duuuuuude, you've improved tons since the last time I checked your stuff out. Great work on that figures, your lines have become so much better!!
Just keep on pushing yourself with each and every new picture, things are getting great in here
greatt studies man!!! those are sooo important it will
improve everything, model sculpting with clay is also
a verry good training!
dude i love your recently anatomy drawings
wierdly, everytime i subscribe to this thread it doesn't work, so i miss a ton of stuff! lovely bridgman though, very solid interpretations.
http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=219464 - Portfolio review thread
Mr.Juicy: Thanks, I hope they'll get better soon.
Matte_Art: Hey, that's a good idea! I might give it a try. Thanks, buddy.
Gloominati: Thank you so much for the encouragment, that helps tons!
Tugelbend: Hey mate, thank YOU for dropiing by.
Jason Ross: Cheers Jason, yeah, I have some good friends visiting this lil' sb.
`ej: Ahhhh.. Sculpting.. I started as the sculptor in the school a looooong time ago and still miss it. Thanks a lot.
destinyapocalypse: Thank you kindly but we both know they're still shit
Extollere: Thanks a lot, need to improve tons there.
TheGnoll: Hey dude, of course! I saw your post in the UK thread, we'll def. have a pint or two. Looking forward to it!
Smarty: Hey Kyle, thanks for the compliments, although this stuff doesn't really deserve it. Just throwing myself into the most uncomfortable zones and trying not to massage my ego with some fancy images in my SB.
sketcheth: Hey buddy, thank you kindly.
I listened to "The Proposition" soundtrack and felt like I need to paint something in that mood. Based on ref, it took me about two lunch breaks to complete it.
I really hope you get the vibe across.
ah shit, that one is fantastic!!
my only crit (which is really tiny) is that the longer I look at that trailer, the more it reminds me on some kind apple or pumpkin, must be the silhouette, maybe it's just me but this miiiiiiiiiiiight be a bit distraction. As I said though it's just a tiny thing and maybe it's only me who notices that
very amused by the muscle dude arms, but i think the perspective of the pee pee is off on the second one.
SketchBook Chris Yoakum?
Markusthebarbarian: I am very grateful for your comment!
Clochette: Hey Aurelie, thanks a lot! You're kickin' ass lately!
Gloominati: Ha, now that you say it.. It really does! Thanks, mate.
MeTaL-Mike: Thanks Mike!
More studies of female figure. It's very difficult to catch the female grace.. Need to practice more. Sorry for the bad quality of the photos, but there is no way I can scan those drawings, they are huge (A1).
Hope you like,
hey there mr.badman!
Your studies are looking good but the proportions are off.
...Something about the torso and head size.
Keep on rocking and we will be seeing each other next weekend! YAY
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hurricane: Hey, Mr. Rasta-Viking! Yeah, they totally are.. When I draw them in the class they seem right but after I poted them in here.. Bang, all shit. It's too big to work on, I guess. And yeah, we'll catch up this WE. (love)
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lennon: Thanks a lot!
More scribbles here. Spent some quality time with Pao and Alyssa Milano in London lately and we drew each other. Unfortunately, Pao couldn't catch the magnificance and the grace of my beauty, so he'll give it another try soon
yo khan... been seeing your stuff for a while now just never commented. i have a crit though if you dont mind. in your figure drawings...theyre pretty sloppy. maybe try to aim a little better at your forms instead of shooting off rounds until you hit your target. i hope thats a decent metaphor. anyway, tight work..keep goin.
Hey man, nice work. Hope you don't mind if i post a few crits...loooooong winded crits.
I like the mood in your latest digi painting, but in terms of value and level of detail, everything is treated pretty much the same. The wagon/focal point doesn't nececcarily need more detail/information added to it, but it would help to make the information you allready have more specific. Also, to add further emphasis on the focal point, try to add some darker accents (unified, mind you) in the shadows, like in the bushes near it and in the cast shadow where the wheel used to be. Doing so might even help you in getting a better sense of atmospheric perspective, which imho isn't still quite there yet.
As for improving your figure studies...well...i guess the more anatomy you learn to apply, the stronger the figures (duh!). Your proportions are pretty off and that probably has something to do with the size of your paper, how close you are to what you are drawing and how close you are to the model.
If i were you, i'd put more emphasis on getting the proportions right, and doing as little rendering as possible. I guess it sounds harsh, but the rendering i see in your drawings is too generalised, both in terms of value and structure. Trust me, form can be implied so much more strongly if you have the right value relationships. Try to limit your self to 3 values (paper/light, half tone, shadow) and remember to keep all your values flat. Also, pay attention to the line value. Squint at the figure and ask your self if you can see a clear outline or not. Let it be the same value as the shadow, the half tone or the light (the paper), depending on the situation. If you absolutely have to add accents in the shadows, wait with doing so untill form has been implied in any other possible way.
Anatomy doesn't nececcarily have to be completely drawn out, but can (again) be implied by close observation of where muscles and tendons overlap eachother.
Study 19th century drawings and paintings! You won't be able to do half of these things within 30min or 3hrs, so you might try to learn as much as possible from people who spent weeks studying one figure.
(I guess quick studies are great for learning how to sort of summarise the big shapes of the figure. And doing that well, requires alot of knowledge in anatomy. I see alot people here who sort of impose their knowledge on the model with an extensive set of predefined solutions for how to draw the knee, the arm, the torso, etc. They end up with good figures, but it's not nececcarily the figure you see before you. Which is not a bad thing, but it's at least a good thing to be aware of that fact.....)
Man, that was probably waaay to long and extensive. I keep doing this for some reason. If you read through all this shit, hope at least i was helpful...sort of...or at least that it made any/some sense.
I really like that first pencil sketch in your latest update, really looks great. Same goes for the rest, but the first one really stood out to me.
And then the painting in post #1241, I think you don't have to worry about the mood coming over, It's awesome. Really strong painting and mood.
Hey guys, thanks for crits, I need that kick in the arse!
wi2rd: I knew it! Because I see you recieved lots of his insane skills!
DeKal: Hey and welcome! Man, you're so right. I need to calm my monkey hands and focus more, thanks for that!
Kian: Cheers, brother! Really glad we have such a similar wave lenght!
Ghostbrush: Thanks buddy. No, unfortunately I won't be there.
AndreasM: Wow, that's some heavy and useful feedback! Thank you very much for that!
Teundeboer: Thanks a lot, glad it came across so well!
Hive_minD: Hey Chris, thank you very much. This Sketchbook loves you too, man!
Pyroclasm00: Wow, now that's a great compliment. Thank you kindly.
Spending my evenings with Bridgeman. Errr... Not like that..
Anyway, here is more of the studies.
Thanks for dropping by everyone!
P.S.: HAPPY BIRTHDAY zweiDee