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Another photostudy.. Fields of flowers are too hard @_@.. this sequence doesn't have the final shot before i covered up all my painstakingly painted flowers with the broad swaths of color.. and final reinsertion of an earlier save
After the colors were down i thought "hey why not double the image size" not realizing that exponentially increases the time required..
dum di dum
Just wanted to show what i'm working on~ I guess it's 70% done?
Up to the tree line is photo ref
my fire blew out..
Wahh, you have so much skill with controlling your brush strokes on photoshop!
On your latest update the water is extremely well-executed, but the trees at the front of the tree line are really striking. Blurring the edges might help push them back a little further.
But other than that, awesome processes! Keep on painting and updating~
Wow, you're such a hard worker. Your color paintings are looking really nice. If you want to cut down the time required for repetitive detail work on environments, try your hand at making custom brushes. Just work on a small portion first, make a brush out of it and cover the rest of the area needed. Or make brushes from scratch and just play with them until you get the effect you want. Try out some texture brushes also, you can eve make them yourself if you have a decent camera.
Keep up the good work.
Wow! HUGE improvement from page 1 to now.... very cool and inspiring.
Greats studies!lots of improvement and i really like what you are doing just keep up the good work!=)
Awesome artist and friends
DairyProduct: Actually I don't have much skill at all.. I have to be constantly zoomed in on whatever i'm working on. So I always have 2 windows of the same picture open, one zoomed in and one at the viewing size ^^
If you go to the top option bar and pick Window - Arrange - New Window for xxx.psd
Thanks so much for your compliment though! You are totally right about the trees, I spent so much time on them that I couldn't see how much they were popping out. Definitely need to cool down those edges, thanks for the heads up~
kitfox: thanks ^^ I'm not sure how to make a small area into a brush and then use it effectively, i'm very unskilled at making brushes in general. I do have a few custom brushes that I like to use, and i'm hoping to figure out how to make those cool 'shape custom brushes' but haven't figured it out yet
RSloan: thank you
strangedawn: thanks so much~
This is from ref as usual
Good studies, keep doing them. Mileage is the most important step in becoming a great artist.
Might I recommend some studies with stronger lighting? Generally, a lot of those model glamour shots have flash photography lighting which smooths out the form. This looks attractive on a woman, but for learning purposes, it is not as ideal.
For your next study, perhaps try a black and white study of something like: momojing.
Open it up and convert it to black and white in photoshop. Image>Mode>Grayscale in PS.
I'll do the study too and post it in my sketchbook :]. If you do it, I'll also come to critique yours.
One tip for doing a study like this is to keep your values into two categories, the light and the dark. Focus on the shape of the shadows, and the shape of the light areas. After you do that, the rest of the work is trying to get the edges between those two areas to mesh nicely.
Edit: Oh, also, *squint* so you can see each of the two areas very clearly. <-important
Nice progrss so far!
Little suggestion: Try to get the three dimensionality of the human form better. You tend to draw your figures very "flat". Sometimes the shadows are even harder than you think.
Check it with converting your ref to greyscale.
Final Knight: Woo woo! Final Knight is in the house~~! Yeah I will definitely do a black and white study of that picture, i'll be starting it ASAP ^^ Look forward to your comments!
Valoo: Thank you~ I really agree, after reading your and FK's comments it was easy to see. Hopefully the next pic will start setting me right there
Unfortunately this latest pic was done in complete disregard to that flatness Also the background was thrown in without consideration for lighting, but i'm ready to start tackling those things
You're definitely headed in the right direction with all the studying you've been doing. My suggestion would be to do more gesture drawing, as it is I find your poses top be a little stiff. This website has a tool that I use to do my gesture drawings. www.pixelovely.com don't worry about getting the details down just on the form and the action of the pose.
"This is a paint and pixel-splattered furnace that forges the swords of artistic mastery. This is a place where swarthy and belligerent dwarves drink turpentine mead, berate their apprentices and slap the trade into their skulls. It's where the anvils are made of graphite, the hammers are as true as rectangular marquee selections and the fires burn with the light of a thousand lensflares." --Jason Rainville
Hum... B&W does feel a little easier than color..
