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After two years since I joined, I decided it's time to create a sketchbook.
Last edited by ShockWave; June 16th, 2009 at 12:19 AM.
Last edited by ShockWave; December 23rd, 2008 at 03:17 PM.
I'm working more on my anatomy before I jump into painting. I used to just dive right in and always have to fix the proportions after I was finished. These are just quick sketches, trying to get back to the basics.
I'll be adding many more sketches...
Nice start for a sb. i did the same thing recently.
looks like your anatomy exercises are turning out well, good to start with those, and more of them. I like the loose, smoker.
the finish piece is pretty. I seem to think the nose is slightly off center. however, that being said, I hate when folks act like everyone is the same and everything is just so, in real life, its not. I think the blending looks great, nice shadows, but even after all that, it still looks somehow flat. I notice this, because I personally suffer from the same problem, on every single thing I do. so, take it with a grain o salt. its just how looks. pretty pic none the less.
keep a churnin.
I only live for today, but I'm one day behind.
Dragonspit, you're right and I need to experiment with different custom brushes. I haven't found my style yet with digital painting. I've just been using the round brush as my main tool.
I used a texture brush only in this study. I'm very pleased with the outcome.
Last edited by ShockWave; December 27th, 2008 at 08:22 PM.
These were done back in November.
Another quick study. Trying to use bolder brush strokes.
Last edited by ShockWave; December 29th, 2008 at 08:13 PM.
First speed painting in less than an hour.
Thanks Bill, hope you enjoyed your New Year as well.
Wanted to finish the speed painting.
Last edited by ShockWave; January 2nd, 2009 at 03:50 PM.
He said it best. Enjoyable sketchbook so far! I think the colored ones look a bit flat because the colors lack saturation. More contrast as you do it in b&w would punch it up. So don't be afraid to use those reds and yellows, etc.Great Choice In SUbject Matter!! Studies look good , Draw from Life Blah Blah Blah, happy new year pour me a drink!!
Thanks Eon, right now its just b&w for me. Finding the right color for skin has always been difficult.
Girl laying in leaves.
It's been awhile since I posted because I realized I needed to get back into traditional drawing. After getting back on track, I've been trying out charcoal, which I've never used before. This was done on newsprint which I know isn't the best paper for charcoal.
Last edited by ShockWave; April 11th, 2009 at 12:47 AM.
Charcoal on 80lb Strathmore
nice stuff! draw from life as much as you can, and think about making things more gestural.. something i've been taught with respect to animation (and drawing as well) is, think about where the weight of the figure is, i think of that particularly w/the bettie page pic. its off to a good start tho..
pearblossom I will do more gesture drawings. My work needs to loosen up a bit.
ruuhkis Thanks, I appreciate it!
After going from charcoal back to photoshop, I think it's helped me become more efficient at painting and drawing on the computer. I still have a long way to go.
Last edited by ShockWave; May 20th, 2009 at 07:50 PM.
About 8 hours.
Last edited by ShockWave; May 12th, 2009 at 01:26 PM.
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Charcoal on 18x24 strathmore
Last edited by ShockWave; May 21st, 2009 at 03:40 PM.
Excellent studies, your work looks fantastic. Post #23 definitely stands out, it looks great. Keep posting.
nurraymjo Thank you for the kind words. It's taken me awhile to get to this point.
I'm going to finish this up. Just wanted to show the progress.
Good nudes and figure studies. How far can you take them? What else can you do?