Really awesome work bro, keep up the good work.
Some of the more expressive stuff i have seen here its pure awesomeness.
Haha. This is definitely a sketchbook to keep both eyes on. The improvement already has been insane. You are gonna become the next big thing if you carry on. Keep pushing yourself!
good stuff bro!!!
hey would you mind showing us step by step how you paint from photorefs? I find it hard to do without using the color picker tool a couple of times...
Jovian M: Thanks a lot man
FraserMcT: That's the plan Thanks!
kyubisharingan: I basically make a canvas the same size as the image I'm painting from, with a higher resolution. Get them both lined up next to each other so I know I'm scaling right. Then I'll draw the image in line real quick, trying to get the proportions and everything as accurate as I can. Then I turn the line layer into multiply and a open a layer underneath and start guessing colours. I tend to to put quick marks down on my photo of the colour I'm trying to get until its right. Just keep in mind that you're not looking for the exact hue, saturation, or value, but the one it appears as to you. In photos, one colour is represented by lots of pixels all containing different colours, so its really just about how it looks. This is why colour picking isn't always that accurate. Hope this helps, and don't get hung about making mistakes, photo studies are very hard
Study of Monkey, and some DanielC studies
Self portraits and then drawing from mind
Studies from Seven Samurai
and a sketch for a final piece
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Jeeze, you've improved so much since 2008! Keep it up with those studies, man!
rock on! Great to see so many updates!
The recent work in your sketchbook is very enjoyable. I really like the fact that you're doing a lot more imagination work. That sketch for the painting looks great, looking forward to the final result.
When you're shading with a pencil just watch out that not everything in one shape is in midtone, try and start out with only shading in light, leaving highlights blank, go over it with a midtone and then add shadows to the form. I think it'll make the stuff you're rendering pop a lot more and work out much better.
Keep it up as per usual
Amazing work, I needz moar
But seriously, I really enjoy your pencil sketches. And the colours in your digital work are very nice!
cgaddict: Haha I'm so far from mastering anything it's unreal thanks though!
ryanoir: Yeah I'm with you there, wasn't feeling the warm tones one bit
lilnebo: I'll try not to, thanks
Luckers: Moar is on it's way
Forrest_I: Thanks man
skMOP: Oh if I got £1 for every time someone said my work looks like Miles' ...thanks man
Some work in pen, stuff from head and some blind contour drawings of my hand
And drawing some stuff in the library in pen
Some more work on that WIP, still trying to find colours and stuff right now, wish I had more time
A really fun Black and White sketch that shows what happens when I look at too much Marko and play too much Fallout haha
Yaaay! I got my moar
Everything looks great! the black n white sketch. And the WIP looks promising, too
Just look out on the length of those legs on the sketch.. If you didnt see that already.
Great anatomy next to that, though! Cheers!
nice sketchbook you improved alot
oh dear sam, this makes me regret having the crippling diffection that is lazy asshole syndrome even more. Really like where this stuff is heading, keep it up.
Intense improvement since your first post!
It's so great to see such incredible dedication like this. I love your portrait studies in post #1236.
Keep up those figure studies, man. You're doing good.
Dana's HUNGRY LIKE A WOLF sketch blog
Hey! you've got a great sketchbook here and you made some awesome improvement since your first SB pages.
I especially like your painted work - it is a great inspiration for me to keep up with my own art stuff.
One thing thought that i wanted to comment on is your style, you can listen to my words or not- those are only some of my thoughts.
I've been on these boards for few years (sometimes not as active as i wished though) and seen some truly great artists start here and keep they work till they got to a pro level with the ability to make some change in art.
Intentionally or not but i can see a lot of influence from these artists in your work, it's not a bad thing but i really think that with your talent you could've make something different and great in your own way with your own style.
I know it's easy to say- develop your own style, and not so easy to achieve, but i really think that it would do great for your art.
Anyway like i said at the top of my post, i really like your art (i even bookmarked your thread) but these are my 2 cents.
Keep up the great work!
Luckers: Thanks man! Didn't notice those legs, always have the problem of making thighs too short
Hugh: Get off your ass and draw but thanks Hugh
Fallenangel: I do get this a lot, I think chasing originality is pretty pointless since most things we deem original are just Frankensteins of things that came before. This quote pretty much sums it up:
Lazy week, too much pokemon and fallout 3
A3 Still life at college, collection of random things in our art room haha
Linear Self portrait
Some ink and bleach stuff at college cos it's so fun
Sketches from my free period in the library
And some more black and white things, again I just find them really fun
i loved that quote
your drawings are getting so cool, i love your ink stuff, bleach is awesome looking!
though, try to do some real dynamic things, your stuffs looking a bit bland, try studying some frazetta, wizards of the coast guys and anything dynamic looking and apply it to your own work
keep going son
ryanoir: Yuh, cheers
So today my sketchbook turns 2 years old. I think I'm doing alright for 2 years but I need to stop wasting so much time Anyway heres a comparison from the image that was originally in my first post and a later painting.
And some pencils from observation, on printer paper so I don't get too worried about mucking up
And some from mind
That's pretty crazy amount of improvement in such a short amount of time. Truly shows the power of dedication. Keep posting, Sam, cause this book is a huge source of both inspiration and motivation.
"You might be disappointed if you fail, but you will be doomed if you don't try"
your anatomys pretty sharp, and your rendering is also!
but for your figures id reccomend doing some good twists and turns they make dynamic good, if you haven't watched Vilppu's dvds, do it! theyre awesome with figures, i learnt a bunch in like 5 minutes D:
also crazy improvement, the one on the left is funny