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shiNIN Thank you so much! Also noticed this by myself but didn't realize how I could fix that without paying too much time in the gesture.
Always a pleasure to see you here. You're welcome! ^.^
New personal piece I created today.
That's all, but at least I FINALLY got a goood friend of mine to some art stuff.
I showed him a few basics with "Blender" and he got addicted.
At least i hope that he got addicted
While he was trying out I painted this one...
Perhaps I am going to put color on it, but right now I will call it finished.
Draw the structure, not just what you see. Don't be hesitant with your lines. If you think it is not good: (a) draw another, (b) http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=135551.
pixel cheetah Thanks! I am always trying but to get the structure and form is harder than i though. I think I just need to keep practicing.
Not so happy with these days. Didn't get as nearly as much done as I would have wished.
At least I was able to get a small grasp of the anatomy of the arm.
I will keep working on that because I need to fix my anatomy that much!
Beside of that I had to paint a quick painting idea for my art class in school.
The topic was how the world will be in like 50 years.
Imo the different layers of people will be even stronger because not everybody will be able to grow with the fast technology.
So slums will grow and there will be the very poor and the ones who could keep going with technology.
I hope the painting was not too dark and fantasy like for my teacher.
I don't have the motivation to do antother one for school...
!!! It's still a WIP / Quick idea !!!
Last edited by Lukas Esch; February 4th, 2012 at 07:23 AM.
Slums don't look as clean and structured as they do in your painting. Type "slum" in a Google image search and you will have tons of reference material. People build shacks to have something they can live in (and they don't build them in one straight line), everything looks deteriorated and messy. And there is little to no space whereas you have a rather open area and one person walking around like a wanderer. It looks more like an abandoned place than a slum.
Besides... I first thought that was a lamp pole sticking out of the vanishing point. But it's meant to be a city, right? Slums are often formed right next to a city, not far away, so maybe you want to think about that too.
Arm studies are looking great, your lines really develop Keep it up!
-Marin- Thanks Marin With the slum you're right. But I want straight streets going out of the city.
Fixed a few things, like the "city", as Marin said.
Also I am trying to make it look more messy and full of life.
Going to add more people in it.
Also deleted these damn textures I added. Meeeh, that was cheating.
Last edited by Lukas Esch; February 4th, 2012 at 07:22 AM.
that ship on the right side of the painting REALLY catches the eye. Not sure what to focal point is suppose to be I assume either the guy or the city but neither really catches my eye, there are way to many of the same light lights, it fights for my attention. Hope that helps
Diarum Thanks! Of course it did help! Also thanks for the tips via skype. Very helpful!
Sup, finished the piece.
Two versions, black & white and lightly toned colored one.
My teacher in school can chose by herself.
Most people I asked this evening were for the colored version, but not all.
Tomorrow I'll do some anatomy again. Enough personal piece for the next few days.
Last edited by Lukas Esch; February 4th, 2012 at 07:21 AM.
hey, time for some updates! Seems like your year started good, so don't stop kicking asses at the end of the first month!
it's good to see you doing the anatomy studies and use 3D shapes for the figure drawings.
I think, the girl you painted in #573 looks better than the figures you have drawn in december. Use some reference to get the shapes better though. But she's reminding me of Morrigan from Dragon age, coincidence or wanted?
Well, hope you will update soon to make 2012 your year
Valyavande Thanks my dear! Sorry because I didn't get to talk to you for such a long time now. Gonna try to catch you up on ICQ this weekend. And the girl was definitely inspired by Morrigan. I searched for some armor / cloth reference and then Morrign's clothing came to my mind. Perfect! Hope it isn't toooo inspired
Diarum Read below. But thanks for stopping by and caring about me ;>
Just as Diarum said: "It's been a while."
It's not like I would have been lazy in january.
I didn't get the time to update and I had to set a few things in reallife.
A lot of my paintings went to print because a few are now for challanges and others are for my portfolio.
This monday I am going to the "HBK Saarbrücken" - a school for design with my high school art class.
Some kind of excursion.
My teacher was also able to get one of the prof's to a portfolio review for some pupils.
And I am one of them, sooo:
I needed to get a real portfolio which I can show him on monday.
Next update I will show you a few picture of my portfolio. Such a niiiice black leathered book.
Definitely awesome and also inspiring to keep going.
Beside of that I did a lot of stuff in my sketchbooks.
Studied the hell out of the arm to get the muscles in my mind and all this stuff.
Stay tuned and I am still alive ;P
Nice use of juxtaposition for that latest portrait, and those arm studies are excellent!
