Texahol demanded practice AND MUCH NEEDED.
shoulda done this ages ago...
Cool sketchbook going on here. A little inconsistend, there cool stuff and there's less cool stuff (the bodybuilder image worked out pretty well I think). THere's a couple of things I noticed while thumbing through it:
First of all, and it's a pretty standard thing to say around these parts, but do more anatomy studies. Gestures might help you, but also do some studies of the face as it is your weakest point yet (the bodybuilder piece gets kind of ruined because of it ). Also, right now I think you tend to use the same muscular upper body on most of your sketches. I suspect this is because it is something you have drawn before, so you don't have to figure new stuff out.
Second, the environments need more work too. They miss some perspective and depth, which has mostly got to do with the use of colors. Doing some studies from pictures might help there.
All in all, keep doing what you do but watch out for tunnel vision. I got the impression you build too much on previous done studies to do sketches from the mind. Might be just me though
I have not looked through you entire SB. I would not be able to comment on everything anyways. I would like to say this, I have noticed when a person is sketched you can tell what sex they are. I noticed that your sketches of women you have sex organs there and on your male forms just the imagination of sex organs. Think about this, it is your Creation! The shell of a creature is symetrical except when it comes to the male sex organ (God's humor or confusion) it goes to the left or to the right. And this is on all creatures not just humans. Also, the last page here I noticed the Man and then the Beast. You know what I'm talkin about. Keep it up, your on the right track. Peace out.
I like that last study Shows some progress over the two pieces above that (probably because you used reference?). I miss the nipples on it though, which are a great tool to explain the form of the body a bit better.
On those landscape studies, the foreground doesn't really match with the background. I suppose it's from ref, but I wonder if the foreground was all that black. There's a lot of lighting going on up there, but nothing happening on ground level. Also, the difference in amount of details in the foreground and the clouds/lightning is a pretty rought transition. Especially the huge brushstrokes in the sky create a separation in style in these studies.
Keep 'em coming though
Some ppl pointed out i need to do a value study or two before i jumped to color.
Last edited by Kaffinated; June 9th, 2008 at 01:42 PM.
Nice master study. The value work is solid. You have no stars - you deserve to be getting a few ratings by now. So I'ld give you.... 4. Keep up the good shit.
hey mate great job on the master copy,ill take you up on your suggestion and do a few myself see if i learn anything to translate over to my own work,try and remember to not avoid the hands even if you do a crappy job its anther hand closer you will be to being able to draw the next one better also great job on the neck ruffle. ill make sure check back here more often so get working . later.
I can't tell if you still do this, as you do a lot more landscapes now, but I noticed on the first page you give everyone narrow heads where women tend to have quite round heads...round off the female bodies a little too as on page 4, the 'squareness' makes them look more masculine and less attractive. Great improvement though
Wow, the latest master study looks awesome.
I wonder how long did you take working on the face, the details are brilliant, so as the laces. This practice of values is gonna help you identify the form better I believe, keep it up man:p.
hey and thanks for dropping by my sketchbook.
I was looking trough your pages here and I want to give you some honest feedback. I like your line art. It is steady and precise. What I noticed, and i've seen you've tried working on this in your latest posts, is that you need to work on values. Values and color behavior.
In order to get them skills you should just keep on study light work a lot on values. Then perhaps take up the colours..
I think value studies will have a great effect on your lineart too - giving you a great understanding to illuminate more mass with lines?
I also saw your stick figures and I thought they were a bit noisy. If you try to abstract the use of line, and concentrate more on each single line and curve, I think they would convey and more interesting behavior.
Keep it up and I hope you take my critiques as love
I think the master study is lovely though I wish you had spent more time on that hand. Poor hand.
Also for the lastest I agree some more values would be great since you were obviously thrying to put some shading in there. The guy definitly needs nipples though, do not fear the nipple! I would love to see this guy in a more dynamic pose.
You've got a great start mate, but you could use a little more help.
Id suggest doing many more hand studies, lots of feet studies, especially from the masters. Practice your tonals and value studies, by doing hands in light/shadow etc. Pay a lot of attention to proportions. Slow things down, and measure out. You'll get faster over time. Just be patient. You'll find youll learn more about contours, and form, as well as light/shadow by doing this bits first. Start in BW and then work into colour.
Looking forward to seeing more of your stuff!
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