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Postby Artenthusiast » Sun Nov 13, 2016 8:06 pm

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Subject title: Arte's sketchbook

Roughly a year ago I finished university and decided I wanted to go an entire different direction and become an artist instead. To follow my dream and become a visual storyteller, specialised in illustration and storyboarding. Having a special place in my heart for comic books and graphic novels in particular.

Not having drawn for 6 years prior to that moment and knowing little to nothing about both the art business and the people in it, I decided to upload a sketchbook to gain valuable feedback, meet new artists and make friends. Spending most of my time focusing on studies of the human figure.

Now it's been one year and I can truelly say that last year was a wild ride for me. Artistically I learned a lot, got great feedback and also met some amazing and incredible people. Looking back I can say this period was very hectic in a lot of ways and not always easy. Still I am happy I went trough it and learned a lot. Both as an artist and as a person.

That being said, it seems I have not really kept up with posting in my sketchbook and so missed quiet a bit of valuable feedback. Wanting to step up my game again and hold myself more accountable than ever, I decided to start this new sketchbook.

In here I will be posting the assignments I completed on a weekly basis. Expect studies of lifedrawing, figure drawing, portraits and upcoming personal projects.

Would love to hear from you and feedback is always welcome! I hope you'll enjoy.

Recent work up until saturday november 12th:

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Postby lilla » Sun Nov 13, 2016 8:16 pm

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oh hey you made a new sketchbook! coool! :D welcome back :D

 

Postby JeyRam » Mon Nov 14, 2016 5:26 am

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Ou love those loomis studies :D cant wait to see what else you create

 

Postby AlwaysARookie » Mon Nov 14, 2016 9:42 am

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Hi :) I just saw that you started a sketchbook too, welcome (back apperently). Did you use a ruler for the blender?

I'd love to hear more about why you changed your mind. What did you study?
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Postby Artenthusiast » Mon Nov 14, 2016 10:32 am

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lilla wrote:oh hey you made a new sketchbook! coool! :D welcome back :D


Thank you ^_^ ... yeaaaa it was about time :-P


JeyRam wrote:Ou love those loomis studies :D cant wait to see what else you create


Thank you :D

AlwaysARookie wrote:Hi :) I just saw that you started a sketchbook too, welcome (back apperently). Did you use a ruler for the blender?

I'd love to hear more about why you changed your mind. What did you study?


Thank you :-). I did not use a ruler, all was done freehand.

I studied geography and got educated as a teacher. During my study I noticed I had less interest for actually teaching and much more interest for graphic storytelling (potentially to use for educational purposes as well). I guess the biggest reason for me to study geography in the first place, was because of my high school teacher who was an amazing storyteller as I recall it. So I got to imagine all kinds of elaborate ideas thanks to those stories and simply wanted to know more about the planet that could inspire me. At that time I didnt really know there was a chance you could learn art and that becoming an artist was only for a lucky few.
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Postby geryes » Mon Nov 14, 2016 3:44 pm

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Very nice sketchbook! You have a great sense of form and your linework is really solid. Can't wait to see more from you. also, Welcome to the forum!:)
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Postby AlwaysARookie » Mon Nov 14, 2016 7:14 pm

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Artenthusiast wrote:I studied geography and got educated as a teacher. During my study I noticed I had less interest for actually teaching and much more interest for graphic storytelling (potentially to use for educational purposes as well). I guess the biggest reason for me to study geography in the first place, was because of my high school teacher who was an amazing storyteller as I recall it. So I got to imagine all kinds of elaborate ideas thanks to those stories and simply wanted to know more about the planet that could inspire me. At that time I didnt really know there was a chance you could learn art and that becoming an artist was only for a lucky few.


I like that you found what you want to do and have the courage to go with it. Thanks for the explanation, I do like to hear the storys of why people choose to do what they do. All the best on your endeavors :)
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Postby Artenthusiast » Tue Nov 15, 2016 12:21 am

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geryes wrote:Very nice sketchbook! You have a great sense of form and your linework is really solid. Can't wait to see more from you. also, Welcome to the forum!:)


Thank you :D

AlwaysARookie wrote:I like that you found what you want to do and have the courage to go with it. Thanks for the explanation, I do like to hear the storys of why people choose to do what they do. All the best on your endeavors :)


Thanks ^^
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Postby Sleepyly » Tue Nov 15, 2016 12:37 am

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Its nice that you are following your dreams even after college! You have nice skills :3
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Postby Artenthusiast » Tue Nov 15, 2016 1:58 pm

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Sleepyly wrote:Its nice that you are following your dreams even after college! You have nice skills :3


Thank you very much :X .. trying real hard to improve myself as much as I can!

