your SB is inspiring keep it up, the improvement is crazy!!
"Simon, believe in yourself. Not in the Simon that you believe in, and not in the Simon that I believe in either. Believe in the Simon who believes in you"
- Kamina, Gurren Lagann
Keep it up, you're def headed in the right direction, by the time you're 20 you'll be kicking everyones ass.
A lot of good critique has been said already, try and absorb as much as you can, this goes for looking at other peoples work too. Everyone says do "studies" but I think really really breaking down an image and looking at what defines it and makes it good by just sight is as helpful as doing a copy.
Can't wait for more posts!
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lilnebo: Hey bro... always glad when you poke your head in my sketchbook... Your sketchbook is doing amazingly... you struggle on certain things... but so did/do we all repetition and studies are the only way to progress! and from what I can see you do more studies than I do ... my one advice is define your image early... that means ensure your shape and form is solid long before you add value or color... the more preparations you make early on in the image... the less you have to "fix" later on!
kingkostas: Thanks Kostas, look up to you a lot
Danny_K: Thanks Danny, yeah that was coming next, I was just working it in stages , your advice is appreciated. The paintover is awesome, means a lot
Yor: Thank you, strong advice. Keeping it in mind as I paint
Jordy: Thank you so much, visual always helps. Great advice, thank you
teapo: Me neither, thanks. Your doing great at your sketchbook, loving it all
Vinicam: Thank you so much, that means a lot, really makes me want to work harder, thank you
ThabisoMhlaba: Hopefully if I get a mic, thanks for dropping by
ColorExcursion: Thaaankkkk you!!
Bombur: Will do, thank you so much
Beelow: Seriously Bryce, thank you. It means ALOT. This has been so helpful, the background was really a big weakness for me, thank you again
alexson: Thank you , thanks for the advice too was very helpful
Jaytea: Thanks J
Lang Oulk: Geez that means a lot, thank you
Metal Fingers: I am waiting, I want to see how my baby pirate has grown! Thank you so much Alex
abijou: Thank you so much and I will do
Nettle_Mountain: Oh wow that's killer advice, had no idea about that. Thank you very much
MattGamer: Yeah that was the deal, thanks and thats all good then Yeah I would've but recently I've been learning that it's much better to just understand and not try to make a perfect image, thank you again Matt
Oatestwder: Wow, thanks. It's strange hearing people say that
Natzuur-JK: That's ace advice, thank you for it. It makes a lot of sense too, especially abosrbing what makes an image good and applying that. Thank you
Ionic: . This comment makes me redicilously happy. I mean right now you're one of the main inspiration forces for me, I truly adore your work and the creativity that pores from it. Solid advice thank you for it, will follow
Thank you for all the amazing advice and encouragement. It's a huge motivator, an inspiration and a humbling experience all together. Seriously, without CA I wouldn't be anywhere really. And hey, I've been doing art for 2 years (with a loooooot of wasted time, but now it's serious I guess)
I wanted to drop one quick advice that's really helped me recently. For anyone who's ever lacked motivation or inspiration, you really don't need to go searching for outside sources. Take a moment and realize that you enjoy drawing, otherwise you wouldn't be here. After that, go see your favourite artists' works, what makes them great and so inspiring. Then don't think, go pick up a pen/pencil/stylus and draw, paint, scribble. Just make marks on the paper.
We think too much, we bring ourselves down and we push away our creativity. Art isn't a job, it's not a competition and it's not something you're forced to do. You do it because at the very least you enjoy it, if not love it. Don't kill your hobby, paint and draw for yourself and give your art all the time, effort and love it deserves
Cool thing, moving on now And yeah, this is all because I am just rediscovering how much fun it is to paint and just enjoy it, not worry about not improving enough because when you have fun, trust me, you study your backside off so that you can have even more fun
Inspirations at the moment :: Mr.Delicious (Dave Rapoza), Cole Eastburn (colepoopface), Hurricane and Ionic
Also I am finally getting my copies of Hogarth and bridgeman, can't wait to do some studies from them.
There's a couple more finished sketchbooks but they're not really worth scanning plus they're already stacked away
In order Cuz Attch. Manager is being evil
1)A character sketch for a mod because the mod had a neat idea, not too pleased with this because I rushed towards the end. I just had others thing to work on and was getting a bit bored of it but I feel like I am learning
2)Finally, a hand study, from life. Practising rendering more, getting a better feel for it
3)Pencil Sketch, trying out some stuff, fun sketch but not finished, I might go back to it, not sure yet
4)Lemen Studies, finally understanding these. Really helpful since they break everything down into gesture --> form
5)Lemen from mind, applying:
Wow, what a great SB! It's like that guy who took a picture of his face everyday for five years, and put them together - except instead of just getting older, you are also getting awesome-r! I love looking at the hands on this page, and then going back to those on your first page - the fruits of your hard work and persistence are inspiring
Nice stuff checked your first page and every tenth one after that and there is huge improvements keep it up. Good stuff.
