Just a quickie, lol its all the time I get lately to work on personnel stuff, not that I am complaining!
This is actually for the Zombie Zoo series, it is a suit based around a main character in the soon to be comic. (eventually).
He is one of the squad members of the team that enter the zombie zoo to flush out the cause of the infection. I wont be showing his bio or anything just yet, but I will say he builds his own armour, due to his lack of confidence in the marine corps engineering department (long story). His personality is quite out of control at times, which I wanted to portray in his hap hazard suit. So making sure there werent many mirrored areas was key to this I think. Oh and that's not his real face lol, I just put that in for a laugh as I need to design his human look yet.
2 hours(ish), no refs. Photoshop and Painter
Considering the time you had to create this I'm amazed with how it all comes together and uses light in different ways to a acheive a real sense of character. Maybe that's the trick to it. Hope you continue despite your time constraints!
Awesome sketchbook, man! ill be checking out this sketchbook more often!
Espenboi : Thanks man! ill try and update it more often
Chupacabra : Thank you! Wish I could post the freelance work I have been working on the past couple of months. Ah well!
Wasker : Cheers Wasker, I agree with you, and actually the past month or so im concentrating on much more realism then I usually do. It was actually a crit from one of my interviews that made me focus on realism more. Again, wish I could show the work I have been doing lately.
cout<mecha : Thanks! Yeah lighting definently as a key role in forming character. Its quite surprising how a simple line sketch can be transformed feeling wise with different lighting and rendering.
Walid D: Might have one for you at the end of the week if all goes as planned.
algenpfleger: Cheers man!
Been working freelance pretty hardcore lately, hence the abandonment of this sketchbook. Wish I could show you guys some of my new stuff but alas, it comes with the job. Ah well, im learning!
Cheers for everyone taking the time to crit or comment in my sketchbook, I seriously appreciate it a ton. Been studying from references a lot recently to push my rendering and understanding of anatomy. Heres a back study below, hope ya like it!
cout<mecha : Hey man, thanks for the crits. yeah I couldent help myself with the old spitshine highlights, bad habit of mine. Oh and from the butt down I left unfinished on purpose as it was mainly a back study, nothing serious.
Ian Miles: Thanks Ian! Ill try and upload more soon!
Clochette : Thanks very much! Concentrating on the real world artist wise now, gotta get the foundations correct which should help me tons in the long run.
Thought I would upload this study as I spent a little bit of time on it. Taking my time trying to soak everything up, concentrating on more simplified versions now to set as a basis for the muscle attachments, ligaments etc. Cheers for looking!
Last edited by Saturns Gate; November 18th, 2008 at 06:42 AM.
LOVE the skelly and this last study! Its so good! Really great colors and omg...im asspatting so hard....lol. Only one thing. It may be my poor judgement, but it seems like there is something a little off with the bones in the foot closest to us on mr skelly.
*edit* Just saw the deep stuff and WOW...Thats amazing! Awesome job on that!
Last edited by Seage; November 18th, 2008 at 12:29 AM.
The last two studies are really great as a excerize and how they become. You're quite a fan of using saturated colours?
But your concepts and presentation of the deep are really awesome! I want sooner or later make a one shot comic which is also ocean themed.
Your works are pretty awesome.I love your creature designs ecspecially,you also have great color values.
View My Sketchbook!(Crits are needed)(Looking for a mentor)
Bigtayter: Thanks man! Appreciate it!
Whitevillage: Hey thanks, yeah I do have a tendency to get a bit carried away with the old colors. I think im getting more subtle with it though. Cheers!
Seage:haha! Hey its all good, crits are what its about and I think you may be right, I still got a lot of studying to do anyhow so ill crack it in the end. Cheers man!
Well would ya look at this, Sean actually got the balls to use real paint for once in his life!
This is the first painting I have done since I was little (that one did not go to well) Next one should have more color, breaking myself in slowly.
Anyway, hope ya like!
you really show a lot of dedication to your studies! they are a pleasure to look at
great underwater creatures. they show a lot of variation and feels believable. Sometimes their body and anatomy makes me wonder how they act in a somewhat reality. the crab man looks great because he has a sort of separation from his harder shell parts and his more tentacle soft body. I am not sure how it looks with soft jelly parts meeting more human like muscles.
thats just thoughts
keep up the nice SB
I love your skeleton although your phalanges are slightly too long in places, and the radius and ulna don't quite line up with the eblow and wrist.
In the latest analog painting the guys forehead seems too low to me - i'm not sure if the material should have emphasised a larger forehead or if the guys bald, I dunno.
Would love to see more, you have a good imagination.
wow your colours are freaking sweet
i agree with ^, about the forehead, perhaps you could have brought it up just slightly
but other than that, everything else is awesome, love your work
may have inspired me to do some actual...painted pictures..whatdya call them...paintings? haha XD
Hey guys, sorry ive been gone a while, you know the score, freelance and all that.
Anyway, heres a few I can show, for the prince of persia contest that was held on deviant art. Its been crazy lately with freelance and I just had an interview at a games company and actually got offered the job! Im over the moon about that right now! Made my year!
Ill reply to everyone's comments soon, going to sleep now, tired as hell. Cya!
Awesome work and congrats on job!
Amazing and creative designs.