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LoTekK
02-13-2006, 06:43 PM
Oh, what the hell, why not.

Okay, fine, Rebecca, you twisted my arm. Here I am. :p

Grabbed a bunch of images from the 15-minute reference thread, and decided to start with one of Hong Ly's. I've decided I really need to get the whole drawing-with-the-arm-and-not-the-bloody-wrist-and-fingers thing down, so this was a good place to start. Propped up my TPC, got my ass off the chair, and went to town with an attempt at a gesture drawing.

Sweet jesus it is bloody difficult to draw with the arm. :argh: It probably doesn't help that my TPC's screen is only 12", and is pretty damned slick (note to self: get one of them WriteGuard screen protectors for a more tooth).

And so I present: my trainwreck, done in Sketchbook Pro on a TPC.

http://www.lotekk.com/files/ofdw/1.jpg

Rebeccak
02-13-2006, 07:44 PM
Yyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!

Geez, finally Teck! After all, you're partially responsible for my nascent forum addiction...it's about damn time you frequented this forum! :wise: :p :buttrock:

Great to see this sketch! Let's see more of 'em! Bring 'em on!

Cheers, :)

~Rk

LoTekK
02-13-2006, 07:50 PM
*Looks at Rebecca's post count*

Um. I don't know if "addiction" is remotely accurate a description of your affliction. :D

I'll see if I can squeeze a few more tomorrow (or rather, later today, since it's almost 5 in the morning here :p) before I head to class.

RobertoOrtiz
02-13-2006, 07:51 PM
Hey Teck... looking forward to seeing more updates..!


Yyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!



That scream send a chill to my soul!
I am scared that Rebecca is about to pass me in posts!

-R

Rebeccak
02-13-2006, 07:52 PM
You have a soul? :p

RobertoOrtiz
02-13-2006, 07:57 PM
OUCH!
I fell backwards to the floor. A hand came from the monitor and slapped me...

hehe

-R

LoTekK
02-13-2006, 07:58 PM
I am scared that Rebecca is about to pass me in posts!
Dude. She's not that far off. I give her another half an hour, and you're toast. ;)

Besides, her posts-per-day count probably rocks anyone on these forums. :D

Anyways, I'm off to bed, catch y'all later.

Rebeccak
02-13-2006, 08:04 PM
Duuuuudes,

My current post count doesn't include the 1200+ posts for the CGWorkshops...:D

You were toast long ago, Ortiz! :D

EDIT: 1,470 :wise:

RobertoOrtiz
02-14-2006, 04:21 AM
Duuuuudes,

My current post count doesn't include the 1200+ posts for the CGWorkshops...:D

You were toast long ago, Ortiz! :D

EDIT: 1,470 :wise:

I bow down to the mistress of posts...

Ouch

-R

LoTekK
02-14-2006, 04:49 AM
Duuuuudes,

My current post count doesn't include the 1470+ posts for the CGWorkshops...:D
It needs to be said. You're sick, woman. Sick. :curious:

:D

Okay, did a quick one after waking up. Need to keep doing this. Must. Improve. Line confidence. :argh:

http://www.lotekk.com/files/ofdw/2.jpg

Rebeccak
02-14-2006, 04:54 AM
Not so bad. :wise: Try again. :wise:

LoTekK
02-14-2006, 08:18 AM
Not so bad. :wise: Try again. :wise:
*LoTekK yanks the hatchet out of the back of his head and nurses the wound*

Coooold. :surprised

Okay, here we go. First one's the gesture (I guess 5-10 mins?), and the next one was after about 10-15 mins of throwing some basic forms on:

http://www.lotekk.com/files/ofdw/lorraine2.jpg
http://www.lotekk.com/files/ofdw/lorraine1.jpg

Yeah, I botched a bunch of proportions. And I still need to work on the whole line confidence thing.

Mu
02-14-2006, 09:00 AM
Hi LoTekk,


as concerns line confidence I think it's all about mileage. Also, I read some comment around here somewhere (think it was in the Beginner's Lounge) that you should not go over a line to confirm that you like it:scream: - maybe that helps...

But, the reason I post a reply is: the values on the last sketch are great!

