Thanks dadushin. Always good to hear comments from you.
Your line work is still well-rendered. Just keep your imagination and polishing the work out! I hope will see more to be done, especially colour painting!
haha you sketches are pretty awesome man...... I love the blend between realistic and completely bizarre I should carefully watch your style for inspiration...I'm going to have to stick around
Please help a criticism craving artist out!
And PLEASE tell me what you think!
As a bonus, I'll even come by a check out your sketchbook!
hey man! fellow risd slave
hope your enjoying the break for the next, what, two days before wintersession?
well, since you asked for my farty old senior advice, i thought i'd toss some things out, since there is still time for you to get what i failed at doing!:
but first off, just know the last sophomore i talked to about my true risd sentiments i convinced to leave ! do you know emmie?
in the short, definitely take any and all opportunities to experiment until you feel comfortable and understand what you're trying to get out of your art. you really have to fight hard to get the good classes and informative teachers (i didnt get anything i wanted until second semester junior year! ) but now i realize instead of doing all the tawdry work for teachers that didnt really care : cough : bill hall ), i should have just said 'fark it!' and focused on my own development that i wanted to see. in the end they should grade you on your personal effort, which so far is really impressive. and if they dont grade you well, dont worry, its not stamped on your portfolio and deifnetely try to get fritz for any and all classes, friggin genius!
actually, we should just meet up this coming semester and i can throw a few suggestions around if ya want man! i live in the bowels of provwash in my studio. send me a line ur facebook or something i guess? btw what are you taking for wintersession?
sick paintings btw
Last edited by mrgrumble; December 30th, 2007 at 04:28 PM.
hey man, I didnt forget that crit that i mentioned...just a little late sorry (your drawings are rocking by the way)
In your paintings I can suggest using the background more to your advantage. The few that I have seen have a greyish bg. Try to use more color in it. The best paintings have a tint to the bg's that is echoed throughout the paintings. Try and mess with more reds in your skin tones. I see a lot of browns and yellows but some reds might offer some variety as will subtle blues and greens. Also try and feather some of your edges more and soften them. You can be loose and soft in certain areas and get more hard in areas with actual hard edges like eyelashes and such. Cuz if you think about it the side of the face is a turning soft sphere so it won't really have a hard edge...
Hope this helps.
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i'm back at school, where the scanner is, which means i can start updating again!
i have a lot of crap so i'll start with the ones i was able to scan, just a few and are from the beginning of vacation
these are pretty old now (3 weeks?) and looking at them i can see a lot of messed up things, some nice things but mostly really messed up suckiness things
all no ref, did these after watching gladiator though
I WILL REPLY SOON!
Last edited by dadushin; January 13th, 2008 at 02:28 AM.
the gladiator movie inspires you and you inspire me
nice shading as always !
and I've to say again,,, but your pencils are great!
Dadushin, thanks for stopping by my SB. You have an interesting bunch of stuff in here yourself. You have some interesting and nice linework and interesting. I haven't read everyone else's comments, but anatomy studies will make your sketches much strong. I'd like to see more paints and what you can do with them.
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hey dude thanks for commenting in my sketchbook, sweet paintings and sketches you got here! i would suggest perhaps doing some more "action" poses when working with out ref as some of your sketches look a tad stiff atm...but thats one of my main issues too hehe keep up the great work!
i'll reply with the last batch of comments
posting in chronological order, older to newer
all no ref, except the quick anatomy study
scans are little whacky
for the teen challenge, guess it turned out ok
Last edited by dadushin; January 14th, 2008 at 08:55 PM.
Wooah, haven't come to realize you're so young until you said that those are for teen challenge! They are all awesome, I personally prefer the first one, nice character as a whole. Just thinking maybe you can add some motion to your work such as distort the perspective or extreme pose?
Very good picture
WOUU, cool update! your characters are really nice!
your lines and shading are amazing!
and I wanted to ask you something (with my limitated technical english )
what kind of pencils do you use,,, or what range of pencils do you use? (3b,2b,b,hb,h...??? ) to obtain, for example, the apocalypsis warlord?
great work :] love your character drawings.
One thing I'd say is they all look slightly stiff. I don't know if you are doing it or not, but I think you'd benefit alot from some life drawing. Get a bit more looseness and gesture going with your figures and they'll feel better.
Also don't forget anatomy!
lennon- hey thanks for the drop in!
egonun- i try haha thanks
GOBLINSHARK- thanks for stopping by, yea i need to stop being lazy..damn
Mr. Delicious- thanks, i'm getting there, my ADD kicks in to much haha
JPW- thanks for the words jpw
invinciblewombat- i will try to get some finished ones in there, especially if i ever get a wacom
Dose206- you too! haha thanks for you comment as well man
Jiang. Yifan- thanks jiang
Call0ps- hey thanks call0ps! got to drop by your book
Tigermilk- hey thanks for dropping in Tiger! those are actually stamps..haha due dates for when i work at the library
Arthe Xavier- Hey thanks man, yea i would love to do that especially from life, man i MISS life drawing, learning is one of those great things, although i'm discovering things about my education at school here..that arn't that great..anyways thanks for the comment!
