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16-02-2004, 04:46 AM
this sketch is just a study for me to develop cartoon style:) .
I take a reference from a pic and redraw her.
Her name is Rikku and she belongs to Final Fantasy X-2 RPG.
Crits are welcome;) .
16-02-2004, 05:51 AM
I like this one very much :)
16-02-2004, 06:15 AM
16-02-2004, 08:49 AM
Yes, very good..Looks just like her. Keep up the good work.
16-02-2004, 01:04 PM
looks good, but the bad thing is that you drawn it at a line sheet :(
16-02-2004, 05:40 PM
Thanks All:) .
Starwars : :D hehe, sorry for that, I draw her just for another sketch study, next time I promise to make my serious work with my idea in a blank sheet.
16-02-2004, 07:29 PM
You really captured how cute she is. Very nice work:)
17-02-2004, 04:03 AM
Thanks Rick:) .
Here's another study, this time I redraw is Yuna, one of Rikku's companion. I'm now want to study more about sketch, so next time I just post my work here, feel free to give a crits:o .
I decide to use a blank paper now:) .Just like Rikku's image, this Yuna piece is also a redraw from a piece that already remain.
Hope I can make my own in next post.
Thanks for your time:D .
17-02-2004, 04:21 AM
Hmm, cant quite put my finger on it, but theres something weird about the perspective you have applied to that picture
On top of that her torso looks a strange shape.
I liked the first one much better
17-02-2004, 04:30 AM
Thanks for the crits, Ironbuket. Any other crits are surely welcome here :) .
17-02-2004, 05:41 AM
Great pic. I also agree about the hand. The hand is close to you so it should seem larger like the gun but the fingers are a small as the one far away.
edit. also the angle of the fingers too. They should be at a direct overhead view like the palm is.
Fix that and I would say it is done. Unless you want to color it.
19-02-2004, 07:21 AM
Thanks for the comment Rick:) . I found my self a lot of error for her sketch especially about the perspective view, her hand, finger and her breast. I'll study more from my mistakes I take here.
here's another study for male anatomy especially at abdomen part, already acceptable or not?:)
19-02-2004, 07:27 AM
h,mmmmm nice sixpacks ;)
but the breastmuscles are weird o_O
19-02-2004, 08:47 AM
Err, nm :)
19-02-2004, 09:51 AM
The abs look good. The Lats would be bigger thoug if the abs and pecks are that big. Looks really good. Keep studying because you are on your way to becoming great. Just as a disclaimer, I need to work on mine too. I work out all the time so I can notice something a miss but I have some issues getting it perfect to. I am mostly studying the womens form in the gym. ;)
21-02-2004, 01:49 AM
Thanks for the crits and support so far All!!:) It's really motivate me to study more and more:D .
Here's another study for female. took a reference from a newspaper advertising.
24-02-2004, 01:30 AM
this is a very nice work , i see a lot of improvement in ur drawing.
there r some sugetions ,when u draw females let ur lines b so smooth , in ur drawing the hands looks very rough. and the hair ends are not well rendered or well finished . head look lil off comparitively .im not sure about that . but on the whole good try .and shading is cool.
keep doing !
24-02-2004, 04:35 PM
Thanks for your kind comment and suggestion,kamal_anjelo:D .
I'll post some more my study later;) .
25-02-2004, 04:15 PM
Nice work Androgs! There is a little progress in all your drawings. You chosed the wise path and learn through references. Keep it so and keep us updated!
28-02-2004, 07:39 AM
Thanks for your support , Avatar:) !
here's a new study, it still a WIP anyway but I just post it now, I decide to took Eomer from LOTR as a next study, I think draw him and the detail from his accessories is a good study for me:D .
Maybe I able to finish this sketch next month.
Any critics and suggestion are always welcome here. Thanks for viewing.:)
28-02-2004, 07:41 AM
forget to attach:o
28-02-2004, 08:46 AM
Shoulders and Hands are off :(
But nice work on the face
I see you do studys.. Verry good! You shoul study every part of the body, because the last drowing looks... not so nice... :)
keep it up!
28-02-2004, 04:06 PM
Corky13 & Icey : Thanks for the crits and comment, any other crits ares surely welcome here:) .
29-02-2004, 12:02 AM
ah.. the face is really cool. :)
but as corky said, the sholders and the hands are way off.
the shoulders are way to broad in my opinion.
and the hands are too short, especially the fingers.
i think the belt is a bit too high and the hips are to broad too.
just suggestions... :) :roll:
29-02-2004, 03:35 AM
Thanks ,TheOne:) , I'll make some correction later , hope I can finish it soon:D .
01-03-2004, 09:15 PM
:o ,hehe ok it still not finished yet, but I want to hear some crits and comment from you guys, maybe he still has an off proportion or perspective?Please let me know, I would really thankful for that:D .
01-03-2004, 10:57 PM
Theres still something wrong with the hands.
Look at your own hands. See the relation between your thumb and index finger. The index finger should continue about the whole length of the thumb again past the end of the thumb (if that makes sense). The hands on this guy are as if hes had the last inch or so of all his fingers cut off :roll:
If the ends of his fingers are meant to be curled inward towards his body, we should still be able to see that happening.
02-03-2004, 01:56 AM
Thanks for the crits, Ironbuket:) .let see what I can do:D .
02-03-2004, 02:41 AM
Something is wrong with his Shoulders....even if you say that he have such Pauldrons it will look weird o_O
02-03-2004, 03:00 AM
:), ok, here's the update, I did correction only for his hand.
Corky13: :D you can give a mark for the area that weird to you if you dont mind. I need to know it.Thanks :)
02-03-2004, 05:02 AM
well...its not wrong but i think it just looks...ermmmm boxy and hard to move....
02-03-2004, 06:55 AM
:) ok, thanks for the suggestion and crits:D .
02-03-2004, 07:23 AM
uhm, his right hand (our left hand) looks ok to me, but the left (our right) looks still a bit short. :roll:
02-03-2004, 06:33 PM
Thanks ,TheOne:) . I must study seriously about human anatomy from now on:o .
