Ahhh I see it's cupcakeyness now
I just kept looking at it like the white part was a surface being hit by light and the wrapper's dark surface was like... a surface facing away from the light source, making it look like a floating block .
hello everyone, thanks for your comments, sorry for not updating sooner but work has now hit crazy time doing 10hr days now and doing the art department lectures at night so no time to actually work on my own things which is frustrating because i have learnt so much in the last couple weeks like seriously you have no idea TAD fuckin rules, anyway on the weekend i decided to work on a landscape thats a little more complicated then i have done before. its a study from reference im hoping to push this as far as my skills can, so here is a wip of where im up to so far i have also been keeping process pics for my own reference later on, so when its done ill put them all up at the same time which is hopefully soon.
You might not update much but when you update, you definitely put something epic on the table!
I'd really like to hear your thoughts about the piece and your process!
Cool! It'll be beautiful if you keep that natural cool light. Only thing is that there is something wrong with the perspective or maybe it's the verticals on the gazebo...
I'm not sure exactly but if you flip the image horizontally you will see the imbalance that I mean, maybe also vertically.
Maybe get some god rays coming through the trees to push the values. That way you can play with the shadows of the leaves on the dome.. Just a thought, don't mind me I'm just trying to be enthusiastic so you finish this piece. It has a lot of potential I think.
So what's this TAD thing you're doing?
angelo cordon- thanks man, yeh i plan on putting up the whole process. i just redrew the whole thing and im gonna use the one i posted as my underpainting. but its still a while off no time to paint this week.
JasonHickey- hey man, good eye the perspective is off a bit, but the gazebo is actually leaning, as it does in real life. im not sure whether its cause its old or just poorly made lol. still a long way to go.
um TAD is the 5 week course run by the guys who run this site its the art department thing just click the banner up the top lol.
Well i feel really bad about not updating, work is crazy im working day and night on a project so no time for personal stuff, except these sketches. first 2 a character from my book im writing, and 3rd thumbs for covers ill be working on for a comic. everything is pretty rough nothin finished just ideas at this point.
Lot happening lately, just finished a contract now im looking for work. I have decided to use this time to get some projects done that i have been putting off. Such as a new business with a friend called 'Put it in the Front" it is a design and illustration agency. We hope it becomes a success.
I have been working on alot of things at the same time but they are not done yet should be on here very soon. In the mean time a landscape.
Heres some more work done on a character design, i dont know if im happy with im gonna do it again. Something just doesn't feel right i think i used to many outlines and not enough value saying things. And i gotta ref some clothes kinda just made that shit up lol. crits very welcome i need help
The hands are too small I would say. I think you can also start doing some serious rendering with darker pencils to push the values. The feet are also different sizes.
Your studies are awesome, colors are nice and bright, you need some stars in this thread
angelo- your totally right about everything, thats what i needed to hear. Thanks man. Im redrawing now, i find it so hard to make sure i get everything right. like with this i can see i got lost in making all his little tools and self-made satchels and forgot about giving him 2 left feet lol how terrible and the right hand was just jacked. and ur right about values this thing is so flat. hopefully will make some improvement.
2kre8- thanks, much appreciated
Last edited by matty_mcmullen; March 28th, 2010 at 08:52 PM.
The landscape scene you did in post #98 is so awesome! Love the mood. You should do more like this.
hello everyone i thought i would put up some process pics for the latest landscape, this isn't the best process cause i kinda painted it with scattered thoughts and i painted whilst talking with people so yer it went all over the place. hope its interesting anyways.
I like the digital sketch of the pregnant woman and the child in the robot egg.
Great landscape and swinging fat man. Really a massive improvement already! I think the character design needs a bit of work. Try taking the initial idea and sketching it in the style of the fat guy on the swing. I think you'll get something really nice very quickly with some happy accidents that will give something different to your design that's unexpected.
Hello all! I hope you are all well i have been kinda lazy of late because i have been busy starting up a business and now organising a trip to europe ill be away for 5 weeks should be awesome im gonna draw the whole time, im using as my fullfillment trip and hopefully i will fill a sketchbook by the time i get back.
Anyway thanks for your comments guys i really appreciate them, thanks jason im still trying to figure out this whole painting deal i feel like im kinda flukeing most of the time cause no one really taught me. so painting characters like the fat swinging dude could be a good idea.
so heres something kinda got lazy with it towards the end. i kept the process for it if anyones interested.
I really like the landscapes, they remind me of all those times I wish I had a canvas for the view without one for miles . But yeah about no one teaching you, just understand that you pretty much learn everything yourself even if you have teachers, I'm going to artschool right now but I still feel like I'm doing most of the teaching to myself.
Yeah, hit me with the process. I love the mood and the picked out details. The composition reminds me of a post modern middle America but with less colour. Quite dystopian.
Really the fat man painting is the way to go. Fluid and fun. Enjoy the process of painting and do't get bogged down in detail until your happy with the basics.
I wish I could listen to my own advice.
Kvick-thanks, sorry to hear your in a similar position to me
JasonHickey-ask and ye shall recieve
Process of landscape and a sketch of a comic im workin on it's interesting cause i have never felt comfortable drawing digitally but i think i have found a way to do it similar to the way i draw normally.
edit: wow didn't realise how big these were should i change?
Last edited by matty_mcmullen; April 23rd, 2010 at 01:47 AM.
sup Matty dang you were the first person to comment in my sketchbook sure has been a journey since then.
the last image does look a bit big no worrys though
keep at it man its all looking good
till next time
sketchbook updated October 6th
hello i really enjoyed your sb your rendering looks good and i have to say i really like your digital paintings and i usually dont like digital work but it looks like some of it could have been done on actual canvas. i also like your use of color in your sketches looks very cool my favorite post is the drawing of the lion something about it just caught my eye feels like the lion has emotions and thoughts keep posting
hello everyone! i hope you are all doing very well.
prsnsweeney- you have just described what i aim to do. im always trying to make my digital paintings look like real paintings. sometimes is just how it happens. thanks
so here is another sketch and mockup of a comic cover
Hi, really nice sketchbook you have here. Your landscapes are awesome, and thanks for posting your work progression on this last one, it always help to see how other people work.
hey thanks for droppin by my sb keep postin stuff now that i started doing some painting im really appreciating your environment paintings more