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Postby afroquackster » Wed Nov 26, 2014 2:43 pm

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Subject title: Afroquackster's sketchybook

Hey guys, I'm usually very quiet around the forums, and lately I've been neglecting it in general due to school. And after coming back, I'm so excited to see all the wonderful art again, and I've been thinking I should open my own sketchbook for my throwaway and inconsistent sketches and studies. [This'll also give me an incentive to be more active here]

Here are my digital junk for November[I might just update this monthly, I don't usually do too many throwaway sketches. I don't know, we'll see]
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Warmup sketch ironically done before I stopped drawing for the day

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Had impulse do draw cute outfit after seeing it in the wild


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Done for reasons I do not remember

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Creature concepts for a project of mine

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Drew those happy faces to improve my mood
Addons/resketch of few concepts

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Worked on my favourite concept of the bunch

Sorry for them being so large. I usually draw on a giant canvas. Even then, these were already reduced in size

 

Postby Fergato » Wed Nov 26, 2014 2:59 pm

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Hi Afro!
Nice sketches buddy, welcome to the forums. :)
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Postby Oli » Wed Nov 26, 2014 3:24 pm

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cool to see another artist going for the cartoony style. keep on posting!
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Postby afroquackster » Wed Nov 26, 2014 3:28 pm

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Fergato wrote:Hi Afro!
Nice sketches buddy, welcome to the forums. :)


Hello : D
And thanks

Oli wrote:cool to see another artist going for the cartoony style. keep on posting!


Cartoon artists unite!

 

Postby Ren » Wed Nov 26, 2014 3:52 pm

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I quite like the expressions and how dynamic the lines of the faces are! I think sometimes the sketches lose a bit of their charme when the figure is introduced - it seems to me that you're maybe a bit more unsure about how to draw hands, for example, than you are drawing expressions. However, the gesture in your drawings is really quite good! I think your strongest point from what I can see is to effectively convey emotion through your poses and expression. I'd be most curious to see which colouring style would suit your drawings best. I envision something a bit like the drawings in Broken Age, perhaps. Or maybe, if you were more inclined towards a graphic approach, something more in the direction of Scott Pilgrim?

Thanks for sharing!

 

Postby rockmor » Wed Nov 26, 2014 4:14 pm

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Dat serious cat.

 

Postby NesoKaiyoH » Wed Nov 26, 2014 5:23 pm

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Oooh, I really like your style O:! It's nice to see such a varied amount of styles going on on this site owo Keep it up >w<
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Postby afroquackster » Wed Nov 26, 2014 10:51 pm

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Ren wrote:I quite like the expressions and how dynamic the lines of the faces are! I think sometimes the sketches lose a bit of their charme when the figure is introduced - it seems to me that you're maybe a bit more unsure about how to draw hands, for example, than you are drawing expressions. However, the gesture in your drawings is really quite good! I think your strongest point from what I can see is to effectively convey emotion through your poses and expression. I'd be most curious to see which colouring style would suit your drawings best. I envision something a bit like the drawings in Broken Age, perhaps. Or maybe, if you were more inclined towards a graphic approach, something more in the direction of Scott Pilgrim?

Thanks for sharing!


: D Yay, at least I can get my expressions right!
Obviously I would give the excuse 'oh these are just doodles. They don't really represent how well I can draw' but hey, if I can't do it simply, I just don't understand it well enough. So yes, I don't quite have a grasp on hands[ working on it]
However, I would like to ask, how can you tell if my gestures are well done if most of it are really just headshots?

rockmor wrote:Dat serious cat.

He's not serious, that's just the natural contour of his face

NesoKaiyoH wrote:Oooh, I really like your style O:! It's nice to see such a varied amount of styles going on on this site owo Keep it up >w<


Thanks : D

 

Postby Ren » Wed Nov 26, 2014 11:03 pm

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I'm probably using the term 'gestures' wrong - I'm talking mainly about the movement - it seems to me your stuff is really quite dynamic. IIRC, Proko was saying somewhere that there's gesture in everything, even objects. Your busts have exactly (well, in my opinion) the right force lines for the pose you're suggesting. :) I find it a rare skill to be able to suggest a mood and pose so well, so it's the thing that struck me first. Myself, I usually don't like just that in my drawing: they often look really stiff! I've watched and read lots of things on the topic, and there's apparently always a main action line that gives the right idea and the weight of the figure, I get the impression that you'd do a great job even just from the way you draw the busts - even if not now, I'd bet you could do it relatively soon.

