@kamal_anjelo: thanks, they're just reference studies though.
@EtherRain: You draw beautiful girls! And your rendering is top notch. I need more practice!
@DoubleThink: Hmm, thanks. I haven't done any illustrations, which means I haven't thought about composition very much. I'm just working on the basics right now. Value, colour, form & anatomy. I will study composition later, I hope.
I really need to learn how to colour/render/draw from imagination. Which is what I'm working on right now.
Yeah, life studies definitely look great. Sometimes the the eyes of your characters look slightly too close together....the eyes should be (about) an eye's width apart.
Hmm, I wish I had something more useful to say :/ but yeah, keep it up!
By the way are those katakana characters on the Sargent study, or am I hallucinating?
I like your work.............................................. ................................................ this much!!
Why not switch to Acrylics/Oils if you're struggling with watercolours? You seem to (digitally) colour figures and things in large bright blocks of colour; maybe watercolours are a bit too transparent (and unreworkable afterwards) for your confident brush.
As realistic as you paint your girls, tho, I'd like to see more Menny Men men here.
I have never known the like of this.
I've been alone, and I have missed things and kept out of sight.
But other girls were never quite like this.
Falling, yes I am falling, and she keeps calling me back again.
Opilione: Thank you, my life drawings are generally better than anything else I can do... and I wish I wasn't like that.
Kim-bot: Thanks for reminding me of the eye width thing! A lot of times I stop thinking when I draw, and things slip by me. Need to keep focused! It's great to hear critiques from someone else - a lot of times I don't realize my own mistakes unless I really analyze my drawings.
Euphemism: Thanks a bunch Euphemism! I've actually tried oil painting quite a bit. I'm not patient enough nor very good at mixing colours so I get very frustrated with all my oil paintings. I haven't touched them in half a year.
Men... well... maybe one day. I have no interesting in drawing men at all That's why I almost never do it.
Study of Linran (possibly my new favourite artist): Attachment 799328
Linran has a translated tutorial HERE which inspired/convinced me to use the RGB sliders instead of the HSB. I love the RGB sliders now.