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Phanto's Sketchbook

PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:08 pm
by Phanto
Hi everybody, it's been a while, consider this a reboot.

My name's Warren, but you can call me Phanto. I'm an 18 year old from New Jersey. I started this in 2012 but very shortly after, my year of 2012-2013, I got messed up. I was in relatively long depression and I've fought hard to get myself out of it.

By the end of 2013 I started drawing more and more; I bought a bunch of books to use for study, and now I'm looking forward to college (hopefully in the next couple of months).

My personal goal is to create for a living. I want to animate, storyboard, illustrate, or even go down the hard path of freelance. I'd be more than happy to just have a job within the realm of art, it's made up a lot of my life and my grandmother's life, and it was a major factor in pulling me out of depression.

I like charcoal, oil pastel, graphite, mechanical pencils. I work digitally too, although it's easier for me to get frustrated digitally than it is traditionally, but I see that as part of learning. Anyways, I'm going to update this a little.

February 2012
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Box Study, done in charcoal
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Pen and Ink, Industrial


May 2012
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Skull Sketch; H, HB, and B Pencils
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Eueuuguguh old self portrait; H, HB, and B Pencils


March 2013 (this was during a dark period where I had a bunch of trouble finishing things)
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Phanto's Sketchbook

PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:44 pm
by Ambiguity
Hey nice start, just watch your perspective, it'll screw everything up if that's off. Keep practicing and posting, I'm looking forward to seeing more :).

Phanto's Sketchbook

PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 5:38 am
by Phanto
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Profile of no one in particular. I messed around with proportions and such. In my head I figured this guy would be a bit hardened and nonchalant; I thought the stone cut nose would give him that sorta look.

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Done in pastel, reference from picture I personally took and edited (slightly) in photoshop.

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The same picture from above done in Oil Paint. Plenty of things changed and this was rushed due to time restraints. I'm hoping I may return to oil paints once again because this was an enjoyable first experience.

Phanto's Sketchbook

PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:03 pm
by Phanto
Ambiguity wrote:Hey nice start, just watch your perspective, it'll screw everything up if that's off. Keep practicing and posting, I'm looking forward to seeing more :).


Terribly sorry for not replying to this! Thanks though, I realize my perspective is a tad lacking and it was something I wanted to work on. If you have any suggestions for perspective studies I'd love to hear them!

Phanto's Sketchbook

PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 4:00 am
by Phanto
Hey hey, bumping because I'm feeling much better about life in general. I've updated the first post so please check it out!

In the mean time, here's a couple of recent things I've drawn:

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Pickles the Drummer, doodly doo ding dong tick tock doodly doodly doo I still need to finish him, heheh.

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A little unreal colored toon-ish bird, just some experimenting.

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Quick life drawing of a cow from the auction, this one was back during the start of my auction trips soo, around October/November-ish of 2013.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 2:33 pm
by Phanto
Some more, recent, content. The first one's just a small concept for this character's hair. I was mostly messing around, and while I like it, I think I'll be changing it a little.
The second's another drawing from life of a very stoic-looking old goat.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:40 am
by Phanto
Some late evening new stuff. I "finished" Pickles, decided to leave him as a bust.
Dreads are confusing and I don't think I got them right, I might go back over them at a later date when I have a better understanding.

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Also, have a tiny boring thumbnail, I don't do landscapes but I gotta start somewhere.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:42 pm
by Phanto
Gestures and Figures, there were a few that I took more time on because I liked the pose. It's a bad habit, even though I've gotten quicker.

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I'm going to try to work on something more, I need to brighten up.

Phanto's Sketchbook

PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 12:32 am
by Phanto
Faces and such, the first one was me messing around on Sai. The second one was getting a little more serious on Photoshop. For some reason I get a very, very slight but noticeable jitter with my photoshop strokes. I tested my tablet on Sai (stabilizer turned off), and it wasn't present. It's the darndest thing, it's not TOO big of an issue but it's enough to bug me.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 12:53 am
by Janos
hey buddy keep it up!!!

maybe you should sketch more with pencil first. Try to see relationships and proportions.

Sometimes i sketch the people in the train when i go to work. It cost me a lot of courage but it helps you to develop a good eye/view.
Or maybe you have somebody who also draw. Then sit in front of each other and go for portrait. I recommend coal is pretty good to learn values aswell :D


keep it up!!