Aww, cute rabbit at the beginning x3
These are all really great, they're just sketches but the seem complete anyway even with the unfinished bits. Is there any particular approach you have to the figure? I really love the sense of weight and emotion you get in the figure and I'd love to know how you go at it
strange1900 & Khanran - Thank you both for the kind words. I'm not sure what you mean by emotion - are you referring to the facial expressions or the general mood of each image?
As for weight I try and vary the thickness of the line - using a heavier thicker line for the underside of things or where one form intersects another helps give a bit of volume, as do core shadows - have you guys read up on those yet? The last three pics are from photographic reference so I was able to take my time with them.
Khanran - My deviant friend will be happy to hear you like the pic
WIP of my avatar, any helpful advice on colouring/lighting/texture/anything else would be much appreciated.
Last edited by RocketBoots; January 24th, 2010 at 07:11 PM.
Reason: added a wip
Very very nice... nice technique, and very controlled. But the control also makes your drawings seem a bit too clinical and a teensy bit stiff here and there.. I'd like to see something a bit more loose sometimes.. But great work so far. Digging your figuredrawings the most. Not a big fan of tattooey tribal-art.
Softskin - thanks for the advice, I do get a bit anal about being neat which I think does slow me down. I think I need to do some more life drawing, working form pics is good but it does mean I can dawdle.
The "tribal" stuff is what I draw as a warmup or just something to get me producing something when I can't think of what to draw.
Here is an updated wip of the robot, I spent a few hours after work working on it, any pointers about colour/lighting/design (I'm a little dubious about how he would twist and bend at the waist) would be much appreciated.