Sketchbook: Riox's Sketchbook
Join the #1 Art Workshop - LevelUpJoin Premium Art Workshop

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 30 of 39

Thread: Riox's Sketchbook

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Haworth, UK
    Posts
    204
    Thanks
    34
    Thanked 64 Times in 58 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0

    Riox's Sketchbook

    Hey all, I have decided to start a new sketchbook for the new year.
    Here's a link to my old stuff if anyone is interested Old Sketchbook


    Check out my new stuff on last page.

    Attached Images Attached Images  
    Last edited by Riox; April 3rd, 2013 at 12:18 PM.
    Always looking for feedback, so feel free to stop by any of these, cheers.

    Website
    Sketchbook
    Blog
    Facebook

    Matt
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Haworth, UK
    Posts
    204
    Thanks
    34
    Thanked 64 Times in 58 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Hey guys, just dropping in with a few thumbnails from today. I know the quality isn't good but thats because I'm not used to designing environments, let alone cities.

    These are for a little project I'm doing this year, to break me out of my comfort zone. Subject is "Deep Sea City". I'm uncertain on which of these to take forward, so any advise would be great, cheers.



    Always looking for feedback, so feel free to stop by any of these, cheers.

    Website
    Sketchbook
    Blog
    Facebook

    Matt
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    SD, CA
    Posts
    412
    Thanks
    76
    Thanked 137 Times in 124 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    I like 1st and 3rd on thumbs on the left and the last thumb on the right. I look forward to seeing it finished

    That elephant study is brilliant too!

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  4. The Following User Says Thank You to WRappiii For This Useful Post:


  5. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Haworth, UK
    Posts
    204
    Thanks
    34
    Thanked 64 Times in 58 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    WRappiii: Thanks for the feedback. I have decided to mix 3 & 5 from the second sheet. Hope you like

    Hey Guys & Girls

    Here's a quick update on my Deep Sea City image. I'm struggling with the detailing and lighting on the buildings.

    Any feedback on this would be great, cheers.



    Always looking for feedback, so feel free to stop by any of these, cheers.

    Website
    Sketchbook
    Blog
    Facebook

    Matt
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  6. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Denmark
    Posts
    428
    Thanks
    222
    Thanked 122 Times in 118 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Cool!

    I'm not good enough to give any great feedback to you, but I really look forward to see the finished piece.

    Great looking thumbs

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  7. The Following User Says Thank You to Trixtar For This Useful Post:


  8. #6
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Viborg, Denmark
    Posts
    310
    Thanks
    43
    Thanked 76 Times in 55 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Have you seen Feng Zhu's video tutorials? They would help you out with environments and much more. Here's a link.
    About your Deep Sea City image, one thing that pops into head right away is that there's no clear foreground > middleground > background. It's underwater, you want atmospheric effects. Do find a lot of reference, it helps a lot.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  9. The Following User Says Thank You to razz For This Useful Post:


  10. #7
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Haworth, UK
    Posts
    204
    Thanks
    34
    Thanked 64 Times in 58 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Trixtar: Hey, don't knock yourself down, the way I see it is every comment is a good comment. Thanks for dropping in.

    Razz: Hey, thanks for finding time to drop in. I do know of Feng Zhu's DVD's, the guy is a legend. I actually watch his basics of perspective again before starting this image lol

    About the unclear foreground, middleground and background is that due to values or is it the over all compostion? The idea was that the rocks on the right and look out point on the left are the foreground. Then the road, gateway and the first part of the city are the middleground then the rest of the city at the back.

    Is there any way I can make the seperation clearer?

    Always looking for feedback, so feel free to stop by any of these, cheers.

    Website
    Sketchbook
    Blog
    Facebook

    Matt
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  11. #8
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Viborg, Denmark
    Posts
    310
    Thanks
    43
    Thanked 76 Times in 55 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Riox, it's a value thing. You have elements in the picture that belong to FG, MG and BG, you just need to separate them. And try making the glass sphere on the left smaller, now where the glass meets the rock it also meets the end of the canvas, creating a tangent, that's something to avoid. Not that I'm anyone to teach you, but it's just something I would do
    Oh, and it's not Feng's DVDs I'm talking about, it's the free videos on youtube. Quite a few hours of tutorials there with some invaluable info. Do watch those!

