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Dusting off the pencil and ink (now with NSFW)

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  • SpaceMooseSpaceMoose Registered User regular
    edited August 2013
    First some Bravest Warriors doodles while watching through the shows:

    bravestwarriors1.jpg

    And now getting back to Fun With a Pencil sketching. Compared to my first attempts here I'm really feeling like I've made some improvement.

    funwithapencil8.jpg


    Edit: wooohooo page 2!!!

    SpaceMoose on
  • SpaceMooseSpaceMoose Registered User regular
    Wasn't going to post again so soon else I'll litter this place with my studying but started in on the more realistic portraits in Fun With A Pencil and we super happy with this one. Long way to go but here it is.

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  • nocuddletimenocuddletime Registered User regular
    Keep at it. I love the Loomis stuff. I have sketchbooks like that!

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  • SpaceMooseSpaceMoose Registered User regular
    Thanks for the kind words @nocuddletime. Been working through a couple more of these plus doing some sketches from Jake Parkers sketchbooks. I've only just found him from someone on these boards and his work really exemplifies where I'd like to be some day.

  • SpaceMooseSpaceMoose Registered User regular
    Finally getting to the non old man drawings in Fun With A Pencil. Super happy with how this turned out. Also hair can suck it.
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  • SpaceMooseSpaceMoose Registered User regular
    Cross posting this from the doodle thread. Thanks to some help starting to learn some digital painting tricks.

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    Also looking at this on a real monitor now instead of my laptops where I painted it and it looks pretty different. Much more messy. I'll have to watch closer next time.

  • SpaceMooseSpaceMoose Registered User regular
    Moar Loomis Ladies!

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  • SpaceMooseSpaceMoose Registered User regular
    reposting from doodle and enrichment threads:

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    OnePointPerspective.jpg

  • SpaceMooseSpaceMoose Registered User regular
    Keeping on with the mission of making it through Fun with a Pencil. On the stage now where I have a finished picture I have to construct and draw. The page I'm on is all children:

    FunWithPencil12.jpg
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    Itching to get into the full figure drawing section of the book but I have about 40 of these left to do. Each takes at least 15-30 min so it's gonna be a bit before I get there. Thinking of taking a break to do some personal drawing for a bit.

  • SpaceMooseSpaceMoose Registered User regular
    Criss Cross posting from doodle thread.

    Inktober #1
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  • SpaceMooseSpaceMoose Registered User regular
    Inktober #2 Some Mouseguard sketches from ref.
    InktoberMouseguard1.jpg

    DarkMecham3nace
  • SpaceMooseSpaceMoose Registered User regular
    Inktober Day 3. Super proud of this one. My own idea, researched some reference and executed. I think it actually looks like I was planning it too. Still lots of room for improvement.
    InktoberBearViking1.jpg

  • SpaceMooseSpaceMoose Registered User regular
    <challenge thread cross post>
    Tripling up and using this as an Inktober sketch for the monthly challenge thread playing with an idea for NatCoWriMo if I can pull a decent enough easy design to use. Idea here was cowboy heads. I tried to put some variance into them but don't think I pushed it far enough, and might need to do full body ones instead to make things clearer.

    InktoberCowboySilhouette.jpg

  • SpaceMooseSpaceMoose Registered User regular
    Inktober from the weekend.

    Not using reference is hard and a bad idea
    InktoberNoRef.jpg

    2 still lifes from a coffee shop
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    Still a long way to go.

  • SpaceMooseSpaceMoose Registered User regular
    Inktober #7. More luck doodling from scratch this time

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  • sampangolinsampangolin Registered User regular
    Hey dude. I am really enjoying black ink as well, keep at the drawings. One of the coolest things I've seen recently was Nate Van Dyke doing a black illustration, here

    youtube.com/watch?v=ksIsbwHqeks

    Anyway, I am nowhere near as good! But here is a short bit of advice that might help on your still life stuff, it really helped me. The bottom the bench in your coffee shop drawings points to a fairly common problem where you are trying to draw what you know is there (a bench...) but struggling to make it fit and look right from a slightly awkward perspective.

    In a book called "drawing on the right side of the brain" the author talks about how we try to draw the object as we understand it and as we think it should look, rather than drawing what is actually in front of us. A good way to get around this and to make the brain ignore the object and really draw what you are seeing is to draw the negative space.

