Finally after grinding away at this piece for the past few days, I've finally given up lol. Every step of the way was me smashing my head on the wall at trying fix everything wrong from anatomy, lighting, composition, and everything else. I learned so much about what I should study to improve, but its kind of sad that I couldn't execute something portfolio worthy in the end.
If you look at the 100% view version you can see that I spent most of my time just rendering out the girl and rabbit and just left everything else all chunky. Next time I'll definitely have to be less into details and just make the whole picture come together instead of finishing piece by piece. Because of that my lighting is completely off and the anatomy of the bunny and girl are extremely warped and distorted. Still had lots of fun just executing the idea for the piece though lol.
Revenge of the Hipster Carrots:
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The bunny looks so cool! Everything looks pro in that piece!
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chuck18mp: Thanks so much for the encouragement! It really motivated me a ton to know my personal work isn't eye gouge inducing lol.
For the last few days I've been discussing with the family whether I should continue working or finish my college, and in the end it seems I'll still need to finish getting a degree for family security sake. So, instead of working full time, I'll be going part time college and part time working which is kind of redundant lol. Its not all to bad though since at least they now have some faith in my doodling now ahah. Just a matter of improving, and I'm sure I can make time for that.
Anyways here are some environment studies I've done since that's such a huge weakness for me.
Also did one more to a semi-finish but like an idiot I pressed ctrl+x+enter instead of ctrl+s, so all that's left is only my nogin haha.
Last edited by Pervy; August 17th, 2011 at 06:09 AM.
Those last updates were really good! i liked how you used the digital art alot better than previously, Seriously great art!
HidoshiwaMadoshi: Your comment meant so much to me, thank you! lol sometimes I feel like I'm improving in painting, but sometimes I also feel I might be disillusioning myself. So, to hear you say I'm doing better means a ton ^^
At the moment I've been doing a lot of revisions on my fall and summer designs for LoyalKNG, and generally speaking I try to keep my work on designs separate from what I post on here. But, this design in particular grew to be to much for printing so I decided to go ahead and why not try painting it for fun lol.
I tried to make it have a Disney look with a painted background with the lined characters, but I can't really say it worked or not ahah.
Sorry for being gone for so long, lol it almost took me a month but I'm finally back and with a new computer (and a empty bank account).
I'm just glad I can start posting/study painting on my own computer again. Anyways, here's the first study I did on my new comp and its amazing how rusty I've gotten after not painting for a while:
Spent roughly two days on this study and feel i could go on for the rest of the week and it still not look any better ahah. I just have such a hard time figuring out how to make things look real.
Also, we went to Anime Fest 2011 and my little brother made this video for the convention, and I'm just so proud of him ahah. The people there are just awesome, everyone is just so willing to have fun and sing their hearts out!
Looks like you're having some fun, man. That's the important part (the anime get together particularly).
Have a look at using perspective. Yeah, that's the 'p' word. I was scared of it, too; but there's no need to break out a ruler. Check out how Scott Robertson "freehands" a 2-pt perspective grid for almost every drawing he does. It really helps make everything more solid, not just backgrounds. I think that could help your Disney-like piece.
P Sage: Ah you got me, definitely need to work on my perspective! Guess its time to once again to crack open old loomis and figuring it out all over again ahah. Will definitely also checkout Scott Robertson's perspective videos to, though it may have to wait a while since money is tight after getting the new comp lol.
I've been working on some new pieces but honestly its just taking me to long to finish them since I've been trying to work around a photoshop problem. For some reason my eraser tool keeps painting the background color instead of actually erasing (It does this regardless of if I'm using my tablet pen or mouse).
Also, the background color the eraser tool paints effects all my layers. In other words, it paints over everything regardless of what layer I'm painting on whether its the top layer or very bottom. ^^; its quite a problem since as you can tell from my last study I have a hard time getting a smooth gradient of colors without using some of the eraser tool to smooth things out (along with making clean layer masks).
If anyone knows how to fix this, I'd greatly appreciate the help! lol though until then I guess I'll just keep trying to figure things out.. So far I've tried reinstalling/removing photoshop, tablet drivers, and googling to poking around in different places like the prefs/data files. May later also post in the photoshop forum also lol.
Finally figured out a way to by pass the eraser problem though I just have to do it every time I turn on photoshop, yay! What I do is I use the magic eraser to select a random space to erase and some how it turns the the regular eraser back to normal. Not sure why it does that, but at least it gets everything working lol.
