@purb36: 2 Lightsources? I made them all up, and threw some random shadow on them. You're right, I should have been much more careful with the construction of those! Thx for passing by again, mate!
@JohnnyB: Thanks, I think I feel contempt, too, been a while since I last liked my flow
@hp: hehe, I actually did the right side first and became very discontempt with it later. The whole thing didn't take more than 20 minutes, though. I'm a pretty fast hatcher Thanks for posting here, again!
@Farvus: K, I will, just for you, a small spherish update today This time I took some pointers from Aristeides on the sphere, didn't want to make a bad shadow again, was too busy with the value-scheme.
Now that's a nice looking ball you've got there ^^
You've taken some nice leaps lately.
hey thank you for your first message in my threath.
I have unfortunately not much to say.
But what I say is I love your pencil
Good work continues Maybe you write is yes.
My Sketchbook --- http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=137403
@ purb36: Thanks mate Will try to please you haha!
@Lakka: Thank you! Just making little steps as always
@DanielC: _wow_ ok.
@Farvus: Hehe, glad you like it
@Gliederpuppe: Hey thank YOU for keeping up with my stuff here, also for posting, I know it's hard to express oneself in a language you're not that fluent in. Much appechiated!
Anyways, slow day just some studies of a 17th century Craig Mullins Ripoff :
Nice studies, and pretty kickass painting. You probably meant to make it like that, but it could have some more colour to it.
Keep on truckin'.
Beautiful work man! Your paintings are wonderful and getting better Your pencils are really good too, you're really developing your own rendering style and finding what works for you. It's good to see you working on the arms after having others point it out. I think with that open mind and willingness to learn you'll get really far. I have nothing to offer in the form of a critique right now, but I'll definitely be back to check everything out! Definitely keep on posting
I've seen only a few pages of your sketchbook but i've already seen some quality stuff. Don't have much in the way of crits atm, you seem to be growing quite well. Think maybe i'll even subscribe ...
@Fraz: Thanks, man, but the painting of Rembrandt was pretty monochrome in itself, so I kind of went with the palette presented to me. Might be a funny experiment using an impressionistic palette n a Rembrandt-study though
@zhonked: Wow, thanks man, I really like your work since and follow your updates since I recently discovered your SB. You have a great sense of composition and graphic simplification!
@walnut: Thanks man, I remember you giving me some nice words last year, you probably don't remember, ahah!
Anyhoot, Today went to a private life-drawing session outside of the academy and it was pretty fun. The atmosphere was much nicer since all the people drawing were professionals and I didn't have to look at proportions and shit like that and could just squat around in my scetchbook the way I like it Taking my Notebook next week, we'll see how tht goes
Something my teacher's been telling me is to make life drawings as large as possible within the limits of your paper or canvas, but to make sure the figure doesn't get cropped and yet is still spot-on with proportions. It's a great habit to get into because it makes you much more aware of your working space, as well as all the negative space around the figure. Maybe try figure block-ins at the next session and use a really large drawing pad.
Fantastic rendering on this last set! I especially like the right page on the second image. You're really getting the lighting and form it feels like. And the hair styles page is a good idea! Adding that to the list of things to do
Hey, the girls on squares on scan 706 really stand out!
What do they feed you on in that school? You're advancing in pretty much everything, shadowing, hatching, expressivity, colors...
If I may ask: I'd like to see speedpaintings with the personality of that scan 706.
Your values are taking off!!! wooot!! keep it up!
Don't have to look at proportions ? You need to read that book "Force: Character Design from Life Drawing" by Michael D. Mattesi. It deals with drawing characters from life where you don't put much effort into replicating all angles and proportions. Instead having fun with and changing them to add more personality or dynamism to character. Still, having and eye for proportions helps even if you treat them loosely. I assume propably have enough of measuring when doing lots of that in academy .
Study of 17th century Craig Mullins Ripoff looks fantastic. I also like those female face sketches in your recent post. I don't remember if it's your first time but I see you tried not using edges in some places and show edge with values instead. That means better understanding of how to simplify form. Proof that you're no longer slave to edges (like some beginners) and see everything as shapes and values.
I can't think of anything to add. Maybe try doing some sketches where's more interaction between characters. This could be interesting.
Those last page are fun, especially the first, but i have to co,cur with darkwolf. It's always good to know where the figure stops on the page, so you won't have to deal with cut off feet and heads. Nice shading nevertheless. And oh yes, id podt in here before, shame to have forgotten. One thing is certain: you have been improving considerably. Wonder where your skill will stand in one year ...
Hey, can't believe I've missed this much of your work, already.
Great to see you're still moving along, because You are !
@Clochette: haha, thank you I hope to be able to wield magic like you do once I mastered my craft!
@darkwolfb87: hehe, yeah actually, I also always tell ppl to at least mark of the height of the figure first before beginning... Yeah, I really got that into my head. Hardcore measurement with pencil and shit and espescially big sheets of paper (I hate big sheets of paper grrr) are for the academy. In my own studies I do things that are fun first, because frustration is not a good mentor, y'know?
@zhonked: hehe, you don't want to know how long my list of things to do is , I really gotta get in gears I think. Thanks for the kind words!
