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General => Challenges & Activities => Topic started by: PixelPiledriver on January 30, 2014, 01:22:42 pm

Title: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PixelPiledriver on January 30, 2014, 01:22:42 pm
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-tYPSlpp_Mnk/UupOEUGHWxI/AAAAAAAAJAY/k7YrlYP3nas/s1600/DailySketch.png)

Yo!
This thread is for posting whatever you worked on today.
It doesn't have to be finished.
It doesn't have to be good.
Any size.
Any medium.
Any style.
Any colors.
Just take some time and draw/create something!
Then show it to us.
See how many days you can post in a row without missing a day.
The idea is to turn out lots of different ideas and drawings over time.
Or if you really want, you can post the same thing again if you do more work on it the next day.
Crits and thoughts are also welcome.
But try hard to always post an image of your own along with text.
GO!
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PixelPiledriver on January 30, 2014, 02:09:02 pm
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-f9CPJSunQic/UupcrubvpoI/AAAAAAAAJAo/MgyzjpfMcWE/s1600/PPD1_3.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Tijjer on January 30, 2014, 04:59:30 pm
Cool thread, pretty new here but have been stalking this website before, anyways heres something I made  :)

(http://i1145.photobucket.com/albums/o502/TijjerGamepark/Pixel%20Art/isabelle_zps9d4675ce.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Probo on January 30, 2014, 05:29:31 pm
I like that rabbit with a huge mouth, PixelPiledriver :D it reminds me of Monty Python and The Holy Grail

thats really cute tijjer, i like the colours. I think this thread is just for sketches though?

Ive been messing around with designs for a balding bruiser for a game, im not a great drawer though, its a bit wonky. upperbody is a bit twisted, his left arm is too far forward i think. pixel art for games is forgiving with its fixed perspectives!

(http://i.imgur.com/NiqXqzz.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Charlieton on January 30, 2014, 06:54:11 pm
I think this thread is just for sketches though?
Yo!
This thread is for posting whatever you worked on today.
This tells me that the only limitation for a contribution relates to the time-frame in which it was concieved or changed.

I'm embarassed about still not having finished this secret santa piece. I'm in bit of a slump, because all I ever do with it is go in and make small changes. I don't have a "game-plan" for how to proceed, so I just make corrections, even though the piece (possibly) isn't done on a conceptual level. Anyway, today I made some of those small changes, so I'm posting it.

(http://i.imgur.com/RceOTn6.png)

Perhaps trying to keep up with daily updates through this thread will encourage me to try and do more significant improvements. I hope!
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Tijjer on January 30, 2014, 07:58:21 pm
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I think this thread is just for sketches though?

He said any style so it can be either pixel, digital, or traditional.  Maybe even beyond that.  But thanks for the complement!  Its supposed to be Isabelle from Animal Crossing: New Leaf. 

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(http://i.imgur.com/NiqXqzz.jpg)

I like how you exaggerated the muscles, the bottom torso to the feet though seem odd to me as if they do not support the character  :huh: .  But its good!

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(http://i.imgur.com/RceOTn6.png)


Oooo, so abstract looking!  Very interesting to look at, please do more like this!  ;D
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Mr. Fahrenheit on January 30, 2014, 09:41:17 pm
(http://puu.sh/6E8iO.png)

Been drawing some small sprites for picture wars. I took some hints from vagrant's avatar for the steam. I cant seem to get the glass helmet thing looking right though.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Probo on January 31, 2014, 03:52:10 am
@charlieton

yep youre right, i missed the 'any medium' part!

@Tijjer

thanks for the feedback! I see what you mean, do you think a lot of that stems from the feet? like theyre not correctly aligned to the floor?

@Mr farenheit

they look cool. the white highlight on the glass helmet looks too big and low to me, id push it up and show more of the mans face inside.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: milokey on January 31, 2014, 04:45:25 am
Well, I was going to go to bed, but...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v237/milokey/snakecursesdoodledoop_zpsdba9fd9b.jpg)
Being quick and dirty about it.  I think I'll try to keep up this daily challenge, since I'm really out of sync with my drawings lately.  Draw more, take no survivors!
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cheetah on January 31, 2014, 07:04:06 am
Hopefully this will help motivate me to improve my meager skills. I have been hoping to do a geometric self portrait for some time. Today I started out with some sketches, I think I want to do the 3/4 view. I will continue to post my progress, moving into different mediums and hopefully eventually have an avatar to use.

(http://imageshack.com/a/img268/6521/sj5m.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Jim16 on January 31, 2014, 04:08:05 pm
I've had a wacom for over a year now, and all I've done with it is pixel art. So I've decided to join this as long as I can. First thing I learnt is drawing digitally is very different to the paper medium. Second thing I leant, I suck at drawing. After a couple of hours in Photoshop I started to get more comfortable and drew some concept art for a game I'm never going to make :)

Meet Sal, the sea gull.
(http://imageshack.com/a/img843/305/09sy.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Tijjer on January 31, 2014, 05:23:12 pm
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(http://imageshack.com/a/img843/305/09sy.png)

Hehe, hes funny looking!  :lol:

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(http://thanks for the feedback! I see what you mean, do you think a lot of that stems from the feet? like theyre not correctly aligned to the floor?)

No its the waistline.  I feel its a bit too small compared to the rest of the torso.  Also yeah feet could be adjusted some.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Probo on January 31, 2014, 05:43:20 pm
yeah i shouldve thought about the construction more, and the plane hes standing on. though the proportions are meant to be unrealistic, big gorilla arms, undersized lower body. I think i might start practising gesture drawings, realistic proportions etc.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Charlieton on January 31, 2014, 06:32:25 pm
Looks promising, milokey!

Keep it up, Jim16. I'm struggling with getting the feel of drawing digital with a tablet, too.

Moar birds

(http://i.imgur.com/PYPe4Gh.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: A2J2TIWARI on January 31, 2014, 07:34:31 pm
(http://puu.sh/6F9o4.jpg)

I have to get better at drawing in general. I am trying to focus more on real life drawing for now.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Jim16 on January 31, 2014, 09:42:50 pm
The hand on the top right looks like it has six fingers   :-X
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: |||| on January 31, 2014, 11:47:47 pm
I'll join.. though I may not post daily.
I think the ear's a bit too high up.. but hey, this is just practice. The lashes are exaggerated on purpose.

(http://i.imgur.com/AKW713x.png)
Sleepy sleepy

EDIT

Starting tomorrow I'm going to try in ink. I think it's great practice to draw in ink on paper cause you can't erase and it makes you plan everything a few steps ahead as you go.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PixelPiledriver on February 01, 2014, 04:08:02 am
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-vMdLLfNAdPM/UuxwCE_PiUI/AAAAAAAAJA4/nXT6cY-9RKo/s1600/PPD2_2.png)

Keep it going!
To clear any confusion, you are all doing it right.
This thread is about getting into the habit of drawing.
Pixel, pencil, solid, sketchy, color, grayscale, etc are all good and welcome.
The important part is that you try to come back on a regular basis and post something you made that day.

Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: milokey on February 01, 2014, 04:15:39 am
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v237/milokey/snakehaus_zps1d369c96.jpg)
Went along with the idea from yesterday and took it a little farther.
Those ruins are boring as all get out though.  Might try something more involved next time.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cheetah on February 01, 2014, 06:12:30 am
I was generally disappointed in my original sketch attempts, so I'm just working on drawing geometric portraits from references. So the following is just a rough reproduction. Enough of these though and hopefully I will have more confidence in tackling my self-portrait again. The final work will likely be simpler than these, in terms of number of planes, and I need a better photo for reference of myself.

@Milokey: It looks great, but I agree with your assessment that the doorway is too boring.
@LIJJ: I'm a big fan of pen, otherwise I over think what I'm working on instead of just doing it.

(http://imageshack.com/a/img691/35/btj.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Mathias on February 01, 2014, 09:17:34 am
Nice thread, P-Driver.

Way cool, Milokey.



Hybrid bamboos!
(http://i.imgur.com/OvqTurp.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ymedron on February 01, 2014, 11:10:47 am
(http://oi62.tinypic.com/2lih6pj.jpg)

Well, could as well post something here too. I've been drawing these anthropomorphic animal characters for a while now because I joined a group about them.

Very nice job everyone. c:
(especially milokey, your style is right up my alley!)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on February 01, 2014, 11:55:28 am
(http://abload.de/img/2014_2_1haqad.png)
warming up sketching hour from today, 10 min each.

this thread is great, really motivates to share quickies

Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Azuyre on February 01, 2014, 07:39:26 pm
Cool idea for a thread! :D

I saw this weird plant monster in a dream recently, I already did a quick doodle of it but after seeing this thread I decided to take a couple minutes to sketch it out in detail.
(http://imageshack.com/a/img196/6169/h70i.png)

I've been meaning to start up on a pixel-a-day challenge to get myself to do more work so maybe this thread will be a bit of motivation. :)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Corinthian Baby on February 01, 2014, 07:45:08 pm
Here's a sketch I did not too long ago trying to focus on face structure. I am pretty sure it has some anatomy issues but that's what practice is for:
(http://i.imgur.com/Lhys0iY.jpg)
Sorry if that's enormous, I'm posting from my phone and don't have any scaling options right now.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: A2J2TIWARI on February 01, 2014, 08:08:12 pm
@Corinthian Baby: Re-size your image in MS Paint; I do the same.

@Cyangmou: Damn those are awesome! You shall teach me drawing and pixelling both! Be my master!

@Jim16: Yiikes! You are right, I got that flesh wrong. Ty for pointing, I'll remember it next time.

Here are my today's sketches:

(http://puu.sh/6Gnys.JPG)
(http://puu.sh/6GnOv.jpg)

Index finger is too short, I am aware of that and about poses I am not too sure. Link me to some good anatomy step by step tutorials relating to human body and animals please.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: |||| on February 01, 2014, 10:28:29 pm
Awwyeah Mathias and Cyangmou!

Cheetah, I didn't realize the sketch you posted was done straight in pen.. nice! That second set is very impressive.

I have a feeling this thread is going to be awesome!

Alright so I drew in pen today in my compact note booklet. Madame Blavatsky kinda (unintended but sorta looks like her):

(http://i.imgur.com/QGxlxEN.jpg)

I should have picked another page because the pages are so thin  :-\
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Charlieton on February 01, 2014, 10:35:38 pm
I should have picked another page because the pages are so thin  :-\
You could practice making animations with paper like that! Easy to draw atop the previous frame because of the see-through.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: |||| on February 01, 2014, 10:40:40 pm
That's actually a good idea Charlieton. The pages are so thin you can see through two pages at a time :P
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Mathias on February 01, 2014, 11:12:04 pm
Or just use tracing paper . . .

Fix the transparent problem by placing white card stock behind the page. Also, lined page sketchbook?
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: |||| on February 02, 2014, 02:14:25 am
Also, lined page sketchbook?
Yeah.. it's more of a pocket note-book. I won't draw in that no more though MathEYEas; It just looks cheap. I have other unblemished sources of paper I ought to use.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Mr. Fahrenheit on February 02, 2014, 04:31:47 am
(http://puu.sh/6GU1l.png)

Worked on a dropship design the past two days, Hopefully I'll start doing some more physical stuff.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: milokey on February 02, 2014, 04:51:38 am
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v237/milokey/selfderp_zps70650e2e.jpg)
I really spent most of today tiling pixels, so my sketch turned out really self gratuitous.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cheetah on February 02, 2014, 06:52:00 am
Day 3! Not as much and rushed, but adding shading did a lot for the image. Though there are a number of errors. Hopefully the Seahawks winning the super bowl wont interrupt Day 4.

(http://imageshack.com/a/img838/1359/5wqz.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Mathias on February 02, 2014, 07:00:30 am
haha ok, I|I|I|I|I|.


good grainy graphite
(http://i.imgur.com/N6RmlgB.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: surt on February 02, 2014, 09:56:22 am
Cheap mirror in MyPaint to test out my stylus-now-working-in-linux new tablet PC.
(http://img.uninhabitant.com/mechomechoman.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on February 02, 2014, 10:50:15 am
warmup from today, more expressive gargoyle faces =)
10 min each

(http://abload.de/img/2014_2_2t2uf7.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PixelPiledriver on February 02, 2014, 12:32:11 pm
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-WLtqI8q8kvM/Uu46qVzvyEI/AAAAAAAAJBI/YKOF8k8bu8o/s1600/PPD3_1.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Azuyre on February 02, 2014, 03:26:05 pm
(http://imageshack.com/a/img850/2315/33xv.png)
Pixeled my plant monster from yesterday, I figured it was a good chance to try Helm's cluster exercise so I did that as well.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ymedron on February 02, 2014, 05:56:40 pm
(https://31.media.tumblr.com/f891fa42cc19db7ecd36297a86dbb7f7/tumblr_n0dqv1L2YQ1r0vpklo1_500.png)
An embarrassing scrawl because I've spent all day downloading skyrim mods.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Azuyre on February 02, 2014, 06:22:02 pm
(https://31.media.tumblr.com/f891fa42cc19db7ecd36297a86dbb7f7/tumblr_n0dqv1L2YQ1r0vpklo1_500.png)
An embarrassing scrawl because I've spent all day downloading skyrim mods.
Kinda reminds me of Gengar. :lol:
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Probo on February 02, 2014, 10:16:14 pm
I like your sketch style cyangmou, really clean and confident. what kind of pencils do you use? ive often wondered whether a mechanical pencil is the way to go.

(http://i.imgur.com/SFUbrpC.gif)

working on my bruiser
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cheetah on February 03, 2014, 06:01:24 am
Tomorrow I'm going to spend more time on a larger geometric face. The good news is that I did some freehand portraits and they turned out way better than my original post here, so at least I might be improving.

(http://imageshack.com/a/img811/5058/ufjb.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: surt on February 03, 2014, 11:32:58 am
(http://img.uninhabitant.com/ragnod.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Pix3M on February 03, 2014, 11:54:32 am
(http://i60.tinypic.com/2h3yn0g.gif)

Me goofing around with type again.... and experimenting with putting oldstyle numerals with a really extravagant style of text with strong vertical contrasts... (for a lack of a better term?)

I totally didn't shrink the M of my alias because the M wasn't awkwardly big.  :crazy:
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Zizka on February 03, 2014, 12:17:34 pm
It's really interesting to see the art you guys do other than pixel.

Cyangmou I like the way you draw, very precise and yeah, clean and confident for sure. No hesitation, good form. A joy for the eyes. I'm a big fan of everything in pencil anyway.

(Sorry, PPD, you've seen all these but they haven't).
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-vyI8L-HiDNw/UsLE_R0UPHI/AAAAAAAAAIw/CMkKqNrb3AI/s1600/pano3.png)

I don't like how I did the flow around the moon and starts but I'm happy with the end result. For a rpg game I never finished.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on February 03, 2014, 02:58:37 pm
@Pix3m really nice fonts.
Everyone nice work again =)

using a simple mechanical "F" pencil sharpened with a cutter, for some occassions also a "B" pencil. But since those are just sketches I don't use my full set. Usually I'd say I am using all from 4B to 2h if I am actually drawing a pencil artwork.

For today something animation and Anime related.
It's Gilles de Rais from Fate Zero.
Very inspirational character, pure incarnation of joy. It's so sad that he don't made it to the end, but at least he vanished with a big boom.
Regarding anatomy: Fate Zero is really advanced in terms of how they drew and animated their faces, it's definitely one of the animation series which has the highest quality standards and definitely worth to study for every animator.

(http://abload.de/img/2014_2_3_guilles_de_rawjum.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: breakfast on February 03, 2014, 07:20:27 pm
(http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2014/033/2/a/bioshock_lineup___booker_dewitt_by_bbreakfast-d74tod0.png)

Finally finished this guy yesterday! It's Booker DeWitt from BioShock, I'm now working on Elizabeth from the same game.

@Pix3m: ohhh I love that font! I'm a sucker for anything Art Deco, if you couldn't tell from my pull towards BioShock. :]

@Probo: really cute sprite! The animation motions look good to me, but maybe try slowing them down just a bit and see how that looks?
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Probo on February 03, 2014, 08:47:29 pm
@Cyangmou thanks for the pencil info, i didnt realise mechanical pencils were even sharpened! I thought that was one of the benefits, not having to sharpen. so you just swap out the lead as and when you need it? that looks like a fun face to draw, reminds me of blanka for some reason!

@bbreakfast

thanks for the feedback! I have tried it slower, but it was too choppy i thought. I could maybe smooth that out with more frames, but its going to be part of a pseudo-8bit game im trying to make so I dont want to use too many frames.

your sprite looks great by the way. only thing that looks a bit off to me is the hips, they look rather wide, or like he has really full pockets or something? maybe its part of your style.

Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on February 03, 2014, 08:59:05 pm
... ah no.. no mechanical pencil (meant a traditional one I suppose),
although I used a mechanical pencil a long time, but the standard ones are much better if it comes to giving pressure.
You indeed don't have to sharpen a mechanical pencil, unless you are using a charcoal-version or howeve rit's called.

I am using exactly those ones:
(http://cdn.dickblick.com/items/204/97/20497-3080-1-2ww-m.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Probo on February 03, 2014, 10:24:03 pm
thanks for the clarification. I often just use what ever is to hand, like a blunt HB! I should invest in some better tools i think. and sharpeners and rubbers, i lose them like its going out of fashion.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ymedron on February 04, 2014, 12:32:01 am
(https://31.media.tumblr.com/3bcac43d6f6389907e596689ca412d5f/tumblr_n0fyniGLK31tpafdho1_500.png)
Still more doodling, managed to get to actually playing for a little bit today.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Mr. Fahrenheit on February 04, 2014, 12:42:05 am
(http://i.imgur.com/XPZaNA1.png)

Didnt have much time for sketching besides some doodles on papers. I did crash that dropship I drew into some shipping crates. Who loves messy effects, I do!

Also, I find a lot of charcoal pencils to be annoying to draw with because of the friction against the paper is makes it sort of jumpy. I also have a weird thing that makes me not want to shade too much so I dont waste any charcoal  :-[ I assume I shouldnt worry about that right?
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Probo on February 04, 2014, 01:33:35 am
that looks great Mr F!!! is that a game then?

Im not a massive fan of charcoal either, but I went to a couple of life drawing classes about a year ago and the dude running it showed me the technique of blocking in the full silhouette of what your drawing with the side of a light charcoal piece before drawing it properly. dunno if thats common, but i got results i was happy with out of it. obviously its a bit messy though.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Mr. Fahrenheit on February 04, 2014, 01:38:40 am
Its a forum game I play called Picture wars, we could always use more members if your interested  :-[. You basically draw a small pixel army and take turns fighting it out with people on a map, its pretty fun.

That technique seems like a good idea, because you can always use an eraser to draw out the lighter forms. I'll try that soon
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: milokey on February 04, 2014, 03:49:38 am
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v237/milokey/grimface_zpsd4aa5eb9.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v237/milokey/codywow_zps1a57d200.jpg)

I seem to have a reoccurring theme of drawing these sketches when I'm really tired. :|
I got way ambitious on that pose, so I was going to reference it, but then I realized my desk mirror is too high.  First thing I'll do when I get a proper studio is get some full length mirrors.  asflksjdfaslfj (too tired to make photo reference at the moment.)

I did draw yesterday, but it was stuff for other people, more fiddling with tiles, and then I fell asleep before I remembered to make something here. haha.

These sketches make me want to poke at some comic layouts though.  Might sketch them again to get motivated. :]
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cheetah on February 04, 2014, 07:08:28 am
Day 5! Still doing geometric portraits. I tried to do something much larger scale, still just copying a reference, and it didn't go so well. Somewhere around the lower lip it all went to hell. I'm in the process of shading it just for practice, but I definitely need to keep working at these larger ones.

(http://imageshack.com/a/img850/7420/2ixr.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: |||| on February 04, 2014, 10:10:46 am
Looking good all! Always interesting to check this out.

Milokey: Is that mixed media or fully digital work? I like your stuff a lot but can't tell.

I didn't post yesterday cause I didn't  sketch.. I did today but it ended up being more than a sketch, a finished piece, so I shouldn't post it.

 I made a heraldic family sigil for my RPG project's index;  so far I have 6 of the 12 done.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: breakfast on February 04, 2014, 04:47:17 pm
(http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2014/035/3/6/elizabethcomstock_by_bbreakfast-d752ra4.png)

Making some progress on the next character in my BioShock fan piece, Elizabeth.  ;)

@milokey: really cool sketching technique you've got there. Is that in PS? What kind of brush you using?
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Crow on February 04, 2014, 05:00:15 pm
I'd say her head is too big.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PixelPiledriver on February 04, 2014, 06:12:03 pm
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-JytJsFSU_Zc/UvEtVpRaYDI/AAAAAAAAJCA/yt9PE3XBn0Y/s1600/PPD4_1.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on February 04, 2014, 08:23:24 pm
busy day today, don't had much time for warming up, so it's simple and quick. (20 min for all)

(http://abload.de/img/2014_2_4_perspectivic5okhk.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: |||| on February 04, 2014, 11:13:57 pm
Awesome furniture designs.. very classy Cyangmou.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Pix3M on February 05, 2014, 01:25:18 am
http://tinypic.com/r/2v3g3t5/8

(Should I rather share this as an image, or a link?)

I wanna start a self portrait of myself as it's been many years since I last made one, and I could benefit from an internet face that isn't so specific to one clique of the internet.

So I just took like nine pictures just to try to get ideas....  :crazy:
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: milokey on February 05, 2014, 04:11:07 am
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v237/milokey/deadcolorkey_zpsfc80abb4.jpg)
I guess this is kind of a color key for a comic panel I did yesterday.

Also, yeah, my sketches are all digital in Photoshop.
I use the stumpy pencil brush a LOT.
You can get it here:  http://stumpypencil.blogspot.com/2009/11/return-of-stumpy-pencil.html
I highly recommend getting it, it is so choice.

Great for sketching, but also painting too.  Nice blocky brush.

Also the watercolor one is very nice too. 
http://stumpypencil.blogspot.com/2009/08/watercolors-v01.html
you can actually see both brushes used to great effect in their blog banner.
(although I use the watercolor one a lot cause it gives a nice uniform texture all around.)

I use a tablet as well, which accounts for all the line variation.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cheetah on February 05, 2014, 05:57:50 pm
I have been experimenting with making isometric game maps for a tactical game in blender. Simple stuff in the realm of 3D, but good learning none the less.

(http://imageshack.com/a/img577/8053/hk5n.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on February 05, 2014, 06:19:00 pm
@lijj: tbh the designs aren't made by me. Those are art Nouveau furnitures, I had lying around in my reference folder.
I am doodling a lot of stuff, just to see how it's made and how the style works. Sketching is for me mainly a practice of getting things in my head, basically short notes on how something looks.
For sketching I have usually a topic and doodle stuff for that topic, or I have a subject and draw it out of different views.
first practice is mainly for learning styles and details
second practice is for improving on proportions and inventing things in space.

busy day again -.-
just doodled some random skulls, weren't really carefully, concentration dropped quickly, the ones on the right side are somewhat alright.

(http://abload.de/img/2014_2_5_skulls_800bbji1.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: milokey on February 06, 2014, 03:33:13 am
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v237/milokey/Codyblarp_zpsf244ca78.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v237/milokey/Eyewolfball_zpsc45eb5d7.jpg)
Just so mo self indulgent doodles.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: |||| on February 06, 2014, 03:36:23 am
I see Cyangmou.. good practice to draw such objects.
The skulls.. I like the angle supine one in the second row.

I penciled a stone gargoyle type design. I may use it as one of the heraldic motifs in my collection of house sigils. Took about 25 minutes(cause I work so slowly/cautiously):
(http://i.imgur.com/zhSFlaW.png)

Also thank you for sharing the brushes Milokey.. just grabbed them  :).
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cheetah on February 06, 2014, 09:20:04 am
Trying to reproduce my last sketch in pixel form, using a four color palette from an old portrait challenge here. I will hopefully finish it tomorrow and I'm actually pretty happy with how it is shaping up.

(http://imageshack.com/a/img401/6899/r7qk.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Mathias on February 06, 2014, 12:27:59 pm
Architecture is pain.

(http://i.imgur.com/meSKOgI.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on February 06, 2014, 01:06:57 pm
Architecture is pain.

sketching quick and perspectivical correct is always pain.

letting it starting slow today with 20 min sketches
constructed some cars loosely, with main focus on the big proportions. Why is it always such a nuisance to add the wheels?.
On top of that it looks odd if the rear axis is wider than the front axis as it is the case for the truck.
If I have time I definitely will come back to those and project those more carefully in an axonometry with some more Dieselpunk elements ....  ;D

(http://abload.de/img/2014_2_6_cars_800toues.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Probo on February 06, 2014, 01:29:32 pm
they look great cyangmou. did you use reference?
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: breakfast on February 06, 2014, 09:46:06 pm
(http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2014/037/b/a/elizabethcomstock_by_bbreakfast-d75d3up.png)

I think I'm done with this as of 5 mins ago... Gonna have another look in a bit, gotta give my eyes a break first!

@milokey: thank you so much for the brushes, I've been looking for the perfect pencil and watercolor brushes for AGES now!

EDIT: After looking at it again I think her hands are a little weird. Any suggestions?
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: milokey on February 07, 2014, 04:34:36 am
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v237/milokey/midnightwerewolf_zps7ce6b869.jpg)
Some bedtime werewolf. 
Was trying to go with something fluid and active looking. 
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Pix3M on February 07, 2014, 11:48:10 am
(http://i57.tinypic.com/11t7edc.png)

This is taking me longer than I thought, but what can I expect from poking with a 'real' font tool for a change?  :-\
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ai on February 07, 2014, 12:00:26 pm
I never have artist's block. I just have silly or boring ideas and draw them anyway.
(http://i.imgur.com/bgER4Po.png)
(Need more painting practice.. I do plenty of drawing, but painting still feels ugh -- really super vague by comparison)

@Cheetah: Interesting feel. I have done some similar stuff (http://aicaz.deviantart.com/art/Isometric-tile-reference-336255098) myself in Blender. Can I suggest tweaking the water material? Currently the shadow cast by the surrounding grass tiles merges into the grass tiles.. it makes them look 'rounded, with no shadow'. Setting up a real sky and turning up the reflectivity on the water might do it.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on February 07, 2014, 03:14:29 pm
of course, lots of sketch stuff is referenced, I haven't nearly drawn enough of most of the subjects to be 100% right with all proportions and details just right out of my head, to improve that I am sketching.

Claymore stuff, anatomy is fun to reconstruct, really long and thin necks and interesting bulked skulls. Torsos are really blocky too.

(http://abload.de/img/2014_2_7_claymore_800h9lr7.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Night on February 07, 2014, 09:32:03 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/iGWFJML.png)
fukin hate ponies..
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Pix3M on February 08, 2014, 08:36:12 am
(http://i58.tinypic.com/2v8k9de.png)

So I keep looking at more art deco-inspired graphic design and gave some design work a shot. I feel that I should be focusing more from original sources soon.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PixelPiledriver on February 08, 2014, 11:27:04 am
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-AHrNVkVAy2I/UvYTZJZwJVI/AAAAAAAAJDg/EUuY1LA76-o/s1600/charConcepts_1.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ymedron on February 08, 2014, 11:32:58 am
Terrible combo-breaker, but finally drew something again. I was trying out the pencil and watercolor Milokey posted, thank you for those. :D
(https://24.media.tumblr.com/0871c9ea0fa63fcbea63d3fe120b5b84/tumblr_n0odaw9ab01tpafdho1_500.png)
(https://24.media.tumblr.com/e04fe3bb0ed0dc42612ddeec78c47327/tumblr_n0odaw9ab01tpafdho2_500.png)
(https://24.media.tumblr.com/b8e8379254df3ef21c757fba5e00f8cd/tumblr_n0odaw9ab01tpafdho3_500.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on February 08, 2014, 07:13:21 pm
flat stuff, halberd heads

(http://abload.de/img/2014_2_8_halberds_800u2kjs.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: |||| on February 09, 2014, 03:13:38 am
Cyangmou: The top left halberd head is a  really good design, I especially like the curves on the left side of it. bottom left looks very functional. Those old vehicles were very impressive for such quick drawings too.

Today I sketched another thing for my project, a little baby dragon bursting forth from its egg.. about 15 minutes spent:
(http://i.imgur.com/Baq1M4m.png)

I used the gargoyle on one heralidic sigil and it ended up working out well.. so this one I may use as well.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cheetah on February 09, 2014, 03:36:46 am
Well I lost my streak, but I definitely feel that this exercise has made some minimal improvements at least. This is pretty close to be complete, I'm just not sure what to do with the background. I know this isn't a wip thread, but if anyone has feedback on how I could put the finishing touches on this I would appreciate it.

(http://imageshack.com/a/img716/9241/i68g.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Mathias on February 09, 2014, 01:06:54 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/RfLXFR1.png)

Fresh new OC.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on February 09, 2014, 01:58:24 pm
Drawing a fitting character for Sunday-morning =)

Alexander, the Great (Fate Zero)
“He who is worthy of all heroes’ envy, and he who leads their way, is the king. Therefore, the king is not alone. For his will equals that of all his followers together!”

(http://abload.de/img/2014_2_9_alexej-san_8e7svm.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Lexou Duck on February 09, 2014, 11:39:30 pm
here are some doodles i did in the past week

i hope its not too off topic being a week's worth dump but yeah
(http://i.imgur.com/olyPc4Y.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Mr. Fahrenheit on February 09, 2014, 11:54:02 pm
I never understand how people get their hatching to fit so perfectly  :'(
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ai on February 10, 2014, 03:00:43 am
^ Meh, it really is just practice, unless you have a physical injury that makes your hand shaky.

(http://i.imgur.com/xIpvCAV.png?1)

I really feel super restless whenever I do digital painting or drawing. It's pretty interesting.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PixelPiledriver on February 10, 2014, 04:34:28 am
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-z-NTPz9b1s0/UvhYAlD3k8I/AAAAAAAAJE8/3d_1edR4Kak/s1600/Charconcepts_17.png)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-9tSvkIPz4L4/UvhWpqX5XGI/AAAAAAAAJEw/a2NRni8Dgjw/s1600/OrangeDesign_17.png)

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i hope its not too off topic being a week's worth dump but yeah
If you want to dump at the end of the week that's fine.
Just don't post portfolio pieces or sketches from months/years ago.

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Fresh new OC. Meet Pooptart.
:y: :lol:
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: |||| on February 10, 2014, 10:12:31 am
Messing around in photoshop I made a psychedelic paisley pattern:
(http://i.imgur.com/yHqJinq.png)
seamless tile..
but looks a little imbalanced when repeated too much.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Zizka on February 10, 2014, 12:33:01 pm
Graaahhh! Striking, Cyangmou, striking (your username sounds Chinese to me).

@PPD: I'm rooting for the blue pinguin! Let's see some of his moves!

@Lexou Duck: Bursting with style,  :y: :) :y:
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Mathias on February 10, 2014, 07:30:59 pm
This thread is cool.


. .  .
I really feel super restless whenever I do digital painting or drawing. It's pretty interesting.
What do you mean by this, Ai?



@ p-driver    Lovin' all the little characters! Feels like they have potential.
Owen the Oranger. Orange Owen. Ralph the Ripe. Ripe Ralph. Citrus Bomber. Sytrus Steve. I want him to have half of a orange for a hat/helmet and there be a green leaf sticking off the top for a color accent. Less monotone color scheme (though this char set if very color-coded in nature). And the leaf could rotate like a helicopter blade and give him limited flying/hovering ability. And for his finishing move, he morphs into an orange tree (with his hat on top of the leaf canopy) and all the oranges rain down like cluster bombs on the enemy.



@ ||||    Very random and interesting. I recommend tinting all that dead grey a certain color. That much straight grey next to saturated chunks of color almost always feels too jarring. Hard to explain why . . . I guess because "grey" doesn't really exist in real life, it makes it look to digital-y.
If you don't mind - basically, how'd you create all that in PS?



*EDIT:
(http://i.imgur.com/Ti2GCE3.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on February 11, 2014, 12:03:29 am
want to have a Power Jesus as action figurine =)

tried to draw Nosferatu Zodd from Berserk. Always loved him for his gothic-lion face appeareance.
First try (right upper corner) went terrible wrong. Actually got a bit better after that, but in general I was tired and unconcentrated, after a long day. I should go back to him once I am more concentrated.

(http://abload.de/img/2014_2_10_nosferatuzohwip6.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: |||| on February 11, 2014, 03:47:33 am
 :) Thanks Mathias. I made another as suggested, just some quick color changes using curves and selective color in PS.
(http://i.imgur.com/Q56VJ8T.png)

How'd I make it? I made two large textures 1st, then just colored them as psychedelic as possible ^-^. I then made some amoebas, or paisley shapes, and just kept layering the textures and painting over them 'til I had 4 solid pieces. I then made a new file and dropped the shapes there, then I converted them to smart objects so I could easily place them to make a tesselation.. once accurately placed I rasterized them. From there I just kept adding more shapes easily by lasso selecting the existing ones and tweaking the hell out of them with the almighty liquify tool to make them into somewhat new shapes. I went over the liquified ones  by painting over, and cleaning up the edges with the brush and eraser tool to keep those sort of clean. Then made those into smart objects and pasted them precisely so they would also tile. Then I painted over again adding some breaks to the obvious patterns here and there. It was fun to make something abstract.. I don't think I've done so in a long time.. felt almost care-free (altough I ended up spending like 3 hours total).
 I set it to my desktop last night but it's far too loud :blind:, so I'll revert to this simple tile I was using before:
 (http://i.imgur.com/1V2llrI.gif)['//// special']

Edit:
Cyang: Zodd kinda looks like Bateau (or Bato?) from 'Ghost In The Shell'. Very much enjoying your posts, as well as all of this thread.

 I probably wont sketch or draw today (gotta work on some tiles for my RPG). Maybe I'll make a new desktop tile though (a simple one).
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ai on February 11, 2014, 08:41:10 am
@Mathias Well, you know how when you just have a pencil and paper, there are a lot of things you could draw, but a limited number of ways to draw them.

When I'm drawing digitally, I have a frequent awareness that there are a virtually unlimited number of ways to render any given thing (extending from things as simple as brushes and modes, to tools and filters, all the way out to different apps that specialize in different things like Blender, Inkscape, Knotter), and I have to resist the feeling that I should be doing so and just finish using the current method.

Finding the degree of choice oppressive is probably an expression of perfectionism. Optimize ALL the things!

on-topic:

(https://d3hzxuizpdmi2q.cloudfront.net/o0LKk63g5YFC.jpg)

Just scanned the 110 pages/items of analogue art from January today, am going to try to render all of this batch digitally or digital/analogue mixed (at a rough guess, that will be 190 individual items). WIP, obviously (image is not filled up, not all items are rendered).

I <3 my pixel-ink MyPaint brush.

@|||| : Batou or more exactly Batō (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batou)

Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PixelPiledriver on February 11, 2014, 12:33:16 pm
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-K_7F6N1sxZU/UvoVJcx8qtI/AAAAAAAAJF4/GZb_wN18UEI/s1600/peppermintPink_1.png)
I want to do a few variations of each character.
Did another pass on Pink, as I didn't really understand the initial design ------> magic stuff or something?
Made her food based, but with candy.
I think it works well as a rival to Orange.
Might mess with it some more.

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@ p-driver    Lovin' all the little characters! Feels like they have potential.
Owen the Oranger. Orange Owen. Ralph the Ripe. Ripe Ralph. Citrus Bomber. Sytrus Steve. I want him to have half of a orange for a hat/helmet and there be a green leaf sticking off the top for a color accent. Less monotone color scheme (though this char set if very color-coded in nature). And the leaf could rotate like a helicopter blade and give him limited flying/hovering ability. And for his finishing move, he morphs into an orange tree (with his hat on top of the leaf canopy) and all the oranges rain down like cluster bombs on the enemy.
Thanks.
I'm trying hard to keep it extremely limited and still look interesting.
I really want to stick to black + white + one color for all the characters.
Another lighter/hue shifted color, along with a few grays will be used for effects.
I'll still try accents like you suggested.
I realize it's kind of an odd choice, and retinal burning.
But there's something I like about it.


Also thanks for the name ideas!
I might actually use one of those.
The best I could come up with was Egnaro.  :lol:
Somehow I forgot Owen was a name.

Finishing move idea is also cool, noted.
Would be awesome if the scene became very peaceful, with the opponent sleeping under the tree, and then the oranges sprout and bombard the crap out of them.
Definitely gonna add a few more things to his move sheet.

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@PPD: I'm rooting for the blue pinguin! Let's see some of his moves!
The move sheet was fun and I will do some more eventually.
BluBird is funny.
Looking forward to making his moves really stupid.

Nice stuff everyone.
Really enjoying checking this thread.
If you're reading this and haven't posted here, THEN C'MON POST!
Posting daily isn't required.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Probo on February 11, 2014, 01:02:20 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/nqYO0Nw.jpg)

skull in profile. my sketching looks very rushed when i compare it to people on here!! maybe i should slow down
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ymedron on February 11, 2014, 08:11:09 pm
Nothing very daily about these but... Doodling flight rising dragons because it's hard to get motivated.
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/3fba53e37cb04566cf3c1af1acbb36cd/tumblr_n0ulbaK4aY1tpafdho1_1280.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on February 11, 2014, 09:30:34 pm
(http://abload.de/img/2014_2_11_kingfaces_8njffx.png)

@Lijj: Batou is another canditate, although he differs a lot in the basic construction

I'd refer this archetype of face as "warrior/king" face. All of those are quite square shaped, have small eyes and a huge nose and a broad mouth. On top of that all the characters have a beard or a fur - which refers to their physical power.
Batou is similar, but since his basic face proportion isn't square shaped, but a rectangular, he reads much less brutish, but much more intelligent. He also lacks the fur, but that could also be because Ghost in the Shell is sci-fi - he has his detective coat.
In general I'd say the bigger the distance of the eyes, the smaller the eyes and the bigger the nose gets, the more brutish and lion-like the character feels. The mouth is always very broad.
Those proportions work very well with characters who have a very straight thinking process, a moderate intelligence and a really strong physical appearance.

Still, I don't have any frontal/sideview style guidelines for exactly measuring out the exact differences. The Drawings are really small too.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Pix3M on February 11, 2014, 10:38:09 pm

skull in profile. my sketching looks very rushed when i compare it to people on here!! maybe i should slow down

Hmmm.... a caucasoid skull.... While we're on the topic of skull construction... I'm in the mood to ramble...

I started learning this through Andrew Loomis, but first thing I notice when looking at Andrew Loomis' advice on skulls was the implicit racism. It was advised to draw ideally-beautiful faces to make illustrations that 'sell', and his faces were very clearly 'white', and so were their skulls. I grew up around a rather colorful variety of people of different racial backgrounds, and the implicit racism from a book written so long ago sticks out a bit.

If it helps, you could pay closer attention to the variety of skull shapes, and they can be classically divided into three major types: The Caucasoid skull in Europeans, North Africans, and those from the Middle-east and the Indian subcontinent. Negroid skulls from sub-saharan Africa, and the Mongoloid skulls from Central and East Asia, and the Americas.

Careful of these rigid archetypes though... East Africans tend to have more Caucasoid-like facial features than Africans from other regions (prob because of interracial relationships with the Middle East), and from personal observations as a Chinese American, the Japanese have sharper faces, and those from Southeast Asia can have longer jaws when what I normally see from people of my racial background. Some googling also tells me of three additional subcategories of Caucasoid skulls, but they are not things I could know in-person as White Americans have all integrated into one white race. I'd imagine that somebody from Europe may have a sharper eye for racial differences as people are varied enough to not be integrated into one race and ethnicity.

(This is dangerous research though, I've bump into a lot of questionably 'scientific' racism along the way as I start looking this up.)

I've seen many drawings of people of very ambiguous racial backgrounds though I can imagine it may matter for different artists more than others.  The things I wish to one day do in the future though, this would matter quite a bit.

While I'm looking at how Japanese anime's get the construction of African skulls absurdly wrong, hey.... I think if I wanna be looking at how a cartoon stylization of African faces are to be done, the Boondocks (http://"http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Characters/TheBoondocks"), I find, is a very convincing example.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: |||| on February 11, 2014, 11:20:34 pm
Cyangmou:
Ah yes the lion/ warrior / king archetype of a man.. interesting diagram and solid stuctures.
Those facial features and build are seen in an endless amount of cartoons, comics and games.
That's cool that  you drew Batou as an example! :p.

Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ai on February 12, 2014, 06:19:59 am
Today, I have a few white things:

(http://i.imgur.com/me4qlDE.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/cXFijlE.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Probo on February 12, 2014, 07:19:54 am

I'd imagine that somebody from Europe may have a sharper eye for racial differences as people are varied enough to not be integrated into one race and ethnicity.


Europe is very mixed indeed, there may be higher amounts of certain features in certain countries here, but youll find them everywhere after thousands of years of conquest and immigration.

@Ai

are you australian then? :D
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ai on February 12, 2014, 07:27:03 am
@Ai

are you australian then? :D
Good guess.
I confess that I looked at it afterwards and thought .. "that doesn't look much like a pelican". Nice to see it has some resemblance.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Probo on February 12, 2014, 07:32:29 am
it was actually that you called the car a 'ute', which i remember from my neighbours-watching days. :D

Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PixelPiledriver on February 12, 2014, 01:14:59 pm
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-npfpQcZdCo8/UvtzrHq_yEI/AAAAAAAAJGY/lAm660JUoyg/s1600/RedConcept_1.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Pix3M on February 12, 2014, 10:18:54 pm

I'd imagine that somebody from Europe may have a sharper eye for racial differences as people are varied enough to not be integrated into one race and ethnicity.


Europe is very mixed indeed, there may be higher amounts of certain features in certain countries here, but youll find them everywhere after thousands of years of conquest and immigration.


Everywhere? Hmm. There are noses I've seen on Japanese people, but never on Chinese people.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on February 12, 2014, 11:32:17 pm
Wanted to draw Prussian helmets, sketched then Otto von Bismarck. Not really a portrait, more of a simple thumb.

(http://abload.de/img/2014_2_12_bismarck_800ryff.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Zizka on February 13, 2014, 04:21:28 am
Cyangmou, you inspired me to buy some pencils and get to it (30 bucks CAN, owch).

...

Now I just have to get to it.

I really like that last face, beautiful stuff. I wish your stuff wasn't hosted on deviantart. The way they rape you raw with ads is big hurdle to overcome. But for your pencilwork I'll take it like a man.

EDIT: Gah, a red herring! Couldn't find any more pencil sketches!  :'(
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PixelPiledriver on February 13, 2014, 05:01:02 am
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Cyangmou, you inspired me to buy some pencils and get to it (30 bucks CAN, owch).
I recommend col-erase for the under sketch. ------> can also be used for the over sketch.
Non-Photo Blue is really nice and plasticy, doesn't smudge, and works really well with a light table if you have one -----> but isn't necessary.
It's what most paper animators use, but it's also good for just plain sketching.
Easy to draw over, visually recedes, adds a bit of character to the drawing, and if you really care can easily be removed ---> hence the Non-Photo.

Here's a place to get them.
http://www.dickblick.com/products/prismacolor-col-erase-pencils/
Look around for other places to buy, better prices than the one I linked probly exist.
I think I payed around 20-40 cents a pencil but can't remember where.
Gray is also good, can be light or dark depending on how much you apply, mostly smudge free -----> a lot less than graphite.

The erasers on the back of the pencil are not great.
Get a hand ersaser.
Here's a few I like.
Magic Rub (https://www.google.com/search?q=pentel+eraser&rlz=1C1CHFX_enUS553US553&espv=210&es_sm=93&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=dVf8Utj1I9XAoASgz4G4AQ&ved=0CAoQ_AUoAg&biw=1920&bih=947#q=sanford+magic+rub&tbm=isch)
Sakura SJ-100 (http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_7-HvPYdFXLE/SpGOLaXkVOI/AAAAAAAAA2c/fBpnrT-7nEQ/s1600-h/DSC03225.JPG)
Tri Tip (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31a07WlAVpL._SY300_.jpg)

Some old examples.
NP-Blue undersketches: 1 (http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_0ddJHPHr654/SsLa6WyYRII/AAAAAAAAAFw/0VoUTS4V7Us/s1600-h/That+Girl+!+1_00000.jpg) 2 (http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_0ddJHPHr654/SsKvZBlHxxI/AAAAAAAAABI/s7aYgRCNFYs/s1600-h/Drawings+-+6_00000.jpg) 3 (http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_0ddJHPHr654/SsLUJkGHQ5I/AAAAAAAAADw/Ud4iwHGRVOQ/s1600-h/3_00000.jpg)
Gray and Various col-erase colors: 1 (http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_0ddJHPHr654/SsKvXG6hO1I/AAAAAAAAAAo/-pc3KlU39Rk/s1600-h/Drawings+-+1_00000.jpg) 2 (http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_0ddJHPHr654/SsLWEA3ZEmI/AAAAAAAAAFQ/97tnjLwKovU/s1600-h/23_00000.jpg) 3 (http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_0ddJHPHr654/SsKvYt5ZEOI/AAAAAAAAABA/Q4YV3k2BfyI/s1600-h/Drawings+-+5_00000.jpg) 4 (http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_0ddJHPHr654/SsLHVX_8G-I/AAAAAAAAABg/ck6d9_PftJs/s1600-h/Drawings+-+9_00000.jpg)

If you're just starting out no need to go crazy.
I'd say get like 3-5 NP-Blue and 3-5 gray to see if you like them.
From there try a few other colors.
Be warned, the other colors vary in consistency a lot.
The NP-Blue/Pink are very hard like plastic and don't smear.
Scarlet Red is moderately hard and smears a bit.
Indigo Blue/Brown/Terra Cotta are soft and smear a lot.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on February 13, 2014, 07:05:00 pm
after all, all you need is a pencil and an eraser Zizka

I am doing stuff like that everyday, usually I am just not uploading it, for the sketchy stuff, mainly because I don't think it's really interesting to look at. After all for this the interesting thing for me is the process and the understanding of a subject, not the outcome. To post it in a sketchbook thread is fine though.

Was drawing some stuff from Peter Paul Rubens today.

(http://abload.de/img/2014_2_13_rubens_800i7uoj.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on February 14, 2014, 03:25:54 pm
It wasn't much of a new year resolution, but I decided I'd do more art from now on.
(the fact is, I wanted to make a 2013 summary of art meme, and realized I had 5 whole months where I had absolutely nothing to show)

So, since I'm trying to do something daily, either a game asset, a drawing or some pixel doodle... This looks like a good place to show some of it, I guess? So here goes nothing:
(https://31.media.tumblr.com/4eff458d8f7393f7f3d453af9a2a4a94/tumblr_n0sw6efsXp1r9e5hxo1_400.png)
Was just doodling rather mindlessly
(yes I know it's 4 days old, but I left my usb stick at home so I don't have my other art files with me.  :-X)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on February 14, 2014, 05:57:24 pm
welcome Ellian, really nice colors there.
The thread was quite quiet anyways - where did all the people go?

(http://abload.de/img/2014_2_14_armors_800mfllg.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PixelPiledriver on February 14, 2014, 07:03:36 pm
Yo Ellian.

Forgot to post my sketch from yesterday.
Zizka says I should do all food characters.  :lol:
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-6_eBACU_hVs/Uvzk11FKfdI/AAAAAAAAJG4/crzrABp8LkU/s1600/BrownConcept_1.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Zizka on February 14, 2014, 08:06:10 pm
@Cyangmou: They feel intimated to post after your drawings!  :D

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-mChRmfQWLVY/UruJ9FDE53I/AAAAAAAAAEE/8p4q9W20FZI/s1600/f_o1y66lu38dmm_5b48cb2.png)

It's the monkey from Gorillaz. Drawn from reference.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: |||| on February 14, 2014, 11:21:58 pm
@Cyangmou: They feel intimated to post after your drawings!  :D

True.. I drew a car.. a Trabant. But I didn't want to post cause it really sucked :blind:.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on February 14, 2014, 11:34:17 pm
True.. I drew a car.. a Trabant. But I didn't want to post cause it really sucked :blind:.

Yo!
This thread is for posting whatever you worked on today.
It doesn't have to be finished.
It doesn't have to be good.
Just take some time and draw something!

If you say you drew it, just post it
Cars are damned hard to draw, but if you know that it sucked and where it sucked, sketch the next one and try to make it suck a little bit less.
If nobody posts, it feels also odd to post things.
In the end you will always have the feel that something sucks, question is just on what level it sucks. My stuff is also off in a lot of spots.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ymedron on February 15, 2014, 02:06:23 am
(http://i615.photobucket.com/albums/tt235/Ymedron/herrakaumlvi_zps5ca6ae1b.png)
A work in progress of some schoolwork.

I guess for me the reason I wasn't very interested in posting was because it didn't get any sort of reaction. I don't demand people to comment but usually I don't feel very motivated to take the trouble of sharing something in a given place if nothing seems to happen.

This sounds like I'm whining for people to comment on the stuff I do but please do not take it as such. I'm just explaining my reasons for not posting very much.

(also of course I have some fallow days when I just waste the entire day because of some stupid little inconvenience.)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PixelPiledriver on February 15, 2014, 04:17:36 am
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-qNs_uR_vcVc/Uv7qPlNpxJI/AAAAAAAAJHg/RSHr2YJAuZ0/s1600/PPD_vday2014.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: |||| on February 15, 2014, 04:47:49 am
I tried again;wasn't too bad this time.  The proportions were just way off in the last one
(http://i.imgur.com/xNauXuC.jpg)
about 30 minutes plus 5 to color.
(edit)
Ah hell, I forgot the windshield wipers.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: surt on February 15, 2014, 06:19:08 am
(http://img.uninhabitant.com/abyssal.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PixelPiledriver on February 15, 2014, 11:04:24 am
Quote
I guess for me the reason I wasn't very interested in posting was because it didn't get any sort of reaction. I don't demand people to comment but usually I don't feel very motivated to take the trouble of sharing something in a given place if nothing seems to happen.
Not all reactions are verbal.
And not all verbal reactions will return to you.
Things always happen, even if it seems like nothing does.

I quite enjoyed Honk honk and Cluck cluck.
And I wonder what the snake says.  ???
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on February 15, 2014, 11:07:07 am
weekend huzza!

@Ymedron: cool it's the first page of a comic or just a sequential artwork sketch? Love the perspective and depth of the 6th panel.
@Lijj: if you see what's off, just try it another time and try to get it right. The forms are nice
@surt: for what's it?

Took the time to carefully construct torsos and arms

(http://abload.de/img/2014_2_15_torsos-armsc1urw.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Mathias on February 15, 2014, 11:26:58 am
Sketch mode activated.
Trying to teach myself how to draw simple toony characters.

(http://i.imgur.com/IRDsNtP.png)



@ ||||   Whoa, sweet car. I love that. Perfect. 35mins seems really fast for that.
And thanks for the Photoshop rundown.

@ Cyan   Thanks for the warrior/lion face bit. I'm going to remember that. Very helpful.

@ Ymedron   That's really cool. A storyboard eh? Keep it coming. Post more.


About pencils
I think they're all similar enough not to care about brands, especially the ones that overcharge because they're an "art brand". It's the hardness scale you should care about.
9B (softest) - 9H (hardest). HB is right in the middle.
9B, 8B, 7B . . . HB, 1H, 2H . . . 9H. The variable "hardness" is modified by changing the ratio of graphite to clay in the pencil's mixture, during manufacturing. More graphite = softer. More clay = harder.
Really hard pencils are annoying because they can carve into the paper and make erasing more difficult or impossible, but don't require sharpening as often.
I like soft pencils. Got an electric pencil sharpener beside  my drafting table so no problem.
I just buy the cheap-o HB's.
I'd venture to say that paper matters more than pencils. You want smooth, non-textured paper for fine, detaily sketching, and if you're after smooth gradation/shading.
Tools don't matter. Skill is all that matters. GET YER SKETCH ON
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ymedron on February 15, 2014, 12:03:37 pm
Quote
I guess for me the reason I wasn't very interested in posting was because it didn't get any sort of reaction. I don't demand people to comment but usually I don't feel very motivated to take the trouble of sharing something in a given place if nothing seems to happen.
Not all reactions are verbal.
And not all verbal reactions will return to you.
Things always happen, even if it seems like nothing does.

I quite enjoyed Honk honk and Cluck cluck.
And I wonder what the snake says.  ???
I guess that's true, I always take a "no news means nothing happened" approach to online communication. A difficult time.

@Cyangmou, Mathias:
It's a re-arranging of a comic I did for the yearly publication my school always does - the topic of the book-thing is "world-improvement", which is a frustatingly open topic actually...
The storyboardy look probably comes from the focus in the individual events? Oh well.

(https://31.media.tumblr.com/86fcf7e45d8af0f2906dc1b70c9b46cd/tumblr_n11cspWtzc1tpafdho1_500.png)
I was feeling really uncomfortable about the fact that I have no idea how to draw or design cars, guns or other mechanical objects.


I should remember to comment on people too.
--
Surt: The designs have a good natural feeling to them, very nice. I especially love the line-style and detailing of the sky jelly.

Cyang: The torso-pic has a very good sense of line. Very confident. I mainly keep looking at the middle drawing's torso and the chest area on the right.

Mathias: I like the running-sketch on the far left, also the demon/alien dudes below that.
You could push the poses to be even more... Animated? Exteme? Taking the direction of the movement and just pulling the whole character through the funnel of movement. That probably sounds pretty weird.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Zizka on February 15, 2014, 02:24:52 pm
I agree with Ymedron, it's nice if there's some interactions as opposed to a series of drawings.

@Ymedron: Cool mech! Not sure how it's related to world improvement though  :lol:.

Also: |||: that car looks sweet, I like the colors. Nothing to be ashamed about for sure.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PixelPiledriver on February 15, 2014, 02:50:32 pm
Sketches while screen-sharing with Cyangmou and Zizka.
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-YgE63WeVn8s/Uv9-Sa-fTrI/AAAAAAAAJHw/0WK4kkb92Rk/s1600/PPD5_6.png)

Quote
I guess that's true, I always take a "no news means nothing happened" approach to online communication. A difficult time.
It's cool I can see what you mean.
Just sometimes people will silently enjoy your stuff.
Doesn't mean it's not there.

I like how you took all the things you were bad at and combined em.
Really smart exercise.

Mathias, really like those.
I recognize the one eyed guy Bros 4 Life guy!
What happened to his cool shoes?
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on February 15, 2014, 11:35:18 pm
(https://24.media.tumblr.com/86819c2d6f0b46eb5885358d29e9afd9/tumblr_n128k3FGpv1rjomyro1_500.png)
(shush it's still saturday)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Mathias on February 16, 2014, 01:59:55 am
Cartoon characters, you're so hard to draw. I kinda hate you.
Anyone decent at toons got any advice? Do I just need to formulate certain facial features and body construction, and just . . . repeat it for everything. This is a battle . . .
It's hard to come up with symbolic/simplified faces, etc to use.

(http://i.imgur.com/uskS7Ve.jpg)
pencil sketch on paper, colored in Photoshop with fancy brushes



Haha, look at Ymedron, staring his fears right in the FACE.
Mecha/robotic stuff gives me problems as well. Always has.

@ p-driver   Oh you remembered (http://wayofthepixel.net/index.php?topic=15016.msg142023#msg142023) eh? Good memory. Sadly, he caved to societal pressures to exhibit more expected behavior. His race isn't quite ready to embrace the future.

@ Ellian   Those are attractive pixels, man! Clean and professional. Makes me wanna eat nutella ganache on square pancakes.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: |||| on February 16, 2014, 02:37:17 am
Mathias I like that style a lot! seems very unique. And that previous one, I especially like the touch of the Daily Sketch title; you also have some good looking handwriting.

Glad you guys liked that Trabant. I was able to pull it off so fast cause I already knew exactly what I needed to do, as it was the second attempt. I only changed the angle a bit and pretty much re-drew it the same, correcting some things.

All the new posts today are great!
 
 Ellian: Those bottles are super pretty!

Surt: That skypede is quite majestic.

Ymedron: Looks like a Jeep Grand Cherokee with some suped up qualities. :)

P-Driver: That poor balloon guy lol (that's an awesome style with the grey values)

Cyang: I forgot to mention I loved the armor sketches you made yesterday and I really like that middle pose on the latter torso compilation.

 I am always happy to check this thread out when I can.

* will update this post later tonight with something. I slept in today like crazy, I think it has something to do with the wormwood tincture I'm imbibing. It's an intestinal cleanse I'm doing.
Been giving me psychedelic dreams too (I saw endless pixels, fields of grass and mountains in one).

Updated:
Added a real quickie of a sketch today; more a scribble than anything:
(http://i.imgur.com/Yg3oWB7.gif)
About 5 min spent; just a gesture practice. Must focus on something tonight and have little time.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ai on February 16, 2014, 08:43:38 am
Trees, with semi-automatic flatting via GMIC Colorize Comics filter.
(https://mediacru.sh/D2kgcY1McQ7J.jpg)

I took the time to make a little tutorial (http://pintafema.tumblr.com/post/76822912786/gmic-color-flatting-tutorial-1-the-gmic) showing how it works.

Basically two layers in: color marks (at approximate location.. mainly just should be 'inside' the relevant area you want to end up that color), lineart layer. And you get a layer with the flats out. Pretty straightforward.

@PPD: Hah, that bird has a real 'horror movie' vibe for some reason :)

@Mathias: I like the tentacle-guy on far bottom left the best. He knows what he's doing, some of the others seem pretty unsure.
The 'blade hands' frames near the upper left have a good flow and momentum, too.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: surt on February 16, 2014, 10:18:13 am
Cyangmou: I picked up Arcane Worlds in some bundle or other which reminded that I've been meaning to make a Magic Carpet like game. Not that I will actually make one.

More of it:
(http://img.uninhabitant.com/abyssal2.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ymedron on February 16, 2014, 11:27:39 am
(http://i615.photobucket.com/albums/tt235/Ymedron/dawdle_zps5334d728.png)
More doodling, got really bored of drawing the cars.

Zizka: Actually the comic is the "world improvement" topic. : D It's still extremely vague, it has some thought about it being better if the creation myth concerned snakes or something. Human respect for nature. My mother read it as "well humans are pretty much vipers already aren't they"..

Ellian: I love the bottles and the bar-desk - I've always been a sucker for colorful stuff.
Mathias: One solution is coming up with a more realistic design and trying to draw it with as few lines as possible, exaggerating or simplifying where detail is lost. :O
(also her*)

||||: Looking that car up, it definitely has a design I prefer over more "typical" cars. Hm hmm.

Ai: The wrinkly shells of the... seedpods? work really well with that style. :O
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on February 16, 2014, 04:00:06 pm
Cars... Everywhere   ::)
nice stuff here everyone. Not much time to answer everybody today =)

Next thing I suck terribly intuitively. Constructed cast shadows. Easy examples - to get warm with them and remember the basics - but I was lazy and don' tused a ruler. Maybe I should change that next time and color the planes digitally - would be more accurate and faster as I am thinking of it now.
(http://abload.de/img/2014_2_16_castshadowsm0uyc.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Charlieton on February 16, 2014, 08:40:43 pm
I can't keep up!

Friend asked that I quickly draw whatever in MS Paint and he'd make a game from it. This is all I did

(http://i.imgur.com/hpno55O.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/205AB7D.png)

Not the best assets!
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ymedron on February 16, 2014, 08:43:55 pm
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/4b4e57d550d09929ef570b5176ef2a03/tumblr_n13vvfxSQa1tpafdho1_1280.png)
I did a monster with http://www.bogleech.com/mutants.html (http://www.bogleech.com/mutants.html)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Mr. Fahrenheit on February 17, 2014, 12:56:57 am
(http://puu.sh/6Z3dg.png)

Pixel sketch of a pencil sketch of a picture. I rearragne the tree and the horizon to get to the mystical 1/3 line.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Zizka on February 17, 2014, 07:50:27 am
@Ymedron: reminds me of the hell beast I'm working on a bit. Very scary, well done (has a Falloutesque feel to it).

@Mr. F: Well done, strangely soothing.

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Q-UVmMpup1s/Uv_G2OgcY8I/AAAAAAAAAQw/VTZT2jki2l0/s1600/bob+omb.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Pix3M on February 17, 2014, 11:07:22 am
(http://i59.tinypic.com/2vtxsnr.png)

It's the helix fossil!  :lol:
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on February 17, 2014, 12:10:22 pm
That old-potato-monster looks rad, Ymedron. Love how the teeths are square, yet look super sharp.

(https://24.media.tumblr.com/f1197305e6ab5316c4c8be0157cdad9f/tumblr_n1532b9VMM1rjomyro1_r1_1280.png)

Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PixelPiledriver on February 17, 2014, 03:41:55 pm
Quote
Cartoon characters, you're so hard to draw. I kinda hate you.
Anyone decent at toons got any advice? Do I just need to formulate certain facial features and body construction, and just . . . repeat it for everything. This is a battle . . .
It's hard to come up with symbolic/simplified faces, etc to use.
Yo Mathias.
I actually think your cartoony stuff is lookin cool.
I don't have time for a lot of text but maybe this will give some thoughts.
Remind me and we should talk stuff.

It could be fine to stop on the face at this point.
I quite like drawings that exist in 2D and 3D simultaneously.
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-IvmGvHkOFE0/UwIr8Sfj2QI/AAAAAAAAJII/CSFOVXIH_Tg/s1600/CartoonDudeOG.png) (http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-c8zmE0wYPIc/UwIr8YLudfI/AAAAAAAAJIE/WyxKQM2zi-4/s1600/CartoonDude.png)

But going further could also make it more grotesque.
Just different levels of form.
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Kppg665e024/UwIr8d73j8I/AAAAAAAAJIA/L3-Zfwu8R0s/s1600/CartoonDudeOther.png) (http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-hFF_2NwyoNg/UwItiMDrlUI/AAAAAAAAJIc/awr89GUb0yU/s1600/CartoonDudeFrames.gif)

Quick notes:
Line Quality -> organization and flow
Draw fast
Overlap
2D
3D

Keep doin it.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on February 17, 2014, 06:03:16 pm
Oh wow, Pixelart sketches =)

mini valuestudy... 8 cm height... (Space-Nazi from Iron Skies) wanted initially to sketch out the gas-masks, but got carried away because I had to make a break. Decided then to finish it up.
My scanner however seems somehow to increase the contrast significantly. Have to check that out as well.

(http://abload.de/img/2014_2_17_spacenazi_5ffijg.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: |||| on February 18, 2014, 10:43:02 am
That space Nazi is awesome! That movie really sucked though... I only enjoyed the opening scenes because those looked amazing, plus I always thought the Vril/UFO legends were interesting.

I made this a few days ago and have been using it as a desktop BG; I like making these:

(http://i.imgur.com/laf6M3Q.gif) It's kind of like the backing to a set of playing cards or something.

Here's a sample of it tiled:
(http://i.imgur.com/hkNylPL.png)



Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Mathias on February 18, 2014, 12:40:22 pm
@ Charlieton
I actually really like that square crab design. Develop it further.

@ Ymedron
Nice mutant. Imagine a big crowd of those bouncing towards you, chomping their mouths, tendrils whisping and waving around.
Did you try specular highlights? Like on his lower lip. But more. It tends to help creatures look even more disgusting if their bodies are all snotty and slimey and shiny.
Thanks for the link. That's clever.

@ PPD
Haha that was unexpected! An edit in the sketches thread. Cool. Hairy arms and legs!?
Beautiful polishing of her/his/it's toony characteristics. I think you taught me a few things. Thanks so much, man.

@ Cyan
Your scanner is applying sharpening. Look in the settings.
Well done as always. YOU MAKE ME SIIIIIIICK

Good jorbs, everyone. It's nice to see your guys' work in "real-time".
Everything starts with a sketch. Sketches are paramount. Sketch lots, but only polish the best.


(http://i.imgur.com/G2hyoK5.jpg)
Working on a new char. Can you guess which drawings were done without reference? hehhurrrr
Fetal things are cool, globby, organic things to draw.



Mental trick I'm using right now:
(http://i.imgur.com/S1hvxWq.jpg)

Grabbed some nifty small paper scrap from work (a printery) to sketch on.
It's fun to fill up lots of little sheets, rather than draw on a big one. My original thought was to use one per subject/character.
I dunno. Just a mental thing. Try it.

We were talking about tools. This is the crap I use. Nothing too shmancy.
(http://i.imgur.com/Vx1RVVh.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on February 18, 2014, 12:54:47 pm
Cyan, I don't know exactly what your scanner is doing, but it makes it looks rad.

Mathias, the "fill this paper sheet" thing is a good idea;
I usually work with very small surfaces, because when you fill the space it gives a valuable sense of achievement/progress, and you get more motivation/satisfaction out of your work. :)


(https://24.media.tumblr.com/ce24f2e98324b91af17c3bfdb0e32aa8/tumblr_n16znoHsvZ1rjomyro1_500.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Mathias on February 18, 2014, 01:11:38 pm
. . .
I usually work with very small surfaces, because when you fill the space it gives a valuable sense of achievement/progress, and you get more motivation/satisfaction out of your work. :)
. . .

Yeah, that's right! I kinda forget to mention that part of it, but that's it. Glad I'm not the only one.

Kewl serpent lady. Her human head and torso could be less human to meld more with the monster body, perhaps.



(http://i.imgur.com/WgYibw8.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PixelPiledriver on February 18, 2014, 03:36:23 pm
Quote
Haha that was unexpected! An edit in the sketches thread. Cool. Hairy arms and legs!?
Oh.
I thought it was supposed to be a guy in a tutu.
The hand design made me think that I guess.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on February 19, 2014, 01:04:53 am
Elbows, terrible suck at it if it comes to imagination. Same goes for all muscles of the lower arm.
Have to o something against it.
Most of the stuff drawn after Hogarth, to get warm with a stylized approach.

(http://abload.de/img/2014_2_19_elbows_800rdz84.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: |||| on February 19, 2014, 03:21:21 am
CREEPY/COOL Mathias! I like that one a lot.. may be my favorite post here so far (the 2nd to last one).

 :'( I ran out of page again, second time in a row that my placement is off; it's something I'll try to work on.

(http://i.imgur.com/5G7NPwA.jpg)

Celes at the top, Erde (bangs put back for a change here) diagram lower.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Mathias on February 19, 2014, 12:17:12 pm
Oh.
I thought it was supposed to be a guy in a tutu.
The hand design made me think that I guess.
To be fair, it's a rather ambiguous looking thing. Who knows, really.
I liked your interpretation. THAT much more disturbing. Which is always good.


Cyan, those are some strong lines you got there, sonny.
My style has always been sloppy and manic when trying to find shape. But it does make polishing funner - the difference between sketch and final draft is even greater.


@ ||||   Fave post? Sweet. That's saying a lot. IN YOUR FACE, CYAN
That's a complex pose you took on there. Tough one. And not enough paper haha. She needs more butt. And them legs . . . look at 'em.
Your writing ain't too bad, yourself!


(http://i.imgur.com/RWD84sx.jpg)
Still searching for that new character design. Better go back to super toony style.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Probo on February 19, 2014, 12:24:46 pm
i love the shading and all the bulges and wrinkles in the skin mathias, particularly the one at the bottom!
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on February 19, 2014, 12:50:54 pm
Kewl serpent lady. Her human head and torso could be less human to meld more with the monster body, perhaps.
Honestly, I'd rather design pure, non-human monsters, but artistic choices and errr... audience's desires are two different things.
(not that I complain that much, mind you, I truly love lamias, no matter how monsterish they look  :-*)

I added scale-ish features on the neck/hands, but that's hardly an improvement.
Also another lady~

(https://31.media.tumblr.com/c7e7e01fd1d53b28bcc08c49384a86ab/tumblr_n18u4yoKD61rjomyro1_400.png)


Also your monsters are getting more and more sick. Which is a good thing.  ;D

@||||
I think you have some perspective/anatomical problems here, but overall that's pretty neat :O
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Atnas on February 19, 2014, 04:39:49 pm
Ellian: give snake lady more mass towards the booty! I like those a lot. really gestural. try experimenting with colored outlines, see where that gets you. also i dont think you need to AA everything, its not very noticable and just makes the borders look fuzzy. try to compromise with the colored outlines and little-no aa and i think your work will look considerably crisper

Mathias: It seems like your line quality in this thread has improved a lot, i really love the energy in those sketches

||||: You're on the right track with your people, check out posemaniacs.com and practice a little, some of your figures could benefit from studying cohesive muscle structures. they remind me of dolls, this site will help you a lot i think. your facial features are distinct and dainty, a great start

i felt bad to comment without a doodle so

poots

(http://lolipopsicle.com/uploader/uploads/14-2-19.jpg)

me thinkin bout booties
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on February 19, 2014, 10:50:36 pm
Nice flow in your sprites Ellian and nice flow in the teeth of the bottom right one Mathias.
Also nice sketches Lijj

proceeding with elbow stuff, also some shoulder bits - used Bammes' approach for simplification and construction.
Also some realistic photos
(http://abload.de/img/2014_2_20_elbows2_800ahucl.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: |||| on February 19, 2014, 11:54:12 pm
 :) I didn't think people would like those sketches much. Thanks for the comments fellows. Also, thanks for pointing out some of the things in that pose. I like the pose so I will try again; only I'll, this next time, go about it more carefully. I rushed that one. It looks like she needs a pillow,   the angle is wonky, among so many other things;  so I'll adjust that in the next attempt.


Mathias: You crack me up.

  More CREEPY/COOL, VERY well done on the shading.  Also..  yes, a little more rump in the next one guaranteed.
 Funny, I under did it in this depiction of Celes.. but in this one I over did it:

(http://i.imgur.com/x6OPVRH.gif) (very old)   .. I also have another depiction of Celes in my gallery at PJ (damn I'm obsessed or something).


Ellian: Loving that sassy chick; great pixels... Much character.


Atnas: Glad you posted. All the more reason to check out the thread. Give us more! (I admit booty is almost constantly on my mind). I'll definitely check that site out. Thanks for the information.


& Cyang: Very clean anatomical diagrams. So glad you post consistently. You're owning this thread!


I put a long session in last night digital painting but it's only about half done.. and I'm not sure if I should post it here since it's not very sketchy.. I wanted to put my somewhat new tablet to use and get some digi-painting practice in. I may post it here or in Low Spec Art once I'm finished.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Atnas on February 20, 2014, 01:53:14 am
@cyan: woot woot you're so studious

(http://lolipopsicle.com/uploader/uploads/14-2-19-1.png)

I'll post one every day i promise!
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ymedron on February 20, 2014, 09:30:29 am
(https://24.media.tumblr.com/fe25988b7335909e053d1c252d05cfcb/tumblr_n1afjdVJg41tpafdho1_1280.png)
Here's the comic finished.
The text (still) reads: "Eve and Adam are your names." So you don't have to go trawling for a translation.

Feeling a little overwhelmed, sorry I'm not commenting on peoples' art or anything. I approve of all of the art in this thread however.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Mathias on February 20, 2014, 10:20:12 am
Nice stuff, peoples. Keep ruining all the paper you can!

@ Atnas   Stylish chars, man. You got good instincts.

@ Ymedron   Hah. Knew that was the Genesis account. Someone color that . . .


(http://i.imgur.com/SnlILY2.jpg)
Lunch hour doodle. No ref. Terrible, improvised musculature.
Wish I was half as adept with anat as Cyan. Must . . . study . . . MUST . . . STUDY
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PixelPiledriver on February 20, 2014, 12:40:52 pm
I missed a few days.

@Atnas:
CAKE WIZARD!?!?!?!?
Cool drawings.  :y:

@|||:
Glad you are liking the thread.
I thought it was cool that she is painting pixels.
Maybe expand on that some?
Quote
I put a long session in last night digital painting but it's only about half done.. and I'm not sure if I should post it here since it's not very sketchy..
You are free to post whatever.
I might end up posting some code stuff one of these days.

