Sorry haven't been uploading. I have been drawing but I've been feeling a bit down about them. I will post more later.
but I did a landscape traditionally in gouache. The project was to use only two complimentary colors plus white. So I used green and red.
Some thumbnails and a picture drawn from the thumbnail I liked the best
Been doing a lot of school work, haven't been focusing on personal training a whole lot. I've been doing a lot of random sketching, thumbnails, which is good to learn composition but kind of boring to upload because I don't think anyone can really see anything in them but me.
I was going to participate in the Creature of the week with this (it's sirens), but I don't like it enough. Don't think I'm quite there yet to start posting there. Maybe I will soon!
Hey, thank you for commenting in my sketchbook. You are far too kind.
I find your sketchbook very interesting. I like the thumbnailing process; you've managed to hit some very interesting frames in there. As far as the gouache is concerned, I think the red is too 'pink' to be a complimentary tone to green. The fact that you've used that tone for 'red' means that you've actually cooled it down to a large degree. So the warm/cool contrast is missing. Does this make sense?
Anyway, keep updating this sketchbook. It was a pleasure coming in here.
I like the thumbnails. Remind me of a colourscript. Some people can do craaaaazy stuff with those. Nice graphite study too. The back has lots of contours people dont notice.
Hey lots of cool stuff in here! keep drawing! don't let anything stop you, i subscribe to your sb :] i see tons of potential...
Vritra: Wow! Thanks so much for stopping by, I'm really glad you liked some of my stuff Thanks for your crit on the gouache I definitely need to keep that in mind. I have a lot to learn about color and painting.
Eternal Apprentice: yeah I can totally see that! I might try to do one soon in color to see if I can replicate those thanks for the idea!
Friedbrain Hey thanks for stopping by! It was fun looking at your sketchbook too, I'll definitely stop by again to say hi.
Ok guys. I've been super lazy about image uploading. I guess I say lazy when I've really just been busy as hell! I got into my art school in Portland, no scholarship or anything which is kinda disappointing. But I think a scholarship might be out of my skill level right now anyway.
So here's the image dump from the last week or so. I'm posting some of these that are the cleaner ones, I've been doing really messy sketches and thumbnails for imagination stuff. Need to do more figure drawingg!!! I'm going to try to go on Wednesdays to my new college for real life drawing sessions if I have time.
This gouache painting is an in progress project for my final for my 2d class. I want to implement some imaginary aspects. It's supposed to show "multiple sides of our personality" I'm trying to add some little village lights in the bottom left hand corner, it's not coming across super strong right now. I'm thinking maybe some cool pirate boats? If anyone stops by in the next few days I'd love any suggestions.
I've been trying to study some architecture too.
yayy! Ok so classes are over so I can start drawing more personal stuff now. I'd post my final painting but I turned it in and didn't take a picture of it.
I've been working on this figure study, I did a quick 5 minute pencil sketch and then compared how hard it was to draw the figure on the tablet. So much harder!! A line drawing was near impossible to me. It's been a week or so since I've done any digital drawings and forever since I just did line drawings.
I'm going to start over on the figure shading. my shades are wayyy too dark I need to be more subtle and try again.
Maybe I just need to fiddle around with tools or something but jeez...
Uh here's some random composition comic studies and a quick 15 minute portrait as well.
man. if I posted all the random drawings I've been doing in the past couple weeks I'd be posting as many hours as I am drawing.
I got a 16,000 dollar scholarship to the art school I decided to go to in Portland today! Hell yea!!
Some unfinished, quick sketches
Spent all day moving, that cut down on drawing time unfortunately. I managed to start some studies though. Here's how they are coming along.
Oh and did a little lizard value study.
P.S. if your wacom nib is worn down, remember to change it! it helps so much!!
You seem to have very fuzzy contours. They seem to be the result of petting your lines. Try using bigger motions to define your shapes, it's fine to go over it a couple of times to look for the line that looks best, but do it with the side of a hardish pencil. Once you find the right line darken it in one smooth motion with a softer pencil.
Keep it up.
wow, you have been working hard!
and you have quite a bit of progress to show for it. congratz!
the rider inthe field. riders are notoriously hard to do ofc. but some quick points that might help:
usually the knee points away from the animal.
the back is long and straight if the rider is in balance. the legs will be slightly bent so might look a little short from this angle ( I think your rider's back needs to continue down longer for this to work.)
also, the reins usually hold the reins with fists, thumbs up. for a 'sluppy cowboy you can turn them, but then you are suggesting doesnt really know how to ride.
Kweckduck Hey man, thanks for your critique. I've really been keeping those things in mind. I definitely need to just draw CLEANER. That's been my mindset these past couple days.
