Very nice work Ghost brush. I am exited for you that you are starting your atelier training. You will learn immensely. It will be frustrating and hard but seeing what a hard worker and determined person you are you'll do great.
Great to see you are getting a head start with the bargue stuff etc. that will definitely help.
In the atelier you will get a basic understanding for all the vital elements which then you can base your future learning and style upon. If the base is solid the the house of cards wont come down and you will be less limited by your technical skill and can be as free to improve
Have a good one.
Nice stuff. The color work here is great.
The self portrait is great, really does look like you! Love the environment on the previous page too, the colours are really nice.
It was good meeting you and Frank last week, hope to catch you this Friday too!
lens flare renaissance
I really like those animal studies and enviros in page 8 are awesome. I should perhaps do more of those too. Also those self-portraits are badass. Love them.
All you need is update. Moar!
"Not all those who wander
Beeen a while right! Have been a busy boy, lots and lots of drawing!
here is a quick lil dump of Moleskine sketches for all you patient people!
hope you like
Some form observation, casts in the V and A and British museum, some from people in the street, some from imagination
Oh and a photo of Hector (my brother took this one)
Will do replies later, need to sleep
All the best
Last edited by Ghostbrush; September 14th, 2009 at 12:02 PM.
Is that Frank in the first one? looks like him
You need a scanner, these look x100 better in person! Sketches from your head are looking solid!!
lens flare renaissance
mmmmm values...nicely done sir
Putting in the work is paying off my friend, your sketches from life are especially gangster. Those faces from different angles are sick as well, although I'd suggest blocking in the wntire head as oppose to just face. Although I'm sure you've got it handled either way! I said I'd be helpful as well as just masses of praise, so.. in the sketch of the woman thing with claws holding the staff; her facial features look a bit misplaced. Her mouth looks too far to one side and either her nose is too short, or her mouth is too far away from her mouth. Also in the image next to it, I think the shoulder and arm of the guy in the foreground reaching up at her has some issues as well. But solid stuff dude. Looking forward to coming to London and sketching, or even better heading to the workshop!
Keep up the hardwork man, and enjoy the atelier (Very jealous over here)
Nice work man, those are a lot of sketches.
I like your studies, and your drawings from mind aswell. I don't really have a crit on anatomy, but I do agree with Danlambert that you need to watch out with the proportions and placement of facial features. But this will only make your work even better!
Keep it up!
Feel free to visit my sketchbook
Let me start by saying that I really like your work. Especially the fleshy spider thingy I'm curious: In the beginning of your SB you posted a a series of digital progress pics, from lines to grayscale to color. How do you apply color to your grayscale? Do you create new layers with color, multiply, overlay and so on or do you color on the same layer as the grayscale? Or...any other way
Yeah m8! Noice stuff! Good thing that you keep spitting these out. However once in a while i think it would be good to push it to the limit and not stress things like you've mentioned you tend to do. Like once every 10-20 drawing you perfect the lines before heading on to shading, then really work the values tightly. Its good to train the eye like that, looking at all the smallest errors in an almost perfect drawing and it also lets your mind believe you can achieve those higher levels. Like its easier to do something once you know you can do it. Keep it up man! Kick ass!
Replies for all you lovely people
FrozZT yo Niklas! much appreciated advice, I will certainly take it in and do that, seems like a worthwhile exercise to me. great being back in contact with you, catch u very soon peace
Xanath hey! ok so I do the greyscale image on one layer, then make a new layer and set to Overlay, on this overlay layer i block in colours pretty loosely (they change in values as the values of the greys underneath effect them). once all the general colours are blocked in, I make a new Normal layer over the top and work back into the colours, adding highlights and darkening shadows, sometimes even making design changes, I find working back over like this helps to get a more solid feel than just using overlays. but experiment! I rarely do this for a whole image anymore, just when a situation calls for it. have fun and thanks for asking
Nicky S hey thanks dude, yeh i need to watch that, its looking like a bad habit creeping in!!!!!!!!! better stub it right now! thanks for checking in
danlambert yo gangster! thank you for the praise and also the crit, very helpful, will certainly watch out for this nasty habit of skewed faces ha ha. Will pop on over to your book after this, u best be drawing feet! ha ha catch u soon mang.
Kotoyo yo, yeh it is frank! good guess! ah thank you! wanna buy me a scanner I will get back to you with the info u requested, I have been a bit swamped but i will get some stuff together to send ya, would be great to see u down at the atelier!!!! see you friday?
JailHouseRock2 hey thank you dude, sorry not been in touch much, its been a roller coaster here in London, but I will be in better contact from now on. hope all is well, will come perv in ur thread later!
Noukah aw thanks, glad you stopped in. Yeah I have been rather obsessed with values lately, hopefully learning how to convey light better, its exciting stuff! all the best! keep drawing too
surrealitycheck scan I have! thanks for poppin in mang! hopefuly sort out a cinema trip this week! hope ur well sir.
Walid D hey, mmm whats up, well... shitloads of drawing ha ha. how are you doing?
Sadetar how wonderful of you to pop in, how are you? long time no speak. yeh i deff need to do more enviros, but need to get some decent perspective studies rolling first, cant have that holding me back anymore!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ninjacat11 ta cheers
Jussi Tarvainen thank you very much for those kind words, I am very excited about the Atelier and really cannot wait to see where it takes me, I am so ready for it now I WANNA LEARN!!!!! its going to be hard work but thats means its worth it! thanks again for the encouragement, really appreciate it.
Mischeviouslittleelf hey thanks, been lurking in ur thread and i must say I am really liking ur work. I will certainly keep up the studies! see you around dude
laxon crikey! thank you very much. too kind
Liffey more above enjoy. thank you.
Badger hey thank you for making the leap over from the Uk thread, I wil certainly take that advice on board, one of many things to consider ha ha. hope all is well, maybe see you at a sketch meet soon? when is the next UK one?
Matte_Art hey dude! how u keeping? hope all is well, keep on studying mang! catch u on msn no doubt.
ok, you may have read it but i cannot recommend enough reading this book The Practice and Science of Drawing by Harold Speed download link below, its great, read it over and over!!!!!!
http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/14264 go go get ur learns on!
Thanks for the reply I haven't really tried doing the colors on a normal layer yet. It seems to me that it takes away so much of the greyscale. Even if you use low opacity brushes the light/shadow and details of the greyscale will be somewhat destroyed. Unless you do them all over again with color on the normal layer, which I guess will take some time. But hey, It's worth a try Or rather, several tries!