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February 23rd, 2010 #1
Nate - Espaki's Sketchbook (2d, 3d, figure stuff, and maybe some photography)
Hey all, i've been meaning to start a sketchbook thread for a while. It may only get updated once a week or so, but hopefully it will motivate me to update more
My background is in 3d, but i've sketched all my life and currently work as a 3d environment lead and concept artist at a game company. (i know, weird title. I basically create art for whatever is needed at the time, 3d, 2d, level editor, etc...)
Lately I have been doing a lot of digital figure drawing, so i'll kick off my thread with a few of the ones I like the most.
These 3 are 3 hour poses
Some short pose:
And a few misc mudbox sketches, an hour or two each:
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February 23rd, 2010 #3
Banggg onnnn i'd really love to see your sketchbook work, Values are looking good lovin how you arent going 100% light or dark keeping it in between 20%-80% most of the time is wicked
i dont know much about 3d work so i cant say much there
lines looking a little stiff for the poses i'd love to see you find a bit more Rythem / flow in the gesture phase perhaps
looking forward to more soon ! keep up the hard work
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February 27th, 2010 #4
tjtiger: I just ran out of time on that one...no real reason.
Zorcron: Thanks, I think the reason I don't really go to pure black is that I like to have a little color in my darks. I get pretty close in creases though. I know what you mean about the stiffness of my lines, I think my 3d background makes me chisel in form and volume rather than get very fluid with it. I'll try and get some regular sketchbook stuff in- I haven't been working on paper that often in the last year or so, I wanted to focus on my color rendering when I got my laptop.
Here's this week's figure work, 3 hour pose. Overall I'm pretty happy with it, although I didn't get to finish. We'll see if I can try a more "spontaneous" approach next time.
February 27th, 2010 #5
I really like how that figure painting turned out!! keep up the good work
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February 27th, 2010 #6
I'm already in love with this sketchbook. Hope to see more!
March 1st, 2010 #7
A quick doodle from today while looking through a rainforest book. Color scheme and texture inspired by a frog.
A WIP 3d model I've had on the side for a bit. I haven't worked on it in a month or so, I need to get around to finishing it. Based on my car.
And another Figure piece from late last year.
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April 1st, 2010 #11
Figure drawing from this week-
I tried a different approach this time, i didn't start with line, and I used a much more textured brush. I feel ok about this one, but I think my pallet choices could have been better. Finishing some of the details would have been nice too.
April 1st, 2010 #12
Your March 9th model painting is stunning! The negative space enhances the feeling that she is lost in her thoughts. Beautiful pallet as well.
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April 26th, 2010 #16
great work on digital figure drawing at the beginning of your SB. They really taught me a few things about light and color. Keep sharing new work.
April 27th, 2010 #17
Ivan: Thanks, and will do - continuing with this one!
This is from tonight, another 3 hr pose. I worked with shape and color first instead of line again, all the while with a chalky brush. The model was very red and that combined with a bright yellow light she got very saturated.
I'm really happy with how the pallette came out on this one, I made some conscious decisions about what colors I wanted and how to keep them somewhat harmonious and I think it paid off.
I'm always open to critique if anyone has any for me, I know I have a whole lot to learn here still.
Added bonus, another process gif:
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May 22nd, 2010 #22
I started out using some really nice brushes from Jan Ditlev - They worked great, but i didn't want to take it too far and ruin the looseness. Here is the first one I did:
From there I went my usual circular brush route. Neither of these are really finished, but I'm happy with some of the parts of each of them.
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June 29th, 2010 #30
I've been busy with assorted things lately and haven't had a chance to do much figure stuff lately. I have been doing a fair amount of speedpainting with a bunch of coworkers. You can check that out here: http://drypixel.blogspot.com
A few of my favorites so far:
A frozen cityscape - 30 minutes
A rusty hovering car with nuclear weapons - 1 hour
I really didn't stick with the theme properly on this one, but i had fun with the vehicle design.
An enormous Demon Dissects a Train - 1 hour
A wounded hairy officer - 30m