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Title: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on May 25, 2010, 07:51:29 AM
Just felt like showcasing my more stable works.

Photoshop painting. Only used a brush. No filling or filters...

(http://i.imgur.com/IMsvbWjl.png)


Photoshop Blending experiment. Voila!

(http://i.imgur.com/bn0hqSAl.jpg)


3d model with softimage. Used a reference image and toon rendering+shading. (Why do they pronounce it softimaahj?

(http://i.imgur.com/XWQpNNZl.jpg)

Flame of thought. Modelled with anim8or...

(http://i.imgur.com/nIqPBCtl.jpg)

And finally an old pic i found somewhere somehow in some backup folder somewhere...

(http://i.imgur.com/OWNGtlAl.jpg)

Bacardi, anyone?


Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: [aero] on May 25, 2010, 09:52:05 AM
Well your better at keeling then I am >_<

and the pronounciation of softimage is probably artistic >_>
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: legomaestro on May 26, 2010, 05:36:31 AM
* wonders 'keeling?' *

Thankee sir.

It makes them sound ridiculous when they pronounce it lyk that tho...
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: [aero] on May 26, 2010, 03:20:50 PM
Ment modeling, my phone has an annoying autocorrect

and yah... Sounds weird
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: Coryn on May 26, 2010, 05:54:50 PM
interesting. like the gun
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: legomaestro on May 27, 2010, 10:31:32 AM
@ aero: phew! i thought i didn't know a term in 3d... ha ha

and thanks coryn
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: legomaestro on June 01, 2010, 05:48:12 AM
My friend and I are starting a 3d album based on aliens invading earth. They land on Antarctica as they cannot survive in high temperatures.

PS+Softimage


(http://i.imgur.com/B8vkYmAl.jpg)

Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: [aero] on June 01, 2010, 02:18:22 PM
Pretty cool stuff, I dunno how to do most of that >_<
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: legomaestro on June 01, 2010, 02:24:50 PM
Liar! You've got all those meshes and vectors, i actually look up to you're drawings... :)

How serious are you in Illustrator by the way, just for fun, Halfway-serious or Serious?
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: [aero] on June 01, 2010, 04:32:27 PM
Mostly for fun, I've made money off it though >_>

I taught myself for fun though
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: legomaestro on June 02, 2010, 12:42:00 AM
Money? Really? Awesom!!!

Howmuch? Wink, wink, nudge, nudge?
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: [aero] on June 02, 2010, 01:04:30 PM
I did a few simple t-shirt designs for a local company (sport team logos etc) which paid like 3 dollars a pic. Then I did a few designs for grassroots skateboards, two are in my vector art thread, the bamboo one and the audio levels one, and those made me quite a bit more per pic (15)


Overall not paid very much, but more then I made at my old job making pizzas (damn you minimum wage jobs!)
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: legomaestro on June 02, 2010, 01:15:21 PM
Hey, you're lucky to even be talking about making money with designs. Here they're tight-fisted. (Or maybe our art was that terrible?)

I wonder if you could show me the t-shirt designs... In you're own time?

btw have you tried www.photoshoptalent.com ? (it has another name now but this link works and redirects accordingly) whether casual or serious, this is a nice art community to hang out. Just saying.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: [aero] on June 02, 2010, 01:35:15 PM
Ah cool, i probably check that place out later

and I can upload a few of the t-shirt things once I'm on my laptop
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: legomaestro on June 03, 2010, 09:51:08 AM
My first contest entry at Pxleyes (I remember the name now)

A diety turtle.

(http://i.imgur.com/6o2y35rl.jpg)
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: [aero] on June 03, 2010, 10:04:22 AM
reminds me of a jade turtle, pretty cool

dunno what pxleyes is though
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: legomaestro on August 12, 2010, 09:55:52 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/oakiYHFl.jpg)

a (failed) sketch from some model magazine.

 (My friend keeps on giving them to me. Says that's the best way to learn. Draw models... Tis tedious... But I aint complaining much, though... >.> <.< )


(http://i.imgur.com/aaW9FFcl.jpg)

Done by 'keeling' the process of making a simple model then painting over it. DO NOT BUY THIS DRINK!
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: Coryn on August 12, 2010, 01:22:45 PM
haha. brainfreeze. brought to you by the fine makers of doodle paint
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: legomaestro on August 12, 2010, 01:43:59 PM
Haha ^^
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: legomaestro on November 03, 2010, 02:53:31 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/7M8twSzl.jpg)

I'm almost beginning an experminetal digital comic, so here's an experiment i made before i even start on it. I painted over a photograph so... yeah... don't be impressed (if you were)

I'm trying to make minimalistic backgrounds and characters, and am aiming at toons in particular. Mostly i'm studying Genndy Tartakovsky's works (Samurai Jack, Dexter's Lab, Symbionic Titans)
... Looks like a project looms. Hopefully all will go well.

(Oh, this is a  of my brother. He'll kill me if he knew i did this but i'll take the risk.)
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: Tostificer on November 03, 2010, 03:12:41 PM
Awesome Lego, I love it! Can't wait to see your webcomic!

Actually was thinking of doing something similar, but only when I get the time.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: legomaestro on November 03, 2010, 03:30:42 PM
Thanks!

I'm not sure of 'webcomic'. It's purely just a test, and i'm not making any webpages or copyrighting or what-have-you until i'm done with the experiment stage.

You should try it out, though. Go go Kuri is still an option, i mean, Yuuki has her own little strip, you should try it out as soon as you can.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: Tostificer on November 03, 2010, 03:33:28 PM
Yeah, I got my inspiration from Yuuki indeed. Just when I have the time, draw a comic. Seems about right, right? Lol.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: matsurinoaoi on November 04, 2010, 10:48:56 PM
Long live new ideas llD
Nice job, Lego! The shading around the jacket is a nice touch, I think.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: legomaestro on November 05, 2010, 09:18:08 AM
Thanks matsu
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: legomaestro on November 06, 2010, 06:52:34 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/bVteD79l.jpg)

This evolved from Paint to Sai to Photoshop.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: legomaestro on November 06, 2010, 07:00:17 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/rRQtSMtl.jpg)

Further experminents with non-outline art. I know Illustrator is the best for the job, but it's too time consuming for my tastes. This is the comic i'm hoping to make.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: Fabiafidus on November 06, 2010, 10:34:44 PM
Lego. that funky lion think, its epic. You inspired me to do some lightshow backgrounds for my drawings. :3
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: matsurinoaoi on November 06, 2010, 11:30:26 PM
Yay, possessed people! Sounds like a good concept to me XD
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: Fnnenn Enninn on November 07, 2010, 01:08:36 AM
Pretty good work, I totally see some great improvement.


24 O.o.........
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: legomaestro on November 07, 2010, 08:06:55 AM
Wow really fabia? Thanks! And that's great to hear. I'm very much looking forward to them. I know you'll blast this lion pic to smithereens :)

@ Matsu thanks! I wasn't really sure so it's always nice to hear outside input.

@ Sumi thanks, and yeah... 24... Nothing compared to Legion, (from the Bible) though (1000 + demons)
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: legomaestro on November 08, 2010, 11:21:56 AM
Continuing experiments with non-outline, minimalist art.

(http://i.imgur.com/qpzWers.jpg)

Girl in a forest amongst fallen leaves. I used blue in general to try something alien but in the end i find the pic unsatisfactory, i learnt some things though so i'm not completely disappointed.



(http://i.imgur.com/obVtX3t.jpg)

Jud floating waaay in the sky. Hint: It's NOT earth XD.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: [aero] on November 08, 2010, 11:23:44 PM
very awesome lego, im liking where your taking your digital art =P
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: legomaestro on November 09, 2010, 09:08:38 AM
Wow really? Thanks! That's a relief to hear, as i was on the verge of quitting. I've also got a techincal query to ask ya.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: [aero] on November 09, 2010, 10:40:50 AM
sure ask away =P
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: legomaestro on November 09, 2010, 01:55:56 PM
This is the art i'm hoping to achieve. Minimalist, and outline free:

(http://i.imgur.com/vGwAmTd.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/n8WtUhi.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/uRAwYb6.png)


I'm sure you'll recognize at least one =p.

Now i've been trying to find a perfect way to make such smooth lines (especially like the woman in the white dress) within acceptable times. Is illustrator fast enough to do this? If so, how?

I'm trying to make a comic so speed is everything, since i'd love it if i could use illustrator do you have any suggestions on how to work fast to make such pics? As in, Graphic or Mouse, Brush or Pen?

Or just suggest a software...

uh... the question is really disjointed so just throw anything that comes to mind to help me out with this. Basically i need to know:

1 - Speedy Techniques
2 - Recommended Software
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: [aero] on November 09, 2010, 07:56:32 PM
illustrator or flash would be optimal for this kind of effect, and a mouse of tablet would be about equal in this aspect. for illustrator i would say go mouse n do something similar to what i was doing for the comic covers a little while back, if flash then use a tablet n have at it

theres a few videos i can find i think, though it may take a bit to find em again
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: Monsterful on November 09, 2010, 09:10:30 PM
vector art yes... Illustrator would be the choice but for speed you would need to know when to use the pen, pathfinders, brushes, blob brushes, custom lines, the hand tools... and goes on.

after you get used to illustrator you should be able to work at high speeds, its recommended to sketch on paper or another sketching program before, illus really sucks for sketching.

Another HUGE advantage of Illustrator is the creation of one object and then being able to just modify it freely to create another with little to no work, take the guys holding Tiana in the last pic (Heck yeah that movie was awesome xD) you can see that they're all the same, you create one and then rotate it, then add two in the back, shrink them a bit and change their skin color with just a click. Gotta love Illustrator :P

Hope that helps Lego.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: legomaestro on November 10, 2010, 05:24:58 AM
Ah THANKS A LOT, this helps a hundred. I'll be sure to practice to get to a good speed at making stuff with Illustrator, and I'll try out flash again.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: legomaestro on November 20, 2010, 06:02:03 PM
During my haitus, i was trying to find a way to train myself and also open new ways of thinking and creativity. So i venture into yet another art form...

Speed painting!  :D

Now laugh at my works! Here! 8)

(http://i.imgur.com/N4At09N.jpg)

Skytrain. Speedpainted over a reference of my friend in some run-down Malawian trainyard. 15 minutes.


(http://i.imgur.com/LFwIJrS.jpg)

Gangster with a shotgun speed paint. Done referenced from Pineapple Express. 10 minutes.


(http://i.imgur.com/h4Evi3M.jpg)

Speedpaint from reference of a soldier. Didn't turn out too well but i learnt something. 10 minutes.


(http://i.imgur.com/S3oMfdj.jpg)

No reference speedpaint of yellow sci-fi ships named Indyz. I gave up on it but i hope to add more detail and stuff. 10 minutes.



(http://i.imgur.com/rwaaVeA.jpg)

Blue rush! 20 minute speed paint. I took a picture of an utterly boring landrover and made it more alive... hopefully...



(http://i.imgur.com/B4pkFfP.jpg)


A jungle scene and a Canoe. 10 minutes. This is from the world of Jud Posessed. Jud was supposed to be in the canoe but my alarm clock rang...

>.>
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: legomaestro on November 20, 2010, 06:06:22 PM
And other works...

(http://i.imgur.com/A6A4FUV.jpg)

Jud meeting a horse god. Yes, SJ gave me the idea. This is a speedpaint except i took like 25 minutes. I'm really slow...


(http://i.imgur.com/QAaI6tS.jpg)

An abstract ID i crafted...
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: Tostificer on November 20, 2010, 06:09:20 PM
Laugh at them? Dude, this stuff is awesome. At least someone spent his time well... In the contrary to others >.>
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: legomaestro on November 20, 2010, 06:16:09 PM
Thankee!!

...Those 'other's' really have it in them except they hold off to let me feel better about my works ;).

Oh yeah, toasty, how about we visit that previous arrangement? You sketch and i paint? I'd like... three sketches, if you can manage. Sketches for ANYTHING, mind you. (okay, manga preferably but NOT BPH)
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: Tostificer on November 20, 2010, 06:19:06 PM
Wait, what arrangement? You mean Black Pine H? No, you just said you didn't mean that. So I draw anything and you do your digital shizzle with it? Ok, fine! Let's! I'll start as I get home tomorrow, had to pick up drawing anyway!
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: legomaestro on November 20, 2010, 06:26:32 PM
That's a plan
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: matsurinoaoi on November 20, 2010, 07:22:16 PM
It looks like Jud gets to go to a lot of cool places XD
Nice job! I especially like the one of the car. Though I could just be partial to pretty white lights *-*
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: [aero] on November 21, 2010, 01:47:22 AM
wow great stuff lego!
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: legomaestro on November 21, 2010, 11:23:38 AM
indeed matsu  :D

I'd say the white lights don't hurt the picture. Thanks for liking it :)


@ aero thanks a lot
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: legomaestro on November 27, 2010, 07:46:29 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/x9oVyvI.png)

>....<     really need to vector more often...
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: Fabiafidus on November 27, 2010, 08:44:34 PM
hmm you are evolving in some nice way. seems you are bound to colors very much ^^ i like it.

I mainly do lines and stuff. and rarely colouring.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: legomaestro on November 27, 2010, 10:55:53 PM
thanks.

Yeah i really want to be free of lines and i've been interesting in coloring and such. My final goal is to make an animation but before that: Digital Comic
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: legomaestro on March 31, 2011, 04:38:03 PM
And i found a camera, so i can finally post!

First art in a long time! Happy new year for this folder...

All work here has been done completely with a pen, without guidlines and whatnot...

Been watching a lot of smallville. Made quick art from memory.


(http://i.imgur.com/olrvFDf.jpg)
Clark In The Rain

(http://i.imgur.com/WiJEopM.jpg)
Clark

(http://i.imgur.com/RSoNIBo.jpg)
Hall of Sin

(http://i.imgur.com/Da0KhqO.jpg)
Factory

(http://i.imgur.com/jTt4SMS.jpg)
Eval The Holy Hunter. I'm currently writing a script for a one-shot i hope to draw. Hope, mind you, i'm not really sure if it'll work out...
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: legomaestro on March 31, 2011, 04:40:14 PM
More bic art...

Felt like practicing in the ecchi-female department so i drew from reference images. Nothing more...


(http://i.imgur.com/YdP0Ibr.jpg)
Denise

(http://i.imgur.com/oecwykG.jpg)
Christina

(http://i.imgur.com/iL4d6MH.jpg)
Amy


More ink works coming, and when i get to my tablet again i hope to make things more interesting
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: legomaestro on October 03, 2011, 01:30:16 PM
Very colourful, i know, so shield your eyes!

(http://i.imgur.com/7Ws6DeK.png)

I wish i executed it better though
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: Coryn on October 03, 2011, 01:38:43 PM
definitely interesting. and very colorful indeed
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: legomaestro on October 03, 2011, 02:06:27 PM
hehe ^^
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: legomaestro on October 31, 2011, 03:43:29 PM
Testing out GIMP to make the painting look like a certain traditional medium. I won't mention it. I hope you can guess right. No harm if you phail.

(http://i.imgur.com/eMaJqD8.jpg)
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: jp89 on October 31, 2011, 05:20:09 PM
Markers?

Either that or some sort of paint. I'm not a painter though so I wouldn't know. ;-)

It's obviously a medium that allows you to get a very dark black.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: legomaestro on October 31, 2011, 05:29:28 PM
Aaaaand... no. But  i don't mind that result at all.

I'll just ask you straight out because you sort of put me on the path. Erm... how do you do digital water colors. I'm using GIMP.

T-T I know, it doesn't look like water color in the least. Please tell me what you use!
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: jp89 on October 31, 2011, 07:58:36 PM
I used Corel Painter 11 to do the watercolor painting of the lighthouse. It's a rather expensive program though, so I only have access to it at college.

I'm not an expert when it comes to watercolors (nor GIMP), but I'd recommend you use brush with low opacity, and use lighter colors. Nothing too dark or saturated. You can also use the smudge tool (or whatever it is in GIMP) to soften and blur areas.

If you're going for a style similar to the picture I did, you can even intentionally miss some of the brush strokes (not always staying within the lines) to add some "character". ;-)

You might want to check out some of Tony Couch's watercolors. My lighthouse painting was inspired by a video of his I saw in my art class.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: legomaestro on November 01, 2012, 02:29:16 AM
Gah i feel bad that i didn't reply to this, but i can always check up on that advice now thanks.

(http://i.imgur.com/E55R59l.png)

Oliver Queen from the TV Series Arrow
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: jp89 on November 01, 2012, 03:00:17 AM
Good job with the values in that picture. The lights and darks are working pretty in describing the form of his face.

If you feel like taking images like this a step further, you can decrease the brush size even smaller, and work in some finer lines. (The hair and beard could use a little more detail.) Of course if these are just quick value/proportion studies then you don't need to bother. ;-)
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: legomaestro on November 01, 2012, 03:29:47 AM
No! I want to be able to refine them. So i just so smaller brushes, right? Thanks!
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: P4 on November 09, 2012, 10:13:03 PM
user retired
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: legomaestro on November 10, 2012, 01:14:00 AM
Yessss! Start a revolution! Call me MAESTRO!

hehe, thanks for the tips. I'll be more careful next time. I'll work on detailing my drawings after roughing them out.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: Coach Fro on November 10, 2012, 09:31:43 AM
I didn't know you had another art topic lego.

You Definitely got some interesting art here. Very nice use of color and inking! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :clapping:
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: legomaestro on November 10, 2012, 09:37:25 AM
Haha yeah i used to post topics for any new art i made. I think there's a vector art topic i made too. Thanks Frono!
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: legomaestro on February 21, 2013, 11:44:15 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/D3Z2UZU.jpg)

Okay i totally lied.

I'm still drawing.

