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▌This sketchbook will not be updated anymore. Feel free to see my progress for a year and a half in this old one and go to the new one if you get a chance. Cheers.
meryl...Ashley Wood copy... blabhalbhalh...
Last edited by MattGamer; May 28th, 2009 at 05:38 PM.
Here's probably the first serious painting piece I did in Photoshop. Here name is Relyee and she's from Texas:
As of December 4, 2005 - 11½ hours
5½ hours - bleugh
Daily Sketch Group (DSG):
Last edited by MattGamer; November 19th, 2006 at 03:55 AM.
nice stuff i like the first one most .. looks sweet somehow
tips : yes -> learn the basics of drawing do tons of studie and become a pro in 3 or more years
the main importance is to keep things 3D - and the translation bedween 3d reality and 2D drawen 3D illusions - i mean the image i u see is translated thru ur eye lense - diffrent lense diffrent IMAGE - the way we feel and percept depth space and other things are defined by our lense - but in order to interprete them on our own and independend we need to know how that image is created and how 3D objects behave in space and how their appearance change when u change ur eye lense - the rest is done by planes and angles - but this is most complex thing iam still learning so.. be patient
pm or msn icq me when u want some more detailed tips n stuff.. i always like to help with this stuffz.. so feel free
keep up !
Your probably better off learning how to draw with traditional methods first ie: pencil and paper, before starting digital methods...
Pretty decent stuff, how about some updates. You've probably worked out some of the anatomy issues, done some animal studies and such, probably have some more skill now.
"Beliefs are rules for action"
"Knowledge is proven in action."
"It's use is it's meaning."
pennington: thank you very much. and thank you for taking your time to look at them all... even though they're a beginners art.
armando: hay, I will update. i've been working on the anotmy of the arms and legs... but still have a long ways to go. i totally want to work on drawling animals. thanks!
Ok, here's an update, finally after... what a few months. Gosh, sorry folks but i've had nothing to show in those past months....
Please comment on anything and everything. I can take all the critiques i can get. And i want to thank you beforehand on anything you may say to improve me.
Oh, yes. The Combine... who could not love their coolness... i think it was an hour, painting the front boxcover.
Oh, i remember painting this and saying to myself, "did i do that?" it amazed me so much that little things could make the piece look realistic. this painting excites me and makes me sad at the same time, because i don't know how to finish it. *sigh* someday it will be finished... haha... 1½ hours.
This idea came from one of my favorite artist on CAforums, Flaptrap - ½ hour
I'm getting too lazy to pain the whole character. Cuz when i do paint it, it either doesn't come out the way I want it or i get frusterated with trying to get the right color, etc. 30 mins.
Last edited by MattGamer; November 18th, 2005 at 05:21 PM.
Great Stuff, Matt-
I feel I'm in the same boat as you- desperately trying to up my skills! I really like your latest DSG post- made me laugh out loud.
Keep it up! Let us see more! I would love to see some of your traditional stuff- I'd hate to sound like an ol poop, but I feel that especially for sketching, digital stuff is a little too forgiving at times... it's good to make mistakes and have to live with them (even if it's only a doodle).
just as a quick aside, I too have found Christ... He's the best friend I've ever had, even before I knew who He was.
Keep drawing, keep creating! ... I gotta make one of these sketchbook threads too soon... *rubs top of hand*
Waffle_King: Thank you very much, Andrew. Yes, digital medium can be very forgiving, but exciting as well. I'm learning to use color nowdays, which is something I've never done before. It's extremely exciting to make something look photorealistic real.
As for the traditional art, I will try to get up some of the stuff I've been sketching everyday. I use pen non-stop, but I know I must learn to use the pencil too (I just hate all the smearing).
Thanks again for the comment and encouragement! Beblessed in Christ, and be sure to tell me of your sketchbook when you have it up! I want to subscribe.
Now for some sketches from my daily sketchbook : listed as drawn.
Last edited by MattGamer; November 9th, 2005 at 09:32 PM.
very nice stuff.
i like it a lot.
i'd like to see dsg 923 fully coloured!
...and i'm wondering why that relyee painting
is so much better than the rest of your works.
rewind: Thanks for the nice comment! I'm not sure why the Rylee picture is so nice. I think it's just because I worked on it longer than any of the other stuff. Again, I thank you!
Here's my furry turtle friend:
Man, I've gotta get more stuff on here for you all to bash me with comments!!
Maybe I'll have a sketch a day or something. Yeah, motivation!
Yesterday's sketch was poopoo so here's this one:
Found some Loomie's books online and am going beserk with the amount of info in these texts. I can't stay awake any longer, but if I could I'd be reading these books all night long!
Great stuff! Some cool ideas and some nice execution. Check out Saleryman's SB, I think you might be able to pick some stuff up from him.
[Always remember that if a topic seems uninteresting, then it's just because you are picturing a solution that lacks vigor.] - William b. Hand
Kitsu: Thank you very much for your kind comment. I do believe I have been to Saleryman's SB. Sweet stuff there. Right now I'm digging into Loomis' books here. They are amazing and really helping me learn the body. If only I had time to learn the stuff. After finals, there will be more time. Thanks again for the visit! And post more on your SB! It looks great so far!
Last edited by MattGamer; December 22nd, 2005 at 10:43 PM.
like mach was sayin, i like the diversity.great stuff i read your first post and you and i have the same "game plan" i think concept artist or storyboard artist is where i hope to head...got a long was to go though (see sketchbook ) anyways, nice work, keep posting!
SKETCHBOOK UNDER CONSTRUCTION (need a scanner, roar )
nice studies !
thanks for sharing and i wish you a great new year !
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hurricane: I am honored by your presence. I viewed your web site and really enjoy your art. Thanks for the comment and Merry New Year to you as well! Can't believe it's 2006 already! It's like the Y2K thing was yesterday, so weird.
Hand studies - about an hour and half
More hands and fleshing out some designs for tees
Quick sketches of some 1941 planes from the movie Peral Harbor
Angels and crap!!
bah, another year and another load of crap from me. i'm working at it though; there's just not enough hours in the day to learn anatomy, perspective, Alias Maya, AND vectoring. gosh, what i wouldn't give for a second body i could control.
hmm, i've also noticed that after doing drawing all those hands has made me believe in myself more. hands are suprisingly easier!
some suckage doodles...
a t-shirt design that'll never see the day of light
thanks for looking. ;]
hey, first off, nice avatar. secondly, i feel sorry for you for watching the movie pearl harbor, especially for reference. LOOK AT THE SIZE OF BEN AFFLECK'S HEAD! It's ginormous. Nice to see some loomis studies... always a good thing. gotta learn that structure before you start attaching muscles etc! keep truckin'.
very nice stuff. keep it up!