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Things for the Spartan Challenge for this week. Was told recently my anatomy isn't so good, so it's one of my big goals this summer.
Lions are the funniest shaped cats. I can't help but think of them as bears.
Needing some desperate work on my animal anatomy, so I'm starting with lions cause I like how they sort of just... stand or run or flop. I don't know, I just think they're funny.
Not much today. A little environment I'm working on.
Quick update before I turn in.
Some minor tendinitis and a little surgery made it a bit difficult to draw last week, but I'll be picking up my slack this week.
Some anatomy studies for today. The first is 30 second gestures, the second 60 seconds.
These last four are five minute studies. I really need to learn the muscle structure more.
Some speed paints from screenshots of The Fellowship of the Ring. I really love the colors of the trilogy, and it's really eye opening to study them. The bottom one got all mucked up, wrong colors and all else. I plan to redo it once I'm a little more conscious.
really strong studies in here, i wish i cud crit you but your definitely on the right track :]
your anatomy has some nice grounding to it for sure
Thanks! I'd like to think so too, but I still feel like I'm not grasping the most important concept... whatever that may be. Just feel like I'm missing something big. Could just be me though. I'll figure it out with more practice though. x )
Haven't done as much today as I'd have liked to. Wrist started giving me trouble again, didn't even finish my 60 second gestures. Here's what I've got though.
Between work stuff and studies, I'm not getting anything personal done, which is kind of exhausting. Still, here's my 30 second and 60 second gestures, plus a neck muscle study.
Contrapposto study, first figure from imagination, the other two from observation. Also, perspective practice since it's one of my weakest areas.
Still life painting. The handle is a bit off, didn't notice till the very end. But I think my color picking is getting better.
Finally got some printer paper to work on, which is so much easier than photoshop for the simple things.
Tried some Bridgman, but studying him is a bit useless for me since I don't understand his forms. So I tried Loomis and well, got bored. I did find a really interesting picture which had the muscles of the arm drawn out which I used for the bulk of this.
Some poses from imagination, not really happy with any other than the 'jumping' one.
And then some body studies plus knee studies.
Not as much today. Spent most of it working on the perspective picture. Still working on arm muscles, starting at the lower arm, until I can identify the patterns.
Some quick layout studies from watching Avatar, and some portrait studies to loosen up some.
Not much for today. Another little environment to match the one from a few days ago. Also some grayscale compositions, but I don't like them much. It's hard to come up with things if I don't have a specific 'goal' so I'll try again with more specific ideas.
Really liking your environments and line work. It's very clean.
Thank you very much! c:
Some pretty rough designs for a personal project. They aren't there yet at all, but I do like the first one's dress.
Working on this photo study pretty exclusively right now. It's both fun and irritating at the same time since it's pretty challenging for me. I've got the boat in the wrong position right now so I'll need to fix that, and my colors are off a tad (I think it needs more green-grey).
Very inspiring! Really dig your quick studies. Nice loose line work!
Keep it up!
Thank you! c:
Update of the photo study.
Another update on this study, though I might stop here on it. The most difficult part for me is past, and I've made some pretty big errors with angles in this study. Still, I think my colors on the parts I've really worked on are much closer than they were.
First self portrait in a while, though it's from a familiar angle. I need to find a new light source and a better place for this mirror.
Wow I really like your line and coloring style in the last photoshop paintings, something I wish to develop myself
My drawing journal: http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=198866
A lot of it is just making sure you have a solid blocking in of color before you start blending, and then learning not to blend too much. Working in a 90-100% opacity range is helpful for blocking in color before moving to a lower opacity.
For that painting, I used a round, 100% opacity brush with "Transfer" and "Shape Dynamics" enabled in the brush settings. You can control the opacity pretty well with it through pen pressure, making it easy to block in and blend at the same time.
A lot of it comes with practice. If you keep at it, you'll get the hang of it. c:
You have a great stuff here!! Your life studies are amazing!!
Maybe you should try to do a full body drawing more complete, so we can see your skill!
Keep it up!
"If you really want something you can figure out how to make it happen." M. C. Escher
Thank you for commenting on my sketchbook earlier, you have really nice drawings here . I really like those arms studies. I should really do some of those, haha. Keep up the work, you'll definitely improve from your effort.
@Black Sun S., Thanks! You're right, I do need to do more full-body things. Wasn't even thinking about it for a while there.
@Nexuun and kevin_, thanks guys!
Well, here's what I've got. Not particularly happy with my haul today, but won't get anywhere without practice.
Some very quick character designs for a friend's film, a quick warm up portrait, and a speed painting which I hope to work on some more.
Going to start working on portraits so I can learn some more variety in facial features. I only looked at the reference for my line drawing. The rest was done from memory/imagination, so likeness of the original wasn't what I was after.
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