Nice post I like the rendering in your first piece.
nice oil studies man!
@Aryeh: thanks jakeh!
@adamsimons: teabro?? ty adam!
@ThomasM: thanks tom! anders zorn...? i had to google image him and i recognized his images-- never knew his name though! yes, the oils are painted on canvas but board/masonite sounds interesting. i will have to try it out in the near future-- also james gurney? i bought his color and light book but only read a few pages so far. i can tell though that it will come in handy. really have to go into it more though!
@GoGoJojo: thanks BETSY! glad to hear you're back-- and posting! so can't wait to see the updates again
@raminafshari: thank you ramin~
@indialuxurytours: thanks !
@CrookedHorn: thank you crooked! i just looked at your oil pieces and was in awe you are awesome :3
@NickyBeats: thanks nicky! and yes, that last figure study was in one sitting-- 2 hours i think?
@orochigenocide: haha thanks orochi! yes, it's from a photo i'd love to do an alla prima with a live model but the figure sessions i go to don't last that long to do one 3':
okay quick photo study-- was browsing flickr for portraits and came across a few that looked interesting and picked this one. mainly playing with brushes since i normally just use like 2 brushes at most didn't turn out so well -- i'll have to scan some pencils later!
-lol @ unrefined edges/rendering
Hey teapo, great to see updates but i missed a few, time to catch up!
#965 great sketches look forward to see one of them turned into illustration one day
#978 can already see improvement in the life drawing class shame model wasn't able to do some great poses
#987 and #999 that oil study is looking awsome, colours seem to be right even tho i havn't seen the ref you can tell that they are natural, and the digital studie, i think you captured his expression well but as you said mabye bit more rendering and refined egdes
until next time teapo!
that acrylic study is very nice, well done. keep experimenting too... i should probably stop using just the one brush. ha ha
If there was one thing that strikes me about this photostudy, its that perhaps you aren't being bold enough with your brushwork. There is a brush in there that is quite "cloudy" and not very bold. This stops you creating a really defined form and getting that edge variation (which you seem aware of)
I would advise to stick with the hard round brush (ps standard that is) a bit longer when starting out the image. Using it is like painting, you can't rely on blending and textures, but instead the colours you pick need to be right.
You have colour and light laying around and haven't read it!? haha shame on you man. I went through it and almost religiously took notes the first time. I would really advise doing something similar, or at least reading it a couple of times. It changed the way I think about colour. In fact, writing this out, I might start reading it again. By the way dude whats your name? Just out of interest. If its teapo I'm going to look like an idiot!
Hi Teapo if you haven't seen my sketchbook here's the link.
I know that I post around my country time cos I live in bloody London lol, Hope you like it and give me advice if you need to .
@SenEnd: thanks buddy
@snatti: hey there atti. thanks! yeah the last digi was more of an experiment but i should've concentrated a bit on the edge control and such.
@Jeremy Swan: thank you jeremy :3 hmmm acrylic ? or did u mean the last oil figure? haha anyways-- yes more experimentations to come!
@ThomasM: thanks thomas! and i agree with your whole spiel on the brush work. regarding Color and Light-- i'm going to start cracking it now :U and LOL, i'm trying to imagine being called Teapo in real life XD that'd be hilarious! the name's Mike :3
@Kristoff: thanks katherina. srsly gotta do more environments
@Silent-samurai87: thanks for linking silent! i checked it out and left a few words in there :3 i'll check back on it now that i know where to find you!
@skMOP: thanks vincent! yeah most of the brushes i used were set to brush opacity and most of the colors did tend to 'bleed' through each other since there are areas i didn't go over as much
well here's a medley of studies and scribbles~ for some reason i can't concentrate lately :U
-head placement is wrong! (this was from last week btw)
-photo study but also experimenting with brushes again (i think i ran into the same problem as the previous post)
Very good studies.
Your work in paper is fantasy.
how am i supposed to know it was oils... ha ha. nice poses keeping them tight.
Damn dude those studies are hittin it off!
with the paintings can i suggest work zoomed out more. Also try working from dark to light. This may help you get a better range of values, as alot of your paintings seem to fall within the mid-ranges
@MaFeng: thanks MaFeng! glad u like
@Jeremy Swan: thanks jeremy :3 hehe!
@AlexTooth: thanks Alex! long time no hear from you-- and regarding the pencil leads i use-- a normal .5mm mechanical pencil and i mostly use HB leads with occasional 2B changes. hmmm can't really say anything for the method as i just observe artists that i like and try to study their strokes.
@Turbosnail: hey turbo! and thanks, glad to know you see some improvements
@hücumkedi: thanks buddy! i agree, i'm still trying to balance my pencil and digital work to be on par with each other. gotta practice more than ever!
@GoGoJojo: LOL rly? maybe we secretly attend the same school haha thanks betsy~
@Aryeh: jakeh!! thanks~ dude, i agree with you fo sho :3 but perhaps i need to do more still lifes as well. i'm noticing that i tend to stick mid-range so i will have to push my values more and also will try what u suggested
@orochigenocide: thanks orochi~ update ur sb!
-inaccurate 4th bargue study. i will try to print out a paper copy next time i do these... i just usually look from the monitor (which is probably not the right way to do a bargue!)
-tried doing some thumbs again buuut--- well more practice is needed.
-line observation and a fan-art sketch of my take on Captain Commando! (with the ref.)
damn dude the oil on the last page is beautiful! and your pencil sketches are still great, atleast you still get shit done when you can't focus ;D
really making some strides on these digitals in the last few pages, i'd say keep pushing your rendering a little further, but i can't really critique.
keep up the hard work
... who the f is bargue? Google... oh... *the shame*...
... Amazon... bargue... $$$... f...
... piratebay... bargue... 0... f...
... Ebay... bargue... $... nice...
Teapo my friend.
What are you doing?
Your pencils are better and better each time I visit,
so you left me without any words, with a mouth full
of juicy strawberry syrup.
Keep up the good work, and
never turn your back to a smelly
nice bargue study you have there. I have one piece of advice for you, and that if you can at all help it (which I realise is hard sometimes) you should try and do value studies like this from life. I recently watched a discovery program class on cast drawing and it made me realise (another way I was directly told :p) that you learn soo much more from doing these from life. I headed over to this site:
and grabbed one of the voltaire's hands. I'm not saying that last study isn't great, because its very nicely done. But if you end up doing a cast-type study from a book, sometimes it is better to select a subject from life that is less classical. This is something I only just learnt in the last couple of days, but I thought I'd pass it on to you as we are kind of collaborative these days (or will be soon!)