Here a tiny 'inbetween' update drawing. During my worktravel I had the opportunity to get a few pen sketches of real life people done. Didn't have too much time for each, but still satisfied. It reminded me that drawing outside is truelly the best ^^
The way people look, the way people behave etc. Like I think Will Terrell once said it: you cant make that stuff up xD..

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My sketchbook: http://www.sycra.net/forum/viewtopic.ph ... 80#p196780

 

Postby NesoKaiyoH » Wed Nov 16, 2016 10:16 pm

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Awesome drawings Arte, you've improved in leaps and bounds xD
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Postby Artenthusiast » Thu Nov 17, 2016 11:13 am

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NesoKaiyoH wrote:Awesome drawings Arte, you've improved in leaps and bounds xD


Aww.. thank you neso :X I'm trying xD
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Postby Valkhira » Thu Nov 17, 2016 12:36 pm

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Your studies have helped you a ton, from what I'm seeing! Those faces are very realistic and the objects too. The faces from real life are so interesting btw, it does look like something one would find difficult to do from imagination. Keep up this awesome work ^^
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Postby Artenthusiast » Thu Nov 17, 2016 8:09 pm

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Valkhira wrote:Your studies have helped you a ton, from what I'm seeing! Those faces are very realistic and the objects too. The faces from real life are so interesting btw, it does look like something one would find difficult to do from imagination. Keep up this awesome work ^^


Thanks ;o..

Another 'inbetween' update outside my weekly assignment post. Went to the trainstation for a small hour today.. Drew some pensketches! It's sort of a challenge drawing people in pen outside as they move so quickly, but I feel its a useful thing! I am not too happy with them, especially the left arm of the guy checking his phone, but ow well you live and you learn! Hope you like it somewhat :O

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Postby Artenthusiast » Sun Nov 20, 2016 12:32 am

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Time for my weekly update!

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Postby Ragamuffin » Mon Nov 21, 2016 11:27 pm

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I think your studies are looking very good, particularly the statues :)

 

Postby Artenthusiast » Tue Nov 22, 2016 9:15 pm

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Ragamuffin wrote:I think your studies are looking very good, particularly the statues :)


Thank you very much :X
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Postby Chromab » Tue Nov 22, 2016 11:10 pm

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I like that your blocky figures have a dynamic to them, they don't look stiff
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Postby Artenthusiast » Mon Nov 28, 2016 12:34 am

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Chromab wrote:I like that your blocky figures have a dynamic to them, they don't look stiff


Thanks :P

Time for my weekly update!

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Postby wartynewt » Mon Nov 28, 2016 12:59 am

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awesome head studies!

 

Postby Artenthusiast » Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:24 am

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wartynewt wrote:awesome head studies!


Thank you ^^
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Postby Engell79 » Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:39 am

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Nice work on your latest post.... and rather impressive, equal proportions on both sides of the head!

 

Postby Fantelle » Wed Nov 30, 2016 5:50 pm

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    Those studies are fantastic, wow!

 

Postby geryes » Wed Nov 30, 2016 6:44 pm

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I really like your figures and the construction lines you have. Do you have a I recommendation on where to learn how to make construction lines like that?

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Postby Artenthusiast » Wed Nov 30, 2016 6:48 pm

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geryes wrote:I really like your figures and the construction lines you have. Do you have a I recommendation on where to learn how to make construction lines like that?

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Those in particular were studies I did based on the same poses from Proko :-) I wanted to find out what construction he used in his figures. You can find it on his figure drawing course on youtube :-D.. He drew these same poses!

Fantelle wrote:
    Those studies are fantastic, wow!


Thank you very much ^^ I really appreciate that coming from you ;o

Engell79 wrote:Nice work on your latest post.... and rather impressive, equal proportions on both sides of the head!


Thanks mate! :D
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