my junk in here, mostly studies
all of which needs crits ;]
I really like your style. The forms are very good and I love your portraits. The clothing is also very believable.
I'm not so sure about the last one, but overall really good job man. I'd love to learn how to paint faces like that. My style is still very cartoon-ish unfortunately.
wow, can already tell this is going to be an epic sb :)
yo man those portraits are nice. I reckon you could make them even better by starting with a slightly coloured background. The grey from your current backgrounds kind of leeches in and turns your colours muddy.
Awesome start. I absolutely love the smoothness of your rendering.
saw you stuff at cghub
Really nice start man. Loving those studies.
thanks for the kind words everyone!
here's a study from this morning
Can you please post process shots, or explain your method, your rendering has such a beautiful quality to it? It seems that all your pics have a very dark light source, it might be cool to see some more experimenting, but I still love these pieces the way they are :)
Wow - I really like your painting-style... Very elegant and beautiful. I will definetely keep an eye out on your sketchbook - this is going to be a great one. :) Keep updating, and update often, man!
thanks again guys :]
hala: I don't really have any process shot at the moment, buy I'll make a note and try to save some down next time.
As far as the process, I'm concerned with three things though out the whole thing. Drawing, value and edges.
The drawing is no doubt the most important thing and ties into both values and edges. I often keep my drawing quite simple, but correct. A few correct lines is better than many uncorrect ones (obviously ;).
I often lay down the darkest dark first and try to really nail the areas with high contrast first, since these are the areas that's going to be seen first. I don't necessarely push the darks all the way on the first go, I try to keep all the values correct relative to eachother. I think that's really the key to the understanding of values (they are relevant to eachother, if you suddenly change the background value there's a chance that the other values has to be changed aswell)
Edges are the most fun in a painting because it lets me decide what edges i want to keep and what edges i can loose.
As far as color, I'm not going to give any advice cause i don't really understand it myself. But i guess it's the same as values, they are relative to eachother. I mostly think of it in terms of temprature, and always keeping in mind what the local color is (i.e, is this jacket green or is it blue?)
But I always make the drawing the top priority. If something isn't drawn right, our out of place, no values or edges are going to save me ^^
Hope it made some sense :]
here's a quick sketch of a tree from tonight. not correct in any sense, but it was fun to just skrew around with paint :]
Thanks so much for writing that out :)
The tree has a really nice abstract, fluid feel to it. Even though it's not "correct", you can still tell what it is while some interesting things happen through out the piece. :)
Great work on the last piece, the bottles look almost real. Keep up the good work.
Ooo thanks for posting the process shots, love the light in this one :)
Did you hand paint the text too?
Great work :)
hala: yup, although it is kinda crooked hehe
here's one i forgot to upload
Great paintings! I love the shoes up there and this latest one the most :) Keep it up!
crazy studies up there! i really dig your stuff man.. the last studies are cool too.. maybe bit to high chroma in the night one.. but i guess they are painted as lifepaintings on a laptop so it might be hard to see everything outside.. but whatever.. great work ! i will keep looking.. and btw you're from Trollhättan aight ?
sorry for not updating, was back home at my parents doing a regular desk job for 2 weeks and spending time with family and friends.
dile: thanks! yeah last one is a bit wonky hehe. yep, from trollhättan, just came back from there.
here's a bw selfportrait from photo. more of a suddle value and accuracy study. started it before i left for my home town. oh also, i dont have that beard anymore ^^
nice studys, oban is a good whiskey for a good price.^^
really good stuff here. can't wait to see more
zweiDee: haha, yeah it's my whiskey of choice :p
a quick color study from this morning
Lots of beautiful work in here, especially the portraits. I really like your style and approach.
Great stuff here! Excellent portraits.
Maybe, you could put some more contrast in the shadows inside the faces.
But of course, just a little bit and just as a test.
Congratulations for the great work.
great portraits! very solid!
love the edges too.
That's a really good self portrait and I like that color study a lot. I should get into environments one of these days XD Keep it up!
thanks alot guys!
here's a wip
minor changes, but done
Tree of Tar