I'm a spaz: it comes with the territory. >...<
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: Coryn on February 21, 2013, 12:49:22 PM
damn lego.

you've gotten a lot better with this style methinks
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: legomaestro on February 21, 2013, 03:00:28 PM
thanks man. I was wondering... could you tell who i was trying to draw?
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: Coryn on February 21, 2013, 03:43:44 PM
Neo and Agent Smith?
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: legomaestro on February 21, 2013, 11:35:38 PM
(http://moonloh.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/success_baby.jpeg)
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: h_musick on February 22, 2013, 12:01:33 AM
woah lego... you got like...crazy good going on.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: legomaestro on February 22, 2013, 02:44:31 AM
Thankee musick. Thank you very much
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: legomaestro on February 23, 2013, 06:43:12 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/D1lzuBZ.png)

Some moar painting pracitce. Getting values down is haaard.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: legomaestro on March 12, 2013, 11:46:50 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/EjZg38F.png)

Hansel sketch from the upcoming hansel and Gretel movie. don't look like him at all though. won't finish it.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: Coryn on March 12, 2013, 03:32:47 PM
I actually recognized the actor before you mentioned who it was. I think you're selling yourself short.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: legomaestro on March 12, 2013, 04:13:17 PM
Guh really? I guess i'm trying to push myself by self-deprecation.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: Tostificer on March 24, 2013, 06:13:05 AM
Holy crap they look good though! So realistic even with the sketchy style of drawing.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: legomaestro on March 24, 2013, 07:31:51 AM
Thanks man! and haha, interesting avatar
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: h_musick on March 24, 2013, 11:59:06 AM
Nice use of value..... *elbows lego over and over* Did you hear me? I learned that in school.  :D  *gets stuff trown at her*
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: legomaestro on March 24, 2013, 02:23:07 PM
*kicks whoever's throwing things at her

haha. That was actually a nice joke. thanks.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: legomaestro on May 08, 2013, 05:51:12 AM
Pen sketchies

(http://i.imgur.com/ObawvQg.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/bc6qWeo.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/dVPsGnd.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/L2laDPg.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/kC0Vh6M.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/bzKzLP8.jpg)
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: suupertramp on May 11, 2013, 09:30:11 AM
nice!!!!!
DO YOU FEEL THE POWER OF THE PEN?????????
i loved the first pic the blue one.
how does drawing lightly feel when using a pen? do you feel you are able to press light enough to draw guidelines, or is it harder to do than with a pencil?
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: legomaestro on October 11, 2013, 01:20:06 AM
It's a bit harder than a pencil because the very guidelines themselves can become real lines haha. I wish I had more pointers on how to do them. Thanks. I sort of didn't see this comment at the time
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: Hasith on October 11, 2013, 05:24:54 AM
Did you draw the image in first post ??? Now that's really good stuff !
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: legomaestro on October 11, 2013, 07:14:55 AM
Yes I did :) thanks hasith!
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: IronQuill on October 12, 2013, 03:52:52 AM
its good to see your progression from the first post, i like the value stuff, your sketching still needs some work, but you seem dedicated considering your first post was in 2010, not to sound patronizing but keep it up, persistence and patients they say...oh and that blue pen sketch of the girl, there is something i like about that, nice!
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: legomaestro on October 12, 2013, 07:20:23 PM
Haha, people like that sketch more than some of the ones i worked more on. I knew it, sketchy art is just the kind of thing that suits me. Really liking that result
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: legomaestro on November 16, 2013, 08:15:29 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/kapNo9l.jpg)


and an ecchiworld drawing http://www.ecchiworld.com/forums/index.php/topic,1788.0.html
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: legomaestro on February 02, 2014, 03:26:47 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/oclxIft.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/n3S8JUV.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/Abakkqm.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/AqiSVRa.jpg)
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: legomaestro on February 16, 2014, 11:28:37 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/gQsCxU3.jpg)
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: KagePen on February 16, 2014, 12:35:08 PM
Spoiler
(http://i1310.photobucket.com/albums/s648/KagePen/200_s_zps5dd9d8c4.gif) (http://s1310.photobucket.com/user/KagePen/media/200_s_zps5dd9d8c4.gif.html)
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: legomaestro on February 16, 2014, 12:37:03 PM
Indeed
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: legomaestro on May 07, 2014, 05:45:42 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/1LgThGR.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/aEIp9Yk.jpg)
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: everlastin01 on May 07, 2014, 08:08:40 AM
Wow....I am now jelly
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: legomaestro on May 07, 2014, 09:34:19 AM
Haha don't be jealous. All referenced of course and I'm nowhere near the masters
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: everlastin01 on May 07, 2014, 11:47:31 AM
We need to become masters!  8)
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: legomaestro on May 07, 2014, 03:44:46 PM
Sure thing, sounds like a plan
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: NO1SY on May 07, 2014, 04:02:46 PM
The Improvement to your artwork is remarkable :D
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: legomaestro on May 07, 2014, 04:43:47 PM
Thanks!
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: TBerkich on May 10, 2014, 09:54:30 PM
Wow the just brush work in photoshop is really nice. The gun is super sweet as well!
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: legomaestro on May 10, 2014, 09:57:59 PM
Haven't modelled in quite a bit. I must've had willpower on a different level then. Haha, I'm on a painting haitus. Thanks
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: legomaestro on May 15, 2014, 04:55:41 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/Big7UT4.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/DStXX3X.jpg)
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: legomaestro on May 17, 2014, 04:32:41 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/NJR3Nmg.jpg)

I think I've hit a bump when it comes to pen... I might need to transfer to pencil.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: everlastin01 on May 17, 2014, 08:14:53 PM
I normally start in pencil then go to pen
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: legomaestro on May 18, 2014, 05:21:19 AM
I was going commando for a long time. It was fun while it lasted, but now I need to try something else.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on May 19, 2014, 10:03:20 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/BLmuL8H.jpg)

Trying out Loomis again. Excruciatingly boring as usual haha. Pencil as well as opposed to my usual pen. Hope I can hold out. Need to get a systematic drawing method.

From Fun with A Pencil

I'll just turn this into a general sketchbook for what will hopefully contain figure studies and the like.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: legomaestro on May 20, 2014, 09:46:26 AM
Copy drawing from Rembrant... Learnt only a little and slanting my drawings... Should've done it with pencil but I can't help myself. Anyways I like how he builds up value with single lines rather than cross hatching. I realize I was hatching without realizing how to use it...

(http://i.imgur.com/93fiRCu.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/KIUlBXn.jpg)

I find myself wondering how he got the beggar as a model. Was it just dress up or did he ask him to stand a few moments.

Need to draw more... Doing Loomis...
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: legomaestro on May 21, 2014, 04:06:33 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/5InFx9M.jpg)

More Loomis.

They're even worse when you zoom in. Loomis is telling me how badly I need to relearn the really simple. This was really frustrating. I love drawing anime jawlines and spiky hair, not old English looking gentlemen. I hope I learnt something from this though. I want to skip right to the figures but I'll try to stick to it till I finish all he has to say on heads (For this book at least. I know there's one specifically on that subject by him.)
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: legomaestro on May 22, 2014, 05:42:05 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/VFvY0I0.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/jjMUimk.jpg)

Bahaha... Man. Man oh man. Soul sucking Loomis is doing his thing as usual... Slowly going through the book at least... Looks like he insists on practicing on heads first. Says the rest will come easier.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: Nabe Man on May 22, 2014, 06:03:06 PM
Huh I didnt know u had a gallery lego. I learn new things everyday but I have to say you are greatly improving. Good job. I cheer for you on the sidelines   :dance:
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: legomaestro on May 22, 2014, 06:31:51 PM
Thanks alot Nabe-san that means a lot
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts
Post by: legomaestro on May 23, 2014, 05:55:52 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/4JSMEys.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Tp9dTwt.jpg)

More Loomis... It's starting to get just a tiny bit less annoying. I can tell it'll scale to something harder next though.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on May 24, 2014, 06:00:25 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/5xT0T05.jpg)
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on May 25, 2014, 05:16:27 PM
Got sidetracked so I didn't do Loomis today, but I did do a direct pen and ink sketch

(http://i.imgur.com/gN2DFH4.jpg)

Tried the drawing twice from a reference image, this one turned out better anatomically but the other one turned out at least more beautiful. Both need more refinement. Nevertheless, I'm glad that I still enjoy pen and ink, I think I can't just abandon it despite the merits of a pencil
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on May 25, 2014, 07:50:31 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/Aq4FOYO.jpg)

Did loomis for the day. My lines are like i got athritis, the spheres at this point are just arbitrary i'm not really making them circular enough.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on May 27, 2014, 07:01:11 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/XSIumqh.jpg)
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: everlastin01 on May 28, 2014, 12:17:20 AM
I started laughing at the eyebrows on the witch. They look freaking awesome!  :thumbsup:


-for some reason I can no longer not look at awesome eyebrows without laughing at them-
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on May 29, 2014, 08:04:54 AM
Haha that's a strange condition to have.

And I suddenly realise two days passed just like that. Who stole my time?!
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on June 02, 2014, 05:46:52 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/XSIumqh.jpg)

Dried out for a while... My journey continues. Still can't draw a circle worth anything, but the soul sucking is decreasing  per page
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on June 03, 2014, 06:23:13 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/8t3wWNd.jpg)

Things were a disaster this time around. The *censored*ty week continues
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: everlastin01 on June 03, 2014, 06:31:59 PM
why does it look blocky?
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: Rojas on June 03, 2014, 06:43:02 PM
Argh LOOMIS he is amazing, but it's very slow paced~
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: Nabe Man on June 03, 2014, 06:45:37 PM
wow its like I'm walking in a retirement home. I even see grandpa.
 Cool work lego are you making these for a gag manga or something
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: Roshiro Byakko on June 03, 2014, 06:46:43 PM
I just realized these were all old men :unsure:
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on June 03, 2014, 06:49:42 PM
Haha no I'm going page by page through Andrew Loomis' Fun With A Pencil to try and learn a little... Technically I should be doing a page over and over again but that'd be beyond my limits.

@Rojas I know the exact feel man. I'm dying here.

@ everlastin I took it a bit too far, but he says men have blocky and angular faces, and when you're drawing angry expressions make the construction angular (because anger comes from ang-gu-lar, according to Loomis).

@roshiro I know. I know. Old white men. Loomis is very diverse... It only aggravates the soul sucking condition.

Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: Roshiro Byakko on June 03, 2014, 06:52:34 PM
On the plus side, the frown looks like my face when they stopped the Bleach anime. :biggrin:
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on June 04, 2014, 09:10:46 AM
Hahaha
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on June 04, 2014, 05:12:34 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/xPSOVL4.jpg)

Erm... I'm picking up tiny hints on how to make expressions, but my blook building deteriorated a little because I'm being impatient, especially with the beginning circle. But oh well...
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: everlastin01 on June 04, 2014, 05:21:20 PM
is the top right face chewing bubble gum?
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on June 04, 2014, 05:31:14 PM
Er, let's just say he is.

*Cries in a corner
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: everlastin01 on June 04, 2014, 05:56:01 PM
*pats shoulder* don't cry....I am just not used to seeing these types of characters still   :sadbye:
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on June 04, 2014, 06:12:14 PM
I desperately want to draw an anime character right now... Or another nationality haha...
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: everlastin01 on June 04, 2014, 09:20:15 PM
Draw a anime character of a different nationality XD
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: NO1SY on June 05, 2014, 06:07:42 AM
^^

I really like those old guys! You got the expressions spot on too :)
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on June 05, 2014, 06:53:45 AM
Haha thanks.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on July 07, 2014, 04:53:11 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/x8mPzSd.jpg)

Loomis forcing me through his soul sucking rituals again.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: KagePen on July 08, 2014, 06:10:49 AM
Haha awesome!
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on July 08, 2014, 03:59:32 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/zFcQm5C.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/1SVLIJs.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/HuaSX3j.jpg)
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: KagePen on July 08, 2014, 06:04:16 PM
dat scap and dem thighs xD
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on July 08, 2014, 06:21:34 PM
She's quite healthy
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: KagePen on July 08, 2014, 06:37:35 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5BP-4alrXQ
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on July 09, 2014, 06:15:44 PM
Hahaha...
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: Austadophilus on July 17, 2014, 12:24:59 PM
Great stuff, Lego! I love the pencil work! <3
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on July 17, 2014, 05:54:47 PM
Thanks!
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: Jamie on July 24, 2014, 05:55:43 AM
You seem to have been doing the starter faces for a while. Turn to chapter 2, lego.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: Darksquirrel on July 24, 2014, 06:55:08 AM
LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMIS

Great stuff Lego, I remember drawing those exact same faces long ago...
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on July 24, 2014, 07:56:41 AM
Haha really? Then you know my pain! How did you survive?

@Jamie hahaha I know, I want to skip to the good stuff too, but I'm going sequentially, drawing every blook he's set in my path. Or is that the wrong way to go about things? I didn't want to half-ass it...
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: Jamie on July 24, 2014, 09:11:05 AM
You seem to have grasped the concept of his basic little cartoon faces. I think it would be benificial for you to atleast try reading. What page are you currently on?
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: Darksquirrel on July 24, 2014, 10:22:43 AM
I never actually finished the book  :blush:
I found most of the stuff in there quite dull looking (Not by 1930's standards), although I probably would have benefited more if I kept going.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on July 24, 2014, 10:11:36 PM
Yes, like I said, it's really soul sucking, but I've decided to finish at least this book.

You seem to have grasped the concept of his basic little cartoon faces. I think it would be benificial for you to atleast try reading. What page are you currently on?

Page 30, and yeh I'm reading as I go along too. There was some useful tips on expressions and the difference between male and female faces too... My faces are still sloppy too.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on July 24, 2014, 11:19:46 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/OUYwYgk.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/jFq7nT4.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/EGq0b9g.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/T6iUshF.jpg)
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: KagePen on July 25, 2014, 08:40:30 AM
Man, these are awesome!
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on July 25, 2014, 08:50:26 AM
Thanks Kage! They're very very far from the photorealism you can pull though that's for sure haha.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: Echo_River on July 25, 2014, 12:16:05 PM
You're getting better with your shapes Lego!
Neat drawings.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on July 25, 2014, 11:19:23 PM
Thanks Echo! Glad to hear that
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: DBNext on July 25, 2014, 11:59:16 PM
The first one is great, good job on the hair.
Is that miley cyrus in the second one? O.o
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on July 26, 2014, 12:16:05 AM
Hahahaha no I don't think so, but she looked very weird, from pose to outfit. Thanks
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on July 26, 2014, 01:13:59 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/wOdPPOU.jpg)

Next lesson is projection which is going to be hell. I still don't understand his choices of adding artefacts to the faces, last one confused me the most.


(http://i.imgur.com/Ks39sxL.jpg)

Haunting a strongisbeautiful pinterest board.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: KagePen on July 26, 2014, 02:24:53 AM
Thanks Kage! They're very very far from the photorealism you can pull though that's for sure haha.

You wouldn't be impressed if you knew the amount of effort and time it took to make haha


Those cartoon faces you're doing are getting better, keep it up!
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on July 26, 2014, 02:32:54 AM
Haha, patience is an asset not a problem.

Thanks again. I'm not sensing any great difference but it's a relief that going through Loomis is helping a bit.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on July 30, 2014, 04:40:45 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/K04Xzlh.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/zus2kt0.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/XCeU6q6.jpg)

more loomis
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: Darksquirrel on July 30, 2014, 05:02:49 AM
Good, last one shows a lot of consistency.

The manga ones are good too, though the, um, chest, on the second one is a bit undefined
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on July 30, 2014, 05:06:49 AM
Oh it does? I'm glad to hear that

I wanted to lay off on the shading for the second one. Guess it didn't work out. Well it was impossible to capture her beauty anyways.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on July 31, 2014, 11:09:52 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/dB3noQK.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/8Ji8JqN.jpg)

Loomis gave his own image to deform but I made my own. Didn't turn out that well, but the principle is easy to recall. For 2 dimensions at least.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: Echo_River on July 31, 2014, 11:35:17 AM
Whooo, that girl. Hard to stylize hair like that with my hair length.
You've got the proportions pretty much right, and good attempt on the shading.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on July 31, 2014, 11:40:34 AM
Thanks!

It did look good. I laze'd out by toning it in pure black, otherwise there were some interesting curls in her hair, and she looked much better than this drawing.

Weird question does it take you long to grow out your hair? >...> and do you ever trim it or something?
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: Echo_River on July 31, 2014, 11:48:16 AM
I like the stark black and white contrast of it. Makes it looks rather manga-ish.

Haha, well, I haven't cut it since I was, what, 9 or something, so it's past waist length right now. I only trim it when it gets really uneven and frizzy.
But I don't have bangs, so I haven't figured out any other creative ways than a ponytail to do.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on July 31, 2014, 11:51:00 AM
Ah I see.

... OTL I had no idea bangs don't grow sometimes. Thought it just sort of happened.

The more you know...
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: Echo_River on July 31, 2014, 12:02:31 PM
*facepalm

Er, I meant the bangs aren't cut across so they don't hang over my forehead.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: KagePen on July 31, 2014, 12:13:49 PM
Your stuff just gets better and better.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on July 31, 2014, 12:15:08 PM
Danke Kage!

@Echo haha cool cool
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on August 02, 2014, 03:24:21 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/lM29UrT.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/CxpxD29.jpg)

loomis
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: KagePen on August 02, 2014, 05:42:56 PM
Pretty cool!
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on August 02, 2014, 07:42:57 PM
Thanks Kage!

(http://i.imgur.com/7SoEoQr.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/layCpI8.jpg)

Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: Rojas on August 02, 2014, 08:01:14 PM
I can tell you've improved quite a bit, gj Lego.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on August 02, 2014, 08:04:11 PM
Really? Thanks a lot Rojas
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on August 03, 2014, 02:50:42 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/L9NnNuF.jpg)

Messed up the nose

(http://i.imgur.com/FlsjN5A.jpg)

Loomis. Females come along and show me how hard everything is.

Quote
THE PRETTY GIRL
A pleasing head of a girl depends ninety-nine percent on how well
you draw it. More exactly, the ball must be drawn well, the construction
lines correctly placed on the ball and plane, and the features
nicely placed. Remember there is the width of an eye between
the eyes. Do not place the mouth too low or get the nose too
long. I have used a pen here. Try it sometimes.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: KagePen on August 03, 2014, 03:45:07 AM
Awesome stuff :santa:
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on August 03, 2014, 03:53:57 AM
Thanks! But them heads though...
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on August 04, 2014, 11:15:10 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/yDulCR4.jpg)

You win some you lose some. Ink doesn't lie.

(http://i.imgur.com/fd8imkN.jpg)

Loomis. Women are problematic as always
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: KagePen on August 04, 2014, 03:37:06 PM
Ink is a feisty one. You gotta have patience with her, 'cause she never has any with you. I hate inking...

Good work btw!
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on August 05, 2014, 01:44:53 AM
Haha indeed. It's why I've abandoned inking, I'll just work on photomanipulating pencils to look like ink.

Thanks Kage!
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on August 05, 2014, 11:25:32 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/FWbaUzp.jpg)

Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: KagePen on August 05, 2014, 11:30:10 AM
You're drawing quite a lot, keep it up! I like how you did the beanie on the gal
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on August 05, 2014, 11:44:59 AM
Haha, she was a tricky one. Her hand made me miscalculate the size of her face though. Women...

Just finding something to do when I watch TV Series haha.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: KagePen on August 05, 2014, 01:01:07 PM
That's smart, I gotta do that too once in a while.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on August 06, 2014, 12:36:56 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/mk2VgLs.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/l9nEYUZ.jpg)
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on August 08, 2014, 09:14:35 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/JG26YdD.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/5n1h50N.jpg)

Markers that dry out fast are oxymorons

(http://i.imgur.com/D3Qd8x7l.jpg)

Last set of heads. I finally passed this part of the book.

(http://i.imgur.com/WQ3QWuw.jpg)

Loomis' suggested doohinkus is still hard to work with, particularly setting the head on the shoulders.

(http://i.imgur.com/o401YPW.jpg)

Loomis
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on August 12, 2014, 04:42:40 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/keMxyfx.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/JTxNG3b.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/FpL83Zy.jpg)

loomis
(http://i.imgur.com/Nr0i6Dpl.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/3RfgTEml.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/Nr0i6Dpl.jpg)
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on August 12, 2014, 01:40:47 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/281t3iOl.jpg)


(http://i.imgur.com/ay7POW2l.jpg)

loomis

(http://i.imgur.com/BBzRJgLl.jpg)
my own as directed by loomis
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on August 13, 2014, 01:40:53 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/mRZOteql.jpg)

She's not technically correct but for some reason I liked the way it turned out a lot.

(http://i.imgur.com/FxNITz2l.jpg)

Loomis
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on August 14, 2014, 02:39:38 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/gFjGIHnl.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/zEuW9mKl.jpg)
loomis
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: DBNext on August 14, 2014, 04:17:08 PM
I haven't been keeping up with this.
Inking is getting better, but it's still a little shaky in some places. What pen are you using?
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on August 14, 2014, 04:46:28 PM
I'll upload a picture later but it's a 0.4 mm Artliner. Cheap inky pen and the nib wears pretty quickly. I draw those directly though without pencil lines. Just training my eye.

Second is pencil of course >.>
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: DBNext on August 14, 2014, 04:52:05 PM
Directly huh? Looks hard as heck not being able to erase and redo
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on August 14, 2014, 05:05:05 PM
It's always hell and I'm never satisfied, but I suffer through it.

