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Postby Tuna863 » Sat Mar 14, 2015 7:16 pm

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Subject title: Scribbles and Sketches

Lunknown wrote:
Tuna863 wrote:Liking your renderings so far. One this I'd advise to do is to make your shapes stronger and more defined. The sketchiness of the renderings is kind of getting in the way of telling apart a mass of shadow from a mass of light. Focus on blocking out the masses of shadow instead of sketching them in (draw an outline and then shade it in). It really helps to make your work read as the forms you're trying to represent.

But what do I know, I still have a lot to work on too. Just something that I noticed ;w; A good artist friend of mine used to get up on my case for doing the same thing, so I've been working on it too.
Working with charcoal really helps! Because it's so difficult to sketch well with charcoal, you have to focus on laying down values instead of lines (if that makes sense). It also helps you achieve a full range of values. :) I'm bad at explaining things, but hopefully you got something out of this aha;;;


Thank you! I never thought about that. I'm really trying to draw people more quickly and accurately. This will help a lot!


No problem. Glad that you got something outta it! :')
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Postby Lunknown » Wed Mar 18, 2015 4:29 am

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Quick watercolor value exercise. The features are a bit off (at least they aren't strikingly similar), but I was too lazy to go into the tiny details.
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Postby Lunknown » Sun Mar 22, 2015 7:19 pm

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Practicing with acrylics!

For the second one, is the forehead to small?

Thoughts? Suggestions?
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Postby Lunknown » Thu Mar 26, 2015 4:31 am

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Dedicated a whole new sketchbook to figure drawing!

Any suggestions? Thoughts?
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Postby Lunknown » Thu Apr 02, 2015 6:06 am

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What's up everyone?

Any suggestions, thoughts? I'm gonna finally start learning anatomy, at least try to.
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Postby Lunknown » Thu Apr 02, 2015 8:37 pm

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Discreetly taking a photo of a random guy on the bus...
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Postby zlyczlowiek » Thu Apr 02, 2015 9:30 pm

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I'd recommend Loomis and Proko for drawing heads. You need more understanding of the form of the head, then features. But seeing how much studies youre doing, youll improve fast, just try learn from them. :P

 

Postby bszijlstra » Fri Apr 03, 2015 10:39 am

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I really like your colours! They're very vibrant, keep up the good work!

 

Postby Lunknown » Wed Apr 15, 2015 3:58 am

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Just downloaded Photoshop :)

Just started this black and white study. Pretty stupid to use a color photo... I will probably change it to greyscale later. The shadow under the cheeks is way too dark, but I'm pretty happy with how this is turning out so far, considering how I'm new to using tablets.
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Postby Lunknown » Thu Apr 16, 2015 3:07 am

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zlyczlowiek wrote:I'd recommend Loomis and Proko for drawing heads. You need more understanding of the form of the head, then features. But seeing how much studies youre doing, youll improve fast, just try learn from them. :P



Thanks so much! I checked out Proko's video and have been practicing with that method :) My faces still look pretty awkward using the Loomis/Proko method, but I'm practicing.
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Postby Lunknown » Wed Apr 22, 2015 2:43 am

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Photoshop value study I've been working on. I need to adjust the likeness to the photo, but I've truthfully been pretty lazy regarding the little itty bitty adjustments :shock:
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Postby Lunknown » Thu Apr 23, 2015 4:21 am

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Another black and white portrait. Spent about an hour and a half ish.

I was surprised that the hand/eye coordination for the tablet was a piece of cake for me :lol: I thought I would be struggling for a while to get used to it.
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Postby Jesturr » Thu Apr 23, 2015 5:17 am

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Hello Lunknown! Very dedicated sketchbook you have here, I really need to start some value studies as well
I'd love to see you use more solid values, though - everything seems kind of blended and smeared and it's taking away from your forms reading in 3D
define your light and shadow areas more discretely, core shadow and highlight can wait until you've grouped areas of light and dark
otherwise, great portraits! I can see already you have a keen eye of accuracy, keep it up!
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Postby Lunknown » Fri Apr 24, 2015 3:53 am

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Jesturr wrote:I'd love to see you use more solid values, though - everything seems kind of blended and smeared and it's taking away from your forms reading in 3D
define your light and shadow areas more discretely, core shadow and highlight can wait until you've grouped areas of light and dark
otherwise, great portraits! I can see already you have a keen eye of accuracy, keep it up!



Thanks! Lots of people on the forums have said to reign in the shadows and the highlights. I'm trying, but my last art teacher heavily emphasized having a range of values, so it kinda contradicts my teachings :|




Here's an update on the latest portrait. I'm happy with the progress I've made, since I really tried to get an accurate likeness since I've been a bit lazy lately about that.

Are the values OK? I can't tell if the shadows on the left cheek should be darker, or if that's pushing it. The nose and shading on the left forehead area are pretty awkward too.
Thoughts?
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Postby Lunknown » Mon May 04, 2015 8:32 pm

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Typography poster thingy for this NYC contest. It's supposed to revolve around civil rights. Any suggestions for a slogan/title?
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Postby Lunknown » Tue May 05, 2015 4:59 am

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Updated: I made the background a desaturated green (advice from Sycra's crit video) to make the red pop, and added white lettering. I tried to redo it, adding different fonts and letter sizes, but it didn't really work out. The words didn't look coherent as one form, but like lots of jumbled letters. Meh.
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Postby Lunknown » Thu Jun 11, 2015 3:19 am

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Long time no post! I finally made myself take pictures of my sketches from the past few weeks and change the image size and whatnot. I take my photos on an iPhone, and the pixel size is too large for the forum.
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June 7 - Alex Ross Superman.JPG
June 10 - Bob-E Watercolor.JPG
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May 24 - Clothing.JPG
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Postby Lunknown » Fri Jun 19, 2015 4:53 pm

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I've been trying to paint with acrylics lately, and I've been failing so hard XD. My colors get way too muddy and it never feels cohesive as a put together painting. Mehhh
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Postby Lunknown » Mon Jun 22, 2015 6:35 am

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More heads. I'm trying to work on developing a style that's more visually appealing and I shows more form. I'm not sure how I feel about it now.
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