LoTekK
02-14-2006, 09:50 AM
you should not go over a line to confirm that you like it
Guilty as charged. :p Rebecca's actually told me as much when I did a figure drawing session with her some time last year, but it's tough to get out of the habit. :surprised I'll have to work on that a lot. :)

the values on the last sketch are great!
:blush: Thanks. I made a point to use only black, white, and 50grey, to force myself to see the big shapes, instead of noodling like I usually tend to be prone to. :D

I'll try and get some more done tonight. Probably during my math lecture later. :scream:

Mu
02-14-2006, 10:48 AM
Probably during my math lecture later. :scream:


lmao!:scream:

you have to set priorities, don't you...? :D

LoTekK
02-14-2006, 01:42 PM
Well, didn't manage to get any sketching done during the lecture, since I actually had to pay attention this time round (sometimes, math truly makes my head hurt :argh: ).

I'll try and take a break to sketch sometime tonight while I'm working through some assignments. :)

Rebeccak
02-14-2006, 01:47 PM
What is this 'math' of which you speak? :curious:

LoTekK
02-14-2006, 02:38 PM
Yeah, yeah, rub it in. :curious: I still have bloody assignments to do. :argh:

LoTekK
02-14-2006, 06:34 PM
Well, it's half past three in the morning, and I've gotten exactly zero schoolwork done. I did, however, manage to sneak in a quick gesture. I might do a value study of it as well.

http://www.lotekk.com/files/ofdw/3.jpg

I actually managed to resist the temptation to go over my lines about two dozen times apiece. :) Well, for the most part, anyways. I think it helped that I finally realized that the 12" screen wasn't going to play well with just arm movement, so I compromised and used a combination of arm and wrist. Almost no fingerwork, though, which I'm rather pleased about.

Rebeccak
02-14-2006, 06:54 PM
Teck,

Without a doubt, these are the best drawings of yours I've seen ~ nice work! :thumbsup:

I think there may be a bit of misunderstanding with respect to my saying that one shouldn't go over one's lines ~ even in traditional work, I will refine my lines, and try to reinforce them / make them better as I go along, but I certainly revise like crazy digitally! :D

It's up to you of course in terms of approach, though ~ there aren't really any rules. :)

Cheers,

~Rebecca

LoTekK
02-14-2006, 07:06 PM
I understand about refining, which is always good, but my problem (and you know this, having seen my stuff at that figure drawing session) has always been that I keep going over the same lines while I work. Not as refinement, but because I wasn't confident enough with making long, sweeping lines. The times I would suck it up and make those long lines, I'd start scratching away at them, until they looked like chicken scratches (basically like the previous gestures in this thread).

So yeah, trying to hammer it into my head now. :wip: :)

Still need to work on defining those initial guides, though. Having a bit of trouble with that, which is why I'm tending to botch overall proportions. :p

Rebeccak
02-14-2006, 07:13 PM
You should participate in the next OFDW ~ I think we'll be doing another Master Copy, most likely by Bouguereau. I believe we'll be launching the next one at the end of this week. :) :wip:

LoTekK
02-14-2006, 08:11 PM
Bouguereau Master copy, eh? Should be interesting. Why not, count me in. :)

Okay, so I wanted to do a simple value study. And ended up noodling for somewhere around 45 mins. :argh: Apologies to the model, I made her face rather mannish. :blush:

http://www.lotekk.com/files/ofdw/3a.jpg

Rebeccak
02-14-2006, 08:20 PM
Verrrry cool. Plan on working on this further? :)

LoTekK
02-14-2006, 08:27 PM
Verrrry cool. Plan on working on this further? :)
That's a possibility, though I'm going to try and keep the focus on the gestures, and slowly work my way up to getting my linework down. :)

For now, though, I need to get some sleep. :p

Rebeccak
02-14-2006, 08:28 PM
Sleep? Wazzat?? Isn't that what chicken monkeys do? ;)

Have a good one. :)

Milho
02-18-2006, 06:48 PM
...what chicken monkeys do?

So they doooo exist! Sorry, but no one belives that there is an evil chicken monkey in my closet.


LoTekK: Great capture on the last one. One problematic area I spotted is the chest area facing the ground. On the reference the curve of the chest follows the belly, while the leg/hip goes "behind" the belly. Hard to descripe but you hopefully know what I mean.

Keep it up!

LoTekK
02-18-2006, 06:54 PM
Thanks Milho, and good eye, I can see what you mean. In fact, looking back at at now, I see tons of areas I simply missed out or botched. But it was a good exercise nonetheless. :) Been feeling rather unproductive in the past week, but I'm hoping to pick up the pace soon.

And... Did Rebecca just call me chicken?

[Marty McFly] Nobody. Calls me chicken. :surprised [/Marty McFly]

:D

Rebeccak
02-18-2006, 07:05 PM
Originally posted by Milho: So they doooo exist! Sorry, but no one belives that there is an evil chicken monkey in my closet.
Always happy to validate the existence of the chicken monkey! :D

Originally posted by Teck: And... Did Rebecca just call me chicken?

[Marty McFly] Nobody. Calls me chicken. :surprised [/Marty McFly]
Of course not, silly...I called you a chicken monkey. Big difference. :scream:

Cheers, :)

~Rk

LoTekK
03-01-2006, 06:15 PM
I'm at a bit of a loss for the current challenge. :( Decided to do a quick SP to get the juices flowing.

http://www.lotekk.com/files/sp1.jpg

10-ish minutes, Sketchbook Pro.

Rebeccak
03-01-2006, 06:36 PM
Hey, it's your namesake, Daniel Radcliffe! :cool:

Lol, nice sketch, Teck! Go for the challenge, boiiii!!! :bounce:

LoTekK
03-01-2006, 07:13 PM
And another 20-30 minutes of value study:

http://www.lotekk.com/files/sp1a.jpg

Hey, it's your namesake, Daniel Radcliffe! :cool:
Just for you and erilaz, I've decided to reveal my scar. Shhh. It's a secret. :D

Rebeccak
03-01-2006, 07:34 PM
LMAO! :scream: More values please! :)

LoTekK
03-01-2006, 07:44 PM
LMAO! :scream: More values please! :)
Damn you. I was going to call this one done and hope no one called me out on the values. :p

Rebeccak
03-01-2006, 07:56 PM
You have entered the domain of the Rebecca. :wise: You shall not pass! :scream:

LoTekK
03-01-2006, 08:13 PM
Lol. :scream:

Okay then, worked up the values some more. I think I need to fix the eyes. They look a little creepy. :p

http://www.lotekk.com/files/sp1b.jpg

Rebeccak
03-01-2006, 08:20 PM
Hmm, what's this? I see a Caravaggio copy in your future...:D

http://www.georgetown.edu/faculty/irvinem/visualarts/Image-Library/Caravaggio/Caravaggio-David-HeadofGoliath-1606-07.jpg

Seriously, I think this would make a great grayscale exercise. Heck, I might do it! :D

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

LoTekK
03-01-2006, 08:48 PM
Severed head! Sweet! :scream: Might take a crack at that just for the subject matter alone. :D

edit:
Holy crap! (http://www.lotekk.com/files/rebeccak.gif) :argh:

LoTekK
03-03-2006, 08:24 PM
If there's one thing I hate about working in Sketchbook Pro, it's that I can't have hard-edged and translucent brushes. They're either translucent and feathered, or hard-edged and opaque, due to the way the brush stamping works. :wall:

Anyways, value study from photoref. Unfortunately, my chick looks nothing like the ref.

http://www.lotekk.com/files/chick1.jpg

LoTekK
03-04-2006, 09:47 PM
I feel like a slacker. o_O Anyways, put in a bit of time for another sketch/value study, again from photoref. About 10 minutes for the sketch, another 20-30 minutes for the values.

http://www.lotekk.com/files/chick2.jpg

edit: Dammit. I knew there was a reason I originally turned off the power-save features in my display drivers. I was doing this one on batteries, and with power save, the contrast tends to get upped due to the display showing fewer shades. Now that it's on AC, I appear to be missing the extreme values. :banghead:

LoTekK
03-05-2006, 09:41 AM
It seems evident to me that faces and hands (especially of the female variety) terrify me. Might be worth doing a bunch of studies of the two.

