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Good day, ladies & gentlemen!
Here is a girl named Katja and her not quite desired first public sketchbook! To be clear this girl is one lazy ass with messed up mind. The previous year she imagined herself as a promising young artist and has been struggling with insecurity and shifty motivation ever since, willingly devoting her time to doubts instead of working her way through them. Familiar situation, isn't it? She doesn't have that much to offer in terms of experience (apart from some private lessons taken more than five years ago and a graphic designer identity, that can impress only her grandma).
The girl, as you might have already guessed, isn't very sociable most of the time. So, be nice to her, please. If you can. If not, feel free to pull her out of comfort zone once in awhile. Good for her soul.
It's doubtful that this sketchbook will be updated continuously, therefore any support to keep it afloat is very welcome! After all, the ultimate goal of this undertaking is to get some sh*t done. No pain, no gain, ha?
Lowly presenting my first picture which, to my own surprise, have been made today. Perspective is not among my favorite and thoroughly studied subjects as you can see, but I'm trying.
*original photo by Andrei Strelnikov
Last edited by katxhibitionism; January 4th, 2014 at 05:49 PM.
welcome! good job! feel free to post more
Here're some lazy studies I did earlier. The pear and tomatoes left unfinished due to the objects being impatiently eaten before the work was done.
Last edited by katxhibitionism; January 4th, 2014 at 06:20 PM.
A drawing, y'all!
"Chemistry", 05-01-14 03:06 AM
I don't know... Didn't plan to submit it, but whatever.
Another study. Diane Kruger. The Bridge.
Now gotta learn how to build them noses, mouths with teeth and eyes. Oh, and skulls, of course. Quite a blind-spot of mine.
Now a little bit of retrospective.
This is a painting (if it may be called like this) I made around 8 years ago. With a mouse. In Photoshop 5, I think. Everything seems quite good, but there's a problem: I drew the lines upon a photo. So, that considerably downgrades the value of work. Anyway.
Here's an over-painting of a model Emily Baker made somewhere at the junction of 2011 and 2012. I tried to compensate my laziness and shameful skipping of line-work with some interesting colors. Think it's worked.
Next time I'll post my analog drawings from 5 years ago.
A new study. Messed up the water a bit, but it was pretty fun.
Wow, some nice work in here. You are able to bring things to a high polish, especially the studies. For the water environment, I think if you use the shoreline to lead the eye to the lights across you'll really get a pleasing piece. right now I'm steered quite strongly off the right side of the frame.
Anyway, like to see more!
Thank you for your words, Schraverus. I'll have them in my mind when creating something of my own.
Meanwhile, here're some gestures I made moments ago.
I found these brush settings quite comfortable for gesture studies. Note that there's a roundness jitter here.
Nice sketchbook you got here. Awesome painting skills, the Diane Kruger and the still life studies look good. As for those gestures, try not to draw the outline of the body, instead try and build them with gesture lines. Search for Sycra and Proko's gesture drawing videos on youtube, and look at some gesture drawings from Michael Hampton to get an idea.
Good luck, keep it up!
Thank you, razvanb08. I saw Proko's video and tried the technique. It's quite interesting that in just a few minutes I learned how to draw gestures relatively well (considering, I was doing that for the first time). But then I found it a bit boring. Outlining seems more fun to me, what is quite obvious.
I've also subscribed to Sycra video channel recently. Familiar with Michael Hampton's book and classes. Maybe it was explained in one of the videos, don't remember, but I don't really understand why I should draw gestures exactly like it is presented there. I've seen artists who draw them in different ways. Perhaps I should revise some of the info.
See I'm like a young profane rebel here. Don't know whether it's good or bad. Will see.
Did another study today. Couldn't finish it due to vastly changing light and other currently more important work. And I'm moving out of this apartment tomorrow, so it'll stay as it is. Or... I'll try to do something about it on my own, so it becomes a more useful kind of study.
Thanks, FalconessN! Will do .
I was trying to figure out how to paint sky. Things went messy. Besides I was using a second monitor for ref display (not a good one to say the least), and found out later that actually the colors were totally different. Oh well...
And another try from the other day.