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Notions2Motion
11-22-2005, 05:49 PM
Hey! I'm new to CGTalk, but figured it would help to get on here and get some critique from fellow artists. I draw all the time, but I know that I can improve a lot more with your advice and encouragement.

Here's my first entry for the 15 minute sketch (I tried posting a shaolin earlier but I was experiencing some difficulties with my hosting). It's not that great, but I'm learning :).

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c19/RoboMonkeyModule/15min_dancer.jpg
(http://www.notions2motion.com/images/15min_dancer.jpg)

Rebeccak
11-22-2005, 05:53 PM
RoboMonkeyModule,

Hey, it's Anatomy Thread day!!! That's great! :) Welcome aboard...I will have to look at your work a bit later, looking forward to seeing you progress on your thread! :)

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

Notions2Motion
11-23-2005, 04:00 AM
http://www.notions2motion.com/15min_shaolin2.jpg

These kung fu guys spend all day practicing kicks like this in the wilderness.

Notions2Motion
11-23-2005, 09:52 PM
From imagination. Hmm... Trying to get away from straight profile or face on drawings, but default to them every now and then. Any corrections/crits are welcome!

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c19/RoboMonkeyModule/profile.jpg
(http://www.notions2motion.com/images/profile.jpg)

Rebeccak
11-24-2005, 12:45 AM
I definitely like this one a lot! Nice line quality...and sense of opposing curves. Were you using reference?

Cheers, :)

~Rk

Notions2Motion
11-26-2005, 05:30 PM
Thanks! Nah, no ref on the last one. Just from imagination. I was trying to think about opposing curves and where they would be when I made it. I was also aiming for more volume and better line quality. I need to work on incorporating what I know with what I see when I draw from ref/life! Back to the drawing board :).

Notions2Motion
11-27-2005, 10:32 PM
Decided I'd start catching up with the Anatomy threads. Here's a 2 min or so gesture drawing from photoref. It's challenging to nail the directions of things and the form quickly. Again, this one is looking kind of flat and straight on.

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c19/RoboMonkeyModule/gesture1.jpg

Rebeccak
11-27-2005, 10:40 PM
RoboMonkeyModule,

Hey, you know, I agree that the figure looks a little bit flat, but you have a really nice sense of motion here! I think that the 15 Min. Sketchathon is obviously the perfect breeding ground for these types of Gestural sketches ~ I would suggest timing yourself, perhaps on the same pose (photoref, from the 15 MS or from the web, etc.) in 2, 5, and 15 minute increments. 2 minute poses FORCE you to capture just the essence, and not think too hard about what you are doing. If you were to be really disciplined about it, you might want to do 2, 5, and 15 minute sketches for one or more of the Reference images posted to the 15 MS thread daily. :)

Looking forward to seeing more work! :thumbsup:

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

Notions2Motion
11-29-2005, 03:39 AM
Here's one I did with pencil/my Wacom awhile back.

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c19/RoboMonkeyModule/fig1.jpg

Notions2Motion
11-29-2005, 09:56 PM
The skeleton, as best I remembered it in about 5 mins

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c19/RoboMonkeyModule/skel2.jpg

Same, but a torso

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c19/RoboMonkeyModule/torso.jpg

Rebeccak
11-30-2005, 02:45 AM
RoboMonkeyModule,

I'm really liking your pencil strokes in these! I think you're starting to find your way with the medium ~ if necessary, every now and then, just cut loose, and do a bunch of random, meaningless, calligraphic lines on a large page, just to kind of loosen up and get the blood pumping, so to speak ~ really work on becoming more accurate and more expressive at the same time. The skeleton piece in particular has a lovely, unlabored and even quality to it which is a great direction to go in. I would not want to see this any further rendered! It would really spoil the effect.

Keep up the good work! :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

Notions2Motion
11-30-2005, 10:12 PM
Thanks Rebecca! I think the idea of warming up like that sounds great. It gets tricky when I work on a piece since I usually (attempt to) work pretty sculpturally and the thicker and more expressive my lines are, the more they can cluster together and get ugly fast if I'm not careful. It helps to just wave the pencil around like I just don't care so I don't get too uptight.

Here is my first attempt at one of the OFDWs. I kind of threw my process out the window and just tried to focus on accuracy and rendering, just since it's been awhile since I did a really studied pencil rendering.

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c19/RoboMonkeyModule/1.jpg

Rebeccak
03-01-2006, 09:49 PM
If you haven't already, you should totally join the Challenge!

http://features.cgsociety.org/challenge/journey_begins/enter.php

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

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