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11-01-2005, 08:08 PM
hey folks, i have been sketching for a while now, in the last few weeks i have progressed a bit
mainly due to the great tutorials by rebecca and slux, i would like to say that i mainly focused on getting better at shading.
i apologize for the bad quality of the pictures, i am using a digital camera to capture the sketches and its night time.
11-01-2005, 11:04 PM
Great to see your work thread! :) I am glad you've decided to set this up ~ would you mind if I renamed your thread to "Anatomy thread of warpyy"? This helps me to keep things consistent, and organized. :)
I really like your pieces here, and can see a lot of progress from you! The first drawing in particular is quite nice ~ was this done from photo reference?
I'd definitely like to see you delve into doing some anatomy studies soon. I think they would really help you out. :) Looking forward to seeing some more work from you!
11-02-2005, 04:22 AM
i dont mind you renaming the thread, but its not just an anatomy thread.
all my drawings are done while i am sitting in coffee shops in at night time,
i usually pick a someone that sits around me or a picture that is hanging off a wall.
and draw it. the waiter figure is realy a painting that was in a local coffee shop near here.
thanks for posting, guess you are the only one that liked this :)
I'am glad to see you have your own thread :) hehe and also that my little tut have helped you.
If you want to improve your figure drawing than I would recomment Loomis book - Figure Drawing its really great .. it will teach you right proportions and how to draw correct human figure but don't forget just reading itsn't enough and thats true for all these art books ... you have to practise everything what you read ... for example with this Loomis book I have drawn some of his demo pictures more that 50 times .... until I could draw it perfectly without reference ... but I'am still not finished with it :D .... and btw you can find all his books here http://www.saveloomis.org
Anyway just keep practising and don't worry if folks don't post many replies just keep going.
11-02-2005, 08:01 AM
thanks slux, i got the loomis books in pdf. all of them.
how about you poping on icq anytime soon :P
11-02-2005, 10:57 PM
Heya warpyy, :)
No prob then ~ the sketchbook title shall remain. How about, though, "Sketchbook of warpyy"? That way, if others want to create the same, I can keep things organized. Pleeeze? :)
Looking forward to seeing more work! :)
11-30-2005, 10:35 AM
some more drawings, i am getting better :p
12-02-2005, 02:18 PM
my teacher, this was done in a lecture while she is moving around. still wip
12-02-2005, 04:49 PM
Good to see your sketches! I think you are doing some nice observational drawings.
I would invite you also to participate in the 15 Minute Sketchathon, for which there are 2 threads:
I5 Minute Sketchathon - Thread 1: Reference (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=298699)
Where Reference Images are posted
(http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=295498)I5 Minute Sketchathon - Thread 2: Sketches (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=295498)
Where Sketches from the Reference Images are posted
Also check out the new:
Beginners' Lounge (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=297229)
Some great stuff going on there! :)
12-02-2005, 05:54 PM
seen those threads a couple of times, right now its not my cup of tea
i am still learning how to add more realistic details in my drawings.
thanks for the invite :)
12-02-2005, 06:06 PM
No problem warppy! :) Carry on. ;)
12-17-2005, 09:46 AM
inspired by nebs great art, done in a coffee shop, captured by a digicam.. quality shows :P
12-17-2005, 09:57 AM
hahah expliting the fact ur the first to see my character design tuts eh lol awesome warp 10:thumbsup:
12-31-2005, 08:38 AM
a bit blurry, but you can see where i was going with this.
i was trying some new eyes and eventually i have built a face around it.
01-03-2006, 05:42 AM
Keep going, warpyy! Great to see your update! :)
01-03-2006, 07:30 AM
thanks becca :)
01-03-2006, 10:43 AM
No problem warpyy! :)
01-03-2006, 10:46 AM
started with some painting :)
01-03-2006, 10:47 AM
WOW, nice stuff!! :thumbsup:
01-07-2006, 09:23 AM
the first two was done last night, the vamp one is under the inspiration i got from neb (link at the bottom !!)
the eyes and nose are of a friend of mine, as you can see (or not because of the crappy scanner, even the digicam is better, anyways..) as you can see it looks real :)
the last before 3rd was done quickly in school, and then rendered over a cafe the later on the same day.
the last one.. was a bad attempt at drawing someone who was moving constantly infront of me.. sucks
nebs vampire thread (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=307501)
01-07-2006, 12:39 PM
I think you are improving! :thumbsup:
I think someone's thread you should check out, if you have not already seen his work, is Erich's:
Anatomy Thread of Erich Schreiner (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=297560)
He's lately been doing a lot of master copies, which I think would be really useful for you to start doing at some point as well. :)
Looking good, keep going!
