your candle and plate or on a different perspective plane do a study of a jar or something.. something round preferable filled and give it mass and depth, a plate is well.. flat and i suppose a little more difficult to give it depth then a jar/can
@Lav: thanks Lav! long time no see :3
@MattGamer: yeeeaaahhh booyyy~ lol thx matt!
@GoGoJojo: hahaha thanks betsy and no i wasn't playing with matches.. i swear xD they were already on the plate (^-^")
@Krato: thanks for the suggestion krato~ yeah the plate was rather hard to do, I'll try a jar for the next one :3
so.. i continued on the cornwell study, it's not looking too good and random photshop sketch trying to render it with king's advice
Hey! Great sb you have here, and a lot of improvement - so motivating!
Your pencils are great! It's cool to see you working hard at digital painting, and it shows. (Now if only I could launch into it like you have...) Can't wait to see what you do next!
@Linguini: Thanks for dropping by Linguini :3 your name makes me hungry now.. get crackin' on the digital work my friend! (^-^d)
crappy update as always really inspired by The Warriors and also Wesley Burt's work ;3... here are sketches from imagination, and loomis head studies. I always notice when I do technical studies, I don't seem to do as well as I want to. facial planes are hard...
Hey there! Nice stuff you got in here... Planes are pretty hard, that's true, but once you got it it becomes pretty easy. It makes rendering a lot easier. I noticed that practicing the loomis planes in combination with photostudies (with photos that have a nice shadow/light contrast) works pretty well.
Keep it up
yepyep do more anatomy studies.Understand the planes and keep in mind the proportions.
I think you improved some part of your rendering but your anatomy stills needs some work to aid you later on the values.Because when you will know the planes etc everything will be easier(you will be able to know where and how to put the right values.
Keep up , you are doing great!!!
@AvisNocturna: thank you Avis~ I'll have to try implementing the plane study with photographs, that sounds much better
@kingkostas: thank you very much king~ anatomy anatomy anatomy!
photostudy from wanimal's sketchbook again ! i'm loving his photos (^-^) I think I'm getting better with colors.. slowly... just need to implement it in my own works... which is hard xD
teapo i love the persistance. updates are looking good as always. i think your anatomy is improving. also, really love the most recent photo studies. your painting continues to impress me. working with color really seems to be where you shine. keep it up!
Hey teapo! Work is looking goood.
I saw the photo your'e working from for this study and it is a little dull - it has very little highlights in it, but it has a good balance with the darks. Something which is noticeable in your quite a few of your paintings. People always say using black is bad, but its not! You just have to be very responsible with it. Think about using just little areas of very dark/saturated areas, to make the whole thing pop out, high contrast draws the focus! Swapping to greyscale helps too, just to make sure you have a decent range from dark to light. Obviously though, pure black or white aren't essentially.
Hope you get something from what I mean. Its just a little something to think about!
to add to the others words also i think the study needs more work as a whole.I mean that in wanimals photo there are some highlights(even if there are not a lot) that balance the whole image.Also the depth of field and such, that is needed in order to explain the softness of some parts.If you keep up working it you will definitely learn something extra, if not keep up with whatever
Keep up the good work
@Krato: roger that Krato! Thanks
@ArtConsultant: Thanks buddy!
@PermaN00b: thanks man, I gotta work even harder though!
@PHATandy: thanks for the advice andy! actually that is quite a useful post, so thank you. Yeah now that I look back at it the colors are somewhat dull
@kingkostas: gaaahhh! beat me to my update king! right after i posted you had a reply~ here's an edit. lol. yeah i'm comparing wanimal's photo right now to mine and i see what you mean. i'll keep it in mind for the next photostudy.. or i can go back to it sometime today thanks buddy!
okay just something i rarely do which i need to start getting the habit of doing.. thumbnails! also did a quick doodle meant for a test... i don't know why it's like this but i think the image should speak for itself.. well i guess i should explain the problem, the screenshot on the right is what i see on my monitor and when i save the image for web the values tend to lighten up (image on the left)..
Hey thumbnails are a great idea. I've definitely got to use that more.
I think your b/w pieces from imagination are kinda mushy because the value relationships are unclear. Perhaps limiting yourself to two or three values for each object? I.e. one value set for skin, another for clothing, etc. That'll help in solidifying the light source in the painting because you're limited to a light, a dark, and a really light/dark.
@Vatsel: hey vatsel~ thanks buddy! hopefully i can update multiple times a day now that school is almost over... just 2 more exams left!
@Janos: thanks Janos! Hehe I'm also scared to do thumbnails as well because I'm always afraid they have to look nice, but as long as they're readable it should be fine
@YihyoungLi: Thanks yihyoung! Yeah you're right, I need to try to simplify my value ranges a lot more. xD
@MattGamer: will do matt! thanks :3
Ok sorry for no update yesterday, had to study for an art history exam xD so here's another small update! Deciding which pose seems more natural on the 2nd image. xD *sigh* i need to actually finish my works... i really want to!
Good stuff man, liking the thumbnails. Keep working hard!
@GoGoJojo: haha, did the model wear a paperbag as well? xD jkjk. thanks betsy!
@Phade01: thank you Phade01, i'll try to work as hard as you!
So... I was trying to do something "serious" with the elf dude from the previous post, but instead I came up with some rather silly. xD
edit: by the way, did anyone see Iron Man 2 yesterday? 'twas awesome. Went with a couple of friends, also, did you stay after the credits?
Nice work. Love the bow/arrow pose! Imagination? it's pretty awesommeee
Hey teapo, I think that your sketching skills are looking good. Colors tho, thats another beast to tackle, a tough one too. Right now really study how color works, how each color is related to each other. Quick question have you worked with traditional medium before for painting? I think for me it wasn't till after I took an oil painting course over at a community college, I was finally able to start see colors differently. I hope to see you do your sketches some justice soon with awesome colors!
nice mate, i like the thumbnail conceptualizing.For perspective and such just start doing some thumbnails with simple objects on perspective.Set your grid and place some solid objects.When you will do this very good then you will have to transform that box into an item you like to put in perspective,a tree or something keeping it inside the boundaries or something.
Thing simple, and keep going
Wow,awesome progress since I last visited!
You've got to work on the rendering(you're still a lot better than me),but as I said,you've improved a lot!
Keep it up!
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@mairuku: thank you very much mairuku
@monstertree: yeah you're right monster! i'll keep going. thank you!
@Knarf: thank you very much frank~ to be honest, the only traditional contact i've had with painting is watercolour... waaaay back when i was just a wee little child haha xD. But yes, I actually signed up for a painting class for next fall semester and I hope to learn a lot from it. Right now color is killing me! I shall stick with the photo resources for now. Thanks again buddy!
@kingkostas: looks like i'll have to try that out king! thanks~ ^-^
@DSmith: thank you DSmith! I agree with you wholly about improving my rendering. Must practice moar!! You're on a roll yourself. Don't stop!
Sorry for my absence the past 3 days. I actually played video games for the first time in a while.. well in a sense that I start slacking in something. xD Ok I need to get back in the swing of things!
@ThomasM: Thank you Thomas! Glad you like the pencil work. Let's keep it up!
Trying to render out the sketch from the previous post. Here is a photobucket host for now due to CA's database errors at the moment xD. I'll re-upload the image onto CA after it's been fixed keke.