man it's so cool how you convey your ideas without the need of a tight rendering..keep it up!
Nice horsies indeed! these are all foto ref I take it. You rreally should visit some pive ones and just sit down to draw.. best is close.. uh. Im telling ypu! I own a horse and I havent sat down to draw him in a year or more! Ill make up on that soon. serioisly, try some live subjects. I think you'll like it and its very educational
I am drooling over those watercolors...
Every artist was first an amateur.
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Please, help out with critiques!
xbert - thanks amigo
andress333 - thanks man
ashess - yeah its funny you say that, Ive done those two from ref, but I previously went to a polo match a week ago so that I could sketch the riders and horses. Thanks for the advice though.
Dope Fiend - thanks man, I'll keep on working hard at it
Marian - yeah I went to a polo match about two weeks/a week ago which gave me the inspiration to do these paintings. Those last two are from photo ref online though, altered to suit my needs.
MeZergy - thanks, here's another.
Street scene in watercolours
vritra - thanks again, its definitely time I swung by yours to see whats new too
ashess - nah I don't usually post everything, just a sample of what I've been doing that day. I have a load of sketches which remain forever hidden in my sb.
I haven't done portraiture practice in a loong time, not seriously anyway. Tonight I did a couple in charcoal to get me started.
sketchbooks of the people that have commented in mine, it's more of a matter of goodwill or curiosity than a sense of duty.
Then again, a comment from you wouldn't be all that bad.
On a more serious note, I'm glad your sketchbook is finally five stars. I really wish I could give you another fiver and consolidate that average but I already used mine up sometime back. Either way, congratulations, you deserve it.
Oh yeah... congrats on the five stars
RE: Quid pro quo... agreed. I don't comment in here because you give me comments; I comment in here because your work and work ethic (more importantly) inspire me, and the results you're getting ain't bad either.
Very nice smooth tones in the portraits Tom, are you doing them on your expensive newsprint! If so how are you finding it? Also I see the other members congratulating you on 5 stars so well done from me to, I don't think any aspiring artist will be disappointed when he clicks and enters your sketchbook for the first time. Which is why us regulars keep on coming back.
I never get that rating thing.. it says 5 stars next to thread tools. Is that my vote or over-all? And I can vote again too... or is that just changing your standing vote?
wooooah 5 stars! Awesome to check your sb and discover people have granted those. Thanks everyone who voted me those, and I'm seriously pleased with the turnout, its taken me approx 15 months of hard work... to get to this point. Totally worth it though and I will carry on with this sketchbook until the point where its one of those "wow.... I'm going to start drawing every single day" ones that inspired me to start in March of 2010. Until then, I'm afraid you're stuck with me.
I've been to life drawing tonight for a couple of hours, and also did a 2 hour digital earlier which SUCKED for various reasons. Anyway Im shattered and don't feel like posting it, but I'll make up for it by getting up really early tomorrow to art before work- I've got an idea of what I'm going to do too, so I'm hoping for good things... more experimenting in inks and watercolours to come
Individual replies to come tomorrow but for now just a couple of life drawings in charcoal. Sorry about the bad photo - both ten mins
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I think the photo quality is actually pretty good! Thank you for sharing. The limbs seem a bit out of proportion though.
Your watercolours from the earlier posts are wonderful! And your digitals have a nice painterly feel to them as well.
wow amazing, your skill is inspirational
nice sketchbook mate! just went from page one to the last one and I must say you are persistent and a hard worker which surely pays off(congrats on the 5 stars)
I love your inks of the buildings they are great.
keep loading us up with good art
yongs - gracias - will do!
Danny K - yeah I like doing architectural stuff a lot. I'll try and get out to cambridge or london and do some more inks like that soon, but using proper paper this time and hopefully with some evident improvement!
yefim - thanks, but this sb is nothing compared to some of those out there on this website (I love CA if you haven't gathered yet - in practice and as a concept its incredible)
Austen - appreciate you stopping by man. Great to hear the encouragement from you, as yours was one of those sketchbooks that got me to start one, and so start drawing. I'll keep on working away at those watercolours and hopefully they'll keep improving. I'm only a few weeks into using them at the moment, but there will be hundreds more to come!
Blackdelphin - nah its terrible trust me. It makes them look very different to the originals, but doesn't matter too much for the purposes of this sb.
Dstrax - thanks for stopping by again
Water-based stuff and a still-life started too late in the evening (unwise!)
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Still loving your sketchbook pages...such clean lines and beautiful pencil work!
The recent charcoal portrait studies looked really good...my charcoals always look heavy handed...but you have a good touch.
Love the feel of that last image!
The last one!! Awesome work
Andofryn - thanks
Jephyr X - I use charcoal and charcoal pencils together on newsprint which gives a brilliant smooth surface to get more delicacy into your charcoal. Its pretty cheap stuff and worth a try.
Marian - thanks, its based on a piece by a japanes artist who did the work for Metal Gear Solid, a massively popular playstation game about ten years ago. (although there have been a few versions since)
So stressed for various reasons. Managed to lose my iphone and have an argument with my girlfriend of almost four years within a few hours of each other. Anyway, did this to chill-out a bit. From various ref-photos open in front of me, and my own colours
Hey Tom so sorry you had a bad day. Good to see you tried to stay positive though and use your art to help. I really like this series of polo water colours you are doing. I'm sure they will lead to some sales.
Japanese artist are very cool, I don't know the game but it was a good source of inspiration. Hopefully you are having a better day and maybe even enjoying the little heat wave.
Marian Thanks Marian, I appreciate it. Yeah I do love japanese art. I'm hoping to get more japanese influence as I approach a level where I can actually incorporate styles consciously rather than accidentally. It was HOOOOT today and I had a nice one, so feeling more relaxed.
Learning to render from imagination. First of many creatures. I've been viewing a lot of Bumskee's work recently and reading his digital painting thread (which he doesn't actually feature in very much! But when he does its always special...). Anyway its time to start making digital paintings that actually look like they have form. Roll on hard brushes!
About an hour and a half...
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