Starting out

bebarcebebarce Registered User regular
edited March 2010 in Artist's Corner
I figured i'd post this stuff in my own thread so I don't bog down the resolution thread with this real remedial stuff.

I'm starting on drawspaces tutorials, and working through them. I probably should spend more time or repeat each lesson several times, but i'm doing what my lunch time (1 hour a day with interruptions) can afford me.

Getting familiar with my pencil set, and practicing negative space and then shapes on a picture of a duck candle.

ducks.jpg

Life draw for the same 2 lessons

knob.jpg

Symmetry (first shape provided, second was a design yourself thing) - Apparently it's good practice to do at least one of those a day, so i'll work on it.

sym1.jpg

sym2.jpg

Terrible stuff. But hey, i gotta start somewhere.

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  • NibCromNibCrom Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Keep a positive attitude and keep practicing!

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  • MustangMustang Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    They're great eye training lessons, something I should've been doing more of earlier on.

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  • bebarcebebarce Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    more practice with shapes and symmetry (this time i used a photo ref)

    corgi.jpg

    corgi-shape.jpg

    sym3.jpg

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  • MetalbourneMetalbourne Inside a cluster b personalityRegistered User regular
    edited January 2010
    I keep seeing vaginas

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  • TamTam Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    the last one looks vaguely like a uterus and ovaries

    watch your proportions- you're hella exaggerating the dog's head and legs

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  • Arden CaneloArden Canelo Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    I wholeheartedly approve of the presence of corgis in this thread.
    I also agree with Nibcrom, which I usually do anyway.

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  • bebarcebebarce Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Turn your head slightly, they'll look like penises.

    Then you can be satisfied.

    Thank you for the encouragement!

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  • bebarcebebarce Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Continued efforts today, and I tackled another tutorial. This is the face/vase thing.

    I used her as the reference.

    profile.jpg

    I scanned the original art and played with the pen tool for the first time in photoshop to outline my drawing.

    fvasesmall.jpg

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  • AlyceInWonderlandAlyceInWonderland Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    I actually really like this most recent one.

    Couple things:

    -In your drawing, it looks like the women's lips are pursed. In the photo (even if it was blocked out in white) they're very relaxed. You'll notice that she has a larger bottom lip than what you drew, which makes the indent from her lower lip to her chin, smaller.

    -Also, the indent from the bridge of her nose to brow/forehead should be deeper in your drawing. It's a bit lacking, especially on the left one.

    I'll add more later, and make it less jumbled, as I'm suuuper tired. Great work though, and keep at it!

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  • DeeLockDeeLock Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Alyce is always super tired when she comments, i think she may have narcolepsy :P

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  • bebarcebebarce Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    DeeLock wrote: »
    i think she may have narcolepsy :P

    how absurd! I'm sure Alyce has never even thought about sleeping with a dead person.

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  • AlyceInWonderlandAlyceInWonderland Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    DeeLock wrote: »
    Alyce is always super tired when she comments, i think she may have narcolepsy :P

    I don't really like having sex with dead people, but for some reason I tend to comment in threads at like 3AM, so that explains why I'm always tired! :C

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  • DeeLockDeeLock Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Grumble grumble...i hope you guys are joking :P

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  • AlyceInWonderlandAlyceInWonderland Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    LAAAAWL, I got that confused with necrophilia, and Bebarce didn't help.


    For the record, I don't have narcolepsy, nor do I have necrophilia.


    I SWEAR

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  • bebarcebebarce Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    heh sorry mine was intentional

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  • NappuccinoNappuccino Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    LAAAAWL, I got that confused with necrophilia, and Bebarce didn't help.


    For the record, I don't have narcolepsy, nor do I have necrophilia.


    I SWEAR

    But are you a necromancer?

    Bebarce: There's defiantely some improvements going on in this thread. You seem to be getting better at keeping both halfs Identical, but your right half seems to be more inconsistent and less confident than the left.

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    Rorus Raz wrote: »
    There's also the possibility you just can't really grow a bear like other guys.

    Not even BEAR vaginas can defeat me!
    cakemikz wrote: »
    And then I rub actual cake on myself.
    Loomdun wrote: »
    thats why you have chest helmets
  • bebarcebebarce Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    I always draw the left half first. The right half I'm trying to copy the left, I can see now how that might pose a problem. Aside from trying to draw from a reference, I'm then trying to draw from a reference of a reference.

    But it would definitely explain why the image seems less confident. It also almost takes me twice as long as i keep checking back and forth. I thought this was part of the process though.

