Sketchbook: skrubbles' sketchbook
Join Free Art WorkShopJoin Premium Art Workshop

Results 1 to 25 of 25

Thread: skrubbles' sketchbook

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Seattle, WA
    Posts
    518
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0

    skrubbles' sketchbook

    Time for me to start a new sketchbook. I'd revive my old one, but all the images are broken anyway.

    Short Introduction: I work as a 3D Character Artist for the game industry. I have nearly ten titles under my belt. I few years ago I had to make a decision to focus on my drawing or my 3D. I chose 3D because I knew I would be able to get a job quicker and I was seriously in need of a job upgrade (from working at McDonalds). I accomplished what I wanted, but I need to focus on my art again. So now I'm back! Trying to work on the things I've been neglecting for too long. I'm not going to ignore this stuff any longer! Booyah!!

    I'm going to try to update this thread on a regular basis. If you see me slacking give me a swift kick to the face!!

    Attached Images Attached Images  
    Last edited by skrubbles; December 10th, 2007 at 02:09 PM.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Seattle, WA
    Posts
    518
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    I've been trying to do speedpaints more often. I'm mainly doing them to get better at my color and lights without that nasty color-picker getting in the way. Here's a quick landscape and portrait.

    Attached Images Attached Images    
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Seattle, WA
    Posts
    518
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    The Seattle Sketchgroup is doing a mini-tdome. While I was working on some thumbnails I made something I thought was cool, but didn't fit the topic at all. I had to size it up and play with it a bit more anyway.

    Attached Images Attached Images  
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    The magical Kingdom.... of Fife
    Posts
    4,460
    Thanks
    1,133
    Thanked 1,584 Times in 1,007 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    I particularly like the way you've handled this http://conceptart.org/forums/attachm...1&d=1193438447 , but the hand could use a little more work, I think (says somebody who's crap at drawing hands), and the nose-to-mouth lines are a little too sharp and dark. Over all, though, I really like it.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Seattle,WA
    Posts
    3,269
    Thanks
    42
    Thanked 35 Times in 32 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Off to a good start Lou, nice to see you back .

    "absorb what is useful, discard what is useless, and keep what is essentially your own." - Bruce Lee

    Bojee's Monkey Brain
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...=29869&page=54
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Seattle, WA
    Posts
    60
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    I love the portrait. The skin texture and detail is really fantastic. I think maybe a little more hue variation in the white cloth around his face would be nice. I'm curious to see how the second figure develops, the silhouette looks good so far.

    -Karen
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Seattle, WA
    Posts
    518
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    alesoun - Thanks. I agree that the hand needs work (amongst other areas). I have excuses though!!! Unfortunately they won't help me become a better artist. I really just need to practice practice practice.

    Bojee - Thanks buddy I'm going to try and be a little more active in my sketchbook this time around.

    KPetrasko - Thank you. The creature doodle most likely won't develope any further then what you see above. It was just an accident while working on another creature design. I just thought it looked cool and wanted to post it.

    Here's some poses I sketched at last night's Seattle Sketchgroup meet-up.

    Attached Images Attached Images  
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    1,713
    Thanks
    103
    Thanked 170 Times in 152 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Very good,mate!Post some of your 3D art!

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Seattle, WA
    Posts
    518
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Camara - Thanks This thread is mainly for my 2d artistic growth. All the 3d stuff on my site is pretty old and most of my highpoly nextgen work is still under NDA so I can't post 'em anyway.

    Here's another speedpaint...

    Attached Images Attached Images  
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Seattle, WA
    Posts
    518
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    A quick lil character speedpaint... I think I may spend some more time on him later to fix the flaws and add more detail.

    Attached Images Attached Images  
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Seattle,WA
    Posts
    3,269
    Thanks
    42
    Thanked 35 Times in 32 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    I like where the color is going on this last one.

    "absorb what is useful, discard what is useless, and keep what is essentially your own." - Bruce Lee

    Bojee's Monkey Brain
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...=29869&page=54
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    The magical Kingdom.... of Fife
    Posts
    4,460
    Thanks
    1,133
    Thanked 1,584 Times in 1,007 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    oooh! I like yesterday's speedpaint!

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Seattle, WA
    Posts
    518
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Bojee - Thank you

    Alesoun - Thanks!

    Been busy busy busy lately. I've been looking at getting back into a studio instead of freelancing... I becoming too much of a hermit and miss having coworkers. So on top of my work I've had art tests and interviews. Anyway, I should have a bit more freetime on my hands now... especially if I'm hired for an in house position somewhere. The thing that sucks about working from home is that I'm always at work.

    As I mentioned in a previous post, the Seattle sketch group is doing a mini-tdome. The topic is "Amphibious Rodent Steampunk." Here's the thumb and the lineart I have so far. Need to clean it up and throw some colors on it. I was using a hoping mouse for ref. So that along with the frog (the heaving lower-jaw area) which also hops, I decided that the steampunk should affect the hoping. I know the gear placement doesn't make much sense, but honestly a lot of concept design for robotics in games/movies would never really work they way they're depicted... as long as it looks cool. So hopefully this looks cool enough.

