Really liking how your painting seem to be shaping up, looks like your contrast and sharpness of colour and brush stroke are getting better, good stuff, the hand reference pitures youve got there are awesome, looks like your progressing well through them
Artist in training....
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haha that last update is pretty mad, I like it. I would suggest doing a few more traditional studies in between all this imgainative stuff. Having said that, those hand studies are looking good, there is definite improvement there!
Nice SB you've got here. I like your traditional work. Your digital work is getting better too.
You're a bit like me, since I have an easier time of working in traditional mediums than in digital. One day, we'll get better than we are today.
the bird drawings are best out of your sketchbook imo... they carry a lot of personality and seem very loose and comfortable compared to some of your other drawings. Perhaps its because scribbled what you saw casually instead of really trying to get the contours right?
Some decent work going on here, for your hands try looking at something like Sycra's, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUbt1l4tBJg, for a while, and then go back to drawing them over and over like you have been doing.
Hey! Thanks for the sketchbook-visit! See that you got some work going on all the time which is EVERYTHING to getting better. So keep it up!
What I'd say would take you up a notch is for you to stop using smudge-tool when painting digitally, learn opacity and learn how to sample the colors you want right away. It's a pain in the ass and it takes time. But the finished result is worth the effort!
Favorite so far is your bird-sketches in post #99 I like the ostridge on the top-right corner
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Hello. What's up?
I see that you have been real busy lately.
Good thing is that you are doing drawings
on all fields and you use different subjects,
you are not stucked as one sided,that is for
sure, but maybe you are a bit too ambicious.
Do not go into such advanced and complex
studies, as creating some mega-giga, hyper
monster freaks, cause I have the impression
that you lack of basic human anatomy knowledge
and some basic rendering skills. I see that
you are complaining above on not being able
to render that mutant goo shaped stuff on the
ground, well of course you cannot, at least not yet.
It is just not so simple to paint realistic things
like those are. You shold paint some basic referenced
subjects first, like rendering a ball, a rubber,
a plastic, a wooden, metal ball or box.
Learn rendering differnet materials, and maybe the
most important thing for now is, to use references
for your drawings. I am not saying that you should
never let your imagination go wild, but mix in more
referenced variations between those drawings from mind.
Do more life studies, and much other all day, regular
studies. Draw from posemaniacs some figures.
Try to find as much tutorials "out there" as on the
subject of digital painting as on pencil drawing.
Hope that the above suggestions will help you in
your future journey, or at least it will solve just
a small fragment of a giant puzzle in your long and
Take care and keep posting.
ya dude its great youre creating art nonstop, but plisken nailed it. When you don't have the information and visual library to back up an image its hard. I find it easier to study with a goal in mind. So do the preliminary work for an image you really want to create, then do some studies to build up to it.