haha, you should start with the coffee! but back to your work, I`ve been studying your sb for a while now and… damn, it seems that you just do what you wanna do ( even if, as you say, its "bad") and btw., I wouldn`t say that they`re bad!!
I wish I had the courage to do so…
anyway, cheers man! keep working!
Bigfootrooper: Thanks man, im trying to get in terms with human faces right now so im doing skull-face studies, here's one
HEY, no cup of coffee today? I`m kinda disappointed!!! hehe
I was thinking of something intelligent to say, but I dunno much about digitals and about human anatomy…haha, you know that story!
anyway, keep the good work up man!
Bigfootrooper: well coffee gets me kind of edgy and besides i would actually wake up in the mornings if i would drink coffee so... there you go
thanks, gotta keep drawing
Here's cartoony face without any reference but i wanted to paint this face so when i next do face studies from reference i know all the mistakes i did in this one (i did a lot like eyes, gotta make mistakes to get better)
Please tell me the anatomical mistakes here! thanks in advance!
(eyes too big, not straight, nose-eye line is wrong compared to the face overall)
Overall the face is slanted (did you try flipping the image?) and the size of the ears differs considerably.
Last edited by Jasper Flick; October 22nd, 2008 at 07:50 AM.
My sketchbook contains cartoon studies and Pokémon.
Some nice things you have going on in here - good stuff.
Regarding that last one - The left cheeck wouldnt be so highlighted - it may catch some light, but it would be toned down a fair bit since it curves away from your light source.
JF: i forgot totally about flipping! i have to make custom key for this one.. thanks
Sinnesrt: thanks for critique, you are right, i correct this when i find similar reference photo with lightning and see how it really goes...
Dump, nothing serious. 10-15 min studies and few speedpaints
Hey! Those skulls look good! I think doing them digitally/painting is probably good to understand the planes and how much they protrude. Haha, that unrefd piece is most likely going to be nice to look back to in a while! I really like the studies. Did you use reference?
Digitallydumfounded: hehe, it is really that bad agreed.. i use reference photos from around net, i recommend to try making eviroment studies, its fun & useful
Bigfootrooper:I use blank white backround and paint from the horizon towards photographer and lay dark bottom colour first and then paint lighter light areas over it
Doodled around and tried to colour "interesting" B&W image, can someone give me a nudge towards nice tutorial in colouring BW images?
Is the colours so light in the blue area because i used grey scale too close to white?
Cubiccube: thanks man, i really like doing those enviros, relaxing stuff
Study from reference, i think i actually learned something here
i like the design of that super hero character, you should take it further!
hey man!! I like the light in your last pic. I dunno why, I just like it!!
about your BW tut:
just search: coloring grayscale…there are some threads like these:
hope I could help…
JoshK: well it was little hurried but i quess i must, thanks
Bigfootrooper: Well the light is bounced of so it kind of nice, thanks for the link i have to try it next time
Few studies and speedies, my philosophy is to post almost everything i have wasted my time so it is more honesty.Last guy is someone who sat in a chair more than 10 minutes.
Nice update! Personally I'd like to see the ginormous jellyfish finished... Looks pretty awesome already. Really enjoy the nude in the window as well - well done.
Yup love the nude in the window. Nice eye on that lighting. The flower over the pond(127) and city street in #135 pieces really stood out as improvements. The pond and jellyfish both show a strong control of the level of detail. I love to see you harnessing the noise and pattern of the reflected trees in the pond.
Keep up those speedies and watch that you're building up the piece with the largest chunks of color as possible (at first at least) Simple grey works like that skull piece would also be some invaluable edging and tone practice. The banding in that piece is a bit much though. I would smooth some areas out and if you like showing the strokes then lay them in intentionally over top after smoothing...just an idea.
Can't wait to see more bud.
Did a quick paintover to show you what I mean. This is something I'm studying as well right now. If you want to see a pro then go check out some of PrometheusANJ or IdiotApathy's work...especially his mentoring thread has some incredible edging paintovers in it.
Last edited by BrennanPM; October 30th, 2008 at 02:52 AM.
A very good progress in your sketch book keep up the good work and thanX for stopping by my sketch book
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* My sketch book : http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=117461
**My finished work : http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...38#post1632938
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Sinneart: Thanks for visit, maybe i do some more jellyfish studies i think
BrennanPM:You are right, yes i have some banding problems as you can see on the legs of the girl on the window. I actually like a little painterly feeling with digital (like with prometheus) but not as much as i have right now so i have to work it to get smoother (rubbing, be away). Thanks for the visit, tips and paintover, helpfull!
Amirthenightwolf: you had nice touch over your book, thanks
There is this challenge with bigfootrooper to draw 5 pages full of sketchbook monsters/humans/anything so here is my pages. I think i have finally find out what i have been missing up to this point and now i know: Sketching a LOT!
It goes like this, first page did take me 3 hours to finish! it was so hard to come up with sketches that did not look like completely worthless so i was drawing and erasing all the time to get legs right and... you get the point. second took 2 hours, it was hard but little easier, third one 1 1/2 hour and was easier to do. fourth and fifth, both i made in 1 hour and it was so easy to do.
This is the practise i have to keep doing daily beside studies, just drawing sketchbook pages full of my weak points and fun stuff.
Little update, cyborg organism has stolen my heart
Thanks for visiting my Sketchbuche ones again! The speedpaintings are very nice, although I think it would be even more nice if you use different harder and softer brushes often.
The from mind doodles are an eyeopener as well. It's always crazy in a good way.
Clochette: wow, i shall and next posti will include superbatman!
Jedininjaman: Thanks, i shall try
Whitevillage: hehe, i just like it crazy i quess, i forgotten your advice in these latest speedies :/ but i shall try it to the next post, thanks
Speedies and one not so speedie, little more refined:
This ended up a little too gray and dark, hmmm
Hahaha your sketches and digitals rock. Realy make me feel more alive and on earth. They are so random ,feels much better now.
Your digital stuff is very well done and thanks for the tip ill ceck idiotapathys mentoring.
Bigfootrooper: well maybe not, have still problems with value though
Ohomoho: Nice to be any help, thanks
Sketchies one study, few colours and failed concept painting
This is the concept painting for the game in which i failed, colours are too monchromatic and the endresult is not what i have in mind. Still, we learn best from the mistakes so i will take this into critique center and try to understand what went wrong here & right way to approach enviroment painting