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aggie93
01-22-2006, 04:27 PM
06 Jan 21: Sketch from last night

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d50/Aggie93/06jan22.jpg

Rebeccak
01-22-2006, 04:51 PM
aggie93,

Good to see your Anatomy Thread! Very nice drawing you have here ~ looking forward to seeing more. :)

The one thing that I would request is that you limit the size of the images that you post to no more than 800 pixels wide by appropriate pixel length. Try not to post huge images ~ so people don't have to scroll to see your image.

You always want to save your large image for yourself, but create a smaller copy to be posted to the web. Be careful not to resize your original image ~ always make a copy and then resize that for web posting.

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

aggie93
02-21-2006, 08:36 PM
Well, after a month of having Art Rage, I am submitting my first digital painting. I am having a hard time. I think it is because I am having to use a touch pad mouse on my laptop to do this. I need a tablet and pen. This is as fine a brush stroke as the software would let me get too.

http://www.deviantart.com/view/29395168/

Rebeccak
02-21-2006, 08:47 PM
Hey aggs, Great to see your thread go up! :) OMG, you did that piece with a touch pad mouse? :eek: Walk, do not run, to your favorite internet site and order yourself a wacom!

People always recommend newegg.com to me for discount stuff. Check there to see if they have an inexpensive one.

You should post your OFDW pieces here as well! :thumbsup:

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

aggie93
02-21-2006, 09:52 PM
Hey aggs, Great to see your thread go up! :) OMG, you did that piece with a touch pad mouse? :eek: Walk, do not run, to your favorite internet site and order yourself a wacom!

People always recommend newegg.com to me for discount stuff. Check there to see if they have an inexpensive one.

You should post your OFDW pieces here as well! :thumbsup:

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

Rebecca - Thanks. It took awhile to do that because my finger kept getting heywire with the strokes. I kept having to erase.:shrug: It is kinda like finger painting!:thumbsup:

Whatcha mean, double post my OFDWs? Once on the OFDW and once on this thread?:eek:

Rebeccak
02-21-2006, 10:01 PM
LMAO ~ double~posting to your Anatomy Thread is kosher and the standard practice Aggs ~ the OFDW threads are about group work, and your Anatomy Thread like a diary of your work. You can of course get feedback in both places. :)

Cheers, ;)

~Rebeccak

aggie93
02-21-2006, 10:11 PM
I just checked out that website, newegg. I found seven wacoms. One is under $100 the rest seem to be over $200. Whats the deal?

Oh, and I thought I'd leave this dedicated to digital art. Seeing it is a CG forum. My other work is traditional, something I am more comfortable with. Right!?

Ag

billrobertson42
02-22-2006, 03:56 AM
The graphire's have less sensitivity and lack nice things like extra buttons The intuos models are much better for drawing/painting. I have read in more than one place that if you're doing any sort of drawing/painting the intuous is well worth it.

Zephyri
02-22-2006, 12:04 PM
Hi Aggie! Good to see your participating here.. and I have to say, given thats using artrage and a mouse tracker pad, I'm bloomin' impressed! They have to be two of the most unweidy tools for digital painting, and you've still manage to capture a sense of line and form regardless. Definitely get a wacom! The graphire ones arent as good as the intuos ones, but, if you're just starting out, the cheaper option can be better to try it ou and see if it works for you. I worked on the smallest graphire tablet digitally up until just before christmas when I splashed out on a load of new kit, including a intuos A4 tablet, which is the bees knees, but I can still get pretty much the same results with the smaller one by fiddling with brush and sensitivity settings in Photoshop. If you can afford the slightly bigger A5 one, then go for that rather than the intuos, I'd say, cause I've found having the ability to flow with curves was more important to me than having better sensivity to pressure.

And I will respond to your Pm soon too.. I'm not online at home, which restricts what I can do and let you see the set up I work with with the pencils. In the meanwhile, I'd love to see some of your traditional stuff... although this is a CG website, alot of the anatomy stuff here incorporates traditional work too.

aggie93
02-22-2006, 07:37 PM
OK, I will post my OFDW 12 here too, since I got Rebecca's blessing.

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d50/Aggie93/Dentea.jpg

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d50/Aggie93/Dentea.jpg

Zepyhri - Thanks! I wished I could pass the cost off as a business expense. I am just a cartographer professionally. I have a summasketch III with a 16 button mouse for digitizing. That was a business expense. Painting and drawing is my passion, it just doesn't pay. I will send you a PM on my site with my art work.

Ags

aggie93
02-23-2006, 10:07 PM
Here is my WIP on the OFDW 14. Bad picture, I will see if this hotel has a scanner later.

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d50/Aggie93/060223shore1002.jpg

Rebeccak
02-23-2006, 10:10 PM
Heya aggs, you have 'my blessing' to post your OFDW piece as a picture and not as a link, as well! :D

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

aggie93
02-23-2006, 10:33 PM
I do not guess I know how to do that. I use the mountain icon and it always comes up as a link, everyone elses does too, on my computer.

Ag

Heya aggs, you have 'my blessing' to post your OFDW piece as a picture and not as a link, as well! :D

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

Rebeccak
02-23-2006, 10:36 PM
Ag,

Refresh your page. Can you see the image now?

aggie93
02-23-2006, 10:38 PM
No It doesn't seem to work.

Ag,

Refresh your page. Can you see the image now?

aggie93
02-23-2006, 10:39 PM
You know when I insert the image it shows with the toggles to resize. Also it has come up where I can see others but when I go back to view later they're gone.

Is there a cookie I need?

aggie93
02-23-2006, 10:53 PM
Thanks Rebecca, it seems to be working now.

aggie93
02-23-2006, 10:55 PM
ok now it is not. I shut downmy explorer and deleted the cookies and went back in and it worked. Then when I went back to view the thread they were gone.

ags

Rebeccak
02-23-2006, 10:56 PM
Ag,

Try posting the question here:

CGTalk Support Forum (http://forums.cgsociety.org/forumdisplay.php?f=79)
http://forums.cgsociety.org/forumdisplay.php?f=79

Cheers, :)

~Rk

aggie93
02-24-2006, 05:09 AM
Here is my update for tonight. Woof, I had a bit to much to drink tonight. I cannot type. Again sorry for the picture. I got to find a scanner at this hotel. I found one so here it is:

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d50/Aggie93/060223shore004.jpg

aggie93
02-27-2006, 10:48 PM
I already posted this on the OFDW. I am quitting here to pursue the other OFDW.

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d50/Aggie93/Shore.jpg

aggie93
02-28-2006, 01:48 PM
Here is my start on the second OFDW 14: Nymphs.

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d50/Aggie93/060227Nymphs.jpg

Rebeccak
03-01-2006, 08:37 PM
If you haven't already, you should totally join the Challenge!

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

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

aggie93
03-02-2006, 01:45 PM
Reb - I didn't think I could because I am a traditional artist. I couldn't compete with my limited skills and equipment for CG work.

Here is my study on the Nymphs:

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d50/Aggie93/Allu.jpg

aggie93
03-02-2006, 02:44 PM
I realized I never posted here my wife's valentine's gift.

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d50/Aggie93/CupidPsyche.jpg

Maladie
03-02-2006, 04:14 PM
Hello Aggie, I guess I just want to say please go on with your interpretation of the satyr painting! Not sure what went on there in the OFDW, but for me as a newbie it's cool to see someone make a new interpretation, I'm gonna follow it with interest.

(I didn't think it very macabre compared to a lot of stuff on this forum anyway;).)

aggie93
03-02-2006, 04:39 PM
Thanks Mal. I do not know what happened either. I was just trying to give my artistic interpretation. I know it to be a little edgy when you depict demonic beings. I am a devout Christian. I love to depict the was between angles and demons. They are fighting for our souls. I think that might have been Spirit's complaint. His interpretation of Dente was more fantasy. http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=320305 Maybe that was his way to get around the demonic vision of Hell.

I have no anomocity against his comment. I am new too. I am also a traditional artist in the midst of the cgs. I have not decided what to do. Right now I might not post. I may finish the piece and post it elsewhere.

aggie93
03-03-2006, 02:44 PM
Here is my update on the master Nymph, after the smoke cleared.

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d50/Aggie93/060302Nymphc.jpg

aggie93
03-04-2006, 04:03 PM
Here is an update on my Nymphs project. I cannot resize the scan for some reason.

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d50/Aggie93/060303Nymphs.jpg

aggie93
03-04-2006, 04:06 PM
Rebecca - How can I merge my two anatomy threads?


Ags

aggie93
03-06-2006, 01:09 PM
Here is an update for Nymph from last night:

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d50/Aggie93/060305Nymph.jpg

aggie93
03-07-2006, 02:07 PM
I decided to take a break from the Nymphs and OFDW. Another forum asked to come up with a correct rendering of this:

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d50/Aggie93/olgatrial.jpg
and I came up with this after 20 minutes.

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d50/Aggie93/Olga.jpg

aggie93
03-13-2006, 12:31 PM
Update on the Nymph project: (18"X24" 2B&color pencil)

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d50/Aggie93/060313Nymphsa.jpg

Fusioniz
03-13-2006, 01:09 PM
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d50/Aggie93/Shore.jpg[/QUOTE]
i don't know but the proportion of the hand abit off...i don't know..just what i feel

aggie93
03-13-2006, 09:33 PM
Fusioniz - I see that. Too small. Damn, her torso is too long and now her hand is too small. One of these days.... :)

Fusioniz
03-14-2006, 08:17 AM
heh don't worry i'm da worse :)

erilaz
03-14-2006, 12:52 PM
That nymph study is really starting to look fantastic! Can we get a closer look?

aggie93
03-15-2006, 12:52 AM
Update!!

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d50/Aggie93/060313Nymphsy.jpghttp://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d50/Aggie93/060313Nymphsf.jpg

aggie93
03-15-2006, 12:58 AM
That nymph study is really starting to look fantastic! Can we get a closer look?

Erilaz - Not sure how to get it scanned in. It is on a 18"x24" sheet. I have a monochrome scanner but not a color. I think once I finish or quit, which ever one comes first, I'll go to kinko's and use their color scanner.

I will post my latest update here as well.

