I started with Photoshop a half Year ago.
A month ago I buyed a new intuos3 a5 Wacom
My skills aren't very good by now but I'm going to paint/sketch regularly to improve my skills.
Let's see how far I'll get
Have fun watching my SB
At first some older sketches...
Last edited by S0ULART; May 21st, 2013 at 03:13 PM.
Hey Sxxin, good of you to start a SB here First of all, I like the wide range of subjects your taking on. That usually means you have fun in what you do and are not afraid to try new and unfamiliar things with your art. I kinda like the T-rex painting, as the shape and lighting in that piece is much stronger than some of your others. The twelve-legged insect thingy looks good too. Least favorite are the 'abstract' pieces, they look like nothing more than that you played around with some Painter tools and don't really do anything beyond that I'm afraid.
However, I'd suggest you try to start on the bare bones of drawing as well. You're already aiming for finished paintings, compositions and characters, but it seems a bit out of reach yet for you. Try to find books from people like Loomis or Bridgeman to study anatomy from, and try some landscapes from reference. Perspective is another issue that you need to work on.
That said, I'd definately encourage you to keep trying to do the more finished paintings and drawings alongside the studies as they are generally more fun (at least, in my experience) and there is loads to learn from them too. If it starts to become a pain to even pick up a pencil things are going the wrong way, so keep having fun.
Last edited by yoitisi; September 3rd, 2008 at 06:10 AM.
Hey there, yeah Yoitisi pretty much hit the nail on the head with his suggestions there. Work on your basics as well as what you're currently doing. Think about value as opposed to colour for now, and please leave the photoshop filters alone. Emboss etc might seem fun, but for most pictures won't help you in the right direction. I can see loads of potential, so keep it up!
drawing from life and/or with references are one of the most importent things in learning process.. and now it is most important part for you..couz that tree don't looks like real tree.. try to remember nature constractions and harmony.. and if you do - all your drawings from imagination will be alot more convincing...
also you need to learn anatomy, perspective and stuff...
also very important to know how color works...
try too find some books...