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Moved the contents of the first post to the second one.
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Nice start to a sketchbook man,
Jesus mate you've got a nice view! and I'm likin the character and sp.
and If you've got any sculpture photos you should post them too,
Keep drawing and posting and I'l be back to crit!
In the absence of light, dark will prevail.
see my NEW sketchbook[UPDATED] http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=123027
I'm having more time to paint recently, so here are some sketches:
First three are colour studies: it's what can be seen through my window at different times of the day.
The other ones are a character from imagination and a crappy self-portrait which isn't finished yet.
Well, I hope I can update this thread more than the sculpture one... I should lurk less and paint/sculpt more.
Thank you Matt! I've just arrived home, so I haven't had time to do anything in PS today.
As you asked, I'm posting some of my most recent sculpture works. They're all sketches, so I think the sketchbook is the right place to show them.
As you can see, they're both warhammer-inspired. First one is a goblin-ish character, second one is a kroot head.
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Firstly, I'll agree with JailHouse, that is a hell of a view you have outside your window. I think what you need to do now, painting-wise, is just go crazy with experimentation. Use as many different brushes as you can; experience as much of your software as possible so you can find the methods you're most comfortable with. If you hit a brick wall with a painting or feel that it's crap, just bust out a load of brushes and try things you've never tried before. It usually helps me through a tough spot. I hope my advice is useful. Keep posting those sculptures/paintings/drawings!
Thanks for your advices Craz! I'll try to put them in practice.
I'm posting two works today: first one is from life, the view from the other window in my room (today it was a cloudy day...)
second is part of a college project (I'm studying fine arts), it intends to be a place where colossal sewer pipes of a colossal city disgorge into the sea. I think I'm having some problems with the rendering of the pipes. They should look like concrete...
Well, thank you in advance for the crits!
Do an image search for 'concrete pipe' and get a couple of references. One thing I noticed right away is that the ends of a pipe aren't just cut off. The tube either shrinks or grows to fit onto the next pipe. It looks like you've kind of attempted that, but it's not coming across too well, so I'm not sure. Other than that, a beaten and worn away texture, especially around edges will help sell it. Paint the shape of the tube first, then 'crumble away' parts of it. Make the light parts lighter and the dark parts darker. Concrete gets quite bright in direct sunlight. Don't make them entirely grey; there'll be some hints of colour, so experiment with that until you find something that works.
The third one from us looks too small. Also, as a general criticism, you need to find more of a balance between square and round brushes. Hope this helps.
Thank you for the critics Craz! I'm gonna work on these issues.
Now I'm posting some ork head that I did some time ago, a sunset that I had to paint really quick (colours were changing so fast), another sketch about the sewer theme, and two studies on Daniel Dociu's work from Guild Wars. I know I shouldn't try to copy the masters, but I couldn't resist.. I'm a very big fan of him.
Check the size of your images. Two of them are way too large.
I really like the presencias. On the Goblin Gunslinger, use larger brushes. Right now you're using small brushes like you would use a pencil and it leaves you with lots of pecky marks. Use square brushes to balance out the round brushes, particularly on your environments and still lifes. I think these really are your two biggest easily fixable flaws right now.
I love that girly pic. What happens next?
Scetchbook: View the exhibitionist's stuff.
Well, here are some digi sketches, two of them from dreams. It's really hard to represent on canvas the mood of a dream, and the major disadvantage is that no one else has the "real" reference to tell you the major flaws.
Also, I'm posting some scanned pencil work.
Hope you like it!
I like your referenced painting "badguy", and that canvas piece. One thing I would suggest though, for realism in a color painting, avoid using pure white, black, or gray. Almost every black or gray you see in nature is actually color, due to reflected light, atmosphere, etc.
It's good that you're doing so much work! Keep up the pace!
Thank you for the crit Locus! In fact, that is a problem that I'm carrying for long time, as my teachers used to tell me that my paintings looked "foggy" because of using too much black and white.
I'll try to work on it!
Haven't done much these two days. Basically lurking around in Prometheus|ANJ 's threads and tutorials and having trouble with Photoshop. Here is the first sketch done using this technique. Starting to take seriously the rendering issue.
It's a good size sketchbook thread you have going so far, but no size is ever big enough! Looking forward to see more, esp. your other work, like with sculptures. It's always refreshing to see scanned sketches once in a while too, like that fellow I see four posts above me with the hooked nose.
hey thanks for dropping by my sketchbook,you have a really interesting loose style to your work,my biggest criticism is working on the harshness of your lines.The people you draw in certain spots have a very harsh,straight line to them...the body is naturally rounded.
View My Sketchbook!(Crits are needed)(Looking for a mentor)
Those scene concepting stuff aint that bad.
I think referance work needs to come in somewhere, I get to a cetain point then I cant think about any details.
Scetchbook: View the exhibitionist's stuff.
Mimesis: Thanks, I'll post some sculptures soon!
Bigtayter: Thank you, sure i've got to work on the anatomy.
Zaorr: Thx, I'm now posting those reference stuff. I'm now going to be posting it periodically, as I've got some pages scanned which I have to edit on PS.
I'm posting some crappy alien, result of experimentation with new m@ brushes, some lizard people concept from a thumbnail, and some pencils (concepts for some little creepy spirits and two studies). Sory for the quality, I've got to change the settings on my scanner.
Hope you like it!