Hello my friend!!
When I saw that Mad Hatter work I smiled like waaay big! Love it! Is a very colourful scene from Alice In Wonderland and I'm glad you choosen that one! Looking good so far! Also like what you've started on in post #433! Last post is great too and I agree with your brother, is a great way to get more fun stuff on the paper and learn by playing around with different poses. You also see what you have to improve by doing this.
Wanna see more!
Good luck & take care
Rebecka- thank you glad u like it, will need to work on it more just for you then hehe. You will see more, believe me I aint quitting this. take care
1. Rick from walking dead update, going into colors now. And his jacket is grey in the series but I like it brown instead
2. Playing with water based color, was some time, tried to get skin color. I know the proportions and all look horrible, was only a colorexperiment. dont look at the face please
3. pastel play
4. pastel posemaniac study
some quick hand studies, painted my own hand havnt done alot of hand studies digitally. Will prob do more later.
PaintMyBrain: nice man the daily practicing keep you in the right way of improvment
keep it up mate
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Hands...agh hands! I need to do some studies myself I haven't really done any for a long time now. Bah. Hands, legs, feet....they're all foreign to me!
It's looking great, I like that you're experimenting with different mediums. Very cool, keep it up!
your style is fantasy.I think I can paint more freedom when I come here and see your work.Here are really good work.Post more,please.
Congratulations on your 1 year anniversary.
You are a real hard worker, and your efforts
has just started to pay off. You are struggling
with anatomy and proportions but that can be overcome
after time. However your strong side is painting and rendering
eyes, I saw on some of your drawings and paintings how detailed
you can go with the eye. So try to apply the same approach to
other studies just as you used on learning that eye rendering.
ThomasM gave you some nice tips about painting the base of
the subject, you should try that way, and try to work even more
on anatomy. Do not want to bore you to death with my first post
here, so I will just stop here, and try to follow your further postings,
and help you out with some advices or encouragement if I can.
Yo man haven't seen you do anything for a few days! Whats up!
Qlotzan- thanks, not much for daily lately but Itll come around again
Bethany- thanks, hands are tricky.
Deadly- hand, legs and feet need alot of practice, keep it up. Im back have been alot going on around the holidays, been away to see relatives and so on.
jNeumann- thank u
MaFeng- wow that post made me so happy thank u dear dear friend.
LtPlissken- thank you very much I am hoping for an even better progress this year! thanks for all the great tips, thats exactly why I am here at all. I hope u stop by again. cheers
Diarum- sry m8 been alot going on. good u miss me haha
Well happy new year all you guys and girls
This first year of drawing has been very exciting, I am so glad that this door has opened and I will continue to draw for as long as I can! Thank you everybody for supporting me the last year and I hope you will still be doing this even this year.
Have been a lot of partying lately and less drawing I'm afraid. This is a new year update which I will do after every new year. The post will be a summary of the stuff Ive done this year, mostly pics I like and that I think show that I have learned something. I will also sum the things I need to work more on for next year imo.
This year I've gotten better at mostly: drawing gestures/poses, rendering digitally, drawing faces, drawing nude models, generally working in Photoshop
The year of 2011 I want to get better at and need to work a lot more with: landscape drawings, drawing buildings, do more nude model sessions, rendering teqnique ( starting bigger and going to smaller), colorstudies, drawing cloths (folding), drawing animals, using water based and oils, working with form and depth (making things that dont look flat), need to study muscles and bone structure and finally gonna practice on drawing from imagination (this is my absolute worse nemesis right now).
so here is a summary of all the "imo" best things from last year and the other thing is a selfportrait with vegetables and fruits which I will be working on this week with waterbased colors. So keep checking in for more updates
thank u and take care all you guys
Absolutely lovely. I love the idea of compiling the best works of the year...I'll definitely do it next year.
Great progress...so impressed.
Yeah! You have started on your fruit/vegtable portrait! Like it!!
Love the hand study you did
Fantasy- thank u soooo much!!
Deadly- thanks, warms. Yea Ill do it every year, u do too!
Rebecka- thanks, I think the fruitrate will look fun when its all done, hopefylly very colorful and with alot of detailes to find. any tips are welcomed!
Ramin- thanks my dear friend!
Working on my fruitrate (portrait with fruits and vegetables)
the pics are bad I know but cant scan it now cause I haven't glued the pieces and its not nearly done. Just playing around with color and different fruits and vegetables. i am gonna fill the whole paper I believe but around me there is most likely gonna be flowers and some other stuff. The colors look better irl im afraid but maybe when its done I can get a better pic.
I hope u see what is what I will figure out something else for the mouth or make a new one bigger pepper cause I dont like it. Will make some raspberry's for the chins I believe. Any ideas for the neck?
A fun but challenging task this is!
Looks really nice!! squash for neck maybe? Like it!
hahaha the "fruitrate" is incredible. I can't believe you're already on page 16! you are working seriously hard and producing some original work so no crits from me.
Parsa- thanks, It does indeed. I need to change media from time to time to get new angles on stuff.
