haha jersey yea if your looking for a quick fix then u come to the right place hehe!!!!
Sorry a little buzzed but my only crit with take out box is that the dark facing us which is exposed more towards the light source should be lighter than the side that the cast shadow is in, plus if you have aliz crimson that' s alright most important thing is to get the value right, like if you make a black an white sketch it can be realistic but a color sketch still requires you to be knowledgeable of value, so it is important to work or understand how light falls off or hits and object before going into color. In terms of right set of oils I don't think there is a right set of oils if you get tonal structure to work out
The silhouettes are looking nice and I think it's a great exercise to think about overall mass or shape, keep at it; plus identify i light source it's important to understand how light is falling off the shape in order to render effectively; that's y i think cast drawing is really a fundamental of understanding how light falls off an object, i'm also weak in this area as i have never finished or really intensively worked on a cast but i think you have a great eye for observing and would be great to see you do an indepth study of light hitting and object
Snootchy: yeah, you're totally right. my values are still way way wya off. Well i'm gonna try again!! And keep practicing what oyu tell me about really paying attention to the object before putting a mark down. I get really hasty with my lines. xx need to stop that habit.
Grandmassa: do it! i feel like it helps a lot!
Ok, I FINALLY feel like i'm getting into the groove of this sketchbook thing. I made a sketchbook for my how to make a sketchbook tutorial (link in my sig), and now it feels right. my other sketchbook just didn't feel right. I'd just sit there and try and draw and get frustrated..dunno. weird. maybe i'm the only one that has to have just the right sketchbook to be able to draw smoothly? i dunno.
i just took the old sketchbook apart and made this one.
gestures, hogarth, and a really really shitty self portrait.
I have those ukrainian cheeks x__x
oh, and more light studies becuase i fkn LOVE THEM.
wooo excuse my language. I'm trying to quit cursing this summer...I curse more than a drunken sailor.
"Be either full-assed or no-assed. There is no half assed."
awesome update! I think it's important to feel comfortable and it can be something as trivial as a sketchbook or even the type of material you use. I think the light studies are coming a long great and it'll only be a matter of time, are you using ref's? If not I'd recommend ref'ing things so that you get as much practice on how light behaves in real life, I'll be doing the same since it's something that can help greatly in terms of rendering forms. Loving the self port, and the beautiful face is showing through the sketch great job on that plus i'm digging the hatching, it's messy but there's a lot of energy in it.
Hatching (i'm really beginner to hatching but...) has a bit of structure into how to hatch effectively. After completing the sketch/proportions along with soft lines to indicate the core shadows, bounce light, mid tones, and highlights. Then block in with even hatch across the whole subject (the reason for this is because when you think about painting or objects in real life, the color white doesn't really exist unless you have a light source that is pure white, so almost everything has some value even it's only a little bit) and then use the same directional hatching to go back into the shadows, midtones, and core shadows relatively making the values relative to one another. I remember a drawing teacher once explained to me that when you change the direction of the hatching your representing a new plane, this is another approach to hatching and I never got this and still don't. I think the most important thing is to have great value structure and even if the hatch isn't cohesive as long as the value works the sketch will still work. I think it works in your portrait since you the values a relatively placed in the appropriate spots, so big kudos to you!
Y limit ur vocabulary, it's ur first amendment right to say things you want even if it's profanity, so i say keep f#*!ng rockin on!!
KILLER' update i really like the lil' ''WTF IS THIS '' ssoooooo cute! an' WOW yer HOT' (ment in a none CREEPYCREEPERSON pickup line sorta' way) i think make'n yer own sketchbook helps to personalize it an makes it more apart of the art way cool...
Hey there, great figurative work so far! I recognize some of Hogarth's Dynamic Figure Drawing in post #25 ^^
For the little red box painting, perhaps it would save you time to do some color swatches before the actual painting. Mix up your color, paint them onto a strip of white paper, then hold the paper up in front of you and see how close it is the local color of the object (if you're painting from life; if you're painting from a photo then just set your swatch next to the photo and compare). In general I feel the color you used was too dark and too saturated compared to the photo. Objects in real life tend to be far more neutral than we realize. Your red box is actually very orange. It probably seems very red to you because it's sitting on a green surface, but in comparison to your painting, the yellow of the box is evident.
hey awesome work! the poses with different light sources are really cool, looks like a lot of fun, and the sp ain't bad by any means! it looks like you're using a darkish pencil for hatching, maybe try a simple HB, you should be able to get all the values that way. and just try to identify different planes and hatch in the direction of the plane... but I think you've got the idea! the painting is pretty sweet!
snootchy: thanks man I do not use a ref, since the goal of the excersize is to learn to create light on your own in a convincing way---but I do need to get my hands on some casts and start studying light outside of these exercises. In my next update though I used a ref for the anatomy. And thank you, I forgot about the technical aspect of hatching.
Grandmassa: lol thanks! hahahah it's ok, i get that from my bf's friends too xD haha maybe i will redraw the wtf thing then and make it an actual thing xD
Maija: Thanks I feel honored to be an example because there are truly some better ones int his forum
Tom: Thanks man, I will try to upload some more of my independent stuff---I usually never feel good about a piece to post it but hey, it's a SB thread for a reason
dierat: Yeh, well it doesn't help i was using alizerian, so when mixed with the yellow it came out brown instead of orange : / i do plan to redo it in acryic and correct the colors, as well ast he values Thanks!
papervampire: thanks for the advice! I will try using HB from now on and try to pick up oin that relationship between the planes of the face and the hatching.
Well, sorry for the late, and crappy, update. Yesterday was out of the house the whole day, and today just kept going downhill. I feel a wave of depression coming on and I'm trying to fight it off--does bad things for my art x.x
I covered up the self portrait because it is so horrible I"m ashamed to even show it--i really just need to crank out some more and pay attention to things---i just don't know where to really start when drawing a face--any advice?
ai ya excuse the bitter mood today--think motivation!
oh and now you get to see how terribly amateur I am with environments and thumbnailing ;p these are just sketches trying to get this one idea i've had for a while down.....
"Be either full-assed or no-assed. There is no half assed."
yesterday, God came to me in a dream and told me that if I don't become a comic book artist, he has decreed that I shall instead be a burlesque dancer.
And I said, "But God, nice panties are so expensive!"
And he said, "Welp, I suppose you better shut up and draw."