awesome drawings! some of your color work show stronger value than others, work on the consistency and you'll be mind-blowing!
hey nice dedication. Maybe you should try to finish an illustration or concept piece. I mean, isn't that the whole point of all this studying? keep on going man.
Sketchbook > http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...13#post3372113
Those hands, arms and figure studies are crazy, keep 'em coming :o
The face studies are good, but try to get the features right! It's very important that facial features are in the exact place. Faces are something we see every day, so even small mistakes are very noticable. Keep it up.
Nur die Harten kommen in den Garten
Nah, German stubbornness, respect you and all germans, are my favorite mans. Now i follow you and and one girl from Germany. Algen.. Jana... Huuuuhh Just keep it dude.
SketchBook - Any crits and tips !
Hope to find friends here
Waiting for you to update is frustrating, gaaaah.
I'm a peacock, you gotta let me fly!
For some reason I really like your armor studies.
SophieW, thank you!
ecki, I got you totally wrong then - sorry! But yeah, I see what you mean...can't get my head around faces.
GrayPersona, thank you, man. It's nice to hear that.
Yemi775, thanks. I hope it will come..I really hope is will.
Philipp Scherer, oh, most definitely, yes. But I'll be back, I promise.
R-K, I guess I'll suck at everything for quite a while. But I'll keep an eye on that, though, I guess most of it is simple practice and memory.
Pedro Ferreira, hands are fun! Best line exercise I can imagine.
Jmob, totally agree. But as soon as I start a piece, I see how many mistakes there are so I dump it and return to the studies. I just feel that I need to become more confident with the basics.
Othrandir, thanks man. Jmob said the same, as did dozen others before...I'm an ignorant ass, haha!
erdbeerfeldheld, thank you for the comment. Yeah, I see what you mean. Faces are something that I really struggle with, there's so many shapes and forms to take care of...but that's just an excuse for me.
Protsenko, "technically" I'm Polish, haha! Don't mention Hannes and Jana here, I don't deserve that, yet. But thanks, Protsenko - that's a huge compliment, glad you like my stuff.
jablar, thanks. I will keep that in mind, that's definitely a point.
dlincoln83, draw, draw draw!
V3T, haha! Especially since I'm absent for soooo long...sorry!
OJseve, if it is for some reason, I guess it's the wrong reason. Thanks, man!
So...stuff happened, last month was pretty bad. I'm angry at myself that I started this sketchbook back in late 2010, but didn't really take all of this serious until early 2012, lost so many time and didn't even spend it usefully. Maybe that's all part of the "Path of Improvement", but damn, that sucks.
I did quite some work, but putting the pencil pages up here would take way too many hours. I can give you the some of the digitals and today's stuff.
But I don't want to give you lame excuses. I need to focus more.
Meh, attachment manager is limited, I'll be right back
Last edited by LastGen; June 11th, 2013 at 05:21 PM.
And this is from today(sorry again for the quality of both: photos and pages):
Face studies, I have no idea what I'm even doing there
Two sketchbook pages. Damn, f'uck me, it's all ugly!
Great stuff man! Nice improvement!
Hey man, I like your work ethic and dedication to studies! As others have mentioned there are some issues with construction in your faces, I think maybe you are thinking of them as that--faces. If you think of them as head studies instead you will focus more on the structure of the entire head within which the features after can be set, instead of face studies which are just the features you are focusing on and not the relationships between them. Really the features are not that important even, the entire head is the main thing you want to get.
Tied in with that is the fact that I think you can vary your studies more. You seem to be repeating the same type of studies over and over, and well, you can only get so much out of that. It is good to try different approaches to drawing them, different subject matters, different focuses within each study (structure vs hue shifts vs edges vs shape design etc etc etc). So in the case of your face/head studies, you always do the same process it looks like (trying to do it like Algen I see). To me it looks like you just do a rough shape of the jaw/head and then using only a quick centerline try to place the features. And this can be good for some things, but vary it up a little. Try doing some construction (and there are many methods of construction to try out), try doing a bunch where you don't put in the features at all. Check out Kevin Chen, I think a lot of his stuff will help you understand things a bit better for both heads and the body:
Tied in with the repeated studies is your reliance on photos...I think photos have lots to offer, but if you aren't doing more stuff from life and from masters (SUPER IMPORTANT) and from your imagination then you are really missing out.