http://www.lotekk.com/files/chick3.jpg

Ack, just realized I made her legs way short. :argh:

erilaz
03-05-2006, 10:37 AM
Damn Harry, nice work! I've been neglecting the anatomy threads for a while, i won't make that mistake again! Wow! :D

Rebeccak
03-05-2006, 05:38 PM
http://www.georgetown.edu/faculty/irvinem/visualarts/Image-Library/Caravaggio/Caravaggio-David-HeadofGoliath-1606-07.jpg
:deal: _______________++++++__________________

LoTekK
03-05-2006, 05:52 PM
Lol, you don't let up, do you? :D I'll do a couple more studies, then I'll hop onto the Caravaggio, mkay? :p

Rebeccak
03-05-2006, 06:03 PM
Nods assent...

:deal: _______________++++++__________________

LoTekK
03-06-2006, 07:04 PM
Did a few noses from photoref. Decided to go with hatching, since it's been a while since I've done any of that. Hatching onto a mid-value background proved interesting... I've always hatched on white paper, never grey, and having a mid-value background made it a little tougher for me to decide where to hatch. Anyways, I'm kinda happy with the first two, not so much with the next two. :hmm:

http://www.lotekk.com/files/nosesandeye.jpg

Got a few more nose refs, and a bunch of eye refs. Tomorrow. :p

edit: Added an eye, also photoref'd, from a stock pic I found on google of this Indian child with gorgeous eyes.

LoTekK
03-07-2006, 06:06 PM
Eye studies. I learned today that Ariel Sharon (top right) has no bloody eyebrows. Kinda creepy. Well, he does, but they're barely there.

http://www.lotekk.com/files/eyes.jpg

edit: Looking at the ref again, he appears to have no eyelashes either. o_O

Rebeccak
03-07-2006, 06:09 PM
Nice stuff Teck! Probably the best drawings I've seen of yours...more please! :wise:

LoTekK
03-07-2006, 06:47 PM
Thankie, will do. :D Gotta get some sleep now, I'll do more tomorrow. In class. :D

erilaz
03-09-2006, 10:47 AM
Them's the best darn eyes I've seen in nigh on 60 years! :thumbsup:

LoTekK
03-09-2006, 01:15 PM
Them's the best darn eyes I've seen in nigh on 60 years! :thumbsup:
:blush:

Some randomness for this update. Managed another eye during class last night (woulda done more, but last night's class was fairly hands-on). Then today was just random... stuff. :D

http://www.lotekk.com/files/doodle2.jpg

Took out a little time to touch up the self-portrait a little more.

http://www.lotekk.com/files/sp1c.jpg

Found some stuff from earlier this year. Random concepting brainstorming for a 2D game I had in mind:

http://www.lotekk.com/files/headgear.jpg
http://www.lotekk.com/files/specop.jpg
http://www.lotekk.com/files/samurai.jpg

Fusioniz
03-09-2006, 01:24 PM
hii lotekk i like those soldier drawings very nice indeed.

LoTekK
03-09-2006, 06:20 PM
Rowr. Couldn't sleep, so here's another page of randomness.

Not quite sure what I was doing when I did the crouching guy. I started off with a funky skull, built a head around that, then sorta went with it. Or something. I'm too tired to figure out if I pooched the proportions intentionally or unintentionally. :D The lighter was ref'd, the rest were not, including the eye study.

http://www.lotekk.com/files/doodle3.jpg

Rebeccak
03-09-2006, 06:21 PM
Nice output, Teck. Keep it up! :)

Cheers, :)

~Rk

LoTekK
03-09-2006, 06:43 PM
Heehee, just for kicks, here are the various hats my monkey avatar has worn.

http://www.lotekk.com/files/monkeys.jpg

Mu
03-09-2006, 06:48 PM
Hey Lotekk,

some great concepts here and always good to see somebody diligently at work (while sitting idly by, lol)...

but that self-portrait is really really compelling! Great work!

:thumbsup:

LoTekK
03-09-2006, 07:51 PM
Thanks Mr Mu! :)

And since I still can't sleep (o_O), here's another value study, ref'd from the 15min thread:

http://www.lotekk.com/files/15min1.jpg

I forgot to keep track, but I think this was in the 20-30 minute range. Yeah, proportions got a bit botched. :shrug:

LoTekK
03-10-2006, 06:16 AM
Started on the Caravaggio copy. Initial sketch and value drop, 15 mins:

http://www.lotekk.com/files/CaravaggioGoliath1.jpg

Fusioniz
03-10-2006, 07:09 AM
nice one im still struggling to draw within 15mins heh.

