View Full Version : afroXcore's Sketchbook
01-21-2005, 06:07 PM
okay, first i'll say that my sketchbook is too big for my scanner, (11x14 i think) so pics from my digi cam have to do.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v330/CyanideBlue87/4adbaa1f.jpg this one isn't my favorite :huh:
01-22-2005, 04:31 PM
heehee..on the third pic, the guy toward the middle/top looks like osama bin laden...but maybe it seems like that just to me, the first is kinda confusing but, then agian i can see where one sketch begins and the other ends.
im surprised noone has commented on this yet...shame shame
01-24-2005, 11:20 AM
heehee..on the third pic, the guy toward the middle/top looks like osama bin laden...but maybe it seems like that just to me...
really? maybe it's the orientation, to be honest, i was thinking of the g-man when i drew it, but i guess i got off somewhere else...
11-05-2008, 10:17 AM
i realised i made two sketchbook threads.
i guess i'll merge them myself.
that's old stuff
here's more new stuff
this was the sketch for the poster i put in WIP
random doodle with markers
using advice from sxey's thread, and with approval of Sir Mixalot
I've been drawing this alot lately.
While watching gundam wing on youtube
Quick sketch while on the topic of politcs
Pen sketches. I didn't know ball point pens would leave a yellow mark on paper after a while
again, <3 big black markers
my sketchbook cover.
11-10-2008, 09:56 PM
I believe this would be my first serious sketch in a while. i so want to ink it and color it. It's also perhaps my first fan art. though i can't really remember... it's from the manga Elfen Lied.
11-11-2008, 09:34 AM
I like the dancer, has movement :)
Not so fond of the anime piece though, but that's just my personal preference.
11-12-2008, 11:59 AM
in time i want to refine it. I'll be doing it over again in time, i didn't like how the dancer came out.
11-12-2008, 01:54 PM
Hey man, nice sketches, they seem almost as loose and random as mine. The ink page with the (Sxey help i think) was awesome, I would focus on that, but also keep doing what youre doing, random, let yourself be loose and fill up pages.
this is just my approach (you can tell from my pages), but if you let yourself have fun sketching and practicing you will improve more. Also, ink is what the cool people use (just so everyone knows).
06-14-2009, 09:24 PM
okay, big update.
sketch from some flickr i found, i'll have to hunt for the picture again.
played a bit with ink here, another drawing from reference.
yeah, i like k-on!... but it gave me more practice with markers.
a quick sketch i made an hour ago, from a photo i found very interesting. I drew it on top of another attempt at a portrait from earlier, and left the other on the bottom. i really like how this ended up :)
i got a copy of it here. (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v330/CyanideBlue87/sketchbook/?action=view¤t=1193445_29181516.jpg)
this shows how I need to work on consistency.
06-15-2009, 04:38 PM
Really nice stuff here, but it seems that you're trying to find a style, cuz ur doing realism, mangas and some other things :P My only tip: continue sketching from life and try to get the basic shapes fast, because some of your drawings arent as the original image was, for example the brush is angled on your drawing while its horizontal on the original image, and also, the brush goes over his eyebrow on ur drawing while its going over it on the reference image. Nice stuff though :D
06-16-2009, 11:10 AM
ah dammit, what does photobucket have against drawn nipples?
06-16-2009, 03:57 PM
Nice improvement! ;o
Darn photobucket! Gimme nipples! :c
06-18-2009, 12:58 PM
Woah, those old band pictures are really very nice. They show good structuring and theres something fresh about them, lots of energy.
Love this one.
Overall you've got a good eye for form and detail, you just need to clean things up a bit, give as much information with each stroke as you can.
06-22-2009, 01:56 PM
i really should go back and redo those sketches, keeping it clean isn't one of my strong points. i always want to correct or reinforce my lines.
07-09-2009, 11:36 AM
i'm trying out hosting my sketchbook from blogger, i've made a few scans.
07-09-2009, 11:59 AM
Does blogger host your images?? Might consider setting one up at some point.
I don't really know anything about blogs, I just stumbled across sampleviewer and bookmarked it incase I might use it.
Does it work with blogger, cause that'd be sweet.
More on-topic: Those girls in the 1st and 2nd image are nice. The lines have a good bit of freedom and energy.. Maybe try a finer pen for the details when inking though.
And yeah, those pics are MASSIVE... atleast trim the blank page bits off >_>
07-09-2009, 12:13 PM
sorry about that :p
blogger is all google, and they have this image hosting service called picasa, but they don't do hotlinking it seems. when you have your gmail account, you don't have much left to do to set one up.
the convenient thing is that you can upload to your blog while writing an entry, and it'll host it on your picasa account. The WYSIWYG editor could use work though.
