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    My Very first Sketching and Painting..Trying to get better

    I am novice in this field. I have just started learning things about sketching and painting. I thought I could never draw, but I am now able to make something. However, there is lot to learn and achieve. I want some constructive critics about the paintings and drawings. I am loving this work, but it seems little hard to achieve the best..

    I started by making figures, now I am working on paintings. Here, is my recent and fourth speed painting done in 45 minutes. I have also completed the painting with details in about 2.5 hours. I am learning the skill of painting with details.

    Speed Painting in 45 minutes

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    After 2 hours

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    These are some figures that I drew and painted..
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    Archer Girl Pose

    Here is one more sketch..I hope they are better than previous ones...I tried my best here...
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    Everything can be much better; and that is of course what this sketch book is for. First I recommend having a look at focusing on one aspect of the fundamentals, such as perspective or gesture.

    He said the roots of education were bitter but the fruits sweet.
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    I agree with L4xord

    buy a bridgman book, it's very good to learn loose gesture based figur sketching with lots of construction. "Bridgman's Complete Guide to Drawing from Life" is very good. Also check out the Andrew Loomis books for perspective drawing and figur drawing. Fun with a pencil is a great book to get you started.

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    Thanks a lot for the suggestion L4xord. I have very less experience in drawings, and the info that you gave can help me a lot..

    @Setherial thanks a lot for the recommended books. I gott Andrew Loomis books borrowed from a friend. I'll get other too..!! Thanks a lot..

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    Thanks a lot...:)

    Thanks for your superb suggestions. I must concentrate on perspective 'cause I think I am very out of perspective in my drawings.

    And I am trying to get the books you mentioned asap..Thanks a lot...

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    The Dead Pirate

    Here's another sketch. The Dead Pirate...!!
    Critique please..!!

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    Congrats on getting started. How long have you been interested/doing arts? My advice is that you should work on traditional drawing and learn the basic skills. Good luck

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    Thanks a lot...:)

    thanks a lot @svendraws. I have just started sketching just 2 or 3 months. can you recommend me some resources for learning traditional drawings? It will be great help..

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    My Very First Speed Painting Try!!

    This is my first try for speed painting. It is made in 40 minutes and I used a reference photograph for this painting..!! I used basic smooth brush in Photoshop only..!!

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    Here, is the final version of the painting after 2 hours. Basic smooth brush used for the whole painting..!! I wanna know which brush to use and where to use different bruhshes...!!

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    I’m really impressed with how you have used colours in the speed painting; really believable sky and mountain range. I would suggest continuing to work on your speed paints. You already seem to be very competent and creating full pieces. Do you have any tips for creating a believable sky? I’m more confident with producing line art than using colour, any advice would be appreciated. Thanks

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    Hello ...

    First of all, Thank you very much..
    Painting clear sky is not really hard. Think of sky like a gradient map of a color from higher saturation to lesser saturation. However, it i important to understand where light is coming from or the position of sun. The colors near the sun are less saturated or more towards white. As you go away from it, increase the saturation. Finally, blend both light and dark colors to create a gradient.
    A good way to understand color transition in sky is to look at different photographs of landscapes. Notice the change in color and try to mimic exactly same color transition in your paintings. Get a good reference image, make the color pallet by selecting different colors from the image, and start painting. It is always good to use references. Painting from back of your head take some time to come out usually.
    In the same way you can also paint clouds. Using good balance of light and dark colors.

    Thank you...!!

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    Quick Speed Paint tryout

    This is a very quick 40 minutes speed painting. I tried to get more of the details, but could not get it time. I am not really impressed with this. I think, I wasted too much time on getting details on the rock, and missed other details..I must take care in future...!! Any suggestions to improve this..Please do reply..!! I am really in a need of getting proper guidance..

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    Hey thanks for commenting in my tutorial thread, i would highly recommend you start to learn perspective. It can be boring at times but eventually it becomes so fun cause it gives you the ability to draw anything after awhile. Outside of that just keep pushing it and put in alot of hours!

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    Hello @Joe777k7
    Thanks a lot for replying and giving me useful tip for drawing..I have followed your tutorial and it is extremely helpful..If you have something else to share please do.

    Thanks..!!

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    This is an initial concept developed by me.

    I with other 4 members are creating a short 3D movie that is based on my original soundtrack "Eclipse". It is a 4 minute movie that plays along with the song. Here, is the song. It is composed by me about 8 months ago..!!
    https://soundcloud.com/aimlessdirections/eclipse

    This is a concept art for a shot in the movie.!! This is designed by me..!!

    Please do give reviews and constructive critics..I am really in need to make it better and produce an excellent movie based on the concepts. There will be more concept designs I'll be sharing here. So, I need you guys to help me out with them..


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    All from my dreams...!!

    Tried to sketch what I saw in my dreams. Trying to learn drawing from imagination...

    Still haunts me
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    tryouts

    Some tryouts today..I think head is little bigger in first one..

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    First time tried something challanging..!

    Yet so close, yet so far..!!!
    Hey guys this is for the first time I painted anything like that. It took me about 7 hours to complete. However, I am still not sure it is completed or not. Please give me suggestions on this so that I can improve..

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    Time Flies

    "Time Files"
    A sketch I did tonight..!! I stuck on making hands. They are still not drawn well..:/
    I just imagined what would I when I grew old? Just memories will be left. Closing my eyes and remembering all that I did..! Time files, but memories remain..!!
    Any critics and reviews please give..

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    The Leaf

    The Leaf..tried to make photo realistic..Any critics..?

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    Wow! This is very nice! You've got some really nice stuff going on here. I really like your use of color in your paintings, too. The only thing I would say off the bat, your figures seem to be on the stiff side. I would recommend doing some gesture studies, at the least those have helped me loosen my figures up. Artsyposes and Posemaniacs have some decent 30 - 4 minute draw tools, the downside with Posemaniacs is that the models are all just 3D, so the models don't have any real weight to them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spelledeg View Post
    Wow! This is very nice! You've got some really nice stuff going on here. I really like your use of color in your paintings, too. The only thing I would say off the bat, your figures seem to be on the stiff side. I would recommend doing some gesture studies, at the least those have helped me loosen my figures up. Artsyposes and Posemaniacs have some decent 30 - 4 minute draw tools, the downside with Posemaniacs is that the models are all just 3D, so the models don't have any real weight to them.
    Hey! Thanks a lot. I'll definitely work on my figures. I suck on drawing them actually..
    Thanks for these suggestion. They will definitely help me a lot.. Cheers

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    WIP
    Need Help Guys..This is something I am painting. Please suggest me something. I am struggling to get details. Please post. Its better to make changes at this stage I guess..
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    Water Glass..Painting from today
    Another attempt to paint something photo-realistic. !! All the details are painted with round brush and chalk brush..No custom brush used..!! Any critics..?
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    Learning to draw figures and gesture

    Learning gesture and figure drawing from different angles..
    Progress so far..

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    Castle In The Sky Frames Srudy

    Long time no posting..
    Now, I am back, and will be posting regularly..Need feedback guys..
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    These are three frame studies from one of my favorite movie Laputa Castle in the sky..Tried my level best to get color and lighting correct. No color picking from the original..

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