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@jmob thanks for the critique i really appreciate it! i will definitely order that book its cheaper in canada (YESH!)
@Ben Flores Thanks for stopping by i appreciate the suggestion these are all things that i will definitey try out.
I take all your suggestions to heart and very seriously at that. I know the value of time for some people, which is why i'm more than grateful for anyone generous enough to spare their time for my sake
You have a relatively firm grasp on facial proportions which is something I see a lot of people struggle with, so good for you! What stuck out to me is your colors seem very muddy. I think you would benefit more right now from using strictly grayscale, at least until you are able to fully realize forms. Then I would move on to do some color studies and apply them to your paintings.
For digital painting try using brushstrokes of larger size. You don't want million of small tiny stokes - this way your art looks unsure, made without confidence. And the best art is the one made with confidence in your strokes. Define forms and shapes with smaller amount of strokes of larger brushes, and save small brushes for small details.
tempest-haze thank you for the feedback i am doing the greyscale practices as you suggested, just started but i think i will be seeing improvement soon!
seraph fawkes thank you! i will do that, and yes you are definitely right about the confidence.
drawing on the tablet has been and i think will always feel awkward to me...
post some pencilwork brotha!and keep studying value
anyone have any tips on blending?!
Don't worry about the awkwardness of tablet drawing - it may not feel like it now, if you've been at it for a few months, but it does come with time.
Good on you going back to greyscale; it'll help a lot. There's something about the way you're painting that feels like you're seeing lights and darks, but not entirely understanding the form. Taking the time to draw out some guidelines, if you're not already, could make a huge difference - and if you are, then doing some construction studies, especially heads, would give you a better sense of the basic forms.
Hey, good work with your studies! Thanks for looking out my sb! About the question, well I just started trying out new brushes and am kind of a novice on that matter. But I recently got this link to this cool set of brushes from kabewu, which I’m very grateful for! Good luck with them and have fun!
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good stuff here man i really like the screen cap studies you did keep on goin
i tried. still very bad with colors. i try not to use the ink dropper tool. also i think i need to make bigger strokes with the face? press harder? as colours still seem very muddy in most places ewww
trying out the overlays...am i doing it right? haha
first attempt at thumbnails! oh man do i have a long way to go
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your doing awesome great work.
your environments are improving a lot! awesome!
i like to think of drawing in terms of opposites or complementary sides.
so, you would have optical vs constructive, technical vs expressive, etc.
so in your case, i think an important thing to practice might be doing some detailed and careful line studies, since a lot of the stuff you've been doing so far is to do with masses of value and colour. line vs mass. actually line vs mass aren't really complements in this sense, but i think the example still works
the next step to take your paint-studies a little bit forward might be to focus on blending. a lot of your blending is quite sketchy and you can make out all the individual brushstrokes. blending comes after block-in, which is what most of these studies could be considered. so when you finish your next one (or take one of the existing ones), zoom in to 200-300%, and carefully try to blend the different shades together into smooth gradients. don't do it from imagination - have the reference open next to it, also zoomed in, so you can focus on copying the shape of the blended gradients as closely as you can.
if some of the files are a little small, you can always press "Ctrl+Alt+I" to open the image properties, and then just double the amount of pixels. then you can truly add more detail with the blending. it takes time so be patient. i hope this was helpful.
those last character sheets very cool by the way veyr nice designs
@aks9 THanks so much for your advice! these are things i will definitely try out! that is a very unique approach to thinking about drawing i think your mind works in a very wonderful way and i am grateful for you sharing that with me!
Hey thanks for the nice words u wrote in my SB My time is simply just flying by since I moved recently but soon Ill be drawing again more regularly.
Color is something I struggle with too especially portraits and people. If someone already told or u already have it, check out color and light by james gurney, its a goldmine and his blog is even more awesome http://gurneyjourney.blogspot.se/
I like the creative thumbs and the black and white. Just keep at it. I find it hard to define shapes on people and muscles. Dont underestimate the power of study a simple box. Something u can easily set up with a lamp and just some small food box maybe
and the answer to how much I draw per day vary, if its a busy day maybe an hour or less and if its really an intense day, 8 hours or more But in general between an hour to 3 but it vary so much. I would love to be able to just draw for 8 hours + every day The important thing for me is to just draw atleast once a day. Most important is to have fun.
Good luck with everything and thanks for the support! U are on right track so just keep at it and Im also glad that u enjoy what you are doing.
@ninaren thanks so much for the msg i really appreciate it! i've seen that book mentioned a few times, its about time i actually get it so thanks for the push!
30s 1min and black and white studies some more! i'm mosty trying to get the hang of painting, been drawing all through school but done all i can to AVOID PAINTING! so i'm really trying to make sure i get used to this whole concept of making pictures with solid shapes and not lines ahhaa
a shitty mineral cave, inspired by a beautiful mineral cave i found from national geographic
Hey man, I think you're on the right track with those studies. Just remember to start off really simple at first when blocking things in and make sure the shapes are solid so that you could judge by the outline if your proportions are correct, etc. You could start off as simply as two values - one for the light and one for shadow - just make sure the shapes are clean, solid and accurate as far as proportion goes, as it is the foundation for the painting. After that you could break the value by adding another value, then another, and so on. It's also a good idea to use brushes without pressure sensitivity for opacity control for this.
As for figure studies - I'd say try also to do solid, continuous line studies (doesn't have to be in one go, although that's also one of the exercises) - it helps to see the overall shape of the figure and also requires you to concentrate and study the form a lot more. Very difficult, but I think it will help a lot with line confidence and knowledge of anatomy in the end too.
You could actually practice both of those on a layer on top of a photo first, to figure out what it's about and then compare it with when you do it side by side. It *is* a legit form of learning >_>; we had to do that in school and it was pretty helpful, surprisingly.
Ok, well hope this helps:] Good luck~
@FESS1001 Thank you so much for your advice i really appreciate it! ive tried your suggestion without pen pressure opacity and it's really helped me see the shapes better thank you so much! this is a technique that i think i will try and work harder towards getting comfortable at
gad i've spent so much time on friggin jaques cousteau, starting out in black and white hasn't worked too well for me... i must be doing something wrong?? its hard to get the colour right from when you chose it then apply it on the colour layer, gotta take into acccount of the values that change it. i dunno. any tips?