oh, yeah, nice ones ! keep kicking dude!
Sebastian I try!
1. referenced a bit of the sky; still missing some elements I wish, I implemented
2. from ref(random portrait from random person)
you're improving keep just work a little more on rendering
Thanks guys : )
From photo of NG
Mhh, the picture isnt supposed to be this small.
From random photo on flickr. Shouldnt have used that charcoal brush.
Last edited by PontusEuxinus; March 10th, 2012 at 03:24 PM.
1. from photo of NG again
2. no ref
Nice to see you playing with egdes aswell! I know i'm repeating myself but those are getting better very fast.
Donno if you are doing that already, but try setting yourself various goals for each study; for instance: focusing on composition, greyscale, shape-language, edges, mood, light(daylight? night? weather? zone?), perspective, brusheconomy, color, texture, narrative aspects, etc.etc. - this way you will get a great variety of skills, knowledge and motivation, cause you aren't doing the exact same thing over and over
*insert 'keep-going-sentence' here*
Sebastian First thigns first, thanks man. Rly appreciate your suggestions!
Yes, I have set some goals, but you counted so many aspects. Currently I´m mainly focusing on possible elements in a landscape(like weather, stone shapes, water etc, like you said. Also, still have huge problems with rendering, so I gotta get a workflow on that. I decided to not use textures for now(because I want to render them myself for understanding). Of course, color and value are still major things, I try to consider in every study.
May I ask what you mean by shape-language and brush economy?
And currently I definitely dont lack motivation. So much to do, haha.
From NG again. They have so many cool photos. o_o
I´m not quite satisfied with this. Perspective and scaling is messed up. So again, going on to the next one...critiques are welcome.
I love the last one I hope you didnt delete it cause all it need is some more rendering thats it its not bad
Thanks guys, of course I didnt delete it. Just some touchups, but too lazy to update.
Thought I might upload this drawing, cause I kind of like it.
I like it you dont mind if I use that pic as a ref to make a alternate version of it I see many ideas for this one
Of course not! But I also kinda have it from somewhere:
Copied from photo, training colors(again) and a little bit layer management. Not satisfied, because unfinished.
Lizard study. Used ref.
A snake. Got sick of it after a while.
Thank you. People keep saying that I´m improving. It´s very motivating. Hopefully, I wont take so much time on my next "personal" piece.
First is a study from ref. Second is mostly without ref. Have to practice landscapes again D:
Really loving your paintings. The colors are very lively. Keep up the great work!
"Diligence is the mother of good fortune."
- Miguel de Cervantes
Thank you so much!
Thank you rumpenstiltzkin : )
Again, a Hawk.
Last edited by PontusEuxinus; April 25th, 2012 at 06:03 PM.
I am currently in a painting slump, but trying to start the ball rolling again.
A lighting/value study to begin with! I will do more of these these days.
Surprisingly one of those take up to an hour, because I´m trying to be veeeeeery accurate with the colors. Also thinking a lot, while painting.
Awesome work in here, the studies are great. I especially enjoyed the cloud studies - great variation of edges!
Any advice on how to improve edge control? I always tend to get all muddy colors without any shape when using the hard brush with pen pressure...
edit: Looking back at #55, whoo! Fell in love with those clouds, haha! I'm jealous, really, I guess I have to wake up early tomorrow and do some serious cloud studies.
Didnt manage to do anything today. Here an illustration from more than 1 month ago. Just a fast painted fun picture with nothing serious in mind : D
Last edited by PontusEuxinus; June 19th, 2012 at 06:36 PM.
This one is from 300.
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