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March 19th, 2009, 04:57 AM
I know folks who design the shadow pattern as they lay in the figure, and they do an amazing job. 90% of the time, I do a quick lay-in framework 1st, to help check width and find placement of parts of the body. Then construct shapes and shadow patterns over this. You can imply volume with overlaps as well.
March 19th, 2009, 05:30 AM
killer updates an that skull is off the chain dig the values an wicked lines
March 19th, 2009, 12:31 PM
AztcFireFlower: Great tips. People who can design the shadow pattern as they lay in the figure. I'm working up to that level. I found for myself when I plot lines and then shadows, it isn't as fresh.
Grandmassa Mr. Spect, Thanks I hope I get that level of polish with faces. Though there isn't too many figure drawing workshop classes close by unless I car pool a hour and half out of town.
Here is an updated Priest painting. Not sure if it would look better with the tongue sticking out. Flaskpost, I studied some lightening and I hope you approve.
March 19th, 2009, 03:09 PM
Lookin good! You could always try doing the tounge and see. I think it sounds like a good idea, because it adds a bit the feeling of that the snake is moving. That's my theory at least.
Will you add some nice details on the clothes, like fancy priests have?
March 20th, 2009, 04:16 PM
There are some absolutely beautiful work in here! I'm really envious of your pencil line. There's loads of life and character in your drawings, especially. I'll be coming back for sure, plenty of inspiration here!
Love that last painting :D Really dig how the snake pops out of the 2D suddenly!
March 21st, 2009, 01:56 PM
AimBiZ, Okay I'll add more embossing to the priest and a snake tongue.
AsaB, You draw cute witches in your sketchbook. Thanks for stopping by.
Here are some perspective practice. Boring but it must be done. I'll be practicing more of Seedling's Perspective guides. Sometimes I would go around the neighborhood and draw houses from memory. Here are some warm up sketches for a commission for players Truessence & Silvana on a game server I play.
March 25th, 2009, 04:34 PM
Perspective exercise, from Seedling's tuts. Logo done for Westland Giftware.
March 26th, 2009, 08:10 AM
the perspective studies are great an that run around story at the museum was crazy ... good show cant wait for some more
March 26th, 2009, 09:18 AM
Wow--wicked perspective studies here. Really inspirational. The painted house is beautiful, but the surroundings seem to be contradict its perspective somehow...it would be cool to see the rest of that image finished if you have time. That logo is incredible!
March 27th, 2009, 06:48 AM
very cool perspective studies! hahaha i like this concept (http://conceptart.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=621276&stc=1&d=1237265115) a lot! keep pushing mate!
March 27th, 2009, 07:27 AM
u have great ideas and seems like u have a lot of motivation in you.
keep up with the studies, I will be back :)
March 27th, 2009, 07:34 AM
very strong studies and lots of life and motivation. Good work, keep it up =)
March 29th, 2009, 05:40 PM
Grandmassa Mr. Spect, Thanks I'll keep up the studies with perspective.
courtyard, Thanks the logo was fun to do. I haven't done a illustration style logo in a while. So it was treat.
Brun, Thanks I'll keep the motivation up and keep experimnenting.
Josef K., Haha, THis is Sparta!
Eva K, Thanks I'll keep practicing from life, I want to do draw cute animals like you one day.
There was a unique exercise in the book,Understanding Comics by Scott McCloud. It asked to re arrange a few given images to make a new story. I took it to another level and instead of just doing a few panels, I did a few pages using screenshots. I think it helps train in be able pacing and edit the story. Just swapping a few images can really change the context of the it.
The story addresses some issues that happened at a game server, I tried to keep in mind the player players who were unable to express or speak out against what they saw was wrong.
Here is a parody of anime series Death Note (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8VYy_TUpA0), Screenshot Comic
March 31st, 2009, 12:15 PM
AimBiZ Here is the updated painting of the priest with the tongue sticking out of the snake. I also added a splash of color to add more life. I prefer the priest to look less Asian and more Mid-eastern or European. Time to move on to other projects.
Female alien concept below as well as random sketches. I'll be practicing on more faces next, and perspective here and there.
March 31st, 2009, 12:31 PM
haha that anime parody is funny :D keep up the good work!
March 31st, 2009, 12:42 PM
Latest batch of studies look great. :yum:
April 3rd, 2009, 01:03 AM
Fumble: Thanks glad you found them funny
Wasker Thank you I'll keep studying, I'm revisiting a lot of the basics.
Since I was practicing perspective I need to brush up on it applying to the body. So here are some art dump of Andrew Loomis Studies and apply them on the side. Speedy paint with my in game Wifey on the show who wants to be a millionaire.
April 3rd, 2009, 02:12 AM
Oooh, me really likes the alien chick at #266.
The priest is coming along nicely as well.
And great studies!
April 3rd, 2009, 06:51 AM
'C' Douche Bag ... WAIT'' Bald Female 'B' a Bald Female Final Answer! (wincez* yes/no ...dont know what is it?)
so many great updates keep ROOOOOOOOOOOOOCCCCCCCCK'N
April 4th, 2009, 07:59 AM
I was going to say the same thing as AimBiz about the alien lady--she has a really interesting design. Great work on the studies!
April 4th, 2009, 08:19 AM
April 5th, 2009, 06:44 PM
AimBiZ: Thanks I might give it go with coloring.
Grandmassa Mr. Spect The answer is C a lot of people picked that answer too.
Verehin Thanks for stopping by
I'm struggling a bit learning faces, brushing up on it again. But Gibson Girl studies and plaster studies I think will help. Most of those heads are pretty crappy and a shamed off but if I do enough they should go away. Also included is anime loading screen for a Ragnarok online game server.
April 5th, 2009, 09:20 PM
You got a ton great stuff. You sure know how to fill out page of a sketchbook. I need to take a lesson from you, must fill out more of the empty spaces on the page. I like your anime stuff but love your studies the most! Very nice inspirational stuff:) I'm definitely coming back when you update.
BTW, your last name is Luk? Chinese?
April 6th, 2009, 04:46 AM
those faces are GREAT' an the anime was beautifully colored good show'
April 6th, 2009, 03:09 PM
Ooh, I like these little sketches (http://www.conceptart.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=633913&stc=1&d=1238515656); and the Gibson Girls! The Gibson-esque rendering is nice :D Keep workin' on the pages of faces; they're comin' right along :teeth:
April 6th, 2009, 04:37 PM
Love the facial planes study, with the warm background colours. Very nice image.
I enjoy your comic stuff as well, and it shows that your mind can easily work with more abstract colours and shapes, which is always good. Also, teh wizard image is awesome. Where is the light coming from though?
April 7th, 2009, 12:29 AM
Those face studies are fantastic...wow. Amazing variety. The Gibson Girl studies are particularly nice. Really cool to see where you were working out the facial planes.
April 7th, 2009, 08:47 AM
darkchild: Thanks. Alright another anime fan. Yes my last name is Luk, I'm a Chinese but born in America.
Grandmassa Mr. Spect Thanks, I'm still not satisfied with my faces yet.
AmontilladoAg Thanks. The Gibson Girl style is awesome I have lot to learn from it.
Janos Glad you enjoy the comic. The light source is suppose to be coming from the bottom. Should I throw in some more yellow at the base?
courtyard Thank you. The facial planes always gets me but that Gibson Studies can hopefully solve that.
EDIT: Sorry courtyard, I was a bit too tired when posting back replies and got my names confused.
April 7th, 2009, 08:59 AM
Cool stuff, and a shitload of studies. That's always a good sign ^^
April 7th, 2009, 11:43 AM
Some nice character sketches going on. I love the toilet paper roll!
April 7th, 2009, 12:41 PM
Janos Glad you enjoy the comic. The light source is suppose to be coming from the bottom. Should I throw in some more yellow at the base?
Janos Thank you. The facial planes always gets me but that Gibson Studies can hopefully solve that.
Ha! Do I remind you that much of him? ;) Love the Loomis figures--would love to see more of those, if you're having fun with them.
April 10th, 2009, 05:50 AM
Hey PigeonKill! loving all the head studies your doing, keep it up!
April 10th, 2009, 03:12 PM
That sketch of a kid petting that crocodile looking thing is hilarious with the "it's a trap" word bubble behind!
I'm chinese as well, born overseas but basically raised over in America. I'm fluent in Cantonese. Same with you?
April 11th, 2009, 03:39 PM
Hey man! Thanks for droppin by in my SB.
I've seen your posts since my last visit here and i see you still make some great studies. I've also seen som nice ideas and conceps. All in all you are a very good illustrator.
