@shiNIN lol thanks very much. I don't know if that much variety is good or just because I have no attention span. Some more study/character nonsense. Fixed the colours on the naga for finishing at some point as well.
I'm sure variety is good. It's bad if one rushes them or does overcomplicated them without having any idea about the basics. Your variety isn't like that.
The naga has nice colors, I'm curious how it will develop in the future, now almost the whole figure is in shadow...
I like the torso of the last girl, though her left boob is illogically high, I don't see it's because the arm pushes it higher, it's nice round just too high. The thighs are a bit rough and the shadow of the pearls suggest they are flat. The shadow should curve too. I see some minor things I can't put my finger into it - and a not so minor one. The more visible hand. It's just no good and tiny too.
The gesture is basically very graceful but odd because she can't be balanced considering the position of her thighs.
Despite my problems with it, I like this painting much, it would be cool to see it polished more (well, fixed). I like the coldness/sexyness combo, well maybe I wouldn't call the painting sexy, it's more like beautiful, just slightly erotic due to the feminine curves. I could imagine her being an important person talking to folks in an important meeting in another world, her gesture and naked beauty used to give her speech more impact, lust is nowhere to found.
Maybe I think too much Too bad I write almost as much.
Write as much as you want, it's interesting to read. As for the naga she will be getting rim lighting on both her sides of her figure when I've finished the rest of her, so it's understandable that she looks incorrect at the moment.
With the elf woman I doubt I'm going to change much right now. I did realise that the hand was too small too late, but thank you for pointing it out. I will correct the curve on the shadow of the thigh though, I should have seen that as it's very obvious to me now.
The height of the other breast has to with one being pushed up by the side of the left arm, and the right one being held partially down by the right. So they're both misplaced by a small amount, purposefully. Breasts are very malleable things, they very rarely are matching, even at the best of times.
hey dude, nice sketchbook ! on the last one, i find that the general painting is too light ! on your first step, you should try to better block in the main shapes, just puting 2 values, 1 for light and one for shadow, isn't enough ! try to use 2 values for light and 2 for shadow in order to better block in the volume ! keep it up !!
Hey Cas, good to see you back.
Looking good as always, and i really like the sword girl in posts #156/8.
Hello there my dear, I hope that I found you in good health and mood.
You have been working really diligently and the results are showing up
of course. #151, female with the big spiked ears is so adorable, I like
the look on her face, her surprised eyes, not realizing what just happened
to her, woken up from a deep sleep, her hips and lower part hurting a lot,
like someone abused her. Sudden wind refreshes her lower back through
the ventilated cave entrance. Captured the moment and her spirit just as
it needs to be captured. #155 Metal Study is going well, when it comes to
studying metal, your true talent shines. I think that you can do this to
a wood or any other material too. You are becoming something better
and something bigger, you are surely evolving. #156 Lovely characters
has been created in this post, especially the wide stance female, magnificent
job. She is awaiting to be attacked, she is ready for anything, she got that
sexy scared look on her face, good job. #157 Step by step, you are becoming
better with painting ears. I like the idea how you implemented some roasted
ones here also, it will let you understand the meaty part of the ear a bit more.
#158;Fantastic environments, you are conquered these grounds also, and you
pushed the female warrior a bit more. Patience at its highest rate is visible
in your every brushstroke. #160 this is a very good painting in a making.
Her breasts are heavenly designed, they could be just a bit bigger for my taste.
#161; The Orc Female would be a handful for anyone, I bet she got a tight
squeezing ability. I am very happy about you staying so active and bringing
so much creativity to this world lately. Please do share more of your love
and happiness with us.
@Candra H: Thanks, I should really finish her but the leather on her boots is giving me trouble. It just ends up looking like cloth and that bothers me.
@LtPlissken: Thank you very much, man. Your comments are always a joy to read and make me think I should draw more things, and bigger boobs
@kasblue: Thanks, I am trying for progress.
So, moving house in January. It is still a long way off and this current place I am in is super tiny and awkward sometimes. I hope I wont lose my mind until then. More orcs and random things. I think I should draw some stuff just for myself soon.
