Mike! Massive Black tweeted your review and I was like 'hey that's teapo!' I went and checked it out and it was a really really great read. Thanks for putting that up and made me wish I was there haha
Oh snap! You went to the workshop?! I went there too! The review was spectacular tons of pictures and details. I hardly took any pictures. Its interesting to see which classes others selected. Some of the classes you posted I attended also. lol
I'm out to conquer the world equipped with a pencil, digital paint and a Sketchbook
and when I do achieve that goal...I'll conquer the moon too
"When you draw nervously you end up with a nervous drawing, so drawing strongly produces lines filled with vitality"- Nightow Yasuhiro
"Use the ability you already have, and use it, and use it, and make it develop itself."-Robert Henri
Hey man, keep up the hard work! with your digital studies, try using the biggest brush possible, trust me- it works. that's not just me saying it, it's ron lemen saying it, it's craig mullins saying it, it's anybody saying it.
Keep it up!
First off, I have to say that I love sketchbooks like these. You see grit and determination, and subsequently, noticeable improvement, and then great improvement. It really is motivating and keeps me pumped for my own work. I really love all of your pencil stuff. I think that with patience and focus, you can achieve the same level in your digital work. Also, don't shy away from using a photo reference here and there. Don't use it like a study - simply extract what you need to so you can push your pieces forward. Anyway keep it up!
Also, I just read your entire recap of the SF Workshop on your blog. I have to give you a very large THANK YOU for that. I was extremely bummed that I couldn't attend, and just getting that glimpse from your perspective was extremely fulfilling. Obviously it could never compare to actually attending - but the time and care you put into the recap is extremely appreciated - at least by me.
Last edited by Veneq; August 17th, 2012 at 02:17 AM.
thanks skMOP. i was surprised too that MB tweeted the blog XD
sanakris! haha that's awesome dude. i wasn't expecting many from CA.org to be there but i keep hearing it from all over. hopefully i can attend next year's if there is one
lol ven. i'm glad google translator didn't butcher up your sentence completely when i converted it. yeah it's a shame about the concert D:" wish you could've attended the workshop instead!
alright ryan mcshane, i'll keep that in mind-- and it's something i hear often but don't do enough of. i'll practice with that !
ty Pierce. that means a lot and i'm really glad i could help bring some of the experience through the blog. i'm going to use references more often now as well, cheers! let's keep drawing~
quick pencils from observation. i feel like just sitting down and spending time with pencils again-- i dun like these haha
Last edited by teapo; August 23rd, 2012 at 03:26 AM.
i know what i said last time about big brush and everything, which is still true and all.
but like, you kill it with the pencils and have a crazy rendering style, you should totally bring that into your digital stuff! you don't have to make it look like the photo, you can do whatever the fuck you want your drawing it. If you really want to learn about blurs, rendering and all that, don't use a soft round- that's an easy way, sure it's more time efficient and i'm not saying don't use it ever, but you should try and capture it the long way first so you know what it is.
But the main thing I want to leave you with is to try making digital marks like your pencil marks.
Your making me feel lazy and everything man!
Just wanted to drop in and personally thank you for that Massive Black workshop review. It was an enjoyable read. Must've been an inspiring event that got you all pumped up and motivated. I would probably be speechless if I ever met those MB and SMV guys...
SB's looking great !
"All artists are prepared to suffer for their work, but why are so few prepared to learn to draw?"
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no problem ven. hope it continues to work well for you :3
thank you p sage! will do
fudgeloaf, going to try and finish him. lots of mistakes need to be fixed so i tried starting something else on the side haha
thanks ryan mcshane! see, that's the difficult thing-- trying to translate your pencil work to digital. when i make too many small marks to create my pencils i find that to be different when it comes to the digi paint D:"
ty ozark! glad you enjoyed the blog. definitely try to go to one in the future
i need to draw bigger when i draw people from observation!
the integrity of the sketch was lost when i started adding color D':
also... dat calf has issues D:
let's see if i can apply this armor study...
... to this
Last edited by teapo; August 23rd, 2012 at 03:22 AM.
I concur. The metal on the fantasy mumified thing in the last post reads really well. I love the sports studies and sketches on this page. The comment about the S7S tablet caught my interest too. The study looks good. Could you tell us a bit more about your experience with the device and what software and OS you use with it please? Or point me in the direction of where you might have done so already? Thank again. Cheers
someone's unique style is starting to show
excellent application of study sir!
awesome mate!!! You improved tons. Saw some figures with values from your imagination in the blog, and they are awesome!!! Keep up the great work !!!
@skMOP hey vince! i took a gander at your blog... bro, you've come a long way in such a short time... quite inspiring and i'm jealous! haha
@bbwolf hey bbwolf! sent a PM regarding the S7S.
@Jeremy Swan lol you think so? thanks
@kingkostas ty king, always good to see you around :3
wtf @ CA's file limit per post now guess i should probably updated this frequently again to avoid long posts.
amazing improvement!! were there particulatrily any good excercises for you to get a sense of your colour? oh btw are you currently attending a school right now?
check out my : SKETCHBOOK: All critiques much needed and WELCOMED!
Loads of cool studies. So much drawing from life. Amazing. i don´t really know what I could critique here. Thanks for the message on the S7S tablet. I will explore that more.
@wutangclam thanks wutang. i mainly look at artists i like and study their color palette but for learning color in general, still lifes help as well as photo studies . yes, i'm currently attending school but it's no art school if that's where you were getting at?
@bbwolf thanks bb. i know there are a lot of mistakes but don't feel pressured if you don't know what to crit on def. look into that s7s!
@Ludic thanks Ludic!
(all colored images in this post were done when i was messing with monitor calibration-- so the values will probably looked washed out )
(this one is embarrassing but i'll post it anyway haha... not finished, but i'm done with it )
if you know your own mistakes, then everything is good. Then I don´t need to go and find my professor hat. Good relaxing thing for me. Yay. I just love how you renderd that nice shiney armor.
Really good job and good likeness of contemporary, new polished steel plate.
About the Slate, I know of the big Samsung thing. I think its a good idea to combine the tablet with the pc. But alas, I am a die hard Mac user and hate Windows with a fervor. I am counting down
until the release of Windows 8 and then have another look at the thing. I am looking for something nice and small to paint and sketch on on the go and to show me portfolio. here´s hoping Apple
will have a good knew thing for me with the next keynote in two days.
@bbwolf hehe i understand. i was hesitant about getting the S7S as Win 8 is just around the corner and with Microsoft releasing Surface "D: ... but i couldn't wait any longer to replace my old laptop
@kiichi thaaank you
-some costume studies from a japanese fashion site
-then some line doodles afterwards
- more life sketches
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some oil paint experiments that i finally got around to getting a decent photo of
and since i've been doing so much line stuff as of late-- another line sketch.
(the chest area on his hakama looks a bit flat right now?)
Yo mate!!! Just wanna say i am amazed by your really fast improvement.Well you are working hard so no wonder. Btw i also had worked on some samurai character these days hehehe. Lets both keep up!!!