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Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
« Reply #510 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!

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@Mahlua Link shall be checked. I am finally free atm so i``ll be doing a lot more reading.

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Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
« Reply #511 on: September 20, 2017, 09:06:52 PM »


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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Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
« Reply #512 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.

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Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
« Reply #513 on: October 05, 2017, 10:34:33 AM »
"ode to a Lego brick"

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Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
« Reply #514 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.

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Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
« Reply #515 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

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Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
« Reply #516 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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Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
« Reply #517 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...
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« Reply #518 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?

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Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
« Reply #519 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!

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Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
« Reply #520 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.
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Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
« Reply #521 on: January 17, 2018, 07:05:08 AM »


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 :) )
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Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
« Reply #522 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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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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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.

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Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
« Reply #523 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.



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.
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Re: Miscellaneous Arts and Sketchbook
« Reply #524 on: April 06, 2018, 07:40:00 AM »
Oh boy that is pretty trippy to watch right after waking up...

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