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A lot of hard work taking place, those digi veg paintings you posted a few days ago were looking good so def do more life studies in photoshop ect. At the mo you look like your struggling a bit with your figure studies, maybe try and draw bigger instead of fitting multiple figures on one pages, will allow you the freedom to make bigger strokes, looser more gestural lines. At the mo seem like your are seeing the body in curves as your trying to draw the contour, one thing that has helped me is trying to break it down into shapes and relating angles, to help with proportion and blocking in my initial sketch with more angular lines then working the more subtle curved lines over the top of that. It has helped improve my accuracy a lot.
But the most important thing is to keep drawing and you'll develop and find what works for you best.
Rustveld, Ah thanks a lot! Great to hear! Thanks for visiting!
Vardo, Hey my friend! Long time no see! Haha, great to hear, thanks!!! The architectural will come, I promise! Thanks for visiting and let me know how everything is going “down under”!? Cheers mate!
Ja1307, Thanks for the good advice! I have actually thought of it during the last days and practiced it in some of my studies. It’s appreciated! Thanks for taking your time checking out my sb!
Joe, Hey, thanks a lot! Glad to hear about that! Thanks for visiting!
So I have started the hand sketches. It's one of the hardest things about the body gestures, I think. I knew I eventually had to start doing those studies. I would be grateful if you have any advice or good tutorials of how to sketch or paint hands. Any feedback will be nice, Thanks!
Last edited by Greenhouse; October 26th, 2012 at 06:12 PM.
Hey Greenhouse, those are awesome hand studies! I think the pencil ones are superior to the digital ones.
Are you using your own hand as well?
I found Bammes by far the most useful to get the construction of the hand in my head. He doesn't mess with sausages and blocks it up very nicely. You can google image "Gottfried bammes hands" to see what I mean. But here are the two pages that were most useful to me:
Agreeing with LordLouis, those are great! It looks like you've paid good attention to creases and wrinkles, which definitely paid off.
So much improvement since the start of your sketchbook... Those oil paintings and digital flower paintings I especially like. Your sense of form seems to have improved a lot. I can't really think of any advice to give other than keep working as you have been. Gotta get back to hand studies myself soon.
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LordLouis, Thank you very much for the support! The hands did get better than I thought they would. I haven’t used my own hands, but it might be a good study too. Thanks a lot for this Bammes hand study! It really shows the 3d image of the fingers and how to build up the hand in that way. Thanks for visiting, much appreciated!
nouge, Thanks, glad to hear!
Lumens, Ah, thanks a lot!
kabewu, Thanks a lot man! Those hands are just what I needed! Very useful! Thanks for stopping by!
Lost Shock, Thanks a lot! Glad to hear about the improvement! Thanks for checking out my sb!
Here are some digital gestures, first in a while. Just a warm up, I didn't clock them.
Thanks kabewu, here are the result of the first drawing session!
Yeah that's it dude ! Good hand studies ! For the photo studies, may I suggest you to try to push them more into details? Keep it up !
Dayyyuuummm those hands are amazing, great stuff, ill be doing some hands like that soon. Those cat eyes are cool too but don't forget to give thickness to the eyelids, they are deceptively thick. Keep up the good work and thanks for stopping by my sb
amzing stuff. ive never seen hand studies that good.
Fuggedaboudit, Hey, thanks! Haha, yeah I use to do that too! The only thing remaining is to practice a trillion times...puh!
Umbravita, Thanks a lot! Good advice, I’ll keep that in mind!
Izzual, Hehe, thanks dude! Good thinking! I’ll try that out!
Jaik, Thanks a lot man! Glad to hear! You’re right about those eyelids. I didn’t see it myself until you mentioned it. Thanks!
PeterJ, Aww thanks! That’s very flattering!
Excellent progress since your first posts! the study of hands is amazing.
Sorry for my bad english!
Eoh, Thanks a lot! Glad to hear!
So today I finally got the acrylic paint out of the newly bought box. It's hard painting with this sort of paint. I had forgotten that it dries extremly fast. It was a long time since I painted and I didn't know what to expect really. But it was fun and now I have the colors and pencils near, ready to get started again soon...I hope!
And I did some enviro studies as well.
I know, the other guys told you already, but the hand studies are great. I like them too! It's even good to see a page of boxes there. Do more of them. And make more variations in the perspective. That's important.
