you have some very nice drawings you've developed a nice rendering style and i see you update alot. All good things the self portraits are nice might I suggest changing it up some and doing more than the standard straight foward portrait. Anyhow keep Posting!
hey xaya, you have a great sketchbook going here. You have a great understanding of facial structure and it shows in your sketches, your shading isn't bad at all, I would suggest that you experiment shading closer together and think in terms of tones more. Also, try not to hatch such that people can play tic tac toe, it will allow for a smoother looking form. Anyway, good work! Keep it up!
thank you vctr, mogando25
absolutely right what you say will study mimic this weekend...
ok i went back to loomis books.... study how he does faces
(there was something wrong with volume, perspective proportion and so on.
i hope the links work, my webaccount at tripod lycos was locked...
don┤t feel that productive these days...
can┤t work more than 10 min...
F'ing noice, love the hand and chick. Dude, keep it up yo...the faster the better
well i started a there pieces work hope it will be finished in a week....
I still didn┤t found new energy or where my energy runs out
quick sketch / ref.
Artist block? I have been in a slump for more than a week,
sometimes you have to push yourself to break this evil spell,
(Life drawing can do wonders at a time like this)
great updates Xaya I especially like the March 3rd no ref girls face and the toned hand March 8th and yesterday's Girls face is looking nice! Keep it up xaya!! about the artist block I can relate especially when doing sketches or studies not "finsihed" pieces it can feel like your not acomplishing anything and its hard to spend more than 10 min on a page before feeling board.. what might help just sit down put on some good music and and draw before you know it 30 min 1 hr has passed! anyway keep posting
thank you both very much...
here some recent works
hope i can show u some studies too next time..
that┤s for school of course.... a transversion of a Casablanca scene
Good thread here!
wow! thank you mentler, admire your work!
ok here some quick stuff; done while watching tv (so no ref.)
and next to a mirror
Nice sketchbook man, I like the portraits.
The last post with the dude kicking, well he has serious foot issues. I think you have bent it slightly to far because in reality the foot can't bend that far at all.
In the last portrait the mouth isn't lined up with the nose and eyes. Also the nose looks like its bent too much to the right of 'his' face. Hope that helps.
Apart from that its all good. Keep up the good work.
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thank you pvpham,
well there is much to improve...
ok i started a new oil painting 80x60cm
i am not satisfied working conditions...
the oil colors aren┤t so opaque as i wished they were.. (Lukas Studio Colours)
have found this bird while i was running through the forest
now it is in my parents house!
3-4 hours so far... not finished at all!
sorry for unsharp shot
i already asked this some time ago
but is it possible to darken the whole painting after completion...
something like that
i have serious problems to get a dark mood because of my colors behaviour
to be not really opaque?
--will try some different brands...
Some really nice stuff in here. That arm study is subtle but works very well. It looks like you've been feeling frustrated with yourself the past few weeks. I think trying different things (like the oil painting) can really break up the frustration and get you back focused and enjoying your art again. I'm forever getting pissed off with myself, but usually it's cos I'm doing the same handful of things over and over. Anyway, things are looking good. Keep progressing!
thank you oishiiniku,
it is probably quite normal to hate your own stuff sometimes
knowing that you can do it much better...
The oil painting really kicks me back,
i have some nice concepts of drawings
and also study anatomy daily
My personal problem is that i only want to great "masterpieces"
which means here that i want to create something with "depth"
and intention not just some trivial stuff.
And at the same time i know that i have to learn some basic stuff and i am quite far from develop the pictures which are in my head!
Try a small area first :::: mix some burnt umber with a little medium :::: brush it thinly over a section of your paint :::: while it is still wet rub out the lighter areas with a soft rag :::: details can be done with q tip dipped in gum turp :::: what you are trying to do is leave the darker color of the burnt umber in the shadow and brush strokes :::: many of the old masters did this several times during the course of a painting :::: takes a little guts to slap the transparent glaze over a painting you have worked on for a while but give it a try :::: of course you cannot do it until the underpainting is pretty dry!
thank you very much Mentler,
i finished the painting
and dig a grave for my little friend,
it was really a nice practice and i learned a lot;
you give me some good advise with what you say mentler
but when you speak about "medium" it is quite unclear to me what you mean,
because there are many mediums (for faster drying, gloosy effect etc.)
Those gestures from the 24th are terrific! I'd love to see some more of those
And great job on the eagle too, try doing more things like that - images that aren't portraits
hi imageproof, thank you... don┤t you like my portraits?
Ok here a some body studies, some with some without ref. (no live drawings..it┤s a pitty!)
I think smearing with you pencil isn┤t so unprofessional,
you just have to balance between tight, fine lines and smooth shading, haven┤t you?
here we go:
O NO! your artwork woint show on my computer for some reason! I hate technology... no wait wait! now its working! great artwork you have here! Keep it up! makes me feel like i should just give up drawing lol.
check out my sketch pad somtime yoooo! http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?p=445421
thank you gafmar,
i am currently not able to post something, because i forgot my digicam at my parents home.
It is quite strange this days with drawings,
it doesn┤t lack on knowledge and understandness to put something down,
but on concentration and hand-brain coordination..
I thought while i'm logged on i might as well take your hint on "a lack of comments in your sketchbook"
It's nice, there's good stuff. On the smearing issue, i read about a technique that sounds good to me. I've yet to try it out though. What you do is you smudge the tone a little to create an even light grey all over your drawing. Then you use a kneaded eraser to pick out the highlights.
What you should try to stay away from is to use your fingers to 'pull' tone into the dark areas. That way you lose control of your values and shapes.
I thought you might be interested in this, i think i read you wanted to study to be an illustrator. Check these guys out if you don't know them yet: Die Artillerie. They're a bunch of illustrators working in Munich. I think at least some of them studied visual communication there. That might be more interesting to you than studying arts, because you'll probably be in a more commercially oriented environment there. Check out Benjamin Von Eckartsberg.
Now i gotta go get some more work done, i already feel like a slacker. I gotta post something artsy sometimes ...
Thank you a lot Ancient Kitten!
ok back in my flat with my cam
i didn┤t achieved to draw something near the point of "finished"
so here a some more loose sketches
- took some time to get back to a flowing status
and some more:
didn┤t got a softer pencil for darker shading
well here two fresh sketches...
it┤s gonna time to do something to the end...
c&c as much as possible 8)
didn┤t had the time to do a better shading.. i am quite buzy these days..
just for fun,
but here is a example what a bad shot with digicam or a bad scan
(i do it with my digicam)
Done some tweaks with PS
heh, I think we do very simliar anatomy mistakes.
Anyways ratings goes up, would you not say?
the double profile portrait piece has some strange tension between the two.. its interesting
Notice your heads seem too small on the bodies.
Get rid of that,
its the devil sign~~
Try and open up your lines,
It looks to me like you think a lot when you draw,
maybe too much
loosen up.. let things flow naturally
Honest love makes one's soul a reflection of the partner's mood.
No sleep - More draw!
Thank you a lot Eyal, i see you still squeeze out your inner pictures!
Well, you are absolutely right,
i still draw the heads too big in relation (sometimes)
the woman`s head is correct, isn┤t it? (4th last post)
I have to draw more from life than from imagination i see!
What do you mean with "strange" tension?
And yeah i think a lot while drawing, but if i wouldn┤t do that some shit
would cover the paper, i feel i think, which i connect with concentration,
bit to less...
well, give it a try!