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Goal: go from crappy to awesome artist in 10 years. [itt he's pretty much there now]

Discussion in 'Smeargle's Studio' started by Sarenji, Jan 29, 2012.

  1. Sarenji

    Sarenji leaf-faced
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    Wow, pretty good response to come home to! Thanks, this made my day!

    eevee for natgeo (+ blue (open)
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    wip for above (i actually like the eyes/face better here...)

    Cleaning stuff up takes a really long time for me (that took 1.5 hours to clean up) but hopefully it gets faster!!

    Next on my fundamentals list is practicing lips, feet, shoes, and noses. I basically skimped on that this pic ~_~ Another thing that'd be cool is finding a place where you can find every human pose imaginable.

    EDIT:

    Yeah I was. I guess I shouldn't have made it so spiky!
  2. Elevator Music

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    The progress that you've made is absolutely incredible. I'm not only impressed, but I'm also really jealous........


    keep it up!
  3. LeviLamprey

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    Wow!
    You are so fast!
    At this rate, you'll be nastyjungle-tier by Easter!
  4. NatGeo

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    That sketch is actually really good! I like it :D If anything perhaps you could do something with Blue's right arm? from the viewer's standpoint it seems like his arm is very short! Otherwise I like your take on Eevee!
  5. sandshrewz

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    I honestly think you don't need 10 years and you aren't even close to crapppy ;_;

    awesome stuff you've got there. When do you intend to color them? :O
  6. Sarenji

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    Haha. I definitely have a long way to go still. See this post! I sort of backpedalled in quality since I spent ~4x less less time on each picture. If you hate sketches, there is a mediocre colored picture at the end.

    My faces take way too long to get right, so I've been practicing lips/noses/other faces to try to get faster at drawing them correctly. Also I'm best at drawing humanoids now and not much else (what a turn). Which means it's time to work on environments/items!

    speed sketches (ranges from 10-30 min)

    this was supposed to be a girl. i forget who. ask Matthew. (open)
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    my friend's birthday was one day before mine (open)
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    I was trying to draw Kaylee from Firefly (open)
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    Christina Hendricks as requested by PKGaming. She already looks sort of inhuman so it kinda works. (open)
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    Christina Hendricks for PKGaming again. I still can't believe those breasts are real. I couldn't get the face right (open)
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    some fat mobster bro in made-up environment (Dune?). i need straighter lines. i should spend a few minutes each day doing this. (open)
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    lips/noses

    lips. i tried to get faster at drawing them as i went. (open)
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    noses (open)
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    "original character": a girl called Girl. Maybe I'll really call her that.

    I definitely need some guidance coloring. I've been reading up on tutorials like mad. I think maybe this is something I should start slow with -- more basic shapes etc. like what Ritter suggested with circles/pyramids. (ok, just tried this.)

    sketch. By far the most time went into getting her face right. (and the gun (open)
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    lineart. still thinking about how to improve line-arting. something to try is using a same-width brush then tapering maybe? (open)
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    color attempt #1. guhhh. (open)
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    color attempt #2. slightly better? (open)
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  7. Sarenji

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    so... the apartment i was renting for a year got foreclosed to the bank and the bank is bullying me into 100% moving out in 2 weeks. for the next few weeks i'm scrambling to find a new place to live + scheduling moves, so my motivation to do anything besides that is kind of low :-/ i don't have anything to show so i drew/colored these just now just to force myself to draw and not completely lose the habit i had been building up!

    extremely quick calvin klein ad sketch (open)
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    colored. seems like the head is as hard to color as it is to sketch (open)
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    i was drawing up some ideas for the vanillite makeover but i don't have time to finish x_x (open)
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  8. iDunno

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    It's pretty dishonest to pretend you just started drawing and make gorgeous art just to get attention >:I
  9. the dead mans oddysey

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    Just look at he OP. he was shit before (I'm making a point here), now his progress has made me jealous!
  10. Sarenji

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    This isn't my first time drawing, but it's the first time I ever got serious about it. I can show you my really old art (as in, when I first got a wacom then gave up drawing because I wasn't good at it) if you like.

    Anyway. 1 month update. I've settled into my new place and it has a huge desk that's perfect for penciling. So I've been doing a lot of that!

    last wacom sketch for a long time (day 42) (open)
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    INTERVAL OF TIME AS I FRANTICALLY LOOKED FOR A PLACE TO LIVE
    (This also marks the time I'm using pencil exclusively.)

    miscellaneous stuff. i got a little rusty and my faces look awful! (day ~61) (open)
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    attempt at a lamp + architecture (open)
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    at first this guy's face looked too young. now he looks like a clown (open)
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    lucario (open)
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    Jade from Homestuck. I didn't have a great eraser so I accidentally gave her a mustache and also she looks like a guy. (open)
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    Dave from Homestuck. (open)
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    a swimmer. i've been finding lots of different (open)
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    some dude (open)
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    my first time smudging. her face is actually slimmer than this. (open)
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    skyla with freakishly long arms. i thought this was anatomically correct up until i looked down at my own arms and then started laughing my head off. (open)
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    old woman. this is the best out of the bunch. (open)
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    john from homestuck. i began with his neck and then realized his head would be cut off (open)
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    lucy from fairy tail. prem and i used the same ref (open)
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    rose from homestuck. (open)
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    running girl. as usual (open)
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    That's all for now. I'll be practicing poses even more.
  11. PK Gaming

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    Wow... just. Wow.