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  12. The Following User Says Thank You to razz For This Useful Post:


  13. #9
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    2,155
    Thanks
    1,169
    Thanked 1,208 Times in 775 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Love the elephant in the first post. About the depth issue, typically you want the highest contrast (lightest lights and darkest darks) in the foreground to improve the sense of depth and emphasize atmospheric perspective, which should be even stronger under water because we're looking through water, not air, at the buildings in the distance. I imagine it would look similar to a foggy morning (which is kind of what I see when I look at your second thumb on the second thumbsheet). I would also suggest vamping up your light source because right now it's feeling pretty dull overall.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  14. The Following User Says Thank You to dierat For This Useful Post:


  15. #10
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Haworth, UK
    Posts
    204
    Thanks
    34
    Thanked 64 Times in 58 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Razz: Thanks again for the great feedback. I have taken on board what you have said and hopefully that comes through in my image. I think I just need to practice more with my values because they have always been my problem.

    Dierat: Hey, Cheers for the feedback. I'm glad you like my elephant. About my City piece I do believe that I have put in enough atmostspheric perspective in there now, but if not please let me know.

    Right guys and girls, this is my finished Deep Sea City image. I have reached the limit of my knowledge with this image. Also I really can't look at anymore so, I'm calling it done.

    Hope you like. Feedback appreciated, cheers.



    Always looking for feedback, so feel free to stop by any of these, cheers.

    Website
    Sketchbook
    Blog
    Facebook

    Matt
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  16. #11
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    US
    Posts
    62
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 15 Times in 15 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Your elephant study seemed to be pretty strong in shading. I imagine it would look good with further editing/color washing on it. I think stricter shading like that will only do you good in future paintings if you have subjects which are strongly formed as that.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  17. The Following User Says Thank You to Kiwizoom For This Useful Post:


  18. #12
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Haworth, UK
    Posts
    204
    Thanks
    34
    Thanked 64 Times in 58 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Hey everyone just dropping in with a quick animal/colour study.

    Feedback appreciated, cheers.



    Always looking for feedback, so feel free to stop by any of these, cheers.

    Website
    Sketchbook
    Blog
    Facebook

    Matt
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  19. #13
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    97
    Thanks
    33
    Thanked 45 Times in 33 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    great variety in the thumbs for the deep sea city.

    The final image still has some depth issues. There needs to be some kind of middleground, in my opinion. And you need to play with the values a bit more, especially in the city part. The sight needs to be more blurry, because of the vast distance

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  20. The Following User Says Thank You to KiBa For This Useful Post:


  21. #14
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    59
    Thanks
    9
    Thanked 25 Times in 24 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    The study of the elephant looks very well done. I did somethings with your image. I hope I did not fudge it up. To me it looks like it has more depth but idk. I'm just starting to get serious.I hoped it helped a little.

    Attached Images Attached Images  
    Checkout my sketchbook filled with awesomeness.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  22. The Following User Says Thank You to Passhunate For This Useful Post:


  23. #15
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Essex UK
    Posts
    1,573
    Thanks
    973
    Thanked 745 Times in 632 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Great updates man, Elephant is real solid, nice work.

    Great progress on your environments, as I remember your very first ones!

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  24. The Following User Says Thank You to AlexTooth For This Useful Post:


  25. #16
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Haworth, UK
    Posts
    204
    Thanks
    34
    Thanked 64 Times in 58 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Hey, sorry for late replies.

    Kiba: Thanks for stopping by my sketchbook. I'm glad you like my image and I know what you mean now about the depth issue. I have always struggled environments and thats one of the main reasons why.

    Passhunate: Wow thank you for the paint over. You definatly haven't fudged it up but you have helped me understand depth a lot. As I mentioned above these types of images allude me. Hopefully I can look back on this image in a year and think my word what was I thinking. :o)

    Alex: Hey man, cheers for dropping in. Yeah I remember those bloodly things too, they often haunt my dreams lol. Only way is up!

