Those figures in your sketchbook look very nice man. The landscapes I always dig . For those figures you did from imagination, take the time to think about how the masses of the body move in those poses, you need to start drawing in the kind of stuff that's already in the sketchbook figures- No wooden torsos! Proportions need some work as well, but that'll come with practice. Loomisloomisloomis!
young paddy1: Thanks, man. Great advice. I've been slacking off on anatomy studies lately, so I'd better dive back into them.
Sidharth Chaturvedi: Thanks for the push towards better figures. Gotta break out the anatomy books and do some more study. I constantly realize how little I know. Thanks again!
Aaaaand... Happy New Year, everyone! 2010 is gonna be pretty awesome. I'm looking forward to what it has in store. Let's start out with a little figure doodle. One of Jon Schindehette's crits on my portfolio was a lack of really dynamic poses.
Not sure why I haven't looked at your sketchbook before, but you have some great stuff here. You have a good sense of shape and I like the line quality of your figure drawings. I would say that the main issue right now is for you to refine your anatomy. The live figure studies are great practice, and learning to build the figure from the ground up with Loomis or Vilppu or such is great for coming up with figures from imagination.
WOOOOOW dude!! sick sketchbook! you go to RISD? im up at mass art right now, i was thinking about RISD, but figured id stay in mass. i cant believe youve only been painting digitally for such a short time. i wish i experimented more with my digital work like you do, you get some very cool results in your speed paintings, im freakin jealous! but seriously, nice stuff dude, keep at it!
Sick moleskin pages, love them.. really nice line controll with that bolder marker. Also those thumbnail sketches with couache are looking dope, also all that other stuff after and before that, lots of ideas that can be worked on further on those environments. Will check some stuff on previous pages also. All that I can say is keep on going. Btw are there any benefits in working with couache in your option? Just interested, I myself aint really into painting that much.. but I remember that working with couache sucked compared to acrylics (though I haven't discovered neither of those mediums deeply)
xbert: There's just nothing quite like traditional. I mean, I love the speed I can get with digital, but it never feels/smells the same.
spark_zero: Gouache (with a G!) is a tricky beast. The quality of marks is a little different than acrylics, and it's a helluva lot easier to get soft edges/transitions in gouache. I honestly haven't used it that much, though. Thanks for looking!
Today's figure painting in class. About 1.5 hours:
Reymus: Thanks! I agree with you: sculpture is amazingly helpful. I've actually done a bit of sculpture in the past (about a year ago). Here's a link to my sculpture work. Brings back good memories... I need to take another shot at it sometime.
DeeStar: Thanks for looking!
Trying to work on my environment skills some more. Tons of fun.
Another speedpaint. I'm hearing again and again that my landscapes/environments are the strong point of my work, so I figure it's a good idea to keep working on them. I love doing 'em, too, so that certainly helps.
Wanted to do something a bit more subtle than my usual crazy-epic lighting.
looking at some of your work makes me want to pull out a pencil and start drawing may I ask what was your research when coming up with the fantasy ideas for your illistrations/landscapes this is really good stuff your producing
Last edited by Mac Con; February 27th, 2010 at 12:42 PM.
Reason: looking through more of your work