The seagull looks great! hehe. I've actually found them pretty hard to model myself. I can tell it's a gull by the silhouette, so success in the likeness. Reference pictures are of great use early on
If I were to give advice it would be to try and work out what you want to do with your works, and go from there. It made things much easier for me once I set a goal.
I really like the girl in the pink dress and the seagull.
Your linework has a really expressive quality that makes your characters incredibly endearing. I really enjoy how your sense of humor comes through in your work as well.
As far as your paintings and digital work, it seems to me that they are all in need of stronger construction and more accurate value ranges. When I squint at them, a lot of your paintings too chalky/do not have dark enough darks. Try starting with a background color that isn't white... that will ensure that no matter how much color you pick from your work, you'll never end up chalky! You may want to try doing a 3 value underpainting first to really help define forms and volume... you'd be amazed what wonders are worked by squinting at your painting in it's early stages!
You've got a really energetic SB going here, I'll be happily following along!
I forgot to mention, I'd never really looked at Hirschfiled's work until you mentioned him. It's cool stuff! I suspect the influence you're seeing in my work (especially the GaGa poster) is Egon Schiele.
seagulls, I'm glad you like it. I'm not sure what pieces you are referring to with your constructive criticism, though. If it's about the form of the seagull, this kind of welding is very difficult to plan ahead, you kind of just have to go with the flow. But if you're talking about my drawings and paints, then thanks for the advice! I've been trying lately, but I still have a long ways to go.
Black Spot, you definitely can't tell yet, but that's supposed to be Chaosrocks. during the school week I usually don't have very much time to make progress worthy of a post on these, but I have tomorrow off!
BRINKMAN!, I love Egon Schiele!!! Now that you mention it, I can totally see his influence in your work. And that's some really good advice, thanks!
Thanks Turbosnail! About the crawmum...well...we don't talk about her anymore. Anyways, finally got to finish cosmonaut Granny now that my school week is over. Eh...hmm. Yeah. It doesn't compare, I still owe him at least five more in return for my awesome one. Thanks for taking the time to look everybody, I'll post more later!
Ahh! bad picture quality! it's a grainy granny!
awesome posts gogo! didn't know u did welding, is it just one of those classes that you're taking to just get it out of the way? or do you actually like doing it? regardless, i think that's awesome!
Hey GoGoJojo, i like your new updates! The stairs are interesting, where do they go to?
The faces updates are nice, i suggest if you like drawing faces try drawing some from life.
You'd be amazed at how fun it can be just to sketch people. I will update a bunch of pages soon
that have many faces from life i have drawn. I sat in a 3 hr marketing class yesterday and drew people the whole time.
Your welding thread is awesome. Would it be possible for you to weld me a mask? Like a Roman infantry mask.
I'd pay for the shipping. I would like it with lighter weight metal though but sturdy so i can take it to music festivals i go to.
If you could make it i would draw up some plans and show you exactly how i would like it. That would be kick ass!
I really laughed at the pic of that chic with the snail on her nose. LOL. Yo, take care my friend. Keep the drawings coming.
i'll be posting some more stuff later today.
Hey danlucas! Who are you calling a chick!? I HAPPEN to be a delicate and refined lady..
The steps are the ones right outside my college. About the faces, most of the latest ones WERE drawn from real life. That dude up there with the bloody bandage and 2 black eyes? Led the scholarship workshop that I went to that was absolutely useless.
You can draw up some plans if you want, but I can't tell you when I'd get around to it. Those last ones were just warm ups, and I hardly have tie as it is to go to the welding room. I've given up so many things that I love to make time for art recently...videogames....TV...lunch...sleep...Oh god am I sleepy. I'll be going to bed now, but if you do decide to make some plans, definitely show me.
Nice updates! I like the girl on the bike and Granny as a cosmonaut is AWESOME!
Hey, thanks dropping by my sketchbook. You have a nice one going here, it's nice to see that welded sculptures, very cool.
As for the drawings, I reckon you could improve your line quality a bit. I would advise using pen, as it makes you more aware of your lines, and it will be good practice to make you think more about what your are about to do.
