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September 18th, 2004, 07:54 PM
What can I say that hasn't already been said? Love your thread, man. That last update is beautiful. There's alot of life in your sketches, for real. Can't wait for the next update.
September 18th, 2004, 08:28 PM
dude. DUDE. holy crap, i REALLY love
you have that foreshortening down perfectly
September 18th, 2004, 09:54 PM
1 man you blowing up !
September 18th, 2004, 10:25 PM
Wow man, you are the xhatching king dude! Nice work on... all your stuffs!
September 18th, 2004, 10:31 PM
dude that guy with the 5:13 am in the corner...is soooooo cool. Awesome awesome awesome...man alive you are getting better!
September 19th, 2004, 01:29 AM
5:13 in the morning? Jesus.
About the sexy beast, It looks awesome and your painting skillz is fierce. As far as suggestions go, I think it might read a little better in the skull if it actually seemed attached to some element of the rest of the form. Right now it looks sort of like she's just wearing it over her head, rather than it being the actual head itself. Maybe if you added some glowing eyeballs or bits of flesh on the skull or veins coming up from the neck...(I'm just coming up with zombie cliches) I dont know, you're much better at that sort of stuff than me! I just think it would read a little easier if there were some link to the body of the figure.
Also, she is very beastlike, but maybe you could play around with having her look a little sexier. Dont get me wrong, buckle-up violet corsets turn me on as much as anybody, but maybe position her so that she doesnt look stiff, but limber and erotic (think "hungry like the wolf" maybe? Maybe not... ). I dunno, It might require a little re-drawing and I'm not sure if you want to do that, but it could be as simple as having one of her claw-hands caressing her breast, or opening the legs a little wider. I'm not trying to be obscene...It just seems like If your'e going to go this far, why not just take it all the way for a home run? :bashful:
Loves your sketches as always, very bootyful work.
Hope you had a good weekend, congrats again on the job offer!
September 19th, 2004, 02:06 AM
that digital painting is WILD!
i love it
keep it coming :D :D :D
September 19th, 2004, 06:49 AM
Wow... Your creatures are amazing, "wel all your works are amazing" they are unusual, some soort of combination with the different species i think(mutation), looks really cool ... :} :)
September 19th, 2004, 10:05 AM
great update man,those life drawings specially,youve got a good eye 4 seeing forms,believe me,you shit alll over my life drawing skills..
my crit is 4 the animal skull bitch,tha background choice just doenst fit right 4 me,something trippy,Tim Burtonish,puddnheadish i reckon would be cooler.
other than that all good bro..slightly disturbing image
Thats my 2 cents dude,maybe im just not picking up on what your doing widit....school teachers told me i was a special person,or was it special needs person..:)
September 21st, 2004, 06:40 PM
Stopped to say hi and get a more profound look at your sketchbook but all I got are :404sign: :404sign: :404sign: .
Guess I'll just keep wandering and post back later.
September 21st, 2004, 06:47 PM
Sorry dude, I'm working on it right now. Went over my bandwidth agian...
Curse my host! >:|
September 23rd, 2004, 05:05 PM
Yup those are some great life drawings
that elbow is GREAT, I particulary like the
way you manage to draw the hands of
you caracters with so much energy and feel
for the form.
WOWOW!!!! :^^: :hatsoff: :hatsoff:
P. S. the sexy beast is very solid creepy caracter work :D
September 23rd, 2004, 05:36 PM
Two thumbs up and two toes additional up!
Stake! I hate you! your life drawing has come way too good too fast and with your own way of convaying crosshatching form, very charming and way way good. I don't really know what to say except I really hate you with all my guts now. And if I happen to go to SF, I will spot you and snatch your brain and bite your artistic arm.
*On that promising painting thinging, watch skintone...don't make it too monocrome...don't forget cool light/warm shadow (vice versa). Variation of the skin from deep red to yellow orge even pale desat yellow/greenish to desat blueish...etc...you know what I am talking about. my lil two cents*
GREAT work man! Keep them coming! Keep enlightening me! Promising you are!
September 23rd, 2004, 06:05 PM
Very nice work, man! Love your hatching technique!
Concerning the beast-painting:
I'm with xia when it comes to the variation of the skin tones.. Other than that, it kicks ass!!! Painting is damn difficult, and you seem to pull it off nicely!
Keep 'em coming!
September 23rd, 2004, 06:07 PM
The first time I browsed through this thread I thought this guy's pretty damn good.
Now I've come back for more and ....... crap !!!! I'm on my ass crying !! :^^;:
The dedication in your studies are enlightening I really mean it and don't be modest about it because it shows in your improvement. I mean you jumped a whole light year ahead of yourself. In an earlier post you said something like ( and I'm too lazy to quote " It's inspiring to keep at it every day and actually see the progress and evolution " .... ( or something of the sort, I'll check it out later...). Well those words will be my bread and butter. Your technique is eyecandy and you've got the imagination of a madman :madchef: ....powerfull shit. :muscle:
O.K. now that praises are outta the way, I'll be back and I better be impressed
September 23rd, 2004, 06:12 PM
It's strange how that works. Alot of the time I will be intimidated by my sketchbook because i'll come up with crap if i'm out of practice (or just in general). But after you draw for a long period of time it becomes exciting because you start to see successes. This is amplified exponentially (like that nerd speak?) when you draw everyday. Almost everyone on this board gives themselves a hard time for making "crap" (not that it is, you get the idea) but have made huge bounds since the initial post. I've certianly been inspired to draw more since posting, and i'd like to think it's not a competitve thing. When I see some really kick-ass stuff it makes me think that the possibility for myself to do work of that caliber in the far future is there (with lots o work ofcourse).
Yup, this is it !!!
September 23rd, 2004, 06:22 PM
damn dude... i havent looked at this thread for a minute. that sexy beast piece is looking sweet. i really like the sketch of the guy on the bike too. cool perspective. awesome work, very inspirational.
September 23rd, 2004, 08:46 PM
Jade: thanks dude! learn my powers will you? Powers shall I yours have! I made these hatchings with cajun seasoning juss for you.
Skrunch: thanks bud-ay. I like how she came out (a little) but I took WAY too long to do it, and there are still issues. I'm going to try one last time to fix the background and skintones. Then i'm a hafta kick that bitch to the curb... always a pleasure man, glad you finally joined the party
I_am: thanks :)
Syro: thanks dude, thems my skinny ass arms trumped up.
liam: thanks man. :)
Burning_Eyes: thanks dude, Like your screen name dude.
MCM: thanks bro, those new paintings of yours are the shit, I love that apple. Are you Frisco bound?
keep: good point, I'm a little tiiad a dat hoe at the moment but I see what I can do with one more shot. She is stiff. I think thats partly because it was a sketch, but my sketches shouldn't be stiff either! See you Wed. if not before.. and thanks for yer crits and comments as always.
arg: art ain't no goddam son of bitch... you better think about it be be... thanks dude:)
DNA: thanks dude, they need mo' unusual but I'm glad that was your take on em.
Rusty: thanks for the crits man. The background looks more half-done the more I look at it. I based it on a ref but could probably take it a step further. Now I will dammit! I don't know what your talking about, I constantly have to clean your shit stains off my skills :vodka2: cheers
Maxetormer: thanks man hats off to you sir :hatsoff:
xia: you tirppin' man. If you were to do that you would discover my dark secret. My brain is really a Tiny Mouse with tiny mouse size controls. Thanks for the crit man, your absolutely right. I'll do er one more time for you. Yoouu shooouuulldddd coommmee tooo SSSFFFf.
DCept: thanks for dropping by dude, xia gives good advice, yessir....
Dennal: Thanks man, I left out how drawing is like working out, you get results if you do it all the time, and it never stops being frustrating -- that's good though, otherwise we'd never do it. :) I'll be checking your thread too bud.
Flex : thanks dude, this guy on the bike is getting a good response (now I know it is ;)) Your work is kicking ass as always.
Got my webspace up again and this ol' bandwidth issue should be cleared for good.
Here's some figure draws from Wed. Got there half way through :( I've got alot of sketches/drawings in progress I'll post soon.
:nohope: why can't I finish anything...
15-20 min. poses
September 23rd, 2004, 08:58 PM
man your lifedrawing skills combined with your awesome hatching is pure dope :cheerleader:
youre an inspiration, thank you.
September 23rd, 2004, 09:00 PM
awesome life sketches, nort kaets!
took me awhile to figure out that those were lyrics.. i was trying to connect my comment with your reply to figure out what u ment by it then i was ooooooo what a great song lol :dur:
September 23rd, 2004, 10:40 PM
Your bandwidth keeps getting mucked up cuz you keep bringing the hits!! Oh...wait....I just got a call from the academy and they've awarded me for the worst joke ever.
Anywaaaay, awesome life drawings. I am envious of how you draw hands and feet! Very very nice. Great highlights too.
And I'm pretty sure I've told you this already, but the sexy beast painting is a huge jump in your painting skills. Great stuff dude.
September 24th, 2004, 12:04 PM
sweet life drawings man. no crits man...just keep pushing it you piece of meat!
September 24th, 2004, 01:12 PM
oh man, that second drawing is great, really makes me want to find the time to get into a life drawing class!
September 24th, 2004, 02:07 PM
steak-tron- Great life stuff, one of your strengths I think, I really like working on the toned paper too, it's nice to start with a mid ground. Keep them coming! :) Thanks for stopping by my sketchbook thread too. :)
September 24th, 2004, 02:47 PM
sone_one:: thanks man :teeth:
argh:: "argh walks the streets at night, he goes where eagles dare.." sorry for the mixup, your avatar tipped me off ;) I mean't to type "arg" in reference to you, but art works.
Gooves:: :star: :star: :star: :star: :star: five star jokes my man. I learned alot from the beast. When learning garbage like this it's important to have "blind faith" mixed with "self imposed denial". It was definitely looking like shit through most of it, but you've gotta keep doing it if it's to get any better. Your TD piece was excellent.
Crunch: this steaks for you :madchef:
bw: it's helped alot, not only in the life department but I was in a little rut until i went. Good habit to get into if you can.
here's some stuff from last night.
This is one of my crappier SPs, i managed to make myself look drunk somehow... maybe I was :rolleyes:
about an hour for the sp, rest in no-ref except old guys while watching c-span
Senate armed-service commitee hearing = fun! :nohope:
September 24th, 2004, 03:11 PM
Steak- Nice SP, the brown paper really agrees with you, great sketches too I like the hands and the spoked bird the best. You really handle the pencil well. :)
September 25th, 2004, 12:17 AM
keep up the lifes man, they are totally improving and you're drawings are really benefiting from them. this might sound dum but you're really nailing those ankles/feet, and the hatching is some of the best I've seen. that last sp is the best yet too! :}
September 25th, 2004, 03:20 PM
whats a s'nort-kaets?
oh, those life drawing are pretty killer. way to go bro.
September 25th, 2004, 06:35 PM
great update, as usual.
Im not digging the background on the sext beast. it looks like you stuck her in the woods cause you couldnt think of where else to put her. Something moodier, against a rotting brick wall with some rusted chains hangin off it, or in a rotting velet armchair under a portrait painting thats had the face ripped off. or make her a chair out of bones or machine parts, i dunno. just tossing some ideas atcha.
