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Postby majortomsays » Sun Jul 06, 2014 4:42 pm

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Subject title: Majortomsays' Sketchbook

Hello! I'm new around here.
Thought I might start a sketchbook thread.
I'll try to post here almost everyday.

To start, I'll just show the beginning sketch of something I'm working on:

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And a page from my sketchbook. The quality is crap because my scanner's not working. This is a plan for a painting I'm going to start today. The picture flipped horizontal when it uploaded. X___X:

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Look'a thur a sketchbook: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=10681#p58265

 

Postby ErnieTheMighty » Sun Jul 06, 2014 4:47 pm

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*bookmarks forever*

 

Postby Snakebreath » Sun Jul 06, 2014 4:51 pm

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Nice start to your sketchbook! I really like your sketching style, I hope to see more soon! :D

 

Postby majortomsays » Sun Jul 06, 2014 5:50 pm

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Ahhhh-- Thank you, both ^^
I was so nervous to start my thread because a lot of the sketchbooks (including both of yours) are so amazing >~<
Look'a thur a sketchbook: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=10681#p58265

 

Postby Snakebreath » Sun Jul 06, 2014 5:54 pm

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Pffft when I started I was terrible :lol: It just takes practice, and posting your stuff on an art forum helps you get good feedback as to how to improve :D

 

Postby PostBoxRomance » Sun Jul 06, 2014 6:05 pm

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Welcome to the forum and the "my scanner breaks at the most inconvenient times" club!

You have a nice style there, I look forward to seeing more from you :D
My sketchbook: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=2033&start=0

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Postby majortomsays » Mon Jul 07, 2014 8:14 pm

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Thank you, postboxromance :""D

I woke up... And my wifi was off along with my scanner being Broken...
But I'm still going to attempt to post everyday.... Even if I have to struggle with posting from a phone...


Yesterday, instead of working on the stuff I wanted to, I was dragged out to watch the little leagues play..
I made it an opportunity to practice gesture sketching!

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I have also been practicing drawing hands more since I saw a tutorial a few days ago by cubebrush (formerly mb workshops on YouTube) I always struggled until the way he explained it made it so much easier for me

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To conclude this post, here's an unrelated picture of a rooster I saw yesterday.

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Anyways, advice on the gestures? I'm not too experienced with them at all.
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Look'a thur a sketchbook: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=10681#p58265

 

Postby ErnieTheMighty » Mon Jul 07, 2014 8:16 pm

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baseball!

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Postby PostBoxRomance » Mon Jul 07, 2014 8:40 pm

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Gesture advice: don't stop doing them. Ever.

No really, don't. Even when you think you've mastered it, keep doing them.

You're off to a good start, just keep it up! :D
My sketchbook: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=2033&start=0

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Postby Solo » Tue Jul 08, 2014 2:44 pm

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I echo what PostBoxRomance is saying, moar gestures! =D
keep it up man!

 

Postby majortomsays » Tue Jul 08, 2014 9:56 pm

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@Erniethemighty: Hehe. I don't really like baseball as much as I should since I was practically raised on it. But I thought it would be good practice since there's a lot going on during sports. It proved to be harder than I thought.

@Postboxromance and solo: More gestures!! -chants- I'm going to make a habit of taking my sketchbook everywhere I go, so I can do them where ever I am. ^^

Now for today....

I did a few sketches today. I was studyng how to break up the torso into simple shapes. The first one is just copying someone else's sketches:

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And the next are from looking at references and breaking down the poses on my own.

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I did about 40 of them total.
I might update later with some progress of the very first sketch, or the digital drawing I started, also.
Look'a thur a sketchbook: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=10681#p58265

 

Postby majortomsays » Tue Jul 08, 2014 10:30 pm

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Here's some progress from the day I did the original sketch and a little bit today. I'm kind of stuck.

The skin seems a bit washed out.... I always seem to have a lot of trouble with skin tones.
I'm also stopping for now so I can go hoard references for blonde hair.........

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Look'a thur a sketchbook: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=10681#p58265

 

Postby InvaderCowy » Tue Jul 08, 2014 11:38 pm

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You make me feel like I'm some super lazy dumby with the sheer quantity of your sketches and studies so far. :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYRJYIWrOWs - found this really neat to watch. I'm not much of a painter, but it could help you out.

 

Postby majortomsays » Wed Jul 09, 2014 12:34 am

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Hah. Normally I'm pretty lazy, actually. But lately, I've been super motivated and enjoying art a lot more because I was in kind of a slump before I started obsessively sketching.

