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Wick3dParticle
03-13-2006, 07:40 PM
Thank you for the replies Queensoul & Rebeccak, its crazy that I havent noticed this earlier. I am going to try and participate more often in the traditional forums too...

Gord-MacDonald
03-14-2006, 03:46 AM
becca - hehe - sights for sore eyes (hey you just had to view it :rolleyes: ).

queenie - nice face, I like the brush handling in your japanese girl.

wick3dparticle - nice work.


a little easier on the eyes:

http://cg2020.com/111_speedpaints/From2006Mar01/2006mar13_1b.jpg

Gord

Rebeccak
03-14-2006, 03:50 AM
Gord,

Do you do any 3D?

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

adiere
03-14-2006, 02:31 PM
My last tries, line only:
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f66/adiere/drawing/doodles.jpg

Rebeccak
03-14-2006, 05:40 PM
adiere,

Nice work on the 9 and 11 minute ones especially. Nice to see you back, btw. :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

redehlert
03-14-2006, 08:24 PM
finally back in the game.

http://www.cognitionstudio.com/anatomy/031406_redlrt_20m.jpg

Rebeccak
03-14-2006, 08:30 PM
Nice one Dave! :wip: I like how he's kung fu'ing his way out of the Anthony Ryder envelope! :D

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

redehlert
03-14-2006, 08:34 PM
ah....so you know of my kung-fu!....i feel as naked as a freshly stripped bamboo shoot. ;)
translation - thanks!

Rebeccak
03-14-2006, 08:45 PM
No prob Dave! I'm going to try to kick out a decent one of these today...no pun intended. :D

Cheers, :)

~Rk

Gord-MacDonald
03-14-2006, 11:24 PM
Gord,

Do you do any 3D?

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

I made a start awhile ago - here are two of my first attempts. \
(I have long way to go - but hey what else is new - *busy*busy*busy*)

http://cg2020.com/111_3d/EmalienInteriorCrossSection.jpg

http://cg2020.com/111_3d/TeethOPT.jpg

Gord

Gord-MacDonald
03-14-2006, 11:26 PM
redelhert - very nice!


Gord

Rebeccak
03-14-2006, 11:58 PM
Arrghh!! I think I am getting worse and not better. :D

Ok, Dave, I see your Kung Fu guy and raise you a slightly feminized, not to mention fuzzy, religious icon (not to be taken as an endorsement of the big J, his licensors, or distributors) :D *phew!* :D

This took around 30 minutes, though admittedly, after about 25, I started cursing, and as a result, began to feel guilty. :D

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/15%20min%20sketch/March_sketch-02B.jpg

I actually did a worse one yesterday, whoops! It got deleted. :D

Gord,

Cool to see your 3D beginnings! I thought some of your more abstract drawings might be interesting in 3D. :) Sort of like Bilbao (http://www.arch2.polimi.it/Eventi/Mostre/Immagini_mostre_italia/Bilbao%20ok.jpg) or something. :)

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

redehlert
03-15-2006, 12:08 AM
Gord - thanks! mmmm.....teef! i blow at 3D....lol!
fyi - lower canines are generally longer than the upper canines. :)

RK - i know how you feel!! point me to that image and i'll give that one a go tomorrow. perhaps i'll be cursing in kind. :)

Cheers!
D

Rebeccak
03-15-2006, 12:17 AM
Big J can you hear may! :D

http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=2879519&postcount=25

Erm...apparently not...:D

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

Gord-MacDonald
03-15-2006, 01:23 AM
Gord - thanks! mmmm.....teef! i blow at 3D....lol!
fyi - lower canines are generally longer than the upper canines. :)
Cheers!
D

so do I (but I wanna work on it :) )
note to self: don't show 3d anatomy models in the same forum as a biomedical illustrator! :D


Gord,
Cool to see your 3D beginnings! I thought some of your more abstract drawings might be interesting in 3D. :) Sort of like Bilbao (http://www.arch2.polimi.it/Eventi/Mostre/Immagini_mostre_italia/Bilbao%20ok.jpg) or something. :)

Becca - Just might happen :thumbsup:

Gord

Ego
03-15-2006, 06:32 AM
Redehlert , nice movement there. Anthony Ryder rocks.
Becca I see your airbrushed Christ and raise you the war paint lady, sans her warpaint.
This took me 45 minutes. I was in the middle of the 15 minute sketch when I got a call and kept blending away during the call.
http://www.queensoul.com/images/sketchathon/sketchathon3b.jpg

adiere
03-15-2006, 06:57 AM
Hi Rebecca,

I posted around here from time to time, here is the list of posts if you wanna remind of me:

this thread
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=2969328&postcount=1181
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=3121548&postcount=1215
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=3172597&postcount=1238
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=3299341&postcount=1443
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=3342616&postcount=1504

Master copy thread
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=3121540&postcount=196
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=3183895&postcount=202

btw, all is traditional

Gord-MacDonald
03-15-2006, 11:33 AM
queenie - great eyes in this one!

Gord

Ego
03-15-2006, 12:44 PM
Good job Adiere.

And Tizianoadmirer, excellent refs btw. Merci.

Rebeccak
03-15-2006, 01:22 PM
Gord,

Sweet! :)

Queensoul,

Nice work! The ante has been upped! :thumbsup:

adiere,

No, I edited that out, I had you confused with someone who does mostly digital work there for a split second...it's my early onset Alzheimer's catching up with me. ;)

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

adiere
03-15-2006, 01:32 PM
Thanks everybody. Great work all.

Ego
03-15-2006, 01:45 PM
No, I edited that out, I had you confused with someone who does mostly digital work there for a split second...it's my early onset Alzheimer's catching up with me. ;)

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak
LOL, its amazing you still have a modicum of sanity, with all you do around here.
:love:

redehlert
03-15-2006, 03:56 PM
so do I (but I wanna work on it :) )
note to self: don't show 3d anatomy models in the same forum as a biomedical illustrator! :D Gord

Amen, Gord!
And don't let my presence ever stop you from showing your work. :) I just happen to read alot of anatomical shite in hopes of improving just like you. LOL.

RK - thanks for the link to the statue image! I'll play with that later on today!

[edit] Okay, Rebecca and company - this image really kicked my butt. I only wanted to put 15 minutes into it and ended up frustrated and a holy failure. ;)
That said, I humbly submit a 35 minute entry and hope you'll forgive the:
a) over the time limit issue
b) disproportions extraordinaire!

http://www.cognitionstudio.com/anatomy/031506_redlrt_35m.jpg

Cheers,
Dave

Rebeccak
03-15-2006, 08:30 PM
Nice work Dave! It would be great to see that sinuous S curve exxaggerated along the left side of his body ~ hope the big J doesn't think I'm getting fresh, LOL! :D

BTW...it is not mine to forgive...:wise: :D

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

redehlert
03-15-2006, 08:36 PM
Oh heck yah! I totally failed to bring the bottom of the 'S' in by not tapering in the left thigh as it would naturally do due to the oblique angle of the femur from outside to midline. Duh!
Hmmm....maybe I'll have to do this one again. :)
Cheers!
D

Rebeccak
03-15-2006, 08:40 PM
LOL I wouldn't say do it again, maybe just take it back to the lair and gnaw on it a bit, as it's definitely worth pursuing! :thumbsup:

One time...at art camp...:D

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

eh
03-16-2006, 04:36 AM
Hi! I just found this thread and find it awesome, id love to do the irc thing but not sure what time 2 meet (also i dont know how to use irc)


look forward to meeting u all.


-ero

Rebeccak
03-16-2006, 04:47 AM
Originally posted by da_maxx_82: Hi! I just found this thread and find it awesome, id love to do the irc thing but not sure what time 2 meet (also i dont know how to use irc)

look forward to meeting u all.
Welcome aboard! Nice sketch! :)

Meet Queensoul...queen of IRC amongst other things. :)

@Queensoul...

Go Queensoul...it's your birthday... ;)

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

michael-olszak
03-16-2006, 02:25 PM
Love this thread. i want to learn more about drawing correct anatomy so i think this is the place to practice.

i'll be joining in today hopefully, just need to find some time tonight.


cheers

Ego
03-16-2006, 05:06 PM
hi erin . Welcome to the sketchathon. Nice sketch and yes please you can join us in irc whenever you choose.

You can download mirc www.mirc.com (http://www.mirc.com)
server is irc.freenode.net
join #cgsociety


Nice drawing of the J man redelhert.

Houkah
03-16-2006, 08:44 PM
I grabbed the reference from the ref. thread. Not sure if i did this right... anyways 8 mins in photoshop. Just a quicky.

http://www.mikechung.com/images/BRsketch.jpg

Rebeccak
03-16-2006, 09:05 PM
Cr@sH,

Welcome aboard, looking forward to seeing your work! :)

Houkah,

Hey there, welcome aboard as well! Yep, looks like you did things right to me! :) Any reason you went for just 8 minutes vs. 15? Just curious. :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

Houkah
03-16-2006, 09:18 PM
After 8 minutes i just didn't want to keep adding to it. So i basically drew until i had the basic shapes down and then looked at the clock and 8 minutes had passed. Here's another that's the full 15 minutes... i spent a few minutes trying to fix the buildings perspective to no avail :(.

http://www.mikechung.com/images/br2.jpg

Gord-MacDonald
03-17-2006, 02:59 AM
imaginary quickies


http://cg2020.com/111_speeddraw/from_2006mar16/2006mar15a.jpg


http://cg2020.com/111_speeddraw/from_2006mar16/2006mar15b.jpg


http://cg2020.com/111_speeddraw/from_2006mar16/2006mar15c.jpg


http://cg2020.com/111_speeddraw/from_2006mar16/2006mar15d.jpg

Gord

Gord-MacDonald
03-17-2006, 03:31 AM
Amen, Gord!
And don't let my presence ever stop you from showing your work. :) I just happen to read alot of anatomical shite in hopes of improving just like you. LOL.
Cheers,
Dave

Rock on Dave! :buttrock:

Gord:
(hey wait a minute - Im 50 years old - like whats with the buttrock - oh I know - Im listening to ACDC - like real LOUD!!! ) :twisted:

Gord:
I mean really - grow up :rolleyes:

Gord:
uh sorry :shrug:

(this personal dialogue could go on forever...)

okay - I am going to last word myself:

Rock on Dave! :buttrock:


Gord
(dont mind me I have been dipping into the sauce :argh: )

redehlert
03-17-2006, 03:15 PM
lol, Gord! As long as you don't get into an argument with yourself, internal dialogue is a-ok in my book. ;)
Imaginary studies are rich - the first one is my fav of the bunch...very caricature like.
I'd love to see more studies from you based on the images posted in the thread. I won't be able to do any postings in this thread until next week. Final wrap up on a competition over in conceptart. :)
Cheers and thanks for the comments and suggestions on my studies. You all make me feel very welcome.
D

michael-olszak
03-18-2006, 07:01 PM
Here is my first in Photoshop. about 20 Min work. NEED TO PRACTICE MORE !!

