Your gladiator concept doesn't work together when you went from side to front view. When you create your turnarounds I think it's a good idea to use grids and lines to connect different points of reference, as it seems you did. But not all of those points match up in side and front view. I'm totally given a different impression about what it's legs are doing from front view and from side view. Look at the top most point on his leg, in side view. Then follow it over to the front view... and there's nothing there.
If they matched, and we saw the top of the leg from the front I'd get the impression that it is indeed going backwards at the top "limb". Use your simple shapes and your "geometric" perspective grids you were using earlier to get everything working in space.
I hope that makes sense. Keep chugging Plissken.
"She took the ice cube trays out of the freezer. What kind of a sick bitch takes the ice cube trays out of the freezer?"
I guess I can't say any clever things, I just watched the second half of your SB (it's so late already) and read some (many) random comments. We have some similarities (we both can write and probably read wall of texts without much effort and we aren't machines and can't really draw things that bore us) - and big differences as well, of course. That's fine, variety makes life pretty - and sometimes ugly too, life is like that. Art is something one can be more free with than life itself...
I think I go to bed now and tomorrow I'll draw some boobs. It's crazy I never draw them (just as little inavoidable parts of sketchy figures for spartan camp or something), they are, like, one of the greatest inventions ever. Or two or something.
Next time you draw a face and need someone to take it apart, you can count on me I'm a born critic and I use my skills a lot in Critique Center.
I think (I'm damn sure, actually) you should focus on faces somewhat more, your figures deserve expressive faces, they often are somewhat doll like, lifeless. Not being full with life may sound okay for your last gal but still, her face could be much better, giving the piece more depth, telling us more about her state and feelings.
The bearded man's portrait is impressive
I have also noticed that my pencils are improving,
I nail shapes more easier, more frequently lately, and
with less effort, I got better results. But that is
all natural and good, considering that I have increased
my work pace and implemented a few more
extra drawing scedules in my standard weekly labor.
It would be against the laws of physics if I would
stagnate, and I hope tha it will not happen. I am
working on that, not to happen.
Hey, but afterall, you are the real pencil master,
and I admire your skills.
I like the captured girl story, it just came out
so naturally from my mind. Sorry if it is too rough
for someone in the audience. It was not meant to hurt
Thank you for your input.
I like your new avatar, I have to say that it
looks real original. Happy that you like the Quake II
Gladiator, I will see about the further evolution of
that concept, maybe I will do something more about it,
but I am not planning it at the current moment.
I did not abandoned the Nail Gun desing, it is just good
as it is, and it serves it's purpose. The next weapon design
I will do much better, I hope, cause now I have a bit of
experience. You have my permission, to do whatever you want
with that design, reedit or repaint it, redraw it, whatever.
Good that you liked the captured girl story, it is intended to
be a touching story. Can you just imagine the details of the story?
How many guys in the village? hahahaha. That is a nice one, I never thought
about that. Well...... 2 guys. The other inhabitants are females. haha, no
I am just joking, the willage is most probably full of ravaging massive
huge cocked hairy humanoid apes, ready to rape anything that moves. Poor
Lara. I mean this girl.
I will visit you, to see the "Tiger claw Machete"
Hello, I am pretty fine, cause it is Friday after all. Thank you for asking.
Putting things and persons in perspective is tricky, just as you say, but
its definitely worth the effort, and the time, cause it just puts the whole
design in another dimension, and brings your art to another level. It is like
a new powerful weapon in your arsenal. Like for example the "Plasma Rifle" in Doom.
I like that you like the story, at least someone likes it.
Thank you for being here, and for supporting me all the time.
I have an excuse, why does my last two drawings looks stiff.
The Quake Gladiator is stiff cause it is just a concept, and
it is done in a blueprit style, so it is actually as a schematic,
and it is ok to look "stiff". The captured girl is stiff, cause
she has been stucked on the top of that tree trunk for a few hours,
and she is numbe and stiffed. Not much movement up there.
Thank you for viewing the latest stuff, and for supporting me.
I like the fact that you understood the captured girl story , and the
dark humor in the background of the story. I like people who has a mindset
like you have, and I think that we would have a lot to talk about.
