September 14, 2017 at 9:54 am #11116
I like it 🙂September 19, 2017 at 7:27 pm #11262
My best photo study yet, I think.September 22, 2017 at 6:42 am #11287Linn HanssonParticipant
Love your work. 🙂 do you only work digitally?September 22, 2017 at 7:39 am #11288
Thanks Linn, I truly appreciate that! 🙂
Yes, I’m 99% digital. I have physical sketchbook that I doodle a bit in with a mechanical pencil, from time to time.
Started playing around with a Wacom Bamboo in 2011 (I was 34 and hadn’t drawn for ~20 years). At 2014 I bought my first Cintiq, joined DTO and really focused on leveling my skills. 🙂
I distract myself a lot with 3D modelling and graphic design, so I’m not improving as fast as I could if I only focused on 2D art.October 17, 2017 at 7:15 pm #11821
Thanks Matt for this weeks critique. Some lessons need to be massaged (or beaten) into my brain.
The rendering wasn’t coherent across the painting. Hopefully everyone agrees that the “after” is a great improvement. Looking back, it didn’t feel finished.November 26, 2018 at 8:08 pm #18911
I didn’t have the patience to wait for Matt’s critique before making my final changes and calling it done. But I found it very interesting that I already implemented some of the suggestions. 🙂
I darkened the lighter shadows and removed the outline of his hair in the back. I kept the white outline though. I tried without but think it looked better with a thick one.November 28, 2018 at 10:57 am #18913
Well done, cool to see you posting again 🙂November 9, 2019 at 7:01 pm #23591
Before and after critique.
The main take-away was not to use bold lines under the eyes. I will definitely study some Mucha for inspiration and tips on technique. I reworked the hair a bit but don’t mind the messier look (like he has after a sweaty soccer practice). But the most noticeable change is the cleaning of the lines achieved by vectorizing it in Illustrator.November 13, 2019 at 10:56 am #23678
Looks great, keep painting and posting 🙂November 13, 2019 at 7:54 pm #23681
I enjoy seeing your inspirational productivity on Instagram. I hope I’ll be able to keep making some time for art now.November 15, 2019 at 10:40 am #23682
Happy to hear that, I enjoy watching your Insta and art journey as well. Have a great weekend 🙂December 3, 2019 at 8:17 pm #23851
Lots of great tips from Matt I tried to implement in this one. Eye brows, shape of chin and cheek, lines vs hatching. I think the trick is not to add too much. This might be too much… Let’s see how it turns out with a bit of color.December 10, 2019 at 7:31 pm #23937
Completing the portrait of my daughter with some color. The final critique gave me good pointers on how to solve some problem areas. Especially the cel-shading of the forehead. I’m really happy with how it turned out.
PS. I opted to not remove the hatching lines at her dimple, neck, and wrist as I didn’t want any difference between the drawing and the full illustration. But I remove a bit of the darker cel-shades for those areas.December 15, 2019 at 10:08 am #23956
Beautiful portrait, thanks for sharing your processFebruary 12, 2020 at 2:26 pm #24639
This is an illustration that I never posted for critique. I planned to do so but after looking at my sketch for a bit I really hated how it looked. So I started to modify it, fixing all the issues I saw after leaving it for a bit. I couldn’t stop myself from vectorizing it either.
I think it turned out alright in the end (despite that awful first sketch – what was I thinking).
Below is the reference, first final sketch, and final result.
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