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I'll update my sketchbook tonight probably around ten or eleven so don't check if you read this earlier. The portrait looks good. Try laying down a light layer with a 2h before going in with the rendering, then you can erase out the highlights. There are some spots that I think could be darkend to show change of plane, like on the front and side of the nose the values are the same. In the tutorials section check out KChens figure drawing thread, that's Zebzfree's teacher which he informed me about a few days ago, it's awesome, I swear I've improved just by looking at it.
"Beliefs are rules for action"
"Knowledge is proven in action."
"It's use is it's meaning."
Great sketchbook, your selfportraits are very nice and inspirational! Sorry about the standard asspatting but I don't know what else to say.
P.S. you're not fat
-I am my imaginary friend.
- omg ftw teh sketchbook -Updated 28-01-2005- w00t pwn3d
nice SP, your beard looks a little funky on one side but other than that it looks pretty good. keep it up. and if you have time swing by my sketchbook.
Good SP see your putting them on the wall <> good to put them up <> analyze them then take them down <> when you have to much work on the wall you can intimidate yourself.
Keep up the good work and thanks for the support on my threads
I guess your a little ahead of the class. The one kid made his sp look like he stopped a moving train with is his face. Your hair is getting really long. I know finals are here because I haven't checked in a week and there was only two new posts. Anyway the new drawings are pretty nice. I don't have much to critize on them a little of my league, but I will keep looking.
Hay,I seen some nice stuff since the last time I came. The photo ref drawing of that girl is really good. Wish I was good as you with photo ref drawings. Your self-portrait is another one I like of yours. I really like the mark making on that one.
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max1975: thanks! my bad on the mouth...
Zord: hows the art in rhode island? over here it seems like no one cares....here's another sp just cuz I bought a 4 by 3 inch mirror to keep on my desk...
armando: thanks for the advice, but i'll just see if I can go the same thing with an HB, i hate using multiple pencils for the pure reason that i can....i'll see if I can rustle up that tutorial...
jermainevl: thanks, ass patting is always appreciated, I usually don't know what to say in other guy's threads either.....and I'm aware that i'm not particularly fat, but it sure makes a comical name, don't it?
mitch: thanks, my beard gives me grief when I draw it....
seth1: thanks, that was a weird post...I beefed up my values just for you...
mentler: thanks! good advice about the wall...and I'll support you until I need wasing, just like a bra....
Valengar: finals whipped my butt, bunch of stuff due and no time to post, but i did do a bunch of sketching that isn't worth a crap....how'd your finals go? and you can critique away, the only thing needed for critiquing is a set of eyes...
crimsoneye: thanks! seems like all I do is photoref, i'm really jealous of the guys wo can just make up fanastic creatures and landscapes, mine end up all cliched and boring....just keep working your pencil, its just pencil mileage that makes a pro a pro...
all right, school is ridiculous at finals, so many things to do and so little time for sleep or updating....here's a few sketches, not even a fraction of the crap I've been doing....I would post some of my recent big drawings but my cameras out of batteries and I haven't gotten any lately....
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Nice portraits. I think you made the shadow under the lower lids too dark on the first one. Also change up your strokes for the hair, use long ones, scratching the hair in makes it look rough like it's made of wood. Contrasting pupil sizes? Good to see more imagination stuff. I assume the female torso is photo reffed, and some of the pics on the bottom are gestures from life. Nice to see a sizable update again.
"Beliefs are rules for action"
"Knowledge is proven in action."
"It's use is it's meaning."
The first portrait is really nice, man. I think you really captured some of the forms much better in that one than in your SPs. And the abs are nice and sexy as well! lol I must not be the only one who's scopin' out the ladies to draw lately. Lookin' really good man. Keep pushin'!!!
I didn't realize you lived so close? Do you know other Concept Arter's out your way? We should do a meet up sometime. I know like no one here who's on these forums... sucks. lol Always cool to find inspiration from others. Anyhow... maybe we could. We'll see.
the portraits are looking more than sweet, keep at it man
tracking quite an improvement, always good to see.. keep at it. judging from the last few pieces you put up, i'd say eyes are your weakest point. try doing some studies of various nationalities.
Hey man, this dump you just took is huge. Like clog the toilet huge. Now everyone gets to smell it. It's good you're using photo ref's, i've been doing that myself and it's helped tons. The thing is though, it draws blood from imagination... but they help each other hand in hand. The portrait of the girl is really nice, the tones and the hatching are improving tenfold. Your SP is good as well, but if I can give a crit, your eye's are a little bit too glossy. It looks as if you were crying or were about to? Unless that's the case. You might want to use the eraser a little bit less. But other then that, these sketches are getting good.
And the art scene here in RI is great, we've got RISD right next to Brown and since the state's so small, creativity stems out of it like air. The music scene here is pretty big too, lots of local bands; it's just a huge community of artists and musicians. Cheers friend!
wow---big improvements lately man. Those portraits are the standouts for me...is the second one you? Eh..not so fat
Overall I am mostly impressed by the improved pencil control and handling you have. can't wait to see more bro
keepin' it fat
Keep it up man! Those drawing are comming along nicely. Try to be less scratchy with the lines and more rythmical, make long un-interrupted lines, try to "feel" the form, think it in 3d.
You're doing great, keep the desire burning.
those self portraits are really coming along. They improve each time. The faces are coming along nicely too. Your shading has really improved also But you have really improved, so keep it up!
