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Postby Vetyr » Sat Jul 16, 2016 6:15 am

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Subject title: Vetyr's Sketchbook

Also a cotton candy girl because I apparently don't know when to stop drawing for the day
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Postby Ketsuki » Sat Jul 16, 2016 1:08 pm

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This is the first time ever that I got jealous hahah
Your brushwork is really something worth mentioning! And the style has just enough messiness to look gorgeous.

I aspire to have that kinda style, but I always get lost in defining everything and details. Would you have any advice on how to stop messing with a piece at a certain point?
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Postby Kam » Sat Jul 16, 2016 9:48 pm

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Your brushstrokes are beautiful (and the colors too of course)
I haven't figured out how some artists like you make things look rough yet really nice looking yet.

 

Postby Vetyr » Mon Jul 18, 2016 4:33 am

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Thank you Kam and Ketsuki- and Ketsuki, I usually stop a piece when I get bored of it. I have a super low attention span, and when I can see that a viewer would understand the picture, I just refine maybe 10 more things and call it quits. One possible thing you can do is (assuming you're working digitally) to see what your piece would look like if you were viewing it on your blog/deviantart/insta/whatever. For instance, if you knew it was going to be 1000x1000 on deviantart, zoom out in your program to see what it would look like at 1000x1000 (it helps if you know the dimensions of your computer screen, then you can just eyeball it); or to save a version of it as 1000x1000 and see what it would look like then. If it looks completed, it's probably completed and you don't need to bug around with it anymore.
Understand, though, that having the patience to fully render and flesh something out is not really a weakness. As a person progresses artistically, I suspect it becomes more valuable. If someone was a beginner, it wouldn't be so useful because they'd just be polishing turds, but your stuff isn't anywhere around turd status so I don't think you should worry too much. Unless you're literally spending days on something and genuinely not making any progress (you know what I mean; just erasing and redrawing the same arm or shoe or whatever), don't mind it.

Sorry for the kinda long answer, I hope you got something out of it. Anyways, here are some recent sketches:
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ungulates july 16 copy.png
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Postby Ketsuki » Mon Jul 18, 2016 3:02 pm

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Thank you so much for the reply! This is actually helpful, even though I'm gonna be forgetting to check the paintings once in a while xD although I never spend more than 8 hours on a piece, I would still like to practice my painting, and when you render too much the painterly feel often goes away. So yeah thanks for the tip! :3

(your art is shamelessly gorgeous I can't get enough of it)
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Postby sanguine » Mon Jul 18, 2016 3:43 pm

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I love that last sketch. Caption on point as well. And that was some good advice about painting.. As someone who strives for a painterly feel, I will try and spend less time rendering and more time concepting:)

 

Postby Koźlik » Mon Jul 18, 2016 4:09 pm

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If I might ask, what do you think is good way to get better in drawing anatomy?
How do you learn usually? : )
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Postby Vetyr » Tue Jul 19, 2016 2:13 am

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Koźlik- I mostly just drew the human figure over and over again. Didn't use anatomy books (though I probably will in the future because they do have valuable info) or loomis/reilly method/hampton/bridgman (again, I will probably look at this stuff later on because it is useful). I think different things work for different people- for me, just drawing naked people with bodies that I perceived to be attractive worked nicely and was fun. If you want to do this as well, just make sure you're paying attention to what you're learning, because you will learn a lot and your mind is responsible for keeping a hold on it. Drawing muscular people is also really useful because you can see, right there in front of you, muscle placement/form/proportion. It's a bit easier than drawing fat/skinnyfat people because you don't have to guess what's underneath what you're drawing.

Here's a study of an opal statue:
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Postby NesoKaiyoH » Tue Jul 19, 2016 7:07 pm

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Wow those colours are just...

Wow
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Postby Vetyr » Fri Jul 22, 2016 4:33 am

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Thanks Neso!
Weird doodles from today, featuring BS design, snek girl, bun, and fab druid
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Postby Spider » Fri Jul 22, 2016 5:04 am

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Oh snapple. Those are some beautiful designs! :D

 

Postby Fergato » Fri Jul 22, 2016 12:44 pm

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Man I love the colours you choose for that statue piece!
This last sketches have beautiful colours too. I'm a fan of your work.
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Postby Vetyr » Sun Jul 24, 2016 4:22 am

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Glad you guys liked the last sketches. Here's an odd "person"-
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Postby sanguine » Sun Jul 24, 2016 4:29 am

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I actually said "Oh my God" out loud when I saw this. I love the colors of course. There is a kind of strange beauty to this person, I must say. The blues and the purples omg I can't even take it. Can you mail me some of your painting skills k thx bai :3

Edit: This was my 1000th post and I am honored that it is in you sketchbook heheheheh

 

Postby piikeo » Sun Jul 24, 2016 4:04 pm

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wahhhh oh my god
your style is so gorgeous, i love all the colours you use and it's all so pretty !!!
;w; im in loveeeee
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Postby Anry » Sun Jul 24, 2016 11:31 pm

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really cool sketches here! Love youre character design, the cloth is look so cool)
my sketchbook: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=17198 ^^

 

Postby Vetyr » Mon Jul 25, 2016 3:30 pm

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Thank you guys! Also, completely forgot to post this before, sorry- it's the process for that last thing.
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Postby Oli » Mon Jul 25, 2016 4:46 pm

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awesome portrait! I like this combination of colors and dynimac lines.
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Postby Fergato » Tue Jul 26, 2016 1:09 pm

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Nice tutorial! Hahaha, great work.
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Postby Vetyr » Fri Jul 29, 2016 3:09 am

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Sketches of dudes (sorry for not posting much by the way):
idk july 26.png
not a massive fan of this one but hey this is a sketchbook
back t july 28 copy 2.png

 

Postby NesoKaiyoH » Fri Jul 29, 2016 4:47 pm

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Super awesome dudes! I need to do more studies xD
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Postby Vetyr » Sat Jul 30, 2016 3:52 am

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Kinda-study-kinda-imagination drawings (wee bit nsfw)
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Postby perkexpert » Sun Jul 31, 2016 4:46 pm

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Excellent sketchbook, those bold colors really work, those valuestudies have paid off it seems :)
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Postby Vetyr » Tue Aug 02, 2016 4:25 am

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Thanks perk, I definitely try to fit in value studies whenever I can (makes color pieces easier, I find)!

4 sameface guys and two teeny horses
sameface aug 1 copy 2.png
Used a single face as a base for these, just put on different details.
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A warmup

 

Postby Vetyr » Wed Aug 03, 2016 3:39 am

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More studies today- Lady Terminator (5/5 star movie) and some automobiles from random places on mapcrunch.
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not actually 5/5 but it has a cool main character
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