Meatsworthy- thanks! glad you like em, gonna try out with some more brushes, shapes and sizes for my next one, just gotta finish some 3d, then il make some more.
I learn alot from looking at your paintings!
With Sargent's work I prefer to stay away from the portraits he paints like Madame X, there are a few of them in that style with too little lighting information. But it does still help with colors and structure. Do some more, his water colors are also amazing... I was thinking of doing some ink wash studies like Bojee.
Just thought I would quickly follow up with the mids -> accents -> highs question. You've got it right... first work the midtones in the light and shadow -> really darks, painting them back into light -> highlights. I can't work the way Sargent does (of course), I find myself putting in a highlight or two down early just to test the entire thing... it's a hard to see errors without the seeing the entirety.
mostly working with colors now and custom brushes.color theory is a pain in the... and I feel its hard to figure out basic rules to follow, If someone reading this, can point me in any direction/tutorials Id be most greatfull!
Humans have joined the decepticons who are mobilising a secret base in alaska, hoping to take out prime and his companions once and for all!!
Last edited by frostsnake; September 18th, 2006 at 06:46 PM.
kind of hard to know what to look for..
guidelines for miself.. for skin:
1red in shadows,and more saturation on edges
3highlights bright yellow
4reflect environment, so for a bright blue sky more blueish skincolor.
5red-orange complements bring out skin.green to blue.
Environs are getting better i guess, but I would like to draw some more character concepts.So need to get that anatomy stuff in place, having a hard time drawing hands, heads ..( mostly everything sux) so studies will be in focus for that, I tend to do more environment and color stuff when using tablet.
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About your characters... try to go for constructionlines on 'em... helps a whole lot! If you can get that bridgman book back from your brother or whoever took it you can use his theories about blocking in major shapes on a seperate layer... helps you visualize the forms and anatomy, and then you can go on rendering after you got that down.
great sb, really like where your style is going! not much to crit - maybe just be more careful of black, it tends to destroy easier than it builds. Try using it only to add some dark accents and give punch to the painting. Keep doing what you are doing and you'll go places!
demented- hey dude! thanks for the nice comment!
Im realy strugling to find right values, and use the right colors, I think more studies will help with it, studies are boring...the impatience takes over!
little update, dont know what the intention was..
didnt decide on a color palette in the beginning, so I was doing somestuff her e and something else there..
Last concept is sweet! The arm/leg of the rider looses some of it's definition, though... Could use some negative space between the lower arm and the leg. Dig the detailing on the shoulder and stuff! And about the construcion lines, yeah... I have a BIG tendency to dive into detailing and shit before having the structure down... I try to think about it when I draw or paint though...