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February 7th, 2012 #1
I finally decided to start a sketchbook after lurking for a while.
My main focus at the moment is anatomy with the goal of drawing/painting believable figures from imagination (interested in fantasy genre).
Anyway, I'm starting with mostly anatomy studies and some doodles, hopefully to post some more original stuff as I improve. Studies include (in no particular order) Bridgman, Vanderpoel, Loomis, Rubins, Michael Hampton.
For reference I usually use:
The Drawing Script, Artsy Poses, Pixelovely, Drawing Tutorials Online, Posemaniacs.
Crits and advice appreciated!
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February 7th, 2012 #3
Wow. This is absolutely amazing.
My DA.. http://www.deviantart.mangacrazy101.com
My SketchBook. http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=222249
February 7th, 2012 #4
@ Noro - Seems like all my anatomy knowledge evaporates as soon as I try to do something out of imagination. Will keep pushing through!
@MangaCrazy101 - Thanks!
Some digital work in Sketchbook Pro/Photoshop
ref is from Drawing Tutorials Online. I've learned a lot from that site also.
I've heard it's best to learn colour mixing using traditional media? So far I've only really tried colour in digital, with some weak attempts at oil paint.
February 7th, 2012 #5
Great studies. That is -definitely- the way to improve, and don't worry if they don't stick automatically or even within a few months. Over time you might not notice the little anatomy corrections, but other people will, and one day you'll look at a recent painting and feel like it's all come together.
The painting is really nice. I'm not much of a painter, so I'll just say it looks like a great piece.
February 7th, 2012 #6
Nice drawings ..drawing advice ..keep your pencil sharp or your sketches
turn woolly and without definition..
for light and form you can use .. 2/4B.. for line and tone HB berol or steadtler..
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February 7th, 2012 #8
what a crazy amount of studies O_O i´m impressed. they all look so nice, so keep doing them!
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the digital painting is looking good.
"Many of life's failures are the people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up."
Concept Art Sketchbook - http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=219673
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Very impressive work.
It's maybe a dumb/obvious suggestion but for me doing this made a huge difference.
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February 8th, 2012 #11
Practiced rendering a few different materials today. I'm using basic sphere in Sculptris as reference. Thanks all for warm welcome and advice!
ZombieGrub : Thanks! I'll try to be patient and wait for the payoff
kliest : Hey I'll keep that in mind
Roope Maatta : Appreciate the motivation!
Lagarto : Thanks!
kimozabbi : Cheers!
Grosby : Thanks, I'll definitely give that a try!
February 8th, 2012 #12
Gah, those studies are absolutely overwhelming. I wish I had the same patience. Working on it though. The colours of the figure painting are all very appealing.
I do have one crit for that last material study though - try using less soft brushes. They have a tendency of flattening a form and giving it a very cheap and airbrushy feel.
Otherwise, great work!
February 13th, 2012 #13
@iambanana - Hey, thanks for looking! I'll go for a harder edge brush and try to paint more opaquely.
Some more Bridgman studies; knees, lips, and a few ears. I tried some heads from memory. Was a bit of a struggle but not the worst thing I've ever drawn D:
Turning them in space still feels awkward (seems to take a lot of mental effort) but I feel some progress.