Sorry not been around for a while, great updates.
I particularly like #221 (the rocky landscape speed paint) the textures and mood are really catching, inspirational.
Also like the pirate alot everything is spot on, I do agree with Hai though that his face is a little wonky, I like it though as it's rough and not perfect but I reckon if you make his right ear (on our left) a bit smaller and recede it further back his head would look a bit more rounded and more in proportion. (I don't know if you do this anyway but when I do heads I flip the pic horizontally constantly as it makes it more obvious when somethings out of line, sorry if I'm repeating something you know)
anyway, keep it up
Great work on the pirate!! It really shows development and commitment!!
Though I'm half tempted to believe the shading on his neck could be a bit stronger, as is it is a line that to me severs his head from his neck. Or I could be wrong, it's your painting after all!!
Keep up the great work!!
HOLY FRAK! I haven't been here in a while. What great improvement!
The speedpaints of the house and the one with the lizard are incredible. Great lighting.
The pirate rocks, too! My only comment is I wish the head would have been painted a little more loosely to jive with the other parts of the picture.
Overall, great work dude!
Very Very nice going.
Your sense of mood is getting stronger, like in #194 and the gasmasked guy in #200. One thing I noticed earlier is how you used to smudge and blend a little too much in the portraits and faces. But on the pirate you've done some nice accurate brushwork. There's some issues with with head construction perhaps, but you've done a nice job on the painting. Wish I could pick colours like that.
Arms seem a little short. Either that or the rendering on the clothing is not backing up the foreshortening of those arms.
The actual pose and context seems tense and dramatic in a way, as if he's hearing something, or about to get ambushed. See if you can back that up in the atmosphere and surroundings. Perhaps darken the foliage or sky, or give it a grainy feel. Add some sweat to his forehead or neck Just ideas. Wonderful piece, and fun to see your work flow.
Environments are good as usual... :| Like the house. Wonder how you do that.
Think you're getting better at using textures or custom brushes too. Keep it up!
Yay thanks guys a lot for your support love ya!
Thanks omerta, appreciated!
Glad you like it
Ill make sure to remember that in future, thanks!
Hey thanks a lot! It was really helpful of you I did flip it over a few times, but i still tend to forget that
Thanks Alfasz! Youre right, maybe a darker sky wouldve brought up the mood
Yeah, it happens to me ever so often thanks!
Thanks and thanks again Posted on your SB!
You got it! thanks!
I used photoshop (dont have a painter, though i want to) Yeah i noticed the same after i posted the picture, ill see if ill go back to it! thank you!
Yaay, thanks mate!
Thanks for the insight and tips! appreciated
Youre right, the lightsource is storng enough to cast a darker shadow. Thanks!
I tried to maintain the looseness in the whole picture, but its difficult for me, since ive always painted everything differently than i did then. Thanks a lot!
Much appreciated, friend I love the critique you give, always so in-depth!
Ill stop by at your sketchbooks when i come back from a music-festival. Heres just a couple of pencil sketches i did while i was selling some strawberries at the market. Some of them are a bit unfinished. I really feel like improving with them and some rusty old car lying around in a hedgerow. I suck at painting/drawing cars.
good job. hey me too when i was selling something, i profited to draw. Draw las much as you can this is a valuable exercice, on live !
good jod on the portrait, (check proportions on the 4th head , try to quickly set up constructions lines)
good work on the enviro with the car (as always)
Liking the update bro, solid portraits- but I agree with zou about the proportions on the 4th head, nothing major tho
And as always diggin' the evo, you've got a great eye for colour and value!
Keep em' coming Noodle!
Thanks! i didnt notice the head construction earlier, even if i had, i had no eraser with me at that time :<
Hay thanks mate!
The music festival was kick-ass! Awesome bands, great friends and incredible times! Loved in flames and disturbed!! \o/
I wanted to try some kind of new style or whatever about 1 hour with this
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Hey thanks mate good to see you here! I was listening to some good slow doom metal in russian - from finland! Kypck is the name of the band if anyone is interested http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oaQzOOV__Q and heres what i painted while listening to it, this time i used a reference. About 2 hours or so
good work as always ( we should integrate this line as button next to THANKS)
but there is a perspective lines (of the top of the cabin) that should lean to the left vp toward horizon lines. It's almost horizontal (perhaps leaning to the right)
i'm glad it was a good reminder!
i tend to forget it too, so i try to remind others, trying to remember myself xD
and about your latest studies...love the car one!
the bout one has a nice angle, but i can't stop wandering if it couldn't use a bit more space on the left side, and perhaps a bit on the bottom too?
Thanks Hai! the softness is bugging me too :l I sharpened the edges a bit and added some details to it, but im too lazy to upload it now, coz no major changes was made. Thanks everyone else for their comments Its been a long time since my latest inkwork. This one was done using 0.1mm and 0.5mm black markers, hope you like it Yes, its a tree, again
Ink master! That's awesome, man.
I'd like to comment on the pencil sketches of the heads. Maybe you could use more broad strokes by using the side of the pencil when you're shading. I just feel that the lines are too harsh. Try to unify the values more. You could also see the white of the paper on where the shading is and that can be distracting.
Look at these sketches by this guy: http://gorillaartfare.com/2009/07/newish-stuff/
He does a great job of unifying the values. You could see some smooth transitions of value.
I love how that pirate turned out! Really great.
Seems like your heads are improving.
I also like the painterly feel of your digis and of course I like the ink-tree.
(You have to do more ink stuff!!!!)
You're on the right track, dude.
Nice portraits. Customer-inspired? Great effort on the reflections on those noses. Details like those really add to the liveliness. You can probably have your lines follow the form more accurately. You seem to always shade "top - right - to - bottom - left". Eye-line too high occasionally maybe? Eyes don't always match up (I'm getting the same problem), guess it comes with practice. Sell more strawberries - these are great!
Hooded girl - Love the atmosphere, fun style. Somewhat like a faded photograph. Think you lost control of some of the values while adding more detail and rendering. Like the line around the nose is very thick and black. Few flat areas too (top of the hair, neck). Sometimes you can spot these by flipping the canvas, taking some distance, or obscuring the rest of the image with your hands. I like the mouth and cheeks area nice sense of form.
I'm not into finnish russian doom metal, but I like the boat. And the car which you didn't like. One thing I noticed about clouds today is that even when they are far away, they can be very sharp. Still need to figure clouds out myself, but its just an observation. Perhaps not relevant to these works in particular.
And wonderful tree.
Me thanks you yeeah, made with black markers (0.1mm and 0.5mm)
Haha, more like an apprentice Yeah, i should pay more attention to my pencil strokes in the future. That guys works are amazing! thanks!
I thank thee!
I love working with ink! but yeah, if you carefully plan each of your strokes and lines, there should be no problem!
Its always nice to read your comments/critiques, they are so in-depth! Ill be visiting your SB in a while, hopefully with some critiques this time!
A remake of an old illustration of mine I really love remaking some of my older works, you see the improvement more evidently! This is cropped out of a wallpaper i made, so thats why the background
That's a big wrench! The girl's legs look really short to me, but that might just be me.
love your improvements, the lady with the huge wrench- her legs shows contraposto yet her torso does not have that angle.
keep up the update!
Hey I recognized that girl! hehe
I think you should ease down on your lights. When I look at the girl my eyes just tend to go to many places particularly where there are strong lights. Try your best to put the viewers attention on the main focal point which I imagine it to be the head in this case. The rest should be secondary. Try keeping your strongest light on the focal point. The other "strong lights" should be subdued.