Hey Moai, As always I love your critters. Simple cute attractive shapes and interesting what you leave off as well as include in your designs. The post of older drawings are so good! The blue humanoids are a little disconcerting, perhaps because the faces are too familiar as homo sapiens. Nontheless , great thinking behund your creations.This set I love. The little flying creatures and the 3 pronged sluggie at the bottom are my favorites.http://conceptart.org/forums/attachm...1&d=1167940141
A consideration on the these critters.http://conceptart.org/forums/attachm...1&d=1167940245 Great design and color patterns. Only thing that I wonder is with such a massive neck and heavy horn (heavier than a wildebeast head, it looks to me) on the head, the front legs, for me would need to be more massive, even if same length, to support that weight. A counterweight with muscles to help stabilize when the head is pulled up from a submissive pose. Anyway, like I said, love all your ideas. And I note that you are always aware of scientific plausibility, which is why I thought I'd comment.
Your life drawings are quite good! I'm going to go post by post here:
1st LifeDrawing post.
This 1st drawing has a good weight feel to it. I like that the flow line of the leg on left has an unbroken gesture coming form the hip, and it is a counter rythm from the torso. Good. The next 2 don't have as clean a flow, however, the proportions are real good, and the weight is felt thru the shapes. Gestures are nice. The last pose, I feel, dosn't have as nice a flow as your 1st drawing. From hip to foot of figures left leg gesture feels disrupted. Rythym needs to start higher on figure to encompass torso, hip AND leg. Always think and place long lines whenever you can.
2nd LD post.
Find the long lines, as soon as possible and build from there. Sometime, I will think of those rythyms and where to place them, and don't always finish the quick sketch. My thinking: (and your teacher may disagree) I don't feel I have to get everything in. As long as I have a good elegant start I don't mind if the legs are missing, as long as I have an indication of them.
The watercolors are very nice. Especially in that you mass the shadow forms. These simple shapes explain enough of the structure underneath, yet don't feel cluttered. I really like them. Keep developing this technique, because I think you have a strong ability to handle this medium. The last figure has alot of energy in it that is great. Your line is not as scratchy and the forms overlap nicely. And keep in mind how one form flows into another, overall. That is a big part of gesture drawing. KEEP doing like this last one. Really nice.
3rd LD post
Nice metal/brass painting. Studies I need to be doing as well.
2nd fig in first set is nice. Once again proportions are well observed.
The hand is marvelous! Washes are subtle and nice. Cool!
The head study is a little undefined in structure. This is where studying the planes will help give you confidence in your studies.
Is the next one a SP? There is alot of personality in it. Just needs stronger understanding of structure.
Like the mohawk dude. Watch the width of the cheeks on the right. Otherwise, awesome. This one and the ink fig. are great studies of masses, keep going. Small pieces of advice, really, because you're doing quite well, Moai. Hope I was little helpful.