Sketches, it’s all about the sketches…
Time for another update!
We hope you enjoyed the week that passed and that a good week is ahead of you.
This week we would like to show some sketches and lineart.
Now when you think of sketches and/or lineart there is often an automatic dissmissal of them in comparison to illustrations or renders.
These sort of generalizations are commonplace in almost any form of artistic or creative works.
Theatre is better then the movies, opera is more cultured then jazz, illustration is more sofisticated then sketches and lineart.
Quite the contrary, all of these forms have their value and are quite separated from one another as far as what you must go through to make sure it is complete and good, purpose and result.
As such, a theatre play might demand alot of the acotr’s skill to portray the feelings of their character clearly to an audience, whereas the actor in a fil can rely on more subtle displays. Opera has a certain story and background that weigh in on how the music is experienced whereas jazz is based on feeling and interaction with the crowd.
When it comes to sketches, then, they are as varied as there are reasons to make them. Sketches can be instrumental in finding design, meant as training, to act as support for an illustration, or simply be the base of a painting. A Sketch can be a very clear image, going to an almost illustrated finnish, or it can be loose and wobbly, relying on the feel of it, rather then anatomical or visual accuracy.
Likewise, Lineart has its place as either an artform in itself, there to supply support for an illustration or a base for a painting. Often a piece of lineart has sketches made as a base, but this is not always the case.
Here, then, are a couple of examples:
Lineart, Khan the Destroyer. Natasja is exploring this character and a couple of others in the style of lineart with ery simple colours.
Study/Sketch of a Dwarf, intended for future illustration or painting. The intent is to get the character and the feel of him down in these lines, to better paint or illustrate it fully at a later time. Whereas Natasja drew this sketch, it might be either her or David who will end up painting or illustrating this in the future. Collaborations like this can have a major role in improving ones skill and ideas for design.
Groot. Though not yet complete, this is an illustration. The idea was to take the character and illustrate it/him without adhering or copying the style of any other artist.
And finally, three examlpes of sketches.
The first one is a colour sketch trying to explore a character. The second is a more detailed sketch trying to get some more details into the character, and the third one is a base sketch for an illustration. The object of the three is the same character, and they are all sketches, but done with different goals in mind.
Next week we might bother Aaron for a quick pop-by to talk about why he thought it might be a good idea to team up with David for their sideproject
We’ll see if he has the time for it, and it might just be very mysterious and silent about exactly what it is.
If you are interested in private commissions we have one slot open this week.
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