Dravloc25- thanks man
Clodioz- thanks man! keep practicing and let the world inspire you 2ndcomment:yea man i fuckin love that movie haha, great to hear i inspire someone, thanks man! 3rdcomment: pencils...i use .5 and .7 mechanical pencils, a 2b pencil, and a kneaded eraser. right now i havn't really used the .7, but it depends on what i'm rendering and i guess what i feel like at the moment..sometimes i draw with only 2b when other times just the .5...sometimes do the line with .5 and then render with 2b...but yup those are the pencils i use............for the warlord i started with .5 for the line and then used both .5 and 2b for rendering, just switching off, don't remember that well
UnSharpened- thanks, your work is improving! 2ndcomment: hey man thanks again, yea in the coming month i plan to do more painting stay tuned! 3rdcomment: thanks for stopping by again! haha, yea i'm trying to get into skewing the perspective and doing more action poses now, we'll see how it goes
AsaB- hey everyone is qualified! don't hesitate to point out the ugly crap in my work haha, thanks for words
Davio- thanks i'll try!
Mattgamer- glad you like
Timmy.the Turtle- haha..hmm what about now?
The fat kid- hey thanks for the great advice man, you really hit on one of my big problems, still working on it as i still am taking the easy rout in some of my recent ones, but i definitely keep your post in mind now when i draw. great respect for your improvement and work. thanks fat kid!
ajvenema- yea man you definitely do have your own strong spots, everything comes with practice!
dan.man.86- hey thanks man, i'm going back into more bizarre stuff as i miss it, stay tuned!
mrgrumble- hey grumble, still need to contact you, i think i saw you once but i wasn't sure because i didn't have my glasses so i didn't approach you haha
ill send you another message
Fvallejo- thanks for the words!! definitely helps, i'm going to be painting a bunch, i'll keep this stuff in mind for sure, i think i was scared in adding in colors into the skin tones because i thought everything would be thrown off or it would stand out to much, but i now realize that just made them kinda bland..thanks for dropping by!
hylandr2- yup i'm really lazy when it comes to getting down and doing the studies...got to get off my ass, thanks for the comment!
paperX- great point, im just getting into action and more gestural poses, thanks
Call0ps- hey thanks for dropping in again, i'll try!
Slav- thank you for stopping by
Skorpi- thanks for the comment
gustavo desimone- thanks
Miles- thanks man, i will as its one of my weak points right now
nethus- right now i havn't got the chance, i guess i have lost some of the gestural hand i had before..man i got to find some sessions..thanks for reminding me! thanks
a crap update
you are good at pencil sketchs~ er, i 'm not sure what the bright skin in that man's face? yeah, the bright spot besides his mouse. that confused me ...
keep it up. do some digital works, i think you will do much better than only black and white~
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coOOL, thanks for the answer,,, Now, I can diferenciate areas with 2b and with your .5 , btw, nice update as always
dude nice work again
i would love to see more actions shots as well maybe some scenes, interaction? would be sweet
Gardener- white dot? i would do some digital works, but working with mouse frustrates me, no wacom(SLIFJSDfalkdjf;askdji) plus i don't even have photoshop yet ...thanks for the comment
Clodioz- thanks for the continued support man!
egonun- yea still workin out them, did some, and they suck really bad, maybe i'll post em...i should shouldn't i...haha thanks
all no ref
hey ! Maybe I dont have your imagination and I will never develope it,,, but I have to tell you that I've been practicing shading as you,,, but I cant heheheh doesnt matter...
and ehmmmm,,, I have noticed that you tend to hide your faces,,, even when they're pretty good!,,, dunno why,,, perhaps a few characters without helmet wouldnt be so bad
sooo that's all for now.. I go to bed,,, it's late here
hey dude, great updates....i think Clodioz is on to something here about the helmet comment, also i suggest watch out for the pose of the hands, it can start to get repetitive from time to time as you choose to draw the pose that you are more comfortable with (i know because i do this a lot ....keep up the hard work man!
Thanks! I know about the contrast, the thing is when I try to get darker on shades or just to make a better sensation of volume I loose colours. I still don't know / understand contrast and opacity of colours and the painting loses when I try to get deeper on that.
Very cool desings, I don't know why but I don't remember having seen that sb!
Thank you very much (anyone telling anything from long ago :p)
Clodioz-yea good point, i think i have a couple faces in this update, not really though, should practice those
PaperX- good point again, practice required once again!
Zarquino- thanks for stopping by
another late update, havn't been drawing much..starting to show
no ref. sry for bad scans
for teen challenge
Great sktches man, your progress is apparent. You've developed your lines, rendering and design. Very cool. I've got few advice atm I guess, however a tip would be to explore light some more perhaps. You seem to have created a pattern were you introduce light from above in almost every sketch.
looking forward to more!
Last edited by Tigermilk; January 31st, 2008 at 11:05 AM.