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Oh.. how do I get to be the first.. again? Keyth?
Here 1 December (Romanian National Day :p)
It's a crap.. I know...
Well boys & Girls.. don't be shy... keep em coming! :chug:
old series two weeks ago I never posted.
behold the crap... just thought I'd put my merriment to foul up december too
and some that are not daily self ports
last one wont upload, its my favorite, figures
does anyone have places where I can do easy uploads besides image magician?
Bah beaten to first post :/
Oblio: Good work on the reflections in thouse eyes
Ironspy: Doesn't look like crap to me. Nice work
This one is a bit of a quicky as got home late and need to get to bed. Here it is and night night all.
I total forgot it ways the first of december! I just reformated and install xp again (I was giveing me trouble) If I had know i would have done one instead of reformating!:mad:
Well tomorrows better be good then
I am an uber-nerd, made up of the parts of lesser-nerds....
So I got a little excited about Thunderdome #4...
bloody eyes took me forever and thery'r still not quite right :/
it;s Oil Pastel with 35 pct opacity in Painter7
Last edited by faB; September 20th, 2004 at 04:50 PM.
Someone's been watching Triumph...I adore Triumph....Originally posted by Agpaoa
I am an uber-nerd, made up of the parts of lesser-nerds....
i made it back to school and whipped this up quick, it was kind of a struggle to get back to doin this after taking 5 days off!!! but i forced myself to do a quick one
fab: that one looks great, i think the eyes look just fine, nothing wrong with them. i've been struggling with each and everyone one i do to get my proportions and placement right...sometimes i have to do 3 or 4 before i can get it right!
lionel: it looks good, i like the expression, i'm tryin to ease myself into portraits with varied expressions
agpaoa: looks cool, i think for being metal though it should have some sharper edges and shadows.
ironspy: those look great, i really like the 3rd one down, great line work on it
oblio: like lionel said , the reflections are great. i didn't really notice until i read lionel's comment.....great work
! phenomenal 505 Posts in the Novemberthread !
Thats really great, lets try to get as much or more in the December one.
And nice work in the new thread!
Oblio, nice colors!
Ironspy, all really great and have its own mood in it!
Only the nose in the last one is a bit too purple
Lionel, why you look so damn stupid this time?
But as good as every time.
faB, really great one, I believe its you!
Here is my new one, tried a new pose and mimic, hope you like it as much as i did.
May the colors be with you.
Triumph for President of the World, please...
ZippZopp- you're right about the metal rendering, but the thing is, my reference was an old scuffed-up T2 action figure (ie; a plastic DOLLY).
Trying to render proper chrome probably would have added an extra five hours to my SPOD time (which I try to keep to about an hour, at most).
Anyways, enough of my excuses...
I think I'll break out the tiny mirror again. It's a good way to get the weird close-up shots. I like your latest, Zippzopp, for that reason.
Duracel- Awesome light sourcing... you are clearly the living dead.
i've got one cooking. i had to take a mega break from the spod's. i felt as though i was getting stale....then thanksgiving hit. ugh!:p .
thanks for setting up the Dec thread Obie!!!
lionel: I like your last one, it seems to have more life to it than your others
Last edited by Mr.Brian; December 2nd, 2002 at 03:26 PM.
alright you maggots:p . nice job folks. once again thanks to OB for....well being OB.:p been spending a little more time coming up with other drawings/concepts n'stuff for the ol'portfolio.
keep'em com'n folks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
and that's why I did a portrait with santa claus' cap today.
@Oblio - especially like the blue and green background very much. Thanks for your reply on what GBA is! Probably I'm really getting old...
@Ironspy - I like the variety of your portraits. The umbrella watercolor one and the last one are my favourites.
@Lionel - whoa, another one with a friendly expression! The lower lip doesn't read too well, there's a too dark spot on the teeth in the left half and a tooth seems to get over the lower lip in the right half. Can you see what I mean?
@faB - yes, your right eye is way too small
@Duracal - your upper head (Hinterkopf) seems too long. It looks like you felt really really sick. So I think you accomplished your mission, didn't you?
