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RE: Would you like to come up and see my etchings? - Adam Lina - 04-10-2015

More skulls and a 2 hour painting from life. I cut the size of my paper in half from last months nekkid lady painting. I got all the basic values in and worked it as much as I could. March was going to be my painting month. It kinda fell flat with only a handful of skull studies. But April is going to be painting month version 2.0!!


RE: Would you like to come up and see my etchings? - stonedpanda03 - 04-10-2015

I have never seen so many gesture studies on one place. I'm seriously motivated by your skatchbook. When i saw how much you improved I'm going to do more gesture studies starting tommorow.

And this way i want to say thank you for following my work. ^^


RE: Would you like to come up and see my etchings? - Tsirides - 04-11-2015

Hey Adam, great studies. I really like the way you suggest shadow on a cylinder (legs, arms and body) it's really fascinating sometimes and some others I would like to see a different way of drawing the blacks. Like a rembrandt way of sketching :) Keep up the good work! your proportions are great as well and love your gestural studies!!


RE: Would you like to come up and see my etchings? - Vicianus - 04-12-2015

Keep up the hard work!

This is something I'm noticing, but even where you're dappling your form shadows they still have a very crisp feel and aren't easily differentiated from your cast shadows, I'd love to see some work where you soften the transitions more and model the form.


RE: Would you like to come up and see my etchings? - Adam Lina - 04-17-2015

Thanks panda!

Tsirides, thanks. Im not sure what you mean by Rembrandts way of drawing. Im always up for new approaches. Perhaps I'll do some studies from him.

Stephany, thanks and I'll try to work my edges more. My skill with a brush is still level 1 newb so I'll keep at it.

I got a new computer this week so not as much drawing or painting got done. Im currently without PS so Im using Gimp to do basic image editing for now. Also I DLed PaintStorm and it looks pretty cool. I might just forget PS for a while though the transition might be painful. Luckily PaintStorm seems to have most of the same functions as PS. I havnt gotten into using it yet so we'll see.


RE: Would you like to come up and see my etchings? - Adam Lina - 04-20-2015

Im thinking of signing up for a month or two of Watts onlines painting classes. So if I disappear for a little while thats why.


RE: Would you like to come up and see my etchings? - LaleAnn - 04-22-2015

Nice improvement, your figures are gonna kick some arses in no time! I also really like your painted studies (acrylics I suppose?), you're getting your values better and your shadows are getting realyl interesting! Keep it up. ;)


RE: Would you like to come up and see my etchings? - KurtJeremy - 04-22-2015

Agree w laleann , the gestures are coming along as well, yhe drawings are pretty clean!
I wish I could go to a life drawing class someday.
May I ask , how much the longest pose take from these?


RE: Would you like to come up and see my etchings? - Adam Lina - 04-23-2015

Thanks Ann and fox! Ann, its gouache actually. Fox, we do a 40 minute pose at the longest but once a month theres a 3 hour pose for painting practice.

Did my first assignment from Watts online. I guess I spoke too soon about disappearing.


RE: Would you like to come up and see my etchings? - JyonnyNovice - 04-23-2015

Looks great!


RE: Would you like to come up and see my etchings? - Kimonas - 04-26-2015

Hey nice gestures buddy! Check out that book by Hampton - its pretty neat and gives a good method for developing the anatomy from just a gesture. Powerful stuff!


RE: Would you like to come up and see my etchings? - Adzerak - 04-27-2015

You've handled the values in that grayscale face really well! Subtle highlights and it all flows together nicely. Can't wait to see your newly learned skills applied to your other work!


RE: Would you like to come up and see my etchings? - rainbowsorknives - 05-02-2015

dude these are great! those gesture sketches and anatomy sketches are awesome!


RE: Would you like to come up and see my etchings? - marjoriedavis - 05-04-2015

stuffs looking good! super cool that you are taking the watts online thing (i'm jelly)


RE: Would you like to come up and see my etchings? - Adam Lina - 05-26-2015

Thanks guys! I had some life stuff happen so I kinda didnt paint or draw for a month. Trying to shake the rust off.


RE: Would you like to come up and see my etchings? - AngeliquevdMee - 05-26-2015

Always good to take a long break even though you don't really want to :) . Welcome back!


RE: Would you like to come up and see my etchings? - Adam Lina - 05-30-2015

Thanks Angie! Yea it was nice to recharge a bit. But heres some more drawrinnnngs...


RE: Would you like to come up and see my etchings? - Adam Lina - 05-31-2015

Went to the beach and attempted a landscape. I actually started to get into trying to draw waves and boats and things in the distance. I've never really had that before. So maybe learning landscapes wont be torture for me. Mainly focused on refining my head drawing this week and I'll start to branch out to drapery and some landscape. I still need to get back into painting.


RE: Would you like to come up and see my etchings? - OtherMuzz - 06-01-2015

Looks like you are still working really hard, keep it up!

You still seem to be struggling with getting your perspective perfect on your freehand sketches, something i find that helps is to try and draw a far more forced perspective, to force yourself to draw in the perspective space rather than trying to get it right with really subtle flat perspectives.


RE: Would you like to come up and see my etchings? - Adam Lina - 06-04-2015

Thanks for commenting, Muzz! I'll try to do some buildings in perspective here soon.

Still struggling to get back into the swing of things. The biggest difference from taking a month off is that it takes me way longer to warm up. Plus my patients is thinner so by the time Im warmed up Im too frustrated and tired to keep drawing. I went back to life drawing and got a nice 40 minute drawing done after starting over 3 times.