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Speed painting of some lava cave, I'd really like to improve on these, has anyone got tips?
Not the way I usually colour, but whatever just experimenting
Something Im working on atm, its nearly a couple hours work or so, but I need people to tell me if they can spot anything wrong with it before I start working into it proper and rendering, so I would find any paint overs or red lines very useful thanks
Did a bit more work on this, testing out some colour, I know some things still need fixing
Downloaded the Loomis Head and hands book recently, and actually drew some faces from it, some are a bit quirky but I'll do more soon
Some drawing from today, nothing great
only thing you need now is dedication, dedication, dedication... go for it!
You can only become better. Right now you are very good!
Hey thanks man Yes I need to commit more to this instead of skateboarding all the time lol, but I have gcse's coming up soon so I'll have to lay of both for awhile
More drawing this morning, I think I need to shade and hatch a little darker
It really depends. If you wanna digital ink it, it's enough shading. Besides. If you go traditional then yes, you need harder shading to represent better, however, if you like to sketch on paper transfer to digital and ink and color in PS, then it makes no sense since you'd be overriding the shading with color anyway. In digital you need those hatches just to remind you how the shadows look, not necessarily to give a feel of 3dness to your character. You can do that afterwards through the painting process.
You've got some nice sketches comming along, what I'd recommend the most to improve is everytime you finish a drawing/painting, find some professional work that is similar to what you wanted and try to figure out what you have to do differently to make yours look like theirs. The answer won't always be clear but if you continue to do some traditional studies from life and anatomy the answer will more often than not come with practice. Keep at it
LDQ - Thanks, I'll bear this in mind since I never know if Im going to color a sketch or not when Im drawing one lol.
Kvick - Thanks, I agree, Im always looking at professional work as its good to learn from when you look closer, Ive learnt stuff from doing this but I will try and compare mine to theirs more
Anywho, Havent drawn a dragon in months lol, but I was watching that Chris Calf dude on youtube last night, felt inspired and did this watercolor when I got back from school
Got some paint yesturday and did this acrylic lion from reference, done in around 2 hours, thought I may aswell upload it, Im not sure how good it is in terms of traditional painting though. Maybe could spend more time on it.
I then went mad in photshop lol
Cheers Darknight, thanks for the link its a good resource
My Touch twin warm grey markers came this morning yeah!, so I drew this dragon head, the colours are just overlays in Photoshop
Hey zypherax, thanks for comment , do you have any sketchbook thread on this site? I cant see one :l but I've browsed through your deviant quite a bit
Messing with markers again earlier, they can be quite tricky sometimes, this is probably the best I've pulled off today -
acctualy, I do have a sketchbook, but I really need to update it more often, and add it to my signature...
most of the digital work I have in there is really terrible...
I will begin to update it more often though!
sweet I'll check that out,
More of these, done pencil to pen then marker, rather than starting with marker silhouette's, They will have bodies soon enough..
Drew this guy in the back of my science book today haha, just scanned him in and drew. Very sketcy
Anatomy from Imagination
Some referenced anatomy studies
I've been trying out some of this digital inking, quite fun - but I dont know what to think of this,
Digital brute thing, started of as just a rough silouette and I just built up the greys with custom brushes. Anyways, of to bed
some more, started with a silouette and kept flipping
Last edited by JoeS; May 1st, 2010 at 12:42 PM. Reason: too big! - fix
good solid line work, and those dragon heads are pretty sick
Sketch of some undead from earlier, I was trying to play around with hatching, as I want my sketches to look more full but without realistic rendering. Outlined it a little with a fine liner.
Last edited by JoeS; May 2nd, 2010 at 08:35 AM.