@Josh Sunga, @Peter Anton, @Serena Marenco, @squeen, @mac hewitt Thank you so much all of you for the help and suggestions. I've watched Dorian Itens stream, grabbed a bunch of references and will try to apply everything into value study thumbnails to see which perspective will best portray the scene I want to make as well as trying to design the values and shapes into grabbing visual interest. Then I'll try to color it, Edgar Payne have some interesting color shapes and will be fun to look into what colors he uses more closely. I will drop the result here whenever it gets completed, thank you all again!
Finally had a moment to sit down and enjoy this. Very educational, learned a ton I hope to implement as soon as possible. Thank you for doing this!
Thanks for todays stream, I'll have to watch the rest later, need to go to bed. You could really hear Kristian better today as well!
If the size of the tablet doesn't matter my Wacom Intuos S is still working flawlessly after 5(?) years, but it ended up feeling a bit small. I now have a Huion WH1402 V2 which I do like. You can tell it's cheaper than a Wacom but it's also a lot cheaper than a Wacom and the difference in price is not justified as far as I can tell so far.
Hey Sandy, good job with these compositions. First off I would suggest doing the eye level one due to it being easier in terms of perspective. Next I would suggest working with black and white only. Doren iten has a new video explaining how you can communicate a scene with 4-5 values. Which would be good to start out with. At the moment you can darken the frame and have the light illuminate the stone hedge like objects, making them a very clear point of focus. Hope this helps and I look forward to seeing the results
So, which view to use depends on the need you have to show something: in the Renaissance era the bird's eye view was often used to represent cities or battles, i.e. very large scenes that needed an overall view. It would have made no sense, for example, to use it to show a scene from the lives of saints. (I'm just giving examples, it's a bit more complex than that, but I'm simplifying as much as I can). In this specific case I don't think a bird's eye view is necessary and makes your subject much less interesting. The point of interest is this megalithic complex, which I imagine you want to portray as imposing: if you show it from above, it becomes a simple element in the landscape without you having provided any additional information, since its location within a forest is intuitable even in the first image.
Hello. I did two iterations of this idea I have, first one from above, which turned out not great and then I checked how other people have done forest-scapes and did the second one where you're looking on the standing stones standing on the forest floor. I'd love critique on both these, but I also specifically wonder if it's inadvisable to do the bird view one? I could only find art in ground level view, but maybe didn't look hard enough... What should I focus on to get the bird view one to work composition wise as well as with values and such? I feel like the front view one is a lot better, but that's not the scene I want to portray, of that makes sense? Anyway, thanks in advance for all types and advice
I struggle a bit with this, having difficulties figuring out how to capture the form, where to put the overlap, illustrate the tilt and so on
How do you avoid getting value shape edges that are the same? What should you keep in mind when breaking down a portrait into simple value groups to avoid the edges and/or the value value to be the same?
Fun stream and glad it was recorded, can't always grab them when they air and it's fun to get the option to watch later. I had some trouble hearing what Kristian said most times, missing what the question was, just hearing Stans answer :)
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I have to pop out of stream, thank you for today, was really fun to draw along! This is what I drew, doesn't look a lot like the reference photo but I tried. I struggle a lot with staying with a drawing for longer so this was great practice and I'd love feedback on what to improve