Pushin through hard times.

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Re: Pushin through hard times.

Postby Zipfelzeus » Mon May 15, 2017 10:25 am

Willlake wrote:yo zip! i like the forest study you did a lot :) keep going man!


Thanks Willake! I'm trying to up my forest game haha.

Gosh... I don't even want to talk. Here are some updates. Studies, warm ups and some sketchbook pages.
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Re: Pushin through hard times.

Postby Enydimon » Mon May 15, 2017 8:42 pm

I really like that goat/ram dude on that last sheet.

Regarding the painting from the last page, I wonder what would happen if you organized your detail and non-detailed portions.
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I didn't do a whole lot of altering on this, just a bit of cleaning up on some of the brush strokes on her skin. I understand she's meant to look really dirty and grungy, so this may or may not work specifically for what you're going for.

Basically what I'm suggesting is that instead of everything having a lot of busy brush strokes all over, what if you had areas that had less texture or rendered detail? Maybe even patterns like detail - simple - detail, or simple - detail - simple. It might make things pop out more and easier to read.
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Re: Pushin through hard times.

Postby Zipfelzeus » Fri May 19, 2017 7:02 am

Enydimon wrote:I really like that goat/ram dude on that last sheet.

Regarding the painting from the last page, I wonder what would happen if you organized your detail and non-detailed portions.
I didn't do a whole lot of altering on this, just a bit of cleaning up on some of the brush strokes on her skin. I understand she's meant to look really dirty and grungy, so this may or may not work specifically for what you're going for.

Basically what I'm suggesting is that instead of everything having a lot of busy brush strokes all over, what if you had areas that had less texture or rendered detail? Maybe even patterns like detail - simple - detail, or simple - detail - simple. It might make things pop out more and easier to read.


It is so hard to go back to ball point pen after you had several weeks of digital drawing with the wonderful undo button.

Yeah I get what you mean. I think it all goes together with what you said last time. My brushstrokes aren't well organised and I tend make to many tiny brushstrokes in places where detail really isn't need. I tend to render for the sake of rendering. I need start thinking more about where detail is nescessary and important and where it takes away from the image as a whole. Also colors, anatomy and so on... blah blah. I really want to learn this though. It has always been a skill I so admire. I don't need to be photorealistic artist but this good sense of lighting, edges and detail distribution is somethin I really like to achieve. I'll check out some artist's video how they approach these kinda topics. I think videos can be helpful if you don't look a them with a the hope they'll teach you how to paint haha.

Anyway quick updates, because I'll forget it on the weekend. Warm ups, sketchbook pages and a digital drawing.
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Re: Pushin through hard times.

Postby Zipfelzeus » Sun Jun 04, 2017 3:18 am

Sorry still busy :(

Warm ups, a landscape study from piotr jablonski and some unfinished sketch.
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Re: Pushin through hard times.

Postby Zipfelzeus » Sun Jun 11, 2017 6:22 am

Quick study update. I've been doing some dumb fan art stuff lately so sorry there is no personal stuff here. Soon though! Once I get my shit together.

A portrait I did to better understand colors inside shadows.... also trying to refine my blending... D:

And a study where I tried to guess the value. I also didn't zoom in more than 50 % to keep myself from doing all these tiny brushstrokes I usually do. Couldn't totally resist the temptation though. I'll do more of these and with each of them I try to get more and more confident strokes as I go along.
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Re: Pushin through hard times.

Postby Zipfelzeus » Fri Jun 23, 2017 1:57 pm

A little update. A study. This isn't a really good photo to study from but whatever. Also some sketch paintings.
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Re: Pushin through hard times.

Postby Zipfelzeus » Sun Jul 02, 2017 8:08 am

Value studies and some portrait sketches. Faces are hard. Need more construction practice. Currently going through Loomis drawing the head again D:
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Re: Pushin through hard times.

Postby Zipfelzeus » Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:05 am

Update! Yesterday's exam was terrible. The first few question where really easy and the last few then ??? Spend 40 minutes just staring at the paper :/

Anyway here is crappy quick study and some sketch paintings.
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Re: Pushin through hard times.

Postby Zipfelzeus » Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:50 pm

A study and some sketches. Currently working on a personal piece. I kinda worked on it on and off and now I'm just not feeling it anymore. Gotta finish that shit though... anyways.
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Re: Pushin through hard times.

Postby Zipfelzeus » Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:27 am

Quick update. I have way to many exams this week I'm sweating. I managed to finish a personal piece. Yay. It still has a lot of the problem the previous pieces had but I'm slowley seeing what causes the most problems --> I really enjoy details but I 1. do not know how the render them properly 2. i still have issues organising them in a matter that is very pleasurable for the viewer. Insert issues with colors, anatomy and composition here.

Anyways...
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