01-07-2006, 01:50 PM
i can actually feel myself getting better at this, i dont realy like doing masters stuff. i rather paint real life people :)
i will check this thread out, but from what i have seen so far, it seems that this dude is like 10 levels above me...
01-07-2006, 02:04 PM
cool stuff warpyy you're getting good! keep up the good work!:thumbsup: :thumbsup:
01-07-2006, 02:10 PM
No worries, it's good to look at people with more experience ~ gives us all inspiration! :)
But I understand about sticking to observational drawings ~ keep at 'em! :)
01-14-2006, 09:51 AM
okay i managed to finish the begining of the sketch above,
we went to our usual coffee shop and the same girl from last week came with us. so i decided to finish it, i learned a few things out of this:
1. the more detail you put into the facial parts, the more realistically it will get.
2. her hair was totaly different and i just couldnt draw it. so i made her hair smooth, which killed some of the portrait's charm.
3. i need to work on more lips, cheek, chins, hair.
REBECCA, NEB, CALISTO, PLEASE CLICK ON THIS BIGGER ONE !!
REBECCA, NEB, CALISTO, PLEASE CLICK ON THIS BIGGER ONE !!
<<bigger version>> (http://static.flickr.com/41/86358918_fa790b8a2f_o.jpg)
01-14-2006, 01:01 PM
Nice to see an update! I think the way you've observed the nose is quite nice ~ the lips could use a bit more work, but I do see that you are making progress. :)
Forgive me if I've asked you this already, but do you have in your possession any of the Burne Hogarth series of books?
I think these would be of real interest to you ~ as he breaks down form really amazingly well.
Of particular interest might be this one:
Drawing the Human Head (Paperback) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0823013766/sr=1-3/qid=1137247244/ref=pd_bbs_3/103-1006929-2180651?%5Fencoding=UTF8)
01-14-2006, 01:55 PM
nice work!! keep it up warpy!!:thumbsup: :thumbsup:
i like the nose also. very detail!!!:thumbsup: :thumbsup:
01-14-2006, 02:02 PM
@becca : no forgiveness needed :) nope have not heard of him, will check the book, it looks nice :)
@calisto : thanksies :)
about the nose, i am not fully satisfied with it, it has a flaw or two, i am however very satisfied with the eyes. you cant realy see the amount of detail the paper holds. please consider that this was taken with a digicam at 5MP then shrunk down 50% insize, saved as a level 10 jpeg, so 3 steps of losing so much detail.. shame but i cant help it or the picture would have been about 5MB in total.
thanks for all the love and support :)
01-14-2006, 02:07 PM
Burne Hogarth has a lot of great books (http://www.amazon.com/gp/search/ref=br_ss_hs/103-1006929-2180651?search-alias=aps&keywords=Burne%20Hogarth), any of which I would recommend.
The first one in this (partial) list I've already mentioned:
Drawing the Human Head (Paperback) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0823013766/sr=1-3/qid=1137251099/ref=pd_bbs_3/103-1006929-2180651?%5Fencoding=UTF8)
Dynamic Anatomy (Paperback) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0823015521/sr=1-1/qid=1137251099/ref=pd_bbs_1/103-1006929-2180651?%5Fencoding=UTF8)
Dynamic Figure Drawing (Paperback) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0823015777/sr=1-2/qid=1137251099/ref=pd_bbs_2/103-1006929-2180651?%5Fencoding=UTF8)
Drawing Dynamic Hands (Paperback) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0823013685/sr=1-6/qid=1137251099/ref=pd_bbs_6/103-1006929-2180651?%5Fencoding=UTF8)
Great books! I had one of his last classes ~ amazing person and teacher.
01-14-2006, 02:13 PM
thanks, i actually amazoned him just now.. looks very good.
right now i am using painter and doing some matt painting tutorial which is very fun atm.
01-14-2006, 02:18 PM
Great! :) I think if you started to copy from Hogarth's books, your knowledge of structure and form would increase dramatically! :thumbsup:
01-14-2006, 02:20 PM
will do that, maybe even today.
rebecca, am i going blind, or did you just add an msn icon *quickly adds rebecca* :)
01-16-2006, 11:26 PM
... some of it is okay
01-17-2006, 10:04 AM
01-17-2006, 10:16 AM
Keep it up warpy! Maybe try and blend the cloud more into the sky. It seems a little too solid right now. More wispy whisps and subtle tones.:)
I quite like this one:
01-17-2006, 05:35 PM
thanks man, i will try a new one, most of this cloud is happy accidents. i will try to replicate it somehow..
01-17-2006, 05:37 PM
Nice work, warppy!
