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Rob's Sketchbook

Postby RobShook » January 24th, 2017, 12:27 pm


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Saw yo's article on the Core77 homepage and his sketch a day posts.
It was just the push I needed.
Haven't sketched outside of work for the longest time.
I looked at the Nvidia Shield controller and wished it was designed a bit differently so I had a quick go at it.

Already feeling so much more refreshed after this morning's first sketch.
Thanks for the encouragement Michael!
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Postby maehoosadie » January 24th, 2017, 1:31 pm

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Nice! I really like that cutout at the top, the angles are really pleasing. Is this a digital sketch?

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Postby RobShook » January 25th, 2017, 11:53 am


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Hey Sadie,
Yup, I just use Photoshop.
I really like using the Cintiq for sketching now days.
I thought I'd dust off the Prismacolor pencils today.
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Postby maehoosadie » January 25th, 2017, 2:49 pm

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The Cintiq line is so cool, but a little bit of a fantasy for me on a college budget. Right now I use an Intuos 5 Pro tablet for digital work. I've had it for awhile so using it has become second nature. Do you recommend getting a Cintiq for professional work?

Nice Prisma sketch. Which blues are those? I really like the depth of shadows you've gotten with it.

That sort of reminds me of the base of my Ninja blender. I assume it's some sort of mechanical part?

Re: Rob's Sketchbook

Postby yo » January 25th, 2017, 6:08 pm

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Good stuff Rob! Keep them coming!

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Postby RobShook » January 26th, 2017, 12:12 pm


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I was scared to call this a sketch-a-day.
But it's not as intimidating as I thought it'd be.
This is a great way to step away from work and have even more fun with sketching.
Going to aim for one a day!
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Postby yo » January 26th, 2017, 6:23 pm

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Some days it is harder than others, but if i don't think about it too much I can just bust them out.

Re: Rob's Sketchbook

Postby RobShook » January 27th, 2017, 11:30 am


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Getting hard to think of what to sketch next.
Any ideas?
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Postby RobShook » January 28th, 2017, 4:02 pm


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Found some green pencil lead.
Sort of works like a Prismacolor pencil.
Nice not having to constantly sharpen too.
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Re: Rob's Sketchbook

Postby RobShook » January 28th, 2017, 4:10 pm


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Sadie, sorry I missed your questions!
Yes! The Cintiq is my favorite tool.
I think it helps if you get good at sketching with pen and paper first.
Digital sketching gives you lots of little cheats and it's tempting to use them too often while you're still learning.

The prismacolor is Indigo Blue iirc. I forget why but they always made us use that color back in school and now it's the only one I use

Re: Rob's Sketchbook

Postby RobShook » January 29th, 2017, 12:38 pm


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Here's today's
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Postby RobShook » January 30th, 2017, 11:20 am


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Was tough to get started today. Not so bad once I got into it.
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Postby maehoosadie » January 31st, 2017, 4:07 pm

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RobShook wrote:Sadie, sorry I missed your questions!


No worries, thanks for the insight! I feel like I'm learning a lot at the moment practicing with my Intuos, and at the moment I struggle more with digital sketching than analog. I suppose I'll figure out some of those little shortcuts at one point or another, but at the moment pencil and paper is challenging enough for me!

RobShook wrote:The prismacolor is Indigo Blue iirc. I forget why but they always made us use that color back in school and now it's the only one I use


In my first drawing class, my prof had us practice building on pentimente with green and purple Prismas. I like blue though because it seems easier to build a wide range of tones. It also reminds me of those neat blueprint drawings

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Postby RobShook » February 6th, 2017, 12:05 pm


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Hit a tough deadline and missed quite a few days of sketching.
Time to get back on the horse.
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Re: Rob's Sketchbook

Postby RobShook » February 7th, 2017, 12:17 pm


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Any suggestions on what to sketch next?
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