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Thread: Freha's Sketchbook
July 23rd, 2008 #1
Hello ya'll. I'm an aspiring young artist looking to one day work as a concept artist. I have a BFA in Illustration from Grand Valley State University here in Michigan. I have had a passion for concept art and illustration since I was in my early teens and ever since then I have worked towards the goal of being a concept artist for movies/games. The idea of creating something nonexistent, fleshing it out, and then seeing it come to life on the big screen makes my eyes go all a twinkle.
This is a collection of work I have done, sketches to final work, consisting of mostly concept art and illustration.
I'll start by introducing you to Fifi and her family. They are my boredom killers when in classes... or whenever I want to draw something that is both creepy and "cute".
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Quill-Dog creature studies
These were studies done for an independent studio class. I developed a project where I would create an imagined creature. Then make three studies of its bone, muscle, and complete form. I made each study in a different pose so that each piece could stand on its own as a illustration.
This project helped me immensely to understand musculature and bone structure in quadrupeds. I would highly recommend this type of exercise for anyone willing to take the time to do it. It was a long process of hard study and analyzing, took me a full semester to complete, but was well worth it.
July 23rd, 2008 #7
Very interesting! I think on the works on your first and second posts though, some backgrounds or color would really enhance the work.
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July 25th, 2008 #8
Thanks KingCobra00. I had been planning on adding color to the ink studies of my skull creatures, but with my Grandmother's recent illness and the time it has taken up caring for her(I must take on some of the care since my mother works and we are the only family close enough to take care of her) I did not get the chance to color them. Perhaps in the near future you can expect to see them colored.
July 27th, 2008 #9
Illustrations for Illustration*please critique!!*
These two illustrations were for a final project. My goal was to come up with creature ideas (these two are a forest spirit and the sea creature "leviathan") and do a full color w/ environment illustration. Please critique these heavily. I feel like I improved with these, but I also feel as though I fell incredibly short of my goals.
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Amazing stuff. I find it difficult to create a convincing imaginary creature, and you do it quite well. Especially with the kamel and the dog with the muscle, bone, and coat structures.
July 27th, 2008 #12
You can really handle your ink/linework, but when it comes to color/shading I feel that it is not on par with your nicely done linework.
I'd like to see you do some black/white work, maybe from the linework you posted, or just something new, and after these when you feel like jumping to color, read a tad of color theory, and try to work as much as you can like the "guide" says. I know it's an uncomfortable feeling, but remember, it is just for practice, and it's necessary to pump them fundamentals in to your head.
I checked your DA, and saw this in the front http://freha.deviantart.com/art/Comm...-harm-86939340
While you have executed certain parts, like the horse, the wave, and rocks on the right nicely, it feels like there is no atmosphere, water doesnt quite seem like the reflective seethrough material that it is.
The rocks seem quite the same in the back as in the front, and the rocks in the front dont quite seem to fit where they are, that's because theres nokind reflection of them, they just, are there.
You do not have to overpolish all the parts, you can even leave some a bit fuzzy and let the eye handle the rest.
Some things to think about next time, things that I feel like are missing from here;
The direction of which the light is coming from, and the shadows it makes.
Atmosphere - helps alot with depth. While there are many ways to make depth, in a large scale enviorment this is something that is usually seen, but I feel as if it is missing here, so fade the background down a bit.
I'm guessing the horse is the man/woman in spotlight here, so try to build the image for that horse!
You have some real drawing skills, and you know how to render, you just need a bit more to get that lively feeling. Although I wrote alot, you are close to it, I just said the same things many, many, many times, as it is 5:42 am.
So remember, try to throw some atmosphere in there, try to let the object of focus get the spotlight, and read this shizzle:
I shall open your thread again when you update!
P.S. just read the backstory, corrections to my text
so the horse is indeed *the man in the spotlight
aaand would like to add you did a really good job with the feeling the horse is giving out, just as you were asked to, nice job with that.
I guess http://freha.deviantart.com/art/Thin...udy-1-68307656 is my favourite from your colourwork! and your B/W renderings seem nice! Your linework great to look at, definately a strong point for you!
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July 27th, 2008 #13
Sharp linework; it's killer. I love those skeletons - so believable. I agree with the above comment that coloring falls a little short. It seems that your color choices are haphazard, that they are perhaps too saturated, and that the colors don't really effect one another.
Maybe doing some limited palette studies would help.