Very good start! Some really good colors and studies.
oren90: Thanks Oren, more anatomy for sure I havnt done much of that for awhile. Lagging behind.
p sage: Lots more. looooootsss mooooarr!
AlexTooth- Hey Alex! Ya I love peopel too But I'm always in awe of the scenes around me when I'm walking out side. Even more so as I learn to paint more and more, some how the colors look more clear or vivid.
knoxie: I'm gona do some of those every few days in the morming now that its not -30 celius. Everyone is headding off to work so lots of people to draw at the train station.
I didnt get around to fixing up that girl yet. Takeing Ryanoir's advice and working on my line work. Now that I'm starting to understand how to think globally with painting I gota learn to think globally with the lines. All the lines relate to each other and say something about the space and weight of an object. ya?
A photograph I took last night, was looking for a place with "snow, sidewalk, nice lighting from street lamp, depth" I pictured a girl standing there texting someone on her phone while she waits for the bus. I found a nice spot Want to paint it :3
It's good that you're more and more able to jot down visual information in your sketches.
If you learn structure and anatomy and integrate it into these studies, you'll benefit greatly. This will get you away from the idea of "drawing what you see" into an idea of "knowing the structure of what you see before you see it, and then draw it." Knowing the structure is critical, because you're moving from a 3D perception you get in your eyes into the 2D world of paper or Photoshop.
Vatsel: Lol no lines today but I think you will be happy? I'm gona work on something for a few days until I can't doanythign else with it like you are
P Sage: Ya visuilzeing things inside your mind before you put anything down, simplyfily things inside your mind, seeing your drawing in your mind before its even there. That's the goal eh? Ill put some serious effort into structure once this painting is done.
Worked on that sketch today, no lines lol. Going to bring this as far as I can. Might be hard to crit at this point but if you have any thoughts please share!
It's obscure Makoto Shinkai fan art! Akari from 5 Centimeters Per Second being cold =(
Last edited by AlexEh; March 2nd, 2010 at 04:49 AM.
Hey! Awesome concept, reference and block in on your piece! Really really good work.
At this stage I would only do one thing, and that is add some light from the lamp to the top of her head. Her body is already dark against the lit snow drawing the viewer's eye to her. Since her head is on a dark bg, I'd use that opportunity to add some value contrast to her head also, since this is where you'd want your viewer to go to determine her facial expression and feelings.
Great work! Looking forward to seeing where you take it.
AlexTooth: Thanks man, well if you see anything let me know
knoxie: thanks for pointing it out ill take advantage of the contrast like you suggeted.
in2eternity: Thanks, ya I'm happy with how this is turning out. Ill keep working on it and adjusting it till I feel its as good as I can make it.
Here is an update of the girl. I dont think ill have much time to draw today, gota work on animateing for class tommrow Think i made her a little to contrasty with her coat. I think ill tone it down a little next time. Maybe alittle to much snow, we lose focus on her.
What the hell? How did your colors become so good all of a sudden? =O Seriously... huge improvement dude. Dunno what to say more than that really, work on your pencils? Keep it up? Damn... the colours... I need to work harder to keep up with that...
Nice painting. Watch out with those anatomy... there are reoccurring proportion issues and some issues with foreshortening. Something that might help you wrap your head around foreshortening... think of the limb as a simple shape... maybe a tube or balls overlapping each other. Try think of these limbs as a regular 3d shape like a cuboid and visualize the perspective it will be in, that will be your guideline.
p sage: Thanks fixed her feet a little, lol she looks stiff =(
Bendragon: Thanks for the look out, ya need to work this stuff out. More drawing will do the trick a few figures from photos, ect every day thinking about what I see and not really just copying it will help.
Imaginary: Hah they are still wierd, but looking much better then awhile back. Ya more drawing, I need to work on my lines.
Vatsel: Thanks, ya I heard Dave talking about something on wet canvas that's a good read for compostion, ill check it out.
Here is some stuff, these oil paintings were not from today but I took them home from my friends house so I documented them. One will have to be finished from my imagination since we are doing a new pose lol.
I failed at the oil today though, failed at a photostudy as well. Didnt do any drawing... uh oh!
More work on WIP, I should just repaint her all together tommrow. I can do better with the structure and perspective.
I'm not good at painting landscapes. That's why I appreciate people who can do that.
Mischeviouslittleelf: YESSS SIRR!!!
applecheeks: Ya I don't think any of the colors in this are natural looking haha!
Zerdon: Takes time!
Don't want to scan any drawings in right now so ill just drop some digital stuff.
Hmmm I may change her eyes more and a few more adjustments, gota lighten her up a bit again lol. And fix the cast shadows but tommrow! The eyes thouhg, shes just looking way to depressed. Gota adjust the shoulders more too, they are to down.
Hmm my friends laptop doesnt do color well lol, looks very different on his screen. Adjusted it a bit in photoshop
ouch looking forward to your update and i know how you feel i just did a 7600 word research paper the other day it took up sooooo much time. on your last update the background loosk good but careful with the girls coat, on the bottom part its reflecting to much of the pole, and on the face piece give it more time and it will look allot better
Just looked through and your works are great. I really enjoy the rough but organized quality of your digital paintings. The little girl in the snow is coming along nicely, I like the most recent post of it, the transition from the warm to the cool has greatly improved and the blurring of the snow falling helps the focus a lot.
Damn essays; taking time away from the important stuff
Value studies. Do a sphere, then come back later and do another... each time trying to make it more refined.
Buy a white styrofoam sphere, light it at 45 degrees above and in front (Rembrandt) and observe. Look at where the core of the shadow is.
These really help you not only get a sense of the volume, but a sense of where to place values.
Each time you do one, try to control your values a bit better. This is the process of refinement. But never do value studies in poor light (either too bright or dark)
This crit is in reaction to the portrait, which IMO would look better with better value placements.
I think you can up the contrast on the portrait to pop out some of that form. Check out some of the old master's work and see how they pull it off. I did some studies from them as u might remember and I found it a great help to see how they do that.
Bendragon: Thanks Ben, ya I was studying some art history and fell in love with this one painting this guy did. So I'm getting onto that soon
p sage: I need to but some more lamps or something because the lighting where I usually work is quite bad lol. But I've known that for months...
Amanda: Thanks Amanda! I'd like to be smoother with my paintings honestly its just hard for me to figure that out. Ill figure it out though.
Krato: Thanks, I think ill have more time with the portrait this Thursday, though I could always finish it from my head. Was from life.
Some drawings from past couple days, from life or form imagination. Usually a combination of the two. May not have time to do much drawing tomorrow. But things are almost settled down. By this Friday it will be Ill be back to daily updates soon.
Been planing out something for my animation class, looking forward to working on it. *Ow!* My jaw just make a large crack...
The three dimensional forms are getting better, but you're still having trouble with faces.
Keep working, and do life drawing where you have to do measuring. And refuse life drawing sessions where the light is poor. Demand your money back if they don't offer sufficient lighting.
Your envos are starting to get better and better!
That watch still life has some nice values.
And nice overall figures! On the portrait though, i think you should study the planes more.. her skin is saturated all over the place too. And perhaps some nose studies, to really understand how that connection works. It seems a little broken the way you painted it.
Keep those studies coming!!