Decided to finish that hide picture...
Ok. Decided to try my hand on posemaniacs again... I must have learned something since last time i did it because then i remember having trouble getting the whole figure down...
An update on the supergirl from before
Also an update on my current WIP... Not done yet. Hair looks like it has seaweed in it and the gun belt is a lesser disaster...
Ok two weeks since last update. Oh well. I haven't been doing nothing if that's what you think..
Here's some new stuff
Anatomy/skin tone studies (last one has some proportion issues though...)
As well as DSG #1463
Last edited by tobbA; March 3rd, 2009 at 10:00 AM.
Wow man AWESOME start. Haha you're much further down your road than I am, and looks like you've got portraits DOWN. I really like the heroes portraits in the beginning .
I guess my only criticism would be to work on some of these a little longer, in the paintings they all look like solid foundations just need to go in and pretty 'em up!
Thanks for stopping by my sketchbook!
Critiques and advice welcome!
"Pick up that pencil and start changing your life..."
hey there tobba; does all watercolor frustrate you too? it just wont let you put in some nice hard shadows. I usually cheat and use ink on the side :p
that admiral portrait is really spiffing; good use of brush to get some feeling of texture.
there's some real issues with that DSG though. the perspective of the shoulder pads and hips particulary clash. I think my best advice to you right now is, study basic perspective, then study how to use it in the human figure.
Ashess: Thanks... Yeah. Those are a bit frustrating. I'm still learning though so I don't really expect it to be 100% easy. In some recent ones I did i've put in more black. I've heard you should not use black especialy with water colors but I don't really know what that's supposed to mean... if it's just not pure black or no black at all.. Any way I think it helps. Ink might be worth trying out
Hm. Yeah. I really feel there's something about the hips not making sence. I just thought it was the pose but it might be the perspective as well
morning off so back here again
the hips suggest he's got them jugged out to one side. but the legs go down straight. by the looks of your anatomy studies I think you know that's impossible. try making lines from fooot to foot, knee to knee, hipbone to hipbone and shoulder to shoulder. it doesnt add up; that's the main problem I see.
anyway, ye true black in water color. or in any painting is usually a bad idea. or so they say
Welcome aboard our sketchgroup!
Now, I see a lot of exploration of colour. Excellent, keep doing that.
I suggest you look of the figural compostion to help guide the eye, study more compostion!
There are some notes by a frank reailly student about figural compostion that you chould profit off. (You'd have to get the book and read the figure painting stuff.) Heres a preview. But not all of it.
Don't be afraid to rework!
Ashess: Thanks! I think I just need to do more studies. I'm still a little rusty when it comes to making characters..
Fitzin: Thanks! I'll try to look into these things
I'll throw in my latest painting as well
Last edited by tobbA; March 23rd, 2009 at 03:05 PM.
hey tobba; I think you've come to the point where you should stop drawing as much what you see, and start drawing (or, with watercolors, painting) what you want to show. take a moment to look at your subject; make a choice: choose one thing that you find most striking about your subject. then confey it to us in your painting.
Diggin' those watercolors and your digitals are comin' right along, too!
Keep at those anatomy studies and keep drawing from reference, especially full-body poses (practice drawing how people stand, for instance)... draw draw draw!
Look, see! Nifty art! http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=99803
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Nice to see some more work.
My crit to that zelda painting.
The edges need work to help convey believability >>> Elwells Tut on in, He also says how they relate to other things like planes. Also check out gregs little tut.
Keep working on those values, you need more form with you work, Study them!. Loomis to Robert Beverly Hale and others. Work on those Relationships on the whole especially.
I've repeated this from time to time and I'm passing it on again, Make sure you Ref your work on principles, (Like Loomis and Bridgman and stuff off this site) In case you missed anything.
Some Reeeeeeealy longer ass studys whould help for you to understand refinement. Its like taking your time... on crack!
I am the WORST SSB MEMBER EVER. Sorry for my absence, I'll try to comment on every update now that the WS is over. =)
Work on values. Most artists will tell you that they are the single most important part of an image. They can make it or break it. Easiest way to check them is to just throw a plain white layer on top of all of your work in photoshop and set it to color. Then you can just toggle its visibility to check how your work looks in greyscale as you go. If the values don't read well, the image as a whole won't read well.
Post mooooooooore! =)
Ashess, Thanks. I'll try doing that
AmontilladoAg, thanks, i'll do my best
Fitzin, Thanks. Good advice there. I'll try to do some very long studies... sounds like it could be interesting
Mock, Well, I feel a bit crappy too, here I haven't posted in like two weeks pld: Haha, I don't feel so bad when there are others who are as bad though X) I guess I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed. I'm gonna try and post most of the work I do and comment a bit more, thing is I don't feel very confident about giving crits though, most of the poeple here seem to know more than I do
Anyway... values, will get slain with a mighty sword, soon...
In the meantime a few pretty girl studies
hey there tobbA; great job on those girls. I take it these are from picture ref? watch those knees on the last one btw..
also, remember this isnt about copying the picture, but about understanding the structure underneath. you're getting things in the right place; that's important, now its time to really understand how and why. hey :p still hard 4 me too. but gotto try right?
Yeah... I'll try and study the muscles and such more... I'm slacking off a bit at that... But it's pretty booring ^^'
Here are a few water colors. Was at our summer cabin today so I tried to paint our garden... My sister and my nephew joined the picture as well. Didn't have time to finish... And the two of them left half way through so their colors are mostly guess work and me playing around
Second is the cake we ate...
Last edited by tobbA; April 11th, 2009 at 06:13 PM.
hey ther TobbA;
wow, our sketchgroup got all quit in my week of absense, didn't it? no matter; I'm sure the other'll be back after easter.
'bout the last pieces; I wouldnt recommend using a pencil to sketch your work and then color it with aquarel like you did in the first one. it confines watercolors to a 'color' in tool and stops you from sculpting with it.
you can use a pen or bamboo stick with a little very thick watercolor (some colors let you do this) to get some sharp lines.
I also think you need to work on paper at least 2ce as big as this. I'm not sure but I think you're using a4. if that's the case, I'd got for a2 if you can. but a3 will allready make things easier.