More figure studies...I think I'm getting better (and learning that patience is key)!
And, a short head study. My designs right now are based off of the stuff on characterdesigns...I'm not too keen on coming up with machinery and accessories from my head. I just need to draw more and use more perspective. Ah well, Practice makes perfect!
Last edited by Jai Kamat; June 26th, 2010 at 06:27 PM.
Update! New pics are up. The last one is a picture of Solid Snake, I'm trying to make it into a finished piece in photoshop. Again, sorry for the picture quality. I can't really afford a large format scanner right now
Hey all, another update! These are some excerpts from my sketchbook...I bought a smaller one, and I have to say, I'm more comfortable working smaller rather than in a massive 14 by 17!
There are some N.C. Wyeth studies in there...I absolutely love his work, and being a novice in environmental design, I found his artwork approachable to study in terms of tone and atmosphere. I learned a lot from doing it!
Hey all, I've taken a loooong break from this site, but want to get back into the swing of things by posting more. Art school is awesome, but also kicking my butt in a lot of ways.
Taking after Andrew Jones, I'm doing a portrait a day, but not necessarily a self-portrait. Here's my progress so far, crits and comment are very welcome, because I need to know what I'm weak at! Thanks a lot for looking!
Your B/w's are stupendous mate! Would like to see more color though (I'm not good in that, but I guess your work with color would be great). Love your lines, somewhere between rough and smooth; keep it coming!
Don't bother looking at my sketchbook. I haven't updated that thing in years. :/
Very nice sketchbook. I like your studies, especially those done from N.C. Wyeth. They remind me a lot of Adam Hughes work. If anything I might critique the paintings because you have the same issue I do: finding a good balance between softness and sharpness for the edges of your forms and values. The forms in the paintings look a little too soft and it would be a nice break to have some sharp definition here and there to separate the values and add clarity to things. I hope that made sense
Hey all, here's a pretty big dump of fairly recent stuff from my sketchbook, mostly a CRAP ton of gestures (to be honest, I love 'em, they're so relaxing) and some stuff from imagination and life. Don't mind the writing please, its messy 'cause I write random crap in my book
Also, does anyone here know how to scan drawings properly? The scanned midtone drawings towards the bottom look better in real life, I promise. Something just doesn't look right about my art when I scan it and do auto-levels...
Another late-night-before-bed tonal master study (credit to Kekai Kotaki). Somehow I feel like doing master-studies REALLY help, and I have no idea why. There's something about his painting that just draws me to it. Yet I have no idea how these professional guys can paint in color, it seems like too much to handle! Anyone have tips, hints, or links on properly painting in overlay layers? I'd be very grateful for the help.
And I'm not sure if double-posting is frowned upon here, I see people do it but is it more acceptable to just edit my previous post? Thanks all
Hey all, I'm really excited to show this one. Took me about 6 hours of hard work and thought, but I'm REALLY pleased with this one. I don't really think I've made anything this good before! Conceptart.org has really pushed me these past few months! Special thanks to Magic Man for his freaking awesome pastel/chalk brush.
Thanks for looking!
Last edited by Jai Kamat; September 27th, 2010 at 04:29 PM.
Hey everyone, here's a quick update of some sketchbook stuff. Sorry they're so messy, but I find my mind wandering too much to stay put on one figure. The last image is my poor attempt at character design...anyone have tips for rendering mechanical parts around the body?
Hey all, here's tonight's photo study, done in about 1 hour. I think I'm gonna render some male torso now because i realized over the past few days I have no idea how to do that! Plus I just need practice anyway at rendering on the comp.
EDIT: And the torso study, I'm not really that happy with it, and hate working in color, but it was a good learning experience.
Thanks for looking!
Last edited by Jai Kamat; September 29th, 2010 at 09:55 PM.