Emanuel Kratc
Emanuel Kratc
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Trying my hand at making a fantasy story/world through Manga, learning the skills needed. All drawn work, including practice, will be posted here.
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Emanuel Kratc
2024/03/21 Time Spent: 2 hours Total Time Spent Drawing Till Now: 542.5 Hours | Day Started: 2021/05/18 Working too much + homework + other hobbies. I'm trying to restructure again so I can hit my minimum amount of drawing a day, which is 30minutes as of now. But yeah, I'm gonna study Perspective, and put into practice the principle of eating, breathing, and dreaming a subject to learn it. So everytime I wake up, I'll collect geometrical shapes around my house (primitives) and paint them. Make it a value study and a perspective study. I also plan to continue doing my Blender studies and try and make a rendering pipeline for my manga, since I like doing prop and set design in Blender so I would like to transfer that to TFF.
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2024/03/12 Time Spent 1 hour: Total Time Spent Drawing Till Now: 539.5 Hours | Day Started: 2021/05/18 We back bois. I did a long period where I just wrote, worked, and did college. I felt terrible the entire time since I wasn't drawing, and I after some changes in my habits, I am starting again. I've also did a decent amount of 3d modelling and animation and shader coding work (in Godot) for an unfortunately unfinished project with a friend. Maybe around 40 hours of work over 12ish days spread across a month, Ill see if I can do export of them and showcase them here.
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Forgot to post the images oops
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2023/11/21 Time Spent: 1 hourTotal Time Spent Drawing Till Now: 538.5 Hours | Day Started: 2021/05/18 Oh boi I have been completely swallowed up by Obsidian. I mean I am happy that I am not playing games till 7pm and getting all of my exercise and yoga and other habits consistently everyday, but it sucks that I haven't been motivated to draw. I do like 4 hours of writing in obsidian about TFF, gathering resources and studying, and I really enjoy it, but I then lose all of my mental energy for drawing. I am going to try and alternate every couple of hours between writing and drawing, try and figure out some sort of regimen. Maybe I need a nap or some break to regain some mental energy to continue drawing. Maybe I just need to continue pushing myself and then my mind will adjust to intense learning for more than my current 4 hour max. I bought a new mattress and its really good :) Also, I want to write about my experience with todays 40m face study, since I am deliberately copying the workflow of Christophe Young since I like his style. Sometime that I am reaaally confused about, is how when I color balance the greyscale image, It doesn't select some values for some reason. Like, I tried colorbalancing the first time and it just didn't select the airbrush but it did select the freckles, which I did with a pencil brush. And at the end I did some gradient mapping, and that worked, I just needed to do a background layer to fill in the whiter areas. Oh shit i realized exactly where I failed. I use an airbrush swapping between 100% black and transparent (0% Alpha), and when I use transparent I am essentially erasing which is why I had to fill in the higher value areas with a background layer. But this is what I am supposed to do, since Christophe Young does this exactly in some of the portrait studies he releases on youtube, and the mistake I am actually doing is the color balance / tone correction. I need to keep the monochromatic layer without tone correction and do a layer with the hues beneath it, and I need to experiment with some layer blending because what I think is supposed to happen is that the black layer ontop is supposed to add shadows to the color layer beneath so I don't need to do some crazy amount of layers to render some of the shapes I layed out in the greyscale layers. IDK I gotta see if I can figure out the exact intention behind this two layer process in some of the other videos. I feel like my writing is incoherent I must be tired omegalul Also, the eyes are too big, and too spread out horizontally, and the lips are too small and incorrectly shaped on the upper half, along with the chin not being angled correctly. It's like I made her into an anime character. I don't particularly care about the rendering being bad, since I will improve on that naturally, I just gotta be aware of the fundamental / structural mistakes I am making aaaaa.
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2023/11/01-11 Time Spent: 5 hours Total Time Spent Drawing Till Now: 537.5 Hours | Day Started: 2021/05/18 Too lazy to catalogue the exact dates. But I have officially deleted a majority of my games and apps and installed website blockers to prevent me from using youtube at certain times. So now I am feeling more productive, but I have to see how I fare with the upcoming gigs because I have a lot ahead of me. So my plan right now is just to find a way to comfortably do 6 hours of study daily, whenever I have no work or a half-day gig (7 hours taken usually for work + transit) 1 hour for chores when I can and 1 hour for exercise everyday except Sunday. I only play video gaymes past 7pm now. Which is what I wanted to do since the beginning.
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2023/10/20-/11/01 Time Spent: 3 hours I got accepted to QCC, waiting for other CUNY decisions, then I'm going file my FAFSA. Still working, learning, socializing, and severely undisciplined.
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2023/10/05-7 Time Spent: 3 hours Total Time Spent Drawing Till Now: 529.5 Hours | Day Started: 2021/05/18 I'm like manically reconstructing my life right now and it's been pretty successful. Now, after fixing my sleep and exercise habits to work well with my career, I'm finally starting to focus on my art. I hope to do more long form studies and blah I gotta go to sleep.
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2023/09/27-29 Time Spent: 4 hours Total Time Spent Drawing Till Now: 526.5 Hours | Day Started: 2021/05/18 aaaa
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2023/09/20Time Spent: 2.5 hours Total Time Spent Drawing Till Now: 523.5 Hours | Day Started: 2021/05/18 I've been super busy, and then also, super distracted. Every time I come back from work I am just way too demotivated to draw so I've been playing this complicated minecraft modpack I made for myself for the few hours I had free. But yeah, I have to go to a night gig soon so I did a bit of work before going. My movie composition study got cut short so it's unfinished. The movie is Earthquake Bird. I've been getting movie compositions from https://film-grab.com which is a really good website.
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2023/09/11 Time Spent: 1 hour Total Time Spent Drawing Till Now: 521 Hours | Day Started: 2021/05/18 Ran out of time.
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2023/09/06 Time Spent: 2 hours Total Time Spent Drawing Till Now: 520 Hours | Day Started: 2021/05/18 I'm going to try and do a portrait and a full body a day. I played way too many video games today and I didn't do much
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