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October 21st, 2010, 01:58 PM
Intense improvement since your first post!
It's so great to see such incredible dedication like this. I love your portrait studies in post #1236.
Keep up those figure studies, man. You're doing good.
October 21st, 2010, 06:27 PM
Hey! you've got a great sketchbook here and you made some awesome improvement since your first SB pages.
I especially like your painted work - it is a great inspiration for me to keep up with my own art stuff.
One thing thought that i wanted to comment on is your style, you can listen to my words or not- those are only some of my thoughts.
I've been on these boards for few years (sometimes not as active as i wished though) and seen some truly great artists start here and keep they work till they got to a pro level with the ability to make some change in art.
Intentionally or not but i can see a lot of influence from these artists in your work, it's not a bad thing but i really think that with your talent you could've make something different and great in your own way with your own style.
I know it's easy to say- develop your own style, and not so easy to achieve, but i really think that it would do great for your art.
Anyway like i said at the top of my post, i really like your art (i even bookmarked your thread) but these are my 2 cents.
Keep up the great work!
October 22nd, 2010, 12:59 PM
Krato: Hahaha :)
Luckers: Thanks man! Didn't notice those legs, always have the problem of making thighs too short :O
Hugh: Get off your ass and draw :) but thanks Hugh ;)
Fallenangel: I do get this a lot, I think chasing originality is pretty pointless since most things we deem original are just Frankensteins of things that came before. This quote pretty much sums it up:
Lazy week, too much pokemon and fallout 3 :(
A3 Still life at college, collection of random things in our art room haha
Linear Self portrait
Some ink and bleach stuff at college cos it's so fun
Sketches from my free period in the library
And some more black and white things, again I just find them really fun
October 22nd, 2010, 01:40 PM
Fallenangel: I do get this a lot, I think chasing originality is pretty pointless since most things we deem original are just Frankensteins of things that came before. This quote pretty much sums it up:
I can't say that i agree with that quote....not all the masters of the past imitated the works of their predecessors.
However like i said i still like your art, and it's your choice to choose your path in it.
Keep up the great work and keep up with those studies!
October 22nd, 2010, 06:30 PM
i loved that quote
your drawings are getting so cool, i love your ink stuff, bleach is awesome looking!
though, try to do some real dynamic things, your stuffs looking a bit bland, try studying some frazetta, wizards of the coast guys and anything dynamic looking and apply it to your own work :)
keep going son
October 24th, 2010, 01:21 PM
ryanoir: Yuh, cheers
So today my sketchbook turns 2 years old. I think I'm doing alright for 2 years but I need to stop wasting so much time :P Anyway heres a comparison from the image that was originally in my first post and a later painting.
And some pencils from observation, on printer paper so I don't get too worried about mucking up
And some from mind
October 24th, 2010, 01:48 PM
That's pretty crazy amount of improvement in such a short amount of time. Truly shows the power of dedication. Keep posting, Sam, cause this book is a huge source of both inspiration and motivation.
October 24th, 2010, 07:49 PM
your anatomys pretty sharp, and your rendering is also!
but for your figures id reccomend doing some good twists and turns they make dynamic good, if you haven't watched Vilppu's dvds, do it! theyre awesome with figures, i learnt a bunch in like 5 minutes D:
also crazy improvement, the one on the left is funny
October 24th, 2010, 09:02 PM
Nice updates. The lighting and colors on the painting of the woman is excellent.
October 25th, 2010, 03:48 PM
I really dig the last three images in your most recent post. And that's definitely some intense improvement, brotha.
October 28th, 2010, 10:21 AM
Yeah nice to see those two images together, really emphasizes how far you've come! Keep up the good work, you know what you gotta do ;)
November 2nd, 2010, 06:38 PM
ismo: thanks man
ryanoir: yeah I mean to but they're a little difficult to obtain, thanks
cgaddict: thanks a lot :)
Jovian M: Cheers
Miles_: Thanks a lot man!
Mind stuff and some leg armour studies, realised its more about shapes then details
Life drawings done in class, most have their times on them
My self-portrait for Nov 1st
And a process video for fun :)
November 2nd, 2010, 07:05 PM
Like your style man! subscribing to the thread so i can keep track :)
where do you study art?
November 3rd, 2010, 02:24 AM
Hey Sam,great improvement you made in this post.Your digitals are really up a 100% :D
November 7th, 2010, 04:02 PM
Wr00m: I tend to study art in my room at my desk :P cheers
Rushlord: Thanks man
Some little compositions from life using a viewfinder and drawing what I see
Life drawings from around the house
A drapery study I did at college, it was so unbelievably overwhelming lol
Doodles from mind
And a WIP on the freelance I have at the moment, client seems happy so far :)
November 7th, 2010, 10:39 PM
That last SP you did was sweet. How long ago did you start doing freelance artwork for clients?
November 8th, 2010, 05:00 AM
Every time I stop by your sketchbook I get shown how to properly sketch. Line quality and shading look great in your sketches! Very inspirational for me, thanks! :)
November 8th, 2010, 05:28 AM
ı think you should finish last girl. Her skin tone and clothes are very good.
November 14th, 2010, 08:07 PM
Looking at your sketchbook is always fun. Great work as per usual, those black and whites are brilliant. They look very cool.
Just wanted to say your work always give me a nice inspiring push. Sick improvements so far, it's one of the few things that's made me want to draw more recently.
Keep on going :)
November 14th, 2010, 09:00 PM
Great updates man! I'd watch the space between some of your eyes on the pencil portraits, other then that awesome stuff. Cheers.
November 15th, 2010, 10:00 AM
Forrest_I: Cheers, er I got my first job around the beginning of August this year I think? Was around the time Jordy came to visit :)
Luckers: Thanks :)
karantina: yeah I'm going to, it's for work so I have to haha
lilnebo: Cheers Nebo
Metal Fingers: Yeah I see that, they're all too close :O will work on that, cheers
Pictures from my first life drawing class, in a variety of sizes and mediums. Kept making the thighs too long :/ this was much harder than I'd expected actually
these are thumbnails for my Ideas and Concepts final piece, on the theme of Autumn. Kinda figured halloween, and the colours of the season would mix nicely to make some cool creepy pictures
Some mind stuff, whenever I find time
Kevin Chen studies
Some photo studies, tried to keep these as quick as possible, all under an hour and half.
November 15th, 2010, 04:53 PM
I really dig those photo studies, padre.
November 15th, 2010, 05:19 PM
do more like the one on the right (http://attachments.conceptart.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=1102180&d=1289828703), its a nice style, really great stuff for you first time! keep at it bro :)
November 16th, 2010, 02:09 AM
hey man, it's been a long while i didn't look at your sketchbook, and it's a huge improvment ! Looking forward to see the next updates ^^ it motivates me to post again :p I dunno if you have a plumb line, but something useful is that the heel that is carrying most of the weight is most of the timeat the same vartical line that the neck ( not necessarily in the drawing, but i mean in the space ) , maybe it'll help you ^^ c ya next time
November 21st, 2010, 05:25 PM
Jovian M: Cheers pal
ryanoir: Thanks man, second time went better!
More life drawings, in all sizes and mediums
Finally got a proper sketchbook again! some studies
Some digis of planes, cos I suck at that stuff
And a WIP I've been doing
November 22nd, 2010, 03:13 AM
are other guys at life drawing doing similar things?
shits looking dope dude, spend longer on the planes and less mindless brushstrokes, i make that same mistake ;_;
keep it up brother!
November 25th, 2010, 03:22 PM
dude the regularity of your updates is so cool.
life drawings are looking sweeet really like the top one in the last post with the tight rendering around the chest.
cant rally crit the last wip (which is looking super epic btw) but i might say that the dudes hair in thtat likne is a bit distracting. maybe change the shape a bit or you could make the hair and the sword point towards the other dudes face somehow to draw the eye. maybe that would be impossible/look shit.
keep it up mannnnn
November 25th, 2010, 04:45 PM
The rendering on this fella's back is really ace, dude. Something about his pose ain't doin' it for me, though.
