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August 19th, 2008, 08:00 AM
In here im dumping my recent output.
I'm planning to go into fine arts or concept art/game design so lemme hear
what you think about my work and how i can improve.
getting your feedback means a lot to me.
August 19th, 2008, 09:09 AM
Lose the watermarks...please ;-)
August 19th, 2008, 09:30 AM
I figured i have to rearrange my pictures to have the possibility of changing the first picture more easily so here goes my old stuff just to have it in one thread.
August 19th, 2008, 09:34 AM
just a quick figure sketch i did following the instructions of joel carlo's tutorial on imageinefx.com. his ideas are very useful i guess so go and check it out!
August 19th, 2008, 01:33 PM
Took you a while! :D
A great variety of awesomeness in this thread :) Me likes. Toilet superman wins haha. Hummm humm, I don't know what to crit. I'd like to see some more enviros and more pencils too. Keep it up :)
August 19th, 2008, 02:31 PM
thanks algenpfleger i will try to post as much as i can!
at the moment im trying to get a hold on digital painting so im kinda disregarding my pencilw orks but i will try to draw more :)
means a lot that you like my stuff !
and myphpgirl, thanks for the lovely comment, i will definatly check out your serious offer on world of warcraft power leveling! sounds tempting... not ;)
August 19th, 2008, 05:11 PM
here is a new color/portrait study i did (from foto reference)
what do you think?
August 19th, 2008, 05:15 PM
just add a little more sharp detail to her pullover, looks a little too blurry, but face is well executed
really fresh stuff meister, the fat donald made my day!! keep up
August 19th, 2008, 05:28 PM
Hey thanks for your input! i tried to put in a bit more detail but stil keep it loose, you think its better or still not enough?
i really appreciate your comment!
August 19th, 2008, 05:30 PM
That popcorn does not look very appetizing... :( Everything else, however, does! The frog piece especially.
I did notice one thing that really seems to limit your pieces. They're all centered in a very obvious square or rectangle frame, and this really only lets you compose them a few general ways. Try some different layouts with your current techniques and I'm quite certain you'll find some really interesting new directions!
I hope that's helpful. You've got the talent and skill, just push harder and try to make your presentations more articulated :)
August 19th, 2008, 05:33 PM
so you dont like eating popcorn but frogs? :D
what do you mean by new formats? just elongate the shapes like widescreen or something? most of them are in a certain format because i only had those canvases^^ some of them were presents for christmas and so on. i have a new piece which is longer i think its 100cmx50cm, i will take a piicture after i framed it properly :) but you are right, i will test new formats!
:) thanks man that really cheers me up!
(but how do you mean more articulated? any hints?)
August 19th, 2008, 05:50 PM
yay finally someone who really reads my posts ;-) see? the shadows auf dem pulli unten really add to the lesbarkeit.
if you want you could put a tiny bit of work on the right sleeve to define it a little more. maybe blen the two tones a little more together.
then it should be a perfectly nice conceptart.org sketchbook entry ;-)
August 19th, 2008, 06:00 PM
haha kfeeras, i like you mixture of english and deutsch very interessant!
i will give it a try later to blend them colors more :) thanks for paying so much attention to my work!
you are studying in munich right? what is it like to stuy art? im palnngn to do animation but still not decided, maybe illustration?!
August 19th, 2008, 06:06 PM
so you dont like eating popcorn but frogs? :D
what do you mean by new formats? just elongate the shapes like widescreen or something? most of them are in a certain format because i only had those canvases^^ some of them were presents for christmas and so on. i have a new piece which is longer i think its 100cmx50cm, i will take a piicture after i framed it properly :) but you are right, i will test new formats!
:) thanks man that really cheers me up!
(but how do you mean more articulated? any hints?)
Exactly, try different canvas sizes, try placing the focal point somewhere other than the center, try using geometry to align your composition, or find relative guidelines within the painting itself and orient it around its own dimensions and directions. The piece already knows what it needs and what it doesn't and how it will look best, you just have to look at it with fresh eyes each time and discover what's what. the 100cmx5cm is a great example, something allows you more freedom with composition. Even a normal rectangle frame like 50x85 can give you lots of interesting composition possibilities, but they won't be as obvious, so I'd say try something with the 100x50 and see what you come up with! :)
August 19th, 2008, 06:37 PM
iwill try to use different aspect ratios! its a good idea!
but ycoudld you give me an example of using geometry to align the composition? i cant really imagine what this means!
August 19th, 2008, 07:13 PM
i was at the kunstfos und hab abitur nachgemacht. ab oktober wird kommunikationsdesign studiert an der fh hier in münchen. bin mal gespannt!
August 19th, 2008, 07:34 PM
oh interessant, lass mich mal hoeren wie die uni is! ich muss erstmal zivi machen -.- naja
August 21st, 2008, 06:59 AM
Hey guys, i was painting a little birthday card for my dad (its his birthday today, so im kinda late^^) maybe any of you has any suggestions on how to spice it up a bit?
( oh and yes, that guy is my dad, he loves futurama)
August 21st, 2008, 07:43 PM
since the head looks pretty realistic i suggest to make the glaskasten a little more realistic and perspektivisch, too ;-) well, day is over, birthday too. hat er sich gefreut??
August 21st, 2008, 08:34 PM
A transparent highlight on the glass (and over a portion fo your dad) would make it more obvious that the head is inside a round container and not behind one.
August 22nd, 2008, 07:24 AM
you are right, shoul dbe more perspektivisch (or in perspective, whatever you wanna call it) ^^ but yeah ialready gave it to him and he was happy about it :)
thanks for the tips though, i added a bit of highlight, but not to exact, i have to practice this more!
August 22nd, 2008, 08:50 AM
heyja, new update, i tested some techniques by Andrew 'Droid' Jones. his stuff is awesome go check it out at www.androidjones.com . he is really inspiring.
anyways i did this test of his technique and this is what i came up with:
August 22nd, 2008, 09:18 AM
That Andrew Jones stuff is amazing. How'd you get hold of his technique [tutorials?]? Would love to know how you created all that.
Sorry, your work.
That popcorn monsters piece is ace, a bit like seeing images in clouds.
The first pieces in oils are great, good use of colour [although this is coming from someone who really should do more painting].
I can definetly see the comic genius in your work, want to see more.
