hey how long did those paintings take? pretty quality
I like your Self portrait is it in oils?
I think the tiger dude with a skin on him, his colours are too blunt as if there were no dominant warm or cool light source. I would play with that to make it even better. I really like the last one you did. Your WOTC stuff is really quality why didnt you post it in the finished section!!
Cool stuff in here - I just found this thread - you need to do more thundercats stuff I really like how you manage to get a sense of narrative into your pieces - this is something I want to do more too.
MIKECORRIERO: I was thinking a Were-Beaver with a tool belt and ripped flanel shirt.
The witch/troll one is too busy. I wanted to get rid of the horse from the desription and just focus on the action in the scene. Didn't happen. Why would her horse be in the living room anyway... and a flaming horse at that!
hurricane: thanks hurricane!
endregan:How long? 5-8 hours for one... depending on which one it was I'd guess. Yeah the portrait is in it's beginning stages in Oils. I'll get back to it tonight. You are right about the skin vs. the character. There was too much contrast. These won't be in my portfolio so I'll leave them as is, but I really appreciate the crit, thank you.
AndrewLey: Thanks so much Andrew. Narrative is my favorite part, so I am very happy that you feel it shows through.
Maybe I'll consider so more Thundercats
Zaknafain:I 'd guess 5-8 hours for one plus the sketch. Yeah that one is a little odd. Thanks!
mentler: Thanks mentler, I'll be working on it tonight.
wow - there is so much good stuff in here...I don' t know where to begin. you are really well-rounded and seem to jump between concept design and illustration quite nicely. Something I would like to achieve myself!
be back here often
hey hot stuff very nice...
we want to see the cheerio eating goober
hey where are you in the stage of this painting?
out of curiosity take that "crappy" photo pull it into photoshop and then flip and put it in gray scale... pull some of that lovely light gray-blue into the area under you're chin to make it "pop" and other simuliar places below
but eric i dunno how you work maybe this comes in later?
staceydiana: Hey stacey. At this point I am mostly just worried about getting my proportions as close as possible. If I finish this painting I'll definately do that. You probably didn't notice but in that second PM I sent you... you can click on Cerise for a photo There she is!
Uncle_Enzo: Thanks... I gotta break out the brush pen soon.
vances22: I use 'face and body planes in my art?' Shit, I didnt know that... sounds pretty cool. haha. Thanks man.
Mr.Blonde: Thanks. I may just do that, or at least something similar.
Hope everyone is enjoying the holidays....
I was trying to do an approachable companion character for the kids I have been drawing lately. The drawing directly below is the closest I've gotten so far. The ones below him are the weirdness I had to draw first to get to a more cuddly character.
narrrative and eye movement is pretty good and you have what looks like someone spying on them from the left side of the image, but I think the kids are too evenly sized and clumped in the middle of the composition. one of the kids could be seated closer to us on the tracks in the lower left looking at something over the viewer's shoulder which might help bring you into the picture even more.
what kind of terrain is this set in? the current issue of Nat. Geo. has a bunch of good grand canyon photos, so I'm applying that red sandstone color in my head.
Long time I don't check your thread, man-apologies for that ! But it's always a pleasure, I like those last updates. The creatures are so good ! And the last pic have a great atmosphear... with a few brushstrokes, very effective, bravo. Hope you'll found some time to push it further, I'm very curious to look at it !
Cheers, Deschamps and happy new year !
bwkeough: Thanks once again for a great crit. I appreciate it. I haven't really thought about the type of rock or color scheme as of yet. I started to work on a few things after reading your comments then decided to just take the main character in a new direction.
shyamshriram: Thanks for checking it out!
Alday.J: Happy New Year to you as well! Thanks so much.
Jason C-M: Hey Jason, good to hear from you. I am glad you like them.
I said previously that I was curious at the idea you push your pic further and... you do it ! Great improvement, here. I like the second one for the dynamism but I think the character is too important and "hide" a bit the whole scene. The first one is great, simply great cuz the composition seems more equilibrated between characters and environement... wich I like a lot ! Please, Deschamps ! More !
Cheers, man ! You rock !
P.S: Hope my reply sound like good english-sorry if not !