Hey Izzual! Fantastic job here! So many goodies lately! Itís good to see youíre working hard and with diversity. The last Bridgman studies from memory are great! I wish I could remember my studies that well. I see youíve started life drawing class. Keep doing that, itís a good opportunity to learn the right angles of the body. The camera lens often twists the perspective in the photo images. So that when youíre using it as a reference it affects the result. But what shall we do, itís after all good that we have photo images to paint from meanwhile. I missed my life class this week, so I have to wait two weeks till next time
Thanks for the inspiration today! Keep doing what youíre doing, youíre improving every week!
-> Greenhouse : Hey thank you my friend It's cool to see you around ;D
Some new stuff done those days..
Sargent study, I used the "traditional brush" of PS, it was quite cool I've loved to do this one, I'll do more masters study I think ! It helps a lot to manage colors !
A quick sketch for a personal idea, quite crapy but I hope it'll be cool when I'll have finish the real illustration !
Some perspective study with Loomis ! (With one from imagination, it was hard !)
Some Paul Bonner skecthes studies, like James Gurney says in IMAGINATIVE REALISM, "You will learn a lot by copying your heroes" ^^
And my nudes from life, again wasn"t allowed to construct and had between 5 and 1 min to do them
The Sargent study is BADASS bro' ! Now, i want to see more watercolor stuff !^^'
Thank you Bro' ! Yeah you will
So, here's the stuff :
Legs studies, with Loomis + from memory !
Sequel of legs studies, from Stephen Rogers Peck atlas of anatomy (really useful !) and from photos..
Some personnal fast sketches during "lost time"
And a portrait (from Kaamelott, french TV show)
Hey there Izzual, I just had a browse through your whole sketchbook. Your studies are really fantastic, the line quality in your figures works well and it's visible that you draw a lot, because the strokes are so confident. Maybe one of the things you could focus on next is light and shadow, because this seems to be a less strong area for you. I can see this especially because you shade mostly in gradients, with very few cast shadows (and this is probably because you are not so sure about them). It would definitely be worth studying how light works across very simple shapes, so you can gain confidence and apply them to your studies. Good luck my friend
ps: je parle aussi franÁais si jamais!
-> Ceddo : Thank you ! I've taken notice of your advice and I'll work more on light and shadows, I'll start this with simple forms as you said and then I'll complicate them, thanks a lot
Hey CA ! Here's some stuff, Unfortunately I still haven't finished my current personal stuff, I hope to be able to show something during this week end !
Some Bridgman studies with memory exercise (it's so hard to redraw in a Bridgman way ! )
Arm studies, with first muscle studies (Loomis)
Then shape studies (Hampton)
Then photo studies ! (+Paul bonner style studies)
Hands ! (Still have to do moar moar moar moar moar moar moar !!!!!!!)
Live models with clothes from 5min to 30sc ! (On royal format (Format Raisin) and on an easiel)
Live models, nudes, from 5min to 30sc too (On A3 format and on an easiel)
Some new stuff..
Bridgman studies !
Loomis child growth proportions study
A dwarf sketch, I'll use it as a test for watercolors..
Live model, A3 format on easel, from 8min to 1min
Some new stuff here !
Torso anatomy training
Studies from S.R. Peck and photos
WIP of my dwarf in watercolors
The church of Modena (from photo), hometown of my italian grandma (mia nonna !), I'll do watercolors on this one
Bridgman studies (with some from memory)
Some very quick sketches
Some new stuff, not a lot, I've been sick during the whole beginning of the week and I'm still a bit tired I don't even have been able to go to the life drawing course !
At the evening course they wanted us to work on a a media we never use, and have final version in 1h on royal format (format raisin)... so here are the wolves from photo with charcoal..
Loomis Heads studies...
Hampton heads studies..
A late night fast sketch before going to sleep..
My last gouache study of a wooden pipe.
A fail drawing from the evening course, a landscape from photo on Royal Format, we had 4h to get a finished result but I was a bit loss on how proceeding and too slow... -_-
Hey CA ! New stuff
Some Bridgman !
My Modena's Cathedral in color pencils version
Some quick sketches from live model (A3 format, 8min to 1min on an easel)
Hey CA, some new stuff here !
A portrait of my bro that I had to do at the evening course, but on royal format with 45min... I couldn't go very far in this... ^^
My watercolor dwarf finished (tried the way of Paul Bonner) I'll do more of this kind... this one is not satisfying at all
Some sketches from life...
My Jack the Ripper drawing, with a WIP, I need to finish it for Christmas ^^
A Fourviere study, will do some watercolor on it !
Some new stuff here,
Some watercolor on the FourviŤre lines
Hands training from Hampton
Hands from life ! (Need to work moar to get cool lines and good proportions !)
Watercolor on Jack the riper, I'm not happy with him, I should have pushed more the contrast I think and go deeper in the details... I will have a very long journey to Paul Bonner style ^^"
A 20 min speedpainting, done during a "no time to do anything but want to draw"
An illustration I'm working on since quite a time, so here are the lines, I will drop some watercolor on it I think, but will do it patiently and with details !
