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Chip's Daily Sketch Thread
« on: August 13, 2013, 02:49:14 pm »
Deadlines are great. In fact, they may be the best thing for any artist out there and it doesn't cost you a damn thing other than commitment. So, a little back story as to why I am creating this thread. I am swamped with a lot of things, juggling and multi-tasking on everything but the one thing I want to do...my art. I will start drawing one day, only to get sidetracked by something else the next day and tell myself I will get back on track the day after. Only problem is that it usually snowballs into "next week" and then "next month".

So, my goal for this thread is to give myself a deadline each day and that means owning up to the thread to have something to post each day. Well, definitely each week. But my goal is to have something up by the end of each day. So, what do I intend to post? Well, I feel a bit rusty so I will start by grabbing a bunch of comic books, coffee table books and whatnot and start by doing gesture drawings, page layouts, real life drawing and everything in between. Will probably end up drawing scenes from whatever movie or TV shows I watch as well once I get back into a serious groove of drawing where I don't even have to think about it. They will either be very loose or more rendered. We shall see where this takes me.

The reason why I want to work on page layouts is that I have a sh*tload of short stories and full screenplays that I have written over the years and want to get these down in storybook format. Ultimately, I want to pencils, color and letter these into comic books. I will leave the inking for someone else to do. I'm curious to see how fast (or slow) it takes me to improve artistically. I suggest any other artist out there (you know who I'm talking about) start their own threads and do the same if your serious about your art as well.

One last thing, I won't be doing scans (for the time being) because it takes a long time to scan and will be counter productive to getting stuff up here in this thread. So, I will just take pics and upload from there and keep myself moving along quite nicely. Stay tuned......
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Re: Chip's Daily Sketch Thread
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2013, 02:53:39 pm »
I think it's a good solid plan. You know yourself better than anybody, on what your capable of doing. It's aggressive, but I imagine doable.

Write the plan... Execute the plan.

I have a similar self- commitment. To play the drums, whether I'm in the mood or not. Practice, practice, practice. It makes you better.
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Re: Chip's Daily Sketch Thread
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2013, 08:35:39 pm »
You know, I'd like to read some of these screenplays.

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« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2014, 09:18:49 am »
Okay, I was a bit premature with starting this thread. I didn't realize how many other things I had on my plate that needed to be finished before I could devote serious time to drawing. With everything more or less done, I've started to reignite what I started out to do. I've spent a couple of days just doodling nonsensical sh*t that is more for getting the cobwebs out than actual finished work. Man, I'm f*cking rusty as nails! A little back story here. One of the time consuming things that kept me from being able to spend quality time drawing is that I'm also downsizing as much as possible in my life and that is unloading stuff on eBay to sell that I just don't need or want. Naturally I have a lot of sh*t and all that has to be inspected, tested, photographed, cataloged and then ultimately listed as an auction on eBay. That takes a lot of time and eats away at most days. It's exhausting and after a long day devoted to that, the last thing I want to do is draw when I have other art related projects that I'm working on.

One of the items that was in storage was my Wacom Intuos3 6x8 Tablet. I didn't even think this would be worth busting out because when I bought it, it was something like 50 bucks on Amazon and that was years ago. I figured that I'd be lucky to get 15 bucks for it now. Obviously not worth my time or effort to list it on eBay. Anyway, I pulled it out of storage and checked to see what others were selling it for. To my shock, these are averaging around $250 for a complete package, including the Original Box, which I still have. So, that got me thinking, "Why is this going for more than what I paid for?" I don't have any leads from other users. But with my tablet now "worth" something, I decided to at least check out that it was still in working condition. Uploaded all the software and drivers. All good.

So, I decided to also give the Tablet one last chance and spent a few days with it to see if I could finally get over the disconnect of drawing one location (tablet) and looking at another location (monitor). It just does not work for me. At the end of the day, I just absolutely hate it. It's not natural for me and it doesn't help that as recently as last week, I spent more time at Best Buy messing around with the Surface Pro 3, just drawing for the sake of drawing. It was fun. It was natural and it's what I ultimately want out of hardware to be use for artwork. Having this most recent experience drawing on a Touch Screen just made the Tablet even more of an obsolete product in my eyes. So, with my tablet tryout completed, I've since switched over to drawing on paper and will continue to do so until I get my SP3 (after August 31 for the i7, contingent the reviews are kind and all the issues plaguing the i5 have been worked out). But yeah, this tablet can't exit my house fast enough.

