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I want to start posting my work up here with the hope that it is even more motivating and pushes me further.
I figure I'll start off with some recent sketches and go from there!
Last edited by SolarSector; March 9th, 2012 at 11:51 AM.
I have some sketches from the last two days.
The first is without reference. Kind of inspired by the death of Pris in Blade Runner. Didn't quite finish the anatomy and ran out of room. I will probably try this again with some reference.
Decided it was time to revisit hands because I hate them.
And with the portrait I think I always make the eyes bigger than they really are.
Alright it has been awhile, but I am back with some people studies.
I know, and these reiterate, that I am seriously lacking confidence in my hands. they always end up awkward or out of proportion. I guess it comes with practice, right?
I still make my eyes too big, but I kind of like it.
I will try to spend more time diversifying so I am not just showing you people.
As always critique and advice is always welcome and wanted!
First off I have some faces I found reference online.
I don't have much practice with the male form so I gave the torso a try, but I always need more work.
Some female form. Cut off the feet on the second one
And last but not least some faces from life.
This is the start I have made on the COW for this week: The Bakemono that Haunt the Mountains. Got a little carried away practicing the shape of the animal, but now I can really begin on creating my shape-shifting monster. I am thinking of painting it in the style of some traditional japanese impressionists and using the tusks and snout from the boar as a key characteristic to build from.
the last study turned out really good, if you squint just a little there is no difference
looks good man!.draw draw draw
@nor: Thanks! Since starting this sketchbook I have been drawing more and more. It is such a motivation!
@AllyAlbon: Thanks so much! I really enjoyed working on the otters.
Not much of an update today. I have been really busy with relatives visiting and getting ready for the holidays. I did do a quick painting from reference for my sister. She has a sudden love for red pandas. The colors are way off but oh well. It's not much, but it is cute.
Last edited by SolarSector; December 21st, 2011 at 02:01 PM.
Your First post is totally awsome!!
Of course the second filmstill is great as well.
you doing great, but: your digital stuff looks to flat for me, espacially the last one
for iow is pretty flat.
I'm still learning for myself, so i only can tell you, what i see, and not what to do...
Cheers and keep going!
"Alle Erinnerung ist Gegenwart"
More than overdue for an update!
First off I have some T-Rex studies. Dinosaurs are really hard for me because there are no photo references except of skeletons or other artists interpretations. Which is cool but hard for me to get my head around the form.
I did look at some photos of birds for movement and of lizards for skin and some musculature. I still need a lot of work with them though.
I lost focus and didn't quite feel like finishing the skull. Maybe I will come back to it.
Next I think that baby boars are absolutely adorable so I wanted to draw some. Cuteness is always a good motivator.
And if they grow up bad...
More faces. I think I will always work on faces. I really enjoy drawing people in general because we are each so unique.
And lastly some pen drawings. Mostly doodles!
It has been awhile since my last post! I started going back to school in mid January and have been super busy, but in a really good way!
Anyway I have a few images that I have completed since last time. I will have more time this weekend to hopefully scan some sketchbook pages and maybe some wips.
I hope you enjoy.
Alright this first one was commissioned for someone who wanted an 'awesome dinosaur' haha!
I struggled a little with the background. The sky is still not satisfactory for me, but he loves it so I am happy. And I learned so much!
Any advice on painting blood? Also I need to do some serious studies of metal.
I think I did pretty good with the lighting in this one. I know it is not perfect but I definitely feel accomplished. Crits as always are welcome!!!
Art school has given me some seriously needed confidence! Both artistically and life in general!
I really can't wait until next semester when I start my drawing and illustration classes. Its gonna be so rewarding!
Here are some sketches from the past week or so. Its mostly scribbles from the train or during class. But these are the kind of good one that made the cut. Must draw more! I was really good about it for awhile -- making sure to draw everyday even just a quick doodle. I will be more dedicated to it!
This last one I absolutely love.
I've had some low self esteem the past couple of weeks. I haven't had much time to really work on my own personal stuff; just work for classes which I have to admit are pretty boring and restricting. I just have to make the time! I need to get back into painting. I have done some quick doodles here and there, but haven't really dedicated myself to a project. This will change.
So much going on with finishing up the semester, but I challenged myself to draw 25 faces. I made it to 20 before they started to seriously deteriorate
I think I improved through it though! Learning the structure of a face is always a challenge for me. I think I will try this again, but with a different subject...maybe hands or feet. I always avoid those :/
Last night I went to an open Figure Drawing session at school. Basically a free model! I always like working with a real model it is very different from working from photo reference or imagination. A ton of fun though. Here's the highlights:
Thanks for looking!
As always critique and suggestions appreciated!
Alright I have to call this good. Too much other work to get done. To give you guys an idea the project was to choose an art movement that we discussed in class and create an illustration or design related to that movement. I choose Art Nouveau and although it doesn't have all the characteristics of the movement I think that it touches on a few key points but also feels more modern and more my style.
As always crits and comments are welcome!
Thanks for looking!
Here are some quick studies (30-40 min each) of Green Herons.
I still don't think I am getting the color quite right, so I will probably do a few more! Also horrible at feather texture so I will work on that!
Schools is out for a few weeks! So hopefully I can post more often!