Nothingness
03-18-2006, 07:07 PM
damn nice sketch cr@sh !

i wished i had some time to do some sketching to. I'm to busy with the journey challenge :banghead:

I just put up a timer and stop sketching when it goes off :argh:
And compared to me you already got enough practice :applause:

Ego
03-19-2006, 05:02 AM
cr@sh, very very nice! :thumbsup:

PaulHellard
03-19-2006, 06:52 AM
Back again for a Sunday night try. Must apologise for my bad choice of brushes. I'm sure if i'd thought about it, I would have noticed that for side lit skin, a large soft dusting brush would have been better.
http://www.hellardmedia.com/Assets/15min/girlweb%20.jpg


I'm sure we all get the idea though.

btw Great work crush.

Rebeccak
03-21-2006, 02:03 AM
Great to see this thread alive...nice work guys...Paul, great to see you here! Looks like your sketching is becoming more confident! :thumbsup:

Okay, nothing special but I needed to contribute to this thread:

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/15%20min%20sketch/March_sketch-02C.jpg

Photo ref from Hong Ly's site, characterdesigns.com. Around 11-15 minutes.

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

michael-olszak
03-21-2006, 06:03 PM
Thanks for the feedback guys, any crits??

Here is another one. about 17 minutes.

Rebeccak
03-21-2006, 06:12 PM
michael-olszak,

Ooh, that last one is really nice! Better reference definitely helps! :thumbsup: BTW check out the great reference posted to my friend Hong Ly's site here:

http://www.characterdesigns.com/index.php?sitepage=photosets

I use a lot of his photos for the Open Figure Drawing Workshops, all of which are linked here:

http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=2602753&postcount=3

Definitely check them out, they're a great way to do more in~depth drawing / painting study! We will be starting a new one late Sunday / early Monday. Anyone is welcome to join! We will likely be doing a Caravaggio Master Copy, and / or will be using Photo Reference from Hong's site. :)

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

michael-olszak
03-22-2006, 01:33 PM
nice Photo's, very good reference material. i'll be very bussy comming weeks i think. :)
also the Open Figure Drawing thread is very interesting, althoug i'm not sure if i'll be able to pull something like this off. i think i'll give it a shot.

BTW, nice schetch Rebeccak. I always have trouble with keepin things simple.


cheers.

Nothingness
03-22-2006, 01:40 PM
ok, been a while but seems like painter isn't quite my thing!

http://users.skynet.be/nothingness/2d/sketch_10.jpg

Rizo
03-23-2006, 08:38 PM
Hello everyone, i'm kind of "environments" guy and i'm trying to get better the "characters" and antomy issues... so i'm new in the 15 minutes forum :) .
I took this image from the references section of this forum, and make my image in Photoshop in 15 minutes, i didn't pick the colors from the original.
http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/4694/humansketch5aa.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
C-ya

Ego
03-24-2006, 05:48 AM
Nothingness, See those strokes on your piece? Thats one of the reasons I love painter. You just have to play with it some more and you'll fall in love with it.
Rizo: welcome to the sketchathon. I am so jealous of your environment design background. I can play with characters all day long, but if I try to put them in an environment, I fail miserably. Your sketch is also very nice. Have fun here.

Here is one of the newer refs from tiziano; Great refs there :thumbsup:
I didnt have time to blend this one. Although I intend to play with it some more but change some things and if it turns out right, use it for an avatar.
http://www.queensoul.com/images/sketchathon/sketchathon4asm.jpg

Maladie
03-24-2006, 09:10 AM
Hello everyone, I'm new here too. I have been trained as a writer, but right now more interested in CG and 3D-animation. I've decided to work on my basic drawing skills... this seems good practice!

Did the tiziano-ref, about 15 min. work:

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e334/rava1981/practice/240306.jpg

trying to work on the values...

Rebeccak
03-24-2006, 01:33 PM
Nothingness,

Nice sketch, I think this is starting to have a nice feel!

Hiya Rizo,

Welcome aboard! :) I like the quality to your sketch, it has a lot of potential! Looking forward to more!

Queensoul,

Nice start to the face! It would be great to see you develop this piece! :thumbsup:

Maladie,

Hey, great to see you here! Nice value study, I think it's great to see you doing that! :)

A big special thanks to tizianoadmirer for providing so many great References! This takes a huge burden off of me, and I really appreciate the contribution! :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

tizianoadmirer
03-24-2006, 01:54 PM
A big special thanks to tizianoadmirer for providing so many great References! This takes a huge burden off of me, and I really appreciate the contribution! :)


My pleasure, Rebecca. I immensely enjoy to see what all the amazing artists here can do with these, so sketch away, I've just posted a new, huge serie :)

Nothingness
03-24-2006, 02:07 PM
hey queensoul, i guess painter is preferred for these kind of things, but it is almost like my 15 min. were up sooner than when i use photoshop. I'll do a photoshoppy for now and will try painter some more often.

Nothingness
03-24-2006, 02:46 PM
okay, i'm back, and now with some 15min photoshop sketchin'
i work so much faster in photoshop than painter. I should work more often with painter to get the feel of it. But for now not much time.

Cheers`

http://users.skynet.be/nothingness/2d/sketch_11.jpg

Rizo
03-24-2006, 03:43 PM
Nothingness, See those strokes on your piece? Thats one of the reasons I love painter. You just have to play with it some more and you'll fall in love with it.
Rizo: welcome to the sketchathon. I am so jealous of your environment design background. I can play with characters all day long, but if I try to put them in an environment, I fail miserably. Your sketch is also very nice. Have fun here.


Hi Queensoul, well i've been using Painter (IX) the last 14 mothns and a few weeks ago i discover that the pressure sencitivity in Photohshop is way better than it is on Painter, that made me change to Photoshop as my main drawing software...
And thanks for the coments on my environments, i just want to be abble to mix character and backgrounds... :)

Rebeccak
03-25-2006, 02:32 PM
Nothingness,

Nice atmosphere to this one! :)

Today's 15 min from tiziano's great ref:

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/15%20min%20sketch/15-Minute-Sketch_01.jpg

Nothingness
03-25-2006, 02:39 PM
looking sweet rebecca!

i also love to paint with light instead of shadow.
I'll try some more soon

Rebeccak
03-25-2006, 02:41 PM
Heya, thanks Nothingness! :) I finally got my groove back. :D

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

Ego
03-25-2006, 03:10 PM
Becca that is one sweet study! :thumbsup:

Rebeccak
03-25-2006, 03:11 PM
Thanks Queenie! LOL I just saw your signature! :scream: *rock!* :thumbsup:

digital-bobert
03-25-2006, 03:12 PM
Hey guys, great idea! Here's my attempt... 15min. Started on a scanned image of my sketchbook paper

http://www.imaginismstudios.com/images/forums/15min.jpg

Ego
03-25-2006, 03:14 PM
Thanks Queenie! LOL I just saw your signature! :scream: *rock!* :thumbsup:

hahah, its a great quote. This way I wont forget ;)

Ego
03-25-2006, 03:15 PM
Boooooooooooooooooooobbyyyyyyyyyyy! Sweet Sketch :D

Rebeccak
03-25-2006, 03:39 PM
Hey, great to see you here Bobby! :thumbsup:

Last one for today I think, 15 min, not as successful, but damn, Ahnold has a lot of mahsculls! :D

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/15%20min%20sketch/15-Minute-Sketch_02_Ahnold.jpg

I may work on this one a bit more...

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

digital-bobert
03-25-2006, 04:16 PM
Thanks Rebeccak, Queensoul! It was a great exercise! Hope to do more in the future

Rebeccak
03-25-2006, 04:22 PM
Sweet, Bobby! :)

A little update on Ahnold...untimed. (I'm cheating). :D

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/15%20min%20sketch/15-Minute-Sketch_02A_Ahnold.jpg

EDIT: another update:

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/15%20min%20sketch/15-Minute-Sketch_02B_Ahnold.jpg

Rebeccak
03-25-2006, 06:37 PM
Well, this has long since ceased to be a 15 minute exercise, but here is an update nonetheless...:D

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/15%20min%20sketch/15-Minute-Sketch_02C_Ahnold.jpg

EDIT: "Final" :D


http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/15%20min%20sketch/15-Minute-Sketch_02E_Ahnold.jpg

Nothingness
03-25-2006, 09:52 PM
fun never the less Rebekka !!!

just a great one

michael-olszak
03-26-2006, 09:11 AM
Wow nice work guys,


Rizo, Nothinkness- very nice job guys. lookin good.
Rebeccak (http://forums.cgsociety.org/member.php?u=148587) - as usual i'm amazed, awesome sketch girl. those Arnie drawings are the bomb.
digital-bobert (http://forums.cgsociety.org/member.php?u=49534)- very cool, looks amazing, just a few strokes. awesome man.

I have to get drawing and ,make some progress i see.

see ya around

Nothingness
03-26-2006, 10:22 AM
Nothinkness

that would be a great name !! :bounce:

cheers

Ego
03-26-2006, 11:41 AM
Becca, you did a great job on Arnie!

