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Great sketchies and studies, I've gotta say-- It looks like you've got the shading well in hand, my friend, well in hand! Keep up the mastery!
@ Colorado kid - Thanks man, means a lot. IF I can inspire anyone with my drawings, well then that's one of my goals achieved. That's what I set out to do, because I get inspired myself by great artists.
@Misty - Ah, thanks dude! But to be fair I was only copying from a book, ha. Shading has often been my weak point. Only way is up though!
Wow, drag and drop feature!? PREPARE FOR ART SPAM!
Here's a drawing of Cammy from SF that I sketched out. Going to try and paint this one.
Hope you're ready for the spam, mwa ha ha. Great new feature!
Thanks so much WenDu!
Here is an imagination sketch from today. A few issues I can notice, let me know if you see any problems. I am quite suprised I pulled this out, but you can see how much I have worked on faces rather than the body, haha. Going to hit the figures hard, so I will try one of these every day to spot weaknesses.
Thanks for looking, g'night!
Hey dude! I'm really liking your more finished work recently. With your work being so awesome with portraits, i oh so wish you would look at figure drawing more. Please put effort into studying it, i think you would be really kick ass at it! A good start though. Its probably easier than portraiture and you'll get a massive kick out of it when you are good at it! The only thing between being awesome at it and now is the usual frustration, annoyance, repetition and study.
Then we will bask in your undeniable glory.
If you get stuck at all, let me know and ill try and help.
Your portraits are looking killer, great work. Those Loomis studies are looking pretty stiff, and a bit scratchy. It could just be the brush and/or the way you saved the picture, though. Keep that portraiture energy in all your work and you'll be set. Keep it up.
@kimonas - Thanks a lot dude! Yeah I'm slowly working on that, going to dedicate a lot more time to figures now. I've learned a lot from those simple figure drawings alone. Haha, and since you said please, how can I refuse!? . But yeah, I know I'm going to struggle a lot...but you have to go through it right! Definitely will ask you for help, will be needing lots of it! Painting the figure is my biggest concern!
@Colarado kid - Thanks sir! Yeah I see what you mean, I have always maybe had that problem, shading is not my strong point, something I really wanna work on. But digital shading is hard
Okay it's late and I am tired. But ok. Not a very exciting update. I did some poopy asian face studies, trying to add more variety to imagination faces. Then an asian portrait study. I like it, but I failed because of the hand. So, paint hands more. I also did figures which I am happy with because I am seeing proportions better because of my figure practice! Learning is exciting.
Sleepy byes, see you guys soon I hope
Hey guys, small update. I have had a little think and I am going to take things to the next level. I am banning internet during the day, and I am putting my time into all the fundamentals of art. There is only one way to succeed and that is by going at it full on. Wasting time on the internet feeds me with so much guilt, so I will only try and check it before bed. There are no shortcuts, you just have to work really damn hard. The onus is on you. Otherwise you will look back with 'what ifs?'.
I'm going back to the sketchbook, I am going to fill those things up until my hands bleed.
Going to try and keep posting regularly, but if not, I will be in the art cave, not knowing when or if I will emerge. Laters.
Hey guys, told you I was scaling back to basics! Can't be bothered typing something new so here is a copy paste from pm
So yeah. I really didn't want to post this. It feels kind of backwards. But oh well, this is what I've been doing. Anatomy and a lot of reading, in the ole' dirty sketchbook. It's a breath of fresh air going back to traditional. But also a reminder of how I'm missing my sweet digital lines ;(. Doing this has greatly increased my passion for art and learning. There is so much I want to learn and get good at. I am so excited about getting better. Also I'm sorry if you are expecting a sweet update, this is all I have. And the kind of thing I will probably be posting for a little while. This is hardcore mode.
In the end, this sketchbook is a journey. Hope you will follow along!
Also I didn't really have a dream about falling in love. Well, not recently. I just wanted to write something poetic.
Hey brah sounds like you've decided to change gear!
Just thing though - when i was doing a lot of anatomy studies i went to traditional also - and it came to bite me in the butt when i went back to the PC. If i would do it again id stick to the PC. Traditional stuff is fun though...
Good to see this keep bashing!
Yeah bro! Reality check!
Hmm, why did it come to bite you in the butt? I dunno man, people have been learning to draw through paper and traditional tools for hundreds of years. It just feels more natural to me. Plus I love the idea of looking back through sketchbooks and seeing what you did over time. I'm really enjoying it, I'm more into it. It's a great learning process. Interested to hear why it didn't work out for you! I just can't imagine that someone can downgrade their skill by moving to digital.
Okay, here is some more things. Loomis, reading, gestures. It's pretty heavy. Moving onto the skeletal frame is really tough, but Loomis stresses how important it is so gotta do it! Well, this is a nice change. My plan is to work on the figure and a bunch of other things, but I have just been sticking to the figure. Learned a lot already! Now, back I go to my cave.
Good luck in your studies. I know you're going to do well. Just stick with it and keep moving forward.
wow your character/portraits have so much personnality in them. Good joob man!
Hey dude nice to see you bashing away at the figure drawing! Its pretty thankless i find as i found a huge drop in my comment count when i was doing that stuff, so less encouragement, but its massively important. Keep going at it!
Let me know if you get stuck at all and id be glad to help (though im sure youll be able to figure it out yourself)
Also about it coming to bite me back in the butt... I felt unfamiliar with the medium (the computer) and it was frustrating me. The line drawing was fairly easily translatable, but when it came to laying down tones, it drove me insane! Thats just me though...
To the cave with you son!
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Get you jive ass back here, son!