@everyone:
High fives.

More people should join daily sketch.
Where are you?
Yes you.

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-rPdzGkSlMVQ/UwXx1FC5NFI/AAAAAAAAJJI/T5Rq0nAVj8I/s1600/BlueConcept_1.png)
Messin around with the blue design.
Decided to vary his size from the others.
He's like a giant penguin, chicken, bird, thing.
He doesn't look quite as silly as before, which I liked a lot, but I think this is a more interesting design.

I plan on doing an open screen share this weekend.
Will post the link when it happens and try to keep it up all day.
Not sure how many people it can support but I guess we will find out -----> I've seen it do 5+ without any problems.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Probo on February 20, 2014, 05:28:11 pm
I will post something! ive been busy

Those bird designs are really cute, the smallest bird looks like hebereke, PPD :)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on February 20, 2014, 11:56:34 pm
So much cool stuff.

Atnas, those are really nice sketches.
Ymedron, that came along really grea tsince the last step =)
Mathias, yeah the anatomy is way off, but without any knowledge it looks impressive.
PPD: I think the first one is designwise the cutest - maybe you should mix him up with number 4 to see what happens.

proceeded with Radius ulna and drifted away to the wrist joint, basically proceeded where II stopped yesterday, although I want to add musculature to the lower arm.
(http://abload.de/img/2014_2_20_lowerarms_8ukutl.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ai on February 21, 2014, 04:15:01 am
@Ellian:
I wanted to say I really like your naga, and it reminds me of the roguelike DCSS (http://crawl.develz.org/wordpress/) in style. I've gotten a good deal of artistic inspiration out of that game.

@Cyang: your studiousness is indeed inspiring. I want to do something similar, but probably mostly digital (layers.. there seems to be a certain limit to how much structure you can show in a single layer, static drawing, and I'd prefer to build it all together..)

@PPD: variations on the original design, or chronologically ordered revisions? I like #2's eyes best, has a sort of zen feel, though I can see that they might seem squinty on the larger sprites.

I really wanted to make sure that I included a sketch in every post, but that doesn't seem like it's gonna happen.. My current organization of art stuff presents a challenge to it -- I pick out items I like and batch scan at the end of each month, because scanning is tedious and a bit of a production to actually even get started. So the stuff I currently have on the computer is January stuff, the only present-time part of that is the digital inking. I also manage uploading to tumblr. I suppose that just means that posting here is the most confusing part currently.

Anyway, I guess I can post this, since I inked it recently and it's not part of a set:

(http://i.imgur.com/4b8aWMw.png)

A little bad, a little good.. eh.

Did I mention that white backgrounds are my mortal enemy?

Currently I'm pretty happy with my focus on thumbnailing / quick drawing.. seeing progress there and seem to be vindicated in the belief it's pretty much THE most basic and vital skill for building a good solid picture without mindless fiddling.

Then again, I'm quite suspicious of 'story'/narrative in general, so my idea of a good picture may be -- seems to be -- different from many other people who are posting here.

</ramble>
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: |||| on February 21, 2014, 04:35:41 am
Looking good everyone!

I drew another old lady; a wise old pirate and a cobra (got a little lazy on the cobra):

(http://i.imgur.com/adx7ETu.jpg)

I also scanned a pic for my friend and asked if I could post it here. I like it for some reason.. The white guy's so.. long lol, I think the lady in the bg is funny too:

(http://i.imgur.com/GyHrB9d.jpg) [by Dusty Santamaria]

PPD: Ok I may post the digi-paint then.

I like the color themes and I think I like the 1st blue bird too, but they're all cute.




Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: purrsimmon on February 21, 2014, 05:52:41 am
(http://i.imgur.com/lZTwn5a.png?1)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: gnomey on February 21, 2014, 06:12:21 am
@surt your stuff looks EXTREMELY similar to an old animated movie Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Atnas on February 21, 2014, 09:02:57 am
Ai: Those hands show a lot of promise, do you do an undersketch first? If not I'd suggest to try it, if they just had a sturdier framework those lines would be kickass

||||: I think it'd be a good exercise to try a drawing like the pirate lady but don't use uniform detail. like in areas of non-interest make the details become non gestural, or play with lighting. it will help focus on important parts of the image.

@PPD: make bluebirds tiniest version be his babies cus they shouldn't die! purrsimmon was the one who drew cake wizard on yesterday's sketch so i told her to join the thread.

cake wizard modelling for his momma
(http://lolipopsicle.com/uploader/uploads/mybbcakewizard.jpg)
-----------
(http://lolipopsicle.com/uploader/uploads/14-2-20.png)

a few animal studies in here, i need to branch out and get things to click holistically. i can draw a cartoon person in like 10 seconds which is great for animation but only people and only archetypes of them. i'll branch out slowly to new things every day cus i dont want to be a shoe

Edit: i notice a significant difference in my lines. yesterday i was in a bed and today was at my desk. im going to go back to the bed.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: purrsimmon on February 21, 2014, 09:18:11 am
(http://i.imgur.com/BuFVfZm.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PixelPiledriver on February 21, 2014, 01:54:02 pm
@Probo:
I had no idea who Hebereke was, so thanks for that.  :)
Don't usually draw characters other than my own, but it's something I should do every once in a while.

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-7LrmT0XSPUo/UwdZkE3q38I/AAAAAAAAJJk/ff6nON_6OPM/s1600/Hebereke_4.png)

Yo purrsimmon.
Cool drawings.
Cute cat.

@||||:
Really like the boxer image.  :lol:
Agreed the crowd is also awesome.
Pirate lady could use some battle damage/weathering.

Thanks for feedback on blue bird everyone.
I also like the first design a lot.

Quote
@PPD: variations on the original design, or chronologically ordered revisions?
Yah they are different designs of the same character, not ages of the same bird.
Altho Atnas has a good point.
I definitely want the player to be able to lay eggs and the 1st design could make a good chick.
Will mess with him some tomorrow.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on February 21, 2014, 02:22:37 pm
Ellian: [...] try experimenting with colored outlines, see where that gets you. also i dont think you need to AA everything, its not very noticable and just makes the borders look fuzzy. try to compromise with the colored outlines and little-no aa and i think your work will look considerably crisper

This is a terribly good piece of advice.
I'm not sure I can do that with my current project (already spend a lot of time making sprites, and colored outlines would mean redo everything)...
But I have this bad tendency to keep doing AA even when I know it's too much. You have no idea how much AA I -removed- from these sprites... I totally lose all sense of the drawing itself and just focus on making AA, and at some point I, like, zoom back to see the whole thing and realize it's ugly. It's very annoying.
And colored outline... Well I have no idea why I didn't think about it (I love doing colored outlines, on top of that >_>), but it seems like the perfect idea.
At first I thought it would take more time to do a sprite with colored outlines, but considering how much time I lose with all this AA nonsense... I might actually save some. I'll give it a try whenever I have some time. Thank you very much.

@everyone else :
Thank you <3

@purrsimmon:
Love you character in the middle of that last batch of sketches. Atnas eating chicken nuggets, it seems? Love the style of this one. :)




(https://24.media.tumblr.com/8cb20b9effc178de39796d2111eba8dc/tumblr_n1cnl0WHt81rjomyro1_400.png)
I think I truly hate vent art.
It's usually not even good, it's depressing to look at, and make me feel bad for making it... but yeah, well, sometimes, I don't know, you just need to get it out or something.
(nothing to worry about, move along, citizens~)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Probo on February 21, 2014, 05:19:12 pm

I plan on doing an open screen share this weekend.
Will post the link when it happens and try to keep it up all day.
Not sure how many people it can support but I guess we will find out -----> I've seen it do 5+ without any problems.

consider me there, will you post the link in this thread?

nice drawings too. did you see the western redesign of hebereke on your travels? they also renamed him 'Bop-Louie'. he looks like Alien hominid :P

https://www.spriters-resource.com/nes/ufouria/sheet/52551/

i like both designs but i have no idea why they changed it.

also the sketches in this thread from everyone are really great!
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on February 21, 2014, 06:49:16 pm
Great stuff everyone
AI, your fingers are in most cases not accurate in terms of length, form and bending angle.

Hmm... starting to understand it. Now the thing which is left is making routine out of it.

(http://abload.de/img/2014_2_21_arms_800znkou.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PixelPiledriver on February 21, 2014, 07:27:32 pm
Quote
consider me there, will you post the link in this thread?
Yup, I will post the link in this thread tomorrow.
Or Suinday.
Not sure yet.

Quote
did you see the western redesign of hebereke on your travels? they also renamed him 'Bop-Louie'. he looks like Alien hominid
I did, Bop-Louie is a ridiculous name!
Ufouria also led me to this page which had some interesting stuff. (http://tcrf.net/Ufouria:_The_Saga)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: |||| on February 22, 2014, 07:33:28 am
Great arm structures. :o


Cake Wizard's such a star.



Advertisement.

The best thing since the disposable lighter:
(http://i.imgur.com/J1sh51A.png)
So these cars were on my HD from a while back but I did the letters today and put this silly ad together.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PixelPiledriver on February 22, 2014, 11:45:11 am
Screen share day!

To join you need to have a Google+ account.

Follow this link to the Google Hangout:
https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/76cpijtu5ojb4rfmbimjq6717k?hl=en

Download the Google Hangout plugin if you don't already have it.

To use screen share move your mouse to the left side of the window.
A bar with buttons will appear.
Click on the green button with the white arrow.
Then select the monitor/application you want other people to see. ------> for some reason Graphics Gale does not work with the application option, you will need to choose a monitor to display it.

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-jBb0dzaHax8/UwiOHRKy2GI/AAAAAAAAJJ0/QsTCRg55r8w/s1600/HowToScreenshare_1.png)

Now you are ready to draw stuff and chat with other Pixelation people!

I will be in and out of the window, doing other stuff.
But I will try keep the hangout open all day, even if I am not around.
Voice chat is not required.
I will most likely be using the text chat window.

That's it!
If you get some time join up!
See you there!
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ai on February 22, 2014, 12:38:43 pm
^ As an addendum to the above, on Arch Linux, this plugin is available as the 'google-talkplugin' on AUR. You will not find it if you search for 'hangout'. (possibly because the name of the download that google provides really is 'google-talkplugin'.)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ymedron on February 22, 2014, 08:29:43 pm
I've spent the last couple of days? designing elemental versions for the dragons on Flight rising. I haven't posted any before because they're split up into a bunch of pictures and don't want to spam with a ton of images, but here's one of the better trios.
(https://31.media.tumblr.com/a66aa9968964bc26c0a326ebf66251a1/tumblr_n1dspqcaWq1tpafdho4_1280.png)
(Also Cyang, I think you mistook Ai for me? I don't think I have posted hands here...)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ai on February 22, 2014, 11:03:26 pm
Oh, okay, that makes more sense.I agree then.. Only the one in bottom right corner really approaches 'satisfying' for me (but still needs better volumes -- finger sizes are close to correct but not the hand itself). The one in top left is obviously wrong, particularly the thumb. As Atnas said, I need to actually construct these things. It'll be interesting doing that without creating a mess of indistinguishable scribbles, unless I do it digitally.

Means I'll have to spend more than 5 minutes a page. Eh.

@Ymedron:
The middle one looks the most solid IMO, except the head -- I'm not reading the head as an object in 3d space. By contrast the top left dragon has a pretty 3d head. Maybe it's just having just-enough shading to suggest depth?

Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ymedron on February 22, 2014, 11:56:16 pm
I think the lack of 3d in the middle one's head is because I had more trouble with the design of it. :O It seems I draw better when the design comes to me quickly rather than having to noodle with it a lot...

Shading is probably also a factor, otherwise the cheek-spurs etc would be lost in the lineart.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Pix3M on February 23, 2014, 01:16:56 am
(http://i61.tinypic.com/10pd8xj.png)

The screenshare thing made me remember I had a personal creative challenge to draw 100 characters, focusing on people I've seen or know personally. Drawing them in a very functional art style just to get an idea down.

Pocketknife enthusiast was inspired by a very unsettling moment where I was overhearing a conversation about pocketknives and murder.
Culture-preserving warrior was inspired from a martial arts demonstration with a monk spade.
Cunning linguist was from imagination working off of a pun  :lol:
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Mr. Fahrenheit on February 23, 2014, 02:03:40 am
Oh noes the screen sharing is over  :'(. That was a ton of fun though! I worked on a whole lot of old things so I'm not going to bother posting them here
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ai on February 23, 2014, 05:28:17 am
I didn't really get an opportunity to get involved there.. it started a bit before midnight, then I had to go to bed. I did doodle this:
(http://i.imgur.com/e4ZCGyP.png)
while I was testing the whole screen sharing thing, though.

Notes:
* Browser window and window to be shared must be on same desktop/virtual desktop. Probably on same monitor too (I only have one so I can't test that.)
* Minimizing the window you are sharing causes the screen-sharing to lose track of the fact that it is sharing that window (so when you restore it, it doesn't continue sharing)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PixelPiledriver on February 23, 2014, 05:48:46 am
Screen share was a good time!
Thanks for showing up!
Also thanks to people that gave me suggestions.

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-h6dLTOQX8b4/UwmKDWd5SkI/AAAAAAAAJKE/rxx2ukQOngE/s1600/moreColorChars_1.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Indigo on February 23, 2014, 06:50:35 am
Valley dwelling inspired by Riven
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/13350050/Junk/rivendwelling.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: breakfast on February 23, 2014, 07:17:15 am
(http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2014/053/0/f/knightsketch_by_bbreakfast-d77n62z.png)
messing around with my new pencil & watercolor brushes :]
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Mathias on February 23, 2014, 09:41:40 am
(http://i.imgur.com/b8bPIn5.jpg)
Still trying to find that character. Too much ADD randomness, not helping me.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on February 23, 2014, 11:41:19 am
ymedron, yeah I meant AI, sorry for the confusion  :-[

forgot to upload the sketch from yesterday :O
wanted to draw arms, but looked at the upper arm joint-directions and general proportions. Should help with drawing, since the last stuff was off in some spots.

(http://abload.de/img/2014_2_22_upper-arm_839sfi.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Kasumi on February 23, 2014, 03:00:22 pm
Hmm, I'll pop in to say the google hangout yesterday was fun. I suppose I don't really post things here, but it was fun to work and talk with everyone live.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Photocopier on February 23, 2014, 08:42:47 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/LOZCjgo.png)

Just a small thing of/for a friend that I did today. I like to draw something every day so it's cool to see everyone's inspiring work here.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Atnas on February 23, 2014, 09:08:46 pm
I really liked the hangout yesterday too. Here's a new one that will be running for 6 years, use this link from now on. It's stickied in General as well. We should get a banner made with a link to the hangout and put it at the top of the forum too.

https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/event/cvuh95k1qskkgejdgqu0qgj0gko

didnt save anything i sketched yesterday cus my mind was on puppet animation, but I want to say everyone's work here is inspiring. I'll be drawing and animating most of today so I hope people join so I can look at other people working to keep me motivated again!

Mathias: Your control and cartoony line quality has gotten LEAGUES better, I love the top left character. Everything is so very polished now, I can't wait to see what your art looks like in a week even.

Indigo: I want to meet the old man that lives there.

Photocopier: I want to see more in that style, it's a nice mix of line and paint. Find some reference for the hand holding the tablet, knuckles aren't straight like that. The hand holding the pen is much better.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on February 23, 2014, 11:36:11 pm
actually constructing them from the bottom, final ones with muscles still referenced for practice-purposes.
Seems that I have to revisit my Deltoid knowledge, since it makes huge problems drawing it right.

(http://abload.de/img/2014_2_23_arms_800eto8f.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Mathias on February 24, 2014, 12:28:03 pm
Thank you, Atnas. Improvement is the plan.
The best artists are the hardest workers. I believe that anybody can do what we're doing in this thread if they want it badly enough.



(http://i.imgur.com/4p0NDjl.jpg)
Going to start some studies of other cartoons. +3 if you recognize the drill sergeant.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on February 24, 2014, 06:55:01 pm
ribcages, before adding shoulders + deltoid
Bammes' Method for sketching it out felt a bit odd, though his other diagrams were great.
Top one at the left is sketched with a point method from the diagrams.

(http://abload.de/img/2014_2_24_ribcage_800meune.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ymedron on February 24, 2014, 11:47:28 pm
Today I've drawn characters based off of (starbound) sprites.
(https://24.media.tumblr.com/8e0116ae22a22348706caf56c923e5b1/tumblr_n1iyemy1No1tpafdho7_1280.png)
(https://31.media.tumblr.com/b973b7e0e8fc851b53ee6914e3c543f3/tumblr_n1iyemy1No1tpafdho6_1280.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/FoJrKP2.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/bo821g8.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/Tujiy8g.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/QL3mxeR.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/5i72Ytj.png)

They're a bit boringly posed since the focus is more on reinterpreting the pixels into a larger image.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Probo on February 25, 2014, 12:11:08 am
they look great, Ymedron. Im sure ive seen that sea creature in another game..
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Photocopier on February 25, 2014, 12:23:06 am
Didn't really do much drawing today, was animating in class instead.

I did doodle this thing:
(http://i.imgur.com/XdZkwUZ.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ymedron on February 25, 2014, 12:23:45 am
Hur hur, actually the omanyte was a joke request by someone, I decided to try to reinterpret it a bit to retain interest in working on it, rather than drawing what I "know".

(Also Photocopier, that shading on the cup is very nice.)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: |||| on February 25, 2014, 01:25:58 am
I recognize that drill sergeant from R __ & S______; a great show.

Just some legs (and lighting practice):

(http://i.imgur.com/vmcTKRX.png)

Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Pix3M on February 25, 2014, 01:58:37 am
Let's see if I finish this some day...

(http://i62.tinypic.com/m7q3yw.png)

I had an interesting idea in my head, and got started with it. For a while, I thought of drawing an American home, but not only that, but I had an additional idea to spice that up with hints of "Land of the Free" and "the American dream". Outdoor barbeque ovens for special family occasions, white picket fences, a swinging hammock, a trampoline, an old crickety treehouse built on an apple tree... All on a secluded floating island connected with the outside world only through radio and TV signals.

I'd post a new thread on this but I wanna get done with the idea before then..., then maybe polish this up beautifully.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: A2J2TIWARI on February 25, 2014, 09:03:23 am
Cyangmou, the more I see your stuff the more you impress me! You are one heck of an artist man!

Btw, I am trying to get better at drawing as well so can you guys link me to some very good anatomy, posture, etc tutorials? Someone sent me Glen Vilppu's videos but the quality is way too low to clearly see and understand anything. Also, I am aware of Proko but he seems to charge as well for complete tutorials.

Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Mathias on February 25, 2014, 12:26:39 pm
3 points awarded to ||||||!!!!!!
(you might enjoy this - I just realized the parallel with your auto-cropped Celes sketch and this,
(http://i.imgur.com/39ygmQ0.jpg?1)
a message my manager had me mark up on the white board at work last week [I'm the official white board kid] HERP)

@ Ymedron   Well done!



(http://i.imgur.com/00tJRR3.jpg)
More copy-catting. These chars are so well constructed it's painful.
Redrawing toons is great for analysis. I make lots of little discoveries along the way.
And watching as an advanced cartoonist's illustrations (though horribly distorted, to be honest) emerge from my own pencil is an interesting experience.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Photocopier on February 25, 2014, 12:28:54 pm
If you're looking to watch proko, try his youtube channel. The videos are shorter but they have the full lesson, his paid versions just have more examples and he does feedback. You can gleen his wonderful knowledge fine with just the youtube videos.

This is what I'm working on today:

(http://i.imgur.com/HHx6i2m.gif)

I'll probably post an update when I get more done, I've just noticed I got his legs the wrong way round on the drawing over so I need to fix that too.

Updated version:

(http://i.imgur.com/LiECo5V.gif)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Mathias on February 25, 2014, 06:42:23 pm
Dude, that's pretty cool! Post that in Animation (http://wayofthepixel.net/index.php?board=22.0). It's a fairly ambitious project.
I'll try and get you some feedback, but I think it needs busted out into it's own thread. It easily deserves it. Don't go too far on your lines just yet.



(http://i.imgur.com/gTtELmH.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on February 25, 2014, 09:21:10 pm
field test without any references of my rib-cage constructing approach - with heads.
Seems to work aside for special cases like "7" where the sideplane isn't good visible
Also not sure wheter if it's better to go with the width like in 8, 9 and 10 (broad ones) or with the other approach from 4,5 and 6

(http://abload.de/img/2014_2_25_ribcage_8006yusg.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ymedron on February 25, 2014, 09:23:12 pm
A turntable to help a friend with Nidorina's ear perspective.
(http://i.imgur.com/xjhOJjX.gif)
It's a bit goofy with the earholes and otherwise starkly undetailed.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Atnas on February 26, 2014, 02:01:36 am
@mathias: breadman is lookin real crisp! crispy~

playing with colors

(http://lolipopsicle.com/uploader/uploads/14-2-25.png)

oh whoops i totally accidentally forgot the 2 in 25 for the date.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Pix3M on February 26, 2014, 09:44:49 am
So, I was told from the business director from a local pony convention that there is a high change of me getting a vendor table, and I rushed to 'finish' this to help seal the deal.

(http://i60.tinypic.com/2dkyglw.gif)

He likes it a lot, but I am gonna expect to be polishing this up over time as the summer convention comes along as I'll admit to rushing this to make it look 'finished'...
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Mathias on February 26, 2014, 01:00:50 pm
@ Atnas   Hehe, that's Powdered Toast Man, from Ren & Stimpy.
Yeah I like those colors a lot.




(http://i.imgur.com/AI7f1ye.jpg)
Pause video and draw.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Photocopier on February 26, 2014, 02:43:29 pm
I appreciate the suggestion Mathias, but it's just work for a class so I'm not going to take it to it's own thread and work into it when I'm not so invested in it anyway  :)

I did some quick studies in my life drawing class today:
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-MuC0YovCyRc/Uw35KFBKngI/AAAAAAAAFlw/EyF-8vqXQgQ/w1096-h822-no/DSC_0086.jpg)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-kdJtq3Y3Gf0/Uw35yUq2UHI/AAAAAAAAFmE/ZkC_9oEPDMY/w617-h822-no/DSC_0089.jpg)
-

I like the 30 seconds sketches more than the slightly longer one, I think find myself losing interest sooner than I should otherwise. I gotta get a tube or something so I stop ruining pages by folding them into my bag.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on February 26, 2014, 10:03:21 pm
(http://abload.de/img/2014_2_26_clavicle_80f8uuu.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Photocopier on February 27, 2014, 07:50:01 pm
Some scribbles to try to figure out a character for a personal project.

(http://i.imgur.com/Codzh4A.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Atnas on February 27, 2014, 09:11:55 pm
clown people

experimenting with photoshop brushes

(http://lolipopsicle.com/uploader/uploads/14-2-27.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on February 27, 2014, 09:22:03 pm
constructing upper skeletons out of imagination. Currently I seem to have significant problems with the head/ribcage proportional construction and the length of the neck...
Have to examine that further.

(http://abload.de/img/2014_2_27_upper_bodieiaa0p.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Atnas on February 27, 2014, 11:11:51 pm
(http://lolipopsicle.com/uploader/uploads/14-2-27-1.jpg)

but drawing floating heads feels so good. will draw floating bodies tomorrow to compensate. and grlz
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: |||| on February 28, 2014, 04:35:37 am
Great colors Atnas. I like your sharp featured faces.
 Grlz? yay!

Loving the Ren & Stimpy sketches. Cool how you draw so well from the paused screen. That was my favorite cartoon as a kid.
I need to watch more John K toons.

Photocopier: Cool character and walking so far.

I haven't sketched in two days.. I had a little graphic design odd-job to do.
And in my free time I worked on this pretty lady +drank wine:
(http://i.imgur.com/au17NNs.jpg)
edit: forgot to finish the eyebrows..
 bloody wine!
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: tim on February 28, 2014, 04:45:52 am
A night full of spleen here.
(http://i.imgur.com/o4JkDAG.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Lexou Duck on February 28, 2014, 11:37:37 am
went ahead and drew the seven sins from the binding of isaac

(http://i.imgur.com/XRhfkof.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Grimsane on February 28, 2014, 06:51:57 pm
awesome thread!!  ;D

should've gone to bed but couldn't help myself  :D

quick digi sketch
(http://i.imgur.com/HiZ4Ecn.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Photocopier on February 28, 2014, 10:14:50 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/7RjAi7Q.jpg)

Some junk, different day.

also:

(http://i.imgur.com/2qMK7nJ.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on February 28, 2014, 10:16:40 pm
after real live studies I don't trust Bammes that much any more...
also played around with a different approach to construct a skull.

(http://abload.de/img/2014_2_28_realisticprnme0m.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Pix3M on March 01, 2014, 08:43:59 am
A little more work for the upcoming pony convention...

(http://i62.tinypic.com/2yw8huf.png)

And the readability of the new ones are killing me  :ouch:
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Photocopier on March 01, 2014, 07:47:58 pm
Daily drawing daily post.

(http://i.imgur.com/4tshZIZ.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on March 01, 2014, 08:51:10 pm
was playing around to find a good pelvis construction approach - but will check it again against real life ones.

Was also drawing the major body masses of the skeleton out of imagination, still some issues left to be caught, but it starts to look ok.

(http://abload.de/img/2014_3_1_pelvis9prjz.png)
(http://abload.de/img/2014_3_1_majormassesdyrku.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: |||| on March 02, 2014, 04:01:46 am
Another Car. It's real loose and sketchy but I like the design:
(http://i.imgur.com/GjRh9qt.png)
Edit:
Kept penciling and drew a face, going for a vintage look:
(http://i.imgur.com/uFgiSff.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Mathias on March 02, 2014, 07:55:34 am
I appreciate the suggestion Mathias, but it's just work for a class so I'm not going to take it to it's own thread and work into it when I'm not so invested in it anyway  :)
. . .
It's often better to leave old stuff behind and forge ahead. Don't dwell. So, wise thinking, I'm sure.
That looks like a healthy sketch habit you've got going there.

@ tim   Great sense of melancholy in that. Lovely!

@ Atnas   Whoa, man. Some chaotic energy going on in that clown piece. That would look so cool printed at like 3' x 3'.

@ Grimsane   Hey Grims, glad you could join us.

@ Cyangmou   You're killin' me with those anat diagrams.

@ ||||   On your wine night lady painting, I really like the nose and mouth area. Too bad the whole thing didn't get that sort of attention to contour/shape. I know it's WIP.
On your sketch, I think you did achieve a decent vintage look. Reminds me of Audrey Hepburn or something.




(http://i.imgur.com/3i8Bxvh.jpg)
Toons are still killing me. But I think I'm gaining ground.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ymedron on March 02, 2014, 03:23:50 pm
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/51b86d115bed2de6859f9a3be9bbfbbf/tumblr_n1t8gpn9UT1tpafdho1_1280.png)

Today a Glitch model from Starbound. I've been fighting with the weighting of the vertexes to make poses etc.

@tim The colors are very good on the face, it gives an atmospheric look to the picture. On a glance I thought it was a 3d render because of it. c:

@Mathias, you seem to be getting better. Tapering the fingertips gives a slightly creepy/alien-like vibe to the hand combined with missing pinky, consider whether that's what you want.
In the full-body picture the character looks a little bit dazed, it's a good idea to connect the iris/pupil to either the upper or lower lid (upper lid looks more natural) so they don't have a constant wide-eyed gaze. :O

Edit: Added an animation + fixed the textures + added an incandescence map.
(https://24.media.tumblr.com/30e17f18fbf53d5694eccc173b1072c2/tumblr_n1t8gpn9UT1tpafdho3_r1_500.gif)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on March 02, 2014, 05:06:04 pm
foot construction, only knee is left, but I actually know quite well how that one looks, and maybe I should also look how Bammes actually simplified the bones of the fingers and toes.
Then it's skeleton practice time =)

(http://abload.de/img/2014_3_2_800oluv6.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Grimsane on March 02, 2014, 06:42:13 pm
speed scribble from today, about half hour, and a progressive gif,
my dad came in during it and said he could see the head of a lion, i couldn't but it changed into this bear because of that lol

(http://i.imgur.com/f8cTAu4.jpg)(http://i.imgur.com/8yBdrGS.gif)

is there a general time limit when sketches are no longer sketches? :P this one took an hour or so
10-30-60+
(http://i.imgur.com/Vc7NpRc.jpg)

and hope it's okay to dump other really recent sketches in here?

(http://i.imgur.com/MpKU9fMl.jpg)

I got a few thumbnail studies i'll post if i get a nod

@mathias Cheers ;D glad to be joining

btw Ymedron you can try Weights > assign automatic from bones, I find it works 9 times out of 10 without needing clean up especially on lower res meshes like this,
hope you don't mind but i reckon that model might look more spiffy with something more like these (http://i.imgur.com/9QCbytn.jpg) kinda proportions  c:
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ymedron on March 02, 2014, 07:04:51 pm
Grimsane: Yeah I did that at first, but it was too troublesome to fix around unweighting the rigid light gray parts (as they're supposed to be metallic and thus not move at all) so I just went manually weighting the edgeloops.
I had never done manual weighting before so it was a good learning experience.

Those proportions do seem better, I'll play around with the model a bit more.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Grimsane on March 03, 2014, 04:54:37 am
to avoid taking the thread off-topic gonna post some study sketches:
(http://i.imgur.com/DiTsgoe.jpg)(http://i.imgur.com/ac9IyD3.jpg)(http://i.imgur.com/18VpjD8.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/u0npTMm.jpg)(http://i.imgur.com/i8GuVWz.jpg)(http://i.imgur.com/gMcK1my.jpg)

@Ymedron: Hope you were using selection masks they are awesome in this regard, dunno how much you know so i'll elaborate anyway; selections in edit mode, are masks when selection masking is enabled in weight paint mode, then Ctrl+K will fill the selection with weight strength set to in the left panel (100% in this case) normalize will make sure that you don't have verts allocated to multiple bones.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: 0xDB on March 03, 2014, 08:57:18 am
(http://dennisbusch.de/shared/drawings/2014_03_03_ffant.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Grimsane on March 03, 2014, 08:36:32 pm
procedural brushes and symmetry, no joke this was like 5-10 minutes  :yay:
(http://i.imgur.com/ZPtfeGHl.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on March 03, 2014, 10:26:30 pm
skulls out of imagination, ribcage out of imagination, pelvis out of imagination, pelvis real life study (actually hard to get pelvis pictures not from a cardinal viewing direction)

(http://abload.de/img/2014_3_3_16surp.png)

and skulls from life-drawing and then more skulls out of imagination (i1, i2) with some more applied details.

(http://abload.de/img/2014_3_3_2sguv3.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Photocopier on March 04, 2014, 04:54:53 am
Gah, I missed posting anything yesterday.
Here's a piece of paranatura (http://paranatural.net/)l fanart I did today:
(http://i.imgur.com/xU3DXxW.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Mathias on March 04, 2014, 07:33:51 am
(http://i.imgur.com/91H3ygR.jpg)
toons
toons, I hate you
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: A2J2TIWARI on March 04, 2014, 08:55:56 am
I am a beginner at drawing. I am starting with gestures. Here are some 45 second gestures(shucks I couldn't complete any of them):

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/7zxylo9edfle5uj/2dxSP_cqg_
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: 0xDB on March 04, 2014, 06:21:35 pm
Quote from: Cyangmou
(actually hard to get pelvis pictures not from a cardinal viewing direction)
Have you considered working from a 3D model? (e.g.: http://www.kineman.com/ )

Quote from: A2J2TIWARI
I am starting with gestures. Here are some 45 second gestures(shucks I couldn't complete any of them)
Suggestions: Use a softer pencil for those (5B) and do them on plain paper if you have any. Then, try to not copy contour but rather look for the long rhythms and limit yourself to 4 to 5 confident strokes per gesture (that's almost 10 seconds per stroke which should be enough). Then of course the most important thing, keep drawing. Do not stop after just a handful of gestures. Also check http://www.proko.com, he explains gesture drawing quite well even in the free versions of his videos.

Quote from: Mathias
toons
toons, I hate you
Relax. :) Toons need love. Well yeah, I am struggling with them too. Funny thing is, back in school they came easy to me when I scribbled them in my books (even without construction) and nowadays I struggle with construction but that's in everything not just toons... maybe toons do not like being carefully constructed too much?

today:
(http://dennisbusch.de/shared/drawings/2014_03_04_ybaer.png)

Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on March 04, 2014, 08:44:04 pm
Quote from: Cyangmou
(actually hard to get pelvis pictures not from a cardinal viewing direction)
Have you considered working from a 3D model? (e.g.: http://www.kineman.com/ )

I dislike 3D models for live referencing purposes, since well... it's just a model. Maybe great to look at how the joints are actually working. For measuring out things and getting reference experience values I prefer real-life objects (photographs)

Well... and since I don't trust my anatomical drawing books, I just used my medical book for actually measuring out some jaw/teeth proportions which should help with the next round imagination drawing.

(http://abload.de/img/2014_3_4_anatomicalsksss8z.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Lexou Duck on March 04, 2014, 09:00:35 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/nm3FSx5.png)

yeah so this is my thing now

expect to see more and more of these
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Charlieton on March 04, 2014, 09:55:55 pm
Jellyfish

(http://i.imgur.com/AwTcnU8.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: |||| on March 04, 2014, 10:06:21 pm
Toons.. screw construction.. it hinders the flow (jk) :-[.
I like how her portraits came out but don't like the pose, decided to include it anyway.

(http://i.imgur.com/qS3V5eU.png)

I also have another scan from my neighbor whom enjoys the thread and has posted before:

(http://i.imgur.com/m1vq9gm.jpg)
Those arms; I can't pull that kind of stuff off.

Math EYE as! I realized that vintage lady I last posted looked like someone I've been hanging with and I have worked on it more and changed some features to match hers. I think as I was meeting her; I drew her on a subconscious level. So I'll try to post it the update later. I left it somewhere on accident :/
 As for the digital one; thanks. I'm calling that one done but appreciate the comment on the nose and mouth area :).
Those gangsta terminators lol... They're great. I also really like the small cowboy character right next to the large one (the one with the prominent nose).


Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ymedron on March 05, 2014, 02:14:12 am
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/6ffcbb1179f319e1896da05175d7fc76/tumblr_n1xxvxJego1tpafdho1_640.png)
Designed clothes for a character. I'm always pretty awkward with clothes design because should reference varying sources.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: |||| on March 05, 2014, 11:46:13 am
Updated that vintage looking one to look like someone:

(http://i.imgur.com/Ynl00I9.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Grimsane on March 05, 2014, 03:47:25 pm
speedy gesture sketches
(http://i.imgur.com/ASd7SKjs.jpg)(http://i.imgur.com/cT1877Es.jpg)
you know how you scribble while you are on the phone talking? pretty much what this is but in 3D :lala:
(http://i.imgur.com/igjDu2ml.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Photocopier on March 05, 2014, 05:48:54 pm
Some quick sketches in a coffee shop while waiting for class:

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-8p0hbaL2LmY/UxdgZoX5_OI/AAAAAAAAFvA/SljzHJX3W8U/w1096-h822-no/DSC_0122.JPG)

Drawing from the class itself:
 
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-DLVyDieyc-c/UxdgRZ-cfjI/AAAAAAAAFtc/g2whrB201HU/w617-h822-no/DSC_0120.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-1-HYK-Im2UE/UxdgpqWXVVI/AAAAAAAAFvg/eHxFLummfKQ/w1096-h822-no/DSC_0125.JPG)

Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on March 05, 2014, 07:01:28 pm
I just realized I only post more or less finished pieces here instead of sketches.

And I also just realized that I don't care!

(https://31.media.tumblr.com/28978a5c90e7f8151e83e2a3d973d04d/tumblr_n1z7wgMxie1r9e5hxo1_500.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on March 05, 2014, 10:47:55 pm
constructed out of imagination

(http://abload.de/img/2014_3_5_800zdrbj.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: |||| on March 05, 2014, 11:15:15 pm
Hey fat boy.. c'mere. Get over here!

(http://i.imgur.com/DWAicyu.png)



Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: cels on March 06, 2014, 02:16:46 am
(http://i.imgur.com/nm3FSx5.png)
yeah so this is my thing now
expect to see more and more of these

Was this by any chance inspired by this fight, 3 days before you drew this?  ;D

(http://cdn.fansided.com/gif/John_Hathaway_vs._Dong_Hyun_Kim_ktfo.gif)

Oh, and just to follow the rules of this thread, here's what I made today.

(http://i.imgur.com/DfPmyHd.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: |||| on March 06, 2014, 03:53:16 am

Quote
Oh, and just to follow the rules of this thread, here's what I made today.
(http://i.imgur.com/DfPmyHd.png)
Yeah.. if that's in ref to me posting Dusty's pic from 2012.. I kinda just forgot 'til it had already been up for awhile. I just scanned a few of his pics, decided I liked it, and posted it (after asking of course).. then regretted it for that reason when I realized that the next day :/... So, sorry 'bout that.
I like your work today.. Rockets are cool!

I got another friend's sketch.. we drew in red chalk on huge newsprint earlier. I don't want to post mine cause it became a smudgy mess.. but his is cool I think. A 5-legged cerebus:
(http://i.imgur.com/kyrWIfi.jpg)
By Dylan Johnston
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Indigo on March 06, 2014, 09:27:51 am
sketched this character today.  I should probably continue this one when I get some free time.

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/13350050/Junk/forestpriestess.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: |||| on March 06, 2014, 01:40:30 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/s512IN7.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: 0xDB on March 06, 2014, 04:43:16 pm
(http://abload.de/img/2014_03_06_sunsetwithy1y3p.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on March 06, 2014, 09:14:36 pm
moving on with the neck

(http://abload.de/img/2014_3_6_8001usku.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ymedron on March 07, 2014, 04:43:05 am
(http://31.media.tumblr.com/4878b95ff1bf0d45415dc4be2d43e545/tumblr_n21sw8tGJf1tpafdho1_1280.png)
Designed a stone/bronze age dude with a pokemon thing in mind.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Pix3M on March 07, 2014, 09:17:19 am
Volunteer work without the low budgets and lackluster communication...

(http://i58.tinypic.com/21l4fw8.gif)
(http://i62.tinypic.com/24vsade.gif)
Began trying to tilt this character and animated something as this is for a shooter going for a 16-bit-inspired style

and the infamous grassy environments that most pixel art games flat out avoid...

(http://i60.tinypic.com/2rwuuxh.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Indigo on March 07, 2014, 10:44:52 am
update on my previous piece:
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/13350050/Junk/forestpriestess1.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on March 07, 2014, 03:25:15 pm
Mainly Deltoid, also moved then to Pectoralis and Trapezoid
In fact I don't have any idea how the peak of the Deltoid moves - seeems I have to look at it connected to the upper arm.
Maybe I should also check out all the muscle structures of the ribcage more detailled.

(http://abload.de/img/2014_3_7_800eyu5n.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Grimsane on March 07, 2014, 04:13:55 pm
those are some sexy values Indigo  ;D

noodled this sketch out freehand in an hour or two with intermitten breaks (distractions) started on a screenshare with cyangmou on google hangouts (if anyones keen to art jam, chat and generally hang out pm me  :crazy:, starting to get more into being social, especially with creative peeps)

(http://i.imgur.com/hZOyHlo.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: A2J2TIWARI on March 07, 2014, 08:32:00 pm
(http://i1006.photobucket.com/albums/af186/A2j2tiwari/IMG_20140308_015042.jpg)

(http://i1006.photobucket.com/albums/af186/A2j2tiwari/IMG_20140308_015028.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Grimsane on March 07, 2014, 09:13:31 pm
did so many sketches  last night instead of sleeping :o to avoid spamming i'll just post 2 of the better ones
(http://i.imgur.com/ABqcgUJ.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/HzH4eqAl.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: |||| on March 07, 2014, 11:34:35 pm
'Octo'
(http://i.imgur.com/DBT4Qnp.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Probo on March 08, 2014, 01:13:19 pm
all the sketches in here still looking great! from cyangmou's anatomical studies to grimsane's dark stuff!

that octopus sketch is like a dude version of this - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dream_of_the_Fisherman's_Wife
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on March 08, 2014, 09:55:05 pm
focused on some weak spots regarding to start and end of muscles. still a lot of unknowns in the system.

(http://abload.de/img/2014_3_8_800ekjam.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: |||| on March 08, 2014, 11:25:09 pm
Nice Probo, thanks for sharing the link.. I didn't mean for it to be so overtly erotic when I was sketching it.
 hmm TR goes way back it seems :p
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: surt on March 09, 2014, 08:41:18 am
(http://img.uninhabitant.com/race_or_die3.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on March 09, 2014, 07:09:31 pm
(http://abload.de/img/2014_3_9_800ulszu.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Mr. Fahrenheit on March 10, 2014, 02:18:07 am
I forgot that I've been doodling

I did this a few days ago: (http://i.imgur.com/orAV3uw.png) (skied there and was doodling from memory)

last night: (http://i.imgur.com/Xs2KJkk.png) (listening to on the road again by canned heat)

today so far: (http://puu.sh/7pFh7.png) a slak (slug yak)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Photocopier on March 10, 2014, 11:34:08 pm
I've been visiting family so I've not really been at a computer, here are the drawings I managed to squeeze in:

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-u2iUX1SbF3M/Ux48SqqIslI/AAAAAAAAFxU/oOdYPFJkvCU/w649-h865-no/DSC_0132.JPG)
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-m0HfdJAm98g/Ux4-o73WbBI/AAAAAAAAFzU/Yif1_HQWayE/w1153-h865-no/DSC_0139.JPG)
rough for my CGI class, as you can see dinosaur legs are kicking my ass.

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-wCI_UmLEvPE/Ux496J6p2sI/AAAAAAAAFxk/Rbt5g1MoSjg/w1153-h865-no/DSC_0134.JPG)
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-MGBVli2KyT8/Ux4-EWGmxxI/AAAAAAAAFzE/A2pUZj9Hpds/w1153-h865-no/DSC_0138.JPG)

It's mostly drawings of people while using public transit, gradually getting past the awkwardness of sketching the people opposite me.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on March 11, 2014, 12:01:08 am
qickie poses, work was intense today, so not much time.

(http://abload.de/img/2014_3_10_80096sob.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Grimsane on March 11, 2014, 10:23:34 am
quick sketch messing around with procedurals

(http://i.imgur.com/ZfkFVpal.jpg)

enjoying checking out everyone's sketches  :D

ed: messed around some more after
(http://i.imgur.com/wlKkGFYl.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on March 11, 2014, 08:30:30 pm
more work on the major masses.

(http://abload.de/img/2014_3_11_800tujip.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: |||| on March 12, 2014, 04:23:56 am
8 magical wands:
(http://i.imgur.com/X9VXeob.jpg)
felt-tip pen on xerox paper
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on March 12, 2014, 07:44:45 pm
(http://abload.de/img/2014_3_12_800cokvd.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: |||| on March 12, 2014, 09:11:40 pm
A quick one, also felt-tip inked, only on older yellow paper then toyed with (color adjusted) slightly in PS:
(http://i.imgur.com/wN6A8Fn.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Photocopier on March 13, 2014, 01:44:30 am
Enjoying spending time in the sunshine today.
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-kxJDT2NROx4/UyEFW_TyskI/AAAAAAAAF1U/QNsbciPNEe8/w1096-h822-no/DSC_0147.JPG)

Also in the midst of an idea for some more paranatural fan art

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-hXTXyH3cRVU/UyEKfsrGhbI/AAAAAAAAF2M/xH48Xvh_lCo/w617-h822-no/DSC_0151.JPG)

Edit with more sketching from today:

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-F8XaEFfidhY/UyEbKsqh42I/AAAAAAAAF2s/QjoMQTglaQk/w617-h822-no/DSC_0153.JPG)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: breakfast on March 13, 2014, 01:58:20 pm
Started this the other day:
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BikDU5ACUAEti5y.png)

Started coloring it yesterday:
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BinKyj-CAAA9K23.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Photocopier on March 13, 2014, 08:01:36 pm
This picture explains how I've spent my day:
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-fz-jiTvh-w0/UyIKcEY29uI/AAAAAAAAF8Y/CPGHQIIEMfM/w617-h822-no/DSC_0181.JPG)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on March 13, 2014, 09:46:56 pm
(http://abload.de/img/2014_3_13_800feun5.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: |||| on March 14, 2014, 09:41:40 am
Looking good everyone! As usual.
This thread rules.
I made a full body sketch, but I must be scanty in my showing (or maybe conservative in this case; I cropped it cause I didn't like the way the stance looked):
(http://i.imgur.com/7tJYTGt.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on March 14, 2014, 10:23:31 am
(http://abload.de/img/2014_3_14_800luuue.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Tijjer on March 14, 2014, 06:25:06 pm
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-pS2oElRD0rU/UyNIsu0MXGI/AAAAAAAAAaQ/Ts3CHNt_8pI/w426-h630/maletorsostudy.png)

Have not posted on this thread for some time but heres what I done today.  A little study on the male torso.  I really need to find better references, I just can not find any good ones that have really nice form and lighting  :'(  Also don't count the one thats not done in charcoal, just look over that one, that one was a mistake.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: |||| on March 15, 2014, 12:37:47 am
I took an older pencil sketch and inked it with a felt-tip pen today.
 I used the fill tool as a shortcut to get the black sky done faster. I might color this in a cartoony way later:
(http://i.imgur.com/a2cLqfh.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ymedron on March 15, 2014, 03:05:44 am
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/a8f20517fac5a618b303bf9ca6cbdd4e/tumblr_n2gfcu47X11tpafdho1_640.png)(http://25.media.tumblr.com/f4223ac5637b24964003eb22cc794b94/tumblr_n2gioooU691tpafdho1_640.png)
Some fantasy species designs. :U!
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on March 15, 2014, 01:47:39 pm
(http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2014/074/3/a/librarian_by_thisisellian-d7a9d6i.png)
*unrust* ugh I should really try this less-AA-colored-outline thing.

Hello folks~
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on March 15, 2014, 09:21:26 pm
(http://abload.de/img/2014_3_15_1_800a1jq6.png)
(http://abload.de/img/2014_3_15_2_8001hkbj.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Photocopier on March 16, 2014, 07:07:00 am
Drawings from today.

(http://i.imgur.com/2d0g7Fa.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/ZCV6N7v.png)


Sorry for the size, might make more sense to open as a separate tab or something.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Mathias on March 16, 2014, 08:32:00 am
Lotta sketchin' going on in here, people . . .


(http://i.imgur.com/0vaZ4b0.jpg)
Still trying to find those character concepts. Getting closer.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on March 16, 2014, 11:44:28 am
(https://31.media.tumblr.com/a236db2d4a18361811ed68887f7beefb/tumblr_n2ao4afGQH1r9e5hxo1_500.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: surt on March 16, 2014, 12:15:13 pm
Scale went a bit wonky.
(http://img.uninhabitant.com/pratfarmer3.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on March 16, 2014, 05:19:06 pm
life studies/constructive drawings for getting the neck right construction and length wise, and to look how the musculature behaves.

(http://abload.de/img/2014_3_16_80071i12.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: |||| on March 17, 2014, 09:03:40 am
Alright alright.

(http://i.imgur.com/JC9KqRm.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on March 17, 2014, 01:05:20 pm
(http://abload.de/img/2014_3_17_800z0cr8.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on March 18, 2014, 12:07:48 am
Eh. I wanted to post today, but all I've been doing lately is pixel porn.
Guess I'll pass!
*cheers from afar*
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Mathias on March 18, 2014, 11:26:09 am
Great looking set, Surt.

Lovin' the stuff, Cyan.
Do you feel yourself learning, from all the studies?

||||, fun drawings!



(http://i.imgur.com/b9X0R0j.jpg)
Got so much work to do it's not even funny.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on March 18, 2014, 12:56:29 pm
well of course there is progress. But actually I am way off in a lot of areas, so much more practice needed.

(http://abload.de/img/2014_3_18_800pden8.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: |||| on March 18, 2014, 11:56:57 pm
Just a quick doodle today (about 10-15 minutes). I wanted to write in my secret, unbreakable code [('cursive' form) though not really cursive; I have 2 forms both 106 characters]:
(http://i.imgur.com/nwBpJG1.jpg)

Math: TY, though not as fun as yours!

Cyang: I agree; this is probably most beneficial to you since you're actually studying forms and structure.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Mathias on March 19, 2014, 11:36:08 am
(http://i.imgur.com/wAEumaN.jpg)
SO SKETCH
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on March 19, 2014, 07:57:05 pm
fighting with eyes, always getting them wrong...

(http://abload.de/img/2014_3_19_8002cs6k.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ymedron on March 20, 2014, 02:32:15 am
I feel a bit silly only posting fandom-drawings but they're the only ones I have access to (lots of doodles on paper but no scanner.)
(https://31.media.tumblr.com/d79f0081b5cc766a855905b2a6f5fbea/tumblr_n2plin1AMA1tpafdho5_500.png)(https://31.media.tumblr.com/dea6d50480badfd6877ed0c88a0b3c98/tumblr_n2plin1AMA1tpafdho4_500.png)(https://31.media.tumblr.com/4346caa99563841667d47782a39df4e9/tumblr_n2plin1AMA1tpafdho3_500.png)(https://31.media.tumblr.com/3a586c36953b0ad608d7a85da7d74d42/tumblr_n2plin1AMA1tpafdho2_500.png)(https://31.media.tumblr.com/ee4cb80208fd60b341b6c2c6f4785754/tumblr_n2plin1AMA1tpafdho1_500.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: |||| on March 20, 2014, 04:11:12 am
The emblem of Ki-Sahra:

(http://i.imgur.com/69sliny.png)

tres lunas.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on March 20, 2014, 10:15:23 am
(https://31.media.tumblr.com/d7808cdeb710ba54ddd7a305a503b4e4/tumblr_n2pl9qmOoz1tw3rdzo1_500.png)
(spoilered for nudity)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on March 20, 2014, 07:45:15 pm
more eyes, focused too much on it and got significantly to big in the portrait sketch

(http://abload.de/img/2014_3_20_800hzjcl.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: |||| on March 20, 2014, 10:22:07 pm
Cyang: The eyes too big? They look proportionate to me (one whom doesn't study anatomy as hard as you though)

Ellian: I like that. Her knees and face are most appealing to me.

Just a couple little toony ones today:

(http://i.imgur.com/sTqiILa.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on March 21, 2014, 08:43:56 am
@Cyang : on the left portrait, the eyes looks very, very slightly misplaced. That may just be the pupils, but... It looks very slightly off? :(
The single ones are awesome though

Ellian: I like that. Her knees and face are most appealing to me.

Finished product  ;D
(https://24.media.tumblr.com/0938e661b11f9a46e2d7457706b0b14f/tumblr_n2r8hzjVMA1tw3rdzo1_500.png)
(spoilered for nudity)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: surt on March 21, 2014, 09:04:50 am
She's such an amputease.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on March 21, 2014, 09:26:33 pm
well yeah, there are more smaller problems I have left to solve with the eyes.

Really like your piece ellian (no one dislikes B's anyways =)  .
But I agree with Surt that at least one foot could be illustrated just as dark shape - there would be space - "her" left hand looks really awkward too.

"her" left upper arm is to short or elbow wrong placed, breasts are different sized, neck don't corrects right with the head, side plane of the head is too small, minor stuff.

(http://abload.de/img/2014_3_21_800g2jb8.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on March 21, 2014, 11:17:33 pm
Yeah, I... tried... to make a foot but it didn't go well :D 
But thanks guys :3


EDIT:
Today's is kinda soft too, so have another one~
(https://24.media.tumblr.com/4650cbd6d01efdc030e45837c1e845b3/tumblr_n2td9yVSMA1tw3rdzo1_500.png)
(spoilered for inappropriate face :I)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ai on March 22, 2014, 06:02:17 am
Very not daily, although thinking about posting in this thread has prompted me to formalize my process a bit more to be more efficient so I might be able to manage it in the future.

(http://i.imgur.com/GrS1laz.png)

(mostly) Colored version of the image I posted before. Some trees still need painting. Painting speed isn't terrible, but could stand a lot of improvement still.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Atnas on March 22, 2014, 12:23:08 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/sGjBPvb.png)

what i need more of
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on March 22, 2014, 06:07:06 pm
(http://abload.de/img/2014_3_22_8003fkg8.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Pizza Tom on March 22, 2014, 09:38:40 pm
This thread is a great idea! Very inspiring to see everyone working every day. It gave me an excuse to start doing daily practice again (which I've been sorely lacking).

(http://s3.postimg.org/6ad3o0j0z/20140322_173035.jpg)
Forgive the phone pic, don't have a scanner...  :P
Just some 60 second sketches from posemaniac. I did 30 and 15 secs to warm up first.

(http://s27.postimg.org/j1ku4tnxv/giraffe_wip.png)
Trying to do a quick low poly study every day as well, so here's a giraffe at 278 polys. I got caught up in the facial structure so it's a bit denser there, but that's fine since I'll likely never revisit this guy. :P

Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Charlieton on March 22, 2014, 11:13:54 pm
I'm wasting my life

(http://i.imgur.com/TXnjo8z.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: surt on March 23, 2014, 06:21:25 am
(http://img.uninhabitant.com/day_of_the_clovers.png)
(http://img.uninhabitant.com/reticulan_portraits_avatar.gif)
(http://img.uninhabitant.com/reticulan_portraits_recolours.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on March 24, 2014, 12:30:27 am
letting my problems with the eyes be for the moment.
spotting more issues I have as I go along with the torso.

(http://abload.de/img/2014_3_23_8008pyov.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Grimsane on March 24, 2014, 11:52:41 pm
been rather engrossed in UE4 in my free time, got a license soon after announcement, and it's everything i had hoped, the shift in productivity and usability, and empowering non programmers more than any other tool available, dawned on me a lot of it is things i've loved about blender and blenders game engine but never really saw in anything else, it's mostly in here, not to mention a system akin to one i figured out on my own last year the same as the multiple layer materials, rather intuitive all around

it's pretty much a testy sketch sculpty thingy, and testing the engines features so posting it here  :P

(http://i.imgur.com/0rS7qJcl.png)

their licensing is amazing, commend them for their shift

a nice flow of awesome stuff up in this thread  ;D
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on March 25, 2014, 01:28:39 am
Grimsane, I, huh, eeeeeugh stop I'm jealous  :'(

(https://31.media.tumblr.com/d0e0af7102b7dc832d5b0bbdef02c71f/tumblr_n2yxc4jfVz1rjomyro1_500.png)
(spoilered for censored nudity)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on March 25, 2014, 02:05:48 am
Gawd today was busy, so just a quickie.
Nice thingy Ellian, but it seems ya black brush slipped over the most important anatomical details.

(http://abload.de/img/2014_3_24_800p3u2v.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: |||| on March 25, 2014, 08:09:56 am
Once I finish one more, I'll have all 13 done; a set of heraldic crests for my project.
This is the one I did today.
House Roscarna:
(http://i.imgur.com/Djuc4Vr.png)
(I used 2 of the wands I posted earlier, as a couple other things from my posts in this thread in other heraldic sigils)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Pizza Tom on March 26, 2014, 03:22:57 am
Trying to get back into painting. It's actually easier than I thought once I get into a rhythm.

(http://s15.postimg.org/mw8xtpsrv/not_awful.png)

(http://s8.postimg.org/uzxe49gat/meh.png)

My colors could definitely use some work, but I'm pretty pleased considering these were 30 mins each.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: |||| on March 26, 2014, 11:10:58 am
I like the colors on the second one a lot Regulus.


Some pixels (not sure if i'll finish):
(http://i.imgur.com/ZUdwWrD.gif)

Just the fin so maybe later
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on March 26, 2014, 01:14:29 pm
@Regulus Awesome: like the red in the second one, dislike the green as shadow color though. Maybe it should be tinted a bit more towards green-blue?
@Lijj: flow of the mermaid could be a bit stronger.

Scanner partout don't wanted to connect with the pc yesterday.

yesterday
mainly studies of form and distortion of the pectoralis

(http://abload.de/img/2014_3_25_800skjg7.png)

today:
real life construction to check/make new observations

(http://abload.de/img/2014_3_26_8006zkbb.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Conzeit on March 26, 2014, 07:51:01 pm
(http://craftmused.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/sakugif1-mvundla4.gif)
made this thing after seeing the awesome style of lufrausers. I call it a sketch because there's a lot of unrefined stuff....but it did take me like 6 hours :p
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Grimsane on March 26, 2014, 09:22:06 pm
@Ellian  :-X you could always just get the license for 19USD then cancel your subscription for indefinite access to this months build (the cancel and renew feature is probably the best) it's heaps fun and worth it :crazy: also digging all the recent lady pixels  :-*

some midnight 3d game art sketch-ish activity, pure diffuse. 2-3 hours
(http://i.imgur.com/ZHbI9ed.png)

that's really funky Conceit, fluid n whimsical, can almost interpret the pursuer as a disembodied mustache with a floating crown chasing down a victim to do heaven knows what with him  :o
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: |||| on March 27, 2014, 01:48:59 am
Tanks cyang.. but could you show me what you mean with a loose visual?
I just might finish it later. But only if it's appealing enough.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on March 27, 2014, 03:42:51 pm
flow....

(http://abload.de/img/2014_3_27_1_8005ykns.png)

(http://abload.de/img/2014_3_27_2_800lkjz3.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: |||| on March 27, 2014, 08:24:04 pm
I see! Great examples Cyangmou. I like the bottom right gesture (at least for mine; since it's similar yet less stiff).. & your full sketch is great!
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on March 28, 2014, 02:36:56 pm
checked up female proportions + studies on the trapezous

(http://abload.de/img/2014_3_28_800xzk2e.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on March 29, 2014, 08:43:48 am
studies on the deltoid
from the construciton the shoulders are a tad to wide.

(http://abload.de/img/2014_3_29_800dxbfu.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on March 31, 2014, 06:21:30 pm
after being off with proportions by a lot I made another study, at least from the front, added some musculature on t he skeleton

(http://abload.de/img/2014_3_30_80052sj1.png)

body drawn by reference, head invented, at least the eyes are looking about in the same direction and look kinda decent. Anyways it's by far to small for all the necessary details, however it might take much longer until it's possible for me to draw them right and on top out of imagination.

(http://abload.de/img/2014_3_31_800resqg.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ymedron on March 31, 2014, 08:38:31 pm
Started painting a dragon but ran out of energy and got frustated!
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/3175b17f18a5acabc229f03e51df36ab/tumblr_n3bid4SAtF1tpafdho1_640.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: |||| on March 31, 2014, 10:27:22 pm
Good looking art fellows  ;)

So I did a really quick one while eating lunch:
(http://i.imgur.com/gLpe5Yc.jpg) and I turned my drawing of the emblem of Ki-Sarah into a heraldic crest of sorts (not today but very recently):(http://i.imgur.com/xYpHnyL.png)

Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Atnas on April 01, 2014, 10:03:00 am
(http://lolipopsicle.com/uploader/uploads/shieldgirlwip2-shrp.jpg) som concept work

i need to ditch that color scheme

|||| i love those dry brushmarks
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Mathias on April 01, 2014, 11:18:17 am
(http://i.imgur.com/p8t34Ko.gif)
HE'LL HAPPILY END YOUR LIFE
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Crow on April 01, 2014, 12:53:02 pm
i need to ditch that color scheme

No you don't. I love it. More, please.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on April 01, 2014, 10:57:11 pm
rectus abdominis & obliques

(http://abload.de/img/2014_4_1_2_800oius1.png)

serratus anterior, erector spinae
(http://abload.de/img/2014_4_1_3jcutp.png)

and a drawing made after a portrait painting by Frans Hals
(http://abload.de/img/2014_4_1_600k4uns.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on April 03, 2014, 12:44:12 am
last muscle of the torso, lattisimus dorsi + some torso group studies and scapulas

(http://abload.de/img/2014_4_2_1_8001jspf.png)

portrait drawn after a painting of Gerrit van Honthorst
it's King Chales I
I am actually pretty proud of that one right now, because it seems it's the first time that the eyes aren't glaringly bad and they look in the same direction.

(http://abload.de/img/2014_4_2_2_600e5s43.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ymedron on April 03, 2014, 09:40:46 am
Spent last night using that sprite generator (http://"http://img.uninhabitant.com/spritegen.html") and being increasingly tired.
Misplaced the sprite sheet, too...
(https://24.media.tumblr.com/946ca5340d776981fc91d6d02e2840f4/tumblr_n3g800Jh3V1tpafdho1_1280.png)
(https://24.media.tumblr.com/f6532939f5bde228dad69d2ada313607/tumblr_n3g800Jh3V1tpafdho2_1280.png)
(https://31.media.tumblr.com/9ee7f27ee15431aee99378b44380a3bb/tumblr_n3g800Jh3V1tpafdho3_1280.png)
(https://24.media.tumblr.com/4d95c3855d10a2924b7da2689e096675/tumblr_n3g800Jh3V1tpafdho4_1280.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: breakfast on April 03, 2014, 02:36:26 pm
(http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2014/093/9/f/beccapixels_by_bbreakfast-d7cvc6l.png)

pixel self portrait
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on April 04, 2014, 12:53:59 am
@Breakfast: seems to be unfinished, or at least different parts have a different level of detailling.

(http://abload.de/img/2014_4_3_1_80045s9r.png)

increased the difficulty for today, drawing "real" people

(http://abload.de/img/2014_4_3_2_600fns0o.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on April 05, 2014, 12:40:06 am
(http://abload.de/img/2014_4_4_1_800qaui5.png)

well that one don't worked as it seems, tired, not too much attention to proportions and a facetype I never tried before

(http://abload.de/img/2014_4_4_2_600d8uu9.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Atnas on April 05, 2014, 11:12:05 am
(http://lolipopsicle.com/uploader/uploads/shieldgirlwip3-shrp.jpg)

sum poses and the pumpkin shield

here was her original sketch next to her daddo

(http://lolipopsicle.com/uploader/uploads/kiddad2-shrp.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on April 06, 2014, 01:48:37 am
abadoning quickly thrown in value and focusing solely on proportions.
Forehead is asymmetrical, aside from that it seems to be ok.

Tesla
(http://abload.de/img/2014_4_5_600jhsz5.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on April 06, 2014, 08:16:41 pm
figure proportion study
(http://abload.de/img/2014_4_6_1_6003su43.png)

and actually an armor ... again
(http://abload.de/img/2014_4_6_2_6003wu6s.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on April 07, 2014, 10:05:34 pm
tad more exact today, started also to lay in some values, tried to get Freuds gazing right, unsure about if the dark eye works like that with pencil or if it'd need more love.

(http://abload.de/img/2014_4_7_600jru93.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PsylentKnight on April 08, 2014, 06:56:10 pm
Well, here's my inaugural post. I probably won't have time to post daily, but I'll try to post at least weekly.

(http://i.imgur.com/rfF8eRa.jpg?2?1815)

Just a rough sketch of a map of the game world for my game. Locations and cheesy names are tentative.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on April 08, 2014, 09:12:32 pm
seems proportion wise so much more forgiving than a face... pretty off in a lot of spots, however, some new observations.

(http://abload.de/img/2014_4_8_80081ueh.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Pizza Tom on April 09, 2014, 04:12:54 am
A speedpaint from today, I think it was about 10 minutes.
(http://s10.postimg.org/wmfe21xyh/clouds_I_guess.png)
ehh...

Falling behind on my anatomy studies, and actually everything else too. It's harder than I thought to put everything but art out of my mind. Maybe I need to change my routines.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Gil on April 09, 2014, 01:25:30 pm
Cyangmou, it seems like you have problems dividing different face types into facial planes. What worked for me, trying to figure it out, is studying exaggerated 3D wireframes. The way that 3D artists NEED to conservatively preserve facial planes makes them experts in the matter. The following image was wonderful for me:

http://i.imgur.com/TVeHC3d.gif

If I find some time, I'll dig up some reference sketches I did. Basically, try drawing the faces in the image, paying extra special attention to what is similar in all four and what is different and why. It seems to me like you understand the facial anatomy well, but have problems seeing how it deforms, so your construction is lacking. Your perception is fine, so the resulting image looks fine, but feels slightly off (because it's not volumetrically solid)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on April 09, 2014, 06:07:22 pm
Thanks fo rthe critique Gil.


(http://abload.de/img/2014_4_9_600xuul1.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on April 09, 2014, 10:45:45 pm
(https://24.media.tumblr.com/ab8be4e17745861e77c6616721324e81/tumblr_n3scdgU9WW1r9e5hxo1_500.png)

Didn't do pixel art in, like, three weeks and felt so fucking rusty... Also first drawing without reference in ages, I know there are a lot of issues. .___.
(kinda make me want to do an original set of tarot-like cards, though)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on April 10, 2014, 07:42:14 pm
tarot cards sounds interesting Ellian. Would love to see the set shaping up, or the full one =)

looked up the rotator cuff group. Actually that's something completely new to me.

(http://abload.de/img/2014_4_10_800pbut2.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on April 11, 2014, 08:19:14 pm
motivation here is incredible

(http://abload.de/img/2014_4_11_800tduiv.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on April 11, 2014, 10:14:52 pm
motivation here is incredible
Stop making me feel bad. :I

(https://31.media.tumblr.com/c240a30c2f08a5daf7c885886c8b74f5/tumblr_n3w0eyv1kv1rjomyro1_500.png)
Working on this week's Compixellated challenge, let's see if I can be bothered with finishing it...

EDIT: the answer was yes, I can be :
(https://24.media.tumblr.com/ac3138177a59a7ae52b299572bfa593d/tumblr_n3w3s9VEPB1r9e5hxo1_500.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on April 12, 2014, 01:02:01 am
I'M FRENCH.
SO TECHNICALLY, WE'RE TOMORROW AND I CAN DOUBLE POST.
WEEE.

(https://24.media.tumblr.com/0c9d85f75cdcfa28cd207e11ad2fb148/tumblr_n3w86b9eqw1tw3rdzo1_500.png)

(I'm aware that there are a few issues with the lower part, but couldn't adress them... Still learning, I guess...!)
(spoilered for nudity)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ymedron on April 12, 2014, 11:54:39 am
Some of the content here is making me a bit uncomfortable but can't do anything about it can I.

Been drawing pictures of dragons in exchange for in-game money on a website.
(https://31.media.tumblr.com/ba1a896bdca2fe81f2065b4398487c6a/tumblr_n3vykh9IT81tpafdho2_500.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on April 12, 2014, 02:31:38 pm
Some of the content here is making me a bit uncomfortable but can't do anything about it can I

Could you explain?


Portrait for today... actually checked up why a problem I have always appears.
Values are mainly sketched in, no need for more detail or form shading. I think I found out what I wanted to know.
Needs to be tested with further sketches.

(http://abload.de/img/2014_4_12_4006fy00.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ymedron on April 12, 2014, 08:59:36 pm
Mainly the especially sexualized drawings.
I'm ok with nude studies (there is a feeling of professional attitude there) but I'm feeling really uncomfortable when an image gives the vibes that it's done mainly because the artist finds it sexy, you know?

It's a hard distinction to make in text.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on April 12, 2014, 10:48:31 pm
Mainly the especially sexualized drawings.
I'm ok with nude studies (there is a feeling of professional attitude there) but I'm feeling really uncomfortable when an image gives the vibes that it's done mainly because the artist finds it sexy, you know?

It's a hard distinction to make in text.

Eh, I get it; To be honest, I do draw those equally for the anatomical study and the fact that drawing sexy stuff is kinda, huh, cool, I guess. I'm not gonna try to explain it more because it feels like I'd just make myself sound like a pervert  ::)
But if it makes you uncomfortable I'll just stop posting those here, no worries~!
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ymedron on April 12, 2014, 11:14:40 pm
I understand that sexy stuff is fun to draw for some people and it's cool to be in charge of your sexuality.
I guess for me since I'm already kinda unhappy with sexy stuff that most of them make me a bit uncomfortable.

(have another dragon so this post isn't just derping around.)
(https://24.media.tumblr.com/d0170927496c0a6dfd0dfca1dbd5b37b/tumblr_n3xby65fyo1tpafdho2_1280.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: RAV on April 13, 2014, 01:12:42 am
But if it makes you uncomfortable I'll just stop posting those here, no worries~!
Ellian, that's a bummer, cuz I dig your pixel softporn, just for the heck of it. =)
But to respect Ymedron's sensibility, to stick around and post his things that I also enjoy,
a solution could be that you use the new Spoiler Tag functionality of the forum,
so it's one more kinky click away rather than "in your face".
It's a fair compromise then.

Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on April 13, 2014, 01:33:12 am
Th-that's actually a very good idea and I feel completely stupid for not thinking about that.
I'll edit my previous boobfull posts and add that tag.
(also if you like my softporn, you should see my nsfw blog, because here I just post the "okay I guess it's not porn enough so I can post this here" stuff.  ::) )

Also more Lady Knight, because I'm tomorrow for you US guys:
(https://24.media.tumblr.com/86b29e74c980adbdb743b2060fc2d8c0/tumblr_n3y45hSRgx1r9e5hxo1_500.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ymedron on April 13, 2014, 11:06:16 am
But if it makes you uncomfortable I'll just stop posting those here, no worries~!
Ellian, that's a bummer, cuz I dig your pixel softporn, just for the heck of it. =)
But to respect Ymedron's sensibility, to stick around and post his things that I also enjoy,
a solution could be that you use the new Spoiler Tag functionality of the forum,
so it's one more kinky click away rather than "in your face".
It's a fair compromise then.
:y:
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on April 13, 2014, 10:09:15 pm
saw it exactly the same as rav. WOuld be a pity if a discussion of distastefulness would take away people from posting here.

Actually I just looked up various observations from yesterday in the sideview of the skull more mathematical, than just by looking.
two thumbs on the bottom left show 2 simplified constructions with the new observations. I assume I have to practice a bit more.

(http://abload.de/img/2014_4_13_800zxl9o.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ymedron on April 14, 2014, 01:40:31 am
Cyang, I guess it's not such a pity if people would be repelled because they're made uncomfortable by the content being posted, then?  :-\

Here's some dragon-humans I made using http://www.seventhsanctum.com/generate.php?Genname=dragonling (http://www.seventhsanctum.com/generate.php?Genname=dragonling)
(http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2014/103/1/d/various_dragonlings_by_umbbe-d7ed4ru.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Crow on April 14, 2014, 06:44:17 am
Cyang, I guess it's not such a pity if people would be repelled because they're made uncomfortable by the content being posted, then?  :-\

Quite sure he was referring to both sides. I think :-X
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ymedron on April 14, 2014, 02:29:55 pm
Maybe... I read it more as the discussion itself repelling people rather than its cause.

I'm perfectly fine with spoiler-tagging the more explicit content, the idea never occurred to myself.  :blind:
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on April 14, 2014, 07:48:09 pm
was referring to both sides. It doesn't hurt to use a spoiler.

tested out what I checked yesterday. Had some problems in the early testruns. Through a funny mistake I got something more ape-like looking. Checked then a chimp skull in comparison.
Last try felt ok.

(http://abload.de/img/2014_4_14_8009akuc.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Pix3M on April 15, 2014, 12:40:15 am
I can do skulls too....  >:(

(http://i60.tinypic.com/t6eyhi.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ymedron on April 15, 2014, 02:14:08 am
Have some obnoxiously contrasted dragon redesigns.
(https://24.media.tumblr.com/3e58802b7744e64772073601da593eb4/tumblr_n41v37Rpco1tpafdho1_500.png)(https://24.media.tumblr.com/644058ec60c8a72baa461fe251766c95/tumblr_n41v37Rpco1tpafdho2_640.png)
(https://31.media.tumblr.com/1141d566377e4a47c1c52debdfd080e9/tumblr_n41v37Rpco1tpafdho3_640.png)
(https://31.media.tumblr.com/ac255ebfab4ea652a28b4ad294a8b87d/tumblr_n41v37Rpco1tpafdho4_640.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Lexou Duck on April 15, 2014, 03:18:39 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/me3tJzl.png)

i think im getting better at drawing women :)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on April 15, 2014, 09:27:00 pm
baby skeletons should be effing awesome.

(http://abload.de/img/2014_4_15_800hjkfg.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: tim on April 15, 2014, 11:11:08 pm
Cyangmou, I made photos of baby skeletons in a museum here in Paris .
Might be useful as ref :

(http://i.imgur.com/ifhmFuzh.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/YS3pH4th.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on April 16, 2014, 07:46:28 am
Hah; I went to that museum. It's awesome. Do eet Cyang!
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on April 16, 2014, 10:26:20 pm
Cyangmou, I made photos of baby skeletons in a museum here in Paris .
Might be useful as ref :

well indeed, really useful. Seeing that I constructed the jaw wrong and forgot to draw in the fontanel. Actually also checked that out.
would have been cool to have a lateral photograph of the baby skeletons as well. Would have been really interesting to see how old those cuties got.
I don't understand French, could someone translate the card for me (2nd photograph)?

Hah; I went to that museum. It's awesome. Do eet Cyang!

sharing observations...

(http://abload.de/img/2014_4_16_1000jgpd9.png)

Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on April 16, 2014, 10:40:22 pm
I don't understand French, could someone translate the card for me (2nd photograph)?

Human Foetus ♀
5th month of pregnancy


Also you're insane. :D
Awesome work as always~
I'd go and take pictures from a lateral perspective for you, but fuck museum entrance fee, sorry :(
(not sure it'd be an easy picture to take anyway since they're part of display cases aligned all along a wall)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ymedron on April 17, 2014, 03:16:34 am
More randomly generated things - this time based off of brief character descriptions. I also wrote up some flavor text for the dragons.
(https://31.media.tumblr.com/67a60f3a8421fe77ab6131bc26be8924/tumblr_n45n4o7pFW1tpafdho2_1280.png)
(https://24.media.tumblr.com/17ff1391979fc2ecc5f847b8b4286e2c/tumblr_n45n4o7pFW1tpafdho1_1280.png)
(https://31.media.tumblr.com/98bf420b43f278eb21dcf785f766e02f/tumblr_n45n4o7pFW1tpafdho3_1280.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on April 17, 2014, 09:50:24 pm
I think it'd look "better" either if the text was more natural, or if you used actual computer fonts rather than hand-written.
That's just my opinion, of course!

Love the second one, the background really makes it stand out.

(https://24.media.tumblr.com/3e01937648663393775bb91a0ffabade/tumblr_n4739aJQTn1r9e5hxo1_r1_500.png)
I'm gonna -try- to get my fingers out of my ass and join the Ludum Dare warmup weekend tomorrow.
Wish me luck and motivation.  :-X
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ymedron on April 17, 2014, 10:40:14 pm
Ellian, you're right about that. D: Text is bad times all around.
Maybe it'd look better if I had better handwriting, as well.

Much fabulousness with your characters there, liking the samurai's leg area and the kappa's body.

*searches for an image to post so this is not just a response post*
*fails to find anything*
um
Here's something from last week. D:
(https://31.media.tumblr.com/1339ff45e160c216912b415e0a95f24d/tumblr_n3w4m9ArS01tpafdho1_500.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on April 17, 2014, 10:45:38 pm
itsy bitsy spiderbunny... nice concept.

Love the second one Ellian.

(http://abload.de/img/2014_4_17_800u6xrd.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: jams0988 on April 18, 2014, 12:44:54 am
Quote
Cyang, I guess it's not such a pity if people would be repelled because they're made uncomfortable by the content being posted, then?  :-\
Both would be a shame, but in one situation, we'd have naked girls, and in the other, we wouldn't.  :lol:
Ellian and Atnas: I'm loving your stuff! <3
Especially loving Atnas' concept art. Looks unique enough to be interesting, but not so out there as to be off-putting. Very nice! =)

RPG chest appearing animation!
(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b352/jimthegreat1012/ChestFalling3_zps64c1aa5c.gif?t=1397782605)
I think I'll actually be doing a kappa or kasa-obake for my game next, Ellian, so I'll post them here, I guess. =)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on April 18, 2014, 07:49:48 am
Yessss do Kasa-Obake <3 They're cool <3
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: |||| on April 18, 2014, 12:52:18 pm
Hmm...I have a half-ass poem which fits this scenario;this Juvenile skeletal style...
(http://i.imgur.com/jV46iJm.jpg)
Old... but im back so accept it
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: |||| on April 18, 2014, 01:31:40 pm
itsy bitsy spiderbunny... nice concept.

Love the second one Ellian.

(http://abload.de/img/2014_4_17_800u6xrd.png)
too fancy....
this  we must replicate 
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on April 18, 2014, 07:05:55 pm
welcome back Lijj

covered some muscles, some more observation on teeth/jawbone relationships.
Also looked into the skull bones, after checking them out for the babies. Cranium needs to be deeper in both cases, skull construction otherwise seems to become more ok with every try.

(http://abload.de/img/2014_4_18_800c6jmi.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on April 18, 2014, 09:32:43 pm
More Yokai coming up!
(https://31.media.tumblr.com/28acccc84ca0c61b0e682211f230fba0/tumblr_n4935otUbK1r9e5hxo1_r1_500.png)
Kasa-obake / Kitsune
Futakuchi-onna / Teruteru-bozu / Tengu / Kappa
Shirime / Sagari / Chochinobake


(spoilered it just in case, but it's not... porn. I guess! :I)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ymedron on April 18, 2014, 11:45:21 pm
Not super happy with this one, too many messes here and there ruining the overall feeling.
(https://31.media.tumblr.com/ea2fe1b851225374ed521036517e20af/tumblr_n49380Vjy31tpafdho1_1280.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: |||| on April 19, 2014, 05:30:02 pm
That second skull with the eyelid muscles looks perfect. Thanks for welcoming me back Cyangmou.

I haven't drawn in so long but that is going to change as of today.

Here's something I made before I left  for a potential client, but I've not heard from the person so decided to post it here:
(http://i.imgur.com/Z6ZVrB1.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: yaomon17 on April 19, 2014, 07:01:30 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/HN0oBEk.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on April 19, 2014, 08:14:29 pm
That second skull with the eyelid muscles looks perfect. Thanks for welcoming me back Cyangmou.

actually it's quite off, what I think about it:
-the form of how the teeth shape the mandibula is really off (due to lack of knowledge, well I actually don't cheecked that out in detail until now)
-the size relationship of the horizontal and vertical part of the mandibula is also really off
-the cranium is by far to small

or to sum it up, the jaw is to big and round, the cranium to small which gives it a rather roundish and cute impression.
But it anyways gets better and more accurate with every new construction, since always a new observation is coming along and most of the relationships already coming just straight out of imagination, so I am getting somewhere.

Do you have some kind of contest going on with the fat man?

(http://abload.de/img/2014_4_19_800k7fol.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Night on April 20, 2014, 12:06:57 am
No idea what this fat guy thing is about, just made this for fun.
(http://i.imgur.com/Yz4RUhE.png)
Getting a little rusty..  :'(
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: |||| on April 20, 2014, 12:52:00 am
(chuckle chuckle) Drollery, didn't expect to see two more of these fat guys posted up.  :y: Night yours is delightfully creepy.

Cyangmou, no it was a sample character design based on what someone here who posted an ad had wanted.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on April 20, 2014, 09:14:42 pm
but yeah, could have been, that you and yaomon were applying there too.

Btw first time I have seen you Night, and you Yaomon here =)

(http://abload.de/img/2014_4_20_6006vjyv.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: yaomon17 on April 21, 2014, 01:29:12 am
Too many research papers to do to sketch much.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on April 21, 2014, 01:34:16 pm
second layer of mouth musculature.
It's indeed interesting how complex something like the face can get compared to limbs.
At least it' really interesting to see the connection of the outside skin, the muscles and the bone beneath and how the lips can move around the way they do.

(http://abload.de/img/2014_4_21_600wxkwc.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ymedron on April 22, 2014, 12:01:42 am
A species design thing.
Also awkward wording of phrases.
(https://24.media.tumblr.com/e057f9c7b91f1ac5f975ee8864f1c362/tumblr_n4ekzmUPU01tpafdho1_1280.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on April 23, 2014, 12:20:52 am
tested out points in frontview, to check up some widths and how I was drawing them in. Needs some more research. Quite tired today, so nothing really accurate.

(http://abload.de/img/2014_4_22_100066dzk.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on April 23, 2014, 10:03:14 pm
having the feeling that that one got nice proportion wise - not many big muscles left to check out for the head.

(http://abload.de/img/2014_4_23_5001skx5.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ymedron on April 23, 2014, 11:10:33 pm
Continued work on species/character design.
(http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2014/113/5/5/tarspawn_character_redesigns_by_umbbe-d7fp2b4.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Pix3M on April 24, 2014, 08:57:43 pm
Basic graphic design work, and making yet another set of grasses and dirts: http://fav.me/d7frl64

(Tinypic made the pic tiny... so I'll just post it as a link)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on April 24, 2014, 10:53:15 pm
less measuring, more flow and weighting, slight constructive form approach in the third one.
(http://abload.de/img/2014_4_24_500c2jdz.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on April 25, 2014, 10:03:50 pm
half hour study
just major mass gestures

(http://abload.de/img/2014_4_25_10007sjrj.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ymedron on April 26, 2014, 03:07:57 am
Made some randomly generated ladies, pretty happy with these.
(https://24.media.tumblr.com/15523e19a344e9bfbedf33a1cea23173/tumblr_n4masgfRsP1tpafdho1_1280.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: |||| on April 26, 2014, 05:54:27 am


Experimental mixed media technique.
(Involving a marker drawing photographed, printed then taped together, then scanned and tweaked.):

(http://i.imgur.com/0RmlCKG.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Lexou Duck on April 26, 2014, 02:17:45 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/7Jblfri.png)

some more sketches, though i liek these less than the previous batch
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: |||| on April 26, 2014, 10:49:55 pm
I've finally gotten around to finishing all thirteen of the major houses' sigils for my project.
(http://i.imgur.com/NUKZavd.png) House Dravrus; featuring a spear gnawing red dragon on ermine.

Sample at 50%
(http://i.imgur.com/Bl4RVCT.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on April 26, 2014, 11:25:08 pm
study on size and how the the female chest wraps around the ribcage

(http://abload.de/img/2014_4_26_500vze6r.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Atnas on April 26, 2014, 11:42:52 pm
love the expressions duck

(http://lolipopsicle.com/uploader/uploads/14-4-26.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on April 27, 2014, 01:06:43 am
(https://24.media.tumblr.com/69aeac5adb05b590170b05dd0c70874b/tumblr_n4nvf8FvlO1r9e5hxo1_400.gif)

It's been art time for the past few hours!
(I have more to show, but I'm too lazy/busy to make another gif/screenshot)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on April 27, 2014, 11:17:14 pm
(http://abload.de/img/2014_4_27_8000ecro.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on April 28, 2014, 11:10:17 pm
arms broken down in simple forms, trying to find out an effective way of constructing the elbow and the positions of Radius and Ulna

(http://abload.de/img/2014_4_28_800exaam.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: |||| on April 29, 2014, 05:18:19 am
Working on a custom font for a fantasy map:
(http://i.imgur.com/eKRPdZR.png)
Edit: changed the capital D & M

Edit again; added more symbols and compiled the letters into a TTF format:
(http://i.imgur.com/ACIkNwb.png)
silly prattling/ font test
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on April 30, 2014, 12:23:10 am
(http://abload.de/img/2014_4_29_600i0ac5.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Mr. Fahrenheit on April 30, 2014, 12:35:57 am
@ |||| : the lowercase "a" had me confused for a little bit on what it was. I think its the spikey bit on the back that threw me off
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: |||| on April 30, 2014, 01:14:13 am
Mr. Fahrenheit: Thanks for pointing that out; I'll change that too. I noticed some letter placement things I'll have to fix as well.

Cyangmou: Sweet.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on April 30, 2014, 09:04:45 am
(https://24.media.tumblr.com/27448741f1af3a4d15b2fd3347fb4ccc/tumblr_n4tdcyLJo31rjomyro3_400.gif)
(https://31.media.tumblr.com/9c1c6d6123fa15d94c2326aec36384d1/tumblr_n4tdcyLJo31rjomyro2_75sq.gif)(https://24.media.tumblr.com/1f69067e8a7c8a3ed470eba7cf6274e4/tumblr_n4tdcyLJo31rjomyro1_75sq.gif)(https://24.media.tumblr.com/2a07a1b1cfa8533b57edf59a88cca77d/tumblr_n4tdcyLJo31rjomyro4_75sq.gif)

Working on my Ludum dare post mortem...  :P

@ |||| : the ALL CAPS text is kinda hard to read, for some reason. But the text reads fine, especially if it's for a map font. Having to read a long text with that font might prove hard in the long run, but it doesn't look like it's gonna be a problem!

@ Cyangmou : for some reason it feels like the perspective is off; maybe because the cannon, the upper part and the lower part all look in different directions?
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on April 30, 2014, 10:45:07 pm
(http://abload.de/img/2014_4_30_800fdi1n.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Atnas on April 30, 2014, 10:51:47 pm
(http://lolipopsicle.com/uploader/uploads/14-4-30-sml-2.png)

victorias secret study
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: |||| on May 01, 2014, 12:20:29 am
Love those colors Atnas..  'specially those green skin tones.

I did a less than 1- minute doodle today (just for a laugh):(http://i.imgur.com/V7jwGH3.jpg)
Bought a Sharpie brand brush tip pen at the office supply store; it's a cool pen :)

Thanks for the feedback on the font Ellian (and Mr. Farenheit again). Yeah, it wont be the dialogue/narration font. Just a fancy map font heheh.

 I'll update the old post with a new test including the updates later today.
Never got to editing last night. Instead I saw the documentary called 'Jodorowsky's Dune' last night at a theatre; good, inspirational yet tragic piece.
I think concept artists here would greatly appreciate that docu though.

Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Atnas on May 01, 2014, 11:33:21 am
(http://lolipopsicle.com/uploader/uploads/14-5-1-sml.png)

selca
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Lexou Duck on May 01, 2014, 09:42:26 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/a6P0fuk.png)

ok i think i'm pretty much done with this, might add some ashes and a few blurs here and there

been working on this for the past 3 days
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ymedron on May 02, 2014, 12:57:59 am
The Pope of Happiness would like a word with you.
(http://37.media.tumblr.com/799211645323af0f502c5edadeadf866/tumblr_n4x99yNG7T1tpafdho1_640.png)
(done by doodling a splotch of black and then mirroring it -> drawing on top)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on May 02, 2014, 04:13:30 am
from yesterday

(http://abload.de/img/2014_5_1_8005rzhq.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Pixelkh on May 02, 2014, 08:02:38 am
(http://i.imgur.com/vxeZS88.png)
Humans I did yesterday night.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on May 02, 2014, 10:18:21 pm
(http://abload.de/img/2014_5_2_800yoaje.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PixelPiledriver on May 02, 2014, 11:41:28 pm
Been really busy!
Good to see people still posting in here.  :y:

Picked up Curvy on Steam for sale.
Been messing with it a bit.
I'm not much of a 3D artist, but it's fun.
This took about 50 min, starting from a cylinder.
Could use tons of cleanup.

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-kCNNfV6FLIw/U2QslpDlkLI/AAAAAAAAJgw/heXAKskYjTM/s1600/TallFace_1.png)(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-VE2wcJNxHvA/U2Qslu3qqtI/AAAAAAAAJg0/l_3TAjNGWAI/s1600/TallFace_1.gif)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on May 03, 2014, 02:13:12 pm
(http://abload.de/img/2014_5_3_600tip66.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on May 05, 2014, 11:00:25 am
from yesterday

(http://abload.de/img/2014_5_4_800owa6w.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ymedron on May 05, 2014, 02:51:17 pm
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/b0794c8eb821e0e825c71183efa774b0/tumblr_n53oaunx2s1tpafdho1_1280.png)
Digital painting course-thing this week, today's work.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Atnas on May 05, 2014, 05:25:27 pm
awesome semiflats ymedron

poopman:
(http://lolipopsicle.com/uploader/uploads/14-5-5.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on May 05, 2014, 10:47:20 pm
Decided to give DB32's a shot, for a change.

(https://31.media.tumblr.com/54a654dada51052dc18d1b75d7a45969/tumblr_n54gtuHMqe1r9e5hxo1_r1_500.png)

Quite happy with how it's going so far~
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on May 05, 2014, 11:42:47 pm
Decided to give DB32's a shot, for a change.

thought the same... =)

(http://abload.de/img/db32_37_2kgjgj.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: r4c7 on May 06, 2014, 04:38:33 am
Made some chess pieces. The first two were me trying to mess with the style, but I decided to go more simplistic. Ones I want to improve; definitely the king, maybe the knight and bishop, and probably some tweaking to the queen. Not counting the first two, 3 colors in total. :)
(http://i.imgur.com/pJNased.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on May 06, 2014, 09:24:01 pm
Cyangmou doing pixel art?! yay!

(https://24.media.tumblr.com/57f20c188e3baaaf5ef78e31a40e213e/tumblr_n568pzs5w01r9e5hxo1_500.png)
More generic monsters, because I can D:
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on May 07, 2014, 01:19:54 am
Cyangmou doing pixel art?! yay!

Every day actually =)

(http://abload.de/img/2014_5_6_80025pfm.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on May 07, 2014, 11:09:50 pm
(http://abload.de/img/2014_5_7_800wfp1s.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Kasumi on May 08, 2014, 05:01:52 am
@Cyangmou: Your dedication is pretty inspiring. When I quit the programming game forever I hope I do as many studies as you.
@Pixelkh: I'm a pretty big fan of ink stuff. Keep it up!

PPD tried to get me to post here a long time ago. Told him I basically never drew. The last programming task I completed was aggravating. So I'm taking my first real break in a few months. I'm going through every other frame of a small clip of two videos. Left side of my sketchbook gets the girl. The right side is the guy.
(http://i.imgur.com/ASEy0kX.png)
Drawn from (nsfw: nudity) Kareen Dancing to Native American Flute (http://vimeo.com/54150781). Used with Kind permission.
(http://i.imgur.com/gEanx88.png)
Drawn from (nsfw: nudity) STIGMA (http://vimeo.com/51946189). Used with Kind permission.
Another reason I don't often post studies online is that I'm pretty crazy and tend to like to get photographer/whoever's permission unless it's implied. (Like art book copies, or one website I know that asked their most popular photographers who allowed it so I didn't have to ask directly.)

In any case, I got permission from the owners of both videos, so I guess I'll post some of my progress here. There's like two more pages of each done today, but no need to post all of it. You get the idea.

Edit: Heh, wow. I think this is the first art I've posted here of any kind? I do do pixel art too, but don't post it for some reason.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on May 08, 2014, 10:34:10 pm
(http://abload.de/img/2014_5_8_800egkh4.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Kasumi on May 09, 2014, 07:05:29 am
When in Rome, I guess.

(http://i.imgur.com/UYM95Hj.png)
Drawn from (nsfw: nudity) Kareen Dancing to Native American Flute (http://vimeo.com/54150781). Used with Kind permission.
(http://i.imgur.com/BKXzHP9.png)
Drawn from (nsfw: nudity) STIGMA (http://vimeo.com/51946189). Used with Kind permission.
There's a bunch more, but you get the idea.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on May 09, 2014, 11:44:11 pm
(http://abload.de/img/2014_5_9_800ydx4u.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Atnas on May 10, 2014, 02:08:42 pm
(http://lolipopsicle.com/uploader/uploads/14-5-10-web.png)

pushing myself a tiny bit more, i feel da exp points
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on May 11, 2014, 01:11:12 am
half hour observation quickie,
(http://abload.de/img/2014_5_10_600bhdub.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on May 11, 2014, 06:38:04 pm
(http://abload.de/img/2014_5_11_800xlx07.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on May 11, 2014, 08:45:46 pm
That second batch of hands is pretty damn amazing, Cyangmou...
Some of the nails look inconsistent though; on some fingers they're round, on some others they're more or less square-y?

Also lower-left is weird because of the way the index and middle fingers are hidden by the ring finger... damn you, observation drawings!

(https://31.media.tumblr.com/f7e9dfc1d713341996beac5a6a5939a8/tumblr_n5fjk8Zu701r9e5hxo1_400.gif)
Been insanely focused on game making lately~
(also yay DB32)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on May 12, 2014, 11:23:51 pm
looks like a mixture out of tetris and dr. mario - wonder if it's as fun as those =) looks definitely interesting

well nails are hard to get right, was more focused on the consistent size of the fingers above
because I don't had much time today, just a half hour baby hand.

(http://abload.de/img/2014_5_13_2_800qab62.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Pix3M on May 13, 2014, 08:55:12 am
Dear Santa Claus,

I would like better time management for Christmas

(http://i58.tinypic.com/2cgzxp2.gif).
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on May 13, 2014, 08:09:01 pm
looks like a mixture out of tetris and dr. mario - wonder if it's as fun as those =) looks definitely interesting
Actually, so far the gif shown above is a total and direct ripoff of a game called Puyo Puyo (Dr Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine for westerners, I guess).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5RZXoUVKLM

(but obviously that's not my end goal here, yet I'm trying to get a game as polished as possible before I move on to the "original" game modes)



Also finished all those sprites, for said game modes:
(http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2014/133/c/6/wip_by_thisisellian-d7i8lzs.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on May 14, 2014, 12:18:14 am
well I plaed Mean Bean Machine a lot, but wouldn't have thought about that game, because for me it always was more an action based simplified pvp version of tetris.
I Really liked the character portraits and the sense of pressure the game build up, it was nice that it also could switch multiple times during a game.
MBM was for me all about really quick action filled rounds, while somehow tetris felt a lot more tactical to me.
So if you leave out the enemy and the pvp mechanics I am wondering if it will work from a gamedesigners point of view, because you decrease the level of challenge substantial.

Quick construction, gesture based on reference, forms always more on imagination the more left you go, was trying to repeat / check out various spots.

(http://abload.de/img/2014_5_14_8005xj95.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Mathias on May 14, 2014, 05:49:55 am
Hello, sketch thread.

(http://i.imgur.com/8IdIsAv.jpg)
SHIPS
Compared to robo, mecha, metallic concepts, I excel at curvy, natural, organic. Why. Why the mental disconnect, sketch thread?
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: |||| on May 14, 2014, 10:31:21 am
Hurray Mathias is back;
 he left with a great animation.
Though these angular objects.. I'd have to agree, are not his strong point.
Yet all the better reason to tackle them down now. The toons on the other-hand... dayum!

This thread is getting too good (daunting almost; how bad-ass it gets).

Been working on lots of things lately.. some to be shown soon (likely).

Recently, I made an R&B logo sample for a potential client; I should be working on that now, but I'm not getting any good ideas. Hopefully the person who requested it is as laid back as I am about it (1st design/ rough prototype):

(http://i.imgur.com/yXKjc5F.png)

Just getting a basic shape down with incomplete elements... kind of a mock-up.
I dislike them;  but they're based on what was asked for. At this point, with this initial visual, I hope we can move on and trigger more ideas.
The client wants it more realistic yet logo-like at the same time.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on May 15, 2014, 01:10:30 am
(http://abload.de/img/2014_5_15_800bxd2r.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: |||| on May 15, 2014, 08:05:09 am
(http://i.imgur.com/oi7M7zD.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on May 15, 2014, 09:35:38 pm
15' studies

(http://abload.de/img/2014_5_15_2_800xfzjn.png)

Edit: ah yes, accidentally copied the wrong link.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: |||| on May 15, 2014, 11:43:14 pm
Cyangmou, Did you post the wrong file? It's the same as yesterday's.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Pix3M on May 16, 2014, 04:50:19 am
(http://i58.tinypic.com/nqaie0.gif)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on May 16, 2014, 06:23:23 am
(http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2014/135/f/2/wip_by_thisisellian-d7ihu6c.png)

Cross post from my devlog in the Top Secret section, because why not.

@||||
Is it meant to be viewed x2+ ? I love it but I find it hard to read on x1 (look who's talking...)
Also love your logos before, though they look too detailled for "logo" purpose imo; as an idea/mockup it's solid though

@ Pix3M
Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice~ Look very... gore actually. Yuck.
Might want to tweak some frame's delay a bit, though (mostly... slowing the first ones? I think?) to give it more punch?
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Pix3M on May 16, 2014, 09:52:17 am
@ Pix3M
Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice~ Look very... gore actually. Yuck.
Might want to tweak some frame's delay a bit, though (mostly... slowing the first ones? I think?) to give it more punch?

Haha, if it makes it less disturbing, it was referenced from a slow-motion video of a water melon exploding: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMjL76obRLI I later realized that it makes for a really good reference for gory explosions

I'll give that a try when I polish this up to stick into a portfolio or something.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on May 16, 2014, 09:20:40 pm
(http://abload.de/img/2014_5_16_800kqag3.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on May 17, 2014, 10:07:00 pm
(http://abload.de/img/2014_5_17_800quaw5.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on May 17, 2014, 10:12:45 pm
Freaking sweet helmet you got there.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on May 18, 2014, 02:01:07 pm
Sunday...

(http://abload.de/img/2014_5_18_8003zfb7.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Crow on May 18, 2014, 02:30:32 pm
Wow *drools*
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: A2J2TIWARI on May 18, 2014, 06:09:36 pm
(http://puu.sh/8Ro6J.png)
(http://puu.sh/8RloN.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: |||| on May 19, 2014, 01:39:22 am
Ellian: Why!? .. Yes; but i like to post at 1x since one can easily click & zoom anyway.

(http://i.imgur.com/n1nPbQW.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on May 19, 2014, 07:38:08 am
Oh yeah, no, I was just asking out of curiosity I didn't mean on the forums. :)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on May 19, 2014, 11:50:37 pm
pinup-time

(http://abload.de/img/2014_5_19_600jbs00.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: r4c7 on May 20, 2014, 05:39:52 am
Pixeled a sword:
(http://i.imgur.com/WHD1827.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ymedron on May 20, 2014, 09:00:49 am
The last couple of days were spent on this.
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/99b5c499ab51427b12bcf1e8c9427b50/tumblr_n5v4wxZk1D1tpafdho1_1280.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: rikfuzz on May 20, 2014, 09:31:39 am
@Ymedron  Really nice work - the contrast and colours remind me of Roger Dean stuff.   :y:
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ymedron on May 20, 2014, 11:04:34 am
Thanks Rikfuzz, checked out that person's work and approval of the arts!
*trying to keep offtopics to minimum sorrys*
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on May 20, 2014, 10:55:40 pm
(http://abload.de/img/2014_5_20_800amsk6.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on May 21, 2014, 12:33:03 pm
@Ymedron: as said previously, I love it. :D


(https://31.media.tumblr.com/e22518292d9eda02950a0c1f58fa889e/tumblr_n5xb35msZ81r9e5hxo1_400.gif)(https://24.media.tumblr.com/d288bae71cd8cd1106b50edc790d02c2/tumblr_n5xb35msZ81r9e5hxo3_400.gif)
(https://24.media.tumblr.com/b48941d9c08c91285144ad614a731dd0/tumblr_n5xb35msZ81r9e5hxo4_400.gif)(https://31.media.tumblr.com/308dad602bb9bb97459b93f85a84546d/tumblr_n5xb35msZ81r9e5hxo2_400.gif)

Working on the Public Domain Jam with some coworkers~
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on May 21, 2014, 08:37:59 pm
great sprites Ellian, the heart animation is really nice.

(http://abload.de/img/2014_5_21_800t3qie.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: 32 on May 22, 2014, 07:27:55 am
Some really great work in here! Been meaning to contribute but never seem to get around to it  :-[

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t42/The_32nd_day/LD1_220514_zps4efba045.png)(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t42/The_32nd_day/LD2_220514_zpsf826ac30.png)
Life drawing. A3. 10 minutes each.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Atnas on May 22, 2014, 06:06:12 pm
(http://lolipopsicle.com/uploader/uploads/14-5-22.jpg)

edit: moar

(http://lolipopsicle.com/uploader/uploads/14-5-22-1.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on May 22, 2014, 09:58:30 pm
(https://31.media.tumblr.com/7ef04a8e6f7fe0a3c5b536ae94f6d9c7/tumblr_n5zwscDoWA1r9e5hxo1_500.png)
(https://31.media.tumblr.com/01556d2f072fd9791cff3192d1ce2ccf/tumblr_n5zwscDoWA1r9e5hxo2_500.png)
(https://24.media.tumblr.com/2ea1e93b1b38ddd36bac174315e17e5b/tumblr_n5zwscDoWA1r9e5hxo3_500.png)
(shush it's a sketch okay)

Bonus question: What was I playing?
(hint: I was using an emulator)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ymedron on May 22, 2014, 10:50:14 pm
(i bet you were playing er um... a persona game.)

Dragon.

(http://24.media.tumblr.com/86123b7cd44d815fe6a77af61543bdde/tumblr_n5zz87NPsv1tpafdho1_1280.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on May 22, 2014, 10:53:18 pm
another suit of armor

(http://abload.de/img/2014_5_22_600znkkb.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: 32 on May 23, 2014, 11:12:40 am
(http://lolipopsicle.com/uploader/uploads/14-5-22.jpg)

edit: moar

(http://lolipopsicle.com/uploader/uploads/14-5-22-1.png)
Really love this stuff and what you've posted the last few pages. Very jealous  :lol:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t42/The_32nd_day/LD2_230514_zpsa8b8da4b.png)(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t42/The_32nd_day/LD1_230514_zps222d58a7.png)
Didn't get a chance to do anything else today so just life drawing again :blind:
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on May 23, 2014, 07:12:51 pm
(http://abload.de/img/sketch2014-05-2303j17.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: 32 on May 24, 2014, 06:39:21 am
(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t42/The_32nd_day/P1_240514_zps6e363c8c.png)
ref (http://lanternhollow.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/20090503211248sadness_by_julia_margaret_cameron.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on May 24, 2014, 11:23:44 am
(http://abload.de/img/sketch2014-05-24nqol0.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Grimsane on May 25, 2014, 01:27:14 pm
whoa looking really good guys  :y:

30 minute freehand

(http://i.imgur.com/ZN4XtpC.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on May 25, 2014, 02:35:59 pm
(http://abload.de/img/sketch2014-05-256eqww.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Grimsane on May 25, 2014, 03:01:53 pm
another one, hour or so *edit: about 2 and a half now

(http://i.imgur.com/DKrxpQG.jpg)

ohhhhh yeah, there is this quick blender experiment too which came out rather nice

(http://i.imgur.com/gknHADkl.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/sDfOsNPl.jpg)

i had a lot of sketchy stuff i never got around to posting but my SSD died a couple weeks back so most of it is gone :'(
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: 32 on May 25, 2014, 03:08:06 pm
Spoilered for toplessness and implied blood. Some ideas look a lot crazier on paper  :blind:
(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t42/The_32nd_day/CGA1_250514_zps3056d824.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Grimsane on May 25, 2014, 04:34:24 pm
relying on symmetry a lot with these pieces, but really enjoying it
(http://i.imgur.com/5lwd88e.jpg)

colours
(http://i.imgur.com/LkTsy92.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: 32 on May 26, 2014, 12:51:19 pm
(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t42/The_32nd_day/P2_260514_2_zps2d4a45d7.png)
Should really get in the habit of flipping my work more  :blind:
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Grimsane on May 26, 2014, 02:41:00 pm
been messing around  :crazy:
(http://i.imgur.com/xBHBPKW.gif)(http://i.imgur.com/3de60gL.gif)
(http://i.imgur.com/Dgg3oZt.gif)(http://i.imgur.com/UWE7HHx.gif)
 (http://i.imgur.com/lkXrxX2.gif/img] [img]http://i.imgur.com/GsPSGzB.gif) (http://i.imgur.com/KNJDm2E.gif) (http://i.imgur.com/6mu14WJ.gif) (http://i.imgur.com/5PLccgn.gif)
(http://i.imgur.com/F9OakF0.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/jOPgVoJ.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on May 26, 2014, 10:26:17 pm
(https://24.media.tumblr.com/e5cad2fcfb1a53faa161d3fdb19495e5/tumblr_n67cxtIyYY1r9e5hxo1_500.png)

Makin' more monsters~
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on May 27, 2014, 12:03:25 am
spidergirl is awesome =)

(http://abload.de/img/sketch2014-05-26cruma.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Hurumi on May 27, 2014, 03:44:22 am
(http://th02.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/i/2014/146/6/a/remi_2__by_gothiclolitaangel-d7jwk1v.png)

Adoptable I received from deviantart. This is my version of the character I done in my style. I gave him the name Remi he is a swordman who deeply cares about his girlfriend.  I am currently coloring this so you get this lineart version.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: 32 on May 27, 2014, 12:26:48 pm
(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t42/The_32nd_day/P3_270514_zps2e361e28.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Grimsane on May 27, 2014, 01:42:51 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/1VaOTWP.png) (http://i.imgur.com/YYPfT9I.png)

couple requests from friends, anyone have any other requests i'd be happy to oblige :crazy:
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: lachrymose on May 27, 2014, 02:20:46 pm
Requesting Batman riding a platypus.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on May 27, 2014, 08:41:49 pm
(http://abload.de/img/sketch2014-05-27f2qmf.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ymedron on May 28, 2014, 01:30:14 am
Legs, buutocks and a dragonhead.
(http://i.imgur.com/ftSEySfl.png)(http://i.imgur.com/6ph0FIzl.png)(http://i.imgur.com/l6MdVLNl.png)(http://i.imgur.com/VGA44dQl.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PixelPiledriver on May 28, 2014, 02:02:03 am
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ji1zEDQxgaE/U4VDY06JpJI/AAAAAAAAJ2M/RWAaBdDZGpY/s1600/OkUmYahSo_2.png)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-RSveo0TsWX0/U4WrtlggKsI/AAAAAAAAJ20/S4VwJ655HRw/s1600/faces_4.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on May 28, 2014, 09:20:52 pm
(http://abload.de/img/sketch2014-05-28rdkik.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: tim on May 28, 2014, 11:20:39 pm
The sheer amount of work you output is impressive, Cyangmou.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on May 29, 2014, 12:41:10 am
Cyangmou, make a tumblr or something just for those sketchs with an infinite scrolling option, so we can go back and see how much progress you're getting out of this :O

(https://24.media.tumblr.com/6f441cdff947cd6fa5b925887e807957/tumblr_n6b8abaut91r9e5hxo1_r1_500.png)
(https://24.media.tumblr.com/bef8c0a01430af85ed566429a9bea3f0/tumblr_n6b8abaut91r9e5hxo2_r1_500.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on May 29, 2014, 04:56:24 pm
thanks tim =)

never used tumblr before... how does it work? What's the cool thing about it?
Love all of the sprites, Spidergirl and Mimic are just epic =)

and a field test of the observations from the last days
(http://abload.de/img/sketch2014-05-29zksuh.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Pix3M on May 29, 2014, 10:19:44 pm
Tumblr is a blogging site. It's like a forum, but only one person posts to it, and posts are ordered from newest to oldest.

Since it's a networking site, you can follow other blogs. On your dashboard, which is pretty much the home page of tumblr, for every blog you follow, there will be a list of posts from every blog you follow, also ordered from newest to oldest.

It's more casual and more personal than deviantART. Use it if you want people to basically have a live news feed of what you do, and I don't recommend use it to archive things into a gallery like you would with dA or PJ.

Fair warning though, Tumblr works weirdly with pixel art, particularly small resolution GIF's and anything with a bpp of 8 or lower. Partially due to scaling issues a part of web design to keep posted images consistently sized.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on May 30, 2014, 09:48:30 pm
thanks pix3m, that was informative

2h study
(http://abload.de/img/sketch2014-05-30sfu4b.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on May 30, 2014, 09:56:54 pm
Well, what Pix3M said. :I
There's probably way better for an art galery, but they have that stupid nice thing of being able to scroll endlessly through the blog, so I always thought it was a nice way to see an artist's progress (backward, which is more fun in my opinion).


EDIT:
Alright, I'm taking a short break from Rogue Puzzle and spending the weekend on the Fuck This Jam jam, which is about making a game in a genre you hate.
I hate racing games... So here's that:
(https://31.media.tumblr.com/8e376713c67ddcb1d85f5cfde3606f02/tumblr_n6euv0ktRn1r9e5hxo1_r1_1280.png)
(https://24.media.tumblr.com/8fe319f97731fed5f79ff61ea23def08/tumblr_n6f2cjQBQv1r9e5hxo1_r1_1280.png)
(yes I'm aware my perspectives are TERRIBLE ahah)

4h30 working on art, I should probably call it a day, go to bed, and start coding tomorrow... ugh *stretches*
Good night Pixelation~

Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on June 01, 2014, 01:49:53 am
not much drawing today ...
stickmans  :-[

(http://abload.de/img/sketch2014-05-31prsdj.png)

however finally found some time to put some of my notes together in a handy form.
Standard post I will link to beginners? ... who knows

http://cyangmou.deviantart.com/art/5-Tips-for-the-Aspiring-Pixel-Artist-457660938 (http://cyangmou.deviantart.com/art/5-Tips-for-the-Aspiring-Pixel-Artist-457660938)

Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: |||| on June 01, 2014, 09:40:12 am
(http://i.imgur.com/JadffmK.png)
It's unfinished on one shoulder, but it gets covered over anyway :P.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on June 01, 2014, 07:31:31 pm
drapery doodles

(http://abload.de/img/sketch2014-06-1rqsmb.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on June 02, 2014, 09:02:31 pm
not enough beautiful girls in here obviously

(http://abload.de/img/sketch2014-06-2-2_vantpsu2.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on June 02, 2014, 09:41:39 pm
Isn't there something wrong with her feet placement?
(but yes, more beautiful girls and boys for all of us please~)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on June 02, 2014, 09:53:17 pm
Isn't there something wrong with her feet placement?
(but yes, more beautiful girls and boys for all of us please~)

Draw more sexy pixels =)
feet placement should be fine and realistic ??? - I'd have said the weakest spot is the face :-\
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on June 02, 2014, 10:10:48 pm
What's with people asking me to draw sexy pixels. :I
I'm still working on that game jam, I'll post sexy pixels later, I'm sorry D:

And the feet, I dunno, it feels like to be in that positions she'd need to cross her legs badly... maybe that's just me I'm sorry ^^'
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ymedron on June 02, 2014, 11:06:57 pm
Sexy.
(http://i.imgur.com/2zo1Ove.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on June 03, 2014, 06:59:24 am
I think I know whats off about the feet, some minor proportion issues but you've improved a lot Cyangmou  :y:
(http://i58.tinypic.com/mv5esh.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on June 03, 2014, 10:40:49 pm
thanks for the critique wolf.

actually drew some faces, weren't focused at all, stressful day.

(http://abload.de/img/sketch2014-06-3pcqvv.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Lexou Duck on June 04, 2014, 07:47:26 pm
some stuff i did

(http://i.imgur.com/c1ryqVd.png)

and no i dont even watch game of thrones, but everyone's been talking about this thing that happened
so yeah i drew it after a friend described it to me
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on June 04, 2014, 09:34:42 pm
and no i dont even watch game of thrones, but everyone's been talking about this thing that happened
so yeah i drew it after a friend described it to me

And I was like ... when will it happen... when will it happen (anticipation)
and at the end was such a beautiful image of snow angels.
Read the books, guess for the non-readers it was kinda disturbing. Although I will miss the actor(s ?), both did a fabulous job.


Initial sketchy design for something which might become my new avatar for the rest of 2014

(http://abload.de/img/sketch2014-06-42zs4i.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on June 05, 2014, 06:38:17 pm
(http://abload.de/img/sketch2014-06-5-21qrvr.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Grimsane on June 05, 2014, 07:21:28 pm
Quote from: lachrymose
Requesting Batman riding a platypus.
(http://i.imgur.com/dRegEGO.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/h6RFNMz.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/lNr8kVs.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/hRtfuRrs.jpg)(http://i.imgur.com/lNr8kVsl.jpg)

shadowman poly doodles
(http://i.imgur.com/ESNTAcvl.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on June 06, 2014, 07:34:47 pm
(http://abload.de/img/sketch2014-06-06_8007aoi2.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on June 07, 2014, 09:56:51 am
(http://abload.de/img/sketch2014-06-07_800zxsdd.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: 0xDB on June 07, 2014, 02:40:54 pm
(http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2014/158/b/0/waiting_at_the_entrance_by_dennisbusch-d7ldlop.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on June 07, 2014, 10:37:15 pm
ALRIGHT.
I'm done slamming jams, so I can now bone some ladies. *badumptch*



I'm pretty sure I've been asked not so long ago to make some sexy ladies~

(https://31.media.tumblr.com/3ee30524dc4cbeeb98e6302051b02f9c/tumblr_n6tle5K0tF1r9e5hxo1_500.png)

I held a raffle last week on my blog, and one of the winners asked for a skeleton lady.
I feel like I spent a few hours being Cyangmou, doing anatomy like that ahahah
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on June 08, 2014, 07:40:57 pm
guess we both have a lot of spots left to work on, Ellian.

(http://abload.de/img/sketch2014-06-08-900upuie.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Atnas on June 09, 2014, 04:57:10 am
(http://lolipopsicle.com/uploader/uploads/robonew3_thumb.jpg)

revamped an old speedpaint from a few years back, gonna try doing this as portfolio padding
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on June 10, 2014, 01:41:38 am
quite exact proportion study

(http://abload.de/img/sketch2014-06-09t9s3m.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: 0xDB on June 10, 2014, 11:12:57 am
From scratch, no refs. Should go back to studying anatomy and structure.

(http://abload.de/img/2014_06_10_headsetladw0elv.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on June 10, 2014, 09:58:30 pm
(https://24.media.tumblr.com/a5121130fc03aa0c17839ec3d3bf94d9/tumblr_n6z2pkfxbA1r9e5hxo1_500.png)
Shy Guys in Top hats
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on June 10, 2014, 11:05:29 pm
proportion study

(http://abload.de/img/sketch2014-06-10zepz0.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on June 11, 2014, 10:32:14 pm
proportion study
that one was surprisingly a lot more difficult than humans

(http://abload.de/img/sketch2014-06-116bdmx.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on June 12, 2014, 11:06:02 pm
(https://24.media.tumblr.com/b905b319b89e56526fd5e8c59f0071c2/tumblr_n72vqpgK491r9e5hxo1_500.png)

Portrait of a Witch Doctor for my 3rd and final raffle winner. Now back to your regular schedule~
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on June 13, 2014, 12:55:09 am
started with blocking in some values, don' thad a lot of time today...

(http://abload.de/img/sketch2014-06-123yobk.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on June 13, 2014, 09:50:09 pm
hands, drapery, faces, stuff which needs more love in the long run...

(http://abload.de/img/sketch2014-06-13m0scw.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on June 14, 2014, 11:28:19 pm
decided to take it a bit further.
value study by now, maybe will add color and finish it.

(http://abload.de/img/sketch2014-06-14b7iev.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on June 15, 2014, 12:29:55 am
Proper shading did improve volumes a lot, huh.



I made a cow.
(http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2014/165/1/2/minotaur_by_thisisellian-d7me9l8.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on June 15, 2014, 06:21:36 pm
sketchy quickies

(http://abload.de/img/sketch2014-06-15-800shbpw.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on June 16, 2014, 08:10:09 pm
finally came around to make a design for the eye.

(http://abload.de/img/sketch2014-06-16-800-93lpd.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on June 16, 2014, 11:20:53 pm
who doesn't like awesome mechanics

(http://abload.de/img/sketch2014-06-17-80034a54.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on June 18, 2014, 10:32:59 pm
more
(http://abload.de/img/sketch2014-06-184rsw8.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on June 18, 2014, 10:40:52 pm
I like that mechanical stuff!
Something seems weird with yesterday's perspective (the left drawing), the arm is round and the hand look really flat in comparison.

(http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2014/169/f/1/portrait_by_thisisellian-d7my3pp.png)
Self-portrait I made as a part of this week's compixellated challenge~
I finished my first commission, but I'll have to wait a bit before I can share it D:
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: DatMuffinMan on June 19, 2014, 02:03:59 am
yay, first post here :)

(http://i.imgur.com/H7ihIhf.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on June 19, 2014, 08:16:59 pm
I like that mechanical stuff!
Something seems weird with yesterday's perspective (the left drawing), the arm is round and the hand look really flat in comparison.

and some other parts are quite off in terms of perspective as well, especially the knuckle-plate.
It's hard for me to get the initial quick concept sketches, when I am initially exploring the form details right.
Maybe that's just how it is, maybe my skill level or the level of my imagination needs more care, as most things I do it's always getting better with the second drawing, means once the idea was already clearly nailed down -
For the pencil drawings on paper there is no quick copy paste resize shortcut (I love digital drawing for that aspect), but that's also a point why I am drawing with pencil and paper for practice purposes, because most lines are absolute once you drew them (except if I am really off I am using an eraser)

nice portrait, seems to be in line with your avatar =)

(http://abload.de/img/sketch2014-06-19goqi6.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on June 19, 2014, 09:37:26 pm
@DatMuffinMan
Welcome here~!

@Cyangmou
Well, it's not that bad; I think you progress a lot more by moving on than staying on the same drawing trying to make it perfect. When it comes to improving skills I think "quantity over quality" is more useful D:
And I never draw much because of the lack of copy/paste/etc, so I totally understand ahah

(https://31.media.tumblr.com/587149f629ea105cdbeb6b5841f4eb02/tumblr_n7fpnpmlLG1r9e5hxo1_500.png)

Aaand here's my first commission ever. Yay!
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on June 20, 2014, 11:09:10 pm
practice

(http://abload.de/img/sketch2014-06-209hysh.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on June 21, 2014, 01:33:24 am
Plant lady!
(http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2014/171/e/b/plant_by_thisisellian-d7n94ef.png)

I have a bunch of other, errr, stuff, but I won't post it here. :B
(I mean I COULD use the spoilers tag, but it's from my game's hidden secret easter eggs, so...)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on June 21, 2014, 09:24:42 pm
you mean p... o... stuff?

not much, just played a bit around with semi transparent crystal rendering, reflections and the value (db's 32)

(http://abload.de/img/sketch2014-06-21u0kz7.png)

Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on June 21, 2014, 10:53:20 pm
you mean p... o... stuff?
I mean <censored>, <censored> or even <censored>. Yes, that's a thing.

(http://37.media.tumblr.com/c8bee458d294ef8ea599cc6b1d716760/tumblr_n7jj6qu5e41r9e5hxo1_500.gif)
I finished animating all current beans (I probably will make more, but eh) + coins for my game!

EDIT:
Also mermaid.
(http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2014/172/7/7/mermaid_by_thisisellian-d7ndobi.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on June 22, 2014, 12:32:31 am
a c'mon ...  I will support you with putting some additional p's in the chat sooner or later  :crazy:

hat and sword icon are really really lovely =)

started Sunday with another round of the portrait game.
Uma Thurman and Kit Harrington for practicing drawing actual people relatively quick
random Asian girl, I did first with frontview for warming up drawing a kid and practicing the Asian physiognomy
feeling like I am getting more confident with every practice drawing I do =)

(http://abload.de/img/sketch2014-06-22o0kuy.png)
 
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on June 22, 2014, 01:07:11 pm
initial sketches.
Guess would need a cleaner drawing for the actual mechanism and some more detail, but the rough idea works (at least in my imagination)

(http://abload.de/img/sketch2014-06-22-2rgmsj1.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ai on June 23, 2014, 07:51:00 am
Hi again, posting this before I decide it's crappy ;)

(http://i.imgur.com/d58lAiC.jpg)

20min or so 'platform' drawing. That is kind of a genre with me.. I like cliffs.

Trying to emulate Henk Nieborg's rock rendering. Kinda satisfied with it. Flirted a little with mottled/pockmarked rock, which he also likes to do, but not happy with that part.

Doing more lettering stuff these days, it's fun, infinitely varied, and trains your measurement accuracy and hand-eye coordination.

In the last 14 days, gestures. I have about 300 pages of them here, plus whatever portion happens to be done in digital. Sure as hell not gonna scan all that, but may post a progression montage of the most interesting ones.

@Ellian: Like your latest one, good gesture and rendering. I think the hip structure could benefit from a little elaboration
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: A2J2TIWARI on June 23, 2014, 10:21:14 pm
Anyways, I am trying to learn Digital Painting so as to become a Concept Artist someday. I am really getting frustrated due to Photoshop.. it's way too hard to use and I can't find proper tutorials either. I have been watching some Youtube videos though.

Today's work:

(http://puu.sh/9HbM4/b87f944e91.png)

(http://puu.sh/9Hb8a/12c4d72e7b.png)
Credit goes to Nin-Online for the base and some colours.

Previous Work:

(http://puu.sh/9HdsA/d7623e1ed8.jpg)
(http://puu.sh/9Hdue/09c40ae67f.jpg)
(http://puu.sh/9Hdv4/31d01872f2.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on June 24, 2014, 12:20:04 am
(http://abload.de/img/sketch2014-06-23yhs4g.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on June 24, 2014, 11:45:21 pm
more faces...

(http://abload.de/img/sketch2014-06-245ujgr.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Azuyre on June 25, 2014, 12:59:36 am
A quick sprite I've been working on :)
(http://i62.tinypic.com/14e8j76.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Motrox on June 25, 2014, 08:50:58 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/ub6wQLy.png)

Some stuff I did last week.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on June 25, 2014, 10:18:53 pm
face proportion study

(http://abload.de/img/sketch2014-06-25cpshz.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on June 25, 2014, 10:22:18 pm
a c'mon ...  I will support you with putting some additional p's in the chat sooner or later  :crazy:

Like you'd have to beg me.
Hi guys, I'm back from a roadtrip. Have some pixels~

I did some Persona 4 fanart for a friend.

 (obviously nsfw)
(https://31.media.tumblr.com/de42ecd2a9657eb7ef0aa7050e74c880/tumblr_n7qw75g5cl1r9e5hxo1_500.png)
HAH! Sorry not sorry. Okay, real stuff below~
(https://31.media.tumblr.com/2a9930d8655c2c9ee20b2e31324c247a/tumblr_n7qwmxQBWr1tw3rdzo1_500.png)
(https://38.media.tumblr.com/c6b283f699e4487d9e8d46301ed1ed43/tumblr_n7qwmxQBWr1tw3rdzo2_500.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on June 26, 2014, 11:03:46 pm
I was about to get to bed, then... something happen.

Now my wife is frantically writing a storyboard and I'm pixelling piranas. It's 1AM.

(http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2014/177/e/2/finding_pedro_by_thisisellian-d7o3h1w.png)

The word Webcomic was mentionned.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on June 26, 2014, 11:23:50 pm
really liked the dickbutt
female seems like she has 2 left feet.

Another proportion study
(http://abload.de/img/sketch2014-06-26xsjmr.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on June 27, 2014, 10:58:10 pm
load sof characte rin those fishes.

face proportion study
(http://abload.de/img/sketch2014-06-27gtsa1.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on June 28, 2014, 10:37:32 pm
face proportion study
went surprisingly good today.

(http://abload.de/img/sketch2014-06-2805ks0.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PixelPiledriver on June 29, 2014, 12:33:49 am
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-lrzm2vzcckw/U69ezSI-jMI/AAAAAAAAJ90/3q5Y8FX9mBk/s1600/boxes_6.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: surt on June 29, 2014, 09:05:23 am
(http://img.uninhabitant.com/darknes2.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on June 29, 2014, 09:28:19 pm
and one more
(http://abload.de/img/sketch2014-06-29emkoe.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PixelPiledriver on June 30, 2014, 05:53:56 am
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-GVBXzOlk57U/U7D7UT9lGgI/AAAAAAAAJ-I/J8R9ZcL4otk/s1600/BugMan_5.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on June 30, 2014, 06:52:58 pm
(http://abload.de/img/sketch2014-06-30dwkqc.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PixelPiledriver on July 01, 2014, 07:55:12 am
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-a4nMTld8BcI/U7JpMCdRUbI/AAAAAAAAJ-s/utFi0-Z8bHs/s1600/WeirdStuff_3.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ryumaru on July 01, 2014, 08:42:39 am
Man you guys are getting it. I was afraid of posting here because of the daily commitment, which of course makes it more necessary that I do it.

I've decided to spend each month with a master. To do a master study as well as an original image in the style of said master. July is frazetta.

(http://i.imgur.com/ptpuPjA.jpg?1)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PixelPiledriver on July 01, 2014, 11:23:47 am
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Ls8_b7uYfyQ/U7KaGsxPLFI/AAAAAAAAJ-8/2hhu2nRa7io/s1600/dudeAndGirl.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Mr. Fahrenheit on July 01, 2014, 12:44:32 pm
@ryu:

I love that frazetta painting so much man, you're doing great!
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: LarkoftheRiver on July 01, 2014, 01:41:48 pm
Okay I did this yesterday but whatever.
(http://th04.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i/2014/181/4/9/captivating_by_larkoftheriver-d7oo9v7.png)
Annoying watermarks because people have been reposting my work without permission on other sites and not giving credit, sorry.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on July 01, 2014, 08:00:52 pm
going back to females
(http://abload.de/img/sketch2014-07-1cuk1q.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ambivorous on July 01, 2014, 08:29:33 pm
Ryumaru, that is really impressive!
How exactly do you do a "master study"? Say if I wanted to study the work of a specific artist because I like his technique or his colours (or some such). How would I go about doing a study without just blatantly copying what they do?

For example this guy from DeviantArt: Cushart (http://cushart.deviantart.com/). I love the colours he uses and the way he shades his pieces. I'd love to some how transfer that into my pixel art, but I have never even done art and I haven't the foggiest idea how or why his artwork looks like that. I also do not nearly have enough talent to mimic it, but I would really like to get to that point.
Other than the obvious point of practicing a lot and reading every tutorial ever, do you have any tips on how I might be able to recognise the facets of art that I like and why I like them, and then ideally how I could transfer that to my own work? I would be greatly appreciative if anyone could shove any stepping stones my way.

Cyangmou, you have made some really massive improvements in such a little time, I am utterly in awe. And so dedicated it is inspirational.

This thread is actually full of really good art.


Not to be off topic, I'll post what I was working on today:
(http://i.imgur.com/yNoewl8.gif)

I realise it is but a tiny sprite, but I've been trying to come up with a style for your average top-down RPG and creating assets that match one another (in colour, composition and viewing angle), but it is quite challenging. This piece is clearly not 100% completed, but it is in the general direction I would like to go.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on July 02, 2014, 12:39:27 am
How exactly do you do a "master study"? Say if I wanted to study the work of a specific artist because I like his technique or his colours (or some such). How would I go about doing a study without just blatantly copying what they do?

As far as I know, a master study is not different then just copying a given style someone painted in order to learn about how that certain person solved problems, simplified, used composition, color etc. The copying of the image isn't really the point if you are drawing, because you are rather trying to understand the underlying ideas.
However to understand the underlying ideas of a master or in general to understand what someone did, you need solid practical knowledge of art basics, to be able to see what's exactly going on in the masters painting.
The drawing/painting part is just for yourself to effectively check if you understood what you saw or to practice it with reference.

There is no right or wrong way to do a master study, it depends just on you want to learn. You literally could just roughly capture the shapes with crude blocks of carefully chosen colors, if you are interested in the color schemes. If you are interested in anatomical simplification you rather draw the figures carefully and if you are interested in something else you do that.

As far as I know there is no way to get better than the obvious way and working on your weak spots.
If you know some of your weak spots, you can effectively remove them one by one through aimed practice.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ryumaru on July 02, 2014, 01:12:43 am
Mr. Fahrenheit: Thanks!

Ryumaru, that is really impressive!
How exactly do you do a "master study"? Say if I wanted to study the work of a specific artist because I like his technique or his colours (or some such). How would I go about doing a study without just blatantly copying what they do?

For example this guy from DeviantArt: Cushart (http://cushart.deviantart.com/). I love the colours he uses and the way he shades his pieces. I'd love to some how transfer that into my pixel art, but I have never even done art and I haven't the foggiest idea how or why his artwork looks like that. I also do not nearly have enough talent to mimic it, but I would really like to get to that point.
Other than the obvious point of practicing a lot and reading every tutorial ever, do you have any tips on how I might be able to recognise the facets of art that I like and why I like them, and then ideally how I could transfer that to my own work? I would be greatly appreciative if anyone could shove any stepping stones my way.

The point IS to blatantly copy. The truest form of a master study is to do something at the same scale, with the same medium, and same technique as your chosen artist. Do not paint a Rembrandt, but BE Rembrandt. Of course, this is extremely difficult to do but is the highest form of master study. You then take what you absorbed by channeling that artist and bring it to your own work. You can also do master studies for a number of other reasons, such as learning their composition, color, treatment of values/ edges. You can do a master study in a medium you don't know to get the hang of it, or one you do know to excel in it.

The artist you posted is pretty advanced, and is doing some complex things, perhaps some that he's not even entirely conscious of. If you haven't taken your drawing to a decent level where you could feasibly copy his work, that would be the first step. Then you would want to analyze his color use, and do a copy of one of your favorites. Perhaps even 2 or more. As far as recognizing what you like about a work, know that in painting, this is what everything is composed of:

- Drawing
- Value
- Color
- Edges

Learn about these fundamental elements and how to separate them ( for example, all color has value, but sometimes you may not care for an artist's use of color, but the underlying values may be applied in a striking manner). This will help you identify what you like most about the artist and from there you can learn how to apply it.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on July 02, 2014, 01:29:37 am
Mr. Fahrenheit: Thanks!

Do not paint a Rembrandt, but BE Rembrandt. Of course, this is extremely difficult to do but is the highest form of master study.

Offtopic:
just curious how you want to be someone you never met and you just know pictures of. Work of that person(s workshop, or work labeled as their work) made for clients and not even the complete Opus is at your fingertips due to time and a lot of pieces got lost (at least if it comes to "old" masters)
At the end trying to be someone else just will always end up with yourself imagining something, at least as far as I understand.
YOu yourself Imagining and acting like some idealized/idolized view of someone.
is acting in in someone you don't know and you won't ever met and you don't have valid information about his personality truly the highest form of the master study?
I think it's possible to reproduce style and even to reproduce someones ideas to a certain degree. I don't think you will ever be able to really "be" someone. You just don't share the exact view of world and experiences as this person and you might miss key experiences which were important for the artist - conscious or inconscious.

Maybe I just misunderstood or misinterpreted what you wrote, but I am curious what's the big idea behind this. I know some actors actin gin certain characters, but that sounds to me like a completely a different story.
Quite late... uhm early here.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ryumaru on July 02, 2014, 02:09:05 am
Mr. Fahrenheit: Thanks!

Do not paint a Rembrandt, but BE Rembrandt. Of course, this is extremely difficult to do but is the highest form of master study.

Offtopic:
just curious how you want to be someone you never met and you just know pictures of. Work of that person(s workshop, or work labeled as their work) made for clients and not even the complete Opus is at your fingertips due to time and a lot of pieces got lost (at least if it comes to "old" masters)
At the end trying to be someone else just will always end up with yourself imagining something, at least as far as I understand.
YOu yourself Imagining and acting like some idealized/idolized view of someone.
is acting in in someone you don't know and you won't ever met and you don't have valid information about his personality truly the highest form of the master study?
I think it's possible to reproduce style and even to reproduce someones ideas to a certain degree. I don't think you will ever be able to really "be" someone. You just don't share the exact view of world and experiences as this person and you might miss key experiences which were important for the artist - conscious or inconscious.

Maybe I just misunderstood or misinterpreted what you wrote, but I am curious what's the big idea behind this. I know some actors actin gin certain characters, but that sounds to me like a completely a different story.
Quite late... uhm early here.

My verbiage was hyperbolic.


By " very difficult" I really meant impossible. Sometimes however, even if the goal is impossible, it is still the clearest aim. Depending on the artist, we can know what time they lived, what was going on around them, and perhaps get a sense of their personality and world view by letters they write and work they create.

But I didn't mean to that extent. More so, become the artist in the moment of your painting. For example, many artists seek the " secrets" of the old masters, yet they don't use flake white, make their own pigments, or paint exclusively by daylight. Of course, the more experienced someone is, the closer they can get to the essentials of a certain artist's work, despite not following things such as these. These are things that may seem trivial at first, but when they compound on each other they grow into a direction that differs greatly from the path of someone who makes no attempt to " become the artist". One could copy a painting by John Singer Sargent using glazing and multiple layers, making their brushstrokes invisible, taking reference from a digital image etc, but that is sub-optimal. If an artist uses loaded brushstrokes with a flat brush, standing an arms length away from the painting, it's in your best interest to do the same.

I merely meant "be the artist" in a technical, and to some extent, environment, manner (tools, process when known, color palette etc).

However, Master studies have many uses beyond this and this is definitely not the only way to do one- but I do think it is the most sincere way, and most useful in absorbing all qualities of an artist's work at once. If I have video tutorial confirmation that one artist uses painter, it's stupid of me to do a study from them in photoshop if some of the qualities I am after in their work may be due to the painter workflow. If I am after just color, just value, or just drawing however, I can really use any tool or medium to replicate those aspects in a more segmented way.


Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on July 02, 2014, 10:54:04 am
thanks for the in-depth explanation.

(http://abload.de/img/sketch2014-07-2fdsps.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Crow on July 02, 2014, 12:17:12 pm
Looks a bit like Jack Black.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Grimsane on July 02, 2014, 06:34:12 pm
@Ryumaru really love that sketch, totally agree with the discussion on master studies, and picking up on intent, technique and trying to get into the artists' head can be useful thought experiment.

did a quick edit (http://i.imgur.com/pWS42mx.gif) The first thing i noticed even before comparing it to the original was the torso is too long, another thing that grabbed my attention was the shoulders of the woman, in frazetta's work even when they are subjugated, women tend to have strong round shoulders, dare I say it was one of his hallmarks, great work on the study, amazing subject matter.

I did a piece earlier this year heavily inspired by Frazetta, failed quite hard though in many ways, long way to go and all that. it did manage to convince someone it was traditionally done though, they thought it was pastels
(http://i.imgur.com/rZjeLFkl.jpg)

also regarding rembrandt :P did this (http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-OW1Ccfqwmcc/Uj80NNr7OLI/AAAAAAAAAJ8/lYwcCJcj6qM/s1600/rembrandt_study.jpg) master study last year, it was only a 4 hour study, but i learnt a lot, particularly using background contrast for silhouette emphasis

here's some recent stuff
early start on a bust
(http://i.imgur.com/nu16j3J.jpg)

a snap of some matcaps i did the other day, in an evening just painting them in 2D i got up to about 80, just a handful
(http://i.imgur.com/ckdcR0Vl.jpg)

which turned into implementing it in unreal 4, and seems from a running conversation with Epic staff, going to be released into the marketplace to the community for free along side a blog post :)
(http://i.imgur.com/oNfeweVl.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/R3qZDool.jpg)

bit of a stretch to call this stuff sketches but still, more or less started that way ;D

also some turbo assets to test out marmoset and to use in my matcap experiments
(http://i.imgur.com/M9jilFNl.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/5Z7d2WQl.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/wNEyUE1l.jpg)

proportions are coming along really well Cyangmou, you're progress is very self evident  :)

sorry for the image heavy post guys
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ambivorous on July 02, 2014, 08:11:07 pm
Thanks a lot for the advice guys!

I think I will have to just do regular studies for now then until my digital painting is at an acceptable level. Then I can start considering a master study on a skilled artist.
I did notice that the last time I made a breakthrough in my digital painting it really helped my pixel art as well, so it is ultimately worth it.

In the meantime I continued with the daily task of making some art and made a little stone to go with my tuft of grass:
(http://i.imgur.com/fOHhrCr.gif)

The perspective is off, but I think I got the colour and style pretty close. Again not a polished piece, but I don't want to spend too much time on each bit until I have a mock-up going.
It takes me hours just to make these as it is after all.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Grimsane on July 03, 2014, 01:23:16 am
(http://i.imgur.com/AjkZiUw.jpg)

another thing about master studies or studies in general is to do thumbnail studies, try to capture the composition, and colors by eyeballing it, if you do quite a few of these it can help with composition and your ability with colour. it will flow on to your other work. to some degree it's about training your eye, your abilities of observation.

I personally find doing a series of 20 minute speed studies during which you just try to observe and copy every aspect that your eye perceives, with painting constructing it as broadly as possible and working from big shapes to smaller shapes, and afterward having a short period of analysis, scrutinizing what you did compared to the source material.

you'll start to realize early on how you have to train your eyes to observe the subtle things.  Your mind tends to generalize things when you don't focus on them, becoming blatantly aware of the subtle relationships between things, intricacies, the subtleties of tone etc. and on larger scale pieces.   As you copy a specific effect you may not notice during,  but in retrospect you can have insights into the technique, and possibly realize that there are some really smart and specific techniques being employed to achieve certain things, and thus you end up adding it to your own palette
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Kasumi on July 03, 2014, 07:58:30 am
Long image of today's quick imagination doodles:
(http://i.imgur.com/7AWSHHC.gif)
Don't really draw anymore due to an ongoing project. Still got like 200 drawings left of these (http://wayofthepixel.net/index.php?topic=16253.msg150742#msg150742) to do... Could get it done in a night if I had a night.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: rikfuzz on July 03, 2014, 09:16:27 am
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1534394/kaneda_freakmask_small.jpg)

Super quick Kaneda
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ambivorous on July 03, 2014, 07:52:46 pm
Thanks for the advice Grimsane!
As a thumbnail study, do you mean to literally take a reduced size version of a normal image and just try to shade it (the equivalent of using a massive brush I presume)? I'll give that a try.

For now more work on my tileset:
(http://i.imgur.com/Nm4kiTu.gif)

My thought process on this one:
Quote from: my brain
Hmm, what should I add to my tileset now? Maybe... a fence! Yes, I am so massively original with my ideas. I want my fence to look kind of like this. Yes a fence was a good idea, how did I come up with that?

*Pixelling ensues.*

Wait a second.
This looks strikingly familiar to the SNES game I played more than any other game ever!

*Google image search for 'Harvest Moon'*

Oh god damnit.
True story.
Added the Harvest Moon versions for each one.

Slightly different perspective to the other two, but I think this is where I want the perspective to be, so I'll change the grass and rock. I didn't get the style and colours quite right, but I am out of time today, so that is tomorrow's task.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Grimsane on July 03, 2014, 10:52:41 pm
Nice Kaneda rik  ;D

yeah that can work, but to clarify it doesn't really matter the resolution, just have the full reference image visible, if you have a larger canvas just zoom out of your canvas and just capture the broad strokes with a large brush, set a timer and try capturing as much as you can in the time, a technique is to gauge what the most utilized color in the piece is and lay that down as the base color, then build up the form and composition from there, never laser focus on any one area just work the entire thumbnail, once you lay in the basis and adjust it sufficiently then if you feel there is far more to capture and you have time half your brush size and do another pass. there are countless ways to do studies but i find that type of time focused session can help with your observation.   

Value studies would be taking a piece and desaturating it and then reproducing it with the same method strictly in greyscale so you don't overwhelm yourself with the colors, other exercises are less about the composition accuracy and values per say as it is about recreating the colors by eye alone.then you can always do some eyedropper comparison afterward to see how close you were, with paintings. if you haven't been acquainted with the science and art of light and colour you'll be surprised how relative colors really are, ie grey looking blue in a warm scene and conversely looking a dull warm orange in a cool scene.

I rather like yours better, I'd probably go more top down.
(http://i.imgur.com/sMVOyJs.png)

some more render tests, marmoset Toolbag, sub-dermis/heat maps for subsurface work well
(http://i.imgur.com/9zj0kgal.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/BhRZFdNl.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/1WbyPZil.jpg)


just did a quick 25 minute one to give an example.
(http://i.imgur.com/OSkpw4B.jpg)
a point to be made is to pick and choose what to concentrate on, even adapt, in this one i started with an A4 divided into 3, (so i could do 3 seperate studies on the same canvas), resulting in a more vertically compressed panel than the source image, I realized this, so i set a task to myself to compress the composition to this ratio, Also if any details of the source image are not to your taste or liking, or you take issue with it in some way, then you are free to just omit it, or if something like the deer is not important to the intent of your study then feel free to omit them too, just make sure that you are paying attention to the relationship of colors and values, warm and cool, light and shadow as you go :)

a while afterward you will start to notice the discrepancies easier. and if you wish polishing it further can be a worthwhile task. one of the big things about many artists that people forget is they use reference strongly and some artists take months to finish a piece. so you look at Frazetta's work and he had live models and photos, he did sketch sessions with models, and took photos in pose, and he'd take a long time on his paintings.

and artists took their lifetimes finding and honing their techniques, so learning from all that work and experience can be really potent.

progress every 8 minutes or so
(http://i.imgur.com/23MC2Kt.gif)
just a screenshot to clarify the configuration here (http://i.imgur.com/W5sUMzh.jpg). 33% zoom, but you get the idea of the screen space.

is it perfect? no far from it, but for 25 minutes you can be pleased enough for what you manage to accomplish, taking an hour or several hours you can go more in depth and study the details of a painting. but decide atleast vaguely what you want to capture and "study" whether it's predominantly color, or composition, or detailing/rendering techniques. and focus on that, this one was mostly about color and comp.

having two monitors with different gamuts doesn't help, I recently upgraded i now have 2 27" LCDs my latest an IPS (in plane shifting) the color on this one is fantastic :D the older monitor the ref was on not so much.

P.S i'm really tired so if any of this is inarticulate nonsense my apologies  :lol:
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: FrostPumpkin on July 04, 2014, 08:45:00 pm
I stumbled across surt's sprite gen today and I was happily surprised to see it had an update with new features, color palettes etc.
It inspired me to make some random shapes designed to be mirrored and assembled as some kind of mandalas.

It's only at an early stage of experimentation, basically just doodles but I think it might get interesting.

(http://i.imgur.com/iD68WLe.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/YSxU29C.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/Q2Mx9Q3.png) (http://i.imgur.com/XgbEuhk.png)

I imposed myself some kind of tile based rules as a form of guidance through the process since I didn't really know where I was going, here are the result.

(http://i.imgur.com/ACeebZX.png)(http://i.imgur.com/kPtLu0o.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/HWxEdnd.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/3dMqutg.png)

Do you guys have any suggestion on how to make things more interesting using the same process ? Better use of colors would definitely be a thing, it wasn't really my concern for now
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ambivorous on July 04, 2014, 10:38:55 pm
I have lots of things to say and everything is pretty and well done, but I'm really tired so I'll leave that for tomorrow.
EDIT:
Thanks Grimsane for the description and example. I may just go with value studies for now, because I seem to struggle getting values correct.
Also thanks for the advice with the tileset stuff.

Updated tileset:
(http://i.imgur.com/CjJne7d.gif)
EDIT:
I made the rock bigger (for no reason) and changed the perspective. I might just make it smaller again, but I wanted the practice of changing the dimensions without losing the style.
Changed the bush/tuft's perspective. Very exciting.
Changed the fence's perspective, colours, and a bit of the style. It seems to fit better now. I may consider replacing it with just one post for when tiling becomes a thing, but I will cross that bridge when I get to it.
Left the Harvest Moon sprites in for no reason.

Tried that thing:
(http://i.imgur.com/phhPY4l.png)
EDIT:
Alright so this thing. I don't have dual screens (although I do have an IPS of course), so I had to alt-tab each time. This was dumb and made it very difficult. Next time I'll just stick the images next to each other like this prior to starting drawing.
As you can see, I suck at values (most notable on the left there. WTF was I doing with my eyes to miss that?) and my colour choice isn't much better. Also my choice of paintbrush (normally I just use the round brush because I couldn't be arsed).
Despite all that this was a valuable exercise and I learned a fair bit. Will continue to do these when ever I have the time.

