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Siilwynar: Thanks! Will do! Any particular pic in which the edges bothered you? I really love hard edges and have been trying to get more of them but I'm having some trouble. Also can't seen to make them look crisp
Just some sketches for today, was out all day. Mix of just sketching stuff from imagination and people from the train and stuff. If it looks even remotely good theres pretty good chances it's from life.
Yay for weekend,
spend more time today trying to understand light, colors and edges a little better so not much to show. Started scribbling something while messing around with photoshop's colortools. I usually use the colorpicker to pick my colors but figured it might be more helpful to tune the RGB levers myself in the color window. Hard stuff. Eventually became a meat-like ball
Also crappy head from imagination, I'm so bad with these x.x Gotta train harder
Also did few hours of just sketching, gonna scan those later.
Really good works here, especially that last master study and self portrait from post #25.
Maybe try doing more perspective studies and drawing from life, like that one from first page with all those objects, you are good with colors, but sometimes your pieces feel a bit flat and off.
Keep it up!
Emil_: Thanks a lot for the input! I'm not very confident about my colors though I've been doing alot of value studies trying to get them down and I think I'm getting to the point where I can pretty accurately hit the colors when I'm doing studies, they just fail miserably when I try to implement them on my own work.
Yeah all my works tend to turn out really flat, especially the ones from imagination. I'm not quite able to pinpoint the problem, most likely I just need practice with pretty much everything. Have you got any specific suggestions?
Justyna: thanks alot !
Been trying to practice some of those edges, did another fairly quick master study focusing on edges and colors. I left it quite rough as the original offered the option.
Also few crappy moleskine pages
Just some Bridgman stuff.
Did few still-lifes and some other stuff but they turned out crap, might work on them a bit more and upload them later.
xbert: thanks a ton! If you got any crits I'd be happy to have them
Did one more for today. This time from imagination, tried to achieve a similar kind of feeling I had in the previous master study.
Last edited by Kvenh; May 9th, 2011 at 03:38 PM.
Just quick enviroment for today, sadly. Did also an hour or two of some sketching, might scan those later.
in2eternity: Thanks alot! Will keep pushing on
Gave the last nights painting few more hours of love.
Think theres still alot of problems with the falue and I just can't seem to bring myself to paint more roughly but meh.
Also not really sure about the ship, kinda feel it ruined it.
Last edited by Kvenh; May 11th, 2011 at 03:55 AM.
You have some really great stuff. You have taken some truly great leaps with your art. I appreciate your studies. I like how well you blend your colors. Very well done
IronFistGoon: thanks! I hope I'm making some progress
Few quick photostudies before bed. I wish I could draw this rough from imagination while keeping the feeling.
Last edited by Kvenh; May 11th, 2011 at 03:55 AM.
Your skin tones are near perfect. Love it. Dig your textures in your landscape with the ship.
Tides: Thanks a tons! Appreciated
Quick study continuing from yesterday,
even quicker (and uninteresting) one trying to apply some colors from head,
3rd one is based on Sargent's painting. I tried to use larger brush and hopefully work on my economy a bit. Failed, but fun none the less
Unfortunately not much to show for today :/ Was out all day
managed to do maybe an hour of sketching during train and stuff, also started another enviroment for fun.
This is still just rough lay-ins so if you got any crits please do tell!
Mila: thanks alot!
Ok last update, I'm just gonna call this done. I think I managed to get some cool colours though the composition is kinda boring and it ended up beign a bit messy. I'll just stop before I overrender everything like I usually do
edit: aaah the previous looked better
Last edited by Kvenh; May 13th, 2011 at 06:09 PM.
Some Bridgman and train sketches.
Started going through constructive anatomy from page1, hopefulyl I'll pick some things until the end.
Emil: thanks alot for your input! Much appreciated. Gonna do as you suggested
Not much of an update today, sorry. I'll try to work harder tomorrow.
Did some experimenting with the lasso tool and then painted over it a bit. It's pretty interesting, not really the kind of look I would like to have but lots of fun. I also worked on the previous enivorment a bit but the change are so suttle it's not worth posting.
Last edited by Kvenh; May 18th, 2011 at 03:20 PM.
Nice work, good studies. The landscape you did using shapes/lasso tool work very well, it's quite dynamic. You are good with colour.
I agree with Emil_ about the flatness issue in some of your pieces. I'm not sure I can point to some specific thing you can do.. Mostly, it's to focus on getting good structure in the forms and good perspective. The selfportrait you did looks quite flat, because the structure of the forms are lost. There's no cheekbone, neck and jaw kind of melt together. The perspective is okay, but not quite there; the features are almost placed right, but there's hints showing it's not fully understood: i.e. the closest eye is too big and doesn't look round like it's an eyeBALL (a 3D ball). The lips look flat and pasted on. Lips are tube-like. A mouth is almost like a "U" if seen from the top - that's important to keep in mind when drawing the mouth. Think in 3D when you draw and try to imagine the features as simple objects (balls, tubes, cubes, pyramids...)!
Benjaminba: Thanks a ton for the input! Agreed with pretty much everything you said. Anatomy is definitely one of my weakest links, I haven't really spent time trying to learn it before so I've been trying to work more on it
Did some Vanderpoel and Bridgman stuff today, just your regular practice so I don't know if I'm gonna go throguh the trouble of scanning them.
Heres a cast for today, as suggested. Not really finished but I've been drawing all day and am in need of a break