I didn't think the knights gun was in perspective so did a quick paint over to try and fix it!
Keep going! Yeah!~
I'm liking where this book is going. Great practice of blind contour. I enjoy your studies also.
"Observing the world around me"
Nice updates man, some real dedication going on here. One suggestion though, is to take your time, a lot of these seem like you are doing them rather quickly, and thats important, speed is always good, but you should even it out with some slow meticulous practice and just soldier on through it. You will see an improvement on what you can do in a shorter amount of time after you practice that.
Some really good studies here! You have nice brushwork, and are starting to get a good handle on values and form. Your colours are a bit dull at the moment, though. Read up on colour theory, especially colour temperature. (I want to recommend the colour theory course CA was selling, but I have no idea where those are now, or even if they're still available? James Gurney's "Color and Light" is also a good resource.) You seem to find some sort of local colour, and then just lighten and darken it to shade, instead of really observing what's there. I'm seeing some colour variation, but not enough. Also, be more aware of greys - you're very rarely going to see a pure grey without at least a little colour in it. Taking the eyedropper to your knight, you've managed this in some places, with a slight yellowish tint, but there's pure grey in there, too. Same with the book in your apple still life. Again, you're doing it often enough that I think you understand the principle, but you need to pay more attention. Really look at the colours. This goes double for skintones, and you seem to be doing a pretty good job with it in your studies, especially that master study. Bring some of that into your imagination work - that naked horned woman further up the page has skin that's almost entirely the same hue.
You've got a lot of weaknesses with anatomy/structure/proportion, but you're doing all the right studies to push forward on that, and you're already improving, so keep it up! =)
sweet sketchbook and a fair amount of studies! keep pushing it, I can tell improvement with every few updates from page to page, go back from time to time to see how you improve it will keep you motivated and show that you are making progress.
Keep tackling all the good stuff, anatomy, perspective, values, color, you'll get there just keep drawing every day if possible.
Yo yo yo,
Good to see the persistence. Definitely keep that going.
Looking through your stuff on the last few pages and I think you spend too much time painting. Take a few steps back and focus more on your drawing skills and getting your values looking right. At the stage that you're at, it's all about foundations! This is the stage that can be a bit boring since you're basically just doing studies 80% of time, but its worth the grind!
Keep the momentum going, that's the biggest part!
i like your colour studies and your textures, especially your shiny surfaces. though i think you really need to change the positioning of the waist-tie of that WIP guy with the gun. it's kind of too suggestive where it is at the moment. maybe on the side, or a buckle instead?
Hey man I see hard work in here and your latest digi still life shows some improvement!
Nice to see a variety of colours in your latest work compared to some earlier paintings which had very saturated colours all round,
I see there are consistent recommendations for you to study values with basic shapes which will definitely help you understand and improve your approach to more complex shapes the more you practice it, it has been most beneficial for my practice so hopefully you will see the same improvement the more you practice, keep pushing!
Thanks for stopping by in my sketchbook.
I would suggest adding more colours and values in your paintings. Not only main colours, but colours between them. You know.
Thank you all for stopping by i really appreciate it i will study some hardcore Gurney, values with basic shape since i obviously need to work on that more. i've been busy with some other works assignment and classes so i haven't been able to work on that soldier knight. i will try my very best to gather some references and work on it this week. Thanks you people of CA for always pointing out what i'm not doing right you are all the best!!!
Question : What do you guys work with in photoshop, RGB or HSB? and what is the difference?
kikindaface : thanks a lot man you are some worth right so i'll paint less i guess
Momucat : you are absolutely right, i actually did some stuff on the train its posted here
nickbernstein : Thanks for pointing that out i'll definitely study loomis more
e-nat : i did some value studies didn't have time to upload to the spartan forum though
n1frit : Thanks
Jizu : Thanks Drake. funny thing when i tried to type the message Drake's song came up on the radio
ChisLu : Thanks ChisLu!
JamesSimons : you are too kind thanks
adamsimons : You are absolutely right i will do it
Colour Coded : Thanks moar blind contours to come!!!!
Niam : you are right man i've been working my butt off to fix that
Jaik : i rush too much and work on too much at the same time you are right i'll work on patience
Revidescent : Thanks a lot i'll surely check out Gurney's book and read the hell out of it thanks
ecki : Thanks man!
Danny_K : Thanks man that just motivated me even moar!!!
Mr.Pryminista : you are certainly right i need to draw more i will try staying away from painting for a while
mundanity : you are right, i never thought of buckles haha i will change it.
Liberty : i draw!!! moar to come
BenjaminJL92 : thanks man, i will definitely study values with basic shapes.
Flaskpost : ha thanks, do them they are fun
TNiznet : Thanks buddy
blu01 : everyone has been saying that, i'll go study some Hardcore Gurney!!!
Still lifes/ value study
Studies; life drawing, figure drawing , perspective
messing around with color here
The still life/ value studies look good, keep it up!
Drawing everyday pays off!
Click here! Sketchbook from Malz
a la bapsi : Thanks Britney
SeriousMalz: Thanks man i need to do moar haha and really see better
Anyway not much to say but i just found out that Jack Faragasso is teaching the Riley method at the Art Student League NY and cannot wait to save up enough money for that class. i'm super pumped!!!
Moar life drawings (Train and Life drawing class)
This is my own making in illutrator, i was trying to imitate that new app from the apple store "Imadeface" i'm proud of this because it definitely shows i'm growing in terms of taking challenges and trying to figure things out on my own.
Duddee your still lifes have improved a lot! Really cool to see that. Keep working on that anatomy and logging the hours, the improvements showing. Might I suggest more gestures though? I just recently started doing them every day again and immediately felt/saw a difference. Its good stuff
Nice work here man, just keep on studying!
art is never finished, only abandoned~Leonardo da Vinci
Your tradicional stuff it's really good, I think there's a gap between them and your digital that's asking for attention though.
It great that you're going to attend a riley based class, I have learnt a lot from that method.
When you asked me about books these two links were the first things I thought of giving you
ProkoTV < A youtube channel of an instructor who teaches at the watts atelier.
RadHowTo < A blog full of demos about constructive anatomy.
Good work on all the work!
PNate:i did in fact, i have a Goal to do 2000 gestures by the end of March
ezekrialase: Will do thanks
Jizu : Thanks Drake
M.Calza : i know man, once i finish my portfolio for school i will definitely love to take some live drawing class
Niam : definitely, i'm actually trying to save up for those classes man
Flaskpost : This is not flexing, i still have a long way to go man thanks though
adamsimons : Yes Riley is awesome man and Thanks for the sources
JamesSimons : Yes master
Just Call Me Bruce! : fuck yeah success.
These past few days i've been think how easy i've been going on myself and i've changed that. No more laziness or excuses, i want to be a fucking artist and i have to work my butt off. i don't want to go a day without feeling like, yes, i drew the shit out of everything today. Also i have problems with reading which frustrates me and i tend to drop anybook i'm reading at that moment- maybe i have dyslexia, but i'll work my way out of that son of a bitch so i can read my art books. other than that let's get started, i want to be a fucking Artist.
2000 gestures by the end of march
50 self portraits by the end of march
that's the goal for now....
I have decided to finish this. Make suggestions
Last edited by Yemi775; February 23rd, 2013 at 09:42 PM.
Very nice job on the material, its very convincing. The ellipses need cleaning up.
I would go back to the drawing board, literally, and make a precise anatomy drawing for this guy. There are some issues, like the waste being too high and his left arm should not be stuck to his ribs.