I've been trying to get my work published in playboy for years, I keep getting no response at all. were you rejected a lot before you were published? (actually in general? I haven't been able to get a single freelance job ANYwhere)
Hi ...Dear ... AdamHughes ...!!! Your Fantastic Art work ... Playboy Detail is featured in Action-Portraits...!!! if you don't mind... best regards.....................You're most welcome in Action-Portraits...!!!
How do you get such realistic variation in the skintones on her hands? I know you are a bad ass MF when it comes to drawing...but you are still human, right? Do you get a girl to pose with her hands like that...or you just make it up? It's impressive all the same. What are your thoughts on using reference?
I can draw from photos, but you go beyond that skill...you make things look better than photos. That said, and given you don't draw from life, I'm assuming you practice from photography. What are some pitfalls to avoid when doing that? Sometimes I have a hard time translating photographic sources into beautiful line work...which you make look effortless.
Well, I think the trick is work FROM the reference, and not DRAW THE PHOTO. Any thing that helps you in your work: reference, a ruler, a really comfy chair - shouldn't run the show! Look at reference and see what little nuances exist that you weren't aware of (a trick of light, a fold of clothing, whatever) and work it into YOUR style. Treat reference as a guy on the streetcorner whispering racing tips in your ear like a racing tout, and NOTHING MORE. Meaning, reference should be advice, not a STRICT SET OF INSTRUCTIONS.
I know that sounds vague. In practice, do this: don't draw from the reference. Draw, freehand, what you want. And then, take your reference and go back and fix what doesn't look right to you. That way, you retain the dynamic quality of your freehand drawing, but the final art has all the little 'touches' that help sell it.
why should anyone continue to draw ! i quit im just going to become a janitor or something; seriously i pray to the 2d gods that this talent was a fluke and you were supposed to be a dentist or welder and happenstance poof!