I like the dog - he looks a bit bad tempered.
The girl on the ladder has some unusual bulges on her hip area.
The line work looks good but I'm unsure where her weight line is as both legs are flexed and her body is behind her knees.
Her flexed leg is longer than her straight one, but the balance is better - nearly there.
Nice studies! the anatomy studies are looking good keep 'em coming. The excalibur wip is coming along. Think about adding some atmosphere perspective in those back mountain to push them back. Give it some more depth. Keep it up!
How are you enjoying oils? Putting more colour in would give it more lift but I don't know how you're being taught.
Twig: Thanks. Yeah. I'm getting there
Black Spot: Well, they're tough to handle but I guess I'm learning. I could experiment with more color, maybe. I'm not really sure how I'm being taught, tbh. There's so little focus on realism in the school I'm at so I sort of have to figure most of it out myself. The teachers are more concerned about the color harmony of the picture as a whole or something...
A little doodle..
In that case you should try to bring some of the colour of the background into the figure as they should be reflected there or you can ignore the background completely and just vaguely indicate that something is there with value. Most backgrounds for life drawing are pretty boring. Also don't forget that brush strokes also play a part in oils, giving it texture and life.
Thanks. Yeah. The thing is they're pretty anal about making you paint a background, otherwise I'd probably just focus on painting the model. Now I'm painting the bg during the breaks instead : P I tried to capture the variations in color, although perhaps I was being a bit too subtle...
Have been kinda busy and last week I was sick so haven't gotten a lot of painting done. But now I'm finally getting back on track. Managed to finish that excalibur painting.
The head without ref seems to have nice rendering, but you still have some anatomical issues. There is an ambiguity as to whether it is a boy or a girl. The face holds a lot of feminine characteristics, but the body seems too bulked up for a girl. You need to add some more skull to the top of the head it seems blunt. You'll have to learn and apply some more about the shoulder girdle - the claviculas, the sternum. Nontheless really great color and value.
Thx I think I see what you mean. I'll try to do something about it. Lucky I was doing this male/female comparison for spartan camp
Also some gestures from my imagination and a WIP for steampunk aphrodite chow that I didn't manage to finish in time (as usual ^.^')
The commissioned piece is sweet - looks like my youngest's best friend. Sea monster is very interesting and cute.
Ashess: Thanks. Guess I could experiment more with that...
DsTrax: Thanks. Yeah. Been focusing a quite bit at values right now.
Black Spot: Thanks
Here's a bit of a dump...
(Colors aren't really right in the photo of the oil painting. But I tried to make it look as good as possible.)
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The hand on his stomach is a bit flat. Might be better with just fingertips showing. Check your head lengths and the size of hands and feet to the head. Other than that, pretty dramatic.
Cute dragon is saying, "Please Miss I know, I know. Ask me."
Thanks. Yeah. I never could get that hand right, despite the ref. I'll see if I can edit it sometime, now the painting's home allready...
A couple of more model paintings, about two hours each. Also a couple of portraits from draw peoples faces thread Having some fun with a brush... Aand some drawings from school where we were supposed to make pictures of combinations of words, and I god cloud+hair...