hi you have improved a lot since i last talked to you. now i can see what they say about being able to draw the skeleton first then the musicles and then the skin or texture. doing great keep it up
Something different. Didn't feel like drawing the ogre, so here is Jesus.
The text is from the song 'Erotic Literature' from 'My Dying Bride'.
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the one of Jesus has a much more relaxed shading style, I think it would be worth using that rather than the smoother look your elf people have. And something people are always telling me - really emphasise the darks/shadows, and use lots of contrast - eg, bring out the line of a jaw by shading a really dark shadow underneath, it suddenly makes the light on the jaw that much brighter. I'm trying hard to follow that advice myself!
'...and then, tragedy struck. We ran out of stock footage.'
Very nice start, its a good thing that you draw people in various ages as well, thats great training and good variety (i should do that more too).
Nice Jesus too perhaps his face is just a bit too long, or maybe thats just me.
You should try to push the values a little more, that would make it more dynamic. Great work and keep it comin!
Three paintings I made and I also still like. (I made quite a few this and last year, forgot to draw during that time)
Well, this is the last of the older stuff
Next things will be new (in like made the day or so before posting) and will be more sketchbook like.
No need to point out the flaws in my older drawings. I see lots of them. But I only posted them because I like the moods they are created in.
A young girl drawn today.
Took a better picture of it.
But where are my manners. Thanks Hiffery, Lazy and Craven for your replies and tips!
I think I need to use softer pencils to get better values. The problem is that I always seem to make everything getting 'muddy' if I use very soft pencils, because I cannot seem to keep my hands and arms from touching parts of the paper I already drawn on.
Is there a tip on how to prevent that?
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Hmm, you like drawing elf, goblins, and all magic creature, yes ?
I have always told him.
I like your art jobs.
Thanks Masterboot ehm.... mean Masterpiece. Today I will try to make two studies of the male form. I hope tomorrow they will be finished so I can post them.
Hi, you've got some nice works here, that third pic in the 6th post is looking nice. Your paintings below are also good, especially the first one. The third one I don't like right now, don't know if it is finished but I don't like the colours very much and the water needs more work.
The last drawing is nice too.
One thing I think you could improve is the lighting/contrast of the pictures you are posting, i don't know if they are scanned or photos but they probably could be edited in some image editing program so that they look less dark...
Keep working and posting...
Thanks. I have tried to edit my drawings with my paint shop. They are now on, but they still don't look like the originals. I must have a bad camera (or bad image editing skills or both)Originally Posted by voraz
What program do you use?
You just got to keep trying all the buttons and play a little with its editing capabilities. I know many of these programs are very limited, but you can probably get them better just with the brightness/contrast buttons!
edit: also if you're using a camera, good lighting when your taking the photo is very important, try to make the photos during the day when there is good ambient ligth.
Fancy meeting that italian masterpiece, Masterboot here.
I also really like your sketchbook Xav. It is good to see some of your older works right alongside the newer ones.
Always a pleasure,
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Yes, that comes close. Although the original got a bit less contrast. I still seem to lack the confidence to make the dark really dark and the light really light.
The one I posted wasnot too far off according to the dark tones, only the light tones are in reality a bit lighter and the paper is of course not blue but broken white (with a tiny bit of yellow in it). You know, the better quality drawing paper.
I think I have found a way to bring back the real color. Making it black and white could work too, but I like the broken white color of the paper. My Jesus drawing cannot be changed that way, cause the red would be gone.
Don't know why my camera makes broken white paper blue.
I will change the drawings of the young girl and the ogre one again with the edited ones. There is no need to change the last one, cause I like what you did with it. This way people can still see the difference.
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Hi, i hope you didn't mind me altering it, i can take it down again.
ijust felt that yours was a litle too blue, that was mostly what I changed.
You probably have something like colour balance, you may even have a an option to correct the colour automatically, I don't have PSP installed now, so I'm not sure. By the way isn't PSP from JASC, or something like that?
No, I don't mind that at all. I think it is really neat of you that you are helping me with making my drawings look better. Because of the version you posted I realised that the blue was bothering me too.Originally Posted by voraz
Paint shop pro was from Jasc (I got also Jasc paint shop pro 8 ), but Corel took over and they made version x. Don't ask me why.
The your study of male body for me are good.
I like this painting.
And yes, Master ... piece ... boot ... other ... I don't know ...
Hi Lutz, welcome back.
Originally Posted by Xavvaniv
Jess, what has worked for me is to lay 2 2x4 boards on either side fo the paper then place a piece of plywod on top of the 2x4s as a hand rest. That keeps my hand and arm raised above the level of the paper . It does take practice learning to draw with over 2 inches of pencil sticking out of your hand though. Hope that helps. BTW, LOVE the drawing of the young girl.... would you be willing to do it poster size for cash?
Your latest two drawing are really nice. Hope you'll get a scanner soon
Sweet contrast. You should work some more with overall shapes when you're creating from imagination though. I'm guessing you could try to draw bigger (based on your proportion drawing).
Your paintings generally looks a bit cold I think. Too much purple and pink in them, I believe. Try using stronger red, orange and yellow.
This one stands out though http://img212.imageshack.us/img212/3...kleiner5et.jpg
Really nice work!
keep it up
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after so much time I am here again ... ...
and thing I see?
You are a my best artist of the world (or the cyber world).
Your drawings are a dream for me (if you remember you know why).
See you later
Great drawings you got here! Some very small anatomy issues with the forearm and feet in general - as far as i can tell. Other people have allready told you you could get more out of your renderings. But this is really excellent work. Keep on going.
(O.T.) - I desire to make the wishes of merry christmas Xavv. I know, it's too soon ....
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Very nice,though the girls do look like jailbait...
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