Your work is an inspiration.
Your work is an inspiration.
I am going to be amazing! .
Thanks man, I think that's an overstatement, but really, thanks. I'm humbled by that.
Three studies and a shit landscape. I have to start using reference during the landscapes I do from imagination, because if I don't I end up being lazy.
I'll be gone for about a week. As always, if you have any questions, or want any help then just send a message my way and I'll answer them.
Here are some quick studies of hands:
It was high time that I started on some actual illustration work.
The Moon ritual one turned out really dark compared to what I see in photoshop.
What causes this, I don't know. Doesn't help that I'm garbage at night scenarios
I've been busy with work, in real life, the kind that actual pays the bills.
Also, in the middle of that, I acquired some kind of mystery disease that happens
to induce massive amounts of pain in the evenings so...Not much that I've produced.
Although I've done these things a looong while ago, so, enjoy.
Keep up the great work!
I'm honoured that you took the time to critique and look over my work, considering your own skill.
TOOOOOOOOOOOOOFFFFFFFFFFEEEEEEEEEEEERRRRRRRRSSSSS Great stuff I love it all.
D:::::: I'm sorry to hear about your pain... it only occurs in the evening though?
I hope you'll be able to find something to ease the disease
I'm looking forward to your posts as well. I always enjoy them
Thanks! And no problem. We're all here to learn, man.
Yeah, it was some kind of virus that's been making the rounds 'round Norway now, apparently. I got a painful strain, without fevers.
Mostly gone now; maybe I was lucky.
Thanks for the concern, and the compliments : )
Thanks a lot!
Haven't done much.
I love the fish eye effect on the plains. It looks kind of desolate and stretchy, with awesome colours and great texture.
Keep up the greatness, and thanks again for sharing.
I'll keep sharing, no worries
I've done a couple Virtual Plein airs and some sketches, but nothing major. I keep putting off painting, which is bad; it means I'm out of the habit...hmph, needs to be fixed. In other words, I've recorded some videos of my paintings, so I'll upload some of them and post them here later.
Hey dude, thanks for coming past my sketchbook, I dig your advice about using reference for specifc thangs. Tell me about it…knees and elbows – fuck that shit!
Your sketchbook is freakin awesome man! Your use of colour, stroke economy and brushes is worshipable. Now, I know there Isn’t a secret to doing it, you’ve just worked damned hard at it. Can you offer advice for how to develop these things – I lack in them, I tend to lock my transparent pixels then render the shit outta stuff - using the colour picker- using the eyedropper to recycle already laid down colours– and it sucks…feel like im getting somewhere but missing things. Do you think I should spend a few months doing nothing but 30 min film screens/still lives/landscapes and just letting rip and experimenting to develop my colours and brushes?
Also was wondering, when you choose your colours, do you use the colour palate with the sliders only, or do you open up the colour picker?
Your work is real tight but id hate to be rude and leave a post here without some sorta crit! So ill say that for some of your illustrations, you could maybe render more tightly the focal points. Something I’ve observed about one of my Hero’s (Justin Sweet check him out!). Might enhance your work compositionally, I attempt it from time to time, but not in the habit, tried it on my last piece but got my ass kicked anyway!
Take it easy brah!
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I love that you throw out a variety of stuff and seem to keep trying different things. It's a really good way to improve when you're at that level, I bet.
No problem, man, I'm here to help. I think I heard something similar from Olly Lawson/tehmeh a while ago, so I'm not sure if that's just me being super clever.
When it comes to stroke economy and the brushstrokes I make, don't think I do that on the fly. The things you see here have been worked on over several "passes". What I can give for advice though is to stop giving so much of a shit about it. Render things to the point where you see what it is decently, but not too much, then use some smooth brushes on full opacity with a mix of color-picked colors and stuff you've color-picked but offset in hue/saturation slightly. BUT! don't just wildly stab at it, take two seconds, think how the stroke is going to pan out, and how you're going to be able to do the most amount of work with the least amount of strokes. Try to use a couple of different brushes, with some light textures; nothing too crazy though.
To get the grasp on this I'd recommend studies of various things, it doesn't matter though. Try to incorporate it into regular studies.
For my colors I use the color picker and the hue/value/chroma sliders on the side. I'm pretty lazy on colors though, so my advice there you should take with a grain of salt.
Thanks for the critique, man, I should get more of those--and it's true too! To be honest I'm usually too distracted to think of that, but I'll try to fix it!
Thanks for everything said, man.
Thanks! I try to mix it up, but I'm not too good at it. I should really do more stuff.
These past days I have been struggling a bit to find what kind of things I am able to do, what I'm comfortable with etc. For a while now I've been having some sort of art-related crisis every other week or so, and it's getting to be grating. Never am I able to create what I want to do, and I have to settle for second-rate artwork, that I know I can improve. Just maybe am I at the end of this massive pile of horse shit, and maybe I'll get some confidence back.
I have another one I'll post next time, since every post can apparently only ever have one video...what the hell, man.
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