Rotate it upside down and you will see red angel
Favrus: Hahaha =) your crazy man, cant believe you took the time to flip it, it does look like an angel, burning in hellfire !!!
Ok not much today, just some real quick digital studies of a Kchen head study. Ill try to do a page of his studies each day, im really interested by how he approach construction of figures. The face at the end is a doodle..
you draw in a way that makes me want to pick up my own pencil and draw like crazy. and in your first post, the picture of the white forest with the lights floating down literally took my breath away and made me tingly, MOOOOOOAR PLZ
Favrus: i saw your amazing gesture thread and got inspired ! i wil ldrop a comment soon to your sb, was really busy lately.
Gemgem: thanks !!!! nice sb you got too.
No more enviro for a while, i feel i need to improve in other aspects a lot so ill leavew the enviro for a while. A few gestures from mind, digital and sharpie. I should really start doing these from life, i would learn a lot more, i dont think im learning anything by doing these from imagination, except maybe shapes placement in perspective ??? Im not sure if worrying abouit the 3rd dimension is a good idea when doing those fast sketches, maybe i should just care about 2d shapes and not waste brain energy on volume ... but isnt it better to practice bulk all the time ? well. crits please !!!
Wow. That's really huge amount of gesture and thumbnails.
2d vs 3d characters is a tough thing to solve. I haven't found any answer for that after doing hundrets of gestures. I think the most balanced thing would be to draw lots of 3d volumetric characters first and when you get bored of that, play with some 2d blobs and see if you remembered any of the human form. Or you can mix both. I sometimes draw 3d torso and add 2d arms and legs to it but in a way they look pretty realistic. For example by using overlapping of lines and other simple tricks.
Favrus: Thanks for the support man, i really appreciate it, its always a pleasure to hear your toughts on drawing. Talking about art is one aspect of it I really enjoy dont you ?
Yes gesture its tricky, but hearing that other people still havent solve that is great, i often let my mind being directed by construction instead of going for what i really want to draw... constructions and shapes should only be tools to help you bring a design on paper in a way that make sense in 3d... Gestures are great , it really feels good drawing them, but mine are still ay too stiff and restrained by concerns of proportions etc.. but i think those fears are slowly going away the more i draw...
My girlfriend asked me to draw Bella lugosi.. i figured it was a good idea to practice color at the same time, this is my first face color study from an other artist ( unfortunately i dont know his name .. ) so any crit would be welcome.. spent around 1 hour on it, i wanted to get the same expression in his eyes, and its funny how purple while lowly saturated can be used as highlights... i also included the ref i used. No color pick from the ref obviously, we do this to learn dont we.
Have a nice week end !
Last edited by VirgL; August 16th, 2008 at 06:42 PM.
thanks randal !!
did an enviro this morning. i worked with layers this time so i tought it would be interesting to post some progress shots. The tree with windows is not very original but its fun to paint hehe, the fire was a bit tricky , any tips with fire light at night would be nice.
Thanks for taking a peek on my sketchbook. About yours... I'm not at a level to say anything that could be enlightening, so just asspats from me. Good going!