Your landscapes are fantastic; there's such a grounded sense of space in them. I've always found space difficult to capture right, so kudos to you for nailing it!
I should preface with: I really don't know anything about painging landscapes and this is just what I've observed. With that in mind, one suggestion I would have is maybe to be more deliberate with your sketching (I know, it's ironic as you told me to be less deliberate with my sketches, haha. Maybe sketching with focused line placing is just how I roll.) I feel like some of the form is lost in the Charles Bridge piece that could easily be regained by making the shapes more definite.
did a lot of figures today but i need a lot of work still not comfortable or used to the form of the human body so i need to work on it a lot
here are a couple that look like human figures D:
also my Line , haha charcoal is a blast though
PS: Scribbling rocks
Fungus thanks i'l work on it for sure
Surfandsnowyou are totally right about my value with traditional mediums i def need a lot more practice matching the values to what i want them to be with color those links you sent me are very imformative , people like you are the reason i love this site so much ! great info
Danny_k the Candle is great you got the glossyness of the wax spot on bro , good work !
hey I forgot to mention something, bob ross - the joy of painting. hes a landscape painter who produced a instructional how to paint series, hes on a lot of public access channels(check your local listings, hes still on). I found one of his video on you tube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phQPrG28xD4
with the comment, you dont really match values, you paint them relative to one another, The canvas dosent have the ability to match values(though I think 'matching was just your phrasing).
Its a good thing you mentioned that though because their are a couple concepts that might help, chroma and color temperature. Their both pretty similar, but the key concept here is that color has inherit value yellow and cyan are the brightest and blue and red are the darkest(put very simply, look at the 'I draw girls blogspot' chart).
The candle you are working on is a excellent application of color temperature, at the core where its brightest its a yellow/white, and then goes into a deeper orange and given the opportunity eventually red. you also may notice that grass turns yellow when it get bright, the sky goes form cyan to blue as it get dark and so on. you can get away with ignoring it a little more with digital but when you work with paint from a limited number of tubes, you have to use the colors value to your advantage.
look at the chart here, and observe in photos how the hue shifts from light to dark.
some hefty info on color.
hopefully that should be of some help, using bright yellows and dark blues, etc should help with you values.
Tenminutedrawing - awesome learn to draw series http://www.youtube.com/user/moatddtutorials
A short list of my favorite tutorials http://surfandsnow.deviantart.com/journal/22269212/
Where did that game demo go? you should post it.
hey guys heres a sketch from down the road of some Cows had
fun with the Moving heads haha took a long walk been thinking
of Process and Story telling with my Art.
gonna do a Finished out Piece along those
lines and have it finished by the 15th is my Goal
thats when im in Chicago for a Tour of Institute and
someone will take a look at my Portfolio
gonna post the Collage on the Cover on my new Sketchbook as well, it was uber fun!
Surfandsnow Bob ross is my Idol ! haha thanks yet again for the Valuable Links and feedback I'll take it to mind
Batcustard the game project fell through i can post the quick minigame he made to show you how it would work though if you like
Gmassa Push me hardd bro i need it Applications are a Looming 4-5 months away now im getting a little Stressed at the same time its giving me the kick in the ass i need going to start working Long hours on my art and slowly cutting sleep for more time
PS: I'd like to point out that i did not Paint the Candle on page 4 i just took the Photo, [B]DannyK[B] painted the study
take care everyone, keep up the fight !
Last edited by Zorcron; August 30th, 2009 at 10:13 PM.
hey guys Live sketch while at a Coffee shop feels good..
got some crazy Pen with a giant tip almost like a marker thats how i got the pallet knifeish strokes
keeping my sketches up everyday also spent an hour on a Black to White value strip with charcoal and pastel il post soon
the pic turned out all yellowish bad lighting the brown pen marks are more black in real life paper is still a creamy color
need more line economy
also the text on the cover of my sketchbook is "Great art has dreadful manners. the greatest paintings grab you in a headlock, rough up your composure, then proceed in short order to re-arrange your reality" great quote from the mind of Simon Schama
cool technique on this last one and the digi paintings are pretty good aswell keep at it
hey guys sorry about being a bit late on the update i was sick but am feeling better today so i spent 7 hours on this landscape art Installation i started as soon as the Tide starts going out... i live in a place with famed "highest tides" the whole installation will be under water at high tide i plan to take pictures with different water levels as this "rises from the depths"
hopefully it wont get wrecked -_-
i know it might not be "CA material" but apparently artschool administration people love to see Installation work it shows working outside the classroom with problem solving spacially and conceptually
hope everyone is doing awesome !
