Kungfoowiz: Thanks man yeah I really wanna improve >D and thanks for the suggestions, it doesn't really matter that no one voted for it, I learned a ton doing that. I'll be dropping by your sb soon I hope
p sage: thanks though I'm still struggling with rendering stuff...as for eyeballing..well of course that's faster. However the best way to get good at eyeballing is by studying diligently the technical rigid principles, it's a matter of know the rules and then break the rules.
hummel1dane: haha oh nonono me leonardo?? I don't believe that for a whole second..just hope the master didn't hear you...
Cold: Glad to see you again Cristian Good point! eyeballing as a way of learning hasn't worked for me either, back then when I was 13 or so I thought I could skip some principles, fortunately after years of frustration I realized that mastering the fundamentals is what really matters. However, I believe eyeballing has its place, but only if you have already mastered the theory, because if you haven't, you don't really have any parameters to compare how accurate your estimations are.
Indeed, color and value relativity are two of the aspects in which our eyes will play us lots of tricks, without foundation we just fall victims to it, but with foundation we trick the viewer NOT ourselves.
Currently I just wanna have as much control as I can over my studies, I'll be skipping steps and making estimations only when I consider that I have a solid grasp of the fundamentals, till then..and I quote you here "Theory,theory and more theory"
Cranberry: oh yeah? I actually thought it turned out pretty good hehe, though as I was reading some James Gurney's notes I spot some issues myself regarding the way the texture has been handled, turns out it's not so visible in the shadow side, and where it manifests the most is in the halftone, I'll keep that in mind for the next time I use a texture...
p sage:ah great that's exactly what I thought you meant
Aryeh: Thanks man it means a lot to me
Portrait study after Erick Gist
another one before going to sleep
This is all really inspiring and I wish I was just half as good! -and I'm amazed with your light... experiments?...Studies?
How do you do it? (Sorry if it's already answered somewhere and I missed it) -Especially if you are using real life references you build/ set up yourself?
But thanks for sharing
Trixtar: lol what do u mean with how do I do it? it's just a bunch of studies
p sage: hahaha what a coincidence I'm posting stuff before going to sleep again..guess u're right
So as a preparation for the International Self-Portrait Day, I spent an afternoon doing a review of head and neck anatomy, and head construction, and of course extrapolating those concepts into studies of my own head. I'm also including my entry for this year My birthday is within 2 days so I'm gonna take this as my own birthday present ^_^
p sage: Woah thank you so much for the constant support .Yeah well...Ron Lemen is a master, I feel flattered by the sole fact of being mentioned in the same sentence.
So I just turned a couple of mindless random sketches into a shitty illustration
You have some pretty cool studies here. I think you are making great progress! I like how you are taking the time to really study the figure "in space" so you can understand how to translate that to a flat 2D image and make it appear 3 dimensional.
As you study, take special note of how angles relate to each other across the face/figure. Such as how the jaw line relates to the angle of the top of the head. These angles will help you see if your drawing is too narrow or too wide in certain areas as well as identify the unique characteristics that make an individual look like themselves (and not a stranger).
You are already doing a great job, keep it up! Oh, I especially like your self portrait! Great expression.
The construction on those faces are looking good and nice self portrait!
p sage: what are you talking about? D: I wasn't kidding at all
NiyanaMae, focus_light, kidult: thank you guys
Sooo I have no artwork to post..I just wanted to share the News
Daarken has just launched his website dedicated to free instructional material.
Enjoy and Spread the Word!
Oh man you should send those portrait studies to Erik! I'm sure he'd love to see them.
Thanks to you I'm taking on the challenge of doing the Scott Robertson DVD's myself. Thanks for being an inspiration! I can't wait to see more of your studies.
really cool Sb u got here. The studies from Scott Robertson are
Keep up the good work and stay bacon!
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Loving 551! And thanks for the link to enlighten, looking good!
Replies are in your corresponding SB's...
I want to thank you guys for the support, I'm going through stuff lately..so I might not be active in the forums for some time...anyway no one cares about that lol just draw lots in my absence!
This is a piece I did for an awesome person. Cristian Chihaia, better known as Sickbrush! Respect!
It's technically well done but what I like the most is the expressions in wich you've chose to rapresent yourself.haha thanks I just wish people liked my self portrait because of my face too lol jk ^_^
I hope that the stuff you are going through are nothing too serious.
I love your work
*Rena*: haha i meant something different..but i was just kidding anyways
Sickbrush: It's great to be friends with you man
MrFrenik: thanks dude!
sketchdump...testing brushes and ended up creating my own from scratch lol
Thanks for your constructive comment in my sketchbook. It was very enlightening, especially when combined with looking at your sketchbook. Your anatomy studies are incredible, and I love how you constuct your figures like an Industrial Designer would construct a form. Keep up the inspiring work!