Woo, nice pencils, keep it up! Keep those loomis exercises coming, it will help tons. Watch your head construction in your self-portraits, some are losing the form. Definately seeing significant improvement from your earlier work. One thing about line quality though, when you draw, try to keep your lines consistent and confident, can do wonders for the image.
BTW, i worked in de lasalle primary school for my internship at SP, and i still have nightmares about it. I was a photoshop/flash/web side instructor and general saikang guy for some private educational contractor, and i'll never get those months of my life back....
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Farshie - Thank you for the compliments and critique. Yes, i have been working on my hairy lines since i've started drawing. Can't seem to get rid of that damn habit.
OMG, THAT IS THE EXACT THING I AM DOING. Now i wonder if you actually worked for the exact company i am working for now. I will never get my one year back, but i am definitely working on my portfolio to go grab a better job as soon as i have the chance. I'm getting more sarcastic and cynical to the people around me due to work. Gotta not let it affect me. @_@
Something for POW. Man i gotta wake up at 6am tomorrow and i'm still awake, its 12:35am already. Take care people!
Something for my cousin. She needed it fast so it's all i could whip up in 45 mins lol. Its actually a t-shirt design, the first one is on the front (like a logo) near a corner and the other on the back.
Thank god for grungy brushes!
Hi Shamandalie! Glad to see you've been at it diligently!
Although now, some of the pieces look rushed..be careful not to sacrifice learning by going too fast that you miss out on the point of the exercise.
That t shirt design looks good for something done in a short time span.
btw..I'll be in Singapore for a few days next week...umm..how strict is it there with regards to smokers like me?hehehe...
I SWEAR ON THE GRAVES OF ALL THE TALENTED FILIPINO ARTISTS WHO HAVE GONE BEFORE ME, THE FILIPINO ART LEGACY WILL CONTINUE!
Welcome fellow Singaporean I see great improvement from page 1 til now. Work on those anatomy studies and get the proportion right. I suggest work with more black and white first before heading to the color realm. (scary place) Jason mention before, line quality is important as the shape and shading. Mine sux though but see many advises from pro in this forum saying try to go through the motion a few times before putting ur pencil onto the paper will help.
"Choose only one master.. Nature. " Rembrandt
"The only time I feel alive is when I'm painting." Van Gogh
mc2mc2 - Hey dude, i think i PM-ed you twice. Looking forward to some drawing sessions with all of ya!
Mydrako - Thanks for adding me rigging master! Thank you, i will work with black and white first next time.
Still a little busy with stuff. Truthfully, i've been a little depressed. Well, i've seen better days. Trying my best to update my stuff, so this is how my name card is gonna look like. I based it from the old design cause it seem to have a positive response. (AWW SO CUTE!) Notice the vague status. I still don't know what i wanna do with my life but it's definitely has to do with the creative industry. @_@
I WARN YOU NOT TO GO TO THE WEBSITE. It is created with notepad, bad html shit with bad works from a year ago. Website update will come soon though!
Hey Shamandalie, welcome to the ssg! I like how you've been experimenting with different styles through your self-portraits, that's a great exercise! I think you could benefit from some more in-depth studies like master studies (or something like that) to help with a variety of principles. I've got to add you into my signature now...I just need to remember how to do that...I'll figure it out...hopefully. Keep updating and I'll be back!!
Hi and welcome! Yes I still need to update my sig to include you--my bad. Anyhow, great imagination on these sketches! That apple exercise really helped me with learning to blend without leaning on soft brushes and it looks like you're getting the hang of it now--just push the darks a bit and add some shine to fill it out. Oh and keep the shadow in perspective too.
I have to say I admire anyone who has the patience to draw a comic too. Will you do more?
Good god is this thread rotting. Better post up some stuff soon. @_@ Been playing with alchemy and it seems like a really good idea generator. These are some failed ones and other interesting shapes that might spark off a paint.
Jamesy-Thank you so much! Maridius-In time, i will do more stuff. just that i'm still quite busy now. @_@ Call0ps-Will work on it sir! chibimeli-YES ALCHEMY IS AWESOMEEE. spaztastic-Hehe, thanks for dropping by Spaz! krytos-Hello Jakey, nice to see you at the sketch session!
No art today unfortunately, but i'm just here to pimp my new webbie, www.shamandalie.com
Yea, i'm no html expert, and don't have many works but hmm, i'll add more slowly.
Back to painting!
AHHHHHH, i lost my sketchbook! It has my new erm chinese brush tryouts...oh well.
I got really pissed off i did these few gestures using some program called inkart. It's actually the first time i used a tablet to do gestures, and it sorta turn out quite bad.
Man, it seems that i'm slacking alot. But my job is draining me. I guess i shouldn't complain too much and just draw. @_@
wow i really dig your enviros an studies you must have a rock'n imagenation one of my favs is your POW CHALLANGE and YOU ARE SHAMANDALIE an you RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOCCCCCCCCKKKKKK KKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!
I like that sketch! Are you going to push it further? I'd like to see you seriously challenge yourself with it because it already has a great start in terms of the way you've laid out the values. Just watch the eyes. To me they look the same size (they wouldn't be at a 3/4 view) and are a tad 'symbolic' looking. Let's see what you do!
Grandmassa Mr. Spect - If i have the time i will do another POW. THANK YOUUU YOU ROOOOCCCCCKKKK TOOOOOOO!
Maridius - Thanks dude, i might be tightening it up if i have the time, or do not get bored with it. Thanks for the critique!
Jamesy - Bigger brush, got it! I think i went into detail a little too fast. @_@
chibimeli - Cute and fake can be good, if you can paint well! Well, there are many CA-ers here who have very stylised work, and still make it look awesomeee.
Pixie Bergman - Nice to meet you Kaz(others called you that)! Thanks. Hoping to see you in another sketch meet!
Okay, so here are some stuff from somewhere, the OIC portrait session. And some other random shit. It's 3:00am now and i am awake. Knocked out at 8pm yesterday. Man, i got a class at 7:30, i think i need to sleep soonnnn