August 22nd, 2008, 09:35 AM
Hey Porg, thanks for your kind words :)
i watched a tutorial of andrew jones (it's from massive black but i dont recall the name, a friend had it)
basically you take some interesting alphas (black and white images) with cool shapes, i took some hebrew latter, the firewire smymbol and some other shapes.
then you go into zbrush (3d modeling software) and use the deco brush to create interesting forms, the deco brush looks very organic and gets cool random results. just play with it.
then you export it to painte ruse some interesting papers made of cogs and electronic cirquit boards and stuff to add new shapes, claen it up in photoshop and jus tmirror your random shapes and ty to find objects in it. e.g masks or body armor or whatever you like :) its fun!
August 22nd, 2008, 09:38 AM
i found it
its called "thumbnail demo" its really interesting to watch
August 22nd, 2008, 04:20 PM
Great, thanks for that.
I thought he might have used Illustrator with all the smooth curves and repeated images, zbrush sounds like a three dimensional vector program.
I've always had trouble with 3D programs, pretty much why my video gaming employment dream was crushed :(
Cheers for the video link though too.
October 12th, 2008, 12:09 PM
Hey guys and girls!
It has been a while.
I started my civilian service at a primary school for mentally challenged children a couple of weeks ago. it's a great job but really time consuming and exhausting.
so i didnt really create anything. finally i got some spare time and bought a little old tablet PC (the toshiba m200 :) http://s7d1.scene7.com/is/image/vanns/561897255?$medium_item$ which is a loooot of fun. so today i sat down and actually painted something wohoo. i will try to do at least one painting a day now to get myself back on track. please let me know what you think.
all the best and thanks for your advice !
October 12th, 2008, 12:30 PM
Hey Kat, I finally returned and im glad i did, those images look so much better without the watermarks. I really like your oils, they are a tricky medium to get used to. Cool idea with the pop corn, that stuff is just evil ;-)
With regards to the paintings, i think you have a solid understanding of the basics, but it would be nice to see you pay a little attention to the edges and maybe suggest the form with smother transitions. Keep up the good work and post post post ;-)
October 12th, 2008, 12:35 PM
Hey RandAlThor thanks for the kind words. it's a good advice with the different edges, i never really paid attention to it :) thanks man
October 12th, 2008, 07:23 PM
heya i was inspiried by algenpfleger's sketchbook and his commitment and deligence that i thought about following his example and do a self portrait every day. first try wasnt really satisfying but im really tired now and i will have to get up in about 5 hours so i will call it a day and go to sleep.
here is my (poor) first try, i thought it would look relly stylish if i painted my face looking down in the mirror with the whole room darkened except for that little light that my laptop provides. well... it doesnt actually :D do you please have any suggestions on how/where i could paint my face? im working on my notebook computer so im sort of mobile (for example if any of you said that the light in the toilet at 4.30 pm is especially good ,) no seriously any suggestions? thanks folks! good night
October 12th, 2008, 07:34 PM
I love the popcorn monsters! :D Great idea!
October 13th, 2008, 06:50 PM
Hey guys, whats happening?
I had a really rough day today.
work stress, family issues and just that global fear of not knowing where to go what to be(come)... damn where is that confidence at that i had one or two years ago when i still went to school and thought just let things happen... maybe i should do it like that again.
anyway, didnt come up with much but at least i found time to do my second daily self portrait (wohoo two days in already and i didnt skip one yet).
im sort of dissappointed by myself... why didnt i expect it to be that difficult to paint one's own face from the mirror? its so much harder than working from photo reference. i will try to focus harder tomorrow, tonight i started to late and was to tired to keep attention to the details. the overall structure must be screwed up too or do i actually look that skewed? i hope not.
thanks for watching and comments are always very welcome, i still dont know a good way of doing this, i mean concerning lighting. any suggestions?
i also did a little sketch of two of my favourite comic figures, wallace and gromit (frommovie reference)
October 14th, 2008, 06:32 PM
here is my daily update ( 3days in a row now wohoo im soo proud of myself)
didnt manage to finish a second "random practice piece since i was visiting my dad but i did my self portrait which im happy about since i really want to keep it at one portrait a day! i have to admit that i needed to take a reference photo to sample some colors since mine were somewhat off. still no real likeness whatsoever but what the heck :D
lemme hear what you think please!
have a good day/night
October 15th, 2008, 12:02 PM
Hey had to this one very quickly (self portrait number four)
since i only had an hour after work for it.
now im gonna visit my dear girl friend who just came back from a 2,5 week trip from brazil so im kinda somwhere else with my mind than painting :D
i think i messed up the chin area but overall i dont feel to bad about it since its my first 2value digital painting :)
please tell me what you think!
hopefully i will have time later this evening to create something new or do some studies!
October 15th, 2008, 07:06 PM
hey didnt manage to finish this one but i thought id post it anyway. maybe ill finish it tomorrow, need to go to bed now, its getting really late and i have to be up early tomorrow!
October 16th, 2008, 03:09 PM
Hey I worked a bit on the good old fashioned Joker, not really finished but i guess ill keep it as a rough study!
I also did some blind contour drawings for my daily self portrait, its too late to start something bigger now. i think the second one resembles me the most.
its a funny exercise, cause you dont have any pressure on you its just about hand/eye coordination and observing. i really enjoyed myself doing this.
Id highly apreciate your thoughts!
October 16th, 2008, 05:28 PM
Hey man what's up :D
I thinkk the creepy smiling dude on Oct 12th and the first SP from yesterday are a huge step forward. You know why that is? Observe the colors you used there, consciously or not. There's a lot of variations there, lots of different hues and saturations, which gives a lot of life especially to skintones. Try to incorporate that into your imagination work!
Your values are great already, I think you should work more on construction, tackle Loomis books and that stuff really hard, because it helps a lot. Draw and paint a lot from life, hmmmm yeah show us more pencils and digipaint some fruit and everyday stuff to observe light and color more. Try to get a feel for the "flow" that light has! :D It's fun.
As for the color stuff, and digi painting in general, you should definitely check out Linda Bergkvist's tutorials -> http://www.furiae.com/index.php
Yeah... most of all, paint and draw more :> Go!!
October 16th, 2008, 05:56 PM
hey algenpflger, thanks for your time. i will try to incorporate your tips, really need to study anatomy more, you are completly right and i will paint as much as i can. zivildienst is taking more time than expected ^^
thx for the tutorial too!
