These are really nice illustrations!! and I saw your web site.
full of your idea and your style!!
what materials did you use?
it seems to drawing by Marker(pen) with painted by photoshop.
anyway these are really really nice stuff!!
Especially details are wonderful.
Thank you for your sharing!!!
I am blown away! Those last two were fantastic, especially the first of those last two, the one with more brown tones. I don't know how you manage to get the perspective on all those little lines correct, I'd like to know how long this took, and how you go about making an environment like this.
- euphony: its funny how most peeps like the last two better. they were way easier to make. i think i tried to make it too big and too detailed in the upper ones and 'couldnt' go back in and redo stuff, cause another pass would take another week.
- pringle: thanks man, thats good to hear from a man like yourself. i really like the atmosphere and suggestions/looseness in your pieces. wanna trade some art?
- csteingart: i got a website? glad you like the pics. really need to update though.
- PaintMonster: haha -glad i made you feel all whoowhooo. i use these cheap kuretake pens that you can buy at the conbini for these. that or hi-tec c or whatever. i ink, scan, make prints in between and draw some more lines etc. back and forth between paper and the mac.
- vcoleman: i was thinking of making a sketchbook, or making this into one. would also be nice to show something else than buildings i guess. maybe i ll start something.
- Sapphire: well you can work from reference, thats a start. i shoot a lot of pics. that being said there are a lot of ways to get prespective right. set-up perspective grids on paper, or in ps/painter. or if you want in 3d (takes a lot of time though..) basically i do lines, scan and put on a multiply layer and then paint in a layer underneath, and above that. than i often print and draw some more lines, scan etc. i check values regularly by having a desaturate adjustment layer on top of everything. i also flip canvas to keep my eyes fresh and keep painting for a while in flipmode. but do whatever you like and makes it happen.
I really like your enviroments. 75 x 50 cm!! That's one heck of a big cityscape-drawing. The buildings appear to be drawn by hand, without the use of a ruler. Is that correct? I like it, gives the city a lively impression, but I would be careful, to not make the lines to briskly, or I might take away from the architectural side of the buidlings.
I agree with the last two being more interesting, because of the perspective. They have more tension, than the cityscape, though, if one likes to get lost in sch cityscapes, I bet he loves the first one. There's so much to look at, in that one - just lacks tiny ppl teeming around.
well figured i might as well post these in here, to keep everything in one thread...
these are some of the presentation drawings i did for a quick design when i was a graduate in tokyo a couple of years ago..
its a city hanging upside down, over another city. the space between 'uptown' and 'downtown' was to be mad crowded and metropolic, with buildings and neons hanging down.
uptown was to be suspended from a big space frame (couple of floors high) with columns as big as buildings to hold it up. these column buildings would also take care of vertical transport of people and technical needs (sewer, etc.)
on top of everything you would have a big empty space - sort of like a giant roofterrace / parc in the city.
i wanted to design an urban space that would intensify the feel of being in a metropolis, as well as giving relieve from that (hence the rooftop 'parc').
the drawings are abit basic, more to show design than convey mood...
crits and comments grealty appreciated.
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hey this is awesome. you are a great draftsman, your attention to detail is simply amazing.
i think your images truly capture the essence of the city. i could stare at them forever...endless amounts of small minute lines.. have you been living in tokyo your entire life? i seriously want to visit japan.
i was wondering if you draw anyofthese cityscapes from life in addition to using photoref?