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July 8th, 2012 #61
Thanks Tagachi and Fly.
I'm aware of my perspective problem and I'm working on improving in this area. I will use the cone of vision and all the other tricks that result in a perspective without distortions. More cubes coming soon.
I will also do more life drawings.
For today I made another study from Rango. I focused more on the sky and I neglected the rocks in the foreground. I'm still having problems with drawing rocks.
Note to self: Study more rocks
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Salut,Andrei! Imi plac studiile tale din mediul inconjurator dar cred ca lucrezi prea mult pe tableta.La perspectiva n-am ajuns asa ca nu pot sa comentez dar anatomie nu servesti?
Succes in continuare,pari sa fii determinat si te imbunatatesti pe zi ce trece!
July 8th, 2012 #63
July 10th, 2012 #64
Multumesc Kriss_Kringle. Ma pasioneaza mai mult tot ce tine de mediul inconjurator dar sunt sigur ca la un moment dat o sa am nevoie sa pun si personaje prin conceptele mele. Sunt foarte multe lucruri pe care vreau sa le invat, anatomia este putin mai jos pe lista, dar este importanta... inca nu am ajuns acolo.
I did a Caterpillar bulldozer study today
July 11th, 2012 #65
I did another vehicle study today but I focused a lot more on the structure of the model and I ended up spending too much time on drawing all the lines and the perspective lines. I like the workflow I used yesterday a lot more. I just blocked in the shape of the model and started rendering it (while keeping in mind perspective)... It's less accurate but I got the result a lot faster.
I tried to do the same kind of presentation to make them feel like they are part of the same thing.
July 11th, 2012 #66
Just took a look at all of your stuff and can say that I can see the progress. Last few pictures (truck and crane) are very good. As mentioned before, you need to work more on perspective and that's it. Keep it up and thanks for sharing.
July 12th, 2012 #67
I did another vehicle today... the classic forklift. I tried another workflow though, something I was planning on integrating in my drawings for some time: I spend around 20min in a 3D app and blocked in the main shape of the object, I took a screenshot and I painted on top. I plan to do this more in the future, especially for big environments.
July 13th, 2012 #68
your knowledge of 3d certainly has helped, these works are very clean and presentable to a client- i enjoy them greatly, i think uve realy captured them in their simplest forms, and yet perspective and accuracy wise- they are sound. 2 thumbs up!
July 16th, 2012 #69
Thanks A Faux
I did something using watercolor today. Last time I played with watercolor was around 15 years ago in school. It's intersecting seeing how it works compared to what I know in Photoshop (+ it's a lot more fun).
I watched a YouTube video showing how to do the trees below. I will continue doing more stuff like this in the near future.
July 17th, 2012 #70
July 19th, 2012 #71
It looks like this is the watercolor week for me.
Today I found out the hard way how complicated it is to figure out the amount of water needed... nothing worked as I wanted. The end result is a lot different then the reference but I learned a lot. I just need to keep practicing.
I followed this video to make it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4tV19VH9XI
July 22nd, 2012 #72
July 23rd, 2012 #73
I did two studies of panoramic photos I took this year (one last week in the Ciucas Mountains and one this spring at the Black Sea) . I have a tumblr blog where I post these picture if you want to see more: http://picoramic.tumblr.com/
I plan to do studies of most of them. Keep in mind that I took them with the phone in different positions so the perspective is distorted.
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there was something really captivating about that ball you painted. I couldnt tell you what it is but it was very nice
July 24th, 2012 #75
July 26th, 2012 #76
Today I needed a few quick ideas for some cliffs that I'm making in a 3D scene and I did some quick and rough studies in Photoshop before modeling them. It looks like a mess but it gave me a few good ideas.
The more I did the better ideas I got... I should have done more. I will do more.
I also did two more studies of pictures I took earlier this year.
Hope you like them.
July 27th, 2012 #77
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July 30th, 2012 #79
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August 5th, 2012 #80
I was away for a few days and I took my pen and marker with me to sketch. I didn't use markers to shade until now but I like it so far. It's a little annoying because of the fixed size of the marker but I plan to look into ink wash in the new future, that should be more fun to work with. Sketching with ink was also hard because you can't erase or hide mistakes, you really have to think carefully before drawing each line.
I plan to look more into this lite travel supplies pack I could use that can give me nice contrast, a nice way to shade and apply basic colors. As I said I plan to buy a waterbrush and use it with ink and maybe watercolor pencils for more color variation. Any other tips?
I like the look of the sketches above so I'm going with ink for now.
August 5th, 2012 #81
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woah! I think im becoming one of your biggest fans. your grasp on light is amazing. your paintings look like 3d models painted over with photoshop. especially the last 2 boats
September 21st, 2012 #83
I haven't posted for some time but I didn't stop drawing... I went traditional for a few weeks. You can see what I've been up to on my blog http://andrei313.blogspot.ro/
I did a quick environment today for a project I want to wok on in the following months. It will be a wild west small town. I will do a few quick mood/lighting/color concepts to figure out what I want. I have a few objects modeled, like the windmill bellow - I painted over the 3D model to give it some color and adjust some things here and there.
I will post more about this project in the near future.
It doesn't look like what I have in mind but I'm not expecting to get it right with my first concept... so more will come.
September 21st, 2012 #84
September 21st, 2012 #85
I did another concept for the little environment I'm working on. I'm getting closer the look I want.
Just like before I blocked in the scene in 3D and placed the camera where I wanted and then I painted it in Photoshop.
Doing the Rango studies a few weeks ago helped a lot.
September 21st, 2012 #86
great stuff. that cemetery is Looking pretty sweet! mabey try some variation in the crosses, even if it are small things!
October 2nd, 2012 #87
November 1st, 2012 #88
Here's a bigger update then usual.
I don't have as much time as I would like to post here often but I will keep my blog updated as often as I get a chance so check that out here: http://andrei313.blogspot.ro/
Pencil, pen and markers
And my first attempt at gouache
November 1st, 2012 #89
Enjoying the improvement on the 3.5 hour boat piece. and overall improvement!
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wow awesome work , I especially love the windmill one, hope to see more.