Keep up the hard work, and don't stop doing digital studies, your colours and values are off. The only way to remedy that is to practice it.
Thank You. I will try my best.
It's not identical, but I like it.
Last edited by catukas; July 11th, 2012 at 10:57 AM.
Lots of gesture work here, which is very good for the stage you are at. Also good to see how productive you are. It's very important at this stage that you keep staying busy.
I would recommend using clear paper and not paper with any crisscrossing lines or lines of any sort. Just blank paper. And like Obtsfelder mentioned, positive and negative space studies would help a lot since you digital painting studies are looking incredibly muddy and disproportional right now. A good "trick" I use for studies is to add the Median filter over the image I am studying, that wayI don't get caught up in the details and only focus on the bigger shapes first. You want to get the bigger shapes right before you move onto all the details.
Keep pushing...it's all about persistence!
Thank You all!
So, first draw big then do details
Well, atleast I tried.
Awesome book man. Loving the gesture to environment studies. Keep at it.
Check out some of the videos over at ctrl+paint! It might help out a lot, especially with regards to tightening up some of your brushwork. As people always tell me, replacing three marks with one is the way to go. Start with your biggest brushes first and gradually work your way down to detail work.
Probably the best advice I have for right now is to try drawing more objects in front of you, in 3D space. Photo studies are good, but they won't teach you everything. Try some more still lifes! Start learning about perspective!
Thank You for the Love and Tips.
No refs. used. It seems ok to me.. But does it looks ok To You?
I love big cats and I cannot lie.
Good job, you are getting better, and better at capturing gesture of your characters
Quick sketches from previous page shows some really nice potential!
You can do these kind of fast gesture every time you starting longer study, especially while working in PS.
Just draw quick gesture on layer1, lower the opacity of these layer, and paint more detailed version on top of it. These way even the most polished study will have these nice energy flow on the bottom.
Thank You.. I sometimes feel like I don't improve at all.. I guess that's not true
Amazing work catukas! Really love your figure drawings, and i'm jealous of your use of colours. Keep up the amazing work. Lots of variety in your sketchbook, something I need to employ in my own.
Thank You MushroomDemon
I haven't updated for two days now. What's wrong with me?!?! I'll do something tomorrow for sure
Looks like all the hard work is paying off. You should join the spartan camp group for gestural drawing. It's good for motivation and feedback.
Keep up the good work!
Here is something new and different that actually is something done long ago.
Looks like hard work going on here. My strongest recommendation for you would be to study more fundamentals; drawing and rendering with basic geometries. Challenge yourself by drawing any manner of subject matters as basic volumes, and make studies of object from life that are geometric as this will teach you how to draw with perspective.
All things can be broken down into and analysed in terms of basic geometries. Bridgeman does this and I think you should look a little bit harder at his instructions and think about it rather than just making superficial copies.
Another thing you (and anyone) can benefit from is more life drawing. Figure drawing classes would be ideal, but also just observing and drawing anything and everything in real life is crucial to developing strong foundations.
Keep up the good work.
Quik picture I did for a contest
Hey, cool to see you're active here. Nice to see all the progress, keep it up Ja tervitusi ka.
I thank everyone who has replied.. You give me motivation..
Today I was in art class. And I must say that teacher did the most of my todays picture, but at the same time I learned a lot from her, so I am not sad.