Sketchbook: Julia's Sketchbook (update: 01/04/2014) - Page 7
Join the #1 Art Workshop - LevelUpJoin Premium Art Workshop

Page 7 of 15 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 LastLast
Results 181 to 210 of 428

Thread: Julia's Sketchbook (update: 01/04/2014)

  1. #181
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    795
    Thanks
    358
    Thanked 418 Times in 413 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Hi. Thanks for comment in my sketchbook . I went through your SB and I'm delighted. You have quite nice skillz and your rendering is pretty good. I won't get any in depth critz, cuz you seem to know exactly what to do. But I have few personal thoughts about your work. First is the tendency to make your compositions to static. When you plan your paintings try to add more diagonal lines. Another thing is more of a personal preference. To me your paintings have to much of this digital look. It makes them quite dead. I don't have clear solution for you cuz you have higher skill level. But you can consider my words, maybe they help. Anyway I'm eager to see how you improve. Keep working, cheers!

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  2. The Following User Says Thank You to Ramalooke For This Useful Post:


  3. #182
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Hamburg, Germany
    Posts
    599
    Thanks
    239
    Thanked 269 Times in 235 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    in2eternity: thank you so much! I'm hopinh so much that my faces will get better

    Ramalooke: haha, I would say it's an illusion that I know what I do. I have no plan at all! I'm just doing this and that. Thanks a lot for your thoughts. I'm always glad to read different opinions on my work =)

    another head from imagination
    Name:  portrait045.jpg
Views: 491
Size:  70.9 KB

    life painting
    Name:  wrfel.jpg
Views: 493
Size:  111.1 KB

    screenshot sutdy
    Name:  screenshot004.jpg
Views: 492
Size:  118.5 KB

    poses
    Name:  Posen26a.jpg
Views: 495
Size:  229.4 KB

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  4. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to JuliaMetzger For This Useful Post:


  5. #183
    p sage's Avatar
    p sage is offline in pursuit of hot lines Level 14 Gladiator: Dimacheri
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    3,463
    Thanks
    3,896
    Thanked 1,666 Times in 1,468 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Hello...

    Hope this is ok?

    The rendering was good, but the face looked a little off. Thought I'd give you a little redline.

    Name:  structure.jpg
Views: 483
Size:  54.8 KBName:  structure1.jpg
Views: 480
Size:  49.8 KB

    Keep working hard!

    Thinking connects desire with creation.
    How good are you?

    The Road to Perdition
    clog
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  6. The Following User Says Thank You to p sage For This Useful Post:


  7. #184
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    795
    Thanks
    358
    Thanked 418 Times in 413 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Good update. I really loved the gestures. I always admire people that are capable to come up with so many different poses. Good stuff!

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  8. The Following User Says Thank You to Ramalooke For This Useful Post:


  9. #185
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Hamburg, Germany
    Posts
    599
    Thanks
    239
    Thanked 269 Times in 235 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    p sage: thanks for the redlines! I was a bit confused in the beginning, but I tried to make drawing based on your lines. So I hope, I was heading in the right direction now. I have so often the problem, that I see that something is not right, but I just don't get it D=
    This is what I did now:
    Name:  54680474gsgfd.jpg
Views: 473
Size:  72.4 KB

    Ramalooke: woah, thanks for visiting again! And it took my aweful long to come up with those poses! But I try to step out my comfort zone a bit to do some dynamical things.

    so, another portrait. Watched Zhanglu this evening and painted this meanwhile.
    Name:  portrait046.jpg
Views: 475
Size:  90.6 KB

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  10. #186
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Berlin, Germany
    Posts
    1,080
    Thanks
    1,190
    Thanked 1,068 Times in 577 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Great studies in here, keep up the good work. Try and watch your proportions more when you do stuff from mind.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  11. The Following User Says Thank You to Fetsch For This Useful Post:


  12. #187
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    New Mexico
    Posts
    1,902
    Thanks
    2,394
    Thanked 1,193 Times in 1,056 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    great digitals valyavande digging the edge work on your still life. looks like you have most of your structure right, with slight mistakes here and there but you manage to correct that with ease ^^ can't wait for moar!

    Sketchbook
    Blog
    Drachen

    Matt
    Jamie
    King
    Henri
    Lukas


    available for commission/work
    email: mister.guiang@gmail.com
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  13. The Following User Says Thank You to teapo For This Useful Post:


  14. #188
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    a dark forest in Germany
    Posts
    1,264
    Thanks
    4,331
    Thanked 1,425 Times in 625 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    pretty good stuff, sorry that it took me so long to return the favor of dropping by your SB. Your on your way not much to say or crit from me.

    Hau rein !

