dont know where i was going with the design and its kinda stiff and boring but here it is anyway:
another photo study, used the round brush for the characters and a soft edge brush for the background:
for a little experiment i then adjusted the tone and added a noise filter, i think the effect is kinda neat:
studying off Micheal Hampton's Figure drawing: Design and Invention ebook. the ones in the blue square are copied from the book, the other ones i tried from imagination. just the head, torso and pelvis for now:
a little mech sketch from not too long ago, a WIP but i dont know if i'll actually develop it further, who knows :
Last edited by CChhim; May 22nd, 2014 at 07:01 AM.
Nice works, I'm really digging the portrait studies. As for your imagination stuff, try to always use a story as your starting point and use that to guide your design decisions. The story can be as simple or as complex as you want. Just have fun with it!
Number 2 is intriguing. I like the fact you are laying out a character design(esque) layer process. Keep going on it. Add some more lights and some more darks. That seems to be the trend among fellow artists and tutorials.
@Fincks: thanks, I'll try to do more of what you mentioned.
@deaedbeat: thank you
@acu: cheers, I'm glad you noticed
@fantasyartist: thanks, yeah I think its really important to be playful when sketching, sometimes I forget though
@Wrennwick: thanks, no2 was done a while ago and I wasn't aware of what process I wanted to take when coloring him, so it was kind of trial and error with the overlay layer.
I still need to get better adding more lights and darks, the photo studies have helped a little bit though, but I think I need to do more shorter and quicker ones next time.
Here are some sketches from the past couple of months. Just played around with ideas from imagination, they were taken with my shitty phone camera 'cos I don't have a working scanner. I told myself that I wouldn't get into the habit of uploading any of my old work.. but oh well, these are the ones that I'm not too embarrassed to show,, haha
Beautiful portrait study, but I think you could have pushed it even more. It seems like it's missing details to sharpen it out. Still-- The right shapes, proportions and values! Roll on, my friend, roll on! (I need to find different ways of saying 'Keep it up'.. *gets out brainstorming sheet.*)
the painting with the two ladies doesn't actually work with 3d red and cyan glasses, but if you apply the same technique to two separate photos taken slightly beside each other (each shot representing the left and right eye) you can get a pretty neat 3d effect.
here's one i made a while back, it actually works with 3d glasses:
you could probably use this technique to make a pretty neat 3d photoshop painting that works with the glasses too..
It's been some time since my last post, I have been drawing but not posting anything, I hope to get back into it.
I think it's neat to have an online journal where I can keep track of my progress and eventually look back at how far I've come.
Here's something I found on Deviant Art, I thought I would also give it a try, both were drawn from imagination, the first piece was the most complete PS painting that I had done at the time.