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January 1st, 2008, 04:19 PM
SKIP TO THE LAST PAGE FOR THE NEWEST STUFF.
First off, I'll write a few words about myself, what I do, and why I'm here. I'm Syver Lauritzsen, a 17 year old boy from the frosty tundras of Norway (It's really not that cold) Most of my time goes away to playing in a band. There I play the guitar and...sing. But when I'm not doing that, I'm usually drawing.
I signed up at conceptart because it looked like alot of fun. I'm not looking to start a career in drawing, it's just a hobby.
I do actually have a real job too, though. I work at a bathroom tile store called Megaflis. There I sell tiles. So if you need to know ANYTHING about tiles, just ask.
So I guess I'll post some of my stuff here.
Just got a wacom like a week ago, so now I can finally get some work into a digital medium (Don't have a scanner)
Please, I'm always looking to improve, so don't use silk gloves while giving critique.
Speedpainting. 40 mins.
Another speedpainting of spiderman. 15 mins.
An unfinished portrait of a friend.
Me and a friend.
I started a portrait of a singer in a pretty famous band. Bonus points for guessing correctly. Obviously, I didn't finish it.
Please, give crits and stuff. Also, feel free to do paintovers or whatever.
January 1st, 2008, 06:44 PM
Did a teen challenge. Topic: Post Apocalyptical Warlord
January 1st, 2008, 07:09 PM
Hey, thanks for the kind words in my sketchbook - What brush do you use, is it oils? And on what opacity roughly, I'm assuming its Painter?
The two black and white portraits are awesome, I'll watch this sketchbook !
January 1st, 2008, 08:59 PM
Did a few bodystudies this evening. One was for a friend, hence the norwegian writing.
January 2nd, 2008, 08:39 AM
January 2nd, 2008, 09:57 AM
Speedpainting. Around 15 mins.
January 2nd, 2008, 06:20 PM
nice. i especailly like the "me and a friend" piece.
keep drawing and you'll probably take my job in a few years.
January 3rd, 2008, 06:56 PM
just a quick doodlydoodle
January 5th, 2008, 04:27 PM
I was asked by a friend to make a mean looking warrior. This is my thought process. Not really happy with the result. I suck at colouring.
January 5th, 2008, 09:08 PM
man, ur starting to scare me, u got some freaky stuff there haha
anyway, i think you should rework your post apocalyptic dude, cause that first pic of the "mean looking warrior" is pwning ur dessert pirates ass =P
January 5th, 2008, 09:56 PM
hey, nice body drawings, but maybe it would be easier to use a large brush to bang in values quickly and then narrow it down as it builds in detail, it looks like it must have taken ages with all those lines! Maybe I'm wrong, the 15 min speed painting looks pretty good for 15 mins! Cool step-by-Step too, thanks. Keep it up mate, I'll be checking the next update !
January 5th, 2008, 10:12 PM
Gee guys, thanks for the friendly comments:D
Lotet: I thought about redoing the post apocapolytprtisryrtt(can't spell) thing, but there is already that black and white WIP there, and I sortta just ripped off that technique, so it would turn out kinda the same. Maybe I'll do something similar next time though;)
Gadbury: Actually, the brush I'm using is quite large. It's a splatter brush, which basically consists of lots of small dots.
And now for a 30 minute pic. Tried out my first texture.
January 5th, 2008, 10:18 PM
Hey, nice stuff here. I really enjoy the self portrait one.
January 5th, 2008, 10:41 PM
Ahh right okay hehe
January 6th, 2008, 04:22 PM
Todays update: A dead person!
January 6th, 2008, 08:40 PM
Yay dead people! He looks more asleep than dead though.
I do like the textures on the ground and his wrinkles.
January 11th, 2008, 02:19 PM
A simple mech I cooked up.
January 11th, 2008, 08:16 PM
Some cattish thing.
January 11th, 2008, 08:20 PM
Use harder brushes to go into detail.Maybe you should go further with pencils before digital.Think about different perspectives,more dinamic.And do more anatomy studies!
January 12th, 2008, 08:18 AM
Just a little lighting experiment. Am I thinking this out correctly?
January 12th, 2008, 09:49 AM
The cave monster thingies are old.
The other two scans are a few studies I just did.
January 16th, 2008, 05:32 PM
Made this for my mothers birthday. Tried to make it look like a postcard.
January 16th, 2008, 09:28 PM
i don't know...maybe u should have more pencil sketches
January 16th, 2008, 10:13 PM
I agree with the last guy. At this point, you should be focusing on your basic drawing skills. Get the Loomis books (http://acid.noobgrinder.com/Loomis), and read them, and do what they say. Good luck!
January 17th, 2008, 03:51 PM
Oh, you seem to have misunderstood. I do alot of pencil and pen sketching. Ït's just that it takes so damn long to scan stuff, and I'm damn lazy. Most of the sketches aren't of humans though, or anatomically correct humans anyway. More cartoonish. I have a digital version of a Loomis book, can't remember the name.
Only problem is I don't really have time to read it, working on getting my driver's license, and therefore have more important things to read.
Will get to it though, when I have the time.
January 17th, 2008, 04:03 PM
always use your turn signal
the break is on the left, on the left!
check your mirrors
wear your bloody seat belt
green means go, red means stop, unless there is no one there then its a stoptional.
pass other cars in the left lane
the speed limit is a sugestion.
there thats all you need to know about driving, unless youre from jersey, rules apparently apply to no one in that bloody state.
now about your art work ::
i really like the line work you have here
it very egon schields (spelling?)
if you dont know who he is, google is a wonderful thing.
as for your coloring, use a hard edged brush.
alot of your paintings look like a blurry photo.
you dont need to "read" books anymore, youre an artist. you create images.
so draw from the book. I personally have no idea what bridgman is ever talking about but i can draw the shapes he can draw.
all joking aside, keep pushing your line work, try drawing on the computer in ust lines, this way you wont have to scan stuff in.
good luck on your driving test
January 18th, 2008, 08:36 AM
hey man thanks for swinging by the sketchbook.
as for the pencil, is a .5 hb lead draftmatic mechanical pencil.
its heavy and sexy and i never have to sharpen the pencil :pirate:
i love all types of pencils, woodless, wooden, and the like, but for tight drawings
like ive been doing as of late, the mechanical pencil is best friend....for now.
look forward to seeing more of your stuff
January 18th, 2008, 08:46 AM
. Most of the sketches aren't of humans though, or anatomically correct humans anyway. More cartoonish.
Uf,man,I just post an angry reply in other SB for this reason.Since when cartoon has to be strictly "not anatomically correct"????????????????!!!!!!
January 18th, 2008, 09:39 AM
Nice updates man, some of those creatures are scary haha,
keep it up!
January 29th, 2008, 05:03 AM
Some pages of my sketchbook. Man, the scanner at school sucks HARD! Damn annoying.
January 29th, 2008, 04:42 PM
I guess this is the evidence that the scanner at school sucks compared to the one I have at home. A few pages of my sketchbook. Quite happy with some of the sketches.
February 4th, 2008, 05:28 PM
I like your style, especially on paper (Hmn I'm not really good on the computer either but ah well, practice makes perfect)
One thing I noticed though is the disproportion in your character's hips, you should make them larger, especially womens
February 5th, 2008, 04:03 PM
I feel as if I've really evolved since I joined conceptart. So thank you, conceptart.
Here are some sketch book pages, along with a few sin city-inspired comic book panels. One is of Marv, the other of some random guy with a gun.
We're doing this film noir thing for a school project, so I'm just getting my inspiration going.
February 13th, 2008, 11:14 AM
"My Sketchbook. Check it out or die."