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d50/Aggie93/060313Nymphsf.jpghttp://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d50/Aggie93/060313Nymphsy.jpg

su
03-15-2006, 01:04 AM
Hey these are looking great. keep it up:)

aggie93
03-15-2006, 01:13 AM
Nyro - Thanks. Your a deviant as well. I'll go check your site.

erilaz
03-15-2006, 06:41 AM
Colour or no, i'd still like to see the juicy values up close! :love:

aggie93
03-15-2006, 01:44 PM
Era - I'll see what I can do for you.


In the mean time:

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d50/Aggie93/060314Nymphsb.jpghttp://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d50/Aggie93/060314Nymphs_Allu_a.jpg

aggie93
03-16-2006, 12:57 PM
Update from last night. See my comments on the OFDW page http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?p=3350596#post3350596
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d50/Aggie93/060315Nymphsa.jpghttp://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d50/Aggie93/060315Nymphs_cu_ls.jpg

References for alterations:

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d50/Aggie93/biomechanics_bat.jpg http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d50/Aggie93/coral.jpg http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d50/Aggie93/sckng.jpg

aggie93
03-17-2006, 01:53 PM
Erilaz - I went ahead and scanned it in with my monochrome scanner so everyone can see the detail. However, I had to take the resolution down a bit to get it on the internet. See my post in OFDW for the story: http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?p=3354586#post3354586

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d50/Aggie93/060316_succubi_mono2.jpg

Rebeccak
03-17-2006, 02:03 PM
Nice work, and nice scan, Aggie! :thumbsup:

aggie93
03-17-2006, 03:14 PM
Thanks Rebecca. Once I finish, I will go to Kinko's and use their color scanner and scan it in. How can I scan it in at a higher resolution and submit it to this site without overwhelming the system with memory overload?

Rebeccak
03-17-2006, 03:28 PM
Well, you would want to host it on Photobucket, and then post a link. :)

Bear in mind that you don't want even your hi res image to be over 1 MB or Photobucket will resize it.

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

aggie93
03-21-2006, 06:18 AM
I am tired of this one so I quit here. Maybe later I will finish the back ground. If you want to read the story about it go to the OFDW 14 post: http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=3366416&postcount=363

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d50/Aggie93/sucetinc002.jpg

Scorche
03-22-2006, 07:11 AM
hello
I hope you don't take this the wrong way - but I did a quick overpaint of your pic. I see that this is a pencilwork and some of these changes might be hard to do - if you do decide to do them. I pointed out some of the most important ones with the blue arrows.
it seems you tend to make limbs skinnier than they need to be, and your hands, and especially feet tend to be too small. don't be affraid to give them some mass. whereas the cleavage I felt had more mass than it needed. the girl in the lower right corner looks like she has goat boobs that go sideways(and a weird growth spurt on her back).
The guy has some weird knee that looks like it is dislocated, and a shoulder that looks like it's comming out of his neck. the head's not bad except it's a bit too small - especially at the back

well here's the quick overpaint...
hopefully I didn't take away from your motivation to finish this peice...

good luck with the rest.

http://img78.imageshack.us/img78/7850/buga15ho.jpg

aggie93
03-22-2006, 01:02 PM
scorch - thanks. I am still having problem with proportions right now. I tend to get afraid that I will make the arms, legs, feet and hands to large. Plus the original legs of the male were goat legs. I improvized. The female on the right's cleavage I noticed but left it thinking it would work due to the action of coming down on the male's head. Her boob would kinda fly out to the side. Maybe I am wrong about that since I do not have boobs.

aggie93
04-11-2006, 08:29 PM
Howdy all from a little vacation of this site. Here is what I have been working on:

With paint started: http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d50/Aggie93/060410_Blasphomey.jpg

Before paint: http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d50/Aggie93/060409_Blasphomey.jpg

aggie93
04-12-2006, 02:23 PM
Update on Blasphomy:

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d50/Aggie93/060411_Blasphomy.jpg

Rebeccak
04-12-2006, 03:49 PM
Heya Aggie,

I'm assuming your using oils? My recommendation is not to go too light too soon, as on the figure. Try using yellow ochre instead of white for lights initially ~ that will blend nicely with the burnt sienna wash and it's also lighter than burnt sienna so will act as a nice midtone.

I would say the same with the red eyes ~ really keep red for the midtone, and add a deeper / darker reddish black for the shadow and a yellow orangeish small highlight.

Looking forward to seeing this develop. :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

aggie93
04-12-2006, 03:54 PM
Heya Aggie,

I'm assuming your using oils? My recommendation is not to go too light too soon, as on the figure. Try using yellow ochre instead of white for lights initially ~ that will blend nicely with the burnt sienna wash and it's also lighter than burnt sienna so will act as a nice midtone.

I would say the same with the red eyes ~ really keep red for the midtone, and add a deeper / darker reddish black for the shadow and a yellow orangeish small highlight.

Looking forward to seeing this develop. :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

Reb - Thanks, I will try that. I do not do much oils. Takes to long!

Rebeccak
04-12-2006, 03:55 PM
Acrylics then? On canvas? Same principles would apply. :)

aggie93
04-12-2006, 04:06 PM
Acrylics then? On canvas? Same principles would apply. :)

i SPENT ALL MY MONEY ON OILS... GOTTA USE THEM UP!

aggie93
04-13-2006, 12:35 PM
Last night's update:

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d50/Aggie93/blasphemy001.jpg

aggie93
04-18-2006, 02:51 PM
Update:

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d50/Aggie93/blasphemy003.jpghttp://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d50/Aggie93/blasphemy004.jpg

aggie93
04-24-2006, 09:44 PM
2006 April 23 Self Portrait. Charcoal 30 minutes.

