holy shit you've done a hell of a lot since i last checked your sketchbook. haha thanks for making me feel like a slacker. I really dig your AP portfolio. A lot of interesting stuff, some really strong pieces in there.
What I notice a lot in this page is how frustrated you are with your digital still lives. Your traditional still life paintings are really strong and show your sensitivity to color and light. Maybe you should think about what made the trad ones strong and the digital ones not so strong. I have a feeling it's a really simple, fixable problem like you putting too much thought into your digital ones and not getting that flow going, or that you have a limited palette to work with when you're using trad paints. Whatever it is, find out and fix it! You're totally capable of a great looking still life, as we can see in your ap folio and around your sketchbook. Just tap into that skill when you open photoshop.
P.S. What kind of sketchbook did you use in the last post? ..Or are those the rings of a MASSIVE 18x24 pad? D:
Bapsi Thanks Bapsi thats some great advice right their, i agree its totally fixable so i beter get fixing. thats some of the fun with photoshop and some of the problem its kind of so overwhelming that you have to find that right flow you get with traditional to really get your bearings ...if that makes sense.
Pijus normally i would unconditionally accept your challenge for an update battle..buutttt ill be starting a summer job so let me figure out how much time i need to put in their before we start anything epic but i promise by this Sunday well start going at it.
lots of different stuff
2 portraits first sucks bad the second sucks just a little less
o well one more thing to work on
some portraits on alchemy these were fun to try but i really have problems planning enough room... the yellow one is kind of cool but they need work
sketch book pages over balance and rhythm
and finally one last thing iv been working on ....
Painting my engine... O YEAH
its a work in progress
its a work in progress
yay it's good to see you studied hogarth, bridgman and bammes
you have improved like hell since page 1, it must be a great motivation for you to see that. Keep it up =)
Nice bridgemen studies, I like how you experiment with pencil and inks to mix things up a bit with them.
For the textures on the environ. There's a dirty little secret you can scan in real paint strokes and overlay them over the digital painting. Try to focus on getting the values first then think of color and time of day. Example if sunny outside and the lighting is yellow then in the shadows there would a hint of blue and purple.
Try not to use colors straight out of the tube, it mighttake away from your hard work unless you want o more impressionistic kind of look.
patrickdezaThanks iv only brushed on what i really need to study but its good to see someones actually seeing improvement in here
Pijus...unnormaly big eyes....i had no clue you could have mentioned something earlier
PigeonkillThanks thats a lot of solid advice i agree on figuring out values before working on color and time of day and so on.
Well I feel lazy so I should post what iv worked on so heres some sketchbook pages.
Some color study blocks i gave up on
And some photo work
Some Self portrait work
i Liked this near the befginning it had better form then it became kind of flat
Hey Gabe( I really hope Im not mistaken about your real name). Big update dood, very good. I can say ur bridgman studies looks pretty good. Your pencil lines gone awesome man. Keep up working.
Now with the eye thing.
Its understandable that you havent noticed your eyes proportions, becouse the smallest fault of proportion measurement makes big differences. You will improve that by practice and it will become natural to make it right in the future. I think the most importantly you need to pay attention that the gap between the eyes is one eye lenght Here Ill try to show you your mistakes,and in the right I tryed to fix things up a bit
Though in the Picture2 the mistake is less recognisable i still wanted to make more examples for you.
I truly hope I helped
Sorry for my pour language.
Like the bridgman studies. And some very nice still lifes and landscape paintings a few pages back good stuff keep it up.
I never understood about the twist and turns of the torso well until I studied bridgemen. I think you got it!
That's great you are experimenting with skin tones. Even if the skin tones happen to be different from your own skin value while you paint. You can always take mental notes on those color combinations for other projects.
Good work of late man!
The self portraits are going good. Nice sense of light you've got going on, and the brush strokes are sweet as!
And great Bridgman studies as well, fantastic rhythm and your lines are looks awesome!
Keep at it mate,
Wow, there is some dramatic improvement in this thread.
These last portraits look ok, although it seems (correct me if I'm wrong) like you start them on one area and work from there... you could get better proportions if you got the shape of the head, the perspective and the place of the features down first.
Your portfolio looks awesome =)
Amanda C Thanks Amanda thats really helpful i feel like sometimes i can get the features down but over all the shape of the head still confusedness me Ill try working painting the head all at once instead of focusing on one area and working out
Pigeonkill Thank u Pigeon although im getting good color sense from doing these portraits i still don't think its helping the cionstruction process so perhaps ill have to look else where to figure that out.
Btw i love all the work your doing in your SB
Grandmassa Mr. Spect TTTTTHHHHAAAAANNNKKKSSSS im glad to here people are looking through the whole book
pijus Yes Pijus youve discoverdmy true identity BLAST!
thanks for the crit iv been working on lots of studies of my head to figure out proportions but lost most in painter crashes .. although i still have some loomis stuff to show =)
sooo here it goes again
Sketch book pages
Env practice i need to do lots of these
and i finally finished painting my engine and putting it all back together Demos mobile once more
Finaly an update, awesome sketch book pages and anatomy studies, keep up with loomis, it helps alot, I know it helped me. Maybe try shading those heads after linework (even if its not shaded in loomis drawings) it will help you understand and memorize planes better. Well it helps me. Keep up. Ill be waiting for another update.
got some cool studies! the little bits of watercolour and marker really add something else
the anatomy studies are sharpening up for sure, youve made a lot of progress
keep it up!
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pijusyes sorry for being lazy.....again
I'm gonna try to update almost every day again
so don't let me slack, i know that Loomis is great
on helping you improve but if theirs any thing
more boring then studying Loomis i don't know what it is
i love your last enviroment
so im gonna work on that untill i can kick your but.....
wana make things intresting???
A snneeeek peak of an extended sp im going to work on
Loomis, boring? make it interesting, use markers, watercolour, chocolate, other mediums, different kind of paper, draw on wood ;D , draw with oposite hand, dont know, just make it fun ywah man study environs and landscapes thats what im doing right now, Im upsesed with it after buying all Whit Brachnas downloads, damn hes awesome
good studies man, I see you having fun with it, and great landscapes ;D i think Ill upload my thumbnails soon too.
Dude, I really like where your life drawing is going. The angular style merging with a loose softer style is really nice. Reminds me a little of the old masters. It's cool to see how far you've come by going through your sketchbook. Keep it up and thanks for swinging by mine! I left you a link for some more tilt shift stuff so come on over when you're bored and want to give your eyeballs a journey.
I like how this one is going. I wouldn't mind a nice castle on top of the hill along with people. The small stair like structures at the base caught my eye a bit.
That's a sweet looking engine and yummy reference material.
It took me a while to get into Loomis too. What got me even more interested in his work is when I read that Loomis was told to go home from art school because they felt he wasn't good enough. He turned around and worked hard not only to prove to he could do it, but share his knowledge to improve the industry.
Pijus ill get right on that Loomis study in chocolate, and i also got Whits downloads on environments i was a little disappointed to see that non of em were that concepty but their still really cool and valuable to learn from. im really not enjoying my enviroments..or really much of any of my digital work soo far its all so far from being what i want it il tryto explain more in my next post.
Hookswords thanks its getting better but i still have lots to learn. i loved all those photos i think its completly amazing i also saw a you tube video that was doe in the same style it was worth a look at if i see it all drop t in ur book.
Pigeonlol id work on that more but it was just a small study and it served its purpose i think those are rice pattys btw. and thanks iv also read that about Loomis im not saying hes not god or anything but it seems like his stuff dosnt have much expression or anything dynamic going on with it but still ill pick it back up
Heres a painting i started on. mainly set up the composition.blocked in the color and i started going back and putting all the buildings back in 3d AND sent them into photoshop because my line work wasn't adequate ..ummm iv got along way to go and i need to figurer out this female figure and get the skin tone right.
and the line work before hand
Thanks Bapsi its going slow but ill let u know when its all fin
Practiced more on small ENVs for color and what not
And am trying something kind of new to me building the composition in 3d and then texturing and coloring and all that good stuff in PS
Worked on making lots of componets to add to my 3d library too =)
ill post later of coarse also with my Bridgman's studies they take longer to upload
Sorry pijus i pretty much give up on the Environment challenge .. looks like u beat me by about a week anyways
Heres the few i finished
and i spent too much time on this one.
and i taught myself a little sketchup an kerkythea soo heres What i made so far thanks every one
o its an imperial shuttle
those studies look nice, great that you did reflection practice on the last one, was fun to paint that one for me too. now make some landscapes from imagination to apply what you learned and dont spend too much time in sketchup, keep your pencil and other stuff skills sharp too
"This is the Do-More-Andrew-Loomis-Study-Police, put your hands down and start drawing!"
Just joking. I actually I need to do some Andrew Loomis Studies tonight >.>
It would be neat if you finished the Environment challenge, the tree one is my favorite.
Once again sorry for not keeping this up to date, Moving to Art school has been a weird adjustment, and Iv gotten a lot less studying done then studying by myself. Ill post some school work when it starts looking good.
Pijus Thanks XD I'm getting a lot less digital time so pencil studies all the wayyyyyy
i sorry, have have neglected the Loomis, but i think ill try to make it through Bridgman guides to the head before i start Loomis again. Ill Check out ur SB later tonight After HW
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Sketch Book Pages of Bridgmans, Figures from Head,
1 hour SP
and once again once iv posted it it looks like crap...
jatherip Most defiantly, its a huge problem I'm having, and i think once i get it i could really move a step forward with my portrait work. thanks
Pijus Thanks mate, yeah were getting busy hopefully everything is going good with you. well talk soon give me a time when u think you'll be free so we can catch up.
Well art school really sucks so far if had to deal with, robbery's, shootings, harassment, and probably anything else you can think of, why cant people just focus on their art instead of hatred. Despite all the crap Iv got a few god professors and their really diving in to the basics of art so hopefully that works out.
Paintings One in the process, the landscape was for master piece in a day and i think i did really well for working 3-4 hours plain air. for kind of the first time with Acrylic..
Remember Painting in the direct sunlight in 90 degree weather will bake the acrylic on to your pallet super fast.
Charcoal drawing.. right now mainly focusing on proportion, composition and of coarse everything else.