Rebeccak
03-26-2006, 05:30 PM
michael-olszak,

Thank you! Looking forward to your sketches. :)

Queensoul,

Thanks! :D Counting down the days to Florence? :)

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

Ego
03-26-2006, 06:25 PM
Queensoul,

Nice start to the face! It would be great to see you develop this piece! :thumbsup:


~Rebeccak
Yes ma'am :). Kinda roughing all the elements in.
Florence? Oh yeah, definitely counting the days. http://www.queensoul.com/images/wip/angel1csmall.jpg

Helens
03-27-2006, 02:25 AM
digital-bobert: I love how you captures the precise likeness with so few brushstrokes. Awesome job!
Rebeccak: AMAZING GOVERNATOR! :O Just wow.
Queensoul: Love how the painting's coming along. :)


Picked 2 kind of (okay, really) old refs... Plus, I wanted to see if I could do the pointy lady any better than the first time I did it.

http://www.freakachu.org/hitomi/images/20min_scan.jpg

I need a lot more practice with watercolor.

tizianoadmirer
03-27-2006, 06:28 AM
Florence? Oh yeah, definitely counting the days.

Queen, I just added a ref of the "battle of the centaurs", a marvel carved by Michelangelo around age 16 !
This a truly magnificent piece, if you have the time during your trip to visit the Casa Buonarroti (http://www.casabuonarroti.it/) , where this sculpture is stored together with other works by the artist, you won't regret it.

Ego
03-27-2006, 07:44 AM
Queen, I just added a ref of the "battle of the centaurs", a marvel carved by Michelangelo around age 16 !
This a truly magnificent piece, if you have the time during your trip to visit the Casa Buonarroti (http://www.casabuonarroti.it/) , where this sculpture is stored together with other works by the artist, you won't regret it.

Have I told you how awesome you are?

tizianoadmirer
03-27-2006, 08:47 AM
http://www.hash.com/forums/style_emoticons/default/blush.gif Well Queen, I simply happen to know Florence (and other Italian cities, for that matter) quite well.

Rebeccak
03-27-2006, 04:54 PM
Queensoul,

The face is really looking great, I just think the body and arms need some love. ;) The purple element behind is quite interesting, what is it? :)

ComradeBitter,

Thanks for the compliment! :) It's great to see your participation here! I wonder, is watercolor really the best medium in which to work? I personally could never get watercolor to really work for me, and dislike that I can't really change much once it's down. I like your pencil lines, and would really like to see more of that! I also think your digital work is quite nice, and would love to see you push that medium further! :thumbsup:

tizianoadmirer,

Thanks again for all the great ref! :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

Ego
03-27-2006, 05:17 PM
Queensoul,

The face is really looking great, I just think the body and arms need some love.

Yep. Still wipping it. Although I didnt work on it today. Too much work in the office

The purple element behind is quite interesting, what is it? :)
Playing around with different shapes and positions of angel wings. :P



~Rebeccak
Yes you are :P

Maladie
03-28-2006, 03:57 PM
Did another value study. Nothing much to say about it really, here it is:

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e334/rava1981/practice/280306.jpg

Maladie
03-28-2006, 03:59 PM
Oh, NB: used a ref from thread 1 and took 10-15 minutes to do this. Tried not to use the blender too much because I tend to disguise wrong lines that way:).

Rebeccak
03-28-2006, 04:09 PM
Queensoul,

LOL! :)

Maladie,

Nice work with this! You might want to check out the last several posts on Mr. Mu's thread, starting with post 148:

http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=310888&page=10&pp=15

He's kind of similarly avoided blending, but blending isn't always such a bad thing! :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

Helens
03-29-2006, 04:09 AM
ComradeBitter,

Thanks for the compliment! :) It's great to see your participation here! I wonder, is watercolor really the best medium in which to work? I personally could never get watercolor to really work for me, and dislike that I can't really change much once it's down. I like your pencil lines, and would really like to see more of that! I also think your digital work is quite nice, and would love to see you push that medium further! :thumbsup:


Well... Watercolor is probably not the best medium for figure studies period (although Zhu Zhu's work constantly proves me wrong), and I'm not anywhere near as good with watercolor as I am with digital (which says a lot, because I'm far from good with digital ;) ), but I think it'd be really nice to learn to use at least one traditional medium properly - I don't have the patience or neatness for pencls (I hate sharpening pencils and shading with mechanical ones takes too much work), charcoal is far too messy and I don't have any newsprint or fixant anywhere, same goes with pastel and oil pastel (though I'd like to try out at least one of those fully soon), and... watercolor is quic and neat unless I flood my desk. :) I'm pretty certain I can get a considerable amount of detail into it, if I resist the urge to make the entire page into a river at every opportunity... Which I haven't been able to do so far. But I'll definitely try to improve and learn self control in the near future. :)

I think my next few pieces (probably over the weekend... stupid SATs!) will be digital like you advised, though. :) I think I finally got the grasp of Painter, so that'll be quite exciting.

Edit: Holy crap, sorry, I didn't mean to write my life story!

Ego
03-29-2006, 05:45 AM
Wrote a whole piece and lost it during posting. :(
Comrade, your watercolor piece was nice. I've never been able to work in that medium and have been known to break down and cry in watercolor class. You should develop it if you like it. Check this out. I never knew watercolor could do that. love love love. You should definitely visit Paul's gallery. http://www.paulwmccormack.com (http://www.paulwmccormack.com/)
http://www.paulwmccormack.com/images/hopebigdk.jpeg

Helens
03-29-2006, 05:56 AM
Queenie, you're lying! There's no way that's watercolor! It's photos that they ran through some Painter filter! It has to be! ;_;
But honestly, hot damn. I never knew you could do that with watercolors either. I mean... I mean... I can kind of believe you can do stuff like that with oils, if you devote a third of your life to one painting, but with watercolors? The same kind of watercolors I have on my desk?

O_O

This is going to take some getting used to. I feel like my world's been turned upside down.

Ego
03-29-2006, 07:04 AM
Queenie, you're lying! There's no way that's watercolor! It's photos that they ran through some Painter filter! It has to be! ;_;
But honestly, hot damn. I never knew you could do that with watercolors either. I mean... I mean... I can kind of believe you can do stuff like that with oils, if you devote a third of your life to one painting, but with watercolors? The same kind of watercolors I have on my desk?

O_O

This is going to take some getting used to. I feel like my world's been turned upside down.
Well honey, he has 25 years of experience ;)
Lets talk about this again, say in erm, 25 years? :p

TheDagger
03-29-2006, 09:52 AM
It's been a while since my last sketch here. I had almost forgotten how addictive this 15 min sketching can be. :)


http://www.winterkeep.com/quick/15min6and7.JPG

heartbeat
03-30-2006, 08:12 PM
I haven't posted for a while and I agree with TheDagger that once you start it is quite addictive :) ,may be beacause of the looseness .

TheDagger, you are defining nicely the planes

Some from me:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v224/Mishkata/15_28.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v224/Mishkata/15_29.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v224/Mishkata/15_30.jpg

M.

Nothingness
03-30-2006, 08:18 PM
hey heartbeat, are these real sketches or digital ones? They look real and excelent too !! :eek:

what app do u use?

definetly love the last 2. But they are all great!

heartbeat
03-30-2006, 08:35 PM
Nothingness, thanks.These are traditional.I was trying my new brown ink :) in the first ,the second is with pencil and the last with black ink .I forget to write this, sorry.

M.

Nothingness
03-30-2006, 08:42 PM
hey heartbeat,

it's best to mention this though :twisted:
as most of the stuff here is digital.

i'm almost too lazy to pick up my pencil and start drawing :p

Ego
03-31-2006, 05:00 AM
TheDagger nice to see you sketchathoning again. :) Fluid strokes.
Mariana , welcome back. Nice sketches. Good job guys! Keep em coming.

heartbeat
03-31-2006, 09:03 AM
Nothingness, ok now I'll mention what is the medium :)
Queensoul,thank you for the welcome back :)

Two more from me with ink brown and black:
Well the fingers seem dislocated but I decided to post
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v224/Mishkata/15_31.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v224/Mishkata/15_32.jpg

M.

BruceAzevedo
03-31-2006, 05:59 PM
Here are mine for today.

Heartbeat, the Dagger : I really like your style.

Gotta run...I'm late for work =)


P.S. Oh yeah...pencil and paper.


http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/1757/2figuresbrucesmall2wh.jpg

http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/1989/arnold1brucesmall0uq.jpg

http://img423.imageshack.us/img423/6098/arnold2brucesmall5ce.jpg

EAD
03-31-2006, 11:10 PM
A BIG shout out to tizianoadmirer for posting consistantly great reference for this thread:thumbsup::thumbsup:

heartbeat> nice delicate lines, i like the last one especially. good stuff

messing around before bed (I did another one too, but it was so incredibly poor I couldnt be bothered to upload it)

http://img325.imageshack.us/img325/351/1523tz.jpg

zhuzhu
04-02-2006, 03:50 PM
this thread is still hot~!


heartbeat: i like your last two.


quick sketch in Artrage 2:


http://img431.imageshack.us/img431/7143/7414ic.jpg

Helens
04-03-2006, 10:12 AM
heartbeat: I love how loose your work is. :D Great job!
ShinobiXXX: I love how you definite the muscles. :)
zhuzhu: Wonderful as always! BTW, any chance of you having a traditional watercolor tutorial up somewhere? :)

Quick one before I go to bed:
http://www.freakachu.org/hitomi/images/15min13.jpg

zhuzhu
04-03-2006, 02:06 PM
ComradeBitter: thanks~! i will try it,but you know real WC just dry fast.maybe should take photo for some steps.later.


ArtRage 2:

http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/7508/7420kt.jpg

Jack Shannon
04-03-2006, 03:18 PM
Wow this is addictive.

Both 15 minutes. I am not please with the first but i like the second.

http://www.exoload.info/uploads/406/1144077307.jpg

http://www.exoload.info/uploads/406/1144077433.jpg

Rebeccak
04-03-2006, 03:31 PM
Wow, guys, a lot of really great work here! :thumbsup:

heartbeat,

Those are lovely drawings ~ always good to see traditional work here. :)

ShinobiXXX,

Good to see your sketches! I particularly like that first set! :)

AOAH,

Interesting! :D

zhuzhu,

Great to see you back in force! :)

Jack,

Hey, nice work! I agree, I like your second piece better ~ but both have great qualities!

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

Jack Shannon
04-03-2006, 03:45 PM
Thanks Rebecca.

