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Introduction: Born in '85. I like to sign my pieces "Niilo", which is my first name, but not the name most people know me by. I occasionally do DSG. End of intro.
None of these painting and sketches are older than january of 2005.
Charcoal. 1h 30m. A2 size paper.
My first acrylic. About an hour and a half.
My second acrylic. About 1h.
Charcoal. About 45m.
"Apple". Third acrylic. About 50 minutes.
"Nectarine". Fifth acrylic. About 50m. Done a few hours ago.
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Last edited by aprat; July 12th, 2005 at 05:32 PM.
About 15 minutes each. Watery acrylics, from ref.
Quite happy with the first one.
"Copper Lamp". About 30 minutes. I exaggerated the more suble tones on purpose. From life.
Last edited by aprat; July 12th, 2005 at 01:50 PM.
"Nectarine: The Sequel" Over an hour. Not too happy with it. From life.
Last edited by aprat; July 12th, 2005 at 01:49 PM.
Hello, I will say that, while I cant afford acrylics, from a time or money stand point I did enjoy working with them is school... This is what I learned. When doing people you seem to have a nice grasp of the human figure, while a little distorted, try to use a mixture of colors, one as a base a darker tone, and a lighter that can be used for your highlights for the peice. This can be very helpful if you have a simple subject or little time. The more time the more improvement you will see but from what you do have concentrate not neccisarily super fine detail (or my spelling ) but getting some basic forms down. I will try to keep up with your sketch book and till then enjoy I will try to keep checking the sketch book to see how you do.
Take what I say with a grain of salt, just dont use it to stop all the potiential growth.
Sly's hand - Thanks for the advice.
"Betty". An hour and a half. Had a concept with it, but messed it up. From ref.
"Victoria" Two hours, maybe more. From ref.
I'll probably be making more of these quick anatomy sketches in the future.
All from ref.
About 7 minutes.
Messed this one up, so it cut it short.
Now we're talking! About 7 min.
5 - 6 minutes.
Hmm, I like your art. On the quick anatomy sketches, I'd say don't take more than a minute per. Try to get the basic form down in a few quick strokes. Atleast, that's how I see it. Form is important in gestures.
However, I really do advise doing some semi-detailed anatomy sketches that takea round 30 minutes.
Keep it up, I say.
Incognito - Thanks. Sounds like good advice. I'll try to follow it.
Shitty drapery study.
Quick anatomy sketches from ref.
I'll try going faster next time.
Colored pencils and acrylics, from photo ref.
Acrylics. Same woman, new pose. 1m 40s, 1m 30s and so forth...
Last edited by aprat; July 16th, 2005 at 05:07 PM.
Something i felt like doing. He's holding a wadded ball of paper.
Most under a minute. A few slightly over. From ref.
"Vera". Never done cross hatching, nor a portrait, so i killed two birds with one stone. From ref.
So, your gestures seem to be improving. You say they are from ref? Either way, they seem kind of blocky, you seem to be loosening up, but curves are the way to go.
Anyway, on the crosshatching: not a bad first try. When crosshatching, try to keep the lines going with the form of the object - you wouldn't make straight lines on a ball, would you? Also, vary the length between them, not just the amount of lines crossing each other. The closer they are - the darker, but try not to get messy. Messy looks bad.
There are a bunch of tutorials for portraits, cross hatching, anatomy, etc. all over this place.
CGTalk also has some good tutorials...
Incognito - Duly noted. Thanks.
Another portrait from ref. Messed this up in many ways.
Have new sketchbook. The urge to doodle is great.
"You lookin' at my banana hammock?"
A couple of refless women, an alien critter and another picture of the previous guy.
Cave/tunnel of headless men and pig with leather mask.