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d50/Aggie93/060423SelfPortrait.jpg

Hyaloclastics
04-25-2006, 12:13 AM
Update!!

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d50/Aggie93/060313Nymphsy.jpghttp://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d50/Aggie93/060313Nymphsf.jpg

Those are some sweet renders!I really like your values.
Keep it up!

aggie93
04-25-2006, 12:57 PM
Those are some sweet renders!I really like your values.
Keep it up!

Polonoid - Thank you for your comment. That was only my second work that involved more than one character. The first was the Dente et Virgile. It was also my most intense one using color pencils. It is one that I will place in my portfolio.

aggie93
04-26-2006, 01:31 PM
Here is what I worked on last night: (Yes it is on masonite board)

OFDW 15:bounce:
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d50/Aggie93/060425019.jpg

And I am working on a favor to a girl who does stock photos on another site.:love: I am calling it pin-up:
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d50/Aggie93/060426PinUp.jpg Well, I was going to show the reference here, but it was a little risque. :eek: Sorry! For those who wanted to see it, hopefully my work will reflected her well!:thumbsup:

Rebeccak
04-27-2006, 12:51 AM
Hiya Aggie,

I think that someone mentioned this on the OFDW thread, but I would agree that masonite is best worked on once primed with about 2 or 3 coats of gesso. Otherwise the board just absorbs all of the color and you can end up wasting a lot of paint and time that way.

I don't know how far you've gone, but I would recommend gessoing next time. :) Also, if you go to Home Depot or another hardware store, they can make a certain number of wood cuts for free ~ beyond a certain number, you have to pay. Masonite is a good surface to paint on, but only once primed.

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

aggie93
04-27-2006, 02:50 PM
Hiya Aggie,

I think that someone mentioned this on the OFDW thread, but I would agree that masonite is best worked on once primed with about 2 or 3 coats of gesso. Otherwise the board just absorbs all of the color and you can end up wasting a lot of paint and time that way.

I don't know how far you've gone, but I would recommend gessoing next time. :) Also, if you go to Home Depot or another hardware store, they can make a certain number of wood cuts for free ~ beyond a certain number, you have to pay. Masonite is a good surface to paint on, but only once primed.

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

I just realized that once I worked on it this morning. My question would be, would it be cheaper still doing the boards with gessoing or going back to canvas?

aggie93
04-27-2006, 02:52 PM
Here is my WIPs, yes three WIP right now. Aghh!

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d50/Aggie93/060426OFDW16.jpg http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d50/Aggie93/060427NaydiaStudy.jpg http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d50/Aggie93/060426PinUp001.jpg

Rebeccak
04-27-2006, 03:19 PM
Originally posted by aggie: I just realized that once I worked on it this morning. My question would be, would it be cheaper still doing the boards with gessoing or going back to canvas?
Hmm, not sure. The best way to find out is to see how much a large sheet of masonite costs and how much it costs to get it cut. You can get a large bucket of gesso for around $17 and a wide sponge brush for less than $1. A bucket of gesso will go a long way.

Ultimately, it takes more time and preparation to prime a masonite board. You should give it around 3 coats of gesso, and allow each layer to dry thoroughly before applying another. I suggest picking a warm day, and setting up some sawhorses and a plank in the garage (with newspaper beneath, of course) and just having at it. Better yet, work in the sun so the gesso will dry faster.

Have a bunch of precut smallish boards (I dunno, your choice in terms of size, I would think larger than a sheet of paper at least for a head painting) and then just line them up and Ford Factory / assembly line them til you have a bunch of preprepared boards, and voila! You're good to go. :)

Once the last coat of gesso is dry, I suggest giving each a light / thinned down coat of burnt sienna acrylic paint or oil if you have the time to let it dry. This establishes a nice midtone, otherwise you will be fighting like crazy to kill the white of the gesso.

Another alternative is to coat the boards with colored gesso instead of acrylic with that third coat. Colored gesso is more expensive (you'd only want to get a bottle, not a gallon of it) but it goes on much smoother and with a better consistency than regular acrylic paint. They sell it in limited colors, I'm pretty sure they sell it in burnt sienna / umber or other dark brown.

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

aggie93
04-27-2006, 03:37 PM
Dang, I think I will stick to canvas. That takes too much work even if it is cheaper.

Rebeccak
04-27-2006, 03:39 PM
Hehe, yes, you're right. :D

I would still recommend buying a bottle of colored gesso (brown) and giving your canvases a quick coat with a sponge brush before painting, either in acrylic or oil, on top, and letting it dry. You always want as much as possible to kill the white before painting. Saves a lot of time and energy!

Cheers, :)

~Rk

aggie93
04-27-2006, 06:02 PM
Hehe, yes, you're right. :D

I would still recommend buying a bottle of colored gesso (brown) and giving your canvases a quick coat with a sponge brush before painting, either in acrylic or oil, on top, and letting it dry. You always want as much as possible to kill the white before painting. Saves a lot of time and energy!