Ashesshey man, I'm honored to hear you say those things. Thank you!! Those comments on the rider really help and I'm going to implement them into that painting for sure.
Sorry I've been away guys. I moved to a new house and we still don't have internet - stupid customer service. I'm stealing it for a bit now to upload this study of a car I did this morning.
@MrFrenik Thank you! That means a lot - I was really excited to get it, never thought I would get a scholarship )
Here's some figure drawings I've been working on. My drawing study has been around 3 hours a day which is really low for me - I'm going to try to pick up here soon again though.
I just started going to this urban landscape class, we sit and draw sites of the city and this was our first class - drawing this staircase inside PNCA
I really liked the method of drawing he told us to experiment with and I did a bird in the same fashion.
I'm taking a lot of time to do a lot of boring studies (like perspective grid studies) which aren't super interesting to post cause they are basically just endless lines - and practicing freefrom straight line drawing.
I've also been drawing a lot of comic characters and poses for study, and little field sketches from life - usually a cafe or at the park I'll draw the scenery. But most of them are pretty hard to take a picture of cause they are in pencil. I dunno why I've been lazier about posting - I just need to get a scanner. I'm sick of low quality pictures.
But here's some stuff I figured I'd post just to update - another urban landscape from class - we were sitting in NW Portland,
and the other one is a piece I'm stuck with. My anatomy needs too much practice to figure out this guy's pose but it's communicating something so I thought I might as well post it.
Been trying to draw more from imagination, I'm happier where my heads are at from imagination than they used to be for sure- still have a long way to go.
Another pen study of urban landscape drawing in Portland
And a figure drawing 2 hour study, the model's leg kept falling asleep so she kept having to move around- which made things a little more difficult.
At least you have a model who is willing to pose for more than one minute
I visited your SB a lot lately but I couldn't do a useful post so I stayed silent.
But now you drew heads...
The photo is bad and the heads are scribbly so it's not so easy to give a crit, but the profile head has a wrong eye shape. Same for the first, almost profile head. Study how the eyes look like in these situations.
Thanks ShiNIN - I can't tell you how annoyed I'm getting by not having a scanner. I have no money right now though, so I'll just try to take better pictures.
I'm doing a study that I put on hold for a few days, of heads in profile. I'll post a page here in the upcoming posts. I'll do some from life portraits before I do another page of imaginary. Thanks for the heads up.
I was working on this this morning, just an idea I had - was pretty fun and I could improve the pose a lil bit
Hey, thanks for stopping by my SB again! I always welcome the kind words and criticisms. So how's school going so far? Do you feel like it's been helping you out a lot? I never got a chance to go so I'm always interested in what students feel about it. As far as your studies go, I would suggest working solely on drafting and not so much focus on values or colors just yet. It's good that you have a great amount of imagination pouring out of you, ha, but until you can root all of that in solid drawing, it's not going to look quite right. Keep up the good work and I look forward to more posts as you continue with art school.
A healthy dose of studies in here. Keep on track.
I noticed your lines are very insecure, for lack of a better word.
I'd suggest doing some simple line exercises and also try to imagine the different parts of the body as building blocks, kind of like a miniture manikin. That would help you develop stronger lines.
btw, I laughed over your revelation on pen pressure.
@ Ashess : thanks!! yeah I made the hands bigger for the final, thanks for your crit- definitely looked better.
@ MrFrenik: Yeah I like checking in on you! haha! Thanks much - school's been really good. Not officially enrolled yet just taking some intro classes which have been great. They've been helping a lot!
@ Christoffer: Thanks for the suggestions, I've been doing a lot of little line exercises and they are kind of fun haha. I'm sure it'll pay off I can feel it paying off a little bit. I'll try to do body block exercises too - thanks for stopping in!
I've been drawing quite a bit but I've been seeing this girl who is totally rocking my world and unfortunately I haven't been networking on the net as much as I should be - haha. It has just been hard to sit at a computer lately with her around - but the cool thing is I've been drawing a lot with her too!
Anyway - school's been good - this oil painting is my first oil painting completed which was super exciting. It's a study of a painting from the 1600s - i started out with a grey tone - did a value study in browns and then added some black and white highlights (I was going to add greys but I really liked the brown look so I didn't do very much)
Mountain study - not complete yet I'm going to lay down some more detailed foliage and stuff. It needs more variation in color down there I think.
Another urban portland drawing, this time I wasn't with the class and I drew this from my friend's apartment window. I got pretty impatient with the trees and stuff - I wasn't feeling patient enough to do detailed straight lines and wanted it to look a bit more wacky.
And an artist study from Charles Vess I thought was interesting (sorry about quality) he had some cool crosshatching and I hadn't tried that before so I thought it would be good to study him.
That's all for now, folks!