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03 March 2006, 11:05 PM
Hi everybody, I'm in it too now I guess. Just premaking the thread so that I'll post.
Cheerio and lemme go warm up. :scream:
Heya Rebecca! this forum turned out great! :thumbsup:
03 March 2006, 11:18 PM
ok I'll put up some oldies I imight find lying around, not much I guess...
that's it I think :shrug:
03 March 2006, 11:25 PM
Great to see you around! :) Glad to see you starting up your own Anatomy Thread...more good stuff ahead I hope! :thumbsup:
03 March 2006, 11:31 PM
Thanks! me hopes's too... :)
All is fair ~ etc. :D
03 March 2006, 05:03 PM
Ok, I haven't posted much I know. But I'm trying a pinup style painting now, which is sorta kinda up this alley.
Anybody have an idea on the left arm of her? And the rest... :)
03 March 2006, 05:06 PM
Really cool, jmB! :) I like the floating quality about the piece. Maybe draw a pair of tensed hands and slightly enlarge her left forearm. Nice work! What was the impetus?
03 March 2006, 05:13 PM
Heheheh, spring I think... :blush:... everything's growing and you know, the sun and everything.
Don't you think the upper left arm is looking off? I wrestled with it very long, couldn't get it right both in poise and anatomy.
03 March 2006, 06:33 PM
I think it will help once you get the hands roughed in...don't be afraid of them, ;) I would even suggest looking at your own hands for rough reference. :)
If you need help at that point, I'm happy to lend a hand. :)
03 March 2006, 06:38 PM
lol, okies... it's just a lot easier for me to do something as complex as hands when the rest works well towards it. But, getting on it. :)
03 March 2006, 07:19 PM
everything's growing and you know, the sun and everything.
easy, man! all shall be well
just wanted to say that I love the dark subued values - makes her look like being in a cool darkened room on a summer day with a little bit of light streaming in somewhere.... hmmm, maybe I am a spring victim, too...hehe...:scream:
And, yea, don't be afraid of the hands. In fact they will define what this piece is all about won't they?
03 March 2006, 07:49 PM
Yeah, subtle and good point. I take it you mean tactile sensation and human contact. :)
04 April 2006, 09:42 AM
Ok, getting to the hand now, bounce light's particularly bothering me considering you can't read the hand as well, maybe I'll cheat my way... :)
04 April 2006, 10:41 AM
Oh, and here's a close, the wrinkles need to be tuned, but it's an overall. Can't get stuck on it now... hehe :rolleyes:
04 April 2006, 11:04 AM
That technique your using is looking really nice.....soft and dreamy...great atmosphere
and mood to these pieces....really like the style your developeing....your women are
turning out...BEAUTIFUL...a real pleasure seeing these....:thumbsup: :bounce: :applause:
04 April 2006, 03:30 PM
I agree with Glenn, lovely work here! :)
04 April 2006, 07:04 PM
Thx Spiritdreamer! Means a lot to hear that!
You too Rebecca, big thanks.
:D I'm working on the hands still this weekend. :), more to come soon.
04 April 2006, 02:39 PM
Final on the hand, it's got the levels adjusted for ease.
04 April 2006, 03:38 PM
Jan MARK....Looks great to my eye...really like the subtle use of cast lights and shadows..:thumbsup:
04 April 2006, 04:26 PM
hi jmBoekestein your work is beautiful, glad to see your wips, lots to learn from you. :) what program are you using btw? looking forward to more of your stuff :thumbsup:
04 April 2006, 04:31 PM
Thx SpiritDreamer :D!
Hey Lyneran, thanks! That's a nice compliment :D I'm using Corel Painter but only one brush type which I resize constantly. Painter is great with blending, it has extensive integration for tablets as well, I guess that's why I use it.
04 April 2006, 06:05 PM
I agree with these guys, that's a lovely and delicate rendition of a hand. :) Nice work, looking forward to seeing more! :)
04 April 2006, 02:09 AM
Thanks Rebecca :D, sorry, lost track of the thread. My head's on backwards these days lol.
Well, worked on the other hand. It looks a bit weird when viewed in full but it will be near a curtain so I think I'll even soften the contrast more, so it blends away into the shadows. Not sure ofcourse. I found this pose particularly difficult I must say... phew. :surprised
04 April 2006, 05:27 PM
ah, forgot to put up the overall view now.
How does it look? more light on the left hand? I'm thinking the thumb needs to be a littl e higher.
04 April 2006, 04:51 PM
Hi Jim :) You were so nice to help me out on my WIP thread and I didn't realize you had your own thread (hell I didn't even realize people had their own threads til about 10 minutes ago) so I thought I'd take a look-see -- this is really beautiful.
How do you get such a soft texture? You said Painter has a really good blender... is that all it is?
I like how her back is arched and her bum is a little overexaggerated with sticking out :)
04 April 2006, 07:30 PM
Hey Renee, the name is actually Jan Mark btw, no worries. You're most welcome :).
You can click the pink lower line in my sig as well, that leads to my wip thread in the 2d forum, I should make a new one though.
Well, painter has the ability to blend while you paint, each brush can have a variety of properties adjusted. You can do this in a separate brush creator window. application of colour is controlled by the resaturate property, and draggin paint that's allready on te canvas or a layer is vontrolled with bleed. So basically I try to balance the two so that I can smudge and apply more paint at the same time depending on pressure. So if the brushtracking, the sensitivity for the tablets input, is set to your liking, you got great control. Becayse you can buils up betweeen what's allready there and what you want it to be. Unlike in photoshop you can just leave the opacity alone and set it to penpressure, and you still have great control.
Thanks for the compliment! :D You can ask anytime, I get bored easily so distraction is always fun.. :)
I'll post some images so you can see what I'm talking about, you can open the brushcreator at any time by pressing <ctrl> + <b>.
04 April 2006, 09:20 AM
Hullo again, started work on another painting. Got bored with the last one so I thought I'd shift. She'll be riding a beast, a bull type creature but huge.
I've been playing with it for hours on ned, great elarning experience (you'll never get what you want lol).
Advice is needed for the torso to hip region, also a flaw on the last one not sure if I'm getting an outright feel/attitude through.
Thanks in advance.
04 April 2006, 03:58 PM
This is looking nice! :) I would say with respect to the torso / hip that you might want to flare the hip out a bit on her right ~ I would also start to sketch in whatever else is going to go on with respect to the creature / background. Don't forget the feet! :)
This is starting to look like something of a series, since the woman you're painting is the same more or less. Any particular reason this image is really strong in your mind?
04 April 2006, 04:19 PM
Thanks Rebecca! I'll get on the hip right after my (rather long) break. And then blocking in the rest. I was a bit tipsy when posting (sorry), but any advice on the rest is also welcome lol. I was just worried about that part.
I'm not entirely sure why they resemble eachother, maybe it's just the arm in the end. I was thtinking it could even be that I didn't feel comfortable just painting the back side, or it's something haunting me, wow getting weird... heheheh
Also the other one didn't have as much of a punch in it as this one, and that came after the spikey add-ons. I suppose a combination of them all.
04 April 2006, 07:03 PM
wow JM! Great work!
04 April 2006, 02:44 AM
Thanks Madalaine, long no time since I spotted you... :) Back too?
Well added a leg and foot, I cannot for the love of pete think of anything better than this shading, doesn't look accurate, I guess I'm just tired or something. lol
04 April 2006, 04:46 PM
Hi JM! Lovely work here, I find it fascinating to see all the methods used in the different threads, and yours is unique. It's delicate, low contrast and soft, some might say the perfect way to render a woman, really shows off the soft skin. I particularly love the face on the one before the last, the subtle play of light on the cheek muscles is rather wonderful. And would certainly sketch some kind of surface for her to be sitting on for that last one... curious to know what sort of creature you'll have her on! Keep up the great work and thanks for your comments on my own thread (so long ago... I'm such a slacker).
