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Yeuk, not gonna lie but I'm not diggin the new color scheme. Not sure what was so wrong with classic brown. Hopefully there's a forum setting to use the classic palette.
Anyways, big update.
EDIT: Ahhhhh! I just noticed the star rating on this thread, thank you guys! I know it doesn't really mean anything, but I truly appreciate it
Some landscape stuff. Feeling pretty open right now and ready to put this to words (and I've talked about it a lot on my stream anyways..) so here goes nothin. And also I think maybe there's a good handful of people who have fallen into this trap as well so perhaps someone can relate.
[deep thoughts] On this mountainous one I'm really struggling with converting the value painting to color. Maybe I haven't put enough time into the illustration yet but this will definitely be a struggle to figure out. Gotta stick with it though. Been thinking a lot about how the last two years have gone and I'm realizing just how little finished work I have. Spent a lot of my time from Dec/Jan '11/'12 (when this mystery train began runnin down this lonesome track) to Dec '13 just doing studies and not really applying anything. I didn't really spend enough time trying to make my own images and getting portfolio work together. I put tons of hours into anatomy studies and haven't really finished any character designs so what's the point you know? So bad of me I guess maybe it was a fear of failure and such but now that I'm becoming more aware of how bad the situation is getting I think it's about time I face those issues and accept some failure. So now I'm going to try doing this thing where I limit my studies and use them to really target specific things when I know more or less exactly what I need to study. Hopefully this will make my studies more meaningful and worthwhile. [/deep thoughts]
Awesome sketchbook! I wish I had your incredible discipline on doing such perspective study-avalanches! Keep on posting and post the upcoming pencil studies in higher resolution, please!
Over 9000... not professional? Your work looks pro! :o also that painting of your room is killer, big compliment!
http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=271143 <- Sketchbook >¦¬D
wo man im learning alot with your pallete envis, i think that way i would be able to manage this thing maybe, thx alot for the idea and inspiraion, your environemts are great. (if you want post something in the environment group in my signature, would be great).
edit: also i understand your "deep thoughts" i relate to them, that happen alot to me too, i thought about it and im gonna do one finished one too and im gonna make that the excercise of the week, really, cone and join us.
edit 2 -_- : where do you get that perspective grid? is handmade or you download it?
Last edited by Buxu; February 12th, 2014 at 01:16 AM.
Buxu - Thanks man, yeah color palettes are super important. Color/value without limits ends up looking like mud. I usually just fashion my own perspective grid, but this path tool at http://www.freddieart.com/quicktools...d=1&category=2 is really helpful once you have your vanishing points laid out.
I'm back folks, here's an update which includes a triptych I'm working on.
The progress with everything, figures and environments is so cool, everything is still constructed but getting more lose and lively.
Whirly - Thank you Yes, hopefully as my anatomy and understanding of composition and light improves I can get a more lively feel to my work.
pindurski - Thanks! Construction is one of my primary focuses, especially when it comes to the figure.
Here's some stuff for today. Just design sketches that took way longer than expected. This design is for an ancient artifact which I'll be using in an illustration for the "Absence of Gravity" Illus. of the month challenge at permanoobs. I'll post it up in the thread tomorrow after I get some thumbnails down for the composition.
Nothin too substantial today, just some more thumbnails and finally some character sketches. Settled on a thumbnail for the environment challenge, not sure if I'll be able to finish it in time though. I like the idea and it should be a step forwards at the very least so I'll try to finish it even if it's not done on time.
Quick update before class, stuff from this morning's stream. Character sketches finished up, on to the next round and refining the design. Environment challenge final sketch finished up, gonna get to painting it. I'll sketch in the figures as the composition and values are worked out, didn't want to spend a bunch of time doing the anatomy drawings and then having to go back and change everything.
Two master studies and a WIP of a landscape based off those studies to apply them. Kind of a disaster tho, I'll finish it but it's not looking too promising.
Holy crap landscapes are really really nice. You certainly applied what you learned in your own wonderfully!