i give you one or two more years.
you'll kick all our asses so hard it'll be unbelievable
Thanks for the comments guys. I'll reply tomorrow.
Going to make the most of the summer free time now and start hitting the art a bit hardcore I like updating my sketchbook. It motivates me so I might as well try and do it daily or semi daily from today on.
To kick it off, here's a painting from mind I started today while waiting for other stuff to move on. Trying to get better backgrounds and just apply overall everything. 3 hours into it so far, planning for about another 4 or so at the very least. Crits are Welcome:
Thanks, more coming tomorrow. Time to hit the books and do some leveling up
Hey nebo! The new piece is looking nice. I think the mountains in the distance could be a bit softer as right now their edges are kinda hard. Anyway, I'm eager to see you take this illo further. Looking forward to the daily/semi-daily updates.
Surion: Thanks, that means a lot
Ryan: Totalllllllllly! I can't wait to do an alice in wonderland one, thanks
PNate: thank you, you have some really great work
bapsi: thats the aim hopefully , thanks Britney
Jaytea: thanks julia
Eddieee: Thanks for that, going to soften it up, thanks
Alex : thanks for dropping by
Gotta study harder! More useful stuff. I'll be doing more movie screens tomorrow.
Working more on the other painting and some other stuff
Some quick studies: Horrible study of motion, going to do one or two everyday until I complete the motion
And an early WIP of a collab with the man who has metal fingers:
Last edited by Nibras; July 26th, 2010 at 09:04 AM.
Your digital works are awesome
Metal Fingers: Noo, boom boom bang, nibras and alex will own you
Ryan : haha, thanks
Twan: Thanks for the observation, those really helped a lot, I'll work on creating a more interesting break from middle ground to background. Cheers
Lael: Thank you Hopefully they'll get much better
Yeah, need to spend more time studying. I think I spend too much time thinking about WHAT to study. I am just doing whatever I'll enjoy and whatever is my weakness
Piece continued, thanks for the advice. I was mainly working on the figure and introducing some of the red light magic stuff but I'll change up the horizon line and soften up the background. I am working wayyyyy too slowly on this, too much noodling so I am just focusing on blocking in a lot of big shapes. The middle ground is supposed to be a sea so I'll be doing some water studies:
I'll scan stuff later on tonight
Hey Lilnebo, nice concept with the guy and the background, As you will progress on this piece I thought maybe throw a little suggestion how you can push it further, remember that every thing on the ground should be affected by the sky color and dont forget about bouncing lights and stuff you can make some neat effects with that.
You are progressing for sure keep pushing!
getting better and better everytime i check this SB! This last piece is going well too, but like Danny K said, don't forget the bouncing lights and the total ambiance of the picture , everything element relates with another in terms of color.
your gonna get far in no time if you keep evolving at this pace!
Last edited by Yor; July 30th, 2010 at 04:09 PM.
hmm I didn't feel like typing so i just did that paintover. Will probably make these words more lucid. I'll try and keep it as consice as possible. Basically your light is coming from everywhere. Define a clear lightsource. And draw cast shadows. Also your piece was lacking in contrast. Remember that the highest contrast is in the front and less in the bag. You handled the atmo persp allready very well. As for the skin tones in clear blue light your tones tend to go slightly colour instead as saturated as yours so use a 50% opacity sky colour brush on your tones and it'll look more interesting. Hope that helps. Oh and those sillhouettes in the foreground help the compo. Luvs
Your sketchbook makes me smile every time I see it. Never stop studying, being so young and already focused on an objective is really impressive and you will certainly be the best.
Keep up the good work. : D
AWEEEESOME IMPROVEMENT! Love the dedication
Last piece looks good. Just fix up the skintones like jordy said and it'll be great.
Okay, wanted to post this a couple of days ago, better late than never hehe. Bounce light and cast shadows have already been discussed with you so I won't hit up on those to much. Main thing is getting the illusion of visual depth with environments. Things should feel like they are going back in space. This is done with mainly perspective, and getting some rhythmic elements into your painting. There should be a definite foreground middle and background. I think your are missing elements that you can play with to really give the Illusion of depth. Composition is very important in this as well. You really did not create or put in enough interesting shapes to help suppliment the focus. Here is a little paintover that I did to visually communicate what I am saying. You can also communicate depth with shadows as I have demonstrated. Put in more rock formations. big to small. Same thing with the clouds and ocean, lake, river, whatever it is. Rock formations around the guy should read like they are going back into space. So, I move the rocks furthest to the front above the rocks behind since these rocks are above the horizon line. I also reworked the star thingy that is on the rock to read move like it is going into space. I think it was turned slightlytowards us, the viewers, a bit to much and was blowing the scale a bit. Rock formation around the center of attention, I lowered. I actually like that which helps give it an iconic feel to the focus, so keep that. Just gotta lower it; it also created a tangent and killed the Illusion of the rocks being raised above the ground. Don't forget to add bushes and patches of grass, rocks to give it a bit of detail. Another element that you could implement to help with the scale of things in the picture plane. Hope this helps you a bit with your painting. I am glad to see you are actually tackling an environment. Have fun!
Gah, this sketchbook is beyond any describable words! Your dedication and motivation are outstanding. Motivates me to keep drawing and drawing, thank you! I would say to keep it up but I'm sure that will happen anyways !
I agree with what Metal Fingers said! I looked and the first two pages, and then the last two pages. The difference between those two is amazing! Keep drawing figures and gestures. Maybe bust out some paints while figure drawing to help your skin tone .
Hi ilnebo, i like the lates digital and painterly smooth quality of brushmarks you have. Something what would help in that digital would be opening up little more canvas on left and also right, but more on left. It would emphasize the feeling of cold desolate enviroment and give character space to breath.
keep on going forward
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you didn't offend me or anything in my sb. don't worry! you're free to study my cloud pictures anytime!
beelow made some good points which i agree. for the ball study, were you trying to make a chrome ball? i like it, smooth it out.
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