Anyways, keep working hard, I'll be keeping an eye on you from now on
"Complacency is the womb of mediocrity. " -- Jason Manley
"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." -- Bruce Lee
L!nK, thank you.
Andrew Sonea, thank you so much for taking your time to write this comment/critique. Made me think about my approaches.
The stuff from yesterday was basically the same shit as always so I'm not even going to post it here. Didn't manage to do much today, though.
Sketch and construction-based studies
Quick movie studies, focusing on the big image; shapes and colors
Quick face sketch, I ended up being confused with the head direction
And a fast lay-in of colors. The rim-light doesn't make much sense now, I have to figure out what to do with the background.
Big improvements! But you really deserve it, you're a workin machine!
Art.ful, thanks. Unfortunately I'm quite lazy lately, ugh. I'm far from being where I want to be.
Tyn, nothing wrong with that! References depend on what I'm looking for. Most of it is just a quick Google search in different languages. I have a collection of useful resources, which if based on Sam's list. If you're looking for movie screens I used as ref lately, check this out: http://www.cinemasquid.com/blu-ray/movies/screenshots
CA didn't work for me yesterday. Wasted too much time today...gotta get this sorted out, can't go on like this.
Hand drawings. These are basically for line practice and used for warm-up purpose in which they proved to be pretty useful
Figures from ref and imagination. My linework totally sucks in these, gotta do more referenced studies and watch the lineweight.
Head construction studies
Some more linework and coloring on that piece, where I figured that I have to do a skintone study
Unfinished skin study. Maybe I'll finish it tomorrow.
Meh, all this should be yesterday's work...
Dayumn. I wish I had your clean lines. When I draw lately, it looks like I have a seizure on the page, and then sometimes I can trace that wobbly mess and get a decent-looking figure or face or whatever. (Although, secretly, I kinda like it.)
For the darker outlines on your hands, face, and figure studies, are you even laying down construction lines / guidelines? Or are you just taking one pass at the dark lines, and right away they're perfect? That's what it looks like from here, but I'm not sure.
Wicked painting skills too.
diamandis, I try to keep my construction lines as light as possible, but they are certainly there. It's all about line confidence which comes from practice - that's why I do these quick hand drawings.
Let's see if this even works again.
You have come a very long way sir.
karta tajba, there's still a loong way to go and so much to learn.
Quick face study for colors and application which isn't even worth showing. Gotta do some faces from imagination combined with shorter face studies.
Regrabbed this one and fixed some errors. There's so much wrong here, her right leg is the only thing I'm quite pleased with, haha!
Loving your studies and your lines look so damn good. I think the biggest problem with you faces is the structure. It would be a good idea to study some skulls and see what's behind the flesh and skin
Anyway you're kicking ass so keep that up
http://conceptart.org/forums/showthr...oy-called-Papu <-- Sketchbook :=)
http://jpapu.deviantart.com/ <------ DEVIANTART
Papu, yeah, those faces I draw are disproportioned as hell, especially when they are turned into perspective. Gotta keep practicing, gonna do more construction based studies.
Me being a lazy bum again, spending my time reading A Song of Ice and Fire...fuck me, gotta go back my more productive habits.
WIP Still Life
Hatchet studies which are about to be applied.
No pencils again, meh!
A lot of procrastinating lately, which actually pisses me off.
Kind of quick still-life
Character drawings, might colorize the last one.
Your proportions are off in some of your imagination stuff for characters, noticed it throughout the page... but your studies are veeeery nice. Beautiful line quality too!
Good job on doing the face studies! Keep up the good work ^_^
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Those studies are looking awesome man. I like your line work as well. Keep at it!
Somelar, thanks, sure I will.
the-muddy, yeah, I see what you mean - especially when it comes down to torso-legs proportions. Gonna take an approach on that soon.
chevy28360, glad you like my lines. I feel like they can make quite a difference when it comes down to drawing with the pencil.
Spend some time on that sketch I postet some time ago. I eventually wanted to drop it, but I just had to have a take on it. Values are off and the use of the smudge-tool is probably the most awful thing I've seen, haha!