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Hello guys! just wanted to ask. Which is better for coloring, clay pastels or water pastels? I use both of them at some design at the office and I apply them both to to different projects but the same content. I am bit confused because I get different kinds of comments from our boss.
Wish I could write a novel for you but I need to study or I will fail... lol
Just checked this out, haven't had much time recently.
Gotta say, awesome on the new mindset they you've gotten yourself. I think something seems to be "clicking" with your work, and it's improving like mad.
I don't know what you think of your one work, but you've always been and will always be one of my biggest inspirations. Your work is MAD and you've got crazy creativity.
Your gonna have one amazing future, I just glad I'll be able to watch you grow towards it
More stuff to come. I've been struggling with getting the reigns back around my own neck. Here goes...
Just a few. Thanks for the kind words, all of you. It means tons. If I responded to you all individually I'd just be saying thank you over and over again. Seriously. It means a lot. *salutes*
For now, just more drawings.
This last one was something I did for an illustration elective class I'm in right now. A editorial illustration for an article about work/life balance.
That last illustration is beautiful Eric! So is that pink cast painting on the previous page. Gorgeous colours!!
I'm really happy for you man...you're growing tonnes.
Here's a tiny crit just so that I don't make another useless post.
I think the heads on the figures on the first 2 pages could come down in size just a tad. MAJOR NITPICK hahaha.
Keep it up, you're doing great
loving the mythology characters, your line work is like A+ material man
the illustration is awesome too, I love how you just went...illustrator? vector? whats that? I'll paint it! haha
PS: I can not stress this enough, if you dont get on gtalk soon I'm gonna start harassing you on facebook
PPS: I watched the Assassin's creed animation you worked on, great job man!
Matt: Hey, coming from you, that means a lot sir, thanks for the push! I'll watch the heads on my figures!
DANKA: thank you sir!
Allan: Haha, yeah, for some reason I have a lot of fun doing that vectory stuff, but I don't know illustrator so I do it in painter...so it's not a vector...I just make it really complicated for myself, honestly.
I promise I'll get on gtalk or something! We should just skype some time or something.
spring equinox in KC means 6 or so inches of snow this year. Oh irony. Spring break ends tomorrow. Bleh. I want to change things around on this sb, it's gone stale for too long. I've got to prove that I want to change things up through action though, this talk business means nothing. I'm going to go for daily posts. Yikes.
Last edited by sketcheth; March 23rd, 2010 at 12:33 AM.
fok man awesome work going on in your sb! waiting for more !!
yur lines are beautiful. I could almost go under this bridge.
That editorial illo is ILL-O! Hehe. Love the subtle expression of the guy and the concept behind it is really creative.
Love your linework! I also saw your the AC fan-film you worked on. Awesome stuff! It rocked my sawks off.
Yay for daily posts! Nothing else I can say except you make me work harder!
P:That's right, doin' the daily dance.
Epickey: Cool, more shall come!
DHTenshi: Appreciate the kind words!
danlucas: Thanks man, wow, that drawing's an oldie now.
Eddieee: Well thanks for stopping by, I'll try not to disappoint!
Here's what I've decided: I need to learn, and I've witnessed the many different efficient ways you can learn on this forum, and I know that the most important part is to love what you do fully and completely. Without passion, your work is empty, your creativity will dry up and you'll be without fulfillment. I also know practice makes perfect. So I need to try my best to fuse these principles and learn.
Let me start off by saying for anyone who wants to take the time, give me some criticism. I'm slowly but surely picking apart the way I draw figures and the way I paint and I'm developing my own daily exercises to develop. Right now, this means a few different things.
-Drawing/painting from life.
-Analytical studies of the figure (and eventually things like perspective, etc.)
-Applying the knowledge accumulated in drawings and paintings from my imagination. I think that is one of my weakest points right now and I need to get myself into the mode of always learning and applying my knowledge.
So here we go.
Did some oil painting today, but I didn't have a camera handy to photograph 'em. So here are my things.
studies and imagined arms and their muscly parts.
As much as it pains me to post this, I'd like to as a frame of reference for me to improve from...ehhh...
Aaand a still life.
