It's a pure joy to go through your sketchbook, I particularly like your controlled use of color, you get some people who just go overboard but you've got a great eye for it.
I like your weirder pieces like this one
I'm looking forward to seeing better and better things from you.
Shadow Stalker: Thanks man!
will123will: Hah, you're too kind
LukasA: Thanks, means alot!
Mikko Voipio: Hah, it would probably be worse
MatejaPetkovic: Appreciate it, im a big fan of your work!
S.F.Batchelor: Thanks, I hope i'll be able to get some more free time to explore some of my own stuff, i've been "lazy" in that regard.
LastGen: Thank you very much!
Here's another dragon for the same project and some studies of late..
Thanks guys! Wish my own work looked anything like that study haha
Been busy with comissions today but did these warmup sketches this morning, set a timer for 15 minutes, trying to get more efficiant with my strokes. Some worked alright, some where a little too difficult for me to get in the short amount of time (the last one is horrific but thought id show that too ). But alot of fun none the less.
Thanks alot for all the nice comments, you guys rock!
Just a small update, waiting for permission to post some other stuff. Some more 15 minute studies, a slightly longer one and some comissioned coins . Haven’t really done anything like the coins before, but it was pretty fun!
I'm very impressed at how fast you can make those studies. They look really sharp for that timeframe. I've been trying to find a workflow that will enable me to work as fast as that, but I tend to get bogged down with getting the colors right. Do you lay down the values first or do you go straight for colors?
Obstfelder: Thanks man. Theres really no time to mess with values first when I'm setting such a fast time limit for myself. Actually the point of the exercise has alot to do with colors and brush economy. I found that all the still lifes ive done in the past has helped me tremendously to be able to pick somewhat accurate colors pretty fast.
If you're getting bogged down in details I really recommend working zoomed out and with a really big brush and only paint the big shapes, then if you have time towards the end go in with a smaller brush and add some details in the focal area.
Hope that helps a bit!
Didnt really draw anything this weekend so not much to show. Did some anatomy this morning (like most mornings) and got approval to show this piece for a client.
Was looking at the robot speedpaint (#303) and I think if you put a bit more definition on the foreground character and drop the detail on the robot, you'll create a greater sense of scale. Add atmospheric perspective I mean.