Your figure work is getting a lot better. Next time you do them try to draw them as 3d objects instead of outlines. focus on these, and I think your stuff will take a huge leap.
Nettle_Mountain : Thanks dude !
lilnebo : yeah, i painted baby you ! Well, i don't think i'll continu this one, but start a new baby nibras pic, and be focused on the shapes, the values, etc, what i did was a big crap ! Anyway thanks
courtyard : thanks man, i'll try to draw bigger next time, on an A3 sheet !
darknight : thanks dude
jackpot_anjr90 : Haha, yeah, have to work on so much things, but yeah, i'm begin to understand hand's shapes, but i still sucks at feet, so i'll def do more studies, i'll be back to bridgman too, i missed him :p Anyway, thanks !
FraserMcT : Thanks honey Yeah, i'm beginning to more think about the shapes and stuff rather that outlines !
Well today, some shitty stuff i don't even want to comment them
Wow, nice self portraits. The cranium on the paintings looks a bit wacky, perhaps a bit too far to the right?
And your thread title is hilarious....
Some great stuff in here dude, you pretty much got all bases covered: perspective, anatomy, life, imagination, everything! If you can keep it up you will go far.
I see you suffer from hesitant line syndrome like me, I've found either slow down and think the stroke through, or speed up and get a bit looser to be good solutions to this (when I remember to do it).
I really like that study you did of the ball in that photograph, I'll definitely be trying that one so thanks!
Looking forward to your Newborn entry, keep it up.
Like dan said you're kickin' it the right way here, just need to keep pushing, observing noticing etc.
one thing that might help is when you do a self portrait (assuming it's from a photo) post up your reference too. It's hard to pin down exactly what's going good and what can be improved when everything's out of context. I see that your eyes are becoming more natural and less open and this is great. Other than that though we might be able to give more specific advice on observation etc. with ref pictures
hey firstly thanks for checking by my sketchbook, kind words
Progress is evident in here dude, looking good, keep going and pushing
jus a lil tip, when doing those self portraits, try not to use solid black, instead just go for a dark near black/grey, as black makes things look rather flat and have no form, and not many things are actually true black in real life.
keep up the good work
All the best dude
Getting there. Figures are getting way better, in the newest, her breasts seem really high, other than that it is a huge improvement.
Keep at it sonnyjim.
keep going : D
Like that digital SP, it's another step up from your other SPs. That gleaming object you painted (sorry, i can't tell what it is ) could do with some more defined edges. Keep up the pace, you're doing very well.
hey thx for stoping by in my sb!
you have good studies here, great progress! your animations are cool. looking forward for nice updates!
Amazing progress here Walid! ow je vois que tu parles français donc, je ne sais pas si tu connais, sur le coup on ne vois pas tout les défauts d'anatomie, mais après quelques jours reviens sur ton croquis pour le continuer tu y verras mieux les problèmes
Sup dude, great progress happening, loving the sb's and sp's I strongly agree with miles, you do have a tendency to draw eyes a little to big, and on a personal note from me to close to the nose. But yeah building up a darker background defiantly helps me esspecially if its a portrait and your tring so hard to tone the dam thing! make life easier on your self, if you layers you can always change the backgroud later and ajust the forground levels acordingly. Anyway keep it up and don't steel peoples titles ha ha, but I'm sure everyone one wants to work for massive black.
Hey Walid... man your determination is impressive! What a crazy ton of work you are showing... and tons of improvement too. Keep it up! As far as critiques go, I would like to see you work more in pencil (or maybe just scan more of that? haha) because your digital work (both tonal stuff and colours) is stronger than your pencil linework and tones.
Keep it up bud!
Aaron Death : thanks man !
danlambert : thanks
Jason Rainville : Thanks for your advices ! But my selfportraits are from life, got a big mirror on my desk
Ghostbrush : ok, i won't use pure black for my paintings, anymore ! Thanks dude !
FraserMcT : Thanks bro !
hunchback : ok dude
walnut : Thanks ! I dunno how to call the metalic object too :p
zweiDee : thanks dude !
towy : Merci pour tes conseils
Anup1 : i'll try to keep it up !
Jeremy Swan : Thanks man for your advices ! i'll follow it !
Shalite : thanks boo !
Porg : thanks ! Yeah, i'll ddef try to do some skeleton poses, and i'll also overpaint photos with skeletons etc !
Ookchk : Thanks ! Yeah, i'll work more on my pencil skills during the holidays, i really need to improve my drawing skills, and my anatomy knowledge ! I'll do some traditionnal painting too
Well, here is the stuff from yesterday ! Sp, bodies from imagination, and a quick enviro ! From now i'll work on faces and on improving my rendering skills !
Last edited by kikindaface; March 1st, 2011 at 11:56 AM.
really nice sketches, your proportions are looking good and your digital work is getting nice.
your brushstrokes look real effiecient in that self portrait, just i think you could have defined the planes even more clearly (darker value on the side facing away for example).
and shalite said to say thank you to you for nudging her to contact me on my da. ;P
so thanks, it's good to be back.
Nice environment sketch.
One thing I would note about your figures are that they look quite stiff. I would advise doing some gestures, and hold your pencil like you would a paintbrush, or side held.
Self portrait is a huge improvement, glad you managed to push through the phase you had with a square on face.
Keep at it!
nice going here dude, dig all those studies..the bargue stuff is great.
by simplifying using those straight edges and angles makes it easier to understand the planes and the general shape/pespective. at the same time your edges gain a lot of character..
try use this device every time you start something
sup Walid D
Man your improving with every post!
Keep up the hardwork it sure is paying off.
Till next time -Omerta
sketchbook updated October 6th
Sorry I haven't posted more, there's some real improvement in your self portraits and your figures. I can tell you're paying more attention to form now, your linework is more subtle, nice work! Make sure you keep drawing hands and feet, you seem to be missing them in those figure drawings... even just block them in as simple shapes, but don't hide them!
DigitallyDumbfounded : Thank you for your comment ! And yeah, i had to nudge her to contact you, she was too shy ! Anyway, it's cool you're back ! now kick our ass with your badass art
FraserMcT : Ok, thanks, i'll try to avoid stiff poses now
shardana : thanks for your advices ! i'll do more bargue studies and yeah, i have to more think about block in stuff like in the bargues studies thanks for remind me that !
OmertA : thanks for looking at my sb dude ! C you
Man Made God : Thanks dude, you're right, i should draw them, and study them ! I will !
Razorb : thanks dude
Well today, worked on my rendering skills :/ it sucks as hell, but i'll do better tomorow
I like your rendering on these recent ones! Hatching in correlation to planes is interesting, sort of 'sculpting' with a pencil. May i suggest some blind contours? Looks good in here, keep up the hard work!
Like the SP, you should try doing one with more render.
wow I"m really digging the value studies! With your figure drawings, it seems your thinning out the arms a bit too much a they get closer to the hand, just watch out for that
oh dear, that´s funny i´m every 2nd day on your sketchbook and everytime i want to write something but i don´t have any advice,you´re just doing well and is interesting how your style ist developing in a ver positive way.
your self portraits are going to be very solid. keep em up, and don´t be afraid to repeat a position, it´s good to learn shading-by the way, you´re shading at the last post looks very well!i especially like the mouse( hope they have the same name in english)
i have the same salt/pepper shaker , the silver thin right there in post 334
i´m going to draw the als and peper shaker as fast as possible.
said enough, kep the up the good work, i´ll post more when i have any advice, i promise
so, keep up the good work, you´re on the right way!
Nice rendering studies. I'm sure they will help a lot.
Anyway, on the mouse drawing, you can unify the shading a lot by shading across the whole shaded side of the mouse. So not only the forms turn around the details, but the big shape as well. Not sure if that makes sense.............
Very fresh new work, I like the variety of everything you're putting in here! I like the self portraits and all the other studies. Keep those going because those seem like they could really benefit you if you continue em! I like the basic shape renderings you've got on this page too.
I don't know if it's just the scanner or not, but I think you could push your values more on those studies! My only other critique is that in your self portraits you may just be drawing your eyes a bit too big? Maybe...just measure twice next time I guess! Maybe I'm full of shit. :3
Also, you commented in my sb and I wanted to ask-- what's wrong with using square brushes?! :3