Awesome chestnuts! Wish i found interesting things on my walks.. probably just need to keep my eyes open..
The ostrich is real cool. Some very interesting edge handling going on, just be sure to always remember the skull and to make sure you dont leave your drawings skull-less. As it seems that the ostrich ends just behind the eyes, which may just be the camera angle, but adding a couple of feathers to hint that there is something there is always good :)
Thanks as always for dropping by my sketchbook
Very nice ostrich! And the feather before it.
Your precision in catching minute details still amazes me :}
as for brushes- my advice would be download a big pack of custom brushes and have fun exploring. I haven't used photoshop for a while but i think this guy's brushes were nice.
very cool works in post 80
Joe, Hey thanks! Good advice about the perspective! Thatís something I need to work on for sure. I like yours, very impressive! :)
Jarkuzy, Thanks a lot! Nice to hear! :)
Jaik, Thanks for the crit! Itís always good to have a second pair of eyes on these doodles. The photo of the ostrich is a little strange because it was shot too near. But I think youíre right about adding some feathers. Even if they just have a brain as big as a walnutÖitís still a brain! :D Thanks for visiting!
kabewu, Thanks for always being so kind and for visiting! G r e a t !!! I really need brushes. Iím still scratching away with that round one, in my comfort zone. Canít wait to try that out! :teeth:
asa, Thanks a lot! :)
Just a bunch of body gestures today. Itís my weak side, really! I havenít been doing it for a while and I recognize that Iíve lost the grip just during a week. I have to do this much often for sure. Also I think itís hard to estimate the sketches to the paper size. Some parts get too big or too small and in the end it doesnít fit on the paper or just gets twisted. HahaÖat least itís fun! :)
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you are productive =) good practice!
Great studies, I enjoy your colors)) Don't forget to paint from life sometimes))
Some of the sketches of the drawing class are looking quite good! I like the sitting poses in the second row most and the last standing pose in the third row.
And I love the digital photo studies you showed on page 3. Amazing stuff there! Very good work with the brushes and it looks like you get the colours right. I'm sure you're going the right way combining a lot of traditional sketches with digital studies. And don't forget the fun. Keep it up!
You're doing very good, and you're doing all the right things. Just keep doing those studies, and of course throw in work from your imagination. You're going to do great!
You're definitely showing some real improvement! A couple of the lifedrawings from that latest set are really nice. On the quicker gestures - try to draw through the figure a bit and find form instead of line. Michael Hampton has some great examples (his book is excellent, BTW) - instead of trying to find the outline of the form, find the masses that make it up, and the general thrust of the pose.
Valyavande, Thanks so much! I’m glad you are visiting from time to time! :)
Psychoboddy, Thanks a lot! Glad to hear! :)
Revidescent, Thanks a lot! I have thought of Michael Hampton’s book but never looked in it. Now I for certain will check that out. Thanks for the crit, right on spot! :)
Here are some photo studies and the last two is WIPs from imagination.
That is sweet you are doing some orginals up there! Renderings are looking tight just keep going and never stop!! :)
Joe, Thanks man! And thanx for visiting! :)
So today I wanted to try new brushes instead of always using the round one. I was going for the ďmandatory onionĒ as it looks like itís a common thing to draw in the beginning. I went to the kitchen and opened the fridge and yes, there was an onion and some other stuff as well. Hereís the fridge maniac! :D
Oh wow! Those are looking really good! Got to love those custom brushes! Your renderings are looking tight(as usual)! Its good that you are painting from life. Its crazy hard when you dont have the good ol color picker to use lol. Oh and those designs are all orginal drawings to help teach me how to draw objects from different angles (Front and back). You have to first draw them in draft view(side and top for me) and then translate them to the grid. They were all drawn freehand with no ruler. Lots of fun :) Keep up the great work! If you need any more advice on perspective let me know! :)
I'm impressed by the last still-lives! You have a good eye for color, did you time those?
I also like that you're giving gestures the respect they deserve :) It shows improvement from page to page especially the longer ones poses. My advice would be to do 10-15 second gestures and focus on line economy, when you don't have a lot of time to sketch you will avoid passing over lines, as well as boost your line confidence. Another thing would be to draw with pens, as they create permanent marks.
