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Ivan Turcin - Thanks dude really appreciate the encouragement. I haven't done much more work in 3DS max becuase its very time consuming and I'm very busy at the moment! I will do more though this summer when I get around to it!
Quite a big post for me now - Haven't posted in a few days (but still I have been drawing of course)...
Been away at Beach Break Live - had a great week but regretted not taking a sketchbook (Huge mistake)! Managed to leave it in the car. Anyway here are some that I did the night before I left. I'm working on a portrait today and cant be bothered to upload that until tomorrow. Good to be back.
Goatman and a weird asterix thing.
Hey dude, stuff is looking pretty good. Your getting some good clean lines and shapes in, but maybe start focusing on doing some more rendering in your sketches. Look at some techniques you like and study pictures with good light sources. Itll enhance your understanding of form even more. You gotta do a mix of line drawing with tone as much as possible to learn to the max!
How was beach break btw?
It was supposed to be down here in Cornwall last year but they moved it.
Hello Thomas! First of all thank you for dropping by my sketch book and for your encouraging words!
I see you doing a great job with that graphite pencil of yours, good lines, good anatomy, witch keeps getting better and better.
I see you experimented a bit with 3d max too, and a bit of envo, but i gotta say, i like your portraits more, from witch, i hope to see more
PhatANDY - Hey thanks for the crit man, I am just ifnishing reading "The science of Drawing" by Harold Speed and basically he says exactly as you did, that everyone should practice tone as much, if not to an equal amount, as line drawing. I have been thinking about how much I have been neglecting this recently so your post is very helpful! Beach Break was awesome thanks, had a great time and generally was very hungover and tired afterwards. Oh and I got back and I had graduated with a 2:1 on the same day so I had a great week!
Black Spot - Thanks for the encouragement, always appreciated!
Black Delphin - after I read your post I tried to do another portrait and combine it with some tone studying!
So with the demand for more rendering and tone as well as portraits here are some of the things I've done in the last few days!
A sketch of a child (relative of mine), a portrait study of the emperor from the film Gladiator, and a couple of landscapes with no reference that I did today and yesterday!
hi....thanks for stopping on me , by the way i m doing drawing since 15 years,u r doing well... keep it up man...!
Hahahaha... I really laughed when I saw your "weird asterix" drawing! It's funny
The Gladiator's emperor portrait is great too. But somehow I keep wondering why some of your drawings are cropped... O,o
BlackDelphin - Thanks for the compliment and support!
Bharat - nice - just wondered how long it took to get to that level!
Bluezace - Lol glad you found it funny, it was just a weird drawing I did when I was watching one of the films! Why some of them are cropped? Because of the size of the page. I want to concentrate my efforts on the face and if I didn't crop it then I would have to make the face smaller...
Here are a couple more from today - Landscape stuff and more from Jack Hamm. I am fast becoming a huge fan of his because his landscape stuff has almost no line work, just values!
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Those landscape and composition studies look great. Would be good to see the same depth of analisys when it comes to figure studies. Your previous skeches suggest that you're yet to discover all the basic three dimensional shapes (and their intersections) that build up the human figure - that makes your figure and portrait renderings kinda flat.
But again those composition and tree studies look really promising. Don't stop doing them!
"Try again, fail again,fail better!"Samuel BeckettSketchbook
Those trees are coming along a treat. The last few are miles better than the first couple on this page.
Xbert - Haha glad you liked them, they have been obscenely useful to me! Before reading this book I had no idea about composition or landscape drawing. I still don't really, but at least I know one or two tricks!
BlackDelphin - Thanks for the compliment, I have tried to apply them in a piece today I called "The Road to Asgard" (the one with a tree in) where I include a tree and some evidence of depth (I hope).
RandalThor - Yeah this is all taken from the Jack Hamm book called "Drawing Scenery: Landscapes and Seascapes". Its a really brilliant book I have to say one of the most useful I've read so far!
Novbert - Thanks for stopping by and commenting, and yeah I'll certainly keep them up! Glad you like the landscapes and yeah my figures leave more to be desired, but then its the ultimate goal of any artist so I'm not too disheartened!
Black Spot - 4k comments? You must have spent literally weeks and months on here commenting on other people's sketchbooks! Glad you did though so I'm not complaining!
Today I did "The road to Asgard" as mentioned above (bit of a pompous title for just a sketch but whatever!) which was supposed to be a no ref landscape! ( very proud of that to be honest) and started an acrylic of a hammer which is a WIP due to it being too dark now! Also I have included a photo of all the pencil shavings I have collected in the past couple of months! It doesnt look like much but believe me there are about 5/6 whole pencils and many more parts of others in there.... I plan on collecting them throughout whatever sort of "art career" I can throw together over the coming years!
