Hey there my name is Paul. I never studied art in any school or from any courses, i found few Nico Di Mattia's speed paintings on youtube, which inspired me enough to buy a tablet and here i am at CA! :]
This road is long and i just started walking, so i hope ill get better and better the further i go
Here's some ooooold stuff :[/B]
Last edited by Icecold; January 5th, 2013 at 07:21 AM.
A small update, another exercise this time i drew a human knight being based on a piece made by awesome artist Daarken with a little twist, so it's just a try to be like this guy exercise.
Nearly ten months have past since i bought my love, my shiny wonderful Intuos3.
Taking a look back at the past i'm proud how much i did improve, however i'm also
angry at myself; For being so lazy, and working too little at improving my skills. I should
draw more often i know, and i will try to overcome my weakness which is being lazy
sometimes. I hope the next year 2010, will bring even more joy to my and especially
your eyes. Thank's for all those who supported me in this long curvy and rocky road.
This the first milestone...
Last edited by Icecold; September 6th, 2009 at 07:32 PM.
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The adjusted portrait is a lot better, trust me. Values are one of the most important thing to describe a form and make it look 3 dimensional. Try to use bigger brushes especially when starting out on a portrait and block in the areas that share the same value, then go on from there...
That first portrait is reallly good dude...did you overlay the photo to get everything all lined up in the early stages?
I would say aside from that you should do more studies if you want to learn how to paint...the imagination stuff has ideas in it, and isnt terrible, however studying real things will go far into showing your imagination!
I would really look into some bridgman or loomis etc. to learn to draw using shape construction
Thanks, you are absolutely right, i need to do more studies however i lack the patience, i'm too damn lazy ehh. I guess problem lays somewher inside my head i need to poke myselft to do the hard work ^^
I'm aware, that I lack basic knowledge, yep those books would help, i've even did get loomis and will study more with it i promise! :]
As for the portrait i used the photo refference to do a quick sketch to catch the placement as you noticed.
Here's a sketch from Loomis book which was the refference:
(Looks way better on paper, scanned stuff sucks =/ )
Last edited by Icecold; April 4th, 2009 at 01:11 PM.
A work in progress, pose is from refference, because my anatomy drawing skills are way too bad at the moment. It's going to be somewhat of a fire element chick with some punk accesories, ofcourse if i wont change my plans on the fly hehe.
+ a doodle!
Last edited by Icecold; May 2nd, 2009 at 02:10 PM.
Well both troll, and the dorf were inspirations from warcraft lore, panda is semi pandaren(warcraft)/semi kung-fu Panda, i like the orient maybe thats why. Thanks for your comment.
Here's a little update of my "hot legs" wip, still lot of things to do and correct:
Last edited by Icecold; May 5th, 2009 at 04:35 PM.
Another update, still alot to do, however i clarified my vision and i almost know how its going to look like in the end, the last update with this illustration will be the final image, so stay tuned :]