Im also having issues with the area of her breasts and the top of the corset. It looks very flat to me, the left breast lacks dimension and the corset looks 2d at the top. Speaking from experience, when youre wearing a corset, the top is either digging under the breasts, with them laying atop it, or even if its cut lower, theres still a slight bulge in the skin where its tightlaced. Either that or its loose on the top and thered be a slight shadow where theres space between it and the skin beneath it. I dunno if im being clear or helping at all....
the middle of the corset looks good, you can feel how stiff it is...
i LOVE your life sketches. you have some of the best from life figure work ive seen from ANYONE (yes, that includes the pros) on CA. your hatching skills are incredible. give me some!
September 26th, 2004, 01:13 PM
You are kickin serious butt steak-tron...you are such an inspiration to me man. I need to get back to doing more sketches and drawing form imagination/anatomy studies....I must do it!
September 26th, 2004, 04:12 PM
how the hell did I miss this thread? Great sketches and very inspiring.
September 26th, 2004, 11:12 PM
your drawings are very cool. great lines. they remind my a little of puddenhead's work...but different. good stuff man.
September 27th, 2004, 03:22 AM
Bojee :: thanks dude, the brown book is something I let collect dust for too long...
Jackal :: thanks :) you like the sp? when I flipped it it looked really off, and I look drunk but maybe that's more fitting...
Prostate :: It's the latest drug craze;) thanks bro, we will have to do some of this in SanFran --> :vodkamachine:
Layil :: thanks for the crit! those suggestions are gold. Sadly the background was a result of finding a reference of hills in the UK that I could base it on. Now that I'm painting in PS more I'm seeing more ways I went astray.. I didn't notice just how flat the top looked until you pointed it out, it was a result of me avoiding the issue... and I'll address the breast/corset interaction more, it's tough. Now I have an excuse to get more references... or just put mine on;) I'll work on it some more.
Thank you for the compliment too, those are strong words :bashful:
Mind Candy Jon :: thanks bro :) right back at you, your dedication knows no bounds and it's folks like you (especially you) that got me off my ass today.
Skrubbles :: thanks for coming by :)
jdinx :: wow man, thanks for the kind words. I was pretty much blown away by your posts tonight and come to find out that I had allot of your work already saved. I found your site about a year ago so I'm a big fan of your work :). Puddenhead is definitely an influence but I'm trying not to copy anyone so I'm glad you wrote that. thanks again.
More brown paper pages for now, didn't have the best drawing weekend but managed some in here and there.
this is a very prelim sketch of my Thunderdome design, supposed to be danger mouse.
this is another that has been plaguing me for too long, but I'm semi-content with it. Using new techniques to fine-tune old pieces for the folio.
This is still a WIP by all means.
I'll re sex-up the beast soon :blah:
September 27th, 2004, 03:27 AM
steeaaaaakkkk. this stuff is incredible dude.. I just pulled out the quick sketch you did in my sketchbook in austin to compare, and the difference is INSANE.
Danger mouse is looking very.... "Danger Mouse, with Kung Fu Rabies Action Grip"
VERRRY cool. keep it up dude.
September 27th, 2004, 04:04 AM
Nuf si siht, yeh! Esaelp erom! Sthgilhgih htiw repap nworb eht fo esu taerg. Slliks gnihcteks emosewa ruoy gniyojne yllaer m'I!
Nort-Kaets, setadpu rellik! :left: :left: :left:
September 27th, 2004, 04:33 AM
nice stuff Steak! Yummy..
September 27th, 2004, 06:05 AM
STEAK! dude i havent posted in yo thread in whiles. oh i got what s'nort keats means (hits self on head). any way i really dont have much stuff to talk about really. sketches look great , and maybe some touching up on the digi paints :D . keep at it yo! hopefully i'll see you when i go to workshop (if yo goin?) :confident
September 27th, 2004, 01:16 PM
steak...i love you man...your sketches are lookin a million times better than when i saw them in austin. your digital pieces are improving as well. i really like that last one. the depth of space is starting to look very convincing. keep rockin it man. i sent you a pm take a look. peace
September 27th, 2004, 03:14 PM
Steak- Another great update, you are quite the inspiration. Love the Mouse character and the digital piece. the only thing I might say is I'm not sure if the light fits the look of the suit, everything else is great, I love the dirt and wear on it, looks very lived in. :)
September 27th, 2004, 04:29 PM
Sketches with white chalk for highlights are tha bomb! You remind me I have some colored chalks stashed somewhere, and that I have to use them! :)
Good work on the thunderdome design.
Keep it up!
September 30th, 2004, 04:43 AM
THERE ain't no figure drawing class. Bummer. I cried from my eyeless sockets from 5:30 - 8:30 pm wednesday night, 3 solid hours :(. My tear ducts are draggin on the ground today with PAIN.
(this thread is TOP notch, BTW)
oh hey what do da steakster do to practice for life drawing? You'd mentioned speed drawing from some national geographics in some post ... somewhere... uhhh... i don't remember where. Whaz this all about?
THE GUGG is dying to know. literally dying.
September 30th, 2004, 05:06 AM
dAMN man!, your drawings are looking awesome, the improvement is astounding, the brown paper images are sweet. I would love to see one of those painted lightly with color, with that same fluidness.
all the best,
October 1st, 2004, 11:18 PM
blankSlateJoe ? thanks dude. Man, you should burn that thing, I bet it's rotting your book as we speak ;) I'll draw you a better one if I see you in frisco. That title is a seller man, I'm liking this rabies idea....
Nogardedaj ? Oot sessa ginkcik sdaerht ruoy! Stnemilpmoc dedoc eht rof sknaht!
LowPoly ? thanks!
Obid ? thanks for the post man, i'll see you there :)
Crunch ? thanks bud. Yea, being out of school is great for developing my art. I wish I had found my focus while in school but that's life =). Now if I can only quit my job... thanks for keeping me on my toes brutha'
Bojee ? thanks for posting man, I really enjoyed your thread. That piece is giving me a giant headache, hopefully I'll break it once and for all tonight. thanks for the crit.
dCept ? thanks dude :) the white is from a white-charcoal pencil, a prismacolor works the same but has a different texture - issall preference.
The Gugg ? Glad to see you posting Joel!, I was destroying all of my non-art related possessions in a fit of rage on wed. Then I drank a fifth of JD to deal with the fury... and threw up. One on the 6th tho.
The figure question is a tough one, I used the NG for reference allot for a warmup or just for generation ideas. I've got some good anatomy books but I've also been doing it for a while. I think the most important thing is to keep studying and always challenge your self. It's too easy to get comfortable drawing the figure from the same angle, which is a problem I run into with myself constantly. The other tip is always check proportions. Even If your not going for iron proportions all the time its hugely beneficial to have the habit of making parts proportional to each other, then you can manipulate them. I hope this makes sense :), i can explain in mo' detail in person. I also see your undead now, thought there was something different...
TARGETE ? Wow, thanks for the kind words JP! It's still surreal to me that great professionals like your self are looking at my drawings and writing messages. I'll bust out the paints now, lately i've been too intimidated but I'll bite the bullet since you asked.
thanks for the comments man, it means allot.
Here's a few from the brown book, they start as a warmup and end as a distraction from the Digi-paints that desperately need attention. I'm gonna try to knock some of those out tonight, staying in and ev-arey-thang :D I'll try doing some real paintings soon.
from a statue at the museum
did this quick for a project that fell through
October 1st, 2004, 11:45 PM
wow, steak, you're on fire! The brown paper's working really well for you and that last color image of the astronaut mechanic guys is really coming along well. Awesome hands on the last page, too.
lovely stuff the whole way around.
October 2nd, 2004, 01:59 AM
NICE! great update man, that foreshortened hand is very well done..... oohh makes me want to draw
October 2nd, 2004, 02:25 AM
Steak- got to agree with everyone else the hands really jump out on this last post. Great work. :) Oh and i know you'll nail that painting too. ;)
October 2nd, 2004, 03:19 AM
holy bloody hell man,had to coask my nuts out cause they went reverse..too good bro..
great job with those brown paper ones,that shits tricky to do..
youve got me belly up,i totally agree with TARGETTE,your progression is as rapid as Diareah.
October 2nd, 2004, 03:33 AM
hey wow, can't believe no one's commented on that girl's face you did, I think its excellent. great to see you using strictly value and not hatching for rendering (although yur hatching is awesome!)
October 2nd, 2004, 07:54 AM
Hey Kemp, I havent visited your thread for a while, but man, but you still rock...
I love the life drawing pics, 2 pages back, real nice movement goin on, the kinda contour style ones..They are my favourite...Also the sketchs on brown paper - simply beautiful.
Dude I cant believe your doing Danger Mouse for the TD8, I forgot how cool he was back in the day - and how weird the cartoon actually was. Anyhoo, Im right there with ya, I'll be doing Danger Mouse meself...
...I look forward to seeing more of your sketches/designs for DM...
Take care o you,
October 2nd, 2004, 10:16 AM
Delightfull pencilwork as always. Very inspiring, it's like young michealangelo's sketchbook.
That roman centurion : he would be perfect if his neck were just a little longer...:devil:hehe.
October 2nd, 2004, 10:59 AM
Holy Keeripes Man!
Filet-bot, You are getting way too good, you must be stopped. Damn! Seriously, dude...that girl's face drawing floored me. And you have a knack for natural looking hands I am jealous of. You can always tell how good an artist is by the way he draws hands, and you nail em every time.
I love it when you create your own characters, man I would kill to see you do some more monsters. Kill..........must kill.....kkkkkk......uh...where was I?
Great job, Steak-T!~~~JadeDragon
October 2nd, 2004, 11:39 AM
sweet and inspiring update man...awesome
October 2nd, 2004, 07:43 PM
Wow, steak. I dont know what to type, actually. Just wow. I wish I had some crits for you, but being away for so long I am just amazed with the progression in all of these threads I am coming back to. :)
October 2nd, 2004, 09:48 PM
you killed that toned paper hardcore! your running with it right bro, studies are sick too.
:vodkamachine: <----see ya in san fran.
October 2nd, 2004, 10:43 PM
yeah dude, thats how you do it. another sweet update.
October 7th, 2004, 08:05 PM
bwkeough :: thanks bud:), you're setting fires allover the place too.
Syro :: always good when that happens, thanks!
Bojee :: thanks :)
Rusty :: I wouldn't say it's that fast... ;) haha thanks bro, and in all honesty you're the one keeping the fire lit under my tender anus, you drop a dope post every other day! Good luck on the contest.
Jackal :: thanks dude, that was a pain in the ass but I've got to stay a little diverse, unfortunately they took the statue down so I couldn't finnish.
Mollay :: thanks me-friend :) After some research I realize you have full rights to him since it's a UK product. It was one of the only cartoons I watched since my parents were anti-TV, after a re-watch a few years ago it was pretty bizarre. I can't get the theme song out of my head while doing the sketches... do you have the same problem? That's one of the catchiest toons. Looking forward to seeing yers.
Dennal :: too kind man, maybe like a 6yr old michelangelo ;) I see what your saying, I was trying to make him old - like 40's but I think he's too small to make that point. Thanks dude.
JAYDEE :: With the threat of death by your hands I'll draw some monsters ;) thanks for the encouragement my friend.
MCM :: Thanks buddy!