    Hey guys, apologies for lack of updates but I have been on holiday recently and not had much time for work. Got lots of reference photo's though :o)

    Here's my latest, The Forest King and his pet.



    Feedback welcomed, cheers.

    Always looking for feedback, so feel free to stop by any of these, cheers.

    Website
    Sketchbook
    Blog
    Facebook

    Matt
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  26. #17
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Poland
    Posts
    410
    Thanks
    524
    Thanked 170 Times in 124 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Very nice enviros! i like them a lot!

    Your Forest King is slightly weaker - i like the colors, but character itself could be more readable. Looks more as a lich\undead\zombie than forest king to me
    Maybe upgrading hes equipment could help?

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  27. The Following User Says Thank You to tsabu For This Useful Post:


  28. #18
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    219
    Thanks
    88
    Thanked 53 Times in 50 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Thanks for stopping by my sketchbook! I've really enjoyed paging through your work.

    Excellent composition in the whale piece. Your environments in general are quite strong. I'm seeing a few issues in the Forest King piece, though. The concept could benefit from using a more dynamic angle. "Kingliness" would be portrayed better if the viewer was looking up at the figure rather than being level with it. Also, as Tsabu mentioned, the colors are nice, but the King sort of blends into the background. Perhaps if you were to saturate the colors in the king, add a little red or blue to give the flesh more life, he would stand out against the vegetation better.

    Anyway, really good work here. Looking forward to seeing more!

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  29. The Following User Says Thank You to blindshot For This Useful Post:


  30. #19
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Haworth, UK
    Posts
    204
    Thanks
    34
    Thanked 64 Times in 58 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Tsabu: Hey, Thanks for the feedback. I usually got back to an image after a couple of months, so when I look over the forest king I'll bare your comment in mind. I wanted to try keep him bare but I don't think that really sells the King factor.

    Blindshot: Hey Blindshot, cheers for your feedback. As I mentioned to Tsabu I will come back to this image later and have a do over. I think you both make great points that I will definatly take them into consideration. I have hopefully already applied some points to my current images. Let me know what you think.

    Hey everybody, just dropping in with a couple of new images. The first was done for an IFX weekly challenge, the topic was Abomination.



    And the second is a WIP for a personal image "The Phoenix Dragon" I'm hoping for some feedback on anything that stands out on this one.



    Feedback appreciated.

    Always looking for feedback, so feel free to stop by any of these, cheers.

    Website
    Sketchbook
    Blog
    Facebook

    Matt
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  31. The Following User Says Thank You to Riox For This Useful Post:


  32. #20
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Haworth, UK
    Posts
    204
    Thanks
    34
    Thanked 64 Times in 58 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Hey guys, just got another animal study for you. I'm enjoying doing these studies and I'm learning a lot from them. Hopefully this will help when I start to render my phoenix dragon.

    Hope you like.



    Feedback appreciated, cheers.

    Always looking for feedback, so feel free to stop by any of these, cheers.

    Website
    Sketchbook
    Blog
    Facebook

    Matt
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  33. The Following User Says Thank You to Riox For This Useful Post:


  34. #21
    NickyBeats's Avatar
    NickyBeats is offline Registered User Level 16 Gladiator: Spartacus' Retiarii
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Bean Town, MA
    Posts
    4,970
    Thanks
    9,189
    Thanked 2,587 Times in 1,962 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    hey Riox!! ! !! !!!

    been a while since ive seen you around! awesome start to your new sketchbook here! i love that guy in the forest with the root feet! looks awesome!

    MY SKETCHBOOK!
    Some Sketchbooks you should check out! --->
    (expect this list to change alot)
    Mattinian
    RazorB
    Albino-Z
    MatejaPetkovic
    Cold
    Jama
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  35. The Following User Says Thank You to NickyBeats For This Useful Post:


  36. #22
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Spain
    Posts
    421
    Thanks
    16
    Thanked 297 Times in 232 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    nice start!! i really like your paintings, escpecially the see environment and the forest king, and you captured the light very nicely on that last one. keep it up!

