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Newer stuff 16-Aug-2009 (the old was a bit scary to look at ). Note that posts below this one are very old! Watch out for the date.
See last page for even newer stuff.
Bit of touch up in Photoshop.
Last edited by scorpion007; September 3rd, 2009 at 01:25 AM.
Watch out for hairy lines. Especially on the quick ink gestures. A misplaced coinfident line is better than a un-coinfident line in the right place in most cases. Use fewer lines and make them longer.
The two first drawings with the jockey has a great sense of motion, I like that. Just a bit smple shading on the major parts, like the body of the horse and his helmet would have nailed it. The last horse looks like it is tripping forward.
Clearing some space, as below.
Last edited by scorpion007; August 16th, 2009 at 05:36 AM.
Clearing up some space -- These pictures were pretty bad (3 years ago as you can see from the post timestamp) You're not missing anything
Last edited by scorpion007; August 16th, 2009 at 05:38 AM.
Clearing some space.
Last edited by scorpion007; August 16th, 2009 at 06:53 AM.
Looking through here this and the skull study on this one are looking particularly strong.
Suggestions. Seems like you are struggling with some facial anatomy issues, specifically the placement of the eyes. I know that i've had some issues with this in the past. In my limited experiece, placing the forehead / brow as a three dimensional object, then nose, then lips, finally eyes has helped me a little. I would suggest maybe doing a long self portrait in pencil (seems like that's what you like) or charcoal and then upping the ante with trying to add in a full range of values. take your time, try to get everything drawn right, and then once you are comfortable with it, erase the extraneous sketch lines and start roughing in some value. These pages show some great progress, though it seems like the pupils might be giving you some guff. I usually avoid the pupils until i'm confident that i've placed the eyeball in roughly the right area. Try to think of the eye lids as flesh that wraps around the eyeballs, instead of the delineation between face and eye.
Lets see some more chief!
Stop being so hard on yourself! It's good and all to motivate yourself with high standards, but I've barely seen you say one good thing about your art! Try to look at the good aspects once and a while - the fact that you're trying for self-improvement is alone a great feat.
Of course, you are your toughest judge, but that doesn't mean you have to beat yourself up 100% of the time. Toss yourself a compliment every now and then, you deserve it.
As for your heads, you definately need some more anatomy studies (but hey, who doesn't?). Just keep practicing, that's the key. I can see improvement already.
I'll be rooting for you! Don't give up!
Thanks for the comment awhile back, and sorry for the delayed response. School's been pretty demanding.
Your last ArtRage color piece is really nice, aside from some really minor anatomy problems it looks pretty good.
While Loomis is really good for beginners, I honestly don't like him that much. Definitly keep using him, but start mixing in other figure drawing masters (Hogarth, Bridgeman).
I think it's time to make an update after all this time See first post for new images.
New Loomis copies:
p sage: sorry to disappoint Thanks. Hehe indeed. I must draw a dozen of each one I think
Painting using a posemaniac as a ref.
Is this better anatomically?
I'll color it soon I hope.
Last edited by scorpion007; August 31st, 2009 at 02:40 AM.
At the beach (With a few touchups)
Line art which I'll color soon: