thanks for the replies:)
daraf; glad you like
asoir: thanks, and to quote napolian dynamite " theres more where that came from if you take me to the dance", well Im working on another..
soja; more pen eh, can do:)
dtran; thanks dennis, I agree 100 percent abput the strokes. is this any better?
5 stars eh? what moniter are you viewing these on?:Pthanks
yes, brian froud is a huge inspiration. His stuff is beautiful. very much appreciated:)
well its been stinking hot these last couple days.
Last 2 days have been 40 degree celcius days.
Its hard to muster up the strength to draw in the heat, and overally I didnt produce a lot, mostly pathetic doodles.
ANd I finally got my design studio press books( thank God)
concept design 2
and Mas creaturas
all great books, and very inspiring
note the figures are studies from kevin Chens class
and note the scan zoom lol
Interesting update, I also study from Kchen, ownage stuff.
asoir, yes kchen is great, im off to study him right now infact
another stinking landscape, crits appreciated, ref used
actually Ill call it a wip because vertain areas look like crap
your 15 like me? And your much better than me, no fair :D Great stuff, really like your imagination stuff! I love it, much better than mine lol. Thanks for the great tips in my sb! Thanks!!!!! Ill be back!
thanks qxzi, hey, your doing great, much better than me, what are you talking about
well I bought a moleskin sketchbook.
I love it, the paper is so smooth and it makes drawing a pure joy.
Its a pretty small sketchbook, a5 i think, and i still have my white a4 sb.
Unfortunately, it doesnt shade well, because its so smooth.
in other news, this is the last week of school, and some mates and I, are putting together a small film. Its interesting work, but sometimes stressful and boring, but we are co-operating well, and it should pull together nicely.
just some average sb pages
Woohoo anatomy, faces, and colour studies! Who could ask for more?!
Great progress blanq, really. Keep it up with the faces and figures, can never ever get enough of those babies!
j a k e: as they say, variety is the spice of life..
only 1 more day till the holidays!
somehow I think my report card wont be that great. Ive sacrificed study and marks for my art.
some sketches, most no ref, or life
"somehow I think my report card wont be that great. Ive sacrificed study and marks for my art."
Oh man, I love the stuff you've posted since 185, I somehow belive you improved your render, cause , the normla,"patchy" rendering isnt there, some pieces still got it, but overall, these are a lot better then your old stuff me thinks ;) just one crit, study the facials from an anatomy book, because
right now some of your stuff (portrait/faces) looks "dead" no life kinda in it,
this happens when the facials are over worked, or when theres no thought behind how the muscles work in the face , ( I belive the first option fits you, overworked) just a general crit man ;)
Keep it up, you getting better.
rendering and portriat skills have improved a lot, so good job ;)
about the creatures, i stil think it would be better for you to first study the basic structure, instead of going straight to rendering something wrong.But anyway, great improvement ;)
keep sharing ;)
On that new landscape, there's so much contrast in the distance that it brings the back forward and thereby flattens the image. If you cut down on the value contrast, especially with the trees, and you beef up the foreground subjects I think the landscape will really work.
Some of your abstract creatures really grab me. I have to look close, but then they really grow on you. I did notice though that they're usually in profile. I suppose that's something to try and mix up a bit.
As always, I'm looking forward to the next post.
I think experimenting with some color mediums would greatly be a benefit, and I don't mean digitally :) some pastel or prismacolor perhaps. it doesn't require a lot of colors, 3 or 4 with white and black will do.
6 weeks of un interrupted 7 hours a day drawing, excellent:)
dtemp; lol, yeh my report card was horrible. hehe I got a D for Maths:P , which is better than I expected, I do NO work and draw the whole time lol. Hope your report card wasnt as bad as mine, my parents werent pleased.
my rendering has improved because I discovered a great pencil which is quite thick.
Ill do some muscle face studies, but I dont "get" the theory behind it, if you know what I mean
The gnoll; thanks ryan!:)
Craig Houghton; I agree 100 % on the crits, I will fix it in due time, and your definately correct, I think I might put a tree in the foreground.
the creatures are all. not profile now, Im trying to spice things up a bit
Lee; hey, im planning on busting out the acrylics( a self portrait from mirror) soon. Stay tuned..
Ok, venting here..
On my report card I got a B+ for art for the 4th semester.
And all this year, + last year I've achieved A's or A+'s.
The thing that pisses me off, is that my teacher is an utter dickhead( and Im not the only one who thinks that).
He has shown a particular bias against me and my friends, and has given them below avarage marks as well.
The one particular time that pisses me off though happened during the 2nd to last lesson.
He had photocopied a whole bunch of sheets for us to colour in( with colour textas and colour pencils, aagh) and a crossword.
