Digi studies from photos. First two paintings done with the photoshop chalk brush with opacity set to pen pressure.
Because I'm painting using opacity pressure, I used a more "layered" method of rendering (starting dark and then adding more light/colour). While I think that this is a good, structured way to render and gives even values all around the image, I find the colours came out less vibrant than when I used an opaque brush to do a colour block-out first and then did blending later (which was the method I used for the third and fourth paintings). Hm, need to experiment around more lol.
The last painting is done partially from imagination.
Aand more sketchbook pages. Yeah I'm getting messier and messier.
nice sketchbook dude,I really like your perspective studies and how you try to strive for good line quality
keep it up and i am sure you will improve quickly.
Your envoiro studies on the last post look so freaking colourful and juicy!!!
I will definitively be subscribing to this sketchbook =]
I'm a peacock, you gotta let me fly!
man i havnt visited this sb in while -_- you are truly improving, especially liking your environments the colors are stong. looks like your character work is falling behind a little so try and really pay more attention to what you are doing when you do figure and portrait studies, a lot of people get carried away and dont actually study what they are studying if that made any since :b anyways ill check back soon!
GrayPersona - Thanks man! Yeah I'm hoping to keep my momentum as high as possible and keep improving! Non-stop!
V3T - Haha, thank you very much! Hopefull I'll keep posting better and better stuff!
kevin_ - Hey hey! How's it going lol. Thanks for visiting again! Yeah I agree - my figures are really weak, I definitely feel more comfortable with environments than characters, going to have to attack that soon. Thanks for the boost man! I'm gonna keep pushing out more practice!
Joe777k7 - Whooo! Thanks! You're really kind haha.
Just got a quick one here! Just some digi head studies, did a line drawing before painting this time. Trying to come up with a proper painting workflow. Yeah... still got 10000 things to improve on. The original pictures look waaay better than these.
Hey all! Got some drawings here.
Digi environment painting. Partially reffed from photos. Trying out the chalk brush more and trying to paint with more muted "realistic" colours.
More facial feature anatomy studies after Stan Prokopenko. After this I'll probably be concentrating on more rendered studies.
And some head sketches form my sketchbook. Trying to sketch from memory and then from reference and then identifying my common mistakes/bad habits in order to (hopefully) fix them in my future imagination drawings. One glaring issue for me is I often place the facial features at incorrect places and proportions in relation to the whole head. Ugh, will have to tackle that.
Also I probably have to focus on doing more rendered portrait studies as well, instead of doing just lines.
Hi everyone! I'll going abroad for 3 weeks, so I probably won't have any updates for awhile. Buuut in the meantime, here's some paintings and sketches.
Some digi environments. All paintings partially reffed except the first one. Last painting inspired by Dylan Cole. Oh and starting get into the soft brushes now.
Aaand sketches! More heads from imagination and ref, random things, and a couple of Mayan architecture studies for my next perspective practice drawing. Yeah definitely have to get to the figures again soon.
Joe777k7 - Thank you!
Hey all! Sorry for being away for awhile. Time to get back to drawing!
A quick one here - first up is another perspective practice drawing of mayan (or at least, attempted mayan) city. Followed by some sketches and a bunch of collaged doodles that I had done during my free time overseas.
That's all for now. I'll be definitely be pumping out more stuff asap!
Another quick update here. I've been trying to plan out my practice schedule abit better, but for now, here's some portrait studies! Done a bit more rushed than I should have, they've got tons of proportion errors. Linework needs improvement too lol.
Aand some more figure studies. Proportion, proportion, proportion.
And line quality.
Hello again! Got some drawings here.
Some figure drawings from photos. Still using a skeletal construction method (you can see hints of it underneath the darker linework). Still have some problems eyeballing the right proportions, though.
And some ID style studies of insects. Borrowed an insect book from the library, gonna study the heck out of it!