EvanCampbell: Thank you so much!
bharat: Thank you!
Ok, here's a crappy landscape (must..work..HARDER), a Bouguereau copy I started and some color keys for the caterpillar
I'm leaning towards the top right color test for the caterpillar.
Bouguereau rocks!! .
For the color study, I'm personally liking the one at the bottom right.
Icecold: Thank you! That's very kind of you
Shamagim: Oh yes, he rocks sooo hard!
I am so confused about the color tests ( I always am when I do this), I see how the bottom right is more "harmonious" but the top right has this psychedelic groovy sort of thing going on that I like too. Ahh!
Another landscape for today, from ref. Keeping it loose. I am going to try and do these more often till I get confident enough to attempt environments of my own.
Any tips and help with resources for environments would be most appreciated!
Started work on the final image. About 2 hours into it, most of which was tweaking the background color over and over and over again .
I decided the black curvy thingy on the caterpillar wasn't really working, will go back to the glowy simpler forms in the previous value study.
Need to start adding more variation in the colors on the body, I thought I'd start with a fresh eye.
new one looks pretty sexy already. don't forget to use that nice abstracty background to point the eyes where you want them to go. for the value/color studies, i think i like top right one best.
edit: also, consider exactly where the caterpillar sits in space compositionally too. right now the bottom of his body splits the canvas in half, and the side of his body splits the canvas the other direction. that, along with the central placement of the shroom, makes him feel, more or less, very intentionally centered. didn't seem to be happening in the thumbs. i'd kind of like to see a version where the upper half of the shroom and the caterpillar are both flipped horizontally. people will generally look in the direction your characters head is pointing, so that flip would allow the picture to read from the left to right (alice looking up/right, caterpillar looking down/left). dunno, i could just be talking out my ass.
i'm digging the quick leg/hand study from the top of the page. very nice!
Last edited by sourgasm; December 26th, 2009 at 11:02 PM.
sourgasm: That paintover was FANTASTIC! I started following it but I fucked up my painting even more (icky yellow bg , blehhhhhhh) So I decided to start all over again. But thank you sooooo much!
Krato: Thank you!!
Here's a quick 20 min one for today. I spent all day trying to fix the Caterpillar, such a waste of time
The orig drawing was by a friend, I just painted it.
That's some really nice and quick painting for your friend's drawing . I love the environment study as well.
Good luck with the caterpillar, I know how long illustrations can sometimes turn into sand traps .
llex_paul: Thanks! I'm glad you like those, they weren't working very well in the final painting unfortunately though. I'm going to do some more color studies
Shamagim: Thanks! Needed something to show for the day Need to do more environments!
Here's a figure study for today. About 1h15min, still a WIP. Will add hands/feet/head/ later! I should probably be practicing drawing hands and feet first.
Ref from http://www.characterdesigns.com/band...et_038_162.jpg
Very subtle work , I must say. You could teach more than a few things about edge handling.
Its sad the even though I always appreciated your work I never really posted here. Problem solved I suppose. HEh.
AWesome stuff. Subscribed. STarred.
One thing that helped me with environments was to paint lots and lots of quick little thumbnails, trying to capture the light and textures with the minimum amount of strokes.
Here is an example of how I did it:
DanielC: Thanks! I'm glad you like it I'll finish it off and post in a day or 2.
bhanu: Thanks for stopping by Yay desis!
Chupacabra: Thank you SO much for that! I did some thumbnails and I think I already got a slight hang of it between the first and the third. I'll keep posting these regularly, please feel free to tear them apart.
For today! :
edit:The third one looks really flat on this machine (I'm using my sister's laptop to upload), I'm going to go back and check and fix it.
Last edited by Iridyse; December 31st, 2009 at 11:22 AM.
My fav. is the first one, the light on clouds is masterly. I think the last one is the flatest of the lot, maybe have a contrast in the temperature on foreground and background. If you look at the snowcovered mountains one notices that the the shadows and qute warm, maybe tweek that a little bit.
lovely lovely. one of favorite SB's. very inspiring stuff
bhanu: Yea, that last one got really flat, didn't it. I'll keep atmospheric persp in mind for the next ones. Thanks for stopping by!
llex_paul: Thank you! I am almost done with it, I'll post it soon.
Benjie: Thanks very much!
Chupacabra: Thank you! Broader brushstrokes coming your way soon! Damn I should do these more.
Denzo: Thanks for the kind words!
BohemianChaos: Yep all digital. Thank you!!
Here's some doodles for the Team Chow. My cards are the Fool and the 7 of Pentacles. The last ones are the latest. Please check the thread for some AWESOME work by my supertalented teammates, go Vampire Churritos!(link in the signature )
Last edited by Iridyse; January 15th, 2010 at 05:44 AM.
I'm looking in a bit late on this...but very nice start. You've prob made your decision...but I like the closed eyes.
Looking forward to seeing it done. ( ? )
xinranliu: Thank you! I went with the eyes opened for the longest time, but I felt the closed eyes went better with the card (blind faith..heh) .
NR43: Thank you! I think I fixed it in the final.
Brushcommander: Thank you!!
Jephyr X: Thanks! I went with the closed eyes. Here's the final!
It's been a crazy month but I finally managed to finish off the cards! I'm not happy with them, but I'm glad its over, I realized how much more I needed to study/learn.