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Whoa. http://conceptart.org/forums/attachm...1&d=1216849822 - This one has pretty unreal color palette but at the same time it feels very natural.
I also like this enviro with the path going under the high building. Maybe add some small narration to your environments to make them more engaging.
thanks guys, you are right Favrus !! Next one will include a story hopefully hehe, or characters into the environement. thanks for the crit man, always appreciated.
Something really wrong anatomicly and everything but i felt like trying out stuff again, paintin g something dark with a dark feeling starting with a dark background while listening to some dark metal.
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!
Usually when you focus on construction and 3d volumetric forms, it's really hard to play with ideas and designs. That's why I think you gotta practice a lot with constructing and later all that knowledge will show up in loose more gestural doodles. You can also draw your design first without worrying too much on proportions and just use it as your blueprint for constructed figure sketch. More work but it pays off.
The color face study of Dracula looks really good. You will see some differences in value when you look at both with squinted eyes. For example the shadow on his forehead seems to be too dark. The mark that describes his left eye pouch (right side of picture) is a also a bit too dark.
The enviro is really cool. Thanks for showing steps.
Favrus: your right about those values, i never thought about ''squinting'' my eyes , blurrign everything simplify a lot. Thanks for the feedback on construction, i think it helps me break some mental barriers...
Ok here are some penciles from this week, or shoud I say doodles since its soo crappy and with a meaning .. Anyway , i feel im getting more loose and less restrained mentaly and physically recently with traditional stuff. notworried about the process no more but rather focused on reproducing accuraretly the overall shapes of ideas in my mind or from life,,, i think i need to do a lot of drawing to get back into it... the anatomy is still very weak and i feel blank spot in my brain when i start drawing some muscles so i will need a lot of anatom ystudying and life drawing.. i already started a bit but not enough. CRITS PLEASE, if you find it worth commenting =(
pretty good stuff you got in here!! respect! You have some serius brushwork and a great sense for colours! Though some of your paints seem a bit too rough for my tase! (Yeah I know this is a sketchbook, and stuff in here is not finished )
anyhow.. love to see more anatomystudies!
and last but not least: your environments are freaggn good, love the scenes and the little details really good work!
meh sketchbook http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=134723
hi, nice sb u got there, this last speed is really cool, nice textures, gotta do more of those, keep painting, cheers!
OH boy! these are nice
May I ask what brushes you speak of? I would love to give them a try...
Artists have such a magnificent gift...breathing life into something with just simple lines.
The Sketchbook: Life through Line
I like the last speedie. Only thing that bothers me is the two vine like threads hanging down, they're drawing my eye with no apparent reason behind them. Perhaps Turning them into a hanging blanket of vine type plants would make more sense?
Loving the play of light and texture on the ground near the fire, though
wow loving the last few speedies!!
Those last two speedpaintings are awesome.
Like your sketchbook, keep on updating!
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Wow. Fantastic environments. They all have pretty balanced composition.
Loosing traditional medium skills when doing lots of digital stuff is common thing. I think you'll have to get used to that. At the end what really matter is idea. It's definately more important than technique and all that stuff .
Keep it up!
Love the sketches, especially in post #188, and those speed enivros are pretty awesome.
wow thanks for the replies everyones
Ebrown: The set I used for those is from M@ brushes, check out the exclusive sketchbooks thats where you can download them.
Smoke: Your right, i did those at the end and did not spend enought time refining them... i wanted to add a guy on top of the rock but was too lazy.. =/
Mossi: Thanks a lot, still working on pushing those farther and get more details
Favrus: Heyy maybe its a common thing but i still want to be able to draw slowly and with attention with a real pencil.. so thats why i want to draw more on real paper. Do you prefer sketching digitaly or on paper ?
Dark: Thanks buddy. Kickass SB you got there, really impressed by the amount of studies you did during those years.
Chate noire: Thanks !!! Glad someone see something good in my sketches haha... i personaly think they are really weak . You got a nice SB btw, and your darlin too
Not much for update.... a quic ksketch i did today ( with bad animal anatomy ), experimenting with a yellow object being lit by strong sunlight... i wasnt sure what color to choose for the unlit skin of the dragon... maybe i went for something too dark and saturated.. also i dont know if i dosed my saturation corectly, and i dont know how to deal with subsurface scattering when you already got greatly saturated colors to start with.