You have nice dynamic lines and an imagination. On your more finished pieces you're missing that sense of reality you only get from studying life - and that doesn't mean a photo of an apple - get a real apple and plonk it down next to your computer. I did tons of vegetables (actually planned the weeks menu around what would make good subjects). No excuses, get to it.
Sup man. I really like the way you added texture at the end to the center of your chow piece. Try to render at least one little piece of each work to keep your rendering moving.
Cool stuff...just keep doin what you r doin man
Very nice dude. The last concept sketch looks pretty good. That would make one hell of an environment.
So you ate what you drew eh? lol sounds awesome I may try that soon, I eat a lot of junk though
but you're right about the finished pieces, they're never ... idk... i always look at the pros and some of the guys in the community activities are amazing, i am really envious of so many artists.
Any more advice on life drawing? anyone? It is just draw what you see right? lol
ahh... life drawing... my bane.
<-here was my set up.
This was the product:
It seems i don't even look at what i'm painting... i just take a glance and draw from my head... >.<
OH and i did not paint this from a photo ref, not any of the photos above... i think photo ref may have been easier. i think i'm better with those. especially when i grid the ref... but idk how other artists feel about gridding... it's all just about learning
aaaand here's a buncha other stuff, Loomis studies.
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You call hamburgers steamed hams?
Anyway, good new work man, the loomis studies are looking good keep them up, and the apple isn't bad either, next time try putting it on something dark, or something, it's always easier to bring out the colours when it's balanced with a dark background.
dude impressive improvement so far m8 keep it up
Great. Now you know what you have to learn to improve - it's called looking, really looking. The more you look, the more you see. Drive yourself mad doing it - it's the only way.
waiting for new work
Hey thanks man glad you like it, and I appreciate the kind words!
so guys... my laptop was in my backpack which fell off a hook like 4 feet... the edge is cracked but the screen is in tact and I'm using it right now, so no functional problems so far... Also been really lazy and busy lately... mostly lazy. Told my self I'd start up digital work again when Wacom's new driver for the Intuos4 comes out. Last one was August 7th. For no particular reason either just a non controlled date of mine and I'd also be able to re-install the tablet I was having trouble with the right clicking before...
anyways, anyone have something similar happen with their laptop? could use some advice.
Also just discovered this band called Capsule
And some daft punk too... anyone know any bands like these but crazier? I love DaftPunk but I find myself wanting their songs to just EXPLODE like half-way through like it could be so much crazier...
I'm liking this repetitive techno bass babble shit lately..
hey there,i like your latest designs a lot. like kasblue said, they're looking pretty creative
i'm sorry for the laptop accident. anyway, i'm really not the person who listens to techno but if you're looking for some nice bass you'd probably like (or hate,lol) this (maybe skip to 0:55 if you don't wanna hear the intro)
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Hey Shahan, looking through your sketchbook I am really impressed. Your characters are really dynamic, and you have a great sense of 3D form! I do think Black Spot was very right about drawing from life being a path of growth for you. I can see a contrast in how you handled painting the apple, compared to the dynamism and confidence of your figure drawing from imagination. Try to bridge the divide between these two parts of your brain! I think you will notice over time, as Black Spot said, a great difference in how grounded and real your drawings will appear. Also, the things you see in real life will start affecting your drawings from imagination to a much greater degree.
Anyway, all the best and I look forward to seeing you reach your next plateau!
its been a long time shahan! liking those sketches as well, so much change with this new site update and what not, how have you been?
Help me improve!
i do several approaches to life drawing, the point is in focusing on shape and angles well this video pretty much explains it http://vimeo.com/32258476#at=0Any more advice on life drawing? anyone? It is just draw what you see right? lol
keep up the good work man!
:By Shahan, not actual speed.
thank you all so much for stopping by and keeping me in the drawing habits! It means a lot, honestly! it is good to have encouragement like this.
sadly this is all i got for now, so far. I have some stuff I'll take pics of, anyway replied on your SB's
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oh and definitely also to get someone to tell ME what is WRONG with my process. I'm sure I am making mistakes as far as drawing heads go. the nose and space of the lips.... let me know guys! thanks
How it when i try to sit down and draw with a tablet on the computer now:
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great focus in here! i would stay keep pushing yourself with the drawing basics and really build that visual vocabulary by focusing on observational drawing. in the character designs tuff, try to think about the silhouette and creating distinct shapes that differentiate the simplest forms.
What Aryeh said. Also post the pictures from the videos as we don't all have time to view them.