Now this is what we call an update. Massive cake like comeback with a surprise cherry
on the top of it. As soon as I saw your reply the first thing that came to my mind, is the
livestreams that you did earlier, man that was so cool, I remember the days. Do you still
do it, do you still paint on live stream? I can see that you’ve been working diligently and
hard at the same time, tremendous improvements, I think that you’ve kickstarted a small
revelation inside our hearts. The values and the colors, sharper than ever, you’ve
worked on your weak areas and proved that there can be only one. The skintones the
smooth blending on that rock sitting angel is just fantastic. How do you do that?
I see that you are experimenting with different styles, but I think that the best suits you
is that like you did on that angel that I previously mentioned, and on that female painting
below the nose studies. When it comes down to material studies, that’s where your talent
really shines. Those two poses referenced from DA is top notch, I don’t know what to
say, you’ve improved big time. Happy I am cause you are back, and happy cause you’ve
updated. Hope that you will keep your activity on a solid level, and that we will be able
to exchange our opinions more in the near future. And before I go, I have a question
about that metal armor painting in your post #542, the second painting in that post,
the one below the fire painting, the one named Gobling2. Can you explain shortly
how did you painted that shiny armor, or have a tutorial somewhere for it?
Cause it looks awesome, you’ve did a marvelous job there.
Fortune and glory is what awaits you,
fortune and glory, no doubt about that, you just keep dusting down the old brown hat,
just as you caress the freshly bathed cat.
Thanks for commenting on my sketchbook, I appreciate it very much.
YOW HOT SKETCHBOOK! Such a nice improvement over time
I love how you are able to capture such emotion and movement with your color choices and after effects
I had to look awhile at your sketchbook to see if I could give any helpful comments like you gave for me....
And came up with this:
I think the reason why everything looks so emotive, besides your lovely choice of colors and expression..
Is that your brustrokes are very soft, and I found that in many of your drawings there is little varying edge.
What I mean by this is, all the edges are soft or all edges are very firm... not much variation
I've noticed improvement of this (such as #545 post archer girl), but I think you should play with it a bit more in your future pieces too.
Also more consistent postings >:0
Sorry... that's all I can see with my current skill lvl right now D:
Maybe when I improve I can give more experienced advice.
Keep up the awesomness!
Just wanted to say that your sketchbook is very inspiring. :> You have improved so much over the years, please do post moar!
Thanks for dropping by my SB. This is coming along really well. I looked over the stuff you had on DA first and I was going to say that some of the facial anatomy for the females was looking off; but after all these studies you clearly have made some huge leaps. I feel like you might want to try some more figures in motion. There are a couple here, but overall the figures are often static; sitting or crouching. Just something you might wanna throw some time at. Wonderful work! Look forward to seeing you around the site!
Hi, thanks for the comment in my SB. After looking through your SB, I'd have to say that I think you are combining
the perfect amount of work from imagination and study. I'd also like to say that your rendering is just so... juicy!
There is a certain volume/"thickness" to your paintings that I'm finding to be very pleasing to the eye. I like how
you are achieving a chiaroscuro effect in many of your paintings. Also, your improvement from page 1 to this page is
astounding, to say the least. I can't wait to see more updates from you so please keep up the wonderful work!
It's only a soft brush, with some hilights made with the same soft brush set to color dodge. Those scratches you see, were made with a custom brush that's kinda like that. It's nothing much. If you wish I could make a detailed tutorial in my free time. Thank you for your support and kind words. It's always good to be around
Thanks for comment, kind words and critz. I appreciate it
Thank you. And here's more
Faces are a struggle for me. Even I did all those studies I feel I have a lot of work to do. But hey, the day will come when I'll nail it, right? Thanks for comment ;>
Thank you. Much love
I'm baack. Been a while. Trying to be more active on the forums, but I really like to post when I have something worth showing. So updates are not as frequent as I'd like them to be. I'll try better next time. Here's my experiments with brush strokes reinforced with jaime jones studies. Trying get out of painting everything with soft brush habit. It ain't easy. Thank you guys for all the feedback and flattering comments. I really appreciate them ;3 Today I'm kinda tired but I'll reply in your threads really soon. Cheers
and some stuff from work, i'm allowed to show
really nice characters you got there
This is a nice batch of evident improvements, you got much better
with the proportions, especially on the portraits, the colors are great,
the only thing, just as they said above in one of the posts, that you should
pay attention on the edges, there are paintings where are no hard edges
at all, and there are paintings where there are no soft edges at all. Mostly
you are working too soft, which I don’t really like (me personally), so you
should just threw in some hard ones, for example under the female portraits
chin, or where the hair meets the dark background of the painting. I was never
too much into cars, maybe that’s why I never try to paint them or to draw them,
and I was never after some fancy motion blur effects, but you pulled those things
off pretty well. My favorite from this last update is the two girl portraits, but more
the ‘mira2’ one. Keep going straight and never stop to update.
Thank you for the tutorial offer, you don't have to do it,
I just saved your painting and try to apply the metal effect from
it when I'll need it. Thanks once more.
Hey, I think you're doing really well in your photo and master studies and those racing images are great. I'd try to think more about what you're doing in your studies and actively apply that to your imagination portraits. I think you're hitting the form better and holding off on the textures way more in your studies which might be of benefit in your imagination work too. Keep working
Great sketchbook and fantastic improvements . Very inspiring! Keep rocking it!
"A man chooses. A slave obeys."
nice paintings >_> you are just going as hard as the cars you painted ¦D go go go!
http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=271143 <- Sketchbook >¦¬D