Thanks for the attention and the kind words, all!
Magicgoo, thanks! I'll try to remember to do that - I notice it in almost all of my stuff, but I think it's cheating too much to fix it in PS... unless it's really bad
Mach, ugh, sorry to hear that. if you wanna vent some time, try PMing me. Thanks for the tip... 3 most important things... anatomy, anatomy, anatomy... (yeah yeah.. and composition, and story, and ...) Smug? No, I just can't smile without looking goofy...
Helzon, thanks, and great talking to you!
Farvus, thanks, your SPs gave me the initial kick to hurdle this last improvement hump... (if you don' mind mixed metaphors)
Mentler! Thank you! For a while I was despairing of ever getting past that point... good to hear from you that some of the work is paying off...
For now, just another update to what I already submitted to the 2-faces-in-1 challenge.
And another Self portrait... using the Fine Art painter brushes... I need to figure out how to model form using brushstrokes instead of blending....
Last edited by glikster; November 6th, 2006 at 10:21 PM.
hey man you just keep improving with digital stuff. I like the 2 in 1 portrait, nice smooth transition between the faces and the skin tones. not sure if it was intentional but the guy looks sadder than his female half. the self portrait is really nice as well, great color choices on the skin on this one as well... only real crit I have is that you look a bit cock-eyed and the left side (his right) feels a bit flat. nice stuff all around though, keep em comin.
you're developing a pretty neat caricature style in some of those studies at work~! If you could stylised or ref some of the hands in those, they'd be perfect. The larger foreheads look better too... though some of the skulls still need some more volume.
hey glik! nice to see an update; would have replied sooner myself but been busy with school stuff (I can imagine you've been busy with things as well though). great update, you're getting really good with pen man. favorite things for me would be specifically the guy in the glasses with the little paper in his hands (great expression and form on him; your shading works really well too) and the eyes you did on the last page you posted (all of them have really nice emotion in them, and the line quality is just wonderful). not sure what exactly to crit on.. your heads have shown great progress, even within just these pages too. All I could really say is when doing some of your profiles (doesn't really apply to all the ones you've done here) don't be afraid of the size of the nose; I think we have a tendancy to shorten the nose a bit when we draw it (I know I do). I feel like that was a bit of a stretch of a crit, but hey I tried
I see some improvement in drawing faces. However your figures tend to be very short. http://conceptart.org/forums/attachm...1&d=1165412428 - for example here his legs start at the level of navel. Maybe divide torso into few sections so that it's easier to draw some difficult foreshortening.
sorry, haven't been posting much too. Dang earthquake at taiwan took out 6-8 major undersea cables. Mid feb is the dateline for recovery.
anyway, one of the faces from your last update was really neat... so did a Glikster Study (tm) to understand the good bits~! Mine is pretty crappy compared to your original, couldn't get the fine points i wanted (and i had the benefit of "undos").
The shading in the recessed eye socket in yours is goood. So are the shadows under the neck, where the shirt is. Good treatment on the hairline and the combover too (*gets killed by glikster's co-worker*). I think you simplified on the hand though, went automatic, used clipart from memory, and didn't observe.
Hey Glickster. Love the self portraits on the last page, and your figures are looking nice. It would be nice to see you post some really thorough illustrations (i hope I'm using the right word here). Really show your abilities! Maybe something environmental?
he's back! hey glikster, nice to see ya back buddy completely understandable about not having time, you've got a whole lot on your hands, much more than many would be able to manage I'm sure. great drawings too, love the inks; some of the tiny heads (that look like they are from life) have a great feel to em. pencils also look great, looks like you were really observing what you were drawing from.
I would say if possible just keep doodling away, even during really random times like waiting in line or something.. just so that you can stay fresh. hey, for all I know though you already do, and if that's the case than disregard that either way great to see ya back man, keep workin at it!