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DanielC: hey man thanks for stopping by, you're totally right, line work and stiff poses are two of my biggest issues right now (plus colours, anatomy and everything else ) I'd definitely keep working on this, did some bus stop sketches with a small sketchbook i bought the other day...ill try to get some scanned later on
OldNoobie: thanks for the crit man, i guess her eyes are sort of high...altho they are around the middle mark of the face so i think its not too big of an issue, but hey, no excuses right? ill watch out for it next time
sketcheth: i think i was using one of the great idiot apathy's brushes, but not really sure as it was quite a while a go, ill try have a look and get back to you about that
alright guys n' gals i dont have much but still gotta update right? so here we go:
1. vilppu study
2. more vilppu (the arm on the right was just me doodling, vilppu isn't that bad )
3. and some more...i sorta rushed these so they're not really that good in terms of quality, but i was more concentrating on the overall "feel" of the figures
4. I started on a new CHOW idea i had for Soul Collector, going with a Chinese theme this time, heritage yo!
crits are ofcourse...VERY welcome
GriNGoLoCo: thanks for stopping by man
worked on my chow a bit more....time is running out gotta sleep..its 3 am for me...i hope i can get this done any CRITS would be greatly appreciated ALSO: everyone head over to bunny's SB and wish her a happy birthday
OldNoobie: thanks man
bhanu: haha thanks for the comment man
Alright i finished my chow......but just barely...aka...i rushed it at the end
ah well...i still felt i learnt a lot from this, next up...Teen Challenge!
It is said at night after every battle, Xunhuen the Goddess would travel across the battlefield...guiding lost souls with her sorrowful melody for one last visit with their loved ones in dreams.
Hey you long time no crit!
You're improving like a motherfucker and that's great. I'm really diggin your graphite still lifes and your portraits.
Your CHOW looks pretty awsome, too. I really like the yellow-to-red colouring on the boobie part of her shirt.
Conceptually I'm not so sure about her musical instrument. I think it'd be more powerful if you used some different string instruments as a reference, and it's kind of confusing as it seems she's playing it like a keyboard.
Other than that, great stuff. I love her skintones (could use a little more warmth though ) and that you're experimenting with different brushes.
Keep at it
bunny： heeeey nomi!!! long time no see thanks for the crits
just had to make a post to point out one thing tho, the instrument in question is actually an very famous traditional Chinese string instrument (loooong history too ) and plays exactly like u said...like a keyboard just wanted to point that out as i'm a real fan of it
here are some photos of the real thing and a traditional chinese painting with it (it was like a symbol of knowledge back in the day), granted mine looks really shit cuz i didn't look at ref's so it looks a huge wooden block, but u get the idea
come by soon
Great variety of work here, also great to see lots of anatomy studies. That sargent study turned out neat.
OldNoobie: haha....guess it's not as famous as i thought
Nutter: thanks a lot for stopping by man
um...sorry for the lack of updates again guys i'll try to take some photos somehow of my sketchbook doodles soon (they're are pretty shitty tho )
just a quick update: heres a quick doodle for my teen challenge piece "The Breakout" (i know the chick is looking really messed up atm) but any crits on the composition at this stage would be greatly appreciated
PS: it's not really obvious but theres a bird cage in the bottom right corner
OldNoobie: YOU ARE?!?!?! omg i never knew!!! (geez im ignorant )
slight update on my TC piece...dunno if i can finish this in time though...
having trouble with her feet...and the cage bars (no they're not gonna be all white ) trying to make them look like twisted metal....but failing
seeing you last works and comparing them to your first posts they are showing a huge step forward and are more dynamic. I like it a lot.
Keep it up.
asoir: lol yeah...to think he was so quiet when I came back to China sure had me fooled
Chris Noeth: Thanks alot for stopping by man, appreciate the nice comment
arrg...been mucking around again , wanted to finish my tc, but was also feeling slack...so ended up rushing it *siigh* i know it still has alot of mistakes (the feet eeew) plus bad rendering values but i feel like its time to move on
yeah thats a busted bird cage in the bottom right hand corner btw
hey man, sorry not much of a comment here, but i just wanted to say the ravens in your last piece are SOOO energetic and dynamic! awesome awesome awesome!
sorry to say but the character is not as good the figure itself isn't bad, and the pose has enough interest, its the hair that could have been way more dynamic, like the ravens. and yeah there are bits in your rendering that let the piece down a bit. the thighs and butt in particular loose their form a bit (flat). oh and the little bit of white through the big raven in the bottom left is a little distracting, would have been good if you maneuvered the big raven to fill all that space.
all that aside this is a really nice piece and those ravens are REALLY nice to look at.
I think those ravens really show the power of implying something rather than fully rendering everything.
The cage might have been helped with one wire going the other way - you know, showing it's a circular shape.
Hey hey hey!
