Friday, November 20, 2015

Form 6


Learning to apply construction can be tedious and boring at times but its crucial to learn 
and it especially helps with your imagination work, so you'll have to keep at it.
It is hard at the start but if you keep at it, it will pay off.

To make the construction phase more interesting I've decided 
to learn about different types of folds too.    

For each type of fold, I did these things in the first image (the gif):

(1) started with a rough sketch for the pose for the character

                   (2) then I lowered the opacity of the rough sketch layer and made a new layer 
    to draw the clean basic construction.

   (3) then made another layer and drew clothes, folds and hair etc.
       (4) made another new layer for the final black clean lines



Never give up and keep at it!

Like I said before construction can be tedious at times 
but once you get used to it, you'll start to have a lot of fun figuring 
out how things connect together.
Construction is the type of thing that you can't just read and expect to be able to do it. 
You have to put a lot of hours into understanding this and drilling it into your brain.

      I bought some new sketchbooks and double-headed coloured pencils
           for the underlying construction and some great black ink pens for the 
                                                              clean over drawing. 


  Moving to freehand drawing 

    After compiling years of drawing with a logical construction 
           process then it will come second nature. 
Then if you want to make the move to freehand drawing 
it's very hard at first but just keep at it. 
 The next exercise is just like the last exercise in form number 5 >
        first you draw the construction but instead of drawing over it 
you draw the image that you wanted beside it. 
Once you get good at that, you are free.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

two muscle names!!

Levator labii superioris


Levator labii superioris alaeque nasi

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Another muscle name!!

Just some quick sketches for this one, while watching the internet

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Keep drawing or I'll run you over

       Two artist I know Kod & James just started a blog/FB art page 
            so give them a FB like or a blog follow so say Hi :)

          >Kods blog <   >james FB art page<

Friday, October 9, 2015

Muscle name for the end week

Quick sketch book sketch... 

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Form 05

These planes will not be dealing with light sources - I will get into that later. 
This post will help with getting to know irregular things like convex and concave
surfaces, and relative proportions. 

Here's some helpful basic exercises to get your brain used to
drawing on the illusion of a plane.

(A) Draw some relatively basic block objects, then use a red pen to 
draw straight lines across their planes. Try to get the feel of the planes.  

(B) Draw some basic objects and boxes.  Then draw/graffiti on them. 
Try to imagine that you're drawing on a surface in that plane's perspective. 

(C) Again draw some basic objects then try to draw other objects 
coating the surfaces like rocks, leaves, hair and any other
objects you can think of. 

(B) (C)
I found it helpful to draw a range of planes on three heads, 
each had a different number of planes, low to high:   

(1) simple (2) moderate  (3) complex

Then I did a study of the skull from my skeleton, referencing the range 
of planes from the heads in the picture above. 
I turned the object I was drawing (skull) into simple planes,
looking at the heads to remind me to draw the right amount of them.

This can help with learning how to break down round shapes into flat planes.  

This exercise will help your planes and proportions of your 
imagination work.

(A) construct a monster/person then draw the planes over the construction (red).
Then draw over it with black pen using the planes to guide your drawing.
Imagine you're drawing on a 3D low poly model 
Then when you get good at that, try (B)

(B) this is like like (a) but you don't draw over it, instead you
draw your image beside it and use the drawing with planes as reference.
If you found that easy, try putting the constructed plane image away 
and try it from memory. Good luck! 


Saturday, September 26, 2015

Muscle name for this week!


Saturday, September 19, 2015

Two Muscle names

After learning the names of the human bones. 
Now I what to learn the names of the muscles.
 So here a random sketch thing to go with the names

                             frontalis muscle &  temporalis muscle 

Friday, September 18, 2015

Form 04

Understanding form from Life, Photo, Memory  & Imagination

Here are some exercises to help to understand 
the object's form and get an idea out out of your brain easier.
I think this is very crucial if you want to be a concept artist. 
(These exercises can be hard so start with simple objects 
then work your way up to harder stuff )

1. From life


First I found some interesting objects in the house and kitchen and I stared at each one to see the block shapes. Once I understood what block shapes it was made up of, I drew the object's construction out with a colouring pencil on a different angle. I then went over the construction with a black ink pen.  (The scanner didn't pick up the colouring pencil that well :/ )


2. From photo

This is like no.1 (From life) above but it's from a flat image.  
Drawing from a photo and drawing from life are not the same.
So this time we are going to try to put the flat information back into 3D information 
in our brains, then draw them on a different angle just like no.1 (from life).

 3. Short & long term memory

This a really good exercise but really hard too.
So for the short term memory, I walked around the house finding 
some objects then I looked at them carefully to work out their construction. 
I quickly went back to my office (at home) to draw them 
but with a different angle than when I looked at them.

For the long term memory, I tried to remember some things from years ago.
I thought this would be easy but it was really hard.  
I did the same thing with the block shapes and then drawing it.

4. Imagination

This is the same exercise as the others but the first step to this one is 
to imagine anything you want :) 

Monday, August 31, 2015

Form 03

      Training your brain to do more 
3-Dimensional drawings

  Get your brain warmed up to drawing more 3-Dimensional
     shapes to get away from flat 2-Dimensional drawing.
    Not to say drawing flat is bad it's just to help your brain to
    distinguish from the two. I find it helpful to think like a 3D modeller
and imagine that you are drawing with blocks.
 I did an A4 page after work for a week. 


Drawing objects inside box

Another helpful trick is to 
Draw objects inside boxes, this should help you see and 
 align the object's proportions better.
I found this really helpful :)


Friday, August 28, 2015

Friday, August 21, 2015

R.I.P Marcus Patman

 It was awesome to see your 3D skills at work.
  Wish I got to know you more man 
  thanks for the inspiration and the hi5 :)

  Chick out his website he was super talented
    (Image from memory couldn't find any photos of Marcus)     

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Form 02 Paul Richards wield + weld

 I highly recommend doing
Paul Richards wield + weld
 learnt alot :)

Link >Paul Richards wield + weld 

(Images are not in order)