October 17th, 2008, 03:58 PM
only did my daily selfportrait, i actually think it looks a bit like me :)
still many things to fix on it but i think i prefere spending time with my girl now so i call this one finished.
hopefully i will have time tomorrow to do some loomis studies as (algenpfleger suggested) in addition to my daily portrait.
EDIT: forgot to tell you that this was from a photo of me enjoying french fries on vacation in the netherlands a couple of months ago. no dreads back then.
October 17th, 2008, 04:19 PM
thought i post a littlesketch i did last night and forgot about.
just randomness (dont evennowwhy i drew him...)
October 17th, 2008, 05:45 PM
hey nice to see new stuff von dir. the last sp is really well executed and funny. the sp from 33 is also showing improvment.
You mentioned that you have a hard time picking colors from life. See these videos for a little help:
October 18th, 2008, 06:24 AM
HEy kfeeras thanx for the input! those vids seem promising! i will take an indepth look at them later this evening!
October 18th, 2008, 04:50 PM
here is my 7th selfportrait, im really starting to like this exercise.
it gives me sort of a structure for my day and i have at least one drawing/painting when i look back at my day in the evening, which is really satisfying.
still a lot to do and a lot more to learn but i will try to be patient and enjoy the process.
if you have any suggestions on what i could do differently please let me know.
this one took me about 11/2 hours maybe 2 im not sure, had a hard time figuring out the shapes. did this in painter only being lit from my tablet pc's light.
(no that i see it online i think my left eye sort of wandered off of my face but still looks a bit like me i guess :) )
i hope you like it, stay tuned!
October 18th, 2008, 05:50 PM
you've got a great thing going with your rougher looser work. The first few paintings with the chunky brush strokes really stood out.
October 18th, 2008, 07:26 PM
hey mollymillions, thx for your comment, i think i like my rougher paintings the best too, at the momen tim experimenting with style and trying to "find my thing" so many possibilities. :D i guess daily portraits are a great way of try and error! thanks again
October 18th, 2008, 07:50 PM
hey just looked at today's portrait and i changed my eye a bit so that i look a lit less like a chihuahua!
October 18th, 2008, 08:08 PM
Hey, thanks for swinging by. I just got a good look at your gallery and am very delighted to see another neophyte painter. At a glance, you seem to be able to shift through low value variation fairly well, like in the female portraits. One thing I would suggest is to counter-balance some of the candy colors you tend to gravitate towards with some desaturated tones intermingled, so those saturated areas pop. To much saturation tends to clash.
October 19th, 2008, 04:53 AM
hey CKLamb, thanks for stopping by!
you are right, i need to watch out about my saturation balance thanks for pointing it out!
October 19th, 2008, 05:30 PM
Hey fellow artists!
Today was a pretty good day :)
i finally found a course at a university that i think is the right one for me :)
(mixture between 2d,3d and game design)
im really glad i finally found something i might settle on!
anyway, here is my daily portrait, im satisfied with how it came out,i think it looks like me (sort of)
do you have any suggestions on how i could increse the trippyness? i thought about putting in very vibrant colors but i didnt manage to do it properly!
i also tried to overimpose a trippy pattern/spiral thingy but it looked stupid. any ideas?
have a good one everybody and thanks a bunch for taking your time to read my stuff :) cheers!
October 20th, 2008, 05:57 PM
my daily self portrait (from photoref)
didnt have time for anything else because i was working on aproject that might be finished this week.
October 20th, 2008, 06:24 PM
hey.. one thing i've noticed is your use of round/soft brushes in your digitals. maybe try some sharp ones, that really helps to give some detail in general. as for your traditionals: they are awesome and i am a noob :D hehe. i'm searching for a good "studiengang" too. the"(mixture between 2d,3d and game design)" sounds fuckin awesome, how is it called?! my first goal was getting a professional 3d Rigger/modeller. inbetween i've worked in a company that produced kids soaps for the "KIKA" and various ads and stuff like this. I ve collected good knowledge and experiece but decided for my self to slightly change the direction to something (lets say) more creative :). i ve found "kommunikationsdesign" to be the thing i was looking for, but maybe you have something much better. sorry for this novel but nah maybe you're asleep now :D. cheers und bis neulich
October 21st, 2008, 05:52 PM
Hey, nothing much from me today.
Spent most of my day at work and then i went to the dentist, wohoo...
not too cool if you ask me!
anyway, i only did a little digital sketch for my daily portrait (shouldhave cleaned up the lines but i worked on a comic, im doing for a competion instead.now im tired and will go to bed.
hopefully ill do a better portrait tomorrow :)
October 22nd, 2008, 05:35 PM
Hey, here is my daily selfportrait.
its me (who would have thought) wearing a towel after washing my hair wohoo!
ah and i finally finished the comic i was talking about (printed and sent it away
(fingers crossed i win the first price :D i will post it after the competition is over!
ah yes and a little scissors from life
(about 20 mins, didnt finish it cause my bus was coming :()
October 27th, 2008, 12:51 AM
Er, you commented on my sketchbook a while ago :) I got intimidated so I didn't comment on yours :P 'til now~ lol It'll be a bit off 'cos I'm tired, but yeah. I like this. You've got cool stuff. Wallace and Gromit made me happy :) I'm glad I got to see those videos Kfeeras posted, too. I think you've already got a good understanding of forms, shading and stuff... especially in the last self portrait, and I like the sketchiness of everything. :) It's nice.
December 17th, 2008, 05:01 PM
Lovely work :)
December 21st, 2008, 06:45 PM
I am digging that last portrait. Nice sketchbook overall. I will be watching.
December 22nd, 2008, 09:54 AM
heyyyy some good stuff here so far! I super love the mars attacks painting in your first post. :D
December 22nd, 2008, 07:31 PM
Hi folks! sorry for the longlong delay! at first i was just lazy then i spent mostof my time learning maya (learned alot about the modeling tools but dont have anything to show really... then i got reaaaally realy sick for roughly 2 weeks, have never been so sick in my entire life had high temperature and whatnot.. anyway, enough crying
at first thank you loveandasandwich for your comment :) i really have to frame that mars guy and put him onto some wall hopefully the wall of somebody really rich who pays loads of money for it... (anyoneinterested :) )
here is my entry for a local comic competition (rules were 4-8 sides), no violence, no pornography, manga or western comic.. i didnt win anything :( the other ones were really great in my opinion but it seems like manga was prefered even though it said manga or western style... i will add a bit new stuff later when im at my desktop pc!
thanks for watching and please leave your thoughts in the manifestation of a comment! cheers :)
oh yes sorry that it is in german, i had a translated version but i cant figure out where on my computer it is :D
the comic is about our highest good, water and thestruggle of getting a little bit ofitin a couple of years when everything is used up
and sorry for so many words with so little meaning to them!
