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Plumbum's Alchemical sketchbook

PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2015 1:54 am
by Plumbum
Arghgh this is so scary :? . I asked if I should start a sketchbook or not here (topic: http://www.sycra.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=14138). I'm scared posting this even though people did assure me that it would be fine (I am such a chicken).

Anyway, here is a drawing. I'm trying to get back to drawing after being sick twice in a row. It lasted about a month, it was really frustrating because I'm still not at the level I used to be. Oh well. Just means I need to work harder ;)
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2015 11:30 am
by Oli
welcome to the sketchbook sections :D

just load stuff up here. the MoAr the better! can be really anything. Don't be afraid. this ain't no contest thingy here.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2015 11:36 am
by Plumbum
Of course! I just didn't want to post old stuff. I will try to post at least one thing before I go to sleep. That will keep me motivated ;)

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2015 11:45 am
by Alphawolfin
I´m also a cicken and be afraid to post beside awesome artists here. Gladly they didn´t roast me here intstead i got cheering ,valuable tips and tricks to improve which lift me up so you´re welcome and post post post ask try and post :p . Don´t forget to have fun and enjoy yourself.

Plumbum's Alchemical sketchbook

PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2015 12:52 pm
by Plumbum
Some 30 sec gestures.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2015 4:38 pm
by ploopyie
some great movement there on the gestures!! welcome to the sketchbook forum :)
i cant wat to see more of your work! its looking really good so far, keep up the great work and keep on drawing :D

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2015 5:23 pm
by OfficerRattlesnake
your gestures really opened my eyes there, gosh. i never thought they could be so simple while still, well, communicating gesture, and you do it so well!

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2015 10:45 pm
by Plumbum
Alphawolfin wrote:I´m also a cicken and be afraid to post beside awesome artists here. Gladly they didn´t roast me here intstead i got cheering ,valuable tips and tricks to improve which lift me up so you´re welcome and post post post ask try and post :p . Don´t forget to have fun and enjoy yourself.


Yeah Syra's forum is so nice. I have no idea why I'm scared. I mean I have to start putting out stuff one day, so why not now in a place with so great people :P

ploopyie wrote:some great movement there on the gestures!! welcome to the sketchbook forum :)
i cant wat to see more of your work! its looking really good so far, keep up the great work and keep on drawing :D


You're too kind. Looked at your sketchbook. I really liked it. Your skills are so varied! How do you do it?

OfficerRattlesnake wrote:your gestures really opened my eyes there, gosh. i never thought they could be so simple while still, well, communicating gesture, and you do it so well!


Well the first thing I did in art was gesture. I'm glad you got something out of what I posted. I think that the most important thing with gesture is not to overcomplicate things. It's not about drawing the body, it's about drawing it's movement. Drawing the body will hold you back as you need to exaggerate the movement and not just draw what you see.

From yesterday (studying Andrew Loomis):
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Today:
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2015 12:52 am
by Plumbum
More gesture
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2015 2:56 pm
by LarryGreenArt
Oh those gestures are really good! Welcome to the forums and keep posting!

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2015 2:54 am
by Plumbum
@Larry - Thank you, no need to welcome me. I have been here for at lest two months now :)

Today was a shoddy day, I kind of had a meltdown. Apparently drawing eggs bore me so much that I just couldn't do it :/ . Oh well.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 12:20 am
by Plumbum
I haven't uploaded anything in a while because I decided to take a pause when it came to drawing. Just a small pause so I'm back to draw again :D

I drew this yesterday, I was just correcting some drawings I made in hand a few weeks ago because those where really bad.
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I really like the last one.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 9:19 am
by masaothedog
Something to keep in mind is that the wrists are usually about in line with the crotch. So the hands should hang just below the line of the crotch. Keep it up:3

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2015 4:21 pm
by Plumbum
I can finally do hair! :)

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2015 1:11 am
by Plumbum
I finally started with anatomy :D
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2015 4:09 am
by Plumbum
Didn't do too much today, was kind of meh.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2015 7:10 am
by Wolfen
Your most recent posts are really awesome :) great portrait studies and i liked the perspective ones too :3 keep it up

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2015 10:38 pm
by Plumbum
Thank you Wolfen, I'm a bit unsure what you meant by "portrait studies". Are you talking about my last post?

I wanted to redraw my first drawing in this sketchbook. I don't get it. It has only been about 2 months.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2015 10:44 pm
by Vixie
that´s pretty impressive improvement in two months! :shock: ;)

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2015 1:34 am
by Exilious
Your gestures are something to be envious of! They're really simple, but so expressive at the same time. That's something everybody can learn from. Simple can be beautiful. ^~^

I'm really excited to see what other content you'll put up!~

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2015 1:38 am
by Zearthus
There is certainly more room for improvement but keep going. If you're interested into checking some great blogs in regards to gesture check these 3 out:
http://figuredrawingdotinfo.blogspot.com/
http://drawthefigure.blogspot.com/2013/ ... notes.html
http://analyticalfiguresp08.blogspot.com/

Look forward to see your progress 3 months from now :)

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2015 3:04 am
by Plumbum
Too tired to write back to you guys before I go to sleep.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2015 3:37 pm
by Plumbum
I'm sorry I haven't written back to any of you guys. I appreciate your feedback. The company I am going to work at has had some problems lately and I'm trying to sort it out.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2015 6:21 pm
by Plumbum
Vixe: Thank you! I hope I will improve even more the next two months!

Exilious: Thank you! I think it is important for (at least my) gestures to be very simple. I like it that way. I can always add more complexity on top if I want to it to be more advanced.

Zearthus: I'm glad there is room for improvement, otherwise I would be stuck at this level :lol: . Thank you for the resources. I will take a look at them in the future when I go back to looking at gesture. Right now I'm mostly focusing on: anatomy, perspective, hands, hair and such. I do want to look at them, don't get me wrong. I just can't promise to do it right now.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2015 5:59 pm
by Plumbum
I have been away from my scanner the last couple of days, so I haven't been able to post anything in a while.

Monday:
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I noticed that none of the chins were pointy so I did a Sycra. I'm obviously no way near as good as him, but it was fun.

Tuesday:
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Wednesday
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