    Oh yeah. I've known about this homebrew application for the DS called Colors! for a while now. I believe there's even a thread for it on this forum somewhere. Anyway, I just bought a new crimson/black DS Lite mainly because I want to get Colors! on it and have a small portable tablet PC! I can't wait for my R4 cartridge to arrive in the mail so I can play around with this program. Then I can do speedpaints whenever I feel like it!!!! MWAHAHAHAHA!!

    Attached Images Attached Images  
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  14. The Following User Says Thank You to skrubbles For This Useful Post:


  15. #14
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    San Francisco
    Posts
    960
    Thanks
    17
    Thanked 37 Times in 36 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Hey Scrubbles, thought i'd stop by and see your sketchbook great start thus far you're doing all the right things speedpaintings, posing figures, keep it up!!

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  16. #15
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    RVA
    Posts
    1,123
    Thanks
    228
    Thanked 179 Times in 156 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Nice book so far, keep up the work!

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  17. #16
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Seattle, WA
    Posts
    518
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Telvious - Thanks for stopping by
    Sublimus - Thank you!

    I need to update more often!!

    Here's some quick 1 minute gesture drawings I've been doing lately. Pose Maniacs a brilliant site!! Very very helpful for when I want to just sit down and do some quick gestures.

    Attached Images Attached Images  
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  18. #17
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    The Lowlands
    Posts
    305
    Thanks
    52
    Thanked 40 Times in 26 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Looks realy great, like your speedpaintings a lot, and yes, posemaniacs IZ great!

    Good luck(also with finding your job) and cya...

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  19. #18
    brandon.leedy's Avatar
    brandon.leedy is offline They can't do what we do and they hate us for it. Level 4 Gladiator: Meridiani
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    209
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Lovin the speedpaints, I'm trying to get into those now for landscapes. Any tips? Oh and definite second on posemaniacs, don't know how I would learn to draw people without them!

    Favorite of the thread was this, very warm rich colors, moody and calm. Water effect played a big role. Great speedpaint.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  20. #19
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Seattle, WA
    Posts
    518
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    This morning sucked... our life drawing model didn't show up at all

    ghoulio - Thanks on both counts

    Leadster618 - Thank you. I suck at landscapes/environments and that's why I'm doing the speedpaints. Only tip I have is to use ref. Doing a speed paint of landscapes or portraits from reference photos has really been helping me out. There's only one rule which is NO COLOR PICKING! Try to figure out lighting and color without using the color picking tool and stealing it from the photo. Yes it's tempting but it won't help you at all. After a few speeds you'll notice that your accuracy for color choosing will get better. Also doing this from ref will help you build and mental library of color, shapes, lighting, and how differently textured objects look and behave under different lighting conditions. I really need to do more of those studies!. A fantastic photo ref website is http://www.pbase.com

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  21. #20
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Seattle, WA
    Posts
    518
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Some morning color-study speedpaints I did this week...

    Attached Images Attached Images  
    Last edited by skrubbles; March 21st, 2008 at 09:11 PM.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  22. #21
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    England
    Posts
    586
    Thanks
    73
    Thanked 94 Times in 74 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    I love the poses, and the boat speedpaint. Hell, I love everything in this thread.

    Good job.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  23. #22
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    the tiny red dot AKA Singapore
    Posts
    1,080
    Thanks
    4,261
    Thanked 654 Times in 328 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  24. #23
    kidult's Avatar
    kidult is offline Does this sketch make my ass look fat? Level 12 Gladiator: Laqueatores
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Emonti - South Africa
    Posts
    2,428
    Thanks
    658
    Thanked 639 Times in 605 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Nice work here - good selection of stuff.

    on the last speedpaints - maybe a little depth of field? the bottom right one has a good sense but the others edges are a bit sharp

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  25. #24
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Seattle, WA
    Posts
    518
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Smokey186 - Thank you

    shamandalie - ummmm okay SURE! *HUGZZZZOMG

    kidult - Thanks. I'm doing these studies manly for color. I'm not really focusing on form or subject... just trying to understand, see, and apply color. As for edges being a bit sharp, I'm mainly using the hard-round brush with opacity pressure sensitivity. I maybe use one other unique brush to add some noise or leaves. I'm trying not to use 20 brushes and making these finished pieces... just done quick to train my eyes. Down the road when I'm more confident with my color skills then I'll worry about the other elements of painting.

    Here are yesterday morning's and today's speedpaints.

    Attached Images Attached Images    
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  26. #25
    4ntimatter's Avatar
    4ntimatter is offline if a ghost went into the fog would he be mist? Level 2 Gladiator: Ordinarii
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Dublin Ireland
    Posts
    93
    Thanks
    25
    Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Cool sketchbook mate.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

Members who have read this thread: 0

There are no members to list at the moment.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •