All your painting look very detailed and smooths! Light effects and color are spot on... wish I can be as good as you some day
A lot of good studies. I really like the heads. I think you should check the eyes anatomy. Itīs looking like a little flat on your studies. Also try to capture the expressions of the eyes.
Keep it up!
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I agree with DNVN. Where are all the skulls? You have something against bones man? Loving the studies mate. Really liking the armor pieces.
So good! I’m loving the Photoshop studies. The skulls look great and you can really see how they helped with your imagination work. Looking forward to more!
insane lemur: Hey in terms of how I work, uhm I usually do really really really really really rough "linework", it's really rough and then just build it up with tone from there. Yeah, you're right though I should try that, hmmm maybe that's tonights exercise.
p sage: Hey thanks! It's funny, looking at it now a couple days after, I see so much wrong with it. XD
lionheartGFX: Thanks a lot man And yeah you're probably right, my heads need a lot of work XD It's something I'm always working on.
Binarydood: Oh wow,thank you very much. I'm nothing special though. aha XD
Luk999: Mhm yeah you're right, it's funny I've drawn a lot of eyes, but it's something I've come to neglect a lot. Hmmm gonna have to fix that.
Eternal Apprentice: I believe in you!
DNVN: Thanks a lot XD
chevy28360: Haha thanks man!
rastaray: Awww you make me feel so special!
SophieW: Thanks! A lot ^_^
Here's some more stuff aha...yeah. It's crappy...and that face EEP gonna have to work on those.
Nice skull studies ya got ther !
Really nice palette and mood in your recent posts Psycho, your last one I would probably have that purple light influencing more in the shadows of the imp, it's quite a bright source so the drop off rate of the light will be more lower.
keep it up you're going places!
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So many skulls! They're all really nice. =) Your non-skull head studies - it's hard to say, because you posted them so tiny (I'm talking about the top image in post 670) but the eyes look way too far apart on most of them, and a bit too high in some of them, as though you're putting the eyes where the brows should go. They're too close together. Refer back to your skulls - the brows go along the brow ridge, the eyeballs sit in the sockets.
Great studies! I can see the improvement over time! Excited to see more yo!
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I really like the skull and head studies...I need to do more of those. Also, I loved that female nude study. I am assuming it is a digital painting. I want to eventually work my way up to doing digital painting ( an real painting too.) I am just trying to work on my drawing skills now...but what program do you use...photoshop? Painter? both?....I don't really have any idea where to start with painting...I know I need to get better with drawing first, but it would be fun to just play with it...but I don't know where to start...any ideas? or can you direct me anywhere? Thanks...and thanks for inspiring me with your sketchbook.
DUDE! Do you have a REAL skull? I love how you are tearing up those studies man. I have to ask. How many paintings/drawings are you doing from life vs from pictures? Approx ratio? I got the opportunity to talk to a really cool dude in the industry and he was telling me that if you want to improve 3x as fast to do three things:
-Draw every day
-Draw from life
-Drop you pencil and use a PEN.
I'm sure you already have the draw everyday part down. What do you think about his suggestions?
Thought i would share the good stuff with you cuz, well... we are bros. Bros deserve to know. Keep training dude!
Eep! I lied about the next day, better late than never though
luthertaylor : Ahh thanks a lot man! I went and put your crit into use and it totally helped out ^_^
Revidescent: Thank you and you're right, I never really noticed this before you posted it XD Know it's the only thing I see in them, you've totally given me something watch out for
RissaKay: Thank you!
Umbravita: You're right I think, I was trying to push the value range a little too much XD And yeah I'm trying to use them more now, it's something I've been afraid of for a while.
llex_paul: You're right, colour is great I really should do more. It just sucks cause I'm rushing around most of the time B&W is just easier. I guess what I'm saying is I'm really lazy XD
kaikaisushi : THANKSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
amaranthxx : Thank you, and I already sent you a message. I hope you found it useful.
eclip-se: OH, thank you sir!
Mike L: Thanks, trying too!
Eternal Apprentice : Actually they are all from reference aha XD A real skull will be a purchase very soon. Uhm in terms of what's from life versus photos, it's probably 3/4 photos and 1/4 life. I've been meaning to do more still lifes, fruit paintings and stuff for a little bit now. It's hard to find the time. Also thanks for the hints man, I agree with them all. I do certainly draw every day, and there's no bette rway to improve, same with life drawing and painting, it teaches you so much more about light and form than photos, and the pen thing I haven't tried it but I'm sure it would really help to build confidence and accuracy. I'm gonna make sure to stop by your SB soon!
Hey everyone quick morning update. Aha I'm trying my best not to disappear T_T
oh maaan dont dissapear pleaase! i love your updates it makes me work harder!!!! and i secnd that comment about tearing those skill studies! if you understood the structure its sure gonna pump your portrair drawing! good luck and wish you the best man!
Good studies. I do agree that the skull does look a little like it has a metal texture. Not sure why or if that is what you are going for. Great lighting on your paintings.
As for what Eternal Apprentice said, even though drawing from life is better, I think taking your own photos and working off that is almost as good. This way you have control over it at least. About the pen thing, I'm not sure about that. I'll have to try it myself.
Nice work Josh! It is obvious that you now have good command over colors and shapes. Love your progress, Josh! Keep them coming. ( love your skull studies , oh and the eagle study is fabulous.
how did i miss all these updates! :o your studies are getting stronger and stronger! yeah i hope you don't disappear cuz i want to see this progress keep going! Vultures ftw :b
Hey man, nice work. You have a nice sense of value going on and your overall sense for colors is getting stronger. You might want to bring out some harder brushes and bring out those sharp accents here and there, though. Look up the old masters like Sargent, Velasquez (especially the later Velasquez was known for his incredibly broad vision - both tonally and in how he only left a few sharp accents in his carefully wrought out softnesss - to bring focus where it was essential), Rembrandt and Repin.
I think that getting back to basics a little, will help you in further solidifying your digital work. Spend some more time on your structure drawings and learn how to specify your line work, using straight lines. Opting for stright lines will give your works more specificity, and specificity brings along structure and solidity of form. It'll do you wonders!