Really like those rendered pieces, those faces need some work though. Fear of noses? Hmm, they seem very woollen if you know what I mean. Not defined, as if you didn't want to =D. Well some nose studies would be my first request, theres a lot of variation out there to draw from! Keep up your progress.
dile; thanks friend, yes thats why i changed@_@, silly name, what was i thinking..thanks for being the first to reply too =)
aph; thanks for the imput, the charcoal was done quick and quite intuitively, not planned out in thumbs like I usually would.
Also, with charcoal, its not exactly a tight medium, so you simplify and smudge. But thanks for the crits, its not just the noses that could use work.
nice work from you too btw
rodrigo; I feel the same way about you, you freak, next llwewllyn I tells ya
In comparison to history though, i probably suck squares considering renaissace artists started getting taught as apprentices at like age 10, miking paint and doing study's and working on their teachers paintings.
The gnoll; thanks Ryan, still a loong way ahead of me though
Craig Houghton; haha thanks mate
I dont like having an empty sketchbook, so here is more stuff
Old noobie; aye, new beginning, pretty embarrassed about some of the stuff I said/drew back a year ago, fresh is nice!
Lee yea, you can produce some pretty amazing stuff with charcoal. I was going for a certain soft look though, and i wasnt working big or with any references.. you get the idea
ent; thanks vic, the rabbit head dood was for you!
dile; my lifedrawings? all from my head i think
ditto about the kast statement, your bots are looking rly cool!!
ugh, i feel lazy only posting a few pics, and honestly I have been working way harder than this, dont like showing quicky doodles and studies though.
I bought a book called "anatomy for the artist" by Sarah stimblet
Its got some great albeit a tad "gay" references, lol.
finished my second moleskine and have no monies, so I have been practicing lots of speedpaints
this is just one of tons, no ref( it shows)
might show some more later, but I filenamed them all "speedpaint crappy, speedy dodgy" etc, my hd is a mess
WOOT! HUGE improvement Alex, HUGE!
Pencil work is really shaping up, you're handling the forms well. Something you need to start doing though is giving a different value range to various objects. The highlights on something dark will still be darker as the shadows on something light - that sort of thing. It'll help you to separate objects in your composition and also describe form.
wondering, is a self portrait? Really love the quick brushwork and repetition of shapes, nice and lively.
I realised the last few posts werent exactly delicious, anyway, I bought a new moleskine(#3), which has been sweet.
been really enjoying ink with nib and brush, great medium!
Ill see if I can dig up some other sketches ,
( last ones a master study, does anyone recognise the artist?