SIgh..... SO I went away for a while... Wondering.. why do I suck at drawing so much.... And it was about 6 months that I did odd labour jobs... wishing... that I could really make it as an artist in the industry... I mean. I did my business for a year or so but I just wasnt there yet... Not at the place I wanted to be financially, skill wise and just all around happy with myself. So at the end of those 6 months I came back and looked at all my work and started to see it differently. I saw things and ways that I could make them better.... instead of just dropping them off... like DONE IS DONE and that is that... But thats not the case is it... every peice of art really never has a true finish to it... you may finish something and then in 3 years from now see all the things that you could add to it or make it different... So I am going back... and I am re hashing out all my potentail works that should have gone farther. I have made up my mind not to be lazy about it anymore. This is one of my Zombie/infected peices that I did a while back last Christmas. I have changed it alot and am still in the prossess of working it more. I think there is some big improvements from the last painting of her in the previouse pages of my sketchbook. Tell me what you think and anything I could add or do to make this better... since its still in the prossess of being done any crit would be nice.
I am having difficulty with the right hand... so got comments that can help me out that be great.
THIS is not done so any improvements that I can make on it now would be muchly welcomed.
it looks pretty solid to me...I like the texture....I think mabe the blood on the breasts is mabe a little too much of a bright red....mabe either make it more like the other bloody areas or make it darker?. Re the hand....Id just suggest setting up a mirror and ref-ing your own hand. Finally I think that the framing is a bit too tight on the character....it would be nice to see you increase the space above and below the figure....mabe add a bit more interest with a prop or two, or even just a nice textured wall....just to help tell the story a little better-right now its kind of an undead portrait sitting...whereas with a little tweaking it could be a scene close-up. Keep it up...it's cool so far
thank you, Yeah I was thinking of painting her into a dark room with broken windows and dead bodies on the floor around her. good idea about the mirror and the hands Ill give it a shot thanks
Well, I think that we all wonder why we suck at drawing and painting from time to time, and there are plenty of people in lurking in these forums who are more than ready to tell us how much we suck, even though we make a living of doing these drawings and paintings in our own little pieces of the world. I do not have any advice on your painting posted here (Everyone always seems to take my advice the wrong way on these little forums), however, I will say that as artist's we are in a constant state of re-inventing ourselves, our art, and our styles. Just because something may look good to you today, and you may sell it for thousands of dollars, in three years time you will look back and say "What the fuck was I thinking when I did that?" It happens to me all the time. However, you learn as you go. Constantly practicing. I find myself sitting in my studio doing nothing but drawing gestures for hours upon hours, sometimes for days and weeks at a time. I have actually gone through that process again, re-teaching myself how to draw (in a sense), and I think it has paid off again. I can see my work becoming stronger again, because I think that you really do lose the sense of balance over time. I think that you have to take a step back when you feel yourself slipping, and regain focus, and take extra art class's, and just practice. I think that it happens to all of us, even the best of us (IF they will honestly tell you for sure, IF their ego will let them tell you the truth of it).
Sometimes even these little forums can be just the slap in the face needed to make you re-examine your work, and strive to push it further. God knows their are plenty here more than happy to do the slapping.
Honest, I don't try to be an asshole, it just happens!
thanks EDF for the understanding and encouraging words they do mean a lot to me.
Ok so daveneale I did whatcha said about the neck blood being to bright thanks I think it looks better. I have been fleashing her out more and more and here it is for right now. She is comming along.
Keep the ass wippens comming!!!
EEK! she scarry. I think what its most lacking is a 'real' light source. You have a pretend kind of light source going on right now. its sorta off to the left, kinda in front....
Theres no sharp cast shadows. Its a pretty comon thing when drawing from your head because you dont have that info in front of you. Overall i like what youve done, but its missing that solid real world light.
yeah that has always been a problem for me.
I think it was George Lucas who said "No work of art is ever finished, only abandoned." Or rather, I'm sure Lucas said it, but I dunno if he robbed the quote from someone else.
In helping you finish your painting, the only thing I can say is that much of your work seems kindof blurred to me. Like there are no really sharp edges and shadows. Adding a bit of sharpness would enhance the detail, hence a more finished look.
My 2 centimos.
Actually, George Lucas said he was told that no MOVIE was ever finished, just abandoned.
Honest, I don't try to be an asshole, it just happens!
You quite sure about that? Well it applies to all art, I think. You can always go back two years later (or one month ) and say "Hmm, this would've been better that way"...
Edit: Looks like he stole it from Da Vinci. http://thinkexist.com/quotation/art_...ned/11376.html
I would find it hilarious if this became some sort of George Lucas debate...
I promise to make it my final touch.
is that considered second base? LOL