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Challenges & Activities / Re: The Daily Sketch
« on: May 25, 2017, 04:27:09 pm »
Hey Guys, been away for a while - started various new projects and have been a bit distracted. Recently met some animation students who gave me some tips and photoshop brushes so I'm happy to say I've improved a lot. Still working on light though and form -not so great when it comes to drawing from my mind. Which is the end goal for me. Animating things would be nice too but for now here's some of the things I've worked on recently.

probs took me 3 hours - was playing with all the brushes and used curves at one point to change colours

so yeah still need to add a lot of subtlety and tone but this was a quick one

This one was a lot darker but used photoshop to make it lighter. I have a weird block when it comes to colour + tone. Find midtones hard to identify and so I think it hinders me when trying to make things for 3d

Drew this from memory:


Challenges & Activities / Re: The Daily Sketch
« on: May 19, 2017, 08:47:05 pm »

I was lying on the floor earlier and took the opportunity to draw some of my elaborate side table in pen.
Curves are hard

Challenges & Activities / Re: The Daily Sketch
« on: May 17, 2017, 03:53:00 pm »
Here are my tree drawings. Just googled 'how to draw a tree' and tried some of the techniques while the dude was talking.

Drawing with a pencil and ink got frustrating so I used acrylics to try to the clumpy thing that the dude advocates with the leaves - highlighting the top of each clump. Not so sure it was too successful but the paint is better than before with the ink and pencil.

Ugh the lighting is really bad - sorry about that.

Challenges & Activities / Re: The Daily Sketch
« on: May 07, 2017, 10:26:19 pm »
Difficult to draw silhouettes with a soft edge brush, but tried anyways. Gonna try with a harder edge next time:

Trees from this album cover:

Challenges & Activities / Re: The Daily Sketch
« on: May 04, 2017, 01:25:27 pm »

Not so happy with this pot plant. I feel I over worked it when I started adding colour.

Quick sketch of a tree with a terracotta pencil. Kind of too loose to look very much like a tree though...

Une croissant



Challenges & Activities / Re: The Daily Sketch
« on: May 03, 2017, 05:39:49 am »
Oh - haha shows how little I know about digital drawing programs at the moment.
It's effective though I really like the sense of depth etc. which is what I meant to say (type before thinking). Did you draw it from your mind?

Challenges & Activities / Re: The Daily Sketch
« on: May 01, 2017, 09:35:47 pm »
Beautiful texture @wolfenoctis

Was drawing a rose and got a bit frustrated

Challenges & Activities / Re: The Daily Sketch
« on: April 28, 2017, 09:15:29 am »
Thanks for the feedback Ai, I also don't like the zig zags - I'm out of drawing practise so gestural marks don't come so easily to me.... I was trying to copy the fluidity you managed with your leaves in the first one. Perhaps it's just a case of trying it with leaves only for a bit and focusing on that. Tried to draw a tree with overlapping branches and ended up 'colour coding' the ones on different planes so I could keep track of where they were placed in space. O_O

I tried to do that thing that so many people on here seem to get irritatingly right, which is to use previous practise on form to make more things. I think there are certain things I'm lacking because everything looks kind of flat. [Will upload later because internet is broken]

Still broken but hey

Had a Skype chat with a friend last night. I think we ended up talking for 3 hours - but I drew her while we were chatting. It was interesting because the conversation got heavier and the colours I was using got more expressionist.


Added spoilers. I don't mean to be irritating with my copious drawings but once I get started I can't stop O_O and there are so many facets to develop on :P

Challenges & Activities / Re: The Daily Sketch
« on: April 27, 2017, 01:46:14 pm »

Thanks so much! The advice got me quite excited so I had to go out and try it. Drawing from life as I'm not quite accustomed to using sources yet.

That's my practise paper. First one is top left.

The above is, admittedly, a tree that is easier to draw. But your advice about the spaces between the trees ballooning from a central point helped with this one. I still need to figure out how to articulate particular leaves it seems. The L-system is really interesting, checked it out and the concept definitely changes the way one looks at natural forms.

Realised now that you lightened the sketches digitally. Made a cool effect.

On a side note: Does 'Ai' come from the Left Hand of Darkness? The main character is named Ai.:P

Second side note: Should we limit our posts to one a day? If so, sorry bout that will 'edit' next time.

Challenges & Activities / Re: The Daily Sketch
« on: April 27, 2017, 06:18:50 am »
Hey peeps I'm back!

@Ai I'm really loving your plants! I've actually been asked to do some trees for some band posters and freaking the fuck out because my forest drawing abilities are minimal. How did you go about articulating the leaves?

Trying to get back into the habit of this - was in a rush this morning and krita only saved halfway. Still playing with landscapes.Or the idea of them. Will try check out Shaddy Safadi's tutorials apparently they're quite good.

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