Ooh nice! I really like the curviness of the corridor - it flows really well. The highlights on that doorknob make it jump out a lot so maybe tone that down a bit. The hotelier himself is a cool bit of design.
D-BAKER: Thanks Dan it was great to see you again the other week end, we will meet up again soon to DRAWÖACE
Mr.Juicy: to Kind and thankyou
Sublimus: Thank you but I need to progress a lot faster and 2009 is going to be the year for that
Cakeypigdog: Jake you lovely man hope Eurocom is fun
Mya: Cheers mate hope your well
Well on too the job of improving, Iím back and more determent than ever to reach my goals within this year so itís going to be tough and hard and I need your help, if you can spare the time for a paint over, a crits large or small or just a few words of advice it would be most welcome.
To get the ball rolling I did the Baba Yaga CHOW the other week to see what level my work is at, and to be honesty I wasnít happy and got as far as the image below before I thought I was just going around in circles. So that my base letís build on that.
After the CHOW thing I decided I need to go back to the beginning and Iíve been drawing a lot more recently and i seem to be getting somewhere with that, Iíll post them up soon maybe tonight if I get the time to scan them in.
I've also started doing some photo studys of environments which I find very therapeutic. Here is the first which is based on a photo I took in Japan. All done in Photoshop as I normally use painter and I think Iíve been a bit stuck in a rut so itís been fun to switch over outside of my comfort zone. More soon
Cakeypigdog: Hi Jake would have loved to have come but Iím all booked upÖ.bum, weíll have to sort out visiting Dan for some arty stuff soon.
Right I've scanned my latest pencils in and here they are, some rough sheets followed by character stuff. I'm still trying to work out if heavy shading is my thing or should I just stick with a cleaner line work for now, any thoughts?
Great to see you updating again. I think you should have finished off that CHOW piece as it was looking good. The only crits I would offer would be that the hands are merging with the branch a bit and that the area behind her left arm is a bit indistinct.
Photo study looks good too - I love the sun hitting the tree. The values of the lower branches and the temple roof are very similar. It's quite possible that this is how it appears in your photo but it might be a good idea to separate them.
Character stuff is cool as well. I like the hatching on that guy in the mask. I've been going back to Loomis a bit recently as I'm feeling pretty rusty with head and figure construction. I'd really recommend it - the head plane stuff in particular is really useful.
Anyway, I'm sorry I wasn't able to meet up with you guys the other week. Hopefully we can meet up soon as it's aaaaaaages since I've seen you.
Hope all is well with you and Rachel and your little one.
great pencils mate, do more. I have always liked your drawing line quality a lot. I think you should push doing some more rendered pencil things too. Nick is right about the head construction. I think you could do with some loomis groundwork to help with facial planes and proportions.
Its ace to see you posting again. Hope to see more from you soon. You have inspired me and I am off to grab my moleskin for some pencil action.
Oishiiniku: thanks Nick the crits are just the kind of things I’m looking for at the moment. Your right about the hands on Baba Yaga they where the last straw with the image as I kept redoing them, but I’ll return to it soon. Again bang on about the photo study, it was so obvious once you pointed it out. I’m currently look at Loomis again (it almost feels like the first time seriously) after your advance. Thanks again Nick hope all is well and you had a great time in the USA. I plan on having a meet up at my house soon so you better be there…or else
Cakeypigdog: Cheers Jake, loomis it is then. Glad I got you penciling again, how’s the new job? I’m still gutted I haven’t got to work with you yet but you never know what tomorrow will bring.
Well here’s another photo study, this time some clouds that my wife took a photo of.
Juicy stuff! Will have to come back and visit more. Love the look of your hotel demon's face, although his body looks awfully slight for someone with such a large neck... And look at this -- Are clouds floating around the collective psyche, maybe? I just did some clouds yesterday -- Cheers! [*clink*] Green city looks lovely!
William b. Hand: Thanks, you've just got to love clouds they're just so much fun to paint....maybe i should be a weatherman
Heres some stuff that i did before i decide i needed to work on my basics, i found them the other day and thought i throw them up. They have lots of problems but they might be the last monsters i do in a while as I study the basics....bye bye monsters
William b. Hand: Hello again thanks for coming back to have a look as for process snaps i don't really have anything sorry
Well here's some more studies this time from Sargent paintings the first is based on a rough Sargent did for one of his paintings. The next one was from one of his finished works, i found this one a bit more tricky than the first but still fun. All done in photoshop so i think i've finally made the switch. As always any advice is most welcome.