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    piorbook

    Hi all!

    Been visiting CA on and off for a while but I think that having a sketchbook thread here and sticking around more would be beneficial... so here goes, last nights doodle - it started from an old lowpoly female character of mine I was messing with, bended the mesh at an odd position and like the silhouette hence used it as a black and white starter

    I think I have a certain mental block when it comes to rendering - I have a tendency to try and render everything, at the cost of composition and lighting. I believes this comes from years of traditional line drawing and (more recent) years of game texture painting which makes me more prone to focus on individual objects rather than color depiction of spaces. But it's no excuse! Plus I find myself to be too heavy-handed (fat strokes, dark outlines) so that's something else I want to work on.

    Also I've got a 12WX on order, Cintiqs have been a dream for years hence I am quite excited about it. I find drawing/painting on computer much less comfortable than traditional art hence I can't wait to bring the action to the sofa!

    Hope to update this thread often.

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    That's a great start! Hope to see more~

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    Excellent artwork, and incidentally we share the same birthday.

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    yea, i agree i think this is awesome... good job on it, would love to see more!

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    excellent overall. just a thing or two

    you mentioned you think you're heavy handed with outlines and such, and this picture has evidence of that, although not blaring and unpleasant. I thought I'd mention it - The underneath of the vehicle has a sharp edge all the way around that can be seen, whereas I think it would have been much better to have a soft edge at the front and maybe completely lose the edge in the back wich is in the thick of the deep shadow. If I squint my eyes, the line disapears and it all merges, and the image looks much more 3 dimensional.

    remember that edges are pretty much as important as every other aspect of a painting, such as colour, tone, and drawing.

    Curious to know if you first painted it in grayscale then coloured it. If so, how did you go about colouring it?

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    Haha Odin, July 19th wins!

    Thanks for the feedback guys. Nethus you hit the nail on the head! That's exactly what I need to work on (I didn't try with that piece yet, it was basically the one that made the problem obvious to me). Regarding loose edges ... I have seen some rather nice things recently in the car design field, very loose yet powerful designs - I'll try to experiment with that.

    As for the technique. So I started with a pure black and white cutout and just messed with it, adding lines cutting shapes aso, trying to get a design out of the mass. Then just painted over. I don't really use blending modes when coloring, just flat ranging from 75 to 100% opacity most of the time.

    For the next sketches I'l try to use something more ambiant as a starter (ie suggesting atmospheric perspective) as opposed to black and white cutouts. Also I am mostly doing characters usually hence this is a pleasant break from the routine.

    Laters!

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    Hey Pior!
    cool to see you here welcome to CA
    cool sketch, hope you'll post more!

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    Nice works there, welcome, keep posting im keeping an eye on you

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    whoa, those are really cool!
    uh...i'm really not in the position to crit on anything, haha. maybe you could try drawing things in pespective....but those'll probably rock as well

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    Yo there, lunchbreak update. I keep spotting things I don't like now, like ... them colors! Haha, better start a new one I guess

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    MORE! you really have to show us more of your works.

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    Looks real good man. The sketchy parts at the bottom take away from the realism, though if you were aiming for that "concept art feel" then it looks great. How much do you study materials in the real life? Or do you study photographs? All in all, I already enjoy your sketchbook and cannot wait for further posts.

    Edit: Your website has many sweet images!

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    Great ship, hope to see more artwork soon!

    Cheers,

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    i like the way you render. took a look at the website, and you do some awesome
    low poly models. rabbit looks like its from reiq? (if thats how u spell it)

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    Really nice work!!! I have also visited you website, thanks for the reminding by MattGamer. Both you 2D and 3D skill are very solid, it must be a lot fun that running through the whole process form sketching to modeling.

    Keep it up!!

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    hey man, I actually enjoy these colors... so hey keep that one id say, and do another, and figure out what you can improve on, caus im tellin you this is a great concept, so lets see some new stuff!!! CHEERS!

    EDIT: Id say, combine the VERY first one, and the soft bottom from the last update, sign and store away somewhere, I think thats a good combination and it keeps the background somewhat "Finished" even if it is a little simple...