HA! i didnt check it out and im still alive, take that!
whait a minute...im here, looking at the sketchbook right now...D´OH!
anyway =P nice update, i like the pencil stuff, keep drawing^^
March 6th, 2008, 02:46 PM
I think I have quite a bit of sketches in my sketchbook that are unshown here. Problem is, the sketchbook is at school so I can't upload that shite now.
March 7th, 2008, 06:28 PM
Random quick ninjasketch
March 11th, 2008, 02:27 PM
Made this for a friend of mine. 1 1/2 hours I guess.
March 20th, 2008, 03:42 PM
Uploading quite a bit of sketches today. I just can't seem to be able to draw a decent female.
March 20th, 2008, 07:55 PM
March 24th, 2008, 11:25 AM
thanks for dropping by at my SB, this new stuff really shows potential, the ninja guy is really sweet! though u gotta work more on faces, keep drawing and keep posting man, ur getting there.
April 8th, 2008, 04:41 PM
Thanks for dropping by :^^:
Now how about some life drawings from you? Maybe studies?
Everything seems to be from your head, and further more, I'm not sure you're really trying to step out of your comfort zone.
On the other hand, you have a strong style, and perfecting it might be what works for you. (A decent women is still something you should have in your arsenal ;) )
April 8th, 2008, 04:53 PM
Very nice stuff man, I like your style! You said you had loomis lying around, and I believe it shows, your stuff is damn good. I would like to see you work on faces, though. While yours are okay, there are some proportional issues. Good luck!
April 8th, 2008, 06:13 PM
The one of your cat like creature is my fav so far...
Theres a great deal of potential in your skills seeing as your only 17...
Ill be checking back on ya-
April 17th, 2008, 05:11 AM
Weee! My first post as an 18-year-old!
Lotet: Thanks for the compliments, I've begun to work alot on faces, and it is really beginning to pay off as well. Don't think I would've done it if it hadn't been for your comment here.
Hamsta: Thank you for kind words. You're right, I only have one life drawing in here (The guy with the guitar) and I can see how it would help me. Females are the next thing I'm gonna learn to draw. I sketch them alot, although I don't post many of them.
Matthew Forte: Actually, I've never really studied the book, just looked at the pics. Good faces coming right up!
Arrowhead: Glad you liked my cat thing! Thanks for stopping by!
Now for the pictures I'm uploading.
The black and whites are for a movie me and a few friends made for a school project. If you want to see it, heres a link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3GAUWyHcAo
My job in the project was to create the art, the music, write half the script, direct and (Against my will) act.
The others are random drawings. The one with the big banner was heavily inspired by a guy in the art crusades.
April 17th, 2008, 05:18 AM
hey nice sb you got here. you've got pretty sweet designs and ideas. i think some more anatomy study definitely wouldn't hurt. also try working more on the values in the paintings to help bring up the contrast. keep it up!
April 17th, 2008, 05:32 AM
nice stuff, great ideas id love to see some more finished work :)
April 17th, 2008, 01:23 PM
Women and some anatomy.
April 17th, 2008, 01:47 PM
Hi there, i have 18 too xD, nice stuff you got there, you must keep practicing!, check my sb if u have time, keep it coming! cheers!:)
May 18th, 2008, 11:50 AM
A few sketches I did recently and a piece I spent about two hours on with an animated GIF of the process. Not extremely happy with the colouring, but it's still the best human I've made to date. Used some ref from a tutorial by Idiot Apathy.
EDIT: If you can't see the GIF being animated, it's because your browser has already played through it. Just refresh the page.
May 19th, 2008, 10:52 PM
the last girl looked really good, it has a nice atmosphere to it. and that guy with the glasses it the man. and the girl with the cigarette is really striking! keep it up bro and thanks for the post in me SB!
May 23rd, 2008, 05:49 PM
I agree with speedysam, that last girl is really nice. Well done with shadows and highlights! though the joker and that other guy way up the page is colored real cool also i think ^^
keep it up!
May 23rd, 2008, 06:41 PM
hey man, nice stuff. Big improvment since your first post, keep it up!
June 1st, 2008, 05:31 AM
A teen challenge (Topic was High Tech Knight) and a speedpaint.
June 1st, 2008, 06:22 AM
10 minute quickie. I like this one.
June 6th, 2008, 03:58 PM
Hey, thanks for the SB comment.
As for yours, you have lots of ideas, and thats a good start. It looks like you've gotten to the point where you are confident in your ability to draw, as in you are drawing what your mind tells you to draw and putting the line where your mind tells you it is supposed to go, which is good: your hands are trained.
The next trick is to train your mind, especially in learning the human form. You've already got some ideas in your head of how it should be (wider at the shoulders, narrower at the waiste) however thats just a start. In your sketches it is perfectly fine to show an underdrawing, so use and underdrawing to plot out the basic skeletal form: ribcage, pevis, trunk connecting ribs & pelvis, upper leg, lower leg, foot, upper arm, lower arm, hand. Don't bother with the external details untill you have that figured out, then lay in the muscle groups.
Also, the only ovals you should be drawing are in the ribcage and the head. Do NOT draw the limbs with ovals, or else you will get sausage links for arms and that just doesn't work. It looks like you are starting to figure that out in some of the newer ones, but I figured that it wouldn't hurt if I reminded you.
June 6th, 2008, 06:36 PM
Splatter cat is my fav of these. That joker looks really fresh too, never seen a take on him quite like that, I also like the woman smoking the cig. Your gesture stuff looks good and i like your facial studies, anatomy is a bit rough, but that can be remedied with more life study. go up and ask random girls if you can quickly sketch their picture, most of the time they're really flattered, and you get the benefit of practice so everyone's happy. For the digital stuff, i would say it's better to go in with a stronger working initial sketch before painting. The april 17th post is solid. keep up the good work!
June 7th, 2008, 02:11 PM
I like your pure black / white and #53/#54 really good start for such an old guy -- ha ha... keep working on the anatomy and you'll rock the world!!
June 9th, 2008, 04:04 PM
So lately I've been practicing how to best prortray different moods. So I've been doing tons of speedpaints.
Also, I included three different temperatures for the same pic, to see what works best. What do you guys think?
June 21st, 2008, 04:11 AM
duuude, that last one(three?) is awezome, i dont care which one looks the best, they all look great in theyr own way.
keep em coming dude
July 25th, 2008, 12:56 PM
My first real portrait. Used a picture of myself as reference, and made myself look alot older. Real happy with this one.
July 27th, 2008, 08:44 PM
You weren't kidding! You say you were worse than me when you joined (Dec 2007? 'Round 7 months ago!) and you're already so good? I'm very impressed. ^^ I love your paintings, especially the backgrounds. And also, thank you very much for the feedback on my SB. :) I bet in the next seven months you'll be even better!
Keep on drawing!
July 28th, 2008, 06:37 AM
Ganske mye bra greier her, men det du mangler er studier. Det er hva du bør konse på det neste året, gjøre en hel masse studier av kropp, muskler, ansiktstrekk og selvportretter. Dette hjelper en hel masse. du bør også laste ned de videoene de har her på siden, de er ganske bra og lærerike. eller du kan ta deg en runde på Bobby Chiu's Schoolism, som også er ganske bra saker.
Skolen jeg går på heter Einar Granum Kunstfagskole. Det er ikke mye digitale verktøy i bruk der for øyeblikket, men jeg driver å smugler inn laptoppen når vi bedriver akt og slikt og jeg har konvertert et par av lærerne så revolusjonen er i gang. Granum er i alle fall en flott skole og om du bidrar selv får du mye ut av de to årene du har mulighet til å gå der.
