power outage here...wont have power for long but cool stuff man. who knows you probably have power out too. its crazy. Later man keep up the studies!
jester - Definitely pick up the anatomy again...but I know...pirates are so fun!
Yessum - Thanks for the kind words! I definitely have a long way to go before I am good but I am trying! It has been 11 months since I started...wow...went by fast...and sometimes feels like a long time ago hehe.
To answer your question I don't really have a daily routine. Every spare second I have I know I should be drawing so I do that. I don't watch tv...etc... I get home from work and I check my email and start drawing. I definitely focus on doing anatomy studies as often as I can but when I feel like drawing a monster or something I do that...but I always try to incorporate everything with whatever I am doing...for instance: If you are going to draw a monster...why not crack open the anatomy book while you draw to make sure your anatomy is believable...etc... If a tight routine works for you definitely do that but the most important thing is to draw draw draw every second you get the chance...I am lazy by nature...it's a battle of wills everyday...but you have to fight and win every day if you want to succeed. Now let's see some art!
endregan - Oh stink man! You got hit by the power outage...wow I'm so sorry! Hopefully I'll hear from you soon to know that you are ok.
Also I never answered your question golgari....sorry!! But I know he wanted to know what pencils I used so I decided to show you the tools that I use when I am drawing...I use pretty standard stuff I guess...here is a picture (stole the idea of lining it all up from sparth )
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thanks for posting that pic with your stuff. it's really cool to see what other people are using to create their drawings. i was originally more interested in the question if you did use different pencils on those drawings of those monsters (or if you just drew it all with one pencil) - but this is nice to see, too =)
your latest sketches look good. i love the pen ones, especially those feathers. they are from reference, right?
maybe you should study the neck a bit. it's one of those important things that one overlooks much too fast....
the lips you drew are really nice. you can really feel the volume.
uh oh we have the same brand of pencils!! hehe
your nibs and tools look similar to mine good stuff/ but in canada the nibs u have dont exist or just are rare or called something different.
that torso study was great and the other drawins cool. i like to draw masks on my people sometimes too its great
You've been reading Bridgeman, haven't you?Originally posted by MindCandyMan
Things are crazy trying to pack my house up but gotta draw right!
BTW - who do you use for web hosting and how expensive is it?
Dragon - Yeah exactly hehe. I use http://www.creationstorm.com for my webhosting and they are fantastic...I have the 10 dollar a month plan because of the massiveness of this thread but you can get the 5 dollar a month plan and it's great! Definitely check them out.
endregan - Same pencils...but two different imaginations. Funny how one tool can be used so many different ways isn't it? Thanks for stoppin by bro. :o
golgari - Yeah the neck is definitely overlooked...It's definitely on my list of "things I need to study". To answer your question about those pencils I used 2b and 4b for that drawing hehe...sorry I didn't answer it before.
mlessard - That's what I like to hear! I look forward to seeing the great things you will do.
\Originally posted by jester
Wow, this heroic wagnerian opera guy looks great!
I love your willy too!!
your arm studies look better than mine!!
MCM those arm studies are great! I need to start doing more of those myself. Outside of class its so hard to find time to sit down and just draw for an hour. What atilier are you planning on going to?
btw nice wings on that helm. Wings were always one of the hardest things for me to draw
your willy drawing is really nice.
There is nothing wrong with using a photo to help you see things.
No one complains about life drawing,
so take a photo.
its easy, and will improve your piece greatly."
Iwasink, endregan, pandawhipped, mlessard, and jester...thanks for the compliments guys just so everyone knows I did this as a study of Willy Pogany's penwork...just wanted to make sure everyone knew that I didn't conceive of it...I was doing a study of one of his works...a large and intricate piece...I just liked this one guy in it so I pulled him out for a study. His work is amazing as well as franklin booth and joseph clement coll and bernie wrightson...I will be doing a lot of studies from them in the future because pen and ink is really hard and takes a lot of precision and I find I can learn a lot from doing studies of these masters of the pen. This most recent study is really sloppy...I love how working with a pen forces you to be precise and intentional about your marks.
I am going to this atelier in south dakota pandawhipped:
Lemme get the link...I started a thread about it as well...here's the link:
mlessard - Everything total that I use my webspace for (ftp and everything included is like 4 gigs of transfer a month...but my website isn't finished yet hehe...but that won't have a lot of traffic I'm sure till my art is a lot better hehe.)
hey mindcandyman, that are some great studies...
i just today received my bridgman book, i'll have a look at it tonight, i guess (i hope...). from what i saw in a quick lookover i think i'll have to get used to his way of using line, though. looks a little strange to me. your linework looks much more familiar =)
that pogany study rocks bigtime. i like how well you managed to transfer that look in his eyes. it really looks like this opera-like-expression-of-fear-mixed-with-devotance.
Question about your art supplies.
Do you ever have trouble with smearing when you erase with a kneaded eraser? It seems every time i try one it smears the pencil lines.
Oh, and you should try the "Pentel Clic Eraser". It erases jsut as well as a mars one, but its more long than wide. It really helps when erasing details.
