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February 22nd, 2005 #1
WIP of baby
I've been trying to work on my drawing, but I left my sketch pad at home, and I've been dying to play around with digital painting. Oh, and I don't have easy access to a scanner. So, here's my digital WIP using a photo as ref.
Anything I've already done too terribly wrong?
Last edited by glikster; March 2nd, 2005 at 05:29 PM.
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I'm using a mouse....
so any crits? any interest in viewing?
Is there anybody OUT there?!
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LOL...one thing you'll learn here at CA is that patience is a virtue. I don't think I've seen any thread get hit in the first 10 minutes it was posted. Which is good because usually people take the time to make thoughtful comments
personally I love this painting...it's very sweet and expressive. Are you going to keep it black and white? I hope you'll post the finished piece.
That there is one damn fine coat you're wearing....
my CA sketchbook
February 22nd, 2005 #4
sorry, but the first 2 weeks of my lurking I kept seeing HUGE amounts of "New Posts" so I kinda figured that there was some intense turnaround for posts.
I guess I know better now.
I appreciate the response, and I have to credit the model for the sweetness.
I sure expect to keep posting what I have. As for color? No idea at this point.
February 22nd, 2005 #5
I'm not sure, but 21 minutes may be the record for a crit whine.
Flip this horizontal and you'll see it's skewed about 20 degrees (maybe less). It doesn't jump out that much because it's early in the process and so much of the face is covered. I think you're going to the details too soon. You should really block in more with the big brush before going small. You haven't solved the ear problem or much outside the main features (eyes, nose, mouth). If you can block in everyhting first, it will give you a much better feel for how to finish up. Also, I need to heed my own advice, because I tend to do the same thing as you, especially when I'm just sketching around. It's not looking too bad, though.
February 23rd, 2005 #6
I broke a record already?! Yeeha!
Thanks for the crits.... I was kind of thinking that I started the details too early. And I will definitely take your comments into account! Thanks!
February 23rd, 2005 #7
I know what you said, but here I included the ref. The kid's face is skewed.
And I knwo what you said about going back and blocking in major shapes first, I tried to do that a bit...
The update is subtle.
and here's the ref from sxc.hu
Ugh! I just saw how much I squeezed the hell out of it! Damn!!
February 23rd, 2005 #8
Hey Good start ! Thanks for sharing this with us.
I've never done a digital copy I should try it sometime.
March 1st, 2005 #9
I'm trying to figure out how I can fix my initial mistake, that of using a soft brush the whole time till now.
March 3rd, 2005 #10
HELP!!! Where do I go with this? Should I just shelve it and say, "Yay, that was fun... now I'm off to the garage to saw a plank of wood in half"?
March 4th, 2005 #11
Hi there, you are making a good effort
here, my best advise is use bigger
brushes, to avoid this scrachy dirty
efect you are getting because you are focusing
to much on details to soon, use a 30 size round hard
brush to define main shapes and try to avoid getting
caught up in details
Read this post of Prometeus ANJS, he is way better
at explaing this:
I made a paint over your painting
in an attempt to show you what do
I mean by by not focusing in details,
first you need to get you main shapes
down, a sphere for the head mass, one more
for the mouth and two more fo the cheeks
use big brushes to do this make sure you can
read the image with simple bold strokes
before you render it, you light is coming form
the top almost at the center of your figure
the fist thing you need to make is some
simple volume scheme more less like this one:
Fliping you image horizontaly is a very good way
to chek if you proporcions are going in the rigth way:
Now that I have the main shapes figured out
I can start using smaller brushes to add details:
This is final product:
I suggest to you to start doing some still lifes firts,
fruits, vegetables, before jumping into doing
portraits, babies are specilay hard to do,
get to know how the light works in simple objets and
then try doing a portrait again
I hope I was of some help see ya later and KEEP THE DRAWING UP!
Last edited by maxetormer; March 4th, 2005 at 07:45 PM.
March 4th, 2005 #12
Thank you!! Thank you!!
This was precisely what I was looking for when I posted here!
My real problem is one of time. I work full time (computer job - nothing even remotely artistic) and my wife is pregnant so I don't have much free time at home after work. I'm going to try to get as much life drawing in as possible, though.
Thank you again for the time you took and your advice!
March 4th, 2005 #13
maxetormer : god damn it, your a true Conceptart.org hero
March 4th, 2005 #14
Bravo, you freshly shaven CA Adonis!