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Really nice updates you've got, like the perspective-sketches and good job on the latest update! The eyes came out very nice!
Rebecka: Yay! Thank you very much, good to see some familiar people like the last few weeks. I thought you stopped, what I think of a lot of guys who are not posting for a longer time, even if it is only a month
Heres another update guys
The girl portrait got better values which is a problem I have, of course it is actually harder for me to to it out of my mind but not doing it from mind means that I don't get anything into my head, so... Anatomy studies incoming.
My self portrait from yesterday is updated, too. Added some more shadow, light and detail, tried to make it more look like I'm looking for real.
Some warm up random landscape sketches and a study of a men's torso.
And a sideview of horse anatomy.
I am so happy when I finally moved next week and have better light and space to draw because it is annoying to draw (with pencil and paper) on the intuos because of lack of desk space I would set the intuos off but I would have to do that multiple times a day and I won't do that, haha.
Last edited by Charmer; March 15th, 2012 at 09:13 PM.
Hey Charmer, cool paintings you have here. The horse anatomy study is a bit funky, you can recheck the shape and form of the horse pelvis, it should be a lot flatter and less of a downward tilt. The head's a bit large as well.
continue: Yeah thanks man, I did it on paper first (a lot better in proportion) and drew it into the computer just for repitition. I will do more animal studies because I totally know nothing about drawing animals, I think anatomy is anatomy and if I get my animal anatomy to work good it is easier to get the humand anatomy to work, right? Since there are lots of things pretty parallel and I have to learn the bones anyway. I need to find out how to learn right, haha.
Really like how the girl portrait turned out, in the horse study the legs could be a little longer. But otherwise it is a great post!
And no I would never leave CA!! That would be a hudge crime!
New post looking good, great flow with different poses in the studies :d
Keep 'em comin!
your last studies are really cool, the motions look very dynamic. Well done
The girl portrait looks very good, too, there's just one thing, which seems to be kinda odd to me: the hair. I don't really know how to explain it in a good way...well I'll give it a try :
Her skin seems to be very soft and smooth. You managed to make it look very three-dimensional and that's great.
However, the hair seems to be contrary to that. Maybe the single white lines are just a little bit too white
But all in all it's an amazing portrait! I love the background..
Hey guys! I've some graphic design stuff going on, so I'm really busy the last few days and I will move to my new hometown in two days. So here's a quick still life before I go to bed.
Thanks Rebecka for never ever ever leaving CA
Thanks Arti for your comment. The girl portrait was hard for me, it took some days but I will finish it when I have the time, patience and a bit more practice in painting hair. You are right, I'll re-do it. I have to work on faces and especially values and edges a lot. But it is going to be a lot better in the next months, that's a promise
Nice improvemente since first page, really. Maybe you can work more on your anatomy an lines, they sometimes quite made better or worst your work, so, keep drawing mate ! awesome SB
Hey charmer, some nice studies here, try and really push them though. Part of what makes that recent helmet look metal is all those bumps from being hammered into shape, try and figure out how to suggest those little things
Sounds great Flo!! Can't wait ;P
I think you separate the features from the face too much.
The face is as much of three dimensional object as the features!
Don't blur out the skin and make everything else overly sharp.
Looking at the first few pages I can see a lot of progress
so keep up the good work!
Last edited by Xelar; April 12th, 2012 at 08:05 PM.
Nice studies and sketches and some of them show that you have a great fantasy. Keep it on!
Hm, when I am looking at your portraits, especially at the potrait with the women, it seems that you use the soft brush a bit too much. The noses could be more defined. Maybe you could try to make a potrait just with a brush with hard edges. I guess it could be pretty interesting, because you can experiment in a new way. Well, I did it, when I abadoned the soft brush. I am just using it, when I am lazy.
What I like is the skin colour (or the different colours of skin) in your potraits. They look good, not fake, but more natural. It's also great to see, that you are working with perspective!
Egg0 Thank you, yes I did and will. Doing lots of lines, circles etc just when I'm watching a movie or sitting in school etc.
TFsean Thanks bud, I know but it was just a short amount of time spent to that study, it was more about one of my greatest weaknesses i guess: values. My values are horrible sometimes, pretty undefined edges.
Rebecka Thank you Becka! Here I go, don't have that much time this time since we have to make a 30 second 3d-animation film for which I need to do concepts etc, when everythings done I'll show it and the movie too, but first I need to learn all that stuff :-)
Xelar Thanks, I know about that problem of mine but the problem is, that I don't have a good way out of that. I'm trying to only paint with hard edges and when the values are alright, I automatically go there and make it blurry, that kinda sucks I'll fix that very soon, just give me some months and I'll be so much better than now!
Narrenzauber Dankeschön! Thank you very much! Same thing I told Xelar, I really don't know how to get rid of that in a good way... edges are horrible in my paintings and I freaking hate that but I will find a way out. Promised! I will try it like that... thanks anyway!
So guys I'm very busy because I'm working on a lot of projects for school recently and yeah... I will push myself to the limit since I live alone now and there's nobody distracting me from working all night long :>
your sb had me from the v for vendetta thumbnail great stuff
I'm an 18 year old noob i'd really appreciate anyone checking out my sketchbook! :
@Arti: Danke Melanie I have enough time to relax since I have my own flat in my new hometown here, so everything is alright, I have all the time of the world to relax. But not enough to paint, damn. Have to do a lot of stuff for the college and some stuff I work for atm. Thanks anyway!
@Likes2doodle: Thanks, glad you like it. I freaking love Anonymous for what they do. And that movie is one of the greatest I've seen for a long time.
Time for two very quick updates from my sketchbook.
Last edited by Charmer; April 17th, 2012 at 09:46 AM.
Good studies you have here. And great amount too! Don't forget to do longer studies once in a while, it really helps!
Thanks continue, I'll be doing long studies as fast as possible, don't have much time right now the last few weeks but I hope it gets better pretty quick. Some more studies I did sitting in the train today and some on my desk, just a couple minutes spent drawing!
I know the hands are wrong in proportion, but hey - they are drawn pretty quick and I feel comfortable with it, because I now understand lots more about the structure of hands. Wait a few weeks, I'll be doing more hand studies etc and there will be pretty much better drawings in here!
Best regards and thanks to everybody for this awesome community,
Habs endlich geschafft hier mal reinzuschneien...
Schwere Geburt sag ich da nur ;P
Grade bei deinen letzten Händen mit Fineliner ist mir aufgefallen dass du bei deinen Linien noch ziemlich unsicher wirkst. Probiere immer weniger Striche nachzuziehen.
Ist verdammt schwer, habe ich selber noch Probleme mit. :<
Ansonsten siehts gut aus!
Now I want to become a better artist. Started painting serious in may 2010.
hey dude perspective on
is way off, you tried to fit a 3 point perspective drawing into one point perspective thats why it all got twisted.
If you want to learn more about perspective check out this thread:
Keep it up
Thanks Danny for the tip. Did a lot more perspective studies yet, read much about it.
Here's a bunch of quick sketches and a portrait (1,5 hours i guess) to keep it going.
I don't have much time right now because I do lots of work for a concept for an animated movie we have to do at school. Storyboarding is something that's pretty cool but I'm looking for good recources how to storyboard etc in the next few days. Lots and lots of work in front of us...