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Justin's sketches and sculpts
« on: August 08, 2020, 03:57:50 PM »
These are the first finished figurative drawings on paper I've done for over a decade, despite illustration and graphics being one of my jobs. At the moment I'm more interested in learning techniques for pen & ink drawing, which is something I've never done much of before, rather than depicting specific species.

First up, something early, like a Herrerasaurus:



The original pencil drawing was in a lined notepad, but I inked it on tracing paper and coloured the scan.

Secondly, some kind of Allorsauroid:



I didn't make my life easy with this odd perspective, which hasn't quite worked!


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Re: Justin's sketches and sculpts
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2020, 05:34:39 PM »
These are awesome @Justin_!  I like the sense of motion youíve captured in both.  Iíll be on the lookout for more! 
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Re: Justin's sketches and sculpts
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2020, 10:52:15 PM »
Does look rather impressive. Well done.

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Re: Justin's sketches and sculpts
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2020, 04:57:03 PM »
Very well done your herrerasaurus although I like your second drawing of the allosaurus much more. Nice illustrations, I would like to draw like you and I tell you sincerely since in my case I am a disaster for drawing.

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Re: Justin's sketches and sculpts
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2020, 10:51:25 PM »
That vegetation is boss! I like your inking style.

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Re: Justin's sketches and sculpts
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2020, 06:55:43 PM »
Thanks. I'm still working on finding what I feel is comfortably my inking style, or styles. I'm really interested in old-school commercial art techniques. On the one hand I'm trying to develop a loose, sketchy look but I'm also learning more intricate methods like careful stippling and hatching.

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Re: Justin's sketches and sculpts
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2020, 08:36:26 PM »
Nice technique! These look great
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Re: Justin's sketches and sculpts
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2020, 10:04:04 PM »
Agree, you have a marvellous technique.  It reminds me of printed pen-and-ink images from about a hundred years ago - a style I've always been fond of.  As someone who uses pen and ink a lot myself, I'm interested in how you got the different colours on the Allosaur.  Was that in the computer or with special ink?  If the latter, I'd be very interested to know what kind you use to get this effect.  Anyway, I love the texture you've done on the Allosaur, but the Herrerasaur is my favourite - it's simple but effective.
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Re: Justin's sketches and sculpts
« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2020, 05:46:53 AM »
Really Nice Work. You have some good instincts!

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Re: Justin's sketches and sculpts
« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2020, 11:34:14 AM »
I'm interested in how you got the different colours on the Allosaur.  Was that in the computer or with special ink?

The Allosaur was drawn in black ink and the background drawn in grey to make it easier to separate the two in the scan, so the colour was done digitally. I'm always a bit indecisive about colour so I do it this way.

...........It reminds me of printed pen-and-ink images from about a hundred years ago

I collect a lot of books like this for inspiration, plus originals or reprints of old "how to draw" books. For example Rendering In Pen & Ink by Arthur Guptill is from the 1920s or '30s but is still in print. I'm currently trying to use up all the single-use pens I've collected over the years and just use refillable ones or dip pens, so I doodle pages and pages of tones and textures from the tutorials in these.