The face in this one is pretty tight. I really dig the still life, and the photo study of the rock, too. Good work, brah.
Watch the trees in post #1462. They are standard "lollipop" trees, that is, they are not what they really look like. Trees have thinner trunks, less perfectly spherical shapes (more like lots of clumps of leaves in a vaguely spherical whole, but it varies species to species), SKYHOLES, series of smaller branches etc.
"Complacency is the womb of mediocrity. " -- Jason Manley
"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." -- Bruce Lee
You really use lighting to it's advantages, very fun to look at. I think that's the major point of your work, light/colours and edges which is a big thing of course. I say exploit that strength even further and really make your images pop.
Don't beat yourself up, you're not lazy at all but I completely feel you about wanting to always do more work. Maybe the trick would be to make it more fun? On that note pump out more imagination work Sam! I think doing that will definitely make you more motivated to do studies and even more illustrations.
Really enjoyed looking through the updates, can't wait till I've got more time to get back in this game with you jordy, miles, ming and all the others. Hopefully there'll be some fun challenges to have. Like you said it's refreshing to see people around your own age working on this stuff
Keep burning it up, and I just felt like taking time out and posting this because I actually don't think I mention enough how great all this stuff you're doing is
Ven S: Thanks
Jovian M: Thanks deary
Andrew Sonea: Yeah I know man, was kinda going for a stylised pixar feel or something, maybe it didn't come off right. Thanks
Nibras: Thanks Nibras
h.k: Haha! Thanks!
xinranliu: Thanks man
A quick study of my bust
Some still life stuff with no pressure sensitivity
Two portraits I did in the early hours of the morning, probably 2-3 hours each
And the freelance thing I've been working on, all tied up now
hey man very nice work.. i like those sketches from life with no pressure sensitivity.. it seems like a good practice and it gives a nice crisp look to it.. might try that later..
your selfportrait and the girl before that on pg49 are pretty cool too.. it doesn't have much to critique, just keep what you're doing! (:
So I basically managed to bust the end of my right index finger by getting it slammed in a door, the nails all cracked and I can't move the end joint that well. So basically applying pressure to a pencil is too much strain on the nail and just hurts like hell so it looks like I'm going to be drawing like this for the next week or so. Its pretty loose compared to having a good grip and I don't know what digital will be like, but its the best I can do for the time being
I've got some fan art in the pipeline at the moment but I don't see all that much point posting it until its done
Here's some sketches I did tonight just trying to see whats comfortable with the finger, pretty shitty
And a digital still life of my webcam from the other day, before my finger got screwed
Okay so basically for some reason any img link from CGhub exclusively is blocked and only displays a broken image icon. I don't really know if its a bandwidth issue on cghub or if either CA and CGhub are trying to fuck each other over or something. Who cares anyway. But this means that everything I've posted here since December is gone That's quite a lot of work. All the images are still up on my CGhub sketchbook are still up, you can check them here. There's no real point in me only only posting on my blog and CGhub until this is fixed since I reckon most of my traffic comes from CA anyway. I'll probably lay off posting until this is fixed, the CA attachment manager is literally the stuff of nightmares. So yeah, see you all when ( more likely if) my pictures come back.
So it kinda hit me that this isn't going to get fixed, if CA doesn't want cghub links then me saying so won't do anything. So thats half my sketchbook dead, you can find the that all on my cghub account. Time to fill this one up with better work anyway
Alright here's today's stuff
And a SP, 2 and a half hours
And heres a portrait from a week ago
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Oooo awesome improvement
Please just keep on going and impress me some more please ^_^
My observational skills may be great but i said nothing about my drawing skills
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Please comment on my deviant art I need friends T-T
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My57: Thanks man
Figures from photos, trying to apply some construction rather than focusing on rendering/line and just copying 2d shapes
still life warm up/ failure
And a still life of my beloved plant
Aryeh: Ah more like shitty D: I have a lot to learn!
Miles_: Thanks man, can't wait till he's big and strong
Hands and stuff from a mirror, mainly warming up
And a piece I've been working on since sunday, not so great but at least I know what to study on now
And some steps for whoever cares
hot DAMN! this is awesome stuff man!!!! those self portraits are aces, and that blade study just rocked my socks off. literally i geeked out and shook them off of my feet, and they collided with the wall so hard that the guy in the next room stared in at me, and was like "what the hell?!" and i was like "DUDE!-get the fuck over here and CHECK THIS SHIT OUT!!" and he just looked at me weird, but i still love this! so fuck him!!
Unfortunately many of your attached images weren't shown, even if I refresh the thread.
Anyway keep on posting pencil pages, please! The few I saw made me wanna draw.
Wow great job, I just recently stumbled on your sketchbook. I must say the leaps in bounds in understanding in here is amazing! Your hard work and progression is inspiring to say the least. I am really like your latest hand/arm studies as well as your understanding of lighting. What would you say are 3 things that you keep in mind when you setup your lighting from imagination, like on the latest elf piece. Is it just things that you have remembered from movie/life studies, and if so could you identify those? (it'sa weird question I know )
great improvment man ! Just check out the features proportions ( nose's loking short, small eyebrows ) . Also, you should use more hard edges for the face, to make him more viril, adding a bit more cheeks, and defining the jawsa bit better . Also, for the sparkles at the left, the one that are blurred are fitting well into the scene, but theones in the foreground aren't se well . You used the same color, the same hardness for all of the sparkles, so it looks a bit like a fake, not real . Well, keep it up man ! I'm glad to see you're working hard !
NickyBeats: Haha fuck that guy Thanks
surus: The images from May 4th should appear, I'm using the attachment manager and my blog links so it should work. Thanks!
failstar: I don't know if I could sum it up into 3 things, its pretty huge. I'd say having enough light to make the form of your subject read well is important. For instance, the picture of the elf would still read correctly if I didn't have the orange light, but it reads a lot better with it there to show the forms. Then there's remembering that light is reflecting off of everything we see, and you need to take that into account in terms of bounce light. For example, if that elf dude was wearing a fluorescent yellow jacket, that would need to be taken into account and yellow bounce light would be all over the face etc. And lastly I'd just say colour overall is really important to setting up a lighting situation, as they work hand in hand. I still don't really know much at all, but I'd say just reading books (currently find Creative Illustration by Andrew Loomis helpful on just about everything) doing studies from life to see how light works and checking out how other artists/films use light in a way that you think is cool. Hope you found this useful in some way Thanks!
Fetsch: Thanks man
Dile_: Cheers bro
kikindaface: I had quite a lot before but decided I wanted him more feminine/boyish to have a girly elf look Thanks
Especially liking the SP and few last portraits! Might be just me but getting the feeling theres something off on the elf guys eyes. Might be that the right eye (in the red light) is a tad too far from the nose.
Crazy good colours, you really managed to grab the light in the latest still-life.
Keep up rocking! I'll be sure to check in
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