@Basti Wooow, thanks mate! Have to look through the pages now.
Looking at brush strokes of one of algenpfleger´s cloud studies. Second one is a color blob, that´s supposed to be clouds .
Did some clouds again. Still have big problems seeing proper colors and values in color mode.
Clouds! I begin to like painting these, lol.
@Sebastian Thanks man. Gotta keep doing them. They are still missing something.
1. study(noticed how i use pen pressure waaaay too much)
Hay, thanks dude. I already spent a loooot of time on the clouds, haha. I´m way too slow. And you are totally right with the forest. Actually I wanted the background to be more crowded with trees, but I totally messed up.
Again landscapes. Have problems imagining them(elements and composition), so gotta keep doing studies to get a visual library. Only looking at images of landscapes won´t do anything, in my opinion.
Studies of paintings by Frederic Edwin Church. He had this illuminated feeling in his paintings, which is quite awesome.
Only studies from ref. Focusing on composition. Getting the general feeling of forests. I´m too afraid of painting from imagination.
Landscape study as always.
Love the one with the girl wearing the white mask on page 1. You're really good at drawing humans. You have a way of bringing them to life .
PeiPei Glad you like ma stuff!
I´m quite tired, so only a landscape again. Picture found on the website of National Geographic. They have really interesting stuff, so I´m gonna look up there more often.
Sweet enviro studies man.
CarbonBased Thanks. Glad you dropped by again.
2 envs without any ref. The second one actually had a lineart before. My paintings tend to look better with them. Wanted to do a dry landscape that started to bloom after a shift in climate. Still have to get rid of the "painting sucks without lines"-thingy. Appreciate any tips on that.
Oh look, happy trees! The cast shadows are a bit fail, haha.
Since this sb is sorta new...Welcome!
Good to see you takling a wide variety of studies! I like the look and feel of this one.
Keep 'em coming!
Jephyr X Ohhh, thaaaaanks.
Was busy doing university stuff the last two days. Here a paintover of a maquette I recently did. Noticed, that my color pattern for clothes tend to look always the same.
Studies from Artsy Poses. I like the site, but I think they should broaden their collection.
Kerah Thanks, will do.
Did some Anatomy Studies with biodigitalhuman.com. Awesome tool. Noticing things, I didnt with pictures. Dont want to upload them, though.
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nice, lovely paintover-looks very real!
even though watch the values in your environments, i looked up some frederic edwin church paintings and i think you tend towards too dark values in the middle-very far away range. thus the paintings are loosing depth.
edit: `more girls ...just kidding
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HerrleerzeichenS Thanks, really appreciate your advice mate.
Sebastian Oh well, did some pencils last week. They look totally crappy though.
Used http://www.naturephoto-cz.com/ for studies and this site rocks!
Got advice from KiBa and Basti(I´m still in awe of your overpaint man o_o) for this illustration. You guys like helped me to make the illustration 1000 times better. Only did a few changes after that, but I definitely know my weaknesses better now. Trying to consider everything for the next illustration.
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Currently reading a book on perspective, to go back to the very basics, since everything you draw are based on perspective. When I was young I didnt understand the perspective books, but now I do(mostly, still very difficult, lol). Also its very boring. I hope to be able to read and simultaneously doring studies from refs AND applying them.
Also note for self: -be more accurate
-shapes closer together
no ref, no rulers(i srsly hate rulers)
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Have to read quite a lot currently(for term paper and the perspective book). But I try do do at least quick landscape studies again. Took quite a while this time, getting rusty after 3 days without painting, lol.
2. no ref
I actually prefer the landscape with no ref from your last post - I think it has a more dramatic mood (much because of the atmospheric perspective an the angle in it I believe).
Vilhelmina Yeah, you´re right about that. There are almost no composition elements in it, so I also think, thats it.
Playing with layer effects. Referenced little bit of the debris.
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1. ref from National Geographic