Another. I feel I am improving each one.

http://www.exoload.info/uploads/406/1144079024.jpg

Rebeccak
04-03-2006, 03:51 PM
Nice work on the upper portion of the leg especially! :)

tizianoadmirer
04-03-2006, 05:43 PM
http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/6915/sketch6qo.jpg

Thought I'd contribute one too, even though it's crap

Rebeccak
04-03-2006, 05:46 PM
tiziano,

I totally don't think this is crap ~ actually, I really like this piece! :) I think you might enjoy taking one of these fast sketches and developing it ~ if you do so, feel free to post it here! :)

And, as always, thank you for the amazing reference!

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

heartbeat
04-04-2006, 08:48 AM
Rebeccak,
Thank you :)
tizianoadmirer,
thanks for the great references .Nice texture on the picture
Jack Shannon,
interesting way of drawing :)
zhuzhu,
I like how you express light and how you use your colors.And the mood of them.
ComradeBitter,
thanks :)
You are doing the sketches in color That's cool :cool:
Andyonahill,
Thank you :)

Two more from me with ink:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v224/Mishkata/15_33.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v224/Mishkata/15_34.jpg

M.

Maladie
04-04-2006, 01:35 PM
An ugly study of a beautiful hand I came to hate...:)


http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e334/rava1981/practice/040406.jpg

zhuzhu
04-04-2006, 02:52 PM
heartbeat:thanks***! i really like your lines,nice sketch*!

ArtRage 2:

http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/8525/7447ku.jpg

pr0t3r
04-04-2006, 03:39 PM
image by google.pl ^^ http://img315.imageshack.us/img315/2733/beznazwy28ij.th.jpg (http://img315.imageshack.us/my.php?image=beznazwy28ij.jpg)

Ego
04-04-2006, 05:45 PM
Excellent job guys. Keep em coming.

Zhuzhu, nice to see you again :)

michael-olszak
04-04-2006, 06:52 PM
nice work everybody. lookin good. here is one more. about 15 min

Jack Shannon
04-04-2006, 07:37 PM
This is extremly addictive.

http://www.exoload.com/uploads/406/1144179404.jpg (http://www.exoload.com/show.php?image=/uploads/406/1144179404.jpg&title=/uploads/406/1144179404.jpg)

Gord-MacDonald
04-05-2006, 04:46 AM
longer than 15 minutes - overpaint, overpaint overp...

http://cg2020.com/111_15minuteSketchathon/2006apr04.jpg

Gord

Helens
04-05-2006, 04:56 AM
Zhu: AWESOME sketches, especially the color one. <3.
Everyone else: Great job! Keep it up. :D

http://www.freakachu.org/hitomi/images/15min14.jpg
Photoshop; figured this style ISN'T for me.

http://www.freakachu.org/hitomi/images/15min15_30.jpg
Loved the ref, so spent more time on it.... Might add some more minutes to the counter and polish it up further. :) Painter.

http://www.freakachu.org/hitomi/images/15min16.jpg
Another ref that gets lots of love... Had to spend a disproportionate amount of time trying to capture anything, though. Overall, I'm pretty happy with the result.

BruceAzevedo
04-05-2006, 12:04 PM
ComradBitter- Thanks for your compliment. I'm not to happy with it, though, I'd like the lines to come out more fluid.That's what I was trying to get with the 2nd Arnold sketch but, cuz I was already late, I kinda lost focus of I was trying to go for.

BTW, your last two from your last post look awsome.

Miss K- Thank you.I like them better, too.

Just trying to losen up cuz one of the things I don't like about myself is the fact that I go too soon for details.
http://img301.imageshack.us/img301/9722/bruce15skthonarnoldclassi2kh.jpg

zhuzhu
04-05-2006, 03:52 PM
Queensoul: thank you.

ComradeBitter: thanks~! i like your last one,the lighting and color's express are great.


ArtRage 2


http://img106.imageshack.us/img106/692/7463xx.jpg

DigitalSol
04-05-2006, 05:35 PM
Hello everybody this take me about 17min.

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b282/esandovalcastromex/fisicosulturista2.jpg

heartbeat
04-05-2006, 06:10 PM
zhuzhu, very fluid lines

ComradeBitter, the color one is very nice

Pencil

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v224/Mishkata/15_37.jpg

M.

michael-olszak
04-05-2006, 07:16 PM
Damn this stuff is not easy guys! here is another one, about 20 min, not by favorite..

awesome work ShinobiXXX

Maladie
04-05-2006, 08:09 PM
Hello everybody! Here's a little 5 min. thingie with Mu's excellent ref and a first try of Zhuzhu's brush techniques. I know it looks bad but I do like the increased feel of 'flow' this brush gave me. Looking to make my linework more interesting...

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e334/rava1981/practice/050406.jpg

zhuzhu
04-06-2006, 06:04 AM
heartbeat:thanks~!

Maladie: i thinks if you uesd smaller brush size for line drawing, that will be better.

hands studies in ArtRage 2

http://img236.imageshack.us/img236/4225/7471td.jpg

heartbeat
04-06-2006, 08:15 AM
Very nice hand, zhuzhu.Nice gesture in them

One from me ink and pencil:
http://www.filelodge.com/files/room20/521305/15_35.jpg

M.

michael-olszak
04-06-2006, 10:52 AM
wow. nice hands zhuzhu, lookin awesome. i really like your's too heartbeat.

Ego
04-06-2006, 11:20 AM
comrade, I love those last two ones.
zhuzhu - insanely sweet studies :)

Ego
04-06-2006, 11:26 AM
heartbeat awwwwwwww thats such a sweet sketch :)

zhuzhu
04-06-2006, 04:07 PM
heartbeat,michael-olszak,Queensoul: thanks~!

before go to bed.


http://img433.imageshack.us/img433/9254/7483cv.jpg

Rebeccak
04-06-2006, 04:12 PM
Ooh, the hand studies and especially this last piece are really great zhuzhu! :thumbsup:

tizianoadmirer
04-06-2006, 09:22 PM
Playing around with textures and airbrush. Unfortunately I started drawing at too big a scale, so the full model wouldn't fit.

http://img360.imageshack.us/img360/4368/gesture4xr.jpg

Rebeccak
04-06-2006, 09:33 PM
That's a lovely piece, tiziano! One of your best yet! :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

heartbeat
04-06-2006, 10:27 PM
zhuzhu ,that last is superb
Queensoul -thanks :)
michael-olszak - thank you

Ink and pencil but took me longer than 15 minutes maybe 25 :

http://www.filelodge.com/files/room20/521305/15_38.jpg

M.

Rebeccak
04-06-2006, 10:32 PM
heartbeat,

I love your pencil sketches! Keep up the good work! :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

Jack Shannon
04-06-2006, 10:51 PM
Wow, Heartbeat awesome!
I'm thinking of doing a few pen studies, any tips to achieve good line quality and weights?

Rebeccak
04-06-2006, 11:45 PM
Wanted to contribute to this thread: :) Lots of great work everyone!!!

15 min.:

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/15%20min%20sketch/15-Minute-Sketch_03.jpg

Jack Shannon
04-07-2006, 12:02 AM
Rebecca, you captured the motion brilliantly, great job!

Helens
04-07-2006, 02:01 AM
Zhu, Heartbeat, Shinobi, Queenie: Thanks! :D Glad you like them.

Zhu Zhu: Love your stuff. ;_; Really adore how you captured the pose in the smoker sketch!
Heartbeat: Great stuff as usual. :)
tizianoadmirer: Awesome sketch. I think the texture does add a certain something...
Rebeccak: Beautiful job, especially on the blurring effect.

Hand study, I think I'm focusing far too much on details... :/

http://www.freakachu.org/hitomi/images/15min17.jpg

Edit:
http://www.freakachu.org/hitomi/images/15min18.jpg

michael-olszak
04-07-2006, 10:03 AM
ComradeBitter : dude your sketches really rock man. very nice man. the hand looks awesome even if it is too detailed, and the eye, that's really cool. i wish i could do something like that man.

Rebecck : as usual awesome work girl.

i really must say that this forum rules !!

heartbeat
04-07-2006, 11:13 AM
Rebeccak,
Thanks.And lovely work :)
ComradeBitter,
Nice studies I like them :)
Jack Shannon,
thanks,I was thinking about the line quality.I should think of it while I am drawing more.So here are some notes to myself and for you if you find them useful.They are generally from reading from forums and books and observations.
First of all if you want to make loose lines you should use your arm instead of your wrist.So beginning in this way your lines would be more fluid and you could capture the feeling .Then you could add details.So begin loosley with longer lines using yor arm.
Then line weight is for :
-separating light from dark - Look at your object or if it is a picture ,think where the light is coming from (where is the light source)and how it hits form.Does the part you are drawing recieve direct light or is it the light hitting it at some different angle.So in the first case use less presure ,make thinner lines(they also may disappear).And if the form is in the shadow give more pressure to the lines describing it.
-make the form appear closer to the viewer or further - Separate parts of the body or the objects which are closer with more apparent lines and those which are further with some lost lines.
-to show weight and volume
-also to focus on something
May be for making good lines it would help to practice drawing lines with different pressure ,from thin to thick and in different directions, also looking at some master drawings for example Durer and Ingres I think.
And overlapping lines also show volume.
It's good you are asking cause I generally stuggle with my messy lines :shrug:

This from me Ii did about 40 minutes ,shouldn't do it for such a long time at least for this purpose.And it shows I really shoud think more of those things I wrote :rolleyes: :

http://www.filelodge.com/files/room20/521305/15_39.jpg

M.

tizianoadmirer
04-07-2006, 02:30 PM
Bored at work, did this - same process as above.

-TAhttp://img85.imageshack.us/img85/7697/ieek4qy.jpg

Maladie
04-07-2006, 03:00 PM
Heartbeat, thank you so much for the mini-tutorial!:) Just like Jack Shannon, I'm in a phase where I want to loosen up my lines and make them more interesting. Not exactly getting there yet, but I'll keep trying with your new tips in mind.

And Zhuzhu, you're just a great source of inspiration for me:bowdown:, incredible what you can do with a couple of lines!

tizianoadmirer
04-07-2006, 04:51 PM
Another quick one. http://img327.imageshack.us/img327/46/iek44lq.jpg

Jack Shannon
04-08-2006, 12:25 AM
Heartbeat, Thank you for the tips, I found them extremly usefull, I will be posting some of my pen studies soon, I did around 20 pages last night. Its a very fun and flexible medium, and I have Rebecca to thank for introducing me to it.

