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Postby Exilious » Thu Jun 25, 2015 1:06 am

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Subject title: Exilious's Drawing Journey~

Why hello there! My name is Exilious (or Jeoffrey, whatever you prefer) and I'm new here! (obviously XD) Ummm, I'm 15 years old and I started to pick back up my drawing "seriously" on the 17th of this month and so far I've improved a lot. However, instead of telling you this, why don't I just show you? ;) (All drawing are from imagination except for the drawing with the girl in boots. The pose came from online.)

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Did I post too much at one time? I feel like I did. I'm gonna keep things limited after this. Just wanted to dump everything I've gotten in the past few days. And, I don't have a printer, so I can't scan. I use my phone for the photos. Bear with me please. XD
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Hey there! My name is Jeoffrey Robinson, but you can call me Jeff, or anything you feel comfortable with. I have been drawing for nearly a year now, and am just getting back from a long hiatus. I am eager to start improving again and finally get good with art!

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Postby Exilious » Thu Jun 25, 2015 5:52 am

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Some more dynamic poses. Did these around midnight today. The poses are not my own. The first two came from a video, and the last one came from a photo of a stick figure. I was attempting to do dramatic perspective for the first time in that last one and failed hard. XD Any tips? I couldn't find a tutorial for the life of me. DX

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He looks rather constipated, doesn't he? XD

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Besides the ugly dramatic fist XD, my favorite by far out of the three. ^~^

Critique and advice is most definitely welcomed and appreciated! :V
Hey there! My name is Jeoffrey Robinson, but you can call me Jeff, or anything you feel comfortable with. I have been drawing for nearly a year now, and am just getting back from a long hiatus. I am eager to start improving again and finally get good with art!

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Postby Jesturr » Thu Jun 25, 2015 7:21 am

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Welcome welcome to the forums! First thing's first, please get some unlined paper to draw on! It may seem trivial but it makes your work that much more pretty to look at (an presentable)

Your figures have a nice shape to them. They could use some bulk though, some of the ones with overlapping limbs seem 2-dimensional. Remember to think and draw in 3d! Cross contours, or shading helps with that. Please keep posting a ton of work - lots of drawing and experimentation is the true way to get good fast! 你的男人不是笨! 我觉得他很漂亮.. Sorry if I butchered that it's been a while
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Postby Skeletonzz » Thu Jun 25, 2015 8:09 am

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Hello Exilious

Welcome to the forums I myself am also fairly new but I have been enjoying others artwork and the critiques I received. On the subject of your sketchbook I would say your headed in the right directions with your drawings. But you should take the time and do studies on specific areas such as a head study or gesture and anatomy. There are a bunch of videos and books on how to do these. Also timed gesture drawing can really help improving your figures to give them more life and not make them look stiff. I hope I was helpful and once again welcome to the forums

 

Postby Exilious » Thu Jun 25, 2015 8:11 am

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Jesturr wrote:Welcome welcome to the forums! First thing's first, please get some unlined paper to draw on! It may seem trivial but it makes your work that much more pretty to look at (an presentable)

Your figures have a nice shape to them. They could use some bulk though, some of the ones with overlapping limbs seem 2-dimensional. Remember to think and draw in 3d! Cross contours, or shading helps with that. Please keep posting a ton of work - lots of drawing and experimentation is the true way to get good fast! 你的男人不是笨! 我觉得他很漂亮.. Sorry if I butchered that it's been a while


Trust me when I say I HATE drawing on lined paper. I don't have any copy paper. Or at least I don't think. I'll check. XD I plan to buy a sketchbook this weekend though.

I do need to start on shading so I can add some depth to my drawings. They do look rather flat. :V

和你的中文是好! 现在我有去过在学习为 二几月。 我不那好。 XD 我很高兴知道你也说中文。 之是太好了!Some of this is probably wrong. XD
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Hey there! My name is Jeoffrey Robinson, but you can call me Jeff, or anything you feel comfortable with. I have been drawing for nearly a year now, and am just getting back from a long hiatus. I am eager to start improving again and finally get good with art!

My journey through art~[/b]

 

Postby Exilious » Thu Jun 25, 2015 8:12 am

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Skeletonzz wrote:Hello Exilious

Welcome to the forums I myself am also fairly new but I have been enjoying others artwork and the critiques I received. On the subject of your sketchbook I would say your headed in the right directions with your drawings. But you should take the time and do studies on specific areas such as a head study or gesture and anatomy. There are a bunch of videos and books on how to do these. Also timed gesture drawing can really help improving your figures to give them more life and not make them look stiff. I hope I was helpful and once again welcome to the forums


Thank you so much for the warm welcome! I'll definitely have to look up everything you said here. When I wake up in a few hours I'm gonna draw up a storm! >:D
Hey there! My name is Jeoffrey Robinson, but you can call me Jeff, or anything you feel comfortable with. I have been drawing for nearly a year now, and am just getting back from a long hiatus. I am eager to start improving again and finally get good with art!

