just did an eyeball value study...
just did an eyeball value study...
Last edited by badass; November 30th, 2009 at 04:51 PM.
so i skipped all obligations and made tonight a draw session. those two b/w studies got me pumped about a self portrait. heres my attempt, both black and white and then with an added color layer. this took over an hour but i lost track of time it was so fun. though it looks more like a cartoon/box face man than me.
edit: Used a photo ref.
Last edited by badass; December 4th, 2009 at 11:59 PM.
so here are some more studies. any advice would be awesome
You've done some improving with your drawing and painting skills but you really ought to pace yourself better with what you are drawing/painting. Right now you seem to be working too fast. Just slow it down a bit and really think about how you're going to build up your drawing. Work really light in the beginning but work with focus. Look very carefully at what you studying and take your time to really understand the essence of whatever it is that you are drawing. Also, try focusing more on the basics like capturing the proportions and forms correctly before adding detail, i.e. rendering. I tend to want to go to the rendering stage in a hurry without paying proper artistic respect for the foundations of your drawing. And when you do render try sticking to basic black, white & gray values first before moving onto colours. Your transfer to colouring your work will be a much smoother execution!
Rock on brutha man
thanks for stopping by again Peetaer!
here is a self portrait i jsut did. used a mirror, took aprox 2 hrs. looks like a jet lee version of myself. i cant wait till i make a portrait that actually resembles me and not just some anonymous human
hey man i noticed on your ports that underneath the top lid you need to make it look like its receding. usually under the top lid its karder to give the illusion of shadow. but ur still is solid man. keep pushing
thanks joce. this one actually looks like me. and i used your advice from yesterdays. good observation.
i think ill call this one "the tomato."
Last edited by badass; December 5th, 2009 at 10:25 PM.
well, I for one am glad you're back.
then again I haven't exactly been queen of rregular updates myself.
it looks lke you've progressed quite a bit since your leave.
I really like the studies, esp the portraits. and they seem quite accurate, while still you have simplified them to bring out the expression more. I can't really nitpick more without the original picture, but I like m as they are anyway.
thanks for stopping by ashess! the first portrait is only one i use d a photo ref for. i dont know where that photo is but here is a photo of me. this was last summer and gives you an idea of what i look like. i think this was taken in rome or somewhere awesome in europe. anyway, i also just did a new one. 1hr 20 minutes.
Last edited by badass; December 6th, 2009 at 04:09 PM.
here are the scans of a sketchbook i bought 2 weeks ago. some life drawings and studies for the msot part.
the attachment manager is getting all screwy when i have too many images in it so i am going to need to space them out a bit
and some more. color life drawings= 5 minutes for the most part. 2 of them are 10
so the two in color are the two 10s. all the previous were 5s. oh and the reason the color stuff is like half colored in in the background in black is because my pencil broke. ill probably just leave them half done...
and the last of them.... for now.
Hey bro! I see that you're working hard! Nothing can beat that.
Now most of your figures need some Loomis, by that I mean that you know the little folds well, but the overall shape seems lacking. construction is key. (notice the bold there? )
I Don't think you do that, but my big misconception about Loomis studies was that they're just for beginners. Now let me tell ya that even Rapoza does Loomis studies so you can never do them enough.
Get a dose of Loomis, it will change your life.
thanks for the input Vatsel! ill see if i can find some loomis at the library tomorrow. otherwise ill just print some online pages. thanks again for the suggestion!
Jamesy: thanks. see you around
heres a spearman guy. messing around with a "pallet knife" brush
Hey Snow Lion! You've definitely been improving, but I agree with the comment up there about Loomis. Get in on the Loomis! It helps so much it's astonishing. Best thing is to just take your time and copy everything as accurately as possible, even if it feels like you are going ridiculously slow. This will get stuff stuck in your brain... also after you have done a page of studies, try opening a blank page and doing those studies out of your brain, exactly as they appeared on the page before. This will teach you a lot, because you will begin committing information to memory.
Otherwise, keep it up! Our SSG kind of fell apart in many ways, but ashess and bapsi still post around in each other's SBs, and I try to get there from time to time as well, but I don't regularly update my sb either, I do it around every week or so... so I tend to dump a bunch of drawings. And I post when I get the chance on fellow SSG members work. So just jump in with us and we'll work together. If you're really serious about this SSG though, then you might want to find another group that is doing daily updates. All of us are too busy to be hitting daily updates, although we never stop drawing!
cdejong: thanks for the input. i checked out some loomis from the library today and will do some studies tonight.
heres another SP. 50 minutes, tried a small brush this time
onion. i tried a lemon but i wont even post that... it took somewhere around 45 minutes to create a mushy "textured" turd. at least the onion is kind of identifiable. i need to get so much better immediately! BAAAGH.
You must have checked out the lone Loomis book from the library, lol. I think the only one I saw there was the one on heads and hands. There's probably more, but the library is so disorganized and I'm always finding something new in random aisles that shouldn't even be there, haha. I don't know if you know already, but you can get all of Loomis's books online for free if you google search it.
As for that onion, the shadows would definitely get a bit softer around the edges as it gets further away from the onion. I'm not entirely sure what the lighting situation was, but I would say there's too much black and white being used. Values is a tough thing to master, but keep at it. I still suck at values, lol.
Jamesy: yeah every time i checked that was the only loomis they had but yesterday they randomly had 3 books. i did a couple studies last night and ill post them later (have to go in to work on that 3d project at school... but probably will just end up scanning some drawings and browsing CA). ill look for the free online versions though... that would be helpful since im always getting late fees for library books.
oh and thanks for the onion crit! good observation. i need to improve my value abilities a lot. and fast. ill try to do another value study tonight.
heres another sp. 1hr 20.
Last edited by badass; December 9th, 2009 at 08:11 PM.
so i only had time to do a couple studies, but I took your advice and tried to keep them as accurate as possible. even so, i really need to work on my ability to copy something exactly as is. I find myself wanting to add little scribbly lines all over the place. my hands just love to move around.
anyway, ill post more of these soon, but in the meantime how can i improve my practice?
bananas and todays dsg
Last edited by badass; December 9th, 2009 at 05:17 AM.
Hello. And welcome back to the SG
Those pencils in post 54 are looking really good. For the painting in post 48 I think you should be more careful with your values as well. When you make the indentions in the skin that dark they look really deep while they should really just be visible on the surface.
thanks for the crit and help tobbA. here are more studies and some hands.
Jeez you are drawing a lot. Keep going keep going! Remember to take your time though, quality over quantity, always! That's the motto. Make every drawing like it's your last drawing and it needs to be the best thing you've ever done. Otherwise, keep it up!
thanks for the advice. i think peetar has mentioned this to me in the past... something i need to work on (trying to get every drawing to be more perfect, then move on). im always just pumping stuff out really fast because im already super hyper and then i drink some coffee and my hands are just uncontrollable. well, partially haha
this was 1hr 10 min.