Pinterest also has plenty images to keep me interested nudge nudge wink wink
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on August 15, 2014, 07:55:52 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/L7fxGiul.jpg)

(http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt23/legomaestro/IMG_0004-17.jpg) (http://s594.photobucket.com/user/legomaestro/media/IMG_0004-17.jpg.html)
loomis
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on August 16, 2014, 06:54:37 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/BDCjMmcl.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/3hFVqWY.jpg)
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on August 18, 2014, 10:47:41 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/8VyVEDel.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/OR9gVVY.jpg)

loomis
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on August 18, 2014, 05:28:16 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/K6HDwQSl.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/7GsQQhX.jpg)
loomis
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: Echo_River on August 19, 2014, 10:57:30 PM
Nice stuff Lego! That police one is cute. The second is almost Layton like.
Are these just off the book?
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on August 20, 2014, 08:07:11 AM
Thanks Echo!

Layton? I forget who that is again >...>

Yeah all the pencil ones are off the book...

(http://i.imgur.com/k56gwRq.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/40YW2nC.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/eZ4grG0.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/xOMau7N.jpg)

loomis
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: Tostificer on August 20, 2014, 08:08:51 AM
It's starting to look really good, lego! I like the style of the last drawings, although a bit less manga-y.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on August 20, 2014, 08:11:48 AM
Haha, they're from Loomis' Fun With A Pencil. It's painful to draw characters like them, guess I'm used to spiky anime hair, but it definitely teachers a lot.

I'm on page 80 and beyond, and there's a bunch of these characters that he tells you to draw. Long walk to freedom but I really think I'll finish a Loomis book. Didn't think it was possibru
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: Tostificer on August 20, 2014, 08:18:03 AM
I can only imagine. So does this Loomis book help well with improving?
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on August 20, 2014, 08:19:52 AM
I honestly do not know, I'll have to see how my drawings turn out after the fact. And I'd be loathe to say for myself. Constructing figures is easier though since I have a method I've memorized... Otherwise....
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: Tostificer on August 20, 2014, 08:21:35 AM
Well then it wasn't useless at least. Every small step is still a step towards greatness.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on August 20, 2014, 09:30:05 AM
Haha, sure hope so
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on August 21, 2014, 03:00:51 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/NYNx2fnl.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/xtVa7jm.jpg)
loomis
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on August 23, 2014, 04:46:07 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/dCQStH7.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/vdeXbbF.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/40mnkYP.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/EpccQwM.jpg)

loomis
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: Vio on August 23, 2014, 04:50:34 PM
Lovely as always! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on August 23, 2014, 04:53:33 PM
Danke Vio
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on August 24, 2014, 12:54:49 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/VydbyFll.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/R3Rin1j.jpg)

loomis
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on August 25, 2014, 11:26:31 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/vFISm7ol.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/bUCxrcE.jpg)

loomis
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on August 26, 2014, 02:46:10 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/GbLHDOal.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Fami3pO.jpg)

loomis
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on August 27, 2014, 05:15:25 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/JTLik9Q.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/FPEywi5.jpg)
you win some you lose some horribly


(http://i.imgur.com/tmdI5lI.jpg)
loomis
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: Coryn on August 27, 2014, 06:42:52 PM
lego with those charictatures it makes me imagine you doing political comics
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on August 27, 2014, 06:50:18 PM
Haha I have next to zero knowledge and understanding of politics.

And it's totally Loomis's fault.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on August 28, 2014, 01:45:20 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/N1bu9UZ.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/jRsTf8m.jpg)
loomis
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on August 29, 2014, 08:37:02 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/5iBmNvw.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/qtJxUX4.jpg)

loomis
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on August 30, 2014, 12:03:11 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/3JT4T8q.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/c8pT9xq.jpg)

loomis
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: Vio on August 30, 2014, 12:22:01 PM
Absolutely gorgeous work~ :clapping:
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on August 30, 2014, 12:34:26 PM
Wow that's a pretty high complement. Thanks Vio
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: Vio on August 30, 2014, 12:52:55 PM
No problem~ :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on August 31, 2014, 01:00:33 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/Z8AVdgJ.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/PZ0QNJf.jpg)
loomis
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on September 01, 2014, 04:45:27 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/VWcuwYy.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/TMabmZO.jpg)
loomis
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on September 02, 2014, 01:00:14 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/gN5rSvn.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/VHLB3op.jpg)
loomis
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on September 03, 2014, 06:21:22 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/5h9zdMZ.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/6l4rvTo.jpg)
loomis
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on September 04, 2014, 05:23:35 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/C6UlfcD.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/zqH2oxp.jpg)
loomis
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on September 05, 2014, 03:58:09 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/HwKJNOn.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/svVpyCk.jpg)
loomis

And that's the last picture from this section.  Next is a bit of perspective stuff which will eat more of my lifeforce, but the end of the book is definitely in sight. Can't quite believe it.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on September 05, 2014, 11:20:10 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/J2pfefO.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/qyeeO2h.jpg)

loomis

Next topic seems to be a short discourse on perspective and the likes. Then a little on light and shadow
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on September 10, 2014, 06:36:10 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/sy0MUo7.jpg)

messed up the loomis lesson on perspective. It's too hard to follow using only text. Will have to supplement with youtube videos before I try what he's suggesting.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on September 11, 2014, 05:26:00 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/RlUv0fH.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/pH8QMcP.jpg)
Loomis. Severely watered down from the original lesson though. The measuring things are very tricky.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: Vio on September 11, 2014, 05:31:45 PM
That artwork will now be entitled, "Yikes Perspective"

Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on September 11, 2014, 05:35:10 PM
Hahaha seems reasonable
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: Vio on September 11, 2014, 05:43:32 PM
That's a really intersting method for drawing perspective. :hmm: I've never thought of looking at it in a bird-eyes view within a grid. Interesting! :clapping:
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on September 11, 2014, 05:45:38 PM
The main principle is to use a box and divvy it up into smaller boxes, and then project it and use diagnol lines to find the centre of any projected rectangle.

If that makes sense. It's even worse in the book itself. He's so wordy and it's a pain. I wish I had a Loomis for dummies book haha.

Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: Killer B !!SAMA!! on September 11, 2014, 06:36:28 PM
What a rockstar haha great work brodah
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on September 11, 2014, 06:45:13 PM
Haha, thanks
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on September 12, 2014, 09:40:42 PM
http://imgur.com/2LHjmcC
http://imgur.com/W4vEUVu

(http://i.imgur.com/c9izA60.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/UBAkZ2X.jpg)
loomis

Perspective is a whole new can of worms in a warehouse full of cans of worms that is drawing
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on September 13, 2014, 11:49:21 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/FNFNTNo.jpg)TT

(http://i.imgur.com/3zOJwuT.jpg)

loomis

that did not end well
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on September 15, 2014, 02:18:55 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/F7k6vQz.jpg)

Michonne

(http://i.imgur.com/xSJ2k4s.jpg)

Patrick James


*drumroll*

(http://i.imgur.com/G49x1xC.jpg)

loomis
(http://i.imgur.com/zUtAXMZ.jpg)

loomis

(http://i.imgur.com/96Gg2rf.jpg)

loomis. The light studies did not go my way at all to be honest, so I just noted what Loomis was trying to teach and moved on...

(http://i.imgur.com/WAuinia.jpg)

I took a dig at the final image because why not. It did not turn out at all as planned, and the lightning principles are still over my head, but I did what I could.

Afterall... This is the end of the book!

I've finished Fun With A Pencil by Andrew Loomis, and I'm leaving it at that. It was... A ride... That's all I can say.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: Killer B !!SAMA!! on September 15, 2014, 07:34:11 PM
Haha you really enjoyed and learned a lot on it lego brodah nc
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on September 17, 2014, 06:34:47 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/kmINJhY.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/qUx4w0H.jpg)

Was going to start on Loomis's Figure Drawing for All It's Worth, but decided maybe to jsut make simple bic sketches instead and use my freed up routine time to either focus on writing or attempt another one shot comic. I do want to get at that as soon as possible though, so I might just juggle everything at once because why not.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: Killer B !!SAMA!! on September 17, 2014, 07:54:23 PM
Nc
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on September 17, 2014, 08:10:39 PM
Thanks Killer B
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on September 18, 2014, 05:14:40 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/a2HoRoK.jpg)

Polkadots and a cat
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on September 19, 2014, 05:43:16 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/h2fW9Qd.jpg)
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on September 20, 2014, 07:59:52 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/n1GFLW1.jpg)
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: Killer B !!SAMA!! on September 21, 2014, 04:09:01 AM
What are u using on making of your sketches?   what a rockstar lego really
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on September 21, 2014, 06:49:20 AM
Haha that's a high compliment. Thanks Killer B. And I'd like to call them sketches but really just call them drawings that aren't that good hehe >.>

I use an inky pen and go for references at pinterest.com
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: Killer B !!SAMA!! on September 21, 2014, 12:01:24 PM
On paper or on digital brodah
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on September 21, 2014, 01:33:21 PM
Paper. I luckily have a scanner too
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on September 21, 2014, 08:24:36 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/KlTg0UF.jpg)
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: Echo_River on September 21, 2014, 09:41:25 PM
Nice lining Lego.
The skull is neat.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on September 22, 2014, 07:46:09 AM
Thanks Echo
I thought so too when I saw it
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: Killer B !!SAMA!! on September 22, 2014, 11:14:52 AM
that shoes and shirt rocks lego
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on September 22, 2014, 05:11:15 PM
Thanks haha.

(http://i.imgur.com/9uFteWc.jpg)

Really hate it when I mess up the face *Facepalm*
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: Echo_River on September 22, 2014, 06:55:49 PM
Whoooo what a hat.
Steampunk?
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on September 22, 2014, 07:10:04 PM
Steampunk.

Actually the tag that I clicked on when looking for the image haha.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on September 24, 2014, 10:07:08 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/9uFteWc.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/8GqWlM2.jpg)

Things didn't go as well as I hoped this time around
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: Killer B !!SAMA!! on September 24, 2014, 10:30:41 PM
Hha your facial expression looks like real and it carry the show brodah lego hmmm  its good yeah
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on September 25, 2014, 11:08:21 AM
Thanks.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on September 25, 2014, 05:33:51 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/c9XnU6F.jpg)
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on November 10, 2014, 09:22:58 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/QcsjkfB.jpg)

Cat. Want to get into figure drawing and drawing whatever interests me. Just to keep a regular habit.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on November 12, 2014, 12:58:17 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/tECBkHJ.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/SadFVHJ.jpg)

Trying to get some figure drawing done.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: Killer B !!SAMA!! on November 26, 2014, 08:16:17 PM
whats this its awesome after the cat is that an engineer or something like academic
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on January 01, 2015, 02:38:11 PM
Trying out some pages in Loomis' Figure Drawing For All It's Worth

(http://i.imgur.com/rEp19TJ.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/HMDJCCs.jpg)


and an ink drawing from reference

(http://i.imgur.com/XO87wi2.jpg)
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: Killer B !!SAMA!! on January 01, 2015, 05:50:02 PM
How are you lego brotha
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on January 02, 2015, 03:45:14 PM
I'm fine Killer B, how are you?
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: Killer B !!SAMA!! on January 03, 2015, 12:29:04 AM
im ok trying to improve more can't buy a wacom cause expensive hahah
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on January 04, 2015, 03:46:29 PM
Ah that's unfortunate. Well there's always pencil and paper then until then. I haven't touched my tablet in a long while and still don't really want to.

(http://i.imgur.com/staM9Ct.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/nHRUIIN.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/pRkAf78.jpg)
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: Killer B !!SAMA!! on January 06, 2015, 04:26:44 AM
what are you using on drawing that brotha it looks like realistic and can be manga gogogo lego u can do it the first picture fabulous 2nd fashionist 3rd looks like a boss
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on January 06, 2015, 10:22:43 PM
Hmm It's a pen, one of those inky ones. I reference from a website called Pinterest.com. Thanks a lot Killer B, but these are way different from drawing actual comics.

(http://i.imgur.com/56R3LMJ.jpg)
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: Killer B !!SAMA!! on January 06, 2015, 11:37:27 PM
yeh a bit but like the other manga it have some realistic features like the kingdom manga
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: Jamie on January 09, 2015, 10:53:11 AM
Hmm It's a pen, one of those inky ones. I reference from a website called Pinterest.com. Thanks a lot Killer B, but these are way different from drawing actual comics.

(http://i.imgur.com/56R3LMJ.jpg)

 :heart: I really love the storytelling in this pose! Well done dude
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on January 10, 2015, 07:27:13 PM
Thanks a lot Jaime! Means a lot

(http://i.imgur.com/fDMbYvR.jpg)
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: Coryn on January 10, 2015, 10:25:41 PM
there is quite a strong trend of smoking figures here.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on January 11, 2015, 01:44:33 AM
It's fascinating how everyone points that out haha
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on January 18, 2015, 04:21:11 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/VIJi5lL.jpg)

Going through Loomis again page by page. I wanted to go through Hogarth instead but couldn't download it. I'll deal.
(http://i.imgur.com/o0DDUdc.jpg)

Tried out pencil
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: Jamie on January 28, 2015, 07:05:59 PM
I'm guessing you have multiple types of pencils? Like 4-6b was probably used for the background?

Try to work from light to dark, layering the graphite like paint!
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on January 29, 2015, 01:16:38 AM
I wish I did, and will have to find those when I have the chance. I used a mechanical pencil throughout for this
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on January 29, 2015, 04:05:14 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/1ceAI4e.jpg)

ballpoint
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: Killer B !!SAMA!! on January 30, 2015, 06:55:42 AM
Emotional brotha leg u can think on whatever u think of it its great
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: Jamie on January 30, 2015, 11:56:00 AM
I really liked the drawing! Made me want to draw it, so i did. Unfortunately i forgot to make a new layer :L

http://i.imgur.com/QvgHEMo.jpg

Good job lego! I'd love to see the ref :)
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on January 30, 2015, 01:07:42 PM
Thanks, Jamie!

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/64387469643381322/

That's the ref


@Killer B thanks man!
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on January 31, 2015, 03:47:56 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/cRSxmKh.jpg)

I empty

bleed out my septic mind

inhale good
exhale bull
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: Killer B !!SAMA!! on January 31, 2015, 10:11:11 AM
oh my god thats smoke cool
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on January 31, 2015, 12:06:54 PM
Thanks Killer B
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: Boosted Nomena :) on January 31, 2015, 12:35:53 PM
Nice one legomaestro...yeah she bleeder out her soul here ... I love the smokes  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on January 31, 2015, 12:52:53 PM
 That's Nomena, muchly appreciated
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: Jamie on February 01, 2015, 12:18:17 AM
Wow I was super off on what i thought her head position would be :L

You should post the references when posting btw! They're always interesting, and it adds a comparison for potential critiques/advice that users would be able to give you! :)

Good job on the last one, smoke is cool!
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on February 02, 2015, 02:48:44 AM
She's leaning on something I think?

Yeah sure when I can I will

Thanks
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on February 13, 2015, 09:56:40 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/YFWQeYb.jpg)

Having a really slow existence, but pushing things forward

(http://i.imgur.com/8QR03wB.jpg)

From a Person of Interest episode


(http://i.imgur.com/P8xl14n.jpg)

Loomis

(http://i.imgur.com/dZ8N0X7.jpg)
Loomis
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on February 14, 2015, 05:46:48 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/JPpsYkj.jpg)
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/487162884667838272/

(http://i.imgur.com/xIXlExZ.jpg)
Loomis.

Seriously this book is frustrating as all hell. I wish I'd seen people who actually tackled this book to see how they fare. I'm basically winging it at this point

(http://i.imgur.com/Y10fctU.jpg)
Nihei

Making studies of one of my favourite mangaka, Tsutomu Nihei. I've just started what is a third reread of Blame! and decided i'll be drawing things I find interesting. Will mostly focus on figures though
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: Boosted Nomena :) on February 14, 2015, 05:55:44 AM
Nice perspective training  ;)

That woman sitting on the chair is kind of inspiring  :heart:
just like that of the smoking one  :doublethumbs:
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: Killer B !!SAMA!! on February 15, 2015, 09:06:24 AM
fabuluous Nihei Tsutomu's point of views
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on February 16, 2015, 11:37:59 AM
Thanks Killer B

@Nomena thanks. It's pretty dull and difficult stuff to do but hopefully i'll tough through all of it.

Glad you like those

(http://i.imgur.com/BCJn7Zu.jpg)

Loomis. Goshdarned Loomis

(http://i.imgur.com/rWPORnO.jpg)

More Nihei studies


(http://i.imgur.com/zzpCm1F.jpg)

Drawing from some Killer is Dead screenshots
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: Killer B !!SAMA!! on February 17, 2015, 11:15:30 AM
cool :angel:
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on February 18, 2015, 01:01:52 PM
Thanks as always killer b

(http://i.imgur.com/npZRXUe.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Ahr3dbr.jpg)

More Loomis.

This book really just jumps right into the concepts on the spot. It's something he really wants you to read in depth more than his earlier work. Perhaps I should have gone with the heads and hand one. Anyways, the tips will be helpful. Still completely bungling the figures he provides


(http://i.imgur.com/yfP9qBa.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/zEpSbuR.jpg)

More Nihei

(http://i.imgur.com/9lUc6e5.jpg)

Went to a coffee shop and ordered two large cappuccinos while sketching pictures in a magazine. Definitely going to do it again because it really revived my pen hand again. Been feeling stiff lately.

(http://i.imgur.com/uNyGoDK.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/QsBPWd5.jpg)


pinterest


Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on February 20, 2015, 03:57:00 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/aCcyFjy.jpg)

pinterest

(http://i.imgur.com/lpwsoN2.jpg)


Went to a coffee shop and drew from a magazine. Bumped into an old school friend, phoned and talked to people. Basically did what I don't usually do i.e be a hermit. Twas a good day

(http://i.imgur.com/O8n2uN1.jpg)

Pinterest. Zinadine Zidane , Likenesses will always elude me haha
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on February 21, 2015, 04:37:04 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/G19sRzL.jpg)

Loomis, although it looks like a pen won't get me very far with this book. Looks like I'll be needing to construct fuller figures if I'm to figure out what I'm learning. The next page is horrendous, and the future ones will be even more tedious. This book is truly, very fat.

(http://i.imgur.com/yy9rQpW.jpg)


pinterest

(http://i.imgur.com/0iYeGjs.jpg)

Tsutomu Nihei Studies
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on February 25, 2015, 04:40:45 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/SPHSuz8.jpg)

loomis

(http://i.imgur.com/05tzryp.jpg)

pinterest

(http://i.imgur.com/tPntx9q.jpg)
pinterest
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on February 27, 2015, 07:26:10 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/vw0m9n7.jpg)

Loomis. This is one excercise I can remember and emulate easily at least.

(http://i.imgur.com/ZmErw1t.jpg)

Pinterest. Supposed to be christiano ronaldo. Likeness is so much harder  to do with smaller faces.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: AmanoMai on February 27, 2015, 07:47:00 AM
hmmm, how to put this in a simple way...

"in your quest to capture the body's movement, the body's form it self is lost, and they looks like lumps of clay that moves"

i wonder if that was comprehensive enough...lol

it was your problem from day 1 , and still persist, maybe start to do some closer study at the body figures
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on February 27, 2015, 08:19:30 AM
I'll keep that in mind
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: Killer B !!SAMA!! on February 28, 2015, 07:18:18 AM
Enjoy men im always watching and also learning hha
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on March 01, 2015, 09:43:12 PM
Thanks Killer B, though you should be careful with that and make your own studies when you can

(http://i.imgur.com/7fEjr4P.jpg)
Loomis

(http://i.imgur.com/giVTany.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/tuynnEi.jpg)

pinterest
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on March 02, 2015, 05:13:12 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/JXhWR2i.jpg)

Loomis

(http://i.imgur.com/qi3vUfU.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/Rp8Zsdq.jpg)

pinterest
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: everlastin01 on March 02, 2015, 05:46:43 PM
You are getting poses down faster than I ever have  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on March 02, 2015, 05:53:07 PM
Thanks everlastin
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on March 03, 2015, 03:31:04 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/yvKIouW.jpg)

Loomis

(http://i.imgur.com/9RoOjxO.jpg)

Nihei

(http://i.imgur.com/SYgMM8u.jpg)


Pinterest
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: Austadophilus on March 03, 2015, 03:36:20 PM
Wowsers! Great stuff, Lego! You're really advancing in your work!
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on March 06, 2015, 07:08:48 PM
Thanks Austa, muchly appreciated.

