Ead:Thank you very much! Painting flesh is a bit of an obsession I guess, I really need to diversify more.
Mock: Thank you very much. Trying hard
Kronos:Hahaha, it will be the death of me. I am having a hard time figuring out the other wing. Thanks though!
BohemianChaos:Thanks! You know, I was going to write about how the eyes are off. I can't really go back and fix though because I resized my psd to the jpg size Oh well, I'll do another one
bumskee: I don't know how you make such amazing paintings either Thank you for stopping by.
cakeypigdog: Thanks! I hope to finish it soooooon.
Intervain: Aww thanks!
SkyTheArtist:Wow, thank you for the kind words!
Mischeviouslittleelf: Thanks. Rimlights are the best
animosapien:Thank you! Soo like I said, I work at Rhythm & Hues as a texture painter and lookdev TD. Looking forward to seeing more of your lovely art
Medieve: Thanks! Like I said, I work as a texture painter, I guess some of that detail obsession spills into my paintings too. I am trying to get shake some of it off though.
Reject-D: Thank you!
phantomfrog: Thank you very much!
*ViRuS*: Thanks! SP's are always fun to do, I don't run the risk of offending anyone
So I've been really missing life drawing/portraiture sessions (my last was almost 3 years ago I think, not counting 5 mins sketches and self portraits)and I'm determined to get back to doing them.I've also been looking at some work at Jacob Collins, James Kei, Dan Thompson and Zhaoming Wu's work and feeling sooo inspired and intimidated. I need to get that painterliness in my work.
I have managed to convince some friends to pose (portraits for now). It took a lot of emotional blackmail and food bribes but I think I am set for the next 2-3 weeks. For last week I had a friend ( I hate saying colleague, so pretentious ) model for me. Dileep is SO full of energy, it took him great effort( also a few stern warnings from me might have helped haha) to sit still . But he was super nice and even came back the second day so I could finish ( which I didn't but..). So this was a very difficult exercise for both the model and the arteeest.Painting from life is a hard, humbling experience.
I have one more pass to go but here's what I have so far. About 3 1/2 to 4 hours not counting coffee breaks and such. I need a little more time to refine the far eye and the hair and such. I'm mostly pleased with the blending of the tshirt with the bg And he DOES have pointy elven ears
They were nice enough to give me a subscription to any of their sites, so I picked http://www.human-anatomy-for-artist.com/
Here's a quick figure study from there. Only 20 mins in so far but 'll post progress shots through the week.
Oh my word...I've only had time to just glance through your sketchbook, and that was an agonizing experience. I'm going to set aside an entire evening to go through everything in loving detail. Thank you so much for posting your stuff here.
/* Edit: Right...I've just spent ?? hours looking through everything and reading your tutorials. So inspirational and such a gift to this community! Anyone who questions the vitality of digital paintings should be directed to this thread. Oh, and I would definitely agree that your avatar creature is beyond adorable--that image is what made me click on this sketchbook in the first place! */
Last edited by courtyard; February 17th, 2009 at 02:50 PM.