Sirkenneth: cheers, yeah iv got the focus level of a three year old, will defiantly work on finishing something.
CeeJay: thanks man. (got to talk online with you sometime!)
some new wips, the first pic went all bummy for some reason was meant to be a girl standing in foreground, but she grew a beard and went all old.
and a crappy sketch page- ill post somethin better later.
nice update keep on posting and finish the bum sketch
YJ Lee: yes bos!
cout<mecha: hey thanks, yeah ill work on posting more coloured work and adding more colour into my stuff. (but not in this post! haha wait for me to refine it up a bit)
was lucky enough to meet up with the very talented dudes from Weta, really inspirational. want to paint but im forced into doin fricken abstract art, for high school portfolio.
anyway heres some stuff iv been doin. I WILL FINISH SOMTHING I PROMISE!
Awesome work Ben!! Lovin' the updates, heaps of imporvement!!
This is your best yet, dig the strokes and all!
But look at some more reff for nose's, yours all look the same!
OMG somebody has improved sooo much.
I wish i could draw as much as you, ill try draw more in holidays but can't beat your year of drawing
have you ditched dA now?
nice to see a fellow new zealander
you've got a nice range of work here, portraits, landscapes, mecha
hmmm if I had to crit
the lighting on some of the portraits isn't very consistent, and can solved just by being a little bit subtler and really looking at where the light source is coming from
Ar hope that is helpful
keep up the good work!
JailHouseRock2: thanks man, and yeah my noses do suck, did a wee study tho just for you.
PieMonster cheers dude
goldenamorak hey Felix is that you!? you should totally keep drawing, and ill post something on DA one day when i get decent.
Jeff Lai thanks for the crit! yeah iv got to work more on lighting, ill do a couple more portraits soon.
heres a bunch of crap, not that happy with much of it, especially the second one (ahh donít look at it). will finish up that last illustration, the robot things are for a school project, and the fantasy characters were done for a freelance job.
( sorry for the real grey update will finish something soon)
cool sketchbook man I like the demon guy in your update
looking forward to more
keep it up -Jamie
sketchbook updated October 6th
OmertA: thanks a lot man!
iv been watching dave rapoza's live streams lately, there bloody motivational, really got me pumped up to get my ass into gear!
heres the link its really worth watching: http://www.livestream.com/fuckinartwithmrdelicious
just a quick update on the demon thing, any crits would be really helpful.
GOTTA START DOIN SOME STUDIES!!!!
JailHouseRock2: thanks man!
high schools pretty much over forever!, drawing every day waking up at 6am yay! gotta start dishing out some studies now, hopefully ill be able to update more frequently.
did a shit load of anatomy studies today but my scanners to crap so i couldnít post. did a wee master study, should of spent more time on it, learnt a few things though.
how the hell are you supposed to pic colours!, fucking suck at still life’s, ahh well ill post it anyway so that after 30 pages well be able to see improvement (hopefully)
going to leave this stuff as it is, got to start getting into my pencils now (anatomy!, anatomy!, anatomy!)
Very, very, very nice work lately.
The quality of you studies has gone from 0 to 100 since the beginning of this sketchbook. Loving the crazy demon guy and those noses are really nice as well.
Your most recent post has a few issues, mainly the edge quality.
Keep posting, lots of great things happening.
AlexTooth yeah thanks man, will do
DeeLock ahh I know, Iím ashamed of my last post, really got to get my shit together.
gggrrahhhh...... not really into anything Iím doing at the moment, trying to work out the many problems with my anatomy. did another still life, keeping it simple its a bit better than the last (not that the last one was hard to improve on).
gonna do something awesome next post or better than the shit iv been posting, more master studies, portraits and still lifeís.
heres some more crap:
heads from imagination, screwed up the ones i was doing from ref.....
failed master study and some anatomy practice (crimson dagger stuff)
ok more stuff coming soon, gotta try to improve!
might do a bit of CHOW, to force me into finishing some illustrations
wow page 3 is getting kinda big, it kills my crappy computer sometimes haha
went to life drawing today, it was pretty fun, got kinda scared of the naked ladies though but I got over it. ill post that shit up tomorrow I guess.
soooo shit I need to get my ass into gear, people are getting to good around here. heres a wee update, character design.com colour study and some randoms including a chow wip
Nice to see some more painting in here. You might want to go to a smaller brush when finishing these up. Also, your survey of anatomy seems a bit unrealistic, I suggest getting hold of some more reference material. Keeping looking good!
cout<mecha: hey thanks for the critique! i really struggle with anatomy, hopefully ill be able to improve on it and yeah ill try introduce some smaller brushes into my next lot of paintings. cheers.
did a few more anatomy studies but Iím not to happy with them, i think ill try again tomorrow and update then.
heres a quick update on the zombie dude, mmmmm i love zombies.....
and a 1/2 finished master study from the amazing William Bouguereau!
dude! haven't seen ur sb before, sad that i haven't! heaps of improvement man! ur a machine!
some of the still lives on those page , the colours are kind of desaturated? but man i love the zombie, and bougeraue studies are kicking ass.
gotta catch up to u!
alffla: thanks dude!! I donít post enough, Iím just so slow, and Iím doing shit that i really suck at, hopefully ill be able post more often real soon!, and yeah Iím working on my still lifeís, and trying to keep my paintings from looking to desaturated which i tend to do quit a lot haha. thanks for the crit!
more shit to torment your eyes!!!
master study from above
colour study from photo
still life (eeeeewww donít look)
and some anatomy fails
Nice improvement here man. I really like the demon piece in post #74! I would like to see him in darker colors, glowing eyes, smoke coming out of him and a lot of veins etc, haha. Sorry for my imagination talk! Your latest faces are looking really good too.
I don't have any critic really, just keep it up!
B]Spaggen:[/B] thanks man, yeah just about every illustration could use a bit of glowing eyes, smoke and veins haha
not much to say, unless I cry about how hard still life's are for an hour. started an illustration see if I can put into practice some of the knowledge learnt from the studies.
Last edited by Benjie; December 9th, 2009 at 02:23 PM.