So I've been here for about a couple of months and have hardly posted any art. I’ve only just gotten back into the art habit and it feels really good, so I think it’s time I start a sketchbook.
To start are a couple of selfportraits I painted today with photoshop and a mirror.
10 minutes, to see if I could do it in ten.
(i'm surprised these photobuckets still work!)
Last edited by Cercie; April 28th, 2011 at 05:23 PM.
Off to a nice start! Keep Posting! NOW! . .
I'm Burning A Hole In Your Mind...
hey there! nice start for a book. : D doing self-portraits like that is definitly good practice, just keep doing that and I'm sure you'll progress. Really try to anylize the shapes and form too, and get it as accurate as you can. The harder you stress those points the more your mind gets use to where they really lie, keep on rockin and a rollin. : D
Just posted and three comments! Yikes!
Thanks Death and Asoir, encouragement much appreciated!
Halos Chain, thanks for the ideas, I've been working on trying to be more accurate as i tend to just make a mess with the brushes and not get in close and work on details.
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Good job, Cercie. Almost looks like knees are too short, but all in all, really nice.
supressing the urge to say something immature, i'll just say nice work!
now, where's the reference? i should see it to check *ahem* likeness..
I supose I should follow suit as soon as I get time.
The "art Habit....." I like that
I just got around to starting a sketch book thread too.
unfortunately due to NDAs and all theres a lot I can post
but I have a costuming job this summer And I can post costume designs....
Any way keep it up
and grl fellowship rocks!
oh and mine's here
very well done cercie!
this is my favorite of the 3 for sure.
I would try working with bigger brushes and work down to softer smaller brushes for detailed areas.
keep it up and hurrah for peer pressure
Thanks for all the suggestions guys. Gasp an update!
Alright start off with some throw-aways.
a fishy doodle.
What would have been a throne room for the EoW, but I was about a day late and a dollar short.
And a fat guy with no arms.
Things to work on: arms and hands.
Last edited by Cercie; April 28th, 2011 at 05:28 PM.
I very much approve, even tho you are married.
Something about the face looks a little off to me tho, but i cant put my finger on it.. maybe you should try flipping the image horisontally and see if the error pops out?
Why is the fat guy smiling? He has no arms! And what a predicament he is in! Above him is the throne room, which he will havce trouble climbing with no arms, and if he cannot get there he cannot get the fish. And even if he could, he has no arms with which to catch the fish. And below him is a woman that he cannot even reach out and touch because he is armless!
The man has no reason to smile, I dissaprove.
hehe i like the fish and the fat guy - blood should be coming out of his arms and he should be smiling cuz he's a sick bad guy like on Sin City. haha!
i like the self portrait, but not just because i see your boobies... but beause you were bold enough and hot enough to post it. keep it up and make awesome pictures... draw your hubby. and post moree!!! MORE MORE MORE! hehe
Hey hey hey!
Thanks for the encoragement and suggestions people.
Matt: thanks for the kind words, and here's a little more, I don't seem to sketch often enough.
Bluemech: That's a very linear way of looking at the pictures, I hadn't though of it as a story, but its funny. Yeah I guess he shouldn't be grinning with no arms.
Slash and Fooxoo, thanks for the ideas, I haven't been back to the self-portrait since then but maybe I should. I'm such a lazy artist.
An update after what nearly a month?! Sheesh I'm pathetic, and only three sort of good things to show for it.
A pressie for my husband, he wanted me to paint the badger (a stuffed animal), this is from life, he's still sitting next to me.
This is my robot friend, kind of grew out of thin air. Still a bit messy but I've had enough of him.
And a very wip landscape I've been stuck on. I think I need to work on tonal value more, because when I desaturate it its very flat. Add it to my pile of flaws. =^)
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Love the badger cercie, you did very well on that one. One thing that i noticed is that there is a lot of sketchy stuff here, not so much finished drawings or even attempts at a more "finished look". I suggest you move on from doodling and think more about what you want to draw, work on compositions. Like the wip landscape. More of that
VERY nice work on the badger dear! I'm impressed.
Here's some suggestions to what you can do to fix that robot a little. A pitcture is better than atleast 100 words, and thats more than i wanna type out when i can do a quick paintover instead. Put this one over the original in photoshop and turn the layer on and off to see my changes clearly:
Ask and ye shall receive! Thanks listing.
Thanks for all the advice and support guys. I see what ya did Slashy, it did help him pop more, but I gave up on Mr. robot ages ago. =^\
james: I know what you mean, just doing anything is an accomplishment these days. ‘Mildly prolific’ I like it!
dirty_c: Thanks for the warm welcome. =^)
Johnny: I know what you mean about finishing things, though I think I better work on the actual drawing bit before I try anything else, the more I try the more I realize that I need to work on my basic technical skillz.
Xzacto: you’re a madman. ‘Nough said.
Its been a little over a month so I better get to it. It’s sad how little I’ve done in a month…
Guess I post my paintings in my sketchbook cause I don't think they're good enough to go anywhere else. Meh.
Anywah, I got this catalogue in the mail full of quite terrible clothing that I would probably never wear, but it is good for drawing pretty ladies in craptastic poses. I broke out a cheap ballpoint pen and my homemade sketchbook and off I went.
anywah, <3s and Xs and Os for all y'all.
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Well as nobody liked that batch, here's another one for you. Off that last page one of the silhouettes i thought i'd take and paint what the model is wearing. there is still something wrong with one of her elbows though.
Last edited by Cercie; April 28th, 2011 at 05:31 PM.
great stuff !!
keep at it !
the last one is hella' fine
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Claudia Schiffer? Good job. Post more often!
yes yes, the latest one is way freakin cool. i like the sketches too... keep at it. check out my sb too... i did so many of those cataloge girls... i think i'm sick of them now. lol!
sketch a ton!!!!