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RE: Would you like to come up and see my etchings? - Samszym - 09-05-2014

Noice studies dude! Just make sure you're applying them to your own pieces and ideas and not making studies for the sake of making pretty studies. Cool to see you're doing stuff form imagination, do more!


RE: Would you like to come up and see my etchings? - Jaik - 09-05-2014

Nice job man, those gestures are lookin better everytime I am in here. Good to see you are still working hard :)


RE: Would you like to come up and see my etchings? - Adam Lina - 09-13-2014

StardustLarva & Jaik, thanks guys!

Samszym, thats my plan to start trying to make my own ideas once I've got more time and energy. Im just doing these charcoal studies of armor to try to get better at rendering. I've always had a slight dislike for rendering but now its starting to become fun. Thanks for commenting!

Heres more charcoal armor studies and some gestures. Im trying to reverse engineer Jeff Watts Reilly abstraction after watching a stream of him doing quick gestures.


RE: Would you like to come up and see my etchings? - JyonnyNovice - 09-13-2014

Lovely charcoal man! what do you use for the highlights? chalk? Figures are looking really dynamic too!


RE: Would you like to come up and see my etchings? - Adzerak - 09-14-2014

Man those traditional armor studies look good! Liked the Jorah Mormont study on the page before too, but it's nice to see that you get more contrast in the armors now. Makes them look more metal and you know...armory. Impressed by your knack of blending the shading in such a smooth way without it getting all blurred up!

For the gestures, have you tried doing them with only one line? I found that helped me a lot, especially when I did quick ones. It's easy to get caught up in anatomy and forget that you're actually doing gesture. You want the balance and flow of the pose, not so much the detail. And I found doing those gestures without letting go of the pen helped my line quality too.
Everyone's got a different approach but it's nice to switch it up once in a while also :)


RE: Would you like to come up and see my etchings? - Adam Lina - 09-17-2014

JyonnyNovice: Thanks! I use white charcoal pencil for the highlights and a tortillion to blend.

Adzerak: Thanks! I've been trying to get more gestural and use long continuous flowy lines. I'll try that out with the one continuous line for the whole gesture.

I want to start updating more regularly. It makes me realize how much Im not doing per day when I dont upload 3 weeks worth of stuff at once. So in 4 days I did 3 sketchbook pages (and a few gesture pages that Im not uploading because its pretty much the same as the last dozen gestures) of anatomy sketches from Sarah Siblets book. Also tonight I'll be going to a life drawing group. I havnt done life drawing in like 10 years so Im excited for that. Hopefully I can meet some cool artists people as well.


RE: Would you like to come up and see my etchings? - pnate - 09-17-2014

Oh man, great anatomy studies and also love the way you rendered that armor in your sketchbook. Hope to see more personal stuff soon!


RE: Would you like to come up and see my etchings? - Adam Lina - 09-18-2014

Thanks, Nate! One of these days I'll get to doing personal stuff XD. Theres just so much general knowledge to learn that I can apply to almost anything. I have ideas for personal pieces but I need to study a ton more stuff like drapery and clothing design. Im starting to feel more confident with my nekkid people drawing but theres always more to learn.

Heres what I did in life drawing yesterday.


RE: Would you like to come up and see my etchings? - Adam Lina - 09-21-2014

More anatomy and gestures. I've got the next 2 days off work so going to be hopefully getting a lot more done.


RE: Would you like to come up and see my etchings? - Adam Lina - 09-23-2014

more stuff


RE: Would you like to come up and see my etchings? - Adam Lina - 09-26-2014

Some mechanical design studying with memory sketches and Chow WIP. Sorry if you cant see a lot of my light lines. I messed with it in PS to try to make them more visible.


RE: Would you like to come up and see my etchings? - Triggerpigking - 10-01-2014

Damn them armor studies are fantastic man :), also nice work on the memory sketches of the robots, alot of them are'nt that visible but the ones that are seem pretty close to the originals.


RE: Would you like to come up and see my etchings? - Mariyan-Hristov - 10-01-2014

Yeah the armor looks great and your work in general, its amazing how much you improved just for a few months :)


RE: Would you like to come up and see my etchings? - aks9 - 10-01-2014

Your gestures/anatomy/figure stuff are looking good :)
Nice work with the mecha stuff. I think it could be a good idea to go over these with single straight lines on all the hard edges, and to get out your 4B and put the dark darks where they need to go. No reason to wait, jump into values!


RE: Would you like to come up and see my etchings? - Adam Lina - 10-09-2014

Thanks guys!

I signed up for the Watts Atelier online school. I plowed through figure phase. It was mostly reviewing stuff I already know. Starting on figure phase II tonight. Still going to life drawing too.


RE: Would you like to come up and see my etchings? - Craig Paton - 10-10-2014

A lot of hard work and study going on in this sketchbook. This will pay off without end. Look forward to seeing where you go with your work.


RE: Would you like to come up and see my etchings? - Adam Lina - 10-11-2014

Thanks Craig!


RE: Would you like to come up and see my etchings? - JyonnyNovice - 10-11-2014

Wow that guy with a beard is awesome man! great job!


RE: Would you like to come up and see my etchings? - Adam Lina - 10-14-2014

Thanks Jyonny!

More Watts studies and some star wars figures.


RE: Would you like to come up and see my etchings? - Adam Lina - 10-17-2014

little update. I got some Wolff Carbon charcoal pencils which I really like. They're more expensive than the Generals but they dont break when you try to sharpen them down to a long taper like they do at Watts.