Gord-MacDonald
04-08-2006, 03:43 AM
http://cg2020.com/111_speedpaints/fromApr042006/2006Apr07_2_011c.jpg


http://cg2020.com/111_speedpaints/fromApr042006/2006Apr07_2_011d.jpg

Gord

PaulHellard
04-08-2006, 04:28 AM
Wow!

Zhuzhu, Rebecca, Gordm Helen et al; Brilliant, awesome work

Gosh its becoming quite scary, trying to go for it and submitting a 15 minute sketch.
I must remember this is not a competition.

"Come on in the waters fine!", I hear you cry.

Gord-MacDonald
04-08-2006, 04:46 AM
Hey Paul - the only competition any of us really have is ourselves :thumbsup:

another...

http://cg2020.com/111_speedpaints/fromApr042006/2006Apr07_2_012b.jpg

*edit*

added:

http://cg2020.com/111_speedpaints/fromApr042006/2006Apr07_2_012c.jpg

Gord

Maladie
04-08-2006, 02:33 PM
I tried to apply heartbeats tips. The main difference I notice is I hold my pen more loosely, and I make longer lines instead of short scribbles. Is that ok? I would appreciate it if anyone could spare some crits. I feel I have a reasonable eye for form, but when I draw 'the neat and slow way' it looks very dull. And if I do this, it looks like a three year old's...:) I'm determined to make progress but seem to be going backwards!
(both took like ten minutes)

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e334/rava1981/practice/jakesketch.jpg


http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e334/rava1981/practice/maletorso.jpg

zhuzhu
04-09-2006, 04:30 PM
thanks you guys~!

new sketch in Photoshop, but over 15 mins. about 2 hours. sorry.


http://img397.imageshack.us/img397/5338/7525yd.jpg

Rebeccak
04-09-2006, 05:45 PM
Holy Wow zhuzhu, beautiful work! The mood has been captured beautifully. :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

redehlert
04-09-2006, 08:37 PM
holy cha-cha zhuzhu!
i'm so glad you pushed this one beyond 15 minutes. what a beauty!
you're very inspirin' m8!
cheers,
dave

tizianoadmirer
04-09-2006, 08:53 PM
Damn you zhuzhu ! Now I know why I keep posting these refs...

ceresz
04-09-2006, 09:25 PM
My god zhuzhu, that is amazingly beautiful, I am really glad that you worked more on this one, even though this is the 15 Minute Sketchathon :D
Thumbs up :thumbsup:!

~Ceresz(Skurai/Kevin)

Jack Shannon
04-09-2006, 09:30 PM
Wow, thats amazing Zhuzhu. You win!

Mu
04-09-2006, 10:11 PM
sorry.

argh! Never apologize for such a masterpiece...:eek:

Maladie
04-10-2006, 07:07 PM
Still working lines. Today with help of a tutorial by DoctorBone. 15 min, no ref:



http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e334/rava1981/practice/fightgirl.jpg

zhuzhu
04-11-2006, 04:56 AM
thanks guys~~! it is happy to that you like the dancer sketch.

this is really 15 mins sketch,haha.
http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/372/7541bj.jpg

Swarainiz
04-11-2006, 08:04 AM
hey, im like totaly new to these forums, and im noob at drawing, so im here to improve my drawing skills


im not sure how this works, but heres my 7min. sketch



http://img111.imageshack.us/img111/6117/untitled15aw.jpg

Rebeccak
04-11-2006, 08:28 AM
Maladie,

Good to see your work, but why no ref? :)

zhuzhu,

Nice stuff! :)

Swarainiz,

Welcome to the Anatomy Forum, and to CGTalk. :) It's nice to see your work here ~ one thread I think you might enjoy checking out also is:

Beginners' Lounge (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=297229)
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=297229

I recommend trying the exercises posted to the beginning of the thread. There are also 2 really good articles on Gesture which I recommend reading.

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

meykurt
04-11-2006, 12:36 PM
hi all.
this is really excellent thread. i want to join this thread and learn more with you. i decided to draw almost all reference images respectively.
well, this is my first sketch, 15 mins.

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y205/kurikan/15minute-01.jpg

inoone
04-11-2006, 01:24 PM
good,let me see it

Bpanting
04-11-2006, 04:54 PM
Its been a while since I have had a chance to work on anything, but I am hoping now I can get back into a good routine. Anyways here is my latest, probably spen about 20 minutes on it,

http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/7703/41006copy9yg.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Maladie
04-11-2006, 09:58 PM
My try for today. Fifteen minutes, with TA's beautiful ref.



http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e334/rava1981/practice/valuesketch.jpg

Maladie
04-12-2006, 01:47 PM
And another study, 15 min (ends up rather sloppy when I really stick with the schedule, but, oh well.)

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e334/rava1981/practice/values.jpg

Runecaster
04-12-2006, 02:58 PM
eek - this was pretty scary to me, since I have never - not /ever/ - even once, tried to draw a human figure....

So, this is my 15 minutes.

Its soooo bad but that's ok :D

http://www.aequinox.com/paintings/figuresketch.jpg

Rebeccak
04-12-2006, 08:13 PM
meykurt,

Welcome aboard! Nice to see your work. :) One suggestion I would have would be to work against a black bkgrd, and to use perhaps more saturated (richer) colors. Looking forward to seeing more of your sketches! :)

Kwyjibo,

Welcome back! I have the same advice ~ perhaps work on a gray / darker bkgrd, as this will automatically establish your midtones for you. Then you only have to add highlights and shadows, cutting out a lot of the work. :)

Maladie,

Nice improvement, especially on that last piece! Keep working. :)

LabyrinthineMind,

Welcome aboard! Wow, for not ever having drawn a human, I'd say your results are pretty good! :thumbsup: Keep at it, and keep posting! Practice = improvement, there are no shortcuts, unfortunately. Looking forward to seeing more of your work! :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

Runecaster
04-13-2006, 02:57 PM
Is it ok to post an image from a home reference? I was doing the Daily Sketch, and since I kinda thought it was similar to a 'gesture' drawing I saved my progress at 15 minutes:

http://www.aequinox.com/paintings/15min_buddies.jpg

Second time for people/animals! :D I actually kinda enjoy it, even though before I start I am terrified... utterly terrified.

I improved the hands a /ton/ but it was later on in the process. The final 45 minute sketch is here (http://www.aequinox.com/paintings/45min_buddies.jpg)

Rebeccak
04-13-2006, 03:15 PM
LabyrinthineMind,

Using your own ref is totally fine! :) Nice work, it doesn't look like you're a total beginner ~ may I ask what is your art background?

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

Maladie
04-13-2006, 05:11 PM
Another value study. Working like this reminds me of a zen koan I recently read. A student monk and his teacher are walking. The student asks: "How do I get enlightened?". The teacher just slaps him in the face and says:"Keep walking!"

Hehe, I'll just keep walking, hoping to get enlightened one day:)...


http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e334/rava1981/practice/valuestudy.jpg

Runecaster
04-13-2006, 07:10 PM
LabyrinthineMind,

Using your own ref is totally fine! :) Nice work, it doesn't look like you're a total beginner ~ may I ask what is your art background?

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

Thanks so much for the kind words :) I'm sure you know how nice it feels!

Let's see -- totally linear -- Oct '05-Nov '05, oil painting class -- what I took away from that was learning charcoal value studies and how to shade. The style of painting they did at the private studio was really hard for me, since it was loose and kinda 'whatever you want to do' and I was looking for something more 'nuts and bolts' so...

Dec '05 - Jan '06 -- Drawing for Dummies. Believe it or not, this book really really helped me. It explained about the left/right brain, and it gave me hope that I could draw, because you're really just drawing what you see.

Jan 06-present - Drawing 101 at my local Community College. She doesn't really teach though. She just sets up weird still life stuff and makes us use different mediums. So far: Charcoal (vine, compressed, willow), Pen&Ink, Conte Crayon (black, white, grey, ochre/sepia). Some people use Oil Pastels.

Since Oct '05 I have been trying to just draw a ton. I would sketch out my kids stuffed animals a bunch. Then I started doing some small ideas of my own - and was so bad it made me take the drawing class...

There is still so much I really don't know. She almost taught vanishing points one day - but gave up... not because we couldn't understand, but she couldn't teach it... she herself didn't know how to show what to do.... so, it's been an interesting ride with this teacher....

and this is the very same one that thinks all computers are evil and couldn't ever create any possible form of art and don't belong in a drawing class. Ahem.


I don't know if the fact that I am older has much to do with it. I'm 32, have 3 kids and a great husband -- and over the past decade or so I've been playing with all sorts of creative outlets because I came to realize right before I had my daughter (about 10 years ago) that I HAD to do something creative with my life. My imagination is my one true gift. So... I've been trying different things... and it's like the pieces fell together and the whole puzzle started moving in one direction when I began to draw.... does that make sense? So I'm really motivated - almost compelled - this is just what I want and it feels really good to know unequivocally after so much searching in my life. So, I've bent my will to this and I want to learn everything I can.

I just feel like I can do this, woth hard work and perseverence - unlike everything else I've tried and felt like 'yeah I could do this too but it isn't any fun'... but drawing and painting --- nothing could be better than that zone...

So, I hope that explains it a little better :)

I am really happy that I have found an entire community of digital artists. I feel really welcomed and at home :)

Rebeccak
04-13-2006, 08:38 PM
Maladie,

LOL, that's a great story / parable! :) Really applicable to art, I'd say. ;)

LabyrinthineMind,

Hey, thanks a lot for sharing! I think it's really interesting to hear about peoples' backgrounds...I can sympathize with having bad art teachers, I think we've all had them along the way. :D Glad that you've found this community, it's certainly a supportive one and it will be nice to watch as your skills progress. As Maladie brought up, a lot of it is just about keeping going, and you may not have a big revelation or leap everyday, but collectively, after 'walking' for miles, you'll be further along than you were.
Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

Ego
04-14-2006, 04:45 AM
LabyrinthineMind,

Hey, thanks a lot for sharing! I think it's really interesting to hear about peoples' backgrounds...I can sympathize with having bad art teachers, I think we've all had them along the way. :D Glad that you've found this community, it's certainly a supportive one and it will be nice to watch as your skills progress. As Maladie brought up, a lot of it is just about keeping going, and you may not have a big revelation or leap everyday, but collectively, after 'walking' for miles, you'll be further along than you were.
Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak
what she said :D

werd
04-14-2006, 06:18 AM
Hello, here is my first contribution to this thread. PS, 7min with wacom. Basically all I draw is anatomy stuff, so im hoping to get realy good at it someday:D. Im not very good at blending or seeing values yet so....ya......but I can draw an excellent stick man:bounce: lol.

http://img92.imageshack.us/img92/2149/sixminsketch5fr.jpg

Rebeccak
04-14-2006, 06:22 AM
werd,

It looks like you have a solid start here with values, which is always great to see. :) Will definitely look forward to your progress here!

