kevin_ - Thank you very much Kevin! it's funny, sometimes I enjoy making and doing things in that style. But a lot of the time it bugs me as I feel like it's my way of hiding real problems behind a style.
Pigeonkill - Thank you, I actually find it easier to think about light like that, in blocked in shapes haha
mistersomes - Cheers, but does that mean you wont like how this one turned out? it's very different from how it started. haha thanks for the comment!
Here is how far I have gotten with this dragon piece, I wanted it to turn out more realistic and atmosperhic than it was heading so i changed my approach and carried on in hopefully a more realistic way. but of course i took liberties with the lighting to try and achieve the look i wanted. i dont know, I have spent too much time on this, what do you guys think?
Hey man! Great job so far!! A really great sketchbook indeed! I really like the doodle too.A crit for the battle scene would be a really small and ague one , since you're still in a very basic stage in the painting - I'd say to watch for those proportions.The ogre guy looks kind of weird, in particular the size of the head and his left arm.For now that's all I can say , but I'm definitely looking forward to the end result.Looks like it's going to be an epic image
I second the left arm looking MASSIVE. Of course he could just really LIKE his left hand haha!. His head COULD be that big if he was ULTRA BUFF, maybe. Not sure. But the muscles on the left hand for sure could be turned down from an "11" to a "9"
Also who is the main ogre attacking? Somebody off the painting? or the guy in front. I keep looking off image because he is looking that way... I mean if he is gonna bonk the guy right in front of him i think he is too close for his weapon to have maximum damage. Only if it was mean for the bearded an in front of him, though!
Yuss! thanks for the crits guys! That ogre guy is definitely getting an overhaul. his left arm is a bit embarrasing really :o I'm thinking I will actually redraw his pose and try some other things out. his swing will totally miss that guy!!. sorry no pictures this time, I haven't got anything right now. just wanted to say i appreciate the crits and comments!!!
Thanks guys, new conceptart is pretty neat i'm glad they added a multi uploader.
kevin_ - Thanks!! I must have gotten worse though since the rating on my sketchbook has recently gone down! i'll have to try harder to get better then!!
ja1307 - Thank you very much for stopping by and telling me! much appreciated
CommandoFilis - Cheers man! glad you like it, I was trying out some photoshop brushes I made to get a traditional ink and brushy look on that one, experimenting a bit. was fun!
This first one is all studies from a sport reference book and the rest are all various traditional doodles I found laying around. There's a sp in here too I don't do them too often. Also, I just brought my first moleskine sketchbook (had to see what all the fuss was about) so expect to see some pages from that soon hopefully when I start filling it up. up untill now i've always just drawn on loose photocopy paper and I throw it all away so.. I guess its a good thing haha.
Thanks for stopping by.
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How is your first impression of the moleskine? I got horribly disappointed when I bought mine. To me the texture is way too smooth. It doesn't pick up much of the pencil and the result does not get contrasty enough, so I end up pushing way too hard and damaging the fibres of the paper. Basically it feels like drawing with a H-something pencil on sandwich paper. Also the one I own is A5 which is a huge disadvantage IMO. It limits the pencil-flow immensely and anything that is called looseness and energetic lines is out of the question. Especially when your using sketchbook like the moleskine where there's nowhere to comfortably place the hand because the page is simply too small for the hand to lean on it. I guess it's good when traveling a lot though, and as you said, when one couldn't be bothered to save drawings one makes on loose sheets. But for me - Printing paper for the win! :p
Axelga2112 - Hey, yeah I get what your saying. The paper is really smooth but I actually like that I find that most ordinary (cheap) sketchbooks have paper that is too textured for my liking and I actually prefer printing paper because of its smoothness too haha. The moleskine has neat off white pages which look nice but I've found if you're not careful with an eraser you can rub through it. The absolute best thing I've found so far is how it can handle a bit of water, so wet media is now fair game in my sketchbook, cool as!! haha
Here is a small quicky I did today, had the image in my head for a while. spent about 2 hours on it.
nice updates! i know it was a while back that you said this but don't worry about your sb rating, its bogus! :b if someone has like one vote for good than they get 5 starts or if some jealous prick wants to make him self feel better than he will vote you down...so best to not make anything of it. post 201 really caught my eye btw!
FUSHANDCHUPS - Thankyou! that's all i was really going for so im happy! just wanted the foggy atmosphere eh
Eternal Apprentice - Oh, I suppose I could try do a tutorial kinda thing on that. It's mostly lasso tool to get the major planes (foreground, mid and background) and soft fuzzy brush to add fog haha. feels like just tricks. but you just have to use your eye till it feels and looks right to you.
Lakai - Hey thanks man! I remember looking through your sketchbook ages ago! love it. thanks for the comment man!!
kevin_ - haha cheers, yeah I don't really mind I suppose. It just tells me I need to work harder to improve my stuff. Thanks!
Here are a few REALLY quick rough as sketches I just did today. Inspired a bit by Sergey Kolesovs awesome art.