DK_sketch: Thank you. I'm probably going to repaint this one in the future, we'll see.
kojot: Appreciate it
PermaN00b: Thank you very much, it's great to hear that. Glad ya dig my paintings as well I always start with colors first (although when I first began painting digitally, I did started off completely in greyscale). As for how I pick colors, I do everything manually using Photoshop's HSB slider, and I'm constantly thinking of the best color combination for each scene. Studying color theory is a huge help as well, as it makes you more conscious of which colors to pick when painting. Feel free to ask me all the questions you want btw, don't mind at all. Thanks again for your support
Bella DC: No problem, you have some amazing line work, very inspiring. Thanks for answering my question as well, much appreciated.
Krato: Appreciate it
Farquad: *breaks a bottle of Corona* It's on!
andrea w: I'll do it if I have too lol I think you're right about the skintones, I'm probably going to repaint the whole thing then just struggling with the colors.
Today's updates! As I mentioned previously, I'll be studying the torso and pelvis for the weeks to come; More specifically, I'll be studying Hogarth's approach as it seems to be the most beneficial for me. It can be a bit tricky, but I think I'm getting the hang of it. Also drew some faces from imagination using Loomis' approach, and lots of figures from imagination as well. Overall I learned a lot, so I'll definitely keep it going.
And that'll be all. As for speedpaints, I've decided to put them on hold for the time being. I'm currently working for a company that requires me to paint a few images per day, so I feel that's practice enough for me at this point.
Thanks in advance for any critiques/feedback as well.
Last edited by cgaddict; April 13th, 2010 at 12:59 PM.
Reason: forgot to make everyone's name bold... forgiveness please :d
Thanks for the comment! Loving all the studies you have here, the hard work will pay off, especially if you keep this pace! Your doing all the right things, I like how your testing your imagination after...Its the best way!
You seems to have shitloads of dedication! Keep it up, cause practice is always good! Nothing more to add about that.
1 idea though: you make lots of studies and figures from imagination, but maybe you could mix it up a bit by doing more concepts, environments etc., and posting that also here. I just say this so that you don't get burnt out by doing the same stuff over and over again, and if you show your other things we can comment on those as well.
For example on the first page I really like your color studies, they are nice and crisp.
Black Spot: Thanks, I'm definitely keeping that in mind now when I sketch them out.
JustinBeckett: Thank you very much, I'll do my best to keep up at this pace. It's a bit more difficult now that I have paintings to finish up for work, but I'll definitely make an effort.
ohdear: Appreciate it
hungryan: Thank you. I noticed I'm having more success doing studies that concentrate on one thing at a time - I know that might be a bit boring for the viewer at times, but it's important that I work in a way that's the most beneficial for me. With that said, I'm glad you like the color studies, learned a lot with those.
ModestMouse: Thank you; Hogarth's method definitely takes some time to get used to, so keep at it! I never use a ruler for any studies on the figure - only sparingly for some perspective practice. The trick to getting straight lines right is to practice drawing them at different directions.
towy: Appreciate it!
And for some updates; I haven't been able to draw as much due to work, so I apologize for not updating this thread for a few days. I did manage to get a lot of studies done yesterday and today, which I'll post below. Lots of torso studies, from reference photos, imagination, and Hogarth. I also did some heads from imagination using Loomis' method, which I'm having a blast with.
And that'll be all! Thanks in advance for any feedback. As always, it's very much appreciated.