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God, I really need to update this more. But everything's so old and crappy; I almost hate to bump it. Oh well. Here's a random sketch.
edit: adding a bunch more old stuff.
Last edited by jcpahl; July 29th, 2011 at 04:33 PM.
Great sketchbook! I love the details! More pencils, please!
surus: Thanks very much. I'll try to find some pencils worth posting; I have a boatload, but they're all like anatomy studies and stuff. Who wants to look at the same old Bammes studies for the millionth time, I don't even know.
A wip I'm messing around with:
edit: added more old stuff.
Last edited by jcpahl; June 13th, 2011 at 08:25 PM.
Hey pa(h)l, how are you? You should post more work. But who am I to criticize you. I'm not better . I like the last two digitals. Good value control but I'd like to see some new faces on your characters. But I'm no better here as well ^^
try to work more on gesture before working on form or rendering
Love the stuff you have going on here, but the major problem with your characters is that you seem to get way too carried away with the details thereby loosing the 'I am a whole' look of your guys. They fall apart into bits that way, so try to get all the lovely detail stuck back together by giving it a shared shading/lighting, i.e. make sure it flows and the tone matches across the figure.
Great work, so keep it up,
I'm going to get in the habit of updating this again.
Here's a bunch of assorted semi-old and semi-new stuff.
Last edited by jcpahl; June 17th, 2011 at 10:18 PM.
GHudston - thanks.
Edit: I'm going to put a thread in the jobs section, and upload the pics here so I can use img tags there. So some of these are reposts.
Last edited by jcpahl; April 12th, 2012 at 08:06 PM.
Good stuff like the Enviros. Nice sharp rendering. Keep them coming.
Rushlord: Rushlord! Good to see you. I thought you'd stopped posting. The only sketchbook? Talk about pressure.
Some quicky photo-studies:
Lovely paintery skills...I am envious. Keep it up.
Hey man I am astonished by the way you paint and draw.Could I ask what tablet have u got and could you make a screenshot of your brush preset settings you have.Thank you!
I am really interested to know your brush presets,coz sometimes when I paint my paintings look a bit smudged and with lost edge kind of thing. I usually paint on 75 to 100 opacity and flow but that happens some times. Your paintings are easy to read,not smudged and all of them are with nice crisp,sharp edge.BTW Nice values as well
awesome work! this work is great!
Featheredface: Thanks very much.
ShadowSnake_67: Gosh, thanks. My tablet is a Wacom Intuous 3, 6x8, and I'm mostly just using the default PS brushes at 100% opacity and flow. Sometimes I'll turn the flow down if I want finer control of the brush, but I rarely bother.
If you're having issues with smudgy edges, I'd guess it's probably less to do with brushes and technique and more to do with just a simple lack of structure; a drawing problem, in other words, like 90% of the rest of painting issues. If you have a rock-solid conception of the form you're painting, the brush you use to paint it barely matters; if you don't, no brush will help.
I ran into the same problem with my stuff, and I struggled with it until I came across some great advice from Craig Mullins on Sijun - that is, to work out your painting opaquely, and nail down the major forms with an opaque brush first, before going back in and noodling with transparent glazes and softening what edges require it. This forces you to figure out the structure of what you're painting, and exposes any drawing weaknesses that otherwise might have been hidden. It's a brutal way to work, but it will definitely cure smudgyness.
The default PS chalk brushes are good for this, or the default hard round with size jitter set to pen pressure and all opacity and flow jitter turned off. That's pretty much all I use, plus the soft round to make soft edges where I want them, and the occasional texture brush.
But I uploaded my brush set, if you want to see exactly what my settings are: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=UL2JESAU
thebluepuppy: Thanks a ton!
Here's an environment sketch. I've been doing a lot of research on matte painting lately; it's such a cool genre of art; I'd really like to get better at it.
edit - and a quick photo study that I forgot
Last edited by jcpahl; August 23rd, 2011 at 12:28 AM.
Last edited by jcpahl; February 7th, 2012 at 08:37 AM.
fantastic - woah, I need to draw some oiled up babes too
S K E T C H B O O K : http://conceptart.org/forums/showthr...etchbook/page3
McFATMOSKANK : http://fatmoskank.tumblr.com/
Fantastic artwork! Do you work in the concept-art field (or planning to do it)?
I've seen most of your stuff before, on Bay 12 Forums. (You are Balathustrius. It's you, right?)
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FatMoStank - Haha, thanks. Yeah, shiny skin is fun to paint.
Guardian G.I. - Thanks! Yep, that's me. I am working in the concept-art field, doing freelance work.
Last edited by jcpahl; March 11th, 2012 at 03:19 AM.
Here's some character illustrations I did for a game called Fallen Thrones a couple months back. I'd link to it, but it looks like it's been discontinued. I hope that's temporary, because it looked cool, and the devs were a lot of fun to work with.
Couple of undead sketches, just for fun.
Sketched this for someone on Reddit.
also a couple of quick color studies
Last edited by jcpahl; January 12th, 2014 at 03:44 PM.
What amazing bodies you draw! Those skin tones are great.
The sketches are also fantastic. Thanks for sharing!