Your last piece? Kickass. I agree that the thing she's breaking out of (cage?) is hard to distinguish, but I think the energy and the colours in your pice make up for it . Some tips: What I think would have strengthened the pice is if you added some broken "cage" fragments, or even feathers, flying outward as she breaks free... it would make the piece a little more animated.
I like her pose, the whole "arched back" thing. A smell crit though: I think her buttcrack is a little high
Keep on kickin' ass, you.
paper - all those studies look really really good man. the sargent study and the pencils studies/still-lifes look like you learned a lot from them. the A2 sized one has a lot of nice simplified planes to it. a bit like you did those first apple studies, looking very good.
agree with bunny on the latest piece.
keep it up man.
check the Tensai Tokyo Sketch Thread (Sketchbook)
check the Tensai Cityscapes Thread (Finally Finished)
Originally Posted by strych9ineFuck backgrounds, who needs em.
When I looked at the figure studies on the first page I immediately thought they looked like mentler's work and then I read that they were studies of mentlers. You have awesome talent and skill. Lots of versatility and the portraits you do are really outstanding!
Everyone's creative acts, whatever they may be, make constructive form out of the apparent formlessness of our lives ~ Rollo May
No you have not let me down silly goose - on the contrary! I'm once again hugely impressed. The studies are looking damn solid - like the rendering and the simplifying the plains is something you're getting a lot quicker than I ever did.
I can give you a crit though - on this last one where she is breaking through the cage: consider your audience. The majority of your viewers are Western and read from left to right. Now the diagonal implies movement, but because we read left to right the first thing we see is movement in that direction. Then we analyse what we see and interpret her movement as right to left. Now that diagonal divides the picture plane from the lower right to the upper left - and that has the connotation of struggle, not achievement. If you flip the canvas for your audience, the movement will read easier and we will read the lower left to upper right diagonal with the connotation of achievement - she has just broken free, not still trying.
Also, the cage has very organic and flowy shapes which you want to avoid. Get some harder more angular shapes going to contrast her organic body and thereby create binary opposites.
hope all that made sense. Shout if not!
wow, ur really good, and a really hard worker, love ur portraits especially the Sargent study...amazing. one of my favorite artist.
don't need to tell u to keep going, im sure u will.
wow sorry guys about the late update again...thanks for all the comments and critiques...it's time like these that I'm glad i joined CA
I've finally purchased a digital camera!!! now i can post some random doodles that are pretty crap but aaaah weeeellll.......all the better for you guys to rip them apart!!! (hopefully with crits that is )
Kronos: thanks man! I'm glad you liked it I agree with you about the anatomy issues....i think i really need to do some posemaniacs
dmitri: thanks for stopping by! yeah you're right about the cage...i was sorta rushing at the end cuz i wasn't going to meet the deadline haha
bunny: hey nomi!! thanks for the crits! again..yeah i know the anatomy issues sorta ruins the piece but ah well...i learnt from it and now im off to study some buttcracks
tensai: wow man thanks for stopping by...I'll keep working at it
Shobunkin: thanks for the nice comment! i should do some more mentler's studies indeed...he's one awesome artist
OldNoobie: haha yeah...i should probably start more early when i do these kind of things...always end up rushing btw.....where do you live in China?
Blaz: no probs man! and thank YOU for stopping by
Brendan N: dude...seriously...everytime you critique me its like opening up my eyes, i've honestly never considered the direction in that piece (probably should have flipped it a few times) the idea came to me quite quickly you see, though it looked a lot more impressive in my head haha I'll definitely take what you said about direction into more consideration next time...thanks a lot man
markey2d: yeap he's one of my favourites too! thanks for the supportive comment
1. a speedy that i did today... i actually quite like it...although i did it without any ref so all the anatomy mistakes stick out like a sore thumb (or fingers if you count them )
2. a random speedy i did...im not sure what i was thinking at the time...lost motivation to finish (guess u could call it finished in a sense) just felt like doing something at a different focal point than usual, plus i like guitars
3. random doodle
4. started a Sargent study but haven't done the face yet (yes im aware this pretty much means i haven't done the most important part :^^
5. really badly done colour figure study...god i hate this with a passion...altho i can see how i could get crits from this hence im posting it
doodles from my mini sb in real life:
6. bad doodles
7. bad doodles continue
8. Bus station sketches!!! fun fun even though i suck
9. more Bus station sketches!
10. some more! YES i know im afraid to look people in the eye
11. back to the bad doodles and a study of waves
12. trying to find feeling with a mech pencil again
13. ........i was feeling emo
14. doodles while surfing the net
15. one last doodle (yes i know her hat is TOTALLY off :^^
Nice update, bro. The speeds and such are great. Keep up the good work. I was looking up and noticed some portraits done in graphite I missed before. Those are stunning. Do more of those. They're from your may 19 post. You're looking really pro here, dude. Beautiful work.
sketcheth: thanks man, dunno about the looking pro part haha
did a dsg doodle...not really pleased with it but sorta experimented a bit anyhow