@Corean, Puffynose, Sirielle Thanks.
@Ivan Turcin Yeah, I really need to put my nose to the grindstone. I post very little of what I draw on here, so I draw more than you'd think if you're just judging by what's on this sketchbook, but I often skip days or draw very little.
@tobbA I will do my best to sate your thirst for moar.
I've mostly been doing pencil anatomy studies and ink drawings from life in the sketchbook, but I've been in a bit of a rut the last few days so I pulled out the tablet and did this today. Seems more interesting than Bridgman feet so I figured I'd stick it up.
Really struggled with the peach, texture especially. Just ended up going back over it with hard round and then struggling some more with turning the form. Any pointers on texture?
Hey man, that portrait and the first landscape study have good things going on in them, basically because the structure is clear and simple. I agree that you could use bigger brushes. Start with bigger, more unified planes and break them down to smaller ones. Try to concieve every brush strokes as if you were a sculptor; either removing or adding clay. As for colours...it's all about the relationships here. When you are observing, shoot first for the 'middle ground', the most average colour values that span across big areas. Proceed to sculpt in planes, keeping all the relationships in hue/value/chroma within the border of the canvas in mind.
@aLDoDarK Thanks, man.
@AndreasM Woah, thanks for all the advice. I'm a bit ashamed to say I already knew that I should be blocking in major planes and working small, but of course it's obvious that I wasn't. Having you say it, though, and forcing myself to do it while studying, really seems to be helping. Thanks again!
Recently rediscovered this song on an old mix CD I found while cleaning my car. Hooked on these guys at the moment:
I've been doing a couple sketches with brush and nib in addition to my normal still life and anatomy stuff, just trying to get the feel for the medium and the kind of decision making it requires. Here's a couple of the least sucky ones:
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Messed with this for an hour or two, practicing painting with a limited palette. From reference.
Great work, Prison Mike!
I really like your ink sketches above, and the Mark Twain quote. It's helpful to see your progress, and it's also cool to see the videos you're posting. I'm guessing you're like me in that the music you listen to inspires and informs the art you then create.
I hope to see more!
Here's my Book of Sketches
"Anything you can imagine is real." --Pablo Picasso
"Nothing says, 'I couldn't care less' like Times New Roman." --Me