decided to finally start a sketchbook myself instead of just browsing this Forum everyday admiring everybody for their skills. So I hope you can help me a bit improving my own skills. I've got a lot to learn.
C&C very welcome
Last edited by Tschayssen; July 29th, 2014 at 05:13 PM.
you can't go wrong with chicks and big guns. But I'm not a big fan of the gradient background or the light glow you have around the edges. There's also a lot of intense highlight on her right leg for no apparent reason as there isn't as much on the other leg.
I've also noticed you are using a lot of black for shadows and white for highlights giving you an extremely contrasty image. try adding some of the ambient background colour into your shadows to give it some form.
Nice sketches, you have a knack for colour which is good. If anything I'd say work on your perspective a bit in your drawings. The digital work could help a lot in your understanding I reckon.
Your 3D work looks amazing, what software do you use and if you don't mind what sort of hardware do you use to render it all? I've touched on a few 3D programs but never delved very far, hence my lack of comment. Looks great from here though.
So perspective and shadows it is. the tasks for the next few weeks. Will try to find time to work on those issues.
Mostly I use zbrush for sculpting and somtimes Cinema4d for rendering.
the demon is rendered in Zbrush with a lot of different render passes and then composed in Photoshop with a backplate found on the internet.
I use a Quadcore 2,6GHz, with 8GB DDR2 Ram and a GeForce 260GTX on a
64Bit System with Windows 7. It's not the best for 3D work but it's enough to get things done.
And try out Zbrush, You will love it! Hell lot of Fun, very intuitive and... ADDICTIVE.
need to draw some new stuff
here's a version of the demons with some light effects on it... cheating, I know
Thanks for that list Tsychayssen. Nice system specs, I've always assumed that rendering is done with Quadro cards and also thought the others were primarily used for gaming. I've touched upon Sculptiris before and it was very easy to use, so I assume Zbrush is very much the same then.
Great to have all those lighting effects and so on at your disposal, looking good!
All the best with your perspective studies too.