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Very nice sketchbook. You really do a ton of studies! I'd easily lose my patience doing that much. I love the colors in the pictures, especially of landscapes and human faces.
More gestures and feet studies and I am calling it quits on the shoe painting! I'm at the point where I am just going circles on it and going nowhere.
Dierat--thanks for the crits! I knew the TP looked kind of lumpy and weird but wasn't quite sure why, so the picture really helps. I definitely have a lot trouble with values when I'm working digitally in color, so I'll try to think about it more consciously next time I do a still life. I think it'd be good if I could get to a middle ground between where mine look now, where they're too light, and the super high contrast pics you showed where everything's blown out.
Today: Shooooess and photo study and quick env study.
Went to Dr. Sketchy's in Tokyo last week. First time getting to do figure/gesture drawing from a real person in probably three years... I'm definitely pretty rusty, but it was so much more fun than drawing from photos.
Practicing hard at faces lately but I still can't get them right when I have to draw them really fast!! Gotta keep working hard.
Had to change the light in my apartment. Gave me something fun to paint!
Just derping around for a fun break from studies.
Spent a little longer on these (around l.5 hrs), not that you can tell >__< Environments...
I'm surprised the colours turned out so similar since I did these at 2 different times and never looked at both at the same time.
The quality and the meaning of your studies is improving,
you have changed the pressure from sixtytwo to seventyfive
instantly, leaving the windows steamy and the air full of moisture.
I adore the environments and the feet studies. At dinner table
you will not be neglected anymore. When the soup and
the Bouillabaisse mon ami arrives, you will get the first serving.
First you, then the others. That is the correct order.
I knew it that you will get the suitable attention and
respect under the sun. It was only a matter of time.
'nother environment--I have no idea how people manage to get things with varied/complicated textures painted :/
Abandoned SP--it looked OK when I started it, but then when I went to try to get my colours more blended I destroyed it and gave up
photo study WIP, lots of fail to fix
Busy week at work, no time to draw. :/
Still trying to figure out how to get textures right.
just running around in circles so this is as done as this will get
Feeling a little better about being able to pick colours in landscapes:
today's SP (turned around so I wasn't backlit today):
more face studies:
today's landscape study:
1.5 hr. I'm too slow.
There is a high energy in your self portraits, every time you
do one, your evolution as an artist grows, and the distance from
hell rises, cause no self respected devil will receive people to his
kingdom with a few self portraits done. Sun is shining and everything
is fine. You totally satisfied my needs with those green environments,
cause green is good for the eyes and for the liver. Heavy drinkers
used to be banned to the deep woods to cure their livers. They
cured their livers but they was unfortunately eaten up by huge
anacondas and lions. You are doing good, and it is a pleasure
to be in contact, and to work together with you.
LtPlissken, thank you, sir! I'll keep doing my best!!
This weekend I just decided to do whatever I felt like. No studies or ref except the spoon.
lineart for a painting--I think the studies paid off!!
7-day work week killed my energy.
only got this finished this week:
This has its problems, but it was good for me to get to work in a medium I actually enjoy and get away from the computer/studies for a change.
but now time to make the most of my one day off! hopefully I'll be able to get a real update in. No one will know if I don't, but I'll hold myself to it...
Drawings from Dr. Sketchy's!
I am absolutely aware of all of the god awful anatomy and know exactly what's wrong with these, so please no comments about the crazy giant limbs and horrible proportions. I have a lot of trouble getting proportions down quickly when I only have one chance to do it and no opportunity to fix anything. I can do way better than this when I have time, but I just totally fail when I have to rush. Frankly these are embarrassing but I'm going to post them anyway since not every day can be a good art day, and failures are still attempts at improving.
Screencap and a photo study.
this month I learned a valuable lesson about Japan--when the internet breaks here, IT will get around to fixing it when they feel like it, and no sooner... :| Which is why I have been absent from updating so long.
Will start uploading things from this month a little bit at a time, but until I have time to battle with the single-file uploader, just one for now!
Unfinished colored pencil/watercolor blob and some fold studies
phone and a few quick composition studies from turner
kevin_ thank you for the encouragement!!
I decided that this summer I want to master all the major muscles/memorize them all. Once I have them down, it will benefit me for life, so now is the time to buckle down. I'll try to keep the onslaught of boring muscle studies down to a few at a time...
Started with the thigh. Using 4/5 different anatomy books + photos and other pictures from the internet. Started copying from books, then replicating again, then drew on the muscles over photos to try to see how they'd fit. These ones turned out really bad, but these were from my early studies, and my studies got a lot better after these. Still helped me in trying to figure things out, so not a waste of time!
Drawings from the Tokyo Dr. Sketchy's. As always, well aware of what all the proportional issues are. Still can't get things right quickly enough for gesture drawing.
After doing more thigh studies, made a page of guidelines for myself
then onto lower legs
More lleegggss. + scissors
Legs a combo of from photo ref. and from imagination/memory.
I thought legs were tough, and then I started on arms, and those are the worst...
A bunch of quick 15 min. landscape studies.
I hate how overly digital these look, but I don't understand how to effectively use textured/custom brushes