Om du bor i nærheten av Oslo kan du jo bli med på søndags sketching. møtes kl 3 på nasjonalteeateret hver søndag:)
July 28th, 2008, 10:33 AM
He he, jeg er også fra bærum faktisk, Stabekk for å være pressis, og det er ikke noe å vente med å komme på tegnetreff, den beste måten å forbedre seg på og jeg digger å møte nye mennesker. Drikker du kaffe? håper jeg virkelig:) I alle fall, skal ut på onsdag og tegne, så om du har tid så kom. Nummeret mitt er 92849414, vi møtes kl 12 ved nationalteateret:)
July 28th, 2008, 10:40 AM
Very cool sketchbook, I see your a fan of Sin city, I like those cause' so do I!
Also loving this http://www.conceptart.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=381495&stc=1&d=1212312678
July 28th, 2008, 01:44 PM
Looking god dude, def improvement since the start and it looks like your on track to keep it up, One thing i would suggest tho, is having a go at some anatomy studies esp the underlying bone structure and proportions. Keep sharing ;-)
July 28th, 2008, 06:35 PM
Made a portrait of my girlfriend making a stupid face today. Ref from a photo.
July 28th, 2008, 06:43 PM
Holy crap you've gotten better since your first post!
nice work man, big improvement!
now just keep it up.
August 3rd, 2008, 07:14 PM
Just a quick sketch where I tried to imitate another dude's style.
August 8th, 2008, 04:43 PM
hehe, last one really looks like Quinns style! now u have to do my style to lol^^
August 8th, 2008, 06:08 PM
So I made an imitation of Lotet's style. Just something quick, and it is kind of an insult against Lotet, because his stuff is way greater than this.
Anyway, thought it may be good for a giggle.
August 8th, 2008, 07:24 PM
haha, nice lotet-imitation there ^^
Great work, i like the portrait very much, keep it up!
August 9th, 2008, 05:12 AM
haha, i think it was kinda cute, my work might be a lot darker and more gothic, but u got the style down pretty well ^^
August 9th, 2008, 04:28 PM
First off, thanks for stopping by my sketchbook. Second....this is more proof that practice makes perfect. It seems like you're abilities exploded when you turned eighteen. Kinda like zits just appear on a thirteen-year-old's face one life-altering morning.
Do me a favor, bro? Do some more of the black and white stuff? My favorite drawing you've got in here is the one of the woman smoking, with heavy shadowing and light cross-hatching. need. more.
September 29th, 2008, 06:21 AM
Sorry for not having posted for so long. Been real busy with school. Been making a movie (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8cR6PZomSg). Been having a girl friend.
My sketchbook is bursting to the seams though. I've improved tons over the summer. I'll try to get some pages scanned soon enough. Until then, all I have to show is two quick enviroments.
November 7th, 2008, 04:40 PM
So I started a new sketchbook in the beginning of this summer, and I've been drawing in it up until now. Somewhere in there, I must have seen Batman. I've been real lazy about scanning my sketches. I promise to get better. Here are a few of the pages. From old to new.:yayca:
November 7th, 2008, 06:03 PM
Made a quick steampunk mech-design based on one of my sketches.
November 11th, 2008, 11:40 AM
Nice book so far. Make sure not to neglect drawing from reference, either photo or from life. What you can learn from direct observation is invaluable to anyone's progress!
November 11th, 2008, 01:14 PM
Keep pushing, you'll get there :D
November 14th, 2008, 04:26 PM
hey man thanks for commenting on my sb.
this page shows a lot of improvement, keep it up, hey isnt that the lead singer of the strokes on the first post. yeah and thanks for that soft brush thing youve told me about.
November 19th, 2008, 07:12 PM
kule skisser. jeg liker godt papirtegningene dine. de digitale tegningene dine blir fort litt flate og mangler litt "edge". Det jeg egentlig mener med det er at jeg synes du bruker veldig mange strøk og store bløte brushes som gjør det slitsomt å oppfatte formen. Formen vil jo selfølgelig blir mer overbevisende etter mer anatomistudie :) hm, hadde du tegnebrett?
Men stå på, hyggelig at du følger med på sketchbooken min. Sees kanskje ved videre kaffeskisserier
November 28th, 2008, 08:08 AM
Painted some zombies during an english lesson today. Trying to catch the mood. Also I made a few keyframes for a trailer we're making at school. They were pretty rushed, hence the sub-par quality.
And I almost forgot this tank sketch which was really quick and sloppy.
Pretty happy with the zombies though, only spent around 50 minutes on it, while at the same time listening to the effect of immigration in England.
November 30th, 2008, 05:37 PM
Thanks for stopping by my SB. Great stuff going on in here, keep it up. I'd like to see more studies though!
November 30th, 2008, 05:43 PM
That zombie sketch has GREAT lighting. The fog looks pretty convincing. Great work.
November 30th, 2008, 05:45 PM
keep up the hard work its paying off.
November 30th, 2008, 05:47 PM
Here is a great improvement man. These last of zombies got a scary atmosphere, really well done. Keep it working well .
November 30th, 2008, 11:29 PM
Hey thanks for stopping by again! I've finally fixed the scanner, so if you wanna see what's new, go ahead and check it out. :)
I love how you put so many different things in your sketchbook! I think what caught my eye the most was the portrait of your girlfriend (I bet she loved it ^^) and the backgrounds. Your sketches are also real nice. Definitely showing improvement on your end too. :D
Keep on postin. :heart:
December 1st, 2008, 12:15 AM
Loads of improvement here buddy. Keep em' coming. Are you doing any anatomy studies? Any studies of any sort (besides photo references)? Studies will help big time. From personal experience all I can say is that life drawings is the way to go! You learn so so much from them.
December 1st, 2008, 12:36 AM
Sweet stuff in here!
But work on those hands! Give them fingers, not mittens ;)
December 1st, 2008, 06:20 PM
wickededges: Thank you. Despite popular belief, I am doing a few studies. But I'm so shamefully bad at them that I rarely post them:P
andyhunt: Thank you so much. It took alot of colour adjustments to get it just right:)
OmertA: Thanks dude.
Ricardo Robles: Thanks. I do enjoy a good B-movie horror flick, which is what inspired me. Well, that and the zombie mode of Call of Duty 5.
SkyTheArtist: Thanks! Yeah she was pretty happy alright. Hadn't seen her for a few months so I thought I'd do something special.
Peetaer: Yep. I try to go out as often as possible and sketch people hanging around.
Kim bot: I know dude. I know it so well. I'm just to scared to ruin a good sketch with a lousy hand. But I'll get to studying them. Tomorrow. Or maybe next week. Or sometime next year... Just kidding. I'll get them soon enough!
For today, I have a few speedpaints, testing out my new custom brushes. I got a bit lost when I was designing the evil character.
I'm a bit annoyed at myself for sticking to enviros and not even trying to paint a character with a face. Just a bit too scared I guess. Gotta do something about that.
December 1st, 2008, 06:38 PM
this is one helluva sketchbook!
December 1st, 2008, 06:50 PM
Nice stuff! In some of your tonal explorations it looks like youre a bit hesitant to go darker - I say don't be afraid to push it a bit further!
December 1st, 2008, 06:52 PM
looking better everytime
December 1st, 2008, 09:09 PM
wow all of this is jaw dropping.
i especialy love your futuristic soldier concept
December 4th, 2008, 03:57 PM
Not much for today. Just this quick head study.
December 4th, 2008, 06:35 PM
Woooo! Masse bra her siden sist! MER!
Hold deg unna pur hvit og ikke bland gjennom det heller
Gjør mere studier! Anatomi æand shit!
December 5th, 2008, 12:11 PM
Ok, holy shit your improvment is so fucking awesome..
thank you good sir, for now i am motivated once again to stop fucking slacking and start kicking some ass!
as for critique, its hard to spot problems in your work because you have so many sketches and relatively few finished pieces, so i'd say you need to finish some stuff up just to find out what your weaknesses are
December 5th, 2008, 12:27 PM
It's always pleasing to see one involves. Keep up the passion mrbanana!!