    This is an AWFUL drawing of the side of a chair to demonstrate what negative space is

    YYUMbZjm.png

    So basically if you look at the shapes that are made by the edges of the negative space, your brain doesn't have a default 'this is a chair - I must draw a chair' setting for that little random shape you are looking at, so it forces it to really look at it properly and draw it. Once you've finished going around the object and finished all the negative space, the object is left in the middle and hopefully you will find you have been able to draw it pretty accurately.

    I hope that makes sense I feel like I explained it badly. I recommend the book, it's by Betty Edwards.

    Keep up the good work! I really liked your silhouettes.

  • SpaceMooseSpaceMoose Registered User regular
    Hey dude. I am really enjoying black ink as well, keep at the drawings. One of the coolest things I've seen recently was Nate Van Dyke doing a black illustration, here

    youtube.com/watch?v=ksIsbwHqeks

    Ya, that super impressive. Definitely envy the fluidness of his linework even though it seems chaotic.
    Anyway, I am nowhere near as good! But here is a short bit of advice that might help on your still life stuff, it really helped me. The bottom the bench in your coffee shop drawings points to a fairly common problem where you are trying to draw what you know is there (a bench...) but struggling to make it fit and look right from a slightly awkward perspective.

    Yes, my eye for perspective is indeed off. One of the reasons that I try and work on it. Also rushing the drawings don't help much.

    In a book called "drawing on the right side of the brain" the author talks about how we try to draw the object as we understand it and as we think it should look, rather than drawing what is actually in front of us. A good way to get around this and to make the brain ignore the object and really draw what you are seeing is to draw the negative space.

    This is an AWFUL drawing of the side of a chair to demonstrate what negative space is

    YYUMbZjm.png

    So basically if you look at the shapes that are made by the edges of the negative space, your brain doesn't have a default 'this is a chair - I must draw a chair' setting for that little random shape you are looking at, so it forces it to really look at it properly and draw it. Once you've finished going around the object and finished all the negative space, the object is left in the middle and hopefully you will find you have been able to draw it pretty accurately.

    I hope that makes sense I feel like I explained it badly. I recommend the book, it's by Betty Edwards.

    Keep up the good work! I really liked your silhouettes.

    Ya, I have the book and went through it probably about 10 years ago, one of the other times I was into drawing for a bit. It's probably worth throwing back on the queue to go over again now that I'm more seriously practicing. Maybe I'll hit that up after I finish off Fun with a Pencil. Thanks for the comment, I appreciate it.

  • SpaceMooseSpaceMoose Registered User regular
    Cross posting from the doodle thread. (OCDing my art having to be in one thread).

    It's hard not to be inspired by a Johnny Cash song. Thought of this one for Inktober Day 9

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    Spoilering the song inspiration in case anyone wants to guess.
    Ghost Riders In the Sky

  • SpaceMooseSpaceMoose Registered User regular
    OCD cross posting from doodle. Am I annoying people by posting these in here every day? Should I stick to a weekly dump, leaving the dailies to the doodle thread?

    Best of the inktober drawings from last night while drawing various pro wrestlers from google image search. Approached this one trying to go very blocky and it turned out interesting I think. Looking forward to being done with faces and get some work on loomis bodies.

    InktoberProWrestler.jpg

  • SpaceMooseSpaceMoose Registered User regular
    Latest pieces from Fun With A Pencil. Getting ever closer to moving on to full bodies. After these few I feel like I'm really seeing progress. Drawing the women's faces is still hard though and I'm not as happy with how they are turning out.

    FunWithPencil16.jpg
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  • SpaceMooseSpaceMoose Registered User regular
    More progress. Three more faces from Fun With A Pencil.
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    Trying to apply what I've learned so far from FWP. Picked a random picture from the Sartorialist and sketched up the face real quick. After I'm done with FWP I think I might try and do a 100 of these.
    Sartorialist1.jpg

    Thinking of maybe starting to play with some shading or color as I've been living in linework only land for quite a while now.

  • SpaceMooseSpaceMoose Registered User regular
    And now finally done with the just head section of Fun With a Pencil. Here's the first set of heads and last drawing that I did just for some perspective.

