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a linear study for today >.<
edit: added a background study
edit 2: addedtthe third image, the one with the pinks and opal like colors, failed at doing some waterfalls xD.
Last edited by Marlo; January 11th, 2014 at 04:07 PM.
attempt at still lifes
Last edited by Marlo; January 12th, 2014 at 01:18 AM.
hi marlo! great to see you chipping away to improve too. its hard to do new stuff huh? so frustrating. I think the still life'd look good if you ground them though; draw in the surface they rest on and add some shadows. it makes a world of difference.
Learned some awesome stuff while doing this.
First: was using an underpainting.
Second was never ever zooming in.
Third was fore ground, mid ground and background.
more snooping around tumblr and other artsites,
found a nice tidbit.
Quick freestyle perspective drawings.
I think I really needed this.
See, 30 second drawings on anatomy is what helped me really understand form and technique when drawing human bodies.
I thought with perspective you must rely completely rely on rulers. The advice on freehand sketching adds up wtih CTRL paints own freehand sketching teachings. This gives me a lot of confidence because with quick sketching, it will really click in with me through observation and such.
Also, I picked up a lot of the classics perspective books. Joseph d'amelio has some cool teachings!
more trials and errors.
atleast i can see vanishing points better!
Nice drawings! Your figures are improving a lot. I love the Rose Elf, really cool design!
Shoulder to the wheel, my friend!
My sketchbook - Harsh critique always welcome!
Hehh, this is pretty coo sketchbook.. Loved those comics you did a while back. Oooh and that flower guy looked great!
Keep at it!!
( I'd recommend the stuff you already know take time to learn - anatomy, values and perspective )
thanks for the kind words.
some stuff ;_;
no perspective stuff just fun stuff
not much perspective things >.<
I havent been active in the realm of art because busy busy with college.
nothing much, just trying to shuffle my way through this
im a bit confused about the first and third image in your last post.
the first, is that a dam? how does the upper left portion of the painting work?
and the third... is that just objects in space? because it sort of looks like a room, but with the far wall centered on the horizon. which we all know is impossible.
in the first image, its a small creek with a bridge running through it. I was skimming tumblr and randomly picked an image to work on values. The circular form in the far-upper left corner is what I remember (do not have the reference anymore ^.^; ) what looked like a closed off part of the creek because of a small strip of tiny dead plants and wood blocking it from the main body of water. I am interested as to what made you think it was a damn.
As for the third image, I am not sure what you mean by the far wall being impossible--please elaborate on this. It's an unfinished/wip of a picture I took in a Whole Foods grocery store. I have a reference for this one. From what I've read from Joseph D'amelio's Perspective Drawing Handbook, there can be multiple vanishing points in one picture to which I was testing out ( something I did not know before and was pleased to find out about).
Thank you for taking time to comment in my sketchbook and I would love if you could write out a more indepth explanation of any issues arising with my perspective. Perspective is a very difficult subject for me to understand.
working on something SLOWLY
@StephenDraws: thanks hehe ;___;
I am still working on the underpainting, its BARELY halfway through. Found out a cool way to render trees. I've been cutting out a lot of shapes, however I need to focus in that one tree in the foreground to NOT rely on the lines, but form.
Need to also make sure I just don't render the entire thing through, as Chris Oatley says, I should make my artistic opinion on these things :].
also, the time I took a break, I am 1 hour and 41 minutes in. (just in case I lose the time on my stopwatch)
Last edited by Marlo; March 29th, 2014 at 03:42 PM.
my stopwatch says I am 3 hours in uderpainting
time for another break!!!
total time: 4 hours, 54 minutes
4 hours into underpainting
5 hours and 56 minutes in total
total hours: 6 hours and 30 minutes.
only worked 40 minutes on this today :/.
Not feeling well. Stress of final exams. Atleast this shitty semester is ending very soon.
i think it is finished for now. worked one hour on this.
7 hours in total.