(http://i.imgur.com/tCEGwXf.jpg)

Loomis. The book has become significantly easier to deal with after all those first pages, but the measurements and rules are sure to show up again.

(http://i.imgur.com/IZZGC3z.jpg)
Pinterest. More interested in movement now. Planning on moving to tennis more. I saw a tip on DA that said tennis players make good reference for sword play drawing.

Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on April 15, 2015, 02:46:55 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/1Hz0jBs.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/8re3V57.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/2GrKWoe.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/IDGISYB.jpg)


I'll get back to the Loomis book now I hope.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: Killer B !!SAMA!! on April 15, 2015, 08:58:31 PM
very nice
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on April 16, 2015, 01:10:31 PM
Thanks Killer B
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on April 22, 2015, 03:46:48 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/csAeONQ.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/l34VZdA.jpg)

Still haven't found it within me to continue Loomis, but I'm deciding to go with drawing tennis women. Pinterest is a good friend.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on April 23, 2015, 06:20:51 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/UekTbKo.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/zdcia3r.jpg)
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on July 07, 2015, 02:10:45 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/RZv9O3t.jpg)

Got a new inky pen to work with. I don't know what to do anime manga wise so I'll just get back to drawing pen and ink
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on July 24, 2015, 08:33:59 PM
Making a 2d game with a friend called The Witchdoctor's Apprentice. I'm hoping to draw inspiration from Another Worlds' and Prince of Persia's rotoscopy techniques. My friends were delaying so I've set myself up as the model. I shall acquire a wizard hat and a more badass coat for future renders.


(http://i.imgur.com/0TYuInP.gif)


The process was

1. Set up tripod (borrowed)

2. Record

3. Take screenshots of recording

4. Draw over them (Use a layer over the original photograph to cut out any unwanted bits. It took me app. 5 minutes per frame when I was in the zone... Otherwise there were lots of blunders along the way. And I still haven't coloured and characterized the damn thing)
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: Lovus Eternius on July 25, 2015, 04:04:46 AM
Spoiler
(http://i.imgur.com/zdcia3r.jpg)

This image injected thoughts that must never be transm-

I'll just do it anyways.

This image made me think of Gelmra-tan frolicking in the daisies with a butterfly net... the moment captured makes it seem like he elegantly threw his head back as he lunged forward to exaggerate his form to catch his first butterfly of the day...

I might be a little bit tired... -looks at time-

3AM... been in the sun too long.

...

Your animation is still pretty badass... but I thought that 'The Witchdoctor's Apprentice' is the name of a movie that released just not too long ago... just.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on July 25, 2015, 04:41:39 AM
Bahahaha the title is fodder as hell and will be subject to change.

Thankee for your kind and slightly strange words.

I'm going to try to figure out more stuff in this vein if I can.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: Killer B !!SAMA!! on July 25, 2015, 10:38:24 AM
Interesting :o
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on July 25, 2015, 10:53:04 AM
Haha thanks Killer B
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on August 01, 2015, 08:47:44 PM
Messed around with another animation test. It did not go well at all.

I think I need to be less timid with the use of references and tutorials. This reinventing the wheel thing is getting tiresome. I demand to be able to make animations! I shall pilfer from anime I watch

(http://i.imgur.com/SjC4Kwx.gif)
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: Killer B !!SAMA!! on August 01, 2015, 08:52:37 PM
Its good what did u use on animation?
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on August 01, 2015, 09:02:20 PM
a software named pencil but it's not easy to use its better for mac in the end. I had to use gif just to save the animation.

Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: Nairbons on August 02, 2015, 12:42:33 AM
Were you rotoscoping pictures of yourself into individual animation frames, or freestyling it?
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on August 02, 2015, 07:01:08 AM
Rotoscopy. It became plain painful later down the line though haha. I preferred working on the drawing the wand one.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on August 03, 2015, 12:52:28 PM
(http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt23/legomaestro/TestAnimation.gif)

Animation test by referencing Afro Samurai. I need to be more careful with keeping the character consistent frame by frame. I'll use a smaller pencil and be careful next time.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: suupertramp on August 06, 2015, 04:40:04 PM
hey lego!!!!!!
wow you've gotten a lot better!
especially at showing motion in the pictures!
animation is always a pain to get it right, i have done enough to know that its seriously hard.
that being said, i havnt tried animating anything in the last 6 or 7 years or more, so i dont know if i have gotten any better at it.

what program did you use to animate it, or did you just compile separate pictures after drawing them?
i must give it a go as well now :P
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on August 06, 2015, 04:56:26 PM
I basically did this, but with references

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qkr7zks3uVc
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: suupertramp on August 06, 2015, 07:12:06 PM
yeah i see. who'd of thought GIMP though :P
references are quite important of course :P
im sure theres an animation program that does a better job, but is it free is the question :P
thanks and keep it up!
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on August 06, 2015, 07:24:12 PM
The free bit is the exact problem. I downloaded pencil but it didn't work for windows at all. If you find something better then tell me by all means haha.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: suupertramp on August 07, 2015, 03:59:38 AM
sure. knowing me i might end up writing my own program!
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on August 20, 2015, 07:53:19 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/z0y7JvV.gif)

Phew! After a lot of suffering I finally finished my little study animation of a scene from Dark Matter with help of CT Chysler's technique https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qkr7zks3uVc


I'm going to make studies from the One Piece OVA next but definitely hope to make my own animations soon
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: Vio on August 20, 2015, 07:57:57 PM
look at that smoothness~ :o
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on August 20, 2015, 08:06:06 PM
30 or so frames of suffering haha. I thought I'd never complete it.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: Vio on August 20, 2015, 08:09:09 PM
Then get ready for some backaches and hand cramps when you start to add in little details in each frame~ :clapping:
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on August 20, 2015, 08:16:43 PM
Well that's totally encouraging
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: Operative13 on August 20, 2015, 10:25:58 PM
Seizures... seizures everywhere...  :ohmy:
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: suupertramp on August 21, 2015, 03:29:59 AM
wow fantastic! thats so much an improvement than the others!
how long did it take?????

oh just one improvement, based on the speed the sword spun, i dont think it would have got much wavy line distortion, normally thats for higher speed objects i think, but it doent look out of place. just my thought

i just noticed the lines aren't anti-aliased(?) (pixelly). did you still use GIMP?
but well done, especially on the face, very consistent!
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on August 21, 2015, 04:22:48 AM
Took me seven or eight days but only because I was animating 4 frames a day and then gave up till just yesterday. It was so painful to see how many frames remained yet and knowing the smoothness isn't as effective as getting more key frames down from my own animation, but it's been really informative as a study.

Oh yeah the speed lines were sometimes a bit much, but on the actual screenshots it does blur sometimes. It's also an effective way to trick the eye into motion, but I'll definitely keep an eye on it.

Ah yes, that's because of the tutorial I watched. (Same reason for red and blue frames) It's to make the colouring process infinitely easier. I say that after some good post production effects you can make it look really great. Watch the video if you can! It's worth it...

Yes, GIMP has been my only friend as far as animation is concerned
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: suupertramp on August 21, 2015, 04:33:19 AM
i plan to do some animation at some point, although until i can draw the way i want for a single drawing i doubt i could draw a lot of frames consistently :P
i will watch the video sometime :P
but can you imagine animating a whole 20 minutes a week for an anime :P and that includes coloring etc :P thats madness i tell you :P
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on August 21, 2015, 05:23:18 AM
It's pretty chinese sweatshop yeah from what I heard. One of the members here Nyosan was in the production line for that sort of the thing and it was crappy pay, crappy boss and taxing like no one's business. He quit haha...

I'm studying One Piece Baron Omatsuri now to see some interesting scenes to animate from. I love how they focused on motion over the art and I can guess people didn't like it as much but I feel the action is infinitely better. They should've done it for the main anime as well! I hate those super stiff frames
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: suupertramp on August 21, 2015, 06:49:55 AM
yeah its nice to have both motion and good art, but for some reason that hardly happens.
i think i prefer good art, but bad animation is a no no :P not much space for improvement :P
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on September 03, 2015, 08:07:57 AM
Tried to make an animation after studying another, this time drawing keyframes, but halfway in I realized I really do need to use thinner strokes and definitely need to work on simple sketches before working on things like details and effects.

I'm going to attempt another one and be uber careful, and I'll draw from memory without any references to see how much I actually know

(http://i.imgur.com/8JgwmqD.gif)

Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on September 10, 2015, 01:18:49 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/pe1wE6W.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/GLvhb8p.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/DAKPWZQ.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/GKdinH7.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/AmCyDuI.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/ogYQDnI.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/JlGdowk.png)
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: neoraise on September 10, 2015, 01:39:06 PM
Lego,can i take that last one?
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on September 10, 2015, 01:42:19 PM
Take it? As in for what? Well I did reference it so it's not really mine
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on September 13, 2015, 05:42:22 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/HGUscEd.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/AYQQDf9.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/if0BhNt.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/ybr2NWK.jpg)
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on September 14, 2015, 02:13:04 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/JyBNkDu.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/vrcj45Z.jpg)

Pinterest. I'll keep a better track of my references from now on.

Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: suupertramp on October 24, 2015, 10:26:02 AM
great figure drawings!
how long does it take to do each sketch?
it looks like the more sketchy your style, the better the proportions are :P
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on October 31, 2015, 06:20:39 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/u5DHyZl.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/YV8seHx.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/B9AbX7C.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/u64KY3E.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/RxVv1Rq.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/F8TlbXT.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/MhF3j17.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/WH8dZ8p.jpg)
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on November 10, 2015, 02:49:29 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/NBom8c8.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/hCsupt2.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/82Fmqom.jpg)
Studying Ashley H Wood's works.

Hate his scatalogical jokes, but otherwise love his impressionistic style. Drawing through the Tank Girl comic currently in hopes to gain tips and tricks.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: Nairbons on November 10, 2015, 09:40:33 PM
The Ashley Wood style is working really well for you, Lego! It complements your style quite nicely. For your realism and other sketches, though, it would still greatly help you to start with some construction lines. A few light, light cross sections along the face are great for lining up the locations of facial features. In general, they also help out in keeping proportions correct when as you micromanage a larger drawing.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on November 11, 2015, 01:43:34 AM
Hm, I guess there's no escaping the need for proper construction lines to make character faces haha. I should at least be able to swing that with ballpoint sketches

Thanks Nair! It's fun making studies of his work, but reverse engineering it will be another issue entirely
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: Nairbons on November 11, 2015, 02:44:39 AM
Oh, man. You're using pens? You're braver than I've ever been. Supposedly, using a pen as your main means of drawing and sketching out practice makes you more confident and capable with linework, since you have to commit from the very start. Plus, it shows up WAY easier on a scanner.

I'm a big coward who's only ever felt comfortable with a pencil or computer tablet for quick erasing and redrawing. From the looks of things, you've got a good grip on gripping things. If there's an area of focus I'd say that needs work, it's just proportions and placement. Sketch things out with some basic lines to get the flow, balance, and construction looking natural.

You're the one who drew a bazillion cubes, remember! Put that practice to an applied use!
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on November 11, 2015, 05:55:44 PM
Jolly Nair speaks too lowly of his own work!

I don't know man, I might be learning bad habits by not using pencils but heck, it never killed anyone right? Or at least I think so.

A bazillion cubes that got both crapped on and praised. The internet is a scary place.

I've got a book by scott robertson, and hope it really teaches me stuff on perspective. Looks hard as hell though haha.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on November 23, 2015, 11:24:52 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/EFR5cMd.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/Lz94VMh.jpg)

I'll just go ahead and draw 2 pages whenever I can from the Ashley Wood comics that I have. It's really fun. Random and amateur as hell but I like it so I'll stick with it I hope
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on November 25, 2015, 02:52:52 PM
Last one isn't SFW because Ashley Wood
(http://i.imgur.com/fhNSZl1.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/mbavRJJ.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/g35kwGL.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/t6vLSmm.jpg)
[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on November 29, 2015, 01:28:50 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/dnSzxDT.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/QryioRu.jpg)

I definitely need something that can do nice big blacks. Ashley Wood makes backgrounds and things stand out a lot using those, and thin lines can't cover everything.

Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on November 30, 2015, 04:54:02 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/h8QYZrP.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/kJONWja.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/1HhjsIW.jpg)
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: Echo_River on November 30, 2015, 07:02:35 PM
Lines nice clean and cool Lego XD
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on December 01, 2015, 02:19:18 PM
Hahaha thanks. Man, I just wish I could pull of sketchy lines in the way I want to to make them look as cool, but I guess it's something one does after drawing proper lines.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on December 16, 2015, 01:23:48 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/gbQLY84.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/paKqWdP.jpg)

Back to drawing from photos, even though they always lull me into a false sense of security.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on December 20, 2015, 11:02:07 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/C4UAzEy.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/Oh2S9LU.jpg)
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on December 20, 2015, 03:40:28 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/zcevKSr.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/Ev8YV43.jpg)
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: DBNext on December 25, 2015, 08:20:12 AM
I really enjoy looking at your sketches. They're rough, but that's their charm. I also get the idea that you know exactly where you're going with them.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on January 01, 2016, 04:21:19 PM
Thanks DB. I don't really feeel great about them usually haha but I keep at it because it occupies my day. I hope I'm learning something at least
Spoiler
(http://i.imgur.com/Jb0epiH.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/OKJMGK5.jpg)
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on January 02, 2016, 04:02:14 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/ItiJMl6.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/KSSiiuB.jpg)

Back to 2 ink drawings a day. Proportion and skill varies widely, but I'm hoping I'm making some sort of progress. I don't want to jump into a drawing book just yet because I'm feeling really lazy, so I'll just be doing these as basic exercises
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on January 03, 2016, 10:14:33 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/SNwqNkc.jpg)

I started Figure Drawing For All It's Worth by Loomis... Again. This time I hope it takes like Fun With A Pencil.  The difficulty is no joke though for me haha.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on January 11, 2016, 09:48:15 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/n5KvMoJ.png)

Trying to gain some practical skills that are actually needed. I love drawing and black and white but I'm frustrated by being unable to make graphics or 2d models, so I'll be tutorial hopping to a more reasonable level (Used to do this in the first place but it just sort of petered out haha)
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: suupertramp on February 02, 2016, 03:15:36 PM
your work with faces has improved a lot now!
with the cup, the red circle looks a bit too round, did you add perspective to match the cup?
otherwise pretty cool job, did you use a vector program to draw it?
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on February 02, 2016, 05:20:06 PM
Yeah, I did it from a vector tutorial and it was more design oriented than accurate. It was still fun to do though. I used Inkscape
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: Killer B !!SAMA!! on February 04, 2016, 06:37:16 AM
its getting good lego  :ninja:
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: suupertramp on February 04, 2016, 12:09:40 PM
thought it might have been inkscape. i used it once but im not really a vector person.
one might use it to draw backgrounds for stuff, since buildings are mostly lines, it should be easier to get a good drawing with perspective and stuff using vectors.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on February 04, 2016, 01:43:37 PM
So I hear. I haven't touched the program in a while, but when I get to it i'll check out tutorials in that direction
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: suupertramp on February 04, 2016, 05:43:55 PM
me too lol. i have such a long list of skills to improve :P
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on May 06, 2016, 04:35:05 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/zoYnNKd.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/QuRsPyO.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/MYhOlUV.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/1sractK.jpg)

Went to a coffee shop and sketched random faces as they came by. I forget vital information too quickly, it's quite frustrating. Always makes me wonder what I lack to remember finer details like that. And forgot about the bicycles the most of them were moving along!
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: suupertramp on May 07, 2016, 12:20:00 PM
Quote
I forget vital information too quickly, it's quite frustrating. Always makes me wonder what I lack to remember finer details like that
we forget information that we dont understand. for instance, if i showed you a sentence in english, you would be able to write it again, even remembering the font for the most part if needed.
but if i showed you a japanese/chinese/russian/whatever you cant read sentence, you wouldnt be able to re-write it, even though the information is roughly the same, we ar enot used to the format.

its funny, you often comment what i am thinking or have been thinking the last few days, and a while back i started doing gesture drawings from memory, ie look for 30 seconds, draw for 30 seconds without looking up. its surprising after the first set you can still remember what you drew to a much higher level. i plan on doing it a lot more regularly to improve my visual database

but sketching people as they go by is a great idea, you get used to the movement as well, which is neveer the same when copying a photo :P you also got an expressive quick sketch style going on there, so keep it up. dont forget to be bolder with thicker lines and quick block shading to express stuff, you always tend to draw quite thin faint lines.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on May 08, 2016, 12:08:25 PM
Thanks for the tips man, and that gesture drawing thing sounds really interesting. Update me on how it goes please! Of course, I'm impatient to get really good, but any repeateable drawing excercise that yields some result without a doubt that stays with you till later I'd love to try. I'm actually studying stick figures too. I'll ask for your thoughts when I get the scans up
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: suupertramp on May 08, 2016, 02:15:13 PM
stick figures are alriiiiiiiiight, but generally doing normal gesture drawings you start to use them subconsciously for some parts. theres a lot of tutorials that i want to do explaining my own processes to either help people or to be critiqued on myself, but i have a sort of tutorial phobia, which explains why i havnt done the pen one :P

i have a theory that if you draw anything, you will get better at other areas, just because your experience is valid across fields. like if you drew nothing but cats for a whole year, you would be better at people portraits after. obviously i dont plan on testing such an outrageous theory, but it occasionally explains why i am better at something that i have put no effort or time in whatsoever.

because fundamentally, art is just lines (or form etc), and practicing lines will make you better at drawing other sorts of lines.

my new gesture drawing program is nearly at its first testable version, but theres lots of random buttons and stuff everywhere i need to make it neat before i can post it here :P

sorry for the order of thought on this one:
regarding my memory gesture drawing, i tested it almost 3 weeks ago, and i can still remember almost half of the poses i drew, enough to draw them completely again. i am trying to improve the memorization speed, at least down from 30 seconds to 15 or something. usually it takes me as long to remember it as it would to draw it, since i am actually drawing it completely in my mind first line by line. i occasionally close my eyes during the 30 seconds to see what i have remembered and then i can focus on the parts i have forgotten. negative space is a life saver as well. i still move my hands during the 30 seconds memorization time, usually in the air as if i am drawing,or by my side, still tracing the lines in the air. it helps me , at least. if its difficult you can try out only memorizing a small part of the picture, such as the basic line skeleton, or basic gesture pose, and gradually add more detail as you feel comfortable. you will probably fail really hard on the first few, but you improve really fast as you learn what details you actually need to look at to remember.

i can understand being impatient to get good, every now and then i look the the progress i have made, which is not bad, but i cant imagine myself getting as good as the huge artist i admire. it helps doing it as  a job, because you are doing it so much. i am almost thinking about leaving my job in a year or two and seriously cracking down on it big time, but i dont know if i actually want to do art as a full time job anyway, i think it would become less fun. but thats another story.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on May 10, 2016, 04:52:47 PM
You have some pretty interesting insights as always, dude. I'm still looking forward to that software for sure. Please send it? I have so many useless screenshots.

I'm still trying to gain insights into drawing lines, especially when drawing people instantly on the street haha.



