Long time lurker finally taking the plunge into the Sketchbook thread. I'm a 31 year old guy from the UK who has only just recently gotten back into art and have been messing around with digital for about a year now. Hoping to practice a lot and improve even more! Thanks for looking at my stuff.
(Please note the zombie and bandit raider images were painted from figure reference on the excellent sixmorevodka blog).
Love the figure studies, especially the second half. The portrait study looks great too, but I think you have some accuracy issues in the neck. Your rendering also feels a little 'mushy'; try using a little higher opacity/flow on your brushes and economize your strokes. Keep up the good work!
Thanks for the feedback, guys. I agree about the brushstrokes issues I have, I always seem to overwork stuff! I use 100% opacity and flow by default so is it more a case of economising and blending better do you think?
Thanks guys! I'll keep posting for sure. Here's my first landscape - Jesus, how hard are these?! I did this by following a tutorial as I had NO idea how to do it at first. I tried painting some mountains earlier today without any guidance and it was beyond embarrasing
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Your sketchbook is awesome!! I'm loving it! I really like how the gestures have an economy of strokes and that you can convey so much with so little.
There's one piece where I don't know what's going on. The Girl in the Window pieces, everything is great except when I look to see her chest area, I can't tell if it's lacy or fabric-y or tissue paper-y. If you could render that out just a bit more that would be nice.
Ally > Yep I see what you mean, the texture is a little muddly. Hopefully I can revisit this soon and fix it a little, I need to figure out the best way to render the fabric to make it look more defined. I'm learning as I go on most pieces but love the process so much.