Hey Bri despite the camera problems it still looks good. I love the strong drama of the expression. I have problems photographing my work as well and I am trying to save up for some proper lights on stands. I also recently asked Rob Rey here on the forums for tips as his paintings are great and he photographs them so well. In case you don't know of his sketchbook here is a link http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...02#post3809102. Hope it helps and inspires more great works.
Sweet bri! Man, how can you blend the color paint on the face so well? I never worked out with traditional that well!
This might be late but I really like the big guy concept of your digital (comment #136). The anatomy is well done
Agerkvist- Cheers buddy. Been having a break from studies but ready to dive back into the level up.
fantasyartist- Thanks for the kind words
Marian Rowling- Awesome, thanks for the link Marian, will have a good look tomorrow. Ye proper lights on stands would be sweet!
springofsea- Hey Springy You should try oil paint for blending, it is one of the better mediums for soft transitions. As for the big guy, might go back and flesh him out at some point.
Haven't really done much over the last couple of weeks, kinda lost my art mojo. Spent all day yesterday looking at digital artists. So today was more productive, started this motorcylce gurl after looking at the art of Evan Lee and feeling all inspired. The bike is loosely based on the BMW HP4, a truly beautiful machine. Would love to ride one, who knows, maybe one day.
There's also some rough sketches a couple of warm up heads and a Giovanni Boldini colour study. Really love his paintings, quite similar to Sargent.
Hey, you're back! Good to see ya. I like the machinegun-bear-man, and I'm interested to see where the red one goes. Good start on the bike too. Something feels a touch off about the perspective though, can't quite figure out what... Maybe her leg is too far forward?
Ahh good to see that you're back - I haven't done any level up studies for a few weeks my self either. Needed to do something else for a little while, but also had time to finally get a sketchbook so I hope you'll stop by!
That color study is looking REALLY good Bri - the assignment is 1 full color study or how is it? Man I have no idea what's up next.
Dahlia- Hey how ya doing! Yup the leg was totally funky, think it looks a bit better now. Still might change the pose.
Quasar- Hey thanks, really dig your work.
Mike- Cheers buddy, you the man
Agerkvist- your sketchbook is looking sweet mate! Hmm the next assignment is either colour 1.2 or composition 1.2. Think I'll go with colour. 2 high 2 mid and 2 low saturation paintings.
Did some more work to these two. Gonna try and take them to a finish as my first digital portfolio pics. Not settled on anything yet, will probably make lots of changes before thinking about details and light. Might change the biker girls head to a more realistic one and I might change her pose. Dunno we see.
Did some rough possible backgrounds for my two sci fi characters. Not really sure if any of them are worth working on. Might mess about and do some more as I really wanna be set on a composition before spending time refining things.
5, 6 and 8 look good to me depending on what setting you want. 5 tells me they're about to board that huge spaceship to fight somewhere. Or maybe they just landed.
The top ones would work better I think, if you moved the characters a notch or two to the right.
And I can't quite decode what the female soldier is thinking. Her expression is a bit weak for a warrior? Maybe it's the pose, especially they way she holds her head.
And as always, awesome stuff, this time I just chose to comment on the less awesome things since I know that's why you're here - as if I could teach you anything!
On another topic, what books do you recommend for learning anatomy drawing? I have bridgmans, but it feels rather unstructured, granted I haven't really dug into it yet. And I mean besides oodles of gesture drawings and life studies etc.