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    major struggles

    I'm designing a label for a beer called GOG, forgot what kind of beer, but here is what i got so far, i don't do much illustration work, so i could use all and any tips, hints, suggestions.. PLEASE!!!!! he wanted a giant holding a staff and a mug of beer with antlers. plz help me guys. let me know of any problems and cant see.. just a sketch so far... thanks.

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    Do you mean to be in the Critique Center with these? This seems like a lovely start to a sketchbook...

    It is pitch black. You are likely to be eaten by a grue.

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    Yeah man, I really have nothing to say about these other than great markmaking and values. You don't need us, but I'd love to see more!

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    These are great! Keep is up!

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    Wha-?? Those are excellent, I'd definately love to see more.

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    These ARE good and they're great for sketchbook material. But while you have the general shapes of hands down, it looks like you skimp out of drawing em' in a lot of these and you don't put more detail down than a 'mitten' feel to them. I'd like to see more hands in general, even if it's just mittens.

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    Keep struggling, it's paying off. Where/with who are you studying?


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    Awesome, I want more details though. Show me more.

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    holy cow! he did it. nice stuff mike! post some of your landscapes..

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    moving to http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?p=1652567#post1652567

    I figured i'd put all my stuff in another sketchbook thread. with some landscapes

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    I love how you focus mainly on the main traits and the shadows and highlights. You don't get too cought up in details, and the lighting is really nice! My favourites are the first picture and the fifth picture.

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    Try to work in more contrapposto that would help, his pose seems a little tense for a relaxed greeting.
    Try the pose your self in front of a mirror - you'll see what I mean.

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    I was really confused when I was reading some of the posts. Mate don't remove posts you've already placed here. Just start a new one if you need help.

    In any case Venger has it pretty much covered with the actual posing of the character so I'll move on to the next element which is your anatomy. as always it would be a good idea for you to look at some references if your not sure about your anatomical execution.

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    His face looks inexpressive, the left leg looks longer and thiner than the right.

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    His legs are on different planes. I suggest moving his left (our right) leg forward a bit, or moving his right leg down to the ground.
    His torso and abdomen are also flat-looking because the strap is flat, and there's no shading to round the form out. Wrap the strap around the forms.

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    From a design sense, there is no indication that this character is supposed to be a giant (unless the cup is a barrel, which is hard to see at the sketch stage). I'd recommend throwing in a few more costume details that suggest giant and show scale.

    Grab a friend and shoot a few photos to help you work out the pose and anatomy. Look up reference of beards as the current one looks a little pasted on.

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    If you had his foot on a cart full of barrels that might help sell the scale some more.

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    I appreciate all your comments, I plan on trying to shoot my brother in law who as a similar body build to what i'm looking for. for the scaling issue, i plan on putting trees and comparing him to those, and putting more emphasis on the whiskey barrel of bear, but i'm getting busy no, time to draw, i'll post the rework soon. thanks again for everyones input.

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    lets see if i didn't create new problems

    here goes, i fixed the left our right leg, and gave him a wider bear belly, made both arms extend out farther, tried to use myself as reference. kept the left leg his right the same, now im jus looking for problems... i dont know.. ugh let me know what you think. this was suppose to be joint project, the other is on a week long trip...

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    You might run into problems; your reference has the camera parallel with your feet, while in the actual picture the camera is looking more at his face. The lines on the bicep area also kind of get in the way of the style, since most of the other muscles are shown using shading. One of his hands is also a bit larger than the other.
    You've definitely improved the legs the overall volume...keep going.

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    lol! is that you modeling? wtf is that behind you under the sheet?

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    I would appreciate it curtis if you left your comment to just helpful critiques and not outbursts of laughter at my modeling picture... its a total gym covered with a white sheet. what you don't have workout/art room?

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    more ink Sketches

    new updates, mine and jesse's this is a joint project. mine needs a background. any comments plz

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    I like the layout of the barrels better in the upper one, as the lower one looks a bit to conveniently posed. The upper one would sort of roll in random directions when stepped on like that, though. I think both could use a sort of rack or shelf that the giant can find footing on.

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    changes

    k so this is a simple color comp of what we are going with, if you have any suggestions or tips, plz go ahead. i'm doing one more digital color comp a little bit tighter and fix a few things before we do the oil painting, probably 16 by 20.

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