the "old masters" got the way they did because they drew from their daily lives. A woman churning butter might now be a woman talking on her cellphone waiting for a bus.. If you use the talent you have to capture what you see every day I think it would be interesting
i remember that one too. i liked your scetch of it a bit more, but that might be because it isn't finished yet.
i like your scetchbook! their are a lot of usefull training-studies in it. i'll try that lightning-thing with only 3 values, too. good idea to get a basic understanding of lights and shadows!
i´m not pleased with the outcome given how long i worked especially on the second one.
the biggest problem was that the paper was so damn textured, that even with a staedtler-EE pencil there was no way to get real dark yet smooth areas.
lol they look like dirty ass thumbnails tho i worked in A3....
"While growing up on Long Island, I guess I was
around ten or eleven years old, my cousin Ellie
and her husband Frank would often visit us to
enjoy the pool and a fun backyard barbecue.
They would bring their children for us to play
with while they lounged. The one thing that
caught my eye was Uncle Frank, as I called
him, reclining with a large pad on his lap
drawing away, always while chatting with the
other adults. I would find myself frequently
looking over his shoulder only to find that
what he was drawing with no reference was,
Al Capp’s syndicated newspaper
column, ”Little Abner.” Little did I know the
influence he would have in my life in less
than a decade. To this I say, ”Thanks for
being there Frank Frazetta.” "
...a short bio of ken kelly i can´t help but think of "uncle frank"
Hi Dan, very good Update my friend!
Your knowledge of anatomy is getting better and better. The face on the first page and bs004 are the best of them. Be careful with your proportions (length of the arms etc,) and the balance between the left and the right side of the body.