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August 4th, 2011 #1
book of sketches
Well I guess I had better set one of these up, here goes.
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August 4th, 2011 #3
portrait of selfness
I'm pettier in real life.
August 4th, 2011 #4
My first observation is that you should be using harder brushes (brushes high in density/opacity whatever you'd call it on what ever program you have.)
My other observation is that, for the First picture, maybe you should provide a more saturated background...? I dunno, it just looks..listless. But still a decent painting.
Keep at it.
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August 5th, 2011 #6
portrait of my gf, still getting used to painting / drawing from reference
August 5th, 2011 #7
I think you need more contrast in your values. Stronger darks and stronger lights. Try going to random images from pbase.org and selecting a few that you like. Ones that have strong values and stick out because of it. Those are the ones that catch your eye so those are the ones you want to be studying.
De-saturate the reference and work on big, confident strokes at full opacity. Don't hide from it, face it down like the demon it is and conquer it like Sanguinius conquers chaos.
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August 6th, 2011 #8
p.s - Sangi got owned by chaos. poor beggar.
August 6th, 2011 #9
my suggestion would be to refine a little more- really work out the important stuff like the eyes/mouth.
Even a little extra time on these areas can really take a painting from a good to a great piece.
:Below I spent about 1 minuet refining the left eye, just putting down more confident edges- it doesn't take much.
Hope this helps- happy sketching
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August 7th, 2011 #10
before that however, is my last piece, putting some earlier advice into play I increased my brush size and opacity and did a portrait with contrast and emotion in mind.
once gain thanks for looking in here and leaving comments and advice, I really appreciate it!
August 7th, 2011 #11
hey guys, thought I'd upload another, recently bought the Imaginefx anatomy edition and I thought I'd paint this to try to put some anatomy into play, what do you think?
-- The headhunter
August 9th, 2011 #12
today's study, its actually Tyra Banks, even though it doesn't really looks much like her.
Oh well, I was in it more for the shading practice anyway.
August 9th, 2011 #13
August 9th, 2011 #14
You seem to be going in the right direction here. Doing work like this is good for every artist.
Although you've probably heard it before, I'd advise you to look out for "muddy" values, and to try to use the biggest brush you can for the current job, then gradually go smaller, or alternating a little more. That might help with your values.
Other than that; just keep up the good work : )
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August 10th, 2011 #15
For a competition run by the student magazine I illustrate for.
Its not at what I would call a finished level, but I couldn't be bothered nipping and tucking the last few bits as I'm not really taking the comp seriously.
- And I never finish anything.
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