That's a great looking sketch of your Dad, Raffix. Keep it up.
The thread lives onJune 21st, 2009
17 years old, 5 months to build a kickass Foundation portfolio
Cool you got into art school; you have improved in the 23 months since June '09
The kickass Foundation portfolio goal lives on!! Go go go!!
Hey raffix, your work is really great, you use a wide range of media and that's awesome.
I want to see more watercolors from you!
Right now I think your pencil work is the strongest, you're doing right by exercising with pens and inks more lately.
Keep it up, I'll be around! *subscribes*
Thanks a lot everyone (: means a lot.
TheFallenAngel: yeah i do a-level art but ive just left school so almost finished it all now. hope to geta pic of my final piece to put here soon.
not been so good at updating but hopefully will be doing more now.
couple of studies, van gogh first, my first proper try with oil paints so not too unhappy, and a pencil study of this savage painting by frederic leighton, check him out
Those last two studies are looking good. Never used oils myself so I have no advice, but it's good to see you experimenting more with paint.
Pencils looking good as usual and here's hoping you keep up the good work! (and good luck on your exams)
cheers Naidy. ive been thrown out of most of my subjects for being shit though, so art is basically the only exam i have now
digital study of the same painting. pretty crude approach as i have no idea what im doing when it comes to digital painting/colour theory. any helpful links people have would be great.
enjoyed painting it though
Hey Raffix really nice effort with that oil painting. I like what you have done with it. The Leighton studies also look good and you have a good sense of form in them. Here's a link which might help you out with your digital painting
I haven't watched them yet myself but I've read a couple of other members give the site the thumbs up so it might just help you. Also don't worry too much about not doing well in your other subjects. Just put all your focus and energy into your art and the rest will come latter in life.
cheers for the link marian an the words
started a sp while listening to sam and mile's stream but gave up on the painting bit, really stupid. least im doing some more work now i suppose
Hey you're really getting back into the roll of things. Liking the paint practice, the yellows and reds are interesting. Think though, her skin seems too cold to me. I don't know. Keep on playing with the colours, other than that I like it.
Annnnd the selfportrait sketch looks good, the left eye might be smaller than the right though, not too sure since I don't have much of a critical eye.
STILL, I am glad to see you updating more, hope you keep up the good work.
Love the Leighton study (well, love Leighton, I've just seen a show in Rome with many of his paintings and even some sculpture, he was a GENIUS), both digital and traditional!
May I suggest you to buy the absolute must: Color and Light by James Gurney?
Since you're also interested in oil painting and the book applies to any medium, I think you could learn a lot from it. It's quite cheap on Amazon! You'll learn something new every time you read it, and you'll refer to it anytime you have to paint something from life, I swear!
Ariel9 - cheers
sorry should save up some images then post them all in one go, im not just trying to bump my thread i promise
value sp from life
Hi! I hope you don't mind me creeping on your Sketchbook. :B
Anyway, that self portrait look really good! The shading is great, though the values could maybe be pushed a little more. The form of the nose and lips look spot on, and that highlight on the lip really helps the image pop.
Lastly, I think the right eye should be a bit closer to the nose from that angle.
And, uhh, that's all. Great work!
cheers Clur yeah ur right about the eye
did some studies of different costumes, thought it would be a good way of practicing figure drawing, rendering and character design all in one go. dunno, maybe it worked.
scanner fucked with the values so bad though
I've gone back a little through your sketchbook and I can totally see progress. Keep up the good work!
"This is a paint and pixel-splattered furnace that forges the swords of artistic mastery. This is a place where swarthy and belligerent dwarves drink turpentine mead, berate their apprentices and slap the trade into their skulls. It's where the anvils are made of graphite, the hammers are as true as rectangular marquee selections and the fires burn with the light of a thousand lensflares." --Jason Rainville
wooden mango - cheers
i seem to look completely different in all my sp's....
look about 10 in this one
edit: eyes are too low, top of head too big. this is shit
Last edited by Raffix; June 8th, 2011 at 10:21 AM.
Just stopping by:
The soilder in the upper right of your latest post with the crossbow looks exceptionally well done.
I'm also digging your paintings - keep at those.
Sketchbook: There and Back again Updated- 7/04/12
someone from my age! I really admire your work, you're at a whole other leven them me (:
hope to see more!
With digital there are so many ways to do it and I'm not an expert, but like most things - big to little. I block the main colours in and then a few shadows and then lower the opacity to get a more blended look colour picking each blend. It's a bit harder than oils in that respect.
And don't knock making yourself too young, you'll need that when you're my age, and of course people will want to be flattered.
I flunked my A levels because of art: Physics, Maths & Further Maths. Shame really as I enjoyed Pure Maths.
Hey there! Nice to see you keeping on those studies! I love your pencil works! Just keep on trucking! you can do it!
An interesting change of pace would be creature and animal studies and concepts!
raminafshari - cheers dude
Ariel9 - thanks a lot
pretty pleased with sundays work:
self-portrait -> didnt capture the likeness but captured the lighting situation pretty well: low light, mostly lit from a computer screen.
Zorn study - zorn is the boss
what's up Raff? haven't stopped by in some time...and you've been chugging along nicely
have I ever mentioned I have this huge weak spot for large roughly shaded areas of negative space because that Zorn study totally hit the spot
not much else to offer other than encouragement, and to fix proportion mistakes early if you happen to spot them because your eyes look a bit far apart (apologies in advance if that's actually the case and I've offended you)
you've really improved since I last checked here.You are in right way go on
my sketchbook http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=173397