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Yeh life sketches are good , water colour to , dont be afraid to go wild on values, also dont use black for shadows but use a dark colour or two oposite colours mixed.
keep it up.james
Me likes the girl profile from the life drawings. I suck at watercolours, the only advice I could give you is that you have to be as bold as you can with them. Try using the broadest strokes possible.
Keep it up!
Fishspawn: どうもー！That was my 4th time using water colours, so I'm still playing around with them.
guitarjames: Ok I see, thanks for the advice. I'm still in the stage of playing around with water colour
Well I bought Cotman water colours - sketchers pocket box today, so will have more water colours later (I've been told hard stuff is better then tubed and also (windsor and newton made) cotman is better quilaty then reeves). So that's going to be an interesting one to see.
Today is more tormenting of civilians with my sketching!
Last edited by paberu; December 23rd, 2006 at 09:32 PM.
lol i like the naratives, the woman on the bench is my fav .(probably cause she stayed still the longest.)The blocks of colour would be better for sketching with ,saves having to carry somthing to mix on,and i had a go and they were defanitley better.With water colours use light first then put in the darker values ,thats what i do anyway.
keep it up .james
I know next to nothing about watercolors, so i cant help you there :/ Life gestures are looking good, try to focus on the energy of the pose (i.e. the spine) and the emotion in the person, above detail. I like the narrative as well, makes it entertaining My figure class is almost over, so soon i'll be rocking the enviros with you
Dtemp: Sure will!
guitarjames: Thanks for the advice.
Fishspawn: Ahh okay, looking forward to your enviros.
Jens: Thanks man, gonna get more enviros happening soon.
Well I have a presentation tomorrow, so hence the lack of commenting in your sb's. Also lack of good stuff to update with. I'll pop into your sb's tomorrow when I get home.
Well todays civilian art terrorism.
Last edited by paberu; December 23rd, 2006 at 09:37 PM.
I like your bus stop sketches. I would recommend paying more attention to the overall lines of the figure, try to capture it in your mind. I know it's hard to draw when people are moving [and making death threats to you to stop drawing].
Oh, and try to leave more random white spaces in the watercolour - the paper is meant to "breathe" through the paint. Otherwise it's like plastic wrap covering the page.
The flying rock will be good.The clouds seem a bit stiff, not placed randomly enoguh looks as if they are closing in on the rock.Like the bus sketches.
keep it up .james
Kaoru: Ahh thank you!! No one has made death threats yet XD. I just get certain looks some times, which make me write those comments in my moleskine.
guitarjames: Thanks man!
Ok, I'm bad... I didn't update yesterday although I did draw something. Was SUPER tied and had no energy left to scan it in and upload.
However much updates today!
Just a water colour practice on a drawing I did yesterday to warm up:
A present for certain some one (more water colour)
Umm a photo I took of my desk and photochopped XD (was really relaxing and fun)
Last edited by paberu; December 23rd, 2006 at 09:53 PM.
hey, that rock turned out good,oce again you could off pushed the values in the first one and getting a background in there.Supose it was a warm up but still.Desk is looking nice and tidy what are you using for a palette?
keep it up .james
Hey rayk, i really like the floading island. On the top one, keep the background desaturated a bit so it looks farther away, and maybe make the front darker. (i know you know this, but its hard to think about when working with a new medium, so i'm just reminding you to) Keep up the good work.
I really like how that floating stone turned out. just gonna repeat myself here, try using a wider brush for the background sky. And some more colour variation there could help.
Keep it up, your headed the right way!
guitarjames: Disposable paper palette - it's 50 gsm paper that's in a shape of a pallet and wax coated.
Fishspawn: Yep! Water is a bit harder as you can't make anything lighter.
fedezz: Yeah, I don't really have a wider/bigger brush (gonna buy one)
Ok another enviro, coloured with water. I want to see if I can work some digital on top of it too!
Last edited by paberu; December 24th, 2006 at 12:04 AM.
Very good updates from my last visit! I like your enviroment pices, the last one is particular, I like it!
wow!! your watercolor environments remind me of hayao miyazaki films. i want to see more^^
"There is neither good nor bad, only you make it so." -William Shakespeare
that last one is great,Try adding in some pure black to make it pop a bit more, that watercolour colud turn out good , just spend some more time and add in the texture and details.
keep it up .james
Looking good, cranking out work. I'd say the floating land images are the strongest. You need to develop your value depth it seems. In that last copic post, if you use you darkest darks in the sahdows of the foreground rocks, it would pop it considerably. Love the castle.
Dreamworker: Hey thanks man! I'm glad there is some sort of change happening in my work.
Burnt: Thank you, I'm going to keep pushing the water colours (thing is I learned to colour digitally so it's good to learn a trad way too).
guitarjames: Ok, just being my over protective self and not wanting to wreck the work by misplacing a dark value. Where's my ctrl + z????
Blue Severin: Seems values is my all around problem huh. Pencils too .
Thanks everyone for the great feedback! I'm currently doing an intensive course of japanese (13 week course done in 5), so hence the lack of my presence with the comments in your sb's. Very sorry!
Another copic enviro. Yay I put a character in it. Scanner botched it a tiny bit (ok, promise no more excuses).
Last edited by paberu; December 24th, 2006 at 12:08 AM.
wow. I'm digging your environments. I love that last one and the tree. keep em coming!! lol. and good luck with the class.
Copics are looking good. Values are still a bit jumpy, but the (value) range of that media is really helping you. Try to translate that to your pencils.
Keep it up!
fedezz: Yeah copics are great for values, will do my best to get pencil same ability.
guitarjames: Oh, ok thanks!
Fishspawn: More people from life coming up
Out of my moleskine
wip of the collab
Last edited by paberu; December 24th, 2006 at 12:30 AM.
Great stuff, your jungle scenes always have a Secret of Mana kind of feel to them, it'd be cool to see you do a little more with your characters visually, like some armor pieces to give them bulk.