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Postby DarkLored123 » Sat Jul 09, 2016 12:10 am

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Subject title: DarkLored's Sketchbook [NSFW] [Critique Welcome]

Nothing to see here ^^
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Postby Telepurte » Sat Jul 09, 2016 4:20 am

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Not bad!! Welcome to the forums!
I think at this stage, I should probably say "keep practicing" but I think that wouldn't be too helpful since it's so cliché, but alas, the cliché things often tend to be so true. There is a lot to learn, and the amount of work you need to put in to get to where you want to be, or to even -find out- where you want to be are immense. But even though I can say there is a long and arduous path ahead of every one of us, I can also say with much more exhuberance that the gratification and satisfaction of walking down that path and seeing the results and improvements are hugely worth it. With that said, keep going.
Don't get to the end to look back and wish you worked harder.
I encourage you to stay at it!
Hey, before you keep browsin', check my art out if you haven't already!
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Postby NesoKaiyoH » Sat Jul 09, 2016 2:18 pm

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It's a good start, but it seems like your' focusing a lot on the outer line, gestural drawings are meant to capture the flow and dynamic of a pose. So I'd suggest just going with strong, fast lines that follow the literal gesture of a person!
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Postby DarkLored123 » Sat Jul 09, 2016 7:44 pm

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Thanks for the encouraging words and advice, I am planning to take this far!


#NesoKaiyoH I am assuming that you mean to focus on the lines and placement of the skeleton rather than the anatomy, I will try my best to work on that.

 

Postby DarkLored123 » Sun Jul 10, 2016 5:31 am

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Today I finished up my second practice session on gesture drawing, I got a little bit of a grip but think I need to work a little bit on proportion, also put some perspective practice.

Gesture Drawing #2:
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2-Point Perspective:
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Postby DarkLored123 » Thu Jul 14, 2016 9:25 pm

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Just finished a fan art drawing of my favorite anime called 'Another', really seen some improvement and it was an important drawing to me as that character is one of the ones that I could relate to.

Mei Misaki - Drawing

 

Postby DarkLored123 » Fri Aug 12, 2016 12:18 am

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I know I've been inactive on the forums, but I was actually practicing the entire time. I got my hands on a Wacom Intous Draw tablet and decided that it would be easier than scanning, so from now on I am working digitally.

Just a sketch of gesture and random stuff.
http://imgur.com/pCkB5C4

 

Postby DarkLored123 » Sat Aug 27, 2016 4:14 am

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I've done a few of hand, feet, torso studies. Really seen a little bit of improvement but I'll get there eventually, please give me your thoughts about it.

The images were captured above the size allowed on the forums, so unfortunately you'll get an album link to Imgur.

http://imgur.com/a/yJy8N

 

Postby DarkLored123 » Sun Aug 28, 2016 3:14 am

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genosgrande wrote:
DarkLored123 wrote:I've done a few of hand, feet, torso studies. Really seen a little bit of improvement but I'll get there eventually, please give me your thoughts about it.

The images were captured above the size allowed on the forums, so unfortunately you'll get an album link to Imgur.

http://imgur.com/a/yJy8N

Not bad. I think that the main issue here is that you aren't drawing in volumes so it looks flat. You need to think about how a form wraps around an object to give it depth and that 3D feel. I would recommend just practicing basic shapes and linework.

These videos go over those basic skills and have some exercises. 1st one is on basic linework skills and the second is on 3D forms.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgDNDOKnArk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1lleIBzn3A

Keep practicing and you should see improvement in no time! Also, try to post more often to get feedback. It'll help with your improvement as well!


Thank you for the feedback, It was kind of hard to figure out the shape of the foot at different angles, hence why it was difficult for me.

Some more feet practice.

http://imgur.com/a/nCUmm

 

Postby DarkLored123 » Mon Aug 29, 2016 5:38 pm

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Tried to apply some more form to the feet and hands, I see some improvement.

http://imgur.com/VOTqkfA

 

Postby Xiphor » Tue Aug 30, 2016 3:07 am

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Definite improvement on the feet! I actually have a tip for you regarding them! Think of the toes(except for the big toe) as a staircase. With each joint being a step, if you look at some reference im sure youll see what im talking. Its hard to explain in text so actually there is a guy on youtube that has a great tutorial for them.

