Teapo- I know man haha there were 2 more pages but still not good enough! will do more today promise!
I forgot to update my SB with the stuff i've been posting around before I go to uni
Hey man, nice work in here. Your rendering is coming along nicely! Love the creativity as well.
Make sure you're slamming the anatomy and life drawing harrrrrdd! Make sure to always be analyzing what you're learning, it'll really pay off vs. simply copying.
Anyhoo, just a few thoughts. Keep going and you'll definitely succeed man.
Eekolite- Thanks man, lifedrawing started today and I just watched an anatomy class thingy how to blend figures and anatomy so theres more studies coming this way cheers!
Fetsch- Hey thanks for stopping by fetsch, dont worry lots of value screen caps will be done!
Teapo- tar for the crit mate, deffo need more work on my faces so they dont look like they've just been pummeled
Vatsel- Thanks Vastel! will try my best with the features
Think my uni work is safe now so here some studies.
Things i've taken into account, FACES its apparent that i suck at them so gonna spend so much time on Loomis and Hogarth's head studies and apply them to the Screen Cap Book.
Lifedrawing started again today too.
Cheers for lookin! crits are always welcome.
Hey fudgeloaf! You reminded me I haven't checked here in a while.
And wwooowww you've improved so much I think the movie stills and the horsemen really show that.
It just proves how handy those studies are, so keep them up and keep having fun with it
Nice sketchbook, looks like you have come a long way. I need to step up my game and draw more from life lol. keep it up!
http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho....php?t=205858" <--- My Sketchbook
Hey great studies fugdeloaf, and keep pushing with the screep caps with us!
I think your structure is getting better by looking at those figuredrawings.
You seem to hurry the skulls though. Do you use reference for them? They looks like they are done completely from your mind. That's an issue because you're kinda doing studies from your mind or something, that's bad because you can't learn from imagination since your imagination is built on things you know about the real world. So when you do these skull studies, have a few images of skulls open while you do them.
I think people confuse others when they tell new artists "do the studies and then do a bunch from your head". That's a bit misleading.. Do the studies, and then check yourself by doing some from your head. Just to see how much you know and don't know so you know what to tackle next time.
In the beginning it's very important to have reference by your side while your working because you don't have that library of things in your head. After studying a insane load of skulls and after drawing them a whole bunch of times, you won't need reference too much, but in the beginning you do need them.
Personally, I like to check back into my anatomy books at times while I do my own work and (especially) client work. I don't think it's a bad thing to use reference, it's not cheating.. I don't really get it when people say it is. That is to me like.. Driving really fast around a race track and it might cause you to crash and really hurt yourself, while you could just drive slower and make it safely and slowly starting to drive faster cause you get better at driving the car.
I ramble a lot I'm sorry. I'm sure you get my point.
Just focus really hard on the structure part and don't go "ah that's good enough.. it'll do." Do your very best and really try to nail the study subject because there's no point in rushing it through and not learn correctly.
Sulphur- Heey, Thanks Sulphur glad your back around
Teapo- Cheers Teapo! And dont worry im sticking with these heads for quite a while
Wicked-eye- Thanks man, drawing from life is a huge help but so are studies! atleast then you can apply them to life.. cant really do the other way round haha
Alexson- Haha i'm humbled sir!
Snatti- Thanks snatti, im back now! no more deadlines for a while so lots of screenies to do
Loathsome- Hey man thanks for the awesome advice, definitely took what you suggested, lots more reffed studies and only 1/5 from imagination just to see what to work on, takes a while longer but helps me with my "it will do" thoughts. cheers!
Cheers for the comments and advice everyone
So Dissertation deadline tomorrow and i finished early so continued with the heads, and a quick 1 hour SP and todays screen cap, New brushes seems to inspire me more, but don't necessarily make me better.
Getting used to the placement of features, now to actually study the individual things I think.
Cheers will post abit more frequently now too
Good studies and workethic man. When drawing heads I suggest you spend bit more time building the construction and checking proportions. That will pay off in the end.