Anyways, here's another photo study I did today. I tried using a different technique to paint this rather then my regular soft round brush, and I think I may be on to something. After a few more studies I think I might figure out how to get textures to look a little better.. though that's what I hope ahah.
Here's a personal piece I just finished! There's no real meaning behind it, just something I wanted to paint for fun, since I haven't had much time to post around with college/work/commissions (mostly college).
Sad enough, I ended up calling the piece Heartless Journey, since somehow it turned out looking like some Kingdom Hearts fan-art >>
For the 100% Full-sized view: http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs71/f/20...vy-d4fvc88.jpg
Or step-by-step of how I made it: http://www.ipervy.com/2011/11/heartl...ney-steps.html
Last edited by Pervy; November 11th, 2011 at 10:09 PM.
Another study focusing on textures again. Still have so much to figure out on making things look real still, but with each study I'm getting a better idea I think. This one in particular gave me a bit of trouble since the size of the image was 600x900 which I find texture brushes acting weird at low resolutions. Also there were many water droplets that I just couldn't bring myself to grind though lol.
Heres a study focusing on the body and tree (didn't have time for the background).
As of late I've been trying to figure out a more efficient way of doing my personal work that also can transition through the same process I do studies, and I haven't found just how to do it yet lol.
Usually I do lineart for my personal and straight painting for studies, so trying to get both in a similar process is kind of a rough. Personally, I don't like doing lineart since the process of painting out lines could easily take the painting to be twice as long, and for straight painting I have a hard time getting colors/value/atmosphere working together nicely. I'm sure ill figure it out eventually, though i'm sure the main culprit of my problems is that I still don't know how to paint haha.
Last edited by Pervy; December 14th, 2011 at 02:08 AM. Reason: spelling!
Here's my first attempt at painting from life! Its amazing how much more free it feels to paint something that isn't a photo. I think painting from life really is helping me learn to emphasize things instead of noodling away at making something heavily rendered, and I think i'm getting a much better idea of getting different things to exist in the same atmosphere/lighting.
I sort of got lazy with the drapery, lightbulb, and pretty much everything but the apple. So, next time I think I'll try sticking with something more simple so i can push the study to get into textures/push value and not just block things in for 2-4 hours lol.
Sushy: Thanks so much for the compliment and encouragement! Seeing so many happy faces in your post just makes make me all warm inside, so thank you for that also
Here's my second attempt at doing a still life. I'm starting to find life drawing so strangely relaxing and fun that I'm scraping around everywhere to see what I can study lol. Its like everything lying across the world is now at my disposal to chow down on.
Though I still need to think of a way of rendering the cloths without having to spend to much time just making all those details.. In the mean time, I guess I might have to build myself a brush that can solve that.
For more detailed view: http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs71/f/20...vy-d4js3j2.jpg
Just a piece from imagination to apply some of the things I learned from my still life studies. Still have so much to learn, especially rendering skin to look anything close to real ahah.
I also recently ordered some head sculptures online, so I can't wait to start doing studies from that when I get them. Finally came to the conclusion that I'm just not going to figure out how to get realistic looking faces/heads unless I start studying them from life lol.
Last edited by Pervy; December 22nd, 2011 at 04:44 AM.
Yay! The sculptors I ordered finally came in, and the first thing I did was do this study before heading off to work ahah. Its amazing, after just doing this study I already learned just how much I make my faces way to wide to be realistic.
Also heres also just another image I had time to do before heading off. (Just playing around with the overlay layer on randomly composed clothing lol)
Figured I should post my quick stuff for now to since I really need to start updating more, though I'm still hesitant to show all the stuff I completely fail at ^^;
Here are the studies I did today to get ready for an illustration. Just trying to get a better idea of the environment I'm going to make, along with how to paint fire (which I utterly failed at lol). Definitely going to take me a while before I'll get everything, but I think I'm getting there.
Fire, lol that's one of the worst things to draw. If possible, it's really helpful to study a bonfire. You can really focus on the colours and the way it moves that way.
Love the marsh scenes, especially the first one.
If you have the time, please stop by my sketchbook, Chock Full o'Nuts.
I would appreciate any advice or critiques.
Ah, your studies are crazy, mate. I really think your rendering's progressing with leaps and bounds. Like DK's said, love the marshes too.
Anyways, no crits, I'm afraid. You're studying and that's good enough to shut me mouth. Hope you have a merry christmas and keep up the good work
DKHutcheson: Thanks a lot for the advice! Will do some bonfire studies for sure, since its definitely seems more doable to get the colors down. Though with my last fail, I can't say it'll look any prettier lol.
Naidy: Its always a good day when I know your watching me! Really appreciate your encouragement and Christmas cheers (May we all have a good drink )! Seriously though, your first comment on my sketchbook was exactly a year ago on the first page and I kind of find that cool lol. Thank you for you guidance for this past year and the many more to come! *cough* I may have also stalked your sketchbook from time to time..
Only one study to show for today where I pretty much just focused on the head. By and large doing a realistic looking face is still the hardest thing for me to get anywhere to looking correct, and after this study I still a bit iffy on how everything works. But, I'm slowly getting a better idea on how to apply certain textures.
Anyways, I'm now working on another piece from imagination trying to apply what I learned, so I may or may not be posting for a while, ahaha. Usually I find my schedule is doing 2-3 days of studies, then 3 to 7+ days on a piece from imagination. ^^; I'm just so slow at rendering things to look believable.. and often times end up not ever posting it lol.
Oh, and for those who don't know I'm part of a brand called Loyal K.N.G. (designer/artist person) and we just released our winter season with a video to go with our look book. Just a little something to watch if you have the time lol.
You can see our look book here: http://loyalkng.com/wp-content/av3/winter2011.html
Happy Holidays to everyone who happens to be looking here ^^
Last edited by Pervy; December 25th, 2011 at 04:03 PM.
Was a complete idiot and forgot to upload this to my sketchbook lol. This is the illustration I did for the Crimson Daggers Blood Sport challenge and of course I failed pretty hard. Either way I had heaps of fun working on this since left to myself I generally don't paint backgrounds or non-female characters ahaha.
Higher-rez image here: Pretty Faces
Last edited by Pervy; January 2nd, 2012 at 10:29 AM.
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great to see you back in the flow,buddy!
Never Attempt the Possible;attempt the impossible and even if you fail,you'll fall among the stars.
After glancing through just this last page of your sketchbook and a few in-between I really have to say the way you do hair is fantastic! It really does look and behave realistically in my opinion. Cheers to you!
You improved tons since the start of your skecthbook. Your digital rendering is good and getting better and better (the armour, some of the portraits, etc.). In case your drawings you should improve your line quality. It still has that hairiness here and there. Be more confident. This is one reason you could not pull out the "disney style". The other is simplification. Try to analyze and simplify things. The disney style needs both (i.e. good line quality and simplification). Happy new year!
FootstepsBeakon: So awesome to see you back as well! Definitely been far to long since I've gotten the chance to see what you've been up to! Now I know 2012 will be a good year having your encouragement. I'll try to keep pushing up paint lol
Turpentine: Thanks so much fro the compliment, it really means a ton! I actually have a fear of painting hair so to hear you say its not all that bad really brightens my day. Hope nothing but the best for you and your art-journey!
pixel cheetah: I appreciate all your advice, and your right about me and my messy pencils ahah. Seems your very knowledge able about diffrent styles of drawing, and for that I'm grateful for such wisdom!
(aside note: I haven't posted any of my actual sketchbook since July to force myself to improve at painting, but now I don't post them since my scanner jamed/broke this month. ^^; Kind of funny I thought. Can't say my sketches now more or less messy, but the core construction (anatomy/rendering) is better I think.)
Here are some studies I did today for another illustration I'm working on. Just trying to learn a few things I plan to apply into my imagination piece. First two are focused more on textures, and last one on lighting/drapery.
Here's my entry for the Crimson Daggers blood sport Gauntlet challenge. Had tons fo fun working on this as well as realizing so many of the things I need to work on lol. Heres to pushing onward to get better at everything from anatomy, light/color, composition, and pretty much everything haha.
Bigger image here: Higher-Res
Yay for more studies for another illustration! Have to admit though these sky studies look extremely boring, but funny enough I find them to be some of the hardest things to grasp a understanding of so far. I'm continually learning just how much I don't know with each study I do, and with each one I'm getting a little step toward understanding how atmosphere effects value/color.
Its just strange how everything farthest away is just engulfed by the atmosphere of the sky! Colors I originally thought were green, yellow, or red actually become grays in the hues of blues, since in a mass of cool colors, gray becomes warm (and vice versa). Shadows that look lower in value are actually not that all that much darker but instead high in saturation (maybe?). And of course the contrast/hues of everything engulfed by the atmosphere is literally transformed into the value/color of the sky.
I'm learning all these things but I'm still just scratching the surface of what I already don't know lol. Definitely each one was intensely frustrating but very much some of the things I really needed to learn.