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mellownoiz- thx i will =) - forgot about that sketch til now lol maybe its time to finally paint it
Hey, I really liked the dog from page #1 and the Gandalf study looks good and recognizable (as in - "I recognized it was Gandalf smoking his pipe").
I don't have good advices, because I fear I might give the wrong one. But perhaps I'll try anyway - try to concentrate on improving a single problem in your ability - if you think you are bad at form and everything else is good, then work on that - REALLY HARD. That's what I do, without the REALLY HARD part
But I try! I do
Anyway good luck, I'm subbed because I do wish to see how you progress further on (you can guess what I voted now).
thx a lot kerah and i think that ill do that- good advice- i think i really want to get better at anatomy and form- those two things atm i reeeeeally want to get better at
gona post some more drawings later
How do you get a mentor on CA.org?- seen the mentoring forums and stuff but dont know how to start it and usually they're already filled
Last edited by blazingdimensions; September 8th, 2011 at 11:45 PM.
doiing stuff from the mentoring part of the site, very awesome stuff =)
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The studies look good. Do you catch up with the anatomical jargon? I never bothered, my memory is too holey for that kind of stuff
About the demon above, many of the details are obscure. Although some of the things look "right", but the overall structure seems confusing. To me it seems like you've tried to use techniques you've not quite yet mastered or are prepared to use at all, like that secondary (reflected?) bluish light. Although who knows, maybe dipping your toes deeply in that stuff early teaches you the ropes faster? I don't know.
About the ball and light study, it looks so hasty I cannot even put words to it. Take your time, you even hurried so much to put your (awesome & impressive) signature on that study that you got the lines of the light that defines that shape of that shadows pass through the ball itself... maybe you had other aims for that study, but those are unclear to me. Focus, take your time.
I'm sorry if I'm being harsh, if you're not into criticism let me know. I do try to help and I'd like you to take your time drawing and think over what you do BEFORE you do it - how do you represent this square with a light coming from that angle? how does that night city's lights reflect upon a nearly calm sea water near it?
Sometimes you go with the flow of the drawing and sometimes you must think and plan and sketch thumbnails and such, mostly because you want to learn and not just create stuff at the level you're at.
Hopefully this is taken with a warm attitude that yearns for improvement.
p.s- have you tried using bigger brushes in whatever software you're using for your drawings? Your works seem to be comprised a lot from smallish brushes.
Last edited by Kerah; September 11th, 2011 at 12:30 PM.
andres333- thanks a lot man that site is awesome! lots of very valuable advice
Kerah- thanks for your advice man and looking at my sketchbook- ya sometimes i have very little time to do the art stuff in between homework and school stuff, ya and the demon im basically just going at it with what i envisioned it even though i dont really know what the heck im doing =P- been starting to do a lot more thumbnails and sketches for my drawings and will do many before i make something- none of these above are like that more like alla prima in a way lol- and i love any criticism i can get thx again and btw is it better to use bigger and harder brushes most of the time?
last night i did a 20 minute acrylic painting of my hand- skin colors can be difficult- il post it in a lil bit =P
Work with Big brushes ,yes. When I had a tablet I favored the softer brushes rather than the hard ones for most of the work. See how those fit you.
I haven't used photoshop with a tablet for over a year now and going to buy one soon because I really need one if I want to continue to progress. Therefore not going to meddle with advising you on this subject much due to lack of experience myself.
As you see, this green jello man has some problems. A lot of stuff trying to jump at my eyes right away as I look at it, the colors you tried for shadowed parts, parts, light parts and reflected light don't mix altogether well.
You've caught some of the shape of the 3D shape of this jello man, especially I like how you did his left arm and the fist. Looks good, although the coloring isn't "smooth". Softer brushes can perhaps help you make a softer transition from one shade to another.
Try adding that extremely concentrated reflected light last, and spare using it
BTW, not sure what's going on with his right hand. I can identify what seems like a thumb but what's the rest of it?
I have more, but I'll just save it for later maybe. No point of throwing out more than one can chew.
went over this a little bit played wit colors and stuff- just something for fun- have an acrylic study that i spent a few hours on that im gonna post in a lil and lots of pen drawings
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hopefully gonna scan in a ton of drawings tomarrow =P
lots of stuff- few of them are doodles at school, the hand is a timed 20 minute painting etc
Last edited by blazingdimensions; November 13th, 2011 at 05:58 PM.
heres some mores sketches:studies, doodles, life drawings, etc
Last edited by blazingdimensions; November 13th, 2011 at 05:59 PM.
going to do some still lifes, copy a frazetta painting for my art tutor and a few digitals and anatomy studies
thx dog-faced ya starting to get back to more studies when I can, as i keep improving also trying to use the things i learn through studies in my sketches and concepts
great anatomy studies mate! nice to see you working hard. for a suggestion, if i may, your paintings seem to be a bit muddy (and this is a problem i also faced with and I still do). You should do some paintings that are posterized. if you use incorrect values or temperature of colors in a local area, the painting tends to look muddy. for example try to do something like this keeping the the right colors,values,and temperatures in the correct area tends to make the painting more easy to read. Hope that helps! I like that you are working hard, keep it up!
yogeshj25- thx man ill try to do something like that, btw thx for checking out my SB man, any crits are always welcome
up next im gonna try to put up a really detailed acrylic metallica painting ive been working on for about a week, more of an actual piece that I like hope to get some feedback on - most of the things on here now especially at first are basically just sketches now getting up to the real stuff if that makes any sense.
finished this bear anything u think i should add?
so basically one night my friend told me the name of his band and this came up in my head idk just a quick concept of a cool cover for it
Last edited by blazingdimensions; November 14th, 2011 at 12:53 AM.
heres this piece
Last edited by blazingdimensions; November 13th, 2011 at 06:01 PM.
Hey man, thanks for stopping by.
You're off to a cool start here, as other people have said, keep at the core-skill studies, and try to resist rushing through them to get onto a cool concept painting : )
The tree/orc/ lantern guy: I like that you're pulling in lighting from both the sky, and the lanterns, this is an opportunity to find some ref for studying, and then apply it straight into that current painting.
Keep it up : )
maths82- thanks a lot man- yah ive been trying to work on that painting for a while and i think some ref could really help. definately gonna try to put in a lot more studies especially need to work on anatomy and such
heres part of a large acrylic painting ive been working on- took the pic with my phone actually looks a lot better especially the details and stuff.
there's some really inspiring stuff on this site, hopefully one day ill reach that level of expertise =P well heres some gesture sketches from life and a hogarth study that was drawn too lightly
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