nice animation! i like the whole idea =P i think some areas could be improved in terms of readability but overall i give it a thumbs up
i don't mind the dragging pen tip so much, if you can get a thicker pen where you can vary the line weight more then that'd be better.
A belated Happy New Year everyone!
bumskee - haha interesting; by drag I meant that I don't seem to lift the pen up when I draw and I end up leaving excess lines. I guess I shouldn't worry about it too much though thanks for the advice man, always appreciated
Farvus - thanks man! yea my TA said that the 3d angles (which he actually taught me how to do) in After Effects were some of my more interesting shots and that I should milk them out as much as I could. glad to hear you liked it either way though
hp - thanks! glad ya liked the animation I hear ya on line weight, that's definitely something I need to work with more. I've tried using brush pen and regular pen together lately to help with that.
again happy new year everyone! hope your holidays went well; I haven't posted or drawn a whole lot lately.. not sure why, just kinda taking a step back or something. starting to get back in the swing of things though, so I'll try to update more often. anyway, I've got some things from the remainder of 2k6 so here we go:
a few days before Christmas, I went to Carnegie hall with my family to see the Messiah. knowing that it's a pretty long event I brought my sketchbooks and drew during most of it.
these first ones are from the train ride up; really they are just doodles, and I don't really know if the first one is readable to anyone else lol.
and these are from the actual concert; I started off rather slow but was able to get into a nice flow as time went on.
and some Hogarth studies (finally got one of his books)
Was just looking at the first page of your sb and your work has moved forward a lot. The latest Hogarth sketches look awesome - clean line, form comes across etc. I found his books very helpful.
Last edited by Alcian; January 4th, 2007 at 05:13 PM.
nice hogarth studies!!!! i just got dynamic anatomy and how to draw the human head by him.
anyways, do a finished render!!!! it's been so long since you've done one. apply your studies =P
Great gestures in this one - http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...iman/sk_49.jpg
Doing those Hogarth studies will definately pay back. While drawing them think mainly about volume and loose curves.
bumskee - thanks man! yea that first one felt really nice when I did it, glad ya liked it haha yea I figure the more Hogarth I do the more it'll help right? I really should do more actually...
Doronila - hey nice to see ya man! thanks much for the compliments I wish you good fortune this year as well!
Alcian - thank ya yea Hogarth is definitely looking to be a very valuable learning tool; I really gotta use it more.
hp - thanks! Hogarth has a drawing heads book? wow didn't know that.. gotta get that at some point. yeaaaa I do need to finish some more things for myself lol, I do have some more finished things this update though.
Farvus - thanks man, will definitely be looking at the studies that way next time. probably help me more than the way I went about this last time.
machzero - thanks! hmm combining the hogarth style details into my gestures sounds like a good idea to me! gotta keep that in mind next time I do some gestures.
Justin - thanks much man!
whew been a while, eh? sorry I haven't been around much.. starting to get back into more of a posting mode though. mid-january I started school here at AIB, and I'm loving it so far. lots of drawing and art related work, which is always nice, and a bit more of an art atmosphere. I'm still an Animation major here, just taking a focus in Illustration as well. yea though, just getting used to everything, and drawing when I can outside of class.
got a nice amount of work, so I'll be posting things from oldest to newest. I don't have any of my life drawings or my larger studies from class (need to replace my camera's battery), so I'll try to get those up at a later time.
first, is my male pin up calender entry. I kinda missed the idea of a pinup and hit more around a general illustration, and even then it came out kinda badly lol. I liked it at first, but as time has gone on I'm a little disappointed in it. good experience though.
a sketchbook page from a bit more recently
some gestures I did waiting at the mall for my friend to show up
studies from Menzel (really growing to like his drawings) and drawings from Metro for homework
and these last ones are for my principles of illustration class. we were given the word "Draw" and were told to come up with 12 ideas for the word. we pooled them together in class, then we each had to come up with 12 thumbnails. we then narrowed it down to 2 main comps each 6"x6", then had a final piece of the same size. nothing was meant to be too exhaustive, but it was a fun project either way.
the 2 comps I did (I chose Draw in a fight (or a tie in general) and Drawing a crowd)
the boxing one seemed to be the stronger of the two, so I messed around with it and came up with this for the final
well as always comments/critiques are always welcome and very appreciated. I hope to update on a more regular basis, so I'll see you guys soon!
It's good that you started doing some finished pieces and lot's of thumbnails. Be prepared that it will be often disappointing. I feel the same way when I paint my enviroments. Next day it looks like nothing special.
Maybe this Bobby Chiu's advice could be good for this problem. He advised to expecting to paint the same piece three times. This way you'll learn on your mistakes. I strongly consider starting this habit myself .
Keep it up!
