hand study. i think i fig'd out how to manage the problematic tablet, i draw at 50% opacity for the outline and less opacity for various shading levels. pressure sensitivity is still a huge issue, i've set the brush mode to fade.
Last edited by jamsession; January 13th, 2010 at 05:42 PM.
Judging by the few pictures I have seen so far I think that you have lots of stuff going for you.
I especially like the sense of depht in you more polished painting.The canopy is lovely. I think that you should think about the composition a bit more though. For example the tree woman could use some more air around her. In the other painting of the woman I wonder if you painted her walking out of the picture on purpose. You tend to follow her gaze out of the painting. On the other hand it feels almost narrative like she is leaving something nice. In that case maybe you should add something more of interrest behind her.
I am struggeling to learn how to paint digitally myself. Your lines look a bit skratchy, have you tried using a bigger brush? Remember that you can always go back and add details later. First you need to get the basic blocks of shape done.
I´m not sure its such a good idea to not paint anything until you reworked old stuff. Sometimes its better just to remember what you learned and move on and try not to make the same mistakes gain
wow thank you! that was some in depth critique i was badly in the need of, woohoo! i'll definitely consider your advice and also try harder to fix the jagged lines, they're mainly because of a bug between my tablet and operating system, bigger brush diameter didn't help as well but i'll find a way playing with settings and all =)
i've subscribed to your sketchbook, can't wait to see more of your work and i'm 100% sure that with your talent and skill, you'll also create wonders in digital. hey and i'm planning to start working traditional, i used to use gouache and water painting years ago, just bought my supplies and can't wait using them yay! hehe
hey, thanks for stopping over at my SB!
your pieces with the women have a wonderful sense of atmosphere and light...
I would focus (as you already are) on drawing the human figure (anatomy, etc)
nothing beats drawing from life... if you have access to someone who will sit for you, or a local art class you could take, that will ALWAYS improve your understanding of anatmony...