December 22nd, 2008, 07:43 PM
here is a little 3d face that i did
(started as my own face but i dont really look like it..
except for the inner glow, i really do glow, mostly after i had coffee!)
done in XSI and a bit of Photoshop.
i really learned a lot from this one!
i will show a new traditional painting tomorrow. i just spray painted the frame, have to let it dry over night and put it together tomorrow! im looking forward to see this one finished :)
December 23rd, 2008, 10:42 AM
I posted this on in the finally finished section already but i would like to have all my stuff in one thread so i will post it in here again! :)
it's done in oils on wood.
thanks for having your time spent here
December 23rd, 2008, 10:49 AM
Very good! Calm and chaotic.
December 23rd, 2008, 11:10 AM
thank you craz !
December 23rd, 2008, 08:09 PM
Hey while looking through the forum i came across some interesting pieces done in "alchemy" so i signed up for the alpha testing and downloaded it and i must say its really fun to use :) i created some scribbles with it and took one that i liked into photoshop to add some rendering this is my first output. i guess i will try to do some more sketches like this, its quite fast and a good exercise especially in just quick b/w studies!
December 24th, 2008, 11:32 AM
Hey Dude, schöne Sachen in letzter Zeit, das letzte auf der zweiten Seite gefällt mir am besten!
Interessierte Leute finden ist schwer, ja. Andererseits gibt's ja das Netz ;)
December 24th, 2008, 11:55 AM
hey jabo, danke für das Lob :)
Hast recht ist wohl erstmal die einzige chance sind echt viele gute und interessante leute hier!
December 24th, 2008, 12:07 PM
that last alchemy experiment is really cool!
December 25th, 2008, 04:59 AM
December 25th, 2008, 03:43 PM
thank you very much voxelfog! yours look awesome as well!
wanimal, its an honor to have you commenting my work, your stuff is truely inspirational! thank you very much!
December 27th, 2008, 03:30 PM
Thanks for stoping by in my sketchbook.
I really like the first painting in the first post, awesome! So much frustration :) Some funny stuff in here. Nice progress, keep it up!
December 27th, 2008, 06:57 PM
thnak you mumpf! did this one during my last months of school i had a really rough time during that last year
i apreciate your words
December 30th, 2008, 08:10 PM
Great sketchbook here has a broad range of experimentation. In fact it seams we have both tried similar programs ha ha. You really good though, I feel inspired to do some painting now. I have done some before but I keep putting it off all the time.
Thanks for dropping by my SB. Keep up the good work.
December 31st, 2008, 04:29 AM
hey, I just saw your sketchbook and I dare say it's very nice Sb. What I like most are that oil paintings... especially the blue man vanishing in the air. You also use very nice colours. You would make me happy if you post more oil paintings with crazy faces and crazy colours...
December 31st, 2008, 10:51 AM
That blue painting is really nice, me like. Also, good work on the colours in that scary- looking self portrait. Great thread, keep it up! =)
January 1st, 2009, 02:25 PM
thanks all 3 of you! i appreciate your comments!
January 5th, 2009, 09:03 AM
hey guys, long time no post, sorry for that. im working on sort of a bigger picture at the moment for a competition, ill post is as soon as the comp. is over!
here is a little sketch of my windows view, did this activity together with slyx!
we agreed on a 15 minute out of the window, snow , winter speed paint, but i gotta confess i didnt manage to do it in 15 minutes, took me 20-25 mins! sorry slyx :D was fun though, its a good thing to have somebody to do this stuff with even if its just over the internet :D
January 5th, 2009, 11:07 AM
Just from the first page, I can see a lot of skill and talent. Your work is beautifully introspective. As well as very illustrative/fine-art like, if you mind me saying. Kind of lacking in the anatomy dept. a bit, if I'm not mistaken? Nevertheless your portraits fill the bill more than enough. Keep playing to your strengths and drawing out your weaknesses to get better.
January 5th, 2009, 11:22 AM
thanks talkingjello! you are correct, i have to practice anatomy a lot more!
i think ill do that right now :D
i got my ass up and did a little study in oils, who said you cant have fun with fruits?
i really shouldnt have neglected my traditional painings for such a long time, i really got used to the comforts of digital.
damn no undo function in oils ...
anyways did this in i dunno 1 hour or sumethin? thanks to slyx, who i did this exercise with again, meaning both of us did the same thing sitting 100km away from each other :D
its fun, trust me ;)
i know the banana sucks but im satisfied with that tangerine :)
January 5th, 2009, 11:34 AM
The tangerine does show some nice lighting, looking at the background, maybe you should work on your folds too- sorry if I sound too demanding, lots of potential in you dude. By the way, if your art teacher asks you "Do you even pick up a pencil anymore?" after seeing your portfolio(like he did me), you'll be glad you didn't neglect your oils. Good work, sorry for back-to-back post here, if that's a problem.
January 5th, 2009, 12:00 PM
hey thanks jello, im glad about every critic! yeah youre right the folgs are crap :D didnt pay much attention nor put alot of effort in them jsut wanted this to be filled with some color, ran out of motivation cause i was hungry :D i think ill spend more time on them next time!
what were you saying about the pencil, sorry didnt get it :D
January 5th, 2009, 01:17 PM
hiho, i just did these little quick studies based on http://www.posemaniacs.com/ ' s 30 seconds quick drawing mode, really usefull little device but its .. dunno how to say it.. fucking hard? i hope if i do it regular i will get a bit more confortable with drawing the human form!
hope you dig it.
January 5th, 2009, 01:43 PM
wow nice paintings here. don't know what to say, work on more variation in the strokes maybe? to give certain surfaces certain surfaces. well what do i know, im just a digital painter :P
thanks for dropping by my sb btw :)
January 5th, 2009, 03:39 PM
hi dude, nice poses i'll try to do it digitaly,too.
