Thanks kungfoowiz, when you say you worry about some of the lines are you talking about the orthagonals or the transversals? I used photoshop to make it, so the brush thickness and the other tools may have ended up causing things to look a bit too thick or a bit off, but the exercise was really just done for the understanding of where lines go, etc.
I'm doing a lot of traditional and sketchbook work for now (animation construction, perspective, bargue copies, still life drawing, oil painting basics, portrait studies, anatomy, figure drawing, etc.) so I'll hopefully have a major update of all that stuff in the Fall (when I get back to the amazing scanner at school). I'll probably put up some digital studies soon though.
Sure thing, by here, as you recede into your perspective drawings, make sure the lines progressively decrease in distance, if one line looks out of place it can diminish the effect of perspective you're trying to achieve.
You don't necessarily have to draw every line, but.. each line you draw in perspective should agree with any other line in terms of its spacing.
Hope that helps.. good luck with your next studies and keep up the good work bro.
The bargue study looks pretty difficult, although if you have previous experience with them then fine.
I can't really make out your sketch, the lighting seems a bit dim on your drawing board, is it always like that?
For myself, I prefer a more softer ambient lighting which covers my whole room evenly.
Also I don't think your Chowstream pic came out?
Anyways, keep pushing yourself and look forward to seeing your update soon.
That's cool man, ambient lighting works well also. The picture was taken on my camera phone so the lighting isn't really that bad lol. Also, there is no sketch to see yet, that's just the set up (I'm starting the block-in of it today. I actually think this one is pretty easy compared to the others (Jonathan Hardesty had sent me an email with three bargue plates to draw from, and this one was the easy one; I think they're the ones he uses when teaching his classes).
I'll post a progress picture later today.
And yeah, the Chiustream picture came out earlier, but for some reason it just isn't showing up, I don't know why. I'll try to reupload it later.
Here's the progress of my Bargue copy. I failed with this first one, so now I'm going to read through the Bargue's Drawing course book for better instruction on measuring and then try another one. I traced over the original one and compared it to mine and noticed that I made a good many problems in the measuring stage (such as making it too small mainly). Sorry for the poor quality images. The next bargue copy I do will have better image quality and I'll end up spending all week on it. I know I rushed this one on the measuring, and that's something I just can't do. These will help me become more disciplined for sure. Also, I think the paper I'm using must be really crappy, because when I blend the charcoal it just turns out flat and ugly looking in my opinion. Any advice on what paper is best for Bargue studies?
and here's a doodle from listening to too much of the cranberries
Hey, looking good bro.. for your Bargue thing, once you get a certain part of the study which you know is correct, then draw in reference from that, in other words, once you get one bit right, then use that to get a bit right next to it. That way it may be a lot easier to measure imho.
Keep up the good work bro and have fun. =)
It's looking awesome here, I see you're doing Preston's constructions. I had a read through that earlier this week too. Ruos study is looking tasty. Your line work is improving with every study!
Keep up the good works bro and good luck with your 10 pages a day goal! =)
a ninja I painted, though I'd like critique on process, because digital process is one thing I still get caught up in; I've seen so many processes and I still haven't found the one that works for me yet, but I have a lot yet to learn, but any comments would be helpful.
I started out with a rough block in, then went over it with lines, then used a multiply layer for flat colors plus a multiply layer for shadows, then I basically just blended (plus in the end I used a chromatic abberation technique to create a slight blur effect)
Looking for a crit on your painting? Mm, an idea I see from your shadows at least, if you're going for a more stylised look, then use the lassoo tool to mask off the areas of shadow and paint flat, clean shadows on like that. Also I don't think you have painted any highlight in, for example in the eyes, or where there is an edge which is perpendicular to the light, for example the corner of the cheek bone. Hope that helps..
lolbbq - Thanks man! I appreciate the comparison haha, though I'm sure my style will change a lot by the time I've mastered everything
kungfoowiz - Thanks for the critique man, I really don't know what I'm trying to go for in the way of how stylized I'd like it to be yet, I guess I was just fumbling around; a bunch of tutorials will do me good.
by the way, today is my 21st BIRTHDAY. So I won't be able to get much work done today, but I will at least try to put something up before I go celebrate.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRO!!! Go have a BLAST!!! Forget about us for a day! Lol.=)
I'd be interested to see how Hannes or Jana improve upon your piece, if they have the chance.. =)
For a more realistic piece, I think you need more tones to show the turning of form, similarly to how you did the face, but more, and the same goes for his jacket and katana.
Also show how the lighting is affecting your background in a bit more detail, but keep the contrast (with values) low so that the focus is on the guy.
here's a new self portrait (25 mins). The head is too big for the features, so I stopped it and decided I'll do a life drawing (including self portraits) every night so that I improve my observational skills. I'm also getting a planar head cast this week, so I can't wait for that.
Hey bro, nice range of work. Your self portrait is looking ace, you got the angles nicely there, good luck with your next one. =)
One thing just with the lady I notice, keep in mind the size of the hand to her face. The imagination and creature thing is cool, they are soo fun, I love them too. =)
Awesome, good luck with your nexts!¬ =)
Hey man! The joao ruas study is great. I love his Fables covers! What's the latest master study from though (the man in the suit).
I think for hair, the individual strands don't matter as much as the clumps of masses, but I think you understand that concept since looking through your other studies you're thinking in masses which is good! Strands can be fun though. Anyway, just keep up the good work
The master study is bob dylan by malcolm liepke. I noticed that the eyes are totally lopsided, but I'll be working on eyes. Thanks for the comment : ]
And yeah, the hair was just from a tutorial (I guess for doing more realistic hair showing strands, I would generally not put many strands in hair that I do)