New sketchbook thread
If it's in your sketchbook, it belongs in this thread.
Stephen Silver recommended basically doing blind contours for caricature. Makes them much more unique.
nah it's all from imagination, that's why it gets wonky sometimes, but I like it like that. Mostly learned anatomy from medical books. I will move on to studies lifedrawing someday though, don't know when.
some life sketches from this summer, i did a lot more after that but taking pictures is a pain
anyone have tips for avoiding this inside a sketchbook?
Buy workable fixatif spray. They sell it next to all of the art shit at Walmart. It's only like $5 there. It kind of blew my mind when I found that out.
You can also spray it with a bit of hairspray. That sort of has the same effect.
How do I get over only drawing comfort zone in my moleskine
I never really have that long of a period where I am not drawing that I am afraid of doing bad work in a new book, but maybe if you went ahead and shit on a page you wouldnt care any more? Just take a big ol poo inbetween two pages and smash it hard like a fibrous smelly smore.
Make sure the graphite goes inside the tooth of the paper properly by going over the drawing with a brush. It will help prevent the smudging from happening at least at a minimum rate, but it wont stop it from happening.
From yesterday; 2 studies
If anyone wants to critique, knock yourselves out
Decided to ink a sketch for a card for my bf. As soon as I started inking it I realized the heads seem kind of big... Never worked too much with perspective before either :s Thoughts?
I opened the image before reading the post and i honestly thought that some guy with a loli fetish made that drawing.
or in other words you like like a child in that drawing. just sayin' senpai
Helpful hint: when you draw arms that you suspect may be too short, imagine the person putting their arms up and bending their elbow over their head like pic related
I look like a child irl ;-; But (hopefully) probably not as young as my pic may look. Maybe once I add shading I can make myself look more of-age hahah
These are really helpful, I never thought about the elbow-over-head thing. Thank you! :) Also I really like how you drew that arm over the head.
Whatever, I stand by what I said.
I'm a beginner, so if I need to fuck off to that thread, tell me. Otherwise, dumpan from both my sketchbooks.
>On the other, you seem fucking crazy. Are you on drugs or something?
I don't drink either
am tee total
No, not that one. Starting now I'm reaching deeper into my sketchbooks. I did these while drunk and watching Star Trek with my old man.
1st day of sketching in a sketchbook with references.
So I have a habit of not drawing shapes leading up to the final image. I just draw an edge and go from there. Is it bad to do so?
Because I feel perfectly comfortable where I am now.
i think you would benefit from maybe not defining the lines so distinctly as much as letting the light define where the lines should go. Its in a way as if your drawing outlines around predominate features of the face
Actually, now that I think about it, I only do it when I have to make it look like the reference. If not then I do use shapes, especially if starting from scratch.
Haha, yea the fact that I could've brought a sharp pencil for drawing and a dull pencil for shading went over my head... yes, for an entire year.
>transparent lacquer of any type
>blow on your shit/use a brush created for this purpose
>charcoal should be on charcoal paper, charcoals do not stay in books, they are binded.
it's based off insecurity of having your sketchbook judged by others. There's no reason to show anyone your sketchbook, if you want something to show to people then buy a separate book that you can use as your portfolio "sketch" book... so you can impress your shit friends and tell them it's just your "sketch" book ... ugh disgusting but I won't judge, there's your answer anon >>'
Not exactly my sketchbook but I just doodled this at random while in Japanese class
hah, I recognized at oncce the being in a hole thing. I have this metaphor where I'm falling into darkness and I've been falling so long I forget that I'm actually in free fall. or being underwater and you lose track of which way is up.
I don't really call this depression though, mate. I think depression as a word is being used too lightly. I think if your suffering is somewhat enjoyable it's not depression.
Best animated feature after inside-out. Why haven't you seen the peanuts movie yet /ic/?
The form of the heads are decent but it looks like you gave up on the bodies. Do form and anatomy studies bruv. No use getting good at drawing heads if you can't draw the rest of the body to an equal level.
lectures are only worth going to for this
these photographs need to behave
the bottom sketch is of a photo of my SR lecturer & her husband on a huge statue of Einstein
tattoo artist reporting in..
Aside from your lack of knowledge in anatomy, your shading needs work *im not even going to talk about the perspective of that crown, please look at people wearing hats as reference of it*
Anyway, if this is supposed to be tattoo flash art (and it totally looks like this is what you're trying to draw here) You need to work on your dark areas. When it comes to drawing pencil flash art, it's better to create a deeper contrast, your shading, some may say, is alright for a drawing, but for tattoo flash, it's too light. You need to push dark areas. I would suggest using your 6B pencil really dont be afraid of putting the blackest areas down in ink too. Really makes your flash art pop.
Please work on your text. It should flow, and each letter should be around the same size in width. Always plan ahead with a grid for text. I would practice by writing one word, over and over again in different 'fonts' until you can do it effortlessly.
Please for the love of god, reference, reference, reference.
Aint no shame in looking at the thing you're drawing sweetpea.
Im sure if I were male I would be elbow deep. But yeah, I've seen it a lot. Most girls who come for the odd, infinity symbol, or kids names want a bad boy and well.. doesn't get more badass without disease or a prison sentence than a tattoo artist. But usually in the high end studios that doesn't happen. In the gritty down town ones, yeah all the time.
Its funny, were i work right now, the guys married and has kids, still see the girls trying to get money off for a blow job and shit. I just sit at my station and laugh, cos he's one of those guys dedicated to his woman and family.
