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Most recent life drawings. Hard to concentrate when the model is good looking :|
Nice studies and paintings in the last one. One thing on the second painting is the window which I assume is an outdoor setting looks more like a bright painting on the wall than an outside envirement.
Thanks for the crit Nam, definitely need to figure out that window somehow, my friend was also confused by it.
Trying my hand at watercolours. I like them a lot, but I'm clueless as to how to use them. Any help is appreciated.
Photo-ref for the figures at the top. Inverted the blue - cool effect.
Some copies of Mr. Mullins:
Collab with Ace on this one:
Good artists always make me green...
Watercolours - which I suck at - help!
Random Digital stuff:
amg those girls are stunning, I really like your brush strokes they just feel right!! about that window, I would add some dust particles in the air that reflect the light
really like your stuff!
Thats some blow-my-mind images.... your life drawings are ace! And your colored pieces are great, too, and, and... I don't know how to crit your work, cause honestly, I'm not skilled enough to find anything to crit. Just... post more, ok? Would love to see more!
Thanks for all the encouragement guys! And from mentler - one of my heroes here on CA - I've copied a whole bunch of your drawings into my sketchbook, I don't deserve 5 stars.
From life - 2 hour pose:
I need to watch James Kei's digital figure painting tutorial!
45 min pose:
I need a new camera...
I did a line drawing for this one - which is something I don't usually do. Turned out okay I guess.
Not happy with this one but thought I would post it anyway:
I used this technique I found while browsing Nathan Fowkes blog:
He is really good, check out his stuff at:
Trying to learn anatomy. I think I have memorized all the superficial muscles of the upper extremity; these are all from imagination:
So, I thought I would start posting some very helpful and/or inspiring websites that I come across from time to time. Here is a wonderful blog by James Gurney.
Not only does he update everyday, he also explains so much about values, compositions and colours. Very, very informative.
These two were suppose to be pantie studies. (pantie studies?! why can't all studies be this interesting? )
Heres a two hour life drawing I did. For the first 1.5 hours I thought I was going to have to delete it, but luckily it came together in the last 30
And some digital gestures, I think I might want to quit traditional drawing mediums because they are so hard :/
Love your colours and efficient brush strokes. Looking forwards to seen more
I really enjoyed looking through your sketchbook! Those quick life studies are very interesting since I just started drawing from life a lot too. About the watercolors (and other figurative paintings too), I think trying different colors that you wouldn't normally think about using (blues, greens, violets, reds, etc.) would help out and make the subjects more interesting. I'm sure there's like a gazillion websites out there for painting techniques, but unfortunately I don't have any links. I know Super Skoda explains his process in his sketchbook which is pretty staight forward, so you could look into that as well. I look forward to seeing more soon!
I LOVE your digitals! you have great skills in finding the right color that makes this pieces look hyperrealistic. Your figures are also really nice. Work more on your hands and it will be great! Keep rocking and thanks for the link! :]
Hey everyone, here's another link for you. It's Xia Taptara's blog http://idrawgirls.blogspot.com/
Admittedly, it isn't the most educational site. However, he updates everyday and there are a lot of videos to watch - if for nothing more than some entertainment when you're bored.
@everyone: thanks for the all the support. I don't feel justified posting a reply without a large art dump, so although my replies are late, I do read everyones comments as they come up, and I thank you all for that.
@Jamesy: Thanks for the tips and reference to Super Skoda, It's funny you mention trying different colours. I once did a watercolour painting in really low light and could just barely make out the colours (Although I didn't realize it at the time). After I finished the painting and took it into normal lighting conditions, I had all these saturated greens and reds on my figure, and it actually looked pretty good.
@movites: I can't believe you are the first person to mention hands! I haven't really dedicated any time studying them, as a result I'm extremely bad at drawing them. I'm definitely going to do a bunch of studies now that you mention it.
On to the drawings: Maybe I won't give up traditional mediums just yet. Marko Djurdjevic's drawings have inspired me to pick up this thing they call a pencil. All from imagination:
Panda's. Just because.
Haven't done these in a long time, but here's one:
bah im jealous!
Your work is stunning, Your pencil figure work is my favorite.
Thank you for posting your art, I would love to see more.
Please visit my sketchbook.
This is great, your girls painting are looking great. The imagination stuff is catching up to your ref stuff as well. Keep up with those studies and posting!
This is an interview of Marko Djurdjevic. It has been posted in the lounge, and around CA, but it's just so entertaining and informative that I have to advertise it in my sketchbook. If you listen to it, I guarantee you will like it.
@Ash888: Really? My pencils? I guess if you do a little bit of every medium and try different styles at least some of your work will appeal to someone
@everyone: Thank you for the support! No hand studies this time - I lied - next time though, I promise, even though I find drawing hands boring. You get the joy of having to draw 4 fingers for every hand!
To the drawings: 5 min life:
About 1 hour each life:
I'll give a little mini-tutorial with this one. About the overlooked "edge induction".
I learned about this from James Gurney's Blog (visit him, it's worth your time):
A basic overview of what James is saying is that, if there is edge that is in shadow and shares a similar value on both sides of the edge, you don't have to draw a contour, instead you can simply blend each side into each other. Quoting from Gurney, "Painters shouldn’t seek out edges that aren’t there; in fact poetry often springs from deliberately placing edges into obscurity..."
I was excited by this idea, and definitely wanted to try it. If you look at both legs on my drawing, neither of them have a hard edge when they transition into the background. If you click on Gurney's link he shows more examples, including one by J.S Sargent. And if J.S Sargent does it, you know it's gotta be good!
Here is another watercolour. I took Jamesy's advice and tried to add some more colours. Damn scanner destroys all my beautiful colour ? Still would like some help with them.
This is really nice stuff, instant five stars!!! The latest watercolor is impressive. I would be curious to see you do more wet on wet in watercolor. If you haven't heard of it, you might pick up some neat ideas from handprint.com I definitely want to see more of your work.
Love your SketchBook! One of the best ones I've seen in a while. Thank you for the inspirational boost
Awesome stuff, so much variety. Nice paintings and figures!
Link: great reference site http://www.old-picture.com/theme-index-001.htm
@Equus: Thanks so much for that link! So much information! Wet in wet is a strange mistress to me, although I do love the effects that it produces. I guess I'm still in the experimental phase with these watercolours.
@Chuck,mate. Your artwork is absolutely awesome. Definitely an inspiration for me. I'm honoured you've stopped by.
@Hive_minD I checked out your sketchbook; very nice ZBrush sculpts. I've always wanted to learn that program. Too lazy though .
@Sealegs Variety is the spice of life! I actually get bored of the same medium after using it for about a week. So I'm always switching between pen, pencil, charcoal, watercolour and digital.
Haven't done much digital drawings in the last week, so just some traditional stuff for now:
Life Drawing 1-2 min. Just focused on the legs:
These are kind of old, I think the girl on the left is one of my favourite life drawings I've ever done.
Top girl is from ref, then tried to redraw her in a different position:
Your traditional stuff is extremely nice, and the digi's are getting there too, they are turning out more and more impressive all the time.
@Dan Valkar: I appreciate the crit! My imagination work is really bad I'm trying to work on it. I've managed to get to the point where I'm not completely ashamed to post them; hopefully to get some more crits on them.
@Lakka: Thanks! It seems like I'm not getting better as fast as I want/hope though.