**1st August 2010 - Portrait in Oils ***
I firstly want to say thats the work on this forum is exceptional, really inspiring work here.
Secondly, I have come to the realization that I need to be a lot better if I am going to make it as a concept artist, so I am going back to basics and hopefully become excited and more confident about my work.
Here is my lil mission, going to work really hard and concentrate to become a better artist, as this is the only thing I truly enjoy, I need to get better at my art!!!!!! its so frustrating being crap
So please help me by leaving comments and crits so that I may learn and improve.
Without further a do, here is todays lil dump of sketches
http://web.mac.com/alexheathart/alex.../the_hive.html <---- my website
Last edited by Ghostbrush; August 1st, 2010 at 06:33 AM.
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Looks awsome thus far. Do you do any digital work?
Good luck, hope you manage your goal of daily updates =)
Yeah i do alot of digital work ,but I felt I needed to come back to basics to improve.
Thanks for the nice comment
look out for tomorrows update
here are a fews bits and bobs from my sketchbook, first off, biro portrait. no reference on this one
some lips and stuff, reference used
eyes and that
Milla jovovich from photo
Last edited by Ghostbrush; April 3rd, 2009 at 05:48 AM.
Thanks for the reply in my sb, good stuff here, good luck and dont give up! One thing about your sketches, try and get some darker values in too, use a softer pencil at the end and just bring out some details with darker greys.
Your lips are very nice! But I think the eyes might be misplaces on Mila, maybe the right one is too far back? Still pretty awesome tho! Full steam ahead I'd say ;-)
Hi! nice work - I agree with renew about darker values (and highlights, too!) push those tones! If you do that, then it should start to correct my other crit - outlining. Outlines are great in initial sketches and more graphic or cartoony styles - but if you're going for a more realistic approach you may learn more by using only shades and tonal variations to define shapes. Just a thought Keep it up!
Renew: yeh no worries, i will be leave a comment as often as i can
I actually dont have any softer pencils atm ha ha so i really need to get some, cos they are looking a lil flat in volume arnt they
Kerbox: cheers! Milla has some issues, maybe i will revist it and try again with her proportions.
Sinneart Thank you for the helpful comments, I will take them on board and carry on.
cheers all! much appreciated
Update for you all, mostly doodles and stuff, have a digital piece I will upload later as I still wanna do some more on it before i do.
wow! great stuff here! … I kinda stunned by these pencils! amazing work…
keep em coming! cheers
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BigfooTrooper ah thank you for the kind words!
going to put some digital sketches up later today, but here are some doodles over morning coffee
will update again today.
enjoy, C and C always welcome and appreciated
keep up the good work and studies. try some tone / value studies maybe
ok digital update, posting final image and progress sketches, hope you enjoy, i had a lot of fun doing this piece.
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C and C the hell outa this one please
when I was reading this, I thought: well, I´d really like to see that work…
Originally Posted by Ghostbrush
now you blew my head away! holly crap! man…!!! BRAVO!!!
keep it up!
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