Hereīs a little sumthin from Saturday. The first one isnīt concept as most of my stuff nowadays but I think I got the coloring kinda right.
This on the other hand is a VERY quick concept sketch fer an filmschool project Iīm participating in. For a collaboration with another bodypainter. I do the glowing hands and s/he does the rocky - stone - skin.
Here´s some stuff related to my Bodypainting. I´m trying to come up with a decent choreography for the next performance and bring into a form my models can easily understand.
So here´re my sketches for that. (yesterday evening btw)
And the whole thing touched up and slammed together. Mind you this is my first go @ animation withOUT flash ´r sumthin similar. I´m kinda happy.
So, TELL ME what ya think.
Last edited by bbwolf; July 10th, 2006 at 10:16 AM.
Very nice updates lately, i like the last one in the last page a lot, very neat.Intresting work on that bodypainting too, link up the pics of the glowing lava girs when you have them
About the animation, its nice, i'd like to learn how to use Flash myself.But IMHO there seems to be something wrong in the final part.The dancer goes down doing the "SHHH!" move (or whatever that is) and while se is going down she opens her hand for no appartent reason.Apart from that it seems a good idea.I only have one suggetion for you about the digital painting, and that is, ignore the lines.Try and start a painting from basic colors and composition, instead of scanned pencil or ink lines.Some of your stuff reminds a bit too much of "paint by numbers" stuff, and you have to avoid it.What i mean is make it rought, work abstact in the beginning and tight in shapes and detail while you go.Painting on just one layer withouth multiply on is supposed to help, try it
Ahhhrrg. You totally found me out. If you look closly you can see that the pose you´re refering to is actually the last pose in the line. When it goes from "Shhhh" to "Listen". I jest took it as an inbetween because it fits nice. I even adjusted the left hand but completely forgot about the right. Damn! And it´s NOT Flash. It´s ImageReady.
WHAT????!!!!! ME ?????? PAINTING WITHOUT LINEWORK @ALL ???????????pld:
But...but... I´d be LOST w/out my lines. I NEED my lines and if I don´t get my lines ona daily basis...
..... well, I know that you mean well and stuff but .... I don´t think I´m ready for that. What´ll happen to my STYLE, huh?
I needed an older grumpy man in a wig. No lineart ( ) more of a photo.
So I pulled sumthing of the web and did a fast paintover.
So here are sum bikers and a billboard. Kinda WIP. I think I got a pose and perspective Iīm happy with. Now fer working them out.
The left and middle riders are good IMHO but the right guy is....well..... not quite right. yet.
Last edited by bbwolf; July 12th, 2006 at 04:34 AM.
Here īre sum dragons from a bit back. Needed a mother and sum hatchlings aka little dragons. Iīll see if I can dig up the colored files. I tried to make īem really adorable because they mightīve been made into animated figures fer a big garden shopping center and they wanted sumthing fer the kids. So plushies were a thought here. Mind you the concept hasnīt been cancelled even thou its on hiatus fer this year. They just might make it fer next year.
I really like the angle of the motorcycle drawing. It's probably just me, but the colors seem too bright and not complimentary enough.
Thanx fer the comment. I like the angle, too. About the colors... well most cyclist I know of are quite fond of bright colors īcause cardrivers tend to see īem better. IMHO sum cyclist dress like Harle(y)quins. In the pic I tried to distinguish between the different type of cyclists. Racer, Chopper and Enduro.
The pic is bound to end up on a black T-Shirt therefor Iīll stick with the colors. Better to see from a distance.
Anyhow hereīs īnuther rough for the back piece as sketched out in the last post. I took Gnolls advice and started entirely digital even though I ended up doing digital lineart after a frustrating start w/out īem.
So... whatīcha think?
Older DSG Entries for the sake of regular updates and completness(?).
Sketches from yesterday havenīt found their way onto the scanner yet.
Thanks fer dropping by n commeting again. Nice to have a regular. (Whatīs with your SB btw?)
The cyclist are not either/or pics. Itīs front of the shirt and back of the shirt.
Stuff from the weekend. Again doodling with the PITT Artist PEN.
First a walking head. No real concept behind that.
Random stuff with some City of Heroes rejects, a study of an carved african walking stick and doodles
and a īrilla
Here I tried me hand @ sumthing very unusual fer me, vehicle design.
I was quiet satisfied untill jest now. With a day between doing and posting...having a look at it now, they remind me quiet a bit of the naboo fighters of episode one. Darn it.
damn ! I bookmarked your sketchbook on page one and only just realised you'd gone on to a second page !
I like the sketches for the bodypainting choreography, nice anatomy, be good to see some pics of the finished work...and it's cool to see your dsg's too, i went back and looked thru some of the older dsg's, you turned out good stuff for those - you seem to be able to tackle most subjects and produce something good without being intimidated by the subject.
I can see where TheGnoll's coming from about the colouring, but I'm struggling with this myself so I'm probably not gonna give great advice !...but I'll try anyways...
Mebbe bring out the form a bit more by pushing the darker tones/adding some contrast ? you can see it working well already in your paintover of the man with the wig, so perhaps take that over into something you've sketched ?
Hya again Folks
Insane Workload at my regular job kept me from updating. Now we are back to regular 9-2-5 hours and hopefully itīll stay that way for the rest of the year.
Iīll start of with some doodles I did during an really boring meeting.
The first is some ballonious creature that is a scavenger. Due to its build, almost hollow and with lots of pockets to store gas building from the deceasing flesh of its food, it looks a bit dumb. But this also allows the creature to jump high, alas once in the air it is partly unmaneouvrable, as well as to cross swampy grounds and feeding on sunken victims. Becuase of its low defenses it developed lots of eyes all around the main body. The creature can also expell the rotten gas as a defense against attackers. This however is dangerous due to the increase in weight it has to support then.
Next creature lives in the same swampy enviroment. Big paws and skinny build help to walk the gooey surface. Tall build helps to feed on the fruits and insects on high trees.
Having a go at one of my favourite Characters:
Tiffany Tiger as Kitten Kaboodle, Space Ranger. Upcoming TV Series.
Copyright John Robey aka TheGneech, www.suburbanjungle.com
Okay, hereīs the link to the (somewhat) finished video shoot I did the concept of the girl with the lava hands from a bit earlier. The stone Bodypainting was done by someone else. Frankly I wasnīt that happy with it. The whole thing was kind of a semester piece from Stibbe Alderling at German Film School in Ludwigsburg. The spiders where supplied by a friend of mine and shot against green screen. Have fun.
Okay, hereīs another shot at Tiffany Tiger as Space Ranger Kitten KAboodle and one shot from her set card.
Naaa, theyīre just bbwolf sketches.
Again Copyright John Robey aka the Gneech www.suburbanjungle.com
This is kinda enviromental. I needed to come up with a piece that would wrap around and smoothly attach to itself for a stage design. I have a couple of these and all were jinxed. But I had fun doing em and now I can post them.
So hereīs the first one:
This is a really quick marker sketch which was then applied in 3D to check the overall effect.
Iīll post the others one by one.
nice weird video there
concepts look good, the style looks more suited for inks than for pencils and the anatomy still has some problems here and there, but it looks good.Where have you been to in these last months?good to see you're back, keep it up but don't forget the studies!
Thanks Gnoll. Itīs good 2b back. Where I was? Burried beneath work for my day job in grafik design. 9 to 5 turned 9 to 22 and almost 24/7.
I even went to Italy for an emergency.
Iīll work the anatomy and yes my stuff is better suited for inks. Theyīre still my first love. But Iīll keep studying. 8)
and the Stage
As Gnoll reminded me, studies are very important. So here ´s a first attempt at sketching hands. Rather quikly ones because my models were friends gathering together at dinner table and they constantly kept moving. Tsk. Oh yes, one told a story about how they used to turn chickens onto their backs as kids. Funny because the chickens will keep laying down there as dead if not disturbed. Was a funny story so I drew two chickens. And afterwards I did a jelly fish. I really like trying out things with a really soft pencil atm.
So here goes:
Hereīs an approach to Tiffany Tiger as a Portrait. I like the grey one better but the colored one
wears the correct fur coloring. I think Iīll need to work that a bit more.
Again, copyright John Robey aka TheGneech, www.suburbanjungle.com
thank god they didn't tell yu a story they normaly say around here, that if you stick a cigarette in a chicken's ass, they will instantly stop moving and remain paralized...that would have been a pretty disturbing image...good to see you're staring some quick sketches to improve your anatomy, keep it up
Yeah that would be a disturbing image. Maybe Iīll do it just because
Okay here are some art stuff thats not really concept art. Two shots of a recent bodypainting. I was looking for a new way to interwine my designs. Plus testing a new model and glowing contacts.
Whacha thinking fellas?
Im loving the studies... Did you make the real version of the robot to be shipped?
huh? oh... you mean the mantide majesty for the darkride in the first page of me sketchbook, right?
No I didnīt do the sculpting and assembly and wirering. But I did the design, the concept and supervised the whole process. Like checking on the sculpting progress and trying to avoid problems with the movement construction even before the piece was fully sculpted, assuring that all effects would fit into the figure as well as the tubes for wires and cables and pressured air hoses. Making sure thatīll look as much as my design as possible and trying to dodge changes my boss wanted. Very cool time in my life.
But alas, I didnīt sculpt it. So no I didnīt make the real version, but yes I was heavily incorporated in the making.
Here are two more pics of the last bodypainting.