For hands, I find it easier to simplify by drawing a solid (sort of a skewed flat cuboid) and either separate the fingers from the thumb by sketching them roughly (if the fingers are more or less unite) or the last three fingers separate from the index (which seems fairly common, too) or draw quick shapes for all the separate fingers. I try to group them whenever the pose allows, though, and only detail them in a second moment.

And I'd say you draw more than the expressions right, really! As I said, the movement and expressions are very well rendered, and I get the impression you might be one of those people that are naturally talented at telling stories with their illustrations.

 

Postby afroquackster » Thu Nov 27, 2014 1:02 am

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Ren wrote:I'm probably using the term 'gestures' wrong - I'm talking mainly about the movement - it seems to me your stuff is really quite dynamic. IIRC, Proko was saying somewhere that there's gesture in everything, even objects. Your busts have exactly (well, in my opinion) the right force lines for the pose you're suggesting. :) I find it a rare skill to be able to suggest a mood and pose so well, so it's the thing that struck me first. Myself, I usually don't like just that in my drawing: they often look really stiff! I've watched and read lots of things on the topic, and there's apparently always a main action line that gives the right idea and the weight of the figure, I get the impression that you'd do a great job even just from the way you draw the busts - even if not now, I'd bet you could do it relatively soon.


That is a rather interesting way to put it. Never really thought small simple busts can portray dynamic gestures. And thank you, I'm flattered that you enjoy my drawings.

I've heard about simplifying the body into simple shapes. I'll upload some studies later.

Myself, I usually don't like just that in my drawing: they often look really stiff!


Why don't you open your own sketchbook? That way people can help and give advice, just like how you are helping me right now :)

 

Postby PostBoxRomance » Thu Nov 27, 2014 8:47 am

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I do like the way you draw expressions!

I hope that you'll post some full body/coloured pieces soon!

Good luck and welcome to the forum :D
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Postby afroquackster » Thu Nov 27, 2014 3:07 pm

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PostBoxRomance wrote:I do like the way you draw expressions!

I hope that you'll post some full body/coloured pieces soon!

Good luck and welcome to the forum :D


:D
Thank youu

And I'll try to do more full pieces :D

 

Postby James-Logose » Fri Dec 12, 2014 11:21 pm

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You have a sketchbook now?! Awesome, dood. O.O Keep the updates coming!

 

Postby afroquackster » Sat Dec 13, 2014 4:10 pm

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@James-logose
Heck yeah I have a sketchbook now W00t


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Did some creature studies with ErnieTheMighty.

I think it's funny how you can see exactly where I start to get it

 

Postby marvel57 » Sat Dec 13, 2014 6:45 pm

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Afro-i like the retro-cartoon style in the last sketches! :ugeek:

 

Postby afroquackster » Thu Jan 15, 2015 4:03 pm

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Ah man, redditgetsdrawn is the greatest

Here's a few of the sketches I've done for that place
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Personally my fave^^^^
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If you guys don't already go on there daily, I really suggest so. It's great for practice and studies

 

Postby Oli » Thu Jan 15, 2015 5:42 pm

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great shit, man. i am laughing so hard, i didn't do this in years. just great. moar!
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Postby Fergato » Thu Jan 15, 2015 6:23 pm

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Excellent buddy. Nice characters
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Postby ErnieTheMighty » Thu Jan 15, 2015 8:05 pm

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yoU ARE ALIVE <3333

 

Postby afroquackster » Fri Jan 16, 2015 3:31 am

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@Oli - More coming

@Fergato - Ayyyyy

@Ernie - I'm not dead yet! Nothing can keep me down! for now

 

Postby afroquackster » Sun Jan 18, 2015 11:27 am

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More redditgetsdrawn

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Spent too much time on this one, but also my fave ^^^^^^^^^^
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Postby axelsior » Mon Jan 19, 2015 4:48 am

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Bro, the expressions on your characters are great! I envy your mad skills ;)

 

Postby afroquackster » Tue Jan 20, 2015 4:26 am

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@Axelsior - Ayy bru. I'm mad jelly of your mad skillz too bru. Let us both bathe in jealousy

 

Postby Fergato » Wed Jan 28, 2015 11:40 pm

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Hey Afro, cool updates dude!
Do you clean your sketches or they come out that clean?
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Postby afroquackster » Thu Jan 29, 2015 7:15 am

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@Fergato-
Well, I don't know if I can consider these, 'sketches' per se. They're more like 'sketches 2.0' I suppose.
However, my actual sketch is probably as messy as one would imagine. Like so
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The red pen sort of drawing thing you saw was more of a messy lineart. So I suppose, yes, I do clean them up(?)

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