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Hey zou, there's some great improvement here, especially in proportion and rendering, however you should concentrate more on color & value. Some of the paintings done in color have some blazing contrast, and muddy colors.
Do some construction or form studies where you focus on the shape and how shadows fall on the object. Remember, shadow is the absence of light, and you should treat it that way.
Also, do some gradation on the marks you leave because they seem all over the place sometimes.
I'd suggest doing some Master Studies, and or even thumbs of master studies - they will help you a lot with composition also, since you seem kind of confused as to what approach you should use to a scene.
They will help you with color theory as well, and how to place it to attract the eye, with temperature, and brightness and so on.
Good luck ! Digging the dedication.
Please visit , comment , critique and have a chat with me
Hey thanks for stopping by my book. Really cool paintings!
About the intro to form language class... The class is like an intro to design class, it teaches how to find inspiration on other objects. Like designing a mech out of a staplegun. very interesting class.
I lovelovelove your study paintings. The tribal women are looking so frickin' amazing, man! I'm stealing your talent. MWA HAHA.
Saraiva:Hello Nice for your explanation plz keep sharing your learning journey
Misty Feather: hahaha, funny ! I will bring my dog as a shield :p
another cartoony illustration
will propably keep working it
Haha that's cool! I was just thinking, maybe your paintings can benefit with some more dramatic lightning and contrast. I don't want to insult you or anything, it was just a thought! I know you want to improve just as bad as everyone else so it is the least I can do! Keep pushing it I'll be watching.
Artplur: thanks for your visit no offense if i'm criticized. I also think i have to do more eye catching lighting and effect.
I am just trying to figure out the basic stuff without fancy tools to enhance the drawing.
I'm also secretly trying to have more humble art, wich is very bad for commercial work.
I like the soldier, particularly the armor and the helmet.
The last painting is really interesting. The clouds look so fluffy! I wanna be there. And the palace/castle in sky gives me the Chrono Trigger feels. (Best roleplaying videogame i have ever played!) For a crit, I don't get the sense of scale from the mountain. I'm pretty bad at perspective so I don't know how to give the critique, really sorry about that.
What do you mean with humble art, my english skills are failing me haha
Keep it up Zou!
Keep it up, Zou! Your work is very vibrant, colourful, and fun! My main critique would be perspective! In some of your paintings, you nailed it, but in the last one, for example, the perspective of the figure seems skewed somehow. Anyway-- You're doing great! Love your work.
Awesome sketchy, wonderful sculpted figure, whooaaa. Just really cool, man!
I hope you stay motivated, because you're really good! Gotta draw something everyday.
I'm having a hard time staying motivated myself, so I've been drawing work from artists I love. That seems to help a lot, boost me up, and inspire!
Keep up the great work, man.
Hey Zou! The desert enviro turned out great! You made it wider, and that really helped the picture. I really like the idea of that guy flying, would love to see some cool shadows on him though! Lovely to see you work in 3D, i didn't know that! Super exciting! At first glance I thought it was Noah Bradleys face you've sculpted haha! Great updates as usual, keep it up!
Cool last updates man! The zbrush model is looking nice. For the "Truce" piece, it could help if you made a clear value difference between the foreground stuff (the guy and the rock)and the background. Right now they are a bit close in value so the image loses some depth.