Van :: Glad to have you back :teeth:
Prostrise Sunrate :: thanks ma man :vodka1: :D :vodka2:
Flex :: :teeth: you're kicking serious ass recently.
I've been doing alot of work on the PS painting front with the Sexy Beast getting most of the attention. Everytime I go back I realize how much more could be done and how poor the handling was. On a lighter note I'm learning alot more through this extensive revision. These crits from the board have really helped! It's so easy to over look stuff that looks really bad to the viewer. It's great for an artist to have successes, but often (at least in my case) it makes you blind to all of the other faults and areas that could use improvement. William Wittaker had a great way of putting it:
"The great thing about art is that you can work on something forever and get the felling that you've just made the greatest work of the century, look over at the person next to you and point out a million faults. While he's thinking the same thing."
You can never stop learning and refining, that's what I love about this process. But... I also need to finish some of this shit and move on. So with that said I'm going to wrap up my loose ends on these paintings this weekend and let em' be, then bust out the ol' real paints for JP. In the mean-time, here are the drawings from figure session yesterday. Not the best I've done but I think it's because I skiped a week.
refed the arm from a Bronzino painting, no ref on the other.
October 7th, 2004, 08:26 PM
Stunning! Woo hoo, your figure rocks ma man!
October 7th, 2004, 11:41 PM
really nice movement and feeling of weight shift in these last figures... noice. I believe Sir Mixalot would enjoy these drawings quite a bit.
October 7th, 2004, 11:55 PM
yah man the figures looking soooo sooo soo o good !
October 8th, 2004, 02:58 AM
steak - these are some serious ass ownage mang! i'm totally glad that your doing studies cuz they look fan-f00kin-tastic to say the least. keep it up. oh, btw, where can i get some of them brown papers? i looked at a lot of places, but they just dont have them. i've also checked some art stores too :rolleyes:
October 8th, 2004, 06:31 AM
baaaahhhutiful. I'm gonna have to try this hatching kinda technique sometime... it seems like it might be handy for someone heavyhanded like me...
great stuff though, real sense of weight to those sketches!
October 8th, 2004, 07:02 AM
Thanks for the great update steak-tron. :) I admire how you manage to economize your hatching, and the last few figures are breathtaking in that (and every other) respect.
October 8th, 2004, 12:32 PM
your life drawing are still sick bro! bringing it every time you step up to the plate.
October 8th, 2004, 12:38 PM
i agree with prostate sunrise.... very nice, those first 2 are amazing, had to save em. great work dooooood.
October 9th, 2004, 01:02 PM
kemp those life drawings kick so much ass its not funny...well actually it is kinda funny. great shit man and gettin better with every post.
October 10th, 2004, 01:51 AM
holy heckle. I've been following this thread for a while. The brown paper is just mind blowing. Phenominal stuff! You've probably already taken great notice to this crit, but some of the proportions in the figures seem a tad off. The sitting figure's neck reads a bit long. Maybe it was that way in reference, not sure. Over all it's really amazing. I love this shit.
October 10th, 2004, 02:54 AM
Mind blowing work as always, Steaky!
Those life drawings of yours always inspire me. And it's great to see you doing some figurework without ref as well. This stuff kills me.
But the world is screaming for MORE DANGERMOUSE!!! ;)
Great great work, amigo! Cheers!~~~JadeDragon
October 10th, 2004, 04:11 AM
The heads of those first life drawings seem oversized, but the rest is pure gold.
I especially like the last drawing, the one with the swordguy.
You are one of the most hardworking artists on these boards, Steak! I truly admire your perseverance. :bow:
October 11th, 2004, 02:32 AM
xia: thanks dude!
codotron: yea dude, she had some bump in the trunk.
liam Sie: thanks doood
obid sixonenine: thanks bud, I got that book at my university bookstore but it's around, A store in Atlanta called Pearl sells it but you might be able to order it from them online. bout' $12.
blankslatejoseph: thanks dude, I'm kind of all over the place when I draw so having a thick pencil for a small drawing got frustrating. Your 3d is kicking ass!
Gillepie: thanks for the kind words man :)
Prostrate Skunrise: thanks bro, :) your speed paints are looking sick (and them ladies too)
Flex Mathews: thanks bud, your jpgs get right clicked by this mouse.
Crunch: thanks! big booty models are pretty funny. I'm liken those new characters o' yours.
one2hit: thanks man. I was really in a funk with that session. I'd say the model was moving around but that's a bad excuse ;) The head on the first one is way too big, makes her look twelve.
Master Jade: haha, thanks bro. I checked out some DarkHorse samples of yours and DAMN! We only see the tip of the iceburgh with your sketch thread. I posted my only DM thumb so far, but I think it's going to be a photo finnish to the deadline. Cheers :teeth:
Ra Havok: Thanks! I don't know if i deserve that title since I have bad work habits. The model was a short one but I definitely oversized her head, esp. on the first one, she looks like a little kid. thanks for the crit.
Here is some stuff from this weekend. I tried some Acrylics over pencils upon request from JP but failed miserably. :nohope:
Aaahh can't paint. First time in 2 years.
new rough Danger Mouse more as a spy/operative after looking at the old show.
this is a redo paintover of an old one, still a WIP. Please crit it up.
October 11th, 2004, 03:15 AM
It's nice to see your creatures again, everything is right on. how long did it take you? I like how you describe forms with your crosshatchin'.
I liked your previous Danger Mouse design, it looked more thug and menacing
Anyways, i really love the way you draw..
Keep it up...
October 11th, 2004, 03:54 AM
*bends over,faces rump towards Steaktron..do away with my man hole as you please...ha!
nah seriously m8,your one of the few artists id like to mingle with if i ever save up enough to attend those CA workshops..
awesome stuff dude.
October 11th, 2004, 04:40 AM
Whelp, when you are done with Rusty's man hole you can have your way with mine too.
GYADZOOKS MAN!!! That creature design drawing is one of the best I have seen. If I were making a movie, you would be on my wish list of fellows I would call to help create creatures.
Beautiful! You have such a great drawing style, I love how you do the subtle rendering but also leave the hatching lines unsmudged. Like a young Paolo Serpieri.
The paintings are looking great too. And DANGERMOUSE! YAY! I would try to offer crit on the WIP, but to be honest I am having trouble tearing my eyes away from that monster drawing.
MORE MONSTERS MORE MONSTERS MORE MONSTERS MORE MONSTERS (am I repeating myself again?) MORE MONSTERS MORE MONSTERS...!!!
I AM IN AWE!!!~~~~JadeDragon (I wonder what DH stuff ya saw of mine? Thanks for the nice nice! Im not worthy! Uh.....did I mention MORE MONSTERS!!!?!!!)
October 11th, 2004, 06:39 AM
HOLY ZOMBIE JESUS! That monster design is so rad. <3
Excellent update. Hey, do you know Serpieri? (Of Druuna fame.) He's also a 'hatcher'. If you don't know his works already, you should definitely check him out.
crits about the painting: the round door is either quite small, or it is positioned on a lower platform than the one the dude is on. Looking at what he's sitting on, the horizon line seems to be pretty high up. But when I look at the tubes on top, the horizon level is low(er).
October 11th, 2004, 10:21 AM
Monster critters are back with a vengeance aren't they?. What type of white pencil do you use ( I tried 3 diff. and each have their inconveniences ). I love the bone study on the monster, it shows you're not bluffing when you think these things out and you know your shit so well you can twist it to your every whim. Ever think of sculpting ??
The paintings ?? Shit man, I can understand that you struggled but you are so not far of from doing some serious damage. Keep at it 'cause they look really good and if you crap one out once a week, you'll rule the universe!!!
ok, 'nuff said
October 11th, 2004, 12:05 PM
one2hit: thanks man. I was really in a funk with that session. I'd say the model was moving around but that's a bad excuse ;) The head on the first one is way too big, makes her look twelve.
nah, I ment the Michelangelo figure up at the top, mostly. last update is looking fine~ I think it would be cool if you could post a WIP process, it would be cool for one of your sketches even.
October 11th, 2004, 12:14 PM
Duuuuuuuuuuuuude! Dude! DUDE!!!
First off, the life drawings are great. This gesture is awesome
You really defined the weight, and the twist in very few lines. Good shit my man.
That last creature is nasty (and I mean that in the best way possible). And I'm diggin' the painted page too. And of course danger mouse. Too much good stuff in here dude! Let some of us catch up :P
Just kidding. Keep bringing dem goods my friend. Can't wait to see your new and improved portfolio in SF!
October 12th, 2004, 01:51 AM
woof, that creature's killer! reminds me of the time I hung out with joe...
haha lame ass jokes aside, good stuff man, the painting in your sketchbook isn't as bad as you think, you'll get the hang of it again soon enough, I knows it. Once your color work flows as naturally as your pencil stuff, you'll be a bonafide monster!!
October 12th, 2004, 02:20 AM
dude that rendered monster is PHat!!!
is that acrylic?, if your going to paint acrylic or oil in your sketchbook, try gessoing it lightly by gettin thick drpos of gesso and with a damp cloth, this way it wont make the paper plasticy but itll help absorb it. guoaches are also awesome for that toned sketchbook.
your crosssshhhatches make me happy, on that wip. make sure you start higlighting that helmet thats infront of us, cuz right now i cant make it out. the guy is too bright to be that far away from the helmet, well depending HOW much detailed the object will be. try to bounce around your pallette more, u use the same color scheme. experiment more.
thats all for now, sorry i havent been hitting this thread up as much. ....
love ya stuff man :bashful:
October 12th, 2004, 03:19 AM
Diego: Thanks man! The creature took a few hours. I did it on and off over 3days lazily watching tv and such. There's allot of trial and error so it took longer than it should have. The old DM sketch is better but the original was more of an agent with his turtle neck and british composure.
Rusty: you want me to toss the salad? :drool: any thing for you my man. That sucks that you can't make it to SF, I'm spending all my pennies earned from working in the mine to go but that still wouldn't get me there from New Zealand. Man, it'd be cool to meet you in person, I guess you saw it in the beginning of my thread but seeing yours and Lukias' drawings over a year ago really got my hitting the pencils again. This thread's for you m8. ~cheers~
--oh, and if you can swing it the last workshop was well worth the cash, looks like they're getting better too.
JadeDragoon: so much salad tossing..:nohope: I prefer syrup ;) Your kind words warm my heart and loins, One day, years from now, i'll (hopefully) design a creature for a movie. Given a hefty dose of LUCK. Man, that Serpieri guy sure likes his butts but lord if he doesn't draw the finest hefty ass ever. Not only that but his comic pages were like mini-paintings. God, that shit blows my mind, that guy's got hatch control out the....ass. The only DH pages I saw were a few online from some tales of the empire (i think that's it), but I'm gonna try to get a hold of a copy from the village comic canteen. Thanks dude, and upon request, more monsters comin' up.
Ra Havok: thanks dude! :teeth: That Serpieri guy is a master, I didn't know his work until you and Jade pointed it out. Not only does he do some great large assed women but his comic pages are beautiful. Thanks for the crit, the horizon was an after thought when doing the final composition so the forced perspective looks off. I lined it up but it still looks funky. The horizon intersects the guys head and the vanishing point is to the right of the door.
