I'd like to post my sketchbook stuff here. Hopefully we'll find all kinds of different stuff in this thread, maybe even something interesting for later use. Start off with some faces, simple enough, this is the old HB on recycled paper with some photoshop on top.
Some loose sketching and quick color added later. I've got lots of pages like this, just random scribbles basically that sometimes feel like coming together long enough to make a face or a tree.
The texture of the recycled paper is phenomenal. And mixed with your awesome pencil work it just comes to life! Haha awesome stuff fersteger2!
"Step by Step One Travels Far."~Tolkien
Some micron pen sketch and photoshop color. I'm enjoying coloring quickly and sticking to one multiply layer, one overlay layer and one normal layer to paint on. The restrictions make me focus on what I'm trying to accomplish on more, so I think I'm learning some good techniques. I think.
Wow, Great stuff! Are you an animator? You create such a fantastic variety of characters!
Sweet style! I would love to follow this sketchbook into the future. I especially like the one post #5. The black lower part of the background is so bold and it works perfectly in contrast to the skies as a treetop of a jungle or whatever it is. Great vision.
About struggling to take your sketches over to illustrations, I have had a lot of problems with that too myself. I think it's all about killing your darlings and all that. Even though the linework looks amazing on its own, oftentimes it's necessary to abandon it completley under layers of colors instead of letting it blend through.
Last edited by Axelga2112; January 19th, 2013 at 06:57 AM.
Thanks! I'm not an animator, I've done Flash animation but do hope to get involved with it in one form another, right now I'm doing illustrations for mobile games, character portraits and illustrations, I'll post some finished work stuff once the games come out.
Thanks axelga! I'm always trying to go simpler and make a statement before worrying about rendering an refining details. So sketching like this is really helping me out!
Thanks! This is just another sketch page and the drawing for my CHOW for this week. You should check them out and vote if you haven't -
Lakai - I'll have some full figures coming, I think I do mostly observational sketching or cartoony stuff in my sketchbooks, tend to not draw complete characters beyond sketches like these. Hmmm, something to work on.
Last edited by fersteger2; January 23rd, 2013 at 12:23 AM. Reason: just for fun.
wow awesome sketchbook you ahve here, i love the variety of stuff and the thought-out brushwork, i will keep an eye on what happens here haha, how long ahve you been doing this kind of stuff? have you ever went to classes or something of the sort? (not that matters im just curious ) anyways keep it up and welcome to CA
Beautiful work. Love the patches of color.
Random question: I saw this yesterday:
Why'd you write "bad study no good" on there? Looks awesome.
LOVE THIS!! More!!
I am going to be amazing! .