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02 February 2003, 08:57 AM
18x24 size pages.

The feet and hands are competel crap, I afraid of them but learning to draw them.

I started to get this one darker but ran out of time :(
But next time I have a feeling of how to pace myself..

Mangled Poly
02 February 2003, 09:25 AM
Kaber very nice work you went into very good detial on making that price tag real! That set aside nice work!:beer:

02 February 2003, 11:31 PM
Thank you.
The pricetag is actually real ;)
messed up on the front side of the canson, flipped it over and worked on it.

02 February 2003, 10:24 AM
WOW! It's great to see other mediums then digital. What were you using Conte? Charcoal?

I was really impressed with your second piece. But then again you mention your nervious about feet and hands so you don't need to draw them there. Can you please tell me what was your mind set on your second one? What medium did you use on it?

I love life drawing, I try to work on my life drawing all the time. Here is a tip on hands and feet. When you start to get an idea where everything in placed try to just use two lines to express the hand. Just try to get the basic shape of it and worry about it later. The least amoung of work you do on it the better. If you can show the viewer with those few lines that it's a hand and what it's doing then you have achived your job. Use other colors to handle the details of the hand. I can see your using what appeares to be two other colors as well.

Just try it, and post it up. I am eager to see you grow as an artist.

02 February 2003, 03:56 PM
Hey Crithon,
Thanks for the advice :)
I've been working a lot on praticing with feet and hands.

The mediums for the reddish drawing is an additive subtractive drawing, we used sanguin, bistre conte and charcoal.
I like to draw with conte, sumi ink is pretty cool but it is time consuming. I really don't know what I was thinking, but I get pretty focussed when I'm drawing from a live model.

It's pretty neat, I reccomend you all to take life drawing.

02 February 2003, 11:30 AM
No prob. That's what were all here for, to help one another.

What school do you go to? What's your major?

I graduated Computer animation of the Art Institute of Philadelphia. Yes, I did take a lot of life drawing classes, and I did practice it before I came in. I love working with Conte, and it's the same color I use.

Personally, I don't like to use any smudging with my work, I like to rely on the conte itself. To be able to weild the conte and to create different lines with varing degress of wieght is really goal in all my life drawings. Sadlly I have never scanned in any of my conte work but I would be more then happy to show you some of my life drawings. If you want to see. :)

Acutally I am, also working with Water color markers in my life drawing classes. They work very simular to watercolor without all the hassel of using brushes and cups of water while I work. That and I keep my sketches within a normal paper sketch book.

On a side note if you haven't read it yet get a hold of Bridgemen's Anatomy Books. It's very different then what majority of people are using out there in the field only becuase Bridgemen brings a more of a sculpture look to his style. I have learned more from this then the Dynamic Anatomy books that any comic book fan grows up on (Which I also own and enjoy).

But please post up some more work, I'd be happy to look at some more of your work. :)

02 February 2003, 08:36 PM
Hey Crithon,
Right now I'm going to Houston Community College, my major is going to be communication and specializing in media study.
You really should scan in some of your work and I encourage everyone to scan in there 18x24 or bigger ones, although it is a hassle to scan...
I think it's important to see each other's natural mediums cause you just get so much more control with real mediums then digital ones.


02 February 2003, 02:13 AM
Sorry about the dely on this reply. I have been having problems posting up these images. Well, it's becuase I don't have a web site. In all honesty I have been procrastinating whole web site ting.

Well, my art is more or less focused for animation. So majoirty of my life drawings were made for quick 1 minute or 15 minutes. These are just sketches done with Markers and Pencil, I did mention I work with Conte but I don't have anything in scanned in. It's really large pieces anyway and it's pain to scan in on a 8 x 11 inch scanner. They were scanned in from my sketch book for my portfolio. Oh well enjoy.

02 February 2003, 09:04 AM
Nice, I like how you are showing the different times on the drawings to get a better idea of your drawing skills. A few things are off on the anatomy in a few areas, but I'm sure you know that. Great color work as well.

02 February 2003, 07:15 PM
Pretty neat sketches, I like the 3 minute ones.

I like the way you describe detail with such few lines.

02 February 2003, 08:32 PM
Well I'm ordering the book, I've been strolling the boards on conceptart and a lot of the guys that are paid storyboard artists use that kinda of technique which you are using and the drawing on the front page of that book, so I think this book will be really helpful in me getting good storyboards for ideas in my head for ideas.

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