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Re: Real noob´s sketchbook

Postby Varbas » Mon Nov 28, 2016 1:11 pm

I decided that this portrait should be finished, because I keep digging into it and I should probably start on working on something else. Probably going to work on some characters for portfolio.
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Re: Real noob´s sketchbook

Postby Varbas » Thu Dec 01, 2016 12:01 pm

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Re: Real noob´s sketchbook

Postby Varbas » Sat Dec 03, 2016 1:18 pm

Couldnt really draw yesterdey, needet to do some stuff so I just did quick study and setup that pirate figure for rendering in evening.
Started rendering it and found out that on white backgrdound the details get kinda washed out so I put some darker gray for background. But I dont know if I am going to keep that just while I am rendering it or even as a final, because I was looking at some dnd characters and most of them are on white background. Not that I thing I must copy but I am now aiming to build portfolio for this kind of jobs soo I dont know, just thinking.
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Re: Real noob´s sketchbook

Postby Varbas » Sun Dec 04, 2016 12:54 pm

Today stuff. Just working bits on that pirate..
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Re: Real noob´s sketchbook

Postby Varbas » Tue Dec 06, 2016 11:47 am

Didnt do much stuff. Finished the character sketch and picked up older sketch. Maybe even finish it.
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Re: Real noob´s sketchbook

Postby Varbas » Thu Dec 08, 2016 12:51 pm

Didnt draw for a day, and trying some color stuff like working just in color. Not really working out.
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Re: Real noob´s sketchbook

Postby Zipfelzeus » Sun Dec 11, 2016 3:30 am

Heya Varbas! I see you are busy. You're values have always been on top. I really love seeing you doing all these characters and illustrations. Don't get discouraged that the straight up color didn't work out so well. I was probably just unusal since you work in grayscale so much. After a few more tries it will feel much more natural.

Still really impressed with the work load you showing us here! Keep it up please :D
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Re: Real noob´s sketchbook

Postby Varbas » Mon Dec 12, 2016 1:32 pm

Zipfelzeus- Thanks man. Glad somebody enjoys them :D Yea its probably that and I should just work over it, or do some new studies focused just on color or something. And thanks, sometimes it feels like I focus more on quantity than quality but I quess there is no way around it, just work alot and pray you will get better someday :D Thanks for comment.

The past few days was more drinking than drawing but yea should jump back into it.
Some stuff from past few days. Just mindless "studies" and sketches.
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And some stuff from today.
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Re: Real noob´s sketchbook

Postby Varbas » Tue Dec 13, 2016 2:07 pm

Some stuff from today and the last one is just older study aplication I forgot to post. And I dont know how but I totaly forgot how cool are old masters with edges. Going to look into it more. Also forgot how cool traditional can be.
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Re: Real noob´s sketchbook

Postby Varbas » Wed Dec 14, 2016 2:15 pm

Some stuff from today. Didnt really thought about what the thing I started working about should be and what characters to place there sooo didnt know what to put there so did some sketches instead :D Maybe tomorow I skip some photo study or something and take more time to think over it.
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Re: Real noob´s sketchbook

Postby Varbas » Fri Dec 16, 2016 1:48 pm

Didnt really draw these few days and not going to draw much during the weekend. But yea at least something and I kinda figuring out forms more and more so at least something.
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Re: Real noob´s sketchbook

Postby Varbas » Mon Dec 19, 2016 2:39 pm

Didnt draw for a day just feeding my alcoholism. And also didnt do much today just some renderings and stuff.
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Re: Real noob´s sketchbook

Postby Varbas » Tue Dec 20, 2016 2:33 pm

Didnt do much today just some stuff.. should pick up the slack.
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Re: Real noob´s sketchbook

Postby Varbas » Thu Dec 22, 2016 3:49 pm

Yesterday I totally failed with everything and today I did just some random stuff... I somehow managed to go backwards with my skills.
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Re: Real noob´s sketchbook

Postby Varbas » Fri Dec 23, 2016 1:16 pm

too lazy these few days..just one quick sketch and one study..
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Re: Real noob´s sketchbook

Postby Varbas » Sun Dec 25, 2016 4:45 pm

Too lazy these days so just 2day color study and sketch...
The original image I studiet from is from Tyler Jacobson if anybody was wondering.
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Re: Real noob´s sketchbook

Postby Varbas » Wed Dec 28, 2016 12:31 pm

Man focus droping... Too lazy these days...
The last study is not even study I was just trying some new brushes, didnt even learn anything...
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Re: Real noob´s sketchbook

Postby Varbas » Thu Dec 29, 2016 3:57 pm

shitty ,shit, shit.
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Re: Real noob´s sketchbook

Postby Imbalantus » Thu Dec 29, 2016 6:28 pm

Your rendering skills are very impressive.

I think you stylize quite a bit, which works, but sometimes the proportions are off too much. It pays off to invest half an hour to double check and correct proportions before going into rendering. For myself I have made it a habit to sleep over a drawing before I begin rendering, so that next day I can see easier if something is off.
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Re: Real noob´s sketchbook

Postby Varbas » Sun Jan 01, 2017 2:17 pm

Imbalantus- Thanks. Yea the never ending struggle of bad proportions :D Probably I should just stop beiing lazy and always check my proportions. I found in loomis books some interesting stuff on that so I will check it out.

Finding out that maybe using reference is not that bad of a idea but I just dont know how to use it. I end up just copying the reference so I wasnt using any but I should look into it.
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Re: Real noob´s sketchbook

Postby Varbas » Mon Jan 02, 2017 4:20 pm

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Re: Real noob´s sketchbook

Postby Varbas » Tue Jan 03, 2017 4:08 pm

I did in the morning few more studies of horns without aplication but I closed and not saved it like a retard soo I cant post it.
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Re: Real noob´s sketchbook

Postby Varbas » Fri Jan 06, 2017 1:40 pm

Didnt draw for a day. I did just bit of stuff on that sketch but I will probably call it done. Maybe put on him some tattoo or scaring dont know yet.
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Re: Real noob´s sketchbook

Postby Varbas » Sat Jan 07, 2017 2:29 pm

Just a few stuff..
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Re: Real noob´s sketchbook

Postby Varbas » Sun Jan 08, 2017 1:21 pm

Some stuff from today. Just continuing to render older sketches but probably should do some new things before I forget how to do that.
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Re: Real noob´s sketchbook

Postby Varbas » Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:35 pm

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Re: Real noob´s sketchbook

Postby Varbas » Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:37 pm

Didnt really do much just some stuff.
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Re: Real noob´s sketchbook

Postby Campside » Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:42 pm

Nice work here man! Your rendering and colors are looking pretty solid. I particularly like your still life studies. I think your values sometimes end up too concentrated in the grey range and can be pushed further to have more contrast. Your figures always look convincingly three dimensional but the proportion feels kind of off, specifically the scale of the head and arms.
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Re: Real noob´s sketchbook

Postby Varbas » Thu Jan 12, 2017 1:29 pm

Campside- thanks. Yea I should probably check out something for correct meassuring of proportions or something but now kinda doing multiple stuff at once soo didnt really got to it. And the values I played with calibration of my monitor so I am not really used to new value range of my monitor yet.
Also I am fan of Stepan Alekseev work and I like how he mostly does not really goes to black .

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Re: Real noob´s sketchbook

Postby Varbas » Sat Jan 14, 2017 1:30 pm

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