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January 5th, 2008 #1
Thirdeye's Sketchbook II - Updated Daily
Ok ... so ... new year, new sketchbook - I think that it's good time to start fresh, go back to basics and stuff
I didn't get much feedback in the old sketchbook near the end so maybe new one will get more attention and I will hopefully get more crits and suggestions - to help me grow
Oh ... the old thread is here : http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...94&page=12 in case anyone wanted to check it out
Last edited by thirdeye; March 3rd, 2010 at 09:23 AM.
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Hey. You're back . Cool mutants.
I sometimes feel (from seeing also your earlier drawings) like you would like to push the design more but you're worried about making too much mess. Maybe use tracing paper during some stage so you can try out different things before you start rendering.
In the digital pic there is something too look at the top, bottom right part has something interesting but in the middle the picture feels a bit empty and not defined beacuse of the darkness. I had similar problem in one concept and I managed to solve it by introducing secondary light source and subtle reflected light that hits the deepest shadow. Generally if it's hard to define some form, introduce some more light. You can always later adjust levels to make the darker shadow tones more sublte .
The textures look really nice. You're going in right direction with level of detail.
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January 5th, 2008 #3
January 6th, 2008 #4
Farvus - thanks I'm trying to get back to the forums like in the old days.
Thanks for valuable pointers
You're totaly right about details in my pencil sketches - I think that it's more a mather of how I approach them. I tread them as practice, to not let my skills rust, rather then designs and I make them simpler. You're right sometimes I don't want to overload them with details, because I overlook the main forms then and they come out all weird and messy. But still, it doesn't mean that I won't try to find a golden mean
As to the other piece - you're right, it's mainly because it started as a head and arms sketch with main focus on the head. I added the rest of the body later But I became aware of the issue you mentioned near the end and added a little bounce light, but I think that secondary light will be a better idea.
DanielC - thanks a lot, it's a great compliment coming from you
Today's update ... a little PS "sketch". I was experimenting with making a sketcbook-like composition of sketches in photoshop. Just like I do in my traditional sketchbook. It's still an early WIP - I only worked on the two top characters a bit more.
January 6th, 2008 #5
January 6th, 2008 #6
yoyo nice start.. i like the last image
the alien on the right side his skull is fire man
you like drawing aliens more then anything else i see?
do you ever think to yourself about actual customers that might want aliens etc?
holla at my sketchbook it would be appreciated
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January 6th, 2008 #7
Creature design is great, rendering is nice, love the contrast you've got going in the first design. Only critique is they're all quite similar looking creatures, but they all look good is what counts! Keep it up, hopefully a new sketchbook will be just the right thing for you!
January 6th, 2008 #8
Hey Thirdeye, Just folowed u from Koppas SB
AS it was said before, your character designs are hubba hubba! They would make wicked 3d renders *hint * hint* Tech wise Ive got no comments or critics.. I believe you are past that. its just creating designs for you from now
January 7th, 2008 #9
ha thats pretty cool man yeah render em up all 3d
January 7th, 2008 #10
January 10th, 2008 #11
cool and weird stuff
the second one is great ... seems to be the creature is going to step out of the picture... really 3d-ish
fantastic textures, you got there
and well another sb delivering new freaking horror creatures to make my dreams to become horror-trips
January 11th, 2008 #12
Pelican - The Fire In Our Throats Will Becon The Thaw
Connie Cane - thank you
ACRO - thanks, it's actually not just aliens, don't judge themes of my drawings on just 3 of them I've put these just for the start - I'm actually focusing now on human characters because I'm still bad at them
IanE - thanks
marioucci - thanks, that's a huge compliment but I wouldn't entirely agree - I'm more crytical to my skills and I'm aware of the flaws and lacks I have and need to work on
koppa - thank you
Quick_Sketch - thanks, you will definitely see human characters and color pieces as well, be patient - I'm just starting And thanks for the pointer, I actually heard this advice about my sketches a couple of times
Farin - hehe, thanks - I'm glad I can make your dreams just a little scarrier
Nothin' special today - just a sketch I've been struggling with for a while now, it started out as a CHOW entry (theme was "Herald") I already tried doing it in many ways - trying different lighting, composition etc. started with color but I flattened it to B/W after a while - to focus on values, lighting and the mood
I know it's not much but crits are most welcome
January 11th, 2008 #13
Hey. I dig your new updates.
