Yiming Wu
Yiming Wu
Chengdu/Xi'an, China
Hi It's yiming here and I draw planes and learning stuff
Yiming Wu
I like this fading away look. could be a nice framed image :D
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Yiming Wu
Wooo the sharp shadow in the third one really catches my eyes :D The value and the colour looks alright to me. Maybe in the 1st and 4th one, the occlusion isn't strong enough (under the fruits and the plate and on the table?), so it gives an appearance that some parts are actually floating? But this is hard to get pin point right... I think it's pretty nicely done.
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Yiming Wu
Hey dude! If you like the form and you feel like you really want to do it, just give it a go, and along the way you will learn all the things you needed to make a page look really nice. It's the way of learning. Or maybe in the end you would find some other form you like instead of comic, then it's this project that pushed you through. Just start and see what you come up with :D
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Yiming Wu
Looking interesting :D It's nice you do such cool thing for the person. Might make a badge or something out of it? :D
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Yiming Wu
Oh man the batman one is sick!! I'm not a comic fan but looks like you did a really good job on that one. I do see some moebius in the third one. :D
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Yiming Wu
I'm not familiar with old stuff either. To me I could describe these as a bit of @Aaron Blaise kind of cartoony shape language with a more tight rendering like those hero comics do (quite nicely rendered flesh and other forms). I've seen Boban Savić GETO's work, this particular person's style do align more with the reference you give there. It's /geto on artstation (I could not post link or it might get blocked) and /boban-savic-geto on deviant art, although their shape isn't as "stylized" as what you linked. I think nowadays you could look up some coloured pencil drawings, they got the similar texture, it's just matter of finding the shape you like.
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Yiming Wu
Cool! You must have to imagine what it's like to paint the closed shape :D I like the blurry effect. Maybe if you could "sharpen" just a little bit more on features like eyes to make it pop? Now the lips looks the most prominent.
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Yiming Wu
Interesting! Keep up the great work!
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Yiming Wu
It's looking alright I guess... maybe the shape of the helmet isn't as "right"? looking a little bit tall? could use a more interesting angle I guess. Otherwise looking alright. One suggestion would be use a value gradient for the white part of the book, so it's brightest towards the center of the image and gradually loose that towards the edge, so the image doesn't look as flat.
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Yiming Wu
Those are actually pretty nice! Rim lights are looking a bit dramatic, depends on what kind of feeling you wanted to express you may want to keep that or remove that. It gives a separation of foreground and background in this case.
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Yiming Wu
WOW! love it! I think the saturation works quite well as you have a less-saturated background as contrast. So it looks good to me.
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Yiming Wu
These are all quite nicely done, I notice you have a thing with those "rim-lighting" :D. My suggestion would be that the image overall seems a bit gray, but that could be the way it's digitized. However, the shirt on the third one and the ribbon on the second one seems pretty dark, so maybe you need to also push the contrast in the shadows a bit more to avoid a washed-out image?
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Yiming Wu
Impressive lighting you got there :D Tho if enlarged some edges are a little soft but the structure is intact. great job!
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Yiming Wu
OH Wow you must have so much patience! Do you post this project anywhere available online? Would love to know more about it! Speaking of critique... the most impression I have among these pieces is probably white "show through" are probably a little too much, like the ground area in the first image. But that depends on the style you are looking to achieve, and watercolour do let a lot of white show through.
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Yiming Wu
I like the way you use wide brush strokes to keep the structure clean! also the colour is quite nice!
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Yiming Wu
Neat! I like the blue reflections on the second one, really shows the structure of a face.
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Dan B
I really want to pick up the pace in my insect drawings, been terrible lately.
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Yiming Wu
Nice! is this a kind of bee or a mosquito? Because mosquito is a big problem here where I live XD
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sonami
This helicopter looks beautiful, may I ask where did you learn to draw perspective in such a clean yet complicated fashion?
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Yiming Wu
Hi! Thanks sonami! Because perspective is rather mathematical, so if you plot right you will get a nice result. Some exaggeration will also help depending on what kind of thing you would like to express. Because a lot of times, perspective lines have a very narrow angle with each other, you can see sometimes I exaggerated some bits so it looks right in that direction, but also more expressive than plotting out mechanically.
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Yiming Wu
Well... I guess it's just to make sure the ratio is correct but not exact size. so if you enlarge something 2x then every length measurement should be 2x and every angle should stay the same.
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Luigi Manese
Hi @mussienko, I love your use of color in all of these studies! I think you have a pretty good self critique of your work, and I think the most impactful thing that you can work on would be to punch up your values. Right now, I think the areas in light and in shadow are not made all that clear. For example, looking at the road in your first painting, it looks like there are some segments of it that should be in light and other segments that are in shadow, however both your light and shadow values are too close to each other to communicate that. In order to get this clear separation of light and shadow, you might have to start either exposing your image to the light, or exposing your image to the shadow. When you expose your image to the light, it means you have a higher value range for objects being hit by light, and you compress the values for objects in shadow. When you expose your image to the shadows, you do the opposite: you have a higher value range for objects in shadow, and you compress the values for objects in the light. I've attached two separate images to illustrate this point. The first image is exposed for the light. Everything that's in shadow has been simplified to black (sometimes dark blue). Everything else is in the light. This allows the artist to get a clear separation of values for light and shadow for even the dark jackets in the scene. The second image shows a painting that is exposed for shadow. Notice how much color information and variation the artist is able to get in the shadows. Also notice that how everything in the light is basically white, in order to achieve that clear separation of value. Hopefully this concept can help as you try to apply it in your future studies. I think the challenge for you is going to be in keeping your color vibrancy while doing this value separation, but push through and your paintings are just going to get stronger. Hope this helps, and let me know if there is anything that I can clear up for you!
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Yiming Wu
Choosing a non-middle exposure reference is quite neat! I haven't thought of this much because for most of time when I photograph I'm doing it in a representational way where it is meant to capture most dynamic range. But as you say exposure to the light or shadow areas indeed brings more focus to the given region instead of muddling everything together. I need to bing this mentality more to my paintings I think, it also naturally solves the "oh I can't see that thing in the shadow/light area if I don't have the dynamic range" problem because that's kind of the point. :D
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