I wanted to share a recent artwork, any advice for adding colour or improving linework will be appreciated!
Size: 210 x 297 mm (A4)
I like to draw stuff. Usually with pencils and ink.
Waves, pirate ships and walks on moonlit beaches are a few of my favourite things.
I'm interested to know a bit more about the people here!
Where are you from and what art and art goals are you busy with at the moment?
I'm from South Africa, currently working at an architecture firm and studying SVS part time I am working towards building my portfolio in Visual Development and Illustration. I use mostly ink but have recently started crossing over into digital as well.
Keen to hear from you!
This looks really good!
The one correction that stands out for me is the closest building's perspective which looks slightly off to the rest, and maybe adjusting a few of the darker darks, but I think you nailed the composition and almost all of the general lighting.
Personally I use black fineliners almost exclusively, either unipins or pigma micron pens.
Any cheap fineliners are also fun to use most times for messing around - I've also started practicing with a Pentel Pocket Brush pen so we'll see how that goes I like learning new inking techniques and might start with the inkwashing.
@QuietYell Thank you so much for the kind words!
Great work in so many disciplines! Thank you for sharing
Thanks for starting this thread! Did not know of Sergio Pablos and Somnath Pal before but I will definitely be checking out their work.
I have pretty much only discovered concept artists by name in the last year and so far my most followed ones include Armand Serrano, Paul Felix, Marcelo Vignali, Jake Parker and Aaron Blaise.
I absolutely love studying ancient art and architecture. I find it fascinating that almost the entire collective knowledge, beliefs and social conditions can be understood and interpreted by art and architecture alone. The classical and ancient styles of architecture are my favourites (aside from Art Deco), and I'm constantly building a library of stuff from these times.
I find studying traditional and vernacular design not only helps develop your potential to create but also to interpret the environment and contextual conditions differently. Where I live (South Africa) there is so much traditional art and influence on contemporary design in the creative disciplines, (architecture, fashion, interior design, industrial design), which it is quite exciting.
@ZackracK Thanks for posting, Zack! You have really great work!!
@DanetteDraws Great to hear from you! Sounds like exciting work you're doing!
@Doha Sounds exciting!! Thanks for sharing! I find myself in a similar situation, making the transition from architecture into concept design , encouraging to hear from you! I really like your watercolours!
@drawingmelee Hi Jennifer sounds great! What other online courses are you following?
@Camomilla Hi Cathrine thanks for sharing!
@lmrush Hi Lisa thanks for sharing! Sounds exciting!
@evilrobot This looks so good! Thanks for the help, will definitely check out Sam Nielson's stuff!