I have one crit though. In posts #169 (http://conceptart.org/forums/showpost.php?p=1465327&postcount=169), #177 (http://conceptart.org/forums/showpost.php?p=1487032&postcount=177) and #188 (http://conceptart.org/forums/showpost.php?p=1487032&postcount=188) the animals' legs are too thick and in the last one, with the too deers, the sitting deer looks like it has rubber legs. I think you need to fix those.
Keep up the good work! :yayca:
April 11th, 2009, 04:38 PM
Teundeboer, Thanks I'll keep studying.
Janos Toilet paper power! I don't know what people would without it.
courtyard Thanks I'll keep studying Loomis. Sorry for the name mix up, I was posting at 5:47 AM.
Braintree Thank you
darkchild Awesome. I can't speak chinese too much but when I get scolded by my parents when I was young. I understood all of it. Haha.
Keenox I agree they look kind of chubby next post I'll do quick mock up for the sake of practice on them.
I finally got the green light to show this. Here is the final product of the iWin.com Games avatar system done with a talented team. Also some concept work for styles and body types.
The facial features are very customizable for viewers to express themselves. We did hundreds of features which in turn can make thousands of fun variations.
April 12th, 2009, 05:30 AM
I remember having a game like that once ( i was 5 or something), where you could customize faces. The colors was black and white and you could only make like 30 different face, total, but it was fun though.
best of luck with the game dude :D
April 12th, 2009, 05:57 AM
Oh god, someone on CA who's still playing RO? Ah, I miss that game.
Anyway, great sketchbook (:
April 12th, 2009, 10:56 AM
thats RAD' Pigeonkill
April 15th, 2009, 01:03 AM
Fumble: Sounds like fun game. Thanks I think they like the final product.
Tugelbend I know...drawing anime...playing anime games. It's taboo here. Kidding a side it's fun. Thanks for stopping.
Grandmassa Mr. Spect Thanks man
Keenox It took me a while to find my old mountain lion painting but I took your comments to heart and adjust it with thinner legs. I'm still digging around for the deer painting.
Here are some plaster studies. I'm in the process of coloring a female alien concept.
April 17th, 2009, 05:31 AM
I would so adoptr a rhino baby.
Your pencils are as always very nice, I also love the four different styled comic characters, great idea there.
I think the two digitals in the last post tend to be a little flat, not sure why that is though.
April 18th, 2009, 08:33 PM
Janos, Thanks I'm glad you like the pencils. As for the paintings I'll try to work on the edges more and define a light source for the alien concept. I'll try to make it more 3d.
Gibson studies and random gestures.
April 18th, 2009, 09:34 PM
Hihihi, funny sketches and little comments in them^^ Not much to comment on, but lets see some more colour stuff mate, studies and what not!
April 19th, 2009, 07:06 PM
Mischeviouslittleelf: hi hi. Okay. Here are some more life studies. I'll try to throw in more color...Happy Easter.
Anime, life drawing, and a speed paint.
April 19th, 2009, 07:09 PM
Nice studies and the "happy easter" pic is so cute. :P
Got nothing to add really, just keep up the good work.
April 19th, 2009, 09:30 PM
Wow Your Master'n So Many Cool Styles The Gestures Anime Life Draw'n An That Last One Has Madd' Potential Good Show'
April 19th, 2009, 11:31 PM
thats just awesome
...and adopt a rino made me feel good inside thank u ...lol
April 20th, 2009, 12:29 AM
Those gestures in #293 are fantastic! Really confident lines and lots of movement considering you're using posemaniacs! The life drawings actually look slightly stiff in comparison...perhaps you could try lightly sketching the gesture before advancing to contours and shading? Also, the feet look a bit rushed, which throws off their balance and weight a bit. Thanks for the updates!
April 23rd, 2009, 02:07 AM
AimBiZ Happy Easter :)
Grandmassa Mr. Spect Thanks I should practice more speed paint, I get to much caught in polishing I forget the fun of actually painting.
Demo*Places a baby rhino in Demo's lap with some baby formula and runs away*
courtyard Thanks. I agree. I been attempting to take AztcFireFlower suggesting in outlining then shading. But I haven't been executing all to well. I check my other set of figure drawing they too look stiff. I'll try to break up the line weight more and use looser strokes for gestures. I'll practice more on feet.
As Mischeviouslittleelf suggested, more colored work. There is the female alien concept all painted.
April 23rd, 2009, 02:42 AM
Hay Pigeonkill The Only Reson Im Gunna Say Somethin' Is Because This Is Wicked But You See The Way The Light Reflection On The Belly Of The Front Veiw Suggest It Dents In Or Slops Inwerd Where As The Angled View Has A Much Better Transition (looks More Like A Pop Belly) Its Just Somethin To Think About I Really Love The Color An Design The Text An Everything Looks Awsome '
April 25th, 2009, 08:14 PM
Grandmassa Mr. Spect: Okay I ironed out some of the lump and placed some highlights in the dented area so it would slope out towards the stomach more smoothly.
HunterKiller_ I just added the tentacles as requested. Nice idea.
April 25th, 2009, 10:05 PM
Andrew Loomis and Gibson studies.
April 26th, 2009, 12:56 PM
I love the blue pencil sketches. Especially the anime girl sitting on the bench! Great work!
April 27th, 2009, 05:11 PM
Here is a art swap I did for Yasuri, fan art of ragnarok online. I tried to speed paint everything.
Boss monster in progress?
pao brushes used for the sweet textures.
April 28th, 2009, 12:58 AM
Wow Killer Updates My Favs Are The Blue An Green Pencils An This Last Speed Paint Is Really Cool Its Like Concept Art Meets Anime Wwwaaayyyy Cccooolllllll An The Last Has Alot Of Promise O' An That Last Speedy Is Awsome...alreadY Said That But Its So Cool
April 28th, 2009, 12:27 PM
aaaah ragnarok online i used to love that game! :D
excellent work with all those loomis/gibson studies, the "boss monster" looks very promising and the alien concept looks really well done
keep 'em coming!
April 30th, 2009, 03:39 AM
Lookin' good dude.
Nice colors on the Ragnarok painting.
Jellyfish alien is cool. Maybe you could incorporate some tentacles into the design, I just think that's logical since it evolved from a jellyfish. Tentacles are always cool. ;)
April 30th, 2009, 11:58 PM
Grandmassa Mr. Spect: Thanks. Lately I been trying to paint up to 80% for speed and see how that goes. I personally try to relax and loosen up a bit.
TheGnoll Ragnarok Online, Yea is still loads of fun. They have weird character designs and even a pooh pooh hat. The "boss" monster is starting to shrink, I might have to demote him...haha. I'll post some more polish thumbnails of him soon.
HunterKiller_ Thanks that's a good idea. I'll think of some way to incorporate some tentacles or have an idea for it to come out when it's in defense mode...or something.
Some quick sketches, markers, another speed paint with a monster from Ragnarok Online.
May 1st, 2009, 12:12 PM
i think if you keep doing what your do'n your gunna create a really cool style your styles radical right now but you have mega epic potential
May 5th, 2009, 01:26 AM
Grandmassa Mr. Spect Thanks for the encouragement. I hope my style developments more into something useful.
HunterKiller_ I just added the tentacles as requested. Nice idea on the female alien.
Quick gestures and mini boss concept. Which seems to look the best? I'll try to think of some weapon
May 5th, 2009, 02:04 AM
those poses are great but what is pose maniacs i think ive heard that before...hmm..?
alright this is gunna sound loon' but #2 as the base with #3's armour from the neck down an #4's collar shoulders an arms with #2's head w/ the helmet of #3
an this is just an idea(i luv that cracker jack box prize where ya get to mix the peoples faces lol'd)
May 6th, 2009, 01:04 PM
Grandmassa Mr. Spect: Okay I gave your mix a shot. "#2 as the base with #3's armour from the neck down an #4's collar shoulders an arms with #2's head w/ the helmet of #3 "
With last part "w/ the helmet of #3 " I just removed the certain spike, because it seem too spiky for my taste. I been going around asking which monster they like. So far they like your combination the most. "#3" Thanks. The gesture program I used was posemaniacs.com It's fun.
May 6th, 2009, 01:08 PM
May 7th, 2009, 01:03 PM
Lots of nice studies. :D I noticed you draw anime/manga stuff which is pretty rare over at CA.
I do draw manga stuff but hardly upload such work over here. Do you have any favourite manga artist? :)
May 7th, 2009, 01:20 PM
Nice amount of studies, and I like the alien.
On the miniboss, I vote for #4 with more black in the face area, and #3's shoulders.
For some reason I really like that first picture in post #309.
