I've been lurking around here for awhile, but I hadn't mustered up the courage until now to actually post. I'm 16 and self-taught aside from the usual high school art classes. My New Year's resolution is to improve considerably by this year's end, so any advice is greatly appreciated!
Hope you enjoy my work
Last edited by l'Aria; July 6th, 2013 at 02:42 PM.
wow, you have great rendering skills so far. you seem to understand photoshop too, nice paintings! It would be nice to see you experiment with textures keep doing studies and see if you can apply it to stuff from imagination!
i like the man and girl^^, have you fulfiled draw by imagination? (sorry for my bad english^^)
Your rendering skills are impressive, but there are some structural problems in those portraits, especially on the guy. His mouth is off center and his nose looks like it's been pasted onto his face. There's also something weird going on with the rendering there...like his nose is burnt or scarred or something. Try flipping the pic horizontally. I also think you could have pushed the contrast on that one. Otherwise, your stuff is pretty good, especially for how young you are. Keep it up!
Nice start! Your strength is absolutely rendering, get other fundamentals up to par and you'll be deadly.
SKETCHBOOK below. C&C appreciated! UPDATED 21/04 2011
nicely handled, practice practice!
Thank you all so much for your inputs thus far!
viki oh: Thanks! I have experimented with textures before (I kind of abuse them, actually haha) but I usually save that for my more refined works. Maybe I'll start using them in my studies, too.
smael: Thank you! And you're English is perfect, don't worry. (: I have plenty of paintings from imagination on my dA, but I attached three personal favorites of mine.
FourTonMantis: Thank you for your honesty. I will add highlights to his nose. I think that may fix the problem because, as it is now, it looks like it's under a different lighting which gives it that "pasted on" effect.
Here are some finished paintings I've done. The first one was modeled first in Mudbox (it was my first attempt at 3-D modeling) which I then took into Photoshop and painted over.
The second piece is probably the first environment I've done that I actually like, and the last one is a painting I did earlier last year of one of my characters but still remains to be one of my favorites.
Here's a WIP for my first CHOW entry. I'm having way too much fun with it
Pose referenced from: http://tasastock.deviantart.com/art/...20archer&qo=24
yo man~ saw your awesome entry in this week's chow and couldn't help but notice your awesome use of colors you seem to have a great understanding with it~ really dig your work and i commend you for knowing how to 3D model!
hmm.. the only thing i have to suggest for you now is to study more environments/landscapes and your characters will have something even better to be enveloped in ^^d. keep up the great work man! and good luck with the CHOW!
post NO #7 second image it is very NICE man
wow..I really need to practice after seeing this!!! your amazing and your sixteen! keep up the awesome studies..I'm subbing
help me improve my drawings here: http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=204258
thanks to any advice
teapo: Aww, thank you And yes, I completely agree with you. I'm going to try and shift my focus from people to environments, animals, and the like.
Netta628: haha thank you! I'm flattered
Here's my final for this week's CHOW after many excruciating hours:
I'm having a bit of an art block lately, especially with environments. Here are a few rough concepts, but I can never seem to motivate myself to finish them. Any suggestions?
On another note, I'm liking how this WIP is turning out so far. The story behind it is a dark, mysterious count who hardly speaks to anyone in town takes an orphan girl under his wing to protect her from the cruelty of the other children.
dude you are 16.....
To your age its damn good...
just keep the pencil drawing right and everything else will be fine then, thats what everyone here tells me...
Wow the stilllife looks like a high resolution 3d model. well done!
Holy crap...16!!!??? You keep this, which to no doubt you will. you'll get in the industry no problem. Is your first post paintings of characters from a series called Life Unexpected? The girl really looks like the main character, Lux..
Keep on painting for sure. Nice one
that still life is incredible!!! i would say the only thing you could work on is proportions, and anatomy in general, some figures look a little stiff or exaggerated, but after some studies your digis will have that much more impact
Halogen: It's such a relief to hear that, thank you And yes! I'm surprised someone around here has watched Life Unexpected. It was an awesome show, and I'm sad to see it gone.
Dope Fiend: Thanks! And no argument here. I'll keep at it
This week's CHOW. Wonky anatomy and a half-assed background. Really not my best work, but I thought I'd share it with you all anyhow.
This week's CHOW
Pose referenced from: http://iquitcountingstock.deviantart...lery/#/d34of8e
Hi Nice updates. Chow looks cool.
Ha, The first episode of Life Unexpected came on when I was sat sketching one day and I got into it. It was such a great show. Keep up your awesome work