I am not ready and motivated for digital art currently, but it does not mean
that I will not change my mind tomorrow or the next week.
Huge breasted Lucy was my top rendered digital art.
Thank you for encouraging me. I will try to return the favor.
I did not do anything about the 'Christmas drawing' yet.
Looks like I am not in the best Christmas spirit currently.
Maybe later, I could do some morbid santa, massacring people
why they are asleep.
Thank you for being a friend.
I was just thinking the same, when I realized how
those guiding boxes are useful in perspective studies,
I could actually use them on any other study.
However, it would be much better to get used to work
without them and to just simple eyeball things, but
that could come after a lot of work and experience.
Thank you very much, see you at the spartan thread,
maybe in the future.
Honored to see such a great artist reviewing my work
and for sharing some knowledge with me. I will try to memorize
the things that you have wrote down, and from time to time I will
visit your sketchbook.
"Draw what you see and not what you think you see" - that is the
best part, and I am trying to apply that especially on my referenced
and life drawings, but I still fail.
Thank you for your visit, much appreciated.
hello, No.1 support. How it's going today?
My stories can be upsetting sometimes, but I am just like that
kind of elements in my game. I feel kind of euphoric when I think about
stories like the one is above. Sorry, if it is too upsetting for you.
I will try to warn people in forth in the future, if it will be posted some
more violence. Oh, and there will be some ultra violence and
porn material in the future, and I would like to hear your thoughts on that.
Should I post things like that here, or not?
Thank you very much for being here.
I understand all the details that you pointed out at the Gladiator.
You are right, I am, and I was aware of all this when I was drawing the
pencil drawing. It is kind of intensional, because when I did the front
view, I was recalling things on one way, and when I was doing the side
view I was recalling things the other way, and I modified it on purpose,
cause I thought that putting straight legs on him is ok from the front
view, but from the side view it will be too boring, so I let my self such
a freedom to modify things. So on the most simple way, I could say that
these are two different concepts and not one, two different versions.
I was using those helping lines only for getting the same base proportions,
like the bottom of the feet, head, waist and such, just not to go out from
the planned dimensions.
I am aware, that if you rotate a character in 3D, the size and the items on him,
would have to match, I just do not have that skillset yet, and I did not wanted
to go in such detailed work here. The main goal was; recall the thing from your
head, and present it to the world, so it could be rocognizable an more or
less authentic. So this is a veeeeeeeeeeery lose concept.
Thank you for your time, I am always open for new advices and I
like discussing my mistakes. Thank you for your support, visit me as much
as you can, I will surely return the favor.
I like when someone returns the favor.
I understand when you are talking about lack of time for viewing everyone's art
and reading everyones's opinion here. I often get the same wish, but it is just
physically impossible, you could hang day and night on concepart forums, and you
would still not be able to see everything, cause there are so many artists and
talents here, that you just get lost like a ship on the ocean.
I am mainly trying to follow out the people sketchbook that replied in my art thread,
so we could work something like in a same team, and often I just do not get any more
time to view some other sketcbhooks, or any other threads outside the sketchbook
session. As I said conceptart is just massive. Big respect to the administrators
for keeping all this functional.
But I am wondering off from the main subject, sorry, you are right, you and I
can write walls of texts.
I am getting back to the main things, and try to shorten my story here;
I am happy that I met you, and I am looking forth on your further comments
and crits on my new drawings, I will aprreciate that. I will visit your
book and try to help you out if I can. See you later.
I never had so much support as I have now.
Is this the peak?
I am mega happy.
Thank you all for motivating me.
And aha, don't worry about the contents.
I started watching your sketchbook fully prepared. xD
I have a friend who writes, and I always warn her when it comes to certain more 'risky' plot devises I tell her she has to do her research in the area, like reasons why people are sexual predators, who they target, why and what implications that has on a victim.
When you know the ins an outs, and are intimate with the pain it can cause then it will make your back stories more striking and more accurate. Unlike that person though, you do seem to put in some good stories in there. They strike an emotional responce which works in harmony with the pictures, so I'm not complaining.
I used to want to be a criminoligist/phychologist so I'm always a little critical on murder stories/ horror stories. Instead of being scared I'm like "Och, come on! That murderer has no consistent reason for doing that in that way!"
