herro there, im a 17 year old art and design student who needs a little help with getting started with digital painting, im hoping to become a illustrator/conceptual artist but im having difficulty grasping all the funky little techniques and stuff that alot of concept artists use.
Ive bought myself a wacom bamboo graphics tablet and im enjoying the process of learning how it works and what i can do with it. Anyways i want to be able to create a sketchbook that i can look back to and clearly see some sort of improvement/progression. This site is really unlike any others i've seen, other sites like deviantart dont offer too much help as far as criticism goes so im pretty excited about seeing what other have to say about my sketchbook.
I'll put a few pieces up tomorrow, its late and i have no idea what im doing lol, im incredibly new to forums so it may take some time for me to figure out how everything works!
thank yous! peace
(new sketchbook front cover)
Last edited by Envodas; July 5th, 2011 at 02:34 PM.
a few shitty random scribbles i did before college, took me 3 minutes, tried to get some anatomy practise in there, ill do a few more in-depth studies later
Last edited by Envodas; December 4th, 2010 at 03:41 PM.
keep it up man, practise practise practise!
To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.
haha, yeah man thats the intention, all gotta start somewhere!
had the sudden urge to paint a bald gypsy girl...aaaand this was the result lol. Its a nice bit of front view face painting practise i guess , gonna try and squeeze in a few more faces before i go to work.
1 and a half hrs-ish i might work into her a little bit more, her face needs some more definition
Last edited by Envodas; December 1st, 2010 at 06:37 PM.
decided to work on the gypsy girl a little bit more, heres an update!
i think i might work on her a little more tomorrow and shove it in the finished pile
this made me realise how badly i need to practise drawing hands/fingers
Last edited by Envodas; December 4th, 2010 at 03:39 PM.
few twisty poses before college, gonna focus on practising on some more hands when i get back.... hate hands lol
30 min still life doodle of the corner of my desk, never thought i'd be so focused on a pair of plyers in my life lol
need alot of rendering practise, im going to be doing a few hours of live drawing next week in college, that should help anyway here's an incredibly shitty painting of a wh*re or something.. (wh*re is censored for some reason lol ) and yea i have no idea how to do hair, this is the first portrait ive done so all in good time.
got a long way to go
looked at a few skulls and realised that i've got the shape of the face entirely wrong i feel so retarded lol, 5 min update of the woman and im definitely going to be studying face structure next, kinda excited
Last edited by Envodas; December 4th, 2010 at 04:37 PM.
Welcome to CA! Nice start too!
some perspective/ anatomy work. Alot more to come today, was out visiting yesterday so gonna double the work to compensate!
quick character to get myself in the zone!
3d helmet i got inspired to sculpt, was a 15 min job
Last edited by Envodas; December 8th, 2010 at 08:44 AM.
indian guy, portrait practise, did a page of faces which ill upload once my damn scanner works
thank yous! im gonna get this book filled if its the last thing i do :p
nice work! I did notice that first image has some background perspective problems. I would like to see an enviro without characters, it's good to practice all aspects
alirght man, ill have a go at one tomorrow!
my first proper environment, took me just over 30 mins and im very dissapointed with it tbh... gonna keep working at it though
as always, criticism is very welcome!
Last edited by Envodas; December 8th, 2010 at 11:34 AM.
after the horrific fail of an environment i produced earlier, i thought i'd give it another try, environment no2! lol
getting the hang of using different brushes for different effects, good fun! this one took a little less than an hour
jimi hendrix sketch to finish off the night, hoping to do a few more environments
was going through some of jamas's stuff yesterday and got really inspired by it! so i decided to have a go at painting something in the same sorta style and i love how fun it is.
some texture practise next though!
Last edited by Envodas; December 10th, 2010 at 08:19 PM.
texture practise, rust + wood! it was... interesting
more texture stuff, learnt a few new trick during this one!
was wondering how people have so many reply posts and comments, i must say im feeling a little lonely here ;(
Last edited by Envodas; December 11th, 2010 at 01:05 PM.
Dude your progressing loads man, try implimenting all the techniques you have learnt so far into a nice solid peice, and then from that you can see where you faults are and work on those more aswell as practising the tehcniques you have now, that ship is looking reallllly sexy man liking it keep up the sick work!
I'm really liking your texture exploration here. They're looking really good, and inspiring me to quit clinging to my HB pencil and do the work I know I should be doing in Painter. Thanks for that.
Don't quit on your anatomy studies too!
thanks bro, gonna do alot more anatomical stuff then i'll get something together, might do a few characters or something lol anyway thanks for being around man, peace!
thank you so much, i was feeling a little down but knowing ive managed to give off a little inspiration has really motivated me! really appreciate the comment man, and im posting some more anatomical stuff tomorrow!
was out visiting family today so i managed to find some scrap paper and did an inredibly quick set of scribbles- less than 10 mins, ill post a real update tomorrow!
fine ink pen used
Last edited by Envodas; December 12th, 2010 at 07:40 PM.
was reading a national geographic and the environments really inspired me so im warming up with an environment!, learnt a few new tricks with the levels etc, gonna experiment a little more with this later on!
Last edited by Envodas; December 13th, 2010 at 04:05 PM.
Ah looking awsome man keep up the good work.
been incredibly busy lately working and revising for my driving theory test i passed! )
tried and failed at doing a little more anatomy practise- i call him "fail head"
back in the routine of daily updates now anyway. Dunno what to think of the rendering
3 week holiday starting tomorrow so im gonna be updating like mad!
Last edited by Envodas; December 16th, 2010 at 06:46 PM.
first of my holiday practise, started off as a reference sketch and eventually it escalated into this lol, personally im pretty happy with it, but i could'nt choose between the two versions so heres both of em!
next one is gonna be an environment practise/experiment i think
crit/help would be super appreciated (emphasis on super )
, i figured out how to blur which will come in handy PPP
Last edited by Envodas; December 19th, 2010 at 05:23 PM.