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After lurking here around the forums for a long while, and making use of the excellent help and inspiration everybody here has to offer, I have finally have the need to share my work with the rest of you.
Having a sketchbook here will encourage me to do more of my own personal work, while finishing my last year of my four year design degree.
Starting off are a some landscape studies, based off of local western Canadian landscapes, but with stuff added. Corel offers the painter program to my school for cheap as a way to support students and advertise, so far I'm liking it it more than Photoshop (though it has it's uses). I'm thinking of doing the monolithic one as the final, larger version, but with more depth and glowy bits. What do you guys think?
Last edited by Mimesis; April 27th, 2009 at 09:55 PM. Reason: update
i think its really good. love your style and strokes. very nice.
Nice ones! You're creating very brave and interesting cool/warm pics, but there's something strange in the observatory one, especially with the gray building in the front, and the white stroke that goes down the mountain, under the observatory tower. keep in mind that warm colours tend to go to the front, and cool ones,to the back.
Agreed for the architecture, I think the observatory in the background is way too large for the scale of the mountains. Though, we were taught warm colours should also be used to draw the user's attention to the main area of interest since cools recede, and this project specifically was to do mid ground lit, foreground shadow.
Here's another dump
Last edited by Mimesis; February 4th, 2009 at 06:29 PM.
A sponge alien from outer space, and a sketch of Frank, who hunts them with an electrified harpoon.
Last edited by Mimesis; February 5th, 2009 at 05:46 PM.
Digital sketching with the scratchboard tool.
You've got some nice stuff here; I really like your style. I especially like the picture that's second from the top.
Hey dude! Great stuff going down here. I would suggest you try and be a little more subtle in the tones, right now you seem to be a little all over the place.
Also you could probably benefit from more studies, but that is something that is true for all of us
Janos, I used to work in plenty of layers in Photoshop, almost to the point where I almost got lost in them all, but since picking up Corel Painter I usually keep the number of layers limited while switching between the canvas and the layer above, so the painting stays fresh. For me a layer is used for atmosphere, or quickly laying down colour/shading overtop of the base layer that can be cut around using the eraser.
You're right Dolgopolov, the human figure is my weak spot, and you aren't the first to tell me I need to work on anatomy. Maybe I will hit up the live figure drawings at my school on Thursday and post some of those up.
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Messed around a bit with the lighting for some fun.
Thanks Felida and Abrodos, and now that I look at it you are right, it does look like it's leaning a bit to the left!
Here's a slurry of moleskin sketches from my trip to Peru! On the first page the head titled' 'Cesar' is a sketch the server in a cafe did in my sketchbook.
Hey Cody it's me Dylan, I've made a sketchbook here finally and will be posting in it daily =) Hmmm heres the link, I'm going to see if I can get any more people on board
JJ McKool: I pulled out the ruler and the felt tipped pen for the wing sketch because I was in the mood to mess around with a different style than what I was doing for the others, and I had the time on the plane to actually do it.
As for the brushes I use in Corel, it varies from project to project and I like to go through all of the tools initially to get a feel for the ones I like. The standard medium palette I have going now is as follows: Digital Airbrush, scratchboard tool (for initial sketch), scratchboard erase (erasing out sharp edges), regular erasers, impressionist brush (for trees and foliage), FX tools shattered and glow, square chalk for textures, broad and digital water brushes to get down initial colour studies, the 'just add water' blender & water rake, soft blender brush artists oils, and sharp triple knife.
The list is subject to change time to time as I discover new ones that work for me.
Some Canadian landscapes, the last one being a view from a balcony in the city I live in.
No crits, but nice stuff Cory! Hmmm I enjoy the colors in the third landscape, beautiful.
Fantastic sketches from Peru, the last one of the plane especially! These recent watercolours are coming along well! Really solid work in there.
Off to a great start. I'm eager to see what you'll be doing in a few months. Keep us updated!
More from the moleskin. The first are from my walk around downtown during a Sunday sketch with some fellow ACADians. The others are during my roommate and friend's show at the Weed's Cappuccino bar, who I helped in creating their logos/CD cover.
Thanks Mariusz, I'm starting to enjoy water based mediums more! Here are some environment roughs.
More roughs for a school project.
Last edited by Mimesis; April 27th, 2009 at 09:59 PM.