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06 June 2006, 01:14 PM
Hi people. I started to open an Anatomy Thread to get some comments and crits to my sketches.
These pictures are very quick ones. Each picture took about 5 to 10 minutes
From References of the OFDW

06 June 2006, 01:15 PM
And here is some older stuff:

06 June 2006, 01:16 PM
Today i tried to do my !first! some Leg Studies:

And now my first portrait ;) I tried to draw Vin Diesel but it look kinda crappy.

06 June 2006, 02:14 PM

Welcome aboard! :) It's nice to see the 15 Minute Sketchathon sketches, particularly as I had not known you had participated. :)

One thing I would ask is that you resize your images so that they are no more than 800 pixels wide ~ this just makes them easier to browse, we don't have to scroll to see them. :)

I really think these leg studies are looking strong and I hope to see more pure Anatomy Studies such as these on your thread! Hopefully I will be getting the chance to check in again in a few days.

One big thing I would really encourage you to do are Master Copies. See this useful thread with links to Master Copy Resources:

Master Copy Resources (

Cheers, :)


06 June 2006, 03:54 PM
Hi Becca of course I'm gonna fix this I'm sorry ;) .
I didn't thought about this.
this Leg Study was the first one I ever did, but I really like this anatomy stuff I'll do some more of them. It's fun.

One Question about that Master Copy. Do you think I should do just a sketch of some Master Pictures? or a detailled Digital one? thanks for your comments. I'm looking forward for more advice =)

06 June 2006, 04:01 PM
Heya Sk3, :)

I would focus on pencil studies, line drawings, rather than renders at this point. And I think working Traditionally will benefit you the most in the long run. By the way, what is your background and training? This helps me a lot to know. :)

Check out the work of Doctor Bone ~ there is a Sticky about his being an unofficial moderator along with Thomasphoenix here in this forum. His work can, I think, provide a lot of great inspiration for you. :)



06 June 2006, 04:30 PM
hei becca ;) thanks again. okay I'm gonna do some master copys.

Some Stuff about me :
I'm 17teen from Germany. Right now I'm going to school. In two years I will end shool and go to an university.

Hm.. i don't know ;) I hadn't training yet. I draw at shool during the lessons normally *lol*.
Or at home.This is my training ;)

I had some drawing lessons some months ago, but only for perspective.

PS: I' going to look at this stuff from Doctor Bone =)
Thanks again.
so long

06 June 2006, 07:13 PM
So here is some new stuff..
Thanks to doc Bone hes the man ;) very very good stuff.

Leonardo Da Vinci Master Copys

06 June 2006, 01:10 PM
The remake of Picassos Guernica.. the bull is pushing the button from the detonator for the nuclear bomb.

and here the high res Version: (

06 June 2006, 11:01 PM

Great to see you have discovered the fabulous talents of DoctorBone! :) I think it's great to see your studies. One thing I would suggest is that when drawing, try to create your strokes all in one direction ~ in other words, don't swish your pencil back and forth in opposite directions, but rather, create all of your strokes in a consistent, even way. This moves the eye along in an even fashion and also forces you to better concentrate. :)

Looking forward to seeing more of your work!

Cheers, :)


06 June 2006, 11:34 AM
hi becca good to see that someone gives some crits ;) thanks. i'm gonna concentrate on that stroke thing.

11 November 2006, 04:45 PM
hei guys, a long time passed since i have been posting,but i had to work and for some reason i draw instead of posting :D
i'd concentrating on traditional stuff right now.

here is some new stuff.
hope an improvement ist visible. looking forward for c&c very much.
so long

11 November 2006, 05:28 PM
Wow, that last one is a BIG improvement! Great job. Listening to becca will work wonders, listen! Good job, I'd like to see more of this style. :):thumbsup:

11 November 2006, 08:02 PM
Thanks for the comment ;)..
i would like to hear some crits too,
and of course beccas advices were good ;).
Another help would be some crits .
so long

11 November 2006, 05:32 PM
holy @#&§#!

that is indeed a big leap forward with this latest one :D
was this from reference?