Don't just practice. Also Practice the right things, the right way.
wow, you have inspired me more than anyone else for a very long time, ive only just seen this thread, and i really belive now that i can improve. give another year and your going to be VERY big in the concpet art world. your proportions have become so much more accurate and your ideas so much more original .
brillaint line drawing and pening.
thanks for the inspiration to carry on .:beer:
golgari - Bridgman rocks! You will love that book. Yeah it does take a while to get used to ...but once you figure him out you will fall in love with him. Thanks for the encouragement.
pencil - Sometimes it smears if a piece of lead is caught in it or something like that but not otherwise. I would try getting this specific brand "Design" kneaded erasers... http://www.dickblick.com/zz215/02/pr...m=0&ig_id=1353 Get the biggest one ...I order like 15 at a time when I get them hehe. It also could be the paper you are using. Make sure you are using paper that is suited for drawing...good old fashioned regular laser jet...or copy machine paper works great. I have one of those pentel erasers as well they are really good. I use my razor blade to cut it to a sharp point to get into small areas...I forgot to add that to that picture.
jharford - That's awesome man I glad I could inspire you. I hope you are right...one more year...that would be great! I will try my hardest to see that it happens! I'm glad to hear that the ideas are becoming more original as well because even if you can render perfectly...as a concept artist...the idea is paramount. Thanks again man I look forward to seeing your work!
Hey everybody...I am working on my painting for thunderdome 6....I only worked on the sky and the tree a bit tonight...I will be working on and off on this...I'm determined to finish it though hehe. I am making this as a companion to nivbed's "Dormant Walkers" painting...lemme know your thoughts if you can on the tree and the sky so far. P.S. - That green thing isn't a monster with two eyes and a smile...hehehe...it is a monster but I realized when I erased the upper portion it looked like two eyes and a smile...that's not it haha.
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im learning, be gratefll for you to check out my first digital painting after getting out my wacom. hope you like it.,
might have to play with copy and pasting url till i get webspace
keep it up , ill look for you in credits next year /
Nice work so far Mindcandyman. Love the sky so far, the colors are great. and good thing you pointed out that that's not the whole monster, because I totally thought that was two eyes and a mouth.
You perspective grid seems a little severe at the bottom...the base of the (candle?) looks pretty distorted. maybe pushing your VPs out to the sides more would help. Also I wondered, how did you draw those lines, did you do it in photoshop? do you have a technique for geting them evenly spaced and all straight and to the same point? that would be helpful... anyway, looking forward to progress on this one.
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yeah, the sky and the tree looks great so far. just make sure that you go over all of the smudged areas again when continuing, making them more solid and keeping things seperated (sky from ground from tree...)
and i too thought that it was a monster with two eyes and a mouth
the stuff down there on the grid looks strange, but you said you didn't really work on that at all, so i won't comment about that. i'm not really able to make out what it's supposed to be anyway
jharford: maybe you should open your own thread. there are a lot of people around here with sketchbooks (there's even an own forum for it, in the "sketches"-section).
your painting is a little bit flawed (the lips are too left, for example), but i like the style you used
jharford - The most encouraging thing to me about your image jharford is that you took the time to make the proportions correct and to make the eyes in line with each other...and other things that rookies like myself miss when we first try to do a portrait. That is very good news...because that means you already have an eye for detail and can notice when something is off. Two things about art make it good...seeing what is wrong...and knowing how to fix it. No one draws anything perfect the first time. Some criticism of the pic would be that the eyes are too "almond" shaped...real eyes don't look like that and you left no space for that inner part of the eye...tear duct or something like that? That little loop in the inner (closest to nose) part of your eye. Also the shading you have placed doesn't reinforce the structure of the face...there are places that it does but it's too rigid. Do some skull studies and it will help with this type of thing. Definitely definitely good for a beginner. Keep it up bro I want to see more!
Jeff Gran - Hey Jeff...yeah I was going to do something with that grid but I changed it so I just painted over it hehe. Lemme create a tutorial on how to space those evenly...I will get back to you on that.
golgari - Yeah I will go over and add more detail...etc... when I get further along...for now just blocking things in and all...I am flying by the seat of my pants because I have NO clue what I am doing hahah. Man...I can't wait till I get to pantura so I can figure out how the heck to paint hehe.
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hey jon i like that piece its crazy cool. do a couple ideas before u settle on one piece for like composition and perspective then work really hard on one u really like
btw GET ON MSN!
MindCandyMan, that sky looks awesome! Good job!
To Pencil Soldier and anybody else who have a problem with smearing kneaded erasers: Make a habit of constantly kneading those erasers. This keeps them clean and you never have to throw them away because they have become dirty. In my sktechbook thread I have made a scan of my tools and you can see how light colored my eraser still is: It's still the first one I bought three years ago and I'm using it ever since.
hey, that painting is going in a good direction! very cool lighting, makes the whole scene pretty dramatic!
another thing that pretty good is that you thought of how the light he holds affects the surroundings, like his arm or the reflection in his eye.
hm. maybe you should throw some of that light down onto that hole down below the light, too?
Looking good bro.
That painting is looking wicked cool! You always manage to surprise me.
I'm looking forward to seeing where this goes.
Good job man
Wanted: 30 chinamen and a zeppelin for an elaborate practical joke... can you help?
agreed with sparth. the sky is awesome.
i believe you are in south dakota now...thats awesome
good luck starting school man its gonna be great!! update us every now and then (I know well all be busy know that school is back in)
Good luck and Ill seeya when you get internet service :p
hehe later bro
when are you going to post some of the new stuff?
Haven't checked this thread in a while... your last revision of the piece you did for the deceased T-Dome 6 compitition looks fantastic. Keep up the good work, bro.