from life. 3 hours. total disaster
thats interesting thread , you have many skills in art here
keep it up man
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i feel like after posting that disaster i had to upload some recent life drawings. I have loads more but these are some of the better recent ones. I am attending 3.5 hour life drawing sessions 4 days a week (plus classes and other practice. basically, ill im doing is art, with a dash of sleeping and eating. soon i will be a master badass).
but for now... must practice more!
thanks a la bapsi and vatsel for the motivation!
heres some pages from my new sketchbook and some pages from a masterstudy sketchbook im doing, they are quick studies in acryclic
In your life drawing, while the form has improved from page 1, the ones that really stand out are the simple dark lined ones. You don't need a load of shading to define form, when the weight of a line will do the work for you.
thanks for the input blackspot. I ill work with this idea of line this week.
here are some sergeant studies done in my sketchbook.
just finished this.
was for an illustration class.
had to have a square composition.
i tried to make it as epic as possible.
Great sketchbook. I really like your life drawings. The last illustration is good, but looks kind of cartoonish. If you were going for a "cartoon" look, then great job, but if not, you might want to look at some ways to bump up the realism a bit.
3 hour photo study
Last edited by badass; October 6th, 2010 at 01:09 AM.
1hr. tried being more efficient this time.
wil try to do more landscapes
thanks james! and yea the school is sweet but i am working more than what the school requires. im basically practicing constantly here.
and yes i shaved my head. but not my beard.
2 hours or something
Hi badass, great stuff. I really like your anatomy studies.They are loose but really good...some are your Enviros....
Thank you for posting - Ole_x
thanks Brahimpag and ole-x!
here is a portrait from life.
today i did over 9 hours of life drawing. im going to go paint a still life.
i cant wait until im awesome.
That's a very nice portrait. I like the quicker landscapes as they look fresher.
Here are some super quick color studies done in acrylic in a sketchbook.
I have been working constantly for a little over a month now, and am just starting to see some minor improvements in my figures. Ill update those soon!
here are some oil paintings. I am taking a class where i paint still lifes. and i have been sitting in on this upper level class where they paint the figure. in the figure class i have done some serious attempts and some experimentation. as you can see some/imo all of these are failuers. but i will improve. these are pretty much all of the oil paintings i have ever done, besides the 3 things i posted in here within the past couple weeks. i have no experience with oil or acryclic or anything really.
so any critiques or advice would be super helpful! thanks.
Last edited by badass; October 13th, 2010 at 10:11 PM.
Sup. Thanks for checking by my sketchbook, much appreciated!
I like the figure stuff! Do more of those as well as anatomy along with it.
I think what you need to focus on more is the tid-bits in the face. Do some close up studies of eyes, noses, mouths. I think that once you get a hang of that, your stuff will take a huge leap. That's the main thing that throws the realism off I think.
You're heading in the right direction though! I can see that you are working hard to improve, keep doing that.
All the best!
nice update mate i like the way of doing plates by use the oil paint
note : Try to do more practice using a fine brush with oil painting to create a good plate which has a smooth effect
good luck and keep it up
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Loathsome: Thank you, i will definitely do some feature studies soon. great advice.
qlotzan: thanks. ill try this and see if it helps
heres a figure, 20 mins from life
Only pages later and you're much better than where you started! That charcoal still life is really nice and your paintings are better as well. Keep practicing, pay attention to proportion and action and flow and all that and you should continue to improve greatly!
Keep going, you're doing some really nice studies in here. In some of the pieces it looks like you need to use different colors in the shadows or lights rather than just changing the brightness, so that the form turns more realistically, but in your more recent stuff it seems like you're using color more effectively. Keep it up : D
thanks guys! jeremygordon89: im working at color now, trying to work with temperature and everything. thanks for the input, ill keep practicing!
Hey badass. I really enjoy your still lifes and life drawing. The jugs and the pear is looking great! A little too bright values though, if you had thrown in some darker values aswell it would have looked more convincing.
Keep it up!
"I wish to paint in such a manner as if I were photographing dreams" - Zdzislaw BeksinskiMy Happy Little Sketchbook, please check it out and help me get better!