Dennal: thanks! Yea, i've fled back to the warm monster bosom. I usually use a white charcoal pencil but the last one was with white acrylic paint and a small brush. I enjoy sculpture but don't really have the room for it now but maybe in the future. thanks for the encouragement :)
one2hit: aaahh, yea that sculpture's neck is large but I stretched it even further. I'll try to get a wip together, thanks dude.
Captain Grooves: Deeewwwwwdddd. Always great to hear from you my-man. That was one of my favorite from that session which was largely a bust (or is that bottom... ugh) I gotta get my ass in gear for that but once we're there we gotta drink some tall boys :teeth:
Cotron: awwww SNAP! Have you heard about them new corduroy pillow cases? CUZ THEY'RE MAKIN' HEADLINES! we'll see... thanks dude.
I got a hankerin' for some Danger Mouse tonight. Got allot of resources and started in with some more roughs. Playing around with looks and themes. I'm not really too happy with these yet and the anatomy was off in that bad way.
All comments and suggestion/crits honorably welcomed.
For those of you who aren't farmiliar with the show.
October 12th, 2004, 03:35 AM
on colored paper AIN'T friggin right--I mean that in the very best way. They look like they'd do some serious FATAL neck latching or some other heinous DEED. Seriously--Great improvement in the color category. Nice how the sketchiness is still there but the color is fully rendered Excellent, as always, Steak. I hope i'll be able to become undead, crawl out of the coffin, and make it on wednesday--i know you'll be ther. right ther. right ther.
October 12th, 2004, 04:20 AM
lifedrawings are great ! monster +1 skill! that repaint looks really cleen and right .. and dangermouse is great and dareing choice i like wher eyou going with that :)
October 12th, 2004, 12:13 PM
danger mouse travels light like bond. just an idea.
loving the new dump as usual
October 12th, 2004, 01:25 PM
I'm loving the danger mouse images. The one with the worm's eye view is the best, You really nailed the mouse head anatomy-- a mouse with a turtle-neck commando sweater would look just like that!
I don't mind that you're bulking him up with gear, it's your reinterpretation and it gives it a nice metal gear flavor.
Your airlock mechanic paint is getting better, too, hit us with some bright brights and dark darks and those mid tones will sing.
October 12th, 2004, 01:27 PM
Steak- Tons of great stuff since last I looked, the life drawing is looking great( how many times a week do you go?), love the new creature, but my favorite is Danger Mouse, these are looking like a cover or a poster design, very cool, I wish I remembered more about the series. :)
October 12th, 2004, 05:00 PM
Your DM stuff is great, you gonna do Penfold and Greenback with Nero, or maybe stiletto?
I like the whole commando look you're going for, special ops rather than secret agent.
Your ref work and life drawing is pretty amazing. :}
October 13th, 2004, 02:44 PM
your stuff is kicking ass, k. the acrylics aren't as bad as you seem to think so. my coworker and I were talking about checking out this life drawing group and after he just saw your life drawings, he said "let's go next week." good good stuff.
October 20th, 2004, 01:57 AM
GuggenJoel: thanks bud, I'll be there tomorrow fer sho'.
Mike-C: Thanks dude, congratulations on the job :)
Liam.c: always enjoy the one-ups from you.
Yoell: Yea your right, the cartoon was made that way and that's probably where I'll head but I wanted to give him a little more gear as tho bond was on a raid or some such. thanks for the tips tho, I'm always open to them.
bwkeough: thanks for the words bro.
Bojee: thanks! Figure drawing is every week but I missed it last week, gonna get it tomorrow tho. I can't fill up enough on those figures of yours.
Young Paddaywhon: Yea I'll do em all when I get my ass in gear, thanks dude.
elboy: thanks:), See you thursday bud-d-day
This aint as much as It should be but I got some new stuff up on my website. New sketchbook, same stuff...
this shirtless dude reminded me of Crunch's characters, no doubt some influence in the sub-concious.
Here's me in my common moods. Scorn, some arrogance, then ignorant pride. ;)
October 20th, 2004, 02:12 AM
good stuff, bush is a tad off proportion wise though, your pencil work is amazing.
October 20th, 2004, 02:44 AM
lmao on the last 3 man :P joe is totaly awsum aswell and was going to metion befor but forgot that the your hands are really really good have good weight .. no improper bends and really can feel the action with them !
October 20th, 2004, 02:51 AM
man,, you are smoking! the danger mouse stuff is really looking good.
i love the way you draw hands.. im gonna have to start adding more bodyhair to my male characters.. that shit looks awsome.
October 20th, 2004, 06:07 AM
dagnabit... this last round is awesome man... completely awesome...
I like the way you're filling out these pages now, I betcha your sketchbook is a blast for people to look through in person.. man... nice linework too, I like your approach of hatching..
October 20th, 2004, 07:53 AM
whoa, whoa great stuff this morning! The boxer and the self portraits are excellent -- the last SP on the right: the features all seem to be really working together and I feel like I could meet you in the street and recognize you from that drawing. Values are good and the planar hatching works very well to establish form.
October 20th, 2004, 08:08 AM
*dressed as a german tourist*"oh ya ya","slap that manly steak on me!","ya!"..
man,your rendering on those SP`s r noooice!!.keep goin man.
thx 4 that kind compliment ;)...yeah,if i can score a couple grand soon ill prolly make my way over to the CA workshop..looks like im gonna have to go hard on the Lotto tickets this weekend :)..
P.S....the answer to your Sig question is cream cheese.
October 20th, 2004, 10:10 AM
This thread is a great way to start my day. Love the beasty with the candle and the solid graphite heavy rendition of the many recurring moods of steak.
October 20th, 2004, 10:28 AM
Always a joy to visit your thread.
Now bring on the colors!
October 20th, 2004, 11:32 AM
more great work man. i think your 20-30 minute life drawing works are some of favorite posts of yours. you just NAILED a few of those! you've a great economy for line in some of those life D's. a couple remind me a little of mr. carmean.
October 20th, 2004, 11:32 AM
Steak- Nice, My favorites are Joe Lewis and "Arogant Pride". :) Keep them coming and more figure stuff please. :)
October 20th, 2004, 12:24 PM
thanks for the props big guy. im really lovin your drawings. the sp's are freaking sweet. i think your getting much better at drawing your pretty face. keep it up masta-steak
October 20th, 2004, 12:31 PM
You know I've gotta sign on to this thread so I get some notice when you update! :confident Awesome, awesome stuff here Steak. Talk about progression. You really get it done. Keep it up man. That Joe Lewis one rocks my socks off. You should work on a finished peice based off of that.
October 20th, 2004, 12:41 PM
Amazing stuff you show here!
Love the drawing of that statue you have done in museum!
I am always interested how long you guys need for your sketches or similar,
because that proportions, values and linework look so great...
could you probably give me some figures?
Well,i go back for even more practises!
October 20th, 2004, 01:02 PM
you amaze the pants of of me 8)
October 20th, 2004, 05:00 PM
hey man, just checked out your site, looks awesome... i didn't know you worked on sealab! wow! i love that show! you're hot shit!
October 22nd, 2004, 09:20 PM
Hey Kemp-tron, nice stuff indeed that has been posted on this thread. Your last dump of portraits are great. Your self portraits hit the nail on the head...I definately recoginze the scorn, arrogance, and most of all that ignorant pride, characteristics which you perpetually exhude (:P Joke) David F. has this book called "Expressions of the Face" or "Facial Expressions" (I think) that I've been mooching off of him, its a great reference, the authors go into huge deatial of hundreds of expressions and give pointers on how to get them to give off exactly the emotion you are trying to get across. Each one has drawings of the muscles that are working in the face to create an expression, as well as contour drawings and hatched stuff, you should look it up. I can get the authors etc. if you are interested, I know its helped me out with my cartoony-type stuff where even the subtlest mistake can give off the wrong feel.
Anyway, I havnt been on CA in foreva-evah, but all of your recent stuff is great. Danger mouse I liked especially, I entertained the idea of pursuing my whitetrash Cheetara, but It never came to fruition because Ive been trying to stay on my feet with school. I havnt seen you in awhile so I hope all's well, and If I dont see you in the fututre, the exit show is Dec. 17th... so you'd better be there if you know whats good for you!
October 22nd, 2004, 10:58 PM
Pezz3d ~ thanks!, I drew it during the debate, kerry was easy because he didn't move around allot, bush on the other hand was like a squirell.
Liam.c ~ glad you like em' :) thanks!
Lono ~ Thank man! it means allot comin' from you. Body hair is fun, all I gotta do is take off the shirt, from the looks of it you've got plenty of reference ;)
SlateJoeBlank ~ Actually they all look like crayon scrawls from an infant, it's all PS filters that make it look this way, you should know that from when you saw them ;) Thanks bud.
Bwkeough ~ thanks! the sps are a result of getting pissed because they looked so bad, so you can see I got angrier from left to right. Still furious tho
Rusty ~ Damn you figured it out... consequently cream cheese will also win you the lotto, so I better see you there :teeth: thanks dude.
Dennal Floss ~ The best part of waking up... is Dennal in yo' thread. thanks :)
buzzz3d ~ colors it is cap'm, thanks.
Jdinx ~ wow, thanks J! I hadn't heard of that Carmean guy but I checked him out. I see what you're saying with his drawings, he has a way of noting certain land marks with a heavier mark to make them stick out, really nice stuff. But the drawings had more of a structure (which i like) than the figures in the paintings. thanks for the compliments.
Bojee ~ thanks! gots a whole lotta figures for ya'
Crunch ~ ma' face aint pretty, look away! If only I had your sexy red hair ;) thanks bud.
ZebzFree ~ thanks! It was actually had to find pictures of him on the net, I'll see what I can dig up at the library.
Xaya ~ I think I actually move kind of slow. My hand is always moving but the drawings aren't that big. Most of the figures here are 15-20min. for the more developed ones and 2-5min for the others. I couldn't tell you how long the others take, sometimes they look really shitty and I have to rework them until they look right:).
Red_Rook ~ my pants are off to you sir ;)
cototoron ~ thanks homes, yep w/ sealab I mostly did mouth animation but they let me draw a little. Almost had a job there...
Keepsitreal ~ Hey thanks Ka-ray. I noticed you'd dropped off the radar. I'll look for that book. I hope everything is going aiight for the portfolio and sheeeiitt I wouldn't miss the show for this life or the next.
Well, I got 2 days of figure drawing, the second with roy the elboy. I was kind of rusty on the first session but the second got some better results and made me be a little more efficient. The session with the dude was for animation students so the poses were all about a minute and the longer poses were only 15min tops.
I wanted to show how I start out with this one, this is usually what I have in the first minuite (or what I should have). Get the loose structure in first to establish proportion and then start some basic detailing. The pose was 15min total.
30sec - 1min gestures.
October 22nd, 2004, 11:07 PM
nice ones kemp! I've found that short poses really help me learn proportion and get down to the essence of what I'm drawing... looks like the same for you. rock on dawg
October 22nd, 2004, 11:45 PM
I missed an update there! Arrrgh! Those pages with our illustrious Prezzy candydates...that batch was awesome (like all yer batches by golly!)! Of course, I think you know Im gonna go nutzo over that sweet sweet long-faced creature guy. Dang I love it when you do that!
