Fritz's Sketchbook
#41
darkiste, thank you so much for your advice! You're super helpful! :) Yes I definitely use your advice in the near future. 

Well, today's Tuesday, running a bit late on the weekly postings because of wisdom teeth surgery and university deadlines but I will keep my promise and make an effort to post every week regardless of how bad or how many drawings I've done. Here's the lot:
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That's about it... sadly. Now for the month of October I will have at least 12 pieces to show. I'll scatter them throughout the month. I guess ink stuff and studies will occupy the majority of my posts in the future. See ya next week!

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#42
I think you should avoid posting figure with pale outline.It really hurt the eye also to work on a white canva you should work on a middle grey background.

It not hard to adjust the contrast of the line at anytime aslong as you play smart with the layer you can go to ajust contrast and darken the outline.I say that because there so pale it almost look like a white page in post #41

You been posting pale outline more recently but you started with bold darker line in this sketchbook.

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#43
darkiste: Thank you for the advice! You're always such a great help. I will definetly do some material studies, my color and light skills need a ton of work. I like your practice idea! 

Whoa, long time no see! University work got the good of me. Mostly worked on oil paintings from that time till now and did more live model drawing. However I'm only posting the drawings I've done this week a few inktober drawings. There's much to improve so I'm going to post this artweek artdrop and get back to it!
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#44
The post of the week is here! Trying to get my drawing skills up to speed before I warm up to color again. Aye, all those video games and watching Exatlon Mx the past month gave me some rust to work through! A good lesson I've learned out of that experience reminds me of something Even Amundsen once said in a podcast: "to work a little bit always" even if you're feeling a little lazy.
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That's it for this week Daggers! Be back next week with a new batch of studies. Thanks for stopping by! :D

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#45
I should really apply that 1 drawing a day minimum approch.You got me thinkingThe hardest is saying no to excuse you make up for yourself.

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#46
Hey! Did you ever thought on applying some hatching technique on your drawing?? Would be nice to have some volume feeling! Be safe!
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#47
Matheus Chastinet: Thanks for the suggestion! I haven't, but I will look in to it this coming week. Thank you! 


It's finally the 3rd week of Janurary and I'm just going to write down a little review of my week in this sketchbook to read back on what I could improve on next time. 

Bit of an unproductive week, university spring semester just started and I'm getting used to the whole juggling academics and art thing again. I gotta get used to sleeping 5 hours again but this week I ended up napping at certain days, which is something I'm going to have to avoid next week. Naps are my worst habit that affect my art right now as a 20 minute powernap can lead to a 3 hour giant nap if I'm not careful which ended up happening twice this week :')

A positive is that I now have all of my university tasks planned out on my calendar so I know when and when not to devote time to university work. Regarding art, I'm going to try to focus on color and more creative fun work to apply my skills to. I feel like I ended up napping a lot because my brain was getting bored more so than it was tired. I'll see what I can come up with.

Here's the studies I managed to squeeze in this week:
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That's it for this week Daggers, happy Sunday and happy painting y'all! :D

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#48
Artweek artdrop week #4!

I like to do little summaries so that my sketchbook acts like practice journal so I can keep tabs of what went right or wrong each week:

Overall, I gained some good knowledge throughout the week. I'm dipping my feet back in color again. I have two wips of color studies that I'm going to post next week. I need to really start practicing landscapes because my mom's birthday is next month and I know she's always wanted a landscape painting. If anybody knows any good resources for landscape painting let me know! One or two days of the week were very strange for me. I only got like 3-5 practice hours in and my brain felt super unfocused and fuzzy. I find that I can do pretty well juggling university and art if I DON'T get distracted. Aside from that I'm excited to start finding and painting more of my personal "voice" I guess if you can call it that. This week I drew at a total blank when I set out to draw random stuff from imagination. I had ideas but they didn't feel very interesting or exciting to me! I was feeling kinda bummed about it until I saw Jake Park's on maintaining a "creative bank account." So I was thinking that next week, I'm going to have 30 minutes each day of pure entertainment. I've been getting back to reading a lot, maybe I'll continue reading for those 30 minutes or watch 30 minutes of a film or art gumroad or so each session. There's a lot I've never done before apart from say highschool/university work and looking up how to always improve technically so I want to use those 30 min to fuel my brain with new and interesting ideas and images.
It's just an idea. Sounds pretty fun too! Creative bank account here I go! :)