December 7th, 2008, 02:24 PM
Thanks for all the feedback guys. Everything you're saying is going straight onto my to-do list.
First off I have a quick sketch of a few girls.
Next is the conquistador. Spent around 3 hours on him before I grew tired. I'm glad I did him though, since he made me have to do three things I'm to scared to try: Hands, faces and finished pieces.
Open for crits, of course.
December 8th, 2008, 11:31 AM
Realized that the conquistador's arm was way too long, so I shortened it a bit.
December 8th, 2008, 11:46 AM
Great improvement you got here sir! "Winter" is my favourite so far.
Btw, have I seen a joker samurai back there? Mad. Heh heh. He´s right though, don´t be so serious. Smile for a bit.
December 8th, 2008, 11:48 AM
Bingo Smile. Didn't think anyone would notice him. You sure have an eye for detail. Cheers!
December 17th, 2008, 06:58 PM
I'm doing a storyboard-ish gig for an interactivity-company. My first paid art-job :D
Anyways, here's the first sketch. Let me know what you guys think.
December 18th, 2008, 04:58 AM
Hello there Banana! 've been leafing trough the thread. really great envo's and good figure's too! sometimes the ppl from imagination get a little uncomfortable but that's nothing that a lot of modeldrawong wont fix; I love what you do with light and your linework's great too.
now, onto the storyboard. first of all, congrats on your first paying gig. and welcome to the hard and painfull world of trying to understand what a cusomer wants ;)
I'm not sure how much of the storyboard we see here is prescribed by the curstomer, and how much is your own imput. I know how difficult espec technical companies can get b'c they don't understand what it means to translate a pictoral message and keep wanting to get their facts in there.
right now, for me in the storyboard there's a lot of uncertaintly for an ingorant viewer;
first of all, the picture on the billboard seems to command our main character to smile. (I also think the first panel will work stronger if we get the sence of this person walking by, and just noticing the billboard.) 2nd panel is fine; but the third -espec thanks to their silly name-, seems to imply or main person sending the text message 'never, no!'; basically saying he refuses to smile..
perhaps showing an extra panel where the message changes into this orange message will fix part of that.
from there on, I imagine the 'signal' has to pass into all the different media streams you show? again with the orange line I'd say. oh, and let the orange line return to the man's billboard, and then the smiley appears.
lol. that's my 50 cents. hope you dont mind so much critque. I used to draw children's animation storyboards @ my stage. learned a lot from that; but a lot had to be redone than too.
December 18th, 2008, 05:16 AM
I'm glad ashess is leading this Storyboard Emergency Rescue Operation, because I'm a bit stuck ^^
Could you explain some more about who will use the storyboard in that company?
Are you free to organize it the way you like? Can you use flowcharts too?
(I only browsed quickly through your thread so far, 'Til Anni' stood out to my eyes.)
December 27th, 2008, 04:40 PM
I've been way to lazy when it comes to uploading sketches. Therefore, everytime I DO upload sketches, there's so damn many. Some of these are from life, some are studies from Loomis/Bridgman, and most are from imagination. Please let the crits rip!
December 27th, 2008, 05:05 PM
Great work man! Really enjoyed looking through your sketches.
And holy crap, yes you have got better since your first post, must be a great feeling to see how much you have achieved already!
December 30th, 2008, 02:15 AM
Mr Banana, i see great improvement! Keep on working what you do and you'll be great.
December 30th, 2008, 02:32 AM
Good improvement. I'd say do more anatomical sketches and shade the hell out of those - as in leave no area completely white, unless it's a hard highlight of course. That should give a better grasp on form.
January 15th, 2009, 05:36 PM
ther has been big improvements, The conquistador is pretty nice
in you sketches and studies you might want to get away from the hard edged out line that everything seems to have and start thinking a bit more about Mass and form rather than outline.
February 2nd, 2009, 10:44 AM
Effhh... Here's a little something. Got inspired by the movie rocknrolla. Not feeling like I'm at the top of my game nowadays, neither art-wise or life-wise. Been real busy lately with doing some storyboards for this IT-company. Been sketching alot with my pencil though, I'll see if I can't upload it soon. Thanks for all the comments, I'm taking them all into consideration.
February 2nd, 2009, 02:47 PM
Here are some scans from my sketchbook. Please leave crits:)
February 2nd, 2009, 05:46 PM
30 minute quickie. Thoughts?
February 2nd, 2009, 06:31 PM
cool! movie rocknrolla is a amazing film! respect for this art man=)
very good sb! ^_^
February 2nd, 2009, 06:37 PM
holy crap, it's true!
February 7th, 2009, 12:16 PM
anticasper: thanks dude, appreciate it!
helioth: it is isnt it? thanks
Just a quick value study for today.
February 11th, 2009, 11:27 AM
Thought I should post this.
This was my birthday present for my girlfriend (Now my ex, but not because of the picture). Painted it in photoshop and then got it printed on a 120 cm x 50 cm canvas. She was very happy with it.
March 5th, 2009, 07:46 PM
Thought I should post these informational storyboards that I've done for an IT company called never.no. I left the text boxes open on the first one so that they could enter text themselves. The second one got pretty rough due to a very short deadline. They want me to come work at their offices next week! Woop-dee-doo!
The third one is an unfinished one I'm currently working on.
March 5th, 2009, 08:51 PM
haha the rock'n rolla is great i think the gun in is left had is a bit small an i really dig the lighting you got in alot of these goof show
March 5th, 2009, 08:56 PM
Holy shit you have gotten better since your first, post I looked on your first page and when I want to the last it was like night and day. Keep on improving!!!
March 6th, 2009, 02:53 PM
The storyboard has gotten better compared to the december version. However the questions I asked then remain unanswered and I can't do very useful criticism.
The other two are clean story-wise and rather dynamic even if the drawing could be smoother. How much freedom do you have in making them?
March 6th, 2009, 04:44 PM
Thanks for the replies, peeps!
Leo Ki: I'd like to answer your questions, but the problem with this storyboard is that it's so damn technical that I hardly understand any of it myself. Plus I haven't seen the text version so it's kinda hard for me to explain what's what, especially with english not being my native tongue.
The artistic freedom I'm given varies with each new project. I have alot of freedom making the first draft, but then me and the client really start narrowing it down. We both come with suggestions and roll with what works best.
By the way, I just found out that the PDF brochure that they put my first storyboard in was mentioned in an online magazine. "One of the most innovative PDF brochures we've ever seen!". Woop-dee-doo!
March 22nd, 2009, 05:39 PM
Here's another finished cartoon. Wow, these things take alot of my time. Hardly have a minute to spare for personal stuff. Mostly just pencil sketches.
March 22nd, 2009, 07:57 PM
Clean, clear, concise.
March 22nd, 2009, 08:30 PM
I think the overall look and concept of what you have here is pretty solid. On the technical side, the first thing that comes to my attention, is the lettering. I would suggest that you use a font, instead of hand-lettering. Most comics nowadays use digital fonts, instead of hand-drawn letters. This will give it a more uniform look. Here (http://www.blambot.com/fonts.shtml) is a decent site with free comic style fonts. Also the line work could be stronger. The lines are a little "hairy" and should be more confident and strong.I can suggest this book as a reference: The DC Comics Guide to Inking Comics, but nothing beats practice. Whether the lines were made digitally, or traditionally, the practice pays off. Also looking at some examples of strong ink work (again whether or not you work in a traditional, or electronic format) will not only inspire, but the observation will help to. Yeah I would devote some time to just making thumbnails of different lines all strengths, and qualities in your actual sketchpad.
