Wow you are going through all the fundamentals! Cool to see, your anatomy and perspective are awesome already! With your figures, maybe you should consider doing more flowy lines, refining the poses and become more dynamic! Also all your design-scetches are extremely nice and original but they the subjects seem to float somewhat, look at your connection to the ground!
Nopig:Thnx man brentos8:Thank you.Maybe i will make a painting out of it Redfrog:Thnx so much for your comment .Thats a good motive kilon:Thnx.Yes the face is from photograph but dont worry cause i will soon be able to do something so real .I understand why you dont like the rendering and i hope soon i will be able to do the other way.The eye wants to see less blended things i guess.I will try to do some research destinyapocalypse:Thank you ~Faust~:Thnx!!! .Little by little i try to make my characters more fluid and dynamic.Thats a thing that i now get by doing more and more(getting experience).Ok i will fix the floating problem with some way
Thank you all for your comments.That gives me the power to continue .Well i am gonna leave now from my hometown to the house i rent(cause i study on other city) so i will upload soon but not today
Hey costas, i have see that you are coloring lately.
Nice, i'm starting to try coloring too. This guy with the photo face has potential, some areas looked very nice. But you should try to not use pure black on human figures, try to maybe use some dark blue or some reddish dark tone, up to you, really.
If you havent already, try looking at Prometheus totorial (you can find his stuff on the Exclusive Sketchbooks section).
My fucking screen is a damn 14(inches) CRT with screwed contrast.Anyway its not nice to fault the equipment so i think i have to fix what you said.
I have some works recently and thats the reason i am not very active.I hope i will try to keep up.
Now a tiny and not so good update
thnx for support
Damn its really hard for me now to concentrate in sketching.I have some exams in the university and other personal things that stop me from working now.Anyway thnx for support, i will try to make somethings soon, cause i dont like to make anything just for uploading(current mood=0)Need to grow it up
Yes and i need to buy a new one and also a new computer i guess .I have it since 1998
(i made an upgrade to the system at 2003, so i think its time for a new one now )
I have nothing against computers coming from 1998, only with CRT monitors. Let me guess is it a 266Mhz Processor??? If you need any help with choosing the right computer I will be more than glad to help.
So you think , that you are a noob ? Wait till you see my sketchbook.
It used to be 300 Mhz.But at 2003 i did it 2,6 Ghz (i said i upgrade it ) with memory 762 mb
Anyway cause i have a long time to post a work i want to show all of you that i am working on this one Studying while i am not posting (so dont think i am dead!!! )
Lets see how a full mood & motivation situation helps an "artist" to his work!!!
Check my latest piece of art
I present you the Knight Of The Ethereal Planes (color studying applied )
See ya all, and thnx for supporting
First one small to see it all in one
Second is bigger to see some details
Thanks for visiting my SB. Yours is a really nice one too. I like your pencils and your anatomy studies especially.
Just some suggesions: Though you obviously know a thing or two about human anatomy (much more than I do), you should also learn some facial anatomy, 'cause your heads sometimes look really distorted (maybe on purpose?).
And don't stop doing color (and shading) studies! But try not to use the dodge and burn tools (and also use smudge wisely)! You can learn much more about colors if you leave them.
And last but not least: Get a tablet, for Christ's sake! You can't afford not to have one
Keep up the good work, man!
Novbert:Thank you .Some of them on purpose but you are right, i need to make facial anatomy.Its easier than the other anatomy stuff thats why i left it for later .Well in the last works that you saw i used only few clicks with burn(never used dodge on this one) and few smudge to quickly fix some things.
I just made so many Color pickings the one next to the other(by using alt) and that maybe made it look like smudged?
Thank you very much for your comments .Maybe the level adjudgement i did caused some saturation problems
Lol about the tablet, i think i just cant afford it .I can only afford take a small one (bamboo) or something like that.And also i need to upgrade my system.
Ok now i will present versions of my latest work(i did it today).Check it people
(in the 1st one i experiment with smudge)
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Wow dude, how does one keep up?? I can see your various studies paying off in the works in which you spend more time.
The ethreal knight feels well...ethreal. The strong play on soft vs. hard edges gives it a dreamlike quality. Focus on that in the future when you want such an effect. I think you could push the colors more and make them stronger, however it does feel quite balanced.
I'm not one for the over use of the smudge tool - I would rather see soft brushes used to create smooth areas, while leaving texture and hard edges in other places.
There is a simple and fun brush setting I would like you to play around with. Take a hard brush, maybe around 65% opacity. under the brush shape put Spacing at 1%, and under Other Dynamics, put Opactiy Jitter on Pen Pressue. Maybe you've used it before but play around with it. It creates some 'natural' feeling gradients as you vary your pressure! *EDIT - I just read you are working with a mouse for digital.....please tell me its not true?? I want to see what you can do with one, so perhaps you can save for it?
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Wow really appreciate your comments guys .The best motivation i can have is your words.
Jakers:Thank you very much for taking the time to tell me all this .I will try it for sure.Btw is true that all these years(since i got my pc at 1989) i working digital using a mouse.I always get a non-wireless so i can have good responding.But ok i think its time for me to get at least one small tablet, maybe that bamboo or how it's called.
Kaffinated:Thnx pal!!!I try to work as much as possible