02-03-2004, 10:36 PM
:D ok, this is my reference, I know my sketch will not look precisely similar like the original one, I took a different perspective for my sketch:o .
Thanks for the support , crits and comment so far:) , I'll try to finish this study within this month.
03-03-2004, 05:11 AM
more quickly than I thought:D , I already finish it!!
Crits are welcome:o !
03-03-2004, 06:35 AM
I know it looks that way in your ref picture, but I dont think you should copy his left hand. I can only guess that his bracer is slipping down and is pushing his glove off or something like that. His left hand looks very weird still
04-03-2004, 04:10 AM
:) Thanks for your crits, Ironbuket. I must study, study and study more :D . Here's the beautiful elven Princess.
04-03-2004, 01:43 PM
Great! More impruvement! Keep it like that and you'll be a great artist in very, very short time! One problem 'tho: the hands! You have a big problem there. I sugest you to find some references and draw them for a while.
05-03-2004, 07:20 AM
:) Thanks for your kind word and support, Avatar. its really motivate me.:D . Here's a quick sketch I do for Legolas, also using a reference.
On my next post I probably also post my vector art work and my digital painting that I currently work from January and still delay till now:o .
Thanks for viewing, critics are always welcome.:)
05-03-2004, 07:22 AM
05-03-2004, 02:26 PM
Don't hurry to post! Take your time and study well what you are doing. Because this time you took a step back! The head is huge, the position is stiff and there is no more of the attentif touch in this that we could see in the other ones. So keep your eyes wide open and be your first critic. That will spare you a lot of hurted pride.
05-03-2004, 04:03 PM
hehe,Thanks for remind me:) ,you right, I'm too hurry:o , I must take my time carefully here and study well. See ya in next post;).
06-03-2004, 07:29 PM
:o one of my early work, made with Illustrator and finishing at photoshop.
07-03-2004, 02:09 PM
No very reprezentatif but nice. You do have an eye for Illustrator. Maybe you should think working more with it.
08-03-2004, 02:09 AM
:) Thanks for your comment, Avatar. it just for a very small beginning.
The big one will soon come:D .
08-03-2004, 02:42 AM
Ha ha, you REALLy have to work on your hands buddy, they are off (poeple were trying to tell you) you are very good though, keep up the good work... and take your time.
08-03-2004, 02:45 AM
Here's another work I done at January this year. I already post it here in this forum before. But I just post it again here, since I decide to use this thread for post my work ,WIP, concept and sketch study:o .
Jason-Lavoie : yup, you're right:o , I must take my time to do some study for hand. Thanks your comment:D .
08-03-2004, 07:01 AM
one sketch before sleep:) . crits are free to throw at this thread.:D Thanks.
08-03-2004, 01:19 PM
The first one (the manga girl) is somehow flat, but you saved a lot with colors and light. Using some soft Multiply to cast deeper shadows will give to the drawing more volume and dept.
The second sketch (the car) has perspective problems. I do sugest you using lines for reference when not sure of the right perspective. Just draw soft lines to guide yourself and erase them later. But it looks like you have an eye for cars!
08-03-2004, 06:05 PM
Thanks for your crits and advise, Avatar.I'll keep that in my mind.:) .I'm preparing myself for another painting now:D .
I agree with Avatar, I mean how can any of us not :D LOL
I really think that you could draw a beautiful car, with Avatars sugestions, this one looks very good but the hood really is lacking in correct perspective... Rework that and I think you could have a great peace... I also like your shading style
08-03-2004, 06:25 PM
:o Thanks ,USED. you right about the hood. but I'm not planning to rework it, I'm just leaving it to remind myself about my perspective problem and work on the next one. from error to error, I hope it can make me better and better:) .
09-03-2004, 12:46 PM
That's good thinking Androgs. Not to mention it will stur you nice memories later on, over a few years from now.
10-03-2004, 04:27 AM
:) Thanks, I'd rather grab a new canvas and refresh my mind.
here's a new painting, I try to draw Charlize Theron (man..she's so beautiful:o ). I know some current part not look exactly like her, any crit are welcome!:D (no tracing are used:) )
10-03-2004, 04:34 AM
You have improved like 10,000%
Now tell me how you did it :)
10-03-2004, 04:39 AM
really?:o ,Thanks! I just take a reference and think to draw her in photoshop:D . just like a shading work in my sketch, only this time color version.
Wow ...this is really cool...
10-03-2004, 05:04 AM
That is awsome work
holly crap man!!!
that is beautiful, you have improved greatly... I look forward to see more like this :D
and yes Charlize Theron is oh so beautiful.. have you seen her movie Monster? she is not so beautiful in that movie
10-03-2004, 08:10 AM
I wish I knew you in RL Androgs, I would take you out to celebrate your new skill!
Just look at difference in the hair of your female warrior from a few months ago and what you just did
I want to give you a big hug, well done :)
10-03-2004, 08:43 AM
Woha....lots of improvement.....
You have my congratulations androgs...lets see some more ;)
10-03-2004, 11:39 AM
A huge leap forward I have to say. Surprising indeed! Why didn't you posted this kind of work before? Post more!
10-03-2004, 05:50 PM
Thanks a lot all:D , This is because of you all support so far:o .
niki : Thanks:) , glad you like it.
RickStefani: Thanks Rick, for your support all on this way:D .
USED: Thanks for your comment, :) I still haven't watch the movie yet and yeah I know she looks not beautiful in that movie, but it just prove her skill and commitment as an actress, thumbs up for her;) .
Ironbuket: Thanks for your comment, buddy:) . it is you that already take your time to always give me a crits;) , I really thankful and appreciate for all your kindness.
Corky13 ::o Thanks man, it is just a beginning:) . Thanks for the crits and support so far.
