himart - thanks! you too, btw.
I paint with either acrylics or water based oil paint.
(which is slow drying acrlyics really)
dan liimatta - thanks man, appreciated!
Proportion issues is indeed something I need to work on. Sometimes I see people use a cross for perspective/foundation, and they build up from there. But probably there's something more involved. I'll look into it.
I've been sketching and made the following stuff.
One is a painting of a cow I'm working on, based on a photograph.
Dragon thingy and sort of space-marine from imagination.
Several roman statues from photographs - I screwed up their heads.
And a portrait of a woman found on met-art I believe, screwed that one up pretty bad too. But hey. I figured I'd share some of my screw-ups as well.
Back to the drawing board!
Hi there Harmageddon! Good sb. Your paintings are starting to look better and better. I love the butterflies and this is my favorite painting so far.
Beautiful colors! Also really nice pencil works, allthough your anatomy needs a little bit practise.
Keep studying and keep painting! I'll be looking forward to seeing more from you!
Hey there Satupeikko, thanks for your kind message!
(sometimes it feels empty in here, as in ..."is that a voice I just heard?
Oh, maybe it's the wind. Or the voices in my head. Nevermind. Keep posting."
I'm glad you think the paintings are getting better - that is, of course, the idea. I'll put up a better picture of that painting once I finish it (some tweaking needs to be done still)
You're correct, I should work on my anatomy; especially human anatomy.
I will keep studying and drawing and painting, because I want to be a better artist. Or, I want to be an artist to begin with
Welcome aboard my travels ! I hope you'll enjoy the ride!
On a personal note:
Right, so I kind of suck at drawing people.
That needs to change. So, practicing at posemaniacs (1min sketches), drawing roman statues (reffed) and sketching angels from the mind.
Of course I should get back to my paintings too.
Also in this update, a better photo of one of my paintings.
Back to the drawing board I said, and back to the drawing board it is.
I've been scribbling posemaniacs, done some work on the painting of a bust of Ceasar and I've just completed a few sketches reffed from beautiful women at domai.
Quite happy with the women, ceasar needs work, posemaniacs (1min sketches) are still too slow.
.. argh, still 6 paintings in various stages of completion in my room that I should finish.. and already I want to make other paintings. Utter chaos!
My feels as though my creative drive is way ahead of my discipline, I should work on that. Is that a common problem btw?
Secondly, does anyone have any view on what I should do next?
I mean, I've got a plan to get better but multiple perspectives always clarify things, so if you have any suggestions, I'm glad to hear them!
@dan liimatta, thanks man! *feels motivated to do more*
I figured I should get more productive if I ever want to get better.
Some sketchbooks here are amazing, the speed at which people progress!
But if they can do it, I could at least give it my best shot, right?
PS: holy crap just checked your sb, you've not exactly been slacking either, have you? Very nice!
...on to the work:
some more posemaniacs (1min each), some movie stills from LotR and anatomy studies. I should prolly study Hogarth too.
...back to the drawing board!
@ dan liimatta: thanks man! Your comments alone motivate me to do more! *feels inspired*
I haven't been as productive as I would have liked, so I'll push myself harder this time. I did manage to make some sketches, also did some more posemaniacs but couldn't be bothered to photograph them.
I still find capturing the correct human proportions very difficult, so I shall keep on workin on that. More soon! I have to make up for this meagre update.
For now: some sketches of nude women, and an update on ceasar.