Started the Concept art 101 Assignments!
1st Assignment http://conceptart.org/forums/showpos...27&postcount=3
Dried up Geranium in a jar, 3H, HB, and 2B pencils, on paper.
great start to a sketchbook. I looked through the first page and thought it was interesting but that you could benefit from doing some studies, then straight away turned over and BAM a lovely study of some geraniums in pencil and this portrait.
Both are looking good. My recommendation for getting accuracy with a portrait for that is to include loooads of very light (so you can erase or draw over) construction verticals and horizontals. Angles can be done too for things like eyebrows and mouth orientation.
No crits, just keep on going and stack up some CA pages!
lots of ambitious ideas here. looking thru page 1 I was going to say using reference more would make your life a lot easier, but here on p2 you do just that and it really helps. good work.
sb most art copied to page 1
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Thomas, thanks very much! Your pencils look great!
I don't have one way of sketching or drawing/painting, that's good advice, and I might add some helpful lines in future sketches.
Velocity, thanks very much! Compliments will get you everywhere!
For many years, for family and friends, I've used plenty of reference and I think it's great!,...very useful!,...and I love the challenge of using memory, and imagination.
Gotta add more art to me SB!!!
i really like this:
also, mermaid with bottom? hmm.. lol.
Well that mermaid piece is actually good. However you should pay more time to anatomy and spend more time analyzing real life in order to improve your rendering skills. Wish you luck on your path.
nice sketchbook man, alot of hard work and progress very evident : ) i love ur self portraits and the studies using ur expression like ur last update.. looks like lou ferrigno as the hulk : D keep up the hard work man, i look forward to seeing more of ur stuff
I'm really loving the self portrait in post #22. You got a great sense of humour man, keep it up.
Thanks very much Sycra!
Here, you can see the progress of my latest acrylics on canvas.
The Captain and his bride, about 530mm X 650mm
Up to 50 hours work!
Being mostly self taught, and kind of scared of acrylics, this was a huge challenge for me,...so glad I did it!
The most challenging part of this painting was the skin colours, early on I went too dark,...I tell you now I was fully stressed for a couple of weeks.
Busy with other jobs, coming home and seeing this painting of problems in my studio was probably a good thing.
Anyway, I got over it!
See a close up here!
Good job dude! I'm also self taught so way to show that natural talent does exist!
Wonderful portrait, they must be ecstatic to have such an amazing gift.