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Postby Azy » Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:16 pm

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Subject title: Azy's Capricious Compendium

Poses from imagination. Trying digital again.
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Postby Azy » Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:05 pm

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@DRaff, Thanks! The improvement in my gestures really reminds me that if I can apply the same kind of determination in drawing other things, eventually I'll get better. Honestly about making original work, I think I've completely fallen into the study trap of always studying and never creating. I have absolutely no idea how to go about it. Whenever I draw from imagination of things I've been studying and trying to put it all together, it just comes off as obviously wrong to me and makes me feel like I don't know how to draw anything and that my studies have been useless. It's kind of embarrassing and makes me feel like a fraud when compared to others here. I could try using reference mixed with original ideas I guess, but it is so immensely hard to just change the studying habit I've fallen into. There is just so much to learn and I feel unprepared to ever do anything on my own, I know it's irrational and it sucks, but I just need to jump into it. Despite this I still have no intentions of giving up. If you have any specific advice on this issue I'd love to hear it. Thanks for taking an interest here even though I really don't have any work to show for myself.

@Telepurte, Hey, thanks for visiting my sketchbook! I'd like to do more environment drawings, but I'm a bit of a hermit and I live on college campus at the moment so everything around is quite boring and drab to be honest haha.

Trying my hand at a portrait to apply some of the stuff I've been studying, pretty daunting to work on. Some Michelangelo figure master studies that were assignments. And making it a point to animate regularly, it feels so weird and also extremely refreshing to be a beginner at something again, I have no idea how to properly animate :lol: . I recently discovered Krenz Cushart's figure drawings and studies, and wow, I think it reignited something inside of me, I need to study those.

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Postby Azy » Mon Feb 26, 2018 4:49 am

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Postby fi_le » Mon Feb 26, 2018 4:12 pm

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Hi Azy! I'm looking through for the first time today and boy do I love the technical stuff. Be it animation, form or - most noticably - anatomy, you seem to have a especially nice hand for that. With just a bit of practice, you'll be really able to implement it into your more creative work, I think. Good luck!
...you see, it's supposed to be fi_le like the file from the computer... the one where you put the data things in.

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Postby Inkey » Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:22 am

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Yo! Those are some sick animations and studies you've been doing. I totally get the feeling of always studying but never using it for anything creative outside of the intended practice. Maybe it's helpful to think about ways to combine the two.

For example: Reference a pose but create a character out of that pose. Maybe try drawing the same pose but from different angles.
I personally like to do imaginative work immediately after a by the book practice, to see how far can I break the rules, play with what I've learned and get my creative juice pumping.

Keep up the amazing work!
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Postby Telepurte » Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:02 am

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Ouh, I see anims :^)

For squash and stretch, try to visualize the ball has smaller balls in it and keep the amount of balls consistent when you squish the large ball in a falling movement or contact movement. This should help you avoid squishing the ball in only one axis and it should help you stretch it where the balls inside the bigger ball are just relocating to away from where the forces are applied.
I'm a big fan of how you write down what you need to improve in the exercise so I thought I'd give a tip for keeping consistent size

As for the brick, you need more easing. The longer something takes to accelerate, the heavier it seems.
That brick looks about as heavy as my words when I say I'm going to do something. Not a lot of weight at all.

Keep in mind that easing can effectively be defined as the gradual increase or decrease of spacing between frames



Keep up the good work, and I would love to see more anims!
Hey, before you keep browsin', check my art out if you haven't already!
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Postby DRaff210 » Sun Mar 18, 2018 6:15 am

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Azy wrote:@DRaff, Thanks! The improvement in my gestures really reminds me that if I can apply the same kind of determination in drawing other things, eventually I'll get better. Honestly about making original work, I think I've completely fallen into the study trap of always studying and never creating. I have absolutely no idea how to go about it. Whenever I draw from imagination of things I've been studying and trying to put it all together, it just comes off as obviously wrong to me and makes me feel like I don't know how to draw anything and that my studies have been useless. It's kind of embarrassing and makes me feel like a fraud when compared to others here. I could try using reference mixed with original ideas I guess, but it is so immensely hard to just change the studying habit I've fallen into. There is just so much to learn and I feel unprepared to ever do anything on my own, I know it's irrational and it sucks, but I just need to jump into it. Despite this I still have no intentions of giving up. If you have any specific advice on this issue I'd love to hear it. Thanks for taking an interest here even though I really don't have any work to show for myself.


I know exactly how you feel; it's something I find myself falling into constantly. Lately, I've been finding that just *making* whatever you want to make, and applying studies and references along the way, does wonders for getting original work done. It's obviously easier said than done, but getting over that initial hump is always the hardest part.

