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So I'm starting a sketchbook, please have a look, I would love to hear your thought.
Series showing the death of a few different types of sunflowers
Last edited by skoenig; February 23rd, 2011 at 07:28 AM. Reason: want to add an intro, didn't know how sketchbooks worked
Trying to upload, Anatomy study after Michelangelo
Quick half hour series of 4 digital painting I did from my balcony to study sunlight. Definitely want to do more, a great way t force you to capture the light quick as it keep changing.
20 minute life drawing, getting better
Figure drawing from a photo, I tried to push the curves a little
Photoshop environment concept. Still working on toning down some of the foreground lights so your eye goes more to the creepy old buildings in the lake. Also would like to bring the trees to photoreal level with some textures, but don't have the time right now.
All critiques are more than welcome
Thanks, in school for concept art right now, so have a lot of partially done things going on. Hoping to finish quite a few up this week and post them.
I love your traditional drawings! The forms, shadows and lines look really nice. And they look more confident than the quick digital things. If you want to do something like speedpaintings, try to use more hard big brushes. That will be difficult in the beginning. But if you get used to it, it will be great!
In the last work I miss structures on the rocks in the foreground. They look to artificial compared to the other parts of the picture
Thanks, I actually spent a long while on the environment painting, the foreground objects are actually huge banyan like trees. This is the first digital environment painting I have done.
I still need to add some photo textures to it to bring up the level of detail to the rest, but your comment is definitely pushing it up higher in my to do list.
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Oh, I'm sorry. I thought the background were something like a cave, washed out from the water from a big cliff.
But I think, you should try to paint the structures with brushes. Photostructures are a bit dangerous. They look nice if they are good - but people will compare your skills to the photostructures and that will low rate your skills if you have not the level of realism as the photos have. Brushes make the thing more safety for you and you can learn a much if you get it right!
But for your first digital environment this picture is really good!
Thanks! I am trying that for my next assignment I am working on, I realized I started getting lost in searching for photos, and then there is the integration problem.
FYI, building and rocks were a combo of painting and photos, but I did initially draw everything in for overall perspective and composition.
Thumbnails for my Advanced Digital Painting class. This is part of a term long assignment based on a the story below assigned by my teacher.
I have chosen to set it in a small town in the South during the civil war, and I am doing it in a Pixar style.
Final Character Designs coming soon, I have done the ideations for 2 characters, and working on the finals of them now.
A meteor “egg” lands in a small town in middle America, anyone who's been exposed mutates into a blood thirsty creature of death and mayhem. The Police are overwhelmed and many of them become part of the infected. The government sends the military in but they’re losing ground and many of the soldiers have been exposed now too. A highly advance secret government military division show up to contain the threat but as we learn later on in the story they may have a hidden agenda that’s not in the best interest of the civilians. These guys come equipped with state of the art toys and have far more advanced armor and weaponry than the army but despite all that they end up getting waxed too, the mutants are too many and too powerful, more than they thought they could handle. It spreading like a wild fire and only a small group of towns people trapped inside the quarantined area can stop it, they have to go to the source and kill the “mother” beast, kill the queen and the rest are lost.
Chose to do the third thumbnail and made a few modification. I hadn't worked out yet what the alien would look like.
Color coming next week.
So this is for my first EOW I just submitted.
My idea is that instead of water in the pools the liquid is more like tree sap that harden over time and crystallizes into amber. As it crystallizes it starts to push out of the knots in the tree. They tree itself is hollow like a cholla cactus to allow for the production of it's "amber crystal sap".
I lost some of the energy of my initial sketch, I'm still working on learning how to keep it. I am sure there are many things that can be improved, but I'm out of time and need to go to sleep.
Looking forward to hearing your thoughts.
Really not happy with the last piece, think but composition and lighting could use work.
I have done a loose light repaint over the previous (accidentally collapsed the layers of my final). Also challenged myself to do new thumbnails t find a better composition, my first few were just as boring as the one above, but like these three better, they are very loose even for thumbnails, but a big improvement.
I would love to hear anyone's thoughts.
The last envro is interesting, and has a lot of potiental, my only complaint might be that the upside down part is only held up by that one pillar, i think adding structure underneath (maybe 1-2 more pillars) rearrange a few aspects of the composition would make it stronger and more powerful
also considering making it black and the only light is coming from those almost-alive crater things
hope that helps!!
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Thanks, appreciate the input, really trying to work on my compositions.
Really like the Dali quality that a lot of your work has
Anatomy study with skeletons, I had a lot of fun with the idea
So I am trying to work on faces, currently not very good at them, figured I would try some characters from Lost, love the show and they all have just unique expressive faces.
Still have a long way to go, but the only to to get there is to just keep on drawing. I like the way Desmond turned out, I had just been watching a lot of episodes with close-up of him and really like sketching his eyes, they are very expressive.
I was very disappointed in my work in the last EOW, so I wanted to make sure I had a really strong composition and value structure before I started.
I really like the idea of worlds within world and how string theory Buddhism and Hinduism all relate. I have two different thumbnails below based on these ideas
1) My first idea was of an Orrey of the Multiverse when Vishnu made up of "string" particles balances all the 10 dimensions of the Multiverse in his 10 hands. Within each world you can look down further and further levels till you get to our solar system. Vishnu is then standing on the back of a turtle with holds up the Cabali-yau shape (which is supposedly what a cross section of the next dimension would look like) in the vastness of space. I didn't know if this idea was too out there and no longer fit the brief so I came up with a second idea too.
2) This take place on a mountain top in a parallel universe. A high priest had a vision of what the Multiverse Orrey (from above) looked like and then the society built a temple a giant statue inside that looks like the 10 dimension down, out solar system.
I would love to hear anyone's thoughts on which one I should finish, just hope I have time.
Some film study thumbnails from UP. I love the design of this movie, and the story is just brilliant.
Final color for my Orrey chamber, would love to add more detail ad get more bronze highlights and refection on the statue, but need to call it done for now ad move on. I am sure I will have loads of other shiny metallic surfaces to paint in the future
More thumbnails, this one I'm calling Secret City, any crits are welcome before I detail and take to color
Another thumbnail, once I have a bunch I'll choose the best to final
I thought of using the sand as the water, there are certain desert where the sand slides down the hills like water as it randomly shifts (causing it to "sing", pretty cool) it will randomly carry some rocks with it. In this environment a normal ship won't do, so have a special "sand ship" that glides over the sand pulled by sidewinder snakes. Hopefully they'll get though
Trying to decide which one to final and enter I this week's EOW. I really like them all Any feedback would be great, thanks