Here ill update my thumbnail
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Last edited by lucardo; September 3rd, 2015 at 04:30 AM.
Edit: I moved the first post to here so i can update the thumbnail
Hello! My first post here. I was making a painting of my room from life, because many people said that painting from life is the best to get better, but i had to go to work and i lots the light and the room shape, so it is unfinished, but i think ill start with that. Please coment if you feel like it ;D
Hello! having trouble with my wacom. I dont have scaner aswell. Now i kinda solved my problem with the wacom. ehh... a painting little training. ive made a face. the bad thing i can see on it are that, the head proportions are all wrong. even so i liked the colors and the overall result (i think ive improved). But please, point anithing else that you think is wrong, that could have being better or different Thankyou
Last edited by lucardo; July 31st, 2013 at 03:12 AM.
Yay for drawing from life! Though I think perhaps drawing your entire room might be a bit too complex of a subject for serious study. You can get further into the image if you focus on a relatively small and simple object and try to take it as far as you can.
In response to the portrait, I think you need to take the painting one step at a time, starting with structure and nailing the proportions before moving into value, then color, then texture, etc. It feels like you kinda skipped ahead to get the color down, so you're left with an image with very little range of value or contrast. To illustrate my point, here's a quick paint over.
Also, start with larger brushes at high opacity to block things in and only reduce size and opacity when necessary. Here's a great general tutorial that's very helpful: http://androidarts.com/art_tut.htm
Oh! thankyou very much for the replyes! Yes, is true, ive started with the color on the portrait. Then, ill start to do grayscale versions first, and just then color. I have problems with choosing colors. I like to use lots of colors, but i allways end up using a variation of the same color, witch makes the picture look ugly (at least for me). Is there any way to lear how to use colors? or it will be just experience? (maybe i just answered my question?)
Edit: dierat! that tutorial is amazing! im sure it will help me alot!
You don't have to start with greyscale if you're not comfortable with it, but make sure you're aware of where your values are at. Color distorts our view of values and makes it harder to see whether we're covering the full value range. Sometimes it helps to have a color layer on top filled with grey that you can turn on and off the check your values as you work through the image.
For colors, I would recommend a combination of studying the real world and playing with color theory: http://www.colormatters.com/color-an...c-color-theory For example, you can choose to set up an image to have an overall complimentary color scheme using blue and orange (like in the portrait you were working on) to create contrast. But in order to understand how materials and surfaces reflect and absorb color, you need to study real life and work that knowledge into your paintings. Oh and there's a book that you could get discusses the subject in more depth if you're interested: http://www.amazon.com/Color-Light-Gu.../dp/0740797719
Thankyou very much. ill study more, and post my progress as i go.
Double post. Sorry. I have been very busy these days. Coudnt train too much. I decided to do more life paintings, but didnt had the time to paint a person, so, i painted an apple. to me it looks ok, but im not to sure if i get the values right.
i've tried to make my sister's portrait. it does looks like her . Even so, i dont know if the colors are right. i like them. i think i've used more values this time, but... yeah... hahaha. Feel free to point any errors that you find.
PS: reendering curli hair is too dificult ):
My mom was watching a movie, so i drew her. So... life drawing portrait studies. I think this one improved over the last one. Its black and white, but i think the head proportions are much better.
Long time since i posted anithing here. I should keep doing it. Well, i did this drawing. The worst part are the feet.
Hello! Frist image was to practice values. Second one is a study on cloth folds.
Ok... Ill try to use the forum. I reeeeealy need to improve. This drawing is some months old, but ill post it just for the sake of updating.
Nice drawing! Keep at it there is tons of potential in your work.
Thanks! It has been quite a long time since i produced something worthwhile. Yesterday i read something interesting thou. An article that said " You shoudlnt produce in order to achive your goals, but achiving your goals should com off as a product of your producing". From quite a long time ive been drawing thinking that i need to make the best (in my case) comic book pages, to get jobs, and therefore achive my goals, but i gess thats why i havent been able to draw anithing good. Instead, i should aproch everithing from another point of view. To produce drawings because i like to draw, and because i want to become a better artist, and then, ill enjoy doing it much more, and so ill do it much more, and become much better, and then, the jobs will naturaly come (no so naturally, i still will need to send portfolios to people and stuff, but i guess i made a point haha).
Anyway, lets see what thappens!
Did some doodles today. Sometimes i start doodling while doing other things, and i kinda loose notion of time.
1h from photo.
Sketches from imagination.
I am the master procrastinator. I have been telling myself that i would do at least 10 human studies per day, for days! But i never do them! So today i forced me to do the 10 studies. All from photos. It was kinda painfull, and i wanted to give up and go do something else. But i commited to finish. F-feedback please?
I also said i would do 10 faces, but i dont think i can do it, so... 1 face.
haha you're not the only one who over promises to themselves
find your learning speed and cater to it.
Something about your figures seems a bit stiff, I think it may partly be the line you use. You're using a pretty straight line which is fine, but it's means you need to compensate by accentuating/exaggerating other aspects of the figure, particularly the general shape of your forms (draw a line along the center of your masses and play with how that line curves or zig-zags) as well as the shapes of the individual forms themselves. Try giving Mike Matessi's Force a look, it explains this stuff far better than I could.
Also, is that Dandy?
@Minse : Thanks for the coment man! Ok, ill try to exagerate more, but without giving up my straight lines. I use them to give the volumes a blocky feel you know? It helps me visualize them in a 3d space.
Who is Dandy?
Just did 10 free hand car sketches. Another of my "goals" of every day practice. Still have to do the human studies, face, animals, clothes, urbanscapes...... ANIMALS! God.... is this too much?
PS: Feed back on the car sketches is welcome. This sketches gave me quite an insight of patterns that most cars follows, regardless of model, that are reealy helping me to be able to draw them.
I tried to do a cityscape. Free handed, because today im tired, but the amount of detail needed is just too overwhelming. If someone has tips to be able to finish a cityscape drawing, it would be apreciated.
Love your style! keep up that hard work!
Uau... its 4:am as this is being posted.
The human studies of today! I should have done 10, but on the 9th, i felt so sleppy that i coudnt reallt do anithing woth.
Minse: I tried on this ones to exagerate the pose a little bit, so it to feel less stiff. What do you think?
some clothes studies.
Yesterday, i tried to do a cityscape, bout i coudnt do it. Today, i tried again. This time, i went till i finished. I think the result is ok, but it is still very hard for me to realisticly render the overwhelming detail of a real street. I think i need many more hous of carfull ovservation and training to be able to render a street scene convincingly.
EDIT: BTW, this is from imagination, but i used a photo to reference some elements.
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