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your drawing has great confidence, bit different from what i see on here.
It is the boldness I like, good stuff.
I find your artwork to be both incredibly good and incredibly discouraging at the same time, because it makes me actually realize the gap in experience and the fact that I need to work really hard for 50 years or even more to be able to actually draw something remotely similar in terms of quality...
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Guardian G.I.: thanks man, but it doesn't take 50 years to get to whatever level i'm at. probably craig mullins's level, but not mine. my advice would be to not get discouraged but instead get pumped at the prospect of improving and constantly honing your craft. art should be fun, don't stress!
couple of things:
I haven't checked your sketchbook for a while because of some
personal work and shit. Working on an oilpainting for my cousin
as we speak.
Anyhoooo, I love how you're still going strong, more studies,
more concepts, more work in general. Always keeps me motivated
and focused to see this stuff. Awesomesauce.
I love the latest concept thingie, with the ship. Dat feel, bro.
Toffers: thanks man, and don't worry about it, i've been busy with some shit too. now i wanna see this oil painting of yours.
skMOP: thanks man, yeah that pose was erm, fun to do, haha
merl1n: thanks merlin, one of my goals this summer is to brush up on perspective. need to quit bs'ing ellipses!
JustinBeckett: thanks justin
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I'm going to to start doing a lot more gesture studies because these are so fluid and awesome, gotta get back to work.
Like your stuff man! All the concepts are cool.
Thought I'd drop a link on mechs, might be handy!
Have a nice one!
Hey man, thanks for stopping by!
I flipped through your stuff, and I think you have pretty good sensibilities. You said at the beginning of this thread you are (were) 19, and considering that, I would say you are off to a great start. Your life drawings are very good; great gestures/flow/sense of movement etc., and that is an excellent area to be strong in.
You also don't seem to shy away from trying various subjects, from figures, environments, machines, and so on... also good. I think the one thing I will say, just to make it simple, is I would challenge you to approach your environments/industrial design (and even characters to an extent) from a completely different angle in terms of technique-not to change your "style", but to help you see the importance of edges and shapes. Design and composition are all about strong shapes, and painting technique is (largely) about edges (lost, soft, firm, hard), and both of those aspects suffer due to how you approach your paintings.
One of the most profound pieces of advice I ever received, way back at a workshop during the time when I was in school, was to try making pieces where you use the lasso and masking tools to separate your edges.
Think about the big shapes, maybe sketch them out, then trace them with the lasso and fill them, keeping them as a selection, so you can retain strong edges and control the shapes in the painting better.
I wrestled with this for a while, since it can feel really mechanical at first, and not very "arty", but you can make it your own-the point is to keep your edges strong, and banish "mushy" shapes to the trash bin where they belong...
Perhaps try something really simple at first, just a cube, or basic building or vehicle, and define all the sides and major details as hard shapes that you can lock on a layer, then paint inside with softer brushes.
If you look at Nicolas Bouvier's ("Sparth's") work, for example, you can see this technique used frequently, and see how he uses this to control the edges in his paintings, and how by relying on the big, strong shapes to tell the story, the result is really compelling stuff without the need for extraneous details.
Hopefully this makes sense; just my thoughts on something I wish someone had told me back when I was getting started...
Dirgeance: thanks man, glad you like it!
John T: thanks for the sweet crit man! yeah i'm such a paint pusher i never use the lasso tool lol. something about the sharpness turns me off. i understand the importance of strong shapes though and i always wanna get better, so i'll start using it more. i like sparth's work too but the stuff that appeals to me is craig mullins's stuff where it has that strength of shape but it's still painterly and noisy. i'll try to experiment with techniques to find a middle ground. anyway, strong shapes- woo let's do this! and yeah i'm still 19 u_u
more gesture studies, learning a lot from these:
Awesome gesture studies and great line work! Really like your environment concepts too