first refless digital portrait
Attempted my first ever refless digital portrait (having painted one referenced portrait before)!
I have a lot to learn - but in saying that: I've learnt a lot from this hairy man... and I hope I can continue to learn from this new workflow I've established for myself. I now see how important balancing study and play time really is :^^: .
It needs to happen at least once a day! I need to make sure I have time to put my studies into practice! Whether that be sketching in a book or on paper -- or digitally.
Make it happen lady :) !
Also: damn I shouldn't have only posted one thing :'/
lol woke up late again... but --
] liquidjack - thank you very much for the advice and for dropping by! :^^: I'll be sure to just go for it and experiment whilst painting with whatever comes to my head...! Hopefully I can turn some of the sketches into projects :) -- because you're right! It's not all about the studies ~ it's about just having fun too!
[ skb - I would say I got a hefty bit of work done! (thank you check list!)
Started at 1pm: actually worked on my perspective zomg! All free-handed though so it's a bit messy... rulers seem to be invisible in my house - eh, who needs 'em!
followed by a couple of Loomis studies, gestures (including a couple of 5min ones) and a refless female portrait (1st one evvveeeerr! Feels good! Although of course I know where I could improve on - I enjoyed attempting to paint it!)
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out alllll of yesterday... but --
] M.Calza - thanks you buddy :D! I'll definitely keep that advice in mind, much appreciated! Thanks for dropping by! :^^:
] kingkostas - thanks you matey!! :D I'll keep pushing forever and ever!
[ skb - That just made me work even harder!
quick 30min portrait, + two 2min ones
30sec-60sec gestures (oh I seem to be missing two more pages... ah ¯\(°_o)/¯ )
a couple of Bridgman hands
bit of perspective
2 still-life colour studies ~60mins each - with first mirror study :D - hard to grasp but fun, fun, fun! (note: didn't intend to send so much time on these... work on time management)
1 thumbnail concept to digital sketch w.i.p (note: finish in future!)
1 refless sketchy ~2hours (note: "^")
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So I thought taking a day off on V-Day would be harmless...
] M.Calza - thanks you again dude, yeah I'll have to try and apply it to my sketches from now on :^^:
] Biomecha_wolf - haha thanks buddy :) very true, I must try for some finished sketches... I'll probably do one soonish -- 2 days without sketching really screwed up my confidence D: ... I'll get there soon though! :D
] dableu - awh, thank you so much :^^: this means a lot to me and really helped pump my motivation back to 110% after being away for two days! I'll be pushing even harder now <: !
] Kvetch - yay! Thanks a bunch dude! That's really heart-warming to hear :) . Ooh awesome advice and taken on-board! Ellipsis' are hard shapes to draw/understand most times for me... thus, I will annihilate them bahaha.
Thanks for stopping by guys, <3 really helped me get back to my usual level of motivation/inspiration after beings away for (what felt like foreeever without a sketchbook/computer) 2 days lol.
[ skb - hung out with a friend on the 14th, came back around midnight, the following day - spontaneously went to the city... would've been great buuut I forgot my sketchbook... so I literally got nothing done for 2 days straight! It's funny, I actually felt quite anxious not being able to sketch at least one little thing :s not like unable-to-cope type of anxiousness -- just felt a little uneasy knowing there were moments during those two days that I could have done something in a skb - like on the bus rides, trains, waiting for people etc, and knowing that... was hard to accept.
So, note to self: don't forget your "papa smurf" i.e. skb.
Although not being able to draw for the past two days set me back in my confidence a little bit -- I say: "screw it!" and got my felt-tips out :3
Quickest Vanderpoel studies I've done to date (30-1min ea)
Some Loomis hands and refless hands
Some refless eyes, mouths and studies of my own eyes, mouth etc.
Trying some new things in PS (working with clipping masks etc) sketchy poos - refless
Mucking around with colour and clipping masks sketchy poo - refless
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Tomorrow is a new day :^^:
B-b-b-brain farter of a day but pulled myself out of it by the arvo <:
] Mannyhaatz - oh you wonderful thing you! Thanks a butt load man :D! I'm telling you, we're bouncing off each other's work and motivation hahaha ~ well I hope I can manage to keep with the amount of work I've been doing come March... uni starts March 4th, ugh -_-. Either way, I know I'll be busting my ass twice as hard! P.s. I'll neverrrrr staaaahp--! :^^:
[ skb - mostly digital paintings today. It was Sunday after all ~ why not a little fun? :^^:
30sec gestures, 60 sec gestures (in the wrong order)
10min speedpaint colour/comp experiment (topic: The Legend of Zelda)
1hr portrait study with ref + added some tid bits.
1-1.5ish hour refless sketchy
refless fog study
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Note (tomorrow): enviro studies, perspective (put into prac), still lifes, longer figure drawings (2-5), bit of feat studies --- play time: put into prac
watched a bunch of livestreams today... I am now exploding with knowledge!
] Kvetch - thanks you man :) ! Haha it's really fun trying new things ~ sure thing, will do! :^^:
] M.Calza - hahaha o/ yay I'm honoured to have you both as stalkers :D . Thanks you! I'm sure you can too!
[ skb - I could have done a bunch more work today, and I know it -- but the time was well spent learning things from a good few livestream sit-ins.
...although I could have been sketching while listening/glancing at the stream... yeah... I'll probably do that next time :P
Still gotta make damned good use of time -- don't kid yourself girl!
A couple (and when I say a couple I mean a couple) of gestures
Refless portrait sketches, followed by a few Loomis eye sketches
A wip sketch I might actually finish one day -- it was taking too long and I initially started it to test out a timelapse app I'm using to help some friends out with art. Any help counts, right?
Couple of refless enviro/colour sketches
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To do: still-lifes, head studies, proportion, eyes, noses, longer figure studies (2-5),