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July 9th, 2008 #1
Back to posting sketches.
~New things at the end~
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Hey man, looking great! Argh, I think you still might have me beat with those colors...
The shading on the forehead looks a bit strange because there's a line of midtone that streaks all the way across straight into the part that should be highlighted, but that's all I can see. Are you planning on updating this one?
July 9th, 2008 #3
nice piece of art and remember
pratice makes perfect
July 9th, 2008 #4
drewfarr: It's not a contest But I do enjoy the challenge of colour. About that midtone streatk, you're totally right! Didn't notice that. I'll probably update because I like it so far, but not really soon.
King Cobra: Thanks, and you're right.
I'm not totally happy with the eyes on this kid, but it was a fun study.
July 10th, 2008 #5
Hmm... my crit would be to stick with bigger brushes unless you absolutely have to go smaller. Like, I use lots of massive brushes for shading(since all the brushes I use are hard). This keeps the lights and darks from getting too messy with small strokes that throw the perception of the highlights and shadows. Other than that, it looks like you pretty much know what your doing!
It took me a while to get comfortable with it, but it helps like you wouldnt believe Cant wait for tomorrow man.
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July 11th, 2008 #6
Good start. I like what you've posted so far. A few points of criticism, though:
1. You might want to use larger brushes to block in the shading first and use smaller, lower opacity ones to blend in the major shades,
2. I would recommend doing some drawings from life.
3. I know you only have 2 posts on this thread, but you should try to have more variety to keep things fun.
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July 12th, 2008 #7
drewfarr: I actually did that for these - but now I realize that the when I moved to smaller brushes they were probably too opaque.. thus eliminating the purpose
ninjacat11: Glad to have a new SSG member! Welcome. About your points:
1. See above
2. Good idea. Hard to do with a desktop comp., but definitely I will make a point of doing real pencil sketching from life.
3. Haha, that's actually complete coincidence - in fact, faces are my least favourite thing to do. But no worries, I will keep things changing up.
Now, the sketch of the day as promised! As of starting this sketchbook, I have become really busy -- funny that. But I did have 20 minutes to spend tonight.
So here's the result.
I know the brushes are small, but there were so many colour variations all over the place this seemed to make sense.
July 13th, 2008 #8
July 13th, 2008 #9
hello, hello, & all that, welcome to the SSG.
that being said, i'm loving your dedication to the painting a day! (i need to scan ;u; )
anyways, interesting that you choose black as your starting canvas, what do you think of a more mid tone in a complimentary hue?
really like the eye here, with glare especially.
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July 13th, 2008 #10
drewfarr: Indeed. Just keep at it...
moroi: Yeah, I thought about it, but I thought black gave a dramatic look. Maybe if I finish this I'll change it though -- the beauty of layers! :p
These were not done today, but I have a whole bunch of sketches from various times I thought would be a good idea to post.
I will try to get something decent done today!
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Nice work. Can't wait to see more.
July 13th, 2008 #12
I want to see . . . full figure and gesture studies. Also, have you considered painting onto a midtone background instead of black? Everything tends to look super high contrast that way which can be a nice effect but it does tend to make every picture look like it is 'glowing'.
July 13th, 2008 #13
mysociallink: Thanks. Your images/smileys don't seem to be working though.
Blythe: I guess you're right about the backgrounds; I'll experiment. About full figure etc., my art teacher did suggest that I take life drawing classes. I haven't gone through with that (might be weird being the only 15 year old there) but I might do it sometime. But for now, how would you suggest I improve my figure drawing skills?
Here are two "real" sketches I did today. The shirt is from life, and the face is originally da Vinci.