Wednesday, January 14, 2009

SKETCHING IN 3-D 4-REAL





The pic above belong to a character I wanted to draw a turnaround for. The idea was to "Sketch/sculpt" something quick and basic to have as reference for the turnaround drawings.




This was so much fun, I kept going. I modified the pose to model a woman combing her hair.















Modeling the hair proved to be a stiffer challenge than I thought, particularly since I had (or wanted) any preliminary drawings to go by. So I decided to 'erase' and redo the arms. I gave her a plastic gun I found in my toy box and positioned her left hand resting on her left knee.
Not nearly as ambitious as the 'combing hair" beauty but fun nonetheless, I still want to do a woman combing her hair, maybe one of these days. 



TURNAROUND PICS
























This is what I ended up with, The one thing I love about sketches is that they don't need to be finished, some parts of this one are sleek and some I avoided altogether :)


Abrazos,
—Alberto

44 comments:

Thorsten Hasenkamm said...

Absolutely stunning!

Stuart Ruel said...

good work on the face! amazing job.

ShojinStudios said...

NICE!!!!!!!!!!very nice Al!

Process Junkie said...

Yo, thanks for the positive comments.See ya in NY!

Mathieu Beaulieu said...

Looks nice...
Turns out great for a sketch!!

&Rew said...

crazyman.

&Rew.

joverine said...

awesome sauce dude! I learned alot just by studying the eyes you have here
man...now that I've moved my studio out of my bedroom to the main floor which happens to have an extra room(was walk in closet), I think I'll make it a 'traditional medium room'...sculpts and paints...woohoo!

William Appledorn said...

very cool, and such a fun process!

Gringo said...

awesome!

Process Junkie said...

Calling these things "sketches" is more of a mental trick than anything, if I treat it as a 'sketch' there is no pressure and no responsibility, by the same token there's also a lack of formal commitment.

To see how far I could take this before I quit it, I purposely didn't consult any reference, when I finally cross referenced it against a real human being, I realized just how out of whack the whole thing really is, but it was fun and for a cartoon is OK, I guess.

When I got stuck I changed course and modified my original idea, My lack of knowledge on the subject of sculpting became apparent early on, as an exercise I recommend this to all 2-D artists who deal with the human figure, it truly is a magical thing, feeling the lines I normally distort and mess around with pencil and paper, it's a weird but fun experience, if you haven't done it, I think you will enjoy it even if the end result is not ideal. I won't quit my day job, but I'm definitely doing more of this in the future. I have been so tense in the months leading to this brand new year, this experience relaxed me more than a day at the beach.

Thanks again for the nice comments, everyone!

Dramiro said...

Si ya veia yo que estabas mu callao, y tu silencio es peligroso. Jejejeje
De verdad Alberto si apreciamos que nos enseñes tu trabajo, pero hijo... ¡¡tio que nos tiras por el suelo!!. Visto tus cosas me da verguenza enseñar mis cosillas en el blog. Jajajajaja
Está génial chaval como todo lo que tu haces.
Tenemos que hablar de negocios hermano.
Un abrazo

Massacremike said...

Wow! Well, I'm a little late to the party on this one, but hopefully I'll get a response. I really love your artwork and I think this sculpt sketch turned out fantastic!

I'd absolutely love to try it myself but am wondering what material you are sculpting with?

Peace.

Jason Newkirk said...

very cool, thanks for showin...

Process Junkie said...

Dramiro: Gracias por tus comentarios, de paso te digo que tus libros estan reservados, cuando los quieras me avisas y listo!

Un abrazo.


Massacremike: Plastilina or Plasticine, I prefer it to clay because it never dries. You can control its consistency by either, warming it to keep it pliable and soft or by leaving it outside to cool and harden.
As soon as I'm done with my sketch I photograph it for posterity and then it's gone, that's why I call them sketches. Thanks for stopping by


Jason Newkirk: Thanks for lookin'

sterling said...

That is pretty awesome!

sami in chains said...

Whoa! You blew my fucking mind!

Reynes said...

It's true that it's a great exercice for 2-D artists, I've already tried it and I would do it more often if I had more free time...
Anyway it's very interesting to follow the step bu step evolution of your sculpt and the final result is beautifull. ;)

Dramiro said...

Alberto, eres muy grande. Ya iras recibiendo noticias mías via Paypal ;-)

ken lashley said...

love the face...crazys#!t....

GOGOPEDRO said...

Thats Pretty Frigging AWESOME..

Loving the face, The LIPS Are STELLAR. Other then that I am not a fan of the gun... Would have much rather you'd kept her fussing with her hair....But, Still...

Great Sculpt man.
P

Craig Zablo said...

Is there anything artistic that you can not do? You are amazing!

Jac Hamman said...

Can I have this?
My address is as follows (be warned I live far away so bubble wrap is essential):

Jokes aside, I think it's great, the abstractions make it all the more interesting in my mind. Anyway, you might consider doing some stuff for vinyl... It would be a hit no doubt.

Milan Rubio said...

Absolutly MAG-NI-FI-CÓ!!!
Qué gran artista!
Respeto.

Howard Shum said...

Very cool, Alberto!

Monkeyfeather said...

Awesome work man. Sculpting is hard work, but definitely a good exercise in "thinking in the round."