Anyway, back to chicken scratching on my sketchpad and hopefully I can shake the rust and get back into the groove again. I'm better prepared now as well. I've cleared off a portion of my desk and have my sketchpad open. This way when I sit down to work on whatever stuff I need to work on, the pad is there and it will force me to draw something.....anything, before any other things take hold of my time.
« Last Edit: July 06, 2014, 09:20:27 am by Chiprocks1 »
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Re: Chip's Daily Sketch Thread
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2014, 02:42:31 pm »
I find that for me, there are two tough struggles. Getting motivated, especially starting off with rusty like qualities.

Then I found that habit, that consistent drive to do 'that goal', the next challenge after maintaining, is improvement.

And the only way it's worked for me, is do it over and over and over. I love it when it 'clicks' and you nail that next challenge.

In other words... practice, practice, practice.
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Re: Chip's Daily Sketch Thread
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2014, 07:44:01 am »
As mentioned over here, I am using Campbell's Ruff Stuff Volume 3 and 4 to draw from. For starters, just looking at one page is very inspiring and inspirational and keeps me drawing. Another thing by drawing from reference is that I don't have to stress over trying to create poses. My objective right now is to just draw and get in a consistent rhythm of doing it over and over. There's so much to pull from in these two books that I will learn more from this method than I would from trying to make stuff up as I go. That will come later.
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Re: Chip's Daily Sketch Thread
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2014, 09:05:16 pm »
You know, Chip, if you wanna experiment in J Scott's style, you might want to check out FB101's photography on DeviantArt... they might inspire some "new" pieces and poses.

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« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2014, 09:43:19 pm »
Thanks for the heads up. I just 'Watched' him. Definitely got some amazing photography skills as well as some highly usable poses.
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Re: Chip's Daily Sketch Thread
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2014, 08:32:56 am »
Okay, I'm gonna switch it up a bit now. I've been drawing from a lot of comic books as well as photo reference books I've checked out from the library, but that has run it's course because they can only offer so much before it goes into repeat mode. What I want to do now is to grab screencaps for movies and utilize the USB input on my Vizio. Would like your input as to what movies I should grab. Looking for movies that have very unusual / extreme perspectives and angles and what not. Right now I have the standard flicks that I want to draw from, those being pretty much all the Superhero flicks (X-Men, Batman, Spider-Man, Thor, etc...). Of course I have the Terminator screenies. Not a big fan of Tron: Legacy, but the screenies look amazing and they have a few extreme angels that I'm looking for, so I will be saving those Caps now. So, movies that I may not like, but look good will be a welcome choice. So, guys, give me some movie titles you think I will benefit from drawing. Much appreciated. Thanks.
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Re: Chip's Daily Sketch Thread
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2014, 12:35:18 pm »
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Renaissance: Paris (extreme contrast.... black and white, would test you for a unique perspective

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

Matrix flicks

Hugo

Alfred Hitchc*ck films (Vertigo, Birds, North by Northwest)

Once Upon a Time in the West / Sergio Leone Spaghetti Westerns
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Re: Chip's Daily Sketch Thread
« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2014, 12:39:15 pm »
We are on the same page Mac. I grabbed Avatar and Sky about an hour ago. The others, putting them down now.  I remember The Matix as being one of the more visually stunning framing in films. That should be a good one. Thanks dude.
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Re: Chip's Daily Sketch Thread
« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2014, 12:43:31 pm »
Never seen Renaissance: Paris, but I like the idea of why you chose it. I want to expand my stuff to include extreme contrast, negative space, shading, etc... That's why I'm also adding Jurrasic Park and King Kong to the mix because it will force me to draw beast, animals and the like.
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Re: Chip's Daily Sketch Thread
« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2014, 07:35:48 pm »
Interesting... I'll think more.
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Re: Chip's Daily Sketch Thread
« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2014, 08:53:04 pm »
I really should focus on extreme angles and so on, so many of my doodles are studies of faces more than bodies... I do draw from a LOT of screencaps, though.

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Re: Chip's Daily Sketch Thread
« Reply #14 on: December 05, 2014, 09:36:11 pm »
I do draw from a LOT of screencaps, though.

I got the idea from you.
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