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NoKiddingNewbie
01-14-2009, 11:40 PM
Hi CGTALKERīs

Im going to sum myself up for you all , 22 year old girl in Sweden. Never went to artschool, always drew for fun, never drew serious. Now I have however always wanted to turn this into a life time thing and I am serious, therefor my name "NoKiddingNewbie".

I am not usually this short but I dont want you to stop reading cause I bore you.

Here I go, first drawing tonite, currently coloring it.

edit to fix pic:
http://img55.imageshack.us/img55/8894/statueef4.jpg (http://imageshack.us/)

NoKiddingNewbie
01-15-2009, 12:42 AM
this is it colored so far


http://img242.imageshack.us/img242/6791/statcolorfu4.jpg (http://imageshack.us/)

az3d
01-15-2009, 02:46 AM
I'd love to see your work, but the image isn't showing up, try reuploading it.

NoKiddingNewbie
01-15-2009, 10:17 AM
I'd love to see your work, but the image isn't showing up, try reuploading it.

oops fixed :)

NoKiddingNewbie
01-15-2009, 07:21 PM
This is my ndxt one :)

A drawing of a lion, I took the reference from Speedpaint thread here, hope its ok to borrow references.

http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/8108/lionwc1.jpg (http://imageshack.us/)



http://img237.imageshack.us/img237/7654/womanbackek2.jpg (http://imageshack.us/)

NoKiddingNewbie
01-18-2009, 03:19 PM
Its been quiet in here, but I have been tryin to draw alot of speedpaiting. Since I drew on computer I basicly had to erase and draw more, erase and draw another one. Since only 90 seconds and my alias sketchbook canvas isnt that big. But these two are ones I saved since I like them the most.

http://img125.imageshack.us/img125/9724/balancevo8.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

az3d
01-18-2009, 06:08 PM
I think your sketches are pretty good, keep learning and improving, and keep up the good work.

NoKiddingNewbie
01-21-2009, 11:29 PM
Ok I know it has been dead in here the last days, I have been drawing a little bit of everything, mostly practising. My latest thing ive been doing is following the book "fun with a pencil" by Andrew Loomis.

Here is my work so far. Posted as thumbnails as they got quite big. Just click to make em larger :)

http://img262.imageshack.us/img262/8963/fwp1fg9.th.jpg (http://img262.imageshack.us/my.php?image=fwp1fg9.jpg)

http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/9728/fwp2ze1.th.jpg (http://img440.imageshack.us/my.php?image=fwp2ze1.jpg)

http://img292.imageshack.us/img292/9048/fwp3sm4.th.jpg (http://img292.imageshack.us/my.php?image=fwp3sm4.jpg)

http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/5466/fwp4jf7.th.jpg (http://img440.imageshack.us/my.php?image=fwp4jf7.jpg)

NoKiddingNewbie
01-23-2009, 08:54 AM
some more as the time go by :)

http://img413.imageshack.us/img413/5165/fwp5nd0.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/1582/fwp6ri0.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

TedNindo
01-23-2009, 10:20 AM
Hey Annie, this is a good way to start and I would say that there is a lot of potential.

Loomis is allways a good adress. I can recommend also reading his textes not only study his drawings.

I have seen that you used reference of the "daily speedpainting" thread. I would love to welcome you over there. I can promise you that you will make stedy progress by practicing on a regular basis and the folks over there are very nice :). So I hope I will soon see more stuff from you.

NoKiddingNewbie
01-23-2009, 12:51 PM
Hi and thanks alot, now I am very much more inspired to keep going! : )

I have read so far every text in this loomis book, allthough at page 33 there is yet not very much text, more notes. I think its because im doing the "fun with a pencil" which maybe is more of a warm up compared to his more advanced books. But I have read that suggestion in other threads aswell so I will do just that. :)

Today I will join the sketchbook thread!!

