lancer_idenoure - yea man! very good call on both. i dont know why i always flatten my characters sooo much its ridiculous... thats from being out of life drawing for a few years... thatll teach me to leave. and your 100% on point about the saturation and how less can be more. focal points. thanks man!!
Veshkau - im honored! your improving at a physically alarming rate haha. killing it bro.
i had to bump the "Kill the character above you thread" because its so fucking cool. i love it. i just wish more people would get in on it!!! come on people, you get to slaughter another persons character! so cool. anyways, here is the thread if your interested...
Damn man, your sketchbook's crammed full of action and madness! I love it.
My biggest critique would just be your line confidence! You're on the ball with foreshortening and form, but it would be real nice to see those skills executed with brave, single strokes. All texture must be intentional, the not product of scribbly lines!
Keep at it man, I'm really enjoying your work.
Heey bro, you're anatomy's been improving a lot since my last visit, nice.
I'm gonna have to agree with Chips about the line thing, you have a bunch of tiny
lines scattered around pretty much everywhere, if that's your "thing" it's
fine but you don't want it clouding the focus.
I haven't been by in a bit, so it's great to see your improvement! Work is getting tight
Props for tackling that horse photo study, tough pose with tough lighting and foreshortening to boot. If the reference doesn't always translate, I'll crop or make changes to try and add action, I think it's the fence and back legs that are proving to be a challenge visually win conveying the movement. I'm on a tangent here, just wanted to say good work!
Chips - your absolutely right! i am seriously guilty of laziness whenever it comes to linework, and textures too... i never really take the time to do studies of whatever material im rendering... i just wing it... gotta work on tht! thanks man!!
Ludic - yea i feel ya! im trying to devte some more time to material studies to improve that! thanks for stopping by man!
Black Sun S. - thanks a bunch! i really appreciate that!
Mike L - haha feel free to speak all you want! coming from you, anything is helpful! thanks a bunch man!!
rokushoxxx - thank you! more are on the way!!
Christoffer - barb dude? i think the one your referring to was digital... i hardly ever work in pastels, well not since highschool really. but thanks man!! i appreciate it!
spitboi7 - no slackin haha, just my girlfriend was holdng me hostage for a few days... heres some shit for ya!!
3D model character study, taken from an artist on c g h u b . c o m
You seem really dedicated, I like your sketches, especially the random ink doodles, like the ones from june 13th, very cool! Guile looks great man - nice work! Your comic panels are also really fun I like those too.
One thing that really stood out to me is you do a lot of stuff from a head-on camera angle, like the character is square to the camera. In a portfolio that will be very noticeable - and if you draw too much like that in can hinder your ability. (not saying you do, but just sayin..)
I see you post a lot in the weekly challenges, good luck with those I try to do them too when I can.
Wholewheat_keyboard - thanks a bunch for the reply and the kind words!!! and your definately right about the boring head on stuff... i guess im still not 100% comfortable drawings anybody from a 3/4 perspective, but its somethin im slowly working on!! thanks again!!
SMILEFACE - haha i know you could bro!! aint no thang
some fan art (WIP) of Tessai from Ninja Scroll... still my favorite anime character. . .
thanks guys!! replies are coming in the next post i swear!!
for now, i just needed to post this in here, and i should probably post it on my first page as well, this is just some awesome advice by one of my heroes in this business, mr. Darren Yeow. he is a true inspiration!
"Something I learned when my career was in the shitter:
Wherever you are in life right now, there is something you can specifically do at this point in time, to either make your life better or worse.
In times of despair, this should provide solace - no matter how bad things are, as long as you still draw breath, there is a single step you can take immediately, that will elevate you, even if slightly, above where you were before. After that, there is another and then another and another. String enough of these together, and you'll increase your chances of knowing success.
In times of abundance, this should evoke a measure of caution - no matter how good things are, and how bright they seem, there is a misstep that you can make that will erode everything you've worked so hard for. After that, there is another and then another and another. String enough of these together, and you'll probably increase your chances of knowing failure."
kevin_ - thanks man! the whole thing is a work in progress haha.
Fernteixeira - thanks a lot man!! i understand you fine, except im not sure what you mean by HQ?
Lakai - thanks man! haha thats my biggest (one of anyways) problem area at the moment... is having the patience to actually continue a piece after i have stopped it. or to continue a work in progress. i have a horrible tendancy to give up on everything i do... meh. dont really know how to get past it.
Aaron_ - thanks man! yea i should really finish him...
ok heres a quick collab i did with a fella i met on facebook through mutual friends. blake (SMILEFACE) started a really awesome fb page dedicated to collaborations between artists. anyone can post somehing to offer up, or can grab anyone elses work to take a stab at. i chose this guy's sketch. Haytham Mustafa. he had a very solid base to work from, and i only did the colors, so he gets most of the credit on this one!
anyways if anyone wants to check out the collaberative art page, and hopefully join up, you can view it here :