Impressive amount of studies again keep it up dude! But you don't need encouragement at the moment you're a drawing machine I think aiming to work professionally is the best motivator and not out of your reach if you keep this up I reckon (but I'm not an expert ) I will definitely share what I learn on the course, I'm hoping I can still afford it though, will have to see what money I get at Christmas!
cgaddict: thanks ! respect too for your hard working
Angel Intheuk: thanks again for encouraging words !
i found a nice art courses made by famous american illustrators (like rockwell).It seems very complete and can give me some of the confidence of having real art classes. I'm redoing the basics of human form.
i should stick to one subject at a time but i wanted to exeprience drawing from mind. though they are not all from mind but even with a model, i only look for angle and pose and try to not plain copy contours.
really hard work going on here. Nice work with the figures, they are coming along really well. I like the way you draw shapes to make up the chest and other regions. Something I should probably do myself to give my drawings more volume. keep it up!
Kungfoowiz: glad to hear you're here yeah sure with face they are always better ! Parsakoira: thanks a lot mate you're making great work on your sb ! Solsticesun: hi , they are about 5-10 min. ThomasM: thanks dude ! yeah the construction thing shouldn't be overcome. it pays off !
something great has just happened. Emmanuel Lepage, the great french comic book artist came in my country and i was able to speak a bit with him. Having seen this great artist and awful person made me so happy. he even recommended jeanne dobie's book , making the color sing ! for watercolour. He also praised the time limited drawings like many do in CA
he stay some days more here, and i hope i can talk to him more this monday
Nice to see how you handled the 3d forms!
I suggest to put a bit more contrast in your photostudies. Ok, they are PHOTO STUDIES, but also they can look better.
The key isn't to learn boring lifless colors, the key is to get a feeling for good colors.
Just my 2 cents
Hey Zou, Emmanuel Lepage, how very cool! Hope you do get to talk to him some more. Thanks for stopping my SB. I think your figures look really solid and have good form. Also like what your doing with these landscapes.
Thanks for visiting my SB, I've seen you around the forums but I've never checked out your work before
Your figures are pretty strong, but there are a few issues you could work on:
1. Over-using very bulbous positive curves, everything is kind of 'fat'. Its not necessarily
a big issue, but its definite habit you have. Just visually some more variety could be good.
2. Sometimes you have some proportional issues. Use the bones, particularly where they
come through the flesh and are right under the skin, as your landmarks.
One thing that can significantly help your ability to gauge proportions without measuring is
to become really really familiar with foreshortening, at an instinctive level.
Practice drawing very simple shapes, even just cubes (or cylinders) from many many different
angles. Try to 'feel' the way they are rotating in space and explicitly capture there proportions
(so how many 'units' long, wide, high). Keep doing this until it consistently looks and just feels right.
3. I can really tell when you are working from a reference and when you are not, even though
your style is very consistent. The reason is that your non-ref poses are not quite natural-looking.
Really work on your gesture, and study the natural poses to understand how people let their weight
and movement flow and balance. You might benefit from studying the guidelines of Frank Reilly and
Vilppu on this subject.
BTW, have you looked at the tutorials by Warren Louw on poses? His style seems to line right up
with the approach you have been taking. On the other hand, his exclusive emphasis on the female
form isn't really practical...
Those are all minor though...I think you have a good enough grasp of the figure to start incorporating
clothes, tools, hair, all that stuff...go for it!
Painting looks good in general, although your colors are sometimes a bit dull, not sure why, but you
may need to use a more saturated palette. Those airplane studies a while back where excellent,
I should do some of those
Hmmm...in fact, your drawings and studies of vehicles are, in general, really solid and top-notch!
Don't just capture the lines and shapes, though, try to analyze the form, so that you can re-assemble
the elements in your own creations. I'm surprised you haven't taken a more structural approach to
figures...you should definitely check out Vilppu and his followers, then.
Anyway, keep up the great work...and lets see some mash-ups and creative stuff!
The rendering on your planes at the top of the page are awesome, especially the first one, good job!
The anatomy studies are great (you make me want to do some now, I've been slack) and I can see the improvement in your proportions. I agree with Bludhunds crit about some of your forms and I noticed that the joints you draw are quite bulbous which gives the figures a kind of 'beanbag' or floppy quality, not all of them but I suspect the ones you did from memory.
Great progress so far again dude anyway keep it up
Silwynar: thanks, yeah you're right about the lifeless copies. i shoudl be more concentrated.
Jesus Food: thanks mate, tough they are photos !
kingkostas: hey, mate. thanks a lot for your encouragements.
Marian Rowling: thanks for your constant support. I went again too see him. it was again short but i saw some originals works. and he told us about his daily life. It's almost like ConcpeArt dudes, waking early, some sports, many drawing, some food, many drawings until bed !
Kungfoowiz: thanks thanks !
Angel Intheuk: thanks for your crits ! hopefully the bulbous approach is a new thing i tried. i think i can get rid of it easily.
qlotzan: i'm glad you like them. thanks !
BludHund: many many thanks for your big crits. they are a big help especially i didn't remarked those things.
1-the bulbous thing is a cheap try about getting quickly some sort of anatomy but i will get rid of it.
2-thanks, i think i understood the bones thing. the proportions issues are always in my mind and always planning doing some basics geometry.
3-the natural looking ! the big deal of figures. i totally forgot gestures when doing construction. should be more methodic but i'm going to begin by them when drawing a figure. I read many thing about balance and many tips to get it right, i'm still looking what works for me.
sorry for no updating, it was a week exam(very stressing)
Your anatomy actually looks quite good, no crits on that. In fact, to go
into any more detail you might as well use a ref, if you need it.
Gesture and posing is probably the hardest thing of all to capture in figures,
because it is the most undefinable. The only solution is to really observe it
and 'feel' it. I usually try to listen to dance music while I am sketching
Keep it up, and lets see some clothing, to complete the picture