Here is what I have been working on today from the book, I am also working on holding my pencil different as I read in another thread. Its very hard and i end up giving up alot on it. But no more excuses!

http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/2044/fwp8uj9.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

NoKiddingNewbie
01-25-2009, 12:51 AM
Here I am with todays so far stuff from Andrew Loomis book, page 37-45 of "Fun with a pencil".


Bit more to read today :P

http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/4232/fwp9ak8.jpg (http://imageshack.us)


http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/6098/fwp10ue3.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

NoKiddingNewbie
01-25-2009, 08:49 PM
First of all, I appriciate all of you looking in here :) You dont need to read this text about why I created this thread. But maybe you understand me better if you do. This text is bit for me aswell. AS reminder to my why I practise so hard. Scroll down for pics ;)

You may wonder why I keep spamming this thread with pics. Well, I do it for me. I hope its ok I use this as a journal for me for my progress. I do not expect any comments but I appriciate them. Mostly I do this because... I hope that at you will be able to see, after a few months, progress from my first page to my last. Maybe it will be motivation for beginners such as me that feel its pointless and overwhelming when everything is new.

I am trying for a structured learning with studying each day. My plan is like this....

- Andrew Loomis books (yes, all of them hopefully) :)
- Study perspective
- Study cloths and folds
- Start studying color theory and ink theory
- Building up comic book panels etc ( I would love to do comic book art proffesionally one day!)

This is all I have for now but obviously I will add more in as I realise where my skills lack.

I never felt so strongly about anything else in my life, and i d have myself if I kept putting this learning off, like I do with so much in my past.

Thanks for reading, here is some of todays practises :)

http://img49.imageshack.us/img49/8972/fwp13xr7.jpg (http://imageshack.us/)

http://img49.imageshack.us/img49/3707/fwp11tl1.jpg (http://imageshack.us/)


http://img502.imageshack.us/img502/6017/fwp15di6.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

NoKiddingNewbie
01-25-2009, 09:03 PM
I think your sketches are pretty good, keep learning and improving, and keep up the good work.

God! how did I miss your posting??? talk about self absorved me!!

Thank you Az3d : ) I am happy you think my sketches are pretty good and it is motivating post you made for me.

alenah
01-26-2009, 10:05 AM
hi Annnie,
as Roman/TedNindo said - there seems to be pretty a lot of potential in your first posts ..

personally, comx is not the style I feel very comfortable with, but as far as I can say - studying anatomy, color, composition etc. is a must for whatever style you may want to choose later ...
so - dont be afraid, keep "spamming", and - first of all - keep practicing!
it doesnt matter where you start, just keep drawing/studying whatever you may have access to, while trying to apply every little bit of new skills you may learn from books, other artistīs work, real life observations etc....
looking forward to more of your work,
a.

NoKiddingNewbie
01-26-2009, 05:52 PM
hi Annnie,
as Roman/TedNindo said - there seems to be pretty a lot of potential in your first posts ..

personally, comx is not the style I feel very comfortable with, but as far as I can say - studying anatomy, color, composition etc. is a must for whatever style you may want to choose later ...
so - dont be afraid, keep "spamming", and - first of all - keep practicing!
it doesnt matter where you start, just keep drawing/studying whatever you may have access to, while trying to apply every little bit of new skills you may learn from books, other artistīs work, real life observations etc....
looking forward to more of your work,
a.

Hi alenah!

Thank you for also saying there is potential, as said before it is so very motivating for me as beginner to hear that. And you guys, after seeing both your work are extremely talented. I.M.O .
Then I will go with my plan as planned already, and as you said probably throw in whatever other I have to influence me in the mix as I go along :)



Here is some from today furthering my Loomis study, and after these.. I will attach the body ... wish me luck!!

http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/6984/fwp16an7.jpg (http://imageshack.us/)

http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/2586/fwp17pj7.jpg (http://imageshack.us/)

the-small-print
01-27-2009, 09:12 AM
Hey. I have to agree with the other posters here; you can do this quite well, (your third post shows this up pretty clearly) you're jsut untrained.

