Whoooo studies! Those are gorgeous figures, you should seriously consider doing some with a harder brush so you really have to try to nail the subtle hues and shades of the figure and blend less. Or better yet-- do that from life! With a still life! Then go back to your figure and see if it helps! Either way...killer update I like the little sketch a the bottom. Sweeet stuff. More more!
uhm big wow! mang y you holding back on us, can't believe the amount of improvement just in this last set of sketches. you have great discipline and dedication towards your studies and be pro in no time!! The paint is great too, i'd say practice different skin tones and also keep doing tonal studies of portraits cuz the values seem a little bit similar making the forms look a tad flat but great job on this last batch, keep at it!!
like snootchy mentioned, you are improving fast. don't stop that momentum. that's the key right there. to paraphrase what someone i work with at the studio told me the other week "if you go in a direction of your choosing then heavens will follow you". seize the day big man.
PS: nice hand studies. i need to do those way more.
Hi! Exciting sketchbook here...I can tell you're on a roll and there's no stopping you. Don't feel bad about being dependent on refs and studies at this stage--everyone starts out the same way. As for your head question, you could start with a simple sphere and practice drawing a line around its circumference at different angles. You could also try a few still lifes with an egg under different lighting conditions...
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omg, that's him ... nice!
oooo ... more hands, guilty, ok, I get it. you can do them.
and you could always try simplified shapes fer heads.
a ball and half cyclinder, or even just a box. get used to finding the middle for each face of the box. (using an X, corner-to-corner)
Settle/decide on the way the head is facing and build from there. (Easier said that done, on my end at least)
snootchy; haha thanks! You're advice helps a lot you know!! Ur crits and tips help me to know what to look for and do differently Ahhh thanks for pointing that out!!! I totally didn't notice they were the same value, haah I will keep this in mind.
peetaer: hey thanks man! Definitely can't stop now, thanks for the encouragement! hand studies are fun
courtyard: thanks! I will definitely try out those tips, especially the egg one if I can thanks so much for the advice!
grandmassa: hahah great!! LOL I love that last part "PSHHHH I GOT EM" XD Lol man you rock!!!!!!!!
dwardo: Lol I can't do them, that's why I gotta draw them xD thanks for the tip, I just need to keep practicing that!
ooh awesome update, I'm really liking the process shots, My favorite part was the first initial block in of the colors, yea it is rough but still my eyes can make out what it is at a glance. I think there was a bit too much blender in the final, and you lost some of those beautiful hard edges/forms that you created in the initial block in.
It may be unfinished, but that's a beautiful start. You did a wonderful job observing colors...the only things that take away from the image slightly are the white highlights. Try to use white as sparingly as possible and push yourself to see the colors in the lit areas.
Wow hala, i browsed through your sketchbook and i see significant improvement with the figure. I really like the last figure paintings from ref. They're so nice and loose. Great progress on the fruit as well.
grandmassa: Thanks man!!!! You're always so happy, makes me happy too
snootchy: hehe thanks, that's interesting about the initial block in haha yeah, if i went in to finish, i definitely need to sharpen things up a bit, thanks for pointing that out!
blackdelphin: thank so much!! haha yes, figure studies are yummy
sublimus: lol i didn't know it was a star wars ref!! D: hahah do share plz
courtyard: thanks for stopping by thanks for the tip about light, I definitely need to pay attention to that in the next ones!!
h4DI: thanks so much! No one should ever give up!
braintree: hahah this is true, the great masters I'm sure all went thru the same process--study, break away-study, break away
thanks for stopping by!
hai guys, sorry for not updating yesterday, hit a bit of slump. so i watch zhang lu + jason manley vids again, and brought me right out, I also have been putting off gestures, so here is my attempt to get back into them!
Thanks to you all cuz you all help me to improve; any progress I have made I wouln't have made without your help!!!
k, I'm off to do some more onions and PORTRAITS. >: D It's about time to jump on the portrait train yayyyyyyyy
"Be either full-assed or no-assed. There is no half assed."
ooh great variety update! haha that portrait of the stoned chick is awesome, she wanna get high like samson!! I don't think that page was crap at all that you labeled crap page, the lines still look much more confident compared to your previous, just goes to show how much more critical you are of your work and on the road to obtaining better drafting skills!!
the last enviro has this vangoh feely to it, with the wavy indications throughout the composition, nice effect; i think it helps to establish a horizon when doing enviros that way you know where your horizontal lies and then you can decide on a vanishing point and have the corresponding perspective lines; doesn't have to be super tight but helps to show where objects are place or how they sit on a plane.
haha onions i'm in tears, go at it and hit us wif the update!!
