Ronya's sketchbook
This is my story very very briefly(click). Though I'm a great deal attracted to the look of old school fantasy paintings, I love all kinds of styles and media. Some of my art waifu In love : Wilhelm Kotarbiński, Mikhail Vrubel, Alex Brock, Yoshitaka Amano

It's really exciting to start this sketchbook and I want to open it with my favourite works - you know, because they will be the first thing I see in thread

Today I have participated in virtual plein air during the stream of Rinat Khabirov. There was time limit of 1 hour. Can't say it was a lot of analyzing from my side, the time limit was the only thing I could think of at the moment xD 
You see version with slight corrections that I did after feedback from Rinat

Welcome to the forums! I hope that you enjoy your stay and improve a lot! 

I did a small overpaint of your landscape. One thing you need to keep in mind is your values. They should go lighter as you recede further into the distance. You should also study composition a bit and see how you can place focal points and lead the eye around the picture. Maybe this video can help:

Keep it up! You should improve rapidly with regular study and feedback!  Thumbs_up

My overpaint:

Thank you, Zorrentos!o/ I do forget to to control values and never really practiced composition.
On the first glimpse the video is really informative! I will watch it more closely as soon as have time
Material studies from autumn of 2020, these were assignments during the mentorship I took. I wanted to post them in my portfolio on artstation, just in case some artdirector would notice and like them and would be like "hey cool balls, I have a job for you!" ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) 
Personally, I love some of them, but others I don't(water both sphere and cube, ice pyramid, sphere of bark, glass). And I never polished the second complex figure made of water

other primitives

complex figures

Here is the second complex figure, I chose water cos in my opinion I had the least satisfying results with this material. 

I finished it already after mentorship. I showed it on more early stage to two people and they both couldn't recognize material and object. Water was supposed to be semi-transparent, but it doesn't look like this in most parts, maybe that's the problem with this work? Anyway, I want to repaint it one day, because I love the idea
trying to draw from life

the last pic is a practice I picked from art teachong video, its purpose is control the amount of brushstrokes. I tried to set the limit on 100. last two dozen were really hard and fun, like a real puzzle. I didn't expect to run out of strokes so fast x'D definitely gonna try it more
I got to swing by and really commend you on your material studies. Turning the wooden art mannequin into solid gold was very successful. I'll be referring to this thread to see what I should be doing, especially when I start seriously digitally painting. I'm still a novice, and those life studies are coming along VERY well.
Nice material studies, definitely inspiring me to do some as well.
Really nice studies RonyaSekira! I particularly love the material studies as well.

Smart move to get mentorship - a good way to turbo-charge your learning from what I hear - I would get one myself if I could afford it!

Keep it going!

“Today, give a stranger one of your smiles. It might be the only sunshine he sees all day.” -- H. Jackson Brown Jr.

CD Sketchbook

thank you guys for kind words!

@Artloader mentorship I took was pretty cheap but it ate all my modest funds anyway haha. I found this artist many years ago when I was a complete newbie, saw he teaches and took a note for myself to enroll when there will be a possibility. and it happened - spontaneously, I should had put more thoughts before choosing a teacher. It was..a nice experience, but at the end I didn't feel like I benefited a lot from it(
many bad things happed since 2021 started, but here I am with some things
opened Dragon's Dogma for myself this winter. planned to do a funart of my waifu from there but left unfinished. looks like character and background are in different perspective and..something else dunno. I spent a lot of time trying to draw a body construction and it seems I have to remake it. reeeally don't want to do it and leave this picture till times I can make a mockup of the scene in Blender 

and on the right is a portrait of a character slightly based on my cat. a person liked the golden frame thingy and commissioned me to draw their char, I was happy :3

studies. I watched a lot of Dorian Iten videos, he is such a good teacher! now I often use the light guide, a concept Dorian presented in his videos.
(clouds)also tried a technique of John Park from this lesson for now I can say this is not an enjoyable way to draw for me
horse figure is my latest painting at this moment. found a job and just trying to be awaken from dead at the end of the day with small studies

anatomy studies. honestly hate doing them but they proved to be helpful 

hands and cross hatching practice. surprisingly the more I did them the worse hatching looked so I stopped

more of cross hatching

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more fun stuff

right now I'm doing an angel character concept for challenge, the setting is dimension where demons and angels live and work together. challengers have to create a representative of angel/demon, it can have any occupation modern human has or anything more fantasy/sci-fi. themes of futurism, geometry, baroque and renaissance prevail but it's just an option and according to rules any theme can be chosen. Main restriction is that character should be a lot like a human, very careful anatomy play is allowed.
I decided to follow suggested themes. My character is an office worker, occupational health and safety specialist. He is calm kind guy who resembles buddhist monk.
a bit crazy moodboard

did some research sketches. in each of them I feel like one or another theme drops out or his occupation doesn't read lmao

I started learning 3D - Zbrush and Blender, helps a lot in some situations. Sculpting pots with round symmetry is the most relaxing thing!

Doodles, studies

this thing was supposed to be creepy but oh man  Rolling eyes, funny thought

This year I started to work on banners for social game. They are like image-buttons illustrating the content of mini-game. I don't know what to think about this expirience, it's hard and funny and horrible at the same time. Most of the time I didn't understand what the customer wanted from me, but the main problem is that I didn't know what art style to use for rendering. Dude just said we want it to beautiful like Heartsone, maybe not that super duper but somewhere there, yeah. I googled the style and, well, it varies a lot imo. I used some images from Heartstone and casual games graphics. The first banner was awful, on second one I tried to incorporate my humble 3D skills. So on some banners I have 3D mockups that are almost not overpainted(I just don't know how to do it and not to ruin) and some banners are normal + the problem how to stylize this or that.  I think I must overpaint textures on mockups of already finished images, don't know how it will go.
loved looking through your work! you have some really great studies. Like the one you just posted of guys made of different slimes or liquids blew me away. The cat at a tavern drawing is super good.

The water form one is also such a cool idea, I should really get on those kinds of material studies. It's definitely reading better than before, but I wonder if it could look even more like water by making it even more transparent, since the parts where you see the environment color through it seem to be working. I don't actually know how I would do it, water looks so different when it's flowing like that vs, standing still like in a pool, or vs in a glass. So by that thinking maybe certain parts of it would be more opaque like a waterfall.

yeah they are slimes, I loved doing them! it seems studies go well when combine them, with something I like, monstreous himbos, for example

I thought it should be more transparent, too, but I was confused of how to depict phisically correct enviro behind the water, should it be upside down like we would see it through the water drop. by the way I tried to imagine this is water from geyser

Hey, You've got a nice mixture of studies and original work here. Your cat hybrid pics are very cool (the ones with the gold frames).

Looks like you hadn't posted in a while — so hopefully we'll see more from you soon. : )

(09-29-2022, 01:37 PM)Jephyr Wrote: Hey,  You've got a nice mixture of studies and original work here.  Your cat hybrid pics are very cool (the ones with the gold frames).

Looks like you hadn't posted in a while — so hopefully we'll see more from you soon.  : )

oh I made a mistake when was writing description to those. to the left is the cat and to the right is a fox(I believe it was a fox)

hope so, too ^^ extremly hectic times nowadays
bogatyr in postapocalypse for challenge. he is about 2,5 m tall and very strong  Stupid I don't know if I want fo finish this drawing, maybe after revision of the outfit 


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