I apologize for not stopping by and commenting on your wonderful progress sooner! I just skimmed the first page of your SB, before I looked back at all of your newer work- such a difference! You always had the power (and by power, I mean earned skill) of gesture and character in your work, but your pages of studies- especially the life drawing work (which, by the way, is gorgeous... such simple curves that convey so much form and feeling)- has really pushed you forward in terms of both aforementioned qualities.
I can't stop ogling your numbered, ink life drawings, and your newest character sheet- the shape of the skull, the character in the facial expressions (especially the lipseseses), and the fluid curvature of the lines makes for a wonderful animated entity. Almost makes me miss animation... almost. ;}
Dude, I'm totally up for oCing sometime (soon). I'm interested to see how our styles will mix if we collab.
Fuck man those character designs are so good, especially the Character wealk runs, im assuming what you do there is draw the character over and over again till you get a look you like?
Those self portraits are fantastic as well, what program are you using? I think you've been a big influence on my painting style, now that i look at my stuff compared to yours.
can't wait for the next update!
Speedy from tonight. about 45 minutes using painter X, chalk and sargent brush.
I actually dig the concept a bit, and might bring it up to a finished level at some point.
Kicek: Thanks dude! They are fucking hard as hell to do too! so Im glad all the hard work actually pays off somewhat
Taj: Yes, you are correct. If I have a general idea, I will just light table over making minor changes until i have something I dig. I generally only use Painter these days, doing minor level checks and stuff in PS. Keep drawin dude!
Beelow: hahaha Thanks dude! Must have been all those action movies i watched as a kid.
put in another 30 minutes on this bad boy this evening. I dont have much free time to work on this between school work and a few commissions, but itll slowly come together.
Dextermcspice: Thank you man, hope you like the new direction.
Arne S: Thanks man! I only have a small locally published in ottawa thing out, its from like 3 years ago and isnt worth looking at though. Expect something hardcopy in the next year or two? (who knows at this point man)
Hey man, haven't dropped you a line in ages, sorry.
Looks like your stuff is as solid and lively as ever. And you've definitely put together some more color/painted stuff. Are you going into an animation career, specifically, BTW?
Only crits I have to offer are I'd like to see more finished compositions. Seems like you need to work on 'bringing it all together'. Also, more use of 'focal point'. The class-assigned color/value studies of a bathroom(?) that you did a while back were a step in the right direction.
Other than that, everything looks really strong. Excelsior!
PS yeah I know "school beating my ass" = "no time for finished compositions" You can owe it to us at the end of the semester
hey bludhund, you bring up valid points, all of which i agree with and need to do more of. And I thank you for saying that. I am however dropping this sketchbook completely. I just cant compete with the people that update like 12 times a day and then get pages and pages of ass pats. Im glad the few of you who have replied and gave critiques to me have done that, and I am grateful. Im just tired of this place turning into a new age deviantart, so posting my work here, wont happen anymore.