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Well, thanks to everyone for the constructive crits!
@ PermaNoob : Your painting looks like a blissful dreamhouse, the type I want to live in forever!
I never really appreciate the difficulty of making a digital painting until I tried to do so myself recently as part of my class assignment. The Wacom tablet is the worst enemy in my life now, seriously.
When I had to do a digital painting of the sphere from a monochrome photo ref, my sphere looks like some black-white meatball that's soft and fluffy. It's hard to control the pen as it is (my digital drawings are very shaky and look like infant's scribbles), and painting digitally is worse.
Did you get accustomed to the tablet the first time you tried it? Or did it took you weeks / months of non-stop training?
permas noobis: Thanks! Your comment adds to the evidence that this work of mine actually has a bit of emotional appeal.
Re neighbor's enviro: sky works really well; foliage texture is pretty serviceable; overall composition communicates the subject well. Crit: linework and modelling makes the house a little wonkety and slightly melted looking-- think the lines need to be more rigid and straight. As well, the deck and house need a tad bit more value rendering to make them "pop off" the picture surface. But, overall, a good brass tacks enviro.
Let's wait until June 7. Then, maybe a mini project for the mid-month and a standard project for the end of the month.
That's my input!
Ok, let's wait till 7 June. If CyGear is MIA by then, we will do mini-project and have it submitted by 15 June. If CyGear is still MIA by 15 June, then the turn will be passed on to the next guy on the rooster (me ), and CyGear can give make-up projects when he's back (meaning he will have to suggest 2 projects). LOL
Happy weekends and more drawing,
I'm so sorry for my absence. I was on a schoo trip and so I can't draw anything because I have forgotten my materials. Actually, I have no picture.
I'll upload my "Environment Picture" on Monday or Tuesday, so I suggest that we put in a mini project or something like that.
Because of the fact, that it is my turn to make an assignement, I would say:
-a little drawing from life
-just something you have seen while you were outside...
PS: The town where I was on the trip was Weimar...
I think some you know this town. Keywords: Goethe, Schiller etc.
Regarding the drawing, there was a art school or school of art. And while I was going across the market place, I have seen a boy, sitting on a bench and drawing everything he saw. You know, it was so cool, because he captured me in his picture while I passed him. That's all
Good with me! An excuse to do a quick "plein air" watercolor.
Weimar? For me, it's all about Nuremberg-- home of Albrecht Durer-- influencer of Howard Pyle-- the teacher of N.C. Wyeth-- the father of Andrew Wyeth-- um, I must now go to my shrine and make a burnt offering. . .
Hey guys just wanted to let everyone know That I took a mini vacation last week. I spent the last few days staying with a friend. That is why I haven't responded sooner. The new assignment sound good. Something nice and relaxing, a random life drawing. Will be nice after the craziness of my past few weeks. Once again everyone, I apologize for the infrequency of my posts and updates lately, summer is always a crazy time for me.
Ok guys, here's my still life. it's not finished but i am out of time, (don't want to be late again). of course i procrastinated again and did the entire thing this evening in the span of a couple of hours. (i have been so damn lazy lately!) anyway, its a painting of a little turtle statue that i found in my house.
@ Diarum: Best damn improvement ever! Compare this tricycle shit with the first few drawings in your SB. It's like the lamb has become the tiger! LOL You've become an inspiration to me that if one puts in the determination, one can really learn to draw. Our teacher showed us some drawings of a student in another class. Her first few drawings of boxes look like abstract art, but the later ones were rendered to the point of photo-realism!
The only thing on the tricycle is the wheels looks punctured.
@ PermaNoob: You've been lazy recently, son! Play is good; just don't lose the momentum. Once the momentum is lost, it may be hard to get back!
As usual, you're the king of digital painting among The Penvirate.
Now, waiting for Kamber and CyGear. LOL
Yeah. . . I was talkin' watercolor. But, I talk about a lot of stuff!
Lily pads. (In my old Canson book with HB Conte and black Prisma, about 40 minutes, maybe a bit less).
Those lily pads sure looks crunchy! Potato chips! LOL
Now, we're waiting for CyGear to post his!
Ok, for our next project, it will be a perspective city-scape, urban drawing. You can use any media, anything (including your own waste), as long as the theme of the drawing is a view of the city. Feel free to play with perspective!
You can use rulers as well. You are also free to make your city as busy, clustered, as "concrete-jungle" as possible!
Best by : 30 June 2010
Hey Xeon, what a crit! Now I can't see anything but tater chips when I look at my own work. (I was more worried that the "water" didn't read all that well).
Anyway. . .
Crits for ye olde Penvirate:
Xeon: Pretty good job-- the little hollow soup spoon is very solid, you've done a pretty good job with lost and found line work on this item, and the reflection reads pretty darn well. As well, the sheen on the bottom of the dish reads good when I back up a few feet from the screen. Major crit: I'm not totally buying the modelling on the dish itself.
Diarum: very good job on depicting the trike in "deep space." Main crit: wheels are kinda wonkety-- practice your ellipse drawing.
PermaN00b: Dang that's a nice turtle depiction! Main crit: the forward underbelly of the turtle should be in somewhat sharper focus given that it is a forward element.
Cygear: hey bud, don't get bogged down, work on the new project for the end of the month! If you're having trouble with the old projects, just knock 'em out as quick, rough sketches!
See you'uns all at the end of the month!
diarum wow! great perspective! i love the fact that you inked it. really makes it look clean. couple small crits, the fronts of the buildings look a little busy due to the lack of any detail on the sides. (ie: the alleyways between the buildings). but again, well done. and way to be the first penvirate to turn in on this one! damn lazy dog days of summer. i guess we are all suffering from the syndrome a bit.
Thanks Perma lol Yea I know the buildings are a little close I was and am still not sure how to push them back and add an allyway and stuff like that, lol perspective is kinda hard!
I would have posted a couple of days before but I keept forgetting to have my mom scan them!
Hey Diarum and folks!
Oh yeah Perma is right, we're all damn lazy dogs of summer.
But mine was due to extreme workload at school! I actually have regrets going to school sometimes. LOL
My stuff in pencil:
And I trace over it digitally and then painted it:
I'm having monstrous problems trying to color the stuff properly and make the brush strokes look neat and tidy, but it comes out crappy and out of the lines, so I use the eraser to get rid of some of the crap. I tried to draw straight lines without relying on any tool but it comes out wavy and shaky.
Digital painting is much harder than drawing.
Beautiful 3-pointer you have there! I always love 3-point perspective!
Kamber's hand hurts, so he's excused.
Now, Perma Noob and CyGear! LOL
Btw, the next guy (Kamber) in the loop can start posting his assignment!
Assignment/General: Cowboy gunfighters.
1. 1870's era American Cowboys (two of 'em) sqared off and trying to kill each other with "Colt Peacemakers."
2. Point is to put one of the cowboys in "deep perspective"-- no side views!
3. Try to lightly hint at an enviro-- saloon interior, street, desert, etc., but not real important.
4. Let's shoot (pardon the pun (!)) for the end of July. . .
And, I won't recycle any of my "Magnificent Seven" sketches, honest! But, if you wanna use that movie for ref-- go right ahead!
ok guys, this is FAR from finished. but that is why i am posting it. i realized as i was working on it today that there are probably several more hours of painting to go on this one and it has been long enough already. so this is what i have so far. this project was a freaking bear by the way! this has really pushed me into unfamiliar territory. good job xeon. by the way, sorry if it sux in any way. i didn't use any references for this one. (i know, i know). just dove headfirst into trusty old sketchbook pro.
and now kamber with the cowboys! dammit guys what are you trying to do? make me better or something! lol.
Xeon_OND - I think it but your colors fail! Some of the building don't look like they would be real, lol, i've never seen a building so flat or thin... if that a better word
Diarum - you fail!
PermaNoob - Looks good from what is seen, you lazy sun of a bitch! yea thats right I said sun so what, you wanna fight about it? lol
Kamber Parrk - Dude your sucks, I can't believe your showing that crap here lol
Cygear - Yours is the worst what the hell is that.
Lol boredom is fun.....