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Postby Moe » Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:36 pm

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Nicee. For some reason, I thought you wouldn't make your return till New years. I've been getting lazy with my own art lately so thanks for the boost in motivation.

 

Postby Bugpal Hopeday » Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:21 am

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Wow, your most recent piece is awesome. There's so much to look at. I'd be interested to see more of this style. Is it like a kaiju transit system?

Kam wrote:strong imbalance between how much I do studies and how much I do my own stuff hasn't had a good impact on me in any way

Yeah, that's a tough balance. Is there a way you can make your studies align more with your own stuff so they feel less like work? Just as a random example, if you were feeling burnt out on human anatomy studies you but like drawing weird beasties you could do some studies based on real life weird critters, like tardigrades.
My sketchbook. Feedback and crits welcome.

 

Postby Kam » Mon Dec 25, 2017 7:18 pm

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Moe wrote:Nicee. For some reason, I thought you wouldn't make your return till New years. I've been getting lazy with my own art lately so thanks for the boost in motivation.

To be honest I've been having serious motivation issues, I know they say motivation isn't reliable and you should have discipline and all but saying something is always easier than doing it.
Bugpal Hopeday wrote:Wow, your most recent piece is awesome. There's so much to look at. I'd be interested to see more of this style. Is it like a kaiju transit system?

Kam wrote:strong imbalance between how much I do studies and how much I do my own stuff hasn't had a good impact on me in any way

Yeah, that's a tough balance. Is there a way you can make your studies align more with your own stuff so they feel less like work? Just as a random example, if you were feeling burnt out on human anatomy studies you but like drawing weird beasties you could do some studies based on real life weird critters, like tardigrades.

It's based on Gurren Lagann's eyecatch style, aligning studies with personal works isn't hard, I just turned it into a beast for myself, it's what happens when you look for shortcuts.

 

Postby Kam » Mon Dec 25, 2017 7:32 pm

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I hope I can actually get somewhere next year, I did really poorly this year.

 

Postby Bugpal Hopeday » Tue Dec 26, 2017 12:20 am

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Cool composition and values!
My sketchbook. Feedback and crits welcome.

 

Postby LK Crown » Wed Dec 27, 2017 4:42 pm

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Your practices look really good and helpful.
I will go through your sketchbook and look for some good exercises, maybe replicate somethings, if you dont mind.
Really cool looking practice-stuff!

 

Postby Kam » Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:59 pm

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Bugpal Hopeday wrote:Cool composition and values!

thanks
LK Crown wrote:Your practices look really good and helpful.
I will go through your sketchbook and look for some good exercises, maybe replicate somethings, if you dont mind.
Really cool looking practice-stuff!

I don't mind go ahead, though it'd be better if you find better examples of whatever it is that you want to practice.

 

Postby Kam » Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:04 pm

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I feel a lot less stiff when drawing than before and that's nice

 

Postby Telepurte » Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:36 pm

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Whew lad those are nice arms and hands!
Always have adeep resprect for how you do shading. it really looks neat.

Also... I wrote a rant at you lel

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Ya gotta be more confident man.
Don't go living life doing work and then undermining yourself. That is pride!
It's pride not because you think more than you should of yourself but because you don't think enough of yourself.
That makes you have some poor mentalities, sad attitudes, and it can really make you do some poor decisions which start a downwards spiral that doesn't help the creative process, or general quality of life.
I personally think you're struggling with motivation because you're afraid of making something that isn't good enough, and when you make something that isn't good, you get frustrated, and then that frustration gets in the way of improving and actually saying things with your art. Now I kind of see you in an eternal hole of studying and practicing to be good enough to say something, but you never say anything because "good enough" is like "tomorrow". It never comes.
Pretty much everyone here is stopping by to say something good about your art because surprise surprise you're actually pretty good at art and you have the level to do more stuff outside of just studying or getting better. So do it!
You have nothing to lose but everything to gain by being more confident and figuratively getting up and standing tall with everything you do.


The art of someone confident with little or no skill is arguably more appealing than someone with all the skill and no confidence; and even if it isn't, the confidence will soon make it so.

Be encouraged and be inspired
You have my love and support
so JUST DO IT REEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
Hey, before you keep browsin', check my art out if you haven't already!
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=17763
http://telepurte.deviantart.com/

 

Postby Nymzo » Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:52 am

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Your perspective work is super strong. As strong as the mech you drew I'd imagine. So good!

 

Postby Kam » Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:37 pm

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Telepurte wrote:Whew lad those are nice arms and hands!
Always have adeep resprect for how you do shading. it really looks neat.

