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Mu
03-04-2009, 07:49 PM
Hi there,

this is to collect my sketches, but more importantly at the moment my exercises for comic drawings according to How to Draw Noir Comics. (http://www.amazon.de/How-Draw-Noir-Comics-Storytelling/dp/0823024067)

At the end I will translate what I will have learned into a noir comic of this script of mine (http://www.muratkayi.de/downloads/XSELF.pdf).

First, I took an existing line drawing for a self portrait (http://mu.cgsociety.org/gallery/729146/) and lighted it in b/w. I checked myself in a darkened room with a mirror and a lamp which I put in different positions.

This is from memory, however...

contour
http://muratkayi.de/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/lightin%20head_base.JPG


light from the right
http://muratkayi.de/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/lightin%20head_right.JPG

light from the left
http://muratkayi.de/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/lightin%20head_left.JPG

light from the top
http://muratkayi.de/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/lightin%20head_top.JPG

Next will be environments and dialogue shots
any help appreciated

yours
Mu

Mu
03-06-2009, 09:26 PM
an environment of a stairway with elevator

I realize I need to do this with natural media, too (if not instead), because I dislike Painter's straight line tool.

http://muratkayi.de/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/stair.JPG

Mu
03-08-2009, 02:41 PM
Hey,

today I practised portraits from photo ref in the noir style I am studying with Shawn Martinbrough's book.

I use india ink (black and white) and edding markers (which are not as opaque as I hoped).
Posterized it after the scan so it does show only two values (instead of all the shades and stains from the curved paper a.s.o. - i.e. otherwise it looks very much like the paper version)


http://muratkayi.de/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/noir%20001_LOFI.jpg


http://muratkayi.de/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/noir%20002_LOFI.jpg

Mu
03-09-2009, 09:20 PM
another one from photo ref (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mr_magoo_icu/2370718614/). The head is a bit off, ack! Also, the pose is a bit more tilted in the ref.
It's just great when you spot these things just when you think you're finished.

:cry:

http://muratkayi.de/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/noir%20001_LOFI%7E0.jpg

Mu
03-19-2009, 06:34 PM
More portrait exercises in noir style. I think I can start with dialogue shots next week.

all from photo ref, albeit not too closely, I admit...:D

http://muratkayi.de/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/noir%20001_LOFI%7E3.jpg

http://muratkayi.de/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/noir%20girl_LOFI.jpg


http://muratkayi.de/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/normal_noir%20001_LOFI_new.jpg

http://muratkayi.de/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/noir%20girl2_LOFI.jpg

Mu
03-20-2009, 10:27 PM
more portraits

http://muratkayi.de/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/noirs%20002_LOFI.jpg

http://muratkayi.de/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/noirs%20001_LOFI.jpg

Mu
05-14-2009, 07:43 PM
environment practise - line drawings, scanned, copied and inked:

http://muratkayi.de/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/brushline%20004_lofi.jpg


http://muratkayi.de/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/brushline%20003_lofi.jpg


http://muratkayi.de/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/brushline%20002_lofi.jpg

http://muratkayi.de/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/brushline%20001_lofi.jpg

Mu
05-14-2009, 07:44 PM
Next Exercise in Shawn Martinbrough's book is called "two-shot".

The task is to show two people in dialogue while minding the following things:

- one in the foreground, one in the middleground
- consistent lighting
- background with texture

these are from imagination without ref. As Martinbrough puts a lot of emphasis on reference (as does every good drawing teacher, I guess - hello Rebecca :D ), I will go and take a few of these from imagination level to more refined level by supporting character creation from ref.

Here's the first level:

http://muratkayi.de/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/twoshot%20002_LOFI.jpg

http://muratkayi.de/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/twoshot%20001_LOFI.jpg

Djampa
08-08-2009, 08:55 PM
Hi Mu,

Nice to see your sketches here. :)

Iīm joining DSFs soon as possible, seems to be great, I donīt know why I took so long to get into it :D

Cheers,