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  • NappuccinoNappuccino Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Well, what i mean is, your lines have a tendency to be on the verge of scratchy on the right side which is ruining the illusion that they are identical. Also, (though this is part of the point of the exercise) you are exaggerating the curves- making them much bigger or much smaller than their "original" counterparts. I'm guessing that you see this but I though it wouldn't hurt to point it out.

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    Rorus Raz wrote: »
    There's also the possibility you just can't really grow a bear like other guys.

    Not even BEAR vaginas can defeat me!
    cakemikz wrote: »
    And then I rub actual cake on myself.
    Loomdun wrote: »
    thats why you have chest helmets
  • GodfatherGodfather Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Break things down into angles studies first before working with curves.


    It will save you a lot of time and frustration.

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  • SpawnbrokerSpawnbroker Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    LAAAAWL, I got that confused with necrophilia, and Bebarce didn't help.


    For the record, I don't have narcolepsy, nor do I have necrophilia.


    I SWEAR

    Is there something I need to know, Alyce?

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  • AlyceInWonderlandAlyceInWonderland Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    LAAAAWL, I got that confused with necrophilia, and Bebarce didn't help.


    For the record, I don't have narcolepsy, nor do I have necrophilia.


    I SWEAR

    Is there something I need to know, Alyce?


    Nooooooooooo (maybe.)
    No!

    Edit: When you draw the contour lines, do you look at the one side, then over to the side you're working on and then start drawing? Like...are your eyes going back and fourth?

    If you are, you should try just looking at the one side while drawing the other. Try focusing on the way your pencil is moving, and try and try to mimic the path your eye is moving with your pencil.

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  • bebarcebebarce Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    So today I created my very first ever Paper Craft! Woot!

    IMG_8365.jpg

    IMG_8366.jpg

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  • NappuccinoNappuccino Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Does it contain 90% less dick because the container is 90% bigger?

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    Rorus Raz wrote: »
    There's also the possibility you just can't really grow a bear like other guys.

    Not even BEAR vaginas can defeat me!
    cakemikz wrote: »
    And then I rub actual cake on myself.
    Loomdun wrote: »
    thats why you have chest helmets
  • bebarcebebarce Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    No it specifically only includes the tip.

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  • MetalbourneMetalbourne Inside a cluster b personalityRegistered User regular
    edited March 2010
    I told him to put "You were stupid to pay seven bucks for this popcorn" but apparently he didn't go for it.

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  • bebarcebebarce Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    I thought about it, and it would only make sense were a person to bring the popcorn container to a theater. I figured this would be more for in home use, and thus the cost would go down drastically. Penis content remains consistent.

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  • NappuccinoNappuccino Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    That would mean.... :shock:

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    Rorus Raz wrote: »
    There's also the possibility you just can't really grow a bear like other guys.

    Not even BEAR vaginas can defeat me!
    cakemikz wrote: »
    And then I rub actual cake on myself.
    Loomdun wrote: »
    thats why you have chest helmets
  • MetalbourneMetalbourne Inside a cluster b personalityRegistered User regular
    edited March 2010
    It's the only way he can get his wife to touch him.

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  • NappuccinoNappuccino Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    She must love popcorn.

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    Rorus Raz wrote: »
    There's also the possibility you just can't really grow a bear like other guys.

    Not even BEAR vaginas can defeat me!
    cakemikz wrote: »
    And then I rub actual cake on myself.
    Loomdun wrote: »
    thats why you have chest helmets
  • bebarcebebarce Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    I got a little bit of time to draw today. Maybe next week now that things have died down a bit, i can get to not eat while working at lunch time.

    spring2.jpg

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  • NibCromNibCrom Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Work on creating textures with your pencil. Hold it at a different angle, use different strokes to express forms with different features.

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  • MetalbourneMetalbourne Inside a cluster b personalityRegistered User regular
    edited March 2010
    You didn't use a reference to draw that, did you

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  • bebarcebebarce Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Nope. Although there is a pink tree outside my window. I didn't have the opportunity to go outside and study it. I kinda drew this in one of those rare moments when my wife is out with one of the kids, and the other is napping.

    Although looking at the drawing, I am aware that branches should taper down and not thicken as they extend from the trunk.

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  • NappuccinoNappuccino Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Its a cute little drawing that wouldn't be out of place in a children's book (which isn't a bad thing) but if I were you I'd still at least look out a window and draw whatever tree you see next time instead of making up one.

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    Rorus Raz wrote: »
    There's also the possibility you just can't really grow a bear like other guys.

    Not even BEAR vaginas can defeat me!
    cakemikz wrote: »
    And then I rub actual cake on myself.
    Loomdun wrote: »
    thats why you have chest helmets
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