By the way, what is your artistic background if I may ask?

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

werd
04-14-2006, 07:23 AM
Thanks Rebecca, artistic background eh. Well, I dont realy have one lol. I never used to draw or paint, I didnt even like art(:eek: I know, hehe, how silly of me). Ive always loved creating stories. When I was little I used to dream up fantastic places and characters (mostly chracters). I never told anyone about these characters and worlds I invented, they just stayed locked away in my imagination:).

However, when I got older I began imagining a world that all fit together, instead of little bits of characters and stories. I made maps, songs, wrote poems and even designed some unfinished languages for my invented races (I just realized I am a realy weird person). I had the names for some races, characters and monsters. But I didnt know what they looked like realy.

I got into 3D art, started creating the things I had imagined. I did that for about 3 years, teaching myself evrything(I have never had an art teacher, been to an art class, or owned any art books). I found the thing I liked to sculpt most was people, especially faces:D. I didnt realy like the animation part tho, wich is why I decided to learn to draw and paint. I made up my mind about a month ago that I shall teach myself to draw and paint, because I have developed a love for art. I wish I could attend classes or something but I live in a very small town:cry:.

I am 18 years old, live in BC and thats about it. Sorry It took so much writing, I tend to ramble sometimes. Oh ya, I forgot to mention, this community has been excellent in helping me learn. So much info and freindly people here:).

werd---->sleep now,

Rebeccak
04-14-2006, 04:47 PM
werd,

Thanks for the interesting background info! :) It's great to hear that you are motivated to learn, and there are plenty of resources, as you have found, to do that here ~ as long as you have the drive, you'll be able to learn. It's amazing to me how quickly people are able to pick up digital painting skills ~ and I think you will be no exception. :)

The main thing I would advise would be to try working in value, to master getting form while using only three or four swatches ~ white, mid gray, black.

Most people jump straight into color without understanding that value, not color, constitutes form.

Looking forward to seeing more of your work!

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

werd
04-14-2006, 10:07 PM
I just read over it, and omg my artistic background is weird lol, my stories are not the entire reason I want to learn so much tho. Over time of drawing people in 3D and stuff I jsut began to love it so much:) drawing people is my favorite.

I took you advice and did a B&W drawing with only four colors in the palette. Actually I draw lots of stuff in B&W, Ive only tried color a few times. Im pretty happy with this one, 15 min, one brush.

http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/7987/bwhandliqid7gg.jpg

Rebeccak
04-14-2006, 10:23 PM
werd,

Wow, beautiful work! :) You ought to try to finish this, this turned out beautifully!

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

werd
04-14-2006, 10:29 PM
Thanks alot Rebecca! I realy tried to look for the values in this one. lol, the reason it doesnt look finished is because that is the wrong save I posted. this is the 15 min one, with shadows and a liqufy layer.

http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/6642/bwhandliqid20ab.jpg

Rebeccak
04-14-2006, 10:31 PM
Ah, I see. :) You might still go in with black and paint about the edges of the fingers to remove the wavery effect. For 15 minutes especially, I'm hugely impressed! :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

Helens
04-14-2006, 10:53 PM
Thanks, everyone! :D Glad you liked 'em.
Werd, very nice progress!

Since Zhu Zhu inspires us all a bit too much... Picked a different scene from the tango series (thanks for the refs, BTW! very lovely!), and spent too much time on it.
If someone would prefer I post the 15 minute version of this (and/or future or past far-more-than-15-minute sketches), please do tell. :)

http://www.freakachu.org/hitomi/images/15min19.jpg

werd
04-14-2006, 11:51 PM
ComradeBitter, that is a realy good sketch. So much detail, I love the texture on the guys pants:thumbsup: . Id like to see the 15 minute version too.

Rebecca, thanks tons. I went and finished it up just for you:D. About an extra half hour, hope you like it. Ill stop spamming this now and paint soemthing else, lol.

http://img115.imageshack.us/img115/4849/bwhandliqid4copy7qg.jpg

Helens
04-15-2006, 12:09 AM
Thank you! :D The texture on the pants is actually just very cheap use of the scratchboard rake tool, but I guess that still counts? ;)
Ooo, there's a lot of improvement from your last post! The entire hand has a far more realistic and corporeal look; the little wrinkles and pores did a world of good. :D Great job!

Here's the 15 minute version. I think I actually like his shirt a better in this version...
http://www.freakachu.org/hitomi/images/15min19_15.jpg

Runecaster
04-16-2006, 02:43 AM
Wow, I hate to post after all that, but, oh well :D

Ok, I am really tired and my back is KILLING me since I did some gardening today... but I felt I had to do a couple or else my day was wasted.

I was messing around with brushes on the first, and used white on a black background. Kinda fun, just experimenting.

15 mins, photoshop

http://www.aequinox.com/paintings/15min_gesture1.jpg

Here is my second, probably even more tired, but I found it a lot hard to just eyeball this pose -- and no, I was too lazy to measure, that's why it's off a bit ;) I also gave up before the 15 mins was up! Bad me, but I need to go lay down on the couch :) I know, excuses excuses, when it really boils down to the fact that I didn't measure...

http://www.aequinox.com/paintings/15min_gesture2.jpg

Ego
04-16-2006, 06:03 AM
Helen, I like that trick with the rake tool. Never thought about using it like that. That piece is sweet including the 15 minute version.

Werd: Welcome to the sketchathon.

Helens
04-16-2006, 07:20 AM
Hehe, Queenie, I guess laziness is the key to ingenuity: I figured there'd be no way in heck I could draw 50 parallel lines without giving up after 2 and a half, so I spent even more time tweaking the rake tool to do the work for me. ;) Also, setting the relevant layer on overlay helps the stripes coordinate with the light and shadow.
And thank you; I'm glad you liked it. :D

LabyrinthineMind: Nice pieces! I especially admire your determination to draw while exhausted. I think you captured the poses really well. :D

Rebeccak
04-16-2006, 02:23 PM
Hey guys,

Some great work going on here! :)

werd,

That looks awesome! Great work ~ keep pushing yourself! :)

ComradeBitter,

That's gorgeous! It would be fantastic to see you develop this into a finished piece! :thumbsup: I really love the sort of glow he has about the shirt, and the stripes on the trousers work beautifully! :)

LabyrinthineMind,

Great to see more drawings! :) Nice, loose feel to these! Keep going, and anytime you feel like taking one of these quick sketches further, feel free to do so! However, I think it's a great idea to so several fast poses first before embarking on a longer piece. Keep up the good work! :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

Helens
04-17-2006, 12:49 AM
Rebecca, thank you! I'll certainly consider it: however, seeing as my past attempts at finishing things have gone... No promises. I'm such a lazy git. :(

I vote that this thread should be renamed to the 22 Minute Sketchathon.

http://www.freakachu.org/hitomi/images/15min20.jpg

http://www.freakachu.org/hitomi/images/15min21.jpg

Hmm, I kinda want to do some quick gesture drawings now...

Edit: Yes, the second one IS from the future! :D

Rebeccak
04-17-2006, 03:33 AM
Great pieces Helen! :thumbsup: Ha, your future comment reminds me of the Outback Steakhouse commercials they've been running here recently ~ they're hilarious, the guy says that the reason that Aussie food is so good is because it's from the future. :D Heh, gets me every time! :scream:

Great stuff! Can't wait to see more. :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

AfroditeOhki
04-17-2006, 07:57 PM
eep. next time I'll try a different technique, this one looks terrible. Photoshop, 14 minutes.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v98/afroditeohki/AOsketch01.jpg

AfroditeOhki
04-17-2006, 08:37 PM
ok, different technique. still not happy with it, but I think it's better than the other one ;)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v98/afroditeohki/AOsketch02.jpg

Rebeccak
04-18-2006, 02:29 AM
Helen,

Beautiful work there! Heh, I don't mind 22 minute sketches. :D But there's just something so catchy about the current title ~ I think we'll keep it! :D ;)

AfroditeOhki,

Welcome aboard! :) I'm really liking your second rendition, and hope you push that direction further. Try working against a neutral gray or black background, as a neutral gray will give you an automatic midtone.

Looking forward to seeing more of your work!

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

Helens
04-18-2006, 02:41 AM
Rebecca: Hehe, food from the future... That's awesome. XD So if I really want to be ahead of all my peers, I should just move to Australia? Sounds like a sweet deal!
Yeah, sorry for the 22 minute sketches... I'm having more and more trouble constraiting myself to a time limit. It just kind of freaked me out how both times I went over by exactly 7 minutes. o_O

AfroditeOhki: Beautiful work! I don't think the first one is ugly at all. :) But the second one does capture the motion really well, and has a lot of the lightness of the original. Keep up the good work!

Maladie
04-18-2006, 12:37 PM
Beautiful sketches from everyone as asual! Todays work for me: a value study that I'm not pleased with at all (cause it started out as a sketch and looks real vague as a result), and a sketch that I am happy with. Still a long way to go but I feel that my lines start to look a little less random and scribbly:). If anyone sees anything they want to comment on, please do, I'm glad to improve!


http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e334/rava1981/practice/valuestudyliv.jpg


http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e334/rava1981/practice/sketch.jpg

Maladie
04-19-2006, 12:21 PM
Another sketch. If you see something grossly wrong with my 'style' and feel in a particularly teachy mood, help me:)! I have zero training and I think it shows...