04 April 2006, 04:57 PM
Thanks heaps! Means a lot to me! I'm currently touching up some volumes on the new one, I get caught up in it sometimes. I better sketch some shades down there soon, maybe a type of saddle should do at first. :) As for the creature I'm not entirely sure yet, it can't be too dominant in view so I'll probably try and sketch some quickies before getting to painting it. It'll be big :D.
And don't worry about it, I learnt a lot from your thread! That's good enough in itself. :)
04 April 2006, 12:38 AM
Couldn't stop working on it, nervosity and obsession. Important appointment tomorrow :hmm:...
So here's bellytone before the rest, I think I need to shift the crease up near the ribcage more to onscreen right. Not sure but I'll get to it tomorrow evening I hope.
04 April 2006, 12:14 AM
Looking forward to your update, jmB! :) I really like these pieces, have you ever lined them up and looked at them from the standpoint of a series?
04 April 2006, 03:18 PM
Thank you :). You make an interesting point with that. :) I do notice I'm, in my everyday life, making changes and these paintings are sort of evolving along with that. A lot of emotional involvement on my part perhaps. I made some nice changes to my life allready and soon "I'll be switching over to colour" lol.
I guess I decide on what and how of my next piece on a bases of trying something else, which usually means continuing on a different track to get there faster.
But I'm unsure whether I'd like to connect them all into one story, I'd want to be meticulous at that to make it fun I guess. Weird stuff though, hadn't noticed it myself yet.
Will be working on it.
05 May 2006, 01:53 PM
My apologies for the blatent censorship... I'll put my stuff in here again, if I find the patience to upload them all
05 May 2006, 03:30 AM
I really like this series ~
hope you don't mind, I did a paintover to see if there were areas that might be improved:
Hope it helps. :)
05 May 2006, 11:44 AM
Ah! Thanks for the paintover rebecca! And the compliment. I'm glad you like them. :) And I'm glad your lines are fairly close to what I made! :D *puts up a smug smile*
Now I know what was bugging me about her ribcage. The arms too.
05 May 2006, 07:07 PM
No problem ~ looking forward to updates! :)
06 June 2006, 03:25 PM
My restless mind found something else to do :)... but I'm pushing my anatomy stuff a bit more, at least I think I am.
These are tests to find out if I was doing something wrong or not. (clues in the avvy ;) )
06 June 2006, 06:11 PM
Hmm, let's see some updates on this! :)
06 June 2006, 05:52 PM
It's nearlydone :). I'll post the result in here and in my other thread as well. Thx!
06 June 2006, 11:15 PM
ok, I can't find much to do atm, at least on this piece, background work is all that's needed. :)
06 June 2006, 11:29 PM
This is gorgeous! Wow, really strong piece, has a different feel to it than the rest.
The only thing I don't buy into are the feet ~ atm they're unsubstantial and there's no way I believe that they're bearing all of that weight. I think that completing the feet would really be the cincher on this piece ~ I think the rest has turned out quite beautifully. :)
06 June 2006, 11:33 PM
Thanks Rebecca! :D I went out to push myself more in this one. I'm pretty happy with it so far... and the feet were killing me to be sure, somehow I can't get the anckle or major bones to 'appear'. I'll get it right though.
I'm going to experiment with a lot more things from now on. Expect some landscapes to etc. Well anyway, glad you like!!
06 June 2006, 01:37 AM
:bounce: Hi...Jan Mark......WOW...:thumbsup: .....GREAT STYLE...Really like the way you are lighting these
these figures...creating a mystical feeling in each of them...really nice...BEAUTIFUL...:applause:
Always looking forward to seeing your new works, and watching that style of YOURS develope:thumbsup:
06 June 2006, 01:41 AM
Thanks Spiritdreamer! Means a lot!! :D
09 September 2006, 09:53 PM
for anatomy lesson 2 :)
took about 20 mins , maybe mroe, didn't keep track
10 October 2006, 01:16 AM
thought I'd post this here, might be of interest. And the lighting makes it hard to gauge I suppose.
and the face:
10 October 2006, 05:57 AM
wow - I love the atmosphere in your paintings - really great technique :bounce: Inspiring thread!
10 October 2006, 05:57 AM
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