Hey Novbert, It's great to see a constant stream on sketches, I wish I saw as much in my sketchbook. You've improved a lot since your sketchbook started, good work. Some advice: You need to define your edges a bit more it think. Seeya round
some bammes studies for today:
I just can't stop drawing these photoreffed ones - maybe a bad habit...
but I'm kinda satisfied with this one (okay, it still could be much better):
4 hours approximately
and here are the wip images:
Last edited by Novbert; June 6th, 2008 at 07:52 AM.
Experimenting with the famous blending abilities of Painter. (ref used - lips are off )
Wow, that stuff is smooth
this is virtually my first attempt to draw a human figure totally without reference. It was really hard - and I'm not too satisfied with the result - but it reminds me how much I need to learn about the human anatomy.
Here is what I call final.
It's kinda messy, and the shading is also very basic, but I thought there was no point pushing it further.
And here are the WIP images:
Daily spontaneous... something....
some posemaniacs studies for today
and a shading study (no ref used)
some wip thintgy here - pinup stuff
(forgive me the manga eyes - I just like them this way )
I'll send some updates soon
time to update:
it is high time to post some new stuff.
here ya go (reffed thingies - one hour each):
reffed stuff I've been workin' on for 3 days. Actually my first fully rendered colored drawing made entirely in painter - I had performance issues with PS - and Painter is somehow much cooler
Here's a step-by-step:
and here's the final(?) result
Last edited by Novbert; August 4th, 2008 at 04:54 PM.
another coloring exercise (WIP, ref used)
Wow really nice improvement .You wanna master portrait making ? You are very good and if you keep up this pace you will master this soon .
Keep up.(your last works are really interesting)
kingkostas: thanx for the comment. Yes, portraits are my favourite subjects - I can only hope you're right about the mastering thing
here's another from last night. I successfully achieved the sharper look I wanted, but I couldn't finish the face - again (though I tried about dozen times). Jeez, I'm out of shape!
Last edited by Novbert; September 22nd, 2008 at 01:58 PM.
You know i really like the way you did it with this sharper look.I think i will also spent some time doing some experiments with just blocking pure hues to the right positions.It looks fantastic
Ok now finish it ;D
kingkostas: I'm glad you like it, and I can only recommend this method. That blurry look of my previous drawing just made me crazy
Here is the result of today's work (photoreffed, PS&Painter):
I'm kinda happy with it. I'll post some colored stuff next time.
The image from #105 came out really well. Your phot ref stuff is definitely improving, but I'd suggest stepping back from it for a little while and trying to do some portraits and/or characters on your own. If you need inspiration, try looking at some old DSG or CHOW prompts. Studies are great, but doing your own thing in between them gives you a chance to see how much you've actually learned.
Keep it up!
thespianmonsalvo: thanks, man
snootchy: I'm glad you love them. your second sentence doesn't make too much sense for me, but to answer your question: I drew all this stuff with my Wacom bamboo
Senira: Thanks for the kind words. I followed you advice and I drew a totally refless thing today.
So here you go the stomach-ache-worm (about 2 hours, photoshop, and no ref used)
Last edited by Novbert; September 26th, 2008 at 02:30 PM.
Make sure to pay attention to silhouette when you design creatures, characters, props, etc. The pose on the worm is difficult to read because it's standing relatively straight, and there's no negative space to separate the crossed arm from the torso. By having the worm bend more at the waist, and by pulling the elbow out a bit more at the same time, the gesture will read better and create a stronger piece.
Senira: thx for the advice.
Here's another creature:
And a reffed portrait
Last edited by Novbert; September 28th, 2008 at 04:48 PM.
some refless stuff today:
You have an excelent ability to put life in the eyes of your subjects.
Peace, Love and Harmony... I could never get them all into bed at the same time!
L. Scott Knight: I'm glad to hear that, man. Thanks.
Here goes the daily dose: a pose, a portrait, and a ... random thingy
I'm still trying to push the refless thing.
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