man oh man oh man.
You might have ad flu or whatever but damn, quality is still top notch imho.
Love all your updates since my last visit.That last elephant pic impressed me cause it had a really strong..."fee" to it.It just "feels" incredibly silent.Maybe i'm just going crazy.
Only one that didn't convince me was the one with noah (?) standing in front of the ark, his arm looks somewhat "fake" and the white decorations on his dress "cut" the figure.Maybe you did that on purpose, but i kinda feel it doesn't work.
Ok, i finished this was just to convince myself for a second you are a mere mortal hehe
Ccsears: Thanks man. I am feeling a little better. They pumped me full of drugs and antibiotics. As for the blue one, you nailed it. My advanced perspective class is stressing composition, so sooner or later I’ll get it. I think it’s one of those things you struggle with, and you really see until one day it just clicks. Thanks again.
Bhanu: Thanks. I’m trying to go for a painterly feel, but…. well, I’ll just keep banging my head against the proverbial wall until I get something good. I wish I could get a painterly look in photoshop like in my oils. I tried painter…… it doesn’t like me, or I’m not smart/patient enough. As for the sb, I’ve been meaning to post the last few craptacular pages of my sketchbook. Just been swamped with other stuff.
D@niel: Thanks! Flaming headed monsters or squid hair monkeys make me happy.
Buckster: Thanks. Funny you mention the enviros, since I’ve kind of been hitting a block with them. Sometimes I throw in color, but I’m mainly working on my brush stroke, and since most of these are assignments for classes, I tend to stick to black and white to get them done in time. I tend to muddle around with color too much. But I have to start making some decent colored work soon. I need to have a decent portfolio by april/may.
Oma: I don’t even know how to respond. Is that good or bad?
Roidvoid: Thank you. I was thinking to PM Vyle to see if he would be a mentor, but I think he’s probably too busy, plus, I have a lot on my plate this semester and I would want to have an opportunity that I wouldn’t be able to make the most of.
TheGnoll: Thanks! Yeah, the Noah piece was drawn over a thumbnail which wasn’t anatomically correct, and I didn’t sit back and look at it as I was working. Excuses. I’ll fix it next time (I plan to come back to some of these for portfolio pieces).
Mr-Joe: Thanks, and you’re welcome.
Sublimus: Thank you.
Charles Carvalho: Thank you.
Bojee: Thanks for the kind words.
Skeiff: Thanks man. No tutorials anytime soon. They’d mainly be me saying, “that didn’t work, lemme try something else” or “ I don’t know what that is, but I like it”.
Well, I suck for not responding, and I’m even more of an ass for not commenting enough in other threads. So busy….. Advanced perspective…. Hard. Eh…. I’m a jerk. Here’s some digital stuff that makes me think I don’t completely suck. I’ve been forcing myself to draw overhand with compressed charcoal on big newsprint pads, in curved lines. It’s like going to a foreign place, with a foreign language, naked. It’s very humbling/depressing. What happened to my comfort zone? When I get something that looks remotely good, I post it. For now, thinks that make me somewhat happy.
"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit." - Aristotle BLOG SKETCHBOOK GALLERY
Hey chromosome (is this your real name? I guess not )!
Very cool progress with the digitals I must say, you have managed to get good control over your custom brushes. They don't feel distracting anymore, now they are just beautiful. I know what you mean when talking about exploring unknown fields - you've probably heard this 27.000 times, but that's the only way to learn things, and I guess you know that very well already...but gosh, who am I talking to? great works, fabulous progress, you're definately on the right way.