View Full Version : Working on Realism
February 2nd, 2006, 03:39 AM
This is my first post here. Some Portraits from last quarter.
February 2nd, 2006, 09:17 PM
The sketches are very nice, looks so real
February 2nd, 2006, 09:34 PM
Uuuuu.... I would love to know how you did these. Did you use a blending stump?
All three slightly differ, I like the first one the most.
I don't have any crtiques right now, can't point anything out!
EDIT: The first time I checked this thread, the photoshop portrait didn't come up, so I didn't notice it. Now that I see it, I see you render great, and realistic as well, no matter what medium so far. Except the only thin to work on would be your body. Right now, the neck and chest seem kind of like one blob. The shoulders seem kind of slouched, and broken.
February 5th, 2006, 04:45 AM
Hey, sorry Gamerhomie- I'm new to this whole forum thing, haven't been back here since I posted those pics. Thanks for the compliments.
- As for your question: I only use blending stumps for detail because of the sharp points. other than that, I only use tissue(Kleenex) for the blending, and erasers for detail. Can't stand the stumps. The paper quality also helps.
- The photoshop painting isn't really a complete piece either. Basically just focused on the head- the first time I've ever used photoshop to do a painting like this. It was very time-consuming. I do need to go in and finish it up though.
Here's a detail...
Didn't go too crazy on the details- just enough to get me by in class.
February 11th, 2006, 11:57 PM
your ability to convey expression is flawless! Good luck with school.
February 12th, 2006, 03:03 AM
Thank you very much.
February 14th, 2006, 02:18 PM
Superb sp's. Did you do second pencil sp using mirror or photo?
February 14th, 2006, 02:21 PM
damn fine SP's... by damn fine I mean super friggin good!!
February 16th, 2006, 06:34 PM
I used a mirror as much as possible (mostly). But ended up taking photo's for reference after I had a good base on the extreme pose.
thanks for the comments- really appreciate it.
February 19th, 2006, 05:14 PM
Good portraits here! I like the third graphite down - looks classic!:teeth:
February 21st, 2006, 01:03 PM
thanks... I drew that portrait one night after reading a book I picked up on da Vinci. got inspired.
February 23rd, 2006, 08:14 AM
Damn nice Portraits man!! :x
I especially like the pencil ones the are great!
Puh I have to practice more!!!
Great man hope to see more stuff of u!!
March 4th, 2006, 08:12 PM
thanks Soja, you have gotten much better since your first post. I sketch every chance I get, and that's what it takes.
here's the line art for my latest self portrait. haven't gotten around to scanning the rendered version. (inspired by Carlos Haunte)
March 4th, 2006, 08:43 PM
I keep popping up in your thread everytime you post something. :P
I see what you've said above, and I keep looing at your great portraits. For your last one, that's really cool, great job.
March 4th, 2006, 09:48 PM
just throwing this out there... you can see more of my artwork (sketches/concepts/stuff) on my school's artsite-
March 5th, 2006, 12:37 AM
Two things, you got some great stuff you're not showing us here, and your school has their own forums?! Do you attend high school or a college?
March 6th, 2006, 01:29 PM
I attend the Art Institute of Colorado, in Denver. I'm thinking about putting a sketchbook up here too. Thanks homie.
March 14th, 2006, 09:09 AM
i believe the hands might be too big on the cringing/screaming guy in your latest self portrait (the guy who is looking up)
Good stuff >O
March 16th, 2006, 07:11 PM
wow great stuff man, your stule reminds me of an artist named carlos huante, you sould check him out if you havent already
March 17th, 2006, 07:35 AM
(inspired by Carlos Haunte)
your stule reminds me of an artist named carlos huante, you sould check him out if you havent already
I wanna see more... don't tease us like this!!
April 4th, 2006, 10:30 AM
great sp's looks vry real.. the photoshop one is sick.. but I think the 3:rd one is my favorite..
April 5th, 2006, 09:41 PM
here is a little update on the last one. did a little before the break. a quick half-render, and a small chunk of an animal SP from lifedrawing a couple quarters ago.
April 5th, 2006, 11:30 PM
wow nice realism,
How long do you say you spend on an average piece? and how large are the Sps? Looks very time consuming but I am sure it gets faster with more practice.
Do you usually do a rough sketch and then transfer line art to the paper after you have proportions and such figured out ? or do you just jump right in?
