Undead illustration
Join the #1 Art Workshop - LevelUpJoin Premium Art Workshop

Results 1 to 16 of 16

Thread: Undead illustration

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Denmark
    Posts
    707
    Thanks
    131
    Thanked 288 Times in 259 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0

    Undead illustration

    Hi!

    I've been working on an illustration of a undead/skeleton with some armour. So far I've come up with 3 thumbs that I like.

    Top left: undead being hit by arrows
    bottom left: corpse being reanimated.
    right: undead on horse.

    Going to flesh each one out some more. Critique is very welcome

    Attached Images Attached Images  
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    187
    Thanks
    6
    Thanked 47 Times in 42 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Nothing to critique at this point. I like all three ideas. A personal opinion on the horseback one: I wouldn't make his posture too upright, since he's undead, but that's just an idea.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  3. #3
    TinyBird's Avatar
    TinyBird is offline Why you gotta be an angry burd Level 16 Gladiator: Spartacus' Retiarii
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    HELLsinki, Finland
    Posts
    4,753
    Thanks
    338
    Thanked 2,654 Times in 1,618 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Since these are thumbs I'm not gonna crit the anatomy, but I do note that all of these thumbs cut off the undead guy's legs and all of them are kinda lacking of some good "undead posture". If the guy is bit more refined undead and not totally falling apart, it's understandable, but I think bit more undead-ness and overall exaggeration in his poses might work (like in the one where he's hit with arrows).
    Also, all but one of the thumbs are from equal or upper level of him, which makes him look kinda small and sad. It works if he's supposed to be more sympathetic (or a main character instead of just being some random dead guy) but the images lack drama and also are kinda distant (as in we're looking from afar, instead of being "with him").

    "I eat comics and poop stylization"
    Comic!
    Sketchbook (Critiques, no compliments please.)
    Tumblr
    Website
    Livejournal
    DeviantArt
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Blacksburg, VA
    Posts
    2,555
    Thanks
    1,329
    Thanked 748 Times in 663 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    My favorite idea is the undead resurrection, but I think it's the least interesting thumbnail. I would personally like to see that fleshed out more (different angles, different poses and ideas, etc.), but I understand if you're not interested- this is just an opinion.

    "She took the ice cube trays out of the freezer. What kind of a sick bitch takes the ice cube trays out of the freezer?"

    LOOK AT MY WEBSITE!
    LOOK AT MY SKETCHBOOK!
    LOOK AT MY BLOG!
    LOOK AT MY DEVIANT ART PAGE!
    LOOK AT MY FINALLY FINISHED PAGE!
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Denmark
    Posts
    707
    Thanks
    131
    Thanked 288 Times in 259 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Thanks for the inputs! Helps alot.

    I've fleshed out the right one alittle more. Also I fully agree that the resurrection one isn't reading right. I'll explore some more thumbs.

    Attached Images Attached Images  
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Denmark
    Posts
    707
    Thanks
    131
    Thanked 288 Times in 259 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    So I did as suggested and redid the "resurrection" thumb. In this new one i've changed the focus to the guy doing the resurrection spell.

    as always, critique is very welcome

    Attached Images Attached Images  
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    548
    Thanks
    28
    Thanked 150 Times in 148 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    I think you got the best frame to picture what you want to show... at this point, no comments to do about the character... about the composition, I think you could add some other undead revering the main character as well others kept dead...

    best regards

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Denmark
    Posts
    707
    Thanks
    131
    Thanked 288 Times in 259 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    pauloricardo: Good idea, i'll explore it!

    Added colors to the sketch

    Attached Images Attached Images  
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Denmark
    Posts
    707
    Thanks
    131
    Thanked 288 Times in 259 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    aaaand another update.

    Attached Images Attached Images  
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    187
    Thanks
    6
    Thanked 47 Times in 42 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    It's looking really nice! I'd say, in order to emphasize even more that it is resurrection, why not have one of the corpses starting to stir or raise a hand or something like that?

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Blacksburg, VA
    Posts
    2,555
    Thanks
    1,329
    Thanked 748 Times in 663 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Yeah I gotta say that's looking really sexy Braintree, nice painting.

    I'm only here to really offer support and agree with THEMike about the hand raised thing. Keep going, this one's really nice.

    "She took the ice cube trays out of the freezer. What kind of a sick bitch takes the ice cube trays out of the freezer?"

    LOOK AT MY WEBSITE!
    LOOK AT MY SKETCHBOOK!
    LOOK AT MY BLOG!
    LOOK AT MY DEVIANT ART PAGE!
    LOOK AT MY FINALLY FINISHED PAGE!
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Denmark
    Posts
    707
    Thanks
    131
    Thanked 288 Times in 259 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Thanks! Tried to raise an arm of one of the dead guys.

    Attached Images Attached Images  
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  13. #13
    TinyBird's Avatar
    TinyBird is offline Why you gotta be an angry burd Level 16 Gladiator: Spartacus' Retiarii
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    HELLsinki, Finland
    Posts
    4,753
    Thanks
    338
    Thanked 2,654 Times in 1,618 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Looking good! maybe try also turning the hand raiser guy's face towards the spellcaster?

    "I eat comics and poop stylization"
    Comic!
    Sketchbook (Critiques, no compliments please.)
    Tumblr
    Website
    Livejournal
    DeviantArt
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Denmark
    Posts
    707
    Thanks
    131
    Thanked 288 Times in 259 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    @tiny bird: I'll explore that!

    To take a break from the resurrection piece I did some more work on the undead knight piece.

    Attached Images Attached Images  
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    548
    Thanks
    28
    Thanked 150 Times in 148 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    hello man, for this horse rider, you could add him a crown as well some light red spots in the eyes, as if he was looking directly to the observer...

    good job and keep going with it

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  16. #16
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Blacksburg, VA
    Posts
    2,555
    Thanks
    1,329
    Thanked 748 Times in 663 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Hey man! Good to see you chuggin' away.

    So with the horse guy (I like the resurrection, pretty nice)- are you referencing the horse? He looks a little small and I don't like his front structure, something feels off.

    so... what about a banner coming from that pole to bring the eye back down and add some color? I'd think like a blue would be appropriate here, but most of it's really grey and I think a color could help it pop.

    I also think you could vignette the whole thing a little more by just adding some darker values (multiply or whatever) around the corners to try and push the eye up to him?

    Keep going man, you're doing some awesome stuff. Maybe post some more progress shots for us?

    "She took the ice cube trays out of the freezer. What kind of a sick bitch takes the ice cube trays out of the freezer?"

    LOOK AT MY WEBSITE!
    LOOK AT MY SKETCHBOOK!
    LOOK AT MY BLOG!
    LOOK AT MY DEVIANT ART PAGE!
    LOOK AT MY FINALLY FINISHED PAGE!
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

Members who have read this thread: 0

There are no members to list at the moment.

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
  •