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Nice sketchbook! I really like post #61 (I wonder if you will ever finish it..? xD)
Keep it up with the portraits! I would suggest trying a less fuzzy/transparent brush, it may help with getting correct values and a less airbrushed look.
Hey you! Yes, you! Crit me!
My CA.org Sketchbook 1 Last page Bashing much needed and appreciated!
My daily art blog (all the junk and personal crap that my CA sketchbook doesn't have)
Feel free to shoot me a pm anytime~
Creusa: Thanks! I will!
cloudcan: I wonder too, I'm pretty impatient I always want to start a new thing. Yes I was trying to emulate the Zhang Lu portraits...clearly I'm not him though...
Alright so I started my big bad test of all tests, a Bouguereau study...only just started...I blocked in the colours as you can see...it's still really sloppy. So yeah I'll have a more impressive update tomorrow...bye!
Hey so I'm posting an unfinished study and with it I'm asking a question...
how do I render skin without making it look all plasticy?
I'm trying to achieve a level of realism but the way that I've learned to do it seems to make it sort well...plasticy...
anyone have any advce?
Hey guys so it's been a little bit. Some things were happening...busy with work, life, and the biggy I got a new laptop . So yeah I've been busy getting everything set up. But I'm back now, huzzah. So as usual, here's some studies from today. I got frustrated with my technique in the second one so I tried something completely different on the third one. I think I enjoyed the third one better...even though it came out a lil' weird. Anyway thanks for reading, talk to everyone later.
psychobuddy!! whats up dude?!
studies are looking good! nice forms. but some extra time and deets on these would make them 30% better. just sayin. dont hate. haha keep it up man!!
Hey thx for dropping by my sb. I recommend you do some anatomy studies, specifically muscles and bones, to further understand the human form as this will definitely help with practically everything haha. But keep it up! at this rate you're bound to succeed!!
and the latest landscape is awesome!
NickyBeats: Hey man thanks for stopping by. No hate here, you're actually quite right...I'm just pretty impatient so I don't like spending to long on one thing...heh.
yongs: Yeah you're prolly right. I used to do them everyday but now, gah I've been slowing down. Traditional sketching is getting more and more foreign to me and right now that's how I do all my "anatomy" stuff. I should try doing some digital ones...maybe I'll get the hang of it.
Anyway here's a couple from today. Tomato and a skin tone study. Yeah, that's it for now.
I think I've been doing too many of these casts...I tried to draw things with limbs today and it just didn't work. Well that's no excuse really...it just means I haven't been doing enough work. Guess that's something I'll have to change. Also as you can see I'm being really lazy and not taking things to completion...guess that's something else I need to change.
these are great!
I am going to be amazing! .
Nice studies so far! Looks like you're focusing on a lot of important areas.
Don't forget to study heads/faces and bodies together. On most of your bodies they're either faceless entirely or just have heads as a small afterthought. Maybe take some time to put care into the whole figure, with faces included, sometimes, so it'll be easier to put it all together.
Hey man xD thx !! You are good blocking , try to use more contrast and less gray tones it will help !
sorry my english is not good hehe xD
Lookin' good. Something tells me you're going to be a natural at coloring.
Marlo: Thanks man!
Amarok: Thanks, and you are absolutely right, it's definitely something that I've been avoiding. But I'm starting to remedy that.
Fernteixeira: Once again thanks, and yes you are right...I should contrast my tones some more. Don't worry about the English.
akkibox: Ha, thanks for the compliment...I've spent the past couple months trying to learn colour, but I feel that I've forgot how to render in grayscale...that is if I ever new...so I'm going back to that for a little bit. Plus it's easier to learn new things, like portraits and head construction, when I don't have to worry about colour.
Anyway not much for today...well not much to show at least. I've got what I call an "Algenpfleger Complex", I hate pretty much everything I do and usually end up not saving it...ha bad habit I know. So yeah Bernini is excellent source material, hopefully I can end up doing him justice.
Heyy ( the first to comment my sketchbook uhH sorry my first and only one I should buy you a drink man ! I forgot that )
I see nice improvement in skintones here the last one from 77 prove it : the colour has become brighter and your form is improving ( just notice that some old post has wrong proportions ) and now you'll try some colours ?
I liked the environnement from 72 too!
keep practicing glad to see you improvin
NickyBeats: Thanks for the encouragement, glad that you see improvement.
§Hy9oD: Haha no problem man, thanks for the kind words. I'm sure a lot of my stuff has some proportional issues....but that's why I study eh. Yeah I'm actually still doing lots of colour studies, they just don't get posted...too lazy.
Anyway I feel bad about not posting two days in a row...so to avoid that, here's a quick colour study...I've been at work all day so I only did this and some anatomy...gosh I'm being lazy.
Edit: Gah I forgot the picture...fixed that real quick...
Sooo right after I said I hate not updating...I disappear...oh well I'm back now for however long it lasts and I wasn't away for long...a week or so. Anyway just some practice. Nothing too exciting practicing lines in photoshop which is something I've never really done. This is prolly the cleanest I've ever sketched digitally, which is kinda sad...well enjoy ttyl.
Hey, sir! Nice drawings you're making here - especially that last batch of studies! The construction on those eyes is just plain purty.
I thought I'd leave an insight on the Bridgman copies a couple pages ago, as I've done a lot of those too. I won't say you shouldn't try to copy Bridgman's linework exactly, because then a more experienced artist will come along and say "yes you do!". However I will say that my understanding of construction and my ability to draw from my imagination increased a lot faster when I attempted to abstract the information from Bridgman and draw basic. I tried to simplify his drawings (which seem rather vague sometimes) and draw just the most basic shapes first. Cylinders and cube-ish shapes, not circles and rectangles. (it helped me grasp the 3D aspect)
As other artists have pointed out, if you copy from photos or drawings other people have taken or done, then you're missing out on a step of the drawing process - converting the 3D-quality of the real world into 2D shapes on paper. I'm just now realizing how important this is myself. So save yourself some grief later on and practice those basic shapes!
Geez, look at me. Talking as if I know stuff. Better stop now before I say too many misleading things.
Keep up the good work!
I like those anatomy studies of yours, particularly the arm studies. I've been itching to start focusing on them. Finally found some photo ref's I am hoping to dig into this coming weekend.