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My aims over the next couple of years are to try and break out of being merely an intermediate artist to a really good one, by doing as many studies as I possibly can. Over time I also want to try and improve my ability to paint without reference, which I find really hard for figures.
Here are some recent studies, all from reference:
Last edited by frog from itchy; October 19th, 2009 at 10:51 AM.
With all respect, you are good. What shines brightest to me here, is the very first portrait painting you posted, the dark man. At first I thought it was a traditional painting, but when I look closer I see that it is digital. Anyway, that one is incredibly good! And the rest ain't bad either. If you want to become a master in painting, I'd say you've got a solid ramp to fly from.
What I´d like to know is how much time you spent on the dark man,
Like JaneM, i had to look closely to determine if it was traditional or digital.
I want to see more soon. you´ve got (to say the least) great potential to be with the masters
--Wait, whut? --
Most of these studies were under an hour, however the African guy was probably closer to two.
Here's the ref I used, actual size, it was from an article on the Guardian newspaper website:
Earlier this year I did 100 drawings of people from various references. Here are ten of the better ones, in chronological order:
A new head study:
And some sketches based on ref from from Virtual Pose 3:
your line drawing studies are very good - however, your shading/ colour studies still lack the same confidence - which is fine - that's the correct order! It seems your tone balance still needs refining - your darks and lights are too far apart at the moment. What I tend to do is "leave" the highlight areas light, and slowly bring colour and shadow/ dark tone up to a comfortable level. Then I begin working the highlighted areas down a bit - then I look at the piece after a day or two, and deepen and lighten when necessary - judging from the line studies, you're not too far away from consistantly good work - keep at it
A few more.
A newscaster doodled while watching TV:
A still from Indiana Jones:
And a character design for Dorian Gray, complete with rotting portrait:
Might turn the last one into something more finished.
Nice studies... good work...
Vinay Vikram Singh
Life is beautyfull..
Hey man, good start here, but I think you are going about the learning buisness a bit wrong. First thing you need to learn are some different techniques of drawing, then a bit more of anatomy, and then you should start study some more colours I think. THere is a lot of potential in your effort, but be sure to apply your enthusiasm to the right places
In the humblest possible way, I'm puzzled by your suggestions - it seems I'm already doing those things?
It might just be a misunderstanding, and I would happily accept a critique that I can understand clearly, so if you could explain in a way I can understand that would be great
Some character designs:
A sketch from photo ref:
Some roughs for a painting:
And the finished thing, with a nod to Aly Fell (AKA Poshspice):
Some sketches and studies:
And finally some character designs, these were done for advertising agencies for potential use on campaigns: