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03-04-2013, 05:13 PM
I decided to post a couple of images and keep a regular sketchbook updated.
The first ones are not so implressive, actually; i've also posted them in the Drawing and sketching forums classrom, here they are:
Now, for the newxt ones: I'm not a big fan of japanes animation, but there are a couple of ones which i REALLY love. The first one is "The secret of blue water", the other one "Ranma 1/2". This last one is the subject of my latest sketches. I just end up cryying in laughter at every episode, and can't help sketchin down some characters from the screen. I tried to get the costruction lines too (erased) without great results for the oddity of the manga style. I just love them anyway, here they are:
(had to stick together 2 scans for this last one, since I've got an a4 scanner and the paper was a3)
Of course, I also love traditional western characters:
I usually do gesture drawings when sketching, but I've been feeling rather... cartoonish! Recently :)
03-05-2013, 04:54 AM
These are all great done!
03-05-2013, 04:57 AM
I love the horse, that's beautiful. The panda with the telephone makes me giggle.
Ranma 1/2 is weird, even for manga. One thing those manga do extremely well is convey emotions with just a few lines, so there's definitely something to learn there.
03-05-2013, 05:11 AM
These are all great done!
@bookscorpion: thank you!
Actually, that's exactly what I love of ranma 1/2, and what I'd like to take from thes drawings and being able to apply the principles to other (maybe even realistic why not?) drawings :D
03-05-2013, 05:09 PM
Marvelous sketches. Great cartoons.
03-06-2013, 02:01 PM
Hello and welcome. nice sketches. . . looks like you are having fun.
Very enjoyable and expressive sketches!
03-10-2013, 06:35 PM
Here come more, these are a lot more like what I usually d (that is, gesture drawings!)
and other half
03-10-2013, 10:06 PM
Nice gesture sketches.
03-11-2013, 12:52 PM
I really like your sketches!!!
03-12-2013, 05:34 PM
Nice sketches. Good movement.
05-03-2013, 05:46 PM
I know I should have posted more, but I sticked to the drawing learning zone. To prevent a horrible death of the thread, I'm posting the last entries here too :D
This is a photo, as I used charcoal and no fixative, I believe it would have killed my scanner!
notice the right hand weirdo, a pokemon I used to draw when I was a kid. This and his many moods -> http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lbfq9dv5Ba1qclyej.jpg
05-04-2013, 02:50 PM
05-26-2013, 04:57 PM
Another entry from the classroom
05-27-2013, 03:22 PM
Oh my, that's one huge building. Great job.
05-28-2013, 05:13 PM
I recently bought Bob Davies's Watercolour Secrets course. Here are some attempts I scanned.
I basically started with Wc in march, even though I had a single try last year with no success. Seems to be running a lot better this time!
Please be merceless! :)
First one: an anonymous unbranded no 10 brush with pearl synthetic fiber on 90lb stretched paper
Second one: davinci nova synthetics no 10 on the same paper.
And now, it's probably time to get some decent 140lb bockingford and a cosmotop brush :D
05-29-2013, 04:10 PM
If that's what you are doing with light watercolor paper and a cheap brush, you definitely deserve to have some better supplies. These are wonderful.
05-29-2013, 04:35 PM
That's so kind :) thanks!
To be more specific the paper brand is gerstaecker no3 watercolour - 90lb. It's not bad if stretched, but it makes brushmarks so evident compared to another one I ran out of (gerstaecker again, but called waterdcolour classic this time, 140lb). I just ordered a bunch of 140lb bockingford, I hope I can do something cool with it!
05-29-2013, 09:18 PM
I love that building! Nice work with the watercolors...you should definitely get better supplies. Can't wait to see what you do then.
05-31-2013, 12:31 AM
I know that I can't describe this well, but scrolling down slowly from the very top of your building to the bottom created the sensation that the building was actually moving toward me. That is a most impressive drawing; the perspective seems to me to be right on.
How long did it take you to draw that, if I may ask?
05-31-2013, 03:49 AM
Hi Carole, and thanks!
Well, considering it was just meant to be a sketch (excercise for the D&S classroom on conical objects) it took a whole lot, especially those arches/doors/columns. I could only work on it for about 15 minutes a day (an hour on sundays) so it took about 10 days.
Actually, I've always been amazed by the tower of babel, and i've always wanted to draw it. It gives me a feeling of ....scale? Yeah. I will definitely do it properly (on good paper, with proper shadowing) someday. Here is the reference I used:
06-25-2013, 08:13 AM
Beautiful drawings, gesture sketches and paintings, love them all. The Tower of Babel is impressive, very nicely done.
