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    Chris Rallis SB

    Hello CA!
    My name's Chris and I'm a new artist that hopes for a break in the fantasy and gaming industry.
    Being self-taught, I have to admit that this world is intimidating. There are so many talented people, each with a unique style. So, I thought I'd join CA in order to develop my skills and improve my style.

    I started reading Andrew Loomis' book "Successful Drawing". Well, I thought I was walking, when in fact I was leaning on crutches! Damn!

    The second paragraph makes perfect sense:
    "There will always be a certain amount of confusion about what is talent or native ability in drawing and what is knowledge of the craft. Too often knowledge is construed as talent. On the other hand, drawing that lacks constructive knowledge is seldom successful as drawing. The truth is that we do not see the talent until the means of bringing it forth has been developed. That means is a reasonably accurate analysis of the laws of nature as they apply to man's vision."

    So, according to Loomis, there are 10 fundamentals/qualities. The 5 Ps: Proportion, Placement, Perspective, Planes, Pattern. And 5 Cs : Conception, Construction, Contour, Character and Consistency. In my humble opinion I have some skills on Placement, Perspective, Conception and Contour. On the other hand, my drawing lacks of Proportion, Planes, Pattern, Construction, Character and Consistency. So, I have to improve those qualities!

    Right now I'm studying G. Bridgman's book "Complete guide to drawing from life" and here's my first sketches/studies.

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    This is my first study on values of planes. Based on an image in A. Loomis' book "Successful drawing".

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    Hope for your constructive critique through this quest of mine!

    Cheers!
    Chris

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    This is a study I did about a week ago. I thought I'd post it here to use it as a point of reference for my improvement.

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    Inspiring to see someone who already has such a developed skillset so excited to start learning more. I hope i still have that drive when i reach your level. Will check back here often!

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    nice studys dewd! hoping to see more color

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    Amazing art, I hope you will update this thread often. I am looking forward to see how do you develop your P's and C's... because it might also help me improve them .

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    You got some awesome skills already. Cant believe your self taught, well that fact means I can be awesome as well!!!

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    wow just wow on the plane study

    i can't figure out what medium did u used ! (digital ?)

    besides, your studies and all the things you posted are great. nice strokes and nice shading !

    actually nothing to crit, or perhaps your pages are too clean !

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    Beautiful stuff!
    I love the Bridgman studies.
    Your lines are so clean and expressive.

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    Are you really self taught? Those are some impressive bridgman studies and I love the digital painting. I think the shine on the knife may be a bit distracting, but I'm a noob so you know.

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    Wow that chick is awesome! The lighting is beautiful. Do you have her number?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suprore View Post
    Inspiring to see someone who already has such a developed skillset so excited to start learning more. I hope i still have that drive when i reach your level. Will check back here often!
    I tell you, it's a curse being a painter. We always have to improve and master our craft. This thing never ends...

    Quote Originally Posted by pgf95 View Post
    nice studys dewd! hoping to see more color
    Coming soon

    Quote Originally Posted by dtouched View Post
    Amazing art, I hope you will update this thread often. I am looking forward to see how do you develop your P's and C's... because it might also help me improve them .
    That plane study helped me a lot. I think it's a start to understand the planes and pattern qualities.

    Quote Originally Posted by AdrianNagorski View Post
    You got some awesome skills already. Cant believe your self taught, well that fact means I can be awesome as well!!!
    "When a person really desires something, all the universe conspires to help that person to realize his dream." P. Coelho

    Quote Originally Posted by zou View Post
    wow just wow on the plane study

    i can't figure out what medium did u used ! (digital ?)

    besides, your studies and all the things you posted are great. nice strokes and nice shading !

    actually nothing to crit, or perhaps your pages are too clean !
    Yeah, it's digital. Reminder: Have to spill some coffee on my pages!

    Quote Originally Posted by Voodoo_Mama View Post
    Beautiful stuff!
    I love the Bridgman studies.
    Your lines are so clean and expressive.
    The Brigdman's books are great. Along with Loomis' books they're a must have in an artist's library.

    Quote Originally Posted by KT View Post
    Are you really self taught? Those are some impressive bridgman studies and I love the digital painting. I think the shine on the knife may be a bit distracting, but I'm a noob so you know.
    I'm self-taught for sure! This painting is from my past works. I have to do better than this.

    Quote Originally Posted by GEB View Post
    Wow that chick is awesome! The lighting is beautiful. Do you have her number?
    Yeah, it's %245@#&^$24

    Thank you all for your comments! I thought I should try to apply the things that I learned so far. So here's a wip of a painting of my favorite band "Diary of Dreams" inspired from "The wedding" video clip. Still some work to be done.
    Cheers!
    Chris

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    All right! I call this finished!

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    Some neck studies...

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    ...and a self portrait, just to flatter my vanity.

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    My references were W. A. Bouguereau's painting, 'Portrait of Monsieur M.'

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    And my photo, which had nothing to do with the painting's lighting. So, I had to figure out the correct light and shadow forms. That was a good exercise though!

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    Cheers!
    Chris

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    Hi there!

    Just a dragon study I did today, experimenting with brushes and techniques... Any comments are welcome!
    Cheers!

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