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Hey buddy, third page has been opened!
Congrats on that one, you revealed another secret tome
and you are leveling up. Isn't that just great?
Ramalooke said it right, flipping your drawings and paintings
from time to time, horizontally and vertically, helps you to
recognize if some of your shapes are wrong.
Its been a month since i joined CA and what a wonderful experience it has been so far. Im loving every moment of it and guess i have done something worthwhile throughout this month. I really would like to thank each and everyone who helped me to improve, especially 'Snake' , 'ThomasM' , 'StarEater' and 'Kiwigarbage'. I hope ill get some way to repay your kindness in the future.
Well, i better reply who commented since theres a lot...
#55 - Snake
Hey thanks a lot man. concept design is something i really would love to do. Well weapon design isnt based on 'POP-Warrior Within' . Its inspired by all the D&D games ive played i guess, Nevertheless its something new and still i have to rework it later.
#56 - ThomasM
Thanks a lot man. You have helped me a lot and i really do appreciate it.
# 57 - shiNIN
Thanks for visiting my sb mate.I agree with you about the errors i made. However skulls aren't referenced. They are done using mathematical formulas, thanks to Mr. Riven Phoenix.
# 58 - Kiwigarbage
Your critiques are so helpful mate. Actually i got lost in the perspective drawing since im so inexperienced when it comes to perspective drawings. Anyways ill be fixing that since i got some books. Ill be reworking the weapon (esp Guard/Handle) to its true potential when i learn more about painting/lighting. It will not be abandoned. Thanks a lot for everything.
# 59 - Tacomeat
Thanks mate. I wanted to visit your SB but seems to me, you dont have one yet. If you do have one please let me know.
# 60 - equilerex
Thanks a lot for the visual feedback mate. And yes you are completely correct about the Guard and the handle. However blade curvature will not effect the efficiency of the weapon in this case since the attack style of the weapon is different than a normal sword.
# 61 - Ramalooke
Thanks a lot for the tip mate. Actually i didnt know that. Ill use that technique in my future work.
# 62 - Snake
Yeah! 3rd page and level 3 and not even a month since i started this SB (SB started on 18th November, I joined up on 15th though) Hopefully will work much more harder than i did in this month. Im so grateful for your help mate. Ill try to repay it someday, when i get better.
Well there it is, Now to latest updates....
Made a milestone picture for the month since i joined,
so that 'Nothing's ever forgotten'
Well i have done studying the simplified human skeleton. These pieces are drawn using my imagination. I left the construction lines so that itll be easy to understand. Hopefully will study more about the skeleton so that i can render it realistically, if needed. I Will be moving into muscle structure study soon.
Hope you enjoy. Thanks for reading this looooong post.
Hi . You messed up proportions in your first skeleton. The head is to small or the shoulder and clavicles area is way too wide. If you look at it you can put three heads side by side in the chest area when normally you can hold only two of them. Anyways, nice update, keep it up.
Thank you Devastacio ,
well i didnt reply to yours neither (ive been busy with studies and school too )
but i appreciate it man, if you check my sketchbook out i will check yours out too
and of course keep studying cause your doing the right thing by being productive and creative. You will improve ofcourse ( you already are
Well keep doing what youre doing and keep proportions in mind ( head of skeleton ) and Good luck
Ill see you next time
Everyone else said a lot already. Just saying that will be waiting for more
I'm still in poses now, will do skeletons later on..
It is only a month since you have registered?!?!?
I cannot believe it, you are improving extremely fast.
You better pace yourself, for not getting bored too early
or something, but seriously, a lot of times when I overforce
myself in drawing, I get a blockage, and after I have no motivation
to draw for days. Hope that will not happen to you. Just take it easy.
I would like to mention, how I like the way you are posting your work,
you have a great sense for design and everything in your book is looking
real nice and esthetically arranged.
No problem buddy, I am always here to support you,
you just take care and keep posting.
@ Ramalooke - actually the right side of the ribcage is bit wider than its suppose to be. Felt odd when i finished drawing it but didn't bother much since i was so sleepy. Anyways thanks a lot for pointing it out. I appreciate it.
@ tomskie - Good to see you here mate and thanks. Will keep the proportions in mind when my mind isnt screaming for sleep
@ ~FPudiU~ - Thanks mate and more coming.. anyways shouldn't you finish the skeleton first before doing poses? hmmmm nvm.
@ Snake - Thanks a lot mate and i really appreciate your encouragement. Dont ever worry about me getting bored because it simply wont happen. I really wanted to do this, and wont stop till i get where i want to go.
Good to hear you like the way i present my pictures. I do it so that one day when i look back, i will remember how i started.
Well there's a small update....
This is from the recap session i have done today. Just wanted to soak up everything i have learned so far, regarding human anatomy. Didnt use any references. Hope someone here will find it useful too.
yes anatomy the best one
keep it up
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Eeeeexcelent thing, that you are putting your
anatomy study sessions on a big poster, and making
those titles under, this will only help you to get things
carved even stronger into your mind. Very intelligent
Good to hear that you will stay, so we could work
together. Remember, I can always achieve more,
if I know that there is someone else by my side
fighting the same
battle as I do.
Everything is looking gruesome.
Keep it up like this.
Looking good Devastacio. Keep up the studies, I can definitely see an improvement.
Be careful with proportions. The humerus is longer than the ulna and the radius and it's the same with the femur and tibia and fibula as well.
the skulls, my favourites, looks good - the profile is heavily stylized though.
(I need to draw some good looking anatomy studies tomorrow...)
Wow, way to put in so much effort into making your sketches so well presented! Very effective
But judging from that ribcage/pelvis, I can tell you're not actually looking at an actual skeleton! Who's ribcage is made of perfect concentric lines? Silly. Seek out a medical illustration book. Often in addition to being great references, they're often great drawings too and will help you to develop a nice line instinct.
devastacioYou are so welcome. I so appreciate your contribution in my sketchbook as well! This is what it's all about, you know, we're all in this together!Your critiques are so helpful mate. Actually i got lost in the perspective drawing since im so inexperienced when it comes to perspective drawings. Anyways ill be fixing that since i got some books. Ill be reworking the weapon (esp Guard/Handle) to its true potential when i learn more about painting/lighting. It will not be abandoned. Thanks a lot for everything.
Hey you! You have a very cool style to your stuff! Like the post 12, 15 and 50 very much!
Keep on the good work
great stuff there in those last updates. Keep on throwing up these updates and you will achieve whatever your artistic goals are I'm sure. I'm impressed with your knowledge of the skeleton without reference. One thing I'd say (I always try and help a little if I can) is to be careful not to make the shoulders too wide. They are just on the limit between someone with very broad shoulders and being a bit too wide.
Thats just a small thing though. Keep up the hard work!
Lets go through the comments first.....
@ qlotzan - Thanks mate. Still have to train more
@ Snake - Hey thanks my friend and glad you like it. You can definitely count me in. Im sure we both know we are not here just to learn arts, but to strengthen the community here as well. Since i joined i have found lots of good hearted people here and im really glad. I guess we have to contribute to the community here as we move on.
@ jNeumann - Thanks for visiting my sb mate. I will check out your sb whenever possible.
@ equilerex - hehe... Glad you like it mate. and thanks a lot for visiting my sb.
@ shiNIN - Hello again, and thanks. You are correct about the proportion errors i made. well i was trying to freehand them without thinking much about formulas o the chance of me making an error is high. but will train more on this for sure. thanks for pointing it out. I appreciate it. Ill visit your sb to see your latest updates.
@ kiwigarbage - LOL you are 100% correct about it. But this skeleton model is a simplified version of an actual skeletal system. Those are drawn from imagination + with the aid of formulas. Point of the recap was to memorize those formulas and try it out freehand, so i can draw naturally without worrying too much about math. But i will definitely refer some book so ill be able to render realistically. Thanks a lot my friend.
@ Rebecka - Hey, thanks a lot for visiting my sb and good to hear you like it. Ill visit your sb as soon as possible.
@ ThomasM - Hello there. Good to hear your opinion mate. Im learning about the skeletal system via Riven Phoenix's DVDs. I will fix those errors you mentioned, in my future work. I think i may have to go through the ribcage and scapula area again and recheck those formulas. Maybe im making an error without me noticing it.
Thanks again for all your opinions and time my friends.
Now to a small update. started learning about perspective drawings. So, to get a head start i just did these simple sketches from my imagination. Mostly 1-point perspective drawings.
Hope you enjoy.
(Sorry i have misspelt 'Perspective' in the image title. Didnt see it at all..dammmit grrr )
I have to repeat myself, but you are improving
with drastic speed, and you keep surprising me from post
to post. These perspective studies are from imagination?
