My name is Ilse, I am a 23-year-old student of Game Art from the Netherlands.
First and foremost I would like to thank you for dropping by!
Please don't be a stranger and drop a comment, critiques
are most welcome and if I can find the time I'll be sure
to return the favor!
I've got myself a simple A4 sized book to do my sketches in, I'll hopefully be able to show you some new (and better) stuff soon.
Last edited by Lhune; February 28th, 2014 at 07:27 AM.
Today's and a bit of yesterday's doodling. For a personal assignment I'm trying to draw a cartoon-ish game character which I will work out further and then attempt to render in a more realistic way. I'm probably going for either 2 or 4.
It took a while unfortunately. Relationship, work, driving and I still had a few commissions to finish before I could fully focus on practise (I can't do personal stuff well if I still owe other people art).
silvestri99: Thank you! More will come . And keep coming, hopefully.
WinterTime: Thanks! I will!
BlackARK: Glad you think so!
It's not much but I went and refined the sketches a bit more than I initially intended. Especially the rhino 'dragon'.
Info on the rhino dragon: Too heavy to fly, so it's wings started to evolve into a defensive weapon. Not that it needed them since it's already a tank, but I figured it needed something that still slightly resembled wings.
Info on the "mech": Very quick sketch of a mech I've had in mind for a long time. I still lack the skill to draw her as I actually think she should look (it's a she by the way), so I stopped where I was and decided to try again later.
Everything else is just random doodling or practise.
Ahh, I'm so slow with my practises lately! I've been doing other things though. Not a day goes by that I don't draw. Here's what kept me busy before, and what I AM still busy with.
The lion character is not my own, it was an exchange type picture for BrennaRaven on DeviantArt. The second picture is more or less a tryout. I wanted to draw something cute in a somewhat cartoony style (it's no particular animal, more of a mix between red panda and lemur).
Some chimera sketches I did, because I couldn't decide on a pose. I'm probably going for the second though (where the goat is vomiting liquid fire by the way. I'm aware it looks awkard).
And one based off of a bird I saw today when I came home from work. It was sitting perched on a branch, preening itself when the wind suddenly caught it's tail so it flung forward, struggling to hold on to the branch. It really cheered me up and as I got home I decided to speedpaint the scene. 15 minutes.
oh dude! (ette), I saw your thread over in the hon forums, never realised you were a CAer too, I was very tempted to ask you to have a go at my alt avatar for dsham I summitted for that contest they had up ( sadly I wasnt choosen for the top 5 despite the effort I put into it )
My hon name is Mrkrane if you fancy a game ( though me and my friends are strictly cm players, less stressful imo).
Keeviin: I'm glad you think so . I wish I could do more loose sketches, I do them a lot but end up automatically refining them (partially also because I'm probably the only one who can still see what they are before that).
You draw wonderful animals and creatures! They've got a lot of feeling and attitude in their postures and your line quality is a world away from what it was on page 1. Keep posting and improving. I'll be subscribing to this.
A thought had occurred to me as I was looking through your sketchbook. Through my relatively young experience on deviant art, as well as some run-ins in the critique center, I've begun to think of animal-oriented (animals, dragons, critters, etc.) art in less-than-flattering light. There's just so much crap out there that the stereotype of what goes on in the creation of this art and the fan base of really bad artists just continues to grow and grow. The sea of artists who choose to draw and paint animals as a main subject matter is just not a pretty one.
You really validate a lot of your work with understanding and knowledge of what you're drawing. Your structures are solid and the form of your creatures really shines in (what looks to be) a relatively timely fashion.
I find myself more interested in how you sketch. But I find really limited information on it in your sketches. Do you construct your creatures in the sense that you feel you HAVE to build a skeleton, or are you able to mentally figure these things out?
It's awesome that you're working on people more now. I'm not sure how much experience you have in the subject, but your understanding of general forms and structures seems to be carrying over nicely into your human-related work.
Keep up the good work and keep posting, please.
"She took the ice cube trays out of the freezer. What kind of a sick bitch takes the ice cube trays out of the freezer?"
Hey man, loving your sketchbook so far! My favourites are the pokemon drawn like real monsters XD that's such a cool idea.. maybe when I get good enough some day I'll try drawing my favourites as "real" monsters!