Here's another one.
Here's another one.
And a couple more!
Made in 1 hour, 6 minutes.
Made in 30-40 minutes or less.
A nightly lil' thing like this. Four AT THE SAME TIME! Took a total of 2 hours and around.. 15 minutes, I think?
The top right corner from the painting above. I was particularly proud of it, and hence wanted to.. do this. Thing.
The latest ones are significantly better than the ones from the first 2 pages - good job. Perspective and atmosphere on your environments and color and lighting on your portraits have all gone up quite a bit.
Keep it up
As you are reading this, I am trying to become more awesome:
Harsh critiques are welcome!
zou - Thanks! Someone else said that too, actually. The thing about it ending up as a unique style. I'm not entirely sure though, it might just be a "side-effect" of me not-knowing-how-to-do-things-properly. x) Kind of experimenting drawing people, still...
Shinkan - Thanks! And yeah, I also notice the amount of improvement in my works. And I hope it doesn't sound too arrogant, but personally I think it's quite impressive to see how much I've improved in only 4 months. .__.'' I mean, that's how long I've had this tablet by far.
To everyone watching this sketchbook; sorry for not updating it in a long while. I'm monitoring my deviantART mainly and well, this is something that I only do on the side and sometimes it gets a bit tiring to put stuff on so many sites. Well, I suppose that's only two but.. it's still tiring. And I do put my work on Facebook too (so that's three!).
Anyways, here are some of my works that I've done in the past couple weeks:
These are in order, by the way. Ascending to newest. These two are from a time when I wasn't feeling inspired so I was kind of forcing myself to do art:
This one is a photo study, by the way.
This one I actually considered really amazing, but now looking at it.. meh. I guess I was in the "Monkey House", dunno.
And that's when I took a quick break from landscapes and focused more on doing portraits of people. So, here are the two that I made. The first one is Robert Downey (duh) and the other one is of my friend, from a photo. The one of my friend is a lot better and more realistic looking, though. :L
And after that, more landscapes! The second one is a photo study.
And then, more people...
And finally, the icing on the cake! I consider these two some of my best pieces up to date. The first one actually got frontpage'd on Reddit (r/Art) and got also like 200+ favorites on deviantART and a bunch of views (from Reddit).
Here's a quick speedie for today.
And this fun.. progress-thing of it.
I realize I haven't been here in a while (4 months, ehh)-- which is understandable since the site was down for an awfully long time. However, regardless of that I've still continued to create art in the usual pace. Nothing's changed, except that I'd say there's been a positive amount of improvement. Unfortunately there aren't any actual sketches though since I tend to do a lot of those traditionally, and when digitally I never really save them. They're just sort of exercises anyways.
So, here are some of my recent and decent paintings, scribbles, drawings and things. Read the descriptions of each image so you know what's up!
Paintover of a painting I made months ago, which you might be able to find on the previous pages of this thread actually.
A quick monotone landscape sketch.
This is my most recent one. I'd say the rendering turned out pretty okay. Only problem is that it's a little wonky, but this was actually made after a sketch I made a couple months ago but didn't know how to go about it further since I was pretty unfamiliar with anything architecture related back then.
A remake / paintover of this by another artist. It's not anatomically correct nor is it supposed to be. I just demonstrated how I would go about coloring and rendering something like that myself.
Well, that's it for now. I hope I won't forget to check back in here again soon now that the site's back up.
Last edited by Ehecod; June 12th, 2013 at 05:50 PM.
You've got some nice environments going here, cool SB. I would like to see some more fully rendered environments though, I think it would greatly benefit you. I can't remember who it was, but I remember reading an interview with some concept artist who mentioned his disappointment with how up-and-coming artists these days seem to be so focused on speed painting, because they see the pros doing it (which works for them because they already understand the fundamentals) and that it slows down their improvement. I mean, which are you going to learn more from, spending 10 or so hours working on a single piece, learning how to render, making sure you describe everything realistically, figuring out the lighting and textures etc., or throwing out some speed paintings that merely suggest, rather than describe the things you want to do?
Not that there's anything wrong with doing speed paints, I do enough of them myself, I just think it might benefit you more to intersperse them with more finished works every now and again. Speed should be the last thing you worry about after all.
Vesarez - Well, I suppose it isn't exactly something I would see myself benefit from. I have studied the fundamentals already a lot and do put those into use in my speed paintings-- or well, regular paintings if you ask me. I just tend to work faster than most people, I suppose. I'm just not the type who could sit down and work on a single painting for hours and hours. I'm just not that patient.
However, I'm not going to be one of those people to say "it's my style", though it kind of is. But there are other reasons too, of which the most obvious one would be that I simply wouldn't know how to render realistically. I feel like that's something for professionals to do, and even then, they use a lot of photo textures to get that realistic rendering. I however, prefer the more indicated/painterly style if that makes sense. Eventually I'll go for the more realistic rendering though. When I know how to.
Hey Vez, that artist you are mentioning is Feng Zhu, he mentioned that in his Q and A, I remember because I was listening to it the other day while drawing.
Also Lassi, I like the improvement in your landscapes. Just keep doing what you are doing (In terms of workload), there is nothing wrong with being painterly, you just have to always enjoy yourself. My only critique would be that you need to start to get out of your comfort zone, almost all your landscapes have the same old composition and aesthetics, don't be afraid to try a different orientation or scenarios, instead of that left and right terrain type feel almost every time. I am not referring to it as something negative but if you want to improve you can't be comfortable all the time, you must push yourself out of normal habits. I want to see you broaden your capabilities and not just stick with what you seem to be comfortable with. Keep it up.
TNiznet - Ah yeah, I should do that! I was thinking of doing something from above-ish-- we'll see how that works. Like, something with architecture.
Sorry if this comes at a huge resolution. I just wanted to update this with something new before going to bed since it's about 3 AM. Either way, this one here is inspired by both Game of Thrones and World of Warcraft. I tried a bunch of ideas but ended up going with the more simplified look. I still think it's alright, or rather, one of my better paintings.