November 25th, 2010, 05:23 PM
Nice to see you grow man, you're starting to grow solid in drawing people. Just one question though: how come you're always drawing the faces so serious?
November 25th, 2010, 06:25 PM
you'r awesome <3 gimmi more :)
November 25th, 2010, 06:36 PM
fuck yeah man! awesome stuff!
November 26th, 2010, 08:12 PM
man your colors look really nice.
keep to it man, great stuff :)
November 26th, 2010, 08:28 PM
Yeah! Killing it. :)
November 26th, 2010, 08:47 PM
solid sketchbook :) I've had a good look through here a number of times but never left a comment :(. I like how you render these pencils and you have skin tones down quite well, I think were about the same age? just curious but what art course have you taken for college? fun seeing your progress :)
November 28th, 2010, 05:35 PM
Raffix: Haha not regular enough! Cheers for the crit man, yeah the hair was bugging me too, thanks :)
Jovian M: Yeah it was quite passive before, tried to make it feel more ohshit, cheers
walnut: Cus I suck :O Will try and throw some emotion in there ;)
SnobbyOo: Of course ;)
Dile_: Thanks man :)
FraserMcT: Thanks a lot!
JoeS: Cheers man, dropped a comment in your sketchbook :)
Been a little lazy lately but going to try and be more proactive about my life over the next month, rather than it just being all the shit that flies by while I wait for something to happen :)
Some shoodles (shit doodles)
A quick painting of a skull, the drawing was from reference but the painting was all from mind. Sort of shamelessly whored highlights until it looked 'good'
And a portrait from mind, experimenting with my idea for a final piece
And some more progress
November 28th, 2010, 05:44 PM
nice studies! That last digital painting is coming along nicely. I like your color choices.
November 28th, 2010, 11:51 PM
His hips look really low, now. Like his back would be really long. This is coming along dope, though.
November 29th, 2010, 12:13 AM
Wow man, awesome sketchbook, Iv only had the chance to look at a few of the pages, but each one is equally as awesome as the next! Your dedication to learning is inspiring man, makes me want to cut this comment short and go draw..haha cheers man!
December 1st, 2010, 05:56 PM
Just updating with this piece now its finally finished. Still problems but I put the most time I think I've ever done into this so its lost its appeal haha
I have other stuff but too late to scan today :(
December 1st, 2010, 06:47 PM
It looks good SamC, only thing I don't really like is the guy's stance. It seems awkward to me for some reason, I guess it might just be the angle of it, but whatever :)
December 2nd, 2010, 01:10 AM
very clean, looking nice! NOW START SOMETHING EPICER WITH A DIFFERENT COLOR SCHEME (one youve never done before :D )
December 2nd, 2010, 01:19 AM
Turned out not too bad.
Now start the next one and go even farther!!...or further...which ever is correct =P
December 2nd, 2010, 05:14 PM
Terrific pencilwork! Also very nice rendering with digital stuff!
December 7th, 2010, 06:35 PM
ryanoir: It has already begun ;) cheers
Aveh: further I do believe :O thanks
Just a quick bump :)
Some doodling from mind while watching cartoons and talking to people haha
And some much needed studies
December 7th, 2010, 07:29 PM
nice drawings bro! bridgman studys are real clean, nice mang
December 7th, 2010, 08:58 PM
It is crazy seeing how much you have improved over time Sam. This is the kind of stuff that keeps me going!
December 8th, 2010, 07:08 PM
ryanoir: Cheers, he's the boss.
ladyknowles: Thanks :)
A quick concepty thing to add to the portfolio
December 11th, 2010, 05:21 PM
EDIT: WOAAHH HEY, this is future Sam, circa 2011, letting you know that from here up through to page 50, theres no images D: This is because I was outsourcing from CGHUB, and I think they're no longer friends or balalabalabaaba If you wanna check the work that fills the gaps, hop over here! http://tinyurl.com/5tbsj5e
So this is all from the last 3 days, I'm tired of wasting my time so I'm just sort of drawing all day now :)
Some pretty bleh pencils from mind
Photo and brigdman studies
Hands from life, gonna do 100 and see if I suck a little less at them
Photo study- 1 hour
And a really speed digi I did from mind, trying to see if I can speed my process up
December 11th, 2010, 08:29 PM
Yes! Love the dedication, very impressed that this is basically two days work. Keep it up man, don't loose the fire.
December 12th, 2010, 06:09 AM
mm lovely updates bro! keep up all the good work! you've got a great ethic :)
December 12th, 2010, 06:44 PM
Miles_: Haha quit the praise bitch its only been 2 days, congratulate me if I keep this up for like, forever D:
ryanoir: Thanks man
Studies from today
This is really bad, nevermind the next will be better
December 12th, 2010, 07:10 PM
Hey Sam. Just checked your sketchbook. You've made quite improvement in those years. And i respect it. You're studying anatomy well, and digital rendering getting better and better. Love the pokemon trainer piece (probably an add up of highlights wounds hurt) and piece with a warrior and a giant (the sb avatar). Wish you all the best - keep going mate!
December 12th, 2010, 10:19 PM
Jeez, you are starting to make me feel lazy--you better keep it up to get my ass in gear.
Those hand studies are beautiful. I find it funny that on the last painting the hands are the worst part though. Maybe try painting some hands in addition to drawing them.
On a side note, it looks as though you are using both soft edged and hard edged brushes together. At the moment I only really use basic hard round, but am thinking of trying out a softer one with it. You still keep all the hard edges to the figures I see. So how do you go about using the two?
December 13th, 2010, 12:31 AM
you should start with negtive shapes with figures, start with the overal silhoutte and break done from that, that way you get sharper edges and overall cleaness to it.
hands are looking so fuckin beautiful O_O
and @ andrew, just experiment and try it out maybe? you learn the most of trying it out
December 14th, 2010, 07:04 PM
Seraph Fawkes: Thanks for the kind comment man, means a lot :)
Andrew Sonea: Haha thanks, yeah I've done some hand paintings...just for you ;) The hotkeys for increasing and decreasing the softness of your brush is shft+[ or ] I generally use that and just switch up. Try different edges on each other and see what effects you like. I also use the lasso tool and soft brush inside, which gives you soft on hard, but it usually cuts the edge is too sharp. Hope this helps, I'd do like a picture to demonstrate but I currently have no time :'(
ryanoir: I do :) with most of my digital studies I lasso the outline and soft brush in before going and defining edges and colours. cheers, but the hands suck D:
So I was on a trip in London yesterday and got some awesome pictures tomorrow, and then came home for like half an hour, before going back out to see Godspeed you! Black Emperor in London again D: Got home at like 1 in the morning. Needless to say, no time for art :(
Skull studies for college from photos I took at the museum
This is from Sunday, forgot to scan it. Quick acrylic
http://cghub.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=33592&d=1292366728 http://cghub.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=33593&d=1292366728 http://cghub.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=33594&d=1292366728
And a song I'm loving at the moment :) Hopefully I'll have more time tomorrow
December 14th, 2010, 07:21 PM
are you sure this (http://cghub.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=33594&d=1292366728) isn't miles? hah, looks stuning bro!
new patrick wolf album out? woo, that songs really great :D
& cool looking studiesss
yay samc yay
December 15th, 2010, 06:54 PM
yeyuh son. When you do those acrylics keep on working them, it looks like you stop just as you are laying things out :)
December 15th, 2010, 07:15 PM
ryanoir: Don't say that :( it really doesn't do anything for me when someone says my work looks like Miles'
Miles: Got that finished acrylic piece coming up, will sink lots of time into that ;)
Feel really exhausted today, not been getting much sleep and I'm probably catching a cold :(
Some quick MMA figures
A warmup thingy from mind to wake up a little once I got home from college..mainly playing with value range
EDIT: Moved the piece to the next post for convenience
December 15th, 2010, 07:45 PM
fuck yea man! That pokemon trainer piece is coming along nicely, the larger fist looks great. Keep it up!
