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August 24th, 2010 #1
Bubblegum is a solution to everything
My old sketchbook thread was too old (and a little embarrassing) so 'm starting a new one, hopefully well filled with daily studies.
I'm a self-taught artist. I admire concept art works, but I also try to get better at working realistically because I love surrealism, and this, imho, benefits from appearing as real as possible.
The corrupted Dryad
I had this in mind for a long time and finally realized it will never make it to a full painting, but I wanted to sketch it in colour nonetheless. I used lots of wood photos as textures (textures are great, but I often forget about them while working).
Last edited by Ranarh; October 4th, 2010 at 01:32 PM.
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Face study 1
Stock taken from deviantart ( http://visual-graffiti.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d7bjzd ). Brush: Basic Round from Tinting in Painter. I hate doing noses.
August 24th, 2010 #3
Face study 2
Stock from deviantart ( http://kindledeath-stock.deviantart....21186929&qo=72 ). The picture is a closeup of an already small photo. I learned about saturation in shadows.
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Keep up the good work, just don't develop too fast or else you'll need to start all over again with a new sketchbook thread from scratch again!
August 24th, 2010 #7
very nice studies keep em comin! i like the concept on your first post :]
August 26th, 2010 #8
Kiss of the Rrelvane
Thank you ColorExcursion!
I often get marooned by my muse. This picture had been intended for a contest, but I was unhappy with the not-so-ethereal quality of the ethereal lady and never solved it. She's a Rrelvane, dryad-like spirits who steal their victim's essence. They're not really kissing, but that's much more poetic, isn't it?
Maybe I'll still finish it someday, because I liked the general idea.
August 26th, 2010 #9
I draw a lot from fashion catalogues, like here. The idea with the tattoo becoming alive isn't particularly original (I actually got it from Benita Winckler's Io), but I thought it might be worth the effort. Then my muse marooned me in the Bay of Not Knowing about Skin Colours. Damn.
September 7th, 2010 #10
So, I've been commissioned to do several illustrations of cities and buildings. Now, making buildings is easy, but where do I start with a city? The streets? But they're not seen in the final picture. The main buildings? I need some help here.
Is it just helpful or necessary to create a 3D model?
The sketches were done while looking at photos and illustrations, none are an exact match. I just tried to get a feeling for the subject.
September 7th, 2010 #11
Nice start! I like those colored pieces. 30 min?! Damn, for me it would take ages
September 14th, 2010 #12
I'll admit, there's a wee bit of Amidala in it. But the face is one of the best proportioned I managed lately, so have a look.
I went a little crazy with strange hairdos recently (I blame it on the cool ad illustrations here on conceptart ).
September 14th, 2010 #13
Behold - the... LASER 3000!!
Excuse the inside joke. "Laser" is a German (?) electronics brand for kitchen machines and hairdriers and the like. It's not very fast, though. I had been fooling around with my fiancι about the hairdress looking a little like a vacuum cleaner handle.
Just playing with colour a little.
September 19th, 2010 #14
September 22nd, 2010 #15
First tries in Blender
So I decided to make the arabian city commission I was given in Blender. My previous experiences with 3D involved mostly architectural software, which is in fact easier to handle than the powerful 3D-thingies. But, I made Gus the gingerbreadman (and crashed his data so I never made him walk , maybe later).
To get started on the city of Temphis, I made a small house. The final render will be completely painted over, so I can stay rough here.
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October 12th, 2010 #18
Hello !!!!! remember me from DA?? http://toshema.deviantart.com/ . Anyways, I'm to find your sketch here on CA !!!! Well, I hope to seer you around !!
Critiques on my work always welcome!!
October 13th, 2010 #19
And you've been here much longer than I thought (seriously, you are still young, aren't you?). We'll keep in touch then
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Critiques on my work always welcome!!
October 14th, 2010 #22
Some of my most successful textured brushes:
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December 13th, 2010 #30
Some doodles I came up with lately. The portraits were done from the portrait book by Barrington Barber - I tried to get a better pencil style. The cloudy-tree-and-circus-tent-swarmed-by-sailships is a felt pen drawing. I used to hate them, but I'm slowly getting used to felt pens for sketches, and I think that's a good thing (yeah I know that girl's arm's too long, it's just a doodle ).
Coming to think of it, it's only in the last few weeks that I started to doodle in the sense of the word. I used to sit down and come up with an idea to draw, and never just put a pen to the paper and went.