Last one before bed...from photo reference.
Last one before bed...from photo reference.
Tried doing some studies of some hairstyles...Unfortunately this is all I have time for. Busy weekend ahead...will try and get some sketches in though...
nice work i like your studies keep it up!!
check out my sketchbook: http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=230539
I saw your title and thought I'd might help in anyway i can, You have a great start on your still lifes, keep doing those as they'll strengthen your observational skills more, be fearless when you create don't be afraid to get messy, grab a bunch of paint colors and just start mixing, or on digital paint, it will charge your creative energy
woww ! such a vast improvement , your portrait in post 32 is awesome..keep up the good work, i am sure you will be drawing stunning portraits in no time, looking for more
Sushy Thank you. I will start looking at colour. I'm going to start that by doing some master portrait studies soon. However I mainly want to stick with getting a likeness and values for now. But a little colour study will be coming this way. Thanks.
Wingg Thank you lots, for your comment and dropping by.
Marian Rowling Thank you and I sure will be doing.
KrispyKream Thanks and I will give it a shot
Vins_2011 Thank you so much Your continual support is much appreciated
Just a little update...some more loomis and I tried my first self portrait. From life using a mirror. It's not much to go by, but....but there is somewhat a likeness Onward...
Another study from life...Portraits are soo hard, but I shall prosper...more soon...
nice progress man! likeness is something which i find most difficult thing for me to get, can't seem to get rid of the symbolic drawing so congrats you got the likeness too i can see improvement in your each updates ,
i'd really like to know how you start your portraits..do u create a line work before or start to block in values straight away ? as i have seen so many artist using that technique .. also do you use the same loomis ball method for portratis or draw what u see ? i asked so many things , didn't i ? lol cheers
Vins_2011 Thanks a lot Vins. To answer your questions...I use Loomis ball method to get the position of the head on one layer...then reduce the opacitity..create a new layer then try to get a likeness by drawing in linework...then build up values from there...I havn't tried blocking in the values yet, but it is a method I would like to try...
Here I have done some loomis and tried painting my birdie as he was sat on my monitor (unfortunatly he flew away after a short time). Also some more portrait practice. Today I tried a more painterly approach, which I can say I enjoyed a lot more.
berniebakari You're very welcome...and thank you for your kind words.
Here is today's....my scanner broke so having to go with photos for now...
Edit: changed image for a better photo
Last edited by Damien Levs; October 28th, 2011 at 06:44 AM.
in2eternity Thanks so much for visiting. I really admire your work. It is inspirational...I intend to keep things up. Really want to get decent at this.
Ok, here's some more work. It has been nearly a week since my last update and I have not much to show for it. Been busy with moving homes...
1. Some Loomis heads
2. Some more Loomis
3. Tried painting a cloud
4. Tried painting a full scene of clouds, which just turned out to be a messy mash of colour. Like the colours at least. Disappointed with the general outcome...
Ok, here's a little more from today....more loomis and the start of a master study I am going to paint up by Sargent...which means...colour : / scary!!
nice loomis studies and your cloud painting is actually looking pretty good , keep up the good work
Vins_2011 Thanks for the kind support
Marian Rowling Thanks Marian. Been cracking on with the Sargent study. Only started on values..
ok...a little update
More Loomis, got tired of doing these, so then moved on to do a study of a portrait from photograph. Then after that did some work on the Sargent study. Started painting in values....still a work in progress. A long way to go yet.
Here's today's work and study...
1. Some random jazz from imagination. Not any good really...
2. Loomis heads...again...slowly working through that book
3. Master Study of a Sargent painting, I need to be more decisive with my brush strokes...colour was difficult, but I enjoyed doing this...I will do another..
...That's all for me, no more studies for today. Instead, I think, for the rest of the evening I'm going to swallow a few beers and have some fun throwing some pixels around to see what I can come up with. Friday night for relaxing
thanks for stopping by and giving the crit!
now where are those updates, huh?
Thanks for dropping by miezis, I only updated an hour ago
Drawings from today....maybe more later...
You have already made quite a drastic improvement! The lines in your studies are so clean and precise, that seems to be a dominating aspect in your work-- the lines are beautiful! Can't wait to see what else you do. Keep going!
GypsySwan Thanks so much for your kind words...
Ok, I have been out of it for a while...just generally feeling uninspired to do anything...but I feel I am over it almost and wanting to carry on trying to improve. My Photoshop demo ran out and now I am using a really neat app called MyPaint. It is a free open source painting program. I'm going to put a link to it in my first post. I really love this package...
Anyhoo, here's a little work, trying to pick things up again.
I suggest specializing your sudies on what you actually want to train.
Human body: Draw it in a variety of ways, arms, feet mouths ...
Proportions: You dont need details for this, just lines and rough forms will do
I want to tell you, dont apply too many details except if it is neccessary for what you want to improve on. Colour oder value studies dont need details.
You could as well paint by old masters multiple time. Even using the same picture might brign interesting results.
shockowaffel Thanks for your advice I mainly want to do portraits and environments for now..
Here's some sucky thumbnails while I was viewing Noah Bradley's livestream...
Marian Rowling Yes, MyPaint is pretty good. I like the way in which it works It has an unlimited canvas that you can just drag and keep sketching away. Thank you for your support.
Not much from today Tried another self portrait, but I have been restless and impatient. Led to further frustration, so I gave up. It's bad! Sometimes I feel I am getting no where. But Oh well, hopefully better tomorrow. I wish I had more time to really get into things...
Decided to try this weeks IDW challenge...here's my wip...