LoTekK
03-10-2006, 07:35 AM
Don't worry so much about speed, per se (aside from the fact that you're short on time). Speed comes with familiarity, which in turn, comes with lots and lots of practise.

Anyways, another half an hour's worth:

http://www.lotekk.com/files/CaravaggioGoliath2.jpg

edit:
Ah, crap. I dipped his left arm too much. :cry:

erilaz
03-10-2006, 08:17 AM
Yeaah booooy! 15 minutes back in fashion. Lovely.

LoTekK
03-10-2006, 05:51 PM
Yeah, the 15-minutes are fun. :)

I'm nursing a cracking headache tonight, so not much on this front. Attempting to make progress in between bouts of math during tutorial was an exercise in frustration (maybe it's the whole left brain right brain thing). Put in a little more time after settling in at home, though, but this headache means I should be hitting the sack.

http://www.lotekk.com/files/CaravaggioGoliath3.jpg

That drapery is really pissing me off. :D

LoTekK
03-11-2006, 08:29 AM
Argh. Drapery. :argh:

Started tightening up, and it occurred to me that Goliath looks creepily like General Zod. :surprised Today's been pretty on and off, so I'm guessing this is about another hour's worth?

http://www.lotekk.com/files/CaravaggioGoliath4.jpg

Rebeccak
03-12-2006, 01:55 PM
Keep going, Teck! This is looking good so far...the main recommendation I would have at this point would be to fill in the background with black / really dark gray. Doing so will significantly affect the figures, and Caravaggio's chiarascuro technique leaves very little light in the background.

Cheers, :)

~Rebeccak

Milho
03-12-2006, 06:54 PM
Coming along really great, have been watching this thread for some time.

You already noticed the left shoulder being too low so the only minor thing that I can see is that his right arm (the one holding the sword) has a slightly different angle in the reference. Check the distance of the hand to the shoulder or the space to the left border.

I have the feeling that in the reference his head is looking towards a slightly higher point, cause there is less forehead visible.
All this is barely noticable so you don't have to change it just for me ;) Keep on going!

I like the values so far very much. Can't wait to see it after you put in the final highlights and shadows.
:thumbsup:

LoTekK
03-13-2006, 03:07 PM
I really need to quit slacking. :argh:

Rebecca, in case you hadn't noticed, I have painted the background off-black. :D Thanks for the support. :)

Milho, thanks a lot, man. Yeah, y'know, I actually hadn't noticed that I dipped the shoulder too low. I noticed the forearm, but not the shoulder. :p I fixed up his left shoulder some, but didn't really do much about his right arm. His gaze I noticed some time back, but, well, I was a little lazy about it. :p At least he's not looking downwards now, like he was in earlier rounds. :D

Anyways, I'm almost ready to call this done, just some bits here and there to work on. Oh yeah, and the hands. :p I really should have worked at a higher resolution (I used the default 1024x768 canvas, which meant my working area ended up roughly 600-ish by 600-ish. o_O). Oh well, next time. I can't be arsed to resize and then redetail at this point. :hmm:

http://www.lotekk.com/files/CaravaggioGoliath5.jpg

Rebeccak
03-13-2006, 03:14 PM
Not too shabby Teck! :) I think both forearms (in particular his left forearm) need some attention...re: hands, you could always just resize THOSE up and then resize them back down. :p

Nice work so far!

Cheers, :)

~Rk

erilaz
03-14-2006, 12:45 PM
No slacking mister! More! MORE! :D

erilaz
03-15-2006, 06:44 AM
*tap*tap*tap*tap*tap*tap*tap*tap*tap*tap*


:D

Icey
03-20-2006, 09:35 PM
those eyes are really catching life! love them!
apply them to the real figure drowing :) - i know from own experience that sticking all the little thing together like an puzzle is hard, but i see you have few difficulty into doing that!

one small comment - move the ear a little further into the front of the skull at your last painting - it should be quite around the half of the head side, so in that perspective it should be a litte closer and the mandibula smaller :) I like the rest of it! Finish it! i can see it'll be a great pice! :)

best regards!

