Hay, I'm really liking the style of that dark skull! Everything about it looks nice - the comosition, the lighting, the design. One thing I would like to see is this picture super refined and rendered. It could be amazing.
Muzzoid, thank you for the praise and the advice. You're right. It makes sense.
I really like the top B/W child and the woman in the second pic, who is well balanced. You have good balance and movement. There's a lot I don't know anything about, yet, lol, but I can see those things.
I'm no good at gouache, so I won't dare to talk about that.
My best wishes and thanks for taking time out to comment.
Dont be afraid on commenting on a medium you haven't used yourself, its just a different workflow. So feel free to comment on anything you see wrong with it, as i know there are many things wrong with it.
Rubber, yeah i see all the problems in the face now D:. That's the thing with paint, you cant go back and use a transform tool on it to try and cover the mistakes, but hey its probably really good practice for me.
Ill fix up those images with the artifacts when i get the time.
'sup bra? Sorry I took so long to catch up. I was looking at your old SB thinking 'man, Murray is never going to update' hehe. How's school? Are you working every day on updating your portfolio? Hmm?
gots some overpaints for ya:
A lot of your forms and proportions are vague and lacking in detail. If you're not already, I would suggest working more from reference. Also you probably need to be spending more time (and attention) on each piece, you've got what it takes to nail these down, you just need to DO it. Remember that bad studies just reinforce bad habits.
Keep rockin', work on that portfolio, and come crit/kick my ass some time...
there's definitely a huge difference between your computer quick sketches and your traditional painting. like BludHund said, reference definitely helps with the proportion. you probably want to use ones with good lighting so that the drawings don't turn out flat. keep drawing!
Thanks for the crits mate, i agree with you on all points.
Those last 2 heads were from reference but most of the problems you pointed out are because of lack of attention to detail.
As far as school goes, I'm finished for the year, and I've been working on those colour studies that Manley got me to start all week, (freckin boring and not really much fun to look at so i wont bother posting them.... but hell its helping with colour mixing).
Ill make sure i start spend much more time on this shiz....
Ill scan in some sketches today as well .
Hi muzz, nice painting skills mate.
Some anatomy problems, but nothing a little study wont fix.
Really cool dark skull peice at the top, and nice brush work on the paints.
Keep up the good work, and don't slow down.
Originally Posted by gutss
yesterday, God came to me in a dream and told me that if I don't become a comic book artist, he has decreed that I shall instead be a burlesque dancer.
And I said, "But God, nice panties are so expensive!"
And he said, "Welp, I suppose you better shut up and draw."
haha yeah.... i dont think anyone else would have a thread called muzztastic :B.
yeah that colour stuff is tedious, but im trying to do at least 2 of the sets everyday, should take me about a month and a bit to get it all dont (taking in account times when im not at my paints like today.)
Decided to drop a comment since you took the time to do it for me.
I like the style you're working yourself into. And I applause your mech works since I personally have no patience to draw such things. (Straight lines are my enemy.) I think you have a good hang of human anatomy, but I think you should focus on the faces of your people. Although you do an awesome job with depth of the faces and the faces itself, the alignment with the face and ear seems off at times. Keep studying these two relations especially with the bottom lobe of the ear.
As far as using gouache i actually prefer it to acrylics, as i find it more like digital as you can rework it after it dries.
Though i tried a painting yesterday without an under painting and man it turned out like ass, so im thinking that a monochrome under painting really does make gouache easier to use.