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Project Resurrection

PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 7:10 pm
by Phoenicorn
Greetings all
Here is where I include a tiny bit about me. My name is Phoenicorn and I am editor of forumites magazine, a free online art magazine. I found this place via youtube and figured I would get my nuts kicked er I mean get constructive critique over here aswell as several other sites.

I hope the admins don't mind but I will also be on the look out for sketchbooks to feature over at artfreck.com (permission pending of course) and I would also love to interview Sycra for the mag and site. If he is interested.

Anyway enough about that lets get started with some light drawing exercises.
First some quick stick figure work

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Next I work on control of my tablet.

First I draw dots at equal spaces apart (create a 5x5 grid)

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Connect the dots with straight lines. This is to improve control. Follow the vertical and horizontal with diagonal lines. I will be doing this most days to improve my judgement, control and concentration. I am already seeing an improvement from when I started.

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Finally I draw

Circles in each square to get used to drawing curves.

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Just for a bit of fun I did a quick speed sketch

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Re: Project Resurrection

PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 7:41 pm
by 7Silver
You have good a pretty good idea where are you going. For starters you should learn more from life and photos. But designing your own creature, environment is pretty nice too. Try making proportion better and add some more values to the orc. I am hoping seeing some more from you.

Re: Project Resurrection

PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 7:42 pm
by Matej
Thanks for those exercises.

Re: Project Resurrection

PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:32 pm
by Minn2x
Wow, thanks for the tablet exercises I just recently started using a tablet and this will help me warm up

Re: Project Resurrection

PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:12 am
by Sycra
Hey Phoenicorn, very cool tablet exercises you do there, and nice artwork too! I love the gesture in the first stick figure, how the line of action goes from the spine goes into the leg.

Re: Project Resurrection

PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:09 am
by Phoenicorn
I actually got the idea from a book. "the fundamentals of drawing"
Also Sycra would you be interested in an interview for artfreck.com and possibly forumites magazine at some point in the future?

Re: Project Resurrection

PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:45 pm
by Phoenicorn
Quick warm up followed by Loomis studies

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Re: Project Resurrection

PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 6:56 pm
by Phoenicorn

Re: Project Resurrection

PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:32 pm
by Sycra
Yeah that sounds interesting. Let's do it!

Cool additions btw. I really like the 'S' curve in the girl.

Re: Project Resurrection

PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:05 pm
by Phoenicorn
I have one interview to get typed up before you unfortunately (John Hodgson) but I will have the questions ready for you by the end of next week.

Project Resurrection

PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 6:02 pm
by Phoenicorn
Here is today's updates

First: last nights speed paint. Got pretty tired whilst doing this and I lost the ref pic sorry.

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My usual warm up but this time I tried speeding up. Not perfect but that is not the point of the exercise

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Finally some value studies. I will be doing these as often as possible :)

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Project Resurrection

PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 11:48 am
by sahrab
thanks :) ill be using it to practice cuz i suck :roll:

Project Resurrection

PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 6:26 pm
by Phoenicorn
No prob sahrab
my usual warmup

followed by some value studies. I will continue this picture tomorrow. Determined to complete this.



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Project Resurrection

PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 7:46 pm
by sahrab
i just used it a few times before i drew and it was fun i felt very smooth or free with my flow not sure what youd call it :/

Project Resurrection

PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 8:23 pm
by Phoenicorn
I restarted the previous picture and will be working on it tomorrow. In the mean time I have been doing some value studies

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Project Resurrection

PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:35 pm
by zporpnitteg
wow I can see you improve!

Project Resurrection

PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:14 am
by Phoenicorn
Thanks but I really need to buckle down on my studies. If it were easy everyone would be doing it.
By the way we now have our first featured sketchbook over at artfreck.com be sure to have a look.

Project Resurrection

PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:59 am
by Phoenicorn
value study. probably took 2 and a half hours to get it to this stage.
Need to get faster!

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Project Resurrection

PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 10:52 pm
by Sycra
You're doing well, but this seems more like a post that belongs in the sketchbook, not the Critique This! forum...

Project Resurrection

PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:37 pm
by Phoenicorn
Oh ok Sycra would you mind haveing one of the admins move the sketchbook for me please? I used to run a forum using PHPBB so I know it can be done.
I suppose I put it here so I could get crit as I continued with the sketchbook on where I should be learning.

I wanted to see how much I have improved over the past few weeks.

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