December 15th, 2010, 08:20 PM
youve got some really SOLID stuff in here dude. and i can see that you really understand foundational stuff! Cant believe i missed this thread lol. Im defenitely going to come back. i just know you're going to be epic one day.
December 15th, 2010, 09:20 PM
Man your stuff is so good lately. And I don't see why you are down about comparisons to Miles_. He is simply another really good, young artist, and your styles do have a lot of similarities. I don't know if you are worrying about maybe being too much like him, but I wouldn't worry. As I said, both of you are really young, so your styles have plenty of room to develop in their own unique directions. I know I wish I was good enough to be compared to him haha, and I am a year older than you.
The trainer is looking better now, but still doesn't seem finished to me. There are parts of it that look finished, but other parts not so much. For example, the trainer himself is pretty much done, but another half hour or hour spent cleaning up some things would really help (for instance the brim of his hat and the shoulder strap both are still sketchy and can use a cleaner edge). The biggest thing though is that to me the background looks very rushed and at a lower level than the trainer. It looks just like some textured brushes slapped down and blurred so they recede a bit. Maybe some landscapes would help if you are not comfortable working on the background.
Pencils are looking good.
Wolverine is nice in terms of values, but it looks to me like his head might be a bit misplaced. I'm just imagining it without the arm in front, and it looks a bit unnatural or at least uncomfortable pose.
Anyways, you are doing good and working really hard. It's pretty inspiring actually (so you better keep up these regular big updates!).
December 15th, 2010, 10:42 PM
meaning, it's just as good as miles.. it was meant to be a compliment :/
your pencils are really getting nice lookin, and that poke trainer looks reaaaaal good!
keep at it my brother!
December 16th, 2010, 03:03 AM
YOURE ON FIRE!
I love all the work, the pokemon trainer looks awesome! One thing that keeps bugging my, though. Is that the hand wich holds the pokeball, seems to flip to the other side while looking at it. I think the thumb should be more behind the pokeball. And with some lines in the palm, I suppose that should stop happening. But right now It's hard to see it in the right way (I hope you know what I mean)
I also love the skull sketches in the previous post. Is that pencil, or carchoal?
Stay on fire, please! :)
December 16th, 2010, 03:18 AM
So your a fan of Bridgman? Lol.
December 16th, 2010, 07:25 AM
wtf you sexy bastard D: i draw now D: daaaaamn.
December 16th, 2010, 09:46 PM
Metal Fingers: Thanks man
Andrew Sonea: Ah you got me :P Fixed a few things but I think overhauling the background would be a little pointless at this stage, I'll bare it in mind next time and do some enviro studies. Thanks :)
Luckers: Changed it :) The skull sketches are in pencil apart from the horse skull which is charcoal pencils with white chalk, thanks for the encouragement!
Alucar: He's the MAN
SnobbyOo: Hahaha thanks bro
Started as studying Asaro head and ended up just doodlin'
Failed enviro, just gonna have to do some more! Details overwhelmed by brushwork :(
Another quick warm up thing before i started painting properly, to loosen up and try some things out without giving a shit
ried to finish this piece a little more, got rid of a little of little nicks that bugged me. Done now, getting sick of it
December 17th, 2010, 12:21 PM
Wahoo! Did anyone see that update avalanche coming out of his pencil? Great improvement! Keep on posting!
December 18th, 2010, 01:57 AM
Damn man, just keep going. Kicks my ass every time I come in here.
December 18th, 2010, 02:19 AM
I really like your use of colour, and your brushstrokes have something pretty recognizable already, I think. The rendering of the Pokemon trainter's face looks great. I'd would have been great, if the the emotion his pose already suggests was visible on his face as well. Right now he looks rather bored. Maybe something to keep in mind in the next piece :) (Happens to me all the time, I start with a readable emotion on a face and end up with the same face I always paint while rendering :/ )
December 18th, 2010, 01:02 PM
I love sketchbooks that have work with the artist's early work progressing to something like this. In just two years you've made more progress than I have in almost my whole life. your stuff is amazing!!!
a la bapsi
December 18th, 2010, 02:08 PM
your work is beautiful, but it reeks of comfort zone.
December 18th, 2010, 05:41 PM
Hello hello Sam!
Nice rendering, nice tonal work and good colour harmony in your pieces, but the one thing that bugs me is how stiff your figures (from imagination) are.
Try thinking about gesture lines, use active and inactive sides (see Bridgman) to convey motion, tilt your big masses more, try stuff, you know? :)
December 18th, 2010, 08:07 PM
Man, really nice progress. You've come quite a ways in a short time, the latest stuff is looking really nice. Keep at it.
December 18th, 2010, 08:54 PM
surus: haha thanks man!
eekolite: Lol alright, cheers
AvisNocturna: Yeah I'm gonna start making pieces that are more like OHSHIT! rather than some guy stood in a woods looking boring, cheers :)
Medusoid: Thanks buddy
a la bapsi: Haha really? I find most of the stuff I do really difficult. But yeah I'm planning on doing more enviros, mainly interiors, and getting into mech designs and things. Cheers
xinranliu: I'll look into it :) thanks man!
More hands and then some Bridgman
An acrylic for school I'm working on, still trying to figure out acrylic paint as I do it, and made the mistake of priming my canvas with a really really vibrant colour, which has sort of fucked everything up.
Another warm up thing to get all the shit out of the way
And 2 studies from A Fistful of Dollars, Sergio Leone is the man...but I suck
a la bapsi
December 19th, 2010, 01:11 AM
definitely enjoying your process in that greyscale buffguy warmup. keep em coming.
December 19th, 2010, 01:41 AM
I love your updates. They're probably some of the most inspiring on here, for me personally. Keep 'em coming, cutie.
December 19th, 2010, 02:34 AM
Hey dude, some NICE studies you are doing here:D I love the rendering and brush work. Try and keep it up, and keep experimenting^^
December 20th, 2010, 03:27 PM
a la bapsi: cheers :)
Jovian M: Thanks petal
Mischeviouslittleelf: Thanks man <3 Will do, I need to work harder!
So I think I've caught a bug or something. I feel run down all the time, can't concentrate, and whenever I eat I feel like I'm gonna be sick. Trying to push through by drawing but it just makes me feel like crap when it doesn't turn out right because I can't work right D: really frustrating, I want to get on with killing this shit! I've been putting a lot of time into a present for my folks, theres not much point in putting that on till its done though
A little sketch trying to use more designs for armour and stuff. I felt really lost so I basically got loads of images of artists I like doing it 10x better and basically copied lots of different characteristics
And a screencap from The Shining..trying to start doing interiors, this looks like ass D:
Another hand, because I had 20 minutes to spare at some point
December 20th, 2010, 03:40 PM
I am not sure if i have ever made a comment here, but if that is the case its a damn good time to! really neat lookin' stuff, i like the way you render naturally with bigger brushes, exactly that kind of style im trying to achieve! keep it up being awesome!
December 20th, 2010, 05:34 PM
Great progress from the first page, keep that up. ;)
December 20th, 2010, 06:40 PM
Really great work man, your tackling a lot of stuff and it all looks great. Improvement is evident too.
Enjoyed looking through your SB, keep up the hard work.
December 20th, 2010, 07:58 PM
awesome to see you doing 100 guns :D
with the interior, you just gotta knuckle down and refine, start with a focal point and build outta that, i'm sure you know that already but still :)
i think you should chuck that character onto a nice composition and paint the fuck outta him thanks! it's awesome damnit.
December 20th, 2010, 09:28 PM
wow man, I like seeing your early works at the beginning of the SB. Also, it looks like your on the right track. In fact you just inspired me to get more serious about my studies of things. Keep trucking, looks like your getting close to reaching your goals.
