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I've been lurking for a while and have finally decided to start a Sketchbook to get my lazy ass into gear!
I'll attach my most recent stuff, so here goes, and i'll be grateful for all criticisms and comments.
Here is some of my most recent Life Drawing and Studies.
I was trying to achieve a 'fleshy' look as my previous skin tones have always looked a bit dull. I was gonna make this for one of the CHOW but never got round to finishing it.
Going to a Drawing workshop tomorrow so will be back soon!
I very much like all your entries so far.
I can't wait to see more!
Awesome start to your sketchbook chuum get some more studies up there you've already got a good basic knowledge of rendering (better than meee) and try more things like environments and vehicles and weapons (for your project)
So our drawing tutor used my first 32 short poses I did as the bad example of the class so that made me feel a bit crap. I will upload the 10min pose I did, and apologies for the bad quality but it was A1 so I had to use my phone to take a photo.
Thanks for all the support so far! I Appreciate the encouragement, even if it seems I am providing some necrophilia fantasies.
Some more life drawing from our drawing workshop. Some quick poses to start off with and then moved onto 20min poses. We first used chalk to do the highlights then used a dark coloured pencil to do the shade.
Glad to see you put your lifedrawings on here too i didnt think you would hehe but i dooo think you should try the lady in the lake, its right up your ally and you get to paint water yeeeey.
I will say one thing about your CHOW though as long as you dont beat me up when i see you.. The character looks like its not a part of the picture, as if its cut out or something.. maybe its the really hard edges or could be the lighting too, like how her left arm is quite lit and the back wall behind isnt as lit or has much of a shadow. Still good though for you first one YAH
@LtPlissken: Boohaha to you!
So I gave her some eyes in the end and I think it looks a little better.
I also have started some character designs for the game concept I'm working on with a friend. He wanted me to design a female FBI agent so I did some quick outfit variations. Going to do some proper character sheets soon and try out some different faces.
Glad to see you changed your CHOW's eyes they draw more attention now it does still look abit "cut out" though everything has a hard edge to it and i dont think it would be like that in all the areas.. ask nigel maybe? also your character sheet thing... olivia dunham much?!
The first picture blows my mind with the face details and how well the palette works, making the face and eyes pop out. The horizontal wrinkles on the chest look a bit weird though and the left contour makes the breast look huge. Anyway, you clearly know how to render! I also like your life drawings, especially the chalk and brown ones. On the Queen of the Underworld, I think the main problem about the lighting is that the figure has way too bright values, it's brighter than the light source itself. Great job with the Lady of the Lake piece, I think the hands are what really makes the piece, they're so expressive and well rendered. Interesting progress too, starting with the deepest shadows and seems to work great with the murky mood. Her forehead and bridge of the nose look pretty wide though. Anyway, I really like the haunting mood and style on the first and last ChOW piece, makes me want to see what you paint next. Keep us posted!
@Fudgeloaf: Yes she does XD But he's asked me to design a blonde female with blue eyes who isn't too sexy but kinda pretty looking. And I can't get her out of my head! I'm gonna go crazy on the facial studies today so I can erase her from my memory.
@smuli: Thank you!! I did take the lazy route when I was drawing her body, after spending so much time zoomed in on her face I kinda ignored the rest >.< I really need to get back to some of my drawings and fix all the mistakes I ignore when making them. It's a bad habit to leave them!
I also think my problem is that once I paint all the tones of the body I get so attached to them that I don't want to lose them. For the Queen of the underworld I think there should probably just be the highlighted light from the torch and lots of shadow. I need to stop being a wimp and just go for it! And I think if I narrowed the nose and forehead that might fix the big face problem, ha. Thanks again for the advice!
Some Life Drawing from today! We were concentrating on expressions. Some 1.30-2.00min sketches of the face then improv storyboards (3 squares each) using props.
It's not letting me upload more than 6 attachments so I'll upload the other stuff on the next post.
I set myself a task of drawing 50 faces in 3 days. Just did 15 of them tonight and will do another 15+ tomorrow and the next day. Trying to get my mind around the small details that make faces individual.
Awesome faces!Did you construct these and stuff like 3rd the faces and line the eyes up with the nose n shit or whack em out ?. I like the first one most probably cos it looks like your spent more time and care on it, you can see the features popping and in deep space, whereas in some of your others theyre looking quite flat like theyre stuck on hmm. Il show you something i've got about planes of the faces and stuff when I see ya.
Thanks! I didn't really use any guidelines, which is why some of them look weird! But once you draw about 10 you get used to where each feature should be on the page. I spent about 20mins on the first one then realised if I did that for each one I'd be drawing them forever ha. Kef's already chosen the 2nd to last one but to make her look a bit more like Cate Blanchett.
We started by doing some of the story boards again, but my pictures are really bad quality so I won't upload them. Last half we had to first draw the two chairs, then the model would pose on them and we had to draw each pose in a different colour. Turns out my chairs were too small in comparison. I liked this exercise!
Started working on this weeks CHOW and decided to put a cheeky/fun twist on the gore. Still needs a lot of work, and I'll be adding rotting flesh, teddy bears, and piles of guts on the bed.
(I also gave myself a bit of a nose job..)
hey just stopping in to check out your book after seeing your most recent chow, cool stuff cant wait to see the zombie,
If i could offer some humble critisizim, you should try to draw the "whole picture" especially in your digital paintings, i know they are unfinished and whatnot but you should really keep in mind the painting/drawing as a whole(it isnt a figure in the middle of void, it is a person in a space surrounded by things, even if they are blurred shapes), the only reason i bring it up is because it transfers into your physical work.
great stuff though keep it up!
you need more comments in here ;_;
this chow turned out super sexy haha
try working through some bridgman books, and do some slow figure studys to help your life drawing. i want to see more from you also for your next 50 faces try dynamic angles and tilts