Sketchbook: Sketchbook of a Stagnating Artist

Join 500,000+ Artists

Its' free and it takes less than 10 seconds!

Join the #1 Art Workshop - LevelUpJoin Premium Art Workshop

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 30 of 48
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    38
    Thanks
    18
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0

    Sketchbook of a Stagnating Artist

    Hey guys,

    My name is Pip, Iím an 18 year old creature artist.

    Iíve been meaning to join ConceptArt.org for quite some time now. My art ainít really up to the quality of most of the god-artists on here, but if I ever expect to evolve, Iím guessing Iíd better take this step. So, Iíll be trying to post as much art as I possibly can on here; varying from digital to tradtional works. Hopefully if I keep it up, Iíll have improved before my first year of 3D animation at Dawson.

    So for starters, Iíll just post a few examples of some of my more recent artworks:

    Sketchbook of a Stagnating Artist

    Sketchbook of a Stagnating Artist

    And, hereís what I managed to complete as of today:

    Sketchbook of a Stagnating Artist

    Sketchbook of a Stagnating Artist
    * Speed paint: 1hr 50minutes (Iím not too good with speed paints at the moment)

    * Character owned by Ida Eva Neverdahl
    Sketchbook of a Stagnating Artist

    (Ignore the dinosaur image, I just want to make that my forum cover)

    Attached Images Attached Images  
    Last edited by Harrowick; September 11th, 2011 at 03:42 AM.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  


  2. Hide this ad by registering as a member
  3. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    38
    Thanks
    18
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Sketchbook of a Stagnating Artist
    Speed Paint (Each took about 1.5-2hrs)
    Sketchbook of a Stagnating Artist

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    38
    Thanks
    18
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Sketchbook of a Stagnating Artist

    Last edited by Harrowick; May 3rd, 2011 at 06:53 PM.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  5. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Hamburg, Germany
    Posts
    599
    Thanks
    239
    Thanked 272 Times in 238 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Nice (and some very cute) creatures so far! You have a good way to work with colours already. I like them most in the picture with the nocturtle.

    But, I would say, if you really want improve, give your creatures more anatomy. Show their muscles, show how the fur is affected by movement. There is much space left for improvement.
    No matter how your style looks like, it will be more believable if you know the anatomy beneath the surface. If you know the complex things, you can make them easier and it still looks right. But it doesn't work the other way. People who know about anatomy will always see your mistakes and do the job better. So, go on! There are some cool books around, even about animal anatomy.
    I'm sure you can do some really badass creatures if you take the chance to improve. You have the fantasy to create them. Just work on the basics to make it true =)

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  6. The Following User Says Thank You to JuliaMetzger For This Useful Post:


  7. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    38
    Thanks
    18
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Iíve gotta say, that was the most helpful critique Iíve ever recieved via the internet. I canít thank you enough for the tips ! Youíre absolutely right, anatomy has always been a huge problem of mine for both humans and animals --Iím sure it shows through. I should really work on the basics before jumping ahead of myself.

    Thanks again! Looks like Iíd better pick up some anatomy books from the library this weekend :3

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  8. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    55
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Hi, Pip! I rarely get the chance to see artists that specialize in creature imagery, and it's such a pleasuring seeing your works. I'm not very good at the technical stuff because I'm more of an appreciative audience, so I won't be able to provide constructive criticisms. The least that I can do is, of course, appreciate your pieces. Thanks for sharing!

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  9. The Following User Says Thank You to john-briner-art For This Useful Post:


  10. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    38
    Thanks
    18
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    : ) Hi, John. Thank you very much, I'm glad you enjoyed my art.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  11. #8
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    38
    Thanks
    18
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Sketchbook of a Stagnating Artist

    Trying to work out scales in this one. I think I could have done better, I definetly need to master adding muscles on my creatures.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  12. #9
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    38
    Thanks
    18
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    ***Used photo-reference.

    Ughhh, I NEED to focus more on humans and less on creatures hence forth. I really can't stand using photo-refs, feels like I'm cheating somehow...guh, hope I can improve.

    Dr.Who (c) BBC

    Attached Images Attached Images  
    Last edited by Harrowick; May 13th, 2011 at 11:39 PM.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  13. #10
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    545
    Thanks
    92
    Thanked 89 Times in 89 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    your photoshop/color knowledge is impressive say the least, its very clean, it would be nice to see some "work in progress's" to see how you do them (this is a sketchbook forum)
    :] though i will be keeping an eye for updates and subscribing. Good stuff, wanting to do creatures myself (less cute ones) tehe. keep it up.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  14. The Following User Says Thank You to James Thomas For This Useful Post:


  15. #11
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    38
    Thanks
    18
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Thanks much mate! : )

    You're right, I should start adding in-progress shots, it does beat the purpose of the forum.

    Good luck with creature designing, the 'less cute' ones are the most amusing to make.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  16. #12
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    38
    Thanks
    18
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Hey guys,

    I'm gonna post up the W.I.P of my upcoming creature design up here. The monster is called a Volcoxolotl, which is partially based on an axolotl (except it dwells in lava rather than water).

    I've never made concept arts before making my final illustration, but I thought i'd give it a shot. Here's what I've worked on so far:

    Sketchbook of a Stagnating Artist

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  17. #13
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Bremerton,WA
    Posts
    510
    Thanks
    67
    Thanked 108 Times in 96 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Good creatures!
    But the Doctor's head seems a bit squished.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  18. The Following User Says Thank You to Zephyrion For This Useful Post:


  19. #14
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    38
    Thanks
    18
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Thanks for pointing that out It does look squished now that you mention it, especially with the forehead wrinkles.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  20. #15
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    38
    Thanks
    18
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Haven't been drawing in a while.

    Attached Images Attached Images  
    Last edited by Harrowick; May 27th, 2011 at 01:17 AM.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  21. #16
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    38
    Thanks
    18
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    The following sketches were done in a consecutive 6 day span at camp. I really need to start picking up on life drawings...

    Attached Images Attached Images              
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  22. #17
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    KY
    Posts
    63
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 12 Times in 12 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Awesome creature designs!

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  23. The Following User Says Thank You to jhowell For This Useful Post:


  24. #18
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    27
    Thanks
    43
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    I love your creature designs! They are wonderful and exotic.
    Your work feels alive to me.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  25. The Following User Says Thank You to Eviloft For This Useful Post:


  26. #19
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    210
    Thanks
    19
    Thanked 89 Times in 74 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    you're 18. and you're this good. you already have a good sense of color. I can sense you will be really amazing just keep practice do some life drawings perhaps.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  27. The Following User Says Thank You to Nkristian For This Useful Post:


  28. #20
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    38
    Thanks
    18
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Thanks so much guys!
    Made a digital study of a bell pepper in photoshop tonight.

    Attached Images Attached Images  
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  29. #21
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    558
    Thanks
    161
    Thanked 195 Times in 113 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Your talent is not in question. I think your body of work shows a lot of imagination at work, which is always a good quality to have. I've always enjoyed artistic depictions of monsters, so I enjoyed your gallery quite a bit.

    Of the group, I think my favorite is the reptile temple beast pic. It has to be a pain on the back, though, to carry that thing around.

    Visit my just a tad bit strange sketchbook: http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=224247

    My comic "Miss Doomsday" (here on CA): http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=223608

    My comic "Opey the Warhead" (also here on CA):
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=130842
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  30. The Following User Says Thank You to zaccrockett For This Useful Post:


  31. #22
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    485
    Thanks
    100
    Thanked 109 Times in 74 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Wow those animal concept sketches are wicked . totally diggin the birds and reptiles!

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  32. The Following User Says Thank You to Saurabhinator For This Useful Post:


  33. #23
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    somwhere in Russia
    Posts
    140
    Thanks
    17
    Thanked 27 Times in 27 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    I really like them all. I like how you handle the colors. Your line drawings look very accurate (cartoony wise), I wonder where will you be in couple of years
    You're the talent. Push it!

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  34. The Following User Says Thank You to Engor For This Useful Post:


  35. #24
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    38
    Thanks
    18
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Something more cartoony:

    Sketchbook of a Stagnating Artist
    Apparently, one of the monster's front paw's is larger than the other? I can see that I got the human's knee far too low though. I've really gotta start delving into human anatomy.
    EDIT *Attempted to fix knees

    Last edited by Harrowick; July 15th, 2011 at 08:00 PM.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  36. #25
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Cambridge UK
    Posts
    5,460
    Thanks
    6,454
    Thanked 4,519 Times in 2,457 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    youve got some serious skills and youre doing all the righ tthings; studying anatomy to get the bodies right, and real objects for lighting and colour
    maybe just explore some of the weekly contests to push you out of the comfort zone, its well worth it!

    sb most art copied to page 1
    Weapons of Mass Creation 2011 ::: Add your favourites!
    skype: velocitykendall
    facebook: Alface Killah
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  37. The Following User Says Thank You to Velocity Kendall For This Useful Post:


  38. #26
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    38
    Thanks
    18
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Wow, I never considered trying the weekly contest thing out, but you're right, I'm sure it would help tremendously. Thank you so much!

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  39. #27
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    38
    Thanks
    18
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Very premature screenshot of a drawing I'm working on. I'll be posting the progress --any suggestions/ critiques would be greatly appreciated.

    Attached Images Attached Images    
    Last edited by Harrowick; July 22nd, 2011 at 04:45 PM.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  40. #28
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    38
    Thanks
    18
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  41. #29
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    38
    Thanks
    18
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Geeze, I've been lagging behind lately. Trying to pull myself up again by producing yet ANOTHER png...not on a roll, yikes. (Too make matters worse it's a fanart).

    Sketchbook of a Stagnating Artist

    Though on the brighter side, I did get a boost of artistic confidence after completing this, I'm really going to try to move onto something serious....

    Spyro (c) Insomniac INC.

    PS: Is running Photoshop on a PC with 256 GB worth of memory ridiculous? Cause the lag I'm putting up with is insane...
    If that is the case, how much memory should I have?

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  42. #30
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    38
    Thanks
    18
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    PNG overload:
    Sketchbook of a Stagnating Artist
    Sketchbook of a Stagnating Artist

    WIP of a piece I'm currently working on:

    Attached Images Attached Images    
    Last edited by Harrowick; September 22nd, 2011 at 11:30 AM.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Members who have read this thread: 1

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • 424,149 Artists
  • 3,599,276 Artist Posts
  • 32,941 Sketchbooks
  • 54 New Art Jobs
Art Workshop Discount Inside
Register

Developed Actively by vBSocial.com
The Art Department
SpringOfSea's Sketchbook