thesadpencil; Yeah I can't seem to get that under control.. thanks for the reminder! Hai!^^; I'm with you. We should push each other more. ;P sony; Sony! Don't know, messy times. Yea still doing loads of figures. I'd advice the spartan camp - keeps you on the job. Dizon; Still got too much to practice, perhaps I should focus on speedpaints. You've got a point with the design. The concept-thing is missing lately. Cheers!
Speedpaints studies bridgman blabla and a CoW entry. Going entirely too slow-moving on.
You can probably go much darker for more contrast on your drawings of the japanese woman. I'm sure her hair is much more darker. It's probably good to focus on the value of each element in your image. ( ex. Hair mass is darkest, face is lighter, clothing is middle value)
On you're jungle/forest speedie, some of the trees could have been pushed more into the BG. The edges could've been softer.
Nice Rhino like creatures! I like your creature designs. Nice ideas.
Thanks for commenting on my SB. I'll try to update soon.
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Dizon; Thanks on the value tip. Even when drawing I'm still trying to figure it out, same goes for lineweight. I guess it should come with experience. You're right about those edges, I noticed just now. Cheers!
More Studies, Speedpaints, Bridgman stuff. Its about the 60th time for me to join the spartan camp (under community activities!) so I included those too (the little poses). Tried out coloured pencils, trying to get a better sense of colour. Fish are all from reference (book).
I've been drawing many heads lately, during lunch breaks and from ref. Progression is very slow though.
Hai; Thanks for the advice. Heads are still real tough for me. I just cant get them to look 'right', there's always something off. The fish were a colour practice at first, trying to understand colours better since I've got a colour deficiency. So I had to use loads of ref too. Dizon; Thanks! Very useful paintover. Stupid of me to leave the stuff on the left in, I usually spot that ;s. I'm not so good at overlaying textures, I'll see if I can dig up a guide somewhere. Fregy; Cheers! I have been drawing loads and loads of heads lately, although I think I'm far from good. I'd advice using books from either Loomis or Bridgman for learning, and try to draw from real life. (i.e. taking a moleskine somewhere public and start drawing)
I've finally bought myself a tablet (intuos3 6x8 ). I'm practising hard, but I certainly have a long way to go. I'm loving it though, and I'm hoping to get much better. I'm not yet comfortable with it, and I don't quite know how to use the pen pressure best. This is so much better than using a mouse though.
Loomis studies, speedpaints, and a CoW entry. I'll upload more regularly because I'm losing track of things.
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You are improving in every aspect, your latest head studies are very much better, the placement of eyes are bit off even now, i would suggest you to flip your sketch and study the direction, it might help.
Last sketch is simply awesome, its composition is nice, i think you can add a small character in the foreground, to make it interactive. just a suggestion!