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Imbalantus Sketchbook [28jul2017]

Postby Imbalantus » Mon May 26, 2014 8:59 am

Hey guys, nice forum you have here with lots of motivated people. I'm a 30y/o from Germany who is hoping to one day be able to make a living with making art. My work ethic needs some improvement as I manage only about 3h per day, so hopefully my participation here will motivate me to work more.

Right now I'm doing leg anatomy studies and 1h/day construction studies. Later I'll also post some gestures.

Here are some drawing from last 3 days. Suggestions are always welcome.

Most of the drawings are from reference. Whenever something is from mind/memory then it is designated with a "M".
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Re: Imbalantus Sketchbook

Postby sachsapne » Tue May 27, 2014 5:56 am

your visualization of figures in 3d awesome. Those legs look great too. Keep posting man
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Re: Imbalantus Sketchbook

Postby Imbalantus » Wed May 28, 2014 8:10 am

Thanks Sach.

Here are drawing's from today. Construction. And some 2min gestures. Not very happy with the gestures, line quality is so-so in most, failure rate is too high. Oh well, gotta practise more...
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Re: Imbalantus Sketchbook

Postby Imbalantus » Thu May 29, 2014 9:00 am

2m gestures from today.
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Re: Imbalantus Sketchbook

Postby bishbob » Thu May 29, 2014 9:07 am

Awwwww those forms are delicious! I wanna see more drawings and if you do them - painted/rendered stuff... digital or not.

Cheers and do more of these great studies!
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Re: Imbalantus Sketchbook

Postby matthew » Thu May 29, 2014 9:19 am

Hi!
The 2m gestures are looking good :) Do more of those. And I agree
with bishbob. Show us some colored stuff, too!
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Re: Imbalantus Sketchbook

Postby Imbalantus » Fri May 30, 2014 7:12 am

Thanks Bishbob and Matthew.

Okay, you want coloured stuff, then I'll post coloured stuff (leg studies):

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Just joking. :)

The last coloured stuff I did was 9-10 years ago. I started doing art again in oktober 2013. For now I want to focus on drawing figure until I get good enough at inventig figures from imagination. I hope that in fall this year I will be ready for colour.
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Re: Imbalantus Sketchbook

Postby Imbalantus » Fri May 30, 2014 7:15 am

And of course the daily 2m gestures:
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Re: Imbalantus Sketchbook

Postby Jomichu » Fri May 30, 2014 10:16 am

Wow your figures... they have an amazing sense of form and action, I'm so jealous dude TT^TT
Keep it up, but just remember to branch out from figures a lot as well :)
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Re: Imbalantus Sketchbook

Postby Imbalantus » Sat May 31, 2014 8:50 am

Thanks Jomichu.


Daily gestures, this time probably 3-4-5m, from an acrobatics video.
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I tend to neglect my imagination figures. Probably because I'm afraid of them, afraid of failure. Here a page just imagination:
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And this is an imagination practise that I think I'm going to incorporate into my daily routine. Basically first study/memorize the reference for a minute or so, then quicksketch it from memory/imagination.
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Re: Imbalantus Sketchbook

Postby Drmiasma » Sat May 31, 2014 9:01 am

Damn!!
Your figures are so nice, you can perfectly sense the form and movement.
And those legs!! <3
I have always struggled with the square construction,guess that practice fixes everything :P
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Re: Imbalantus Sketchbook [05/31/2014]

Postby Imbalantus » Sun Jun 01, 2014 8:23 am

Thanks, Drmiasma. Yes, construction is important, the more you practise it the more easier it will be, and hopefully one day it will be intuitive.


Daily gestures:
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Re: Imbalantus Sketchbook [05/31/2014]

Postby lou2209 » Mon Jun 02, 2014 10:43 am

Wow your figures are just so lovely to look at! You make it seem easy haha

I really can't wait to see more, super inspiring stuff :)
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Re: Imbalantus Sketchbook [05/31/2014]

Postby Imbalantus » Wed Jun 04, 2014 9:44 am

Thanks Lou. Trust me, it's not easy. For one somewhat solid page I have two that I can throw away.


Daily 2m gestures.
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Imagination. This time an exercise from Ron Lemen. Draw a figure from a different angle than the one shown in the reference pic.
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Re: Imbalantus Sketchbook [06/04/2014]

Postby matthew » Wed Jun 04, 2014 2:21 pm

Your figures are developing well. :)
Maybe you could add some detailed studies to your routine or start working on the parts that you are skipping at the moment. (hands, feet)
I feel like you should start branching out. Don't stop doing the gestures but also start looking into other things.
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Re: Imbalantus Sketchbook [06/04/2014]

Postby Luna » Wed Jun 04, 2014 3:22 pm

Very good gestures & anatomy. You waked me up.... thank you XP... I will come back to keep studying them ^^
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Re: Imbalantus Sketchbook [06/04/2014]

Postby LawtonLonsdale » Wed Jun 04, 2014 3:59 pm

Hey mate! Great progress throughout this thread! These are lovely. Keep it up.
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Re: Imbalantus Sketchbook [06/04/2014]

Postby Imbalantus » Thu Jun 05, 2014 9:18 am

Thanks, Lawtonlonsdale.

Luna, please don't study my drawings, they are too weak! Before I gesture draw I always take some minutes to look at other artists' gesture drawings, lately I have been looking at drawings from Glen Orbik, Erik Gist and Algenpfleger, so that I can get into the right mood.

