There's an Evangelion movie?? Seriously, I've been under a rock for a while!
Damn... there's three hours this weekend that won't be dedicated to drawing... lol.
Nice update... good to see you're tackling some real-life life drawings--out in the real world
Very brave lines of your scetches look pretty cool!
Especially i liked your non-stop-bridge-in-color, including that it doesn't look like photoshop)).
Some of your pictures reminded me about Makoto Shinkai...
But i think sometimes you need concentrate your work on details, that would be nice.
The One choose the hardest way only when the easiest seems like insult of His dream.
Sketchbook by Naram
sweet update man, I can taste the win in this SB even more these days nice improvement
Jatherip: Yeah... actually felt bad when I heard that. Most likely isnt the right way to look at it I just felt bad. Ahhhhhhhhhhh!!!! I'm totally going to rock tommrow!!!
The man with no name: Thank you very much, I want to be made of pure win.
p sage: Been doing the life drawing out in public since I started this sketchbook Was nerve racking for first few weeks, still is sometimes. But it helped boost my self consciousness ten fold. I used to be alot like Shinji hehe. Most likely why I enjoyed the series so much, it really got inside of Shinji's head.
algenpfleger: Thanks man, I think I should also do more finished stuff as well not just colored sketches, but why is it so hard to do that hah?
Naram Sinha: Haha yeah that was 20 different color combinations of one drawing in acrylic. More detail... I've never really been one for alot of detail but I definitely need more, I need to find a balance. =)
Anyways here is my update, I felt very strange today. 3 of the drawings were done after Yoshitoshi Abe. The movie was totally awesome! I want to re watch the whole series now heh. I'm just going to go to bed early and totally rock tomorrow! Going to keep at the scedual thing everynight.
Decided I want to move out tonight I'm going to look for some work tommrow I'm going to aim for something that woudl allow me to do some drawing on the side.
Here's some Evangelion Music
Last edited by AlexEh; October 1st, 2009 at 05:03 AM.
Cool. I haven't really done that... gone out, sat in a crowd, and drawn... it's usually a lot more controlled--a session with a nude model.
But that's something I hope to find time to do, as well. Not much action at work for drawing; just a cubicle and a computer screen
Anywho... good work here in the latest update.
I would like to see some face studies, though, as I feel the faces you're drawing now lack depth... the features almost seem like decals stuck to a balloon in place of real faces. Hence, the need for face studies
(Hence... $1000 word. hehe.)
Nice update, seem to be good with graphite,these are done from life? pretty good I think I might try that one of these days, keep up the good work
do some work on the line quality man....youv gotten actually good at pencils, but try to draw things with only one pencilsstroke per contour line! its cool and works whatever, keep goin, and dont feel bad if i have no time its pretty much my fault...kill the interwebz!!!!! youtube sucks but im gonna change that....
oh, and more digitals though....
btw, did you know that "komm susser tod" is german (actually its "Komm süßer Tod") and means "come sweet death"? just random....whatever....keep drawing
Last edited by jatherip; October 1st, 2009 at 01:55 PM. Reason: spelling mistake....
The man with no name: It's alot of fun! But I think I've had to unlearn alot of things becuase of it. When I started to get serious with drawing I went out and drew lots of people on the train. However I could not really make any sense of what I was drawing and just drew a bunch of symbols. Well alot of habits were picked up that I persistently try to get away from
Jatherip: Hehhehe were a generation with to much information that can just distract us. Ill work on the lines man, I want really clean awesome lines... I doreally love sketchy stuff though, but only when the person knows what the hell they are doing! I will do some digital stuff but I think I should focus mostly on pencials to boot for now
Anyways I didnt draw much of anything today was super unproductive. I slept most the day then just read some old letters to my self and friends. Thought about some things, took a walk. Then went to figure drawing. So please kick my ass hard! Drew the figure free hand and focused on drawing one clean line.
Tommrows going to be a really great day! Ill end today with some room interior drawings
Check out Geoffrey Klepeis page please. I can't thank him enough for how much he's been helping me lately with drawing. http://www.geoffreyklepeis.com/
Edit: Oh fuck I forgot, I was having a hard time rendering her butt and abdomen. I kept destroying the depth. Geoffrey erased it and did a demo explaining some concepts. He was explaining how I'm trying to copy what I'm seeing way to much and how I should try more to reconstruct it in my mind and articulate something that just makes sense. That's what the real goal is. Told me not to really worry about mark making, do what's easiest for now since rendering seems to be a weaker point for me. Talked to me about how not to render things to structurally no straight lines, everything will be curved, nothing is parallel. So I have not earned this remarks people! Geoffrey did say the drawing was solid... just my rendering sucks ass!
I'm going to give it my fucking all today!!!!!!!!!! yeahhh boiiiii! Going to render some niceeeee stuff!
Last edited by AlexEh; October 2nd, 2009 at 01:45 PM.
i agree, very well done especially on the shading you can clearly tell the light source is & the lady's got a sence of weight to her. you have a lot of drawing on shecdule, wish i had done that when i had the time, glad to see you making the most of it
Last edited by miycko; October 2nd, 2009 at 07:29 AM.
