wow - thank you so much for your encouragement and advice. I`ll keep it up.
Your studies and progress is impressive - it inspires me to draw and paint more.
What I admire is your controll over forms and shapes - your landscapes look so vivid. Like a bluesgitarist who improvises a great solo. keep it up man!
greetings and best wishes
Egg0 - Thanks for the encouraging words man
Gpozzo - Thanks mann
in2eternity - Thank you really glad you think so :3
Mr Beefy - I hadnt really thought of my colours as a strength thanks very much man
skMOP - Thanks for dropping by again man, compositions is definitely something I need to work on thanks for the tips
SamC - I hadnt realised how off my compositions were thanks for bringing it to my attention man I'll be thinking about it a lot more when sketching these out.
Klaustrophil - Thanks yo
Another face study from yesterday just gonna keep grinding them and some sketches from imagination today, top left is obviously reinforcement of the study but i find these help a lot. Kbyee
Niiiiiice SB dude.
that I can't draw shit 'the game' cracked me up
I'll keep visiting more often
Muh name's Boti, use it
PORTFOLIO - http://harkobotond.carbonmade.com/
Sketchbook - http://conceptart.org/forums/showthr...=1#post3458987
Looking really great Sean, your figure studies are really really coming on. You've got the sheen and the texture down. Your direct studies are nearly photos- they are fantastic. When you then switch to "from imagination" face studies, the proportions go a tiny bit out, but the rest of it is perfect.
You would do well to keep grinding those faces and make sure you keep up the work on the geometry and positioning.
What might be a neat idea to help you:
1. Do a face study
2. Do the same face study but without the reference
3. Examine the differences
wow, love last portraits
Satu - Thanks very much man
Sinnerman - Glad you got a laugh, I was crying in a cornerrr T.T
Cogentesque - Hey mann thanks for stopping by Ye thats kind of ish my method and its been working ish so far ish
Dragonle - Thanks yo
Icecold - Thanks, I like the loose painterly thing myself but id like to be able to do something tight if need be, something im working on.
rinnikirun - Ya they are slowly improving, thanks
ART THAT LAST 2 DAYS HAS MADE ME WISH TO CRUMBLE AND DIE.
I dno what it is, i cant get anything good started and just resort to stupid chop up remix env things, FOK. The snowy one is a study from GoT which I am also sad of this is an embarrassing post but I want to keep this sketchbook honest. Sketch is a fail of a self portrait from life and the digi portrait is from imgination and I went mental at that too I cant keep anything serious cuz it just looks lamee why cant I art gifuruidbrisdrdr
Last edited by TFsean; May 23rd, 2012 at 06:51 PM.
So last couple days have really sucked for art. Today I did this to try and practice some clouds, theyre kind of lame but clouds are cool and good practice for rendering and form so I think i'll be doing some cloud studies and whatnot. Kbye
Wow...just really wow....it's been about a month since I've dropped by and there are some big leaps you should be proud of! I love those little hits of warm light on the shack! AND, those pencils are lookin' boss!
Awesome work, dude! Your environments are well composed and the colour choices are dope. Keep going!
lens flare renaissance
CKlamb - Thanks a lot man, always happy that people see improvement, it can be hard to see it myself as we are sometimes too involved in our own work to see it, thanks
Koto - Thanks very much man Thats funny cause those are both things I'm trying to get "good".
So the past week ive been doing a lot of thinking and reading on art, trying to get more mature about painting, brushwork and painting "smart". I'm experimenting with some stuff just now and really trying to up the level of form I create in the subjects of a piece I feel everything is much too flat when rendered past basic forms. So thats what will be coming up, clouds with form.
Here is a sketch page of trees n stuff from life and a study from today where I realise I overcomplicate everything in my imaginative work, sometimes forms are just simple. So that was a good lesson. I do have other stuff but not worth postingz
Wow man, loads of improvement in just a few months. Your environments and colour studies are stunning. Good looking pencils also, keep up the good work.
omg - I can`t believe that my last visit here was only nine days ago. You are really fast and your progress is amazing. What a wonderful face on post 304. And the knight is extremly realistic - great.
JoeS - Thanks so much man really appreciate
Klaustrophil - Too kind man thanks for stopping by again
SamC - Thanks man I tried to be a bit more disciplined with that study
So ive been working on clouds and having a lottt of frustration with them but I think i started to get somewhere today. Here is a study of a cloud I did a while back but re done with a focus on form. Second is imaginative landscape with a larger attention to the clouds, a bunch of crappy imaginative cloud landscapes I wont bother posting as this is the current result of my cloud practice, its been good for my rendering too.
Lastly is something quite unusual to me which is sci-fi mecha suit thing. Something about it doesnt look right, the material doesnt read right but I dont know why, if anyone has any ideas id be happy to hear. I have some sketches i'll scan in soon too.
love the cloud O__O
Jablar - thanks glad you think so was the aim
MilesE - why tankz
Michael - Thanks yoo
Stuff has been realllyy lame recently so here is a really boring post of figure studies, life drawing and whatever the hell else.
Sean thanks a lot man, ive been unsure of my progress with pencil lately but im glad you see some.
A sketch from yesterdays livestream and a study from today, 95% done with hard round, happier with how I render past couple days, feels much more like painting instead of soft round palooza.
Last edited by TFsean; June 6th, 2012 at 04:53 PM.
Hello internet here is art.
- 2 environments from imagination
- horrible attempts at acrylic painting, guy from imagination teapot from life
- Self portrait from life that I dno how I feel about
Last edited by TFsean; December 15th, 2013 at 12:12 AM.
The scale in that second environment looks a bit weird. The two figures don't seem to line up very well and imo the figure in the background actually makes the piece weaker. And just to reiterate, more shape variation in your mountains and rocks! Don't just use spiky sharp vertical mountains, add in some more horizontal ones and the vertical ones as a result will have more of an impact.
Are you painting on paper? If you have the time try finding some cardboard (from boxes or anything) and put a couple of layers of acrylic gesso over it, and it should make your painting experience much better. Keep painting (especially from life)! Painting traditionally is awesome for improving
Aand for the self portrait, your neck looks a little long and the colors seem a kind of desaturated, but that's just nitpicking. outside of that it looks good
Great works my friend! You've got a good grasp on lighting and color. What you could improve on is the structure in your drawings. Try to relate everything you draw and paint to simple geometric forms. This will give a sense of mass and weight to your drawings and even more when you apply those amazing painting skills on top of them. Keep it up!
Your digital and real paintings are very strong, if you ask me, I love this:
In the portraits I will give some more contrast, they will look more finished and the style you're looking don't seem the cool and loose one, but that's just me, I always think about Dave rapoza for contrast.
skMOP - Hey man yes I see the oddness in the perspective now I'll do something about that little dude and thanks very much for the acrylics tips ive been tring to figure out what a good cheap way of painting would be so i'll be trying that soon
in2eternity - Thanks! :3
rcih4rt - Thank yozz
fantasyartist - yes definitely, ive been starting my sketches with geometric seperations recently and find it helps the form a lot
JeanFumero - yes thats something im trying to push just now will keep it in mind thanks
Stuff from last couple days
- sketchbook pages from imagination 'cept lil portrait labled "life" on last page
- experimental landscape
- figure study
Today was a pretty depressing day, tried some applied pieces and just blarbgesgbes feel like I wasted the day, nothing worked. Here is a study from yesterday. Goodbye.