Childhood tough guys
wow i love those watercolours they are incredible. great stuff you have so much skill it would nice to see something more ambitious
R-K: thanks man, appreciate it, love your work
Care: thanks. With more ambitious do you mean more divers subject matter or just a bigger project? Personally I have the feeling that I learn faster by doing many short projects, in my case as many portraits as possible, rather then just working for weeks at the same thing.
As I just bought Manga Studio 5 it is my intention to add more digital stuff as well as keep up the traditional media posts...
Last edited by Setherial; February 18th, 2013 at 04:30 AM.
as Care said, watercolors are great and oils too
Sweet caricatures. Your hatch mark making is really cool.
i really love those oil sketches wow, never really played around with oil before.
You should give it a go. Buy Titanium white, Ivory Black and Burnt Sienna (student quality like Van gogh will do just fine), a few hog bristle brushes (2 will do, keeping dark and light tones seperated), Gesso and Turpentine. Rip a Cardboard box appart, put a few layers of gesso on it (with a large cheap brush) and let that dry. Use sandpaper to make the surface smooth (else it can destroy your brushes) and start sketching. It's fun and you can get a lot out of those 3 colors. Afterwards I clean my brushes with White Spirit and then with soap and hang them upside down in water.
check out what this guy gets out of that palette
hi seth, great sketches as usual, so yea what i meant was
you already have a high level of skill, these sketches seem effortless. da vinci spent 7 years on the mona lisa, perhaps if u did more indepth studies u could go even higher
For me right now the most difficult part of a painting or a drawing is starting one, those first marks, the big desicions, the shape, the flow, the gesture. So I start as many as possible so that it gets easier, makes me learn faster, make the better decisions faster.
Now I do agree that I should probably do some portfolio pieces, something that I can be proud of and that looks finished. I was thinking on doing a detailled live model portrait pencil render one of these days. I think I'm ready for that as I have a fair amount of pencil experience. As for painting I'm just to new to it to be making anything that is of somewhat respectable level, I lack the knowledge and experience. In a few years from now maybe. Right now I have to discover it all, learn to play with values and chroma, make fast rough blockins with confident brushstrokes, one after another... learn learn learn...
PS: I heard it was more like 4 years
he had a break
(your painting work looks fine! i think you can try push more)
eeeeh, holy -thats amazing. I'm very grateful that some of my art caught your interest, since you are so, wow. I'll do my best to post some quality stuff, to keep you there. Thank you
I feel like you could exagerate abit more on the darkest shadows, to bring some of the features out, i notice the neck looks a tad flat. Still, amazingly done, so kudos!
I love the nose and the hazy eyes on your newest pic, it gives it a moodsetter look!
Regardless, i think you are pretty much amazing. And ,umm, i'd love it if you did some exercises, it would give me more to admire.
cheers and thanks for stopping by
I remember doing that when i was still at my animation school. which wasnt really that much animation, or that much art. But we did do those nude studies twice. I,eh, remember it well, i've never felt so uncomfortable in my life, it was the whole having skipped most of the term and just suddenly hearing about it with no preparation and sitting there like a fool.
Hmm, your art is great. But...i guess if it would appeal more commercially if it was abit more cartoony and comical.
mhm, I can't wait to see your weekend studies
here's a self portrait I did yesterday, still trying to find an appealing digital style, so far I'm not happy with the looks of these digital works. Maybe the next one I'll just paint instead of hatch.