Soft shadow vs. drop shadow, this shit is hard and I need to measure more.
Much... MUCH better on the life drawing this time around.
I really like the subtlety you've put into that creepy guy with the book above! You're really starting to get it down from the looks of it there.
I'm excited to see you pushing Keep going...
Mat Kaminski: Thanks. I'm currently trying to put down all the stuff I'm learning from observation.
I need to do some minor stuff on the masked thing before I'll call it done. Here's some sketches.
Thanks for looking.
This newest one is incredible!
Painting over pencils?
If so, that's an awesome technique and I think I'm going to have to try that out for sure!
The cloth additions on the character with the book is a great idea. It really brings the eye to the book faster in my opinion. The muted color overall is a great choice. The only thing that I would suggest to really bring this piece out is to add one really distinct light source, it looks like the light is leaping all over the figure's cloak. It kind of distracts the eye. Another idea is to add a bright prismatic somewhere too. It will really pull this piece out to the max!
Keep it up mangs, I'm excited to see these newest things!
Nice stuff, man! You're getting crazy, most of your poses look really natural which is sooo good.
If I have to say something about the Pilgrim, you could use more contrast in my opinion, or at least darker values also in it.
I think it has been in some of your other work also, have you calibrated your screen or is it just old? At least my old screen used to show everything with a really high contrast, and when I looked at some of my older work after getting a new screen, I noticed that the darkest parts weren't really as dark as intended.
The pics are cool nevertheless, but they could pop a bit better with some value changes. Keep it up mate, you're awesome!
I've just notice that the head isn't quite central on the shoulders. On you sketches the lower part of the leg is consistently a bit short - okay if you're just drawing dwarves.
Thank you everyone.
Mat Kaminski: PS over a pencil sketch yes.
GoGoJojo: I'll work on that.
Vablo: The screen is fine. It's how I work I think, I'm most comfortable working with muted and dark values.
Ludic: Thanks for stopping by.
Black Spot: Something to consider in the future.
I'm gonna have to take some time for the masked dude, I'm kinda lost with the light etc. Here's an update on the Strigoi. The next thing I'll draw is a cute chick, I promise.
you sir have made some tremendous improvement from the beginning to the end of this thread. Well done.
Nice studies. Pilgrim looks awesome. Great mood in it. Pencils are looking great.
sense of purpose
love your sketches!! And your digital works are also very impressing and very nice designed.
I'm really fascinated by the Pilgrim. But I'm missing some more interesting values here. with that I mean is a stronger differences between light and shadows; maybe more contrast. but it's already an amazing work the way it is.
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