:'D Listen guys, I've had a real beast of a week, but your kind words were a big help in getting through it. I appreciate it.
Naidy: Thanks so much! Yeah, I've been working hard on the rendering lately. Here's to next year!
Art Minded: Oh geez you guys are too much! I really appreciate it, and thanks for the birthday wishes.
Theotenai: Thanks to you, too! Personal isn't something to sweat too much over, in fact I think I'm a little too self-indulgent with it, but I'm glad you like it.
kidult: Haha, I'm glad you like the curls. They're actually really fun to render.
The_Flying_Dutchman: I sure will!
Velocity Kendall: Wow, I'm flattered you took the time to look through my whole thread!
A-May: Yeah, I've been inspired a lot by Art Nouveau in the past year, so it's somewhat intentional. Thanks!
So yeah, guys, ALL OF MY THANKS. ALL OF THEM.
Here's a thing I did instead of my homework.
Messing about with Troubled Sleep, messing about with body types/silhouettes, messing about with economy of detail. Also I am addicted to the colour blue.
So I'm in the process of selling my Grad project (first image), my first ever art sale. Pretty exciting! Unfortunately I don't individual images of them.
(Also some bits from imagination)
I always seem enter a huge slump as soon as the semester ends, here's my attempt to push through. A watercolour environment, a small sketch and a marker experiment in which I was mainly concerned with making some really ugly skin tones.
I've just started my summer internship! It comes with a little bit of studio space, which is super cool, but I haven't found much time to make use of it yet.
I haven't been able to work on my Troubled Sleep thing for a couple weeks because we can't access the school's facilities in the summertime, and so I've got no board big enough to attach it to at the moment. Gonna have to get myself to Home Depot and buy a door. :I
Really loving this latest piece. Something about the feel of it or perhaps just the weight of the lines and the subject being a girl in a flowy dress reminds me of Alphonse Mucha.
Keep up the good work!
"Diligence is the mother of good fortune."
- Miguel de Cervantes
Art Minded: haha, I've been kind of Mucha-crazy lately. That last piece is definitely heavily inspired by him.
Aha! It's so nice seeing all your insect paintings together.
And, for the record, absalutely loving the flipped compositions. Oh! And your pencil work.
That painting you did with the red face interesting texture going on actually made my eyes pop out as I scrolled to it. Definitely good to see you experimenting so much with your lines/textures/colours/compositions. No crits from me at all, just keep up the good work, mate.
Naidy: Thaaaanks! The red face thing is actually done in markers on this weird polypropylene paper I have lying around. (And I'm glad you like it because it kind of annoys me!)
So I think I really ought to challenge myself to do a piece without using any blue because clearly I depend on it way too much. Also I'm apparently drawings bugs now whether I want to or not. Like I made a few tests for the abstract elements for my latest illustration and ... they looked like stylized beetles. :I
Duplicitious: Haha, thanks! I'm really glad people are enjoying that one.
Soooo I figure it's probably time I stop making excuses and do some comics.
Aaand more beetles.
Well, I finished my little comic project. It's a whopping 3 pages, so not terribly impressive, but I'll try something bigger next time.
Also some quickie figures from imagination, a doodle and some notes on skinny male torsos (referenced from the beginning of Captain America if you're curious).
WTF girl this page is fucking insane, I love your bugs, digitals and pretty much everything. Comparing to first page of your sb, the amount of progress is amazing... gosh you're the boss!
The last of the #154 post has really nice strokes.
My Sketchbook ---> http://conceptart.org/forums/showthr...42#post3225942
hu-ha: Well, I started this sketchbook just shy of a year ago so I hope I've improved a little. :9
knut: Thank you! I'm really surprised people are liking that piece, honestly.
I've been kind of ill lately (had to take today off work and everything) so I'm not terribly productive, but here's some stuff anyway.
this is sugar for my eyes!!!
I love, love, LOVED, the use of colours. And those little things, like coloured ears, the stone floor, and their clothes. Kind of blew me away a little.
That last reflected portrait's really nice too. Ah, I really can't wait till I finish my coursework. Looking through your stuff always makes me want to paint.
Keep up the good work, mate. Crazy progress of late.
I want to thank you for stopping by my sketchbook and helping out. I really like your style, It probably gets annoying hearing about the same piece over and over but Troubled Sleep: Great. I love the way you render some of your figures, they remind me of some of the figures rendered in Salvador Dali's paintings, like the Soft Construction With Boiled Beans, just the way they are rendered, it's like I want to say rigid, but soft. Can't explain what I'm trying to say but thanks and keep it up!
-Alex Lee Davis
Duplicitious: Yeah, perspective has been the bane of my artistic existence since forever. I'm trying to work on it more now though, thanks for pointing that out!
Naidy: NOT AR GOOD AS YOURRRRS :I Seriously, seeing your comic was what gave me the push to start working on some of my own.
ObscureMechanism: Haha, I think I know what you're saying, and I'm glad to hear it because that's kind of what I've been going for. Thank you!
Lyraina: Thank you very much! I appreciate it.
World building notes and Photoshop shenanigans are our themes for the evening.
Damn some nice stuff here, and major improvement since page 1.
I've always liked curly interesting hair.
Only thing that jumps out at me are the fingers in your last one. Watch the length of the joints. The joints near the base are actually close to the same size as the mid, closer to the tips or sometimes shorter
It was a quickie obviously but figured I'd throw it out there anyways.
JFierce: Thanks for the compliments, and the hand ref! I'm really bad about not using references, especially with hands. Which is why they tend to look like scary mutant crab limbs, haha.
Umbravita: Thanks! Yes, it is a terrible affliction, the blue.
Speaking of, here's MOAR BLUE
(also wow does it feel good to paint traditionally again. Even if my left hand automatically does a "command+z" motion every time I screw up, haha)
Umbravita: Yeah I'm absurdly fond of that design, not sure why.
It's been a while since I did any proper studies, so here's some disappointing gestures and a couple of longer poses. :I And also some other bits and pieces.
Yeah, it's good to get some studies in. Gestures are fun as heck to do. From the looks of it you're good at basic shapes when it comes to gestures, but translating them into movement looks a little more difficult. Don't worry so much about what gestures look like, focus more on showing the movement, the action they're making. And try to draw that action.