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DRaff210's Sketchbook

PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2016 2:32 am
by DRaff210
I'm trying to motivate myself to draw more often, so I figured having a place where I can post my sketches for people to see might help me do just that. For now, here's some facial expression practice for my beast character - the one from this piece (http://www.sycra.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=29990). I'm trying to think more three-dimensionally when i draw by visualizing basic forms and stuff - turns out it's super challenging for me! (Hence his lack of antlers, ahaha.) Facial expressions themselves are hard, too. Please let me know what you think!

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2016 1:54 pm
by Fantelle
    That's a great way of thinking! Look forward to seeing you progress :)

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2016 3:33 pm
by Fergato
Hey Draff, nice expressions!
I like the character design too, maybe you can try to squeeze and squash his head (emotion depending) in order to give the expression a more appealing look. What am I saying? I'm saying that you squash the head vertically, like if you were pressing it from above to make the head more elliptical, when the expression is like a sad face, or angry, or frustrated kind. And squeeze it horizontally for the proud, or happy kind of expressions.

I hope I could explain it clearly, I'm a bit sleepy, and english is not my mother language. :lol:

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2016 11:35 pm
by DRaff210
Thanks, guys! I appreciate the feedback!

Fergato: I do see what you mean about sculpting the features a bit more to exaggerate the expressions. I did try to incorporate some squash and stretch, but I'll see how far I can push them without breaking the forms.

Anyway, here's some hand studies I did from a Loomis book - my first real foray into hand drawing. I'm pretty satisfied with how they came out despite being a little janky, especially the ones on the right. Doing rigid, irregular 3D forms in perspective is a killer for me, but I found that confining everything to a box helped out a ton.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2016 11:54 pm
by DRaff210
I need to get better at drawing the same character consistently. I did about 24 sketches of the same head (the concept of "mileage" is proving to be extremely helpful to me) and I felt that these three were the most successful. The "further eye" in each of them looks a little derpy to me, as I'm still not confident about drawing eyes in perspective. Tips would be much appreciated!
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And two really quick bonus doodles I guess.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2016 2:42 am
by DRaff210
Here's some "Blook Heads" from Loomis' Fun With A Pencil book. Not the most fun exercise, but definitely helpful in thinking about breaking down heads into simple forms.
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Also, I purchased Aaron Blaise's Anatomy & Character Design courses, which were available in a discounted bundle. I definitely feel like I've been needing more direction in my studies, and I'm a huge fan of his work, so I'm hoping that following his lessons will help me improve faster. Here's some stuff from that.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2016 4:56 am
by jachuu
hey, welcome to the forum!! your art is really lovely and i love how you sketch and work, i wish i had this kind of stamina to draw in my sketchbook. i think i need to work on that :) great job

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2016 11:39 pm
by DRaff210
Thank you, jachuu! I checked out your sketchbook as well and I was really impressed. And haha, funny you should mention stamina - it's something I feel like I definitely need more of!

Anyway, I felt like this past week has been fairly lucrative in terms of drawing; here's some more studies from Aaron Blaise's anatomy course. I feel like the quality of my drawings fluctuates pretty wildly between "hey, that's not too bad" and "wow, you suck." I think it's a mood thing - if I force myself to draw when I'm just not feelin' it, it really shows.

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And here are some random character doodles and stuff.

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he's supposed to be playing a lute, but i can't draw lutes or hands, so,
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2016 3:59 pm
by DRaff210
I was too lazy to post last week, so here's some stuff from the past two weeks.

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random stuff
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more random stuff
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random faces. i hate how they came out but it's a great exercise
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expressions and a bad quicksketch of a character. what are legs
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2016 3:31 pm
by DRaff210
Miscellaneous stuff from the past week.

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And some boy-and-monster doodles:
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2016 3:41 pm
by Peteman22
Nice studies man. I'm particularly interested in the way you've done anatomy constructions for your cartoons, gives me something to think about doing in future.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 1:37 am
by DRaff210
Thanks, man! Funny you should say that since I don't quiiite know what I'm doing anatomy-wise yet, lol. But I'm glad it potentially gave you some ideas.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2016 6:14 pm
by DRaff210
I recently found out about Nsio and his tutorials, and his method of breaking down the torso has helped me out a ton. Here are his references if you're interested: http://nsio.deviantart.com/gallery/45894768/Tutorials

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character sketches. basically copied the girl's outfit from a character design i saw online

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2016 3:20 am
by DRaff210
So, uh. It's been quite a while since I've last posted here. I've been drawing a lot over the past few months, but I guess I just sort of lost motivation to post stuff here. In any case, I'm pretty happy with this sketch of my silly characters I did tonight.

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I'd like to paint it, but I have pretty much no idea how to go about it. Oh, well! More to learn.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2016 10:10 pm
by DRaff210
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Slapped some probably-nonsensical lighting on this real quick.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2016 12:25 am
by Chromab
It looks great, well done in the characters expression and the overall feel

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2016 12:50 am
by Ragamuffin
Aww! :D

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2016 1:06 am
by Unknown001
Love the expresion on them!! 0.0

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2016 1:22 am
by DRaff210
Thanks, guys!

Here's another character of mine, and pretty much my first time painting a face. I didn't feel like rendering it, so the sketch is still visible. Also, if it's not obvious, I have no idea how hair works, ahaha. Or cloth.
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Here's the sketch on its own, which I kind of liked.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2016 9:01 pm
by DRaff210
A few quick figure drawings from today's session.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2016 3:27 am
by Ragamuffin
That character turned out pretty good, i think! If it's your first time painting a face, you did a great job, the colors are lively. I notice that her neck is a bit long.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2016 11:09 pm
by DRaff210
Ragamuffin wrote:That character turned out pretty good, i think! If it's your first time painting a face, you did a great job, the colors are lively. I notice that her neck is a bit long.

Thank you! Yeah, now that you mention it, her neck might be a little on the long side. I usually make necks too short, so I guess I overcompensated, haha.

Here's a slightly longer figure drawing from today.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2016 8:21 pm
by DRaff210
Couple more figure drawings.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2016 11:30 pm
by Chromab
I like your figure drawings but I think you should keep in mind the proportions before shading. Maybe you are using photos with foreshortened limbs, that's difficult to draw in a quick sketch. Maybe I'm just being nit picky :)

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2016 4:25 am
by DRaff210
Chromab wrote:I like your figure drawings but I think you should keep in mind the proportions before shading. Maybe you are using photos with foreshortened limbs, that's difficult to draw in a quick sketch. Maybe I'm just being nit picky :)


Thanks for the feedback, and please do be nitpicky! It'll help me figure out areas to focus on. There was some foreshortening going on there, but I'm also still pretty new to figure drawing and human proportions in general, so I definitely have a lot to work on.

Here's a messy sketch. Music lessons and fabric fold failures.
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