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My name is Ameer and I am an aspiring artist. As far as the type of field of art? I have no clue. I wanted to go to a site that would nurture and enhance my growth of becoming a great artist if anything I from what Iíve seen, this is a great place to start.
I hope you all enjoy this ride and see some huge improvements over the course of this year and those that follow.
To start this sketchbook off, I would like to present to you all some sketches iíve done the past couple of days.
This SB will be updated regularly, I hope to post atleast something a day. With everything I do, please give me an honest, constructive and encouraging critique. That way I can spend more time making art and not continually making the same mistakes.
We've got some facial sketches, and some studies from Atomic Robo. But there's no robo..yet. Just, the Lackeys!
Oh. If the images are too big, let me know. I tend to draw on a canvas about 1600 X 1200.
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I forgot to mention that most of my work is currently in the digital medium. However, when I do big projects, I tend to do it all in pencil then scan it and finish it up on either Painter or Photoshop.
Here are some more sketches. They are all just some dynamic posing with little build up as I wanted my ideas to be freeflowing.
Here are some noses I was doing for a tutorial for corel painter 11.
This really rough sketch reminds me of the good ol' paintball days. Pistol in hand, the enemy pinned down, what's left to say but "Surrender or die?".
Hi there fellow new kid on the block!
Where's all the talking going on in these forums? So far things are a bit slow my way. Maybe I need to take a class? Anyway thanks so much for commenting on my sketchbook! I love your nose sketches and damn, I need to do more of those quick action sketches but I'm awful at them D:
"Beauty invites the mind into the heart."
--Ellen Grace O'Brian
Nice start here on your sketchbook. It looks like you have talent for movement. You are good at making motionless figures appear to be in motion.
In critique, I would advise that you start doing some serious anatomy study. Get a book on anatomy / figure drawing for artists and draw everything in the book. Study anatomy until you know the placement of each muscle and bone by heart. Then you will need to understand how these underlying structures affect the contour of the skin.
The good news is that it seems you are willing to put in the work. Now all you have to do is get to it!
@leahjayart: Yeah I did notice that it's been quiet haha. Thanks for looking at my SB! Yeah I've been looking at an old book from J.H Vanderpoel called the Human Figure. Published in 1907 I think it's an awesome read. Oh good practice is pose maniacs.com they give you 30 secs to draw a figure in any poses.
@BenjaminL: Thanks for the encouragement man. Yeah the book I'm reading and doing practice on pose maniacs, will help me get to where I want to be. I'll post my progress!
The basis for pretty much all of my movement gesture pieces! I present to you the Mannikin from no other than Loomis.
Vanderpoel up next!
i'm thinking, Anatomical art to Everything else: 3 to 1? My thought is if i do 3 anatomy studies to every piece of art I do, Wouldn't it triple my efforts of improvement? and each illustration would them be 3 times better than the previous?
Let me know!
Hey man! Great start so far, looks promising!
I have 1 critique: do resize the images before you upload them. For me it's no problem because I have a bis monitor, but you have to know that here are some guys online with smaller ones. I paint in 1600x1200px, too. But I resize them to about 800 px width. Additionally its a lot faster and everybody has a better overview!
I think your idea with that 3 on 1 is fine, for me it's about drawing some poses, learn some anatomy, draw still life, draw anything that comes into your mind, bring some ideas to the paper and last but not least one of the most important things: basics, basics, basics. Of everything, like shadows, light, cubes, cylinders etc.
Have fun and welcome here.
@Tasser: Thanks man!
I'm going to resize all of mine to about 800px myself. It'll definitely help with uploads.
Yeah the fundamentals are definitely important. Shading and light sourcing isn't my strong suit so that will be on my list for sure.
Thanks for the welcome! I'm having so much fun already!
Back again with another sketch this time spawning from a timeless book called "The Human Figure" written and drawn by J. H. Vanderpoel.
This sketch is of the torso. The red lines provide different key points in creating this figure.
Image two is slightly bigger than the first image- not intended but it still looks okay in my mind.
I resized the image down to 800pk however, I don't know if the quality went down as a result. My lines are still shaky (something to work on) so if it is not clear, let me know and I will size it accordingly.
hello there quickclaw..nice stuff you've got here...nice poses on the lackeys
@Boywonda1: Thanks man. Nice SB you have too.
I like the 'bone' mannequin posing stuff you have here. Good start with the studies, and keep it up with that trunk-building work!
@Ajax: Glad you like em!
I'm hoping to do a front and back view of the trunk so stay tuned!
From the jump, this was tough to pull off.
Man, drawing at work is something no one should do unless that's your job. Even though I work on CS5 for graphic design work, my leeway for drawing skeletons......ehh, let's just say it's won't go well with my supervisor.
LOL. Anyway, enjoy this trunk drawing and the back and 3/4 view coming up soon!
I might post other things before them though. (Forewarning!)
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You've got very nice things here...., I specially like your last studies, post maor!
My sketchbook - help me get better!
@fern- Thanks buddy! I'm definitely going to try and crank out 3 studies a day. Hopefully more when my Constructive Anatomy book comes in tomorrow.
Taking a Quick Break from the Trunk/ Torso studies, I wanted to sketch out some arms. Not the skeleton, but you do see remnants of the mannikin form.
Let me know what you all think!
Groovy work, man. Keep it up!
Amateur Artist. Professional Asshole.
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Rule #1 of depicting soldiers: KEEP THE DAMN FINGER OFF THE DAMN TRIGGER.
Thanks Falchion. I'm enjoying your SB with all the weaponry.
Tasser, thanks man! Yeah I can't wait to get this process in high gear!
I've been drawing and (faking- until- I- make- it) painting for as long as I could hold a pencil. But it's really been these past few months where I decided to become serious about improving my skills.
How about you man?
Yeah, drawing and posting everything and doing it everyday is a big stress reliever. Not that I'm stressed out everyday haha. I'm glad to be a motivator and I'm definitely getting inspired by you and everyone who wants to become better artists.
THIS. WILL. BE. SO. MUCH. FUN!
While I'm at it, here's a hands study. The last one is my hand!! Coolio IMO.
Just did this 25 mins ago. The one on the table... tricky to say the least. Hahah
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Great studies, keep it up man! Particularly like the one on post #20. If u need a better program for resizing images this is free and safe, its what I use, you can also edit and play with some cool features: http://www.photoscape.org/ps/main/download.php
@Abnormally: Thanks man! I'm going to try out Photoscape. I always like using new stuff anywho. Yeah I like #20 too, just have to have my lines more confident and they will have a bit of dynamism to them.
@raminafshari: Thanks! I have 5 books series from Bridgeman coming in today. I'm going to draw EVERYTHING in them haha!
Life drawings will definitely be in this SB! Just stay tuned because I will have atleast 3 new pieces EVERYDAY!!