Landscape practice, with reference, tried to add more detail
i hope it doesnt look as saturated for you guys as it looks on my pc...
anyway, here it is...
Thanks for stopping by my SB, wonderful landscapes man, the studies are really paying off. Only thing I could really suggest is try and implement what you studied that day into something from imagination, it helps solidify the days studies in your brain and really commit them to memory.
Thank you for returning the favour That indeed sounds like a good plan.. Would be better indeed... I'll have to do that!
Some failed doodles
Here are two fast ones, trying to get better at colour picking
Yo luckers how goes it? The enviros are looking good in here with your figure work i think that you should try to slow down a bit study every line before you put it down and try to lay that line down in one foul swoop if its wrong just erase and go again til it feels right! Keep up the good work dude!
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all art and science.
Another photo study... I hate the textures, like.... a lot...
But I figured the colours were pretty close to the real photograph.. so here it is!
Your latest landscape is looking good to me, my call would be to just plug away at the texture, over and over until you've got it right.
(But I know nothing, so don't take my word for it.)
Thanks for the kind words guys,
Here are two paintings for fun.
Heres one for fun, and a study i started
Last edited by RaphaelLuebke; April 16th, 2010 at 03:32 PM.
Thanks Xbert, those links are very nice
Here is progression on the photo study
Hm... that post didn't seem to bump... so... Bump!
Last edited by Luckers; April 23rd, 2010 at 11:27 AM.
Hey Luckers, just wanted to say thanks for the comment in the skbk. I like your landscape studies keep up the good work!
Alright.. I've made some photographs that I wanted to share here, but in all honestly... I just wanted to tell you guys about some important matters!
-Tomorrow is my birthday, and I'm turning 18... Wicked!
- I got accepted in to the art education I wanted to go to! I went there a week ago to do some tests and show my portofolio. And today I got a letter telling me that I got in. Sweet! Can't wait till next school year
-I've got 3 awesome holidays I'm looking forward to. Wich two of are to America -and- Paris... I'll make sure to make some photographs and get inspired!
And granulations with getting accepted! Good luck with the education!
And really amazing photos you have there!
hey man, thanks for looking at my sketchbook. All your stuff is looking great! anatomy/figure studies are spot on. My eye was really caught by the girl in the scarf in post 99. niice!
also really love the photos in the last post, first one gives off that kind of warm soft polaroid camera glow. love it
Sorry for being late, but Happy Birthday!
I am really glad life is great for you, I hope you keep on improving and that the art programm helps you develop. I really wouldn't mind seeing some more "fine" art in here. I know it sounds cheesy and its really hard at the start, but try expressing yourself more in your art. Give it that special something. Studies are good, but I want more art.
See you around!
@xbert: Thanks mate!
@Aperson4ever: Thank you, very kind of you to visit
@Raffix: Thanks for the visit! Glad you like 'em... I'm not sure if she/he's a girl, though..
@Janos: That's okey, I only just read it today Thanks! And thanks for the reply... And no, fine arts doesn't sound cheesy to me at all.. I actually really want to put more of myself into my work! I guess the art college will help me on that the next 4 coming years.. So You'll see that! But I'll try to start with that soon enough... Got a whole summer holiday ahead of me after the finals And by the way.. When looking into your sketchbook its a great inspiration to make 'real' art! I love your work!
And in this update i've got some sketches... after being on a holiday for a week... And i've got a photo as well.. made with my brothers camera.. Another update soon to come!
I am eager to see your developement in the next four years, I hope you'll keep on posting!
I like teh landscape sketch the most and the portrait the least. YOu need to sort out your facial anatomy as soon as possible, bets is you just sketch from real life. Its a lot easier to find people who will be willing to do portraits then nudes for instance. Just ask your mom or dad or siblings, friends etc. Pick up a small sketchbook (I suggest A5) and fill it with portraits. You are going to enjoy it and will have an awesome book in the end!
PS: I am 20 btw. And thanks for your support!
Thanks for the reply, Janos... And your support has been a great help for me as well
Hm, my siblings are way too childish and wouldn't want that.. But I'll try to do this... Otherwise I'll just do selfportraits with a mirror, i suppose.
And I don't like the portrait i posted earlier at all either... It shows perfectly how I stay stuck in my ways, though..
And a small update... Got to scan some things, and then there will be another update!
-Edited photo in PS
Hey Luckers, what's up?
I want to give you some crit/suggestion about those full-figure studies. Start with a big blocks of shapes first, concentrate in proportion before anything else (especially details and shades), i even ignore volumes at start but not for too long though. Right after you figure out the basic shapes and their relationships (proportion), you can then think about volumes, it's basically "shapes in 3D". After all that you can go add some details and shade
Well, that's all from me for now, i hope it can be of use.
Keep it up and sketch more
the last portraits look better. When shading you need to decide where your light source is though. Do not forget to stick to it, or it'll look messed up. The lips look fine and the eyes as well. The ear needs to be bigger, further back and worked out better. As it is, it only resembles an ear.
Your back of the head needs more volume... A LOT more volume. Look at some profile pictures and you'll see what I mean.
Try to experiment with different ways of how to portrait hair. Hair is a tough one, but at the moment it looks too comicky.
@Witcrack: Thanks for the comment! I really appriciate it. Sounds good man, I'll try to work on that!
@Janos: Thanks for taking time to comment once more. You're pretty much right about everything. haha! It's funny how something can just slip by you like that, until someone else tells you. and then It's suddenly clear... So your comment was very valuable! I'll try to work on light-source, hair and ofcourse more anatomy
Here is a landscape, was experimenting with new brushes, and with atmosphere/colour... Hope you like!
Good job on the last one. Enviros are really hard, thats why I try to stick to character design, but I like the last one. Actualla I like it a lot. I'm going to save it in my inspiration folder. The feel of the monolitic structures is very close to some monuments a culture I am developing make.
Your environments are good I like viewing landscapes, the movement in which the artist can captures is what it’s all about for me these types of work shows great creativity I see you have great photos of landscapes to take as references. Your work looks like you have been out on location rather than copying from photos which is a good thing because most professional artist can notice such things so when it comes to drawing landscapes, people etc I suggest you only use photos for touch ups
http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=182999Mac Con SKETCHBOOK
@Janos: Thanks! I'm glad you like it The character designs of those natives look very sweet in your sketchbook!
@Maccon: Thank you for visiting my Sketchbook I'm humbled by your lovely comment.
Heres a photo study I just did.. the colours worked out pretty nice I think. I should try to get textures/details right, though...