Real noob´s sketchbook

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Re: Real noob´s sketchbook

Postby Enydimon » Sun Mar 12, 2017 1:14 pm

Honestly I think your values and your soft transitions with them are your strongest point. Do you have any advice on how to do that? Are you just building up from really low opacity or are the blocks ins more opaque?

I think your weakest point right now is your proportions. I was initially going to say line work, but I think if you sorted out your proportions then the lines would too. As an example, in that last drawing with the people in the hallway, the man closest to us has a huge head relative to his body and his hands are really small with short skinny fingers. There seems to be a lot of proportional oddities when you step further away from your reffed/studies work. Might be worth trying to move away from working directly with reference and spending a little more time trying to recreate nice proportions without having to immediately refer to anything.
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Re: Real noob´s sketchbook

Postby Varbas » Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:07 pm

Enydimon- Thanks. Yea well I dont know I struggle with this alot but generaly I try to figure out from where light comes from and where it hits the form. That point will be brightest and as the form turns around it gets darker and then just figure out what material and general color it is to what value range to use there( like I would use different value range for black t-shirt than for white). But yea I just improvise most of the time. I started looking at other artist I like and look for what exact values they use in different places. Someone like Ruan Jia, Stepan Alekseev on artstation and open their pieces and pick colors from piece and look at exact numbers and compare them :D
But as I said I dont understand it myself soo still trying to figure it out.
As for technical specific I just use one brush with lower opacity and just try to follow forms.

Yea when I start working on details (even in drawings) I sort of stop looking at it as a whole and just focus on little places :D Need to figure out something :D
Yea sounds like a nice exercise. Thanks for comment.

Some quick study, some longer copy and some sketches. Darkenned that character a bit but I found out I dont know how plate armor works in dim lighting...
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Re: Real noob´s sketchbook

Postby Varbas » Sat Mar 18, 2017 2:51 pm

Did not draw for a few days so not much just some studies.. also drawing a self portrait while the light is in your face is pretty anoying so at the end I didnt saw shit so it ended up like that.
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Re: Real noob´s sketchbook

Postby Varbas » Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:49 am

Just few studies and still struggling with that character... I found there few more mistakes so needet to correct them.
That character also looks super empty like nothing interesting on it so yea not much motivation to finish it.
Also I rebembered there is possibility to do sketches just for fun so yea I did one ....
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Re: Real noob´s sketchbook

Postby Varbas » Sun Mar 26, 2017 2:55 pm

Was a bit idle but I hope I will be going back to studying soon...
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Re: Real noob´s sketchbook

Postby Varbas » Wed Mar 29, 2017 11:27 am

Some studies and sketches.. Trying to finish that wips I have worked out so I can start doing new things..
Also wondering If I didnt made it too dark if it is still readable...
edit. oh wow I posted a wrong file of the last sketch... did not even noticed
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Re: Real noob´s sketchbook

Postby Varbas » Sun Apr 02, 2017 12:50 pm

Some shitty studies some shitty sketch and some shitty older drawings I didnt post... Should get back to some real studying again.
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Re: Real noob´s sketchbook

Postby Varbas » Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:04 pm

Some stuff from today.. want to finish that character soon and had new ide for new character. Maybe will try to do character faster or something as practice.
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Re: Real noob´s sketchbook

Postby Varbas » Thu Apr 06, 2017 2:23 am

some shitty stuff and some copies of marko djurdjevic stuff
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Re: Real noob´s sketchbook

Postby Varbas » Mon Apr 10, 2017 12:06 pm

Some stuff from few days.. was not good week to get stuff done so not much.
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Re: Real noob´s sketchbook

Postby Varbas » Wed Apr 12, 2017 1:56 pm

some sketches and stuff from few days..
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Re: Real noob´s sketchbook

Postby Varbas » Sat Apr 15, 2017 5:16 am

Just some quick studies and working on that elf in background. Not much.
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Re: Real noob´s sketchbook

