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May 23rd, 2005 #1
Aremah's Irregular Sketchbook and Dump
New at CA.org but eager to improve, especially after some of the fantastic stuff I've seen here. Hence this sketchbook. Weekly, because I have finals coming up, and not a whole lot of time to draw, and because I don't draw as much as I should anyway. This might change in the future. I realise this thread will probably get flooded by all the other, so much cooler and better ones, but I'm persistent... or stubborn. As you will.
C&C much needed and more than welcome.
First off, some old finished stuff:
Abandon All Hope
Warcraft fanart contest. Pencils, pen, Photoshop.
Point Blank (2004)
Calo Nord from Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. Pen, Photoshop.
Young Blademaster (2004)
Warcraft fanart. Pencil, pen, Photoshop.
Say Cheese! (2004)
Warcraft Halloween fanart contest. Pencil, pen, Photoshop.
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May 23rd, 2005 #3
First referenced picture in a long while. Hadn't aimed for a perfect likeness, just for getting the basics down:
Stabilo softcolor (colored pencils).
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May 23rd, 2005 #4
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May 29th, 2005 #6
*copy pastes from Rick Hershey's Redesign Activity*
I knew I was going to do characters rather than anything else right away. But which characters? After a bit of thinking, I decided to redesign the 'generic' Jedi and Sith concepts (if there is a generic Sith, anyway). Two sabers were supposed to be standard issue for each; moreover, one of them would have a protruding thingy, and the other a hole thingy, so that they could be joined together to form a double blade or separated at will. I didn't really like these much, so I went wacky (curved the hilts; if there were blades visible, they'd have the shape of a katana - after all, why not? ). Here are the visualisation sketches (quickly added some value only for the puproses of showing here, something like 15 minutes maximum):
But I didn't really like any of these, so I started thinking more, and then it hit me: the original Stormtroopers always seemed way too wishy-washy for me. Nothing stormy about them... and not a whole lot of troopery, either. They missed everyone, even with all those shots fired (I know, I know, plot devices), etc. The clones were a bit better, but they lacked the simplicity of the original troopers, on the other hand. So here it is, my menacing () Stormtrooper redesign (a sniper rifle and a heavy blaster attached to the backpack):
Enjoy. Or don't. But please do comment (and on the earlier pics, if you so choose)! I really need the crits!
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June 2nd, 2005 #7
hey man-stopped by to show some love, your work is really getting better- you can see improvement on your anatomy a lot, and your design are getting better. Stormtrooper is great. I'll check back often, keep it up, and I never say it again thanks for playing in my activities.
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i agree! as you post more, you're improvin' . love it
June 2nd, 2005 #9
nice pieces. I love the flowers. I'd say you have a pretty good grasp of the fundamentals, now keep exercising them to get them better! Do some more realistic pics, your samurai's head is a little... off
June 2nd, 2005 #10
Yes, the samurai's head is off. It was initially a doodle in class, but then I figured it's good enough to stand alone. The low forehead was on purpose, the rest wasn't
Just you wait till my finals are over and the summer holidays start. I'll then start working on anatomy like other folks here, on life drawing... I just don't have the time now, so for now, it'll be Rick's activities (excluding the current illustration one) and doodles. But come July, I should really start cracking.
June 2nd, 2005 #11Originally Posted by Aremah
You've got some really nice work, like the flowers, and some of your characters. It feels like you went into the color on some of these too soon before you got the poses and compositions down, makes the characters seem rigid and almost emotionless, you know?
Very good work. I'd like to see more so keep posting!
June 4th, 2005 #12
I think your anatomy's great, and it is improving.
About your coloring: I don't really know if this is good advice, but personally, I think your art will look better if you make you colors thicker and more discrete.
You know, sorta like comic art with simpler color blocks. I think you're going for that realistic feel with complexity and details, but I don't think that suit your style too well.
I think your colors will look much cooler when it's like this:
Don't take my opinion too seriously though, because I'm really partial to comic art so I guess I'm sorta wired to prefer simple colors to complex colors.
Still, the bottom line is I love the kinda stuff you draw. Are you into WC the RTS or the MMORPG?
June 4th, 2005 #13
I used to do that for a long time (even simpler, in fact). I am a huge comic fan myself, but I've always found something missing in the way most of the industry colors today (cut gradients with lively colors). I could post some older stuff which I've removed from my website that would show this (but the art really lacks a whole lot more than the pieces here).
I used to be into Warcraft III, but haven't played in close to a year now. Concerning art, however, I try not to follow it to the letter - like the blademaster, for example. Just whatever works. The thing is I still frequent a Warcraft site (the Fan Art section thereof), and most of my Warcraft pics were for contests there (they forced me to draw once in a while, which was a good thing considering my laziness).
Anyway... Yeah. Might as well dig up and post the older crap.
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