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I think some crits are in order here, though these pics are fantastic, I noticed a few things that might be looked at.
In the fiigure studies, there are a few of the heads that are of, especially the one on the first page, the upper left. Also the lower right one on the girl page.
I think, apart from the things you mentioned about the personal piece, the fact is that she is so smooth, and the background so noisy, that it gets more interresting looking around the image, and not her. Also, keeping with a theme is important, so the hand guard should be reflected in some other bone articles on her gear. Also, keep in mind the different amount of reflection different surfaces gives. Some sweet sweet highlights could be good on the metal.
'Ne ways, I think it is hard to crit you, since you have gotten pretty insane, and I guess you are just gonna keep going
Huey Yeng: lol what can I say I love wes O and thanks for the crits too
BlackDelphin: Haha thank you! Don't join the others in the corner...go draw!!!
YihyoungLi : Thank you for the critique! I agree with you...it's something I've realised too...i can't create realistic lighting situations from my head..something I'm trying to focus on atm
Zord: Hey buddy when are ya coming back? hahaha :|
léJeanX3: Thank you! Your SB is really inspiring too
lolbbq: Ah thanks dude! And I did get the scholarship :X sorry for the confusion!
AmbientChroma: Thank you! You're Jason's friend Ayden right?
algenpfleger: Thanks Hannes...right back at cha!
soros: Thank you! yea....I actually love taking my time on a drawing/painting...one of the reasons I do it is to relax..
Theodora_romania: I turned 20 last month D: feelin a little older...haha
shyamshriram: Thanks shyam!!!!!
buddyjiang: Hey buddy! I wiiiill !!!!!!
Nettle_Mountain: haha hopefully! I need to do more again....I keep forgetting my hand studies :/
Farsh: Thanks dude...we should go get some burritos when you get back heheh
redrobot: Ah that's great!! Go draw them hands! I'll do some more of my own
Schapen: Thank you!
FraserMcT: Thank you I will
PHATandy: Hey dude! Heheh thanks man. And thanks for the crits. They weren't nitpicky! I need those kinda crits haha. And yea...my drawings tend to break down when I do contour/line stuff....somehow it doesn't click in my brain as well as tone/mass drawing D:
namechange: Thank you! I use charcoal pencil (mainly conte 2bs) and erm compressed charcoal sticks...3bs and 4bs
sketcheth: haha hope you are doing well bro...and thank you for all your support!
HolyBovine: Hey there fellow singaporean ! Thank you very much! You should come to one of our figure drawing sessions sometime Me and my mates have set up a long pose figure drawing thing over here http://sglifedrawing.blogspot.com/
Kan Muftić: hahahah thank you very much! Your work is really great too Thanks for the crits and encouragement
Icecold: heheh. Thanks for the scanning advice...I think I've finally managed to get some decent scans...
hunchback: Thanks for the crits in my defense though some of the pictures I studied from didn't have faces haha...they were just silhouette drawings from some book...
Koto: I'm glad you like 'em
Kambei Shimada: Thanks!
AndreasM: haha...and I need to improve some more D:
llex_paul: Thank you!
teapo: thank you..will do!
bumskee: Min! Thank you very much Sir! And please keep being an inspiration for me and everyone else out there
kojot: Yes! Best decision in my artistic "career" so far. The school really gave me the boost I needed.
UrbanHermit: Ah Thank you! I hope you will! And I think I should turn my focus to something else besides colour for the time being haha
domo arigato: Hey domo! I hope you received my reply? Draw like me? haha I should be drawing like you You're tooo good!
Fetsch: why, thank you very much!
Mischeviouslittleelf: Hey there! Those are some really good crits! Thanks a lot dude!! I'm honoured! Crits and encouragement coming from somebody of your caliber really means a lot! Cheers!
Here's some junk...I've really been bouncing around a lot lately...kinda wandering in the dark...lost...
Messing around with pen and brush pen...