Here goes nothing..
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Abrodos - Thanks man, and yeah I'm trying to do some landscape stuff at the moment, its fun and to be honest I don't find much landscape pencil stuff on here, which is a shame! Are you from barcelona btw? I lived in Gracia for a month or two last summer and had a great time! I can speak a little spanish but no catalan
BlackDelphin - I have worked a little more on the hammer today, trying to get it a little better (hopefully it shows). Its still a WIP but in a few days I should be done! And the environment was from imagination... does that still count as a study? Im not sure lol!
Braintree - cheers I was looking at it today and I tried to rectify the handle and the hammer head, straightening them up more.. Unforunately just as I uploaded this picture I realised there is another that makes it look wrong. Will correct that more tomorrow! So far am fairly pleased with this, being my first still life...
I've been working today on that painting more and done a few studies of rocks and trees! I have finished uni now and considering what to do in terms of my ultimate goal of becoming a concept artist. I am going to work for a year to gather enough money to afford more studying. What would anyone recommend in terms of the best way to head towards concept art. At the moment I'm considering doing a foundation year/Diploma in Illustration at perhaps falmouth, bournemouth or Brighton...
Any tips would be greatly appreciated!
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Rock n trees look good. I really like that little three thumbnail you did in the left corner.
I think they still count, yes. You are applying what you have learned, and combining it with your imagination..basically you're still learning, but you're testing yourself too..i'm not sure now lol
Hammer looks good!
But that middle section still seems a bit thin and wonky to me. Perhaps it's the thin shadow around that area.
Looking forward to seeing it finished.
BlackDelphin - Yeah tell me about it, that middle bit is really strange. To be honest though I have been attempting to correct it but if I make it any more broad it won't look like the original hammer anymore! The hammer itself has a really thin section which is odd..
I have been working on it for an hour and a bit this morning, and hopefully the main section and handle look a little better now. Could you please draw me a little paintover showing how it is wonky? I'm struggling to realise why
Here is what I've been working on today! Now that I have loads of time between Uni and Working life (next week) I am really trying to concentrate on painting and other traditional media that take a little more time than sketching!
Anyway I'm gonna try and get at least a few done this week, and here is the second one so far...
Its a copy (very close to at least, not exactly the same) of a Paint that I saw in "Trevroooooar"'s SB which pretty much blew my mind. I think I have learnt a lot about painting today doing this, and its still a WIP... Anyway more tomorrow!
The first is earlier today and the second is this evening's..
Pretty much finished. Have spent another couple of hours on this today. Took me four hours (I estimate) and looks like it was painted by someone half decent in about 10 mins :p - still.. Im fairly happy with my first acrylic landscape.
I like the Sergeant picture. The rest of the studies are coming on.
BlackSpot - Thanks, there is something odd about it that freaks me out a bit though!
Here's a concept car sketch inspired by scott robertson who was linked in PHATandy's Sketchbook. That guy is good! (understatement of the century)
Anyway.. just a little something
Oh man don't be too hard on yourself for the neat fantasy landscape image there! Such a good effort and its neat to look at, so you should be proud as well.
I have a weakness for trees and rocks sometimes too, so those are awesome. Its great that you are thinking about, and taking notes, for basic planes and shape and spacial design. Sooo key to practice before you get ahead of yourself (like I like to do )
And might i add on the hammer that technically looking at it, it's good, so the only thing that could have been wrong with it, it's the shadow, but then again nature has its odd things so you can call it a successful study and move on to the next one
[QUOTE=Sean McClain;2731151]lol i was just going to reply to that and was looking to see if anyone else did lol. But to add to this i would just say make sure you always use 100% hard brushes, soft brushes are the devil!!! they make everything all airbrushy and blurry, if you don't know how to use them that is. Instead just block in your big shapes and then get a lower opacity and paint in between for a softer edge.Not very happy with it to be honest... any tips on how to achieve that rough look? I'm using GIMP at the moment to do these but wanting to branch into proper painting as soon as possible!
I Cant Believe nobody responded to this?!?... well if your using gimp stay zoomed out
and use big brushes, try to find some good Brushy brush downloads if you can,
one thing one of Sargent's apprentices said is that watching one of his pieces start to finish was like watching a blurry image slowly come into focus, but if I am in oils is I
will squint my eyes when I look at the subject, if your looking at an image on the screen
well then what I do is just shrink it down small and keep my image big and and zoom in the original more and more as I come along while keeping mine zoomed out. use big brushes...as big as you can possibly go even if its the pupil of the eye.
there is a pdf download of Sargent notes on Craig Mullins site in the Miscellaneous/how I work section here is the link www.goodbrush.com ...oh and do get some oils and do some studies because its sooooooo fuuunn
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