Yes, I suck. I'll be better at life some other time.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: FrostPumpkin on July 05, 2014, 10:12:21 am
I made a new one today
(http://i.imgur.com/MDPJvE0.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ambivorous on July 05, 2014, 07:41:09 pm
More tileset stuff, yay!
(http://i.imgur.com/x8uz3Ay.gif)

An actual mockup now that I have enough pieces:
(http://i.imgur.com/8rsqOTW.gif)

I feel this amplifies the differences in my pieces and they all need a little work. The long grass is obviously very WIP and the short grass is probably just a placeholder, but at least I have quite a pretty scene (despite being a little disjointed). May start a thread soon actually, to get some help with this. Think I'll make a character and animal first though; that gives me something to do tomorrow and Monday.

Value practice thing:
(http://i.imgur.com/U8Ho4vB.png)

Well this is less embarrassing, but still pretty far off.
I imagine 100 more of these though and I'll know my values pretty well.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: surt on July 05, 2014, 09:37:57 pm
FrostPumpkin: Really dig the tiles in the greyscale one.

(http://img.uninhabitant.com/village.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ryumaru on July 06, 2014, 02:10:45 am
More tileset stuff, yay!
(http://i.imgur.com/x8uz3Ay.gif)

An actual mockup now that I have enough pieces:
(http://i.imgur.com/8rsqOTW.gif)

I feel this amplifies the differences in my pieces and they all need a little work. The long grass is obviously very WIP and the short grass is probably just a placeholder, but at least I have quite a pretty scene (despite being a little disjointed). May start a thread soon actually, to get some help with this. Think I'll make a character and animal first though; that gives me something to do tomorrow and Monday.

Value practice thing:
(http://i.imgur.com/U8Ho4vB.png)

Well this is less embarrassing, but still pretty far off.
I imagine 100 more of these though and I'll know my values pretty well.

Squint more.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ambivorous on July 06, 2014, 02:41:45 pm
I've had lots of time today.

Started working on a chicken (because I am just making versions of every other sprite in harvest moon already, so I may as well):
(http://i.imgur.com/cMvmWKT.gif)
I kind of have everything at the same perspective now, although looking at some other games people tend not to be super obsessed with consistent perspective at this resolution.

Trying to come up with clothing designs that allow for tasteful side/underboob:
(http://i.imgur.com/DBDFQ8Q.png)
Yes her left arm is wicked deformed - whatevs. The focus point should be the breasts.
Some residual lineart in there as well, sorry.

Attempt while purposefully defocusing my eyes:
(http://i.imgur.com/3qfKm9d.png)
I feel like it came out a lot better. My main focus was on the mountains. I originally took a massive brush and just went over the image at something like 25% zoom while squinting, but that left a lot to be desired, so i zoomed back to 100%, shrunk my brush a bit and touched up the mountain ranges (and some on the clouds and trees, but that's not well done at all).
Should I not have done that rather?
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Probo on July 07, 2014, 01:56:42 am
(http://i.imgur.com/inN13fr.gif)

:D sometimes its fun just to make some nonsense!
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ryumaru on July 07, 2014, 08:18:25 am
I originally took a massive brush and just went over the image at something like 25% zoom while squinting, but that left a lot to be desired, so i zoomed back to 100%, shrunk my brush a bit and touched up the mountain ranges (and some on the clouds and trees, but that's not well done at all).
Should I not have done that rather?

That is fine. I would limit yourself to 5 values. It makes you focus more on how a composition is created and it's shapes designed. Try doing more work with the lasso tool and getting a better attempt at reproducing the shapes you're seeing.
In this one you made the light hitting the edges of the mountain bright enough. They make up a small amount of the picture, but are very important in describing the lighting conditions of the scene.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on July 07, 2014, 11:21:52 am
seems like lots of interesting stuff was going on the last days.
I am back from vacations.
crow, you were right.

(http://abload.de/img/sketch2014-07-076zjfq.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: yaomon17 on July 07, 2014, 03:33:04 pm
It is Putin!
Here is some stuff I didn't plan on uploading individually anywhere:
(http://i.imgur.com/2GvD4NP.png)(http://i.imgur.com/6tQWJmG.png)(http://i.imgur.com/wERU2DR.png)(http://i.imgur.com/wk7IZUa.png)(http://i.imgur.com/kZUUgLl.png)(http://i.imgur.com/ZY6skuL.png)(http://i.imgur.com/x9d2qja.png)(http://i.imgur.com/08Q990A.png)(http://i.imgur.com/YZs045U.png)(http://i.imgur.com/Ya2Eb4g.png)(http://i.imgur.com/Qp3C5UJ.png)(http://i.imgur.com/uEvPjJE.png)(http://i.imgur.com/vt5j0yp.png)(http://i.imgur.com/KOGuRKn.png)(http://i.imgur.com/bMWSxx2.png)(http://i.imgur.com/LaNrsVB.png)(http://i.imgur.com/Wrx8cNo.png)(http://i.imgur.com/SW83HgB.png)(http://i.imgur.com/JvMC0BG.png)(http://i.imgur.com/Ynr0cAT.png)(http://i.imgur.com/T5DTvXe.png)(http://i.imgur.com/vFFS1uC.png)(http://i.imgur.com/VMNAihM.png)(http://i.imgur.com/CNpphqH.png)(http://i.imgur.com/lPc1j8H.png)(http://i.imgur.com/LWFaWDY.png)(http://i.imgur.com/AxynO7b.png)(http://i.imgur.com/AFiU6Kg.png)(http://i.imgur.com/sLu4k7l.png)(http://i.imgur.com/iHzrQIr.png)(http://i.imgur.com/AcncX90.png)(http://i.imgur.com/WcQuRs2.png)(http://i.imgur.com/1ch2ffu.png)(http://i.imgur.com/uWDIg2K.png)(http://i.imgur.com/e5BRpXD.png)(http://i.imgur.com/MgKNgPW.png)(http://i.imgur.com/ktmsWqU.png)(http://i.imgur.com/vuWQtzk.png)(http://i.imgur.com/LBFAdNT.png)(http://i.imgur.com/GEmyZ1b.png)(http://i.imgur.com/75QBeTJ.png)(http://i.imgur.com/iS5erg5.png)(http://i.imgur.com/kmSc23x.png)(http://i.imgur.com/T2x06dr.png)(http://i.imgur.com/RLTvbhr.png)(http://i.imgur.com/5oj62x3.png)
EDIT: About 4 or 5 of these were not from today but they were part of the set :\
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: LarkoftheRiver on July 07, 2014, 04:08:48 pm
Doing more anatomy studies before I pop off to driver's ed! This will be with a German shepherd. Such a pretty dog. <3 And so much fun to work with.
(http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2014/188/2/5/gs_study_by_larkoftheriver-d7pm0f4.png)
Improvement, yes? I'm testing out techniques to learn human anatomy.
The reference was also saved to my computer a long time ago (I stumbled across it while cleaning out my drive) so I decided to draw from it. No clue where it came from..
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ambivorous on July 07, 2014, 06:10:34 pm
Nice work Lark, that's some improvement right there.
Probo that's strangely awesome. I cannot remove my eyes from it.

Also forgot to mention before, but that's really cool, Surt. I like the restrictions you applied. You going forward with that?

Thanks for all the help Ryu; done today's:
(http://i.imgur.com/jz8emKE.png)
Got carried away, but I started it with only a massive brush at least. I did manage to stick to 5 colours though!
I probably would have done more, but I just forced myself to finish.

This also took me much longer than it should have though, so no pixels. Gonna make a thread anyways. Probably help some duders.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on July 07, 2014, 10:30:16 pm
Hi guys!
Sorry for not posting those last few days, I was doing a game jam (again).

Which resulted in this:

(http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2014/188/a/a/cover_by_thisisellian-d7pnx7u.png)

(http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2014/188/a/5/wip_by_thisisellian-d7pnvit.png)
(you can play it here if you're curious (http://ellian.itch.io/dont-kill-humans))

The funny part is that you play monsters that are randomly generated (head/body/legs). It was quite fun making pixel art so they looked as silly as possible.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: miro42 on July 08, 2014, 01:22:53 am
Hey all!  This is my first daily sketch.  It's a WIP.

(http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2014/188/2/9/childrun_by_miro42-d7poqbs.gif)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ambivorous on July 08, 2014, 03:55:27 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/Kdbw54N.png)
In the last two I feel like I lost the bigger picture. Probably going to limit myself to massive brushes or some other way to stop me from doing this. I'm also going to stick with these scenery types, because then I don't tunnel vision (as much) like I did on the bottle ship one.
Still I'm learning things with each picture.

Oh damn, I also forgot to use the lasso tool!
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on July 08, 2014, 06:05:01 pm
more crude and sketchy today...

(http://abload.de/img/sketch2014-07-08thsqa.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: LarkoftheRiver on July 08, 2014, 08:21:51 pm
I did some anatomy studies
(http://i.imgur.com/ZtnRdFU.jpg)
idk they're bad ignore me
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: yaomon17 on July 09, 2014, 01:35:32 pm
Their torso+groin area seem to be a bit large and the hands feet and head seem small in comparison. :\
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: LarkoftheRiver on July 09, 2014, 01:38:10 pm
Thank you for the feedback, I see what your saying. I'll work on that a bit for next time! ^^
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ambivorous on July 09, 2014, 09:36:12 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/1UfD0QK.png)

Cheated with the sky. Peeps just gonna have to deal.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on July 09, 2014, 10:19:06 pm
(http://abload.de/img/sketch2014-07-09pmad1.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: LarkoftheRiver on July 10, 2014, 02:09:12 am
Driver's ed shenanigans
(https://i.imgur.com/AdYiNMA.jpg)
Will pixel tomorrow
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Indigo on July 10, 2014, 07:52:09 am
sketch for the day:
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/13350050/Junk/spaceman2_01.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ambivorous on July 10, 2014, 07:14:58 pm
Nice.

Been going over pictures of long grass all day and making little references grasses. So much grass.
(http://i.imgur.com/SHkUuKD.gif)

Today's:
(http://i.imgur.com/eRUg7eb.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: LarkoftheRiver on July 10, 2014, 08:10:52 pm
I really love all the value studies you've been doing! They look really nice.

(http://i.imgur.com/TcKjGuC.png)
doing some realism fur studies with the gsd from earlier this week.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on July 11, 2014, 02:41:02 pm
(http://abload.de/img/sketch-2014-7-11j1z0n.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ambivorous on July 11, 2014, 04:28:00 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/qBV26NI.png)

Thanks Lark. No time for nice things today.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ryumaru on July 12, 2014, 02:25:46 am
Ambivorous, these are great exercises. You consistently make things a little too light in value.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: LarkoftheRiver on July 12, 2014, 02:39:00 am
I really should do a few of those.

(http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2014/191/b/3/pixel_by_larkoftheriver-d7q4jvq.gif)
Didn't have time to do anything amazing today but I managed to do a little pixel. I'm trying to work a bit more on form and color.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: 32 on July 12, 2014, 11:22:54 am
(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t42/The_32nd_day/Headwind120714_zpsf42ae763.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ryumaru on July 12, 2014, 06:11:32 pm
Nice Character 32 :y:

Ambivorous, I took a stab at a value study from the ref you posted. I think you are quickly outgrowing the brush tool as your only means of mark making. Don't be afraid to use the lasso tool to better nail the shape. Value shape is what produces a likeness.

Also I should say your post 607 and 611 are good efforts. make more like those.

(http://i.imgur.com/ivydCzK.png)

I used soft brushes for gradients and such, but if you absolutely wanted to, you could still stick to flat colors. This technique can actually be used to produce a finished product with strongly designed abstract shapes and realistic rendering on top. You could push an image like this further with texture brushes etc for that finish.

(http://i.imgur.com/C898ITN.gif)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ambivorous on July 12, 2014, 06:22:55 pm
Ahrg curses on the timing, Ryu! I will follow that for the next one. I do keep forgetting about that lasso tool, grrrr.
Thanks for posting your version. That actually really helps illustrating the points I'm missing.

Here is today's:
(http://i.imgur.com/NGelIHO.png)

Screw bushes.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on July 12, 2014, 10:02:58 pm
I'm currently trying to finish Majora's Mask.
Because I never finished it before and it's a damn shame.

So have some Deku Scrubs! The princess was so cute I had to draw her, and things went out of hand.
(https://31.media.tumblr.com/91298de630effb0bdb7f026cc8b2a3f2/tumblr_n8md74Hl2r1r9e5hxo1_500.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: LarkoftheRiver on July 12, 2014, 10:43:30 pm
I really should play one of my Zelda games again..

(http://i.imgur.com/HzmXsjb.png)
Still working on this
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on July 12, 2014, 10:48:00 pm
I'm currently trying to finish Majora's Mask.
Because I never finished it before and it's a damn shame.
(https://31.media.tumblr.com/91298de630effb0bdb7f026cc8b2a3f2/tumblr_n8md74Hl2r1r9e5hxo1_500.png)

Ah wow, pretty nice there Ellian. Good luck with your playthrough  ;D


Tried fat physiognomy today. Led me to some quite interesting observations.
It also seems that I am getting to a point to understand how to handle my scans to ge tthem clean =)

(http://abload.de/img/sketch-2014-7-12giu3m.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PsylentKnight on July 13, 2014, 12:03:31 am
Very awesome Majora's Mask art, Ellian. Its a hard game. I'll admit I had to use the internet to figure some things out, as much as I hate doing that. 
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: surt on July 13, 2014, 09:45:27 am
(http://img.uninhabitant.com/cavernous3.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on July 13, 2014, 10:46:03 am
(http://abload.de/img/sketch-2014-7-13keqm0.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ambivorous on July 13, 2014, 07:23:03 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/RSnwwVc.png)

I originally made this entire image with only the lasso and gradient tools. Then I went over it with a normal brush at 60% opacity. This was my first time ever doing this kind of thing, so you'll have to forgive me for this one.

My spacial replication seems to be seriously lacking, even zoomed out and with rough colours and my polishing process seems to lack any concept of value.
It's actually amazing just how bad my eyes are at seeing things.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: LarkoftheRiver on July 13, 2014, 08:14:12 pm
I personally that's the best one you've done, except for the bottle and ship one. I can really see where the land curves and it has more depth.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PsylentKnight on July 13, 2014, 11:32:58 pm
Perhaps we should consider using spoiler tags for our pics in this particular thread? Its really annoying when you're trying to scroll to the bottom and images keep loading and making your scroll bar pop back up to the top.

Anyway, my not-so-daily sketch:

(http://i.imgur.com/fIMhqp9.jpg?1?6748)


Shading with a cheap ball point pen is hard.

By the way, I'm really liking the value exercises and portrait sketches, Ambivourous and Cyanmagou. I haven't commented in a while but I've been watching this thread. :)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cakeprediction on July 14, 2014, 09:06:55 am
First sketch here :D.

I tried to draw something from reference(This knight guy, never played that fire emblem game so I don't know him :') (https://www.google.nl/search?q=Fire+emblem+knight&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=45XDU_7EGMa0O-WZgKAP&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ&biw=1067&bih=755#facrc=_&imgdii=_&imgrc=r2wJSVea3Ugt9M%253A%3B3bm5oBB6J05SLM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fimages1.wikia.nocookie.net%252F__cb20080703014454%252Ffireemblem%252Fimages%252Fc%252Fc7%252FWallace.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Ffireemblemcommunity.blogspot.com%252F2013%252F07%252Fpoll-results-favorite-armor-knight.html%3B647%3B737)) and then I tried to draw the poste thingy in a puppet-like way to learn a little bit of anatomy(I'm sure there are better ways to learn anatomy, but this was the first thing that came into my mind). It's pretty bad I think, but this is my first drawing where I actually tried to learn something instead of ugly doodles.

well then, here it is(picture taken from my Phone, so the quality is pretty awful and it's a bit too big :') ) :
(http://g2f.nl/0i0dtyq)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ambivorous on July 14, 2014, 04:21:13 pm
Thanks Psylent. Cool concept and fair enough with the spoilers.
These things really help. I actually decided to do a comparison thing today just to illustrate (to myself) the progress I've made.

Lark I meant forgive me for my lack of shapes and incorrect value use. The picture only looks prettier because of more colours and cheating on shapes, but the actual values are still wrong. Did a quick edit to show what I mean:
(http://i.imgur.com/F4zwccu.png)

Comparison (5 second intervals):
(http://i.imgur.com/Rnax6el.gif)


Remake for today of a previous exercise:
(http://i.imgur.com/KQO5IMX.png)

Comparison (5 second intervals):
(http://i.imgur.com/xpsaOLs.gif)


I believe that I finally understand what these studies are going to be teaching me.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ryumaru on July 14, 2014, 09:49:53 pm

Remake for today of a previous exercise:
(http://i.imgur.com/KQO5IMX.png)

I believe that I finally understand what these studies are going to be teaching me.

There you go.  :y:
I would also recommend a bit more scrutiny in your reference choice. Landscapes are great, but try and go more for ones that focus on shape and form over texture. Scenes like the close up sand and the previous landscape have too much of it to capture with flat colors in a short amount of time. You can still learn from these of course, but your studies may feel wanting when you have to omit large portions of them ( which was the right thing to do) and those sorts of references would be better when you start going after texture and indication.

Just so I'm not all talk and no show, here's the latest of the Frazetta study. Nearing the end of how far I'm going to take this one. a lot of little daily bits in one  :crazy:

(http://i.imgur.com/6Pmr6lp.jpg?1)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on July 15, 2014, 01:22:14 am
wanted to see how my portrait practice actually affects my imaginative drawings.
So those one's are invented without reference.

(http://abload.de/img/sketch-2014-7-1419kwo.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: LarkoftheRiver on July 15, 2014, 03:09:04 am
A pixel to make up for the fact that I haven't posted art in two days here.
(http://i.imgur.com/XSdrfXy.gif)
Form is still really bugging me and I also need to pixel something other than canines.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ambivorous on July 15, 2014, 06:57:38 pm
Thanks as always for the advice, Ryu.
As far as picking my references better, what kind of things am I looking for? Just lots of mountains/hills/large rocks and no trees? Should I be avoiding things with lots of water in them?
That picture is really coming along nicely there. Impressive stuff.

Wow Cyangmou, those are amazing! I especially like the middle guy - he just has so much character to him.

Today's:
(http://i.imgur.com/bm7TkE1.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cakeprediction on July 15, 2014, 07:00:50 pm
So , I did the same as last time. This time with a cleric though( don't know her as well because I only played sacred stones, should play more fire emblem games :/):Reference (http://i384.photobucket.com/albums/oo288/DRahven/Fire%20Emblem/Cleric.jpg)

My practice thingy:
(http://g2f.nl/04zwuqm)

This one worked out a little bit better . Still need some more practice though, but it's just my second attempt so I'm happy :)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ambivorous on July 16, 2014, 07:17:26 pm
Struggled with today's actually. Though it is still much easier to do these now than when I first started.

(http://i.imgur.com/KHDVAUP.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on July 16, 2014, 09:10:21 pm
(https://38.media.tumblr.com/88b9b98c9c28a8b3f6d99c1a11230113/tumblr_n8tp2kOs1J1r9e5hxo1_r2_500.png)

I knooooooow I shouldn't use different resolution for text and images...
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ryumaru on July 16, 2014, 09:14:59 pm
Thanks as always for the advice, Ryu.
As far as picking my references better, what kind of things am I looking for? Just lots of mountains/hills/large rocks and no trees? Should I be avoiding things with lots of water in them?

Well, it's not any one thing. For quick studies like this, you want to avoid anything that cannot be easily categorized as one or a few masses, and/ or does not have a form interesting enough to warrant it's study, OR if to get an adequate likeness of it, it's rendering would take too long. Things like the shine on the granules of sand, and the haphazard shrubbery are examples of this. Depending on the lighting, pretty much anything can follow, or break these "rules", so it's just a case by case basis.

If you were to start using texture brushes, you would open up the things you can indicate in a short amount of time, but there's still a lot to learn without them.

 More Frazetta buns
(http://i.imgur.com/lfMOa74.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on July 16, 2014, 11:38:58 pm
tried to push some features, trying to find out when things break.

(http://abload.de/img/sketch-2014-7-16p8k8f.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Mr. Fahrenheit on July 17, 2014, 12:40:41 am
I was thinking about making a thread for this sketch I've been making for a few days but then I remembered this!  :P .

(http://i.imgur.com/ppeVGzU.png)

Not too sure about the path, I think it looks a lot better without it, but what kind of village doesn't have a road to it. Story behind the image is that some sort of mounted warrior (coming soon) is returning home to his village but finds it burning, I know, #cliche

Drawing for the first time in ages definately reminds me of my nemisis in pixel art. Refining.  :blind:
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Kasumi on July 17, 2014, 03:57:27 am
Since this is the Daily Sketch, I guess I'll start with a group of sketches I got done in a day.
Still got like 200 drawings left of these (http://wayofthepixel.net/index.php?topic=16253.msg150742#msg150742) to do... Could get it done in a night if I had a night.
Turns out this was true! I decided I wanted these done before I left to see family briefly, so I could finally use my sketchbook for something else. I did the following 40 pages the day before I left:
(http://i.imgur.com/av0hAhc.gif)
(Was a few days ago, though. Didn't have time to scan them all then!)
And I'll link the animated result of the compilation of the frames, because together they're around 7 MB  ;)
Kareen Dancing (http://i.imgur.com/az0rfQG.gif)
Stigma (http://i.imgur.com/9wYqTMp.gif)
Compiling the frames is not quite a sketch, but it's what I did today.

Thanks again to Larry Mock for allowing me to reference (nsfw: nudity) Kareen Dancing to Native American Flute. (http://vimeo.com/54150781)
And thanks again to Shikeith Cathey for allowing me to reference (nsfw: nudity) STIGMA. (http://vimeo.com/51946189)

Edit: Eh, since even the static compilation is animated, here's a neat static page from each:
(http://i.imgur.com/6JjaPOu.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/y9QTQbI.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on July 17, 2014, 10:30:05 am
process quickies

(http://abload.de/img/sketch-2014-7-17r2kly.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ambivorous on July 17, 2014, 05:27:56 pm
I was a little too ambitious today it seems. Way too many distractions in this image.
Lots of drunk shapes and incorrect values, but still way better than I used to be - even on my bad ones.

(http://i.imgur.com/cUykGKt.png)



Does anyone know any good pixel art studies to do? Given how effective this study is, I'd love to start doing some.
I used to think I was getting the hang of this pixel art thing, but now I can see that I didn't actually understand a lot of it, I was just getting better at copying others (coming up with new, original stuff I find tricky).



Hey guys, you're slacking with the dailies.

(http://i.imgur.com/B6EoxXF.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on July 19, 2014, 08:54:13 am
(http://abload.de/img/sketch-2014-7-182mkuf.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: surt on July 19, 2014, 09:21:37 am
(http://img.uninhabitant.com/smessy.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on July 19, 2014, 10:27:16 am
Love those colors, Surt.
The moutains and the rock are a little off compared to everything else though. Something with the colors not being as vivid, and/or the shapes too detailled maybe?
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ambivorous on July 19, 2014, 02:05:39 pm
Today I was feeling brave. I advise against it.

(http://i.imgur.com/7209pQj.png)


Cyan, is that middle one Rachel Weisz? Lara Flynn Boyle top right?
This game is fun.

Pretty stuff, Surt.

Also forgot to say this: dem Frazetta buns doe.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: LarkoftheRiver on July 19, 2014, 06:15:11 pm
I tried out dittering and a new glowing animation thing
(http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2014/200/1/9/req2_by_larkoftheriver-d7rd2m1.gif)
ah no
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Sir_Ketchup on July 19, 2014, 07:15:24 pm
(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2014/29/1405796687-tileset1.png) (http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2014/29/1405797450-rogue.png)

 :( You guys are so pro... I don't know if my place is among you
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: LarkoftheRiver on July 19, 2014, 07:24:42 pm

 :( You guys are so pro... I don't know if my place is among you
Nah, I feel the same so much. Hey, just post art and such, the folks here don't bite at least I think
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Sir_Ketchup on July 19, 2014, 08:25:49 pm
alright then :/ (http://img4.hostingpics.net/pics/529770INBETWEEN.gif)

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2014/26/1403876107-suenn-shot-test.gif)

Do you guys have a special training to improve my drawing? because I'd like to draw realistic :/ not that crappy anime style...
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on July 19, 2014, 09:03:34 pm
Cyan, is that middle one Rachel Weisz? Lara Flynn Boyle top right?
This game is fun.

Actually I dunno, I just doodled random photographs of females this time found through google. The small drawings are not to be understood as portrait, rather as process sketches for finding out certain things I could apply to more elaborated portrait pieces or to imaginative drawings.


 :( You guys are so pro... I don't know if my place is among you
Nah, I feel the same so much. Hey, just post art and such, the folks here don't bite at least I think

This is a sketch thread and should emphasizes just the fun part of drawing and the fact that people posting here actually draw something.
The purpose of a sketch is neither to to be great nor to be fully detailled.
I guess nobody here will offend anyone because of his/her sketches.

left ones out of mind, right ones for going more in depth about where the differences of female/male faces are.

(http://abload.de/img/sketch-2014-7-19uup8r.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Indigo on July 19, 2014, 11:51:58 pm
did some quick helmet sketches today:
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/13350050/Junk/helmets1.png)

EDIT: Painted it a little bit
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/13350050/Junk/helmets1_01.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: |||| on July 20, 2014, 06:47:33 am
Damn that's a cool robo-head!

Haven't posted here for (p)ages.

Sir Ketchup: Just to prove that you don't have to post pro level I'll post something super sloppy:
(http://i.imgur.com/6H4gEwj.jpg)
This sketch does serve me some purpose though at least.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ambivorous on July 20, 2014, 08:21:19 pm
More optimistic choices. I seem to not only be bad at proportions, but for some reason contrast escapes me every time.
Good thing I get to practice daily.

(http://i.imgur.com/FmybCCR.png)



Indigo, that's just plain awesome.

Ketchup, just go through this thread and you'll find a few studies to do to make your art more realistic. I'm doing a value study, Cyan is doing a proportion study and Ryu is doing a master study.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on July 20, 2014, 09:41:38 pm
Guts from Berserk
(http://i60.tinypic.com/2mosb3o.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: LarkoftheRiver on July 20, 2014, 10:55:17 pm
(http://38.media.tumblr.com/84d7eb9b5a5708d3a42fbb140f588e07/tumblr_n90yiiOGDe1t48sgio1_500.jpg)

So I stole er borrowed an art book from my friend to work on human anatomy, so another male form again. Thoughts?
I really need to do poses.

edit- also bad fur studies again
(http://th03.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/f/2014/200/3/0/thing_by_larkoftheriver-d7rebwp.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on July 20, 2014, 11:56:19 pm
tried to find out why sinister popes features makes him look like he does.

(http://abload.de/img/sketch-2014-7-20yjj6b.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ryumaru on July 21, 2014, 04:04:58 am
(http://38.media.tumblr.com/84d7eb9b5a5708d3a42fbb140f588e07/tumblr_n90yiiOGDe1t48sgio1_500.jpg)

So I stole er borrowed an art book from my friend to work on human anatomy, so another male form again. Thoughts?
I really need to do poses.


(http://i.imgur.com/M5fSw7v.png)
a couple. Proportions are generally ok. A little low-waisted and low-naveled(?)
I would spend time learning the shapes of the muscles, how they interact with each other, and more importantly, their origins and insertions. bodies are hard.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: LarkoftheRiver on July 21, 2014, 01:25:34 pm
Thank you so much for the edit! I'll see what I can do with it this morning before driver's ed (I only have five days left luckily. Its super boring and we haven't been taught anything but don't drink and drive) and I'll see if I can make some clothing for him as well. Its a design/concept for a book I need to start writing (hey and if anyone has a name suggestion please tell me because he needs a name) and I've kind of designed clothes but I need to finalize things.. yeah. 
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: tim on July 21, 2014, 06:42:24 pm
2 hours on Photoshop today. Trying to emulate Craig Mullins' style & workflow. Almost no layers, no FX, pure brush strokes.
Full HD here : http://i.imgur.com/hoEWB3D.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/hoEWB3D.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/hoEWB3Dh.jpg)

Process & struggles :

(http://i.imgur.com/3qoTUvq.gif)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PsylentKnight on July 21, 2014, 06:56:40 pm
More concept sketches.

(http://i.imgur.com/D1CQPsB.jpg?3?1657)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ambivorous on July 21, 2014, 08:24:33 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/3ARAW66.png)



Wow, Tim. Wow.
I appreciate the wip gif.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on July 21, 2014, 09:01:35 pm
More Guts
(http://i60.tinypic.com/2dhwu93.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on July 22, 2014, 12:05:19 am
more female faces

(http://abload.de/img/sketch-2014-7-21jwqrz.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on July 22, 2014, 07:46:29 pm
Nosferatu Zod
(http://i61.tinypic.com/b5ijr4.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on July 22, 2014, 08:07:40 pm
Hands

(http://abload.de/img/sketch-2014-7-22v3sd4.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Sir_Ketchup on July 22, 2014, 08:09:24 pm
The image is really big
(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2014/30/1406059589-jkl.jpg)

http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2014/30/1406059589-jkl.jpg
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ambivorous on July 22, 2014, 09:18:06 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/5OM2cZm.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: LarkoftheRiver on July 22, 2014, 09:20:48 pm
The only thing driver's ed is good for.

(http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2014/197/d/a/driver_s_ed_dragon_doodle_by_larkoftheriver-d7qzse6.png)
(da logo because I didn't want to reupload it anywhere.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Sir_Ketchup on July 22, 2014, 09:48:51 pm
Guts from Berzerk <3
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on July 22, 2014, 10:27:46 pm
I managed to stop playing for a second, and I'm working on some gorons!
And I need to finish that animated Majora mask one day too... ugh

(http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2014/203/2/8/wip_by_thisisellian-d7rtwax.png)
Coloring this one was awesome. Dem clusters!   :blind:
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ambivorous on July 23, 2014, 07:03:45 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/CPHULVU.png)


Yes, it looks like I cheated and took a really easy image. I was actually saving this one for a day when I had very little time, but then I realised I struggle to give form to hills, so it became good practice.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on July 23, 2014, 08:17:48 pm
Casca
(http://i57.tinypic.com/15ziidk.png)

@Sir_Ketchup  =)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ryumaru on July 23, 2014, 08:34:20 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/CPHULVU.png)


Yes, it looks like I cheated and took a really easy image. I was actually saving this one for a day when I had very little time, but then I realised I struggle to give form to hills, so it became good practice.

A lot of growth in your value studies. You still make things a tad too light, check the top of the sky gradient in the photo and in your study.
Also, if you're going to do gradients now, you should also include edge control. No more brushy edges; if something is hard edged or soft edged, make it that way. I'm looking at the trees, their shadow, and the horizon specifically( good treatment of the clouds). Use the lasso tool to make the process easier.

(http://i.imgur.com/bJaAzrR.jpg?1)
A slightly derpy 4 armed werewolf. Just got a set of copic cool grays so I really just wanted to try them out.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on July 23, 2014, 11:49:57 pm
more hands

(http://abload.de/img/sketch-2014-7-23h2rfs.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: LarkoftheRiver on July 24, 2014, 02:49:41 am
Those hands are gorgeous.
I need to work on hands.

Hey look what I'm starting back again
(http://i.imgur.com/i6nETGD.png)
Dug from the files of my computer.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ambivorous on July 24, 2014, 05:49:47 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/wKAOFoq.png)


Is this what you mean by edge control?
I was paying so much attention on trying to get that right that my values and proportions are horribly off again, but at least they look like hills.

Awesome werewolf btw.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on July 24, 2014, 06:33:25 pm
Griffith
(http://i62.tinypic.com/16kow8z.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on July 24, 2014, 06:42:54 pm
process quickies

(http://abload.de/img/sketch-2014-7-240dka2.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ambivorous on July 25, 2014, 05:20:20 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/0c7cV4L.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on July 25, 2014, 07:24:30 pm
(http://abload.de/img/2014_7_25_knight_grayiorx2.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: LarkoftheRiver on July 25, 2014, 08:44:49 pm
Horse.
(http://i.imgur.com/B2dliMm.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on July 25, 2014, 09:10:32 pm
Nice armor Cyangmou  :y:

Behelit (couldn't help myself  :crazy:)
(http://i60.tinypic.com/14uc03d.gif)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ambivorous on July 25, 2014, 10:05:24 pm
I cheated and did more art today. An actual sketch!
Going to try do these little things daily as well.

(http://i.imgur.com/MDKyxb7.png)

Reference. (http://shermie-cosplay.deviantart.com/art/Hatter-469206765)

How does one do a proportion study properly?



No one should be surprised that my values are off. It was hard enough getting all these shapes right. Went slightly over my hour time limit.

(http://i.imgur.com/WT1ccpm.png)



EDIT: More sketches. Tried her face and right hand:

(http://i.imgur.com/pvQRtZU.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on July 26, 2014, 07:52:32 pm
Skull Knight
(http://i57.tinypic.com/303dz40.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on July 26, 2014, 09:54:00 pm
nice anim wolf =)

(http://abload.de/img/sketch-2014-7-25znul7.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on July 26, 2014, 11:41:02 pm
Aaaaaand more Gorons.
I mostly haven't done anything in weeks, I feel so lazy it's begining to be annoying.

(http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2014/207/2/6/wip_by_thisisellian-d7sej79.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: surt on July 27, 2014, 06:30:10 am
(http://img.uninhabitant.com/plastic_shamtastic_mockup.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: yaomon17 on July 27, 2014, 10:33:04 am
(http://i.imgur.com/b4T9I3i.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ambivorous on July 27, 2014, 01:40:20 pm
More poor life decisions.

(http://i.imgur.com/AzCZWAk.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on July 27, 2014, 05:45:03 pm
Ubik
(http://i58.tinypic.com/103gd1d.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on July 27, 2014, 07:03:41 pm
more hands
(http://abload.de/img/sketch-2014-7-26djkkv.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on July 27, 2014, 10:02:11 pm
Shhh.

Don't ask~

(http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2014/208/c/1/creep_by_thisisellian-d7sj2xi.png)
(http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2014/208/5/b/creepwip_by_thisisellian-d7sj2xc.gif)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PsylentKnight on July 28, 2014, 06:09:52 am
I really need to start trying to draw and post more regularly.

An embarrassingly rough mockup. Just experimenting with the resolution, color scheme, and composition.

(http://i.imgur.com/eNVtJd8.png)


Everything looks great, guys. I'm always amazed at how great everyone here is. I'm considered a pretty great artist in my circle, but I'm awful compared to you guys. Again, loving the Majora's Mask art, Ellian. I love that game, and its a huge source of inspiration for my game.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PixelPiledriver on July 28, 2014, 08:15:51 am
I built a simple dude for posing to draw over.

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-DGXuvWmjwTg/U9GGpSQgNfI/AAAAAAAAKGA/ZVjjv9VSO8g/s1600/3DPose_doggyStyle.gif)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-JnWcGBEG15U/U9GRqI6Z6bI/AAAAAAAAKGY/JTUF2UOnFJ8/s1600/3DPose_FightDudes.gif)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-TUp-o_u-m88/U9GvWpRWcvI/AAAAAAAAKGo/Rj4cXxAzD_c/s1600/3DPose_birth.gif)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ambivorous on July 28, 2014, 04:48:38 pm
Spent a lot of time figuring out why clouds look like clouds.

(http://i.imgur.com/ekszZNt.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: LarkoftheRiver on July 28, 2014, 06:54:35 pm
Shhh.

Don't ask~
I would really like to know the backstory behind that horse thing.
How does it even run

(http://i.imgur.com/s8zvNav.png)
dumb cell shade is dumb
any suggestions for how I can make it cleaner?
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: RAV on July 28, 2014, 07:43:20 pm
Rough voxel interpretation of DatMuffinMan's lowpoly experiment.

original:
(http://i.imgur.com/ISYhN86.png)


remake:
(http://www.tidesofblood.com/download/file.php?id=500)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on July 28, 2014, 08:48:14 pm
(http://abload.de/img/sketch-2014-7-285yy46.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on July 28, 2014, 08:48:40 pm
Slan
(http://i58.tinypic.com/2yopmy8.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: DatMuffinMan on July 28, 2014, 09:21:07 pm
Rough voxel interpretation of DatMuffinMan's lowpoly experiment.

Looks great, what software did you use to make it?

(http://i.imgur.com/zkyEM4m.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PsylentKnight on July 29, 2014, 12:18:22 am
Actually posting for two consecutive days. New high score for me.

Health icon.

(http://i.imgur.com/uKPDajt.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ryumaru on July 29, 2014, 07:17:29 am
Since I've always been about arms, I figure it's about time I actually get good at them.

(http://i.imgur.com/b1Qv7cg.jpg?1)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ambivorous on July 29, 2014, 06:15:07 pm
I didn't even get to finish this. Somehow I spent two hours on it though. I don't understand.
Still managed to learn some stuff though.

(http://i.imgur.com/SCUX7pp.png)



Started doing pixel art every day as well, to supplement something. Made a little mockup today.

(http://i.imgur.com/QHng5zS.gif)



And lastly I am actually still doing those sketches daily, I'm just not posting them because it's such a mission to get a camera every time to take pictures and then upload them.
Will do a bulk upload some time.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: LarkoftheRiver on July 29, 2014, 08:20:02 pm
dumb shading practice is done
i really hate my shading style for cartoony things

(http://th06.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/f/2014/209/2/3/free_wolf_lines__by_larkoftheriver-d7sokdc.png)
idk they're free to color if anyone wants the link to the .psd file..
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on July 29, 2014, 09:04:25 pm
quick imaginative sketches

(http://abload.de/img/sketch-2014-7-29thywo.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PsylentKnight on July 29, 2014, 11:02:48 pm
My goal now is to complete at least one small thing everyday. If I don't, I will never finish this game. I may not post everything everyday in the name of not spoiling every little thing in the game.

New playable character. Not sure I really like it. I've got all this extra space for details that I'm not utilizing, but I'm drawing a blank.

(http://i.imgur.com/Sfzp9gI.png)

Day 3


Note that everything in the game will be either viewed at 2x or 3x zoom, so take that into account if you find some difficult to read.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on July 30, 2014, 09:28:34 am
My goal now is to complete at least one small thing everyday. If I don't, I will never finish this game. I may not post everything everyday in the name of not spoiling every little thing in the game.
Honestly, it's a good idea.
I've taken a break from game making about 3 weeks ago due to a post-game jam burnout, and I'm having trouble getting back to it.
Also, make a devblog, so you can post something everyday, it helps, because you have an audience to show something to, it's not just you. It's easier to bail out if the only person waiting to see what you're doing is, well, yourself.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on July 30, 2014, 03:41:47 pm
(http://abload.de/img/sketch-2014-7-30kmjzf.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on July 30, 2014, 08:44:14 pm
Void
(http://i60.tinypic.com/1zly99l.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ambivorous on July 30, 2014, 09:47:24 pm
Very rough today. Was worried I'd started putting too much pressure on myself, so I laxed. Hard.
(http://i.imgur.com/ZutXsQl.png)


Surprisingly effective two frame snail animation:
(http://i.imgur.com/ftA8v26.gif)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: LarkoftheRiver on July 31, 2014, 12:18:35 am
Did a commission today
Not very good but I probably won't do any other art today
(http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2014/211/b/c/commish_by_larkoftheriver-d7sztnc.gif)

On a side note band starts tomorrow so if I start making silly marching related pixels don't be shocked.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on July 31, 2014, 05:58:52 pm
some horse stuff

(http://abload.de/img/sketch-2014-7-319ldl8.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ambivorous on July 31, 2014, 07:35:45 pm
This lax attitude is helping me stay excited about drawing.
(http://i.imgur.com/0WTrKw9.png)


Rough of what my new plan is.
Yes, this is the reason I've been drawing mushrooms for the last two days.
(http://i.imgur.com/JYZfWOT.gif)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on July 31, 2014, 09:35:39 pm
Conrad
(http://i60.tinypic.com/2ij6jc3.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Sir_Ketchup on July 31, 2014, 11:19:05 pm
@wolfenoctis, berserk is my favorite manga so far, you just make me smile, thx! *cough* i am a hero *cough*


do you guys know where to get 3d anatomy references?
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Kasumi on July 31, 2014, 11:23:27 pm
Quote
do you guys know where to get 3d anatomy references?
Of what sort? I'm a fan of http://www.zygotebody.com/ and http://www.posemaniacs.com/ but may be able to help you with more specific guidelines.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Sir_Ketchup on July 31, 2014, 11:41:34 pm
As long as i can move the human body around, or see different angle... i liek posemania... interesting
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on July 31, 2014, 11:48:40 pm
was laying out some basic guidelines for myself.

(http://abload.de/img/sketch-2014-8-1yizjj.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PsylentKnight on August 01, 2014, 01:00:26 am
Yep Ellian, I've been thinking about starting a devblog but I just haven't gotten around to it. If people are interested in it, I'll throw one together soon.


Character 3 out of 5- Fear/Air.
Prolly gonna redo the last one before I move on. This one's palette may need a rework... the contrast is pretty low. I suck at making palletes.


Again, note that these are intended to be viewed at 2 or 3x zoom.

(http://i.imgur.com/7U7zEgg.png)

Day 4
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on August 01, 2014, 04:43:57 pm
studies on the horse skull.

(http://abload.de/img/sketch-2014-8-1-2j3dzd.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PsylentKnight on August 01, 2014, 05:47:01 pm
Got an early start on today.

Character 4/5- Water/Despair.
Ugh, animating all these is going to be a pain, but these characters are part of THE core mechanic of the game.
Since I did this one so early, I'll prolly go ahead and redo the rock one today. I don't like it.

(http://i.imgur.com/vd5tfri.png)
View at 2x zoom

Day 5
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on August 01, 2014, 07:26:05 pm
Femto
(http://i58.tinypic.com/wwnnty.png)

@Sir_Ketchup: Good to hear that  ;D
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ambivorous on August 01, 2014, 10:30:33 pm
Shhh, nothing to see here.
(http://i.imgur.com/bmYklq2.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on August 01, 2014, 11:50:20 pm
first usable results

(http://abload.de/img/sketch-2014-8-2wrz1d.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on August 02, 2014, 11:51:14 am
more horse skulls - some constructed out of imagination

(http://abload.de/img/sketch-2014-8-2-2qzlw2.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on August 02, 2014, 08:46:25 pm
Zod Beast form
(http://i62.tinypic.com/2afiv10.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ambivorous on August 02, 2014, 11:34:07 pm
Targeted practice.
(http://i.imgur.com/ExkR699.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on August 02, 2014, 11:56:14 pm
It's really nice to see this thread so lively! Good work everyone  :y: :lol:

(http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2014/214/9/1/goronlink_by_thisisellian-d7tf9ap.png)
Link the Goron, from Majora's Mask.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PsylentKnight on August 03, 2014, 01:57:31 am
Taking a break from characters.

This is kind of a pickup, well sort of. Its part of the core mechanic. Its called a catalyst. Eventually I'll animate it so that it cycles through the four elements (fire, water, earth, wind). For now I just have fire done.

Fire is hard and I clearly have no idea what I'm doing.

(http://i.imgur.com/6WjbSeY.gif)

View at 2x zoom
Day 6
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Probo on August 03, 2014, 04:12:09 am
inspiring stuff in here as always! some of your guys dedication to improving is fantastic.

made a set of animations for an enemy in my game:

(http://i.imgur.com/JhXBvcS.gif)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PsylentKnight on August 03, 2014, 07:46:08 pm
Added in wind today. I'm having a lot of fun making this. :) Its hypnotizing to watch, lol.

(http://i.imgur.com/A4akwaJ.gif)

View at 2x zoom
Day 7
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on August 03, 2014, 08:53:02 pm
Experiment
(http://i59.tinypic.com/2lnjz9l.gif)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on August 03, 2014, 09:09:03 pm
some basic notes on horse conformation:

(http://abload.de/img/sketch-2014-8-39opz8.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on August 04, 2014, 01:00:23 am
20' each
(http://abload.de/img/sketch-2014-8-4bsuah.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Demonkai on August 04, 2014, 02:21:29 am
Very cool looking stuff here
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PsylentKnight on August 04, 2014, 06:16:33 pm
Another day, another element.

(http://i.imgur.com/P53cql9.gif)

View at 2x zoom
Day 8.

Any ideas for how to do earth? I would like to do the same kind of swirl thing I've been doing, but dirt and rock obviously don't flow like the water, wind, and fire do. I was thinking about about doing vines growing up over it, but I'm really going more for the dirt/rock side of earth.... the earth part of the game has a "meaninglessness" theme.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ambivorous on August 04, 2014, 09:08:09 pm
That looks really cool, Psylent. I especially like water so far.
I guess you could try having rocks erupt upwards, sort of like the way Edward uses the ground in fullmetal alchemist?

Cyan that horse stuff is really useful! Saved it to my drive so I'll have it when I need it.

Really smooth animation, wolf.


On to my stuff, forgot to post, had a headache yesterday, lack of inspiration today, fell behind a lot.

(http://i.imgur.com/sdf341y.png)
Rough, but I think I am at a point where I can describe my shapes with fewer strokes, so that's nice.
Still one day late on my value study, but I figured rather do something rather than nothing.

EDIT:
(http://i.imgur.com/XrUz8HZ.png)
Also unfinished, but this one is for yesterday.

(http://i.imgur.com/cyaQ3nt.gif)
Practicing for when I start doing animations.

(http://i.imgur.com/K7b3Ky2.gif)
Cluster study.

(http://i.imgur.com/pteiqY8.gif)
Better background in the distance there. Still requires tweaking.

(http://i.imgur.com/i7iKTY9.gif)
Forced myself to just make something today, so here's an eye.


I am up to date with my sketches though!



Today I decided I wanted to do colour, so I tried.

(http://i.imgur.com/LcT2Ln3.png)
I've started out on the right there. This will take multiple days. I'm alright with that.

(http://i.imgur.com/OadJkR4.gif)
More cluster study.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on August 05, 2014, 09:33:27 pm
(http://i57.tinypic.com/16htbmb.gif)

@Ambivorous: Thanks, nice progress on your value studies btw  :y:
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on August 05, 2014, 10:44:56 pm

Cyan that horse stuff is really useful! Saved it to my drive so I'll have it when I need it.


Don't know how exact it is, not really far with reading through the whole bunch of things available and not 100% sure if my sources are completely thrustworty.
What's noted there might be outdated tomorrow - it's my own stand of knowledge and if I think of horses, there is not a lot I know so far.
So if you want to use it, keep that in mind.

20' sketches
(http://abload.de/img/sketch-2014-8-5gmdwu.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PsylentKnight on August 06, 2014, 03:07:08 am
Thanks Ambi. I ended up just doing dirt swallowing it up as with the other elements, so that I could sort of have the same kind of flow. Good progress and dedication with the value studies.  :y: On the ball, you should make it so that it slows down when nearing the crest of the jump, and then speeds up as it nears the ground. As opposed to it being the same speed the whole time, as it appears to be now. Looks good though, I like the squash. :)

But yea, I finally finished it. :)
52 frames total... probably a bit excessive, but its technically 4 animations in one, so I guess 13 frames each isn't so bad.

(http://i.imgur.com/N71vd8e.gif)

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Day 9


Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ambivorous on August 06, 2014, 06:09:12 pm
Hopefully I'll be able to convert my value studies into normal thumbnail studies now!
I am significantly satisfied with the progress I have made (in only a month no less). Truly daily studies are the best way to learn.

Mm I see, Psylent; looking back I really could have made quite a difference with more carefully placed frames on that animation.
I should do more of them (animations).

(http://i.imgur.com/padwyue.png)
Minor PROGRESS.

(http://i.imgur.com/RoRKNCj.gif)
Clustered up Miro's little people.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on August 06, 2014, 10:30:22 pm
proportion study:

(http://abload.de/img/sketch-2014-8-6g6jr4.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ambivorous on August 07, 2014, 08:52:10 pm
The only thing I managed to do today was a minute edit of EvilEye's tree (paint bucket and selection tool only):
(http://i.imgur.com/wUPP39X.gif)

At least it made my art brain work a bit.


The reason for this is combined with why I will probably not be posting anything for the next three weeks or so. I'm going to Europe for a holiday tomorrow to spend all my money! Yay!
Taking my sketch pad with though, so I'll keep up with those at least.

Keep up the good work. See you in a few weeks.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on August 07, 2014, 11:38:44 pm
quick horseheads, mainly tried to figure out what's changing to the bone.

(http://abload.de/img/sketch-2014-8-7l0bns.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PsylentKnight on August 08, 2014, 03:58:53 am
By the way, I've decided for the time being that Wednesday will be my day off so I don't get burnt out on this and keep having fun with this, which is after all the goal for me. So far having a goal of doing one small thing a day has inspired me to be more productive in the past couple of weeks than I ever have with this project. Though that's not saying much. :P

Today, I downsized the health icon from 64 x 64 to 32 x 32 and cleaned it up, so now its not as big as the character. lol.

Also made a quick credit card thing. The player will be able to load it with Purple Points at the carnival, much like the Silver Points in the fair on Chrono Trigger. For those of you who haven't played that, basically its just for fun bs things like carnival games or what have you rather than actual items to progress in the game, like weapons. I decided to make it a separate item that will go in the inventory rather than a money counter in the HUD, since this currency is useless outside the carnival.

(http://i.imgur.com/DRNxQFH.png?8724)

(http://i.imgur.com/MC3DgqD.png)

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Day 10
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on August 08, 2014, 08:55:14 pm
Disciples inspired demon
(http://i60.tinypic.com/29xfzif.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PsylentKnight on August 09, 2014, 04:38:22 am
Wasn't feeling so great today, so I just did a couple of quick enemy concept sketches. Bonus points if you know who they're based off of.

(http://i.imgur.com/VOdZ4rw.jpg?4?9960)

Day 11
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on August 09, 2014, 11:43:17 am
dished head, roman head, roman head, dished/straight
various angles/types of horse heads

(http://abload.de/img/sketch-2014-8-8xae5a.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: LarkoftheRiver on August 09, 2014, 06:02:27 pm
Sketch for the sake of posting something.
I haven't posted in ages..

(http://i.imgur.com/Rmty7Wp.jpg)
ew I hate my scanner.. does anyone have any tips on making the drawing quality better in a scanner? I normally take photos but..

edit- retook with my phone
(http://i.imgur.com/6dbTFgi.jpg)

edit2- paws
(http://th06.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/i/2014/221/e/3/paws__free_to_reference____by_larkoftheriver-d7uf9bf.jpg)
and more scanner tests.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PsylentKnight on August 10, 2014, 03:25:39 am
I drew this today. It took about two hours hand drawing using a font I found online as a reference. I was going for a circus flyer font, but I'm afraid it looks too much like a Western font.

Its for social media outlets (which I'm in the process of setting up), the dev blog I started on this forum today, and the start of the game.
(http://i.imgur.com/6m4312b.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: surt on August 10, 2014, 09:49:39 am
The tiles were largely done earlier but the sprites and assembly of the mockup were today:
(http://img.uninhabitant.com/monkeylad_mockup.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on August 10, 2014, 09:25:49 pm
trying to get familiar with the body of the horse

(http://abload.de/img/sketch-2014-8-10vluhx.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: rikfuzz on August 11, 2014, 09:42:04 am
The tiles were largely done earlier but the sprites and assembly of the mockup were today:
(http://img.uninhabitant.com/monkeylad_mockup.png)

Love how colourful this is. Super nice!  Really miss his original sprite though.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on August 11, 2014, 01:43:48 pm
notes on overall proportion, neck and front leg anatomy

(http://abload.de/img/sketch-2014-8-11t0lpb.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on August 11, 2014, 09:49:19 pm
(http://i59.tinypic.com/27zm8np.gif)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on August 12, 2014, 12:34:03 am
a tad more elegant proportions

(http://abload.de/img/sketch-2014-8-12nokty.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PsylentKnight on August 12, 2014, 02:02:37 am
New character. Fire/anger. This will probably be the last thing I'll post here... no need in posting on this and my development blog. :P

(http://i.imgur.com/XAGPlOV.png)

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Day 12
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: LarkoftheRiver on August 12, 2014, 02:06:02 am
Rather big image
(http://i.imgur.com/zZly83c.png)

Been doing some space work more and was also going to do the fur tomorrow.
All from scratch in Photoshop (with some tutorial help.. if anyone wants the links I can give them here) except for the moon texture, which can be found here. (http://shockbeam.deviantart.com/art/Planet-Texture-21787928)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: em on August 12, 2014, 06:48:28 am
(http://i1365.photobucket.com/albums/r755/binderbear/chelldos_zps782e851b.png)

It's a piece with GLaDOS and Chell from Portal, for my friend who really, really ships ChellDOS. I'm working a lot on the folds right now, because so far the lab coat has been the most confusing part!
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: rikfuzz on August 12, 2014, 08:32:12 am
Confusing - shouldn't GlaDOS resemble
(http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120621160255/half-life/en/images/b/b5/Caroline_infobox.png)
?
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on August 12, 2014, 10:50:55 am
Agreeing with rikfuzz.
Caroline <3


Still playing Majora, I'm done with the Great Bay area so I started working on zoras:
(http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2014/224/5/c/lulu_by_thisisellian-d7utlj9.png)

Also Cyangmou, I remember you saying something like you were waiting on me to reach gyrog?
That FUCKING PIECE OF SHIT FISH.
I reached the end of the dungeon at the end of day 3 and couldn't beat the crap out of that seaweed smoker in time.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: em on August 12, 2014, 04:58:45 pm
Confusing - shouldn't GlaDOS resemble
(http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120621160255/half-life/en/images/b/b5/Caroline_infobox.png)
?

Possibly? (Disclaimer: I've never played Portal, the piece is based off of what the friend described to me, so feel free to tell me if I'm wrong.)
From what I understood, GLaDOS is a computer in-game and doesn't really have an established human form, but some parts of the Portal fandom like to depict an alternate universe where GLaDOS is human or has an android body, for shipping and fanart purposes. And in those communities, she usually has white hair and clothes. Whereas in-game Chell's the brunette with the tank top and orange pants.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on August 12, 2014, 08:57:18 pm
In Portal 2, you visit a part of the lab that is from the early 1900s, and learn that GladOS is more or less an human put into a computer, that human being the one portrayed above, Caroline. I can't remember if the game actually confirms it, but it's so obvious that it has to be canon.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on August 12, 2014, 09:17:39 pm
(http://i62.tinypic.com/2qw0ufa.gif)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: LarkoftheRiver on August 12, 2014, 10:48:04 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/8l5rhGV.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on August 12, 2014, 10:58:31 pm
mainly rear leg

(http://abload.de/img/sketch-2014-8-13jvu0e.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on August 12, 2014, 11:07:11 pm
(http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2014/224/e/a/wip_by_thisisellian-d7uwi64.png)

More zora~
It's getting hard finding time to pixel those days, ugh.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on August 13, 2014, 01:57:24 am
Also Cyangmou, I remember you saying something like you were waiting on me to reach gyrog?
That FUCKING PIECE OF SHIT FISH.
I reached the end of the dungeon at the end of day 3 and couldn't beat the crap out of that seaweed smoker in time.

Gyorg is definitely one of the more challenging bosses in the n64 zelda games =)
Definitely one of my most favorite designs as well.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on August 13, 2014, 11:09:55 pm
early horse full-plate armor
(http://abload.de/img/sketch-2014-8-14zgsww.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on August 13, 2014, 11:40:21 pm
Wow, nice armor.

(http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2014/225/7/0/wip_by_thisisellian-d7v1qdp.png)
Tijo is too colorful compared to the others, ugh.

EDIT:
Also the Poe Collector, because I love the Poe Collector.
(http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2014/225/f/9/wip2_by_thisisellian-d7v20es.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: YellowLime on August 14, 2014, 11:20:29 am
Cyangmou: Nice traditional study sketches all around, all the way back to when you started posting them here earlier this year :y:
They inspired me into getting a bit into drawing traditionally from reference as well. There's a special charm to it :)
Maybe I'll post some of it here, even though it's spread out throughout the last few months.

Ellian: Cool pixel fanart of one of the more experimentally successful games of the series (which I got back then, as a kid, only because it was on a golden cartridge :lol:)
I enjoy how you emulate the heavy shading used in the official art for the game. ;D
Did the Poe Collector also make an appearance in Majora's? In any case, I wanted to point out that the highlight makes it look like an Olimar nose, instead of... whatever it was supposed to be (neck stump?).
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on August 14, 2014, 08:57:02 pm
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ldoTmWBtka8/Uj7RCIeGPLI/AAAAAAAAAQQ/8iixv-qRrBE/s1600/120px-Poecollector.png)
I think it's a... glowy... eye... thing?
And yeah, he's guarding the entrance of Ikana village, and also host a mini game where you have to defeat Poes within a time limit.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on August 14, 2014, 08:59:51 pm
(http://i61.tinypic.com/1ypz79.gif)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on August 14, 2014, 11:39:17 pm
Cyangmou: Nice traditional study sketches all around, all the way back to when you started posting them here earlier this year :y:
They inspired me into getting a bit into drawing traditionally from reference as well. There's a special charm to it :)
Maybe I'll post some of it here, even though it's spread out throughout the last few months.

Just post the new stuff if you do some drawing. After all the thread here is rather for actual practice sketches and not solely intended for finished work - alhough if you post finished work, it's also fine.
Obervational drawing and sketching is for me the solid foundation of my art and my understanding of the subjects I draw.   

going more in the depth of the rear leg & hip of the horse
lower layer of rear leg muscles, sideview rear leg, perspective rear leg, femur, femur&hip

(http://abload.de/img/sketch-2014-8-15rds7i.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on August 15, 2014, 12:12:43 am
(http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2014/226/2/2/wip_by_thisisellian-d7v6rty.png)

Only one Indigo-go to go~
Fucking skull, eugh. Way too much details on that shit, it's not even consistent with the rest...
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on August 15, 2014, 12:57:06 am
guess it shows off that the initial image was done as perspective group drawing with applied depth through coloring Tijo brighter and making the piano guy darker because of the overall shading style

where there is a lot of space to improve is actual weight, flow and proportion which is imo solved really well in the original art
roughed it out myself with the size you used.

(http://abload.de/img/zora_editariki.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on August 15, 2014, 08:38:39 pm
creature design

(http://abload.de/img/sketch-2014-8-15-2ogzrc.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on August 16, 2014, 01:04:55 am
guess it shows off that the initial image was done as perspective group drawing with applied depth through coloring Tijo brighter and making the piano guy darker because of the overall shading style

where there is a lot of space to improve is actual weight, flow and proportion which is imo solved really well in the original art
roughed it out myself with the size you used.

(http://abload.de/img/zora_editariki.png)

Yeah, I didn't realize Evan was a regularly colored zora (he's actually blue in the game) because of that artwork.
Also I have this very bad/stupid tendency to mess up with perspectives because my brain goes all "2D GAME SPRITE MODE ENGAGED" and remove all perspective so the characters can stand on a flat plane. Oh well.

Love your edit, it makes blue backlights a lot easier to add. I should try to make some outlineless art some day. And the pose is a LOT better... ugh. Stop making me want to remake it all.  :blind:




(http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2014/227/7/c/wip_by_thisisellian-d7vbqz2.png)
Finally done with the Indigo-gos, I'll fix Mikau's big head tomorrow but now, sleep, it's 3am.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on August 16, 2014, 11:04:38 pm
just some hints what you could look out for in future work.
Actually it might be a good idea to get rid of superflat-mode and actually consider pixels with form and depth too.

Archosaurus time - crocodile skull

(http://abload.de/img/sketch-2014-8-16n7zcp.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on August 16, 2014, 11:38:53 pm
Nuuuh I'm gonna stick to superflat foreverz  :-[
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on August 17, 2014, 10:41:02 pm
forever is a long time...

war saddle, 16th century

(http://abload.de/img/sketch-2014-8-17tbsqu.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: LarkoftheRiver on August 18, 2014, 05:05:02 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/OTGhxEcl.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on August 18, 2014, 07:56:14 pm
different shaffrons

(http://abload.de/img/sketch-2014-8-18xgunl.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on August 19, 2014, 01:30:03 pm
carefully idealized and weightwise aligned pose

(http://abload.de/img/sketch-2014-8-1946s1s.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on August 20, 2014, 11:42:15 pm
after oversleeping the initial sketch from yesterday I overworked it, while trying to keep what was good.
changed mainly the leg/hip placement and worked more on the movement of the abdominals
also I hope I got some of the forehortening of the limbs better readable.

(http://abload.de/img/sketch-2014-8-20uzi8b.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: surt on August 21, 2014, 09:03:04 am
(http://img.uninhabitant.com/breakdown_mockup.png)
(http://img.uninhabitant.com/brickhead_mockup.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on August 22, 2014, 12:12:29 am
leg armor studies, design sketches and designs

(http://abload.de/img/sketch-2014-8-21nfjm1.png)
(http://abload.de/img/sketch-2014-8-21-2cskbl.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: surt on August 22, 2014, 11:08:50 am
(http://img.uninhabitant.com/harpys_son.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on August 22, 2014, 08:57:48 pm
another design

(http://abload.de/img/sketch-2014-8-22-2hmsjv.png)

form drawing

(http://abload.de/img/sketch-2014-8-22fysm3.png)

and a nearly final lineart (some details might need tweaking)

(http://abload.de/img/sketch-2014-8-23_vandausdt.png)

Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Mr. Fahrenheit on August 23, 2014, 02:29:48 am
Surt that looks fucking rad  ;D
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: blumunkee on August 23, 2014, 03:23:58 am
Surt is that an existing palette you are using or is it custom?
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ai on August 23, 2014, 05:42:41 am
I'm pretty sure that's the standard NES palette.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: surt on August 23, 2014, 06:20:06 am
What Ai said.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: yaomon17 on August 23, 2014, 06:29:45 am
(http://i.imgur.com/OiunTdc.png)
Drawing 3 random heads in under 30 mins
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: |||| on August 23, 2014, 11:15:38 pm
 I like that leg armour Cyangmou! Medieval Creya  :y:

Also I like those NES tiles Surt.

(http://i.imgur.com/y1Q5GmT.png)
(edit, added a sketch)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: surt on August 24, 2014, 08:10:52 am
(http://img.uninhabitant.com/star_paladin.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Arachne on August 24, 2014, 03:11:55 pm
Trees! ;D

(http://www.retinaleclipse.com/simpletrees.png)


Some inspiring low-color work, there. :0' I really like the green/brown/gray combination.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on August 24, 2014, 04:54:10 pm
I like that leg armour Cyangmou! Medieval Creya  :y:
it's more reminiscent of (late renaissance) representative armor - not intented to be actually used, but made just to looking at, nonetheless functional.

@arachne
stylish trees, like the second one most.

I worked a lot on the face, did some sketching and a final higher res lineart to get the proportions nailed down in an exact way to serve as a solid base.

(http://abload.de/img/sketch-2014-8-24-edit24j9o.png)

hmm well I guess I am happy with that step, fixed all the bigger glaringly bad lineart issues with proportion and form by now I guess

(http://abload.de/img/sketch-2014-8-24-2_retwk3r.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: |||| on August 24, 2014, 07:38:21 pm
Interesting how you're building it up in layers.. Are you using a light table by chance Cyangmou?

Something kinda old.. I was going to use it for a border for a couple character designs but scrapped it due to it looking too traditional while the characters were much more digital looking. Plus I thought the design was weak overall.. The only thing I do like is the pillar and bust:

(http://i.imgur.com/JhBtxmU.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: surt on August 25, 2014, 07:43:21 am
(http://img.uninhabitant.com/trivial_ega_tiles_mockup.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ai on August 25, 2014, 12:17:26 pm
(http://img.uninhabitant.com/trivial_ega_tiles_mockup.png)
That's quite a weird effect. I can see you used EGA palette, but for some reason.. When I look at it, it feels like it's a mix of square pixels (pink bars and girders, crates, grass), wide pixels (brown ladders/grey chunks/), and tall pixels (the blue wavy tube? things and the red ladders). Really difficult to describe.
This is not a criticism exactly, it just seems to surprise the part of my brain that tries to predict what I'll see next.

Is the purple supposed to be plastic? The only other thing that came to mind was candy.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: BatElite on August 25, 2014, 05:23:40 pm
(http://imgur.com/9XxxYp6.png)

I got some inspiration from surt's last post
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on August 25, 2014, 10:01:21 pm
Interesting how you're building it up in layers.. Are you using a light table by chance Cyangmou?
thin paper, a light table would only be necessary if I actually would go to make a finished pencil artwork on a thicker more expensive paper.

continued, don't consider it as a sketch anymore.
(http://abload.de/img/creya_grayscaleegkpx.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: |||| on August 25, 2014, 10:09:39 pm
I see.. Man, She's pretty stylish!
I have a light table from my trade school days. But I barely use it anymore.. only once in a blue moon.

Surt: Impressive how you perpetually crank out 8-bit mock ups!
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on August 26, 2014, 09:35:44 pm
Santa-Fe train

(http://abload.de/img/sketch-2014-8-26dfj2t.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on August 27, 2014, 09:24:23 pm
some skulls
(http://abload.de/img/sketch-2014-8-27b2kso.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: surt on August 29, 2014, 12:50:09 pm
(http://img.uninhabitant.com/loveable_rogue_mockup.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: YellowLime on August 30, 2014, 12:55:40 pm
Cyangmou:  :o Impressive, especially after having seen all the previous sketches.

surt: Lovely indeed :y: I hope that what shows up after that last screen isn't "Congradulation, you are super player" :lol:

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag382/yellowlimemail/2014-08-30pirange5high_zps484cf98a.png)
Read about Van Gogh's life on Wikipedia yesterday (Seth MacFarlane conned poor uncultured me into believing he had gifted his ear to a girl :mean: ).
He led a sad, lonely life despite giving so much to art. :(

I played with one Pirange 5 High palette a little bit (from a very useful image with a collage of palettes I'm sure has been posted many times in this forum). Undecided on the girl's hairstyle/brows.
(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag382/yellowlimemail/Palettes_zpsc10d6944.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Beetleking22 on August 31, 2014, 12:34:58 pm
(http://i59.tinypic.com/2v3dsbc6.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Mr. Fahrenheit on August 31, 2014, 01:54:45 pm
Mmm, I like those dead trees
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Beetleking22 on August 31, 2014, 03:15:41 pm
Thank you :)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on August 31, 2014, 10:14:37 pm
back from a festival
various gas masks & related designs

(http://abload.de/img/sketch-2014-8-31pustj.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on September 01, 2014, 09:14:30 pm
selection of various guns and rifles to get familiar with form, proportion and technical progression

(http://abload.de/img/sketch-2014-9-1roj73.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: yaomon17 on September 02, 2014, 04:06:27 am
(http://i.imgur.com/ckiBq8E.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/CyzjePA.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/45uvm5V.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/tnQjXi5.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/6YcYh6C.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/v9VFh24.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/xhwPisE.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on September 03, 2014, 12:28:02 am
more detailled sketches compared to yesterday.

(http://abload.de/img/sketch-2014-9-2kro9x.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: YellowLime on September 03, 2014, 06:31:32 pm
(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag382/yellowlimemail/2014-09-03_zps65b20e8e.png)

This time I misuse a different palette!

The little thing to the left is an unfinished attempt at a tilable palm tree, but can be misconstrued into something else :blind:
Actually went and continued the palm tree for a little bit (it was that bad :lol:)

Kero Blaster is a very short and sweet game and everyone should play it. :)

"There are no ugly colors, only ugly combinations of colors" -Someone
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on September 03, 2014, 07:34:25 pm
working on infantry cannons.

(http://abload.de/img/sketch-2014-9-306jgg.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Beetleking22 on September 03, 2014, 08:43:05 pm
Boarman wip..

(http://i62.tinypic.com/2eusxs4.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ambivorous on September 03, 2014, 09:41:47 pm
I have returned!

I'm rusty, I'm uninspired (surprisingly) and I'm procrastinating too much.
I didn't do anything yesterday or the day before, so I just forced myself to throw together something to get the ball rolling again. It's embarrassing, please don't look.

(http://i.imgur.com/pTTBAIn.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/OoFmlzh.gif)



Infantry cannons? Awesome!
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on September 04, 2014, 08:42:04 pm
welcome back ambivorous =)

storm-infantry equipment
(http://abload.de/img/sketch-2014-9-4-1x7s5o.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Pix3M on September 05, 2014, 07:29:14 am
(http://i58.tinypic.com/2rruvyh.gif)

I made this much more quickly than I thought, in only two hours from a friend's concept art
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: 32 on September 05, 2014, 08:23:21 am
(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t42/The_32nd_day/headwind-2bit_zps9798c00b.png)

Finally getting around to playing with some styles for a thing I've been doing concepts on for ages. 3 colours+transparency, Helm style strict clusters. Hopefully more to come soon :-X.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on September 05, 2014, 05:47:57 pm
finalized concept art:

(http://abload.de/img/storm-infantry_conceprkodp.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: surt on September 06, 2014, 02:59:09 am
Mocked up with some older tiles:
(http://img.uninhabitant.com/megacommando.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: DatMuffinMan on September 06, 2014, 05:16:21 pm
saw this guy at the library

(http://i.imgur.com/wVrQi73.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on September 06, 2014, 09:06:48 pm
idealized, constructed and posed anatomical base
(http://abload.de/img/sketch-2014-9-6gnroc.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: YellowLime on September 07, 2014, 03:57:16 pm
Beetleking22: :o
Pix3M: Two hours? Holy shit :crazy:
32: Looking good. :) What do you mean with 'Helm-style strict clusters'?

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag382/yellowlimemail/2014-09-06_3_zps31f3854f.png)
(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag382/yellowlimemail/2014-09-06_2southhouse_zpsdb59c6c3.png)

Yesterday's stuff.
The two pictured 'Pirange' palettes would be good for some Giger-esque/elaborate monochrome style stuff.
(Although I'm still a little uncomfortable working with low-saturation :lol:)
The 'scene' is supposed to take place in an idealized American south (wheat field). Still 4x4 tiles, to leave room for further detailing if I decide to.
I also made a lil' knight. :)

Edit:
(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag382/yellowlimemail/2014-09-07southhouse_zpsc4ad8cc4.png)
A little progress on the scene
Only just now I have realized that either the house is very big, or the wheat is genetically modified to be as tall as grass :blind:
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on September 07, 2014, 10:02:18 pm
line art:

(http://abload.de/img/sketch-2014-9-7pnjrk.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: 32 on September 07, 2014, 10:06:30 pm
32: Looking good. :) What do you mean with 'Helm-style strict clusters'?

In reference to Helm's cluster study threads, no single pixels. Here's a slightly updated version where I think I got all of them.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t42/The_32nd_day/headwind-2bit_clean_zpsa1f8c850.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Pix3M on September 08, 2014, 07:53:08 am
Oops, I should downsize these if I decide to post them here  :o

(http://i59.tinypic.com/iglqbq.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on September 08, 2014, 09:43:09 pm
(http://abload.de/img/sketch-2014-9-8acj7h.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PsylentKnight on September 08, 2014, 10:39:18 pm
Character sketch.

(http://i.imgur.com/kVRVDpI.jpg?4?7926)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on September 09, 2014, 11:51:07 am
Hello, people!

I'm back from a long weekend at my parents, so it's back to pix---...
Oh right, I have commission work to finish.

Oh well, have a doodle then!
(http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2014/252/e/4/wip_by_thisisellian-d7yjdpf.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Batzy on September 09, 2014, 04:52:46 pm
http://www.posemaniacs.com/thirtysecond (http://www.posemaniacs.com/thirtysecond)

(http://s6.postimg.org/yp03sqaa9/poses.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on September 09, 2014, 10:39:40 pm
(http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2014/252/b/7/billbig_by_thisisellian-d7ylgxo.gif)

I loooooooooove Gravity Falls!  :)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on September 09, 2014, 10:56:34 pm
I like tanks...