Das stillleben gefällt mir mit jedem mal wo ichs sehe besser :D. freu mich schon auf weitere "speedpaint sessions" und so^^ cheers
January 6th, 2009, 07:02 AM
Hey! eparts you are right, i really need to learn to create different surfaces im still sticking to much to flat shaded things, buts its diffcult :D i will mainly work on figure drawings now but i will also try to learn to create the illusion of textures :) thanks for pointing it out!
danke slyx :D warum bist du nicht online man? will doch wieder zeichnen ;) meld dich mal wende bock hast!
January 6th, 2009, 09:36 AM
hi, just did some quick getures from posemaniacs again, some with 30secs others with 1 min time. i think 1min is a better time frame for me at the moment, some of them really apeal more to me than those i did in half a minute! please crtique me! :)
January 6th, 2009, 10:03 AM
me again! blep! slyx and i did a 15min sketch of something that lays on our tables. here is what i came up with, i know the perspective is crooked but 15 mins is a very short time i just found out :D
January 6th, 2009, 10:15 AM
those poses look pretty good, you really should try them with pencil on paper :)
January 6th, 2009, 06:18 PM
Hi, had a busy day, did a study in oil wich i will post tomorrow since i want to take a picture of it in daylight. but i just finished another 50 1-min gestures, i think im really starting to like this exercise, i feel much more comfortable drawing the human form with every little sketch i do, gestures seem to take of a lot of pressure! anyway please let me know what i could improve, should i spent longer time on a pose or try to get quicker`? mix it up? whats your thought?
January 6th, 2009, 06:20 PM
wow dude the alchemy piece is really awesome!
January 6th, 2009, 06:25 PM
hey kfeeras, thanks for stopping by :) im working on another one at the moment but its a bit more complex so itl take some time.. im kinda working on thousand pieces at the same time .. should finish some first before i start new ones... thanks for your compliment, i appreciate it :)
January 6th, 2009, 06:41 PM
hola! i really like your paintings, especially post #60.
more! more!! more!!!
keep it up :)
January 6th, 2009, 06:58 PM
thank you spacemod :) that is one of my favourites so far too :)
January 7th, 2009, 11:23 AM
hey guys, got back to work today after 2 weeks of holidays, afterwards i did some gestures as i did before but im not really satisfied i feel ligh im not as loose as i was yesterday, suckysucky today i guess :D well have to go do some teaching now, maybe ill do something new later on! stay tunes (pleaaase :D)
January 7th, 2009, 01:40 PM
Hi! I like your stuff... I'm glad you did some oil :).. I really like it... the fruits... But I have something to say... I know, I have never painted in oils... but I think If the edge between the backround and the fruits wasnt so strict, it would look better... I mean to make some blue lines to the bannana... It's only my personal opinion. I had problems with expressing what I meant in english so...
January 7th, 2009, 07:44 PM
hey kalim, thanks i know what you mean, they seem a bit cut into it! you are right i should unify it a bit more but i think i will just dont make the same msitake inthe next drawing :D thanks! i understood you, your englisch istn as bad as you think ;)
January 8th, 2009, 05:16 AM
great stuff! the improvement over these few pages is awesome. I really like the alchemy piece (sinister looking guy!) and your poses. I'd like to see some of them done on paper, and it may be an interesting exercise to try and do them while stripping down your lines a bit? it might make doing them quicker a bit easier :)
January 8th, 2009, 06:01 AM
Heyyyyyy, das Alchemy Piece iss geilo!! Hab auch schon die neue Alpha version, macht spass!! Versuch auf jeden fall mal in nen Aktzeichenkurs zu kommen, vllt gibts ja ne Kunstakademie oder so in deiner Nähe, da kann man sich oft dazusetzen. Oder wenigstens ne Skulptur oder Abgusssammlung. Wenn man die Körper in real oder zumindest Plastisch beim zeichnen sieht lernt man einfach mehr! Keep rockin!
January 8th, 2009, 08:28 AM
hey gutts! thanks for your charming words :)
i will try some psoes on paper actually i did some yesterday when teaching a bunch of great teenagers some drawing (not prfoessional, jsut for funa nd more like a learning from each other thing :) was great! ill post it later)
and ill try to strip my lines .. hehe.. nude lines.. hehe... duh!
danke kfeeras, ich will unbedingt einen machen, es gibt ne akademie nciht weit von hier und ihc kenn sogar jemanden da, warum bin ich nciht vorher drauf gekommen, einfahc mal zu fragen? super idee, danke! ich werds echt versuchen, udn hab mri vorgenommen bei ebay und auf trödelmärkten mal nach so sculpturen udn büsten und itneressanten figuren/objekten zu gucken ist echt viel lohnenswerter von echt zu zeichnen, danke!
muss schnell wieder los, zur arbeit :D pause is fast rum! ciao
January 8th, 2009, 04:29 PM
little upddate from earlier this day, slyx and i had the idea to paint our mobile phones in 30 mins, i sort of like my result but its more like a drawing than a painting?! anyway, enjoyed doing this! thanks for the idea lennart!
January 12th, 2009, 10:53 AM
Hey quickquick, gather around!
this is my entry for the steam punk challenge over at cgsociety, im not allowed to opost it anywhere since all compyrights go to balilistic publishing but i guess linking to the competition is ok?!
what do you think?
January 12th, 2009, 06:43 PM
Wow, excellent work so far, and great looking steam punk challenge entry :) Can't really see anything to crit (I know, I'm so helpful :asspat: ) But keep it up!
Thanks for stopping by my SB btw :)
January 13th, 2009, 10:54 AM
haha thanks realitycheck :) its a good thing if somebody doesnt come up with 500 thigns to change on a picture AFTER you made the final entry :D
January 13th, 2009, 02:22 PM
that steampunk ganesha looks really awesome:) i hope i was a good support with giving you all that critique and stuff^^.
January 13th, 2009, 04:54 PM
you were the best support i had, directly after coffee and good music and my girlfriend, who always is first :*! thanks again for giving me tips and being honest about my painting!
January 13th, 2009, 07:05 PM
how is it hangin'?
i just started to carry around a moleskine sketchbook to draw while im at work or wherever. it was sort of an overcomming for me to really start drawing in it.. you know all the beautiful blank pages ... didnt wanna ruin them but here we go only filled some pages yet, the birds are a rip-off of that guy here: http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=78597 :)
uh by the way, what do you guys think? should i just draw on every "right page" or just use whatever paper is in there, cause when i scan my drawings i can see the next drawing on the other side of that page, does that matter? what do you usually do?
