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Thread: Cross-hatching galore!
March 4th, 2011 #31
i love the twisted imagination going on in here! the style is fascinating, and it continues to improve..
i think watercolor washes might improve your work, if you're looking into color, doesn't have to be anything complex, just some basic colors, the green really adds some depth to the last one.
only critique might be work on basics, and just strengthen your fundamentals, and explore everything to further the imagination in your work
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March 15th, 2011 #32
Thanks for the feedback Dope Fiend I appreciate the critique!
New work: First one is a rushed Kali
Second is just thoughts, ideas, no context.
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March 15th, 2011 #33
This is very impressive... how long does it take you to finish a drawing? Do you work all traditionally or clean stuff up digitally? Also is everything imagination work or do you use some reference?
Sorry for asking a ton of questions, but this is awesome work.
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March 15th, 2011 #34
Thanks for taking an interest in my work Dracken, I'd say it takes an avg. of 5 hours per drawing, depending on t's complexity, it starts out as a pencil sketch and then I ink over it and erase the pencil leftovers, no digital media is involved (beyond resizing it after scanning). As for reference, it depends on the drawing, for instance, regarding the latest two, I had to look up Hindu themes and various Kali imagery because I'm only vaguely familiar with the subject, whereas the last one is just imagination.
March 15th, 2011 #35
Sir, This is the most delicious eye candy, i have ever tasted.
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March 26th, 2011 #36
Thanks Deep, glad you like it!
Here's some more stuff, second one's not finished, I don't know if I'll finish it though.
April 30th, 2011 #37
May 13th, 2011 #38
I'd love to see some crits/comments, guys.
May 13th, 2011 #39
Dude amazing line quality looks like every line is placed really well !!Post #2 is awesome!!
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May 13th, 2011 #40
Cool stuff, man. Part Crumb, part Moebius. I'd like to see some loose work though, that's where the real growth lies, messy sketches!
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June 3rd, 2011 #41
Thank you Dimi and Dutchman; I'm thrilled that you find similarities between my work and Jean Giraud's he's one of the best contemporary artists, as for sketches, whatever free time I have I devote to drawing actual pieces, which start out as rough sketches anyway. Most of my 'messy' work is intertwined with lectures or homework, I'm sure none of you are interested in my heat transfer course
Anyway, here's some desert scenes.
June 25th, 2011 #42
Various works in various stages of progress.
Crits/advice are more than welcome
September 18th, 2011 #43
quick sketches from my notebook for a change. All are ballpoints done in 10-20 minutes on the bus/train/park. Some from life, other just ideas. I've (agonizingly) compiled them together in paint.
September 18th, 2011 #44
November 1st, 2011 #45
Three WIP I'd like some help with. Specifically the first since I spent agonising hours on her hair and I wouldn't want to screw it up now.
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November 16th, 2011 #46
more works in progress. I'd love some criticism.
December 27th, 2011 #47
Got some work done over the holiday. Crits, comments, spambots, welcome!
January 28th, 2012 #48
So here's more stuff, I'd like to hear some opinions.
January 28th, 2012 #49
That cross hatching is looking bloody good, mate. I think you're doing a good job so far, what I'd like to see though, is you pushing your shading even more.
I see you do a great job on clothes, torsos and usually faces, but areas like Hands, for instance, look a little lacking in detail. With your type of shading, they could really pop, but it looks like you're too scared to do much shading on these sorts of areas.
Whilst the style on this picture's a bit different to yours, when you look at the hands I'm sure you can get what I mean.
Just keep pushing, mate. Other than that, I love what I'm seeing here so keep up the good work.
June 13th, 2012 #50
So it's been a while.
Naidy I thank you for your advice. I have actually decided to stop crosshatching as I seem to have reached a plateau. I've decided upon moving to pointillism and I've never been happier!
So here are my first attempts at pointillism.
The second turned into a huge tattoo on my back . It's far from finished and you can't see the details because I have an old camera phone but it's also in pointillism.
June 13th, 2012 #51
Awesome sketches. they have a very Gothic almost Lovecraftian feel to them
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July 11th, 2012 #53
Not too happy with this, many mistakes, but I'll post anyway.
July 26th, 2012 #54
A bit more pointillism. I feel that the balance is a little off, and I don't fancy the hair too much. What do you think?
July 26th, 2012 #55
wow awesome sketchbook!
maybe if your hair will be a little bit darker for make more contrast with the whiteness of the female face.
July 26th, 2012 #56
October 13th, 2012 #57
Some more stuff
January 15th, 2013 #58
Been a while...
November 7th, 2014 #59
our lady of the plague has blessed us with this corruption of the body, for only through her putrid embrace may we be washed of our sins and born anew.
November 7th, 2014 #60
Very nice! I actually remember this sketchbook..with the birds Such awesomeness.. I just wished you'd share more often!