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Here's me with that wide eyed look of "art is my new found purpose"
Last edited by MattVogt; October 7th, 2007 at 06:21 PM.
Here's how I see little miss RedCap
And an update (it's a crazy story eh, I know my kids will love the cutting of bellies and filling with rocks etc)
And if any critiques come to mind, please divert your attention to the quick reply button located directly below!
I took my sketch and roughed in the values (underneath), then added some detail + cleanup on top (all in BW still), then I started blending some colours in overlay mode just to give me a variety to choose from as I go in for another pass. I didn't post the colour one big as really it's just a palette mixer at this point!
More to come!
The studies are good, you should do more. Do some studies on female faces, make them attractive.
Hope you'll do better, cause you can.
Lot's of pictures for a new sketchbook. It seems you still have some problems with anatomy. Also you still have to work on you painting-skills. Post some more work, specilally some studies.
The landscapes are good. Your figures still have a way to go, but you're on the right track. Practice a lot with anatomy (especially the structure of the head) and proportion. Your (what I assume are) non-referenced paintings lack a sense of solidity, too -- do some study on light and shadow, to define form. I agree with Cepro -- do some studies, and let's see em. Keep it up!
Wow! Thank you for your advice and encouragement gentlemen.
It's great being able to relate to you and your works with respect to the process of creativity/study/putting it together. It took me many years of wavering to actually experience the benefits of clearcut, focused study. Both your comments totally enforced the process and I will work on anatomy (heads), proportion, painting technique, and light studies (FunFetus - you got some tight studies on your sketching pad!)
More to come!
Thanks again guys,
The tangled tree branch thing is awesome dude.
I'd like to see some more diverse faces from you though.
Please show some love at my DA page. BobbyDash.DeviantArt.com or leave some critiques in my sketchbook thread HEREhttp://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...=1#post2288893
Bobby and Merlin! Thanks for dropping by dudes! Providing such guidance is much appriciated and thank you for your kind words!
Face studies are my hit list More to come! after these:
Trying a new method of going from value to colour:
The support I've received has been awesome. Thank you all - check back often!
Little more progress on her (it's been crazy for me). Pushed the ceiling down to bring it into this thing called "perspective"....
Comments are always appriciated. Thanks for viewing folks! The last two will be taken all the way this weekend (thanks giving eh?)!
wow, I dig your style. I REALLY like that little lizard up there.
hey Matt glad to see you here! (pxc member whose been looking at your sketchbook)
Hey thank you very much Laura, Radio and Jean!
The trick is to do this stuff daily.... then you'll have an addiction hahaha!
I'll just keep trucking (or in this case, bulldozing). I feel I have a lot more study to do. I probably won't kick that feeling in this lifetime pld:
Laura, you mentioned you dig my style - thanks! Sooner or later, I'm going to have to explore more...
As Alister Lockhart once said:Also, this interview with Daniel Dociu has some inspiring comments on how style grows naturally, "resonating within one's sensibility" kewl....I think its enormously important for a commercial illustrator to be able to satisfy the needs of any client who come to them for a visual solution. Constant experimentation with different styles will also ensure that your love of the process endures.
And of course an update! I like the contrast of nature/machine... but alas nature endures... also she's be front lit!
Thanks for being here! Comments are always welcome!