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Re: The Daily Sketch

Reply #3370 on: April 27, 2017, 03:05:21 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.
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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.

I don't think there's any per-day restriction. Personally I just try to think about how much vertical space I'm taking up, and put some images in spoilers to reduce that if needed.

Glad it helped. Right now, I need to go to bed, but some quick comments:

* Nice consistent tone application, you're obviously comfortable with it.
* Not such a fan of the zigzag motion on foliage, it directly creates tangents.
* Pretty respectable planes
* Except at the base of the tree. which feels like it isn't turned in 3d near the lowest joint.
* Left Hand of Darkness sounds like it might be funny, but nope, not the reference.
* Don't know what is going on with the line moving towards top-left. Is it supposed to be the edge of a block of leaves ?
* Yeah, ground plane was added digitally. It really helps a lot IME, I'm trying to get in the habit of putting a ground plane clearly in most drawings to begin with.
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Re: The Daily Sketch

Reply #3371 on: April 27, 2017, 10:24:33 pm
Mathias lives too! \o/ Gurureat! Go ahead with the coloring, will finish my DAGRON later.



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Re: The Daily Sketch

Reply #3372 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
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Re: The Daily Sketch

Reply #3373 on: April 28, 2017, 10:45:32 pm
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.
Haha, that was actually pretty much a polygonal blob (think cel-shading / anime, except I try to think of it as a cluster of simple 3d shapes); one way I get it more gestural though is I don't draw shapes continuously A->B->C->D->E->F->A , instead I move my arm rapidly and put in only the line segments that line up with the gesture (eg A C E -- often consecutive line segments use different or even opposite gestures). It requires concentration to keep the full shape in mind.

I regard the way gesture is described in Nicola´des 'Natural Way to Draw' as the gold standard. For me, it was very effective in levelling up my gesture skill several levels, but I'm also well aware that there are more levels to go (gesture is deceptively simple).

For a lot of it, it's simply volume of work (eg. I've done 3000+ gestures in work for Nicolaides alone). But one part that I feel is particularly helpful is where he says 'every so often, do a session where instead of 25 gestures x 60 seconds per gesture, draw each of those 25 gestures in 7 seconds'. That really forces you to get the lead out, because you simply cannot capture the movement of all major parts in time if you *don't* move loosely and quickly.
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Re: The Daily Sketch

Reply #3374 on: April 29, 2017, 12:31:31 pm
There is light at the end of the tunnel.

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Re: The Daily Sketch

Reply #3375 on: April 29, 2017, 08:08:18 pm

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Re: The Daily Sketch

Reply #3376 on: May 01, 2017, 12:30:52 pm

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Re: The Daily Sketch

Reply #3377 on: May 01, 2017, 03:12:00 pm

someday I'll learn to control my detail obsession - all the small features are totally lost unless viewing this thing up close. ridiculous habit


#500 wat
when i zoom way out, the tank scene looks pretty photoreal, good jaerb

sat down to make a parallax layer for a background, wanted some facety rocks with big holes to show sky behind
fast base (all brush work, even though it looks like a filter . . .) went ok but the finishing pass makes it look like mushy nothingness
 
Once again I'm reminded I have no idea what I'm doing. ggggggggggggggggggggg
will redo now . . .

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Re: The Daily Sketch

Reply #3378 on: May 01, 2017, 05:22:01 pm
#notevenclosetodailycomposition (1&2)




#notevenclosetodailycomposition (3&4)





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Re: The Daily Sketch

Reply #3379 on: May 01, 2017, 06:35:22 pm
Don't usually post here, but meh: