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ABuhbuhbuhbuhbhummnahummnahummna huh! I like some of your nonref stuff better than some of your ref stuff!`
darkchild: Hey, if you have a real, honest to Goodness teacher, you should learn from him/her. Either way though, that's an awesome compliment. Thank you!
the_allejo05: I appreciate your kind words! Here's some color stuff - hopefully not too many repeats of things I've posted in the forum sections before.
Pixeldragoon: Thanks my friend, I'm still developing a style, I guess we all continue to develope as we go, right? My referenced based stuff keeps me in practice when I can't get out and draw from life. - which I highly recommened for anyone to continue to develope.
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Really nice girls! The flow in your studies of the horse is really good too! Keep it up!
Great update! It's always cool to see some colored gals
Here's a quick process of the girl sketches at the top of this thread. There's a terrible amount of undersketching that I used kneaded eraser on...
Here's an example:
The rough 'structure' sketch. I block out where things are and find porportion.
Then I strengthen and darken the areas that I feel 'lock in' proportions and shapes that are most important to keep.
Now, with a kneaded eraser (the soft, rubbery, stretchable, blueish one) lightly erase most of the structure lines and sketchy scribbles until the most important (darkest) shapes remain.
At this point. I feel more confident where I can make strokes that are loose and sweeping to finish the hair and use minimal lines to detail the face. I keep in mind that the less lines on a female the more feminine and soft appearing she becomes.
That's about it. No big secrets here.
Last edited by yeticatcher; July 14th, 2012 at 04:09 PM.
Wow, thanks. It looks so simple when you explain it like that. I will give this a try tomorrow morning.
I've had a a look at your sketch thread and find you a good amount work and progressing quite well with each piece I might add. That would cool to see you produce something using this method I posted. I'll check in to your thread to see what you've come up with.
nice pencil sketches nice faces i like the faces.
Thanks for your kind comment.Originally Posted by metroeastDo you use a lot of reference? If so, where do you usually look for it. Mags, online, stock photos?
I used reference for those beauty faces for sure. I use it when I come across a pic that I can't resist - and I just have to draw it. It is often that of a pretty female. Usually for fun and practice when figure drawing (drawing from a live model) is unavailable.
If I'm sure I can handle it from my own imagination, I'll sketch until I get it right, otherwise reference is a perfectly fine aid for problem solving.
So I split my time between the 3 different choices drawing from reference, drawing from life and finally drawing from my imagination.
The easiest and most convenient place for me to get reference from is on the internet - places like Domai.com and bodyinmind.com. Magazines are rare but I don't subscribe to any, so there aren't many around the house, but we have some around the studio.
PencilmaniamaX: Thank you!
Here's another from ref colored in Photoshop7:
And a couple without ref:
Last edited by yeticatcher; July 14th, 2012 at 04:10 PM.
very impressive thread, keep postin an i'll keep comin back cheers..............
Trifles go to make perfection, And perfection is no trifle.
You're art brings to mind the older marvel comics. Simple looking line
and not much shading. Sometimes I like this style and sometimes I don't.
In your case, well let me just say that after I viewed your thread, suddenly
more drawings of girls appeared in my sketchbook, oddly looking quite like
your drawings. Good job.
gibsini: thanks, man. I'll keep throwing stuff up here as long as there is a little hint of interest.
Placeboast: I am greatly influenced by the 'silver age' comic artists. I'm flattered to hear that my work reminds anyone of this. And I have to say that girls/women have always been the inspiration of many artists...I cannot deny that they are mine as well.
this stuff is just brilliant, I don't have any other word for it
speeeectacular figure work here! you make it look so easy. you hase some great accuracy with your strokes.
Sketchbook:: //// A thread of evolution ////
wow lot of sexy ladies armed with killer smiles and banging bodies
awsome work, very clean and pro
Great stuff, very strong and expressive. Great subject matter too.
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kool stuff man
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A couple more drawings.
This pic was one that had been in my 'to draw' folder for awhile (a Domai.com girl I think), she had these striking eyes, I had to try to capture them in pencil.
75 lb sketch paper with HB graphite and a trusty smudge stick...a little over 2 hours with final tweaks in photoshop.
This next one is not from reference. It's a book cover idea. The 'B' design represents a watermark on paper and the diagonal jagged shape behind the girl represents a rip in the paper with room at the to for a title. I'll be digi-painting this one soon.
Mechanical pencil HB 5.0 on animation bond.
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That domai.com girl is absolutely beautiful, and I don't mean just the girl but the drawing aswell. You've really improved from the previous post (Or have spent more time on that piece). If I had my way you'd post every day. See you.
Placeboast: I thank you very much. The last drawing I spent a couple of hours on and the previous ones were life drawings - 2 minute, 5 minute and 10 minute poses. Frankly, I thought I was over-working the rendered piece, but I'm glad you like it anyway.
I like your site. you should include some of your works from your site on here so people can see them. They are pretty good.
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