wonderful stuff! I love your sketches of live people the most, mine were never that good looking. I like your studies of other paintings, but I also feel if you are going to study another painting the aim is to understand their process more than anything.
For example, alot of reinassance paintings - even if they appear really colorful - were only made using three colors plus white and black. I don't know what your process is, I can only guess by what I am seeing! My 'guess' is you are not creating the painting using the same colors as the old masters.
Even if your medium is digital, you can still recreate the process of these old masters. I think you will get more out of your studies that way!
Nice stuff, keep doing life studies.
I think you're going a little crazy with the colors, especially in your digital work, try working with smaller nuances and see how that works. Kitty's suggestion is a good idea, try thinking of it more like a traditional media and use less colors.
The reference from the sculpture you did is awesome! I agree with the advice your getting! Most important is to just keep going...your using an excellent full range of values in your paintings but details are remaining too sketchy.
My cheesy cheesy trick is to start with tiny thumnails to nail down composition and start enlarging and detailing sometimes 3 or 4 times till the resolution is 800x600 or so. Its actually a very fast way to work digitally, and it soaks up details where you want in the points of interest.
the hand looks good.
and the master study, before you paint it, make sure you got the sketch right, so you have all the proportions right. then you can concenrate on colour only, and dont have to bother about proportions.
hey! they arent called the old masters for no reason! its a real challenge you cant get over night =3 your study is still great though! I like your new color pallette and I think it was a good choice for the painting you were studying from. the drawing is so close to the original as well
I love drawing creatures. . but I had a slight problem with that challenge, mostly that the creature had to be all blue! but if you do another creature challenge again, really imagine this being a living creature. could your creature possibly glide with those transparent flaps? and since your creature is living on snowy mountians, would it need a thicker coat of fur? what purpose would the fins have, and so on.
otherwise I like the quickly loose style you did for the mountains, although for the creature thread, you dont necessarily need a background do you? =D
suhsealyuh The master study is nothing to get frustrated over. Overall the piece has a lot consistencies w/ Davinci's piece. I think if you took the 2 images, his and yours and put them side by side on the same file. Scaled them both to pretty close the same size and then started pulling some of your ruler grid lines down into the image. This might help you make your proportional changes faster. Art will never be easy! That's why we like it!!!
Love the ferret in the study, too bad its not robot
In all honesty keep up that study theres no reason to stop, just go in with a finer brush and fix things up. Also if your having touble maybe go back to basics? Perhaps do studies in Black and White, so you can focus on proportion and tone.