Well here is painting number 5 and Drawing number 1. I figured I wouldn't wait to get the drawing supplies...I had some paper and a #2 pencil so why not start now. At any rate...by the wise advice of "Gekitsu" and "killing.people" I decided to try out some things last night. I painted a cube in monotone just to get a better understanding of light and I also placed a ring of mine on my computer desk...aimed the light at it and sketched it out. So here they are...(thanks Gekitsu and killing.people!) I am working on getting a website up that shows all my previous paintings and drawings, etc... so look for that when it comes up (good suggestion Oblio). Thanks,
I just wanted to go greyscale on this picture so I wouldn't have to confuse myself with color and all. The shadow is a little bit too hard it looks like...I don't know...what do you guys think?...any suggestions to make it better? I was going for a "stone" or more of a front porch type of material.
With this drawing I just placed my ring on the table and tried to draw it. In the front was a weird reflection from the ring so I tried to draw that and it came out really weird...it looks like there are two light sources...that was a mistake. The shadow of the ring was supposed to just fall behind the ring...and the reflection be in the front. It was hard for me to draw freehand but it was fun...wow I think this is the first time I have actually tried to sketch something...I think everything else was just doodles in my high school classes.
Tell me what you think guys...give me all the criticism you can muster. Thanks again.
***Below is for everyone who hasn't seen my previous posts***
If you didn't see my last post(s) on www.conceptart.org then I will bring you up to speed. Basically I have been inspired by the art produced and the work ethic of Jon Foster, Andrew Jones, Jason Manley, and my brother "Smeagol71" (among many others) and have decided to learn how to paint (primarily digitally). I am starting from rock bottom and I am going to paint at least one painting every day...probably two on the weekends. The order you see them in is the order that I am painting them...every day starting on 9/15/02. I am bearing my soul to everyone. I will post everything I do...whether it is awful or not. Most of the paintings at the beginning are going to look like crap but hopefully over the days/weeks/months/years they will start to get better. I have no formal art training but have signed up for classes this semester. I have a passion to paint and welcome any encouragement or critique that you want to give. Any feedback you want to give me you can leave in the threads I or just email me. Click on the link to see the current picture. Thanks.