you're coming along really well. Some of these, are, however, lacking in form and not really giving depth. The statue head wip, for instance - really nice rendering, you're developing a great style - but when I squint at it the face gets lost. Really try to establish a light side and dark side to the figure, even if it means diverting from the reference pic. You need some more darks around the eye sockets, to really give the impression of a depression. Also implement reflected light to add that extra form.
Studying busts and statues is probably one of the most valuable exercises. Looking foward to seeing more of them!
really good especially like the shading! your stuff put mine to shame.
Had to wait till the start of the month for my broadband to go back to normal, it got really slow!
Thanks for the comment.
Yeah i know the robots suck, but I borrowed a book today from a friend finishing an industrial design course called design sketching(I think), which explains how to make things look 3d etc.
THANKS a lot for the reffed pics, And i put em to use today with one of my creatures.
No, unfortunately I dont speak Spanish, but your English reads great.
Anyway, thanks for the comment and pics- muchappreciated!
Listing, Im not exactly sure what you mean? Could you clarify?
Thanks for dropping by
Smuli Hi mate
Im not ready to do bones yet, because i dont have it in my anatomy book, + I wanna get a bit better first.
Thanks for dropping by!
Demented- hi mate
I did some eye studies and Agree, i need more darks(+ i looked at more wes stuff today, he has brilliant eyes)
Im not sure what you mean about the form and depth? Could you clarify a little. I know its a good crit, but im too stupid to know what you mean exactly.
Thanks for dropping by mate
hey, dont beat yourself up about it, Im sure you can do things better than me in other areas.
To be honest, All I'm doing is polishing turds, all my designs are shit, and i know it!
I apologise for the terrrible scans and the terrible charcater!
Oh yeah, and im officially on holidays for the next 2 weeks, time to improve baby!
Theres something I like about the linwork you've been doing lately, it gets a good variety of tones, but in the 50-80% gray range.
I'd like to see more clear highlights (for ex. guy riding the dog-like monster.) I just realized i'm echoing demented up there, but getting
that value contrast will really help you push form. Make sure you're looking at the full form of the creature or drawing and not getting
too caught up in the details. Keep it up you're clearly getting better~*
Dammit, I know youre exactly right, and i made the same observation today.
Im really trying to sort out values right now, and hopefully today was improvement!
#apologise for the crapppy scans#
gestures from head
Main dude on large page from ref
heres todays poop, more polished turds, well hardly polished.
Im kinda getting excited because I may have the opportunity to attend a class at the local art atelier. Its run by an anatomy whiz, one of those guys who has spent thousands of hours of studying anatomy and has a huge technical knowledge.
The class goes for 3 hours, one of which he explains underlaying-sp forms, mainly muscles I think, and the next 3 hours life drawing.
Im going to see an exhibition of his work this week so hopefully I will get a better understanding of what he does.
crap scans as always, and 2 scans put together for the top page
Oldnoobie-you would be assuming right, Those were done in front of a mirror!
Thanks for dropping by!
Pretty terrible drawing today, I feel quite ashamed posting it, but I need a bump, because i want some serious crits to get me on track.
Tomorrow Im gonna work on my teen-tdome entry, lots of thumbs and stuff.
I have the general idea, I just wanna make it "good".
My dad is gonna teach me watercolours, so that will probaly be my medium of choice-
on bottom page, bottom dude is from ref
oh and you, reading THIS, GIMME SOME CRITS!
Very nice work. My personal favorite are your ink doodles.
"The power is saying no." - R. Motherwell.
Looking good man. Try loosening up a little. You have lots of time. If you keep going, by the time you finish high school, you are going to be a nasty ass artist.
Nice work Blanquish!
You're making some sick progress.
I have to start studying lighting and tones as well, just like you I'm having some trouble removing the lack of depth from my drawings
Anyway, keep it up man! We're watching ;D
Feel free to add me on msn btw
You rarely draw hands in your pictures.
You should draw more hands.
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OMG boy! I don't check on you for a few days, and look at you making such a huge improvement!!!
I looove that weird... thing from post #63 and the creatures are looking much better, I'm glad I was helpful
Arms and hands are getting there too, keep at those. I think your biggest problem now is legs and feet, and you shold try to apply more the things you learn from studies to the stuff you do from imagination, cause at the moment there's a very noticeable difference between the reffed and the non reffed stuff (specially on human figures).
Oh but don't mind me too much, I mean, keep these things in mind, but take one thing at the time, go at your own pace. You're doing just great
hell yeah bro! these are looking very very good. big improvement. dont stop drawing, draw as much as you possibly can bro. i really really like what you're doing and it looks like you're starting to get pretty motivated. the only thing i noticed, and this will come with time, is becarefull of too much detail. it will can the drawing in a hurry. you want the form to pop out but you also want it to be a relatively quick read. detail is fun but use it wisely. eventually, you will find out what works and what doesnt. very nice render job overall though
keep at it
thanx for stopping by my book again mate!
