I'm reposting my last 2 posts from yesterday to begin my daily sketchbook
Studies and Ideas fpr a helmet I'm going to make
Now I can post daily- just one question how do I keep adding to the same thread. Thanks King Odessa
Hello I'm posting some more skketchees!!
Hopeless shade-thanks I figured how to add to the thread.Yes I go to the minneapolis college of art and design-MCAD-I'm a drawing major very intrested in conceptual art.My teachers don't always agree with my work.But It dosen't matter as long as I improve and do my best.
Phat andy-Thanks I try to do everything I can to keep it intresting.
Gasper&Vigostar-Here's more thanks for looking!
Sideshowbob- I try to hatch anlong to form and not just do contour
roll82- Thanks for the comment you made go and look up the word moxie
CBURT-What up charlie had more time to scan today here's some old and new-Damn charlie your new work is looking hot youv;e improved so much already your going come back a bad ass artista!!Seriously some nice improvments.
A bad ass gansta JUICY!
inspired by N8vandyck and Ashley Wood
Done from ref
Thats it for now I will post more tomorrow. Thanks to all who looked and commented
Hello this is todays update Two WIPS one is the final design for my crab armor and the other is a portrait of one of my characters
pERCISE PEN and photoshop-
Percise pen-gouche and photo shop
Last edited by King Odessa; April 26th, 2005 at 01:51 AM. Reason: updated
great dynamic stuff dude! I really love the figural studies. Keep on postin! I wanna see more :3
Nice stuff dude, linework is insane.Your style has a Derek Hess feel,the line quality is on point.Keep it up......
yo MIKE, i really like the way some of this new stuff is headed...those crustacean/sea creature influenced characters are AWESOME, especially the dude with the little head under the name RON...those are great, lots of personality. so glad to see you finally posting man, gotta keep up on your work while i'm away from MCAD. you oughtta post some pics of that armour you made too man. if i could give you one crit right now it'd be that some of your sketches are looking pretty outline heavy, it'd be nice to see em cut back from that a little bit to really push em out more. otherwise always great to see your stuff man
Todays update Some self portraits and a few odd colored peices. I'm trying to post every day so far so good!
From life-monotype and oil on paper
from life-Charcoal on paper Acrylic & conte on paper
Portrait of one of my chacacters
Portrait of Vin from Riddick
Thats it for today crit are always welcome
yay w0w indeed O_o
nice shaded stuff here.. i can feel the volume ... lineworks w0a man .. splendid
hahaaa u like da gangstars dont u ? .. i love em too
any ref used or anatomy books for learning purpose or something ?
thx 4 ur post in ma book
more pls !
pss: : whats ur age ?
awesome, your my new favorite artist here. Your work is amasing!! So much inspiration for me
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Got some more pics of some new work. spent all day drawing today will post results tomorrow. Here's three pencil drawings on 22x30 arches.These are some of my drawings from a anatomy class to do with animals and the human figure.
I read the rules that Davi posted about sketchbook rules. I accidentally reposted the same post twice while I was still figuring out what I was doing. I didn't mean to do it on purpose. anyway thanks for looking. I'm reallt excited about some of this work I'm making now I also make armor costumes and sculpture. Do I have to post it in the 3-d or can I keep the same thread going.Thanks again
yo mike, these last few finished drawings look awesome man...i especially like the second two, the rendering is super smooth man. you should totally post those armour suits in this thread and in the 3-d section both by the way. your stuff is getting a lot better and i think zack smith was right man, you should be doing more of these finished pieces. its working great for you.
keep this stuff up man
Sorry these are the sketches fo the new wips A little backwW
Todays update only had time to scan one sketch- schools in full swing now.
A sketch of some more of my crustaCEAN characters
Tasart- Thanks for your comments I also enjoyed your creature studies as well. We share the same intrest in deep sea creatures. tons of ideas come from nature and the sea. I actually started making the one color study into into finished wearable armor its part of project from school.
BIG SHOUTS to BIG MIKE...what up dude, this last one on the tone is sick, the eyeballs are awesome man and the anatomy on that left most guy is great. those touchup colors digital? if so, you should get one of those toned sketchbooks and do some drawings worked back in with gouache man, i really wanna see what you come up with on it. holla back
i got a new treat in store for you once i get a little more done on it.
yo mike, i got my concept ready for you for our little colab sesh...by the way, when i get back to mpls in june(ish) we should do some colabs where we're both drawing on the same one...anyway, here goes...this guys name is Windham...and he's a dogfighter pilot that flies a rickety future-past bi-plane...the guy despises and distrusts everyone other than himself and his best friend/co-pilot, Earl, a small jittery monkey that seems a little too intelligent for his own good. haha, alright, have fun and think utilitarian objects. very curious about what comes up with this one...i'll start workin on RON this weekend man, hopefully tomorow.
hope all's well
Todays update one quick photoshop study from photoshop. And some other peices I have. I'm trying to keep all my work togather
pen sketch colored in Cs
Hand made Japenese book
My orc helmet 16 guage steel fully funtional used my old belt fot the chin strap
Samurai armor made from found and bought materials full scale and fully functional.