Pierwszy szkic jest intrygujący . Podoba mi się ten stwór z dwoma mackami po przeciwległych stronach głowy. Kompozycja jest naprawdę bez zarzutu. Fajnie by było zrobić na podstawie tego jakiś film 3d.
Co do CHOW'a to ciężko powiedzieć przy tak wczesnym szkicu. Wydaje mi się że postać ma ręce troche za długie w stosunku do nóg bądź też jego nogi są za krótkie. Poza tym ta wysunięta noga ma taką pozycję że trudno powiedzieć gdzie jego udo łączy się z miednicą. Ten szczegół na dole pracy to chyba róg. Dobrze by było gdyby nieco ubarwiał sylwetkę i był zawieszony gdzieś z przodu bądź z tyłu ciała.
Zapowiada się nieźle. Ciekawe ustawienie światła. Prawe przedramie jest w stosunku do niego najkorzystniej ustawione więc tam warto dać jakiś fajny detal no i jego prawa dłoń będzie miała niezły kontrast .
PS. A... jeszcze co do oświetlenia tak generalnie. Polecam pomaganie sobie drewnianym manekinem. Do póz się zupełnie nie nadaje ale można go ustawić na biurku pod lampką i masz jakiś prosty reference jeśli chodzi o światło i cień.
January 14th, 2008 #14
hell yah man looking good !!!!!http://www.thirdeye.lap.pl/CA%20Sket...0%20detail.jpg nice man !!!!!!
January 16th, 2008 #15
Farvus - dzieki za wskazowki - masz racje co do jego nog, wygladaja na za krotkie, w zamysle mialy sie chowac niemal calkiem w jakiejs tkaninie na podlodze , ale moze to zmienie, rog - faktycznie inne ustawienie mogloby ubarwic sylwetke - nie pomyslalem o tym
liam - thanks a lot :]
Color PS Wip - crits are most welcome
January 16th, 2008 #16
Wow. I love the crazy critters, and you show nice rendering. My favorite is http://www.thirdeye.lap.pl/CA%20Sket..._00%20copy.jpg
The interplay between lights and darks is great, and it's just rough enough, in a really nice way. I'm looking forward to seeing more.
February 12th, 2008 #17
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Really cool stuff, I like your weird concepts. Keep drawing!
I'm only 15 and would like some comments/critiques/tips so CHECK OUT MY SKETCHBOOK! Please =] http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=117399
March 29th, 2008 #19
March 29th, 2008 #20
cool stuff, really like ur squidy stuff, u renders are great too, keep it up, whould like to see more, esp color.
March 31st, 2008 #21
Lotet - thank you, a lot more colors coming up
Today just one - i'm trying to rework this guy, give him more realistic feel.
March 31st, 2008 #22
cool monest~like his head and mark
March 31st, 2008 #23
wow you've got some awesome creations! Keep it up man, love the jaw on the last creature
April 9th, 2008 #24
Thanks a lot for the replies
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April 10th, 2008 #25
I love your line and the way you are drawing, great stuff!!!
ps. cieszy fakt że jest tu kilku polskich artystów pozdrawiam i zapraszam na mój sketchbook
June 10th, 2008 #26
Ok so another two months have passed without posting.
Roczniak - dzieki za wizyte
June 12th, 2008 #27
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June 12th, 2008 #29
is that a tree on his head ??? I like the way you handle values so well.. I dont think i can judge your drawings too much but with all those naked mutants with tentacles ( tentacles are so fun to draw arent they ? ), a couple of characters with costume designs would be nice to see, and maybe an extra challenge for you ?! heee really great stuff thanks for sharing.
August 5th, 2008 #30
After a far far too long - one doodle to dig this out of the abbys. Hopefully I'll be able to update more regularily now. Cheers