Hello, and Welcome! Nice Linework. Lots of control there and much potential. Your work is eyecatching and my only suggestion would be to mix in some work from life when you can. Nice start to your book.
Thank you Bill, im sorry for my incomprehension, but what do you mean about " mix in some work from life"? You mean, doing sketches all the time for example traveling on train, sitting in a park or something, and use it as reference when i sit down to my computer?
Sorry for my bad english.
You made a great start, very nice paintings.. I'm very intrestet in where this SB will lead to ;D
I like your idea of a floating sphere building, and the various designs you tried out to get what you want..
Also the first painting you made is very intresting, nice idea! But i think you could try to add in a bigger range of values.. For example you could try to make the corners of the painting darker, so that the figure is more accentuated.. But I'm not much of a painter.. cannot help you too much about this ;d but you already did a good job.
And I think with "mix in some work from life" he means you should try to paint and draw things by observing real objects in the real world. Because this is what the term "life drawing" (mainly connected to drawing human figures) actually means.
I like the pencil/linework in the first piece, but the colour needs to be pushed more.
You have richer, more vibrant colours in the corners that are actually distracting from the centre piece. The centre piece needs more life in it... add some hints of a warm skin, a subtle texture colour etc. At the moment the focus point is basically monotone (and slightly dull) compared to the surroundings.
I can spot a rather consistant 'problem' area in your older sketches.
All the figures have large(ish) heads and small/short torso's. This is ok for cuter cartoon style proportions - but I'm guessing this isn't what your going for.
Its absolutely true Sevans, im going to find a way for the less cartoonish style, but dont forget, these pictures are 1-2 years old, my style was nearly opposite of the recent one. Nowadays my goal is to improve my anathomy, linework, whatever is the result. I have a lot of future challenges that i marked out. For example, realistic creatures, envoriment, and of course, implement my linework to a color picture. Its the matter of practice of course.
By the way, thanks for the critic, and again, sorry for my bad english.
I made a few phoenix/griphon sketch ( i dont even decide what this creature will be...but i want a strong, charismatic one, with organic head, with wings, etc...)
I hope the codex-like texture under the linework dont worsen the whole scenery.
I know these are unfinished, and the last one need bigger wings to bear the strong body in the air, but i didnt want to clear the linework to make place to the wings. By the way, i hope you like them, with their mistakes.
good sense of gesture and proporions on the figures. that last enviro also looks really good - finally you've got rid of all those agressive contour lines and started to simplify things. That's a good direction, man, keep going this way.