Nice pen and ink sketches, Zorcron! Thanks for giving me pointers on my sketchbook. I think your abstract piece is very interesting. As for the Asian man painting, to my eyes, the sides of his face looks slightly wider than how it is in the photo. That's probably the only part that looks off. Your colors are great and I like your brushstrokes.
Last edited by ShroudStar; June 9th, 2009 at 01:55 AM.
Acrilic on canvas 16x20 landscape from life
pretty small but its hard to carry around large canvases outdoors
the black wont be black at the end ,i was using charcoal to help block in shapes before i painted over
this is from life it was an amazing day to paint out doors but i didnt have
much time so il be working on finishing it at home
thanks much for the input! i put away the last painting of the buddhist monk for a while i dont think il go back to it
ive learned a lot from it but its time to move on XD
keep up the good work !
thanks , yeah i normally paint on canvas like 36 by 24
ive finished up this stage of the painting im going to go with what konstruktion and a few other people said
get a large canvas to paint from this ^ ^should be fun
im pretty sure those blues help the horizon get pushed back O.o
i learned a lot doing this one (about the paticular painting ) so when i scale it up it wont be so bad seeing as i have already discovered much about it
Last edited by Zorcron; June 23rd, 2009 at 01:13 AM.
Hey all heres a WIP of a frozen wintery scene because its so FREAKING hot where i live , today (so far a couple hours it took me a while geting set up with a composition that wasnt killing my eyes )
its also been a while since i wasnt studying somthing from ref but il look at some snow /wintery ref before i do more
also im painting on a big canvas 36 by 32 and scaling up
that landscape painting i was working on ,so far so good il have in progress pics soon
wooo i have been in the zone with art in general lately i feel much more comfortable with my paints and its time to do some
groundbreaking things (for me anyways) with my digital abilities
thanks all (ugh i went small brushes too soon yet again! il scale up my brushes them perhaps come
in with a bit of texture) get some figures in there or some birds to give scale also
i really want it to have an epic scale so il probably push the horizon a bit more in to the distance
maybe some of those wicked wierd icy reflections too with snow drift il get some prominant ice and snow in the foreground also to give some referance
just thought birds probably is not a good idea seeing as its supposed to be some crazy hard wintery arctic scene
Last edited by Zorcron; June 25th, 2009 at 01:44 AM.
Nice composition and idea on this latest piece. I think you should stop scribbling and stop using black and white to lighten and darken colours, just adjust the value. I did a paintover to show you how using a bigger brush makes the ideas much clearer, and it saves a lot of time, this only took a few minutes. When I was doing it I noticed you went into detail in certain areas, when at this point you should just be considering values and colours etc. My paintover is kindof rubbish but i think it gets the point across. If you don't like it or something, pm me and I'll take it down
SamC wow that paint over is just the right idea im going to stop my scribbling right away and soften the piece and
work it from the ground up , thanks for the input man that helps a lot !
Grandmassa Mr. Spect thanks for stoppin by my Sketchbook man! haha the country can be pretty cool sometimes
as far as landscape goes anyways you better take a trip out to a park or something man get em going XD
Here is that big canvas i just started working on i drew in a grid and had a bit of a blue underpainting
also a pic for scale
its sooo much fun painting on this big canvas haha i cant wait to get lost in the details much further down the road
photo quality not so great
better ? i want to take this one to the next level il spend days and days on it XD
the cliff in the backround should be more muted i just noticed .. it reads alright as thumbnail anyways haha thats step one
time to take a walk ive been staring at this screen for far too long
plopped a figure in there for human scale and i want it to seem like hes fighting everything to trudge
on i think the placement between him and that end of the valley or what ever it is will help
obviously its not time to refine things yet but i wanted to see what that would look like before i went further
Last edited by Zorcron; June 26th, 2009 at 02:54 AM.
kick in the butt of a start lad! especially I liked the ships on page 1 tons of potential.
you are doing fine keep drawing from life and photos you will think that you are not improving but you will! against your will! that's the part I like the most
keep all of your old work dont delete it, you will see after a year or two the difference...
geting some contrast to that foregrond
Hey whats up Zorcron
Thanks for stoping by my sketchbook
You have a nice sketchbook going here man!
Im really liking your landscape painting starting out simple is were its at.
Keep up the good work man ill be staying tuned -Omerta
sketchbook updated October 6th
Hey, wanted to say thanks for stepping by, and giving me advice.. I checked your sketchbook out, I liked those that you had in your first post, also the out door paintings are cool.. I hope to see that arctic painting finished soon ..Would give you some advice, but the thing is that I don't nothing about painting.
hey here are some figures i was doing from posemaniacs 30 seconds and 90 seconds i need a lot more practice with these so il be doing at least an hours worth every day
also i need to do some portraiture yipee ^ ^
done with charcoal on paper thats like 3 feet wide
Mate you have very good skills.I hope to see you continue the work and live here in CA and see your progress.
The anatomy needs some construction understanding.I think with a little focused training you can gain levels very fast.
Keep up and thnx for visiting my sketchbook
wow great scenery, the face study on pg 2 was great also, u do have many qualities.. ud better watch ur back lol Great SB
alright heres a photo study portrait im doing of this guy who climbed everest in 1953 i dont remember his name but i pulled it from a national geographic anywayss
ive spent about 2 hours on it and im going to spend a lot more time i want to refine this one quite a bit to find some bounderys as far as my technical B/W studys go right now
only been using a chalk brush i made
il go back to figures and that ice enviro after this
pretty sketchy so far i intend to tighten it up
going to do some eye studys before i refine this guy's eyes
PS: cant believe its july !!! its already been like 2 months since i posted this SB dayummmm
Second one is refining i spent some time on the nose too after
Last edited by Zorcron; July 5th, 2009 at 03:08 AM.
thanks man im going to spend a boatload more time on it im really digging the photo i have , made
a list of things im changing in the morning then il render it out from there...
found the name online its * sir Edmund Hillary *
Last edited by Zorcron; July 5th, 2009 at 04:10 AM.
your work looks nice, your traditional paintings are your best works. Just keep working on the tonal values, and making things more smooth on places where it needs to be more smooth.
I'd love to see some sketches from imagination aswell.
Keep it up!
Feel free to visit my sketchbook
just started using oils again its the coolest thing ever ! haha willhave uploads soooon
all my clothes and my room smell like linseed oil its awesome haha
My set up where i do all the painting and art like stuff ^ ^ [ my room lol art took it over 3 years ago ] where im standing while i took the photo
is another easel where i work on the larger canvases
and progress on the large canvas
my point and shoot decided it was 2002 O.o
Havnt played WoW for months that junk takes up wayyy too much painting time