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    great work, since it is still in the sketch stage I dont have any critique to say about it, except id really like to see this thing in a final peice with a figure included. also, prehaps some lighting effects would help; other than the present highlights, throw on maybe some thin blue light on the dark side.

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    Really cool concept. I would have thought the colours would have been to "surfacy" but they look great!

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    Really nice art. Very good colors. Blurring it gave it alot more "life", but you should fix it so that it doesn't happen so quick. Youve sliced the image in half with it now.
    There's one little shape that I can't quite grasp ad that's the gray shape at the bottom of the vehicle beneath the cockpit. I just can't make that work in my head. Maybe you can tell me what it is.
    Very good job besides that

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    Hi all, thanks for the input!

    I don't think I'll touch that one up further, want to keep it quick (was just one of these waaaay too late night doodles) but I'll keep your crits in mind for the future... As for the little triangle shape yup it's bothering me also

    As for lowpoly s it is indeed a great feeling to take a concept all the way through the stages to finally put it in a game, turning it into something alive. Definitely a Frankenstein kind of feeling the first time you do it, and it never wears off which is why I am still doing it for fun and also do that for a living now I have something of that kind in the works and plan to finish it up by the next few weeks, it's all here :
    http://boards.polycount.net/showflat...e=1#Post264637

    As for the sketchbook, some more stuff. I just loaded Matt's brushes and started to fiddle around, using the mountain brush here but I am mostly interested in sampling my own abstract shapes to use them as concept brushes. It's like a whole new world for me. So here goes - first enviro sketch ever, it feels like babysteps haha!

    Also below is a quick test using geo shapes - such a fun process. I start to see ways to use that for characters... can't wait to experiment further!

    [thumbnails grouped on page 2]

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    I'm intending to use the UT3 tools that come with the game to do some modding and bring things right through from concept to ingame. I'm looking forward to it alot. will be ALOT to learn

    those brushes look sweet.. looks like something I need to try.. Matt's brushes - as in m@ ?

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    Hey Pior Oberson, You're one of my favourite 3d Artists for years!! (I only have 3) Plus You're an awesome 2d Artist too!!
    Keep it up , post a cool character drawing!

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    Yup Nethus game tools can be quite a chunk of information to digest... but it's worth it I think, very rewarding. If you have any questions I advise you to post on boards.polycount.net, you will get ton of pro feedback there. Mostly character artists there but also a few mappers.

    Thanks for the kind words Elihanselman I think I left 2D aside for too long so yeah I plan to post some stuff here. I couldn't use my gouache and inks these past months simply because I had no table to work on haha! But it should be fixed soon.

    Also! I am still waiting for my 12WX but! my R4 kit just arrived. Which means, sketching on the go on the Nintendo DS with the incredible app Colors, so here are my first tries with it - a self portrait from photograph and a Menzel study. I find my Menzel quite sloppy - as soon as you zoom in Colors you cannot see the whole thing anymore because of the small screen hence it make proportion judgment rather tricky. Fun nonetheless!

    This should give you an idea of the size and ratio:
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...ait_NDScol.jpg.

    [thumbnails grouped on page 2]

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    Hey Pior, big fan of your work, it's great to see you posting here. cool to see those shape discovery pieces, great stuff... haha, also you reminded me to post some of my ds doodles, love that program. Enjoy your mini cintiq!

    Can't wait to see more!

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    Wonderful stuff! I´ll be keeping my eye on this thread for sure!

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    Some more NDS action with Colors. Wrapped my Freedom Of Teach mannequin in a Christmas hat to get some bouncing light

    [thumbnail on page 2]

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    Some more baby steps!
    Trying my hand at my first env thumbnail. I was checking the stock CS brushes and fell in love with the supersharp square brush so I tried something with it- I guess the Whit Brachna thumbnail page put me in the right mood...

    That kind of thing is incredibly fun to do, need to do some more, preferably less cliché
    Now that I look back at it I think that the main door opening should be slightly taller to allow the red containers to fit in.

    [thumbnail on page 2]

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    Wicked vehicle designs, need to see more tho.
    Keep it up!

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    pior, great to have you here in sketchbook land! Diggin the book. I really want to give that DS app a try. It must be great for doing quick life color studies.

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