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Postby 250gb » October 2nd, 2017, 3:25 pm

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Think I bit off more I can chew on my new subject area....

This took me about 10 attempts. I followed one of Spencer Nugent's tutorials on youtube using a box to start with and drawing the wheels etc but although the persepctive on the box looked good, when I tried to apply the lines of the car to the box the whole think would begin to look skewed..

In the end I just did an overlay of another artists drawing to get the position and angle of the wheels, bonnet and roof and then added my own design to it...

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Re: Looking to improve

Postby 250gb » October 10th, 2017, 1:12 pm

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Postby yo » October 11th, 2017, 12:07 pm

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nice, you are getting there. Don't be afraid to elongate the wheelbase a little more and pull the center point of the grille forward in space. It will give the entire design more volume and body.

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Postby 250gb » October 16th, 2017, 3:51 pm

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Re: Looking to improve

Postby 250gb » October 16th, 2017, 3:54 pm

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yo wrote:nice, you are getting there. Don't be afraid to elongate the wheelbase a little more and pull the center point of the grille forward in space. It will give the entire design more volume and body.


ok thanks Michael, I will try that in my next sketch.

Right now I'm getting a little frustrated with my linework. I wish it was cleaner but I guess i'm a bit impatient with the learning curve.

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get your proportions closer to this:
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Postby 250gb » October 18th, 2017, 5:08 pm

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yo wrote:get your proportions closer to this:



hehe I have a tendency to make things fat it seems...

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Postby 250gb » October 18th, 2017, 5:09 pm

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much better.

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Postby 250gb » October 26th, 2017, 12:26 pm

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This one turned out a bit muddy.

I'm finding sketching in pencil less forgiving than pen for some reason.

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Postby 250gb » October 30th, 2017, 6:24 pm

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Again the prismacolor pencil lets this sketch down. I should say - the way I am using the prismacolor pencil lets the sketch down. I may do an overlay of this just in biro to try and get it sharper.

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best one yet!

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Postby lychee » November 2nd, 2017, 8:12 pm

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Hey 250gb, I've been following your thread since April. Just wanted to say that I'm impressed by your quick improvement and receptiveness to feedback. Have you tried sketching entirely in sharpie? Working with thick markers definitely changed the game for me when I went back to using regular pens. My lines become more dynamic and fast.

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Postby ralphzoontjens » November 4th, 2017, 4:48 am

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While it seems on first sight that your sketch work has only improved marginally (that is a compliment), if you look at the communicative value you have made a giant leap. The way you have started to do contouring, more voluminous shading and sharpening your details, proportions and perspective work this is becoming a great success story. I also like how you moved from consumer products more towards footwear and automotive. I especially like your marker work for the sneakers - also look at rkuchinsky's work on how to spice up these drawings. Your car sketches are good and some good design work being done as well, the sketches have a 90s feel to them so with more development (and the on target feedback you are getting) you can only get more towards the cutting edge. Great stuff!
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Postby 250gb » November 4th, 2017, 6:07 am

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yo wrote:best one yet!


Thanks Michael :)


lychee wrote:Hey 250gb, I've been following your thread since April. Just wanted to say that I'm impressed by your quick improvement and receptiveness to feedback. Have you tried sketching entirely in sharpie? Working with thick markers definitely changed the game for me when I went back to using regular pens. My lines become more dynamic and fast.


Hey thanks Lychee, good to know I am on the right track, sharpie sounds like a good idea I will try it :)


ralphzoontjens wrote:While it seems on first sight that your sketch work has only improved marginally (that is a compliment), if you look at the communicative value you have made a giant leap. The way you have started to do contouring, more voluminous shading and sharpening your details, proportions and perspective work this is becoming a great success story. I also like how you moved from consumer products more towards footwear and automotive. I especially like your marker work for the sneakers - also look at rkuchinsky's work on how to spice up these drawings. Your car sketches are good and some good design work being done as well, the sketches have a 90s feel to them so with more development (and the on target feedback you are getting) you can only get more towards the cutting edge. Great stuff!


Thanks ralph, I enjoy your feedback. Will check out rkuchinsky's work and see if I can implement.

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