great, nothing to say, keep up improving
your own poses ... hum ... looks good to me , also i like those super hero characters .
very very nice work, it was awesome to see your sketch progress from hatching more to shading in depth more. Your current stuff reminds me of Daniel C really articulate sketches that show allot of value detail more from the absence of pencil strokes. I want my sketches to eventually be that confident and bold. But i wonder did you slowly grow to that style or have you been trying to get there. anyway SUBscribed.
great to see your attending lifedrawing now man, i see what you mean by contours do you know about filling in negative space around the figure instead of drawing the figure at all? could be a good way to break from relying on contours, and helps with observing proportions n stuff too (its in the "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain" book too if you wanna know more)
i wish i have ur will to draw as much ... ur a role model for artists
i love to do everything and learn everything... i hate to be cornered in one place.. i believe u can be anything u want... Your mind is limitless... check out my sketchbook ... u will find a bit of everything
That bust painting is banging! You've got some great working here.
I also really like this one--> http://conceptart.org/forums/attachm...1&d=1298873094
Keep up the awesome!
That cast study is so badass man I just bought one myself.
Check out my sketchbook and comment/crit while you're there =)
that's a very interesting works going on here. keep posting!
@kingkostas: thanks king. i will
@lolbbq: ooo thanks jakeh. hmm i can see what you mean by them looking like storyboarding but they were meant to be sort of narrative. i guess that's where you were getting that vibe. also graphite dust? i have graphite powder same thing i suppose but graphite dust sounds more cool. so i will call it that :3 i have to give it a go as i haven't touched it in quite some time. but i'm also thinking of using brush pens again
@ryanoir: bro, you are awesome. i dig. thx
@towy: thanks towy! yes, the mini setup is helpful. i plan to get at least one more bust or some sort of plaster model but i think i will do more in-depth studies with the one i have for now.
@raminafshari: thanks ramin? haha not sure what u are referring to with 'super hero' characters o.O
@alexson: thanks alexson. i see that you are working hard as well-- esp. the anatomy!
@Jeremy Swan: thanks jeremy! i'm glad you noticed the changes in my work. hmmm i think it's more of Daniel's rendering style that i've been observing a lot and i also try to learn from artists with a similar rendering technique (wes burt or whit brachna).
@fudgeloaf: thanks fudge. i actually looked into that whole filling the negatives around the figure approach and it seems to work for some. i will have to try it a few times on the next session to get a feel for it. but yes, too much contour work for me i think kills my proportions sometimes (not sure?)
@Rain Walker: thanks rain! that means a lot
@hala: thanks hala~ will do!
@BAMeyer: awesome dude! i will be sure to check out your sketchbook for the cast studies! so post them
@reila_: thank you!
sorry i haven't been updating as much these past few days. it was mid-term week (for some classes) and spring break is already here! though some of my classes' mid terms have to be done over break-- so it's pretty lame. i did attend the life drawing session yesterday but it was cut short since i had to get home to study BUT also this new model we had couldn't do too many poses this time around :U
-warming up gestures w/ bigger sketch pad
-more warm up gestures
-the last pose, a 10 minute one which the model had to cut short (moleskine)
-some knight thingy
anyway, now that it's spring break. i will try to catch up with some personal works and more studies :] but it is 12AM where i am at the moment so this is goodnight!
i really like your stuff
great pencils recently, and that bust still-life study looks great. No crits from me, and you are producing so many posts, like myself, that I feel its almost pointless to crit because by tomorrow you'll probably have learnt it better than myself! haha keep up the good work anyway, and I'll stop by soon to see the new posts.
Oh and almost on 1000 posts in this sb, definitely a sign of hard work! Brilliant
Nice gesture studies. Love the economy of lines.
I really do enjoy your pencil sketches. The way you rendering things goes well with your style, especially those distorted faces. Maybe you can experiment with rendering different textures in pencils because I've noticed that your rendering tends to have this round bulbous effect. Really nice mark-making though. So jealous.
ah fat people, i too recently have show interest in them. I don't know how they help with anatomy but hey their fun to draw. Love the knight, superb rendering again.
@MattGamer: cubby... or chubby ?? thanks matt!
@ThomasM: thanks tom! 1k posts? ALMOST!!!
@orochigenocide: thanks orochi~ i notice now what you mean by the 'bulbous' effect from my rendering and i almost emulate that with every texture on my drawings i should try to emulate the appropriate textures as you suggested.
@Jeremy Swan: thanks jeremY! hehe i find it easier to draw people who are more 'heavy set' as they provide more volume and i think may be easier to execute when it comes to life drawing. well-- that's my opinion anyway haha
@jramauri: haha thanks jramauri-- that made me laugh :3
@alexson: thanks alex!!
@Silwynar: ty sil! and i'm very happy to hear your sickness has been lifted :3 time to draw more!
@Just Call Me Bruce!: haha thanks bruce! uhh.. he has x-ray vision yes? lol
tried another alla prima study from another photo~ i think i need to work on my brush strokes and defining form better when it comes to these oil studies-- yes or yes? i think.. yes! despite it being a photo study-- i did learn more about flesh tones :3
-pencil sketch to Raw Umber lines
-blocked in some of the backdrop
-starting to knock in general colors
on a side note-- i hate when CA goes down when trying to update-- this was the third try for me to update!!
errr.. what? those oils are sick. Great stuff - you are putting my own to shame! Are these painted on canvas yes? Mine are currently on board (its cheaper for me) but I'm finding it quite "slippery" as the surface doesn't really absorb any paint. Perhaps you have some experience painting on board?
Im sure you are aware of his work, but one of my favourite artists for figure painting is Anders Zorn. He is really famous for his al fresco nudes which you may want to check out.
Anyway, good luck with more of these, I'm going to do some more!
I definitely wrote you out a long comment a few hours ago, but it seems to have disappeared since I wrote it. Anyway, seriously great oil paint there - you are putting mine to shame! I really need to start doing paints on canvas rather than board, perhaps tomorrow I'll give that a go.
No crits from me, you are using lovely subtle colours. I don't know if you've read James Gurney's book "colour and light" but there is some great info on painting in there if you have the time to take a look
EDIT: it looks like my earlier comment has returned somehow, but I'll leave this one anyway!
Last edited by ThomasM; March 15th, 2011 at 04:07 AM.