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Thanks for the nice message. I appreciate your kind words. You are very generous in your estimation of my work, thank you.
The first thing that stands out to me in your SB is the love of art and the total enjoyment you get out of creating a piece. I can feel the sense of fulfillment in your finished work. That is a quality I miss at times, because of my habit of immersing in lotsa studies but no endeavors towards completed works.
I can see you've studied quite a bit on achieving your painting style. The textures on the stones and pillars you achieve are quite nice.
Because the main subjects of your work are humans, I'm curious. Are you doing live figure work at this time?
I think just memorizing proportions and getting a mannequin type of initial construction set-up in your figure sketches will go a long way in solidifying your figures. Sometimes it's not about knowing what muscle goes where, but can be a matter of one section of the body being clearly distinct but still integrating with the next section. ex. The torso is a distinct section that sits on the distinct shape of the pelvis. In construction, I try to draw the 2 as separate pieces to the body. How they integrate is in the torsos abdomen wedging down into the pelvis and the pelvic hip bones coming up to meet the torso at the sides. You must be able to show where the under-structure support is even if you can't see the bones, because that framework will always be felt or missed. This framework is what you rotate or twist in movement. The muscles simply sit on and are influenced by the angles of these structures. This is what people will notice about any figure drawings. I am recently focusing on this very thing in my own studies. Small details that make a tremendous difference.
Check this site out. http://fineart.sk/index.php?cat=1
Click on Figure Drawing for all it's Worth by Andrew Loomis. This book is the standard bible for illustrators needing understanding of figure construction. Drawing the Head and Hands is THE most valuable reference ever for human head drawing. I poured over these books as a kid and again in college.
With abit of study your imagination will be supported by solid forms and your vision will be that much more powerful.
Keep up the great job!
Last edited by AztcFireFlower; July 26th, 2007 at 12:04 AM.
Hello Aztcfireflower thanks for coming by and posting. Your figure studies are so dang good.I go to your CA thread often and really like what I see there.
putting up a new pencil for today. Didn't come out exactly how I wanted.Got in a bit of a hurry to put something new up since I haven't for so long. Anyway here it is. SCREAM REAPER.......
Decided to go back and make a design outta the above drawing. Tried to give it a more finished feel.
New pencil for today "Skull Collector"
the bark on that tree is really good, maybe render those skulls a bit more.
Oalexis thanks for coming by and leaving a comment.
Yes I agree with you the skulls could be rendered more. The ones in front could be defined more w/darker shading around the whole pile. That would help a lot in bringing added attention to that area. There are other bits and pieces of this drawing that I feel could be helped with more or less light/ hence making them darker or lighter. When I get back to the piece I’ll see what I can do.
Thanks again for coming by and leaving a post, BP
Here's a wip I've been playing with. Just wanted to try something with different tones and light values and an up-close view. I call it "Home is where you make it" a little morbid I know. Also I'm on some kinda skull kick right now for some reason. I donno, it'll pass I'm sure.
New pencil for today. Just some mixed stuff.
Putting up a new image. A pencil I call "SMOKIN". Measures about 11x13.5. To big for my scanner so did what I could. The b/g pencils were so light that they didn't come out. With the help of the computer I darkened the smoke from the cigar and the fog behind him.
Good morning CA adventurers
Putting up some old wip work from page one. the pencil sketch and the cropped painting. I've got some ideas for some new pencils I hope to be putting up soon and I'd like to get back to painting sometime next year. I'm really ready to start I just don't want to begin anything then get bogged down with other things before I can finish. I donno.
New pencil "Vacancy"
Here's a detail
Last edited by Bruce Pluto; November 14th, 2007 at 01:17 AM.
"Firefly is a good design." Jubal Early
Hello CA art folk
I'm posting a revised piece of artwork from page 3. A T-shirt design of the short run tv series FIREFLY. A GREAT si/fi western by Joss Whedon staring Nathan Fillion, Adam Baldwin, Ron Glass, Summer Glau, Gina Torres, Jewel Statie, Alan Tudyk, Morrena and Sean. This was an excellent tv show that IMO got it's start on the wrong network. Anyhoo, be that as it may I decided to show my loyalty by coming up with a shirt design. Below is the result. The shirt has already been printed and I think came out very well. I'm happy with it. So if you enjoy si/fi entertainment and you haven't seen Firefly yet, give it a try. I feel that you'll have the same question as myself and a ton of other browncoats. "WHY?!!" Why isn't this show back on some network?
Loyal browncoat Bruce
Last edited by Bruce Pluto; January 29th, 2008 at 07:16 PM.
Hello CA sketch&WIP thread
Decided to put up a new pencil in the ‘ol Buck Rodgers theme. It’s called “What tha?!!” and has a space traveler coming across a different Life-Form. They are looking eye to eye, each wondering about the other. Course one calls this gassy planet home and the other is just a visitor. Hopefully one day the people of this tiny world will put our differences away and concentrate on getting out there. Finding what we can find. Again hopefully ET will be friendly.
Better find a new dance partner
Good morning fellow CA WIPsters
Adding some new images today. Got an idea of a picture I wanted to try about a month ago and like always made a thumbnail sketch so I wouldn’t loose the idea ( Keep a running list of those). Got some time this weekend so decided to work on it and was able to get it pretty much done. This is a progression piece and the original idea was a color piece so I stuck to it and colored it on the computer. It came out pretty close to what I wanted so I’ve decided to put up several of the steps. I call this one “Major Mallard” and I had look up a few cartoon ducks to get the look I wanted. Turned out to be a long lost cousin of Daffy….anyway here are the images…
Up first the line drawing,
Next, colors part1
Now colors part2, more detail,
Ok he's got a comic,
Sketch wording and icon round out the images,
That's it for now, Bruce
You have some very impressive pencil rendering skills, especially the one above with the snake on the tree.
I'm not entirely fond of the coloring on Major Mallard. It seems to lack definition. The idea is really cute though.
Thanks for coming by. Glad that you like the pencil work. Yepper Major Mallard the color piece could have used more detail. I just got in a bit of a rush.
See ya, Bruce
new pencil ApeEl
Decided to go in and jungle it up a bit. I think there was to much blank space in the first pic and the ape looked more like bigfoot. Worked on it some this morning to change those things.
great works man. barbarians and boobs always win..boobs more than barbarians. . the only thin i dont like is the last AVP. its waayy off. Praditor always beats alien. in the movies when alien kills Predator, its fake.. i think they use cgi for that. fuckin sweet pirate too. Cheers!
Hiya WRowland, thanks for coming by and posting the nice words. Barbarians and boobies, yepper some of my favorite things too (ha..ha). Anyhoo, I haven’t painted anything in a while. I’ve got 3 painting ideas I’m really ready to get started on but I’m afraid they’re gonna have to wait till I get more time. Usually takes me a week to do a painting. The pencils I can do in a day ( a couple hours). I need to get some anatomy studies in and Concept art is the place to be to get help with that. I’ve got 2 or 3 more pencil ideas I want to get done and posted too, hope I can get them up in a week or so.
Again, thanks for coming by and giving me a shout.
PS: in the AvsP drawings I had each side win one just to even the playing field…lol
Putting up some detailed shots from some of the work showing on the first 2 or 3 pages. I know it's old news but I think I've gotten some better pics this time. Here's the uploads. They are pretty big;
These are all somewhat older and pretty much are what they are. May get back to them one day to add or change something.
i like what you got, but you need alot of work with figures. especially faces. they seem really fake and seem to be holding you back.
Hey 1337 good of you to come by. Soon as I get a chance I’ll get by your place and come up with some crits for ya.
Now on to your post. Yepper I need some work on my faces and figures. In the process of doing some studies to help with that right now. It may be a long road but I’m trying to have the faces not come out so “bland”. Anatomy fu-bars have been an issue for me too. Hoping to get some practice to help with that also. Think I’ve been concerning myself over the drama of the pieces other than the basics, so I need to focus more on those.
For your comments you are spot on. I hear and understand,
Howdy CA swip forum
Been playing with this image a bit. Took it to the computer for some enhancement. I really like these computer thing-a-ma-jigs. If I didn’t enjoy getting out to the ‘ol shop and doing acrylic painting so much I’d probably just do all my coloring on this amazing box. It’s an incredible tool. Anyway, decided to try for some metal look for the barbarian’s helmet. I like painting in acrylics but I could see that the bluish color that was turning out on his helmet really wasn’t what I wanted. I just got lazy and didn’t do anything about it.
Something else, this was the first piece I’ve done on canvas (I usually cut my own masonite board). My sister found it in a house she and her husband are remodeling and gave it to me. I like the way the pattern came out.
Below is a side-by-side comparison; the acrylic piece left, the enhanced comp version right. I also darkened it a bit to enrich the colors. I may play with it some more. Just depends.
Have a good day, Bruce
A couple new pencils done in the last two weeks. Changing things a little.
New pencil today "Woodland Critter"
Last of the jungle paintings, done a while back,
Starting a new project, "Another World". Here's the first pencil.
New pencil sketch. Second pic for the "Another World" project.
Hope you like it.