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that zombie is just awesome 0.0
Man, you're really good, and I can clearly see how you've improved through the SB. Great work.
I have to study more. Unfortunately I'm a bit old to think it beyond a hobby. Keep up the good work.
loving that portrait study, sourgasm just quoted. very cool thinks happening here as far as improvement is concerned. PUSH it maaaaan!!
Ostroponis, woah, thanks!
gordebak, well, sir, then I wish you keep at your hobby. It's a great hobby to have.
sourgasm, heh, thanks dad!
Nisshoku, absolutely correct, the pose is stiff as a cardboard. But it's a zombie... so it looks okayish. Thanks for dropping by. And he's all yours.
Gloominati, thanks for the encouragement. Ridiculously good sb you have.
Some WIP shots from the CHOW entry I'm working on...
Thanks for visiting my SB! I like the female head of post 182 and the skinfolds and shadow of the single head in post 211! Thanks for sharing your sketches! Keep on posting pencil stuff, please!
I'm not "sir" old. Still 34.
Another pass at the CHOW.
Also, I wanted to share something. Other than when I'm drawing on the tablet, my hand is shaking like crazy. The back of my hand hurts, and the arm is a bit sore as well. But what is bugging me the most is the fact that I simply can't stop the hand from shaking.
Can it happen due to dehydration? I think now the maximum temperature at my place is around 38-40, and the humidity should be well above 90. I'm drinking about a litre of water a day.
Really cool CHOW
about the hand shaking/pains, is it like what Daarken had?:
Carpal tunnel syndrome doesnt really has much arm shaking to it. I think its just muscles trying to recover from fatigue. Do some contraction and relaxation exercises.
Like, Tighten/tense up the muscle, the relax it. Do it a few times. And also pay attention to position of your wrist. Dont let it bend inside much.
I hope it helps.
And btw really cool CHOW entry man. I would love to see what you'd with the BG.
Your sketchbook has been a pleasure to look through and I'm very impressed. Keep up this excellent work. My only crit is that on this most recent piece, the toes on the figure shouldn't look like a bunch of individual sausages, they're pushing against the ground and will flatten out and smoosh against each other. It's likely that the only gap you'll see is between the big toe and all the others.
In other news: Smashing work, you're really getting this digital painting business quite well, makes me jealous. Keep it up.
Braintree, thanks man. No, that is not it, I think. The side effects are barely there. But I'll take a break anyway!
Maunty, inspiring, what? My sb? Woah!
bhanu, thanks man, I will. And.. what BG?
sketcheth, thank you! That is one astute crit. Fixed!
Here's my final entry. Yeah... I suck...
thanks for checking out my sbook dude. i dont think you have anything to worry about with the colours in your chow piece. the piece works very well as a whole. maybe try to fix his left foot? dont really know whats going on there.
sorry to hear bout your hand/arm man ): get well soooon x
oh wow... dude~ thanks for stopping by my sketchbook. i looked through a few pages of your sketchbook and i'm in awe. really like your pencil work too, they have a graphic novel feel to them. *subscribed* keep it up dude, i'm looking forward to more updates, that chow entry is gonna kick ass
lol i tried subscribing to you, but it turns out i already am... shows how much i haven't been keeping up with my fellow CAers haha xD
Last edited by teapo; June 28th, 2010 at 12:21 PM.
Great CHOW piece man, very nice presentation that I think will do well and get you some votes. I know your finished with it, but watch out on his left arm there. It looks like you were going for foreshortening but his silhouette reads like he's got a gimpy arm! Haha, nice rendering and colors however, good luck!
first it was a serious shot in the arm to get your comment. one works alone and often feed back is one over critical brain numbing internal voice that....well u know or perhaps not.
now...I am going to spend a little time visiting your sketchbook.
So first to your edited post from a couple of years ago...I think it deserves to be reposted so it can be in your current grouping.
I am writing about post 1. You wrote
A once trainee monk in one-of-those-uber-secret-Tibetan-monasteries, he suffers from an extreme case of vertigo. As a result, he failed his final test, which involved an annoyingly large number of creaky wooden bridges. Zheng’s subsequent fall to the ground had threatened to bring down the Roof of Asia, but affected his head instead.
Since then, he calls himself Protector of the Weak (not to be confused with Protector of the Week, which, as of today, is a weird latex tube used by aliens to raise social awareness), and vows to protect all teddy bears, big or small. Although some insensitive runts prefer to call him ‘mass child murderer’, we must sympathize with him. For, after all, as his spokesperson puts it, ‘teddies are as much human as you or me’.
love it! re post it as a new post. it deserves to be seen.
Loved post 85, because of the raw energy.
I thought post 84 was good because of the execution of the pov.
Post 144 is awesome the juxtaposition of images and symbolic statements is visual poetry imho Hope you revisit whatever you had in mind. Its a story I wish to follow.
Post 160 the intensity of the eyes had a great feel. hope you have revisited this image. its too good to be at the bottom of the pack.
post 231...I think the character looks great. I think in the blades I might have wanted to see light, shapes, hints of things being reflected. The weight on the front leg the thigh muscles do not look like its weighted. I mean you have this intense, powerful, determined and very focused character who looks like he tip toeing on the ground instead of feeling like he is eating up the earth with each step he takes.
ok...thats my 1.5 inflated cents worth. I tell ya your original desire to post on CA has proved true. wow
Very nice CHOW piece! Your work is superb. Working straight in color... crazy!!!
damn, you weaseled out of doing the BG, you little bitch!!!
But oooh la la, the body is painted superbly. Nice expression and gesture in the character too.One little crit would be that the feet dont seem to be taking the entire weight of the body, as if floating or something. But then again I dunno your original intention.
SUPERB man, you are getting there. Keep at it.