But yeah, if you wanna get free pussy, but wanna be more talented than a photographer. Probably good career to get into, just don't open or work in a studio in a nice area and bam, you're swimming in the pussy.
Just got a toned sketchbook, christened it with this.Thoughts?
Unfortunately, I don't have a way to scan my sketchbook drawings, so I just held them up to my webcam and took pictures.
Sorry about the poor lighting and photo quality
This one and the next three are collages of events that took place in the movie The Invention of Lying
This one is from a series of journal entries. It's the only one worth sharing.
This one has kind of a funny story behind it (though most of the other ones do as well)
I'll be sticking around this thread for awhile if anyone has any questions/comments/advice
Thanks for putting up with this dump of my terrible drawings.
Posted these in a draw thread but they got ignored. Both only halfway finished because reasons. Regardless, what do i need to work on?
Neat stuff, draw from life more though. You need work on ur perspective/form.
You got a long way to go, but you're heads and shoulders above a lot of first time /ic/ posters.
tattoo anon here.
Looks good so far, you should look into developing line weight though, gives simple line-art depth, thicker lines where there would be shadow. Just gives tattoo line art a bit more depth and direction
This is an okay example of what I mean, if i find any better ones on my travels around the interwebs ill post them here to you so you can get a good understanding. If you have instagram, just search #tattooapprentice or #tattooapprenticeflash and you'll find a shit load of really good references to what i mean, and you'd be able to see where you think your skills sit, I always thought that helped, seeing where you were in a group of peers, you wont really get that here in /ic/ not many tattoo artists kick about. Let alone people who are looking, or have gotten an apprenticeship.
Hope I'm being helpful.
oh and stop chicken scratching your lines in, you have to be proud of your lines, like uhm, what am i trying to say, bold holds man.
Strong, one pass lines are a must. They must be clean, and sharp, best way to do that is stop drawing with your wrist and use movement from your shoulder and elbow, dont be afraid to turn the page rather than your body to get a single stroke. Dont stay in the one place with your ink, or you'll get ink blobs though. That completely breaks the line.
trying to be le randumb skeleton jelly and its an apparent one-trick pony.
Let me predict your next page:
Vomit Guy: Well I have to go now.
Crow: Go where?
Vomit Guy: Nowhere.
Crow: Alone again...
*vomit guy reappears*
Vomit Guy: Hey, I forgot to give you this.
*hands Crow a small sheet of paper with the words "Kill Yourself" written on it*
crow kills self
etc et fucking cetera
I think this'll just be a nice big advice post.
I don't read many art books. When I do read them, I'm mostly bored and not entirely paying attention anyways. A lot of the time, I just look at artists that I admire (erik gist, jeff watts, kim jung gi, frazetta, ruan jia, etc.) and analyze the way they make their marks, the value range they use, their edge control, and whatever else I can pick out that makes their work unique. I watch some Feng Zhu stuff for inspiration, too.
I used flickr for the deer and the heron claw (I made a yahoo email account a while back, apparently the two are connected somehow so I had an account on Flickr too). Easy website to use, just search for the thing you want and you get tens of thousands of high-res pics. Pretty underrated imo.
The bottom two came from a current body thread on /fit/. 4chan is actually a really good resource for references- I use /s/ for women in general, /fit/ for fit men and fit girls, /hm/ for men in general, /fa/ for clothes, /soc/ for faces, so on.
One more thing- I've only been studying every day for about a year now. Pic related was my very best back in December of last year. Big advice piece: definitely draw every day. If you miss a day once, don't bug yourself about it; just try to draw again the next day. Find your weaknesses, have a go at them, and try not to be scared of the whole process. You'll fail a bunch of times, but you'll learn a lot of stuff, which actually is almost as good as succeeding.
no problem dude, hope you get on okay with it. Look forward to seeing your next work with this in mind. If you start a post and label it 'tattoo-anon' I'll see it and give you a hand with anything, same goes with other wanna be tattooers out there.
trying to get back into the swing of drawing for the past year or so after like a decade of doing nothing more than shitty doodles of bosses during meetings at work.
I have this thing for drawing eyes with really shitty ballpoint pens.
Any tips of proportions (other than starting with the wirework body type stuff)
Mechanical studies. More focused on details and connections than accuracy.
I've been drawing for two days. Should I kill myself /ic/? Any tips for anyone who hasn't drawn ever?
been drawing "for real" for almost three years, not very satisfied with my progress and still pretty much a beginner/lost when it comes to a lot basic stuff (especially light and shadow, jesus christ)
here are some of my drawings over the past few months that I thought looked OK, please critique the hell out of it because I want to know the proper approach to drawing. every time something i draw turns out OK i feel like I don't really understand why that worked but the last 50 attempts didn't, and what i really want is to learn from my drawings and acquire the knowledge needed to properly execute a drawing
just rip me a new asshole family
Mine, fast draw. Crituque welome
I don't care what anyone says, but that calf is way too short. If it's foreshortened then you failed to accurately portray the feeling that it's moving into space. Cross contours or even a simple cylindrical shape would be -Super- beneficial.
I think I'm going to redo this with actual effort but here's the concept
I generally like this one except for the nips - I really fucked up there
Good job to you for exploring different angles and objects instead of samefacing like so many other people end up doing. I'd say your perspective really needs work and you should try being more bold and less uncertain with your drawings. They have this kind of awkward, sketchy feel. Other than that keep exploring!
thank you very much for your input and yes i am extremely tentative. i just have a hard time focusing in general and haven't quite acquired the skill of breaking down details yet; i find myself getting lost and frustrated in just about every drawing i make. but i'm going to keep at it, thanks for the input !