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February 1st, 2012 #271
Loving ur sketchbook! You have a great way of drawing the faces.. one thing that i wanted to suggest was to note that that you tend to draw the lips almost the same way every time, try to variate that and u will be able to introduce more "Character" in to your characters..
post 263 and that morning portrait are awesome!
ps: is that milla in 263?
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February 12th, 2012 #272
It's been a while..I was feeling a bit under the weather last week.
Along with catching a cold, I also became really lazy.
I need to get back into routine!
Here are some character portraits.
Trying to find a balance between realism and style, some of them are getting too "realistic" for my taste.
Some exploratory sketches for the "Changeling" CHoW
bobtail - Thank you very much! I still can't get used to hearing that.
SoulReaper Thanks for looking! I'll post some more studies the coming week.
Falchion - Thanks man! hope I can keep it interesting.
Zesiul- Thank you, I took my time with that one. Trying to achieve a more finished look.
cloudcan Thank you! right back at you, I always enjoy your updates!
mehran Many thanks! Indeed, I usually only have like 2 variations of drawing lips, and it has become an issue when drawing different characters.
Guess it's time for some lip studies. Yes it's Milla btw.
Thank you for all the feedback guys, I really appreciate it!
February 12th, 2012 #273
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February 12th, 2012 #274
February 13th, 2012 #275Sketchbooks
It's about damn time I start filling these sketchbooks!
These are still WIP's, I never seem to fill an entire page.. need to work on that!
Hopefully I won't fill these with just women..
sharks - No problem! Thank you very much, I'm glad to hear that!
mehran Thanks! They're supposed to be evil faeries, but since they came out looking more like vampires I didn't actually develop them further. One of these days I should really finish a chow!
February 13th, 2012 #276
Nice SB dude some great stuff in here
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February 13th, 2012 #277
Nice sketchbook! Sweet pencil skeches!
I wanna see more updates
My portfolio http://lucaspandolfelli.blogspot.com/
Finally finished http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=238380
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February 13th, 2012 #278
Some really cool faces you got here. The figures could do with some more work to get them at the same level as the faces.......wierd whenever I crit something I realize I have the same problems or issues....sigh off to draw then
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February 14th, 2012 #279
February 14th, 2012 #280
Sweet faces as always man. I'm just going to echo Kidult though, your figures are a bit behind the faces, so the faces look slightly out of place when you do full figures due to the difference in quality.
Anyways, with some more work on that, your sketches are gonna be absolutely killer. Looking forward to seeing more!
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February 14th, 2012 #281
Nice Pencils! try to also do some studies of a complete figure.
I think I got the same problem I always draw heads because then I'm happy with the end result. Always was afraid to draw figures because they looked bad. But when you finally hit it of it gives you a awesome feeling.
Don't be afraid to step out of your comfort zone.
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February 14th, 2012 #282
February 21st, 2012 #283
Leviathan Rough Sketch
Leviathan & Vessel Sketch
PieMonster - Thanks man! I'll definitely be working on that.
PS Zant - Thanks! I'll be posting some full figure studies later this week.
I wouldn't say that I'm afraid to draw full figures, but I do need to get out of my comfort zone stat and actually finish my drawings.
mehran - Thanks man. I actually made the eyes shinier than they are in the reference, but I did forget the highlight on the lower eyelids.
February 22nd, 2012 #284
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February 25th, 2012 #285I've been busy painting the living room, so I didn't have time to really work on the Leviathan CHOW.
I wasn't really feeling it anymore either.
Here are some studies. I still need to find more full body reference.
Full Body Study
Fugly Still Life
I'm really bad at doing mechanical stuff. I wish I could blame the flu for this..but I did this before I got sick.
Wheeljack18- Thank you very much!
February 26th, 2012 #286Registered User
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Wow, really impressive. Great faces and pencils especially. I'm bookmarking this thread.
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February 26th, 2012 #287
Wow, I love your work! The sketches are awesome!
February 26th, 2012 #288
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March 8th, 2012 #289Siren
Here are some sketches for this weeks CHOW.
Character sheet I'm working on..
I started to work on the actual piece, but I want it to be a bit more seductive..
..so I did some further sketches.
Character idea I got from my shower curtains.
jcpahl, Greenhouse, Lagarto - Thank you for dropping by!
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March 8th, 2012 #290
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March 9th, 2012 #291
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March 12th, 2012 #292
Added a color wash, it's a good thing we got an extra week.
Will do some studies for this piece later on.
I've been cleaning up my sketch pile and found these..
They're from Dec-Jan I think, I nearly forgot about them.
I need to put more effort in drawing different facial features..
bish0p2004 - Thanks man, I'm glad to hear that.
in2eternity - I will finish it, I just need to figure out the colors. I need to do some character sheets for my characters to finish them. Thanks
March 12th, 2012 #293
March 12th, 2012 #294
Very nice updates! I just can’t get over #279, it’s brilliant! You're a master of faces!
March 12th, 2012 #295
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March 14th, 2012 #296Siren WIP
Started to render the face and torso some more. Not too sure about the wings yet..
Character Sheet WIP
edit: continued with the character sheet.
Don't know how good these colors will be in the actual painting..
since the water and sky are blue, I'll need add different color scales, like green.
I'm having fun with this weeks Chow
mehran - Thanks man! Yeah I kinda noticed that even when I draw the facial features differently, the face shape stays the same.
Greenhouse - Thank you, you're too kind!
John Silva - Thank you, will do!
I started to get really behind in replying to everyones sketchbooks , I feel kinda bad about that
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March 15th, 2012 #297
Wow, this is a serious sketchbook, so interesting.. love the pencil work, roughly how long does it take you on those muscle views? with all the chalk mixing and inking ide imagine quite a while?
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March 15th, 2012 #298Jaik - Thank you very much. I don't remember how long those took me, it became tedious after awhile, so I finished them in 2 sittings.
You made me curious, and I wanted to give you an answer;
This one took me an hour to do, a bit faster I think since I'm more familiar with the muscles now.
March 15th, 2012 #299
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March 17th, 2012 #300The Siren
I'm pretty happy with how this came out.
but this..this one is killing me!
I had thought earlier about doing a Mucha inspired piece, so I played around with it a little.
But mostly I went this direction, because I don't feel like rendering too much.
I don't know why I didn't start with colors, I made it a lot more difficult for myself.
I'm sick of looking at it!
Fetsch - Thanks man! Sometimes I don't feel like I'm getting better, so I'm glad to hear that.
I'll stop spamming you guys with my Siren now.