June 11th, 2012, 06:34 AM
DaveGarcia: Thanks. It's easy to get lost if you attention is too divided and you end up drawing less because you're searching for "just the right image to study" (at least in my experience). It's a balancing act.
Ambiguity: Thank you
Some studies of Spartacus Characters. The likenesses are nowhere close though :/
June 11th, 2012, 09:33 AM
June 14th, 2012, 08:37 PM
just checking.. yup still suck.
No underlying linework this time, just blocking in from the get-go. From imagination except looked for a bit of ref on the face when I got stuck. It still looks awkward as flubber though.
June 19th, 2012, 05:45 AM
recent stuff. Last three we done without line work again.
June 22nd, 2012, 01:49 PM
some ref'd hands. circa 10 mins each.
June 22nd, 2012, 05:55 PM
June 23rd, 2012, 04:07 PM
June 28th, 2012, 03:41 PM
July 3rd, 2012, 03:07 PM
Art school acceptance letter came yesterday (omgyesssss).
Speedy compositions. I love what you can get from random brushstrokes.
July 19th, 2012, 04:49 PM
Studies! Really becoming apparent to me that i have to get my proportions down.
Wondering if this is an appropriate way of learning them. The vertical line in the bottom ones really felt like cheating although it helped me be a lot more accurate.
July 19th, 2012, 10:07 PM
Really nice progression here my friend! I see some nice volume proportion ( your ability to understand 3d) You should try to complete your enviro studies as they would be really great! Finally, I like a lot the movment and expression of your work keep it up!
BTW could you tell me where you got those 360 model rotated images from your last sketches? thanks ^^!
July 25th, 2012, 04:38 PM
Wavenwater: Thank you . The 360 poses were found at fineart.sk here enjoy haha
Here im trying my hand at thumbnailing for characters. I developed a few which I liked. I think I should be doing more of this.
Same idea with a little guard robot.
Some unreffed sketches. I feel like the anatomy studies are finally paying off a bit since I'm becoming more confident with my imagination stuff. The bottommost girl with the sword is reffed from an artwork by tahra on cghub but I didn't pay much attention to what I was doing at that point.
A few photostudies and an attempt at realistic hair rendering courtesy of Linda Bergvist's tutorial. The two portaits of the same girl were made once using the colour picker directly from the photo and once by eye. Through this I noticed I would always be missing some warmth when judging by eye. I just added an extra bit of red to each colour when I thought I had found it in order to compensate and that worked out fairly well on the top photostudy.
Last edited by jondawo; July 25th, 2012 at 05:00 PM.
July 30th, 2012, 03:35 PM
August 1st, 2012, 07:18 PM
Unfinished things from imagination. Took one of the thumbnails from earlier a little further (barely) not sure where to go with it though.
August 2nd, 2012, 02:22 PM
Fairly happy with this (for now haha)
August 2nd, 2012, 02:30 PM
Thanks for the visit to my sketchbook . Your stuff is looking really great. That last post is lovely, and the landscape you posted before that with the bridge is just amazing. The white mech guy in that post is really cool too. I could keep listing things I like but I think you get the idea :p.
Your studies really seem like they're paying off!!
August 2nd, 2012, 02:41 PM
Gaahh, I've not really been on CA in AGES!! Great updates, you're improving so much, both in rendering and painting the tones and with your anatomy too! Keep going!
August 7th, 2012, 04:52 PM
Bobtail: Thank you and thanks for stopping by
jdem: Woo, welcome back
Environments from imagination.
August 17th, 2012, 09:16 PM
August 28th, 2012, 04:02 PM
Some sketches and rendering practice.
August 28th, 2012, 04:09 PM
your figure studies are looking good! i also like the thumbnail robots.
i'd say to use more contrast in your black/white landscape studies.
September 20th, 2012, 01:47 PM
A big update. I've been very busy in the past few weeks and quite pleased with my progress. More soon to come.
These are all from imagination except the eyes at the very bottom.
September 22nd, 2012, 04:46 AM
Long time since I visited Ca and I must say you have improved huge in short time!
The body sketches are great! Keep rockin!
September 24th, 2012, 11:03 AM
Greenhouse: Thank you for the kind words and welcome back.
Here's some stuff. There's a robot chick, some weird mask thing, 20 minute speedpaints and a couple of studies.
September 29th, 2012, 06:43 AM
A new wip
October 3rd, 2012, 04:28 PM
Nice body sketches! Those lines look smooth! It's good that you're studying different objects. To study the shape of cloth is a good thing to do. I should very much need that. Keep it up!
October 3rd, 2012, 04:40 PM
I like this last wip, I wish to see the final result!
October 5th, 2012, 09:39 AM
Elyeon: Thank you, I didn't like the way it turned out though so I probably won't upload it, heh.
Greenhouse: Thanks! Yeah, I'm planning on doing more fabric studies. I want to learn how to paint them when worn an actual person.
More stuff from the last two days:
October 5th, 2012, 11:51 AM
O: you have gotten so much better from the first to the last page! your painting and proportions have improved so much, good job! i love your fabric studies and background studies. keep posting more
October 5th, 2012, 02:26 PM
Your figures are awesome, such great pop and 3d feeling! And the poses are just great~ keep it up!