I would like to get better with my drawing/painting, and I would like to start with figurative art stuff. I've attatched two studies and I will try to update my work as regularly as possible! If you have something critical on your mind, don't hesitate
Last edited by quaternion; April 14th, 2011 at 07:38 PM.
I think that for your digital figure studies, you should be working with a larger brush. Larger brushes means a smoother, and less 'muddy' results. It will also help your eye learn to recognize values and overall make things more smooth and less sketchy. Also, it forces you to analyze each stroke more carefully.
than you, I'll try! Right now, I'm getting prepared for an examn, so I study a lot, but when I'm tired of it, I sit down to paint for an hour or so. That's what I did right now. Here's some more details added.
I know I should finish some pieces, but I always feel like doing something new :-)
I also have difficulties switching to bigger brushes because the acrylics brush in Artweaver is very pressure sensitive, thus whenever I apply too much pressure, it simply overpaints a lot. This is why I constantly have to vary the brush size. Still, I don't feel like I had enough confidence to change the brushs configuration, I'd much prefer to use something established and proven, that's why I stick to the soft wet acrylics tool which I know many Artweaver users also like.
I have several questions regarding the way I work. First of all, I was told several times that my brushes are too small. I have attatched a picture in which I documented the difficulties I have in actually using "big" brushes. I also brought this up in the crit center: http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...33#post1962133
Another thing is that I wonder whether you think it's OK to work from photo references, the way I have been doing. I usually draw from the reference, than put it above my sketch to check the anatomy and correct it. I only correct what's really wrong and leave the rest as it is. Or do you think I should go on the way I do? Or do you feel that I should do more studies on drawing figures of my own, like reading Andrew Loomis' book, or something like that?