Great perspective, Nicky Cool action!
yogeshj25 - haha thanks alot man! glad you like my stuff!
heartcore - thanks man!!
Mr. Corlan - haha love the insulting side view! no, seriously, it does make sense, and i do have a horrible tendency to only draw flat faces from the front view. its laziness. no way to talk my way around it. i just need to do more studies from photos or life more often. in fact thats what i plan on doing tonight. like i said in your sketchbook, i really appreciate you taking the time to re work this, and pose for my piece haha, i thank you kindly! i re did a sketch for this, but feel like i lost alot of the energy that yours had, in my own interpretation. not sure how i feel about it now. i guess ill just sleep on it. but thanks alot man for taking the time!
Cold - haha ahhh if only the human figure was that simple... cylinders i can do, i think.. its the overlying musculature that can throw me off!
AlexTooth - thanks bro! good to see you drop by here!
ok, nother new update. not sure if im feeling it anymore. if i get anymore paintovers ill never finish this damn thing! haha nah im only jokin!
I think you should do it all over again, start with the gesture, a very abstract contour-less gesture, build form on top of it, simple forms that is, then make sure the directions in space are correct, and then build the more organic complex forms on top of that. And as you go over all this, don't let the gesture be lost in the process, in fact each step must do nothing but reinforce the gesture. Each step is just another word in a paragraph that you're trying to explain to someone else. Cheers
All those horses (as well as the other gestures) I posted in my thread were from http://lovecastle.org/draw/. Kickass gesture drawing tool with real photos. Here's another one, with only human models. So much better than that posemaniacs crap.
Awesome Hind btw. Made me want to draw some choppers too.
"You might be disappointed if you fail, but you will be doomed if you don't try"
Don't get upset so fast. You got some good advice on that Monkey King piece. Keep working on that.
As far as the new pose is concerned, it isn't necessarily as bad as you think it is. Just little tweaks here and there can actually make it look much better. I just nudged it around a little with the free transform tool.
I hope you don't mind.
i would try to 1 clean the drawing a bit, remember that the eye captivates the line that ends the shape not the one that is right you might have lets say a good like drawn for a leg but if you have another one outside of that one it will become the one that ends the drawing shape or 2 try and think in flat shapes do the pose as a flat shape to avoid confusion at first.
Keep at it you will get there
andres333 - thanks for the advice man. that actually sounds alot like something my old figure drawing teacher would say. he studied from Frank Reilly, so he was very much rooted in that sweeping gestural drawing style. each line had to serve a purpose, and at the same time flow into a similar pattern of the initial gesture. he confused the shit out of me. haha, but years later i think i finally began to understand what he meant.
RBeek - i totally agree. but, even stylised characters must be able to hold up in their anatomical structure. this is something i always struggle with. so yea. i guess its back to the study board for me.
ismo - AWESOME! holy crap thanks man! ive used the second one, but that first link is the shit!! thanks man! and yea dude, choppers are awesome. hind is probably my favorite.
Vritra - yea, im not upset. i actually really appreciate all the input. im just not going to understand all of the advice before this challenge is due. which is in 4 days... thanks for the paintover. that actually did help me see my own mistakes in interpreting mr corlans ideas. i appreciate it alot!!
m0uS3r - no, i know. i wasnt planning on really painting over this line sketch, i would have definately cleaned it up and refined it before adding any paints. but sometimes i like to leave the sketch more scribbly, just incase one of the lines begins to stand out in my eyes more. or it gives me a better idea for the pose, before i erase it all out. not sure if that makes any sense.
ok. i am taking a break from the monkey king final painting, until i absorb all of the useful feedback, and my brain can pick and choose what makes sense to me. i think this is the most advice ive ever gotten on one piece from so many different talented individuals, so its alot to take in for my measley noggin haha. soooo, tonight i was watching Sam Carr (SamC) paint on his livestream channel, and decided to take a page from his book and try my hand at a bust. still the monkey king, but i realised that i almost never draw heads in any positions other than face front, so i felt it was time for one of these. still a wip.
I REALLY need to work on enviros myself. I like what you've got going there...to my eye it all looks in proportion/perspective.
Digging the character from #1603 too!
Ciao fer now
very pespective on that last on
Ahhh, sorry man. I think I just messed you up with my crit. I think it would be more expedient to keep reworking your original rather than starting again. You really just need to fix the angle of that back leg and rework the arms and head a bit. You could probably find some images of surfers for pose reference.
That dam landscape is actually pretty cool. Keep it up!
Makes 2 of us with the enviro practice, working from pictures (or plein air if you're lucky) really helps you understand how scale and colour creates the impression of an environment - working from the imagination seems to always get the 'cardboard box with some props thrown in' kinda look - difficult stuff!
My dear boy that is very nicely composed enviro, you've managed to make something that could have been very boring really quite interesting to look out.
I'm loving this Monkey King stuff as well, that last bust was great, awesome to see you pushing yourself. Little more colour variation perhaps. Can't wait to see the final image completed.
AlexTooth - thanks bro!! i think thats the first enviro i actually had fun doing. haha
Jephyr X - thanks man!!
TomDeVis - yea it was! ha, but im just leaving it a sketch, it was just for the DSG.
witek - if only. haha thanks man!!
kidult - thank you!
f1x - thanks haha, yea not just that one, pretty much everything i draw/paint is a serious struggle in one way or another.
Mr. Corlan - yea, i think your right. im getting really sick of looking at this thing too, so ill just go with the last more fleshed out one i had earlier. surfers! great idea man! thanks for stopping by again!
monstertree - yea, working from life is always much more of a learning experience, i wished i lived in a cool enviro-friendly area, rather than a city ghetto ha. not too many areas condusive to plein air painting, those damn crack heads you know.
danlambert - thanks again buddy! always good to see you dropping by!
ok, heres a rough sketch for the chow topic. doubt ill have time to finish, but the topic is way cool.
great stuff man \o/
"What is a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing." Oscar Wilde
I like your last enviro. Everything's looking good man!
Eightball_ - thanks brotha! glad ya liked it!
quick sketch for the DSG. it was for something that looked nasty, but upon a closer look was two things, like a parasite.
so i did a bum. aaaand hes got a mutant octopus telling him what to do. i was thinking of Coro's comic when i drew it.
omg I love the hobo concept! nice robot design too, but imo needs something to make it memorable. maybe some kind of focus point or shape
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Your work pace is just relentless!
How do you manage to do so much quality
paintings in such a short period of time?
The environment painting with the dam
is my current favorite from you.