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UPDATE: due to a rather silly mistake by me the majority of the photos on pages 3 and 4 have been deleted (or will show newer photos that aren't meant to be in the places they appear). As of 4th march 2013 everything is fine (this is about 3/4 way down page 4, post #111). please feel free to view from then onwards. everything recent will be sorted properly and this won't happen again! enjoy
Posting for the first time, love to hear what you think.
Heres some work from college (I'm 17 atm). Im going to be going to De Montfort University in September to study Game Art Design.
These are all done by using grids but at the moment i am working on drawing without (using the Loomis book 'Drawing the head and hands')
ok, so before people ask what it is, heres the original photo
So thats my work so far. Will try to keep this updated regularly and all comments are welcome
Last edited by DanBK; March 19th, 2013 at 08:26 PM.
hey dan; wow, what great paintings you have here! and just 16 at that?
well, ofc grid does help, but they still look great. I like the 2nd espec. it's more balanced color wise then most of the others.
but great stuff all over; it's going to be interesting to see your progress.
wild colors on those first few
The second have much of emotion in it. Work on the anatomy more and you will make them even better.
Hey dude im doing art at college as well and i have to say i love your paintings,
Your brush strokes are very nice, keep it up
Visit my sketchbook here http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=234493
Cheers Josh. Brush strokes where one of the things i was trying to work on (especially in the second one) so thanks
Another piece to share. Been working on this the last couple of days, again grid work.
Not quite complete, need to wait for it to dry before i can add some bits to it (damn oil paint!)
Not my best i wouldn't say, crits and advice warmly welcomed
The colors on the first one look a bit too warm on some parts of the face, but the cool background does help keep it in place, so that works. The other paintings have incredible color palates and shows a lot of immersive realism in them. Keep painting dude, you seem to have a knatch for it!
Ok, so I've been away for a week and been pretty busy but still managed to do quite a few sketchbook studies. A couple of anatomy drawing from loomis but the rest are all from photos.
Some of them are awful, some not but i figured i should post them all anyway.
Stopped myself from chicken-scratching now (if thats what its called - doing lots of little lines instead of one long one).
Crits are much appreciated!
Hopefully the post isn't too long!
(My favourite so far!)
(This one is done from imagination rather than studies)
Sorry for the long post, will try and be more regular from now on!
Crits please all comments are welcome and i need as much advice as i can get!
Do you first do a rough sketch for the faces? At the moment it looks like you are to much focosing on details like eyelids and tooth.
I'd recommend doing a really rough sketch with some basic marks or shapes to show where the eyes, nose, ears and mouth are. Look at your last sketch, isn't her right eye (from her point of view ofc) a little bit to high ? Also it seems to be bigger than the left one.
You either draw one part after the other seperate and loose the feeling of the complete work, or you got confused by the perspective - as she leans her head a bit to the side.
I noticed that in most of your paintings and sketches. The eye that's more far away from the viewer allways seems to be too big and to high. Even if you are using a grid try to do the outlines first so you have something you can refer to quickly.
Do some more of these head studies, show it in different angles and try to get them into the correct perspective. Maybe that's the main problem.
I think if you try to focus on the points i mentioned above, you would eleminate one of your basic problems. I don't say your work is bad, these just were some ideas to get it better Your lightning is really good, and I see you are not affraid to use colour.
I am not very good too, so no worries ^^ It's all about time and training
edit: I think you do good with the loomis book!! you have to practice the head model more before you go on with details like eyes..
Last edited by Prototypt'; April 7th, 2012 at 02:54 PM.
Today i tried out using photoshop, pretty much for the first time. Exciting right?
So here is my first ever photoshop study, hopefully of many
Ok, so the anatomy is way off and it has so many things wrong with it but its my first attempt so can only get better hopefully
oh, and i didn't use a big enough file so i couldn't add any detail (especially in the face) as it just went pixelated.
Anyway, crits please!
if you feel like you need a higher resolution you can simply go to "image" > "image size" and change the parameters, it will recalculate for the new resolution. I hope you find it, I can only guess the english lables as I'm working with the german version
first of all thanks for having a look on my sb :]
i have to say that i really love your paintings!
especially like the light source of this one
your studies look like you're on a good way just keep doing them
i think it's also good that you're trying to use different mediums for drawing
keep on !
Thanks braineater and HarbingerofIllrepute, very nice comments
my second attempt at a study on photoshop and I'm actually quite happy with it
Things that majorly helped me were putting the reference right next to the painting in the same document and using a palette
Got screenshots of 4 stages of the painting. Hopefully it makes it easier to see what I'm doing right / wrong.
