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RE: Flo's sketchbook - Flo - 06-12-2012

some more stuff I did today

2h, a churchtower in Freiburg, Germany, my hometown. REPRESENTING!
2.5 h, more of a "rendering-shape" practice, but what can be better to render, than something else you wanna learn, right right?
40min, speedpaint of a trap-door spider. I have tried another technique on this one: 1. blocking in the silhouette with a hard round brush, 2. with a soft round and an clipping mask putting in the colors, 3. adding some soft and some hard edged highlights, 4. working in details.

As allways, crits and comments are more than welcome.


RE: Flo's sketchbook - Flo - 06-13-2012

just a lotta heads. 4h went into it.

another skull practice, 1.5 - 2 h

RE: Flo's sketchbook - Flo - 06-14-2012

I tried another environment. More or less a speedpainting (3h) and I used a photograph as the source for the colors.

Did this one from scratch. Tested another approach, where you put values first and then apply colors on a soft light layer. 3h

Did this for Sarah, trying a watercolor-technique in ps. pretty relaxing, I gotta say.


RE: Flo's sketchbook - kidult - 06-14-2012

Studies are looking good! remember to study and apply!

RE: Flo's sketchbook - Flo - 06-15-2012

hey folks,

I have an unfinished version of this around since a couple of months. Finally got to work on it, which to me is a good way to learn 1) rendering 2) anatomy 3) using textures.


As you can see, I am not that far into the painting, but since I have to stop now, I want to get some feedback of you guys.

Please tell me even the most obvious errors I am doing, so I can fix them and grow artistically.

@kidult: thanks, mate. Yeah, that's what I am trying to do :)

some heads and a study too.

I really want to get my anatomy better, humans are still something I am not very good at. Especially if they have to be beautiful^^


Edit: it physically hurts, to have those 2 messed up heads up here. But they will be good to look at when I am actually good at picturing humans.


RE: Flo's sketchbook - M-rahsart - 06-16-2012

Wonderful work. My only advice is contrast. You need to push your value ranges a little more i did a very quick paint over for your work to help explain what im talking about. I hope i didn't offend you in any way by doing this. Hope it helps. [attachment=3562]

RE: Flo's sketchbook - Flo - 06-21-2012

hey M-rashart,

thanks for dropping by, no I am not offended at all. In fact I appreciate every comment and crit I get. I will definetly try to get a better value range, my work seems way to flat most of the times, so I got to work on that.

I have to get better with anatomy and foreshortening. So I did a study of a woman and turned it a little. That was me being outside my comfortzone. ^^

as allways, any crits and comments are welcome.


RE: Flo's sketchbook - Flo - 06-26-2012

Hey folks,

just some studies and I worked some more on the parasited dude. atm I am not to happy with the pose, I have to avoid doing sideviews and force myself to do more interesting poses.

to the right on the picture with the zombie are some studies, one of them is pretty nasty (meaning the shown subject matter) that's why I left it small.

more to come shortly,


RE: Flo's sketchbook - poyo - 06-26-2012

whoa, great sketchbook Flo. You really inspired me to do longer studies.
Thanks for showing your hard work and dedication!

RE: Flo's sketchbook - Flo - 07-02-2012

hey poyo,

feels really good to inspire someone, much appreciated :D yeah keep your studies up! but really the best advice I can give on studies is: do it slowly and really pay attention. What worked for me was keeping the opacity on 100% and really try to make every stroke count. That's also good to practice brush efficiency. As long as one doesn't mindlessly copy the image, that's good.

I realize that I haven't updated in a while, so here is the accumulated stuff.

RE: Flo's sketchbook - Flo - 07-03-2012

working my way through a scott robertson dvd on perspective. he's touching the basics a lot which is great, but I have to do something less constructed now^^


RE: Flo's sketchbook - dwalkerart - 07-03-2012

Wow, what a ton of great stuff, digging the anatomy studies they look awesome.

RE: Flo's sketchbook - Flo - 07-05-2012

hey folks,

I was reading up on anatomy and doing studies and sketches and stuff, ya know?
Anyways, I am reading through the anatomybook by Michael Hampton and so far I really like it, does anyone have read it too? I would be really interested in your opinions.

@ dwalkerart: thanks a lot, mate. Much appreciated :) personally I am not happy with my anatomy skills, especially my poses are boring and I am not happy with my lines in general. does anyone has any tips on that? I am doing gesture drawings and line exercises, maybe it will be better in month or two. ^^


RE: Flo's sketchbook - Flo - 07-12-2012

hey folks,

havent uploaded in a while, because I was away over the weekend. chilling at a lake, surfing, bbq and a bit sketching in my sketchbook.

here is the accumulated stuff.


this one is old and I did a quick sketch over it

cheers everybody,

RE: Flo's sketchbook - Flo - 07-14-2012

some bw speedpaints (all in all 1,5 h), that turned out more like storyboardpictures D: and a study. i have to say that swamp is pretty nasty because of all the details going on

RE: Flo's sketchbook - Flo - 07-16-2012

some more environment studies
I didn't track time unfortunatly D:

RE: Flo's sketchbook - Flo - 07-17-2012

film study of the matrix

RE: Flo's sketchbook - Flo - 07-20-2012

just some more stuff D:

RE: Flo's sketchbook - Wolkenfels - 07-20-2012

cool crab!
you really have a great sketchbook and work ethics! Keep going!

(und grüße vom bodensee - nachbar ;) )

RE: Flo's sketchbook - Flo - 07-21-2012

Vielen dank wolken, ist immer schön sowas zu hören :)

I am now off to a 3 weeks holyday in canada. Hope to see a lot of cool scenery and maybe some wildlife. Will surely miss you guys. I take a sketchbook with me so maybe there will be something to show when I come back.

Keep being awesome everybody!