Damn good work in here man, loving the designs! Hope to see more on that sculpture, love that stuff!
Originally Posted by gutss
yesterday, God came to me in a dream and told me that if I don't become a comic book artist, he has decreed that I shall instead be a burlesque dancer.
And I said, "But God, nice panties are so expensive!"
And he said, "Welp, I suppose you better shut up and draw."
You've got some wicked stuff here dude! I absolutely love your style, keep it up!
Though, I must ask.. Did you ever finished the WIP on post #18 (ultra old, I know haha) of a teddy bear attacking, with the toy soldiers and blocks?? I thought that the sketch was absolutely brilliant! Certainly something I'd love to see finished.
Thanks heaps. I didn't finish the bear one, but here's another I just started.
I haven't spent long on it just yet, but I just KNOW the composition / size of the bear can be pushed a lot more, but can't quite figure what to do... so while i'm toying away just posting this here for some awesome feedback that you guys always give. Hehe.
Edit: some progress.
Last edited by BlightedArt; November 22nd, 2011 at 05:43 AM.
The gorilla story art pushed me to make a folder for you in my Inspiration file.
Crit for the black bear pic:
I'm finding most issue with the bear's face. It's behind the log, but presumably its muzzle sticks out.. but there doesn't seem to be enough space/distance between its face and the log for that to be possible, so it flattens it out and kinda gives a pug dog feel.
I'd like to see the red eye emphasised more maybe put it further away from the red-ish log or open it more -- try to make sure it's unambiguous from bloodshot from being tired.
Right now it's a bit unclear to me whether it's sleeping or just collapsed from battle, or trying to hide behind the log. The expression says 'frustrated', though it's a bit hard to tell because the muzzle is covered.
The black of the bear is kinda dead-space-y, so maybe put more light on the head to make it pop, perhaps give some texture.
The poked-out eye is very bright, especially given it's mostly in shade. (I was gonna say it's flat, but that kinda works for the cartoony stylised thing here.) Maybe you want it to have lots of emphasis and stylisation, just strikes me as a bit extreme given you have more subtle details throughout the rest.
I'm not exactly sure what the form is on the part of the rock that meets the other part on the left (as in if you asked me to sculpt it, I wouldn't be sure about the part in shade)... also wouldn't the sticky out bit of snow throw it into shadow a bit?
I just realised I can't read where the log ends on the right. Is that its back leg or...? Is it just a log or is it like a wood bed or something? Or is it that it broke off in a semi-jagged way? (I guess the latter?)
Been lurking around in this thread for a few months now, about time I drop a comment. Like many other, I love your style - especially your inky sketchbook stuff, great lines and a great feel to it. The graffiti painting skull in a hoodie is a favorite.
The last illustration with the bear turned out great!
Lulie - Thanks heaps for that amazing feedback. I've yet to get back to this image yet, decided to step away from it but keen to get back into it in the morning. I agree with most of what you've suggested, and will try to push the image further. Thanks heaps.
Blunderguffer - Thanks heaps mate! ^^
Black Spot - Thanks, yeah the cross is a little out of place... so a plaster would fit more for sure. Thing is I really like the chalky cross I've been seeing on works like McBess', and would really like to try imply something like a missing eye more figuratively with a symbol. Just a personal exercise, I'll be working on it more so we'll see how it goes aye? Thanks heaps for pointing it out though!
Snafu - Thanks heaps!! Appreciate it!
Jephyr X - Hey mate, no worries, I hope you're keeping well and kicking life in the balls. If not I'll kick it there for you, 'kay? The bear pic isn't for a book, just personal shape playing.
Here's a random one from tonight, was on a bit of a downer today, but got a good random-wtf sketch session out, and feeling good / loosened up.
Entered a competition lately to design a tee. The work doesn't look much like what I normally do, but there were printing limitations in place that were intersting to try work around. The comp's open for a little while longer, and if you like my design I'd really appreciate some votes / ratings (same thing) and some shares on fb or g+ or whatever, all situated under the pic.