@Leo Ki: Charcoal is the only thing we do at the moment. Figures, casts, composition-studies, all with these wood-sticks on big fucking sheets of paper. Not always as fun as it sounds but nonetheless practice I wouldn't do on my own, thus very much needed! I do think I learn more about basic stuff like Tone, Form, Edges etc in my own time.
@kidult: Thx, I'll try :9
@Farvus: Thanks Farvus, you've been a great help during this journey so every progress on my part is also a bit your doing Yeah, about proportions, I'll be doing some major 30ish casts soon, hopefully next year, maybe they let me lend a cast over christmas, that would be sweet I know I need the eye and the patience to look closely. I know I CAN do it, it's just that my impatience is my greatest weakness, always has been.
@walnut: hey thx again mate I don't know where I'll stand in one year, too. But that's the fun part, isn't it?
@Helioth: Yo, Sam, start a SB . Great to hear a sign from you, I hope things have turned around fine for you, I'll be in Berlin in mid-January, you there?
Btw, I still have your books
Dammit, last week was much work and no quality. I didn't want to update because I though I didn't have anything "showable" but today I said to myself, it's a scetchbok, right? Also I've been doing those work-updates before, and as we all know the grinding-phases are those in which we learn the most. We'll see.
the foot of the standing fashion police officer needs more volume. but...
these last life speedies are fan-TAStic! way to keep pushing yourself. the no-ref one seems to be missing an arm though, and if not, doesn't look like it shows how her arm would not be seen (meaning her torso needs to be turned more). but seriously, great work. they look very lifelike even though there's not a ton of overrendering. kudos, and keep it up.
that foreshortened arm is really good too.
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You're getting more diverse!
This one's awesome! Keep going man!
love the pencil figure studies and the tone pieces. really great. the painting in #968 is technically great too. I do think, since your going all Rembrandy on us, you might as well go the full mile and choose what you want to show in this particular piece. give that a little extra light. you know, just like the old masters did. its not where the light would hit in the real world, its what 'god'..or maybe just the painter .. wanted to show
Nice digital pieces man The fashion police piece looks like a lot of fun color and concept wise. I hope you'll play with that style a bit more! For a crit, the face of the red haired girl looks a bit flat and misproportioned with the rest of her head. Keep up the fun stuff!
Goddamn! Those life drawing blow my mind! Even though they're just quick studies, there's so much life to them. Props, man
Also, the picture Hannes mentioned, immediately caught my eye! Variety is good. Love the crazy colours!
Hm, I have no time to nitpick or try to crit you. So you just get a happy post from me this time! Keep on going, buddy
@purb36: Thanks, man! I really feel I made some serious progress when it comes to tone the last weeks, be it tonal composition or applying an actual scheme to the part of rendering (In pencil, at least).
@Helioth: Dude, no problem, we do have pretty different stands on a lot of things, haha! Like you nonetheless, bro!
@algenpfleger: Hey Mr. ChoW-winner, come to bother us amateurs here and try to kick my ass? Will work harder, anyways, hahaha! Thanks, that piece was really fun to do, I planned to follow my illustrative ideas a bit more often from now.
2@Helioth: I have no idea what that means. I just hope you didn't offend anybody :/
@ashess: The fact that you think it's technically great shows that I gave the exact message across that I wanted. It was a kind of Brush-technique test to use the GIMP more efficiently when it comes to this kind of more pictoral painting. Thanks for stopping by! I'll give your SN some love, browsed through it, very promising stuff!
@zhonked: Yeah her head is much to small hehe, On the other hand, it makes her look even more stupid which kind of works well with the illu.
@AsaB: Watch out for these sweet words, or I'll catch some Karies You care to updte again, Asa? I understand how frustrated you seem to be atm, not drawing for fun and only doing dull architecture stuff. I am in a similar situation, I have the academy where I work at fundamental shit that's so basic it feels like highschool-art-class on a format that pisses me off. Not to say that I still think that charcoal is sub-optimal, on top of that I have to cope with homework-assignments that leech so much time on a subject that isn't the least presentable. The teachers here don't care about presentation, or even any aesthetically pleasing pictures. They say draw an interior with a lot of arches, you do it. Among other things, all shit I wouldn't even dare to post here (Among with the figure-drawings i do there). I know that I need that stuff and I learned a lot about my weak points and where I have to catch up in fundamental knowledge the most right now, but when I finish my assignments or come home from the academy, heck even when i have a break between classes I take my scetchbook out and begin to do MY stuff. You have no idea how refreshing that is, doing stuff with my pencil that I want, using the little scetchbook I want, knowing no teacher of mine would really approve of any of my extracurricular drawings where they rated. But that's not the point of the hole art-thing. Drawing reminds me that it's about _me_ and every day I make it about me. Even if I have a packed schedule where I do assignments in the morning before class and them draw for 6 hours straight at the academy. At the end of the day I still cram in studies or illustrations I have on hiatus for myself, just to make that day and the study about _me_. Sorry for the rant, I just want you to pick up that pencil and begin doing things with it that are for _you_ again.
Be proud of your achievements, the ammount of inspiration and imagination you gained from honing your craft, formerly unknown lands inside of you that you discovered traveling with creativity-drive. Every drawing you do for yourself and for your own development is an achievement, post them! I do mine, too, even if they are crap-pages like these: