today i was damn lazy. i do eveyday some bridgman studies.
this stuff is from yesterday and today.
vinking sketch,selfportrait, stilllives, and arm studies (yes, it´s my arm)finally took the big mirror from the bathroom infront of me. much easier(just hand an (10x15 cm mirror)
great stuff dude!!
ok so much to say so little time, I totally loved the concept of the viking and I like how you gave it a unique angle from buttom really nice effort! try to figure out where the light comes from and work on shadows to bring out the highlights, his face looks totally flat the entire helmet is is the same color which is impossible I see you gave the beard some attention but so you should give the face it's again "same color" try to simplify things try to put in the big shapes figure out your light source and work on your painting everywhere while you are progressing instead of focusing on one portion of it and detailing and then moving on, because if you do that you will have inconsistency within your painting.
I love the portraits just keep doing what yer doing you will figure it out evantually.
hope to see a lot more!
Tons of improvement since I last visited! Post 123 was a big step up. One thing I really think you could improve from, is to bump up you opacity and the size of your brush. You are using a low opacity right from the start it looks like and it is making your colours muddy. One thing to try is to put your brush to 100% opacity and doing a couple of studies with that. It makes you chose your colours and values much more wisely.
your still lifes are coming along, just watch for edges--you're starting to get some beautiful edges now, they really make the piece stand out.
skin tones are difficult though in this latest one some of the shadows look too grey--was a ref used? if so then i could be wrong. but if not, experiment with the rule of temperature and light
cool light -->warm shadow
warm like --> cool shadow
and choose your colors according to temperatures so that they don't appear muddy
hope that helps some with the skin tone troubles ^^;
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