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June 8th, 2008 #1
Just a few things to get started. I've clearly got a long way to go.
(Old stuff starts in next post, thread icon is newer.)
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June 9th, 2008 #2
WIP, is it just me or is the head too small/hips+legs too big?
June 9th, 2008 #3
July 29th, 2008 #4
Of Sugar and Ice
Portrait of Davey Havok from the Love Like Winter music video.
Hm. The jawline is a little odd and the head seems like it may be a little too big for the body, but painting without lines is coming much easier and it's got a bona fide background, so there's improvement on that front. Hair shading is supposed to be flat.
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July 29th, 2008 #5
heyhey, good stuff, about that question in post #2, I'd say the torso is a bit too small and the hip might need some checking anatomy wise.
Anyway, good start, got me interested!
July 29th, 2008 #6
September 27th, 2008 #7
October 3rd, 2008 #8
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October 5th, 2008 #10
The one in post #7 is very nice - try some proportion studies maybe. Seem to miss the mark on a few. Keep em coming! oo and great colours too!
October 5th, 2008 #11
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October 5th, 2008 #14
Spectacular stuff from another Louisianian! As for the anime-styled drawings,
whose particular drawing style was the influence?
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October 5th, 2008 #15
Hi Christian, I bloodly love your style!
Great rendering and great use of colour, amd nice skeches as well.
keeep up the good work,
In the absence of light, dark will prevail.
see my NEW sketchbook[UPDATED] http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=123027
October 5th, 2008 #16
And i was going to say that most of your portraits/ faces have that Davey Havok thing =))
I love AFI!!! and ur job
October 5th, 2008 #17
RandAlThor: Thanks, seeing progression/improvement of other artists has always been fascinating to me.
Clochette: Thanks! I've never tried vectoring, but it's something I hope to experiment with in the future.
FightingSeraph: Slidell, huh? That's rad. :] I don't know if there was any particular artist who inspired them, I'd say the biggest inspiration I get on that front comes from a slew of different artists on dA, I spend a lot of time on there looking around. When I'm not working from a reference my style tends to evolve/fluctuate all the time, really.
JailHouseRock: Thank you, very much.
Night Snake: Haha, yeah, I'm a huge AFI junkie, they're a constant influence on me.
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October 15th, 2008 #21
This princess is adorable Very sweet little granny.. I like the softness of the lighting and the shadows Nice job!
November 1st, 2008 #22
November 14th, 2008 #23
hey dude. nice works you have here. a suggestion for your faces, try to mix some different, non-standard colors into the face to add some visual interest; itll make them come alive even more. skintones are usually not monochrome. work the warm and cool areas. g'luck with the chow dude!
November 25th, 2008 #24
Utopia + ethan karnopp: Thanks! Checked out the link, he has some great stuff.
purb36: Thanks, that's some really sound advice. I'll definitely try and add in different colors from now on.
First completed CHOW entry, definitely not among my best but a good learning experience nonetheless. Ffff unexpected JPEG artifacts.
Also some WIPs thrown in for good measure. Left is me forcing myself to try and experiment with bright colors (lolcleavage), upper right is a portrait in progress of Eternal Sunshine's Clementine, and bottom right is an unfinished CHOW I'll never get around to completing, but I liked the expression she had.
November 26th, 2008 #25
Better WIP shots of my current project.
Had to change most of the original red around the face 'cause with the path I had her on, she was looking like some grotesque lovechild born of Ronald McDonald, Jeffree Star, and a hooker, haha. I think I may need to fix those crazy eyebrows too.
November 26th, 2008 #26
November 28th, 2008 #27
myjkolada: Thanks, it was really fun to do. I'd love to do more like it if I come across the right subject matter.
Two sketchbook pages from today. Various nonsense and an unfinished portrait. These are actually pretty lame. I'll make it a goal to have interesting sketchbook pages from now on, haha.
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December 3rd, 2008 #30
Thanks, that seems to be a popular one.
So I thought it might be a fun idea to try doing small environment sketches, as I've never tried environments before, and it turns out I'm embarrassingly awful at them. I'm convinced that were you to give a second grader a copy of Painter and a tablet they'd churn out something better than this, haha.
Anyways, much more practice is certainly necessary in this department.