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Hey long time no see CA! This is not my first sketchbook thread on ConceptArt believe it or not! Time and time again I end up failing at liking my art enough to keep it on here for too long~
I am a graduate of the school Columbus College of Art and Design (major in Illustration!) . Currently I work at a small video game developer as a 2D artist. I really want to move on from the company and look elsewhere for work, preferably a larger company! However to do this I need to restart my portfolio from scratch. In my opinion, non of my work is up to par.
So please! Give me any advice as to what I should focus on, and what would look good in a portfolio (i'm begging you all!). I need help, I've been in a major art slump ever since college ended!
Thank you very much~!
Last edited by Zoroko; November 18th, 2010 at 11:48 AM.
A more polished piece- Just a bust art though~
Wow, definitely digging the style...
Amateur Artist. Professional Asshole.
Lookit the Pretty!
Rule #1 of depicting soldiers: KEEP THE DAMN FINGER OFF THE DAMN TRIGGER.
Afraid I don't have any concrit - or advice when it comes to professional art - but I'll be keeping an eye on this thread. I really do hope you keep it up.
I'm very fond of the black and white pic in your first post, and the half coloured sketches. You have a very pleasant style.
Awhh thanks guys- Very nice to hear! I'm going to try my best to update!
I actually don't have all too much to post sadly. This is why I need to draw new things!
I like your colours. Have you been drawing more, got any more for us?
Sadly I haven't drawn anything new, so have a peek at how I go about concepting a character. This character was inspired by the game Psychonauts
nothing too new here either. I think this is the problem I am most concerned with- I draw a figure with a splash of color, but seems to be the only thing I do.
My advice after looking at your first image is to learn how to represent the differences between male and female faces. Things such as the chin, the nose, the jawline, and the neck. It's good to have a unique style, but basic ideas such as male vs. female should still be clearly recognizable within that style. That said, you do have talent.
@Dahami- definitely. As you can see I have posted mostly female characters/drawings, but usually for the most part I favor drawing men. I've been trying to push myself to draw female characters but I think they look a little manish here and there.
art post for the day~ I've just been sketching this character a lot lately. She has fun shapes. I think I will sculpt her out of clay soon!
more character studies~ apparently i like to waste my time
Some fanart I did a while ago. I always thought this would make a cool t-shirt. Maybe I will get it made someday. lol
Lovely stuff. However if you want to sucess as creative illustrator I believe you should provide something very uniqe and unusual in design. My advice would be:
* open your mind to every aspect of the world. Maybe even black metall can inspire you, even if you don't like it.
* watch some movies, cartoons, anime etc. The crazy ones, which blows your mind. My personal choice - Howl's Moving Castle, Furi Curi, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
* try to install alchemy - very nice program to boost your imagination.
Just keep creating something very unique.
@pere- Thanks so much! I have a lot of fun drawing her... c:
@seraph- I couldn't agree more! I know very well that in the illustration world, you really have to be dramatic and different to make it. My stuff is no where near unique as it could be. Thank you for such good advice, and I must say you have excellent taste in movies. c: I'm not sure what alchemy is, I'll have to check it out!
Your sense of movement is really good! And I like how styalized your characters are. c:
The only thing that bothers me is the colors sometimes, they seem a bit... saturated?
It could just be me as I'm generally one for more mellow colors. But all in all, your work is great.
Keep it up!
@kaki- yeah I totally see what you mean. I'll have to keep my eye on some of my colors :U
So anyway guys, I need your help!! Recently I drew up an entry for the Gorillaz (the band) Evangelist character contest. If I want to place top 12 I need to get as many people to vote as possible! Top 12 get looked at by the real judges, but for now it is a race to get as many people I can to vote.
so If you could take one second out of your busy lives to vote for this Entry, I will love you all to death- i'd really appreciate it. 3
here is the link to my entry for voting- http://gorillaz.com/evangelist/detail?d=5091
below is the design I went with. The character sort of resembles my Ria character~
and below that is a piece I am working on involving swing dance. The figure in red is a tom-boyish girl (if you were wondering) lol
More retarded character stuff- This has a hint of a background guys! pff
Can't you tell that I am in an art slump? I seem to be drawing very similar things over and over with the same technique
this is someone elses character, if you can't tell- the character is based on The Spy in TF2
LOOK! another piece of bust art....
I'm really dragging through the mud as far as my inspiration, and motivation. Shit sucks.....
Last edited by Zoroko; December 15th, 2010 at 08:41 AM.
running out of things to post. A sign that I need to draw new things...
Since I don't have any schools around me that have life drawing classes I will start drawing from stock photos for practice on figure anatomy
some quick studies done tonight- i plan to do these a lot more.
figure study of the day!
figure sketch of the day
no I did not block out her face, the model was flipping her hair so I thought to incorporate that. About a 15 minute doodle. Not real fond of it, maybe I will do more rendered studies when i get a bit more motivation.
my lack of photoshop brushes saddens me.
Hey kids! Time for another boring figure sketch of the day!
pretty discouraged to post here anymore, not gonna lie. xD
Lots of fun stuff in here! I really like the swing dancers in post 19.
Keep experimenting and keep posting! When ever I get slumpy I try to do something radically different from my usual subjects. You seem pretty figure-oriented, maybe try throwing down some plants, animals or furniture.