Ive been checking out this site for the past month or so and as Im sure is the standard phenomena for newbies, its inspired and ignited my art engines. So Im picking up my weapons of choice, dusting off my tablet and getting my slacker art arse into gear. Hope to meet many fellow concept artists and make some lasting connections as Ive been out of the game for longer than I care to admit.
so without further ado, my first post, the first of many.
Last edited by smokenmirrors; February 10th, 2012 at 06:11 PM.
Thanks for the welcome Matsign. Feels good to get back into the game. And Mister Nettle_Mountain, I certainly wont keep you waiting long . Alright here we go: I figured itd be best to post some of my old work to better gauge my progress in this field of supreme artistic athleticism. These are a mixture of acrylic and oil paintings from story I tinkered with writing in college.... they are about 4 years old or so.. :/ as I mentioned before... its been far too long. Hope you enjoy.
annnnnnd heres some more current scribbles, mostly ball point. And for those that arent digging the traditional mediums ie: pencil and ballpoint pen... dont trip, I got some PS stuff in the works... slow coming though, but I suppose thats the whole point of practice!
has a really nice atmosphere to it and nice choice of colours, very pro looking. Your pencils are kicking man, I am impressed.
The only crit I feel like I can give you at the moment is that I wish you would refine and polish some of your paintings. They look good but they would really be wicked if they felt a little more unified in colours and more worked on.
Take a look at Paul Bonner for example, I think you would dig him if you do not already.
Cheers man, keep sharing
Come, critique our art and help us grow!
Wow -- really cool stuff. The finished pieces are great, and I like how whatever you draw, it's always SOMETHING. Like it has a purpose. I'm trying to do more of that myself, instead of a bunch of random heads and bodies. I'd like to see a bit more in the way of environments. My only real crit is that some of your anatomy could use some work, but it'll come with time. Keep it up!
Mr. Gadebury: and it is good to be getting back in the thick of it. This forum helps like nothing else... wish I found it earlier. None the less, onward I go.
Buckster: Glad you like some of my mark makin' and Yeah I have seen Paul Bonners work, and its insane, so much detail and almost all watercolor..... Definately a source of inspiration. The paintings I posted are some oldies, but Ill be sure to keep your crit in mind for my new pieces no doubt.
funfetus: thinking of characters in a setting with a story really helps me crank them out vs. just the random squiggle. But it can go either way Ie: random squiggle merging into a story. either or, Im glad you got a kick outta them. And anatomy is always a work in progress: but bear in mind that all of the above was without reference.
Guilemo: thanks man! I had fun doing that one. I got some similar character/creatures coming up with the digital tool belt so hopefully they wont dissapoint.