So yes, to conclude my rambling in the end you're here to have your art work critiqued, not your writing. *though I can do that too, if you want. xD*
Oh and it's not only CA... I'm the greedy one who wish to see all the pretty and interesting and clever things out there... or just most of them... But it's impossible. Whatever, but I should at least not waste my time on useless things. It's bad enough I must sleep several hours a day and I'm not so good at using the rest.
Hm I like when someone has some stronger bond with his/her SB and the ones who visit it. An occassional dump of art with a few important words can be great of course, but I get so much from the ones who are more personal, keeping a friendly atmosphere. I need different things, this is one of them. CA is a great place, useful links, tips, humor and friends - I can find all here.
I can't say much about your sketches but this monster definitely has some charm
Hello! ^_^ new studies yay! You're getting closer to being awesome!^_^
You can try doing some contour studies, it helped me one time to understand the form and the weight of the figure more accurately!) Hope if you try that this will help you too!!
Cheers, hoping to see more of your stuff)
I was going to ask you "didnt you do anything new?"..but when i came here i figured its me who missed the action !! Good thing you popped into my sb or i would have completely missed your last update. dammit! i think i was pushing myself too much in last few days ( only 4 hrs of sleep ) so i tend to forget and miss stuff. Anyways i saw ur comment in my sb : u didnt abandon my sb man !! im so grateful for your crits as always and it encourages a lot so that i can work like a crazy son a b****
ok enuf blah blah so lets get to business....
Your are going for more details in your doodles which is great. The guy with 'fish hooks' looks great. Nice pose.
Good thing your trying to think in 3d. im also trying to. sometimes its tough but have to do it whenever possible.
Your 'Imaginary Monster' Looks great despite some anatomy errors. Its kind of a unique. best thing would be try to draw it again just to fix the errors (legs/chest - think 3d and render them as forms) However youll be okay once you finish the lessons so don't worry too much.
Keep practicing man. maybe few photo ref work along with the anatomy lessons will be the best thing to do right now. (ex: if you learn about facial muscles then draw from a photo ref to practice the knowledge you have gained ) Im also planning to do so as well.
Well keep those undead and monsters coming my way man. I can let them taste my 'Tiger Claw' soon!
Nice studies again I loved the frog perspective, it looks great, this imaginary monster of yours, revealed that you have good pencil shading. Especially the part between the head and the arm. I can almost see that space in there. Your upper parts are looking ok for now. I would advice to focus on lower parts, legs, feet’s, etc. you sure suck at them . Keep up the good work!
Hell fuckin' yeah. good update here Plissken. Keep working those forms and keep studying those muscle structures. Remember that you'll often be able to find the connections of the muscles through bone placements. Again, I say these things to remind myself as I study as well .
My girlfriend is in medical school and has this program VH Dissector. It gives you different bodies and you can "explore" them by taking away and adding muscles to see what's where. Fully rotatable 3D muscle structures, with the ability to highlight skeletal structure underneath and see what goes where. I have no idea about your financial situation, but I think a standard license is $100-200. I'll keep you updated as I use it as to how useful it really is. It looks like a very useful program- just a heads up.
Keep kicking ass.
"She took the ice cube trays out of the freezer. What kind of a sick bitch takes the ice cube trays out of the freezer?"
i really love seeing this white, distinct text in sketchbooks haha
try think things as cubes or as spheres, im not sure if you can get a hold of vilppu dvd but he shows very well cubes and sphere figures.
this of the form, what shapes that make the solid ness and draw that,
i see very good amount of sketches happening and it's gonna pay off soon i bet!
i'd like to see more from you, ltPlissken.
Good point, doing more detailed researches on the background of the stories that you are working on,
makes them much more striking and accurate. That is why, I am reading as
much as I can, and I am trying to follow out some horror and science fiction stories, so
my imagination could evolve. I am always trying to improve my skills, the mission just
never ends. Good to know that you support some of my more violent art.
Obviously you have a talent to be a criminologist or psychologist as soon, as you noticed
that you are able to discover so many flaws in horror and murder stories. But seems like
you will be more rather a painter or a concept artist, than a criminologist.
