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So I finally pulled my guts together and am starting a Sketchbook. LOL.
I am right now trying to move more into the digital painting area so I would like some critique and maybe some tips/techniques would be awesome!
Info on me... hmmm
I'm 24, I've been drawing since I've been 10, I started using photoshop 6-8 years ago for blending graphics, and then moved to comic style coloring.
I have a tiny little wacom tablet intuos 3 and I use stock for reference.
Thanks in advance.
Last edited by LA-Fairy; March 23rd, 2011 at 11:21 AM. Reason: new page thumb
Pretty good for a first timer, but I think you could get better with practice.
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Here is a new one I made this afternoon. Not quite pleased with it, doesn't look as painted as I wanted it to be...
I am having a monitor issue that is nerving me...I see horizental stripes movng up on my screen. I already updated the driver for my screen .... any ideas what it may be?
Anyho, here is the Ian Somerhalder CG.
(Old image removed, was too big, replaced in below with smaller updted pic.)
Last edited by LA-Fairy; March 23rd, 2011 at 11:23 AM.
For that one, the eyes are way too small.
My advice is to flip all of the drawings that you have posted here; you may be very surprised, looking back at them.
If at first you do not succeed, try, try again.
^ Thanks, I edited it. Does it look better now?
I just read about flipping your art and I am trying to get a hang of it, just like saving a .psd file every 5 minutes.. Hopefully I can manage to do that. LOL
Here are some older sketches on paper and a new digi piece I did.
Thumbnails... please click. ( I need to learn to resize sktches before I upload anywhere!
Last edited by LA-Fairy; March 23rd, 2011 at 11:27 AM.
Ok, most of the images are nice and ok to certain extent, but the first image, the fairy, the thing that catches the eye is the pelvis part, the front looks really like the back side. The second image is very cool, the best shown so far. Keep up practicing, no rest! :-)
Time for an update.
out of darkness wip - this is a vampire, that I wanted to do a wall behind and have it all dark, then I added that pattern and now I dunno.
I used 3 different reference images for the body.. to see if the pose worked and where to put shadow. I think it may be too blue.
Speedpaint fae - something I did an hour ago
haydenwants - a promise I made.... don't ask
necromancer - for the weeks challenge. I am totally proud of that one. LOL
Things that annoy me lately, my legs look flat and my noses seem to big LOL
This is a character design, I did around eight, was really quick
From the same story, a fellow over at bb.org is kind enough to be my new male model LOL He is a sweet guy.
This I did sunday out of boredom, it has a tone of errors, I might fix in the next few maybe.
Marie antoinette for Chow.
calisto-lynn, thanks! I have neglected pencil work a bit since I picked up digital painting again... I have a few older pencils that I need to redo, so I am sure you'll see new pencil work here soon.
Thanks for stopping by
Here is a sketch I did of this lil scuplted deco piece I have.
I guess I could have flipped this before I uploaded it, sawwy.
Finally done. Everyone says something is off, but they can't put their fingers on it, but I am pretty happy with it.
But anyone see's what it is, please speak up!
She is a vampire, stepping out of darkness into darkness.
something I am working on right now.
The final piece of my marie antoinette chow piece.
This, I am very proud of. I worked for days on his face, and I love it now.
here is a thing I started a few weeks ago, it is in the critique center right now.
I edited this, now I like it.
Something I did out of boredom one sunday afternoon.
My newest baby, and I think perhaps my first poster?
it's mikey way from my chemical romance with misfits hair.
Not much new from me, trying to work on a new fairy piece.
Before I continue with this, how does the sketch look?
The back of the head needs to be bigger/wider or?
edit, I did this last night and colored it today for 2 hours.
still needs work, obviously.
Last edited by LA-Fairy; November 3rd, 2010 at 06:24 PM.
*salutes* Thank you!
here is some stuff out of my sketchbook.
ahhh I have thing for long necks when not using reference... someone spank it out of me. LOL
used reference,by senshistock.deviantart.com to be precise.
used a screencap for ref, but nothing for the hands.
This next one is older, but I still feel I should share it. Tho he has tiny hands, he can never eat a whopper...
and here are some wip's, some I have finished, others I never will finish as I have already started new ones.
I am here to spunk out the long neck issue from you.
Great batch of drawings, paintings, the first two drawings
are my favorite, the dragons a bit more exactly, they look real epic.