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  37. The Following User Says Thank You to -D_art- For This Useful Post:


  38. #23
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Haworth, UK
    Posts
    204
    Thanks
    34
    Thanked 64 Times in 58 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Nick: Hey man, cheers for dropping in. Glad you liking the new stuff, hopefully I can keep the standard up hehe. I always seem to trail off at the end of the year, lets see if I can keep this sketchbook going...

    D Art: Cheers for stopping by my sketchbook. Nice to hear you like my stuff.

    Hey guys, just dropping in with a quick photo study.

    Hope you like. Puppy Power!



    Feedback appreciated, cheers.

    Always looking for feedback, so feel free to stop by any of these, cheers.

    Website
    Sketchbook
    Blog
    Facebook

    Matt
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  39. #24
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Haworth, UK
    Posts
    204
    Thanks
    34
    Thanked 64 Times in 58 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Hey guys, just dropping in with another update.

    Here's my finished Phoenix Dragon. I wanted to keep it loose to give the image life, what you think?



    Feedback appreciated, cheers.

    Always looking for feedback, so feel free to stop by any of these, cheers.

    Website
    Sketchbook
    Blog
    Facebook

    Matt
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  40. #25
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    US
    Posts
    151
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 24 Times in 23 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    You're very good at landscapes. Might need to follow you, I could learn a thing or two!

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  41. The Following User Says Thank You to Mr.Ebony For This Useful Post:


  42. #26
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Haworth, UK
    Posts
    204
    Thanks
    34
    Thanked 64 Times in 58 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0

    Taking a very small dump...

    Mr. Ebony: Thanks for the feedback. I feel I lack in the environment department so it's good to know people out there like them! Cheers.

    Hey guys, it's been far too long. I have been crazy busy over the last few months, I got married in May and I've got myself a new job and now I'm house hunting. Everything is happening all at once and I could be happier. Still all this hasn't left much time for painting :o(

    I do have some sort of update for you all. It's not much but it's all I feel happy with posting. Hope you like.

    Studies






    IFX Monthly - Immortal



    Personal Project









    WIP - The Cell



    feedback appreciated, cheers

    Always looking for feedback, so feel free to stop by any of these, cheers.

    Website
    Sketchbook
    Blog
    Facebook

    Matt
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  43. #27
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Bucharest
    Posts
    57
    Thanks
    50
    Thanked 55 Times in 21 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Hi. U have a nice sketch book going on.
    Congratullations for getting maried and having a new job, way to go

    On the feedback side:
    I like ur images and I think u should go further by separentig more foreground from midground and background, using saturation and value differences
    ex: -the immortals legs and the background
    -A I. the feet could be brought in front of the fog, one more one less, idem for hand and nec/head
    - The Dock, spaceship and rocks who's ni front and whos behind?

    In AI - i think he would fall on his back from that possition, maybe a little rotation to the right would balance him

    The image I like most is the the one with the winged-ciber-dog from Abomination theme, really cool

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  44. The Following User Says Thank You to Callergi For This Useful Post:


  45. #28
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Haworth, UK
    Posts
    204
    Thanks
    34
    Thanked 64 Times in 58 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    Callergi: Thanks again for the feedback, hope you found my comment useful.

    Here's a quick Prometheus study from tonight. I bloody love this film so expect more of these...



    Feedback welcomed, cheers.

    Always looking for feedback, so feel free to stop by any of these, cheers.

    Website
    Sketchbook
    Blog
    Facebook

    Matt
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  46. #29
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    96
    Thanks
    54
    Thanked 22 Times in 22 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    You have lovely rendering skills! keep it up

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

  47. #30
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    411
    Thanks
    167
    Thanked 137 Times in 124 Posts
    Follows
    0
    Following
    0
    In the latest art drop, I love the sci-fi one and the ruined city scene... great progression overall.
    You aren't afraid to use black, which is good at times... but I'm wondering (like in the last progression of images - post #26) if an introduction of a cool or warm "dark" might serve the image better... or highlights here and there in the darkness..
    Just a suggestion, and a technical one at that...

    Cant wait to see more!!

    Joshua A. Davis


    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote  

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Members who have read this thread: 1

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
  •