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July 3rd, 2011 #1
Hi there people, first the first: Im WillGreen, an Spanish, Fine Arts student and young Industrial Designer on the works.
Finally decided to start a sketchbook and with some luck fill it with pages and pages of stuff. I encourage anyone to critique, if harsh even better ,because i consider it the best way to learn.
Have a nice day!
Last edited by WillGreen; November 21st, 2011 at 11:35 AM.
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I will start from this weeks stuff on.
This are two studies i did, im still getting used to digital painting, curently having most problems with color matching, but I think im getting there.
Also a simple question, is it ok to sample colors from original pic when studying a photograph, because I avoid it but have been advised to do it
Last edited by WillGreen; July 3rd, 2011 at 05:54 PM.
July 3rd, 2011 #3
Started with Bumskee´s Digital Painting guide recommended by tehmeh (thanks!):
It was really fun to paint, I didnt have apples so heres a peach .
I think im getting closer with color matching and sampling, wich makes me happy
As said, crit and tear it apart!!
Last edited by WillGreen; August 28th, 2011 at 01:36 PM.
August 28th, 2011 #4
Ok, lets see if i can get this to post...
Heres an enviroment study i did the other day, its not near to finished, could be refined MUCH more, i know. But i wanted to focus more on values and color sampling, and in that sense im happy about what i learn.
Reference picture by Jammes Appleton.
I think next time i will use a simpler one, not so busy. BTW if you havent noticed yet its supposed to be an antartic enviroment
August 28th, 2011 #5
Yay, i can post again (apparently there was a problem when including links that head outside CA)
After the somewhat "failed" attempt at enviroments, im going bac to the very basics, so greyscale still lifes FTW
Also im getting great help with Ctrl+Paint tuts so check them, really great to start with digital painting.
Heres a few thumbs of an imaginary, Chinese Boat, in a future world, kinda like future wasteland set.
Using the modular approach shown in the blog.
PS: 3 is directly inspired by AO if youre wondering
August 28th, 2011 #6
And here are the modules,
This is a great technique, because once you have them drawn its like playing with lego really fast and you can get really different results (as you can see above).
August 28th, 2011 #7
Nice works in here!
Your ship concepts are great, I love how you achieve so different outcomes with so few lines and gradients!
I like your environment piece as well - but you might try to use some more hard edged brushes, also various sizes, that might help modeling "hard" shapes like the ice and snowy landscape. I'm no expert though!
Keep up the good work
August 28th, 2011 #8
Thank you Lyraina really appreciate the feedback .
I think the key is that, make pieces with really simple forms and then combining in the craziest ways you can imagine (following the style your aiming for obiously), that way you keep the process flowing really well, its fun and creative highly recommended!.
But as said all the credit for that goes to Matt Kohr who teaches that in his blog, I just got in love with the technique and adapted it for my own use
About the enviroment its more on the blocking in phase, but i didnt really liked how it was going so i didnt continue further but will take that in account when i try to finish something till the end, thanks
August 28th, 2011 #9
Ok, heres another study, the first of the grayscale ones im going to do (hopefuly) in a daily basis, live reference.
Its a ping-pong ball on a shot glass, painted with matte grey paint.
Would love to hear your opinions specially with this since im currently focusing on rendering and would like to hear some experienced advise.
August 29th, 2011 #10
And here comes another one, this time i introduced a bit of color, reflections and more interesting lighting, the previous one was pretty boring to do but this one was fun.
I guess it ended up ok because my brother saw me drawing and asked wich one was the photo
edit: start time 17:00 end time 19:16, ignore the first timestamp
Last edited by WillGreen; August 29th, 2011 at 02:34 PM.
September 2nd, 2011 #11
Here are a few pages from a few days, I have always had a real hard time when life drawing at the subway, park... couldnt capure the shape, got nervous... total fail. So i practised a bitof "casual" poses and clothes from pictures. Most of them are from screens from "Its always sunny in philadelphia", (its hard to sketch while laughing lol)
I still aim to make them a bit more stylized so will keep practicing.
September 2nd, 2011 #12
And here a protrait for a random russian on uniform.
