aaaaah this sb depresses because im 17 and im just realizing how much i slacked off! anyways dude those photo ref studies are remarkable sometimes i cant tell the difference in some of the parts of the studies compared to the photos! wow just great stuff man
Sketch done in Photoshop. I basically wanted to draw something dynamic for a change since my characters are usually so stationary. I didn't use any refs so the perspective is probably flawed, either way, I quite like it.
Last edited by JoeS; September 20th, 2012 at 10:08 AM.
Painted this one back in August. I was trying to put into practice everything I had learned about colour and value so far and really push what I was capable of. Doing longer pieces like this definitely helps to uncover what you really need to work on most. I was pretty chuffed with it a couple months back but obviously I still need to polish up on my fundamentals.
I've also taken to studying faces more often recently.
Argh all these are great
It's really awesome all the stuff you're doing to get better...so much improvement!
Random comment: your pencil work tends to look kind of blocky/stiff and maybe it's because you're too focused on the lines? You could try drawing with something really blunt and imprecise just so you focus on some other things too. And yeah nice color work
Hey joe nioce studies you should update more often if you can,
Nice life studies thats a lot to get down in 15 mins whilst paying spo much attention to proprtion, hope you keep the life drawing up after only one session I ma already addicted. Think it will help with cementing your own anatomy studies. I sort of see where Clu is coming from in terms of talking about blockyness. I think its because the lines you use a very angular at the moment. I find that angular lines help me when blocking in a figure but think you should add some more movement and flow to your lines by paying more attention to natural contour lines as well. This will help give more life and rhythm to your figure work (which is very solid on many fronts) Not sure how muchg gestrural stuff your doing at the moment but its a good way to go. Apologies if its somthing your aleady doing. But I like your updates. I can tell your a hard worker so keep at it.
Yes, you're absolutely right about my pencil work being really blocky, and it is because I am so preoccupied with getting nice tight lines. I don't know why I've always had this obsession with getting lines neat and tidy, ofttimes I'll get really OCD about one or two lines being 'just right' and I'll rub it out and do it over.
I think a large part of it is also to do with my influences, I get really inspired by the kind of pencil work you see in comics and stuff, I just love really thick gritty lines. Joe Madureira and Ludovic Moulière are just two examples of artists that I love.
So yes, that is something I need to focus on; more rhythmic and loose lines. Thanks for the crits!
Some pen sketches-
Last edited by JoeS; November 7th, 2012 at 10:57 AM.