Lesson learned: imagining skin tones is reeaaally hard. Practice.
Fantastic SB love your pencil work, have to go back throught 35 pages now.
Yay!!! Welcome back sir.
I've been doing dailies myself...
We'll keep bouncing off of each other like we used to lol :3
Anyway, here's the thought I have for you.
Continue with your muscle studies like above, and for your imagining skin tones... here's a good way to test without looking at pic ref and stuff. Look at your arm, look back at the screen, etc. It might help to get some base of ref for your pieces.
I think we both need to start getting a little more in depth again with digi
Anyway, hope to talk to you soon sir.
dig your insight man im im tottaly with you on that
you have a very inspiring sktchbook here
always enjoy seeing your new updates
have a good one
till next time
sketchbook updated October 6th
Mitzeorry to put you through all of that. Thanks for stopping by!
Mat: Long time no see, dude! I will heed your advice in the future and use it as much as I can.
Jamie: Thanks for the feedback. Man, it's been too long! Hope you've been doing well!
James: Thanks James, I really dig your comment. I'll keep it coming. Thanks for stopping by the ol' sketchbook.
I'm back for more! Though I really don't feel like I took any of this as far as I could have, but I guess I need more actual time before I can do that.
So today for the life drawing I perched out on the retaining wall of the backyard of my apartment and sketched out beyond Wallgreens. Oh, the breathtaking vista that is Kansas City. Anyways. For today's studies I just did life drawings of this skull my girlfriend bought for me for my birthday. It's proportions are really nice but there are places where it looses some detail, so it was a little bit of filling in, but still responding to what I see. Plus some imagination drawing/char design.
Bouguereau, Bouguereau, Bouguereau. How I long to paint like thee. In that little pencil sketch there's a figure appropriated from one of his paintings and also the study...such complicated skin tones. Twas the best I could do in 40 minutes.
These posts are turning into journal entries and I'm not necessarily sure that's a good thing. I guess it's only good if it supports my learning, which it might if it can inform the critiques that you guys so kindly give. Maybe the work should speak for itself. Meh.
Thanks for all the feedback guys!
Hawt! Loving it dude, keep this up and I will start tonight, promise. Daily updates forevaaaaah. Or for a decently long time, something like that .
Really, you're kicking ass. Do the imagination paintings too, I thought the painting of the girl torso from your head wasn't shabby at all, in fact the tones looked pretty nice, you need to do more of them to get better though so don't shy away!
Looks like you know what you are doing in here!
Would love to see some more polished pieces (Not necessarily more realistic, just more polished). Awesome stuff. The most recent colour study is beautiful. Nice job.
dr. popcorn: Thanks, I put a lot of work into the concept and followthrough and I'm pleased with the result, glad you like it too!
LostFayth: Me too! Haha! Thanks for not losing faith.
lilnebo: Yesss! I know! The imagination stuff is what it's all about. I'm unfortunately using my imagination juices on a bunch of freelance stuff right now, so I can't. D: I will have more freed up soon, though. Please be patient!
Connor: Thanks man, and you'd better! Painting from the head is hard! I think I'm going to do more of it traditionally first, and use that to influence my digital work. I ultimately want my digital stuff to mimic traditional, ya know? We should talk again soon!
FraserMcT: Thanks a bunch, my revival is in the early stages, but more color works are definitely on their way.
So these may lack gusto a little bit, but Wednesday is my most intense class day of the week, so I couldn't do much of this until this evening. So I've got the imagination doodles...eh...some torso studying from Hogarth and then a reeaaally crappy cell phone photo of a little plein air painting I did earlier today. I'll take a better photo and repost, or just scan when it's dry? Finally, this is something I forgot to post earlier, it's a acrylic/guaablahoauouache painting, abotu 9"x12" that I did for an illustration project of redoing a children's book cover, or making one up. I've been dying to stick some robots in classic fairytales like this. It's not the greatest and some parts are unclear, like the jet black goose under Jackbot's arm, but it was fun to try the new media like this. Next time, I'll paint larger for sure. I don't likehaving to be so fidgety.
I'm being long-winded again, thanks for the response folks, see you tomorrow.