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August 5th, 2010 #1
Christian Hammer Sketchbook
It is time to add some of the pages from my sketchbook.
I have been paid to create art and concept art, but I would definately not call myself a professional. I am very much still finding my way and love feedback.
I have a few rules I give myself and one of them is to not have any idea what I am going to sit down and draw during my evening sketch sessions. This is just a series of pages from some of these. You can see more of them at my Creature Design and Digital Painting website.
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More sketch pages
I am uploading them from a stash of them I have here... So there will be more of them today. The first page in this group is just a couple heads, I did that A LOT... The bottom image is from my first time using Alias Sketchbook, and I found that I LOVE it!
August 5th, 2010 #9
wow man your pencils are so sweet, i reckon you push the dark's a little more though, give it some more contrast
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August 6th, 2010 #10
A couple more pages
These two are from the same sketch sessions where I try to have no preconceived notions as to the image I will create... It is a lot of fun and keeps the ideas new and that in and of itself is pretty wonderful.
The recycled brown paper doesn't hold up very well to, well much of anything, so going darker often cannot happen, but I could up the contrast after scanning them in.
I am still very much learning my own process, and have learned a lot from comments on other forums, critiques and generally comments in general, so I LOVE any and all feedback.
August 6th, 2010 #11
Oh my, I love your creatures. Keep them coming.
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heyyy this stuff is so cool dude!! those white pencils u do are beautiful !
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number 8 is sick, nice work
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You have some really interesting creature designs going on here. I don't have much in the way of a critique, just throwing some encouragement your way (and general appreciation for the Labyrinth-esque piece -- great movie!). Keep up the great work!
August 12th, 2010 #26
I really like your creature designs. The first few em, devil-like creatures gave me the same jittery feeling as when i looked into h.r. giger's devil-cult pieces. Reinforce it more and I bet you'll do fantastic with them (:
August 12th, 2010 #27
Your creatures and monsters are lovely, I like them!
Do you draw with reference or where do you get inspiration?
August 12th, 2010 #28
intrinsik - Thanks always can do with encouragement!
Bleo - We loveses Geiger, and Brom, well and many others but those tend to be the big two in my influences, as I always love their work. SO THANK YOU!!!
.empyrean. - Just pulling them out of my head, no reference, usually I am just creating shapes and then trying to make something out of them. This is just warm-up stuff, not trying to create anything. I was a medical illustrator for 5 years, and have a heavy reliance on reference, so to break myself of that crutch I started sketching for 2 hours a night with no reference, no preconceived ideas, no theme, just start making shapes and then create something from them. I am now starting to allow myself to have ideas when I go into sketching, it is GREAT practice.
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wow your creatures are truly scary! Nice work.
I suppose no matter what I'm drawing, there will always be some sort of question in my mind about it. A work of art (even cartoon art) is never really finished; it is abandoned.
_ Brooke McEldowney,