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Postby Zaprong » Thu Apr 21, 2016 1:13 am

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Subject title: Zaprong's updated sketchbook

Hello!

I'm actually an old member, I registered here in my first year of drawing (I currently have 3 years of drawing, well, 2 and a half.)

This was my original sketchbook

And man, was it terrible

So, hopefully I'm not breaking any rules by creating a new fresh topic with my more recent work~

With that said, here are some of my drawings!

http://i.imgur.com/unynOY7.png

This is my best drawing yet, I'm really proud of it, it was made 2 months ago. College has been frustrating lately so I haven't been doing much completed art since then

http://i.imgur.com/sLFc389.png
http://i.imgur.com/6ef82dY.jpg

Some of my drawings (The second one was a challenge of drawing a pokemon each day for the entirety of december........... Regret...... I almost didn't have time with all things going on aaa >_>)

http://i.imgur.com/8lueTa9.png
http://i.imgur.com/9EHU7xH.png
http://i.imgur.com/xnIdaKI.png
http://i.imgur.com/a8ziSCC.png

Some of my sketches

http://i.imgur.com/xVJ16b9.png

This one was of a challenge to draw something in the set time, I tried to draw as quickly as possible, but I liked this challenge overall!

Any feedback is welcome! (Sorry about the images being links, all of them are bigger than 1000 pixels wide/high, ill try to post in image format after this post though).

 

Postby melnics » Thu Apr 21, 2016 8:44 pm

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Welcome back.
I looked through your old sketchbook and see an improvement.

One thing constant I noticed on most of your characters is a curved line indicating the nose bridge.
While it's fine for 3/4 views and other similar angles it can look off when a characters face is more towards the viewer.
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Here the bottom left and top right look alright for front views.
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Postby Zaprong » Thu Apr 21, 2016 9:35 pm

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^Thank you! I'll definitely have it in mind from now on. Thanks again for the feedback!

I want to post a collection of head sketches, but there is a bit left until they are all done. So Ill update when I have them! Or something art related happens~

 

Postby Zaprong » Sun Apr 24, 2016 5:21 pm

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Here are some sketches I did over the week~
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I did a giveaway on twitter, and I drew all of these for friends and randos~

Higher resolution: http://i.imgur.com/9wUWnu3.jpg



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A bit of practice with this, I have a question, I have a bit of trouble with line thickness, I don't really know at all when to make the lines thick or thin. Can someone give me an input on this?

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And some doodles on my notebook :p I kinda enjoy doing this, but it's less forgiving than digital~

I forgot what I was gonna ask here other than line thickness but I will probably ask when I remember it.

 

Postby Steeliebob » Mon Apr 25, 2016 2:06 pm

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Good work so far! You've improved a good bit a load already if you compare the new to the first sketchbook.
Keep going! :)

 

Postby Zaprong » Mon Apr 25, 2016 7:02 pm

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Thank you!! Ill keep working on this

 

Postby Zaprong » Tue Apr 26, 2016 9:17 pm

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FF2's Final boss theme popped up on my playlist

I dunno if ill finish it though

This post doubles with a question as well, is there a way to post images larger than 1000 pixels? that's lower than any of the drawings I do and other than resizing, I don't see many other solutions RIP

 

Postby melnics » Wed Apr 27, 2016 12:07 am

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I'm sure 1000px is the limit, makes for easier scrolling I guess.

 

Postby Zaprong » Mon May 02, 2016 3:28 am

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Sigh, not a very productive week.

I ended up coloring that last sketch, it's not the best I could have done but eh... honestly I have not been in the mood to draw lately, nothing seems to be looking good, and I dont get inspired anymore...

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This one is to practice a bit the character who is going to be the protagonist of a game I'm planning.

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Sigghhhh this last one, The coloring is my weakness, I wanna try getting better at it but i find it difficult to come up with anything to practice, coupled with the fact that I dont get inspired to draw anything, well...

Heck, It even looks better without coloring

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Is there advice you guys could give? Both for my problem with motivation and coloring? You dont have to answer both.

edit: Ignore my motivation question actually.

I should just draw instead of looking motivation, I should be building discipline

 

Postby Oky » Mon May 09, 2016 8:28 pm

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When it comes to coloring, I find that observation from life is your best help. I tend to look at things around me and mentally try to place what I see in a color wheel. For example, instead of assuming that grass is green, from observation you may find that it is often a shade of yellow. There may even be some blue reflections of the sky where grass faces upwards.

Building up a visual library takes time, but it works. I try to improve faster by doing a lot of studies from photos and mapcrunch.com. By copying a picture of a tree, I'm able to figure out which colors should be used for leaves and which ones the stem should have. I'll also be able to figure out the structure of the tree and how it connects to the ground. When I've done this a couple of times, I have no problem drawing one from imagination.

If you want to learn about colors in depth, I recommend James Gurney's book ¨color and light¨, although it maybe a bit advanced. I find it incredibly useful and comprehensive. Also, check out Noah Bradley on youtube if you want to learn some stuff about environments https://www.youtube.com/user/noahbradley.

Hope this helps a bit to get you motivated :).


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