Keep refining that humor, the ducks are fantastic.
Best of luck
Keep refining that humor, the ducks are fantastic.
Best of luck
diggin the brush work
keep it up and have a good one
sketchbook updated October 6th
Great work in this thread, dude. You're achieving some nice handling. One thing I do see, however, is a muddling of values- lights in the dark and darks in the light.
I say continue with your current approach, because its working well and will become more sophisticated as you go, but bear in mind the very important principle that, unless there is a very good reason, your lights and darks should be kept very obviously separate. No value in the dark side of the form should be as light or lighter than a value in the light side of the same form (barring circumstances, of course, such as two light sources coming from opposite angles). In reality, it is impossible for the reflected light in the shadow to be as light or lighter than the side receiving the main light.
Good form and good illusion is based off of clear and obvious structure, and this is done by understanding the form itself, and then understanding clearly how light plays across it. If you think about this while you're working, I think it'll give your work the extra punch of realism it warrants.
Cool stuff, keep up the good work!
i started with a lot of criticisms but they slowly wittled away, by the end of page two i was going to say that your digital stuff lacks the charm and quality of your oils. but then page 3 comes along and that study is probably my favourite piece so far. so im just gunna shut up nice thread.
drd: Thank you very much for the critique, I will definitely keep that in mind when I work. I appreciate it so much when I get a suggestion that will address a problem that has been completely unaware to me, except that the work isn't where I would like it to be. Thank you
dog-faced: Thanks for enjoying my thread. I have so much to learn.
My teacher told me my work needed to be a little more "edgy".
These are still a work in progress. I haven't finished the first pass on all of the figures but this is what I have so far. The images are huge, 20x50 inches and I will post higher res ones once I have completed the project. I plan to unify them with a background and a similar light source... just have to get around to it.
Crits always welcome.
This is what I've been working on a lot as of recently. I will probably go back into it, but I need a break from it. My eyes aren't fresh at the moment when viewing it. I'm going to print it on rabbit skin glue and, may go back into it with oil paint.
Nice! I had to google rabbit skin glue to make sure it was real. Also love Ed G. so much man, he needs to be animated.
Sorry for the lack of updates, I've been rather busy making work! I was very fortunate to get hired at a small game studio making mobile apps, so I haven't been able to post most of the work I've been creating. One game is currently out on the Itunes store titled MASH Heart (it's a word game for young girls). A There is a beta version of the game on facebook at http://apps.facebook.com/mashthegame/.
A new game will be out shortly that will be much more enjoyable to play for everyone.
I also spent a large amount of time applying for a graduate program which I have received several offers thus far
In addition I finished an animation for a student based video game called Cosmo Ape. https://vimeo.com/37711989
So much more has been done since the last post, but I will post that later and create some new work. Critiques are more than welcome, because I have a lot to learn
loved the updates there are loads of good gestures and expressions in there so you can have a free "great job mate!", but I have to say the homicidal cat with the gun is my fave! its brilliant and puts me in mind of one of my own cats who seems to be hell bent on depopulating the surrounding area of birds and rodents LOL, same expression oddly enough!
all the best mate and thanks for posting
A great kind hearted lumbering bullock
http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=209918 = my Sketchbook
I've decided to rarely post on concept art because of the inconvenience of actually posting work... it takes too much time. Instead I am posting fairly consistently at http://aaronpickensart.blogspot.com on the work I will be creating during graduate school. Comments / critiques are always more than welcome. Thanks!
This is some of the work I have been up to lately, it is not in chronological order however.
I'm trying to get better at art! Just recently got a hold of Richard Schmid's book, "Alla Prima Everything I know About Painting," and I feel that is has been very helpful. However, I just received on Wednesday so it will take a long time for me to apply the knowledge and comprehend it. I' am trying to work from life as much as possible since that was not emphasized in my undergrad. What I have come to the realization is that I need to understand how to structure my values more clearly, and with in those value ranges use temperature shift to model the form. Before now, I simply tried to replicate what I saw with out structure, which caused confusion. If you have any comments or critiques feel free to let me know. Sorry I didn't put more explanation with each image, if you'd like a little more info you may visit aaronpickensart.blogspot.com. Thanks!
I worked on this study tonight for a little around four hours. I realize that the drawing is off, but my main focus was color relationships. I have a lot to learn but I feel like this is a step in the right direction. I hope to be able to apply this understanding a little more systematically when I am oil painting.
I was under florescent tube lighting. It is my intent that I will be able to capture the light source effectively in my work, which will ultimately define the color harmony for the painting. This is something I really will continue to explore.
Any comments or critiques are more than welcome!
amazing self portraits! whats your technique for how smooth you do the blending on your face??
check out my : SKETCHBOOK: All critiques much needed and WELCOMED!
Thank you sir for enjoying the posts. As for smoothing, I usually block things with a hard round, with very little opacity. As I continue to establish the values and colors I feel are appropriate then I usually use a round bush softened, with the opacity around 90% gradually moving down to fine details at 40% opacity. This is just a general way of going about getting a smoother look. I hope this helps you out sir. There is also more than one way to achieve the result that you are seeking, so I would not take my words as being the only method that works. You may find that using the smudge tool would be more effective, and has been for some really great illustrators. It just depends on preference.