Spoiler
(http://i.imgur.com/aOltfdH.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/nQ223Xd.jpg)

Stick figure failure! But I wanted to draw something haha. @tramp this is not what I was going to show you later
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: MK on May 11, 2016, 06:28:34 AM
Spoiler

(http://i.imgur.com/nQ223Xd.jpg)
Lego, your weapon of choice is wrong, you need a pencil, pen or brush (well any art media is fine but swords don't count)
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: suupertramp on May 30, 2016, 09:33:08 AM
@kenshin the pen is mightier than the sword........:P

as regards the gesture software, i think it might take more than a while before its working, im spending more time drawing and i generally code when the drawing goes downhill. you are probably better off using posemaniacs and similar sites for the time being, as am i :P

looking at how to animate books often helps with posing characters, since a manga panel is just a snap shot of an animation really, so the expressions are often exaggerated. try and make sure that every body part is deliberately in a place, not just by the side of the body etc.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on May 30, 2016, 04:49:00 PM
You know of any animation books you can recommend? And yeah, I've always thought of manga like that. I'm still cursed by the impulse to always make close up shots rather than establishing scenes though.

For the sake of hand eye coordination I'm trying various portraits again. To see progress takes a long while but I think it's something nice to have every day under my belt. I can't imagine what leaps I would've made if I stuck to doing that at least for the past years haha. In any case, I hope to keep up the pace this time.

(http://i.imgur.com/bpb9R0S.jpg)
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: suupertramp on May 31, 2016, 02:39:28 AM
something you might need to work on is quality of shading, i think your lines are a bit scruffy sometimes so it lowers the quality of your work. try to keep all the lines parallel, and make sure to start and end neatly at the edges of your area of shade.
of course there are other types of shading which are not parallel, but that seems to be the closest to what you are doing.
otherwise a nice portrait, try trying to sketch fainter so when you ink your lines you have just the one solid outline (even when sketching in ballpoint)
keep it up, any sort of practice will help you make improvements :P
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on June 01, 2016, 01:12:54 PM
I see. Haven't paid heed in these two drawings but I'll try seeing how that works out on the other drawings. Even though a ballpoint is still ink I get the same temptations I had from a pencil to work over the lines and the like.

(http://i.imgur.com/HcC9pLn.jpg)
This was from yesterday. The hair looks like stone. The eyes are out of sync.


(http://i.imgur.com/S5Ijj9l.jpg)
Really didn't enjoy today. The self loathing was set to 8, but I just went ahead and drew it. Horizontal flip taught me how badly I had lined everything up. Will need to watch out for that I guess.

Looking forward to the next failures! Mwahaha! *Breaks pen in two
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on June 04, 2016, 07:49:55 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/f1CyqpD.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/rfmqxPx.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/3Bmapps.jpg)

Business as usual

Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: suupertramp on June 05, 2016, 08:06:16 AM
thats a pretty decent middle one, a lot better than normal!
i assume it was referenced, but did you draw guidelines for that one and erase them or draw as-is? either way really cool :P
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on June 07, 2016, 12:55:12 PM
Thanks suuper. I got a lot of likes for that one on DA. Well, it is referenced, but I haven't used the blue pen line method in a long while. Still crippling my artistic progress by drawing only with ballpoint.

(http://i.imgur.com/9KLzvpg.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/CPS1TI7.jpg)
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on June 13, 2016, 05:32:52 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/D1tqaFE.jpg)

Been a bad week for portraits, but I haven't missed too many days at least. Details still intimidate me so I quickly dissolve into scribbling as usual, but I hope that after a while I'll make some form of level up or the other.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: The SlamJam on June 13, 2016, 11:33:54 PM
You're making some awesome progress mate!
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on June 15, 2016, 10:29:25 PM
Wonky eyes, proportions off. One of those days, but I started with Loomis... Again.
(http://i.imgur.com/VvKGaBZ.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/uzaSVAU.png)

Figure Drawing For All It's Worth 01
(http://i.imgur.com/q7EgKPT.png)
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on June 16, 2016, 04:54:02 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/Cu7IaC5.jpg)

Loomis 2
(http://i.imgur.com/dKHv6Et.jpg)

Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: suupertramp on June 17, 2016, 02:41:09 PM
nice studies. your faces are looking good, its just getting those pesky proportions right :P
i did look at loomis once, maybe i will try again as well :P
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on June 17, 2016, 02:52:39 PM
Yeah, proportions are a real issue. At least I can try to remember the 8-head-height division rules.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: suupertramp on June 17, 2016, 02:54:48 PM
yes having a method to dividing the proportions up helps, its a bit harder to keep those proportions when the character is in a pose though so watch out for that :P
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on June 18, 2016, 06:01:13 PM
Exactly. And when it goes into foreshortening and the likes it's a whole different can of worms haha.

(http://i.imgur.com/pO4I9Uo.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/tg41djm.jpg)


Loomis

(http://i.imgur.com/HgViGjL.jpg)

http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt23/legomaestro/IMG_20160618_0003.jpg

Very wonky days, but I got them done I guess. This is where I keep on quitting Figure Drawing For All It's Worth because it pissed me off how perfect the example figures were. Already reached this page three times before. This time I'll just continue along and take what I can from what I read and saw on the page. Sigh.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on June 19, 2016, 07:52:02 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/um5f6br.jpg)

Loomis. Did not go well at all

(http://i.imgur.com/zX8ZLeu.png)

Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: MahluaandMilk on June 19, 2016, 09:15:52 PM
(http://imgur.com/zvljink)

Same, bruh. (Offers a sympathetic pat on the back.)
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: suupertramp on June 20, 2016, 03:51:05 PM
nice work again lego. you're certainly churning them out this time!

if your drawings are skewed (especially all the same way), then youve got a bit of basic co-ordination problem. my drawings started to skew a year a go and i didnt notice for ages :P
i think posture makes a difference, if you look at your paper at an angle, you tend to draw so it looks right to you, but then you move and realize how skewed you have been drawing. like you may have seen some people who write/draw with their heads on their desk, that is very comfortable, but you get some serious skew that way.
give it a look over and see if that is you, because that is one of the easiest things to fix :P
another basic problem is that you are not perceiving vertical and horizontal properly. i draw with a tilted head so this is me :P make sure your first basic guidelines are perfectly horizontal/vertical/straight and you may find your drawings are more upright :P
also drawing slower (with more analysis along the way) can have a large impact as well. when i draw slower i notice this as well.
hope one of them helps!
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: MahluaandMilk on June 20, 2016, 04:22:45 PM
Wow, Suuper, now that you pointed it out, I realize that I do the same thing and that explains so much. :ohmy:

I guess having so many sketchbooks and not having had a proper drawing desk for years will do that to you.

Anyway, lego, on the upside, your contour lines are still way better than anything I could pull off at my current level.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on June 20, 2016, 05:12:05 PM
Thanks a lot Mahlua, also for understanding the pain haha. Yeah, a drawing desk is really a life saver on that front. In fact I still need to find something to prop my work against rather than having a simple flat surface. I hope you find what you're looking for...



@suuper I sure wish I read that earlier, I guess I'll have to see what happens with the next attempt.

I have a very bad but the only effective method for me when it comes to dealing with problems I can't understand: I just rush through it. As I've said I've tried this particular Loomis book several times and quit because I simply could not get past the first pages. It's a really bad idea, but I'd rather have my severly flawed draw-through attempt of the book rather than claim that I'll eventually get to it somewhere down the line. I just wont haha.

I'll try to pay attention to my posture though. I hope that helps.



(http://i.imgur.com/NvZbQ8t.jpg)

Loomis


In other news my lack of 3d perception is severely crippling in terms of understanding these pages haha. I wish I could but it just doesn't happen. Well, I hope I get some proportion from this at least.


(http://i.imgur.com/YhXuBEa.jpg)
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: suupertramp on June 23, 2016, 03:31:10 PM
@lego better sooner than later :P

i wonder...................................................................................hmmmmmmmmm
regarding proportions, do you use guidelines a lot?
and i wonder if you can draw circles/curves well? i think you dont draw smooth curves much and this might be how you are holding your pen or some other thing which is preventing your from getting those nice curved lines......
-when you draw with ballpoint, do you find it hard to get a faint line?
-does the ink come out at full opacity with minimal pressure, or do you have a fair amount of control?
im wondering if i have reached a wrong conclusion about something at some point.
keep up the effort, and speeding through a problem is probably not the best way of improving at it, although if it works for you then keep at it :P
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: Killer B !!SAMA!! on June 25, 2016, 10:12:31 PM
Oh lego that girl ur making my nose bleed hhhmmmmm it has its style i just feel it keep that style leg its epic  :hmm:
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on June 26, 2016, 07:58:53 PM
Yeah well, it's the cosplayer who is amazing. But thanks Killer B haha

@suuper Haha, I'm not mentally disabled if that's what you're getting at, just really can't be bothered to slave at my drawings too long. It just gets too annoying and I leave things be. I can change opacity when I want, and I've done those line and arc excercises quite a bit - from drawabox.

Yeah, definitely not the way to improve. One has to take their time with these things and study the drawings carefully, but I just don't have that skill. Just the recent Loomis pages made me not draw for two days straight because of how daunting they were.

I'll just continue slumping along I guess. Maybe I'll pick some things up, maybe I'll not. Just got to see I suppose.
(http://i.imgur.com/AUFtFzv.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/R0lcqmC.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/TlnuHnQ.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/wu73vnh.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/StWiFKp.jpg)

Loomis
Spoiler
(http://i.imgur.com/IGvZwrL.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/npZRXUe.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/SoC79qR.jpg)
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: MahluaandMilk on June 26, 2016, 08:23:01 PM
The guy running away and throwing his pencil is me. I know it's also you, but it's me. Perspective is death.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on June 27, 2016, 05:40:22 AM
It is a common pain.

(http://i.imgur.com/AltFsci.jpg)

Loomis

(http://i.imgur.com/dsMYyTK.jpg)
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: suupertramp on June 27, 2016, 05:31:12 PM
the bolder lined ones were quite expressive, well done.

I'm not mentally disabled if that's what you're getting at, just really can't be bothered to slave at my drawings too long.
haha no sorry i didnt meant that at all, i meant more like i think the pen always seemed bold, i wondered if you were having trouble sketching your first lines faintly, meaning that the drawing based off those lines would be skewed/wrong. if youre confident you have the opacity control and just dont normally put the effort in then thats fine, i just had to double check so i wasnt giving the wrong advice :P
in that case it might have been the scans looked a bit wierd to me, or my monitor is off coloured or something silly :P

for perspective, i just treat everything as a cube, and it generally works out :P
looks like you've got the hang of it from the last few so thats great!
also with practice eventually you dont have to draw all the guidelines out every time as certain camera angles you will use more than others, so its something that can still be improved at, even once you understand it fully :P
although i have a tendency to think that i can do it with less guidelines than i actually need :P

Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on June 28, 2016, 10:03:14 PM
Ballpoints are awesome in that you can really lightly sketch and then work over those. I may just need to work with a free flowing pen though if it looks so weird.

Yeah, I was trying to unlock that ability by doing the 1,000 cubes thing, but I guess speeding through things does nothing for grasping a concept. I should've just worked on drawing 1 perfect cube after meditation or something hahaha.

I got some wins, but I'm hopelessly out of my depth haha.

(http://i.imgur.com/x5BGGkn.jpg)

Loomis. I love how he can draw the human figure with great proportions and then add detail to them. Amazing artist.

After training on building characters on the image, he works with vanishing points that come from off the image and I'm immediately lost naturally haha. I love you perspective.

Failed and moving on!

(http://i.imgur.com/W2vIEMc.jpg)
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: suupertramp on June 29, 2016, 02:31:56 AM
ahaha the john and mary problems, i remember those :P
i think it might be you scan in black and white, not greyscale, so the sketchy lines look darker than they should, leading to my confusion :P but never mind as long as they are faint for you :P
i think speed is a crucial aspect of drawing, especially for manga/professional work, but at the same time i think you can only go fast once you get what you are doing. i would recommend picking a drawing that you have not drawn as well as you would have liked recently, and trying to redraw it, spending more time than usual. when you draw at your maximum, you can easily identify the next step you need to take in piproving you skill. but speeding through things, you can easily make mistakes that your full skill level would have avoided, if you get what i mean, so it makes more work for you :P
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on June 30, 2016, 04:43:10 PM
Yeaup, I do that a lot before I even post anything. I know what my problems are: Remembering things. If I could remember the way even eyes looked from the countless photos I've been drawing I'd have levelled up on that aspect at least. Breaking down images is also an issue. Proportions. 3d. Yeaup. There's a bunch.

(http://i.imgur.com/8wehMrL.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/RoCOTF8.jpg)

Loomis

(http://i.imgur.com/C0NUVAV.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/7SfU3nV.jpg)
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: suupertramp on June 30, 2016, 05:04:20 PM
I know what my problems are: Remembering things.
that is so exactly me!

nice face studies again, i think to improve, try and focus on the angles of the lines, so when you draw parts of the face etc, you will be able to get it more realistic. after each line, double check that you have drawn what you are looking at. better to fix it sooner than later. hope that helps a bit :P
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on July 01, 2016, 08:29:13 PM
I love focusing on one area and then forgetting to proportion the rest. I love it when my brain just nopes out of paying attention to the detail or finds an urgent task that really needs to be done on the side right now when I'm drawing.

(http://i.imgur.com/N3maZmU.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/Mz9ax7G.jpg)

Loomis


I also love it when I draw in a slant. *flips table*

(http://i.imgur.com/wfz0yya.jpg)
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: suupertramp on July 02, 2016, 09:17:07 AM
@lego out of interest, what reference do you use when drawing, is it a particular person or style, because the clothes are all very similarly styled and i was just wondering :P

but nice again, i think your detail work with clothes is getting better :P

and....DAT SLANT :P
just goes to show what you one is capable of when not concentrating, i need to be careful or i do the same. ironically, if you just rotate the picture, everything is fine, so really its not as bad as it could have been :P
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on July 02, 2016, 07:26:35 PM
I need to have more tools on the table I think. I wanted to be able to train my hand and eyes to be straight as lasers, but I think this is really where tools come in haha. I'll try with the basic school instrument with the ruler, protacter and 15 cm ruler

I use pinterest for reference, and love the steampunk cosplays that I find there. Some *cough* other cosplays too.

Dat Slant was horrid man. I have no excuse haha.

(http://i.imgur.com/t3qsqZq.jpg)

Loomis

(http://i.imgur.com/ursotdY.jpg)
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: The SlamJam on July 03, 2016, 02:33:51 AM

(http://i.imgur.com/t3qsqZq.jpg)

 :ohmy: :ohmy: I REALLLY LIKE THIS  :heart:

Fantastic job. We're all gonna make it bruh.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: suupertramp on July 03, 2016, 03:01:13 AM
We're all gonna make it bruh.
agreed. we are all in this together, and i so totally cant wait until we are all super good :P

@lego ahhhh i should have figured it was steam punk. that latest one is a lot better around the face area for proportions , and the lines are a little different, did you draw it larger, or use a different pen? because it looks good you need to keep that style :P
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on July 07, 2016, 12:09:34 AM
Haha it's the same ballpoint I've been using. I just had a good day haha. Thanks man. And yeah the pins I follow on pinterest are really good for that.

@Jamie thanks dude. It's all referenced, of course!

Finally caught up to a backlog of drawing that was really bothering me. Quality worse than normal, but meh. At least I'm back on the track... I hope.
Spoiler
(http://i.imgur.com/hsgd6xR.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/WGvMes9.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/MFMCuoO.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/15SnDVO.jpg)
Loomis
Spoiler
(http://i.imgur.com/J8uc8y7.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/GMjLN6y.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/c5pYl4L.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/YUmJJVz.jpg)
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: Killer B !!SAMA!! on July 07, 2016, 07:11:31 AM
Perspective huh very nice realism there i like the last and the girl with the gas mask is good too the constructions are getting better too hhha im impressed on the face lego theres a construction for realistic too hha  :tongue:
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: Miska on July 07, 2016, 07:23:45 AM
I see steampunks  :D
Very nice sketches!
Andrew Loomis' books are great for study/practise. Have you read drawing the head and hands from him? His way of drawing heads seems to be great and it's said to be the only one that works perfectly for drawing from any angle possible. 
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on July 07, 2016, 03:09:12 PM
Steampunk is life

Thanks Miska, his books are pretty dated and I'm not sure if there are easier ones out there, but Fun With A Pencil was a great one to work with. I just set a small daily goal and let it rip. If anything it's a great feeling when you'Re done.

I've seen Drawing Heads and Hands. If this ever possibly gets finished I hope to be able to take that on too. I really hope to level up after that one, at least.

Yeah, there's this great comic artist who used Loomis and Hogarth quite a bit, so I respect his skills. Dude was a beast.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: Miska on July 07, 2016, 08:05:56 PM
Yeah, there's this great comic artist who used Loomis and Hogarth quite a bit, so I respect his skills. Dude was a beast.
Who is it?
Drawing head and hands is the only book i've read, only browsed fast through the others.
Proko's videos on youtube are awesome. I think he does great job explaining Loomis' way of drawing. I have never been bored when watching his videos  :D
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on July 09, 2016, 01:30:03 PM
That would be Alex Ross - the name slipped from my head during posting - and apparently he even brought one of Loomis' last books to life! http://www.printmag.com/daily-heller/alex-ross-on-andrew-loomis/

I never heard of that one, and it looks pretty fun.

I hear a lot of praise for Proko's stuff. Right now I'm on a book run though, because youtube videos are great but the temptation to open other tabs or wander away, pause e.t.c defeats the purpose. I'm so spazzy like that. Maybe if I download them haha.

(http://i.imgur.com/XFGLx2l.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/3To5pmb.jpg)

Loomis

(http://i.imgur.com/YUmJJVz.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/fCbyPyk.jpg)


The slant again.

I've pretty much faked understanding the perspective here. I get what he wants to achieve with the arcs, but actually seeing these figures in 3d space doesn't work. I just placed the lines as I thought they would best work. I don't see the cylinders or volumes in the shapes.

I don't know if I can train it, but I understand how useful perspective is more than ever. Loomis is a beast. I pretty much gave up on this second page, but I finally acknolwedged it.

Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: Ryan on July 09, 2016, 02:34:17 PM
That would be Alex Ross - the name slipped from my head during posting - and apparently he even brought one of Loomis' last books to life! http://www.printmag.com/daily-heller/alex-ross-on-andrew-loomis/

I never heard of that one, and it looks pretty fun.

I hear a lot of praise for Proko's stuff. Right now I'm on a book run though, because youtube videos are great but the temptation to open other tabs or wander away, pause e.t.c defeats the purpose. I'm so spazzy like that. Maybe if I download them haha.
Spoiler
(http://i.imgur.com/XFGLx2l.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/3To5pmb.jpg)

Loomis

(http://i.imgur.com/YUmJJVz.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/fCbyPyk.jpg)



The slant again.

I've pretty much faked understanding the perspective here. I get what he wants to achieve with the arcs, but actually seeing these figures in 3d space doesn't work. I just placed the lines as I thought they would best work. I don't see the cylinders or volumes in the shapes.

I don't know if I can train it, but I understand how useful perspective is more than ever. Loomis is a beast. I pretty much gave up on this second page, but I finally acknolwedged it.

I'm confident you'll be able to learn perspective, or rather, train it. Do you have any other books on perspective?
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on July 09, 2016, 02:38:27 PM
The one recommended by Loomis terrified me to all hell. I haven't looked into any others. Pitch me some if you know of any and I'll take a look at their pages.

