Your scenery illustration are very captivating aswell as beautifull. I hope you continue art and never stop, you have amazing potential! I also would like to say your figures & cartoon comic faces are very inspiring and usefull (for me when it comes to refrences so thank you). Keep it up I'll be watching
Emil: Thank you, I'll keep at it!
Andorz: Thank you. Colors I tend to push last and I'm generally not focusing on that much in regards to the speedpaintings - I'm much more interested in shapes, form, perspective, etc. above all else, but I'll keep what you said in mind for my future pieces.
Twan: Thank you, and I'm definitely drawing from my imagination much more. For the environments I'm still using references; I'll create my own environments sometime next week, as I'm still learning a lot from these studies at the moment.
SexyPistol: Thank you very much for the compliments and support. Regarding the comic faces, they're based off Andrew Loomis' 'Fun With A Pencil', which I highly recommend studying. It's a lot of fun and helps you develop your sense of form, good stuff
Here's three new environments, all photo reffed (I'm going to start creating from my imagination sometime next week, but I want to do a couple more studies before I do so):
Some sketches, mostly from 'Fun With A Pencil', some figures from imagination,and 45 second Pose Maniac studies:
love the atmosphere you create with the scene studies. The wooden figures kick ass. Mine just recently injured himself and lost his arm.
One thing I would watch is the lighting of the eyes. In some cases it looks like the 'whites' where too light and in the one of Rogue the highlight seems far too strong for the scene.
Hey! I like the work on the expressions, expecially on the childs one, expressive and personal
clifFroth: Thank you. The wooden figure was a lot of fun to paint, hopefully I'll have time to paint him again soon. My mannequin actually lost it's hand last month, I glued it back but it can't change positions, unfortunately, but it's no biggie. You have a point about the 'whites' on the eyes, I tend to overdo them a bit, I'll keep that in mind for future works. Thanks again for your honesty.
vatteh: Thank you. I've been drawing and painting from reference for quite some time, so I'm glad to hear that hard work paid off Still, I'm a bit bored with portraits to be honest, so I'm trying to expand a bit with environments.
dleoblack: Appreciate it
Abrodos: Thank you, painting nature is a lot of fun for me, so I'm glad ya dig You're right about the eye distance, I tend to make that mistake a lot in my works, but I'm definitely more conscious of it now. Thanks for your honesty.
Eric-Anthony: Thank you, I'll keep at it
And now for today's updates; Haven't painted a lot, just one environment from a reference, and a portrait from imagination. With that said, I drew like I madman today, mostly studies from 'Fun With A Pencil'... I learned a lot about how to handle faces, and I'm much more comfortable drawing them... and of course, lots of fun
That's all for now, more updates tomorrow!
Awesome work man. Don't forget to apply your studies to imaginary work as well. Don't wait until next to do an enviro from head! Paint on now! And keep up the hard work with the faces. Speaking of which, I need to do more too...
Eddieee: Thank you; I'm definitely applying what I'm learning for my imaginative works, especially from the Loomis studies. I'm learning a ridiculous amount from studying Loomis, so I'm hoping it's gonna show with the new studies
towy: Thank you, I'll definitely keep on practicing.
Chr. Steam: I can't stop even if I wanted to - I'm addicted to drawing and painting
AlexTooth: Thank you. I'll definitely take into account those DVD's you mentioned when I get the chance (I'm familiar with Bab Kato - he's an amazing draftsman so I'll most certainly try to pick up that workshop). Thanks for the heads up!
And some updates for today. I haven't painted anything at all; Instead, I concentrated on drawing the head with some help from Andrew Loomis I'm having a lot of success studying his books - I have a much stronger understanding of the Human Skull now and find it much easier to illustrate in more dynamic angles. I'll definitely continue studying his work for a bit as well.
And that's all for now. As always, constructive feedback is always welcome and appreciated
me love you practice long time
Your sudies are grate! I think more usefull than mines...
I should learn about your method.
How many hours do you spend drawing a day?
Keep it going man!!
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Thank you for commenting on my SB.
I like your studies; they are quite thorough. Your skill level is above my own, so the only thing I can say is that I thin kyou need to work on the values, in your colour pieces especially. Just a little bit of contrast in the right places would really make them pop.
bakatron: Where's my Cintiq?!
DK_sketch: Indeed I'm learning a lot from these studies and having a blast, so I just keep on going And yes, I'll keep at it!
MIKETAYLOR: You have some great studies - every study you do is always beneficial, so don't be hard on yourself. As for my method, I use the method of Andrew Loomis for the faces - I highly recommend studying his books, as there's a ridiculous amount you can learn from them. I started off with 'Fun With A Pencil', which introduces the 'ball and plane' method to nail the proportions of the head at all angles. As for how long I spend sketching, I would say anywhere from 3-6 hours per day.
Genius_Malignus: You're welcome You have a point about the values, it's hard for me to find a good balance. My earlier work had too much contrast, now it seems I toned it down too much.... Aarrgh! I'll definitely work on that, thanks for your honesty.
And for today's updates; Lots of sketches, mostly Andrew Loomis studies, as well as a bunch of heads done from imagination using Loomis' approach. I also started working from his figure drawing book as well, so I'm definitely going to be doing a lot more studies on the figure throughout the week:
And that'll be all for today; I'm planning to paint one of the caricatures I created for a friend later on today, so I'll post another update later on. Thanks in advance for any comments and critiques!
Last edited by cgaddict; April 5th, 2010 at 03:06 AM.
Holy crap, that's a lotta studies you're doing. Awesome, inspiring work!!
Hey man. Loomis heads be looking good! Imagination work is nice too