11 November 2006, 08:02 PM
hei NR43
no , i don't like reference painting that much.
it is some imaginated stuff.
nice that you guys like it =)
but pls :D some Crits =)

i think im just able to learn from crits

11 November 2006, 09:29 PM
Nice improvement in your shading - keep pushing it. :)

Here is a paintover which I hope helps. Try being a bit freer with your initial drawing. It may help to draw lightly first, making clean sweeping strokes before settling on your final lines:

11 November 2006, 07:46 AM
hi becca =)
tanks, this is what i was searching for .
i'll follow your advice in future.

10 October 2007, 01:28 PM
forgot to post but a huge update for now guys

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10 October 2007, 05:15 AM
Wow, monstorous update. Nice head studies like the one of John Wayne, and I also really liked that dog's head that you painted.

10 October 2007, 06:56 AM
nice update
my favs are the tower bridge, john wayne and the owl

10 October 2007, 09:04 AM
Thanks for the comments ;)

maybe you guys have some crits ?

10 October 2007, 05:32 PM

On this back I'd add more form and volume to the muscles, spine and scapula. Usualy when the back is drawn the artist would emphasize the presence of the spine, sometimes with a simple line to show the depth or perhaps showing some of the vertabraes pushing out of the skin.

This is a very nice drawing, I like how you put form and volume on the rib cage. Now when I look at their pelvis, espeacially the women on the left, it looks a bit too small. I'd suggest widening the hips and adding more bulk and volume to it. On women the hips are the widest spot on their body's, but I bet you knew that. You've demonstarted some ability with these drawings, I'd start pumping out some anatomy drawings I bet you're bound to well with it. :)

Oh yeah, you have some really solid head drawings here. Some eye spacing issues here and there but fairly good none the less.

10 October 2007, 08:08 PM
Hi Sketcher, very nice work considering your age and your training! You construct the heads very well. I also like the painting of the horse. It is good to see you studying anatomy.
One small issue i'ld like to mention is about ellipses: it"s about the drawing of the gun in close up. The minor axis of the ellipse should allign with the vanishing point of the gun. Here is an article that explains what i mean:

It's some theory about the construction of ellipses but it will help you with your further drawings i hope!
Keep going!

10 October 2007, 01:43 PM
wow guys.thats REALLY useful good crit.
thank you very much.
Really helpful stuff!

10 October 2007, 03:15 PM

some from ref

10 October 2007, 03:16 PM

10 October 2007, 05:27 AM
another Pokemon :D
My kids loooooove them. They are really obsessed with it to be honest... I've drawn dozens of pokemon on cardboard and then colored them and cut them out for my kids... They play some sort of roleplaying game with it (they are 4,5 and 6 y old)

Good to see the anatomy studies and the gestures among the portraiture.
When drawing the head in 3/4... be sure to keep those loomis tricks in mind (saw you posted some of the loomis heads too)

Lovely update!

10 October 2007, 07:38 AM
Great sketches. If you keep practicing as much as you are now you will get better very fast.
Really enjoyed your comic and superhero sketches\drawings=)

10 October 2007, 02:31 PM
thanks for the really nice crit guys.
Pokemon are really funny to draw. I think it's a got exercise if you draw them
without erasing, it's good for your "seeing" skills i think ^^...

I hope i can keep up the work because shool needs a lot of time.
in future i will do some head,skull studies to improve my heads...
moreover, i'm searching for a good art course, but it's pretty hard to find one.
Thanks again guys.

10 October 2007, 01:23 PM
skull study to improve my proportions
school took lots of time

10 October 2007, 04:08 PM

10 October 2007, 05:02 PM

10 October 2007, 07:42 AM

sketchy sketchy

10 October 2007, 02:56 PM

10 October 2007, 08:26 PM
from yesterday.forgot to post this one ;)

10 October 2007, 08:53 PM
going for cleaner lines

10 October 2007, 09:21 PM
last one for today

10 October 2007, 08:48 PM
my only digital sketch for today
from photo

10 October 2007, 03:08 PM
figures again

10 October 2007, 08:29 PM
hope these figures lead to something good

10 October 2007, 02:52 PM
new scribbles

10 October 2007, 02:53 PM

10 October 2007, 12:33 PM
this one is pretty old.
reffed from an artist of conceptart

10 October 2007, 12:43 PM
fast one
so fast that i forgot to paint the cloak :D

10 October 2007, 04:26 PM
crappy experiment

10 October 2007, 05:19 PM
You draw alot I see! :) Your female/single line sketches are really nice. And that 'crappy' experiment, I kinda liked it. Sorta interesting lighting situation. And it leads the eye to wonder about what's really going on in this picture. A storytelling pic. :)

Anyhoo, do you ever use some sort of construction when you draw these figures? I think if you'd lay down some quick guidelines you'd more easily get the right proportions and volume in space. Just a thought. :)

Keep up!!

