TheGnoll: Thanks man! Lotta good ideas there! I've started putting stuff in now... Maybe nighttime would be a better way to go... or like twilight.. I'll mess around with it and see!
Slash: Hmf.. no boob-suggestions? Oh well.. those you posted were too, I guess Haha... thanks bro!
hp: Yup... I really need to get something done about the perspective issue on the right hand side there... I'll correct it for the next update! Thanks! Glad you dig.. hehe.. The scene is inspired by the place near where I live, and there are deer in the forests here... But reminding you of I am Legend ain't bad in my book.. hehe... I enjoyed that movie!
Update.. didn't get to paint much today... meeting and website solution-shit goin' on.. heh... but I got a little bit done.
Keep critting ya'll! Really appreciate it!
I wanna see WAY more clutter! MORE MESS! And for the love of all that's unholy will you throw in a pair of boobs? It's headed in the right direction tho, just keep churning away at it!
Oh, and since you've been riding me about perspective, i'll throw some right back at you. It seems as the surface the character is standing on is twisted, cuz you see it more from above towards the left side, but then it twists and almost aligns with the camera towards the right. There might be a fancy smanchy booklernin' perspective explaination to this, but it seems a little off to me.
hp: Good crits! I fucked up royally and saved a flattened websize over my .psd though, so I'm gonna have to get around to repainting parts of that piece... I'll add mo' graff and shit for the next update!
slash: no boobs for this one!! I will add clutter though!
Some sketchies... I need to get around to scanning my sketchbook, but here are a few digis...
I've migrated my blog from blogspot to wordpress... I'll put the new link in my sig as well, but if any of you feel inclined to drop me a line over there; clicky
On your piece that you're working on, I agree with Slash, more clutter. It comes off as a little too clean right now. Some textures and stuff will prolly help out on that too, it's a bit too slick. But don't lose the sense of the character nor it sitting alone in a wide landscape like that.
"The fact that no one understands you doesn't make you an artist"
Slash: Ain't easy bein' a superhero.... Thanks for skiddin' by
Jorge Gecov: Glad you like, dude!
max1975: Thanks! when I get enough of the chimps I'll consolidate 'em into a series or somethin'... heh..
Sorknes: Yah... thanks for the feedback, and you're totally right Haven't gotten the time to work on that lately though... too much other stuff lined up at work atm... I'll get on it as soon as I can and update though
kidult: Thanks yourself Thanks for kickin' my ass about updating!
hp: Awesome! Glad you think so Gracias
Ok, so I decided to try out ArtRage, and it was more fun than a buncha monkeys in a barrel! Just got the lite edition though, but I think I'll be buying the full version soon... getting layers and stuff to be able to mesh better with photoshop would be nice.. hehe...
Also scanned a few pages.. messy and shit, but there ya go... I'm getting back into doing more pencils again... which I'm glad for!
hp: Cool that you like the ArtRage stuff... I'm havin' a tonna fun with it.. hehe.. Appreciate the crits on the pencils! Yeah, it's my gf I liked the fedora on her, so I had to.. hehe
Sorry for not posting a few days again.. I lost a couple of days to fever and flu.. gonna scan the meager offerings in my sketchbook asap, and post some more digis I have laying around at home.. until then; here's another artrage speedy.. 20-30 minutes approx. Sometimes you jus' gotta do a gasmask piece, right?
when i get back home were gonna go on a feet drawing rampage! And we're not gonna stop until we can both draw a pair of convincing feet actually being GROUNDED on a ground plane, in any perspective. This has been bugging me in my own work, and its bugging me in your work as well. This is where most of your latest pieces fall through, the foot areas are generally unelegant. I don't know exactly what youre doing wrong, probably cuz i make the same mistakes myself, and if i knew i wouldn't be doing them.. So yeah, boot camp when i get back, PUN INTENDED! I also notice that in some of your faces the features don't fit the shape of the face, or vice versa. I did a quick paintover to illustrate my point, although i might have taken the lipo too far..
I dont know exactly how you do it, but i find it helpful to go through a mental checklist of things to look out for, first the big shapes of the head and how they relate, and then the more superficial features following these.
Other than that, cool stuff bro! I especially like what you have going on with the voodoo priest and the other feathered shaman dude. Artrage looks like a blast, and im guessing it fits your traditional background perfectly. Get well soon, and don't forget to send me the stuff! NUDGE NUDGE!
Lakka: Thanks! Yeah, I'm gonna do a couple of pieces from 'em.. Figured the warrior chick and the brute dude..
Slash: Thanks for taking the time for a paintover, heimegut! I agree you took the lipo a bit far, but I'll definately keep it in mind! I'm gonna take it real serious and start doing balance/grounding studies even *before* you're getting back! BOO YAH! My drawings are gonna be GENETICALLY DIFFERENT by the time you get back, homie!! STAY ALPHA!!
hp: Nah, come on! You've got great characters too!! Glad you like the direction my sh*t is taking now though Thanks!
Sorknes: Hehehe... practice what I preach, right? Yeah, I'll remember to go wild on a few! (He said and posted a greayscale )
A back study for some stuff at work... the study ain't nothing like what I'm aiming at though so I can show The final product will be under NDA for a while I'll show when I can though!
The robot-arm thumbs are for a project at work as well. Bit looser on the "don't-show-this-to-nobody"-ness, so there ya go I'll be taking 1 or 3 further, according to the client. I'll get updates up on them when I get there!
Grandmassa Mr. Spect: Thanks for droppin' in, and thanks for the props! Like I said in your thread; I did the piece even tho' you a cheatin' bastard!
Aight... I was throwin' out a challenge in Spect's thread, and I ended up having to do this one.. hehe.. portrait from ref.
The text might be too much, but I don't know... the whole thing started out over some hiphop quotes bein' thrown around, so I figured I'd get that in there as well.. hehe