Like the kneeling woman gesture.. . Her legs look right.
Thanks people! As already mentioned, any CC is welcome, but an occasional "heads-up" is nice as well. Should really have my parents have a look to see how to do that... LMAO
Sketches for this weeks ChOW. Leggy, tall figures is what I do best, so why not, right? Thing is, I love how it looks on paper drawn with pencils, but when it comes to digital coloring (or coloring at all)...X_X...
Tentacle hair? WHAT WAS I THINKING?! Who`s gonna shade it to look nearly as normal as possible? (insert Homer Simpson moment here)
My first ChOW...yaaay...could have turned out better, but this is all I could come up with in 6 months of photoshop training...If you still didn`t do it, please go visit http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=168184 and cast your votes. There are some amazing pieces there, lots of them first-timers, so...spread the love, show support, comment. In the end, that`s what CA is all about, right?
PxlSlayer, I was wondering if, since you have a background in fashion design, if you're familiar with how to design textiles. I've always wondered how to go about it, and would be interested in reading it if you ever put up a small tutorial. . .
@dragonroseart - Thank you! I have a class called textile pattern design, and truth be told, I`m not enjoying it that much...too abstract, just like the professor (the woman is crazy, I tell you )
Just something little for now (this weeks ChOW, WIPs on char#1, inspired by Waltzin' Black - Stranglers and art by Lori Earley)
The ballerina in the middle looks a little like Madonna (but better looking ) Intentional?
If you still want to know how to change your thread thumbnail:
The first attachment in post #1 is your thumbnail. Just change that.
Nice character. I didn't realize Madonna right away. . .actually had a really strong Alice in Wonderland vibe (vein of American McGee's alice). But now that you say it, that is who she looks like.
I think it's right, but I wonder if you might want to double check her waist attaches to her hips normally. . .sometimes it's easy to disconnect it with a tutu. But it does look right. . . . (I'm presuming she's wearing a corset.
Bad case of flu pinned me to my bed, so no ChOW for now, unfortunately...still, I picked up my sketchbook to make several drawings. I have a new class this year, drawing/making historical costumes, and I love it!It would seem this is the closest I`m going to get to character design at my college, but I`ve decided to make the most out of it. The professor is cool, as are the assistants, and the best part - they let you draw your own figure ( I`m, at last, not stuck with drawing leggy creatures, at least here), and they don`t want fashionable outfits - it`s all about how far you can take the idea. Last week we had examples of ancient Crete outfits (c. 2000 - 1200 BC), and had to make designs based on them. The first one is an original outfit (drawn at class, which is why it looks so %/#@&), and the other 2 were variations to the theme. Never thought I would have so much fun designing something NOT wearable. Costume design FTW!
Nice costume studies. Good detail. The faces are looking good, too, as well as the general proportions.
I think the figures look a little stiff; what would cure that is a little more rhythm in the figure (the first several pages of Bridgman's book goes over that)... and it's basically what Vilppu terms "flow." Generally gesture helps sort that out.
@ Sage - Yup, you`re spot on. I`m still having problems with achieving a natural posture on a figure with right proportions. Proofs to show there`s still a long road in front of me.
@Ian Miles - thanks, though I didn`t make it. It just fits sooooo good, you know. I really hope people will start looking at my sketchbook b/c of my work, though...
K, new ones. These are for my fashion design class, and I had to design outfits based on Rubens paintings. Thing is, most of his work includes nudity, and the costumes he did portray are from 2 very opposite periods - 16th century "stiff" Spanish court fashion and 17th century baroque fashion, known for it`s looseness and flowing lines (diagonal cut). Good luck trying to combine those O_o
Also, about figures...I almost got into a brawl with the assistant, turns out I HAVE to draw deformed, long-legged "creatures", b/c that`s the way it`s "supposed to be". I hate it. But, if I want to keep my grades up, I have to be a good little student and do what this neurotic, anemic and anorexic woman wants me to do.
I`m also uploading some of my 1 year old drawings (made while applying for college) I stumbled upon while going through my papers. And go figure - she loved them...Can someone please tell me I`m not loosing my mind?
Still nature (from class)
this weeks ChOW WIP/self portrait
in that order
Congrats on the good likeness of yourself there, yeah?
Looks like you had fun this week.
I would suggest on the gladiator's helmet in the still life--try to use pencil strokes that describe the form. In other words... the strokes should run along the contour of the object and describe it, not just provide value.
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I really enjoyed looking at your progress -- the anatomy of your female figures is growing stronger with each post.
holy shit pxl!!!!!!!!!!!!!
your improvement since i last looked at your work is out of this world dude!! you must be working mighty hard. im seriously impressed, and kind of jealous... uh i mean inspired. god damnit, now i have to go do like a hundred studies to try and keep pace. jerk.
keep it up man, your persistance is contageous.
Thank you, everybody! I have been getting some info from my friends that I`m getting better, but dismissed it b/c...well, they`ll say anything to buy them a cup of coffee Coming from you people, though...might be some truth there. Did spend up to 10 hours on drawing during some days. Could it be that hard work actually...pays off?!
This time -
Sketches (including a banshee, have to work on that idea)
finished ChOW (give or take a tweak or two)
and...Nibru...b/c he IS the supreme commander of the universe as such.
Again, in that order.
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I laughed for hours with that one of nibiru
Whooaa some sick improvement since the first post! Your ladies are all so lovely and you're getting better by each post...! I'm really enjoying your digital work, but may I suggest using more varied skintones? Some blues, greens, warm reds, purples etc really add more life to skin. Here's a small tutorial on skintones by Linda Bergqvist. Keep it up, post mooar!
Ovaj zadnji CHOW ti je odlican, opcenito se vidi jako velik napredak od prvog posta.
Post #58 je odlicna slika, jedino sto mi se cinilo da je osvjetljenje na kosi malo bolje u prethodnom WIP-u, al svida mi se svejedno
And in English because I don't want to be rude ALL the way, check the tutorial andrea w linked, it's awesome stuff. All of Linda's tutorials in general are extremely helpful.
Keep up the good work and see you around
Thanks guys! Posts like these really are encouraging for an old fart like me. There`s a lot of "kids" out there who are ahead of me skill-wise by miles, which is depressing by itself, so...gotta keep grinding.
@ Andrea - thanks for the link, I already have that one stashed in my "tutorials" folder. Shading skin is really hard - there are just so many things to look out for - lightning, tone, texture...enough to spend a lifetime studying! But hey, if that`s what it takes...
Had a bad day today hen it came to drawing, so I decided to cheer myself up and make a study. Also realized I did only 4 (!) in these past 7 months, so I HAVE to do more of these...
Go, Pxel, GO!
@sandeepbarot - Thank you!
@ dragonroseart - Yes, who would have known - women have curves! As for the gallery of my own...yea, that will have to wait tillI have something representable to show. One day, one day...btw, I didn`t forget I owe you some info on textile patterns, don`t worry. I`ll post everything I know in your sb ASAP
Not much for today - 2 costumes for fashion design (posting here before I FUBAR them with color), and a very messy photo study of a friend of mine...Thank God, tomorrow I have live drawing and costume design, finally going to get my pencil swinging!
Good news - went to see my costume design professor to show her my recent drawings, and she noted she dosen`t mind at all if I convert costumes into freaky characters with various elements from other genres. And on my way out she added "Especially if you can draw really good"...and smiled at me. I can`t believe that a professor with a degree in fine arts actually implied that I can draw! Really made my day...So, I`m feeling quite inspired ATM and will try to keep the feeling, cause...it` SO good!
Today`s specials -
Greece inspired outfit/creature (Medusa) I`m quite fond of (FIXED)
Rome inspired outfit/character that dosen`t look like a Roman at all, turned out looking like a Persian/Mongolian warlord of some sorts...weird..*head scratch*..BUT I finally managed to draw a somewhat decent looking male figure with *almost* normal masculine facial features w/o references so I consider it to be a small victory of my own
A digital study I`m most likely repeat b/c I hate it and
a WIP of this weeks ChOW (Seasons) I didn`t finish (why do days have only 24 hours?)
As for the crits - let it rip!
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