Just keep hammering down these fundamentals. I know I should too, haha.
"You might be disappointed if you fail, but you will be doomed if you don't try"
BWAHAAHAHAHAHA~ i freaking lol'd @ this screen study xD. what movie is that? but in all seriousness-- you're very persistent with your studies and sticking with improving your head structure as well. props to you my friend :3 you are definitely heading in the right direction. i can tell already you're getting your values down quickly with all these screen studies
Hi, Fudge I come with a visit. I see you're full throttle with your faces. They're quite nice, man.
http://sarmati.deviantart.com/ - DA
http://www.livestream.com/sarmati - livestream
http://conceptart.org/forums/showthr...72#post2926372 - sketchbook
Today progress with the superhero guy.
Bio- So the guy used to be a hotshot in the industry a typical good looking selfish rich man that cared about his looks more than other people, he then gets cursed after not helping out an old lady and dies.. kinda, instead he just decays and he has until the time he's mush to make the world a better place. the whole hand on the wire thing is him stitching himself back together whenever bits of him fall off (through fights etc), he uses piano wire so that it doubles as a weapon and doesnt really feel pain because of the whole dying thing.
Sorry to bore you with a bio for him but, thoughts on the guy would help me get my concept straightened out me thinks, i've also done some more ideas and thumbs but they look like ass so just this today.
Cheers Loathsome and thanks for the double post too hehe, i should definately do more portraits of dudes with weird eyeballs they get so much attention!
So the superhero thing has ended and voting starts in a couple of hours, its pretty huge so doubt i'll get anywhere with my crappy idea but top 50 get a set of markers so if anyone feels like being awesome you can support me on the link below
http://www.talenthouse.com/creativei...af324dd3cd/154 and click the support button tar!
Uni work is a priority for me at the minute i suck at rendering so gonna try and develop and fully finish one of the 8 guys below for a character.
Did some face studies today after finding out lifedrawing is tomorrow DUH!
Tried to take my time with em about 4 hours in total but still need a lot of work
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I really like the shapes in the one of her stood from behind with her legs crossed. It's really good! Also your alien guy is awesome I like his leg armour but his chest one looks like it's working against his body. Maybe something that follows the shapes of his torso more?
Wow, great life drawings mate! also its brilliant to see that sudden leap of improvement in the placement of features in those movie screen shots, keep it up!
Also, I hope you're thankful that you get my first post on these forums!
"I pity the poor shades that are confined to the Elusion prison that is sanity."-Amadeus Arkham
I freaking love that nasty thing in your avatar. It's so creepy... like one of those kids with harlequin icthyosis.
"I've had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn't it" - Groucho Marx
really love your dedication fudge :3 definitely getting somewhere with these studies~ i particularly think this is your strongest value study in the last few batches ~ you've paid attention to the edges and value shifts! keep it up ! and superhero is looking rad
Mincx- Thankya yeah i found out pretty poo at coming up with logical armour at the minute gotta stuudy!
AkerOner-Hey welcome to CA and thanks! I feel honoured to take your post virginity hehe
HackTardist- Cheers! i did use some of that weird disease as inspiration for my last uni thing (which is where the creepy thing is from) as well as tumours and all sorts of nasty stuff! Glad to see it shows hehe
Teapo-Thanks teapo just trying to keep up with you
Sorry if the images stretch everything on the page my internet is so dippy at the minute im not risking having to upload 21 pages more than once!
Todays Lifedrawing and tried to do some traditional stuff from my head, its all one character just armour ideas and variations, it would help me quite abit to hear your thoughts on them so far as they are all just thumbs and ideas for a final guy next week.
The character has to have some way of venting or spraying out icy air in order to freeze his surroundings hence all the holes and vents everywhere, he's also unable to survive in places that arent cold so theres gonna be plenty of gas masks and breathing apparatus around him.
Cheers for looking more characters by the end of the week!