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Postby vynka » Sat Feb 06, 2016 5:29 pm

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Subject title: vynka's sketchbook

Hello everyone, so now that I've became 20 and wasted most of my teenage years basically making bad decisions, I've decided I want to make art. This was two months ago, so since then I've been studying every day, so I decided to share my journey on the Internet.

Please, any advice or criticism is VERY much welcome, so don't hesitate and be blunt, my feelings wont get hurt.

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This is a random sketch dump from the last month or so, just to start.

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Trying to see structure in things, it's proven quite difficult so far u_u
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Postby Drawringer » Sat Feb 06, 2016 6:51 pm

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Well you definitely made a good decision this time lol. Anyways, that's some really good progress for two months! I'm excited to see more of your stuff.

 

Postby Steeliebob » Sat Feb 06, 2016 10:27 pm

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If you do this in 2 months time than just keep doing what you're doing for now. It seems to be working out.

 

Postby chryssalid » Sat Feb 06, 2016 11:07 pm

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a good start! that last face is cute, i like it; the shading on the arm is nice too. i can see you're using some form of construction under the bodies, which is good; are you using any resources to do figure drawings as well? as for the objects and even the lines on the picture of the 2 girls: its not cheating to use a ruler! lookin' forward to seeing more. :)

 

Postby PuRin0 » Sat Feb 06, 2016 11:20 pm

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niice work you got there !
the only advice i got is just spend most time drawing every day you will get better before you notice it ;)

 

Postby vynka » Mon Feb 08, 2016 7:26 pm

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Thanks for the replies guys :)

Also just to clarify, I used to draw when I was a kid, like 12 and 13 years old, so it's not entirely from zero. But now I started studying how to draw, and that made the difference.

@chryssalid, I do use references from DeviantArt and mostly http://artists.pixelovely.com

I've been doing some head studies and practicing eyes. Also I tried to apply what I have learned of form into a more refined sketch for a painting, but I still don't think it looks quite right.

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Postby Koźlik » Mon Feb 08, 2016 8:42 pm

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I like your studies, keep on doing them ! :)
Especially i think that you need to practice the back view of head (I struggle with it too :lol: ). Maybe try to study reference photos before drawing ;)
And i also think that you should practice drawing heads with open mouths (Sycras video on it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4qpbhEHIPk )
I like to draw girls. If you like girls too, you should check my Sketchbook ^^
There's stuff on my Twitter and Instagram too.
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Postby Taiylz » Mon Feb 08, 2016 9:14 pm

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Hey dude. Nice collection of studies, keep at them! I don't know if you have any books on anatomy and figure drawing but I suggest digging into them. Books by Burne Hogarth, George Bridgman and Loomis have been a real help for me. Also Life Drawing classes if you can pick them up in your area.

Gesture drawing is pretty important too. Helps your drawings become fluid and brings some energy and life to them. Go here http://artists.pixelovely.com/practice- ... e-drawing/ :)

If you've already got this shit down then just ignore this, hah.

Keep it up and keep posting! :)

 

Postby Steeliebob » Wed Feb 10, 2016 9:50 am

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That's a great start of your sketchbook right there.

Keep up the good work!

 

Postby vynka » Fri Feb 26, 2016 8:00 pm

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It's been a while since I been here, I've been trying to improve my digital painting skills.

This is a wip that I'm doing right now
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and this one I finished this morning, it's a fan art of Misato (it has low res because of imgur i think, if you care it's on all my gallery sites):
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Still got much to improve, specially with lightning, colors and the brush strokes, I want to get a more oil paint feeling.

 

Postby NesoKaiyoH » Fri Feb 26, 2016 8:05 pm

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Some good stuff here, it's nice to see your willingness to learn and improve!
I see you are lacking structure and proportion though. I'd say use guidelines to help set your base for drawing, such as when it comes to people study the Reilly method of drawing the body or the Huston method. At this point though it's mostly just getting your mileage up, so keep at it owo
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Postby Drawringer » Fri Feb 26, 2016 8:34 pm

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nice studies and painting!

 

Postby vynka » Sat Mar 12, 2016 1:56 am

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I started doing values studies, I think I've learned quite a lot about the face doing this, next up I will do a body one.

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and here I tried to apply what I learned to an original, but it didn't turned out so well, I need to do many more.

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Postby Kam » Sat Mar 12, 2016 2:25 am

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You've made pretty good progress, structure is a hard thing to get (at least for me it's been that way so far) so the only thing for that is keeping at it until it makes sense.
It's good to get away from something after studying it a for a couple days and move on to something else and get back to it later, it helps at not making things repetitive and there's the fact that some knowledge in other areas help what you were working on before, also you're basically letting your subconscious digest the information, which some of it stays and gets solidified and some of it goes away.
For construction and form drawing the second chapter of the famous artist's course is what I learned it from, it's hard to find the PDFs but I think it's one of the best learning sources out there, the explanations are clear and the lessons aren't too long.

 

Postby vynka » Thu Apr 21, 2016 6:48 pm

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It's been a while hehe, but here I am. This is my latest painting, I'm sure it's full of perspective errors, but I did my best :)

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Postby NesoKaiyoH » Sat Apr 23, 2016 4:24 pm

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Hmm, I definitely think you could push that foreshortening, really make that hand push out at you. The colours are nice though and your rendering is getting a lot better owo
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