Ooooo environments are looking promising. Good to see an understanding of atmospheric perspective there. But like me you need more anatomy practice So its prob time to give some Bridgeman or other anatomy books a run in, I'll do the same
Forgive me everyone for my absence, ive been lazy... that is in addition to the lack of network connection, but im using my friends wlan for now
Two fast portraits, just trying to improve
I really dig the first one.. really lively
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And i so love the portraits! They look so confident, so hard blocked in, and yet so blended in.
The first portrait seems more interesting because of the background idea, but especially because you gave her more skin tones.
You are certainly improving
Some crazy things going on here. Especially those colours, and your sense of texture is getting better and better. 468 I think is a milestone, although I really enjoy The Librarian too. Still, your environments are your strenght and the figures and characters are somewhat behind.
I think you should work on your sense of form and value.
The step-by-step in 364 (thanks for posting!) has a process of lineart first, then throwing in colours and textures (sort of like a colouring picture for children), but you're not really defining those forms. It's also apparent in some of those characters and portraits (where people say they're flat). Your good use of colour is not always helping you out there! Value studies will really help, of course. Determine which side planes are facing, note the value breaks. Studies with simplified forms may help. Know that once the values are correct, you can throw whichever colours you want on it, it will always read well. I found this tutorial by Prometheus|ANJ invaluable. For anatomy, studying Bridgman will also help you greatly (if you were not already). Mainly because Bridgman explains you how the workings of anatomy, and how to turn it into form. You've got a very 'soft' way of painting anatomy, I believe a more 'structural' approach could help, and may be refreshing. Also, note that both Bridgman and that tutorial I mentioned really focus on simplifying and understanding.
I actually tried a paintover of that last portrait but I don't think I succeeded, haha.
Anyway things I wanted to change are; a more chiseled look, toned down the light, gave him eyelids and bigger ears. Changed proportions, attempted to give the neck some shape and top of the head some more structure and size.
Those thunderdomes are great, especially considering the timeframe. Different mood and setting everytime.
Once I get better at environments myself, I'll be able to crit yours too!
Again, a bit negative and too broad as well. Next crits will be more to the point. Your process is inspiring however. Keep at it!
O man i really like that Thunder dome zombie. I wouldn't mind at all seeing more work on that finishing it up ;P
Portraits are also looking good, this is a book I could see my self taking a longer look through
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On the second portrait, in post 484, I think the main issue is the nose, which looks really plain. Some strong lights or contrasts would help to make it "pop out" more.
Also, the legs in the sci-fi zombie look a bit small compared to the upper body, even in that position.
Anyway, nice work here! good use of colours. Keep up the work!
Thanks for the support man, I havent been giving my sketchbook the attention it deserves these days, I promise it will change... Thanks again!
Thanks you, youre lovely! Ill be stopping at yours!
Wooow thanks dude for the hypermega crit! It really went where it was needed!
Thank you for the comments
Haha glad you like them Thanks!
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Yeah man, youve got every reason to be angry at me, i am infact a real slacker sometimes. I should be hanged to be a warning example lol. Thanks for getting me motivated again!
I will, thanks BTW, congratulations for the 500th post in this SB!
Hey thanks for the input there, really useful!
Thank you, next time ill be better!
Phew... yeah you all ought to get an explanation.. Ive been lazying around these last days, for too long. Ive got nothing else to plame than myself. Too many fascinating things around taking too much attention out of art, i should get rid of those...
Yeah but anyways, heres a little update, with nothing so spectacular. First one is a school project, where we had to choose a famous painting and do an own interpretation out of it. Mine was: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judith_...ing_Holofernes . It was made in a tight schelude. Thanks for Vatsel for helping me out with this! And some other Wip and sketch stuff.
haha, i like the picture with the bear getting cut up love how hes bleeding rainbow colours. the blood dosnt seam to be following the table tho, so it seams abit of. keep it up
And i'll be paying you a visit too! hehe
Glad to finally see you postin'! I thought i'll give you a couple more hours till i finish my afternoon nap, and if you still didn't post, i'll follow vatsel's example
But you did!!
And don't get rid of the other distractions!! Just combine them with art and don't let them distract you ahahah
I really like your studies so far and your last wip!! Is that a chow i'm seeing by any chance?
looks awsome man.. though i dont feel like my eye is getting to the crow.. it gets stuck in the button left cuz there is so much going on .. maybe give the branch of the crow something to make it pop out.. or make the crow darker.. i dont know it could be me.. im not so sure of this damnit! if it this crit doesnt work for you then forget about it 100% i never said it .. hug?.. Keep at man! Ur doing GRAAITT !
Sorry I haven't been around here lately, but awesome work.
Lovin' it, keep doing what you're doing.