With the last digi piece; some more contrast will do wonders, but more importantly, his hand- they are complex things, hands are. In illustration, it's always best to make them look as interesting as possible. Look at the hand in this Marko drawing, he could have just done a rectangular hand, but each finger sort of has it's own grip or whatever.
Farvus - thanks for the advice; yea I know what ya mean, I was happy with that pinup one then it quickly turned ugly to me. same thing is kinda happening with this class project I just finished. I'd love to repaint things though.. would be great practice. might have to try that at some point (even painting pieces in general would help lol).
Justin - thanks! contrast is definitely an area I need work in and I completely hear ya about the hand. I'm slowly learning that embellishing certain details does wonders for the depth of the image. why I neglected detailing an appendage even a bit more than I did I have no clue about lol. thanks once again though, gonna keep that in mind for the future.
happy valentine's day everyone! sorry I've been so sluggish with updating, I just don't feel I have enough things to scan in and put up at times. either way got a nice little bit this time so here we go:
first up are hands and feet (drew mine) I had to do for my figure drawing class. the heavy straight lines in a few of them are my teachers marks btw
next is a self portrait I did and a reffed sketch in painter. happy with both I guess, though I think I messed up my facial features a bit
a few hogarth studies and some doodles
and lastly thumbnails, two comps, and my final for my last illustration class project. we had to choose 1 of these 3 fake news headlines to illustrate
hello, quick little update. gotta try to keep this consistent!
got some doodles,
some hogarth arm studies (with a leg or two),
and some thumbnails for my next class project. we made a list of nouns and verbs in class and were told to take combinations of the two and do 12 thumbnails for em. I did flamingo and jump, sailboat and snoop, and turtle and spelunk. the ones I was told to go forward with were the sailboat sitting behind the corner, and the flamingo jump kicking some guy in the face.
hehe i like the one where the man gets fined for having the lectric wheelchair on the pavement
nice self portrait, i don't think it looks like you though.
i showed my bf the men draw men calendar and he actually liked yours as one of the best! so yay! ^^
you need to show more finished drawings!
i agree with hp... more finished drawings~!
you can easily pick one of your sketches that you like, whether imaginative or referenced. Then redo or refine it. Dig up the mirror, or whatever anatomy studies you've done (here's me not following my own advice again... heheh), then refine...
here's a quick Onir Study as an example... heheh..
Lot's of nice studies. There are some interesting things happening here - http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...iman/sk_70.jpg. However, many drawings are very unclear to read. Maybe do what hp suggested. Find some balance between doodles and finished stuff.
Hey man, i love your work. and i cant wait to study all this. keepworking you brilliant!!! ill check back soon.
hp - thanks! I do agree that I need more finished things (especially actual animations, since I am an aspiring animator haha).. I'm tryin though! hehe tell your bf I said thanks by the way, that's quite flattering
machzero - ooo wow very nice, really never thought of doing that.. seems like something I'm definitely gonna have to try though hehe. I'll get more finished things up here too!
Farvus - thank ya, and yea I agree that alot of things are unclear; I need to be a bit more concise in my drawings I think... hopefully I've become a bit more thoughtful lately though.
Mirui - thanks!
whew been almost 2 months; kept waiting until I figured out why my camera was being stupid, so I had a big buildup of things I could post. Recently I got a card reader so I was able to upload a good amount, though I left out some things. most of what is here is figure drawings and such, but there is a nice variety. either way here they are:
I'll go from oldest to most recent, mixture of the good and the bad
Bust of Beethoven
sumi ink on a q-tip pieces
some more random things, first up when another student in class had to model (I had to model after her, so only one I drew that class)
older doodle sheet and some small subway people
failed sp and a more successful one for class
and lastly, a painter study from a photo, a pencil comp and a painted comp for class
and there we are.. I apologize for taking so long, but I'ma try to get back into this site more. I'll return with more asap!
edit: oh yea if the images are a bit too large lemme know and I'll shrink them down
Last edited by Onir; April 10th, 2007 at 12:30 PM.
for the painter study, i think it's your most successful. it might be cuz it's small or you blended a lot but the colors seem to work well.
nice charcoal self portrait, even tho i don't think it looks like you ^^
really nice life drawings, esp the sumi ink ones (i thought they were vine charcoal), just adjust the contrast when you take pics or scan or whatever cuz it's hard to read some of them
Hey. Great update. Figure life drawings look thery are made with lot's of careful observation. Second self portrait has really good values and it's clear that you've got more control when using tablet.
Keep it up and do some imagination stuff from time to time. Creating shapes from memory can be also practiced .
hp - thanks! yea I apologize for the photo quality; I need to get a tripod and then actually think about the lighting set up I have going. thanks for the machine gun update reminder btw lol
Farvus - thanks man trying to start doing more imaginative drawings, really need to be doing it more often... good idea about the shapes, hadn't really thought of that.
whew almost a month again, eh? well all classes are over for the summer so I'm gonna try to dedicate a lot more time to drawing and actually updating with stuff. I don't have a huge amount right now (still have things to take pics of and scan in) but here's a little bit to help get things going.
in the last weeks of my drawing class, our teacher started working with us in acrylics. gotta say I looove painting again (last time I painted with anything but watercolors was probably around 2 years ago sadly), and I can definitely tell the application of it within digital stuff.. at least as a process at the moment. so here are a few studies from class:
some silhouette drawings of my classmates; must say using a large flat brush and painting from life is haaard. gotta practice it alot more
a still life
2 digital class pieces.. not really happy with either in the end. the room with the camera was my final principles of illustration piece.we were supposed to represent a significant event in our lives, so I chose my uncle passing away. wanted to have a hanging camera (he was a photographer) in a very empty room, shadowed primarily with only a little light coming in through the crack of the door. teacher liked it and I don't mind it I guess, just think I could have done it a bit better.
this one is part of a 5 piece project I had to do for a class.. don't have the other 4 with me atm so when I get them back I'll explain what it is a bit more. don't like this one because, again, I think I could have done it alot better with more time.
aaand lastly, some doodles in painter
this enviro got shrunk down alot more than I thought it would
alrighty, be back with more!
a few more things I've done lately:
here's a painting I was working on in class of the buildings near our school. must say that not only is painting hard, but painting in bright and very hot sunlight is hard lol. acrylics were literally drying in under 5 minutes unless I constantly moved them or added water. lots of fun, don't get me wrong, but man does it make things interesting... gonna see if I can head back over and finish it up today.
last day of my drawing intensive class we did portrait drawing with a model, so I did one long drawing and a short one. proportions are off on the long one and I'm happy the way the short one came out.
went to the MFA yesterday to see the Edward Hopper exhibit (great show I recommend it!) and I drew my roommate on the subway over. afterwards we were walking around Boston and saw 3 guys playing some jazz on the sidewalk. so we sat down on a step near em and drew em for a bit lol. sadly they got broken up because of a noise complaint really nice guys though, even asked us if they could move when they were finishing up haha.
lastly some doodle pages, the second being more recent
be back soon!
back with a real quick update... finished the above painting
and got 3 small painter doodles; all nonref, was just messing with a monochromatic palette and blending methods.
be back with more!
the problem with your first digital class piece is the door i think, it looks too squat maybe? and i think if you went into layer modes with overlay and soft/hard light modes it would really make the light coming through the door pop out. i would have darkened the rest of the room with the light just touching the camera.
nice painter doodles! i like them a lot. n congrats on the life paintings, yeah it's a pain to do unless they sit for like 7 hrs
make sure on some of your buildings you try to clean up the edges, it'd make them really shine.
Hey. Sorry for lack of comments. I often look into your sketchbook but I often can't think of anything and I prefer to write only if it's something valuable. So here are my suggestions.
In post #324 - The silhouettes look great. Try doing some with pen or pencil. You might learn more variety of strokes. The same would be for example with drawing different plants. Lot's of different organic lines. Some are stronger, some are more dynamic and so on...
Still life is nice. Maybe next time try achieving stronger shapes by increasing contrast in some parts. I think the cup shouldn't be "glued" to the edge of the picture. It makes destroys the composition a bit unless your main goal was to show the negative space between objects.
The digital piece with the camera has much more balanced composition beacause it tells the story well. In my opinion you should work on colours more. I'm not very experienced in this aspect but I can tell you how I practiced. I was going to some small atelier once a week for a year. The lessons weren't very intense but more like relaxation in front of easel, lol . Anyway, there was new still life every two weeks and it was usually constructed of object in the same colour but slightly different tint. For example different reds, different blacks, whites and so on. It was planned this way so that you could only focus on those small differences. Like this red drapery is slightly warmer, more towards yellow. Other is more like like rose red.
You can also just look around you and see how something is slitghtly tinted. White wall can be subtly red or purple in some places and actually it's all constructed of those disturbances. There will never be pure white or gray in shaded room. It's hard to describe this with just words but I hope that makes sense.
In post #325 - The portrait is my favourite from your last updates. Great rendering of form, proportions seem natural and it's not stiff. Keep doing those portraits if you can.
In post #326 - I like the B&W painting. Maybe try doing more gradation of values beacause it will look more realistic and alive this way.
just quickly dropping in, cool book - and i like how your trying out the paints now. things like this:
i think you got pretty damn nice lighting in that one.
would love to see some more of those man.
check the Tensai Tokyo Sketch Thread (Sketchbook)
check the Tensai Cityscapes Thread (Finally Finished)
Originally Posted by strych9ine
Holy crap! Super duper improvements.... damn, now I feel doubly bad for being away for so long....
those silhouettes are also pretty cool... .