Jaik's Sketches & Thoughts
#21
So for today we have perspective and figure drawing, update for chow (struggling to make the skin look shiny), and a random creature design and car doodle from when I was watching TV with the fam over dinner.

Crits are alwayssssss welcome <3

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#22
Finished my chow to the point I can be bothered I think, also managed to get enough gestures for the spartan camp, though the ones from imagination look kind of flat.. Oh well, I'll get better eventually.
Also a frog study and a couple of enviro studies, the last one is completely made up and it shows >.> Getting there, but slowly...

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#23
Okay so today have a few sketches from my sketchbook. There was a grasshopper on my window so i stole some quick anatomy sketches then tried to reconstruct it a couple of hours later. Started planning the CoW that Ill enter this week.

Digitally we have some colour theory stuff, and an enviro.. nothing really exciting, I really am not doing too good with this enviro quickies from imagination though.. Anyone have any tips? Im sticking with the soft round, hard round and default chalk brushes, is that what I'm doing wrong? should i try other brushes? make my own? Wandering lost atm.

Oh and i finished working through Norlings Perspective made easy. Anyone have any recommendations for a more advanced book?

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#24
Bit of that bit of this.
Ideas for a new COW.. I decided when i got to that point that I didnt like it :3, then som studies, 1.5hr still life, couple of enviros, a bat wing.. the usual. Imagination island trying in the style of that faeries study i did a while back.. didnt quite pull it off but meh..

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#25
Not alot for today, spent most of yesterday reading up on my colour theory from huevaluechroma.com which hurt my head massively >.>

Mostly gestures as I did some Loomis work..

Crits welcomed :D

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#26
Thanks AJCC! I will be sure to keep up my pace :)

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Sooo today, Dad was watching the F1, so i got a sneaky sketch in, technically its like him, could see what I did wrong, but I really didnt capture his likeness.. No idea how I screwed up which is semi-frustrating....
Figure drawing practice, used the starting theme of the last episodes of Naruto for the non-Loomis ones, it was good because they just gave an outline and it was incredibly stylised in every other regard so i had to fill in the blanks.
Also did 2 imagination enviros.. These are sooo hard ;_; but I see very vague improvements.

Thanks for looking!

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#27
Not alot for today was at work.
Worked a bit more on the bat, anndd started this weeks EoW, so of by accident, was just mucking round in photoshop and it came out :3

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#28
Again, not much.

Did my first material sphere, didnt turn out too great..
And some comp sketches from imagination practising rule of thirds.

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#29
Not alot, ChoW comp, gestures, had a pretty crap day not gonna lie.. nothing I did turned out well >.> how demotivating

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#30
I hate skin...

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#31
Alright, def need help.. WTB crits..

I have for you today, a horrible imagination face.. which looks like she lacks a chin, a transvestite study with an attitude problem and a bunch of skin orbs, none of which look very realistic..

This week.. has been crappy so far, sorry guys >.>

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#32
Todays work

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#33
Anatomy and skin

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#34
Not a lot today, was at work and only had the night to try and work out how the knee works because Loomis, Bammes and Bridgman didnt explain it well enough for my simple mind.. but I got it all worked out.. roughly :P Also did some bird gestures at work, and my knobby hand which didnt turn out right.. oh well havent learnt hands yet anyway :P

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#35
Decided to go back to black and white values, so did a couple of studies, tried to leave the values blocked in on the face as much as I would allow myself, face is still screwed up, but mehh

And todays body part is the knee..

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#36
Alright today I did more knees.. Yay.. working from bridgman and bammes for the first 2 images then from my own knee for the others...
Then an enviro from my head, probably one of my better ones yet, still working in black and white, getting the values right, may work on it a bit more, who knows...

Anyway, thanks for viewing, crit if you can :)

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#37
Not a heap today, read a fair bit on colour theory rather than drawing, I guess thats unavoidable though.. Should be able to get more done tomorrow.
Did an eniviro from a tutorial that I have since lost the link too..

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#38
So, today i did a black and white still life, I think my values are still too light though.. but I learnt a lot, I now see that I got into colour way too early and should really practice value a lot more. Saw a quote somewhere (i forget where) that said "Colour gets all the credit, but value does the heavy lifting".. Though I feel as I should have come to this conclusion a long time ago..

Also finished that enviro, well as finished as its ever going to be, and started on another.

My stuff for this weeks CoW, I really like the topic and think I may enter this time.. I been saying that for many weeks though >.> I went with the stationary male, hyperactive female.

Two reffed 20min enviros

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#39
good to see you working hard man, keep it up. keep an eye on those values though.

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#40
Thanks Brent! The support means a lot to me :) Yeah values are something I thought I was okay at, but on review I'm still fudging them a fair bit.. so practice practice practice..
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Not a lot for today, just some anatomy studies.

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