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Postby Agitato » Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:19 am

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Subject title: Agitato's Sketchbook (NSFW)

Hello! I'm new to the forums, but I've been a viewer of Sycra and Sinix for a couple years now. My default mode is always to lurk, but I'm trying to break that now xD

I'm starting this sketchbook in the hopes it'll help me keep up with drawing/painting regularly (I'm never drawing as much as I should T_T).

These are just some figure drawings from photo ref I did trying to get back into the swing of things (I took a break from figure drawing for a few months). My tendency is to spend too much time studying art stuff and not enough applying it, so I'm hoping to fix that moving forward.
I also started using Clip Studio Paint recently, so I've been getting used to that as well. So far I've been liking it, and think I'll probably try to stick with it.

Comments, critiques, suggestions, questions, and any other feedback are welcome and appreciated!
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I didn't realize the image would have to be so small, in the future I'll try to break these up more
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Postby Gevoian » Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:42 am

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Really like the figure on the far right and welcome to the forums, would like to see more.

 

Postby Moe » Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:44 am

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Really good I'll definitely be following this SB!

 

Postby MartiMa » Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:50 am

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I really love your works! Very good job! :o
There is only one thing that doesn't feel right in the third figure from the right: I think the arm on the right it's a bit too long and doesn't seem on the same plane and hight of the other one

 

Postby Agitato » Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:48 pm

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Gevoian wrote:Really like the figure on the far right and welcome to the forums, would like to see more.

Thanks! Funny you mentioned that one, it was actually my least favorite on the page probably xD

Moe wrote:Really good I'll definitely be following this SB!

Thanks, glad to hear it!

MartiMa wrote:I really love your works! Very good job! :o
There is only one thing that doesn't feel right in the third figure from the right: I think the arm on the right it's a bit too long and doesn't seem on the same plane and hight of the other one

Thank you! Yeah you're right, oops lol


Here's some more figure drawings, time spent on each one varies quite a bit. I need to solidify my construction conceptualizations and study anatomy more intensively in the near future. Also hands and faces.
I'll post something from imagination soonish once it's done! Can't slack on that either. These are mostly meant to be warmups but I can get carried away a little sometimes...
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Postby Polymath » Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:32 am

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Looks very very cool! And in the end you were hinting at armor, that promises to get interesting; how about a full armor drawing next time? would probably look very cool if you do it.

 

Postby arodude » Sun Apr 28, 2019 2:31 am

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I really dig the sense of form in your figures! Awesome stuff.

 

Postby fi_le » Sun Apr 28, 2019 12:57 pm

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Hi Agitato!
Woah, that's some anatomy alright. Are you this good with male bodies, too?
You could teach lessons with this kind of understanding.
...you see, it's supposed to be fi_le like the file from the computer... the one where you put the data things in.

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Postby Agitato » Thu May 02, 2019 9:32 pm

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Polymath wrote:Looks very very cool! And in the end you were hinting at armor, that promises to get interesting; how about a full armor drawing next time? would probably look very cool if you do it.

Oh, that was just some weird costume on sketchdaily xD
Armor is something I've been meaning to study for quite a while now but keep putting it off, I should get on that sometime ._.

arodude wrote:I really dig the sense of form in your figures! Awesome stuff.

Thanks! :D

fi_le wrote:Woah, that's some anatomy alright. Are you this good with male bodies, too?
You could teach lessons with this kind of understanding.

Haha, you flatter me! Idk about teaching, but maybe someday I hope!
I actually hardly ever draw males lol, I really need to brush up on my muscle anatomy. Been slowly and steadily trying to learn the muscles. I drew a couple males figures this time though!
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Postby Agitato » Sat May 11, 2019 8:03 pm

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Been playing around with colors for these. I need to paint more :(
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Painted this from life a while ago. Played around with a bunch of brushes I found just to experiment.
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Postby Josephcow » Sun May 12, 2019 12:49 am

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Whoaaa the painting from life looks really good. Love the figure drawings also, there's a real strength to them

 

Postby geryes » Sun May 12, 2019 5:38 am

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Welcome to the forum! I really like your sketchbook and I'm definitely going to keep an eye on it. You got great looking figures, linework, and a great sense of anatomy. Keep up the great work because it's definitely the level I am striving for and you've inspired me to get better!

Only thing I could suggest is working on more clothing. Take it from me as someone who barely clothes his own figures :P.