Digital paintings are improving with every one, so just keep on doing them.
Keep it up!
NicG, thanks! I was doodling in physics, all I could remember was that my bike was diamond framed, but not the dimensions!
FraserMcT, I KNOW, right?!!! I'm frustrated at myself, but I can see that I'm making progress in my line quaility, even if it is going at a snails pace. I was using a ballpoint that I found at school for a while, but then I lost it. I'll just cram a whole bunch of them in my backpack, ok?
Aw crap! this one is chalky too! I'll fix this problem if it kills me!
I hit a wall today. It was around hour 3 of trying to get tutored on my handful of physics problems that were so poorly written that even a physics major(not joking) couldn't understand them.
I'm not happy.
I won't be happy with anything other than art. I tried to be, but the only time I've been happy lately is when I'm doing art(or on this website). The rest of the time, I'm just depressed, and I've had points where I could not stop crying. It's gotten to the point where my schoolwork is suffering because I just don't really care about it anymore.
Fortunately, mama understands how I feel, and supports me. We're going to talk to dad about it tomorrow. I'm not so much worried about him not financially supporting my schooling, I'm worried that he'll be disappointed in me.
On a happier note, I've been doing some work on texture studies. and here's me again. I'm going to be doing more tonight.
cool sketchbook keep those studys up
have a good one
sketchbook updated October 6th
Never before have I questioned if trimming a dog's goatee would be hard Awesome stuff! You are certainly adapting to tablet life well.
I did more studying color theory today than drawing. I did finally get around to using photoshop for the first time, but the only worthwhile thing that came out of it was this thumbnail.
This afternoon while I was drawing, I scratched the back of my head with my stylus, and then I lost it in my hair...
Wow! Lot of new cool stuff. And the colors on your selfportrait on last page are awesome! I hope you get your art/school scheduling problems solved.
My sketchbook here: http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...75944&page=999
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Myllys, thank you. Mama and I are gathering literature and testimonies, and stuff like that to show my dad. I'm still going to do Japanese as a minor or major, but I want art as one of my definite focuses. I've been alot happier recently, too.
Gave another go at Photoshop. Looking at it, I see how much I still have to learn, BUT IMMA GONNA DO IT!!!!! I'm gonna be working on the details and darkness on this thumbnail thingy. Did you know that the largest living organism in the world is a mushroom colony, AND in Oregon?
Granny:You know, the funny thing is that I usually have mini wheats, but this time I had Cinnamon toast crunch thingies. Good thing I'm practicing, huh? At least you didn't think they were froot loops.
SNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOtchy: (I like saying that) Glad you like them! And I WILL!!!!!!!!
Hahaha - even with all that scary, it looks like a marshmallow and i bet it's delicious.
lol @ arms n legs.
-Lots of nice single pieces and sketches. I would love for you to start thinking
and seeing them into bigger worlds - you've done so in some pieces and they're delish.
-Post 63: (The update from your sketch)
I like those visible brush marks and that view/angle.
The angle, the angle is noice, it looks like I'm looking at a mirror.
My chocolate stained boots permeates into hunger.
-Post 4: copperplate print .... ooo, I've never done that, ever ...
but i like that feel and piece, awesome.
-Post 27: first pic, i digs.
-i lol at the comments inside your head - they're funny man.
Ur humour and ideas, and directions, I totally digs.
The metal works and grungy pieces - hmph! - a nice balance (imo) awesome awesome.
I may not always respond, but I'll always be working as hard as you, foshiz.
Granny: YES THAT GUY IS A FLY...AND FLY...
Dwardo: Looks like making him a marshmallow looking thing was a good idea, all you think about is food! Chocolate boots, crustacean seafood, BURRITOS...I better not let you get close to my snail, or else I'll have to rename him escargot! Thanks alot for all the kind words you've said to me.
Here's a minimal line thing and a SPIDER CRABZILLA!!!!!!!
I like coming here - you have so much fun drawing and it shows.