I actually have How To Draw by Scott Robertson which goes deeply into mechanical drawing and has some nice 3d tips there, just haven't gotten into it yet.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: suupertramp on July 10, 2016, 05:13:02 AM
man lego youre posting so much stuff i cant keep up haha :P
it looks like your slant is getting better, although i know from my own experience it comes and goes when it pleases :P
yeah i sort of learnt perspective in school and didnt get it at all, but when i came back to it the second time it made a lot more sense. if you keep it up you will get better, although i think practise will help you get the hang of it, more than copying other stings, because it forces you to work out the perspective, and if you get it wrong, you now know one way to not do it :P
thats the stance ive taken with inking and colouring now, just get it finished and focus on a complete flow through to the end product, rather than keep improving the sketch phase :P
keep it up, you're doing more now than ever before!
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on July 13, 2016, 07:32:40 AM
Haha so you claim! I've seen the monstrous projects you've been doing on your Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQui90Fdul7Rg84z_oWB64w)

I definitely need to have more Sketchup lessons from you.

The slant does come and go when it wants, but there's something to be said about being conscious about a problem for sure. I try what I can to keep things straight.

I actually have questions on that front: I don't think I know how to use rulers to keep my drawings proper 90 degree straight on my page. Embarrasing but there it is. Heck, protracotrs have been useless to me pretty much too haha.

That's a philosophy I can stand behind for sure. I'm bad with learning things by theory, and if anything my inner editor can immediately tell when something is off at least. So I might have to go Edison and learn how NOT to do perspective several times before I even learn to do it right.


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Loomis

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Landmarks. How could I have forgotten about those too. People mentioned those once or twice but I totally filtered it out. If there's something I want to learn before anatomy, it's landmarks, because it lets my lazy self 'cheat' anatomy by knowing where bones and muscles affect the way a figure looks.

They're so many to memorize, but even a well placed collar bone does wonders for a drawing. I love how expressive Kubo Tite's hands, arms and legs look because of landmarks. Definitely less indimidating than learning everything in a human body.

I don't like how little going over a page does though. Damn, Loomis. This book works better for people who've already started working out these sorts of things. I'm just using it as a flashlight to illuminate some areas I could possibly learn. There's no ways I'm levelling up my actual drawing skills through this pass, but I'm glad I'm about to reach the 50 page mark.

Hoping I get to continue.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: MahluaandMilk on July 13, 2016, 11:37:50 AM
Bruh just looking at your sketch of the landmarks I feel like I learned a little something. Sweet. Yeah, I have kind of been using my own form of landmarks for a while, but more in the sense of proportion and where things naturally fall. I haven't really figured out much how to draw from behind, but I figure this little cheat here may help me with that.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on July 14, 2016, 07:40:47 AM
Haha, I'm glad those could be helpful in some way. They're a tonne of them though


When you mess up female eyes forget about the rest

(http://i.imgur.com/WlqYD0P.jpg)



Loomis

(http://i.imgur.com/yNGQjol.jpg)
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: Echo_River on July 14, 2016, 10:57:17 AM
I think you captured the perspective well on the first drawing O:
The eyes look pretty good though by themselves. If you were going to fix it, I think the smaller eyes would suit the face better. It looks nice on the whole!
*smitten by the realistic touch of it.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on July 17, 2016, 12:26:46 PM
Thanks Echo!

Haha well I should probably work with more realistic drawings: I just like cosplays too much haha.

(http://i.imgur.com/WlqYD0P.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/54uPOvy.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/ceVPL2B.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/SAPnp7V.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/bGoseRu.jpg)

I'd love reaching a time where I never feel apprehensive about drawing from a reference image. I thought it'd be second nature to me but I'm always worried about proportion and stuff haha. Maybe I need to cool off with figure drawing or something.




Loomis

(http://i.imgur.com/RSzNYuq.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/2BTIpUw.jpg)

Guh, had another catching up session that was... Functional. Girls really are the hardest to draw. The rules are different in small but important ways that I really need to figure out.

This book is pretty extensive. I have no words.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: MahluaandMilk on July 17, 2016, 12:34:33 PM
Girls are indeed hard. I've been working on figuring out the subtleties of their form for quite a while now as well. I think it has to do with all the curves that while you're drawing make you think it's too thin, especially if you've been working on the male form for a long while.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on July 17, 2016, 12:45:35 PM
Exacta
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: DBNext on July 18, 2016, 03:47:32 PM
Great to see you've been studying up on anatomy.
It's always nice to see your character designs.
This is something I noticed by going over some of your newest sketches; it seems to me that whenever you draw characters in small sizes (multiple ones on a single sheet of paper), you always get the anatomy right, but whenever you try doing big, detailed pieces, the anatomy sort of gets jumbled up and you end up with awkward bodies. It's a lot easier to spot and correct errors when looking at a small drawing, at least that's how I see it.
I suffer from this problem a lot, and I thought I'd share a workaround I've been doing. Instead of going straight to drawing on a big canvas, I draw the body/pose that I have in mind in a really small size. Once I'm satisfied, I scan it, blow it up digitally, decrease its transparency to the point where I can just about see it, and print it out. Then I trace over it, going in for details. I'm always against tracing, but when it's your work that you're tracing, you can never go wrong :D
Keep it up, and let me know if you need any help. I kind of miss those cheap tutorials I used to cook up lol.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on July 20, 2016, 12:24:23 PM
More like just going through Loomis. I cna't really call these studies because I'm just taking down the pages rather than repeating what I'm learning. I do hope I learn a bit though. And thanks. Remember, everything here is pretty much referenced.

I can't measure the proportions for close up shops that well. It's really a problem. That blowing up thing may be a solution for a piece I really want to get right. I'll keep it in mind man, thanks.

Haha you were always a boss at those DB. When I continue work on my comic again I'll be sure to ask for some tips. Thanks for taking the time to comment


(http://i.imgur.com/MKeIBzc.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/04x4Sl7.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/vQidedz.jpg)
Loomis

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Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: Killer B !!SAMA!! on July 21, 2016, 01:56:32 AM
pretty studies there dude thats really good i see the part and why theres no pinpoint to the parts so u can get familiar on it more the parts.Pretty well drawn there but its somewhat,fast drawn i think hha the scapula is one that i noticed attractive hah the shapes are good meanwhile the portrait and some sketches is good too,impressive hands there hhhaa im just getting the feeling that im incomplete wihout skeletal parts haha  :tongue:
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on July 24, 2016, 07:54:28 PM
Thanks Killer B. Well good for you man haha, I'm just no good at remembering these parts. There's just so much information at once my mind just blanks out and I can't follow every single body part. I'll see if that improves down the line.

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I've had some catching up to do.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: Killer B !!SAMA!! on July 25, 2016, 05:52:11 AM
nice sketch leg
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on July 25, 2016, 05:53:02 AM
Thanks Killer B

(http://i.imgur.com/YWFF0YW.jpg)

Loomis

(http://i.imgur.com/BmK6VC6.jpg)

Messed up the knee position in the last one.

Cant quite make out all the divisions for each individual muscle

Bottom left doodle is from Loomis
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: Killer B !!SAMA!! on July 25, 2016, 06:51:46 AM
pretty good studies dude like the way the muscles drawn hha your getting better men the first sketch with the owl too btw is it traditional dude? hah :tongue: :tongue: :tongue:
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: suupertramp on August 16, 2016, 06:16:03 AM
great output and studies as always lego, i think cosplay is a great thing to study, because when drawing manga, that is what we will be drawing :P

as for upright lines, i generally use this trick for quick straight lines, you can also use it to check if a line is straight
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Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on August 27, 2016, 12:21:43 PM
Indeed. I'll need to look for many more at a point.

My scanner decided to die on me when I desperately needed it, so I've been continuing the loomis book on the side. Right now I'm four days behind again, but I'm glad to be able to scan my drawings again. Guess I cna't help but try to show my progress, even though it's pretty horrible stuff.

That trick is almost witchcraft, Suuper! You're really full of gems man. Cheers, I'll keep it in mind.


Dump alert

Daily ink drawings

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Loomis. I've decided for the later pages to only draw what I can actually construct myself, because I'm barely learning anything following what I see on the book, rather than understanding how things are constructed. I'm so frustrated that I haven't learnt much anatomy even though it feels like I should've. My memory just sucks too much for such things.

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Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: suupertramp on August 28, 2016, 04:30:24 AM
i know what you mean about memory, i have a real trouble memorizing anything too. i think instead of trying to learn a lot, just focus on one small point, be it an arm, or just one muscle in an arm, but focus on the same thing every day rather than moving on. chances are much higher you will be able to memorize it.

eventually you remember a whole lot of different points and they help you when drawing. thats sort of working for me, but its slow going :P

your loomis ones are really well drawn, especially the first 3 pages !

as for your daily ink drawings, its great to see so much output, but i would love to see more detail in the drawings, especially the wrinkles and folds on the clothes, which will help when you construct your own clothes as well.

Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on August 28, 2016, 08:28:02 AM
As far as I can tell I can only make wrinkles when I understand the underlying form. I can only understand the underlying form when I know anatomy. Then I'm back to square one. Dunno where to start on that front.

The worst thing is even if I memorize say a hand I can't rotate it in space in my mind. Just so many fundamentals to grind it's downright depressing

As far as detail is concerned I really feel its useless without knowing what I'm drawing in the first place. All the pretty painstaking shading in the world won't save a drawing with bad proportions and perspective in space. Makeup on a pig and all that.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: Coryn on August 28, 2016, 10:21:02 AM
Remember Lego, reference photos are your friend. Even top level artists use them. And I don't mean simply copying other people's work. Grab a friend, a camera, and have them do a bunch of stuff while you take pictures.

As for as things like a hand, keep a mirror nearby, or take a photo of your own hand.

Even Leonardo had some model for the Mona Lisa
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: suupertramp on August 28, 2016, 03:35:51 PM
wow lego you always say what i am thinking.

the underlying form: yes, me too, thats why i did millions of gesture drawings and studies to grasp that form. keep it up and you will get the hang of it :P

rotating stuff in space: damn yeah me too, after drawing for a while i can sometimes do it, but again it takes a lot of knowledge to build up a 3d model in your head so more studies will improve that as well.

i see what you mean about the details. thats true to an extent, but i think if you dont add any details, you arent practicing getting it wrong either. i cant really explain it well but if you dont practice it at all, you wont improve at all. what i sometimes do, is practice different stages of art (sketching/inking/colouring) on other peoples work, to skip the stages that i am bad at. for example, colouring lineaarts skips any problems you have with drawing because you have a "perfect" lineart to practice. i sometimes practice inking over linearts as well, and i improved quite a bit, which i could then apply to my sketches, and i could see why i wasnt able to get a high quality previously was the quality of my sketches, not my inking skill.
try grabbing a random picture off the internet, like of a person in t-shirt and jeans, and just sketching a new outfit over the top. thats something that im trying to do this very moment in fact, but with my own pre-drawn poses (doesnt that defeat the purpose?- i dont know).

hope some of that made sense, keep it up and well done as always, it looks like we are both dealing with the same sort of problems, i will let you know if any of my solutions work wonders :P

and coryn is totally right, even pros use reference so its not wrong to use it. although i dont want to believe it haha :P
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on September 01, 2016, 11:20:21 PM
Going through a short ebook on drawing cartoons and comics. I want to grind the absolute basics again, because Loomis always leaves me feeling so stretched out in territory I have no idea where to start from. Trying to put drawing from photos on hold for a bit tell I learn more of this stuff

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Loomis

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Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on September 02, 2016, 08:26:10 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/pBN9xNG.jpg)

Loomis
(http://i.imgur.com/PvEO1Bi.jpg)

Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: Killer B !!SAMA!! on September 03, 2016, 06:49:07 AM
so youre studying all about animation dude haha let me give you more principles

1drag
2anticipation
3follow thru
4ease in ease out
5staging or thumbnails
6timing
7exageration
8pose to pose
9arc or path of action
10dynamic
11coution
hha
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: suupertramp on September 03, 2016, 08:57:19 AM
understanding animation does indeed help when drawing still shots, actually its harder since you need to define the whole motion on a single frame. thats why manga tends to be to expressive, because a lot is going on "at the same time"

good studies, the expression on the torso/pillow thing was quite good
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on September 03, 2016, 09:49:08 AM
I forgot to reply to your earlier post suuper. I'll try to keep the outfit thing in mind, but perhaps more for my own mannequins and figures than anything. More than clothing on limbs though it's the underlying skeletons that are something else.

And yeah, I've seen how important it is to think of motion when it comes to drawing, and I think I'm definitely going down the toon route rather than very humanoid looking characters. I just need that level of characterisation and caricature to do what I want.

It's from a book I'm learning from so none of the work is mine! Just a heads up.

@Killer B haha I thought you were reading directly from the book. The next step was indeed anticipation. The book is only 30 pages so not much to have to go through.

(http://i.imgur.com/cvMkcR8.jpg)


Loomis
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I went through more pages than I usually do in the day, because I really want to be done with this book. I have a lot of daily routines where I nickle dime my progress, but I feel I need just a little extra push to aim for goals rather than to endlessly train. I know learning never stops, but I can do a little more than I give for myself. I'll at least have less guilt for when I miss some days.

Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on September 04, 2016, 03:07:17 PM
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Loomis

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Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: Killer B !!SAMA!! on September 05, 2016, 05:03:59 AM
thats a lot of studies leg haha amazing
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on September 06, 2016, 03:29:23 PM
Thanks Killer B.

(http://i.imgur.com/EEDjECD.jpg)

Loomis

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Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: Vio on September 06, 2016, 03:39:08 PM
These are looking good, Lego.  ;D

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So, how long until we start seeing your characters posing Jojo style? :ninja:

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Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on September 06, 2016, 03:48:41 PM
(http://img-9gag-fun.9cache.com/photo/aNKge3G_460s.jpg)

Bahahaha. I'm not that far gone yet.

Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on September 07, 2016, 01:24:58 PM
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Loomis

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Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on September 08, 2016, 12:58:13 AM
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Loomis

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Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on September 16, 2016, 12:26:36 AM
Loomis - Figure Drawing for All It's Worth: Finished
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I made a pretty long post about finishing this book, but it all boiled down to: Go ahead and do tutorials and read books as reference, but the most important learning for art is through experience: Just draw, draw, draw  and keep an eye on the world and you'll be fine.

Man it was a long post. Dammit MR.

I'm happy that I managed to finish this. It was eating my life and I was going to jus tbe doing a page a day for a while but decided to burn through it and here I am muhuhehehehehehe.

Sigh.

I wish I could say my art improved as a result, but while I did observe some things, that's still a road yet to be travelled.

Cheers.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: The SlamJam on September 24, 2016, 10:27:51 PM
your art improved drammatically since starting loomis. Well done!
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: Gabryel on September 25, 2016, 07:30:30 AM
very nice studies :) keep it up!
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on September 25, 2016, 09:12:28 AM
Thanks Gabryel, and cheers Jamie! It was really a struggle, but I do hope I learnt something from it
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: Killer B !!SAMA!! on October 02, 2016, 04:44:31 AM
oh  i havent looked into this massive studies its amazing leg how much time have u spent on this  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on October 02, 2016, 07:07:10 AM
Thanks Killer B. It took about 2 months give or take. I'm still tired out by it all to be honest haha. I haven't gotten back on the study horse for ages since then.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on November 12, 2016, 04:33:17 PM
Feeling rusty on all fronts, so I'm getting some tracing paper and attempting something similar to The Insane Massive Training Project. I'll just be tracing to try to get a feel for how the manga pages are made. The panels, the dialogue boxes, the placement of the characters e.t.c

I miss the pen drawings too. I'll see if I have it in me to try that out.
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Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on February 14, 2017, 01:12:37 PM
I found a super long tutorial on how to draw hands. I'll jump in and off of it when I find the motivation.

https://design.tutsplus.com/tutorials/human-anatomy-fundamentals-how-to-draw-hands--cms-21440

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Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on March 09, 2017, 08:07:40 PM
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After a legendary drought, I decided I needed to grind basics again. I'm going for 10,000 stick figures or mannequins this time.

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Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: Gabryel on March 14, 2017, 05:42:29 AM
Oh wow 10k?! Good job on the first 100 anyway, and my respect to your determination :D From what I saw of you, I'd say your stickmen are already very good. Stuff like the last ones are probarbly more what you could need practicing, to get your brain to understand the forms around the sticks. Favs are 23 and 24, looking smooth!
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on April 23, 2017, 12:16:41 AM
Thanks for the comments Gabryel. I definitely need to work more on emotion and proportion than just doing the stick figures as they are, and I did try to do what I could, but I can only hope that I have learned a little something.

As far as determination goes: It's the complete opposite. I was feeling completely unable and unwilling to draw or even write, so I said I just go ahead and do this.

45 days later, I finally did it haha.


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I finally drew 10,000 stick figures.

Between bus rides, lunch breaks and waiting for the train and cafe visits I drew stick figures. I checked out some youtube videos (Surprisingly useful stuff there) and internet image searches to inspire myself, but otherwise made sure to just draw. Some were mannequinish, some were scribbles, some somewhere in the middle. Several wrong, I guess, but in the end, I counted them all and drew them all.



I had off weeks, I had great days, I had more of 'meh' days where I knew the task and did it without complaint. Something that is phenomenal for a noob artist like me, because as much as I love drawing, it is quite the angst-filled road for me.
 
I've come to accept as I've mentioned in earlier grinds, after finishing loomis and tracing 200 pages of Bleach that I'll never 'level up' or at least become a badass great artist. It just won't happen, dudes, and duddettes. Passable, maybe, but that ideal that I have at least shall never be grasped, and that sucks all kinds of lemons, but fine, deal, where do I go from there?

I looked for an excercise that 'could be useful technically' but also 'fun', and that was the stick figures grind. Just as I like to participate in NaNoWrimo to write bad novels, I wanted to draw simplistic things just to have something flowing.



Ah, I wish I could describe the entire process better. I have learned so much from the whole thing that I'll be talking about it for days on end, and I do think it's changed my mindset in a big way.




Sadly: I've realized that only I can motivate myself to draw. I'm too screwed over by self deprecation to be able to take critique and grind it out like the pros do to improve my art. I can only draw what I want to draw and do what I want to do.

Happily: I'm really interested in collaborations and the like now. Knowing my level in art and my wishes, I can finally look at great art and appreciate it without comparing myself to it.  It's sort of like i've been learning in Sociology: 'The Frustrating Fact of Society' (literally translated from German) - An individual has individual wants and needs, but all humans require society. So sure, I pull up my collars and say 'I'm a lone wolf and want to do art my way' But i'll still need to participate in the community.

Otherwise I'd be writing this entire thing in my journal and post to myself, pat myself in the back and look in the mirror and have a conversation with myself.

... Hmmm... That could be an idea.



In any case, the milestone has been passed, the deed has been done. Hell yes.
 
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: KeanFox on April 23, 2017, 04:52:15 AM
Lego after drawing 10,000 stick figures.
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But seriously Great work!
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on April 23, 2017, 02:13:29 PM
Oh that is amazing.

ONE STIIIICK

Haha I've found a new avatar.

Thanks Kean. It was an experience.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: Ryan on April 26, 2017, 04:29:43 AM
I like to think that you did an ode for every person who has ever said "I can't even draw a stick figure."

I can't wait to hear more about what you learned from it.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on April 30, 2017, 04:44:42 AM
Thanks Ryan! But like I said there's no drastic level up here, let alone any hair loss haha.

If there's something to mention is that it trained my resistance to monotony a little. My latest project is drawing from life as I'm in the bus, train or whenever I can to train my eye to pick out small objects. I'd been doing this a while when I first came here and always played with the idea, but always dropped off.

After the stick figures grind though, it's been a matter of course.

3d forms refuse to compute as always, and the time I have to be able to pick out an object is quite quite slim, but the frustration is not as bad as it used to be. I'm not excited as I draw, but a little numbed by the pain that I used to have.

