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September 21st, 2011 #1
I humbly ask for your guidance, so please don't hold back.TIA!
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From imagination, gotta have my imaginary eye checked
My favorite things of all time (Thumbnails )
An EoW concept, elemental dragon hatchery (Earth)
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September 21st, 2011 #3
Some of those hands are really good. Good proportions and gesture, nothing beats good drawings of hands!
Your doing a lot of stuff so you cant really go wrong. Just keep working hard and doing whatever you find hardest and youll improve!
Keep it up! Good start too.
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September 21st, 2011 #4
@ PHATandy, thank you so much!
You're right, tho sometimes I feel like I'm all over the place jumping from one thing to another.
Some more stuff, 40 min speedpaint based on the fear of falling....or something. I wanted to play with some textured brushes.
1 hour speedpaint inspired by Assassin's Creed (I'm addicted to that franchise)
September 22nd, 2011 #5
Hey e-nat thanks for stopping by my sketchbook. I think you are on the right track here. The figure sketch of the woman in the dress is my favorite of yours so far. Keep working on gesture drawings, value, color studies daily. When doing thumbnails try to think of them in shape and value instead of line. You have some good compositions but at its base composition is a pattern of light and dark shapes, so its good to get in that mind set from the start. Doing a bunch of little comp studies from life just blocking in value can help you progress quickly. Keep on posting and I'll check back in
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September 22nd, 2011 #6
@ Ninjac, you're definitely right. Thinking in terms of form/value instead of line is my greatest weakness. I should do more value and color studies! Thanks for the suggestion and the comment, I hope I'm doing this right
Value studies from photos. Done this evening, 5 mins each. Theme = Island/sea. I struggled with bounce light on the water, will have to research it more.
Some older thumbs (one month old)
One minute hand studies from photos, done today.
Life drawing, done a couple of weeks ago.
Fashion photo study of shop mannequins, done yesterday. (I pity the one on the right, bad proportions are bad)
Quick character design, also done yesterday.
Preliminary sketch for a commission (Paint tool SAI)
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September 23rd, 2011 #7
Critiques super welcome!
Value studies, 5 mins each Theme= Forest
1 hours speedpaint
1 hour. I copied the colors from the source photo, so this study might not count completely Next time I'll try to select the colors by judgment.
I started the evening with these, 1min and 2 min gestures warmups (pixelovely)
Fashion blog/ mannequin studies, the next step is to go a bit more in definition!
Stuff from my sketchbook
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September 27th, 2011 #8
Recent stuff (this evening)
5 minute values, theme= man made structures
Warmups, 30 second gestures from posemaniacs. I struggled with these, I should do ten times more gestures
15 second lower body studies.
1 minute gestures from pixellovely
older stuff (left= from observation, right = Barbara Bradley book)
Shirtless character concept mmmm, and my avy
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September 29th, 2011 #12
I LOVE your life drawings and your characters! Really wish I could draw like you, but my sketches always come out fugly. Oh well I'll keep trying. Great job on your sketches!
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September 29th, 2011 #13
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September 29th, 2011 #14
@ Psage, Thank you! My thumbnails look like a mess too when I start painting, it's only after a few tries that they start shaping up.
@ america220, Thanks so much! I saw your sketchbook, it's not that bad sure you need to practice a lot but practice applies to everyone without exception
@ n1frit, Indeed I agree. Right now the values are kind of muddy, gotta push them contrasts more.....without having the picture look cartoony lol...now that's a challenge.
More practice, I wanted to paint some value studies but my eyes are killing me. No more computer for now. But here's what I was able do earlier today (at work heheh). Ballpoint pens are love
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The figure in this last post looks kind of flat, as if cut out from paper. Get reference for stuff like that, will improve a lot. Some lost edges would probably look good here, say the leg dissapearing into the shadow. Are you going to be working on it more? I like the post-apocalyptic theme, so I say good choice of topic!
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October 5th, 2011 #21
@ razz, I originally wasn't going to work on it more, but reading your post gave me some ideas. I'll try to play with the edges tomorrow + ref hunting. I do agree on the flatness of the character, a beginner's mistake on my end!! Thanks for the critique
A bit of marker coloring, I always find it relaxing
(Inspired by http://www.adrants.com/images/33.jpg)
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