@alexson - Thanks, m8!
@LtPlissken - Oi vei...*performance anxiety*
I didn`t quite feel like making studies today (also, couldn`t find a decent shop with pencils and erasers in my hood, which means I`ll have to go to town -_-), so I did this crappy illustration for your enjoyment only. Also - automatic contrast/color in PS IS NOT YOUR FRIEND. Ffffffffffffffffuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu u........................!
Hey, I like this new one.
I did a little composition change,
maybe this would bring up
the ambient and would make
the painting more dynamic and fun.
I hope you will like it:
Got a cold. Using as much tissues as a 13 year old who just discovered Victoria's Secret catalog. Can`t sleep. Reading comics. Drawing. Everything turns out looking like crap.
Last edited by PxelSlayer; November 27th, 2010 at 07:18 AM.
I just saw your finished Barbarella - i love it! Its perfect (orrr you could work on her hair a bit more )
Anyway, your sb is also great, very inspiring. Progress from the 1st page is insane.
keep it up.
D`aaaw, thanks guys! I fell off the drawing wagon there a bit, but I`m back on again. Mostly
Finished Barbarella ChOW (and this is what you get for not using references - her entire body is super woky -_- well, at least I got an idea for a print to make for my kitchen), a "I fell guilty drawing too much chicks, OMG I have to do something macho" quickie (I have no idea what it is, btw), and some silhouette analysis for one of my college classes (which, btw. I have to redo again), just to show you guys what I should be all about, but am not. I swear, most of my classmates look at me like I`m a black sheep. Just because I draw an occasional monster or something, instead of high fashion evening gowns. Pfft.
Needles to say those kids (I`m one of the oldest at my year) had NO IDEA who Barbarella is. I - was - shocked.
Ok i'm not that old but even i know who's Barbarella...
and there is nothing wrong with drawing half naked/naked (or even fully clothed) chicks all the time, especially if you draw them.
Liked your last chow entry, though i think that you could make it a bit more interesting, by adding more details to the costume and making a more dynamic pose.
Keep up with the great work.
@LtPlissken - You freak, you...
Did a COW this week, just to keep things "fresh"...*cough cough*
Also - finally scanned my super rushed costume/character designs I did 3 months ago. God, the mistakes...
Fantastic character work! I like how much personality you put into your art.
The only thing I'd suggest would be to darken some of the outlines to provide more definition, but I do know that these are sketches.
Please check out my Deviantart page: http://lucidstillness.deviantart.com/
Also, please check out my sketchbook thread!
And while you're at it, why not check out my finished gallery thread too! http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=202283
Recent doodles (somehow everything I draw ends up looking fahion...ly/ish). I also tried to do a color study/portrait of this beautiful girl whose photo I found online, but for the love of me, it just didn`t work, no matter how hard I tried...resulting in frustration, of course.
Do I even have a future in illustration/concept art? Alone, self taught? In a country where 99,99% of population dosen`t even know what concept art is, and there is only a fist full of illustrators, scattered and hidden from the rest of society? And nobody can guarantee that hard work will pay off, b/c there is always somebody out there who worked even harder...To commit, or quit? God, I hate reality checks...-_-
Dear mister PxelSlayer,
I am here to inform you that you are in fact a master of awesomeness. And if you do not reply this in the mirror to yourself in the next couple of days, you may recieve an unpleasent bitchslap from your dearest and concerning followers in the hopes to have woken you up.
No, but seriously, i understand that you get doubts and all that, i've been through that as well. At one point it's good so it keeps your feet on the ground and keep yourself open for improvements and criticism, but you must also recognise the talent and skills that you already have. You may be jealous of the work of other artists but i don't think you realise how many people admire the work that you make.
I think what's most important is to not dwell too much about job offers in the future (if i'm not mistaken, you're currently still in school?) And just do what makes you happy now and strive to be the best that you personally can be. Eventho the school might not always appreciate the type of work you make, there are still a lot of people out there that do, so don't doubt yourself!
ps: Whenever you feel like this again, get some chocolate muffins in stock to use for "Emergency ONLY". It's been known to help reality checks under control since 1982.
Note to self - grow a f*****g backbone, you lazy prick. God...-_-
Anyways - face studies. Getting a likeness is super hard. Also, it might be a good idea to shade with a blunt pen tip, rather than sharpened. Also - NO BLENDERS FOR YOU (as in, me) - as long as I don`t figure out how to get a nice, even tone w/o blending, some restrictions have to be made.
Trying to squeeze in even a little bit of drawing (about an hour) daily, just to get used to drawing daily. And to do a study a day, regardless of the subject.
I`m getting hardcore on my ass. Period.
Take it easy on those pencils, no one is rushing you.
Before starting to render the faces, make sure first that
the proportions are all right. My experience tells me
that the most darker you can go with a 2B mechanical
pencil on the paper. So you can try with that one to
darken the darkest parts of your portraits, for example
the eye, and some dark hair parts. Do more contrast
on your drawings. This last ones looks really great
and you are improving, you just do more in the same
Small study of Deutschs "Palace Guard". I actually finished this one 2 times already, but my PS crashed just as I was about to finish it up, making in total 4 hours going to waste. I`ll start again for the third time...Super pissed at my computer ATM -_-
Sorry to hear about the comp crashing.
That could be real annoying, I know.
Watch for the eye placement, you can still
change it, cause it is not right, you have
more then one eye space between them
and the one is maybe higher than the other.
@Lt.Plissken - Thanks, m8! I actually measured the eye width on the original image, and it turns out his eyes in fact are more apart than usual. I guess it is a characteristic of the subject (along with his wide nose and narrow, undefined nose bridge)
Anyways - finished. 4th time`s the charm. -_- I`m just not sure if my GC is dying or me, or the motherboard, with those weird flickering dots on my computer screen and cracks in music when I`m opening a program. And my comp is just a bit over a year old. All this right now, when I`m super broke and in a mood to "paint" like never before. Gah...