January 14th, 2009, 08:42 AM
I think putting a piece of black construction paper or something of the sort behind the page you're scanning gets rid of the 'B-side' markings in the scan.
January 14th, 2009, 11:13 AM
aaah thanks craz, sounds like a good idea :D how comes that i didnt figure that out? :D
January 17th, 2009, 04:45 AM
nice sketshes, man... that left guy in the second image seems to me quite familiar, maybe he looks like my gradma :)
January 18th, 2009, 07:29 AM
haha thanks kalim, but your grandma? :D
January 18th, 2009, 08:18 AM
I liked that paint of your cellphone! Keep at it
January 19th, 2009, 03:12 PM
i like your studies. superman taking a super dump is pretty hilarious too!
When it comes to your 'android'-like paintings the designs kinda look interesting, but the combination of embarrassingly correct symmetry together with slightly randomness kind of doesn't work. I say work more on the overall composition and balance before going down for details. I am not saying you should start doing the boring waterfall process of painting, but act it more gently :)
thanks for dropping by my SB btw!
January 19th, 2009, 04:08 PM
Nice studies here ! Good to see some moleskin pages ^^
January 20th, 2009, 11:08 AM
Hey,long time no update, sorry for that. was busy busy.
eparts: thanks for that tip i know what you mean and i will try!
Clochette: glad you like the moleskine, i love it myself :D i will try to do more studies but i never really find the time at the moment :(
anyways here goes the new stuff, two pictures i got from students at the special school i do my compulsory community service at.
very nice stuff :) one is age 8 and the other one is about 13.
i really enjoyed drawing with them and at the end they gave their pictures to me :D cute stuff if you ask me!
the first one is us playing.
i guess its pretty clear whats on the second one :D he seems to love spider man (i mean who doesnt )
dont miss the atmosphere, they are fighting on a rooftop and its raining of course!
now the third one is what i painted over the weekend, this triptych will be part of my application stuff fo university, so please give me ideas what i could do better next time, they are my first acrylic works despite from what we had to do in school.
each of them is ~40cmx60cm
January 21st, 2009, 10:53 AM
those acrylic paintings look really good. I like the colours a lot:)
January 21st, 2009, 11:16 AM
thanks slyx :) i start to like the medium, its nice to not have to wait for a week or two until its dry :) easy to use, fast and not smelly at all! ill try to do more with it!
January 22nd, 2009, 03:56 PM
just some sketches/studies
January 24th, 2009, 12:13 PM
thees acrylic looks really cool especially the middle one. youre my inspiration
January 24th, 2009, 02:25 PM
thank you very much kalim, i will try to do more stuff like those three! :)
January 25th, 2009, 02:44 PM
January 28th, 2009, 11:16 AM
January 28th, 2009, 06:42 PM
tried to draw some girls (im so much more used to painting in shapes than drawing in lines.. but i have to train it as well!)
any tips on how to improve ? i guess the hard thing about drawing girls is not to make them look old by using to many lines!.. )
January 29th, 2009, 04:32 AM
your last acrilyc peace looks awesome! Aber mir persönlich fehlen defenierte schatten, also dadurch das unter dem kopf kein schatten ist, ist nich ganz klar von wo das licht kommt bzw es müsste dann ja eigentlich aus der richtung des betrachters kommen.
Also an den zeichnungen hab ich nichts auszusetzten außer das ich nen weißen hintergrund dafür nehmen würde, weil das sonst so kontrastlos ist.
January 29th, 2009, 05:09 AM
oh, another german dude in here :) I really like your stuff, especially the way your brain works :D yeah I really like your brain, show us more of what is going on in there :D
January 29th, 2009, 08:15 AM
thanks slyx, you are right about the contrast, should bring it up a bit more! thanks for having a look :) looking forward to meet you this weekend! cheers
haha thanks for liking my brain gloominati, means a lot to hear that from you, i always envied your way of painting :)
February 2nd, 2009, 02:00 PM
some sketches from this weekend/today.
the abstract self portrait is a WIP, any suggestions on how to continue this piece? or should i leave it as it is?
February 7th, 2009, 04:36 PM
random digital doodles, im boored
February 7th, 2009, 04:43 PM
good new stuff man. one thing about your digitals: even if you're just blocking in, try to do it as clean as possible. One good way to think about blocking in is to use the biggest Brush possible.
take the forehead area of that orc/troll/yoda dude. You blocked in a value using a quite small brush. If you had used a big one and did that job with two - three strokes that area would haver looked far more structured and just cleaner, making it possible to place more subtle tones or textures on top of it without getting a messy/muddy look.
William Whitaker for example stresses that as finished as his pieces might look he always uses the biggest brush possible to lay the paint down on the canvas.
February 7th, 2009, 04:48 PM
hey gloomati, thanks ill try that!
i just didnt pay too much attention to what i was doing i guess!
February 7th, 2009, 04:57 PM
those last two look very nice :)
The tip with the bigger brushstrokes helped me too :D
(boah irgendwie hab ich mich gerade extrem abgemüht diesen satz auf englisch rauszuquetschen xD)
February 7th, 2009, 05:48 PM
little color study quick paint thingy
February 7th, 2009, 06:45 PM
pandas are pretty bad ass if you ask me
February 7th, 2009, 08:38 PM
self-portrait later to be modfied
February 8th, 2009, 11:40 AM
February 8th, 2009, 03:38 PM
girls are just too hard to draw and paint :( damn you girls...
anyway shouldnt have used that skin-blending brush from imaginefx or some other site.. looks way to clean :( but im tired of painting this one so im gonna leave it as it is.
February 10th, 2009, 06:31 PM
hey! just tried something wth a tinted background (mid-values) and then drawing in black colored pencil and giving some depth with conte.
please let me know if this is more on the interesting site or more on the dont do it again its crap- site...
February 10th, 2009, 07:55 PM
a digital portrait with my working steps!
any ideas on how i could make it look less "clean"? im talkin about the face area.
February 10th, 2009, 08:14 PM
woweee the portraits are lookin great :D I enjoy those drawings on the tinted paper, also.
February 10th, 2009, 08:32 PM
thank you loveandsandwich :) i will try to do more stuff like that!
February 12th, 2009, 06:00 PM
the girl looks cool! nice to see your process. you could do more with pencil:)
February 13th, 2009, 01:26 PM
thanks slyx, im workin on a pencil piece ight now but ill do some morge digital stuff before i finish it i think :) thanks for your advice!
February 14th, 2009, 08:50 AM
been busy lately.
did this more or less quick study of a girl.
ill do some more since they are starting to look female :)
next ill do will be in color :)
please give me your advices on what to do better next time cause im not feeling a lot of development lately.
February 15th, 2009, 09:26 AM
Heya katzeminze. We met a long time ago at the game university in Breda and we exchanged conceptart id's. I added you to msn a while ago but you never seem to be on and I just saw your sb and though i'd leave a comment. You've really been pumping some nice shizzle in this sketchbook. Keep it going. A note on your blending is that you are using quite a hard brush, you might wanna mess around with the spacing and opacity and blend with a smaller brush to achieve a smoother more realistic look. The alchemy stuff is reall awesome just as your last sp. Grtz, Jordy.
February 15th, 2009, 10:54 AM
Those portraits are looking great! Especially the last one is very cool, i like her face. Weiter so! :D
February 15th, 2009, 11:00 AM
JORDY SKATEBOARDY I knew your name was something with skateboard in it but i lost that piece of paper you had writen on! :) finally we have a chance to get into contact :)
cool thing, i wrote somethign in your sketchbook, just re-add me on msn pease :) id love to chat!
Hi MrM thanks :) ill try to work hard !
February 15th, 2009, 02:11 PM
Just two very... random pieces i did together with Slyx over the internet in Open Canvas.
Very nice feature to be able to draw within the same picture at the same time :) we had a lot of fun. i think the results speak for themself. we'll do it again i guess.
February 15th, 2009, 02:13 PM
Nice digitals. The only flaw I see is teh lack of contrasts. Strong values are your friend. They add a lot of depth to your pictures. Try some harsher lighting.
February 15th, 2009, 02:26 PM
thank you janos, ill give it a try :)
February 16th, 2009, 01:34 AM
This one is very well done.
Locks are such a chore. I had them and they always killed my self portraits. Not too sure what you mean by less clean but perhaps using a low opacity texture brush (grainy maybe or chalk in Painter) would give you skin with non-perfectly smooth surface. But you already seem to have indicated that around the eyes and mouth areas. Cool Sketchbook K, digging those lighting experiments on the page 2 portraits!
February 16th, 2009, 01:35 AM
Double Post. Sorry about that.
February 16th, 2009, 10:28 AM
Hey :ilaekae: - minze,
send you :hugsmile: ...
what about :lifedrawing: this afternoon?
February 16th, 2009, 10:38 AM
Hi Eon thanks for your kind words!
i will give it a try with using textured brushes! very much appreciated!
Miss Twiligh tyou seem to be a nice girl, why dont we hang out sometime? :)
February 16th, 2009, 03:03 PM
Hey nice girls portraits! And the guy fishing a dead pirate teddy must be a cool illustration! Funny I was thinking about drawing a zombie pet this morning! :)
February 17th, 2009, 08:17 AM
thank you clochette :) im glad you like it! ill be posting another one today(maybe tomorrow this time in color.
February 17th, 2009, 12:42 PM
hi just did a quick study of my sweaty, beefy, shaved chest in the mirror,
while talking on the phone!
February 17th, 2009, 02:11 PM
drawing study of a relief sculpt of a thai buddha head. (done on a3 size toned paper)
February 18th, 2009, 11:23 AM
mmmmmmmh, dude your stuff has improved, since I visited that thread the last time (and that really isn't that long ago :D )
Great work, just keep on doing it!!
February 18th, 2009, 12:29 PM
hey gloomati! thanks for stoping by! and thanks for the compliment :) im really trying to make use of your tip to use the biggest brush possible, its not easy to do but i think it really helps with my work. thank you! hope you had a good time in berlin?! cheers!
February 18th, 2009, 01:27 PM
Nice studies, dude. You're on your way!
February 19th, 2009, 05:15 PM
hey guy n galls!
been busy with my university applications/portfolio pre and language exams (have to do one for a university in the netherlands :( ) so not too much time left for drawing... here are some quick studies on toned paper.
ill do a lot more of these i think im starting to like the workflow :)
hope you dig it!
February 19th, 2009, 05:26 PM
Lovin the resent ones man! Awesome shit:P
keep it up,
February 19th, 2009, 05:42 PM
thanks matt :) and thanks for the quick reply :D
February 19th, 2009, 05:50 PM
Digging the Dreadgoth and the dread girl - Really some awesome stuff here! *and you were dogging yourself on that girl portrait - but I have to say it was looking really strong! --.
As for getting rid of the 'clean' look question.... I tried using a 'wet sponge' brush in Painter IX to add some grit/texture to a piece I was struggling with (looking too clean). It basically peppered the ever living heck out of it for some 'dirt/grit'. It might even come off like pores or something on her.. Hope it helps. Keep the submits coming!
February 19th, 2009, 06:24 PM
Hey man. Looking really good. Solid update true dedication man :). I really liked your toned sketches your traditional rendering is a lil better than your digi rendering. Neat stuff :)! We need to have a good msn discussion man never spoke to you more than 5 min. And an oc ses should be cool. Hope you get into NHTV. Than ill see you there in 1.5 years time :). Keep it rocking.
February 19th, 2009, 06:45 PM
AH like your studies on toned paper. The white highlights really make them pop. Guess I could try that one out some time...
On the buddah statue I think the lines are a little edgy. Maybe some softer lines?
February 19th, 2009, 09:30 PM
You're not even in college yet? geeze, good stuff man, you're on a great track. Good luck with your applications
February 20th, 2009, 03:55 PM
nice update dude!!! I really love those animaldrawings with pen and white pen :D
mach weiter so :)
February 21st, 2009, 08:57 AM
Hey Katzen, thanks for the comment in my sketchbook! For your digital portraiture, you could try using your soft brushes a bit less if you want them to be less smooth/clean. I would suggest trying to work more with a hard brush and then using a speckled brush to smooth out the distracting transitional areas. Not sure if that would produce the effect you're looking for but it might be in the right direction. I really enjoy your recent toned sketches tho I think you went a bit overboard with the white :P Try to produce more midtones with your white charcoal (or conte or pastels, or whatever you're using :P) and save the whitest highlights for the areas that really need it (like metallic reflections for example).
