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Postby Forsal » Wed Nov 05, 2014 6:11 pm

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Subject title: Forsal's Fine Arts (Farts)

Hello all, I've never been too good with introductions so I'll leave this here.

I always stayed away from forums like this because I always thought something like "I'm not ready", but at a certain point (now) I realized that I'll never be ready as long as I keep saying that.
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Postby Ambiguity » Wed Nov 05, 2014 10:06 pm

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Hey Forsal, welcome to the forums. There's no requirement for joining an art forum, we're all here to learn and be encouraged by each other. I think you're more than ready for that, you've obviously been practicing a lot too, you're off to a good start with your sketchbook :).

 

Postby Forsal » Wed Nov 05, 2014 10:53 pm

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Thanks for the encouragement, Ambiguity!

Can anyone offer a good method for uploading/linking pictures larger than 1000x1000 px (the size limit of post attachments)? I'm starting to see some of the disadvantages of doing all your gestures for the day on a single file that exceeds 2000x2000 pixels.

...ok, I guess I could also break them up into smaller files and upload them that way, but that would waste an entire 5 seconds for each extra file I have to attach. That's 5 seconds I could be using to draw! Unacceptable!

(included: bonus page of 45-second scribbles)
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Postby NesoKaiyoH » Thu Nov 06, 2014 12:31 am

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Omg so many poses O:! I don't think I've ever done that many in my life :'D
these are great! Love the sense of movement, and you seem really determined to practice alot! Good luck >w<
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Postby Forsal » Thu Nov 06, 2014 4:03 pm

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Morning, everyone. Thanks to NesoKaiyoH for the comment!

Here's some quick warmup gestures (30s.) I've been told that my female figures are too masculine (in terms of proportions and build)...well I guess that's what happens when you start out learning from books without good female models (I didn't recognize it at the time, but am I the only one who thinks Loomis' female figures, even by "ideal" standards, are quite tall?)
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Postby ErnieTheMighty » Thu Nov 06, 2014 4:48 pm

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Nice farts and gestures : D

More!

 

Postby Oli » Thu Nov 06, 2014 5:00 pm

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cool stuff. nice flowy lines in the gestures you do
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Postby Forsal » Thu Nov 06, 2014 7:47 pm

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Thanks ErnietheMighty and Oli!

Some silhouette studies to give me some practice with using a flat brush, and also negative space...These took a lot longer than I thought.
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I realize the sword is...not correct, but I only noticed it after I uploaded this. Funny how your eye becomes 1000x sharper only after you post things.
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There was also a chair, but I ignored it.
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*note: not a headbutt

 

Postby Forsal » Thu Nov 06, 2014 9:28 pm

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A 15-minute study.
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Has anyone noticed I'm not a huge fan of drawing hair?

 

Postby Sinroock » Thu Nov 06, 2014 9:31 pm

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Wow, beautiful sketchbook, shows the determination. Keep going I want to see the progress :)
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Postby Forsal » Thu Nov 06, 2014 11:18 pm

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Thanks for the encouragement Sinroock!

Here's another study from reference. This one's 30 minutes.

...ok, it was actually 45, but the last 15 minutes were spent coloring in the hair so badly, it looked like a brain-eating banana slug instead of hair. I ended up erasing it.
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Trust me, you don't want to see what the hair looked like.

 

Postby GinRoy » Thu Nov 06, 2014 11:52 pm

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Very nice studies, your mapping is just fantastic!
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Postby Forsal » Fri Nov 07, 2014 2:17 am

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An unfinished study of a hat wearing a girl. Unfortunately, I lost track of time while doing this, but it should have been around an hour or so. I gotta learn how to draw hair one of these days.

You know, I was actually really proud of this one, until I came back from a half-hour break. Gotta love tunnel vision...

Edit: Forgot to thank GinRoy for his comment above. Thanks GinRoy!
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"Why does my hair look like a dog ate a bunch of halloween spiderwebs and then barfed it into my hat?"
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Postby kikiko24 » Fri Nov 07, 2014 3:07 am

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So many figure studies! I'm impressed. I need to do more myself, so jealous, lol! I can see you progressing a lot in the near future!

