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My sketchbook ! (Friendo)

PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:07 am
by Friendo
spent yesterday sitting in the park not doing anything useful, so really wanted to do something big this morning.

so here: did a 2-hour Mauro Belifiore study of his piece called 'Big Friend'. Here is a link:

was a really interesting project for me. The orinal sketch I did was rly messed up proportionally, but I only noticed that after I overlaid it over the original piece.

Used a bigger brush than I normally would. It was a custom brush that I actually got from another Scyra forum user named Ehlihr. So thank u :D
2-hour version:
from reff.

Progress update: just rendering stuff.
from reff.

My sketchbook ! (Friendo)

PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:20 pm
by Friendo
Was browsing the sketchbooks on here and open the sketchbook made by Spider for the first time. Saw this totally awesome .gif of the progress in a painting.
So tried to do a 1 hour(ish) recreation it. Had a way harder time doing this than I should have had. Mainly struggled with brushes, the brush that I got from Ehlihr made weird looking lines when trying to paint it so had 2 try something else.

really wanna get good at portraits like this one day.

(edit: small changes to the drawing)

My sketchbook ! (Friendo)

PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 4:00 am
by Kaique
Hey, nice stuff! How about i be-friendo you? ; )

My sketchbook ! (Friendo)

PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:32 pm
by Friendo
Kaique wrote:Hey, nice stuff! How about i be-friendo you? ; )

tnx, never have enough friendo's, amiright?
wish I had a name-joke to post in return but I dont sorry :cry:

My sketchbook ! (Friendo)

PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2018 12:25 am
by Friendo
Still in exam season so don't have that much time to draw. Only did a few pages of shitty sketches but here is a study I just did.
The reff was in RAC00NIE's sketchbook. Might go back and fix it up later, so feedback welcome.
from reff.

also here is a shitty 30 study of some face I saw on Artstation(sorry forgot the reff :shock:)
very messy, also eyes were way to bright imo.
from reff

edit: made this yesterday right after posting, its insignificant enough to not deserve its own post. Its a quick attampt at a self portrait. I was sitting in the sun and was using a widows as mirror. still a WIP.
from reff.

My sketchbook ! (Friendo)

PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 1:38 am
by Friendo
another study, imo I used better values than before.
Gonna try to finish it tomorrow. (idk why, but the file looks alot darker on this forum than it does on my pc...)
From reff.

also did one of these for the firs time. was pretty fun and intersting so might do way more next time.
Untitled_Artwork 4.png
no reff.

My sketchbook ! (Friendo)

PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 6:43 am
by cicakkia
Great value study. you should do more of these, it will help a lot :)

My sketchbook ! (Friendo)

PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 5:14 pm
by Friendo
cicakkia wrote:Great value study. you should do more of these, it will help a lot :)
idk whether ur talking about the thumnail or the actual paintings, but either way tnx. :D

did a few more of those thumbnails, even though I actually should learn for exams :?

some feedback I got on 4chan about the left top drawing:
In the upper left one, the columns lead the eye from the front to the back but it doesn't really land anywhere interesting. The closest column in combination with the rock splits the composition in two without an obvious purpose.

edit: again the darks are alot darker when I post them on here idk why, but u cant really see the bottom left one :(

My sketchbook ! (Friendo)

PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 6:30 pm
by Friendo
almost done with the exams for this season, then I can try to focus more on drawing and stuff.
tried doing the 'draw this again' meme, and this is the result:

Personally kinda like the result, wish I knew how to make it look more finished tho.

was also pondering if I should have added a light sourse from the front so it would look more like the original.

edit: wanted to try something. I think it looks pretty dope. :)

My sketchbook ! (Friendo)

PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 10:11 pm
by geryes
That is some really good progress in just under a year! Keep it up!

I like the gif. i think there could be a more of a gradual fade in and out with the effect as it kind of comes and goes really fast. I like the concept though :) . Keep trying new stuff with it.

There is an artist who does illustration gif with legend of zelda. You may have seen it and if not i hope it inspires you ( see below). :) Keep up the great work!

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My sketchbook ! (Friendo)

PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 11:28 pm
by Friendo
tnx geryes, that zelda gif is awesome, very inspirational. and for my gif, I think im gonna try stuff like that out, the gif part adds a whole other dimension to drawing, very exiting :)

some imagination sketches I did during class today. imo the anatomy looks wonky.
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My sketchbook ! (Friendo)

PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 1:43 pm
by Friendo
Started reading Michael Hampton's 'Figure Drawing: Design and Invention', I'm a few pages in atm.

first chapter is about gesture and stuff, so tried to draw some gestures, but then i realized I can't draw them with only my wrist.
watched a Proko video about drawing from the shoulder and did some exercises, then tried doing these gestures using an overhand grip.

