Wednesday, March 13, 2013

lets do this. some work during January

so i picked my weakest point and began from there.  i cant draw straight lines, cubes,  or boxes.  my perspective is so awful its silly.  so over the break i began drawing a lot in pen. i needed to make my drawings much more confident and doing it pen is the best way.  so i worked traditionally.

these papers all over my room.

what you see here is exercises for basically getting better draftmanship and confidence in ones linework.  an example is drawing a straight line and drawing over it again 7 more times on the of the first line that you marked down and keeping it straight as possible.  ellipse excercises and cubes.  also some anatomical studies done from michael hamptons book (  if anyone here is familiar with peter han i am following his exercises that he shows in his dynamic sketching class.  i also picked up a design sketching book( and drew cubes like crazy over the break... just repetition over and over and over again.  this was done during the month of january.  ( this is really boring exercises and not really fun stuff to look at, but its definitely helping me figure lot of things out.  )

attempted drawing on the wacom tablet some of the cubes  found it easier to measure the angles to make sure it was acute enough for it to be cube... note that its aLot easier to draw traditionally.  

 some darksiders 2 art... so wanted to just paint for fun from this concept artist.  © to the original artist and Darksiders 2 .  

trying some lineart in photoshop

painting from the same photo.  

gesture studies from michael hamptons book

yu chenhong © to the respectful artist.  tryign to study mech armor guy and i love his designs.. hes an amazing artist. 

quick line art

and then trying to paint it.   © to respectful cosplayer and the original photos.  i find cosplayers are really fun reference to use to study from.  

Shaddy Safadi put up an awesome tutorial on his youtube channel and i was trying to follow it one evening.  this is far as i got.  the video is found here (  

and another study.  really need to work on my shapes and mark making.  i just wanna go in there and start doing details.

january was the start of this new approach.  with the idea of just drawing really honestly whatever.. i need to draw more, a lot more.  

© to the respectful owners of the original images / art.  

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