My first oil painting. Thanks to Shawn Barber for recommending to go b/w first time for sanity's sake. Nothing like jumping in and doing something, I learned so much of what to do, and not do with oil paints.
thanks for the feedback on my picture
quite impressive progress your making here, gotta agre with the others, fun to watch this kind of process
good to see you got away from the soft brushes, theyre evil I tell you. for some reason it just doesnt loke good.
I like the last peace a lot, cool concept. one can tell that you put some work in to it. keep it up with the drawings from life and photos, its really doing a lot for the quality of your pictures.
the compulsive imagemaker
"sticking feathers up your ass doesn't make you a chicken"
Satori> Thanks, and you keep drawing too. I liked hearing your story about how you were inspired and came up with that imp creature.
Bludhund> Good running into you too! Thanks, and it's going to get better! Hopefully I can make it to the next workshop too!
And here are some images from my latest environment.
I did some thumbs before, but liked this one I came up with at work. At this point, all I knew I wanted was...large scale view, big structure, conveyor belts, and somehow humans dying. Overall design...overall picture...mood? No clue.
I read Harvey Dunn's lecture notes. I liked this quote: "An idea is not something you "cook up". It comes to you when your consciousness is open and receptive. It presents itself. If it is a true idea it has always been true. There is no such thing as a creative artist. An artist merely expresses that which has always been"
I'm not sure if I agree with the last bit, but I paid attention to the idea of a receptive mind, and moved forward. Threw down more texture...Also moved the whole thing away from the center.
At this point I realize I'm just adamant about conveyor belts for the sake of conveyor belts, and try to look for other options. The boney finger forms at the top looked creepy. Boney fingers/legs...legs...spider legs...Spiders are creepy. *ding!*
Basic color pass. Going for sickly greens, yellows, pinks, browns. Somewhere along the line I notice something that looks like a leg coming out of the main structure, and some edges/vectors that create a spider form, so on the next pass I try to accentuate that and frame the picture as well.
It's weird. This is the best enviro I've done to date, but I've discovered so many things that I could be doing way better, and things that I should know better but don't. Lot of time wasted "fixing" things on this. I'm glad it turned out "ok", but I'm not really satisfied...
So here's a study of my fuzzy pull vibrating duck IAN! Moar studies! It says "Stoke confidence does not mean 100% black". Meaning, if you're going for realism, a big bold graphic line around the outline of an object doesn't really help.
Crisis at work. Tired as hell. I'm beginning to understand how clients can be so frustrating at times, but learn how to keep a good attitude and be professional about it. More bus-ride sketches from the last two days. Sorry for the quality, I'm saving up monies for a real scanner.
Also trying to work on stroke confidence. I ran into Lake at Revelations, and he said to ditch the scribble-scribble, and go for accurate lines that are confident. I think this will be key in furthering the development of my drawing. Just gotta keep things accurate.
Last edited by Earendil; September 25th, 2008 at 10:50 PM.
hi earindil i like u'r frst color environment ! u'r getting better or maybe u'r not constant ! regarding the piece in #33 i like those black and whites u made earlier better , i guess that the huge silvery circle it's a symbol for the inhabitants of the castle ( or of the complex if it's not a castle) anyway that symbol doesn't fit in ! keep posting u'r best and not every single sketch u make, because there is no point in uploading new stuff if it's not at least as good as the last one anyway keep it up and have fun !
Last edited by Tiberiu; February 9th, 2008 at 10:03 AM.
Glad i discovered this sb. Your enviros are amazing man, especially that last one. My two cents is just to work on your anatomy and drawing from life some more. Ill definetly be back to check this out later
dadushin> Thanks, that's what I'm working on. Values, and color and hue, oh my!
Originally Posted by Tiberiu
hi earindil...keep posting u'r best and not every single sketch u make, because there is no point in uploading new stuff if it's not at least as good as the last one anyway keep it up and have fun !
There's a difference between a finished gallery, and a sketchbook. As long as the overall trend (graph) is upward, then little dips are fine. Since it's impossible to draw every day and not get better, the trend will be up!
Steven> Thanks! Just gotta keep "pushing it".
Sceptyr> Anatomy and life drawing? Yep! Moar studies!
Last edited by Earendil; February 10th, 2008 at 03:48 PM.
Busstop, bus ride sketches. I like using the pen because it forces me to really think about my lines. Gotta keep simplifying. I realized after the fact that the dude's ear was way too far back on his head.
My ability to see spatial relationships and proportions blows. I'll keep sketching and try to pay attention to this.
We've also been having some really beautiful winter sunsets, and while I was at the park I tried to memorize the colors I was seeing so I could go home and paint them. I also tried Painter again for these.