This is it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05fn1DlFRtY

 

Postby DarkLored123 » Wed Aug 31, 2016 3:30 am

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Xiphor wrote:Definite improvement on the feet! I actually have a tip for you regarding them! Think of the toes(except for the big toe) as a staircase. With each joint being a step, if you look at some reference im sure youll see what im talking. Its hard to explain in text so actually there is a guy on youtube that has a great tutorial for them.

This is it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05fn1DlFRtY


Thanks for the tip! I'll apply it once I feel comfortable with the structure of the feet.

I've done some more hand and feet study, followed by a finished fanart piece of Tokyo Ghoul that contained some foreshortening.

Study:
http://imgur.com/a/Xa0WP

Finished Drawing:
Juuzou Suzuya - Tokyo Ghoul

 

Postby DarkLored123 » Mon Sep 05, 2016 5:19 am

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I've done a study for shading to see how much control I have of my pencil, please share your opinion on how good I did, it'll really help if you point out my mistakes on this one specifically.

Shadow Study

 

Postby nunbul » Mon Sep 05, 2016 10:47 am

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One thing that people are so afraid of (including me) is to push their values more, because it's harder to correct the mistakes.
If you want to show some deep shadows, push that pencil harder! Contrast enhances the results and you will get a better understanding of how values work!

 

Postby DarkLored123 » Mon Sep 05, 2016 10:32 pm

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nunbul wrote:One thing that people are so afraid of (including me) is to push their values more, because it's harder to correct the mistakes.
If you want to show some deep shadows, push that pencil harder! Contrast enhances the results and you will get a better understanding of how values work!


Thank you for the input! I'll make sure to implement some practice on that matter.

Here's the practice I've done over this week: Imgur Album

 

Postby DarkLored123 » Tue Sep 06, 2016 5:14 am

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@Nunbul I've applied some more dark value to the shading that I do, I hope I got what you meant, don't know if the camera captured the entire image accurately.

Shadow Practice #1:
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Random stuff that I've done after practicing shading:
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Postby DarkLored123 » Thu Dec 01, 2016 2:25 am

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I haven't been active on the forums but since I got back into doing my practice over the digital media I decided that I'd give it another shot, I would like to get critiqued for my practices as it would be very helpful to spot mistakes I made. I am currently trying to figure out how to analyze my drawings better so I could point out my mistakes more accurately.

My line-work is pretty good since I practiced free-handing perspective rather than use a pre-made grid, in return my lines are a little bit better. What I tried to do with this study is manipulate the eye level of the viewer and so far it was pretty successful I got what I wanted from the practice session.

I learned that whatever is above the horizon means that the top part of it wouldn't be seen.

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Postby DarkLored123 » Fri Dec 02, 2016 2:25 am

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I was working on centering the pyramid in perspective and mainly figure out how to draw the cylinders and ellipse in perspective.

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Postby DarkLored123 » Sat Dec 03, 2016 4:55 pm

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I practiced some more perspective and this time took a little bit more time to spot mistakes that I did which I have spotted and pointed out, tell me what you guys think.

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Postby DarkLored123 » Sat Dec 03, 2016 8:26 pm

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Decided I'd practice the rib-cage as how I executed it before in previous demonstrations is pretty bad.

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Postby DarkLored123 » Sun Dec 04, 2016 3:52 am

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I've done some pelvis sketches to determine what shapes I'll use that are most comfortable for my imagination, still a little bit iffy about which ones I am gonna use, trying to figure it out though.

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Postby DarkLored123 » Mon Dec 05, 2016 1:00 am

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I've done some more perspective study, this time tried to fit human figures that have the same height onto the perspective from different distances which so far only one of them I believe got produced wrongfully, others seem to hit the same area at the horizon line.

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Postby DarkLored123 » Mon Dec 05, 2016 3:01 am

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Postby Engell79 » Mon Dec 05, 2016 2:21 pm

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Question wen u draw, do u user only your hand? wich would be my inital thought looking at your sketches

or do u use your arm from shoulder to wrist? the latter wil help you get better lines.

 

Postby DarkLored123 » Mon Dec 05, 2016 3:39 pm

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Engell79 wrote:Question wen u draw, do u user only your hand? wich would be my inital thought looking at your sketches

or do u use your arm from shoulder to wrist? the latter wil help you get better lines.


I use my entire arm depending on the length I want to produce, this isn't a refined sketch so I tend to care less about making my lines more refined.

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