10-18-2009, 10:38 PM
Google's a tad shady IMO
i used that grid thing they teach you when you learn to draw for the first time. I think it came out lovely :D
10-19-2009, 08:31 AM
creepy last pic! ahah you were transferring an image and then turned it all creepified?
and i didnt realize you used advice from my thread O.O what advice was it? from the anatomy book i bought? *confused* haha
10-19-2009, 12:37 PM
Pretty much copied as is. Although you did give me the idea to try and creep up an image now.
And i cant remember the advice right now -_-
i'll have to scan in my sketckbook some more when i get the chance.
10-28-2009, 11:22 PM
until i get a better scan of this, i'll put this up here.
drawn from a reference.
also used india ink, dip pen and a brush.
10-30-2009, 09:03 AM
can I haz link to orginal ? looks great !
10-30-2009, 11:48 AM
HERE YOU ARE! (http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1034/560550392_dc6df47dbb.jpg)
01-13-2010, 04:27 PM
today i got my scanner to agree with me, here's one i posted from another thread first
and this is from today.
i promise an art dump in the coming weeks.
01-13-2010, 05:47 PM
i promise an art dump in the coming weeks.
Dump! Dump!! Dump!!!
That mecha girl is way cool. Moar, plz. :)
01-13-2010, 10:56 PM
k, so after having resolved the problems with my scanner, i bring you these.
these came from my old sketckbook i finished in november.
Using a reference (poorly), i used pen and a bit of wash to make this. I don't like the way it came out anymore
here i begin to ripoff Bruce Timm
i found a couple painting from him a few months back, i like the way he makes female bodies.
I wish i knew what i tried to accomplish here.
For some reason, i was stricken with the desire to draw wonder woman. Scan sucks though, sorry.
I thoroughly enjoyed assassins creed II btw. i found this absolutely fitting.
From here on is my current sketckbook
Trying to get a handle on a good head construction.
I've noticed that many of my figures appear flat, like they don't occupy any kind of space, so i started using the 30second pose thing on posemaniacs.
Cubes EBREEWHERE!!! This is all supposed to help that flat feeling my stuff has.
A couple more poses, and i drew something off of Battle Angel Alita. it was fun :3
Shapes shapes shapes
there are many, many poses in this tangle of lines.
and here's the last page so far in my current sketchbook.
I'd really like to try a once a week update on this thing, since i'd like some constructive criticism.
01-14-2010, 04:18 AM
The only thing I can say is to try to stop patting your lines and go for more precise strokes. xD The usual "try using ballpoint pen" advice applies here.
Otherwise... Keep updating!
01-15-2010, 05:50 PM
Yup yup yup, great studies, I like them... I really should get started on these... >.> Anyways, keep them coming
01-15-2010, 06:28 PM
Yeh you're getting there, I can definitely see the improvement since november....
Its all about practice, and through practice... finding what works best for you, and developing your own techniques. Even if thats through trying out everyone else's first and coming up with your own combination.
Personally, the cubes thing wouldn't cut it for me... all it would help with would be the angle/direction of the head and a bit of perspective... but it doesn't describe the shape of the head and its features at all.
The pillow/beanbag for torso however DOES work for me. I found it a big help, especially the way you can curl the torso inwards, or give it a twist etc... Then I moved on to realizing the torso through plotting out the skeletal structures first. Like the pelvis and ribcage, and then just built up from there.
I also found drawing the skull a GREAT help with understanding the human face. Its really complicated, all the surfaces and angles and curves. But when you think about it, everyone has pretty much the same skull... so why not start from there.
I never really did enough studies from reference... so I had to figure out other ways of working things out for myself. Anywho, this is just me ranting on about the good ol' days when we'd get up at the crack of dawn and walk 10 miles through the snow with only a sock to share between 12 of us.......... zzzzzz
02-22-2010, 09:44 AM
02-22-2010, 01:32 PM
I will second astrapho's "petting lines" post.... it is a bad habit that I have as well.
There's not really anything else to say, except keep up the studies! The improvement is showing, nice work man.
03-01-2010, 07:40 AM
figured i'd update a bit. I really should pick something from my sketchbook to finish up.
03-01-2010, 09:40 AM
Check out all them smooches just a' floating in thin airz! I'm diggin' the chick done up in ink as well.
03-12-2010, 10:39 PM
i wanna do something with this pic, and i really wanted to try and draw curly hair.
03-13-2010, 07:25 PM
Hey there last face looks sweet!
Keep doing that anatomy seems like its helping a lot :)
03-19-2010, 09:49 PM
I got into my markers again. I want to play more with color and start my color theory tutorial.