 

Postby Forsal » Fri Nov 07, 2014 5:41 am

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Thanks kikiko24! Well, I guess the gestures aren't really "studies" per se, seeing as how they're 30-60 seconds, and I only use them to practice the general "flow" of the body, and occasionally proportions. The things with shading could be considered studies, but I pretty much did them once in a blue moon...hopefully that'll change with time.

Speaking of which...late night gestures. (30s.)
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You can always tell the first ones in the batch are a little rusty.
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Man, does anyone even read these? I could say anything I want here and no one would ever know!
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I like pie.
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There are a couple of male figures in here, but it's kind of hard to tell.

 

Postby Forsal » Fri Nov 07, 2014 1:52 pm

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Good morning, everyone! (Or afternoon...or night...depending on your timezone.)

Morning gestures to start the day off (45s.) I used the sharpen tool on them since they came out a little blurry after resizing, but I don't know if it helps...

edit: uploaded the same set of gestures twice like a dumb. fixed
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Love drawing fabric in gestures, hate drawing it for real.
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Loomis, I blame you for making all my figures 8-9 heads tall.
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I really like drawing non-upright poses. And by "like", I mean "hate".
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As much as some people despise Betty Edwards, I have to admit her negative space exercises helped for some of these.
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Postby Oli » Fri Nov 07, 2014 1:55 pm

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Forsal wrote:it looked like a brain-eating banana slug


how the does that look like? :D just kidding, awesome gestures
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Postby kikiko24 » Fri Nov 07, 2014 5:50 pm

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Oh true, true, well regardless they're still a lot and it's still impressive!

 

Postby Ven » Fri Nov 07, 2014 9:27 pm

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I really love your technique for gestures! Your lines look so flow-y and loose. (oddly enough, I've always really struggled with that-more than anything else).

Also, with your last study of the girl's face, I really like how you captured her expression! Tunnel vision or not, you still did a pretty good job.
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Postby Noiz » Fri Nov 07, 2014 10:02 pm

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I love how organic your lines are. Everything flows very well the way you work. Keep it up!
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Postby Forsal » Fri Nov 07, 2014 10:30 pm

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@Oli: I erased it because I can't draw hair for sh*t, lol.

@kikiko24: thanks for the encouragement!

@Ven: Thanks! You can blame Glenn Vilppu for my gesture lines. Watch one of his many drawing demos scattered across the youtubes and you'll see what I mean. You can also use Michael Hampton for great gestures, but his proportions are very stylized. And thanks for the comment about my face-painting skills, although I doubt you would be so complimentary if you compared it with the reference photo ;)

@Noiz: Thank you! Yeah, "flow" is one of those things that I hated to hear from tutorials because it was one of those terms that had no definition, like "rhythm", or "energy"...I always figured anyone that understood what "flow" meant from a tutorial was probably already super good at art anyway. I guess the best way I figured it out was to see which parts of the body curve naturally (the back of the neck, the spine, the surface of the torso, etc.

Anyway, here's a...well, an attempt at a study. You can tell I really bit off more than I could chew when I chose this photo. I gave up after about 40 minutes.
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Postby Forsal » Sat Nov 08, 2014 2:35 am

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A very quick page of doodles from imagination.
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Postby Forsal » Sat Nov 08, 2014 3:35 pm

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Morning everyone. Usual round of morning gestures (30s), plus one from imagination to fill up space. You get 5 cool points for guessing which one.
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Postby Forsal » Sat Nov 08, 2014 10:11 pm

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Hey everyone, here's some new gestures...nope, just kidding. I finally sucked it up and tried another paint study from life. This is as far as I could get; I think it was about half an hour. By now, you can probably tell that I very rarely work on something for long periods of time.

...well, there's only one long-term solution to that, and it starts with a "P" and rhymes with "Bractice your @$$ off".
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Postby kikiko24 » Sat Nov 08, 2014 10:57 pm

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Yes! I feel the same way! I don't like staying on one piece for too long. I have to really be into it! :D

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