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@bytheoak - Thank you! I hope I lifted some of the muddiness off in this update of my WIP
@p sage - Good to hear from you mate! I thank you dearly for your comment, you should also know that I'm still patiently waiting for the long ago lost update of yours :p
Well, I made the character less chubby and started adding more stuff, well, have a look -
Hi Kerah! Just finished going through your sketchbook, man that's alot of work in a small amount of time! And your pencils are inspiring from the get-go! Jessibelle mentioned earlier that your digitals appear washed out. I have the same problem. What I do just to make myself aware of it is if you use Photshop, flatten to one layer, duplicate it, and set the top layer to Multiply. I did it below to your last image. Just something I do to kind of open my eyes and makes me aware of the limited values I choose when I paint. Hope that helps a little.
@browntear - Thanks for the tip, that's what I missed - some way to know if I can push the values further more. Sushy is right, it appears too black - I'll play with the opacity. Thank you both
@Suz - Thanks for the tip and the visit Suz
An update, it's been a while since I uploaded anything here (16 days?). I don't like updating with every little scrap I come up with, but maybe I should. Anyways-
Things learned -
* On the beach, throw the pigeons anything and they'll go check it if it's edible. Even if it's a rock, a piece of glass or a seashell - they'll peck it with their beaks.
* Cafes are expensive.
* Walking long distances in jeans is horribly painful.
* If you skip work with an excuse and go to the beach instead (to draw and swim), be careful not to burn your skin under the blazing sun - it'll look suspicious the next day at work (I'm talking about the face), people will ask questions you cannot answer with honesty.
* Talking with random people is awesome.
Drawings and Sketches :
Figure studies from the beach... and pigeons.
Aroma Cafe peeps.
Some asian model quick study.
I used a grid to help me with proportions in the above couple of works, my teacher asked me to. I had to for three works only, I don't use it anymore and will not take it as a habit to use it (funny, second one is still askew!).
A piece from imagination with markers.
The two works above are studies from the Israeli movie "Waltz with Bashir", I really enjoyed the movie and thought the characters were really cool.
This will be all.
Thanks for stopping by, until next time!
I actually prefer the second study with the grids. I don't use them often but they are useful to maintaining proportions. Think Braque studies - it's learning the same discipline.
@Black Spot - Thanks for the visit ! You're right and my teacher suggested not to use this anymore, perhaps it's accurate but it probably teaches less than when you draw without the grid.
A boring update of doodles and gesture studies:
Excellent sketches man
love the updates man. great work
@fireblade - Thanks! Maybe I'm finally getting the color part a bit
@Step - Thanks !
@Jesus Food - Thanks, the future holds more updates for this sketchbook
Some updates with mostly doodles and some doodles I scanned and decided to color over quickly using photoshop, it turned out to be fun - never really got to color anything I scanned until now :o
Also a silly piece in Painter, it's really fun to work with this software - although sometimes the jpeg file I save turns out slightly more smoother than what I worked on.
(One of the gesture drawings below is very dark, used HB pencil and scanner couldn't quite catch the lines so I enhanced stuff with photoshop)
Nice to see you having a bit of fun with your studies and improving at the same time.
@Black Spot - Thank you, I hope I'm improving!
WIP for the CHoW thing (will go with this one and will submit it, unlike the sirene whom I decided not to submit)-
Did lots of other stuff today, but too tired to scan any of it. Will scan new and fresh stuff tomorrow.
Hey man, I love how much your style has really developed since page one. Your lines are clearly becoming more and more your own and everything is looking awesome. This last one for CHoW is particularly nice.
Keep up the good work!
"Diligence is the mother of good fortune."
- Miguel de Cervantes
@Art Minded - Thank you, your words motivate me to continue working even harder
@p sage - Good to hear from you Chad! I think those quick gesture studies are doing their thing, hopefully I'll keep climbing the curve. I hope you're doing all right my friend.
