Hey man! I'm not very knowledgeable in mixing paints and shit but as far as your paintings go they look pretty sick. However, The first one's a little rough. The dark spots is where my eye goes automatically and yet they're a little blotchy. If you give them some sharp edges to signify grass or shrubbery that would make it little more interesting. You could really push the piece if you added a solid foreground to separate the composition more. I like the colors though.
I really like the colors in The second painting. I think you did well with the greens and blues. Its still pretty rough. Maybe sharpen up an area you want the eye to go to but thats just me. I'm nit picking now. I like the foreground in the third piece. Not quite digging the middle ground. If your copying a photo I think you might be copying too much detail. Try to mush all the rocks into one simple shape thats appealing than go from there.
I hope I didn't talk too much. Overall, its coming together. Hit me up whenever you need crits!!!
Thanks for checking out my SB.
Yours is awesome, really great and varied work. Love the Dinosaur stuff, especailly the blue T-Rex on the last page really nice sense of colour and the Dinosaurs seems to be full of character.
HAJiME I think you will benefit allot from doing some value studies,also some of your work is looking flat and some of the mark making looks careless. take your time. Perhaps purchase a tube of white gouache and perhaps a black or paynes grey.
"The one hope of producing better work is through the conception,not the material"
I did this snow leopard with markers in response to the advice to do more tonal studies, and it proves the point that I need to work harder at tonal well. It's flat and I'm using tone to represent different colours instead of different tonal areas. Ops.
Thanks! Yes indeed, that was my logic... If I got some real high quality shirts then they would be pretty indestructible. Of course, they cannot be replicated, but that's half the appeal. I've got a screen printer now so I'm going to try more traditional t-shirt making sometime soon.
This image was for a uni project, the website doesn't exist, but we had to make images about something political or environmental or *yawwwwn...* I HATE making illustration which sets out to be informed and important, but really is just hypocritical bullshit.
So I chose to make images which raise awareness of the White Tiger Fraud. The image, minus the bogus website, will be printed by Big Cat Rescue, Tampa, FL in their printed newsletter. You can find more information about the White Tiger Fraud and why the popularity and breeding of white tigers is so damaging to the tiger species on their website... http://www.bigcatrescue.org/cats/wild/white_tigers.htm
I'm working on a collaborative book project for uni at the moment. It was a self defined project and working as part of a creative team interests me. I also wanted the opportunity to make a book, but sequential work is not my forte. It is however my friend's forte; most of his previous projects have been short comics, like this. I'm better at making interesting images. So basically, he's done more of the narrative work and I've done more art direction, but our roles have overlapped quite a lot. All the people have been done by him. You can check out his blog here.
Our lecturers don't think we've done enough for two peoples work. I don't know if they are exaggerating, trying to push us, which is fine as I'm happy to do another mini-project on top... Or being serious, which is worrying. I didn't do a collab to do twice as much work, I did a collab to make a better quality piece of work than either of us would have on our own. I've gone through the same number of sketchbooks in half a project that I would usually to in the whole project. Siiigh, uni is confusing.
Here's some of the many sketches from trying to work out what wolves look like...
And here are some recent mock-up images. Trying to get one done of every page so we can see what's wrong with it before we start finals.
Howdy, thanks for looking at my sketchbook. Love that dinosaur on the previous page... pretty epic. Your acrylic landscape sketches are good, too. The castle at the top looks a little rough. It's the sort of thing that might benefit from tightening up a bit, but I've found acrylics are too stiff out the tube for detail work and I don't usually work with them, so I'm not too sure how far you could push more detail with.
Your pencil environments are the bottom have some nice detail in them, and look very pleasing to the eye in general. I think what they need to take them to the next level is perhaps better or more obvious use of perspective with vanishing points.
Hope my words are of some help. Keep up the good work.
I've had a go at really trying to pay attention to perspective in my next observations. Here's the one I did yesterday. It felt unnatural and frustrating laying out the lines and trying to work out where the vanishing point is, but rewarding seeing the benefit... It's not perfect, but getting there. Please crit!
There is a page in James Gurney's Imaginative Realism that talks about eye level, vanishing points, etc and I found it really useful. I guess just the way it was explained along with the visual examples just made sense.
there is a whole range of various levels of work in this last page. Some of the paintings could use a little work in terms of mixing paint and limiting your palette. Have you read "Colour and light" by James Gurney? If you are interested in learning about traditional painting its an incredibly informative book which I definitely recommend.
The wolf sketches are awesome by the way. They have a lovely energy to them which really matches the subject.
Really love your variety of practices/work you put out along with the different mediums. I heard you get a lot better tackling things you are scared to do and looking at your work reminded me of that. Thanks and keep it up!
Thanks everyone. Really need to tackle some of those problems you guys keep picking up on... Seems like there just isn't enough hours in the day to do what I need to do for uni work and everything else I want to do.
Some of the paintings could use a little work in terms of mixing paint and limiting your palette. Have you read "Colour and light" by James Gurney? If you are interested in learning about traditional painting its an incredibly informative book which I definitely recommend.
I had his other book before reading this, but since reading this have invested in this one too. Thanks for the recommendation.
Here's some more environments from photos... Need to get out drawing, but OMGITSSOCOLDANDWINDY. My uni lecturer was unimpressed with this argument, and said to me that her mum once said to her "we could tell you were serious that day you went out to paint and your water froze." Haha.
Anyway, proud of this one. Spent quite a while getting the perspective right and the details in.
And a couple of scribbles, due to lack of time.
And here's some theme park design stuff I've been working on.