I haven't updated in a while, here is a digital painting I started. I have a ton of moleskin sketches to scan and post.
Have you tried doing painting in a looser approach? You're doing great there with your approach, but try a different one, it might help you realize things that you missed. You don't have to change your approach completely, just consider it as a study. Because i don't know why or what it is, but some of your stuffs are looking too predictable sometimes. Maybe you are restricted too much with your "solid color blocks" approach?? And your anatomy can be improved still, some of your poses are looking stiff, especially when it is dynamic (punching or running as opposed to walking or standing).
That's just some opinions that i have, I hope that's helpful Keep it up E!
It turns out nice, i agree. But the vertical part of the nose (i don't know what it's called ) is looking flat, in my opinion. His left part of the face (our right), his neck and the collar could be darker still, cuz it's covered partially by the cape. Try that tattoo out, it sounds like a good idea
Stuff's getting better, Eric.
The one you used for your new thumbnail has a lot of stuff working.. but the forehead isn't working. It looks like it's flat to the screen. Make it recede in value as it gets near the hairline; remember the light source.
That looks better but the bullet hole is kind of ruining the illusion of depth because there's no sensation that the skull has thickness.... it almost looks like a sticker instead of a hole.
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You have some pretty nice work in here!
I would suggest trying to work in some more studies, though. They help so much, and are the best way to learn! I've recently been doing more studies in my sketchbook, and they are just so helpful!
Keep up the hard work buddy!
Love the zombie!
I think what you should consider doing is take some Life Drawing classes. If you ever do try focusing on the ACTION and the RHYTHM of the figure. That's what I think the guy before meant as the bigger picture. Every sketch should have a central idea and it shouldn't be things like "guy with big gun" or "guys with cool armor". As a student for drawing towards animation this is all I'm focusing on right now. In a way you've got the other side of the spectrum down mostly(photo realism) and should at least try and experiment with expressing some emotion and that "touch of life" that alot of people have in their work. Here's an example of somebody I admire just to give you an idea of what I mean by giving "life" to your drawings:
I know it's cartoony but then again it gets the job done when it comes to giving that spark alot of your drawings need. Sorry to sound like a douche and I probably don't have much credit to what I'm saying (because of different schools of thought and because I just started drawing so I suck) but just some stuff I've observed about my own drawings. I still lack life in my drawings at times but that's my main let down when I'm done drawing something. Take this advice with a grain of salt and hope you keep on
Ps: Some great books on life drawing are:
http://www.amazon.com/Vilppu-Drawing..._other_title_0 (find it used because 100$+ is overkill!)
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