An update on the ChoW business, will finish it later today. I think I'm satisfied with the pose, maybe a few more tweaks here and there will help and then it's onto polishing and reshaping some already half-polished stuff. Anyway, will update massively by the end of this day
@ LastGen - Thank you for the visit !
I'll be doing more studies, seeing how empowering they are and inspiration filling.
An update I promised earlier today of some studies I've done yesterday and the day before (also did quick figures studies but I'm not going to scan them).
I know what I want to concentrate on studying now - figure, hands, Bridgman's figures, heads and faces and backgrounds. It all seems like a lot but I think they are all interrelated (except the backgrounds). Also coloring stuff in photoshop is immense fun and something I'll be doing with sketches or just from scratch (that is - painting).
So, here be my post (one of the heads, the "man with the golden voice" 's head came out ugly. Sorry for that) !
Oh, I see some real progress in last few months. Keep it goin! Nice to hear from you, your stuff is always interesting and I like the style of your personal works. Even nicer is that you transfer that with your studies. Looking good, man.
Oh one little crit. Thats imo, of course. I think you can try and add stronger contrasts. the darkest darks in the colored works should be more saturated as well as the lightest lights, if you know what I mean. Studies from photos can teach a lot about that thing.
Wow! Last update very good!
Chow pose is great. That poor guy with the icecream stands no chance against kids, and I agree about the spread hand. Also the one holding the cone you need to show less of the fingers or it'll look like he's crushing the thing.
Hey, I will definitely put more time into uploading my stuff. It's not that fun though when most of it consists of countless gesture studies. I do those so that I could hide them under my bed and never look at them again... because they're just horrible!
Replies to the kind people who visited and commented :
@Engor - Heya! Thanks! Hopefully I'll be able to accelerate the progress for the sake of my own sanity or insanity, progress means that I'm getting closer to the day when I leave this place, this job, this city. Hopefully, one day when I'm much better at what I create.
I think I understand what you're saying about the saturation of the darkest and the lightest values and I'll have to seek for this knowledge in my studies. Again, thanks for the helpful words!
@Step - Thanks!
@Sushy - Thank you Suz
I see that now, I wonder how I didn't before ... Mmmm new ice cream flavors - Titanium, Rust and Toothpaste marmalade!
@Black Spot - Yeah, you're right about the hand holding the ice-cream cone. Fingers shouldn't be seen as much as they are right now, it's one more detail to remember in future works Thanks!
Ok, some stuff including one gesture drawing. You see, I was going to scan at least five of them but gave up on the idea as I saw the scanner wasn't progressing at all. Drawing time > Scanning time, always true.
My art teacher showed me how I wronged with the hands and explained how I should try to use geometrical shapes to represent the stuff I draw. Makes it more realistic and much easier to recognize as 3D.
Colored pencils sketch, I really am extremely bad at rendering
I went to this small and free Zoo (about 50 mins of walk away from my home), and there were some cool animals - including an ostrich, some emus, a black swan and regular swans, turtles, lost of budgies, some porcupines, goats, monkeys, a hyperactive squirrel and something that looks like an overgrown beaver-hamster thing that hid in the shade.
It was really hot outside and there was almost no cover other then this roofed bench near the ostrich. So it was the only animal I drew before I decided to go home. The place was also swarming with people and their little kids, so it was good to leave. Maybe next time I'll go there in the middle of the week, when parents are working and their kids are at the kindergartens.
you have this gorgeously sketchy style, it's what drew me to this sketchbook in the first place, i think :') but i'd like to see you slow down and really take your time on something, make sure every detail is as close to correct and finished as it can be... it teaches a different skillset than the quick studies/gestures/sketches we keep seeing from you and i think you could really improve from doing a few. look at bargue and cast studies done in classical ateliers -people can take weeks on one bargue drawing, doing hours every day, making sure it's as close to the original as physically possible.
mindcandyman posted a sort of how-to on bargue drawings here:
although the pictures arent working... and if you look at the latest few pages of miles' sketchbook, he has some amazing examples of cast drawings there and little bits of explaination:
hope some of that helps