For some time wanted to practice that kinda "crosshatch" lookign shading technique, and heres the result, not as good as expected, but it never is, isn´t it?
Eyes are a bit weird, but he was doing that "one eye open" expression, not captured it too good though
Also forgive any weird "expressions" you can notice since im not native english speaker and i have the feeling that im not writing 100% pefect
September 2nd, 2011 #13
And heres today study!
This was REALLY challenging, i wanted to get into color renderings finally so , the technique i used with the grayscale studies couldnt be aplied here, first shadows, bounce light... because here lighting is really "weird", not clearly defined.
And color matching gave me a hedeache.
I think its probably a really intense backlight, and some other in right front not sure though. It was Challenging but really fun, i really enjoyed making this, and finally I thought he deserved have a bit of personallity
Im happy to see that every time i see his expression i cant prevent a smile, he is having so much fun, you know it too!!! he is like "wooooooooo!!! this is awesome dude!!"
PS: If someone knows what kind of sheasell is this tell me please, because its so amazing and afaik it is real, no photoshop.
September 2nd, 2011 #14
good work! I really like how the jug turned out! The shell is also nice! I really like the color. Your technical painting skills a really good but I feel like you need to improve on your line quality in your drawings. Make smoother, longer markings. This will help it from looking stiff. Also don't go bold on all areas with your lines. Be selective when you make your bold marks. Keep it up!
September 2nd, 2011 #15
Thank you really glad you like them! yup, I also see that i need to improve a lot on sketching, its true that they look to stiff.
Im gonna put in practice your advice asap and lets see if it improves, hope that next batch of sketches looks much nicer.
Seriously thanks for the critique, not many people come here
September 19th, 2011 #16
Hi everyone, as you can see I havent updated on a while, but I have a good reasong for it.
I have been working on a web project for a few months, its a model database with hundreds of poses to practice anatomy, figure drawing, getting reference on poses... and completly free thanks to the cool photographers.
You can check it out here:
I would like everyone to know about it, so spread the word please!!
Any feedback and suggestions are highly appreciated.
Hopefully I can get to draw daily again, drawing > coding
November 20th, 2011 #17
Hi again! has been a long time, but i didnt want to update till I really commited to do it daily, and I think the date has come.
For the past month or so I have managed to sketch or paint atleast once a day, and the improvement is showing off. So my true intention is to post here atleast once a day, hope I can stick to my own words
Dumping this months sketches...
November 20th, 2011 #18
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November 20th, 2011 #21
Left one is a study from one of FrancisVallejo Sketches and the other two are self portraits in the mirror. At this point I decided to make a self portrait daily, and I have been doing it since then.
November 20th, 2011 #22
November 20th, 2011 #23
Woman figure is one of my favourite study topics! also things start to get better, this time its my bro while playing with his computer.
He can see the likeliness and everyone else identifies him at first glance
Also those are blood stains, never play with a knife near your sketchbook!!
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November 20th, 2011 #25
Liked the value study! When it comes to your portraits I'd encourage you to use some basic sighting method and also use some construction lines so that the different parts feel in place and in proportion. Keep it up otherwise!
November 20th, 2011 #26
Yeah the first ones are really bad constructed, the remaining ones are much better inmo, its when i realized I should really construct the face first (my brother one is fairly close). Wait till i dump everything and lets see if it improved!!
A few pages remaining...
And thanks for the crits!!
November 20th, 2011 #27
A quick hand (I have short fingers I know!! ) , I did while eating and another self portrait, here things are getting much better, I like this shading style but It was really slow (around 1:30-2 hours If I remember correctly).
The other thing is a random ticket I found lying around my wallet, a classmate challenged me to draw it, and to be honest "Science of the materials" is not a really fun class
My family starts to see the likeliness, not bad improvement for a week!
November 20th, 2011 #28
November 20th, 2011 #29
Some more handies.
My studies quality greatly improved in line quality thanks to this video
I started working this way and even though its a bit harder Im starting to see improvement and I like much more my sketches now.
Sorry for the ink bleeds
November 20th, 2011 #30