Well, here's my first sketchbook. I'll try to update it regularly.
Recently, i just acquired myself a pen tablet, a basic Bamboo, and now learning how to paint digitally. But it appears i still have much to learn, I was trained as a graphic designer and currently working as one. But i realized, quite lately, that my true passion is in Illustration. It means I have much catching up to do. So, help me out guys.
EDIT 11/25/2010: Well it's over a year now since I have my Bamboo and I have been learning to paint digitally since. This sketchbook is a chronicle of my progress. Enjoy and please drop some crits and/or comments, I still need much to learn
Tell me what you think, critiques are welcomed... no, I WANT IT! sooo BAD! .... but be nice
Here's some fan-art sketches of Neil Gaiman's The Sandman.
1st attachment: It's Dream a.k.a The Lord Shaper. This is a cleaned scan, my sketchbooks are messy., i wish i have that architects hand . I finished it, I'll post it to my gallery soon. EDIT: i posted it, check this out
2nd attachments: It's Despair, Desire's twin sister. It's overdone I think. Too much hand-oil, paper scars, etc...
Tell me what you think, critiques are encouraged
Last edited by witcrack; August 23rd, 2009 at 04:09 AM.
Reason: giving link to my gallery
I like drawing children in some unusual ways or conditions. Usually when i want to draw but don't have any clue on what to draw, i draw them
Tell me what you think, critiques are encouraged, help me get better
Last edited by witcrack; August 23rd, 2009 at 05:58 PM.
Reason: The attachments didn't show. Strange...
It's, again, overdone . I worked on this one for too long and eventually smeared it with hand-oil *ew!*. Anyone had any tips for the wet-handed? I already tried to cover my hand with a sheet of paper, it works but i often ended up feeling uncomfortable. Rubber gloves is a hell-no.
1st attachment: some thumbs, trying to get some ideas and looks.
2nd attachment: i named this one Bob. first scarecrow pop out from my head.
3rd attachment: this one is Verne. 2nd scarecrow.
4th attachment: and Trent. The latest scarecrow with some skull and face studies. I stylized the drawing a bit in photoshop and added those alien inscription for no reason but fun
Here's an initial sketch i've done for this character, A Samurai Girl (i've not yet found her a decent name ), and a color blocks as a painting base. I wanted her to look like she's rising with rage from a fiery building rubble. I've posted this in "WIP and Study" forum, please drop by and tell me what you think
You got a cool style going on with some good ideas.
The value range in this one is pretty good. But some of your other pencil work looks a little flat. Try and push the value range a bit more with darker darks and lighter lights to add depth.
Thanks Josh! Yeah, I've been working on adding quick values to my sketches while keep being spontaneous at the same time. I have to do more study from the real-life objects. The drawing that you mention was done in, possibly, 3 weeks! I am a slow renderer, i have to work on that problem too.
Again, thank you for your comment and critic, i'll update as much as i can.