(http://abload.de/img/sketch-2014-9-99fs5l.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Beetleking22 on September 10, 2014, 12:50:29 am
(http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2014/252/b/7/billbig_by_thisisellian-d7ylgxo.gif)

I loooooooooove Gravity Falls!  :)

Looks so good <3
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: 32 on September 10, 2014, 04:00:31 am
(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t42/The_32nd_day/headwind_mockup_100914_zpsccac5e41.png)
Scribbly thinking out loud mockup. Will probably make a thread for this soon.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Pix3M on September 10, 2014, 05:21:07 am
Quick life drawing of a simple rock statue they glued on top of each other in a local park.

Found that the things that makes something look like a rock is mostly in the smaller details mostly around the edges of the postive space and the shadows.

(http://i57.tinypic.com/m9n7gj.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on September 10, 2014, 11:58:39 pm
another one

(http://abload.de/img/sketch-2014-9-10-2g0sbw.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PsylentKnight on September 11, 2014, 04:59:21 am
(http://i.imgur.com/xKNGjx5.png?1)

Sprite based off of previous concept sketch.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: surt on September 13, 2014, 08:18:34 am
(http://img.uninhabitant.com/dinkydrakes3.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Mac on September 14, 2014, 09:01:23 pm
Hospital room and character sprite:
(http://i.imgur.com/eM5P3qH.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/BQIiBJ9.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on September 14, 2014, 10:33:09 pm
the show must go on...

(http://abload.de/img/sketch-2014-9-13gyryt.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on September 15, 2014, 10:23:10 pm
(http://abload.de/img/sketch-2014-9-158cj0w.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: lachrymose on September 16, 2014, 12:23:21 am
Just sketching, might work this into a pixel.

(http://th07.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/f/2014/258/e/9/20140915_170439_by_straightsjacket-d7zc0o4.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: yaomon17 on September 16, 2014, 06:20:21 am
I know the post said image but this is made of images and I don't think it warrants its own topic.
Made this over the past 2 days for a contest to win a new laptop (which probably isn't worth it but I figured it would be good practice)
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/48945867/BradsSlapdown/index.html
If a blank screen appears after the intro or the game freezes during loading, the game is still loading. Wait a couple of seconds and refresh.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on September 16, 2014, 07:43:34 pm
(http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2014/259/1/c/wip_by_thisisellian-d7zf2fl.png)

Trying a few things, not quite sure how I'm gonna make this work, but eeeeeh.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on September 16, 2014, 10:42:23 pm
designwork

(http://abload.de/img/sketch2014-9-16-allrtjfv.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: NowvaB on September 17, 2014, 06:26:18 am
Early Mornin' Sketch, like 2AM early.

(http://imgur.com/MfqMegJ.png)

kinda want to finish this one.

Oh, yeah... I'm new. Hello.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on September 17, 2014, 07:05:43 pm
hello

concept art
(http://abload.de/img/heavy-infantry_concepohs9l.png)

Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on September 20, 2014, 11:44:14 pm
Changed style quite a bit, and now working hard on that Nes jam thing:

(http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2014/263/3/3/wip4_by_thisisellian-d7zx4md.gif)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: RAV on September 21, 2014, 02:39:39 pm
the sort of quick sketching I do for various tests.
 (http://www.tidesofblood.com/download/file.php?id=501)
I guess it be nice to put more detailed effort in one of these some day, but I don't know much how to go about it and got my hands full.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Well, it's a long rainy Sunday, so I gave it another pot shot.
(http://www.tidesofblood.com/download/file.php?id=508)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on September 23, 2014, 06:52:26 pm
careful idealized perspective pose drawing, will serve as a base.

(http://abload.de/img/sketch2014-9-23vgup8.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on September 24, 2014, 08:35:14 pm
line

(http://abload.de/img/sketch-2014-9-24-1gnqyf.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on September 26, 2014, 12:11:13 pm
(http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2014/269/9/6/steven_by_thisisellian-d80ka9w.png)

I blame my wife for making me do this.
(like I needed to be asked)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on September 27, 2014, 10:04:04 pm
Double post?! what is this madness
(http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2014/270/1/f/tinyplumberwip3_by_thisisellian-d80qxyt.gif)

Back to game jams here~
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: AlcopopStar on September 29, 2014, 02:09:09 pm
@Ellian,

Lovely stuff

You've gained yourself a follower.

@Cyangmou,

Really interesting to see the leg work you put behind your pixels. Great design.

@Rav

Always love ur low poly stuff man, the sculptor in me is wanting to see that 3D printed lmao.

Here is some nonsense from my sketch book recently:

(http://33.media.tumblr.com/54f530fead0f0e24f05b6328e35e2015/tumblr_nco1jgIq4U1tqtlfzo6_500.png)
(http://33.media.tumblr.com/9da2aa56ecb85805f603f8ad267802a6/tumblr_nco1jgIq4U1tqtlfzo2_250.png)(http://38.media.tumblr.com/b7987c5c1a1827a384017eaa11a56184/tumblr_nco1jgIq4U1tqtlfzo3_250.png)
(http://33.media.tumblr.com/75e57743aa7634ab6257207c4d80761c/tumblr_nco1jgIq4U1tqtlfzo5_250.png)(http://33.media.tumblr.com/b389507e922b7e8dc1fe60c503b1c0fe/tumblr_nco1jgIq4U1tqtlfzo1_250.png)
(http://38.media.tumblr.com/e4dd8a6ed4cf89d233bb2f3a7319ac75/tumblr_nco1jgIq4U1tqtlfzo7_250.png)(http://31.media.tumblr.com/e37f6c9d05c354e6fa81894339a0e5d8/tumblr_nco1jgIq4U1tqtlfzo8_250.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on October 01, 2014, 10:29:05 pm
That's some pretty awesome sketches you have there. Love the 2nd, 3rd and 5th characters!

(http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2014/274/f/e/spacedandy_by_thisisellian-d818lpy.png)
And I finished watching the last episode of Space¤Dandy season 2 today, so... I figured I'd throw in a few pixels as a celebration.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: |||| on October 02, 2014, 01:35:27 am
Really nice posts lately.

(http://i.imgur.com/PLHdN3p.png)   (http://i.imgur.com/BFH0Oo4.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PsylentKnight on October 02, 2014, 06:15:01 am
Hey guys, its been a while. Progress has been slow since my first "test week", and I'm afraid the second test week will kill it off completely, so I'm trying to get my project started again in earnest.

Here's a WIP of my background. The rollercoaster is upper layer of the background. The left part is obviously unfinished. The part spiraling into the distance feels weird.

The mid player of the background will be hills or something simple. The furthest layer will be the sky/sun.

(http://i.imgur.com/8Y1Eth0.png?1?4572)

Really cool reference photo:
(http://i.imgur.com/8a5FRQ7.jpg)

UPDATE (still a WIP):

(http://i.imgur.com/GjvRyct.png?1?1991)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: |||| on October 03, 2014, 09:48:44 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/DFzOSDX.png?1)
colored fine-point felt tips on cardbaoard
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on October 03, 2014, 11:53:53 pm
design sketches

(http://abload.de/img/light_cavalry_designsrjkov.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Probo on October 04, 2014, 08:51:06 am
i watched (well, listened to) a tonne of pre rec yesterday whilst pixelling, and i got the impulse to pixel the hosts!

(http://i.imgur.com/TSp59Pu.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: DatMuffinMan on October 09, 2014, 02:45:10 am
inktober day 8. Some rock formation studies, and a particular spaceship in the background.

(http://i.imgur.com/OR5SAHN.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on October 09, 2014, 08:55:57 pm
(http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2014/282/f/4/worm_by_thisisellian-d825ghy.png)

Bored at work today, I made an earthworm lamia during my lunch break.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on October 11, 2014, 01:31:00 am
(https://38.media.tumblr.com/0a83703f2b5d7b2868ece799d9e1fce2/tumblr_nd9aq6KKWN1r9e5hxo1_500.png)
Game jammin', jammin', hope you like jammin' too~
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PixelPiledriver on October 11, 2014, 03:09:55 am
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-LTCJHNtYOwM/VDjm_WZB9CI/AAAAAAAAKN8/n9Tr97I_k7g/s1600/sketchyShit_12.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Alex Sinigaglia on October 13, 2014, 10:53:40 pm
I think this fits here (even if I didn't do it today):
(http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u402/GodofDeath94/Privato/Doodle.png~original)
Kung Fu Man vs Suave Dude (Mugen) doodle drawn in fifteen minutes (I think).
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Lexou Duck on October 14, 2014, 07:42:46 pm
it's been a looooong time since i haven't posted here

so here's a sketch dump of the summer

give any criticism you feel you should !

(http://i.imgur.com/2P2WfKs.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on October 14, 2014, 10:29:29 pm
(https://33.media.tumblr.com/c72a34a54dc8228281a610318849589f/tumblr_ndggoi1Q6B1r9e5hxo1_500.png)

Between freelancing evenings and game jam weekends, I'm doing a little character design researches for a side-project.  ;D
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on October 15, 2014, 09:53:17 pm
(http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2014/288/8/0/wip_by_thisisellian-d82yc1t.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Facet on October 15, 2014, 11:10:25 pm
Ellian! I've been catching up a few pages around about, and the plumbing platformer and worm lady just before really tickled me.

I do feel on most of these pieces that they could easily look better, just without the internal dark outlines and faint AA.   
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: DatMuffinMan on October 19, 2014, 07:15:50 pm
for pixel dailies on twitter

(http://i.imgur.com/Ln0mg50.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on October 19, 2014, 07:52:05 pm
Ellian! I've been catching up a few pages around about, and the plumbing platformer and worm lady just before really tickled me.

I do feel on most of these pieces that they could easily look better, just without the internal dark outlines and faint AA.
Ugh I'm always overdoing it with AA, huh?  :(
As for internal outlines (wait, that doesn't make any sense XD) I try to only use them when I need to show a real separation and break it with lighter colors when not (kinda like the cap in my current avatar) but sometimes I just forgot / am lazy / make poor choices.  :yell:
But thanks for pointing this out. :)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Facet on October 19, 2014, 08:54:36 pm
Ah, I didn't mean for you to have to defend how you do things in a casual thread :-X; just having seen a bunch of your stuff at once, seemed like things you might have been doing out of habit, unnecessarily.
 
I meant the AA seemed so low contrast as not to be that useful really; which I guess would encourage extra too.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: NowvaB on October 19, 2014, 10:35:23 pm
Ellian, I could have sworn she was an Eskimo, ha ha. oh well.

(http://i.imgur.com/w89HNKC.png)
Quickly prepared a sprite to make walking cycles. joy...  :-[
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: 0xDB on October 22, 2014, 11:24:57 am
(http://abload.de/img/2014_10_22_decisionsfvzuas.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on October 27, 2014, 11:53:17 pm
Animatiiiiing god this takes forever and everything is distracting me
(http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2014/300/1/8/spearlady_idle_by_thisisellian-d84e05b.gif) (http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2014/300/d/e/spearlady_run_by_thisisellian-d84e054.gif) (http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2014/300/e/1/spearlady_jumpup_by_thisisellian-d84e057.gif)


I removed some of the AA on the face after your comment, Facet.
I'm gonna try to remove some on the coat, hopefully I'll stop being stupid and I'll save tons of time ahah

@NowvaB > That's actually a coat-thing made of dry leaves. :)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on October 28, 2014, 11:59:23 pm
(http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2014/301/9/1/spearlady_all_by_thisisellian-d84hzww.gif)

Alright, on my mark... ready... Run! Hold on... JUMP! Higher! Hiiiiigheeerrr--- okay get down now. Good. Land! Nice job, spear lady. Let's go to bed now, I'm exhausted.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Pix3M on November 02, 2014, 06:46:46 am
(http://i59.tinypic.com/2uxuyas.png)

Some people casually mentions trying to sell games to China, then next thing I know, I'm constantly researching modern Chinese culture to get a much better idea of how it exactly takes to be successful in a Chinese market, at least compared to the usual local market we all know well enough. No doubt is gonna be important for me to get familiarized with "my" culture.

Also decided to do some costume studies, and especially compare depictions not from Asia, other Asian countries, and depictions from the Chinese themselves. I got a looot more to do, hoping I keep up with this  :ouch:
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: The KKM on November 07, 2014, 01:38:12 pm
(https://33.media.tumblr.com/569f0adbd58a560819d8939624dbc768/tumblr_neo85ghcOr1qjhcfso1_1280.jpg)

Trying to break down Hiroshi Fujioka to its most basic recognizable shapes as Segata Sanshiro so I can try and draw a Sanshiro that doesnt necessarily look like Fujioka but is recognizably Sanshiro.

@Ellian- that looks utterly amazing and I'm envious of your knack for animating small sprites. Oh my god, the pants when she jumps, so good.

EDIT: Suppose I might as well add

(http://i.gyazo.com/b2b374ac1f47015500115b115d1435c3.png)

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/54778198/alexkidd2.gif)

(floor on the last one quickly taken from the actual Alex Kidd game)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PixelPiledriver on November 08, 2014, 12:49:06 am
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-neTzynDuzqk/VF1oYTcS_MI/AAAAAAAAKac/uexDrc7WaCw/s1600/trashTime_17.png)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-o9Z2sjj3GPw/VF2tG6YD9GI/AAAAAAAAKas/OHBf4PDifMw/s1600/GeneratedPixels_Death.png) (http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-kQ0bSPFMZdQ/VF2tHcE6VzI/AAAAAAAAKaw/LSw5l75Ss-c/s1600/GeneratedPixels_Death_Frames.gif)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Kasumi on November 09, 2014, 05:13:47 am
(http://i.imgur.com/F7dKuyl.gif)
Quick Sketch while watching an old film.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PixelPiledriver on November 09, 2014, 06:53:03 am
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-a_aDhBz_9Jg/VF8PM4U0KuI/AAAAAAAAKbc/EZNeOftKrVQ/s1600/AtTheBar.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: The KKM on November 09, 2014, 07:48:22 am
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/54778198/alexkidd3.gif)
Reanimated the walk- I prefer this, more fluid. Still some wonky bits though.

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/54778198/alexkidd5.gif)
And this... I'm divided here. The idea is that this is after Shinobi World, so Alex kept some Ninja stylings. My first reaction to this run though was "eh not working I'll do one with less frames and lots of motion blur".
Looking at it again though, I'm starting to find it charmingly goofy. What do you guys think?

(http://i.gyazo.com/a05c5d0f6e6ba0e5586690c5e52f28dd.png)

Meanwhile, planning to eventually paint this in the style of old JPN covers
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: yaomon17 on November 09, 2014, 08:26:18 am
(http://i.imgur.com/NvkoOeQ.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Mathias on November 10, 2014, 09:35:42 pm
Hey, sketchers.

(wow, new p2D avatar yaaayyyy)



So, I'm creating a catalog in Adobe Indesign, at work, and . . . it's going . . . really well. REALLY ENJOYING IT

(http://i.imgur.com/CKtLa09h.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PixelPiledriver on November 11, 2014, 06:20:15 pm
Those catalogs just wanna hug you bro.
At least the pain is giving you some inspiration.

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wow, new p2D avatar
Crazy right?
I had the same avatar since I signed up.
Change is good.

One of these days I will actually take the time to comment on all the great art in this thread....
Today is not that day... :blind:

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Kt4poOje0-A/VGJTQ0FctaI/AAAAAAAAKb4/jY7zCW9Dt3U/s1600/lady%2Band%2Bthe%2Bswan_5.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: AlcopopStar on November 12, 2014, 08:59:03 am
Been following your stuff on tumblr Ellian, loving the spear lady. :)

Very cool avatar Piledriver, it's like working from a glitchy Rorschach Splotch.

I've just finished study, so I have some oil paint studies to share,
(https://33.media.tumblr.com/c94f6a21979366b9d7276e93308c526c/tumblr_nelnw5qg6s1tqtlfzo9_400.png)(https://33.media.tumblr.com/98f6f7042780ba77ce6e3324729f556f/tumblr_nelnw5qg6s1tqtlfzo7_400.png)(https://33.media.tumblr.com/ab2e29fa2979183228f74f4cc9549186/tumblr_nelnw5qg6s1tqtlfzo5_400.png)
(https://38.media.tumblr.com/77aaa8bd671c1fd0ea0660188fa129f1/tumblr_nelnw5qg6s1tqtlfzo3_400.png)(https://33.media.tumblr.com/42be005f8923d60a8242ba172bd93385/tumblr_nelnw5qg6s1tqtlfzo4_400.png)(https://31.media.tumblr.com/4eed57bfe11fa51e40a409024fa285d5/tumblr_nelnw5qg6s1tqtlfzo1_400.png)
Not all of them work 100% (bottom middle i'm looking at you) but they were a fun exercise all up.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Pix3M on November 12, 2014, 09:21:51 pm
(http://i59.tinypic.com/rr7ceo.png)

More costume studies, grabbed a propaganda depiction of the Chinese before the boxer rebellion, clothes that people wore during the Tiananmen protests, and a tvtropes cover example of a Japanese stereotypical depiction of a Chinese girl.

Anyone know a picture of a real-life Chinese girl with the Japanese-origin stereotype of 'odango hair'?
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PixelPiledriver on November 18, 2014, 06:40:42 am
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/--PHClasemOc/VGrptEQwWpI/AAAAAAAAKcY/3wqVlGe9CQM/s1600/DrunkenLetter_8.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Pix3M on November 18, 2014, 10:10:26 am
(http://i57.tinypic.com/2qjgb48.png)

Made this study after an amusing find of an unconvincing attempt at an Asian setting  :crazy:
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PixelPiledriver on November 18, 2014, 09:37:44 pm
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Very cool avatar Piledriver, it's like working from a glitchy Rorschach Splotch.
The initial image was created with a random pixel generator I have been coding.
It's a fun base to start with.
I plan on doing a thread about it sometime soon.  :blind:

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I've just finished study, so I have some oil paint studies to share,
Dope.
Nice to see some physical stuff in here.

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Anyone know a picture of a real-life Chinese girl with the Japanese-origin stereotype of 'odango hair'?
I did it.
I won the prize.
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-N7F5odh1gIA/VGu3OMSGy9I/AAAAAAAAKco/z7dFNE4FMKs/s1600/HK-BUN-05-05-06-e-girl.jpg)

I'll admit that was somewhat difficult.
While it exists, it's definitely an iconic protrusion.
It looks cute, therefore people repeat it.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Pix3M on November 18, 2014, 11:06:10 pm
Now I'm curious. I reverse searched this and the image was related to a Bun festival in Hong Kong, not the hairstyle, but the food 'bun'.  The background also makes me curious as I wasn't sure if that festival was in China proper as some people don't look ethnic Chinese  :-\

Attempting to search in Chinese got me interesting results. My only leads where that it was called 'Ox horns' in Chinese, but no sources provided me the actual chinese words for them, so I took a shot in the dark and looked up the characters for the individual words in a dictionary, got "牛角发型“, which got me pretty close to what I think I'm looking for.

http://img1.gtimg.com/lady/pics/hv1/184/251/889/57871414.jpg
http://img1.gtimg.com/lady/pics/hv1/184/251/889/57871414.jpg
http://www.lady8844.com/h017/h82/img201110141102401.jpg
http://img1.mplife.com/2011/8/31/561a2b27-7b25-4ddc-b178-1a3e692b33c2.JPG
http://photocdn.sohu.com/20090715/Img265223685.jpg
http://www.spzn123.com/huazhuang/UploadFiles_7936/201404/2014040911380007.jpg
http://009.img.haxiu.com/allimg/110822/530_110822145644_1.jpg

They don't look anything like how the Japanese draw them, but I'll trust that they're called ox horns from what little text I'm able to read, some of these are very literal too  :lol:

I should attempt searches in foreign languages more often to get results different from what English-language searches usually give me
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: API-Beast on November 19, 2014, 01:46:56 am
Searching for "Odango", "Odango Buns" or "Double Buns" gives plenty results  (not chinese girls though). Most look absolutely hideous with them though.

Japanese... the term seems to be "お団子二つ" there, or at least I get good results with that on Google.

Wikipedia says "Chinese paintings of children have frequently depicted girls as having matching ox horns, while boys have a single bun in the back.", so I think the depiction comes from that and is supposed to show a certain element of innocence.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Pix3M on November 20, 2014, 09:26:54 am
I was looking at a movie named 大明劫 (i.e. "Fall of Ming"), and I think I have a good feel for what Chinese interiors look like.

Also realized that the odango hair stereotype partially came from the 14-17th century. People back then over there wore cloth wrapped on top of the hair buns, though most of them had only one bun. The practice may or may not have been made illegal in the next Qing dynasty so it might be only a renaissance-period thing. I found this kid though, has what I'm also looking for, which I'll trust is a historically accurate example
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/83822168/oxhornhair.PNG)

Anyways, I made another study absorbing what I can from the movie. I'll trust that it's acceptably accurate if it is made by and for a Chinese audience with reasonable expectation that it makes sense to them

(forgot that I uploaded a 3x version to tinypic. oh well.)
(http://i58.tinypic.com/1zek38l.gif)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: DerZocker on November 20, 2014, 07:33:17 pm
A few Dark Souls drawings I made on the Wuu today.
(http://share.cherrytree.at/showfile-17793/zlcfzsq5mrugg4omxg.png)

(http://share.cherrytree.at/showfile-17791/zlcfzsq5agkwzpxgkv.png)  (http://share.cherrytree.at/showfile-17787/zlcfzsq4vl4xnvwszl.png)

Miiverse is just awesome. I don't even remember the last time I've been drawing this much as I did since I got the Wuu for birthday.
Those small pics are also great for coloring afterwards
Though it helps that I use a normal sized Wacom stylus instead the one inside the gamepad to avoid handcramps. It already served me well with ColorsDS back then
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PixelPiledriver on November 21, 2014, 03:04:44 am
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-JgGBgb5JgLs/VG6qMLOIA1I/AAAAAAAAKfI/AAF7GXimg70/s1600/GeneratedPaintover_deadDudeAndStuff_8.png)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-zR0fmp6tSfA/VG6qe9eUSFI/AAAAAAAAKfY/cffWsycpKMY/s1600/GeneratedPaintover_deadDudeAndStuff_9.gif)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Crow on November 21, 2014, 07:18:06 pm
Ellian!

(http://31.media.tumblr.com/9ff8c3bf977a0af3a57775fdf8d56c15/tumblr_nedycq4ve71r9e5hxo1_1280.gif)
(I guess posting this is alright, since it's on your blog)

Why didn't you post this here? I randomly found it because the tumblr dashboard suggested your blog to me (yay). This looks incredibly fun!
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: The KKM on November 21, 2014, 09:16:17 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/STgK02d.png)

hey look space harrier
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on November 22, 2014, 12:35:18 am
Ellian!

(http://31.media.tumblr.com/9ff8c3bf977a0af3a57775fdf8d56c15/tumblr_nedycq4ve71r9e5hxo1_1280.gif)
(I guess posting this is alright, since it's on your blog)

Why didn't you post this here? I randomly found it because the tumblr dashboard suggested your blog to me (yay). This looks incredibly fun!

Well, I posted the actual sprite animated a couple pages ago!

But as for this specific gif... I just threw in the sprite into Zack Bell's engine. It didn't feel like I'd done anything new since it was just importing the spritesheets into the engine... So I dunno! I was just checking everything was working properly, it's so unfinished and lazily thrown into game maker that it didn't even cross my mind to post this here. Sorry.  :-[

Oh, and because of various personal problem/stuff this is kind of... on hold now I guess.  :yell:
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Crow on November 22, 2014, 10:08:38 am
Well, I posted the actual sprite animated a couple pages ago!

But as for this specific gif... I just threw in the sprite into Zack Bell's engine. It didn't feel like I'd done anything new since it was just importing the spritesheets into the engine... So I dunno! I was just checking everything was working properly, it's so unfinished and lazily thrown into game maker that it didn't even cross my mind to post this here. Sorry.  :-[

Ah, I see! Looks great, though. The character is really adorable :P


Oh, and because of various personal problem/stuff this is kind of... on hold now I guess.  :yell:

No worries! Better get that sorted out :)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on November 22, 2014, 10:52:52 pm
(http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2014/326/4/e/spritesheet_by_thisisellian-d87b4om.png)
(http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2014/326/a/9/spritesheet2_by_thisisellian-d87b4nm.png)

Working on my monthly game jam~
Lots of stupid stuff.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PixelPiledriver on November 23, 2014, 06:08:00 am
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-guVlFL7vnf4/VHF4eDeOCuI/AAAAAAAAKhI/xhDTZRJ6wzM/s1600/GettinFish_2.png)

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Lots of stupid stuff.
Awesome can't wait to play it!  :o
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: API-Beast on November 23, 2014, 01:47:30 pm
Something about that picture is fishy :P
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on November 24, 2014, 08:52:12 pm
(https://33.media.tumblr.com/fa6c70a03e0f49749d13d5d9f8eb34ce/tumblr_nfk9utmfT71r9e5hxo1_400.gif)

I was afraid I wouldn't be able to do this in a way that would make me happy... but it turned out okay after all, I guess.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on November 24, 2014, 11:51:03 pm
Somewhat creepy & NSFW art below, be warned~
(http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2014/328/5/c/wip_by_thisisellian-d87k00w.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PixelPiledriver on November 25, 2014, 03:58:07 am
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-PyPlIYpeRyg/VHP-LbFtNJI/AAAAAAAAKho/k6V0Ek26D0c/s1600/ChaseEmChaseEm_2.gif)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Probo on November 26, 2014, 06:33:59 am
had fun doodling a silly face as a makeshift avatar for twitch :)

(http://i.imgur.com/lipmF3k.gif)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Pix3M on November 27, 2014, 11:05:24 am
(http://i61.tinypic.com/2ivcs52.gif)

Frankensteined out of various 17th century Dutch paintings from a while ago, didn't bother to share here until now

(http://i61.tinypic.com/25fhnxj.gif)

And WIP study of Victorian interiors.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PixelPiledriver on November 27, 2014, 08:33:45 pm
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-CZ-mQI4P7dU/VHeKkFg5tMI/AAAAAAAAKiI/MBpv4M9Qqgw/s1600/HappyThanksGibing_1.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: JackieTarr on November 30, 2014, 06:23:02 pm
Fairly new to this. I made a pear!
(http://i.imgur.com/J5hl50P.png)

Pix3M, those interiors are beautiful! The Victorian one reminds me of the Twilight Zone episode, "Miniature".
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: DatMuffinMan on December 02, 2014, 03:36:53 am
drew a tree stump today

(http://i.imgur.com/NKmDWu3.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PixelPiledriver on December 02, 2014, 01:22:31 pm
Took some pixels from 4-8 years ago and drew over them.
Not perfect, but fun.

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-YkZp4_gXheA/VH28bx8QmRI/AAAAAAAAKic/kUbMpJW1ei4/s1600/ladyLove2_10.png)

Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on December 03, 2014, 10:32:44 pm
Redrawing old stuff to see how much progress you've made is fun. :)



(http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2014/337/e/7/chimera_by_thisisellian-d88kwts.png)
Unrelated, I made a Chimera for @Pixel_dailies on twitter~

Edit: C-c-c-c-combo~
(http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2014/337/0/a/wip_by_thisisellian-d88lemn.png)
I was bored.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: DatMuffinMan on December 04, 2014, 12:51:15 am
starting drawing a murloc, might make some more later

(http://i.imgur.com/qRcXyrm.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: NowvaB on December 04, 2014, 04:01:15 am
Made this lion using Arne's (Android Arts) custom pallette.

(http://i.imgur.com/qGNUfbU.png)

Finished this a bit ago, I just wanted to post something ;D
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: yaomon17 on December 04, 2014, 04:29:42 am
(http://i.imgur.com/FMJ2449.gif)
Drawing dragon!
Edit:
(http://www.pixeljoint.com/files/icons/full/spellsmith_dragon.gif)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PixelPiledriver on December 04, 2014, 10:30:48 am
Duuuuuuuude.
Love that new daily sketch Ellian.
Awesome interaction!  :y:

Me and Probo were talking about it a bit.
And wanted to suggest the neck of the guy would be closer to the viewer than the bottom of the jaw.
It's an inner connection like a tube meeting a bigger tube from underneath.
Making it overlap in front.

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-gjZ1nwFYgHE/VIAty1XLMpI/AAAAAAAAKjc/-k5-oo9Saio/s1600/LoveTouchEdit_3.png)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-pkwXFPhDR04/VIAty5BQfcI/AAAAAAAAKjY/ZEcUP63wKgM/s1600/LoveTouchEdit_3.gif)

Coincidentally I was missing the exact same type of wrap around form in my sketch, and we were talking about that as well just a few hours earlier.
I think this type of intersection is easy to miss in 2D.
Something that I want to try and pay attention to more.
But I don't think it's something I can catch every time on the first few passes.

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-n0jq-vJA9dM/VIA3C82W3xI/AAAAAAAAKj4/Keow1Hk5WLs/s1600/girlFormOverlap_2.png)



Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on December 04, 2014, 01:44:07 pm
That's a very valid point, ahah. Thanks!
(and that reference picture you chose to make your point is very interesting, especially since I'm at work, ohohohohoh~)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on December 04, 2014, 11:28:54 pm
(yes I'm double posting, so what? This is way too quiet to make stealthy edits!)

(http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2014/338/5/7/wip_by_thisisellian-d88oxao.png)
I love drawing skulls. It might not be anatomically correct but hell, I don't care, it's a skuuuuuull


And I finished yesterday's drawing:
(https://31.media.tumblr.com/8778b3e04bed2e86c4ee6e1618d2b8e4/tumblr_ng3149NOvP1r9e5hxo1_400.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PixelPiledriver on December 05, 2014, 12:26:07 am
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Drawing dragon!
Cool man I really like it.  :y:

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starting drawing a murloc, might make some more later
His face makes him seem bad...
But perhaps he is just misunderstood...
Or hungry...

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yes I'm double posting, so what?
:wah:
Nice dude.  :y:

The theme of today's warm up sketches:
ACCEPTANCE

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-xkX-7p-P58g/VID7Kh9X4wI/AAAAAAAAKkU/HteX4IjqLbI/s1600/Acceptance_12.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: API-Beast on December 05, 2014, 07:57:32 am
It has been years since I last did some serious 3D modelling, damn that was hard :blind: I definitely didn't miss the hour long "work until the geometry is fine" sessions.
(http://i.imgur.com/UMUI1Vo.png?1)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Sir_Ketchup on December 05, 2014, 10:56:27 am
Today, i decided to learn how to draw -_-, it looks awful but... Hey, yo!...

I will draw them until i feel satisfied... ill spam around with only hands ^_^

edit:
(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2014/49/1417963375-rsz-1417776455-hands.jpg) 


Mr. Beast, i've always wanted to learn 3d modeling! what software you'r using?
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: API-Beast on December 05, 2014, 05:02:01 pm
I am using Blender. There isn't really much reason to use something different, both price and functionality wise.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: yaomon17 on December 05, 2014, 07:19:49 pm
Today, i decided to learn how to draw -_-, it looks awful but... Hey, yo!...

I will draw them until i feel satisfied... ill spam around with only hands ^_^

The image is big!

-zoop-

Mr. Beast, i've always wanted to learn 3d modeling! what software you'r using?

They look pretty nice! I did try to get my hand in the bottom left position with the straight thumb and the thumb tip and the start of the index finger and I can't seem to manage it. Maybe I have weird hands but that was the only image off to me. Other ones seem great, cheers!
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Sir_Ketchup on December 05, 2014, 07:48:33 pm
I downloaded blender, i was like "wtf so many options buttons "  :crazy:

You don't have wierd hands yaomon17 don't worry  :P who knows!

, i spend like 3 hours re-drawing the bottom left hand almost 100 times, am i crazy for doing that?   

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2014/49/1417813940-rsz-1rsz-1417813508-hands.jpg)

Image below is big!

edit:
(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2014/49/1417813508-hands.jpg)


Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: AlcopopStar on December 09, 2014, 09:16:06 am
I see i'm not the only one watching kiseijuu-sei-no-kakuritsu ;). Good hands!
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Lexou Duck on December 10, 2014, 10:55:55 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/a3SSuXH.jpg)

here are a few designs tryouts i did
tell me what you think everyone !
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: lolzolaura on December 12, 2014, 02:34:53 pm
Just some digital art.
This one will get two alternate versions after this.

(http://th03.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i/2014/346/1/8/azahan_comparisons_by_lauraanimefanlein-d89k9p0.png)

and she's kinda long...
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Sir_Ketchup on December 12, 2014, 03:19:20 pm
@lolzolaura: I dunno why but i got nostalgia from your drawing  ::) keep up the good work  :y:

@Lexou Duck: Epic number one! I liek the last one too XD the other one are scary luve them all  :y:


I was tired of drawing hands, i think i've made progress

(http://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/2014/50/1418397356-rsz-1rsz-1418395808-sketchbook.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Lexou Duck on December 13, 2014, 12:00:14 am
thanks man, your stuff is cool too !

i dont know if anyone here is familiar with the binding of isaac but i did this today

(http://i.imgur.com/VjV53is.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on December 13, 2014, 12:43:31 am
Geez those are creepier than Isaac's official designs ahah. Love Greed and Sloth.


(https://31.media.tumblr.com/def16c95105a1a4211613e41cd96193d/tumblr_nghwkkMutL1r9e5hxo1_400.png)
I did something for this week's compixellated challenge (http://compixellated.tumblr.com/post/104627373250/challenge-65-december-07-2014).
Design is a bit weird but... I dunno. It was fun to play around with the water and cables.

Bonus:
(https://38.media.tumblr.com/0558bf58820abd4170261efc4a6b61a9/tumblr_ngi1p70ZhU1r9e5hxo1_400.png)
Ladies portraits based on Justin Cyr (http://justinpaulcyr.tumblr.com/post/104764820985/recap-of-the-100-womens-portrait-studies-in-the)'s MSX studies, made for @pixel_dailies (https://twitter.com/Pixel_Dailies) on twitter.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: yaomon17 on December 13, 2014, 09:22:58 am
(http://www.pixeljoint.com/files/icons/full/donger.gif)

Mega Maw from Binding of Isaac: Rebirth. Lazy animation  :blind:
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Dyluckk on December 14, 2014, 08:31:19 am
Working off a character concept

(http://i.imgur.com/DKzKQzd.png)
http://i.imgur.com/A0Fcu9I.png (<<<<<<concept just a little big didn't want to crowd the forum)

 :crazy:
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PixelPiledriver on December 14, 2014, 09:10:31 am
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Fhgduy3Uxk8/VI1TuTgvzrI/AAAAAAAAAMA/ZZd_PTbn3xw/s1600/SymStuff_2.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on December 14, 2014, 05:35:30 pm
@Dyluckk: Lots of details, yet surprisingly more readable than you'd expect, even at x1 zoom. Nice :D

(http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2014/348/6/a/ducktales_by_thisisellian-d89tovt.png)
Another @pixel_dailies~

EDIT:
8x8 porn below, be warned
(http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2014/348/3/0/lolporn_by_thisisellian-d89u512.gif)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PsylentKnight on December 14, 2014, 10:37:25 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/rQ0VfGb.gif)
View at 300% zoom.

Semester is over so I finally have more time to work on my game. I'm not quiet finished with this one, but its close.

EDIT:
(http://i.imgur.com/CAO8lAY.gif)

Ok, its 100% done now. I just had to do the hair and sorta fix the shine spots on the balloons. I may work on his face and the shine spots more at some point, but its done for now.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: YellowLime on December 15, 2014, 05:16:21 pm
yaomon17, nice! Cool glowing effect ;D

Dyluckk, the pigtails are 400% more powerful than in the concept :crazy:

PixelPiledriver, I see a witch offering a green apple to some kid. It took me time to see that it's not vertically symmetric :o

Ellian, that's just rich ::)

PsylentKinght, I finally get to see some more of that clown! First time I saw him was a while ago :lol: since you started working on other parts of your game and such ::)

Let's see if I can sit down to sketch for an hour a day, since my semester is almost over :P...
(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag382/yellowlimemail/daily_zps747c7834.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Dyluckk on December 16, 2014, 08:19:25 am
Progressions of her look.
Looks more like the concept now at least :D
I like the 3rd one the most.
Tried the blue just for the hell of it.

(http://i.imgur.com/C212IML.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/uJnxIa8.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/neyGfJS.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/JvGdOoI.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: YellowLime on December 16, 2014, 10:34:51 pm
(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag382/yellowlimemail/daily_zps12edd17b.png)

Did some uninspired stuff and then went back to polishing yesterday's work a bit more.
I'll try to take a couple minutes to think of an interesting topic/reference, to avoid my comfort zone.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: winkatawink on December 16, 2014, 10:41:34 pm
I made a pretty nifty walk cycle!

(http://i.imgur.com/APHF2xr.gif)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: rikfuzz on December 16, 2014, 10:57:37 pm
FYI, the body/head bouncing up and down should usually be two bounces rather than one in the loop, high points when the legs pass each other, and low points when the legs are furthest apart.

You've given him a sort of pronounced comical limp (which I agree does look fun). 
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PsylentKnight on December 17, 2014, 01:58:20 am
@YellowLime:
Yea, I've been moving pretty slow. I mostly got hung up on that background, lost steam and then abandoned the project for a while since I got busy with classes.

I like your colors for your sketches.  :y:

@Dyliuckk:
That girl brought her pigtail A-game.  :lol: Interested to see the run animation, could end up with some pretty cool results with those pigtails.

@winkatawink: Nice squash and stretch. That's something I often fail at in my animations and they seem kind of lifeless as a result.



3/4 NPC idle animations complete. Note that these idle animations won't play in a constant loop, they'll be played every few seconds with the characters just sitting there in the intervals.

(http://i.imgur.com/wfhW4Vx.gif)
View at 300% zoom.

I don't like this one very much, but it gets the job done I suppose.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Pix3M on December 17, 2014, 07:11:43 am
(http://i57.tinypic.com/nvupft.png)
Ref: http://www.deviantart.com/art/Sky-86929263

So uh....

aside for drawing a bazillion clouds, what should I be looking out for if I were to want to learn how to draw clouds?
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: yaomon17 on December 17, 2014, 08:18:15 am
(http://i.imgur.com/APBw9oA.png)(http://i.imgur.com/OoHZxH6.png)
First one was done a while ago but I've never posted it.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Dyluckk on December 17, 2014, 08:44:10 am
@yaomon17 Those look so good! Awesome texture :O Teach me your ways!!

Combining stuff I worked on today.

(http://i.imgur.com/07CKO3f.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: yaomon17 on December 17, 2014, 08:47:47 am
@yaomon17 Those look so good! Awesome texture :O Teach me your ways!!

Combining stuff I worked on today.

(http://i.imgur.com/07CKO3f.png)

My way was just keep doing it until it looked passable and hoped the client didn't get mad for me taking too long   :y::crazy:
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: YellowLime on December 17, 2014, 10:35:39 pm
PsylentKnight, thanks! Nice animation, it does do the job :)
minicrits: shadow on her right arm changes too much, her face doesn't look like its blowing (cheeks dont puff up) ;)

Pix3M, wish I had some advice. Clouds can have so many shapes... that's part of their charm! :lol:

yaomon17, I always liked the raw chunkiness of your artstyle :P Very nice detailed planetoids.

Didn't do much aside from a crappy streetlight. And some edit for Dylukk :crazy:

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag382/yellowlimemail/daily_zps98e5c1dc.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PsylentKnight on December 18, 2014, 06:55:25 am
PsylentKnight, thanks! Nice animation, it does do the job :)
minicrits: shadow on her right arm changes too much, her face doesn't look like its blowing (cheeks dont puff up) ;)

Thanks, and done. :)

(http://i.imgur.com/AXsG2yq.gif)
I didn't notice that her boob is twitching. lol. I fixed that.



Today's animation. I was pretty lazy with this one, but whatever. Probably going to work more on it, or completely redo it. Not much a fan of the idea in general. I'm trying to convey that he's an angry person with his idle animation... he's supposed to be throwing a temper tantrum. I wish I could think of something more memorable for him. He's my least favorite and least memorable character anyway.
(http://i.imgur.com/kDb8XRE.gif)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Dyluckk on December 18, 2014, 10:33:31 am
@PsylentKnight your animations are so fluid! Really cool style you've got going there. He does look pretty pissed haha.
 :D
Animation I worked on today.
(http://i.imgur.com/VMTGX3y.gif)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Pix3M on December 19, 2014, 01:23:40 am
(http://i57.tinypic.com/ruz6ac.png)

Ref: http://fav.me/d26eufx
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: YellowLime on December 22, 2014, 01:26:43 am
Pix3M, very nice :y: Props for sticking to a reference picture that I would have a hard time with. :)

Dyluckk, that arm is getting a lot of exercise :lol:

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag382/yellowlimemail/bird3_zps8b5ef506.png)

#gamedev #squashAndStretch #epicSwag
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: jengy on December 22, 2014, 05:16:42 am
(http://lh6.ggpht.com/-8PzITbT5Gz4/VJeminoMw-I/AAAAAAAAQW8/A2i3zCia9SU/s1600/Sketch210151241.png)

Working on a project for a friend.
I love tardigrades. :D For obvious reasons.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Pizza Tom on December 22, 2014, 06:39:50 am
Gettin on the Pixel Dailies train!

(http://s21.postimg.org/hvv8n2v03/curly_brace.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Pix3M on December 22, 2014, 12:04:11 pm
(http://i59.tinypic.com/27wwp4z.png)

I'm coding something hopefully simple on javascript to learn javascript better. working out what the game might look like now. Should be an idle game, goal is to create as many classes possible, within reason, that would look impossible to balance. However balance is cleverly forced by engineering monsters that are at a constant difficulty no matter what stats are given. Inspired by a Ludum Dare game that complained that they had a hard time with balancing... then I had an idea that would prevent any balancing issues and wanna put this idea to the test and learn javascript  :)

Might make this look Japanese as hell for luls
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on December 22, 2014, 01:27:24 pm
Might make this look Japanese as hell for luls

So the slime is gonna rape the dude if you lose the fight? Sweet!
(sorry ahah)

I'm starting to love idle games, so let us know how this turns out. :D
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Pizza Tom on December 22, 2014, 05:52:17 pm
(http://s4.postimg.org/nx7y7cfbt/pearl.png)

Another one for Pixel Dailies. Tried to emulate Ellian's style for funsies!  :D
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: DatMuffinMan on December 23, 2014, 11:17:59 pm
64x64 portrait based on some restrictions that ptoing came up with - 12-bit palette, 8 colors, 2 colors per 4x8 area.

(http://i.imgur.com/4QGo78k.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Satsume on December 24, 2014, 11:43:58 am
(http://s24.postimg.org/46f7ok2tx/Test_Uovo.png)

WIP, i must work on a "egg" nest with background, but i've some difficults to do BGs, and i don't have any ideas what i put on, i do some grass and other things =/
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: DatMuffinMan on December 24, 2014, 06:01:07 pm
made another one.

(http://i.imgur.com/eQS6En2.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: yaomon17 on December 25, 2014, 09:44:02 am
(http://i.imgur.com/vHA22uB.png)
Done really lazily with copy paste and  brightness and contrast adjustment.

That is a really interesting palette @MuffinMan!
@Satsume, the image appears to be a bit blurry to me. You could go with some standard tree branches and rock mounds.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Probo on December 25, 2014, 11:04:49 am
nice textures yaomon :)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: computertrash on December 26, 2014, 08:45:28 pm
(http://www.majhost.com/gallery/sweaterpixels/art/neww/NEWEST/hammertimecolor.png)
booyeah
everything i draw is messy just look at that colouring outside the lines
also my canvases are always either too big or too small
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: JackieTarr on December 28, 2014, 05:11:29 pm
Getting back on the wagon. I did this yesterday for the Compixellated challenge. It was definitely an exercise in "good enough for now". :p

(http://i.imgur.com/vBdIBDP.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Dyluckk on December 29, 2014, 04:59:54 am
Working on a Final Fantasy Tactics Piece.  :-X

(http://i.imgur.com/u4ASr7n.png)

reference:
http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20080203052056/finalfantasy/images/7/7a/Ramza.jpg (http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20080203052056/finalfantasy/images/7/7a/Ramza.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: 32 on December 29, 2014, 05:49:36 am
(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t42/The_32nd_day/U01p1_zps48bba213.png)

Portraits, portraits, portraits till I can actually draw a human head haha. I think I can do a decent one 1/10 times, progress!
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Pizza Tom on December 29, 2014, 08:04:13 pm
(http://s13.postimg.org/xaprhiyhf/snake3.png)
(http://s17.postimg.org/jm944v62j/snake_doop.gif)

Really glad I started doing pixel dailies, keeps me motivated on my days when I'm feeling down on myself.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: NowvaB on December 30, 2014, 04:21:22 am
(http://i.imgur.com/BkLr1En.gif)

hey guys, making something to test out animations.
If you wanna help I have a tread open.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: 32 on December 30, 2014, 03:56:24 pm
(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t42/The_32nd_day/U01hta1_zps1f17bd5a.png)

Turnarounds :'(

Those are fantastic Regulus :)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on December 31, 2014, 01:14:40 am
*stretches*
Anyone up for some NSFW nude?

(http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2014/364/8/9/porny_by_thisisellian-d8bwpfc.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: AlcopopStar on December 31, 2014, 01:39:25 am
did someone say NSFW nude?

(https://33.media.tumblr.com/a7b40065c138a43246c2c929ab09c99f/tumblr_nhek3mzQ5A1tqtlfzo1_r1_500.png)

(v nice btw ellian. very clean!)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: 0xDB on December 31, 2014, 01:03:09 pm
Mmmmmh... nudity :0'.

Doodles made while waiting for other players to finish their turns in Master Of Orion 2:
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B6FMQLxCcAAwLHc.png)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B6L0MZQIgAAopz8.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: lachrymose on December 31, 2014, 04:58:02 pm
I'll do a quick NSFW submission. Quick and dirty sketch, might polish it up later.


NSFW:
(http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2014/365/4/5/poledancer_by_straightsjacket-d8bzp2a.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Lóng on December 31, 2014, 07:31:38 pm
made a quick rework of a 2012 sprite
(http://i.imgur.com/rweIdEh.png)(http://i.imgur.com/qjv1wiN.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on January 01, 2015, 02:34:37 am
happy new year to everyone!

let's have more girlz in the thread ;)

(http://th04.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/f/2014/365/e/9/creya___sketch_2015_1_1_by_cyangmou-d8c2do9.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on January 01, 2015, 02:49:37 am
I knew posting some lewd stuff would make Cyangmou appear, hohohohoh~
Haven't seen you in a while, man!

Also this:
(http://41.media.tumblr.com/c0bf14f45c3da70f890e8e5eb8166377/tumblr_nhh7nwg7zx1r9e5hxo1_1280.png)

I made a post with some stuff I made since 1997 here, if you're curious, guys. <3
http://thisisellian.tumblr.com/post/106759808483/a-2014-summary-part-2-art-oh-man-ive-waited
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PixelPiledriver on January 01, 2015, 04:13:15 am
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-JhF9hPc8bEw/VKTFWaVlBWI/AAAAAAAAANU/7-F0j-WraEw/s1600/HappyEve_4.png)
To all of Pixelation!  :yay:
Trampoline chug responsibly!

Very cool post Ellian!  :)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on January 01, 2015, 04:14:33 am
I knew posting some lewd stuff would make Cyangmou appear, hohohohoh~
Haven't seen you in a while, man!

sure, have to join in if everyone posts girls.
I simply haven't scanned most of the stuff I did practise wise the last months.
If I would scan everything i produce I would need an additional hour every day just fo rthat.
If I would just scan the stuff which doesn't wander to the wastebin right away, it would still be hell a lot of work.

evidence:
a 7 cm pile of all physical practice drawings just from 2014 which haven't found the way to the wastebin immediately.
Guess I don't want to see what I produced if I count in the digital stuff and think of the pile which reached the wastebin.
 
I definitely have to sort that stuff out and store it somewhere else that I have space for 2015's practice stuff -.-
or just pack the whole thing together and make a nice fire...  :crazy:

(http://abload.de/img/sketchwork_2014agsp0.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: lachrymose on January 01, 2015, 05:25:48 am
Can't beat the good ol'mechanical keyboard huh?
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: AlcopopStar on January 01, 2015, 06:43:25 am
(https://33.media.tumblr.com/678dd4d9a68ef7b1799a6e54f133c949/tumblr_nhhj8ovHE91tqtlfzo1_r1_500.png)

more stuff, holidays about to end tho i'm gonna miss all this free art time
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on January 01, 2015, 12:03:43 pm
(https://33.media.tumblr.com/c39b6ba4f68e736305bebe17448475d1/tumblr_nhhxovqfcp1r9e5hxo1_1280.png)
(edit: hah, sorry, forgot there was NSFW stuff in there)
This is my digital equivalent of a sketchbook for 2014. Since it's full and we changed hier, I figured I'd share this one!


@Cyangmou: pshft bad excuses. Just come post stuff!
But it's amazing you can draw so much. I hope I can find some time to do the same this year. :D
And I love the skull!
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: NowvaB on January 01, 2015, 02:00:56 pm
Really neat Ellian! but you forgot the nsfw warning

I think I'll start throwing sketches on a page too, looking back is always fun.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cream on January 01, 2015, 04:54:02 pm
Very fast cloud sketch:

(http://i1355.photobucket.com/albums/q714/maganegorap/clouds_zpse6add984.png)

There's a second version of it, because I dunno what's better:

(http://i1355.photobucket.com/albums/q714/maganegorap/clouds2_zps502cf4eb.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: RAV on January 01, 2015, 11:50:49 pm
tehe, silly boys! =D I enjoyed this thread ever since.

simple sketch to test tool. Interpreted a house of this pixelart: link  (http://www.pixeljoint.com/pixelart/91136.htm).

(http://www.tidesofblood.com/download/file.php?id=512)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: |||| on January 02, 2015, 01:42:58 am
Save the pile in a box and put it in storage for years to come. Take a look through it some day.. say 10-20 years from now Cyangmou.

A lil quick ink on security envelope:

(http://i.imgur.com/A133Ncj.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: tomic on January 02, 2015, 10:03:14 am
vacation day doodles


(http://www.piexeln.de/pics/tomic-doodles_hi.gif)  (http://www.piexeln.de/pics/tomic-doodles_bird.gif)  (http://www.piexeln.de/pics/tomic-doodles_paprikaman.gif)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Atnas on January 03, 2015, 07:36:06 am
happy new yearr! resolution to post more I guess

mockup sketch for a freelance job i hope to get

(http://lolipopsicle.com/uploader/uploads/hurtfacesmall2.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: RAV on January 03, 2015, 06:08:10 pm
I felt that in my last shot, the house actually was sort of... uncanny compared to the GBA version. A new sort of uncanny introduced by a dynamic perspective. It would seem, if a design is too simplified it can feel uncanny when viewed too close. Every sort of detail has its ideal distance. Apparently the brain has basic expectations on detail to distance. When viewed from afar, it accepts less detail and even unrealistic detail, in the assumption there is more detail and more correct detail when going closer. You might even say, it's about managing a suspense of disbelieve in the detail/distance.

Conversely, too much cramped detail far away may be uncanny as well, but first looks just too busy/noisy to be of any other concern.

Normally, this is less of a problem in pixelart, since the artist has absolute and final control on the perspective, and plans the design fit accordingly from inception.
As well as there have been developed accepted norms of designs for certain scenes.

That too is the reason why a well made dynamic level of detail system is important the more dynamic the view on the scene is, aesthetically as much as for performance concerns.

The following scene overview is more akin to the GBA sample that the house was designed for, with a bigger shop sign above door accordingly:
(http://www.tidesofblood.com/download/file.php?id=513)



Hrrrrm, but I'm not quite so sure yet. Maybe it's the different iso angle on the scene compared to the classic oblique perspective. Or the different colours. Or resolution. Or maybe the contrasting detail of the unfinished surroundings messes with my senses. or is it an imbalance of detail between rooftop and lower stage of house? Is something amiss?

Your senses are more refined, does it look strange to you? or fine? for what it is? Does it look just like a soulless render, or does the simple design maintain its charm in translation?



So basically, I wonder if these designs/forms/abstractions and graphical "tropes" that worked for GBA kinda games are mostly tied to their exact conditions of implementation, like resolution and perspective, and the moment you go beyond these conditions it looks sorta stupid? Does it? How big is a need for entirely new standards of design in this new medium to start with, or do the old standards suffice? slightly revised? These are the questions weighing heavily on my mind.



Well, it's prolly fine for what it is, looks fun enough. I'm making up weird esoteric problems just so I don't have to face the real problems of my work. way to procrastinate. ;p



Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on January 04, 2015, 01:19:43 am
@RAV
Honestly, nothing bothered me at all in the previous version. Maybe you could have fiddled a bit with FOV if you thought something was wrong, but it looked totally good to me...
I like the bigger sign, though.
And the ground is kinda meh compared to the cute detailled house  :lol:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B6d64oxCQAEHxCZ.png:large)
Not -REALLY- a sketch... But I wanted to post this somewhere~
Technically it's a Screenshot saturday, soooo...
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: RAV on January 04, 2015, 02:24:48 am
Alright, Elian, I take your word for it. =) If it doesn't bother someone like you, it can't be that bad.

It's a goal of the project to enable an aesthetics different than being or looking low-poly or very blocky.
So whenever it's not showing that technical effort obviously, I kinda tend to somehow explain why that's bad, when there's really nothing bad about that.

Simplified designs are a fun part of the game like it always has been to pixel art itself, so that's how it can end up geometrically, more or less directly translated.
But I want to see all sorts of designs and scene complexity explored eventually. Even your latest piece has quite a higher requirement when interpreted fully 3d.

P.S. I guess the crappy unfinished terrain really made the house shine, huh. lol

Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on January 06, 2015, 12:56:40 am
Someone like me? Man, I'm saying this as your random "oh this look good" guy don't take my word for granted, especially in 3D  :-X
And it does look low-poly/blocky, but the way the doors and sign are slightly "popping out" breaks that a bit.
But yeah, it just look simple, clean and cool to me. :)


(http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2015/005/0/5/crown_idleloop_by_thisisellian-d8crgui.gif)
Officially announced (http://thisisellian.tumblr.com/post/107256015613/hi-everyone-i-am-please-to-officially-announce) my collaboration with Zack Bell to bring you a cool game this year.
Hope to bring you super cool pixels this year, everyone <3
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Crow on January 06, 2015, 09:05:44 am
Someone like me? Man, I'm saying this as your random "oh this look good" guy don't take my word for granted, especially in 3D  :-X
And it does look low-poly/blocky, but the way the doors and sign are slightly "popping out" breaks that a bit.
But yeah, it just look simple, clean and cool to me. :)


(http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2015/005/0/5/crown_idleloop_by_thisisellian-d8crgui.gif)
Officially announced (http://thisisellian.tumblr.com/post/107256015613/hi-everyone-i-am-please-to-officially-announce) my collaboration with Zack Bell to bring you a cool game this year.
Hope to bring you super cool pixels this year, everyone <3

Already saw this on tumblr :) Looks good and also sounds very nice. Good luck with that, can't wait to play it!
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: YellowLime on January 06, 2015, 05:13:30 pm
tomic, Cool stuff! Like your style :)

Ellian, good luck with the project! Looks cool :crazy:

Something for the PixelJoint challenge... forced to use at least 4 of the 16 Pantone colors of the year since the year 2000.
(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag382/yellowlimemail/2015-01-06min_zps009a2268.png)

Happy 100th Daily Sketch page! And in less than a year... not bad! :lol:
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Probo on January 06, 2015, 05:14:24 pm
great news ellian :D good luck
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PixelPiledriver on January 07, 2015, 02:53:08 am
Great stuff in here.

Atnas:
Yes please :)

RAV:
Why you doubt so hard?
I like it.

Ellian:
Dopetastic.

Alcopop:
Really like those faces.
Lots of variety and angles.
Yum.

Been on a coding streak, haven't drawn in a while.
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-driWMBLHmEA/VKyaQeg_veI/AAAAAAAAKn0/4Z_PKGP4tzA/s1600/A%2Bdude%2Bwith%2Ba%2Bthing_4.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: AlcopopStar on January 07, 2015, 07:56:19 am
Very cool to see a game with a POC hero ellian.

@PixelPiledriver
Ty! Really digging the patterning in ur cookie specter there.

@Rav
I always love reading your breakdowns, but tbh it's a little hard to judge you work without knowing more about your artistic intention. Are you trying for pure aesthetics? I feel like your going for something a touch more complex but I might be over reading.

@Yellow
Jeez tough pallet, doing well though!

So i've been trying my hand at something more concept arty, big WIP but i feel like i've hit a wall and need people to tell me how to make this more interesting.
(https://38.media.tumblr.com/8ca628737cd634ca55021009f183bd6a/tumblr_nhsz1fOlYi1u3fa1zo1_1280.png)
(it's a centaur lady)

Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on January 07, 2015, 10:32:41 pm
So i've been trying my hand at something more concept arty, big WIP but i feel like i've hit a wall and need people to tell me how to make this more interesting.
(https://38.media.tumblr.com/8ca628737cd634ca55021009f183bd6a/tumblr_nhsz1fOlYi1u3fa1zo1_1280.png)
(it's a centaur lady)

THIS IS MY TIME TO SHINE.

DON'T MAKE A HORSE.
Seriously; I love monsters, and I especially love half-human half-animal monsters; You want to make it interesting? Don't make a Horse Centaur, make a Giraffe centaur, an Antelope centau, a gnu centaur. Don't make a mermaid, make an octomaid, a scorpion fishmaid, a starfishmaid. Don't make a regular harpy, make an owl harpy, a colibri harpy, a... you get the idea.

So yeah anyway, make it interesting by looking deeper into the centaur concept. :)

(this propaganda message was brought to you by Ellian, Monster Lover extraordinaire)



By the way, this is gorgeous. If you want me to niptick, maybe the waist is slightly too large, but eh, I love it.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: DatMuffinMan on January 08, 2015, 12:39:02 am
@alcopop - that looks really nice; colors, textures, etc. :)

Made a little set of rock platforms with a tree trunk today.

(http://i.imgur.com/hIDJXc8.gif)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: NowvaB on January 08, 2015, 01:34:11 am
A scorpion fishmaid... To think I had artist block today...

(http://i.imgur.com/zGdgPUx.png)

... wait. a scorpion fish is an actual thing!?
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on January 08, 2015, 01:37:14 am
A scorpion fishmaid... To think I had artist block today...

(http://i.imgur.com/zGdgPUx.png)

... wait. a scorpion fish is an actual thing!?

Scorpion fish, dude. :(
(http://fin6.us/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/499e0a6b92ae21f2097ebbe7b2af7c352.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: NowvaB on January 08, 2015, 01:47:10 am
at least there's no way I missed the -maid part eh?. :crazy:
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PixelPiledriver on January 08, 2015, 04:38:29 am
Focused on observation of angles, so some of it is a bit off.   :blind:
A lot of the values need to be changed as well.
Not done, but gonna stop on this for today.
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-fSOce1rmEUY/VK4IRtzp2NI/AAAAAAAAKpo/1dP_c0zrI_Y/s1600/LDW_Ref.png) (http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-NHWhhe93mVw/VK4IRmIYFJI/AAAAAAAAKpk/hzf1DIOhWa0/s1600/LifeDrawing_woman_Isolated_9_Values.png) (http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-XjXT6ugi2ms/VK4IRhqO5uI/AAAAAAAAKpw/YobzQe-arLw/s1600/LifeDrawing_woman_Isolated_9_Frames.gif)

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big WIP but i feel like i've hit a wall and need people to tell me how to make this more interesting.
I feel like the interaction with the viewer could be a bit more interesting.
I realize that's very vague.  :blind:
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Pix3M on January 08, 2015, 08:41:13 am
(http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2015/008/c/d/_scraps__critical_hit_wip_by_pix3m-d8d24hl.gif)

Not sure about the anticipation in the beginning.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: yaomon17 on January 08, 2015, 08:58:25 am
Anticipation looks fine to me if it is just a mildly powered attack.

(http://i.imgur.com/cKZHZ1i.png)
*Larry Jr. (The worm thing) Was what I drew(or redrew) today (from BOI:Rebrith).
Yes, I did get rid of the annoying highlight already in the newest version.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cheetah on January 09, 2015, 11:26:09 pm
(http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2015/008/c/d/_scraps__critical_hit_wip_by_pix3m-d8d24hl.gif)

Not sure about the anticipation in the beginning.

Try reversing his windup so that it looks like he is building up resistance. Winding-up in the same direction he is going to swing kind of make sense, but not if he stops before actually swinging. I think it will be way better.

Alternatively I suppose you could keep it the way he is but go straight from the windup in place to the actual attack without the pause. It would be an improvement on what you have but a very different effect then what I think you were going for.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: DatMuffinMan on January 10, 2015, 02:44:37 pm
based off of a photo by HONY

(http://i.imgur.com/PaXSe9s.gif)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: NowvaB on January 11, 2015, 07:57:16 am
Quick and dirty silhouette animation to avoid doing actual work.
(http://i.imgur.com/qcolIZa.gif)

Pix3M: It looks like he's just striking a pose before he attacks. Considering the type of rpg it looks like I think that's fine,
It's like an indicator that the char does before each attack to let you know which party members' turn is up.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PsylentKnight on January 12, 2015, 04:57:31 am
@PsylentKnight your animations are so fluid! Really cool style you've got going there. He does look pretty pissed haha.


Thanks. :)

@yaomon: I'm really like your BOI remakes... my gf got me that game for me for Christmas, and while I really enjoy it I'm very unimpressed by the graphics. They're very flat and I especially hate the thick black outlines. Your remakes are a vast improvement.

Today I remade Mother from my game... she was the first character I made and I've improved so much since.

Before:
(http://i.imgur.com/9FYeYM7.gif)
After:
(http://i.imgur.com/HcWfJCL.png)

She will eventually grow into the form that she takes in the original version as she become more powerful/pregnant.

Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PixelPiledriver on January 12, 2015, 10:11:15 am
NowvaB:
Really dig that.  :)

A couple imaginary people with ref and then a photo study of an old dude with a cool face.
About half way thru drawing it NaCl told me it was Winston Churchill.  :o

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-JkEN2UjGpus/VLOb0xvc2oI/AAAAAAAAAPs/__oJT5QB7eA/s1600/DitherAlphaFace_16_doubleSize.png)

Lots of observational warping.
Maybe next time I'll use a grid to help improve placement and proportion.

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-pML_lvkbALk/VLOb5h8oEwI/AAAAAAAAAP0/RFB0WUQoi4I/s1600/winstonREF.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: HarveyDentMustDie on January 12, 2015, 02:39:51 pm
@PsylentKnight  For me first version looks much better then second one. It looks more like boss, like bubble will burst in any second and creepy spiders legs will show up. Second one is just unappealing, at first sight you can't even determine what it is.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PsylentKnight on January 13, 2015, 12:43:51 am
@HarveyDent

Yea I agree, while its much closer to the style of the rest of the characters and its generally better quality, its just not arranged that well and the pose doesn't convey what I want to at all. She's supposed look old and tired. As for her looking like a boss: as I noted in my post, she will look more like a boss as her egg sac grows and her body is dwarfed in comparison to it.

Funny that you say you can't tell what the new version is at first glance... people said that about the original when I posted it on reddit and I thought I did better on that this time.

EDIT: Ok I think this is a vast improvement

(http://i.imgur.com/MuWWkZl.png)

As an aside, does anyone know how to return the tools in Graphics Gale back to their default position? I let my niece scribble  on it and she got everything mixed up lol. I guess if all else fails I can reinstall but I rather not since I have a lot of custom key bindings. 
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: HarveyDentMustDie on January 13, 2015, 01:01:28 am
@PsylentKnight Maybe first was a bit clearer at first sight because of the animation. I definitely think that because this is important part of your game, design needs to be clear and effective. I still don't know what this mother should be, spider or something else? This is Daily sketch tread so I think we shouldn't spam it. Try again to make it work and post design in your development or new Pixel art tread.  :)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PixelPiledriver on January 13, 2015, 01:32:52 am
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This is Daily sketch tread so I think we shouldn't spam it.
You are free to discuss whatever here.
Spam away.  :)

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does anyone know how to return the tools in Graphics Gale back to their default position?
I don't.
Looked around in the help file and menus and couldn't find a way to do it. :blind:

This isn't really a solution but:
I highly recommend using the spacebar popup menu.
Just delete all the shit that you don't use much and then add tools and actions that you use frequently.

The default looks like this:
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-n_flwUoOQgI/UDnrOfeKpiI/AAAAAAAAC_E/gZJzI67Nd5o/s1600/PopUpMenu_1.png)

Currently I have mine like this:
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-6IazUjCMF9s/VLR1c_7638I/AAAAAAAAAQE/d6NEkTufpug/s1600/ppdPopupMenuChoices_1.png)

Every once in a while I add or remove things.

There's a guide on my blog about setting it up. (http://ppdaniatlas.blogspot.com/p/tools.html)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PsylentKnight on January 13, 2015, 06:33:20 am
Thanks for the help PPD... I guess I didn't explain myself clearly. It wasn't really the tool icons, it was that the different windows containing the layers and frames and such were all over the place. Some of them I could drag and drop back into place and some of them I couldn't, most importantly the view window. I have no idea what the hell she did to it lol. So I just reinstalled, wasn't a huge deal.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: surt on January 13, 2015, 07:59:27 am
As an aside, does anyone know how to return the tools in Graphics Gale back to their default position? I let my niece scribble  on it and she got everything mixed up lol. I guess if all else fails I can reinstall but I rather not since I have a lot of custom key bindings. 
(http://img.uninhabitant.com/gale_restore_window_defaults.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: yaomon17 on January 13, 2015, 09:19:38 am
For me just closing and reopening GG makes the windows dockable.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on January 13, 2015, 10:03:52 am
On a side note, because I know a few people who weren't aware of this: make sure to check up regularly on GraphicGales updates, there's a new version every couple months. It's not much / doesn't "change" the software, but bug fixing and/or new features is always welcome.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Pix3M on January 13, 2015, 10:24:37 pm
There was a joke among artists, I heard, that "You're not a real artist if you don't draw naked fat ladies!"

And so... here's my shot at it [NSFW]

(http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2015/013/d/7/you_re_not_an_artist_if_you_don_t_draw_fat_ladies_by_pix3m-d8dq8p9.png)
http://pix3m.deviantart.com/art/You-re-not-an-artist-if-you-don-t-draw-fat-ladies-506788749
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on January 14, 2015, 02:57:55 am
first studies of January 2015:
ranging from 3-20 '

(http://abload.de/img/skullstudy_sheet_60ndu7z.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Dr D on January 14, 2015, 05:22:24 am
Seeing that ^ just makes me realize how much more I should be doing to improve as an artist.

How were you able to get all those angles? Did you happen to have an actual skull around that you used for reference, or some website/program? (3D Model?)

They all look pretty solid to me as well, except the bottom middle one which is hard to read.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cream on January 16, 2015, 06:01:35 pm
Seeing that ^ just makes me realize how much more I should be doing to improve as an artist.

This.

Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: DatMuffinMan on January 16, 2015, 08:10:05 pm
Indirectly inspired by Cyangmou's 'real-life' studies. Also by boring teachers.

(http://i.imgur.com/QZ6qL9z.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on January 17, 2015, 09:57:32 pm
(http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2015/017/d/a/preview_by_thisisellian-d8eakwh.gif)

Ugh, I'm so busy with work, freelance stuff and preparing to move out that I have no time to post here... so have some animations for one of the freelance project I'm working on :(
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cheetah on January 18, 2015, 01:36:04 am
(http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2015/017/d/a/preview_by_thisisellian-d8eakwh.gif)

Ugh, I'm so busy with work, freelance stuff and preparing to move out that I have no time to post here... so have some animations for one of the freelance project I'm working on :(

You are doing great stuff with the eyes and facial expression that really add to the animations.

Idle: A very slow and minor rustle to the cape might add a bit of movement to the rest of the sprite.

Crouch/Grab: Looks good. I will note that in other previews I have seen, that the pull animation that I suppose follows this I am not a fan off. Bending all the way over to pull is just physical very difficult and doesn't provide good leverage, and the animation look awkward.

Run: Animates well and I like the movement of the cape, hair, and glasses. She just don't look to be going very fast and is kind of skipping rather than running. If it is just a walk animation then it will probably work fine.

Roll: So if this is actually two animations, one for face planting (tripping) and the other for getting up after being knocked on her back, then they look great. If it is supposed to be a full roll animations, then it looks really awkward. She needs to be tucking her head in and scrunching into a ball if she wants to roll.

Jump: Amazing, spot on. Excellent use of stretching in your animation with the cape. Also nice details like the cape fluttering and her squinting one eye as if she is moving quickly. It adds a lot to the animation.

Attack Fall: From her stance and facial expression I'm guessing she is supposed to be holding a weapon as she is falling to attack. Looks good.

Fall: So you utilized the stretch well, but you need to use a bit more squash to really sell this animation. Often the stretching and squashing exaggerates proportions briefly, but instead you have this awesome cape to take advantage of. The cape should flair out more at the peak of her jump, but even more so when she lands she should crouch a little more and flair out the cape a good bit. I think you could do this without adding extending the animation so you still maintain really responsive controls.

Bow: I really like this animation. The bow pops in rather abruptly and could use an extra frame of reveal. This would slow down the attack animation a bit, but maybe that would actually be desirable from a gameplay perspective.

Not Featured:
Rope Climbing: I know Mega Man has established the tradition of looking at your character from the back while climbing, but I think with a rope Crown might look cool facing forward as she climbs up. Might be worth experimenting with.

Push: It might just be a wip animation in Zack's previews, but I feel like Crown needs to be leaning into the object a bit more. Again there needs to be some squash, and probably some stretch would help the pull animation.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on January 18, 2015, 11:42:18 pm
Alright, I'm pretty sure at this point it would be a good idea to create a thread for posting the stuff I do, get feedbacks and hopefully improve the general quality of the game.
I'll have to discuss this with Zack I guess, but in the meantime:

- Idle; I'm actually going to make a bunch more idle animations, some of which will include a rustle to the cape. I want them to be rotated randomly. so it's not just "eyh I stopped so of course my cloak is gloating in the air".

- Pull (not shown above): Yeaaah I think I'm gonna go back to this one later, hopefully near the end of the project, but I wanted to make it look like she's having a hard time. Pulling a big block without any handle isn't easy anyway, so I kinda like the idea, but the actual execution of that animation isn't the best.

- Run: That's actually a fast walk, yeah, I'm gonna work on a running animation where she's leaning forward later on.

- Roll: The one show above is a single animation. I'm not too fond of it because... well, as you said she's not "ball-y" enough.

- Attack fall: It's actually a wall slide. :)

- Bow: Right; but that's actually a gameplay problem; for now we want that as soon the player press the key, the arrow is shot, so we can't have pre-shot frames. (actually, I do have some, but I'm not gonna use them) Technically it's even worst than what you see above, the first frame of the actual animation is the one where the arrow is already shot. We're considering having a charged shot as well, and if we do so I'll add more pre-shot frames.

- Rope climbing: That's... an interesting idea, actually. The fact that she's showing her back is because the animation share a lot of stuff with the ladder climbing animation... so yeah I just went with a classic look. Technically if the rope physic wasn't so touchy programming wise, I'd use something like that because it's way cooler:
(http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2015/018/c/e/spearlady_by_thisisellian-d8egexd.png)

- Push: You're right, now that I look at it again, a good squash when she push toward the block would look great. Thanks. <3


Anyway, this is getting kinda lenghtly, I'll see if I can create a thread to discuss this further.
Thanks for the feedbacks anyway <3
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: yaomon17 on January 19, 2015, 02:37:27 am
First version is dead.
(http://www.pixeljoint.com/files/icons/imagesssszzz.png)
Recorded the drawing process with commentary and I found out the video resolution got messed up so you could only see half the screen.  :crazy: I'm a genius
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on January 22, 2015, 12:43:57 am
@yaomon17: The cape's shading is a little weird. It's not pillow shading, yet close enough that it throws me off... Love everything else though. The haircut is super dumb ahah  ;D


I'd post something here, but I'm mainly working on CATAM so I made a dedicated thread (http://wayofthepixel.net/index.php?topic=17689.0) for that, as previously stated. :)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PsylentKnight on January 22, 2015, 03:01:17 am
Thanks for the help with GraphicsGale guys... in the future I'll just let my niece f*ck up MS Paint. :P

Quick redesign of a character. I can't remember if I posted the original... doodled this while I waited for my computer to update/restart, shaded later.

