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Bought new paper yesterday, experimented with B&W gouache and Painter. Any thoughts on the pieces? I guess they're not fully finished but I don't know where to go with it.
Another experiment, made this night. I mostly work with characters but should definatly work on enviroments aswell. This is a hallway painted about 2,5 hours. As the others, I do not know where to go with these. I have tremendous problems rendering detail, I have basically not a clue on where to start. Any tips on painting detail?
your characters are interesting, but there proportions just seem 'off'. I know its stylized, but to see these characters in motion I think would force them to move awkwardly.
The lighting could use some work on them as well. overall you have a real nice sense of color and defining strong light and dark values, but you dont have things like a cast shadow on the leg under the pants. things like that. overall nice work though
as for environments, paint still lifes, and paint from photos. study other artists environments, and see how to 'imply' detail without having to 'render' detail.
but seriously, paint still lifes. one a week. It will teach you LOADS about making things look solid, how light and shadows work, and give you experience with that detail.
the reason you cant paint the detail, is because there is no detail in your head to paint. If you were using a reference, you could look at it, and your brain would carry over that information to your own piece. But sitting down and doing 'fantsy' which is based on nothing in the real world will leave you with pretty much nothing but vague images.
Thanks a bundle! I guess when you're not attending classes regulary, you forget the importance of studies and references, when infact, your best work always start with good reference material.
Despite my speech, I once again work without reference, but I see it as a practice in color usage. A couple of hours, that new paper and painter 9..