Wow what an inspiring sketchbook! Thanks for your helpful comments on mine! I don't really have anything I can crit, I think your work is fantastic and you're clearly improving with every update, just keep at it! (:
Thanks for swinging by my sketchbook! ^_^
Wow - Looking through yours I have to say I'm impressed at the improvement you've made from when you started! (Especially with your figures. They look much more confident now.)
The work you're putting in is definitely playing off. Keep it up and you'll go pretty far!
silwynar - Hey thanks, ye I do that when im on the bus just look at the hills nad how the lights falling on them and stuff haha its fun the whole immersion thing
jeremy - Thanks man, keep going I will
jablar - Hey man i know what you mean, gonna do some boob studies sometime soon hehe :3
merl1n - Thanks mang, yes I do plan to do more lifedrawing I deffo agree its the best thing but certain things like big ass mountains are good to be able to study, I got trees n shit I can study nearby I will go do them soon
Razz - thanks man, ya life ftw. I have a couple mirror portraits a couple pages back, i think what you guys are saying def means i need to get back on some life stuff, its been a while thanks
Riley - thanks man, seeing improvement is all i ask so im glad you see it ha
Sushy - thanks glad you like
New snow mountain piece, spent quite a while on it and realised ive never actually done a big snowy piece and snowy mountains are hella fun. So starting some snowy rock studies only did the one today, slackerrr, looking at the lying patterns of the snow on the rock, shapes and general colour study.
WOAH!!! You improved so much, looking at the first few sites.. And all that just in half a year. Amazing!! Your style is very clean overall and the ideas are great!! Seeing this gives me hope to be able to do something one day too ^^
Keep going man!! You go straight up and get better with every post!! Wonderfull! I am waiting for more
Thanks for the sketchbook visist that was good of you to leave a comment! I thought I would return the favour and have a look at yours, I like the pictures of the girls mate those are really good, Hmmmmm nice (sorry drifted off for a second!) but I would like to see more of those environments from you bud they have a lot of potential too.
all the best with the work bud and thanks again.
A great kind hearted lumbering bullock
http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=209918 = my Sketchbook
proto - Thanks man really glad improvement is very noticeable
Lightship - thanks mang Ya ive been drifting back to figures to try and bring them up a level but going to back a bit to envs now, trying to get a balance.
Jaik - Thanks so much man makes me hella happy to hear that
Lumens - haha thanks mang, also if you happen to read this I meant the transparency was overall but it was something you only did from time to time wasnt a big issue just trying to be helpful
Today got back to my sketchbook, all imagination, I havent drawn a male face in so long I didnt know where to start he looks so unmanly that armour guy got to do some dude studies.
Also some more snow studies, done with snow studies now I think I get what I was trying to understand-ish.
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I think you pointed out your problems yourself quite well the man has got a bit of the face of a woman somehow. ^^ the armor might not be very original, but is rendered good. your woman studies don't look like the "perfect body" studies you normaly see everywhere, was that intended? It's allways hard to say at studies whats a mistake and whats wanted ^^
at the snow studies I live the composition, the colours and the texture!! When I look at them, they seem easy, still yet I'm sure I can't create something like that at my point allready. Good luck and keep posting
Proto - Hey man, the women are from imagination so thats maybe why they dont have the "perfect" body, I have a style of body in my head I want them to have and it isnt quite there yet but working on it
Today was totally bleh. Here are some feet studies and a life study of my capo. Did some other stuff but blehrndgbrd bombed so hard.
Hey man, lots of great updates throughout this sketchbook, i think this page has especially seen some dramatic improvements in your work. The recent snowy mountain environments are looking really nice! The pencil stuff is looking good too. Not much to crit here man, just keep heading in the direction your going and i don't think you can go far wrong. Keep it up dude.
warburton - thanks mang appreciate the encouragement
Reika - Thanks very much, snow is quite new but im enjoying it
cgaddict - Aha funny you think so they make me tear my hair out :3
Here is stuff ive done over the last couple days.
- Imagination sketches
- 2 photostudies
- silly char designs
- 2 more developed thumbs
- New environment piece
Tablet was being weird today so didnt get too much done, here is some assassins gurlz.
Wow, you improved so much! Just notice, your faces are lacking correct proportions, so study more faces! : ) I recommend using eye-size as measurement unit.
jdem - Thanks mang
pontus - thanks mang, ye I think ive been putting eyes too far up, paying more attention to that now
kungfoowiz - Thanks very much mang, thanks again for stopping by with your encouragement
Reika - I am doing more gestures and figures and faces ya, I dont want them to be a weakness And ye I will be playing GW2 its gonna be hot
Something about this is wrong.
From the colours and general mood it looks great, but yeah.. there is deffinitly something weird
Maybe her bellybutton is to high? Or her belly is too long in general. I cant really tell, just thats the place where it looks strange ;P
real nice work man. your organic landscapes are looking very good. maybe try some hard surface enviros now, involving architecture and interior perspectives. requires a different sort of thinking that should challenge you. i'd also reiterate what merlin said, work from life. try to find a gestural figure class near you. it would help loosen up your figures and give them more energy, right now they are a bit stiff. really good stuff though. keep up the good work!
proto - Ye thats the area that was bothering me but ive fixed it, the lighting was inconsistant and was making her weird
eightball - gahh hard surface stuff kills man aha. I guess I really should try but dno if i'll be posting aha Ye need more life for sure, love live figures. Will look into that there should definitely be one
- sketchbook -
2. figure studies
3. face studies
- fun dumb 30min envs
- cloth/metal study
- finished thief girl thing
PS: For anybody who is interested I finally got my driver's license yesterday aha
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Today I have no idea what I was doing
Hey Sean I've had a really good time looking through all your sketchbook. I think you can really see the progress you are making on this last page. The environments and still life study of the capo look really good. I also really liked the full length portrait you did of yourself for the teen challenge a while back.
No crits from me just encouragement to keep doing what your doing as it is working well.
Marian - Thank you, always appreciated
Alrap - Thanks man will do
Spent last couple days working on this tree env. I've had figures in an out of it the whole way through but decided against them. I think it came out alright and thanks to Olly for his help. I feel right now what I need to tackle is form, I dont feel there is enough form in what I do so ye..
Next piece I know is a total Tom Scholes wannabe piece, but it was fun to do
lots of pretty stuff happening in here .
I saw this post, and it's similar to what I was thinking:
Generally, it seems like you avoid the lightest and darkest parts of the spectrum. You stick to the middle gray-tones.
I did a quick filter on your tree drawing (which is beautiful btw.)
If you push the darks and lights it becomes more high-contrast, (right side) Your image is more middle grays and lower contrast (left)
(it's always easier to see contrast in gray-scale. If your working in photoshop, it's simple to add an adjustment layer at the top of your layers set to 0 saturation and you can turn it on periodically to check your tones.)
high contrast isn't necessarily better, it really depends on the effect your going for. You can choose pieces of the image to make higher contrast to create more interest in a particular area, or selectively make less important piece lower contrast.
A good example is animated films, often the backgrounds in animation have less contrast because the characters are the focal point. The characters have more saturated colours and higher contrast to steal the attention.
Alternatively they use colour to separate from the characters, sticking to cooler colour pallets, while they characters use richer warm colours.
Just another tool to play around with ^_^
Hope this helps! happy sketching.