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    Giving up

    So you know the story : start a sketchbook..blablabla...hope i will be able to update it as often as i can...blablabla.....any feedback (even if it's a ball kickin' one) is welcome.
    Oh, and if you have any drawing suggestion, i would be pleased to hear it.

    Thanks to everyone who'll pass by and have a nice day

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    Looks like a good start. On the left helm, the reflections towards the upper right look off. On the right one some volume is getting lost, especially towards the top.

    Were these photo based?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmallPoly View Post
    Looks like a good start. On the left helm, the reflections towards the upper right look off. On the right one some volume is getting lost, especially towards the top.

    Were these photo based?
    Thanks for the comment and yes absolutely these were photobased, is it wrong doing so ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FUZION PREDATOR View Post
    Thanks for the comment and yes absolutely these were photobased, is it wrong doing so ?
    It's fine - people here use photo reference and do photo studies all the time. In production art, the "correct" method is the one that gets you the intended result in the quickest amount of time. It's generally best to balance photo studies with working from life. Working from other peoples photos and paintings can help you learn color use, composition, and other techniques and lighting doesn't change if you take a long time.

    The downside is that the result is much more likely to look "flat" (it's harder to observe overlaps and how the lighting wraps around teh form), the resolution, camera angle and lighting are all fixed, and most of the artistic choices have already been made for you. Working from life also lets you study the same subject from multiple angles and with any kind of lighting you want (with still lifes, at least), and always in enough detail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmallPoly View Post
    It's fine - people here use photo reference and do photo studies all the time. In production art, the "correct" method is the one that gets you the intended result in the quickest amount of time. It's generally best to balance photo studies with working from life. Working from other peoples photos and paintings can help you learn color use, composition, and other techniques and lighting doesn't change if you take a long time.

    The downside is that the result is much more likely to look "flat" (it's harder to observe overlaps and how the lighting wraps around teh form), the resolution, camera angle and lighting are all fixed, and most of the artistic choices have already been made for you. Working from life also lets you study the same subject from multiple angles and with any kind of lighting you want (with still lifes, at least), and always in enough detail.
    I understand what you mean, thanks for the advice i'll work this way more often in the future, thanks again

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    Here's another quick study, all are photo ref except the bottom one which is made from imagination, hope you like it, any feeback is welcome

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    Traditional 30min more or less, i already know about the huge friggin' eyes and the left ear problem
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    Another one, digital few hours

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    welcome to cA and have fin with your sketches
    Its a nice start with those detailed armor sketches
    I like the face studys, too.

    do you have some more
    keep up the good work

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    Thanks , and i do have some more work but i'm kind of ashamed to show it

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    Digital , no ref, not really finished 2h
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    Digital with a only real life ref of a skull
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    Digital with refs (one for the pose the other for the color)
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    Another quick "color" study, less than an hour
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    Speedpaint with a pretty poor attempt to mood color

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    Concept of a creature, inspired by the Jesus Lizard
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    Digital paint had probs with perspective & anatomy
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    awesome job with #1 and #6, keep it up!

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    A "directed" painting, i was the hand, i had someone else telling me where to place what, i guess it's a collaboration then
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    Watercolor, marker 30min
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    You've got some really good studies in here. I love the predator and the armour studies in #1, also the watercolour in #20 is lovely and expressive.

    You already know it but I thought I'd mention your weakness with the human figure. It might be an idea to study some anatomy books and do sketches and studies of people in real life to get some practice in with that. Though if you can only get photos for refs, that'll work too. I'm stuck doing that myself and it's pretty frustrating, but it's better than nothing.

    Anyway, great start, keep going and good luck!

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    studies look really good but imagination work falls back a bit. keep up with the studies and youll be fine!

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    Thanks for the comments of you all

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    Watercolor study 2h
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    Pencils on A5
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    I forgot to put this one, it's a pretty old digital spent countless hours on it.
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    Watercolor from memory 1h30
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    Hope you like it !

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    Another old digital, almost 2 years old, when i look at it, i feel like i've been regressing alot since then
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    An entry for a DeviantArt contest "Dragon's Child" i got my ass seriously kicked, i ended up at the 7th place out of 10, here's the recap http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs70/i/20...ld-d5tgar2.jpg

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    des choses pas mal, je trouve en revanche que les ombres noirs du dragon sont pas les mieux...d'autres couleurs pourraient etre plus interessante?

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    Merci pour le commentaire. Franchement je sais que les ombres sont anormales sur le dragon mais je ne saurais te dire comment je pourrais les corriger.

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    Le temps semble nuageux, j'affaiblirais les contraste pour voir, j'epaissirais le brouillard dans le paysage, en fait je me rends compte que le ciel est bleu et que le fond est rempli de fumé..... il faudrait peut etre marqué le paysage pour rendre ca plus visible non ? et l'ombre la plus genante , c'est le noir sur le cou du dragon, elle est beaucoup trop forte.

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