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Personal project, Eklispse Thread for the characters.
Working on enviros and creatures end everything with some friends, not
quite up to the level I'd want to show yet. But here are some characters I'm fairly happy with.
edit / a couple updates. nothing major. Just thought I'd remind people I'm still alive. sorry this stuff's not in order. Hope you enjoy!
oh! and here's a process of one of the characters. i know i'm not the best. but hopefully it can help someone... or help someone help me
Last edited by Interceptor; January 12th, 2009 at 12:17 PM.
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Wow, I love these. I like the way you handled the painting. Would love to see more from this personal project
Very nice, Loren. You have improved so much, but I have to say that your characters tend to look related to each other (even if only by marriage). I'd like to see some more range (of course, I get here so seldom these days that you may have posted just such a thread).
Last edited by dogfood; June 9th, 2008 at 04:58 PM.
You just keep on getting better and better!
I love the designs and always adore your line works. I don't recall seeing many of your coloring (then again, I hadn't check in to see your new works for nearly two years)
Here's some thoughts on your coloring: your coloring style work really well with a lot of the texture shown there, especially fabrics, but it appears "muddy" on the skin part, especially when combined with less saturated colors for shading.
Also your pallet for skins contains a little too many warm colors. Here are my usual approaches to avoid skin tones being too warm:
use a cold color for under paint, then add on warm flesh colors
use cold color for high lights
use cold color in secondary lighting
As for the cold color for under paint, it doesn't have to be limited in dead cold blues. Personally I find that medium-dark yellow-green could work wonders on very fair skin tones, it creates a warm feeling of the skin. Medium colored cyan-blue usually give the skin a cold feeling, and dark purple could always be used for dark skin tones.
If you want to experiment to find what color is best for under paint, you can have under-paint color in one layer, normal skin color in a separate layer and paint with the layer mask instead of the layer itself, then high light in one more layer. (I'll try to post a sample of what I mean when I get home)
love em dood! i would agree on the similarity of the faces, and they are a bit androgynous, but i love the balance of implied detail in the costumes. the patterns and shapes are really nice. Keep painting so i can fly you out here dood!
Love 'em Loren. I agree with 'Looks' comments about colour and underpainting, but the androgyny doesn't bother me, whether intentional or not. Your characters have a distinctive style that can only get stronger the more you develop it, particularly if you experiment a bit more with different characterization.
I think they look great!
really awesome designs.... I love the weapon the first guy is holding... brutal.
the characters are related to one another?
You know what the first thing I noticed was?
No facial skew!
These are great, keep on keepin' on.
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Lookin' good, bro. Kell turned out badass, I'm digging that cloak.
Great job man!! It's been fun seeing the progress of all of these
Keep going, I wanna see the rest of this world
About time Smooth Chocolate. Stuff is improving alot.
Keep them comin Loren. I agree with Nonie, thinking about the lighting is key. Also pay attention to your value transitions to express the form better.
keep doing figure studies, and Cloth studies to get a good sense of how to render different types of form and texture.
I see a constant look among your characters, maybe try different shapes, and heights for your next few concepts.
The most recent one you did has a great face by the way.
Last edited by poise; June 9th, 2008 at 04:38 PM.
They're all great, but the first one is awesome. Damn nice work!
I like the direction you're taking with the patterning on the costumes and the stripe motif on the last red chick there. These are really solid Loren
Very strong work here. It could use a bit more refining in general, but they are very nicely drawn and painted. Keep it up!
Thanks for the great replies everyone!!
Jon - Thanks, bro. I'm just trying to keep up with you.
Anjin - Thanks! hah, yeah.. they're kinda loose, hey?
Asire - Glad you say that. Good to know it's interesting to someone other than myself, heh.
Dogfood - Hey man.. good to hear from you. Yeah. I guess I just have a certain look I like. Looks a bit silly when they're all together like that though. I appreciate the input.
Jia - Hey little lady! Thanks for the help Hope you're well. I still have that painting you gave me in San Fran.
Adam - Thanks man! Yeah, there is androgyny.. but that's something I like in these guys. I'm not a fan of big brutish manley men fisticuffing thier way through everything.
Matt - Thanks for always giving me input on this stuff before I post.
Rebecca - Control your hormones, missy Thanks for the comment.
Dan C - You're a sweetheart. Thanks, man.
Roidvoid - Yeah thanks! It actually took me a while to figure out what you were talking about until I saw these pics on a buddy's monitor. Everythin is way more black than I'd intended.
Aly - Thanks alot for all your help with everything man. Hope you're well.
Nonie - Thanks, darlin' . paintover? heheh
Tom - Heh, you got it, man. I miss you!
shadowlandsonline - No, not related.. I just need to expand my work a bit. get out of comfort zones I s'pose. Thansk for the weapon.
Elwell - hah! You remember that eh? Thanks for ally uor crist and advice in the past.
Jeff - That means alot coming from you.
Dan - Congrats on the internship, bro. I'm proud. I wanna see some more DRGN SLYRS stuff from you.
Emmerly G - Thanks a bunch, Em!! You're a great help.
Jens - lol, yeah. That seems to be the comment of the thread.
Romance - Thanks brother.. Hope you're doing great out in SF.
Johnny - I'll do my best! It's my M-m-m-mission.
Whitevillage - I appreciate that alot And thanks for the comment on the knee. It slipped my mind.
T - You're the best. Thanks for always taking the time to give me crits.
Justin - Yessir!
Omelmahay - Cheers, mate! Hope you come back to it
Steph - Steeeeeph! You're too kind I'm gonna call you again about that thing I was talking about.
cgaddict - Thanks man!!!!
Last edited by Interceptor; October 15th, 2008 at 03:33 AM.
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hey dooder, these are wonderful! i know i've said it before (and i felt bad for saying it then) but i'll say it again - i'd love to see some more facial variations here. put side by side, these guys could all be closely related, if not younger/older versions of each other, just because of the face. the nose, in particular. i dunno if you ref for any of the faces (im guessing no at this point, i know what its like to develop a working style), but i think if you chose some random nobodies and used aspects of their faces to change things up more, it would make these concepts all the stronger. i just know that any layman would look at these and probably notice the same thing. keep it up, mate, is good to see stuff from you again
Nice dude! Post the process, I really enjoyed it