Oregano your version of Smaug was excellent. I really thought his expression and figure really caught the idea that this was a old, deep dragon. And although I liked the body on some of the other dragons better, the head on your Smaug was easily the best. Truly the Dragon of dragons. His head captured the slow to anger look, but incredible power hiding beneath that a creature like Smaug might have known. I don't know if it would have helped to color it, but I thought that the monochromatic version was awesome. Keep up the good work.
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I thought your Smaug was fantastic!. You really got his character which is truly what the ChOW is all about. The characters in post 697 are beautifully realised; like some twisted Wizard of Oz Tin man. It's good to see you really refining your pencil technique so much. And as crazy3dman says you should be really proud of your Deep entry.
Shane, your DEEP work is just so profound and... gosh, deep!
That Smaug, though... brilliant.
Well, done, my friend.
You're so right about that bow and arrow! Sigh...
Oof! I really need to pay more attention to what's going on here and update more often!
LaPalida :: Thanks Lap Good to see you haunting the forums again!
daestwen :: Thanks Daestwen Just keep at it!
Hybrid_75 :: Heya - thanks. Actually, I think the mosaic went into the IDW ... I think. I don't remember now
wholecar, Nkristian, Mydrim, Salacuis and destinyapocalypse :: Thank you!
crazy3dman :: Hey man, thanks for the kind words! The whole Deep thing took on a life of it's own, but more on that later
Jamesy :: Thanks I appreciate that.
Saturns Gate :: Thanks man. You in CHOW this week?
kelly x :: Kelly, thank you for your kind words
jedininjaman :: Thanks for your comments. I typically doing go as dark as I could out of personal preference, but I've been experimenting with going darker (see below) - also, I need to make sure to adjust my images once they are scanned because it seems that they lighten considerably once prepped for the web ... But thank you!
stoph :: Hey stoph! how's it down under? Thanks for the words, man Still pluggin!
Kerberos :: thanks for your thoughtful words. I must have redesigned Smaug at least six, seven times trying to get that look In retrospect I think I should have spent more time on the body as well, but I really wanted to capture that expression!
Aly :: thank you! The pencil work is proving to be rather addicting, to be sure. RE: The bow/arrow incident - It looks better the way you did it, though! That's got to count for something! doesn't it?
Tim :: Thanks Tim - I'm really pleased you like the new stuff!
Um ... ART!
A couple of these are cross posted from either CHOW or My Finished Thread or both, so.
These three sketches are companion pieces to the Two Gents (Tin Man & Bughead above). The whole thing has sort of morphed into an Alice in Wonderland sort of story. (Chris Bennet was the one that initially planted the idea in my noodle, so I'm sort of running with it). So, those three sort of move in sequence (Tin Man & Bughead would go after the Kiwi Gardener).
The Whale Wall Pencil
The Kiwi Gardener Pencil
Smaug (CHOW 117) Pencil
John Carter of Mars (CHOW 119) Digital / Painter IX
Someone had asked about colour work a ways back, so ...
Thanks for taking the time to look!
All the best,
Hi Oreg! I want to say that your art is very artistic and interesting! The rendering is very accurate! Nothing more to say just keep going mate!
Love your Deep entry, very well thought out and beautifully rendered!
Your Smaug design is Great, nice to see traditional work there, in fact all your pencil work is top notch.
Look forward to seeing more.
Your work is so inspiring - great sketchbook!! - also see your mention of lemuria - i'm trying to put a graphic novel based in the same theme!
Your deep work is very interesting.Nice sketches combined with good concept.
Also loving all your characters Keep up
Just popping in long enough to post this.
roughly 11x17, oil on paper.
thanks much for the process shot! very cool outcome.
The greatest reward for me is when people look at my stuff and feel inspired enough to help me learn by harsh critiques, they will never fall on deaf or defensive ears and will be applied post haste! thanks in advance!
A study I did of a statue of Joan of Arc - from photo. I would love to see the actual statue at Notre Dame, as I am in love with it.
Anyway, I blew the study as I ended up enlongating her face - the statue's face is far more "boxy." But aside from that caveat, I think it came out fair.
Pencil on paper.
All the best,
Really nice rendering of Joan of Arc, great presentation as well.
Thanks for sharing,
Strong pencil renders dude- very tight and accurate! Your creatures rock!
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