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I did a paintover, because I was bored and
I had nothing to do, really. Of course this is
not...a whole lot, considering it took about
20 minutes, but you can hopefully see some
Firstly, I had to paint over some things, like
the clothes-lines, since they didn't quite
make sense, and they were obstructing the
I repainted some stuff, very quickly.
and lastly, but more importantly, I used a
couple overlay layers to kick in some colors
and contrast into that painting. It was
waaaaayyyy too desaturated, and this is
something you need to keep in mind in the
future, because that is all that separates
your painting from something that is at least
kinda professional. This was a common
problem a couple years ago in my paintings
Bottom line: more studies, just a heck of a
lot more of them. In a year you'll be
very good. Just keep on going and good luck.
Look up a lot of material, and you'll be just fine.
Have a nice day
FightingSeraph Thanks! :)
Toffers Thanks. I agree in most of your points. The city, as also the character are looking great now! :) But the color sheme is not exactly what I wanted for this painting.
About more saturated colors, you're right.
I tried a few things out and changed some points you mentioned.
So thaaaaaaaanks a loooot for your overpaint and critique.
Alex Eh Thanks. Glad you like it! :)
So, here's finally the update.
Sorry that you had to wait that long, but I really didn't get my ass up to update.
I hate this upload manager and during my last post I was also not thaaat active in art communitys.
Don't want to write a long text with all the stuff that happened, because I have a kinda heavy cold at the moment, so just a few things to mention:
- Some nice levelup's and insights with various things during january
- Digital Painting is slowly getting really enjoyable for me ^.^
- Even though I spend a lot of time on personal pieces and projects (just as the portofolio I created), it's now time to get back to more study's
---->>> Because I painted a lot of personal pieces, I found a lot of lacks, which I can only fix with fundamentals and studys! :)
That's it so far.
I hope to make more regular updates again. Also because I need to PRACTICE more, instead of just painting. ;)
PS: Last photograph is my new Netbook - Wacom Tablet combination for on-the-go. Now I can finally paint in bed, at my friends atelier and all other places. :) Fits perfect on the keyboard without pressing any buttons.
The arm studies are nice, why not to use them on the poor girl in the last painting? Not like her arms are her only problem, she has tiny head, shapeless overlong torso and unrecognizable hands... Your studies show you can control your lines very well, it's just you don't have a clear enough idea how to draw a human. It's understandable, human anatomy is a very difficult thing to master and it's not your only concern... Grab some reference then, even when you are painting something.
All the other paintings looks much better, all the referenced oned and real life objects looks really good, I like the rich colors you used on the very colorful paintings (it's not some wise words of my inner critic, I just like them I can't criticize such things very well).
shiNIN Yeah. Anatomy is hard and kicks my ass everyday again. I really need to start learning this stuff again. I personally don't like picking reference for a personal piece / sketch. I can use reference for for practice use only, no problem, but when it comes to use ref's in your own work. I kinda feel bad about it because I really want to be able to draw good stuff without ref someday.
Perhaps I just need to change my mind about that thing ;P
Thanks for stopping by shiNIN
And again 2 days without really practicing....
Here in germany it's Carnival at the moment.
I personally don't like it, but I'm still spending time hanging out with my friends on different carnival events.
Anyways, a few things from my on the go netbook combination and the last one is a WIP I started this evening while talking to a friend.
PS: Forget about the second portrait. It's just messed up and looks like shit. I give the fault to the second use of A6 tablet, 3am o'clock and sitting in bed position
I understand this very well, I'm the same. I don't say use a whole figure or something (though I don't see anything wrong with thinks like making a photo of someone or looking at yourself in the mirror), I would avoid that myself, I fall into copying mode too easily But you can look up muscles and body parts... I think it's good to see what you can do all by yourself from time to time but a serious long painting needs thinking and multiple refs, multiple sketches/thumbnails, whatnot. Not like I ever did all that but I should have I imagine if one puts much effort into some pieces, it quickens improvement.I personally don't like picking reference for a personal piece / sketch. I can use reference for for practice use only, no problem, but when it comes to use ref's in your own work. I kinda feel bad about it because I really want to be able to draw good stuff without ref someday.
The first portrait in the new bunch has too small face for the head.
The other one, the last pic is so much better IMO, I like that face, cool eyes - the mouth is extremely flat though. The lips are curved, they follow the curvature of teeth, the left and right half isn't the same when the face isn't viewed from the front. And my English is bad.
shiNIN Thanks! You're right with reference. I just need to kill my bad habits. But for the painting I was working on (newest update in this post) I used at least some reference to fix her pose a little bit.
It helped I think, but I should have used some more reference for clothing etc.
Perhaps IF I am going to continue working on it, I will use some reference.
Your english is not as bad as you think by the way.
If your english is bad, then mine sucks also, hehe
Today I started improving seriously again. Picked up some things to study and all that stuff but the day wasn't long enough to do all the stuff I wanted to do.
Even though my time management was horrible. ;P
First painting is the further version of the WIP posted above. Fixed some things, ... but there's still tons of work.
