You're really getting to grips with the shading and it's looking great.
You're really good at rendering fur and hair and I like your figure drawings. Nothing to critique really. You seem to know what you're doing
Some amazing pencil rendering work in here, and the photoshop painting skills are really nice too. Only a few of your imagination figures seems to have some anatomy problems here and there (they're a little stiff sometimes), but for the most part this stuff ranges from good to amazing.
welcome to the ssg .
Man lots of really nice technical studies, and all are heading in the right direction. . Though i must say that there is a distinct lack of any creative work though! its all studies, there is nothing that shows off design and nothing that shows off character and personality.
Do some character designs, dont be afraid to do some stupid little doodles, ect.
Anyways man good to have you on board , perhaps you can help me with my never ending stuggle with faces.
Thanks for visiting my sketchbook, I really appreciate when people with your skills show interest in my little book. The lines and rendering are really good. I think you should focus on drawing from imagination because your reference work is really solid, and what is more important it seems that you are able to achieve more or less the same effect when drawing form imagination so I think what's left is to let it run free, imagination that is
a will that cannot bend"
Nicky S - Thanks man, I'm excited as well. I think the workshop is one of those things where it's worth taking the time off. My tutors won't like that I'm taking the time either but I'll be damned if I'm going on miss out just because of a few classes.
jigje - Flattery will get you everywhere my friend ha. But yeah I don't see the point in putting in all this work if I'm working towards anything other than just getting better. I certainly feel less lost now I've narrowed down where I want to be.
Black Spot - Thanks, I'm trying
tdHendrix - haha, I have no idea what I'm doing really. But thanks! and good to be on board, feel free to not pick anything and everything!
Sunseaker - Thanks, swish is such an awesome word, and not used nearly enough. I'll know if you get there when all of a sudden the hair over your characters faces becomes transparent and all your figures become gender neutral. Then I shall rain down like an angry god and smite thee! Or something along those lines
pantless wanderer - (awesome name by the way) tHERE'S A WHOLE LOT OF ISSUES WITH MY IMAGINATION STUFF (stupid caps lock), but I shall overcome them hopefully with time. Thanks a lot man
brewin - Thanks dude, good to be on board. Be as honest and nit picky as you can be, I'm ready for anything any everything, this is going to be an important year for me (final year at uni) so any and all help is greatly appreciated!
Muz - Howdy! Honestly there is a lot more imagination stuff than what I post in here, but I don't post it all because it looks like ass most of the time. Although I definitely do need to spend more time on it. Ha, I'm the last person you want help from with faces man, I'm usually pretty lost without some kind of ref. I'll try though
Izer - I'm on it!
JailHouseRock2 - Thanks man.
llex paul - Thanks man, I'll work on it for sure
R&F - Thanks, No problem at all man. Imagination work is something that I know I need to work on, keep saying I'm going to work on, then never really get around to doing as much as I should. It will be done though, if I don't I'm just going to stagnate!
Thanks again everyone
Right then, here's what I've been working on the last few days. I know and you know I need to work on stuff from my head more, and also with colour, so I've been working on an illustration based on a little doddle I did. I spent a long time getting the poses right and the faces as good as I could without using any references. More as a little test to see how much I'd learnt than anything else. I even made sure I drew the naked figured first before I clothed them. (what this did teach me was I need to work on drapery) I used a photo of a random girls face to adjust the placement of features on the girls face slighty, but there was NO copying.
With the colours I'm going for a night scene with a yellow/orange light coming from the open window on the balcony she was just lept/flown from. I'm pretty happy with the colours so far, my main issue is with her face (which is why the colour image is a close up). I've tried and tweaked all that I can but I need outsider help. The face just doesn't look right at all and it's really starting to bug me. So yeah, PLEASE HELP!!!
The shoulder/back area is flat as I havn't really worked on much else as I got sucked into her face (bad idea I know). Also I'm aware that his hand is too big.
I've actually already started working on my next illustration so expect more soon. I might have a go at Painter for than one.
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ps. HELP PLEASE! ha
Good stuff mate! face looks good and the hues are great.
A brighter highlight in her eyes
experiment with some custom brushes (if you didnt already) this guy's brushes are a very good start
And thanks for the awesome comments in the sketchbooks, I've learned something from each one of em