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Realism photo studies from today
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Yiming Wu
I've wanted to paint/draw more images with more details in reasonable scale and believable fashion. I restarted doing some photo studies and found I'm quite rusty now... But it certainly helps to get me in the motion so yeah it's a good thing while I'm sort of in a "art block". My aim is to create some images for myself that would make me want to "discover" things in it, so in paintings, I might need to try push details a lot and see what I end up with. The first image here is what I did on paper with a 0.1 rotring, and tried to push some (more than my normal) amount of details into it and see if the image holds up. It's a bit weird to do so in lines because it can easily mess up contrast and value. I may need to actually do some painting tries. This time I adapted some texture look from Ian Sidaway http://iansidawaydrawing.blogspot.com, which I somewhat like. Reference images are from Flickr, with original author names on top of each image.
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Dan B
These look great! How do you capture perspective and proportions so well (*jealous*). Can you visualize the scene on the page and draw it out, is it many years of practice or just something you just 'get?'
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Yiming Wu
Oh those are photo studies. If I am to draw scenes like this I'll have to plot to a point that I'm comfortable as well. If you look at original photo most of times my drawing is distorted, partly also because the computer screen ratio being different from drawing box, but some tricks can make them look "alright" :D
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Sketcher Ameya
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Yiming Wu
Thanks!
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Harmony Steel
Hi @Yiming Wu im late to reply but just wanted to say these look awesome! I really love your illustratory detailed style and thumbs up for experimenting 👍🎨👍
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Yiming Wu
Thank you! I shall practice more! a lot of things in photography can't be transferred very well into drawings so yeah :D
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Serena Marenco
I like them very much, essential, clean and with a good composition.
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Yiming Wu
Well I guess that is thanks to the original photograph :D
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Gannon Beck
Beautiful studies, Yiming!
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Yiming Wu
Thanks! I'm doing more :D
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