careful with the turpentine though. That stuff rots brain. Hard to paint when you can control your hands.
Snap, only your 3rd oil ever? Well played dude. None of the facial distortions bother me at all, I think it works for the fantasy subject matter. I do agree, it's a bit too blue, some warmer colors in the right places would make it really sing. Keep painting!
Okay, its been a while, Ive got a few snapshots of some stuff I'm working on. These are all WIPS, pretty much, or just initial sketches I did before I draw them on nicer and larger paper.
This one is actually a pig fetus that I've distorted and screwed up pretty much. :needle: We have some preserved animals in our biology lab and I drew the fetus one time, (although I lost the sketch) and decided to draw it larger and mess with it.
The second one is for something Im gonna enlarge, its just an initial sketch.
And the last is just for kicks, I drew that on the back of a board game's cover when I was like 5. :needle:
Hito- Thanks man! Yeah I am, all windows and fans open and on. Although I'mna take a break from the oil painting now that were done with it in our class, I'll go back to it in a few weeks maybe when I gather enough money to buy some turpentoid and less scented materials.
Andy P-hehe my friend justified the facial distorions cause of the rhyme and humpty falling. Yeah, I gotta pick on color theory a bit more. Thanks for stopping by!
nice stuff! love the tube-critter there - more! MOOOre!
Really nice stuff! Good to chat with you again. Take it easy!
hey another pinoy! Sa pinas ka ngayon?
Hyver, Some_guy/Mike - Hey guys, thanks again for the loads of help youve given! I really appreciate it! :)
patdzon - YEp, nasa pinas pa ako! Init dito! Grabe! Masaya din naman ang ulan minsan, hehe, signal 2- walang pasok sa hs! :)
Just a quickie...I should start posting my sketches.
Anyway this is for my art elective:
Im in the process of painting it right now.
Ill post up the full shot next time, but heres a detail of what I gave my friend for her birthday.
Here is a GUIDELINE, that I fixed up in photoshop. I used the dodge and burn, as well as the contrast options in photoshop and made myself a guide for fixing up the original drawing. Still in the process of re-doing the original drawing. Most of these crits are from a bunch of people from these forums who are friggin awesome and some from my own crits.
Alright you bastard, you quited IRC as I got to talk to ya :P ;) (just kidding)
ohwell, I was just going to tell it was a very cool update, like
the last one alot! keep at it! and keep this book updated!
very very nice pencils.
love the nose on this guy
keep to it
the pig in the tube is really good.
you're getting good.
I really love how your pig fetus has fleshed out (oh, so punny!) You really took care to render out those little skin folds and veins and it shows that you really enjoyed that bit. You sicko! ;) it's great that you did your own photoshop fix as well, you've caught a lot of the issues that I would have brought up. Heightening the contrast around the head was a good call. :)
With your latest art elective piece, you're getting more expressive with your faces, but only a teensy bit! I think having the pursed lips and wide eyes is fine for this expression, mind you, but let's see some open mouths and contorted cheeks in the future, girl! I need to amp up my own expressions too... it's hard. ._.
Miss you tons!!
dile, tigermilk, hito- Thanks a bunch! :D
Steph-too true, gotta open up em mouths and push em cheeks, ill work on those more and ill post em up :) THanks! miss ya too!
quickie update, i just got a wacom two days ago. Spent almost 90% of the past two days waking up at noon and sleeping at 2 am painting infront of the computer. Most of which ive scrapped and trashed. Especially for the past two hours where ive been trying to do a self portrait and almost tried to yank all of my hair out. Cant seem to draw my friggin' nose. Anyhow I'll post one up once ive felt they looked showable.
Im new to this tablet Thang, so PLEASE Crit. I needsta get the hang of this thing.
Hey man. Great stuff with those 3 self portraits, I really like. I love self portraits! Glad to see that you got a wacom too, seems like your on the right path. Just keep it up brother!
jake- Thanks man! :) Although those arent actually self portraits...theyre well just portraits of this clown dude i made up on the spot. But thanks though! And im not a guy, im a girl hehe. But its cool man,dont worry about it, im easily thought of as a guy cause of my username :bashful: Got any suggestions though for Self Portraits? I'll post one up eventually. Im horrible with the likeness thing. And seeing the portraits youve got in our SB thread, got any tips?
Anyway the master reproduction thing. Im thinking of starting over.
When I do SPs I always think about the defining features. I think about what really catches my eye to make a face..a face! I make all the shapes quite simple at the start. Getting the right shapes of the face to start is extremely helpful. Umm thats my 2 cents haha!
Jake - Thanks! I was able to use that bit of info there for the SP I did (on the bottom of the doodled things)
-Here are the doodles. The last one there is an SP I did new years eve at 3 am. Small but yeah, its a start. haha.
-Going digital on the pig!
-and the mutant kid ive been working on. Driving me nuts, but its a load of fun! His arms look a quite screwed though.
Havent been able to use the tablet since school started 3 days ago. Eugh! :upset:
Tried another SP. PIcture was taken after the SP; I drew from a mirror. I think this is what I'd look like, 15 years from now, if I went on an all Red Bull diet and stopped eating Krispy Kreme. Tchah, depressing indeed...
Great sketchbook dude! nice new updates ! as I mentioned, I really like the way you draw faces, both digital and with pencils, they look like they are alive ( nice expressions! ) and they are well worked-out, so thumbs up man!
Also* your pencil stuff reminds me slightly of lukias rendering, ( and THATS a great thing! )
dile- haha lukias rocks! THanks a bunch man! :D
lookin very good! youve improved so much since i last saw your art... keep goin, and get on aim so i can host an oc for us
Burning Eyes- Hey man! I'll try to get on as much as I can, If I can. Ive got exams this week X_X!
did these last night while i was out and about...
Very small update,did it while waiting for the teacher in class and during recess. It's exam week for me :(
Did these today. Colored pencils are fun,but prisma colored pencils are addicting.
Dished, pls check out the "CA.org Local Artist Groups" section and click on "The Philippines" thread. Let us know what you think. We're also looking for more Filipinos here on CA( preferably, yung mga nakatira sa Pinas). If you know anyone, pls direct them to that thread. Thanks!:)
Dished! Mhan am I jealous! If I get my sketchbook going again it'll be because of you. Getting to see your development is great. You've inspired me. At your rate, I'll be showing you my portfolio for CnCs.
oi firstly thanks for those links in my sb Dished
that bumskee thread is soo good. im gonna go through all of the exercises and post them. Tutorials are something ive been meaning to get into but i just keep on wanting to complete any idea i come up with. But maybe i should start at the basics eh? I would realy like those tutorials bro!
Awesome sketchbook. i realy like the expressions in your charactors faces, you have the ability to tell a story with the face realy well and thats got to be one of the most important things there is to figure drawing. when you have the head and the hands you can tell the whole story of the pose without it even being all there. Hockney did that realy well, if you can find any of his sketch's or paintings i think they are definnitaly worth looking at. and to think when i was 16 i was struggling to draw lips.
hawkin-Salamat! :D yess! start your SB, I wanna see! :D
Gleeson- Hey man, no problem! I can post some links in your sb to some of the more creativity based tutorials.Besides its loads more fun learning the basics and the creative stuff at the same time. Im searching for hockney right now. I'll do some more hand and feet studies, ive been kinda sticking to heads and stuff for quite a while.Thanks for commenting and for stopping by! Appreciate it :D
5 image dump:) (7, technically, considering the double pages.)