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Hive_minD: i know :| thanks
Dy.laneA: THANK YOU
Krato: THEY ARE NOT WORTH IT! studies maybe....
Vatsel: hate it anyways :|
danlambert: haha, thanks
todays stuff....i hate myself and i wont bore you with pencils D:
Mix some still lives into it and push those hard. This will mean that you are learning on both fronts. I still want to see more polished work from you because you are capable.
Ok I see immense improvement but you could improve two or even three times more how? Let me give you few suggestions that might help you out:
The problem with today's beginning artists (including myself) is that there is tons of great art out there and it's very reachable and easy to find thanks to the internet, thus gives the illusion that because there is so much of it it's easy to make such art so every beginner tells himself hey I can do it so they start a sketchbook and jump straight into the deep waters without learning to swim first, they start creating complex character designs without knowing values and anatomy and speedpaintings without ever painting a landscape, speedpainting is misleading with it's "speed" in it so beginners think it's a painting done within 20 min which is true at times but it's done in 20 by professionals who have done tens of hundreds of landscapes and environments before and they know exactly where each and every one of their brush stroke goes.
Now I see you are inspired by Algenplfegers sketchbook and I might say Aren't we all??
but if you notice he has done tons of studies before he reached the level he is today and I bet half of the work he had done he didn't even post because it wasn't that good to show. except the fact he is a very talented guy he is smart, and I am saying that not because he was in the university studying engineering or something like that and quit but because of the way he approaches art he started from the buttom the most basic things and went up gradually with hints here and there with some imagination works and he uses his Intellect into his art which is another thing that many artists do not understand that you have to THINK in order to be on top of the others, if you don't think and just let you're hand do whatever it wants your art wont have impact and things will not look convincing.
SLOW DOWN Speed is not everything for you YET, speed will come in time the biggest thing that bothers me with your sketchbook is lack of patients you have, I am saying this because I was just like you for all my life until one day not a long time ago I totally changed my perspective towards Art and life overall, I started to really chill and slow down and started to analyze my work, criticize and try to be smart about it, and suddenly I noticed huge improvement in my work. becoming great takes some time so start with your movie stills and landscapes really take your time with them and just observe it analyze all of the aspects that create the photo and think about your color choice/values and notice your brush strokes. A piece that will take you 9 hours now will take you 5 hours in 6 months and then 4 and 3 until you do it in hour and a half and then you got so much experience the speed paintings will flow out of your wrist.
Go back to the basics do tons of head studies do 100 or even 200 heads until you get them perfect, you wont believe how suddenly your hand connects the lines and creates a beautiful face without even thinking about it much.
it's better to get 3-4 good sketches with shading and lighting and good values or even just only line sketches where each and every line has a meaning and purpose instead of bombarding your sketchbook with tons of quick sketches which you haven't learned much from, and don't get me wrong 60 second gesture/pose sketches are great but only after you mastered the human figure, otherwise you teach your mind drawing mistakes and when you get used to drawing mistakes it becomes a bad habbit which is really hard to get rid off( And this is from my own experience) I wish I would discover this forum in 2003 instead of now I would avoid of these bad habits.
Also be careful with copying other artists work because by doing that you also copy their mistakes, I would copy the old masters though such as Leonardo da vinchi, Michaelangelo and others you can learn a lot from them.
Ok now that I got this off my chest I hope this will help, Remember slow is fast and not fast is fast.
Last edited by Danny_K; November 29th, 2009 at 04:14 PM.
Damn, sorry man :L ive just been feeling way too demotivated, and we didnt have that lanparty btw. Ive been also very sick for the last week, but ill pay it up somehow, maybe by making some sacrificies to the gods of art. Thanks!
kingkostas: thanks master
Vatsel: i know, thanks
theories: that was neat. thanks
Black Spot: haha, thanks!
Danny_K: thats all i can say right now
NoodleDoodle: YESSS! thanks
today i practiced some values...not gonna upload the pencils
Nice, again i like them very much.Btw i agree with Danny up there.
The value studies are looking great but some only non refs will show your level of understanding in values.The colors on the body are looking very nice really , again if i semi close my eyes this could be a wonderfull image.Maybe holding a sword or something(like the paladin from diablo lol )
Nice, keep up and relax
stuff looks cool ,but I can still see blobs! why do I see blobs? smooth that thing out! it only takes 3 brushstrokes
on the still life watch yer edges (or even better - have only a few edges sharp to get a nice composition and illusion of depth)
My favorite is Milla's portrait the naked chick with the red colors and the robot in the city I especially like the robot it's rough but shows you know what your doing is it from head or ref?
Last edited by Danny_K; November 30th, 2009 at 10:33 AM.
Those value studies are very well-executed, but I think just a little touch-up with a soft-brush would take them to another level. Just using the hard-brush is such a head-ache.
if u hate school then abord it and draw. dream your dream^^
the smilies in some pictures are irritatingly
but u are getting better and better
i love u my dear
kingkostas: i wont relax thanks!
Vatsel: ye, thanks^^
Danny_K: from head thanks!
T.a.i.v.a.s: thank u!
jcpahl: ah, i know thanks!
Rushlord:man, thats way too little! im gonna change that. thanks
Wachiwi: thanks darling :-*
miycko: hehe thanks
fenixx: thanks alot
i changed my whole attitude today. you will recognize it in my update.
Hey a very good read I found today Walt Stanchfield's gesture drawing notes. Only read up to chapter 3 so far but he's mentioned and explained ALOT of very basic drawinging principals. Check it out
Vatsel: i know, thanks :| trying to fix that!
Danny_K: yes, thanks
Dy.laneA: thanks alot, man! looks helpful, gonna go through that one...
Peetaer. haha, thank you
it finally looks like if overcome my stupid period of not finishing stuff i think i learn sooo much more
whoa man I am totally proud of you! you are doing well, I wana cry now
I agree with Rushlord you have to be smart about using those soft brushes you dont want to overuse them, try mostly working with hard brushes and adding the soft where you want smoother blending transitions or if you want to add some atmosphere.