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Really emphasizing figure and portraiture for a ridiculous amount of time. Enjoy
Last edited by Odayga; June 24th, 2010 at 08:37 PM.
didnt have much time to draw when I was on vacation in Italy [ florence and rome ] but did some concept art and sketches on the plane..these are the only ones I liked out of the few pages I did.
Going to be laying this out on canvas by Saturday. Other concepts will be uploaded for the many new paintings in progress.
FINAL SKETCH | This is going to be the next painting in the series I'm currently working on.. have many more sketches for the few that are in progress...drawing it out on canvas today and itll be less gesturly of course... this is just a quick concept of whats gonna be painted..
final | on canvas
Thanks Matt. Underpainting is underway for this one! Did tons of layers for the sky yesterday.. its drying right now. starting another piece and wrapping up the turtle one.
Doing some exercises that jason manley posted up. Currently busy with many paintings for an international art competition. will post the completed paintings up. For now all i'm gonna be posting is portraits, figurative work and paintings in progress
Thanks! Yeah Anatomy is VERYYYY important. Gotta really emphasize that from now on.
Vertical ~ Thanks. gonna push the envelope a trillion times further.
Hi Ashley-! awesome!! I really liked your sketches! specially those where you make those transformations whit animals.. like that wale and the wolf and mos all of them .. really a good work,. and its very beautiful to see how you express ourself
thanks for shearing !
You asked me to leave a comment here rather than directly, so here it is ^_^
(about the painting sketch) It's an interesting concept. I like the use of different line values, (even though the highest points of contrast visible are the trunks on either side, leaving the sketch without a clear focal point). Of course, since this will be a painting, I can see good opportunities for utilizing different colors, values, and textures.
The buildings on its back have many varying perspectives which rather confuses me, but since this is an abstract piece, it and most other suggestions may not matter.
The bird is facing off the canvas, and since the body of this image is already positioned just so slightly to our left, it feels disconnected, leaving the lower right portions and the corners unaddressed.
Of course, I'm not very eloquent in the ways of abstract and conceptual works that contain such a degree of symbolism. As far as your drawings in general, it's good stuff. You seem to avoid the more distant eye on human faces. It's fantastic to hear that you're working on it, though, and it gets better with each picture you draw. Great work.
As others have said, drawing from life is the *best* way to improve. I suggest going to a coffee shop, park, or cafe and drawing any & all people you see nearby. Good luck with that art show, and have fun.
Thankyou very much kezrek! Your critique was most appreciated! and I'll definitely keep everything in mind! A lot of my sketches will be people that are uploaded on here from now on. Coffee shops are great!. parks are awesome as well because of the many elements involved!
Quick little update of a critter..half rendered.. havent had much time to do much in sketchbook w/ show im working on currently..
Some of your morphed heads remind me of Giger's "Species"-concept sketches. I like the creature pencil sketches. Keep on posting!
Sent you a PM to take a look at.
You've got some great imagination, your creatures especially and the creativity surrounding them is something I really hope you never lose.
Last edited by Two Listen; July 31st, 2010 at 02:54 PM.
Skull Study. More anatomy.
hey great studies!!! keep em coming! i'll be waiting!!
Another..3-5 minute gesture
How long does it take you to do each of those skulls, out of curiosity? Is that anywhere from...5-10 minutes shading and all included?
They're looking good. No crits for now. Keep trying new things, it's nice to see you continuing.