Wow, i'm just dazzled. Great progress overall, just try to get more looseness in your characters, try to avoid drawing stick figures when you're starting out a new drawing(I'm assuming you do). Or just draw a curving line and use it as a starting point for ur character. I'd also like to see more color studies/work in here. Keep on sketching!
I wish I had know the importance of anatomy at your age...really! I know it now though and see that you are practicing as well soooooooooooooo... you could probably benefit from this book as well. It shows you all the muscle insertion and origins...every bone ...its awesome...I went to a special anatomy class and this was the book that one of the instructors used, he said it was very accurate and he has actually gotten to look at cadavers and been to dissections... Plus he is an awesome sculptor.. so I trust his judgment.
Atlas of Anatomy
ISBN (EUR, Asia, Africa, AUS): 9781604060621
Woah how come I totally missed your updates. Wuuuuut. Im sorreeeeh..
Really like that head in post #1265. Great values. Last envi thumbnail is damn awesome as well. Great compo.
And about the head I pretty much gave you all my thoughts on that as well by doing 2 overpaints. Those comments still stand haha. And yea prefer the dude with the fancy hair. Moehaha. Take care. Majoooor improvement. Fersure!
Great improvement over the years. Keep it up mate and you'll reach far
When my daughter was about seven years old, she asked me one day what I did at work. I told her I worked at the college - that my job was to teach people how to draw.
She stared back at me, incredulous, and said, "You mean they forget?"
Hey guys, late night so I gotta run but here's what I did today.
Just studied some hogarth and tried to break it down, it's good working with pencils again and having some time to study.
I wanna be updating atleast 4 times a week just because it's a nice extra push to work harder.
Of course I'm gonna reply later/tomorrow but I appreciate the advice sooo much, I learn something new every time I update, and that's just from the comments O.o
My art exam was very hard , I'd never painted with acrylics before and I've only painted traditional once and that was with poster paints.....
I trashed the first painting and started another one which I finished in 2 hours, it was supposed to be a 5 hour painting lol but My first one was just so crap lol
Waaaaaaaaah, draw draw draw, gotta draw! Nice to see some good ol' Hogarth studies. As for crits, just study your ass off, work on your structure and basic knowledge. And liiife studies! Also, don't render part by part. Your drawing should be a coherent whole and not some random parts slapped together. Don't use too many values when you're starting out, 2 at a max. And about those acrylics, just do a lot of them. I fail 9 out of 10 paintings so you don't have to feel embarrassed.
nice updates the back of the heads on your latest update go to far back on some of em, also that guys forehead (2 updates back) goes to far up, he's bald so it shouldnt be going up as far as someone with hair :p
whats your msn?
Last edited by Krato; March 7th, 2010 at 02:15 PM.
Mischeviouslittleelf: thanks for the advice man, it hit home and I've spent the weekend studying
Wanna: thanks man
Ming: Great Advice, will definatly try that with next characters, thx
aDaLe☼ReNe: hey man, thank you for the link and for taking the time to throw some advice to me, it means a lot
lhazar: thanks, and I'll try my hardest to do so
Ming: rendering advice is really useful cheers and the acrylics thing make me feel like I am not the only person in the world who fails at it hahaha
Surion: oh cheers
Krato: O.o I didn't even notice that, thanks man and my msn is firstname.lastname@example.org, looking forward to chatting with ya
Awesome!! I like them!
Though there is something i just see right now, his nose looks a bit weird with the rather broad highlight on the right side (from our view). it makes the nose bow a bit in a strange way.
Anyways! we want to see more! drawdrawdraw!
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Great updates lilnebo The concept sheets really help out, I do one or two a day in the sketchbook I carry around with me, and they sure do help when it comes to posing and costuming. Keep fleshing out your studies, looks like you are only spending an hour or so on them, and you need to keep working on them, you will start to notice and see more and more characteristics about your subject that will make your piece stronger as long as you paint what you see that is. I like to paint the shapes that I see, I go for the easiest shape to paint and I try to paint it as accurately as I can, and then move to the surrounding shapes. As long as that first shape is accurate, I can judge better when painting the surrounding shapes, and the end result will look correct. Hope this makes some sense