(http://i.imgur.com/dveLRHT.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: jaagr on January 22, 2015, 02:39:52 pm
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Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PsylentKnight on January 23, 2015, 04:45:59 am
Started working on the sprite. Don't really like the nose, gonna have to fix that. I hate arms and legs, so I stopped there.

(http://i.imgur.com/x30oO97.png)

EDIT:
Its 1 am here so I guess this counts for today's sketch...
First time in forever I actually sat down and spent about an hour drawing.
(http://i.imgur.com/VKj2SM2.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on January 25, 2015, 12:01:49 am
How were you able to get all those angles? Did you happen to have an actual skull around that you used for reference, or some website/program? (3D Model?)

I own a complete skeleton.

--

some more drawings, going ove rface anatomy.
Also drawing face anatomy on skulls,
Those are not the usual portraits one would draw, but rather it's like that I am drawing the base of the skull, try to get this one right just by observation (because the minor proportions of the skull change quite a lot) and I am considering then every muscle before I draw it in.
To add some difficulty I tried with the later ones to get close to the actual people and I also used an increasing difficulty with stronger facial expressions.
This method leads to some quite interesting observations.

(http://abload.de/img/2015_01_14kkoff.png)

(http://abload.de/img/2015_01_15mkq9e.png)

(http://abload.de/img/2015_01_1684pv3.png)

(http://abload.de/img/2015_01_1721r4d.png)

(http://abload.de/img/2015_01_187gooo.png)

(http://abload.de/img/2015_01_19f0rxe.png)

(http://abload.de/img/2015_01_20lkpsf.png)

(http://abload.de/img/2015_01_254zrp5.png)

Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: NowvaB on January 25, 2015, 06:51:17 am
FUN with GraphicsGale [Effects]
(http://i.imgur.com/R189IwK.gif)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PixelPiledriver on January 25, 2015, 11:50:39 am
Missed a lot of days.  :blind:
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-446tOgiEHGw/VMTX7tLlemI/AAAAAAAAKr8/7XSIrwn95Uo/s1600/stuff_6.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: 32 on January 25, 2015, 12:57:45 pm
(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t42/The_32nd_day/doubleswordcombo_zpsgybot898.gif)

Been too long since I last animated for myself

Edit: another quick one before bed
(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t42/The_32nd_day/downbow_zps9uplzquv.gif)

ps. Thanks PPD for your graphics gale custom brushes tutorial I managed to google up. Why it doesn't have a 2x2 brush as default I'll never understand
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: |||| on January 26, 2015, 01:03:05 am
(http://i.imgur.com/KeTjfh8.png)
'fighter's quest'
Something I worked on for a bit; maybe it'll be something I retreat to here and there when bored with working on other more serious things.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on January 26, 2015, 01:34:34 am
I found an additional hour for drawing:

(http://abload.de/img/2015_01_26rsu3h.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: DatMuffinMan on January 26, 2015, 03:22:47 am
looks great, Cyangmou :) out of curiosity, how do you choose what to draw? you went from humans to horses, then humans, and now dinosaurs.

did a few anatomy studies today based on photo references; spent the most time on this one (30min I think?):

(http://i.imgur.com/D3P1hKs.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PixelPiledriver on January 26, 2015, 11:18:23 am
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-bEVnAyPkzUs/VMYiFRtVKaI/AAAAAAAAKv4/kyCRmrOmEzE/s1600/ditherScene_4.png)

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Thanks PPD for your graphics gale custom brushes tutorial I managed to google up.
No problem. :)
Glad it was helpful.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on January 26, 2015, 04:17:47 pm
looks great, Cyangmou :) out of curiosity, how do you choose what to draw? you went from humans to horses, then humans, and now dinosaurs.

I am studying the design of the things I like. Last year I also did some armor, architectural and machine studies.
While humans are important for multiple easy explainable reasons, the other things have to do with personal preferences and interests.

btw: IMO the abdomen wouldn't ever have a sharp square edge there were you drew one in. If it's exactly like that in the photo I'd be really curious to see your reference.

(http://abload.de/img/2015_01_26-23jf8z.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on January 26, 2015, 09:32:47 pm
(http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2015/026/5/3/mememe_by_thisisellian-d8fiq7n.png)
Multistreamed some fanart with my wife today~
Godamnit, streaming makes me nervous and too focused ahah.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PsylentKnight on January 27, 2015, 06:34:39 am
(http://i.imgur.com/BALAahd.png)

Started doing this.

Funny that I'm doing more on this project now that the semester has started than I did during Christmas break. I intended to get a lot done then but I did absolutely nothing, mostly due to the fact that my sister got me a $20 steam card for Christmas and so I bought like 1000 games during the winter sale. I'm kind of burnt on playing though and feel like creating.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: yaomon17 on January 27, 2015, 07:02:21 am
(http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2015/026/5/3/mememe_by_thisisellian-d8fiq7n.png)
Multistreamed some fanart with my wife today~
Godamnit, streaming makes me nervous and too focused ahah.
Yea when I need to sit down and focus on a piece, I turn on the stream and tell no one and sit there and stream to 0 viewers to help me focus. No idea why it works but it does :> Cool art too! I always envy those who can draw proper cast shadows :^)
also that was a very interesting music video

(http://i.imgur.com/BALAahd.png)

Started doing this.

Funny that I'm doing more on this project now that the semester has started than I did during Christmas break. I intended to get a lot done then but I did absolutely nothing, mostly due to the fact that my sister got me a $20 steam card for Christmas and so I bought like 1000 games during the winter sale. I'm kind of burnt on playing though and feel like creating.
Funny how that works out huh. Planning to be productive during break and doing nothing seems to be more common than I thought. At leas you are back on track, an it looks like the right track too. Keep at it!
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: DatMuffinMan on January 27, 2015, 03:32:39 pm

btw: IMO the abdomen wouldn't ever have a sharp square edge there were you drew one in. If it's exactly like that in the photo I'd be really curious to see your reference.


yeah, you're right about the sharp edge - it's there but definitely smoother in the reference [kind of nsfw] - http://i.imgur.com/y8N7twW.png

also I made a crab for pixel_dailes on twitter:

(http://i.imgur.com/LKDovWo.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PixelPiledriver on January 27, 2015, 04:20:41 pm
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-MbP-q_M7jUI/VMe853nONAI/AAAAAAAAKxQ/y04di4PICA8/s1600/wanderer_5_contrast.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: lolzolaura on January 27, 2015, 06:20:07 pm
Kinda starting over again, but hey, more practice for me!

(http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2015/027/5/a/exodus2_by_lauraanimefanlein-d8fmkck.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Joe on January 27, 2015, 08:05:39 pm
Mind if I join?

(http://i.imgur.com/GLokDFT.jpg)

Some notes from the book by Michael Hampton. I'm tired of my ignorance of structure, so this is what I'll be studying for now.

And does anyone know where I can find decent pictures of actual skeletons? Tried Google and DeviantArt, it's like they don't even exist. I'm looking for some in standard anatomical poses, but not models—actual skeletons. There's so many discrepancies between all my anatomy books I just want to see it for myself, and make my own judgement.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cakeprediction on January 27, 2015, 09:12:10 pm
Haven't posted here for a while so might as well show a few of my revent sketches that I've made

(http://g2f.nl/0z0sb5n)
random mock-up I made yesterday

(http://g2f.nl/0b2qa39)
Today's work. I don't even know what I've made... Something scale-y/stone-ish, perhaps?
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PsylentKnight on January 28, 2015, 03:31:54 am
Funny how that works out huh. Planning to be productive during break and doing nothing seems to be more common than I thought. At leas you are back on track, an it looks like the right track too. Keep at it!

Thanks! :)

btw, I saw your BoI mod video on youtube... awesome stuff. I had no idea you were totally overhauling the game, I thought you were just redoing a couple of sprites for fun. I hope you keep at it, I'd love to play with it.

[...]

Your image links are blocked for me.



(http://i.imgur.com/gbrSx4I.png)

Finished this up. Also did the first keyframe for an idle animation. He will just absent mindedly wave his feet back and forth, sliding the shackles on his horns with them.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on January 29, 2015, 03:02:54 am
next proportionstudy (velociraptor skull)
(http://abload.de/img/2015_01_28gxxng.png)

and the mannequin as a result:
(http://abload.de/img/stereometric_velocirarru99.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cakeprediction on January 29, 2015, 08:26:23 pm
Your image links are blocked for me.
That's odd, same with this one?

(http://g2f.nl/0eep0xy)
Small Gal I made in 30 minutes or so :)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PixelPiledriver on January 30, 2015, 02:20:33 am
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Your image links are blocked for me.
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That's odd, same with this one?
Hrmmm.
Works for me.

My stream from yesterday:
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-zRC4KHiovak/VMo9YepG-AI/AAAAAAAAARQ/al45Sckm1LE/s1600/RoundhouseKick.gif) (http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-V0hMmE-Kths/VMo9YVSk27I/AAAAAAAAARo/SRv4Fe2GGyU/s1600/RoundhouseKick_BagKick.gif)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PsylentKnight on January 30, 2015, 03:16:43 am
@cake: Yea, same with that one. Might be my dorm's firewall, its weird. IIRC I had the same problem the last time you used that host.

EDIT: Yea its the school network. When I open the image url in a new tab it says that its blocked by the school because its categorized as malware.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PixelPiledriver on January 30, 2015, 12:35:40 pm
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-UBZrx6fADRE/VMt6fLI8JkI/AAAAAAAAK1A/SYq0aHav4PM/s1600/roboShatter_5.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: DatMuffinMan on January 30, 2015, 08:19:14 pm
GameBoy mockup for pixel_dailes:

(http://i.imgur.com/0bbwZfp.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cakeprediction on January 30, 2015, 08:34:11 pm
Well, then there'nothing I can do D:
(http://g2f.nl/0037vy8)

Random ugly skeleton dude I made, been trying to make some larger works
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on January 31, 2015, 12:24:07 am
@DatMuffinMan
Right to my nostalgia. YOU HURT ME DUDE. I feel like playing something on my gameboy again...
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cakeprediction on January 31, 2015, 10:28:37 pm
Playing with a (very simple) character design
(http://g2f.nl/0b26fi7)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cakeprediction on February 01, 2015, 09:22:11 pm
(http://g2f.nl/0t0fcca)
Result from a pixel-off with ppd that we sadly couldn't finish :c
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: DatMuffinMan on February 01, 2015, 10:36:58 pm
For the mini ludum dare competition (they said it would be until February 1st, but the submission deadline is only in the "first week of February). With any luck, we'll finish it by the end of tomorrow and have it ready just before they close it. It's my first time entering one of these :D

(http://i.imgur.com/rDcfegb.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PixelPiledriver on February 02, 2015, 02:02:24 am
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Result from a pixel-off with ppd that we sadly couldn't finish :c
I got really tired!  :blind:
We should do that again.
Here was mine:
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-nB1ZZrvjbvk/VM7Z4fVPMCI/AAAAAAAAK1g/SZtrTwjIplQ/s1600/PixelOffWithCake_7.png)

And some other crap from my stream:
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-gR9pjNRJG2M/VM7aSMdhK0I/AAAAAAAAK1o/Ymla5g5fA5Y/s1600/solid%2Bchars_3.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ai on February 02, 2015, 03:55:57 am
@ PPD: Spiky ?spider? is a neat design. Might feel more aggressive if you lift up and foreshorten the outer pair of legs (so he's posing like a boxer - tight stance).
I notice most stuff you post is pretty low res. Do you have any comment on the value of higher res stuff (disregarding whether it is pixelled or not)?

Personally I understand that condensation and simplification are skills naturally learnt from working small /low res. I usually get the impression there is some unique conceptual* benefit to working quite high res, but find it hard to say exactly what (except that it has some relation to the expansive feeling I get standing in a large uncluttered room)

* that is, a benefit that effects your thought processes, rather than technical benefits such as 'more area -> the impact of small inaccuracies is reduced'


Today, I came back to a periodic project of mine: constructing a tileset that will allow me to use Tiled to quickly throw designs and measurements together from standardized-unit-sized building blocks.

(http://i.imgur.com/FixDeoJ.gif)
(188 unique 4x4 tiles; Tiled (http://www.mapeditor.org) makes it easy to grab chunks of tiles, so I used the 4x4 base size to construct any tile size divisible by 4 -- 4, 8, 12, 16, 20 ..)

I was planning on, once I have the base tileset, generate 16 recolored versions using DB16 palette, loading them as separate tilesets.

Just like previous iterations, the main struggle is to organize them effectively, My current thoughts (only partially carried out in the image) a) have a base 'block' size (12x12) b) include enough space on all sides to allow 8 other 12x12 blocks to be located around it, with single-tile padding, and c) any tileable patterns should be shown repeating at least once (both for visualization and easier application on large areas).

Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cakeprediction on February 02, 2015, 06:33:17 pm
Since I came to the conclusion that you can't progress without pushing your limits, I tried to make/sketch something that's way outta my league:
(http://g2f.nl/0pu3bch)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Joe on February 02, 2015, 09:28:18 pm
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I came to the conclusion that you can't progress without pushing your limits
You also can't progress without boatloads of practice. ;) I always wish I could just spend one day practicing something the whole day, and then I'd know it. Too bad the brain doesn't work like that...

Ai, that looks super cool.

I don't intend to post in this thread every day, but I do draw everyday. Here's the last 4 days, some more studies from Hampton and some gestures based on his ideas.

(http://i.imgur.com/yB1h6N0.jpg)(http://i.imgur.com/KtLP7iM.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/TBSXk6n.jpg)(http://i.imgur.com/YkbEUhO.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: DatMuffinMan on February 03, 2015, 01:03:23 am
some puppy animations for the LD jam -

jump: (http://i.imgur.com/Fa4EZ8r.gif)
idle: (http://i.imgur.com/QToJgbM.gif)
bark: (http://i.imgur.com/4HYfoWe.gif)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wzl on February 03, 2015, 11:52:40 am
A happy submarine, created within a one-hour-compo using arne's 16color palette

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/12237727/ohc/2015-02-01/happy%20boat.png)

Lack of shades made me need to dither a lot. Not sure if it got too noisy because of that.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PixelPiledriver on February 03, 2015, 03:55:59 pm
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-SjJ476k0w9s/VNDnOPZ4GZI/AAAAAAAAASU/ojG8IH3UICs/s1600/shapesAndStuff_4.png)

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I notice most stuff you post is pretty low res. Do you have any comment on the value of higher res stuff (disregarding whether it is pixelled or not)?
I'm not sure how to respond without getting really generic.
No worries.
We can grind thru some thoughts about it, that could be fun.
But you'll have to provide specifics.

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I struggle to work larger though (it's weirdly intimidating sometimes), and looking at your stuff, I started to wonder if you also struggled with that, or had any insight into it...
I can definitely answer this tho:
No need to wonder.
I find any art I do to ALWAYS be a struggle.  :blind:
But that makes it exciting.



(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-dMBOx14Muqg/VNIO8uxvIuI/AAAAAAAAAS0/vAk64sr6BWI/s1600/stuffStuff_11.png)



(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-qCN9HOp6yqg/VNIqeZ3xmpI/AAAAAAAAAT0/GF_GbuZyq6c/s1600/newProcess_5.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cakeprediction on February 04, 2015, 08:55:23 pm
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I came to the conclusion that you can't progress without pushing your limits
You also can't progress without boatloads of practice. ;)
I am aware of that, that is the main reason why I try to post something here everyday ^^. Sadly Í currently don't have time to do real studies and full days of practice, but I'll get to that once I get more spare times, Till then:

(http://g2f.nl/0v53unl)
didn't have a lot of time today so made something small because I already missed yesterday's daily sketch

Edit:
To make up for that, I reworked a character of an old unfinishde project of mine for the third time, and I must say that I'm a lot happier with this iteration ^^. Might actually try to pick it up again :)
(http://g2f.nl/0a9f240)
Last two guys are just me messing with the dude and his gear
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: 0xDB on February 04, 2015, 09:24:33 pm
(http://abload.de/img/2015_02_04_tachikomap08pwj.png)

Do not know the manga/anime so I referenced it from the images on http://ghostintheshell.wikia.com/wiki/Tachikoma.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PixelPiledriver on February 05, 2015, 01:42:20 am
Do it Cake.
Post everyday!

Nice Dennis!
ASCII rocks!

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qlkV-IRN3ls/VNLJsuwxVAI/AAAAAAAAAUE/ghCsRnMt_wg/s1600/ColorsProcess_sketch.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ai on February 05, 2015, 02:53:24 am
@PPD I think that's actually C64 charmode (no great difference, except that non-alphanumeric characters won't necessarily be ASCII characters, since they can be redefined).

@Dennis I haven't attempted to break down tile usage, but I feel that the primary 3 eyes could stand to be a lot more round and protuberant, even at the expense of other details, if possible -- they are one of the most emphasized parts in the design of Tachikoma, that give them most of their personality. If you look at some clips, you can see the way they roll their eyes (this is more literal 'eye rolling' than for people) adds a lot of expressiveness. It's kind of funny how well that club character works for the pupils, I would not have guessed that would work.

@PPD

Personally I agree that art is always a struggle, I was attempting to express that it seems much more so for larger pieces. One reason, I think, is something I've noticed recently -- If I don't place the object / canvas I'm observing directly in the centre of my FOV, my observations of it's proportions can get hilariously out of wack. I actively zoom out references for this reason. So the logical extrapolation is that a larger canvas (especially if it's a non-digital canvas) requires a lot more checking than a smaller one.
(roll on transhumanism -- larger eyes FTW ;)

Hope you're pleased with the texturing in your latest post -- I think it's significantly improved over earlier posts, particularly in  .. uh, fitting together into a thematic whole, I guess is what I mean. Very illustration-y.

@any
I did some 32x32 tag icons with DB32 palette

(http://i.imgur.com/UmdBPHP.png)

Intended to be used in conjunction with TMSU (https://github.com/oniony/TMSU/wiki) and lighthouse (https://github.com/emgram769/lighthouse). It's fun typing in lighthouse to select tags and seeing my icons come up as I create them.

I made a reusable shell function out of the commandline I used to create the montage:
Code: [Select]
# accept a geometry (like 32x32+16+0, for a 32x32 area with a 16pix horizontal margin) and a list of png files
# compile all but the final argument into a montage, with the final argument being the output path.
named_tile_montage() {
 GEOMETRY="$1"
 FONTSIZE=6
 BG=gray40
 shift 1
 # this is a hack that results in the final argument ending up in DEST.
 # cf. http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1853946/getting-the-last-argument-passed-to-a-shell-script
 for DEST; do true; done
 montage -geometry "$GEOMETRY" -pointsize "$FONTSIZE" -background "$BG" $(for V; do; if [ "$V" != "$DEST" ]; then; echo -label "${V%%.png}" "$V"; fi; done;) "$DEST"
}

Also updated my design kit

(http://i.imgur.com/bZwLeSV.gif)
making tiny tiles is alarmingly addictive; up to 508 unique tiles now. 4x4 is an excellent choice for many sizes of repeating pattern -- see the stippling patterns, a slope of N generally takes N tiles before it meets up with itself -- less for higher N.

Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Beetleking22 on February 05, 2015, 05:16:25 am
Super mario 3 mockup.. I need polish this more.. it has perspective issues..

(http://i57.tinypic.com/27x2lif.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: r1k on February 05, 2015, 05:45:03 am
beetleking that looks awesome. The sketchiness of it gives it kind of a clay look.  I think the perspective would be more like this:

(http://i.imgur.com/Ph8SIch.png)

that, or make everything in a strict side view.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: AlcopopStar on February 05, 2015, 11:40:13 am
Hotdang PPD that last piece is gorgeous. Also very cool mario mockup @beetle but yeah the perspective is tripping me out a little.

(https://40.media.tumblr.com/846deb534f6ad26b68a40bdb97011600/tumblr_njar24lE6Y1u3fa1zo1_250.png)
here is some love for moonman
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on February 05, 2015, 12:42:05 pm
Damn I saw that on twitter, that is awesome work AlcopopStar <3
And composition is super rad
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cakeprediction on February 05, 2015, 08:59:50 pm
(http://g2f.nl/010fxkm)
Also didn't have a lot of time today, so just made a slave driver dude with his slaves(they are supposed to be clay-ish people)

Looking forward to the weekend so I can try to make some bigger pieces again!
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wzl on February 05, 2015, 10:37:19 pm
That mario mockup is magnificent. the perspective fix also helps to keep the brain from falling apart  :lol:

I did a quick practice piece with predefined palette. Everybody, meet Herbert

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/12237727/Sprites/Quickies/herbert.gif)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PsylentKnight on February 05, 2015, 10:53:35 pm

here is some love for moonman

Awesome piece, but why don't the sides of the moons match up agggggggh
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on February 05, 2015, 11:09:19 pm
It's an allegory for the character evolution, more specifically how good he looks now. His moon is bigger and smoother~
(I'm just making up shit to make a butt joke, don't mind me)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PsylentKnight on February 06, 2015, 07:02:59 am
[...]

lol buuuuutts.

Spent a couple of hours on this today. Far from finished, but I've done a good bit.

(http://i.imgur.com/8LDiiWV.gif)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: 32 on February 06, 2015, 07:18:03 am
Some from the last couple of days

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t42/The_32nd_day/Boxer_Dev_zpsgwfijloy.gif)

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t42/The_32nd_day/Boxer_Idle_zpsx8ihugc6.gif)

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t42/The_32nd_day/Boxer_Run_zps3e51ki05.gif)

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t42/The_32nd_day/Boxer_Punch_zpsflbrgfrq.gif)

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t42/The_32nd_day/Boxer_Kick_zpsorznu4gk.gif)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ridley126 on February 06, 2015, 05:00:00 pm
I started a personal challenge for myself at the beginning of the year to do a 16x16 piece of pixel art everyday. Here's what I did for January!

(http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2015/037/5/5/month_1_by_ridley126-d8gw7sg.png)
x1

(http://36.media.tumblr.com/976c7971395eacf69e207caa7a3ace5d/tumblr_nj5rb2yLIC1u4ryolo1_400.png)
x4
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: 0xDB on February 06, 2015, 07:30:18 pm
@PixelPileDriver: Thx! ('tis the petscii charset).

@Ai: Thx for your input. I am currently not concerned with finishing/polishing things, just trying to gain momentum, get into a habit of regular pixelling/doodleing to fight depression and get motivated, so stuff I post in this thread is very unlikely to receive any refinement from me.

Todays doodles for #pixel_dailies (twitter):
(http://abload.de/img/2015_02_06_orc45ufa.png)

(http://abload.de/img/2015_02_06_orc2p5u9x.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cakeprediction on February 06, 2015, 09:27:45 pm
Conversation with myself:
"What does every game need to be a good game?"
"..."
"Right! That's it!"
"A schizophreniac."

Hence, I made one
(http://g2f.nl/0e8w0s2)
Character's personalities would be more visible ingame with dialogue, animations and surroundings
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: AlcopopStar on February 07, 2015, 05:28:46 am
really love those characters 32!
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PixelPiledriver on February 07, 2015, 01:49:05 pm
Sketches for the day.  :blind:

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-67L1L6DjZHc/VNYUAbgzrqI/AAAAAAAAAUk/Abe9k4W4Uu4/s1600/randomSketches_15.png)

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started a personal challenge for myself at the beginning of the year to do a 16x16 piece of pixel art everyday.
Cool!
I dig the calendar setup.
Smart.

That Moonman!  :y:

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Hope you're pleased with the texturing in your latest post
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Hotdang PPD that last piece is gorgeous.
Thanks.  :blind:
It's getting closer to what I want to do with that process.
I need to do a bunch more pieces this way and explore its potential.

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really love those characters 32!
And agreed.
Those look dope.
Hope that goes with the animations you posted before.
Cuz I really liked those as well.

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Spent a couple of hours on this today. Far from finished, but I've done a good bit.
LOL!
oh man..... great.
what does he throw in his mouth tho?

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my observations of it's proportions can get hilariously out of wack. I actively zoom out references for this reason.
Yah definitely.
Stepping back from art and seeing the entire canvas at once is important.
It's always good to have 2 or 3 views going at once.
But getting lost in a tiny portion as you clean it up is important too.
Try drawing with a grid on, even if you are not using it for size restrictions.
It helps to focus on an isolated part of the image when needed.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: 0xDB on February 07, 2015, 03:45:07 pm
Study of Paul Robertson's Taito-esque style for #pixel_dailies:
(http://abload.de/img/2015_02_07_taitostyle7zl0q.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: surt on February 07, 2015, 07:52:31 pm
Neat. I guess that means Taito made Rainbow Islands?
I've had the inclination to do some cute Rainbow Islands-like stuff lurking in my skull for a while.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cakeprediction on February 07, 2015, 08:53:24 pm
(http://g2f.nl/0p2utei)

Redid the characters in a different style, because the other one was too cutesty and I couldn't really play with silhouettes(didn't do it a lot here either, but whatever). Left the naked templates and some pervy stuff I had to make for a friend(dn't know why I abided :'D), So I guess you could call it nsfw
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PsylentKnight on February 07, 2015, 09:39:38 pm
@PPD: Its tabbaco. I realize that's not very clear though, something I intend to fix. BTW I love the colors in your last few pieces.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ridley126 on February 07, 2015, 10:48:02 pm
Just did this for no particular reason. Might keep expanding it and see where it goes. :)

(http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2015/038/f/9/eye_1_by_ridley126-d8h2k2d.png)
x1

(http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2015/038/b/b/eye_2_by_ridley126-d8h2k2t.png)
x4
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: 32 on February 07, 2015, 11:08:42 pm
Thanks guys :) I really like the stuff everyone's been posting too. Love the rim of light around the girls head on the thing you posted a few pages back PixelPiledriver, I'd never do something like that haha. And that moonman piece looks great AlcopopStar. They weren't really planned as part of the same project but probably a similar style for what I'll be doing for the other ones. Just needed to do something that didn't have an actual game concept riding on it. Really just trying to knock out some folio stuff.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t42/The_32nd_day/tonfa_princess_zps9trhiaii.png)

May as well post something I did yesterday. Hopefully do some animation for her today.

Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: lachrymose on February 07, 2015, 11:57:17 pm
I heard someone say something about perverseness...

(http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2015/038/d/b/bbgirl_by_straightsjacket-d8h2vs9.png)

EDIT: Did another real quick.

(http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2015/038/2/e/pdgirlsketch_by_straightsjacket-d8h460q.png)(http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2015/039/a/3/pdgirl_by_straightsjacket-d8h45ap.png)

*Waiting for a pin-up girl pixel challenge.* *hint* *hint*
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: YellowLime on February 08, 2015, 11:47:07 am
Dennis, pretty cool! :) Although the tin man isn't supposed to smile, and the scarecrow also looks kinda smart :lol:

32, hope that animation is not a nightmare :-X since I think your sprite is too small and polished for comfortable animation. Good luck! :P

lacrymose, that is some nice perverseness ::) I like the 1st one better, but her knee is too thick, don't you think? :blind:

PixelPiledriver, those are some cool delicious faces I saw on your stream today :hehe:

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag382/yellowlimemail/yesterday_zps36a4c1cb.png)
Done last night. Bottom right is from alternate universe where I decided to start rendering shades, but right now I like the upper right one the most (I'm a sucker for large areas of uninterrupted solid color). Would re-touch right sleeve and change the shoes, but meh.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Beetleking22 on February 08, 2015, 12:12:34 pm
More mario related art.... Mad scientist kopaa.. I really want finish this piece... but im soo lazy..

(http://i58.tinypic.com/24nm9zc.png)

More...

(http://i62.tinypic.com/2v1rfyb.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PixelPiledriver on February 08, 2015, 12:14:57 pm
Stream for the day.
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-EYBifbcGvyI/VNdS8eN5ffI/AAAAAAAAAVE/VkKM2tgkwFo/s1600/CrossStitchIdeas_28.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: 32 on February 08, 2015, 01:52:54 pm
32, hope that animation is not a nightmare :-X since I think your sprite is too small and polished for comfortable animation. Good luck! :P

Thought I'd try to work at 32x32 just for fun, stuff I want to do with her is a bit of a nod to wonderboy 3 for the sms and I really like the creative problem solving you can see in a lot of the sprites for that as a result of that resolution. You're not wrong though, usually I'd expect something like this to take 3 hours but it took 5 :ouch:
(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t42/The_32nd_day/Tonfa_Princess_Idle_zpsf1di8hpg.gif)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wzl on February 08, 2015, 02:04:52 pm
look at her wiggle

*wiggle wiggle*
i dig that 32!
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: lachrymose on February 08, 2015, 02:27:23 pm
lacrymose, that is some nice perverseness ::) I like the 1st one better, but her knee is too thick, don't you think? :blind:

I like the first one better as well, with the exception of the head.
The second one has a lot of jaggies that i need to clean up.

I really need to work on AA too.
and hair
and cloth
and how to put characters in scenes
and hands....
The list is never ending!
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cakeprediction on February 08, 2015, 02:33:33 pm
So I did a pixel-off with wzl and ppd:
(http://g2f.nl/0q491l4)

and Ppd helped me to make my characters better(the first three on the right)+I made some new pervy stuff with it:
(http://g2f.nl/0mvu3kz)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PixelPiledriver on February 08, 2015, 02:42:36 pm
Pixel Off from the stream.
Rushed so I can go to bed.  :blind:
Theme was: Open Relationships.
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-m8HTsb4R7nk/VNd1ksVCkKI/AAAAAAAAAVU/HOfTvHrJTEE/s1600/openRelationship_2.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: 0xDB on February 08, 2015, 02:50:45 pm
Programmatically generated a 256 colors palette today (modified a NES palette generator I wrote some time ago) containing an index reserved for transparency, 15 shades of uniform gray from black to white and 16 non-linear chroma variations with 15 linear luma levels each:
(http://abload.de/img/2015_02_08_generatedpizrio.png)

The purpose of this palette is to serve me as a solid starting point when picking colors for new pixel art pieces and quickly testing ranges with different hue shifts without having to manually redefine all colors each time.

Tested that new palette in a quick alien scout vessel for todays #pixel_dailies:
(http://abload.de/img/2015_02_08_alienufowtq3n.gif)

I've had the inclination to do some cute Rainbow Islands-like stuff lurking in my skull for a while.
Do it. It is great fun and generates happiness.

Neat. I guess that means Taito made Rainbow Islands?
Yes and the tune in Rainbow Islands sounds very similar(different timing though) to "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" from the Wizard Of Oz...

Dennis, pretty cool! :) Although the tin man isn't supposed to smile, and the scarecrow also looks kinda smart :lol:
...they are all somewhat happy in this scene, the lion is only scared of copyright infringement lawyers because of the tune thing.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wzl on February 08, 2015, 04:36:24 pm
Here's my entry to the pixel-off:

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/12237727/Sprites/wotp/PieceOfThat.png)

Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PsylentKnight on February 09, 2015, 07:49:25 am
Decided to do something different today. Its a piece of some of my favorite musicians' iconic hair. Inspired by Andy Warhol's Portrait of Seymour H. Knox. Try to guess who they are before looking at the spoiler tag. :)

(http://i.imgur.com/Bcte4R7.png)
(from left) Frank Zappa, John Lennon, Jeff Lynne, and Freddie Mercury
Alternatively: Hulk Hogan, Harry Potter, Bob Ross, and Stalin
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: yaomon17 on February 09, 2015, 08:36:34 am
Ah yes, I'm a big fan of Stalin's work.
(http://i.imgur.com/UEO2ivb.gif)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: 32 on February 09, 2015, 05:05:52 pm
look at her wiggle

*wiggle wiggle*
i dig that 32!
Thanks!
(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t42/The_32nd_day/Tonfa_Princess_Run_zpsgfmbqkha.gif)
plays a bit fast in firefox for some reason :mean:

Loving those sword effects yaomon, they look great in game in your thread :y:
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PsylentKnight on February 09, 2015, 05:22:32 pm
Ah yes, I'm a big fan of Stalin's work.

Who isn't? His work Screams of the Innocents was revolutionary.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Joe on February 09, 2015, 07:20:55 pm
PsylentKnight, I fully agree with your music artist selection.
32, that latest is lovely. Enjoying the saturation and the spunk.

Here are some more basic studies, passing time at the laundromat.

(http://i.imgur.com/pzQs99A.jpg)(http://i.imgur.com/wrPp5uh.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: yaomon17 on February 09, 2015, 07:30:03 pm
-snip-
Thx  :D Although I'm not quite as experienced with 32x animation compared to yours  : :P
Ah yes, I'm a big fan of Stalin's work.

Who isn't? His work Screams of the Innocents was revolutionary.
  :yay:
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cakeprediction on February 09, 2015, 08:35:41 pm
(http://g2f.nl/07ph05j)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: YellowLime on February 09, 2015, 09:49:47 pm
32, those animations look good! :y:

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag382/yellowlimemail/08_zps52369a99.png)
yesterday's
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PixelPiledriver on February 10, 2015, 01:51:59 am
So much good stuff!
32, that run is sick!  :y: :-*

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Jua4RpY2JGU/VNli8WVVKfI/AAAAAAAAAV0/SoaMwJzM4oY/s1600/MonoGame_CharacterDesign_17.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: yaomon17 on February 10, 2015, 09:38:42 am
(http://i.imgur.com/oRHfVJE.gif) Some steamy stuff. Idk about this forum BG tho  :blind:
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: 32 on February 10, 2015, 04:47:49 pm
Thanks guys, took forever but it was good fun. Those are my kinda characters PPD, love it :)

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t42/The_32nd_day/Tonfa_Princess_Mockup_zpso6vbqwrr.png)
Still needs some work but sleep is a calling.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: 0xDB on February 10, 2015, 05:15:05 pm
May or may not polish/shade this in the future... currently it is just a dummy exploring #fabric in motion for #pixel_dailies:
(http://abload.de/img/2015_02_09_10a_fabriceuq6r.gif) (http://abload.de/img/2015_02_09_10b_fabricg8qka.gif)
(http://abload.de/img/2015_02_09_10c_wip4x_gmpt2.gif)

edit/append:
A briefly #revisit'ed piece from an old Amiga disk for #pixel_dailies:
(http://abload.de/img/2015_02_10_revisitp6qe0.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: YellowLime on February 10, 2015, 10:53:32 pm
32, nice. :) Love that chromatic aberration in the text, and those strong blue shades also give off a magical feel :P

Dennis, that is smooth, man! :o Is it all hand-made, or did you get some code magic in there? That it was made in a day is even more impressive :)

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag382/yellowlimemail/09_zps94e20169.png)
(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag382/yellowlimemail/today_zps0ba7fc61.png)
Upper one was last night, skull was tonight.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PixelPiledriver on February 11, 2015, 01:30:59 am
That mockup is awesome 32! :wah:
I also really like that the sleeves go up the arm when they are raised.
Maybe compensate for the volume by having them bunch up towards the shoulder.
Dope!

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-u8tSVO6QKY8/VNqsIQB5cyI/AAAAAAAAAWU/ZN_iuO6cjBQ/s1600/MonoGame_CharacterDesign_Page2.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: lachrymose on February 11, 2015, 01:49:37 am
Nice PPD, I think I like the second variation best.

Edit:
Adding my own quickie.

(http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2015/041/d/6/xeno_by_straightsjacket-d8hioud.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: 0xDB on February 11, 2015, 07:11:13 am
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Is it all hand-made, or did you get some code magic in there? That it was made in a day is even more impressive :)
It is all hand-made. The empty space above is where I drew intermediate top views to get all the rotation foreshortening right. It was made in two sessions, about nine hours in each session (submitted super late, several hours after the theme for the next day had already been announced). At first I tried to pull an all-nighter to finish in time but there is always that point where one just needs to take a break and sleep.

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Maybe compensate for the volume by having them bunch up towards the shoulder.
Tried doing that, maybe it needs to be vastly exaggerated. Maybe it also needs shading to look convincing. Stared at this for too long though, so the piece will rest until I feel like picking it up again.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wzl on February 11, 2015, 09:34:44 am
(http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2015/041/d/6/xeno_by_straightsjacket-d8hioud.png)

Why is there a panda reflection on the forehead  :crazy:
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: lachrymose on February 11, 2015, 02:51:20 pm
Poor panda didn't run fast enough I guess. :[
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: YellowLime on February 11, 2015, 10:07:07 pm
PPD: They all look the same to me! :lol: Hope that's not a slap to the face :P
There are a bunch of repeats, right? Trying to figure out the timeline confuses me :crazy:

Dennis, wow. :o Your dedication is amazing! :y: Yet we all need to rest indeed... :ouch:

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag382/yellowlimemail/11_crop_zpsb6e23760.png)
Videogame mock-up derailed into bike study.

(http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag382/yellowlimemail/11_crop_mess_zps700d0086.png)
What do you get when you forget to use the transparent color correctly?
A secret mess version with square wheels.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PixelPiledriver on February 12, 2015, 03:17:32 am
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PPD: They all look the same to me! :lol: Hope that's not a slap to the face :P
Not at all!  :lol: --> not at all a slap I mean

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There are a bunch of repeats, right? Trying to figure out the timeline confuses me
No repeats.
Just some have very minor changes, one or two pixels.

Really only the top four above "Current Variations" should stand out.
This is for a job, so all the stuff below I just like to provide as proof of process.

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ZffZRUeVS4Y/VNwanQVZGDI/AAAAAAAAAWk/DD4sWGELR7o/s1600/MonoGame_CharacterDesign_Page3.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: 32 on February 12, 2015, 06:33:11 am
(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t42/The_32nd_day/Tonfa_Princess_Attack_Fix_zpslny5donu.gif)

Might revisit this for tweaking later, not 100% satisfied with it.

Edit: fixed the leg motion.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PixelPiledriver on February 12, 2015, 02:02:56 pm
Diggin the attack.

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-SarLr-eaofQ/VNy7mwdRF-I/AAAAAAAAAX4/E7kDZJzXEdU/s1600/MonoGame_CharacterDesign_Page4.png)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-fDjxCsO29cA/VNy6dSOMaUI/AAAAAAAAAXs/0Y6ys66UCGI/s1600/Elephant%2Bjokes_2.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Joe on February 12, 2015, 09:25:02 pm
Today's work.

(http://i.imgur.com/5ppraDk.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: yaomon17 on February 13, 2015, 03:14:03 am
(http://i.imgur.com/KQSpOZx.png)(http://i.imgur.com/WD2PkiE.png)(http://i.imgur.com/PIpagbF.png)
Last 2 days. Working a bit outside of my comfort zone, mimicing BOI:R's boss screen. I can't have my specular highlights in this style T.T

Nice ladybug. Probably the has the greatest realism to color ratio out of all the pixel ladybug's I've seen!  :y:
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PsylentKnight on February 13, 2015, 06:53:03 am
A simple animation. Animation is so tedious. @_@

(http://i.imgur.com/vr4yWvk.gif)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: 0xDB on February 13, 2015, 11:09:02 pm
Dennis, wow. :o Your dedication is amazing! :y: Yet we all need to rest indeed... :ouch:
I only have those moments of dedication occasionally. The rest of the year I do not get shit done... still working on that animation though as I want to finish and polish it. It reminds me how much I loved to animate stuff in the past and I am enjoying it.

todays short doodle (it has been v-day for 8 minutes here already... glad I will probably just sleep through half of it):
(http://abload.de/img/2015_02_13141hbym.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PixelPiledriver on February 14, 2015, 03:52:23 am
I really dig those yaomon.  :y:

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-7cN7Z6k2q_Y/VN7GAlaeFwI/AAAAAAAAAZQ/BTZH_XQw58w/s1600/MonoGame_CharacterDesign_Page5_2.png)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/--tGRsTsLk2U/VN7GAvv7MnI/AAAAAAAAAZI/4Dhhnv35Hrc/s1600/MonoGame_CharacterDesign_HairRevision_Overaly.gif)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: lachrymose on February 14, 2015, 07:11:08 am
Decided to check out that pixel dailies thing that folks sometimes mention.

Not done, but its 1 AM so I guess I didn't make the deadline for it to be called a daily

(http://i.imgur.com/i6bUUIp.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: 0xDB on February 14, 2015, 09:53:29 am
Decided to check out that pixel dailies thing that folks sometimes mention.

Not done, but its 1 AM so I guess I didn't make the deadline for it to be called a daily

(http://i.imgur.com/i6bUUIp.png)
Do not worry about that "deadline". Folks tweet stuff a day or several days late all the time. It is not a contest or challenge or anything. There is nothing to win, no judging. It is just a for fun thing really, where people send in their thoughts under a common daily announced theme. At least that is how I understand it. It is not anything to stress over.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: AlcopopStar on February 14, 2015, 02:36:27 pm
jeez Joe, the shading on that beetle, leave some talent for the rest of us!

Loving ur character PPD, are we gonna see some animation sometime?

Here is a thing in the making from me
(https://36.media.tumblr.com/19c9071811ab0416822303ae034c22d4/tumblr_njrn0iO6S31u3fa1zo1_1280.png)
Steam Knight! Maid... Robot?
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: 32 on February 14, 2015, 02:59:45 pm
Yeah Joe that beetle is boss ;D Awesome character Alcopop :y:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t42/The_32nd_day/Tonfa_Princess_Stop_zps17g9vypj.gif)

Couple days old stop animation, and I doubled the frame rate on the Idle cause mixing framerates wasn't sitting well with me. I've done a bunch of other bits and pieces and turned it into a scene but I'm gonna sleep on it before I post it up tomorrow. Watch this space  :)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: lachrymose on February 14, 2015, 04:12:36 pm
Do not worry about that "deadline". Folks tweet stuff a day or several days late all the time. It is not a contest or challenge or anything. There is nothing to win, no judging. It is just a for fun thing really, where people send in their thoughts under a common daily announced theme. At least that is how I understand it. It is not anything to stress over.

Yeah, but the idea of a "deadline" has always been a huge motivator for me. I'm one of those people who work waaaaaaaay better under pressure but take slacking off to a new level without.

Anyway, that piece was supposed to have a tree growing around the robot. But I was having to much trouble with creating a decent palette between the tree and the robot.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: 32 on February 15, 2015, 02:08:19 am
Check it out over at pixeljoint  :)

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t42/The_32nd_day/Tonfa_Princess_Preview_zpsxkzy4bwc.gif)
http://www.pixeljoint.com/pixelart/92609.htm
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PixelPiledriver on February 15, 2015, 08:40:30 am
Happy Heart Day!

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Oz1cfQztPfE/VOBbSb78VDI/AAAAAAAAAZg/j8tOv1TnPqM/s1600/HappyHeartDay_Pix_2015_1.png)



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Loving ur character PPD, are we gonna see some animation sometime?
Thanks!  :)
Soonish!

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-GRPu0RJAzIk/VOBb5mVdkvI/AAAAAAAAAZo/YpMEY9D-WMY/s1600/AnimationDesign_Page1.png)

AlcopopStar:
Great character sketch.  :y:
Super appealing.

32:
Dope mockup.

Dennis:
 :lol:
So much like real life.  :blind:

PsylentKnight:
Scary man.  :wah:
Very odd and creative design.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: lachrymose on February 15, 2015, 06:54:34 pm
Laying down some lines.
The challenge is to not use references.

(http://i.imgur.com/pZwjckB.png)

EDIT:
Damn Cyangmou got me second guessing my poses now.  ;)
Trying to push things a bit, make it more interesting. Still no references. From my first month here, I've been working on my female figure studies, really think they are coming together. Though I've never talked with Ellian, he was my inspiration for studying woman. Thanks man!
(http://i.imgur.com/03g3M4G.png)

EDIT:
Last edit for tonight, cleaning up lines...Dunno what to do with left arm/hard.
(http://i.imgur.com/tmvepiW.png)

Somewhere along the way her hips got bigger, and not in a good way.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: yaomon17 on February 16, 2015, 02:04:17 am
Check it out over at pixeljoint  :)

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t42/The_32nd_day/Tonfa_Princess_Preview_zpsxkzy4bwc.gif)
It fell off the front so had to do some digging to find it. That water is something else I tell ya.
I was about to post references for the female figures but that would have ruined your challenge  ;) Nice job, I can't do anatomy for shit even with references lol

From stream yesterday. 6 Hrs of fun and starvation from missing lunch
http://imgur.com/a/YzooD

Also, interesting to see PPD's design choices. A lot of talk is about composition and technique, though I particularly do enjoy design.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: 32 on February 16, 2015, 02:10:29 am
I swear I'd made that clickable haha, wasn't meant to be a chore to find. Woops :-[

Actually looks like the [ url] [ img][ /img][ /url] works in the preview but not when posted?

Edit: Oh yeah I guess it's cause of the click zoom. I always forget we have that.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: lachrymose on February 16, 2015, 03:42:20 am
Holiday tomorrow so no school. I also have mt.dew and Doritos some i'm good to pixel well into the night!

@Yaomon
I think tomorrow I'll ask for and look up references myself. I see things that are wrong, and it is a struggle to fix them, but I think overall the exercise is helping me think more critically to find solutions. A lot of going back over to find what works too. That being said another edit:

(http://i.imgur.com/GEdp8b1.png)
I brought her heel down to ground her more to the floor, trying for a heavy mid-run look.
Reduced her hips significantly, also trying to add in a hint of hipbone in there. Still need further refinement, it is remarkably hard to pixel nice curving hips.
Also made her head length and width smaller by a pixel, reduced the shoulder size and brought that whole group down a bit.

A question though, do ya'll like the head looking at the viewers left side of the screen(current revision), or the head looking to the viewers right side(previous revisions)? Leaning towards the left myself.

EDIT:
Messing around with flats. Just kinda happened upon "Scarlet Pool". Oh well, i'll role with it for awhile.
(http://i.imgur.com/NW6SyAH.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: NowvaB on February 16, 2015, 09:19:43 am
(http://i.imgur.com/Al8x8l2.gif)

My time is starting to free up again so I'm looking forward to updating my posts. :hehe:

props to who can name what game the guy above is based off of.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: lachrymose on February 16, 2015, 03:14:52 pm
uhh, Barrett from FF7 or Jax Briggs from Mortal Combat?

(http://i.imgur.com/vILuzSg.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: 0xDB on February 16, 2015, 03:35:30 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/Al8x8l2.gif)

My time is starting to free up again so I'm looking forward to updating my posts. :hehe:

props to who can name what game the guy above is based off of.
Looks a bit like one of the punks from Final Fight.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PixelPiledriver on February 17, 2015, 02:59:09 pm
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props to who can name what game the guy above is based off of.
My guess would be Shatterhand.
Did I win? 8)

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From stream yesterday. 6 Hrs of fun and starvation from missing lunch
I missed it. :(

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Also, interesting to see PPD's design choices. A lot of talk is about composition and technique, though I particularly do enjoy design.
Actually I don't make any of the final choices for this character.
That's why I'm providing a labeled sheet with variations for the dude to choose from.
But honestly I like the same type of process for personal use.
Comparison is really the only way I get anything done.

Stuff for the day:
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Lu_osApOqmY/VONU-woCIGI/AAAAAAAAK24/7Z1WVYsvask/s1600/StretchUp2_8.gif) (http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ZaR7xlilwP0/VONVOhx4-MI/AAAAAAAAK3U/BuVMJc1-Flo/s1600/HandFlick2_2.gif) (http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-HTZ-2ggY79w/VONU-zVY5II/AAAAAAAAK3A/g4HkOv-B5NY/s1600/AdjustBelt3_6.gif) (http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-PFq1qZJIuIE/VONU_65YbwI/AAAAAAAAK3E/Qcq6tnVzT-Q/s1600/Jog1_6.gif)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: |||| on February 17, 2015, 03:52:24 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/3JkEXnW.gif)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: RAV on February 17, 2015, 04:14:26 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/3JkEXnW.gif)

looks fun, sticks.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: 32 on February 18, 2015, 10:52:29 am
Looking good everyone :y: Those animations are very characterful PPD :)

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t42/The_32nd_day/Ice_spirit_zpskrq714vl.png)
Hair up is a backup in case it's as impossible to animate as I suspect.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PixelPiledriver on February 18, 2015, 05:19:50 pm
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Hair up is a backup in case it's as impossible to animate as I suspect.
Should be fine.
Just go for it.
Looks cool.

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Those animations are very characterful PPD
It's coming along thanks.
Just grinding thru it.
Need to do them a few more times from scratch.  :blind:

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-yVbmdsgshD8/VOTIqaVmdbI/AAAAAAAAAa0/FJcSpFDhJGU/s1600/JogBounceComparison_2.gif) (http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-tDcJbjatPaY/VOTIJT8wO2I/AAAAAAAAAaU/9WUceezbEH4/s1600/Sprint2_3.gif)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PsylentKnight on February 18, 2015, 08:24:17 pm
PsylentKnight:
Scary man.  :wah:
Very odd and creative design.

Thanks. :) Really liking your animations.



Sketch during class
(http://i.imgur.com/IKS34Sp.jpg)

EDIT:

(http://i.imgur.com/gpvyAXC.gif)

Finished this up during a stream today
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: lachrymose on February 19, 2015, 01:26:38 am
Working outside my normal zones and did something anime. Was a request.
Not done, but sketch worthy I think. Nevermind the face please...

(http://i.imgur.com/fCX6lfT.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: winkatawink on February 19, 2015, 01:32:14 pm
been working on some expressions for the characters in my game

(http://i.imgur.com/VKxwj7v.png)

as well as some space ships (these are a couple of the bad guys). I've mostly been using Phlake's really useful guide (http://wayofthepixel.net/index.php?topic=17601.msg157390#msg157390) for this.

(http://i.imgur.com/7NxjHAu.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PixelPiledriver on February 19, 2015, 01:53:16 pm
Animation for the day.
Some mistakes.
Will fix later.  :blind:

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-yUCOozd_HQg/VOXldptYwuI/AAAAAAAAAbU/R1teo161KK4/s1600/Jump4_5.gif)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: NowvaB on February 20, 2015, 06:56:02 am
(http://i.imgur.com/k5LtBwC.png)

yes, you won PPD  :lol: here is your prize! (http://i.imgur.com/tGIgMLE.png)
I thought that the green jacket and punching was going to be a dead giveaway, but the other guesses actually had some support to them.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PixelPiledriver on February 20, 2015, 05:49:17 pm
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yes, you won PPD  :lol: here is your prize!
Sweet!  :)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-im7RWTcubGA/VOdx01nDqdI/AAAAAAAAK38/cG6UH00ovGo/s1600/MagicShort1_8.gif)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: CelioHogane on February 21, 2015, 04:08:17 am
maybe i should not try to do things at 5 AM before going to sleep, but whatever.

Since im starting to desing my new game i was trying to draw a new style, and what is the best way to start? Not walls, as i discovered.

i was pretty shocked to know im not a demigod of drawing (this joke sounds way more dumb when i typed it.) and i did see i draw this ugly piece of monstruos wall.

so, what is the better way to stop myself for destroying all evidences of startig this? obviusly posting it on internet:

(http://i.imgur.com/XA9J8eS.png?1)

it looks worse every time i look at it D:

If you all excuse me, im going to sleep a week or so, i feel so lazzy right now...
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PixelPiledriver on February 21, 2015, 05:04:47 pm
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-u1zA8qMvj2A/VOi6lfDNAII/AAAAAAAAAcA/bjjj2ja0UiY/s1600/AnimationDesign_Page2.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: lachrymose on February 22, 2015, 02:38:40 am
Muh daily.
I think I need to add another color to really bring things together.

(http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2015/052/3/6/_wip__swamp_thing_by_straightsjacket-d8j0my9.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: yaomon17 on February 22, 2015, 09:12:41 am
(http://puu.sh/g7DbW/4d6987a570.png)
Trying more styles. Going back to doing the outline first to get a feel for the difference.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: yaomon17 on February 23, 2015, 06:50:02 am
(http://www.pixeljoint.com/files/icons/full/bossbase.png)
C/P PJ desc: Lots of inconsistencies with shadows and stuff and I think there are 2 stray colors somewhere. Constrained on time for this project though.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PixelPiledriver on February 23, 2015, 03:09:14 pm
From the stream:
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-4R8ZnzIHiJs/VOtCasxK8EI/AAAAAAAAK6o/sBXjyS-dmtQ/s1600/SomeScibblyShit_13.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: ErekT on February 23, 2015, 06:40:44 pm
4-color fun, mostly worked on today :-[

(http://i834.photobucket.com/albums/zz263/ErekT_Pixel/4color_medshop_zpsed3d49cb.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: morpai on February 24, 2015, 12:29:43 am
not exactly a daily (yet!)

(http://i.imgur.com/gPyPPK8.gif)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Pix3M on February 24, 2015, 01:49:23 am
(http://i57.tinypic.com/2nv5emc.png)

Well, after this study, I now feel silly that I hadn't thought of using gradients going from dirt tile to grass tile.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PsylentKnight on February 24, 2015, 02:18:31 am
Drew this during Botany. It'll probably find its way into my game at some point.

(http://i.imgur.com/PHSCVJo.jpg?1)

I feel like once I graduate I'm basically never going to draw.




Today's drawing, done during a stream.

(http://i.imgur.com/4H8h761.png)

I'm really beginning to hate my palette. I'm thinking about switching to the DB32 palette. I may not be optimal considering everything so far was created with my own palette in mind, but I may just cut my losses.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: yaomon17 on March 01, 2015, 10:26:44 am
Style Reference off SFIII
Getting on late on the buff Isaac train in the BoI:R community.
(http://i.imgur.com/smOgATv.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/bE3P9UY.png)

Edit: If you comment about the anatomy, I will smash you with my extra bicep muscles.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ambivorous on March 01, 2015, 08:23:07 pm
I need to get back into this.

(http://i.imgur.com/KGUO6OH.png)

Made this as placeholder art for a game a friend and I are making.
I've been sketching fighter jets and concept spacecrafts for days just to get this little done. Man is there a lot of prep work in drawing your own art.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: morpai on March 02, 2015, 12:52:33 am
@yaomon i like a lot the shading, and there can't ever be too many biceps!
@pixelpd i want to see more of your red-haired character!

(http://i.imgur.com/bTzWHZI.gif)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: lachrymose on March 02, 2015, 05:59:32 pm
Muh dailies, well three days worth of dailies. Decided to pick up and learn some blender.
Each of these was done about a day apart from the last.
Still working on the third.

(http://i.imgur.com/RRIV4a1.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/B7cRFAC.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/wlTHemU.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wzl on March 02, 2015, 10:54:00 pm
random animation :D

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/12237727/Sprites/Quickies/Jsplosion.gif)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: JackieTarr on March 02, 2015, 11:31:44 pm
Pixelled my current tabletop party, complete with animation!

(http://i.imgur.com/bh6E8T2.gif)

The body shape is a derivative of Link from LoZ Oracle of seasons.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PixelPiledriver on March 03, 2015, 05:40:01 am
Took last week off.
Back to pixeling.

Quote
@pixelpd i want to see more of your red-haired character!
Soonish!
Diggin your stuff as well.  :y:

Here's some design stuff for the day.
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-hvZFAsRyUOE/VPVFX2rQ8zI/AAAAAAAAAc0/T3tobOsuh-Q/s1600/AnimationDesign_Page3.png)

wzl that animation sums up my life.  :blind:
I love it.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wzl on March 03, 2015, 06:43:36 am
thanks ppd x) I wonder where he got *that* gun  ::)

Love your monkess. And i really like the moves you come up with for her. They look pretty authentic for the most part.
Something that cought my attention though is in the first row, she does punch forward and backward. nothing wrong with that, but you wouldnt throw your upper body towards one direction, or it would cancel the other punch. You'd go into a horse-stance to be centered and able to equally deliver into both directions.
To compensate the abrupt stop in motion i made her turn around the other way to bring some flow back

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/12237727/Sprites/wotp/ppd_monkess.png)

Keep it up man :D

PS: i dont understand the last 2 moves in the 3rd row  :crazy:
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PsylentKnight on March 03, 2015, 10:47:57 am
(http://i.imgur.com/7JqnSmR.png)

Amazing how much better my sprites turn out when I sketch them on paper first.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PixelPiledriver on March 03, 2015, 05:52:42 pm
Thanks for the thoughts wzl!  :y:

This pose was interesting to me just because I found it to be kind of weird.
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-rTT4rrir88k/VPX0G-kTwQI/AAAAAAAAAdU/-Gf96e86V-A/s1600/punchRef_1.png)
But agreed its def one of the weaker drawings of the bunch.
Yours looks nice.

I had some research going but also made quite a bit of it up.
The last kick is meant to be something like this one of Yuen Biao.
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-qFUYIAKKj_g/VPXpJTwGdTI/AAAAAAAAAdE/g1P7GbammQI/s1600/yuen-biao-massive-kick-o.gif)

Which admittedly I did from memory, and got mostly wrong, because I couldn't think of where I had seen it last night.
It could be improved a lot.

Today I'll be working from these two videos:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGjCEIIC5qM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9f8zb_QKZEo

If you have any interesting reference send it my way.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: RAV on March 03, 2015, 07:24:00 pm
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-rTT4rrir88k/VPX0G-kTwQI/AAAAAAAAAdU/-Gf96e86V-A/s1600/punchRef_1.png)
The way I see it, the pose as you drew it works, better understandable as a complete animation, because this is an "all-in" power punch. This means the power comes from the core of the body, rather than just extending the arm. So the force of the fist comes mainly from rotating the body and falling forward. The other arm backwards is not meant to be a punch as such, but flinging the other arm backwards helps rotate the core body / shoulder faster, which flings the forward arm harder into the front. The whole body is shortly tensed for control and conducting the core power into the tip of fist. Something like that I guess.

Something to improve in the drawing of it could be making the rotational aspect of the body more obvious, so that the body is not facing front in the end but sideways, left shoulder back, right shoulder forward. For actual animation: the correct power punch is an incredibly complex movement. the main force comes from coordination skill more than total muscle, in that the physics of momentum on whole body mass are fully utilized and make the actual power leading into the fist. As far as raw strength goes, the most important force is originated by the hips actually, on the lower body, initiating the rotational momentum of body, which travels slightly delayed into a rotation of upper body, where it is further exploded, and has a loose and leading shoulder sling shot the arm forward, almost like a trebuchet. It's very snappy, and the right timing of being loose and tensing up for a moment is key. But I'm not sure how much of this finesse makes for a good pa frame animation.

The body mass momentum / rotational / hips aspect is always most important, but sometimes more or less pronounced, depending of how much you want to expose yourself in the end as price for committing. So sometimes you barely even see it, but it always makes the brunt of force of any given punch from a skilled fighter.

Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wzl on March 03, 2015, 11:54:32 pm
Bunch of stuff sketched on stream tonight :D

Kiss me i'm a frog princess
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/12237727/Sprites/Quickies/her%20frogess.png)

Fat cat on a quest for lunch
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/12237727/Sprites/Quickies/fatcat_on_foodhunt.gif)

And some ppd inspired wushu stuff
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/12237727/Sprites/Quickies/jwushu.gif)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PsylentKnight on March 04, 2015, 12:21:50 am
(http://i.imgur.com/tguSB8W.png)

Redid the hillbilly from a few days ago during my stream.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: RAV on March 04, 2015, 12:41:41 am
And some ppd inspired wushu stuff
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/12237727/Sprites/Quickies/jwushu.gif)

Yeah, that's pretty nice actually. The fallout-steps are kinda gimmicky for the most part in practice. Personally, I tend to just twitch the hips into a snappy-aggressive micro rotation without loosing much stance, which forces the rest of the body to follow suit, and augment that in the upper body, so that the shoulder whiplashes the arm forward. whiplash is a good word for that, yeah. Try it. forget about your arm. loose all strength in it and leave it dead hanging, and try to whiplash this dead thing forward with your shoulder, which means you need to work a lot the upper body. Now next, forget about your shoulder, it's dead loose, and try whiplashing your shoulder forward with your hips twitch rotation. That's the real trick, a double whiplash. your hips whiplash your dead shoulder, and your shoulder whiplashes your dead arm. Once you figured this out, you realize what part of your body you actually concentrate on when punching -- least of all your arm -- you start to augment this more precise. And I think that's how you figure out understanding animation of a convincingly powerful punch of any sort.

Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: RAV on March 04, 2015, 01:11:49 pm
But one mistake is when it looks like the tiny flying fist drags the body forward. It's key that it's obvious that the body throws the fist.
Remember, it's not a donkey(fist) pulling a cart(body), it's a catapult(body) throwing a stone(fist), so know the right sequence of moves and force translation.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: lachrymose on March 04, 2015, 03:11:29 pm
Muh daily.

NOT SAFE FOR WORK!
(http://orig06.deviantart.net/b73a/f/2015/063/5/e/a_pin_up_girl_by_straightsjacket-d8kdsgg.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PixelPiledriver on March 04, 2015, 09:13:09 pm
 :blind:

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/--C-IWKy0D7I/VPd1Pf-heJI/AAAAAAAAAdk/s0qbWdKgAfQ/s1600/CoolGuy_DoesThings_4.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: winkatawink on March 05, 2015, 09:58:10 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/4AETk2W.png)

really quick and rough but practice is practice
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PixelPiledriver on March 06, 2015, 08:30:45 am
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-meI807tc1MQ/VPlkIbcigVI/AAAAAAAAAfc/xK1X0Zbgp1s/s1600/AnimationDesign_Page4.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: yaomon17 on March 06, 2015, 09:10:32 am
http://soulforge.net/?blog
^ This you? (or partly?)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Alex Sinigaglia on March 06, 2015, 02:44:43 pm
Some doodles:
(http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u402/GodofDeath94/doodles.png~original)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PsylentKnight on March 06, 2015, 05:26:05 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/OlivEpu.jpg?1)
(http://i.imgur.com/2dBDSLO.jpg?1)

More quiz Botany class doodles. :P
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: tim on March 06, 2015, 07:24:36 pm
Homage to Journey - 10 min
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/q86/r90/s720x720/11042977_10205824797077444_3310266726894032212_n.jpg?oh=389590596eb7bd28dff3b65948857e7b&oe=557D991A&__gda__=1434745815_8f0d68cdd30706769bc0b4d0b9950b48)


Always loved doodling trees - 20min
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/r90/10712970_10205824797117445_8885216461656501048_n.jpg?oh=67e6c4ce677d66e5e0dc894bba352543&oe=5588173F&__gda__=1435307035_0c287ced23666ddcf24ff7c7d13873b5)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Atnas on March 09, 2015, 10:36:28 am
(http://lolipopsicle.com/uploader/uploads/15-3-9-.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: |||| on March 10, 2015, 02:53:57 am
So rusty.. I feel like I haven't penciled in forever :_(
(http://i.imgur.com/EMeCgSe.gif)

I warmed up with some really crappy gesture scribbles and  realized how weak they were; but I told myself I would practice just a little bit more often from now (I don't wanna post those; but maybe soon I'll warm up a bit and feel cozy enough sharing some). Ideally I will practice daily, even if just for 20-30 minutes.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Atnas on March 10, 2015, 10:33:28 am
subtle studying

(http://lolipopsicle.com/uploader/uploads/15-3-10.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: |||| on March 11, 2015, 10:35:47 am
 mostly playing with color:
(http://i.imgur.com/d1UjkUu.gif)

an unfinished pixel sketch

edit: hhmmm, probably should have posted in pixel art's section.. didn't think I'd keep going, but I liked the palette. It was initially made for the weekly challenge at pJ but I didn't want to enter. I just like making portraits sometimes; it's fun to me.
Now I have to head off to work:

(http://i.imgur.com/WkCdgYN.gif)
 
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Pix3M on March 11, 2015, 10:57:19 pm
(http://orig03.deviantart.net/ba90/f/2015/069/0/7/contrast_studies_by_pix3m-d8l5g95.png)

Well, heres me playing with color taking critique that "I don't push contrasts hard enough" and respond to it to its logical extreme and find that... over the top contrasts isn't all that bad, and dark, low contrasting colors are necessary for lowly-lit settings.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PixelPiledriver on March 11, 2015, 11:55:09 pm
New avatar.

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/--SPqrKSqGaA/VQDVYhH0YsI/AAAAAAAAAgc/1bok20Je5HI/s1600/Suffering_Avatar_1.png) (http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-b7kQrJqjMIE/VQDVZIeuQEI/AAAAAAAAAgk/-jYNtj1TliY/s1600/Suffering_Avatar_Frames.gif)


Hurt my thumb so I'll be off for a while.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ai on March 11, 2015, 11:58:12 pm
Some tiles from this week:
(http://i.imgur.com/v77e5SD.png)
A few are finished, most are not (eg. that 'polearm' icon next to the spear icon. Yes, that's a question mark on the end.)

I have to be careful with color here as I'm considering a mono-colored thing to indicate 'white/red/pink/blue/etc X' rather than just plain 'X'. So most icons are rendered in greys.

Unicode fonts, with a character map application, are a great design resource. The vehicle icons are adapted from the Vehicles/Traffic section of Unicode (starts at U+1F680 "ROCKET" and continues until about U+1F6B8), dunno what font.

Pix3m: Very oil-paint-y. Have you tried working with restricted colorspaces (CPC, EGA64, Genesis, Amiga)? The smaller ones are especially good at making you deal with the necessity of high contrast.

Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Pix3M on March 12, 2015, 03:23:14 am
Pix3m: Very oil-paint-y. Have you tried working with restricted colorspaces (CPC, EGA64, Genesis, Amiga)? The smaller ones are especially good at making you deal with the necessity of high contrast.

Some day... some day.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: 32 on March 13, 2015, 12:06:29 pm
Great work all ;D That tree is sick Tim.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t42/The_32nd_day/Portrait1_zpsu6ysvhwp.png)
Probably finish this in the morning.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wzl on March 14, 2015, 08:30:29 pm
Some environment from stream earlier
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/12237727/Sprites/Drawing/Environments/Canyon.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PsylentKnight on March 15, 2015, 08:06:28 am
Some really awesome stuff here lately.

@Pix3m: That is excellent.  :o I'm not sure I like the blues in her hair, but it does give it a very distinct feel.

@PPD:  That's so cool. Personally I'd put the hammers back in.

@wzl: Very atmospheric. Hopefully I'll catch your next stream, the last one I watched was fun. :)

Did an extremely rough sketch of a boss during my stream today. Not used to doing anything this big.

(http://i.imgur.com/cHSBbUD.png)

I'll probably be working on him some more during a stream tomorrow. :)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: morpai on March 15, 2015, 04:10:01 pm
@Psylent  love the characters, i wish i had such imagination for non-usual stuff : )

run cycle for exercise, worked over some nights:
(http://i.imgur.com/PQ4awvi.gif)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Indigo on March 16, 2015, 04:11:33 am
My environments are pretty weak.  Trying to practice them.

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/13350050/Junk/snowcliffman_environment.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PsylentKnight on March 16, 2015, 07:12:34 am
Thanks morpai. :)

I like your animations. Are you making a game?



Round 2 on this guy. Probably going to finish him up tomorrow. Its going to kill me animating him... just the static image has taken hours.  :'(

(http://i.imgur.com/2e3tICD.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wzl on March 16, 2015, 11:51:27 am
psy: looks pretty good though. looking forward to the animation :D

Indigo: wow nice use of colors and clean strokes, its a very simple environment but nicely executed nontheless  :y:
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: |||| on March 16, 2015, 10:30:48 pm
Today's pencils:

(http://i.imgur.com/dkufQTC.gif)

I know, missing her right forefinger :/ I just had to hurry; don't plan on finishing it anyway.
..probably should have just cropped that part out :p

EDIT: fixed; could almost feel the disdain from the anatomy ppl here for that:
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: lachrymose on March 17, 2015, 12:35:10 am
Mine for the day I guess.

Nudity so, NSFW.

(http://i.imgur.com/LkuwCuz.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on March 17, 2015, 01:20:03 am
I need to set up my workspace properly (I'm in my old bedroom with half the family passing by all the time) so I can pixel NSFW stuff again :(
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Alex Sinigaglia on March 17, 2015, 09:20:26 am
There's nothing more embarassing than having your family finding out (← grammar? Is the -ing form correct in this case?) about NSFW stuff. It's always a risk when working with that stuff.  :lol:

Amazing sketches everybody. ;D
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wzl on March 17, 2015, 09:38:48 am
Last night's results:

Some Chris Sanders inspired stuff (using ref)
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/12237727/Sprites/Drawing/Anatomy/ChrisSandersXmasGirl.png)

and a random environment (nevermind the evergreens :D)
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/12237727/Sprites/Drawing/Environments/SplitEarth.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on March 17, 2015, 10:41:48 am
There's nothing more embarassing than having your family finding out (← grammar? Is the -ing form correct in this case?) about NSFW stuff. It's always a risk when working with that stuff.  :lol:

Pretty sure I told them already, it's just that it'd feel super awkward if they walked into my room while I do that lol
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wzl on March 17, 2015, 02:51:04 pm
Pretty sure I told them already, it's just that it'd feel super awkward if they walked into my room while I do that lol

Awkward indeed xD

Good thing i live alone (sort of) so i can freely draw boobies and butts all i like

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/12237727/Sprites/Drawing/Anatomy/LeaningGirl.png)

Todays streaming result :D
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ambivorous on March 17, 2015, 07:31:08 pm
I'm back at these. Faces are hard. :(

(http://i.imgur.com/TajS8dg.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: |||| on March 17, 2015, 09:16:54 pm
 :'( The anatomy's a bit odd; no ref used or anything, based on a quick gesture drawing I made.
Here's my daily (stretch sketch):
(http://i.imgur.com/GPmB0ri.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Alex Sinigaglia on March 17, 2015, 10:01:25 pm
I'm back at these. Faces are hard. :(

(http://i.imgur.com/TajS8dg.png)

The sketch is very good; only one thing: move her left eye (our right) more to the left and shade her left cheek (our right) a bit more to round it up a bit. :)
Actually, that's two things.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PsylentKnight on March 18, 2015, 09:28:38 am
Thanks wzl. :)

Worked on the hands for an hour and a half and they still look like crap. I should really do some studies of hands and limbs... I suck at them. Finished the legs and did a little general touching up.

I'll do the vine sometime soon. I'm going to have a hard time conveying that its attached to his back and not the top of his head, but I guess the animation will help clear that up.

(http://i.imgur.com/0tUmBVA.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ambivorous on March 18, 2015, 08:02:08 pm
Thanks, Alex. I can always only see those kinds of things once I've left a piece for a while. Trying to keep up the practice so that they become smaller and smaller mistakes!

Today's:
(http://i.imgur.com/fXLmw5A.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Pix3M on March 19, 2015, 11:17:56 am
(http://i61.tinypic.com/mjwyg0.png)

Stuff for my personal project meant to challenge me. If Ellian remembers, it's stuff for an idle RPG I said I was supposed to work on but life brought me away from things...  :ouch:

From left to right, a main hero, a foreign merchant, clothes frankenstined from 16th century male costume refs, elderly blacksmith, and an herbalist.

I was intoxicated on THC when I realized that I could majorly improve the old face I gave the hero so the eyes weren't lazy underrendered animu sticker eyes
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Alex Sinigaglia on March 19, 2015, 11:31:33 am
I think I have the sketch ready:
(http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u402/GodofDeath94/for%20my%20dads%20birthday4.png~original)
Of course it's still at the first stages.

Comments and criticism are more than welcome. :D
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ambivorous on March 19, 2015, 10:10:52 pm
One day I will draw good!

