whew!!!most of the commission pieces are already done...and tonight im gonna start with line art..a hockey player..just line art and very minimal shadings...i hope i could really made it with minimal shadings lol im having a little discomfort about it cause im so used with heavy and full shaded illustrations..
and last night i started the piece for the art trade with my friend kerry aka king-of-the-damned here on dA... i have a big respect for him not only cause he helps me with reference pictures but because he values friendship...which is really rare to find especially online...aside from other pinoy artist i usually have a conversations with here..
it's not easy to gain a friendship..not easy.........
im browsing black and white digital paintings here on DA..i wish i could have a good paper cause i blend too much lol and the paper gets fiberish sometimes haha..i want to focus more on realism..yes realism..im not contemplating about it i just want to be better...keep getting better..im not a type of artist that contemplate about not having a good review or DD
NO!!!!it's just i dont want to be stucked in what i can do now...i have to remain humble yet competative with my style...i received a comment before asking me if i converse with other members here lol so i just want to voice out my side
and i dunno if im allowed to post the line art of the hockey player here...
ok im getting hungry im thinking of stir fry noodles with beef teriyaki and teriyaki sauce....and sushi too...i miss sushi!!!!!!!!!!!waaaahhh!!!!!!!!
ok bye for now..gotta eat!!!lol
oo nga pala..oi mga pinoy jan at dito!!!!!kung may kilala pa keu mga magaling maglagay ng kulay sa photoshop..yung mukhang totoo, send niu naman saken link sa gallery nila..di po ako hanap ng colorist na pang komiks ang dating....salamat pow!!!
how to achieve realistic drawings..really helpful useful!!it has illustrations of "how to's" check it out!!and no i dunno the artist personally [link]
well i browse the deviantart and i found these amazing artists...
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and yes some of my artworks are still on sale...the list of pieces on sale is from my "oh marilyn" piece up to the recent one except for the "a song for you pt. 2"
remember this guys..i got it from a friend i think 4 years ago...
WITHIN EVERY PERSON THEE IS A CAPACITY TO DO OR BE SOMETHING ESPECIAL....EACH PERSON HAS A MISSION IN LIFE, AND THE DESIRE AND TALENT TO GET THERE IS WITHIN EACH OF US. IT'S JUST A MATTER OF FINDING OUT WHO YOU ARE AND WHAT YOUR SPECIAL GIFTS ARE....
i just wanna say this...portraiture is not just about the likeness but by capturing the emotions, expressions, moods, aura and the personality of the subject so it's better to master them first before you focus on the details.
tips on shading and blending(FAQs)
ok let me start in general rules....
-dont hurry on making a portrait you're creating a masterpiece not a mess!!!
-for shading starting with the darkest is much better..
-the number one rule dont leave any lines unblended, blend it with the shadings(but dont over blend esp. on the folds on the eyelids, the nostrils and the lines on the upper and lower lips and lemme include the limbal ring of the eyes,the hair, lashes, eyebrows, facial stubbles, mustache, beard and te lines for sections of the hair.
let me share you how to make my blending tool w/c i use for smaller details like wrinkles,fine lines, wrinkly lips, details of the iris..
- tear a piece of tissue(make it a long rectangular shaped)then roll it into a knitting needle,make sure that the tip is also covered to avoid scratches on your paper.rub it to the paper diagonally..ok?
and of course my sharpened eraser
- if you want to have like mine.buy a stick shaped eraser..i know a brand w/c sells it MAPED,choose the one w/c shapes like a blade for the cutter.then cut a piece of that,diagonally so you will have a flat-shaped end.
you can achieve lots of realism by using this like the shiny.moist parts of the eyes, lips, hair, and skin, jewelries, blades etc.
ok here i go even this may sounds a bit redundant:
WRINKLY LIPS: after lining the shape of the lips again start with the darkest shades to lightest. put the details(lines for the wrinkles)then blend it.always try to be careful doin the contrast..then for the lightest/lush/gloss just use the sharpened eraser.then blend the lip line with the shading.
HAIR: let me explain it by using numbers(this is applicable for both straight and curly hair as well as to their shadings whether its dark or light shades.
1)the shape of the entire hair or the canopy
2)line the sections
3)shadings: darkest to lightest
4)the shine(sharpened eraser)
5)line the sections again then blend
6)visible shiny strands; sharpened eraser
when it comes to shadings hold your pencil diagonally.for me using tissue for blending(esp. on the cheeks, forehead, neck, arms. chest)can give your subject's skin lush.if there are some spots that cause by the pencil w/c in turn make the skin a bit ugly ( i always have a problem with this one esp. if there's a poor lightings on the reference pics) just use the sharpened eraser(the pointed one) then work on them again until it blends on its "respective contrasts"
and this one came from a comment...you should know or somehow discover how to make your subjects looks alive, there are some parts that you need to tone down..to enhance the realism. honestly speaking...i still have'nt learn so much about that
about the limbal ring of the eyes it is not a whole circle it's a bit scaley(for close up shots.
and dont make the facial skin too smooth it will look like a plastic. you can also use sharpened eraser for the pores(just shape it like a steep triangle so you will have a pointed tip)just dub it as if your putting dots...
be very careful on putting shadows if the reference pics have a poor lightings.remember it's a shadows not a black hole!!!!the texture underneath must able to be glimpsed.and there must be a fade out don't put visible lines on the edges of the shadows make it more of a shading.
for other questions just send me a note ok
i forgot to say that RETOUCHING is very important!!!!!!
hey guys i just discovered some thing.you should try this esp. for those who want to put details on their work. in a piece of paper(maybe 2") create a window inside of that,when you're done...put it at the top of your reference photo then just like you will take a picture using a camera focused it on the part where you want to capture all the details.go ahead try it promise there's a lot difference....
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