Hey I am Patrice....I think there is a time when frustration has come to its limit, coz some of you guys have been motivating me like crazy with your inpiring art work! Becoming part of the CA community has appealled me for way too long and therefore... here I am!!
I am really determined to progress and master my skills and your crits and comments are more than welcome for helping me. So no mercy...Be bold with your crits and comments.
Last edited by patram; December 20th, 2011 at 04:57 PM. Reason: image too big
Wow, So sorry for the RES of the pics, I have done some twicking for the next ones..They shouldn't be comming anymore as a slap on the foreheads like the previous ones hopefully!!!
More studies from Hogarth and some imagination poses....
Damn&@@3§** it!!! I really need to be careful with the JPEG restrictions.... ok here are the last two ....imagination poses
Ok, one very last for the road...this one is a surface plane study from a drawing on line tut.....
AAAAAAAArgggggggg!Man it shouldn't be so hard to upload 2 miserable pics....I suck! Hopefully this is the final successful attempt...
hey there man! great stuff! haha that first one is hilarious. all the studies are looking really nice dude, keep those up! your hogarth is really working for you man!
Hey dude, keep posting!
"You can build up any system of rules you want but in the end Art is Magic. And Magic is real." - Marko Djurdjevic
hey, It's been quite a while since my last updates (in fact I recall that previously were my first and only updates in this SB) but this is going to change. I realised that the reason why I wasn't updating so much wasn't because I didn't work my ass off as I promised myself to do but because of the silly reason that I was too embarrassed to show my work...fussing about exhibiting only my best pieces.
I want to improve big time so as from now on I will show the good and the very bad (it's going to be tough but I am ready for it...)
The first updates are more studies from Hogarth and some head studies from Loomis.
The 2 last ones were my first attempts at painting still life with photoshop ...not very happy with the result... Definitely need to practice more.
The next 2 are some environment studies
Following are some illustrations I did for myself, studying colour and values (I know some were posted already but looks better in smaller size)
Below is a portrait of my wife.
The last pictures are some sketches for CHOW. The first two never reached the poll cause I missed the deadline. I am quite good at missing the deadline of the character challenge. However, I managed to finish the last one on time...
CHOW # 230 - Rangda the Demon queen: I spent too much time in rendering values and gor completely stuck when it came to apply the colour with overlay....(sigh!) I think it had some potential...if someone is willing to colour it and show me how they done it...it is all yours.
CHOW #231 - The Intergalactic Postman... Thought about the infamous dog who hates Postmen...
CHOW # 239 - The War Criminal : Lots of fun and happy to have been able to complete it on time... Disappointed though, on how I rendered the cloth, hands and some background beats...(No other way, Gotta learn!)
Fantastic SB! 5 Stars and then some.
your digitals are great! though i'm much more impressed by your studies in your sketchbook, they have a really nice quality feel to them. Any advice regarding your shading technique? For that matter, any advice regarding anything is more than welcome!
One thing I did notice on one of the enviro studies the one with the clouds over a landscape. The ones in the background look great but it feels like the clouds nearer to the foreground seem as if lying on the ground itself rather than floating several thousand feet above it. Its a minor problem but I find that a critique is always more welcome than just a few compliments Keep it up mate!
Some old stuff. I am so bad at updating.
More stuff... I wish I knew how to move on to a second page. Been on page 1 for ages... any tips?
... Some fun creating a movie poster of one my super hero that I had created when I was a teen...
....some faces study from imagination. Some faces are quite off but it was more about working value than anything else...
Some environment from imagination, using a bit of texture. Not totally finished but i had to move to something else
Hey Matty, Thank you so much...but I have to say that you are the man. I find your art work quite versatile. I checked your site and I don't know if I should be frustrated or pumped!!!
Here is my new update. Some environment study with help of reference and some texture to add "a bit of a punch" to it. Completed in 1h30. Still relatetively slow, but at least I consider it finished for a sketch ( not like most of my previous ones...).