It's working now. Thanks Sterling! Rock on, scooter!
It's working now. Thanks Sterling! Rock on, scooter!
Here's and update on Nick Cave. Was struggeling a bit on choosing a background and deside on the colors. I coud'nt deside on the table so I just left it like this. Any suggestions or crit from anybody is very welcome! Worked on it so long i lost my objectivity.
first steps: http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...&postcount=175
posting my final Jack Nicholson here. I think I still could keep painting for hours from this point on but when you find yourself just pushing things back and forth its usually time to stop.
I tried to apply all points of critique given in class. Besides, I noticed that most people recognized some Jack Nicholsonesk things, but were confused because there is also a lot from other people in it so I tried to bring more Jack into that face. Reviewing my first steps in the painting process, I realized that the likeness in the "final drawing" was quite ok, but I kept losing it throughout the process.
how do you deal with likeness during the painting process? do you constantly use reference to avoid losing/overdoing the likeness/characteristics ?
anyhow, I really learned a ton last week and the critique session was GREAT!
see you in class tonight!
(steps of the process and final; the second img was the one I showed in class)
EDIT: I sized the imgs down so they fit on your screen
Last edited by Φ; February 15th, 2010 at 05:43 PM.
i hope you like it, it is my newest update, i have not really finished the trousers and the basket but everything else is almost finished i think ^^
Using Jason Chan's overlay method for coloring, need to learn my own original way.
Jamba Was Here
Some amazing results rolling in here!
Here's the latest on Tom - I've been trying to take on BRINKMAN's comments as well as various bits from all the other amazing classes we've been having!
Still wasn't feeling like Tom so I did a couple studies from some of the ref I have gathered.
That got me feeling pretty good and with a lot of tracing paper and photoshop layers I've arrived at:
Dang profiles are hard! At this point I think I may be content to try to finish the piece even if I haven't nailed the likeness.
Paul Tucker: I love the last image. There is such a huge improvement. You lost the "cartoony" lips and really added some age lines. I am not familiar with the musician, but I know he is older and smokes alot. I get the idea that he might be like Clint Eastwood, where the more you mess his face up... the better it looks.
Keep up the work and keep that awesome profile for him blowing smoke rings, or at least the lips.
Also, I believe that smoke rings get larger the longer they last until they get so large they disperse into invisibility. However, the rings in the last image looks much more believable. maybe this was just because you spent more time on them. Make sure you get this down, because it will be noticeable if you get it wrong
Here is another WIP of my conceptual portrait of Christopher Walkin. Going to take a break and come back to it.
(Inkdrop: Thank you for the 'Rolling Stone' title link. )
Last edited by Ted E.; February 28th, 2010 at 02:36 AM.
This is really great! I am glad you haven't over worked it. Just finish the pants with the same understanding as the rest of the piece and the leave it alone.
This is a very fun piece and smart!
I would suggest playing with the sky color, it blue is to saturated. Try making it more of a grey, warmer it does not fit the pallet of the rest of the piece. The color should suggest a mood!
Here is my Final, (I hope hehe)Thanks for all
Thyname - Thanks for the encouraging words and comments. I tried to take your suggestions on board as I worked towards a final.
Here is the latest. First up - Tommy Krueger - I got way carried away in Photoshop and I ended up transforming my drawing into exactly Freddy Krueger.
So that obviously wasn't gonna cut it (bad pun) - so here is attempt #2. I'm liking this one much better!
I finally settled on something... After all this time I realized that one of my first ideas had the potential to say everything in the simplest way.
So. In case you aren't aware of what I'm doing: Terry Pratchett. Fantasy Author. Alzheimer's. Wants the right to assisted suicide. Rather go peacefully before the disease gets him.
Thumbnails. Composition. Abstract shapes and values.
I can't believe it took me this long to finally work on my portrait after the amazing crits from Chris.
Here are my notes:
Bring Focus to the Face
Push back Buildings
Choppy water conflicts, tone it down
dusk water isn't that choppy
Rim light on the face from the sunset
10% darker to shirt, it is over-competing
Those were the things that I wrote down, and is the before and after. I changes are kinda subtle but they make all the difference. Chris had mentioned that in the first version, his jacket clearly was the front most object, but his head wasn't necessarily reading as in the front. By knocking back the building and adding the small amount of rim lighting. There is now no mistake that his face is the focal point.
Thank you Chris, Brent, and John for the advice and the paint over.
wuhuu thanks john i am always very glad when people enjoy my work but it is more exiting when a amazing artist like you do that.
thank you very much.
Finally done. Not loathe to coming back to it if need be, though.
Oops. Forgot the eyebrows. I always do.