The best advice I can give to anyone trying to do this sort of visual art (though I'm no genius myself) is to observe, observe, observe. If you are drawing a hand, forget what you know about hands and just draw the shapes you see before you.

Sometimes it can help to draw left-handed (assuming you're a rightie), draw without looking, try to do a figure drawing in 60 seconds, 30, then 10 seconds, draw where you can't see the page, do an entire drawing without taking the pencil off the page, in squiggles, do a figure with no outlines, put the pencil between your toes... try some charcoal or something mesy like oilbar, even turn your reference image upside down so it looks less familiar.

All of this is best done with other people to enjoy the whole silliness of it, but the important part is that you're having fun doing it, so it does not feel like a chore, and you're training yourself to see what's there, rather than what you expect to see, and to describe it in as few or as fast strokes as possible.

All of this really helps, and be sure to follow the golden rule; don't be precious about your work. If it looks terrible? It looks terrible, hard luck. Smile and move on. The drawing/painting/sculpture/thing is not a thing in itself, it is something that you have created, and there is nothing in there that you can't do better than, if you keep trying.

On a side-note, if you are looking to get into colouring techniques and digital painting (judging by your first image), Craig Mullins is a good one to look at - http://goodbrush.com/ - he shows how something can be described exceptionally well with just a few strokes, if you put colour, light and dark in the right places - the product of observation. Hope you find all this useful

NoKiddingNewbie
01-28-2009, 12:22 AM
Hi the-small-print

Thanks alot for your comment, Im happy you see that in those pictures .. like a PHEW :)
Yes you mean like drawing from the right side of your brain kind of thing, im left handed, so it SHOULD come automaticly. God knows Im not logical ;) But I do try to do that, but its so easy to forget that I should do that and revert to "my ways"

I will do those excersices. I do need to have more fun and not be too serious about it, :) Thanks again.


I did alot of pose sketching today (andrew loomis, fun with a pencil book still) and I still have a few to do , but these are some!

http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/3238/fwp26it7.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/740/fwp27nl8.png (http://imageshack.us)

NoKiddingNewbie
01-28-2009, 11:22 PM
drew 36 poses today, here is a few

http://img187.imageshack.us/img187/107/fwp31yd3.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img147.imageshack.us/img147/2259/fwp32wm7.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

mxyzptlk
01-28-2009, 11:49 PM
some nice character studies there :)

NoKiddingNewbie
01-29-2009, 09:56 AM
Thanks alot , it is fun :D

NoKiddingNewbie
02-13-2009, 01:57 AM
Hey, I know I am on page 2, but I havnt updated in forever. :) Not my fault though, have moved and ive been without internet until now. Doesnt mean that I havent been working on this book, Fun with a Pencil by Andrew Loomis, im now on page 115/122. My hand is hurting tonite! Drew alooot. But its getting so much fun to be able to draw certain poses. certain people. Its going so much faster and im happy about that. I am still struggling trying to hold my pen tablet pen differently, higher up on the pen. Think thats why my hand cramp up.

http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/4884/fwp37yk7.th.jpg (http://img12.imageshack.us/my.php?image=fwp37yk7.jpg)

http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/720/samplemr1.jpg (http://imageshack.us/)

NoKiddingNewbie
02-15-2009, 07:39 PM
To be honest guys , I am STUCK!

Perspective in the fun with a pencil, isnt so funny now isi it, with the rulers and it just makes no sense, i keep trying to look in reality, wheeere is the lines coming , going, and i dont understand the lines in the book either, i tried to look at other tutorials and it makes a bit more sense but... well its so hard i feel like giving up on this perspective thing..

So I took a "break" drawing other stuff... stuff my sister asked me to do when i had time..

http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/7810/lukashg5.jpg

http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/5498/elliepe3.jpg

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