@keyth - good, as usual
Agpaoa: Wow thunderdome stuf already. Shouldn't you wait till just before the deadline
faB: Wow another really nice one
ZippZopp: Always is a but of a strugle getting back into it but every one you do makes it easier
Duracel: Stupid is as stupid does
Mr.Brian: You make it look so easy. I love the economy of your marks
keyth: Your back !! yey
jester: Your damm right about the lip. I painted it in a real hurry. Love the folds in that cap. You look a little miserable in that one.
Finally reached portrat number 50 . I though I would color this one as it is my 50th but will start doing some monocrome ones tommorow to do some serious work on my proportions.
well the day came and i went. now im stuck WRITING posts until who knows when. ah well...at least i can appreciate everyone else's work, and banter some about there's (agpaoa, render RENDER RENDER the chrome!)
great stuff from everyone, especially that first post from oblio.
everyone else, you all kick@$$ too. even you justin.
Arin Ringwald - Student of Illustration and Design
Hi im new here, iv been doing sps every few days for a couple months but didnt have a host before so couldnt upload them. I have a bit of a short attention span so I can usually only manage one half finnished pic every 2 days.
heres yestrdays, im reall happy with it, i spent longer on this one.
btw im mixed european/chinese and no thats not a wig i just got out of the shower
todays attempt.....i had a blast painting it, but the proportions are a bit off i think, some parts don't look like me enough, but i had a great time painting it.
duracel: i really like this most recent one. i love the expression and the way you painted it is fantastic! excellent job
mr brian; cool style...i like the way you've painted this one
keyth: good stuff! one of these days i'll do one of me with the headphones on!
jester: love the hat!! nice job. i really think there is something you did wonderfully with the eyes...i'm not sure what it is, but they look great
lionel: great portrait. i really like the color and rendering of the cheek area to the jaw line....really well done
cellbound: nice job...i like the color selection, and i think the hair looks pretty damn cool, nice job, looking forward to seeing more
Heres mine for today, its from the set of pics i took, It's quick because it was late, and lately find i kind of put them off till the last minute for some reason.
Lionel some SERIOUS improvement on that last one! value wise everything seems more tied together, with a clear light and dark side and a clear light source, watch the eyebrows you still draw those like an arc, the corners of the mouse usually extend slightly past the nostrils on each side, it may be a little small on this portrait, otherwise good job!
ZippZopp good light and strong shadows, for the likeness, try to paint the areas of light and shadow, similar to what you did, but do not draw the features and paint around them, instead paint the areas of different values, and let the feature appear from the volume that is described by the areas of light and shadow
Hexal if you can, use a mirror it will give you the freedom to look closely, turn your head, and watch the light and shadow move around the face as you turn your face, and watch the silhouteete of your face in the mirror at different angles.. it should help you understand the form and the values better than from a flat image.
jester nice rendering of the creases and volume of the hat, as for the face it tilts to the right, and there's a bulge on the forehead, for the 1st imagine a veritcal line while you draw it to help with that tendency we have to lean on one side while drawing, for the latter, you could draw a few skulls, or draw the negative shape to get the correct outline of the face, i.e. draw the empty space outside as if it was solid and the face was a 'hole' in it, the other side of the line if you will, that helps to get some shapes right sometimes and also it helps to get over the 'symbols' of the eye/mouth etc because the negative shape itself has no existence so the brain does not tell you hopw to draw iit and instead you rely purely on what you see.. that's the theory anyway I should use it so much more but always forget to!
something different.. I LOVE this, this is incredibly fun, I use the Scratchboard tool in Painter 7, but anything that will make a variable line weight will work
it doesnt look much like me these are 1st shots, maybe I should do like real inking, and do a layer below with pencil sketch first... hmm..
Last edited by faB; September 20th, 2004 at 04:51 PM. Reason: (checking my old ftp..)
Jester you have just made my day. You were ahead of me.
Here is what I was planning to tell you.
As you know, there are several other art-sites doing SPOD’s.
But we can show them the real thing. We hang around CONCEPT ART – so why not to try and make our portraits in this spirit?
I was planning Robot SP’s but Jester surely made it better. So…
Let’s make Santa concepts using our faces as reference
What do you say?
And the we’ll think of another theme.
So… excuse my robot. Next.. Oblio will make a new Santa Concept.
PUT SOME IDEEAS ON IT!!!
I know it might seem hard for you but I dare to try – if I can so should you.
