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Hello, that's my firt time creating a thread so I'm not sure what I'm doin First of all, I'm a concept artist/ illustrator in training. I realised that my "method" of learning isn't that effective as I wanted, which was, having no method at all I want to raise my level of skill by real life studies (I rarely did that before) and by reading some books. I've got my hands on Andrew Loomis' books and I'm ready to go . Here's some stuff I did before.
Last edited by Batonick; January 22nd, 2014 at 05:28 AM.
Hi, I did some value study from a photo.
Hello, I've done some anatomy studies today.
Some doodles and some fundamental shapes.
A quick magelike character design
Here's some quick real life study (30 min)
My autoprtrait (2h)
Hi Batonik Thanks for the inspirational music link. Really great!!
Okay onto your sb....WOW I'm really in love with your stuff. Hrmmm I was trying to think about advice,,,,,,
I think the only thing I could say about your work( which would be precarious on my part ahha )
I'd say you should try and use harsher lighting on some of your pieces. In my opinion it'd definitely help those in your first post.
The values of the first drawing ( fighting scene ) are gradual towards the center but it could use a bit more to emphasize a peak moment... Hm maybe it's because the background is whiter than the front. The ships of the second, I love them lovelovelove...so Idk the lighting works there. But the third it kind of needs a lighter value to define a focal point as well... I don't know much about painting though. Yours overall are really aesthetically gorgeous ack and you might have been going for that look. Anyways once again...such nice stuff here ; v ; I'll be watchin
Thank you very much, Pou! At last, somebody left a crit here ... I think that you are right about everything you've said. I will apply your advice in my future work.
Here are some doodles and a portrait of my friend (took me 4h). Also tried to figure out how light would work ona sphere if we had two light sources.
Hi Batonick. Great sketchbook so far. Your skills surpass my own, so it makes it hard to offer critique, but as a viewer I'd say you need to work on your anatomy (which you are doing) and maybe spend some time on drapery and fabric studies as well as different surfaces like metal, etc. . . the transitions on those things could use a little more finesse- they look a little blocky. You've got some great things going on, like composition, color, and mood. Keep it up!
Thank you, Grumpysaur! Yea, drapery and metal study sounds good! Gonna work on that next time .
Here are some gestures, value/anatomy studies, color studies.
Hey man! Thx for stopping by. This is some neat studies you've got here! Looking good.
I don't have any real crits atm hehe, you're way better than me. But if you're looking for more books then check out '' Michael Hampton- Figure Drawing - Design and Invention ''.
"A man chooses. A slave obeys."
Thank you Mrkolsyrad for comment and thank you for the book. I thumbed trough it and I will read it for sure!
Here is a real life study and a master study (Joshua Reynolds)
Thanks for dropping by I don't quite know what to say about your stuff :/ I mean.. I could go onto each individual painting and point out what I think needs to be overdone, but overall it's all pretty nice I think you shouldn't leave out detail on the same distance though.. uh as in have at least the distance you want the viewer to be focused on be detailed.. just look at that poor old man from the master study.. his hair looks like clouds xD
Well, I guess you're on the right track, so just keep going Looking forward to see further posts^^
Thanks Nysta! You are absolutely right about the detail . If you didn't point it out, I wouldn't notice that at all.
I'm kicking myself for not stopping in here sooner.
Your painting is seriously gorgeous. The only thing I could really think to recommend working on would be...maaaybe your sketching? I don't know if the sketching will really be as relevant to your work as a concept artist, but it looks sort of scratchy, and there's always something to be said for getting down some economy in your lines. So I might say work on blocking in shapes with broader strokes and focusing on contour a little. I think it would help with your figure drawing actually, because getting good at lines can help keep your figures kind of centered, I guess? Keeps them more...together. I don't know how to explain it.
Zen-Fehr, thank you for your comment! Thank you also for pointing out my linework. Better lines, better form. Gonna work on that! And yea, it's very relevant in concept art.
