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Finally scavenged a start of a sketchbook to share.. They range from traditional media stuff to my learning steps with digital painting as well as zbrush/3d forrays..
Be ruthless I wanna hear any and all thoughts..
Last edited by S!R; October 4th, 2007 at 04:09 PM.
Welcome on CA! very nice start with your SB! I like these stuff
a random lil guy from last nights efforts:
Two quick pencils in a pad from a couple months ago.Me in Costa rica with a feathered friend and the other is my wife watchin tv.
wip from tonights practice....from reference.
S!r, great sketchbook man!!
My fave is the yellow face in post #1. Any chance you could shed some light on that piece -- I can't tell what medium you used. Anyway, it's badass .
You've got a really unique style too. I love those sketches at the bottom of post #2.
Keep 'em coming!
JonathanS- Thanks! The yellow guy was made with one airbrush, one can of aerosol, and a sharpie... Kinda a weird mash of my old disciples graffitti/airbrushing... Although i dont do much traditional media anymore after now discovering the vast world of digital painting....I think my lungs are happy not suckin up aero fumes for hours on end...lol
Good start,always good to see some comic style and i know what you mean...digital is veerrry comfortable.
But also be aware that e.g practicing with pencils helps you a getting sense of value and most of all your lines get tighter and saver and speeding up your workflow. In digital you always have the chance to correct things thousands of times, which kind of slow you down in a way...
I like the traditional stuff -- it looks a lot more polished than your digitals. I guess that's because you're new to digital. You'll catch up in time. As for the drawings, your cartoon stuff looks great, but your realistic stuff isn't up to the same level -- I'd recommend doing a lot of study on the basics of anatomy and proportion, and getting in as much life drawing of whatever kind you can manage as possible. Keep it up!
Delmar- Yeah I hear ya..have no fear as enamoured as I am with digital it will NEVER entirely replace my trusty wartorn sketchbooks. Pencil is still by far my favorite medium to dump out my brain onto the page. As fun as the tablet is it still feels somewhat like cutting a steak with a butter knife when creating from scratch..
Funfetus-You are right. For years I have thought of myself as having more of a cartoony/exhaggerated style..I am now actively studying on my own various anatomy books,etc and attempting to get a better grasp/foundation for a new direction for my style. Thank you for your input!
updated version, i think i'll move on..sloppy but hey im learning more everytime I try this.
I like the graf inspired traditional stuff up top. Keep going.
i dig the skull
blah blah blah and such and such
a couple of thumbs only, but experimentin with an AJ inspired zbrush thumbs style and Fengs thumbnail style in PS.
Last edited by S!R; September 21st, 2007 at 03:54 AM.
yes my traditional stuff is more solid, I realize, but i want to learn this new medium. Thank you all for the crits. I do appreciate them.
In an ongoing attempt at learning more about anatomy and doing as many studies as time allows...
10minute quickie in ballpoint before bed..I will post more of these studies when I have enough to do a decent update.
Recent anatomy sketches..
By looking at the right lower leg of that guy with the tentacles in the back, one of the last drawings, I can tell you're not being confident with your strokes. Don't spend too much time on studies, just keep going.
Less strokes, more gesture.
I like the variation in your work, (The graf style guys up top my fav.) It's nice to see someone keeping with different approaches
More anatomy stuff..i feel a tiny bit like im starting to retain some helpful stuff proportion wise...remember these are just random sketchbook stuff, ie learning exercises..
dump...head studies from the last day or so...
Hi and a late welcome to CA! I really like the zbrush thumbnails...you should spend a little more time on your pencil sketching too! Rendering could use some work there but you're not scared to try tough poses...always good. Just keep it up
My fav pic is probably the cityscape. Give it a bit more work and it'd make a killer wallpaper.
Hey S!R! Nothing is really bad.... You still need to learn a lot just like me but If I can say something that you gonna like, you have that natural talent for composition.
The 1st pieces of you SB are awesome, the dude with the camera will be my favorite.
Anatomy is just about practice, so if you keep practicing, everything will come right in his time. I would love to see more color in your stuff...
Bhrazz- Thanks. Here's to both us posting regularly on each others SBs and posting in our own as often as we can!
Bugs assignment from Longshao. Goin buggy...