Here's some more along the lines of the Dragonfishers or Dragoneers. Loads more to do for this stuff, environments, characters, dragons and Da Vinci style flying machines! I'd like to develop some of these guys below into finished pieces, maybe next week, maybe next year!
Maybe I should stop with this whimsy stuff though, I need to do some of that hard SF stuff the kids love.... so much to do.....
Last edited by salaryman; May 7th, 2005 at 04:28 AM.
Neat stuff =) I really like your coloring style.
really creative design! so what do you use to ink your lines? where do you usually grab your design influence/inspiration from? have you always used the 2 colored shading technique?
all of this stuff is very well thought out. great great great it would be awesome to see your stuff animated.
It's amazing what the word 'gothic' will do to me! Saw your work in the 3D section and chased you here. Fantastic drawings. So much character and life, they jump off the page. And no... stick with your world of whimsy! I love the historical costumed characters!
Oh yeah, that guy! I loved the whole mood and 18-19th century style of him when I first saw him. Looking good in 3D; the unusual proportions of his head enhance his inhuman/creep factor. I'm assuming it's for a game, will his head be viewable, or obscured by his hat and collar?
incredible stuff once again!!
how much ref do you use? for example the pages of heads, animals and dragons: is it all straight from your mind or do you sit around with tons of cool ref in front of you as you doodle?
also, are the really busy pages made up by tracing lots of different sketches from different places? i.e. are the original pencils composited onto these pages from various different sources or do just trace up a whole page at a time on to tracing paper?
this sketchbook has shot straight into my top few faves. your work is joyful ! each page just has so much great stuff on it! looking forward to more!!
Really cool shit
thanks for your interest, cakeypigdog.
I use ref as a starting point for some of this stuff. I want to avoid drawing the same old pose again and again, or having only one particular way of drawing a nose etc. I don't think I'll ever be good enough to do without it to be honest. Obviously the dragons are straight out of the skull.
My blue line pages aren't as busy as the inked sheets, but occasionally the quick sketches will run into each other. On average, the inked pages are taken from 2-3 pencil sheets (+ any scraps I've doodled on).
Well I've started some sci-fi stuff, see you back here when It's done!
thanks all for your feedback!
ohh man! these are tighter than a thirteen year old japanese schoolgirl!!
i really like your lines but most of all your charactirisations. they are dead on - perfect balance between cartoony/realistic.
where you from?
looking forward to more,
Icey, thanks! I think it's too late to add the star rating, but thanks for them anyway!
tensai, I think it's too late to add a schoolgirl rating, but thanks anyway! I checked out your site and you environment work is fantastic! Good work sir.
Only one page this week, busy with work and life etc! Anyway, more next week I'm hoping!
my line and my scanner are in a losing battle...
Last edited by salaryman; May 25th, 2005 at 06:27 AM.
Damn nice thread ~~~ give me one reason we need money ::: o.k. ten
The secret is to be born or adopted by rich parents ~~~ if that did not work you are in the same boat with everybody else and have to work for the damn stuff ~~~~ big ass bummer! But if you can do something you like it helps a bunch!!!
I can't believe how talented you are. You're good - no, best - at EVERYTHING. People, animals, all races, all centuries, scifi stuff, fantasy things, 2D and 3D, machines, landscapes.. I'm afraid of you.
You must be some 800-years-old grandpa who has had no other life than drawing. You freak.
(And that was a compliment.)
ok, i havent read all of your thread but, please tell me that your characters have been cleaned up and those beautiful lines are not the single stroke of genius. i just dont understand how you could be so efficient... ***** all the way!
Mainloop- man i must be dyslexic.. cuz i thought you asked how many people are on lsd
Going through this thread I keep vacillating between absolute inspiration and deep depression. These are just SO wonderful. Please keep the whimsy. I whimsy almost as much as I the hat.
And omigosh, the HAT. I LOVE the hat. "Too much?" No. Just perfect.
"No more soccer!"
wow wow wow...yes I know it's not very original, but is what i feel.
Love your style Calum.
time for replay:
About 1h 37 min. without photoshop
no, I don't know either...
amzing as always.amazing creativity and technique.you are one of my favourite artist here.when ill have my skechtchbook thread,please ,visit to crit,and to salute¡
micha, thanks, good luck getting that sketchbook going, having one's work in the public sphere really helps with development (well, I feel so), anyway, just for you, here's another confused robot....
dear mister salaryman!
i love your style...can i have it ?
u r my personal hero!
when i grow up i wanna draw like u. my problem is: i grew allready up...shit !
plz give me more ...much more...ur newyorkguys made it: wallpaper
damn, I wish I had noticed you started a SB thread, I've been a fan since you first posted the alien fusileer a few months back.
now, a question about your process: I was messing with the loose colored pencil foundation -> fine line -> digital color finish technique for a while but I was finding that it was killing the spontaniety of the original sketch. How do you keep it fresh?
bwkeough, my roughs are pretty, well, rough at times, and my pencil line flows more than my scratchy wobbly, little ink line, so there are still plenty of choices for me to make with the line when it comes to the inking... hopefully these unknown choices help to keep some of the spontaneity.
How did you do this milky filling in some of the pictures? It looks really really cool!
Like your stuff quit a lot!
your stuff looks great! strong linework, good compostion and nice concepts! more please!
.: drawing fundamentals 01 :.
ooooooooh¡¡ thnx salaryman¡¡ you donot know how happy youve made me...
another amazing piece...thnx again¡