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Hey folks, long time since I've posted. There's more to come. PROMIZ!
Just some zombies. Got inspired after watching the new Walking Dead episode. Ballpoint pen.
ref used on the guns, and the attire of the main pirate.
Last edited by Ra Havok; February 26th, 2014 at 07:44 PM.
Ref used in parts for the dragonrilla and the sloth.
Last edited by Ra Havok; February 26th, 2014 at 07:45 PM.
Ref used on guns and motorcycle... and clothes, partially.
Quick poses without ref.
I started a sketchbook entirely devoted to practical anatomy studies. Here are the first couple of pages.
Fudging around with waterpaint.
Last edited by Ra Havok; March 19th, 2014 at 07:53 PM.
Awesome stuff man, and I love your sense of humour too, some details on your first posts made me crack up. Keep 'em coming!
Some good drawings here. You might want to work on the faces a bit, they aren't as strong as the rest of the linework.
That last waterpaint pic looks awesome - though it reminds me of Old Gregg a bit, haha
Mongrelcat - thanks a bunch for the kind words!! I'll try to keep 'em coming.
Freakmod - Thanks for looking at my SB. As per your suggestion I've been drawing more faces than usual. It would be helpful if you could tell me in what drawing or painting the face(s) are not so good. It's hard to be objective about one's own art.
Who's Old Gregg?? Thanks again.
Here's a portrait of my fancée:
Hey Ra Havok,
This last drawing is nice - I love the intricate shadows of the hair on the cheek
I'll expand on what I said in my last post. I'd like to see you draw faces that connect me with the character's emotions and soul. I'd like an emotional reaction when I see the face. I'm not talking about having the character convey strong emotions, necessarily. Even a blank expression can make you think about depression, alienation, contemplation, peace, dead feelings, etc. The style of the makeup and hair can convey another dimension about the character. The facial features themselves, and the lighting, can set many moods.
Try using the planes of the face and shadow to create drama. Try searching artists you like and see how they stylize the faces they draw. Experiment with the sparkle in the eyes. Look at exaggerations such as disney character sheets and why their expressions and characters link with your brain so readily. I'd love to see radiant character coming out of your drawings - you're already showing a good deal of technical skill, and that's what I saw missing in many of them.
I've personally found that practicing using a very thick medium like charcoal or a black ink brush helped me focus on the most core aspects of the face and bringing that out the essence. Maybe that could help.
Hope that helps, keep up the journey, I can't wait to see your future work
Hey Freakmod, thanks a ton for the very insightful reply. I'll be sure to be mindful of what you wrote in my future endeavours! Thanks agagin.
In the meantime, here's a quick pin-up of Harley Quinn.
Just a random sketchpage. Sans ref.
Again, random sketchpage. Was messing 'round with hard shadows. No underdrawing.
Looking good! I love the second face, very shifty eyed! Strong silhouette.
Griffnly: thanks for commenting, and your kind words! Much appreciated.
Freakmod: thanks for checking in again. Glad you liked the doodles.
Here are some caricatures of Flemish tv-personalities.
And an updated version... I had a hard time with the figure on the right...
So, I've recently bought a batch of Copic CIAO markers. It's a fun medium. Very immediate, and almost 'naive' results.
More Copic CIAO action.
Gjergji - Thanks a lot! (^____^)
Here's a piece titled 'first contact'
Heya, nice storytelling on the last one. Here`s something that seemed off to me though.
Given the distance between the two characters the dude feels significantly smaller. If you
compare their faces in pure surface area they cover on the canvas his face fits almost twice into hers.
That`s excluding her hairdo also. which contributes to the size impression. You can compare their space suit helmets also.
Hey Mattinian, thanks for checking out my SB!!
I see what you're saying. In my thoughts, they were standing on a sloped upward hill, so I felt perhaps too 'comfortable' eyeballing the perspective. I'll make sure to pay closer attention next time! Thanks for the crit.
Been a fan of yours for quite some time!