May 8th, 2009, 01:31 PM
I love the contrast in post #313. The chibi girl and the monsters in armor... awesome contrast!
vinay vikram singh
May 8th, 2009, 01:57 PM
Beautiful work .. liked the winged boss monster B/W...cool studies..
May 11th, 2009, 01:14 AM
Grandmassa Mr. Spect You gave some great tips. I wouldn't have thought of that.
hueyyeng Yea, we should have more anime! Band together :hugsmile:
Janos Thank You
vinay vikram singh Thanks, I'll try to do a polished illustration of it soon once the weapon is selected?
Some anime, monster, concepts on weapons.
Two handed swords, singled handed sword, great axe, one handed axes, great butcher blade, butcher knife, pole axes, and bladed trident. What seems to suit monster #3? Feedback welcome.
May 11th, 2009, 02:21 AM
that monster in the red is wicked' an your dead right about anime to me its about simplify'n things to one line very minnamal but still effective things like ninja scroll 'the origainal' are a great fusion of anime an traditional for the weapon i would try to imagine the bosses stats is kinda like that brute game thing' does he have super strength is he really fast a twohanded sword of that calibure could be weilded by a strong man but might not be as agilial w/ it' the axes could also represent brute strength because they would be mega heavey ..think'n like that may help you deicide but i think they could all be great choices
May 18th, 2009, 02:06 AM
Grandmassa Mr. Spect I agree, some sort of heavy weapon will be a nice fit. Here are some of the polished versions. Along with some gibson and faces studies.
May 18th, 2009, 02:11 AM
Wow awesome porgress man, really enjoyed looking tho!
REally nice variaty of work, all good, and those weapons are sweet as bro!
Sorry no crits just encouragement, keep it up!
May 19th, 2009, 02:01 AM
wow wicked update you've got the madd skills keep up the goods ...the blue womans HOT!
May 19th, 2009, 04:23 AM
Some kinda cool stuff here, but then we come to the lively hell that is weapon design. I don't pretend to be no expert, and I dun know what game you are designing, but how comes so many of those who attempt to design these things think that the designs they used in the Conan films is more accurate than real designs from out world. For sheer functionality, I think you would go much farther by looking at some weapons from the real world. That beings said, great work on those:D
May 24th, 2009, 01:03 AM
You've been busy! Wonderful work as always. The Gibson girls are fabulous, and I love how you're exploring so many different mediums and styles and finding success with all of them.
May 25th, 2009, 02:10 AM
JailHouseRock2: Thanks, I checked out your sketchbook and it's huge.
Grandmassa Mr. Spect Haha, sexy blue women. Nothing like blue pencils to get the drawing going.
I see what you mean. A lot of the fantasy world weapons looks cool but not too functional...like a flaming sword...not sure how to store the little guy safely away after the fight. It would need an off and on switch. I'm just working on personal projects. Always wanted to make weapons.
There's one really neat show called the "Deadliest warrior" on Spike tv. It takes to warriors and test out their weapons and skills. At the end of few test the run a simulator to see who wins.
Animated Gibson study and more polished weapons.
May 25th, 2009, 12:27 PM
$#%#^$@#%$@%#$@%$#^%$%^&!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thats the COOLEST UPDATE IVE EVER SEEN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PEPSI JUST SHOT OUT MA NOSE~!
May 29th, 2009, 04:33 AM
hello.... really nice sketchbook :) studies rock and graphic and coloring things... nice! gj...
May 29th, 2009, 09:35 AM
that show is rad ' an they really thought shoulin could be beat'n
May 31st, 2009, 03:44 PM
Grandmassa Mr. Spect Yea I thought the shoulin would be in a bit of trouble from the brute strength.
Some life drawing
May 31st, 2009, 06:39 PM
WOW thw profile of the womans face RRRRRROOOOOCCCCCCKKKSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!! good show jolly good
May 31st, 2009, 08:18 PM
I just ripped through your SB from the beginning, lots of strong progress. Your volumes are coming along nicely, but watch your posing, gets stiff in areas.
Keep droppin that hot shit. :evilmustache:
May 31st, 2009, 11:27 PM
Gibson Girls, weapon studies -- yum! :teeth:
As far as crits, maybe just a bit more movement and flexibility in your figures?
Whatever you do though, don't stop :P More!!!! :vodkamachine:
June 1st, 2009, 03:49 AM
Those weapon studies are GREAT!!!!
June 1st, 2009, 03:52 AM
Wow, i love your weapons designs ! the colors are gorgeous ! nice characters too, wanna see more dude !
June 1st, 2009, 11:46 PM
Grandmassa Mr. Spect Thanks I was lucky to draw from a good model. I'm still working on faces.(Thanks for the tip on the video embed)
HumbleEgo Thanks. I agree my figure drawing should more loose or natural looking. That reminds me of video I just bummed into while reading your comment
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More gestures for me and less forced lines me >.< Hopefully that can stop the stiffiness.
Fumble: Thanks, there's never enough cool fantasy weapon to go around.
Walid D Thanks, I'll try to come up with more polish characters and designs.
Ragnarok Online Fanart, Wild Rose and Dancing Gypsy.
A jealous wizard turns a local bard into a Wild Rose(The Cat). Thinking it would put an end to his handsome good looks from stealing all the pretty ladies in town. Little did the wizard know it wasnít the bardís good looks that were charming the ladies, but his music.
I studied some belly dancers to get better gestures in these.
Medusa Gypsy painting in progress. I got bored of 2d cell-shading, trying for more painterly.
Random speed paint, that went "meh" I like the colors though.
June 2nd, 2009, 10:42 AM
Man, your just getting better and better. Keep it up!
June 2nd, 2009, 11:11 AM
cant wait to see madusa FIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!
June 8th, 2009, 02:40 AM
Braintree Thanks I'll keep posting.
Grandmassa Mr. Spect Okay, another update on the Medusa painting.
Here are some sketches.
The painting of the dragon was for an Entry for Imaginism Contest http://news.deviantart.com/article/77159/, to paintings in your style using Bobby & Kei's Art as reference or to color.
I painted one of their dragons. I selected this line work from their gallery. http://imaginism.deviantart.com/art/Dragon-with-little-wings-123945036
Wish me luck.
June 8th, 2009, 04:40 AM
Haha, that last piece is hilarious. I think the challenging this is keeping the stylized look of the dragon and implementing it into the environment and watermelons. But if u pull it off, it'll look awesome I'm sure.
June 8th, 2009, 04:53 AM
THATS FREaKIN RAD! GOOD LUCK your gunna RRRRRRRRRRROOOOOOOOOOCCCCCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!
June 8th, 2009, 09:42 AM
Your stuff is dope! I loved browsing through your latest work, the variety in styles and subjects is amazing. Your cute, little anime girls are so adorable and fun to look at :) I'll be back here for sure!
Oh, and is "flowerly" even a word? :P
June 12th, 2009, 05:32 PM
Hey man, those weapon studies look really hot, as well as the mini boss no.3 - thats the best choice in my eyes, too.
How hilarious is that last dragon-kinda-thing. Awesome! :) The houses in the background look a tad too quick drawn, or is it not done yet?
Keep it up!
June 14th, 2009, 11:53 PM
Teundeboer Thanks, blending of styles was a bit tough but I glad it worked out.
Grandmassa Mr. Spect Thanks a bunch! Kitty Roar Roar
AsaB Hehe, yea I don't think "flowerly" is a word but that would be our secret.
Thanks. I agree the buildings in the back are a bit rushed. Almost like cardboard cut outs. Time to work on perspective.
Here are some perspective practices.
Fully colored medusa painting. Animated, but it compressed funny, hopefully it's not too grainy.
Medusa promised the dancing gypsy she wouldn't turn her to stone by staring at her directly, if she liked her performance. So the Gypsy danced away with lavish gestures and rhythm. Medusa was pleased with her. However Medusa didn’t mention anything about being snake bitten with the stone curse. Medusa liked her dance so much she wanted a souvenir.
June 15th, 2009, 12:39 AM
Wow man, the latest work you've been doing is amazing!!
Your perspective works come so far, really great progress, and I dig the last Medusa GIF too!
And I love this one! - http://www.conceptart.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=692191&stc=1&d=1244442807
Keep up the great work,
June 15th, 2009, 11:55 PM
Whoa! Fantastic updates--this one (http://conceptart.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=692191&stc=1&d=1244442807) is wicked! I *love* all of the fine hatching detail that you did on his skin. The houses are looking great and must have required a lot of patience--the only thing that jumps out is there are a couple of awkward tangents in the first one, specifically the roof line on the left merging with the edge of the house, and the diagonal line of the roof above that block of windows jutting out on the left merging with the vertical line of that wall (sorry I can't describe it better). The perspective is probably right, it's just a bit of a stumbling block to the eye. Oh, and that Medusa and her strategically placed snakes are sly ones, aren't they? ;)
June 16th, 2009, 11:43 PM
YYYYYYYYAAAAAAAAWWWWWWHHHHHOOOOOOOO!! she turned to stone!!!!!!!!!!!!!
June 22nd, 2009, 01:19 AM
JailHouseRock2 Thanks, I'm still working on my perspective and hopefully get to be more creative with it. Industry Designers have awesome line work, I wouldn't mind getting to that point.
courtyard Painting that was fun. Oh, you are right the tangents are a no no, I'll try to avoid them so the line work won't be as confusing. Hehe, the snakes.
Grandmassa Mr. Spect
surprised she turned to stone O_o
Here is some more perspective practice. I drew my room. Gibson study. Not too sure about the female painting in progress.
June 22nd, 2009, 09:19 AM
the high angle of yer room an the thumbs are FIRE' an if ya push the one w/ the girl it could be really GREAT'
June 22nd, 2009, 10:37 AM
Your environments are getting really good. The one with the digitally painted interior is particularly nice. Keep it up with the perspective studies, It's paying off!
June 24th, 2009, 04:40 AM
The last comic is funny. The way she is holding her head ;)
I really like the perspective images, you seem to be able to grasp that pretty well. Also teh meduse gif is great, poor little gypsy.
June 24th, 2009, 09:47 PM
The last comic made me lol :D Haha, just fantastic.
Oh, your perspective it so solid! Please tell me some of the inked ones are digital or I'll cry myself to sleep. I mean it!
I really enjoyed the Medusa .gif! Well done, it's really smooth and doesn't have that somewhat cheap flash feel to it that many .gifs suffer from. Love it!
June 27th, 2009, 10:27 PM
Man--you're killing me with your perspective and environment thumbnails. The ones of your room are scary good. And of course I love the Gibson. Looking forward to seeing where you take the one of the woman. Pleasure to visit as always.
June 29th, 2009, 02:21 AM
Grandmassa Mr. Spect Thanks I'll try to work on it more. Looks kind of muddy now.
Thanks, I'm trying to get all the perspective studies I can get right now.
Janos I love taking some of Gibson's studies slightly out of context to make the drawings more interesting.
AsaB Yes they are digital. Some of my perspective is still messy for my taste, but I'll keep going.
courtyard Thanks a bunch, I see you working hard faces. I been putting that off a bit. I should give that a go too.
Some practice with graphic design and layout. The images I purchased from photos.com. One design the fruit, not sure which too looks the best.
Some gestures from the mind and posmaniacs.com
June 29th, 2009, 04:50 AM
i really like you pencil work on the last 4-armed creature!
As for the graphic design: i like the one with the hammer and saw and stuff.
keep rocking dude :D
June 30th, 2009, 03:19 AM
i like the fruit on the right adding some color to the lettering like the blue octo might be an idea an the cow one ROCKS an always dig the pencils
July 5th, 2009, 10:36 PM
Fumble: Thanks I'll use the hammer and saw one. Wasn't sure if it was too goofy.
Grandmassa Mr. Spect Thanks one day I should give cow a try. I always see you have tons of fun doing it.
Here are some perspective tutorial from artist plastic shard, I gave a try. He tends to like skewed dramatic angles.
Druid concept sketch, I really want to start getting my pencil up to level to make more cool concepts. Right now it's a bit messy for my taste.
July 5th, 2009, 10:48 PM
WICKED perspective studies an i like how yer work'n out the character keep with the GOODS'
July 5th, 2009, 11:24 PM
Wow--lovely perspective studies. Are the artist's tutorials available online? I'd love to check them out. I actually really like the loose, gestural feel that your main druid concept has, especially since you're just beginning to get a feel for him. Based on your environmental work, there's no doubt that you can be precise and controlled when you need to be--something perhaps left for later stages of development? He's looking wicked so far. I'm eager to see how far you can push him...
July 6th, 2009, 04:44 AM
lovely druid concept, ofc it needs a bit of refinement.
hopefully we will see a cool rendered druid in you next post :P
July 6th, 2009, 08:36 AM
Your pencils are getting really good! especially like the alien music player.
Keep it up with the perspective studies, it will pay off!
July 6th, 2009, 09:31 AM
Nice stuff in the last few pages. The vampire looks funny and the posemaniacs studies look great!
July 6th, 2009, 05:00 PM
Hay Pigeon, this a lot of great work in your sketchbook here im really impressed with everything. I'm gonna send you a PM discussing something so keep working and contact me back when u get time so go draw.
July 9th, 2009, 12:04 PM
Yeah man, those character doodles look like they are worth taking it to a cleaner level, dont you think?
Perspective studies look really good as well!
July 13th, 2009, 01:45 AM
Grandmassa Mr. Spect Thanks, I'll keep working on my character designs.
courtyard Sure here is the link to the tut:
I think it actually got updated again from the last time I read it, which is nice. Have fun.
Fumble I agree the character could use more refinement. I'll keep practicing my pencils. I wouldn't mind getting back to my min-boss project first. So many fun things to draw.
Braintree Perspective is still tricky for me, sometimes I have to go back and reread some of the tuts to make sure it sinks in.
Demo Thanks you flatter me. I got your message. Motivating each other and giving critiques sounds fun!
Pascallo I agree, I like the looseness when I first start out, but then when I add the values I should clean it up. That's what I admire industrial designers for. They have laser like pencil work.
I'm taking a free three week work shop at act academy. Illustration, Foundation Figure Drawing and basic Industrial Design. I was curious how the school was ran and envied my friends who went there. They did great work and had tons of fun resources. They have figure drawing workshops almost all year round *drool* At the community college I went to, it was once in a blue moon.
Some caricature practice with reference used. Figure drawing and Emma the Witch. Gestures from posemaniacs.com
July 13th, 2009, 04:21 AM
nice lifedrawing drawings :) how long time do have for each of those poses?
July 13th, 2009, 05:35 AM
Emma the Witch RRRROOCKKKKKS are you gunna take it further?
July 13th, 2009, 05:43 AM
Awesome stuff, as usual ! And thanks for the tutorial link, it's so great ! I'm looking forward for the part 02 :p ! Thanks again
July 13th, 2009, 02:15 PM
Good figures! the top left one in red is particularly good. More of those please :)
July 14th, 2009, 08:32 PM
i get a nice Vilppu vibe from your posemaniac drawings, which is awesome. loose and expressive!
July 20th, 2009, 01:48 AM
Fumble Those were 10- 15 min poses
Grandmassa Mr. Spect Nah, I probably should be painting more portfolio pieces.
Walid D You are welcome for the tut.
Braintree Sure thing, one of my figure drawing workshops is coming to end and I'll post those. Just mostly gestures though.
Flaskpost Thanks, Vilppu is awesome.
Working on some "ban-hammer" concepts for fun. Some of those concepts just when I was about to go to sleep and quickly sketched out before I go to bed. Progress posted. Zombie brute sketch inspired by the game Left4dead. I was thinking what Fumble said about cleaner line work so I did some practice on objects. I admire ID for that.
July 20th, 2009, 03:44 AM
Dude that zombie brute is seriously awesome! Are you going to work more on it / digipaint it?
July 21st, 2009, 11:16 AM
Totally agree with Braintree, awesome zombie-mutant-dude :D
July 23rd, 2009, 01:02 PM
Great update I don't really have anything to crit you seem to be getting good practice in on all areas so ill just wait.
I like the Zombie brute paint it on up
July 23rd, 2009, 07:31 PM
Solid progress as usual. ^^
July 26th, 2009, 02:29 PM
good stuff man, nice weapon designs!
July 26th, 2009, 03:24 PM
Such a fantastic variety, really enjoying this sketchbook. Keep it up!
July 27th, 2009, 01:36 AM
Braintree Nah I have to practice my pencil work more. I been trying to do more polished concepts in pencil than photoshop.
Fumble Thanks, Left4dead was a fun filled zombie game.
Demo No worries, your sketchbook reminded to hit back on Loomis studies. I want to go through his whole head and hands guide before the end of the summer.
AimBiZ Thx, I enjoy looking at your 3d models.
Flaskpost I'll try to post the polished version in the next update.
HAJiME Thanks, it's fun exploring different genres.
Loomis studies. Crayons and mix media painting just exploring. Emma the witch expressions. Naked old lady O_o
July 27th, 2009, 11:46 AM
Nice loomis studies. especially the rendering is good.
reminds me i need to make some too.
