I have to do more studies. Gar. I'm thinking of skulls, and continuing my arm studies.
Hopefully by the end of this week I can compile my college portfolio and post it here. I'm still lagging on that dang oil painting; I'm so clogged with schoolwork, I'm not sure how I'll be able to deal with it (especially since it's all dry now...).
I'll be going to both National Portfolio Days in Dallas, and I'm really excited!
The skintones and rendering on those faces are a pleasure to look at. I'm not sure I can see which pictures belong to the same progress but I for one would like to see more variation in viewing ankle and expression though.
Remember that all 4 corners of the eye should form a straight line, so the eyelids should be part of the same plane that's straight, not cylinderical (though of course they're round individually.. I hope you know what I mean). Otherwise it'd seem like the person is squinting when eyes watch to the same direction. Just mentioned this because the widths of the two eyes seem to differ in the portraits. Skull studies are sure useful for getting the construction.
As I said, great job with the colours and keep it coming!
Thanks Smuli. The explanation for the facial structure was really helpful; in fact, I think that was the problem I had - I was basing the placement of the eyes on a curved plane, rather than on a flat one. I've been staring at my teachers lately to get a better idea of facial anatomy; I'm sure they think I'm paying attention lol. I will definitely start skull studies soon!
I've been compiling my college portfolio, so I haven't been drawing that much.
Below is the 15 pieces of my portfolio in slide format. I wish I had pieces with a larger variety of subject matter, in a larger variety of mediums, and that were of more finished quality. I think I can get through though. Hopefully.
I like the look of the thing that started as a human spider or something. Only crit is that I think the arms should look wider at the elbow joints. The portfolio has some impressive digital work I haven't seen. My favourites are the black and white interior and the lake landscape. The shirt shadings on the potrait look also really good but I think the lighting on the hand sketches lacks consistency (I can see they're old though). Something that shading layer by layer would've fixed but with the great values of the digital work, I'm sure you know that.
Keep the good stuff coming, I'll pop in every now and then.
Thanks Smuli. I'm trying to improve my handles on traditional media.
Today I spent about an hour on the one below, trying to render it to somewhat of a realistic quality. It ended up quite unsatisfactory, though. Especially because once I shaded over an area, even with an eraser I wasn't able to return an area to a white value. I'm still not very used to rendering very much with pencils, but hopefully if I do a couple more of these I'll get better.
Forgot to mention: The object is supposed to be a computer speaker haha.
I haven't updated - much less done any art - for about three weeks. Ehe...I guess I can say that college apps. and homework are just about killing me.
My school has an art contest coming up (the due date is after Thanksgiving Break) and I'm getting an early start even though I know I should be continuing my work in apps. and hw. I aiming for a samurai; as to what color his kimono will be I'm not sure yet.
I ended up scrapping the samurai and going for something new. I'm writing a story, which is failing miserably after I realized that I have yet to experience almost anything in this world. Despite that, the below is the main character...in his pajamas.
The squiggly shapes going through the air are crows. I guess I have to go and study some bird anatomy now...
Nice poses on the samurai but I think the lines might be suffering a bit from being all CG. I do hope to see some of those little gesture sketches with pencil from you. The hands are still looking great and I really liked that value drawing about the computer speaker too. Try some more referenced work about people too - your heads are having a very strictly defined look and when it goes as far as having always the same age and expression, I don't think it's a good thing. You're sure able to draw the basic head well enough for moving on to different types.
Keep these coming, I hope the school isn't exhausting you entirely.
Hmmm...I said I wouldn't update until I sketched with a pencil. I guess I have...but it's still really lacking, and it's like small doodles on my school homework haha. I think I should really get to some more serious pencil-sketchorze.
Some of this crap was from a while ago...
Finished Ronin w/some major anatomy/movement problems. It's hard to unthread fabric after 1) spending energy on threading it and 2) threading it all in the first place - literally and figuratively haha.
Some WIP sketches for Pepper, Stanley Lau's imaginary babe:
Hrmmm... I'll upload the referenced stuff later (when I actually do it
I visited your Deviant account, congrats on getting to the university! Is it fine art or what?
The portraits are beautifully rendered as always. The woman on red background is my favourite - a clean package with good composition and deliscious colours. On the first painting of post 50 and "Bell Pepper", there just seems to be unnecessary space at the sides that makes me wonder what's going on.
Looking forward to seeing those reference studies. Skintones are great as Marioucci said but colours could still look more natural.
Thanks, smuli. Sorry for the late reply: I've been avoiding to post because I really haven't done any post-worthy reference studies. *gets shot* I've realized that I can't really improve that quickly without them, so starting tomorrow I'm going to dive into anatomy. I promise myself haha. EDIT: I forgot to say. I'm going to Boston University to study Visual Art. woohoo!
Somewhat recent and not-that impressive stuff:
Not in time for Mother's Day:
Overdue b-day present for a friend:
I'm a graphic designer at school:
Unfinished for a contest at DeviantArt:
Blehing around in Google Sketchup:
Concrete textures from scratch:
WIP that will not be worked until much later:
Random blah blahs:
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Anyway, I've finally been doing some anatomy studies. Starting out with the rib cage. I was drawing them from memory for a while, before I realized that I couldn't really visualize it underneath my skin in the mirror or in a photo. Blargh...I did eventually marker it on myself - xiphoid process, gladiolus, manubrium, types of ribs - but this website was much more helpful: http://www.getbodysmart.com/ap/muscu...menu/menu.html I'm very glad I stumbled upon it in the Resources forum...
I haven't practiced anatomy that much...gawd. I've been reading about it, but haven't picked up the pencil.
One factor is because I'm lazy, but the other factor is because it's difficult to conceive the ribcage from a radical perspective. I might "borrow" some clay from the classroom, mold it into a ribcage, and see if that helps. D: