The Book of Burning - Helltroll's volumes (UPDATE June 23)
Hail Ca, I thought it was time to start a sketchbook
Don't have too much right now, just some digital stuff before I can get my traditional work on my computer. (my scanner is not compatible with my Mac)
So here's some self portraits for now, and my personal tribute to the mascot of Liverpool: Super Lamb Banana
1st SP from Dec 19 2008
2nd SP from August 2008
Super Lamb Banana from Oct 2008
Last edited by Helltroll; June 23rd, 2010 at 05:37 PM.
Stopping in to thank you for your visit/kind words in my book and extend my own encouragements to you. Your work is improving with each post, if I were to make a suggestion I'd say ease off on the opacity as you get further along in a piece and look for more solid shapes in these faces as the shifts tend to bleed into each other
Did this today in Spanish class.
Its a spoof of Fight Club, but didn't start off that way. I started off drawing the fist, then I saw the knuckle edges as resembling my hairline, so I drew a more emaciated self portrait. Then I saw the right edge of my hair as a start for a noseline, and the profile head popped in.
And I saw that it looked like the fist was about to fly in the profile face with me sadistically watching, and so came the Spanish spoof of Fight Club.
Hey thanks for stopping by SB and commenting! You've got some great composition for the portraits and perspective! The forms are reading well too. I see you're also addicted to portraiture, awesomeness!
Only crit here is that you're digital stuff appears to be too soft and sometimes muddy. It helps to think about edge control whether it be soft, hard, jagged, broken, etc... also when you paint traditional the first inital strokes laid on a canvas has this fresh wet thick paint look, i think it was Sargent who said 'you're not painting unless you use lots of paint' ; i think it'd be neat to see if some of the portraits used as underpaintings and pushed more in terms of hues and value
Hail again you beautiful bastards. I've got some new stuff
I did this for an advertisment for my school's literary magazine
Self portrait on chalkboard. I was bored in history class, as we had over half an hour of free time. Eventually people looked up and said stuff like "Woah, what is Jesus doing on the board?...Nah I think that's Zeus"
Here's my semester project for my painting class. Its not quite done, but heres what we were told to do with it.
Its divided into 6 equal panels, to represent 6 different styles. Done in acrylic
1st panel: Georges-Pierre Seurat
2nd panel: Vincent Van Gogh (Man did I fuck up his style. not like he ever impressed me anyways)
3rd panel: Claude Monet
4th panel: Mary Cassatt
5th panel: Marc Chagall (incomplete)
6th panel: unknown, not even my art teacher has figured this out yet
I'm pissed that the only art history my school offers is from 1850 forward. Maybe they just can't expect anywhere near the technical skill of the Old Masters from a bunch of measly high schoolers (justified too, as I'm in the 10 percent that actually has talent, and also in the even smaller percent that has drive, everyone else really kinda sucks)
Thanx again snootchy!
I showed my magazine's editor the completed ad and she was completely blown away (I did some slight editing on the man too)
But yeah, theres still some stuff I wish I could do
Oh well, practice, practice, practice!
Updates and new crap!
Further work on my acrylic painting. I learned that the 6th panel, I could choose whatever artist I wanted to, so I'll see if I can apply some of Android's technique in the traditional field
Chalkboard self-portrait I did in study hall. Took me about 2 minutes.
To-scale newspaper sketch (24"x18") of my next painting for my private oil class. Sorry if the camera quality is bad
Alright doods, new update
Heres a self portrait I did in PS today, took me about 1 hour.
I made myself resemble Dr. Manhattan from Watchmen, with an abstract Mars in the background.
I've read the comic, and I'm going to see the midnight premiere tomorrow
As for your sketchbook....
I REALLY want to move into digital in the future.
I think I'll learn to COLOR first, though ^_^'
I appreciate the critique very much.
If you notice anything else, I'll be sure to fix it.
"In Art, the hand cannot execute anything higher than the heart can imagine." -Ralph Waldo Emerson