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April 23rd, 2014 #91
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Thank you very much Marian :-)!
Here are a few tests for my Butkus Skillshare project. Value schemes and some preparation for lighting. Next up an overpainted version.
April 30th, 2014 #93
May 5th, 2014 #94
Here's the so called finished sketch of the dog/girl-thing. Will probably not take it further than this. I think I learned a few things in the process though.
Yeah, the pose of the dog in this version is very static, I agree.. or "controlled" as one could say. It's after all a highly trained guard dog, waiting for input from his owner. At least that's a way of getting out of the dilemma not being very good at drawing dogs :-D ! Thank you for peaking!
Are you working on your project, or no time?
May 11th, 2014 #95
May 11th, 2014 #96
Thanks Marian :-)
Yeah, would be cool to see what you come up with!
Some eye studies.
May 18th, 2014 #97
May 25th, 2014 #98
June 1st, 2014 #99
June 8th, 2014 #100
June 15th, 2014 #101
June 22nd, 2014 #102
June 29th, 2014 #103
July 6th, 2014 #104
A few character studies using some of the lovely photos from photographer Mike Larremore as reference.
July 13th, 2014 #105
July 20th, 2014 #106
More face studies. Now with more focus on construction and no values. The nice photo refs are from Mike Larremore.
July 22nd, 2014 #107
Hey Chronberg, wow so many studies, well done they all look good to me. I am especially impressed with the post #101 glass above the mixer and also I really like the last three in post #103. Really too much for me to comment on but great to look at and the character studies are very fun. I can tell that you are building a vast memory library.
July 28th, 2014 #108
Hey Marian! Thanks for watching. Trying to break away from pure studies and cross over doing a bit of my own stuff.. takes time, not quite there yet, but it'll come I guess :-)
A few more heads.
August 3rd, 2014 #109
August 3rd, 2014 #110
Nice progress. It's great to see you composing an image as well.
For post 94, since it's digital, you could erase it and redraw the dog in a better pose. I've gone through a painting and then realize I need to redraw some things. I know it slows down the process but fighting through times like that is really important. I think the composition can be improved on as well. I would move the girl away from the edge some more so the flower isn't awkwardly cut off. I would also vary the trees a bit. They look a little too similar. They can still look similar but giving a little variety can help. Also, pushing the lighting on the main figures would make them stand out more.
I would experiment with the body language. She looks upset with the guard dog. Maybe you have were walking ahead of the dog while the dog's body language suggests he is disappointing in himself and is behind her. I don't know. That was just a random idea.
Anyway, keep up the hard work. It's paying off.
August 10th, 2014 #111
Some more heads and also a few hand studies. Trying to use constructive methods.
Istmin52, thank you for looking and giving constructive critique.
As for the dog/princess image I think I agree with all of your comments. I did however complete the image, not being very satisfied, but having learned some things in the process.
Sometimes I think reworking until it feels as good as possible is the way to go, but I also feel that it can be a good thing to finish off a piece and start another one (especially if it's for practice anyway). I have a bad habit of never finishing stuff.. not being satisfied. I guess it can both be a curse and a blessing, depending on how you look at it.
Anyways, I need to learn and practice the fundamentals (most all of them) quite a bit more to be able to create and also rework stuff with some degree of certainty and speed, which is why I'm mostly doing studies at the moment. After that I hope I'll be able to start expressing my own ideas a bit easier.
August 17th, 2014 #112
August 24th, 2014 #113
August 31st, 2014 #114
September 7th, 2014 #115
September 7th, 2014 #116
Hello, nice work, I enjoyed a lot your caricatures and cartoon stylized studies.
September 14th, 2014 #117
Some more head studies. Still using the excellent photos of photographer Mike Larremore as refs.
Hey pauloricardo! Thanks for your kind words. Yeah, I will probably do some more "finsished" stuff later on again. It's fun.
September 21st, 2014 #118
September 24th, 2014 #119
September 28th, 2014 #120
Some boxes.. back to basics again.
Hey Istmin52! Yeah, faces are fun. Need loads more of practice though, but I'll keep at it!