Otherwise, I like your style, I like much more your pencil
drawings than your digitals, but you are an ever improver,
so I guess everything will fall to its right place. Keep on
doing what you are doing. Cheers.
^ You wrote spunk..LOL. Love it LOL
I redid the face and head of an old chow entry, I'll redo the values of the body some other time.
a chow from a few weeks back. not happy with it.
a lil sketch, no reference..
a landscape speed paint. reference by www.frozenstocks.deviantart.com
You have some lovely men and gals up here. My advice though, is to put the digital drawings away for a bit and focus upon perfecting your form and whatnot first through pencil. Read Andrew Loomis, Read Bridgeman, Vilppu. Work on proportions too, as I also see some issues with that.
Anyways, good luck! Keep it up.
Here is something from last week, for an contest entry,
EDIT, here is one I finished today, took me 5 months and still not perfect, but I draw the line here, or else I will lose it.It's a tattoo commission for a friend, I will just let the artists take it from there to put it on skin.
Once upon a time, lived a Fairy in an enchanted forest,
Loved by all creatures for her helpful spirit dearest.
The fairy was fragile, gentle and beautiful.
In those woods lived a Forest Witch,
Old, mean and unmerciful.
When she learned, every creature who seek help went to the Fae,
The old witch realized in order to gain, she had to slay.
When she watched the young Fae glisten in doing well,
She knew, death was not enough, she needed to burn in hell.
She cursed the Fae with wings of Steel,
So every flutter she would feel,
For metal is a manmade thing,
And enchanted beings it will sting.
Everyone she touched, laid healing hands upon, got burned.
All the creatures ran from her, everywhere she turned.
Left alone, in the dark and in pain,
The witch had achieved what she tried to gain.
The Fairy left the woods in agony and fear,
For the cries in nightmares she remained to hear.
After walking days and nights, she laid down to rest.
When she awoke, a man attired in trousers, shoes and a vest,
In a offering manner, held out his hand.
Oh the Fairy cried, Don’t touch me Sire, you can’t!
My skin is blistering,
My touch bears suffering.
So please good sir, let me be, let me lie,
Rest upon this cold rock till I die.
His heart warmed as she looked into his soul, as he looked into her eyes.
Softly wrapped her in his cloak and lifted her up, against her cries.
Carried her to his castle, cared for her wound, scar and blister,
With the sparkle of her eyes, bend over and kissed her.
‘But how, this touch should have been fatal?’
‘I am a mortal, no harm can do me metal’.
Sword in hand, she wished for her wings to be cut off total,
So the heavy burden of metal wings was lifted, leaving her a mortal.
He vowed to love her even more and so the knot of marriage was tied,
And they lived happily until they died.
Last edited by LA-Fairy; March 8th, 2011 at 09:22 PM.
A one hour study I did of waterhouse... not too fond of the result, BUT I enjoyed the learning process!
And this is the backdrop (hopefully) of a promo image I am working on for a band.
And here are some new pics of my sketchbook, I need to learn to draw on both sides of a page.
Ref used for hayden
The pleasure is all mine! Thanks for stopping by here!
Yes, the start out one was hidious, I have a tread about it in the critique lounge. This one I am super happy with, I should get it printed as a poster.
this is a bday gift for an friend, it was a quick paint with reference from a screencap.
Yep, imagination is nice, just keep studying that boring traditional stuff that will lift your arr on whole new levels
To answer your reply on my sb:
Ye, my avatar is Ville Vallo I listen to HIM for more than 8 years
you like my pencils what about batsie ? :/
Hey hey, good to see you've started a sketchbook, I can already see improvements.
Some prity sound advice from other folks here, doing basic studies will def help you improve further. I think you would benifit most from studing perspective and proportions and also your lighting and values. I didnt realise until recently myself how important these things are until I reflected on my own work.
So yeah, in a nut shell, draw and paint basic stuff from life and try to capture that lighting and perspective, and also study anatomy and how to construct form for further improvement. Kinda boring stuff I know but it becomes addictive after a while and it will improve your drawing and painting greatly
Hope this helps, can't wait to see your progress.
Oh, and also some inspiring sketchbooks if you havnt seen them already-
Hey nice sketchbook, as someone already said, you should work with some fundamentals, that will surely make your entire artwork become better.
It seems that you know how to work with color and figures, but definitely getting some anatomy studies will tighten up what you already draw