Some charcoal figure studies...me and my mates started our own figure drawing long pose sessions here in singapore....imo the best one there is! haha and also as far as I know, the only long pose drawing sessions in Singapore...so any of you Singaporeans out there should check us out! http://sglifedrawing.blogspot.com/
Also shows how rusty I am drawing with charcoal...haven't done it in 5-6 months now? wow time fliessss.....ah at least we finally managed to get our own long pose life drawing sessions up and running here...
Tried out doing digital life painting too for the first time at our sessions...
Figure studies from photos concentrating on structure and construction
More figure studies...trying to focus more on contour and gesture in line
Brainpoops...DanC inspired lines in there...just evidence that I suck at drawing in lines
More figures from imagination in line...this exaggerated figure construction seems to make more sense in my head as opposed to contour stuff...need to work on more hands
Photo Study...bleh...kinda questioning the point of doing these...I think my problem is that I train my "eye" way more then I train my head...
Random generic speedy...I nicked m@.'s colour schemes and brushes to do this haha. I figured it was something else I needed to work on. The way he describes lighting conditions and atmosphere. I've been thinking a lot about getting that cinematic moody look into my work too...
Chow entry...kinda rushed and it shows...
wips...started in line..but I hate what the lines do to the colours when I use a multiply layer....
WIP...got bored of it though. My friend was supposed to work on something with a post apocalyptic theme too but i guess he was too busy haha
Some perspective junk..just messing around. Inspired by the incredible bumskee and the talented PHATandy
yea...I've been a mess haha. I actually lose sleep thinking about all the things I need to know and learn within art. Drawing from observation/imagination....in line or tone&mass? Doing it as contour or construction? I've been reading a bunch of books on art theory/perspective/anatomy/composition too. Sometimes I feel my brain could explode. There's a vast amount of knowledge we artists need to have.
Trying to find a balance between studying...personal work and feeding my imagination by reading books/manga etc...watching movies/anime... After all I wise man once told me, "Art isn't life. Art is the expression of life". Which kinda made me realise that I needed to do other things too besides just drawing and painting.
I've kinda been neglecting my pencil and sketchbook work too. I think I'll concentrate on that for a bit...working in line is what I feel I'm the weakest at right now...That's something else that's really bugging me! Keeping up my proficiency within different mediums...need to do more oil paints and gouache stuff too. Hopefully soon.
Alright, alright enough of reading my whiny sob story...
I probably think too much aye? haha
I should shut up and drawww....
Last edited by mc2mc2; May 10th, 2010 at 11:38 AM.
the body studies are really useful, have a lot to learn from them.
cool to see you´re touching different subjects and techniques, and i feel quite identified with your last manifest. sometimes we have to stop drawing and enjoy many other things to absorb and mature the artistic knowledge.
keep doing good man
holy sh~ man! you've been working hard lately. i'm loving the study dump and all those figures. clean lines and everying! hehe i noticed the astro boy doodle on one of your pages (nice!) such motivation. I will have to study twice as hard now~! keep it up mc2!
I really dig the way you render, you make it seem so easy. How long did that photo study take?
Hey man this stuff is super awesome.
About the rushed CHOW... it shows, that its rushed but you can definitely learn from that for sure. Just looking at the sketch stage shows you didnt go to far into sorting out all your figures and constructing it all, so the pay off is lessened. Its a lesson to us all that A LOT happens in the earlier stages. Your can draw figures REALLY well, so dont skimp on drawing and working them out early on.
Which reminds me, your figure studiesand gestures are amazing, even your 'crappy' doodles are still real awesome.
Im SUPER flattered, I really am, that I inspired you to work on some perspective stuff, and thanks for the link. Its really appreciated. It looks good too - the more insane, the more youll learn. Getting into the nitty gritty of picking through hundreds of lines and vanishing points will really help you understand whats going - but it looks like you have a pretty decent grasp already.
With regards to studying different things, i guess you should just do your best to make sure your 'in-touch' with those other subject areas. Pick a weakness and then work on it for a while. Obviously youve got a core area of your figure work, But maybe pick a secondary area and blast it. I think you learn more if you do it in a batch for a while. Like do a weeks worth on a secondary subject. Spreading yourself puts a lot of time between batches of similar work, so you might forget stuff between them.
