Hey there! It was great seeing you tonight! I'm not on CA much these days (wow, this is my first post in almost a year!), but we should totally keep in touch. I was going to give you my info at the workshop, but I had to run before it was over. My email is ericpoulton at gmail.com, if you want to email me, add me on Facebook, whatever.
I like the page of character thumbnails on post #124. There are some fun costumes in there. And the transparent jellyfish thing in #130 is awesome. I love the sense of humour you put into your art.
The jellyfish spaceship is a cool design, but the painting doesn't look like it's to the scale you've labelled it with. It looks quite little. This is partly due to it being painted almost entirely with big, chunky strokes. Something this big should have, at least implied, a lot of small details. You've got a bit of finer detail in the yellow structure coming out the bottom, and I think that's the strongest part of the painting. You almost have to approach something that big like it's a cityscape. You could even use something like those mirrored sketches from posts #141 and #142, grab bits of that abstract detail and throw it into parts of the ship.
Or you could just change the scale to 1000 cm and call it a day.
skMOP, Lav, and JcinNYC, thanks for your comments!
0kelvin - while I was working on it I couldn't figure out what makes a isolated object look large or small, but the detail makes a lot of sense now. I'm done with that one but on the next I will have to keep that in mind.
I should photograph some stuff... thought I did but I will update anyways. Lots of anatomy studies coming this way soon.
lav - for the terrible quality drawings I use tegakie, one of those online drawing apps. no layers, no pen pressure, no eyedropper, no textures, and limited colours. Sometimes I find it easier to work with limitations so I don't get stuck thinking about the millions of ways I can render something.
Speaking of a million ways to render something I just bought Painter Sai, and I love it. Need to play around with it some more to figure it out. Here is a ...lump?
Wow, those skull, mouth, nose and eye studies look fantastic.
Time for my yearly update I guess!
Since the last update I got a full time long commute job, quit, spent a month going across Canada and back, and nursed a seriously sprained right thumb.
Here's a few sketches from my travels.