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February 7th, 2009 #1
Icecold's sketch book, Why so Serious!?
Hey there my name is Paul. I never studied art in any school or from any courses, i found few Nico Di Mattia's speed paintings on youtube, which inspired me enough to buy a tablet and here i am at CA! :]
This road is long and i just started walking, so i hope ill get better and better the further i go
Here's some ooooold stuff :[/B]
Last edited by Icecold; January 5th, 2013 at 06:21 AM.
February 11th, 2009 #2
First portrait ever, from photo refference, he is a friend of mine.
His pullover had like a bilion of stripes so i just made it simple
My first digi paint ever ( background is just a lame done filler ;P)
I had no idea of blending and such it was before i found CA forums.
Done in haste caricature, (i know i failed at glasses
And here it is, first exercise from Bumskee's thread, an ONION! ;D
Hope You enjoy! Coments and Crits are welcome all the time!
Last edited by Icecold; November 23rd, 2012 at 04:44 PM.
February 11th, 2009 #3
that portrait shows a lot of skill. you realllllly need to push the darks though...if you did that, that portrait would be really amazing. I'm really surprised it's your first one!
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September 6th, 2009 #9
A small update, another exercise this time i drew a human knight being based on a piece made by awesome artist Daarken with a little twist, so it's just a try to be like this guy exercise.
Nearly ten months have past since i bought my love, my shiny wonderful Intuos3.
Taking a look back at the past i'm proud how much i did improve, however i'm also
angry at myself; For being so lazy, and working too little at improving my skills. I should
draw more often i know, and i will try to overcome my weakness which is being lazy
sometimes. I hope the next year 2010, will bring even more joy to my and especially
your eyes. Thank's for all those who supported me in this long curvy and rocky road.
This the first milestone...
Last edited by Icecold; September 6th, 2009 at 07:32 PM.
September 7th, 2009 #10
Looks really nice... but I can't help but think that knight has some really heroic proportions. 8+ heads high (I guess is ok)...
There's something that just makes his head seem a bit puny... I guess is what I'm looking to say. Still a very skilled drawing.
February 28th, 2009 #11
The adjusted portrait is a lot better, trust me. Values are one of the most important thing to describe a form and make it look 3 dimensional. Try to use bigger brushes especially when starting out on a portrait and block in the areas that share the same value, then go on from there...
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March 29th, 2009 #16
That was a sweet gasmask design and an awesome knife. Your early pencil drawings were nice also. Keep up the good work.
Insert very insightful quotes here ...
- get back to work!
March 29th, 2009 #17
Thank you! nah the pencils are quite lame i just had to remmember how to work with it that's all, anyway thanks for the support it really helps.
I feel that i broke some kind of barrier and now its easier to make some of my visions come visible to others ;>
new stuff coming, a Work in progress at the moment:
Last edited by Icecold; March 30th, 2009 at 02:02 PM.
April 4th, 2009 #18
That first portrait is reallly good dude...did you overlay the photo to get everything all lined up in the early stages?
I would say aside from that you should do more studies if you want to learn how to paint...the imagination stuff has ideas in it, and isnt terrible, however studying real things will go far into showing your imagination!
I would really look into some bridgman or loomis etc. to learn to draw using shape construction
April 4th, 2009 #19
Thanks, you are absolutely right, i need to do more studies however i lack the patience, i'm too damn lazy ehh. I guess problem lays somewher inside my head i need to poke myselft to do the hard work ^^
I'm aware, that I lack basic knowledge, yep those books would help, i've even did get loomis and will study more with it i promise! :]
As for the portrait i used the photo refference to do a quick sketch to catch the placement as you noticed.
Here's a sketch from Loomis book which was the refference:
(Looks way better on paper, scanned stuff sucks =/ )
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April 8th, 2009 #22
Hey Ice, I found your sketchbook looks nice
I liked the stinger sword, looks like an orc warchief sword that have seen endless battles and is all worn out from war.
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May 2nd, 2009 #26
A work in progress, pose is from refference, because my anatomy drawing skills are way too bad at the moment. It's going to be somewhat of a fire element chick with some punk accesories, ofcourse if i wont change my plans on the fly hehe.
+ a doodle!
Last edited by Icecold; May 2nd, 2009 at 02:10 PM.
May 4th, 2009 #27
hi, R you like the Blizzard ? seems like to me lol. keep going on your art
May 5th, 2009 #28
Well both troll, and the dorf were inspirations from warcraft lore, panda is semi pandaren(warcraft)/semi kung-fu Panda, i like the orient maybe thats why. Thanks for your comment.
Here's a little update of my "hot legs" wip, still lot of things to do and correct:
Last edited by Icecold; May 5th, 2009 at 04:35 PM.
May 6th, 2009 #29
Wow! Pretty neat works you got here.
Nice portraits and the shading is done well.
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