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Hi. So I'm a 19 year old lad from Ireland looking to better himself when it comes to art. I've browsed this site for years but in recent months I've started taking my art more seriously, and I hope to one day work as an illustrator, or even concept artist, so I figured starting a sketchbook here would be a good way to motivate myself and get some critique, and hopefully learn from the awesome talent here.
I apologize for some crappy pics but my scanner hates me and refuses to work, so I gotta make do with what I've got
Last edited by Vezarez; July 17th, 2014 at 07:23 PM.
Been working digitally these past few months, so here's some progress pics.
The further down you go the more recent they are, with the top one of the bluey green face being one of my first digi paints, and the barn at the end being a painting I did yesterday.
Various sketchbook pages
Wow..you are doing some supercool things graphically and you have a great sense for color.
Unfortunately, how flat your drawings look detracts from the effect. Not in that you shouldn't mix graphic flat areas into your work, but the "rendered" areas look flat. Try to get away from working from photos and draw from life more; draw yourself is need be. Do a full-out rendered drawing with a value range from pure white to pure black to test yourself. If you're drawing in a grey sea, that's a warning sign.
But very exciting images, keep it up! :)
edit: Oh, and welcome to CA!
Some doodles I did today in my sketchbook. The first 2 are from life; a quickish self portrait and a study of a weirdly shaped shiny black bottle of cologne, then some crappy gestures. I threw in an old digi paint as well because why not? And damn my scanner, it always brightens my images.
I like your use of textures in the digital paintings.
The self portrait is looking more 3 dimensional than the previous pencil sketches but it still feels a bit flat because of the harsh lighting. Next time add some mid tones to show the transition from light to shadow.
Nice start ! I really like your style, and how you use colour. As JDBI said your values are looking better already - keep it up!!
Please drop by my sketchbook and help me improve!
Silly little portraits of my girlfriend and myself. Definitely feel like my sense of values is getting better. There's some subtle shading in there that you can't really see due to my scanner butchering the brightness though. And my gf's lips look like that because she's duckfacing
Last edited by Vezarez; March 1st, 2013 at 07:33 PM.
Very cool style in here!! Love it and look forward to more posts :>
Really loving all the portraits so far. The colored one in the OP is really vibrant!
Thanks for the kind words!
Pretty busy with other stuff lately but I'll try post whenever I'm able. Here's some quick colour speedies I did from imagination.
EDIT: Dammit I keep forgetting to turn of f.lux (which is this program that dims your screen a faint orange colour) whenever I paint and my colours always end up being slightly off
Last edited by Vezarez; March 3rd, 2013 at 02:47 PM.
Been away from home all week so getting back into the swing of drawing. Started with some head construction since I struggle with drawing faces at more dynamic angles. Wasn't really feeling it today so they're pretty bad, I almost feel like I've taken a step backwards, but maybe that's just the sleep deprivation Mostly from imagination based on the Loomis method, with some direct Loomis studies and a couple Bridgmans thrown in too.
Self portrait I did this morning. This one was frustrating to say the least (DAMN THOSE EYES). This was my first time doing a portrait entirely in photoshop, I still feel like I have much more control with pencil and paper than I do with a tablet, but practise makes perfect I suppose.