Some Recent gestures from life drawing.
and some hands and feet while hanging out in the woods with some friends.
Blythe: Thank you, a good nose is key to a funny face. Well I tried for an apprenticeship this year but alas no dice. They generally keep everything hush hush, and give you the most generic responses ever. Ill just have to keep at it.
Frank: Yeah, Its hard to get any screentime here, hard to get some good honest critiques. I've come to terms with that, and like you, I'm just doing it to push myself to draw more again. Thanks man, I've been trying to take things into a new direction. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesnt. Still don't have the formula down. Dont know if I ever want to though.
Young Paddy1: Hahahaha, thanks man, I'm not sure its worked yet, still struggling to figure out what I want to do for the rest of my life. Glad you like the superman piece, I want to do a few more along those lines, but with characters of my own creation now.
This is a really great well-rounded sketchbook- very lively stuff that has a lot of personality and smoothly executed. I'd like to see more environments... vehicles.. you've covered that ground already but it never hurts to work on something outside your mainstays... Wish I could give you some useful feedback, you're clearly heading in the right direction at a good speed, maybe the next piece you're looking to take to finish/full illustration I can give some more concrete input on.
wow these pictures are breathtaking, you're originally a chef? good stuff. Two good talents combined in one. I like your style. Your sketches look simple and clean yet your use of a large amount of detail is magnificent and on point. Were the sketches of models or photos? haha Great job looking foward to seeing mroe stuff
Whipped something quick just for the sake of updating. I've got a bunch of new sketchbook stuff, but no scanner till monday.
Aedman - I understand what you mean, I am aiming to do some more finished illos in the next few months. Problem is finding time right now working full time to pay some bills so I can have an easier time during my last 2 years of school.
mkat - Not a chef, a cook at a fancy restaurant. The difference being I can't be creative/inventive with what I serve. Thank you! Most of the caricatures in pen were done from people at the mall. You can generally tell when i've done something from my head and something from life.
Flamable - thank you.
Kaffinated - Somethings better than nothing I hope
Waronmars - Yeah, conan fucking owns.
Mr-Joe - The ballpoint sketches are done from the locals at the mall. Coloured pencil, probably from my head. Ill have to look back to double check though.
Hey, jerk. : ) Those feet/hand studies are awesome- can't get enough of the way you handle folds in skin. You'd think you were an animation major, or something! Great new update, as well- her eyes are gooorgeous. This could easily be in an ad in any number of popular woman's/girl's magazines. On that note, was your face ever featured in TIGER BEAT?
Now...beatings will continue until morale improves...
I'd like to see more structure/subtlety in your gestures. I know you can do better, go back and look at your page 10.
Also, I know this is a *sketch* book and I've no right to call the kettle black but what about some more developed/finished compositions...put some value/color/texture to work man, you've already got the gasp of line, anatomy, and the rapid delineation of a characterful face.
Your bringing a lot of unique personality into each one of these drawings. And I really dig when you go crazy with the color stuff You've have a good handle on what to exaggerate in a personal way. nice stuff! Word dood.
hey awesome sb you got here i'm diggin all the variety going on it in here, and i love how expressive your style is, i also really like your loose flowing lineart, very lively and has a lot of movement in it. very inspirational stuff here can't wait to see more. keep em coming.
To live is to create, to create is to live. Without art and music, I do not know how I would get by in my day to day life.
IanE: Thanks man! Hell yes, the new M3 is a mean, mean, mean, machine.
Bludhund: Honestly, right now I'm trying to get away from structure, in an effort to get more expression and feeling into my work. It's definitely an attempt to think more in terms for animation (which does have very structured drawings, but only in the final stages). I am making an attempt at having more colour and what not into my sketches though. As I definitely need to get more into illustrations.
James Wolf: Thanks.
Tamte: Thank you.
Thesadpencil: Thanks mate.
Josef K.: hahaha no, not yet, but maybe someday. I am currently still 2 years away from getting my degree in animation, so plenty of time to ponder on what I should do in the future. Thank you.
MrSmith: Thank you.
Last edited by Amazing Action Ape; August 26th, 2008 at 02:13 AM.