08-01-2013, 05:25 PM
I know I haven't been posting for a while, but I wanted to share my latest paniting in WC as I've been told it is quite decent.
I made it for a friend, and it's a copy of an artwork from the 1999 videogame FInal Fantasy IX.
Here it comes, Lindblum Castle in watercolors
Sorry about the pic quality, it's a photo I took after framing it, while it was sitting on a table :D
08-01-2013, 05:27 PM
08-02-2013, 09:16 PM
What a complex scene. Nice!!!
10-19-2014, 04:03 PM
Re-summoning this old thread :D
I am taking an online watercolor class so I started sketching out a coupe of landscape studies for tonal values (and to be able to do it on the field when I go out, wanna give it a try)
See you soon with other sketches!
10-20-2014, 01:42 PM
10-20-2014, 01:57 PM
i like your buildings but I love the mountain and then the one under it with the sun coming through the clouds.
10-21-2014, 05:09 AM
Watercolor studies from one of the above. First one: cobalt, alizarin crimson, raw sienna; Second: ultramarine, burnt sienna, yellow ochre, permanent rose, lemon yellow
10-21-2014, 10:07 AM
Nice landscape sketches and you did a great job turning them into watercolors!
10-21-2014, 10:08 AM
Thanks everyone! :D
10-21-2014, 10:19 AM
I agree! Well done on those studies!
10-28-2014, 06:57 AM
here are some others, snowy mountains
10-28-2014, 11:28 AM
10-28-2014, 02:46 PM
Incredible. The shadows on the snow are wonderful.
10-28-2014, 04:39 PM
Nice shadows! Very convincing.
10-30-2014, 04:38 PM
Thanks everyone :D
New sketch portrait:
13x17cm, 2b, 4b and mostly 8b on Canson XL
10-30-2014, 08:07 PM
I love those rugged mountains! They look so huge and natural, inspiring! Gorgeous smile on a beautifully drawn lady. Well done!
Went back to the beginning, laughed and loved your cartoons, loved your renderings and thumbnails. Interesting fantasy castle from the game and enormous spiral tower. You're very good and improving constantly. Love your range overall. I have Watercolor Secrets DVDs too and they are great, smiled at recognizing exercises done far better than mine and at the Davies palette. It's a good palette. You can do just about everything with that. It includes my favorite minimal palette - Ultramarine, Permanent Rose and Lemon Yellow.
10-31-2014, 01:35 PM
Such a delightful portrait.
11-02-2014, 05:59 PM
I went out for a sketchwalk today. I tried sketching the two major churches we have directly on location, and it was quite a struggle compared to my usual photo references! The biggest issue has been perspective, and indeed itís noticeable how both buildings (but especially the first one) have vertical lines that come closer towards the bottom. Bad result, but itís always practice!
11-03-2014, 02:57 PM
Practice is what teaches. Great sketches.
11-03-2014, 03:58 PM
Indeed! I went totally off with perspective and measurements but I learned a lot (this, at least, pay more attention to perspective when drawing on location :D ). And I had fun, that's the best part :)
11-03-2014, 04:18 PM
Love the beautiful portrait. Sketching on location is great practice and really makes you pay attention to what you are sketching. It is a lot of fun!
11-07-2014, 05:13 AM
Yet another portrait, from an old videogame this time (Final Fantasy X). This is the one of the main characters
The original: http://gamingactu.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/final_fantasy_x_6683.jpeg
11-07-2014, 01:23 PM
11-09-2014, 03:17 PM
...lots to look at, cool sketches and bute portraits :)
11-16-2014, 05:07 PM
Another sketchwalk! :D
Lastly, a quick WC sketch I made out of a photo I took when coming back home (weather was getting SO bad! :D )
11-16-2014, 10:36 PM
Woo hoo! Great ink works!
11-17-2014, 02:56 PM
Wonderful architectural sketches. Lovely landscape.
11-20-2014, 05:45 PM
I love the portrait but the sketches from the sketch walk have an energy and life to them. Lovely work!!
11-20-2014, 06:11 PM
20 minutes craziness:
11-21-2014, 01:58 PM
Clever cartoon. :)
12-01-2014, 08:07 PM
12-16-2014, 03:42 AM
Feelin like Christmas, I came up with some watercolor cards I sent out
Happy holidays everyone!
12-16-2014, 02:23 PM
Lovely Christmas cards. Thanks for sharing.
12-20-2014, 07:47 AM
Wonderful Christmas cards. Brightened my morning. Thank you. Merry Christmas to you and yours.
12-21-2014, 05:28 PM
Great Christmas cards!!! Merry Christmas!
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