Avatar : Thanks for your compliment:o , I want to take a rest for a while after this:p and back with the huge one (which is very killing me so I still havent finished it yet:D). Thanks for your kind support and advise man!! ;)
10-03-2004, 06:30 PM
here's a close up of her :cool:
10-03-2004, 08:47 PM
very nicely done ! congrats !
The car is cool... But what's wrong with the girl's neck?? She hasn't got any.... The face is verry verry nice!
13-03-2004, 03:58 AM
kamal_anjelo: Thanks for your compliment:o !
Icey: :) Thanks for your crits and comment, I know her neck looks lack detail to you, I'll try to improve better next time:D .
15-03-2004, 03:51 AM
here's my first Speedpainting done within 1 hour. Any crits:o ?I would glad to hear it:D !! Thanks for viewing:)!!
15-03-2004, 01:02 PM
Very nice. But do I see the use of a filter there?
15-03-2004, 04:55 PM
Thanks, Avatar. no filter are used, they all result from some various brush I used:) .
You mean that this is the real painting? ....
That's great! I like it!
17-03-2004, 02:45 AM
:) Thanks ,Icey! here's a try to capture a beauty of an Asian Woman,(:o hiks) any critics are surely welcome:) .
17-03-2004, 05:32 AM
Wow Amazing Head...very nice shadings in the face. beutiful Eyes and very nice colors
Torso looks ugly :D:D:D
Well even if the face is in Focus you shouldnt forget the Body ;)
17-03-2004, 12:17 PM
I cannot identify what type of asian woman you drawed. There is a little of chinese, and a little of india girl... The torso looks nasty pecause the shoulders are to broad and the trapez muscles (muscles sideing the neck) are too big and seam to be tense.
Overall I must say i do like those big, chear eye. Looks like you caught the smile so well that is not only on her lips, but on her entire face.
17-03-2004, 02:55 PM
Corky13::o Thanks for your obsevation, you right about her torso, I found my self got a lot critique about her body especially her shoulder and neck:).
Avatar: When I first draw her, I want to caught a chinese ethnic for her appearance, but then when I finished it ,she's become a bit India, hehe:D. you right about her torso, shoulder and neck. When I look it again, she's too "macho" for a beautiful girl:o . Thanks for your observation and crits:).
19-03-2004, 06:29 AM
:) here's my first try ever with painter. :D any crits?
19-03-2004, 10:39 AM
You could add some contrast on the face and cut out the blurry edges. But for a first paint...OK
19-03-2004, 01:02 PM
Androgs I think your work is getting better and better. Only, I think you probably know this within yourself. If you look at your drawings chronologically they are getting better, but also getting more and more specific. You have gone from waist up, to chest up, to head only.
I think you have produced some very nice work already. Donít be afraid of making mistakes and retreat into only drawing the parts you already do well
19-03-2004, 04:36 PM
Avatar: :) Thanks for your advise, I'll note that in my mind:D .
Ironbuket::o Thanks for your support, you right, I must learn to do a whole body, which I always make a mistake with it.
:) I'll try to do a body in my next work. Thanks for remind me;) .
23-03-2004, 06:00 PM
:) study for male torso.
24-03-2004, 02:26 PM
Very good. only that the biceps is too short.
25-03-2004, 04:57 AM
:) Thanks for your crits, Avatar. Biceps looks too short because I think of his arm pull off dumble pose, :o dunno if it's already right or not.
Anyway:D , here's my attempt to study about perspective, all done in photoshop. any crits:) ?
25-03-2004, 05:58 AM
Looks very nice!
Great perspective an light, the plants behind the wall are looking a bit flat tho.
25-03-2004, 11:31 AM
The plants need a lot of shadowing and I promis that, since you did a lot of plants, the shading will take you a century. The only part that looks out of perspective is the green patch between the walls. Great work 'tho, study is the best thing for any artist.
25-03-2004, 04:41 PM
Thanks, TheOne, :) I guess I must pay a lot attention about plants on my next work.
you right about the plants and that green patch, Avatar. Thanks for your crits and comment, more study will come soon;) .
29-03-2004, 09:04 PM
Hello again all, this is my newest WIP project that I called " Tea House " which quite a huge one for me now. There will be so much tree and plant everywhere, it tooks me a couple days to make just one tree (like the one in the scene) :) not mention the left side, right side, ground cover, leaves fall everywhere on various spot and back plants. ( :cry: waaaa ).
:) crits are welcome for this WIP project. Thanks for viewing:D .
The man's neck is larger... But you have a good progress!
30-03-2004, 05:46 PM
Thanks for your crits and comment, Icey. I'll studying more and more for human anatomy.:)
01-04-2004, 04:53 AM
:) This is my latest work, done in Painter 8. Any crits and comment are very welcome:D .
01-04-2004, 04:58 AM
WoW! *love* :o
this is great, i absolutly love her, only thing i have to crit is that her uppper part of the body is too thin.
away from that its a very nice paintig! :)
01-04-2004, 05:44 AM
:o hiks, you're right, Thanks for the crits and comment ,here's the correction and for this image I post the one with original color (the previous one already adjust level in photoshop, dunno which is better?)
Any other crits are welcome :)
01-04-2004, 12:20 PM
Nice girl but wrong anatomy! The hips are starting to high and the breast is too low. The hair strand deserve more work but you have a good start. Don't stop here, work more (and use reference).
01-04-2004, 09:02 PM
Wow, very nice Androgs
Did you find Painter8 good to use, ive never tried it?
02-04-2004, 12:45 AM
Androgs....very nice work ,i like her.the way u painted her face is awesome. give the same importance in other aspects also.like her breast under the cloth, and hand joints, drappery , go with the same patience when u were doing the face.
02-04-2004, 06:09 AM
Thanks for the support and suggestion, Avatar. I dunno if I will rework it or not, because I'm a bit afraid to make some major changes, but your suggestion will be carefully keep in my mind for my next work:) .
Ironbuket, Thanks for your comment, Painter have a smart blend tool and I do like the way Painter blend the colors:) , so soft and perfect.
