So wait.....You've been using a mouse all along!?!?!?!? That's crazy! LOL
I had no idea, man. Props to you for that!
Congrats on the Intuos! I only use a very old , 4x6 graphire. I hope get a bigger tablet someday.
Anyway, as always you always think of nice concepts. I kinda suck on that part. I love the mechanical animal vehicle thingy I do suggest using a perspective guide for it. The feet look off.
Also, the very first tree on the last image could be darker in value. It will add more depth.
I also suggest overall to simplify and just use 4-5 values and big brushes especially during the beginning stages of the work. Just start detailing and using subtler values when working on the detail. I think, in that way, you will still be able to maintain the overall impression/look of the work without ruining it.
Last edited by Dizon; January 23rd, 2009 at 10:57 AM.
Great anatomy studies..the linework is looking good. especially on those noses, maybe the line could be a little heavier on one side to suggest a shadow. A foggy memory is coming back from college where if you're doing a ine drawing then think about where the light is hitting the object and do that line fainter and the one opposite darker to suggest form.
sony; I sure hope so, I feel it's going way too slow. That eyeline, and just faces in general are still much of a pain. Thanks! Dizon; Haha, yes. I just kept postponing it, I figured I would need a better understanding of values and colour etc first. But I realize now that practising is a lot faster and more fun with a tablet.
You're totally right on the feet of that machine, I did change them at some point but they are still no good. Thanks for the advice on values and depth, I still don't have a decent work flow. I usually just start somewhere and just add colours without much planning. Thank you. Angel Intheuk; That sounds good, I'll remember that. I feel like I really need to practice form and value more so I'll try and put that to use. Cheers! NoodleDoodle; I realize I'm always working with just a few colours but its a bad habit that seems hard to get rid of. Thanks for the reminder! zou; Haha, I usually have a lot of ideas but I'm not so good at carrying them out in PS. I tend to lose patience too. Thanks! Hai; Thanks, about time! I feel like I badly need to rid myself of the photoshop feel. I'm experimenting with custom brushes, hope that will help.
Some studies (reference was Loomis), environment speeds, and a finished Creature of the Week entry. Glad this one turned out ok, although its always easier without a background..
I love your household pest COW. The texture going on is incredible. Great work on the studies too.
You seem to spend lots of time on putting values into the studies and doing them very smoothly. Perhaps trying to get more bang for your buck per line might be something to try (pen, markers and crayons are a good teacher, anything you can't erase ). Each line then becomes important as opposed to sliding into obscurity. Heavier lines= darker, lighter= lighter, and changing between the two in one line, as well as putting that line in the right spot first try instead of slowly finding your way to the right one. The more info you can accommodate into one line, the better. 3rd image in post 84 is when I think you've gotten the closest to this. Let go of being perfect every time, and work more on understanding what you're seeing.
Anyway enough of a spiel. Feel free to ignore me. I'm mostly harmless.