The selfportraits are getting better. Just keep doing them and pay close attention and they'll get better every time you do them. And when you feel frustrated, be glad that you are because then you're forcing your brain to learn something new!
I am in love with your dedication!!!You know its very important seeing u working on a subject that u feel like u fail and keep working on it to improve it.So that means u are not sucking at all.
Of course there is no immediate improvement but with your dedication at least be confident with yourself.
Great.U are working with 3d software.I remember myself working in 3d studio max for years and i still do and i think that working with 3d on the side gives us better understanding in construction and generally seeing and understanding things in their 3d nature.
Keep it up hardworking mate!!!!
FantasyArtist - Hey bro!!! Yip.. you are completely right about the form.. Thank you bro, I took your advice and remodeled my hand with more of a bone structure in mind, I even reshot the photo ref and drew lines over my hand with pen too. Thank you bro.. you are keeping me in check and that can only be good for me. Thank you muchly, I will come around to see your works soon.
Zou - Hidey ho bro! Yip.. that's the thing, I got to strike a balance between basic form (which makes my stuff look so stiff) and flowing, which I prefer. I think that's why I don't use much structure. Loved your traditional oil painting btw, coming around again soon, keep up those works or studies. Yip, there is a new hand coming along soon, it's taking much longer than I thought, it will be posed in a relaxed position. Have a good weekend bro.
Alexson - Thank you bro! Yip, the wireframe helps for placing edge loops, although I'm still a noob at making them properly.
Loathsome - Thank you bro, I'm happy to hear that, because for a whlie I've been thinking they're going wonky. Keep well for now bro. =)
Bethany K - Hey sister! Waha! I'm surprised to hear that.. alright, tbh.. I feel that something needs to change in how I'm doing things, to progress faster.. Thank you very much and keep well. =)
KingKostas! - Aww bro, thank you, it still isn't enough though.. othe work is holding me back. =/ But.. I'm really pleased to hear this bro. =)
Yip, there is plenty of fail, it's the only way to learn. Waaah.. I always suck bro, I actually need to suck even more, lewl. =)
Thank you bro, good luck with your painting, it is amazing even unfinished, but stick with it. Have a great weekend bro and keep well for now.
Mike Butkus - Whoa... I didn't expect you to comment on my work Michael.. aww bro thank you.. Have a good weekend. =)
Paint My Brain - Hey bro, cool name. =) Hands can be tricky but the secret to drawing them is to know their structure well. Hogarth is pretty good for this, if you look at pages 68, 69, & 120-121 (especially) in Dynamic Figure drawing book.
Andres - Hey bro! Lewl, yip.. you have a good eye, there is definitely a lack of form. I'll put in some more time and slow down to work on the basic forms. Keep well for now bro. =)
I took Fantasy Artist's advice and remade the sculpt, trying to make it more meaty.. Next I'm going to use the Paint Deform tool and refine/sculpt this things further, using my own hand for reference.
Vatsel - Aww bro.. thank you very much.. seriously though.. I don't think I deserve the stars, I would like to be better and stars will make me relax and not improve as fast. But.. I appreciate your kind gesture.
PaintMyBrain - Pleasure bro, yip, practice until your hand hurts drawing your other hand. =) Nope, I don't know of a link, I think there is Dynamic Anatomy by Hogarth though on a torrent.. but I didn't say that.. =)
I'm working from a hard copy of Hogarth's Dynamic Figure Drawing though.
Zou! - Ta bro, need to step up my game though.. keep up too bro, I'll be coming around again soon.
LAL - Hey bro, I'm not sure, no one else seems to have said they had problems with the linked images. Please let me know again soon if you still can't see them. Thank you bro, keep well and good luck with your next studies too.
Loathsome - Wahaa! That's it, going to start pushing iiiiittttt =) Keep up there too bro, coming around soon..
Qlotzan - Aww thank you bro, the doodles were made mostly on the train, but they should be better. I will come take a look at your works soon, keep well for now. =)
Okay guys.. really didn't expect a star rating.. but.. I don't want to relax because of it, so there will still be fail drawings.
Self portrait (in the looking up position, as requested by Vatsel.. personally I think I failed on this one.. also the hatching is.. well.. atrocious.. sorry.)
Progress on the hand, it doesn't look like much has changed, but I've been trying to smooth out the geometry a bit and sculpt the fingers and thumb somewhat.
Imagination, reference, Hogarth, Bridgman
(really feel like my imagination work needs improvement..)