Nice to see you playing with values. Just keep an eye on the anatomy still. The foreshortening on his right arm doesn't look quite there yet.
Calm down and take your time on a little more. Focus on the basics. Your work would improve a lot with a basic knowledge of 3-dimensional space and proportion. It's fun to play with photoshop but it won't pay off as much as studying basics. Sorry for the lecture, but thats what SSGs are for. Keep sketching.
I think you need more individual anatomy studies. Like focus soley on arms for awhile and then move on to hands, legs, etc. I'm seeing in your studies that your arms look a little "stiff".
I like that last post a lot better. I wasn't saying "dont have fun", i was trying to say use what you're studying to improve your "fun" work. Don't forget to block in your shapes, it helps a bunch. Heres an example to show how that skeleton you are starting to draw can help in your digi work. I hope you don't mind.
Sweet progress. I really like those skull/arm/leg studies. I like the one with lots of bodies intertwined. One thing i notice about it though is that all of the hips are too low. Feel your hips - they almost touch your ribcage. Keep up the hard work!
dile-thanks , yes the camera is a bull but it will have to do for now , i will start taking the pictures outside maybe artificial light is messing it up.
fishspawn-thanks , hmm i kinda wanted them to be stretched a bit but i see what u mean.
ok james, hows it goin'?
My absolute best advice for improving is to get your drawing skill/rendering skill up to a decent level, and the best way to do that, is to do studies and ref stuff. Believe me, in order to achieve anything good, you need to have an understanding of the basic principles, line length, tonal indifference, and appropriate angles.
if you need motivation
from a noob to a pro, check out every couple of pages and prepare to be amazed.
Oh and start drawing as soon as you read this
i have been drawing from some ref but i will try o draw more
squirrel -ref, tank not and perspective ,i did some life studies of lamps and pots and then drew lots of small manikins all over the page,and ther is a butterfly for cousins birthday card
pencils of faces and figuers , then i did 2 minute speed paints with a tooth brush and acrylics because i always go in to details before blocking out simple shpes so i thought i would paint with a toothbrush beacuse u cant go in to detailthe results vary from crud to good ,the last 2 are my favrouite
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fishspawn- i will do more quick gestures and some more hardcore studies thanks man
rayk-thanks,i think i will leave the apple but i will push the values in my future drawings.
Thanks for the reply in my SketchBook man! looking good over here James,
though i must honestly agree with Dile on the Camera issue its bugging the
hell out of me! get yourself a scanner, and scan em all in instead, much
better result! well keep up the sketching bro, diggin the rough style of
wolf bane -thanks man, i hate the camera to but its all i have now so until i get a scanner it will have to do.
traditinal later, this for now, done from a sketch on paperjames.
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