Thanks for the compliment Egg0, i'll keep track of your SB and critique when i can as usual
Hoping to do a lot more art, i've dropped the ball a bit lately.
Reading through Villipu again and spent some time on a Digital Study, i decided not to finish it because the drawing was so messed up. But i did learn quite a few things. I need to remind myself to not move out of the drawing stage so quick. Make my strokes count as opposed to just wildly going across the canvas. Still need to level up my digital really bad!
Thanks for the post, i got an E-mail alert and it reminded me to get back into this, lol.
Diablo 3 kind of sucked me in, been neglecting the studies a bit. here's a master study of Corbet and also some random stuff, trying to get back into study mode.
The 2 apples are nice except for the shadow - shadows are tough and are a study in themselves. Don't neglect them as they hold everything together.
Thanks Mrs. Spot, i'll be hitting up some value and shadow studies for awhile.
To late, already lost time xD... i better stay away from games for awhile.
Burnt myself out on D3, going to try and not get sidetracked again o_o. My brain is like totally melted from that gaming spree, gonna be sticking to the books for awhile xD
Few studies from the path week or so. Not including all the horrible pages of gestures. I've been having huge problems working from imagination. That D3 binge really rotted my head. Sticking to photo, life and book studies for awhile.
Started on a Still Life, it's a blue/orange complimentary setup. I'm getting pretty familiar with pastel colors now. Wanted to try a different approach to color application on the glassware. Working on the folds, fruit and small details today to finish it off.
Then a material study, i really suck at armor and folds, i'll be doing a few of those for awhile.
Also a doodle page, i haven't doodled in so long, it was nice just chilling and drawing whatever :3.
Last edited by Ixallus; June 19th, 2012 at 05:38 PM.
That's a great doodle page. Keep fighting the good fight buddy. Don't
worry about hitting the imagination block. It happens to the best of us.
Using that opportunity to do studies is probably the best solution in
my opinion. You'll soon be stoking those creative fires again.
Pastels are fun to use. The orange in that last one has some nice form to it. Cross hatching is a good way to mix the colours without losing that sparkle pastels can bring.
A large tree trunk size, full with autumn aroma inspirational aspiration
you have unleashed upon us, with your latest berserk power. The
eminent approach and the high excelling shine within your traditional
paintings and drawings, is something to yet be analysed. You have
that look, the strange aorta in your head, which gives you these impulses
to be awesome in every aspect, creating fascinating angles, and unexpected
fantastic results. Not a single fax machine on this blessed globe could not
handle the message and subconscious waves that you are transferring to
our natural receptors. My highest opinion goes for your latest creations,
you do not stop, you never stop doing what you are doing, cause
by ceasing your activities could develop a cosmic unbalance with
a catastrophic results of the largest measures.
Thanks mike, i think i'm starting to feel the juice flowing again. I need to remind myself not to drop my sketchbook for such long periods of time.
Oh very helpful tip, i'm still learning some interesting ways of applying it. Figuring out how to texture has been a bit of a nightmare.
Thank you for the compliment
Always a pleasure hearing from you LP, it keeps me going. I finished off that pastel by adding more detail to the folds in the background. Then really punching those highlights out some more on the glass to give it the finishing shine.
Here's some more stuff, mostly doodles. Also school is wrapping up and i have a pretty light summer load of classes, lots of updates coming!
Looking good. Not much else I can say, as your fundamentals are coming along nicely and you seem to have a good touch with the pencil. Your pastels look promising too, would love to see more of those!
Hi ixal just had a look through ur sketch book and i was thoroughly impressed. Great stuff! especially the gestures v fluid...
neways i think the main thing to work on is EDGES. if u make this a priority ur art will take a giant leap . learn about soft, firm and hard edges then apply to figures etc
Pretty dominant performance, da still life is bringing
the heat on in mid winter time. Throw some shadows under
that orange and under that big red thing, they deserve
some shadows, shadows do not come for free, but they
definitely deserve the price. You just be consistent with
the dynamic pose practice, cause it will pay off in the end.
The last abomination like creature is scary and he is in an
undecided position, he wants to go down, but he wants
to go up at the same time. He is a spooky big
freakish surprise for the Christmas elder choir,
which will just about to meat him.
I'm in two minds about putting a shadow under the orange object. You could go 2 ways - exact still life or total light dissolving the objects like Degas. Whichever, you need to be bold and wreck a few pictures.
We need an update man....
Stuff came up again, now comes the task of oiling the gears and getting rid of the rust :|
Anyhow, going to be doing a lot of figure/book studies for the next few days trying to remember this stuff. It's been awhile since i even opened up my sketchbook.
BACK TO IMPROVING!
I have to tell, you have oiled up your gears in the right direction.
You see, there are not many of us active now, and your reinforcement
came as a shower for Conan in the desert. In the moment when he
was tied up to that big tree, and the birds was trying to eat him alive.
Your majestic comeback will be celebrated, your drawings shine
like headlights in the fogged night. Let's work now and
bring some magic to this world.
Andddddddddd, theres the improvement. nice mon ami.
How long do you spend on those anatomy studies? They're really good, expecially the bottom left one. Stop leaving out the hands and feet though, if you wonna get better . I tend to do that myself.
"back to improving" and improving you are, though Id like to see more from you, Mr!
School is starting to let up a bit, going to put my face to the grindstone again. Lots of studies inc... also i'm reluctantly posting up my shitty oil paintings here, maybe Mrs. Spot can lend me a hand or something? i think i might be the worse one in my painting class. Oil just bleeds around like a bitch, i can hardly control my line quality at all, maybe i'm mixing wrong.
awesome studies dude! those stills look good too, keep building on that anatomy, that thing about isolating muscles per group its the best way to get all that knowledge into your head, also remember to apply the studies so everything sticks, keep up the awesome work!!
Those are some outstanding oil paintings, I think that you
presented some new way how light blends through glass, and
all those hardly understandable atoms which floats in the everyday
air, is surely visible through the smallest bits and pieces of your paintings.
I was up to criticize you, cause of not updating so frequently, but now I
realize that you’ve been working hard and diligently all day long, even
when not updating. Each morning your mirrored backflash, saying words
of improvements, huge neon signs, saying that your evolution is more than fine.
I admire how you started understanding the female breasts and its shape and
weight. I think that you are on the right road to become a unique unbeatable
high stone statue. You will be famous and there will be statues of your
character all over the world, infront of schools and museums.
You just stay consistent, strong and work hard.