My previous sb turned 1 y/o just over a week ago, and now stands at 22 pages. Which is my lucky number. I also just finished up my second year at college, so I took all this as incentive to start a new book on here and leave beautiful liar behind. Because new years comes sooner for me.
I don't feel like bumping my old sb, so I'll just very improperly thank everyone for posting and critting my work on there, it means a great deal to wake up some mornings and find that you peeps were interested enough to give well considered, well founded feedback. Muchos gracias.
Right so I'm pretty darn excited about this coming year, have a lot ideas bouncing around, a lot of pet projects, and best of all some time (college 3rd year gives you a lot of freedom, so I may well end up pursuing some of my own goals). Looking forward to doing some fun stuff.
Anycase, I'm rambling again. First art of this sb follows in my next post, this one is reserved for the almighty thumb.
- Brendan Noeth
Last edited by Brendan N; May 14th, 2010 at 06:56 AM.
So this was a pretty interesting project, it involved designing and illustrating your own ID book (the title is a play on this concept of this sb becoming an ID document and the Freudian term for the subconscious). Luckily my lecturer gave me quite a bit of liberty and increased creative direction, so I was able to ditch some parts of the brief and add extra stuff. these 9 spreads are the final result:
Didn't see your previous sketchbook, but I liked the style and the design of your project pages at the top so much, I'll have to check out your older stuff. I think you've nailed the theme, loose linework and textures really fit the subject. Good luck with your studies man, keep it up
As for your problem in post 4, I can't really see what's wrong either. When I squint, I can tell it's compositional.
I would only suggest moving the woman closer to the circle, and having her hair cross it. I find myself very unsatisfied with the 'touching' between the hair and the circle there; it irks me. See if that makes any difference.
great start to your new sketchbook. the speedpaints are really strong. on the wip for the exebition i think the problem is that the position of the figure is pulling the eye off the page which is competing with the graphic shape of the hair and the circle on the right side. i dont know what is supposed to be going on but i would think about flipping the figure and have her looking to the right side of the image, also, maybe change the position of one of the arms to also help lead the eye through the image, not off it.
themissinglink: Many thanks. The figure looking off the page is definitely part of the concept - I'm not worried about the composition on there so much, I've got it all figured out to resolve anything uncomfortable. The figure is bugging my though, I'll have to get to work on her again. Big thanks for dropping by!
Coinpurse: Thanks bro! Got the pm, you get mine? Managing the thing? You got some killer new stuff in your sb btw, keep swinging it!
Peetear: Thanks! I'm also from Pretoria, though I hope to get out of here asap. Thanks for dropping by, definitely cool to see more South Africans!
AmontilladoAg: Much appreciated. Think you are right about her arms, there's definitely something wonky there. Will check it out. cheers for stopping in!
Ignominious: haha thanks!
Felt bad for not updating - lots of cool stuff happening which I cannot or should not divulge just yet. So, not to make this post a complete bump, here are some colour sketches I did a while back. No more than 30 min on each of there, most of them are probably around 15-20 min. crits always appreciated!
Hey Brendan, didn't know you had a new SB. My first impression is soaking in your great sense of color. Every tone and mix hits a nice chord.
You're becoming a king of these speedies. As previously stated, lighting & the textures make the images sing. The SP has a nice watercolory feel. Warm, perhaps some hints of blues, turquoise influence as planes change. But non-the-less.....nicely done!
Only crit to add to the girl image with moon, is that her torso lacks a little definition. Seems a bit bulgy. I would also venture to say, that if her hair is stylized, perhaps her skirt would echo that more graphic feel as well, leaving only her figure organic as a contrast.
P.S. Thanks for your regular visits to my lackluster SB. I enjoy reading your comments, always well thought out and kind. Your books have so much creative and very personal approaches to content. Am jealous.
I know this SB will be teeming with wondrous stuff.
Last edited by AztcFireFlower; December 15th, 2007 at 05:28 PM.
thek - haha, was thinking the same thing as I was posting em, kinda ruins what little feel this book has. here's to more ruining! thanks for dropping by, glad you like the anim stills!
bhanu: Many thanks, assimus pattus appreciate the drop-in bro!
Aztec! lackluster?! LACKLUSTER?!! LACK!! LUSTER!!? For once I don't entirely agree with your post haha . Your book is anything but lackluster, ma'am. Big thanks for the crit on the girl in post 4, it's the crit I've been waiting for. I'll get to fixing asap. Many thanks for your droppings-by, I always appreciate and enjoy reading your comments immensely.
paperX: Thanks dood, cool to see you around! Appreciate the kind words. I do have msn, but rarely get on, Internet is not so friendly to south africans anymore . Throw me a pm though and I'll add you on!
another speedbump: went through a windmill fad one morning, no more than about 40 min on each (ref'd of course):
Great stuff Brendan! I really like the first one in the last update, the colours work very well, give it a very distinct look. Also enjoying the abstract environments in the previous posts, enjoyed them a lot in your old thread as well.
Your sense of colour amazes me! I'm a bit envious, to be honest Your pictures have impressive atmospheres and mood, mostly because of your well thought-out colour palette. Your line strokes are very confident as well, it's like organized chaos, because it looks very sketchy but still appears to be calculated.
Perhaps enough asspat for one post? Most likely, but I'm still saying that I look forward to see more of your work!