HOLD THE PHONE...I just noticed you had a website and just poured through it, theres a ton there I havent seen! Unbe-FREAKING-lievably awesome website portfolio, Steak! I had no idea you had all that stuff over there! Im speechless. Wow. Those spacesuit designs...thats a whole side of you I hadnt seen before! And I loved that sketch page with the three women: the chrome looking one was tremendous, and the exagerrated one killed me! I CANT STOP USING EXCLAMATION POINTS!!!!!!
Jeeze man, your gonna have no prob getting freelance work in the entertainment industry. If you lived here in LA, you could have yer pick of projects.
Great work, Steak-Tron! Im even more impressed with you than I was before, and that's saying A LOT!
OK, I have to go draw now you talented bastard. :) ~~~JadeDragon
Oh yeah...that last batch of figurework kicked @$$!
October 23rd, 2004, 05:17 AM
oh yes,,, ive got good refference allright.. uve got the butthair refference covered too... my upperbody is pretty sparatic and patchey,, but my lower body is a fucking hair farm.. its like im wearing hair pants.. itr starts right at the waist and ends at the knuckles of my toes.
great life studies man.. especially the brown paper stuff. really expressive..
October 23rd, 2004, 10:14 AM
excellent. every figure has a great sense of mass and volume. I'm also learning from you -- bones aren't just connected, they are linked, chained together so the position and weight of one affects all the others; I knew this before but the true understanding just fell into place now.
October 23rd, 2004, 12:42 PM
oh yes,,, ive got good refference allright.. uve got the butthair refference covered too... my upperbody is pretty sparatic and patchey,, but my lower body is a fucking hair farm.. its like im wearing hair pants.. itr starts right at the waist and ends at the knuckles of my toes.
great life studies man.. especially the brown paper stuff. really expressive..
Wahooo, Go steak, me loves me some life drawing.
Lono- Lol, that's soo funny I've got a good friend who's a really hairy guy and he was talking about all of his hair trying to grow to meet each other so he was going to shave his body so that he'd have a 2 inch mohawk all the way around his body. I laughed so hard tears were rolling down my cheeks. :)
October 23rd, 2004, 02:20 PM
My God steak...you're incredible at hatching. I just went through all 600 messages of this sketchbook and your site and all I have to say is DAMN!!!11!oneone
The gestures look great, when I draw like that I don't get the expression down or get the proportions right, but that wasn't what floored me. It was those drawings on toned paper. Especially the concept designs. It just looks like you could reach out and touch it... Everything you've done has been a great inspiration for me:) And I've learned quite a bit too. I can safely say that you're way up there with the artists I most respect and admire on this site, along with fredflickstone, KChen, MindCandyMan, pandawhipped...and a few others. It definetly makes me want to push myself even more because I would love to be at your level one day :) Well...enough brown-nosing and...ummm... fanboy-ing...
Keep up the awesome work, I'll be eagerly antcipating the next update. Until then I'll just busy myself saving all of these drawings :D
October 23rd, 2004, 08:56 PM
Damn you and you life drawing skillz, serve up your brain NOW!
November 7th, 2004, 06:21 PM
Well I've neglected the ol' thread for too long so here goes...
Cotron: Thanks Home slice. That session was beneficial, I've been wasting too much time detailing on the longer pose session. Unfortunately to get the short one I've got to drive to Hotlanta... I'm really digging the direction yer going in.
Jade: You're too kind my friend :blush: For real tho, your words were a welcome comfort to me, I'm still stuck down here in Georgia and have lofty aspirations of getting to the west coast. Going to the SF workshop (you gotta be there if you can! I'd be honored to get to sketch with the Dragon 8)) is part of that and I do have some friends in LA that I can crash with while I look for jobs. It's just intimidating to me to go out there without something set up. But you gotta take risks... I can't thank you enough for the encouragement :teeth:
Lono: :tihi: Hair pants are no stranger to me... I'm working on a good winter overcoat that starts at my mullet and spreads out to my shoulders and back. Thanks dude, compliments from you are always awesome.
bwkeough: wow, thanks dude. It's always awesome when you can help someone out like that. Yea, weight is really important, it's a subtle thing that I'm still trying to understand but is evident in artists that understand it. Foster is a master at this because he exaggerates his figures to emphasize the direction of the weight, especially on the hands when they hold an object. That stuff always drops my jaw. Keep making them lovely pen drawings.
bojee: hahaha that's awesome, I hope he wasn't joking. Thanks homes, I can't get enough of your figures.
sula_nebouxi: Thanks! I don't know that i deserve a slot in such company but I appreciate never the less. As said before it's always awesome to inspire other folks on these boards, I've taken my share for sure so it's good to give back. Also if you work hard, you'll improve faster than you think. I'll keep an eye out for them posts o' yours.
xia: I proudly offer my brain in tribute, after I build a robot one... thanks bro :)
These are some illos. I did for a elementary textbook on the history of california. It was a welcome challenge because I never do environments but made me get my ass in gear.
I'm posting my TD entry for the hellofit. The color version did not come out like I wanted, it's still a huge investment of time for me to get colors right soz I need to work on it more.
sketchbook refuse, mainly for warming up.
November 7th, 2004, 06:29 PM
those pen and inks for the school book look great dude, they look like the pen/ink stuff that jeffrey jones did back in the day. right on
the danger mouse piece looks great, the only thing that doesn't work for me is DM's black shirt... everyone else's outfits are fully realized with folds and rendering, so the flat shape of his stands out. And, his belt's font (DM) doesn't mesh well with the hand drawn stuff, kind of breaks the suspension of disbelief by having us know it was made w/ a computer font. But other than that man, this shit's great, really well thought out and executed. Danger Mouse was one of my favorites as a kid, your designs would make it my favorite now.
haha! "i will kill you!"
"no! please do not!"
November 7th, 2004, 06:48 PM
man, you may have a tough time w/ colouring(who doesn't? heh) but man, Penfold's head looks so awesome...like it's a 3d still or something. Tight.
Those enviros are gorgeous too. What size were you workin' at? so clean too. Must've been pretty big?
And thanks for the comments/encouragement on my dsb...always appreciate it when an artist I admire lets me know I'm on the right track.
November 7th, 2004, 06:57 PM
I concur, those inks for the school book are awesome! Way to go man, those are lookin sharp!
November 7th, 2004, 07:00 PM
the rendering of the dangermouse characters in your sketchbook is D-licious! The illustrations of colonial California is very good, too, looks very Nat'l Geo.
I like the movie poster composition of DM and I think the flat black shirt works well with the bomb background image. Next time you do a color digital painting above a pencil drawing, try putting a layer of transparent mid-value color over eveything. This will prevent you from having areas where the graphite shows through and all of the pieces will have a base color scheme to tie them together. Here, all of your characters look pretty good by themselves but they don't look like they share the same color environment.
good stuff, tho, and definite step above the last color you did. Baron Greenback looks awesome.
November 7th, 2004, 07:58 PM
WHOA nort keats, those inks are off the hook! post more of them next time.
November 7th, 2004, 08:18 PM
wahoooooo!!! havent droped by in while
and woop, when I do I find this incredible enviroments
really nice ilustrations youv got here man,
seriously you should do more enviroments.
I am really impresed :hatsoff: :hatsoff: see ya.
P. S. your Thunder Dome entry
its some really thigt pice of work :D
November 8th, 2004, 12:36 AM
those first bunch of pages look totally pro man,good shit!!!..
Im still hacked of that you didnt redesign Danger Mouse`s car,that was my favorite part of the cartoon,survere beat down if i ever see you in tha flesh!! :tihi:
Allround ball tantalizing work man.keep dishing it out my friend.
November 8th, 2004, 02:34 AM
Sorry Jace, yer absolutely right. The car was why I watched the show too. I used to open the doors on my hotweels and pretend they could fly. I ran out of time to do the car and didn't want to do a half-ass job on it. That's the excuse for the record...
Now I feel like I gotta do it... [cogs start turning] thanks keeping me on my toes:D
November 8th, 2004, 04:45 AM
hey great to see you doing illust work! I like those b&w illustrations, reall nice. the frog in your DM piece is fucking cool too man.
November 8th, 2004, 04:48 AM
Holy shit there's some nice stuff in this last post. !!! :teeth:
November 8th, 2004, 06:57 AM
gah, darn this 56k modem and my no-patience. should have opened your sketchbook at work where i could look at all of it :). that dangermaus pencil stuff is rad! nice to see such a variety of lines and shading too in this last post.. you've got a big range of styles but they all look so nice. just a tip on polishing off the color stuff.. add another color layer on top of the base color layer and add some subtle variation. that little tip can make a big diference!
November 8th, 2004, 07:05 AM
November 8th, 2004, 08:56 AM
whend you get so damn good!?
those enviros are gorgeous!
i am in total envy of your hatching skillz...
please do more!
November 8th, 2004, 09:58 AM
keep up the good work
November 8th, 2004, 10:09 AM
Hot dawg!!! sweet stuff man. love the way your lines are so loose and shading is so tight! very nice scenery stuff aswell! Keep up the excellent work.
November 8th, 2004, 12:14 PM
hot damn steak the text book drawings are great! So are the life drawings and TD8
Keep up the quality work!
November 8th, 2004, 12:59 PM
Awesome T-Dome entry! :P And those life study! I've been thinking how your brain would taste like about now. Ummmmmmmm...Bon apetite, Yummy.
November 8th, 2004, 01:14 PM
wow, amazing work. those illustrations are too great, especially the one with the mammoths(my only problem with that one is that the mountain in the background is a bit too pointy, just nitpicking though). the life drawings are really sweet too. great post, dude.
November 8th, 2004, 01:41 PM
Can't see the pic, and i'd really love to,
could you tell me if it s bandwith or my connection?
November 8th, 2004, 02:37 PM
loved the td entry concepts
November 8th, 2004, 04:57 PM
it's always pleasure to see your sick stuff. keep it up man!
November 8th, 2004, 05:02 PM
holy cow steak... this stuff is amazing!
Cody's got a good point on the DM shirt... it DOES stand out, which may not be what you want.. Personally, I think it's kinda neat. The lack of detail there kinda pulls your eye to him, which makes sense since he's the main guy...
I agree with cody on the belt though,maybe the curvature of it isn't what you expect it to be..?
But man o man... this stuff is crazy, kemp.. goodwork!!
November 8th, 2004, 05:30 PM
steaky! youre back man! I WANT YOUR PEN SKILLS :D keep em comin
November 8th, 2004, 05:54 PM
KEEPS IT TURNED UP TO ELEVEN!!!!
(eleven pages of AMAZING, WELL-DONE bloody deliciousness, that is...) chomp.
Frog's suit can only be called one thing: "MANSTYLE!" Gorgeous work on the danger mouse thing. I've been following it for a while now and you've done an excellent job of working it up to a full-friggin concept! WAy to go! Standing tall in the pantheon of T-Drome posters, U are!
Thanks for the lengthy exposition of TREASURED steak-wisdom in the old Scrawl Tome--You NAILED it! The advice and comments you posted directly helped me get some better drawings just the other day--i will post them tomorrow, i promise ( Oversize scanner issues. )
The village and the MASTODON (RAWK!!!! oh hell yes... I love those things. way to go.) really blow me away. As always YR Hatching be it in ink or pencil is cryin crazy amazin! Post more soon more often.