03-27-2010, 12:26 PM
quick little post before i head out for work.
03-27-2010, 12:31 PM
do you do these from observing people around you or from your head??
03-27-2010, 12:33 PM
no, these are just sketches from some pictures in deviant art.
03-28-2010, 09:19 AM
okay, another little art dump.
I've decided to paint some SA goons.
03-30-2010, 03:42 AM
K, did a still life last night. I'm sort of a happy with this result.
Red Hot Hoshi
03-30-2010, 12:51 PM
When the page loaded, all I saw was the first sketch, and I honestly almost thought that was your completed still life.
03-30-2010, 06:42 PM
Nice. I'm diggin' the in-progress shots.
04-26-2010, 07:25 PM
keep hammering those still lifes!
04-27-2010, 10:10 PM
New Dump. sorry for the crappy quality.
drew alucard's thing in the concept tag, but i don't have a ticket, so it goes here.
04-29-2010, 08:35 PM
cool faces - keep it up!
07-01-2010, 11:35 AM
done from a reference, but didn't stick to it too much. Used a pen nib, and lightly used a brush to make a wash. Wrinkled the page though.
07-01-2010, 12:35 PM
Awesomesauce, baby. I love traditional mediums. :)
07-01-2010, 03:26 PM
Oh i absolutely love using pen and ink, but i feel theres such a learning curve with using it, cause every time i used it in my art classes from high school onwards led to disaster D:
07-04-2010, 10:04 AM
I really should work more on my ink and brush work. I really want to finish my Artcards like this.
Here's an older one i made, i don't really like it but whatev's
based on this
i don't know how he does this kinda work, but i know the artist works digitally as well as with traditional materials.
07-04-2010, 11:09 AM
It wouldn't be too tricky to do that kind of stuff with photoshop. Its mainly just taking a high-contrast image, and overlaying lots of splatter textures, tweaking the blending modes and overlaying some colour into it.
I like your inked spacegirl though, I'd say try using diluted washes and stuff to get smoother results. And keep milling out those sketches, you're definitely improving.
07-06-2010, 02:25 PM
i'm going to eventually want to color this with markers, but i'm a little hesitant to start.
i should probably post what i've done for the art cards to, it'll upload them later.
08-07-2010, 09:26 PM
did some reference drawings from dA again.
i may have to re-scan these, they look awful.
EDIT BUMP UPDATE!!!!
I'm reading figure drawing for what it's worth or whatever by Loomis, i'm trying out some times from early in the book
08-18-2010, 11:09 AM
Okay, this is a big update IMO.
I have begun reading "Drawing on the Right side of the Brain" and here are the preinstruction drawings they've asked me to do.
I worked with some bristol paper i had lying around and a stick of 6B graphite that i was looking for an excuse to use.
The first one is "My Self Portrait"
my notes is that it's kind of a weak resemblance IMO.
here's a pic of me from a few hours ago to compare.
Second, is "Draw a Person from Memory"
I decided I'll draw as many people as i can from memory, each with a different timespan from when i last saw them, starting with an old friend from college (few years ), my girlfriend (sunday ), and a coworker (only about 3-4 hours before ). Then after realizing i only drew girls, i though to draw another coworker with distinct characteristics, and failed .
My notes: Obviously the portrait suffered the longer it's been since i've seen them (even going to far as to double check reference for my gf, which STILL came out wrong,yikes).
Finally, there's my hand.
oh yeah, looks wonderful :huh:
08-18-2010, 12:33 PM
I have begun reading "Drawing on the Right side of the Brain" and here are the preinstruction drawings they've asked me to do...
I love that book. :)
I'm also diggin' the new avatar.
08-18-2010, 10:58 PM
i've done another exercise from the book, i had fun with this because i've done this before.
09-15-2010, 10:12 PM
Just another small dump, this time exclusively from my classes this semester.
First drawing was to make a pose of a dancing figure. No reference, and strictly a pretest (we didn't learn anything yet)
Somehow my class had the argument that a model would improve our pose or drawing somewhat, so my professor posed for us and we did a 15 min drawing. We found that having the model didn't improve our drawings.
In my other class, we had to the the basic "draw random crap" kind of assignments, so i started filling my book with simple contour and gesture drawings.
And we begin with the part i like least, Cross Contour. it's something i've always had trouble with and never got right IMO.
Working with a piece of bristol, i made this :confused:
i picked up this fanciful little sketchbook made from unbleached paper. Makes for a more interesting texture IMO.
that's about it for now.
09-16-2010, 11:00 PM
Hooray for Utrecht art supplies. I love textured paper, it keeps you honest by making you stay away from the eraser, and forces to you to really crank those lines in. Besides, Utrecht is a nice place, so there ya go.
What is the purpose of cross-contour? I'm familiar with contour shading, but this doesn't quite look like the same thing.
Awesome update, BTW. :)
09-19-2010, 09:30 AM
i guess it's more like mimicking a wire frame. I'm still very awful at it, and i haven't practiced since the update (that and i can't seem to find the sketchbook to do it in. ;_; )
11-03-2010, 09:44 PM
Big Classroom Art Dump!!!!
Excuse my photographs, many of these drawings are on paper too big for my scanner...
From the last few months, i've noted big improvements with my work. Right now i'm going to upload things from my Drawing II class, and when i get around to it, i'll post my figure drawing studies.
On to the dump!!!
We had just learned how to achieve what my professor calls "thrust" of a figure. It's something like establishing an action line that makes it easier to get the figure to look like it takes up volume.
This and the last pic were long before we would get to draw from a live model. Just the basic still life. Didn't do so well on shading, but since then i feel i got better.
This is from my Drawing II class. Not much to say about this, my professor said we could draw our still life in pieces. Don't quite know why, the light sources won't match up, but whatever. I can always fix this later.
The following 3 are portraits of my classmates i've done in my last class. Not much to say about this either, except the likeness isn't that strong on the first and second ones, and the 3rd just doesn't look anything like her.
And a self portrait i did on my wacom when i got home
and i'm going to dump crap from my sketchbook...
excuse my image heavy dump.
11-04-2010, 11:39 AM
Your work on the 8th image gives new meaning to the term "thumbnail sketches". :laugh:
Great stuff. I like the way you're taking extra time to study breaking down the facial structures into planes.
EDIT - woot! Four pages! :)
03-31-2011, 11:20 PM
i've been a bit sparse with updates.
i've started posting daily sketches in my tumblr thing. i'll share some with you.
it's helped me actually get the hang of using a tablet (and in a short time too) and i've gotten myself a good deal on a 6x11 intuos3, so i'm glad to have something bigger to work with
these were all done on my 4x6 bamboo btw.
edit: sketchbook scan from last week.
04-04-2011, 08:33 PM
more sketchbook scans.
and a rough piece.
05-22-2011, 09:58 PM
some sketchbook scans. I've been quite busy, i've taken a painting class, and intend to post my paintings soon. Until then, i've been drawing people almost nonstop. Mostly women.
06-08-2011, 11:54 PM
new WIP piece, i think i'll work on it a little more
06-09-2011, 04:05 AM
Hmm you're getting better at gesture. Like a lot better recently. Keep it up. :D
06-09-2011, 11:08 PM
thanks. i'll be posting up some old art soon, i hope too.
06-28-2011, 10:32 PM
seems i can draw more comfortably on a tablet when i make it mimic real media.
07-11-2011, 08:29 AM
did a pencil drawing last night (for reddit)
i'd like to share with my karbonites. (NSFW)
10-03-2011, 08:21 PM
k, well i just found some pictures of my paintings for my class i took last semester.
i have to find my other pictures though.
10-03-2011, 08:25 PM
a little work-in-progress for the third painting. I really like working on this one. it got ruined in the rain because i used too much acrylic retardent
10-12-2011, 09:31 AM
new speed painting from class.
11-05-2011, 04:20 PM
i have to be more fearless.
11-09-2011, 03:15 AM
Watch your colors! they are highly inaccurate. The last image is a lot redder than you painted it for example. Also watch your edges! Edges don't necessarily take longer to refine, everything is too hard and that makes the picture look flat.
Implying detail does not mean discarding it entirely. Be precise! If you don't know how to imply them yet, then paint them in its entirety first, you'll learn more than bsing. This is currently one of your biggest problems.
I know nothing about mixing colors in oil paints, but you need to be more accurate in that too.
Keep up the practice.
11-09-2011, 10:55 PM
These are all acrylics, and color would happen to be the one thing i have very little experience with. Just recently i've figured out a better way to work with this medium, but my classes seem to focus more on expression than the technical points of learning how to paint, which i feel is rather cart-before-the-horse.
this all stems, to me, not so much on lack of practice, but lack of knowing HOW to practice to get better. Maybe i'm not doing enough still life drawings, but i know i have a way to go.
03-25-2012, 06:58 AM
suuper nice paintings! whos techniques are you studying from in the sketches? I really like the cross on the eye..
03-25-2012, 07:13 AM
a lot of the sketchs were studies on bridgeman, but the eye sketch came from a Bargue plate i picked up when browsing CA.
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