Page 19 of 22 FirstFirst ... 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 LastLast
Results 541 to 570 of 650
  1. #541
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    germany
    Posts
    575
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 171 Times in 156 Posts
    I think the eyes are fine. Some more refined works would be really nice though.


  2. Hide this ad by registering as a member
  3. The Following User Says Thank You to shockowaffel For This Useful Post:


  4. #542
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    4,358
    Thanks
    9,917
    Thanked 4,154 Times in 2,280 Posts
    RRRRRRRRRRRAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH HAHAHA How DID YER DRAW SOOOOOO FAST SO AWESOME HAHA WICKED UPDATES I WILL HAVE TO TRAIN HARDER XDXDXD

  5. The Following User Says Thank You to SMILEFACE For This Useful Post:


  6. #543
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Waterford, Ireland.
    Posts
    1,242
    Thanks
    855
    Thanked 398 Times in 359 Posts
    Umbravita: Thanks for the comments! Yes, practice is definitely i order.

    kidult: Thanks! I know full well about the stopping point, I badly need to get back into doing longer studies as well as shorter ones, and I intend to begin with this Repin study.

    shockowaffel: Thanks! Will do!

    SMILEFACE: HAha thanks man! I guess it's the practice I haven't been uploading here. We'll both have to train harder regardless!! Haha!



    Thanks for the words guys! I really appreciate any comments / critiques / anything to help direct my attention in this great journey!!

    Here, have an ork for your troubles!

  7. #544
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Waterford, Ireland.
    Posts
    1,242
    Thanks
    855
    Thanked 398 Times in 359 Posts
    Update on the Repin - Tolstoy master study. Going to take a break from him for a while so I can focus on doing a complete illustration, the sketch of which I am also posting. Just something simple and uninspired for now, but I want to see how far I can take and refine upon it.


    I'll probably start with some gesture and composition research tomorrow to refine the sketch before laying in values so stay tuned! Any comments or critiques would be extremely appreciated!!

    Edit: spotted and eliminated a jawline proportional error since posting, fixed now!
    Last edited by MacTire; June 16th, 2012 at 07:48 PM.

  8. #545
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    London/Bristol
    Posts
    747
    Thanks
    441
    Thanked 263 Times in 231 Posts
    hey man, some great studies you got going on. was gona say maybe do some longer studies after seeing your blog on twitter the other day but looks like u started doing one lol. slow to comment on things. anyways man i would say general crit maybe work on getting more of a balance between soft and hard edges in skin tones. sometimes it seems all bit to soft.

  9. The Following User Says Thank You to no87 For This Useful Post:


  10. #546
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    297
    Thanks
    69
    Thanked 41 Times in 35 Posts
    The composition of your paintings are lovely! Big fan of seeing all the lines and brush strokes within the art

  11. The Following User Says Thank You to kjylee For This Useful Post:


  12. #547
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Waterford, Ireland.
    Posts
    1,242
    Thanks
    855
    Thanked 398 Times in 359 Posts
    no87: Thanks Alex! Yeah, for some reason recently I've failed to take line control past the outline sketch stage and from there I seem to forget about hard edges.

    kjylee: Thanks!


    Stuff from today; gestures and anatomy brushup, a photo-study and threw some values onto that sketch from last night, which needs a lot of correction before proceeding to refine the values. It seems as a result of over zealous lasso and transform manipulation to get a sneakier pose I threw her proportions and anatomy out of whack.

    Please feel free to point out anywhere I'm going wrong, any improvements I can make, all and any comments or critiques are greatly appreciated!!!
    Last edited by MacTire; June 29th, 2012 at 04:36 AM.

  13. #548
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Waterford, Ireland.
    Posts
    1,242
    Thanks
    855
    Thanked 398 Times in 359 Posts
    Just throwing this up quickly to see if anyone has any comments, in particular regarding the value structure?

  14. #549
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    58
    Thanks
    33
    Thanked 12 Times in 5 Posts
    Value looks good to me but her shadow is inconsistent with the highlights.. unless there's a second light source? The face is good though. I keep having issues with defining hair by planes/blocking in mass..

  15. #550
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    883
    Thanks
    567
    Thanked 256 Times in 207 Posts
    Awesome work Conor, I really like the environments on the previous page. The knight and thief image is looking great so far, I'm looking forward to seeing how the final comes out.

  16. #551
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Waterford, Ireland.
    Posts
    1,242
    Thanks
    855
    Thanked 398 Times in 359 Posts
    maelstromwrath: Thanks for the input!! Good thing you pointed out the shadow error, as soon as I corrected t I spotted some shading errors elsewhere! Popped by your sketchbook for a look there also, good to see your username reflects your interests, some fairly epic looking sketches you have there! Thanks again!

    Ste: Thanks Ste! Good to hear you like the enviros, I found them difficult at times but that may have paid off. Thanks again, look forward to your opinion on the final!


