Nice work, I like the Bridgeman studies, that's my favorite anatomy book. Don't be afraid of the faces, that's one of the hardest things to nail, the eye is sooo used to seeing them, it can pick out the slightest error. You'll get it though.
Keep it up!
Actually, I'm crazy, looking at these a bit more, your value range is pretty damn good. Maybe just add more hue and temperature variations within your forms. Try to avoid just going up and down the value scale with a color, push it warmer and cooler also. BTW, was that an Alyssa Monk study at the beginning of your book?
Hey, thanks for visiting my humble sketchbook!
"Actually though, they look all shitty when you review them after a couple of hours, hehe!" This is something I can agree with, and not only with regard to landscape studies!
Nevertheless, I like your LS studies even though you don't go into the details much.
I wish you luck and patience,
Hey there! Definately like the mood of the digitals and the studies are getting better everytime.
The stuff I'd try to change would be: edges & face structure. It seems that most of the paintings are started with smooth soft edges , wich isn't bad, but there's a lack of hard edges overall, if you could start introducing that into your art I think the paintings would improve dramatically, adding more dept and a sense of "cleaness". The helicopter you did has more hard edges to it and is one of the best looking ones.
On the face structure and body structure Bridgeman is nice, though, for my personal taste, to better understand the face, Kevin Chen demos are just nuts! If you check that stuff out you're probably gonna digg it too.
Engor, thanks To be hones I'm not satisfied with my drawings, there's a lot of unconfidence in lines which makes most of them unpleasent.
Christoffer, hope I will - that's what they're hopefully good for, right?
Suira, thank you for your suggestion. I use the pressure sensitive hard brush in most cases. I see your point, gotta think about it and fix that problem.
I just finished my oral exams yesterday. Looks like I'm going to have quite good results in my finals which means that I'm done with school. Though, I need to work on my application, deadline is due to 15th June - I'm going to work on it as often as possible, looks like my only chance.
I've set up my new hardware. No Diablo 3 for me, instead: digital study
Sam Carr is such a motivation. I saw his "Streaming in 5"-posts each time while I was learning and it pushed me, he has got some great enthuisiasm.
CKLamb, thank you so much! You're right, there isn't much going on in here. I'm working on my application so I'll be back in about 2 weeks.
iamkennstan, I appreciate that. You know, actually it makes me angry to see the date of my first post. Basically I've started to take this thing seriously in 2012. I lost my focus and it took me more than a year to realize what I want. But I guess that's part of the improvement and I'll try to catch up the lost time.
Getting older and older, today's my 19th. So here's another study, I promise you more and better updates after I'm done with my application
Your determination is admirable. I'd suggest using the lasso tool to make your environments less blob-like and sharper, perhaps dropping the hard round brush would help as well. Brush bigger and keep your edges clean like in the last study, the helmet one. Work more and longer from imagination, you seem to give up on those very early unlike in your observation studies.