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September 1st, 2009 #1
stuff and things, some old, some new - feel free to critique!
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September 5th, 2009 #2
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im not going to get the "I can see forever!" picture out of my head for a while, i almost, regret looking at this thread. then again you draw really well, i especially like amount of emotion you convey in alot of the faces.
also nekkid alligator head man....that is all
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September 30th, 2009 #7
ok, so here is my first point,
you've got alot of talent as an artist,
your sketchbook is definatly the most random ive ever seen,
i genuinly love it.
everything, from the centour, to happyface, to the weird twig man, its all awesome. im definatly gona bookmark this SB, il come back and see how u doing later on!!!!
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October 1st, 2009 #8
Thank you both for your kind comments, I hope to squeeze in more soon
Happy, I really enjoyed looking at your sketchbook Honestly I think your linework is a lot more interesting than mine, but perhaps the grass is always greener ^^
Clockwork, (gah, I realized the SB wasn't broken, I was screwing something up in the link) thanks for the crit ^^ hope you keep enjoying the things to come.
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October 4th, 2009 #9
such a hassle to scan sketchbook~
i've been wanting to develop a spanish/fighting bull type 'taur for a while.
if you can guess which Team Chow artist inspired his overall look though, you get a donkey
practicing painting - progress is progress...
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October 4th, 2009 #10
The impression of life you give to your sketches is stunning!
I really like what you are doing, the style is great, your lines are flowy and so neat at the same time!
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October 4th, 2009 #11
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October 8th, 2009 #13
Hi, thx for the heads up
For starters, your linedrawings are really great. Great use of stylization and full of character And great variety as well.
Your values are still a bit behind, but that's probably a matter of time and some focussed studying. It all boils down to hard work I guess. Bit of a bummer eh?
Here's one tip though: Try to look for something to learn in everything you do, even if it's just looking at people. Watch how the light fall on their faces, how they move, value patterns, shading colours etc. It helps me a lot adding to my visual library without really drawing/painting but just being aware
Keep up the good work!
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October 8th, 2009 #15
WIP, please feel free to critique it at the WIP thread
the rest are sketches, some speedpaint, some just doodling out ideas.
the purplish creature (Engott) is a facial study of a buddy's alien race.
October 8th, 2009 #16
Pixeltuner, I really appreciate the time you took to critique
Values is strangely a problem I seem to have constantly, it's even more apparent on older work until an instructor told me that I needed to push it as well. I think part of the problem is I tend to be a little anxious of making values that might be too dark or too bright, even if art is a lot about pushing those values even if it's not necessarily realistic. Nah, I don't think study is too much of a bummer
I love to observe all the time like you advised, but I'll take extra care to really study values.
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October 11th, 2009 #17
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I find this to be the most consistent design wise: http://www.conceptart.org/forums/att...1&d=1252518721 Simple compact shapes, and forms, and lighting. The sheeptaur has good action.
In your designs you tend to use long lines, like flower stems, that lead into curves and swirls. In my opinion it's too delicate. Incoporate some more rectangular shapes like you did in that bull centaur: you can fit the bull body in a trapezoid, and the upper body also fits into sort of a rectangle. I believe the academic name for that is "envelope" or "the envelope".
Look at that detective looking guy with his face wrapped like a mummy. Look at how from his right leg up to his head you've got a delicate C curve, like a flower stem. Break up that line by giving him a thicker boot, his pelvis is thrust forward so have it in front of his knee, more angles more aggression.
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October 11th, 2009 #19
So I find you here as well. Wow, you have improved so much during the years, it's thrilling to see your progress.
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October 14th, 2009 #22
Wow, that last batch of gestures is nice! I like how you are really feeling through the figure and finding things like the rib cage shape, keep going, that's a great exercise.
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October 15th, 2009 #23
October 15th, 2009 #24
(Ffffirst post, sob.)
Man, I really love what you're doing with those creatures. I know friend at school who'd go absolutely gaga over them. Your work is great!
How long were those gesture drawings? That post in one of my faves.
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October 15th, 2009 #25
I really like Griuk from the Rotwood clan. Nicely designed character. Your cartoony stuff is awesome.
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Cool stuff. Love the "mass" that the fisherman has, very nice.
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October 15th, 2009 #27
There's a lot of great life in your drawings, really nice work! Keep up the variety!
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October 15th, 2009 #28
Armando: Thank you for taking the time to critique I'll keep stronger shapes in mind, it's always good to hear the observations of others.
Majortom: Thank, sadly I can't always go out to the zoo, but at least there's lots of photographs I can try to work with.
Taefa51: The gestures took from 60 seconds to a few minutes (the glass objects took the longest), I like to use Posemaniacs.com 's random pose gesture thing.
October 16th, 2009 #29
October 16th, 2009 #30
Those sketches of the rotwood guy character are super nice. The form is defenitely showing in it.
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