Postby Varbas » Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:51 am

Some stuff.. Took a day off and now I dont know how to do stuff ...
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Re: Real noob´s sketchbook

Postby Varbas » Sat Apr 22, 2017 2:28 am

Dont know what I am doing so just some more stuff...
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Re: Real noob´s sketchbook

Postby Varbas » Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:35 pm

Worked a bit on that character.. and did some observation exercises but nothing special so I just piled them up together...
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Re: Real noob´s sketchbook

Postby Varbas » Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:17 pm

Working more on that character... didnt do much studying
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Re: Real noob´s sketchbook

Postby Varbas » Sun Apr 30, 2017 12:34 pm

Took a day of so not alot of stuff. DOnt know what to do next so just some random sketches..
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Re: Real noob´s sketchbook

Postby Varbas » Tue May 02, 2017 2:58 pm

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Re: Real noob´s sketchbook

Postby Varbas » Sat May 06, 2017 1:13 am

Not a good place.. just some shitty stuff
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Re: Real noob´s sketchbook

Postby Willlake » Sun May 07, 2017 6:42 am

hey realnoob, your rendering is coming along really nicely man- especially in that self portrait and the value work recently. Envious of the creamy rendering :D

more!
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Re: Real noob´s sketchbook

Postby Varbas » Tue May 09, 2017 11:30 am

Willlake- Thanks . Yea rendering is something I enjoy doing. But recetnly I am finding that the design and composition and stuff like that are more important and I lack skills in that. Yea that creamy rendering is fun but I am bad at doing material and texture works so it is not that good of a thing. But thanks for comment.

Did not draw for 3 days like a retard so did bit more stuff today....
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Re: Real noob´s sketchbook

Postby Varbas » Thu May 11, 2017 1:32 pm

Just some stuff... will work more on the color/values on that piece and it should be probably finally finished...
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Re: Real noob´s sketchbook

Postby Kikindaface » Sat May 13, 2017 7:56 am

wow, tons of work here ! For your pencil stuff, you should really be more careful of your lineweight, it's help to better express your strokes, give more depth to what yo'ure drawing and overall have a better drawing ! keep it up !

edit : nevermind my advice, i was stuck on the first page haha, you improved a lot ! keep it up !
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Re: Real noob´s sketchbook

Postby Varbas » Mon May 15, 2017 1:05 pm

Kikindaface- Yea was kinda suprised because I did not do any pencil stuff recently so I thought I did some and just do not remember :D But also I am far from being any good with pencils so I will take your advice. Thanks.

Took few days off(again) and did some useless studies but will be back. Also "finished" that thing finaly. Far from perfect but yea should do some new stuff.
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Re: Real noob´s sketchbook

Postby Varbas » Thu May 18, 2017 12:02 pm

Some stuff.... Had new idea for character.. well kinda cheated and used random generator for dnd but using it as exercise to get idea just by some set characteristics.
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Re: Real noob´s sketchbook

Postby Varbas » Sun May 21, 2017 1:14 pm

Took few days off soo just some quick sketches and some studies... Kinda forgot or did not realized how drawing something and then trying to draw it from imagination helps. Like I dont really remember the whole thing but just the little stuff so you can combine them in your own designes.
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Re: Real noob´s sketchbook

Postby Varbas » Tue May 23, 2017 1:07 pm

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Re: Real noob´s sketchbook

Postby Varbas » Sat May 27, 2017 4:32 am

Stuff from past few days.. Finished the design I was working on. Was watching few videos on design and stuff so trying to try some stuff but still I have no idea what I´m doing with this :D Dont know if it is too busy or something. Also trying to focus on proportions and stuff with my studies .
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Re: Real noob´s sketchbook

Postby Varbas » Sun May 28, 2017 11:56 am

Started working on that character. Also had weird idea with that guy sketch but yea did not get to it yet. Just sketched it out.
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Re: Real noob´s sketchbook

Postby Varbas » Tue May 30, 2017 2:42 pm

Some stuff. Just working on that character.
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