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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.
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.
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.
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!
very nice studies keep em comin! i like the concept on your first post :]
Portfolio Help: http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=274228
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.
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.
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.
Nice start! I like those colored pieces. 30 min?! Damn, for me it would take ages
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 ).
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.
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.
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!!
And you've been here much longer than I thought (seriously, you are still young, aren't you?). We'll keep in touch then
Critiques on my work always welcome!!
Some of my most successful textured brushes:
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.