hey man, cool things you've got going on here. your sense for natural color is definitely improvuing with every study you do, that "fear and loathing in las vegas" pic turned out really nicely, just keep on doing what you do and do a LOT mroe of it Some more anatomical studies wouldn't hurt as well!
Keep it up man!
Damn, crits and comment overload. This is really great, thanks all!
Zorcron - Thanks, I would love to up the color and contrast in my pictures but I'll have to work my way there. I'm not claiming to have lineart or black-and-white down but I really suck when it somes to color, I hope its just cause I never used color.
Dyezza - Thanks, you to!
Krato - Thanks, yes its a little blurry - for some reason I am scared of using pure white and black and someone told me once never to use pure black in a painting, maybe that don't transfer into the digital world.
the Original Sean - Thanks, good question. Let's hope someone answers.
I think my work looks blurry and loose thanks to the brushes I use, if I press hard they get really blurry. I donwloaded them from a user here in the forum, I read to much in sketchbooks to remember who it was though...
Mike Butkus - "Praise" from a master. Thanks.
Mr Juicy - That is a good tip, juicy - I'll try to think more of the plane I am working on - my biggest problem with drawing from a referencepic is that the whole face looks the same value and color to me - perhaps I work to big, too zoomed in?
Bagg - Yeah, score! I have not been to your sb yet (Im on my way) hope you have some sweet googlation there for me to comment.
Gloominati - Thanks, thats nice to hear, I try to look for color and value in everything all the time. Slowely but surely I hope. Anatomy is definetly on my to-do list. I have some lifedrawing to show you all but they are currently hanging on display at my school.
keep it coming ! some still life is a must it will really help your color out bro
"Poor is the pupil who does not surpass his master
This is an "experimental" picture. I have to do a war-themed black and white picture for school so I am drawing soldiers for dear life... I want to capture the facial expression of dispair, ware and fatigue rather than some combat scene. This is one of many... sketches. From a googled ww2 picture.
lol love the demented clown....
i got pennywise flashbacks from stephen king's it....
that movie scared the bajeesus out of me...
I really, really, like your 4th picture posting (under a lamp) I know its early on, but its my favourite. I've just got myself a Wacom and am just about to make the switch from mouse to pen myself
Tommy - Thanks, one is, or rather, is supposed to be the clown pennywise from "IT". For many years I collected stephen king movies - he is the second most film author of all time, you know... Whos first? Shakespeare! ..or so I'm told...
Krato, welcome back, always nice to see you - You are right of course, I have lowered that helmet a tad already - its a little smaller then the referencepic.
Mattblack - Hi dude. Seems like I am getting worse, everybody likes the early stuff.
I'm new and learning like you so send me a PM if there is anything I can do for you.
Hopefully I'll get the time to add something to the skecthbook later tonight or perhaps some time during this weekend.
i like the eyes in that soldier sketch. seems like the right cheek bone is too sharp. can't wait to see the update.
-=E4sY's=- Sketch Book
i like these sketches. expressive and lots of character, but I think you should study more light and value in order to create more realistic settings. I don't know if that is what you wish to go for, but now your drawings kind of look like a mixture between comics and real life drawings - i think it needs more balance. anyways, keep up the good work and thanks for visiting my SB
that fear and loathing pic really came together, might sound like an odd detail to pick up on but i really like the way you've done the desert in the background on that piece, looks real.
nose studies are looking good too - i would try and vary the angles and lighting a bit more though.
can really see the improvement in your sketchbook already.
Krato - Thanks, I have that site bookmarked but I have not tried to draw from it. yet.
E4sy - Hey, yeah I agree. I have "dulled" it down a bit and landed the helmet in the updated version.
Eparts - Thanks for your comments, I am with you 100%. I try to study light and value but I have a real hard time with it, If I cant see any lines I am basically shooting blind... Close my eyes and hope to hit something nearby.
Tips on what or where I cant find info on this is really epriciated. I want to be able to depict somewhat realistic - I want to evolve. And perhaps move into real media like oil or acrylics.
MrDigs - Thanks but its not finished yet, I'll have to give credit for that landscape to whoever made that sweet brush.
Anyway, here is some of the pictures from my assignment - I'll probably end up using one of these as my finished picture. I can't say these are quick sketches, by no means, but they are kind of loose, I have not "caught" things that felt wrong or looked of - I'm lazy and it gives charachter.
I like that last one. Looks like a happy camper, thats not good but other than that I like it.
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One more before tv.
u have nice work here... you can handle colors well... try do more studies... hands... faces... work more on details it will be much better then i think
My first sketchbook... wanna improve!
I also wanna rock! ROCK! tuptuptudum...tudumtuptudum...tudumtuptudum... I - want - to - rock!
Cool, lots of soldiers! hehe keep it up with the colour studies u had before!
Pixie, the black-and-white soldiers I had to make because an assignment for school (nightschool just for fun). Theme was war and the only "must" was that it was in black-and-white... I'll go back to color as soon as I have time.
Thanks for stopping by - I love your sketchbook!
Quackheart, thanks... I don't agree with you on that first segment but thanks!
Here is a different kind of update for me... an analouge one. I am sorry for the bad quality, the pics are from my cellphone.
I really, really enjoyed lifedrawing - I have done it three times and I't felt like it gave me a lot, its not the same as drawing from a picture. Perhaps I'll post some more lifedrawings later... The later are just doodles from my notes, the come from talking on the phone, sitting in meetings and times like that - I can't listen or concentrate if I cant draw at the same time...
really liking the last soldier character. his face carries lots of expression.
-=E4sY's=- Sketch Book
Here is another selfportrait, quick and dirty.
I'd suggest blocking in everything and work big to small. It looks like you try to do all the smaller details and the big details all at once. Or it looks like you do small details for everything. Block in the bigger shapes, shadows, highlights and then go to town with the details. Remember, shadows are soft, highlights are hard edge.
nice stuff. and to add on to what Enydimon said try to do it in black and white first to understand how to block out the colors much more effectively and understand lights and darks (core shadows, rim light, reflective light,etc). and afterwards apply an overlay layer to that and add the color that way. Hopefully that helps.
To do the colours over top and keeping the information on the greyscale layer, you switch the new layer from 'normal' to 'colour'. There is a problem with this method, though, and that's hues. It's not a necessity to do it that way, but you will have to learn how to experiment with hues while using the colour layer.
You can also use the black and white method mentioned above by using colours.
One thing to help me get over that hunch with both layer types was lowering the opacity of the layer itself so the black and white would come through. Either that our like Enydimon said.
Thanks guys, I'll try that and post the progresspics here.
Even though there is only three pages of your work, I can see you're greatly improving. My suggestion to you would be to play around with vivid light sources and push your contrast to give your images a more dramatic feel. Keep up the good work!
Sterblichkeit - A speed painting sketchbook
Here's some quick ones for tonight... I wish I had more time.
Guess what I am doing while painting?
I think you should do line-art and pencil-sketches for training
try to draw transparent material
and for drawing humans its helpful to study canon of anatomy(like Vitruve by davinci)