Threw a couple of thumbnails together this evening at my friends atelier.
He was doing them traditionell and me digital.
Was a lot of fun. You can cleary see how much I struggled with the first ones.
5 minutes each.
My website / blog relaunched.
It's now made under blogspot to keep it simple. I am very happy with the result.
Be sure to check it out: http://lukasesch.tk/
And then also some gestures and a portrait completely from imagination.
Not very happy with the result of the portrait.
Soooo much to learn!
Ramalooke Thanks man. Yeah I definitely need to get my anatomy practices running again. But there's sooo much I want to learn.
Today's portrait from photo reference.
Sadly, it took me way longer than expected, but on the other side I am quite happy with the result.
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Heyheyhey he. he... h... asleep.
Right now it's very late here in Germany - 3:34am!
I had to help my parents out for the whole day and then I went to my friends to watch a movie.
While I drove home I was totally amazed by the sky and how the light reflected everywhere.
So I basically had to paint this quick one (quick, haha... 3hours!) completely from imagination.
It's truly not a masterpiece and I am very sleepy now.
Anyways, need to sleep.
Here's the painting. I hope it doesn't appear to dark on some screens.
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Proud to present you Daenerys Targaryen from Games of Thrones.
Not very happy with the portrait. Took me very loong and there are a lot of outlines looking through.
- PRACTICE HAIR! ._.
Plan for tomorrow is to do a few simplified heads with rendered hair.
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I think Daenerys skin is much too dark in your portrait. She has a very light skin and the background is kind of bright too. So the light on her skin and of the background doesn't really match. Make it lighter and softer. Maybe use even some soft edges, that'll help to get rid of the outlines.
But I have to admit, I see some progress on this page =) You're on your way. Studies are starting to work better and better. Keep it up!
Hey there! Where are those simplified heads with rendered hair?!
Good thing to see you pushing a drawing towards a more rendered, finished look.
Mind i suggest concentrating more on the atmosphere. Think of the part of the day
the action takes place, and try thinking of the edges, whether it is soft or hard,
and try representing this in a way, in a artistic way, in your personal way.
figures on #694 are great you do need to spend a lot of time studying basic forms though, for example the glass of liquid in #694 is very off. keep going at it
hi, your stuff is really great!
give attention to the middle line of the head and look for the great proportions!
i like the colors maybe a little bit to dark
i did e little paint over -
i hope you don't bother!
thanks for uploading
My sketchbooks got merged thanks to BlackSpot!
Due some problems with my old account (Pixelwalker) a few months ago, I created a new one (this one - Nemome) and a new sketchbook. BlackSpot was so nice to merge the two sketchbooks together again, but my accounts still aren't merged (have to wait until an admin has the time to do it).
Sorry if you are / were confused!
Last edited by Lukas Esch; January 31st, 2013 at 03:27 PM.
Tried out the black and white thing Mr.Delicious and Miles_ were doing in their sketchbooks.
I have to admit, it's freaking fun.
good start, nice you got clear objectives that is one of the key things to have in mind, might want to write down what you suck most at and work from there, tho i dont think you suck at all it all comes to practice and learning the theory behind it all, i recommend some constructive anatomy to begin and doing some gestures theres alot of information here and in the internet, work your ass off and i promise you will see results
another thing too, find a pace you are comfortable with and stick to it so you dont get overworked or depressed, and if thats the case thats what we all are here for
lionheartGFX Thanks man. I've done tons of gestures in the past, and they weren't really useful. I try to get some basic anatomy down first and then I'll try gestures again. Perhaps they make more sense / are more useful then.
Anatomy stuff from Hampton and also applying it to some reference photos. Jesus, it's nice to understand what's happening in the reference photo.
Anatomy really makes sense when you finally understand what you're drawing, damn!
Should have done this stuff way earlier! D:
First one is just from Hamptons book and the last drawing is drawn without reference. I basically wrote down my standpoint and where I need to improve most, considering the figure.
Post #4 and #6 are pretty good.
I'm kinda on the same boat as you, so i'll keep an eye on your stuff and make sure i don't get too far behind.
Great start, keep going. ^_^
wanana Sounds good. Keep going mate. I'll try to have an eye on you too.
Capt Surge Thanks man.
Sry, no updates til monday or tuesday morning.
On monday I'll have to write an exam in biology, so there's not much time to draw.
Really need to focus on that one.
Sry guys but I'll be back with 100% on tuesday
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Hey, nice lines. You should probably spend more time learning gesture drawings. Learn the basic proportions and flow of the body then move onto the good stuff (muscles and stuff)
(basically more full body stuff would be nice )
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telohs Thanks man. I'll go back to gesture drawing soon, but in my opinion it's easier to describe the gesture when you know which lines describe which "feature".
Here's the updated as I said. The exam is finally over and went better than expected.
It's from my life drawing class that takes place every monday for 2 hours.
This isn't all of the stuff (to be honest, only the best) but still learned tons. Can't wait for next week.
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Good mixture of studies, don't forget mixing in gesture with your anatomy, proportion is good but keep your character loose. Always spend some time working from imagination every now and then so you can put all your studies to use.
Also. Nyan! You lack a lot of moe in your sketchbook(not to be taken seriously).
Welp guy above me said almost same thing. Oh well, nothing wrong with being spoon fed :3
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Great start it’s good to see you’re attempting to apply your studies as well. Keep going!
Ixallus Thanks dude. I'll try to do 50/50 studies/imagination.
telohs Thanks. I'll try to look up the mannequin again. Sounds interesting and I can't remember what he described there.
SophieW Thanks Sophie! ^.^
Finished up the sketchbook page (looks kind of messy, but that's what sketchbook are made for, lol) and an WIP of an painting I need to paint for school. For now just the rough color scheme, but I think I go with that scheme.
Ohhh, I just came home from "The Hobbit" - Jeesus, this movie was freaking good.
I would have loved to stop the movie sometimes just to paint these awesome landscapes.
They've done such a freaking good job on it.
I need to rewatch it <.< Now!
But enough about pure awesomness aka The Hobbit.
Here's an acrylic speed painting I did today.