Ok, this is time number three: I keep hiding in a hole and then come back to CA a year later (which is pretty ungracious, really).
Howdy! I'm a 21-year-old university student, so I'm a bit unfocused. A friend recently reminded me of how much I like illustration, so now I'm working on that again. No classes regarding illustration, though, so I absorb from other folks on the internet.
Any feedback is appreciated, as usual: critiques, redlining, diatribes, anecdotes, life stories, etc. Thanks for looking!
Last edited by Nuked Tofu; July 18th, 2012 at 08:44 PM.
Reason: three-year update
As the title says, current WIPs and other things, including a plague doctor or two.
The first painting is a bit of a headache. The left side's the "blah" first pass, and the right side is the current "oh geeze what the hell" state. It got out of hand because a professor suggested to "think Gustav Klimt". Didn't really understand what he meant then, and obviously don't still... a bedazzled bird might be a little bit too much.
Um, I'm gonna try to fix that. (Help??) Over 'n' out!
Last edited by Nuked Tofu; July 11th, 2011 at 11:55 AM.
Hey! I've noticed on your digital works, your finished pieces tend to have a lot of obvious "brush" strokes and small, scratchy lines left that aren't quite necessary. I think that if you take the time to start with larger brushes/forms first and only use smaller brushes for the details, it could help you to have a more finished/polished look.
Cleaning up of previous sketch. Neck looks a bit small, and he looks very plastic. Something to work on.
I was gonna do some speedpaints of foreign subjects like the outside world, full bodies, and full bodies in the outside world. But now I'm a bit tired. Hmm dmm
Last edited by Nuked Tofu; July 11th, 2011 at 03:30 AM.
Good stuff! I actually don't mind the brushy lines on that head; they generally follow the planes of the face, and bring out the form a bit. (Okay, maybe a bigger brush would have looked nicer, but the actual lines look nice.) The gold and blue head does look a bit choppy, though. =) I really like the piece in your first post, it's got a great sense of mood and I love the texture.
via some monster girl meme on tumblr, I've been attempting to whip up daily illustrations to practice composition, design, value range, story, etc... Um, it's not going very well. First one is flat, second one is dark and mucky and vague. Hopefully I'll get better with more practice..
EDIT: okay I edited the centaur one a little, I couldn't stand it.
Last edited by Nuked Tofu; August 7th, 2012 at 03:13 AM.