Really nice stuff . I really like the man riding horse, Looks more painterly than digital/ Keep them coming.
sense of purpose
thank you for visiting my sb!
love this one! http://conceptart.org/forums/attachm...1&d=1329337905
ooh, and the last update is gorgeous! not a studies? 0_0
my SB : http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=185291
sketchblog : http://sally-wongso.blogspot.com/
Thank you! sin_eater yes, a wannabe oil painter, me. Only I was banned from oils until the summer 2012. And now I am also banned from digital painting until then (the Wacom has been taken away under my own orders). Time to study..
thesimplylife nope. Although I did really want to implement my observations of Rebrandt's work. But I failed so far (too much colour, composition too different, etc).
Here is as much as I will do painting-wise until the summer. I was in the process of spreading the blotchiness, but it will now have to wait, together with the refinements. Any comments would be appreciated, as I have looked at this for so long, I am no longer sure about anything.
P.S. this is not a study :-)
Last edited by Jansi; February 25th, 2012 at 08:18 AM.
Thank you for the excellent kick in the ass. I've been dying to do some, you know, ACTUAL illustrations, but I have what amounts to drawing stage fright. Tackling that portrait really gave me a boost of confidence, so thanks. ^_^
Good luck in your studies! I look forward to your summer paintings.
really nice figure studies! i like your paint
#157 looks really alive, waht a beautiful pic
the last charcoal one is excellent
this last photostudy youve been doing seems rather complicated and youre doing a great job on it. its a bit difficult to discern his torso/legs, im not sure if thats intentional though
edit: ah oops, that last comment referred to the version on page 6. the big thing that jumps out to me on this later one is the highlight on the cat's legs is quite rough. otherwise great! im just getting started at ps studies so not much i can say
blindshot: thanks! Yes, mostly full. I think I do occasionally use it at lower (in this picture) %, for example in the shadow you can see that, but only very rarely. And it won't stay looking as as it is now in the end - that bit will get painted over.
Hi, aks9, thank you for the wonderful comment! Only it's not a study. But fair enough with everything you say. I'll work on it in a few months! Thanks again!
Last edited by Jansi; February 25th, 2012 at 12:01 PM.
Hey, I was kidding about the parents stuff, we have a joke here about a man that is 90 and is supposed to get married, he is asked why does he still want to get married at this age and he answers he wouldn't, but his parents make him do it.
Around 10 to 12 years old is the time when kids turn from symbolic drawing to the figurative one, so apparently you took art classes exactly when you needed them to make the turn, this is the age that most of the kids stop drawing.
I have also seen your site, I say it again, in my opinion you are very gifted, you are a searcher.
I will keep an eye around here.
Keep them coming.
Mad rendering skills!
All master studies are awesome, and I can see that it pays off when you are putting down the stuff from imagination.
About the "man reading newspaper", I like that you started to draw reflection of the cat on window, I think it gives a nice charm to the whole picture
I really like how you handle color. You seem to pick just the right shades to make it pop out.
haha I love that you have banned yourself from oils and wacom for a while - its always a good decision for any artist to make so I hope it works out for you!
I was talking to a chef the other day and he said that a common way for chefs to train is to move locations and kitchens and just "start again" and force yourself to get a fresh perspective. What youre doing by banning oils is essentially the same, so I wish you the best of luck!
Oh and a tiny crit on the painting (which is very impressive by the way) - I would personally avoid too much texture in the background of the window, I think it draws attention slightly from the focus of the painting. Other than that - great!
What a great sketchbook, such quality in every post! Especially those Charles Roka studies on page 4 are glorious.
About the coffeshop image, I like the moody lighting and palette. The cat definitely needs less tails :> I'd vote for the one resting on the table.
When I first saw the thumb I imagined him holding the paper with one hand ( the one closer to us) and the other partly obscured by the paper holding a cup of coffee. He totally has that forlorn, forgotten about the cup, mid zip look on his face.
Exiting to see where you go with it. As soon as the Wacom-embargo is over of course
Doh, forgot the stars.
Wow, Ana, some great work here! I especially like that charcoal study of a woman's back (just before the color study of the man reading a newspaper). Keep up the great work!
Wow, great works. Specially like the colors
I might have been very naughty this morning. I may have treated myself to a study instead of writing about tax and CJEU. But I was feeling so happy about painting again and all that (I also don't have time to structure everything or do 'the finish') - I improvised it quite heavily. Although I will have to go back in and fix stuff later.
See you in June!! Thank you for the comments, you are all super. Can't wait to be back here already.
[looked at it afresh]: apologise for the surgery lips ^
Last edited by Jansi; April 14th, 2012 at 11:03 AM.
Exams over and done with, I've been having a pretty relaxed time of it - feels great!
I have not done any real painting yet, but this is something I've been warming up with. Done from an old black and white thumb, no reference, no nothing. Just working it out as I go.
Feel free to point out everything that is wrong - I'll be continuously tweaking (nb her left arm is in perspective.. potentially.). I'm pretty new to this style of working. Frankly, I don't know what I'm doing! :-)
I've had two short sessions on it so far, to it's still at the sketch stage, but I couldn't wait to finally update my page.
Off to nose through others' sketchbooks now,
Last edited by Jansi; June 14th, 2012 at 08:29 AM.
I've been inspired to paint a pin up today, so this is how far i've got with it. Classic Elvgren styley, done without reference (so any issue highlighting would be super welcome, folks!)
Unfortunately when painted the original face didn't look any good, so I just painted over most of it again. Perhaps a wrong move?
Last edited by Jansi; August 17th, 2012 at 10:47 AM.
You are back! Awesome pin-up. I love the skin tones. Your digital brush strokes always look like they came from a fresh tube of paint. If that makes any sense.
Looking good! You still working at the old Law thing? (That's my career area too) Looking forward to seeing some oils and more coloured work - lovely use of colour.