Shadow stalker: Thanks
Meager pickings this time. I have been spending most of my free time drawing perspective exercises. cubes, staking boxes, ellipses...lots and lots of ellipses.
Great job with this sketch, even though it's simplified, it shows a good knowledge about armor designs and metal and the hinted holes in the mask look really nice! I also like the way you soften edges on some of the portraits and the edge treatment on the foggy mountain studies!
Perspective studies are a welcome deviation from your comfort zones and I hope to see more stuff like the space ship! It could have used a cast shadow and some shading on the windshield to pop out more though.
Smuli: Thankyou. And yeah, perspective stuff is certainly way aways from my comfort zone but I'm doing my best to drag it there. I really just want to get to the point where I don't have to worry about this stuff too much.
Your really good at perspective stuff, is there any perspective drawing exercises you would recomend?
More perspective exercises.
I'm just complete and absolute noob when it comes to drawing machinery.
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The last mechanical sketches look confident, I like the seam, bolt and grill details you're adding!
About perspecive, one really good learning reference is the environmentoring thread about linear perspective. Fish eye perspective is also useful to understand, even if it's just to avoid using perspective setups that looks weird without it taken to account (it's really, really hard to draw convincingly and almost no one tries). This video does a good job explaining ellipses. Perspective is really just a small bunch of rules but the major part is fiddling around with them in practice to see what works. I guess I may have learned best by doing abstract perspective scenes with lots of boxes and cylinders like the first excercise on the mentoring thread, and by drawing buildings from reference with perspective lines.
keep posting and spiring love yor stuff.
Love the way you paint. Looks so simple, yet everything's there. Great stuff!
Razz: Result of studying and limited study time.
Xinranliu: yeah, Loose is good. I'm not that interested at drawing perfect construction images of various vehicles and flying machines.
I just really want to gain confidence on this stuff so that I don't have to worry about it too much.
Really speedy study: Screenshot from alien.
Wow... Some really cool stuff going on here!
I think you should do more paintings from imagination. I mean, try to illustrate something based on a subject.
You know what sucks? Sinusitis. Sinusitis and week long antibiotic course that must follow. ugh. Feeling tired and druggy is seriously cutting into my productivity.
And it doesn't make me feel any better to feel like I have forgotten stuff I should know by now about painting.
Rendering practice from imagination.
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Been looking Anthony Jones aka robotpencils work recently. Love hes stuff. He has some of the most amazing skills in values and renderings I have ever seen.
Looking at hes stuff and works of Cole Eastburn, Jaime Jones, Maciej Kuciara and others, make me feel like I'm missing something crucial about values and rendering. It's driving me absolutely nuts.
Awesome sketchbook! Jatka samaan malliin, sä oot nimittäin kehittynyt iha hitosti Ja täytyy myös sanoo et toi Craig mullins study on erittäin onnistunut.
Hey man, great new stuff. Uhm, okay you were talking about values in the one two posts up, I've found that when you have a fairly low key image like that, having a really strong rim light, or any light source of the kind really helps to make the image feel whole and it tends to resolve the other values. Just on point of strong light can really make all the difference in those instances. Granted this is probably something you already know, aha but I guess it never hurts to be reminded of it. Good luck man, it's always a joy looking through your SB.
loving the new stuff, really admire the rendering
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