Great work! love to see more,
April 6th, 2006, 06:11 AM
btw, do you smudge the shading with your fingers or a stompher or what? looks like it.. usaly looks kinda bad when people try that, including myself but you make it work.. my shading looks all grainy when I try to smudge it like that, guess it's about the paper aswell though..
April 6th, 2006, 02:30 PM
imperess- thanks for the compliments. It depends on how warmed up I am, but I usually just start and finish a drawing in about 4-5 hrs. The longest part of the whole process for me is the under-drawing... the rendering is the easy part for me. I just sketch it out on the paper and render it after I scan in the line art.
JoeHell- I use tissue- kleenex. and stumps only for detail. the paper quality also helps a lot. i often just fill in an area on a scrap piece of paper really dark, and pick up the lead with the tissue, using the tissue as a drawing tool. much smoother and easier than trying to smudge the lines you've put down on your drawing. i also try to stick to circular motion when blending.
April 20th, 2006, 05:21 AM
Atlas: Ah thank you very much for those tips, thats helpfull..
May 8th, 2006, 09:45 PM
good stuff indeed but with the CG one the shadow underneath the nostril on the left side when looking at it upclose its giving me the feeling that the nose isn't overly connected to the face,
May 19th, 2006, 05:19 PM
how long have you been drawing? i have one question... are all artists ADD?
May 21st, 2006, 06:14 PM
I've basically been drawing all my life. I've been doing portraits like this since my freshman year of high school, basically. Most artists I know are ADD! But I've been doing these drawings in my spare time... I'm an animation student and I've been doing all cg in my classes. sorry no updates here, but i've just been sketching a lot- and doing other digital paint. thanks for the comments.
May 22nd, 2006, 04:59 PM
what is add my research tells me its like your thoughts often change... like someone is changing the shows on a television... or whatever... what do you think of it and do you think it is a good thing? people say art or artist are for the poor or are the poor. is this true? my friend says art is for people who have experienced more.. im caught up between this stuff.. thats why i havent drawn for years... when i was 8 yrs old i was drawing nude pictures but my sister said no... i guess thats the reason why i didnt draw anymore... but i still draw when no one is around... i need comments or perhaps professional help.. im not sure... but nice work atlas great work.. cheerio
June 1st, 2006, 06:48 AM
wow..very nice..not my taste but very nice..your drawings have a lot of life...
yoshimitsu..if you are a true artist..money and what other people say does not matter..I had the same experience of not drawing for many years since I was a teeneger..(I just drew for fun, as a habit ...although i never considered myself an artist..now I have that label put on..but I am the same..the only difference is that I draw/paint everyday now..:)
June 2nd, 2006, 12:59 PM
June 3rd, 2006, 01:00 AM
nice stuff man! you're inspiring i tell you!
June 16th, 2006, 04:46 PM
k... didn't read everyone's comments... (skimmed the thread) so forgive any comments that may seem a little random...
really really ridiculously nice... as to detail on the PS piece, and I'm sure you would've done perfectly fine with it... perhaps more skin texture... other than that it was absolutely gorgeous and the lighting and colors are great.
love the graphite ones too. i wanna ask how long these took, but perhaps that's been answered and I shouldn't ask till I actually read all the stuff in the thread =)
June 17th, 2006, 10:21 PM
Absolutely gorgeous work you have here.
I really hope one day I could gain as much skill as you have.
My absolute favourite is the third one you did. Those eyes draw me right in.
June 18th, 2006, 05:11 AM
You are not very pretty, I'm afraid, but your work is perfect! I like your style and confident lines. Great job!
June 19th, 2006, 05:59 PM
who says you got to be pretty in order to be an artist or as good as this guy?
June 20th, 2006, 04:12 PM
oh my gawd... these peices are beautiful :)
i hope to see more work from you.
btw..im hearing this word over and over... a shading stomper....
is it those shading sticks thats is made out paper?
July 12th, 2006, 02:19 PM
Wow! Hey everyone, it's been a long time since I've been on here. Thanks for all the comments/compliments/critiques etc... very much appreciated.
July 13th, 2006, 06:49 AM
it looks outstanding! The colored one is absolutly great, and your pencil skills are high!
July 19th, 2006, 02:37 PM
Oh my god these are so mentally disturbing quality, I feel like total scum now for being sucha lazy, these are really nice
I most especially love the third one but the last one with colours is so mentally disturbing the eye oh my god, and sorry for not browsing all that has been said but how long did it actually take you to paint your face with colours ?
These are heroical achievements wow !!!!!!!!!!!! WOW!!! I really love also those gestures so must expression in them <3