Great stuff nebo. It's great that you're getting Hogarth, that will strengthen your poses for sure.
I think Bridgeman to be much more instructive than Hogarth, I could be wrong, but maybe Horgarth is really useful for those who want to draw in the style of comic books. At least that's what I think of his anatomy books ... But the sensation of fluidity and movement that Hogarth of the figures really are something to be studied.
Also, I'm always impressed with your advices. You're so young and despite that, your comments always has something to add. Maybe artists are just smarter. Or just I'm dumber than the rest. lol
Anyway, always a pleasure to see your topic. Keep up the hard work!!! Go, go, go! ;D
Oh, yeah... Pass by my sketchbook if you have time.
hey nebo! ill be in the army for about a year, its a long time but itll be over in no time i hope lovely new stuff! nothing to critique, just keep doing what you can best!
hey you just keep getting better and better. I can't even imagine how good you're going to be one day soon, it's going to be insane.... your characters are really lookin good!
nice work nebo, wokro n your hands and proportions alright? they don
t look all that great in your last characters, get into hogarth hard, and i want to see more paintings and looseness, your stuff looks too stiff, not pleasent alright nibrrass?
keep at it, loosen up brah
Lilnebo i think i won't give ypu advices like work on faces ,blablabla,other shit
you are the person who know the best what to do and getting your goals is just matter of time.
for me you are one of the best expample of persistency and its one of the basic skill to become better in everything
I love your thing about love for art.. so true
how its possible you are so young and have such grown up insights i'm just curious
anyway i wish you good luck, and tons of fun
very nice studies mate!!! try to make your equipment to follow and aid the 3d form of the base(body), because it tends to flatten up things, if it doesnt follow the 3d form.
i made a quick paintover trying to show some things.
Keep up the good work!!!
very nice update nebo~ and good advice from king as well. i tend to do that when i put equipment on my characters... and it looks flat if i render it in a 2dimensional approach.. anyway, keep it up ! i love where you're going with those lemen studies ;3
Thank you! Kingkostas, that paint over was brilliant, thank you so much.
I really appreciate the support guys and I'll reply back, gotta make this quick though.
Here's the painting I've been working on finished, I really won't spend any more time on it.
This piece was one huge learning curve. First time I've ever really created a finished painting and I've learnt so much. There were a lot of hard parts but I am really glad I finished it, feel pretty proud.
I did this with the IFX artclass and Cynthia Sheppard was amazing help. She's a great artist and she's really helped me realize how to paint. She gave me a lot of critiques and did some paint overs for me, in between all the tips she gave. Brilliant experience.
But yeah, I am just going to step away from this image now, it's burned way too many hours mainly because it was such a steep learning curve but I just need to move on with the experience. I know there's mistakes, I saw a lot of them but on right at the end but yep, moving on is good.
Spent around 40 hours + on this, I know too slow but it's because It was as much a learning experience.
I am not gonna change this anymore but just an update because I really feel I need to move on and apply the knowledge to other things
nice! I like the dress. next time try to work more on the face of the character, usually that is the main focus and main interest of the piece.
Good job overall, don't get bummed by the amount of time you spend on your learning path, the more the better and besides you will get faster with time that's the natural way of things.
WOOOOH! YES! YEAAH! This is the real shit! Seriously awesome to see this. I totally love this one. Somehow the piece really appeals to me. It's great to see you finally rendering and upping your game. I am almost tempted to say it was time to because doing these finished pieces is soooo much fun and good for your progression. I actually really love how you rendered the cloth. Looks pretty insane and great surfacing on the metal areas as well. Good to see you know how to render different materials. Also lovely description of form on the star things. The overlapping elements work fabulously. Next time make it a bit easier for yourself and just airbrush the background instead of painting the gradiations. I want moaaar of this ;p. Can't wait to see the issue.
cant believe your rating went down while producing improved work.its just not logically right
love this last one.you start seeing things more 3d.
keep up pushing!!!
Wow lilnebo, that last painting is proof that hard work works. Can't wait for the next update
Great studies! That last one is fantastic.
The last piece came out nice, really like the work you did on the dress. But the skintones and face could use some refinement and I think the image could have a better 3d fell, for example the background seem very flat, some variations in the red could make it have more volume.