I didn't expect to go so far with this piece, I really should have given it a better angle, lighting situation and expression, but anyway, its still good practice.
Also uploaded 12 progress shorts, somewhat happy with he outcome but not going to finish it due to obvious mistakes + death stare. Time would be better spent on other studies.
Wow man, impressive stuff. You seem to be on the right track just keep heading in that direction. Keep it up!
Btw, thanks a lot for stopping by my sketchbook. I appreciate your advice.
Finally went back to life drawing, felt a lot more relaxed, and managed to make something out of each sketch I started instead of ripping them all up like before. Also, an onion, reasons unknown.
Other random photoshop junk attached too,
The self-portrait is really cool, and I agree - fantastic practice. As you say, a lesser / duller 'backlight' to pick out the side of the face in shadow may have helped. Still a great piece of work.
Thought I should post some somewhat recent work, rather a lot of 3D, compositing, and a few photoshop touchups.
Sorry for the Junk update, rip it to shreds.
Also, for anybody interested a picture of my DIY Cintiq build
Turning over a new leaf/moleskine, figures, figures everywhere.
cool sketchbook man, you're progressing quickly! how does your diy cintiq perform, is there any distortion? wood finish ftw
I need to pick up the pace.
Awesome figures. I wish some would be more fleshed out. Also, I noticed that the feet were cut off on quite a few of them. I've always been told to draw the whole figure. Good stuff man, keep going.
Many thanks, just noticed I do this far too often.
Ive been doing tonnes of figure sketches, too many to post on here, shall scan some in once I've made some improvements.
For now, tried some 3D work again, made a terrifying render of Medic from TF2 with pyro burns it seems...
Also WIP painting of scout from TF2 too.
I have made some slight adjustments to the face, but have been told that the previously posted version was more accurate and realistic.
Looking for opinions before I move any further with this piece.
To be honest, I don't have much to say as far as critique. I especially love the complexity of your 3D work. Your huge robot and the roaming city you were working on a while back are just fantastic. As well as your work with oils, totally awesome.
Finished some pieces, some new, some still in progress.
Took oils to life drawing last week, it went terribly...
Dont really care about loosing dignity by posting the bad pieces, i need all the crit I can receive.
Second from last piece was my first attempt at working without reference, it shows as its god damn awful. I already know the numerous flaws. :/
@Focus_light - Cheers! Much more to do however.
Couldn't get my cow entry in on time, fun practice however.
And now adding colour.
This workflow seems to be working much better than previous attempts, Any advice would be much appreciated.
Keep it up BHCS! Greetings from a bro from Brazil.
@Molina greetings back! Thanks for checking out my sketchbook.
@Aryeh Cheers, lots of stuff to improve though.
Taken a break from digital, cracked out the oils again. Oh god...
Started a large sargent study as my first actual attempt in months. Bad lighting in the photo, colours are bit too intense and off. Anyway, having fun none the less. Already regretting not blocking in the canvas first.
Sorry for the lack of updates, been In london the last 4 days, university open days and such.
Had a fair bit of spare time, visited some galleries, and went to LARA for their drop-in life drawing session. 2 hours of changing poses, rather different to the 3 hour long continuos pose at the place I go to here in Birmingham. Still, it seemed to be much more productive, 18 figures in total. First time attempting gesture drawing from life too, only uploaded a few of the pages..
Unfortunately due to my naivety, I did two of the larger sketches on opposite pages, they rubbed together in my bag. Damn it.
New life drawing, definitely feel it is a step in the right direction but the flatness is bugging me. I need to work on the lines, needs more variation.
Also, I made his head huge.
Hey BHCS, thanks for stopping past my sketchbook the other day! Some really great work coming along here, you've made such great leaps and strides since the start, especially with your figures proportion and form. I really like the still life from post #74 and the study of your room looks great. I would be interested in seeing a similar piece without the fish eye effect, just because then you could focus more on accuracy and mood. The figures from your last few posts are looking really good, your tone looks especially great on these pieces. The flatness you mentioned in your last post is being combated very well on the chest, head and arms of the figure by using lines that follow the contour of the body. But the legs aren't quite as effective because the hatching on them doesn't describe the shape of the form to the same standard as the rest of the figure. Really great work dude, keep it up! You gonna be getting in on the Stalker CHoW?
@KateTheTerrorist Cheers! Not too sure what "Grossly" means, but thanks for checking my SB anyway
@Ebersol Cheers for the crit! I was rushing somewhat when it came to the legs, Immediately regretted what I did, but rolled with it in the last 5 minutes or so. I would love to enter CHow, but as it stands i need to do more work for my uni application. Digital is taking a break for a tad. Thanks again for checking out my SB!
Got stuck on the train up to Anglesey yesterday. Started sketching, but hated how.... sketchy my lines were...
Had to change train, so I started another attempt really thinking about my line confidence, only using one line, no rubbers, no sketchiness. Went much better than expected. By far my most accurate attempt at this so far.
Last edited by BHCS; December 17th, 2011 at 07:41 PM.
Some Photoshop doodles.
And a low poly model Ive been working on. (dont ask about the texture. Or the feet... Oh god...)
Stopped by due to my sketchbook revival,
This is everything a sketchbook should be, a variety of subjects, mediums and styles. You have quite a good sense of colour and light, I'd like to see more images outside with bold saturated colours. Wish I was drawing like this at your age.
Bought myself a lot of new paints and a carry box of sorts, Hopefully going to do some more interesting things over christmas.
Cracked out the paints I bought in london (over £200 (I dont have any money left, like - literally))
I always wondered why oils were so horrible to use, turns out the schools ones are just plain disgusting. Having a whale with these and wanted to show this piece 1.5 hours in. Loving oils.
Also a random Photoshop doodle with a face do disgusting it has been hidden.
Lastly, Merry Christmas!
Well you are definitely making progress when comparing images from page one to now.
The portrait on the top of this page is a clear example. Obviously you have talent and dedication which will take you far if you keep after this!