Cheers, :)

~Rk

Yea, that would be cheaper than using all my burnt umber up to cover the white canvas! Thanks!

aggie93
04-30-2006, 05:46 AM
I have been away for the last few days and I brought my pencils so I have had a chance to only work on my pin up

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d50/Aggie93/060429pin-up.jpg

aggie93
05-02-2006, 01:40 PM
Pin-up Update (adding color)

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d50/Aggie93/IMAGE_00089.jpghttp://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d50/Aggie93/IMAGE_00090.jpg

Sorry for the poor picture, 1.5 Mega Pixal Camera.

Rebeccak
05-02-2006, 03:21 PM
Aggie,

I've been photographing a bunch of my older drawings lately and will try to post some stuff today. One thing I notice with your figures is that you tend to make the arms a bit thin / small, and I also think doing gesture drawings would help give more of a spontaneous quality to your pictures.

A book I really recommend is Vilppu's Drawing Manual (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1892053039/103-8991821-0763011?v=glance&n=283155). It breaks down the form into simple shapes, and really forces you to get more roundness into forms etc. :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

Scorche
05-02-2006, 06:13 PM
my concern is with the girls left leg. Try to immagine where the bone in it would be. It seems to me there is a bit of an odd twist in there. Also I don't have the reference photo, but it seems like the legs could use a little more mass. Though it could also have to do with the angle you took the picture at ...

aggie93
05-04-2006, 03:23 PM
MAY 4, 2006:
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d50/Aggie93/060504PinUp.jpg

aggie93
05-04-2006, 03:25 PM
my concern is with the girls left leg. Try to immagine where the bone in it would be. It seems to me there is a bit of an odd twist in there. Also I don't have the reference photo, but it seems like the legs could use a little more mass. Though it could also have to do with the angle you took the picture at ...

Scorche - I had problems with that leg. The actual photo looks a bit strange as well. I am going to amend my drawing to have a flag draped across that leg just to cover up the anomoly. Thanks for the crit!

aggie93
05-04-2006, 03:32 PM
Aggie,

I've been photographing a bunch of my older drawings lately and will try to post some stuff today. One thing I notice with your figures is that you tend to make the arms a bit thin / small, and I also think doing gesture drawings would help give more of a spontaneous quality to your pictures.

A book I really recommend is Vilppu's Drawing Manual (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1892053039/103-8991821-0763011?v=glance&n=283155). It breaks down the form into simple shapes, and really forces you to get more roundness into forms etc. :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

Rebecca - I went to a live figure lab on Tuesday to get away from pictures and get back to gestures. I fall into a 2 deminsional trap when I reproduce photos and I lose the volumes of things like arms and legs. I also realize that I make appendages a bit thin, do not know why. It isn't until I am almost through and stand back do I see the problem. I will check out the book and see.

I really do respect your comments. I wish I could be great at art. I feel like I am spinning my wheels alot of times and begin to question why I spend so much time and money on this hobby that, apparently, is going nowhere.

Rebeccak
05-04-2006, 07:19 PM
Originally posted by Aggie: I wish I could be great at art. I feel like I am spinning my wheels alot of times and begin to question why I spend so much time and money on this hobby that, apparently, is going nowhere.
Aggie, everyone feels this way at one point or another. It's part of being an artist, but it's not easy. :) I really think that you would enjoy working digitally. I know that the equipment etc. is expensive, but if you can afford Photoshop / a wacom, I would recommend it. Keep going with your studies...you are doing a good job. :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

aggie93
05-08-2006, 02:39 PM
After a weekend of Rain and storms, and no water because of a busted waterline under the house, I had time to work on this.

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d50/Aggie93/060507PinUp.jpg

Rebeccak
05-08-2006, 04:15 PM
Hi Aggie,

I think this turned out pretty nicely! :)

I still say the best way to go is to do a lot of traditional master copies ~ of Drawings, not Paintings.

Definitely check out this thread:

Master Copy Resources (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=354836)

I seriously think doing Master Copies is one of the best ways to go. The difference between drawing from Master Drawings and drawing from regular photographic reference is enormous. Why? Because with Master Drawings, the form has already been interpreted in terms of lines, and copying for example several works by the same master (good examples are Michelangelo, Raphael, and Rubens) you can quickly pick up their vocabulary of terms, which are often repeated. Once you start to pick up this vocabulary by doing MANY master copies, you start to use it consciously and subconsciously in your own work.

Actually, I think I'll put that paragraph above in the link, as I really believe that this is true.

Looking forward to more of your work Aggie! :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

aggie93
05-08-2006, 04:39 PM
....Master Copy Resources (http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=354836)

I seriously think doing Master Copies is one of the best ways to go. The difference between drawing from Master Drawings and drawing from regular photographic reference is enormous. Why? Because with Master Drawings, the form has already been interpreted in terms of lines, and copying for example several works by the same master (good examples are Michelangelo, Raphael, and Rubens) you can quickly pick up their vocabulary of terms, which are often repeated. Once you start to pick up this vocabulary by doing MANY master copies, you start to use it consciously and subconsciously in your own work.......

Rebecca - Thanks! You still mean alot to me! I will check this out further later after work. I wanted to say that since we have been doing these OFDWs, I feel I have been getting better at what I do. With Dr. Bones' live figure labs on Tuesday, Olga and your input to various techniques, and posting WIPs and getting their respective inputs have given me a wealth of artistic knowledge. Again, Thanks!

aggie93
05-09-2006, 02:42 PM
Finished with this one. It is color pencil on 9" x 12" heavy stock paper.

