Monday, April 28, 2008

Weekend Doodle #7--Can you see the tones?

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I'm still working out tones, I took the smile from a refe rence, but the woman's face was from imagination. I'm working on tonal values along with proportions. Although I like the face, excluding the eyes. Workkk! *cough*

Now, looking, I think that I can do a bit more work on her.

Boy, this is nothing like digital work where you have the undo buttons on your side lol

I used B,2B,HB, and a bit of 2B carbon on the mouth's darkest parts

Saturday, April 26, 2008

EDM #98--Free Choice

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Here is my EDM #98--Free Choice. Well as you can I did take the liberty of drawing anything I darn well pleased! lol.

Actually this is from an online tutorial, and incase you didn't recognize it, this is an avacado.

It is done without laying down any begining lines, but using squigglys instead to shape and form the fruit. This is a great lesson in values using HB, 2H and 2B pencils. I plan on redoing it. I learned a lot.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great weekend :)


Thursday, April 24, 2008

EDM #141--Draw something with bristles

Here is my bristle challenge for EDM. I really hate the way it scanned out.

It actually does look better than this lol. THis is a small paint brush, that I use to brush away all of the erasings from my drawings.

It took me the longest time to realize, ok work hard trying not to put your hands on the paper soooooooooo why are you brushing the paper with your hand.

Can you say 'kaplunk'! Thanks for looking, Im still working on the values

I used 2B and HB graphite pencils

Friday, April 11, 2008

EDM #4--Draw your cup

Here is my EDM challenge, draw your mug or cup. This coffee cup drawing does not do the original a lot of justice but I will get better over time. The original has a drawing of Alaskan life on the river.

This is one of the many cups that I got when I was living in Alaska. Anica is the name of a village I THINK, but I do know that it was the name of a grocer in Bethel where I lived for 18 months.

I miss living there, the people are oh so different and live at a much slower pace of life. The big factor that will keep me away from there are the 8 to 9 months of winter. It is extremely icy and dangerous.

The natives still do a lot of living off of the land, and are always helping neighbors. It is another world compared to Atlanta. The Yupik Eskimoe are a people anyone would love.

They are a bit slow to warm up to you, but once they do they are a friend for life, unless they feel that you have wronged them, then they will not have anything else to do with you. They are bad about holding grudges.

I used 2B,HB and 6B carbon pencils

Thursday, April 10, 2008


Ughhhhhhhh! I get soo frustrated. I have been learning about different papers and their textures as well as differences between brands of pencils. A month ago, I bought this really cool sketch book that is spiral bound which is great because the paper lies flat.

But the paper is oh so slick, and very hard for me to work with. It has no tooth at all...I get so frustrated.

The larger Bristol pads intimidate me, and I do not care to fold back the pages. I will have to get over this hurdle..Oh and I need to practice more too.

I guess most of my frustration comes from being able to 'see' things, but not get the proportions down correctly. Excuses, excuses!

Hmmm 5 excuses in this post! Geesh! I need to stop listening to the lazy voice that comes up more times than I would rather see lol

Colored paper! Yea maybe try some colored paper, and I will magically begin to draw beautiful things!!

Monday, April 7, 2008

Weekend Modeling1

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I did 2 pretty good portrait drawings this week, one on Wednesday and another on Thursday. Boy! That's really something for me. But there is still work to be done on both as far as blending and more tonal values are concerned. Yesterday, I was sitting at my desk looking back and forth between my reading glasses, and my phone trying to decide which I would try next.

Well, I finally ditched the idea, opened my laptop and played with a freebie modeling proggie, CB Model Pro, and came up with this bunny, I call Mr Rabbit. I'm pretty sure that once I work him out further, his own texture map would do him wonders. Andddddd...if I really feel up to it, I can bone him so that I can animate his face too!

Since this was freestyle, with no preliminary sketch, I would literally have to go back to the drawing board to finish his body. I hadn't used it in months, but I swear compared to Hexagon and Wings3D which are not hard to use, CB Model pro is as easy as putting a pencil to paper...almost!

I rendered him in Poser for numbers 1,2,and 3 views, the last and more colorful one (4) was painted inside the proggie. I had never used the paint engine before. I modeled Mr Bunny in about 2 and a half hours, not sure how long it took to paint him, maybe 10 mins.