Thanks a lot cklamb
Just some crap stuff from my sketchbook, been being way to lazy lately and I
need to really get back into it. Just been trying to get better at recognizing the transition from a front view and a side view into a 3/4 view as you can see with the car .
topcross- yep, will definitely be doing more of the cars, well specifically man-made objects because I think they will help with structure and perspective, also because it is a lot easier to mesh different views of a car into a 3d image than with something organic like a face.
Anyways heres a sketch I started to paint, however my tablet is picking the pen strokes up really badly so I had to use a mouse for most of it. Have ordered a new tablet though so yay. Plus it's bigger so I'm guessing it will give me a bit more control hopefully .
Heres a big update of crap lol. Scanning takes ages lol and it tends to make pencil lines look like crap, however, although these sketches look horrible, I think
I've learned a hell of a lot doing them, especially the man made objects, I feel like I know how to successfully study objects now .
Another really big update, and this one has perspective, which I never used to think was that boring until I've started doing the more complex stuff. Anyways, not gonna do any more of these big updates because it takes way too long to scan, just gonna scan the main things.
Thanks capt surge, but that wasn't what I meant, I know how to colour pick and use pen pressure but I'm just confused about where I am going wrong in my painting (mine being the crappy bottom one, ref being the top obvioulsly) so not really about using certain tools but more of where I am going wrong in my technique.
It's good to see on going into digital art. But I think you should really stay with traditional, as you'll really master the fundamentals this way. I remember I tried to jump straight into digital art and all I got was this:
Love your latest studies , really good to see you are analysing how things work more and more.
As for the blending, maybe trying manualy controlling opacity with the num keys rather than pressure? Its easier to control and allows you to focus more on the blending and not on how hard you have to press. For me the pen pressure was an issue a long time, so i started doing it manually most of the time for a while, to get more used to the digital feel first.
I feel your pain when it comes to those apples haha, I find that when one blends too much it kind of dies, you know what I'm saying? I think painting round subjects is very hard. I would try to not blend that much like the one in post 170. Also I would stay away from the round brush, and simply lower the opacity of the hard edged brush, that way some of the initial planes would stay (although this is just personally how I would do it)
I don;t know if you've read Figure drawing for all it's worth by Andrew Loomis, but he explains about the planes of objects in there.
If you find them to hard to do, you can always do them in pencil and paper and move on to digital when you're feeling a bit more confortable with them. C:
the last portrait is going in the right direction I would say, it is definetly a level up! so just keep at it !
l4xlord- Yep I know what you mean about staying with traditional to really master the fundamentals, although I don't think that my knowledge of the fundamentals is lacking so badly that I should stay clear of digital completely, meaning I have a fair understanding of perspective, form, shape,
planes etc. However I will work and have been working in traditional a lot more than digital for the time being.
topcross- Thx, yep will start controlling it manually for now, guess blending will just come with time and practice though.
VoodooMama- Thx, will only use the hard brush from now on, and yep I've read quite a bit of figure drawing for all it's worth, and I know you mean about the planes, It has been something I've been trying to get better at along with developing basic forms into more complex structure.
Anyways, just wanted to update because I've been being lazy lately, have been trying to learn some anatomy but I'm just massively confused. Bought constructive anatomy by Bridgeman but I just don't get what I'm meant to be learning. Will be posting more traditional studies though and just really trying to develop my knowledge of basic forms, but I kind of feel lost, I mean I feel like I more or less understand the very basic fundamentals, but sometimes I just don't know what I'm meant to be doing to head into the right direction .
Finally a new update. Haven't updated in ages, just been trying to get better at mainly thinking in terms of planes and stuff, also the last sketch was just a practice of composition using some random animation style character from my imagination. Also am I thinking about this correctly that you should use basic forms like spheres and stuff to start off with and the planes carved into them to create a more realistic form as a sculpturer would.