    Just putting up another update on the thief piece as a reference point for progress. Starting to feel quite happy with how parts of this are turning out, in particular the thief's facial structure and hair (though looking at it now I think her expression needs a little more determination), and I'm really happy with the knight's elbow guard in particular.

    One thing on my mind is that I'd like to try and pull the knight closer to the viewer, decided to try something quickly with levels, blurring and scaling.

    Thoughts, crtiques, comments, etc. would be greatly appreciated.... left or right?

  17. #552
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Waterford, Ireland.
    Posts
    1,242
    Thanks
    855
    Thanked 398 Times in 359 Posts
    Slow and steady polishing:

  18. #553
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Estonia
    Posts
    430
    Thanks
    32
    Thanked 60 Times in 59 Posts
    hey, I suggest you to take up more pencil drawing, once you get good at it, painting in photoshop will be no big deal, because in finished paintings you still have to have clear "edges", but when doing lots of unfinished big brushstroke paintings, you don't get that much knowledge than doing some pencil linework. I maybe wrong of course, that's just an idea.
    But I like that you don't use much different brushes, and don't get too stuck on photoshop techniques.

  19. #554
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Waterford, Ireland.
    Posts
    1,242
    Thanks
    855
    Thanked 398 Times in 359 Posts
    heix33: Thanks! Not entirely sure what you mean about the lines but you're right otherwise, could'nt hurt to do a bit more pencil work.


    Just got news that the life drawing group I attended last year is holding a day long workshop with my tutor for the life drawing elective I took back when I had just started this sketchbook! Reeally looking forward to that now, and of course any work produced shall be up here asap.

    Otherwise, not much to show today:

  20. #555
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Turku, Finland
    Posts
    2,786
    Thanks
    3,734
    Thanked 2,423 Times in 1,321 Posts
    thanks for commenting! with the thief piece youre working on id suggest flipping the girl horizontally so that not so many of the lines and strokes on the piece are dragged into lower right corner, looks good so far!

  21. The Following User Says Thank You to ~KJK~ For This Useful Post:


  22. #556
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Waterford, Ireland.
    Posts
    1,242
    Thanks
    855
    Thanked 398 Times in 359 Posts
    Parsakoira: Thanks! I understand where you're coming from but at the same time I'm not entirely sure....


    Had some fun with landscapes today, working from ref and then extending the canvas and attempting to keep working, as you can see it went pretty fantasy pretty quickly! I think it should be easy to guess which I had most fun with!
    Last edited by MacTire; June 29th, 2012 at 04:38 AM.

  23. The Following User Says Thank You to MacTire For This Useful Post:


  24. #557
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Moscow
    Posts
    291
    Thanks
    38
    Thanked 182 Times in 116 Posts
    Lots of studies is good!♥ I like that!

  25. The Following User Says Thank You to Kristoff For This Useful Post:


  26. #558
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Waterford, Ireland.
    Posts
    1,242
    Thanks
    855
    Thanked 398 Times in 359 Posts
    Kristoff: Thanks Kristoff!! So do I!


    Had some fun with a quick ghost sketch:

  27. The Following User Says Thank You to MacTire For This Useful Post:


  28. #559
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Romania
    Posts
    1,537
    Thanks
    1,118
    Thanked 1,381 Times in 543 Posts
    stop questioning yourself and take the leap Conor.

  29. The Following User Says Thank You to Sickbrush For This Useful Post:


  30. #560
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    883
    Thanks
    567
    Thanked 256 Times in 207 Posts
    Your thief piece is coming along nicely. I think she needs to be facing the Knight since it doesn't read as if she's stalking him now.

  31. The Following User Says Thank You to SteFlack For This Useful Post:


  32. #561
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Waterford, Ireland.
    Posts
    1,242
    Thanks
    855
    Thanked 398 Times in 359 Posts
    Sickbrush: how did you get into my head? Thanks Cristian, you're absolutly right, I really need to just knuckle down and start pumping out the stuff with less doubt and less worry about the outcome. Gotta make that leap! - I see it now, looking back over this last page there's too little progress for the amount of so-called "updates". Thanks for the comment!

    Ste: Thanks Ste! I think you're right.


    Somehow these pencil sketches took up far more time than I would have liked, anyway to make up here's some thumbs I did several weeks ago too.
    Last edited by MacTire; June 25th, 2012 at 12:37 PM.

  33. The Following User Says Thank You to MacTire For This Useful Post:


  34. #562
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Waterford, Ireland.
    Posts
    1,242
    Thanks
    855
    Thanked 398 Times in 359 Posts
    Here's some nudes (2 1hour studies from ref and one done from memory for a bit longer) and a guard for good measure:

  35. The Following User Says Thank You to MacTire For This Useful Post:


  36. #563
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    467
    Thanks
    181
    Thanked 165 Times in 156 Posts
    Nice updates! I'm digging the landscapes on post #557... i suppose the last one was quite fun to paint.., great idea on the armor thumbs, did it became a bit tedious after a while for you? the guard is looking good, keep it up man, looking forward for more

    Also, thanks for stopping by my thread!

