Damn I love those thumbnails, so effortless and confident looking brushing! You seem to be great at achieving a mood and the lightings look very convincing. It's very useful to see what kind of studies you do. The "quick matte sketch" is incredible... You've got yourself a fanboy!
@smuli : As funny as it seems, absolutely EVERYONE is telling me about my colors and lights. It's funny
I need to work more on the other stuff, like composition etc. Sucks that it doesn't come as easily as light.
I need to do more though, from january till march I used to do one study everyday, but now I have too much projects etc at school, it's eating my time.
Hopefully I can start doing some more everyday at the end of june.
Little speedy :
Practice makes perfect.
Passion and dedication cleanse the mind.
Great work man, some of this is incredibly good. I think the biggest thing you could benefit from is detail management. Your detailing has a tendency to disrupt the space and it can weaken the depth of your work. Same goes for character work, though obviously disrupting the flow rather than the depth. I think the last char you did with 6 arms was your strongest by far.
- Do you ever draw / paint environments from life? If not, do so and post some of the results. I'd love to see them.
- Anatomy studies look good. Try to do them from both ref and imagination (if you aren't already ).
- I would also love to see you give yourself a big concept art assignment: start with a written brief for an enviroment and some characters. Then show us your process: thumbnails, roughs, final drawings, color studies and final paintings.
But really, I can't offer any other crits though since the quality of this SB is already very good. You seem to be improving fast, so whatever you do: just keep posting! Good luck.
Last edited by Kapri; April 30th, 2012 at 04:20 AM.
Some of these are just topnotch!
Loving the crispy edges and occasional crazy colors.
Either you use a whole lot of photos in your matte paintings or you blend in the brush work incredibly well. Looks good either way^^
You tend to use a little too much black but
it might just be part of the "look" so it's not too bad.
Yep, I do paint from life. Well more from pictures actually. Here's one from ' pulp fiction ' just after those lines.
I'll do that this summer yes. I really want to get better with characters, you're right I don't do enough anatomy ref.
Actually I do both. I usually start with some picture elements to get some textures and colors, but I really almost never keep the picture elements.
If you want you can also check my last livestream ( in my answer to Kapri), since in the last one I do it at the beginning.
You're right about the black, it's a bad tendency I have because of the thumbnails, I usually put too much contrast in them.
RAWWWR THEY ARE SOOO AWESOME!!, THE LATEST!! i wanna go draw now!! thanks for motivating me, 2 questions post 55 second picture, you used some photos right? and how much time does it take making one of those environments?