I just joined CA and it seemed obvious to start a sketchbook so i can keep track of my progress (if there will be any).
The quality of the work here is waaay higher then mine...but that's why im here. To learn. 8)
I'll start off with a dump of some more recent sketches, studies and quick digipaintings.
This is a wip. Still have loads of things to do but i wanted to post it anyway.
I wanted practise on canvas, and a friends birthday is coming closer, so i thought lets paint him in a sort of old portrait style as a present.
I found this painting, from Frans Hals i believe, and replaced it with my friends head.
Using the painting as a ref for the armor and cloth.
Still have one week to finnish it so i better get back to it
The last one's already way better than your first image on your SB. But one thing was more correct on't. There was one side of the face being lit by light and the other being in shadow. You don't have to stick to that, but if you aplied that at least to BG on last one it would look better.
Strong work, that painting of your friend is looking good!
The Rembrandt looks very good, did you draw it out with linework first or paint directly with mass and shape? The reason I ask is because there's hints of linework in the digi stuff and maybe you could try an excercise painting without lines.
ha ha. That's great!
I'm digging you bold colors, strong compositions, cross hatching skills and great imagination.
Can I recommend perhaps blending with a larger brush, the strokie-ness of your work is the only thing that really distracts me.
Very nice. Keep painting and I'll keep enjoying it. thanks :.