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December 29th, 2005 #31Originally Posted by llothcat
KRONOS I'm guessing he's middle age or something. =/ ADD SOME MIDDLE-AGE WRINKLES like on this forehead or something to make him look older. I'm sorta confused with the green monster thingy on his thumb. O_o; Is that a part of his poster or his hand?
Anyways keep on going, I'll comment on the lighting when it's near done. Just forcus on getting colors in before you blend in =/
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Looking good dude, watch however where you have added the green light on his skin; whenever your adding light your adding value. It probably wouldn't be as saturated or even as green as the green lightsource but that's up to arguement, it's possible.
Anyways, cheers dude!
December 30th, 2005 #33
December 31st, 2005 #34
urghhhewwwww, did i mention that i hate working from photos....?
the first ones okish..... but i don't even know why i posted the second
probably the least fun i've had drawing in a long ong time......yuk... ( only 20 mins work anyway )
hopefully from the hate of this, i'll work up the nerv to draw randoms in the street (or beach)......
don't bother with comments, i know whats wrong with it
December 31st, 2005 #35
December 31st, 2005 #36
Your comic characters are hilarious. Would love some more of those.
Btw: Your left handed right?
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Haha, that dsg pice looks great. Also, those colour 'studies' you did from that thread you linked are pretty impressive, especially for a noob at it.
January 1st, 2006 #38
ok, heres some more life studies from photo ref
llothcat,most of the "real" ones i did from models were really quick, and in charcoal, and done a few months ago.... i think your right about having more confident pencil strokes, thats due to all these factors. the top one in my last post was actually straight from a drawing (should have mentioned that before). i've been drawing a lot more recently than i was a month or two ago, and i'd say i've already improved.... PLUS!!! working from a photo in some ways is a lot easier than drawing from life as it has already been reduced to two dimensions. that being said i still like life drawing so many times more
Morbid, thanks, and yes i'm a lefty
tullie, thanks aswell, i'll finish the dsg off some day soon, and yeah the colour study stuff is really fun!
whoooo boy, talk about peer pressure to keep up with the trendy signatures
January 1st, 2006 #39
heres a face from photo ref, i'm pretty pleased with it, but i wish i'd spent a little longer getting the proportions perfect..... it's been a while since i spent this long( about an hour and a half ) on a pencil sketch, it was fun
please crit the HELL outta this one people
like i said, i wish i spend a little longer on getting the proportions right.....
also i did it with an "H" so some of the lines weren't picked up too well in the scan
Last edited by Kronos; January 1st, 2006 at 09:06 AM.
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January 1st, 2006 #42
Just a suggestion- You should play around with lighting on your t-dome image ^_^ Different lighting can change the mood of the picture. =/
(I gotta do mine too. >.<)
I like the foot picture. o_O; No crtics on that. xP
The last post. I feel you could add in more darker shadows to the guy's face. ^_^
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January 2nd, 2006 #44
The hands need the most work done on them. They just look a bit static. Try to get the lines quicker and freer.
Also your figure studies look in the style of Rembrandt's figure studies, which is a good thing, keep up the momentum
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I don't draw many hands or feet at the mo. But when you draw them concentrate on the negative spaces. It is the space between the fingers and toes that defines them and the value of the shading. When I start drawing hands and feet I draw a quick outline/shape and then start defining.
And your latest figure drawings look great btw. O, and remember construction lines, hehe .
Last edited by tullie; January 3rd, 2006 at 08:37 AM.
January 3rd, 2006 #46
hidey ho' everybody, heres a quick dsg i did, something like "frightening alien on small trike"
and heres the point to the post.....(photo ref again)
i'd like to think this is pretty well in proportion, i actually spent some time on it so hopefully it turned out ok......rip me a new one
January 3rd, 2006 #47
watch that cross hatching Kronos, keep it smooth man. All and all the nude seems sound in the proportions except for a few minor issues with shoulders and back. Ghood stuff.
January 4th, 2006 #48
The new stuff is looking great! The only real issue that I'm seeing right now, is a lack of contrast in the newest images... especially the ones out of your head. Your sticking toomuch to the gray scale, try to push more darks and lights.
I really like the sense of style and humor that you put in the pics...
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January 4th, 2006 #52
Heya, Kronos: cheers for posting such a great reply in my sb
I think the guy's face is drawn slightly broader than the ref. and his right jawline is sliiiiightly wonky. Still, it's really good for just an hour and a half's work!
the foot looks fantastic. Eeeewwww, it goes through me when veins show up like that. xP From the ankle upwards (does that make sense?) looks way too thin though.
Just a general note: When shading, try to blend the gradients so they're smoother - it's easier on the eye and would look more realistic. Try shading (just on a scrap piece of paper or back on your sb) from one tone to the other by varying the pen(cil) pressure. Your ref. studies (which are looking amazing, btw) would look so much more refined that way.
Funky character designs~ ^_^
January 5th, 2006 #53
stienmetz, yeah.....um any guidance on the proper technique of cross hatching would be really helpful, they don't teach jackshhh...poop in school. thanks for the crit though
kingcoyote, thanks man, i've just been doing stuff with an "H" pencil of late and can't be bothered working on them with a softer pencil ontop....but i will try do some really contrasty drawing to compensate
fooxoo, thanks a bunch
SillyLing, glad i could brighten your day
Quicksilver, thanks, yeah i wanna work on some of the basics(such as "rendering") like i said above, they don't teach you those things in high school
hokey dokey, here is a quick wip for my final in the teen killing machine thingy..... no its not a machine, but meh.....
i finally got motivated with two days to go.....
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here is my "final"..... i think.....
EDIT: (just made it a bit darker in PS)
i haven't done shading like this before....so it was kinda weird and doesn't work everywhere....his front leg has problems, and so does the hand with the skull.... but over all, i'm relitively pleased with this....it'll be interesting to see the competition
anything jump out as "bleh!"(meaning bad), please tell me before i submit!
PS:ok, so this isn't really a ps but, i'm kinda anoyed that the original sketch had more energy.... i find way too often my early ideas are better than the finished product
Last edited by Kronos; January 6th, 2006 at 11:49 AM.
January 6th, 2006 #57
January 6th, 2006 #58
You should have PMed me about this development. If you really wanna win this thing as I have learnt in past T-Domes, don't slack off, so get to work on the ground!
January 7th, 2006 #59
let me start of with saying that you've got a really nice sketchbook, great imagination, and great rendering of the subjects you do. I wondered, how long are you busy on things like the study of that hand and feet in post 41? I think you must be having fun with doing those studies, because you have shade it so beautiful I like your stuff, and want to see more of it
January 10th, 2006 #60
Hey there, dropping by to say hello. I particularly like the Olaf work, you've done, you have a knack for cartoony characters and it shows.
I'd like to see you try and be more decisive with your lines so that you can improve your line quality and ultimately your body of work.
Keep it up.
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