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Postby Exilious » Thu Jun 25, 2015 5:43 pm

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Alright, here's a bit of shading practice combined with some stuff I learned in anatomy (The leg only, not the arm). I think the arm came out looking the best, despite the fact that the muscles are all wrong (and possibly the proportions). XD

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And I found some blank paper! However, despite the photo, the paper is actually a light green. It's construction paper. XD I can't wait 'till Saturday so I can get my sketchbook. >o<

我刚需要学习些多!
Hey there! My name is Jeoffrey Robinson, but you can call me Jeff, or anything you feel comfortable with. I have been drawing for nearly a year now, and am just getting back from a long hiatus. I am eager to start improving again and finally get good with art!

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Postby Oli » Thu Jun 25, 2015 6:02 pm

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nice start! to your question: spheres have a core shadow. just keep on practising, watch others sketchbooks and check (good!) tutorials and you'll do great
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Postby Exilious » Thu Jun 25, 2015 6:16 pm

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Oli wrote:nice start! to your question: spheres have a core shadow. just keep on practising, watch others sketchbooks and check (good!) tutorials and you'll do great



They do? O.O Well then, that changes the game. XD I'm assuming its core shadow is in the middle as well. Thanks, and I'll be sure to check out tons of sketchbooks and tutorials. I watch over 3, 20 minute tutorials a day. XD I'm in it to win it! >:D
Hey there! My name is Jeoffrey Robinson, but you can call me Jeff, or anything you feel comfortable with. I have been drawing for nearly a year now, and am just getting back from a long hiatus. I am eager to start improving again and finally get good with art!

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Postby Alphawolfin » Thu Jun 25, 2015 7:02 pm

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I love alphonso dunns tuts, hes a great teacher. His vids are entertaining and useful i think u will like him as well.
https://www.youtube.com/user/LighterNoteProd
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Postby Exilious » Thu Jun 25, 2015 7:05 pm

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Alphawolfin wrote:I love alphonso dunns tuts, hes a great teacher. His vids are entertaining and useful i think u will like him as well.
https://www.youtube.com/user/LighterNoteProd
i recommend him hope it helps


Thank you! I'm watching his video on gesture drawing right now! ^~^
Hey there! My name is Jeoffrey Robinson, but you can call me Jeff, or anything you feel comfortable with. I have been drawing for nearly a year now, and am just getting back from a long hiatus. I am eager to start improving again and finally get good with art!

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Postby Exilious » Thu Jun 25, 2015 8:03 pm

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Okay, so I tried to do some gesture drawing. The first photo I timed myself between 15 - 20 seconds. The other photo was timed 30 seconds to a minute. They look sloppy (as expected), but I wasn't aiming for much soooo......XD

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I just realized how ugly my handwriting looked. XD It normally looks nicer. Maybe it's because I don't have a flat surface like the desks in my school. :V
Hey there! My name is Jeoffrey Robinson, but you can call me Jeff, or anything you feel comfortable with. I have been drawing for nearly a year now, and am just getting back from a long hiatus. I am eager to start improving again and finally get good with art!

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Postby Gasoline-Girl » Thu Jun 25, 2015 9:02 pm

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Hey! I didn't get a chance to welcome you at the forums, so um... Welcome at the forums? :D
Quick tip: Get yourself a small ball and look at it for a few minutes. You have to understand how 3D objects work to make 2D art
Well ok... That was stupidly phrased. Just look where the shadow is on that small ball, what shape does it have, how dark is it? Same with light.
Idk if that helped the least bit. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

 

Postby Exilious » Thu Jun 25, 2015 9:42 pm

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Gasoline-Girl wrote:Hey! I didn't get a chance to welcome you at the forums, so um... Welcome at the forums? :D
Quick tip: Get yourself a small ball and look at it for a few minutes. You have to understand how 3D objects work to make 2D art
Well ok... That was stupidly phrased. Just look where the shadow is on that small ball, what shape does it have, how dark is it? Same with light.
Idk if that helped the least bit. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯


I understand what you mean. The way certain things react to lighting and the depth that it can give them. 2D art isn't necessarily flat because of the depth it has. I guess understanding 3D helps to add depth to something 2D.

I hope that's what you meant, because that's what I interpreted. XD
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Postby Exilious » Thu Jun 25, 2015 11:14 pm

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I watched a tutorial on leg muscles and did some shading with it. Next I'm going to do torso muscles and shade that, and then arms, and then put it allllll together! :D

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I hope they look okay. :V
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Postby Kyoobies » Fri Jun 26, 2015 12:55 am

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Exilious wrote:They do? O.O Well then, that changes the game. XD I'm assuming its core shadow is in the middle as well.

Here's A picture I took in photo class that might help with that.
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Hello! :D And yes, spheres can have hard crisp shadows. The amount of subtlety in the shift depends on the type of light though, and the location of the shadow depends on the size and position of the light relative to the sphere.

