Nice studies, keep up with the work. Not sure about your image in post #58, the contrast and values are not really working here. The blurred shadows also don't help define the womans body properly.
thanks for your comment! Yes, the one on post 58 needs some rework; on her "own thread" (http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho....php?t=146830), visual-banality helped me with pulling over a grid over my pic and the ref pic, and this revelead some anatomy problems which give the picture the "not quite right"-feeling.
Here's some more work on the last one, and a new one. I must say I am happy with the last girl, I did the sketch rather quickly (after the torso study) and it looks more "clear cut" than my other stuff I think.
Continued one of the last ones.
These two are my first pictures in Photoshop!
First one is Loomis, rest is Bridgman.
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Tried to apply Bridgman studies.
More from master Bridgman's book.
I've put this one together for a report I am writing.
Here's an arm study.
Here's another one.
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
Am I on the right way?
BTW, finally I was able to buy the Wacom Bamboo fun medium tablet! It's awesome! And luckily, it includes Photoshop Elements 6, which obviously has been re-designed in a bamboo edition. It's not very up to date, but it will certainly be sufficient for the moment. Artrage 2.5 is also included, and is, too, a nice tool, but I don't like that it has very few kinds of brushes.
Right now, I could use some feedback. I'll try to outline what my current thoughts are:
I did many more studies, esp. from Bridgman, I am am planning to continue that. I use his Constructive Anatomy book. I like it for the fact that on all the major subjects of the book Bridgman made clean sketches with the names of the muscles accompanied by an explaination what they're for. These are what I am focusing on; when I'll be more advanced, I want to take a crack on the simplified sketches in between. Of course, it's not always easy so separate between Bridgman's "theory sketches" and "practice sketches", but that's my general plan. As Bridg doesn't draw any females, I choose pics which fit (more or less) to Bridgman's drawing of arms, legs etc. and try to apply what I learned from Bridg to the female feature. I was planning to go on that way. What do you think? Is that (that is, all of the above) a good way to improve?
As I finally have my own bamboo with my own Photoshop license (YEAHH!), my grainy brush problems shoud be a thing of the past. I feel like trying to do some painting in PS. I attatched the current version; it's from ref. Do you think the lineart is fine for starting to paint (apart from the left hand)?
BTW, is there a nice Photoshop way to tidy up lineart (I got Elements 6)?
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