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Well, I've been wanting to share images I've created, but hadn't really thought of a good way to share without spamming everyone
with some consideration i have decided to create an art blog (although i doubt i will use it very often as i am busy at college). So, This will mainly be images created in my spare time for fun and in areas i am exploring and trying to improve.
So, the first set of images will be on my brief exploration into fictional cartography from my first attempt, to my fourth (currently the last attempt for now). Before this, i hadn't really attempted cartography but i decided to try it when i got frustrated with the way some people were creating biomes in maps whilst worldbuilding (as i like to over-complicate these kind of things). Because of this i did a little of research into what conditions cause certain biomes and incorporated them into my map (hopefully becoming more accurate with my own attempts whilst doing so.)
Nice pieces, I'm not an expert on cartography and/or biomes so I doubt I can give too much critique in terms of how accurate it is. If you don't mind me asking are these for a personal project, perhaps a story of some kind? Or do you just enjoy making fictional cartography pieces?
Its mostly just for fun at the moment, as well as me trying to improve upon a new skill.
I do hope to one day use these skills in a project though
So, its been a while... I figured that it is the time to showcase some of my thumbnail practice sketches. These are mainly for me to improve my skill through relatively quick sketches of whatever i felt like creating at the time
Hey! It seems that you uploaded before the last picture was done uploading!
I like your thumbnails! Though, I think it'd help you to strip some of the elements down if you want to get good fast. For example, I see a lot of design and clothing on your characters, and if you enjoy this, don't stop! passion shouldn't be stopped. But, if you'd focus on anatomy, and only figure, you could get good very fast.
Anyway, keep up!
Thank you for the advice.
I was mainly focused on movement and creating images with interesting shapes & forms whilst also trying to get myself into drawing more regularly. Some pieces were me sketching concept ideas (as is the case for most of the images in the topmost image), some were to encourage myself to draw more and some were just to see what would happen if i added to 'flaws' in the drawing.
I do agree that to become more accurate in shape and form i should break the images down some more (but i'm terrible at that )
Here's a commission i've finally started working on, using Acrylic Paint. Currently i'm working on the underpainting - which i was a complete idiot on, as i was deliberating on which colour to use for it for two days before i started - so i started asking my friends & family who mostly didn't have a clue... its only now i remembered a little section known as WIPs, that i could have asked for help on --facepalms--
Cool! I take it you're working by building the values and colors layers by layers? I really can't work like that so kudos XD
The only thing problem I'm noticing is that her left arm looks somewhat shorter than her rigth arm. Depending on how far you are now it shouldn't be too hard to correct. Other than that though I like where you are going! Are you also planning to add some sort of background? Anyway, I'm looking forward to see the final result
No actually, I'm doing it monochrome first to get the values right, before moving onto adding colour - because of this i'll probably have to keep everything slightly lighter, but then again i'm using acrylics so ¯_(ツ)_/¯
I'm pretty sure it's a perspective issue... but thanks for pointing it out, I checked before i began blocking the arms in today, and it seemed fine. - here's where i'm at now
The background is a bit simple/representative (?) .. as its supposed to represent either rain or a waterfall (it's been a while since i drew out the concept piece so all i remember is that it involves water flowing downwards, and is predominantly dark blue.)
... been a few weeks... here's where the painting is at: