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July 11th, 2008 #1
Bill Martin - assorted designs and ideas
Hi all - been lurking a while figured I would post some drawings. Mostly just ideas and story panel sketches.
Last edited by wdmdesigns; July 21st, 2008 at 11:31 PM. Reason: wanted to change the icon for the sketchbook
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very new to this - so replying to post the next image - more from the same project - anyone know how to put line breaks in between other images?
July 11th, 2008 #3
have a few more for tonight - will post others later.
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July 11th, 2008 #4
fortress idea from the project
July 11th, 2008 #5
more messing with colors p same environment as previous
July 11th, 2008 #6
one more... small and medium transport sketches
July 11th, 2008 #7
poster/book cover idea
July 11th, 2008 #8
side view of transport ship landing ramp
July 11th, 2008 #9
last one for the evening - space suit detailing sketch
July 12th, 2008 #10
Awesome powerful images!!! Can't wait to see more!!!
July 12th, 2008 #11
nice designs cool
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July 13th, 2008 #12
Jonny and Apocalypse - thanks for the kind words!! Here are some scans of reportorial drawings done on location. Some are from the South Street Seaport in NYC - som are from Baltimore's inner harbor. P.S. Could still use tips on using the forums - hit the faq's but haven't found yet how to: Thank a user for a post, or put line breaks between images - may experiment with transparent gif files for that. I have a TON of drawings waiting to be scanned - so will get scanning and post more soon.
July 14th, 2008 #13
July 14th, 2008 #14
Those ships are stunning.
my sketches here... http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=92997
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July 15th, 2008 #15
Hey guys, Thanks for the support and enthusiasm!
Three days into posting and I'm figuring out how to use this a little better. Will be returning up to the sci-fi project shortly - but thought I would add these in as well. These are illustrations and sketches from a project for a local rock band - the brief was for a film noir feel. The last two image in this post are the design for the CD cover and the final execution of it. I turned it into a wrap-around - the front cover tells the beginning of the story - the car departing in a trail of blood the conclusion of the story.
July 18th, 2008 #16a wannabe
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i absolutely adore your illustrative style, your choice of colours and synthetic shapes.
and oh my god these ships.... these ships are beyond words. you're my hero because of them :>
MONKEY SHOOTZ CRAP
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July 18th, 2008 #17
Malpanka - thanks for your comments - you put a smile on my face. I LOVE boats and ships and indulge in them when I can. I'm still messing around with the next batch of drawings from my sci-fi project. In the meantime - some drawings from a trip to Paris a while back.
July 18th, 2008 #18
really nice work man, i love the style
"an eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world bling"
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July 18th, 2008 #19
Awesome linework here!
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July 18th, 2008 #20
I love your linework and your use of colours, keep rocking!
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July 20th, 2008 #21
Thanks so much! I'm a newbie here - but kind of an old timer with drawing in that I've put a quite few miles on my pens :-) I've been drawing on location (reportage) for 20+ years now while at the same time having a career as a designer, creative director, college instructor, and senior web developer of all things. Been through a lot of twists and turns in life, but I'm finally at a place where building up an illustration practice is priority. A lot of time when I'm on location I'm drawing people, and practicing schools of design and cultures, and thinking with my hand as much as making large drawings. Ships though - are always something I can't resist the urge to make the large grand statement drawings with. So I get a lot of good feedback with those. I learned perspective when I was younger (my first lessons were from How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way). When I was in college though - I had the great privilege of becoming a student of David J. Passalacqua - I studied with Dave from the day I met him until he passed away in 2004. He was a great friend and mentor and a master instructor. Anyway he taught me how to move line through space when I draw to design and sculpt space. So now it is more about making convincing explanations of the space I want to talk about than anything like a one, two or three point perspective system. I understand those - I just don't usually bother with them. I find the more I draw people inside of their environments the better I am able to put space and volume into my work. YOUR DRAWINGS already have a ton of that - they totally rock and remind me of Topolski quite a bit. I can't wait to see what you do. In the meantime - I draw constantly - so I'll keep scanning and posting here as time allows.
July 20th, 2008 #22
Loving the new additions!!! Keep on posting!!!
July 21st, 2008 #23
Hey guys - a few more - strictly thumbnails and designs for the sci-fi project I've been working on. Fountain pen, magic marker, and colored pencils - mostly just starting to visualize one of the interior spaces
July 21st, 2008 #24
One of the above sketches - taken into photoshop and some quick digital colors overlayed.
July 22nd, 2008 #25
One last sketch before bedtime - again - one of the scans above taken into photoshop for some digital paints. Nothing crazy - just playing around with colors again.
July 29th, 2008 #26
hey all - been a while - been drawing lots and scanning little. Some more notes and sketches for the sci-fi project I've been working on.
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July 29th, 2008 #27
The project is self assigned. I took one of my favorite sci-fi books(I'm gonna withhold which one until I'm finished) from when I was a kid and decided to handle it as if I was going to creative direct the whole thing as a film - character designs, concept pieces, story boards, posters - book cover - maybe a graphic novel - the works. I've laid out a lot of it - some parts are still up in the air. The goal is to wrap it up, package it and go off in search of the author and the publisher, and also some gaming and film companies and start getting some work. At the same time I'm working on revamping my personal site, and I have a couple of kids books written that I use to take breaks from all of this stuff with - I'll post drawings from those as well as they move along.
August 18th, 2008 #28
Hi all - just returned from vacation. Took the sketchbook with me of course - here are some scans of reportorial drawings I made.
August 18th, 2008 #29
Wow, the way you just depict how busy and detailed that street scene was is just amazing! Mentioning the awesome ships is redundant but hey...the truth. Instructive thread as well!
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August 18th, 2008 #30
Eon - Thanks - I felt - as my instructor used to put it "rustier than an old nail" when I was making that street drawing - but I figured - what the heck. Here are some more drawings I made on vacation - the little girl is my girlfriend's daughter.
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