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Haha that last one proves what Noah Bradley says: practicing drawings from imagination is a big skill on its own. I'm very rusty on it. I will practice it more. That's it for this week! Thank you so much guys for taking the time to watch my progress! I really appreciate it!  See you next week Daggers! :D

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#49
Is it week 6 or 5? I skipped one for sure, university work got thick! But I got the projects taken care of and here's a batch of studies and progress report:

Going to keep this journal entry short, I need to continue some of my university research papers and practice a little more:

So I tried to squeeze in as much practice as I could, I'll admit I have this gnawing sense of impaitence right now you know? But practice is good, and so is patience. Patience is everything. Currently collecting knowledge to attempt a painting. I need to let go of this funny fear I have about restricting practice time in order to build more creative work. It's a funny fear that makes me feel that I'll forget how to draw a certain thing, but then again, there is no end to learning. Aye it's a sticky habit. I tried that 30 minute thing, it's working. I feel super inspired by so many things that I'm seeing. It's exciting. Art is so fun, whether I'm practicing and tearing my hair out or in the pursuit of ideas that feel right, it's all good in the art hood! 

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Exactly a year ago, I think there is some improvement! I need to push myself this year for 2020 to be even better! 
Yeah, that's it for this week! See you next week Daggers! Happy painting guys! :)

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#50
(02-11-2019, 10:13 AM)Arteriorrhexis Wrote: Is it week 6 or 5? I skipped one for sure, university work got thick! But I got the projects taken care of and here's a batch of studies and progress report:

Going to keep this journal entry short, I need to continue some of my university research papers and practice a little more:

So I tried to squeeze in as much practice as I could, I'll admit I have this gnawing sense of impaitence right now you know? But practice is good, and so is patience. Patience is everything. Currently collecting knowledge to attempt a painting. I need to let go of this funny fear I have about restricting practice time in order to build more creative work. It's a funny fear that makes me feel that I'll forget how to draw a certain thing, but then again, there is no end to learning. Aye it's a sticky habit. I tried that 30 minute thing, it's working. I feel super inspired by so many things that I'm seeing. It's exciting. Art is so fun, whether I'm practicing and tearing my hair out or in the pursuit of ideas that feel right, it's all good in the art hood! 

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Exactly a year ago, I think there is some improvement! I need to push myself this year for 2020 to be even better! 
Yeah, that's it for this week! See you next week Daggers! Happy painting guys! :)

Hey, I love the creativity in the chows on page 1. The painting also looks pretty cool. also, the form study on page 2 reminds me of a Miles Johnston piece. I can't see almost any of your recent images though- is it just my computer? I've been having problems with attachments too, but I ended up creating a new discord server and posting my images there and then copying the link into the 'upload image' option in the post buttons.

One thing I would like to point out: you said something about wanting to study perspective earlier? I would encourage that very mucch. Personally, I neglected perspective until very recently, and that really will end up hurting you- it makes your figures look less real and less grounded when you can't visualise them in space, or when your feet on your character are the slightest bit off. Then again, too much perspective can kill a piece, so it's all about studying and applying those studies to find a good balance. Thumbs_up

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1. Use the biggest brush possible for a given passage.
2. Paint large shapes first, followed by small shapes.
3. Save your tonal and chromatic accents until the last.
4. Try to soften any edge that doesn’t need to be sharp.
5. Take time to get the center of interest right.

Or, the briefer version: (B.L.A.S.T.)
Big brushes.
Large to small.
Accents last.
Soften edges.
Take your time. 

(James Gurney)
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