What's up addict? Hehe, that sounds weird...
Anyway, keep up the studies man! Liking your output.
Great studies mate!!!love all the figure gesture training you have done.And damn thats so much work!!!you are hardworking and improving damn fast!!
keep going like that
Eddieee: Que paso? :d Will do with the studies, they're very, very addicting.
Tom Fenton: LOL, thank you You got a lot of studies yourself, very inspiring work.
Nutella: Thank you; Best way to learn IMO is studying one element at a time from multiple sources. For example, Bridgman is great for stressing the form of the skull, while Loomis is great for proportion, etc., so studying both artists at the same time is very beneficial.
kingkostas: Thanks, much appreciated.
AestheticMachine: No problemo, thanks for the compliment
Here's a speedpainting I just finished; photo study of a Socrates statue bust. Roughly 1 hour. Will definitely be doing a ton more studies of statues as well.
Wow the amount of studies you did is amazing.
I think you can still work on your lighting. Try giving it more depth for your imagination pieces. Your latest study on Socrates have nice lighting which is a good reference. Look for more similar reference of it.
Keep them coming!
Huey Yeng: Thank you. I feel I approached my previous studies a bit too obsessively for my own good, so I'll take it a bit easier. I think slower, more 'careful' studies would benefit me more at this point, so I'll be using that approach for the time being. Good point about the lighting in my imagination pieces, I'll definitely try to push those a bit more.
I just began some serious studies on the human skull/head. I'm currently studying both Loomis and Bridgman, as well as doing studies from photo references (statues mostly) and imagination. I'm having a lot of fun with these and I learned a lot in the past 2 days alone. The head is easily the most important feature in figure drawing IMO, so I'll definitely be studying it for at least one or two months.
That'll be all for now, off to a healthy breakfast of caffeine and cigarettes for me.
stop trying to be better than me!!
good work mate, your studies are sweeet ! espacially the photo study
(check and recheck proportions in the imgination figure)
me too i'm gonna make head studies now , i began with asaro head.
one question: where do u get sculpture photos , they seems having nice lighting .
keep up mate
Great update man, love the dedication! The value study of the bust is really sweet, would love to see lots of those!
Good studies! actually you doing all the right stuff. i was going to write "remember to do some imaginative heads as well", but then i saw that you are already doing it
The Socrates statue painting is looking good as well. but i think that you should use some more time on it, so that you really get all the subtle value changes aswell.
I just went through your portfolio as well as your sketchbook, really impressive work man! Thanks for the words of encouragement on my SB, I'll definitely be watching for more of your stuff!
zou: Thank you. I found some great sculpture photos at deviantart, as well as google (try searching for 'statue bust')
Pedro Cardoso: Appreciate it
SixPrism: Thank you, had a lot of fun with that one. Learned quite a bit as well, will definitely be doing more statue studies in the future as well.
Fumble: Thank you. Drawing from imagination is much more challenging than drawing from reference or from life, but hopefully I'll get better at this with time.
zhonked: Thanks, much appreciated
Emil_: Why thank you
Here's some more face studies, mostly from Loomis and imagination. Didn't have a lot of time to draw due to several projects I'm working on (which I'll be able to show very soon), but I did my best to do some studies when time allowed:
wow so much drawing props for all the hard work. On the sculpture study it looks really good but the beard is less defined than the rest of the head so it doesnt look as polished, then again it is a speedpainting. the photo studies look awsome and you can deffinitely see it paying off in your work from imagination i almost cant tell the difference only thing is when the head is tilted down slightly the features get a little distorted in the ones from imagination. great work man
I recently learned the trick to good painting and drawing is to draw with mass in mind first, then planes, then lines. This may help you also.
The thing I notice about your digital paintings is that most cases they are done with the basic photoshop round brushes. Or you seem to try to keep things really too perfect. You should step out of that comfort zone and try using some more textured brushes. I developed some to act like oil paints and its really fun to use.
prsnsweeney: Thank you. It's great to hear that my imagination drawings are looking as good the referenced ones. Good point about the distortion as well, I'm working on that now
Loathsome: No problemo, thank you.
iven: Thank you. You're doing great with your sketchbooks, just focus on the construction until it becomes second nature to you.
Sunny: That's actually exactly what I try to do with my speedpaints - although for 'serious' paintings I tend to do the linework first, so I leave things less to chance that way. You're critiques are on point as well, all my speedpaints were done with a hard edged and soft edged brush, nothing else, for better or worse. I'll try to create some speckled brushes for a more tradional look, although I admit that doesn't really go well with my style, but I'll give it a shot
kingkostas: Appreciate it
Continued with the head studies, this time I completely discarded the smaller forms and focused more on drawing the head in as many angles as possible. Learned a ridiculous amount with these studies. These were done at a much slower pace than my previous studies, which I think is benefiting me more so I'll stick with approach.
Haha just ignore the addict thing. It was a dumb joke (since I didn't really know what to call you, so I went by your username). Fail on my part!
Anyway, I don't know what to say other than I'm loving the hardwork you put into your learning. Maybe some more color? Or some paintings of figures in action to apply the Loomis/Bridgman. Just suggestions. But I think the most important thing is to keep it up!
monsi: Thank you!
Eddieee: No worries, I get your sense of humor, no offense taken on my part. Regarding the studies, right now I want to focus on one element at a time and attacking all my weaknesses; Color isn't something I consider a weakness for me, so it's important that I work on other things that need improving.
Today’s updates, worked mostly on the head while doing some studies from PoseManiacs as well. I’m trying to force myself to be more patient with my studies and take them at a slower pace… I failed in that regard.
really liking your head studies george!! maybe the slower pace might be good i guess to take more in. however i will say the lines your making at the pace your going are really nice!
also ment to say on your blog but that painting yearning for carnage you posted on your blog recently looked awesome!! had some really nice colours going on in it.