Keep up the awesome work, man. :D

 

Postby Azy » Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:51 pm

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@fi_le, I really appreciate you stopping by, practice and implementation is the plan, hope it works!
@Inkey, Thanks for looking at my stuff and taking the time to comment, means a lot. I'll try to give what you suggested a shot, although I don't feel confident, I need to step outside my comfort zone of studying. I've been taking baby steps.
@Tele, Thank you so much for the animation critique and advice. I still have an undeveloped eye when it comes to spotting issues in my animations as I'm so new to it, I knew the brick was very off and you were able to highlight exactly why. I definitely want to give the brick a few more tries trying to implement your advice.
@DRaff, Thanks for responding, glad I'm not alone in my feelings. Honestly your simple answer is completely right, it's something I think I know but just subconsciously push it away all the time. Starting is definitely the hardest part for me in anything I do really. I've been toying with the idea of just stopping studying completely and just making whatever I want for at least a week or so.

Narrowing down what I'm focusing on. Dumping pretty much everything I've done since last post, there will be a few parts.

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Postby Azy » Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:57 pm

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Postby Azy » Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:06 pm

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Postby Azy » Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:22 pm

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4. Final, until next time.
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Postby Azy » Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:58 am

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Long time no see.
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Postby Azy » Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:52 am

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Wow, looking all the way back through the beginning of my sketchbook here makes realize how far I've come, and how far I still have to go!

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Postby Azy » Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:25 am

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Postby Azy » Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:42 am

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Lazy stuff.
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Postby Azy » Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:20 am

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Something.
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Postby HankArt » Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:02 am

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Wow, that was a long four months. You've gotten a lot more confident with faces and heads, it really shows. That caricature stuff is great! I don't have much else to add except keep posting!

 

Postby Azy » Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:20 pm

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@HankArt, Thank you for stopping by. I'm glad to know I'm making some progress! I'm not promising any constant updates as it has only caused me stress in the past, but I definitely don't want it to be another 4 months haha.

Little current feelings write up.
Alright, here we go. Gonna write a bit here to myself as I feel it helps me get out of my own head. So this has generally been the worst year of my entire life (dramatic I know). Not necessarily in terms of life events and situations (partly), but mostly due to the fact I've barely felt like a person for some time now, just very hollow. Guess I'm just at that age. On the contrary, I feel like I've actually seen the most improvement this year in art than any other time somehow. It's like I don't draw for 2 months then I come back and somehow I've greatly improved, like what. It makes no sense to me. Maybe my attempts to be less intense about improving and worrying about time have actually helped. I find it funny and also pathetic that I call myself an aspiring animator when I have barely even done any animation. I'm trying to not be too hard on myself, generally it seems to be helping a bit. I guess it just sucks that I don't have any art friends.

Just a bit of a thought, I've found that I don't really have a ton of interest in doing anything very polished in terms of finished artwork (I actually forgot that the reason many years ago for me learning to draw was to actually animate in a 2D form). I've found that I have always really liked stuff that has come a lot more intuitively, also sketches I find fascinating to look at, not that I don't like highly rendered finished stuff as well. Feel like I'm starting to let go of the feeling of NEEDING to create something for an arbitrary reason and starting to get back to my original reason for wanting to draw.
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Postby HankArt » Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:52 am

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I'm sorry Azy, I didn't mean to guilt you about not posting. By "a long four months," I only meant that I could see a lot of improvement before and after the gap.

I understand about feeling like an imposter, and I've burned out on art before from pushing myself too hard. I've always thought of myself as an artist, but I haven't seriously drawn much in the past ten years or so. Now that I'm seriously trying to get back in the habit, I've found that being easy on myself and not setting unrealistic goals, like you said, is really helpful. If sketching and intuitive art-making is what speaks to you right now, then so be it. It'll keep your hand moving till you find that you do want to make more finished work, or work on animation, again.

 

Postby Azy » Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:26 am

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@HankArt, Oh it's no problem I got ya.

Thought I might as well put something up since it has been a while. Been drawing just about everyday lately so that has been nice. Trying to get back into a bit more studying but still keeping the fun stuff with it, which is a new thing for me so we'll see how it works out. I really need to start tackling my weaknesses as I feel I've always drawn for the most part within my comfort zone. Namely I would like to just start figure drawing and what not rather than fooling myself into skirting around it for the millionth time like a big dumb. (Someone hold me to that). Want to get back into animation hopefully soon, but I'm trying not to take on too much at once like I always do and end up burning out after 2 weeks.
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Postby Azy » Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:55 pm

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What I've been doing. Fairly scattered out of order. Tried out some of that automatic drawing.
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Postby Azy » Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:54 pm

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Postby Azy » Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:06 pm

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What I've been up to! (Also first post on the forum for march hehehe)
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Postby Azy » Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:28 pm

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