My more immediate goals are to get a stronger portfolio of ink, pencil, and digital works. With a focus on character conceptualization.
My long term are to use the portfolio to start free lance illustration.
I'm terrible with color right now, but I think my strengths are human anatomy, and gestures, I can do strong portraits but I'm hit and miss getting my work to resemble the model 100%.
I intend to become stronger all around but I still want to focus on human anatomy and character concepts.
Here's some things to get us started a few studies.
Exactly what I was going to say.
Don't be afraid to use your color picker to see how close you are either. I learned a lot by using the color picker to see how far off my value/saturation was, and eventually you can just see the right color and put it down immediately.
Trying to get drawings to look "just like the model" is also a huge oversimplification. There's a lot you have to get a grasp of in order to make a 2D drawing or painting read.
If your long term goal is illustration, representative drawings may be OK. But if you want to be able to bring artistic interpretation to your work and to draw from imagination, you'll need more tools.
okay... thanks for the input it all makes a lot of sense.
I've taken some shots from my sketchbook that I'll be trying to upload before I go to bed.
I mean I miss likeness. I understand as an artist we have so much more control over what is seen than a camera might alone. though the anatomy is sound generally you can't really look at my drawing and the model and say they look alike.
when doing an environment try to think of layers of composition. try to figure out what makes things appear bright or dark. These are all relative. if something is really bright its usually by relationship. and vice versa.
yep, good work! Black and white paintings will be good to get your values down! You have some good sketching skills, just keep working on your digital stuff and don't be afraid to spend a few hours on something! It's all worth it. Looking forward to more! Keep it up
Okay I'll start focusing on black and white paintings a little more. I've always had an issue with not going dark enough or light enough. (especially with my pencil stuff) I guess a lot of that is transitioning into my painting as well. With pencil it's because I leave a lot of the paper white and as you said Aryeh by comparison...
In any case I'll definitely be uploading more. I'm going to try and at least do one of these every day for the next 75 days. I've got to fit it into the schedule.
I REALLY want to be an artist so bad. Life and a lack of motivation kind of slowed my progress. I feel like I'm reaching a point where if I don't do it now I never will. I guess that I'll be using that fear as motivation.
It's been about a year since my last post here and I haven't drawn all that much; a little here and there. I can see (or at least I feel like) my art has regressed considerably. I will not let that phase me though.
I've started a new blog, with it I aim to focus not just on my growth as an artist and comic book writer, but also the journey there.
You've got a good start going here and the only important thing at this stage is being consistent. Theres *alot* to learn but don't get confused by what you have to learn. Just choose something and focus on it, then move on. Bit by bit.
looks like it was a false alarm. The usb port in my tablet was dead. Fortunately the second one is still working. I have to take better care of my baby. (I've named her tabitha)
Whelp more art quick one here. I'm going to spend most of the day today looking for a late night serving or bartending job... so there probably won't be a huge update in the immediate future... Attachment 1498099
I think I just got lucky on this one. it reads well small...
I also think gesture is your strong suit. Some nice designs too. One think I would do is practice building forms from simple shapes and drawing contour lines of complex shapes.
The colour picker is a double-edged sword isn't it. I also admit to using for quickly grabbing a colour sometimes. But of course a single pixel can't describe the complexity of light with regard to what is happening in a certain area of an image. So for me it's a failing point.
I'd go looking for sources of colour theory and practice mixing colours.
Thank you very much for your kind words and advice. I think I'm going to step back into black and white value studies again to help my eyes and brain understand light and tone better.
I have all but ignored gesture and it really is one of my favorite things to do when I have a pen in my hand. Thanks for taking the time to visit my sketchbook.
Thank you very much for stopping by. Your kind words make it easy to be motivated.
A few studies over the last few days. the second is my a piece I'm finishing up for my sisters birthday tomorrow. Been having a little trouble getting in "the mood" to draw, I'm really forcing it, I've gotta force myself to do more.