Jazzw - thank you very much!
K.I.D. - yes, im 18 Sometimes i regret that i'm not going to the art school, but here in my country it is better to choose some, you know, real job, not painting and stuff like that. Sooo... drawing is now my hobby, or should i say, passion maybe i could be a good artist learning on my own. Ihope..
matejkovacic - you are great! thank you very much for all advices! Yes, i i know about that 100% black&white..... but i must learn more about the colours in the future.
About the contrast.. well, i'm not using Photoshop, so i don't really understand what you mean
yes, I'm very happy for finishing that hellish school I was 3 years of math, physics, biology, polish, history etc and no art And now i'm drawing all days! And i'm happy with that
Now, here is my new wip - maybe it is 3-4 hours, or more? i dont know really... Its my first selportrait... from a mirror heheh, of course i'm much more attractive As always, i'm waiting for some C&C
Hey, I like your Paintings. It's all done in Ps isn't it?
Pretty impressive. Keep going...
Hello! The progress in here is amazing, these last digitals look much better now with more contrast.. and grats with finishing the exams!
Hey! Very nice portrait and a very nice subject!
If you are using Painter, set Effects/Tonal Control/Adjust Colors/Saturation -139
Look at the values if they are ok (if there are some very dark parts
in the picture and some very bright ones) If you think the value
balance is not ok, undo Adjust Colors (to have colors again) and correct what you think is necessary. Then check values again.
In the last post eyes are very well done, but hair could have some more darks
in it (very deep darks).
Enjoy painting and your free time!
overall good work! that selfportrait is lovely, i think it's the best of your works. i'm not sure, but you're doing a grayscale version first, and then you bring the color in, right? try seperating those two. do some grayscale studies on the one hand and some color studies on the other hand - start right away with colors. generally i would suggest you to do more life studies as they always help a lot. you're improving quickly, can't wait to see more.
thanks everyone for support! Now i have holiday and maybe i will post some photos of my drawings, so be patient
matejkovacic thanks but i'm using corel photo-paint
Image | Adjust | Desaturate
Desaturate is the function you'll have to find (whichever program
you use), to make the picture black&white and check the values.
When you see that the picture is washed or too dark, undo desaturate
and continue painting.
very, very old pic maybe 2004...
Awesome self portrait. Great to see you're improving.
Thats an interesting way to depict hair, on that very, very old drawing
Do you still experiment with drawing hair that way?
matejkovacic, thanks again now i understand
Ex Nihilo, yes, i like drawing hair that way... great fun here you are some other (also old) drawings with hair like that... Sorry for the poor quality, but it is only a photo. hope you like it.
Nice pics mahn. left shoulder is smaller than the right one on your last picture but I like the style of the face and hair. Are you using Ink?
yeah, i know.... anatomy is really bad in this two drawings, but they are sooooo old now i can do better usually i'm not using ink... only pencil. but ive found in my old drawings some funny ink sketches enjoy i guess they are from 2004/5...
And finally a can show you at last my real drawings from life here you go
so what do you think about that? again sorry for the quality really need c&c kisses for everyone! you are all great!
I like the sketches overall!
For the first one, I like the way he sits because it almost seems like he's a bored kid on a chair! Ha ha! I also like that expression on his face. Kind of sad!
I'm curious about the chair. Is it just there as a stylish background for him?? Or is it actually supporting him? If it's the latter, then IF the chair isn't meant to have odd arms, one is higher than the other. Also, I think his ear is a bit low. But for some reason it looks nice on him there! Lastly, his left and right forearms are different in size. Even with perspective in mind, the one of his left should look closer, I'm guessing!
As for the second drawing, I think you did quite nicely with the shading of materials! I'm not sure if the perspective on the big kettle (on the chair) is consistent with the rest of the picture's perspective, but really, that's about it for me! I like it!
Great stuff you have! It's a good idea that you're looking at different subjects like these!
JazzW, thanks! About 1st one... it was very quick sketch, about 30-45 min , model was a student of some art university.. and he said that we must learn how to draw quicklyThat day i made, i dont know, maybe 5 pieces like that. i is only a sketch so chair is unfinished.
Next one is my first still life ever... but im quite happy with that picture.
today sketches from my real sketchbook enjoy
Nice leg... studies It is good to give some feeling of hard
parts - like bones, too. Using some straighter lines.
The second paper of sketches shows some more uncertainty
of anatomy. There should be some knuckles on fingers.
Some lines are a bit too random. Some lines could also
be less hairy. Just draw one line from the beginning to the end.
I heard somewhere that one line gives more
certainty, than three binding around each other.
I don't know how much you studied anatomy, but this
sketches are overall very good. Keep drawing and keep
giving importance to details, to soft and hard lines.
i dig your art-nevaou hair and your life studies are real nice
one thing i noticed is that in the beginning you seem to avoid the digital hair ..i tend to do that too cause its a bitch to do haha. great improvement on that part anyways
hello i'm back
another old drawings i like them sorry for the poooooor quality...:/
and a very little progress in my newest drawing
Like the little-boy-Buddhist...colors work well. Good experimentation and tries at different coloring (my weakness). I think your line and ink work is your strength, some of the pieces lose their power when translated into color. Keep up the work and the posting!
Hi there!! It's been a while since I visited your SB! O_O
For the old pics, I like the ideas! Cool mermaid, I must say!
For the new drawing, the face is lovely! It's just the colouring, you could get it to stand out some more. To do that, you might want to try varying the colours that you use on the portrait! Add some hues like reds, even greens on the face, where those colours possibly fit! You seemed to do that with one portrait I saw!
See how a bit of colour helps here:
Okay, my example is crazy XD, but you get the idea. You don't have to use all those colours, but the use does help the fuzzy ball stand out! I used the colours from your portrait.
silvestri99 - thanks
JazzW - i'll try, but its soooo hard thanks for support :*
LexMedden - i work with Corel photo-paint and photoshop. thank you for stoping by in my sketchbook
today i came from my work ( it was horiible day...) about 10 PM and i was really sleepy But somehow i was able to draw for next 3 hours I should go to bed now
hope you like it. maybe you have some suggestions? pleeeease i need some advice
pose is from some magazine i found in my room
and sorry for my english again.. but i am soo tired and i cant think clearly
i like that picture i think its not sooo bad any suggestions?
I'm thinking about some background, but i dont know if i can do that:/
Hi! Nice work from reference. Try to be as close to the reference
as possible, so that you learn about light and shapes as much
as possible from nature. I think you should use darker,
almost black (deep brown, deep blue ...) tones
wherever necessary. Without them things look flat. Her arm, clothes ...
have therefor too small contrast between light and dark. This contrast
makes our eye understand the shape of things and so makes them
interesting. I made some quick redrawing for the example.
Last edited by matejkovacic; September 6th, 2007 at 06:13 AM.