November 8th, 2004, 06:40 PM
Danger mouse, holy god, you went all out my friend. They are fab-o-lous drawings. Penfold is my favorite (I guess its my affinity for anything furry) but you nailed all of the characters (I like the gestapo-esque danger maus). I never watched the show much...but you took some signifigant liberty with greenback's little pet, I wouldnt put my fingers near that thing.
Anyway, its nice to see your real-life illustrations. San Diego Presidio and the Yurok house especially caught my attention, the former for its skilled perspective rendering, and the latter...Im not sure why. I like it, and I think its a little reminiscent of some of your dad's stuff. All are beautiful little drawings though.
It's good to read you SB-thread pearls of wisdom, it gives me a little glimmer of hope that I have a fighting chance in reality. Being in classes, especially this final semester, I feel like Im being dismantled and rebuilt. My two illustration teachers have been especially harsh, although I know that its the push I need to drive myself, It doesnt make it any easier. I had a serious meltdown this weekend, and its times like these where I tend to forget why I'm doing all of this at all (because I want to be better, and because I DO love to draw). The point of my cheesy diatribe is to say that seeing you progress like you have is a pretty great inspiration at a time when Im running out of steam. I couldnt be happier that you're eyes are california. I was going to compromise and stay in Athens, but my heart is on NY, and I need to muster up the courage to just go there. Its probably because I know you, and you've graduated only a semester before me, but somehow it's a refreshment to see that you are actually capable of doing what you want to do post-college. So hats off to you kemps, you work harder than most anyone I know and totally deserve it. Maybe Ill make a break someday too ;) !
-Keeps (delirious from lack of sleep)
Wow, I typed a bunch of stuff >___<
November 8th, 2004, 07:26 PM
November 8th, 2004, 07:39 PM
dude steak you rule man...that thunderdome was so awesome...fantastic dude
November 8th, 2004, 10:15 PM
November 9th, 2004, 04:23 PM
You know what Steak, I don't know how you do it, but your sketchwork is phenominal....astounding stuff!
November 9th, 2004, 07:52 PM
Man, Steak. You've got some nummy-nummy stuff.
Your Mastadons(?) up there a ways really look fantastic. I like the whole series of b/w pics for the book, the Mastadons really stood out.
Also, checked your site - Looks really good!
November 9th, 2004, 10:57 PM
dope ass(as) hell. damn booger fart. nice work, kemp. so it would appear that you got an illustration gig. double kudos for getting work and for doing some perdy environments.
the danger mouse is rad. it's a bit unfortunate that you didn't have him all decked out w/ the big guns and ripped torso (hunched-over-one wins), but the black turtleneck was a good way to go (plus we have ze sketches). you're coloring continues to improve (it almost looks like you're hatching w/ the color? nice).
I must concur w/ cotron, blankslate, and bwkeough. I think I could handle the solid black clothes on dm if the belt was handled the same way as all the other colors, w/ the hatching and hand-drawn/ hand-colored quality. but w/ the belt the way it is, both it and the shirt look flat. and regarding what bwk wrote, the colors are really intense, which isn't a problem, but they don't really look like they're in the same color environment (I'm just copying what bwk said...).
anyway, good stuff. you are a good art-maker.
November 9th, 2004, 11:08 PM
Hey I love the Danger Maus Yo sniper from that remake you did for Thunderdome!
Any other drawings of him? It'd be real cool to see more action drawings.
I love you life drawing stuff.
November 10th, 2004, 05:51 AM
Yeah! New Steak update! Whoohoo!
Nice Mastadons, man!
Love all the new sketches. That T-DOme stuff is OFF THE HOOK, Captain Cook! That movie poster is really top knotch, dig the design with the bomb BG.
I love getting a new serving of Steak. A-1 All Around! :)
November 11th, 2004, 02:52 AM
Cody: Thanks for the hefty compliment! Sadly I'm not as familiar with his work as I should be - DAMN that guy is a master. He's one of those guys that knows his anatomy so well he can manipulate it but within realism. Yea, the DM piece turned out to be a disappointment for me, I wanted to do something new for the final but fell back on tricks :nohope: Yer right about the belt too.
Nouseforaname: thanks man! they wanted those at a large dpi so i got in there with the details but print size was 4" x 8" at largest. You're welcome dude, glad to do it.
JetMIC: thanks bro, alas no ink was harmed in the making of those, all PS
bwkeough: thanks! yea, it's too much a collage, nova said the same thing about the color layer - two great artist can't be wrong.
arghmisfit: thanks dude, i will.
maxtormer: thanks :teeth: I shy from enviros too much so I'll try to serve up some more. :hatsoff: to you too.
Rus-tay: DM car is in the que, i promise! thanks my Aotearoan friend.
Jackal: thanks dude, always glad to hear from you.
Bojee: thanks my man! Your work continues to floor me :jawdrop:
Nova: thanks Laura! bw said the same thing soz thanks for the tip :) Hopefully I can get a hand on HL2 to see your handiwork.
insane visions: thanks dood! Lovin' those new sketches of yours.
Layil: thankye! I'm blushing...:bashful:
cthomp, stewart_one, hito: thanks fellas', I appreciate it!
xia: I'll eat yours first! .....then you can eat em' both. :)
flex_mathews: thanks dude, I think that mountain was from the alps, so I can see how it doesn't go with the other mountain. Critiques are helpful man, I'll check for that in the future.
Ryu: hmmmmm they're still up, i dunno what's wrong.
Jokisalo: thanks dude!
SlateJoe: thanks my friend, yea the shirt can go either way, I was on the fence about detailing it but I thought it would be design-ish with the background. Your 3d work is blowing holes in fools :teeth:
Syro: thanks dude! Just pick up that pen and draw away. :)
Joel the Gugg: Yer making me blush dude :bashful: Glad I could help man I look forward to seeing that beautifully scrawled tome of yours. We, of course, will be able to discuss such art-isms at the fiesta. Can't wait! We should do some sketching this weekend if you've got some time in your vampire schedule. :wink:
Keeps: Thanks for the words! Yea, that yurok house reminded me of my dad's paintings too. You'll totally make a break, it's like a no-question thing if you keep working at it, which of course you do. Your load is allot heavier than mine was the last semester and I was bombed the whole time (drunk that is :wink:) so I can imagine you'll have some moments of question. You should talk to Meredith about that - sci-ill thesis plus exit portfolio made her an unhappy girl! But my point is she got it all done and so will you. I'm looking forward to seeing the exit show and your fab-o-lus drawings. If you ever want me to look at something let me know.
JoshuatheJames: thanks dude! I'm a big fan of your work.
MCM: thanks bud!
xia: double post wha??? you just want me for my protein deficient brain :wink:
lowpolymatt: thanks dude! I really liked you TD piece, that progress in your SB was awesome too.
MIKECORRIERO: Thanks dood! your cranking out some great work. congrats on the job.
Oregano: Thanks Capm'! -cheers-
EL-ROYO: Thanks my friend. Booger farts indeed! Ahhh I'm busted, I do hatch on the wacom with color. My mistake with DM was blending too much, I should just keep it straight hatches and tune it for that. Thanks for the crit, I always appreciate your view so please do so in the future. More like art-breaker... he he he ughhh.... bad jokes. I might see you in Hotlanta tomorrow.
darth massacre: thanks man! I've got some more concept stuff in the works. Great avatar of yours :teeth:
Jade: My Man! I'll get sauced for you any day :wink: thanks.
Well I hope you guys aren't tired of these figure draws. They all kind of look the same because I'm using a mechanical pencil on every session. I'll try to use some new stuff next time. They don't look that different to me than the other sessions - the only thing that might be at play is the form. I think I got it a little faster this time but it could have been that sugar pill I took...
I'll have some new illos. soon and I've got some concept stuff in the works so hopefully i'll bring a lil' variety around here.
Thanks for looking, C and C's are always appreciated.
Start it off with some sketch pages
this is for a friend's anniversary flyer (sketch on top)
November 11th, 2004, 08:15 AM
your life drawings are sooo good !!
can i ask how large are they? do you use a criterium?
what a sense of the strokes; really, they are getting better and better, your outline has more life in each drawing, really a very nice job !
record yourself while you draw ;) huhu...
cya soon, always a pleasure to watch your thread :)
November 11th, 2004, 10:27 AM
DOOD! You're really getting good at showing how muscles and skin twist and fold, everthing has a great volumetric appearance.
I think this is the first time I've seen scorpions used as a romantic symbol...not that there's anything wrong with that, but can I assume that your friends are rather, um, unique? There's a neat inverted heart shape in this design, too.
November 11th, 2004, 12:01 PM
KEMP- T R O N ...
excellent work! That flyer is going to look tight as hell. Scorpions aren't easy to draw, and YR keeping it (SCI-)ILL in the very very best way. Excellent work! What was the reference??? I like how it contains so much information, but at the same time the technique is so comfortable and loose. Reminds me of those badass mastodons. MAD INK PROWESS, Sir!!!
I've got no comments on the figurative drawings other than a screeching "HELL YEAH (wish :dead: i had been there the scrawl tome needs figures) !!!" It seems like your technique gets better with every session! oh yes and the "drawing after 1 minute" post was very helpful... thanks!
November 11th, 2004, 01:18 PM
The scorps and the figs are smokin, I'd love to see some live figure painting out you. Great stuff bro. :)
November 11th, 2004, 01:46 PM
Those text book illos are tight dude!
I love the danger mouse stuff, but I honestly like the pencil stuff better (I'm gonna get lynched by the CA mob now ). The colored stuff looks good too though, and I think its already been mentioned but you kinda lose me on the belt. I don't really mind DM's all black suit, it gives it a nice graphic quality, but the belt being as straight as it is, doesn't quite mesh with the piece.
Cool life drawings as always.
Can't wait to get the SF equivalent of lonestar tallboys! Wait...was that a gay joke...set in SF....man I'm original. :nohope:
November 11th, 2004, 04:04 PM
your figures are getting so nice. i say gotdamn!!
November 16th, 2004, 02:32 AM
Ryu: hey, thanks man. Usually 14"x17" pad with mechanical pencil. Several figures on a page.
bwkeough: I didn't notice the heart shape but it works coincidentally well. thanks for the words bro.
guggenJoel: Thanks ma-man. Had fun sketchin' with you - hopefully I'll see you on Wed. (but if not we should hang and sketch again)
Bojee: thanks bro, Yea that would be fun to do... I squandered my time at school... Hopefully when I move to the big city I'll get some painting sessions to go to.
Grooves!: Na no lynching :teeth: I really don't like how the color came out. I've got to budget my time better... TALLboys eh hehe. Yea, we'll be in gay town for sure. But like they say, when in Rome.... Oh jokes, lordy. Yea we gotta get tanked dude. (thanks for the props too :teeth:)
Code-tron: What's that? you like my figure? I am sexy to you no? (sorry, that was dumb, thanks capm' :teeth:)
Here's some scattered stuff, messing around with some new pens. I got together a little sketch-group on Sat with Guggenmanuver and Keepiru (and a non ca :gasp:) so some of those are in there too.
new suit I'm working on, trying to do a near future tech space suit based on NASA studies for mars.
These are studies and the final for the "Lord of LaQuinta" bout in the challenge thread. Topic was a pic based on a list of awesome KungFu attacks BlankSlateJoe posted.
brokencow girl hidden in this one.
