Warm-ups, doodles while watching TV or talking on the phone etc. Mostly done with pencils, sometimes soft pastels. Sometimes quick works done directly in Photoshop/Painter. Enough "bla, bla", starting posting ^_^ comments and crits welcome =]
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...and some more digital - photoshop/painter/tablet
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very cool stuff.
i like the atmosphere of the one with the troll holding the heart.
the faces are allso a fav. keep it up Naka!
Some more digital sketches/concepts.
Some traditional and digital newest... and some older ones.
Aaaaaand animals ^_^ Because I've always lived with animals and in fact I'm animal scientist/breeder by education. These works were done with pencil or pencil pastels or soft pastels, all Derwent because I love the quality of their drawing products. They are pretty finished but still I put them in sketchbook area as I don't have enough courage to start a thread with finished works.
All from refs.
I feel like your talent is less than many other artists here (in terms of the level of realism and skill with anatomy) but at the same time I find your work very compelling (in terms of composition and style). Your cat pictures are much more realistic looking than you people pictures. All of your stuff is interesting. Please keep growing your sketchbook.
This is sketchbook - after you words I know I shouldn't post my finished works as they are really bad, even if i happen to write for some graphic magazines it must be a mistake. I'm old and most likely i will eventually turn to draw only animals as people - like you say, even if it is a sketchbook - are not my strong side.
Forgive me being like that, for last three months I had big problems, many decisions made without my agreement, many refusals from various publishers - at least now I know why. yet again - it is a sketchbook. I know I have no skills but I like drawing. If you want to see finished works please go to my website linked in my profile or to my dA gallery. But it's not a must.
people do many things to please themselves. I draw, paint, I am animals photographer. And strange feeling, but your comment made me feel like it is all worth doing still.
please change this statement "I'm not an artist."
you reached. great work.
Little update while I have a break from my current big project - Wild Africa, a series of digital paintings to be printed out on huge panels. Can't show even one pixel of them 8)
I miss spring... so I felt like painting this 1,5 hours landscape.
And a painting of frisian horse, reference used, done in Painter. Oh boy, I need to spend some time with horses soon
You've got some really good stuff in here. Don't get discouraged. I think you have more skill than you think you do. Right now what's probably throwing you off is that your stuff is a little hit or miss right now. Some of the stuff is quite good and some misses the mark by a little and is just okay (usually a problem with form. study the planes of the face and that should help).
But the hit or miss thing isn't a sign that your really nice ones are flukes, it just shows that you're in the middle of having your art jump up to the next level. A little more practice and you'll have more hits, less misses and then after awhile what you consider your very best work now will become your norm with an occasional piece that is dramatically better and you'll start the cycle all over again getting a little better every time.
On this one you've got a really ambitious view, but from this angle you lost the structure of the face, most notably the jaw line. You should be able to see the underside of the jaw from this angle. Give a quick check in an anatomy book and you'll understand.
This one is really nice. The gesture of the horse is spot on and so is the anatomy. You capture the shine of the coat really well too. The only problem I see is just in front of and above the hip the shading makes it look like there is a large dip in which doesn't make sense. Double check your reference on the shape and strength of that shadow.
This one is nice. I love the colors in the beak!
"This planet has - or rather had - a problem, which was this: most of the people on it were unhappy for pretty much of the time. Many solutions were suggested for this problem, but most of these were largely concerned with the movements of small green pieces of paper, which is odd because on the whole it wasn't the small green pieces of paper that were unhappy." -Douglas Adams
My goal: To get good enough to post in the Finally Finished Forum.
I dig your animals, especially the color pencil cats are inspiring.
I suggest you study some human anatomy, it's quite fun and you'll look at people in a different (creepy) way
- btw. realism is less of a talent than a "craft" (not an art) that can be learnt, at least I keep telling myself that. And being an artist is not necessarily something to be proud of either, so take this elitist sentence out of your sig
No time no post, been busy as hell but in between big works I found the time to loosen my brushes and made some sketches.
You have some very excellent pieces there, the portraits look great and so do the quick paintings. Keep up the good work