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Last edited by Jaxsbudgie; September 6th, 2009 at 05:02 PM.
I guess i liked blossom ...
Stags and planes ...
Light, again ...
Old, old, old ...
Coloured with soft pastels, edited in photoshop ...
Lovely Head ...
Paper Bag ...
Sketchbook work ...
Last edited by Jaxsbudgie; August 2nd, 2008 at 07:26 PM.
I find your surrealist drawings very compelling.
The ear in "experimenting with light" seems kind of pasted on, as though it was a separate piece and stuck to the side of the elf's face to hold the hair back; the earlobe is a bit too prominent, and the "front" of the ear is, too. You'd see the back more clearly, or very little.
I prefer the original version of the first elf in the second post you made. Her ear seems a bit forward-positioned, as the hairline usually precedes the ear about an inch. It's much more noticable if you block out the lower half of the face, to just the top connection and the hair above. In the new sketch and the colored version, she doesn't look as emotional--I like the anger in the original sketch, and in the new version and colorization, she just looks a little confused, as though she doesn't quite understand something. Her ear is better-positioned, though. Still, I like the original better; she's more lively, and you've spent more time on getting her to look realistic with better shadowing.
The second elf in your second post seems to be the same elf that starred in "experimenting with light." In the right-hand colored version, her ear looks much more a part of her head than the one visible in "experimenting with light." I like the left-hand colored version of her; she looks like she has some attitude in that one, but her nose seems too curved-in when compared to the other studies you've done of her on the same page.
Your elf-version self-portrait rolegaming character seems a bit stout, and you need to add fingernails. I feel sorry for your poor character; his fingertips must be bruised all the time.
You may never be as good as you think you are, but you can be as good as you want to be.
Mind you, it was pretty much my first photoshop painting that i actually put effort into
The one with the white hair and wearing the black, was somewhat a second attempt at experimenting with light, but the version on here is blurry, which is a shame
And some of me does prefer the sketch of the elf, as opposed to the updated version, but the eyes annoy me so much, the second attempt seems to be a much more "safer" option
I know he doesn't have fingernails, but it was a sketch ...
Very awesome start. The main thing I would suggest on the first few colored pictures is to work on your values a bit. I tend to take a colorize layer on top of everything in photoshop/painter and paint it white so I can easily make it visible to check values. Your coloring is looking great, but values are the foundation.
T-shirt design for my mate's band, submitted it to Threadless, people on there are so ruthless ...
Last edited by Jaxsbudgie; August 8th, 2008 at 10:18 AM.
Thanks for the comments Jax! I'm really diggin your stuff.
Last edited by Jaxsbudgie; August 8th, 2008 at 10:18 AM.
I like that portrait, too. Altough you should kill some of that blur in my opinion. It doesn't create any real depth and only seperates hair and face from being united. I guess you were just being lazy with painting it, weren't you? ;P
Are you going to add any value to his shirt?
Really liking your stuff. Your drawings of the human body are nicely done... and your painting skills are pretty awesome, too. I'd like to see where this sketchbook goes. :3
How did I miss commenting on the previous update? Sorry about that!
First off, I think it's amazing. What're the dimensions on that? It must've taken you quite a bit of time... really loving the pen work on it, and the paths of the colors just flow so nicely. Powerful work you've got there. And with the tracing paper over it with the lyrics, it has an extra artistic touch to it, in my opinion. Love the clouds... AND you have great handwriting. I have no crits there.
Now your latest update. Yeah! I'd say not bad at all for a quickie and with no reference. I like the upturn of the head (always have trouble with that...) and the neck just looks so elegant. A crit: looks like the light is coming strongest from the top right hand corner, so keep it that way! Make sure the left side of the face doesn't out-shine the right. And keep the ears level, like they're stuck to a rod going through the head. :3 Other then that, nothing! Nice variation of tone, too. Keep it up!
Hey, thanks for dropping by. Nice sb, man! I really enjoy those watercolor (?) panoramas a lot. Nice self portrait, too.
This last update of yours... That's pretty legit for 30 minutes. The person above me made some good points, particularly about the light. Use your hand to cover the left side of the face and imagine that the left half is mostly in shadow. It really makes the face pop. I would recommend giving that a thought if you're going to be going back to that image.
I'll be checking back!
I must say, I am very jealous of two things: 1. your moleskin, and 2. your inking skills. Do you work with pen right away? Or is it a gradual thing with pencil first? Either way, really good lines... great character designs in the last page, too. :3 Keep it up!
You really do have some nice, relaxing works... just the tone your pieces give off. :3 It's really nice... I'd like to take from that. Let's see how long it'll take me.
I really like the latest update with your pen works -- two colors: simple, nice lines... especially the Slippage one. :3
Hey, keep it up! I look forward to an update! Sorry no crits now. D:
really great work. you're one of my new favorites on this site. i love your colors and use of negative space. these last three are very nice. can't think of any critiques at the moment. keep up the good work.