Hello Shifty, I like your life drawings. I think that the ink wash drawing of the women laying on her back is really nice. It has a really strong sense of light that adds some drama to the overall image and the light creates a nice eye flow from from the face to the upper torso and finally off the shin. The pencil studies are nice as well and there is some nice use of hatching. Looking good!
Thanks DGRSmithJr, I agree, that drawing is one of the better ones, they set up some nice lighting at the drawing session on that occasion.
Just a quick sketch of some fantasy armour, the proportions are a bit off as I went straight into rendering instead of laying anything out first. I regret adding the stitches, the idea of a kind of living bone armour seems more interesting to me.
Thanks CarlaPrada. The two male inked ones I roughed out the overall shape with pencil, the rest I went straight to ink. I focused a little too much on getting those two accurate, I don't think they look as dynamic.
I like your living bone armor sketch. You should flesh out that concept some more to see where you can go with it. Personally, I think that the eyes on the helmet is nice and the opening for the person inside looks like a mouth. Maybe it'd be interesting to see that mouth idea repeating in other places on the armor. I can see it a little in the abdominal region but maybe exaggerating it more and maybe putting it on the shoulder going into the arm, the arm going into the hand in a kinda gauntlet. Just a thought. Nice work, I really like it.
More life drawing. I've been working on linework and colour, which I think are my biggest weaknesses. It was pretty rough for the first couple of sessions, but I think now I'm making some progress. I think I'm getting better at drawing hands as well.
More colour experiments and a couple of cross contour type drawings, and of course some pen and brush. Swapping styles so often doesn't seem to help, I might try to stick to one style for the next couple of sessions.
Stuff from imagination, minus the two old guys which is from a photo reference. Pretty happy with my line style, just don't seem to be able to apply it to life drawing. Also some cross contour practice and clothing/character design.
Another heap of life drawing stuff. I'm pretty happy with some of the coloured stuff, but my scanner makes a complete mess of it. Getting a little better at likeness in faces as well.
I should probably work on my shading/values a bit, but technical stuff kinda bores me.
I've been experimenting a bit with 3D, trying to get a lot of expressiveness and style into low poly models. I'm kind of digging flat shading, but I'd like it to be a bit like cel shading, more binary light/dark rather than a full range of values.
All faces use the same base mesh, it's an attempt to make a mesh that has just enough detail to allow a lot of different distinct variations.
same sorta thing happened to me..I lost interest, but figure drawing seemed to give me alot of motivation. I think I learned the most during that class since I was progressing soo fast. Just going to class gave me a high even if my drawings were shit, I felt calm and at ease no matter what was going on in my life at the time.
You're definatly capable of doing this professionally and good luck if your going to pursue it or just have fun.
wow, love the life drawings! all the different techniques are done really well and it's super inspiring. my only critique would be that the faces dont match the quality of the bodies for me, but in your most recent post it looks like your working to correct that anyway