the latest environment is looking good, nice detailing on the mountains and the forest. My only concern is the color of the river. Shouldn't it have a bit more of the sky's blue in it? Anywas great job mate.
last piece is real nice.. u should give it some light colour levels.. shadow levels are okay.. but i think it needs light levels.. anyway good stuff.. keep it up ..
The last three enviro's are very nice, especially the snowy one with the bright orange jacket for that little bit of "umph".
Let's just quickly go back to the first page for a moment:
Just putting 2 cents in: Try not to use so many lines when defining the facial features on younger women. On guys you can get away with it since we tend to have more blockish faces than girls... but if you go overboard on either gender then the lines can look like aging wrinkles. I actually didn't know that the cartoon was of a young lady until seeing the reference shot shortly after.
The creases in the cheeks seem to be too deep, or rather the bottom halves of the wrinkles do. Notice how in the reference photo, the big creases either side of her mouth appear deepest around the top, and are more so just shallow "shading" around the bottom, you could stop the creases higher up and just use shading to define the cheeks shape from there downward.
It's the same with the small wrinkles just next to *her* left eye (stage-right for us), they don't really need to be there. Ben Caldwell is one cartoonist where I learned that you can get away with leaving many details out, if it helps the overall look of the image, and stops it from being overcomplicated.
I know that defining shape with lines is part of your style, and that's fine; but before you do *ANY* pen stroke you really need to ask yourself just what it will do to your image. With cartoons, every stroke counts, and sometimes it will be more worthwhile to leave one or two of them out.
Really great pieces you have here. I hope to be able to have a colourful enviro. painting like the one you have further up this page someday.
mimar sinan - Thanks for the crit, its funny you should say that cause I invested another 45 minutes into him adding highlights, but I just couldn;t get it to work. I may give it another try though.
BlightedArt - Really appreciate you taking the time to write the crit. I couldn't agree with you more! In fact she said the same thing to me, "I look like an old lady" I learned from that piece and went for a much softer look in this one for someone else:
It wasn't too long ago that I dreaded enviro's, but now I love em. Grab some photo refs, and go to town. Nature one's are easier too not as much perspective and and it allows a little more freedom. I hope to tackle some urban enviro's but one step at a time. Best of luck, thanks again for the words of encouragement.
Oh, and here's another speedy enviro..
Last edited by t i m; January 18th, 2009 at 04:17 AM.
@ Ham & theUNKOWNsketcher - Thank you so much guys, the words of encouragement are very much appreciated.
I had started a portrait for my friend, I tried to refine it a bit. A good practice in rendering I suppose.
Then I did a couple for a Swedish gaming team (odd fact, apparently in Sweden online gaming is the most popular sport among kids, not hockey, or skiing).
Last edited by t i m; February 27th, 2009 at 06:42 AM.
Nice ive been meaning to do a portrait of Jemaine. Always good to see CAers in the area. I'd like to get your advice; i need to work on finishing pieces. Peace.
love your flight of the conchords pics, great stuff. space marine sketch is looking good, great palette choices. nice environments too.
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you f**** schruted my day man.. thanks
your wight is awesome!
also like your caricatures a lot
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