Page 12 of 20

Fedodika the rookie

PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 3:46 am
by Fedodika
@Snake- workin on it ;)

@koronuma: Wow thanks!

here's some stuff, trying to do studies for the piece as i go along... got some helpful advice from suzanne on composition today :)

Fedodika the rookie

PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 7:55 am
by Matthias Kinnigkeit
Hey Fedodika! Nice work on the cloth study! Good edgevariety in the head and shoulder area. Keep pushing man!

Fedodika the rookie

PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 4:43 am
by Fedodika
Matthias: hey thanks man, means alot coming from you! checked out your blog again, solid stuff there, hope things are going well in your neck of the woods :)

Sooo here is some stuff i'm gonna try to apply tomorrow. need to do a more finished study soon, so feeling excited for that!

Fedodika the rookie

PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2014 3:32 am
by Fedodika
so concludes april, learned tons this month yes yes..

Fedodika the rookie

PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2014 4:35 am
by Fedodika
here's some elbow studies, a dumb character to apply some stuff, and a movie study from silence of the lambs, wanna texture it more will tom when i regain the willpower lawl

Fedodika the rookie

PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2014 11:00 am
by Kuronuma
Great studies man, keep it up!

Fedodika the rookie

PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2014 1:48 pm
by Snakebreath
Nice to see all these studies, your eye for colour is getting quite good, keep it up! :D

Fedodika the rookie

PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2014 10:06 pm
by marvel57
Interesting stuff, that hooded figure was good. Loose painterly faces sketches, watch that eyes match, ! People always look at each others eyes, for signs of life, they have to look right! :shock:

Fedodika the rookie

PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2014 10:25 pm
by sgtmikey101
I always love seeing your improvement!!! You have so much potential keep pushing it man :D

Fedodika the rookie

PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2014 12:20 am
by top_rocker
sgtmikey101 wrote:I always love seeing your improvement!!! You have so much potential keep pushing it man :D


Nice studies ;)

Fedodika the rookie

PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2014 3:20 am
by Fedodika
wow all the comments ;__;

Kuronuma: thanks!

Snake: thanks man; but it's really just values craig mullins will tell you that!

Marvel: yea thanks easy to forget those basic things, super important!

mikey: glad you like it dude, its all just sittin and grindin through it!

Top rocker: thanks man, you are killing it too

Here's some stuff, was super busy yesterday couldn't draw ;>

Fedodika the rookie

PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2014 3:04 am
by Fedodika
footsy kinda day

Fedodika the rookie

PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2014 2:51 pm
by top_rocker
You should pay more attention to structure of a form.
And the rule about eyes - the light side is always opposite to reflected light.
i hope it would help, somehow. :D
p.s. my english is so suck XD

Fedodika the rookie

PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2014 5:13 pm
by Kuronuma
Whoa great improvement! love the painting studies!

Fedodika the rookie

PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2014 12:49 am
by Fedodika
Top rocker: thanks for the crit, i've been applying that today, i'll prolly never forget it!

Kuronuma: thanks!

lots o dudes today, a study and application, not my best lol, trying not to get too comfortable

Fedodika the rookie

PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2014 12:54 am
by Roger
Nice studies you got going on.

Fedodika the rookie

PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2014 8:44 pm
by fleur
Good job with all the studies! I wish I did them as much as youuu ;_;
Keep it up!

Fedodika the rookie

PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2014 3:06 am
by Fedodika
Roger: thanks for stopping by!

Fleur: thanks! don't worry about it; at your age, if you just practice a good hour every other day by the time you're like 20 you'll be there.. like applibot MTG ready i almost guarantee it!

Here's some stuff from today have some head studies i'll post tomo

Fedodika the rookie

PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2014 3:44 am
by Snakebreath
I love that horned girl, the small nose and lips are great! Keep it up man! :D

Fedodika the rookie

PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2014 3:01 am
by Fedodika
Snake: thanks for the compliment!

lame update today, spent most of the day in the sketchbook

the last one is a quick experiment to try and turn a form with as little shiny as possible, something i wanna do in my portfolio when i make that later on. Alot of artists have high impact really contrast stuff and i wanna see how little of that i can get away with and have it still read as 3dimensional.

Fedodika the rookie

PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2014 10:07 am
by Kuronuma
the last coloured portrait is amazing. you are sure gonna be amazing. how do you practice lately? because you improved A LOT!!

Fedodika the rookie

PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2014 10:39 am
by top_rocker
nice job, keep it up. ;)

Fedodika the rookie

PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2014 5:28 pm
by Ven
Wow, I really adore how you approach colour! Your art has a far more painterly appearance, which is awesome. I'm a really big fan of the portraits you've done so far!

Fedodika the rookie

PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2014 1:20 am
by Choctoppi
Wow, your portraits are really good! I like the nice smooth texture of how you paint skin.

Fedodika the rookie

PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2014 1:26 am
by Fedodika
Choctopi: thanks!

Ven: thanks alot! yea, i like some of the painterly stuff, i' trying to tighten things up a bit so we'll see where that goes.
also glad you like my color choice, i'm really banking on those being my strong point :)

top rocker: thanks bud

Kuronuma: wow thanks! uh.. well guess i could explain it umm, just bust my ass all day! no really though, i get up work on a study
or imagination piece till around noon that's from 8 or 9am. then i work on anatomy till 4 o clock. by that time my focus is about
shot, so i allow myself to pretty much relax by talking on phone or even play a game/movie/go outside etc. i still keep working tho,
because i'm really motivated i guess. and here's why (but it's really lame):

Spoiler: show
I mentioned this in my inspiration thread a while back. i go to people who've shared their progress in a chronological sense, like
algenpfleger, sam carr, dave rapoza, mike azevedo, alex negrea, miles johnston. i look at their deviantarts and sam carr, miles,
and algenpfleger have folders you can download to view their progress from when they started like day 1. so, i keep those folders
and i found where i was at the time i downloaded them, and counted how many studies and stuff they did before i could honestly say
they passed me etc. then i find where they are at a certain point and honestly compare like, "could i do that?" and if the answer
is yes, i find the next thing they did that i couldn't do and say, "how long till i can pass that?"

I've learned alot about what not to do just browsing through their stuff, and ofcourse picked up some valuable techniques along the way.
seeing myself pass my heroes (at an earlier time) is more inspiring than anything! so if anything, the dates and times on deviantart
pictures and sketchbooks are my inspiration, like wow he got that good in this much time? it's all about being really honest with
yourself though, and not looking at them as inferior, but as a starting point of how much you need to do beat them. makes sense?
also suzanne has helped me pick up alot of techniques that would have taken a lot longer, like using the selection tool and little
things about anatomy, but having a mentor isn't necessary..

also, think about who's world you wanna go to. like i love looking at algen's and miles sketchbook because his world and the
vibe in his stuff is full of fun and opportunity. I hate looking at things that make me feel tired like generic stuff and people
who are delusional about their skills and just complain all the time.

and i remember one guy said in algenpfleger's sketchbook about motivation. "you only stop being motivated when your mind says you
aren't motivated." so when i get tired i just think of what that guy said, it's like why stop? you could keep practiciing, nothing
bad will happen. and then when i just can't take it i call it a day, that's usually when i post. hope that helps you! also, my
overwhelming desire to escape my home situation and not have to practice as much as i do really motivates me to just get it
outta the way!