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October 29th, 2013 #91
This guy has what it takes keep the passion going. Just curious to see what creatures you have in that 15 year old head of yours. Nice work.
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great progress! Really enjoyable to look through. I'll be sure to check back now and then ^^
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November 9th, 2013 #93
MrFrenik Yeah its great and it teaches you so much, still having some difficulties using only that to choose colors. I took the study further but didnt finish it to the point where I wanted it :/.
lennon Thanks! Yeah I find Peter Hans dynamic sketching so cool, starting with primitives and going simple to complex, something I have to do more of haha.
LtPlissken You hit me right in the feels everytime man, and you are completely right about the frustration thing I have a tendency to be a bit too hard on myself but I always think how will I improve otherwise?
I plan on doing art my entire life simply because I cant stand not being able to express my ideas but my lack of skills can bring me down alot of times so thats what Im working on haha.
Thanks for the comment I really appreciate it.
Darkstrider Thanks! My linework is really something I need to work on haha, my pencils often get really messy and the scan doesnt help at all.
Escavalier Yeah my edges need alot of work, I heard studying clouds was a great way of improving your edges so I might give that a try
Jkilla Thanks! I dont do enough creatures, they used to be my favorite thing to draw a few years back. I'll have to start doing them again haha
So I decided to start Noah's Art Camp along with one of my friends so I have no excuse at all not to paint!
Really enjoying the first few days but the number of studies we have to do is crazy and exciting haha.
So here is what I've been up to for the past 3 or 4 days along with some pencil sketches that I'll scan in later
First week is Master Studies.
10-15 min value compositions.
Learning so much
Last edited by Avon; November 9th, 2013 at 12:36 PM.
November 10th, 2013 #94
Very nice composition studies!
I'm a peacock, you gotta let me fly!
November 13th, 2013 #95
V3T Thanks man!
So I got my ass kicked by color studies and also learned a whoole lot about color in the process so here are some of the color studies.
Started off limiting my time but ended up spending too much time on some of them so I didnt get to do as many
Starting week nr 2 with a better understanding of color and awareness of how horrible I am at managing my time haha.
November 14th, 2013 #96
The color studies are looking great, combined with the old master
studies creates you an indestructible carapace which can go through
fire and showers of small meteor stones. I look into my magic crystal
and I can see you coming up with some gorgeous life drawings in
the near future. Till our next meeting, take it easy and keep working hard.
November 14th, 2013 #97
So here's a two hour ish study of one of Sargent's paintings which I messed up the lay-in and rushed it a bit too much.
Thanks for looking
November 14th, 2013 #98
November 21st, 2013 #99
Thank you for posting in my sketchbook, there's always things you can say, don't worry if you think I'm good or not, I really still need to work on a lot of things.
Your studies are doing pretty well, one thing though; you keep missing the angles of the features, I recommend using a sight stick to make sure things like the eyes are aligned together.
November 22nd, 2013 #100
Jacky-Boy Thanks I really appreciate it
PeteJ Yeah my portraits need a lot of work :/ Thanks for stopping by
So just some recent stuff Im not too satisfied with, might even take some of this down
The imagination sketches I had a time limit so they look super rough and Im not too happy with them
Also my first still life, it was a bit of a challenge but really fun.
And some color quick studies
December 7th, 2013 #101
ive done studies like this (are you doing noahs artcamp?) and they helped me a ton
keep it up and dont get demotivated, they will really pay off. same for those still lifes, it looks to me youre off to a great start with that. keep it up!
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December 7th, 2013 #102
So had some intense exam weeks but still found some time for painting but not enough really.
Tried digital self portraits from life for the first time and they felt pretty weird but really fun
Spent more time on the first one but the second one ended up just being a lay in.
Will be posting more now that the exams are over.
December 8th, 2013 #103
For head studies, I would suggest picking whatever way you are most comfortable and do lots of sketches of them in every angle. Don't worry about making a face that looks like someone. Just a carefully constructed head. Good luck and keep working hard!
I'm a peacock, you gotta let me fly!
December 10th, 2013 #104
V3T Thanks man!
Applying some head studies I've been doing and just generally messing around
Please tell me if the colors look weird on your monitor, my laptop screen seems to display colors a bit strangely compared to other screens.