First I thought that it's a wimp shaman orc, but then when
he took his robe off, I realized his strength and power, his ripped
body motivated me to go lift weights a bit in the dinner room. The
blue background radiates his coolness and composure. Very good job on
this my friend. I like when you are updating, I feel much better.
PS. Big breasts are always welcome in the arsenal.
I was so much looking for this day, when you’ll share your love again. October was such a long time
ago. So many water went through and under the wooden hill-town newly built bridge. I was devastated
emotionally, when I heard that you’ve moved twice in only six months. That is a huge and big pressure
on your mental and most probably physical state. Not even yoga exercises could help you in a good
enough way, to relieve the stress and to kill the bad demons. It’s a true example to all of us, your
strong spirit, and your stoic attitude, your behavior toward the unknown, your endurance toward
the stone hard shower of gloomy fate. I am so happy and euphoric all around, looking at your self
portrait paintings, your true beauty has been revealed to us all, once again, like a fresh rose blossoming
under a wet floating spring cloud. Ace performance, you’ve revealed new ways to shade and to render,
evolution toward the undergoing revolution. Values and shapes coming more clearer and crisper
to your mind, visionary strong influential advancements. I take my hat off, this is truly a big day,
when you returned and poured us all with shiny sprinkling magic, your beautiful art became a
sudden pasted sun on a winter sky. You please do keep on posting and drawing, keep on dazing
the shocked maze, and in the end of course I wish you a happy new year and a merry Christmas time,
many love, happiness, and everlasting joy.
sweet mother of art! improvement explosion in here, plus aloooot of dedication, im trying to dissect your growth by looking but rather i would love if you could answer me directly, what do you feel were the tools that helped you to get better (as in, a good book, or a particular advice, or an epiffany you had one day i dont know it could be anything, im asking just cause im in love with the little intricacies you create with your blending and shapes, by the way your perception of volume is getting really well lately specially with muscles, do you use reference for that or its all from head?
anyways i just would like to know your process better so i can both Take something from your growth and better give you critics in the future (because believe me i will be back ) anyways i thank you in advance if you decide to respond if not whelp at least ill se more of your art
@LtPlissken Ah thanks so much for your comments, they always make me feel better about drawing or not drawing or anything really. Ever lasting joy is kind of like getting a massive IKEA bed and sleeping for 13 hours straight, isn't it? Because that was kind of good.
@lionheartGFX There wasn't really an epiphany of sorts, I still think I'm crap, but it's like everyone who's ever done any drawing and gotten good. It takes years and it takes time and it takes drawing a whole lot. Gogogo.
Speaking of which. Improvement Hell things from tumblr. Days, 2, 3 and 4.
Everlasting joy is indeed like sleeping for a long long time. Having some nice wet hot dreams
all around. I knew that you are good at hand drawings, but I never foreseen that you become
a queen of leg sketches, it’s just so wonderful. Happiness and euphoric feelings gathered
in a same bucket, covered with freshly gathered foamy mushrooms. Keep things oiled up.
you are so right caspia, consistency and mileage are the biggest key in improving, nice practice on legs i would love to see you try crazy foreshortening (since is the only thing i didnt see much of) the crazier it is the more it pushes you to know your stuff! hahaha keep it up!
Hey Cas, good to see you still working hard and posting. Those miles are paying off in spades, and I reckon you know a lot more than me about what you're doing so no singing!
Keep it up!
I have to say, improvement galore going on in this thread. Now I really don't know much about painting although there is one thing I can suggest. That is perhaps the study of expressions, it's a whole new can of worms I believe which maybe valuable in tackling. That as well as perhaps an study in perspective and environments, that would really expand the subject matter you draw and truly bring life to your characters. I hope this advice could be useful somehow so happy sketching!
A lot of hard work going into this sketchbook, keep going. ^_^
@kamikazel33t: Yeah I do need to do some more perspective backrounds and such...but they're so boring uggh and lines uugghghghhg. I should stop being a big baby and do some after I'm done with commissions.
@Capt Surge: Thanks very much.