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following in Androids able footsteps, Im trying this SPOD thing, to varying degrees of success. Id forgotten how hard this is! SO, here you are all, embaressing as they may be, im posting all of them so you can rip into me and tell me all the things im doing wrong! assuredly there are lots to choose from. My ADSL at home is on order, so i wont be posting everyday, but ill up load bunches of them at a time as i can.
after a few color disasters, ive decided to stick to grayscale for a while till i get a better handle on my values. once im more secure in that, ill tackle color again. baby steps, baby steps.....
i await your crits!!
April 7th 2004
April 7 2004 - 2
April 9 2004
April 12 2004
April 16 2004
whoops, some of these are a bit big. ill make em smaller from now on...
Last edited by Layil; February 24th, 2005 at 12:17 AM. Reason: updated
Good to see you start this. Just done give up!
I like the emotion you're showing on the one u did april 12th.
There is nothing wrong with using a photo to help you see things.
No one complains about life drawing,
so take a photo.
its easy, and will improve your piece greatly."
Thanks man. its hard to fight that urge to skip a day, especially when they dont come out like i want. Im gonna stick with it though, or they NEvER will.
Theres more, ive been doing them everynight, and ill get around to posting them soon, i promise!!
looking good so far. keep it up. i have been planning on doing this myself too. but time constraints on school dont permit it. im two months from graduation so ill try it after i graduate. until then keep up the good work. these have a solid status in showing your improvement along the way.
We the unwilling, Led by the unknowing, Are doing the impossible, For the ungrateful. We have done so much, For so long, With so little, We are now qualified to do ANYTHING with NOTHING!
Very Nice to see you do portrait sketches.
Having actually seen you at the WS makes the sketches recognizable.
I know it´s hard not to skip. You can do it. (not skipping that is)
I´m curious and waiting for more. Have you thought of turning your head and try to approach the other side of your face? Cause there are only left sides.
Heres this weeks bunch. Theres no SPOD for April 20th cause i was in bed with a fever, (yeah yeah, i know, lame excuse for a TRUE rabid artist :p ) and the one for April 21st is in my sketchbook and yet to be scanned, but heres the rest of em.
bbwolf: I will get more creative as time goes along, but im trying to get a better handle on one view before moving on to the rest. granted, knowing my attention span.....
jabajawoolu: its hard to find the time, but its well worth it. you learn so much. I do em right before bed, though sometimes i scramble through em cause im burned out from drawing all day.
April 17 2004
I think this one looks the most like me so far.
April 18 2004
this one doesnt look like me at all.
April 19 2004
Neither does this one. I was giving the chalk tool a test run...
April 22 2004
and this one is horrid, but oh well. we have god days and bad days. Im trying to tackle one feature at a time, and ive been having a hard time getting my eyes right, so i was focussing on that.
there ya go. have at me!
I really like the one from april 16!!! good work
Thanks toinjoints, alot of people seem to for some reason...
heres the latest:
April 23 2004
id forgotten to do one and was already undressed to go to bed, so there didnt seem to be much reason to put all those clothes back on... and i was bored of doing heads.
April 24 2004
me, EXTREEMLY pissed off after Painter crashed on my - i kid you not- like 20 times in a row. I cant figure out if the problem is painter or my shit ass wacom. time i replaced the damn thing anyhow.....
April 25 2004
The most detailed so far, done in photoshop cause painter was being a bitch.
April 26 2004
i felt like a superhero last night...
Im renaming this thread... heheh
Keep up the great work and dont get discouraged. In some of the earlier self portraits you were styalizing it tremendously which isnt nesseseraly a bad thing, just not what you wanted. You are definitly make progression from your earlier ones (not to say that they are bad). Of what is seems, it sounds like you dont have a lot of confidence in your hand to do the work. The more you paint (same with drawing or anything) the more you will trust your hand to do what it wants. You dont have to worry about it comming out not looking like you, it doesnt matter because there will always be your next drawing (or painting).
You are doing a great job, Really.
more people need to paint themselves naked! join teh movement! preferably good looking chicks! :p
there was an old master, i can't remember his name, other things had pushed it out, but i believe he was the first recorded to actually do self portraits. at anyrate, there was a master painter that had painted himself naked, pointing at his behind area and under it read, "it hurts here'. he had sent this painting to a doctor for medical advice.
This is my favoutite so far. Especially cause of the superhero character, hehehe. It really looks like you and you look like a sister or daughter to Kurt Wagner, the nightcrawler from the X-Men. Cool.i felt like a superhero last night
Heres the latest one, i think i really made a breakthrough last night, but well see how tonights goes. it may have been a shot in the dark....
jgillman: Thanks for the comments! Im not discouraged, on the contrary, im having a blast! Even the ones i hate i learn something from. I can see a definate progression from the first ones, and ive only been doing them for two weeks. i cant wait to see how ill be painting by the time i hit prague...
killing.people: lol, more naked portraits coming right up!
bbwolf: It does! rockin!