Thanks for your comment and suggestion, kamal_anjelo. you're right about giving the same patience for all part of the work. I'll always keep that in my mind on my next work.Thanks:) .
20-04-2004, 12:41 AM
20-04-2004, 04:56 AM
Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897).
I recognize him as a great composer that write for Classical Guitar pieces.
21-04-2004, 08:51 PM
Johann Sebastian Bach :) .
23-04-2004, 07:59 AM
another study for male body:) . comments are nice.
23-04-2004, 12:18 PM
Well, it looks like you do need a lot more reference studies of anatomical parts. Here is what I see wrong:
1. The muscles by the neck are too high.
2.Trying to create perspective you drew a shoulder larger that the other.
3.The sidecut muscles are made actualy from several parts. You made a single shape there and it makes him look stompy.
4. The abdominal area is wrong. The abdomen muscles are not so wide and there are six as far as to the bely button and there another part of them under the belly button.
5. The forarms are too thin compared with the rest of the arm. The biceps are too long and the shoulder (deltoid area) its too small.
Keep on practicing.
Here is a very good downloadable antomy book:
23-04-2004, 08:19 PM
Wow!!:D :D Thanks for the book supplement and your time to always give me a crits,Avatar. I really really appreciated your kindness:) . I'll keep continue to studying more with the new anatomy book, Thanks in advance :cool: !!
24-04-2004, 02:37 PM
Glad I could help. You got potential and you work a lot would be a pitty not to lend a hand if I can.
25-04-2004, 10:52 PM
:o inspired by kamal_anjelo, I began to made my own.
01-05-2004, 11:44 PM
Since those guyz posted pictures of faces. I might aswell post this.lol
02-05-2004, 03:31 AM
:) mm, nice, is that your portrait? hehe.
here's another from me, I found a cool reference from newspaper and decide to draw it. crits are welcome;) .
06-05-2004, 08:30 AM
another portrait study:)
06-05-2004, 08:58 AM
All your images are very nice. You're colors are so vibrant and fluid, I love em! And your anatomy is coming along great!
Only thing I have noticed with most of your figure studies, do you ever draw the entire body? (cept the LOTR Rhohan fella) Not that it is a bad thing, but it may hinder later abilities. Only crit from me. Great stuff so far. Plus I love you GP02 SD avatar ^_^
06-05-2004, 07:46 PM
:) Hi, Suzuki Method, Thanks a lot for your kind comment and crits, you're right about study a whole anatomy, I'm in my process now. Thanks;) .
13-05-2004, 07:46 AM
:) another page from my sketch book.
17-05-2004, 01:34 AM
another portrait study, this one is a TV reporter.
man.. I must remind myself to do some anatomy study after this:roll: .
17-05-2004, 02:14 AM
Well i think you should try to make the shading a bit more subtle and you also should make some studies of Eyes. (because they seem a bit Big and have strange deformed shapes...)
But i really like your digital stuff ^^ really cool....especially the two women you posted earlier in this thread...please make a tutorial or describe how you make your coloring (cuz i really s**k at this point....looks all so cartoony etc. -_-)
keep on the good work man ;)
17-05-2004, 02:46 AM
:) Thanks for your kind comment and kind crits,man. you're right about the eyes :o
I am so glad if I really can help you about the colouring, maybe I'll post my explanation on how I generally painted...hmm...how about an eye? or else? you name it:) .
17-05-2004, 04:34 AM
Yeah make some eye studies and paintings ;)
And a explanation how you paint it would be really nice ;)
I can post some of my eye-studies if you want.
17-05-2004, 04:41 AM
:) ok, in a few day. I'll post a tutorial of how I painted my work recently. I'll prepare it as soon as I can.
and yeah, you can also post your Eyes studies . that would be nice ;)
17-05-2004, 04:51 AM
Ok...here we go ^^
And here a portrait to show you how much livelier a face look if you pay attention to the eyes ;)
17-05-2004, 04:59 AM
:) thats cool! I must study my own eye now:o .
17-05-2004, 05:40 AM
I Like The TV Reporter ! The Smile.......
But The Picture On Top Of That Maybe You Realize The Problem Already.
I Have This Problem Too But Well, I Might As Well:
The Head Is Kind Of Low, You Know Like They Say In The Ideal Man The Eye Is Always In The Middle Of The Head ?
And I Think The Side Of The Head Is Kindof Long ? Maybe I'am Wrong But Thats What I Think.
17-05-2004, 09:23 PM
Thanks for your crits, Bracer:), I'm agree about how I drew His head, kind a bit low, but I'm not sure about the other though.
Many Thanks for your crits:D !!
18-05-2004, 01:31 AM
:o Ok, here's my first time doing a little tutorial. An eye and an explanation on how I do this pic.
I'll divide to 2 section:
1. Drawing and Shading
I used photoshop for this one. so here we go ;). I'll post it one by one. So forgive me if I can't do in hurry. But I'll post it till finish!:D
18-05-2004, 02:19 AM
We here you Androgs ^^ lets start ;)
btw...i think there is a bit wrong anatomie on the eye...where is the teardukt ? ;) (hope this is the right spelling)
18-05-2004, 02:42 AM
Tearduct? :) yup, I'm not going detailed for the eye, since the main point for this lesson is the coloring.
Begin with sketch, I directly drawed in photoshop. I name this new layer "Sketch layer". I recommend you to always give a name for every layer you created. I'm not always mention about what name I've used in the layer, so its up to you to give the layer's name, the point is just to let you keep clearly when work with a lot of layer.
18-05-2004, 03:10 AM
Draw some basic color in the new layer and give it the name : Base Color.
btw, the spot light sketch is to remind me for where is the lighting source.
For this lesson, I used 7 different color and can be view in the left side of the image. About the drawing tool, I used only soft brush for the entire work, of course.. with different size and opacity.
small size (1 - 9 ) for doing a sketch or a thin line and 100 opacity for most of them.
medium and large size ( 10 - 70 ) for doing a color. ( with low opacity about 40 and below )
For the eraser, I used it a lot to fix the unwanted area. and for the setting, I used 20 in size and 17 in opacity, while I just keep the flow 100%.