Icey

LoTekK
03-26-2006, 10:52 AM
Icey: Thanks! I took a look at David's ear in the original, and I'm fairly sure I've gotten the placement correct, but I did do some tweaking nonetheless, thanks.
Erilaz: Don't give me no attitude! :D

Righto, been a busy week, so I've kinda slacked off, but managed to get some little bits done here and there.

I've more or less taken the Caravaggio about as far as I feel like without going batshit insane. :p

http://www.lotekk.com/files/CaravaggioGoliath6.jpg

Some random doodles and studies cobbled together:

http://www.lotekk.com/files/sb1.jpg
http://www.lotekk.com/files/sb2.jpg

And a really random chocobo reject or something. This one simply started out with my dropping some black onto white, and looking for shapes. early on it wanted to be a winged flying thing, but it turned into this because I wasn't liking the placement of the wings (due to the position of the guy). Not sure if I'll be taking this one any further. What do you think?

http://www.lotekk.com/files/chocoboreject.jpg

warpy
03-26-2006, 11:20 AM
hey teck, quite impressed of how you improved the last 6 months or so.. keep it up

Rebeccak
03-26-2006, 09:13 PM
Hey Teck, :)

I really like the Master Copy, and think you could go even further with it; the creature is cute, but needs some additional musculature to make it really 'pop'.

Plus, it looks like it's being choked by the little boy. :D

Cheers, :)

~Rk

Mu
03-28-2006, 09:22 AM
Heho Lotekk,


I think you have come very far esp. with that mastercopy. I must say that I would love to see you take it further still.

Mainly because the value range is not wide enough, imho.
I mean things you would normally do by pushing the contrast slider up or use the levels dialog box as it gives you more control over how the value contrast is set up.
Or you could just earn my lasting admiration by doing it manually...:D

bryanbeus
03-31-2006, 05:47 PM
good work, keep it up!

LoTekK
04-14-2006, 04:49 PM
Whee, neglected this for a while. In an attempt to make it look like I've been very hard at work, here are the first four SPs in the SP Overdrive challenge. :p

http://www.lotekk.com/files/sp2.jpg
http://www.lotekk.com/files/sp3.jpg
http://www.lotekk.com/files/sp4.jpg
http://www.lotekk.com/files/sp5.jpg

Rebeccak
04-14-2006, 04:52 PM
Now, that is one interesting progression!

Uncertain boy > Mao > that kid in the 7th grade > the ex presidents are surfers! :D

Ha, kidding, Teck, I'm partial myself to the Mao (second) SP. The TEPAS piece has gone a bit light but you could pull that value structure down a bit and make it more convincing.

Good to see you SP'ing!

Cheers, :)

~Rk

LoTekK
04-18-2006, 03:27 PM
Thanks for stopping by, Rebecca. :p

Four more, this time in color! Done in Artrage2. The last one was done using just the paint roller, and without ref, since I was really just trying to get the colors sussed, and I'd already gotten a good mental picture of the major landmarks from the last 7 SPs. :p

http://www.lotekk.com/files/sp6.jpg
http://www.lotekk.com/files/sp7.jpg
http://www.lotekk.com/files/sp8.jpg
http://www.lotekk.com/files/sp9.jpg

LoTekK
04-21-2006, 09:31 AM
Two more SPs:

http://www.lotekk.com/files/sp10a.jpg
http://www.lotekk.com/files/sp11.jpg

And managed a quick sketch on the bus yesterday on the way to the gym. First time I've broken out the pencils in months! I need to use them more.

http://www.lotekk.com/files/bussketch1.jpg

SpiritDreamer
04-21-2006, 01:17 PM
Hi...Lo Tekk

Was checking out your self portrats last night on the challeng thread....nice varity..thought
the blue haired one was the nicest also...strong mood and expression...:thumbsup:
You might try doing one using as many different kinds of brushes as you can find...all on one
face study....great way to learn and experiment at the same time...:)

TAKE CARE
Glenn

LoTekK
04-21-2006, 01:27 PM
Thanks for dropping by, Glenn! :) I might give your idea a shot soon enough; sounds like it could be a fun exercise. :)

LoTekK
04-26-2006, 09:55 PM
More SPs, and another sketch on the bus (I also updated the sketchbook page above, since I added to it).

