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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 4th, 2011 #5
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
A study which I decided to colour, what do you think?
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.
August 11th, 2011 #16
what started as a page of warmup sketches kinda ballooned into a full on portrait. - I like to think he is the dejected king of a ruined people.
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August 11th, 2011 #17
Loved the space marine in post one! I am to bad at drawing to come with any advice though. But I can say keep up the great work!
My Sketchbook http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho....php?&t=307367
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August 11th, 2011 #18
hi, thanks foe dropping
the portraits are nice, but you should focus on color blocking
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August 11th, 2011 #19
colour blocking eh? I haven't actually heard that before. (yeah I don't get out much). I presume you me that I need to pay more attention to my placement of colour? yeah, I'm pretty shaky on colour
but here is an illustration for a student magazine called the Pelican, in Perth, WA, based on the London riots.
-- it probably needs another ten to twenty percent of work done on it, to bring out the features on the face and fix up some tone, but I thought I'd put it up anyway
August 11th, 2011 #20
an old sketch I found on my drive, probably drawn during a law lecture. I love it for some reason.
one day Ill make it into a painting... one day.
August 15th, 2011 #21
got back from a camping trip today, din't have enough energy for an honest study so I decided to do a quick sketch.
I think ill do some blending on the tone tomorrow to try and hide my horrid round brush. might even try to find some reference and colour it.. but probably not.
August 17th, 2011 #22
I love how in sketchbooks you can see people becoming better and better with every post. Loving your stuff man. My 2p would be to do some anatomy studies and add even more contrast. Some highlights are almost completely white and they really bring the image out.
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August 17th, 2011 #23
I'm busy with some illustrations at the moment, but once I have them out of the way I will definitely get some anatomy and value studies up here
August 18th, 2011 #24
hey guys, time for another upload. As is seeming to be usual for me this one is a warmup sketch that turned into a portrait of an old man and a study in facial expression and lighting..and colour (reflection and temperature)
I was going to post the undersketch, but I wont, as it doesn't really say much, allot changed halfway through when I flipped the image....
like allot of my images, it looks ok at a squint but doesn't hold up to close inspection. I think the only way to really remedy that is to spend more time and be more careful with my strokes, which is a bit at odds with my natural level of patience. so I guess Ill have to do some retraining there...
my feeling at the moment is that I like this.. but my Girlfriend was Thoroughly unimpressed, so I dunno, maybe it will look like shit in the morning?
aand a repost of the space marine who used to be at the top of the thread but got kicked so the thumbnail would change
aaand some illustrations for a student magazine at my home university.
firstly, two for an article on immortality, should be pretty easy to interpret, the second on looks a bit too much like he is standing in a vagina, next time ill remember to have the curtain not fall that way.
aaand one on the decay of Italy generally. - not as good as the others as I got this one to do at the last minute.
August 19th, 2011 #25
Le space ship
basically just concepting for an indie game.
man, I have a headache.
April 1st, 2012 #26
Its so Beautiful
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April 3rd, 2012 #27
April 28th, 2014 #28
Hey guys, I haven't put anything here in two years, I guess it will be interesting to see if there is an improvement?
I'm trying to get more serious about my art so I should be putting more stuff in here soon, studies and the like - keeps me honest. This is just a bunch of stuff that was at hand, there is probably more lurking on my machine and more still in my sketchbooks
Feedback is appreciated, quite willing to reciprocate