Nice job! looking nice and 3 dimensional, something I wish I could do, keep up the good work, your improving
I'm a snowball! I'm a snowball! I just keep building up, just keep snowballing, Just keep getting more intense. If I fall, if I crash oh man I'm getting back up, never going down. I'm a snowball!!!
Thanks for stopping by everyone it means alot to me =)
HerrleerzeichenS: You haven't seen anything yet man! I got so much potential, and so do you! Lets totally go for it! Never give up.
Felt very inspired by Rayk's sketchbook today Oh man I want to learn to make environments. So, lets get on with it! http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=67319
I'm going to reenter that girl sitting down again tommrow. I KNOW I can take her farther!!!! Ill do more environment paintings and drawings from photos too since that painting from my head failed! More line drawings too. I need to learn to organize my thumbs better. There not really reading at all.
Last edited by AlexEh; October 3rd, 2009 at 06:17 AM.
look at the girl in grayscale. youll see that the value range is strange!
DIDNT YOU FUCKING READ THE AWESOME TUTORIAL WHICH YOU SHOWED US WHERE WE WERE TOLD THAT THE MOST PART OF A PICTURE SHOULD BE VERY DARK!
im sorry, but this had to be said studys look cool, keep it up!
Uh oh, spagettios lol... perspective in that room drawing
Setting up two point perspective is really pretty easy... you don't even need to put in formal vanishing points... you just have to be aware of it when you do a room like that.
I like the approach in the girl drawing... the water-colory thing.
More like the 3D rendering, though. That showed some improvement. Forget value for now; learn form
Nice gestures. I was about to say be careful about retracing back on your line work or it will get messy. But your lines have gotten so much cleaner by page 4. Great Job.
Hurray for anime!
Make a sketchbook happy, feed it a tip to improve!
Thank you very much guys, it's so nice to have people constantly telling me what I can work on and droping helpful tips. Not to mention haveing someone even reconize my drawings!
P Sage: Hmmm you saying learn from what makes me happy? Do what I like to do? Yeahhhh!!!
Jatherip: Thanks mang! No really thanks! Some super lighting effect wasnt what I was going for which is what Linron was talking about but. I failed what I was going for soooo
Anyways I was planing on updfateing today but I feel a drained after makeing a post in the General Discussion. I will tommrow AND IT's GOING TO BE THE MOST CRAZY INTENSE UPDATE I"VE EVER DONE. I"M GOING CRAZZZZZY I"M GOING TO FUKCING DRAW LIKE A FIEND ALL NIGHT AND DAY. Then colapse for a nice sleep! THEN DRAW LIKE A FIEND SOME MOOOOOO. YEAHHHHHAHAYHA!F I CAN"T WAIT FOR LIFE DRAWING CLASS IN 2 WEEKS AFTER THANKS GIVEING. I"M GOIUNG TO WALK INTO THAT CLASS AND TEAR IT UP AND EVERYONES GOING TO BE LIKE DAMMMN MANG YOU WORKED CRAZY HARD THESE LAST TWO WWEKS NICE IMPROVEMENT!
Hey guys something has been bugging me alot lately and it just would not hurt to get it off my chest. I'm pretty late I never drew at all when I was a kid but I love it now, honestly it's the only thing in my life I can say I've ever stuck to. (Self confidence was horrid as a young one)
Found this site a year ago and began lurking. Seeing all these amazing artists and seeing what they were all doing got it in my mind that if I drew, at the bare minimum just drew. I would get better. Around the same time I started my first year in art college, I made what i could out of it but, I was disenchanted towards it. Mostly because it was just a bad art school in regards to what I WANTED. (For starters they were basically against life drawing)
So I decided I would just go to a different school that would give me more of what i wanted (I remember it being hard for me to even come to this decision frankly I was scared of what it could mean. (?) Decided Sheridan would be a nice choice around 4-5 months ago.
There's a voice in side me though telling me that's not what I really want, regardless of anything I don't want it. It says I would be doing a disservice to my self if I went to school and studied art. I would never be all I want to be if I do.
Accepting this is nerve racking for me, even writing this is emotionally draining but I think that's the beauty of it. I feel there's a big lesson to be learned in moving out and doing this crazy journey on my own. A lesson I would not learn in school, a lesson I'd put off for 4 years and there's no fucking reason to do that. No reason to wait.
Honestly common sense tells me going to school is a great idea for almost anyone. But it's just not for me. Anybody relate to this? Any stories? I want some closure
Last edited by AlexEh; October 6th, 2009 at 06:42 AM.
i totally hate school. i have to go there from 8 am til 5 pm, and i hate it! at least i can draw abit in my lessons i always look froward to the weekend ^^. i think you should stay in school, i even heard that education is an andvantage for creating art...not sure about that, but being educated is a good think. and think of it again: how long do you think your gonna live and which tiny part of this time will you be in school (i know, my english sucks too much to explain this properly.....)...i hope you got what i meant!
I had the same type of thoughts back when I was considering even GOING to art school several years ago. (And I do mean SEVERAL XD)
So guess what? I didn't go. And many years later, I'm not sure it was the right decision.
On the one hand, I didn't get the art training I wished I could have had up to this point. On the other hand, it really hasn't hurt me in terms of what I ultimately want(ed) to do. At this point, I want to become an animator. And honestly, I see a window of opportunity to become one... with my computer/3D skills and some improved drawing/draughtmanship... in a relative short amount of time, now.
I went to school for Computer Science, which in a strange way has opened windows into the arts (drawing) for me. I will be studying at an atelier of sorts beginning in January... and see where that takes me. I may be still years away from being any sort of "good" at drawing, but the opportunity is there.
I guess what I want to tell you is--don't worry about the opportunities. As long as you continue your studies, you will find them.
And yes, I hate school too It's a draining experience, but it definitely gives you a leg up.
Jatherip: I understand what you mean, art school is a wonderful place trust me! You can make alot ut of it! I hated high school too ='( Sadly I didnt draw at all in highschool so it was even worse.
P sage: Thanks for the advice it means alot. Here is my crazyist, biggest most amazeing dream right now. I want to make something new, something refreshing. A comic, a moive a show. I don't know. I want to play a large roll in the art department though. I also want to teach people, I really want to know my craft inside out and be able to give back alot of knowledge to people. I want people to reconize me as an artist and know my name. A happy, passionate, down to earth artist. Basically everything all the people I look up to are.
The cool thing is I can be that last part right now!
Thanks you two, I was freaking out a little bit last night. I'm learning not to do this because it's never a good thing and just stresses me out! But when things mean alot to me or are affecting me greatly I sometimes forget to relax.
I decided I will make my portfolio and apply just to keep my doors open for now. Ill stay liveing at home for now though, it does give me alot of oppertunity to draw all day. Like today! I just chilled out all day and drew, looked for photos, looked at artists, browsed CA, listened to music. I decided to just upload what I did today and this week end for the long pose figure drawing =) Im takeing an online course for character design with Steven Silver. It's realllly good and helpful! I'm working out my first assignment but hmm ill figure it out, I don't like it at all yet.
All in all a great day and tommrows going to be just as productive and awesome =)
I'm really enjoying the Haibane Renmei OST expetually the off vocal version of Blue Flow.
The vocal version is just as good!
Last edited by AlexEh; October 7th, 2009 at 07:11 AM.
Nice BIG update, plenty of good stuff I see, you seem pretty commited, keep working hard, it will pay off in no time
Nice man! Keep up the range of different drawing practices and draw from life as much as you can and other studies. It looks like they are helping. Keep this up! I like how much you have been drawing!
Heh,a Lain fan I see!
Jatherip: I inspire? That made me really happy man thank you! I really like watching you tear stuff up. As much as you don't wish to admit the improvement you have made and the work you have done gets me pumped. We both could totally work harder though! What's stopping us mannn!?!
Bendragon: Thanks man, I need to start mixing up alot more environment drawings as well though. I love drawing characters, but it's totally great to draw characters inside an environment. Bet it's even better to see your drawings move, inside an environment
Yes... I love SEL, meant alot to me, enough I decided I wanted to play it into my own name online Can't wait for the series Despera. It's being made from all the same big guys that made SEL
P Sage: Wooo ya! I love loose drawings! Maybe that's partly why I'm not getting cleaner? I don't want it enough All I need to do is learn to clean up my loose drawings, not necessarily draw clean to begin with. Sketching is just ideas and fun, I don't need to just be able to drawing amazing things effortlessly. Lets fight and wrestle the drawings!
Hanny: Thanks!!!! The studies help greatly
Today I figured out that pupils dialate and there's alot of stuff to that... One interesting fact is it's generally more attractive when another persons pupils are dialated. Pupils dialate and contract due to a number of emotions, drugs or amount of light entering the eye. Yeah some stimple thigns but I never really considered it!
Starting to figure out my chracter more for Steven Silvers first project and I decided I want to travel down to Los Angeles Nov 20-22 to attend the CTNexpo. I'm going to draw as freaking much as possible in my sketchbook and soak up as much knowledge between now and then becuase I want to show a bunch of people my drawings, meet some professtionals, get as much insight out of them as I can, maybe make some more art friends? I'm guessing it would cost over $1000 USD for one weekend but I don't care, seems like an amazeing opertuinity. XD
Last edited by AlexEh; October 8th, 2009 at 09:05 AM.
I agree with everything in your post, except for the trailing "XD"... that was certainly uncalled for
It's good to see you doing more life drawing (as always)... make sure to take care with proportion. I know; it's my battleground right now, too. It helps to see the body as a series of overlapping shapes. Foreshortening, overlapping shapes, and flow seem to be able to bring the figure together best--and it's hard (at first) to coordinate the three. When you do, you have a figure that's proportional and that looks right.
Hope you can scrape together the required funds for L.A.
Oh yeah. And XD to you too