Yiming Wu
Yiming Wu
Chengdu/Xi'an, China
Hi It's yiming here and I draw planes and learning stuff
Yiming Wu
Very interesting! I don't tend to textures much in my paintings, because they don't seem much controllable, but can be good for filling intricate details. Nice work you've done!
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Yiming Wu
Ah cool! Nice to have you back onto art! You actually get a pretty decent skill back there, so I believe there must be at least some muscle memory/technique that subconsciously lingering there in the back of your head. You might pick up skills faster than complete new comers. Looking forward to your progress!
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Yiming Wu
Very nice replicate there! Slight distortion problem but overall looking quite well done!
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Yiming Wu
Wow these have really bold planes! I like this kind of style!
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shackman
Week 18 I moved to a new place, literally living in a shack now. Turns out it's next to a pig farm, or rather factory. They use the shit everywhere around in the area, freaking annoying. Also full of free roaming dogs, which is complicated when you have a small dog and want to go for a nice walk. But very nice hosts and that is the most important thing. I half assed draw a box and did some Kalvachev homework, but I made giant leaps with Blender. I'm plowing through one tutorial after another, already getting a good grip on rigging and animation. I also started to learn Boxcutter and Hardops, 2 popular addons that take hard surface modelling to the next level. It takes a while to get used to it, but that time will be well spent. I did only one plein air this week since it was quite cold and windy. Hopefully I can post some cool Blender stuff next week. I did not cancel my Syn Studio despite the continuing bloodbath of my crypto savings. So I'll have to make the best of it, probably gonna get Photoshop for a few months since it is required.
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Yiming Wu
Just found out this very interesting thread to follow along. It's quite nice that you share your journey here with us :D
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Yiming Wu
Looking interesting! Is it intentional that you made the cloud look like "cut and pasted"? There's some very nice paper-cut like effect on the lit edges. I think if to improve this, you can also put some more sharp edges inside the cloud so it has more "layers" of the fluffy shape.
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Yiming Wu
Hi there Dan! Yeah I would think commenting on the album of each other can be a great thing... OR... let's just make every update into a community thread, just like twitter but more "threaded", like if you post a gallery image, it's automatically represented as a thread in the community. And then you can have various filters and so on. It makes implementation easy because it's basically the same type underneath. My own website (ChengduLittleA.com) is coded in that way and it's super simple and flexible. And actually I think the problem is not really about the platform feature. Recently I've realized more that artists are simply too different from one another. It's quite hard to get excited about another people's art if you just don't have the same feeling of this subject matter and so on. That's why deviant art has such a huge user base but you still struggle to only find a handful of artists whose work you really like. Another reason is maybe we don't like to be like on a mass platform? I mean artists are more likely to be somewhat "alternative". To have a defined way to gather those people is probably not preferred. Thus I think what could beneficial artists greatly is we could really have a web-ring or to put it in another way, a centralized index/directory, where artists write down or categorize their "type" with some demo images, and simply it links to their own website/blog/social. Better yet to make it a protocol where people can choose what they view and connect with, or maybe just a enhanced rss thing. This could be a new "source book" thing?
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Yiming Wu
This is the outer side of the top portion of the "big leg bone". No muscle "bodies" goes over top of that portion.
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Yiming Wu
I think in terms of "something missing", maybe you could put more emphasize on the eye areas, make it more contrasty, or use darker, sharper edges around those areas, so it attracts the viewer more and also give the whole image a center point, rather than everything having relatively the same detail level
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Yiming Wu
Very clean and the shape of the whole thing pops really well. To me the main thing I see here is probably the belly/under side of the dog could use a bit more occlusion to make it darker, especially the contact areas of its legs, also the areas on the ground. But if done too much it could negate the "graphical" feeling. I think this could make a great decorative thing in a room.
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Yiming Wu
This is looking quite interesting. One curious question though, how did you achieve this "thin" brush stroke? By manually applying each and every single one of them? Or maybe a comb like brush?
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Rob Whicker
Gave this gender bending reference thing a 3 hour shot, didn’t brave the self portrait like Andrew but see what you think… takeaways; 1/6 size is too small for my fat fingers - I’m moving to 1/3 Much easier with 360 reference shots
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Yiming Wu
This is looking quite interesting... maybe the body overall could use a bit more twist to show more weight, now it looks pretty straight up and down.
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Dan B
To paint wasps, selling art pieces for silly amounts of money so I become an Entomologist. Unfortunately wasps are not generally a popular subject...
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Yiming Wu
I guess if a thing is popular then it won't need as many "-gists" in that realm XD
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Charline B.R.
Long time no see, welcome back :) It's very nice what you share with us today, I must say I have some liking toward the two last. The duo of people standing in front of the light has a very nice suggestion power while being very strong in composition and the last one with water share a very dramatic and suspens action. Love it !
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Yiming Wu
Thank you for the feedback! :D. I'm practising capturing some certain feelings popping up randomly in my head this way :)
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Yiming Wu
Very interesting texture! I don't usually do dry-brushing but this looks awesome!
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Yiming Wu
Being able to draw/paint without worrying about living costs and stuff... I don't want to have an art *job* but if there's people want to pay for stuff I do then cool, just don't tell me what to do XD.
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Yiming Wu
I think maybe it _is_ the camera flash which gives the leaf dimension? I'm not sure how to do the texture fast, but from looking at the image I don't think there's any way to do it without manually drawing every little dot... There's this guy Andrey Surnov does very detailed lightings by hand... you should check it out :D
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Dan B
Hey Yiming! Good to see you here again, I just started again here recently with a bit of painting too. I think the second one here is my favourite, though they are all very unique in the story they tell. The way the characters are standing in the fourth one makes it appear the message is not for one of them (I.e. standing apart rather than embracing in any way), adds intrigue, like it’s a forgotten moment discovered. Minor critiques: The second pic could probably do with further reduced contrast on the distant buildings between lit and shaded sides to capture the atmospheric perspective. I feel the third pic could use a slightly warmer light on the front of the soldiers as the miniguns are throwing warm light. In the 5th one the guy in the dingy has a very long upper left arm…. Also are the numbers in water supposed to be on an object or under the water or just floating there? Hard to tell what it relates to. The fluorescent lights in the background also don’t seem to be reflecting off the water. Minor things though, only the long arm really stood out without a long look.
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Yiming Wu
Thank you Dan for the comment :D I'm trying to incorporate stories/scenarios into those images so it doesn't look like just a plain design thing or a structural drawing. The low contrast thing, yeah. I didn't really realized it's "still not enough" after I painted it. It could use a bit more dulled down contrast to make the atmosphere. The warm light in the third... Yeah I think it could use a bit more warm light from the front. I'm still kinda struggling with the exposure of lights, I think with a bit more effort I can make the temperature correct. The long arm in the last XD yeah, I think I may have shifted from the original sketch because I kinda painted over it, so it became a bit inaccurate. I just went back and checked the sketch and the original is still a bit long because of the placement of the handle is not quite accurate on the sketch. The light reflection does seem to need a bit more attention. I think I increased the brightness of the wall mid-way and I think that's why it doesn't match the intensity in the water. The numbers? lol I guess you meant the orange ones they are there to imitate the film date effect.
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Yiming Wu
Pretty interesting! I learned painting also from @Marco Bucci :D I think the colour relationship is pretty well done. Although maybe the size of the girl's head and hair could be a bit bigger, also the gesture, it's slightly more exaggerated in the ref, especially if you align the head and the chest edge you could see it. Also the exposure of the highlight can be a little more brighter. That's a problem of my painting as well, I don't tend to go very far into the "over exposed" region.
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Yiming Wu
Well obviously this looks pretty flat already. The "stroke" inside the flat shape is exactly the characteristic of traditional painting, it gives a unique texture. I don't really see much of any problems here in your photo :D
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