Make them with pencil, and make them with pen, and or brush. You could also try doing a contour, or line drawing of observed objects (anything)...No shading, just line. indicate where the shadows are in outline form only. The whole thing should look like a coloring book page (without the crayons of course) when you are finished.Really practice varying that line strength through pencil/pen pressure. If you draw from your wrist, try taking some scrap paper and just make some wide loose circular shapes. Really let your elbow and shoulder do more of the work. This may loosen your muscles, and really let your lines become more fluid and dynamic.
On the computer side, if your working in a program like Photoshop, here (http://www.melissaclifton.com/tutorial-comicbook.html) is a great tutorial for using the pen tool to create some great lines. It's more about creating line art from photos, but there is a lot of useful info on the pen tool and line-work. Anyways these are just suggestions based upon my opinions of what I'm seeing. I know you are pressed for time with deadlines on these projects, and you probably feel like there was a lot more you wanted to do with them ...I know that feeling all too well.
I hope this helps you out, Iambanana, and keep up the good work!
March 23rd, 2009, 03:53 AM
Thank you for your kind comments, and thank you zombifried for giving so many useful tips.
I'll definetely try to make the lines on the next one a bit more presise, using your advise. The lettering is, however, temporary. The client is entering text themself. The version I'm sending them just has blank text boxes.
March 23rd, 2009, 07:37 PM
Did a DSG I'm pretty pleased with. It's based on a sketchup model.
I guess they're some sort of real-world bob-ombs. Unmanned heavy explosives on legs.
March 28th, 2009, 05:53 AM
Hmm... I think your first priority is to more work on anatomy.
The Loomis work is a good start, you have to deconstruct what you see into shapes and planes, to get that we are looking at something with mass, otherwise things look cartoony.
Think about really seeing what's there and filling in as little as possible from what you think things look like, but when you work for a client, don't change your style in the middle of an assignment ;)
Thanks for dropping by in my sketch book :)
March 28th, 2009, 06:38 AM
March 31st, 2009, 02:07 AM
great to see so much improvement with every updates, keep it up.
April 2nd, 2009, 06:07 PM
This isn't anything related to concept art, really. But I thought I'd show it either way. It's a CD-cover I designed for my band's demo.
I found this hilarious book from the 50s called "Birth Without Fear by Dr. Grantly Dickreed" and it's filled with bizarre exercises for expecting mothers. And no, I did not add that black spot over the womans eyes. All the women in the book were for some reason censored. Quite an odd book, that.
Oh, and it's my 19th birthday today!
April 2nd, 2009, 09:25 PM
I agree with your thread title.
April 19th, 2009, 01:35 AM
Happy birthday, man. :) I listened to your demo and really dig it! Your singer has a lot of charisma and has a similar tone to the dude from The Replacements. You might like them. But yeah, I enjoyed the drums and arrangements and guitars and dynamics and all of that good stuff. Really solid music. Well done.
May 21st, 2009, 08:24 AM
Here's a piece that I worked around three hours on without really finishing it. I kinda like it though.
May 21st, 2009, 08:35 AM
Uploading some sketches. Got myself a moleskine:)
I don't have the patience to upload more than a few at a time, because of that time-consuming copyright stuff.
Some crits are much appreciated.
May 21st, 2009, 08:43 AM
May 26th, 2009, 02:52 AM
I'm afraid to tell you these sketches are full of anatomical errors, and are rather lacking in mass. I have seen better. Dedicate more time to finding reference for the poses and equipment and your work will benefit greatly. With enough practice you refless work will improve.
May 26th, 2009, 03:00 PM
Just saying 'hi' for now ;)
June 2nd, 2009, 05:17 PM
Hamsta: Thanks for the crit
Matte_Art: Whaaa?? No hugs?
This piece originally started as a DSG, and I liked it so much I made a finished piece out of it. Tried to make it as heart-warming as possible. Did I succeed?:)
I call it 'First Contact, Revisited'
June 3rd, 2009, 09:29 AM
Firstly, <hugs!> ;)
Secondly, I showed that to my fiancee and I couldn't STOP hearing the "Awwwwwww" LOL!!
Good job! :3
Pull a little more outta the background and you've successfully made a book cover illustration ;)
June 3rd, 2009, 09:43 AM
You have definitely improved! Keep it up!
I wanna see what the next 10 pages of your sketchbook look like, you should keep doing studies EVERYDAY!
Good work man!
June 8th, 2009, 05:45 PM
Serious crits? Okay here goes: Render your shadows more. Try to use the contrast color when doing shadows. Shadows also closest to the body should be alot darker than they are. Remember there are alot more tones in the skin tone when light hits it. Keep rendering the background and also the little fuzzy dude can use more love :)
November 8th, 2009, 10:48 AM
Man, it's been long since my last post. Sorry. I've been drawing a lot, both professionally and for recreation, so my absence does not mean my drawing has been at a standstill, but I have definetely been drawing a lot less than I used to. The band has been taking up most of my time, as we are closing in on our second demo.
Anyway, I'm trying to get back in the swing of things.
Here's a little something I finished yesterday. Pretty happy with it, but there is always room for critique.
December 9th, 2009, 07:34 PM
Here are a few new sketches. I sketch constantly, but not all of them are good enough for me to show off. I do think I have improved alot recently, and I think I'm finally getting the hang of shading!
December 9th, 2009, 10:02 PM
hey man, thought id return the favor and check out your work! great improvement from pg 1!! your really starting to get better. im really digging your pencil work, as well as the digital stuff too. keep up the hard work!
ps. thanks for the serious crit you gave me, alot of good points!
December 9th, 2009, 10:13 PM
Nice progress here :) Keep it up, dude.
December 13th, 2009, 07:20 PM
Experimenting with the Reilly method. So much fun!
December 15th, 2009, 08:07 PM
Made my first self portrait. Still got a long way to go :/
December 30th, 2009, 09:51 PM
Did a speedpaint this evening. 40 mins.
December 30th, 2009, 11:05 PM
Are you kidding me right now? The first page of this thread made me think how frustrated I would be looking at your work, with the really weak line and color that just screamed how new to drawing you were. But after seeing your more recent stuff (from the past 2~3 pages) I'm totally blown away. Your self portrait? Fuckin' wicked man. It's great, and I can't believe it's your first.
It's good that you had someone like Hamsta for the critique. I would love to have someone just totally rip my art apart right now.
Like you said in an earlier post, you really are gettin' the hang of shading. It's some really nice shading. Every thought about creating backgrounds for your many figures?
What's this Reilly method you speak of? That drawing is beautiful, and I'd love to try something like that out.
One last thing: You say you've worked professionally. I'm at that stage where I'm interested to see if I've got what it takes to do professional work. How do you find clients?
You've really inspired me to go back to using pencil/graphite/charcoal for their diverse capabilities. For the past month I've literally ONLY used pen and marker. Gosh I love your sketchbook.
December 30th, 2009, 11:28 PM
Wow, you've totally improved since the first post! Your first self-portrait is epic! Might I ask what you've been studying to achieve such fantastic lighting and coloring skills?
December 31st, 2009, 08:23 AM
Nutella: Thanks so much for the kind words. I'm truly flattered. As for the client, it was a lucky shot on my part. You see, it's my dad's company, but they later hired me again just because they were happy with my previous work.
The reilly method is a quick sketch drawing which grants some real nice elegance. Check out these (Especially the last one):
Memo213: Thanks alot! To tell you the truth, I've learnt more from studying artists here at conceptart than any other place. I rarely find the time to do hardcore studies (Which isn't a good thing) so I just find my inspiration here instead. Also there are some great tutorials here that have taught me alot.
Thanks for stopping by!
January 31st, 2010, 05:19 PM
Finished two pieces today. One is more of a sketchy-type of thing where I just painted my hearts desire. The other is a request from a friend. It's from reference, and I call it "Oliver Twist - Revisited".
