Hey! I've been following your painting style for a while now, and I really like hwo you apply so much texture on each. May I ask, how do you do that? do you have a custom brush for that? If yes, could you link me to those? If that's not a problem, ofcourse. Nice painting anyways
Ah thank you! I did not use reference for the drawing, but I was looking at a photograph of a girl for lighting information. This is the image - [link] I used it as a guide to define how soft the shadows were etc...I eventually strayed from the reference and let my intuition carry the rest of the painting.
Thanks for your response! Well, I am asking, because I have currently some kind of art-block, I have motivation, but I don't have ideas and references for drawings. And when I draw from that 'purely' anatomical pics, like from mjranum (maybe you know that account) it always ends bad. Ah, I must research some more interesting pics...
Might I recommend looking at artist sketches rather than photos; see how other people interpret figures and such. But of course nothing beats drawing actual people in real life. I've been influenced by a multitude of different artists when it comes to drawing, namely Iain Mccaig, Luke Hollis, J Scott Campbell.... the list goes on. I've done hundreds of bad drawings before any decent ones came through.
I am doing this also and regularly collecting artworks of my favourite artists including you and others like Jeff Simpson, Jace Wallace, Min Yum, Tom Scholes, Justin Sweet, Vance Kovacs, but also Alfons Mucha and many others. Ok then, keep the beautiful work going!
I think it comes from making millions of mistakes, drawing the same thing over and over again until you get a feel for proportion and everything else. It's just a process of elimination, I've erased countless drawings until I got it to look the way I want.