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Thread: (alenah┤s) sketchbook
October 13th, 2009 #1
hi, I am new here,
been a fan of CA for a long time,
but only now I┤ve decided to start my sketchbook here, too;
although I┤ve been doing illustration & concept work for some time already,
looking at all those amazing and inspirative other member┤s sketchbooks or galleries makes me sometimes feel like my own "art journey" has only begun
(and makes me want to learn more each time; this learning process never ends, I know ..)
so I thought I┤d start a sb thread, where I┤d share some sketches, concepts, ideas, brush experiments or techniques-tests (or maybe just some primitive idea-capturing doodles or scriblings that I often produce as a side-effect when trying to do some "more serious" work; or maybe whatever else .. )
I do not know where this may go, as I do not have much time
(a freelance illustrator/2D-image-post-processing & visual/concept artist; self-taught),
but I┤ll try to share what I┤ll do or learn as I go, from time to time, either traditional or digital ..
hopefully it might perhaps be of some interest for someone here ..
Pls feel free to post any kind of feedback, welcome,
Before I post something new,
here┤s a series of some older work,
that I - pretty randomly - picked from my site-portfolio or other forums┤ sketchbooks or galleries of mine, and so ..
+ process ..
+ the process
(I am learning ZBrush, lately)
and this is what I got while experimenting with brushes;
trying to add the 3rd dimension to my 2D-flat PS brushes
there┤s a little bit more info about how these were created
(+ a few *gif animated "making-of" demos of my older images)
in a separate "Demos & Step-by-step" thread of mine >>
thanks for visiting,
Last edited by alenah; October 21st, 2009 at 04:17 AM.
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here are a few anatomy-studies (both digital and trad.) ..
(my left) hand studies
and the one of my collegue (sketched while waiting for a client meeting,
the client was a bit late .. )
and something different,
a creature-head (learning ZBrush; still do not know how to render/use lights & materials properly, so this was only "rendered"/composited "manually", in PS)
a peacock illustration (Painter X)
and - lately I am also trying to get into environment/matte-painting a bit,
so - here┤s a few simple clouds-painting attempts .. (Painter, PS)
October 13th, 2009 #3
Hi Alena, great to see you started a sketchbook here too! I know your work from another forum. Great start, and I'm looking forward to see more of your work.
October 14th, 2009 #4
Hi Bart, thanks for welcome,
nice of you
update, a few more ..
quick gesture studies
trad. watercolor study
a couple of stylized-style portrait studies
realistic-looking organic surface studies
+ a few other randomly picked pics
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October 14th, 2009 #7Registered User
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I've seen your work at cgtalk before.
Stunning work and nice individual style
October 14th, 2009 #8
dude very nice jobs
October 15th, 2009 #9
hey Eiki/Sebastian - you were the first to say hallo & welcome in my CGS sketchbook back in 2008, remember?
nice to see same people are visiting different forums,
a face (& light) study, just a quick sketch ..
and here┤s - I don┤t know - just something,
(wip, pencil, Painter X)
started with initial pencil drawing,
then added some rough shading (& patterns to get more "information" to work with for blending in the very next step),
then used Painter┤s blenders to blend it all smoothly togehter ..
here┤s a simple 3-steps making-of animation ..
.. and here┤s a short real-time demo, movie of the process (200 % speed actually),
download: *mov, about 4 MB >>
maybe I┤ll take this one a bit further ..
October 15th, 2009 #10
These are all really great, amazing even. I really like the studies you have done of the Human eye.
Double thumbs up!
October 15th, 2009 #11
I┤ll (hopefully) scan some more soon
forgot to post another (older) creature
(or - creature┤s smile study);
ZBrush, composited & painted/airbrushed in PS
+ a pencil study, a bit less "psycho" ..
October 15th, 2009 #12
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I first heard about ZBrush last year, so - started learning -
and - was learning for about 3 or 4 months,
but - since then - I could not proceed learning untill now (I almost had no free time), so that┤s pretty that long ..
and - concerning my skills - very little, actually;
I┤ve only learnt a few basic techniques so far (that basically means only pulling/pushing clay with brushes on a sphere, literarly) -
which is not very much, indeed;
I still have no idea of "correct" 3D workflow (if any), no idea of how to make nice renders,
- I even still can┤t figure out how to manage my meshflow (to keep my model "sculptable", at least )
I am learning by myself (trial & mistake method at my home studio - no skilled collegue available for help, unfortunatelly; I only get some great and valuable help from time to time from other CGTalk or ZBC members),
so - since I┤ve never ever had any 3D experience before, my learning curve is very slow, I┤d say -
so - just to illustrate - here┤s a few of my "best of", so far,
long way to go
the last one is my entry for CGTalk sculpting workshop "Animals in Repose"
- I only could make this to this level with a huge help of other participants, anytime I got stucked ..
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I think I finally know what jealousy feels like.
Only odd thing I noticed was the thumb on the blue fist in the second post looks like it should be facing upward a little bit.
click it, you'll be glad you did
"At least I'm dying in the coolest way possible, eaten by a dragon-shark! Made of lasers!"
October 17th, 2009 #16
yep, it was not easy to make my collegue keep his hand (and his thumb in particular) not changing its pose while I was trying to sketch it
one-eyed-creature, another stage
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great stuff. you definitely have your own style. i'm looking forward to seeing more :
October 20th, 2009 #21
.. sounds like an compliment^^,
nice of you
Irrlaeufer, thanks a lot!
a cat-creature design
some simple enviro-thumbnails, just for light&value practice
and - this is what I got when (some time ago) I got inspired - at once - by Andrew A. Jones and Craig Mullins
I never knew that painting those thumbnails can be such a fun ..
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October 22nd, 2009 #25Registered User
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Funny to here that I was the first posting in your thread at cgtalk wasn't aware of that atm ^^
But how did you recognize me? I had another nick there? ... ^^
Well, great work with the last one! Amazing quality in your work, please keep posting, I love what you are doing Inspiring stuff here
October 26th, 2009 #26
.. I noticed when your nick changed -
(I did not know that was possible, until then - so I remember you )
thanks for dropping in, glad you like my sb
here┤s a little speedie I did today - a creature, still very wip ..
November 11th, 2009 #27
I'll be keeping a watch here, I love your traditonal sketches.
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November 15th, 2009 #29
Pixie Trick, thanks, nice to hear you like my traditionals
I do not have much time for any personal work at the moment, but lately I was working on a series of some "woman/fashion" editorial designs,
so I am posting here a few of them too ..
(watercolor & mixed media)
November 15th, 2009 #30
Wow! Impressed. You have some fabulous work here! your digital still lifes are great! I also love your pencil studies. Your lines are so fluid and full of emotion. I strive to create my drawings with fluidity and gracefulness like yours. I have to take a second look at your work because its just plain awesome.
Cheers, I'm workin on my sketchbook, its coming along slowly as i have time in college. Keep up the good work, I will be checking in frequently.
what is your tek for the those watercolor, magazine pieces? Those are beautiful.