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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:
Last edited by espaki; August 3rd, 2010 at 12:13 AM.
Why no feet on the barkeep?
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
"Poor is the pupil who does not surpass his master
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.
I really like how that figure painting turned out!! keep up the good work
You want to save humanity, but it's people that you just can't stand
- John Lennon ...
I'm already in love with this sketchbook. Hope to see more!
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.
Last edited by espaki; March 1st, 2010 at 12:43 AM.
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.
Your March 9th model painting is stunning! The negative space enhances the feeling that she is lost in her thoughts. Beautiful pallet as well.
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.
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:
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.
Last edited by espaki; August 3rd, 2010 at 12:14 AM.
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