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long time no see.
i really like where your pictures are going. agree with the comment on the hands, they look fantastic.
altogether very smooth rendering and beautiful subjects. i also like your female figures! very clasical types ^_^.
for some crits.
like mentioned before i think your figures (and other objects as well) would benefit from more color variance, changes in color temperature. like, on the face some redish, saturated areas like under the chin, mostrils and similar areas where light would bounce of off flesh and produce an even more saturated light, would already make a big difference. have you seen the noxizmad demos? i rewatched it today and it shows beautifully in his work how much richer the skin looks once he puts purples and strong reds in at edges, next to a reflected light.
the other thing is the eternal struggle with values in color. ^^ (that i constantly loose -.-).
i think in your pencils the values are great.
in the centaur piece for example i think the arm holding the instrument would probably be really dark, or at least the part where the instruments neck throws a shadow. (is the light coming from the front? or the top?)
same goes for the face, some spots could be much darker, depending on your lightsource (like, with toplight the part below the eyebrows above the eyesocket wouldn't get much light i think.)
you've made so much progress.
the pencil drawing of that woman is coming along so well. the texture of the dress is translating excelently.
Hellooo dierat! Hot damn (I've got to stop saying that...it just always pops into my head), your work is fantastic!
So you also have a centaur piece Great minds think alike! You're maybe also a Sagittarius? The subtle painting strokes are looking wonderful, they remind me of a traditional oil painting already. Those hands are making me cry, honestly!
Only one thing that bothers me a bit is her face. Something about the way the features sit, can't quite put my finger on it. Admittedly, she does look kinda of authentic medieval now, but I think she'd look more natural if you'd tweak them a bit. Sorry about the fuzziness, I can't always put my thoughts into words! But I believe it's especially the mouth area, it seems too small or tight, possibly. Anyway, I'm just putting it out there, I'm probably just rambling
I hope to see more progress on your horsie lady soon!
Oh, almost forgot, the other blue painting looks very promising. The second and more vertical composition is definitely stronger than the first, I reckon. I'd like to see more of that too!
Hi. First of all thanks for the crits in my sketchbook.
I'm not as experienced as most people in here, but I agree pretty much about putting some color variance and the comments about the mouth AsaB did.
You're pretty skilled on your rendering, but I think you could try to loose a bit your drawings, like making less precise and tight lines. But that might be just my preference.
Hey dierat! thank you for stopping on my thread and for ur advice. I'm learning colour theory actually and I can say that my eyes ae bleeding. but it's people like that keep me goin!! I really like your WIP38, her poses and her colour! keep it up!
My Sketchbook=> http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=161366
The centaur lady is looking good, especially the hands. I look forward to seeing some progress on that one. The style reminded me of a book of illustrations I have had since I was a kid, The Ultimate Alphabet by Mike Wilks. It has lots of very nice paintings in it.
The centaur piece is looking really nice so far, the hands are brilliant!
I also love the rendering on the blue picture, you're doing so well. Thanks for stopping at my sketchbook
Hey ^^ . your work looks promising, keep in mind when you render the centaur girl that the colours of the surrounding area will be reflected on her too.
found this nice pic , i think this is pretty useful for understanding light and shadow.
Keep it up also with your anatomy studies
Those digital paints on the previous page look amazing. Much improvement aswell.
Black Spot - Thanks, I'll try to place more attention on that area in the future as well as in the current pieces. Sadly the blue girls is kinda on hold as I have some other stuff going on atm..
AmontilladoAg - It's definitely not just you ^^ There's a big proportional problem happening in the human half between the size of the head, the torso, and the arms. Basically the head's too big and the arms are too small; a common problem for me. Thanks for the crit
Sir Cam - Thanks for the Durer suggestion; I've been looking for more 'masters' to learn from. And thanks for the shadows and proportional suggestions, that really helps
DigitallyDumbfounded - Thanks for the crits! Color temperature is something that I've just recently started thinking about, so I really appreaciate your specific suggestions. I wish there were more resources that discussed the nuances of color temperature (as opposed to general color theory, which has tons of websites and books on the subject). I don't have the noxizmad demos, are they very helpful? I have Kei's nude figure painting, the portraits one, the DDS book cover one, and Above the Timerbline. And thanks for the comments on the shadows as well.
AsaB - I swear, it's those Fantasia centaurs! I used to watch that movie as a kid when I was sick; they crept into my delirious subconscious. And yeah, actually, I have a late November birthday. Does that mean you're a sag too? About the centaur's mouth, someone else also mentioned that it lacked realism so it's not just you.
I'll go back to my ref and see if I can develop it a little more. Thanks for the comment!
ricardowb - Thanks, I'll look into the color and the mouth issues. For the style, the centaur one is a bit tighter than I'd like. It'd be nice if I could get the piece to look the way I want without reworking it a thousand times. So right now I'm tring to work on making the piece look right, then later I can develop a more stylistic technique. Thanks for the crits
MeticoloR - Thanks, and have fun with color! ^^
Bergulf - I've never heard of that artist before; his work seems very interesting. Thanks for stopping by
Elz - Thanks and np ^^
alesoun - Thanks, and me too! Thanks for the comment
Cerasela - Hey thanks, that is a really helpful image! One thing it illustrates that I've been thinking about a lot lately is the light that shines from the sky that is not actually from the sun. Direct sunlight is yellowish (or orangish at dusk/dawn) but the skylight is actually very blue. It's funny how you never think about that kind of stuff until you start painting people outside Thanks again! ^^
IvoM - Thanks!
We bought a new PC to replace the old one, and I finally got it all sorted out in terms of drivers and software and all my files and other junk. Sweet!
Here's some animals from the local petting zoo and hands/arms from Burne Hogarth's Drawing Dynamic Hands
I finished up that charcoal drawing I was working on (from this photo clickyclickclick), but when I sprayed it the moisture from the fixative dissolved some of the white charcoal. This is what it looks like now. I guess next time I won't spray it (Unfortunately I didn't scan/photograph it before I sprayed it, so the best image I have of the drawing is in post #207)
A little progress on this one
Some thumbnail concepts for a 2d rpg my bf's writing a script for. The main character is an eastern female monkish fighter type
Going for fairly short eastern proportions but hopefully not too short?
Last edited by dierat; July 9th, 2009 at 05:52 PM.
That's awesome that you're making so many thumbs and exploring so many possibilities for the character. I'm sure she will emerge looking fantastic.
Hmmm...I never had that happen to me when using fixative. How far away were you when you sprayed it? Did you use one large coat or layer several light coats? Maybe you can work some white back into it.
Practice spraying on another piece of paper first. It might still dry out better in a couple of days. Funny thing fixative.
Glad to see you back up and running. The characters are looking swell.
I really like the centaur painting, good job on rendering those hands. Nice variation in the thumbnail concepts for the asian-monk-ninja- character. I'd love to see some work with more movement in them.
Keep up the good work!
Feel free to visit my sketchbook
Krato - Thanks for the crit dude!
JJacks - Yeah I've never had this happen before either or I would've photographed it first, but I've never used white charcoal so much in one piece before. White charcoal is a funny thing, the littlest bit of water will wash it out. I think I got too close to it and left a long wet streak as only some of the areas fizzled out. I could rework it but it's just a study so I'll just move on and scan it before I spray it next time. Thanks for the comment! ^^
Black Spot - I've left it for a few days and it looks about the same. I was also hoping it would magically reappear, lol. I figure next time I'll scan it first, then try spraying it lightly since I don't really care about the actual drawing as long as I have a good scan of it. Thanks for stopping by!
Fumble - Thanks man
Walid D - I'll definitely try beefing up the lower value range to define the light and contrast more, thanks for the crit!
Nicky S - I've add movement to the infinite list of stuff to work on XD Thanks for the comment!
Small update, worked out some rough values in this one. So far I really like the foot. The face probably needs the most work (besides the arms ).
The cleavage is also looking good and that's half the viewers happy.
Hehe, yeah, I'm also a Sagittarius, early Dec over here So it's probably not a coincidence that those Fantasia centaurs stuck so badly in our subconscious!
You really seem to have a knack (and patience!) for realism and detail, I really admire that quality. This piece has some beautiful drapery and details, just fantastic.
Your explorations for that character are sure thorough! Very inspiring, with all that work, I'm sure she'll come out as strong as possible.
So have you put the centaur piece aside for now? Seems like you're doing a whole lot of pieces now! I hope we'll see some futher developements on it soon, I love that piece
Black Spot - Oh sweet, now I just need to get the other half and I'm set! Seriously though, I hope it isn't too much. I think when I get the rest of the image worked out, it won't be such a focal point. Thanks for the comment
AsaB - Thanks! Yeah I'm hoping to get back to the centaur piece sometime soon. It'd be really nice to see it finished after so long, and I have a few ideas for the background that I'm curious to see implemented.
Some progress on this girly girl. I'm slowly adding in the secondary focal points and trying to cement the general composition and color scheme.
She's dressed more for the beach than camping; a bit like hubby is taking a photo of them and the kid is more interested in whatever he's holding.. I like the position you've settled on. She really does look like a real person.
Black Spot - They're not camping; I'm going for a Moari village with fire dancers in the back. (The bikini top is based off typical french polynesian costumes.) But I know that's not visible yet. Thanks for the crti!
Zweit - Yeah that was my favorite pose originally but I felt like it looked a bit uncomfortable, like she was choking him or something. I also want to avoid covering the boy's entire body with other body parts. So the pose she's in now, she has her arm around his waist. Maybe I should raise the arm a bit on him to make it more obvious, and I think I'll try rendering out the previous arm position as well so we can see which looks better. Thanks!
Braintree - Thanks! I knew that foot was a winner!
Fumble - Thanks ^^
Here's another piece I've been working on. The figures are supposed to be Valkyrie. First there are some doodles, then some thumbs, then a quick model of a chariot I made in Google Sketchup, then some wips, then the current version.
Both of your WIPs look very promising. The lighting on the first one is very lovely and the Valkyrie WIP is very dynamic and moody. Are you going to lighten the figure with the staff or will she stay that dark?