What a wonderful variety of work! Love the stylized hair in post #841
Well Fallenangel, the last two hours or so have been a treat. Your sketchbook is a great playground for the mind... very inspiring, especially near the beginning with all those crazy ideas.
And lately you've really upped your game, improving all aspects of proportion, anatomy, color, values, etc.
This one rules, btw, it must be said
You understand the point, tho, right? Better is relative.
Your digis have really come along ever since an admittedly frightening start. Best advice there is to try to work in layers; and if you can't do that (because you use Painter and don't like how the alpha-blended pixels look (they're white)) then at least use a process where you go about your painting with a kind of workflow.
For instance, think about the local colors of your objects first (the color that they actually are) (and lay the colors in). Then determine the locations and strengths of your light sources, and what color those light sources are. Render those in separate passes, if possible. Then render shadows (form & cast shadows) on a separate multiply blend layer. Then go for highlights and extra details.
That's just one possible workflow.
Then there's the composition issues. This digi of yours got much better when you added the smoke to the sky... the lighter part of the sky framed your subject (the girl's face) very nicely, and it provided a good focal point.
Read up on the Windmill Principle; it should help your digi's edgework, and even the edgework in your pencils.
Finally, I'm just a hueg <== (4 chan influence) fan of your work, and am gladly subscribing and dropping some stars here. Your heart and desire and abilities are artistic and you do interesting and fun things.
Ciao and good luck.
Last edited by p sage; October 11th, 2011 at 11:25 PM.
Rustveld: Thanks man i will
p sage: Thank you for all the praise at some point i started to blush, i still have a very long road ahead of me in my art "path", and there are so much things that i want to "master".
If i"ll make it one day to a full professional career, partially it would be thanks to your and other support that i received over the years, so, thank you again.
AvisNocturna: Thank you...the inspiration for 'em came from your own studies
here are the first two pages of "The Last Days of Io" project....both still need work...and better scans
EDIT: here is something .......
Ramalooke Thanks for stopping by man, can you explain what you mean with an example or something? :p
Liberty Thanks, i actually use the same HB 0.5 mech. pencil for all my drawings.
Here is something from today...no refs and a really small image size...trying to force myself not to zoom in every sec.
Your digital is coming along quite nicely! But I gotta say, I AM A BIG FAN OF YOUR PENCIL! They are lovely.
Damn, I've missed so many updates xD Oh well, I did you this paintover a while ago, just didn't have the time to post it. Your pencils are pretty sweet, love them :3. But ammount of detail simply makes my eyes go nuts xd. I don't have any usefull crits about the contest piece. I love it xD. Maybe I'll participate to. When is the deadline?
Suprore Thank you , i dunno how i keep them clean, i actually think they aren't that clean and i want to make 'em cleaner /
Anyways all i use is a 0.5 HB mech pencil and a simple eraser.
So anyways i didn't need to go to bed in the end, cause i got a call that i don't need to be anywhere tomorrow morning...thus.... 3am and i'm still drawing.....