omg your studies are so wicked. i feel like touching your oils paintings :3 very realistic capturing you got. if u don't mind me asking, how big is your sketchbook (physical sb). anyways keep up those figure studies Puck! i really need to study just as hard! i'll watch out for more updates (^-^d)
the painting looks great!
Thanks Teapo - appreciate the comments. For most lifedrawing I work on an A1 pad, but I rarely draw large enough to fill the page with one figure - usually I'll fit at least 3 figures in it (so maybe I don't need to lug around an A1 pad afterall!) - and for portable sketching I always carry an A4 in my bag and a small moleskine in my pocket (as it's a well known fact that moleskine makes your drawings 0% more awesome for only double the price!).
Thanks again Jeremy.
Here's some more lifedrawing on my lappy 486. 2 mins each for the b/w - generally 20 mins each for the other two pages.
A scribble from scribblertoo that I coloured in PS.
More work in progress pics on that kids book - still nutting out a style for it and changing the characters designs as I go.
And I'm still trying to finish this Tree baby image from last years "Newborn" Challenge! If anybody has anyfeedback on this in particular, especially the composition, I'd love to hear it!
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Here's a pic that was inspired by playing through Metro 2033 - a very atmospheric and beautiful game. The lighting was inspired by cryptcrawlers "A hostile takeover" image (gotta buy that tutorial soon and soak up all that learnin' - love his work).
More life drawing - 10 to 20 mins in PS:
Some portraits from photos:
And an quick piece for a cghub 2d challenge - "deadliest catch":
Big collection of studies in here! Well done Bargue and muscle studies. Thanks for sharing the process of the progress!
Thanks Soros, appreciate the comment!
Here's an update to the sea monster one - decided I could push it a bit more. Plus more life drawing (pencil and photoshop from life).
Hey! Some really nice work in this thread, and thanks a bundle for taking a look at my sketchbook.
You've got a really great handle on value and lighting, and i think if you took a little time to balance the hard and soft edges in your pieces you could really push them to the next level. Developing some crisp edges where light is hitting an object directly can help let the viewer know where to look!
Thanks again, and some really great work in here.
wow, partly fascinating colour choice and lighting!
ps: are you still active on artorder?
It's been about a year and a half since I posted last. Here's some of the very little bit of art I've managed to do in that time, most of it is a year old now, but I haven't had a chance to work for a while due to having lots and lots of children. :) Hopefully it's not another year before I post again.
An unfinished bust study(s) from some images found on Gurneys blog a while ago.
Pornography disguised as a tonal study.
And some semi-finished illustrations, all of them for competitions here and there.
i dont understand why no ones commented on those last ones, some pretty amazing stuff, youve gotten a ton better at your rendering and details/texturing. your character designs are awesome and your illustrations are really looking proffessional, i mean look at that wolverine and that cliff in the dwarven hammer piece! just wanted to say i love the character designs and the expressions you give them. that water in the sea monster painting is as real as you can get along with the monsters puzzled expression. and finally I like the composition in the dwarven hammer piece it really leads your eye from the hammer to the end of the creature that's hit alontg with the use of the slanted mountain/cliff.