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October 12th, 2012 #1
Hey guys! I am a complete newbe in the forum. I thought I could just start my own Sketchbook and share my stuff with you people. I have been drawing for about 5 years, but since I have finished secondary school, about half a year ago, I have been seriously focusing on my self-teaching drawing studies, in order to get a job in the Concept Art Industry. I very appreciate any critique, piece of advice or comment Thank you for your visit on my sketchbook
These are my latest digital paintings.
This is my latest painting. I finished it today.
A painting I finished on 8th September.
A zombie I painted a while back on 10th August.
The design of a biker I finished on 12th June.
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October 22nd, 2012 #2Registered User
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These works are amazing! I am a huge fan of zombies.
I know you'll say "practice!" but how did you start off with sketching and digital painting? I want to do my own zombie army!
Keep up the great work
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October 23rd, 2012 #3
Hey Charlotteis! Thanks for your compliment. Hmm basically I started just sketching around. At the very beginning you have to understand very basic forms, a basic sense for 3 dimensionality and your practical drawing skill. With practical drawing skill I mean your abbility to draw clean and precise lines, what comes naturally after you drew a lot. For some technic stuff you can check "EPISODE 36 Traditional Mediums" of the FZD School Channel on youtube. You find a lot of great help in the internet, particulary for beginners. Check out for example sycras channel and web side. Of course the skills that i mentioned before come after time but it is very important to reflectate a lot about your work, to use a tonne of reference pictures and let other people judge your stuff, because at a low skill level many people will be able to point out some of your mistakes. Your abbility to judge yourself and to "see" the world around will grow by time. You will probably experience that you draw sth that you really like and you dont know how it would be improvable but some time afterwards you ll smile and understand that its quite creppy. I actually started just practicing my drawing skill. I seriously study the colour and painting stuff since a few month now and its till now my weakest point. I think its more important to understand more about drawing before you start painting but this is just my point of view. But all in all the most basic and important aspekt of studying drawing your passion for it. If you love what you do and you have enough willpower to keep on practicing and to sacrifice other stuff as playing computergames you will succed after some time. So try to get inspired, buy yourself a sketchbook and draw. Good luck!
October 23rd, 2012 #4
I really dig the russian dude with the bionic arm.The hammer and sickle are a cool soviet flag homage with a futuristic touch,of course.
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October 23rd, 2012 #5
Kick-ass work, man! Only thing i can say is watch your saturation ( go easy on it and vary it depending on where the light is coming from.) and your painting is a bit muddy, but i guess that may just come with motor controls gained over time that we will both gain eventually.
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October 23rd, 2012 #6
Looks great! The only thing I can think of is it might be nice to see some darker shadows, just to push the contrast a little and make the characters pop more.
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October 23rd, 2012 #7
October 23rd, 2012 #8
Here is some traditional stuff of mine. Finally I could get my hand on the scanner of my sister
A blind guy that I drew on 27th August this year.
A nude I made with this stock photography from Marcus Ranum as a reference:
Its from the 28th August this year
Those are some muscle studys I made some days ago.
Some position sketches from some days ago.
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October 25th, 2012 #10
I kept on working on the guy from yesterday. I got some valuable critique in the critique section about the light stirking from the side, the too dark shadows and my missing knowledge about the planes of the face. May Im going to apply it on this one when i find time or I ll just think about it in my next painting.
October 26th, 2012 #11
nice characters, is this what you see your self getting into as a character designer?
October 30th, 2012 #12
Hey Guys here are some fast concept experiment sketches I did yesterday in my workbreak. The concepts are not really original but I wanted to try out to show the character from diffrent angles. Actually I wanted to upload some more postion studys and sketches but my scanner stopped working
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November 2nd, 2012 #14
Stunning drawing skills, Matelo! I'm in awe of your talent..! love your anatomical studies. your digital figures are also great.
Keep posting... you'd make a great concept artist.
November 2nd, 2012 #15Registered User
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Those same position sketches are AMAZING.The perspective is incredibly stunning.Keep up the good work there
If there's anything I have to comment is that I don't think your digital paintings are standing out much because they don't have that much contrast with the background.And I think the colors are a bit too stiff (does that make sense?).Try adding in some reflected light--I think it'll turn out much better
November 3rd, 2012 #16
Great Sketchbook! Your figure drawings are really good *_*
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I'd suggest some secondary light from the low left to give the cheek/jaw more definition. Otherwise a good start, the colors fit very well
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November 8th, 2012 #23
Thx kevin! Actually this is what came to my mind these days aswell before I saw your post. The day before yesterday, when I tried to tighten up the render of this dark elf lady and to do some studys, I failed big time. I had the feeling to have forgotten everything I had learned. That made me think about the way I approach things and I got to the point that Im working to unorganized and doing way to little studies. Ill try to focus more on certain subject-matters and to use more reference material. I ve been so stupid not use reference before that much! Guess you got to get aware of your mistakes to work on them so there is a good point. Here are some sketches I did these days while work and some foot studys I did today.
pardon for the bad quality and that some are cut.
November 8th, 2012 #24
Some other anatomy stuff. Im trying to work on my understanding of the basic forms of the skeleton. Guess I still have many houres infront of me. By the way Im using an e-book of Gottfried Bammes. Its very usefull.
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November 10th, 2012 #25
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November 18th, 2012 #26
Havent made an update for more then a week now! I ll try to catch up with it now where ive returned home from a travel to Italy. I basicaly studied anatomy and my understandment of form. These are a few of the musculature studies I made. I thought that it would help me to know where the muscle conncet to the bones to be able to understand them so I try to studie those points now.
Here are some exercises I did to understand the form of objects. I took photos and tried to draw the animals in some 3/4 view perspective.
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