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Thread: just some elves and violence :)
November 3rd, 2004 #1
just some elves and violence :)
Boy alot has happened since my last post, mainly I've made the big switch from freelance illustration which I've been doing for many years to a real job as "senior character concept artist" (that sounds important) or does it mean I'm an old fart? he he. Any way I'll be working on high end cinematics at Ncsoft alongside the great Kevin Chen who I'm trying to get to go to SF, he is a busy guy.
Well here are a few latest pieces. The battle scene was done in my sketchbook using the great "Elcoro marker ink style" like the great "Crane or chipmunk style" it's bad-ass, and will kick you on the side of your head if your not watchin, I haven't mastered it like he has though...
anyway here ya go.
some actual size zooms on the first one:
Last edited by TARGETE; November 4th, 2004 at 10:31 AM.
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Cool stuff Mr. Targete (does calling you Mr. make you feel young enough?hehehe ). I hope you can get Kevin to come to the workshop cuz besides being a great artist and person, he can teach so damn well its insane!
Anyways, I just wanted to tell you that these are some great pieces you have here, but the one thing that bothers me with the first two are the expressions in their faces. With the first one, they hardly have an expression and they're all looking at us, and I think it could benefit from some interaction between the characters (Im not sure about that, but I think it would help). Also, I think the girls expression/pose could show more of that hero quality that I think you're going for. It feels a tad odd giving you crits, but Ive found that emotion and expression in a piece is just as important as everything else and wanted to point that out.
Hope Ive helped!
There is nothing wrong with using a photo to help you see things.
No one complains about life drawing,
so take a photo.
its easy, and will improve your piece greatly."
November 3rd, 2004 #3
Hey I was ink,
You sure crit alot for a guy who hardly post in this section , but thats good but post some final images. You make a great observation especially for the first image, however it was my intent to leave the expressions neutral, the hero character is not actually a hero and is not what I was going for at all, actually all these elves are very "anti-heroes". They are very complex characters and each have their own seperate story, I've done many images with much expression, this one I choose not to, don't look for the obvious when creating an illustration. I'm not slamming your crit just giving you my take.
The 2nd image is just a concept..no expression is needed unless I was doing a character sheet for expressions.
thanks Iwasink..now post some finishes .
November 3rd, 2004 #4
Here's my two cents (I also need to post more here, though... hehe)
I actually like the fact that they don't have much of an expression. I get the feel that the viewer has blundered into some forbidden realm that he should've stayed way out of.
Very nice pieces!!
November 3rd, 2004 #5
I think both of you slackers ought to post more. I like how you used the coro technique in the battle scene. you have alot of colors in there that give texture and forms which are interesting. so sloppy, but controlled well enough.
Now that you're a working stiff, don't be a stranger. Are you in LA? maybe you should head down sometime for sketch nights at Rons...
I self-published a book on the fundamentals of drawing from life.
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man this stuff is great....i love the dark feel to it....
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Oh boy, i'm not worthy!
cool stuff TARGETE, i was in your site earlier today and I was hoping for some new stuff from you. These made my day a lot sweeter.
November 3rd, 2004 #8
These are amazing. The one with the best coming up from the pit reminds me of a Jeff Easley piece. Did that inspire you in any way?
I don't spellcheck...
November 3rd, 2004 #9
dude, these are beautiful. No crits from me, cant wait to see more!!!
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November 3rd, 2004 #12
Damn...post more all of you, hehe...
As always a pleasure to look through your thread TARGETE (argh...capslock makes you all look so important)...
only crit is the boat on the pic with the castle in the water...it just looks like the perspective isn't right...it looks like viewed from a higher angle...but then again it could be just me...
Good luck for your new job and keep us up to date, man...
November 4th, 2004 #13
Thanks as always gents.
Thanks for the comments, wanted to make that elf piece a little more colder and darker then what I'm used to as far as fantasy themes.
He he thanks man, I've been slacking myself and not posting much . Yhea dood I'll be in the LA area come end of Nov, whicj Ron are we talking about?
thanks man, dark is good!
Thanks man, I haven't updated the site in a bit, but definately will do so very soon.
Thanks for the comments, yes actually I think Easley did a cover for the same book, its a wizards of the coast novel so they just had me do an new version, I liked his as well.
Thanks Fut, I'll have to work harder to post more.
Thanks demeter, all of these are digital accept the battle scene, yhea I have to update my f.a.q section, I started digital not to long ago, someone said I couldn't do it so I did it.
I really don't fear any medium it must fear me .
What the hell? Josh where did you come from? thanks man!
Thanks dood, hmm maybe one of you perspective wizards can help me out and correct that boat angle if you have time- thanks Fozz-man.