I like your drawings and your way of doing it.
The drawings you made from those photos are telling me to advice you to look more carefully for the photos and understand the forms and shapes.. Try to find the relations between the parts of the body and notice the distances between the most important points of the womans bodys
keep on improving =)
Kanoodle: thanks for ze encouragement, creepface
Matsign: thanks, don't worry, I will never stop with the pretty girl faces, haha
Arbu: thanks for the crit, that's one of the things I'm working hard on...form and volume are my weakness
Another update, from reference - took me 2 hours and it's still a mess. I just got tired of working on it, so I guess I'll take my lessons learned and apply it to the next one
Edit: new one done in sketcher...it FEELS like I'm improving with colors at least
Last edited by serhc; January 10th, 2008 at 06:52 PM.
Biiig update from my sketchbook - found my old, old, old, old scanner and got some of these junks into my computer. Contrast had to be adjusted, and they ook a little yellow, bleh.
Edit: another speedpaint from tonight, colors and such
Last edited by serhc; January 11th, 2008 at 12:08 AM.
nice update, not lacking dynamism. . Yep, scaners do that frequently, adjusting levels works a bit better than contrast. Mine usually makes them brownish -_-.
Is the witch girl before the last image flying backwards?
good good study . day day up ..
http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=77441 [B] my finished works
Your sketches are just topnotch! Seriously sweet line strokes. I like pretty much all of them. As for you paintings in photoshop try to study from real life
more. Just get something like a apple and take a long look at the colors and how they work. You'll get more mileage out of those then photos. Keep
it coming man! Mass potential here!
Nice sketchbook man!
Just one thing I saw was that you tend to draw the arm very thin and sometimes to thin that it looks like its only bone.
Keep up the good work
All critics/comments are much appriciated
Renegade: thanks :] there's supposed to be a wind blowing forward, but I guess I've got nothing else to show that there's wind, so it's hard to catch. There's so many other things wrong with that picture anyway, it's just...bleh
Samantha: thanks for the encouragement I took a look at your work, I love it
Trashy: thanks for the suggestions! I'll keep the life studies in mind - I finally went and did the grapefruit/orange below at your suggestion
Max: thanks for pointing that out, trying to fix those strange anatomical quirks
Here's two more: doodling in sketcher, and a still life of a grapefruit. Doesn't quite look like one, but oh well, haha. All c+c welcome, colors and form perception are a bit difficult for me
some sketches from my newest sketchbook, one of those moleskine notebooks - also, something done for the art crusades thing. i might tweak it a bit later, to make the glowiness more apparent, but it's done for now
edit: got some crits, and the light goddess piece bothered me enough that i decided to go back and revise it. any thoughts?
Last edited by serhc; January 27th, 2008 at 01:01 AM.
The paintings are getting better loopero, but the thing about this piece is that, well pretty much everything except the shirt is the same hue slightly varied. if you have a warm light, for example red here, your shadow would have to be a cool color, complimentary colors usually work the best, but if you're creative you can find something that also looks cool. Make your contrast stronger aswell, the shadow on her has a higher saturation, and high brightness. UNLESS you're doing a shadow with reflected light or a glowing effect (which is essentially the same thing) you want to have a low brightness high saturation for shadow. You also forgot some cast shadows, the necklace, and the bottom of the nose. Try pronouncing the left cheek more, it kind of looks like it's going in, then out then kinda I'm lost. But yeah, drawing and painting more is the best crit I can give.
nice studies and sketches man. some pretty interesting chars in there, this one http://www.conceptart.org/forums/att...4&d=1202581333 on the right is a really cool scene.
oops, haven't updated in a long time
filled up a couple of sketchbooks in the meantime, but access to a scanner means intruding on someone else's time and patience, so i'll upload them soon if i can
meanwhile, ps painting...still hard for me to do this junks
hrm, looks like im still struggling with expressionless-face and block-hands/feet
man, ur pencil stuff is really sick! sweet stuff, keep it up.
thanks for dropping by my SB, appreciate it
Really great stuff in here, you have got a nice style going, think you're doing the junks nicely, perhaps try working some more with contours to make the forms pop.
Take care and keep updating!
kanoodles: thanks dude, but uh...where have you been lately?
seth: thanks guy, haven't seen you around much - are you still in sketcher much?
lotet: thanks, trying my best :]
tigermilk: thanks for the crit, i'll try it in my next one. i've really got a problem with creating depth and interest...i'm kinda scared of laying down bold colors, i guess
tried something graphics-designy? dunno how to classify it, but i tried to focus on composition. i think i mightve made it too busy - any thoughts?
edit: another guy, didn't want to spam -
i think i need to go read up on composition
Last edited by serhc; April 20th, 2008 at 01:07 AM.
I love your stuff!!
So much flow and looseness, it's really terrific. I was going to comment that you seem to make the lower body too small for the upper body, but you seem to have been more careful with that in all your more recent pictures.
Can't wait to see more, mind if I subscribe?
'Cuz life is full of your regrets, and I should be one...
pk: thanks :] still working on that anatomy junks, fixing those weird quirks i tend to repeat. and i would be honored by a subscription, haha. and if you see this - START A SKETCHBOOK YO
new one, some kind of monochromatic/value painting type thing. took a lot longer than it should have, but oh well. i dont think it's reading very well, but i've already spent way too much time on it
your sketches are cool, but you never finish anything. it's really dissapointing. Spend more time on something and bring it to a full render. It's like you have all this untapped potential being capped by lazy.
you've got cool ideas, and rocking stylizations....now bring some stuff to finish! Don't make me go to jersey to break you fingers.
good luck with the studies dood, I look forward to some *finished* stuff soemtime in the future.
I learned that I too could take something to a finish when I started doing master copies, and just spend 20+ hours on something....it was a real kicker. Just stop worrying about how long you spend on something, you'll get faster as time goes on
thanks for the encouragement guys, still werkin' on the drawing abilities, along with the painting ones. and kvick...get off those shrooms man
a couple of new scans from my sketchbook - had to do a lot of adjustments on them in ps to get them to actually show up, so then i decided to throw some color on them, just so they wouldnt look so damn weird
portrait of agyness deyn from some magazine. i seem to draw her a lot...and i think i've actually drawn from this picture one before...
Last edited by serhc; May 28th, 2008 at 03:16 AM.