The roads were pretty darned bumpy, so I just got annoyed before long.
http://www.lotekk.com/files/bussketch2.jpg

And the SPs:
http://www.lotekk.com/files/sp12.jpg

I was pretty drunk when I did this one. :D
http://www.lotekk.com/files/sp13.jpg
http://www.lotekk.com/files/sp14a.jpg
http://www.lotekk.com/files/sp15.jpg
http://www.lotekk.com/files/sp16.jpg

Rebeccak
04-26-2006, 09:58 PM
Teck,

I really thought you were going in a nice direction with this copy:

http://www.lotekk.com/files/CaravaggioGoliath6.jpg

It would be great to see more work along these lines. Right now it seems like your work is more brushstrokes for brushstrokes' sake...I think your refined pieces are really nice, you should head in that direction more often. :)

Cheers,

~Rk

Ego
06-12-2006, 10:30 AM
Soo you have an anatomy thread! Why was I not notified through the bat light.

Nice studies. Special request to get this fully developed at your leisure, sir ;) Not like am gonna bug you about it or nothing :scream:
http://www.lotekk.com/files/chocoboreject.jpg

Tagger
06-12-2006, 10:31 AM
http://www.lotekk.com/files/chick2.jpg



It would be great to see more work along these lines. Right now it seems like your work is more brushstrokes for brushstrokes' sake...I think your refined pieces are really nice, you should head in that direction more often.

cheers,

Tagger

.... sorry becca ;)

Ego
06-12-2006, 10:34 AM
It would be great to see more work along these lines. Right now it seems like your work is more brushstrokes for brushstrokes' sake...I think your refined pieces are really nice, you should head in that direction more often.

cheers,

Tagger

.... sorry becca ;)
OMG you ripped Becca. Thats so gonna cost you an OFDW.

Tagger
06-12-2006, 10:45 AM
but ... but ... but ...

LoTekK
06-27-2006, 10:06 PM
Tags. Give up, you're screwed. :D

Ego, I'll see about revisiting that one at some point. ;)

I missed the Montreal workshop, but I'm consoling myself by doing figure studies from the workshop. :p

First, a quick (read: shitty) value study of the cute model Android got to airbrush:
http://www.lotekk.com/files/camb1a.jpg

And a more deliberate study:
http://www.lotekk.com/files/camb2b.jpg

Gonna try and hit up Starbucks this weekend to sit and sketch people. I'll try to get a good mix of traditional and digital this time.

Rebeccak
06-27-2006, 10:15 PM
Nice start to the 2nd one, Teck. :) Let's see some Nymphs! :thumbsup:

Cheers,

~Rk

razz
06-27-2006, 11:06 PM
i see many self-portraits here. That reminded me of a guy who did 1000 (!!!) self-portraits. I may be wrong, but I think it's Andrew Jones. Going for the same, eh? :D

erilaz
06-28-2006, 12:57 AM
That's great and all, but why isn't there MORE?


MORE I TELLS YA!

woods_word
06-30-2006, 06:14 PM
Of all the pages/ threads I seem to have randomly found myself viewing, never have I been more impressed with a palpable progression of an artist's talent. Kudos, sir. It gives me hope that with a little elbow grease I'll eventually earn my stripes in the CG community. Very impressive value studies, nice SP's and your mastercopy was excellent. Keep up the phenomenal work.

Sincerely,

~Alex~

LoTekK
07-18-2006, 06:30 PM
Razz, Android is my hero, but no, it wasn't actually an attempt to emulate that, at least not consciously. Erilaz, myself, and a couple others decided to attempt 2 months worth of daily self portraits, though none of us actually lasted the full run. :p

woods_word, glad to be of service, and I'm flattered to even be considered an inspiration of sorts.