(http://i.imgur.com/85a0bjJ.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Alex Sinigaglia on March 19, 2015, 11:10:40 pm
It's the exact same thing I keep telling myself. :lol:
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ai on March 20, 2015, 04:16:20 am
Few more icons (smaller, 12x16)
(http://i.imgur.com/5mjU8YI.png)

Intentionally breaking the outlines so that L's don't form is a interesting and surprisingly effective practice.

@Alex : I had my head tilted sideways as the page loaded, and my brain is persistently seeing your avatar as a squinting bear ;)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PsylentKnight on March 22, 2015, 05:36:54 am
From tonight's stream. I'm think I'm just about done with this animation... next he's going to go into a full fledged bawl, so I'm more or less going to have to redraw everything for that.

(http://i.imgur.com/EvFEEZG.gif)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Night on March 22, 2015, 12:22:54 pm
Wanted to post some of my anatomy studies for a while now. I'll keep up with the whole daily sketch thing even though these are pretty old (there aren't many of these, most of my studies are a bunch of random sketches; which isn't really as nice).
Starting with the first one I did, pretty bad in my opinion but isn't awful (ignore the Michelangelo copy edit thing, just wanted to get into the vibe of it at the time :D).
(http://i.imgur.com/cQX6rQj.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ambivorous on March 22, 2015, 07:42:01 pm
Awesome work, Night!

(http://i.imgur.com/HXXp3H7.png)


I really enjoyed working on this one, actually.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Night on March 23, 2015, 04:15:19 pm
Thanks, Ambivorous!
Another one, this time of the leg. Not sure why it turned out kind of reddish.
(http://i.imgur.com/A4IbX1R.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Indigo on March 23, 2015, 06:06:16 pm
painted a baby dragon
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/13350050/Junk/watchdragon.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: yaomon17 on March 24, 2015, 09:26:16 am
Quite a day of streaming. NSFW.
(http://i.imgur.com/X58pt6v.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ai on March 24, 2015, 01:23:06 pm
@Yaomon: What is falling out of its face? A brain slug?

Last 10 days including today:
(http://i.imgur.com/IfqbCrR.png)

32x32 isn't really that small. It's surprising how complex an idea you can portray in 32x32. Still seems a bit miraculous to fit 'comic' in 32x32 though.

EDIT: Today, I explored Gimp 2.9's indexpainting support a little. Done with DB32 palette, Ellipse Select tool, a few layers, and lots of airbrush (Darken and Lighten modes):
(http://i.imgur.com/94gTZHm.png) . Minimal cleanup done.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Night on March 24, 2015, 08:29:45 pm
Now the arms' bones.
(http://i.imgur.com/kL2gYwA.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PsylentKnight on March 26, 2015, 06:41:07 am
Started on this today.

Death animation for generic enemy.

(http://i.imgur.com/e2FqLNJ.gif)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Night on March 26, 2015, 02:04:53 pm
Was too tired to post yesterday. Here's the torso.
That's it for bones, next are the muscles.
(http://i.imgur.com/FKbgB9C.jpg)
This red tint is pretty annoying, but I don't know how to fix it.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Friend on March 26, 2015, 04:05:04 pm
to anyone who wants to see night's studies more easily:

(http://i.imgur.com/keqiZji.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/EfKkmka.jpg)

Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Night on March 26, 2015, 05:42:28 pm
Thanks, Friend!  ;D
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Friend on March 26, 2015, 05:59:21 pm
No prob, they're beautiful =D

Here is my first sketch ever..it's a big step for me since I've been too depressed and in pain to muster the strength to suck. And we all know you can't progress if you are too afraid to suck in the beginning.


(http://i.imgur.com/nl3Ao17.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: 32 on March 27, 2015, 11:47:40 am
(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t42/The_32nd_day/draft3_zpsd40y4vsi.png)
My friend asked me to draw her as a warrior. Probably do some kind of background and a bit more cleaning.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Friend on March 27, 2015, 12:31:23 pm
that's aweseome 32.  really somethin special.  my fave part are the greens in the shield that almost make it look holographic
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Pix3M on March 28, 2015, 07:11:06 am
(http://i61.tinypic.com/29ymar.png)

I wanted to imitate Vierbit a few months ago to figure out how his pixel sorcery works. My second attempt is turning out really well so far
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Night on March 28, 2015, 10:10:02 pm
Head muscles. Slightly edited in Photoshop to make it a bit more visible.
(http://i.imgur.com/fyRmPIH.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Pix3M on March 29, 2015, 08:56:27 am
(http://i60.tinypic.com/hsqk3m.gif)

Well, I pulled off a Vierbit imitation.  :crazy:

Paying this close of attention to somebody's style teaches you a lot of details that you would normally glance over from a casual observation

EDIT:

(http://i60.tinypic.com/f20mwy.png)

I am in insomniac workaholic mode right now  :ouch:
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: DatMuffinMan on March 29, 2015, 09:29:40 pm
Drew a little corgi sprite today.

(http://www.pixeljoint.com/files/icons/ein.png)

@Pix3m - I saw the pre-update and current version; that was a huge improvement :D I do think you should tone down the brightest color in the grass though, it seems too metallic to me at the moment.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Vagrant on March 29, 2015, 11:08:07 pm
Pixel concept art from yesterday, a refinement of my Steam Central style

(http://i59.tinypic.com/rbf69c.jpg)


I didn't know this thread existed!
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Pix3M on March 30, 2015, 03:32:00 am
In the distant future, Vagrant may be my next target for tasteless imitation in the name of practice!
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Vagrant on March 30, 2015, 09:06:47 am
That could be fun.

I'm down for critique.  :y:
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Night on March 30, 2015, 09:50:05 am
Legs now.
(http://i.imgur.com/VdF7Re5.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: |||| on March 30, 2015, 12:14:27 pm
Awesome character design Vagrant  :o :o

Went through whole entire thread and gathered some useful anatomy stuff.

  rough character sketch.
&  mysterious assassin perhaps.. just went on a random path there trying to draw arms and daggers.

(http://i.imgur.com/k7Q1fNa.gif)



Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: DatMuffinMan on April 02, 2015, 03:20:08 am
6-8 hour skull study done for my portfolio (college apps!!)

(http://i.imgur.com/Vhs2xvP.png?1)

Does anyone know how to get best results with getting "paper art" onto a computer with minimal quality loss? The shadows aren't the same, and in a way that can't be fixed by messing with sliders in photoshop. Is it better to scan or to take an hd photo for something this size (slightly larger than printer paper)?
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ai on April 02, 2015, 08:24:25 am
You have the option of doing both (using the camera image to restore the shadows). Keep in mind that if you want to get a good result taking a photo, you need to get really even lighting, keep the media very flat, and the camera very close to perpendicular to it. Same stuff that the scanner takes care of for you basically.

But before you resort to more difficult options, consider whether you can selectively apply a filter to recover the detail (assuming that what has happened is that the local brightness relationship changed, rather than actual destruction of data). If it were me, I would make a duplicate of the image, greyscale it, normalize it, and invert it, so I have a selection mask that affects pixels in proportion to their darkness. Then I would probably try some spatially-sensitive filters, like GMIC Local Contrast, Bilateral Blur, or Unsharp mask, according to the exact symptoms of the problem.

That's what I'd do if it was the same kind of shadow distortion I've encountered (which I think probably amounts to 'pigment on receded parts of the canvas scans as a different color than my eye sees it as'.)

There's not really a one-size-fits-all solution IME. Getting samples of different media, making some shading samples, and seeing how truthfully they scan is an informative exercise for the future -- some media is great to work with but scans weirdly, or vice versa.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: |||| on April 02, 2015, 08:53:20 am
(http://i.imgur.com/BJAxi4Z.png)
Another character design.. not sure about a couple parts. Thought I liked the fin thingies on the side; but I'm not liking them the more I look at them (not even making sense).
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: |||| on April 02, 2015, 09:51:57 pm
Pre voyage to work sketches
Pencil and Prismacolor marker.. top one's done in ball point with marker bled through thin paper (which was a successful experiment):
(http://i.imgur.com/hvvhW8v.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Lexou Duck on April 03, 2015, 08:29:59 pm
time for a sketchdump yaaay
im trying to do some landscapes more
that way even if i dont use color ill still eventually learn stuff like composition and scenery design so yeah  ;D

(http://i.imgur.com/6N1fCAi.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: |||| on April 03, 2015, 10:20:51 pm
 :y:

(http://i.imgur.com/NOcrKm8.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: cels on April 04, 2015, 01:49:11 pm
Couldn't sleep last night.

(http://i.imgur.com/pR8dIkW.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: DatMuffinMan on April 05, 2015, 03:50:31 am
study of Chasm with GBC specs -

(http://i.imgur.com/WKkIvlj.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Pix3M on April 05, 2015, 08:44:07 am
So, I decided to sit down, give my personal art project a major facelift and this is what I got. Basically, the art project is an easy-to-program idle game written in Javascript, and the art direction is something JRPG-like basically Frankensteined out of Western, Chinese, and modern styles.

Of course, that earlier motif study of what makes a setting look Chinese, I shared earlier pretty much gave me an obvious suggestion to try an art direction, much like what Fez did, to abuse the hell out of right angles.

(http://i58.tinypic.com/scggu0.png)
(http://i58.tinypic.com/5xnae9.png)

Named this new font 'Central Square' because the setting as suggested earlier intends to use China as one source of inspiration, which I named my setting's starting country "Centralia" which is a bilingual joke considering China in Chinese pretty much means something very similar. So... Center + Square font = Central Square.

Sounds awfully city-like for something used in a "East-ish-Asian-ish aesthetic" but who cares?  :lol:
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: API-Beast on April 06, 2015, 02:31:28 pm
The result of your chinese motif study is red sword tails and robes?
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Pix3M on April 06, 2015, 07:36:44 pm
The result of the motif study is worked into the UI and I borrowed the use of geometric shapes. Pretty much, "cherrypicking" parts I find particularly interesting

The characters were intentionally JRPG-esque bastardized creations

I suppose I can look at more ornate designs used in East Asian design though.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: |||| on April 07, 2015, 10:08:27 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/60QzU8V.png)
Daily scribbles.
Due to lack in free time combined with artistic urges.
I know they're bad...
collaged together/darkened after scanning.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: AlcopopStar on April 08, 2015, 03:03:39 am
Some sweet sketches and studies happening lately esp love that chasm study @muffin.

Been taking a break from pixel art to focus on painting for a bit
(https://41.media.tumblr.com/fb1815319929b06bb863bf05e11daafa/tumblr_nmfoo5i6521tqtlfzo1_540.png)

Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PsylentKnight on April 08, 2015, 04:27:40 am
(http://i.imgur.com/qUa2k8r.png)

A new enemy, Pete Moss. I once again jumped into pixelling without sketching out the design first and it probably suffered as a result.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: lachrymose on April 09, 2015, 02:10:13 am
Havent done a daily in awhile.

NSFW sorta

(http://pre01.deviantart.net/d390/th/pre/i/2015/098/b/1/gesturestudy_4_8_2015_2_by_straightsjacket-d8ozmxk.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: |||| on April 09, 2015, 05:51:04 am
More (creepy) doodles:
(http://i.imgur.com/z1kNTHY.png)
collaged together and darkened after scanning
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: |||| on April 09, 2015, 11:00:27 am
Gonna try to get a bunch of these super rough sketches done to get design ideas flowing.. and maybe even get some nice drawing done once we get some established.

(http://i.imgur.com/Q4MRGrl.png)

Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ai on April 10, 2015, 02:45:07 am
Just trying out GIMP 2.9's new 'Lock brush scale to zoom' option:
(http://i.imgur.com/IkichBs.png)

Makes it pretty easy to do stuff at different scales without messing around changing brush size. I intentionally avoided changing brush size even once for the entire painting. My habits got in a bit of conflict with that, but overall I think this will be very useful for any process that uses iterative refinement.

@AlcopopStar: Like the orcs. BG color that isn't white would probably make them read better.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: lachrymose on April 10, 2015, 02:46:11 am
Another study done with a reference.

(http://i.imgur.com/FQ8pGB2.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: API-Beast on April 10, 2015, 05:56:00 am
@Ai: Man, with all those features that sounds like GIMP will be the ultimate pixel art tool. As long as it is not about animations at least. :crazy:
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ai on April 10, 2015, 07:13:26 am
@Ai: Man, with all those features that sounds like GIMP will be the ultimate pixel art tool. As long as it is not about animations at least. :crazy:
Oh, you read my other post that describes the full indexpainting support? Yeah, it's pretty damn handy. Didn't use it for this particular picture though, it was done in RGB mode / Normal blending mode @ 100% opacity.

WRT animation, I agree the default setup is not very helpful, but my experience is that GIMP-GAP is pretty good. For a small simple anim, GrafX2 is more comfortable, but for more complex things, the multi-layer-per-frame setup (and all the other things!) GIMP-GAP provides is more convenient (eg: scrolling BG / parallax, moving animating objects over a complex path.. ). Unfortunately GAP isn't available for 2.9 yet though.

We don't have HDR indexed images yet. I mean, that might sound stupid, but I suspect it is quite useful if you need to model changing light conditions.

Personally I have both 2.8 and 2.9 installed, which allows me the best of both worlds (2.8 has more plugins, especially GIMP-GAP and the remarkable GMIC, and is a little faster, 2.9 has HDR support, canvas rotation, recent colors palette, indexpainting and 'indexcompositing', and some other new tools). I can have them both up at the same time by launching whichever one I run second with the -n (new instance) commandline option.

Currently using GIMP in preference to GrafX2 because GrafX2 has a scary bug  relating to save-as:  Supposing you load a.png, modify it, and save-as b.png. If b.png already exists before the save, a.png will be erased when you do the save.

Overall though I wouldn't strongly recommend 2.9 yet. It has a lot of compelling features but more developer know-how is currently required to effectively operate it than 2.8 (or the eventual release 2.10 that 2.9 will become).
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: |||| on April 10, 2015, 09:32:08 am
(http://i.imgur.com/7pqPZUT.png)
continuing Falorians (a little neater)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: CelioHogane on April 10, 2015, 01:57:12 pm
@Ai: Man, with all those features that sounds like GIMP will be the ultimate pixel art tool. As long as it is not about animations at least. :crazy:

Not for me toughm is a pain in my soul, i only have it still in my computer to make transparency
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ai on April 10, 2015, 03:09:43 pm
@Ai: Man, with all those features that sounds like GIMP will be the ultimate pixel art tool. As long as it is not about animations at least. :crazy:

Not for me toughm is a pain in my soul, i only have it still in my computer to make transparency
If you're just trying to do indexed transparency, GrafX2 can do that for you.

Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: lachrymose on April 10, 2015, 03:26:25 pm
Working without references.

(http://i.imgur.com/KQrdS0y.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: |||| on April 11, 2015, 02:57:22 am
(http://i.imgur.com/ABqoA72.png)
Must.. continue
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: lachrymose on April 11, 2015, 04:32:09 pm
A bit of a gesture and values study. Done with reference.
(http://i.imgur.com/wsaeCrF.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: |||| on April 11, 2015, 08:56:37 pm
Tryfie take II, originally posted on pg. 126; design-wise I just removed the frilly things on the sides:
(http://i.imgur.com/e2aYDdz.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ai on April 11, 2015, 11:48:18 pm
A bit of a gesture and values study. Done with reference.
(http://i.imgur.com/wsaeCrF.png)

Is there some particular reason you seem to be using airbrush exclusively (rather than, say, a fuzzy brush)? My own experience of using airbrush to *draw* (as opposed to using it just for modelling) is lots of pain and eyestrain.

No criticism intended, I honestly just don't understand why you are doing that.

Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: lachrymose on April 12, 2015, 12:22:31 am
Actually I am using a hard round brush.

Brush settings:

(http://i.imgur.com/tUNw1Yv.png)

But to answer your question, i'm trying a different painting process where I block in forms then erase to get my line work as opposed to just drawing line work.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Lexou Duck on April 12, 2015, 08:39:24 pm
eh just tried to draw a valkyrie or something in between two tests
(http://i.imgur.com/XJ2Itme.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PsylentKnight on April 13, 2015, 02:32:49 am
Finished this...

(http://i.imgur.com/ix2PVvC.gif)

...and redid this...

(http://i.imgur.com/0u0hlje.png)

during my stream. Thoughts on the new one versus the original?

Original:
(http://i.imgur.com/qUa2k8r.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PixelPiledriver on April 13, 2015, 04:37:25 am
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-NGOMuu9Kxzs/VSsHXGvjPLI/AAAAAAAALVU/pseQqaODB0A/s1600/stuff_10.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Pix3M on April 13, 2015, 08:33:27 am
(http://i60.tinypic.com/2qjw2z5.gif)

Was under the influence. Feels good.  :crazy:
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on April 13, 2015, 11:08:59 am
Fucking amazing stag you've got here. Love it. <3

(you've got a stray pixel roaming outside of the outline near the neck ~)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: HarveyDentMustDie on April 13, 2015, 05:15:36 pm
I didn't check this tread for some time and last night I was so excited when I saw PPD's character and animation development process. It was like two pieces of cake with a sirup over them.  ;D Great job. :)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on April 13, 2015, 09:52:47 pm
Fucking about time I'd post here.

(http://orig11.deviantart.net/8954/f/2015/103/8/b/stream_by_thisisellian-d8plwo5.png)

(http://orig13.deviantart.net/68ca/f/2015/103/6/c/eggcelent_by_thisisellian-d8plwoh.gif)

Both for a stream I did today~
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PixelPiledriver on April 14, 2015, 09:04:55 am
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-QRexMpZojFw/VSxGuwbOBwI/AAAAAAAALYo/JHjcqEwpRsA/s1600/SparkleDog.png)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-VjSNY7eWMSM/VSzblDbxrcI/AAAAAAAALZE/KuL7GGYmGwk/s1600/more%2Bstuff_7.png)

Quote
was like two pieces of cake
Thanks harvery.
Will be working on those again soonish.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Pix3M on April 15, 2015, 10:13:00 am
(http://i58.tinypic.com/2wbvl2h.png)

Challenged myself to make a 8x8 medieval font. Of course, being mindful of the grid, you have to draw smaller than the grid size, so the biggest I have is 7x7. the annoying thinness of the lowercase "i" is less annoying if it's 6x7 instead, so there's extra natural room to make the 'i' work out better.

And something from yesterday to get my feet wet at actually using human anatomy in spritework. Uploaded to tinypic but just checked and they don't like adult pics  :-X Hotlinking from deviantART in case that image gets randomly removed

(http://orig07.deviantart.net/3b64/f/2015/104/1/6/style_exercise_by_pix3m-d8pq57l.gif)

http://pix3m.deviantart.com/art/Style-exercise-526939617

@PPD: Sparkledogs.  :D
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: lachrymose on April 15, 2015, 05:38:57 pm
A little quickie.

(http://orig01.deviantart.net/50e5/f/2015/105/0/c/monster_girl___naga_by_straightsjacket-d8pt2h5.png)
EDIT: Why the heck not?
(http://orig10.deviantart.net/5feb/f/2015/105/6/d/monster_girl___naga_by_straightsjacket-d8pt2h5.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: CelioHogane on April 16, 2015, 07:17:05 pm
I decided To make a "HD" version of the basic sprite of the protagonist of a version of a fangame we are doing to test our engine.

(http://i.imgur.com/LYEZ92N.png)

Kind of like it.

PD: little extra unnecesary info, this is a basic representation of what represents the name "Celio Hogane" for me.
So yeah, this is Celio Hogane.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: lachrymose on April 17, 2015, 10:07:27 pm
Some more monster grills I'm working on.

(http://i.imgur.com/nr7QAI3.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ai on April 18, 2015, 03:32:24 am
Some more monster grills I'm working on.


Are you doing the 30dMGC (http://30days30monsters.deviantart.com/) ?
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: lachrymose on April 18, 2015, 03:34:50 am
Some more monster grills I'm working on.


Are you doing the 30dMGC (http://30days30monsters.deviantart.com/) ?

Nah, just got taking a break from my animation project while I think things through. Messing around in the mean time.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wzl on April 18, 2015, 11:30:59 pm
Some terranigma fan art. Super Dark Gaia Turbo. Now with more exhaust pipes than ever  ;D

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/12237727/Sprites/Fanart/DarkGaia.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: lachrymose on April 19, 2015, 12:02:25 am
Just messing around, a mockup type thing.
(http://i.imgur.com/lmpEPl7.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/DMblm3N.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/Kcjr45H.gif)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on April 19, 2015, 07:11:33 pm
Birdy the Mighty (OVA)
(http://i.imgur.com/scfMoRN.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wzl on April 20, 2015, 04:50:16 pm
Request by a friend to drawn a Dark Link avatar. I don't know nothing about dark link so i just jammed with it  ::)

Thanks again cyang for all the help :D

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/12237727/Sprites/Quickies/DarkLinkTriFarce.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PsylentKnight on April 21, 2015, 12:20:27 am
(http://i.imgur.com/LwWuBaA.jpg)

Botany class doodle.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on April 21, 2015, 01:02:06 am
(http://orig06.deviantart.net/93a7/f/2015/110/9/f/shantae_by_thisisellian-d8qh6rd.gif)

A day late, I made Shantae for the @Pixel_Dailies on twitter. <3
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: 32 on April 21, 2015, 11:41:06 am
(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t42/The_32nd_day/Nausicaa_Run_Animated_zpsxfkfuyki.gif) (http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t42/The_32nd_day/Nausicaa_Death_Animated_zpsm9aah5w4.gif) (http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t42/The_32nd_day/Mehve_Idle_Animated_zpsxl4umksd.gif)
Part of an art test for a job that unfortunately didn't go ahead. Nausicaa and her Mehve in the style of Jetpack Joyride.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wzl on April 23, 2015, 02:57:27 am
Got quite a bunch done lately :D

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/12237727/Art/Quickies/birdy.png)

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/12237727/Art/Quickies/bunny.png)

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/12237727/Art/Quickies/maggot.png)

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/12237727/Art/Quickies/chuuuu..png)

Its kind of fun having no job \o/

Also Ellian, dat wiggle <3



Oh yeah, here's the jollysaurus i totally forgot about ::)

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/12237727/Art/Quickies/jollysaurus.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PixelPiledriver on April 24, 2015, 01:28:22 am
From today's stream.
Thanks for the suggestions guys.  ;)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-iFOPeoh-ags/VTmbo6s7nDI/AAAAAAAAAhQ/uG1X-ZC1TFY/s1600/CatsDealDrugs_%2B18.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Chilly on April 24, 2015, 02:46:26 am
I'm relearning pixel art backwards-ish.

(http://i1227.photobucket.com/albums/ee430/1thing2know/AvatarStuff_zpsapoz83af.gif)

Note to self: Do outlines first before color blobs.  :blind:

About 3 hours worth of pixeling.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: yaomon17 on April 24, 2015, 03:58:37 am
Some people like color blobs first. It is difficult since forms can get mixed if you have something like arms on top of chests and stuff.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Pix3M on April 24, 2015, 12:00:57 pm
Purple sparkle horse

(http://i58.tinypic.com/351wo5c.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Chilly on April 25, 2015, 02:07:48 am
A little sketch for my neice's birthday. Will finish it tomorrow. 

(http://i1227.photobucket.com/albums/ee430/1thing2know/annasketchsmall_zpsvogohzmq.gif)

Little girls and Frozen.   ::)

Girl in the sketch is suppose to be Anna. In case you're wondering... Should look better colored.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: lachrymose on April 25, 2015, 03:33:15 am
All day :[
(http://pre03.deviantart.net/6028/th/pre/i/2015/114/7/0/sexygirl_by_straightsjacket-d8qvq8h.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on April 25, 2015, 01:48:01 pm
Random face
(http://i.imgur.com/VLviObM.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: API-Beast on April 25, 2015, 04:35:51 pm
All day :[

This YouTube video series might be of help: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74HR59yFZ7Y&list=PLtG4P3lq8RHGuMuprDarMz_Y9Fbw_d2ws&index=1 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74HR59yFZ7Y&list=PLtG4P3lq8RHGuMuprDarMz_Y9Fbw_d2ws&index=1)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: CelioHogane on April 25, 2015, 11:32:45 pm
I think there is something wrong in my head.

(http://orig08.deviantart.net/bb76/f/2015/115/8/2/the_pain__by_celio_hogane-d8r1skl.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: lachrymose on April 26, 2015, 12:49:50 am
Another Photoshop piece, didn't use references this time. Probably shows.
Good learning experiences though.

(http://pre06.deviantart.net/28df/th/pre/i/2015/115/8/4/painted_girl_by_straightsjacket-d8r23cp.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Pix3M on April 26, 2015, 02:57:12 am
@Lachrymose That's a bit of emphasis placed on individual hair strands. People usually suggest to focus on the forms instead. I dunno, think that's worth a shot?
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: NowvaB on April 26, 2015, 07:41:31 am

Coming back from a artist block coma...

(http://i.imgur.com/D68KrCo.png)
Yeah it was that bad.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Atnas on April 26, 2015, 09:27:45 am
(http://lolipopsicle.com/uploader/uploads/15-4-26.png)
self portrait
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: lachrymose on April 26, 2015, 02:02:41 pm
@Lachrymose That's a bit of emphasis placed on individual hair strands. People usually suggest to focus on the forms instead. I dunno, think that's worth a shot?

Yes. To be honest I didn't plan the head to well. It was the last thing I worked on, and as you can see from the unfinished ear, I didn't take a lot of time to work on it. So for the hair I just made a quick brush and quickly whipped some strands in. Not ideal but my main focus was shading and blending
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: DatMuffinMan on April 26, 2015, 09:06:11 pm
tried some gesture studies for the first time as suggested by Mr. Beast.

interesting how I could see a noticeable improvement from number 1 to 3 (biggest one is 1, laying down is 2, and bending over is 3). 2 is probably the worst as a final result, but in terms of time efficiency and comfort I definitely got better with each one. Perhaps it's just me warming up after not drawing anything tho

(http://i.imgur.com/rp5NDb6.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PsylentKnight on April 27, 2015, 02:57:41 am
From today's stream. I played around with the timing a little... I can't decide which version I like better.

(http://i.imgur.com/stxD13b.gif)
(http://i.imgur.com/hYSPlfZ.gif)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on April 27, 2015, 07:01:16 pm
Random face:
(http://i.imgur.com/SpfEGJz.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PixelPiledriver on April 28, 2015, 04:24:30 am
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-KIF9stKLR8Q/VT7moDaierI/AAAAAAAALfA/TmnPuiIi2B4/s1600/MixedMediaGirlPortrait_x2.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: lachrymose on April 28, 2015, 02:08:31 pm
I think I'm improving bit by bit. Really need to just sit down an do a solid hair study cause I come up with nothing usually.

Done without a reference.

(http://orig15.deviantart.net/3413/f/2015/118/4/7/pin_up_girl_wip__by_straightsjacket-d8rdp8v.png)

Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Lexou Duck on April 28, 2015, 10:59:35 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/pmBPUFt.png)

yay more doodles
feautinrg mars from the smash borthers
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on April 29, 2015, 07:05:23 am
another random face:
(http://i.imgur.com/thSgLPf.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on April 29, 2015, 11:43:12 pm
(http://orig05.deviantart.net/1692/f/2015/119/c/5/witch_by_thisisellian-d8rjw35.png)

A witch for @Pixel_Dailies.
I should draw portraits more often, it makes me feel way more confident about my actual drawing, non-pixel skills.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PixelPiledriver on April 30, 2015, 04:01:44 am
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-9wjqeJl0VNk/VUGovCJprBI/AAAAAAAALf8/GWSPFdDM1Zw/s1600/thangs_19.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Batzy on April 30, 2015, 07:06:22 pm
Trying to get used to this new program/tool.
(http://i.imgur.com/i6606hr.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Zia on April 30, 2015, 10:31:09 pm
Playing around with an idea for a Morrowind-themed piece.

(https://40.media.tumblr.com/b12426d2e0168b3d31cb8aba9bf0fd32/tumblr_inline_nnn4urLOQx1ts6f57_540.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PixelPiledriver on May 01, 2015, 06:19:51 am
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-G9VKdBU5AVk/VUMayK4hyMI/AAAAAAAALgk/Ffu5qIKHxeQ/s1600/jumpPit3_4.gif)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: grimbee on May 01, 2015, 08:22:31 am
University work :)
Also hey, first post!
(http://s1.postimg.org/nydey76v3/foxytrans.png)
(yes it is a fox smoking a pipe wearing a sweater )
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on May 01, 2015, 09:51:55 pm
Slowly building a set of Armor icons to put on the Game maker / Unity asset stores~

(http://orig12.deviantart.net/3af7/f/2015/121/4/8/armor_by_thisisellian-d8rrtqn.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on May 02, 2015, 03:55:13 pm
Eriri from Saekano
(http://i.imgur.com/gmyw3JR.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Night on May 03, 2015, 07:51:43 pm
Haven't posted in awhile, school and stuff in the way.  :'(
(http://i.imgur.com/TgsfYmZ.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: computertrash on May 06, 2015, 09:19:18 pm
(http://img42.com/4hWuS+)
all i wanna do
is see you turn into
a giant woman
i dont know how to anti alias! i! dont! know!

is pretty much finished now, i like the blinking.

(http://img42.com/FvPdR+)

EDIT:
cool other thing too. (well its cool to me)

(http://img42.com/LCfzD+)

EDIT: another!

(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u387/computertrash/Mobile%20Uploads/sapphire_zpspbs8vdfc.gif)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Fizzick on May 08, 2015, 09:25:04 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/7kontOU.gif) for hoboquest
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ellian on May 08, 2015, 10:38:35 pm
The sword is cool, and the flash just makes it so much better  :)

I did some NSFW thing today.
(http://orig12.deviantart.net/7d4a/f/2015/128/8/8/librarian_by_thisisellian-d8sn3tp.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: API-Beast on May 09, 2015, 03:35:17 pm
Not fair making fun of amputees Ellian! :lol: :y:
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PixelPiledriver on May 13, 2015, 01:48:08 am
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-zLnzKsLWnko/VVKs6AA2dFI/AAAAAAAALhw/rTBund4qN3o/s1600/BadThings_10.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wzl on May 13, 2015, 02:00:59 am
Some character drafts

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/12237727/Art/Quickies/Characters/KnightArena/Draft.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cakeprediction on May 13, 2015, 08:02:30 pm
(http://g2f.nl/0r3d782)
Finally time I'd post something here
Simple animation of a simple 16x16 character
Might start posting more again soonish ^^
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Beetleking22 on May 14, 2015, 03:05:35 pm
Meh.

(http://i58.tinypic.com/34q1tz38.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Pix3M on May 15, 2015, 10:48:35 am
I need sleep  :crazy:

(http://i57.tinypic.com/2j5xdzp.gif)
(http://i60.tinypic.com/jhfotc.gif)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cheetah on May 16, 2015, 07:17:13 pm
I'm trying to get some practice with animation. I'm starting with just finding a stick figure frame that I like and practice that a lot before moving forward. I have an 80 page moleskin and a ballpoint ben and hopefully I will just get a little something drawn every day to post. Today is Day 1, and I just copied some stick figure references.

(https://dl-web.dropbox.com/get/personal/art/Sketches/Day%201.png?_subject_uid=1795564&w=AAAsa-JhxFcii7yJYqA5lrOBRCNmLVzdNCDj9dPaKB6d3Q)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: DatMuffinMan on May 17, 2015, 12:17:11 am
not really a daily sketch, but I did do most of it yesterday and today I started cleaning up some lines. I needed to practice drawing clouds.

(http://i.imgur.com/LJtEuvV.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/yueWvsZ.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PixelPiledriver on May 19, 2015, 02:29:02 am
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Ny8ru2L0cgs/VVqfv7KEWYI/AAAAAAAALi4/trW_na1HO54/s1600/CookieEater_6.gif)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-85hL0ImErXY/VVqgm3ppYKI/AAAAAAAALjI/44u3mHqRwow/s1600/cookiesAndStuff_2.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: NowvaB on May 19, 2015, 05:40:59 am
Multi-Stream with Leogrimarts. (and PPD kinda)

(http://i.imgur.com/vMlF5wM.png)

Super Super Funuuu!
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PixelPiledriver on May 19, 2015, 08:17:56 am
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-fnG_1yEYzsE/VVrxhSv1i1I/AAAAAAAALjY/TxHPrxBQ6Cc/s1600/Animals%2Band%2BStuff%2B_4.png)

Quote
(and PPD kinda)
:blind:
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PsylentKnight on May 20, 2015, 05:14:34 am
(http://i.imgur.com/g0CP53x.png)

Rough sketch of a new background.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PixelPiledriver on May 20, 2015, 07:30:05 am
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-4e-NnC57WjY/VVwh-AEPQRI/AAAAAAAALjs/v3BrJ2C8g9s/s1600/KittyNo.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Evidence on May 22, 2015, 12:13:33 am
will be working on this one

(http://s26.postimg.org/9ap6aj36h/sssxddddddd.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: breakfast on May 22, 2015, 01:12:31 am
(http://orig07.deviantart.net/277d/f/2015/141/c/6/vashticolortest_by_bbreakfast-d8u8vcx.png)
playing around w/ color

(http://orig01.deviantart.net/a8d9/f/2015/141/d/0/lucretiaportrait_by_bbreakfast-d8u8oe3.png)
another portrait i'm working on for my tactics game
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: 0xDB on May 22, 2015, 04:07:08 pm
(http://abload.de/img/imthepacmantexthybh1.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: A2J2TIWARI on May 24, 2015, 09:43:03 am
Recent stuff:

Did this today and is still in WIP stages:

(http://orig04.deviantart.net/9253/f/2015/144/8/8/digital_painting_02_by_aastikya-d8uj6wg.png)

(http://pre13.deviantart.net/d274/th/pre/f/2015/138/4/7/digital_painting_01_by_aastikya-d8tv4x8.png)

(http://pre01.deviantart.net/2deb/th/pre/i/2015/126/7/2/character_design_by_aastikya-d8sdtof.jpg)

Follow me on DeviantArt( http://aastikya.deviantart.com/ ).
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: DatMuffinMan on May 24, 2015, 10:43:13 pm
M Bison sprite for pixel_dailes.

(http://i.imgur.com/EpUUjT2.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on May 30, 2015, 03:05:14 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/C2gLFft.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: cels on June 12, 2015, 12:01:17 am
Let's see if I can keep this going through the summer.

(http://i.imgur.com/AYDebu2.jpg?1)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Kasumi on June 12, 2015, 12:02:51 am
Just remembered this thread. I actually have something to post here. And oh, man. Cels totally beat me to reviving this thread, heh. Good start, cels!

(http://i.imgur.com/j5CfuIY.png)

Quick painting of Slug from Atmosphere in Krita. I've decided I like Krita, now I'm just waiting for its animation support.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: rikfuzz on June 12, 2015, 10:30:05 am
Keep forgetting about this thread..

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CHP93IsXIAAvVbk.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: yaomon17 on June 12, 2015, 08:42:40 pm
Over the past month, forgot to post here. Kinda ruins the whole "Daily" thing but each of these were done in less than a day individually :P
(http://i.imgur.com/YAP1Vf8.png)(http://i.imgur.com/0SwEXGx.gif)(http://i.imgur.com/JdIUy7z.png)(http://i.imgur.com/uN7QoB6.png)(http://i.imgur.com/Eqveu83.png)(http://i.imgur.com/FUxfGvO.png)(http://i.imgur.com/9edVdhL.png)(http://i.imgur.com/UMsddjC.png)(http://i.imgur.com/cemORuV.png)(http://i.imgur.com/gCxfkiv.png)(http://i.imgur.com/Zt8N50n.png)(http://i.imgur.com/zKZQz4n.png)(http://i.imgur.com/3I5EyOc.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: computertrash on June 24, 2015, 09:42:55 pm
(http://i.imgbox.com/6IQb5zfa.gif) (http://i.imgbox.com/qSAw5hmj.gif)

(http://i.imgbox.com/8g8YLlZi.png)

(http://i.imgbox.com/lleRkBlO.png)

i may or may not have been working on an art shop on another forum.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PsylentKnight on June 26, 2015, 09:27:17 am
(http://i.imgur.com/atXUdlC.png)

From my stream today. I really tried to be conscientious of my line work on this one, and I think it shows. I was going for a Dick Tracy outfit, but I think it ended up looking more like a raincoat.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Alexanator28 on June 27, 2015, 06:51:02 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/I8bVYx8.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/gSLwAwc.gif)

A Boss for a project I was working on a while ago. Not sure If I like the death animation  :-\
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: japie81 on June 27, 2015, 07:53:20 pm
(http://updo.nl/file/5bd0d343.png)(http://updo.nl/file/12234c38.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: japie81 on June 28, 2015, 12:33:40 pm
(http://updo.nl/file/3bac8d58.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: yaomon17 on June 30, 2015, 10:22:17 am
(http://puu.sh/iI4NO/3fb152a247.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PixelPiledriver on July 02, 2015, 05:33:25 am
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-P6YOam84yh8/VZTMrfzu2XI/AAAAAAAAAiE/x8Fg6zoXhzQ/s1600/Deathscape%2Bdesign_17_satboost.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PsylentKnight on July 02, 2015, 06:18:42 am
I love that, PP.  :y:

(http://i.imgur.com/L6k7dDV.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PixelPiledriver on July 02, 2015, 11:15:59 am
Thanks Psylent.  :crazy:
Trying to figure out the character a bit more.
But it's time to pass out.  :blind:

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Kh9p-R8xHnc/VZUb3HNgzrI/AAAAAAAALmk/j05gYW-MoGo/s1600/Deathscape_DemonDesign_2.png)



Spending a bit of time on paper each day.
It feels like I went about 6 months to a year without drawing a single thing with a pencil, but not sure.

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-W9Ez_zMqCVk/VZpFF8LeuZI/AAAAAAAALoI/vk0op234eGI/s1600/overallsDood.png)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-t4eGw3g399c/VZpE9m1VjTI/AAAAAAAALnw/1VmVbZG2rYQ/s1600/FatherAndSon.png)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-_HzhwAiuSlE/VZ2rI7SsciI/AAAAAAAALpk/Lsjx2FfA3zc/s1600/GirlsAreKoolIGuess.png)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ZgK7KfAXcxU/VZ90rKKi8PI/AAAAAAAAAjs/6oCqQZstWP4/s1600/clothStudy1.png)

And some pixeling.

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-cGt9kr9eI4Y/VaBDazdYQBI/AAAAAAAALrs/N2bL9X8fHWo/s1600/pinkDress_1.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ambivorous on July 17, 2015, 07:18:57 pm
Sketched this chick (http://beethy.deviantart.com/art/Pokemon-Leafeon-01-515131411):
Made her boobs smaller, so that kinda messed me up around the midriff as well, and I was way over it once I got to the face.
(http://i.imgur.com/oMzkTn5.jpg)


I wanted to do a cluster study thing on one of this guy (http://wayofthepixel.net/index.php?topic=17541.0)'s character (http://llama-quest.com/forums/uploads/gallery/album_81/gallery_11_81_1123.gif)s:
(http://i.imgur.com/a8wpJuq.gif)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: |||| on July 18, 2015, 12:01:36 am
Something unusual for me.. a still-life of sorts. Made for a restaurant sign.
(http://i.imgur.com/NPsBVtD.png)
mmmonions
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wzl on July 18, 2015, 02:28:37 pm
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/12237727/Art/Quickies/Creatures/ponyflex.png)

The almighty atlas flex.
People who know secret of evermore and know the speed-runners might get it x)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: LisandraTD on July 18, 2015, 06:08:40 pm
I have been practicing using photos of objects and buildings
I wanted a time on my Big Ben piece (it's taking forever)
So today I did this sword
(http://i.imgur.com/2dVUdaX.png)

WIP
(http://i.imgur.com/5dqrJX0.gif)

Took around 40 minutes, I know it doesn't look so much as the sample below
(http://i.imgur.com/ZlWtoyp.jpg)

Next I think I will make me an avatar to use on the forum cuz I don't have one yet  :-X
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: lachrymose on July 18, 2015, 06:32:59 pm
Quick value study over lunch, 20 mins or so.
EDIT: Holy crap I forgot my resolution was fuck huge. Spoilering this lol.

(http://i.imgur.com/FucdDMTh.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Mathias on July 20, 2015, 09:14:04 am
WHAT UP, SKETCH THREAD


Some quick image posting advice when your image is gigantic.


1. Use imgur.

2. Find image in your account that you want to post and click the "Large Thumbnail" or "Huge Thumbnail" size links in the bottom right (if your image is too large originally):

(http://i.imgur.com/IQoSZVJh.png)

Notice how the URL changes for each different size. Just add a lowercase H for Huge Thumbnail or a lowercase L for Large Thumbnail.

3. Once desired image size is selected, hit the BBcode button to copy URL to clipboard. Post it.




So Lachyrmose could just add an "l" or an "h" to his image's URL - large thumb: http://i.imgur.com/FucdDMTl.png (http://i.imgur.com/FucdDMTl.png)  -  huge thumb: http://i.imgur.com/FucdDMTh.png (http://i.imgur.com/FucdDMTh.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: lachrymose on July 20, 2015, 01:20:23 pm
I did not know that about imgur. Thanks Mathias. Edited my post accordingly.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ambivorous on July 20, 2015, 02:39:52 pm
Forgot to post this, more sketching (reference (http://rei-doll.deviantart.com/art/Harley-and-Ivy-337942231)):
(http://i.imgur.com/0fIw0vp.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Vagrant on July 21, 2015, 03:12:12 am
Getting back in the thick of it.


(http://i62.tinypic.com/2wbuot1.jpg)

Very unfinished. Compare with avi, huge chunk of steam goodness is missing.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: surt on July 21, 2015, 10:37:33 am
Plang with Pro Motion's tile mapping.
(http://img.uninhabitant.com/randyrabbit3.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ambivorous on July 23, 2015, 07:28:13 pm
More sketching (reference (http://calssara.deviantart.com/art/Final-Fantasy-X-2-Yuna-and-Rikku-480257626)):
(http://i.imgur.com/h6lfvhj.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: surt on July 24, 2015, 03:10:54 am
(http://img.uninhabitant.com/vilenes.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: 32 on July 24, 2015, 07:55:52 am
Just had to say that I really freakin' love that Surt. Wow ;D

Nice sketches Ambivorous :) If I can give one suggestion: draw through your forms, what's being hidden is as important as what you're showing.

While I'm here I'll also post this from a couple days ago, hopefully I'll feel like finishing it this weekend
(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t42/The_32nd_day/Wherethelightcomesfrom2_zps2mugys88.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ambivorous on July 25, 2015, 04:35:04 pm
Thanks 32, easier said than done though. :P

(http://i.imgur.com/5i8QFR8.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: The B.O.B. on July 27, 2015, 03:51:14 am
You ever have a great idea/thought in your head AND drive to put it down on paper/digital medium? Then you start doing it. It eventually peters out and you lose fuel QUICK. I think this was one of those moments for me. It was larger, but I shrunk it down to 50%, as to not take up so much room here. Any hoo, here was my poor attempt of a piss-poor attempt at Photoshop-thing that I began about a year ago and never quite picked it back up...

(http://i.imgur.com/VhbAtp6h.png)

*edit*
testing imgur host with image
***
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: 0xDB on July 27, 2015, 03:42:55 pm
You ever have a great idea/thought in your head AND drive to put it down on paper/digital medium? Then you start doing it. It eventually peters out and you lose fuel QUICK.
Yup. The following drawing was started (and abandoned) in December 2013. It then occupied my drawing board for about a year as I kept thinking I'd return to it eventually... at some point I put it away onto a shelf where it continued to dust around since the beginning of 2015 only to be scanned just now after reading that. I probably will not ever finish it as I'm so out of practice now that I would only ruin it for sure:

(http://abload.de/img/2013_12_unvollendet2cjfj.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Mr. Fahrenheit on July 27, 2015, 11:11:26 pm
@bob: Reminds me of the simpsons aliens. Looks sick
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ambivorous on July 28, 2015, 06:03:04 pm
I am going to start pixeling small scenes as my pixel art study of choice, so here's my progress from day 1:
(http://i.imgur.com/ypGgLjc.gif)

Sketch. Just ignore the entire head and then some of the other stuff and it looks pretty good:
(http://i.imgur.com/hlzP2dB.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: surt on July 29, 2015, 09:26:37 am
(http://img.uninhabitant.com/omegateam_mockup.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: 0xDB on July 31, 2015, 04:08:39 pm
Those look platformtastic surt.

recent #pixel_dailies:
(http://abload.de/img/2015_07_30_link58spi.png)

(http://abload.de/img/2015_07_28_robotsrhstd.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ambivorous on July 31, 2015, 08:28:33 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/fh9PAHE.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Joe on August 09, 2015, 06:20:09 am
Cookin up a little somethin somethin

(http://i.imgur.com/RZSam7p.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Mathias on August 10, 2015, 09:05:24 pm
what are you . . . what are you cookin'?


izzat santa?
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: NowvaB on August 12, 2015, 07:29:42 am
My past month summed up in a single picture...
(http://i.imgur.com/cFOLMSs.png)



anyways cool stuff surt.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Beetleking22 on August 12, 2015, 06:05:55 pm
Wip Zelda 2 forest mockup..

(http://i60.tinypic.com/23wpla8.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Vagrant on August 12, 2015, 06:24:22 pm
Wip Zelda 2 forest mockup..

(http://i60.tinypic.com/23wpla8.jpg)

This is looking wonderful.

Please continue.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ambivorous on August 13, 2015, 06:10:55 pm
Just doing my thing.

Pixel study:
(http://i.imgur.com/cs4kmYI.gif)

Value study:
(http://i.imgur.com/Rzo9NNr.png)


Anatomy study (the feet and left hand were hidden in my reference):
(http://i.imgur.com/RsSgY92.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Joe on August 13, 2015, 08:26:05 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/sZTgY5W.png)

Wondering about the lighting underneath the parchment.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: yaomon17 on August 14, 2015, 10:25:23 am
PJ challenge
(http://pixeljoint.com/files/icons/full/sunshadow.gif)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ai on August 14, 2015, 10:31:45 am
@Joe: Personally, I'd push the shadow up or down according to how stiff I wanted the parchment to seem. Right now, it seems fairly floppy. Nothing wrong with the angle of it IMO.
The dark line next to the back face of the parchment forms a tangent with the house roof  -- my eye wants to get stuck there.
Widening the parchment by a few pixels might help.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Beetleking22 on August 16, 2015, 01:31:35 am
Ty Vagrant.. Here is small update.

(http://i59.tinypic.com/28hz8dj.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Joe on August 17, 2015, 03:44:09 am
(http://i.imgur.com/JmgJhyp.jpg)

will probably redo this after I finish.

@Ai: thanks for pointing that out. I got so caught up in all the other details I forgot about important compositional relationships like that. Will fix.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Joe on August 18, 2015, 01:43:40 am
(http://i.imgur.com/ypvKj9j.jpg)

Sketchin
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on August 18, 2015, 02:47:53 am
(http://i.imgur.com/8ZTvJOL.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on August 18, 2015, 05:19:51 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/wbwpLmD.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Joe on August 18, 2015, 08:13:13 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/tsFNJNz.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ambivorous on August 18, 2015, 09:07:51 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/xaf9Aog.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: 32 on August 19, 2015, 11:50:27 am
(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t42/The_32nd_day/Monsters_zpsu6jzeahu.png)

Managed to start doing some stuff for myself. Probably won't use most of them but it's something.

It's been surprisingly difficult to get myself to do anything on top of freelancing, some stupid notion that it would feel like work but it really doesn't.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on August 19, 2015, 03:47:59 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/6TKNXym.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ai on August 20, 2015, 02:08:22 am
Well, I think this is as close as I'll get to 'daily' while I have a backlog:

(http://i.imgur.com/YXh5Nng.png)

Still a bit messy:
(http://i.imgur.com/l3qBEIo.png) (http://i.imgur.com/UdBd1Ze.png)

(drawn in late july, scanned yesterday, masking today)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Joe on August 20, 2015, 04:57:03 am
(http://i.imgur.com/YxNdSmc.jpg)

Camel faces reminded me of a llama, well apparently they're both camelids.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PsylentKnight on August 20, 2015, 08:10:03 am
I stepped on my tablet pen and broke it so this is the first thing I've been able to do in a while.

(http://i.imgur.com/o3Armmu.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on August 20, 2015, 04:37:46 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/54ljYFX.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PsylentKnight on August 21, 2015, 07:45:00 am
I wish I had the patience for bodies that I do for faces...

(http://i.imgur.com/2VcOuND.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on August 21, 2015, 04:36:00 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/22V2NLu.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Vagrant on August 22, 2015, 04:09:02 am
Looks like we've caught a most rudimentary form of A.I. ^

Someone's Daily Sketch.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Joe on August 22, 2015, 04:47:42 am
(http://i.imgur.com/6RQ4CiM.jpg)

Yesterday and today... need to give drawing the time it deserves
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PsylentKnight on August 22, 2015, 06:12:55 am
(http://i.imgur.com/Il6UsCL.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on August 22, 2015, 01:10:14 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/KcvJvDo.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: A2J2TIWARI on August 22, 2015, 03:40:43 pm
(http://orig07.deviantart.net/cdad/f/2015/234/0/f/character_design_3_by_aastikya-d96o9yq.png)

(http://puu.sh/jKwmg/defac83cf0.JPG)

Figure Drawing be too difficult D:
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: DatMuffinMan on August 22, 2015, 08:17:57 pm
simple 'screen select' mockup I made for fun.

(http://i.imgur.com/FsZ84YZ.gif)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Joe on August 23, 2015, 06:04:13 am
(http://i.imgur.com/WOpkSnh.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on August 23, 2015, 03:06:59 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/q1IsFAl.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Joe on August 23, 2015, 11:27:22 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/sadJp6E.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on August 24, 2015, 05:34:50 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/5NAWots.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on August 25, 2015, 04:40:21 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/VE85cUe.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Joe on August 26, 2015, 04:05:15 am
(http://i.imgur.com/0tvBvU3.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on August 26, 2015, 11:56:07 am
(http://i.imgur.com/t4d9xGA.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Dank on August 26, 2015, 02:24:08 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/rUkKsw2.png) I liekd doin dis
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Joe on August 27, 2015, 02:15:43 am
(http://i.imgur.com/bOulXct.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: yaomon17 on August 27, 2015, 03:37:46 am
(http://i.imgur.com/J4xQRJA.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on August 27, 2015, 04:53:52 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/Rah2NRY.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Beetleking22 on August 27, 2015, 11:17:24 pm
Another death mockup..


(http://i60.tinypic.com/9bb2vp.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Joe on August 28, 2015, 01:18:26 am
(http://i.imgur.com/pDhLYbi.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on August 28, 2015, 04:45:16 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/o9LBZYq.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Joe on August 28, 2015, 07:48:08 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/hqHjblh.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: |||| on August 28, 2015, 11:08:44 pm
Nice works lately!
Esp. Wolfenoctis who inspired me to draw helmets the other day. They were so bad though, I decided not to post them.

I did digitally paint a skull that turned out alright though:

(http://i.imgur.com/wBhdPX9.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on August 29, 2015, 07:56:44 am
@|||| Aw thanks ;D  you should still post them, it's just a sketch thread so it's no big deal  :P
(http://i.imgur.com/bpFjfUT.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: |||| on August 29, 2015, 10:05:05 am
 True it is..
alright..
they're non-sensical though(like some of these..most would not function at all):
(http://i.imgur.com/xQQsxGY.png) :'( (see?, bad)


Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Joe on August 30, 2015, 04:50:19 am
(http://i.imgur.com/1Wp7ejB.jpg)

Not nearly enough practice. How much time does everyone else spend each day?
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on August 30, 2015, 08:18:46 am
@Joe: I spend 1 hour maximum, I pick 6 references and spend at most 10 minutes on each before moving on to the next.
(http://i.imgur.com/3yzgUk5.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Joe on August 31, 2015, 05:54:20 am
(http://i.imgur.com/bUOl3ks.jpg)

Almost forgot to post.
@wolfenoctis that's a good strategy. Very consistent
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on August 31, 2015, 05:09:13 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/3F2GnyU.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Joe on September 01, 2015, 01:15:03 am
(http://i.imgur.com/onvW6cO.jpg)

Got a chance to draw from life today.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on September 01, 2015, 04:10:20 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/g91P42g.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Joe on September 01, 2015, 09:07:41 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/01tg8jp.jpg)

See, Ivan...
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: yaomon17 on September 02, 2015, 08:36:50 am
... when you wear knight helmet like me, you cannot die for enemy cannot shoot head  ;)

(http://i.imgur.com/c9foLgh.gif)
Done in style of Duelyst sprite
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on September 02, 2015, 11:57:43 am
(http://i.imgur.com/A9wRp4q.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Joe on September 03, 2015, 12:14:36 am
Haha Yaomon. Also that sprite is dope

(http://i.imgur.com/tMidFkX.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/ScT0ppQ.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on September 03, 2015, 04:55:08 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/yFvpsHg.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Joe on September 04, 2015, 02:41:04 am
(http://i.imgur.com/kw80Upq.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/LXqsLOA.jpg)

I know I'm late to the party but seriously people, grab a pencil
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: yaomon17 on September 04, 2015, 08:24:59 am
Originally rushed this cluttered mess yesterday: (http://i.imgur.com/E74F12o.gif)
Then saw this post: http://professionalmanlyguy69.tumblr.com/post/128284509305/this-guy-wont-be-in-the-game-for-a-good-while

So had to update (http://i.imgur.com/c1PsFrI.gif)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on September 04, 2015, 04:16:42 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/KepZ9QP.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: A2J2TIWARI on September 04, 2015, 09:56:34 pm
(http://puu.sh/k04gf/5353af81a6.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Joe on September 05, 2015, 02:58:27 am
(http://i.imgur.com/1zIdza3.jpg)

What does the thing in the bottom left look like to you?
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ai on September 05, 2015, 03:19:37 am
A 4Liter milk bottle with an identity crisis (it wants to be a set of scales).

Also that flag makes it look like the country has an open mouth.

Pretty modest, but done today, at least.. while I was implementing 'Strong zoom' commands for Grafx2 (http://pulkomandy.tk/projects/GrafX2/ticket/28)

(http://i.imgur.com/6h48Esx.gif)

Hopefully looks more like an abstract tree than a mushroom cloud ;)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on September 05, 2015, 01:55:50 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/zEIuZ8u.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Joe on September 05, 2015, 06:37:51 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/4aUaFyh.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/LgDnLEh.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/bQCLh95.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on September 06, 2015, 08:20:16 am
(http://i.imgur.com/TWccM7a.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: DatMuffinMan on September 06, 2015, 08:06:57 pm
been doing lots of voxel stuff for the past few days, here's the latest one

(http://i.imgur.com/Az6Dw6A.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Joe on September 07, 2015, 12:34:09 am
MuffinMan, I love it. that fireplace!

(http://i.imgur.com/7TWYmAR.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on September 07, 2015, 04:21:35 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/US8kYrG.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PixelPiledriver on September 08, 2015, 03:22:41 am
Awesome arts guys.
Thanks for keeping the thread alive.  :)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-DxqaTI7ff-0/Ve5UNhCgKZI/AAAAAAAAL5Q/NVCBTbhdoEg/s1600/colorSketch_10.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Joe on September 08, 2015, 05:57:57 am
(http://i.imgur.com/ElcGvKs.jpg)

Really awkward pose (http://artists.pixelovely.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/figure-5-1303878682.jpg), gonna have to try that again sometime.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on September 08, 2015, 05:48:58 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/Q3fOjig.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Joe on September 09, 2015, 05:57:20 am
(http://i.imgur.com/xkNhOtN.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PixelPiledriver on September 09, 2015, 07:35:58 am
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-F2fxh7jRaLw/Ve_hSPxEmuI/AAAAAAAAL5k/hscl-FXqORI/s1600/VerticalSlice_6.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on September 09, 2015, 01:27:31 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/qL90oiL.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PixelPiledriver on September 10, 2015, 06:24:18 am
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-gDPmTadnSXQ/VfEswA7gUoI/AAAAAAAAL6k/UxwlEU1lw_I/s1600/VerticalSlice_23.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Joe on September 10, 2015, 07:38:36 am
Emphasized "daily" over "sketch" today.

(http://i.imgur.com/2KpWRop.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on September 10, 2015, 05:29:15 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/GUo9ZXZ.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Joe on September 11, 2015, 10:19:19 am
(http://i.imgur.com/nvXL1rg.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on September 11, 2015, 06:28:02 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/DNAuxwx.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Joe on September 12, 2015, 04:42:46 am
(http://i.imgur.com/gKPZkId.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on September 12, 2015, 01:27:23 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/nKuhqcr.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: TMT on September 12, 2015, 07:07:42 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/NzznrHW.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cakeprediction on September 12, 2015, 08:33:58 pm
(http://g2f.nl/05ke25n)
BLAHRG


progress:
(http://g2f.nl/00hhxpw)


~Cake out WOOSH
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: DatMuffinMan on September 13, 2015, 12:41:12 am
made a simple fb banner for a school group to reuse for different events -

(http://i.imgur.com/peBNjRn.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Joe on September 13, 2015, 07:40:35 am
Worked a new banner today. I'd like to reinvigorate interest in this activity.

(http://i.imgur.com/NH7v1YL.png)

I also would ask, my banner or not, to push it back to the front of the news queue. I think this kind of practice is too important to fall to the wayside in an art community.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on September 13, 2015, 09:00:01 am
(http://i.imgur.com/3JP7FZ4.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: A2J2TIWARI on September 13, 2015, 12:12:35 pm
@wolfenoctis    I have become a huge fan of yours! Great work!

20-30 minute work.

(http://puu.sh/k9Kx5/97635d25d5.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cakeprediction on September 13, 2015, 06:37:45 pm
(http://g2f.nl/0c2v2n3)
A very quick and sloppy pixel thingy
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: TMT on September 13, 2015, 08:43:26 pm
Working on a little character based on my avatar.
(http://i.imgur.com/1gXMlq9.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Joe on September 14, 2015, 03:33:20 am
butts, male & female

(http://i.imgur.com/8DnheyP.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on September 14, 2015, 05:26:08 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/65eHKP2.png)

@A2J2TIWARI:  ;D
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: yaomon17 on September 15, 2015, 03:47:11 am
(http://40.media.tumblr.com/d634287cc76e3ab8e4316a9682359e8b/tumblr_inline_nuolrhzr9A1qfj7y5_250.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Joe on September 15, 2015, 04:51:03 am
I'm gonna start from first principles and relearn everything I know about perspective, and then learn everything I've wanted to know. I'm tired of that gap in my knowledge.

(http://i.imgur.com/bLUiF2t.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on September 15, 2015, 04:50:09 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/RlMhPkD.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Joe on September 16, 2015, 04:27:02 am
(http://i.imgur.com/0hHyGta.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on September 16, 2015, 07:51:25 am
(http://i.imgur.com/X7zCNui.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Beetleking22 on September 16, 2015, 04:15:57 pm
Working on cliff..

(http://i61.tinypic.com/258m3id.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: FoxhoundOH on September 17, 2015, 02:50:00 am
(http://i1383.photobucket.com/albums/ah282/FoxhoundOH/Character_sketchy2_zpsk5vswojy.png)

A design that's been bouncing around for a couple months. I intend for this character to become the protagonist of an action game.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Joe on September 17, 2015, 08:45:44 am
(http://i.imgur.com/m6Vs7D9.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on September 17, 2015, 05:25:40 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/S0G6l3j.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Joe on September 18, 2015, 04:40:30 am
(http://i.imgur.com/ZHEOmqk.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Gater816 on September 18, 2015, 04:14:50 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/ZHEOmqk.jpg)

a nice sketch
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on September 18, 2015, 05:06:01 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/StMgvAy.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Night on September 18, 2015, 07:31:07 pm
Those are some pretty solid drawings Wolfenoctis, keep it up!
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Joe on September 19, 2015, 05:18:36 am
Quick sketch, really tired when I finally got time to draw.

(http://i.imgur.com/3YvbG90.jpg)

a nice sketch

Thanks, you should post your sketches too  :)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PixelPiledriver on September 19, 2015, 06:29:16 am
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-hSoR_6tCZ0o/Vf0AXgdAsvI/AAAAAAAAL7A/r6oEoNMObIg/s1600/interactions_11.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on September 19, 2015, 04:40:37 pm
Thanks Night  ;D
(http://i.imgur.com/6qGLX6J.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Joe on September 20, 2015, 12:18:26 am
Remarkably I never learned this in school:

(http://i.imgur.com/PweNKVI.jpg)

I'm aware of certain depth assumptions which are covered later in my book. Also I should try harder to make lines parallel.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on September 20, 2015, 06:27:35 am
(http://i.imgur.com/h7z0aBl.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PixelPiledriver on September 20, 2015, 07:10:07 am
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-uPk7ywUTdBQ/Vf5bmLMLXYI/AAAAAAAAL7Y/Ubhq0oUT3QM/s1600/moreSketch_6.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on September 20, 2015, 02:00:14 pm
since I had the scanner switched on, I also scanned today's sketch

(http://abload.de/img/scan2015_09_20-sizedrak91.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Gater816 on September 20, 2015, 02:40:40 pm
Thanks Night  ;D
(http://i.imgur.com/6qGLX6J.png)
great detail on this sketch
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: yaomon17 on September 21, 2015, 03:24:50 am
(http://i.imgur.com/IMg2XfE.gif)
(http://i.imgur.com/IfDOHzk.gif)
(http://i.imgur.com/7hEoYS8.gif)
Animation effects

EDIT:
Yea, I posted on the lighter BG color too :\
(http://i.imgur.com/JC0KD17.gif)
(http://i.imgur.com/0s7l1iF.gif)
(http://i.imgur.com/lTlwjIf.gif)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ai on September 21, 2015, 03:32:30 am
(http://i.imgur.com/IMg2XfE.gif)
(http://i.imgur.com/IfDOHzk.gif)
(http://i.imgur.com/7hEoYS8.gif)
Animation effects


Looks good from what I can see.....
Which isn't that much, on this background.
IMO it would be good if we had a way to post images with a custom background color. For an image-centric board, it would be a lot more useful than other things we already have (glow, shadow)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PixelPiledriver on September 21, 2015, 06:00:26 am
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Twpw08y_hMk/Vf-cvXe3beI/AAAAAAAAL78/zoAxkWUNjuY/s1600/WallaceLakeFromMemory_7.png)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-rdxGbFj8lfs/Vf-cmnhHP9I/AAAAAAAAL7w/yYwzHa6-NBk/s1600/colorGlob_4.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on September 21, 2015, 04:34:15 pm
@Gater816: Thanks  :)
(http://i.imgur.com/LjeouyE.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Joe on September 22, 2015, 07:58:18 am
(http://i.imgur.com/CJV5vWf.jpg)

More basic shit, yesterday & today. Interesting how unforgiving perspective is compared to organic forms. If you're off by even a fraction it's apparent.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on September 22, 2015, 03:56:50 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/Lu17Mqv.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: yaomon17 on September 23, 2015, 05:22:51 am
(http://i.imgur.com/3IxdDUo.png)
And from yesterday:
(https://40.media.tumblr.com/6a39cce59da2f36c58323c7af13727bb/tumblr_nv2awvyyly1s3yqpho1_250.png)
(https://40.media.tumblr.com/c04dcd553162c2096d9087ca0fe19835/tumblr_nv47x2FI6z1s3yqpho1_250.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Joe on September 23, 2015, 08:37:04 am
Critical swine anatomical studies today.

(http://i.imgur.com/VPhXByq.jpg)

Yea you totally want bacon now.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on September 23, 2015, 04:11:07 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/BS3tsoS.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: yaomon17 on September 23, 2015, 09:56:51 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/mxkC41u.gif)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Joe on September 24, 2015, 04:10:31 am
(http://i.imgur.com/etOvGty.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on September 24, 2015, 04:57:55 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/VQYjHQv.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ambivorous on September 24, 2015, 07:50:04 pm
Oh man yes. So many participants and a new thumbnail thingy for the link.
Me likey.

Back into the swing of things:
(http://i.imgur.com/ZE2XMH2.jpg)


[Edit]
Oh and damn you guys are good! :o
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Joe on September 25, 2015, 04:05:16 am
(http://i.imgur.com/80ffveS.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Gater816 on September 25, 2015, 03:19:37 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/mxkC41u.gif)

a nice animated gif
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on September 25, 2015, 04:24:24 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/XMboL08.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: DatMuffinMan on September 26, 2015, 01:28:50 am
48x48, 6-color sprite for pixel dailies on twitter.

(http://i.imgur.com/E2e7K1d.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ai on September 26, 2015, 03:24:32 am
48x48, 6-color sprite for pixel dailies on twitter.

(http://i.imgur.com/E2e7K1d.png)
Nice job designing that -- it really doesn't feel color limited at all.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Joe on September 26, 2015, 06:03:17 am
(http://i.imgur.com/DR97hEa.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cakeprediction on September 26, 2015, 08:32:32 pm
(http://g2f.nl/0fewt3l)
A dude
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: DatMuffinMan on September 26, 2015, 08:46:48 pm
Nice job designing that -- it really doesn't feel color limited at all.

Thanks!

Made Wario to keep company to Waluigi. Same size+color restrictions.

(http://i.imgur.com/7ADir9M.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on September 27, 2015, 06:05:33 am
(http://i.imgur.com/tTcipR9.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on September 27, 2015, 02:52:36 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/FGuXJCC.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ambivorous on September 27, 2015, 04:59:53 pm
Man that's legit, Wolfy. I envy your skills.

(http://i.imgur.com/U1fJMsB.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: A2J2TIWARI on September 28, 2015, 07:08:08 am
Going to post daily from now on.

Day 1:

(http://puu.sh/kqXFz/9c4b6f8fa1.png)
(http://pre09.deviantart.net/2569/th/pre/i/2015/271/f/8/loga_by_aastikya-d9b6x1j.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on September 28, 2015, 02:22:55 pm
@Ambivorous: Haha thanks  :)
(http://i.imgur.com/qjc5hrt.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Gater816 on September 28, 2015, 04:32:05 pm
@Ambivorous: Haha thanks  :)
(http://i.imgur.com/qjc5hrt.png)

a lot of detail in that sketch
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PsylentKnight on September 28, 2015, 09:38:54 pm
Back to the Basics: Day One

(http://i.imgur.com/IJE8CwC.jpg)

Going through the Ctrl-paint series
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on September 28, 2015, 11:32:56 pm
really unfinished and unrefined practice drawing I did today while waiting (approx 30 min), also done on cheap paper so I also won't finish it.
Has no deeper meaning to it, than that I just tried to construct everything out of mind, no references used.

(http://abload.de/img/scan2015_09_29-sized9fs9g.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wzl on September 28, 2015, 11:35:07 pm
i like the idea to sketch cosplay girls. interesting poses and costumes, makes for some nice line work practice :D

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/12237727/Art/Sketches/pinkhairedgir.png)

orig  (http://hotcosplaygirl.tumblr.com/post/126132172002/cosplay-girl-cosplay-girl-twitter)
no clue what character that is supposed to be though  :crazy:
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on September 29, 2015, 06:57:24 am
Nice work everyone  :y:
(http://i.imgur.com/DPMmaQ5.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Joe on September 29, 2015, 10:59:11 am
(http://i.imgur.com/O6NJgjU.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ambivorous on September 29, 2015, 11:10:02 am
Awesome stuff everyone. Glad to see you've moved on to colour, Wolf.

NSFW today:
(http://i.imgur.com/yEadIkc.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Peyton on September 29, 2015, 07:45:58 pm
hors

Drawn in like 5 minutes and i got mad and quit.

I'm way too lazy to actually look for sketching tips, so if anyone knows a really good one could you link it? I'd really appreciate it :p

(http://i.imgur.com/jaEposg.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Joe on September 30, 2015, 03:45:32 am
(http://i.imgur.com/4QhGIeW.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on September 30, 2015, 06:30:39 am
@Ambivorous: Heh had to at some point  :P
(http://i.imgur.com/QBPFFaJ.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PsylentKnight on September 30, 2015, 02:27:44 pm
Day 2 (forgot to post it yesterday)

(http://i.imgur.com/o4deEyt.jpg)

Page 6/6 of such doodles. Focusing on drawing loosely with my shoulder and elbow rather than my wrist.



Day 3

(http://i.imgur.com/aRA8Gbd.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: yaomon17 on October 01, 2015, 04:42:25 am
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CQNJypaUEAEKE7z.png)
Tried new way to do rock textures for the mountains. Don't like it too much. Will probably not do it in the future.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on October 01, 2015, 06:50:23 am
(http://i.imgur.com/mkQMDJA.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cakeprediction on October 01, 2015, 02:55:16 pm
(http://g2f.nl/06dv9oy)

Woobdeedoo getting somewhat slightly better at drawing :)
Eyes are crap though :'D
Changed them already again to make em a bit better
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on October 01, 2015, 07:02:43 pm
Played the "remember" game - or simple construction out of mind a bit more over the last days:

static pose
(http://abload.de/img/scan2015_10_010001-si88yhc.png)

dynamic pose
(http://abload.de/img/scan2015_10_010002-si4azw8.png)

deep space / overlap
(http://abload.de/img/scan2015_10_010003-sihcajk.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on October 02, 2015, 05:04:00 am
(http://i.imgur.com/jw04Zs8.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on October 03, 2015, 04:55:04 am
(http://i.imgur.com/tnS88km.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Joe on October 03, 2015, 02:23:13 pm
haha love arnie

(http://i.imgur.com/zgI3CuN.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on October 04, 2015, 03:25:31 am
just doodled something without any preliminary planning. Just wanted some fun, haven't even planned to do something like it, just kinda let it go where it wanted.

(http://abload.de/img/tentaclefight2m3k6v.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on October 04, 2015, 06:28:04 am
(http://i.imgur.com/zLGlWS2.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on October 05, 2015, 02:48:00 am
ah horror - let em scream and get crushed =D
woodcut style kinda

(http://abload.de/img/rampageuzlzq.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on October 05, 2015, 05:26:17 am
@Cyangmou: I love woodcuts, looks interesting.
(http://i.imgur.com/pye3RzK.png)
Squashed the square brush down to 50% and angled it at 30 degrees, seems to work better on mountains:
(http://i.imgur.com/S4z6371.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Gater816 on October 05, 2015, 04:20:28 pm
Nice work everyone  :y:
(http://i.imgur.com/DPMmaQ5.png)

great detail,a wonderful job
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Joe on October 05, 2015, 05:24:33 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/sUj9MQR.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on October 06, 2015, 01:47:03 am
(http://abload.de/img/scan2015_10_6-2ansna.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on October 06, 2015, 10:05:02 am
@Gater816: Thanks  ;D
(http://i.imgur.com/7SHsUbQ.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Gater816 on October 06, 2015, 03:28:08 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/mkQMDJA.png)

nice work on the tree
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Joe on October 06, 2015, 11:26:52 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/xnGhtlO.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on October 07, 2015, 07:42:42 am
@Gater816: Thanks  :)
(http://i.imgur.com/ghUs8QY.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on October 08, 2015, 12:52:51 am
(http://abload.de/img/scan2015_10_8-sizedtssz9.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PsylentKnight on October 08, 2015, 01:14:56 am
(http://i.imgur.com/x0crdQV.jpg)

Visual measuring exercise.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Joe on October 08, 2015, 02:55:24 am
Nice to see your work again Thomas.

(http://i.imgur.com/k67Xzdf.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on October 08, 2015, 06:46:07 am
Cute bunny Joe  ;D
(http://i.imgur.com/fMJq6e5.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/0MLTEdK.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Joe on October 09, 2015, 03:08:54 am
I wish I could take credit for it, but the original author is Heather Gross. I hope one day I can make stuff that cute on my own.

