I'm new here in conceptart.org and just started with the workshop to improve my art, namely color, composition, buildings and backgrounds or better yet create a more solid style.
I aim to become a concept artist or character designer for games and such; I am a big fan of Akihiko Yoshida (Final Fantasy Tactics, Vagrant Story) and Evan Lee, Hyung Tae Kim. Artists I look up to include Fenghua Zhong, Joao Ruas, LINRAN, Yong Sub Noh and Zhang Lu among many others.
Critiques for my works are absolutely welcome!
I have the following questions:
A. Do we need to copy/base specifically from old masters? Or can I copy from the artists I listed above?
B. If it's a yes and we can't copy from above artists, can anyone help or guide me which old master should I pick or base from the works of Fenghua Zhong, Tong Sub Noh, Zhang Lu or Evan Lee.
C. Also, on a different topic, it seems my attachments are piling up when I removed an image and attached a new one, please save me . . . (Figured this out on my own, a menu in you profile settings thing)
John Singer Sargent artwork study
In the meantime, I started the workshop with with I chose Sargent because I saw his name pop up in some art sites I visited, like "Sargent Study", then I looked for his works and got interested because somehow I liked his strokes...? I loved doing this, specially how he painted the eyes, mouth and mustache! All in all this was fun, this was only the first or second for me (copying from a master) and I found it to be good practice. This helped me loosen up a bit and be more aware of values to make the work pop-up.
I spent about 2-3 hours on this I think? Then I re-read the instructions then it hit me that I should have done it in 1 hour max and not doing the details, I'm sorry for that, my bad, I think I got caught up in the moment so i stopped on this progress hahaha. Didn't get all values right, but again was happy with the process (not the time), i need more practice!