10 October 2007, 07:42 PM
hi vaaken,
very constructive comment.thank you very much.
normally I lay down some basic guidelines
when i want to draw figures.
But for some reason i tried to draw without erasing
in order to improve my "seeing" skills.
thanks again

10 October 2007, 09:41 PM

10 October 2007, 04:17 PM

11 November 2007, 08:34 AM
tweaked the stupid painting from before

11 November 2007, 11:09 AM
kiddo from ref

11 November 2007, 04:05 PM
from ref

11 November 2007, 04:13 PM
great work

if you add a bit to the background in your work, you will avoid that "copy-pasted" look some of your work has.

looking forward to see more!

edit: just saw that girl's right eye is awefully far away from her nose compared to her left eye ;)

11 November 2007, 04:28 PM
hehe thank you.
for some reason I always avoid backgrounds...
have to concentrate on that.
o.O you are totally right with the girl.
I was too much into the painting that I didn't recognize that after 2 hours
I will tweak this!

11 November 2007, 04:42 PM
so tweak

11 November 2007, 10:20 PM
this one was real fun

11 November 2007, 10:21 PM
stupid daily figures
did some pencils
but will scan soon

11 November 2007, 05:25 PM
Hey guys,didn't update a long time, because learned for school a lot these days.
I hate this, I would prefer drawing....
I had no time for scanning some sketches, and nearly no time for sketching.
Whatever here is a small session I did today, learning from refs.

I will have much more time in a week or two... this is really bad...*crying*

11 November 2007, 12:59 AM
You really are honing your skills in digitally painting cute girls! I'm envious. The others don't seem to have the same amount of attention/detail lavished upon them ;)

I'm really liking your work though, and the base drawings (of the girls in particular) are really solid. I also like the pale colour schemes you're implementing too. To avoid problems like the one NR43 noticed, it might help to flip your painting horizontally from time to time - that will stop you from getting to focused in one area and highlight problem spots.

11 November 2007, 02:54 PM
thanks a lot really cool comment.
very nice.
<-I hope you know the girls are reffed. ^^
Man, that one makes me happy ^^

11 November 2007, 03:27 PM
Hi, trying out things.
Deviantart is also a very cool page by the way. I want to portray nearly every picture :D:D

11 November 2007, 08:31 PM
some new portrait.
reffed from (deviantart)

11 November 2007, 03:42 PM
another face
Kane & Lynch game
took me 1 hour.
But a don't know a good technique how to paint pores..
If anybody has a cool technique, tell me please.

11 November 2007, 04:38 PM
Hey finally scanned a few drawings.
Some were too big (A3). I had to took a picture of those.
Some drawings are from ref

11 November 2007, 04:39 PM

11 November 2007, 05:22 PM

most ref

11 November 2007, 01:02 PM
Nice work here. I specially like the paintings in posts #61 and #62. Congratulations.

11 November 2007, 02:13 PM
thanks for the comment =)

11 November 2007, 05:33 PM
had to censore the nipples (photobucket)
I have the impression that i got worse

*!*"$$A damn

11 November 2007, 06:45 PM
SOooooo here he finally is
took me 5 hours........hard stuff....

Im going to colorize this one later..
my buttocks hurt :D

11 November 2007, 04:15 AM

Congrats for the patience. It looks very complicated to draw that Master Chief with all the details.

I really like drawings like that (linework) and looking at yours I fell something is missing...So here´s my tip:

1. before make that, make a copy (xerox) of the original; please don´t ruin the original art.:)
2. my tip is to make darker/stronger lines to define some shapes; like a darker countorn around the front arm or the front leg.
3. the idea is to represent easilly the parts are overllaping each other.
4. you can do it digitally, duplicating the linework layer, putting in Multiply mode and using a Mask to remove the lines you don´t want.