Wow, you have some great art background from earlier,
and of course have to say again, great design sense.
Contribute and support the community, you said that right.
I will update in an hour or two, I am just baking my update
images and my replies. Catch you later.
@ Snake- Hello my friend. Its good to hear your opinion as always.Well, about the earlier images, i just started to draw and then filled it up with what came to my mind at that time. Nothing much Well i never did arts before but always appreciated it.
Well another little update....
Im slowly learning the principles of proper perspective use. This one done from my imagination using a 2-point perspective (named the drawing as 'Focal Point'). Honestly,I had no idea where it was leading when i started it but turned out to be a decent one . I just tried to freehand it so there could be errors. If you come cross such error please feel free to point it out.
Hi, it seems I missed an update... I like the left ones in #77 much It has some carefree spontaneous power or something. Dunno but I like them *shrugs*. They could be better with more skill but they're still very interesting What did you think about when you drew them I wonder...
Surprisingly good as always.
This is not just a decent one, this is more than outstanding.
I am not so good at perspective, I am learning it myself currently,
so I cannot criticize anything, I just have to say that it looks amazing,
good concept and considering that it is coming from your imaginations,
it is hyper great.
@Ramalooke - Hey , thanks mate. glad that you like it.
@shiNIN - hey thanks mate. Well I didnt think much about how its going to look. Just drew some 1-point perspective guides and stated to draw few vertical/horizontal lines and everything went like clockwork. Im finding hard to explain it but i think what i did was to let my imagination guide me.
@Bethany - Hello there. Thanks for visiting my sb. Yeah the angle is kinda little off. I should have nudged it little to the right. Glad that you like it.
@Snake - hello there my friend. Glad that you like it and thanks a lot for your encouragement. even i didn't understand the principles of the perspective but slowly im catching up. I suggest you practice more and more. start off with 1- point perspective drawings. If you still find it difficult let me know. Ill try to make some images to explain the basics i know already.
Well Getting into the muscular system now. In this case, facial muscles. I have shared two pieces of my study here. Hope it clear enough to read. I tried to include details as much as possible. Will do a proper study plate in Photoshop later.
Thanks, hope you learn something useful from this.
yeah i know i need to use the scanner but im really lazyXD anyways the city is cool
altough really sketchy its a bit vague
but kee[ studying
ill see you around man
@ tomskie - You lazy bum! anyways glad that you like the city concept.
@ Ramalooke - Will do! Thanks mate.
Now to, updates.....
Well im still working on the 2-point perspective drawings. This is another piece i did today from my imagination. Took some considerable time though. I used two different VPs just to see how it works. Hope you enjoy. if you spot any mistakes please feel free to point em out. Thanks.
You are rocking the boat real hard and working as a machine.
You have managed to go further with your studies than me, I see that you are
doing the face muscles already, I am still at the feet.
And you are doing perspective studies at the same time, I will surely need
help with that one, when I start studying, but not yet. Sorry for me laying
back a bit behind, I am just finding lame excuses not to update.
On this last one, can you tell me how much it took to finish?
Cause those tiny houses and details must required a tremendous amount of time.
Keep posting, will talk tomorrow most probably.
V.P vanishing point the best way to draw landscape or places or even animated things like human and animals . the last post looks mad but keep do practicing about the way of arrange the buildings. do more cube study and v.p that chould help you to improve your art work.
keep it up
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FACEBOOK rafid falah
@ Ramalooke - well actually they are in different angles because i used 2 sets of VPs. it maybe bit confusing with the seascape since it wasn't in the initial concept. i was running out of time so filled whatever left with sea. Also the top platform suppose to be filled with building which i didn't do due to the same reason.
@ Snake - You can catch up pretty fast since only few lessons left. (clavicle,arms,hand). Dedicate few hours for that and you are through. You should update soon my friend. It doesnt matter if they are not perfect because we are all learning here. About the city concept, it took me 5-6 hours for that and i couldnt finish it. Initial plan was to fill the entire image with a cityscape as well as the top platform. Didnt want to ruin the studies so just stopped there. I hope youll post something today.
@ qlotzan - will do mate. Thanks for visiting.
Moving on to the updates....
Heres a small update;recap of Facial muscles. Did a rough paint job in PS.
Hope youll find it useful.