I se a lot of potential, for what my opinion is worth. You are already working hard and doing studies from both imagination and life. For your figures, I'd advice doing some gestures. If you already do, then keep at it, but if you don't, it really helps you to warm up and to losen up, it has helped my drawing of the human figure enormously. For environments I can't offer any advice, since I'm pretty terrible at that. And perhaps push a little bit more your contrast? I can't really tell you what exactly, but some of the paitings come off as a bit flat on values. Try adding more highlights and darker shadows. Keep up the hard work man.
Great sketchbook - you can really see your improvement through the months. As for the portrait you just posted above I think the one you had first looked better. Sometimes super high contrast isn't the way to go and in this case it makes his skin look more smooth and less old and textured.
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Hey man, I like how hard you are working...just keep up all the studies and you go far. Do more pencils for anatomy and structure too!
"Complacency is the womb of mediocrity. " -- Jason Manley
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Hey, nice loomis studies! Keep those up and you'll notice everything getting easier and easier!
The studies are a great way to push you in the direction you want to get to.
My two knee jerk crits would be, make sure you are consciously aware of what you
are hoping to get out of your studies. And really pay attention to that aspect as you are doing it. You had a few great boxing/mma studies, and then you did a figure from imagination and doesn't feel like you applied anything from those studies. It's really easy to fall into a lul while you are doing the studies and just zone out till its done, I do it allllll the time, but if you really just make it blatant what you want to learn from it and really pay attention to you, you will get so much more out of it and retain that much more.
The other thing is the black you're using for shadows. It is really muddying up a lot of your studies, you should stay as far away from black and try to get a color in there. The places you are using it seem totally wrong value wise as well, so bump that value up a few notches and work some color into it.
Keep cranking on it dude, and have fun while doing it!
Just have fun.
the jersey devil, concept for a video game. these are just reallly rough sketches, not going for good art yet, just good design. Any design advice for it? He needs horse legs, wings, and to be about 8 feet tall and lanky. oh yeah... and really creepy.
Very nice concept mate!!! Try to think and render as if rendering simple objects. Everyform if simplified goes toward a basic form. That helps you not lose the 3d form of the object and helps you with perspective.
Here a paintover.
Keep up the good work!!!
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