Holy fuckin chaos, you crammed a lot in on these peices of paper. Something about the 3rd to last peice that I really like a lot. Its like there is a story going on in each peice. I find it very intriguing. They all have a very mysterious feel to them. I would almost like to see them larger, with more details, but stay in black and white ink.
Hello there. You cram a whole lot of stuff on each page.. And what is that pink stuff you use to color them? Is it marker?
You seem to have a pretty good sense of form but your linework could be better. You seem to have a slight problem deciding where the lines should go which gives your drawing a very big sketchy look, sometimes it is difficult to see what things are and seperate them...
But hey, that comes with practice... Show us more progress stuff and we´ll show you how usefull sketchbooks can be.
yo gingoloco, good to see you giving the sketchbooks another try. Hope you don't mind me posting a little feedback here.
you got lotsa energy going on here, I like your linework the most when you switch to that weird quasi-cross hatching style that you use in the self portrait (and also in the little corner drawing of the guy with the gasmask thingy). I can see that linework technique being refined into a really definitive, and cool, look for your work.
Smitherines - Thanks for your comments man Yes, initially i usually tried to draw one or 2 "complex" drawings in one page, but then i said FUCK IT! it was a waste of space and ideas.... now i just draw whatever my mind is coming up with.... and draw and draw some more And yes, black and white kicks ass... i'll stay with it at least through this summer... I'm going to make a comic for this contest here in my country, and I'll be practicing and trying different styles that can possibly go with it.... but the black and white will be defenite... be tuned for an excercise comic I'm making! i'll show you progress soon....
IceMoon - thanks man! i'll try to post as often as possible... the COOL stuff... and about finished pieces... i'll try to concentrate on one or two tomorrow, so you guys can give some crits.
glikster - thanks for the comment! i would consider that I do permanent warm ups. which pisses me off, as I told IceMoon above, I'll try to come up with some better sketches to show off... not just warm ups.
talmir - teh ENEMEH! nah just kidding man thanks for posting the comment! that "pink" stuff are the warm gray shades of prisma color markers. they kick ass! at least i love them for sketches... allows me to give them a quick tone to my stuff, without making much ink lines. about my linework, yes it can be MUCH better... i hope that i gain better control and "finnesse" over them as soon as possible... and yes sketchbooks are usefull. a very bad experience with them in the past though... and it's a hell-lot-of-work!
was checking out lung_bugs old sketchbook... damn. I'm jealeous someday I'll catch him! i swear! very good ideas, very nice line work, very kick ass stuff... i wish him the best!
- first my updated last page i showed you yesterday. now it's finished... it's pretty much a big pile of you know what... but i'm kinda proud of the bigger sketch in the bottom section... i'll see if i start some work on the "grand" version tomorrow... sketches, but more complete ones:
- now the SELF PORTRAIT... gotta say, i like how it turned out the text was added in Photoshop... i did it for a little comp between me and a friend of mine.
- another two showoffs. the last one are real life portraits of my dad and brother, while we were watching the great Argentina vs Brasil soccer game tonight... kick ass soccer! now i hope you like em.
come on gringo... stop the autoglorification and put someting real in the sketchbook, someting like the selfportrait (very good job), not 10000000000000000000 small pages whith endless drawings and 0 anatomy (is a good exercise anyway)
Well, as a member of your Sketchbook Support Group now...
Nice new SP and nice portrait of your dad.
I'm the getting the impression looking in here, though, that you do the same thing I do sometimes: when you're not sure about something you just throw a million lines at it and hope it goes away. I keep doing that and I'm trying to get away from it. Like the head of that guy holding the sword and on some of the small sketches.