Remember – I’ve started drawing only 4 months ago.
I’m looking for Lionel’s concept, Retro’s, and other “traditionalists” to come and kick my butt!
Here is Sunday night's one, a Duracellian study using ballpoint pen, faB's inspiration
and monday nights one, I was soo tempted to put in bright orange highlights but then for blending purposes as faB suggested I avoided the contrasting colour.
comments later ...
Sorry I missed yesterday. I was way too stressed to do an SP, so I spent 4 hours last night sketching my dogs Spunky and Clyde. Probably the most relaxing drawing session I've done in a long time. I tried to carry over some of that relaxation to tonight's SP.
I also picked up Oil Painting Secrets from a Master as well and I'm going to practice David Leffel's concepts on the wacom until I get my oils this Christmas, then I'm going to drop the Wacom for awhile and just paint in oils. Anyone who doesn't have this book, this thing is an excellent read, a lot of great advice and approaches towards oils.
This one was a pain for me tonight though, I struggled with it for 2 hours, then the last hour I spent on it was very relaxing as I finally hit my groove. Overall a very satisfying night. Now I need to get back to animation homework Comments for everyone tomorrow night, great work everyone.
zip, thanks for the welcome :p
herees for the 3rd, a full size.. man i hate doing lips
@ FAB- I do use a mirroir, its just i got a hold of a digital camera and i took like six pictures and i was just drawing from thoses a bit.
miasmak both are cool, one can see you spent some time looking before drawing, in the first one each of the faces has some interesting shapes and details, in the second one it's quite an improvement over your previous sp imho, very nice actually, clear light and shadow, there's a slight impressionistic feel to it, eyes are good. well, for the color I think what I was pointing out in the last one was that there was some green along with two other main colors so the green didnt mix too well, here you use 2 colors basically it works better, your shadow colour is more blue than green, so in fact if you used orange it may have worked just as well, but the effect is different
I admire you guys for being able to pop out an sp every single day. I didn't touch a pen/pencil for weeks, so it's all back to learning it again.
Did some weight-lifting tonight (to keep myself in shape and prepare for the stuffing Xmas dinners ) and thus my hand wasn't as steady as usual. Another Santa Claus cap drawing, this time in 3/4 view (which I did the first time tonight, quite difficult actually!). I know that the neck is too wide.
@Lionel - I wasn't satisfied with my rendering of the cap, that's probably why I looked a bit miserable. Didn't really feel bad, in fact I'm in quite a good mood currently, since I decided to start my own business and preparing all the stuff for it - it's good fun. So you're also heading for No. 50! Today's my 49th! And it seems that one still runs into the same old mistakes... check the width of your mouth, it always looks too small.
@Cellbound - welcome! It shows that you hate lips! Just keep trying!
@ZippZopp - very impressing lighting. This distracts from the off proportions effectively! And thanks for the praise, as I said to Lionel I wasn't satisfied with my drawing of the hat myself, but it seems that it's not as bad as I thought.
@Hexal - one can see that you are working on it. Just a tip: Try blind contour drawing for once - you'll be amazed at how much you'll see and draw when not constantly checking the result and being frustrated. There may be no likeness but you'll learn a lot from this exercise.
@faB - negative shapes... I remember that... comes from the same Betty Edwards book as the tip I just gave Hexal. Why is it always that one thinks of such stuff when suggesting it to others but constantly forgetting when drawing? Thanks for digging out that hidden knowledge in my brain. Great expression studies!
@Oblio - I didn't expect such a reaction from anybody! But it really is a great idea, it helps the permanent posters to try something new and the new ones to relax and go wild. I'll try that robot/cyborg approach soon! And I've got some more ideas in the attic...
@miasmak - good studies. I just learned myself that it's helpful to keep the spaces between the lines evenly spaced in crosshatching - I'll try that soon, how about you?
@Blackhawk - I really admire how you are working with the digital oils and am very sure that you'll love the real thing (my Mum does!). It's only a pity that this stuff dries only slowly and we'll have to wait ages until you scan it and post it. Oh, hang on a moment... I hope you have a digital camera!
@taff - great stuff! Some look like ancient sculptures.
I just could bring myself to do a self portrat this evening :/. *sigh* think I will go to bed early and get more energy tommorow.