The skin on the dead guy is great, it has a sort of thick goopy claylike texture as if it's decaying into paté, and I hope you don't take this the wrong way but the castle looks like it should be in an updated, more adult version of thundercats.
phat that last piece is crazy
hey! thanks for all the kind words! here's a bunch of gestures... a lot of these were done when working out the long figure poses... some of them are super old.. lately I've been really into black prismacolors for gestures... but most of those are in another pad of paper... anyway, here goes..
Aah man, those are great!!
awesome man!! thanks for posting. prismacolors are badass
Whit, these are pure awesome-sauce , thanks for sharing.
Thanks for sharing dude, really nice work. Must have been a bitch to scan all of those.
Oh and thanks for taking the time to explain the lighting effect that you mentioned.
Always love to see good traditional stuff!
"The superior man is distressed by the limitations of his ability; he is not distressed by the fact that men do not recognize the ability that he has."
Hey dude love looking through your work, lots to learn from.
In general for your figures how are you most comfortable starting them? Lots of action/pelvic/shoulder lines, or general shapes for the main masses? looking forward to more clouds and rocks
I'd LOVE some feedback on my last couple pages of environment studies
your colors are breath taking man. not to mention your values. when choosing your colors, do you use the color picker or do you use the cmyk sliders and make adjustments like that? the color differences in your work are so subtle its fucking exquisite. any incite would be super appreciated.
I'm so glad you posted these, I've always really liked your gestures. You should post the drawings from the long pose of Zocar with the stick. I remember finding an excuse every 5 minute break to walk into the figure drawing room and take a look. That first one of Lux is beautiful also. See you in class!
Where's that smiley face which jaw drops open? Well this have to do for now
Seriously though this thread is quite amazing. Such, such high quality work.
And absolutely tremendous studies from sketches, to long pose pencil renderings, to gesture drawing to landscapes, cast paintings, digital concepts, perspective concepts, figure drawing, character design the whole extravanga!!!
You pretty much killed it with this sketchbook. Haaaaard work, knowledge what to study and having fun pays off and you're a perfect example for it.
My apologies but I'm not up to the par to give you critique I'll be sure to let you know if I ever come up with any though.
Keep that ball rolling and enjoy!
hey! thanks for the kind words... I'm about dead tired so here's a few pieces that I did at the Dallas workshop.. It was a blast! I wish I hadn't been sick the whole time so I could have hung out more. take care
I started painting a bunch of titties, but I'm gonna finish them up before I post them!
my model was pretty cool for opening night.. had a lot of fun with these.
after talking to mikko a bit I decided to try out the square format... it's a challenge but it helps to avoid the same old typical compostion
Jakers: it depends entirely on the pose+lighting.. If its a clear, simple, standing pose I just start with simple gesture (directions) of limbs and overall shape, with notes for shoulder angle and whatever else seems important. Plumb lines rock for this. For reclining poses it's generally something completely different.. trying to find something to latch onto on the inside of the form and working out from there maybe. I think the greatest and most difficult thing about gestures is that there isn't really one single solution... you kind of have to make it up as you go along and just try to capture what you see...
ama: i'm not sure where those drawings are actually, thanks for stopping by!
danielc: thanks mang! was cool to meet you at the workshop.. too bad I didn't wind up getting to check out your sb! o well, next time!
invertedchalupa: I've got a whole lot of kisses, whole lot of kisses. I've got a whole lot of kisses for you.
texahol: thanks man! I never know if I'm being a total asshole or not. Glad to hear you don't hate me... hahah
idiot apathy: wassssssssup tom! you're beautiful, and so is your work. That's all I have to say about that. thanks for swingin by!
[void]: hah, yeah, scanning them was kind of a bitch. Doesn't help that the pad is like 100 pages thick and half the pages are falling out! thanks for droppin by!
dished: hey! was fun hangin with you if not briefly in dallas! I've got my eye on you!!!
aaaaaaaaaah my eyees are falling asleep. can't reply to rest..... goodnight!