the colors in that still life are great man, more foundations of hte drawing beneath it could only strengthen the piece.
Really sweet job on the colours and rendering so far, hope you get into some of that pattern you started roughing in!
Structurally its actually pretty good, shapes and ellipses are slightly wonky but mostly correct, main issue is that of symmetry/axis consistency in a few spots.
a la bapsi: you're awesomer! you keep it up :]
r y a n o i r: hahaaahhahahahaa, i'm gonna check your sb. oooh
BIG PICTURES TODAY, just to annoy you. mwahahhahaahaa
feel free to study these as much as possible.
i was so pissed this one day at art that i started physically attacking the paper with my pencil. it actually let a lot of steam out and i got this cool texture. ugh, when i see this i get that frustrated feeling again.
you can get the high res here.
some studies last night. do you know book? learning the 9 principles again. really great to read it and actually understand it now. i don't know what i was doing the other 20 times i read this book.
ps. watched Children of Dune (2003) while studying and it actually wasn't a terrible series. the visual effects were awful in some scenes, and yet perfect in others. i love the Dune universe and can't wait to pick up the books/short stories.
Last edited by MattGamer; September 2nd, 2010 at 03:47 PM.
Youre slowly becoming my go-to guy for cloud references
Cant say Ive ever attacked a page with a pencil that obsessively, at that point i usually just tear the page apart with my teeth and eat the shreds. Pooping is the ultimate revenge!
Studies look great, love the way you photograph em.
Wow I love the colors on your still life. Your sketches are very loose and free.
man, that last photo is SO good. i went to montana this past summer (i grew up there) and i got a few similar photos. where the sky is so epic you have no choice but to panorama the entire scene. i was also really perturbed at how many whit brachna paintings i saw through my viewfinder. only that guy could paint my childhood better than i remember it heh
anyway, thanks for the great ref !
dude, when i saw this and the one below it my stomach went up so high it was the best feeling man, these are the most awesome images ive ever seen! O_O i will paint them! and you inspired me to take photos today, it was so fun, but then my camera went all weird and i cant fix it fuckk i need a new one ;__;
but yeah i love you, and them sketchbook photos are lovely, your linework on the hogarths are brilliant bro, brilliant! no wait, UBERIFIC!
keep up the awesome work!!! o__o. GO GO GO!
Krato: haha yeah it's me. get your creep on!
Metal Fingers: i know, i hacked your webcam.
sourgasm: yeah whit definitely can paint some sweet clouds. i used to live in Montana as well and boy does this years of summer clouds bring back nostalgic memories. you're welcome.
r y a n o i r: thanks glad you liked the images!
Odayga: hah, thanks ash
I hacked your uhh, webcam too. DUDE! nice sketch pages, I really would like to see those SB pages scanned up though, dooo oeeetttt. On a side note, when doing your blue pen sketches do you consciously plan out compositions and stuff or do you just start drawing and see where it takes you?
alex: sometimes i plan it out, sometimes i don't. like for big buildings you got to plan to a certain aspect. though mostly it's what i want to study any current moment. turn based games are perfect time to sketch others. while they decide what move to take next, i sketch their contemplation.
Bullet 350-T sketch today. i think Nafti will have a similar designed bike.
funny youtube makers.
i like when they change channels by accident and freak out. lol
Last edited by MattGamer; September 3rd, 2010 at 09:59 PM.
You said you watched the Dune series, but are gonna start reading the books??
Because if you havent read the original Dune your in for a treat, its an absolute beauty.
Theres a couple of books I wish I could go back and read again for the first time, its one of them. Along with Ursula Le Guin's 'The Earthsea Quartet'.
Such amazing world building in both books.
Awesome work too, its good to see such loose free biro studies from real life. Its a good practice to do (Im TERRIBLE at doing it)...
Keep it up dude!!
PHATandy: thanks! yes i hope to read them both after i'm out of the Lord of the Rings world. having so much fun in Rivendell right now! you keep it up too!!
alex: ¡ʞunɹp buıʇʇǝb doʇs ˙ʞooqɥɔʇǝʞs ʎɯ uo ʇǝb noʎ ǝɯıʇ ʎɹǝʌǝ ʞunɹp ǝɹ,noʎ uıɥʇ ı 'xǝןɐ
Tom Fenton: lol, i'm on week 8 now, at the end of this one i'll show some photos.
You Feelin That Rap That'll Rump Then Bump In Your Trunk (x3) (In Your Trunk) In Your Trunk (In Your Trunk) In Your Trunk Trunk...
Really dig your photography, gestures and environments as well as characters! monochromatic is the way to go for studies! really emphasizes form and contrast! keep it up man your doing incredibly well! What kind of camera do you use btw? manual or automatic?? what settings? theyre really crisp n clear. love your color schemes and how youve set up focal points and subject matter..
What planet do you live in?? We don't have clouds like those here. D:
And I really like the simplicity of this guy:
You should try taking a laptop outside and doing some plein air clouds
Odayga: i have a Nikon D40 digital slr. i always have it on Manual settings and the shutter speed/aperture is changed according to the sort of shot i want. thanks, ash, you're too kind.
r y a n o i r: thank you my faithful Padawan.
Eddieee: thanks, that's Nafti. ha ha, i live on planet Earth. the only planet that can sustain life in our solar system. i believe i will be doing a model shoot on Venus tomorrow. i'll post pics when they're up. and my laptop's screen is too dark to view outside, otherwise i'd already have done that. maybe a night time plein air.
My first oils plein air in the cemetery residing in my back yard. Had a wonderful 3 hours figuring out the lighting, fighting spiders off my canvas (and head), and dropping my palette on the ground paints down. Thank goodness it was only grass below.
Also a watercolor plein air.
Oh yeah, and a study from a master digital painter.
Last edited by MattGamer; September 9th, 2010 at 01:41 PM.
whats that masters name? he looks rad, and such a nice study of him
nice work with the plein air paintings, i know how hard they are to do and i salute you for doing so well! *salutes*
that photograph of the building with the clouds is sooo cool O_O