February 21st, 2009, 10:03 AM
You have really nice studies, good understanding of volumes, values and such while you pencils and other traditional media are great!!!You have a good skillset and you will go high by keep improving them.
really nice, and that torso have the little interesting strokes on it that makes it look very very good.
Keep training and good luck!!!
and thnx for stopping by my sketchbook :D
February 21st, 2009, 01:40 PM
meticulous - Thank you i will definatly give that brush a try never heard of it before :) ill let you know how it went for me! thx
jordyskateboardy - thx :D yeah nver more than 5 min. a pitty we really should talk more! and id love to sketch with you! when ever yuo got the time, im ready ;)
Janos - Youre right my edges are a bit edgy, if that makes sense :) ill have to smooth them a bit more! thanks for having a look
Bill - nah men not yet :( still have to do my civil services (3 more months and im outa here! but ill take what you said as a big compliment!
Slyx - dankeschön! I'll do more animals... ehm... that sounded kinda.. wrong.. anyways ill do them more...
dierat thanks for that tip. actually im not using soft brushes im using the ragged hard brush by martha dalig for blocking in colors (brush with hard edge and som sprinkles on it to break up the circular line. but i have beenm using here blender speckled brush. maybe my image resolution was too low for it to work, she wrote it adds texture to the portrait (if im correct) but i tend to loose texture with it, should try it out more i guess!
thanks for your idea though! really apreciated!
and finally kingkostas (pwew a lot of replies, thank you all for that :) im feeling kinda honored)
what elsa can i do than to thank you :D nice you like my torso (i love my body too ;))
heres my little update for today avent been too productive but messed aroudn with some chalks for the first time really.
always wanted to try them, not really sure about the paper i used though, have to try different materials! anyways i always wanted to draw some cats so here we go!
and oh yeah, they are done on a2 sized paper!
February 24th, 2009, 10:41 AM
sort of lazy weekend
some carlos huante inspired studies
February 24th, 2009, 05:48 PM
hi, today i felt like testing out watercolors, just a simple brain less exercise to get to know the medium, looks kinda like what i painted from but now that i look at it its kinda boring^^ any ideas on what i can to nex time to actually get something interesting? which motif or different technique? is this already kitsch?
February 26th, 2009, 01:55 PM
Hi there! I'm really loving your sketchbook. Some of the portraits in here are stunning. I think that buddha head is beautiful as is, personally. I wish I could help with the watercolor, but am pretty clueless about that medium. Liquid frisket is always fun for experimentation...Will definitely keep checking by.
February 27th, 2009, 08:08 PM
yeah unfortunatly the ugly guy is me in all of them lol thanks for the comment! And hey love the toned paper drawings!
March 17th, 2009, 02:35 AM
thanks to both of you guys!
I have been way to busy with university application but finally managed to send everything in. did a couple of drawings and one 3d scene but i want to keep it privat for now :D
did this little guy the other day, but im not too happy with his eyes and his posture, any ideas how i could make him look better?
April 6th, 2009, 07:42 PM
hey pal ! Wir müssen mal wieder was malen und du musst mal wieder was posten :D kommste gut vorran mit deinen bewerbungssachen? bzw hast du dich schon beworben? ach und that little guy looks cool :) cheeeeers
April 9th, 2009, 02:04 PM
thx for visiting my sb :)
maybe give that last one some fins on arms, legs, back... ?
April 25th, 2009, 07:29 AM
rly cool mesh that last one!
May 10th, 2009, 06:47 AM
Some nice work here. Only looked through this page, though.
Concerning the sculpture's posture, lean his upper torso a bit more to the back. By looking at his feet it looks like his line of balance is between the fibia's malleolus and the mid of the foot. Sorry, I don't know the english names of the bones.
Also, there's a tension between the spread of the arms and the legs, so that might be causing the percieved problem, but that would be fixed when rigged anyway. It's not a presentational pose anyhow.
Those little warts on the arms and feet are a big destraction from the faces. The scale of those details is what stands out - they're too little and too high relief compared to the rest of the sculpting plasticity.
By the looks of it you have a keen love of fleshy, bumpy lines. When drawing, use straight lines on some occasions - it will make your drawings way better and might add the needed solidity.
A good vice versa example is your sketch of a lion's face. That one's more solid, but already too much.
Just a random, intuitive mixture of the two is a good start.
Hope this post is of some help. :)
May 28th, 2009, 01:09 AM
awesomeness!!! you've come so far from my last visit its insane! epic progress really! your paints are now so good! Also your dark to light sketches are flip sick as well. Such great detail in you relief drawings. Just keep doing what ever your doing cause its awesome.
June 15th, 2009, 10:41 AM
hey guys, thanks for all the kind comments and tips!
its been a while, had to finish my work and getting ready to move out and so on.
got my new intuos4 today :)
thats what i came up with.
June 15th, 2009, 10:50 AM
Wow... iot must ahve been hard to apint the cake! I would have wanted to eat it right away, haha :D
Good work, I like the reflexion on the plate and the cake itself looks so glossy. I'm not sure about the grey though, maybe you could soften it a bit more? Just a suggestion, keep it up :D
June 15th, 2009, 12:38 PM
hi thanks :) yeah youre right, was hard to resist^^ oh and yeah the grey looks somewhat muddy, but im too lazy to refine it i think :D stillapreciated :)
June 15th, 2009, 12:54 PM
I like the cake, it looks so tasty =)
Grüße aus Offenbach
June 16th, 2009, 06:34 AM
love the animal studies!!..
and a nice mesh you got there.. those feet are awesome :D
June 28th, 2009, 07:30 PM
thanks guys :)
has been a while now (except from the cake)
been very busy arranging everything for me moving to the netherlands
(finally its going to happen :) )
have been doing some works in oil on canvas which i dont want to share yet, sorry and some watercolors which will follow shortly.
just some quick sketches i did a couple of minutes ago each took like 10 min or so, maybe 15 so nothing special.
September 7th, 2009, 07:56 AM
i loooove the proper look of your digital portraits!!!!
December 18th, 2009, 11:20 AM
Nice works here, post more!
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