Glad you enjoy it.
My rendering is pretty bad so I've been practicing off some mma reference pics.
As far as rendering is concerned, the key is to pick a light source and to stick to it. Remember, you're not drawing/painting the object, but how light falls on the object. Try to understand the underlying planes on the objects, that will help you grasp how much (or how little) light is able to hit the object at hand.
For now, just keep practicing, and while at it, try to retain as much as possible. Keep going!
When rendering I try to see the shape I want, then recreate it myself. Maybe I will try to break it down into planes to make it easier.
Here's a few more from today.
Really nice stuff, I dig your pencil sketches and studies, remarkable! Your digitals aren't as good as your traditional work, but damn, your style, shading and linework kick ass!!
Keep it up!
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Cool stuff. I like the rendering on those tentacle things!
Yah...I know...there's always too much too learn and too little time. It seems like you're making some progress drawing those human type people, but it could still use some improvement. I would maybe recommend doing landscapes for a bit and coming back to this...or don't...I don't know...just do what you think is most helpful I guess...but improving in one might give you new insight into the other...maybe.
Here's a mass landscape sketch. I think I deliberately chose shitty images. I think I'll do another but pick some sexy clean images.
More landscapes before work
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I'm seeing improvement! Your paintings have really started to fill in!
The big thing I'm noticing is just that you seem to be doing a lot of photo studies and working from flat/2D sources. Have you tried any life drawing recently? My recommendation would be to take your sketchbook and just draw stuff around your home. Or, if you're feeling particularly adventuresome, go outside and draw a bit! It really doesn't matter what. What it should do is help to help you with depth and lighting.
Some sketchbook sketches http://designbob-omb.blogspot.com/20...k-as-i-go.html