Maybe someone will be able to answer this for me. I recently got my hands on a Chales Bargue drawing course book, I was wondering what is the exact point in it? If you are just copying everything without guidance is their really any point in it?
Well, in fact by "soft" i was speaking about using brush with opacity, which in most of your works you do.
But the most powerful ones to me are when you use only 100% opacity brush or mostly.
And about your book, to my opinion there is no point at copying everything just for copying, as in everything,
if you don't understand what you are doing, and for what purpose you'll improve in a way, cause you practice,
but not in the most efficient way to me.
Maybe you can try to copy some drawings of your book but focusing on one thing at a time, like only light/shadows, then move on volumes, etc..
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Hey again bouroune. Yeah I do put my hard brush opacity down to 85% once in a while, I will go back to 100% from now on though since it seems to looks better. Thanks for helping me out with the question I asked, I asked because I seen alot of artists on the site using the plates and how they would have took from it. Thanks again ^_^
Today I really f***** up, I done some environment studies and they looked like mud. And I dare not offend your eyes with them. So here is just a warm up I did before them. I am gonna stick to my sketchbook for the day and try not get overly frustrated.
As I went through the process I got accustomed to the colors I picked because I got to see each one in the color-choser and compare them all side-by-side, eventually I started to reject picking certain colors because I'd think "I could just make that with this and that hue I already have". Or I already had something 'close enough'.
I learned how to 'see' colors according to my palette's colors which where familiar to me ("This yellow-green would be good substitute for that yellow-green, this cyan-gray would work well for that cyan-gray, mixing these two colors would make that color .etc).
May or may not work for you, but really the secret is becoming familiar with as many individual colors (and color relationships) as possible so you can more easily identify the hues in an image and reproduce them.
Last edited by Little Auwnja; February 11th, 2013 at 03:16 PM.
Hey V3T, you'are doing fine so far, I'm liking some of your approaches but, you might want to focus more over simplifying what you see, in a way that you can recall, don't try to see all the values and all the colours, try to analyse first, then pick those things that you want to show. The more experienced you become, the more you can add to your knowledge. Loomis is really helpful talking about this topic, I think either in "Successful drawing" or "The eye of the painter". Think about your strokes, think about the simple forms. About frustration, that's good! Frustrated means you are learning, as long as you keep breaking walls, but you will have to live with it , I think I'm 80% of the time frustrated myself, but just use it to fuel your training, although sometimes is just best to do something else for some time, best is that if you feel frustrated, try to read some books about drawing/painting, from time to time you can find some answers that way. Cheers and keep on working mate!.
Auwnja Taunghe, thanks for the advice, it was really helpful, I'll put it into practice.
herionz, thank you very much for that, it was actually quite helpful for when I approached a colour study I am about to upload. And thanks for the advice on frustration =]
Soooo, here are some anatomy studies and a colour study. I will try do some imaginative works for the rest of the day. Thanks for looking =]
Soo little time, and such improvement , the last portrait it's really cool, keep it up
Hey M.Calza, thanks for stopping bye =] It seems everyone else see's progress but me lol. Thanks again ^^
Envoiro study self portrait and imaginative piece to try put things I have learned today together.
I really need to learn how to do these <.<
This came out way too horribly
Hey V3T! Thanks for your reply back at my SB. Your guess was half right! I do lurk around /ic/ a lot because it's a great way to get constant information going around, the problem is that usually most of that information is redundant or not useful, but from time to time you stumble among great instructional or reference material which in another way I wouldn't have thought about it, but I rarely comment back or post my work there, only sometimes over the studies threads because it helps me to compare things out with other people, and gives me some insight.
About your environments, think that some perspective knowledge might help you with these things, it looks rather flat to me, lacks some clear foreground, middleground and background. Maybe try out over the next days some black and white thumbnails, see if you can put simple things in perspective (like row of trees, or houses, or rocks) with different values, or do some landscape studies first!. But don't worry, wanting to do something is just the start, to learn to do something, you have to keep trying!.
Last edited by herionz; February 13th, 2013 at 08:49 AM.
I agree completely about /ic/. It can be great to compare and maybe find that one Jewel that gives you a better look at what you are doing, but for the most part it can be a bunch of guys screaming abuse at one another. Thanks for the help on the landscapes, I really needed it =]
Hey Danny, thanks for stopping bye =] Sadly I think all of us expect every study to transform us into amazing artists, but it is all building blocks, we will all get there eventually lol.
So here is some anatomy studies, a quick sketch of the statue of you know who and an unfinished figure study that was taking too long. I'll do more later.
So I did a quick doodle to go with those studies just to get used to throwing down some paint and I also done a quick Bargue study, probbaly should have done it slowly though.
Really screwed everything up, from the anatomy to the lighting to the well.. Like I said, everything. Back to studying.
You´re doing great, I can already see some improvements since I last commented on your sketchbook. I think the face on your last imaginary piece looks good, When it comes to lightning, I learned alot just painting fruits. Painting easier things so you won't have to think about perspective, design or anatomy makes it alot quicker to learn. Studying anatomy, colour and lightning in just one single picture is to much to take in, atleast for me
Hey Bowandbrush, thank you very much =]. I agree whole heartily about the simple still life practices so I will get right on it, thanks for popping bye =] I'll see you on your SB.
Anatomy studies and a skin tone study that I fucked up.
Couple of studies, prepare for failed work.
Hey LastGen, I'm not doing half as much as I wan't to be doing in a day lol. I just try draw as much as I can and not make an excuse to not study =]
Thanks for stopping by, man. You have a good sense of construction and perspective already, but it will always help to push your understanding more. So I'd recommend some perspective to throw into your study mix. Scratch that. I recommend A LOT of perspective work. A few other guys on here and I are going to start a perspective study thread, actually, so I'll link it to my sig when it's up and you and whoever else interested are encouraged to come and study/share with us. Keep up the good work.
Hey Mr Frenik, I am doing my perspective studies, I just don't deem them good enough to be shown to people =] I'd love to be part of the perspective study thread when it starts up =].
Hi twelvex. Your comment actually made my day lol. With consistent study you will fly bye the point I am at =].
Since it is the weekend, I am gonna just sketch and doodle, hopefully make something worth looking at lol. Anyways here are two anatomy studies and a quick still life. Enjoy.
A sketch to go with the studies, I might do something else later on today or just grind through my sketchbook.
I like those portraits! Reminds me that I have to do some plane and head anatomy studies.
Hey Krilce!, well then get to it! Those studies won't do themselves =] .. Although that would be handy.
Decided to do a sketch after all... Here you go.
Edit: I should aslo point out this is an imaginative piece.
Last edited by V3T; February 16th, 2013 at 07:41 PM.
Keep up the work ^^
If you do anatomy, figures, colour and perspective studies you will improve ^^
Drawing everyday pays off!
Click here! Sketchbook from SeriousMalz
@kevin_, always nice to see you here =] I post daily so you can expect to see the SB filled with studies in no time.
@Epoch_92, right back at you. I can't wait to see how you progress as an artist.
@SeriousMalz. Thank you ^^ It's going to take quite some time for improvement but I will eventually =]. Thanks for stopping bye ^_^
Just some studies. Anatomy, figure and three REALLY small envoiros to help me just focus on colour.. Actually kind of helped, kept me from getting bogged down on details.