July 27th, 2009, 02:05 PM
I really like the expressions on the witch's face (if that is what she is :P).
The hat sometimes looks like it is hovering over her head. Maybe place it a bit lower on her head.
July 28th, 2009, 03:33 AM
DAMN YER LINE WORKS ON THE loomis study ROCK AN ALWAYZ A FAN OF YER AAANNIIMMEEE! HAAHA AN THE HAMMER FIST!
July 28th, 2009, 09:57 AM
Your variety of style is fantastic, not too many can so easily switch from adorable chibi to hardcore monsters! It was a pleasure looking through your latest work. Fantastic work :)
August 2nd, 2009, 10:17 PM
Braintree: Yes more and more studies >.< for everyone.
Fumble I agree her hat is kind of everywhere. I'm thinking of making a mock up and studying hat/head placement more.
Grandmassa Mr. Spect
Ban Hammer Time!
AsaB Sometimes drawing chibi and anime character is like eating candy for me...so I have to stop and do more studies to balance things out.
Perspective sketches added.
When using a Ban Hammer it should feel something like this...
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August 2nd, 2009, 11:53 PM
I want a Ban Hammer and I love the zombie brute man. Cool book.
August 6th, 2009, 06:58 PM
Ban hammers?! Haha, sweetness!
August 6th, 2009, 07:02 PM
You can pull off so many different styles! It is truly impressive.
Those last drawings remind me of doing candid bus drawings. Everyone's asleep, so they don't notice you drawing them.
August 6th, 2009, 08:24 PM
Great last few posts the loomis work is solid as is the perspective on those buildings
love the ban-hammers
August 8th, 2009, 06:03 AM
Ban Hammer of Turbo!
i love it. great idea! turned out really good, mate!
August 9th, 2009, 04:12 PM
HunterKiller If only someone invented them for real...then rid the world of evil :wtf: I been working on cartooning more.
RenitaOraLlama I wish I could draw people more quickly in public better, but for now I'll catch them napping to get those gestures in.
Demo I'll keep working on my perspective until it feels second nature.
Flaskpost Ban Hammer of Turbo, was my favorite title too.
Here is self portrait. I made a Rorschach test, what do you guys see? I tried to make the composition flow like water. Face and structure practice. Mini boss sketch, I been trying to do more polished renderings in pencil. Doing it from the mind, not having stumble for reference, and let the design flow free...would be the holy grail to me. Reference and Gibson study. Santa concept.
I'll be heading on cruise to Alaska 12th-22th. I'll take plenty of photos and sketches, hope motion sickness doesn't get me haha. Thanks for all the comments.
August 18th, 2009, 09:01 PM
Some nice linework here!
Those perspective studies are something I should do
thanks for the kick!
August 20th, 2009, 10:47 AM
Nice sp !
the ban hammers from your previous post are really funny :)
August 22nd, 2009, 10:18 AM
im gunna try an make a youtube vid some day like the ban hammer vid that sayz you ROCK OVER AN OVER SO WHEN I COME HERE I CAN JUST POST THAT HAHA WICKED UPDATES YOU RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRROOOOOOOOOCCCCCCCCCCKKKKKKKKKKK KK!!!!!!!!!
August 23rd, 2009, 08:17 PM
Hey guys I'm back from Alaska. Here are some photos from my trip. I'm not a good photographer but maybe it can be some helpful reference for you guys. I'll upload my sketches shortly.
Jeff Lai Thanks for stopping by. You work at cghub also caught my eye. Keep up the good work.
Fumble Thanks. I'll be working on a logo for fun for the ban hammer. Hope you enjoyed your trip. I have to check out the grand canyon one day myself.
Grandmassa Mr. Spect Thanks. I noticed you have been working hard on team chow. Even when you are tried you keep rocking away in your sketchbook.
August 23rd, 2009, 08:30 PM
During my trip to Alaska, I stopped by Canada, Ketchikan, Butch Art Gardens and Skaway. On the cruise ship I got to eat and draw myself away silly. It was a bunch of fun and great inspiration even with motion sickness time to time. The boat had an art gallery, which was nice. I spotted a painting by Pino. I'll upload a study of it soon.
August 24th, 2009, 01:54 AM
BWA HA HA HA HA! (http://www.conceptart.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=705295&stc=1&d=1245712290) That was awesome.
Your chibi girls (http://www.conceptart.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=687099&stc=1&d=1243914078) are really good, as are your architectural drawings. I'm givin ya 5.
August 25th, 2009, 11:28 PM
WOW WAY COOL PICS FROM ALASKA an THE INVIROS ARE HOT REALLY DIG THE LIFE STUDIES TOO sooo cool
August 27th, 2009, 01:16 PM
Hey there, how are you?
I see you've been on a trip as well. I would love to go to Alaska as well someday, your fotos are also very tempting...
I like everything in the last update: The human studies in your typical style and the waterfront studies look beautiful with teh watercolour washes.
August 30th, 2009, 01:26 PM
I've been to a cruise in Alaska too and it was awesome :) that was before i started to draw though. wish i could go back and draw like you did! The harbor/bay drawings are great!
August 30th, 2009, 02:14 PM
Great studies man! you are really pushing yourself. Nice photos from Alaska too, the first one looks really spooky and fairytale like.
August 30th, 2009, 02:35 PM
p sage Thanks, I always wanted to draw chibi's well. Hope I can improve on my architectural drawings as well.
Janos Hey, welcome back.
Grandmassa Mr. Spect It was blast to draw, it was a bit cold and raining at times to draw outside but it was so worth it. I wanted to get the most out of my trip.
Braintree Ah, you can always go back with fresh eyes and new ideas. I bet if you go back there will be less ice to see fromlobal warming, j/king
Fumble Yea, that flower garden, though amazing. Gave the creeps. It was almost too perfect and tons of flowers always reminds me of grave sites >.>
Updated logos sheet with the three at the bottom being the most recently done. Most people don't realize the amount of effort or variation that can just go in type face or logo concept. Still lots of fun though. Painting in progress on the lady, still working on better flesh tones. Sometimes I'm afraid to paint or draw people, but I just got jump in and try. Pino Study. Quick enviro studies done on the cruise boat. More life drawings/gestures done at Alaska.
August 31st, 2009, 01:49 AM
Nice logos. The BanHammer league is my fave. Nice nude as well
August 31st, 2009, 02:30 AM
ALRIGHT GIMME YER SKILLS ALL OF EM !!!!!yer IMPROVING PAST ROCK TO SUPER MEGA GONZO AWESOME RRRRRRRROOCCCCCCKKKKKKKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i used to go to alot of places like Yosemite i mean really beautiful places i must do these type of things again only armed w/ a sketchbook haha!
September 5th, 2009, 07:58 AM
p sage Thanks, I'll be working on another logo for a hobby shop soon.
Grandmassa Mr. Spect I think Yosemite would be a great place to visit. Every time I see great landscape, makes me want to brush up on my enviro
Painting of a Red Dragon, I got inspired by some of DefiledVisions's dragons. Some other pages from my sketchbook.
September 5th, 2009, 07:03 PM
Liking the logos.
Judo one is especially nice.
September 6th, 2009, 01:45 AM
Girl on the bus is great
September 6th, 2009, 01:55 AM
haha I WANNA DRAW A DRAGON! THE INSPIRATION MUST BE INFECTIOUS
September 9th, 2009, 06:23 PM
Love the logos And the enviroments are sexy sexy .....but somethings missing idk its on the tip of my...o wait somethin with an L...yeah an L and some O's and maybe an M
idk if it comes to me ill let u know.
September 13th, 2009, 05:46 PM
HunterKiller_ I actually took one short class of judo, so it help me understand as I made the logo.
p sage The bus girl keep staring at me...and I kept staring at her while I drew her.
Grandmassa Mr. Spect I retouched up the dragon, too much fun to pass up.
Demo Sure let me know if you see something that could be adjusted.
Sketches, weapon concepts, speed paint. Retouch up on the dragon done for Algadon.com. Some rpg free online game.
Thanks for all the comments!
September 13th, 2009, 10:30 PM
HAHA KILLER UPDATES the one with the girl an the barn is HOT! an well of coruse the weird sketch with the demon breast feeding ROCKS HAHA AN I DIG THE DRAGON
September 13th, 2009, 11:02 PM
You have some amazing studies I love it---especially the dragon!
Can I say this...um...the girl and the barn scene...the girl in the foreground with the bucket...her arm looks short and out of proportion with her body. When I saw her, I thought she was a---ah....pc.....pc....dwarf isn't PC, is it? Well, I know there are people like that...if she is, then it looks great and gives the piece kind of a sad feeling.
