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Re: Dmotym's Sketchbook

Postby dmotym » Thu Oct 28, 2010 2:23 pm

coreyh2Thanks, It's more out of necessity than any diligence on my part. Once I fall off the wagon, I won't find it for weeks. Though it's been easier lately than when I started.

No studies today, taking a break to just draw what I want, and what I want is to start a comic!

Please, any and all critique you can offer. The name is Isolation, a Sci-fi story exploring the vastness of space and to be lost in it. Length is indeterminate. This page itself is not complete.

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Warm up, cool down gestures.

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Re: Dmotym's Sketchbook

Postby dmotym » Fri Oct 29, 2010 3:18 pm

Today's stuff

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Re: Dmotym's Sketchbook

Postby dmotym » Sat Oct 30, 2010 1:38 pm

Loomis studies and gestures.

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Re: Dmotym's Sketchbook

Postby dmotym » Sun Oct 31, 2010 4:55 pm

With this post I'm 50 hours into my goal.

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Re: Dmotym's Sketchbook

Postby dmotym » Mon Nov 01, 2010 7:18 pm

Gestures and some plates from Harold Speed's book.

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Re: Dmotym's Sketchbook

Postby chrisc » Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:03 pm

Nice update! I'm liking the gestures. The master copies are showing your improvement.
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Re: Dmotym's Sketchbook

Postby coreyh2 » Tue Nov 02, 2010 1:52 am

If you like doing master copies there is this
http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showth ... p?t=166289
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Re: Dmotym's Sketchbook

Postby dmotym » Tue Nov 02, 2010 4:58 pm

@ChrisC Thank you, it was a welcome change of pace from drawing stick figures.

@CoreyH2 I've seen that before, I probably shouldn't put it off too long.

I'm beginning to viscerally hate my gestures, even without the 30 second thing, there's this stiffness that I can't seem to shake lately. I want to suggest form instead of stick figures, though right now it's cumbersome.

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Re: Dmotym's Sketchbook

Postby coreyh2 » Tue Nov 02, 2010 8:49 pm

Bargue and master copying in general was a little boring for me. It did seem quite disconnected to work I wanted to make anyway.

I've done gestures based on the book Force: Dynamic Life Drawing for Animators by Mike Mattesi and Figure Drawing: Design and Invention by Figure Drawing: Design and Invention by Michael Hampton. They are pretty different styles. I'm not very good at either so far.

Both those book say to use curves while doing gestures instead of straight lines and also to use something they call rhythm. The curves aren't suppose to relate to each other symmetrically. There are a bunch of different things about it on google. There is a wide range between measure heavy art and looser art.
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&safe=off&&sa=X&ei=KtnQTKOLKIKCsQPbtYXICw&ved=0CBYQvwUoAQ&q=gesture+drawing+rhythm&spell=1

You should try to get some interesting poses. Most art poses are pretty boring. The Buddy Scalera books are pretty good. There are some interesting ones linked on concept art too.
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Re: Dmotym's Sketchbook

Postby dmotym » Thu Nov 04, 2010 6:30 am

Think my post was deleted.

Experimenting with different techniques for quick gestures, hit or miss. I've just decided it's an ongoing progress. Also, a character design that I've been kicking around in my head, was pleasantly surprised by how close it was to my mental image. Need to work on hands/feet.

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Re: Dmotym's Sketchbook

Postby dmotym » Thu Nov 04, 2010 3:27 pm

Bleh, couldn't concentrate today.
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Re: Dmotym's Sketchbook

Postby chrisc » Thu Nov 04, 2010 4:02 pm

We all have those days. At least you're working through them.
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Re: Dmotym's Sketchbook

Postby dmotym » Fri Nov 05, 2010 3:10 pm

chrisc That much I can do.

I find that more than when I started I need to manage my concentration, It's forcing me to try new things.

Warm ups as usual.
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Getting back to basic mark making which actually preoccupied me for a while.
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Re: Dmotym's Sketchbook

Postby dmotym » Sat Nov 06, 2010 5:38 pm

So I'm knee deep in Michael Hampton, I started the gesture chapter, then I went mad.

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Definitely made some progress, but I'm kind of burned out on the figure, gonna start on architecture/landscape.
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Re: Dmotym's Sketchbook

Postby coreyh2 » Sat Nov 06, 2010 8:54 pm

You sure work fast. :)

Here is a blog with a bunch more Michael Hampton images. It is one of my favorite books that I've gotten so far.
http://figuredrawingdotinfo.blogspot.com/

I switch to comic coloring or working on perspective when I get bored. I haven't done landscapes much yet.
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