It crawls through the fax.
Love your landscapes... I see you have been on the Milford sound Cruise as well!
Magic place. I must have taken 13 gigs worth of reference images in NZ.
Maybe you can spend some more time polishing those?
Yeah, wacoms come with practice, like everything else. If you can get good at using a Wacom, there's no point getting a Cintiq really.
I could share some of my photos of NZ with you if you like; I love landscape photography.
You should be able to view them here, let me know if my settings prevent it.
There's something about a Mountain or a cliff that mangles with my sense of space that feels really awesome.
Originally Posted by damascus57
Whoa those are gorgeous. Do you mind if I use some of them to do studies from? The windblown trees are astonishing.
There is something strange about mountains; I went up Cotapaxi a few years ago and even though from a distance you could see it was a discrete object, from its slopes it was so stupendous even a long hard climb seemed to move you nowhere toward the distant summit. The thin air totally tricks your automatic ability to judge distance by blueness, as you can at sea level.
I hear good things about Colorado's mountain ski areas, though personally I admire the Northern end of the Rockies more based on what I've seen, particularly northern Canada and Alaska, and to some extent, the mountains behind Seattle.
Originally Posted by Velocity Kendall
Alaska just looks surreal though, considering you can see a five thousand Metre peak from Sea level.
And sure, go right ahead! I'm doing studies from them myself =)
That $600 DSLR camera was well worth it for these shots XD
Thanks! Re reference tagging, Ill get on it. Mostly Im just drawing people and things around me; my sister, my exgirlfriend, my cousins dog, but google image search provides lots of landscapes.
Ive been all through the rockies and the sierra nevada, and through the andies in ecuador. Ecuador had a wide range of landscapes, but some of the most striking were the giant glens, like scotland scaled up 2 times. Epic
Speaking of huge things, Im a big fan of thunderclouds; you can easily superimpose a stupendous 30km high building over one to get a feel for what truly big engineering would be like.
Have you uploaded these before?
I feel like I've seen quite a few of these somewhere else.
Yep I have a Finally Finished thread with a lot of the sci fi stuff in, but it seemed wrong to keep adding junk and chitchat to that. Theres a link in my sig. People dont like to crit stuff to hard in the FF section, whereas here its a lot more brass tacks. I love it when people do paintovers and would welcome that kind of advice! heres all my free time stuff from the past few weeks. Ill keep adding as I go.
Do you know if its possible to change the position of images once theyve been uploaded, theyre all mixed together at the moment in no order..
It's really a case of re-uploading them in the order that you want. That's the only way I know how.
And what's with your Facebook name?
Bugger. Ill do that then. The name? The immortal wu tang clan ;)
Ref image (c) Jordan Beeston
more recent drawings, for a friend and her business partner, and my sister. They requested it was "zany and kooky," ouch. My friend Lucy looks a bit like Captain Planet in my version unfortunately but a nice way to spend an afternoon. Its striking how even a tiny change to the shapes or tones round the eyes and mouth can totally change the expression. our mental map of those areas of skin and muscle is clearly very nuanced, we must devote a lot of brain time and volume to reading those cues. my ability to recreate the expresion is less nuanced. the wacom seems very freeing tho; you can have a go at anything very quickly. its like learning a new playstaton game, training the muscles in your hand to draw what to see. i hope practice will pay off
Your landscape studies are doing a bit better than your character ones methinks, which can only mean one thing: More practice on the characters! =D
If you wanted to know, the one you did last post was Bluff, which is the Southernmost Settlement in NZ.
He he youre not wrong! Apart from very occaisional attempt with a mouse Ive never really tried drawing humans before 2011.. I tend to just do machines and architecture at work and sci fi stuff for fun. It was interesting putting the Loomis lesson Id just been working through to change the angle of the head. hopefully by 2012 the people drawings wont be so messy and ill proportioned..
I recently found the work of Vyle and Bumsky, and was totally blown away. By the originality and compisition and understanding o light, as well as a feel for the potential for future tech. Diamondoid as a structural material/hypercomputer type stuff, the spiritual successor to Sir John Burky and Lord Syd Mead. Just amazing. Id love to get good enough to put my own slant on that kind of design.
Im finding the wacom dead handy doing day to dayl work. As the plans change repeatedly doing these ultraquick sketches seems to save a lot of time frigging around in CAD.
plus its actually fun not a drag. sweet!
Drawing on scrap paper seems to help concentration for some reason. Its been a long time since I drew things around me from life, childhood pretty much. It feels good to get back into it. Soothing and fun to not care about the result, just practicing. mmmm
Just a few thousand more pages to fill...
thanks for the comment on my sketchbook - having just had a browse through yours, i think i've got a lot more to do...great stuff in here, really varied sophisticated and polished
youre pen marks are v confident and positive, they look good. nice work! My favourite, Orca VS Ususpecting Penguins.
some more beginner sketches here..
Hey there, you have a very unique and interesting body of work!
I'd love to see some more traditional stuff as well, it looks like you're approaching life from somewhere new :)
Kiwi, jeez I love your figure studies from life. Real class. loose lines but rock solid proportions. lovely faces and hands. Youre doing exactly what I want to be doing. One day!... Thankyou very much for commenting so I could click through and enjoy those sketches.
I want stairs like this! <3
I haven't seen many things like this before so I really enjoyed looking at your designs :)
Thanks for the comment in my SB, your abstract stuff is just awesome!
Your 3d work is amazing, makes me want to splash around in SketchUp some. The paintings are tight to. Awesome work, keep it up.
Ha ha, you even spell you name the cool way with the double 'l's. bitchen.
Thank you very much guys
Haha yeah double L's. It was a mistake at the time; Felicity Kendal spels it with 1 l, but in time Ive seen the light.
It's nice of you to expand outside your comfort zone, Velocity; and I love those aerial shots with the acrologies.
Hehe thanks. yeah screw the comfort zone. actually that sounds like it would be fun.
my other sister steen, 10mins
+ added some height to an previous picture.
man, you got some unique touch to your work and i really like the landscape designs here. Im not going to crit since im a beginner and not experienced enough to do so. so im just gonna enjoy the show for now. :D
here try this book itll help you a lot if you are sketching landscapes with pencils.
Drawing Landscapes in Pencil - Ferdinand Petrie
Best of luck mate!
Nice style on the pencils great studies.landsacpes are really good.i want to see more!;)
thank you very much sir.that book looks invaluable. i will amazon it.
how are you finding the going- feeling like youre progressing? from looking at lots of sketchbooks its very enthusing to see that although the rate of change may vary, its impossible to practice and get worse...
thank you too. i know jack about drawing from life, but to get that effect, the trick is literally not give a shit what it looks like and just treat it like fun practice. It doesnt matter, its just a scribble on a bit of scrap paper. No one cares. That attitude makes me a lot less precious and lot freer to try things out.
give it a go www.notgivingashit.com/unhibited/easylife do it quick before someone patents it or puts a phishing site on there
more.. ok here is something, might be interesting, that i just found the sketches for...
a while ago a development i was doing needed another villa for the bottom of its range to fill up space in a brochure, till something more concrete was made by the architects.
here are the simple ideas i came up with and some cad renders to illustrate. the emphasis was very compact, private, but to feel luxurious, and do it quick.
i admit i had no idea what i was doing and it didnt really come out like modern fresh design at all, but they seem to like it fine.
scarily theyre talking of actually building it: im glad i didnt sign the images so if it falls over im not culpable...