Bethany- You are very right about that. But when its done I think it will look nice to have some softer spots and some with more color
Rebecka- A good tip though Ive already drew a banana there haha. Just to separate the neck from the body. thanks for helping me out always not meant to diss ur idea haha but I like the banana.
Thomas- thanks Thomas, warms inside, make me so happy and yea 16 pages in one year, alot of shit here haha.
The fruitrate is updated, now the noose will be replaced, havnt decided with what yet, if u got an idea pop it now pls the cheeks will be filled with blueberrys I think cause I want to have something blue in the pic, will maybe fill out the face with berrys where they fit. will draw white beans to have for the eyewhite. The body, next to the carrots I will have a vegetable I dont know the name of, its big and blue/black if they look nice there. And I got a tip from Rebecka to have sunflowers around him so will make some of those and some other flowerss too. Thats where Im at right now.
the lion was a speedpaint I did before sleep last night, 10 min with a 7B pen so erasor was not an option. Self to note - when doing speedpaint with animals or humans, take almost as much time for the eyes as you did for the rest of the body cause if the fail it all fails.
then there is a start for a female lion with a 2b mech pen that I will continue on later today probably.
and finally a quick color study from alice in wonderland.
cheers and thanks for stepping by
the lion drawings are coming along well! I would make one suggestion if I may. I think the best way to approach an animal drawing of this kind (where you are including values especially) is to draw the outline of the head or whole animal first. If you get the outline done you can tell straight away if it will look good when finished or not.
A strongly drawn outline of a horse (for example) will look like a horse even without values and smaller bits of detail. Adding those aftewards is just a bonus. If the outline isn't right then the final piece won't look right.
I know you only spent a short time on the lion but its just a piece of advice for the future!
ALSO: doing the outline forces you to think about composition a bit more... "will the drawing fit on the page?" or "should I vignette it a bit here to make it stand out more" etc
Thomas- hey man u always give the best advice! I will try this on my next animal drawing, I can see that this is a great approach from what u told me. Like this one I upload now, the head shape is not great so it doesnt really look like a lion, with ur tip that problem would most likelt not exist. So thanks alot will think about this.
Allright finished lionfemale, though the head shape got a bit off so it looks more like a hyena but that doesnt really matter though I like it still.
Done in 1 hour with 2b mech pen.
Deadly- thanks m8
Kiwi- Cool name btw! thanks m8, I have almost never used water color so this was a big experiment for me. With the later things, the pear and the pepper I used more color. Will use more color on the next one, was a bit to careful in the beginning. Will try to paint with almost dry color too, got a tip from Parsakoira.
Lady- that was a great tip. But I didn't have time to do this cause I have lots of other things to do for school. but it would have looked awesome. If Ill do another one some time Ill use lentils for sure.
Tried to listen to u Thomas by doing a sketch of the outline first and I think the result was alot better, but also horses are easier to look like horses, catanimals are easier to mix up.
made a one hour horse study today with charcoal, also I found my 2mm mech pen so Im happy. The fruitrate is nearly finished, will show u guys tomorrow cause the lightning is to bad now for a photo.
Will draw more animals for awhile
now is beertime, more art tomorrow. cheers guys
Just wanna say to ALL!!! thanks for always encouraging me to get better! love u all truly
The outline is a good approach if you're instinctive with proportion and depth.
Some problems happen though, if you don't have that rare to impossible gift. Edges become pinched and flat (as you can see at the hooves and at the nose) And something I call "stretch" happens, and we exaggerate what we see, as you can note by the rather wide tummy.
So I suggest that you do some general shapes first, before you commit to the outline.
Also when doing the outline think about line weight to make it look less flat. Lines intersecting with shadowed areas can be thicker and the ones nearest to the light source thinner(sometimes even thinned out completely). I think it all makes the shapes more believable and the piece as a whole more appealing to the eye. Keep going bro and hand me some of that tremendous inducement you're stacking would you please?!
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Kiwi- thanks for the great tip Its so good that people here help you out, I have gotten so much good advice. Trying to take in it all and create my own approach from all of it. thanks m8.
Corn(brother)- thats a good approach too, will try it out, thinner lines when more light and the opposite for darker areas. cool thanks.
1. Fruitrate, finished for now. Need to have it in for school tomorrow, maybe Ill continue with it after. Well see, there is so much things I wanna do haha.
2. My first animalsplit, a Biraf! Rebecka I know we said crocodile too but I sucked at drawing crocodiles haha.
3. quick puma face
4. some weird posemaniac studies
5. a really ugly photo study
Need to study today so wont be drawing so much today, maybe an hour when all else is done. Have a great sunday y'all
And a fun thing, a friend of mine wanted to have me paint a thing for him with oil, it was the godfather I painted on my wacom. Will try to make it as good as I can, if so I might sell my first painting
sel2note - push your darks more!!!!! and read Loomis and other books about drawing.
Last edited by PaintMyBrain; January 9th, 2011 at 07:55 AM.
The Biraf is AWESOME No worries, it's very cool anyway!
And good luck with the Oil painting, I'll bet it gonna look really nice when you're done with it
keep up & take care my friend!