Thanks for the lesson Boss :D I'm finally back too! I haven't drawn/painted in almost a full year, doing those simples studies was a really nice way to get back into it. The face was above the abilities I could salvage after such a hiatus, but I still gave it a shot. I had a strong desire to copy the reference, but that's not the point of the assignment. Also, I don't know how to "translate" the information from an asaro head to a photo reference of a real person.
I loved it when you pulled the value of the background sky down on my assignment It made a drastic shift and made it look so much better I was experimenting and trying to half stick it to a reference but with the step back, it feels like I was trying to "force" some parts of it to match a reference without "listening" to my piece itself and what it needed Thanks !
When I watch this, I'm experiencing lots of backwards skips of about 1.5 to 2 seconds where the video acts like a scratched record. Is anyone else having this happen? Previous videos have had a slipping and video distortion that needed to be reloaded to correct. I know this isn't a huge issue, but it is distracting as it keeps happening.
Hey, everyone! I hope you've all had a fantastic start to the new year and are excited to dig into the next segment of this course. I wanted to give a quick update on our plans for this year as there's been a slight change to our production schedule. I've accepted a new job on Hearthstone which is very exciting but also means I have to move across the entire country, which has been consuming every waking moment of the past month or so. As such, there will be a bit of a delay in the release of the next episodes until I can get settled into my new place and re-establish my recording setup. We have a LOT of great content coming for the course this year that I'm super excited to share, and I want to be sure I give it 110% effort rather than squeezing it in between a million other things. I do apologize for the delay, but I can promise the next section is gonna be awesome and well worth the wait. Thank you so much for your patience, and I can't wait to continue painting with you in 2023! <3
Alright so this time I tried to shade in a similar style to Stan, and I had a lot more fun than I thought :D Some simplifications could've been done better but I think that a lot will come with experimentation. I think I might keep this style (and refine it) for the rest of the anatomy course. I am particularly pleased with number 3 👀
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This was by far the toughest lesson I've done so far I couldn't even progress on it without watching Stan's demos and applying his solutions 😅
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I had some fun but at some point but I just hate painting backgrounds, man. Well, to be more precise, I feel so clueless as to how to make a "nice" background (and/or props) that I get demoralised to the extent that eventually I felt like I was "rolling through punches" to move forward and "finish" the piece. I don't want to "not do it" because I know that I want my finished artwork to have (even simple) clean backgrounds, but I clearly feel like I lack some knowledge or something. Anyways 'nuff whining (for now) Thanks for the lesson 🙂
Alright, a little late but here's my assignment. Not really sure how I feel about this process. In theory I like the step by step and organisation, but having a bunch of layers with a bunch of different blending modes got confusing and overwhelming for my lil add brain. Probably I just need more practice with this kinda workflow though. Also I kinda got confused with the term Ambient Occlusion, I thought it was the darkest part of shadows where no light or reflected light could reach? But it didn't seem to be used like that in the demo. So my AO and Core Shadows kinda got mixed and messy. Maybe I'm just overthinking it though. I think next time I'd just combine the two into one layer. That being said, I'm really glad we're going through all these different workflows. It's nice learning different processes and figuring out what you like and don't like as well as having different options/solutions for different pieces. So thank youu, I'd probably never learn these or think to try them without this course