Hi CA. I can't say that I'm new here as I've been a board lurker here for quite a long time. Currently I am in my sophomore high school year and my ultimate goal as of right now is to study in the US for either illustration or entertainment design and maybe, just maybe get a scholarship (but that's kind of far fetched).
So I'll be posting my art doodles, sketches, speed paint here hopefully occasionally. I never had the courage to post my own art here but I realized that the only way I can improve is to get some feed back. So here goes nothing my first ever sketchbook!
By the way, all kinds of constructive criticism or feedback are more than welcome.
The hallway with the tv piece is quite an old piece, painted when I started to learn about paintings.
Thank you for visiting my sketchbook and for a useful reply. I'll definitely work more on my color and light studies as that seems to be my weakest link now.
Here are a few more pieces. I'll be uploading sketches that I've accumulated so it'll be a mix of new pieces and old pieces, quite messy now but I'll sort that out in the future.
And can somebody please tell me how to re size images on the board? Or do I have to re size them before uploading. The images that I uploaded really blows up the screen.
No updates for a few days.... but here's one! I decided to do some challenge this time. Looks like it's a bit overwhelming as I got the perspective wrong on the plane wings in relation to it's body angle. But I guess you learn from what you've done wrong. I included the sketch + first pass/under painting kind of step. As you can see my sketching skills are quite something hahahaha
My only CC is to agree with kevin to try and include some shades of a bit more saturated colour, I did a quick colour balance edit on the most recent image to try and show what I mean, I hope you don't mind!
Sorry my choice of colours is a bit funky, just wanted to show some more colour in the shadows.
If you find its getting a bit desaturated by the time you finish painting try using overlay layers or painting from a swatch of solid colours to put a bit more colour back in. The same thing happens to me when I use the colour dropper to blend when painting, maybe a similar thing is happening to you?
Your work is looking great! I've subscribed to your thread.
Hi Anviy I agree. My pictures are really desaturated. Probably because those are really my comfort zone and lack of knowledge of color and light theories. I'll probably need to do some real life studies as it's been a while since I've done any of those. But thank you for visiting and the paint over.
Heres an image I did yesterday. I haven't really got time to update because I've got school but I try my best to paint whenever I can.
Looking at the progress posted, you don't establish all your values and hues in the underpainting but define them in the next step with loads and loads of small strokes. This makes all the paintings look messy and, especially in the early posts, loads of white spots show through. Do studies from real life (eg landscape photographs!) to get a better idea of colors and the objects you're drawing. Take a big brush at full opacity when you start and block in your big shapes. Then get smaller and smaller -work zoomed out and you'll see that you won't need tiny brushes to make a painting appear detailed.
As for the size: Yes, you need to resize the images yourself.
Still, it's a very good start and your images speak of great creativity -so keep working and posting!
Good start for a sketchbook! Love the variation of topics and mood you have around here. Nice to see a creative fellow artist
My biggest advice would be to use bigger brushes and be resourceful about brushstrokes. There are some people out there who can work completly messy and all comes into place - but that is extremly difficult. And happens only after a lot of practice. In the beginning, right now, less is more. Think of all the stuff in your images as 3D Forms: they have different planes, pointing in different directions. Start to give these planes values of their own, depending on the light source. The planes can start to be plain, without too many brushstrokes. You can still go on detailing them and adding different materials. Try to blend where edges are soft. Use the contrasts of really blended areas and more messy areas. I think that would help the readability of your images a lot.
So, I'm curious about your progress in the future=)
Thank you for all your kind and helpful comments. I never knew that one of my biggest problems were using small brush strokes, and have never really tried establishing a painting with 100 % opacity before.
Sorry I haven't been posting much this week, but I did do photo studies like the one below almost everyday (I didn't save them, because I forgot that I have a sketchbook on CA) and trying out the new suggestions like you guys have suggested. After doing some studies I've realized that my sense of color is quite off and I have a really hard time trying to paint the right color in the right place. I also did a personal piece trying out the suggestions and to be honest it's different from the way I usually work. I feel quite uncomfortable and unconfident using big bold fully opaque strokes. Nevertheless I'll keep at it The scale on the forest painting is quite off since I made the trees way too large and there is no other human scale so the building looks like a toy haha.
Hey guys! haven't been posting for like a week! I think I've decided that I'll update my sketchbook weekly with all the stuff I do over the week at once.
On another note I have joined the "Sketching Club" at my school and I've been doing some outdoor scenery sketches. I never knew that drawing from life can be so much more difficult than photo studies. I'll be posting those sketches as soon as I get my scanner working
Mean while here are some pieces I did over the week!
No! I haven't forgot about my little sketch book! School's been very busy lately with all the tests and assignments and assessments on the last weeks before the term break. Barely had time to do anything. Well, I guess maybe I'm lazy too... a little (alot). But nevertheless it's term break and I'm determined to become better over these few weeks, even just a little bit.
Right now I'm trying to wrap my head around modern color and light theories. I have read on some of the texts such as huevaluechroma.com but some of the information is just so overwhelming... I cannot understand what saturation is and it's difference with chroma... Why an object looks grey or lighter or darker or most of that. I know the answer is there somewhere I just don't get it. So I did some experiments, observe artists and did a bit of life paintings *sigh*