Jondawo: Thanks You can see the colours I chose below!
More work on this piece. Need to sort out her hands and feet and work out what I'm going to do with the fire on her hands - I don't want it to look cheesy. A fair bit more work to do on other bits, but I feel fairly proud of my progress so far . Her legs are a bit off, but I think that's something I'll have to practice for the next piece at this point.
Finished this one. I got rid of the fire on the hands and feet because I just couldn't get it to look right, and I thought ashes was a cooler idea anyway. Still not happy with the hands and feet - more practice needed here .
Some pretty poor thumbnails for a treehouse environment. I'm roughly using references while doing the thumbnails to work out various details which I think is helping me learn a lot. They look pretty bad for how long I spent on them and how drained I now feel though!
wow, the colours in the last piece is just fantastic, especially the last one. I cant crit anything but for your enviros try terragalleria.com, its where i get all mine from, really good when you cant be bothered looking hard for good ref as its pretty much an unlimited supply
DeviantART // My Sketchbook
If you have the time please show me some love and +watch or come by and check out my progress and crit me!
jondawo: Thank you very much for visiting again . That's a really good idea - will try it out!
Jaik: Thank you! That link looks really good, much appreciated!!
Busy week again this week - passed my theory test though! I did some stuff in my sketchbook but difficult to get a good quality photo of it and I don't have a scanner. I've been trying to learn about good composition, which is where I'm really struggling with environments of my own.
Below is a study from imagination, trying to use 'the golden spiral'. It might not be the best quality but I'm happy I've learnt from it .
Hi there, you have a nice sketchbook here :3 If you're worried about faces I recommend doing lots of studies of head sculls. I think that's one of the best way's of gaining experience on how to draw the head.
All over stuff looks good :] keep up the good work!
Hey Thanks for stopping by my SB!
I really like post #15, #16 and #19
you can tell the advice from peterhurman worked in your last environment, using them square flat brushes made your edges a lot better and understandable, maybe try some other textures when you've blocked in some basic colour
I watched a quick video from Feng Zhu today
(If you haven't watched any of his video's give them a watch they're really helpful),
he said it helps working from life a lot better to develop ideas because it gives you more knowledge about the way for example an 'environment' works,
but it's just a suggestion, in need to start painting myself. Keep up the hard work!
BenjaminJL92: Thank you for returning the favour! I love Feng Zhu's videos - I only just discovered them! That's a really good suggestion - something to do when it's actually light in the evenings when I get back from work!
Back to environments. This is from imagination trying to put together a lot of the things I've been learning recently (composition, how to draw the eye to the right places etc). I worked on it for 2 hours - it looks so terrible! I do feel like I'm making SOME progression though! I might continue with it and tidy it up, but I'm not sure if I should just move on to another one and practice my composition first...