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Postby Ambiguity » Sun Apr 27, 2014 7:43 am

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Subject title: Fedodika the rookie

I'd like to offer a suggestion if I may about your values. They're getting very "dirty" in pretty much all of your current works. I'd encourage you to start with blocking in large areas of flat value as much as possible and only add secondary values when you need to transition from one major area of tone to another. I dunno if you've seen this before, but it's worth reminding yourself about even if so:
http://androidarts.com/art_tut.htm#flatten_and_simplify

Also, you've probably read up on the proportions of the head with as many as you do so I won't bother linking to something about that, but I think you should check on your proportions more often, I like to use the rectangular marquee tool as a virtual measuring tool(like you would do with a pencil and your thumb in real life).

 

Postby sgtmikey101 » Mon Apr 28, 2014 12:07 am

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Thanks ambiguity!! Even though this isn't my sketchbook you've answered alot with just that link :D

 

Postby Fedodika » Mon Apr 28, 2014 4:34 am

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thanks amb tried to apply these things..

SGTMIKEY: glad you have so many epiphanies in here :roll:

here's some stuff and a sketch which i'll try to render tomorrow after some drapery research!
hand 15.png
movie scane.png
somethin.png

 

Postby Snakebreath » Mon Apr 28, 2014 10:07 am

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Better, better, but remember, no edge hugging (referring to the sketch). ;)

 

Postby Kuronuma » Mon Apr 28, 2014 3:01 pm

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you're really incredible with those studies!!!!
Check out my deviantart! http://psycadela.deviantart.com/
And my sketchbook viewtopic.php?f=3&t=8210&start=340 :)

Oh oh! I created my fb page! https://www.facebook.com/psycadela

 

Postby Fedodika » Tue Apr 29, 2014 3:46 am

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@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 :)
somethin small.png
WIP
hoolum.png
YAAAAAAAAY NEW PAGE!

 

Postby Matthias Kinnigkeit » Tue Apr 29, 2014 7:55 am

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Hey Fedodika! Nice work on the cloth study! Good edgevariety in the head and shoulder area. Keep pushing man!

 

Postby Fedodika » Wed Apr 30, 2014 4:43 am

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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!
nic.png
look like.png
somethin small.png

 

Postby Fedodika » Thu May 01, 2014 3:32 am

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so concludes april, learned tons this month yes yes..
somethin small.png
hope to get some crits from suz tom just about done with this
doink doink doink.png
quick armor love the colors in the ref

 

Postby Fedodika » Fri May 02, 2014 4:35 am

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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
armz.png
dug baily.png
huaaaaaah small.png

 

Postby Kuronuma » Fri May 02, 2014 11:00 am

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Great studies man, keep it up!
Check out my deviantart! http://psycadela.deviantart.com/
And my sketchbook viewtopic.php?f=3&t=8210&start=340 :)

Oh oh! I created my fb page! https://www.facebook.com/psycadela

 

Postby Snakebreath » Fri May 02, 2014 1:48 pm

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Nice to see all these studies, your eye for colour is getting quite good, keep it up! :D

 

Postby marvel57 » Fri May 02, 2014 10:06 pm

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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:

 

Postby sgtmikey101 » Fri May 02, 2014 10:25 pm

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I always love seeing your improvement!!! You have so much potential keep pushing it man :D

 

Postby top_rocker » Sat May 03, 2014 12:20 am

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sgtmikey101 wrote:I always love seeing your improvement!!! You have so much potential keep pushing it man :D


Nice studies ;)

 

Postby Fedodika » Sun May 04, 2014 3:20 am

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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 ;>
huaaaaaaaaah small.png
lil more work on this, tired of it
huaaaaaah detail attempt.png
trying to detail stuff, it makes sense just tedious
knee study.png
knees from ref then from head after 100 in sketchbook
speedpainting.png
super blown out dodge burn overlay speedpainting 30 mins; perfect example of colors i don't wanna use
que bebes.png
demon baby to apply stuff; i like more dull realistic colors; less shiny lol

 

Postby Fedodika » Mon May 05, 2014 3:04 am

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footsy kinda day
feety studies.png
foxy feet.png
face ia.png
keep painting skin the same way, gotta try something diff tomorrow

 

Postby top_rocker » Mon May 05, 2014 2:51 pm

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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
face ia.jpg
Без имени-2.jpg

 

Postby Kuronuma » Mon May 05, 2014 5:13 pm

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Whoa great improvement! love the painting studies!
Check out my deviantart! http://psycadela.deviantart.com/
And my sketchbook viewtopic.php?f=3&t=8210&start=340 :)

Oh oh! I created my fb page! https://www.facebook.com/psycadela

 

Postby Fedodika » Tue May 06, 2014 12:49 am

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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
eye studiez.png
apply.png
application
decrappio.png
crap study

 

Postby Roger » Tue May 06, 2014 12:54 am

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Nice studies you got going on.
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=11 Come visit my Sketchbook!

 

Postby fleur » Tue May 06, 2014 8:44 pm

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Good job with all the studies! I wish I did them as much as youuu ;_;
Keep it up!
21-F-England

 

Postby Fedodika » Wed May 07, 2014 3:06 am

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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
womernz.png
girl from mind
the warriror.png
still from the warriors

 

Postby Snakebreath » Wed May 07, 2014 3:44 am

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I love that horned girl, the small nose and lips are great! Keep it up man! :D

 

Postby Fedodika » Thu May 08, 2014 3:01 am

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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.
ggg.png
struggled alot with this because the cooler colors confuse my eye for the values :/
mushtroom head.png
speedpaint for a stupid idea i had lol
face study.png
studies from today and yes
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