Beautiful work! Maybe in my next life I will be able to draw that well
Conniekat: your models are amazing and your drawings are coming, i'm sure you'll improve lots~
I don't feel this water drop is easily identified as such..
I love post 142 that is amazing keep it up you are doing good.^_^
Awesome artist and friends
Hi again vices,
I've noticed that you could use some more information/knowledge about edges from looking at your drawings.
Here is a bit of an advanced topic on edges. It'll probably go over your head at this point, but keep it in mind, and when you are more advanced perhaps go back to it.
The important thing to keep in mind is the three different kinds of edges.
1. Lost edges
2. Soft edges
3. Hard edges
1. Lost edge:
Look at this pic:
from Sargent. Sargent is an absolute master at edges. Notice the edge between the background and the man's hair? Oh wait, there is none! That's a lost edge, it's an absolutely great artistic trick and it can be used when the values of two different areas are very close (the background and the guy's hair).
2. Soft edge:
Again another picture from Sargent:
This image is full of both hard soft and lost edges. To see a soft edge, look at the two guitar players. Where their hat meets the shadow behind them there is a soft edge. The reason there is a soft edge and not a lost edge there is because the value of their hat is a bit different than the value of the shadowed wall behind them. You need to transition between those two values. Sargent transitions between those two values using a soft edge.
3. Hard edge:
To keep it simple, hard edges can occur in two places. The first, is where a form that is in the light is in front of an object that is in shadow.
Example: Click for hires
Look at the edge between his forehead (in the light) and the background (in shadow). Pretty damn hard. Compare it to the edge between his ear (in shadow) and the background (in shadow). Pretty damn soft.
The other place where hard edges occur, and these are generally the hardest of edges, is cast shadows. Watercolour by Sargent
Pretty easy to identify the hard edges of the cast shadow on this one. Look at the two alligators lying on top of each other.
As an exercise for you vices, look at this picture:
And find two soft edges, two hard edges, and two lost edges. But more importantly than finding them. I want you to understand why Sargent used a soft/hard/lost edge in that particular area.
*I can remove all the img tags if you'd like.
im speachless... i cant wait to get the !@#!$ wacom here to start beating it up like u .. ur an artist my friend.. brailiant work mate..
i love to do everything and learn everything... i hate to be cornered in one place.. i believe u can be anything u want... Your mind is limitless... check out my sketchbook ... u will find a bit of everything
LOVE LOVE LOVE the gator painting! Of course I'm biased for scaly things!
You are doing great work with your digital practice! But this thread needs to be updated! back to work!
I've been MIA because my weekends stopped being available 4 or 5 months ago. I got some TV work that takes all my time on the weekends! Who knows maybe in a couple years I can post a link to a Korean movie or drama that i'm in!
Final Knight: Thanks man I will be reviewing these concepts regularly~
Alamed: I would say the same thing to you man
Rsloan + Rain Walker: not my pics dudes -_-;;
This is one I started a long time ago and worked on recently but would like to be done with.. SO I AM! can u guess which korean celeb??
I usually want to make something super polished, as much as I can, but I liked this one rough.. It was even better when it was rougher, methinks.....
Hey that looks sweet!
huge improvements compared with the first page :>
> Sketchb00k <
It's top! Welcome back Vices. Last ones are looking good. Unfortunate that you can't spend as much time as you want on drawing, but it's good that you're keeping busy!can u guess which korean celeb
FinalKnight: Right it's TOP! Do you know many Korean celebrities?
I'm starting to get a feeling for when something looks good artistically and when i'm just being lazy.. the last two i'm sort of being lazy, not pushing the rendering further.. because it "looks good enough to move on to the next one" Maybe because i'm bored with it or don't want to put in the extra work to render it out as much as I can??
The face I genuinely liked rough
do not copy glamor photos, copy classic-like stuff. Waterhouse, Repin, Kramskoy...whatever.. there is right way) Good luck! =)
little update of da GLAMA GIRL