September 14th, 2009, 03:36 AM
Well if a girl stares at ya, you go talk to her :) You show her your drawing :) And you ask if she wants a coffee :)
Really cool cartoon witch and spider. Very cute. Have to use that one for Halloween, eh?
September 20th, 2009, 09:14 AM
Grandmassa Mr. Spect: Thanks, It was a nice speed painting of the barn. Maybe I'll finish up the other dragon painting.
anjyil I think you are right, the proportions are a bit off. The painting shows the girl cleaning up the stables while the other guest are having fun feeding the pony. Now that you mention it she does look like a dwarf...I don't know the PC correct word either >.>
p sage I guess I should have socialize more, ask pretty girl out instead of draw them. >.<
Nude study with reference, study after Loomis, logo and Zealotus painting in progress.
September 20th, 2009, 09:22 AM
I love the mixture of styles you have going :) I can't wait to get into loomis, but that isn't until a little bit later in the free course I am taking.
Ah I saw you got the girl in there--when it is outlined like that, she looks fine. So maybe it is just her lower half fading into the shadows along with the position of the shirt.
Very nice work :)
September 20th, 2009, 10:25 AM
I like your colour mood. Also I love the photo that you took. It's nice to see some variation in your sketchbook. :)
September 20th, 2009, 12:26 PM
Im impressed with all the different mediums your using. on this page alone theres pencil, digital, watercolor, markers and more. Great to see, keep that up.
Keep it up with the loomis studies too.
September 21st, 2009, 12:13 AM
anjyil Thanks. Probably my sloppy shading then. I'll work on that. I'll be sure to check out your sketchbook.
Huey Yeng You have cute new avatar. Variations are always fun. Hope you have a blast a Sony.
Braintree Thanks. I'll be trying I'll trying to get better flesh tones and faces next in the mix.
I'm puckered out, mowed the lawn, cut some bushes, vacuumed and plowed some dirt. But always room for one more painting before the end of the day. It's Zealotus from Ragnarok online. Something more painterly in anime style, most of the time I do clean line work. Nice to have the lightening do the work. Speed Paint
Dragon painting in progress...
September 21st, 2009, 02:26 AM
I like the bunny girl... maybe a Haruko-san or Kallen inspiration there?
The last one has a cute expression, too.
September 22nd, 2009, 06:18 PM
Sweeet SB! so many different things! You grasp it all :D and Alaska seems so beautiful.. reminds me of norway. That dragon is looking great, I am honored. The logos are awesome, Banhammer's my favorite haha!
keep it up!
September 24th, 2009, 11:37 PM
Looking great PigeonKill. Can't wait to see the finish work. :)
September 27th, 2009, 05:37 PM
p sage That Dominatrix like character is from Ragnorak Online. I like how the expression came out too.
DefiledVisions Thanks, I really enjoyed look at your dragons, reminds me of the card game Magic The Gathering. Anybody else who use to play that game here?
Huey Yeng Zealotus was just a speed painting, but I have been polishing up the dragon speed paint.
Finalized simple logo for Harwood Hobbies, A bit more details on the dragon speed paint. Bougeureau study, still need to polish out some edges.
September 27th, 2009, 05:42 PM
Hey PK. Thanks for the Alaska photos, beautiful. And thanks for showing stages of WIP's like that. Real useful for those of us trying to work this digital deal out. :) So, there was no outlining at all in the Bougeureau study?
September 27th, 2009, 09:04 PM
i enjoyed your sketchbook, your line are really clean that great
September 27th, 2009, 09:37 PM
I love specially the last one.
September 27th, 2009, 10:52 PM
I really like the facial anatomy layout of the girl--very well done. And of course--love the dragon ;)
I remember Magic! I was never good at it, though :P
September 28th, 2009, 02:35 PM
I really love seeing observational studies and I love seeing those location sketches of yours. Hope you are fresh and inspired now that you are back from your trip! Keep drawing dude :D
September 29th, 2009, 12:33 AM
DIIZZZAMMMMNNNN MAN the DRAGOON AN THE Bougeureau study ARE FREAK'N AMAZE'N AN THE DEMON GIRL IS HOTT!!!!!!!
September 29th, 2009, 01:21 AM
Really great stuff man!!! It's rare seeing manga/anime stuff on CA. It's refreshing weeeee!!! <3
September 29th, 2009, 02:06 AM
Love the cartoon studies in you last update. Guess I'm just a sucker for that stuff.
Dragon (wip?) pic looks killer, too.
September 30th, 2009, 02:59 PM
beautiful drawings and photos from alaska! mustīve been an awesome trip!
October 4th, 2009, 11:55 PM
jigje For that study I just squint and block in the colors. If I get stuck on a feature I can always, by measuring angles, add constructionslines, or flip the canvas to double check stuff.
towy Thanks, I hope I can apply better line work on more of my concept work and not just studies.
Bendragon It was a fun trip. I only wish I could draw faster, missed out on a lot of other fun spots too. But I'm still happy I went.
Grandmassa Mr. Spect Thanks man. I'll keep up the studies. Bougeureau always gives me inspiration.
Dy.laneA Let's make conceptart.org the #1 anime site on the planet... *Runs from the angry mob* Just kidding. It's nice to see anime as well as more traditional art.
p sage The dragon painting was speed paint for me. I was about to call it a day, but then I got more great feedback. I have to rework the whole thing now, down below.
Flaskpost alaska was great...I think I ate too much on top me sitting still while drawing made me gain 3.5 pounds! haha. I'm back home and I lost 2 pounds so far...I better do more sit ups.
I finalized the Bougeureau study a bit more. Random tree drawing. Dragon bone anatomy study, I got stuck a bit while painting. It helped a bit. Below is the rework of the drawing painting. In the W.I.P section I got nice feedback on a more dramatic composition as well as super tips on dragon anatomy. I'm still struggling with the new painting but I'll try several more passes to bring it to life.
Fairy in a sundew plant
October 4th, 2009, 11:59 PM
Is dat sum master study? Looking good.
There's a lot of movement in the medieval dragon pic, too.
October 5th, 2009, 12:08 AM
Nice portrait and I always love the dragons :) I am curious about the middle piece with the trees. Is that a logo or a study?
October 5th, 2009, 01:54 AM
Wow... didn't see the New Bondage Fairy pic in there before ... (is that Pfil?)
October 7th, 2009, 07:16 AM
In the dragon pick I think it would add alot of depth to the image if we were very close to the knight. It would read more that he was the hero to me as well, that he is important. Right now he's on the same level as those two womenz running away, pfft.
Nice bondage fairy that's an interesting speices of flower. <3 Color it?
October 8th, 2009, 04:35 AM
that Bougeureau study is awesome. inspired me a bit. iīm gonna have to do a master study myself!
about the situps though, do crunches instead, much better for your back. :)
October 11th, 2009, 07:49 PM
p sage Yup that's my finals study of Bougeureau. The fairy was some random drawing. Though I think I know what you are talking about...haha.
anjyilI was going to use the trees in new web layout. But I'm not sure if it reads a "tree" clearly enough and too distracting for some.
Dy.laneA Here is the new closer up version of the dragon and knight. Whew took more willpower to give it another go, but I learned a bunch. Bondage fairy must be popular. I probably won't be coloring it though XD
Flaskpost I'll probably be doing more studies of him in the future too...now that you mention it. My back is a bit sore...I better take your advice and do crunches instead. At least I got my weight back to normal before the trip. I still dream of those yummy buffets...
Finally finished the dragon painting with more action. I had a lot of great tips. I watched a Syn Mead video, he is pretty awesome. I was drawing along with my left hand and liked how he drew his trees. Nude study in progress. I'm determined to get better at flesh tones.
Thanks for all the comments
October 11th, 2009, 07:57 PM
Liking the dragon piece! Nice swooping composition! Erm... you were drawing with your left hand?!?! You are right handed right (heh I noticed a stupid pun there :P)?
October 11th, 2009, 10:10 PM
It's cool to see that you took the dragon piece farther! Great update!
October 12th, 2009, 02:01 AM
Imo the wings on that dragon are placed too high. Looks like they're growing out of its neck. The rest of the image is pretty nice though.
Nude study looks promising. Keep it up! :)
October 12th, 2009, 02:21 AM
Aimbiz is right. I didn`t notice that on the dragon before...But then, since it is a mythical creature, you have a little bit of poetic license. :)
October 12th, 2009, 03:04 AM
Impresivee work, funny animation, and i have a dude , what is your favorite part in yourself creative procees??
October 12th, 2009, 06:07 AM
I gotta say, I'm a fan
It's good to find a fellow logo-maker on here. :P
If you wanna check out some of my logo's, most of them are on here:
October 13th, 2009, 11:34 PM
Looove the dragon PK and the nude WIP is cool to see the stages. Thanks man.
October 14th, 2009, 01:22 PM
Great master study :)
Also really like how you establish the dragons anatomy before doing the piece.
if you should be completely strict with your anatomical drawing, then the dragon should have "claws" pointing backwards on it's front feet in the piece ;)
October 18th, 2009, 07:52 PM
Bendragon Sometimes my right hand get's from drawing a bit much so I used my left for fun.
Dy.laneA Here is another dragon update, whew. Many good suggestions.
AimBiZ / anjyil You are both right. The wing is growing out if the neck...which would make it really funky. I placed the wings on the back and added more skin membraine as another good suggestion on the forums. Thanks a bunch!
MARMENTIDO I guess my favorite part of the creative process is having the opportunity to bring ideas to life. The open ended possibilities, being curious, and having a lot of freedom, I find most attractive.
DoubleThink Thanks I'm honored. I like how you branded Kadans in your gallery/samples.
jigje You are welcome.
Braintree Thanks. I like to be not too strict on the anatomy but believable. You are right the claws on the back are removed. It kind it looked too much like bird to me with it on.
Updated red dragon with improved wings. Did quick very rough muscle study. Almost forgot about my mini-boss concept. I'll give a spin with a character sheet, wip. Female nude study done. Nibru fan art. Nibru-wear. Protector of feet!
OVER +444 replies to my humble sketchbook. You guys are AWESOME. Let's all keep drawing and learning together.
October 18th, 2009, 10:18 PM
The dragon wings are looking better :) i love the sock hahaha
October 19th, 2009, 01:37 AM
That's one cute Nibru! <3
Take care of the perspective for the running girl in the second pic. She seems to belong on another perspective plane... o_O
October 19th, 2009, 03:09 AM
The rendering in your Dragon scene is pretty awesome. The Nibru is cool too :rocker:
I think if there's a crit, it's that if that knight is going to cut down the boy who's running toward him, he needs to have a more aggressive stance.
Other than that, top grades :drinkup:
October 24th, 2009, 11:50 PM
Thanks a lot by your coments!, ajajaja of course i am very distracted, thanks to you i fixed the link about my sketchbook, thanks for all your observations.
About my rare visual work of course i have serious problems with the form, i need draw more hardcore because mi lines are very restrictive.
I like me so much your last black/withe study *(the warrior with the medieval armor) its very interesting
what is your favorite painter? '
October 25th, 2009, 01:16 AM
love that female nude. nice pose and well rendered!
October 25th, 2009, 06:59 PM
anjyil Nibru sees you O_o
Huey Yeng Yes, she is on a different perspective. Angled slight down to make it look like she's running down the stairs, but hopefully not out of place?
p sageDoh, that's a chick, though I did want a tom-boyish look. More female nude studies for me. I'm thinking going to call it a day on it.
MARMENTIDO No problem. Glad you fixed your sketchbook link. One of my favorite artist is Craig Mullin. His website is goodbrush.com check it out.
Mini boss revisited and other sketchbook scans.
October 25th, 2009, 11:47 PM
HAHAHA THE DRAGON PIECE IS HOT AN COOL TO SEE THE mini BOSS REVISITED AHH AN NAKED CHICKS AN TAT'ED SOCKS ARE ALWAYS A WIN/WIN HAHA
October 26th, 2009, 12:23 AM
Excellence I say. Here's some suggestions:
1. I would like for you to work on your mechanical design some more.
2. You should check out RosenkreuzStilette, a Mega Man clone with a Germanic/Gothic theme.
October 26th, 2009, 02:53 AM
Cute female cartoon character you have going there.
D'Oh! A chick (in the Dragon pic)... I guess on second inspection it could be a chick... maybe it's the way she's running (her shoulders look masculine).
Good update. Can't wait to see the final Dragon pic. That's gonna be a pretty amazing piece... 5 star worthy for sure.
November 1st, 2009, 07:27 PM
Grandmassa Mr. Spect: Thanks a bunch. It was great suggestions to mix the body parts like a jack and boss to get the final results.
FightingSeraph Thanks, good suggestions. Okay I went around and drew more mechanical things. I use to have a M14 sniper rifle airsoft. So I drew the components for practice, as well as a car. The game you mention was weird, it was like megaman with swords. Fun to watch though on youtube. Old school super nintendo fun.
p sage I probably won't be working on the dragon piece anymore, however I did think your suggestion the shoulder pads is right. I reduced it. I wouldn't want her to look like a football star. haha.
Hope you guys had a happy halloween.
November 1st, 2009, 07:39 PM
Nice stuff! I especially like the armored demon guy.
November 1st, 2009, 07:51 PM
Yes, nice sketchbook. That demon warlord is pretty sweet. You going to do a close up of him sometime?
November 3rd, 2009, 04:13 AM
Mouse character is cute... like the Animu version of Rescuers or something. Did you come up with those poses?
November 3rd, 2009, 04:29 PM
looking good in here! your construction is getting more and more solid! keep it up!
November 6th, 2009, 06:01 PM
Lots of good stuff in your SB!
I specially like the props and turn-arounds, which are a bit tricky and complicated to do sometimes, but you've done a great job with them!
Keep it up!
November 8th, 2009, 03:57 PM
palladium Well if I ever make hero type character to counter him, I might show them duking it out it :)
p sage The poses where from the imagination and I tried to one shot all the drawings without erasing. The pose I got stuck on I just posed out myself. >.>
Flaskpost Thanks, it's always good to hear I'm making progress.
luness Turn around are one of my favorites. I'm actually starting to browse through hogarth to break some habits.
Rough animation from reference. Studies, Rocker speedpaint with 80's influence.
November 8th, 2009, 06:19 PM
The running animation is nicely done. Gonna inbetween it?
November 8th, 2009, 07:37 PM
Very nice work! I love the woman`s face in the middle--she seems somewhat regal, like a queen burdened with the mantel of power and trying to do the best for all. Sorry...that was just the story that popped into my head. :)
November 11th, 2009, 07:00 PM
Your comic style is sooo good! I love those little chibi ladies :D
And hey, animation! Awesome! Are you gonna clean that up?
November 16th, 2009, 02:25 AM
HunterKiller_ Yea it does look choppy and could use inbetween but I just did it for fun rough animation.
anjyil Thanks I used reference and I'm slowly building my visual library on faces.
AsaB Thanks I'm glad you like the comic
More studies. Gestures from posemaniacs. Someone suggested to me to study up on Hogarth. It got a lot of mixed reviews from butterfly buts, teacup bobbies, but great 3d figure drawing. Who likes Hogarth? Raise your hand? I have been doing rough studies and then drawing some poses from the imagination. I'm getting use to his style.
November 16th, 2009, 03:13 AM
Cool as F### animation in your previous update. And LOL @ 3D glasses + Hogarth. You do good work. I've heard bad things about Hogarth... but good things as well.
November 16th, 2009, 06:22 PM
DYNAMIC FIGURE DRAWING IN 3D! hahahaha, awesome!
good studies as well, man. keep it up!
November 16th, 2009, 08:49 PM
lol @ the dynamic figure.
From the visual perspective, I think Hogarth is good, although Loomis and Bridgeman's figures look somewhat more appealing to me.
As for the text, I reckon Hogarth is rubbish. Loomis's written instructions are tops.
November 20th, 2009, 09:34 PM
Great Hogarth studies, I wouldn't have known where to begin with out starting in on a little Hogarth and I think its easy to move from Hogarth to Bridgman and Loomis then it is the other way around.
Keep workin :assspank:
November 22nd, 2009, 08:30 PM
p sage Glad you like the animation. I heard mix things on Hogarth too.
Flaskpost Thanks, more studies!
HunterKiller_ Yea the text in from Hogarth isn't as interesting as what Loomis has to say. For Bridgeman sometimes I have to reread what he says to understand.
Janos I took your advice a while ago and I'm brushing on up drawing feet better.
Demo Yea too many good books to start out with. I end up revisiting a lot of them because I didn't absorb it the first time around. I think what you mention the Hogarth to Bridgman and Loomis would be a good order. I went Bridgman, Loomis, and Hogarth. Bridgman to me at first was like "attack of the robot people" I didn't understand why the feature look so box like at first.
Some more gestures from posemaniacs, Hogarth studies. Portrait and cast studies. They came out Meh, I think I rushed them a bit. Next one I paint I'll take my take my time and get it right.
