There are so many different ways to approach this. To minimize confusion, the best way is to do some black/white master studies of good movie scenes, or famous artworks. Start with 2-3 values only, break things down. Don't spend too much time on each one, just 5-10 minutes each. 2 Value can be very difficult depending on the artwork, and it's not always possible to get a good read with 2. The challenge with 3 value is, like you said, pick a mid tone. To start you can just 50% grey as the midtone. But after a while train your eyes to pick a midtone that is a little biased towards light or dark. You'll notice most good artworks or film scenes are not half in the light and half in the dark. It's usually 20/80 or 30/70. So in a generally dark scene, your mid tone could be 75% grey instead of 50% grey, if that makes sense. After that you should be able to apply that to your artwork, and you'll probably have more questions then. But for now just focus on master studies to at least understand the concept.
It's such a wonderful demonstration, thank you! I learned gesture drawings from Proko, and also love Glenn Vilppu's messier gestures, but have trouble understanding his thinking. Your gestures are a perfect bridge between the two worlds, and now I understand Vilppu's gesture drawings too.
I just came across this. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKxNWq-nvto Second the Schoolism class if you have the subscription, or it's worth investing in one month to take that course, it's a good one. I'm sure there are tons you can find on YouTube too.
2022/7/23. Hello everybody. Here is the final (and adjusted) version of the trading card game I posted a few days ago). I changed the lights by bringing their colors closer to the surrounding environment but leaving them on the yellow tone to make the hair, face and breasts still protagonists when the illustration is within the frame of the card, and without a strong light that drives the viewer she could look too dark. I redesigned the sword as my instructor pointed out that the perspective was not correct. And he also suggested that I add some "princely" details like jewels or a crown. Of course a lady Viking wouldn't wearing gold accessories to a battle, but in the game's fiction it provides the idea of a "Viking princess". I hope you like it. Good night.
Hi I can't find the eBook for the Hamstrings, the calf muscles, the lower leg and feet sections... How can I get them? I find them quite useful...
I've been stuck on this stupid question for months haha. How do you fix the armature on the base? and I think you mentioned in one of the videos (can't find it now) that hardware stores have free flooring samples? Mine doesn't so I have to buy some. What would you say is a good thickness of the board for beginners? I can't see myself building anything taller than 10" anytime soon. Would these work well? https://www.amazon.com/Unfinished-4x4-Wooden-Squares-Burning-Engraving/dp/B093KFRVTF/ref=sr_1_10?crid=26J87YEHVAHPL&keywords=cheap%2Bwood%2Bblock%2B4x&qid=1651535486&sprefix=cheap%2Bwood%2Bblock%2B4x%2Caps%2C314&sr=8-10&th=1
oh crap, almost forgot to update... lots of plein air thanks to the endless sunshine in Southern Spain. I'm making slight progress, but still feel like burning every single painting.... Most of my efforts were focused on draw a box lesson 3, constructing plants. I got super helpful feedback by the creator himself, this has to be the best bang for your buck in the art world! Now it's all about constructing insects, next week I will start a new schoolism class with a discord art group. We will go through the 'Deconstructing People' class by victor Kalvachev. If anyone wants to join, just let me know and I'll send you an invite link (you need an active subscription for schoolism of course).
This is such a great exercise to do. I did a study of Nathan Fowkes' at the bottom, plus the two usual things I do for master studies - saturation map (black = desaturated; white= saturated) and hue map.
Steve has great advice. You're doing amazing for only having a year and some under your belt! Your characters are so expressive and full of energy! Other than perspective, colors is pretty glaring. Everything is fully saturated, and not harmonious. I would start studying color theories and work on more harmonious colors, and pay attention to color saturation and temperature.
The more i am trying these 2 Minute Sketches myself the more i see the skill of Stan. Like you said they are really hard. I feel like my strokes should be simpler and more on point. Do you have an idea how i could improve these?