hi. i'm tia. (:
Last edited by mairuku; October 15th, 2010 at 12:50 PM.
Good stuff keep working at it I'm sure you will get better......KEEP AWAY FROM ANIME!!!!!!!! Create your own stlye if you want to stand out. I used to draw anime in High School too, Dragon Ball Z and original anime looking stuff But like four years ago I developed my own style......Take a look at my sketch book dude it looks nothing like anime.
My sketch book:
"I walk the path of Kings and Gods" - Lithiumdawn
Thank you (the link did not work by the way?). Yes, but I'm struggling because as I find that a lot of anime styles look the same, I also find there's a common thread with a lot of realism artists looking the same. It's so difficult to find that personalized style that makes you go "wow, that is different", you know?
some realism practice tonight. I will finish it tomorrow. I need help with her hand...I am not sure how I should paint it...
inspired by a stock photo...
i will update more often now...please crit. I'm a masochist...be harsh, haha.
@ Ikuru: Thank you!
(my sister, a friend, some nude models)
Last edited by mairuku; November 30th, 2008 at 04:39 AM.
more anime-esque, non-reference...for a friend's birthday
an environment tonight
i really need help with these...: |
I wouldn't worry about style so soon. Style will come to you after you go through the building blocks of art. Anatomy, composition, environments, colour theory and so on.
I would put some focus into studies than effort into style. Still do creative work, but let yourself take you wherever you wish in terms of style. The most important thing is that you learn the basics so you can twist and interpret them well.
Yeah, there is so much artists that got to doing art over the anime. As Enydimon said, style is something that comes last and mostly naturally. Well, as somebody said to me anyway, my style is a few decades away from me .
I'd like to some more studies =). Nice sketchbook so far, the gal in the 8'th post is wonderfull. How long were you doing that one?
Enydimon - Yeah, I'm going to focus on the basics from now on. I realized how much I have to do to improve them. Thank you!
Vingrey - I agree, haha. But now I want so much more out of art; as a kid I was more into fine arts, then it turned into anime, and now I think fine arts is for me. Anime can get very placid and it's hard to define your OWN style...the anatomy is so limited as well. Not saying I won't draw it anymore, but if I do it needs to incorporate realistic aspects for my tastes.
The portrait took me 2 hours...I'm actually not totally satisfied with it. I got really lazy with the bottom half and spent too much time into making her face look good. I'm doing another commission for the same person who commissioned that--planning to pay attention to the muscles of the face, mass, and anatomy through lots of studies.
Here is the next commission I am doing: working step by step on it...going grayscale to color. Critiqued through cgtalk and here on CA.
Will post my hand studies and other figurative studies later.
Great work on the faces and other anatomical features.
Well, for two hours, the portrait has nice touch to it. Something that makes me wanna to print it and hang it on the wall (its the echo of the style i think =).
Neat studies, show more!
Dahami - Thank you!
Vingrey - Haha thanks so much, I wasn't so impressed with it though. Wow I need practice!
Updating with some epic fail studies! Self-portrait, ongoing commission, hands, posemaniac 45-second figures, charcoal eyes, head masses from Hogarth...oh, and the boyfriend drawn at the spur of the moment because I enjoyed his hair quite some.
oh, forgot this one...studying skintones with taylor swift as ref..
a figure study today, failed.
i should be studying for my exams but all I want to do is draw...
other stuff coming later..
finished commission, yay
Some beautiful stuff here, keep at it!
Have a look at my sketchbook.
Sjmarshy - Thank you! I have a really really long way to go though.
I'm in exam week, so i'll be having smaller updates..
here's a speedpaint tonight with some new brushes, yayyy
good start you got here keep posting those anatomy studies, and you should do some light studies to. as for the drawing you clearly have skills but try to draw lighter, that way the darker lines pop more, you know?
nice stuff overal keep it up!
and if u want to be "an aspiring artist" be one
and go to art school later/or right away, just do what u like to do most!
thats how I think about it
I like this one very much: http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...71&postcount=8
I envy you for studying graphic design; that means you also keep your brain working on the logic skills & co. (weird math classes YAY)
I like your studies so far. My advice is to try to stay away from the kitsch that digital mediums might make you fall for. That's why I suggest you to check out some classic traditional paintings, just to feel their taste better
Keep up the good work!
Hey! whats up, how are you? So thanks for checking out my sb a while back. I really like the attitudes you work into things. You know your boyfriend has the same hairstyle as me? Me and my friend picked my hairstyle from a mag though so its not shocking. I think some of your work would benefit from some randomness, like the red head portrait, the hair is so straight. I know I like to work textures into my own hair and I don't think many people have their hair so perfect. Anyway, randomness. If I think of anything else I'll hit up your sb again. Stop by again sometime.
Got some nice work in here.
I think you should work on your line quality in your digital work.
keep it up!
Oh my goodness! I didn't expect any response, wow, thank you everyone. I'm blushing from embarassment, I totally don't deserve nice comments like these, haha.
DStraX - Yes, I agree with you. I tend to draw really hard on paper and it throws off the weight in my lines. I think the biggest problem is I'm relying too much on digital medium without improving my pencil line work first...thanks!
Grafguy - Haha, thank you so much; though i'm really not sure i'm talented. I must improve this year! I'm so new to speedpainting as well, so its nice to hear from someone that I'm sort of on the right track. ^^ thanks!
`ej - Thank you! yeah, I want to art school badly. but parents insist i need a proper degree first, so I'm going to get it done with as fast as I can (hopefully 3 years) so I can go to art school somewhere...oh, life. Atleast the university I go to offers some art electives I can take later.
maeshanne - thanks so much! take care
silverrspells - I know what you mean with that typical digital stuff...it is my biggest weakness. I'm doing some acrylic paintings right now and using some rembrandt and other refs to paint. Hopefully I can post them over the holidays. Honestly, I'm sick of the digital medium. and thank you for your encouragement!
Diphallia - Thank you! I just ordered George Bridgman's "Constructive Anatomy" and I'm starting Burne Hogarth's "Dynamic Anatomy". I also ordered a book by Vanderpoel, I forget what its called (all on amazon, haha, I got like five books for under thirty dollars). You can also look them up on archive.org or scribd.com for free! But pdfs are slow and I prefer to have an actual book.
r.mccabe - Haha thanks! that's funny about the hair. He's a stickler on that and tells me he's going to style it now...oh boys and their hair, haha, he cares more than me I believe (hopefully he doesnt kill me when if he reads this ). I totally agree. I need some more randomness. hopefully this update coincides with more of the random! shall stop by!
OmertA - ugh yes, my line quality is the suckage. It should be on failblog. Thanks for the encouragement!
Some lame updates that could probably be on failblog!
I'll post some more tonight, but i dont have time right now cause i have to toddle off to work.
Here's some charcoal oddness and a selfportrait that fails to resemble me much. additionally, some ten minute environment studies from this morning...the perspective is SOOO wacky on the building/snow one. sobsobsob.
I need to work on perspective. and line quality. badly!
and basically everything. and lighting and stuff.
In other news, I finished my last exam yesterday! Whoo! So now I can draw t all winter break and work on some website work for my clients.
and on top of that, it started snowing this morning!!!!
i love you winter!!!
wauugh properly awesome improvement! I love your loose lines and delicious colours and most of all your determination. keeeeep on going
What an overwhelming lesson to all artists! Be not afraid of absurdity; do not shrink from the fantastic. Within a dilemma, choose the most unheard-of, the most dangerous, solution. Be brave, be brave! - Isak Dinesen