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Hi Guys, new member here today (how did I not find this place before?!) thought I'd start my sketchbook
I was a little limited on equipment... being on the day job....shhhhhh!
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Being (now thankfully) humbled by the standard of work on ConceptArt.org I'm trying to learn the basics...
Random speed paintings.
Last edited by sHAYM4N; November 1st, 2011 at 07:24 PM. Reason: Resizing images
I like the first character sketch, very nice environments.
Immoral Cintiq's Sketchbook
"Society will DRAW a circle that shuts me out, but my superior thoughts will DRAW me in." -Marva Collins
"Character is what you know you are not what others think you are." -Marva Collins
Cheers! Would really like to go back to some tighter pieces, but very busy with projects at the mo. Quick speedpainting from last night again with a mouse. Think I'll do more of these - they really help.
..reason for the speed paintings is I've been doing them on the night shift, don't have a tablet whilst there and just using GIMP with a mouse.
Really messed this one up and the values got screwed, adding pointless detail when I should have kept it basic concentrated on the composision and done many more of them. Should have kept that for the tablet work.
I quite like the idea though, these huge big mechanical ships emerging from the river, city at war. Think I'll work this idea into a full paint when I get chance (but with a more dynamic viewpoint)
Went back to basics. Another quicky from last night, ran out of time, so will spend a little more on this tonight. Few more mid ground elements and a splash of colour.
Put a little montage together for this past year, its pretty much a scrapbook affair, but hopefully I will get down to creating some much tighter work for a compilation for 2012.
Not exactly a speed painting, took a couple of hours, but using GIMP, Mouse & unplanned.
As a side note, I've now started blogging my work (plan to turn it into a portfolio once I have enough work of standard). Please feel free to take a look and critique away http://www.digilocker.co.uk
some pretty cool concepts in the making, i think some obvious benefits would be some more anatomical studies, and also sometimes u randomly throw in big lines in your speedpaintings, thats cool but i think u shud be careful, some stand out a mile and distract from the overall piecee..
A couple of other experimental paints I forgot to put in..
Eden City: This one was overworked and underplanned, but was eager to try out my new tablet. I wasn't sure of the content so played about with it too much, but hopefully learnt a fair bit in the process, mainly - if you're gonna spend hours tightening it up make sure you at least spend an hour planning & exploring thumbs & content. Its a lot harder to change things about as things tighten up.
Angel Creek: No planning either on this one, but was quite a speedy paint and after the pains of the previous paint decided to leave this loose and move on.
A few recent bits..
(captured this one)
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I love everything in here !
Many thanks for your comments I'm 29 reside in Calderdale West Yorks, England - self taught through tuts on the web, and I started painting around 18 months ago. Previous to that I've mainly worked with 3D and the odd sketch.
First stab at a portrait
Last edited by sHAYM4N; December 28th, 2012 at 01:12 PM.
Clearing out some files, a few speedpaints I wasn't keen on but didn't want to delete, so added a few things last night. Still don't really like them. I like the Mozlar setting, may do a cleaner repaint of that setting at some point.
Streets of Mozlar