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December 27th, 2008 #61
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Here are four more sketches I did from ref.
January 2nd, 2009 #63
Here's a crappy sketch from today. I didn't really plan it out...
January 2nd, 2009 #64
I really like your sketches, they give an amazing feeling of freshness. I especially like #63.
January 4th, 2009 #65
School starts back up again tomorrow and my English teacher told us before break that we will have a research paper when we come back. However, my goal for this year is to be more active in my sketchbook, the forums in general, and my DeviantART. I plan on spending some more time, and money on more USB drives, on finding better stock and creating more brushes. Expect some more stuff soon!
January 6th, 2009 #66
9 more sketches! I feel like I am learning something when I do these, especially from reference. These weren't done by ref though. :p The middle one was supposed to be a few hills, but it doesn't really read well...
Let me know what you think, what to work on in the future, why some forms aren't working, anything!
By the way, one of my goals this year, besides getting a lot better, is to get another painting in a local gallery again. Hopefully, all these sketches and critiques will help me paint something really nice to have a chance during one of the "call for artwork" days at the gallery.
January 11th, 2009 #67
I have been thinking about my painting process and decided to try out the "recovering your painting" way. I used the same brushes as Whit Brachna did in his snowy mountain movie(I've learned a lot from watching it a hundred times) to start with the basic colors and shapes. I really enjoy painting that way.
Here are two 10 minute black and white sketches and one 30 minute color sketch from ref. All starting with large soft brushes from Whit and on one layer.
January 13th, 2009 #68
This is a poor painting. I liked the idea, albeit a poorly thought out one, so I continued dabbling at it. I really need to work on my jungle painting; it seems like every time I do one, the perspective and composition is off and it's kind of hard to read.
Oh, and by the way, I'm applying for SCAD soon. I'm kind of nervous, since I don't really have any other choices that I like as much as SCAD. I do know that if I attend J.Sarge Community College, VCU has to accept me if I apply
January 14th, 2009 #69
I would advise studying some perspective if you intend to do less organic environments, such as your city sketch. The perspective isn't terrible in that sketch but I believe we should be seeing the corner of that building, like the others, and not one of its faces dead on.
Nice stuff. Keep on truckin'.
The first step - especially for young people with energy and drive and talent, but not money - the first step to controlling your world is to control your culture. To model and demonstrate the kind of world you demand to live in. To write the books. Make the music. Shoot the films. Paint the art.
January 15th, 2009 #70
January 15th, 2009 #71
This is a quick study from a picture I found on SXC, called "Tunisian Canyon". I would have worked more on it, but my Photoshop keeps freezing and I'm not sure why. I'm gonna go back and work on it a little more soon.
January 27th, 2009 #72
Just a quick one from tonight. I had no idea what I wanted to paint, but I liked the palette from another image I saw, so I tried using it as well.
I got a working R4 now, so expect some sketches from life. Has anyone else had a problem with their soft edge brush on Colors? Mine look like a soft brush used at a high resolution with low DPI. My soft brushes aren't really soft on my DS screen, but they are in the actual image.
January 30th, 2009 #73
10-20 minute study of my cellphone on the table., with my DS
January 30th, 2009 #74
You ahve improved quite a bit since started to use reference.
One thing that will help your artwork and make it more 'your own' will be to make your own custom brushes. Not only will this help you better understand how they're to be used, you can also make specific brushes for specific uses.
check out http://www.leventep.com/tutorials.html
This guy is called SamsonsReaper on this site. He is an awesome speed painter.
January 31st, 2009 #75
February 7th, 2009 #76
Sooooooooooo... I was accepted to Savannah College of Art and Design. I'll be attending for my BFA in Interactive Design and Game Development. Hopefully, I can get some good knowledge with the 3D programs and be able to work as a Concept Artist and modeler one day.
Oh, and I turn 18 in 8 days. I'll try to get some more stuff up. I got two more big picture books that I'm dying to do some sketches from.
March 8th, 2009 #77
I'm ashamed of the dust that has been on my tablet.
Just a sketch from a book...
April 6th, 2009 #78
Looking great, man. Are you headed off to the school in Savannah or to the location in Atlanta?
Please stop by my sketchbook!
April 7th, 2009 #79
Here are two sketches using reference from my big book of weather. Gotta love those Barnes & Noble's $5 deals
*Quality is a little bad because I had to take a screenshot of the zoomed out image to save it when Photoshop froze, but I resized it up about 300 pixels so it's easier to see.
April 21st, 2009 #80
Here's a sketch from a new book I bought. For $10, I got a small, 256 page panoramic book of Australia that has pictures of wildlife, cities, and some (amazing) landscapes.
The reference was a bit more "stretched" though. It's of the Tanami Desert
April 21st, 2009 #81
April 22nd, 2009 #82
Hey man. Just stopping back by to check things out again. Looking fantastic! I fucking LOVE the clearance rack at the book stores; they're a real gold mine and are an absolute steal.
To answer your question, I'm not in Savannah, but am in Atlanta. If you're ever up this way, drop me a line and I'll show you around. I'm good friends with a bunch of the professors at this branch of SCAD and can introduce you to them, as well. Keep going strong, bro. You're doing all the right things to securing your future in your art career.
Please stop by my sketchbook!
May 13th, 2009 #83
3 more sketches using reference.
May 25th, 2009 #84
Just a quick sketch using my new laptop
I know it sucks.
June 4th, 2009 #85
Two sketches from today. The first one, 20 minutes, is from the G.I. Joe move trailer. I drew the falling Eiffel Tower, but I didn't do so well so I just erased it. The second one, 30 minutes, is just from imagination.
June 15th, 2009 #86
No more critiques?
Here's some small sketches I did to work on color some more. I figured it'd be better to upload them as separate files, instead of one big picture like I would for DeviantART.
Also, I'm going to go check out a local art store and see how much gouache is so I can do some traditional studies. Trying to get back into checking out a lot of art for inspiration, sketching my ideas on paper, etc. etc., to keep me out of trouble and keep my mind off of the fact that I'll be moving 468 miles away from home... that is, if someone can co-sign my loans for college.
June 16th, 2009 #87
Two more. Both were inspired by scenes from 10, 000 B.C. Actually, I was watching the movie and just sketching some of the landscape views.
I'm not liking the second one too much. I don't think I did well on it. I tried adding some messy textures on it just to make it feel more like a nasty jungle like in the movie, but yeah... doesn't look good.
June 23rd, 2009 #88
Just a sketch.
June 23rd, 2009 #89
Maybe try fleshing out some of the details more, like focal points or something else that draws the eye inside.
Also, for help with colours:http://colorschemedesigner.com/
Not meaning that your colour usage is bad.
Keep it up!
July 5th, 2009 #90
Still don't have a decent Photoshop on this laptop, so I installed Corel Painter Essentials 4 from my Intuos disk. I'm liking it so far, despite the few customization options. Here's a 30 minute sketch from my head before work...