And here's a GIF of the progress:)
EDIT: It seems the attachment manager is being dodgy. I'll upload the images later.
January 31st, 2010, 08:01 PM
Here they are!
February 2nd, 2010, 06:19 PM
Here's something a little darker than the usual. 1 hour in PS.
CRITS ANYONE?? ON ANYTHING??? This is getting lonely:(
February 2nd, 2010, 07:37 PM
Quick one, but this newest piece you have looks very much like the Korn album in a way "Follow the Leader" ... a little darker though ;)
May 16th, 2010, 09:53 AM
Long time since I've uploaded anything, so here's to breaking a habit.
I've applied to the school of architecture here in Oslo, for industrial design. Been working my ass off with these application tests. The tasks were pretty vague so it was quite difficult. Any comments?
May 16th, 2010, 09:57 AM
This is a little somethin somethin from my freelancing work. It's basically a whole bunch of mini-comics that describe technology offered by a company called never.no. I've also designed a game with them, which I'll try to find a link to.
November 28th, 2010, 05:44 PM
Wow, I haven't been here in ages. A lot has happened since my last update. I am now studying for my masters degree in industrial design at The Oslo School Of Design And Architecture. Super stoked that I got in. They only accept 30 applications each year! :D
So I've been real busy with school and stuff.
But enough jib-jab. Here's a self portrait.
November 29th, 2010, 09:49 AM
dont mind me, just dumping a 15-minute sketch
November 29th, 2010, 11:43 AM
I like your photo referenced stuff. Your Selfportrait looks ok. The only thing might be the mouth. Do some studies on how lips strech and follows face muscles. The background in your SP looks like it has photo grit. I think it would look bettr if you use the same red for the outline as for the text. Keep working on it I think its got potential. :)
When I look at your work from imagination I see you lack alot of anatomy knowlage and the proportions are often off. It's always good to do figure studies and draw from life. It will help you with your imaginary work. :) Hope any of this is helpful. Cheers.
November 29th, 2010, 07:43 PM
B-Man: Thanks alot! It means alot to have such a talented artist as yourself give crits. I did notice that something was strange about the mouth, but I was working with a photo as reference so I just rolled with it. I took your advice though, and changed the mouth altogether. I think it looks a bit better now. As for the outline, I'm just going to have to disagree with you. I've fallen in love with that colour scheme <3 Thanks again!
Also, here's a tribute to the beautiful Norwegian Girls of winter. No reference used, which makes me kinda happy with the result.
December 2nd, 2010, 04:39 PM
Introducing the incredible hipsterman!!!
December 2nd, 2010, 04:46 PM
Some great stuff going on, I love how you use colour and you can see improvement in your portraits.
As a small crit, Anatomy can still use some work, but who here doesn't need to work on it? xD
Anyways, keep up the progress. :D
December 7th, 2010, 04:55 PM
Just a lil' DSG.
Herbert loves feet. I mean, he REALLY loves feet.
It's not at all that strange when you take into consideration that that is what he was programmed to do. He spends most nights laying in the foot of an unsuspecting person's bed and quietly licking and slothering all over their toes. He is, in effect, a living sack of spit.
When asked about whether or not Herbert was happy with his purpose in life, he contently replied "Alot of people view this job as something your average Joe could cope with. What people don't realize is how much work that really goes into suckling on people's toes while they sleep."
December 15th, 2010, 05:38 PM
Did a speedpaint for the DSG. Topic was 'Old Woman atop her Steed'.
January 7th, 2011, 08:49 PM
Nice Sketchbook! Utrolig raskt du har utviklet deg bare på 6 sider!. Keep up the good work!. Hvilken skole har du gått på i Norge ?
January 7th, 2011, 08:57 PM
that old hag be pimpin' on her beetle steed :D you are indeed improving my friend~!
April 25th, 2011, 05:47 PM
BlueCardinal: Halla :) jeg studerer industridesign på arkitektur -og designhøgskolen i oslo. Går første året nå.
Sorry I'm not updating this as much as I used to. Here's some miscellaneous stuff I've been working on since christmas, and a photo series taken from my apartment's balcony.
April 26th, 2011, 09:09 AM
I really dig that photo set and that hair dryer concept! Which markers did you use for those shades of gray on that concept? Also your portraits kick ass. Not much to criticize, sorry for that.
June 30th, 2011, 11:00 AM
Saku: For the blow dryer concepts I used copic markers (The cool grey scale), and touch-ups in photoshop.
And now for something completely different:
As I have mentioned before, I'm studying industrial design in Oslo, and I just finished my first real project. It took a few months to complete, and I am quite happy with the result. So are my tutors.
I present to you Vinkel, the world's first wooden blow dryer. It makes a point of being as simple as possible.
"A design is not complete when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to remove"
Of course, using wood for a blow dryer has its drawbacks, but this was primarily an esthetic task.
Enough jib-jab, here are some pictures.
November 28th, 2011, 11:49 AM
Some random monster I drew, and a few sketches I need for school.
By some insane stroke of luck I landed a character design job for a TV-series that's currently under development. Unfortunately, I'm not permitted to display the sketches yet. Some day though!
November 28th, 2011, 02:50 PM
One more sketch for today.
November 28th, 2011, 03:18 PM
First time in this sketchbook I think, but I like the progress you have made! I was gonna comment on some earlier stuff but then I saw that it was like a year ago so meh.. :P the new stuff looks great though, loving the blow dryer and that skeleton monster. Keep up the good work and keep updating :)
November 28th, 2011, 03:45 PM
you have a nice understanding of basic forms from your ID stuff..now just extrapolate that to your figures and you'll see there's no difference, after that even rendering soft surface stuff won't look as challenging
December 12th, 2011, 12:48 PM
Thanks for your constructive comment in my sketchbook. It was very enlightening, especially when combined with looking at your sketchbook. Your anatomy studies are incredible, and I love how you constuct your figures like an Industrial Designer would construct a form. Keep up the inspiring work!
Glad you got something out of my comment, it's good to know a couple of words might actually have an effect, rather than just being left forgotten
December 12th, 2011, 03:35 PM
Your Industrial design work is looking great and you've came a long way from your first few post. Hope to see more
December 15th, 2011, 06:21 PM
Well, I found some quite... spicy photos on my hard drive. I was going to use them for some figure drawing, but they just turned out tasteless. This is the single fruit of my endeavours today. Not happy at all, but I got the likeness pretty good.
December 15th, 2011, 06:24 PM
Nice to see your process for digital painting. And i really like your self-portraits. Keep up the good work
December 17th, 2011, 08:23 PM
doing some very light semi-drunk live sketching: http://www.livestream.com/iambanana
December 27th, 2011, 10:41 PM
You once told me to start a SB, so I did. :P But I never checked your SB, just wanted to say I like your progress, starting to get some nice lines in your digital work.
Greetings from Sweden ! Gott nytt år !
January 2nd, 2012, 07:33 PM
Currently painting live, and I'd really appreciate it if someone could pop in and give me some live crits! http://www.livestream.com/iambanana
January 2nd, 2012, 09:46 PM
A little something before bed. Not quite happy with it yet, but I might post it in the crit section and try to get some feedback to make it pop. Partially referenced.
January 3rd, 2012, 11:31 AM
Decided to drop a line too, and after looking through your sketchbook I might drop these for you as I think looking into these as a book and practice would be helpful for you:
January 3rd, 2012, 10:15 PM
Thanks Tiny. I did exactly what you said and did a couple of quick studies, using that thread as a guide.
January 4th, 2012, 01:55 AM
Great studies so far - Keep them up!
