September 2nd, 2008, 6:30 pm

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Back to basics...

I just started my second year at VT and so far everything has been going very well. I have reverted back to line drawings in hopes of fixing my issues with perspective. Let me know what you guys think...

Long live BIC pens!
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September 2nd, 2008, 6:34 pm

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1. car
2. tape dispenser
3. pencil sharpener
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September 2nd, 2008, 6:37 pm

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...and more

Master Lock minus the lock part :P

(bonus: bike from Akira -- drew it and it almost spanned my 11 by 17 paper, looks better in person)
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September 2nd, 2008, 6:40 pm

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tea anyone?

Oh, I just fixed my blog so it should look better now. It's easier looking through my work on that than my website for obvious reasons. Check it out here: http://dinotsi.blogspot.com/
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September 2nd, 2008, 9:23 pm

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nice loosening up with the pen stuff! Keep up the good work.

September 21st, 2008, 12:08 pm

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More stuff. This includes car sketches, hand studies, marker renders, and a sketch unrelated to ID.


Yeah, there are proportion problems as some of my classmates pointed out.
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I just scanned it (before I used my camera) so now you can see the whole page.
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Car Sketch experimenting with difficult angles
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doodles
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practicing marker techniques
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hand studies

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suv concept/marker practice
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unrelated... took about 1 hour
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September 21st, 2008, 1:36 pm

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Wow just look at how much you have progressed!

I really enjoy those perspective exercise sketches. I was trained in similar ways and I still take time to set up my perspective frames for any sketch that isn't just for my to look at. The result is effective and efficient concept communication, and people tend to feel safer agreeing to your concept because it's much clearer. Congratulations and you should be excited about what's coming up next for you. Just a reminder, getting one sketch right is ok, but the key is getting every sketch right. Only constant practice and persistence will get you there.
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October 9th, 2008, 9:08 pm

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Just did this :)

October 9th, 2008, 9:09 pm

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Just did this :)
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October 23rd, 2008, 10:04 am

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Nice work! You've come a long way!! I was impressed by the later sketching style. Your first works were somewhat heavy and not that dynamic.

November 9th, 2008, 1:00 pm

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Ok, so I have spent some time recording myself sketching cars.
I have 3 video's up on youtube and vimeo (vimeo has higher quality but can't be embedded in Core).
2 are the basic 3/4 view and the most recent is the 3/4 tilted view.
If you have time, let me know what you think.


Vol.1
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtDOIA-x ... re=related[/youtube]

Vol.2
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CY2zNqqg ... re=related[/youtube]

Vol.3
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8H34Nv5CtM0[/youtube]
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February 5th, 2009, 10:37 am

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February 5th, 2009, 11:55 am

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Nice progress, keep it up.

February 20th, 2009, 12:29 pm

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In design sketching class, my professor had us all sketch his mp3 player as a small assignment. This is a collage of some of my sketches -- the top right one is the most accurate, while the others were just me messing around with the colors and the design.
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I'm not sure if it's the scan, but it almost seems like you're putting in too much shadow. It's making your colors really muddied and dirty looking.

I would also think about how you use color to highlight your design, rather then coloring the full object. The sketches lack a real center of interest because they're very dark and dense.

Think of the traditional ID photos of an object in a white room, and think of how you adjust your lines and color to really focus your eye on a center area, then let the rest of your lines and color fade out so theres a center of interest.

It's an art in and of itself thinking about how your drawing sits on the page in relation to everything else. Having a really good composition adds a layer of interest to even the most mundane of sketches.
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