Here's my latest stuff. Some gestures (with better linework, still need to improve that), some thumbs and Delacroix's study. Boy this one was intense. I didn't know how to start this one, in the original painting there is so much stuff going on that my mind went blank . Because of the frustration I didn't finish it. Maybe because I wanted to do to much and to quick.
Hello,I appreciate your paintings, they are really beautiful. You spent the time. For your drawings human body,
I suggest you for your gesture draw: Villppu, mickael hampton and proko.
Then you can see matessi mike and ryan woodward.
This is really good that you are doing. Keep it up !!!
Some neat stuff in here! I like your paintings, perhaps more still-lives? You can learn a lot from them, or that's how I've been told Sorry I can't offer better critique, I'm just a newbie ^^;
Hello, and sorry for the late response! I really appreciate your post and encouragement over in my sketchbook! I cannot re-suggest michael hampton's book "Figure Drawing: Design and Invention". SOLID book! Gestures will help with your line quality and finding the flow of masses. You have such a solid eye for value; if only I could borrow it!
Click it and make me happy (or sad, both are welcome and appreciated)!
Hey Bato! Supah sexy stuff ; _ : as always
Seems like your digital stuff is pretty far ahead of your anatomy skillage.
Of course I agree with skawt and recommend the hampton book to help solidify your anatomy structures and give more depth. Doesn't seem like you have troubles with that in digital studies, but your anatomy unref'd needs a bit of love. Also to think about proportions ( but breaking down the body into basic shapes seems to help with that ). So what I would like to see from you is alot of practice involving geometric shapes and trying to make them unref bodies have more mass
Have a lovely day
féfé73: Thank you! I will check those guys out for sure!
Orelf: Thanks! Yea, my linework says: "I struggle with making good, fluent lines" Need to do some exercises to push that a bit further.
Minella: Thanks! I'm planning to do so in the future
sknawt: Thanks! I'm already reading this book, great stuff.
Pou: Haha, thank you! I will do as you say . No more halfassed ureffed bodies!
Thank for your support, guys! I've been away for almost a week due to school and work stuff but now I'm back and all fired up! Gonna arrange my time wisely and train my skill more!
Here is some of my recent work. Pencil ones are unreffed. I know they are scratchy and linework sucks but I just wanted to have some fun. I have also made a portrait of my friend and some still in progress fanart of Thresh from Leauge of Legends for my other friend.
Yeah!!! Ah yes the pencil lines are scratchy, but it matches how you define your works I think. Part of your style?
It will be interesting to see how your pencil rendering evolves along with it though .
There is definitely some thought of depth into the latest unrefs. So I'm happy.
I don't like the bottom most painting though. It looks like...erherm. Coming out of his groin?
Plus focal point needs some workin in that last one as well. Pretty much has same hue/saturation
But I think if you varied the spirits' color it would help the eye make the connection from the lamp
Keep up the output though kay?? :3 I always enjoy your updates
Thanks Pou! I worked a bit on that Thresh fanart, hope it's better but still incomplete. I was utilizing everything I've learned so far to do a unreffed painting/design. It was supposed to be a druidlike character with simple clothing and kinda badass(only refference i used was for wolfes). Crits please!
Hm. I like the portrait of your friend(expression mostly).
Regarding that druid guy.. I would probably change his pose to something more dynamic.. he looks kind of down because he seems to be slumping and doesn't lean on any specific side or even have different angles for his legs. You wanted to go for a badass pose.. I guess you could achieve that in different ways..
first: let him lean back(probably easiest way to a fix)
second: have him kneel on one knee and and stretch out the opposite hand, face down a bit but look into the viewers eye. The look into the viewers eye is rather important even for the first pose, though you might even want to put his chin up to create a mocking pose in that case.
Hope it helps
Wow, two weeks... From now on I'm goin to give at least one drawing/painting a day.
Thanks Nysta for the advice.
I've got the same guy but from the design perspective. How his clothes and accesories would look like. I know face doesn't resemble the previous one. Next ones I will do with some refferences.