Love the thread.
I like your hand studies! Lovely colors! keep it up! lets see some more creatures and imaginary worlds!
dernick: thanks man!
Odayga: rawrrr thanks
Metal Fingers: you are so adorable, thank you lol
teapo: maybe thanks bro
A MUST SEE documentary: Restrepo (2010).
i'm starting to hate loomis hands SO very MUCH!!!
although i am enjoying movie still studies from Lawrence of Arabia (1962).
.... oh, and another round of Beachbody Insanity started. let the endurance begin!!!
Nice paintings! no critiques here.. just keep it up
Loving the hard edges on the colours you've used, especially on the man riding a camel!
My Sketchbook!: http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=208454
My Blog!: http://james-collins.tumblr.com//
My Portfolio: http://james-collins.co.uk/
Since you've been doing all those hands, i'm going with a two thumbs up. Yes, i know how corny that sounds.
Parsakoira & Odayga & *Rena* & TheJackal: thanksssssssssss!
walnut: lol!!!! thanks for the thumbs now you can't draw hahahha
since i do not have a PS3 i will watch all of this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smafspwt1eA
dusted off my PS2 and spent far too long beating The Boss in MGS3. once i figured how to counter (hold O right when Snake grunts) i could beat her easily.
before that i finished Shadow of the Colossus. these games i left unfinished for over 5 years! ha ha ha ha! feels so good to complete them even though i forgot what the first 20 hours of game play involved. lol
more hands. boooooooooooooo hoohooo!
ryan: the sketches need to be scanned. there are many and still more with purple/red/orange/green/black pens that i found at a walmart. the pens only last about a couple pages before dying though. ugh! i need good reliable pens!
jimme. still working on how to fully render her. lots to do and understand. the colors are much different than from the photograph.
The painting of your lady friend is very well done
nice looking study so far matt :3 colors are always a challenge with certain photos. but so far it's a convincing study! and you just finally finished MGS3? i loved that last battle with The Boss! (especially when the Snake Eater song plays-- if you drag the fight out that long that is). never played shadow of the colossus but i really wanna get it when it's re-released on the PS3 before Last Guardian
keep up the studies dude!
Hey matt, I know I havent been here for a while.. Meh! Just wanted to stop by to say that the neon pieces are kicking ass! The B&W as well, keep it up!
dang, i better get my act together, look at you smashing out thoses studies. Very nice sir.
teapo: yes!! i don't have a ps3 so i'll just watch the youtube videos like i did with hard rain. i want to get silent hill 2 and beat that since i played sh3 and said i'd never play a sh game again. haha
Luckers: you are awesome, thanks bro
Jeremy Swan: haha thanks yeah you better or else...
study bump of Lawrence of Arabia (this is after his guide gets shot!).
i agree somewhat, but, it's really just contrast and edgework (especially with that last portrait). you have a good base, now it just needs to be pushed a little bit further, not from the pic, but from knowledge of the effects you want to produce. it's looking good, now just needs a bit of polishing.
ryanoir: haha thanks brotha
Sean McClain & purb36: thanks, i tend to shy from the polished look because i dislike it and i can't see the rhythm of the strokes after i cover them up with the smudge tool (must learn more on how to keep the beginning essence of my pieces). now when it's needed i will apply the time, but this is a study not a 50 hour piece. i will leave those to more dedicated concrete studies.
GTA's humble beginnings! 16 years ago... lol!!
2 min figure studies (poop) a 15 min color study (superpoop) of Hard Rain scene and maybe a CHoW (diarrheal and can you spot the rubix cube?).
the figure studies were giving me a hard time. evil evil figures! i hates thee! blahhh got to do more to get back into the flow. i'm so out of the loop, but they help a lot. which includes those stupid loomis baby hand studies i hate so very much. they suck, but help so much at leveling up.
Last edited by MattGamer; March 23rd, 2011 at 03:53 AM.
MattGamer: uhm your figures look rushed and like you weren't even concentrating. make sure to remember that. also your chow character has so many things wrong with it. from the color scheme to the skin color and more. maybe you should do longer figure studies or something.
lol damn matt. these are sick updates. i'm enjoying the looseness in your work lately-- even though they're studies i agree with you on things looking too polished. i'm not one for too polished work but then again i sway between liking to see the artist's hand and then also being refined XD. anyway, really love this last digital (is it a study or imagination?)
i also agree with matt's advice.. LOL?
you mistake my meaning, man. smudge tool skrudge tool. your foreground edges are too soft, which flattens out the picture. the contrast in the foreground is the same as the background, which flattens out the picture. i'm saying it needs to be MORE painterly, not more "photoshoppy". who CARES about going for the polished look...FORM, glorious form! you need more edge variety in places, more like the discowarrior (foreground vs background), not like the kitchen.
GREAT work with the hands.
matty, you know we love you.
teapo : it twas a study. thanks brotha
ryanoir: haha hope you vote thanks g dawg
purb36: haha yes i understand now. ugh i wish i was just awesome and didn't have to make all these dumb mistakes! i need that girl in the diner's power on Heroes. if i had good memory i could remember all the rules and never break one (unless i wanted to). thanks you awesome dude
i've yet to name him, but i shall now name him.... Taberah which means burning in Hebrew.
bahhhh i need to work it more. can't understand color much! must do little studies to figure it out. babhla;ksjdf;alsdfffdasf3rw2r3
Hey, I'm not an expert myself, but what's bothering me about the colours/values here, is that both figure and background are bright on top and on bottom and dark in the middle. Also so colours are too saturated in the shadow (head, arm, pants)...