Sketching techniques thread


#12

I actually hate Deviant Art…I had an account years ago, but never really updated it.

I lean more on the “fine art” side, rather than the “commercial” side (graphic design and the like), but I believe I’m competent. I’m certified to teach K-12; I’m currently at a middle school (because my principal’s an awesome boss). Some of my former students that go to the high school still drop by for critiques from me, so I guess my influence stuck with them.

I haven’t updated this blog in a while, but it’s there:

A sample of my work:

old sketch in college (like, 10 years ago):

a more recent W.I.P. drawing of one of my friends (she used to be my classmate and currently an art teacher herself):

My line quality has gotten cleaner after 10 years, but I’m just gestural by nature. I like hard lines, and it carries over to my paintings too.

A watercolor painting from a 14-yr old student:

A photo sample from a (then) 12-yr old student from her trip to Europe (I teach in an affluent neighborhood, even though it’s a public school); perspective stuff:

A sample from one of my (then) 13-yr old students:


#13

here’s a really good site on industrial design sketching

http://www.idsketching.com/thesketchlab/materials-guide/


#14

Here’s some of my industrial design stuff/sketching I did back in college

I sketch only with ball point pens.


#15

same here, right now i’m only sketching with ball points. i tried rollerball pens but they dont feel as accurate as ball points. last week I ordered a pack of five rollerball pens before i had the chance to use one. they arrive in 2 weeks time but i’m already planning on selling them.


#16

thought you guys might find these links interesting.

http://www.fzdschool.com/


#17

some more interesting videos

[media=youtube]7rI6q6bv7do[/media]

[media=youtube]wgDNDOKnArk[/media]


#18

Elementary Perspective book?

I got this off of Geocities before it shutdown…

Maybe it’ll help… I have other stuff too, but lemme know how this goes first…

If you have too many options for books, you’ll never end up reading any of them…


#19

thanks for the link Bull.

regarding the fundamentals i’m looking for books that cover the following:

*Zero to four point perspective, Other varieties of linear perspective, vanishing points, horizon lines, depth perception. composition, rule of thirds, rule of space, camera angles and lenses.

*lighting, shadows, reflections and values, rendering spheres and cubes

*human and animal anatomy… (not really as important as the other fundamentals because anatomy books are easy to come by).

i think that covers the basics.


#20

www.drawspace.com


#21

most importantly i need info on the advanced side of the fundamentals, which are almost impossible to find on the net.


#22

these are the types of advanced fundamentals i’m looking for.

http://muddycolors.blogspot.co.uk/2011/06/todd-lockwood-curvilinear-perspective.html
http://muddycolors.blogspot.co.uk/2011/06/todd-lockwood-curvilinear-perspective_03.html
http://www.handprint.com/HP/WCL/perspect5.html#curvilinear

[LEFT]

[/LEFT]
[LEFT]

[/LEFT]

[LEFT]

[/LEFT]
[LEFT]

[/LEFT]
[LEFT]

[/LEFT]

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-CLL1CSdoRMk/Tee-93vKAcI/AAAAAAAAAm0/9zP8_BWYWeQ/s640/securedownload-6.jpeg

[LEFT]

[/LEFT]
[LEFT]

[/LEFT]
[LEFT]

[/LEFT]
[LEFT]

[/LEFT]
[LEFT]

[/LEFT]


#23

I’ve heard good things about this book on anatomy (human and animal)
http://www.amazon.com/How-Draw-Paint-Anatomy-Life-Like/dp/1565237161

good discussion guys. keep it up.


#24

http://www.amazon.com/Perspective-Comic-Book-Artists-Professional/dp/0823005674/ref=sr_1_7?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1357951025&sr=1-7&keywords=perspective

Get this book and the blue one too. I think the blue one even comes with a DVD.

Since I am obviously a master of perspective I haven’t even opened the books or watched the DVD yet.

http://www.amazon.com/Extreme-Perspective-For-Artists-Curvilinear/dp/0823026655/ref=pd_sim_b_1

Here is the blue books link, it’s EXTREME!


#25

wow, my thread’s a sticky… in a forum people rarely come to, lol.

PM me if any of you want books on “perspective” i have a few pdf files.


#26

well, I felt it was a good thread to keep visible :wink:
even if this place is pretty quiet.


#27

this is where you’ve been all this time? i rarely see your posts on GD anymore.

i’m going to start posting here often and i’ll get a little PM discussion going.


#28

I post all over the GD, I just saw Rook was talking and just decided to post too. Rook is one of teh cool dude SRK artists. I hope baby rook is healthy and happy.


#29

Thanks VS, that Figure drawing book was exactly what i’ve been looking for.

For some reason I stayed up all night compiling drawing exercises that cover every subject matter. I literally couldnt sleep until I finished it, lol.
Rather than drawing Random objects to improve your skills (which does help) its best to complete a lot of intense drawing exrcises that improve your freehand drawing skills, so that tackling any object/subject matter will not be an issue.

I’ll post these next week.


#30

i’ve pretty much found all the information i need regarding the basic fundementals (with regards to perspective). if you guys are still interested just let me know and i’ll uplaod what i have.


#31

how to make asketching face, easy with pen or computer software?