Ok, here goes:
April 27 2004
now were going places.....
Last edited by Layil; November 2nd, 2006 at 08:55 PM.
You go great girl! That last one is a blast. Breakthrough verified! (You didn´t cut your hair, did ya :eek: ?)
Have a time!
bbwolf: dont worry,. i havent cut my hair.
heres last nights offering...
April 28 2004:
Im having problems getting my nose right.
These are beautiful! Really nice studies. You managed to at least show that it is you. I love the naked sketch - like Killing.people said, more people should draw themselves naked!! The last two really look like you, they're more defined, I can't wait to see more...
That looks real nice. I can´t tell that the nose is off. Well, but I´m not as familiar with your face as you are . Inspiring, great work! Hey, now I get it. There´s a....(scrolling down) TWO pins in your ears, right? One on both sides. That´s a great idea. Now I know why you always look like an elve. :cool:
Haven't been the the SP threads in a while, didn't know other people were starting their own threads. Anyway, great to see your progress. Keep it up!
NICE! You've broken through a barrier, not that I've seen alot of your stuff but based on the things I did c in A'dam, you'rr improving rapidly. These lastest 2 are goooood!
I agree about painter. Hate it, but that's just me. Photoshop any day. Stable and fast not unstable and slow.
"To achive the impossible you have to attempt the absurd."
Hey all, back from an absence and finally with internet at home! woo!
i have, however, become *ahem* distracted by a new boy, and fallen off the SPOD wagon. *hangs head in shame.* Fotunately enough, he demands that i draw all the time, so im climbing back on. lol.
the slacking is showing, im afraid, but embaressing as it may be, im posting them anyhow.
molly: hi girl! like i told killing.people, ill put up some more nekked pics when i get around to doing them.
bbwolf: yeah, theyre my devil ears.
Groover McNab: thanks dude. keep an eye out, cause im baaaackkkkkkk!!!!
Leopoldo: Hey man! yeah, broke through and then backslid right back to where i started. But ill get there again, and then, beyond!
so, here goes nothing.
May 1 2004
Crap. tried out the whole chalk thing, going back to paint...
May 5 2004
May 6 2004
...yet more crap...
May 11 2004
...and slightly better crap. Id have even called it good, but i screwed up the eyes last minute and couldnt be bothered to fix them. Im switching from a square format to a rectangular one.
brow beating aside, what ive learned from this is several things: 1) not to take my skills for granted, cause they WILL abandon me if i dont play with them on a regular basis. 2) its easier to just sit down and paint the frikking thing than feel horribly guilty the next day for not having done it. 3) boys are great fun, but drawing is more important. heh heh... 4) um, i had more, but ive forgotten them. lol. enough yabbing, im going to paint.
May 12 2004
Nice portraits Layil, from the last ones I like the May 5 and 11 the most.
About painter crashing so often, are you sure you don't have temperature problems? It happens to me too, because painter uses the 100% of the cpu and the damn think gets too hot and crashes every 5 minutes.
hi roger: thanks. I havent had problems with painter since that fateful night. I still dunno if the problem was painter or my wacom. Heat is an interesting theory though, one i hadnt considered.
May 13 2004
slowly recovering from suckage....
You seem to be seeing the values pretty well. In my opinion though (whatever that's worth :p ) is that I think your work would benefit more from larger strokes/bigger brushes for the areas that are generally similar in value. Stuff's looking good, keep it up.
Ok, so after three odd months of SPOD slackage, im attempting to start this up again. I make no promises other than that i will do my very best to do one of these if not Every night, at least a couple times a week.
Thanks to all of you who have contacted me one way or another to ask what the hell happened. I havent a good answer, but here i am at it again.
so with that in mind... todays horribly out of practice SPOD.
July 8 2004
Its scratchy and out of focus and the left eye is the stuff of nightmares, but at least its DONE. the nudity is per request (youre welcome Davi ;P ).
Groover, youre completely right, im definately gonna try to use some bigger brushes. I have a bad habit of scribbling.
not bad for three months of not practicing. You are a tad rusty, but I'm sure that will change as you get back into the swing of things. Speaking of which,*goes off to draw until fingers bleed*
taste my dirty happiness!
thanks for doing these again(nude woot!!!!!!!!)
Grenkahn! fancy meeting you here... Lets see some ART brother!
davi: danke danke.
lets hope for another one tonight.....
Glad ur back doing ur SP again, I like watching ur progress...
April 27/28th & May12 are my favs....
I like the scratchiness of the last one, theres some movement in there, ur quite animated .....and yep the eye is scary, but I'm sure you can adjust that as and wen....
(when Davi asks for nudity, I think he wanted full frontals......)