Now Im sitting at my desk drawing in my sketchbook, overall enjoying myself, when he comes up to me and tells me to stop drawing and do the "work" he has set or else he will give me a detention. Dear Lord, this guy looks like a complete ass too, he looks like he has a toupe lol
crits on the creatures would be nice, the legs are totally screwed on the 1st one.
the jacket with the apple is the sketch for a painting I will begin soon, I feel like I need to get into illustration for people to take me seriously .
Ive done much more stuff than this, but the rest are just doodles on cheap paper.
hey man, i'm a B+ in art too, no worries though, this stuff is looking cuh-rispy!
eh, dont give a shit about that loser.. I know its probably no-one in your class that is better then you, so you wont have any problems getting into an art class, no worries, keep working, ;)
hey dude, nice work!
creatures have already improved a lot.My only suggestion is to first work on basic construction, then add details in a simmetrical way.Sometimes i've noticed your creatures miss a basic skeleton and basic muscle groups.Check out the way people like whiteeeeeee or artkitty build up shapes to build creatures, i think that could help you.
Talking about the rendering, i have no crits at all, i admire people that have the patience to actually work on it, i'm just too damn lazy.
Just keep it up at this rate and who knows what you'll be able to do in a few years :)
asoir: with extra cheese on top and fries?
Get outta here man, you deserve an A
Dtemp; man if you had a look at this guy you would be laughing, from the moment you see him you know he is an asshole, its the hair cut, lol,
yes, the creatures do lack some obvious things( like muscles and bones:nohope , but some were intended to be insects which have a different anatomy.
thanks, ill check out whitteeee+artkitty some more:)
thanks for all the comments guys:)
I am beginning to love my moleskine
OK OK JEEZ ILL BUMP UP YOUR SKETCHBOOK, no need to bump me, nag me on msn, PM me, call me up and start hurting my postman for it though.
christ almighty, this guy's sick, dont let him add you on msn or contact you at ALL. he's insane.
nice lines, last page is T bomb.good to study heads from other angllesss.
but man, the model you sketched in the last pages could be a bit more better looking...LOL just kidding man
ASOIRl you whinging pom you!
jeez man, lay of the nose candy;p
some crappy sketch pages from yesterday
your creature's are improving with light speed. keep that rate off improvement up :P. and you will become a master creature designer!
Great work here.
Dude the SPs are rockin! Rendering is getting SO much better...Keep doin that and you'll be the talk of the town in no time!
I agree with Jake, man, I allso love those imaginary creatures you com eup with. :)
You only doing selfportraits ? Icant tell since they all have the same hair cut , but very different facials, whatever, very nice page though!
Not much to say, just keep it up, and try to study animal anatomy, right now your creatures looks kinda unstable- wierd looking (like nothing constructed of this world.) to me, but yeah, thats me.
Keep it up!
creatures are getting better and better :) doing those animal sketches has something to do with it I'm sure :) keep them coming.
I just got done going through all the pages in your sketchbooks...and I must say I am incredibly impressed. I really wish I would have gotten started being serious about art at your age (or even younger for that matter, haha). Keep up the good work mate.
oma; thanks dude
jake; haha, im nothing to talk about, but you.. youre work is stunning!
tigermilk, thanks mate:)
dtemp; when You radically change an angle, its hard to recognise a person, those were some obscure angles, thats my excuse, thanks
Lee; thanks again for your support:)
wow, thanks for checking me out:) thanks mate
digital selfportrait, painter, its not perfect, but it was fun, cheers!( done from mirror)
edit; updated after some crits from dtemp(dile)
Oo cool stuff with the colours dude. The eyes are a tad crooked I think. Either that or the nose hehe. What I tried to do when I did my digi SPs, is try and eliminate all my lines. Your still have some lines around the nose, and adding just the right tones around there will allow you to kill em!
j a k e ; yeah, its riddled with flaws, unfortunately,i will be doing many more sps, so watch this space...
pile of fodder
Huge improvment since my last visit! It's nice to see you doing self-portraits. I hate doing them because I never recognize myself :(
h2rra; hey thanks mate! its funny, my dad reckons it looks like me, and so do I, however my friend doesnt. My appearence and age are deceptive, and hard to capture, and photos dont even look like me..:nohope:
Self portraits are good practice though, excellent for.. improving form, light knowledge, features and angles of features, rendering, observing, and overall good practice! Go a sp today!
1st one inspired by hurricane
2nd ones just stink
3rd inspired by carlos huante( the feet on the zebra like creature)
very nice sketchbook man, you are doing all the right things.
Id like to see something for finished though, perhaps a longer SP or something from imagination.
good stuff anyway, keep it up!