Really impressed with the sketches as well.
Bridgmen really suits you, I see his style and form in a lot of your stuff!
The last digi of the house in good, but I think you'd benefit better from a photo study of just a building a little less warped, you know?
Great work tho, keep it up hala!
Originally Posted by gutss
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."
snootchy: Thanks man! (Lol..stoned chick are soooo hot brahh!!!) Any tips for perspective? i suck at it big time, and I don't really know where to start to practice other than doing basic 2 point, and 3 point cubes. Any help please?
jailhouse: heyyyyy dudeeee Thanks! haha really? At first I didn't like bridgman, but now I totally feel it, and I wanna practice his stuff more Yeah, i should do some photo studies, with the house thing i was going for something a bit cartoony but i could tone it down a bit, and try and fix some things up! thanks for the crit!
kedrew: thanks man! LOL YES THE PORTRAIT TRAIN OWNS. >: D
Blackdelphin: hi hi I left you a message on your profile about the studies ^^
I'm a happy Hala today. Went to my friend's party, and had the most fun I've had in long time. This also means hala was out of the house for most of the day, not much to post other than a wip of grandmassa's portrait. really dissatisfied with the last one, and so I'm tryin' again, and paying attention to values this time! spent a couple hours so far, really trying to go the extra mile this time (PS: fuck my proportions are off like mad!! D: oh well, practice practice )
next up in the portrait train: snootchy, dwardo, and some others ppls >: 3
"Be either full-assed or no-assed. There is no half assed."
hoorah happy hala! and i think you should be that portrait is freaking awesome, it's really coming out well and definitely work here and there on it to keep pushing till you're like shiet i can't work on this no mo!
as for values, i think it's important not to get lost in the little greys, i think looking for the basic geometrical shapes of values is really important and will help u to retain in the memory files all the little planes that make up the face. for example when i look at the value inbetween the eye socket and the bridge of the nose right under the eyebrow, i see a pretty sharp triangular shape of value, this is partly caused because that space in between the eye socket is turning away from the light source, so to keep things simple it's easier to assign a value to it and just do a flat block in, after you've established these basic geometric shapes then it's easier to soften edges and blend and add more subtle greys to transition the forms
another spot that jumps out at me is the temple facing us, you'll see the light source is hitting it and if you squint your eyes you'll see that that side of the temple is almost the same value with very subtle changes in value and the value starts to fall off as the light is less (becoming darker) and turns away towards the frontal portion of the forehead
a good technique is squinting your eyes and reducing the number of values will help greatly in getting the tones placed right plus scan around the face to see if there's a value similar to that plane you are looking at and all you have to do is color pick that value and add it to that area, like if you look at the value of the side of the temple and the side profile of the nose you'll notice that they're almost similar in value which i think you nailed down except for part of the temple that is a tad to big of jump in value, you have the right idea and it does dip in a bit but just a tad bit too much of a contrast within the temple
this initial block in is great and i think this is going to be your best study yet the way it's turning out, like i saw the painting first and identified it was the great Mr Spect. right away 2 thumbs up!!
i think those are best studies to do, and nothing wrong with cubes because everything can be broken down from a cube, even a sphere, cylinder, cone, and any other weird 3d shapes i have no idear about. I'll try and post something soon on perspective, but i'm still learning as well and it is frustrating so i feel ya on that one. i'd say to try and break up the cube as complex as you can after you create one cube, see how much you can expand that cube starting with just 1 point perspective, and what i mean by this is, to expand the cube in all directions on the x,y,z axis as well as subdivide a face of the cube to make smaller boxes on one plane/side and expand those, and i think this will help to visualize in terms of perspective how things sit on a plane.
haha i thought Granny was a machine but u just might be too, keep up the awesomeness!!!
I saw page one to page 5 and you made some very nice progress here. Just keep rocking through it. If you are unsure of something while drawing from your mind do some studies until you can do it from your mind. You're doing great!
In the last one, I see you are doing grayscale portrait, but looking at a colored Reference. I'd recommend grayscaling the colored Reference and working that way, because I can only imagine how hard it can be, by looking at values through color.
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Great studies man! Your portraits are lookin' good as well and so are the color studies. One thing I think you should work on is trying not to start off with so many colors at the early stage of your color studies. Block in a few of the main colors first, then start blending and adding in the smaller bits.