hey james!really enjoy your consistancy and the variety of subjects in here - and that you constantly switch between traditional and digital. you're definetely on the right track - hogarth and brigdman studies are looking great and i really liked the face plane studies. some things look like you rush them a little, but you'll find your own tempo, i'm sure. great work! cheers,
hooray page 4,
stine-thanks alot ,yeh when i rush them it usaully when my brother pushes me of the pc or im too tired and just ya know...rush it
umm,more , digi saceship destroying town and a pencil i which io used ref for the face
fishspawn-thats suposed to be a spaceship,hmmm ,well yeh
more ,very bad phtos , i need a scanner ,the eyes on the faces are to big , i think the anatomy is the best thing.
james.edit:how do i get rid of the thumbnails ..they have come back
Yo, james, please get a scanner The camera is killing those drawing.
I like the enviro from post 185.
I'd like to see some digital value studies from you. Get a pic you like (figure, portrait, whatever), convert it to greyscale and do a study of it trying to get the values right. It's a really good practice.
To get rid of the clickable thumbs, simply attach the images using the manager, but don't use the tags after that, just leave them uploaded. That way, they'll appear at the bottom of the post with the attachment frame, not ideal but better than the thumbs.
Keep it up!
fishspawn-thanks,i will ,nag me more if i dont
fedeez-yeh i will ,thanks , i will do that ,and i am using the manager except on that last ine and they are still thumbnails?
well ,some paintings in acrylic ,and a brush pen man with small legs the curled up person has some anatomy problems (point them out please)and the face i was trying to use a more blobby style and more colour.
god dam you thumbnails and your thumbyness:@
Last enviro is looking good. It doesn't look to me like you're using your knowledge of anatomy when you doodle robots/knights/whatever. Draw the gesture, block it in, fill in your knowledge of anatomy, and THEN cover it with funky armor. That's the way you bring in realism.
Draw from life
Keep it up.
hey man that pencil in ur last post is looking pretty dam cool, from what i can see looks like a nice design would be good to see a better quality scan?
keep it up dude
Yay, we demand a better quality scan of that last pencil. It looks cool!
Value practice is great too. Listen to what fish said about using what you learn from referenced drawing in those drawn from imagination. That advice is golden.
Forth a better scan of the last pencil!!!
With that enviro of a small village, try placing the those houses more towards the mid ground, for me they tend to kill the scale of those mountain shapes (before I reach the houses with my eye, the cliffs feel pretty tall, then the houses kinda whack the scale out for me and I get a confused reading of how big the things are). Well that's just my take on it .
Keep up the paint stuff!
danny sketch-thanks-i will get one..
fedezz-lol , i will
rayk-,thanks, i will do that and try and convey a better sense of scale in my future enviroments
well did some more pencils in the same style ..hope you like(that shadow is my head)
they look better in real life .james.
fishspawn-thanks,i have done some but im uplodaing it tomorow..the pics are quite good (well i thought anyway)..
apple from life ,with texture ,and a strange gnome man
Awesome. I love the gnome! With the apple it seems that there should be more gradation between the green and red. I would also make the highight smaller and not textured, since its a smooth surface. A shadow would help too to ground it.
Keep it up, you're doing good.
YAY ,I GOT A SCANNER any tips ?
fishspawn-thanks, yeh your right so i did another one
soo.. gestures from school, brother at the pc , a man with a small left arm and another apple which i think looks better.
YAY you got a scanner! Congrats! Your scans look fine. Great. Your brother at the pc... should have a pc in it, otherwise he just looks weird. That apple is immensely better. Only crit for it is that the shadow doesn't seem to match perfectly, and its not dark enough. Keep it up, i can't wait to see your new scanned stuff!
Scanner time! Those apples look good, very noticeable improvement on the second one. Have you seen this thread? Cause it's totally cool... Keep developing that gnome thing, perhaps you could make up some kind of story and desing some other characters or enviroments related to him, I don't know, just thinking out loud...
Keep it up man!
For some reason, it looks like you're rushing through everything. The lines look sloppy and hold no substance for the picture you're trying to create. Slow down and make no more than 3 lines when you sketch. That should build up your confidence and accuracy when you sketch so you're not spending 45 minutes on something that should take 3-5 minutes.
Keep at it
fishspawn-yeh , thanks
fedezz-thanks,havent seen that thread before, i might ...
saikin-thanks for the crits ,3 lines!!!i will try it out,and i dont spend that long.
updates..guy with no legs and line drawing of a building(really wonky ) and some very quick anatomy.
Hey james, anatomy keeps getting better. Is the guy with no legs standing on his hands or floating or are those tendrils supporting him? Character needs more development or a background or something so i don't have to guess. With the building, those lines should all be parallel... it basically looks like you didn't try. Perhaps try some straight line excercises, just loosening your arm for more accurate strokes? When trying for a straight line (or any line really) you should be using your whole arm to draw, not your wrist.
Heh, that was kind of a rant... keep up the dailies.
fishspawn-thanks ,good point,i thin i need to do this with my characters in general .yeh thta building was really bad , idid it in school and wasnt really trying and it wasnt a rant , they were helpful crits
soo...acrylic man , added a background to that guy and some drawings with 3 lines..ohh and a rubish poartrait .