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d50/Aggie93/LocksPinUpFinal.jpg

Rebeccak
05-09-2006, 03:51 PM
Aggie,

Thanks for the nice feedback, that's great to hear! :)

I think on your image, the part that came out really nicely is the torso. I think doing a few master studies of arms / legs / heads will really help to enforce these when you go to draw from reference or from life.

I really recommend doing some studies from here:

http://www.anatomyatlases.org/atlasofanatomy/plateindex.shtml

Looking forward to seeing what's ahead! :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

aggie93
05-09-2006, 03:54 PM
I really recommend doing some studies from here:

http://www.anatomyatlases.org/atlasofanatomy/plateindex.shtml

Wow, that is a cool link. I will start on some of those studies as soon as I get home! Thanks!

aggie93
05-11-2006, 12:05 AM
Started a competition on deviant art's webstie. It is lockstock's competition. The theme is 36. I picked Psalms 36 and came up with two great poses from lockstock's stock. I put them together roughly like this (see below). If any of you have suggestions, please let me know. I want to have a hand coming from the upper left corner to assist the pleading pose and a few hands from the bottom pulling the falling pose down. I will post my WIPs as I go.

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d50/Aggie93/WIPPsalms36060510.jpg

Rebeccak
05-11-2006, 01:20 AM
Aggie,

Watch the relative sizes of the arms to the bodies / heads. Something you might try is using tracing paper to redraw certain areas. You might find that starting fresh helps as well. :)

Out of town for a bit, will be checking in on Sunday when I get back. :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

aggie93
05-24-2006, 03:48 PM
Found out how I was going to position this. Rebecca, I cannot stop working on new stuff to do studies. I know I need to but it is an addiction to be creative. Here is an update:

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d50/Aggie93/WIPPsalms36060523.jpg

aggie93
05-25-2006, 12:59 PM
I started adding color to this one. I hope to finish it this weekend.

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d50/Aggie93/WIPPsalms36060524.jpg

Cyanid
05-25-2006, 04:03 PM
That looks good! nice lightning!
the faces are a bit odd. the hands need some major work too.
I'm looking forward to the result.

aggie93
05-25-2006, 05:25 PM
Cy - Thanks. I am having the damnest time with the hands. Since it is a stock photo, I cannot see the perspective of the hands or head. I finally gave up and decided to go with just coloring it. I'll keep ya posted.

Rebeccak
05-25-2006, 06:29 PM
Aggie,

For tough poses, you should really take photo reference ~ if you're already working from ref and it's not clear, try and take your own.

Here is a review I did of your piece ~ I think you do a nice job with the torsos of your figures, but I would recommend doing separate anatomy studies of arms, legs, feet, hands, and the head ~ I think these types of studies are more useful in the long run than extended 'finished' pieces. :)

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b380/rebeccak5/Anatomy%20Thread%20of%20Aggie%2093/Aggie_Review-01.gif

Hope this helps! :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

aggie93
05-25-2006, 07:04 PM
Reb - I bow down to you. You make that look so easy. After rendering a bit last night, I realized that her legs were too short. Her head is really tilted back a bit more in the reference photo. She is in an awkward position. I hope to get to those studies you gave me soon. Between work and life, I have no time for art. SAD!

Rebeccak
05-25-2006, 07:07 PM
Heh, Aggie, I understand. :) Just so long as you get some time for art, that's what's important, right? There never seems to be enough time to go around. :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

aggie93
05-31-2006, 07:11 PM
Update from this past weekend

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d50/Aggie93/WIPPsalms36060527.jpg

Rebeccak
06-01-2006, 05:57 AM
Aggie,

Something I would recommend doing for future pieces is really working out the drawing with light pencil before going to render with either colored pencil or just regular pencil. It's difficult at this stage to fix some of the proportional problems in the face, and it's pretty hard to get details when you are working this small with a fairly wide tipped medium such as colored pencil.

I'd love to see you do some large scale pencil studies of faces / head, as I think you might really be able to focus / get detail on a larger scale. :)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

aggie93
06-01-2006, 12:58 PM
Reb - I know I really should have fixed that, but I was too far into it. I just wanted to finish this one up and start the OFDW. I plan on doing the "black". I will also work on some studies that you referred me to. Promise this time. LOL


Here is the final of Psalms 36
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d50/Aggie93/Psalms36060601.jpg

aggie93
06-02-2006, 12:43 PM
I apologize to everyone. I do not know what has happened at photobucket. I read the terms and I cannot see where I violated anything. I am working on getting this figured out. In the mean time you can visit my site on deviant. http://aggie93.deviantart.com/

Scorche
06-02-2006, 03:45 PM
try using imageshack

http://imageshack.us/

aggie93
06-02-2006, 03:56 PM
try using imageshack

http://imageshack.us/

Your the second one to mention that. I need a site of my own I guess. I will try imageshack. Here is the explination photobucket gave me:
We continuously monitor the content on our site. When we find images that violate our Terms of Service, we either remove the images or ban the account if the account is full of images that violate our TOS. When an image has been removed for TOS violation, it will display as the image you are currently seeing in your account. Please read our Terms of Service.

http://photobucket.com/terms.php (http://photobucket.com/terms.php)

Thank you!

The only thing I can see I violated was the nudity clause, but they left some of my nude drawings up. So that would not make sense. Oh well.

Rebeccak
06-02-2006, 04:00 PM
aggie,

It seems like Photobucket has suddenly decided to go on a spree and delete images ~ the same has been happening to me and others. It's disappointing, I'm thinking of contacting them, though I'm not sure how much good it might do...

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

aggie93
06-02-2006, 04:20 PM
Here we go with imageshack:

http://img188.imageshack.us/img188/1416/psalms360606014iu.jpg

BYE PHOTOBUCKET!!

Rebeccak
06-03-2006, 06:37 PM
Aggie,

I think this turned out pretty well, but you know that I'd love to see more master copies. ;)

Cheers,

~Rebeccak

aggie93
06-05-2006, 12:39 PM
Dear,



You do indeed still have many images depicting nudity in your account. Please remove them within the next 24 hours, or we will remove them.

We do not allow any type of nudity, artistic or otherwise to be uploaded at this site.



Thank you!

Your Photobucket Support Team



Their excuse after being on it for a half year! Funny that the first post was a nude study!

aggie93
06-05-2006, 12:44 PM
Here is what I did this weekend. I wanted to just do a picture of my wife's magnolia tree's flower. I took a picture of it and started drawing it. Then I thought, this could work as a pin-up for a competition of pin-ups. So here is what I came up with.
http://img505.imageshack.us/img505/1329/magnolia8pp.jpg

aggie93
06-06-2006, 03:37 PM
My WIP OFDW 17

http://img60.imageshack.us/img60/5862/blackbashibazouk0606050ep.jpg

aggie93
06-07-2006, 12:39 PM
Finished OFDW 17

http://img224.imageshack.us/img224/9681/blackbashibazoukfinal8lu.jpg

aggie93
06-13-2006, 12:39 PM
What I have been working on the last few days.

http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/7898/rose9kv.jpg
http://img147.imageshack.us/img147/4772/wipdeadrose0606121vw.jpg

Rebeccak
06-13-2006, 12:57 PM
Aggie,

If you are starting to get into suggestive giant flowers, you should definitely take a look at the work of Georgia O'Keefe. :)

http://www.earthlypassions.com/earthlypassions/OKeefe.jpg


Cheers,

~Rebeccak

aggie93
08-09-2006, 01:27 PM
This is my first commission work. I was asked by my cousin to paint a wedding picture of her and her wife off the coast of Hawaii.

http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/599/060808arwipge3.jpg

Sorry for the poor image. I think my scanner is going out. All I have right now is pencil lines on a canvas board (9x12). I will start oiling tonight so from now on will be camera pictures for updates.

aggie93
08-11-2006, 12:44 PM
WOW, if you don't get posted on you get dropped fast in this forum. Here is an update from last night. I am beginning to think I am not cut out for oil painting. I should just stick with the pencils. I will be pushing the tones a little now that I have the fist hen scratching down. I am open for suggestions.

http://img301.imageshack.us/img301/3571/1001956lm5.jpg

Maybe I will be able to practice more once I get my tablet PC. By the way I got Corel Painter 9, everyone. It should be here next week.

aggie93
06-07-2007, 03:06 AM
Here is my latest traditional piece. It is a master copy of Lord Frederick Leighton's Flaming June (1895). It was done in watercolor pencil on an 18 x 24 watercolor heavy stock paper.

http://img362.imageshack.us/img362/5483/flamingjune001cs9.jpg

aggie93
08-28-2007, 09:13 PM
Here is a sketch using graphite of a master J. W. Waterhouse painting.

http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/6272/2006artwork002oq3.jpg

aggie93
01-19-2008, 08:05 PM
A little piece I drummed up this morning.

http://img245.imageshack.us/img245/9505/contrastpb112hz2.jpg
By doubled2008 (http://profile.imageshack.us/user/doubled2008) at 2008-01-19

Sharpie pen and paper!

aggie93
01-27-2008, 08:37 PM
Study done in traditional pencil.

http://img170.imageshack.us/img170/3103/nude1qz3.jpg
By doubled2008 (http://profile.imageshack.us/user/doubled2008) at 2008-01-27

aggie93
01-29-2008, 06:56 PM
Another nude study I got from Rebecca's reference page of God's Art. Pretty good source.

Traditional Pencil. About 45 mintues.

http://www.image-upload.net/files/9476/nude-2_thumb.jpg

aggie93
01-30-2008, 01:45 PM
I added some more highlights and shadows to Nude Study - 2.

http://www.image-upload.net/files/9476/nude-2b.jpg

aggie93
01-31-2008, 12:58 PM
Nude Study-3 WIP

http://www.image-upload.net/files/9476/nude-3.jpg

aggie93
02-08-2008, 01:44 AM
Update on Nude-3


http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/7203/nude3bpq5.jpg

Gord-MacDonald
02-08-2008, 04:11 AM
Nice work - I esp like the skechbook type work (drawings and notes)

Gord

aggie93
02-09-2008, 07:00 PM
Nude Study - 4 WIP

http://img238.imageshack.us/img238/1817/nude4sx8.jpg

batte812
02-09-2008, 07:53 PM
Hi Aggie, good progress in these figure drawings. I like the clean lines in the last two. Keep it up!

aggie93
02-14-2008, 01:26 PM
Update on Nude-4

http://img206.imageshack.us/img206/3156/nude4wip2yb2.jpg

Edit: Sorry Bat, I forgot to comment. Thanks for the kind comments. It makes me keep going.

aggie93
02-16-2008, 03:33 PM
Playing around with the manga stuff again. This is the esurance's cartoon character:

http://img529.imageshack.us/img529/2086/esuranceahr3.jpg

Go here http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=4950543&postcount=293 to see the final Erin!

aggie93
02-19-2008, 03:50 AM
Final update on Nude - 4

She will go into my Bald is Beautiful Series (No. 2)

http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/9251/nude4wip3fz8.jpg

aggie93
03-12-2008, 01:49 AM
Workout Sketches (Mar 5, 2008)

http://img352.imageshack.us/img352/1718/img0435zx0.jpg

Workout Sketches (Mar 11, 2008)
http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/4857/img0441uy3.jpg

aggie93
03-28-2008, 01:33 PM
Characters of my story. I am posting these in the Manga Workshop thread as well.

Allu and Metatron
http://img301.imageshack.us/img301/733/img0483ks0.jpg http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/5742/ronsl9.jpg

Kanga
09-24-2008, 05:30 PM
Hi aggie93!

You have some really very nice drawings going on here. I think you have a great sense of beauty and dynamics. One thing that might help is to visualize a center line going through your figures, especially the more extreme poses. Just for the balance. Check out Doctor Bone's thread here.

Lovely stuff
Chris

aggie93
09-24-2008, 05:38 PM
Hi aggie93!

You have some really very nice drawings going on here. I think you have a great sense of beauty and dynamics. One thing that might help is to visualize a center line going through your figures, especially the more extreme poses. Just for the balance. Check out Doctor Bone's thread here.

Lovely stuff
Chris

Funny thing, Kanga, is that I sometimes go to Dr. Bone's live figure labs. His workshop is about an hour's drive from me. I know that is a one of the biggest problems I have. I like getting to the final picture too quick sometimes and I leave out the important construction parts. Thanks for the comments.

aggie93
05-27-2009, 07:44 PM
Haven't posted in a while. What I have been doing since starting graduate school! Just doodles nothing major.

http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/5742/ronsl9.jpg

http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/8259/sleepla6.jpg

http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/3843/lipsfc4.jpg

http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/1121/witchbladesj0.jpg

http://img501.imageshack.us/img501/2633/allu080419aiy0.jpg

http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/5837/allu080422gr8.jpg

http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/7853/witchblade2ww5.jpg

aggie93
05-27-2009, 07:48 PM
And more...!!!

http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/5516/img0637ne5.jpg

http://img518.imageshack.us/img518/6255/img0707wm1.jpg

http://img510.imageshack.us/img510/5032/alloth002ye7.jpg

http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/9816/allu080807ep9.jpg

http://img360.imageshack.us/img360/4959/img1050bb6.jpg

http://img301.imageshack.us/img301/769/scan0001gz0.jpg

aggie93
08-11-2009, 01:01 PM
I think I have enough of my manga character, Allu, to post an Allu page! I need to work on my other characters a little more.

http://img176.imageshack.us/img176/1487/allu0908a.jpg

NO reference, pencil, traditional

batte812
09-09-2009, 11:15 AM
Hi Aggie that last one looks like an interesting character and a gooe pose. The left arm is hidden too much imo. Keep going!

aggie93
10-06-2009, 05:09 AM
Thanks Batte

I did these sketches a few weeks ago. I have been busy with my thesis. This is my last semester with my master's program. I just found out I was accepted in the doctorate program so I guess my quest goes on. Dr. Aggie!

http://img194.imageshack.us/img194/4460/skt3.jpghttp://img194.imageshack.us/img194/567/sketch1f.jpghttp://img194.imageshack.us/img194/1403/skt2.jpg

aggie93
12-15-2009, 09:02 PM
Hey All! Just graduated this month with my Master's Degree and I will begin my PhD next year. I hope to go a little slower giving me more time for my passion, ART! Hope to post something soon.

killermachine
12-16-2009, 06:54 AM
Hey congrats Davey!! so what wil your PhD be about?

aggie93
12-16-2009, 06:54 PM
Hey congrats Davey!! so what wil your PhD be about?

Thanks Killer. I will continue the same program of Geospatial Information Science with a cadastral information system emphysis.

The4thAggie
12-16-2009, 07:39 PM
Always good to see another Aggie on the interwebs. Congrats on the Master's and the acceptance into the Ph.d program. Interesting sketchbook you have too.

aggie93
12-16-2009, 09:43 PM
Always good to see another Aggie on the interwebs. Congrats on the Master's and the acceptance into the Ph.d program. Interesting sketchbook you have too.
Gig'em. Thanks for the codos. What did you mean by interesting? :curious:

The4thAggie
12-17-2009, 02:10 AM
Well the overall spread of the sketches are well proportioned if you know what I mean. :D

aggie93
12-18-2009, 12:18 AM
Well the overall spread of the sketches are well proportioned if you know what I mean. :D

I will take that as a complement. How about you, got a sketch thread yet?

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