That video was interesting and super helpful! o-o
I noticed a lot of flaws in my painting process, for one. I normally just jump in and start going mad with my brush. I tend to sketch or paint quickly so sometimes, I think a little too far ahead than I should. Or I don't pay as much attention to what I'm doing as I should.
I also noticed that I didn't really have any sort of undertone to go over, like he did. And I think that has a lot to do with how "washed out" she looks.
Thanks a lot for showing me the video ^_______^
Look'a thur a sketchbook: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=10681#p58265

 

Postby majortomsays » Wed Jul 09, 2014 6:49 am

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I think I'm headed in the right direction now........ sort of....... still blotchy x-x

I didn't realize how oddly misplaced one of the eyes are........... X_____X

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Look'a thur a sketchbook: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=10681#p58265

 

Postby Sonar » Thu Jul 10, 2014 9:36 am

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Hey I did a kind of overall quick fix and hopefully it sends you in the right direction to fix it.
This is just me playing around, so ignore me if you don't feel like it's helpful. :s

The first image is your original one, with a black hue layer over it. It's important to do this randomly while you paint, so that you can see your values.
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All I've done with your painting is I put a 50% lighten layer over it with one of your middle skin tones. Then did another hue layer to take colours out.
The lighten layer just softens the skin tones a little and takes out some grey tones that you have in the skin tone. (unless that was intentional) I hope this helps. :]
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My Sketchbook: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=10687

 

Postby majortomsays » Thu Jul 10, 2014 7:07 pm

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That helps a lot actually.
Thank you so much! ^^

(edit)
:/ I can't seem to produce a similar result as you did when you made the adjustments.........
I also can't figure out how to use the hue layer.......

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Look'a thur a sketchbook: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=10681#p58265

 

Postby Wyntry » Fri Jul 25, 2014 8:46 pm

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Loving where that first work is going! Your attention to values and shading is great, dude. :D
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Sketchbook: http://sycra.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=9424
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Postby majortomsays » Sun Jul 27, 2014 10:23 pm

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Ahhhh thank you~~ ^^

unfortunately... I somehow got extremely busy and let my art slide....
And then I switched to a new computer so I'll have to switch over all my art files.
But I'm gonna start working on more stuff to post pretty soon.
So much for posting everyday though... QAQ So disappointed in my lack of consistency
Look'a thur a sketchbook: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=10681#p58265

 

Postby majortomsays » Wed Jul 30, 2014 3:53 am

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Another plan for something I'm doing. Any comments on the overall composition before I start this piece?

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Look'a thur a sketchbook: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=10681#p58265

 

Postby ErnieTheMighty » Wed Jul 30, 2014 8:03 pm

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Hmm, if you need advice, I'd pay more attention to leg proportions, BUT, I might be wrong. The pose reads kinda hard for me. But it's a sketch, so keep working it! : D

Edit: Why do i always start pages

 

Postby majortomsays » Wed Jul 30, 2014 8:55 pm

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Yeah, I was worried about the pose not being very readable especially since her back is facing the viewer.
Right now I'm just focusing on the composition before I start cleaning everything up and checking for correct-ness.
I'm more worried about the overall composition being very flat. For example, the middle area being as empty as it is and the distance between the girl and the horizon not showing well...
I might make some changes before I start working on the actual piece.
I'm also wondering if this sort of composition would work better vertically than horizontally?
Look'a thur a sketchbook: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=10681#p58265

 

Postby antenn0 » Fri Aug 01, 2014 3:23 pm

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Hello! :o

I like your sketchbook it all looks quite good and, well you can do a lot already. And you are also able to uh see a lot xD if you understand.
You also make me cry with your superior hatching skills. T_T

Now for some tips you can try to isolate colors more, get those shapes to read better and more accurately. Don't be lazy like me and rarely do studies xD (Even though i kinda had planned on doing them daily but, see, I'm a lazy motherfucker)
Hello, I'm antenn0.
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Postby majortomsays » Sat Aug 02, 2014 1:01 am

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Thank you but-- um... are you sure you replied to the right sketchbook? T___T
I'm sorry if not but when I read "superior hatching skills" I thought of this sketchbook:

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And my sketchbook is very lacking in the hatching. >~~<
Look'a thur a sketchbook: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=10681#p58265

 

Postby majortomsays » Mon Aug 04, 2014 3:02 am

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I thought I corrected the leg, but then it somehow ended up odd and skinny again after I put down pen. So now, it's like that permanently....
No more ink washes though. I'm gonna spend a few hours on just mark making with my handy dandy .005 and.05 pens.
(I have an intense love for ultra thin pens when drawing)
Look'a thur a sketchbook: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=10681#p58265

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