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no87: Thank you. The slower pace is really helping me a lot and benefiting me much more than doing quicker studies. Glad you like the recent painting, the skin tones and colors we're ridiculously hard to get right (I often struggle with the 'green' palette, but I think I got the hang of it now).
jeremygordon89: Thank you, will do
Pixie Trick: Thanks; I think I found out why my faces look a bit long, the side of the jaw wasn't long enough giving the impression that the head is long, but I think I got the gist of it now.
breistift: Thank you, I hope you're right!
meles: Appreciate it
Loathsome: Thank you. If you're struggling with heads, I highly recommend Loomis' approach. Takes a while to get used to, but I find it's easily the best approach in terms of drawing the human head from any angle.
alexson: Yeah, they definitely take some time to get used to, especially when drawing them from more foreshortened angles... Hopefully it gets easier after I do the next 100
Some updates; I'm continuing on with my head studies, using the 'Loomis' approach. Trying to pay more attention to structure and form than the smaller details of the face. I'm also doing gesture drawings as well, and started experimenting with the Reily method for the figures. I recently picked up 'How To Draw and Paint Anatomy' from Imagine FX, and I'm very, very happy I did; Lots of information on how to handle figures, and even contains a lot of useful videos to go along with it. I'll definitely be studying from this material for quite some time.
Last edited by cgaddict; July 20th, 2010 at 06:30 AM.
kidult: Thank you!
Twan: Appreciate it
Here's a quick photostudy I did of a Greek statue based on the mythological godless Athena. I recorded the progress as well, in full screen, hopefully I can upload that a bit later - YouTube's being an arse right now.
Wow, those studies are indeed great! I really like your lines and curves...everything looks so alive. Like Athena, too. I hope you can upload the progress later, I'd really like to see it
very nice studies the imagination stuff is lookin better and better and the statue looks great im with cyprinus id love to see the progress youve made on it i think it could really pop if you had a few spots of higher contrast
When one's studying the features, must be very carefull that is studying them right. Obviously every person has diferent proportions, so every possiblility may exist in real life, but it's good to try to study always the most armonic ones. As one can distort over them into every possible face more conciently.
I make here an overpainting. I couldn't upload a psd file, so here I made the difference of opacity.
My features are of course full of mistakes, obviously, I do realize that -I never pass the test of flipping the canvas horizontaly for example. But I thought that perhaps another view on the same subject may prove usefull to you.
It's not a correction, more of a visual thought or even a question on trying to find the most productive shape.
There's no waste in dedicating more thoughts to this part of the process, since we practice this shape millions of times and it will be the base of almost every drawing the we make.
Excellent statue and I like the girl with the yellow top and ribbon. Bottoms are getting better, but you still to work on them.
Long time to visit this place! Glad to see you are keeping the hard work up. The Greek statues called me . Really, the rendering of the head and the levels you created there seems very solid to me, especially for a quick one. Keep up!
My Sketchbook ---> http://conceptart.org/forums/showthr...42#post3225942
Just been through every page You certainly know how to study and its great to see a steady progression of skills. Any tips on how to study?
Greek photo study is epic!
Cyprinus: Thank you I'm having trouble uploading the video to YouTube at the moment, but hopefully I'll find a solution soon.
prsnsweeney: Thank you, I'll keep what you said in mind for future paintings as well.
lennon: Thank you very much for taking the time to do that, really appreciate it. I'll definitely do more studies with your critiques in mind.
Twan: Thanks! Statues are a blast for me to paint, probably more fun for me than rendering 'real' figures.
Black Spot: Thanks and will do
teh.meh: Appreciate it. I have a strange obsession with statues, what can I say?
zou: Thank you, will have the video online soon - YouTube is giving me trouble at the moment.
iven: Thanks, glad I was some help. Keep doing your studies and never underestimate doing those more 'simple' exercises - it just makes the more complex ones that much easier.
knut: Thank you, Greek statues are the best to study from
Whirly: Appreciate it As for tips, it carries from one person to the next. What might work for me might not for you, but I would say study one body part at a time. Take your time on each while doing some quicker studies of the figure as a whole so you get more comfortable with figure drawing in general. Hope this helps!
kidult: Why thank you
I continued doing the Head studies, most from Imagination as well as some Loomis. Worked more on gesture, from imagination as well as refrences from other artists, photos, etc. as well which is a lot more challenging for me than I care to admit. I haven't drawn some torsos in a while so I did more studies of those as well.
Just dropping by to say keep up the good work! You're doing great!!
this is... the most interesting sketchbook in the world.
stay thirsty... my friend!
Ronpower: Thank you. Doing Rogue was a lot of fun
Sycra: Appreciate, huge fan of your work so it's a great honor to hear from you
bakatron: Thank you; I have to admit I don't always drink beer, but when I do, I make sure it's a Dos Equis.
Today's work, more faces, mostly from Loomis and imagination. Lots of fun with these, very happy with how I'm progressing with those. Also some gestures, some more torsos, and some quick (and messy) 30 sec Pose Maniac studies. I also did some studies of the arms, but my focus still is primarily on the human head for now.
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you are an awesome hardworker mate!!!!so many great studies mixed with imagination ones.You are simply doing great!!!
keep up the improvement!!!
Hey mate, thanks for the kind words in my SB.
I remember u. I used to watch u on DA. Whatever happened to ur account there?
Great book man, lots of hard work and studies. I feel happy to get a comment from u
kingkostas: Thank you, really appreciate it
Seage: No problemo You can find me on deviant art here.
Yep, another statue Learning a lot on how the face works with these studies so I'll probably do a few more. I captured the progress as well, video will be up later today. Approximately 1 hour of work.
The Athena speedpainting video has been uploaded as well, you can check it out here if you're interested.
And that'll be all for now. Feedback and critiques are always appreciated as always!
how on earth do you find the time to do so much work in a day!
It all look great btw
Insane dedication. I'd watch the torsos, some of them are too long.
wow great work love the massive amount of studies you got going here your imagination stuff is getting better to but you still got to work on the figure a little