Perhaps I will continue on it, perhaps not. Let's see.
The other speed painting is a redo of an idea of a good friend.
He showed me the idea and I repainted and continued on it a very bit.
Done with my netbook.
Haha, that girl has eyebrows of doom Her pose looks better now but pay attention that you don't.. eehm.. overuse Loomis. Her face looks haggard because your shadows are too strong in the area of her cheek. The line between shadow and light is way too hard, if you know what I mean.
And take care that the circle you draw as a base for the head is really a circle and not an egg unless you want to exaggerate different features of a character.
Besides, don't worry using reference for your paintings. Artists did that hundreds of years ago, so why should it be considered wrong today? With practice and patience comes the ability to work completely from mind, that's what everyone of us wants to achieve.
Keep it up, you're doing good
-Marin- Thanks for stopping by! They are eyebrows of an elf(in)! I just don't want to use that much reference because it's my dream to be able to do it without. But I know, even on the way to my goal references help, haha!
Some more stuff from today!
Continued with my daily still lifes and then kept working on my head studies.
After studying these few skulls, they already helped me a lot to my Loomis studies.
Without doing them the bone structure chapter from Loomis would have been useless for me.
I will continue doing a few skulls each day.
Need to get their form more into my mind.
I hate my body!
Getting from a cold to a flu.
This flu already lasts already over a week now.
Quick sketch of a character from an anime called "Fairy Tails". Awesome anime. *_*
Beside this really quick one I finally got myself to finish the girl piece.
Anyway, decided to do a selfportrait before going to bed
Second self portrait of my life, so I am kinda happy about it.
Kind of sleepy now, so I leave it at this "rough" stage.
I try to do a second one tomorrow, also with a different technique.
Charmer Thanks man! Still I am not feeling that I am coming forward that much. Especially I find it damn difficult to get proportions from photos.
From life I can do, sadly, a lot better.
Moooar training needed! ._.
Some stuff from the last days.
A lot of school stuff to do, so I decided to stay one hour earlier up, do some art, then go to school.
So I stand up at like 6:00 am.
Feels good to have something done before you start your day.
Your self portrait looks good! You suddenly drew much better than normally Very good job.
I like the skulls, just like the self portrait, they are unusually nice, really impressive.
Even if you want to draw Natsu realistically, he needs bigger head, you shrunk it too much. And I always imagine him being oh so epically dynamic, I would play with poses till find the right one. Not like the current one would be bad, it's just my opinion anyway.
The first thing I noticed in the last girl figure: a normal pelvis couldn't fit into that tiny place. The right (our right) side of the torso should be curvier I think, not just the ribcase turns away a lil bit but Latissimus Dorsi is there too. But the shoulder should be closer to the other parts of the body, that's sure. In short: use references to see what's wrong and do it again.
Hey, Sil! Thank you for the visit
and thank you for the question!
About THIS picture:
Some of it I blended by Opacity
set to pressure and then I finished
some of the blends by Smudge
tool: Round soft brush, Scattering
(Scatter 122%, Both Axes), Count 3;
Transfer(Strength jitter - Pen pressure)
I hope that helps. If you don't know
what I wanted to say, let me know.
The whole image took quite some time,
but since it was last year, I don't really
remember. I am quite happy with the
finished look, too. It's what I wanted
Keep up the good work - studies of anatomy
and objects. And the last portrait really stands out!
Alex Eh Thanks man!
shiNIN Thanks! It's good that there was some improvement. Otherwise I would get damn depressed. I am not that kind of person that is sooooooooooo patient
If am going to redo the Natsu piece on the week-end perhaps. Right now, as you said, the pose just doesn't fit and there are still some issues.
Let's see what I can do. ^.^
matejkovacic Hey! Thanks for replying that fast! I will give myself a render practice this afternoon too.
I wasn't able to get my ass out of bed this morning.
So here are the updates I get to do yesterday.
Nothing new from this morning! ._.
One hour wasted! GRRROAAAR!
Anyway, I am not going to be down, I will keep trying to get up every day earlier.
I really don't want to move back into my comfort zone that fast.
Above are my daily skulls. The first one took way too long.
And then sketchbook stuff from school.
Alex Eh That's what I am trying to do everytime. But I still need to change my daily plan. 5 1/2 hrs. are not enough sleep for my body. Need to go to bed more early if I want to stay up early.
Potrait study from the amazing photograph Iggyno.
Took me like 3 hrs. . In my opinion ways too long but I just need to do this more often, then it will get better.
I am also not thaat happy with the overall form.
Painting from life is a lot easier to get the right form.
Nothing for today because I need to learn for a test tomorrow (portrait study was from yesterday)! ._.
Will do more stuff on on friday to sunday again.
Wish me luck!