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Re: Ubem's Path of Growth

Postby Nerdscribbles » Wed Jan 07, 2015 1:26 am

Very nice studies ubem! The texture turned out pretty nice on that last one :D
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Re: Ubem's Path of Growth

Postby eggyegg » Wed Jan 07, 2015 5:52 am

Love the way you work with values.
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Re: Ubem's Path of Growth

Postby Joelhladky. » Wed Jan 07, 2015 11:25 pm

more of this! now!
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Re: Ubem's Path of Growth

Postby Venomisia » Thu Jan 08, 2015 1:10 am

Woooooot nice work!! I see some mistakes in proportions, especially on faces in your works, if you do correct measurements at the beginning you can prevent those :D Keep working hard!
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Re: Ubem's Path of Growth

Postby ubem » Sun Feb 01, 2015 11:39 pm

Nerd: Thank you, took my time on it ^^ really paid off
Egg: Thanks! most of the drawings are copies doee >_>
Joel: You got it!
Venim: Thanks for point those out, definitely gotta slow my roll in the sketchn stage, will do!

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Re: Ubem's Path of Growth

Postby ubem » Sun Feb 01, 2015 11:47 pm

Art dumppp
Some really old stufff mixed in
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Re: Ubem's Path of Growth

Postby ubem » Sun Feb 01, 2015 11:50 pm

Split post so page doesn't get tooooooooooooooooo long
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Re: Ubem's Path of Growth

Postby ubem » Sun Feb 01, 2015 11:53 pm

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Re: Ubem's Path of Growth

Postby ubem » Sun Feb 01, 2015 11:55 pm

So much art omgggggg
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Re: Ubem's Path of Growth

Postby ubem » Tue Feb 03, 2015 11:35 pm

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Re: Ubem's Path of Growth

Postby ubem » Sat Feb 07, 2015 11:55 pm

Trying to learn colors, so difficult guh
and composition, I'm sucha beginner
Apologies for so much art trashh, just hope to one-day look back at all my slow progress ^^
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Re: Ubem's Path of Growth

Postby ubem » Sat Feb 07, 2015 11:58 pm

Some older (couple months+ ago) work mized with new studies
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Re: Ubem's Path of Growth

Postby ubem » Sun Feb 08, 2015 12:01 am

Actual sketchbook pages
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Re: Ubem's Path of Growth

Postby Hellzeine » Sun Feb 08, 2015 2:30 am

You're on the right path man :) Check out head construction by Andrew Loomis and the shoulder girdle by Bammes.
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Re: Ubem's Path of Growth

Postby ubem » Sun Feb 08, 2015 4:44 am

Hellzine Thanks dood, I noticed my construction in my head/shoulder areas were weak too, deff getting my study on, cool suggestions
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Re: Ubem's Path of Growth

Postby ubem » Fri Mar 06, 2015 5:21 am

working on improving imagination

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Re: Ubem's Path of Growth

Postby ubem » Fri Mar 06, 2015 5:24 am

And some Studies
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Postby neveK » Tue Jun 30, 2015 10:46 pm

Really like these landscape studies.
You really captured the color and light
preset in the references.

Watch your proportions.The right
on eye on the portrait study looks like
it's wandering off.

Keep posting.
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Re: I wan to be artis when I growd up!

Postby Christina » Tue Jan 12, 2016 3:06 am

Nice stuff in here! :) I think the people before me already pointed out your weaknesses, so just keep working on that and I think you'll improve pretty fast. I especially like your landscapes so far! Maybe try a 100 Faces challenge or something like that to get your faces a bit better? I'm doing that atm and it really helps a lot!
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Re: I like to draw [Jan 2016]

Postby ubem » Tue Jan 12, 2016 4:25 am

Nevek: Thank you! Thanks for the suggestion, I definitely need to keep an eye out for those eyes.
Christina: Thanks! That's a great challenge, I'll try to face more faces when studying, they seem to be my biggest weakness.

I've been doodling in traditional media for the past 5 months, I've accrued over a thousand pages of bad sketches which are kind of an eyesore. Also I've deleted a lot of images, they were just taking up space and not interesting to look at. Anyway here's some recent quick paintings:
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The first one is a quick study from reference
I'm not too happy about the edges in the second one, kind of rushed it since it's an experiment on how I can play with form.
the third is also an experiment with technique, wanted to see what I can do starting from black and white.

