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Thread: Winterspring's sketchbook
May 30th, 2012 #1
Welcome to my sketchbook, thanks for stopping by! Feel free to offer feedback and critique.
Last edited by winterspring; May 31st, 2012 at 05:02 AM.
May 30th, 2012 #2
May 31st, 2012 #3
Thanks, Ally. :) I'm trying to get used to digital right now, but my main goals are: color and light/shadow.
May 31st, 2012 #4
Today it's nearly 90 degrees; hopefully it won't get above 100 much this summer.
June 1st, 2012 #5
Try putting your digital images into greyscale occasionally while you're working on them to check out your values. Right now you're only using a really small range of values that are all pretty much in the middle, so your art doesn't have anything that pops out or any kind of contrast. I'd recommend doing some simple value studies to help, too.
June 1st, 2012 #6
Amarok - thanks for the feedback! I will try to work on values. More studies would be good.
Hopefully the values in this dog is an improvement. I'm still not really sure where the light/shadows go exactly, so I'll try to draw from life more often.
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ugm the only advice i can give you is that you must use more colour tones but so far you are improving with every piece, something hard to archieve...
btw check out my sketchbook too ! im a newbye like you and i need advice
June 1st, 2012 #8
Value, color, and texture are definitely your weak points right now. Your shapes are great and work very well with flat colors, and it's the next stage of the image where you're missing the mark, as your dog process shows quite clearly. Start studying light from observation, as often as possible. Look around your house and find some small simple objects, get some from your local thrift store, or make some out of paper or cardboard. Set them up under a single light and study value, color, and texture in that order. Good luck, and keep posting!
June 1st, 2012 #9
June 1st, 2012 #10
Thanks so much for your critique! I find I have little patience when it comes to texture but it'll be something I have to work on. I tried incorporating your advice into these dog nose studies below.
Here's another progression, this time with references. They still seem so flat to me, they need depth somehow..
Off to work now, I'll draw more tomorrow.
June 3rd, 2012 #11
More texture practice.
Dull metal - fur
Shiny stone - glass
Skin - stone/rock
Fire - water
Lightning - smoke
Snow - night clouds
June 3rd, 2012 #12
June 4th, 2012 #13
When it comes to landscapes I am lost.