two 20 min. color studies.
For this weeks chow I've come up with three characters. Have time for only one, but have not decide which one yet:
The three unlikely companions. Ready to steal the elf queens diamonds at the great masquerade: There's the brainy gnome who's masterminded it all, the pretty dark elf cat burglar who will do the deed, and the brainless meatbag ogre for when the guards show up.
I tried to do gestures with just linework and to use as few lines as possible. It makes it very hard to focus on proportions, and the results are a little boring and simple.
This way of working kills speed too, but I feel I really need to improve the quality of my lines. They are too wobbely
Your sketchbook just reminded me that I have to do more gestures pluass a lot of color practise Keep up the good work!!
Catukas: Yes everyone should
Thanks for stopping by again.
I'm putting up my final from Creature of the week. Didn't have time to finish it, but added some details at least.
Thanks Danny! I hope to do so.
In that regard: More exercises. First off some more linework. I'm experimenting a little bit with variable line width and quality in Photoshop. But it's still far too wobbely. Getting those lines right the first time is super hard.
I've also decided I need more animal drawing experience. I tried my hand at doing a creature of the week, and saw how advanced the designs of those guys are. I need to step up my game.
As a said on the COW thread, your posts are very interesting. Your approach to painting seems really functional, if i blur my eyes, i can see the final image done. I'm also hoping to master an approach similar to that, but with B&W.
Anyways, keep posting.
I've been working on getting a gestural feel to my images, to keep a feeling of motion.
I think I soon need to practice tightening up my work too though, because I often end up with things that look too sketchy
thanks for stopping by!
Here are some more lineart gestures too.
More gestural drawing. I'm on vacation at the moment so won't have time to do as many of these as I would like. I'll try to squeeze a few in here and there though.
Keeping up the gesture practice.
I feel like I'm not getting anything more out of the simple outline drawings now, so I'm going to go back to doing some construction line drawings. I'm going to search for other types of exercises also.
Just dropping by.
catukas: Nice to see you
Suira: Thanks man! Never had stars before.
Another sketch to keep things going. This is for CHOW#296 Captain of the guard.
good work your concepts a have a nice 'painterly' style to the.
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Crazy work ethic man! studies are looking good.
I like how you treated this weeks Creature challange.
A great concept and a very iconic piece with the flanked gate. If any critique then I feel maybe the background is a bit too noisy right now, some edges are very sharp against very soft edges, in the middle of the same plane creating a very clashing contrast away from the creature. I'm not sure I'm making any sense.
Keep it up!
Thanks, Edward! You are right about the background, you make perfect sense
I should try and fix that if I have time.
Here are todays practice. I'm trying to do some clothed models for a change.