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Muchothanx for the props in my sb bro, will get those sillhouette studies as soon as I've got some time to play with... and yeah we grow be trying things out. It's all about experiance.
Bridgman kicks ass, nose studies look great. Would like to see some highlights with pastel pencil or something, since it's toned paper.
Check ya round bro,
i gotta say, your workflow is quite inspiring
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.
man, the faces on the last page are just blowing me away, and the nose studies are fantastic.
there's a real attention to planar understructure, which is always awesome to see.
Originally Posted by JERII can honestly say that I think your portraits are getting better and better, I think your shading stands out as particularly strong.
Hope to see more.
I would certianly hope they are getting better! =P
wow man, that portrait of your brother blew me away, in fact all your portrait work is tops -very inspiring! really hot studies to, keep it up!
Matt Smith:thanks man,
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.
Thanks man, glad you found my sb, I'll be finding your soon,
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~*
Just dropping by... Those bird sketches are off the hook! You hit some great details with the values. Your pencil work is improving greatly. Keep it up
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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!
Again, great stuff. Sorry I can't really say more, but you just blow me out the water... Love your technique with those pencils!
Originally Posted by JuliannaWow, I might as well have said "I am working on a book urging the beating to death of baby whales using the dead bodies of baby seals."
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?
seriously good use of edges, I can almost
touch that lip! dam!
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!
blanquish:thanks dude, I'll keep that in mind.
maxetormer: thanks man , likewise with your sb, yeah the class just resently ended. But I've taken a ton from the class and am applying it to my everday drawings.
Smitherines: Thanks man, I think your right about Stalin being a tad bit off, but oh well, just have to keep plugging away.
Here are some head concepts from the noggin, wanted to mix it up a bit and test myself. More of these puppies on the way.
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
Sick shit dude, Stalin and Churchill came out great. And these last facestudies a really well handled. Awesome work all round, can't wait to see you apply these to some imagination stuff.
Keep posting this inspiring stuff bro,
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...
thanx for stopping by my book, and thanx for the compliments!
Hitler looks fantastic - really well captured. The planes have been handled excellently, the lighting is great. All that's left is Mr. Truman/Roosevelt.
The faces are also looking real good, getting better each time!
keep up the good work mate, really inspirational stuff!