thanks man glad u like.
Did this on some 11x14 bristol. It wont fit on my scanner so we'll have to do with a shitty scan.
ur pencils are really taking on a life of thier own. Im really liking it. keep at it.
Thanks OBX, my biggest fear is going really dark i the contrast in my strokes when im building up forms. I'm not too comfortable yet doing that. Mostly its in the face structures, deciding which direction to go with my pencil. Using the pencil as a tool is still kinda a mystery to me, plusing using different hardnesses maybe distracting me too.Originally Posted by OBX
Last edited by Kresh; April 9th, 2006 at 06:34 PM.
yah, its really intense if u sit down and try to figure it all out. i bought myself an electric erase, and having that really boosted my confidence with going dark faster. i mean building up is ok, but u flatten the teeth on the paper so i doesnt go as dark as if u just went dark right away. sounds confusing.
hey dude, u should go to the montreal workshop. im thinking about going. would be cool to get some ppl from our ssg there. hope to learn some invaluable stuff there.
morning doodle : note need to clean my scanner of erasure mess
Your concepts are really good as usual, I'm really liking these graphite drawings though, you have a nice range of mediums. really nice control of the grahite creating controlled renderings Your best pencil drawings to me are the profile shots. I would say work a little bit more on 3 quarter views, (not that you don't have variety, because you do, but I would like to see a bad ass 3/4 view graphite sketch of a cool concept from you. great work, keep doing what your doing
ah just the kinda critique i needed, I will take your advice on that bad ass 3/4 view concept. Heres one with less control hehe
hey man, can say I haven't seen your sketchbook before (forum moves so fast at times, miss alot of things), but I definitely like what I'm seeing hehe. really like those pen sketches you've posted recently, and you handle a pencil really well imo; as it appears has been said before the wolf hunter guy in your first post looks absolutely amazing. great stuff man gonna have to stop by and see whatcha come up with from now on
excellent use of hatching along the form, makes the stomach of that horsie pop and really live. good job.
nice shading on this one. The folds in the armpit looks off though.
I think if you work on toned paper, you can shade less and achieve more range of values. On white paper you have to shade in the midtone which covers most of the work most of the time.
wooo! nice paintings! i like how you seem to start from black or dark colors a lot of times....
i wish that you wouldn't leave all your sketches half rendered, if you are going to render it, at least go more than halfway
Onir: Cool man, i didnt really think people enjoyed my stuff around here really. And yes im finding that pensketches are really fun to do.
ThatFatKid: Yep you busted me, I totally ignore those things, but i wont in the future. Good crit
Master 25 Days: THanks man i really like that one too. As for the folds in the armpit, i cant see whats wrong with it at this point. Perhaps u could say way? And as for toned paper i think ill stick to white so I can learn building up more values myself better.
hpslushluvr: Hey long time, where the heck have you been. Im starting off with a really dark color not black though it may seem so with the range of colors im using. I doing this because 1. I like it ;p and 2. because Im trying to learn how different colors put together can make things not what they seem. I know its wierd i cant explain it in words too well.
Heres a messy one. I got some more on the way, my fingers are literaly bleeding now.
I cant draw now and it makes me mad.
Be a bit more patient with your shading. Also, exploit as much as you can loomis's planes. they really help on shading the subject. And when you shade, make two different direction, one that follows the form vertically, and another horizontally.
anyway, keep at it, your pics are getting better
good crit recursive, but u also gotta keep in mind the direction of the form and how u want it to look. doing hatching in both horizontal and vertical on a form works, but can look rather calculated. im not saying dont do it, cos most of the time it works. just sometimes u should keep in mind how u want to describe the form. do u want it to look long? then only use form lines that describe the length of the form, and not the width. if u do both, it may clash and wreck wat u were looking to do. just my lil opinion. ur all ok to make ur own in this matter. grain of sand.
hey kresh, it should be more like this. You have the folds on the sleeve and the armpit independant from each other. The armhole should be bigger to allow room for movement so some of the fabric from the arm pit will get dragged across.
I modeled from a short sleeve shirt so there isn't as much pressure pulling from the elbow. Try it with a long sleeve and you'll see what I mean.
Hey man, I just joined CA and have been digging your sb. I, like a couple other guys, really like your pen sketches.
I started missing your random comments you draw on your sketches but a few have been popping up lately.
One crit: On the pencil portrait of the girl with long hair you posted on March 1st you could try blending the shading on her chin and cheek a little more. There's kind of a sharp change in value around her chin that I think you could take care of pretty easily. It would smooth out and improve the piece I think.
Lot of cool stuff on here, man. I hope to have my sketch book up soon so you'll have to come check it out.
Master: Thanks that does look much better
Oki: Here you go
Nothing much happening lately with me. The one in red pencil was just sketched. Hopefully ill be able to draw a shitstorm up soon.
Man your pencil work is looking really nice! Even the stuff you say looks crappy shows good knowledge and skill. I'll be back soon to see more!
Thanks Penciler I gotta check the ssg stuff too its been awhile.
i love ur shade on that dude with the mowhawk. his chest inparticular. is that a self-p?
keep on with the shit storm. the walls will turn brown someday!
Na that aint me, it looked like Val Kilmer at one point but I don't know what happened. I wish i had nice chest muscles like that though :/.
try to ease up on the folds somewhat man. If you go crazy you'll lose the sense of the whole shape of his body. Pay attention to where the folds are forming. They should form where there is a tug or where there is excess fabric falling. I think the propper terms for these is the thrust folds and the crumble folds.
Im only doing lines from now on. Im sick of doing half assed shit.