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These are brilliant, man. Much, much faster then me! lol I'd love to see a bit more of your process so I can peek into your mind more. I'm sort of fumbling around with mine a bit. Great stuff, man. The textures in those brushes are amazing!
damn great portraits.Very nice skintones and i like the brushtroke. Keep them up!!!
Forgot to say that i loved all the concepts in the previous page!!!
Only two for today, busy reworking my site and helping a friend with his.
Including the process for Zebz.
Malakuko: Thanks, I actually do every single one of them black and white then add colour on top. You can see in the process images below.
Zebz: Thanks, the textured paintbrush is from Whit's set, called natural mark or something like that. Its great, my old computer couldnt handle it but it goes super smooth on my new one! As for process I saved the progress on the last two if youre interested. I start with a quick linedrawing with a rough brush, then block in values with a basic round, then finish rendering with a chalk and the natural mark brush. I add basic colour on top with the color layer setting, then deeper values with a layer set to overlay.
Kingkostas - Thanks a lot for the kind words!
These are looking much better dude, it seems like your tightening up some areas for focus and using a bit more 'opaque' marks.
Id love to see you branching out and doing some people of other origins or some more females, different shapes and colours you can work with. Most of these end up with a pretty similar colour scheme. I think your tackling the famous middle to old age white males pretty well.
Keep up the great work dude.
Love these, man. Thanks for sharing the process. It helps see a bit into your mind while you're doing these. You've really simplified your process where I'm feeling around a lot while working on these. You move quick, young one! lol Thanks for the inspiration as I beat around on my own pathetic attempts at portraits! Ha! OH! And I second the stuff Andy said as well!
Thanks guys! Been getting the white dudes comments a lot, so heres a change of gears. Second one is a completely different painting approach, too; though im not too sure I enjoy spending that much time on one of these. The colour schemes to date have been for the sake of consistency (been trying to create a few related sets of portraits for politics, government, authors etc)
Yeah man the second one definitely loses something. It seems a lot more lifeless when rendered so, looks much better with brush strokes visible. Maybe keep some of the tight rendering in the important parts of the face but keep the loose brush looking marks the same for the hair and clothes. Its the obvious use of the normal round brush in the hair that kills that one for me.
The first lady looks really good though, very nice expression, so subtle.
Keep it up!
These are still lovely, Sir. You really blow me away with all you've learned! That rendered out one is really, really nice but I definitely can understand the time sink there. Bleh. I don't know why we do that to ourselves. It's always great to see you flesh things out a bit more but I always love the loose stuff as well. Great work, man. I'm going to continue to eat your brains and devour your skills!
Andy - Yeah I still havent figured out the whole expressive tightness that a lot of awesome dudes have. Definitely gotta find the balance between tight focal point and looseness that I like.
Kingkostas - Thanks!
Zebz - Thanks Zebz, i guess part of it is the challenge of seeing how far you can push something, even if it does end up overworked. Better than leaving everthing unfinished haha whooops!
Something completely different.
oh man, the nasty onion man is definately inspiring. Takes your stupidheads to a whole new level.
and I am glad you finally did some portraits of women. makes a nice addition to all those old men.
man, I am really digging the colours in the polka dot turtle girl painting. spefically in the balloon. But you seem to have this problem with kids, something like the head is too big or the face is too big or something. somehow looks older than a child should? or maybe I am just crazy. so helpful.
Ami - Thanks, but yeah i just cant get the hang of getting kids' proportions right. Maybe if i didnt hate looking at real children so much id pay more attention haha
morgado - Thanks a lot! I appreciate the crit, i havent really been able to get the colorizing greyscale to work for me the way i want recently. These last three pics were painted straight in colour and I think thats what im gonna go back into now, seems more satisfying in the process, too.
Andy - Thanks for the kind words! Nice to see someone else can appreciate retarded animal drawings (tm)
Anyway, here is a small dump of sketchbook. Sorry bout photo quality, i couldnt be bothered to fix the lighting on the book before photographing, and i have grown to despise scanning above all else haha
doesnt really do em justice...
also, i gotta try and draw more
Whoa nice sketches!and the photo studies r looking good!I love the one with the ape biting the man xD
Holy crap, your sketches are so good and funny as hell!! Keep em coming!
Thanks guys! Ill try to be less lazy about the sketchbook, gotta get myself back into the habit of drawing by hand, too!
Lazy week, I landed a summer internship at a small game company here in Toronto, start tomorrow morn!
Some edge experimentation for tonight
Wow! Really amazing work. Your sketches are lively and fantastic, and your portaits are really great. You have a great humorous style. Nice stuff.
hey there good lookin'.
I much prefer the not-wearing-headphones look. Hope these new headphones arent going to start a new trend for you.
The edge play already added depth.Very good experiment.Congratulations on the internship!!!
Now while this head is interesting, in the parts where the texture is obvious, it may seem like a painting that lacks paint there.At least in comparison with other parts that seem to have a lot of "paint", other than that it can be a way of expressing something by giving attention to the texture so just in case
Keep up the good work!!!
Thanks for the crits kingkostas! Im still learning not to overabuse textures and use them more as accents.
Trying to learn to paint environments. This is probably the first time I actually enjoyed the process despite the frustrations involved. A good thing?
Environment looks good socks, but its getting a little flat in places. The water and those rocks on the right have a really good sense of form. But your main bulk of grass/rock becomes very flowy and flat. Im guessing you just need to think in planes more - really seperate out your objects and parts in a space. Overlapping stuff in depth etc. The background and foreground look good, just the middle becomes a little flat.
Good start though anyways, it will be easy for you to pick up I should think!