December 11th, 2013 #105
Great energy in your work! Also seeing a lot of improvement in proportions. 15 years old? That's fantastic. You're on your way. Keep doing what you're doing... always be curious about how to do things better and you'll keep improving.
December 11th, 2013 #106
hard labor rolling over, here cool stuff avon keep it up your doing very good
Also, would be cool if you stop by my
December 11th, 2013 #107
I like your study painting. This is really interesting to see your improve. Good job and keep it up !!!
December 12th, 2013 #108
hey Avon! great going there! you've made a lot of progress. hmm, I do think you should spend some more time measuring before you actually draw. espec when doing life pieces. close one eye and your your pen to measure distances. head height vs head width. tye eye position relative to the middle line. then check those on your paper. after that you can just fill in the blanks and your always safe. well, remember to remeasure after putting in the basic shapes maybe. I'll be back, see how your break-in into the industry is going
December 13th, 2013 #109
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December 15th, 2013 #111
Really good progress, keep it up!
Thanks for replying to my sketchbook!
December 16th, 2013 #112
p sage Thank you!
féfé73 Thank you!
ashess Thank you I will try that method! Thanks for stopping by
Flaskpost Yeah I can get a little impatient sometimes haha, have to slow down and focus. Thanks for the advice
Danny_KThank you I will
Falapoco Thank you!
So I hope this sketchbook isnt too boring to look through but I havent really been doing anything that appealing really, am starting to work on finishing things which is really challenging me and Im never satisfied with the results but I guess I just need to finish and move on to the next one and hopefully get a little better every time
But here are some quick female figure studies/gestures and some practice in drawing faces and I guess I could just as well put a WIP of the painting Im working on even though it looks pretty rough and pretty horrible at the moment.
Thanks for looking
December 19th, 2013 #113
yw. and im not bored. the 2 first images are not showing in that post, but I like the penciled lady's head a lot!
December 31st, 2013 #114
Nice line drawing portret Master studys look nice, but other works looks a bit disaturated, lacking contrast 15 year old ? Doing great keep going at it !
January 13th, 2014 #115
ashess Ah I'll try to fix that, and thanks!
Daumis Thanks I'll keep an eye on my saturation and contrast next time
So I traveled to Iceland for the holidays and didnt have much time for digital stuff there so basically just did a bunch of sketchbook stuff that hasnt been scanned yet, but here's a final for the first ''finished'' digital painting I've ever done, not as polished as it could be but I feel I can do so much better that I'd rather just call it finished and learn from it.
I dont like it at all since my workflow is all messed up and my knowledge of colors is limited hence the horrendous colors and it took more work and frustration than it should have but I guess you have to start somewhere
January 13th, 2014 #116
Avon! Your sketchbook is great! I just had to stop by in appreciation of you stopping by my sketchbook! I really loved seeing your progression. I noticed in your latest updates that your proportions are getting off track, don't forget to keep practicing your bodily proportions. You are doing so well, and you have much dedication! I am really liking the pink highlights on the latest update.
January 14th, 2014 #117
February 16th, 2014 #118
November 15th, 2014 #119
AdrienneRose - Thanks! I really do need some work on my proportions hahah. Thanks for stopping by
Umbravita - Hey thanks! I really didn't work as hard as I should have but I did learn quite a few things. How did you like the camp?
Jablar - Thanks I will
So Im back, its been almost a year since I posted here and I thought I'd post here to get some feedback.
Been an interesting year, started high school and made some awesome new friends with similar interests.
Been trying step up my painting meanwhile so I would really appreciate some feedback
Here's one thats really close to finished but I just cant seem to get the surroundings to work, especially the sky and trying to achieve a sort of vibrance and atmosphere.
I would really like some critiques on this one.
Ill be posting some sketches and unfinished stuff later on
Have a nice one guys and thanks for looking.
Last edited by Avon; November 16th, 2014 at 07:28 PM.
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At this rate, you'll have no trouble breaking into the industry. Keep up the great work, and hey, thanks for the visit on my SB!
Critiques on your latest? Well, her head looks to be sitting too far forward on her neck. There are little things like that. Just keep practicing, and you'll get it.