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Postby wartynewt » Sun Nov 24, 2013 3:18 pm

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Subject title: Warty's sketchbook

Hey everyone, I'm trying to improve my drawing/painting skills. So any critique or advice is welcome! I hope you enjoy my random stuff .

self portrait (second portrait i've ever painted, so i'm very happy with this one)
self portrait1.jpg


Anatomy, proportion sketches
training1.jpg


Icy environment (no reference)
the yeti's hideout1.jpg


Some thumbnails
thumbnails 2 1.jpg
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Postby wartynewt » Sun Nov 24, 2013 6:41 pm

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Sketches trying to learn female anatomy and poses
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Postby Felime » Mon Nov 25, 2013 4:12 am

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Those are pretty damn good, especially the paintings.

The Sketch on the top left is a bit wonky, Remember that the breast is attached to the pectoral muscle. It feels like you were doing a somewhat twisted pose, but the shoulders ended up square to the viewer, and her left (our right) shoulder is pretty far out.

 

Postby wartynewt » Mon Nov 25, 2013 7:10 am

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Thanks! Yeah there is something wrong with that pose :p

 

Postby wartynewt » Mon Nov 25, 2013 2:24 pm

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Another environment i finished not too long ago

forest river1.jpg

 

Postby Barbossa » Mon Nov 25, 2013 2:36 pm

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I'n rly like that Icy environment. Nice rendering and mood. Good work! :)
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Postby wartynewt » Mon Nov 25, 2013 3:04 pm

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Barbossa wrote:I'n rly like that Icy environment. Nice rendering and mood. Good work! :)


Thanks! I looked at your work and thats pretty awesome as well! :) much better than mine, but i'm here to learn!

 

Postby wartynewt » Mon Nov 25, 2013 9:17 pm

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did a little arm study :)

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Postby Zearthus » Tue Nov 26, 2013 2:04 am

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Love your landscapes studies/quick sketches. Is there any particular youtube channel that you follow? Or books that you have read?
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Postby tsai.leehua » Tue Nov 26, 2013 8:09 am

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Your strengths defiantly appear to be in your environments but your making great progress all around with portrait and anatomy studies.

Keep it up, can't wait to see more!

[Edit] You might find this guys stuff helpful for creating more fluid and dynamic poses:
http://www.youtube.com/user/ProkoTV

 

Postby wartynewt » Tue Nov 26, 2013 11:01 am

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tsai.leehua wrote:Your strengths defiantly appear to be in your environments but your making great progress all around with portrait and anatomy studies.

Keep it up, can't wait to see more!

[Edit] You might find this guys stuff helpful for creating more fluid and dynamic poses:
http://www.youtube.com/user/ProkoTV



Haha i just watched his videos yesterday! They were really helpful! Thanks gor the positive feedback.

 

Postby wartynewt » Tue Nov 26, 2013 11:07 am

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brianhermelijn wrote:Love your landscapes studies/quick sketches. Is there any particular youtube channel that you follow? Or books that you have read?


Thanks, i'm really happy you enjoy my landscapes. I watched all of feng zhu's videos, he mostly talks about the indusrty but often gives alot of good composition, technique tips. Blinckart's youtube channel has some awesome timelapse environment paintings too! Noah bradley also has a few useful videos. :p thats about it, i didn't read a lot of books about it but i do read the 2D-artist magazine where i learned a few good tricks.

 

Postby JonWing » Tue Nov 26, 2013 1:44 pm

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Hey Warty,

I'm really liking your work. Especially your landscapes. In particular your thumbnails. I really want to see you expand on them. You seem to have a great sense of value.

Your anatomy seems a little squished to me (limb wise). Basically the arms do not seem proportionate to the rest of the body in most of the sketches you have. It takes practice and study and you're already working on it. Keep it up!

I really do want to see some of the thumbnails fleshed out in fully color / rendered image. The gray scale have such a great foundation it seems like a waste to not expand on them!

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Postby wartynewt » Tue Nov 26, 2013 2:03 pm

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I'm already working on some of the thumbnails :) thanks! And i just started doing anatomy and poses.. So thats why i kind of suck at it;) thanks for pointing out my mistakes! Really appreciate it!

 

Postby wartynewt » Tue Nov 26, 2013 9:19 pm

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A landscape i did a long while ago, but i still kind of like the mood
the wanderer1.jpg

 

Postby wartynewt » Tue Nov 26, 2013 11:03 pm

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Spent about half an hour on one of the thumbnails :) (still WIP, i think i'll finish this one)

The cave1.jpg

 

Postby wartynewt » Wed Nov 27, 2013 5:37 pm

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Another environment from like a month ago :)

Himalaya1.jpg

 

Postby wartynewt » Thu Nov 28, 2013 4:23 pm

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Quick apple study :)

apple study1.jpg

 

Postby Felime » Fri Nov 29, 2013 4:49 am

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Really love your apple, manages to make a fairly static subject seem really rich and dynamic.

 

Postby wartynewt » Fri Nov 29, 2013 7:25 am

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Felime wrote:Really love your apple, manages to make a fairly static subject seem really rich and dynamic.


Thank you!

 

Postby wartynewt » Sat Nov 30, 2013 12:02 am

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finished that thumbnail :) if you have any critique, feel free to write it down!

The cave1.jpg

 

Postby virtueone » Sat Nov 30, 2013 5:11 am

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Did you use any references?...
https://www.google.com/search?q=light+beam+cave&tbm=isch

I think the lighting needs improving - it just needs to be a little more dynamic. You know, certain areas should be more/less transparent, or more/less atmospheric, or more/less contrast....

Also, search for "light beam brushes" - there's some pretty cool burshes/presets on the net that might be helpful.

I did a quick paint-over for you, let me know if it sucks or not. Notice I added more detail to the ledge to really show where the light was hitting and make it a focal point. Then I added some extra lighting/atmosphere/texture for fun. Just some suggestions, I hope you don't mind. ;)
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Postby wartynewt » Sat Nov 30, 2013 10:07 am

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Wow thanks! Your paintover looks waaaaay better! I didn't use reference but i definitely should have ... I'll repaint it mater today. You gave me some great advice!

 

Postby wartynewt » Sat Nov 30, 2013 12:39 pm

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I looked up some reference of light beams and looked at the way you painted the light falling in. I also added some more detail to the structure, and i think it looks better now :) thank you! if there is still something wrong please tell me.
The cave1.jpg

 

Postby virtueone » Sun Dec 01, 2013 11:33 am

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I like it. It would be interesting to hear other opinions. I have a couple more minor suggestions. With such a strong light source, I still think there's more light and shadows missing from the scene. I didn't address everything, but I added some rim lighting around the rocks, most notably in that top right corner. I also cropped the image, so the ledge falls within the rule of 3rds. I don't know if this is really much of an improvement, just trying to help. ;)
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