I think you've got a nice technique going here. :) Any chance of seeing a full landscape? :)
01-17-2006, 05:39 PM
thanks rebecca, a full landscape.. umm sorry i am ...like... newb ? hehe
maybe in a few months :)
01-17-2006, 09:56 PM
belly muscles suck.. cant get the nack for it.
hand i love, hair... so so .. bah
rest will come
01-17-2006, 10:35 PM
01-17-2006, 10:41 PM
No sleep! Must finish! :D
Great motion. Better work on the abdomen too!
01-17-2006, 10:45 PM
hey, the pencil isnt mine, i just paint it. so no credits for me on the motion
01-17-2006, 11:17 PM
2 words, warppy...gray scale. :)
Time to work you over.
01-18-2006, 08:36 AM
so you want me to look at it in grayscale, i will, but if you mean i have to paint in gs, then.. i dont wanna :) i like my purrty colors.
i also have the tarazan book from bourne.
01-18-2006, 05:28 PM
01-18-2006, 05:30 PM
heh.. hmm ... yay
01-18-2006, 05:45 PM
nice work there warpy! the muscles look better now, and work more on the hair. overall i like it very much!:D
01-19-2006, 07:42 PM
update, is this a wip thread ??? blah
01-19-2006, 07:46 PM
haha yo warpy, u gettin kaded arent u lol not bad work, keep it up i dig the hair, add definition to the muscles!:thumbsup:
01-20-2006, 01:26 AM
the last one is interesting~neb is right about the muscles.:)
01-20-2006, 07:06 AM
yea neb is always right :)
tutorial : http://www.3dtotal.com/ffa/tutorials/photoshop/worn_metal/metal.asp
result : http://static.flickr.com/41/88706445_13ec18845a.jpg
01-20-2006, 07:08 AM
he should be blueish, muscle def.. good ?
01-20-2006, 12:14 PM
muscle rework, sword, hilt, face, background ??
01-20-2006, 02:57 PM
gun thingie, that you hold
01-21-2006, 08:59 AM
shake, i want to do your whispy clouds theme...
01-21-2006, 08:28 PM
good stuff there warpy. keep it goin. thanks for the smudge tool tip : )
01-21-2006, 09:20 PM
I think that last one is looking pretty decent ~ :) ~ I would just tone down the background a bit, as currently it is a bit overpowering. You want the focus to be primarily on the figure, not the gradient behind him, so if you desaturated / darkened the background a bit, I think this would improve the overall picture. :)
01-23-2006, 09:20 AM
01-25-2006, 11:18 AM
The last background is kind of cool, but it overpowers the figure...I would suggest toning down the background, or really reinforcing the rendering of the figure so that it can sustain the competition from the fireball in the back. :)
01-27-2006, 08:12 PM
01-28-2006, 03:39 PM
Nice work, warppy! :wip: Might I suggest softening the edges of the cloud, where the pink meets the lavendar...that should be a softer transition, I think.
01-28-2006, 04:14 PM
thanks, i hope i can make it look nicer... feeling kind of sick the last couple of days..
01-28-2006, 04:16 PM
Sorry to hear that, warppy! :sad: Don't worry...the clouds can wait. ;) Hope you feel better soon. :)
04-01-2006, 08:31 PM
okay back again,
its been a while since i have done anything, mostly due to crappy school projects.
here goes something :
04-01-2006, 09:00 PM
Nice to see your work here. :)
I think something you might do is to do several full sheets of just eyes, just nose, just lips, just ears, etc. ~ the only way to really get better at practicing features is to draw them from all tilts and angles ~ obviously, the more, the better. :)
Why not start with a sheet of eyes?
04-01-2006, 09:02 PM
yea i know, but when i think about it i say to myself, just one more head and thats it.. i love doing it all at once, it gives me the chills and its so much fun than just eyes and stuff.
i am also trying to do celeb heads right now. yay .
05-04-2006, 06:58 PM
hi rebecca :) yea you are probably the only one who responds here so...
anyways i found a local drawing class, the teacher is praised in many of the local forums and i have talked to a few of his studends, i think i'll start it next week.
okay, and now for the newest painting, i tried to paint clouds :)
without the light layer
05-04-2006, 07:24 PM
I am liking the upper version, though I think the rays should be a bit more parallel, and perhaps a bit more subtle. You might try taking your second version and adding rays on a different layer, and playing a bit with the blending modes for a subtle effect.
How are your figure studies going? :)
05-04-2006, 07:28 PM
too much homework to do anything descent :)
05-05-2006, 07:56 PM
more clouds, no stopping til i get it good
05-07-2006, 05:16 PM
Not bad, warpy, I think the cloud widths / heights are looking a little too uniform. Try varying them a bit to make the composition more interesting. :)
05-07-2006, 05:16 PM
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