Keep up the good work!
looks like your knee deep in studies! its all looking good!
Great still lifes! My one crit is that it's a good idea to drop in the colour of the surface it's sitting on, like you did with the eggplant, because you can often get some reflected light/colour off the surface... also, the shadows underneath them look a little half-assed in comparison to the rather nice blending you've got going on in the fruits and vegetables themselves. =)
amazing fruits! do you have any advice for using texture brushes? settings, pattern etc...
Joe, Thanks a lot! Oh great to hear about your sketch practice! Drawn from free hand! Man, you’re kicking butts with those studies! Awesomeness! :D
e-nat, Thanks a lot! No I forgot to take the time. But honestly it took quite some time, I’m still slow. Though, I got faster and faster while drawing the last fruits. Thanks for the good advice! I’ll try some fast sketches again, they where some really nasty things to do and last time they got incredible ugly. But I think I might be ready for a second try. Thanks for visiting! :)
kevin, Thanks! I’m glad you visited again! :)
Revidescent, Thanks a lot! You’re right, I didn’t work with the surface under the fruits. I got bored and lazy and thought I could just do a quick sketch and no one would notice anyway! ;) Haha, but there is nowhere to hide from embarrassment! Thanks for the crit and for visiting, I really appreciate it! :)
wutangclam, Thanks a lot! Well I just started trying out new brushes and am kind of a novice on the matter. But I recently got a link (I wrote it in your sb) to a cool set of brushes from kabewu, which I’m very grateful for! Good luck with them and have fun! :)
Trying out new brushes...
The fruit looks crazy good! If I squint slightly then they're photorealistic. Keep going as you are, Greenhouse. :)
nouge, Haha, thanks a lot! I will! :D
Simple studies for today. If a man is hard to draw, think about how hard it must be to draw a horse! They have FOUR legs, gah!!! ;)
It's really good that you are practicing people as well as horses. It seems that humans and horses are somewhat engrained in the human consciousness to the point that if there is something wrong with their anatomy you realize it immediately, so getting those two forms down is really important. Your horses are looking really good, they seem to have weighted form like you can really tell their weight as they move. The humans you seem to have the same problem that I do were you don't make them look lengthy enough. Like they are too squat and not sinuous enough. Granted some people are like that, but not all of them. Keep up the good work.
Jenny Jacobs, Thanks a lot! Youíre right, I often get the bodies too short legged. Got to practice more on that. Thanks for visiting! :)
Here's some 30-60 sec gestures from Lovecastle, a couple of life drawings and a sci-fi wip.
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excellent fruits and horses, the horses are very fluid and the fruits very.. fruity.... Really digging the improvement, keep up the good work. Your lines on the gestures are very fluid but try some opacity based on pressure, and try emphasising some lines over others, it really helps developing a style.
Im really liking what you are doing :)
That's it dude !
Your textures look cool and your working well you lines, you're on the good way ! You're improving ! Keep it up and remember : YOU'LL NEVER WORK ENOUGH :P
Man those poses are killer for horse and human alike! Rendering is looking solid as well still. Curious to see that scifi wip taken further :) I bet it will be sweet!
Jaik, Thanks a lot dude, great to hear! Yeah Iíll try that! Those body gestures are so freakin hard. I need lots of practice and all advice is welcome. Thanks for checking out my sb so frequently! :)
Izzual, Youíre quite right! Haha! Thanks for the great words and for visiting, I appreciate it! :)
Joe, Thanks a lot, great to hear man! Itís my first digital sci-fi image. Thanks for visiting! :)
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Studies from Burne Hogarth.
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Just some doodles from space..
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Good studies :) Be careful about using soft brushes/blur, though!
I really like your spaceship studies, with the lights, and the lake,....and than
this rock with the mint color,......
nouge, Thanks! I will! :)
iven, Thanks! Glad to hear! :)
Thanks for visiting guys!
Here are some more Hogarth studies.
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Starting out the fun things, putting light and colors to the sketches.