18-05-2004, 03:12 AM
here's how the drawing should look when I turned off the sketch layer.
18-05-2004, 03:19 AM
adding a new layer called "tiny thing" (hehe, whatever you like, of course). draw some vein, irish, and darken edge for the pupil.
I used multiply blend mode for this layer, so I get a bit strong result.
18-05-2004, 03:26 AM
again for the edge, I used soft brush, dark brown with 10 brush size and low opacity such 46, cast multiply for the layer and lower the layer's opacity till I get the desire result, I used 59 for the layer's opacity.
18-05-2004, 03:32 AM
I want to add some depth to the eye, so another new layer and I give a pure white near the center of the pupil, down and go to the right a bit.
So, annoying? :), wait till you cast overlay blend mode for this layer.:D The result should look like the below one.
18-05-2004, 03:36 AM
Create another layer, to give a red ( I used color no .4 ,30 for brush size in low opacity such 30 and cast multiply for the layer blend mode) at random spot in the eye and cast a bit more when go to the edge of the eye ball.
18-05-2004, 03:44 AM
So, now we're going to shading this drawing.
I create a new layer and named it Shadow, to cast a dark brown (color no.1) in a low opacity. ( I used 8 for this one), brush size about 30 and cast multiply for the layer.
I emphasize the above area a lot for this shading.
18-05-2004, 03:57 AM
Again, new layer that I named "Shadow Black" . pure black color in low opacity and cast extra a lot for the above area.
18-05-2004, 04:02 AM
One layer for "highlight", pure white with 20 - 30 in brush size and about 40 or 50 for the opacity (can't exactly remember, sorry:o ). sweep to the desire area and give another white highlight at below area to simulate a liquid around that area.
18-05-2004, 04:07 AM
cast another layer for shadow outside the eye. black brown ( no. 1) , 31 in opacity and various brush size ( 30 , 40, 50, 60 ).
btw, the opacity number is really according to your taste, whether it already suit for you or not.
18-05-2004, 04:11 AM
I always create a new layer for just one small step to avoid a bad thing. So...:D a new layer again for adding depth to the crease above the eye, soft dark brown in low opacity and small brush about 10 or 20.
18-05-2004, 04:15 AM
yay ! thank you man ;) this gonna help me with my colorings :)
18-05-2004, 04:16 AM
:roll: hope you're not getting bored for....hmmmm.....creating a new layer, hehe:D .
This time to cast a light from right, I used pure white in large size for the brush, about 50 - 70. and very low opacity about 30 or below that. and if you still find it kind of strange, just lower the layer's opacity about 55 ( this is my setting ).
18-05-2004, 04:19 AM
I want to refine a bit the brow, so I create a new layer, and still I used dark brown in 37 opacity and 4 in brush size. Then I began to draw it.
18-05-2004, 04:25 AM
Ok, we entered the second section which is the most interest part:D ...finishing!
Create a new layer, choose the color with solid blue, use a medium - large brush's size about 50 - 60 with a low opacity of course, you will find this color adding so strong effect to the image, so lower again the layer's opacity, mine is 48.
Add this color to random spot, but especially in the shadowed area.
18-05-2004, 04:32 AM
maybe you have a question, why blue, green and red? Because these color is a "light" nature color, when you saw a white light, It doesn't really white in that way, the white color in the nature have a bit blue, red and yellow in appearance.
So, now for the green one, another layer with solid green color in use, large size for brush and low opacity. Sweep especially in a very dark area.
Green color has a very strong appearance, more than a blue one, so lowered it again at layer's opacity, mine is 22.
For this finishing part, I always used "Multiply" blend mode, because it's given the best result ( according to me:))
18-05-2004, 04:43 AM
The last one!
I paint randomly all the area whether dark or light area with solid red, in a very..very low opacity such as 10, and large brush size.
Multiply for layer blending mode and my setting for layer's opacity is 12.
:) I hope this little tutorial will help you. I don't know if my manner in painting is right or not in general, but these all is the way I working with and still must learning a lot of course.
If any of these tutorial finds wrong, please forgive me and let me know.:o I'm still learning anyway.:D
18-05-2004, 04:48 AM
Niceeee ^^ thnx..nice tutorial ^^
I dont follow all your steps but i pick out the most important ^^.....and after that i created this *lol*
Maybe i should go more for the realism as you do
18-05-2004, 04:49 AM
Looks great dude... Waiting for more ;)
18-05-2004, 07:39 AM
:) glad I could help, let's continue climb that mountain:D .
btw nice work you've got ;) .
18-05-2004, 08:55 AM
Very nice work on the eyes ^_^ I like the eyes in all your drawings. It may cound cheesy but you put a lot of humanity into them. Value structure, like color and anatomy is a whole nother beast. It can take awhile to learn control, but heck look at Van Gogh, he didn't blend strokes at all. I like you pencil drawings, they remind me of expressionism. Keep it up! Your potentioal is AWESOME!
18-05-2004, 09:36 PM
:o Thanks for your kind word, I'm really still learning and have to learn sooooo much:D .
19-05-2004, 12:57 AM
Great work Androgs, aldo you might work on your skin tones a bit. Add some soft red or pink, put some shadow under the lower eyelid. The only things it's not working is the highlight. In the human eye the highlights are sharp, not blury. So better go with a round, shining white spot. Or just try it, see if it fits. Good luck!
19-05-2004, 03:04 AM
:) Many Thanks for your input, Avatar. you're right and I am most agree with the eye highlight. I really want to try a bit detail for my next work for eye. I must study some more:D Thanks!!!
19-05-2004, 03:28 AM
You should go through Katherin Dingers Eye Tutorial ^^....its really good ! ;)
here...this comes out after i go through a combination of your and Kathrins Tutorial ^^....thats so cool ^^ I could paint Eyes for hours ....