November 16th, 2004, 02:39 AM
AWWW MAN! steak! this is some of the most juciest steakage i've seen i've seen in a while. THE NASA outfits are the shizzer (not saying the others are too though hehe). The rendering is awesome, like always, and that poster...that poster is just out of this world duuuudeeee. :rendered:
November 16th, 2004, 02:43 AM
yeah, dude. now, thats how you do it. i love the back on the laquinta final drawing. great work, steak.
November 16th, 2004, 03:13 AM
Daaaaamn! Great post, I luuuuv it all but the design on the nasa suit is soo kickass. Great stuff bro.;)
November 16th, 2004, 03:14 AM
Love the NASA suit buddy! Keep going on that one! and as always superb life studies......but that goes without saying.
November 16th, 2004, 03:18 AM
that kung fu drawing is INSANE. I love it man...I love it I love it I love it. Went straight to the inspiration folder. There is so few pencil works that are good on this site...few and far between....Damn dude, that is incredible, you made my night..................
November 16th, 2004, 11:15 AM
All kneel before the king of steaks!!!
November 16th, 2004, 11:20 AM
Steak, you are a hero of mine.
I definitely love the stuff you dish out, you're hatching technique and really inspires me and your creativity knocks me flat on my ass.
You are the good thing going.
November 16th, 2004, 12:24 PM
man that tit in the top one is right on mate really ncie that last one and the boxers look awsum too .. but damn that tit is the wow !
November 16th, 2004, 01:16 PM
great shit boyo!! those studies are awesome.
November 16th, 2004, 01:21 PM
oh man! these pages rock! From the concepts, to the life drawing. And that big face... sucker... thing. *whistles... yeah, still can't find anything to crit, so I'll just go look at all the killer art again. Peace homez
November 16th, 2004, 01:47 PM
Holy shit Bro! Love every single one of them. But the last one is the winner for me. It's the BACK, man you nail human's form! wait wait...I take that back...the Boxer ones is the winner. yeah yeah. Wait...I can't decide which is my most fav. Damn! all I can think about now is how to sneak up on you, and snatch your brain out.
Keep rocking Bro,
November 16th, 2004, 01:50 PM
My man, your tech stuff is getting soooooo strong! Awesome work on the Lord of LaQuinta challenge.
November 16th, 2004, 02:33 PM
great job on your challenge entry, even though it doesnt look that much like a kung fu attack, it's still killer. the mechanical dude is just crazy.
November 16th, 2004, 03:28 PM
man if you could share a high resolution version of that "iron wizard defiance" poster, I'd definitely print it out! It's awesome.
November 16th, 2004, 03:35 PM
oooh steak, thats some tasty homemadeBBQ you just layed on us HOT DOG. no seriously those last few show a new level in rendering following the form i love it. very nice work.
November 16th, 2004, 03:44 PM
the steak has returned to feed us! sweet shit man...love the last one.
November 16th, 2004, 11:41 PM
dang.. steak....amazing stuff.. my fav. of the bunch is that nasa suit page.
and of course, the kungfu-ery.
and of course, that other stuff too.
those are my favoritests
November 17th, 2004, 01:42 AM
Yo... I've been looking back at your earlier posts and your progress is astounding. Keep it up, yo!
November 17th, 2004, 05:55 AM
wOWEEE! MAN, glad I checked this. Havent been around here in awhile. Waht more can I say, these are wonderful Steak, artist like yourself and others really make me push harder.
November 17th, 2004, 07:54 AM
your "splendid pencil dance" kung fu x2 is courageous and indeed powerful,your learnings have been to great effect and manuverability!!.
heh,nah man your clearly gonna b rich and famous one day,just dont forget us little people eh?..;)
November 17th, 2004, 05:32 PM
Incredible evolutions from first post and last post hehe
I have to watch carefully your thread :dad: :dad: :dad: :dad: :dad:
November 17th, 2004, 06:37 PM
man if you could share a high resolution version of that "iron wizard defiance" poster, I'd definitely print it out! It's awesome.
yeah dude, 14x21 or whatever....i want to hang it on my wall, yo.
November 17th, 2004, 07:59 PM
Adding to the chorus: Holy hell! This stuff is so hot it hurts my eyes! HUGE kudos on the Iron Wizard Defiance piece! Love it!
Give us more!
November 17th, 2004, 11:50 PM
Your linework on the figures back in the Iron Wizard Defiance piece is ridiculous!. Love it!
November 18th, 2004, 03:20 AM
Thanks Guys! Ya'llz r' making me feel fuzzy :)
obid619: haha thizzanks bro!
Flex: thanks homes, I'm loving that fragrant painting of yours
Bojee: Thanks! I'm glad you and others are liking the suit - it's getting me syked about developing it.
LowPoly: Thanks my european friend!
J-PAC: Kind words homes :bashful:
Cotron: Yes! Or I shall send out my prime legions armed with A-1's :tihi: thanks.
Dennal: thanks my friend :)
Liam.Si: I'm glad you like my titties :^^: thanks
Prost-ise: thanks! your new sketches are giving me head wounds of goodness.
Phuzion: Thanks home-fries. I'm a big fan of your work. Please crit if you see something - I'd appreciate. :)
Xia: thanks bro! Backs are always hard for me but I think I got lucky on this one... eye for an eye, brain for a brain. :tihi:
Grooves: thanks homez, I think I'm going to try and develop this tech stuff further.
Jeff Jaws: Thanks Man, :)
Steven: :bashful: I'm flattered, I'll pm you about that.
RubyGenesis!: your words are music to my ears when I say em' aloud... Thanks! Your work keeps making my jaw drop further and further... :jawdrop:
Crunch: Thanks my friend!
blankJOE: Thanks! your pic cracked me up :tihi: we should do it again.
bonedog: thanks G! Nice work on your site.
TARGETE: Damn JP, your words brightened my day while I was slogging through work. Pros like you is why we have all of these guys here working so hard - me included! Thanks.:teeth: I'm looking forward to some JP/Coro showdowns in SF.
Rusty: Ahh yes, I humbly accept these gracious compliments from the most honorable grand-master Rusty. His wisdom is timeless like the hills, surely he jests about my purported eventual fame.... hahaha your manga speak is perfect. I don't know who these little people are your talking about? You sir are a pillar in my hall of heroes.
geki: thanks man!, the beginning of the thread makes me shutter.
JP42: I'll pm you bout' that
dCept: thanks for the kind words dude :teeth:
deschamps: thanks! I'm a big fan of your work.
Aint too much of a post this time around. A street fighter character I'm working on for a client.
November 18th, 2004, 03:53 AM
your tdome entry was awesome! it was great seeing you do some more mechanical, structured stuff while still keeping the fresh sketchniness. this new batch is small but rad... how you've got the variety of stages of development like that is a pretty cool show.
i'm learning from your drawings.. and you're rubbing off on me :)
keep tearing it up, kemp
November 18th, 2004, 04:41 PM
Steak- your drawing skills are shredding, I like the first guy especially, he has a logan feel to him,you've got the hairy body down really wel. I'd love to see them pushed even a little more so they have that coiled spring feel to them, effecient movement, potential energy and the experience of many fights. ;) Great stuff bro, I'm with Nova I learn a lot from your posts. :)
November 18th, 2004, 04:44 PM
awesome steak...you are kicking some tail...hey I am not sure if you are going to a school anywhere but just in case you were interested there is an opening at my atelier...I just wanted to make you aware...awesome work man keep it up.
November 18th, 2004, 05:11 PM
yup, inspirational stuff. Loved the Dangermouse drawings - brought back some memories. I think I had a dangermouse costume when I was a kid - the white one with the belt. Your hatching is great at communicating form and texture - something I need to work on :frustrated:
November 21st, 2004, 04:03 PM
Man, you are TRULY rockin the Cazbah with these last updates. Spankin it!
Seriously, I want a poster of "IRON WIZARD DEFIANCE" to hang above my drawing table. The confidence in that gesture and rendering, not to mention the details on the Wiz in his hands and face...these things are smashing my face with a crowbar. In a GOOD WAY, of course! :swepimp:
So how is the job situation for ya? Glad to see you taking on clients! Still thinking of moving to Cali someday?
Anyways (More Monsters), I hope you (More Monsters) are having a nice (More Monsters) weekend and have a (More Monsters) great Turkey Day (More Monsters), Mandango!
Cheers!~~~JadeDragon (Master of the Subliminal...)
November 21st, 2004, 04:08 PM
these last ones from you rocks ;)
November 22nd, 2004, 09:34 PM
Killer. I'll throw my hat in with the rest of them in my appreciation of the spacesuit/scubasuit page and the iron wiz page. So good they make me feel like dancing.
November 22nd, 2004, 09:35 PM
hey nice sketches steak-tron.
November 23rd, 2004, 12:47 AM
yo steak these last ones are awesome, the robot wizard is the strongest youve done thus far, it really shows your handling of your cross hatches much more ncely and controlled than your other drawings. man i need to post more so we can crit each other, cant wait to meet ya finally in sf!!
November 23rd, 2004, 03:23 AM
nova: hey thanks laura, I'm glad you can get something from the drawings. If you ever want an explanation of anything lemme know :)
bojee: thanks ma man, I used your advice on the final. As I was finishing up I thought about your comment and gave him a black eye. So thanks dude, I owe ya! I'll buy ya a round is sf :)
MCM: thanks for the heads up man, alas I think I'll stay locked in my cave until I get a job (staying optimistic...)
Jens: thanks man, I really dig your self portraits - an drawings in general :)
Monkeyboy: haha I'm glad there are still fans about :)
JadePat: cheers m8 :teeth: hopefully you got my pm. Man, I wanna move to Cali more than anything but I'd like to have a lil' something setup before hand. Hopefully January will reveal something.... More monsters ye shall get kind sir, I'll draw em' while I stuff my face.
Jokisalo: thanks dude.
Mike-Co: Is it still up? thanks man, yer bustin' heads these days.
auden100, zao7531: thanks fellas!
IMiguel: thanks man, hopefully you don't forget meeting me in june ;) post away an I'll crit it up. can't wait for sf either.
I finished this fighter concept today. I thought I'd try to put together a process shot but didn't decide to do it until too late.
the final, modeled after me a little but obviously not the bod.
I started doing quick gestures to find an interesting shape
settled on one and developed it a little, still very quick
then the paint, flipped it through out the process and changed some proportions around, then added some cheesy PS effects :)
Did this with guggenmanuever while hung over, still-lives are hard! I wasn't prepared to have to redraw everything several times.
wetsuits, still working on this design. Obviously these aren't very "functional"
November 23rd, 2004, 04:07 AM
dang kemp, nice stuff... the painting has a very Leyendecker look to me, not sure why (pallete or lighting maybe?). I'm not a fan of the shadow work, it looks too smooth compared the the rest of the treatment, but it is very cool painting overall.
... and the sketches are all amazing as usual too...I'm sure you'll coming back from SF with quite a few leads.... :)
November 23rd, 2004, 10:06 AM
Well shit dude. You're going nuts with these last dumps.
Nice painting. You handled the hair on the arms real well especially. As far as crits go, I think there's something a little odd with the back foot. I'm not sure what it is though, I think the heel might be too short?
Those wetsuit designs make me want to fuc...I mean look great. :teeth: Very convincing highlights.
That SP is one of the best ones I've seen you do. Great work with the brush pens.
November 23rd, 2004, 11:28 AM
Hotshit steak, those are the sexiest, faceless full-body rubber suits I've ever seen in my life ( if only they were all like that !!! )
The fighter guy is rocking, nice colors man, have you been working out in secret?? The sp just keeps staring at me and I swear I saw it breathe !!!
Freakin' superb !!
some crit: Since Groover mentionned it, the space between the backheel and the thumb became very distracting
I really like the dynamics of the fighter pose and I understand he's in movement, but I get the impression that he has alot of weight on his ass and he's going to fall over backwards off-balanced ( good thing he's reaching out to grab something ).
Edit: come to think of it, he looks sturdier when flipped over.
November 23rd, 2004, 12:47 PM
Those wetsuits are fuckingawesome!!!!!!
November 23rd, 2004, 12:52 PM
Steak- Damn man,your posts just keep getting tastier and tastier. The portrait .....damn that's nice. That's some serious sensitivity with the Brush pen. The wet suits, that's some seriously fucked up shit how sexy that is.....I love it. The sketches for the fighter are great, and the painting itself is awesome.He really has that weathered coiled spring thing I was talking about. Small crit : I have to agree with the guys about him looking off balance, for me it's in the back foot, he looks like he's on his heel, If the foot was rotated slightly and bent a little more so that it looks like he's on the ball of his foot i think it would solve your problem with minimal effort. Great bro , very inspiring. :)
November 23rd, 2004, 01:50 PM
nice set of images recently! the last SP looks really good and the colors in your fighter character look really good, too.
Is there a pack of cigarettes under his sleeve?
November 23rd, 2004, 07:41 PM
i wish i had something more useful to say than, "man, all that looks real great." but i don't.
November 23rd, 2004, 07:52 PM
DANG!!!,how many times can one say "super" without sounding gay?...
"super" impressive kemp,i gotta try those brush pens out,that last ones gotta b one of the most impressive sketches ive seen you do,fuckin amazin..
Your painting technique is very interesting,it looks almost like your drawing with the paint,like you keep the brush set to 2 or 3 pixels through the entire thing.anyway its very unique is what im tryin to say..
Id say youve found your niche in tech stuff,you draw it like you where born too!!!..
November 23rd, 2004, 07:55 PM
DANG!!!,how many times can one say "super" without sounding gay?...
That just sumed up my thought, right there.
Those brush pen thinging are super fucking cool too bro! And the fliping tehniqe...reminded me...I will have to use it one of these day too. :yayca:
November 26th, 2004, 07:30 PM
I'd be screaming profanities if my mommy didn't tell me not to.
the pen (g-tec pilot?) stuff w/ the boxers and such look great. Guggen-Joel looks super great (confidence in your first lines. uh huh). the wet suit ladies look very round and 3 dimensional w/ the white highlights. brush pen sp ist vunderbar.
and I do believe I spy a Janice the Han doodle on the page w/ the still life. could she be the *gasp* non-CA person? If I wasn't a slave to obligations and if it tweren't so far, I'd love to partake in the inspirational goodness of Saturday sketching in Athens. Recently I've been getting my ego boosted by these non-art people looking at my stuff, but then I come here and realize how very much more I have to improve.
you, like, so need to get paid to do this. like, totally.
November 28th, 2004, 12:25 PM
i was eating cow meat the other day and i imagined it transforming into a meat-mech. /bullshit'n
steak-tron, wow dude. i just thumbed through the last half of your sketch thread. it is really hot dude. i like the way you do stuff. the crosshatching is a really nice effect at times, it gives your works a very raw look. your rendering skills are very strong. i wanted to trade some praise for the indirect inspration i have received.
i equally enjoy when you take half-steps into something new. the transition of your style into a new media is exciting. late.
November 28th, 2004, 05:22 PM
sorry im hungry. your blowin me away with that last update man. some serious improvement. on the painting you may want to vary that hand in the background...it holds just as much focus as the hand in the foreground...fade out that back one and punch up some tight detail in the front hand and itll be fucking golden. like how puddnhead did his ramdemon...put the back hand out of focus...maybe look at that one again. just my two cents man. hit me up on my thread. id like a good bashing from the steak to put me back in line. peace out man your doing some hot shit. keep it up. word to your mother.
November 28th, 2004, 08:03 PM
steak, i haven't been up here in a while, and i'm glad i checked out your thread again. more great work man. some of your work on the toned papers are little jewels.
November 28th, 2004, 11:50 PM
i dont think ive posted in this whole sketchbook but i took a look through the beginning of it and the end and damn you have improved! your lastest drawings are whicked, the scottish dude ready to punch me in the face is quite awesome.
November 29th, 2004, 12:29 AM
damn that self portrait makes you look like a hot guy lol <3 . i'm jk (not gay ok!). anyway, its awesome stuff dood. definetely some of the best stuff yet. and also that street fighter guy really shows how much you improved with digital coloring. keep it up man. oh and i agree with jace on how you are really great with tech stuffs.
November 29th, 2004, 10:08 PM
joe: thanks dude. Mr. Leyendecker is someone I keep going back too... Yea, I see what you mean about the shadow. I wondered If I should've included it for a long time. Thanks for the vote of confidence :)
Janu: thanks. glad you noticed the hairy arms :) I'll try to fix it before folio time. thanks for the crit!
Dennal: thanks :) hehe glad you liked the suits, thanks for the crit, always enjoy yer comments.
12HIT: thanks :)
Bojee: thanks bro :) and again thanks for your suggestion on the fighter, I owe alot of that guy to your gestures.
bwkE: yea it's supposed to be cigs greaser style but it looks a little fishy. thanks for the words!
bonedog: thanks dude:)
Rusty: "super" thanks Jace! ( :wink: homosexual style wink ) i kid... yea, I think you'd like em. I tried prismacolor greys a while ago and found the big nib too big and small nib too small. These are Faber-Castle... I think they just came out. Yea I am drawing with colors, I can't shake the hatching thing now but it's also kind-of a way for me to feel out the thing. I also don't have to change color every-time I want a value so I end up doing it out of habit. thx for the encouragement on the tech, I'm going to try and do alot more of that soon. -cheers-
xia: yea, you'd be amazed how bad a drawing looks when you flip it. Our eyes are dirty liars!!! thanks for yer words bro.
Roy: It's ok, I won't tell her :wink: thanks my friend. Trying to be more confident but Guggenjoel's head is huge... Yep, that's Janice alright. You can't really see it but she's killing me in the pic. It'd be cool if you could make it down, I don't know if I'll come up for fig. soon since I'm scrambling to get my folio ready. Let me know if you're in town tho, I aint to busy to do some drawing with another artist-hero. :)
MIkeC: I've got a bunch of drawings from early college that make me shudder... thanks dude.
killing.people: thanks man, I left you a longer response in your thread. I'm a big fan of your work too, looking forward to what's coming in that new thread o' yours.:)
crunch: Thanks, that makes perfect sense. I already blurred the foot, what was I thinking :nohope: haha thanks for the crits. I'll try to get some werds in on your thread my-friend... and word to YOUR mother.
jdinx: JD! always awesome to hear from you, thanks for the words. I'm trying to make a bejeweled crown to present to you one day...
Sunny: thanks man, nice work on your site!
obid: oh don't let the drawing fool you :) No sexy dramatic lighting in real life ... thanks for the words bud.
not a big bump this time, in the middle of some bigger paintings. Finally getting to a point where painting is less like ripping my eyes out and stabbing them with a butter knife.
November 29th, 2004, 10:14 PM
awesome stuff, steak. i m in love with your crosshatching. that second one is sweet. cool wrestlers too.
November 29th, 2004, 10:35 PM
awesome stuff indeed! My fav is the last SP.. amazing work.. has something androidish to it ;)
keep it up
November 29th, 2004, 10:57 PM
More more more...
November 30th, 2004, 12:30 AM
man i gota stop looking in here i lose more keybords to drool ....
:) wet sutes look great .. screw function wehn thay look that slick and sexy :)
the fighter is great ... ! exeltn angle hands twisted up just right lighting hohohoohooooot rough looking fella .. with out any silly costume ! love it mate !!!!!!
November 30th, 2004, 12:56 AM
I find the unshaded gesture drawings you did for the concept guy the best thing you ever shown in this thread. Beautiful shapes, more of those please.
keep up the good job Talent.
November 30th, 2004, 02:30 AM
Steak- Small or large dump it's always good stuff over here! The first page is my favorite, I really like the down view of the girl for some reason. Keep on Truckin! ;)
Oh yeah , Have you seen Mucha Lucha? Great mexican wrestling stuff on that show.:)
November 30th, 2004, 08:05 PM
Wow I like your pencil style.
November 30th, 2004, 10:09 PM
Steak! Ma man! Woot! awesome work. <3
November 30th, 2004, 10:37 PM
why I don't have a folder for your shit... i dunno :nohope: ... no better time to start than now! make up for lost times.
November 30th, 2004, 11:49 PM
New avatar whaa???
Sketches are fantastic as always. I never commented on your previous dump, but that self portrait is killer, the best you've done yet. Maybe its the dramatic lighting, but you look like sort of like a young Clint Eastwood, the subtly cocked eyebrow is just asking for someone to go ahead and make your day. Maybe? Maybe not. Anyway, its great.
In the last dump the anatomy arm studies are awesome. That sleepy-eyed long faced creature instantly got a crtl+click, it looks like how I've been feeling lately (Ive had a bad case of the flu...so the halfway-sneeze face is appropriate!). I think its great how it seems like you obesess over one reigon of the body at a time, Its the only way to really learn it, so props. The nursery-rhyme analysis I couldn't help but read...Its pretty interesting when you break it down, I'm curious why you're so curious about it?
My only critique is with the wrestlers...I feel like the ethnicity is sort of ambiguous, I don't know if its a huge concern of yours, but especially the top wrestler looks sort of quasi hispanic-asian. Maybe reference some Mexicans if that is what you're going for, because even within the hispanic category, I know that Mexicans have slightly different features than Coloumbians or Peruvians, for example.
Anyway, amazing work as always! Hope to talk to you soon, hopefully sometime when my anxiety levels arent through the roof! Dec 17th dont forget! ^_^
December 12th, 2004, 12:05 AM
Thanks for the reply to my SB, so I'll do the same to yours. :)
Well, first of all... Great work and keep it up! Your characters are very original and display deep emotion; this is a very good thing. You should start using that mid-tone paper more because all the work on that paper seems to be the best of all your sketches! Anyways, back to the drawing board for me... Keep it up. :chug:
December 12th, 2004, 02:51 PM
how the heck did you get down to 4 stars? -bump!
December 12th, 2004, 07:01 PM
I'm currently not so active on these boards (art school is a time-consuming mother****er), but you bet I regularly check out this thread, Steakie!
Some of your more recent sketchpages blew me out of the water. Way to go. :heart:
In case you'd wonder: I'll start a new sketchbook thread early january.
December 12th, 2004, 08:13 PM
Thanks guys, I appreciate all the encouraging werdz. (and bumps Joe!)
This thread got buried so I started a new one, if your interested in new shiny de-contaminated art with that new art smell go right cha (http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=35191)
Ra Havok -- thanks dude, yea I'll look forward to some new sketches, they'll be goodun's since you've been working hard for the money.
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