Sharing your thoughts with me, cheers me up, so please write down whatever you think
whenever you think, and I am ready to be criticized as in art and in writing the same.
Thank you for visiting.
You guessed it right, I am following Riven Phoenixes video tutorials.
The guy helped me so much, that I will send him some flowers and some
chocolate to his house the next weekend.
How do you manage to get time for other things and to view other societies beside this one?
You sound like a hyper active person. I have to admit, I also have trouble with timing my sleep.
Too many things to do, and not enough time, but I guess that’s a story of us all.
You are right, I have a strong bond with my sketchbook, cause it makes me
work harder. I stated earlier in my sketchbook, that this thing is a big moving force
in my art life. Ultra-nice thing is to know, that you have found yourself at home,
here on CA. It is so much fun working with you.
Thank you for your support.
Maybe I will be awesome one day, but not as close as how awesome you are.
Contour lines studies. Got it. I will try to implement that in my work schedule
the next week. Thank you for your advices and for your support.
I am trying to force myself to do a digital painting, but as soon as I sit down
to my computer, I find something else, more interesting to do, like for example,
surfing on the net, or watching some xxx.
Thank you for your input.
Hello, thank you for the words of encouragement.
Nice name you got there, does it holds some special meaning?
I am currently learning the pelvis structure, and I have no idea
about drawing legs yet. I will draw something, some legs when I improve.
Thank you for your support.
4 hours of sleep, out of 24 is just not enough maaaaan.
Yea, the imaginary monster got some anatomy ‘issues’ that I am aware,
but it is a monster, so the excuse is, that he got some mutated limbs, and that
is why he looks so awkward, hahaha.
I feel so tired today, even if I slept more than 10 hours last night. And I
am feel a bit lazy, however I should paint something digitally.
Thank you for being here, we’ll talk later man.
I know, I am not good at drawing and painting legs, I never was,
hope that I will improve after doing a bunch of leg studies and anatomy,
I just cannot manage to do all that in a same time. I require more and more time...
Thank you for your kind words.
I am not started studying muscles more seriously yet. I am currently
at bone structure.
The software that you are mentioning here, you know the 3D studies
of the human muscles sound tempting. I could save the money for it
next year, but firstly I want o buy an Intuos 4. Where could I buy the
Thank you very much for this link that you shared with me,
‘KChens class demos’ ; it goes directly to my art link collection in
my first post. You are a great guy.
I really appreciate your help and your support.
Sorry for not updating so often, I admit,
I really know how to act lazy. However, even if I do not update, I
am trying to follow other sketchbooks and to read and learn from other
people’s work. Those cylinders that you are suggesting me to draw on my
figures looks too difficult, they just confuses me, I rather draw boxes around
my figures. I will visit your sketchbook, thank you for motivating me.
I am trying to be different, exceptional, deviant and original.
I want to implement some new elements in the concept art game. No
matter, how impossible that sounds, but I would just like to do that sooner
or later. I have a feeling, that I have some crazy ideas, like no one else
ever had, and that they are unique on their own way, I just do not have
the patience and the skillset to present all that to the world at this moment.
Thank you very much for the words of encouragements, and for supporting me.
I was just preparing this post, when you replied
to my book. Thank you for the links, and for being a real friend.
Yes, I am keeping up with the studies, and I will try to do something
more the next week. I just get lazy for the weekends.
Not much, I just wanted to answer to all the replies,
the great messages and support that I got lately.
Hey, we will be posting next week also, so we never get tired.
I would never make these improvement without all you who
supports me for the last year and a half.
I will edit up lately... if I fucked up something in my typing.
Just wanted to say hi, I don't really have any constructive crits since you seem to be doing preeeety well by yourself
Seriously man, great progress. Hope I'll be able to be around more often to see more of it.
You lazy bum get to work! . As you said, you haven't done any digital work lately so its a good idea to do a new one. I like the referenced sketches, and really like the way you do pencil strokes. try to finish up your anatomy lessons soon.
im working on a photo ref so ill visit you later. Keep posting.
