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hey, love the colors in that last painting. nice work!
Hi there! Thanks for stopping by in my SB
I love you second to last piece (the desert one with reference) the colours are great! The patterns you used in the clothes are really nice too, I also like how you used the custom brushes to add texture etc into the piece. Your other works are very imaginative too, keep coming up with these great ideas!
Your last WIP looks good, but there is just one thing I spotted; the left part of her nose is slightly higher than her right, so it makes her nose look slightly wonky. It look me a while to figure out what was actually wrong, but I hope this helps!
Keep up the good work
Thank you for visiting my sketchboook.
Your images are fantastic and very creative! I'll definitely want to see more!
Thank you all for taking the time to stop by and check everything out. I really appreciate it. Thanks again for the very helpful advice everyone.
Last edited by nurraymjo; November 6th, 2009 at 05:03 PM.
I think you have some confusing lights in there. On the one hand, you have a sense of some Rembrandt lighting (45 degree) from the upper left. On the other hand, you have what looks like intense light coming from both the left and right of the composition, which takes the eye to the edges instead of to a focal point on the face.
I would work out a value for the background so that the head begins to read as three dimensional.
If this is of any help, I would suggest laying down the basic colours first when digipainting to cover any possible "holes" you might leave on the coloured object. But you did well without this so meh.
Keep it up.
Edit, I need to read other people's comments before I post anything!
Thank you all once again for the very helpful advice. You all don't know how much I appreciate your help.
I haven't had much time these past couple of weeks, but I'm going to be drawing like mad now to make up for it. I felt as though I should put something on here though. These are a little bit older, but what the hell...
Last edited by nurraymjo; November 2nd, 2009 at 10:06 AM.
WiP, probably about half-way done with it I'd say, mostly small stuff left to be done. I've posted the reference pic along with a process sheet. I'll hopefully finish this tonight.
Update... Quickly... on lunch break... I'll post the larger size later. Thanks all.
It's a little bit bigger here... thanks for looking.
Awesome work,really original!Clean lines,nothing to crit IMO!
What kind of pen are you using?(I mean the brand of the pen)
(also,thanks for visiting my sketchbook!)
Lotsa cool stuff here. You have a clear personal vision, which is too often overlooked these days. Your black and white pen and ink work reminds me a bit of Phillipe Druillet's work. I also see a bit of Pascal Doury's sensibility in there. Your classical figurative work is developing really nicely too. It's not as unique as the more stylised stuff you are doing, but obviously one has to know how to do both.
Just another old dog learning new tricks.
My environment concepts thread in the entertainment design section
artwork for "the guard", a webcomic that I am illustrating
@DSmith: Thank you very much. I usually use just a cheap BIC, or a fine point Micron Pen, along with a Sharpie Marker.
@rolandb: Thank you very much.
I added a little noise for texture and expanded on the canvas size a little bit. I'm calling it done now.
Great work. Your imaginative pieces were great, however the lack of ref and study was the only thing hurting the pieces. Now that you have started using reference pictures your progress is just mind boggling. Your sense of color is improving a lot too, something I need to work on. All in all, awesome stuff keep posting more.
mmm, numbers 71 and 61 are my faves so far. In 71 you have started to use colors in the skin that, while they aren't necessarily skin tones, really compliment the lighting and the "base" tone. I see blues and yellows in there and it's a nice effect. =) Also, on the right side of the face (the viewer's right that is) there is a real sense of the planes of the head turning in space that looks really good. I doesn't quite add up as much on the left hand side, which I'm pretty sure has something to do with the temple area... But still, nice.
And also, thanks for stopping by and commenting
@seagulls: I appreciate you stopping by. I just can't seem to find a style I want to stick with and I have a hard time keeping up with studies. I'm working on it though. Thank you much for commenting.
@AmbientSounds: Thank you very much for stopping by and giving your input. Colour has always been one of the bigger weak points for me and it's something I hope that I can eventually get down a bit better. Like all things though I guess it comes with practice... Thanks again for stopping by.
Thank you for stepping by my sketchbook. Sorry, I did not reply earlier: just taking some maternity break from drawing. I use mostly disposable pens Pigma Micron in different sizes and sometimes Koh-I-Noor Rapidograph (just for a change).
I was also wondering how you do so fine shadows in your pen work (like one in the very first pic you posted: it is my personal favorite)? If it fair to ask.
Thank you for replying in my tread. Your work is amazing and very creative!