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Hi all, my name is Aaron Noraa, a 20 yr old guy. I used to be a student in Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art for two years before my parents abruptly stopped paying for me. LAAFA's really awesome place and it has taught me quite a lot of fundamentals about painting and drawing, and I had to stop just as we begin to touch on design and concepting. It was the saddest and most disastrous thing in my life that I had to leave.
So yeah, I love CA. The community here is great. I decided to make a sketchbook so that I'll get some feedback from you awesome people and make some friends around.
And I'm sure it'll indeed be a fun journal of my art progress, and hopefully without twins holding hands, decomposing old woman and going berserk with an axe as well.It's gonna be a lot of fun Danny, I've always think it's time to make new friends. ----The Shining
First image reserved for icon.
Last edited by Aaron_; August 5th, 2012 at 01:05 PM.
I tried to make a caricature of Han Solo, but except for the big mouth, it all looked too naturalistic. I'll try to make a series of these nerdy caricatures, and try to be more "caricaturistic" in the futureAttachment 1426359
I posted this in the Critique Center already but I'll post it here as well. Still need to finish up the hands 'n stuff.
A study after Velazquez, two hours. Velazquez is definitely my second fav artist after Rembrandt. Such beauty.
And as I was browsing the internet today, I saw a painting and had this concept. But then it turned out horrible so it remains a color comp.
I seriously need to work on environs.
Last edited by Aaron_; February 20th, 2012 at 09:21 PM.
Why aren't my images showing up? Can you guys see the attachments?
WTF? This makes no sense at all. The code looks the same and you can see the images if you click on them. But why?
...this makes no sense at all, will upload from other image hosts from now on.
Last edited by Aaron_; February 20th, 2012 at 03:20 PM.
Thanks mangix, I'll try and see if it happens again. Well hopefully not.
So anyway, decided to post more.
And here are the first batch of studies.
And then goes the second bunch.
Originally Posted by Colonel Walter E. Kurtz
Some random doodle
Originally Posted by Mina Kuwabe
A portrait in the lounge thread
A self portrait as the ghost of my fucking haunted room.
Ahh that's for right. I'll post the right later
Last edited by Aaron_; March 7th, 2012 at 01:00 PM.
Nice! looks like you got this digital painting down!
Did you do these in Painter? of Photoshop? or something else?
Keep up the good work!
Thanks Mantis, all of them are done in PS. I used to use PaintToolSai but I ended up "conforming" to PS. You know, it's nice to use the most popular thing when it comes to tools, lots of tutorial, lots of similar experiences. And when I had digital classes, it kinda feels stupid to use PTS when everybody else is using PS >___<
Another batch of study.
Some really uninspired doodles.....
Well, before I started doing these nude figure studies, I did a bunch of these figures from mind....
The results end up just horrible, a reason why I started all this
Nice figures! They read so well and the skin tone is just spot on! You are obviously very talented. Too bad about your art school mishap, I sincerely hope that it doesn't prevent you from accomplishing your goals.
Great sketchbook, keep it up
My Sketchbook - http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...hlight=bloomer
Thanks, b_h_bloomer, don't think I'm very talented at all. I mean, just look at the doodle's algenpfleger did in 30 minutes like 3 three months after studying art. They're way better than what I did in hours.....
Neferinn, haha, LAAFA people are awesome, and most of them kick my ass |___|, like Maisie here.
And no, my foundations are pretty damn far from solid, just look at those hideous nude doodles you know. So much more to work on @____@
Maisie:Yep, still chopping at it! It's a lot harder without LAAFA though, but oh well, at least I have fun painting pretty girls.....
And yeah, hopefully I will go to ACCD next year, can't wait to get back under the CALI SUNSHINE!
Rotting old woman......Well, as you command, considering I had called you "mein fuhrer" of our group once(If you remember lol). But now, you must paint evil horses in Victorian clothing!
Anyway, here comes more studies. Maybe I shouldn't paint so much from porn @____@, think I need to paint some bodybuilders to actually learn about muscles. Hmmmm... bodybuilders and porn actresses, quite a interesting cast of characters for my paintings LOL.
And something I did in the lounge "kill the character above" thread.
And now, some weird doodle.
Originally Posted by Tramp
haha you have some very imaginative works here, and its a great start to a sketchbook. I´m sorry to hear that you didn´t get to complete your art course, but hopefully you will be able to carry on the learning with CA and the community here.
Seeing as you started this sketchbook for criticism I´ll try and give some. I would recommend throwing some more variation in edges into those paintings and studies. Perhaps they are quick, but (as Im sure you know if youve been to art school) edges are one of the main considerations in a painting, so it would be worth adding more variation to draw attention or focus.
Anyway, I hope that helps, and good luck with the rest of the sketchbook!
mAisIeFalLen(Korean gamer nickname style): Yep, it's on, and I'll do it after I finish this other the Shining inspired pic muhahahhaah. When's your break BTW?
Evan Kitson, Nubian_Greene, thanks very much, there will be MOAR MOAR MOAR!
ThomasM Yep, carry on with CA is the idea. Thanks very much the critique, it is spot on. I indeed made edges too uniform on these, need to try much harder. But then I was a bit experimenting with different medthods, like lassoing and locking opacity. I should definitely loosen up the edge afterwards though.
More studies! Now with pretty naked women, massive bodybuilders, a Jeff Simpson study, and a Jeff Simpson study(Amazing artist BTW, you guys should check him out).
A doodle, probably gonna do MOAR with it.
An entry for the Illustration of Week "Broken Thoughts", obviously unfinished, this is definitely one of my very broken thoughts when I watched that fucking movie. MUHAHAHAHAHAHAAAH, I must be CRAZY to have such BROKEN IDEAS. MUHAHAHAHAAMUAHAHAHAHHHHAAHHA I'm not CRAZY not CRAZY NOT CRAyzzyzyzyz hahahahahahaahha
Well, it's actually not that crazy TBH...
Originally Posted by Wendy Torrance
Last edited by Aaron_; March 9th, 2012 at 02:42 PM.
ANyway, did not feel like digi paint today. Spent the whole sketching on my sketchbook and watching Studio Ghibli. Man, maybe I should post them too.
An update on the IOW.
Great looking digitals, it appears you really have the hang of sculpting a 2d image. I always appreciate it when a photoshop image looks 'painted'
Very nice stuff! That victim is convincing, and this chick at the bottom is really well handled.
Not sure what to crit, so.. continue!
Hey, thanks, StarEater, that's my problem actually, I'd rather make my 2D images less sculpted and more ephemeral and transparent. But then, it'll come later.
And thanks Max, good job again on the Kill Chara thing.
I've been not very keen on digital painting recently, spending all day doodling away with my mecha pencil. Maybe I should post some sometime.
But I was working on this week's Teen Challenge, Death of Medusa. Anyway here we go.
Refined Alchemy Sketches
Don't really remember anything about Perseus going to the gym very often, but hey, all ancient Greeks do everything is working out, right? Even my history book says that!
And now, some half-asses studies.
Last edited by Aaron_; March 14th, 2012 at 06:49 AM.
Originally Posted by Jonny Cash
Your last crit in my sketchbook for my current WIP was spot on! I've already started implementing it and it looks great.
Nice lightwork on the plump medusa. I'd hit it.
Bottom left is my favourite.
Wow, great muscle study! The contrast is very nice.
Yo, such a nice eyes for studies dude, curious to see what you will do on your own, keep sharing
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Some pretty solid stuff here! Loving the skin tones in your studies.