Feedback is appreciated! :)
the sqauting girl is a copy of a Hampton reference.

edit: Did some more today, the top 6 are me trying to capture my classmates at school and the bottem two are from imagination(dislike those).
Some of these went pretty well, especially like the middle two and the bottom right one(he was doing the H3H3 dance).

My sketchbook ! (Friendo)

PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 11:23 pm
by Friendo
didnt have that many lessons today so decided to just draw some doodles.
IK they are fundamentally pretty lacking, but they were fun to make so who cares :)

this one isnt that appealing to me, idk why.
reff for the painting.

was trying to do more value+saturation changes here. dont like the eye and nose area, but I like the bird and the cactus :)
no reff.

wanted to make a profile pic that represented me and my values more, this is the result:
memory reff

My sketchbook ! (Friendo)

PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:22 pm
by Friendo
reading some Sin City so trying to work with ink I guess. used a brush-pen and a normal brush.

(edit: scanned and added some more

My sketchbook ! (Friendo)

PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:40 pm
by Friendo
did a study from a pic I found in my room. It was from a book about painting faces.

My sketchbook ! (Friendo)

PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:31 pm
by geryes
Dat glorious beard :D}}

My sketchbook ! (Friendo)

PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:34 pm
by Friendo
Legendary beard imo.
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some sketches during school time.

did these outside trying to draw the area around school. but then it rained so I went inside and did the bottom right drawings.
all from reff, except bottom right ones

above one was on fancy paper and I was trying to draw pretty thoughtfully but it made me want to do loose less thought out drawings.
so did these during philosophy class:
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My sketchbook ! (Friendo)

PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:43 pm
by sanguine
Great work, these newest sketches show some nice improvement. Love the sketchbook, post more!!:)

My sketchbook ! (Friendo)

PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:43 pm
by Friendo
sanguine wrote:Great work, these newest sketches show some nice improvement. Love the sketchbook, post more!!:)

tnx Sanguine, that means a lot coming from someone like u :). I'm almost done with my school year which will hopefully motive me to draw much more.

watched this video from Sinix about graffiti: very interesting doing these, also very fun so def gonna try and do more of these :))

edit: Forgot a N in my name, dyslexia ;-;
Fixed it, but I feel like the fixed version looks less appealing

My sketchbook ! (Friendo)

PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:13 pm
by geryes
Looking slick! I liked the video and may try it myself sometime too.

Also, I feel that dyslexic pain bro. I've done the same with my own name while learning calligraphy XD.

Keep up the great work!

My sketchbook ! (Friendo)

PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:14 pm
by Friendo
geryes wrote:Keep up the great work!

I hope to do so :)

tried drawing my brother using a pic of him. This was a 1-hour(ish) study.

kinda reminds me of the gta art style

My sketchbook ! (Friendo)

PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:22 pm
by Friendo
been drawing a lot lately, mainly using pen on paper. I'm gonna try to scan some of the highlights soon.

also I tried drawing this couch 3 time during classes.

first one was done during match class. looking back at it, I didnt pay much attention to the couch and tables shape and size.
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first drawing, with reff.

with this drawing I dont remember what lesson it was but I do remember that this was a pretty quick drawing, maybe around 1 hour.
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second drawing, with reff.

this last one I made during math & presentation class. This one was the most thought out drawing of the bunch.
the girl is the left is the same as the girl in the middle from the second image and the guy to the right is the same as the first image.
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last drawing, with reff

My sketchbook ! (Friendo)

PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 1:44 am
by Friendo
tried drawing a fried of mine for his b-day.

he was pretty happy with it :)

however its not finished and it all looks kinda bland.

My sketchbook ! (Friendo)

PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:51 pm
by Friendo
Haven't posted for a while, mainly because I barely draw anything noteworthy but also since I have my last exams monday.

anyway made this WIP today(when I should have been studying). Its gonna be a surprise for my girlfriend, so please dont anybody tell her :shock: !

values are kinda off still i think, mainly her hair. Also need to find a good background/wash.

My sketchbook ! (Friendo)

PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:06 pm
by Friendo
another going away gift, for a friend this time.

its a pretty flawed painting but idk how i'd fix it. gonna give this, the last painting and one I have yet to make next Thursday as a good bye to my school.