Holy shit "Fatty" you are still posting. I came here to see if you and Kyle have been consistant. Kyle unfortunatly hasn't but you are still going.
Major improvements though. Keep working hard I have been trying the best I can to keep up with drawing but Highschool is all to busy at the moment. Next year I better start on my portfolio, although I have one picture that I just finished the other night that may go through some extensive work and be admitted into it.
Anyways, keep it up.
More, more, more, more! I'm still chaaaaaaaaaannnnnnnnntiiiiiiiinnnnngggg!!!!
Hey Fat kid I wanted to offer up some help on your drawings. Things are getting much much better...but like every single person that starts out...including myself. You are not learning to see value relationships and also edges. Edges (I'm convinced) are the biggest part of making something look real. They have to work together with the values but edges are so important. Ok check out these pics:
Ok on all your portraits you are not taking into account the edges of the shadows and you are not communicating them with your pencil. Look at the last portrait that you did...under her chin on her neck your value is a very very hard edge. So it makes her head look pasted on. Ok so look at the portrait pic I posted...this shows two of your portraits and then the sargent portrait is at the end. See how even when the values are squashed WAY down...you can still see his edges and how he explains the form. Also look at the difference between the light and dark. It's a huge different between the lights and the darks! You have to really seperate your lights and darks...especially when working in pencil. See how the masses like the nose, etc.. the forehead...chin...etc...don't really make sense on your portraits when it is darkened like this. Ok lemme break it down like this. When you are looking at a person or anything and drawing it from life. You have to squint down a little bit. Let your eyelids fall a bit (don't squeeze your eyes shut) and let your eyelashes sort of screen your vision. You will see the shadows simplify and everything should not get a lot darker. It will get a little darker but that's ok too. Ok so you squint when you are looking at someone...look for the shapes of the shadows...look at this bargue
This was the first thing I did at the atelier I attended. See the weird shapes of the shadows and such...but also look at the EDGES...see around the butt how that is a rounded shape and edge is soft. If I was looking at a real persons back I would squint down and say ok the shape of the butt and the leg shadow is kind of like a warped x ...etc.. and then I would think to myself...right here the edge is really really soft so I will make this transition to the light really soft. Etc....
Now the other thing is how do you produce such a soft transition. A light touch with your pencil...Very light touch and if you get any spots that are too dark, etc... than you go in with a kneaded eraser and you pick out that area a little bit. Roll the kneaded eraser between your fingers until it gets a point on it and pick out all those little dark spots. Don't draw HARD...soft touch always...build things up very slowly!! Things take time...get used to that idea hehe. Speed comes later when you can control all the factors. Hope this helps. You should do a bargue though dude. There is a bargue drawing thread here:
wow, very interesting MCM. Yeah, thats what I see lacking in your stuff Fat kid, you just need to take the time!
interesting, great help to us and fat kid. Cheers MCM. Plz post more though fat kid. Ill love to see more
Keep it up and ill be back!
so uh, sorry for the long delay between updates, can't update too well when I'm home from school
armando: hey man, thanks for the crit, I corrected the stuff you said I oughta before I sold it, I didn't even notice that I butchered the pupil sizes, guess I'm not observant enough...thanks!!
Placeboast: thanks placeboast, glad you take the time to look in here!
max1975: thanks, and I have no idea who that chick is, I guess I oughta sit through the LOTR movies and actually pay attention
ZebzFree: thanks, I definitely hit the soft core porn to get female references nowadays, I hope its not taboo...the hardcore stuff isn't exactly good for drawnig though....we definitely need to meet up, no one cares enough round these parts..I wish I knew some people off these forums, that'd rule...maybe someday I'll actually drop the cash to go to a workshop
blkn: thanks, I've got to do some eye studies now that you mention it, thanks for the crits and advice!
Zord: thanks! I appreciate the kind words! I wish I had more creativity in the air, I live in the corn belt so all I ever smell is manure...I have noticed that imagination tends to stiffen up after photo ref, guess that'll just take more work...and what if I was crying? is there a law against that?
loomer: thanks, I'll have to start eating more and exercising less, gotta stay obese for you!
bRØk3n_sPiRiT: thanks, i'll take that to heart, especially since MCM took the time to come in here and give me some advice, I'll really have to make sure I get my act together!
Qxzi: thanks! keep yourself drawing, do some more sp's yourself, and don't get discouraged!
Razie|: hey cody, thanks! I suggest that you start working on your portfolio NOW if you want to be competitive for art school of any kind, the stuff in high school just doesn't seem as important now as it did when I was there...its well worth the time to improve!
MindCandyMan: all hail! I can't even begin to describe how much gratitude I have for that in depth crit and advice, I've got all my stuff for the bargue ready and all I need to do is start (which is the most important step)....I'll post the finished or WIP of it next time...once again, thank you so much! i've read and reread it like 30 times, lol
blog: thanks for stopping by, I'm definitely gonna slow down...
Qxzi: thanks, I wish I could post more often, it kills me that I can't!!
here's a decent update
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keep up the great work, that fat kid. it's good to see many figures on one sheet. your sketches here are showing improvement.
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Holt, killer update. that last one is totally sweet. keep them coming.
Good updates! I like the last study, though his lower arm (the one he's leaning on) is a bit long. The light in it is awesome!