Hey great stuff atlantik! Keep going with the studies of anatomy! Do as much life drawing as you can. Nice work overall, but your stuff all seems to be a little stiff. Try drawing through the forms and really focus on implied geometries. Keep it up!
Getting better! Update more often and try some figure sketches
Hey, some cool heads My favorite is the second one (from above), you got the perspective very good and it has an evil touch. Looks like the perfect head for a villain
The head under it with the profile view looks good too.
The other heads have some problems and are a bit off. Be careful and focus more on the construction lines so this is no big deal.
Oh and this head on the very left side in the middle looks cool too.
This captain america guy would look funny with colors!
Keep it up and I'm looking forward to our next topic!
Nice heads~ I like how you vary line and contrast in them. Keep up the good work
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Here is the second topic : "3 or 5 characters from popular anime" (these topics are created from me and GunTrouver, we both draw from one topic in different threads )
First character - LIN from King of Fighters
Last edited by Peter Berkovski; July 8th, 2007 at 12:21 PM.
Hey Atlantik, glad you liked my SB, just stopping by to say thanks and check your stuff out.
Overall I like what you got going here, nice and clean! Watch out for features slipping around your faces though, I notice your 3/4 views have noses and far eyes that aren't in the right place. Also I think someone else mentioned it, but some stuff seems kinda stiff. I don't know if you use a lightbox at the moment, but drawing very loosely and messily then lightboxing over it really injects some life into your drawings.
looking good your last update,pretty clean lines.
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Ok, guys, topic No.3 already begin, the new topic is 50 gestures for one week.The point is every gesture each to be drawed for max. 2 min. but i do mine a little more These topics are created by me and my mate GunTrouver.You can see his stuffs by clicking here ---->GunTrouver
ok, here are first two pages from my gesture practice:
To be continued.......
I don't really care for your colored stuff but the sketches are pretty groovy. Some line weight might help though!
For your colored stuff... do you have the pressure sensitivity options on photoshop set? If not coloring your stuff will be alot harder.
Very nice sketchbook. Nice anatomy studies.
Hey my friend, I'm very sorry that I didn't upload my thread yesterday but I haven't finished the 50 gestures yet ( I think 15 left...) and I met with a friend and watched a movie, so I was quiet busy. But I'll strat with the rest of the gestures now and after that I'll upload them in once to my thread!
Can't wait to see your other 43 Looks good so far...
I heard it can be a real pain to find if you are using photoshop elements.
If you aren't using elements this is a great tutorial. it teaches how to turn on pressure sensitivity and has some tips for brush settings-
@Gun - thanks my friend for this coment i appreciated it and i should hurry with my gesture drawing, i think can finish it these days
@ShiroNami - Thank you so much for that advice buddy, i appreciated that too and it's very helpful for me, and thanks for the tutorials link it's great resource
Nice start. I like the fat boy. Keep those anatomy studies coming!
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Hey, you're coming along! Watch the size of your heads, they are noticeably too small. Good try with the watercolours, they are a hard medium to work with because they tend to go very murky very quickly! Keep studying and practicing, and thanks for visiting my sketchbook mate!
Hey Nice stuff you have. Drawing gestures is very good practice. But what comes out at me is that they don't look very gestural. In gesture drawing you're supposed to draw as fast as you can. It looks like you've restated some lines numerous times. The essence of gesture drawing is not so much in accuracy, but conveying the motion and mood of the figure in as short a time as possible. Try to go with a more loose and flowing line and try changing the lineweight a bit.
And, as monstertree said, watch the size of the heads.
The landscape painting looks like an initial colour lay-in. It's a good start If you want to push it further, try increasing the contrast in the foreground.
I'm glad to see you working with the watercolors. Here's my starter tips: Have fun with the color, don't be afraid to use a blow-dryer (I blow-dry very, very often), always use good paper (and tape it down), and use a bigger brush than you think you should use.
I think landscapes are tough until you're used to them. They have their own rules. In general, I try to think of them in terms of layered zones or planes. Keep the distance in low contrast (edges are ok, just keep the value contrast subtle). Atmospheric perspective is crucial when portraying a deep landscape. Be sure to play up the light and the shadows in the mid-ground and especially the foreground. And, be careful when working from reference because one usually needs to change things around a bit -- don't let your major shapes become too uniform. Also, when working from a color reference it's very useful to look at it in b&w to check your values. If you're not used to working with color, the hue and intensity can be very distracting. For this reason I put a digital camera in b&w mode and look at my own work in the viewfinder, without snapping the photo. I just look through the view-finder. If your composition is good and you nail the values, you're 90% there.
Regarding this landscape in particular, I like the cool colors with limited use of warms and he way you handled the distant mountains. Remember to keep control of each brushstroke in the foreground. You want to avoid a marker-line effect, but I know that can come from using the wrong sort of paper.
I'm looking forward to more!