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e334/rava1981/practice/15minutesketch.jpg

paulR
04-19-2006, 09:13 PM
hey there!

mhm.. didn't get very far last time did I? only made it to the 4th image from the ref thread befor getting 'distracted' pff.. shame on me -_-'. Well I guess it ain't too late to pick it back up. (as I obviously *really* need it) ^_^

http://nr.cfs.game-host.org/2d_stuff/new/sketchathon/st_005.jpg

urks, time flew by on that one.. sooo much to fix :(
http://nr.cfs.game-host.org/2d_stuff/new/sketchathon/st_006.jpg

http://nr.cfs.game-host.org/2d_stuff/new/sketchathon/st_007.jpg

oh boy, what a tricky one... >_<
http://nr.cfs.game-host.org/2d_stuff/new/sketchathon/st_008.jpg

Runecaster
04-19-2006, 11:59 PM
blah - this was interrupted, but overall - 15minutes

bleh

http://www.aequinox.com/paintings/15min_gesture3.jpg

Cyro
04-20-2006, 01:12 AM
http://www.rainingstar.com/cgtalk/41506.jpgMust... control... brush....... errrr......

paulR
04-21-2006, 01:54 AM
cool cyro :thumbsup:


darn... I got totally confused by that awesome drapery >_<
http://nr.cfs.game-host.org/2d_stuff/new/sketchathon/st_009.jpg
picked (http://www.mondaviarts.org/images/hi_res/shaolin.jpg) from reference thread

Runecaster
04-21-2006, 12:26 PM
NR don't feel bad - cloth is like the hardest thing ever to reproduce. Michael Whelan (my favorite, ever) says that is still the only thing he uses a reference for repeatedly.

here is one of his images where he explained that he used a Model to reference the cloth:

http://aequinox.com/gallery/michaelwhelan/large_leavetaking.jpg

meykurt
04-22-2006, 06:25 AM
woww!:D some really good stuff is going on here..
Helens --> i really liked your stuff.

ok. i am continuing sketching if i find time.

14 min.
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y205/kurikan/15minute-02.jpg

15 min.
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y205/kurikan/15minute-03.jpg

16 min.
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y205/kurikan/15minute-04.jpg

PaulHellard
04-22-2006, 07:51 AM
Nothing like a quick horse before dinner. Sans rider. (gets stuck in yer teeth)

http://www.hellardmedia.com/Assets/15min/horse_w.jpg

Gord-MacDonald
04-22-2006, 10:41 PM
Good work Paul!


some from life

http://cg2020.com/BobbyChiuSketchOttawaGroup/From2006Apr06/2006Apr21_9.jpg


http://cg2020.com/BobbyChiuSketchOttawaGroup/From2006Apr06/2006Apr21_16.jpg


http://cg2020.com/BobbyChiuSketchOttawaGroup/From2006Apr06/2006Apr21_14.jpg


Gord

paulR
04-23-2006, 12:32 AM
heh, good stuff =)

- :thumbsup: gord

- LM, yeah well I get too easiely confused while breaking down the basic shapes and stuff. and that guy's cloth was way too cool to not follow all the wrong lines. :D

hum...
http://nr.cfs.game-host.org/2d_stuff/new/sketchathon/st_010.jpg

crazy handpositions make pauly angry :scream:
http://nr.cfs.game-host.org/2d_stuff/new/sketchathon/st_011.jpg

Runecaster
04-23-2006, 12:37 AM
I just can't do that much in 15 mins, but I suppose the practice lies in seeing what is important quickly?

http://www.aequinox.com/paintings/15min_gesture4.jpg

Spin99
04-23-2006, 02:05 AM
http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/962/hand157df.jpg

I knew I shouldn't have opened Artrage..
ARTRAGE just blows my mind.. into tiny tiny tiny pieces :D

So it's a mouse sketch on an olddd puter (slowww) I've been stuck with.
I wanted to know if a lot of people sketch with the mouse?
Any case it's 15 mins on some kind of conte stick (lol) and a thick white brush (weird huh?)

Thought I might share.. How my mouse sketching going?

Mu
04-23-2006, 09:05 PM
hi there,

always felt the need to get back to this - so here I am...

http://img105.imageshack.us/img105/8139/200604235lr.jpg

http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/7723/2006042320vw.jpg


http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/5008/2006042337sr.jpg

hmmm, I just realized...cinquecento means five hundred doesn't it? Damn...:scream:

Anyway, latina dancers are sexy... need to get back to dancing salsa again...
*sigh*

should learn tango, too, when I look at this...

pierceda
04-24-2006, 12:13 AM
I really should've started doing this regular practice a while ago, but I figure it's never to late to start on this thread. Here's my first 15 min figure, done with Painter.

http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/5601/2006042315minanatomy6ml.jpg

I've been looking over this thread am continually surprised at what people can whip up in 15 minutes!

Rebeccak
04-24-2006, 12:39 AM
Hey everyone!

It's cool to see this thread going strong! Welcome aboard to all the new people, and it's great to see the regulars keeping up the good work!

pierceda,

Welcome, it's nice to see your work! Looking forward to seeing much more. :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

seth1
04-24-2006, 05:37 AM
15 min sketch. Had the erge to post something again :argh:
http://img370.imageshack.us/img370/7435/randomdoodle676jo.jpg

Rebeccak
04-24-2006, 05:44 AM
Heya Seth1, :)

You might be interested in this:

SPOTLIGHT ARTIST: Best of Doctor Bone (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=347570)
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=347570

Hope you've gotten the chance to check out the SPOTLIGHT Forum (http://forums.cgsociety.org/forumdisplay.php?f=198) as well. :thumbsup:

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

redehlert
04-24-2006, 05:11 PM
nice one, seth!
cheers!
d

Spin99
04-24-2006, 07:05 PM
@ seth1

Isn't that some crazy drawing skills awesomeness :thumbsup:

Yeh I'm going to stop drawing with the brick and picking up a pencil again.
Maybe I'll post again in the not too distant future..
Ain't it fun sharing :p

Cheers.

paulR
04-25-2006, 02:04 AM
seth1, O_o:buttrock:


wah, had to make it twice and it's still so far off as usual :(
http://nr.cfs.game-host.org/2d_stuff/new/sketchathon/st_012.jpg

Maladie
04-26-2006, 05:07 PM
Great sketching, Seth! I had the same ref and also took 15 minutes, but mine turned out really different (bit intimidated now:)):



http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e334/rava1981/practice/lines260406.jpg

tizianoadmirer
04-26-2006, 05:24 PM
Here are 2 (more like 30 mn than 15 mn each, though...)
-TA
http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/1096/depressed9gt.th.jpg (http://img145.imageshack.us/my.php?image=depressed9gt.jpg)
http://img265.imageshack.us/img265/2131/95d9dk.th.jpg (http://img265.imageshack.us/my.php?image=95d9dk.jpg)

mybutterflyiris
04-26-2006, 06:08 PM
well, i thought it was about time i joined in the fun. This was actually a bit under 15.



http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v669/mightyevilbunny/15min1.jpg

Rebeccak
04-26-2006, 09:48 PM
Whew, such a lot of work it's hard to reply to everyone! :D

mybutterflyiris,

That looks great! There's definitely a touch of Bridgeman, I don't know if you've studied his books, but they're really good. :) It's good to see you here, and it's always nice to see new work on this thread.

Keep up the great work guys! :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

mybutterflyiris
04-27-2006, 03:52 PM
:bounce: Thanks, Rebeccak. I just started studying Bridgman recently. The fact that you got that means I've learned something. Woot!

Rebeccak
04-28-2006, 04:41 PM
mybutterflyiris,

Hey, that's awesome! It's great that you're doing Bridgeman studies, if you like, please feel free to create an Anatomy Thread and to post them there. :) But that is totally up to you!

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

Gord-MacDonald
04-29-2006, 11:34 PM
the_nr - thanks! - good work

MR MU - you are definitely improving!


some real quickies from life - approx 15-45 seconds:



http://www.cg2020.com/BobbyChiuSketchOttawaGroup/From2006Apr06/midArpil2006_05.jpg

http://www.cg2020.com/BobbyChiuSketchOttawaGroup/From2006Apr06/midArpil2006_06.jpg

http://www.cg2020.com/BobbyChiuSketchOttawaGroup/From2006Apr06/midArpil2006_11.jpg

http://www.cg2020.com/BobbyChiuSketchOttawaGroup/From2006Apr06/midArpil2006_19.jpg

http://www.cg2020.com/BobbyChiuSketchOttawaGroup/From2006Apr06/midArpil2006_14.jpg

http://www.cg2020.com/BobbyChiuSketchOttawaGroup/From2006Apr06/midArpil2006_20.jpg

Gord

adrianospm
05-03-2006, 01:20 AM
here is mine i dident draw the whole body because the document endedhttp://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i36/adrianospm/2f6ec630.jpg

adrianospm
05-03-2006, 01:21 AM
sorry for the enormus size, here is the photohttp://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i36/adrianospm/d0b715c5.jpg

Rebeccak
05-03-2006, 01:58 AM
adrianospm,

Welcome to the Anatomy Forum. :) I just read your post on LM's thread in the WIP / 2D Forum, and with respect to the Rembrandt Workshop, you can find it here:

Open Figure Drawing Workshop - Rembrandt Master Copy - with Rebeccak 016 (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=349580)

Anyone is free to join in at any time ~ there are three weeks left in the Workshop, plenty of time to complete a painting. :)

Hope you can join us!

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

Rebeccak
05-05-2006, 05:33 AM
15 minute sketch (thanks to ntmonkey for the reference pictures).

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/15%20min%20sketch/bebbe.jpg

Ego
05-05-2006, 05:42 AM
http://www.queensoul.com/images/sketchathon/baby.jpg

15 minute sketch exercise from the ntmonkey reference. Sorry I was not able to save the reference image even with firefox. :(

Matellis
05-05-2006, 06:27 AM
my first one , be nice!

http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/6840/15min2dd.jpg

Ego
05-05-2006, 06:33 AM
nice going guys! Welcome to the sketchathon, Matt.

tizianoadmirer
05-05-2006, 08:54 AM
Here are some for today
-TA
http://img51.imageshack.us/img51/9308/gesture3yl.jpg

http://img251.imageshack.us/img251/7384/gesture21mf.jpg

http://img180.imageshack.us/img180/3262/gesture36jn.jpg

Cyanid
05-05-2006, 04:33 PM
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c109/Cyanidart/beeld1.jpg

Mu
05-10-2006, 01:40 PM
tango - painter, 2B simulation.

http://img154.imageshack.us/img154/4140/tangoii7ny.jpg

redehlert
05-10-2006, 03:47 PM
great updates folks! been away for a while. :(

hey rk! are ya gearin' up for the ami meeting in boston yet? i was helping kris with the booklet last night....saw your photo in the workshop folder. :) peeps are gonna benefit from your mad skilz.

re: your baby pic - i know you see it, but i'll say it anyway - torso is too long - that wee thing should be about a head size less than how you set it up and needs a bit more pinchable fat (especially in the right arm).

ok...back to work! keep truckin' people!
cheers,
dave

Cyanid
05-10-2006, 04:49 PM
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c109/Cyanidart/handstudie.jpg
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c109/Cyanidart/15minballet.jpg

Rebeccak
05-10-2006, 04:54 PM
Cyanid,

That's lovely! I am really enjoying seeing your work, both here and in the OFDW. :)

Dave!

