For the character on the far left of your most recent post, I think his skull is too squashed. The head turns on a slope, with the chin getting nearer to the shoulder the more the neck is compressed. Rounding out the character's skull at the back and shifting it forward so that the neck connects properly with the base of the head may correct this for you.
The hands on that same character are great, by the way.
New day, new work.
I made a self portrait today for the 1November. It was fun and I wanted to paint more faces.
Heres the result, I think I start to get the feeling for skin colors and the shape of the face. Juste to make it clear, this ist a fantasy face and not my self portrait. ^^
I think its about time to start a new picture that I can finnish.
At first I wanted to do a picture of a samurai that fights a tiger, but the sketches didnt work out so well.
so I tried something else: A dragon with a woman. Well at the moment it looks more like a wow-fanart with Deathwing and Azhara.
After a lot of sketching this is a state that looks promising to me.
But I think I will try do get a better design for his head, its just likes to "standart" to me.
And a speedpainting + A copy/study. I concentrated on the colors and values, so dont look at the shape ^^° I was surprised how much problems I still have in picking a color. The real colors were much darker than the ones I picked at first.
Last edited by Vaejoun; November 6th, 2009 at 10:43 AM.
Damn this is a great sketchbook. Things are definitely looking good here... Keep it up.
I'm really enjoying the dinosaur studies, especially how you render the shifting textures of their skins.
Thank you all for the nice comments.
At the moment I am busy working for a project, so there will be not that much stuff to show.
Here is just some random stuff. Some from ref some without (the girl in the black dress obviusly without a ref... so much is wrong )
Ich entnehme dem König Leonidas dass du Deutsch bist? Wenn ja, cool mehr von uns hier auf ca zu treffen. Wenn nicht...
I love the sketchbook pages and the nude studies show your understanding of proportion and human anatomy. I am also attending nude classes at the moment, so I can really appreciate your studies. Your fantasy stuff is top notch as well, though of course, as always, there is room for improvement. I like the way you sketch and make fast studies, which can later on be developed to something bigger. I should do that too, sadly I tend to finish the stuff I start, which is good sometimes and bad other times.
PS: Your sketchbook is so bookmarked!
Doch stimmt schon, bin Deutscher. ^^
Ich muss viel mehr freie Zeichnungen machen, aber nach Vorlage funktioniert es schon ziemlich gut.
Ok, here a drawing I was working on in my free time:
Just a monster slayer. His anatomy is a little off. If I ever work this piece out I will have to get a reference. ^^
Sharing a sketch for my project:
Ita about bionic. Will be a total of 8 big illustrations, combined with some small black/white ones and text.
This piece is about "winglets", the edge at the end of the wings.
The white part below is for the text and the smaller illustrations.
Ok. That was some time without something new.
I am still pretty busy with projects but I hope I can do more color sketches, because I really need to improve my skills in "painting".
Here is a scaled down summary of what I was doing in the last weeks: (the originals are abou 1,50m high) For a study project in coop with a natural-history museum. Ita about bionic and I am working on a part about flying. One is still missing about the brothers Wright.
I worked way faster on this pieces than usual. Except for the one in the top right corner.
My problem is that I change the stile from piece to piece. I am not that good in painting realistic. The goal is to paint with more brushes and achieving a realistic detailed look without painting everything in detail. There are some great artists in here that can do that, but not me... yet. ;P
Major sweet updating!!
I really like all your posts so far! Really nice ideas and your painting skills makes them even better!
Your traditional work look confident too so what can i really say?! Just don't stop!