Hey Penn, looking good dude, just went through all your pages, awesome progress, loving the daily pencil sketchbook stuff you've been doing, more so lately. keep it up ;-)
Hey pennington, I'm really enjoying those simple landscape paintings. They have a very thought out/kinda elegant feel to them. Like you sat thinking before putting every stroke down. I especially like the last one you did, there's a kinda moodiness to it. Really nice contrast between the dark stormy looking clouds and the bright field.
I think your grayscale painting of the the woman is looking pretty good, but her face seems a bit flat, I think it has something to do with the thick kinda sloppy lines used on it.
Additionally, something that might be interesting to try when you're drawing or painting from photos like that, is to instead of simply copying the photo "word for word", try changing the focus of the the piece in your painting. Possibly by just using the level of detail to draw attention to different areas, or by using contrasting color/values. Heh, just some suggestions to possibly make it a bit more interesting. I've actually never done any of this, but I think I might, sounds fun to try at least.
Oh, and keep on cranking out those pencil drawings, they're looking really nice.
i love to see these sketchbooks, that show so much improvement from beginning to the present. it's a narrative of hope. and makes me feel that maybe i can get better. or at least to a place where i'd be more employable. heh.
thanks for the inspiration, man!
my NEW sketchbook:http://conceptart.org/forums/showthr...49#post1755349
hey dude! Great to see that your stuff is coming along. seems that you are working on your value patterns, what works out really nicely, your stuff is getting much cleaner.
The last pencildrawing just kicks ass!!
thanks guys, much appreciated.
swampdigger yeah you're right I really should thing about making things my own instead of copying them word for word.
some more value studies and trying to work on brush work/building things in tone. could only take them so far before I started getting antsy and scribbling. still couple hours each.
refs from pbase
dude this is awesome! you see
what happens when you take
your time. THIS IS ME! i never
take my time and just speed
from one painting to the next.
i need to take my time until i
can learn to concept fast.
really looking good man. appealing
to the eye. and i want to do what
swampdigger was talking about.
to focus on a main object when
i'm copying something. that sounds
fantastic and i always forget to
do it when i'm studying. haha
newest painting not finished but I'm going to move on to a new one and come back to it later. tried to scan some stuff but my scanner isn;t working
really cool painting! i'm to lazy to paint. i don't have space to work in. haha anyways, that painting on post 625, i like how you made the street just white. and you should try Swampdigger's idea. hehe although i've never tried it either.
great values and colours in all the last work man, i love the cute clouds in that blue sky landscape. keep it up man.
check the Tensai Tokyo Sketch Thread (Sketchbook)
check the Tensai Cityscapes Thread (Finally Finished)
Originally Posted by strych9ine
Man Penn! Your growth is incredible! I'm really enjoying these paintings you've been working on, and it's becoming very apparent how much more comfortable you're getting with the digital medium.
The Grayscale stuff is really beautiful. There's a lot of energy carried over.
Only thing I saw from the last coupla posts, is it looks like you broke your nose.
Take care and be good man.
hi there! dude, u have gone through an amazing progress in this sketchbook! and u know whats the best about it? your last page looks like u took another step, so your still progressing theres not much critique i can give to you, just keep being productive and treat the people who read this sketchbook
btw, i really love the one behind the slowly driving truck!
My sketchbook: http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...106521&page=11
Wow. I've been away too long, great to see your vast improvement pennington. Your line work has come so far from the start of this SB! Wow. Your paintings are coming along a heck of a lot too, and that last self portrait with soft brushes really rocks. The features of the face ring true. I thought for a sec the nose was off center, but now stand corrected. There is also another portrait/study further back which is really spot on, I think.
Im really impressed with your progress. Now I'm gonna go back over the pages and see what I've missed in the last year.
woah Mr. Pennington you're definitley kick some major butt around these forums, the quality of your work has improved tenfold sin the last time i passed around this thread. keep them coming man, you're an inspiration!
i absolutely love your sketches from life. digital works have less energy and flow but they're still better than anything i could do.
keep going, mate!
MONKEY SHOOTZ CRAP
hey guys thanks for all the love. the reason i haven't been posting is cause my computer, along with my art library/inspiration, and my tablet were stolen. i lost all my art work and the motivation to do very much of anything. i also haven't had a computer to access much art stuff. my friend graciously let me upload some art i did this last week. but i can't say when i'll be able to do much more.
here's an oil painting of my sister. couple hours. C&C much appreciated.
latest inspiration ==> james gurney
Last edited by pennington; July 22nd, 2008 at 02:01 PM.
I finally got a new computer, so I should be posting more.
some sketchbook images and ideas for a painting.
Have had more time for art lately. some of myself and aya ueto and friends.
would love some crits. anything you can think of.
Forgot about these. second one is a blind contour of brad pitt. lol.
looks like you're having fun with your art!
that's the only route to go. and i really like
your characters. i'm seeing a style develop!
that oil painting of your sis is STUNNING. really
inspirational. how long did it take you?
and i'm sorry about the stolen computer. i know how
that feels. i lost a whole harddrive of my old stuff, and
the only documentation is here on CA what i did upload.
but i had a lot of old stuff... though it just taught me to
live on and start anew. forget the old and make MOAR better
ps. check out this face modeling program. it's free and
gives gives you a model to play with fast. ;]
Wow, blind contour - I haven't heard those words put together since college! Great stuff as always! Keep posting!
I looked at yours, now you look at mine...sketchbook here
"The doctor said I wouldn't have so many nosebleeds if I kept my finger outta there." - Ralph Wiggum
"Never keep up with the Joneses. Drag them down to your level." - Quentin Crisp
"Ordinary morality is only for ordinary people." - Aleister Crowley
thank you for your comment in my sb!
great stuff man! your digitals rock! great sense for values and great edge-treatment! your moleskine stuff's great too!
hmm i already heard about blind contour but does it really help to improve your skills? guess is should give it a try!
maybe you could try to work out the values in your pencils some more! add some more contrast!
i love this one!!!
Hey man, glad to see you're back. Saw a recent post of yours randomly so I decided to come check your sketchbook. I like your recent portraits alot, the way you handle them is great. Especially the one dude on the right, directly below the asian girl. Love the way you did the lips and the eyes on that one.
Lemme see, critique, if anything I would say that you should try using a bit more weighted line. I noticed you're varying the line width/value some, but I think just a little bit more in a few places might be good. I dunno, that's the best I can come up with, just throwing down my two cents, heh.