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July 28th, 2009 #1
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So this is my 2nd attempt to for a sketchbook at CA. 1st one starved slowly to death and should stay buried in the depths of the forum.
Some boring facts about me:
I'm Sabrina, 25 years old and student in Japan Studies and Art History. I started drawing and painting a while ago, but I'm still a noob. So yeah... critique plz. :3
- Colouring/using paint in general
- Scenery conception
Any help is much appreciated!
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So first things first: Last winter semester I stayed in Japan for 6 months and during that time I didn't have any digital paining equipment with me - but my sketchbook that I almost filled up!
It's probably not that much output as others have here but it's not that bad at all. For the most part characters studies. Started out with a little help of Loomis.
(Also, the uploader is killing me, so I'll just put up the sketchdumps I composed for my dA. Makes it less complicated.)
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July 28th, 2009 #3
Yay, you made a sketchbook at last! Most awesome! I'm sure it'll become a fantastic catalyst for you :3 It provides good comments/crit and needed butt-kickings!
I've already commented on most of these sketches, but I still think they rock! That latest sheet with all those nicely rendered character portraits is beeeaautiful. Especially Romin!
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Asa Yeah, finally! Sorry, not much new for you, haha. But I will upload the rest of my stuff asap and then I hopefully get some critique for my wip!
fluorine Thanks a lot! The characters are actually from a private story project. I'm not sure if I'll ever finish it (secretly I'm dreaming of turning it into a comic or something) but for now this is my playground when it comes to practising and doing studies.
Ok then more stuff to show you!
This is the digital stuff I've done since I returned. Sadly university started again so that I didn't have more time for painting.
1) quick coloured sketch (though I'm not quite satisfied with the result)
2) a portrait for Johane Matte's Water Tribe comic based on her character design and that old famous photo of an Inuit woman:
3) mother-daughter portrait for Der-Shing Helmer and The Meek, based on her character designs
4) another coloured sketch; first did a grey-scale then tried to colour it... hmm... could be better. Was my first try in this technique.
5) Kulla for Anne Pätzke, based on her character design
6) a couple of style studies, partly based on some sketches from above
7) B/W study from one of my sketches
8 ) my sister and her boyfriend!
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Wow beatiful and solid character sketches here I particularly like your pencil handling.
I little envy you having been in Japan for 6 months :p Would klike to go there some day, too. Japan is so fascinating issue.
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Great work so far! Your portraits are wonderful. (I especially enjoy the portrait for Johane Matte's Water Tribe comic; that's beautiful.) My only crit is that some of your pencil works (for instance the drawing of the house in post #2) could use a little more contrast; your tones are a bit limited to the middle value range. Keep up the good work!
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July 29th, 2009 #10
heh REally nice clean and fun colouring style! and the bunny , SO CUTE! awwwwwww
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July 30th, 2009 #11
Eiki Thanks a lot! Being forced to just use the pencil for those months really helped. :3 As for Japan: If you should have the time and money you should really do it. It's definitely worth it!
BlackDelphin Haha, thanks! Always great to see familiar faces, isn't it?
dierat Thanks a lot! Yeah, the tonal control of my pencils got better over time but is still limited, as you said. Perhaps I should get a wider palette of various degrees of hardness or something. All the sketches above were just done with a 2B pencil (or rather plenty of them - my sweetheart got me a whole package of 2B Faber-Castells and I love them!)
Lapada Thank you! The little bunny even has it's own book series! Anne's work is really adorable.
So guys and gals, let's come to the real fun part: I need help with a WIP!
Some wip-steps (didn't save many steps in progress; already uploaded these to my dA, hence the ridiculous watermark, lol):
I know a lot of stuff is still off - though I can't put my finger on it. So if someone could help out with some concrete advise how to improve this painting I'd be very thankful! Redlines are welcome as well!
July 30th, 2009 #12
ALWAYS a pleasure to see familiar faces!
And about your wip...i think, for starters, his pose may be off? i mean...what is he practically doing? : So he's sitting there, right? relaxed, chopping off his wood, no, with some grass arround, some moss perhaps? and is that a tree, a tree (what's it called...the end of the tree...taht normally is under ground?) yeah...that part.. is the pose really relaxed? take a look again i say, flip it if you need, and make him mega relaxed to do his job
I also think the wood shall need more texture and shape variation..And perhaps do a grayscale of this to see if the lighting is off, if the values are good, so on, and so forth
July 30th, 2009 #13
BlackDelphin Yeah, you know that's the problem I have. I know something is wrong, but I don't know what. It's driving me nuts, lol.
I actually am flipping that thing quite often (half of it is painted when flipped) and I have a black layer on top in colour mode so that I can switch grey-scale on and off whenever I want. From the latter I know that I still need to balance highlights and shadows.
As for the pose I'm not quite sure. To me it looks quite comfy. But yeah, something is off and I can't nail it down. :C
Ok then... here are the flipped and b/w versions... perhaps that might help?