    Seb

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  15. The Following User Says Thank You to Partisan For This Useful Post:


  16. #189
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Washington DC
    Posts
    236
    Thanks
    180
    Thanked 121 Times in 86 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Hi fellow 22 year old. Thanks for checking out the sketchbook =). Hope if I follow your advice I'll be able to do gestures just like you do! Lots of good stuff going on here. Like I said in LordLouis's book, watch out that your eyes don't form tangents with the side of the face. There's a little bit of skull there that if we can't see makes it look like they don't have bones.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  17. The Following User Says Thank You to Strato For This Useful Post:


  18. #190
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Hamburg, Germany
    Posts
    599
    Thanks
    239
    Thanked 269 Times in 235 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Wow, so many visitors here :o

    Fetsch: yeah, I will try. Thanks for stopping by!
    teopo: thanks, that sounds encouraging =)
    Partisan: No prob, I'm glad about everyone everytime who write some words. I try to do my best. Und vergiss selbst nicht reinzuhauen
    Strato: You're welcome! Seems like I should look at some skulls again to get their structure

    Sooo. Update. Crappy portrait from imagination from this morning. Again that sh**** airbrushy style. it will be hard work to change that in my own paintings. Don't manage it at moment to think about form, values, colours and brushstrokes at the same time. But there needs to be a way! Need to practise more! (sorry about the rant, I just want more improvement than I can have)
    Name:  portrait047.jpg
Views: 450
Size:  105.3 KB

    And a photo study. Found this awesome blog today while searching for references of asian people: http://arnaudphotoblog.blogspot.com/
    Gosh, that painting was a hard contrast compared to the other portrait. And that at the same day... Well, I totally missed the colours, but I tried to get better brushstrokes. And I need to say that old people are fascinating
    Name:  fotostudie022.jpg
Views: 464
Size:  159.6 KB

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  19. The Following User Says Thank You to JuliaMetzger For This Useful Post:


  20. #191
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Posts
    965
    Thanks
    651
    Thanked 478 Times in 314 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Hey valyavande, needed to return the favour of commenting in my sb. you are always so encouraging! what can I say to make it up to you?
    I love the last photostudy you have done, wrinkles and age in general are so hard to convey and I think this is a very nice management thereof; though her left eye seems misplaced. Good to see that other people struggle with faces as well even though you do so with much more fundamental skill and nice rendering abilities, keep it going!
    I am happy to join your 22-group in less than four weeks lol!

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  21. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to LordLouis For This Useful Post:


  22. #192
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Yugoslavia
    Posts
    4,380
    Thanks
    2,205
    Thanked 2,688 Times in 2,425 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0

    You really started to get the hang of digital painting on
    the last pages. Something happened, maybe you saw
    some tutorials or read something very useful, that made
    you improve much quicker than earlier. Still. Still, I would
    strongly advice that you do some more greyscale studies.
    I know that it tends to be boring and working with colors
    are much more fun, but you just try to go back to the basics,
    cause it will help you even more to realize some things about
    light, shadows, contrast, forms and etc.
    Your always repeated mistakes are the proportions
    and wrongly positioned facial features, but
    I can see that they already pointed those out. So, you just
    keep on working hard and maybe try to share some more pencils
    with us.


    [last update; 28th March 2014]
    SEXUAL CONTENT !WARNING!
    ...looking for a freelance work...
    In search for a Freelance work
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  23. The Following User Says Thank You to LtPlissken For This Useful Post:


  24. #193
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Spain
    Posts
    1,454
    Thanks
    1,452
    Thanked 1,205 Times in 714 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    those pencil studies are outstanding, you seem to know anatomy pretty well. Also i have to agree with those who said you do better things from mind, then magically some tension dissappears. Very nice work, and thanks for your visit.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  25. The Following User Says Thank You to Ricardo Robles For This Useful Post:


  26. #194
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    England
    Posts
    1,867
    Thanks
    896
    Thanked 936 Times in 803 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Hi matey

    just thought I would drop you a note and say that there so many good things going on in here that I cant count them, and so as its good and consistently so! you are now an inspiration and I have subscribed to the thread.
    congratulations and make payments to etc etc. P.S. all major credit cards accepted.

    LOL all the best matey and thanks for taking the time to post stuff, seriously its very good.

    A great kind hearted lumbering bullock



    http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=209918 = my Sketchbook
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  27. #195
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Japan, Osaka
    Posts
    264
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked 30 Times in 30 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Hi Valya, really digging your SB. I'm about to try more digi painting any tips or a good direction to find them, thnx.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  28. #196
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Nottingham, UK
    Posts
    1,062
    Thanks
    536
    Thanked 510 Times in 442 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Cool colors and rendering, my crit would be the proportions and the anatomy, if you"ll do some more pure anatomy studies it will pull your skills and thus your work to another level.

    Keep working you're doing great so far!



    Open for commissions......just PM me.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  29. #197
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    France / Lyon
    Posts
    167
    Thanks
    27
    Thanked 26 Times in 24 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    I really like these pencil characters, they're very dynamic! It's something I always struggle with. I also agree with others here that you seem to have greatly improved your rendering and colour mastering. I really enjoy seeing your colour studies!

    Others have already given very appropriate critiques so I'll just say that I'm looking forward to see your future pieces and studies!

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  30. #198
    p sage's Avatar
    p sage is offline in pursuit of hot lines Level 14 Gladiator: Dimacheri
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    3,463
    Thanks
    3,896
    Thanked 1,666 Times in 1,468 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by Valyavande View Post
    p sage: thanks for the redlines! I was a bit confused in the beginning, but I tried to make drawing based on your lines. So I hope, I was heading in the right direction now. I have so often the problem, that I see that something is not right, but I just don't get it D=
    The lines I drew there weren't meant as a guide for drawing; just as a way to check yourself.

    If you feel like your drawing is off... draw a line on the front of the face from the peak of the nose (between the eyebrows) to between the two top teeth... and extend it up and down.

    Name:  Image3.jpg
Views: 404
Size:  42.1 KB

    Then put lines in that are square to each other. There will be a little bit of perspective there, but don't worry about it for a face right now.

    Now, if you still can't figure out how to see the problem, put in triangles.

    Name:  Image2.jpg
Views: 406
Size:  38.7 KB

    The triangles will be in perspective. This should help you see the alignments that might be off.


    Anyhow... just keep practicing, as this is what will teach you the proportions after all I was just giving a quick redline incase you hadn't seen the mistake.

    Cheers and good luck!

    Thinking connects desire with creation.
    How good are you?

    The Road to Perdition
    clog
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  31. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to p sage For This Useful Post:


  32. #199
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Somewhere
    Posts
    536
    Thanks
    248
    Thanked 234 Times in 133 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    hey! nice set of updates since i last visited. Viewing what other members have commented here I can't really add more. I have to point out though that when you do skin for younger characters it tends to come out a bit too smooth. Its a matter of texture really but it does feel kind of waxy. I haven't resolved that issue in my own work yet nonetheless its the only minor crit I can offer.

    PS! cheers for stopping by the ole' SB!

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  33. #200
    monstertree's Avatar
    monstertree is offline They look so good that's why I keep 'em in the front Level 7 Gladiator: Samnite
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    887
    Thanks
    21
    Thanked 398 Times in 269 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Looking good, loads of improvement through your SB!

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  34. #201
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    788
    Thanks
    626
    Thanked 301 Times in 278 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    wow, great updates, cool portraits! I like your heads a lot, sure it'll be better and better with time)))

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  35. #202
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Hamburg, Germany
    Posts
    599
    Thanks
    239
    Thanked 269 Times in 235 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    So many comments ._. I wonder why...
    Well, thanks to all of you.

    LordLouis: seems like we can found a club for 22 year old people! But I don't think I do my stuff with more fundamental skills. It's just my rendering that may let look like that. I really fail in the basics

    Plissken: yeah, I will go on with grayscales. I just miss colours sometimes because I'm more used to them.
    But I still don't get my own mistakes in faces... Seems like it's not possible to repeat them enough for me to understand

    Ricardo Robles: Interesting comment. Thanks!

    Lightship69: I'm an inspiration? Sound strange, I never feel like that ^^; I'm just trying to do my things if I'm able to do them. But thanks a lot for you comment and subscription!

    Samurai_Nik: there are so many good tutorials in the internet about digital painting that can you teach more than I ever could. So, just keep your eyes open and have fun

    Fallenangel: will try to do that! thank ya for visiting!

    [Rhnn]: thank you! It's always good to read, that other people may see some improvement I don't see

    p sage: Yeah, I know that your lines weren't meant as a drawing guide, but I'm just struggling so much with the whole topic of heads that I try everything to find and understand my problems. It tires me to repeat them again and again, but no matter what I tried, I was never able to figure out the real mistake that messes everything else up.
    So, I really appreciate your efforts to show me my mistakes. Even if it still feels like it will took ages until I understand and see.
    Seems like I need to go on and on with the fundamentals.

    Little-maiden: Texture is really a topic I should work on! Thanks for visiting!

    monstertree: thank you! Always glad that some people are able to see some improvement.

    in2eternity: I hope your words become the thruth!


    So, no update for a long time. And still no update now. It's not that I haven't done a thing. Sometimes I did a bunch of sketches and paintings. But I'm not feeling well and I'm not in the mood to show something even if I started this posting to do so. I'm just feeling so bad... Yeah, I can earn more money with cleaning toilets at moment than doing paintings. Means, that I need to work harder, but I don't know how. I had already used all the time I had besides my studies and my work. I'm just feeling so empty at moment. I always try to show people that I can improve, but instead I feel like I always reapeat the same mistakes and don't understand how to fix them, even if people explain them to me. I feel so stupid...
    But well, I'm sorry. I should stop this whining here.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  36. #203
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    sweden
    Posts
    1,335
    Thanks
    436
    Thanked 588 Times in 529 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    i kinda know youre feeling, and also as someone said to me in my sketchbook when i was feeling down; its allowed to, its good to get it out of you rather than keep it inside you boiling and just getting worse! sometimes a break from drawing can help you, or maybe you just need to keep pushing yourself even if it doesnt feel great atm.
    just keep working and do your best and let those ups and downs come and go as they need to. also dont forget to have fun with it, thats why we draw isnt it!
    take care and hope you feel better soon!

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  37. The Following User Says Thank You to rumpenstiltzkin For This Useful Post:


  38. #204
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Hamburg, Germany
    Posts
    599
    Thanks
    239
    Thanked 269 Times in 235 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    rumpenstiltzkin: Thank you a lot for your nice words =) It was really good to read them. I think I'm feeling better now. Some private things looked bad at the weekend and everything comes together in the wrong way... but now, everything took a better direction and I can look forward.

    Last update was nearly a month ago. That was to long D=
    Well, some digital portraits. Not all I've done, even sketched many on paper. But these are the only ones I would like to show. I hope the day will come where I start to understand the real structure of heads.
    Name:  portrait048.jpg
Views: 337
Size:  78.6 KB
    Name:  portrait047b.jpg
Views: 335
Size:  110.1 KB
    Name:  portrait052.jpg
Views: 336
Size:  104.2 KB
    Name:  portrait053.jpg
Views: 336
Size:  96.9 KB

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  39. The Following User Says Thank You to JuliaMetzger For This Useful Post:


  40. #205
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    1,532
    Thanks
    126
    Thanked 179 Times in 109 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Hey!
    Thanks for commenting my new sketchbook

    Your heads are definitely coming along better than mine.
    One little thing i would suggest is to train the form of the nose.
    Sometimes it looks wrong in my opinion.
    But beside of that fine.

    Keep going!

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  41. The Following User Says Thank You to Lukas Esch For This Useful Post:


  42. #206
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    sweden
    Posts
    1,335
    Thanks
    436
    Thanked 588 Times in 529 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    glad to hear things is going for the better!
    your portraits are coming along really well, i find heads and faces overall to be so difficult

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  43. The Following User Says Thank You to rumpenstiltzkin For This Useful Post:


  44. #207
    Black Spot's Avatar
    Black Spot is offline Pew, Pew, Pew Level 17 Gladiator: Spartacus' Dimachaeri
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    London
    Posts
    9,696
    Thanks
    3,228
    Thanked 5,370 Times in 3,593 Posts
    Follows
    1
    Following
    0
    Mainly it's the volume of the cheeks not being the same that gives that 'off' look. Hope that helps.


    I didn't think it was possible to be called an artist when you have nothing to say. It's like being a writer who publishes individual words as books and expects to be praised for it.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  45. #208
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Aachen
    Posts
    207
    Thanks
    314
    Thanked 56 Times in 22 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by Valyavande View Post
    I hope the day will come where I start to understand the real structure of heads.
    Do studies of human skulls.

    My Stuff: DeviantArt, Sketchbook
    My Tools: Gimp
    IDW
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  46. #209
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    356
    Thanks
    93
    Thanked 61 Times in 56 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    wow, just amazing works~~! Loved your ocarina photostudy on page 1!

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  47. #210
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Hamburg, Germany
    Posts
    599
    Thanks
    239
    Thanked 269 Times in 235 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Thank you all for the support!

    Maybe, this is my last posting this year. Next week, I start working on my bachelor thesis. I have to draw and paint a lot, but no way to show something.
    My last update was a month ago... I'm not sure if I'm ill or just overworked, but I'm feeling so tired everyday that even the daily life and the work I have to do are hard. Need to find out what's up. So, there's not much I can show now. I did only a very few things.
    But still I'd like to say thanks to all people who visited this sketchbook and try to help to become a better artist. Have a good time!

    This was a birthday present for a friend of mine who likes the characters
    Name:  105464.jpg
Views: 287
Size:  212.8 KB

    another silly portrait
    Name:  blubb.jpg
Views: 270
Size:  131.1 KB

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

Page 7 of 15 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 LastLast

Members who have read this thread: 196

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •