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January 6th, 2011 #1
Riox's Sketchbook '11
I've decided to start up a new sketchbook on here , in hope I can gain more feedback on my work. I haven't updated on here since January 2010, which is far too long. I have however been floating around on IFX for the last year. Now I feel I need to branch out and get more input from other sources.
New stuff on last page
Here are some images from 2010 (new to old).
Last edited by Riox; January 2nd, 2012 at 11:58 AM.
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January 6th, 2011 #3
NickeyBeats: How is it every sketchbook I look at your on their? Are you stalking me or am I stalking you with out my knowing it?
Riox: Nice work, IDK why but I think I like your older stuff better it just looks more finished to me.
January 6th, 2011 #4
LOL! I just realized that you said your newer stuff was first. Ahh and my stupidity shines through.
But great job love the top one, it has a real intense feel but kinda small, do you have a bigger res?
January 7th, 2011 #5
Nick: Hey man, great to see a familiar face. I thought I'd come across here to get more opinions on my work and hopefully I will.
Medusoid: Cheers for leaving comment. Glad you like my stuff :o) As for the Fight Club study I'm afraid I don't have a higher res because I usually work small when I do speedpaintings. Also I dont have the PSD anymore because I had a clear out in the new year.
Anyway here are a bunch of recent WIP's that I'm working on.
This WIP is for the monthly competition over at Imagine FX. The title is "The Shape of Things to Come".
Basically my idea of the future is bleak and twisted. I have created the Apple I-Seat Max, this seat not only feeds you mushed up McDonalds and gets rid of your waste, but the chip in your brain allows you to watch whatever, whenever. The human race (mainly male) are locked away in warehouses so they can be used as a resource. For example excrement is used as fertiliser, in hopes that it can help re-build the planet we've destroyed.
I'd be great to get input on these, so feel free to leave feedback.
January 8th, 2011 #6
January 8th, 2011 #7
Hi there and welcome back, by the sounds of it!
Really nice to see a lot of painting, but what strikes me immediately about your work is how muddy colours mostly are (or if not that, then unnatural-looking). It would be great to see some quick sketches done with just vibrant, alive colour on a white or coloured background. That is good practice for teaching yourself not to be afraid of the spectrum (nature sure is not, not even in the dark :-))
Can't wait to see more!
January 10th, 2011 #8
Jansi: Thank you for the feedback. I mostly like working with Muddy colours to try get an atmostsphere , but then again colours are still very new to me. I will definatly try out painting bright and vibrant images. I do want to develop my colour skills as much as possible, so thanks for advise.
I've been trying to lighten this image up but I seem to have myself stuck.
Any feedback or critique on the lighting that may help would be great.
January 10th, 2011 #9
January 12th, 2011 #10
Nubian Greene: Hey thanks for the feedback, I agree about the lighting. If I'm unsure how to light something I tend to just dust light all over. I will be going back to this piece and hopefully I'll learn how to light clearly as I go.
Here's an update on the dog image. I've just straightened out problems with the dog on the left. I felt the face was too droopy.
And here's an anatomy study from yesterday, feedback appreciated. Hope you like.
January 13th, 2011 #11
January 13th, 2011 #12
cool muscle studies, although the trunk muscles don't look completely accurate on the latter on, use ref if you didn't
January 13th, 2011 #13
oK my whole message just got deleted twice now... thats fun, THANKS GOOGLE!!! Anyway...
I personally love your colors but then again I'm not sure of my own color ability so...yeah Your work seems kinda "all over the place" with your quality. Some show grade A work and others seem kinda lack luster. Are you posting only new work or are you jumping around cause that can make it hard to evaluate(I just found this out like 2 weeks ago )
Aside from a few places I think your anatomy studies are lookin really nice man
January 13th, 2011 #14
Purple Goat: Thanks for feedback, I didn't use a ref for this one, it's just to show myself how much I have learnt over the last year. This is quite good for me :oP
Medusoid: Hello again, thanks for comment. Everything apart from the pencil sketches and first post are recent. Also everything I post from now on will be my latest. I just wanted to show what I'd done over the previous year. I feel I have progressed in the last year but like everyone I have off days where I can't get anything good down.
Cheers for the feedback.
January 13th, 2011 #15
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January 15th, 2011 #17
Ofidian: Cheers man, always great to know people like your stuff.
Right not much of an update today. Just got a quick speedpainting and a wip.
For the speedpainting I've just tried to keep it loose to train myself to use a bigger brush. I hope to do much more of these this year to really push my composition skills.
The wip is a screencap from the movie Underworld. It's a shot of Lucian that I couldn't resist. I've already spent about 15-20 minutes on it. I think this one is going to be a challenge.
Feedback apperciated, cheers.
January 17th, 2011 #18
January 18th, 2011 #19
Hey hey, you asked me for pointers, so here's some.
I've noticed, that your paintings most of the time suffer from poor edge quality.
Which happens when you get the "straw" effect by using many little strokes.
You often have to think about masses, try to block some areas with one big "flat" shape of value/color. Also treat your edges carefully.
There's soft, firm, hard edge.
Soft edges tend to receed, firm are good in transitions, while hard edges can be used to accent something.
Here's a pianing by Zhaoming Wu, look how he handles the subject.
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January 18th, 2011 #20
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January 21st, 2011 #21
Icecold: Thanks a lot for taking the time out to leave feedback. I have always struggled with my lines. I use to think I needed them all to be clean edges so they don't blend into the background. Also my images always seem flat and thats probably why. So thank you for pointing that out!
Cgaddict: Thanks for commenting, glad your liking things so far. I'm looking forward to improving further this year.
Right quick update on my IFX challenge. I'm glad I took the time out from it and came back with fresh eyes. Now I can see where I want to go with it and how I want to progress.
January 23rd, 2011 #22
January 23rd, 2011 #23
You've got some great work here-- I really like the screencap studies. Looking forward to seeing more!
January 24th, 2011 #24
January 31st, 2011 #25
Florian P: Hey, thanks for the comment. I'm planning on devoting more time to still life. I understand that my colours have a long way to go yet.
Opheliac: Thanks, glad your enjoying my images. I'll knock a couple more screen caps out over the next week or so.
Towy: Cheers for the feedback. Hopefully I'll improve on those studiesin the near future.
Ok here is my final for the IFX monthly challenge. I'm fairly happy with how it came out, but I'll have to do better with my next piece.
Feedback Appreciated, cheers.
February 23rd, 2011 #26
You told me to drop by in your Greed thread, so I did.
You have quite a bit of different stuff in here. I like the anatomical studies a lot, and doing more (as in a great deal more) is both extreamly helpful and can make for some really interesting pieces.
For example, you have an image of a muscled torso. It looks well done, finishing the rest of the body could turn it into a full fledged completed image.
I feel that your environments could use more hard edges. Maybe try some custom brushes or whatever. I would try to merge soft, round brushes with hard, sharp brushes into the same piece. It helps create depth and areas of focus.
I can already see improvement in your work, and that is a great sign.
Keep on working!
March 2nd, 2011 #27
Duman: Thanks for dropping in and leaving feedback. It's good to know my anatomy studies aren't getting over looked. I know I need to do more because I always seem to get fed up because my anatomy seems off on personal work.
Also I totally agree with the comment you made regarding my enviroments. everything always seems blurred, I think more studies are in order all round.
Cheers again for the feedback
Ok, I have a bit of an update. I have a few things to get on here from the last few weeks. I seem to have neglected this thread a little and I don't know why.
First is my finished entry for the IFX Monthly challenge. I got a lot of help and feedback from the WIP section, so thank you to those who helped.
I also have a WIP of a screencap I'm currently working on.
This is another WIP. Me and a friend have recently watched the Manga series "Deathnote" and decided to design our own Shinigami (God of Death) and here's my latest WIP.
Here's a quick it of fan art, took around 30 minutes. I was trying out a different style.
Critque on any of these would be appreciated, cheers.
March 2nd, 2011 #28
March 3rd, 2011 #29
Silwynar: Hey, cheers for the input. I actually calling that one done for now but thanks for the link I've already found it useful.
Here's an update!
These are for a personal project I'm working on called microMARS. I found some old top trump card designs that I did back in college (below) and I decided I had to revive this idea.
The idea was based on the news, scientists discovered more about Methane gas in the atmosphere on Mars. They discovered that the gas is continuous in only three regions. The original story was from a few years ago, when they discovered the gas. The gas could be produced either by geological activity or by life. So my first thought was a load of micro aliens sat around farting all the time, so I rolled with it lol. In the end I created 50 or so top trump (how fitting) card designs.
So I'm re-doing the lot and hopefully creating a comic for my portfolio, along with new cards. These are the first 2 designs.
There loose at the moment but, I'd still like to know what you all think of them and the idea.
March 17th, 2011 #30
Hey guy's, it's been a while again. :o( I have been doing images though and I didn't want to update till I had something worth putting up. I have recently thought that I really need to up my game.
Here are my latest WIP's. I'm hoping that these are a start of something new for me.
Hopefully you guys think I'm turning a corner too.
Any feedback appreciated, cheers.
This is my new Shimigami character
And this is an enviroment WIP. I just wanted to try do an epic scene. It's the defence wall for a hidden city.