Awesome stuff bro!! Really like your style. Can't pick a fav cause they're all really good. Keep postin more eyecandy man!!
gmags i'll do my best and thank you for all the compliments.
Maerrick - obviously not hard enough i appreciate it !
Very cool stuff. The digital work is coming along nicely. Haven't seen TOO many studies of late; not doing them anymore? or are they just being done and not scanned? Anyway, very nice work, keep posting!
Hey, thanks for your comments!!
Yes i try my best at color. Everyday i walk down the street i try and study nature and its beautiful colors.
You have a nice book, great imagination. Needing more work on the studying though. I would say maybe a bit more on the foreshortening/perspective. Also don't be afraid to shade. Use a good variety of values. One day just do a drawing of something and try to use the widest value range you can without caring so much about the drawing. It will free you up a bit. Your black fine liner drawings definitely need work. But, i suggest trying to work more in the way, but maybe with a blue ball point pen instead. By working with pen it will force you to try harder and find your mistakes.
masterpug & JustinBeckett - thank you both very much! for the last 6 months i was traveling India and my self discipline is so poor that i hardly do any studies. most of the stuff i doodled was imaginary. but now i'm moving to a nice place in which i will have a small studio that i can draw in so i'll do more studies.
JustinBeckett - i'll try the ballpoint pen. do you think i should use it for life drawing or also sketches? and i wanted to ask - if i use pencils, do you think it's better to use many numbers of them or use one to try and do more tones with it?
ball point pen
Your sketches are fantastic, thanks so much for your comments.
To start with ANYTHING, do it from reference!! That's where I pretty much am with Enviros. I've done around 10 or so 1hr paintings from ref... each and every one helps. Just work general to specific, start with B/W at first if you must.
It isn't so much about the details and lines that are correct, as much as the atmosphere. Drawing a landscape and painting one are 2 entirely different disciplines, trust me on this one!!
Great to see you took my tips into consideration. Those are some nice ballpoint pen sketches. Let me see some more!! You have some confidence in there. Keep on using ballpoint. Trust me, it will help. Also continue to use pencil though as well.
For life drawing. Well you can use the ballpoint pen, but i don't recommend doing it all the time. It is good to try different mediums in life drawing though, so give it a shot. But for myself i have found pencil (graphite) are good for drawing long poses. If you want try out different grade pencils, and numbers, like 4b, 6b, and 8b. You really only need a 4b though. But if you have the time, try them all out, play with the values as much as you can. I also find China Markers are really great, fast, smooth and buttery for gesture sketches. Now, just so you know, China Markers aren't an actual Marker like a pen, they are in pencil form, but feel a bit like an oil pastel.
before and after
JustinBeckett - i can't thank you enough!
Justin Oaksford - for sure i'll take your advice. i'm just waiting to rebuilt my computer back to life, then i'll be working also with wacom. thanks again!
self portrait - 30 min.
i really really don't know how to do this. it's my first one ever - i think so pleas don't laugh. if you have any advice on how the fuck i do environments i would love to hear !
You're a big fat liar - its not your first environment ever - there was that cityscape you did last year. I've seen it. It was uber-cool too.
So's this one - well, the colors and the sky are anyway.
You should do more color stuff. Your colors are supah-nice. You don't do enough of them. Get more Pantone markers like what you got on the previous page. I liked what you did with them. They were going places.
Stop with the poses and do more action. Your active, moving figures are dynamic, have a great sense of weight and movement. And as a byway - the general proportions come out better too.
Your "posed" figures, not so much... weightless, topheavy, kinda straight and offbalance (yea yea, how can something be weightless and offbalance at the same time? shoot me)
Stop trying to draw liek someone else. You're better than that - at least as far as color and motion are concerned. The rest is practice.
Oh yeah, the portrait:
Your forehead is not that big. Your jaw, mouth and chin are bigger.
And do that whole sphere thing with the center lines and whatnot before you add details... we're seeing too much of your right cheek (well, left cheek, since it's from a mirror) if it's drawn from taht angle.
But it's recognizable and I know doing self-portraits with a wacom is a bitch.
I made the exact same mistakes with mine, first time I tried. And I can honestly say this is better.
And I like your fat little bunny-rat. He's funny, got a great sense of volume and proportions. and the paw sticking out at us -sweet
(yeah yeah, he's posed and shit, not moving - I know. I still like him. shoot me. again)
And just cause i dont intend to post on these boards for yet another 3 years or so: Snir Ha'Manyak!
sherban - hehehe i forgot about that old thing. i try to do more colors and i got the pantones out of the box so soon maybe i'll post some of those. about action, well every time i draw characters it's hard for me to put them in a dynamic situation. every time i try to draw something dynamic just for the sake of it, it looks to me kind of stiff and not right so any advice on that one will be a blessing. and about drawing like someone els.. well i don't think i can help it
thank you very very much. i really value your advice!
using markers and ink
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i think your sketches are impressive.
JustinBecket - thank's i would be happy to do a collab with you .
Keep it up, I can see a constant improvement through your work. You have a good handle on mass and form. I like your scribbles and contour drawings - and nice perspective on that recent markers and ink. Do more reference studies for your enviro's - just like anything else, if you don't use reference to at least ground your visual knowledge then you'll end up relying on cliches to fill in the gaps.
Good work, no more big gaps please
i like the way you try your hand at different styles. you make me want to do more figure work. keep going man, ill be watching.
Villa - thank you very much!
Puck - thank's for the advice. using reference is not one of my strongest sides.. i always get lazzZZZy any way i'll try to do more of those.
these are sketches and a shirt design i did for a band named Aborted. the last photoshop finishing done by Sven, the band singer.