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August 31st, 2008 #121Registered User
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Really cool seeing all that progress, it's getting exponential!
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August 31st, 2008 #123
your getting there, good work ! 4*s
September 1st, 2008 #124
September 1st, 2008 #125
Ahhh!!!! The Colgate Demons Are Out To Kill Us With Fresh Breath!!!
Nicely done so far, I like how you've been keeping your paintings loose yet adding focus to specific points, and the colors and tones are very nice. Keep things going down this road and you'll find yourself going far.
September 1st, 2008 #126
thanks crazy dude, what I'm trying to do with my paintings is finding a balance into keeping the paintings 'painterly' and tightening them up in a such a way that they don't look like unfinished scribbles. This basicaly forced me to rethink my whole process to painting from point 1. What I used to do was simply start at a point and continue untill the canvas was filled, which didn't quite work so doing my best to divide everything into 'parts' now. This also gives me a better idea to when I can call something finished or not, since I know exactly what I still have to do and what not. Atleast, that is the idea behind it, but I don't think I'm quite there yet hehe
anyways, a few steps further with this one:
September 5th, 2008 #127
September 7th, 2008 #128
September 22nd, 2008 #129
lol, well let's compete then! The suggestion to do both a chow/eow/cow you gave on msn was a fine plan which I think we really should pull through. That will be fun!
ok, I did a lot more but I still have to scan it etc. so that will come later but for now an update on the castle picture in the previous post:
September 23rd, 2008 #130
September 24th, 2008 #131
September 24th, 2008 #132
You were good, now you rock and soon You'll be a kick-ass! Great to see how Your style and skill evolve. Keep pushing!
September 24th, 2008 #133
just a critic concerning the perspective mistakes in the last environment sketch,
the roof looks as if it was falling back, maybe you should have drawn lines of perspective before drawing the full building.
It's strange it's a mistake that's only on the last sketch, your colored enviro are good otherwise.
September 24th, 2008 #134
September 24th, 2008 #135
September 27th, 2008 #136
Your environments are still goregous as they were... keep workin' on your anatomy and you'll be well-rounded in no time
September 27th, 2008 #137
hey nice sb you got here i like your pencils a lot, you've got some good linework. i think your digis are looking good as well however i believe you should try enhancing you light tonal values just slightly (can be done by adding simple highlights). other than that just keep on doing what you're doing.
To live is to create, to create is to live. Without art and music, I do not know how I would get by in my day to day life.
September 27th, 2008 #138
The guy with the hole in his belly scares me so much. I feel like he's going to put the brush in there to clean it out and that makes me feel really sick! Haha.
I like your forms when you block in images roughly. Especially landscapish things. What brushes do you use? Your own, or?
September 28th, 2008 #139
Really digging the recent works dude, The characters' looking top notch and well thought out. Be careful though, the lower process of the fibula is set lower than the Tibula just slightly...
I'd like to see that speed painting evolve a bit more though!
September 29th, 2008 #140
Nubb, thanks! That coming from you means a lot to me. I've been a silent fan of you hehe
Feil Magnus, you are most fully correct! The reason I usually don't use perspective lines (I don't use them with my digitals aswell) is because it slows down the progress of painting the actual thing and I want to have as much 'freedom' as possible when forming the shapes/colors/composition with the first 10-20 minutes of my paintings. In photoshop I can simply correct it afterwards if it happens to go wrong but with pencil I ofcourse don't have that luxery.
zelda_geek, you aren't the first one to say so, so more details on there way!
Earendil, hey! yea, I'm still loving the environments. I do miss the classes with form though, they really gave you something to push towards to.
Matte_Art, thanks! I will.
thesadpencil, thank you very much for the critic. I think this one goes in the same line as the one from zelda_geek. I'm still missing the part that makes the focal points actual focal points. I'll try to work on that.
HaJime, These are the brushes I use, and yes I indeed use my own:
1. This is the simple hard brush which well, everybody uses. It's the only brush that you already have when you install photoshop.
2. I use this brush to quickly block in my shapes, I've added some texture to it, so that it gives some extra details while using it.
3. The soft brush. The reason that I don't use the one that comes with photoshop, is because I can now decide how soft I want the brush to actually be.
4. 'round' brush with some textures. A simple round brush with textures, to give a less smooth 'look'.
5. A round brush with wet edges for just... well no particular reason. :p
6. Another brush to block in shapes, the difference with the other one is that this one doesn't containt any textures so it gives a bit sharper look.
I usually also make one or more brushes which are totally random before every painting which simply do a lot of crazy stuff you usually don't want to happen. Mainly because I work better on a messy canvas then on a white canvas. I also switch a lot between painter and photoshop.
hope this helped you a bit
The Crazy Dude SRD, thanks for notifying! I didn't know that
A little update:
September 29th, 2008 #141
September 29th, 2008 #142
September 30th, 2008 #143
September 30th, 2008 #144
October 1st, 2008 #145
October 1st, 2008 #146
October 1st, 2008 #147
I find the Girl from Post 144 very interesting. Its like half cartoon painting, half adventure pixel sprite from "day of tentacle" ;-)
are you still working on the castle ruin image? i hope so, it needs a nice storytelling element in the foreground.
great stuff all around, pencil rendering is superb!!
October 2nd, 2008 #148
you have some fun little creepies in here. i would watch how many white speech bubbles you put in stuff, it's fun and works most of the time but sometimes i think maybe in the castle painting i liked it before ^^
October 14th, 2008 #149
hey kfeeras and hp, thank you for the replies, they are much appreciated!
Ok, no update right now, but I'm just anouncing that I will go slow on the updates for a while. This because since a few days my drawing hand started to hurt, and keeps hurting ever since. So to prevent it from getting worse I'm taking a little break, before I really injure myself :/
October 25th, 2008 #150Illustrations & graphic novels
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It's too bad to read about your hand. Have you've been to the doctor with it and/or did you get a treatment? Your last speedpaintings breath a lot of atmosphere, although why don't you try to colour your pencil work? It might give a nice effect then only painting from scratch.