Really nice studies and a big passion to develop a skill you have! It resonates strongly with me!
I would probably spend some time doing life drawing, if you haven't a class in your area, online life drawing is good also, better than nothing. you can see here http://www.pixelovely.com/gesture/figuredrawing.php
it's especially important to do it after you hav studied anatomy to where all that knowledge you learned of bone and muscle appears on the surface.
keep it up
If I happen to comment on your sketchbook, please don't feel obliged to comment on mine. use that time instead to get back to work.
Been checking you sb, I see you have been working a lot, I woul say keep up the anatomy studies and try to push some of your pieces further to a more finished state, I think you could learn a lot working in the final stages of an illustration.
Hey Matija! It's great to see you starting a sb here. Good progress from what I remember seeing on the Kitchen forums. I really like the energy and looseness when you bring a piece closer to final like the "booty" study from photo ref. My only suggestion would be to slow down a bit and really study the figure when you doing these figure studies like the last two. Instead of quickly working, feeling like you just need to post something. You have proven you can be quite accurate when you really focus, the challenge will be to keep that intention for every study you do. It will pay off in the long run. Keep pushing man!
- replying to all of you guys tomorrow, I'm so sleepy atm
Not yet done, but I feel like posting updated version of my study and reposting the older version so it's easier to compare them.
@luthertaylor - Yep, some life studies coming up soon , thank you man
@Eric-Anthony - Thank you for visiting and giving me advice. I try to loosen up as much as possible, when I'm not its harder and more boring to do art.
@voraz - Yeah, never enough of anatomy studies its really essential. Btw I do strongly agree with you, the more you go into the final stages of the image the harder it gets, more frustrated I become with results but also what is very POSITIVE about it is - YOU LEARN A LOT MORE - sometimes I just want to do some basic form studies without goin deep into finishing
@Ninjac - thank you for visiting yeah, same discussion as with voraz, the more you go into the polishing, more you learn. Seems like I listened your advice, this last girl figure I'm studying is taking me some time now and each time I update her I'm more satisfied
Last edited by Matija Vuk; August 9th, 2012 at 01:30 AM.
Thanks for the warm welcome. Browsing through your sketchbook really motivates me. I love your line-work, it's great. I need to learn how to refine my digital work like you. How do you go from a rough W.I.P. like the above and get that finished look?
update, hope you guys like the way I'm going with this piece
@ Zidartha - Thank you man will do
@ Jonathan L. - I'm glad if I help you stay motivated. Refining is the hardest part imo, you can do it for ages and go totally wrong way not even noticing it its something you really develop with time and as you do more and more finished products. Just doing simple basic images will not teach you that.
For WIP piece : I start mainly with round basic brushes, then as I go more into details, soft round brushes with low opacity, some extra texture brushes + range from normal, multiply, overlay, soft light layers do the trick tools are not important they are just there to help you get the image you want.
Important trick is to have the vision, the goal in your head how the image should look alike
Im doing so small updates (ESPECIALLY ON THE FACE) but I'm satisfied with changes, hope you guys can see them and you agree they are goin better and not for worse
Last edited by Matija Vuk; August 10th, 2012 at 03:10 PM.