- Thanks a lot Walid, I will be focusing on brushstrokes more, and in general just thinking more. I am working too much without thinking of anything, but I am gonna work on this
- I love my tablet F87. And hopefully I will!
- Cheers Nrx. Much appreciated.
Just started this one, her mouth is open, which is proving troublesome for me, but I will keep at it. I erased it to start over. Need to work into it all. obviously.
I think the nose looks awesome, but the rest is gonna get better!
Hey dude, nice girl ! For the last painting, a thing that i used to do is to find the darkest, and the lightest values of the painting and to paint them well, then for the other values, you'll always compared them to either the lightest or the darkest ones ! It helped me, so i hope it will help you too ! Take care
I like how the eyes turned out in the female portrait. Maybe you could still improve when you define some more edges and try to blend the tones, right now you have so many strokes. Maybe try a brush witch higher opacity. Sargent study's looking nice so far, keep it up
-Usually, the brightest brights appear as speculars on highlights (usually kept as a minimal) so its probably better to block in the mid tones first and then work the shadows. Everything else (the highlights, or stuff above the mid tone) can be done after shadows are in. The trick is to select the right mid-tone, which usually is something out of cast shadows on a plane facing the light.
-Also select the photo references carefully. If the picture doesn't seem to have enough contrast, i.e. many of the known planes are blurred due to overexposed lighting or too many shadows, it is sometimes better to photoshop the reference (brightness/contrast) to see the details.
Hi. I'm not as experienced as many around here, but I'll give you a suggestion that might help: when painting in greyscale, instead of only painting with white you can separate 4 or 5 shades of grey and try to block all major forms first and then start blending them all.
hey dude, ncice to see you're still alive ! I really like your sketches, especially the girl from the right ! i like the dark contour, with the lighter values inside ! Remind me some wes' stuff ! Btw, what is sketch swap ? anyway, even if i dunno what is it i would like to sketch with ya ! Keep it up and take care !
Like, we exchange addresses, and mail each other a drawing that we did, then we can put it on our wall or whatever. It would be cool to get loads of different peoples art on my wall, and to have my art on theirs.
Thanks for the comment
Tested doing a skin texture with brushes on her arm.
1 and a half hours ish.
I should have made her eye darker, and her eyebrow could have been corrected. I only notice these things after I upload
I like the bit I cropped, as normal the eye and hair let me down
Last edited by FraserMcT; October 8th, 2009 at 05:11 PM.
I think its good that you keep your values close together to start out. your much more in control and you dont go to dark too early. but its not done yet dont be afraid to kick in the darker values and the highlights. ( you will be able to handle form better) just approach em slowly and find out how far you can go. I hope that makes sense, my english is bad today