Also... I wrote a rant at you lel

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Ya gotta be more confident man.
Don't go living life doing work and then undermining yourself. That is pride!
It's pride not because you think more than you should of yourself but because you don't think enough of yourself.
That makes you have some poor mentalities, sad attitudes, and it can really make you do some poor decisions which start a downwards spiral that doesn't help the creative process, or general quality of life.
I personally think you're struggling with motivation because you're afraid of making something that isn't good enough, and when you make something that isn't good, you get frustrated, and then that frustration gets in the way of improving and actually saying things with your art. Now I kind of see you in an eternal hole of studying and practicing to be good enough to say something, but you never say anything because "good enough" is like "tomorrow". It never comes.
Pretty much everyone here is stopping by to say something good about your art because surprise surprise you're actually pretty good at art and you have the level to do more stuff outside of just studying or getting better. So do it!
You have nothing to lose but everything to gain by being more confident and figuratively getting up and standing tall with everything you do.


The art of someone confident with little or no skill is arguably more appealing than someone with all the skill and no confidence; and even if it isn't, the confidence will soon make it so.

Be encouraged and be inspired
You have my love and support
so JUST DO IT REEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

Thanks for the encouragement Tele <3, I've been slowly trying to get myself out of the rut I set myself in for most of last year so hopefully this year will be much better.
Nymzo wrote:Your perspective work is super strong. As strong as the mech you drew I'd imagine. So good!

Not sure which mech you're referring to since I haven't drawn one since 2016, thanks anyway :)

 

Postby Kam » Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:51 pm

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Postby Engell79 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:18 pm

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thise arm studies and sketches are really awsome..... im like... wow... that could be in a book for anatomy and drawing the arm... damm !...

 

Postby Kam » Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:19 am

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Engell79 wrote:thise arm studies and sketches are really awsome..... im like... wow... that could be in a book for anatomy and drawing the arm... damm !...

Thanks, it's hard to apply these studies properly though...

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Postby ChocoCookie » Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:45 am

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There is a lot of improvement here! A great sketchbook and I really enjoy looking at your studies. (:
Keep it up!

 

Postby Kam » Sun Mar 04, 2018 3:37 pm

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ChocoCookie wrote:There is a lot of improvement here! A great sketchbook and I really enjoy looking at your studies. (:
Keep it up!


thanks :)

 

Postby Kam » Sun Mar 04, 2018 4:01 pm

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Postby fi_le » Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:59 pm

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Hey kam,

this is the first time looking through your sketchbook; from what I've seen it's very interesting. Recently, I began to like anime aestetics a lot more and you really nailed the anime feeling for the most part.
So though I'm not a fan at all of combining that flat anime style with rendering (An example would be the deltoid and the collar bones of the girl shaping a heart with her hands), I totally dig your art.

Keep going, of course, and have a great day!
...you see, it's supposed to be fi_le like the file from the computer... the one where you put the data things in.

my sketchbook on here and my Instagram

 

Postby Telepurte » Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:48 am

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I'm digging the flat blacks for shadows.
Be careful with how you draw the features of the face onto the head, sometimes you're drawing a front eye on a 3/4 head, or vise versa; or perhaps you're drawing a head that's looking up slightly but you don't have any codecs for an eye that's supposed to fit on a 3/4 looking up slightly head so you go with a 3/4 but straight eye so it ends up looking kind of off. ya feel?

You're doing a good job with the graffiti btw!
Hey, before you keep browsin', check my art out if you haven't already!
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=17763
http://telepurte.deviantart.com/

 

Postby Kam » Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:22 pm

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fi_le wrote:Hey kam,

this is the first time looking through your sketchbook; from what I've seen it's very interesting. Recently, I began to like anime aestetics a lot more and you really nailed the anime feeling for the most part.
So though I'm not a fan at all of combining that flat anime style with rendering (An example would be the deltoid and the collar bones of the girl shaping a heart with her hands), I totally dig your art.

Keep going, of course, and have a great day!


I'm still experimenting and I haven't really developed my "style" yet so things like that are bound to happen, as far as anime aesthetics go I'm mostly inspired by eastern art styles and have studied them so it's nice that it has rubbed off on me I guess.

Telepurte wrote:I'm digging the flat blacks for shadows.
Be careful with how you draw the features of the face onto the head, sometimes you're drawing a front eye on a 3/4 head, or vise versa; or perhaps you're drawing a head that's looking up slightly but you don't have any codecs for an eye that's supposed to fit on a 3/4 looking up slightly head so you go with a 3/4 but straight eye so it ends up looking kind of off. ya feel?

You're doing a good job with the graffiti btw!


It's sad that I still can't get simple stuff like that, I'll keep that in mind as something to work on.
also thanks.

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Postby Kam » Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:12 pm

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the line drawing for this wasn't mine
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Postby Kam » Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:09 am

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scrapped attempts before choosing the two that were rendered, these are really bad
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Postby KeaneFox » Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:01 am

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So, those are not a 3D renders?

 

Postby Kam » Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:05 am

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KeaneFox wrote:So, those are not a 3D renders?


No, I'm planning on learning 3D but for now I can't really use any program other than Sketchup.

 

Postby Josephcow » Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:21 am

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Kam wrote:
KeaneFox wrote:So, those are not a 3D renders?


No,


Holy crap, you're good!

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