Got over myself and was working on this more focused today.
Went to the Museum today with some family and saw a traveling animation exhibit called "Watch me move!" Was lot's of really cool stuff, there was one frame from Kiki's Delivery Service there where Kiki was looking out of an attic window, I thought it was so cool to see @______@
So I started this.
Love the commitment you are putting alex!
Ven Gee: Thanks love!!!!
I wont be able to stream for the next 2 weeks. I decided I need to get back on the train of just shutting off the internet and the world till 9PM everynight.
When you do that your magically more productive it's weird.
Realized a few wierd things were going on in this image. Like I don't think her desk or her chair are resting on the floor correctly. It's the kind of thing that ill need to design the image from the beginning again.
Kinda glad because I hate this image and ill get to try and make a better new one.
your getting better keep it up. also your idea of getting rid of distractions is a good one.
Aryeh: Thanks dude.
Gona cool it with the photo studies and focus more on life painting. I'm starting to understand why it's so important. It's actually a lot of fun! Really hard though.
Also starting to understand why some of these artists that people call the old masters are so good. I've been drawing for 3 years and somehow I never really understood why they were so good.
I don't want to call them masters... but I was looking at some of Jamie Jone's and Craig Mullin's paintings tonight and it just sorta just clicked with me all of a sudden why they are considered good.
I realized just how accurate they are with there shapes(from the BIGGEST shapes to the smallest textures), and there colors (hue, value, saturation). Edges are important too, but I think that ties in with shapes.
I realized that when it boils down to it, good images are just good shapes and good colors. Shapes and colors that speak to you and others.
try doing some color studies where you use the eye dropper as well. i think you will fine that there are hue shifts towards the compliments in illumination when the light sources is white light.
In the master study, see how the lady's upper thigh fabric is leaning towards the cool due to to the (presumably) white light from the window. Its a lot cooler than the shadowed area of the bottom of the skirt. It's because the shadowed area is reflecting the floor's temperature.
Maybe my eyes are overly sensitive, but i see gentle/warm greens scattered on the floor, and i see sultry red-browns as the blue scarf on her waist recedes into the shadow. The pillar in the back has the lovely purple-alizarin hues as it fades at the terminal. See the lovely brown shift in the wallpaper behind the gentleman?
You can tell its a white source because the speculars on the vase are white, eventhough the lightsource isnt very strong. In natural lighting the highlights are usually leaning towards cool because they are reflecting the blue of the sky. A good way to show subtle shifts in temperature is through masking textures in with a brush. That way you convey light as it reflects off of the irregularities of textured surfaces. Its a technique that Linran, Algen, and Jana use.
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great commitment no doubt, i enjoy watching your streams, id like to see you really push one of these studies as far as you can though and really bring it up to a high standard. Its good to see how far you can go everyone once and a while from just bashing it out i find.
To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.
Aryeh: Thanks for the crit, yeah i was noticing a lot of errors in the colors today a shame I can't see those right of the bat but ill slowly get to the finish line with that study!!
NyeAlexandaFrayne: yah man thanks for tuning in! Sorry i wasnt able to do it at the time I usually do today.
Ven S: Heheh
Got Imaginative realism tonight and gave it a good read made me realize that I'm going about this art stuff all wrong. Ehh just one thing to show think I spent like and hour and a bit on it?
And this, was like idk 5 min or something kinda liked it but then I just messed it all up later on in @___@
Ahh Pencils! Pencil Kombat then? hahah, anyway nice studies you been pumping out. I will eventually talk to you on skype sooner or later