agreed on the 2 guys above ,, and wanted to let you know that ur figres are getting better :o The proportions are, they arent always completely correct but u are getting there!
Hey mark lookin good mate! On the self portrait i think the jaw isnt that bad I would pay more attention to the skin tones though. Youre using way too much grayish tones which makes the color look a bit muddy! Brighter and more saturated colors would fix that up! You should also use a softer brush and lower opacity, when sketching, really makes a difference. Remember to keep your lines solid! Till the next time (which wont be long lol)!
Again not much for today - busy day.
Thanks for the continuous support guys it really helps me push myself harder
Gonna go and sleep for 6 hours, tomorrow I have a day off gonna get crazy! Really looking forward to that.
Aaand... an El Coro interview!
This first one took unexpectedly long :o
lots of mistakes on these
Last edited by Vatsel; October 19th, 2009 at 07:04 PM.
Nice work with the studies man! Damn, too bad i missed the TDs yesterday, they look awesome, especially the turtle one! You should pay more attention to athmospherical perspective thought, the farther things are, the lighter the value (as you surely know!) In the turtle one, the horizon should be a bit faded and lighter value. keep it up mate!
Had a lot of fun in the TD yesterday man, I'm down for another one tonight if people are about! We should have a proper crit at the end though, not just marvel at Alex or Noodles end results haha
That turtle one is probably my favourite of your td pieces to date, composition looks good, and the sensitive pose of the turtle is showing off your mad skills. I think the city on his back is set too low though, it makes his shell look too shallow if you get what I mean.
The last post is pretty good!
Your work from ref isn't half bad, but the work from your brain nugget seems to be uncertain and lacks confidence. Think about things categorically and make clear simple decisions.
Think about everything as just being a shape with a specific edge assigned to each line. Hard edges, soft edges, dissolved edges and firm edges.
There are only two kinds of lines straight lines and curved lines. Any other type is just a complication of the two.
Look for common angles in your compositions and create a good rhythm from that.
All of your struggle should happen in your under drawing. After that it's just a chain reaction.
I just saw in the lounge you want to go for self teaching. I say go for it, at least for a year, and see where it leads. 10 pages here since May - good job! My advice if you want to improve is keep doing what you're doing, but also, go through the Bridgeman books and draw them all. See how well you can memorize the figure. keep up with the self portraits, but also start some landscapes, preferably from life, but also from photos.
You want to build a library of imagery and forms in your head so you can use them creatively later. Hopefully if you study on your own this year, you won't have to get a job? That could interfere, depending.
Lovin' that last post, the IRFact one is also kick ass. Small tip about the skin, start with wider brushes and move towards smaller ones, some of your pics look a little choppy. Small brushes are for things like the metal on the pod (last post) whereas the skin I'd see more of a larger brush. It would help with contrast of textures. Great progress btw! Yey for self taught people! *high five*
I admire your determination man, especially now you're considering going it alone. I will say that if you try it and you find yourself getting lazy or complacent or just losing drive, find a teacher or someone to work with, basically don't be afraid to seek out help. I think it takes trying both the teacher student way, and the independent route to figure out which works best for you. There is no right way of doing what we do (or try to do).
Good luck dude, and looking forward to doing some more TD's. Next time you see me online, fucking nag me about it please!
I'm really enjoying this.
You're very dedicated! I really want to see the finished version of #290~
6 hours 42 minutes and 45 seconds for today, schoolworks keeps getiing in my way but tomorrow Ill have the day off! hell yeah
spent most of the 6 hours time painting in oils
I really need to stop forgetting to photograph those - by the time it crosses my mind its already night time and too late
Promise to photograph em tomorrow!
(I also need to do some more SB scanning)
about 11 hours for today, deleted the timer by mistake so its not accurate
This took 6+ hours O.O
forgot to take a pic again but a promise is a promise so I took a pick w/ the bad lighting
(All WIPs btw)
was sick of it so I went with a complete redesign
The TDs look interesting man, can't wait to see more.
Hey man, your art is great stop being so hard on yourself! Stuff like "bad photo" "don't like this one" all the X's by stuff and the notes.. It's just unnecessary negativity, I used to do that all the time with my stuff, when I stopped I loosened up quite a bit. Errors can be your friend sometimes, not every mistake is bad
You don't need any excuse, you're great, so keep working!
Last edited by Divorce; October 29th, 2009 at 12:00 PM.
hey mate, well done with the oils! I love the saturated colors, bring in some desaturated ones too to really make the contrast pop! loving the TDs, excellent way to improve! Cya around!
Edit! Well i decided to stop for some crit afterall The gurl with tha short hair, watch for perspective and structure, as these seem to be the weakest points in this one. Most of her facial stuff (nose, eyes etc) doesnt fall to their right places if we concider the perspective of the whole head. I drew a little something to help you visualize it. Its a very difficult pose and view, and I dont know if this is any good though
Last edited by ~KJK~; October 29th, 2009 at 05:09 PM.
whoa a paintover! awesomeeee
8 hours 40 minutes and 41 seconds for today
theres some more stuff that I've been doing today that I can't show you, it will ruin the surprise
things to do tomorrow:
take a photo of the oil paintings progress
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