Walid D: thanks for dropping by!
Sweet update, you really pulled out all the stops on that painting eh?
can't wait for more
Lovely Expose entry. Best of luck with it.
As far as your SP goes, one of the reasons why it's getting muddy is because the values aren't reading well. One of the exercises we do all the time in school is to think of areas as either belonging to light or to shadow and to slightly exaggerate the differences between the two for a clearer read. When I work in Photoshop, I like to keep on top a Hue/Saturation Adjustment Layer with the Saturation set to 0 - this gives me a grayscale version of my image to to help me figure out the value structure of my piece without having to worry about the color.
To improve your SP, I would push the values in your shadow areas darker than you have here. Also, be sure to think about the planes of the head. For example, if light is coming down onto a head, then that means planes facing up will receive light, and planes facing down will be in shadow. In typical 3/4 top-down studio lighting the planes that are in shadow would include:
• area underneath fringes of the hair
• bottom plane of brow ridge
• area underneath the top eyelid
• bottom plane of the nose
• upper lip
• area underneath the lower lip
• area underneath the chin
... and so on and so forth. If you don't quite get what I'm talking about, here's an Asaro head I have lying around that I propped up with lighting mimicing your SP to give you a visual representation of what I just described. Looking at this, it should be clear which areas you need to push darker for a better read (for instance, the bottom plane of the nose).
Keep going man, you're making great progress.
PieMonster: yeah I was going for neutral cool greens in the shadow but i think I might've gone too far haha, thanks for pointing it out!
DStraX: I feel like I'm learning from them too its a good practice!
kingkostas: cheers dude, thanks for the constant support!
Helioth: more will come! thanks for dropping by!
sfa: thanks heaps for the crits man...actually I didn't really think about hte lighting and just started painting haha, there were 2 lights on in my room at the time I think so there was a lot of dispersing going on I'll definitely try to take what you said in to account next time thanks again for being so helpful!
jokerrabit: I'll see haha, thanks for the comment man!
doodle (need to do more stuff from imagination, I feel like my creativity is slipping a bit these days )
Started a Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida study...
Sometimes one SP just isn't enough ...if only they looked more like me haha, oh well was a good practice at drawing different expressions quickly
thats a good amount of work that you have hear.This amount of heads sure give you alot of experience.
Sfa made a damn good explanation in the previous post, keep an eye on it.
The one from imagination=Check the functionality, very strange how the torso defense system is connected with the skirt , with the X system.
This is only a point for making me thinking about functionality.
Also check a little about the anatomy.
Keep up working hard!!!see ya pal!!!
thanks dude! really nice uppdeit! really nice draings kipp it upp and u whil be a master =) ar you going to som sort of school? sorry for the englich
waaaah those faces greate greate fgrreate, maybe it's just me but I luv to see stuff like that
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The photos look stunning, I have to say. You must've gotten a nice one! Keep it going, good luck with your expose entry, you've accomplished a lot in these past couple of weeks...has uni started back up for you yet? Well, anyways. Keep it going, this all looks fantastic. Love the work you're doing. I look forward to seeing more!
great range of expressions... ever performed/ acted?
thanks for the comment guys! will post some replys later...haven't updated because uni started again for me *sigh*...Already I'm sick of it...I planning on quitting and save up some money to try for CA atelier or attend Watts atelier for a semester.
I really need a good art learning environment in real life right now rather than all this bullshit my course is feeding me...(I hope I can get my fees back haha...)
some studies i squeezed in tonight...god my values suck...
actually its interesting
Pal if you get accepted to CA atelier how you are gonna move from new zealand to america and what about renting a house, about money etc.Me myself thinking a lot about going to foreign land but i aim first to make money freelance and then manage to go there with money.
Share your plan if you can
See ya keep up
nice man looks really nice and ca isent it har doo get in ther ? and i whil really soon uppdate check it aoot
What specifically is going on in your class that you dont like?? I dont have a lot to crit because I think you are using some nice colors, and brave strokes. And hey I've seen sucky values, and those ones aren't way down there sir! Just get those harder edges where they belong, and use a softer brush to remove ones that don't if you want a more polished look. It looks like you don't do a lot of underdrawing for your portrait sketches on this page and yet they still feel quite good
nice work man! your studies are great! aaah and thank you so much for translating linrans tutorial! read it yesterday and it was a dream come true! keep rockin dude - nice plan to save some money for real education!
wher did u goo dude!!!!
Really nice sketchbook man! Your colors are looking really good and your values are coming along nicely too. I think your work would benefit if you added hard edges and some brush textures here and there.
I'm looking forward to working with you.
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