Re: Sketching to the next level?

Postby skoshbox » February 2nd, 2013, 2:26 pm


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Thanks so much! This is awesome guys, you're the best. Just playing with lineweight and practicing perspective.

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Re: Sketching to the next level?

Postby skoshbox » February 2nd, 2013, 2:30 pm


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Some more, perspective is off in a few places I can tell, but it's practice.

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Re: Sketching to the next level?

Postby yo » February 3rd, 2013, 12:13 pm

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varying the line weights is already helping things pop more.

Re: Sketching to the next level?

Postby J6Studios » February 3rd, 2013, 2:53 pm

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The thing that stands out to me is your ellipses.

I made these images a while back to show what happens when the ellipse moves away from your eyeline.
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This image shows how the minor axis is always oriented. In most instances, the minor axis always goes to your VP.
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Just some objects made from ellipses.
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Hope these help.

Re: Sketching to the next level?

Postby skoshbox » February 3rd, 2013, 8:15 pm


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@ Yo- ya, it does for sure!
@ J6 Studios- great stuff! Thanks a bunch, I'll add it to my list of exercises :P

Tried out some ellipses today.

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Re: Sketching to the next level?

Postby skyarrow » February 4th, 2013, 12:08 pm

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Skoshbox-

In the order that your latest sketches are posted, it looks to me like you are taking steps in the right direction. The bottom page looks a bit looser and I can spot some areas where the line weight difference is starting to add that "sketchy" POP that we all love so much.

Keep it up!
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Re: Sketching to the next level?

Postby Robbie_roy » February 4th, 2013, 10:50 pm

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Agree that these are looking better!

You might like to try drawing cubes to warm up and then filling in the sides with ellipses like in the example below (actually just found the site but it has a lot of good info if you keep looking, is it from another C77 poster?). I noticed after doing only pages of ellipses that it was harder to draw an ellipse in the context of the rest of a sketch, but this helps that.

http://sketching4ids.wordpress.com/
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Re: Sketching to the next level?

Postby J6Studios » February 7th, 2013, 2:59 pm

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Robby-roy's post is pretty important to learn because ellipses and cubes are building blocks for objects.

For instance, if you set a wheelbase for a car with ellipses, then you can use the box to find other proportions. If you use the cube then you can draw the ellipse etc.

Sketch-A-Day posted this link: http://userwww.sfsu.edu/trogu/420/refer ... ipses.html

Re: Sketching to the next level?

Postby skoshbox » February 8th, 2013, 1:10 pm


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Thanks for the post Robby-Roy, good stuff! I remember doing that exercise in first year but I was never really good at it so I think I gave up. Gotta get back on the horse!
Some more exercises I've been doing:

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Re: Sketching to the next level?

Postby skoshbox » February 8th, 2013, 1:11 pm


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On this one I'm getting better at noticing when my ellipses are off, but I still tend to draw them at the wrong degree, working on it.
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Re: Sketching to the next level?

Postby Brett_nyc » February 8th, 2013, 2:41 pm


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did a quick resketch of your box with buttons.

I like to weight the lines heaviest at the bottom and sides. Try more cross contour lines to show form. Get into the habit of putting down a quick axis before you draw any ellipse that needs to be oriented to something else.

remember, if your tool doesn't allow line weight variation with pressure changes, like a pencil, you're going to have to lay down multiple passes to get a heavier line.
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Re: Sketching to the next level?

Postby J6Studios » February 12th, 2013, 1:43 pm

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In my opinion, correct proportions in perspective is the most important thing to master. Line weight might be next then shading and lastly coloring.

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Re: Sketching to the next level?

Postby skoshbox » February 18th, 2013, 10:05 pm


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Quick creative procrastination sketch I did, papermate fineliner.

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Re: Sketching to the next level?

Postby skoshbox » February 24th, 2013, 10:59 am


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Just doing some more practice:

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Re: Sketching to the next level?

Postby sketchroll » February 24th, 2013, 3:06 pm


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Hot Dog! Your drawings have come a long way.

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