Ha, you're totally right, I gave the baby thighs of steel! :D Yes, I'm headed to AMI, and am excited for (but admittedly nervous about) it! A bunch of professionally talented medical illustrators is pretty intimidating! Let's hope I don't kick my butt kicked! :D Hey that's cool that you and Kris are doing the brochure! I hope to see you guys there! :)

Keep rockin', everyone. :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

Rebeccak
05-10-2006, 05:35 PM
Mr. Mu,

Sorry I didn't see yours! It's good to see you experimenting with Painter. Hope you are loving it!

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

Mu
05-11-2006, 08:28 AM
It's good to see you experimenting with Painter. Hope you are loving it!

oh yes! I am...:)

Starrydance
05-11-2006, 05:24 PM
Been lurking for a long time, so gettin started furreals! =)


http://www.starrydance.com/DailySketches/5-11-06.jpg

In Photoshop, think I went to 20 mins tryin to get her arms right. =p

Rather new at the whole thing, but practice practice~

Aurella
05-12-2006, 05:21 AM
Here is my first attempt! 15 minutes - Photoshop

http://www.artbynicoleburnette.com/pose51106%20copy.jpg

Starrydance
05-12-2006, 06:04 AM
Aurella it looks great! I love the skin non-smudged look goin on there.

I went ahead and did one more ^^

http://www.starrydance.com/DailySketches/5-11-0-2.jpg

Aurella
05-12-2006, 02:51 PM
Thanks Starry! Your new one is just lovely. I think it's wonderful that you were able to achieve such details in the dress in only 15 minutes. I also like how you used your black background + a low opacity white brush to do the shading! The result is great. =)

Cyanid - I really like your quick, sketchy strokes in your hand exercise. The colors you chose are just perfect. You also did a nice job on the figure and captured the pose well.

Here is my latest shot. I spent 15 minutes in photoshop on the one on the left, and then I decided that I liked where it was going so I spent another 15 minutes on it.

http://www.artbynicoleburnette.com/51206_final.jpg

Rebeccak
05-15-2006, 03:24 PM
Starrydance,

Hi there, welcome aboard! :) Have been out of town for a few days, and it's great to see new people joining in. I quite like your linework, and hope to see more of your work here and elsewhere on the Anatomy Forum! :)

Aurella,

Welcome as well! :) I like the warm tones you've used, and think you've captured a lot of information nicely in 15 minutes. Your last piece is lovely as well, and I would encourage you to develop any of the pieces which you start here! :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

MasterPete
05-16-2006, 01:38 AM
My very first go at the sketchathron!

http://www.bluebuster.net/picture/06-6-16.jpg

I draw in seperate layers... Seeing it now, I think the sholder's a little bit funny...

>_< *look up* You guys make shading looks sooooo easy!

Helens
05-16-2006, 02:07 AM
Cyanid, BEAUTIFUL! Just beautiful.

Trying to get back into improving... :/
Ugh, sorry, loved this ref too much...

http://www.freakachu.org/hitomi/images/15min22.jpg

and the 15 min version is here (http://www.freakachu.org/hitomi/images/15min22_15.jpg).
Painter IX.

Starrydance
05-16-2006, 09:40 PM
Helens, that is stunning ^_^

What a frusterating two days, would get to 15 mins and go 'ugh, thats disgusting' then clear canvas, try again. With several different photos!

But finally, got one that looks ok:

http://www.starrydance.com/DailySketches/5-16-06.jpg

Back to practicing! =)

Kalai82
05-17-2006, 02:44 PM
hi everyone - i'm from Smmo (studiommo.com) and someone linked this over there, and i'm having a lot of fun practicing. Here are a few sketches so far :) Thanks for having a wonderful list of references to practice from!

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g98/kalai82/517quickie2.jpg

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g98/kalai82/15mincow.jpg

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g98/kalai82/517quickie3.jpg

Rebeccak
05-17-2006, 07:35 PM
MasterPete,

Great to have you aboard! :) Looking forward to seeing more of your drawings.

Helens,

Really like the chalky feeling to your paint and the cool pinks and blues you are using!

Starrydance,

Good to see your work ~ looking forward to your participation in the Beginners' Lounge! :)

EDIT:

Kalai82,

Welcome aboard as well! :) Your sketches are coming along nicely, let's see more of them!

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

MasterPete
05-18-2006, 02:11 AM
This one is my very first attempt at shading... and man, I could not draw a proper face upside down if it was for my life! When I flipped it back after the end of 15 min, she looks like a witch!

http://www.bluebuster.net/picture/06-5-18.jpg

Eh, if it's not a big thing, could someone please point me to some kind of shading tutorial...?

I can see stark differences between my shading and much-better Aurella or Helens...

Helens
05-18-2006, 02:18 AM
Starrydance: Thank you! Your pieces are looking awesome: you're really good at capturing the pose. :] Keep up the good work! And practice always makes perfect, of course. I was really disatisfied with a lot of my earlier works too, but I found the more of them I did, the more consistent they got... My suggestion is to bear with the ones that don't look stunning from the beginning: with some refining, I'm certain you could get them to look great.

Aurella: Beautiful job! I love the dancer especially... that's a fun reference to work with. :3

Kalai82: Great work, especially the cow... I can just SEE that shoving its face in my car window and going "Moooo." XD Just lovely. Keep it up!

MasterPete: Glad to see another newcomer! Great job so far, I love how you indicated the muscles. :) Definitely looking forward to more sketches from you.

Rebecca: Thank you! :D Glad you like it. Haven't done sketchathons in sooo long...

On to my own... Actually constrained myself to 15 minutes. :O And didn't copy ref colors almost exactly, either!

http://www.freakachu.org/hitomi/images/15min23.jpg

MasterPete
05-18-2006, 02:22 AM
See what I mean? Great expression of tone, Helen! And the colour you picked really work!

Rebeccak
05-18-2006, 02:32 AM
Great work guys! :)

MasterPete,

Here are some Shading Tutorial links which should help:

The short version:
TUTORIAL SUMMARY - Anatomy Review 003 Shading Tutorial - Tutorial Material Only (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=351832)
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=351832

The long version:
REBECCA KIMMEL'S Anatomy Review 003: SHADING TUTORIAL AND HUMAN SKULL EXERCISE (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=259291)
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=259291

JEALOUSY STEP-BY-STEP (http://www.androidblues.com/JealousyStepbystep/jealousystep.html)
http://www.androidblues.com/JealousyStepbystep/jealousystep.html

Just some thoughts on smooth blending (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=253711)
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=253711

For inspiration see:

SPOTLIGHT: Best of Anatomy Review 003: Shading Tutorial and Human Skull Exercise (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=349444)
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=349444

EDIT: hehe, Helens and I posted at the same time! :D

Also, you can find lots of links for the Anatomy Forum here:

Tutorials, Workshops, Anatomy Reviews & More ... [links within] (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=273525)
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=273525

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

Helens
05-18-2006, 02:34 AM
Thank you! :D Um, the main reason my main shading has any form of smoothness to it is because I use (primarily) the oil pastel tools in Corel Painter IX, which have basically built-in blending. :3 It's very nice (and great for someone as lazy as me).

CGTalk alone has some very nice tutorials on shading with Photoshop, here are links to a few:
TUTORIAL SUMMARY - Anatomy Review 003 Shading Tutorial (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?p=3500445#post3500445) by Rebeccak
MODERN MASTERS: Digital Anatomy Painting (Photoshop) Tutorial (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=259286) by Nebezial (has a very nice blending tool especially. :3)
TUTORIAL - Digital Anatomy Painting (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=308311) by Amerasu

Photoshop Basics (http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/photoshop/l/bllps5out.htm) on About.com

Let me see if I can try to shade something with Photoshop (it's been a while ;) ) and get a few general tips...

Edit: Haha, it seems Rebecca herself has beat me to it. XD

Edit edit: Tried it out. ...I know why I use Painter now. ;)
Note that I'm probably in no position to make a tutorial of any kind, but hopefully this proves at least a bit helpful.

General tips: Try using lower opacity brushes, or vary opacity with pen pressure (assuming you're using a tablet) and use mostly soft pressure. Also, some soft-edged brushes mixed in there NEVER hurt... :3 And failing all else, smudge tool (used in moderation, of course) makes a good blender.

Quick step-by-step: (somewhere between 15 and 30 minutes? Sorry, didn't time.)
http://www.freakachu.org/hitomi/images/15min24.jpg

Hope this helped!

Starrydance
05-18-2006, 03:40 AM
Wow, Helens, thanks! THat helps! I might have to switch to Painter for sketching, but that satisfies my "omg must draw lines" yet still has volume!

Woot! <3

/saves and practices~

redehlert
05-18-2006, 03:56 AM
sweet work and tut, helens!
cheers!
d

Kalai82
05-18-2006, 04:06 PM
my contribution for today: :D

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g98/kalai82/518quickie1.jpg

lol look at the face *sigh* i ran out of time !

thanks for the tutorial Helens!! i have to remember to turn on that airbrush... so many good tools that i don't know how to use right now.. must sit down and play!

Mu
05-18-2006, 04:36 PM
hello everyone.

disgusted with my challenge entry I turned my back on it for today to get me some change.

trying to get a grip on my edges, I promise...

bah,,,

http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/9913/200605187vy.jpg

bad drawing day... sorry folks:banghead:

Kalai82
05-18-2006, 04:44 PM
here's my 2nd one for today :)

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g98/kalai82/518quickie2.jpg