I like your speedpaints but your paintings are on not this level as should be
Great SP! The fact that you worked out all the line-art (if you used it at all) puts it on another level the rest, there is almost always some traces of the line-art left that bugs the eye. Don't be afraid of painting on top of the line-art rather then between it.
Generally you seem to do a lot of very busy compositions in your imaginary work and somewhat neglect the silhouette, I think it would be a good idea to do some simple silhouette studies, just work with a white BG and do Black silhouettes where you fill the whole character. Think of it as characters being strongly lit from behind, leaving sharp shadows on a thin white screen.
Your life studies are especially nice, I can't really see any environments though? And I second suhsealyuh, the pigs are just great.
suhsealyuhThanks for looking. I actually used one of the pigs for a microbeer logo in Oregon, I'll attach it on another post.
Katsaros Feel free to design some saddles or whatever tickles your fancy. We are a team as a sketch group and I'mtotally open to help.
designbootThank you for the comment. I've gotta long way to go!
JoveThanks man for the crit. Thank you for getting this SSG started. I've been teatering between so many disciplines that I've failed to master any. Environments are daunting, I'll give them a try!
some nice designs here. I think you are improving real fast with your digi stuff.
to help with your coloring maybe keep in mind that colors change and diffuse with light on objects. a shadow might have more red or more blue in it than a the midtone. and a highligh might have more yellow in it. depends on the object. Hope I help? Looking forward to watching you improve.
awesome range of media! Great sketchbook!...you got skillz!
Love the animal sketches most of all I think.
No real crits, keep it coming!
I see you want to improve your digital painting too, same here. I am finding the best inspiration just wandering around CA...doing a couple COW's...oh man there is some awesome stuff around! There is great stuff in here too =)
hey mate thanks for your visit in my sb.
your pencils are nice and i like your monsters... they are really kickass.
keep it on
the new studies are great!! I love your hands and those sexy butts!
since you are painting the big green, it might be nice to see him in a different lighting? we all know hes green, but what would he look like under a bluish lighting, are really yellow street lights? just a thought, maybe for some future drawings!
for the last WIP be sure to compare it to the original sketch! I can already see how youve deviated from the original pose. I dont know how you personally feel about this, I just know that from my personal experience my sketches have a lot of energy in them, and sometimes I lose that energy if im not paying careful attention when painting!
looking foward to see more
SmellyI'm a big fan of butts, not in the sir mixalot way, just a fan Thanks!
I think the different lighting idea is a great idea. I'm just now getting the clue that color does so much for the mood of a piece of art. In the past I would look at something and recreate it, and now that I'm drawing stuff that I've conceived in my head, I realize just how uncreative I am. I think the last WIP is stiff, and yes sticking to our original, quick, and life filled sketches would work better. I'm too wrapped up in the details. Thanks for the ideas and observations.
Definately heading in the right direction bro, Keep it up. real nice updates. I see tons of artistic growth.