Thank you all for giving me such good feedback, it is helping me draw in the right direction!
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Re: I like to draw [Jan 2016]

Postby Naidy » Tue Jan 12, 2016 7:52 am

Real nice stuff, clear you got an aptitude for painting. I like that you're going between painting studies and practicing from imagination, I like doing that myself. The last portrait, the bearded man is v nice. Lighting and colours look good. Eyes could do a bit more clarification however, as and Its feeling a bit on the flat side, like it could do with a bit more construction.

keep up the good work.
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Re: I like to draw [Jan 2016]

Postby arobro » Tue Jan 12, 2016 10:48 am

I really love the range of colors you have in your paintings especially in that recent portrait! Keep working on making the edges a bit more clear. Also would love to see more refined paintings from you since it looks like with a little pushing these could make some great standalone pieces.
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Re: I like to draw [Jan 2016]

Postby Moe » Thu Jan 14, 2016 4:44 am

Good job with those Master Paintings, they were really impressive but I guess the issue you mentioned a few times was that it didn't transfer on to your imagination work. I think the reason for that is because when you just do a copy of a painting you're essentially focused on a bajillion different things at the same time which makes it very easy to go into a copying mode. I think it's much more effective to break down a painting into specific parts and analyze in more depth so you can incorporate that into your imagination.

Anthony Jones does a good job of explaining this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kfK46nruKM

And I think you might also benefit from memorizing the planes of the head. Both the primary and the secondary. Andrew loomis covers the planes and you can also do studies of Asaro Heads. Anyways, keep grinding.
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Re: I like to draw [Jan 2016]

Postby exynthie » Sat Jan 16, 2016 1:36 am

Your digital stuff is nice, there's definitely improvement in the last update, keep at it! Something I noticed was that quite a few of your brush strokes and edges look rough/bumpy. For instance, on the guy portrait, the edges where the cooler light hits are really bumpy and I think you'd benefit from being aware of that and trying to make it more even in future paintings. I also second what the others have said, a few more hard edges in some places to make them pop out from the blurryness more and to look more solid, + head construction, mainly for the eyes. I've had lots of issues with that same thing and still sort of do, but just keep doing studies and applying. You seem to have a good grasp of the rest of facial anatomy though, and I also feel the need to say that I like how the strap with medal things hanging over the girl's forehead and the area around it in your last post looks. Annd the hair falling on her right shoulder and the mix of soft and hard edges of the hair behind it.
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Re: I like to draw [Jan 2016]

Postby Skold » Sat Jan 16, 2016 1:14 pm

Hi ubem!

I'll have to second what exynthie said about your edges. If you focus on your edges and try to be more effective with your brush strokes you will definitely take you paintings to a new level. This will also save you a lot of time since you won't have to go back and refine as much later.
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Re: I like to draw [Jan 2016]

Postby ChrisDMiller » Tue Jan 19, 2016 3:00 pm

Hey Ubem! Thanks for the feedback on my work. You have some good pieces here as well, my man. You seem to be getting quite a few critiques here so not sure I can offer much that hasn't already been said.

I would like to see some pieces pushed further. I know it's just a sketchbook, but I really think you can tell where you're at when you tighten up your rendering as best you can (at least that's what I'm realizing for myself). That still life of the cup and pencil is a good example and I think it's really good. Would like to see some of that polish in more of your work. If you're already doing that, then ignore my advice :P
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Re: I like to draw [Jan 2016]

Postby ubem » Wed May 25, 2016 3:17 pm

Naidy: Thanks a lot! yea I've been struggling with proportions and values, hopefully more practice will smooth things out.
arobro: Thank you, definitely agree, my edges are probably my second weakest area, And bringing pieces to a finish is my biggest lol, thank you for pointing them out!
Moe: Nice link, Anthony Jones is really good at explaining those things. Thanks, that's a great theory on why it's a lot more difficult to do something from imagination, breaking down things into steps definitely helped a lot. Though I'm no a giant fan of loomis and using planes (heresy :O) since after studying them I didn't feel I learned much, but thank you for the suggestion!
Exynthie: Love the detailed feedback, it is very helpful! Yea knowing where to put hard and soft edges always elude me, thanks for the compliments and critiques! I'll definitely have to keep working on my bumpy edges, they're still pretty rough.
Skold: Thanks, yea I notice I rush paintings a lot which results in terrible edges at the end, I should slow down and be more confident in my strokes. Great advice!
ChrisDMiller: No problem! Thank you, yea tightening things are pretty difficult, I have some mad ADD or something, gotta develop that patience! I'll try to polish up more of my future works, thank you very much for the kind feedback!

Master Study for edges:
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Sketch done over couple of days- tried to spend more time on it but didn't really like it so decided to work on something else:
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Super quick exploring colors:
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Re: I like to draw [May 2016]

Postby ubem » Fri May 27, 2016 1:47 pm

trying to practice interesting designs and pushing for a more polished and finished look. Still struggling a lot with going the distance on paintings. Anyone have any advice?
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Re: I like to draw [May 2016]

Postby ubem » Tue Jun 07, 2016 10:43 am

for an art contest
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Re: I like to draw [June 2016]

Postby LucyHe » Tue Jun 07, 2016 12:08 pm

Nice stuff dude! I really enjoy the edge study you have especially.

It would be really cool to see what kind of polish would result if you pushed a painting further and further :)
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