I'll be getting a new scanner soon.
November 22nd, 2009, 10:02 PM
Heya Pigeonkill, you certainly have filled a lot of pages in a few years. You've got a pretty good level of skill in rendering, too.
Hehe...at last someone else who doesn't hate Hogarth? I think the key is not to let his horribly stylized form language infect you with Tarzan-itis. He has some great tips on generating poses...and he does help to clarify the idea of general shape-volumes. No Kevin Chen of course, but he's not so bad.
A coupla crits/suggestions: beware overly soft, fuzzy brushes...they make everything kind of muddy and not very pleasing to the eye.
On that bougereau study, there's a fair a amount of info out there on his technique, you might find some of it useful:
Character and weapon orthos are looking really really good. That's the level of finish and detail you should be applying to all your work, especially your full paintings.
November 23rd, 2009, 02:21 AM
your sketchbook is really interesting :}
November 23rd, 2009, 02:35 AM
Duuuuude these are getting so much better!!!! Love the work load man!
The studies are killer, and that running animation looks cool as!
Keep up the pace man!
November 27th, 2009, 09:41 AM
LOL at 3D Hogarth. Keep up the anatomy practices. It looks sweeeeeeet. :)
November 28th, 2009, 04:35 PM
Really funny Hogarth animation. My advice on figure studies is you should only copy from artists that you have an inate liking for, the reason is that you are more likely to remember the things that you enjoy. Sift through your memories and you'll find that the most detailed ones are the ones at the extremes: the really terrible and the really good. Also notice that you did not require anyone's system of abstractions to enable you to hold those memories. Thus looking at art which you enjoy you will pick up things that noone can point out for you. When drawing from imagination if you visualize barrels and blocks you will draw barrels and blocks, if you imagine people as people you will draw people. Bridgman is better than Hogarth, it's also possible to copy through Bridgman way faster than Hogarth since there's no irrelevant rendering.
November 30th, 2009, 01:14 AM
BludHund: Tarzan-itis style I'll try to avoid. Thanks for the awesome bougereau link. It's easy to find his paintings samples but rough stages online harder. I agree muddy strokes aren't good or washed out in some areas. I'm not sure if it's because I use airbrush, edges,resizing too much or lack of texture. I love to polish, though very time consuming. When time starts to run out I have those bare muddy areas. In my next portrait commission I'll use more texture from start to finish and see what happens. I'll try to keep the colors more fresh from thumbnail to finish. I might give painter a try.
JailHouseRock2: Thanks I'll keep up the studies. Sometimes I recopy the same page over and over until I get it.
Huey Yeng: Hope to add more 3d depth into my work XD
So in short I should be surrounding myself with art and studies I appreciate and build a visual library from that? To use what inspires and interest from that source and apply to my own art.
When I sort through memories as reference, sometimes it is crystal clear. But when I’m blank. I can improvise shapes and continue my work. I think I understand what you mean when visualizing barrels and blocks and turning them into people to draw from isn't as potentate as seeing people as people?
You make a good point I should revisit Bridgman along side Hogarth. As as study artist I enjoy more.Thanks. I'll probably have to reread BludHund and your post a few times. You have good observations.
More Hogarth studies, gestures, figure done from the mind. Portrait commission, requesting some sort of collage with photo textures. Work in progress.
November 30th, 2009, 01:40 AM
Awesome sketches! i love the castle and the elf girl :) Oh, and the chibi maid hehe
November 30th, 2009, 01:52 AM
I like the colors in that collage. I think the guitar player looks quite awkward though, maybe you could swap him out for the player in composition number 3, because he looks a lot more natural.
December 3rd, 2009, 09:29 PM
Here is a progress shot of the portrait collage. Not sure if the client wants me to use his image as is, but for now it will be I'll be a place holder. I hope the lady(muse)in the portrait is working. Nothing too awkward in the pose? Iíll probably have to cover her up with cloth. Photo textures to make make strokes pop.
I never like to use photo reference for just face value. Sometimes the camera makes the person look very unflattering or bloated. As I paint this portrait it would be my job to bring out the best of out of them. You can see the mock up adjustments. I also found an interesting photo on google showing the difference between a sincere smile vs a fake smile. Can you tell the difference in the man in the black collar? The left image up top is the sincere smile while the one on the right is the fake one.
Reworking a logo for fun. Iíll try to polish out with less muddy strokes.
HunterKiller_ You are right. It looks like he's point like a gun up in the air...haha. Okay I lowered it a bit like in #3
December 6th, 2009, 01:52 AM
Hognarth Studies O_o
December 6th, 2009, 02:56 AM
Great stuff as usual :) Keep on learning, man!
December 6th, 2009, 03:53 PM
BludHund: I have been practicing with watercolors a bit. Hopefully this will help me organize my strokes/color better so I make less muddy color selections.
Logo finished, Andrew Loomis and portrait study. Haha...I think you guys got Hognarth'ed out. Okay some bridgeman studies. Revisiting him seems a lot different than the first time around and trying out sets from memory.
December 7th, 2009, 03:46 PM
great looking arms! make sure you check the proportions of the arm to the over-all figure as well to get them in the right width/length too!
December 8th, 2009, 04:43 AM
These are some bad ass arms. I like them, and I like the other stuff. Which logo did yoou choose in the end?
December 8th, 2009, 08:26 AM
Which logo did yoou choose in the end?
The bottom one, I hope...
December 8th, 2009, 12:23 PM
Been awhile since I visited your sketchbook. All the nice updates made me happy haha!!! Keep it up =)
December 10th, 2009, 01:59 AM
Flaskpost You are right, they do look a bit meaty at the shoulders. If I saw someone like that in real life I'll run away.
Janos I like the second one :D I also been practicing drawing feet.
Portrait in progress. I'll keep painting. More symbolic elements to come much later.
December 10th, 2009, 04:24 AM
That guy with the guitar is really cool and I like the woman. I think on the third panel, you should keep on adding details to the guitar on another layer with a reference nearby until you find something you like.
December 10th, 2009, 10:06 AM
Hey man! Cool elf woman profile! Looks really nice. You also did a great job on that jumping animation! Keep it up!
December 13th, 2009, 05:10 PM
JinzouTamashii Okay I'll continue to detail the guitar.
Pascallo Thanks. Glad to see you are back. Be sure to update your sketchbook.
Life drawing of some kids, sketches, and painting in progress. Thanks
December 14th, 2009, 01:55 AM
HAHA WAY TO BE MADD SKILLS AS ALWAYS tHE SKETCHS AN COLORS ARE HOT AN THE MONSTER ROCK!!!!
December 14th, 2009, 09:57 AM
Sorry, PigeonKill, I'm so OVERWHELMED WITH AWESOME that my eyeballs fell out again! So no C&C until I can look at it later.
Favorites: sad boy, heavy guy study, and the elf woman with a scarf.
December 14th, 2009, 11:33 AM
Its been awhile since I visit the sketchbook. Nice updates. :)
December 17th, 2009, 09:23 AM
Hey pigonkill - it been quite a long time since i last visited your sketchbook, and i really like what i see :) keep doing all those studies!
December 20th, 2009, 10:44 AM
Long time since i visited your SB as well. Those kid life drawings are really good. The two on the left stand out, keep it up!
December 21st, 2009, 01:10 AM
Grandmassa Mr. SpectThanks!
JinzouTamashii Yea I like the elf girl too XD
Huey YengHope you are recovering over your cold? Not fun being sick during the holidays.
Fumble I'll keep up those studies I been brushing up more on anatomy
Braintree Man those kids are hard to draw when they running around crazy. But when they take a nap, finally I can draw them.
Update on portrait painting. I'll try to wrap this one up soon. The canvas keeps getting bigger to add more stuff. >.<
December 21st, 2009, 02:10 PM
this fellow is really impressive! gonna render it out? great start to a creature concept!
and, what is up with the math equation on the moon? haha. interesting!
December 21st, 2009, 02:20 PM
I am loving this... And the short animation made me laugh. XD
December 22nd, 2009, 06:20 AM
oh shit lol
December 23rd, 2009, 03:10 PM
Hey duude cool stuff, really like the drawings in the animation. On that painting with the guy with the guitar, maybe move him a little further away from the edge of the canvas, he's getting close enough to create a tangent with his arm, which is not compositionally sound. Just something to be aware of, keep going man.
December 24th, 2009, 07:39 AM
I just wanted to say that I think that the last one came out very nicely. I don't know what I was thinking, ha!
December 27th, 2009, 05:26 PM
Lol at the gif. Love it and all of our other stuff. Cool beans!
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