    These are from April
    FunWithPencil1.jpg
    This is from last night.
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    Still a long road ahead but I'm really happy how far I've come since I started going through this book. Working on the full body section of the book now and already having a blast.

  • SpaceMooseSpaceMoose Registered User regular
    Some Sartorialist drawings from last week. Feeling like it's getting easier to draw faces. Inking them is pretty tough though and I feel like I'm epicly failing at drawing women. I kid you not that I did one last night that looked like Nick Cage in drag. Would love some advice on drawing the ladies.

    Sartorialist2.jpg
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  • SpaceMooseSpaceMoose Registered User regular
    edited December 2013
    Not many drawings worth putting up here lately but a sample of stuff I'm working through.

    Another Copic drawing
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    A Jake parker copy
    JakeParker1.jpg

    SpaceMoose on
    tapeslinger
  • SpaceMooseSpaceMoose Registered User regular
    Some work on eyes.

    Eyes1.jpg

  • SpaceMooseSpaceMoose Registered User regular
    I decided as this threads one year anniversary is fast approaching I would see how far I've done by re-drawing the first picture from this thread. This time I'm really taking my time on it, and hope to have it finished by the end of the month, working on it an hour here and there. A couple WIP shots in case anyone has any comments. I'm thinking the eyes might be a little too big. Gonna sit on it a day and measure it up to double check myself.

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  • SpaceMooseSpaceMoose Registered User regular
    More progress, just laying in some darks. Lots of detailing and mid tones left.

    OneYearGirl-3.jpg
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  • SpaceMooseSpaceMoose Registered User regular
    edited January 2014
    More progress. Gonna wait a bit and see if anything pops out as needing work. Anyone else see something that looks off?

    OneYearGirl-5.jpg
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    SpaceMoose on
  • SpaceMooseSpaceMoose Registered User regular
    Inspired by @sampangolin I'm starting my own Copic Asaro study. I think I missed it on the values here and started the darks off much too dark. I should have gone lighter to begin with. I think next time I'll start with the lights and go darker instead of the reverse.

    Asaro-1.jpg

    sampangolin
  • NibCromNibCrom Registered User regular
    Keep it up!

    Don't be afraid to make longer, confident lines. Much of your linework is short and scratchy.

    SpaceMoose
  • SpaceMooseSpaceMoose Registered User regular
    Thanks, I completely agree with you on that too. It's hard to trust myself to make those longer lines but I continue to try.

  • NibCromNibCrom Registered User regular
    SpaceMoose wrote: »
    Thanks, I completely agree with you on that too. It's hard to trust myself to make those longer lines but I continue to try.

    Don't be afraid to take risks and make mistakes on your pieces. The mistakes will help you learn!

    SpaceMoose
  • SpaceMooseSpaceMoose Registered User regular
    Thanks for the comments. I continue to work on that. As you can see from the above work, I have no issues with both making mistakes and posting them here. :)

    For now here's another study from Fun With A Pencil

    FunWithPencil23.jpg

    And another Asaro head. This time I started out with the light colors and worked in the dark. I definitely messed up some proportions here and got lost a bit in the drawing when going over it with a marker. I might be making this harder than it should be by using the copics, next time I'm gonna try pure pencil.

    Asaro-2.jpg

  • SpaceMooseSpaceMoose Registered User regular
    Still doing loomis studies, gesture studies, and other stuff. Here's a recent batch of Loomis work from Fun With A Pencil

    FunWithPencil24.jpg

  • SpaceMooseSpaceMoose Registered User regular
    More Loomis work:

    FunWithPencil25.jpg
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    Some more Jake Parker love

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    People sketching on the Sartorialist

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  • SpaceMooseSpaceMoose Registered User regular
    Been doing a bunch of gestures lately when I haven't been distracted by Crash Course US History. Tried a digital color master copy which failed miserably. Wanted to do a watercolor so did a small watercolor gesture. Lost it a bit on the face but on the whole I'm happy.

    Gesture6.jpg

  • SpaceMooseSpaceMoose Registered User regular
    Another attempt at color on a gesture, this one I'm more happy with. Including progress shots as well.

    GestureColor-1-1.jpg
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