Anyway. Do I sound clear? I don´t think so. X - )

I got that tip here, from other users (I don´t remember who) and It fits perfectly in drawings like that. Give it a try if you´re interested.

11 November 2007, 04:23 PM
Oh hey just read your comment ^^
youre totally right about the crits of my line art.
I did it intentionally, because is wanted to colorize my pic.
If the lines would be too thick, i would have massive problems with the color ;),
i thought.
But I will definitely remeber your advice for future projects.
here is the colorized version
+about 2 hours
hope you guys like it, I'm pretty happy.

11 November 2007, 05:47 AM
had to censore the nipples (photobucket)

lol, as if she looks less naked now.
This photobucket has sensuring rules which make no sense to me at all.
I understand they don't want to be associated with offensive material, but they should really reconsider their interpretation of the term offensive.

Maybe worth the try: check your ISP (Internet Service Provider) if you get any free webspace there.

The last character, both linework and colored version... WOW :bounce:
Awesome job man!
Now finish the job by getting rid of the flat background and add his shadow on the floor/ground :D

11 November 2007, 02:34 PM
HAHA ^^ yes totally senseless sensuring rules.

You are totally right, I always forget painting backgrounds, because I am sooooo bad
at environment painting. ;)

Need to learn this.

11 November 2007, 04:12 PM
so here some quick male torso studies

11 November 2007, 07:28 PM
good work - keep it up :thumbsup:


12 December 2007, 09:11 PM
2 very fast master studies
just the pose

12 December 2007, 02:44 PM
master copies
and ref drawings

12 December 2007, 03:10 PM
so here are some(20) boob studies from ref!

I hope I have some better understanding now.
I will do some hands these days.

12 December 2007, 04:47 PM
I'm really really bad at hands drawing

12 December 2007, 05:36 PM
some figure studies
quickies 1-2 minutes each

12 December 2007, 03:05 PM

12 December 2007, 03:21 PM
Hey there!

I'm seeing nice progress here! =D

You might wanna take things further my loosening your linework. Evolve the lines to become more than just a tool to depict accuracy and shades, it'll be good if you can invoke emotions in even simple studies!

Keep it up dude!

-Yee Long-

12 December 2007, 04:11 PM
this is another one half an hour ago. forgot to post this one.

Hi Yee Long.
Lines are one of my biggest problems I think. For some reason I'm not really able to create nice cool lines... my lines don't really have any direction or emotion..I'm really trying to keep this in mind, but I don't really know how to achieve such nice, smooth, clean lines...

I have a question about lines.
Should I draw one line until this line looks good?
Or should I keep on drawing, but concentrate on my lineflow?

Thanks for the comment =)
really motivating.


12 December 2007, 05:49 PM
Hmm... Personally, I feel that the lines need not be very smooth and clean actually. It's more like expressiveness. Pardon me if it's not clear as I'm just slowly discovering it recently as my lecturer keep drilling it to me.

I feel, especially in traditional medium I'd say, enjoy the lines, let the lines speak your mind. Start the line with a pressure and change its pressure along the way.

I don't know if this is a very apt way to describe, but drawing lines is like conducting an orchestra to me. Certain notes at certain areas you will want to downplay it carefully... Certain notes at certain areas you will want to go as free as possible to get the contrast and dynamism.

I believe it's possible to keep your lineflow loose while concentrating on the subject.
I believe on this; work with your heart and mind, not eyes and hands.

I'm not very sure if they sounded logical to you but that's how I feel!
I hope it made sense to you and helped you in a way or two!

12 December 2007, 08:15 PM
wow this is really deep.
I think I have to read this post a few times.
Besides, I understand what you are talking about.
I will be happy if SOMEDAY I can draw like this...
Lets sketcH!

12 December 2007, 09:16 PM
Love your progress. You show that 'learning by doing' works really well. Keep em coming. You have a great potential here. :scream:

And BNN, that was so beautifully put! I feel like putting down lines on a paper all day now.. :)

I'm also trying to understand lines at the moment, and so far I've realised that I can't draw a subject without knowing what it looks like. And when I try to put down lines to define a form I know little about, it shows in the line that I don't know where I'm going with it and it all gets a mess. So right now I'm using alot of time trying to observe the world around me, see how things work. And also spending time on observing other peoples drawings, see how they do it. How they define form. Or guessing what they're doing. =P Also it can help to ask yourself questions about how can I make this interesting to the viewer. What made me stare forever at that particular drawing etc.. Take what I said with a grain of salt. I'm new to this :)

12 December 2007, 09:21 PM
unbelievable. This community feels like home :)
really cool people here.
thank you vaaken! you guys are really motivating.
Really cool tips by the way.

and another :D:D
the colors suck!because I tried something crazy ;)

12 December 2007, 09:36 AM

12 December 2007, 02:06 PM

12 December 2007, 05:21 PM
I'm doing self portraits these days from mirror.
And I'm training my eyes/proportions.<-I pretty much suck in that aspect.

and studies....
Sorry for the bad picture quality

12 December 2007, 10:12 AM
Did some more, but they sucked.
some from ref
few of coooool artists!

01 January 2008, 11:47 PM
Just want to tell you guys that I'm going to buy new sketchbooks tomorrow! jeha!

Updates coming soon,
I avoid digital painting for some reason the last days...
2 quickies.
star portrait

and self portrait from mind for fun :D:D.

01 January 2008, 05:48 AM
your progress has been preety cool since u came first time on manga thread.i reallly lik the hand paintin on top.tho u seem to lose proportions at some places.overall it very nice.keep it up

01 January 2008, 09:10 AM
thank you!
I remember you :D:D and the Manga Workshop.
My proportions are often pretty bad I know...
I have no idea how to improve at this sticking point
except drawing drawing and drawing...
If you or anyone else has cool ideas->tell me

01 January 2008, 01:40 PM
yesterday was a cool day. got some charcoal (7pieces) and two
pencils for free (Aqua Brushes)..
And bought 3 new sketchbooks and a black ballpoint pen.
it was like Christmas :D

01 January 2008, 04:31 PM
Hei guys,
new update.

tried to do as much life drawing as possible

01 January 2008, 04:36 PM
Hey guys, a small update
the last one was fun :D:D

01 January 2008, 01:18 AM
Wow, Sk3, great thread you've got going here. Very inspiring. I just browsed through the whole thing. I especially liked the painting of the girl from November 2nd and the image of the Master Chief (that one was great; what a lot of work). Keep drawing!

01 January 2008, 10:08 AM
i like dat THING ... really nice sketch, cool lightning/shading skills ... keep it up :thumbsup:

01 January 2008, 12:57 PM
^^ haha thanks mates
you guys are so damn motivating. I love it!

boeser_wolf-> schöner avatar ;)


01 January 2008, 11:56 AM
my family :D


01 January 2008, 11:57 AM


01 January 2008, 12:13 PM
some more i found

01 January 2008, 04:36 PM
42 quick figures today :D:D

01 January 2008, 01:15 PM
small update..
totally F+++ed Up

01 January 2008, 03:11 PM
lol ... had to laugh out about the first sketch of your last post ... really weard, but funny ;)
... nice sketches all around in this thread, keep it up mate :thumbsup:

01 January 2008, 04:52 PM
haha ^^
thanks i will..
btw, where do you study? and which courses do you take?

01 January 2008, 08:40 PM
I study at the "FH Wiesbaden" TV Technology ( Fernsehtechnik ;) ) a specification of electrical engineering . This dont have much to do with drawing and painting i know ^^, for me its just a hobby ... i enjoy it ... i might wont if this would be my profession :D ;).

How about you ... ?

01 January 2008, 09:47 AM
pretty cool^^
it's a pitty that you don't want to start in the CG industry.
I still do my Abitur (13th class), and I search for a cool university.
Unfortunately, I haven't found one, yet.
Whatever, it is cool to meet you.

01 January 2008, 05:28 PM
Hey I'm back again. No time to scan something, but I'm back for now.

01 January 2008, 05:28 PM

01 January 2008, 05:29 PM

Reffed from a cool artist of CA

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