eparts: glad ya liked it!!! kinda wrong in the right way, huh?? lol
All right, so I sucked this last week... didn't get half as much as I wanted to get done .. done...
I hate crappy weeks, but what can ya do?
So here's a couple sketches I did today at work... whilst not working.
Then a Conan comic/quickie thang... just a fun lil piece..
and a work in progress... Atlantis, er.... something..
more updating and work this week, I PROMISE!!!
one of those quiet evenings where you plan on attempting this huge fantasy landscape (complete with a statues' giant head sticking out of the earth)..but instead just crop the damned ugly thing and salvage the only thing worth working on...
not much, just a simple landscape study from imagination...
Took the last post's cropped image and worked it out to a sense of finality... I could keep going, but I like the misty-ness of it all... (and, I know if I work any more at it, I am just going to get sick of it... ) Time to start something new!
k, finished as much as I want to on this guy... seems my patience level wears thin after 3 days... He's cropped too... the rest just didn't make sense
I still don't like this as much as I could... I think my mark making could stand to loosen up a bit more, get more expressive...
(I think I need a bigger monitor as well.. this 17inch shit just isn't cutting it... )
Mmmh.. Apple! sorry for melting your face.. I promise you a new one soon the digital stuff is looking good, though I'd like to see more pencils. Also I notice that when you colour you use black as shading, it kinda distorts the colourrelationship and makes it look dirty. For example the "warriorface" in post 80 has a strong yellow light on it while the background is greenish. Such strong light would naturally leave very dark shadows, however given that the over-all tone of his skin is grayish it doesn't quite work. For such strong light would also leave the skin very redish, due the the light reflected from the bloodvessels underneath. Also there would be some green in his shadowy parts due to the light reflected of from the green areas would be visible in the shadowy parts since they come from underneath.
Here's a great guide on colour relationships and pretty much all the fundamentals. You should check it out, it's really good. It explains what I meant with the blood.
DefiledVisions: Thanks for the crit! I will check out the link tonight after work... I really do struggle with color and it's proper use ... it's something that has been a major issue since I started and all the way through art school, etc. Most of my las show was monchromatic in nature. (Charcoals, etc) I usually start out my work in B&W and work it up from there, so maybe a different approach would help out.
As with any medium, it's a learning process- and Painter is no different... I just have to be patient and things will start "clicking"..
Thanks again for the helpful crit!!!
mate post 72# is great.Nice depth and overall a great enviroment.Also this last one for the EOW have a nice atmosphere.Maybe it needs some more definitions because the gas adds to the confusion