Try to add some more variance in edge weight. ie harder edges.
Nice work man, that last chick is bangin'
Thank you for feedback guys.
I don't want to sound like I'm making any excuses but it was a "mindless" painting, just for sake of doing anything, it's one of those moments that you're not in your top focus state.
Her entire head was further away, her breast and tummy are closer to us, altho I should probably accent that more, that could make the confusion.
I'm experimenting with soft edges lately, much to learn as you can see ^.^'
Tried a toon character this time to stay fresh and challenge the mind, misplaced his knee tho :< Ladies and gents : José
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Nice work and great inspiration! Thanx dewd.
love the style, reminds me a bit of team fortress 2 art work.
if you want to learn and practice edges learn from the masters, after I did that Frazetta study of mine I understood edges! seriously that study kept me noticing things I would not notice just by looking at the painting. master studies can help you tons.
TheDistance, Danny_K muchas gracias !
A compilation of some scribbles done from time to time.
I haven't done anything strictly from imagination in some time, and dang i got rusty, that was enough proof for me that imagination also needs alot of practice. So here's some stuff i did avoiding refference just to force the brain to think harder.
The headless gargoyle, might get back to this. Wanted to do something magic the gathering-ish in a long time.
The windows are off perspective here, but to be honest i didn't care, just wanted to do an urban comp fairly quick.
Bakker Don't laugh at mexicans, thanks :]
NickyBeats Glad you like it, all man made things are hard for me, so i'm kinda happy it turned out ok.
I'd like to become a master of picture making, so lets ask ourselves what makes a good picture?
Well some may say: anatomy of your characters, good perspective, that's also right, yes.
However the true key to a succesful illustration in my opinion is the narrative composition.
The great way to learn more about that is to study film shots, not only draw/paint it but try to analyze the relationships existing there. Here's the first one, i plan do a whole lot of 'em.
EDIT: No' 2
Last edited by Icecold; February 7th, 2012 at 02:04 PM.
A good book that I purchased I would recommend is Framed Ink written by Marcos Mateo a professional from Dream works he worked on such films as Prince of Egypt and others, it really focuses on cinematic approach and composition of your pictures very inspiring.
I can already see an improvement from the first page. that portrait you did in black and white looks amazing.
Did you get both of Gurney's books? they are a must as well
Yeha i got both Gurney books for quite some time now, but to be honest I havent read any yet, but even looking at the pictures made me realise some things.
Quick still life, today's morning, some light did get on y monitor which messed up the values a bit, oh well we geat smarter every day eh?
noo Ice dajesz radę, fajne cline lines
Keep an eye of the surface your drawing that bag with the candy king it looks flat and out of perspective, if needed use your intuiotion and add stuff to it to look more solid and readable, its your artistic right!
Thanks for the inspiration kick, I kinda figured that out myself less then a year ago well I kinda always knew it but it did not ring my bell only until 6 months ago or so.
Man. I usually try to give advice but you are kicking some ass. You don't have any bad habits as far as I can see it. A really nice amount of looseness and accurate textures and good value and edge control.
Shapes. Values. Edges.
On the dog head. some sharper edges on the nose would help bring it more forward from the bg
There is no Plan B,
Good studies man you are picking those colors really well. we should extend our journey chellange to another week? I had too much work to concentrate on something decent.
Check this SB
Sure, i've no problem with that, glad you wnat to participate. Next week's topic belngs to you
About Eric, i've been following him for years he's one of the teachers at Watts, great artist, illustrator and teacher. I'm so glad i've chosen this school.
You may want to check Lucas Graciano he's also teaching there, he's incredible too.
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