K bout form and depth: currently I'm feeling some of these don't have clear enough form, that is some things that should be round don't quite read like that yet. So establish the overall form before getting into the details. Remember that pretty much everything must have a light side and a dark side. Establish these two sides and remember that nothing on the dark side is ever as light as anything on the light side, and nothing on the light side is ever as dark as anything on the dark side. Try to create the basic form before you delve into the details to make sure the picture reads well. If you're unsure, squint at it and see if you can make it out immediately. If not, tweak it until it reads right first time.
That said, you're making really good progress with your sketches. Some really promsing work, keep burning the lead mate!
hey man, thanks for stopping by my SB earlier!
I like what I see a lot, you managed to study a lot, and still keep up the imaginativ work. I have a hard time doing both.. haha need to organize I guess.
Great stuff keep to it!
wow. nice seeing alot of progress in your style.
I realy like the skullstudies of the animal. And those ink+marker sketches are realy inspirational. I have to test out that =).
whoa, firstly thanks a lot for the huge support and the stars!!!
Massive motivation for me, and Id like to thank you all greatly!
vitaliyvladimirov - hi, how ya going? You like the ink poop? Funnily enough, that was done on the bus on the way to school in about a minute, sometimes using the city as reference.thanks for dropping by dude!
You might wanna put some of those links in a sig.
~private messages-edit sig, copy and paste and voila
thanks for dropping by, ill be sure to return the visit.
Zynic, how are ya? great talking to you YEah, I suck at depth.
Good point, gotta target my weaknesses. ZOne was cool the opther day, we shpuld go this week sometime.
Hi, how are ya? Did some legs just for you today, thanks for the reminder, thats what these sbs are all about, reminding me how to improve
Thanks dude, I really like looking at your stuff, your going places for sure, and making big improvement too
Right now, Im figuring out what is working with values, and rendering styles, and light, and its coming to me.
I guess ideally I would likemy rendering to be like puddnhead, hes probably a personal hero for me right now. Cheers dude, muchappreciated!
Fishspawn, thanks dude, im trying to quicken the pace, I know I can work more!
Demented, hi mate, what you been up to? Just when I think Im on your tail, you make big improvements and blow me back to base!
Thanks for the tip, especially about the light/dark sides.
Do you know any good form exercises or is improvement just inevidable?
Chupacabra - hi, how you going?
I saw your work in imagefx in the pro sowcase section. Very cool.
I hope Im improving every day, nice to see someone sees it. Thanks!
tigermilk- hi, thanks for stopping by!
Asoir- haha, get to it!
Thanks for dropping by.
mostly doodles today, trying out pen technique with copics, VERY QUICK, and Rushed, keep that in mind. A lot from life. From mirror to cafe, both rushed.
doing another bust study, for rendering and light purposes!
Leg study doing standing up, very hard to draw/balence for most of it.
Hey man, nice updates, you drawing soo much and kicking my ass even more, nice work man! really cool, however, im with Bendragon on the point of proporations, also, what pencils are you useing ? try to use an 4B pen if 2B isnt enough to get some dark in there, it reminds me of how see plants, "koralls" or how its spelled looking sometimes, especially your creatures!
The portraits/Arms, skin , looks very good! keep it up friend!
hi guys, thanks for the comments, appreciate it.
This isnt really an update, but I'm at a computer, and i cant be stuffed scanning, so as a special treat I have a speedie I whipped up
bendragon- hi, do you mean the proportion of humans, or what? Thanks for dropping by.
Dile, hows iot hanging dude, I use 2b, does the trick. 4b is too dark, and limits me to really dark values.
Zynic, hi mate, actually I just took off my pants and looked in a mirror. LAWL, that sounds damn funny, but its efficint and the best i can do.
Yeah, thats a cafe, I had a great lunch, very filling , cya mate
Hi, how ya doing. Im not sure about measuring, but Ill keep it in mind.
speedy-30 mins, mins brushset
Hey dude. I think a little more definition in the forms etc in the last speedy would help a bunch. Maybe also a bit more reflective light too. Keep it up dude.
Crits ? its damn messy, and you abused bumskess brushes more then anyone else never done before in any speedpaint ever produced
With that said, its very flat, and as J A K E said,its got no real forms to look at I where to harsh ?
Ohwell, sorry for that, However, on some places I can see you used alot of opacity brushes, so I can still see the orignal picture behind! wich for now is WHITE Try to fill the canvas quickly with a base color, AND then set up your dominant lightsource Will help you alot my friend Glad you
working with digitals, even if the last one is a mees, although I hope there
will be an update on that one ? please ?
However, the speedpaint you did in before that, I love that one, doesnt looks like you really, in a good way man! Keep at it!
Practice alot. Just that point would really help you at approaching your subjects in a good way.
I can't really crit your paintings for now since i'm also discovering colors, but about the pencils, i think you could work on larger planes when you're shading. think of the light source and the as a whole, not just small parts. So don't hesitate on doing huge strokes when shading large "flat" (?) areas.
I especially like the hands and the fishes!
Sometimes your eyes get very simplified, but in your statue studies you seem to correct this...
Use bigger brushes in your digital paintings.
My sketchbook: http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=78068