Yay, faces of different types... Good, keep it up
But that hand holding the cigarette is worse than the ones I draw... You can't avoid doing hand studies forever, I hope you know that. Faces and hands are very important elements - and they are both damn hard to master. *sigh*
Hello ol’ friend. I was starting to worry, that
you will not come back here anymore, but now I
feel much better, when I saw your post. Thank you for the
kind words. I hope that you will also try to do more studies,
so we could work together, just as earlier.
Your name always reminds me on Kris Kristofferson from
the movie Blade II. Did I got it right? You will be more active
from now on? Gosh, I feel so happy and excited at the same time.
I am subscribed to your sketchbook, so we can work together, help
each other out with some feedbacks. Thank you for motivating me.
I was a bit afraid, when I was drawing the ‘sleepy princess’,
that the majority will not know is he a she, or she a he, if you know
what I mean, but you got it right, it is a she, and she is asleep, and she
is a bit mummified. Thank you for your support.
I have some gestures from porn drawings, but I cannot scan it cause
it is done on a larger paper format, and I cannot fit it into my scanner.
I just do not want to take a photo of them, cause that way, it will look too lame.
You can see from the charts, that you are one of my top supporters. I just do
not know how can I thank you.
Thank you, glad that you like them.
I am doing anatomy studies, more often now.
The forms are getting better, but they can be wonky sometimes, I admit.
Thank you very much for your support.
Thank you, thank you and thank you.
You got me there right, I am too lazy lately, but I managed
to do a review of my sketcbook today, and I did some lame anatomy
studies, but I did not scanned them. Maybe I will post some graphite
pencils for a few hours from now, but I am not sure, cause I am planning
to train also today. Thank you for the advices, and take a look at my
supporter's list below, you are on a very respective place. I will try
to return you the favor.
hahaha, you are right, that hand sucks,
but I will improve, you will see, I just need some
more time and I need more beer.
Thank you for being one of my supporters, always
a pleasure to talk with you. I will
visit you later.
I just made a little statistic review of my one and a half year old
140 members left comments, till now.
I counted each members posts.
The number before the names are indicating
the order as the members appeared in my sketchbook.
So the number 1, is the first, member who wrote a reply in my book,
that is also the oldest post and the last is the latest.
The numbers after the names, indicates the number of the certain
user's post in my book.
Finally I found the time to take a look at your sketchbook, too x__x sorry~
Anyway, you are doing great Somewhere you mentioned that you can't do drawings from life. But maybe - as already suggested - you could use the tons of reference material that is floating around the web. I think it helps a damn lot.
good progress man. i like the studies, and your faces have gotten alot better. i would focus on doing some more studies on proportions, because other than that, its looking pretty good. keep focused, keep working hard!
About your newest update: values are ok I think, but like somebody mention it earlier the form seems not to be right. Maybe it's because you didn't add enough highlight, dunno. Those little faces are ok. Keep your updates coming cheers.
Nice thing that you have found time to visit my work.
I am so happy about it. I will try to do more life drawings
in the future, yes I do not like to do them, but I guess that
I will just have to force myself this time.
I am practicing as often as I can. Thank you.
Hello friend, I will try to focus on proportions, thank
you for the kind words and for your advice. I will visit you
pretty soon, so we could continue our cooperation.
Glad that you like the supporter list, I thought it would be
a fun idea, just to know our progress and current stats. I am doing
my art and sketchbook, just as I would play an adventure game.
We will make our own team here, and get some great stuff going on
in the future. I see great things in front of us. Together we are stronger.
Team work is just what I am aiming for.
I am just honing my skills and sharpening my weapons currently,
there will be a lot of time for sexual and kinky stuff in the future,
but they will be much more fun, if I have more skills to present them.
Afterall, I would never drift away from my base ideas.
Thank you for your support.
I see that the forms are not right, but it is too late now,
I will try to do better on the next ones. Thank you for your tip,
and for supporting me all the time, I really appreciate your presence.
Hello again every1,
my second post today in my book, I am sorry for
the relatively short replies, I pretty much feel like
hammered shit, cause I am tired.
I managed to do some anatomy studies, and I promised
a digital. So I did a short digital, promise is fulfilled.
I thank you all for your support, and for making my day
better. Will talk tomorrow.