Update Sept 2015. Just putting one of my new pics on the first post cause I'm tired of seeing the snake one.. heh
I've been drawing for most of my life from just pencils in sketchbooks to 3d work in maya, then a couple of years ago got into acrylic painting on canvas. About six months ago picked up a tablet to get into digital painting.
I much prefer concept art style paintings, mostly landscapes but I like vehicles and characters too. I created a profile on DeviantArt just a few months ago and in one of my recent pics someone recommended I start a Sketchbook on here. So, here I am.
Definitely interested in any feedback anyone can give regarding my work. I try to draw as often as I can (which isn't everyday regrettably) and I just want to get better and better.
Without further delay, here are most of my recent pieces.
Last edited by Chris Fraser; 3 Weeks Ago at 12:54 AM.
Good to see you around here, good thing! Now keep those daily practices up and coming, do alot on paper which is the most important on an inicial stage, really on all stages but oh well xD! Any help just give a heads up!
One thing you could improve on is lighting and tonal values. For example, hard reflective materials like metal, glass, etc will generally have crisp strong highlights with hard edges. Be mindful of where the illumination is coming from, and its colour temperature. For example, a warm light source like a fire or the evening sun will give cool shadows (dark muted blue/purple, not black, try not to use pure black). Water can be tricky to paint, as it is transparent and yet reflects the sky, the opposite shore etc (depending on calmness of water). I would recommend doing quick tonal/colour studies from photos. Having a gist of how colours and light work will really push the realism of your creations.
So I think this is pretty good for the linework on this piece. Gonna start colouring it soon. I feel like I've spent too much time on it already just to get it this far tho. I'm so damn slow with line work. I'm fairly happy with this so far tho. Gotta keep practicing!
Still working on this one. I changed the colour balance a bit and am starting to add the horse/hero character in the foreground. I think I will need to brighten up that dark black patch just behind the horse and to the left tho.
Keep it up mate, you are definitely doing some good things. Keep working on your imaginative ideas for your digital paintings but also try to work on your foundations, draw some figures from imagination, practice perspective and etc. Apply those foundations to the pieces that you have been creating and I am sure you will be awesome. Start sketching in pencil and post those up. You will be surprised how the traditional side can easily translate to the digital.
If you have a moment, Help me improve with critiques. thank you Sketchbook