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hey man, your painted portraits have attitude! You have a good sense of colour.
hmmmm, the thing I would critique would maybe be... spending more time on your environments? I'm not sure how much time you spend on them but maybe getting in more details into the backgrounds and the figures. It would give them a more polished look and help pop out some areas. Cool stuff though man. I like.
I love your enviros, super rich colors, and more often than not contain charicters and really tell an untold story. Keep up the great work.
SketchBook Chris Yoakum?
Very top notch stuff in here! I really like your landscapes and face studies.
Life is a long lesson in humility.
Many thanks for all the kind words - it's much appreciated.
ciots: Hey! Good to see you in here. Hope you're doing well.
zephryi: Yeah, your crit is spot on. I need to paint with more opacity even on those elements that are further away. Cheers!
Alex Alexandrov: Thanks, man! I really like what you do. Thanks for looking in.
csteingart: Heh. It feels like negligible progress to me, but glad you think I'm getting better.
thirdeye: Hey! Yeah, I need to start working on some more finished enviros. I intend to do that very soon...
Einen: If I somehow inspired you then that's fantastic.
Koto Stomp: Thanks! I'm trying to improve at the ol' enviros.
Garrett Hanna: Yeah, again I need to start working my environments into more finished pieces. Watch this space. You've got some great stuff in your book, btw.
MonkeYoakum: Many thanks, man. I dunno about the storytelling, it's kind of a last ditch thing atm. Maybe in the future, tho...
Apocalypse_Rex: Cgchat? Ah, the memories... Good to see you on here.
Jens: I've been using Zbrush at work (I'm a character artist at a videogames company for nearly 3 years, I guess). Keep at it, man. Once you get the basics it really is very easy to use. Let me know if you have any more questions about it.
stalsby: Cheers, fella! Right back at you.
Right, here's a few more bits and pieces. Productivity took a bit of a dive this week due to Assassin's Creed (damned addicitive videogames!) but I still managed a few things.
I created a few brushes and played around and this came out:
Some quick designs for some designer toys... The latest craze soon to be hitting Cartoon Network and the streets of Japan; Baby Knights:
Played around with a pencil for the first time in a while:
A quick self portrait reflected in a dead CRT done in photoshop:
That's it. Lots planned for this weekend... Mass Effect permitting!
Grrrreat update dude! Those designs for Baby Knights are damn cute . Loving the variety too, covering all bases nicely.
lens flare renaissance
Koto Stomp: Thanks very much.
maxetormer: You're right - I do a good impression of a slice of bread. You should see me do a bagel...
Here's some quick character designs I did the last couple of lunchtimes at work:
I've got some studies at home that I'll scan tonight.
that first one is beautifully solid. good stuff.
did you get my email on the zombiemonkey address?
Cheers for the replies, doods!
Cakeypigdog: Thanks! Drawing stoopid characters is fun...
newman: Cheers, Ben! Jake's handling the emails for the exhibition. Do you reckon you'd be interested in joining our merry little band at some point? Jake's worried you're too perverted but he just needs to stop being so puritanical... Hope you are well!
28chelseaslater: Post-its are great! I'm thinking of putting like 50 or 60 together in a frame as a piece for our exhibition. I'm finding it a tricky to track down all the ones I already did tho...
naomiful: Hey! Great to see you in here! You've got some top notch stuff in your SB. Very impressed.
Roight, here's a couple of studies - nowt too exciting.
Quick enviro study. Still having trouble nailing the whole rock thing. No wonder I can't get it right in my own stuff.
Some quick costume studies. Fashion is very intriguing to me:
More stuff soon. Including some vehicle stuff and zbrush work, hopefully.
Last edited by oishiiniku; November 30th, 2007 at 08:05 AM.
hey nick, more nice stuff. i think an interest in fashion comes with the territory- i love looking at the latest wierd stuff from designers...
and yeah, i'd love to lump in with your guys stuff, it sounds like a really cool idea. and tell jake he's a big girly prude
Sweet Environment/Costume studies. Can't wait for the vehicle stuff
lens flare renaissance
newman: I need to get my hands on some up to date fashion books/mags. and yeah, Jake is puritanical bigot.
cakeypigdog: Pipe down, bigot!
MeTaL-Mike: Cheers! Thanks for looking in.
Koto Stomp: Thanks, man. Oh yeah, the vehicles...
Another quickie before beddie. I was playing around with some of m@'s brushes (can't really see them by the end) and trying to recall some of the stuff I learnt in the study from last night:
Thanks for the replies.
InvertedChalupa: Thanks for checking out my little book. You've got some fantastic work in your book. You're making fantastic progress on the CA Atelier I see. Cheers!
Towarlock: Rooo! Thanks man!
A couple more beats and pieces. I'm doing some concept stuff at work again ('yay!') but that work coupled with the stuff I'm doing for the exhibition means that my updates in here might get a bit sporadic again ('booo!'). I'll try and get stuff up as and when, though.
A new enviro speedy. Quite happy with the mood in this one (for now...):
Some speedy haute couture sketches:
Scraping the barrel, moi?
More soon. Ta, Nick.
hey nick, good you see you posting a bit more regular like.
the scale on that first one bothers me a bit- think its because the strokes on the ground are too broad- makes it look like the people are tiny or something?
I've been keeping up with your work. Sculking about in the wings and not leaving comments. Always a pleasure to see your progress. You make it look effortless. There's a couple of those environments I think you should work into or develop. -but then again it is a sketchbook thread. I'll shut up
I'm flattered that you wrote on my thread. Nice one
Hope all is well with you.
I think you should be a fashion designer. I love those outfits.
SketchBook Chris Yoakum?
Cheers for the replies.
newman: You're bang on the money with your crit (as per usual). I got a bit lazy with that one near the end, but will definitely bear in mind what you said for next time. Or maybe they're the Borrowers... Cheers, man. Hope you're well.
TheGnoll: If I ever make them knights then you can have one. I need to get back into the pencils. I've let that side of things really slide...
JPW: Hey! Cheers for stopping by. No, you're right - I really need the experience of actually FINISHING some work. I'd definitely learn a lot. I really like your stuff, BTW (I've already said that a bunch of times tho, right?).
MonkeYoakum: Heh. I'll pass your compliments onto Messrs. Galliano and Gaultier. Sadly, they're just studies. For now at least...
Here's a couple more beats and pieces:
Some quick character designs. I'm trying to work on my line in photoshop a bit more:
I was reading through a very informative thread about painting in PS (written by the illustrious Bumskee) and decided to have a crack at some still life studies:
I think the red onion came out better than the garlic, but both were good fun and I think I learnt quite a bit.
Last edited by oishiiniku; January 14th, 2008 at 02:19 AM.
dig your work man and those studies are slick. What thread is that you were reffering to?.
Lukias: Wow! Cheers for looking, fella. Your work is stupendously good. The thread I was talking about is this one:
Hope it's of use to ya.