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so im getting started with paintings after years, but im lost a bit
Last edited by cassovia; April 22nd, 2012 at 08:41 AM.
som earlier stuff
another paitings, i have bit chaos about workflow progression, i dont know what to do first somehow
I find hard to figure how to finish edges or properly lay down color in some basic steps
here are some head sketches from loomis book and figure of soldier i tried to paint, for shadows i used masks
OK, so I did some paintings from reference
Last edited by cassovia; February 4th, 2013 at 05:35 AM.
this is latest, made from reference
i did today som face studies
Nice work! Especially that vampire on #4. I agree with the above comment, you work better with refs, but that doesn't mean to stop those from imagination. You should just aproach using refs a little differently. Use them as studies: pick a focus, say value, and work on capturing all the values in the ref on your canvas. Try to the understand why certain values are the way they are. Work on understanding rather than just copying.
Anyways, there's my 2 cents. You've got the right stuff. Keep going!!
Wow, I am really impressed that you are doing all these different expressions and actions in your studies. Keep it up, you are most definitely improving.
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The studies are a good start. Make sure to take your time there and think about what you're doing there. No mindless painting while studying or it'S going to be some wasted time. But there are some nice parts already =) If you can transfer a bit from it in your own paintings you're on a good path.
In some of your head drawings I notice that you tend to make the back of the head very small. Have an eye on that! Take a look at real human heads and start measuring the proportions and see there you might went wrong. It's a long journey to get human faces and heads right because anyone will notice right away that something is off. But patience and a lot of practice will help. Keep going =)
Hello everybody !
Thank you for you comments, I really appreciate it!
I do lots of gesture studies and when I want to learn more about faces, I always try it with expressions, because it's harder
I don't have much of my own work but this painting I did recently, I helped myself with a photos and even little bit of tracing over them.
I dont have very much straight workflow, I usually do a greyscale base with valuse, then color layer and then another normal layers for refining.
some recent eye studies and WIP
here's another WIP, having hard times making correct hair and face
I recently started a preliminary course to apply for a local design college, we had some life drawings, graphite on paper
Ok folks, long time no see, I did some faces from imagination.
quick study before sleep
and another one, working on evening shifts, so Im a bit low on power during night
I was watching a few speedpainting videos, so i tried some quick rendering, pose was supposed to be bit angled, i will finish it later
i did something today as well
Ok, so this is something original, work in progress, im going to finish it in next week, i will have to do some more torso studies
wow great improvement man! it helps with personal pieces to paint alongside a model too, even if it's just an image of some lady standing ther, it'll help with checking proportions. For example, i think on that last piece her legs are a bit too short.
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face study before sleep
I have a psd file where i do most of my master studies, heres on layer
head shape rendering from Burne Hoghart's book
did some quick portraits