Again a bunch of color study thumbs, characters and a few scribbles.
I started to take a look at Loomis for the purpose of learning to simplify form. My first heads look really crappy, but I´m certain that will change with a bit of practise. It´s just difficult for me at the moment to draw objects from different perspectives, that´s why all my characters are static for example.
in2eternity glad, you dropped by The only thing I´m comfortable with, are characters at the moment^^
Sebastian jep, läuft einwandfrei. Danke dir!
I made a little compilation of different faces, but somehow they often tend to be very similar. Took more time than expected, but it was a lot of fun. While doing these, I came to the realization that sadly I can draw better with my tablet than with pencil
I also have a problem with sameface characters. I found this pdf to be really cool, though I haven't really applied it to any of my artwork yet, but you might find it helpful in designing more unique faces! It's an interesting new way of doing it I suppose.
Loomis is fantastic for studying how the head is put together but his teachings do kind of lead to everyone looking the same unless you really push it.
I will definitely give it a read. Thanks!
Of course you can always just exaggerate and make huge noses, strange head forms etc., but then in gets comic like very fast. I want to find a balance in that. It all comes down to practise and observation.
here´s some basic stuff... skulls
(the rendered ones of course with ref)
Hey, nice work, especial the environment studies. One suggestion, concentrate on the darker tones and use the lighter areas/highlights sparingly, small hints of highlighted areas are better at conveying reality and a sense of scale.
slowly but surely, i will (hopefully) thank you
oho, danke dir!
that´s amazing german right there!
"skull" = "der Schädel"
Thanks, glad you like it^^
Did the "GetHim" skull also remind you of achmed? ;D hehe, thanks
yeah, I know what you mean. I sometimes push the bright values like a madman, especially in the sky. Will work on it, thanks for the comment!
you got me, right there :_( my drawing sucks bigtime. Neglected the pencil quite a long time and that´s the result, but this will be fixed!
hey zerstörer! (wenn scho, denn scho )
Grüße aus der Hauptstadt
I was thinking about studies quite a bit. As I already mentioned, I am totally not used to doing those, never bothered to do any. Back then, I was so proud of myself, for being able to draw everything from imagination and judged others for using reference. They are just copying images, right, right? WRONG
Of course I changed my mind and just recently I started doing studies, thanks to university buddies.
Still I´m not sure how to approach studies and will hopefully get something out of it soon. Sometimes it just ends with the feeling of achieving nothing and making a copy. Should I detail it out like crazy? What for? Or maybe just a rough definition of values and form?
Yada, Yada, Yada... I can count the amount of studies I made on my hands and I´m already whining
My plan right now is learning the basics, focusing on human anatomy first -> character design
So don´t wonder why I´m only drawing silly skulls ;D
Quite a tiny update for today:_( Waiting for semester break!