looking very nice
but you need to update more, its really meant to be daily( thats what ssg's about)
very inspirational stuff, i freaking love your anatomy studies, what books/refs do you use? Your faces could do with some variation though, go out and draw people! otherwise your faces will just look like you without much variation (i have that problem myself)
Keep us updated!
WOHOooOOOO!!! YOU GOT ACCEPTED!
that's tremendous news man, lovely, you totally deserve it!
oh, the two middle ones in the latest post are really cool! the face is awesome.
keep posting you little...!
Hey thanks for all the replies guys! As usual, i post this right before i'm off to bed, so...replies later
About four to four and a half hour on this one. It's my best yet,
but I'm not entirely happy with it for some reason. I guess it needs more polish.
Nose needs more definition on the front, ears are wonky...well, by the age of 40, i should be able to nail it..
I have been OC'ing quite a bit lately. I'll try to finnish up the other ones tomorrow. Anyways here is one session...beefed up a little in PS:
that torso was done without ref and i struggeled to figure out what exactly was going on, so I sat down with an anatomy book and a mirror to help me out. What a sexy pose...
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Hey man, nice sketches here! The anatomy sketches caught my eye. Congrats on the acceptance to the Florence Academy, that sounds too damn cool. I considered that as a possible place to study in the future, let me know how it goes brotha.
Diggin' on da anatomy, bro!
Keep em coming....very well done.
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I love those OC sketches, especially the male torso one. The self portrait looks great also. I don't know if it was your intention, it does add character to it, but there's some gritty texture in some places that seems to affect the features a bit, too (under your right eye f.ex.)... If you're still using candle light, could that be the thing to blame? I once was forced to shade a drawing to a finished level in little light and it came out much grittier than it had looked in that lighting. You could try out a different lightsource for a change, I can't see why a carefully placed desk lamp couldn't do the same effect.
But if you don't consider it a problem, take this as a meaningless nitpick from an ignorant beginner. I'm just trying to be useful once in a while despite my early level and the quality of your stuff.
I love the face on this one
and that SP looks really nice, your shading is getting
crispier and crispier every time you post, keep that UP!!
very nice sp, and excellent digi studies.The torso looks great too.What i'm actually asking myself is, why not push it a step further? maybe some kind of scene where you can show off some cool poses and composition, lightning.Like, trying out all your skills with a really hard piece of art.Dunno, just brainstormin, keep 'em coming
Keep shining man, those digital studies are as tight as your pencil sketches !!
Keep up the SPs. The front of the face feels right, but then the ears are placed as though you were facing down, so it doesn't quite mesh. The digital studies are nice, though imo no where near as refined as your pencil work so keep that up and I'm sure it'll improve. I'm sure you're busy getting ready for school, but it'd be nice to see more of your work.
good sp man, real solid work there. i would critique but every1's already mentioned what i was gonna say...
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hey man, were you at?
TheGnoll, yeah, I knew you lived in Italy allready beeing up all night messes me up.
mull77, thanks man!
nah, not this school. I will mostly draw with charchoal, pencils and chalk and move on to oils if I make it that far. I´m starting to enjoy drawing with the pen theese days though. Thanks for the crit, made some adjustments later....and generally in art school they're gonna want you to be drawing with several different tools.
blanquish: thanks, posting daily would require me to draw daily:p Sometimes I develop a bad habit of posting to impress you guys...you know, posting for CA...it messes up the developement quite a bit, so that would be my excuse for frequent breaks and absence of work.
eazym, thank you!
archipelago, thanks! I use Artistic Anatomy by Paul Richer. I agree about the faces.
Tigermilk, CHEERS! Didn´t expect to get accepted myself, but I did. Not too sure what to expect, but I´m certain it will be intense! Keep up the drawing, you are improving alot theese days!
octophus_interphone, haha my housemate said the exact same thing. He really coudn´t stand those shoes and he had to walk out of the room.
strych9ine, hey, thanks for peekin in! I´ll make sure to bring an update near christmas...don´t plan to bring my pc down there, at least not the first trimester...
Would be cool to see you around in florence sometime!
redehlert, thank you!
MattGamer, thanks! My approach to studying anatomy is pretty messy, but I have found that repetition is pretty darn important. The plates you copy, serves as mental blueprints, so some tedious, repetitive copying is requiered to get started. An other important fact is that one approach alone is never enough. Copying straight from the anatomy plates, also needs to be accompanied by life drawing and general observing. If you copy plates for the arm from all angles, you will learn twice as much by drawing your own arm from all the angles and applying all the muscles and connections you learned from the books. Same goes with construction. Loomis and kChen used anatomic key features as basis for their simplifications and it´s up to you to discover them and their functions.
Smuli, thanks man. I used a desk lamp this time though It´s actually less gritty on the paper. I guess I made some bad adjustments during the scan. As for having a bad light source and getting a gritty result...I usually put the drawing away for a while after a long selfportrait session, and then refine the rendering once I get back to it. Thanks though! Working with a candlestick is a good exrecise in working more focused.
WhiteC, thanks! I think loomis encourages beginners to start out with the head and torso, front to back, and then starting to attach the limbs. Something like that...
Maxetormer, MattSmith and shyamshriram; thanks alot guys!
TheGnoll, yep, I should probably get more used to work towards more finnished stuff. I´m starting to get some ideas theese days, so I´ll try to be more active on working towards some more illustrative pieces. Thanks!
Shamagim and Jens; thanks!
AvatarJimmy, thanks for the crit, I agree, too lazy to fix though :p Digital stuff needs more work, yes. I´m a total noob at colours.
this1 and Mag-Neo, thanks!
Tigermilk, where i´m at? I´ve managed to evade hayfever and clean up some of the mess that has filled my head for quite a while. I work at "Jafs", a place where i´m requiered to be swift and effective, and tell you what, I suck at swift and effective stuff:p I don´t have much contact with friends theese days and drawing leads to anger.
Oh, and I just bought the Thom Yorke record and it´s great!
Here are some TD work.
Re-added the files that photobucket removed. The TD piece makes me cringe theese days, wich is good. I still think the concept has some merit, though, so mabye you'll see a second try at it some day..
feel free to rip me apart. Anyone who are kind enough to do a paintover will be granted a thousand cookies, a cuple of flat screen displays and an annual subscribtion at any desiered paysite.
Last edited by AndreasM; December 25th, 2006 at 04:57 PM.
Lol, thats quite the reward for someone doing a paintover. Unfortunately, I lack the confidence in color to really earn that. To me, it feels like the characters aren't reflecting the color of the background, with that much red all over, they should be glowing, the skin tones could use more color in general. The male character on the right doesn't feel properly proportioned to me either (his nipples are too low, or his legs too short, can't decide which). I actually really like the thumbnail though, purely from a color and composition sense. Anyway, good to see you posting again. Keep it up, as much as work allows
I tried a quick paintover of part of it, I guess more to educate myself than thinking it could be any use (I'm not great at skintones myself) - hope you don't mind.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...-paintover.jpg The subtle differences I did were more saturation on the shadows and less to the highlights. The skin just looked to me kind of rubbery as it was. I also added some red to the nose and cheeks for the heck of it.
To me too the different people seem to be in different environments. But the sketch looks great, awesome hands!
Thanks for your thoughts, guys. I agree, it's pretty rushed. I started painting in the evening, spending only 10 hours on the damn thing. However, it took me several drawings, only with myself as reference, to get to the final drawing, and in the end, the single thing that shines through the most, is that I started too late.
As for the skintones, I originally wanted to make them cold against a warm background, only to let the kid to reflect the reds and yellows, making him a faint lightsource against his parents' skin. I hate that the ideas don't communicate too well, they looked pretty good behind my eyes.
Anyway, here is some pen doodles and the like. I'll put more LMS scetches up in my previous post.
Nice one man! just joined but i have seen your stuff for a while. Inspirational.
hopefully when I start my sketchbook i can grow as much as you have.
The biggest problem with your td entry is you need to put more time into it to actually communitcate the things you wanted to. It looks unfinished and parts, like the mans face, really need to be worked out. The guys face is distracting in the peice and looks mushy and like it has no definate planes, though it's not distorted enough to look intentional. put a few more hours into and you will come out with an amazing peice.
your doodles are always so interesting to look at.