Hey, nice updates (quite large ) very nice loose style and good accuracy on the tighter stuff. Some strokes could look a little more intentional/accurate on the looser stuff, and some facial featers look a little floaty but those are nitpicks. Would especially like to see more finished stuff
those gestural charcoal drawings are looking great, i think you are making a lot of progress in that area. your stuff in color is a lot less confident/finished. i think it might help you to start with a limited color pallet. for example, buy a basic set of pastels and do a drawing using just a warm and a cool color or two of each, etc.
rhine - thx for stopping by, dude! ^_^ yeah, sorry about the size of the updates...i do a lot of sketches, and i havent been on the boards much lately. im noting what you said, i think there are definitely times where being more intentional would help. i don't pay attention enough sometimes. sometimes, i just draw just to draw (which i havent done much of lately), but i need to make time to focus on what i do, cause that's when you get better. again, thx for stopping by. see you soon.
notspecial - you ARE special! don't let your handle tell you different. i did a still life today, just for you. hope you're hungry. ill try to start doing some traditional exercises in color as well. thx dude, and hope to see you again soon too.
sketches and warmups (GO METROIDMETAL!). now for the main quest...
plus some new stuff. !!!
ps. sorry about all the big updates...but if i don't post them now, there'll just be bigger posts later.
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*chant* You're gonna be a staaaaaaaaaaaaar! */chant*
Haha, you are doing amazing and with so much positive energy, can I have a piece of you?
naji - yo man, 'sup? on most of the sketches, im spending 10 minutes at most, though most are probably around 5 minutes or so. the ones of my friend's live painting (the last two pencil ones) were about 15 min each, i think. the closeup portraits were about 15 min for the young girl, and about 30-40 minutes for the french-fry girl. digital stuff takes much longer, cause i don't practice digital nearly as much as i do pencil stuff, so i have less control and knowledge in that area. but i'm trying. ee to, tomodachi no live painto wa totemo tanoshikatta desu yo. moshi websaito wo mitsukereba, oshiete ageru yo. mi ni kitte arigatou; osoku natte, gomen nasai. m_O_m
faust - hey man, sorry for not being around so much. thanks for the encouragement and the praise, though i don't think i deserve it. hows stuff going with you? ill keep stuff going here, no matter how long it takes me. keep on rockin man!
hey everybody! so, whats been keeping me so busy lately is that i was sponsored to complete (write and illustrate) a children's book and i just recently completed it. response has been positive so far (from everyone i showed it to), so now i am looking for a publisher. i am also working with some friends to maybe turn it into an animated short, so i hope that goes well. been getting some freelance gigs on the side too, and plus starting a new job and having to find a new place to live and other stuff, ive been a little too busy to come to the boards. but i took some time today to check out the japanese national museum with my girlfriend today, and i saw some really cool things there, makes me want to paint. so, today's update is a speedy portrait of the girl, as cute as a button (or, at least, she looked so in real life). hope y'all come back soon, and im sorry; ill try to keep updated more often. take care, peoples!
Yo I'm feeling mad great here in good ol' russia, this country is very fun and the people are very inspirational. I think it is in general a good idea to pack up things and live in another country for a while, so kudos to you for making japan your home!
About your progress: I mean it when I say that I am lacking the kind of positive energy that you are transporting through your posts and more and more through your drawings, so take my word for it. Your draftsmanship is still in a very uncontrolled state as it seems to me. I don't know what kind of pictures you like and what you want your art to look like in the future, but it all looks very "cute" which means sometimes it feels like the simplification process you make faces undergo in your brain is still controlled by things like "an eye is an eyeball and then and then and then" so they become those nut-form things that we see in child-drawings. If I were you, I would start to train my brain to see faces in general from a different angle. Take an artist with a style radically different from yours and copy him for example, then try to do faces his way. It is not about changing your own style or something, just getting a broader perspective.
About the painting: it is made in a very simple way but somehow it works extremely well to bring over the feeling. Good work!
faust - as always, thanks for stopping by man. i really, really appreciate it; truly, i do. how long have you been in russia? how long do you plan to stay? i hope you enjoy it as much as i have enjoyed japan! in terms of artwork, i guess ive never really thought about what i want my art to look like, i just want it to be good. so particular styles, or techniques, or things like that, ive never really given it much thought. i guess i want to be able to draw anything that i want when i want to. not much of a specific goal, but, i guess, it gives freedom to experiment with a whole bunch of things. the immediate goal, however, is to improve on form and digital work, and get to the point where i can meet freelance demands as they come. i also want to be faster and be able to do decent speedpaintings, and be able to delineate between materials and texture with pencil. so yeah, i wanna work on everything. thx for the comment about energy; im always trying to make my pictures with some sense of life in them, so thx for letting me know that im getting there, slowly but surely. in terms of departing from style, ive been trying to get a little more into caricatures as of late. and for me, they are haaaaaaaaard! but, ill keep at it. thx for the advice dude, i really appreciate it. and now i gotta do more than appreciate it, now its time to take it. talk to you soon, and stop by again man! see you in your book.
new stuff. busy busy, and making more time for art. comments, crits?
ta ta for now.
Yeah long time no talk! Im sorry for that to.
