Damn I'm tired...no EXHAUSTED. I've just completed the sketch! So the concept of the contest is bringing something to life. Of course I think of my son! and the whole childbirth thing..but come on...i didn't even want to see that! So I'm thinking and thinking...about breeding urki, robots and artificial life...and I think about bringing my drawings to life! Something every artist has thought of right? I mean come on! That's the whole basis of animation!
So here is my take...designing away into the late hours of the night, creating that *dream* man...wishing he would POP out the page...wearing metal, weapon in hand and oh look, he's even got a rose! is he a lover or a fighter? Only I will know....BECAUSE I MADE HIM! ooooohhh snap..
He is my New...Being
I like the way this is portrayed better than most of the "drawn to life" entries. It's less stereotypical. Although I think the knight's hands need a little work and his head seems to be too large for his torso .
Yeah the hands were pissing me off lol I think after a good nights sleep I'll go back and rework them...Hmm i didnt notice that about his head.. it does look a bit large... good looking out!
Thank you for your kind words and good advice!
I like your drawing a lot and how you represent the idea, but it's not like it's not around either.
Seriously? I birthed at home so I wouldn't miss it. Nothing better in the world but the smell of fresh newborn and their first stare into your face.Of course I think of my son! and the whole childbirth thing..but come on...i didn't even want to see that!
Anyway, some technical crits... Your legs are not quite right. Too chunky, feet look blocky. Take a photo of yourself in that pose, perhaps, for reference? You really don't want detracting mistakes spoiling the beauty of your image.
the perspective seems a bit off. I would fix all wonky perspective and line work before i start shading the next time.
The idea is cool tho it looks like the guy came in using the window.
The way he is holding the rose is really awkward...
It looks a bit sissy how he leans his head on the sword but i guess its a matter of taste.
And it helps to google up some armors as a reference.
10-20 min of research before you start painting will save you hours of frustration.
What I meant is that I didn't really want to watch him coming out down there! I would probably be freaked for life! There is nothing like that first moment you bond with your baby, that was the best day of my life!!
Oh and whats wrong with chunky? I did use a photo reference of myself.... ::blush:: still working off the baby weight....
YIKES i didn't want him coming through the window! that would make him like any other mortal! lol hes supposed to be coming out of the page...I will make sure to draw that more clearly, thank you
Oh and yes the hands are troublesome! I'm reworking that as soon and my model wakes up.. gotta love family!
Nothing wrong with chunky, I've mean chunky in way it does not seem anatomically correct, the leg that it's streched seems too thick at the knee joint. I could be wrong, though.
Ok with the suggestions i went back and made a few edits... I feel that I am ready to start painting! Any more suggestions before I get dirty?
Yep - at first glance I thought he was coming through the window too, JL. I know you'll be able to strengthen the feeling of where he really is emerging when you add more colour and tone though.
Last edited by Nickillus; July 9th, 2009 at 12:45 PM.
yes i will!! lol thank you
Good start. I think you can't make too many sketches to start with before you commence painting, you never know what you will find if you keep playing with it.
I would consider pushing the man to be more on the right side of the image, and pushing the window to behind your head on the left side, so it doesn't look like he's coming out of the window, and I think it might make better use of the space (as at the moment, there's nothing "important" on the right third of the image).
When you paint, it might be nice to contrast the beauty of the fantasy man with the dullness of your surroundings perhaps - keep all the best and most saturated colours for him maybe.
Good work, keep at it.
Puck thank you!That was really good advice and I really like the layout much better now! I moved him over more and it looks as though this couple has a better eye connection now. Before it looks as though this girl was focusing on the rose, and now shes gazing into her dream lover's eyes! Mmmm Hmmm!
Well I started coloring this piece....i have a long loooooooooong way to go. But I just wanted to share where I am at ...at the moment! Any comments as I paint away?
Ok just about finished here...thought i would post up. Any last comments? Speak now or forever hold your peace...or piece? lol