Dang! Your most recent painting is coming along nicely. I know she isn't finished, but her front hand looks a little bit too small. Maybe it's the angle of it that makes it seem weird, or maybe you just sketched it in really quickly, but I'd take a closer look at it. Other than that her pose/anatomy looks awesome! It'll look great finished, keep it up.
Okay, her hand looks better now that you added some detail. I still would say that it looks a little stiff in the forearm/wrist area, but maybe that's just me. The shading on her neck and chest looks really nice! good job with blending.
She's looking so good! I would like to see a little bit more contrast between the darks and lights, that way she would really stand out more and have more form.
I haven't been practicing digital painting at all...focusing more on traditional right now, so to me the fact that you didn't blend the colors is pretty awesome. What type of brush did you use, hard or soft edged? And at what opacity? and how did you get the blending (or the mixing, rather) to come out looking so nice?
I used the default brush, hard edged for her completely, 100 opacity (pressure dictates it of course) basic following sinix style check this video of his out HERE
I moved from a Bamboo tablet to an intuos 5 medium tablet.... it is just amazing!
aaPush those shapes, push them!
It looks like you made the pose and then decided that you should put in a background. Am I right? If you did that which I think you know isn't the best thing to do, it would mess with the composition a bit. I would recommend redoing it but still you can make this great with pushing the values and maybe just expanding the canvas a bit.
The positioning of her is a little too confusing as if I were getting shot at it wouldn't really be a good one in that sense, mind you she also is not looking at the area at which shots are coming from (which would help the composition. Try flipping her on the canvas so her chest is facing that direction possible to test it out.
Still you are learning a crap ton from doing these so keep at it!
Striving to be the best that is possible before I conk into the grave.
My Sketchbook! Critique EVERYTHING!!
yeah it was my first full body painting, so I was more concerned with her than the piece as a whole working on the background when I got bored :p
I appreciate the tips tho, I didnt have a set piece in mind you are right ill try that next time!
Nice sketchbook, I like your paintings!
In your last piece, I have to agree with spitboi7- her pose in relation to her surrounding is a little awkward. You could position her a little way from the edge of the wall, and have her eyes look in the opposite direction.
Great SB man! looks like you're already improving very visibly..keep it up! I really liked that portrait (i dont know if it's a self portrait) with the dude looking up..great light and color!
@Nxxrify- thanks! I appreciate the feedback! Ill mess around with it a bit and see what works but I really want to move on to a new full body
@Claudio- thanks man your stuff Is great! hope I can get up to your level in a while! I wish is was a self portrait haha I have a lot of sexy man beast friends
Oh man, I'm jealous of your new tablet - want! Your gesture studies look great; lots of emotion and movement. Your painting of the chick with gun is coming along well, but I agree that you could boost the contrast a lot to improve the sense of light, volume, and emphasize the focal point (the girl) over the less important areas (the background to the left). Also, you might want to double-check your proportions there; her legs seem pretty small compared to her upper body (that's a common problem when you have part of the figure cut off or obscured; it's harder to see proportional problems when you can't see the whole figure, so watch out for that in the future). Anyway, keep up the good work and put that new tablet to work! ^^
@Dierat - honestly I dont think you should EVER be jealous of me in any capacity :p your SB is sooooo awesome I have been looking at your stuff with envious eyes! Thanks for the complements and I am trying to tweak that painting but its taking up so much time! you are also right about the leg it is a bit slim.
Oh hai, you've been busy! It's awesome that you got a new tablet, I hear the intuos are nice. I love getting new art supplies, it motivates me to make art like nothing else can. Your most recent little figure studies look great as far as lines/movement go. Now go do some of those same studies from reference!
Good going SB, stay busy and it will roll itself.
On the barbarian woman:
You might want to search or make some reference photos for that.
Especially the hand and arms look rather weak. The head looks ok, I think.
Some research on actual clothes like these would help immensely as well.
To me it looks and feels like pasted on. It's a bunch of fur here and there and a piece of armor on her shoulder...when everything else is fur, why protect the shoulder ? Just my thoughts.
@shockowaffel - I guess In my head I was thinking she would probably just scavenge what she could. I really should stock pile some reference pictures considering its kinda boring even tho there is a lot of texture, some skin and innerhide bits would be a nice addition. But yeah, When you say its looks weak you mean in terms of polish or actual strength?