I had surgery the end of September, and am just starting to feel better... LAME
Here is the stuff I have been doing the past week or so. The Troll was an Illustration assignment from the book Harry Potter. The Halo one is another assignment for the same class, and this is just my under painting/comp I'll post the final. The other two are speed painting's half an hour each I did after spending 2 hours scanning and photographing all the stuff today...
UPDATE: I haven't really touched the guy on the right yet, I am trying to establish the level of detail for the main character. I still have a week to go on this, but it is mostly there.
Vyle cloud brush for the win!!!!
Oh, I like the color version! Be careful how you touch this one from now on; it's very close.
I was once on the receiving end of a critique so savagely nasty, I marched straight out of class to the office and changed my major (sketchbook).
Thanks for the outstanding feedback, I thought that to myself, then my teacher said it, and now you! I will most certainly follow 3 people advice! Once I put some light on the right guy, I mostly just need to noodle small things and add a few more little highlight kicks.
It is fun to look at this most recent work vs. the very first painting I did a year ago here:
I really feel like I am improving, and I really feel like throwing up looking at the old one. I HOPE I FEEL THAT WAY ABOUT THIS ONE A YEAR FROM NOW!!!
Almost there. I really wish I understood how to fake cast shadows more realistically. I know there is a way to plot them in perspective, but unfortunately, I don't know how it's done
GOAL: Here is my new daily boot camp quota:
1 Head Study - Self portrait, person from life, or photos if needed.
1 Environment Speed Paint - About an hour or less, I also need to start working on more color environments, I am doing to many gray scale, and it's becoming a cop out.
1 Character Speed Paint - About an hour or so again. Color is optional for now, design and drawing is the focus.
1 Hour MINIMUM Drawing on paper - Anything goes, but will be focusing on anatomy, gesture and imaginative drawing.
Weekly Life Drawing - Minimum 1 open life drawing session per week.
That means minimum 4 hours of art a day, lately I have been doing about 14...
So here is a few from this week, at least there is only one way to go from here right?
Last edited by K-bot; November 15th, 2007 at 06:01 AM.
Great stuff man! Ahhhh I've made schedules like that myself and just havent kept up with it....make sure you write it somewhere like a whiteboard, or have it in a calandar you can tick off haha.
Your doing 14 hours a day! (well with normal life stuff I assume) I kind of wish I didnt work so I could do the same, the art I do at work isnt what I want to improve upon the most. The rock formations are cool, neat quickies. Great job on that halo piece...I didnt play it much (so maybe I just dont understand) but I'm not positive I like the bridge like things coming out of the city on the left? Cheers!
Didn't get to my head study done for today...
Guess I'll go paint me right now!
Two more, I've been behind on my schedule because I just started a new job. I hate being poor...
jeeeezus you have well and truly caught the bug mate, nice dedication and thatís what its all about, you have some fantastic ideas that seem to be just waiting for your artistic ability to catch up, keep at it, you are doing all the right things.
this sketchbook was a nice kick up the rear, thanks.
Could use some feedback on this one, it's not finished, but I would love to hear some of your insights...
Last edited by K-bot; January 29th, 2008 at 12:12 AM.
End of November through mid-January: ALL about 1 hour or less.
Lots of studies, trying to make myself paint more color since I am poor at it... Seeing allot of improvement the last 2 months though, wonder if Revelations has anything to do with that?
Last edited by K-bot; January 29th, 2008 at 12:26 AM.
And about a 4 or so hour sketch inspired by Android. Still WIP. Mr. Jones really moved me at Revelations.
Last edited by K-bot; March 8th, 2008 at 06:05 AM.
I'm going to Kings tomorrow, I think Joe Beckstead is going to. Love to see you if you can make it. Now go post some new Awesomeness to inspire me!
Finished some more guns:
Tom- I am waiting to hear back on the details for yorricks, I'll let you know when I do.
Ooh, this is coming right along...such improvementz in this thread!
Go, man, go!
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1 hour Speed paint. Snowy hell in Utah right now....
I think i'm DONE! C&C is still welcome though!
Last edited by K-bot; February 5th, 2008 at 06:44 PM.
That WIP of the kiss is really freaking great!
Man, I'm impressed with your improvement. It seemed like in the space of the posts from June of 07 to Nov 07 you took art pills and got good. Nice work.
My only crit on the piece above would be frame composition. Putting the kiss right in the center of the canvas really hurts this otherwise beautiful piece. Try moving it to the left and let the dude fade into more black on the right. Keep your sig where it is so that helps "balance" the piece a little bit. Otherwise nicely done. (Maybe just a little more definition on his hand since it directly leads from the focal point and the eye will go to it right away.)
About 2 hours or so for EOW 79:
"When the honorable warriors leave the underworld behind and make the journey up to the Elysium Plains, they are able to lay down their weapons and finally be at peace."
First three are hour long speed paints and the last one is DSG 1336: Sci-Fi: BATTLE-WORN CRUSTACEOUS ROBOT aslso about an hour.
I had to drop a word of encouragement after seeing how dedicated you are. Your military discipline is really paying off. I envy your latent talent, as even your starting point isn't as bad as I think you feel it is.
I think you make good use of atmospheric perspective(it's a strong point), though sometimes I wonder if you use it to hide information instead of just to inform the viewer? Also, on your cowboy piece, there seems to be a disconnect in the moment of the rider and the victim, the victim's gun is already in motion, but it looks as if the rider's pistol is still firing... unless you intend this to be follow up shots? It feels unnatural to me. Maybe a smoking gun instead? In any case, I like the piece.. maybe scale up the rider's hand+pistol to give a better sense of depth, too?
Last edited by KLONG; February 29th, 2008 at 12:31 AM. Reason: typographical error correction
Thanks for the kind words and good crits!
Here is a quick DSG:WHITE STONE CASTLE RUNS RIGHT UP THE SIDE OF A CLIFF
I spent about an hour or so, completely ignoring what klong said... He's right, I am coping out on atmospheric perspective, now that I have noticed the habit I can fix it though!