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12 December 2007, 11:10 PM
hey there CG'ers. i'd love your support over at my youtube account on my drawing vids.

subscribe at the site or post comments or critics. all vids have a voiceover and music and are in real time.

concept sketchbook account (

left brain , right brain, my brain (new style)
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undead character sketch session
part1 (

part2 (

part3 (

eskimo sketch :

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part2 (

part3 (

part4 (

part5 (

part6 (

random character anatomy:

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part2 (

i'l always update into this thread in this post, i'l just keep adding to the list.

12 December 2007, 11:28 PM
I'm not sure what you're hoping to accomplish with these videos.
The recording of each and every itty bitty stipple stroke (and you DO make a lot of them) is boring, and doesn't teach anything in the way of character anatomy, except how to take a really long time to draw a character by using 10,000 tiny strokes.

The same goes for the eskimo sketch, except multiply the boredom by 6 times (up to this point.) You don't have your concept thought out before you start, and the tinny music in the background, along with the ongoing discussion with the other guy add nothing to the excitement.

The first episode of your "Lord of the Pencil" eskimo septology does not load ~ you may have the hyperlink wrong.

It's called having a plan before you start recording, and it's called editing.
You need to do a much faster time-lapse, and then do a concise and informative voice over that helps someone, besides a running stream of consciousness as you debate whether to put a couple snowballs in her hand...

'Real Time' is not a good thing when you draw so haphazardly and slow.

"Skipping back and forth across the canvas, in a 'Rat a Tat' manner, with 'no rhyme or reason' " is NOT informative, nor educational. And these things are SOOOOOOO slow and boring with that approach, that it is not entertaining, either. You should watch some of the drawing videos utilizing time lapse, and try to let the viewer see the entire image completed in less than an hour, with a better progression. This is just a weird narcissistic video documentary that ranks right up there with watching paint dry. If you were trying for video tutorials, these are not it.

12 December 2007, 12:11 AM
thanks CybrGfx i appreciate the critical look at it, but if your into timelaps and rehersed voiceover acting then yes i guess this would seem like an epic drag hehe.
fact of the matter i wanted to get on tape my sketching tecnique, also i'd love to see yours.
" a running stream of consciousness as you debate whether to put a couple snowballs in her hand..." dude i couldnt have discribed it better.

i'm new to video and i'm sure the vids will get better when i get better at editing.

lord of the pencil, haha.

thanks again for watching ,

12 December 2007, 01:42 AM
Alti: Hey man nice vids, havent watched all the way through, but i like what youve done by really showing off how your tackling putting down whats coming into your mind. I dont hink you realy get this by having a timelapse.
I think what youve done here is a unique insight into how an artist mind works.

Maybe its not for some, who are after instant learning, or lessons, but they are still highly valid, even if no more than a look inside the mind of Alexander Drummond.

CybrGfx: I agree, and Disagree with some of your comments. I dont think the purpose was to provide a timelapse of a 'how to draw a character' but more of a 'this is how i draw a character' , Alti please correct me if im wrong.

Therefore more of a visual journal, rather than a video lesson in artistry.

However, if the former was what Alti was going for, then I have to agree with the points CybrGfx made.

Nice job anyway man, I think it will be beneficial for many people to watch nonetheless. :thumbsup:

12 December 2007, 07:35 AM
Hazardous > thanks man, i've received alot of mixed reactions to these vids, people get downright angry i dont speed things up, i just take it that they want to see how it ends, great :) watch the 4 min part 6 to see how it ends, if you want to see how i did it, watch the whole lot.
Or not, its entirely up to the people who want to see.

If you dont like watching drawings then you just wont like watching lol, because thats what i'm doing here, the next one i'm doing is a little clearer useing darker pencils and better lighting, but it is 8 parts, with 4 additional sketch pages to practice different elements within the main drawing. I'm usualy silent when sketching so talking and explaining the process will get better as i get better with time.

its a long road if you want to come :) if not , hey thats cool, i'l see you when i get there.

12 December 2007, 03:02 PM
Updates at top of page

undead character sketch 3 parts

12 December 2007, 01:07 PM
new update top of list at top of page 19/12/07

left brain right brain
part1 (

12 December 2007, 05:45 AM
I really like that you video your sketches, I really enjoy watching how you come up with your finished piece. I, also, think that your random ramblings while drawing were funny and entertaining while watching you draw (In my opinion, It's better than listening to music).

I just wanted to say I like your sketches and videos and you should keep it up!


12 December 2007, 12:11 PM
hey thanks KannaAi, i'l be traveling for the next few weeks but i'l come back with something special sketch wise. heading over to the states to get some instruction on conceptart at the workshop. learn some new tecniques etc. I diddnt realise how hard it is to talk about things while sketching, things that arnt compleatly random haha.


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