Hi everyone, i'm totally new on this place. I'm stocked to see that there is so much people over here helping eachother, that's really great.
I really want to be part of it and share/learn with all of you. I'm always so much impressed when i watch images, illustrations of digital painting. I wish someday i'll be able to create some of these stunning images and express myself with drawing.
So here i am, my name is Ladislas, i'm French (appologize if i'm doing mistakes with english, still progressing. I used to draw when i was a child, but i stopped more or less years ago , i'm not sure why. I've done some visual communication at school and work "freelance" in this area.
Like 1 year ago i started to feel bad and limited in my Art. I suddenly understood that my drawing skill was not developed and i wasn't able to draw a character from scratch, or it would suck a lot...
SO i started my journey to become a better artist, to become the artist i want to be. I started to draw again and learn to paint by myself watching youtube tutos and doing studies of several things.
My goal: be able to draw and paint like pros. My problem at the moment: i don't feel confident in creating stuff from imagination. ( i know it's mostly cause my skill level from imagination is lower than when i do studies and i know this is normal, i feel i need to expand my visual library ) What i need ? I need you, i need people to give me tips, critiques, advices, i don't want to be alone on this long journey, and i'm sure it's always better to be surrounded by artist and exchange with them.
So here's the place where i will post my stuff, you're welcome in this place.
THANKS to all the people that will help me on my journey, i'll do my best and also try to share my vision on other people sketchbooks too.
LET'S GO :
For this one i only done the color , the lineart is from sinix who made a great tuto that you can watch here if interested.
Last edited by LA10; February 26th, 2014 at 08:09 AM.
wow, hum seems i have some troubles with my post , don't know really well how to post images the good way. Even got some troubles with double posting... these things will fix with time i guess. I keep my journey, posting things from here and there, the B/W boy is a study i've done with reference, i think i like to paint portraits with reference, i've tried to let many brushstrokes appear on this one , i will post some other with less strokes later.
I've also done a few things from imagination( like on the painting with fish) and some drawings of figures. Will keep on posting stuff so you can see more clearly what type of issues i'm facing if you want to help ( that would be ggrrrreat haha)
Here's some new studies of faces i've done the past week, i've tried to make some quick studies of values on some painting by Rembrandt. I also done some few painting that are more "achieved" ( and more long to paint 2/3 hours min) ). If your haves some tips, critics that could help me going in the right direction, i would be glad to hear some advices.
Hi everyone, i'm uploading some new stuff i've done these days. I've worked on values in black and white and "tried" to do some landscape tutorials. I feel i have a lot of room to improve on both of these 2 things. in fact i'm more confident when i deal with value studies of people, i've tried to draw sculptures of masters ( Le Bernin )to grasp some things and contemplate great stuff. I think sculptures help me to see volume more easily even if i've painted it from a photo. What do you guys think about them ? if you have some critics i would love to read them.
I've also tried to paint landscapes , and wow , it's difficult, i'm not confident with dealing with perspective. I also have problems to stylise and sum up in a simple graphic way some elements like houses... Also got some issues on materials/ textures. As you can see my details are just scratchy lines that constructiong forms... Pretty "amateurish" ( but i have to learn the tips and secrets) i still don't know how to use my brush well to have to good effects. ( dealing with opacity and size) If you have tips for me , i'm totally open and be grateful if some of you can give me a hand.
The new studies from the previous days , some few landscapes and a portrait of an old man something i rarely doing cause the skin is more complex to paint for me. I apologize for this brazilian beach which is not very nice haha, the image is too big and it didn't turned in a good way.
Hey Kono, thanks for your comment, it's a long way to be able to reproduce reality is in a believable way. But i keep on working on it.
Here's another portrait i've done this weekend. It's a portrait of my sister viewed from the side.
Hey, looking good so far. When working from photos, you should try to simplify more. I think you're "drawing" in too much and defining unnecessary details, such as the individual hairs in the latest portrait. Are they really important? Many of the most excellent painters and draftsmen did well without such detail, and so can you. Especially in the "old man" portrait, all the folds in the white cloth that are barely visible in the photograph are drawn with as much definition as the important parts in the face. I think less would have been more in the clothing. Please don't take it bad way, I respect the effort, but the charm in drawing lies in the simplest statement possible of both forms and contours. Work towards it
Hi RK, and thank you for stopping by my scketchbook. I'm really glad you took the time to give me some advice and tips on my work , don't worry . I'm here to learn so i will never take any offense for constructive critics like the one you wrote. Actually i'm looking for it a lot cause it's gonna help me way more than doing my stuff and figure out things that i don't see on my own...
You're right about the details, i'm always looking for them and i think i really need to learn to draw in the right order : I try to paint with more big shapes that in the past and then refine and finally add details. I'm gonna try some new one following your advices and see how it goes. Again, thank you for taking the time to write me some advices i really appreciate.
Hope you'll stop by again on my sketchbook to give me your thoughts on my work.
Here is a portrait i've done a week ago ( before some advices about managing details . For those who like music like me, i'm a big fan of "Incubus". I will do some other portraits soon.
I've done some new studies of sculptures heads. Still have to work on the proportion and drawing in general. I've tried to focus less on details, it's a try, it's seems "blurry" now but i guess if i mix blurry strokes with some hard brushes on specific details it could work better. I'll give a try