hey Darron- just checking out your stuff, its funny that we actually use the internet to check out stuff even though we can easily see each other in person. (and scanning a bunch of pages takes a long ass time) the portraits are really nice, they show a really drastic jump in skill level from the first page. I like your alien concepts too. makes me want to go draw some aliens. You should bust out some animal drawing books. theres as much to learn about horses, dogs, insects and stuff as there is to humans. i think my last sketchbook even had a couple of pages of shrimp, but now i can draw shrimp from my head! those silhouettes are a good idea for coming up with concepts too.
Jeri: Thanks, but I have so much to work on still.
Complete2:thanks dude, your linear style is coming along nicely.
Ksama: Keep the pencil alive man, your pencil skills are awesome.
Demented: Yeah, the silloutees are alright, your work is really coming along. your studies are really coming along!!
Mearrick: Thanks alot, just trying to improve like most here, you guys are my inspiration,
Denysuik:I need to do a lot more nose studies, when drawing from life the nose is the make or breaking point for my drawing. there will be more noses soon.
Jetler: Thanks man, glad you found my sb, I'll be finding your soon,
easy tiger: Thanks man,
Asoir:haha, bridgeman is awesome, I like just reading it and aborbing the knowledge aswell as our very own Master, Mentler. thanks for viewing my sb man.
Pixeldragon: Hey I saw your IM, but my internet went down when I tried to reply to your message. I'm in front of my computer a lot working on stuff and browsing CA. I have a final portrait drawing to work on for class, but I should be on. I hope I can catch you soon. thanks for stopping in.
Voraz: thanks man, more of them to come,
I would like to thank all of you for viewing my sb once again, your encourgement, relpies, critiques, and suggestions really mean a lot. Thank you all for making CA a great place. I will be visiting all of your sbs asap. Sorry for posting so late, been working on summer class work and stuff.
Well, guys I took a lot of your advise on drawing animals, I think if I have a better understanding of animals I will create my own with more believability. So unfortantily I'm to busy right now to actually go to the local zoo here in SF, so I used the next best thing. Photos and references. An awsesome book I found at the school library was "Drawing Animals" by Victor Ambrus, its an amazing book of quick life animal sketches from zoo's. His line work is beautiful. He seems to capture the essense of every animal drawn in a very short amount of time.
After studying this book I decided to treat my reference material as quick sketch exercises. Not spending a lot of time on each sketch, but trying to capture the form and likeness of the animals drawn. For this first batch of animals I focused on birds alone. thanks for viewing. More on the way soon.
this one was referenced from the Victor Ambrus's book.
Nice cock! Just kidding, I can kid here, right? I dig your animal drawings, looks like you've got a confident style with throwing those tones down. I tend to like drawings that look "drawn", rather than super-realistic. Those can be good too, but it's always nice to see someone expressing themself with technique.
These latest sketches have a ton of life to them, if you can find ANY time you def. should hit up that zoo. Your portraits are fantastic, the one of your professor I think is my fav., but your pencils in general are really strong. Keep it up you def. have the talent~*
Yo, haven't been around in a while, your jams are still kickin. These animals are really fun, lotta energy to em. Love the way you're gettin different line qualities out of the pencil.
All the portraits on the last page are freakin nice, you've got that shit on lock down. Nice control of your edges and your values are all swiggity sweet. Fraid I've got nothin to crit!
theBoognish:thanks man, yeah these were gesture exercises, there will be more to come, thanks for viewing.
Sartell:thanks you, yeah I'm going to try to hit up the zoo sometime.
darkchild:thanks man, just feeding off of your hard work and dedication.
Andy P: Your being way to nice, there is always something to crit. Your sb is looking damn good man, love how you whip out those head drawings and concepts.
Dile: Thanks bro, I'll see you on IM, keep up your hard work Dile
Derram: its cool, I understand how unstable the internet can be from time to time. The important thing is to keep drawing and growing as an artist, despite how much you post. I think its important to post work to get feedback from a variety of other aspiring and professional artist.
Well here are a few portraits of two famous leaders from the largest conflict in human history(WWII)
Stalin and Churchill, the Stalin turned out ok until I sprayed it down with a new fixative and it make it look a little muddy. Looks much better in person than the scan, so I'm pleased with them. but have a lot more to work on. I also have portrait drawings to take picture of and post for all to see.
hey man, great portraits.
You could work on defining some of the features of the face more, for example using a hb pencil and lightly brushing over it. I did it at school on a friends peice and it made it tons better,
Oh and what kind of pencil are you using?
and, could I borrow your teacher for a few months?
It must be great to have such a painter as a mentor
you better work hard eh!!? just joking, your already
working real hard and good, thanks for the inspiration!
really cool studies Darron, your starting to turn into a master in portraiting my friend
and its really nice that you brake it all up with some nice animal studies aswell, keep trying out variations all the time
anyways, what im trying to say is keep up the good work
ashrumm:thanks bro, I am, just working up to the character concepts by doing heads.
DerMidlet: THanks man, yeah I see what you mean, thanks for pointing that out.
Wolfbane: Thanks man, glad to see you back posting again. Will have more to show.
Demented: Thanks man, your work is awesome motivation for me, so don't stop what your doing bro.
thanks for the feedback guys,
More heads and a head study of Hitler, straight b pencil with the Hitler study and no blending. I'm pleased with how it turned out.
we all know who this guy is, or at least I hope so...
fantastic job on Hitler mate, instantly knew who it was.
I double what wolfbane said, your the portrait master.
WHy not try some self portraits, or some life ones of friends or family
keep up the good work