So I see you have been bussy as usual, lots of progress.
I would really like to se you drawings on pristoll papers. Or other paper with a flatter surface. You use this thick grained paper, it makes the drawings more blurry. Another advise is to use a harder graphite like HB my guess is that you use 5B or even 7B. I think a change like this would make your drawings look cleaner and neater.
I love your Metroid piece. its a really good start I think. Hope you plan on rendering it some more. It would be awsome
I´ll make an effort to drop in more often.
im a big fan of speed pen sketches. i love your control over the medium.
dadu - thx man. i remember stopping by your sketchbook, but i don't remember if i posted something there or not. if not sorry, i will hit it up soon; not much internet at the moment. but im glad you like. trying to get more comfortable and confident with more mediums, its a hard thing to step out of your comfort zone though, you know? anyway, your stuff is noiiiice man, hope to see more soon. stop by again man, and ill see you in your thread.
b-man - yo man, sooooooooorrrrrry for not being around like, at all. im drawing, i just havent been posting. i got like, 50 pages or so worth of stuff that i havent put up because of time. ill try to put it up this week.
about paper and pencils and stuff, im in a phase right now where i'm trying to get more and more loose with my pics. for a long time, i would only use like, 4h and 2h pencils. took a long time for idiotApathy to convince me to use anything softer than hb, but i tried and now i'm hooked on THAT! but i guess there's a need for balance. but definitely, yeah, i need to keep increasing challenges. thx for the encouragement man, ill try to change things up a bit. and ok, keep your pants on; ill post soon. take care man, and keep up that bear spirit.
baka - thx for stopping by my thread man, and thx for the kind words! any stuff you don't like, or things you think i could work on? hope to see you again soon.
so...im breaking my string of posts with artwork, cause i don't have any work on this computer. but ill put up some stuff from my computer soon. HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYBODY!!!!!!
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So Yeah I get that you have been drawing! DOnt show of like that Im shrinking in my boots here!
He he nice Dump may man! Thats just awsome creativity. Yeah I must say I agree with the wet pencils I havnt come across my HB ghost yet. Its just... I like the clean look of hard graphite. But yeah your right and so is Idiot apathy for a more professional look you should use a wide variety of penils but use a less textured paper.
Have a nice one man!
lovely pencils from life
I love them so much
friends Sketchbooks:Dile_, Stine
my flickr go there if you want to see my photography stuff
<mildly sarcastic remark that seems a little cutting at first read, but contains wisdom and is really rather funny>
Ilaekae: "I'm sick and tired of "purists" who dictate their own anal preoccupations to everybody else as the word of gods."
b - you know what man? you're completely right. i need to use less textured paper. thank you for sharing that with me. i will start using some. im sorry for the size of my updates; that's just how much i draw during the week. not much else to do here. thx for coming by man, i really appreciate it. and ill work on using less textured paper. take care!
infinit - yo m, thx for coming by dude. glad you like; you know, if i did as much digital as i do pencil and stuff, i'd be much better than i am now. i gotta get on that. again, thx for the visit, and ill talk to you soon.
yo. lots of stuff from the last week, and some from before that as well. went to a new life drawing session today, and it was pretty good. cheaper than the other one i used to go to, closer too, and afterwards everybody gets together and talks about their drawings, and other stuff as well. i like; gotta try to go back sometime soon. well, here's my stuff; enjoy the show. hope to see y'all again soon.
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Hey man glad you stopped by the sb. Your life drawing classes are making a big deal with your studies. The flow and movement of your sketches from life are starting to develop nicely. I would tighten up your color studies a bit more as they are still your weakest link. I still want to see like a 20 hour piece from you
Dont worry about big dumps its just that I feel less productive when I come and see you post so many sketches. Your sketches are improving at a fast rate now you should really keep it up. I think you should do some more rendered sketches, right now you seem to leave it at an early stage maybe because you dont know how to proceed with the sketch. If you try and get the proportions right with really light lines and after that you can start filling in the lose sketch with details. When you feel you have a nice design and composition you start filling in the darks and work with rendering out everything. And work bigger it makes it easier. Take your time with everything, let it take a few hours it doesnt matter. Thats what I would like to see from you in future work. I know you have it in you!
Cheers man and mahalo!
what b-man says,
its nice to see you amount of work.
i never draw that much, i get lost in rendering instead.
try a longer study maybe .. but keep the looseness up.. it will make
you awesome in no time i think =)
tet, b-man, andreas - thx for stopping by y'all. yep, y'all are absolutely right, i need to do a loooooong study. all my stuff is really short and fast, and i need practice with the longer, well-rendered stuff, and bigger too. the last pencil pic was A4 size and a 2.5 hour pose. ok for what it was, but couldve been better, i agree. anyway, really, thank you guys for keeping on pushing me. ill try to get some bigger, longer stuff done, and show y'all. see y'all in y'all's books.
so, y'all may know, i teach english. so i am in the process of making flash cards for teaching materials. check some out...hope you like.
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The cards look pretty good man! I just would put the tongue on the 'spicy' one a little bit more red!
The amount of studies you produce each week is amazing, really inspirational!
Keep it up man, its looking good!
Purb! Sketches! Wonderful Keep going.