Just came by to show your book some love. I like your style, and a lot of your images hit me in that spot we all have, so that is cool for me. I guess you too? A crit might be to try to and separate lit and shadowed areas. Makes a big difference in defining overall forms and avoiding as loomis puts it "a grey all over" looking piece. But that is just my regurgatation of information, Im trying to do the same. Any way nice stuff
Also here is a website that was really helpful in learning color theory, even though its a bit of a read it changed my life. Ill be around. Cheers!
What the fuck. I thought I'd replied to your thread several days ago. That's weird. Anywho I really like your work, the life drawings are very solid, great lines and attitud, love it. I think you should work harder applying what you learn from life drawing though, always making mind notes and/or scribble your toughts down next to the drawings. Also a tip is to lay low on colors for another while before you jump fully into it, study values and depth before. Vast knowledge in how to handle the pencil is a rock solid foundation to colors later on. The school I will apply for, and many others concentrating on art forces you to make pencil and charcoal studies for two years before starting with colors the last year. But then again; I don't think it could hurt you too much doing them both at the same time. ,)
The evil clown looks nice, but he lacks in depth and contrasts, try working with high opacity at first with big brushes, then work your way down whilst blending the colors together. A tip is to work with the color pick to get continuity in your colors, so to speak. Also be careful working with dark colors such as black and grey as shadows. If you look at shadows they have a rich foundation of colors.
eh anywho I'm just babbling, hope it helps maybe. Once again I'm jelous of the fact that Daniel is one of your proffesors, haha, hope you learn alot from him. Cheers buddy!
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Johan: Thanks man!
Tigermilk: Thanks for stopping in, and I'm glad you like my work! Im for sure going to be doing a bunch of pencil work to try and get my value scale in check. Im so glad I found out Danny was an accomplished concept artist, I will be going to him a lot more for his wisdom!
Dan Bird: Thanks for stopping in! I wont let the replies get to me, so no worried there. Im so glad you like my thumbnails! I love doing them!
Here is a speedy. Trying to get my values in check.
I have a massive amount of sketches to post, and will as soon as I scan them.
Two things. They aren't great, but they are sort of tests/exercises. Im trying to bone up on color, but I think Im trying to run before I can walk. So I might stick to greyscale/monochome (like the second one).
Note to self: edges are too soft in the latter.
I have about half of a sketchbook I could scan, but that will come later (maybe).
Nice work in here, you're kickin your own style, I like it. Really love those inks up above. If you want to get better at enviros, do some from refs, that always helps you build up your visual library.
Nice to see lots of drawings. Something i'd keep in mind with your characters, is a hint of perspective in the whole page. Keep it in mind, cause it's always around (perspective). As for the last one, the dark darks are everywhere, it's kindof hard to have a focus point. SOmething i'd do is always keep the extrems for specific areas cause they'll make contrast, and therefor, drag attention.
Keep it up !