Last edited by Zorcron; September 9th, 2009 at 01:41 AM.
almost has a pop art feel
not sure how the intent to study anatomy turned in
to this but seems like this will be something to work on and flesh out
il do some more thumbnails and sketch out some more things
before i work with it but im pretty excited ^ ^
(was just drawing that little statue and it turned in to
this haha , shows me for drawing small ! )
also a quick Perspective grid of what i think might go down
hhaha thats rad the same difference happens to me when i try to make an enviro i start see'n characters an get possessed haha an it might sound wierd but i see a man about half the fist page in size an a wicked face look'n up in the top right corner of the second ..and well i better stop haha KEEP W/ THE GOODS!
just did some ground breaking anatomy studys il Upload Tmmrw
finally got my self an anatomy book i like working with a real book reading stuff online is just not the same
been doing studys in my sketchbook minimum 2 hours a night now awh yeah Daily uploads inc
Granny do i ever wish i could see the things you do haha ! i def will keep up the goods im comin for you !
the head is my Fav
learned a ton i'll def keep doing a lot of studys like this
yeah my handwriting sucks ! sue me = )
time to get down to business
working right from my sketchbook is downright awesome !
the scene is from Imagination but i am gathering a ton of ref to polish it up
with all these bright lines i feel like i should be homing in to the death-star power core
Last edited by Zorcron; September 13th, 2009 at 01:55 AM.
hrm not sure how i want to take this one i will do some sketches and work from there
i feel like there are a lot of possibilities and potential , lets not ruin it now heh
i still need to work confident though not too safe
planning is key i guess
woot im off to Chicago in the morning for a couple days , going to
take a tour of Institute (aparently they will take a look at a portfolio as well )
and then heading off to see some fam
should be good il get some sketchbook work done
wont be able to paint for 9 days ! -_-
hopefully i'l get back just overflowing with new-found ideas hah
Thanks Granny i really think once i get things
fleshed out and start working in to it i should have something
ahead of my normal routine
Wooo back home , Hope everybody is doing super awesome ... back from Chicago trip was frickin awesome , the Portfolio Review at SAIC was rockin i got some great feedback as far as thinking and story telling with my work goes
in the review process they sign a paper for a few things and the person Reviewing my work (Helen was her name ) so a couple cool things she did one is (My Portfolio portion of my application is accepted as long as they get the rest before the application dead lines ) and more consideration for the School's Merit Scholarship award as long as i submit my application before Feb 15
so that was super awesome , She also suggested i work on Submitting some work for the portfolio/2d/4d AP Exam courses because if i score Highly on them at least for this school and many others it pays for Class credits based on the score
im not a fan of having artwork sent in to be "scored" but $$$ are $$$$ and i think i have a good chance on a few for high scores
i have decided to quit Gaming to work on my art for the next 5 months
so pretty much my trip to Chicago was super awesome
saw many great works at the Art institute
(first pic is me standing next to the super awesome reflective sculpture at Millenium Park the whole park just blew me away i spent a good 3 hours or so there just pondering the amazing sculpture and set up )
so now im super pumped and inspired to dedicate the rest of my life to the arts, adventure , truth ALRIGHTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT
Live the dream ladies and gents also KEEP UP THE GOOD FIGHT !
Anyone else going to national portfolio day in Toronto November 15th ??
oh and check my friggen awesome new hat
Last edited by Zorcron; September 26th, 2009 at 12:33 AM.
some figure gesture construction study
from an Imagine FX issue the artist builds the body out of Cylinders its pretty cool
because you can add planes to a cylinder and achieve depth and form without having to apply too much Perspective
blue added after i scanned in just for clearness
back to this one though i found out at some point i saved it as a low size so im working with a 750 by something low ass image >.<
right now ive just been working on getting the Atmospheric perspective proper before i move on so i included a small one for kicks