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So far so good man, your consistency is a good boost for me to do the same. How about trying some environments to see where you are at with those?
@Matte_Art:I have an overall idea for what i want to do the next week. like last week i knew i wanted to improve my figures this week (so this week is hogarth and imagination), and next week I now know i want to improve my imagination, hands and clothing. Each day I then make a specific schedule for the next day. Eg: today is hogarth studies in the morning, hogarth/imagination in the afternoon, and selfportrait in the evening. Tomorrows plan i will do tonight before i go to bed and write it down on a small piece of paper.
Found one of my old notes, it says:
morning: 1 page of poses, 1 mma study, 1 page of vilppu studies
afternoon: 1 page of poses from imagination, 1 still life
evening: CHOW sketching
@cole.ossus: environments ... oh the horror I will begin doing environment studies as soon as im a little more comfortable with figures and characters.
2 self portraits (didn't make one yesterday)
Nice batch o stuff man. It might be a premature, but start looking into brush and pencil stroke economy. longer, more fluid lines and strokes will give your work more life and freshness, while cleaning it up at the same time. Basically, don't use 5 brush strokes to say what you could say in one. This idea can be difficult to apply (i know I still struggle) but it's very useful.
The values in the SP above look particularily great! You sir are kickin ass and taking names
Watch the proportions though on your hogarth studies... the limbs look a little off sometimes.
Your hogarth studies are looking really great
I think with brush economy, it really starts with the initial block-in/sketch. Pick the darkest value, and block it in with a big heavy brush, one, two three, same with the lights. Once you get into a rythym of that, it becomes easier to adapt through out the whole process.
I have that problem a lot too
but you'll get better! Keep it up!
Those latest Hogarth studies are beautiful. I actually like all the tiny, choppy brush strokes in your self portrait--you're being faithful to the contours of the face, so I think it adds a lot of interest to the piece. Tell everyone that it was a stylistic choice you made.
@Matte_Art: Yea especially in my first hogarth ones, the arms are either too small og too big i'll keep and eye on it! and thanks!
@Ookchk: Thanks. Will do a character tomorrow where i'll specifically focus on this.
@hala: Yes i definitely need to watch my stroke economy. Just do damn tempting to go super-small brush right away and chuck away and some insignificant detail And thanks! I'll keep it up!
@courtyard: Thanks! glad you like it Will try and go bigger in the initial stages though.
- The two running characters are from semi-imagination.
- Paper tissue study (warm-up for tomorrows update, stay tuned )
- Doodles from imagination. Didn't really care if it looked good or not, just scribbles.
That self portrait came out fantastic man. All i can say about the Hogarth studies is to be careful studying him. I mean he's a good teacher, but he tended to overexxagerate his anatomy so don't take it from him too much. Mix it up between Vilppu, Loomis, Bridgeman, and do many many of your own observation studies. You'll be set.
@cole.ossus: Unfortunately life drawing sessions are suspended till after the summer holiday so i must make due with books. After Hogarth im studying loomis' "figure drawing for all it's worth", it's alot more "moderate" compared to hogarth and bridgeman.
I actually like your character you started from imagination. My only suggestion is to use larger cleaner strokes for the folds in the clothing. Otherwise it makes it look all wrinkled and old.
For the staff, instead of several strokes for the straight line. You can use "shift" and plot a point from "A" to "B" to get one clean line. The add some light strokes here in there for textures if desired.
Make a sketchbook happy, feed it a tip to improve!
Duuuude you're getting too good too fast! Seriously dude. No more calling your progress crap. This last post is looking awesome. I love the old guy, the lighting on his head and face is awesome. It looks like you're learning a lot. Love what you're doing. keep it going!
@Lyno: yeah i need a better set up, now it just use natural light from the window and nothing else. And thanks
@Pigeonkill: Yes i need to study more clothing rendering. And going to remember that straight line thing, Thanks!
@sketcheth: Yea i probably was alittle harsh on the "crappyness" of the update. I was just so damn disappointed in the rendering of the clothing. I'll keep going forward
- Armour studies
- "John Adams" stills. A thoroughly good series, highly recommendable.
I disagree with the fact that your lines aren't there. They definitely are... but what I can say is the design itself lacks.
It is boring in contrast to your linework. I'd suggest to start studying more dynamic poses and clothing.
www.characterdesigns.com has some great resource clothing and poses
@: Thanks i've definitely been hooked up too much in the "technical" side of art and not so much in the design part. Think i'll do some more characters in the coming week where i focus more on character design.
- A Karl Kopinski study. That guy is my hero
- Heads. Those to the left are Karl Kopinski studies, the right ones are from imagination.
- Self portrait ... at least thats how it started.
@tokotewhero: Thanks. It's a study of Karl Kopinski, so i can't really take much credit for it. Hopefully i'll be able to churn them out from imagination one day
- Poses/anatomy from imagination
- Portrait using Characterdesign.com (thanks Matteart!)
Hey Braintree !
Really good stuff. Love the anatomy studies. Good job
Will you finish up some of the recent digital stuff ? I'd love to see some final work of that. It would definitely be interesting to see where these paintings are going, and I think polishing them would be good practice.