I have a mantra too 'If I'm too scared to draw it, I'll try it out.' #

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Not that there isn't a lot of self-swearing going on.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: MahluaandMilk on April 30, 2017, 03:49:50 PM
I did post some complicated images to use as reference in the background workshop, so that might help you continue with the 3d exercises. I look forward to seeing what you'd do with it.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on April 30, 2017, 05:09:42 PM
That sounds like a plan...  For some reason your images aren't showing on my PC though. Gotta use incognito mode to load them I think. That happens to me sometimes with suupertramps' images haha.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: MahluaandMilk on April 30, 2017, 10:12:07 PM
That's weird. I'm just using Photobucket, as always.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on May 02, 2017, 06:34:58 PM
Photoshop can be really weird like that...



So I'm on a new stage of drawing, but it's no fun at all. I'm just drawing from life, trying to fill every second I can with looking at whatever is before me, whether my hand or impossible architecture out the window and drawing it.

Having an mp3 player is proving to be helpful sometimes, but oh my word there is an almost physical pain in my brain when I try to draw things I feel completely unable to comprehend, especially the more industrial things.

I had a pretty long day, but in the end it was interesting I suppose. I honestly don't know what exactly to focus on or get to next other than shoes, hands and buildings though, so I'll just keep at it.


Incoming sketch dump

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Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: KeanFox on May 02, 2017, 10:03:05 PM
Good work on the hands. Love all the background drawings  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: MahluaandMilk on May 03, 2017, 12:49:44 AM
Hmm...this seems like a really cool exercise. I think I might start going around town doing the same, like I did when I found all those neat photos. It might do me a little good to get back into the game. Besides, I still have a sketchbook or two that could use some filling up. Thank you for the inspiration.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on May 03, 2017, 12:51:26 AM
Cheers Mahlua, like I said in the other post you have more of the mindset for this sort of thing so I think you'll level up pretty well when you get at it. Will be looking forward to your stuff!

@Keane thank you!
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: Gabryel on May 03, 2017, 09:20:42 AM
Your hand studies are getting better! Keep it up!

For the next step, you could try what my father taught me. He broke down the hand into cubes and cylinders, or told me to draw simplified skeleton hands to grasp the movements of the fingers.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: Ryan on May 12, 2017, 12:21:41 AM
Physical pain in the brain? Yes please  ;D

That is a sign of learning and adaptation to the challenges you are giving yourself. Pain is the best. I wouldn't be surprised if all the best artists are masochists.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on May 12, 2017, 05:45:32 PM
Your hand studies are getting better! Keep it up!

For the next step, you could try what my father taught me. He broke down the hand into cubes and cylinders, or told me to draw simplified skeleton hands to grasp the movements of the fingers.

I'll definitely try that out later down the line. The thing isI understand what people are aiming for when they say 'break down a form into 3d shapes' but I just don't see it. I can fake it, sure, but I don't see the invisible 3d lines behind the shapes haha. But thanks. Your father is an artist?

Thanks for commenting!


Physical pain in the brain? Yes please  ;D

That is a sign of learning and adaptation to the challenges you are giving yourself. Pain is the best. I wouldn't be surprised if all the best artists are masochists.

At this point I'll even end up accepting that title. More than masochist I'd just say I'm realistic about my faculties. I'm done searching that epic height of artistry I once wished for. I'll try to improve, but there's no chance I'm getting that absolute devestating knowledge of space and room that the likes of Kim Jung Gi have. Not fun to admit, but it is what it is. In the mean time I'll draw.


Not an excuse, but the majority of these were drawn in transit. I know it's frowned upon but I depend on my symbolic break down of things I see out my  bus/train window to draw the images. My backgrounds are sparse as it is, so if I'm able to at least use some of the elements of what I see it'd make them look at least a little more interesting.

I'm also getting a feel for drawing the pubs/bars I visit. Makes for interesting times.

When I have no reference at all that interests me, I draw my hands instead.


Incoming dump.

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Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: MahluaandMilk on May 12, 2017, 10:37:25 PM
Well, look at you, drawing everything under the sun. Keep it up, man, and eventually I'll be starting to do the same thing, going around town with a sketchbook, drawing everything. It'll be a fun thing. We could probably make a thread about it...Eventually.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: suupertramp on May 14, 2017, 01:17:49 PM
wow, super large sketch dump! love it!
its a nice idea to draw while you are travelling, because other than reading or listening to music, theres not much you can do, and if yours journeys are long and frequent enough its a lot of time you can use to your advantage. plus when you draw a manga, you will be drawing a lot of these everyday items anyway :P
i sometimes use google maps street view to get some inspiration from different countries' streets :P
good work on the hands, they look really realistic. and overall, your drawings are less sketchy, probably because you are drawing them faster, but they look nicer, and more easy to see what they are clearly.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on May 14, 2017, 03:59:17 PM
Actually you can spend hours on your phone forever, so yea for sure, it's either music, reading or drawing for me. I'm trying to win as few minutes as possible back from my phone as I can haha.

Cheers suuper. I've found general sketch runs and dumps have made me feel better about drawing than waiting to sit comfortably at my desk and come up with something great. I guess it all comes down to mileage, in the end.

I'll try the street view thing at one point, but for now I want to draw scenes that relate to my daily life, otherwise I could google anything at my computer and just have a folder with a thousand images = me waiting to sit at my desk or looking at my phone for reference again.

I guess because it's traditional? But yeah you could be right. Because I'm forced to be economical with my lines I don't have as much time to pet them as I usually do

Another sketch dump

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Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: KeanFox on May 14, 2017, 04:32:01 PM
I love the building, cafe and hands :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: MahluaandMilk on May 14, 2017, 11:20:29 PM
Particularly, I love the coffee shop. You're developing an eye for detail and constructing it. It looks like you had some perspective intricacies going on with your eyeline shifting. It makes an interesting curve.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on May 19, 2017, 03:10:42 PM
Thanks Mahlua. I'm just trying to get a feel for things now. I'll need to look into drawabox.com though at a point to level up my mechanical skills.

It's been a long week: Music is always a salvation when it comes to drawing. It helps my mind drift haha.

@Keane Fox thanks!

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Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: suupertramp on May 20, 2017, 05:11:12 PM
I could google anything at my computer and just have a folder with a thousand images
that is 100% me lol

and you are seriously pumping out the sketches!
something you might want to try to help improve your memory, is after drawing something, try and draw it again from memory. because you have drawn it recently, a lot more details will be in your memory, but you still get the practice drawing it from memory which strengthens the details in your head.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on May 25, 2017, 01:51:13 PM
I could google anything at my computer and just have a folder with a thousand images
that is 100% me lol

and you are seriously pumping out the sketches!
something you might want to try to help improve your memory, is after drawing something, try and draw it again from memory. because you have drawn it recently, a lot more details will be in your memory, but you still get the practice drawing it from memory which strengthens the details in your head.

Haha, I just really got a boost by the stick figure thing. Now that I know how much time I actually have in my day I've put aside more time for drawing. It's even cutting into my novel reading time! I never thought that't happen.

I'll try the drawing thing from memory after a bit. A lot of my routes tend to have the same objects, and right now I'm just trying to flex my muscles and reduce the headache when I stare at complicated shapes. When that fades away I'll think about really attacking the forms I see and 'breaking them down' as they all say you should do. I still see jack cheese when it comes to looking at forms in life. My xray doesn't exist.



It was a nasty week for more reasons than the bad drawing trips. Bad sleep patterns only made it worse. I'm so glad for the long weekend I get to have right now. Really needed it.

I think I might end up using the inkier pen more when I'm really low energy. The thing just glides across the page and ets me put down ideas clearer.

But the ballpoint is still king of versatility when it comes to being able to shade and put in light lines.

Circles and straight long lines still prove to be impossible.

Bumpy buses destroy all accuracy.

3d forms refuse to be seen.

Same old, same old.
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Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on June 07, 2017, 04:43:45 PM
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Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: MahluaandMilk on June 07, 2017, 10:08:19 PM
Noice. I see that people have started popping up more in your sketches. A day or two ago I drew some stuff that was hanging out in one of my classrooms, but it's in my notebook, so I'll have to scan it at some point because pencil doesn't show up well with my phone, as we have discovered.

It's always a pleasure to see your updates. Sketchdumps give me life.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: Gabryel on June 09, 2017, 08:47:55 AM
You're improving alot, lego! The sketches are great, especially the third page with the bottle and the bag and stuff, and some like the view from the back of the bus. I'm getting into that kind of sketches atm too, to get a better feeling for perspectie and proportion. Sadly my scanner died on me T_T I need a new smartphone that makes some decent pictures, then I could maybe use instagram to show some of them ... anyway, great stuff!

Also, the hand drawing the bicyle (guess it's yours XD) is so much better already than the last hand studies I saw from you. Good job! And thank you, because seeing you guys sketching and improving motivates me to do so too.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on June 28, 2017, 06:19:46 PM
Thanks, Gabryel. I know the feeling of scanner blues. Those things are indespensible when it cmoes to uploading drawings really. I used to work with a camera too but it was too frustrating haha. Wishyou luck on finding that phone.

Yeaup I haven`t yet gotten the nerve to draw other people`s hands, but I will try.

Glad I could inspire you a bit! I`ve been having the worst of times, but I`m glad to see that after looking up from it all I was still drawing more or less.


@Mahlua Yeah. Dat anime sickness got me bad, though. I look at collected works of renaissance artists and just melt at how good they are at capturing faces. They draw noses and cheeks well enough without making women look ugly or men like babies. I don`t know how it`s done.

How is the sketch game going your side?




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Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: Manimal on June 28, 2017, 06:33:09 PM
Keeping up with the sketches, cool stuff. A lot of it to. Seeing all the faces is neat especially because there is variety there. You get the shapes of things down pretty well with some very fast lines. The object studies and settings look cool here.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on June 28, 2017, 06:52:32 PM
Cheers, Manimal muchly appreciated
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: MahluaandMilk on June 28, 2017, 07:15:25 PM
It's nice to see your stuff around again. Seriously, where've you been all month? Haha, out sketching, looks like.

As for me, I haven't had much of a chance to do a lot. I've actually been working on letters as a side thing, but that involves a lot of writing over myself so the pages are illegible at this point (but it was a good exercise nonetheless). I've been busy elsewhere, though, as I'm sure your "evil twin" will tell you.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on June 28, 2017, 07:22:52 PM
I wish it were that glamorous. Damn dragons.

Ah, penmanship. Wherever you`re updating your progress on that I`d like to see it because I have a doctor`s handwriting and no excuse to back that up.

Do you mean legoc? Haven`t met him in a while, but I`m curious. I`ll go digging around the city to see what`s up. Unfortunately I`ll look like a spam ninja for a while as I catch up with everything, but meh, everything`s got a price.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: MahluaandMilk on June 28, 2017, 07:24:51 PM
Do you mean legoc?

I dunno. It's the one who knows how to deal with those color-coded death puzzle cubes. :glare:
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on June 28, 2017, 07:34:33 PM
Well now colour me concerned.

Quote
color-coded death puzzle cubes

Coryn? Or the tans?
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: MahluaandMilk on June 28, 2017, 07:37:39 PM
...Yes?

Or I could ruin the fun and just point out the fact that there's literally a link in my description.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: Nairbons on June 30, 2017, 01:11:40 AM
I don't know if it's the skazillion stick figures or the life drawings, but it's always fun to see you improving. Especially when you keep cranking out sketches (and bonus guest star Poetry) like you do. Makes me all warm and fuzzy to see you drawing on the right side of the brain.

Which brings me to my question: have you heard of or read that book "drawing on the right side of the brain?" I may have left and right mixed up here. Your drawings of hands just remind me of the high school art class I took that used that book.

Keeeeeeep it up!
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: Gabryel on June 30, 2017, 05:51:09 AM
Whooop! That café sketch, awesome!

Have you ever tried to draw human skulls, lego? I did that alot and it helped me to grasp the hape of the human head, because if you draw people you see, your mind always "helps" with informations or the feeling of knowing how it should look. That is difficult to overcome because we have so many informations about human heads and faces in our brain, and abstracting it by drawing skulls was a very good training to get away from that. Should integrate that in my drawing lessons ... *mumbles*
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on July 14, 2017, 07:51:41 AM
I took your advice Gabryel, and will be embarking on a journey of skulls at a point in time soon as I get the chance. For now this thread like my main art one has lost too much for me to even begin to think of backing it up, so I`ll hop to a new one when I finally have something to post.

@Nairbons thanks man! Appreciate that. And yeah I`ve heard of the book. I think my library is overloaded as it is, but I shall get my hands on it the first chance I get!

Thanks again!


@Mahlua Link shall be checked. I am finally free atm so i``ll be doing a lot more reading.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on September 20, 2017, 09:06:52 PM
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I've been on a drawing binge for the ages. It just sort of happened when I was playing around with one point perspective (and a little on iconography/symbology)

The cubes became mind-numbing at a point, but I definitely feel a lot better about 3d these days. At least a little more hopeful. I haven't counted, but I'm pretty sure I've hit the 1,000 mark by a rough calculation. Was an interesting rush.

As for the whole iconography/symbology thing. I've been gripped by the whole concept ever since I looked into sketchnotes. Why are some things instantly recognizeable, and some others not? Is there any way to use them to relay an idea fast in the simplest way possible? Most of the doodles here are referenced, but I think I'll look into it a bit more.
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Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: Manimal on September 21, 2017, 08:52:09 AM
BOXES. SO MANY. BOXES.

Really nice to see stuff like this Lego, you are drawing so fricking much! Those little sketches are really cool actually, with the array of items you have going on and man, those boxes. That's dedication, surely yer 3D skills must've improved some after all that. What yer doing with those icons is really neat though.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: suupertramp on October 05, 2017, 10:34:33 AM
"ode to a Lego brick"

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Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on October 10, 2017, 07:36:29 PM
suuper, you have no idea how much this comic made my day hahaha. Man how even and why!?

I shall definitely keep at it. I just need the usual bout of madness to strike me again.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: suupertramp on October 11, 2017, 05:25:29 PM
@lego every now and then i feel like expressing myself in art rather than text. hopefully it will happen more often now :P
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on November 26, 2017, 06:09:29 PM
Haha keep at it then. I need such insta-comic slinging skills.

Been sitting on a haphazard drawing regimen. Mostly my own hands.  I wish I had something to take me up like the stick figures thing.  Those are always fun.

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Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: MahluaandMilk on November 26, 2017, 06:39:30 PM
Daaayum man, makin' me look bad over here.

Looks like your next step will be to start getting your pressure consistent. I'm having a similar issue right now with my tablet pen tbh, but you can really see with the blue pen where you get a little blotchy.

I'm glad to say that your perspective has come leagues above where you started from. Congrats, Lego! Maybe someday it'll reach Maestro level...
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: suupertramp on November 29, 2017, 02:58:21 PM
@mahlua keep it up!!!!! its better to do a little each day than a lot in one go (basically the exact opposite of what i do :P)

brilliant quantity as always. more than before i'm feeling that your style is starting to become more uniform, and among those sketches there were some brilliant hand poses and character designs. good building stuff too.

perhaps try drawing the same character more than once, in a different pose or clothes or expression, that might help you to focus on maintaining consistent details. its something im trying myself as well, because in a manga you draw the same character(s) relentlessly, so being able to keep the details the same is very important.

you still sketch while travelling?
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on November 29, 2017, 07:27:29 PM
I haven't been able to find the juice for it strangely. It's really frustrating. All I do is stare catatonic like out the window haha.

I hope to be able to do it again though.

I'm getting into comics a little, so maybe I'll be able to draw the same character more than once, but if you're hoping that I somehow get some consistency and order in my drawings, then you are dreaming a pipe-dream. It's just not my thing, unfortunately...

@Mahlua nein. Don't aspire to my lazy art heights. Defeat them. As for pressure, I hear you. These liquid ink pens are quite nasty when it comes to drawing, so I'll need to get back to bic a bit it seems.

And haha. I can't make the great Mahlua look bad. You have jokes!
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: MahluaandMilk on December 15, 2017, 08:46:01 PM
Ah, yeah. The plan is for me to start back up over the break, although I can already tell based on some small sketches I started earlier last week that I've lost my touch quite a bit. Hopefully it'll grow back pretty quickly, like learning a thing a second time usually does.

But I will probably get around to defeating you eventually. I just take the slow, I-have-other-things-to-do approach, unfortunately.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: OviumNoir on January 17, 2018, 07:05:08 AM
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I've been on a drawing binge for the ages. It just sort of happened when I was playing around with one point perspective (and a little on iconography/symbology)

The cubes became mind-numbing at a point, but I definitely feel a lot better about 3d these days. At least a little more hopeful. I haven't counted, but I'm pretty sure I've hit the 1,000 mark by a rough calculation. Was an interesting rush.

As for the whole iconography/symbology thing. I've been gripped by the whole concept ever since I looked into sketchnotes. Why are some things instantly recognizeable, and some others not? Is there any way to use them to relay an idea fast in the simplest way possible? Most of the doodles here are referenced, but I think I'll look into it a bit more.
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Lego! your mind reminds me perhaps you'd love some of Kim Jung's work (check him out if you haven't heard of him, your doodles on 3d objects in space remind me of his perspective work) If you do/already like him, Karl Kopinski I think is another guy you'll love, they have a doodle style (completely free hand, ink or pencil, absolutely fantastic) that I think you'll love.

Then there's this youtube channel: Moderndayjames who teaches exactly what you're doing in your doodles which is boxes in space, along with perspective,  with just the doodling/freehand style that you adopt. I think you'll LOVE that stuff especially if you're going in the direction I think you're going in.

(Didn't even know you posted work yourself, happy to see this :) )
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on January 19, 2018, 08:36:35 PM
Oh hell yes I know of Kim Jung Gi's work. I bought his french comic book - the only thing I could afford. His art books are too damn expensive :( - I even follow him on facebook, and he does streams pretty regularly.

Never heard of Karl Kopiniski though so hell yes and thank you Ovium.

I'll see if I can check out Moderndayjames. While skimming one of his videos I got the useful tip 'don't zoom in and out of a canvas' or something along those lines. Was pretty interesting to learn.

Haha yeah I actually do post stuff like this. This is more of a record than anything though, since it's not directly related to manga and anime in any way.





Been working on thumbnailing because I want to focus more on drawing sequential art.
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(https://i.imgur.com/c6RWwcb.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/sL7anuc.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/sDs5rUM.jpg)

I quickly realized I was being drained of ideas way too fast, because I'm still not comfortable with what I consider to be the holy grail of building up drawings: The square (rectangle), triangle, the circle and lines. So along my other odd life drawing regimens, my current main focus is playing with those simple forms. I hope to be able to realibly twist and manipulate them as I wish, and with the right shading give them different aspects. I want to make it a self study as much as possible, and honestly it's been really fun just screwing around and seeing what effects I can achieve.

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(https://i.imgur.com/9YA5X6E.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/jiCcbII.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/ddmDFua.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/X0xkYlM.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/NBQmrZz.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/s2L5ivv.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/ZkInhHF.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/VHu85ai.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/RjjhteW.jpg)
Triangles prove to be the most annoying forms to work with alone. They just beg to be paired with other simple forms. Circles and squares (rectangles) prove to be the most diverse.

I used to love cross-hatching at a point because of the cyberpunk mangaka Tsutomu Nihei (Sidonia no Kishi, Blame!) but the more I try it out the more I see how hard it is to use crosshatching to make forms look good. Darn it.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on April 06, 2018, 06:43:44 AM
Warning: Lotso cubes

Drawing them was already hellish. I couldn't be bothered to scan so I just set up a tripod and photographed everything. Some pixels died in the process.

(https://i.imgur.com/mC6MSYl.gif)

Well this was the last cube regimen that I'll ever do. It took way too long, It was torture when I had a hundred pages left, it was torture when I had 60 left, and even worse towards the end, but finally I  filled about 250 pages with cubes and I am absolutely done. I postponed a tonne of things to finish this because I wanted to challenge myself for once at something.