Thats it for todays update any comments and critiques are always welcome
- Can someone tell me how to link my sketchbook thread at the bottom of my posts. Thanks again
great work! Your pencil renderings are really great, i wish i could do that with a pencil. Wicked concepts too.
MIIKKKKEEEE, comin through man...so glad you got those armours posted man, was unbelievable seeing em in life and i still really wanna put that samurai armour on to take some ref photos...oh by the way, dont feel like you've gotta do like windham, earl, and a plane man...that'd be pretty hefty...unless you wanna give me more stuff to do too (which is fine by me heheh)...but yea, do it at your own leisure man. as for puttin your sketchbook link on your post, go into your "user cp" from the menu at the top of the screen and go to edit signature and have the URL of your sketchbook already copied..click the 'insert hyperlink' icon next to the one you use to do the [img] business and you can choose what you want it to display and then you paste the link. i'm pretty sure thats what i did anyway...thanks for your comment on my new piece man, i've been workin my ass off tryin to get that thing workin right...i think its a big step up for me personally, more in the works. aight, talk to you soon man.
keep em coming, lookin forward to more of this crab armour, that logo is great
This is todays update a few WIPS and a sketchbook page.The first three are all drawn in painter and pHOTSHOP and the last one is pen and photoshop. I'm trying to make them look kinda of graphic and iconic in a way.
Thats it for now Thanks for looking and commenting!
Great work man, I really admire your ink hatching and your anatomy studies.
If I may just critizise one thing - its a pitty you use the white outlining so often. I think it is sometimes working against your delicate hatching and the renderings.
Otherwise - big respect and 5 stars for real!
mike, these look good man, i love the last one of the otter/beaver dude, such a cool concept..and the purple digital on the reverse page looks pretty cool and quick. but i also really like the armor on the first of the images, that clam-like mask is great. i'ma try to actually get around to workin on my ron concept this weekend...think i've got some time. later man
WHOA killer sketchbook thread, these are awesome critters! I'll definitely be checking back here.
Holy crap ...... when did this sketch book start and how did I miss it? King I just have one thing to say....these sketches.....THEY R-O-C-K. You've got alot of wicked concepts going on here and it looks like things flow from your mind quite easily with the way your creatures look. Also the helmets are tuff.
Well just stop'N by to say keep up the wicked work and I'll be back to check on your updates.
Especially like the red ones.
Please post more!
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great style. really like your ink technique and cross hatching.. everything looks great. one crit: on this riddick portrait the lips look messed up, kinda too flat. but that's all i could find atm.
keep up the good work and keep on posting! your work is very much appreciated here.
The only question i have is, WHY THE HELL ISNT THIS A FIVE STAR THREAD?
Very cool rendering, fantastic ideas and really good anatomy knowledge you got there, BTW nice Nickname (I was born in Odessa).
Waiting to see more art from you.
Hey thanks to all who commented its nice to know people are looking at my thread.
Ilja-Thanks for the great comment I don't know shit about the star rating here. I'm glad to be surrounded by such amazing artists. By the way your stillife paintings kick ass. I really enjoy the compostions.That and i love vodka.
Lim-I noticed that afer I posted it your'e right it does look flat. the drawing dosen't seem to show it as much but the color is off.anyways thanks for the crit.
Zaknafain-Thanks I'm hoping to make some good stuff real soon.
Ink Monkey-Thanks for the props. I realized myself there is so many amazing artists here besides the people who have five stars.Its hard to find them all but thanks for commenting on mine.
bwKeough-glad you enjoy I'm the process of scanning alot more. Hopefully by next week
Lewiston-Thanks for comment -your website looks awsome. your work and the design you used for it work really well togather.
Charlie- I just bought a new sketchbook My last one for Mcad.This is it I'm scared and excited at the same time it really sucks. thanks for commenting I need it to make it the the semester from hell.I finished some prelim sketches of Windam and earl they will be posted this week.
Her's today's small update
a GREAT source of inspiraiton man!!! thanks for sharing these
my old sketchbook