zou; "Measure twice" - Thank you for that, I seemed to have forgotten. Accurate points, I got sloppy in the end. Dizon; Thanks for the points on workflow, and the use of layers. I hardly ever use those modes, but I'm trying to get to know them. Also, I often do not see these colours. Now that you mention, I think I can see it. There really is a faint colouration from the surroundings there, and probably on other spots too. Thank you! NoodleDoodle; Haha, that's too much. I am now putting more effort in this though, I'd like to get better.
Wow man, great updates! you are putting me to shame!!
No crits really except the latest landscapes seem to be missing some depth, the mountains in the distance should be slightly desaturated and blurrier than the mid-ground and then the foreground should be the most in focus and saturated (as standard practice dictates...but that's just what I've read really, might be worth playing with. also maybe add in some contrasting colours here and there to draw the eye around the picture. Just a thought anyway
zou; I struggled with those peaks. They were very sharp and actually detailed in the ref. But with little contrast. Could see it perfectly but could not get it 'on paper'. Dizon; True, I think the result got a bit muddy. I have to admit had not spend much effort thinking about the lighting. Lesson learned. Thanks, many more studies will follow! Angel Intheuk ; Thanks. Heh, well I just feel I need some sort of boost at this point. Lots of ideas usually, but I can't execute my ideas. Good points on the saturation and contrast. Now that I think of it I stuck too much to sampling colour from a single source. Need to paint more consciously! Hai; Thanks, I need to practice this badly! Wacom is great. Still not using it to the fullest though. Not using any of the buttons on the pen or tablet. Also still messing around with brush settings, but I feel experimenting helps.
I attended the Color Theory course! The streaming one here on CA. Which was WELL worth it, I'd advice it to anyone. Lots and lots of knowledge, very thorough. I feel this will help me greatly. I would like to do some freelancing, so I need some sort of breaktrough.
haha wanted to say "awesome folds!" then I saw they are from bridgman Awesome bridgman studies! With your digital copies I would try to render with a bigger brush though, as is with your overal digitals. You're not making simple and recognisable shapes and the result is a bit wobbly sometimes. Great scetchbook though, lots of dedication!
~Faust~; I wish my own studies were that good, haha. You're correct on the digitals though, I'm working on my brushwork. Still can't quite get the hang of it. Thanks! zou; Heya zou. Yea I'm trying to improve this. My environments often lose contrast and get blurry when I fade out the background. So at the moment I'm just trying to accurately pick colour and value. I've learned a lot from the colour theory course. Properties like Hue, Saturation, and Value were covered, but also things like colour balance, colour variation, colour narrative, mood, space. Jason used mostly paintings to explain things, so you could also learn how all this is practised. I also got tips on how to practise and improve my sense of colour, being colour blind. Invaluable.
Noticed the dancer's thigh by the way -sucks ;| Dizon; Cheers, there will be MANY more colour studies like these.
More studies, all from reference. Blablabla moving on.