Hope this is insightful dude!
I really love your drawings and figures, the clothed figures are really well drawn.
Nothing can go wrong if you just keep going!!!
Last edited by PHATandy; June 1st, 2010 at 07:09 PM.
great studies man, you're killing those figures, really awesome output of effort.
Holy crap man you've been seriously killing it o_O
Awesome stuff, maybe try to not focus on appearances too much (lines etc)... well it might be that I just say that because I wasted too much time on it but structure is way more important than loose lines... I believe... argh whatever man just keep drawing! Stuff's looking awesome!
Truly wonderful stuff man!
This is a really inspiring thread you have here!! Thanks so much for that!! Such dedication and (having just checked pg. 1) such improvement too!
Damn this is one motivating thread!
Also just realised that you're only about a month older than me, now that's got me even more motivated!
Loving those digital studies on the last pages!
Quick question on the charcoal studies, are you using any erasers etc to lift highlights or are you just being careful from the start?
Once again, phenomenal work and thanks for sharing!!
Last edited by MacTire; May 11th, 2010 at 12:27 PM.
Well you can be sure i have a little wacom atelier in my little dark corner, where i keep at it heheh
I like the way you did those figures, and the other finished work.
That photo study has nice texture and blending
Nice work man, you are really pushing your self. To me, these kinds of threads are the reason why I still come back to the sketchbook section, its simply inspiring to see that others are working hard.
As far as the whole line beauty issue goes...
Im starting to see it as a design problem that is easier to solve through hard earned understanding of mass and form. Simplicity in execution can be regarded as a unified design statement and i think that applies to any subject.
Did that make any sense? In any case, keep posting
Beautiful portrait non-the-less. And you've done amazingly well for only immersing 2 terms. You've picked up the info quickly and you are showing great skill in figure work, my friend.
Sometimes the transition of life design to concept out of your head creations has a few bumps, but you'll find the commonalty in the process of just drawing. I studied under Eric briefly in late 2007. Was a far drive for me and my car was not in the best shape. You really should swing over to Glen's class one day. Currently the closest source to the Reilly approach. As you may know, Glen taught Jeff. I actually remember Jeff in the class I began in. He was one of the very advanced students at the time.
Congratulations on winning a scholarship! Hope you're able to take advantage of it and propel yourself far.
Very kind of you to reference my thread. Thank you and I'm appreciative as your skills are quite up there.
At the pace and discipline your going in, you'll get whatever you're striving for. I can see that.
Oh My God.
You're a badass.
wooowwzzaa ! update!
ok, uhmm, first one is awesome, second one is awesome, third one is awesome, [...] last one is awesome.
great to see you varying themes like this, it's totally the right way to improve and broaden your imagination skills. and shut up about those line drawings, they look sweet. i especially love that crouching devil hehe.
way to go mate! getttupppaaaaa!!
WOW! Thats awesome work and lots of it in here ... and I absolutely love your traditional style!
Keep it up
I'm impressed great SB
man do you know something about Feng Zhu School of Design? I'm considering studying there. I already asked this to someone else from singapore but looks like he/she is not responding... :/
anyway keep it up
Last edited by andres333; June 14th, 2010 at 11:28 PM.
Holy freakin´ cow! Your sketchbook is absolutely awesome, man! Your skills are amazing.
Your last perspective drawing is pretty intense. How long did that take you? Yea I've been realizing that art can't be my life either. I start getting too obsessed about it and then it ends up getting me depressed for some reason. I decided to take things a little bit slower so I can comprehend things better. Great sketchbook though. Keep it up.
Awesome lines you got here! I'm really impressed.
I have a small suggestion for you. If you wnat to loosen up your work, do alot of speedies ( some of them can serve as a base for future illustartions ) Also try messing around with chaos, find shape in random blobs and see where it takes you. Cheers friend!