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Postby KeaneFox » Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:04 am

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So my goal was to do finished work. I did not make any , but i'm working on. On the plus side i'm doing other thing and having i bit of fun.
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This took 30 min, i like it. Really want to finish.
Trying to have consistent contractions
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I had the idea to draw 100 of them. The rules. must be full body, must be from reference. must spend at least 20 min on every one.
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These not from reference, got tired of looking for interesting. But still 90% are from reference.
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This works for me

 

Postby KeaneFox » Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:23 am

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I feel like doing more but have to go eat chocolate cake then do other stuff.

 

Postby KeaneFox » Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:55 am

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Might have shonen kid in my story, Studying how they look.
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Postby KeaneFox » Sun Aug 06, 2017 6:33 am

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The last ones i rushed. I think i learned cool things from doing this. On the bad side i made no finished work.
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Need to work on gesture.
Next gesture drawing and composition.

 

Postby KeaneFox » Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:48 am

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Not sure how to approach gesture. The plan to do a bunch until it make sense.
That's how i like doing it. but not sure if its the right way.
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Putting more time into them
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I'll go draw some more.

 

Postby everfae » Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:14 pm

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These are really great, I love your perseverance with the anatomy studies!!! Very nice, good luck with your gestures.
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Postby KeaneFox » Wed Aug 09, 2017 5:29 pm

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@everfae Started as frustration then became comfort. have to stop at some point and go do finished work. The critics i'm getting are stiff gesture and do finished work.
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Fast ones
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Postby KeaneFox » Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:54 pm

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Two to ten min, twenty maybe, i didn't count. Not counting looking for cool references.
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The lats time i did gestures i was told to focus on gesture not the contour.
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Also i might do animal gestures tomorrow. if i found good animal gestures.

 

Postby KeaneFox » Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:33 pm

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Refreshing my skeleton.
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Drawing animals was fun but not sure about the gestures.

 

Postby Xiphor » Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:48 am

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Awesome figures :D Liking the animals too!

 

Postby KeaneFox » Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:14 am

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Thanks Xiphor!! i'm trying to do gestures and end up with figures but it was fun. I think i understand gesture and how it can make your work dynamic and feel alive. Don't be afraid to exaggerate.

Simplify them to focus on the gesture.
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Lets do a recap.
I love drawing but had hard time make thing look the way i want them to look. So frustrating.
I joined Sycra forum in 2014 but didn't post for a year, in that year i was trying to learn anatomy from Proko but i was not improving. Because i was aimless, didn't understand perspective and trying to learn everything about anatomy in one day.
In 2015 started posting random scribbles daily until the members pointed me in direction of fundamentals and Drawabox which is what i did for months. Suddenly drawing made sense. Then i got vilppu and hampton lessons and gave one week for every subject. Now at least i can look at my drawing and figure out why it don't look right. As much as i'm enjoying the lessons in a way there is always new things to learn. I'm afraid of stopping, feeling like i still have much to learn.
Next week Composition Then will try doing finished work only.

 

Postby Weaver » Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:33 am

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Your constructions for anatomy are really good. And such a good amount of them. Makes me feel lazy.

 

Postby KeaneFox » Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:26 pm

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Thanks! you are doing good work.

Notes to self
Alot of constructions types. Use what make sense, any shape to get the job done.
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It work with Male and Female. Just keep difference in mind
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Spheres and cylinders for arms and legs. Arms give me hard time so some times i use wedgies and chains shape.
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cylinders and constructions may make your figure feel stiff. Remember the curves, the S and C .

 

Postby KeaneFox » Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:10 pm

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I leaned this from George Bridgman. I don't know much about his work but i like the way he draw arms.
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The head.
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Facial features have their own little steps.
Draw over different styles and find your sweet spot.
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Starting composition.
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This took two hours . I'm looking at artwork ... I dont know what to say, i forgot what i was going to say. Tomorrow I'll look at Andrew Loomis composition.
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Postby RAC00NIE » Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:32 am

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Your sketches are awesome! You use construction (something I rarely do, because I don't know how), so I respect you for that :)

 

Postby KeaneFox » Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:38 pm

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You don't need construction, you doing great. You make Awesome finished traditional work, i double respect you for that :D

 

Postby Moe » Sun Aug 27, 2017 3:20 am

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Ooo sergeant doakes!

 

Postby Kam » Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:55 pm

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I appreciate how you noted on there being more than one way to do things and use what makes sense, I try to do that too so I remind myself that there's no one perfect way, though it seems like I still forget that. How you say you feel like there's so much to learn and you're afraid of stopping hits home, that stops us from doing finished work and at the end all of the practice is for doing those, I lost track of that and I got really disappointed and sad when my attempt at a finished thing ended up being miserable. Some people have a really good balance of studies and personal works and end up progressing really well and pretty much always enjoy doing art, I wish I could be like that too, wishing won't really do anything though I guess.

Also do you have any recommendations on practicing composition? I never worked on that.

 

Postby KeaneFox » Sat Sep 02, 2017 4:44 am

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@Moe Your profile pic make smile
@Kam Do you know what type of finished work you want to make? I feel like every artist have one thing they do very well. Like Mecas for Marc brunet and so on.

No one told me how to how to practicing composition other then doing master studies.
I think composition using contrasting values shapes and colors to guide the eye and make people look where you want.
In bad composition people will be confused And all the work you put will go unnoticed.

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To see detail and absorb information we have to focus.
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Our focus go all over the place
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The artist need to do this. But be subtle.
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Looking at this i see how he used values shapes
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I noticed that doing small thumbnails make it easier.
I know its nothing new but i just I noticed.

Composition stuff to check
Sycra playlist. Short and to the point. Can watch all in one sitting.
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Creative Illustration Andrew Loomis. I Love the first 60 pages.
Framed ink drawing and composition for visual storytellers. I didn't go through this one But i think its good.

 

Postby Kam » Sun Sep 03, 2017 3:09 pm

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Oh I see, I knew about those and I kinda do try to make some sort of movement and rhythm between elements and avoid tangents, though I don't have any formal and proper composition knowledge, I definitely need to work more properly on values as well. As for what I want to draw for most of the part I like to draw girls I guess, but I want to have diversity, sadly I haven't had the motivation to do anything for some time now... so all ambitions are on hold.

 

Postby KeaneFox » Tue May 01, 2018 7:30 am

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My tablet stopped working, I bought a new screen tablet. It turns out my old one was making drawing harder then it should be. Drawing is actually fun now. Not sure if its the new tablet or I'm just having a fresh perspective. I tried learning a new creative skill drawing seems more fun compared to it.
Also, at the time without a tablet, I did traditional drawing for two months.
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Made it in manga studio. starting to love the tools there.
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I want to draw a cat in there. Thats whats missing.

 

Postby KeaneFox » Wed May 02, 2018 5:02 am

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Trees in two-point perspective
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Postby KeaneFox » Thu May 03, 2018 6:48 am

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Placing in one point perspective
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Postby KeaneFox » Sat May 05, 2018 2:27 am

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The characters need to be on the perspective lines. The horizon line needs to touch the characters around the same area. You need to have the same perspective lines. but all must have the same horizon. When placing something on a background, must know where is your horizon.
One thing I need watch out for is to not make the characters floating or sinking.
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Postby Moe » Sat May 05, 2018 2:29 pm

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Look who came back! Back to the grind, I see.

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