My name is Ian, I'm a web designer involved in a startup development company in Waterloo, Canada. I'm stronger at graphic design than illustration and concept art, and i have to admit to never using a tablet.
Purplegoat has inspired me to post some recent studies, I find it a bit laborious to gather and scan all the little sketches I do, because I dont really keep a sketchbook, instead I accumulate boxes of loose printer paper that I've scrawled and written all over.
These are from references, (my wifes trash magazines she leaves in the bathroom)
The face studies definitely helped with the last piece, and yes there is a marked difference between my work from reference and my imaginative stuff, hopefully I can teach myself to bridge the gap with more studies. I really need to do more on fabrics and folds in cloth.
Hi! Im new here and I have not upload any work yet, but I try to help. You have great concepts and ideas, but certainly you have to work a little bit more with anatomy and blender. If I can give you an advice, try to forget the filters, they make your illustration veri artificial, try to do the same painting.
I hope it helps you! (and sorry for my very bad english )
I tend not to paint, because I dont own a tablet and I just make a mess with traditional media. As a web designer, I tend to use filters for web graphics and GUIs like the "Vision" interface or the 3Kad logo, they're not intended for print but rather webgames and such. I included them in the sb anyway to give an impression of what I do. The stained glass piece was student work that was actually meant to be an exercise in studying photoshops filters, I wasnt sure if I should include it.
I agree however, the filters are poor compensation for good painting.
By the way, welcome to CA and thanks for making your first (and only) post in my sb
Last edited by ExiledRed; May 6th, 2010 at 06:47 PM.