DAN-VAN-COOL said...

Nice work Alberto. Your an artist in all senses of the word. Im glad you had fun taking this "sketch" further.

Any news if your coming to Calgary again this year. So far I didnt see you name up on the site, but I know you love us Calgarians, haha

Process Junkie said...

GOGOPEDRO : I'm a big fan of guns, although I must admit I would have preferred to do the hair thingy as well.

Reynes : I'd love to see your sculpts. Thanks for chiming in.

Milan, Craig, Howard, Jon : Nice to hear from you, guys, thanks for stopping by.

Ken : Talk to my boy, Carlos, he'll take care of you.

Jac : Too late, she's been reduced to a pile of green and red modeling clay :) Thank you for the encouraging words.

DAN-VAN-COOL : You are right, I do love Calgary and its fine, fine citizens, however, it pains me a great deal to say I don't think I'll make it this year, too many conflicting commitments. Most likely I'll be there in August for the Tattoo Show.

DAN-VAN-COOL said...

The Calgary con and yourself seem to go hand in hand for Jaclyn and myself. You'll be missed for sure Alberto. Its all good of course. :D
We will be looking forward to seeing you in August.
All the best man.

Omar "El Buda" Romero said...

AAAAAH SU! TE PASASTE DE CHINGON ;)... NETA QUE SI.. a mi ver, cataste muy bien la figura, oye, que material usaste?. apoco es plastilina normal?:S

es que conozco una que se llama "Sculpie II" o algo asi.. es horneable, pero no la consigo facilmente... bueno, como sea, un saludo, muy buen trabajo Sr. Alberto

RedRooster said...

"Mr Ruiz, what big teeth you have got."
"All the better to chew you up and spit you out with!"

This is Awesome! Much props my friend. By the way, try Chavant Le Beau Touche-HM next time. That stuff is perfect for "sketch sculpting".

p.s. make sure its "Le Beau Touche-HM" and not regular "Le Beau Touche". the regular kind is all sticky and soft.

Cheers brotha'
-Red Rooster

Amaroo said...

This is really great! I'd love to have a thing like that on my desk, to keep me company :)

Kei Acedera said...

Very Cool Alberto!!

Jesús Torrealba said...

extraordinaria pieza como todos tus trabajos, felicitaciones maestro!!!!

Álvaro Álvarez said...

Magnífico trabajo, Alberto!
1 placer perderse por esta maravilla de blog, saludos!

Dramiro said...

Alberto,
Tu silencio me da miedo ¿Debería de empezar a ahorrar?Jejejejeje

kaNO! said...

Dude...your girls look amazing sculpted, F'n awesome Alberto always inspiring to swing by here.

Process Junkie said...

Yo! Thank you, guys for the latest comments.

Red Rooster: Thanks for the tip, I've never heard of that brand but I like it already, if it's good enough for the Rooster it's good enough for the chicken.

Omar, Amaroo, Kei, Jesús, Alvaro, David Ramiro: Thank you, ladies!!

Kano: You going to the NYC comicon? stop by if you can, it has been way too long.

ValentinoElMasFino said...

This is great. I love everything about this. Good job my man...

ValentinoElMasFino said...

This is great. I love everything about this. Good job my man...

Process Junkie said...

Gracias mi amigo.Nos vemos en San Diego.

Bunco Squad said...

Greetings Alberto -

I read your post on your favourite drawing and anatomy books.

I have all of the available Bridgman books and I like his approach. However, I have found that both the text and the drawings are frequently unclear all the way through and often seemingly inconsistent. I would blame some of this on the publisher or editor, since a good teacher and artist is not necessarily a good writer or composer of text.

The drawings routinely do not clearly and helpfully illustrate what the text is specifically describing or referring to. Many of the drawings are very "sketchy" and loose, rather than illustrative of technical points in the text. Good, illustrative drawings would really help, as would a more complete descriprion of the anatomy.

Nonetheless, I consider studying Bridgman's books worthwhile. I would like to discuss them with other people who study them and also studied anatomy and drawing in general. Perhaps others can clarify parts of Bridgmans's books I presently don't follow.

Anyone interested in doing so can email me: hamonic07@gmail.com

Bunco Squad said...

Greetings Alberto -

I read your post on your favourite drawing and anatomy books.

I have all of the available Bridgman books and I like his approach. However, I have found that both the text and the drawings are frequently unclear all the way through and often seemingly inconsistent. I would blame some of this on the publisher or editor, since a good teacher and artist is not necessarily a good writer or composer of text.

The drawings routinely do not clearly and helpfully illustrate what the text is specifically describing or referring to. Many of the drawings are very "sketchy" and loose, rather than illustrative of technical points in the text. Good, illustrative drawings would really help, as would a more complete descriprion of the anatomy.

Nonetheless, I consider studying Bridgman's books worthwhile. I would like to discuss them with other people who study them and also studied anatomy and drawing in general. Perhaps others can clarify parts of Bridgmans's books I presently don't follow.

Anyone interested in doing so can email me: hamonic07@gmail.com

LUIS ARELLANO said...

looks really good! is all about those curves. great work man!

Chris Boyd said...

Wow. Great work. I love the stylization of the face.

I don't think I've ever commented here before, but I've been a fan for a long time.