Kungfoowiz - thanks for the tip about the shadows!
LtPlissken - If you like those women I am sure you will like those below
Jephyr X - thanks for stopping by
Recently I've been working on some stuff for an online fantasy game and for my friend's iPhone app, can't post anything yet as it's not finished (and I have to use refs for almost anything, I can't draw without them yet so it really takes some time to paint one piece) so I am just posting some photo studies. Enjoy
Comments are always welcome.
Hey dude, nice stuff you got here My advice would be to try painting with a larger brush size though, it'll really help the women's skin look smoother i think. Keep it up!
Last still life looks very cool Try to draw more from nature, it's great excercise. I think you should also try not to use so much black in shading in your color pieces. And it would be good idea to desaturate a little bit further grounds in your landscapes and enviros (for example in one of your last sketches witch mountains and sea) Keep up the good work
Nice digital!! A 2 dime advice: sometimes the neck is weak in your figure, hope it helps. Keep on
Long time no update...
But one of my new year resolutions is to update regulary so here it goes...
DTP - yeah, I still tend to use to small brushes, I will pay more attention to it.
Ros - You are so right about the shading, I can see it has too much black, I will work on that. Thanks for the advice!
LtPlissken - so glad you enjoyed it
Ivan_kolor - thanks, I need to study anatomy more!
A library I painted for my friend's iPad app RPG Scribe:
Some old photo studies:
And some new studies:
Not bad! I like the bears and the library.
Watch your 3d forms though. Sometimes it seems like you're not thinking about the volume of the objects you paint.
As for the eyes, I'll post the link that I gave you, so that some more people will have the chance to see it too (from the Gurney Journey): Softness in Eyes.
Also, watch your perspective on that shaded skull.
And I'm now going to post a few more links, this time to videos from www.ctrlpaint.com:
- Line Removal Pt1
- Line Removal Pt2
- Something about hard and soft edges
and all that to help you define form with value changes more than lines (I'm talking about those eye studies )
Good job, but you can always do better! Keep working!
Okay, let me make myself clear.
I did post a few links to videos about removing lines from your drawings. That doesn't mean lines are bad. It's perfectly fine to use lines in your studies. It all depends on what it is you're focusing on. I don't know what was the goal of those eye studies you did, and they aren't bad at all, but, like I said, you sometimes seem to draw as if you only thought about the 2d representations of objects instead of their true 3d forms, and I think that maybe if you relied less on line and more on just value to separate shapes, then maybe it would change the way you think a bit. And, for those studies that you'll still do with lines, just a reminder: draw through the form.
Okay, that should do it. Now go paint!
Last edited by Rafal Dorsz; January 4th, 2012 at 07:10 PM. Reason: further clarification
Hey, thanks for the visit. Great sketchbook here! lots of pretty ladies! Also awesome library painting and I like the bear studies very much!
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Rafał Dorsz - whoa! that's a lot of useful advice, thanks! the videos from ctrlpaint are really helpful, particularly the last one. This time I tried to remove all the unnecessary lines.
Gibi - thank you! I appreciate that.
So, me and my brother have some new year resolutions, and one of them is painting a character design every week.
I wanted to paint a skeleton warrior but... haha, not just yet.
Here's my sorceress:
Really cool stuff! Would recommend some more studies in proportion and anatomy to help you with your figures. Anatomy books help along with life drawing.
Anyways, good improvement. Hope to see more :3
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Hi and Happy New Year Justyna!
Good ta see you post again...and the improvement since July....SCHWEEEEEET!
The li'bary is really cool...the detail is amazing! Your figures and characters are really showing improvement ie: the Sorceress!! ^^^^^^
Keep those studies comin' too...love those bears.
awesome work on the photo studies, especially love the ladies very nice sorceress character design, i have just one crit, the value range should be wider, ie. she should be lighter in the illuminated parts and darker in the shadows, increasing the value range should help make her look less flat, hope that helps. keep those updates coming
...but drew some dogs today...
My57 - thanks man! yeah, I plan to do some more anatomy studies soon, like, tomorrow
Jephyr X - Happy New Year to you too Glad to hear you like it,
really appreciate all the compliments, thanks!
miycko - haha, the girls get a lot of love yep, I have to pay closer attention to values, hope the next piece will be better, thanks for crit!
You've got a great sense for lighting those girls up there. Try to improve your environments as well, they're cool!
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Hey, dawno mnie tu nie bylo.
Ale musze powiedziec, ze sporo sie rozwinelas. Zeby nie slodzic zbytnio odrazu przejde do rzeczy. Musisz wiecej malowac i rysowac z natury, choz sam ostatnio zadko to robie, lecz gdy zaczynalem takie cwiczenia byly na porzadku dziennym. Zrozumiesz wtedy lepiej relacje kolorow i swiatlocienia. W dzisiejszych czasach niestety, ale wiekszosc fotografii w internecie jest albo mocno ustawiona albo dotknieta cyfrowa korekcja. Dlatego takie wazne sa cwiczenia z natury.
thedestroyer - thanks! I consider light to be my serious weakness, though.
Liberty - thank you
miycko - yeah, they are all too cute, next time I'm drawing some dangerous animals!
victoria stiles - I appreciate the compliments!
Icecold - tak, zdecydowanie potrzebuję więcej rysowania z natury. Tomorrow I'm taking my sketchbook to work, will be drawing people, and I plan to paint a still life this week. Thanks
I painted my first robot but it looked more white than metallic and flat and weak, then my brother made a paintover (Thanks very much!) and based on it I changed my robot. It was fun, will be painting a next one tomorrow!
And some studies:
Your cats are awesome! =) Some feedback, try to make the cat's necks a bit more slender, if check them from ref or you have one, they are quite slinky, try to suggest this in your drawings. Hope that helps =) Good luck with your still life and for your art goals this year =)
for your first try at painting a robot it came out pretty good cool skull study, for a crit the surface looks muddy instead of hard/bony try using more hard edge brushes when doing such studies. nice animal studies as well, keep them coming
Thanks for the feedback guys, really appreciate it!
Here's a new environment. The topic was: "romanesque graveyard in a forest" and it was created by my small environment topic generator. If you want you can check it out here: DrawMe
A new robot:
Some birds studies:
Last edited by Justyna; February 13th, 2012 at 04:50 PM.
Awesome schtuff-ess-ez since my last visit.
Diggin the animal studies especially that humming-birdy.
Those robots are nicely rendered and the graveyard is really atmospheric and the lighting is well done!
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Keep it up
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nice work on the atmosphere in the graveyard, very moody, i laughed when i noticed that little creature hidden in that tree trunk your robot painting looks great, i'd suggest making your shadows & light more solid (using a hard edged brush) for that metalic effect, & reflected light in the shadow area also gives it a stylistic effect. cool skull & animal studies too, keep it up
A chick that draws chicks, how hot is that!
I thought I already wrote into your SB, it seems I didn't. Sorry if I should have, my SB is too busy for me
But now I looked at all your pages. You walked a long way. Your enviros got nice, I like them (especially the library and the graveyard. I dig graveyards with a nice atmosphere), your figures improved a lot too (proportions aren't always right yet), you do really nice studies.
Keep studying eyes, it seems to be one of your weak points at the moment.
keeping up with the studies I see. A nice range here. Keep at it. I would say emphasize page use more. Well, it's kind of of subjective most of the time: sometimes it helps to leave a lot of white space for dramatic impact, and sometimes it's good to overload the page with all types of studies. I don't know what I'm saying, my fingers are just moving on the keyboard... this is a recording. (lol?)
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