edit: ugh I would never want to draw in pencil that completely. It's beautiful but not for me.. I'm more of a reducer type of person ( erasing charcoal or using oil paints)... It'd drive me nuts to do it all detailed in pencil. Though he does it incredibly beautifully!
This is more my style: Iaian McCaig
He gets enough sketchy information in and goes in to paint more texturing things without using so much lineage.
Last edited by So-naa; December 9th, 2009 at 01:04 AM.
I love the update! The skin looks great and so does the dress. I think you need to work more on the gray your putting in for reflected light, it still needs to have shape, but it's looking so good ^__^ Great pose, great color, and your really improving your blending.
Ps: ignore people who tell you not to have a style. You are never too young to embrace the way you love to make art.
I like your style. I know it'll keep developing as you go. And of course you should keep doing boring studies and still lifes. Sorry for the random outbust, but it always pisses me off royal when people tell me not to have a style.
Hell yeah thats the way to do it!
Just a quick thought:
As much as I do so love your style, I think some life or realistic photo studies would really help evolve your art. It will also be a great way to broaden your own library of reference images in your mind too. So find some reference images that inspire you and just do it!
Thank you so much for your wonderful comments in my thread too, so very appreciated
Take care now,
Mohki * I can see what you are saying about the grey. I will work on that more. Sometimes I hit it on the head and other times I"m just way off. I don't know if I completely understand it yet.. I get the general concept, but definitely need more practice..
Yah, the thing that weirds me out is the fact, I'm not "trying" to have a style. That's just how I create art? I don't conscious sit and think about how I'm going to have a style. Basically I just practice real life ( which people say to keep doing.. I think it's because I barely post those in this thread.. since they are hard to photograph.. usually more than 20 inches big?). Then those that you see, I draw from memory, of how a body should be with ficitional characters people have made up or pixel people.
Thanks for your support and awsome critiques. This is why I came to concept art
You're gentle enough not to turn me into a quivering mass of doubt, but strong enough to help me question myself about my methods!
Jailhouse * Thanks for visiting!! Your art is intensely amazing! People have been saying study life or photo a lot. I think it's because my sketchbook lacks a lot of my studies. They are pretty much all done traditional methods that are kinda hard to digitize because I'd have to photograph them. I'll try to put them up some time.. Also I'm more an emotional artist than, recording something that looks photographic.. I can do that, but it's painful.. I wonder if I have to hunker down and do it? I just don't learn shapes by doing something photographically? >.< Does that sound weird? Anyways I rambled. Thanks again for looking!!
My school work. This was my final to do alice in wonderland themed. This is done all by memory, not references or models. I wanted a fantasy style, so I know that the cat looks kinda uncatlike. I could of modeled it after a real cat but I chose not to. This was a lot of my self expression. Don't worry I will most likely hear the mounds of critique at school about it >.<;; I won't get away scott free from not doing realistic pictures.. Though if you have any color pencil tips, please let me know
I think the colors on this one are really good. The animals, especially the rabbit are working. There's something going on with Alice that's throwing me off. I think it's the thinness of her limbs. It doesn't match the solid forms and the realistic rabbits head.
The best advice that I've gotten for colored pencils is, to make them so thick you can't see the paper underneath, though, i like the way you did the rabbits head. Your using a really toothy paper, right? Try out using a smoother paper, and one that isn't slippery?
Actually, the paper was terribly smooth with no tooth. I didn't like it without tooth. It didn't grab the pencil that much. The rabbit is probably the only and most realistic thing. I made up the cat head with no real cat reference ( wanted to make something fantastical that suggests cat) and alice is kinda far away so her figure is semi-bright but small and thinned out. Weirdly enough some of the areas where you think you can see paper is a thick coating of a pencil I have ( something like warm grey) that matched the paper.. So some spots aren't actually showing the paper.. it's the color pencil that looks like the paper.. I tried it out but maybe you found it not so successful..