December 23rd, 2010, 08:48 AM
Parsakoira: Thanks :)
Emil_: Will do, cheers
PHATandy: Thanks bro
bpic: Cheers man :) glad I motivated you, now I just need to try and motivate myself :O
arr i'm not on top form at all at the moment D:
More photo studies
Some more design things, just sketching really
And a little festive sketch
December 23rd, 2010, 11:45 AM
Your work is great man, so cool to see your improvement throughout. I envy your lines dude. Please keep the update up, and maybe you can stop by my book and lay some knowledge on me. I need my ass kicked....with words.
December 23rd, 2010, 04:14 PM
Those guns are looking pretty good. I dig the Santa.
December 23rd, 2010, 05:45 PM
So it seems I did a lot less today, somehow wasted a lot of time being 'bored.' Yet I did remember the old lesson about patience. I've been getting pretty impatient since I've been doing quite a bit of work recently and feel like I'm not improving quick enough, so I had a point today when I was about to give up on that Sargent study before realising I'd only spent about half an hour on it. So I slowed down and really looked at the image, and just got on with it. Still not very happy with how non-Sargent it looks, but I'm just glad it looks more readable than it did when I was getting pissed...
A self-portrait, one eyes too small
Some sketching, trying to do silhouettes and then expand them a little
and a Sargent study
December 23rd, 2010, 05:56 PM
December 23rd, 2010, 06:18 PM
dude even though it doesnt look like sargent, its fucking hot. fuck
your doing good, you gotta slow down and realise where the fuck you are, then you start to improve as you realise what's happening, you can't force improvement, i'm sure you that though
don't stress yourself out that you NEED to improve, because you don't, sure it'll be good but really, your stuffs very nice as it is,and you'll improve nonetheless. just learn about things you want to and shit'll happen bro!
keep going <3
December 24th, 2010, 12:42 PM
Screencap of Rorschach, gotta focus on my proportions more
And the present I made a few days back for my parents
Merry Christmas! :)
December 24th, 2010, 01:15 PM
Hot damn your colours are good! Just watch the eyes in your paintings. I notice that on a fairly regular basis the two eyes are not looking quite in the same direction. If they are SLIGHTLY cross-eyed it is okay since the eyes do that to focus on objects that are close, but you have a few painting in which they are pointing outwards a touch. It is minor, but the human brain picks up on little things like that and it gives a lot of your portraits an unfocused look.
December 24th, 2010, 01:50 PM
Hi there! You are really rockin. I'm pretty much diggin' everything.
Watch your oblique angles on those faces, I noticed that 3/4 and an angle screws you up. And make sure you have sufficient green/white in your skin tones, they're looking pretty red!
Merry Christmas to you :D
December 24th, 2010, 04:20 PM
oh that present really turned out great! did you get it printed and such in time?
i love the colors in your screeny
nice shit dude!
December 24th, 2010, 05:10 PM
Great present idea, it looks great!
Merry Christmas man, and keep up the great improvement
December 24th, 2010, 09:38 PM
Hey! Great improvement since the last time i was around! Pencil work looks like its gotten better and painting. Even proportion!
Can't wait to see some more! Keep on trucking.
December 24th, 2010, 09:45 PM
Great studies so far! Quite the jump from 10 pages ago, keep it up.
December 24th, 2010, 10:28 PM
Great stuff here. Love the colors in the Rorschach study. I also like your attention to shadows in your pencil studies. Keep working man.
December 26th, 2010, 01:55 PM
I dont know how you do that but those renderings are magnificent, although the second last painting, the dudes nose is not centered correctly
December 26th, 2010, 03:55 PM
hey man, great dedication, as usual, well, i have nothing to say about your stuff, you're having a good balance between studies and creative work, you're really studying foundations and improving a lot ! maybe something that i noticed is that most of your character from the last page have the same pose, so maybe more gesture studies are necessary ^^ Keep up the good work !
December 29th, 2010, 06:12 PM
Andrew Sonea: Thanks man, I'll look out for that one
kiwigarbage: Will do man, cheers
jeremygordon89: Cheers bro
My57: Ah haven't seen your name around in a while! Thanks man
JSpayde: Thanks buddyyyyyy
vatteh: Cheers bro
Parsakoira: Yeah theres a lot wrong with it, Rorscach too badass to be captured I think haha
Some more work on my acrylic, darkened a lot of the background to bring things out--values strike again!
And some work I did
December 29th, 2010, 06:30 PM
Cool stuff man, pencils look hot as always. Good job on the acrylic, that shit is haaard. Keep it up!
December 29th, 2010, 06:48 PM
Sam lovely works mate.Love the lines in these studies
keep it up :)
December 29th, 2010, 08:41 PM
that last guys arms are beautiful
dope pencils too my friend!
keep at it :D
January 1st, 2011, 11:24 AM
alexson: Thanks man :)
Happy New Year!
Some studies in pen, some using continuous lines
And in pencil
A screencap from Se7en, sort of sucks
And more work stuff
January 1st, 2011, 12:26 PM
Keep up with those studies and sketches you're on a right way!
Happy new year!
January 1st, 2011, 02:11 PM
hotness all around! keep up!
January 1st, 2011, 02:48 PM
Keep up the hardwrok same a good progression being seen
have a good one happy new years man
January 1st, 2011, 02:52 PM
January 2nd, 2011, 03:45 PM
FallenAngel: Cheers pal!
Parsakoira: Thanks buddy!
OmertA: Will do man, cheers!
Birthday pens :)
January 2nd, 2011, 09:33 PM
happy birthday you sick son of a bitch!
lovely pens b*_*d
January 2nd, 2011, 09:34 PM
this makes me want to dig up my inks :)
January 3rd, 2011, 08:03 PM
Great updates man, the digital characters look way cool, so simple but so awesome. Fancy inks as well. MOAR
January 3rd, 2011, 08:38 PM
Awesome sketchbook man :) digital stuff is gorgeous and the rest isn't far behind :) keep up the good work you're a great inspiration :)
January 4th, 2011, 06:29 PM
Architaylor: Thanks man, will do
Parsakoira: Do it, they're very fun :)
Finally finished that acrylic
Some more pens, a skull from life with some natural texture
Hungover pencil studies..bleh
And a self portrait because I've decided I've been a very lazy boy with all these excuses to dick around doing nothing! :D
January 4th, 2011, 06:59 PM
Nice update i especially like your last self portrait.
Keep up with those studies.
January 4th, 2011, 07:09 PM
Fantastic colours on that SP! Really captures your musk. Keep it up.
January 4th, 2011, 09:01 PM
yeah great colors on that sp! you look so badass with that ear pierce! haha
good shit good shit
January 5th, 2011, 07:08 AM
Great development Sam.You are getting better and better.Really diggin the colours in your latest digitals.
a la bapsi
January 5th, 2011, 08:50 AM
really enjoying that sp. :D
January 5th, 2011, 04:09 PM
pencils are getting better
January 5th, 2011, 04:16 PM
Niiice self portrait Love the lighting.
January 5th, 2011, 04:46 PM
The last SP looks reeeaaaaallll good :D Like the skull a lot too.
January 5th, 2011, 06:25 PM
Fallenangel: Thanks man
Rushlord: Thanks :)
a la bapsi: I'm glad haha thanks :)
Featheredface: Thanks pal
All in all I did some really shitty, rushed photostudies today that were poo, can't be bothered to post anything but these
January 6th, 2011, 03:14 AM
Thought and drop in and give some encouragement. You're doing great and your progress is increasing. Not much to do but keep it up, looking good sam
January 7th, 2011, 10:19 AM
I just went through your sketchbook and wow you progressed so fast in the last few years its incredible.
January 9th, 2011, 06:44 PM
lilnebo: Thanks :)
Leo_7: Thanks man
Studies from books and stuff
And a speedpaint, tried to cram way too many ideas in, but I was just sort of playing with different ideas. I'll keep it simple next time :)
January 9th, 2011, 07:10 PM
Great pencil studies and those environment studies look really good too.
(gotta do some of those myself)
Keep up with the great job!
January 9th, 2011, 11:33 PM
Tree's look good in this one! I find tree's to be so hard to paint and to get them to look like real tree's :P
January 10th, 2011, 06:05 AM
You've started to handle the colors very nicely, Sam, especially on those enviros, thumbs up :)
January 10th, 2011, 09:17 AM
Very good studies
January 13th, 2011, 06:24 AM
Verehin: Thanks man :)
My57: Cheers man
Fallenangel: Thanks a lot
Skull studies from life
And a final piece for a college assignment with some steps
January 15th, 2011, 04:17 PM
I did absolutely nothing yesterday, so I did all this today D:
Some SPs, experimenting different ways
And a still life
January 15th, 2011, 04:26 PM
cool updates dude. love the skulls!
January 16th, 2011, 06:34 AM
Sweet skull man. Love how you used the black as a compositional defice to truly focus on the skull. Oh and that last still is fricking amazing> you really captured light scattering all around the place. Sweeetness.
January 16th, 2011, 07:33 AM
yo mate, the skull looks awesome!!!Also great anatomy sketchings.Nice to see u experimenting
keep up the great work !!!
January 16th, 2011, 08:05 AM
Wow. Another inspiring sketchbook. It's always nice when I feeling useless at art to look up those people who've gone the distance and see where they started. Brilliant work.
January 17th, 2011, 06:17 PM
jordyskateboardy: Thanks bro :)
Benjy: Thanks :)
Bridgman, Bammes and life
Some absent-minded doodling
And some weird painting I've been doing that I still don't really understand :S
January 17th, 2011, 07:16 PM
That skull piece for school really came out nice man! Last girls skin tones are very pink, even for WIP, blocking in some warmer cream tones could look ace.
January 17th, 2011, 10:29 PM
Loving the sketchbook!!! im gonna ask some questions that have probably been asked before..sorry
-what are some books/other mediums you use to learn anatomy, perspective, digital painting etc (please name as many as possible)?
-When you do your studies, what do you look for? Like, you dont just copy from an anatomy book to just copy..how do you analyze what you are studying?
-How can i "expand" my imagination? For some reason I feel i have a tough time coming up with interesting concepts...l
- When doing color/value studies, how do you pick colors without the color picker? Im sure it comes with practice right?
January 19th, 2011, 07:55 PM
Metal Fingers: Yeah I'll change that if I ever go back to working on it :) Thanks
kyubisharingan: The basic answer to pretty much every question there is just stop thinking about it and draw. I used to spend a lot of time worrying if I was doing the right thing, but the truth is, everything helps. So at the end of the day, it'd be more productive to just get your head down and draw everything, from life, photos, other artists etc just keep at it and answers will come.
Self-portraits for college
This was done in acrylic on my lunch break, water really helped!
And a 'proper' drawing
January 19th, 2011, 10:10 PM
i love that acrylic one man! good lookin colors :)
and that last girls awesomely designed
keep at it! :D :D :D
January 20th, 2011, 12:17 AM
ya i like the acrylic sp too dude, great studies as well. keep up teh hard work
January 21st, 2011, 03:22 PM
Jesus Food: Cheers mate
Some pens, legs are so far out of perspective. Pen is so unforgiving :'(
Some studies and then some more mind stuff
And a chicken-walker
January 21st, 2011, 03:56 PM
hard work, many cool things
i like the acrylic result on paper also, work it again if u want
January 21st, 2011, 04:57 PM
Dude, you just keep up-ing it. We've got another Miles on our hands guys!
January 21st, 2011, 06:49 PM
I'm very impressed with your improvement and I was wondering how much drawing you do in a day. Just on average.
Anyway, very inspiring stuff! Keep it up!
January 21st, 2011, 08:01 PM
Wow, very nice stuff! You definitely improved since you first started the thread. I especially love your figure drawings.
January 24th, 2011, 06:54 PM
Tersus: It really various, depends if I'm at college or not. I try to do at least 2 hours at the very minimum every day no matter what. Thanks
Filling that page up
And some Bridgman
Been working on this, really dislike it so going to try and change it drastically tomorrow
January 24th, 2011, 11:11 PM
the animal skull coming out of dark is badass
January 24th, 2011, 11:45 PM
looking gooooood man
January 27th, 2011, 09:56 PM
More work on this piece, still a lot to do but its been a major time-sink so just wanted to show I'm not just being lazy :P
January 27th, 2011, 10:40 PM
Keep up the intensity!
January 27th, 2011, 10:54 PM
Shit son, you're doing some solid stuff here. Hands are looking great.
Thoughts on last piece WIP:
1) Colours look really solid. But the lighting is confusing. She has some cast shadows on her (one on leg, one on head from hood), but why? It looks to be an overcast day, and so should be a very soft diffuse light that would not cause any cast shadows like that.
2) based on her pose, the pelvis should be tilted forwards a lot more. Right now it looks very unnatural. Since her back is arched and her ass sort of stuck out a bit, the pelvis should naturally tilt to compensate.
3) Sword is too bright for my liking. It contrasts too much and now is drawing a lot of unnecessary attention.
4) More of a personal thing, but I think a bit more reflected light from the snow would be appropriate.
5) Despite all of the above, it still looks fantastic. Stop being so good.
January 28th, 2011, 10:13 AM
:yum: Pencil Pages ! Keep on posting yummy pencil pages! :yum:
January 29th, 2011, 08:36 PM
lemming-clone-: haha thanks man
Andrew Sonea: Top crits man :) they were very helpful, thanks
surus: Will do, cheers :)
SP from a photo w/process
And my latest piece. Quite happy with how it turned out and I managed to do it in a week :)
With some 100% shots
January 29th, 2011, 09:16 PM
oh man, great update! that chick turned out super good bro! and great colors in your self portrait!
are the hands all from like mirror? or what? D:
January 30th, 2011, 01:31 AM
That last piece you finished looks great, I love the lighting you used and the textures of the wolf especially. One thing that seems a bit off is the cape seems too far from where her butt would be. Idk if you were goin for the wind blowin it back or you just didn't noticed, but either way, it looks great ;)
January 30th, 2011, 01:38 AM
ridic pens/pencils, nice work all round!
January 30th, 2011, 01:59 AM
nice sb , i like your pencil works .
January 30th, 2011, 10:13 AM
liking the last piece especially sam, really like your more rendered paintings and I love the colder lighting. One question though why is the chick with the cape holding a cross joint?
January 31st, 2011, 06:49 PM
good stuff mate, more life studies to liberate those colors would be good for you, and some value work would be nice too black and whites from ref maybe? I see lots of promise here, the chicks are nice, faces are solid.
keep it going!
January 31st, 2011, 06:54 PM
Good work. Your improving much more on your anatomy. Please check out my page.
January 31st, 2011, 11:51 PM
we should start a sketchbook group
February 5th, 2011, 02:25 PM
Hey man, that last piece is really nice. Really like how you handled the colors and lighting on it. Very nice progress throughout this sketchbook.
Also, thanks for the PM.
February 6th, 2011, 07:23 PM
I love the colors you used for the SP. That photo study looks amazing!
February 11th, 2011, 12:26 PM
<3 love the pencils <3 wolves looking really beautiful!
February 11th, 2011, 01:09 PM
Awesome studies, love the hatching!
February 18th, 2011, 02:07 PM
Forrest_I: Yeah I see that now :O ah well, cheers
Velocity Kendall: Thanks
Hugh: Cos it takes the edge off :P Cheers buddy!
Sean McClain: I'll look into it, thanks :)
lolbbq: I used to be in one a long time ago and they never really last, and I'm busy enough as it is :O sorry bro
Untouched24: No problem man, hope it helped! Thanks
Been pretty busy doing my freelance work and college, and also wanted to try and get away from CA for a bit to think about what sort of work I feel is 'good' and to aim for that instead of painting the same pictures everyone else is on here. Was just sort of trying to see what work I make when I'm the only target audience, instead of trying to paint what everyone else on the internet likes. Most of my times been going into my freelance and I don't know if I'm allowed to show it, so heres some things I've done inbetween all that and my college artwork.
A WIP for a personal piece I never have time to work on :(
February 18th, 2011, 02:10 PM
loving these photostudies man!
February 18th, 2011, 02:18 PM
nice work, the pencils are real clean and those photostudies look top-notch as well, the lighting is nice. How are you finding your course btw I hardly find time with it either :( by any chance are you doing natural framework atm?
February 18th, 2011, 02:26 PM
Solid improvements Sam! Photostudies are impressive, really nice pencil work and kudos for taking some time away to work on what you enjoy / want to focus on. and as it's been waaay too long since I last posted here *epic high five* for your level upping!
February 18th, 2011, 03:44 PM
looks a bit solid to me .... keep it coming .
February 18th, 2011, 04:36 PM
Your digital skills are getting intense, padre. Killer.
February 18th, 2011, 09:14 PM
keep it up man! those photo studies are hot!
February 18th, 2011, 09:34 PM
Dude...Forgive me, but i've literally logged on for a five minute nosey, so I jumped right from the first page to the last. The difference in skill and technique is astonishing. Extremely admirable, fantastic effort!
February 19th, 2011, 03:49 AM
February 19th, 2011, 04:33 AM
WOW amazing improvement from page 1 to where you are now :D
hehe pretty girls are always such great studies xD
love your sketchbook <3 can't wait to see even more!
February 19th, 2011, 06:25 AM
Really nice :) Inspiring to the see the progress from page 1
February 27th, 2011, 06:15 PM
Yor: Thanks buddy :)
JoeS: Ah the course kinda sucks but its saves me having to get some shitty job for another 2 years I guess :S nah we're doing some Visual Communication unit of self-portraits. Cheers
The7Artist7: Thanks man, been a while :)
Jovian M: Cheers amigo
Metal Fingers: Thanks
surus: haha you love your pencils :)
Pencil studies, the stuff worth showing
Hellboy from mind, while looking at a lot of Mignola
February 27th, 2011, 06:46 PM
Great studies as always, the anatomy and the color studies look really cool!
I don't know what you"ll think about it but i feel like you starting to repeat yourself with those studies, maybe you just don't show those sketches here but i would like to see more different objects studies, like you made with those tractors, and overall composition and back ground studies (buildings, trees, streets and stuff).
Try to draw more imaginative and dynamic pieces that bring your skills to the limit, for example i really like your dynamic picture "Epic Showdown", try to get out of the comfort zone of drawing/painting a standing character with a simple back ground.
Just think about what i suggested and keep up the great job!
February 27th, 2011, 07:28 PM
The rendering on your digital studies looks great I dig the values one, you seem to use a nice mix of hard and soft edges. I like the rendering on the birds as well. Its cool how you keep them loose but some tighter pencils might be nice :) ,though thats typical coming off me : l
February 28th, 2011, 02:48 PM
digging the vehicle sketches, nice digi's too!
March 6th, 2011, 05:24 PM
Fallenangel: Yeah you're right, I'll bare that in mind
Ehh this is sort of a shameful post, I've been lazy as hell and everything here sucks. Going to stop playing so much minecraft and actually get my arse back into gear,these last two months have been far too wasted...
Pencil studies, some timed, some not. You can probably guess which are which from the quality
Mike Mignola studies, he's sooo gooodddd
SP and and a photo study, trying to remember how to slow down :(
A quick painting I did one night this week
And some apple studies from today, one in natural light and the other with a lamp...ahhh these suck so bad D:
March 7th, 2011, 10:24 AM
Wow Sam - something has really 'clicked' with your work recently - has a real genuine feel to it and dude! those hellboy pics are rockin! The apple pics aren't all bad but I'd suggest simply keep working on them! When drawing from life I find I get to a point where I think I've done as much as I can but if at that point I take a moment then sit back down and refocus trying to look how I can add, tighten and fine tune the detail it really helps - it's a little like Inception the movie - how many levels can you go?
I should really get the Dynamic energy challenge back up and running regular - you'd rock at it now!
March 7th, 2011, 07:05 PM
in my own strange fictional universe you and miles are my art frenemies.
March 12th, 2011, 05:58 PM
The7Artist7: Yeah for sure, I need to learn to sleep on these things before saving them as a jpeg and calling them finished haha yeah do it man, that'd be a lot of fun
lolbbq: I really don't know what to say to this haha thanks? :)
Figures, trying to focus on my weaknesses while I do these instead of copying 2d shapes and praying for the best
A photostudy of my sink that I started but sort of got overwhelmed by
So to get on top of the failure on the sink, I spent today painting this from a photo of my garage, a lot of lassooing and transparency lock but I quite like it
And some minecraft fan art I put up on my blog yesterday, for the CGHUB Minecraft CharacterForge (http://cghub.com/forum/showthread.php?t=5508)
And some steps, mostly to help me analyse what I'm doing wrong but it might help some other people :)
March 12th, 2011, 07:14 PM
yeah man, it smells improvment ! i really like the painting of your garage, tho you should be more carreful about the perspective, especially on the brown door ! but light and colors are really good ! kee it up man !
March 12th, 2011, 08:12 PM
duuude that one of your garage rocks! what's transparency lock?
you should paint these from life too, i know the light changes quickly but you'll pick up a lot more
they kick ass though man!
great pencils too, and just one thing on your mindcraft dude; you need to define the wrists more, your kinda making the hands an extension of the arm in a way, rather than making them an attachment rather.. well i dont know how to explain it, just get somme reference heh :D
keep it up samc
March 12th, 2011, 08:17 PM
sick sink, and sick garage ! edit: (try to do from life next time, simplification gets a lot more fun!)
March 12th, 2011, 08:20 PM
Oh man, your paintings and figure drawings are absolutely gorgeous ;_; The way you use texture with your brushstrokes is fantastic. You're REALLY amazing at conveying surface quality; I feel like I'm feeling over all the objects with my eyes, and the articulation of detail is extremely satisfying. And your environment and light studies look beautiful as well - keep up the amazing work! :)
March 18th, 2011, 04:02 PM
ryanoir: Transparency lock makes it so your marks only effect whatevers on the layer, kinda like lasso without having to lasso stuff :) Cheers
Dile_: I'm so up for that but I've only got a big desktop pc that it'd be impossible to move :( photos will have to suffice for now, thanks :)
A piece I did from mind, started playing with shapes and colour
And a self-portrait from life, further experimenting with shapes and colour, and playing with the colour dodge layer :)
With a process video here
March 18th, 2011, 05:51 PM
great updates again, i think you should paint more from imagination, you do a lot of studies and paint a lot from reference and it feels like its really unbalanced at the moment. I can see a huge difference in quality, more work from imagination and youre off! keep up and good luck :)
March 18th, 2011, 11:39 PM
Insane progress, man! Hard work really pays off. Very cool sb.
March 19th, 2011, 12:20 AM
Nice portrait! Great Sketches! Thanks for sharing.
March 23rd, 2011, 04:47 PM
Thanks guys :)
very tired..quick update before collapsing into bed
Me getting ruined by Sargent :'(
And some tits wip, would appreciate crits on background/storytelling
March 23rd, 2011, 04:54 PM
Very nice work, man. Latest piece looks nice but in regard of the storytelling, I don't really have a clue whats going on. Is it a factory that is making android girlbots? If so, perhaps add another girl in the background or something. Just a thought
March 23rd, 2011, 05:12 PM
Yeah the last one I don't really understand much either. I can't tell if it is supposed to be her remote controlling something, if it's a torture device, something sexual machine or what. I don't understand the nudity in it really, or why she has no legs. What are the tubes going in to her body? Why is she blindfolded? These are questions you need to ask yourself and answer in the painting.
Her pose is also a bit awkward--I think you can change the arm positions so that they are not all viewed completely straight on (add some foreshortening). And maybe change her body language to further develop a story.
Other than that, watch her forearm length and maybe as alexson suggested you can use the background to help push the story as well, and not just have a typical science fiction empty room.
March 23rd, 2011, 05:23 PM
Your stuff's hawt :D
inspires me to do more studies ~
March 23rd, 2011, 06:16 PM
THe imaginary illustration has some interesting colors going on. i really like.
my suggestion would be to rethink the point of view you took for for this. Maybe consider an over the head shot or below the waist.
One part of story telling is giving the character context, and when you're doing this is one image its a good idea to give geographic/environmental context. And the way it looks right now neither the background colors/composition/dynamics or the pose of the figure are dynamic to carry profound interest.
I would maybe suggest cropping the character against the edge of the plane, this may create more tension with the motion she appears to be making.
As far as anatomy goes i would consider more deeply how her abdomen is connected with the machine that appears to be supporting her. If her lower portions are removed, as it looks then this compromises the hip-flexors and the lower back muscles. It would make sense to integrate some sort of design that will properly support her in an upright position.
It would be nice to see another light source comeing from the right side in front of the character. I think this would help to convey the form and also keep the over all spatial dimentions from apeparing to pressed against the front of the image and flat.
Anyways, im not good at critiques and i could be wrong about some of this. Hope this helps.
March 27th, 2011, 02:31 PM
Very nice Sam, last painting looks good. In terms of story telling it's definitely heading in the right direction. All the crits I would give I think you'll end up fixing as the painting progresses, looking forward to seeing the next stage of it
March 27th, 2011, 06:02 PM
alexson: Yeah I wasn't so sure when I started, which is pretty bad. I think I was going for the whole android angle, I'd tried adding in another girl before but got too lazy to do it, will definitely put her back in..thanks buddy ;)
Andrew Sonea: Aha I did most of that stuff because it looked cool :P I really need to think more before I paint! Thanks for all the crits man, very helpful
Aryeh: Thanks for the points man, some valid stuff :) I'm not going to repaint it all from a different angle I don't think :P
Nibras: Haha really? The storytelling is practically non-existent :P cheers and good to see you back on CA!
Don't have enough time to scan my pencils, but these are some digi studies from the past few days. I'll scan the pencils tomorrow. The WIP is coming along but its starting to become a bit of a time sink since I wasn't sure what my idea was when I started, so I keep trying to get excuses not to paint it, maybe I should just give up on it if its not that much fun :O I've deleted my facebook for the time being (which might not be very long at all) because I was burning a lot of time, and I've set up a schedule so hopefully I'll be pumping more work out soon :) everything might seem a bit unfinished for a while because I'm trying to get a grip on construction and colours, rather than just rendering the shit out of everything.
Still life of my puma
and a photo study I started of my shed, not sure why I didn't finish it O___O
And a song to listen to while you write your comment ;)
March 27th, 2011, 07:49 PM
nice shoe study!
March 27th, 2011, 09:06 PM
great edges on that shoe, you inspired me to one of my shoe :D
you should also do a photo study and then do an imaginative enviro or whatever in the same kind of color scheme/lighting, that's what all the pros did
and finish that garage man! looks dope @_@
March 27th, 2011, 10:03 PM
excellent work, wicked tune 5*
March 28th, 2011, 12:08 PM
That shed study was lookin really cool.
The first study in that post is great, but I feel like harder, cleaner edges on some of the buildings would have really made that area pop. But I'm just bein picky haha.
You're starting to do some really great work man, keep it up.
March 28th, 2011, 12:34 PM
great studies mate :)
March 28th, 2011, 05:20 PM
that shoe is looking fresh, hot values. Critique wise not much to say, just keep up this pace and more stuff from imagination! x
March 29th, 2011, 04:11 PM
beautiful stuff... the amount of improvement in here is so inspiring, and the fact you're the same age as me but miiiles ahead in ability is incredibly motivating (and shaming... x])
I'm probably just repeating what you've heard tons before, and im sorry i don't have anything more helpful to say; just keep it coming, i love it whenever you have new works. :D
Also, your pencils are amazing. 8D
March 29th, 2011, 06:25 PM
Sean McClain: Thanks man!
Krato: Cheers mate :) Nice to see you back around, I'll be sure to check your sketchbook out soon!
Velocity Kendall: Aha yeah such a good song :) Cheers!
eekolite: Yeah you're right! Thanks :)
SnobbyOo: Cheers mate
Miles_: Thanks man
Jessibelle: Thanks, refreshing to see another 17 year old on here whose willing to put in time :)
Ahh there aren't enough hours in a day O,O
Character, pose is fairly shitty in hindsight, need to think about balance more. Been reading The Road so I think that inspired this a little
Figures, from photos, and 2 are mind and Kchen
Sketch before bed yesterday
And a painting from tonight, from mind. Lighting doesn't make much sense but it was fun to finally apply some stuff from these studies :)
March 29th, 2011, 06:36 PM
Looks at 1st page, then looks at last page...
DANG! Nice improvement! So you started this thread when you were 14? So did I on my sketchbook. Im in amazement from your improvement. Being 17, your art is so good. I give you a cookie good sir as your an inspiration.
April 2nd, 2011, 06:46 AM
I cannot decide, which one is better;
your pencils or your digitals....
a la bapsi
April 2nd, 2011, 07:41 AM
a lot of really nice stuff happening in here. :D
April 2nd, 2011, 08:32 AM
Awesome updates, that's all!
April 2nd, 2011, 08:38 AM
Way to slay. These are just amazing.
April 2nd, 2011, 10:27 AM
Great looking studies (pencil and color), ain't got much to crit or say, keep up the great work!.
April 2nd, 2011, 04:06 PM
The things in these sketchbook. I'm liking them.
April 3rd, 2011, 05:48 PM
VensInferno: Thanks a lot man, and age isn't so important, anyone can work towards achieving their goals :)
LtPlissken: Thanks man
a la bapsi: Thanks!
Robotus: Aha, thanks dawg
Fallenangel: Thanks a lot
Jovian M: Me Gusta.
Trying to find the motivation or the time to work on art is hopeless recently. Weeks can literally pass by without me realising them and every day I seem to go on a journey through some weird existential crisis. I guess thats being a teenager for you haha. Its Easter break next week and I'll have 2 weeks of me time to really think about what I'm doing with myself, and hopefully not just piss it all away doing nothing like I am at the moment! I'll probably try and start a full finished piece tomorrow, I haven't really done anything big since that girl with the wolf, which was quite a long time ago :O
Some watercolours for college
Thom Yorke (This one was so awful.)
Zhaoming Wu study
Photostudy of my hallway
And some shitty portrait of some red alien dude, need to spend more time on stuff :O
Damn I don't see how I can be this lazy and still have the nerve to complain about being shit
April 3rd, 2011, 06:03 PM
Man, im loving the still life!
April 5th, 2011, 05:02 AM
The face in this one (http://cghub.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=43033&d=1301866323) is pretty tight. I really dig the still life, and the photo study of the rock, too. Good work, brah.
April 5th, 2011, 07:58 AM
Watch the trees in post #1462. They are standard "lollipop" trees, that is, they are not what they really look like. Trees have thinner trunks, less perfectly spherical shapes (more like lots of clumps of leaves in a vaguely spherical whole, but it varies species to species), SKYHOLES, series of smaller branches etc.
April 5th, 2011, 09:26 AM
Sxxt!!! I don't belive that you are only 17 years old!!! You are so good!!!
April 5th, 2011, 01:35 PM
You really use lighting to it's advantages, very fun to look at. I think that's the major point of your work, light/colours and edges which is a big thing of course. I say exploit that strength even further and really make your images pop.
Don't beat yourself up, you're not lazy at all but I completely feel you about wanting to always do more work. Maybe the trick would be to make it more fun? On that note pump out more imagination work Sam! I think doing that will definitely make you more motivated to do studies and even more illustrations.
Really enjoyed looking through the updates, can't wait till I've got more time to get back in this game with you jordy, miles, ming and all the others. Hopefully there'll be some fun challenges to have. Like you said it's refreshing to see people around your own age working on this stuff
Keep burning it up, and I just felt like taking time out and posting this because I actually don't think I mention enough how great all this stuff you're doing is
April 9th, 2011, 04:02 PM
me gusta your sketchbook <3
April 9th, 2011, 04:17 PM
sweet updates lately, keep it up :D
April 16th, 2011, 09:46 AM
Ven S: Thanks
Jovian M: Thanks deary
Andrew Sonea: Yeah I know man, was kinda going for a stylised pixar feel or something, maybe it didn't come off right. Thanks :)
Nibras: Thanks Nibras :)
h.k: Haha! Thanks!
xinranliu: Thanks man
A quick study of my bust
Some still life stuff with no pressure sensitivity
Two portraits I did in the early hours of the morning, probably 2-3 hours each
And the freelance thing I've been working on, all tied up now
April 17th, 2011, 03:52 PM
hey man very nice work.. i like those sketches from life with no pressure sensitivity.. it seems like a good practice and it gives a nice crisp look to it.. might try that later..
your selfportrait and the girl before that on pg49 are pretty cool too.. it doesn't have much to critique, just keep what you're doing! (:
April 18th, 2011, 05:57 PM
So I basically managed to bust the end of my right index finger by getting it slammed in a door, the nails all cracked and I can't move the end joint that well. So basically applying pressure to a pencil is too much strain on the nail and just hurts like hell so it looks like I'm going to be drawing like this for the next week or so. Its pretty loose compared to having a good grip and I don't know what digital will be like, but its the best I can do for the time being
I've got some fan art in the pipeline at the moment but I don't see all that much point posting it until its done :P
Here's some sketches I did tonight just trying to see whats comfortable with the finger, pretty shitty
And a digital still life of my webcam from the other day, before my finger got screwed
April 24th, 2011, 09:49 AM
Okay so basically for some reason any img link from CGhub exclusively is blocked and only displays a broken image icon. I don't really know if its a bandwidth issue on cghub or if either CA and CGhub are trying to fuck each other over or something. Who cares anyway. But this means that everything I've posted here since December is gone :( That's quite a lot of work. All the images are still up on my CGhub sketchbook are still up, you can check them here. (http:///forum/showthread.php?t=4856&page=999) There's no real point in me only only posting on my blog and CGhub until this is fixed since I reckon most of my traffic comes from CA anyway. I'll probably lay off posting until this is fixed, the CA attachment manager is literally the stuff of nightmares. So yeah, see you all when ( more likely if) my pictures come back.
April 24th, 2011, 11:48 AM
the last pictures don't appears
May 3rd, 2011, 07:19 PM
So it kinda hit me that this isn't going to get fixed, if CA doesn't want cghub links then me saying so won't do anything. So thats half my sketchbook dead, you can find the that all on my cghub account. Time to fill this one up with better work anyway
Alright here's today's stuff
And a SP, 2 and a half hours
And heres a portrait from a week ago
May 3rd, 2011, 09:09 PM
Oooo awesome improvement :D
Please just keep on going and impress me some more please ^_^
May 4th, 2011, 08:28 PM
My57: Thanks man
Figures from photos, trying to apply some construction rather than focusing on rendering/line and just copying 2d shapes
still life warm up/ failure
And a still life of my beloved plant <3
May 4th, 2011, 10:21 PM
nice work man. your work with color is becoming quiet superb.
May 5th, 2011, 03:23 AM
That plant is quite the looker! <3
May 6th, 2011, 10:07 PM
Aryeh: Ah more like shitty D: I have a lot to learn!
Miles_: Thanks man, can't wait till he's big and strong ;)
Hands and stuff from a mirror, mainly warming up
And a piece I've been working on since sunday, not so great but at least I know what to study on now
And some steps for whoever cares :P
May 6th, 2011, 10:39 PM
hot DAMN! this is awesome stuff man!!!! those self portraits are aces, and that blade study just rocked my socks off. literally i geeked out and shook them off of my feet, and they collided with the wall so hard that the guy in the next room stared in at me, and was like "what the hell?!" and i was like "DUDE!-get the fuck over here and CHECK THIS SHIT OUT!!" and he just looked at me weird, but i still love this! so fuck him!!
May 7th, 2011, 05:33 AM
Unfortunately many of your attached images weren't shown, even if I refresh the thread. :(
Anyway keep on posting pencil pages, please! The few I saw made me wanna draw. :)
May 7th, 2011, 06:06 AM
Wow great job, I just recently stumbled on your sketchbook. I must say the leaps in bounds in understanding in here is amazing! Your hard work and progression is inspiring to say the least. I am really like your latest hand/arm studies as well as your understanding of lighting. What would you say are 3 things that you keep in mind when you setup your lighting from imagination, like on the latest elf piece. Is it just things that you have remembered from movie/life studies, and if so could you identify those? (it'sa weird question I know :D)
May 7th, 2011, 08:07 AM
very cool sam, the lighting on the elfdude is nice and great studies as well.
May 7th, 2011, 10:46 AM
Great to see your work, as always... keep up with those color and anatomy studies.
May 7th, 2011, 10:58 AM
love your improvement man! <3
May 7th, 2011, 11:47 AM
great improvment man ! Just check out the features proportions ( nose's loking short, small eyebrows ) . Also, you should use more hard edges for the face, to make him more viril, adding a bit more cheeks, and defining the jawsa bit better . Also, for the sparkles at the left, the one that are blurred are fitting well into the scene, but theones in the foreground aren't se well . You used the same color, the same hardness for all of the sparkles, so it looks a bit like a fake, not real . Well, keep it up man ! I'm glad to see you're working hard !
May 7th, 2011, 07:13 PM
Good work on that last face. You've really got commitment! I wish i worked as hard as you do. Keep it up.
May 9th, 2011, 09:17 PM
NickyBeats: Haha fuck that guy :) Thanks
surus: The images from May 4th should appear, I'm using the attachment manager and my blog links so it should work. Thanks!
failstar: I don't know if I could sum it up into 3 things, its pretty huge. I'd say having enough light to make the form of your subject read well is important. For instance, the picture of the elf would still read correctly if I didn't have the orange light, but it reads a lot better with it there to show the forms. Then there's remembering that light is reflecting off of everything we see, and you need to take that into account in terms of bounce light. For example, if that elf dude was wearing a fluorescent yellow jacket, that would need to be taken into account and yellow bounce light would be all over the face etc. And lastly I'd just say colour overall is really important to setting up a lighting situation, as they work hand in hand. I still don't really know much at all, but I'd say just reading books (currently find Creative Illustration by Andrew Loomis helpful on just about everything) doing studies from life to see how light works and checking out how other artists/films use light in a way that you think is cool. Hope you found this useful in some way :) Thanks!
Fetsch: Thanks man
Dile_: Cheers bro <3
kikindaface: I had quite a lot before but decided I wanted him more feminine/boyish to have a girly elf look :P Thanks
May 10th, 2011, 12:50 AM
awesome work on the elf! glad to see those studies too, makes me wanna do some too! but first a cup of coffee...
wanna see more man!
May 10th, 2011, 04:51 AM
Especially liking the SP and few last portraits! Might be just me but getting the feeling theres something off on the elf guys eyes. Might be that the right eye (in the red light) is a tad too far from the nose.
Crazy good colours, you really managed to grab the light in the latest still-life.
Keep up rocking! I'll be sure to check in
May 10th, 2011, 05:02 AM
SamC your work rocks! Love the studies and the amazing lighting you achieve in your images is farking amazing!!!!!!
May 10th, 2011, 11:56 AM
Great muscle studies, keep it up man.
May 10th, 2011, 12:13 PM
i think its absolute BS that CA is blocking CGhub images.
May 13th, 2011, 02:41 AM
^ When did that start happening? That is some BS..
and great studies, your line work is really improving. Looks like you're doing the right stuff, and doin' it well, keep it up!
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