I only have a couple of instances where the cubes were sort of feeling themselves in my mind, which is dissapointing because I wanted my 3d visualization to be on the level of a Byakuugan at this point, but meh, I'm just pleased to be done with it all. Mechanical 3d it is.

I'm looking forward to returning to drawing from life and all that jazz. Pretty stoked actually to have other things to tackle than these accursed cubes.

Nah, jokes. I love cubes.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: Coryn on April 06, 2018, 07:40:00 AM
Oh boy that is pretty trippy to watch right after waking up...
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: MahluaandMilk on May 11, 2018, 10:37:56 PM
You've certainly kept yourself busy. I wish I can say I have been too, but alas...
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on May 13, 2018, 04:15:30 AM
Doesn't matter how fast you run, all that matters is consistency, and after this epic excercise I haven't been doing much training haha. My cooldown time is still too damn high.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on July 06, 2018, 08:02:46 AM
Ah, the dreaded block. I burnt out after making comics for a bit, what isn't a good omen for my hopes of making them more regularly, so I'm trying to get at least something done by doing stick figures. Even those crashed and burned, but over time I've managed to get something out.

Warning: Some scrolling
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(https://i.imgur.com/kdWFZOl.jpg)

I'm amazed at how other stick figure artists can really show personality and action through such simple figures. I'm more interested in communication with art than ever now. I'm going to steer a lot away from photorealistic art and focus on expressive stuff. It's always been my jam anyways.

Proportions would be nice to learn though.

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(https://i.imgur.com/RZo6V9b.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/V1K8NBw.jpg)
I had an interesting conversation with someone at a park while sketching and playing the guitar. Some punker types.  This is why I'm always walking around with a pen and paper. I can remember the context of whatever I was doodling so it's great.
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(https://i.imgur.com/hILMsFd.jpg)
Train, and my guitar on the left
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(https://i.imgur.com/BmDILpu.jpg)
Motorbikes. I love motorbikes. Motorbikes and watches: If I could ever be talented at something it'd be to be able to draw them at least. They're just awesome.
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(https://i.imgur.com/QzBqiyh.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/4f8OWeg.jpg)
More stick figures

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(https://i.imgur.com/LTohgHy.jpg)
no idea no jutsu
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(https://i.imgur.com/tgKY4PK.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/EbE6iCu.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/TXELwJb.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/EGwHBvG.jpg)

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(https://i.imgur.com/HVRaYhD.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/jrF6qAU.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/TmQZYb1.jpg)
Thumbnails and draw-copies from Naruto. Kishimoto-sensei's backgrounds are amazing.
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(https://i.imgur.com/z3Umq68.jpg)
Used to do one of these every day. I don't have a theme on my mind at the moment so I've let it go, but it's always calming to work on these.
(https://i.imgur.com/tQbLvsL.jpg)

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(https://i.imgur.com/bM7UuQX.jpg)

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(https://i.imgur.com/T6aSmNB.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/zYNp53o.jpg)
My weaknesses/wishes as of now: The ability to draw animals, comedy in my stories, drawing larger women, texture and complicated mechanical objects
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(https://i.imgur.com/OQxdM16.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/0iy47Fw.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/HTlcxKy.jpg)
I saw cars and said 'What could go wrong?' Many things. Several things.

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(https://i.imgur.com/ipeif49.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/Xd7xiZC.jpg)
This half way between stick figures and fashion could be a thing for me. I'm forever hoping to be able to make cooler looking outfits for my characters
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(https://i.imgur.com/omuQuVP.jpg)
Moar figures

(https://i.imgur.com/6SlVF9a.jpg)
Moar figures.
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(https://i.imgur.com/BwaZeeP.jpg)
Plants are fun to draw when they sort of work out.
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(https://i.imgur.com/YLve2eZ.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/ChC5sQ4.jpg)
thumbnails and some dude with a crown
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(https://i.imgur.com/rhzSyhZ.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/M9S361C.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/1JFpV7h.jpg)
Was drawing classmates from a writing course i'm visiting. I've been lazy with life drawing and urban sketching. Must continue
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: Coryn on July 06, 2018, 09:07:15 AM
The burn out is real. You should do some research into "differences of kind". Basically, doing the same thing in a lot of different ways. Keeps the mind fresh and not bored.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: MahluaandMilk on July 06, 2018, 02:04:42 PM
That's still more art than I've done in the past month, man. I hope that I can pick back up soon. I hate burning paper, though, so it might be expected that I'll have pages scribbled all over with black and blue ink and maybe a couple different colored pencils. I've done it before. It looks like a hot mess to others, but it usually looks fine to me because I know what I'm doing, at least.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on July 06, 2018, 04:57:43 PM
I think I saw a smidgin of that chaotic scribbling of yours somewhere. Working with many colours is pretty cool. I need to try coloured pencils again at a point.

Haha like I said way back when consistency is more of my interest, and I haven't been consistent. Daaaaamn I keep on falling into the trap of waiting for inspiration.

@Coryn I actually have an idea for that domo.



Also Mahlua thanks for introducing me to her. Still stuck on one song by her lel. (https://i.imgur.com/11Q6kIM.png)
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: MahluaandMilk on July 06, 2018, 05:00:39 PM
All kneel in honor of the reigning queen of angry cyberpunk trash music.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: suupertramp on July 06, 2018, 05:16:24 PM
thanks for the scrolling warning. and there goes my internet quota @_@

so much in one go so its hard to comment on everything, but the life sketches are a lot more realistic in proportions and sort of, feel of the piece. the stick figures are also getting there in dynamics.

perhaps trading a little of quantity for quality wouldnt be so bad, as a passing thought, but some pieces do have higher quality so you are doing that anyway I guess.

when I get burnout on volume, I struggle to find inspiration for things. often though, its not inspiration I'm low on, its willpower. the effects are oddly similar but since i've noticed it, I've been able to churn out more when tired. obviously theres a physical exhaustion limit that you don't want to go past.

I also keep an inspiration list of the thing that I want to draw next, which I think of when drawing something else. Often inspiration comes all in one go and I cant remember what I wanted to draw when I finish the piece/sketch I was working on, so it serves as a RAM extension for keeping the ideas fresh. When I'm down on inspiration, I go through the list and usually find something completely different to draw. Once the item has been fulfilled, I put it at the bottom of the list, to eventually come around again. This also gives me a chance to improve on works of a similar theme. Actually, until posting this I forgot I had it, so thanks for the reminder. heres an excerpt of my list:

Its more like a tag-wish-list than an inspiration list, but it works for me
mirror /reflecttive floors walls ttiles etc
bedsheet folds
complex city/stacked houses. not cityscapee
pajamas
lighting,backlit from overexposed window
undersheets
(lots of )pillows
immediate background-contact items
props
gloves and lace
bandages/injury
hanging clothes/draped clothes
umbrella
ponytail

Actually, having a tag cloud for inspiration wouldn't be a bad idea.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on July 06, 2018, 10:29:40 PM
Your practicality will be the life of me, suuper. I am a man of several notes and the like. I think, why not make lists and stuff as well for myself? I seriously don't like letting my laziness and/or current situations dictate how much output I do for my drawings. I am already so lazy by default: I only make the situation worse by letting life's ups and downs dictate how much I draw hehe.

I am forever the quantity over quality man. I just want proportions to work out well for me, otherwise I'm seriously quitting on anatomy. I have a little hope for rudimentary 3d, but otherwise I'm only intersted in the expression of my art rather than the accuracy lel.

@Mahlua I am bowing forever. Gawd I love her look.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: MahluaandMilk on July 06, 2018, 10:36:40 PM
I have neither quantity nor quality going for me, kek. Occasionally I'll post some garbage and it's fine.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: suupertramp on July 07, 2018, 05:05:12 PM
your description of your struggles is similar to my own. I get the feeling my art has shifted away from quality to quantity lately too. And not too much of the quantity either :/
I think really the only way forward, or at least the best way forward is to understand yourself well enough to know which ways will work for you, or make your own ways to suit your learning style. This is what I am starting to work on myself. Expression is an important aspect of accuracy, if I could only have one I would be stuck for sure :P
keep up the good work.
maybe try and do a bunch of fast drawings and then one slower one every now and then. I find when I slow down my art improves automatically because I am taking my time with the lines.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: MahluaandMilk on July 07, 2018, 05:11:07 PM
Either way, both of you are quite inspirational to someone like me who barely produces any content at all. I haven't been keeping up with doing sketches or figures since December. I suppose this is a textbook case of  "the grass is always greener on the other side".

I suppose I can't sit on my hands and make the same mistake Lego mentioned of "waiting for inspiration". What tends to separate the big dogs from the newbies is that those who are serious, I find, usually produce something even if they aren't feeling that golden, mysterious "motivation" vibe. They create to create, not because something external motivates them to do so. It's an inner strength.

So long as you're constantly focusing on the ins and outs and questions of what works and what doesn't and you constantly strive to answer those questions with your creations, even some not-great quantity can lead somewhere. That's what I'd think, anyway.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: suupertramp on July 09, 2018, 04:40:57 AM
glad to hear you are inspired :P
yeah I think partly what keeps me going now (ignoring the bad patches from illness which continue) is that I view it as my job, so I am always trying to push forward to gain a portfolio and eventually commissions when I feel like it. From today I finally managed to make Mondays my "art day" woohoo (after lengthy discussions with my parents convincing them that art is my job). so from 9 to 5 I will be arting (although today I will be in the paddling pool a bit cos its so hot :P). Takes a lot of passion (=obsession), commitment, and expendable savings to do that though :P
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on July 12, 2018, 07:31:16 AM
Gawd why are you always active when I don't feel like being active suuper hahaha. But the discussions are much much welcome. And it's great that you managed to convince your parents about your passion. Man, you deserve better patches of health unlike lazy bums like I who are feeling OK but can't be bothered to use their time right.

I haven't made a quality drawing in ages, simply because I ascribe to the 1,000 sketches to 10 drawings. Although for the market it's better to really worko n something than to just spam drawings, I really need output more than perfection, because I lean towards comic making and animation than anything. (Animation is dead atm, but I've been making progress on comics at least.)


Anyhow, I've decided I'm going for a burn out. My mind is stupid and I'm actually excited about it. Instead of nickel diming  one regimen and staying within boundaries, I'm going to go on a wild art rage for a bit. I'm heaping all the projects on my plate until something clicks or not. I can't be bothered anymore.

So as of now I'm going to be doing 1,000 thumbnails, 1,000 hands and 1,000 stick figures. I need to add something more, like feet or something, but I'll see how it goes.

Best thing is there were some 100-sheet drawing books being sold for 99cents, so I'm happy as a cat in catnip atm. Gawd I love stationary.

So well... Here goes nothing.


Also, lots of scrolling. I need to resize the images.
Hands 24/1000
(https://i.imgur.com/15hbZik.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/vOkNod3.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/PkHt7Gf.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/kxY1D7U.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/XDpoDxa.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/ykIW479.jpg)

Stick figures 40/1000
(https://i.imgur.com/3LOeXjT.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/ij4o87a.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/HVNBQ3H.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/leb2q8n.jpg)

Thumbnails 18/1000
(https://i.imgur.com/hu3x5zR.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/XTiVFRR.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/0agffMp.jpg)


What could go wrong?
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: Coryn on July 12, 2018, 07:42:22 AM
Geez dude, those are some really solid hands actually.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on July 12, 2018, 07:59:50 AM
The pen has been pretty friendly with them, and there's something so fun and immediate about ink + reference literally immediately in your face instead of going on the internet and trawling for refs. Sometimes I zone out and it's pretty fun. I still haven't got the Xray thing down though so I can't build hands from memory just yet.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: MahluaandMilk on July 12, 2018, 08:46:46 AM
The fat bunny is probably my favorite, lol. I've been up to some gestures myself. Should probably post those, although good luck making any sense of my sketch stuff. You number yours. I overlap mine.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on July 12, 2018, 09:06:19 AM
To each their own lel. I need the numbering to track my progress somehow. It encourages me a little, and I'm pretty sure I wrote '13' twice for the hands.

Oh man that bunny is the size of a small dog. I don't know if I want to pet it or eat it. So fluffy. So soft.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: suupertramp on July 14, 2018, 05:31:00 PM
very nice hands, and good sketches with just the one line rather than a bunch of lines. It makes it easier to see what you are drawing. good idea for the 1000x stuff output, I'm sure you will gain something from it.

I'm pretty sure I wrote '13' twice for the hands.
So you'll stop at 999? haha :P

@mahlua sometimes we encourage each other by the fact we are posting anything at all, regardless of the actual quality :)
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on July 16, 2018, 08:50:34 AM
Yeaup. Seeing peoples' processes is motivating, rather than just complete drawings appearing out of nowhere. It means the artists are not just robots that magically come up with complete drawings and stuff haha.

And lel negatori on the 999 haha.  I make the mistake all the time. I really need to organize my papers more, but I'm trying to be as free spirited as possible so that I don't need too much effort to just sit down and start making drawings.




Anyhow, here is where I'm at so far.
33/1000
(https://i.imgur.com/Oy4jlQ5.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/0UJZsKJ.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/C3q7ctG.jpg)

70/1000
(https://i.imgur.com/XAhjMpD.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/NjJs8n8.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/JKU6usF.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/eNvL0Go.jpg)

Miscounted the stick figures twice because of my disorder haha.

40/1000
(https://i.imgur.com/UwulKyn.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/SJsReh1.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/E2BPcAL.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/np8o7ZM.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/XmjUkxR.jpg)
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: MahluaandMilk on July 16, 2018, 08:54:01 AM
Good work on the figures and keeping up your pace.
And this may be a strange thing to say, but very nice fingernails. They're so aesthetically pleasing to me.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: Coach Fro on July 16, 2018, 01:33:11 PM
You really killed it with the hands man. Good job!
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on July 18, 2018, 02:55:04 PM
Hands 50/1000
(https://i.imgur.com/62nLzoV.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/LoT9Eqz.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/quRwSiH.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/rTJiQVt.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/6s1A9SI.jpg)
Feet 10/1000
(https://i.imgur.com/fCJhaHr.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/dgUXh44.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/qb0okEa.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/SMd9C2g.png)

Noses
(https://i.imgur.com/OkaABub.png)

Stick Figures 91/1000
(https://i.imgur.com/rfdNzRf.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/y8tYzIA.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/UyEbTRl.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/e9V6s2B.png)

Thumbnails 41/1000
(http://[img width=640 height=1048]https://i.imgur.com/r6aOUpb.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/ohBQk2s.png)[/img]
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: suupertramp on July 18, 2018, 04:53:52 PM
wow you've really cranked up the output consistently the last few months or so. keep it up definitely.

-good shading on the noses
-good hand poses, they are some difficult ones to get good but you're close. if you do a hand pose and you think it turned out a bit worse than the rest, try drawing it again, but break it down and draw all the individual parts separately first, finger by finger on their own. then try and draw it again and you might find that it goes better. That sometimes works for me with faces although not consistently.
-good feet too because they are harder than hands sometimes

I think maybe the thumbnails could use a bit more detail. maybe use paint fill with greys  for the shaded areas? That way your sketch lines are more distinguishable from your shaded parts.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on July 18, 2018, 06:01:02 PM
Domo arigatou. The thumbnails are really dissapointing me for sure. I'm just not that into them. I'll see what I  can do about adding more contrast.

I'm using my own hand for reference, so I'm just playing around at the moment but yeah they're some grips that I'm willing to draw and redraw to really learn how to do them.

And dude, suuper you have no idea how little I wanted to draw these haha. But regimens never betray me it seems. Another nail in the coffin for inspiration.

Sigh... If I'd only been doing this since the first of the year I'd have been so far along by now dammit. I keep on forgetting that lesson of progress.


and late reply @Frono Thanks man! How goes drawing your side?

@Mahlua haha you have inadvertly complemented my finger nails muhuhahahaha. I shall now keep them as long as a vampires. Hands are fun. Pen and ink is fun. 
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: Coach Fro on July 18, 2018, 07:46:52 PM
I haven't been drawing much on my end. I've been more so focused on my writing (Bro, if you only understood how much I've been working on and obsessing over finishing "Drifter"), but I still try to draw a doodle or two to keep my mind on it. I'm gonna be transitioning to actually studying and working on my anatomy fundamentals soon, so look forward to that!

And man, your work ethic is crazy! It's no wonder you've been improving so much. Were you drawing from reference pictures you collected or were you drawing from real life? 
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: MahluaandMilk on July 19, 2018, 12:55:27 AM
If I worried about how far along I'd be if I started sooner, I wouldn't start anything!!---Oh, wait...>.> (Is exactly in that situation).

Good on you for keeping up the work anyway. Don't forget to sometimes try to draw the right hand.

And ugh, feet. The bane of my existence. Maybe I need to be the one doing a 1000 feet. Maybe then all my characters wouldn't look like they're wearing Kingdom Hearts shoes.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on July 19, 2018, 05:15:30 PM
Hahaha I've always loved those shoes. I think of them as Looney Tune Shoes. Now that I think of it, Bugs Bunny is actually a role model to me when it comes to drawings hands and feet. They were stylized so well. I'm surprised I survived not giving my characters 4 fingers.

I'm going to draw my right hand after I hit 500. So for now I'm on the left. Still too lazy to find right hands, and it's easier to just make a pose look and draw.
Quote
If I worried about how far along I'd be if I started sooner, I wouldn't start anything!!---Oh, wait...>.> (Is exactly in that situation).

Yeaup. My life forever.
Spoiler
(https://i.imgur.com/JFZBFp0.jpg)

111/1000 Stick figures
(https://i.imgur.com/lpRH35S.jpg)
I miss drawing the real basic stick figures. They remind me so much of animating using Pivot and visiting stickfights.com that I can really imagine them in motion. Shall do more of.

46/1000 Thumbnails
(https://i.imgur.com/UeiSh3Y.png)
Just churned them out. Didn't apply any advice. Need a bit of time before I figure out what I'm actually looking forward to improving with thumbnails. 43 is actually a depiction of a sort of star ship that is controlled by mental thought alone. No hand motions, just a glowy ring that appears around the pilots' heads and transmits their thoughts. 44 is possibly related to the image.

15/1000 Feet
(https://i.imgur.com/8HexAmo.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/FmldAvR.jpg)
55/1000 Hands
(https://i.imgur.com/IxCaazW.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/wYxv9yS.jpg)
All I can say for now is drawing the thumb and index for a hand is super important. I messed up when I rotated the hand in space though so I have to figure out how the thumb looks away from camera and facing camera.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: MahluaandMilk on July 19, 2018, 05:28:21 PM
OMG animating stick fights in Pivot studio ME TOO MAN, SO HARD ME TOO.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: legomaestro on July 19, 2018, 05:46:53 PM
You know Pivot?! Behold

TNT
(https://i.imgur.com/lR7s2ti.gif)


Stick FITE
(https://i.imgur.com/dcWnsLp.gif)

Man, there were some fun times animating stuff like this with a friend of mine.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: MahluaandMilk on July 19, 2018, 06:00:34 PM
Most of my stuff was like random dancing and stuff so I focused a lot more on cleaner animation but yeah I grew up on the days of stick figures on crack, just before asdf. There was an entire website dedicated to stick figure games that I seem to remember, and boy were they all fantastic.
Title: Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
Post by: suupertramp on July 21, 2018, 12:48:16 PM
ahhhh Pivot, good times. I actually got my dad doing that for a while too.
I was inspired by the "animator vs animation" youtube animations that went popular years ago.
good progress on the drawings :)

for drawing your right hand, just swap pen hands for a split second, pose and look, then go back and draw. Thats probably easier and faster than collecting reference that you are going to like and use. I do that a lot of the time. An artist is their own best reference, as is anything within their grasp or eyesight. I need more of my own themed pose and clothing reference, but don't fancy getting my family to take photos :P

or draw with your left, which isn't as bad as you would think after a day or two of getting used to it.