For your studies, try to pay careful attention to the edges - not only the outlines of your major objects but the edges of each individual brush stroke as well. Some edges are harder than others, and this can help to describe form and texture.
Some of your brush strokes look a little petted. The edge of the mug's shadow is especially culprit. It's generally recommended to try to use the largest brush you can get away with, as it leads to a cleaner look with superior brush economy. I noticed that the petted strokes are also low opacity. I prefer to use as opaque a brush as possible for all the initial blobs, then using lower opacity brushes if necessary during the blending stage.
There are a few helpful links in my sig that you should check out if you haven't seen them already - as there's some useful and more comprehensive info inside. http://www.huevaluechroma.com/ is a bit technical, but also very eye opening for understanding color.
February 8th, 2012, 12:32 PM
Here is a small handfull of random sketches. Most are school related, but some are just for my own enjoyment. Also, there's a rendering of a salt shaker I'm 3D-printing as I type.
I've ordered a few Loomis books. If I'm fast, I might be done attaching these before they arrive.
As a safety precaution I'll do this in two bulks.
Here's number one.
February 8th, 2012, 12:40 PM
February 8th, 2012, 01:22 PM
your ID stuff and (imagination?) sketches sketches are quite nice! that last painting of the females is really flat though.. especially in their faces. Do you think about their facial features as three dimensional shapes as you paint? Feeling the forms and how they wrap around the face and protrude and go "inwards" on the face will all help a lot me thinks. nice stuff!
February 8th, 2012, 03:48 PM
Thanks for your comment Jarrad.
You're absolutely right about those two girls. I hate that piece. They look retarded, the both of them. And as you said, I'm not thinking about facial features in the same way I think about ID-stuff, as three-dimensional objects. I realize this is one of my greatest flaws, but I just enrolled in an anatomy course that should at least put me on the right path. Thanks again!
February 10th, 2012, 01:58 AM
no problem. One thing that you must realize is that you have to do the work to make it happen. Of course classes are great (especially when the teachers are great) but theres no need to wait until then to work on this weakness. Find your weaknesses and destroy them. You shall become excellent once you do that enough. It takes some courage to work on a lot of things that you suck at and continue to do it over and over! I've made the mistake of relying on external sources for my improvement many times. only you can prevent forest fires :D
February 13th, 2012, 03:20 PM
Made a self portrait today. I'm really happy with it, and I can definetely feel the studies paying off. Never been able to hop straight into colour like this before.
February 21st, 2012, 04:11 PM
This was a fun little exercise. I painted different sections of my face separately, to see if there would be an interesting shift of style throughout the SP.
February 21st, 2012, 04:18 PM
Looks like your picking up on the "CA hatch" for your traditional work. The top right eye on the bottom portrait is substantially better than anything you have posted yet. Nice work
February 21st, 2012, 05:20 PM
Heisann! Takk for at du stoppet innom skisseboken min og ga meg noen veiledere! Skikkelig mye bra å se på her, han typen du har i avataren din fikk meg til å trekke på smilebåndet :) Gratulerer med tv-serie gigen.
For øyeblikket interesserer jeg meg ikke særlig for karakterer, mennesker, skapninger og det som generelt angår organismer. Da jeg begynte med dette i November(2011) var jeg mest interessert i karakterer og monstre. Etter hvert har jeg funnet ut hvor mye jeg setter pris på et flott landskap, så jeg skal satse på det fremover. Akvarellmaling egner seg jo også veldig godt til landskap.
Akkurat det med å lære seg anatomi, gestures med mer, gjorde jeg en del av i begynnelsen og utover. Den greia der falt ikke akkurat i smak, og jeg føler landskap er mer håndgripelig og interessant for meg.
Hyggelig å hilse på en norsk medborger :)
PS: Legger ut noen akvarellmalinger fra i dag/går, så stikk gjerne innom hvis du vil se.
February 24th, 2012, 06:23 PM
Some stuff from school. I just love the freeform pen tool. Can't believe I hadn't heard of it before now.
February 27th, 2012, 05:48 PM
There's an ongoing drawing challenge for the ID classes at my school. A new one every week. This week's topic was "Moving Castle". It's due wednesday. Painted this live on livestream. About two hours I think.
I realize I should have made more thumbs of the creature itself. The anatomy is all wonky. I'm quite happy with the composition and the feeling of scale though.
February 27th, 2012, 06:47 PM
Oh, by the way, if anyone would be interested in seeing the process for the latest painting, it can be found here: http://www.livestream.com/iambanana/video?clipId=pla_f833ec98-41cc-4193-b0ac-e8575922ffad
I make such retarded faces while drawing.
February 28th, 2012, 09:20 AM
Really nice work man, keep at it!
February 28th, 2012, 03:58 PM
Some progress on the latest piece. Think I'll call it finished for now. I realize the closest leg still look fucked up, but what the hey.
EDIT: Holy crap, those colours are bright! Does anyone know why the picture looks different from my cintiq, to photoshop, to finder preview, to here? Well I get the cintiq part but I'd still like to know about the rest.
March 5th, 2012, 03:25 PM
the girl with the sun in her hair
March 6th, 2012, 02:42 PM
This is indeed a fine sketchbook.
March 8th, 2012, 07:27 PM
One more from school. I've had enough of disposable cutlery to last me a fucking lifetime.
March 9th, 2012, 05:08 PM
Mye bra her, jeg kan hjelpe deg litt med det jeg føler at jeg kan best selv: Proposjonene i hodene og ansiktene dine er ikke helt riktige, særlig hos personene de finner på selv. Jeg legger spesielt merke til at ørene i blyanttegningene sitter alt for høyt oppe på hodet. Du kan kjenne på ditt eget ansikt hvor kort avstand det faktisk er fra der kjeven slutter til bunnen av øret begynner. Jeg tror du hadde tjent mye på å gjøre noen flere studier med reference. se på hvordan ting egentlig ser ut, ikke bare hvordan man tror og synes man husker at tingene ser ut.
Jeg er imponert over produktdesignkonseptene dine. Jeg antar at du går på en høyskole for industridesign eller noe lignende? Hvilken? ..og får dere låne cintiqer? <3 ..eller har du solgt noen indre organer og anskaffet en på egenhånd? :p Jeg må selv søke på videre utdanning ganske snart og har egentlig ikke helt peiling på hva jeg skal gjøre. :s Noen tips?
Angående fargeforskjeller i digitale arbeider har jeg lagt merke til at bilder man maler i Photoshop er betydelig lysere i finder preview. Spesielt de helt svarte fargene som blir gråe. Kanskje bedre å bruke et annet program for bildefremvisning.
March 9th, 2012, 06:22 PM
Love your style, especially the sketches
March 10th, 2012, 07:13 AM
I like all these paintings, they have a very nice graphic read to them, great storytelling too. The freeform pen tool seems interesting, gonna give it a shot.
March 10th, 2012, 07:42 AM
your product sketches look really great.
I dont quite get how the corn holder works. Dont you need a second one to first keep the corn in place so that you can stick the first one into the side ?
The digital sketches look a little less solid, in my opinion. Especially anatomy look sometimes good and other times a little messy.
That patchwork portrait is really nice though.
The pupil in the right eye looks a lot smaller than the left one, but it doesnt look that bad after all.
Keep it up.
March 11th, 2012, 07:50 PM
Axelga2112: Takk skal du ha! Nå som jeg så over de siste skissene igjen ser jeg at du har helt rett. Ørene mine er rett og slett for subtile.
Du har helt rett. Jeg studerer Industridesign på Arkitektur -og Designhøgskolen i Oslo. Det er ganske stive opptaksprøver, men jeg tror ikke en med dine ferdigheter ville hatt noen problemer med å komme inn, om det er produktdesign du er interessert i. Ellers har du jo for eksempel Kunsthøgskolen, som ligger bokstavelig talt 50 meter unna skolen min. Der kan jeg tenke meg at du ville passet godt inn på for eksempel visuell kommunikasjon. Hold meg oppdatert!
