so many awesome studies in here.
Luk999 - HAHA yeah if only I could keep my concentration! nah, what keeps happening is I learn so much from just a brief encounter with those master paintings that I dont feel the need to finish it its weird I know. Thanks man I WILL!
SirGreenSock - Thanks, others are always first to notice improvment so thanks for that Great tip, actually now that I think of it im afraid of cast shadows... I should really get over my fear and include that in my work like you said. Thanks man!
magicpudding - ..... T_T gimme a minute... *wipes tear* OK. hehe, thank you so much, that really means alot. You know sometimes its hard to tell wether youre any good at all and I have been kinda hard on myself lately so your comment really does mean alot to me
namechange - wow thanks man, yeah you should definetly do it If its what you want. Il be happy to advise you when you start good luck!
Puffynose - very nice of you to leave me a comment, I really appreciate it I love watercolors, there something I hope to do alot more of!
Ivan Turcin - THANKS
wow so many awesome comments..... *de-flates head* ok! now to the post
Not much to show, ive been trying to improve my head structure.
Also something Ive been working on is my process of completing a picture.
whow maaaaaaaan. that last portrait study is just friggin crazy! loving the way you analyze before you paint! good stuff!
SirGreenSock - thanks man, it turns out I NEED to do all that preparation
Gloominati - thanks! my goal is to keep doing the analysis stuff until I dont need to anymore ha
Pose studies I did for a DSG challenge
Lighting studies, because I suck at lighting... Need to do more!
Well heres my first go at a conceptual painting using the technique Ive been trying to form.
The first line drawing I did wasnt enough, So I started again from scratch. I gave the head WAY more structure and after I did the rough drawing and cleaned up the lines, I kept the rough drawing as a ref in case I forgot which way the forms were going And I did need it, many many times...
The next one will be better
God, The old man looks so real. And the alien looks like 3d! Very realistic . Keep up the good work and thanks for commenting in my SB. Have you tried not drawing while you paint? Coz ive read something from a book that drawing is not equal to painting, Think of drawing as a means.Lol i dont remember Ive read it from a watercolor portrait tips ebook... Maybe loosen up you drawings so you dont depend on them much.
Bo-ee - thanks man, yeah Ive done alot of that, I was forced to begin drawing with the paint this year coz I wasnt doing it haha. But right now Im just doing the drawing because I can seperate the different elements of the painting to make it easier to do conceptual painting
sorry Bo-ee is me.. So if u were confused that u commented in my SB ;-; Concept art seems to mix things up...
Having trouble with this, Im getting Ideas for story and things I want to add but my problem is like, where do I put them? How do I decide on a background?
Can someone suggest a good book to remedy this
Loving the way you study photos. Be careful, though, with obviating your 3d skills development. Your photostudies have a good tridimensionality feel, but I can't say the same about your works from life or imagination. Anyway, you're doing great. Keep up thje good work!
Abrodos - I appreciate the honesty really. Im working on the imaginative paintings, its a very weak area for me
Gloominati - yeeeeeeeahhhhhhhhhh!!!!!
Another WIP shot
Its a smuggler ambush. Some orcs are hording kids and making them mine coal, but my band of warriors wont have that!
Hey man. Great to see you working hard. You have some really good stuff and I like how you're trying to apply what you learn. That chrome ball life painting is awesome. Did you actually paint the wood grain of that desk...?
About that piece you're working on now with the three characters, I have to say, the composition is really weak. I saw you did those Kekai thumnail composition studies, and was wondering if you tried thumb-nailing out that current piece? It looks more like you drew three characters and the composition was an after thought. Composition is definitely not my strong point, but I'd say it's very important in illustrations, especially with multiple figures.
Thumbnail it out very small and rough, and try looking up some strong basic compositions, like a triangular composition or something. Looking at old master work would probably help a lot too. Imagine what the scene in your head would look like if it was in a movie. That may help to imagine a more dynamic scene, as it stands now it looks like like a composition of someone taking a boring snapshot of a situation. Way too zoomed out (the characters are the focus no? Then being so far zoomed out isn't really adding to the mood) and no real focus on composition.
These are just my thoughts, I hope I didn't sound harsh, but hopefully that helps.
great studys man! keep track on that, it will help you alot man. even when it seems hard sometimes. what helpes me alot is to draw something once from a reference and thnat draw it from mind 3 times. you will remember alot with that method.
Man... why do I always feel so bad when I dont post on here haha.
I went to see Paul McCartney on the 12th He is god damn awesome! and he still has it. wow.
That long weekend totally threw me off course, took me ages to get my head back into the frame of mind where I can work at art all day. You know for me its like, I have to be ok with not seeing my friends and going out to do a fully productive day. And when suddenly I stop working and meet awesome people and start regularly hanging out with my friends its like my brain says fuck solitude and working at art, I wana go to gigs all the time and get drunk or high or whatever. And then I re-learn why I love art so much and the cycle continues lol. Anybody else have a similar experience?
BluezAce - Thanks man portraits are fun, especially since I learned the Vilppu way of drawing heads.
teapo - haha thanks dude, im in awe of that comment
Morgado- HAHAHA ahhhhhh good one, I will dont worry, haha.
Untouched24 - Hey, no sorry I couldnt get it right so I took a pic of my desk and applied the texture Im such a cheater! hehe. First of all, thank you for the advice! Really need on this one. About the zoomed out thing, I drew the characters and youre right about the composition being an after thought. The way I drew the background was the way Id draw a layout (background for animation). I wasnt really thinking it through lol, I just wanted to get an Idea for a bg. I took your advice and did some thumbnails, but I still dont really know what im doing. And I couldnt find much info on the subject, do you know any good books on it? Thanks again for the feedback man, highly appreciated.
Lateman - I know youre right, and you know youre right... but still, when those times come where you think studies arent helping its hard to be positive haha. I took your advice... sort of, I drew these weird creatures once from ref, then twice from imagination at different angles. Not really what you were getting at, but it worked its own magic. Was alot of fun too.
For an animation I put up on youtube
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Sketches with ref
One sketch with ref and two from imagination
Crappy goblin doodle
Trying to work out a composition for the painting im working on.
Decided Id give this weeks CHOW a go Dont know if il make it in time. My Idea is for a neanderthal, cave man fighter guy.
Water colors of the garden, I really love the sketches Hayao Miyazaki does so I decided to use pencil first. I need to get me some watercolor pencils!
Master study ..... my brain hurts.
Trying to figure out a good pose for my CHOW entry
I dont know what he should be wearing.
I want him to look primitive ( since he is prehistoric) but I also want him to look like a fierce hunter. Il need to tweak his face to suit that later.
But basically the idea I was going towards as I went on was he kills all sorts of animals and wears them
So maybe the lion/ leopard/ bear outfit works best.
Need advice! I only have tomorow to finish this, maybe tonight if I decide on an idea.
Happy birthday! Saw your post in the CHOW.
Those watercolours are sweet! I'm also diggin that profile self portrait.
On the Chow, it could have been good to use some reference for the light-shadow placement. Highlights seem a bit inconsistent in some areas. Anyway, you're a lot better than I in this issue.