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RE: JyonnyNovice - from Novice to Master! - Adam Lina - 12-02-2015

Nice work, man. Sounds like you'll be learning a lot from all those courses.

RE: JyonnyNovice - from Novice to Master! - JyonnyNovice - 12-08-2015

Adam Thanks, schoolism has really amazing courses. Around $140 for a years access.

Some recent stuff, more character design stuff, some quick people sketches and some gestures. I got out of the habit of uploading my stuff on here, should get back to updating more of my progress.

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RE: JyonnyNovice - from Novice to Master! - JyonnyNovice - 12-10-2015

Trying to get into the habit of updating my sketchbook every day / most days. Will see how it goes! This is everything I did today.

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Sketching this guy from memory, an exercise from Stephen Silver, take some mental notes of someone you see during the day then some hours later draw a face / character with those characteristics. For this guy was the really round / smooth forehead, double balls on his nose, thin lips and that hairline that cuts his head in half. Pretty good exercise for memorising different types of features for characters.
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Head study day, did noses:
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RE: JyonnyNovice - from Novice to Master! - JyonnyNovice - 12-11-2015

Today's stuff; portraits, hands and How to Render book:

Struggling when I try to do a bigger sized, carefully constructed / measured portrait (the middle one), proportions keep getting away from me. They work out much better when I quickly throw down the shapes and work the likeness out after.
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RE: JyonnyNovice - from Novice to Master! - AlCo - 12-11-2015

Really love your character sheets! That Tinker Bell break-down was amazing too! Really like the comic panel too :)

I can say something about the YAC illustration/logo you did in the previous page, being a graphic designer myself: I don't know the context, how and where that would be applied. but keep it simple!

I'd definitely like to see some composition studies!

RE: JyonnyNovice - from Novice to Master! - JyonnyNovice - 12-12-2015

AlCo Thanks man, there is a lot of benefit in tracing over other people's drawings and photo's to figure out how stuff is constructed or can be simplified. About the logo; thanks for the comments, I thought I was keeping it simple XD graphic design is something I don't know much about so I just fiddle around til something looks acceptable - I downloaded a course on it, since it seems where I live there is plenty of work doing that kind of stuff, eventually I'll get around to studying it. Hopefully some composition / scenes coming soon!

Not much to show today, just some generic manga heads.

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RE: JyonnyNovice - from Novice to Master! - JyonnyNovice - 12-13-2015

not much done today either, studying some boobs:

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RE: JyonnyNovice - from Novice to Master! - JyonnyNovice - 12-15-2015

Back to normal today, hands, figure drawing, perspective stuff:

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RE: JyonnyNovice - from Novice to Master! - JyonnyNovice - 12-16-2015

Anatomy day today, tried in digital, was pretty fun:

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RE: JyonnyNovice - from Novice to Master! - JyonnyNovice - 12-17-2015

Didn't get too much time today, some hands (all from imagination / just with my own hands, pretty happy how they came out) and start of a page of facial expressions:

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RE: JyonnyNovice - from Novice to Master! - AlCo - 12-17-2015

Woah man, awesome hands from imagination! Keep them coming!

RE: JyonnyNovice - from Novice to Master! - Markus Creation - 12-17-2015

in the beginning of this sketchbook you posted a schedule.
Did you follow through? It looks really tough!
How long did you do that?

RE: JyonnyNovice - from Novice to Master! - LaleAnn - 12-17-2015

Great job man! Those figures and hands are really getting better and more "fluid" (can we say that in english xD) You seem to be getting good at controlling perspective as well! e_e Loving the dedication as well!

RE: JyonnyNovice - from Novice to Master! - JyonnyNovice - 12-18-2015

AlCo Thanks! Next challenge is to pose them how I want - those all just kind of came out however they did without much control.

Markus I stuck to that plan for only a couple of weeks, it was far too ambitious for me. Right now I follow this one: I don't hit every hour of every block, since stuff is always coming up that eats into that time, but this kind of 3 stages per day plan seems to be working for me. 1st stage: warmup, 2nd stage: work on weaknesses, 3rd stage: study new stuff / strengthen stuff. Seems to be manageable thing to do everyday. Then on weekends work on a project to apply all this study and work to something.

Lale Merci! I feel things coming together more, less frustration and more fun these days! You can definitely say fluid in English : )

Todays stuff; hands (studying from Hogarth) and rendering practice. Made a start on rendering this thing in photoshop, may or may not finish that last image.

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RE: JyonnyNovice - from Novice to Master! - JyonnyNovice - 12-20-2015

My little project this weekend; making a christmas card for our friend who got deported. I'd forgotten about it and her boyfriend just gave me the card yesterday, so kind of rushed it. Happy enough with the result but I know I could've done loads better. I know she'll be happy though, so it's all good.

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The finished card
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Whole thing is really skewed! Need to stop leaning my head on my hand when I draw. If I had more time I would've made chibi's of all her friends instead of the random chibi's from reference (although I put her boyfriend in the back second from the left at least).

RE: JyonnyNovice - from Novice to Master! - KurtJeremy - 12-21-2015

sup jyonny long time no see, i see youre still working on anatomy stuff but i also see some perspective stuff. thats good , mixing it up breaks the monotony of studying.

those chibis are cute. i liked how you painted them looks really 3 dimensional.

RE: JyonnyNovice - from Novice to Master! - JyonnyNovice - 12-22-2015

Kurt Thanks man. I'm trying to do a little bit of each of the important study areas each week, so I can feel progress across everything instead of getting stuck on heads or anatomy or whatever for weeks at a time. It's kind of hard, since after a day of anatomy study I am all fired up and into it and want to continue. Now I've started a rhythm to it though I'm finding it easier to switch it off and pick it up again a week later. I do the same topic on the same day each week (except for this week, which has got all screwed up by outside commitments). By the way, where are your updates man? Haven't seen anything from you in ages...!

Trying to do more digital, since I like how they look, but I find it really hard. Will keep practising. Today some hands and mannikin constructions. Also trying to tackle colour a bit, doing my project on the weekend made me want to learn it. Just trying to match colours by eye from photo and a painting today (the fairy was for my daughter who bustled in and demanded I paint a man in pink clothes with blue hair, that changed to a woman, that was then a fairy).

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RE: JyonnyNovice - from Novice to Master! - JyonnyNovice - 12-24-2015

Didn't quite finish this one but probably won't get to post til after christmas. This is following Sycra's video on 'choosing colours that work'. Really nice breakdown for a colour novice like me, the paintings are starting to look nice I think!

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Merry christmas everyone! If you believe in that kind of thing : ) if not have fun anyway ^_^

RE: JyonnyNovice - from Novice to Master! - badbaddog - 12-24-2015

Doing great man! What to say, just keep at it. Try to apply a study from memory from time to time, maybe?
Awesome job, happy holidays!

RE: JyonnyNovice - from Novice to Master! - BenFlores - 12-28-2015

Good to see you've been putting those hours in. Keep up the consistency. If I could suggest anything , it would be to spend more time on your work, try to really one up yourself with the next one.