yeah when i draw small, its like bleecchh...
more loomis head studies on the tablet xD..
1st image: crimson daggers session; wonky warm-up with tablet
2nd image: more heads
3rd image: new brush, more heads :3
wow this is one of the slowest loading sketchbooks ive ever visited lol.. Yo teapo i think the head on alot of ur figures looks small in comparison to the body, i think theyre fine height-wise but with big shoulders it makes their heads look smaller
Doin' great teapo! This sketchbook is fun.
Let's slice some losers! hahaha
Keep at it.
@Jesus Food: haha thank you very much mr. Jesus Food. yeah I notice I don't really match the proportion of the head with the rest of the body, which throws off some viewers. anyways, my page loads pretty quick for me, but I think the slowness is due to the .gif images.
@blexano: yeah keeping a sketchbook here on CA really helps for feed back and stuff. beat em' up crimson daggers style !! i'll be watching your sketchbook buddy!
okay so here is another study of loomis heads for establishing the 'middle' line. I think it's quite obvious I need more work on it, but then again I also need practice on my tablet more, especially approaching these technical studies.
more anatomy studies from my head. trying to come up with my own poses, but they all seem to turn out similar to each other.. 3': i guess i should really try making them in sitting positions and other shiii~
1st image: LOL DISCO????
2nd image: wtf @ hand gestures