Also, if you do stick figures I'd recommend that you add lines for hips and shoulders as well. It fits into proper anatomy much better, and it allows you to foreshorten your figures much better.
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Postby Exilious » Fri Jun 26, 2015 1:57 am

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Kyoobies wrote:
Hello! :D And yes, spheres can have hard crisp shadows. The amount of subtlety in the shift depends on the type of light though, and the location of the shadow depends on the size and position of the light relative to the sphere.

Also, if you do stick figures I'd recommend that you add lines for hips and shoulders as well. It fits into proper anatomy much better, and it allows you to foreshorten your figures much better.


Oh wow, thanks for the photos! So I realize now that the core shadow location depends on the positioning of the light. Hmmm. I find spheres to be particularly difficult to shade. I'll have to practice extensively with that I suppose.

Do you mean hip bones and collar bones when you say "lines for hips and shoulders"? :V
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Postby Kyoobies » Fri Jun 26, 2015 2:40 am

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Like this. :D
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Postby Greenokido » Fri Jun 26, 2015 2:49 am

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I recommend drawing skeletons. Basic ones. I see lines for your gestures, but they're not as great as they could be- the skeletons work a bit differently. Try to break down the skeleton into simple shapes- don't forget ribcage and pelvis! once you're confident with your skeletons, then I'd try adding bulk- you don't need to memorize each muscle just yet. use cylinders and cubes and such. I'm glad to see how much you've been practising, it's great! That's how you'll rise to the top.

Keep drawing!
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Postby Exilious » Fri Jun 26, 2015 3:08 am

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Kyoobies wrote:Like this. :D


Ah, that would make sense. XD Thank you. I need to break out of that bad habit.

Greenokido wrote:I recommend drawing skeletons. Basic ones. I see lines for your gestures, but they're not as great as they could be- the skeletons work a bit differently. Try to break down the skeleton into simple shapes- don't forget ribcage and pelvis! once you're confident with your skeletons, then I'd try adding bulk- you don't need to memorize each muscle just yet. use cylinders and cubes and such. I'm glad to see how much you've been practising, it's great! That's how you'll rise to the top.

Keep drawing!


That's almost like saying "go back to square one." XD I'll do what you said though. I do use a sorta skeleton. I draw the rib cage/upper torso and then the waist as a box. I suppose it could be a lot better though. Looks like it's back to the books (YouTube XD) for me! ^~^
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Postby Exilious » Fri Jun 26, 2015 6:48 am

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So I'm currently laying down reading some fan fiction at 1:48 AM, and every time I break my train of thought, images of muscled, shaded legs keep popping up. Each time from a different angle or perspective. And I'm just laying here nodding and saying "Mhm" as the images draw themselves in my head...

Is there something wrong with me? O.O
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Postby Oli » Fri Jun 26, 2015 8:08 am

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Exilious wrote:...And I'm just laying here nodding and saying "Mhm" as the images draw themselves in my head... Is there something wrong with me? O.O


nah, all cool. that's how your brain learns. whilest dreaming/sleeping. just make sure you get other inputs as well. and do not take stuff too seriously, keep a nice balance of it all.
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Lol nope, nothing wrong with you. It's called the falling block sydrome. (The reason why is because scientists once observed that people who were made to play large amounts of tetris started dreaming about falling blocks often) :D
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Postby Exilious » Fri Jun 26, 2015 3:04 pm

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Oli wrote:nah, all cool. that's how your brain learns. whilest dreaming/sleeping. just make sure you get other inputs as well. and do not take stuff too seriously, keep a nice balance of it all.


Ah, okay then. I shall! Thanks. :D

Kyoobies wrote:Lol nope, nothing wrong with you. It's called the falling block sydrome. (The reason why is because scientists once observed that people who were made to play large amounts of tetris started dreaming about falling blocks often) :D


Whoa, that's pretty cool. I guess soon enough I'll be dreaming about full bodied men and woman, well sculpted and shaded.

I should shade them 50 shades of gray.

I just turned art into a porno. XD
Hey there! My name is Jeoffrey Robinson, but you can call me Jeff, or anything you feel comfortable with. I have been drawing for nearly a year now, and am just getting back from a long hiatus. I am eager to start improving again and finally get good with art!

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Postby Exilious » Fri Jun 26, 2015 4:28 pm

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Greenokido wrote:I recommend drawing skeletons. Basic ones. I see lines for your gestures, but they're not as great as they could be- the skeletons work a bit differently. Try to break down the skeleton into simple shapes- don't forget ribcage and pelvis! once you're confident with your skeletons, then I'd try adding bulk- you don't need to memorize each muscle just yet. use cylinders and cubes and such. . .


Is this what you meant by using basic shapes for my skeleton? Not that I'm questioning your wisdom or anything, but how does this help exactly? XD If anything it just feel more tedious. I only drew lines because it was fast and easy. I guess cylinders and squares give me a better framework, but is it truly necessary? I feel like I did this wrong. It just looks....weird to me.
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Meh. :V
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