Looking forward to seeing more.
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Postby Agitato » Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:44 am

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Josephcow wrote:Whoaaa the painting from life looks really good. Love the figure drawings also, there's a real strength to them


Thanks! I checked out your sketchbook when I first joined the forums, and coming from you that's very nice to hear!

geryes wrote:Welcome to the forum! I really like your sketchbook and I'm definitely going to keep an eye on it. You got great looking figures, linework, and a great sense of anatomy. Keep up the great work because it's definitely the level I am striving for and you've inspired me to get better!

Only thing I could suggest is working on more clothing. Take it from me as someone who barely clothes his own figures :P.

Looking forward to seeing more.


D'aww thanks, glad to hear it! I definitely agree with needing to study clothing more xD. Been studying cloth lately and I'm still trying to wrap my brain around folds @_@

More figure drawing stuff. Some good days, some bad :|
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I really need to buckle down and learn anatomy properly. I've been trying to get on a consistent daily schedule but I'm not entirely sure how I should structure my study time :?

Also, I've been trying to better understand painting. Here's a couple of 5-value practices. For the first one I stuck more to the 5 values, but for the second I just started with them and then tried to add more intermediate values but stay within the neighborhood of the original value. My goal was to do these quickly without getting too fussy, but I definitely failed at that for the second one xD. In the future I'll try to do these kind of things daily in about an hour each so I don't get overly finicky with it.
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Next time I'll have stuff from imagination instead of just studies! This I vow!
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Postby Azy » Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:11 pm

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Woah, I haven't seen this sketchbook here yet. Some great stuff here going on, namely the strong figure drawing. Keep it up!

 

Postby Agitato » Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:14 pm

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Figure drawing practice dump
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Also, I've finally started studying anatomy seriously, so will be continuing with that! Hopefully it'll be the next step in improving significantly, these are feeling pretty stagnant and honestly I'm hesitant to bother posting most of them. Some pages are months old, I kinda had a hiatus period. Been too long!
I've sort of been struggling internally for a long while. Trying to overcome nihilism and the Sisyphean nature of being an artist I suppose :\

It's all I've got though really, and honestly there's nothing I like more than art, so I think I've finally managed to convince the "dumb" parts of myself it's worth it. But I need self-discipline! Discipline is freedom, as they say.

As I said last time, I have a couple things from imagination, although these are also months old at this point:
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I started painting this one but I think it ended up looking worse than the sketch so I scrapped it and probably won't pick it up again. I'll revisit the idea later though, THIS ISN'T OVER!

Commission for a FFXIV friend. I had to jpg this one since it was still more than 1MB even at 1000px wide, better quality is on my links ofc though if anyone is interested.
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I was hoping to start taking commissions when I rolled this one out, but it never took off really, and seeing as no one knows I exist, I shouldn't really be surprised. I need to up my productivity and get my socials rolling! Discipline!


That's all for this time, I should be posting regularly again. No more gaps, gotta keep myself moving! Discipline!
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Postby Josephcow » Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:53 am

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The last post looks amazing! I'm sure you'll be able to get some commissions, it's just a matter of getting a following.

 

Postby Agitato » Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:45 am

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Azy wrote:Woah, I haven't seen this sketchbook here yet. Some great stuff here going on, namely the strong figure drawing. Keep it up!

Woops, missed ya last time. Thanks for the encouragement!

Josephcow wrote:The last post looks amazing! I'm sure you'll be able to get some commissions, it's just a matter of getting a following.

Thanks for the vote of confidence :D My output rate still needs serious fixing so I can hopefully build a following up, but I'm gonna get there!

Yikes, been 2 full months. Not as productive as I'd have liked, but I'm getting better. I have been reading a lot and studying up on painting and anatomy, so I feel I am making some progress still despite my lack of finished work recently. Still doesn't cut it though, gotta keep ramping up!

Did these daily "pen and marker" sketches for about a week after watching Design Cinema 101. I didn't keep with it, but I could quickly feel how studies like these really help build your visual library if you want to be a concept artist. The skulls really suggested sci-fi ship forms to me! But since I'm more illustratively focused, I put them on hold for now while I hit other fundies. Hope to get back to them sometime though, I'd like to do design to some extent in the future, especially characters.
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Have a few painting studies too, been reading through Alla Prima II recently, along with notes on Sargent's methods. Also Craig Mullins' Sujin posts, interesting stuff in there.
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Played with a lot of brushes.
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I actually prefer the hard-edged variant of this, guess I got carried away with smoothing.
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For this one I wanted to shift my focus purely to drawing and values, and disregard edges. Was an interesting challenge because the ref is very diffusely lit, and mostly in shadow (light source up and behind)
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This continued my focus on drawing and values, but on the previous study without a set limit, I felt I resorted to banding like a bad gradient. Here, I limited it to 3, so good shapes are vital. Got the idea from Sinix :D. I also felt keenly aware of the fact that every pleasing color combination I came up with has been used extensively elsewhere. Ah well, graphic design has been around a lot longer than I have so it's unavoidable I suppose lol. I'll get back to edges like in my first couple studies soon, just wanted to solidify drawing and values a bit more first.


Been studying anatomy like I said too, but nothing worth posting I feel, just exercises. Trying proko currently. That's all for now! Next post will be much sooner than 2 months away. Discipline.
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Postby Agitato » Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:49 pm

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Some figure drawing stuff my last post lacked. I slacked on it for a monthish so I had to get back into the swing of it. I'm not stopping again, losing momentum is the worst lol. I've been focusing on studying painting rather than drawing, other than anatomical studies, so that was why I slumped ;w;
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You can see my resolve strengthening as these went on from one to the next lol
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My first real stab at trying to gain a better understanding of cloth. It feels so hard to decipher @_@. Gonna do some master studies soon, from sculptors and the old great illustrators. I think maybe it'll be easier to communicate in painting too, I tried to draw decisive shapes here and it felt like hard mode. I want to truly understand it though so I can do convincing clothing/drapery from imagination.


Another quick graphic painting. I've been using the hard round brush for these without any under drawing, but that really makes things difficult since you have to carve up every shape for it to look pleasing, and have to place everything really carefully. Gonna start experimenting with other brushes soon to see what graphical effects they have, and start doing preliminary drawings first.
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Postby supremeleaderbobo » Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:49 pm

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dude, as always, your stuff is so good...

i did want to say, i especially like the angularity you have going with the shapes regarding the cloth. odd thing to notice, but those look especially good.

also your signature is SO cool! how have i never seen that before....
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Postby Persephone_Black » Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:21 pm

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Your anatomy is gorgeous! I love your anatomical studies. :0

 

Postby Agitato » Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:18 pm

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Thanks guys! :D

@supremeleaderbobo thanks, yeah I was trying to wrap my head around the shapes, balancing sharpness with curves and the flowy gesture of cloth etc. Regarding the signature, thanks lol, I tried xD. My signatures were really lame in the past so I wanted to finally try to make something cool lol

1, 2, and 3ish min gesture drawings. I stopped doing these for a good while, but recently incorporated it back into my daily warmup. I'm realizing how important mileage really is if you wanna be at a pro level, and being a late starter, it's something I really need to work on building.
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Did this for Clip Studio Paint's contest #22. Very mixed feelings on this one overall. I didn't give myself enough time to do something of this scale (extensive background scene and multiple characters). I think to do it comfortably I should've taken 2ish weeks, from thumbnailing to finish, and instead I crammed it into 5 days, the first of which was mostly just agonizing over thumbnails and realizing how lacking my perspective knowledge really is. It's still more tricky than I feel it should be for me to picture the final scene when setting up the camera shot. Also I feel I was beaten over the head with how much more I need to study color; I prefer the grayscale of the piece which means something is wrong lol. Before this wake up call, I adhered to the common idea that if values are correct, color can do whatever, which is true, but also it's really not, as I felt here lol. As in, it's functional, but like anything that's purely utilitarian, it leaves much to be aesthetically desired. Also I'm making it a rule from now on to draw from imagination every single day.
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Also, likes are apparently taken into consideration for judging? But it also says they aren't the ultimate deciding factor so idk what that means lol. BUT at this rate, I'm probably going to end with no likes (just like last contest T_T) so if anyone would be kind enough to follow this link and drop a like, I'd appreciate it! xD
I don't mean to beg, and I'd really prefer it if likes weren't part of it lol, seems questionable to me. Hopefully they don't weigh much. Anyways! Thanks for reading!
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Happy New Year! I'm a rat btw, so 2020 is my year, WOO~
Gotta make the most of it.
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