That's what I like to see! Great work on the heads man, but keep it up! Do a few pages of them everyday if you can. Also that TD is great, can't really give many crits as I'm shit at environments. I realize they are only quick sketches, but try to push the values as far as you can on those pencil drawings.
Keep it up dude
It's been 9 days since your last update
and I KNOW you've got a computer now...
If 2 weeks pass and there is no update (or a justifiable reason), I'll have to kick you out.
I actually DONT have a computer now. You haven't been on msn so I couldn't tell you. But the laptop my mom gave me, that I "thought" I fixed, was a recalled model. And it crashed, and went up into smokes, but it's not my fault at all. I'm still drawing, I just can't bloody update.
Hey man, good to see you updating.
Some of these watercolours are better than others, although I'm sure you know that already. I can't really give much in the way of crits as I don't really know how to use watercolour. So here's a few suggestions instead, layer your colours more, a lot of them you've just washed a single colour over a large area, where it would really help with depth and visual interest if you added in subtle variations of colour and value. In the sketch of the rolling green hills and fields particularly.
I really like that painting of the tree trunks, I like your choice of colour. I think these could look really good if you went back into them with a fineliner pen or something and added some linework. Something to play around with at least. I think this could also be a good thing to do if you do another watercolour portrait. Maybe find a nice old man or something like that with lots of details and wrinkles and do a sketch of it with a fineliner pen or biro, then work over the top of it with your watercolours. Jason Seiler has some really good examples of this if you can find them.
That's all from me for now, I'm about half way through my references looking for good images for you, so keep reminding me about it!
Just letting the people who actually subscribed to this thread(not many) that I'm still drawing/painting. I just decided that I'd wait until after my community college semester is over before I update a lot again. My last day is December 14th, so until then I have a few paintings to post.
(will update with rest of paintings once I take a picture)
Last edited by DanialGlover; December 5th, 2009 at 12:29 PM.
Start of a new year! I know I haven't been posting, and I feel like crap for not really working as hard as I should be. Now, this post doesn't have anything interesting, as I don't really make interesting characters. I have to pace myself and do some more vigorous studies for my weakpoints.
The weak points that I know I have, are;
Faces looking too much alike, and shading them the same way.
My anatomy, sucks very bad.
I have no idea how to design characters, at all; clothing, hair, age, etc.
Line work, I'm very sketchy, and have trouble defining edges.
Overall, I need to work on everything, broaden my mind. Now, I know chances are no one is going to look at the thread, I'm fine with that, I don't have much to offer.
as far as being inspired to keep up your work, just take a little sketchpad with you wherever you go and draw in it every day, no matter how menial the amount. also, those loomis studies are looking good! and take my word for it, they do wonders.
one thing that has helped me recently is actually spending time constructing the image in my mind. go slowly and make sure to start off with solid guidelines and really try to draw the depth, not the image. :]
Cool stuff, I like your work. The legs and digitals are looking nice seems like you could work on getting more definitive edges in your digital work though especially on that portrait. Keep it coming...
Thanks, yea I'm not really use to pencil or photoshop yet. But those are the two main medias I wanna use, so I've been doing some studies with them more often.
Here's a still life I started, but couldn't finish cause of the complexity of the composition.
And another sketchbook study. I bought 500 sheets of construction paper for roughly $2, and glued them together, then taped them. Bam, cheap $2 sketchbook with 500 different colored pages. Using colored pencil/white conte for them.
Still, my chicks look like dudes.
Last edited by DanialGlover; January 27th, 2010 at 08:57 PM.
Hey man, glad to see you updating more regularly.
Line quality as I'm sure you know will come with time, especially as you said yourself pencil isn't your forte. Just keep at it, and try to focus more on the proportions and stuff as oppose to how clean your lines are, they will come as you get more comfortable and confident with your tool. Regarding your pencil studies, I'd say try to concentrate more on shadow shapes and value as oppose to trying to define everything with line, you'll get a far better understanding of the forms that way.
The digital studies are looking good but I'd suggest pushing them further or cleaning them up, or at least defining the edges a little more. More like what you did in the still life, again this will help you to understand the forms better when you try to draw them from your head.
Still life is as you said unfinished. I'd say start smaller, get a piece of fruit or a vegetable, but it on a white piece of paper and paint that. Spend a good few hours on it and really observe the colours your looking at, don't paint what you think they should be. If you're painting a banana and you see what looks like some green or blue or pink or whatever on there. Paint it!. Don't just paint it all yellow because you know that bananas are yellow.
Good to see you using that white pencil as well as the graphite one, but one is holding out on us man, I know you got more than that to show . Again it's looking good but look for shapes of value when you're rendering.
hey glover, nice studies keep on working. it's great that you have a goal for yourself (working for pixar) but try to make being a great artist just as much a priority as a job at a company. don't forget to be independent and be yourself. keep up the hard work bro!
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Hey there danial, nice updates! I like how all the values are coming together, adn youre getting a nice touch to yer pencil works too! On the life drawings, I like how youve managed to get the mass and form of the muscles work, something i have still got to learn! Some more confident and harder lines along with all the awesomeness would incease the awesomeness of course! nothing else to crit now, keep on going!