    First off, good job on sticking with your guns and pursuing your goal. Most people would have quit by now. Your definitely getting better and better at this. I keep saying that but its fucking true.

    ...

    <3 that Homestuck art. I'm going to request a shitton of Homestuck art from you dude.
  12. paintseagull

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    Hey, great progress so far! One thing I notice is in the drawings where you're referencing people, it seems like some places (especially side-view jaws) you're drawing what you *think* it should look like rather than what it actually looks like. Try to mentally flatten the "lines" you see and really recognize the angles that you're looking at. Don't let your memory override your eyes!
  13. Pocket

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    thanks for the update, Sarenji! I am glad you moved in safely, and it's cool that you're starting to work on dynamic poses.

    The smudging is very well done; I bet your gal (girl) friend was flattered :)
  14. uraga

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    not bad, nig! definitely see the big improvements, keep it up fo sho. moco pride
  15. Sarenji

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    thanks guys! whenever someone posts i get happy! EDIT: also while i appreciate the title change i'm definitely not there yet :p

    you're absolutely right. i noticed i have this problem too. trying to squash that internal voice is tough! i'm going to keep what you said as close to my mind as possible.


    SOME MORE DRAWINGS

    instead of poses like i originally said i was going to do (open)
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    erza from fairy tail. this took me over an hour to draw. (open)
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  16. Pocket

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    That Elza is well-drawn <3 However, it's not complete until you color her hair scarlet, hehe
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    that erza drawing is really goddamn sexy! i wish i could draw like that :( ill get on your level eventually
  18. Sarenji

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    matthew wanted a waterfall again. this is supposed to parallel the waterfall i dd way in the beginning of this thread. (open)
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    more jade from homestuck. i tried some harder outlines and some symmetry (open)
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    more looooomis (open)
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    girl. 2hrs :/ hardest part was her feet+proportions (open)
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    sollux for pkgaming. he has differently colored eyes. (open)
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    clint eastwood. tried to do this really fast (open)
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    i might go back and digitally color in some of these... but i'm getting a little lazy with the wacom, oops!
  19. PK Gaming

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    II'm plea2antly 2urpri2ed by your 2ollux Sarenji, iit came out pretty damn good. I'm also iimpre22ed by your progre22iion a2 an artii2t in general.

    II want to a22ert that II don't LIITERALLY tell you that every tiime, 2o don't GET COCKY YOU FUCK.
  20. Sarenji

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    I participated in Ludum Dare just now, which is a 48-hour game-making contest. Anyway, you can check out my entry (and its ludum dare page). It was mainly an exercise in drawing really fast + writing + programming all at the same time. A lot of it is inspired by Homestuck!

    (Try to do this in Chrome/Safari, or Firefox if you don't have either.)

    screenshot1 (open)
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    screenshot2 (open)
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    screenshot3 (open)
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    screenshot4 (open)
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  21. Pocket

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    dude, I can't get into my bro's room... I broke the planks on the window and turned on the switch on the top wall of the assembly line... but apparently I need to find ANOTHER switch?!?!?
  22. Sarenji

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    Click the window again to exit through the window - probably should have made this more obvious!
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    If you're playing the game don't read this (open)
    Was the knife supposed to do anything? Because the fact that I couldn't use it to fight the mom... thing was sad times.


    Also, back when I used to draw semi-regularly (I wasn't good, but I wasn't terrible I guess) feet were always a real problem for me too. I found the easiest solution was slippers.
  24. Sarenji

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    answer (open)
    Nope. It was just backstory. But you have a brilliant idea and if I had time I wish I made that the ending. That is utterly perfect.


    By the way, my game got #25 in humor out of 1400 people! Individual rankings are on the game's main page.


    DRAWINGS

    animals + aquarius jar + cubone (open)
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    naked guy 1 (open)
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    naked guy 2 (open)
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    half-naked guy (open)
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    me being rusty (open)
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    concept art for my game (open)
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    never-actually-used concept art for my game (open)
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  25. RitterCat

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    In the naked guys the anatomy is a bit off, especially the first guy who has a tiny head but huge legs! But that just comes with practice so keep at it :) While doing it maybe just standing back and asking yourself "does this look right?" can be good, as working on small bits in isolation often makes them look odd when combined
    Oh and the concept art is really cool :)

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