lookin slick. your best work tends to be stuff where the human face isnt visible cos all your faces look the same. just study loads of a faces and get a knack for varying characteristics like noses etc. the second roland is fcking bangin, mate
pretty cool stuff man, nice sketches. The occasional splashes of colour look good to, that's something I gotta start doin more. Some of the lines and shapes in your drawings look a little weak at the mo, I'd try doing some simple line drawings and working on that, maybe render one fully every so often. Not to say I don't like 'em, just at times looks like you're trying to make a not so successful outline drawing into a good full blown piece, which is tough. Still, good schtuff.
NICE. VERY NICE.
I like those moleskine pages with the color -- specially the one in your first post.
Full of energy and style~
And your pencilling's gorgeous. I'm obsessed with drawing in pencil now just to get to a level like yours. ;D
Hey Jim, you've definitely got the most impressive moleskine I've seen... makes me wish I didn't hate mine so much. The last Roland is excellent, your ability to render is quite impessive. I also like the fact that you add a little bit of color here and there to your sb, keep it up!
wowo man, you're crazy! you have some killer sketches in these moleskines, just awesome stuff man! i specially enjoy the coloring youd did in post #14, and that typography knowledge of yours is great! 5 stars from me!
great stuff in here, focus a bit more on your brushstrokes, colour theory, anatomy and form, u have great imagination, but with a little bit more know how and mastery of the basics u could become even better
Very impressive, your pencils look beautiful. Your line quality is good and your shading, esp.the crosshatching is looking pretty confident. I'm looking forward to see this sb grow
Say, one question, because I just bought myself a Moleskine yesterday and I see you've got one. I bought a Plain Notebook but when browsing the catalogue that came along, I noticed something called Sketchbook as well :/ Do you have that kind or ust a plain one like mine? Apparently the sketchbook paper is supposed to be of more quality etc, just wondering if you knew.
But that aside, I'm looking forward to all the sketch activities. Keep it up!
Hmm although I'm kind of unable to post art right now I can still keep up with my SSG-buddies I guess.
First of all, you are, like, the design man. You got great presentation-skills (The Poland-one is especially juicy) and the technique seems to run down smoothly when it comes to pencil-shading and stuff. You have great abilities with tech- and armor-designs and it would be great if you could give me some pointers of how you approach those.
However, I think there's a lot of stuff that can be improved, beginning with your anatomy. It looks like you were solely learning from a source like Loomis or Hogarth. Your Heads for example are 3D, you can twist and turn the features, but they are all dolls, lifeless. The same goes with your body, the muscles are all there and the bodies are doing something, but there is no feel of personality. In a posture, there has to be attitude, gravity. Here's an example of how it's gone wrong: http://www.conceptart.org/forums/att...1&d=1215176575
There is everything attached and basically sound (Apart from the right boob and the fact you deliberately avoided drawings hands. You might want to look into that). But the pose is extremely stiff and it looks very tensed like she froze or something. Her facial expression is pretty much not helping. I can't really recall what kind of feeling she has, it looks more like you kind of randomly put the facial muscles onto her skull. Oh, and she has a very strange under-jaw which shouldn't go directly into the ear-region like that.
But that's minor. All in all I think you should enhance your range by drawing from nature and not only from tutorials. Get some life into your drawing by drawing from life. I know that a lot of concept-artists use those standard-comic-book poses and expressions but the real pros induce personality and emotion into their work. I really believe that.
Oh and for Asa to answer your question: There's 2 kinds of moleskine with blank pages. The note-one has around 240 pages I think wether the scetchbook-one has only around 100 (That's why I could finish my last one in about a week) with a lot thicker pages. I used both and for the the consistency of the surface is about the same so I'd recommend using the notebook since you got more pages to burn, only other pages will shine through when scanning but that's the only disadvantange I see. Oh, and that you can use markers better with the scetchbook-one.
Wow, thanks guys! especcially faust, life drawing is a definate must, im going to art college in september (im still 17!) but I think i'll go and draw some of my friends in the mean time, I bought an anatomy book too (the DK anatomy for artists) tone is something i have tackled since my last post, and is due to me using a 0.3 H pencil... i'll use some more, different grades, (makes a huge huge difference) promise. anyhooo im still green! (haha, well aware i still have so so much to learn!) great stuff, i'll return all comments tonight.
OK listen contrast is your number one tool in pencil drawings, it seems you are fighting it rather than using it, Like in the Roland piece there are grays everywhere but no blacks. manipulate your pencil to provide you with all of the advantages
other than that you have a good sense of balance and your poses are cool armor design are also nice just remember contrast, texture variance, and detail to steer the viewers eye through the page. Stop by sometime I work mostly in pencil as well