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What was it again?(no)
Fuuuuck when did you get so good?
"Complacency is the womb of mediocrity. " -- Jason Manley
"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." -- Bruce Lee
Andrew Sonea: haha not even, maybe when I actually catch up to you you can say that.
rinnikirun: thanks! i think my design sense when it comes to vehicles is getting a bit better.
so i tried the "draw photo, try again from memory exercise". obviously i need to pay more attention during studies hahah.
one philosophical/moral/something observation I made during this though was that I was tempted to cheat and look at the original reference, but then I realized I'd only be "cheating myself". This of course is something that my math or japanese teacher for example would tell me all the time but I wouldn't care too much about it. I wasn't self motivated to study derivatives or conjugating verbs but hell yeah I didn't cheat myself in art. its 1AM right now so not sure how much of this makes sense.
anyways! 1.5 hours from photo, 1.5 hours from imagination. trying again tomorrow haha.
it seems like I go through an inevitable cycle where I do pretty good for 3-5 days and then fall apart and do nothing for 2-3 days. hopefully todays the end of the do nothing part!
I got impatient with this and decided to browse reddit instead, then the light changed. Was having lots of trouble getting colors accurate.
started over and tried again and was a little better? colors were still hard though.
character doodles. pretty derivative/generic but i didn't feel like thinking
damn nice studies i love the paintings on the beginning of the previous page and the bottom page. Great job man.
"Many of life's failures are the people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up."
Concept Art Sketchbook - http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=219673
Nice updates, your environments are really good, the last two are really good/cool looking though.
Not too sure if there is anything use full I can tell you, I'm not too experienced yet.
Last edited by Jonesoda; July 23rd, 2012 at 05:21 AM.
Jonesoda: thanks! all comments are appreciated!
something i've been noodling on for awhile. hopefully i'm slowly getting better at finishing things? my theory is that i'll eventually be patient enough to fully render/finish if I just keep doin' these illustrations.
also some steps in case anybody's interested!
Nice enviroments , they seem to improv your skill alot
S K E T C H B O O K : http://conceptart.org/forums/showthr...etchbook/page3
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dude, you become so good ! Actually, your main weakness isn't on values or colors, but on the drawing, you're not structuring enough things when you work from imagination, it's like more ( without any offense ) drawing without thinking, whereas i see you're thinking more when it comes to values and colors, but it looks obvious on post #393 that there is no real structure under the colors of the face from imagination ! anyway, keep it up dude, i'm looking forward to see more
kikindaface: yes!more drawing! wooooo
hey! back from vacation haha. I'll be sure to post some replies on sketchbooks later!
heres a few sketches from life done in airports planes buses etc
and from my backyard. Sigh wish I had an easel so i could go paint other places.
You're improving so quickly, skMOP! I think you could benefit from some color studies (maybe check out some books about color relationships and such). That would seriously push your work that extra step.
My suggestion (if you aren't working too large) is that instead if an easel you can use a drawing board. It's a lot more portable and you can just take a seat on the ground/bench/whatever and prop it up in front of you. Not as ideal as an easel but still does the same job
Nice sketchbook! I really like the studies you do of people from life. And those environments are gorgeous! That memory piece of the female face was actually pretty damn good for doing it from memory! Keep it up
Portfolio Help: http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=274228
Colorexcursion: hey thanks!
tempest-haze: hey tempest! I was just at your sketchbook a couple days ago and wondering where you went
Ah yeah I can see where you're coming from with the drawing board but its just so much to handle with like carrying paint/palette/brushes/turps/etc and stuff at the same time. I guess I'll be doin' small goauche stuff for a little longer.
some silly silhouttes
and then fleshing out a couple of them
some environment thumbs
aand an unrelated speedpaint. it looks a lot messier than I remember o_o.
Last edited by skMOP; August 15th, 2012 at 04:29 AM.
some heli studies
and then a couple helicopters from imagination
then constructing in 3d
figure drawings, about 25 each one. sorry for the bad lighting again! Not sure why it always turns out so dark
more environment thumbnails
thanks for looking!
I browsed through your whole sketchbook, and man, you've improved a lot. Keep up the good work! I really dig the environment thumbs.
tempest-haze: haha I've been really lazy with anatomy studies so I'll thank life drawing for that.
heres me trying out vine charcoal (still life)
some blahh sketches from imagination
I actually came up with a story for this one while I was painting it. Storytelling progress!
Forrest_I: Yeah vehicles were such a hard thing to get down for me, still got lots to learn though. and go for it! Really helps, in my opinion, to form a basic understanding of perspective.
Kungfoowiz: Haha maybe, I think it was just good to get away from the computer/Internet for awhile. I was really getting distracted easily before the vacation.
So much that I like about this sketchbook. Lots of hardwork, whatever you’re doing, keep doing it! You have great energy, attitude and talent! Your studies are really paying off and the quality over quantity is something I need to adhere too also. My only (attempting to be helpful) comment would be take care with the proportions of your life drawings, some of the heads are a little small. I love the figure studies in post 383, and, the environments in 312 & 321 are just stunning… Please do more of these!
Oh, I had to laugh at the speech bubble “I make lots of eye contact if you try to draw me”! Doesn’t just happen to me then *awkward moments*
Dayle: Haha I think it just seems I have energy because I use lots of exclamation points when I type to make boring stuff more exciting. thanks for the advice on life drawings! I get lost in them pretty easily and end up losing sight of the entire drawing.
character practice - need to do some lower body studies! and fold studies!
(side note: This guy originally started as a pirate zombie.)
Last edited by skMOP; September 22nd, 2012 at 02:14 PM.