I like the over all feeling you got going on here. Feels like you're very dedicated to this.
But there's something about your faces that makes me wonder. They feel very flat to me. Maybe you should try to paint and draw elderly people? They often have more defined lines and I think that could be good for you.
Death of Giuliano
Tools: Photoshop 7, Wacom Intuos tablet
Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral, April 26, 1478:
Lorenzo de' Medici, governor of Florence, and his younger brother Giuliano were attending High Mass, unaware of the fact that a conspiracy had been set up with the aim to kill them. Two assassini disguised as monks eventually appeared during Mass, killing Giuliano de' Medici. Lorenzo got wounded but he could escape with the help of his friends.
I know the dagger/sword looks kinda bent, but: I wanted it to be a knife or dagger (or just a very small sword). And I wanted to show the rushed movement by which it is pulled out of the victim (yeah, very gory, I know...) It's supposed to be a short weapon, the lines following it indicating the speed. I messed a little here.
Last edited by Maidith; March 8th, 2008 at 02:34 PM.
you got some really inspiring color sketches in here.can't critique anything on colors or shading style as it's looking excellent. just keep studying your anatomy as some of the figures seem to have skewed headforms or slightly distorted hands. and some of you figures could use more diversity in their faces. they look too similar, but I can already see improvement.
love "1925" and the last two sketches from life. you should do more of those.
Kristina, I've seen your work on GFXartist, I really like the way you capture your colors, all of which have a dreamy feel to it. Glad to see you working on your anatomy. As for the distortion, a solid line foundation in your paintings could help a lot, and also perhaps less attention to detail and more to form. Keep up the good effort!
Farsh, thank you You're right, painting works best only if one has strong drawing skills. I'm working on those, making lots of drawings from life.
(The link to your sketchbook in your sig does not work, by the way)
Recently I bought this book and it is really good stuff. The author (who is an awesome painter) shows the progress of a figure drawing from life and advises to start the drawing by "enveloping" the figure in a simple shape consisting of lines and corners. He says "You'll save time if you learn to do so"; me thinks "o really"?, and tries it. It works quite well. I'll get accustomed to it either way It can only be good to try something.
Nice stuffs here - keep it up the hair and flower on this last one looks great. For your life drawing - look for shapes in the figure (much like U've done on these last 2) to construct it and combining this with a good knowledge of anatomy will make your life drawings great.
I like your colours a lot too