  37. #564
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Waterford, Ireland.
    Posts
    1,242
    Thanks
    855
    Thanked 398 Times in 359 Posts
    GPozzo: Thanks G! I didn't mind the tedium when I was doing those, which was during breaks I took whilst doing the last catch of arch-vis renders for my final project in college. No problem about the thread support too, only happy to!


    Here's what I got up to today landscape studies, a quick landscape sketch (with a nod to SMILEFACE!) and a character sketch:

  38. #565
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Pasadena, CA/Chicago
    Posts
    734
    Thanks
    534
    Thanked 468 Times in 279 Posts
    hey man, stuffs lookin good! just a few quick suggestions:
    dont get caught up in details on your faces. you sometimes draw all the features as if they are all on one flat plane, dont forget they wrap around the head. plot everything out in perspective, then go in and detail.
    other than that, i would just suggest working on studies/pieces longer to see how far you can push them. keep up the hard work

  39. The Following User Says Thank You to lancer_idenoure For This Useful Post:


  40. #566
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Waterford, Ireland.
    Posts
    1,242
    Thanks
    855
    Thanked 398 Times in 359 Posts
    Lance: Thanks man! I'll look into that in future. I intend to take this COW to a portfolio level so thats a start.


    More studies and stuff. The giant crab is a WIP for COW.

    Mac Tire's sketchbook - updated with atelier work!

    Mac Tire's sketchbook - updated with atelier work!

    Mac Tire's sketchbook - updated with atelier work!

    Mac Tire's sketchbook - updated with atelier work!

  41. #567
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    4,358
    Thanks
    9,917
    Thanked 4,154 Times in 2,280 Posts
    haha POST 565 I LITERALLY SAID HOLY CRAP !!!! NO JOKES WICKED SKILLZ BROTHER XDXDXD

  42. The Following User Says Thank You to SMILEFACE For This Useful Post:


  43. #568
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Waterford, Ireland.
    Posts
    1,242
    Thanks
    855
    Thanked 398 Times in 359 Posts
    SMILEFACE: Thanks man! Haha!

    Some more studies, just looking at what I felt was of immediate importance for my COW challenge entry, notably simplifying silhouettes of background characters (the Baratheon / Lannister troops in the back of the GoT screenshot study - I'll actually continue working on this one as I'm enjoying it but also using it to investigate representing different materials) and the general palette and lighting of the elephant photo. Lastly a quick block-in over a sketch that I pulled together with a quick cheat from SketchUp to set up the camera angle and perspective (not that it's a demanding scene, just wanted to give it a try):

    Mac Tire's sketchbook - updated with atelier work!

    Mac Tire's sketchbook - updated with atelier work!

    Mac Tire's sketchbook - updated with atelier work!

  44. #569
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Waterford, Ireland.
    Posts
    1,242
    Thanks
    855
    Thanked 398 Times in 359 Posts
    Wanted to sketch today but it appears someone is borrowing my pencil... still life based on a Sackboy figure, with the pose and button eyes modified somewhat. Also, an armour study to help some pieces I'm currently working on, a quick alchemy sketch that may become an enviro painting sometime in the near future.

    Mac Tire's sketchbook - updated with atelier work!

    Mac Tire's sketchbook - updated with atelier work!

    Mac Tire's sketchbook - updated with atelier work!

  45. #570
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Waterford, Ireland.
    Posts
    1,242
    Thanks
    855
    Thanked 398 Times in 359 Posts
    Update on the mounted knight, still have quite a way to go with it, for example that mane and the half-timbered architecture are still screaming at me, which means studies are needed!:


    Mac Tire's sketchbook - updated with atelier work!

Page 19 of 22 FirstFirst ... 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. SketchBook: Atelier Sketchbook (Updated 8-18-10)
    By Derek the Usurper in forum Sketchbooks
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: December 30th, 2010, 12:48 PM
  2. Replies: 12
    Last Post: January 12th, 2009, 08:37 PM
  3. Art: Watts Atelier '03 Summer/Fall Semester (updated 12/31)
    By lucasgraciano in forum Fine Art
    Replies: 35
    Last Post: December 31st, 2003, 06:23 PM
  4. tire tread?=I need help.
    By gear in forum Art Critique Center
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: June 14th, 2003, 05:28 PM
  5. Art: Tire Armored Cowboy
    By Atmospheria in forum Finished Art
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: June 3rd, 2003, 11:55 AM

Members who have read this thread: 0

There are no members to list at the moment.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Developed Actively by the makers of the Best Amazon Podcast