hi,, thank you for the kind comments
keep drawing and posting!
Originally Posted by OmenSpirits
(on the topic of ART) She's a demanding bitch that wants ALL your time and gets angry and pulls away if you even LOOK at another creative endeavor! "What, I'm not GOOD enough for you now? hm? well guess what, BAM! now try to draw without me, ya bastard!"
Skeleton Study: Will try focus on using harder burshes, can kinda see faults caused due to using the softer variety, well here is an attempt at a skeleton, oh and the blur next to it was supposed to be a hand, thanks for stopping by
Last edited by The man with no name; August 10th, 2009 at 09:59 AM.
Good, continue to work hard! If you give it your all, you will succeed!
The portrait looks good, but there are some issues with anatomy. The nose and shading of the neck suggests that her head is tilted upwards, but neither her eyes or mouth really says the same. Also, the distances from facial feature to facial feature isn't really suggesting tilting.
Take some time to study facial features at different angles, or draw from photos where people tilt their head. When drawing, try to really understand how and why the differences happen. Why can you see the underside of the nose? How can you light the neck to make it look like it's twisting or tilting? What distance is it from the nose to the mouth in different angles?
As far as the skeleton goes, it's a matter of measuring. Look closely at a skeleton reference. How long are the arms? The legs? How thick are the bones compared to each other? How wide is the body? Take time with these studies. Try to learn from them.
Icecold told you that you should use harder brushes, but he didn't tell you why. When you use harder brushes, you're forced to use more economic strokes and really think about where you place them. It will make you more confident and make your strokes look planned.
Ok i have another advice, leave the digitals for few months do theese kind of studies with charcoal or pencil in traditional sketchbook, it's harder thus brings better effects and satisfaction. If you do happen to work digitally again, dont' lighten up with white and don't darken with black. Use mid values darker red brighter red aka pink etc. Add in some more saturated colours in areas that are being hit by a strong light etc. Laso go andd check out bumskees digital painting in PS threads. Do this exercises everytime you have time to.
Become a slave of anatomy studies, many artists spent tons of hours on it, but now their work shine's as diamonds. Be patient, results will come. Cheers!