Archive for May, 2009

A pig

Sketch #18

Sketch #18

Today’s sketch is a pig from photo reference. I think it turned out pretty good. Obviously it could be a lot more detailed, but I think I nailed the proportions pretty well.

This was also a digital sketch, this time using my wacom tablet and the GIMP.

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A mushroom

Sketch #17

Sketch #17


I’m way late on today’s (yesterday’s?) sketch, but here’s a digital sketch of a chantarell. Used a photo reference. I think it’s an ok sketch, although I must say, I wasn’t really feeling the 3D shape. A hindering factor there might be that it’s kind of a complicated shape, although I guess basically it’s just a cone. Also the gills are pretty much just lines. Some of them overlapping. Maybe this sort of complex repeating patterns should just be hinted at in a sketch like this.

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Ugly chess pieces

Sketch #16

Sketch #16

Today’s theme is symmetry. I drew some chess pieces and tried to make them symmetrical. There’s also a random scribble on the right there. Also symmetrical. What you may notice is that the chess pieces are pretty butt ugly. That’s because I couldn’t find any chess pieces in my apartment and I didn’t want to use a photo. So I made some up, and the abstract models of chess pieces that I had in my head don’t quite stack up with the real thing. The castle and the rook aren’t that bad, but the bishop and the king just look weird.

Another thing you might notice in this sketch is the complete lack of paper grain. That’s because I decided to switch to digital tools for a change. This sketch was made using a Wacom Bamboo Fun tablet and DrPetter’s CherryBrush paint application, which seems pretty nice (using it for the first time now).

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Wireframes

 

Sketch #16

Sketch #15

I’m late with this post, but I did actually draw this sketch yesterday. My camera’s batteries were dead so I had to charge them overnight. Anyways, this sketch is a bit of an exercise in three-dimensional objects and basically just getting a feel for the actual shape. It might not look like much, but I think it was useful to do this. Having a three-dimensional feel for the actual object instead of just drawing lines on a flat surface seems to be a pretty useful skill.

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Headphones

 

Sketch #15

Sketch #14

After a bit of hiatus, I’m back. I’m having a lot of trouble picking subjects though. This time, I drew whatever I had lying on my table, which happens to be these Philips headphones. I also took a photo of them from the position I was looking at them from. I think the major problems with this sketch are that I wasn’t really able to capture the shape of the earpieces, and the headband looks kinda twisted. I think the latter is because the arc I drew isn’t completely smooth. It should probably closely resemble an ellipse.

I hope I can manage to keep a steady schedule from now on. I think I need to invent some sort of system so that I don’t end up trying to come up with a subject for half an hour every day.

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