aimeemcfarlane: Thank you, although I don't seem to have much of a choice. I don't progress much if I draw and paint sparingly, so it's essential that I do my studies every day.
R a n d i s: Thanks, I certainly hope so Thanks for checking out my work as well, I'm a huge fan of your illustrations so I'm quite honored.
NickyBeats: Thank you! I'm having a blast with the stylized faces, it's a lot of fun for me, and I'm definitely going to be experimenting more in this style in the future.
Giorge: Appreciate it
Sycra: Thank you, I'll keep at it
Eddieee: Thanks! I'm having a lot of success with his method, everything just 'clicked' for me this week in regards to constructing the head. I still have a lot of trouble with the more extreme angles, but I hope to get better with that in time.
clifFroth: Thanks. You have a point in regards to the flame haired woman as well, it seems that I have two strong focal points in the image, which probably wasn't a good idea. Thanks for your honesty.
Izer: Thank you, those were a blast to create so I'm glad ya dig
vatteh: Thanks, much appreciated
Today was a struggle to keep up my studies - I woke up with an ear infection and a cold, so I honestly wasn't much of a mood to draw/paint, but I just forced myself to do so (for better or worse). It's hard for me to do my work without music in the background, but what can ya do....
And for today's updates, I continued my head studies (all from imagination using Loomis' approach), did some perspective studies, some figure drawing from Loomis, and finally, some 45 second PoseManiacs studies.
I'm having a lot of problems conveying action and form from imagination, so I definitely have to work on that. I think doing some more perspective studies will help give my figures a greater sense of weight, so tomorrow I'll do more studies in that regard.
And that's all for now. Any feedback is greatly appreciated as always. I'll post again tomorrow, hopefully I'll be a bit more healthy - doing these studies while sick is a pain in the arse I tell ya!
Last edited by cgaddict; April 6th, 2010 at 02:07 AM.
kojot: Appreciate it
Loathsome: Thank ya
Matindas: No problemo, you have some great studies yourself, hope to see you continue working hard!
AlexTooth: Thanks Loomis faces are always a lot of fun for me, especially when I get to play around with the structure a bit. Lots of different possibilities. Looking forward to seeing your 'Athena' painting as well, sketch is already lookin good!
And for today's work. I was at much better state today - my ear infection is gone and I no longer seem to have a cold, so I was highly motivated. I started drawing and I couldn't stop Lots of faces from imagination using the Loomis method, some directly from his 'head and hands' book as well. I also began studying Vanderpoel's 'The Human Figure', learned quite a bit. The shading took much too long, however (the page with the eyes took one hour to render, I'm very slow when it comes to that.... hopefully I'll improve in time).
That's all for now. Expect more updates tomorrow, probably gonna do some Bridgman studies, should be fun Thanks in advance for any feedback as always.
Holy shit dude - seriously, your fingers are gonna fall off or something. Such an insane amount of work.. but i LOVE IT. Such dedication, very admirable.
If your happy to stay so focused on people then do - but it might be cool to do one of ure insane days on something totally different, sort of spread the love a bit. Maybe do a whole day on perspective and that kinda stuff - so looking at lots of objects in life related to perspective and doing all these boxes and environments in more depth. You know, really push one area. Work in all areas is always gonna have knock on effects to other areas.
The only key thing which id point out is that the main problem where your working with the face - is the 3/4 views and other angles. Keep that in mind as a focus area - i know Bridgman has stuff on it and Loomis - but the whole face in perspective stuff. Its about setting up a box structure around the head and keep all the parrellels in the right perspective - like ears, eyes, mouth etc.
Your working so hard and its paying off - really enjoyed looking through all this. Makes me wanna work 10 times harder. Great work dude. Keep it up.
PHANDY // Andrew Porter
Concept Artist // Splash Damage
Mate, really liking the loomis studies!! Little tip with your lines...try being random with them using light random lines will get you a more natural feel when drawing the human face and body and you can always go over them with a thicker pencil later.
PHATandy: Thanks, glad you appreciate my hard work I definitely agree with you in regards to focusing on other aspects, that's exactly what I'm planning to do. I'm currently shifting gears to perspective, and I'll be studying this subject for a couple of weeks at the very least.
You have a point about the 3/4 views of my faces, I've been struggling with that for quite a bit. I'll definitely take your advice and do some Bridgman studies this week as well. Thanks for your helpful advice and honesty, very much appreciate it.
ModestMouse: Thanks, appreciate it.
Matindas: Thank you, will do
B-Man: Thank you!
AlexTooth: Thanks, I'm definitely learning a lot with these studies, so I'll keep it going
Seithe: Thank you. Newsprint paper is the best to do studies IMO - they're fairly cheap and large, so you can go ballistic on them
Donna: I prefer the term 'cyborg' as opposed to 'machine', but I appreciate the compliment
PurplePlatypus: Thanks, most certainly will.
Istmin52: Thank you.
Jasper: Thank you; Vanderpoel has some great work to study from, but the truth is there are much better material available, such as Bridgman and Loomis. It's still worth having a look though, as there's some useful stuff there as well.
Dy.laneA: Appreciate it
Brashen: Thank you, Loomis is one of my favorite artists so I'm having a blast studying his work. Great advice regarding the pencil, just applied your advice to my latest batch of sketches and got much better results, so much appreciated!
PepeDN: Thanks, and I most certainly will.
And for today's updates; Haven't drawn as much as I would have liked (still a bit sick, and busy painting a pin-up for a good friend), but I did to plenty of studies. Concentrated mostly on perspective this time around. Lots of studies from 'Perspective Made Easy', which was surprisingly... very easy I'll definitely study this theme further for the coming weeks as well, as I'm learning a lot.
And that's it for now, will be back soon with some Bridgman studies.
Wooow you're a machine...! Crazy stuff here, love it! If I drew half as much as you do I'd barf rainbows of pure bliss and self-admiration, haha. Guess I don't need to tell you to keep it up, I'll just check back in later
Great to see you progress through your studies, you might not see it but you're definitely getting there. You seem to have a great eye for volume and atmospheric distance in your digital work, your colours seem a little high but I like it. I'd certainly recommend a life drawing class for future studies as the view of the world you get from photos, is skewed and flattened compared to the way the eye sees.
Great studies, and your digital painting seems really top notch. Very smooth and striking. I love Loomis and Pose Maniacs - feel like I'm "levelling up" my drawing skills when I do studies from them. Keep up the good work!
very nice work mate.You have built really good skills and i can see that by your imagination stuff
Also nice rendering,lines and in overall everything is in a good level
You are on the right track and doing great
keep up the good work and dedication