The little environment studies in the last update are nice too. I like the colours, but the brushwork could be a bit less airbrushy in my opinion. That is there the traditional painting is much better. Try to bring your experiences from the real brushes to the digital ones and your digital technique will improve a lot.
Keep it up!
Valyavande, Thanks, nice to hear! Yeah I know, the enviros need lots of work. I just started doing enviros. Those were kind of quick sketches. I’ve just started exploring different brushes as well. Thanks for the advice, I’ll continue practicing. Thanks for visiting!
Flaskpost, Tjeeeenare mannen! Tack så mycket, kul att höra!
Studies from PoseSpace.
Trying out skin tones and different brushes. I have pushed myself , not using any airbrush or blurry brushes. Anyone having any good tutorials about this matter?? Thanks!
Hey man thanks for stopping by my sketchbook again and the useful crit. Glad my advice made a bit of sense. Like that acrylic vase a lot, there are some slight structural issues in that the two outside edges dont match up. But I am only say that because its something I am still struggling with myself so it jumps out at me a lot. I like the colours and the values although I would have like to see more darks and a bit of shadow. Glad you are getting to hit up life drawing. Really do try and see it as an opportunity to deconstruct the human form and apply your anatomy studies ect looking out for major shapes landmarks ect. Its easy to get sucked into try to make pretty looking pictures and not learn, not saying thats what you are doing just sharing how I try and approach it. Maybe try and see more subtlety in the contours of the human form. At the moment you are using one smooth line to describe a whole area like the leg or arm and there are always curves and dips as the skin traces over the muscle and bone. Try and draw the muscle shapes too to force yourself to look out for them. Try and think of yourself like a surgeon and look underneath the skin and think of whats going on there it will change the way you draw. keep it up buddy. I will def keep in touch and see how your doing and always happy to share any thing I pick up.
lookin good! stort steg fram med senaste studierna!
gjorde en snabb paintover på porträttet. inte säker på hur referensen ser ut, men det är några grejor med perspektivet som är lite off.
det är jättebra att göra låd-studier, och sätta huvudet inuti en "låda", för att line´a upp det i perspektiv, och använda vissa punkter, som linjen för ögonen, ögonbrynen, mungipor, toppen på kindbenen etc.
slänger med lite exempel på hur jag menar.
sorry om du har koll på detta redan och jag upprepar saker du vet. bara att öva på isf(som du redan gör) med perspektiv och lådor och studier i åtanke.
My God. Your last picture is simply amazing! Love the skintone.
dayyuummm dat skin. So good, and the enviros, very nice.
Just watch your edges, like on that last one, would be nice to see some slightly softer edges instead of it all looking like its cut out, would really help it sit in the picture plane
Good job all round though!
ja, Hey thanks! I really appreciate the feedback and the crit. I think you’re just right about this, “its easy get sucked into try make pretty looking pictures and not learn”. That’s so true! It isn’t before you realize this you can really start to know what you’re doing and move forward. This is something I have done for so long time, no wonder why it has taken so long time to reach to new levels! So I’m trying to loosen up a bit and take it from there. Great having a second pair of eyes on the work! Thanks for visiting again!
Flaskost, Hej, wow tack för hjälpen med bilden! Jag såg att det var mycket som inte stämde med perspektivet redan från början. Hon blev långt ifrån lik originalet. Problemet är att jag inte justerade det utan gick vidare på detaljer och färger innan perspektiv och proportionerna var färdiga. Det är inte första gången jag gör så, men jobbar på det. Lådan som du skissade rätade upp hela ansiktet och det blev mkt bättre (med utgågspungt från den tecknade bilden). Det är just det här med att se kroppen som en volym som jag behöver öva på. Tusen tack för tipset och för alla exempel! Riktigt schysst!
Goremageddon, Thanks man! Glad to hear!
Jaik, Yeeeay thanks a lot! Good point there! I'll think of it next time.
Revidescent, Thanks a lot! Glad to hear and thanks for visiting again!
Studies from Posespace.
An old legend in different ages of his life. I know it's a little off here and there.
So today I wanted to do an image from my mind. I started with the horse (which I did from a ref image btw) and meanwhile drawing I thought of a short story that just turned up in my head. So I continued with the person on top. I tried using the different techniques I've learned from the body studies and gestures. Phew! It's so hard not looking at any ref. I don't know how many times I had to change the angles of her. And I have big issues with the rendering as well. But sometimes it's good to put the skills to test. At least it shows what I have to work harder on. It was quite fun though!