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What's up everyone, thought I'd give a sketch thread a try. I realized in Austin that if I'm ever going to get anywhere I have to get off of my lazy ass and do something about it, so that's what I'm doing. It was a pleasure meeting all of you in Austin...
So here's some old and new stuff for you. I'd love to hear any C&C you all have for me...
Initial sketch for that...
Logo for a local literature magazine
Top left dude is a Hale study...
Thanks for stopping by.
Last edited by strych9ine; July 27th, 2005 at 03:11 PM.
wow cody. it was awesome meeting you in Texas. You've definitely got something good going on here. Your anatomy is real solid. I think some head studies would do you good, your heads aren't as good as the awesome bodies. You're right, you gotta get off your lazy ass and draw! Now lets see it!
i love you painting they have an abstract energy to them kind of like compostion it the substance of the painting and it is shown through value
i think you have taken the right step by choosing to work on your fundemental drawing skills because while your paintings and painting style is very attractive it lacks to solid understructure
i have had this problem for a while also so i orced myself out of coverup mode by not allowing myself to shade or paint for a while and just working entirely in line
the first image the stomache doesn't come out enough the arm is short and the geomtry is a kind of off and the light source is conflicting with itself and the mouth looks little unintensionally assymetrical in the fact the circle is off center the same for the belt i think these problems will be fixed if get a better idea of where the center line for the stomache is
try to study more porportions and anatomy as well as stress correct drawing of 3d objects from imagination
get something in the room draw it from an angle differnt from which your viewing it ffrom the chech to see it you correctly drew that object it will help you greatly
you have really nice painting skills but you can't hide behind them stick with the fundamentals for a while
peace and such
Nice work Cody. If I could draw figures like you do, I'd be a happy bunny. My only crit is I think your colour work is a bit monotone. I think these peices would have much more impact if you introduced some variation in the palette. There's a nice Phil Hale quality about them. Other than that, it's all good stuff.
My man Cody! Good to see you start a sketchbook here. Had a blast hanging out in Austin btw. On to the art, this is some really cool stuff, especially the first painting. Great textures on all your paintings. As for crits, on the first one (and a couple others) the part where the forearm connects to the hand looks a little weird (I just noticed cuz I suck at drawing hands and it's something I'm working on right now). Keep posting dude!
what's up doppleganger, nice to see you start a book...
my only crit would be to do more lifedrawing, while your drawings are cool here, they could be helped by a dose of reality, just going out to the mall and sketching people as they eat or something... it helps out so much because you catch nuances and little things that you would never find in your head.
oh yeah! keep posting! I wanna see where you take this, it'll be interesting
Got a couple for you... a Barscay anatomy study and a big ass freak.
jetpack42: Thanks man, it was cool meeting you too dude. I'm trying to nail my anatomy by doing studies and then sketching without reference. I'll be working more on heads a lot more in the next weeks to come.
the good war: Yeah, I noticed a lot of those things too. I seriously need to be more critical of my work instead of focusing on unimportant details. Thanks for the crit...
Summer Pudding: Color scares the shit out of me. I'll definitely be doing a lot more color pieces... I'll even post them up if you can all deal with flipping through that horseshit until I get comfortable with it.
Groover McNab: Austin was the shit, plain and simple... it was cool meeting you bro. That whole arm in that piece is messed up but I'm working on arms and hands right now, thanks for stopping by dude.
cotron: You, sir, fucking rock... it was cool hanging out with you in Austin. I have been kind of lazy about life drawing but you're right, I do need to go out and sketch from life more often. Thanks for pointing out my faults, asshole. I hope you feel better about yourself now. :bootyshak
behemot5: I made a ton of custom brush sets in PS from ink splots, thumbprints, and random strokes that I made. I usually paint texture upon texture, use a lot of overlays of other textures I painted, and sometimes use little pieces of photographs set to blending modes.
Be back in a couple days...
nice dude ,it was awesome hanging out with you , and its awesome to see you start this up, keep it up man these are looking good
Hopefully I'll get some more time to draw today, but for now...
Silverslash: That Thursday night on 6th in Austin was a great time for sure, it was cool meeting you bro.
keep drawing! dont give up!
jetpack42: No worries, I come with tha quickness...
Dude its great work
but its not all of your good work
you have more dude
you had nice stuff at
the speedpainting thread
The first three are my favs
specially your Avatar one
great textures drawing
and color choice
the brushwork is so F**g cool !!!
keep it up glad you are here
Good Luck !!!!!
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gaboartpage: Thanks man, I'll pop some more color works out soon enough.
One for today...
Hey hey, looking good here 9ine.
I said it before and I'll say it again,
I dig your "gritty" feel. The sinewy
muscles you drop down on your
figs gives them a sense of stress
and the general feeling of being
on the edge. Give us more please.
Man, I gotta burn through these last few
projects so I can get to some "me" time.
I went to this Japanese Garden out in the middle of nowhere a couple of days ago. I wish I had more time to sketch there, it was a good time...
Self Portrait for today:
I miss ya bud...Keep your random crazy thoughts comin...
OH yea, WHERE'S THE WEBSITE DUDE??? get crackin...
And don't worry when i get back from Brasil, i will make make Sketchbook thread...but i think Marko changed my life in a good way..i started using his technique, with the basic building block technique, and it seems to be working for me...
I'll show ya'll soon...
Bry, my good friend on first sight lol. I forgot that you were heading out to Brazil dude, that's going to be bad as hell. Austin was one of the best weekends of my life thanks to you and the rest of the rommies. I'd love to see a sketchbook thread by you up here, I'm looking forward to it bro.
I haven't had time to draw due to all the websites I've been doing, but I'll update soon. This of course is directed towards the two people that have visited this thread more then once. :bootyshak
love your stuff man. your digital paintings are the best. might want to check the size of your heads...some are just right but many are a bit big. great stuff man. keep drawing
imglue, crunch: Thanks for the crits and comments guys. Much appreciated...
you are really keeping things real here. great job. You should do a few more SPs. You're on the right track.
Thanks Jetpack... ask and ye shall receive.
Self Portrait for today:
I colored the sketch from the last post for an Illustration battle with a couple of talented friends, White Mouse and Forsh. The praying dude being ripped apart by a naked devil baby was done by White Mouse...
A thank ya, Van, I appreciate that...
So this is me after the inevitable wave of hair loss passes over my melon.
Last edited by strych9ine; August 4th, 2004 at 12:03 AM.
dude loving the new stuff, keep it up
the japanese garden stuff is tight as well as the sp's,
No man should be less than what he is.
Dude. I'm finally on the internet again. I just went through a big move, but the upside is that I've had a lot of drawing time. I'm noticing a lot of improvement since Austin which is reassuring...
This is just screwing around, WIP...
So this is some of what I've been up to lately...