I look forward to your next Image Androgs ;) Be careful with the eyes .... they are the mirrors of our Soul (same goes to the Hands) and i think after looking at "Dawn of Dead" Zombies are a bit boring because of their big amount in the latest times *lol*
19-05-2004, 04:02 AM
yeah:), I already check that tutorial and its really worth to read.
btw, I have a crit for you when I looked again your portrait study,
the nose...seems a bit tilt:D .
:) that tutorial you mention is the colaboration from some famous and talented artist, one of my fave is Robert Chang alias Lunatique:D .
19-05-2004, 06:40 AM
Well looks very good all. I'd say androgs, make the shadow/light a bit more flowing over in eachother.
I tried draw humans for a long time... I still cant. Is it possible that you learn it or do you just have to know how its done?
19-05-2004, 08:02 AM
:)Thanks for your crits, IceQube. about drawing a human, I think the best way to begin is draw from a reference, and then study about the proportion, anatomy, etc.:) I'm already on my way to learnt it right now.
19-05-2004, 08:36 AM
When you started it, did you draw these humans already? How long do you draw no?
19-05-2004, 08:51 AM
*has flashbacks of Anatomy and life drawing in college* *shudder* *Twitch* *Twitch* You just gotta practice ^_^
19-05-2004, 07:56 PM
well:roll: ummm, when I started, I draw a lot from reference of course, whether its cartoon or photo, but for a start, drawing from photo is a must.:)
19-05-2004, 09:12 PM
Well i gotta start with it :) :(... Thanks for your help guys ;)
20-05-2004, 12:48 AM
you're welcome and we would like to see some result of yours, IceQube.
Here's a speed painting done in 3 hour with painter and photoshop .(:o still can be called speedy or not? )
This one is a great composer named Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809 - 1847), I like his piece especially "A Midsummer Night's Dream". So energic :).
Any crits for this one would be nice.
20-05-2004, 01:47 AM
Awesome job man! Did you use a photo as background?
20-05-2004, 02:32 AM
Thanks :), no photo used for background.
20-05-2004, 02:40 AM
hey nice work- i like your lighting and colors. The detail isn't all that high, but it is a speed painting ;) I thinik the position of the ear is a bit off too...
20-05-2004, 02:49 AM
Very nice! Only think is maybe the highlights on the eyes, but I wouldn't have made them sharper either, it would totally ruin the nice silky smooth effect you have going. VERY VERY nice!
20-05-2004, 02:57 AM
Hi, TOXIC :) Thanks, you're right about the ear, :o I must pay attention a bit to that.
Suzuki Method, :o Thanks for your kind comment.
20-05-2004, 03:01 AM
Hey no problem, hah now you just have to one of Mozart :D ;)
21-05-2004, 06:54 AM
Mozart? hmmm, dunno about that.:D Here's another speedy thing, about 55 minutes :).
21-05-2004, 11:31 PM
40 minutes :)
25-05-2004, 07:02 AM
"Oriental Beauty" :) done in painter and photohsop.
crits are welcome for this one:D !!
27-05-2004, 01:54 AM
:) I decided to fix the image. :D
27-05-2004, 02:05 AM
looks sweet! :D
But try to add some brighter highlights to the eyes!
Away from that very nice work! :)
27-05-2004, 04:56 AM
:) Thanks for your crits, dude.
I fix the eye and the lips:cool: !!
27-05-2004, 05:01 AM
Maybe, you can make the eyes reflect the environment. That would look pretty cool and would give a lot more realism, but its pretty hard to do. :)
There is a tutorial about drawing the eye of a wolf on 3d total, i think this should work for an human character too. too bad the site is down :(.
If you want to work more on it you could add some more detail to the lips and the hait etc. :)
Looks good tho! Keep it up.
27-05-2004, 05:13 AM
:) the reflection for the eye is a nice idea, I already try it, but it doesn't match the feel I want to achieve for this scene, so I didn't use it.
But you're right about the lips and hair, maybe I should work more:D . Thanks for your suggestion!!!
28-05-2004, 12:09 AM
the final version :)
crits are welcome.
29-05-2004, 10:14 AM
great portrait, the only thing is, it gets a bit muddy around the nose, maybe bump up the contrast to give it more definition
29-05-2004, 10:23 AM
^^ very nice pic Androgs...but i think you forget that eyes never have a soft higlight ;) Eyes are wet balls full of geleť :D
29-05-2004, 08:02 PM
Suzuki_Method, :) yeah, you're right about her nose, Thanks for remind me:D .
Corky13, the highlight for the eye is intentionally done like that, because for the image overall, I want to give a smooth and soft feeling, So according to me, the same goes with the eye:), Thanks for your crits anyway :D .
03-06-2004, 08:21 AM
This one is a redraw from a painting, to study for lighting that create moods and tells a story.
Any crits for this image would be very nice.:D
04-06-2004, 10:24 AM
Great work Androngs! You seem do do great with references. You should slowly try to make use of your imagination and use references just in case you feel you do something wrong. From there will be just one small leap to an artistry of your own. Keep it great!
04-06-2004, 10:59 AM
Very nice work Androgs! :)
I like the clothing, its always hard for me to draw cuttlings. (And it is even harder to model them :roll: )
The lightning is good too. I dont have any crits, you made a big progress!
04-06-2004, 11:31 AM
What I would sudjest is to find a college by you and make use of there Life drwaing lab times. Life drawing is very deficult but will help you a lot. Your work is looking very good. You have come a long way.Keap it up.
04-06-2004, 07:43 PM
Avatar, Thanks :) , you're right about that. I should slowly work with my imagination. Many Thanks for your encouragement.
I'll try to do some later:D ,hope I can do so.
TheOne, Thanks for your comment and observation:) , to do clothing is quite difficult and what I've done is far from perfect (if I compare it again with my reference:o ). I must practise more:).
