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June 5th, 2010 #1
Practice practice practice
I've been drawing for several years. I've taken up a more serious approach only recently though and now I'm exercising steadily enough to keep a sketchbook running. My main interests are animals and anthro art but I'm not satisfied at all with my current skills, I want to see how much farther I can get, maybe find new directions too.
For now I'm focusing mostly on animals with basic anatomy studies and speed paintings since I don't yet have a solid grasp of their anatomy and I often have a hard time analyzing/rendering volumes.
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Very nice skecthes and paintings. Do some cheetahs ;-)
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June 13th, 2010 #8
You have a talent. And now as you started taking art seriously it can only become better. 95% is hard work, so work hard It will pay off, it already did. Nice start on your sketchbook so far. Cheers!
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gorgeous works. I love your birds and the blueish glow on the lion painting.
June 13th, 2010 #11
Wohoo, cheetahs!!! Thanks! The falcon came out very nicely as well.
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June 25th, 2010 #18
Awesome stuff coming in! I really like the bird studies; few strokes and lots of information. The form is also a lot more defined in the study you did after the Jason Manley's streaming tutorial on color theory. I'd however suggest that you try to keep the most vibrant colors for the halftone areas of light. Color is the property of light and the further we go away from light the less vibrant colors appear.
I'm currently reading Andrew loomises books (great stuff on color theory in "Creative illustration"), but after I've read them I'll definitely check out "Vilppu drawing manual". The book seems to focus a lot in the rhythm/force of form which really intrigues me. Thanks for informing me about Vilppu
June 28th, 2010 #19
Aresa: thanks a lot!
Wrulf: thanks. Saturation is by far the hardest thing to get for me, I'll do more pictures to work on controlling it.
Vilppu's method is based on gesture in general, Loomis is possibly a better start for learning basic anatomy but I find Villpu's method invaluable when it comes to depicting movement.
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June 28th, 2010 #21
Cool stuff. You have courage to try out different things with color. That's good.
My sketchbook here: http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...75944&page=999
(some nudity may occur)
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July 21st, 2010 #24
Got the chance to do a few hours of life drawing, that was very instructive... I suck big time at drawing humans, and especially realistic humans, but this really forces to focus on getting the features right. It no longer looks like black magic after a few lessons. I'll probably sign up for a longer course after the summer.
July 21st, 2010 #25
Hey there, big respect for the traditionalists, few of them I meet here. Love your stuff, keep it up!
August 2nd, 2010 #26
Awesome work. Your animals are, like mine, so much stronger than your people. I notice that again, like me, when you draw a human theres an uncertainty in your hand and it's making the drawing come out differently to when you draw animals. You know what I mean?
You speed paintings are really awesome. How watered down is the acrylic, because I'm trying speed paintings recently and mine are either too thick or thin ALL the time and I can never get that opacity but fluidness you've captured.
Please post more. Pleaaase, love it all.
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September 13th, 2010 #29
First attempt at en-plen-air painting, some doodles and a test picture with an earth-based limited palette. Thinking/controlling saturation is still a huge pain in the arse, I see I have to totally drop saturated colors for a while if I hope to ever understand it. But it's starting to make sense...
October 14th, 2010 #30