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September 28th, 2010 #1
Falling back in love with ink
Some digital experiments, I'd love any feedback, tips or ideas. I'm looking to improve my skills and get up to the standard of some of the amazing guys on this site.
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Some biro sketches done at work.
October 15th, 2010 #3
some Interesting pictures, im also an matuer, i think you are off to a good start
some good advice, is getting more variety of sketches, becuase i too have the problem of sketching in a similar approach so to speak each time. try random as angles, various inspiration- but keep it original.
October 17th, 2010 #4
Built this painting up without using layers which turned out to make things a lot harder to edit.
October 31st, 2010 #5
Croc man and star wars.
Worked over a biro sketch
Trying to produce an entire scene, I always end up just doing figures so maybe a few environments will push me. If anybody has any tip for showing light bouncing off the flames I'd love to hear them.
November 8th, 2010 #6
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November 8th, 2010 #7
It's nice to see that you're also working on bigger compositions. The creatures in your previous post show some problem with shading and textures. But I think the studies in your last post put you in the right direction for studying shading. Keep it up! I like that tiger.
November 15th, 2010 #8
Trying to spread my time between doing practice with colour and shade, and then having some fun with characters and creatures. Using the wacom is starting to feel more natural, hopefully soon it's going to be as comfortable as a trusty biro.
November 30th, 2010 #9
November 30th, 2010 #10
You have some cool designs going here man
one thing id work on is your color and brush economy
studying more from life would help i think
keep it up looking forward to seeing more
sketchbook updated October 6th
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December 13th, 2010 #11
Environments are my biggest weakness (along with vehicles), so I'm going to give them some time. Also trying to work some characters into a background. More ambitious than some of the stuff I usually work on but nothing worth doing is easy.
December 28th, 2010 #12
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January 3rd, 2011 #14
January 3rd, 2011 #15Registered User
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The soldier looks great! Did you use reference?
January 3rd, 2011 #16
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January 6th, 2011 #17
Thanks for the feedback guys. I did use reference for the soldier, thought I'd upload the photo to show it. My plan is not to follow the reference I use as closely in the future, perhaps not looking at it after the initial blocking in stages. Trying to split my drawing between using reference and using imagination.
January 8th, 2011 #18
Little beastie and Pirate Poppy
Developed the little blue devil beastie a bit more, adding more contrast and some variation in the tones.
Also a quick sketch of my cat as a pirate, I'm thinking about doing a childrens story with her. It not easy getting her pose, she won't sit still.
January 10th, 2011 #19
bits and bobs
A few little things i worked on over the weekend.
I'm feeling extra motivated after getting a response to a painting i posted on Simon Bisley's Facebook page from the man himself. It was the devil picture from my recent posts, he called it "TOAD-DEVIL." He was truly my hero when I was younger, changed my outlook on image making.
January 15th, 2011 #20
January 19th, 2011 #21
Think I'm done with the fat robot now, not that it's finished, more bored of looking at it.
Tried one of these screen grab speed painting's, they seem good for learning atmospheric lighting. Finishing up with a Frazetta copy, I love his colours and the way he leaves bare canvas and brushstrokes.
January 22nd, 2011 #22
My new frog/owl/crab monster. Really enjoying this one, I seem to be finding a work flow that suits me. Starting with a pressure sensitive brush to make a loose sketch, then filling the shape with grey and starting to add highlights and shadow. Next I'm going to get more detail in and get some colour into it, the head is going to be metallic and the body amphibian colours and textures.
I find it difficult to keep thing loose at the start, my natural reaction is to get straight into details. Hopefully seeing the benefit of going against old habits.
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Second picture post 21. The perspective is wrong. The robot is placed wrong. Keep an eye on that. Just fix the feet and it should be ok.
My sketchbook - take a look how my brain works http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=203795
January 22nd, 2011 #24
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January 23rd, 2011 #25
Acki: You're right about the perspective, I should have got that right before getting into the detail. I painted the background in as an afterthought, it make the perspective look even more wrong. Getting the feet right is my achilles heel.
Lhune: I'll try looking at some animal skeletons next time, I know human anatomy pretty well but i guess all animals vary enormously.
Thanks Sean, Frazetta is the boss.
I overlaid some frog and toad textures over my new creature. The lobster arm was to break the symmetry up and also I think green and red look good together. Any tips on where to improve this piece would be reallly helpful.
January 24th, 2011 #26
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February 3rd, 2011 #27
Up in Scotland on Holiday visiting family so not much chance to get work done what with all the drinking. A couple of sketches from imagination and one of those "need to get better at environments" works.
Thanks for the feedback pixelherder, really motivating.
February 12th, 2011 #28
I think your designs and colour theory is strong and i like your consistancy in your works.
for a bit of a crit- maybe experiment with your line thickness (i notice u like thick lines)
and also how your character/creature is implemented into the backround, sometimes i get confused what i should be focusing on, so maybe simplyfy or sharpen the backround using different line weights - of course im just being picky cause i think your work is good! keep it up! :]
February 17th, 2011 #29
February 21st, 2011 #30
This was going really well until I tried to correct the legs. Thought I'd upload it anyway. The anatomy is all messed up but I'm happy with how its looking. I'll either make some corrections or never work on it again.