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September 24th, 2008 #61
well... It certainly has been a very long time since I posted anything here... it makes me sad, but I just havent been working on anything digital lately.. except what I will post.
I have been drawing in my personal sketchbook however. But it is about twice as large as my scanners scanning surface... I need a new scanner -.-;;
well... this is not finished, but its something ive been working on for the past few nights. I kinda think I need help with the fur, so anything anyone can think of will be much appreciated.
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hmmm... sorry for taking such a break.. i feel really bad about it. I still make some time to sketch, but ive been working on my warhammer army alot. Though that is pretty much finished so I hope to be able to get rolling on doing more drawing again.
here are some things ive been working on over the past few nights. Crits are welcome and wanted, as always!
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December 16th, 2008 #66The Cat's Deputy (POW! Moderator)
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The Space Marine seems a little short for a stormtrooper? But seriously, he's a bit squat and uh, fat? wide? for the proper Space Marine look. Those muscle studies are sweet though, good going. The bears and fairy are cute, especially the polar bear. Did you ever finish that ugly orangatang looking thing from the top of this page? That was looking well, mate. I'ld like to see it finished up.
December 16th, 2008 #67
It is actually shorter and stubbier. I was going for that, just because I was kind of going for a more stylized version of one. Cartoonifying it a bit.
As for the orangatang thing... its about at the point I posted it at. I got caught up in other things... Ill go back to it... eventually lol.
Thanks for the comment man, it is appreceated.
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December 22nd, 2008 #70
a penguin thingie i did as a gift for a cousin for Christmas.... It might just be my imagination but I feel that I have improved on my lighting. Though I still need alot of work to be up to par.. Could this just be wishful thinking? let me know please.
oh and there are some hand studies here too..
December 22nd, 2008 #71
December 23rd, 2008 #72
Heres something I did for my sister-in-law for christmas. Kinda weird I know. but she likes weird things and cats... so i figured id do a weird cat.
Its starting to become disencouraging... if thats even a word.. to post here. I mean, I dont expect everyone to comment but, people only really seem to pay attention to people that ridiculously good and not to people who arent. Isnt the point of posting a sketchbook here to get critiques and such? I dunno. Its just starting to bother me a bit is all...
anyways. C&C is always welcome, hope you enjoy.
December 29th, 2008 #73
heres a study of a skull. I really should invest in getting a fake one to draw from multiple angles, so I dont have to rely on pictures >< .
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January 1st, 2009 #75
Yo dude. Your work show a lot of potential but you seem to be lacking on a few essential things. I'd highly recommend drawing a lot from life, seek out art studios nearby and see if they offer weekly life drawing sessions. Those help so much, my artistic IQ went way up after I started attending those. Also, do fuckload of anatomy studies. Do them daily. Check out Bridgman, Loomis and Schider. I hear Goldfinger is a good source as well (thats more for how muscle is attached to skeleton). Also, be careful with color. It's really hard. I'd suggest taking a step back and focusing on the basics: line work and tonal range (black, grays, white). The key ingredient to make all this work is discipline.
Alright dude. Take care, good luck and never let down.
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January 2nd, 2009 #76
wow, feed back lol. thanks Peetaer.
I actually I know what your talking about, the whole life drawing thing at least. My main problem with that is that I work nights, so my schedule is weird and its hard to find a place that I can work with. I have been trying to use pose maniacs a bit (http://www.posemaniacs.com) . I also try to do alot of drawing of my hands or from photo reference.
All that being said I dont think I draw enough from life. *sighs* I am easily distracted -.-;
an example of this is this next post... i cant believe that this is all I did last night at work.. But at least I did something ><
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its the centaur again, just more progress and i fixed his back legs a bit. Im starting to like him. Lemme know what you think.
January 2nd, 2009 #81
keep going - good stuff
don´t detail too early - learn through loose sketching
January 3rd, 2009 #82
Hallo Kristo Novo, thanks for stopping by I do alot of random sketching actually. Most of it doesnt make it here. Although I do need to learn to stop going into too much detail when I start to paint. I tend to try to 'finish' details on a part before I lay the foundations for everything else.
Anyways, heres another update. Continuing to like it, so I'll keep going. Crits are welcome as always.
January 5th, 2009 #83
something different. Scifi ish thing. It looks kinda like a Tau Stealth suit from Warhammer 40k... though that wasnt intended.
January 7th, 2009 #84
an alien vs a beasty type thing. Diddnt spend too long on it. But I felt I needed to update so... here it is.
January 7th, 2009 #85
ye gods man have you LOST your MIND!?!
sorry. title got me.
anyway, really like the centaur thing. your anatomy has definitively improved. now you need to look at the horse part
the horses's chest muscles should form a bridge between the front legs. the 'frontal knee', which is a human's wrist should get more space. elongate it. and the fluffy stuff covering the hoves should end covering just about the whole hoove. don't foget the joint between the hove and the lower leg. the lowerleg part is actually a humans hand.. it ends in our first index bone which in the horse is a bone almost a long as the hove, but a lot thinner. our second and last finger bones make up the horse's hove.
same thing in the back, wher the joint opposed to the 'front-knee' would be a humans heel.. like how its fleshing out though. ^^ show me an update!
January 8th, 2009 #86
haha, thanks Ashess. I changed the title to be more interesting, so .. your reaction is sort of what I was going for lol.
I actually feel like Ive hit a wall with the centaur thing, hence why I have moved on for now. I'll probly go back to it soon though. i hope I do, because I like where its going.
As for what im working on now, this is ... well I dont know what this would be called. Im sure someone has a name for something like it but.. Its like a flying centaur of sorts. Im gonna try and look at some bird pictures to see if I cant make the wings right, but so far i think its coming out okay.
January 9th, 2009 #87
update on the flying horse guy. Im doing him in color just because Im getting kinda sick of black and white lol. you can see where Ive spent more time on him, but Im not finished with him yet! Crits welcome as always
January 15th, 2009 #88
Hey, been a bit too long since I posted something... I need motivation But heres something that I have updated... I actually hadnt worked on it since I first posted it >< lol. Its coming close, still a good ammount of work left to do.. I might try to add a bit of a background too. but I dont know yet. : \
Crit as always please!
January 16th, 2009 #89
I did alot of sketching in my actual book last night, still no scanner of camera though But, I will post what I did on the creature guy so you can see the progress. Its not much, but I think I did an okay job defining the fur on him. Just gotta do the paws and the hands.... and then Im thinking about traveling into the background >< lol. But I dont know what I would do for that.... Anyone got any suggestions?
January 19th, 2009 #90
Heres a bit of sketches I did with my tablet last night. and some work on the creature guy. Started on a background for him.
Crits are welcomed as always.