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December 12th, 2011 #1
GDM's Sketch Pile
Well this is my average sketchbook so far
So most of my stuff well be done in photoshop, pencil and charcoal and please don't sugar coat on critiques
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December 19th, 2011 #3
some more studies on value
December 19th, 2011 #4
I know the feeling but you must share. It is the only way to actually compare your work.
I like your thumbnail sketches and maybe see if you can spend longer on a piece too see how you fair on it.
December 19th, 2011 #5
Nice values. I really like the composition in the top one of http://attachments.conceptart.org/fo...2&d=1323699495. Maybe work on that some more to create a finished piece?
Might be a good idea to do some pure line drawings of simple geo shapes. Boxes, cilinders etc (plates from your kitchen are great elipses for instance). Draw them from different angles (standing above them, sitting beside them, etc). It's a good assignment if you want to learn more about form in 3D space and what kind of shape it creates on a 2D surface.
And lets see some figure drawing / painting too.
December 19th, 2011 #6
December 20th, 2011 #7
you are indeed correct I'll start with 3d object and I just bought this david cast statue at blicks so I'll start working on cast studies but thanks for all your honest critques
and here's the update on that still life I did I tried refining the edges with a soft round brush and used the hard egde eraser on a new layer so far its decent
December 28th, 2011 #8
A few updates from my color study plus homework I did from ctrl paint and a few still lifes
my little mascot (I think)
since the scanner is on a fritz it will be a while till I upload some figure studies
December 29th, 2011 #9
Beautiful work! I love your strokes and just your compositions. I personally have nothing to say atm but just keep up the good work!
Trying to learn how to critique art. I hope I don't confuse anyone.
Oh yeah, if you got some time, mind critiquing my art? http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=234050
December 29th, 2011 #10
January 3rd, 2012 #11
my onion update and comparision
January 3rd, 2012 #12
Nice start! Study value, contrast, fluent transition from shades to reflexes and highlights, then add color. Strokes in your paintings are kinda muddled and too chaotic but thats just my opinion. Try adding less strokes but get the most out of them. Play with flow and pen pressure. Keep up the good work!
January 9th, 2012 #13
updates on the treetop slums and color study and more values sketches
it may not be good but it's decent
January 17th, 2012 #14
improving a lot and yes here's some more onions XP
January 19th, 2012 #15
January 19th, 2012 #16
Yes, i can see improvement in your stillifes.
Your latest onions are nicely rendered although use overlay modes sparingly.
I can see some admosphere going on in your enviro's.
You said dont sugarcoat right? What is your drive, do you want to do conceptual work, illustration,something else? right now you are mainly doing environments and stillifes. unless you want to paint guns and props and landscapes for a living i cant stress enough the importance of the human figure.
not being able to scan the drawings is no exuse not to draw in Ps.
perhaps make it a habit of doing 2 hours of stillife every day.\
nice start and keep up!
January 19th, 2012 #17
hey, your envs are getting better. keep practicing
January 20th, 2012 #18
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January 20th, 2012 #20
great digital works so far. My main crit would be to include more graphite and sketching in your sb. Traditional drawing just cannot be beaten for giving you strong foundations to draw on! Looking forward to seeing some more paper-work!
January 21st, 2012 #21
Yeah I'll upload some pencil and charcoal sketches soon
January 23rd, 2012 #22
Well no pencil sketches yet (they're coming hold your horses)
so I tried some other things (thanks ThomasM for the advice)
here are some more landscapes a nude study I did and a lizard study then I edited the lizard sketch and turned it into a turtle lot of chopping and editing
still sucks but oh well I'll let you guys decide lol
p.s I did not copy it photo by photo (cept the nude study) I just study at what the lizard and turtle look like and tried my own approach to it
January 23rd, 2012 #23
January 24th, 2012 #24
Okay I have some traditional and paint sketches I did in the past 2 weeks most of them are vanderpoel and bridgman studies and a Inspiration map
January 24th, 2012 #25
hey man the value studies and sketches are looking good. my only critique would be to avoid going 100% pure black or 100% pure white. it's nice to have a full value range but having too wide a spectrum can make some paintings look too contrasty (like a high exposure photograph). anyway keep up the good work! nice inspiration wall too. khang le is awesome!
January 27th, 2012 #26
some skull studies a ref was used
fix the size
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January 28th, 2012 #27
my crappy dragon comp yeah I suck at drawing dragons for the first time
January 28th, 2012 #28
Impressive stuff here!
January 28th, 2012 #29
January 30th, 2012 #30
Yeah still a beginner a making dragons but thanks for the comment