Angående cintiqen min, så er den faktisk kjøpt og betalt av meg selv. Skolen har ingen tegnebrett til utlån. Men den koster jo ikke mer enn 7000 spenn. Med studielån, deltidsjobb og diverse illustrasjonsoppdrag så går det ganske greit.
will123will: Thanks man, appreciate the kind words.
continue: Thank you very much. Definetely give the freeform pen a try! Loads of messy fun.
shockowaffel: I will elaborate on the corn holder in this post. Thanks.
Okay, so here is the finished corn holder.
I had to ditch the dual-spike designs. As it turns out, corn cobs have this extremely hard and inpenetrable outer wall right inside where the corn sits. Therefore, using a dual-spike design forced the corn holder to sit awkwardly. It looked great by itself, but when inserted into a cob it just looked messy. Using Rapid-Prototyping machines we were able go sift through a good 7-8 generations of them to see if we could make them work. We couldn't. I had to kill my darling and go down a completely different path.
With a centered spike-design, the corn feels well balanced when gripped by the handles. The insertion is also alot easier. This design reflects both the texture of the corn as well as the organic nature of corn, while at the same time being durable as hell. I tried breaking one with my hands, and I just couldn't do it. Which is something that would need to be improved upon should it be put into production. This is disposable cutlery and as such, should be somewhat flimsy, so the user can throw it in the trash with a clear conscience. Right now it's too strong and rigid, and would be better suited for a permanent, washable solution.
I also like the cartoony, flintstone-esque aestethics when paired with a cob. It kinda looks like a hunk of meat, 'cept it's a vegetable.
In conclusion, this is probably a bit too engineery for my taste. I like to work with aesthetics instead of mechanics and strength calculations. However, the task at hand dictated a sober and somewhat non-artistic approach, so this is where I ended. I'm not unhappy with the result. It works like an absolute charm, but may not look flashy enough for a good portfolio piece.
March 14th, 2012, 09:07 AM
Great updates iambanana. Did you try other patterns for the ribs on the cob holders? Hexagon patterning like honeycomb is strong and could have a relief to them like the corn. Cool SB.
March 18th, 2012, 04:22 PM
Derra: Thanks. I did in fact contemplate other patterns, but most of them made it difficult to injection mold the part, which was part of the assignment.
Todays photo study.
March 20th, 2012, 01:44 AM
Hey just came to say nice sketchbook. It's great to see someone whose come so far art-wise. Hopefully I can improve as much some day. Your self-portraits are my favorites. Anyway, concerning critiques I can see you really enjoy drawing the boobs ;) . I'd try to fully render a couple naked chaps just for practice. Carry on!
March 20th, 2012, 03:09 AM
Dude, nice! I totally agree with the title of your sketchbook. Nice going!
March 20th, 2012, 02:45 PM
Very random sketches from today. Some freehand perspective practice, bottles, and the occasional Loomis.
March 21st, 2012, 12:25 PM
Hey man, thanks for dropping by.
Got some great stuff here, Your self portrait looks like someone i know but i can't work out who lol but I love the idea of doing parts of it and then puttin git together, I'll have to try that.
March 26th, 2012, 04:59 PM
really nice sb, self portrait ended up nicely.
Considering the piece with boobs , dunno if you wanted so but highlights over the boobs where she is supposed to wear no clothes looks like some nylon or some similar slippery item is covering her boobs - or she just simply oiled them :D
March 26th, 2012, 05:07 PM
Yeah man, great name for your sketchbook - so so true. Really inspiring sketchbook.
I hope I can make the progress you've made! Thank you!
April 1st, 2012, 11:47 AM
bottles bottles bottles bottles bottles hovercraft
April 1st, 2012, 06:43 PM
Digger de nyeste oppdateringene dine, masse forbedring og kule industrielle designs. Gleder meg til å se mer! :)
April 2nd, 2012, 08:22 AM
did a few photo reffed quick studies. between 10 and 15 minutes each.
i think i'll stick to doing these on paper in the future. i messed up bad. i feel like im in an artistic funk.
April 2nd, 2012, 08:28 AM
Good good! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfslY_AvhLw) :geekg:
April 2nd, 2012, 12:59 PM
Nice work! curious how the corn holder story unfolds. :o
April 12th, 2012, 05:51 PM
quick photo study of a lady friend before bed.
April 12th, 2012, 07:11 PM
good work on those bottles, lots of different ideas, and nice to see markers skilfully used, i thought theyd gone for good
May 1st, 2012, 04:17 PM
Some is for the redesign of the Solo bottle, a Norwegian soft drink.
But I'm much more stoked about the wine rack renders I've been dabbling with all day.
May 1st, 2012, 04:23 PM
Nice pencil studies!
May 3rd, 2012, 09:43 AM
kubrick meets thonet meets me and i fuck it all up
May 8th, 2012, 08:56 AM
well this turned out to be a dramatic weekend.
May 8th, 2012, 09:08 AM
Topic: Post Apocalyptical Warlordhttp://www.zhujiad.com/5-1.jpg
May 26th, 2012, 02:46 PM
Wow some really great work here. Thanks for sharing it. Can't wait to see more.
July 2nd, 2012, 12:23 PM
Really interesting and awesome bottle designs! :D
July 29th, 2012, 02:54 PM
Did some promowork for a couple of friends going-away party. Quite happy with this, I really nailed the likeness from looking at multiple photos instead of just using one as a reference.
August 3rd, 2012, 06:53 PM
holy crap, this was a toughy.
December 1st, 2012, 06:53 PM
Bit of an update after a very stressful semester at school.
Most interesting part is probably this:
December 7th, 2012, 02:47 PM
Dude i love that Ink project seems fun and i envy your industrial designs man, i can't wait to be in school. when you were applying to industrial design school, what was your portfolio like?
December 19th, 2012, 11:48 PM
Thanks for the feedback dude, totally agree with you, i need to build up my work with both soft and hard lines, a bad habit of mine, i guess thats how i learn how to render.
But definitely taking that into account. will do some soft/hard surface studies too soon enough :).
Enjoying your background in product design/industrial, its very handy for what i want to get into (concept art for games). so far im studying a games course, but we havent learnt much about rendering out materials very well, more so we learn how to make and write a game DESIGN. flow, winning conditions, etc etc..yawn. but yeah.
Those last sketches of yours read well, very fluid!
December 20th, 2012, 03:55 AM
I'm liking those pencils! You could benefit from studying some gibson girls though (as could all of us!). His first name is Dana if you aren't familiar with his work. keep it up man. gogogogo
December 20th, 2012, 05:14 AM
Nice drawings and I like your wine rack!
December 20th, 2012, 08:47 AM
I'm liking those pencils! You could benefit from studying some gibson girls though (as could all of us!). His first name is Dana if you aren't familiar with his work. keep it up man. gogogogo
I hadn't heard about a gibson girl until now, but that looks really useful! Thanks for the tip dude.
December 20th, 2012, 10:31 AM
Cool stuff dude, is the game for real or just a proof of concept?
WHen doing portraits, pay close attention to the eyes, you tend to make alot of mistakes with them. And they do make or break a character.
Just my 2 cents!
Keep up the great work!
January 9th, 2013, 02:23 PM
Your sexy sketchbook sure is sexy! :)
March 27th, 2013, 05:34 PM
Sweet pen and copic sketches !
March 28th, 2013, 11:11 PM
interesting sketchbook. me likes
April 4th, 2013, 05:52 AM
Looked through your whole sketchbook... I can't figure out how you got from point A to point B, but nice work o.-
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