Hey B-man, chicks are looking hot! Reminds me how much I need to work harder.
I am liking the painting of the women with wings although I agree with what someone else said that it could look even better with the wings more dynamic. Right now they are secondary focus to the actual figure.
I have a question as well B-Man, are you working as an illustrator right now?
nachoyague - Thanks!
Loathsome - Jo jag funderar på att måla om wingarna. Tack.
Jakers - Hey there mate! Glad to to see you. No I didnt use any ref for this one. It took some time to get the anatomy feel right. You are right with the arm. I was struggeling with it. It looked weird with it hanging like her other arm. Still, this was the best I could come up with. Thanks
Onisan - I think of the sucubuss as a "fallen" cupid. And then again I dont se Cupids as fat babies with wings and a bow either. Thanks man!
BlackDelphin - Thanks. And right u are. I'll work some more on it when I find the time.
Tizzy - Im thinking of painting some sort of BG but I dont know. Thanks
kingkostas - Thanks bro!
MattGamer - Damn hands and feet. I thing everyone is struggeling with that at some point. Im having the hardest time painting hands at the moment. Was to long ago I did hand studies.
MacTire - Thanks mate!
Eddieee - Thanks!
bopx - Thanks. This is my 2nd sketchbook here at ca. My first is horrible. haha, nah.
UrbanHermit - Thanks! Yeah, I'm a freelance.
phizpietl - Thanks
Sorry for not posting sooner. We had SPX (Small Press Expo) here in stockholm so I have been there all weekend. It was fun and I was featured in a friends Comic with an illustration.
So I worked some more on my sucubuss. Cleaning stuff up and adding detail.
Yes! That's the ticket! Great job on the rendering!
One small thing, on her left shin, the shadow might be a little strong there as to me it makes that portion of the leg look like it consists of only two muscles and no bone to support them (which is ironic since the shadow is caused by the bone!).
Keep up the great work!
Jumpy and fresh lookin characters you do.
Hmmm...B-Man, your colors seem to have a consistently dull, sort of jaundiced quality (skin tones, esp.). Much like some guache or watercolor.
This often seems to result from building up color and value with a series of low-opacity strokes. I notice, though, that your studies from photos and screen-caps seem to have quite good color and value. Perhaps you're just not confident to use more a more bold, saturated palette in your creative work?
Your line-work, on the other hand seems quite good.
Try using either a more saturated palette or less transparent brush-strokes, just to see where it takes you.
Keep it up, you've got a good balance of creative work and studies...that's pretty rare.
sketchbook...a kitten dies every time you don't comment
“When forced to work within a strict framework,
the imagination is taxed to its utmost – and will
produce its richest ideas. Given total freedom,
the work is likely to sprawl.”
- TS Eliot
Liking the succubus a lot. I think the skin colour suits her as she's not exactly human.
Håller med flaskposten, hud tonen ser lite för gulaktig ut, om du nu försöker få den att se realistisk ut. Succubus brukar iofs ha en annan hudfärg, mer bleka. Bra former på den, bra pose. du skulle kunna leka mer riktningen på ansiktet än rakt framifrån, kanske lite från sidan?
The succubus is one of your weakest lately I think. As others also pointed out, the skincolor needs some adjustments. The wings also looks dull, like something in the background an not a part of her body. Stronger wings with a more 3d feel to them, and maybe have the part where the wings connect to her back have a color that matches her skin. Dunno, just an idea.
Also, tits too small. Really, mate. This is a succubus. How is she gonna seduce anyone in a state like this?
Keep it up
mostly seems like the wings need to be brought in to the same lighting scheme. also, if you do something to bring the middle of the wings (the top bony structure, where it attaches to her back) forward, that will do much to give it a more 3d feel.
hope life is going well man.
I agree with everyone about the sucubus. It is beyond saving. I dont wanna keep polishing a turd so I move on. I took the TAD class on Female figure. And It was inspiering. I started working on 100 heads and I'm only up to 25 soon Ill be there though.
Thanks everyone for the comments. and wonderful crits. Ill reply you all soon. now Its friday and I gotz stuff to do!
great.I love the upside down head!!!
keep up the studies mate.In the last one you putted some black blacks as outlines and that made for example the face to look described with line rather than relations of light and shadow.Outlines can be created by the contrast of neighborhood values
keep up the good work
Wow. Really. Wow! You make me wanna do heads too! Now i lost focus
Great works, B-Man! I can't believe you do the latest two painting in under 90 minutes each. And it's rendered soo well. Keep it up and post more often please
awwwwwsome face "around 1h"
Love those nude studies on post 648! Sorry I've not been around for the past few months. Had to take a break!
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hi there, it's been long time !
you improved a lot since my last visit
Your lines quality is great, keep it up.
one note about your painting, some of them when get finished become a bit rigid (ex 637) loosing the sketch's power. I heard one tip about it:it is too finish the painting like it's always a sketch, it's like many sketch above each other (sketch the whole figure then sketching the parts, then going to details with sketchs)
it sounds bizarre but give it a try.
The around 1h (white girl) is very good example
kingkostas - Yeah I really had fun with that upside down one. Thanks for the tips on defining shape with neighboring value.
Lyno - Thanks mate.
witcrack - Thans mate! hope you do 100 heads
BlackDelphin - Thanks. Im so glad you liked it.
krel - Ye ye, Ill be doing hands soon Thanks.
kojot - Thansks
darkchild - No problem mate, I find it hard sometimes to stick around aswell. thanks.
MattGamer - Im gonna try and do all kinds of faces young, old, ethnicity....
Im doing my next 25 heads atm, but its from photo ref so it takes some more time. Hope you take on 100 heads too.
ryan a. - Ah I whont stress it as I got other pictures to work on aswell. Thanks for the pep.
zou - Thanks, your right, Ill try and aply that kind of thinking.
So im working on 25 more heads atm, and they are from reference so it takes a bit more time. Here is a smal enviro I whont finish. I kinda like it as it is.
yo! bra grejer! kul med fler svenskar... kul idé med 100 huvud.. något jag själv borde ta upp!
keep at it b-man
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