RickStefani, Thanks man :), you're right for finding a college, I would love to take that great chance if I had an opportunity to, but I'm very limited in a lot thing, so what I really try now is attempt to be a self-learn artist, I really really love 2D and 3D art, so I hope I can made a great piece with the only tools I have now ( In this case, computer with its software and pencil :o). Many Thanks for your encouragement and suggestion:). it do motivate me a lot, and that motivate is one of my weapon now:D .
Many Thanks All!!!:D I Thank you All deeply from bottom of my heart.
I'll post some other work soon.
05-06-2004, 09:01 AM
Your are progressing fast. I did not meen to go to the college. It is just colleges will offer free or very inexpensive lab time were they will have a nude model to draw from. That is a lot easier than to find a girl to take your cloths of so you can draw her. :o Also you would draw males nude and that will get your butt kicked to ask them to take their cloths off.:roll:
05-06-2004, 09:03 AM
I Am Always Amaze At How people Draw Cloth.
Great! Cloth Androgs!
05-06-2004, 08:08 PM
RickStefani, hehe:o , you're right. I think for that case, the college lab time is the only answer, otherwise, I will get a slap landing on my face:D .
Bracer, Thanks:o glad to know you like it.
06-06-2004, 07:54 AM
:o As Avatar suggestion, draw from imagination, so here it is..I called a "Young Rider".
Crits are free to throw. Thanks:) .
06-06-2004, 08:25 AM
Nice one! Looks pretty good. The lightning is...dunno how to say not bad, but it could be better! :P Cant put my finger on it tho.
Away from that good work! Keep it up!
06-06-2004, 09:17 AM
hmmm. very nice pic but I think the face is a bit weird and the nose is too broad:p
07-06-2004, 08:36 PM
TheOne, Thanks:) , yeah you're right, the lighting could be better, Thanks for remind me:D .
Valinor, Thanks for your kind crits and encouragement:).
08-06-2004, 04:52 AM
this is my newest vector art:o , done with illustrator, photoshop just used for adding and editing a few thing .
I took Ibanez as my object, it just so cool and beautiful. this one called Joe Satriani series.
any crit are very welcome:) .
08-06-2004, 05:44 AM
Whoolie **** dudio... With just @#$)_@( photoshop... AMAZING it looks like a render... and even with a render I cant replicate it... My very very compliments...
08-06-2004, 06:12 AM
Looks very nice Androgs!
But I have one crit: the edge of the lower part looks a bit strange at in the middle.
good work tho! seem s as if you are really talented in vector arts!
keep 'em comin!
08-06-2004, 07:00 AM
What is vector art exactly?
08-06-2004, 07:03 AM
Vektor art is vreating Graphics with Geometric Curves etc....the really interesting thing is that you can enlarge Vector Pics without a lack of quality ^^
Androgs: WoW :eek: The portrait is shocking, i love it!! Awesome work :)
08-06-2004, 08:18 PM
:o Many Thanks all!! glad to know you all like it, I'll keep working again:D .
11-06-2004, 12:51 AM
:) little study for matte painting and composition. here's the source.
11-06-2004, 12:53 AM
and this is the result, any crits:o ?
11-06-2004, 03:27 AM
nice :) but i think the white Tower is a bit "strong" ^^
hmmm i plan to do some matte-paintings for my upcoming Portfolio but i dont know much about this kind of art....do you know some good tutorials ?
11-06-2004, 04:20 AM
Hmm very intressting, was is matte painting exactly?
11-06-2004, 05:29 AM
:) Thanks for your crits, Corky. I rarely seen a tutorial for matte painting lately, but maybe you can take a look at this site.Matte Painting (http://www.visualart.ro/forum/showthread.php?threadid=5314)
IceQube, matte painting is to paint above a 3D render result or a photo to become a scene that create new mood, mostly in environment. Matte painting used a lot in making a movie, for example, we can take a shoot in a daytime and then with matte painting, we can add some element here and there or make that scene become a night scene according to the storyboard.
here's a speedy thing done in 70 minute:) .
11-06-2004, 05:50 AM
*g* i think its time to start my Max again *lol*
^^ hmmm now i have a clue how to make my background for my newest Illustration :) (waaahhhh it makes me crazy when i think that nobody will see it anyway except some Sponsors and the Movie-Crew -_-......) big thnx Androgs ;)
To the pic=
Well its not bad for a Speedy but i think the orange, yellow and red tones are a bit too much.....
12-06-2004, 03:11 AM
:) Thanks for the crits, that color is what I got in my mind:o .
12-06-2004, 06:35 AM
another one before sleep.
12-06-2004, 10:29 PM
Hmm looks OK, BUT, its way to rough, dont know if its only the hair but maybe you should smoothen it all a bit.
12-06-2004, 10:29 PM
Hmm yeah, and i like the skyline, cool air :)
13-06-2004, 12:54 AM
:)Thanks for your comment and yeah, I think I drew the girl too fast hehe:o .
1 hour 10 minutes
13-06-2004, 12:59 AM
Whoaaa, the town is great, i think your much better at night and such things then drawing happy girls, at least you gotta take more time for it.
13-06-2004, 04:44 AM
:) Thanks for your crits, Iceqube. here the last for today.
13-06-2004, 09:11 AM
some very cool artwork Androgs :) keep it up
one thing you might find would help with the character drawings is getting the book "Dynamic Anatomy" by Byrne Hogarth (should find it on amazon).
It totally helped my figure drawing :p full of detail and drawing of muscle structure....and lots of great tip on things like foreshortening. It very useful for getting to grips with structuring characters when drawing them from the imagination, getting the perspective right, and generally making them as polished as possible :)
I'd totally recommend it to anyone doing character drawing
(as well as the "how to draw manga" series of books, and "drawing comics the marvel way")
good work :)
13-06-2004, 09:24 AM
Wow! Your latest artworks are really nice! Especially like the one with the tree! :) Keep it up!
14-06-2004, 12:42 PM
Indeed, good work Androngs. But I have to say something to you even at the risk of offending you: why don't you, instead of making seven speedies, make one sigle mind blowing artwork?
14-06-2004, 08:21 PM
ross_coe, :) Thanks a lot for your suggestion!!! I've seen before the last two books you mention. I will go to check again for the first book. The title looks very promising:D !!! Thanks again!!!!
TheOne,:o Thanks, glad to know that you like it.I'll post another later.
Avatar, Thanks:) I'm not offended at all, the reason why I done some speedy lately is to practise a quick sketch that often find useful for making a concept. In fact, I'm preparing for one artwork that I hope good enough to blow a mind. So... just stay close:D hehe.
15-06-2004, 06:30 AM
:o this is my newest work that I started from a couple month ago, all using photoshop for this one. I really want to hear some crits, so feel free to throw it.
15-06-2004, 06:50 AM
I really like it but i think that the "Autumn-tree" look far out of place o.O I think it ruins much in this pic sorry :(
15-06-2004, 10:32 AM
I don't think the autumn tree is out of place, but its easy to see the difference between the lifs on the ground and the ones on the tree. The colour I mean. The lifs in the tree are too vivid, the color is too bright. All what Androgs will have to do is tone down the colors of the lifs and desature them a little. The image per total is awsome and its show pasion for the beauty of the nature.
15-06-2004, 05:08 PM
Corky13, Thanks for your crits, :) though I'm not sure about that. I think there's no problem with the tree position.
Avatar, Thanks for your observation,:) you right about the color, I realized that later when I looked at it again, Thanks !!:D
Here's the bigger version:cool: .
18-06-2004, 02:28 AM
this one is for CG Talk daily sketch entry.
photoshop 2 hour 25 minutes.
18-06-2004, 05:00 AM
errr.... WOW!!! O_O;
18-06-2004, 12:25 PM
Looks awsome for such a speedy painting. Great work m'man!
19-06-2004, 02:05 AM
:o hey, Thanks. so glad to know that you all like 'em.
Here's another for the same entry but different title "Wannabe"
wannabe a.....RockStar!!!! YEAH!!:dance: ( 2 hours 10 minutes in photoshop )
and another one, monster in disguise about 1 hour 15 minutes
19-06-2004, 02:15 AM
The garden is so beautiful...
20-06-2004, 03:58 AM
Thanks baoling:) , so happy to know you like it.
here's another for today.:D
23-06-2004, 06:54 AM
23-06-2004, 07:06 AM
Please you have to give me her telephone-number :D :D :D thats very sweet..from or without reference ?
Oh and i really enjoy the Soccer-Player even if he have some anatomic problems ^^
For the other ones i think they could be a bit more "refined" if you know what i mean (cant remember a word that fits better sorry -_-).
And they look very "PainterClassicly"...but they are Photoshop arent they ?
23-06-2004, 07:22 AM
:) hehe, Thanks. her pose is from reference, but her face is very different from the reference.
about the other painting (speedy) all were done in photoshop, include the soccer player (this one no speedy), most of this speedy sketch is for CG talk daily sketch .
Many Thanks for your crits and comment:) .
28-06-2004, 12:22 PM
:) another sketch about 1 hour.
02-07-2004, 02:49 PM
another daily sketch.:)
and this one, 50 minute speed painting , I try to do with a different style.:o
03-07-2004, 04:49 PM
my newest one with photoshop.
03-07-2004, 05:21 PM
I've been "flipping" thorugh your thread, and I must say I really like your work! You've been improving greatly from the first posts.
About this last one, I suppose you were not going for a realistic look. If that wasn't the case, then maybe drawing the houses more geometricallywould help. Otherwise its cool. You could try making the lightning bolts glow; but I'm still a noob in photoshop, so I can't help you there!:)
03-07-2004, 06:22 PM
3dGator, I'm so glad to know that you like my work:), and yeah, for the last one, I'm not going to a realistic style, you're right about the lightning. Thanks:) ,I'm also still a noob in digital drawing/painting, have to learn sooo much!! and this forum has helped me a lot.:o
03-07-2004, 06:42 PM
You could make the bolts glow with this method=
at first you schould darken the whole sky...then you "catch" the entire Sky with a Lasso Tool and -> Filters -> Distorsion -> Soft Light
This should help you out ;)
03-07-2004, 07:26 PM
Many Thanks for your tips, Corky:) :) .
19-07-2004, 04:46 PM
a quick rough sketch for learning a concept art.:)
27-07-2004, 10:26 PM
Try to create my own robot:o . any crits and comment would be very nice.:)
27-07-2004, 11:10 PM
Nice work here! The condept looks very nice, cool style, too!
The robot is cool too... but you should try to add more detail to it. Joints, hydraulic systems, tubes and spotlights are just some ideas.
You also should decide between a heavy mech created for war or heavy labour or a more agile one created for houswork or maybe even special ops.
If you want a heavy mech try making the knees look to the back and make them a bit angeled. I can do a quick sketch if you dont understand what I am trying to say. (Guess my expression is pretty poor. :( )
That's it for now! Keep up the good work!
28-07-2004, 10:50 AM
Wow, Thanks for the input, TheOne. :D:D and of course you can do a quick sketch to sustain your explanation, that would be very nice.;)
28-07-2004, 05:53 PM
Here is the joint...
28-07-2004, 05:54 PM
Guess, you know hydraulic systems...
Nevertheless I did a very basic one.
28-07-2004, 07:11 PM
Here is a fast sketch of a bot, I did today! :)
28-07-2004, 10:23 PM
:) :) Thanks!!I think I'll do some other robot for my next drawing!!!
15-01-2008, 06:38 PM
phew..take a look back n there's a lot memory from what I learn from this thread and all nice people around here:). so..I may use this old thread to post some new studies and sketch. heres one for a speed paint challenge..(so loong i'm not doing this anymore..miss that moment..:roll:)..still studying studying and studying..:)..:xx:..(i think i got a lack in improvement..since also lack in practising)..thanks for viewing..
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