(http://i.imgur.com/9XL12z6.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on October 09, 2015, 08:22:50 am
(http://i.imgur.com/MDLYMKP.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Vagrant on October 09, 2015, 07:24:26 pm
I am a fan of those sketches Wolfenoctis... Keep them coming!
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PsylentKnight on October 10, 2015, 04:52:58 am
20 Spoons (page 1/4)

(http://i.imgur.com/HYc90qc.jpg?2)

This was kind of an eye opener for me as to how much I suck at the fundamentals of drawing, especially drawing from observation.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on October 10, 2015, 05:35:15 am
@Vagrant: Glad you like them mate  ;D  I'm hoping to turn this into a good habit  ;)
(http://i.imgur.com/YFNUcRl.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ambivorous on October 10, 2015, 06:02:04 pm
Man Wolf keep it up. Looking awesome! I'm so jelly. Definitely inspiring me to carry on.

I'm really starting to get the hang of how the human body works.
(http://i.imgur.com/WmcAVim.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on October 11, 2015, 06:54:40 am
Thank you Ambivorous, glad you like it, hope to see more from you  ;)
(http://i.imgur.com/rxk5CEr.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on October 12, 2015, 05:56:37 am
(http://i.imgur.com/6gortMb.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ambivorous on October 12, 2015, 05:08:54 pm
Haven't done one of these in a long while, so I did one of these.
I feel like I need to do more of these.
(http://i.imgur.com/C10u0ir.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Joe on October 13, 2015, 01:05:51 am
(http://i.imgur.com/2LhwGkh.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on October 13, 2015, 05:47:05 am
(http://i.imgur.com/ULQbjOz.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wzl on October 13, 2015, 01:25:43 pm
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/12237727/Art/Sketches/Sketches_oct2015.png)

Joe: your sketch made me think of https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y53wIlJhE5E :)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ambivorous on October 13, 2015, 06:58:34 pm
Not done, but I learned a lot about using different sized brushes on this one (and spent much more than my allotted one hour).
(http://i.imgur.com/aSQ0VeY.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on October 14, 2015, 06:13:25 am
(http://i.imgur.com/bE6cJhn.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ambivorous on October 14, 2015, 04:50:24 pm
Getting better at building up forms. It might not show through in the final result, but I swear it's happening!
(http://i.imgur.com/9uyHlLK.png)



Edit

Had some extra time, so I did a quick face sketch.
(http://i.imgur.com/UAveurm.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on October 15, 2015, 06:31:21 am
(http://i.imgur.com/30GHnz4.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ambivorous on October 15, 2015, 01:19:42 pm
My excuse today is that I can totally sketch faces, so who cares if I digitally paint them poorly?
Yes; I'm going with that.

(http://i.imgur.com/xN3zU8I.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on October 16, 2015, 06:11:46 am
(http://i.imgur.com/RgfQmIv.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ambivorous on October 16, 2015, 03:27:49 pm
It has begun.
Takes me a hell of a lot longer, but I can only get better right?
Expect many unfinished drawings in the future.  :-[

(http://i.imgur.com/2V8jZAd.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on October 16, 2015, 04:47:12 pm
A quick Frazetta
(http://i.imgur.com/GHaAZFG.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Peyton on October 16, 2015, 07:43:05 pm
TotalBiscuit sketch. Hoping to paint it.

Need to fix the nose, eyes, and forehead shape.

(http://i.imgur.com/Qz3W05R.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: |||| on October 16, 2015, 11:37:24 pm
Been doing some graphic design work lately (on top of a lot of pixel work.. staying busy):

(http://i.imgur.com/0JuIie5.png)(t-shirt design)

(http://i.imgur.com/vNw1ZOR.gif)
(http://i.imgur.com/9uVBNFO.gif)
(http://i.imgur.com/6R1APlS.gif) (some band logo concepts)

None of the above were the final products. And my own logo for Erde;
 
pretty old at this point though:

(http://i.imgur.com/emHuCYo.jpg) hmm, for some reason it got pretty badly jpegized :/

All fonts made from scratch.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on October 17, 2015, 04:00:11 am
Nice fonts ||||  :y:
(http://i.imgur.com/Bcq0NgT.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: DatMuffinMan on October 17, 2015, 08:50:31 pm
@|||| - awesome portrait  :D

@wolf - that last one is really pleasant to look at, nice job!

I got a new laptop a few days ago, finally finished setting it up. Here's the first pixel art I'll ever make on it, heh
(http://i.imgur.com/1DxuFwD.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on October 18, 2015, 07:43:07 am
(http://i.imgur.com/1DxuFwD.png)
Hail to the King baby!

Thanks ;D

Master Study: Frazetta
(http://i.imgur.com/n2r5zKD.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: yaomon17 on October 18, 2015, 08:17:11 am
(http://duelyst-forums.s3.amazonaws.com/101122735133ef68b948cf874ebdd970176f54432f656.gif)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: japie81 on October 18, 2015, 05:30:16 pm
(http://updo.nl/file/df1f3ea5.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: |||| on October 19, 2015, 12:29:38 am

Wolfenoctis: Thanks about the fonts. :)
 I would like to try a sketch library like yours sometime (soon would be good). That Frazetta study is sweet.. well most of the library is. Is that Frazetta one gaussian blurred or is it actually done like that as you go?

DMM: Thanks! hope you mean Erde's portrait :), assuming so cause the cop portrait is silly  :blind:

Yaomon: Nice sprite animation!

Another silly police officer. Weed was legalized here recently so people are trying to cash in I guess:

(http://i.imgur.com/aridXyL.png)
and this, I'm actually slightly proud of cause it's hand done mirroring, even though the actual idea is stupid as hell (colored felt tips on paper):
(http://i.imgur.com/63Rchm8.jpg)

Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: lachrymose on October 19, 2015, 01:56:54 am
A work in progress.
(http://i.imgur.com/EqFDg2A.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PsylentKnight on October 19, 2015, 03:15:11 am
Been meaning to say wolfenoctis: Your drawings are looking awesome.  :y:

Its been hard to find the time to draw.
(http://i.imgur.com/s2qzzxf.jpg?1)
(http://i.imgur.com/3aSRlvU.jpg?1)
Some contour exercises.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on October 19, 2015, 07:17:23 am
@||||: No blur it's done as I go along, the piece needs about 4 hours of work to sharpen and refine the details, but since I already know how to do that I wont go any further with it. Important things for me to learn are the colors and composition, flow etc.  ;D

@PsylentKnight: Thank you, great to see you posting again as well  :)

(http://i.imgur.com/SwjLCPh.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: |||| on October 19, 2015, 09:11:13 am
Wolfenoctis: I figured (seems like great practice), the Frazetta one's blur just seemed so even throughout; I thought you might be holding out on posting a sharper version heheh.

Going to attempt a sketch library:

(http://i.imgur.com/UHkASeh.gif)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: lachrymose on October 20, 2015, 12:49:43 am
Progress: I've redrawn the dude so many times, can't the pose down right though, I'd hate to exclude him too. :/
(http://i.imgur.com/w5uhmpTl.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: |||| on October 20, 2015, 11:59:36 am
(http://i.imgur.com/gn5vGQp.png)

Fig. 1a: strange country house

Fig. 1b: armor of sorts
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: BatElite on October 20, 2015, 12:07:08 pm
~image~

Fig. 1a: strange country house

Fig. 1b: armor of sorts

1a seems to be missing.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: 0xDB on October 20, 2015, 12:07:19 pm
A #potion for #pixel_dailies.
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CRvkJL8WIAAJcQ2.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: |||| on October 20, 2015, 12:15:04 pm
A #potion for #pixel_dailies.
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CRvkJL8WIAAJcQ2.png)
^That's awesome.

Bat Elite: I just forgot to label the house one; it's in the post above Lachrymose's . Been posting these late at night cause that's the only way to do at the time (half asleep).
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on October 20, 2015, 02:56:49 pm
Master Study: Edmund Blair Leighton
(http://i.imgur.com/diJ63mR.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Vagrant on October 21, 2015, 12:04:31 am
Wolfenoctis: I figured (seems like great practice), the Frazetta one's blur just seemed so even throughout; I thought you might be holding out on posting a sharper version heheh.

Going to attempt a sketch library:

(http://i.imgur.com/UHkASeh.gif)

I love this sketch.


And Wolfe, that last one is phenomenal. It makes me want to begin doing some digital drawings myself, and concept art. It actually really does.
Do you time your process?
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on October 21, 2015, 11:08:24 am
@Vagrant: Thanks  ;D  I've spent about 6-8 hours on that one as well as the frazetta piece, I would think you'd need about 12 hours minimum to do a finished piece. Glad to hear it makes you want to do some digital art too, cant wait to see them  :y:

(http://i.imgur.com/c2oXXAY.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: DatMuffinMan on October 21, 2015, 06:08:28 pm
did two composition studies of Frank Earle Schoonover's work today.

(http://i.imgur.com/D6zrOdc.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Probo on October 21, 2015, 10:14:22 pm
a giant dog-bear creature for my game (the player char is short) WIP almost there

(http://i.imgur.com/E092W7V.gif)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on October 22, 2015, 01:26:37 pm
Master Study: William-Adolphe Bouguereau

(http://i.imgur.com/T6SdlyG.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ai on October 22, 2015, 02:01:27 pm
A bunch of notes that happen to also be typography?
(http://i.imgur.com/LjkW8bw.png)
(spoilered for tall image, couldn't figure out how to give the spoiler a title)

1-1.5mm texta
Only two days late. Sort of a tag-cloudy thing (topics scaled by their relative frequency of occurrence in that directory), but IMO the relative scaling didn't work out so well. Happier with the directory names, particularly May 15.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: |||| on October 23, 2015, 03:41:16 am
Interpretaion/remake of an image I found online


? ? ? ? Version/ original:

(http://i.imgur.com/spUc38I.jpg)

| | | | Version:

(http://i.imgur.com/NnPwpQB.png)
'distressed woman'

Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on October 23, 2015, 09:29:51 am
(http://i.imgur.com/18rWWtz.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: |||| on October 23, 2015, 12:49:03 pm
Original Ver:
(http://i.imgur.com/FO2TYNO.png)

| | | | Ver:
(http://i.imgur.com/L5spUXY.png)
'dismayed woman'
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: lachrymose on October 23, 2015, 10:59:54 pm
Moe progress, taking it a different direction.

(http://i.imgur.com/VLkZO72l.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on October 24, 2015, 11:44:34 am
(http://i.imgur.com/REIxgat.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on October 25, 2015, 12:27:49 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/IJTMNFs.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: 32 on October 26, 2015, 07:14:06 am
Learning to model and rig. Not exactly daily, took me the better part of the week but I did the animation today :crazy:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t42/The_32nd_day/walk_zps4shts233.gif)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on October 26, 2015, 08:46:41 am
(http://i.imgur.com/uzeehUY.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: yaomon17 on October 26, 2015, 08:53:07 am
(http://i.imgur.com/n0UWxdS.gif)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on October 27, 2015, 10:53:41 am
(http://i.imgur.com/0BV1xwV.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: |||| on October 27, 2015, 11:10:38 am
(http://i.imgur.com/yZse5PI.png)
fig. 1c: unfinished lady & tall house

Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: YellowLime on October 27, 2015, 11:29:27 am
||||, I would say the lady is the one who is tall ::)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: A2J2TIWARI on October 28, 2015, 03:07:46 pm
(http://img03.deviantart.net/db3f/i/2015/299/7/2/help_me__by_aastikya-d9egj72.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on October 28, 2015, 04:59:58 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/wOln3VZ.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PsylentKnight on October 29, 2015, 05:05:50 am
(http://i.imgur.com/kFooUAv.jpg?1)

Negative space exercises.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on October 29, 2015, 02:49:45 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/wuWIDH3.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on October 30, 2015, 05:43:53 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/pJt1G5Y.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: surt on October 31, 2015, 12:39:24 pm
(http://img.uninhabitant.com/plasmasquad.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on October 31, 2015, 04:06:59 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/Slvv8kJ.png)
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Post by: yaomon17 on October 31, 2015, 09:00:21 pm
(http://40.media.tumblr.com/a118ccfe5a0388f21e3c1c8861b3c79e/tumblr_nx3q6zz07I1s3yqpho1_250.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: DatMuffinMan on November 01, 2015, 01:25:55 am
(http://40.media.tumblr.com/a118ccfe5a0388f21e3c1c8861b3c79e/tumblr_nx3q6zz07I1s3yqpho1_250.png)

damn dude! that's so sick :D I wanted to try and make a few overwatch sprites too!!!!
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: japie81 on November 02, 2015, 05:09:07 pm
(http://updo.nl/file/66a3face.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on November 02, 2015, 06:09:05 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/FwFpCWl.png)
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Post by: 32 on November 03, 2015, 01:46:11 am
New avatar :)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: 0xDB on November 03, 2015, 12:19:42 pm
Direct to ink doodle, no plan, no goal, no construction, natural craptitude ensued. Mind is a mystery.
(https://slack-files.com/files-tmb/T0CT7KV2T-F0DNN4TJ5-f2ca0888b6/2015_11_03_muturtle_72dpi_360.png)

edit:
Decided to pixel over a 1bit reduction for practice:
(https://slack-files.com/files-tmb/T0CT7KV2T-F0DNUG72M-c8c287c5a6/2015_11_03_muturtle_128x128_wip01_360.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on November 03, 2015, 05:02:28 pm
Nice avatar 32  :y:
(http://i.imgur.com/fzj0740.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: A2J2TIWARI on November 03, 2015, 06:47:14 pm
(http://puu.sh/l87IM/fe9b3c74b4.png)
(http://puu.sh/l86vX/79c3b9751c.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: |||| on November 04, 2015, 12:07:30 pm
Made a 'speed painting', but I ended up cleaning it up for like four hours so it ended up not being a 'speed painting' but I did mange to make it pretty fast overall (thanks to the flat black in part).. about 5 hours total (not counting the pattern in the BG which I made before):
(http://i.imgur.com/XKI8KIy.png)
Based on an image from a dream I had.
Very short description: The mother of the prince of the universe is shown here. Her son, in the dream, after being crowned by her and the faceless or invisible god, stabbed himself in the heart. His caustic blood (think Alien) sprayed onto him and his mother melting them into a pile of black smouldering muck from which the dancing god of chaos was born. The dream scrambled a bit after that aboriginally decorated god rose up from the muck... I wasn't sure where the invisible god was, cause well I couldn't see him; I just remember panic in his voice. The whole scene started to melt.. at that point I woke up thinking 'damn that looked awesome'. If only I could recreate that scene somehow.. it'd be too big a task but I did capture 'the queen mother of the universe' pretty well at least, except the dress was different (I can't really remember the dress clearly actually).
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on November 04, 2015, 05:38:32 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/kZ6sMpF.gif)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PsylentKnight on November 04, 2015, 06:17:16 pm
I watched Freaks a few days ago and was really fascinated by it, so I did a quick sketch of one of the characters.

(http://i.imgur.com/AXkpMyl.jpg?1)

I plan to do a proper drawing of her at some point.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Indigo on November 04, 2015, 08:50:09 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/kZ6sMpF.gif)

this is really impressive.  Conveying that hip sway in profile is no walk in the park.  Well done
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: yaomon17 on November 05, 2015, 01:31:14 am
(http://pixeljoint.com/files/icons/full/tinyknightofkenievil2x.gif)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: |||| on November 05, 2015, 02:20:56 am
(http://i.imgur.com/3bMzh7a.png)
That animation so far...
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: 0xDB on November 05, 2015, 12:36:54 pm
Muturtle:
(http://abload.de/img/2015_11_03_muturtle_12asfq.png)

progress gif:
(http://abload.de/img/2015_11_03_muturtle_w8dsw1.gif)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on November 05, 2015, 05:37:18 pm
@Indigo: Thank you  ;D
@||||: Thanks, cool to see my name in your handwriting  :D
(http://i.imgur.com/aXcRvwe.gif)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: 32 on November 06, 2015, 12:38:18 am
Nice avatar 32  :y:

Thank you ;D Loving your paintings.

The animation is looking great. If you don't mind a bit of critique I think you should try to get some of that nice roll in the hips into the shoulders for counterbalance, looks a bit stiff. And on the farthest back frame of the each leg the knees pop, I'm not sure that pushing it up onto the toe tips is necessary for a subtle walk like that so keeping the toe a bit bent should help stop the knee popping. It also doesn't rise as much on the step with the back foot which makes for a bit of a limp.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t42/The_32nd_day/hijabcyborglegs_pixel_zpstfi7zhhz.png)
And may as well post something while I'm here. Design for one of my sister's characters.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on November 06, 2015, 05:35:29 pm
@32: Not at all, critique is always welcome  ;D  Thanks, those are some good points to consider.  :y:

(http://i.imgur.com/A7G2pzv.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: DatMuffinMan on November 06, 2015, 06:43:06 pm
been watching a lot of Breaking Bad recently
(http://i.imgur.com/hxpyhON.png)

11/7 update - (http://i.imgur.com/ytCSriP.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Akisingh on November 07, 2015, 10:26:01 am
Today I have no sketch but still try to learn from here !!
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on November 07, 2015, 06:33:17 pm
WIP
(http://i.imgur.com/m2a7srS.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Vagrant on November 08, 2015, 04:31:42 pm
A WIP as well.

(http://i67.tinypic.com/15znpfm.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on November 08, 2015, 05:04:05 pm
Final
(http://i.imgur.com/C4UPKCg.gif)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on November 09, 2015, 04:42:41 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/jZALQwB.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: DatMuffinMan on November 09, 2015, 11:55:17 pm
little picture I made to announce that I'm taking commissions on twitter

(http://i.imgur.com/QD6oT83.png)

I don't even know how this works  :'(
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: 0xDB on November 10, 2015, 01:21:14 pm
architects perspective construction practice (animated gif):
(https://slack-files.com/files-pub/T0CT7KV2T-F0E7FHNTB-b9ccb44fa7/2015_11_10_architectsperspective.gif)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on November 10, 2015, 05:00:47 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/ZlBPmlY.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: RAV on November 11, 2015, 01:02:58 am
Dennis, that looks very cool and useful. Btw, I also liked the turtle a lot!

I love following this thread and its spontaneous creativity, keep it up folks.


Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on November 11, 2015, 02:24:56 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/qkhVJVG.gif)
Thanks for the critique 32  :y:
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: 0xDB on November 11, 2015, 05:25:33 pm
'sup RAV?

perspective construction... define units, set up camera height, define horizontal angle, vertical angle, picture plane, determine area of view, derive units for top view, derive first unit of depth, define stuff, track and place it into perspective... the tedious way:
(https://files.slack.com/files-pri/T0CT7KV2T-F0EAD8C04/2015_11_11_perspconstructionanim.gif)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: RAV on November 12, 2015, 01:20:12 am
oh I know. The downside is that you gotta be painstakingly thorough. But that is also the upside. It's maybe not what you do on every drawing of any asset, but when you do you really got it pinned down through and through with a great overview, which can be an advantage later on when you relate to it otherwise. Basically you produce a shared design document of it on the go, a great point of reference and orientation for later on. It's comparable to constructing a figure from layers of bones, muscle, clothes. And maybe even first thinking about a character's motives, worldviews, relationships before starting its visual design. So here it's first thinking purpose, inner layout & design, and giving in the end a truthful outside depiction of this deeper idea of a house. You show a structured approach to that.



Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on November 13, 2015, 07:41:56 am
(http://i.imgur.com/oUQtrif.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on November 14, 2015, 05:45:24 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/mgL62z1.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: yaomon17 on November 14, 2015, 10:51:48 pm
(http://pixeljoint.com/files/icons/full/zenbase2.gif)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on November 15, 2015, 05:37:26 pm
Nice sprite Yaomon  :y:

(http://i.imgur.com/4kLAXhX.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: yaomon17 on November 15, 2015, 06:28:45 pm
Thx, your people are nice too.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on November 16, 2015, 04:28:20 pm
@Yaomon: ;D

(http://i.imgur.com/WST6AbV.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on November 17, 2015, 05:17:21 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/2OJr0Ov.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: yaomon17 on November 17, 2015, 07:26:59 pm
5 Yrs later :^)
(http://i.imgur.com/1tT7Lp0.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Gil on November 18, 2015, 11:50:08 am
That's pretty cool Yaomon! I do notice that you lose some gesture on pieces that big, not sure how to easily remedy that.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PixelPiledriver on November 18, 2015, 03:28:30 pm
Really cool arts in here.
Haven't been motivated to sketch for a while.
Time to start grinding again!

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-7oHt_Zq4EZg/VkyXRNU4Q_I/AAAAAAAAL-Q/n-z5-Y9Ypk0/s1600/Tower_3.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: yaomon17 on November 18, 2015, 05:12:36 pm
That's pretty cool Yaomon! I do notice that you lose some gesture on pieces that big, not sure how to easily remedy that.
Probably increasing the canvas size is a first step since I basically squeezed its arm into its chest to get it close to the size of the original :|
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PixelPiledriver on November 19, 2015, 03:43:36 am
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-MPatRqRnuGM/Vk1FKG_20SI/AAAAAAAAL-g/87HFnosp3Lo/s1600/sketchyDoods_7.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Vagrant on November 19, 2015, 08:11:17 am
(http://i68.tinypic.com/2v2ws1y.jpg)

Mounted knight!

Everything here shares the same specs and limitations of GBA Fire Emblems.
Might animate soon. Will need much critique if I do.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Cyangmou on November 19, 2015, 11:00:27 am
the horse seems huge. I am not saying it's impossible, because there are coldblood horses around which can get that big,
but to me it definitely feels too big compared to normal knight horses (which always were on the smaller side and with a shorter back)

Making the legs 1 px thinner and the whole horse 3-5 pixels shorter (head smaller too) would help a ton with the size impression I guess.

Aside from that great work, love the value composition.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on November 19, 2015, 04:49:15 pm
Nice mockup Vagrant  :y: I also think the horse a little too big in relation to the characters though.
(http://www.top10films.co.uk/img/australia_horse_top10films.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/c2yIndO.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: TheBigBang on November 20, 2015, 03:34:58 pm
Well, I don't have daily sketch but I'm streaming today (trying to make materials). U can visit and pass a tip or two. http://www.twitch.tv/antsu1337 (http://www.twitch.tv/antsu1337)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on November 20, 2015, 03:51:03 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/zdgGhne.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: TheBigBang on November 20, 2015, 06:33:31 pm
Here's a piece from my tonight's stream:
(http://i.imgur.com/xladxGO.png)

PS. I know that the cave and path don't fit together but I noticed it so late that I didn't bother to change it.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: A2J2TIWARI on November 20, 2015, 07:06:32 pm
(http://puu.sh/lswz9/f849f39033.png)

WIP Stage
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Peyton on November 20, 2015, 08:30:32 pm
charcoal

(http://i.imgur.com/YE96sqt.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on November 21, 2015, 05:53:38 pm
Teletha Testarossa from Full Metal Panic:
(http://i.imgur.com/sAISHiO.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on November 22, 2015, 02:44:25 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/g8fG7ED.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on November 23, 2015, 04:52:43 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/XhV8no8.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on November 24, 2015, 04:58:22 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/eFkZBLI.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on November 25, 2015, 04:14:55 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/JHxRFcW.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: A2J2TIWARI on November 25, 2015, 10:14:55 pm
(http://puu.sh/lyJjS/4b4eaa6ea4.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Mr. Fahrenheit on November 26, 2015, 03:19:09 pm
@wolf, what ref pic did you use for that mountain painting you have, because I think I may have used the same picture for a design class I'm in or at least something very similar.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on November 26, 2015, 05:06:37 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/ouQeVbu.png)

@Mr. Fahrenheit: found it on pinterest iirc
(http://i.imgur.com/pyKZH0y.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: yaomon17 on November 26, 2015, 08:50:33 pm
(http://pixeljoint.com/files/icons/ragnorak.gif)(http://pixeljoint.com/files/icons/full/scylla_tooth__r1559284721.gif)(http://pixeljoint.com/files/icons/atlas__r1230284721.gif)(http://pixeljoint.com/files/icons/midas_pet.gif)

Kind of at a point where I have more motivation to work on another project but don't want to abandon the old project :|
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Storm on November 27, 2015, 12:30:02 am
(http://i.imgur.com/tKPXmLo.png)

Working on this piece for a game I'm helping with, having a bit of trouble with the perspective on the side view  :-[
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Mr. Fahrenheit on November 27, 2015, 01:53:01 am
@wolf would you look at that, same exact picture.

Nice work everyone!
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on November 27, 2015, 05:35:14 pm
@Mr. Fahrenheit: what a coincidence  :o

(http://i.imgur.com/OM6WY76.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: A2J2TIWARI on November 27, 2015, 08:26:01 pm
(http://puu.sh/lARO5/2d543ce544.png)

Today's topic - Turkey.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: A2J2TIWARI on November 27, 2015, 09:09:05 pm
Another Character:

(http://puu.sh/lAUBP/79d5de595a.png)

Thanks to turkey skull study I did today
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on November 28, 2015, 04:42:23 pm
ARX-7 Arbalest from Full Metal Panic

(http://i.imgur.com/e4N4nlC.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ambivorous on November 28, 2015, 07:27:25 pm
Over a month without doing any art. Feels bad. :(

Well here we go. Couple of faces to shrug off the rust.
(http://i.imgur.com/5dtg3FD.jpg)


Colours are hard, don't judge me!
(http://i.imgur.com/EUdMBXE.png)

Edit:
Threw in some pixel art to get myself doing something pixely daily.
It's a jelly fish (without the pun).
(http://i.imgur.com/7DVid2J.gif)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on November 29, 2015, 03:05:49 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/NaSt7Ya.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ambivorous on November 29, 2015, 06:10:33 pm
Man Wolf, how are you so diligent. :(

Gonna start trying my hand at animals.
(http://i.imgur.com/JBkJwui.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: A2J2TIWARI on November 29, 2015, 09:41:52 pm
(http://puu.sh/lDkum/084855489b.jpg)
(http://puu.sh/lDkx7/c74e640582.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: yaomon17 on November 30, 2015, 02:45:45 am
(http://i.imgur.com/op9Jem7.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Alex Sinigaglia on November 30, 2015, 11:57:11 am
Not really daily (since I didn't make it today, I made it yesterday), but I made it in a day, so why not?
(http://orig06.deviantart.net/c186/f/2015/333/c/2/roshi_sketch_by_god_of_death_alex-d9ifs4i.png)
(http://orig11.deviantart.net/ce62/f/2015/333/1/e/roshi_sketch2_by_god_of_death_alex-d9ig8zn.png)
(http://orig13.deviantart.net/ca45/f/2015/333/d/8/roshi_sketch3_by_god_of_death_alex-d9ig9bg.png)

Muten Roshi from DragonBall.

Amazing stuff you got there, guys!  ;D



Also, I started this:
(http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u402/GodofDeath94/Sketch%20undefined.png~original)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on November 30, 2015, 04:48:59 pm
@Ambivorous:  Diligence always pays off  ;)

The Soul Reaver from the Legacy of Kain series
(http://i.imgur.com/B7dXA6T.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Alex Sinigaglia on November 30, 2015, 05:50:25 pm
I had fun making these small sprites today:
(http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u402/GodofDeath94/Drawing.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ambivorous on November 30, 2015, 06:38:30 pm
No guesses for what today's theme is.

(http://i.imgur.com/vhUk1kd.jpg)


(http://i.imgur.com/LJ3hyA5.png)


Hint: It's peregrine falcons.


So big reveal on why I am drawing peregrine falcons: Ra!
(http://i.imgur.com/n3inAsS.gif)

I drew this mostly to test which areas I feel I'm lacking in. My ability to draw cloth is just horrendously lacking. I also struggled a lot with the pose and I just never draw men, so I don't even understand the muscle definition. Also don't know how to draw metal.
So yeah gonna work on this, and start doing more drawing on these things.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wzl on November 30, 2015, 07:11:18 pm
Did some pixel environments today.
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/12237727/Art/Environments/Mountainbase.png)

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/12237727/Art/Environments/Plains.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ai on December 01, 2015, 02:41:08 am
@wzl: first one reminds me pleasantly of C64 / Wizball. Second one I like but not sure I understand the level of saturation in the hills (I guess I mean there are some things that make me think it's a sunrise image but there are other cues that make me think it's supposed to be an sunset image.)

Still slogging through my backlog. These were all inked from 1-2m sketches yesterday:
(http://i.imgur.com/9oUJmQx.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/gx7gBqt.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/libaR0A.png)

Trying to get a feel for digital inking and also minimalist quick gesture.  I guess by the time I finish my backlog I'll have covered value, atmospheric lighting, and color too.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on December 01, 2015, 04:19:35 pm
Exia from Mobile Suit Gundam 00

(http://i.imgur.com/kK6tsR5.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: A2J2TIWARI on December 01, 2015, 07:02:59 pm
(http://puu.sh/lFFDF/17d898a664.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ambivorous on December 01, 2015, 08:18:40 pm
Noticed I had no idea how to draw a fish.

(http://i.imgur.com/cnmevAp.jpg)

Drew a fish.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on December 02, 2015, 04:39:43 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/lVKxjlh.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: A2J2TIWARI on December 02, 2015, 05:27:28 pm
(http://40.media.tumblr.com/2ada789002aa32ac286a181aca37ac5e/tumblr_nyqqv7FVjd1tuljljo1_1280.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ambivorous on December 02, 2015, 06:53:47 pm
Glad to see you joining the ranks in the studies, A2J2TIWARI!

Naginata stances for the sketches.
(http://i.imgur.com/Y40TIhj.jpg)


And I coloured in my fishy friend.
(http://i.imgur.com/HWtXgdF.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: sonicspin on December 03, 2015, 01:45:56 am
big and not real good
(https://my.mixtape.moe/qrplhz.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on December 03, 2015, 04:50:11 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/GuVwgEf.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ambivorous on December 03, 2015, 05:58:17 pm
I don't know what an S-LIB is, but congratulations on 100 studies man. Did you make every single day? :o

More pole arm fighting stances.
(http://i.imgur.com/Rj6K1bs.jpg)


Round 2! Still not happy, but I've made some improvements.
(http://i.imgur.com/Bb8J5PY.gif)



This was way more difficult than those animals. Really engaging and fun though!
(http://i.imgur.com/5NNYhro.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on December 04, 2015, 03:49:33 pm
@Ambivorous: Thanks, S-LIB stands for "Shape Library". There where one or two days I didn't post anything because of real life BS, but yes practically every day. (I also did some master studies and other stuff that didn't count as S-LIB so technically I had done more than a 100 daily sketches by the time S-LIB reached it's 100 benchmark)  :P

(http://i.imgur.com/OkyiEFF.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on December 05, 2015, 04:17:59 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/CbN3eiJ.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ambivorous on December 05, 2015, 10:20:46 pm
More pole arm stuffs.
(http://i.imgur.com/3ojLkYT.jpg)


Let them eat cake!
(http://i.imgur.com/KOo9zeh.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Nikonani on December 06, 2015, 05:16:49 am
Haven't draw in 2 years, trying to ease back into it all.  I have to study cranial/facial anatomy before my next attempt at something like this, but I forced through a constructed study of papa Ezra Pound (with a reference, which is his most famous picture):

(http://i.imgur.com/jvWpXNR.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/QsxCYbL.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on December 06, 2015, 03:38:10 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/TOZUAtb.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Nikonani on December 06, 2015, 08:47:59 pm
Constructed Ezra's nose again.  And my thumb for good measure, which I think I figured out some of the planes/components of.

(http://i.imgur.com/2pvLzcD.jpg?1)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Beetleking22 on December 06, 2015, 10:22:23 pm
Working on stylized swamp alien tileset for mah Metroid like a game.. The frog needs eye slider... The evolution has fucked his arms...

(http://i66.tinypic.com/fu1436h.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ai on December 07, 2015, 08:39:16 am
Working on stylized swamp alien tileset for mah Metroid like a game.. The frog needs eye slider... The evolution has fucked his arms...

(http://i66.tinypic.com/fu1436h.png)
Your post needs "working" slider ;)

(shows 'tinypic:this image has been moved or deleted')
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Beetleking22 on December 07, 2015, 12:07:22 pm
Working on stylized swamp alien tileset for mah Metroid like a game.. The frog needs eye slider... The evolution has fucked his arms...

(http://i66.tinypic.com/fu1436h.png)
Your post needs "working" slider ;)

(shows 'tinypic:this image has been moved or deleted')

My bad!
(http://i65.tinypic.com/2jcg41t.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on December 07, 2015, 05:15:58 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/AlGrS04.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ambivorous on December 07, 2015, 07:01:32 pm
Man, Beetle, your pixel art is always so beautiful. Maximum jealousness!

I put the effort in this time to actually unblur the focal point (it was an easy image, so I had extra time).
(http://i.imgur.com/TQvk7wP.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Nikonani on December 08, 2015, 01:38:43 am
Day 3.  Starting to internalize the nose and eye area a bit.  Turns out my guesswork construction was a bit off.  Middle face was from imagination, so I think it's starting to sink in.

(http://i.imgur.com/fxw3VWvh.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on December 08, 2015, 04:21:38 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/stoGBMp.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: jams0988 on December 08, 2015, 06:40:26 pm
I know we're supposed to post a picture, but I really just wanted to drop in and congratulate wolfenoctis on being a goddamned drawing machine. I'm impressed with how often you stop in here, noctis, especially since a good amount of your "sketches" in here are finished paintings! =)

I'll edit this post with a drawing of my own a little later today. =D

Edit: Switched back to Open Canvas. Test dirt:
(https://i.gyazo.com/100ab3171b6d9bf48a9e901cae2886a3.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ambivorous on December 08, 2015, 08:11:24 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/REHhVXf.jpg)

Why was I still using spoiler tags?
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Nikonani on December 09, 2015, 03:58:38 am
Day4

(http://i.imgur.com/F4EAuCxh.jpg)

I'll start doing actual "doodles" in a month
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on December 09, 2015, 04:48:45 pm
Thank you jams0988  ;D

(http://i.imgur.com/20Xa0PZ.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: A2J2TIWARI on December 09, 2015, 08:48:02 pm
(https://40.media.tumblr.com/7b43c980addbd56eb0ba71f9e52178b2/tumblr_nz3ysy81Mw1tuljljo1_500.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ambivorous on December 09, 2015, 09:27:16 pm
Humans are always so difficult! D:

(http://i.imgur.com/eKjSQpH.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wzl on December 10, 2015, 12:04:55 am
Quote from: Ai
@wzl: first one reminds me pleasantly of C64 / Wizball. Second one I like but not sure I understand the level of saturation in the hills (I guess I mean there are some things that make me think it's a sunrise image but there are other cues that make me think it's supposed to be an sunset image.)

I'm not even sure about the setting. i liked the colors though, so i left it as is :D


(https://40.media.tumblr.com/7b43c980addbd56eb0ba71f9e52178b2/tumblr_nz3ysy81Mw1tuljljo1_500.png)

Durdle door?

Started some pose and body construction practice
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/12237727/Art/Studies/poses_dec2015.png)

As inspired by the lot of you, but mostly wolfenoctis. You are tireless man!  :y:
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: lachrymose on December 10, 2015, 12:37:07 am
Acrylic on paper. Some RL shiiiiit

(http://i.imgur.com/s1RLyrTl.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ai on December 10, 2015, 04:01:05 am
From yesterday, drawn while I was walking from/to a meeting place.
(http://i.imgur.com/E18IIDn.png)

2B pencil on 12x7cm paper (weird not-exactly-notebook dimensions)

Lachrymose: wow, really nice feel.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on December 10, 2015, 04:10:37 pm
@wzl: I'm honored, welcome to the club man  :)

@Lachrymose: Nice work  :y:

(http://i.imgur.com/WnGoIn8.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ambivorous on December 10, 2015, 08:08:17 pm
Glad to see more faces more often. ^^

(http://i.imgur.com/zlBMZ7T.png)

Much colour.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: A2J2TIWARI on December 10, 2015, 09:29:24 pm
@Ambivorous Damn dude! Those studies are amazing! Looks almost real. How do you do it? And are you using Photoshop? I am impressed!

Today's work:
(https://40.media.tumblr.com/212d7e598c98d552ddf97a8c56f9b6e2/tumblr_nz5vl9HtB71tuljljo1_500.jpg)
(http://puu.sh/lQNqz/4402c12849.jpg)
Going to finish this one and previous one... or try to make it look better at least
(http://puu.sh/lQNs0/5f0910dc1b.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ambivorous on December 11, 2015, 09:19:40 am
@Ambivorous Damn dude! Those studies are amazing! Looks almost real. How do you do it? And are you using Photoshop? I am impressed!

Thank you!~ All my effort is finally starting to pay off! Still have a long way to go though.

How? Fifty value studies into another ten of these. :P
Just practice, practice, practice. Probably a hundred hours of practice. The value studies helped immensely, and I really need to thank whoever got me on to those. Changed. My. Life.

I use Krita, but honestly I could use anything that has a round brush since that's all I use. :D

Away for the weekend, so either I won't be doing any studies (because I'm too busy having fun), or I'll post a batch on Sunday evening (because I doubt I'll have internet where I'm going).
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Atnas on December 11, 2015, 03:49:36 pm
Ambivorous, very nice studies. Are you working at a larger resolution and scaling down? If not I would recommend it. I only ask because your images are rather blurry, and they could benefit from hard edged brushes or working on the edges of forms more precisely, zoomed in with a smaller brush.

I think your values are super solid - next up is mark making. The challenge in traditional can sometimes be preserving stroke economy while hitting the right values. Luckily in digital you can rework it as much as you want without destroying the physical canvas or changing the texture of the paint terribly.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on December 11, 2015, 04:47:07 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/NDyj8Oy.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: yaomon17 on December 12, 2015, 06:52:44 am
Self Portrait WIP
(http://i.imgur.com/0i3ihcZ.png)
Inspiration
https://twitter.com/Supermassy_Game/status/666982078974676993
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on December 12, 2015, 02:08:18 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/TuDXOnW.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on December 13, 2015, 04:39:42 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/ceZjtWN.gif)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wzl on December 13, 2015, 06:08:17 pm
more gesture studies :O
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/12237727/Art/Studies/gestures_1.png)
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/12237727/Art/Studies/gestures_2.png)

Having the most difficulties with legs right now. didnt help that most references were only photos hip upwards  :huh:
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ambivorous on December 13, 2015, 08:19:25 pm
Ambivorous, very nice studies. Are you working at a larger resolution and scaling down? If not I would recommend it. I only ask because your images are rather blurry, and they could benefit from hard edged brushes or working on the edges of forms more precisely, zoomed in with a smaller brush.

I think your values are super solid - next up is mark making. The challenge in traditional can sometimes be preserving stroke economy while hitting the right values. Luckily in digital you can rework it as much as you want without destroying the physical canvas or changing the texture of the paint terribly.

Thanks! ^^

So at present I don't even use the zoom button. I used to zoom out when I first started which helped to see glaring issues, and zoom in when something needed more attention, but these days I just do everything at the same zoom. I definitely realise that zooming in and/or using a smaller brush would make my drawings look much more realistic, but each time I half my brush size I double the time taken to do the piece, so I'll have to figure out a way to keep my time down, but spend the right time in the right places with a smaller brush.
I've never changed the hardness of my brush though, that should be a thing I investigate.

Actually, I have literally NO IDEA what the process anyone else follows when drawing. What do you guys do?


Yeah I can definitely notice the impact my value studies have had on my ability to recognise and replicate value. Feels good!
So what's mark making then, and how to I practice it? And stroke economy? And all those other words that make no sense to me?  :-X


Didn't get time to art this past weekend sadly, not because I was busy, but because a) I forgot my tablet at home, and b) I have the flu. :(



(http://i.imgur.com/s69eduF.png)

Some experimenting. More of a "look at an object and then try to draw that object" approach to give the piece a more unique feel rather than going for photo realism.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on December 14, 2015, 03:03:38 pm
@Ambivorous: I don't zoom in either, I work at 50 - 66 % zoom

(http://i.imgur.com/bXHYp40.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ambivorous on December 14, 2015, 03:42:20 pm
@wolf: Glad I'm not the only one that isn't zooming. ;D And what kind of brush do you use with what settings?

(http://i.imgur.com/kKSyYax.gif)
I made a rhino as a pixel practice.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on December 14, 2015, 04:35:34 pm
@Ambivorous: Chalk 36  angle 30 degrees and roundness 70% spacing 1%
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: yaomon17 on December 14, 2015, 08:44:10 pm
Nice rhino clusters  :o

(http://pixeljoint.com/files/icons/full/gordo.png)
 
Super cool anim.
(http://i.imgur.com/fNSGdkU.gif)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ambivorous on December 15, 2015, 09:02:54 am
Thanks yaomon, that's the whole reason I'm doing all these studies - to get better at my clusters. ;D

(http://i.imgur.com/NK0d19M.png)

The harris hawk is the word.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on December 15, 2015, 05:17:02 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/ymZayiV.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Boron on December 15, 2015, 11:17:28 pm
So many female poses! Here's mine

Latest. No product endorsement intended.
(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h133/OMGBORONBBQ/WomenTest_zps1xc73jhr.png)

Stuff from past month. I know the face is a placeholder.
(http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h133/OMGBORONBBQ/WomCollection_zpsorcsftvt.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on December 16, 2015, 02:02:49 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/xLVjUDG.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ambivorous on December 16, 2015, 06:37:13 pm
Did you draw those outfits from your head, wolf?

(http://i.imgur.com/HIoT8gg.gif) (http://i.imgur.com/Uioqoss.gif)

More of this style.
Thinking of doing an Adventure Island III remake project thingy.



I've done these over a few days actually. The first face is from real life while I was fluey on my weekend away. The bottom two are from today.

(http://i.imgur.com/orxJguf.jpg)

You can literally see me shaking the rust off. :D
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on December 17, 2015, 12:06:29 pm
@ Ambivirous: not the one on the furthest right, used a ref for that one

(http://i.imgur.com/MrWRFUU.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ambivorous on December 17, 2015, 01:27:22 pm
Ah right, looks good man.

Speaking of shaking off rust...

(http://i.imgur.com/fQDfOr0.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on December 18, 2015, 11:01:44 am
@Ambivorous: Thanks  :)

(http://i.imgur.com/pwgi2jI.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Atnas on December 19, 2015, 06:59:39 am
ok i'll join with the sketch a day and not wait for the new year, even if its a quick 10min from ref like today, because i am not as good as i once was

(http://lolipopsicle.com/uploader/uploads/12-19-15.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ambivorous on December 19, 2015, 10:01:37 am
More cool outfits, Wolf.
Wow, Atnas. Don't come show us all up now. :(

Uploading this for yesterday.

(http://i.imgur.com/aynA0Pm.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on December 19, 2015, 01:14:56 pm
@Atnas: Never too early to start  ;)

@Ambivorous: Thanks  :)

Obviously Vampirella and Morrigan outfits
(http://i.imgur.com/wMTwzG2.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ambivorous on December 19, 2015, 01:18:24 pm
Today's:

(http://i.imgur.com/9M13wxn.png)

Incredibly hard to do full on scenes, wowzer.
Lots of shortcuts taken, I went over the time limit and the colours are horribly off, but I still really enjoyed it.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Atnas on December 19, 2015, 04:54:30 pm
another from ref
(http://lolipopsicle.com/uploader/uploads/12-19-15_1.png)
and here's a progress of most of it, recording this can help me spot what im doing backwards and should fix as far as process goes.
(http://lolipopsicle.com/uploader/uploads/manface_small.gif)

Also a wip concept from a sprite. fun to invent details from pixels rather than shoving details into pixels.

(http://lolipopsicle.com/uploader/uploads/concept_wip1.png)

@Ambivorous: impressive undertaking, looks like you could add a lot more purply-pink tones in there next time

Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Boron on December 19, 2015, 07:51:35 pm
Also a wip concept from a sprite. fun to invent details from pixels rather than shoving details into pixels.

Cool concept. Maybe the right pupil can be darker? Right now it looks like blinking if I glance around the face.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on December 20, 2015, 05:58:30 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/OKNzj69.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ambivorous on December 20, 2015, 08:17:58 pm
and here's a progress of most of it, recording this can help me spot what im doing backwards and should fix as far as process goes.

Also a wip concept from a sprite. fun to invent details from pixels rather than shoving details into pixels.

@Ambivorous: impressive undertaking, looks like you could add a lot more purply-pink tones in there next time

Yeah I was just so overwhelmed that I missed a lot of colours, but at least I learned that without all those reds my drawing looks much less dry than the reference image.
I like the idea of drawing details from sprites - think I'll try that some time.
How do you record your drawing btw?

More cool dresses, Wolf. Where do you get the ideas from?

(http://i.imgur.com/oJPKRUj.jpg)

My faces are finally starting to look like the people I'm drawing from! :o But I still have no idea what the important parts are for recognising faces.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ai on December 20, 2015, 11:38:50 pm
another from ref
Another MyPaint user? This looks like MyPaint :)
(The 1.2.0 release is coming up..)

Quote
Also a wip concept from a sprite. fun to invent details from pixels rather than shoving details into pixels.

(http://lolipopsicle.com/uploader/uploads/concept_wip1.png)

That reminds me of the idea I had the other day to design things from a bunch of Unicode symbols. Like the amazing art for Ultima Ratio Regum (http://www.ultimaratioregum.co.uk/game/), except that in URR's case it's actually the final artwork.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on December 21, 2015, 04:28:27 pm
@Ambivorous: I just randomly search for them on pinterest, found those under celtic clothing

Couldn't draw on pc today, so a scan instead:
(http://i.imgur.com/LNyHmrk.png)

"I was having a daymare."
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ambivorous on December 21, 2015, 05:48:12 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/NMnEpoN.png)



(http://i.imgur.com/CYPOZnM.jpg)

I am planning on attempting to put into practice the things I am learning.
Just trying to work out how I'm going to do my composition first. Any thoughts?
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Atnas on December 22, 2015, 05:53:37 am
(http://lolipopsicle.com/uploader/uploads/12-21-15.png)
from memory, earlier today. spurred by the words "I look like one of the girls you draw in your sketchbooks now"

Edit: i forgot to reply to people
@Ai: actually it's Mangastudio, with a watercolor brush I made.
@Ambivorous: I recorded it with LICEcap, and then used some website to shrink the size/speed it up
@Boron: Thanks I'll fix that.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Boron on December 22, 2015, 09:06:42 am
Yuletide Hetzer! (the little evergreen on roof isn't showing well, ought to be darker...)
(http://i.imgur.com/WLRMmAq.png?1)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: A2J2TIWARI on December 22, 2015, 09:17:14 am
(http://36.media.tumblr.com/3527f2270272594132716ca9beea8075/tumblr_nzqbu3U04Y1tuljljo1_1280.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Atnas on December 22, 2015, 03:23:34 pm
A2J2TIWARI, is there a story behind that?

(http://lolipopsicle.com/uploader/uploads/12-22-15_1web.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on December 22, 2015, 05:13:42 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/YJRtRMm.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Atnas on December 23, 2015, 11:13:40 am
(http://lolipopsicle.com/uploader/uploads/12-23-15_1web.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on December 23, 2015, 06:14:45 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/uWLQVj6.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ambivorous on December 24, 2015, 03:27:58 pm
Everyone's stuff is looking amazing~

This is actually for yesterday, but I ran out of time posting. Was fun I changed stuff and made my own face.

(http://i.imgur.com/kJE8l9f.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: A2J2TIWARI on December 24, 2015, 05:42:27 pm
@Atnas: Well.. I wasn't actually creating a story but just a model posing. But then this hilarious/creepy idea came to mind and the piece ended up like this :P  Model is posing for a photoshoot when a kid comes and sees the boobies followed by him drooling.

And man, your latest work is so amazing!

Today's sketches:
(https://41.media.tumblr.com/d2139df6114dd12faa608a8d0bfc4e31/tumblr_nzvhxtKzQS1tuljljo1_540.png)
(http://41.media.tumblr.com/ff648545b35685efc56c4191e78391de/tumblr_nzvhvkYOi01tuljljo1_500.png)
(http://36.media.tumblr.com/09a9391e73953eb30f0cdef7eeea23a7/tumblr_nzvhvkYOi01tuljljo2_540.png)
(http://41.media.tumblr.com/f55ed265ca232d33c198ca727f9e2e05/tumblr_nzvhvkYOi01tuljljo3_r1_500.png)
(http://41.media.tumblr.com/9e5ccfc4989317ada25115204d23618c/tumblr_nzvan7LvAK1tuljljo1_1280.jpg)

I think I am facing some major anatomical issues, right?
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on December 24, 2015, 06:41:18 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/InMNos0.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: yaomon17 on December 25, 2015, 07:06:09 am
(http://i.imgur.com/S5FHflW.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ai on December 26, 2015, 05:08:46 am
Stuff I drew yesterday, mostly while sitting in the airport. Quick + dirty normalization before posting here (normally I apply Bilateral Smoothing on noisy stuff, but I wanted to post this in a timely fashion.

(http://i.imgur.com/pWMRAlO.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/dLL2THv.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/SOIgqJm.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/oDMg7ho.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/5xfdlxL.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/xfmWmtl.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/VayGzwj.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/GTpAETV.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/RLnbcR9.png)

Value studies were inspired by Ambivorous' series. They still feel 'too easy' (in the sense that a semblance of an object is very quickly carved out by a few tones, even if its precise volumes are ill defined)... but I feel like I'm improving my ability to intentionally restructure values to clarify form, so I'm continuing.

Full album (http://imgur.com/a/ZmxFJ) is 37 pages, varying quality. I tried to get horizontal album layout but it doesn't seem to exist anymore (?).

Current learning priorities:

A. Gesture, esp. coordinated multi-person gestures
B. Measurement (correctly measuring objects by locating extrema ('fitting object in boxes') and subdividing from there, drawing a minimal number of 'contour' lines as needed)
C. Consistency - redraw same object N times
D. Value
E. Color

@A2J2T: Like the hatching technique on the tree. Feels like a moderate amount of dark grey or greyey-blue hatching would compliment it, depending on exactly how sunny you want it to look.
Hip structure is what stands out to me. I have to work on that too, I'll be aiming to study Bridgeman's construction methods more.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: A2J2TIWARI on December 26, 2015, 08:34:31 pm

@A2J2T: Like the hatching technique on the tree. Feels like a moderate amount of dark grey or greyey-blue hatching would compliment it, depending on exactly how sunny you want it to look.
Hip structure is what stands out to me. I have to work on that too, I'll be aiming to study Bridgeman's construction methods more.
@Ai  Hey,thanks for the comment! The tree is unfinished; I got frustrated as no matter what I did I was unable to add volume to it. I was thinking of using black but then me and my friends had to leave from location.
Anatomy is the weakest part of me.. I am still trying to learn it though but not from tutorials but live drawing. I might end up taking some classes somewhere or not or will just ask friends to sit infront of me.

Today's work for Reddit Sketchdaily:

(http://36.media.tumblr.com/0f90e4cd76dd150cf91d1e783f9d98b6/tumblr_nzzfb3jyzi1tuljljo1_500.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ambivorous on December 27, 2015, 12:13:58 am
I have not posted in a while, but that does not mean I haven't been doing my dailies! No, not at all!

Obviously on the 22nd I did Pheno's secret santa present, but couldn't post it here.

On the 25th I attempted to draw this:
(http://i.imgur.com/qvXrCXV.png)
Learned I have no idea how to draw poses or how to draw bodies in complicated positions, and have no clue how to do foreshortening.

And then I started doing this lot which is for DracoDragon's secret santa because actually I wanted to try out this "Duelyst style" thing and also I like mecha.

(http://i.imgur.com/aeMVpTv.jpg)
Some early spitballing.

(http://i.imgur.com/JZtM9bQ.jpg)
Defining my character.

(http://i.imgur.com/0olQ0P3.gif)
Early pixels.

I can tell I've deviated a little from my concept, so I'll be editing quite a lot of that sprite tomorrow. Happy with the direction though.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on December 27, 2015, 02:45:54 pm
My own design attempt this time:
(http://i.imgur.com/wjTRsRc.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ambivorous on December 27, 2015, 09:01:35 pm
Little messy today.

(http://i.imgur.com/9BLcVXY.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PixelPiledriver on December 28, 2015, 05:13:52 am
Great posts.  :)
Keep em coming.

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-kYaPdxXiQsM/VoDADjdd5nI/AAAAAAAAMBQ/bzuPm_QQY6w/s1600/NewSketch_33.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on December 28, 2015, 01:14:38 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/vbQRZND.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: A2J2TIWARI on December 28, 2015, 01:33:50 pm
Awesome stuff Ambivorous and Wolfenoctis!
@Ambivorous: It's becoming more and more difficult to differentiate between real one and one made by you. No, I exaggerated, but you are so close!

@Wolfenoctis: I love the latest clothing - Bat one.

(http://pre09.deviantart.net/964d/th/pre/f/2015/362/6/5/december_28_by_aastikya-d9lrbwh.jpg)

I do suck at portraits. Ha! Next up! Portraits!
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ambivorous on December 28, 2015, 09:54:02 pm
Awesome stuff Ambivorous and Wolfenoctis!
@Ambivorous: It's becoming more and more difficult to differentiate between real one and one made by you. No, I exaggerated, but you are so close!

Haha thanks man. Hopefully one day no one will be able to tell, muhaha!
I really appreciate the positive feedback though - really helps to keep me motivated. ;D

(http://i.imgur.com/N94tk4m.jpg)

And so begins my practice of poses and complex perspectives!
Interestingly, for this picture, I drew her face at a different angle (because I'm stoopid) but it still looks like her (well as much like her as my other face sketches)! Yay, a great accomplishment.



Oh also, given my new-found confidence following the secret santa, I've been helping out with edits around the forums again, and that totally counts towards my daily stuff! :-X

Also also, cool style PPD!
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on December 29, 2015, 11:17:32 am
@A2J2TIWARI: Thanks, I think it's worth developing more in future. Is that sketch you made a self portrait?

(http://i.imgur.com/Y9Rmux5.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: 0xDB on December 29, 2015, 11:43:33 am
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CXY_WPNWwAAytoA.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ambivorous on December 29, 2015, 06:46:05 pm
Fuck yeah ninjas, Wolf. Awesome.
Cool sprites, 0xDB!

(http://i.imgur.com/du9xv4w.png)

Today I edited some shit to make her more like an actual mermaid. It was rough.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PixelPiledriver on December 30, 2015, 07:45:46 am
@Ambivorous: Thanks. 8)

Nice paints you've done. :o
The range of light is very pleasing.
Do the caustics too!

Today's sketch contains some NSFW:
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-XgTOq_GI0i8/VoOGg2VMepI/AAAAAAAAAtc/s2p7jZV4TuA/s1600/ShitForSale_27.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on December 30, 2015, 10:01:16 am
@Ambivorous: Thanks  ;D

@PDD: you need to post more man, nice work  :y:

(http://i.imgur.com/ysmPxsg.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ambivorous on December 30, 2015, 10:32:20 pm
Nice paints you've done. :o
The range of light is very pleasing.
Do the caustics too!

Today's sketch contains some NSFW:

Thanks! Not like I can take credit for anything since I just copy photos. :D
I really wish I could do the caustics (new word I learned, thanks), but g'damn I tried and it was bloody impossible. Might revisit it some time though.
JOEYY!!

(http://i.imgur.com/9wz6C8p.jpg)

I drew her eyes funny, then i tried to fix it and it ended up worse. GG :(
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on December 31, 2015, 12:58:38 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/ZTP3QBl.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ambivorous on December 31, 2015, 03:05:21 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/7sv57fi.png)

I did the damn caustics!  :(

Wolfy, can you describe what each of the lines you've drawn on the girls represents? I get that there are like hip ones and a top of the skull one and stuff, so how do you use them to draw?
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on January 01, 2016, 02:18:42 pm
@Ambivorous: Don't really use them to draw, the main lines of importance are highlighted in green, it should look familiar to you, it's the gesture. I will use some horisontal lines sometimes to align things but they are not consistently the same and don't serve any constructive purpose:
(http://i.imgur.com/Tt1xC3d.png)
The rest is just anatomical knowledge  :)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ambivorous on January 01, 2016, 11:58:38 pm
The rest is just anatomical knowledge  :)
Heeyyy, heeeeeeyyyyy. :hehe:

(http://i.imgur.com/vL8lk9y.jpg)

I trek on learning about perspectives.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ai on January 02, 2016, 01:02:31 am
Stuff I drew yesterday but was too heat-exhausted and sleep-deprived to bother posting:

* Abstracting tree tone patterns (most of these are done while travelling, so I start off with a glimpse of the reference and have to draw the rest from memory)

(http://i.imgur.com/H8X8mvv.png)(http://i.imgur.com/SmigX7E.png)

Composition + misc :
(http://i.imgur.com/Ffcq4aJ.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/a7vrWI2.png)

Doing these value oriented studies, I really feel the gamut limitation of paper+pencil (or charcoal). At other times I've tried mixing in other things like texta, biro, various types of marker for greater contrast.. generally looks incongruous with the pencil though.

@Ambivorous: The left one is a clear improvement in .. clarity. Are you using a single grade of pencil (eg 2B), or more than one grade (eg 2H+2B)?
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PixelPiledriver on January 02, 2016, 03:00:14 am
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@PDD: you need to post more man, nice work  :y:
Thanks.  :)
I'm trying to, but it's hard to keep up.
I really respect your consistency, need to find a way to hype myself up to do the same.
Well small steps for now, and maybe over time I'll get back to posting daily.

A quick sketch while shopping at Ikea with Jengy.
Not time for anything else.

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-20PUVV2t0Fs/Vocy9rBD5YI/AAAAAAAAAuk/P8hcvlW9p2I/s1600/IkeaSketch_sketch.png)
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-wmnwREFeW7s/Vocy9ZvMkJI/AAAAAAAAAug/RSACnS69g2o/s1600/IkeaSketch_10_trace.png)

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Wolfy, can you describe what each of the lines you've drawn on the girls represents?
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@Ambivorous: Don't really use them to draw, the main lines of importance are highlighted in green, it should look familiar to you, it's the gesture. I will use some horisontal lines sometimes to align things but they are not consistently the same and don't serve any constructive purpose:

@Ambivorous
To put it another way, not every mark on a page has an immediately specific or unique description.
Or a 1 to 1 relation to a physical feature, like a line used to represent an anatomical form.
But they all fall under construction, and each is a tool to help the artist create the drawing.
Volumes, length, alignment, angle, projection etc are examples of using relative marks as tools without necessarily "drawing anything".
These help you create and judge 2D and 3D relationships.
A combination of those marks together lay out a guide for you to apply another layer of construction marks or marks with a physical and polished intent.

Whether you leave them in or not is up to you.
A lot of times I erase out construction lines from my drawings as I work, after finished a mark as a tool I no longer need it. --> more often when using a single layer approach rather than having construction on a layer below
But it's useful to leave it in while working for overall comparison as you develop the art.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on January 02, 2016, 01:27:37 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/uSe8SLs.png)

@PDD and Ambivorous: I used to do a lot of construction lines with my drawings, but it got really technical and produced mechanical results which took a much longer and would be suboptimal for animation. I think it's a useful exercise to do some of these mechanical drawings to try to give you an idea of the 3d shape of the body but not for your main drawing technique as you tend to lose the flow/gesture of the figure. Some old examples below:
(http://i.imgur.com/ZXj5q3V.png)    (http://i.imgur.com/MtRlRVA.gif)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ambivorous on January 02, 2016, 02:32:37 pm
@Ambivorous: The left one is a clear improvement in .. clarity. Are you using a single grade of pencil (eg 2B), or more than one grade (eg 2H+2B)?

Oh I'm not actually supposed to be focusing on clarity - it just makes things take longer. :lol: I get carried away sometimes though.

So funnily enough, on all my sketches, I write down what pencil I used (you can see the B on both of those). This was useful in the beginning because I was learning what kind of things the different pencils do (I have from 2H to 6B), but I guess now it's kinda superfluous because I can recognise what pencil I used just by looking at my sketches for the most part. xD
That said, I only used two pencils on one piece if I remember correctly. I think I used my H or 2H for the lines and then went over those lines and did my shading in one of my heavier Bs (I marked the sketch as being 2H + 3B or whatever) and it made quite a massive difference. It's a lot easier to draw the lines with the harder pencils and obviously shading with blacks is the best for that sweet contrast.

@PPD and @Wolf:
I feel like I should use more construction lines then. That rotating thing looks like extremely good practice in fact.

(http://i.imgur.com/sWHW50y.png)

Meanwhile I've been practicing drawing metal and also more light stuff with the gem. Woo!
I just go to town with the edits these days as well. It's quite fun and feels more useful than just copy pasting.



Well, thanks for reminding me about using different pencil grades on the same image, Ai. xD

(http://i.imgur.com/KyNQf29.jpg)



Pixels pixels.

(http://i.imgur.com/CpH38d8.gif)

Did a sprite exchange thing on DA with that Justin guy who came here that one time (http://wayofthepixel.net/index.php?topic=16949.0). He asked for the same sprite (I don't actually know if he knows I am the same guy).

(http://i.imgur.com/1CCE7bt.gif)

And some random adorable thing to practice fur.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Night on January 02, 2016, 06:11:40 pm
-snip-
(http://i.imgur.com/MtRlRVA.gif)
Damn, that's pretty cool dude, never thought of doing something like this and now that I look at it, it makes me want to try it myself.  :lol:
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ambivorous on January 02, 2016, 08:09:26 pm
So much arting today I could start a bank.

(http://i.imgur.com/NYJJmGe.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: A2J2TIWARI on January 02, 2016, 08:37:00 pm
(http://puu.sh/mhd6a/b188527fe8.jpg)
(http://puu.sh/mhd99/1893560c20.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ambivorous on January 02, 2016, 10:02:19 pm
I don't know what I've done.

(http://i.imgur.com/8XlTbj8.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/N3hG14q.gif)

If you look at it enough it looks like she's smashing drums while ice skating. WHAT HAS BEEN SEEN.
I clearly need more frames, some flesh and a darker pencil; but I definitely learned stuff already, whoop!
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ai on January 03, 2016, 01:33:02 am

Oh I'm not actually supposed to be focusing on clarity - it just makes things take longer. :lol: I get carried away sometimes though.
Hmm? I didn't necessarily mean 'reproducing the source image accurately'. You can get clarity by simplifying line and tone too.

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That said, I only used two pencils on one piece if I remember correctly. I think I used my H or 2H for the lines and then went over those lines and did my shading in one of my heavier Bs (I marked the sketch as being 2H + 3B or whatever) and it made quite a massive difference. It's a lot easier to draw the lines with the harder pencils and obviously shading with blacks is the best for that sweet contrast.
Ah. That's pretty much what I was going for; many of your drawings remind me of my old drawings, which had some kind of 'coarse' characteristic which betrayed that they were done all with one grade. Working with a harder pencil (2h) helped pinpoint and eliminate the construction/design problems that led to that.

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Well, thanks for reminding me about using different pencil grades on the same image, Ai. xD

(http://i.imgur.com/KyNQf29.jpg)
Yeah, that has a good line quality + solidity, though the light is very diffuse (common problem with studio photos, they don't show form clearly due to excessive number of fill lights).

"H LSB"? I guess I should be reading that "H & 5B"?

Have you tried charcoal? It's commonly regarded as good for tone studies AFAIK, and my own experiences certainly back that up (very fast and 'solid feeling').

Your newer post reminds me of this (http://imgur.com/kToE5JN) page from Bridgman.

EDIT: fixed quoting mess up
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ambivorous on January 03, 2016, 01:45:08 am
Hmm? I didn't necessarily mean 'reproducing the source image accurately'. You can get clarity by simplifying line and tone too.

"H LSB"? I guess I should be reading that "H & 5B"?

Have you tried charcoal? It's commonly regarded as good for tone studies AFAIK, and my own experiences certainly back that up (very fast and 'solid feeling').

Ah, in that case I guess I do want clarity!
Yeah H & 5B - gotta forgive my handwriting. :P
I have never tried charcoal. I only have more than an HB pencil because someone bought it for me for my birthday.

I have never done the art thing, so you really have to treat me like a primary school kid. :-X

And just when you thought I'd done enough art today, WABAM:

(http://i.imgur.com/S72Wybh.png)

Yes, yes the focus isn't consistent. I'll get better. :(

First piece of original drawing I've done it blooming ages.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on January 03, 2016, 08:41:04 am
@Night: Thanks man, and you totally should I would love to see it  :y:

(http://i.imgur.com/nptUgey.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ai on January 04, 2016, 12:17:39 am
Just making a note for those who don't read the Off-Topic thread: Crow's just added imgur album embed support. You can see what it looks like over there (http://wayofthepixel.net/index.php?topic=17756.msg168737#msg168737),

and embed albums in a similar way to youtube videors -- specify their album id, like:
Code: [Select]
[imgur]6ytgw[/imgur]

FWIW I requested this feature on the basis of it being useful for anyone who wants to post multiple related images here. I think it should eventually get an icon, so that it's not a hidden feature.. but I'm not sure what can represent an album legibly at 16x16px.

...
EDIT:
I have proposed this icon:
(http://i.imgur.com/7dEgr3C.png)
for a start.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on January 04, 2016, 01:44:10 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/bhl3qV5.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: A2J2TIWARI on January 04, 2016, 08:13:20 pm
(https://36.media.tumblr.com/3293b98c75b86509f047e7a4a0002146/tumblr_o0g2o5o09Q1tuljljo1_540.jpg)
(https://40.media.tumblr.com/d8a865b9e30a59b282cbc2f4873c0d0c/tumblr_o0g2rmwMOc1tuljljo1_540.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ambivorous on January 04, 2016, 08:29:53 pm
Wow, nice skulls.

Man, Wolf, when are you going to draw a full piece? I'm really looking forward to what you'll produce!


I wanted to do animation today, but couldn't get a pose I liked so instead I spent my time drawing up a bunch of poses!

(http://i.imgur.com/yByo4mb.jpg)

The character is supposed to be trying to stay strong while carrying the burdens of others. I could go into more, but I will not bore you all. I tried to get a pose that has despair, courage and solemnity in it. I wanted a very static pose, but I added some over expressive poses just to get a feel for the feelings they provoked.
I am pretty happy with the last pose for now (but hey I might change my mind), so hopefully I'll get to animating tomorrow instead!
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: yaomon17 on January 05, 2016, 02:10:19 am
(http://pixeljoint.com/files/icons/commandhistory.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ambivorous on January 05, 2016, 01:41:50 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/b9fFjgl.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on January 05, 2016, 02:25:59 pm
@Ambivorous: That is my goal so hopefully soon ;D

(http://i.imgur.com/NHuzuiQ.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on January 06, 2016, 02:11:29 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/qIJ1NBh.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ambivorous on January 06, 2016, 06:24:44 pm
Man now you're just teasing. :(

(http://i.imgur.com/8LGVxj5.png)

Colours!! First time on clouds. That needs work.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on January 07, 2016, 02:14:11 pm
@Ambivorous:  :P
(http://i.imgur.com/Uecl3sC.png)

WIP:
(http://i.imgur.com/E4LMtlB.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ambivorous on January 07, 2016, 09:42:41 pm
That's Asuna on the left, isn't it?
That's some damn nice manga drawing. Are you gonna start a manga?
Why am I so excited?

(http://i.imgur.com/zbR54pu.jpg)

I actually wanted to complete these, but I ran out of mana. Might complete them tomorrow, or maybe I'll just pretend they're a flat pose study. ;D
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on January 08, 2016, 01:14:23 pm
@Ambivorous: Yes it's Asuka from Evangelion. Doing a manga is definitely on my "to do" list for the future.  ;)

WIP:
(http://i.imgur.com/dkXBNtk.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Atnas on January 09, 2016, 05:33:46 am
(http://lolipopsicle.com/uploader/uploads/01-09-16.png)

comfort zone
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on January 09, 2016, 12:51:22 pm
WIP:
(http://i.imgur.com/0mGIOuX.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on January 10, 2016, 04:32:37 pm
Final:
(http://i.imgur.com/RGTeoKf.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on January 11, 2016, 05:46:24 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/RYvovWc.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on January 12, 2016, 02:28:50 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/e7wbnSp.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ambivorous on January 12, 2016, 02:29:51 pm
To stop this dry spell of mine from continuing.

(http://i.imgur.com/Qz4WbN0.jpg)

Nice work on that girl, Wolf! Crisp lines and wonderfully chosen colours. You'd definitely sell a lot of manga with artwork like that!
Maybe spend less time on that octopus though, because he is so detailed it's stealing some from the rest of the piece. :lol:

Like that you're doing more expressive poses now. Can't wait to see more!



And I shall end my dry spell with gusto!
Even did a progress thing this time.

(http://i.imgur.com/tkumQv7.jpg)

These are the construction lines I am using these days.

(http://i.imgur.com/t8ZJfQ8.jpg)

Basically connect the dots at this point.

(http://i.imgur.com/wg0vyEo.jpg)

Add some shading and I'm done.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on January 13, 2016, 12:35:04 pm
@Ambivorous: Thanks, but yes there is a lot of room for improvement  :)

(http://i.imgur.com/uCiC4ju.png)

Some rendering practice - Original reference on the left:
(http://i.imgur.com/AyGRHDE.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: A2J2TIWARI on January 13, 2016, 06:54:10 pm
@Wolfenoctis  The update has blown me away! What the fuck!

(http://pre00.deviantart.net/2d30/th/pre/i/2016/013/3/2/roba_by_aastikya-d9nstmz.jpg)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ambivorous on January 14, 2016, 12:42:43 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/CIfDEwj.jpg)

This screwed with my head.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on January 14, 2016, 06:27:17 pm
@A2J2TIWARI: I'm trying out rendering techniques, since I thought that was one of the major areas where I can improve  :)

(http://i.imgur.com/KYRzdXK.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on January 15, 2016, 06:23:26 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/pNCQWWU.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on January 16, 2016, 12:35:20 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/Qj4njsX.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PixelPiledriver on January 17, 2016, 02:55:56 am
Sketch time!

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-AxpHWK_HzwA/Vpr896JCOiI/AAAAAAAAMDU/cybbyHEqH1s/s1600/stuff_19.png)


Love those butts wolf  :-*
Cool overlap and foreshortening.
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on January 17, 2016, 09:48:13 am
@PixelPiledriver: Hehe thanks man  ;D

(http://i.imgur.com/NrjyacL.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Friend on January 17, 2016, 06:05:36 pm
so cool wolfenoctis.  do you do live sketches?  it'd be fun to watch
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PixelPiledriver on January 17, 2016, 11:13:00 pm
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ixtXUwLGxDw/Vpwfwbdz23I/AAAAAAAAMD0/XWL9mTCnrro/s1600/SandMan_12_x1.gif)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: wolfenoctis on January 18, 2016, 06:22:31 pm
@Friend: No not really, think my shitty internet would die if I tried  :mean:  Thanks btw  :)

(http://i.imgur.com/RUgQG9V.png)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Friend on January 18, 2016, 06:44:11 pm
@ PPD yessssssssssssssss love it!


@wolfenoctis  that is... audacious :>
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: PixelPiledriver on January 18, 2016, 09:05:27 pm
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-NVP5OlGaaZI/Vp1RuC5XQoI/AAAAAAAAMEU/MlZFgS3Ho78/s1600/Boiling_4.gif)
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Boron on January 18, 2016, 10:30:58 pm
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-NVP5OlGaaZI/Vp1RuC5XQoI/AAAAAAAAMEU/MlZFgS3Ho78/s1600/Boiling_4.gif)

Adorable! Are they for a game?
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Atnas on January 19, 2016, 06:34:20 am
very cool stuff guys

(http://lolipopsicle.com/uploader/uploads/01-19-16_web.png)
m'floatinheds
Title: Re: The Daily Sketch
Post by: Ambivorous on January 19, 2016, 09:20:34 am
@Friend: No not really, think my shitty internet would die if I tried  :mean:  Thanks btw  :)
#thirdworldproblems
I've heard they're planning on sticking fibre down in my area, so I'm pretty keen for that.
Got a 4 meg business line from Afrihost right now, but I'm always going to be limited by that upload if we're running DSL.

Glad to see you doing more dailies, PPD!

Friend, why don't you join in?

(http://i.imgur.com/EUQ54to.jpg)