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I'm pretty new to CA. I'm still a beginner artist, but I'm hoping for sporadic improvement now that I've found CA and have more learning resources available to me.
Please, feel free to openly critique my work. It needs it.
Last edited by Mystic-Spiritus; August 5th, 2013 at 06:19 PM.
Done in reply to a thread in the photoshop forum which started out with drawing apples I believe.
Two new sketches. One is a goldfish speedpainting (10 minutes) another is a chow chow puppy I'm doing for a dog game.
Sketch of a girl, a set of 30-second posemaniacs, and a little one minute bikini sketch.
MS, nice start. I wanna tell you, something you said reminded me of one of my own goals: to be able to get the stuff from my head out onto paper. One of the things that helped me tremendously, was a book called Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, by Betty Edwards. It takes a different approach to art, mostly it's about how we perceive things. If you take it seriously, and follow the lessons, you will see a big improvement in your ability. It's no gimmick, but it is a great little book. It also covers anatomy, color theory, and all kinds of cool stuff. There is a great little bit in the beginning about before and after studies from her students. Those are real: I used this book myself, and am forever grateful for having done so. I hope this helps. Would like to see you be able to show us what's in your head. Keep at it! Never quit.
Some sketches, a WIP, and posemaniacs. =]
A commission I did to raise money for my dog's chemo:
Updates! More to come when I scan them in :]
Some stuff I've done this week... the portrait is a life drawing I did of my beautiful friend Brianna, and the page of sketches were mostly from photo reference, except for the girl on the bottom-left.
Yes, I know the wolf is abnormally fat.
edit: it's not posting my attachments
Last edited by Mystic-Spiritus; January 8th, 2011 at 02:49 PM.
Nice stuff! I realy like the shot woman with the bird! Your dogs are looking great too!
"Alle Erinnerung ist Gegenwart"
I think your strength is that you've given all of your characters--canines, cats, humans--really emotive expressions/gestures/interactions. Even if the proportions aren't spot on, or the colors are a bit muddy, they all feel alive.
One thing that could help is to expand and organize your values. I think this piece is one of your most successful and interesting because the values are arranged well. Her face is the focal point; it is the most concentrated area of value contrasts. I think you could apply this to some of your quick sketches, like the dogs in the most recent post. Their gestures and overall shape is done so well; some wider values to round them out will be a level uppp!
Anyway, keep it up!
The portrait was referenced off a photo that popped up on my tumblr - still looking for the photographer/movie/whatever it was from to credit.
Rock painting, acrylics.