Here's a study of the first head of 100. Made her a tad thin, and I think I got lazy around the eye area.

http://www.lotekk.com/files/100heads/head001.jpg

And for kicks, here's my Thunderdome entry for the first round (the theme was "Welcome to the Beginning of the End").

http://www.lotekk.com/files/LoTekK-R1-G64-TD.jpg

Rebeccak
07-19-2006, 05:52 AM
Teck,

Good to see you eking out a portrait for the 50 Portraits Thread :p I think your TD picture turned out very successfully, congrats! :) Hope to see more Portraits! :)

Cheers,

~RK

LoTekK
12-04-2006, 03:56 PM
Holy shit it lives.

Wahooooo, finally found a figure drawing session that I could attend, after over a year of on-off searching. Nowhere near fantastic, but I'm pretty happy with the results, all things considered, and they're a sight better than the results of the last figure drawing session I attended, as Ms Kimmel can attest. :) I'm particularly pleased with the second-last one, and the lower left portion of the last one. All these were 20-minute poses. (These are in chronological order)

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i196/LoTekK/figuredrawing1.jpg
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i196/LoTekK/figuredrawing2.jpg
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i196/LoTekK/figuredrawing3.jpg
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i196/LoTekK/figuredrawing4.jpg
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i196/LoTekK/figuredrawing6.jpg
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i196/LoTekK/figuredrawing7.jpg

Fire away!

ps. Sorry about the lousy pics; no scanner, and nothing but a cameraphone to snap with.

Rebeccak
12-04-2006, 04:04 PM
Lordy lordy! What have we here! ;)

Great to see you've found a figure drawing session - is it instucted or uninstructed? Either way it should be a great way to get some practice - keep posting buddy! :)

A book I HIGHLY recommend is one written by artist Tony Ryder:

http://www.tonyryder.com/a-book.htm

Seriously, his approach makes things ever so much easier. And yes, he is such a good artist that I *may* or may not be stalking him. *ahem* ;)

One thing I suggest is trying to redraw these in a sketchbook using a 2B pencil. No one ever seems to teach the right way to use a charcoal pencil - and it's very hard to get accuracy / detail with charcoal if it's not used properly.

Looking forward to updates.

EDIT: actually, my subscription to this thread actually said to me, "wtf? Teck updated?!"

LoTekK
12-04-2006, 04:12 PM
No charcoal here, just a 2b, 5b, and 6b, plus an eraser. For the first few they were woefully unsharpened, though, lol. Besides, you know me, I like to get into the volume definition. :p In the later few, though, I was rather enjoying the lines, and I found myself really getting into it, really feeling more control over the direction, as well as strength, of the stroke. It was a pretty nice feeling. :D

I'll have to check out the Ryder book. Btw, for the last one I tried out that envelope method (in this case a triangle). :D

Rebeccak
12-04-2006, 04:16 PM
Hehe, okay, gotcha. :) The thing I recommend is this crazy notion - get ready for it - *SHARPEN YOUR PENCILS*. :D

Also try thinking of breaking down the form in the same way you would think about breaking down a 3D model - in facets. Try to get more specific with the angles - the triangle is good but that's just a first step. Keep breaking things down in to repeatedly smaller angles and shapes until you have more or less a smooth contour.

Maybe take an electric pencil sharpener with you next time and ready up a bunch o pencils before starting so that electric whirring noise doesn't inspire the ire of your fellow artists. ;) How often are these sessions?

LoTekK
12-04-2006, 04:23 PM
Yeah, I kinda had to borrow a sharpener from Gauss after he bitchslapped me for my pencils. :p See, I used to carry a knife, but the whole getting it confiscated thing got a bit old. :D

Just need to get into the groove. It's an improvement so far already, right? :D

This group meets once a week, but getting slots is a bit hit or miss, since they give priority to school alumni. One of my friends is helping me ask around his circle to see if there's any other private sessions going on.

Rebeccak
12-04-2006, 04:26 PM
I suggest in between sessions drawing from anatomy reference or from Ben Miller's or Ron Eyre's awesome reference.

Ben's gallery is here (nudity):

http://justmeina.deviantart.com/gallery/

And you can pm Ron for his gallery here:

http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=429565

Seriously, it will really help to keep you going in between sessions. Life drawing sessions are great for getting the essence, but if you want to do an extended study without paying a lot of money we have some great resources here. ;)

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