Edit - straight after posting i noticed the chin being really off. I know its not the only thing wrong with it but it was annoying me so i changed it
Heres the new one
I did some other stuff as well today but unfortunately my computers being useless so hopefully ill be able to post them tomorrow instead
As always crit and comment as much as possible thank you!
Last edited by DanBK; April 10th, 2012 at 08:03 PM.
hey it´s not bad but you should have checked your measurements yourself by placing the initial sketch over your photo )after you thought it was finished'. then you would have seeną
- your head is too small in relationshi to your shoulders
-the jaw is too short
-the head area (forehead but espec the hair on top) is too low.
also, I see you're using a soft (edge) brush to draw your colors.
basically, you should use hard 100% opacity brushes. near the end you can choose to blend with opacity setting or add a few effects with softbrushes. buteven then moderately!
As said above, you could check yourself if you got a photo. I like how you corrected the chin from picture 3 to 4 and later to 5
also doing a palette was a good idea!! for training reasons I'd recommend to try to get the colour without the picker first and then look if you got it correct. This way you also learn what colour exactly you use, looking at the colour switcher.
Cheers guys, really appreciate your comments. I'll try to keep all of those points in mind in my next painting I can definitely see it helping
Heres some more stuff from yesterday. Sunsets are pwetty ^.^
The first 2 are acrylic on A5 canvas paper
3rd is acrylic on weird shaped canvas
Last one is watercolour pencils on canvas (bit different - was trying different techniques)
Would love to hear your opinions thanks guys
I like the first too the most!! The 3rd is missing some shape, I can barely tell what it shows, but the colours are nice. The last one looks good to me.
I'm sorry but I can't point out problems in traditional stuff easily. I just have no experience with it. Maybe someone else can help.
WOW!!!!! I allways use the hard brush only, to learn to blend myself or to achieve a more painted style, but I don't get how to paint with 100% opac? How do you mix colours on the canvas? I will try this too when I know how to solve the blending problem.
This one just looks amazing!!! You should try this more often!!
Her right eye looks slightly into the wrong direction, the face is a very little bit distorted. The rest looks so good!! colour, blending, light, it looks just very clean!!
Cheers man, too kind
Now that you mention it that's probably a lie. Haha, what I meant to say was the brush on 100% opacity but the pen pressure controlling the flow. I think :/ I should check that but I know I could blend the colours by not pressing as hard with the own
Yeh I'd love to do this more often, only problem is it took me nearly all day!! (probably about 6/7 hours total drawing time). I should probably start timing myself and setting myself limits, might try that next.
Yeh the face isn't quite right, I spent aaaages tinkering with the chin and neck to make it look right Thankyou, very nice comment
That last one came out awesome man. Keep at it.
Jesus, massive step up.
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I think you're off to a good start!
One thing I'm noticing-- when you paint/draw hair, avoid trying to render each and every strand. It usually makes for a very "stringy" look. Instead, start with large brushes, block in the lights and darks, and try to pay attention to when strands of hair bunch together. Add in details as necessary after you've got the basic structure put into place.
Does that make any sense?
Got a couple more to upload, not much though - having to do some schoolwork as well
Been trying to not use a grid or reference lines and just trying to got the dimensions right by eye. something thats definitely frustrating me but i think the more practice i get the better they will become If anyone has any advise on this it would be seriously appreciated!!
Elvis. Proportions so wrong!!! but figured i should post it anyway
Benedict Cumberbatch. The proportions are better but still a bit off
Syrella, I know what you mean about the hair, but do you have any advice on curly hair? wasn't really sure how to do that without doing single strands. Cheers
yes the propotions.. I know that problem just too good ^^
A good way to get rid of this problems is to create a very rough version of the image first, that you can easily edit until it's in the correct position/propotion. Colours can be changed fast and all thjis. After that you can render more details into it, but dont get stuck at one place. Try to go over the painting and refine some shapes or texture, add details. You can continue this step multiple times, but you allways have to check the complete image from time to time. However you allready did that with the face, maybe if you had a blocky version of the hair from the beginning, you would have a better feeling while painting.
That's how I think about it at least, and it's not very easy to paint like this, can't even do it myself really good.
I really like how the hair turned out, now he looks like a guy in an advertisement ^^
Yeh but i reckon if i keep doing them it'll get better
Yeh i see what you mean, maybe if i do a more detailed, more accurate sketch to start with it would turn out more accurate. i guess i am rushing the sketch a bit.
This ones from ages ago, felt like uploading it Watercolour on A3 watercolour paper
Another study, cut this one a bit short but figure i need to keep moving forward.
Also it seems I'm only really doing head and shoulder portraits. Ill have a look at some other things soon hopefully. need to diversify my work
Cheers for your comments guys, really appreciate it