Hey CA ! Glad' it's back online
A sketch of what I see from my window (the marketplace of my hometown ^^)
A fast sketch..
Some Hampton studies !
Leg muscles and bones studies, try to learn them by heart !
From memory... I needed to check it some times, so I still need to practice to get them completely in my mind !
A clementine study (gouache), failed because I didn't achieved to render the texture...
A glass study...
Quick figure drawing (from 6 to 2min on A3 format) from life
Some tries with vine charcoal... I have to try more things with charcoal because I'm absolutely not comfortable with it
Lakai -> Thank you !! Yeah I was thinking about it too so I've decided to be more like 50% studies and 50% imagination in my work
Elias Leonard -> Thank you guy !
A failed portrait, I think I should try to do one with more "deepness" in the shadows...
Hampton study for the legs...
Legs studies from photos...
A quick sketch for an idea of pencil illustration, my Bro' and I had decided to make something with the theme "Blacksmith"
A failed try at photoshop... The lines were bad, the pose was bad and the colors were wrong.......
.... So I decided to remake it with a new pose and to work it the most I could so it's in progress and I know it's crap I'll try to make something of it !
Some new stuff, working more on personal projects now
My SF girl in armor but she bored me, bad design, wrong colors... don't really know if I'll work on it again... I have begun a new thing that I'll show next time
Apple study ! ^^
And some live models done, the nude model was absent so some dressed people (still on A3 format and between 6min to 30sc with no permission to construct things )
Will try to post more often,
Here's a WIP (hope to at long last achieve to put "acceptable" colors in it...) and some Bridgman.. If you have any coment or advice don't hesitate please
You've got some nice work here, the figure and anatomy studies are coming along great! Awesome to see that you're trying to memorize the specific muscles of the body
art is never finished, only abandoned~Leonardo da Vinci
these are great studies and a lot of them!!! Thats great you are on the right track so definitely keep them up. Do more training on values [greyscale] rather than color. Lets keep up mate !!!
Ezekrialase -> Thank you ! Yes I try to memorize the best I can but the human body is a soooooo complexe structure ^^ It will be a whole life work to completely master it !
Kingkostas -> Hey thank you ! I really admire your work, it's extremely motivating to get some comments from you ! I was thinking too about values, I've never done studies of this type ! I definitely need to do some ! Next studies will be this !
Some new stuff here !
Live model (1-6min A3)
Hey CA !
some stuff (need to work moar moar moar moar moar !!!)
Another WIP (beginning of a grizzly warrior but want to work it in values first)
Some Hampton sutides
Poses studies from photos
Poses from imagination (have to do more exercises like that)
And now I go to make some values studies !!! I NEED TO POST DAILY !
New stuff to post !
I've stopped the background of the western dude, I don't know If i can consider it as finished (for the character only) so I will see... If anyone has any advice
WIP of my Grizzly warrior thing ^^
Some Bridgman (sooooo cool to learn anatomy with him )
Some nudes (A3 6-1min)
A very quick sketch before going to work
Hello mate, the greatest thing is that you are fired up and working hard. At this step you will improve very fast. But dont go to the side of working mindlessly without thinking and solving the problems. Definitely keep up the anatomy studies, and keep working on your values. Read again and again loomis [creative illustration ] and go to the tones section and read it all again and again till you understand how to keep your values consistent. For example, a white hat in the light will be the most bright than everything else not dark, and in the shadow in will still be the brighter one [its shadow will be lighter than the other shadows]. Now strong lights mean strong shadows. These things are relative. You can find loomis books online so go and check that one. When you will understand the tones, color will come easier. Keep up the great work !!!
here just a simple paintover although it needs more work. Always remind yourself where your light comes from and stick with it. And dont put highlights everywhere [and putting highlight in the edge it flattens the form[[if the form is not flat it will flatten it so it causes problems]. Dont know what else for now , just keep up
Thanks a lot King ' ! I will be more careful about my lights and shadows, I have read the Loomis chapter (I hadn't yet taken a look at Creative Illustration, I had only read the figure draw one ^^) And I have taken back my J. Gurney book about Color and Light to complete it... I think I have to do a lot of work in values to see how the different types of light are acting...
Here are some bad studies... Next time I'll post a WIP of my bear... I'm trying to get good values on him...
Stuff from today,
Hampton gestures study + from mind and from photos, very cool to subject to study !
WIP of my Bear, I'm take my time trying to apply what I learned with Loomis and Gurney, I'm trying to use rightly the light on him... (A lot of work is waiting for me to get better in this!!)
Hey CA !
figures from life (8min to 1min on A3, mostly 3min ^^), I wanted to try china ink with water but my brush was too large, I hadn't a smaller with me so some fails in it :s
Your bear will be amazing bro', but it take so much time !!!