Thanks, Matthew. I agree about longer studies, when I am in advanced stage of learning some area of anatomy then I make longer studies, like the ones in my first post. You're right about hands and feet. Actually I'm working through Hampton's book, now I feel like I'm done with legs and I've started studying feet. So you guys are going to see a lot of feet soon. ;) I don't do just gestures, mostly I actually do studies like in the next pic, I don't show them, cos there isn't really any effort in it and I don't want to bore anyone, in that kind of work I'm just trying to figure out how to construct things.

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Imagination.
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Re: Imbalantus Sketchbook [06/05/2014]

Postby Thewalkingbar » Mon Jun 09, 2014 2:42 am

Awesome stuff. I wish there was anything more constructive for me to say, but that's not the case. The improvement is really rapid.
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Re: Imbalantus Sketchbook [06/05/2014]

Postby Imbalantus » Mon Jun 09, 2014 8:13 am

Thanks, Thewalkingbar.

Daily gestures 2.5-5m
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Re: Imbalantus Sketchbook [06/05/2014]

Postby Asatira » Mon Jun 09, 2014 8:45 am

You have a lot of really good work here. Your figures are really, really good, especially the two-minute gestures. I'm impressed you're able to get across so much form in such limited time; a good result of practice. Like others, I would suggest having more things to study, such as hands, feet, and heads. Most of the work so far has been the whole body, which is fine, but you can continue to do the full-body studies while touching on smaller areas. I'm glad to see you are starting to do so some feet studies.

The only other thing I would suggest is maybe do the occasional still life study. Figures are great, but looking at other forms can add to your work on the figure. This can include cloth or drapery studies.

Excellent work and progress. Keep it up.
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Re: Imbalantus Sketchbook [06/05/2014]

Postby mister.guiang » Tue Jun 10, 2014 9:09 am

ooooOoo... super jealous at your anatomy construction. i really need to polish up on construction myself but i'm so distracted by how good your figures are :D i'll need to crack open the Hampton book and just practice practice practice! aside from anatomy - i would like to see you branch out into other subjects as well? but definitely keep it up Imbalantus!

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Re: Imbalantus Sketchbook [06/05/2014]

Postby Imbalantus » Tue Jun 10, 2014 10:24 am

Thanks Asatira and Mr. Guiang.

I get told a lot to branch out. I've learned to do things methodically and step-by-step, because I think that's the most efficient way of learning. I have chosen to focus on the human body because almost all problems of drawing are present in the human figure, i.e. whoever can draw the human body can basically draw almost everything else. So my belief is that in a way drawing the human figure is in itself already the most "branched out" approach toward drawing, because it adresses so many problems of drawing at the same time. For example let's say I focus on drawing futuristic vehicles and landscapes. Even if I get really good at that it doesn't mean that I will be good at drawing humans, in reality I would have tremendous problems, because the human body is extremely more complex than any weapon design, vehicle or landscape. But on the other hand, if I first learn to draw humans really well then I won't have any problem drawing vehicles, weapons, monsters etc. Well, that's my theory, let's hope that the theory is correct. ;)

Right now I'm working through Hampton's book. Chapter by chapter. Now I'm at feet, then comes drapery. Then I will spend some time on parts of the body that I have problems with. Head-neck-shoulder connection. Ribcage-hips connection. Things like that. Then I'll probably focus on drawing full figures with sci-fi equipment, armor etc, just classical concept art, character design. I plan to buy a tablet in fall and then we'll see.


Anyhow, daily 150sec gestures:
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Imagination. Messed one up pretty badly, sry bout that. :/
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And some feet studies. I've tons of those, just quick throw-away studies, some from reference (Hampton, Chen, Bammes, Peck) and some from imagination.
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Re: Imbalantus Sketchbook [10jun2014]

Postby Luna » Tue Jun 10, 2014 10:40 am

Luna, please don't study my drawings, they are too weak! Before I gesture draw I always take some minutes to look at other artists' gesture drawings, lately I have been looking at drawings from Glen Orbik, Erik Gist and Algenpfleger, so that I can get into the right mood.

OK, yes Sir! :)

You feet sketch study are very exquisite. Just very nice! ^^
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Re: Imbalantus Sketchbook [10jun2014]

Postby Imbalantus » Wed Jun 11, 2014 9:30 am

Thanks Luna. Unfortunately the feet look okay only from reference, from imagination it's a lot more difficult. :/

Daily 150sec gestures
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Feet, from Hampton and peck, and from life
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Re: Imbalantus Sketchbook [11jun2014]

Postby Imbalantus » Fri Jun 13, 2014 9:30 am

Daily gestures 60sec
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150sec
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Re: Imbalantus Sketchbook [13jun2014]

Postby Imbalantus » Sat Jun 14, 2014 10:01 am

Daily gestures 60sec
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Nontimed, probably 10min
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Imagination
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Re: Imbalantus Sketchbook [14jun2014]

Postby V3T » Sat Jun 14, 2014 10:13 am

Your figures look great! Do you have any other stuff you do or are you dedicating some time to just figure studies?
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Re: Imbalantus Sketchbook [14jun2014]

Postby Zhene » Sat Jun 14, 2014 3:07 pm

Such great figures!!!!!!!!! SO GREAT. Only thing I'd like to see is either some clothed figures, since it seems you have the figure down. ( we can't have all naked people haha ) orrrrrr some detailed long poses like others have stated where you shade the figure completely. You're really great ^ . ^ Thank you for the comment in my sketchbook!
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Re: Imbalantus Sketchbook [14jun2014]

Postby Sophie_Draws » Sat Jun 14, 2014 3:28 pm

Your figures are great! It’s really motivational to see so much work. I’m definitely going to keep an eye on your sketchbook :)
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