Here are some mythical creatures!
Yo, thanks for stopping by my sketchbook and giving me some good advice as to how to tackle faces. I must say your cartoony style is awesome!
Everything is better with dinosaurs.
TomDeVis- I created it classically in Toonboom animate pro (my favorite!) The lightning was done in 4 layers with different effect modules. I'll post a break down of the 4 pieces
Lightning is a tonne of fun to animate because it's just squiggly lines attached to a glow filter
layer 2 is some colored highlights, it's on a second layer because the glow colour needed different settings, then some blurry aura type stuff.
As for the post: I've got the usual bic pen sampler from the subway and an in progress photoshop piece I've been doing.
It started as a simple background for an animation but got out of control...
Thanks for dropping into my sk and giving me some sound advice. Twas good to peruse your sk, I especially like your sketches very expressive with minimal line work, I could learn from that
sketchbook - need to update this...
thanks for the comment
seems youve been working really hard as well
and it shows in your work.
First of all thanks for stopping by my SB
As always your work is awesome and I am super impressed by your clear lines and strong colors. Very nice style. I also love that background piece, although the perspective seems a bit off...not sure how, but that bridge looks a bit squished...
Also, your talk about animation made me notice that you don't really have many "active" poses. Almost all your characters are sitting or standing (There are a few jumping/ flying girls and I saw some muscle-dudes lifting heavy stuff)...maybe some more gesture drawings could help loosen the drawings?
Either way, good luck and keep pushing.
Hey there! Beautiful sketchbook; your gestural sketches, like the animals studies on the last page, are really beautiful. Your paintings are really improving as well; that onion in post #177 looks awesome. I don't know if you still do this at all, but in some of your previous paintings, it kinda looked like you were building the image up using small and low opacity brushes, which was giving your work a fuzzy, scribbly kind of look. Working with broader brushes and thicker paint to start off with is more efficient and more visually appealing as well. Btw, love that centaur in post #196; is that a Fantasia reference by any chance? Keep up the good work!
Thanks for all the comments I luvs them!
Dracken - as for the minimal gestures I took a look see and your totally right. I draw every day on the subway and people on the subway aren't particularly dynamic! I'll make an effort to get somewhere more interesting or find some online reference
Dierat - good call on the painting, I keep reading all over the place that I should use broader brushes and stuff but it doesn't seem to sink in. I really have to give myself a proper shake on that!
The centaur wasn't from anything in particular but I will go look up the ones from Fantasia to compare .
In the mean time, it's unethical to post without art in a SB so here's a sampling of today's sketches!
Thanks Dorabletoon a lot of the people I went to school with found themselves burnt out from so much studying. Sometimes you just have to do something stupid and fun to remind yourself why you love drawing so much
Today's contribution is a bit of posing practice combined with painting practice... I keep finding myself doing the little brush thing- I'm slowly beating that bad habit out of myself...
all references from the delightful Pixelovly site
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