Great work and very inspirational (for me at least) i like your style and the girls you draw, thanks for explaining a bit about your work process.
This is fantastic stuff! Love your daring palette. Thanks for checking out my SB
Fallenangel - thanks a lot , hopefully I'll be posting more of the process from now on!
GEB - Np, thanks to you, it was a pleasure to look at
Dile_ - Thanks a lot
Now with the "work-on",
I did a revamp of the background in Sacred, its really more amusing now, tho im not 100% sure about the depth
anyway here is the image:
Sacred before and after
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Love this gallery. Great colors and compositions.Also love your characters. Keep it up!!
Juniversal - Thanks a lot, Im glad that you like
Also, following the advices I recieved here im reworking the background for the "Liz" piece, im posting a progress, its very sketchy thing and Im working on a layer just on top of everything so I go faster, ill create a hole for the fig with a mask once Im done =)
might do a bit deformation on the figure to match the new bg perspective aswell, but im not sure its gonna be needed,
Liz + background rework
some crit about the pink/purple girl picture (just love that one) i think you should play a bit more with the contrast of the character and the back ground, just to make her "pop out" a bit more.
And here is something that i thing you should give a try:
I't's a "Ballisticpublishing" exotique 7 entries call, give it a try... with some more work spent i think you can compete on that level too.
at the main page my avatar is just blank,he please
Caribbean 3d Junkie..respect to God
He in one blood he and Eye
Fallenangel - Yes, I had my doubts about that, tried to fix it but indeed it still needs to pop a bit more,
about that link... its definitely interesting, I'm not sure if I have the quality to be there but I loose nothing by trying.. thanks a lot!!
AbsorbenGhost - Sorry mate I think you got to the wrong thread
So I am going to ask a few questions because I really like your stuff:
1. Are those regular moleskine sketchbooks, do they handle watercolor well? I have a Moleskine sketchbook, it got wet and left wet marks. So I am afraid that watercolor would be bad.
2. Do you use photo reference for those girls?
Thank you for reading.
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Twinkle, twinkle little star
I don't wonder what you are
For by spectroscopic ken
I know that you are hydrogen - Ian D.
Vay - Hey there, just gonna repply and then im off to bed! (0:03 here)
1.- They are the ones with the heavy pages, with a bit yellow tone, not sure if they got a special name, but as said the pages are heavy
they dont actually handle water too good, because they've used a lot of "celulosa" (thats in spanish.. cellulose?) or silicone something that makes the pages actually a bit water repelling, I guess they did coated the pages that way cause its meant for pencil and graphite (still not the best coating for that) but still that "water-proof" quality of the paper its cool for me its produces different effects even if its technically speaking "doing it wrong"
also there is some kind of moleskine meant for watercolors with proper paper, but its different, instead of book like its in landscape format
2.- Yes, I use references, usually not a "whole girl" I start with a face or a bare body position and then i change the arms, legs etc and look for new references for specific parts of the body if I dont have clear how they are supposed to be.. for example in the piece named "Sacred" I used a full reference for the face, meaning I didnt stray much from the photo but then for the armor and the lancer I went mostly from memory
on "Liz" which is the first image on the thread I went most of it by memory, and now im using references of real castles for the background
So short answer : yes I use references, but I'm trying to avoid just nailing down photos and trying to always add, modify do this kind of "frankenstein" thing so my mind dosnt get too lazy
So I experimented a bit more with the BG on this one
looks better now, I was holding to not break the color scheme of blue/pink but I think it was needed to add more tones so the characther indeed could break from the background and add depth
Let me know your thoughs!! also added a bit of neon glow effect and so
The final piece now, I modified a bit more the lights, colors and redrawn that planet on the top
its final!! or.... at least for now!
Later on i'll be uploading some sketches for new pieces,
Sacred 3.0 Final
Flesh - A quick study from a photo - photoshop
Alive - Some moleskine sketching, pencil + watercolors
Tidal - Another moleskine sketching, pencil, markers and a bit of spray
You've got yourself a big fan here! Great work
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