bish0p2004 - Thanks man, It's been such a pain in the ass lol, but ultimately I think it came together
Mag-Neo - Thanks for stopping by
Kerah - Man I know what you mean, and I hate sounding vague about it but you just gotta keep trying. I don't really understand color theory yet, all i'm really doing is eyeballing as best I can the colors i'm seeing. I'm rarely right on the first guess, just keep trying and eventually things start to click.
Aadie Process Video:
I couldn't sleep last night so I tackled a value study. Learned a lot during this one. Tried adding a little more texture to this one than I have in the past. Forced myself to push the darks further and to look for places to add sharp edges against soft gradients for contrast. The main lesson was to keep working on it through that inevitable frustration point where you think you have taken it as far as you know how to. Just take a break, look at something else for a bit, come back to it and you'll see things you missed earlier.
Must keep reminding myself of this.
All too often I bail on a piece when I feel like I hit a plateau. Which leads to nothing but stagnation. >_<
...oh and core shadows! ...so important.
Last edited by MBK; February 23rd, 2013 at 10:43 PM.
heeeey man! damn! should have popped in here earlier! youve got some awesome work bro! love all of those suicide girls, and that fear and loathing cap is wicked! keep it going man, your moving in a good direction!!
Wow! Amazing stuff in here, Matt. You mentioned in my SB how you have trouble with volume and balance, but honestly, I don't see it. Maybe it's because most of the things in here are photo studies, but I think you're doing amazingly well. The only piece of advice I would offer is in a few cases to push your lowest values a bit further. I wish I had your ability when it comes to digital color, though. Seriously good stuff.
I like those suicide girls, especially the pastel one. On the fear and loathing piece I was going to comment that I thought it was remarkable that you managed to get a good likeness with very little shapes http://attachments.conceptart.org/fo...1&d=1308980714 which I still think. Seems hard to get a good likeness in such a shot because some important areas are hidden behind sunglasses/caps.
Somehow I think you lost just a little of the real Johnny Depp look in the later versions, I personally prefer the first version you showed because of the rough shapes in the face. Maybe it'd be good for you to experiment with leaving some rough areas in your work, could help create focal points or make your work more interesting to look at. Or more importantly, to keep looking at. Take a look at Dave Palumbo's "Quickies" for example. http://postcardnudes.blogspot.com/ He leaves some very rough brushstrokes to make them very interesting to look at.