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xyn tries to figure it out

Postby xynree » Wed Apr 16, 2014 11:05 pm

I'm so glad that something like this is starting up again! I really missed the feeling of having an art community out there and I'm really excited for this forum :)

here are things i've done recently, just here and there... studies and homework and paintings and etc.
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Re: xyn tries to figure it out

Postby ArcZephyer » Wed Apr 16, 2014 11:09 pm

yay xynree, It's been a while, you're stuff's improved a lot! keep it coming, we can help each other improve!
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Re: xyn tries to figure it out

Postby xynree » Wed Apr 16, 2014 11:20 pm

ArcZephyer wrote:yay xynree, It's been a while, you're stuff's improved a lot! keep it coming, we can help each other improve!


omg hi james!! i'm so glad you're on here *_* so exciting


...also dumping these two paintings, forgot about them
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Re: xyn tries to figure it out

Postby dprotsenko » Thu Apr 17, 2014 9:59 am

Hey. Thank you for some crits on my page. I'm really love design of your characters (especially girl with chain. Honestly, i saw it before and was surprised). And some words about basic... I believe that creating is much better than studying for beginner because it creates a strong dependence and understanding that I need to fix next. Anyway, you totally right about value and light. I don't have any crits for you. Just keep working. That's all :3
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Re: xyn tries to figure it out

Postby xynree » Fri Apr 18, 2014 12:41 am

dprotsenko - Thank you for your kind words! And I agree that drawing and painting from imagination is important, but you definitely need to draw from studies just to learn to see what you're doing right and wrong!


here's a study I did today... it took a lot longer than I had planned for @_@
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Re: xyn tries to figure it out

Postby JacobJanerka » Fri Apr 18, 2014 8:26 am

Haha, that short yellow dude is great. Study's are looking pretty sweet, I enjoy the painterly look, what kind of goals you aiming for?
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Re: xyn tries to figure it out

Postby Matheus Calza » Sat Apr 19, 2014 6:21 am

Love your colors, specially the skin tones, the last enviro is the weakest imo, it feels almost out of place, keep posting!!
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Postby Loraevia » Sat Apr 19, 2014 7:23 am

Your skin tones are beautiful ;_; I'm so jealous. You seem to have a really strong understanding of anatomy and your physical sketchbook was fun to read though. Did you seriously have that dream?! xD
I really love your image of the woman in the purple hood, I want to see more of your concepts! :DDD
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Re: xyn tries to figure it out

Postby eclip-se » Sat Apr 19, 2014 10:56 am

Wow, i love the imagination stuff, wish to see moore :) You definitely have good handle of your skills, so just keep at it too, lets both work hard!
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Re: xyn tries to figure it out

Postby Taylor-Payton » Sat Apr 19, 2014 11:01 am

Man, your sketches make me feel peaceful and mellow. They're just nice to look at.

Keep up the hard work! From what I can see architecture and environments are you lagging points, but these can be brought up with relative ease! Your figure work is super solid though.
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Postby Andy Butnariu » Wed Apr 23, 2014 5:48 am

Wow really cool stuff. I really love the sketchbook pages
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Re: xyn tries to figure it out

Postby griffinfly » Wed Apr 23, 2014 6:38 am

I love where your figure studies are heading, this latest painting of a guy in blue hood feels very classic-ish. I'll be subscribing to follow ya :D
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Re: xyn tries to figure it out

Postby xynree » Sat Apr 26, 2014 10:09 pm

@jacobjanerka: thank you, I hover between wanting to do entertainment design or illustration for films/games, but whatever, it's all pretty much the same :P

@matheus calza: ah, you just haven't seen my true ability to be suck-y at painting, that was only a glimpse!!

@loraevia: it's all the reference, the filthy cheating references... ;_; i always feel like I don't actually understand anything, but whatever haha.. and yes I did, I get really bizarre dreams often

@eclip-se: thank you!! yes work hardd :3

@taylor-payton: thanks! my sketches make me want to quit drawing half of the time... the other half is sometimes uploadable

@andy butnariu: thank you for the kind words!

@griffinfly: thanks so much! @_@

i don't really have anything solid or finished to show off, but I thought it was high time I checked back in on this thread. I've been busy with schoolwork, but I'll post some of the stuff I've been working on there too. I also have some WIP paintings and studies, but nothing really done *gulp*

Apologies for the bad phone cam quality...
Here's some of the stuff I'm doing for school:
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a value study:
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& some sketches, all verrry much WIP
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sorry for the big mishmash ><
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Re: xyn tries to figure it out

Postby algenpfleger » Sun Apr 27, 2014 5:14 am

nice work man! i like your edges and the id stuff is looking delicious too.

pay attention that your lighting and colors don't become too formulaic - you ideally want to be painting, not coloring. if that makes no sense at the moment, don't worry, it will. i'd like to see you do some studies where you take a very impressionistic approach to painting - basically ignoring the drawing side entirely and focusing as much as possible on color, mood, lighting and so on. then when you do stuff from imagination you can first visualize a palette like that and then use it as a base for rendering, to have the best of both worlds. give it a shot!
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Postby zazulathi » Sun May 04, 2014 10:04 pm

Great work in here, keep pushin the studies!
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Postby xynree » Fri May 09, 2014 4:15 pm

@algen: thanks for the comment, i'm a huge fan of your stuff b: and I definitely feel like painting from the approach of translating intention and mood into color is super confusing to me... painting in general is confusing! but i'll give it a shot
@zaz - thanks, i will try! @_@

studies and things

trying to figure out material rendering but largely unsuccessful, i think i need another go at it
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quick game of thrones studies
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i feel like i can see color temperature changes well enough but figuring out why and where to place them from imagination is much more confusing
study of some model
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and more this and that
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some WIPS, here's the one from the other week and the other one is me trying to apply the other study above
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drawing and painting is so confusing
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Re: xyn tries to figure it out

Postby griffinfly » Thu May 15, 2014 2:25 am

Hey Xyn, thanks for dropping by my sb,
I love your progress so far, as for the colour temperature confusion, I could say it's nice to separate cool and warm together with light and shadow, for the start. Cool light - warm shadow and vice versa. Later on it'd be easier to apply that *inside* of each.
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Re: xyn tries to figure it out

Postby Tobes » Thu May 15, 2014 2:45 am

Hey xynree, wowee I love your studies
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Re: xyn tries to figure it out

Postby xynree » Wed May 21, 2014 3:15 pm

@griffin - yeah it's something that i think about but as soon as I actually start painting i get kind of muddled as to which is which haha
@tobes - thank you *_*


went into a bad hump this week - I got frustrated and felt very unsuccessful and useless and didn't draw for 3 days or so...but I'm ready to give it another go ;_;



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Re: xyn tries to figure it out

Postby xynree » Sat May 24, 2014 12:39 am

Here's some screencap studies from today. I've been trying to force myself to write down some notes about the image I'm studying before I actually start painting at all, mostly because I feel like I'm constantly just copying and not actually figuring out how to do anything.
I've been thinking about focal point, mood, value range, overall color scheme, horizon/eye level, difference in color temp between light&shadow / foreground&background, how the composition works, level of saturation, time of day... etc. etc. Hopefully forcing myself to pull information out of these studies will help me with actually trying to figure out how to make images work :i
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