Here's the sketch for the repaint.
Big improvement over the first painting!
Also love your sketchbook stuff, really nice!
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Great sketchbook you have here. Lots of improvement since page 1. Your figure drawings are looking really good and your Wizard of Oz and Alice paintings are excellent.
About the latest painting; the composition is perhaps a little more interesting than the one before, but it lacks depth. The body of the worm in particular looks pretty flat. The sense of confrontation was better in the previous version, because opposing forces are more easily understood as such when they take up a half of the canvas each. Not to say you can't do it as you did. I think changing the viewpoint of your first version would be ideal: so that it's not a dead-on sideview, just enough sideview to suggest confrontation and with just enough depth to not look like a 2d fighting game Hope that makes sense.
The lighting on the new painting flattens it a bit as well, I think. If the light came from the side, that might be better. Would allow for cast shadows. Also, showing some ground instead of just fog would help show depth.
Hi,Wonderful sketches! I instantly fell in love with those landscapes, especially the one with the forest spirits, Princess Mononoke, right?
keep it up! thank you
Benjaminba - Thanks a lot man I get what you're saying, although I disagree on the first one being better in anyway
I've had two people comment on the lack of depth in the new one. Although I honestly didn't plan for it to have much depth (not an excuse, just poor judgement). During my thumbnail stage I was contemplating having anything other than the worm, smoke, dude in there. Sort of like an empty Dream area? But it was too boring and I added ground and what not as I went along.
And yeah, The flatness I can agree with though. :'( *works harder*
I should've looked up reference for backlit tubes. >_<
jamescutler - Inspired by Mononoke yes Thanks.
Last edited by Reedux; August 25th, 2010 at 03:13 AM.
good studies !
I'd recommend doing some tonal painting studies of master works, and also from life. I find your tonal compositions are a bit soft overall and lack a solid shape/design. It looks like you use soft edged brush a lot which gives a rather vague lighting effect. I think doing some copies in just tone would help get used to being careful with your tones and how they link together through a picture.
Hope this makes sense
keep it up!
It does make sense actually.
God, I feel so bad looking at that Dwarf picture now. It's the best I could do 5days ago and I already feel like I could do better.
Today is one of those days I'm afraid
I picked up my pen and couldn't for the life of me remember how to draw.
I spent hours, Literally HOURS on a sketch that in quality looked like something I did a year ago >______<
I feel retarded.
So after a while of banging my head against the wall I came up with some crap ¬¬
I've been working on this for two days now, it's like one giant lifestudy.
Mixed with working from reference and from head. It's seriously twisting my brainstrings.
Haven't had this much fun painting in a while
Still a Wip Obviously.
See finished painting below!
Last edited by Reedux; September 2nd, 2010 at 12:48 AM.
ARGH This monster is finally done!
20+ hours, photoshop, regular round brush, etc etc.
You can see close-ups and read about the painting on my website
I've been extremely busy lately, sadly not with work.
In short, bills don't go paid when you're unemployed.
I've been having frequent meetings with Jobseekers and the social service (or whatever you call it in your country) in order to get enough benefits to pay my rent.
You wouldn't believe the amount of paper work that is needed.
And the amount of stress it puts on a person who already dislikes the flawed system even when it supposedly works.
Today I did the final big step and can finally relax for a few weeks I hope.
Bad things will keep happening, but if you keep fighting as stubbornly or perhaps stupidly as it might seem. You will reap the fortune.
I managed to squeeze in a birthday gift for a friend of mine
New 2hour study, did this one while I watched the movie on my second monitor
The purpose of this study was to try out some new principals I've thought up that I learned from my previous painting "Who is like God?"
I decided to stop after 2hours because I noticed that I was no longer thinking and just rendering, my goal had been reached.
Looking at it and going over the process in my head, I can also learn from the mistakes I made. For example, the background is far too muddy and saturated. And I spent too much time on details in their faces too early.
Last edited by Reedux; September 8th, 2010 at 10:52 PM.
I should learn to post sketches more than finished stuff it is a sketchbook after all.
Here are some ball point pen anatomy studies anyway.
I'm currently ill, high fever and all that so I'm barely drawing :<
I'm still a little ill but I managed to get something done, even if it was just some scribbles.
Also, as per request. My thoughts on Motivation.
@alexson, @Gspree - Thanks
@Metal Fingers - Durr Of course I will, thx.
@wasabi89 - Thanks dude glad you liked it!
Just a quick update, I made a gif of that environment sketch in the previous update.
Just going layer by layer.
Your enviroment drawings, and the last gif is really good. =)
@Klaus Reinbach III - Thx
@alexson - Asså? Glad att det syns!
Some more scribbles, these don't take too long to make and it's very soothing to draw them, perfect when you're too tired to work.