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Very nice Bumskee. And I'm glad you finally did a horse...even half a horse. I have a few *small* crits for you...take them or leave them as you like.
The chest is huge...but that could be intentional, so... The front legs look short in comparison to the back legs, mostly because the knees are so close to the chest. Also, a horse's chest is normally quite narrow, so the front legs would be closer together. Again, that could be your intention. Otherwise...beautifully rendered! Can't fault you on that at all.
So...I'll see more horses from you right? After all, you should practice...in case another CHOW comes along requiring a horse... hehe, j/k. Stunning job.
*pats Min's ass, then hands him Lou's phone number*
Congrats on the CGTalk plug!
DAMN!! Min, that's absolutely insane!!
This horse-monster is so awesome! And the poses are cool too. Great progression man. Keep them coming!
Word are pointless. Thanks for being such an outstanding inspiration source.
... and please never stop. ^^
Passion Rules Reason
MY Sketchbook - My super inactive and not so cool SB, to be active and really cool sometime soon. ^^
now thats a sexy dead horse lady. damn you min! you and your pant loads of skillzzzzzzzzz. fo' reazzie!
Your CHOW looks so good!
alex.. ha! thanks mate
Beelow, cheers mate
fooxoo, HAHAH! you didn't even do yours!! and actually I stole it off cody.
TheGnoll, yeah! that website rocks.. I should do more.. bleh.. thanks mate
nethus !!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!
Mr-Joe, ahh I just had it open on a window next to it. minimise PS and put it next to it I guess. Edge! ermm yeah, i recently discovered something that kinda works for me.. I will try and do a small tut on it or something.. bleh. cheers mate
Call0ps, thanks mate
vigostar, YO! what's up man, thanks mate! ermm it just sort of happened.. I really didn't plan much for that ChOW.. just happened one morning..
Daunt, thanks! yeah the horns.. you are right it's kinda got this pocket happening.. eheh.. tried to soften it up but.. yeah..too much work. cheers
c@s, thanks! have fun
Brendan N, glad you like it dude. hehe
bradley, yeah that did cross my mind..and moths and stuff but maybe too hectic? I would have to lose details on other bits to compensate that I think..
panda, thanks mate
nrek, cheers mate!
Momus, thanks for the crit and suggestion dude! cheers
Teigrob! thanks, yeah the front bit was intentional.. *cough* i am not sure you can make it out but it's her leg bulging out.. meh guess it didn't quite work so well.. hehe
MattGamer, hahah thanks
JakkaS, ahh thanks dude. I don't venture enough outside of SB section hehe.
Rebeccak, NUNA! hahah thanks for the link and plug plug. and ermm Lou? *cough*
TheBeast, thanks mate!
gizmodus, thanks dude! how you doing? going to pop over and see what you are upto hehe
Olle Werme, thanks!
voodoochile, thanks! but I noticed you are friggin kicking ass everywhere recently!! cheers!
Arn J., thanks!
Darktwin, cheers mate
ashrumm, ahh you are too nice dude, thanks for that. cheers.
Just scribbles for this weeks ChOW.. didn't draw much this week.. No idea what I did...or how the week went.
erm. I am trying to get somewhere with these line drawings.. *shrug*.. hehe..
ChOW step coming up.
steps for the ermm ChOW "death's horse"
funny enough I didn't think this would be anywhere near complete as I have now.. kinda thought I would be done with just a sketch.. but yeah...
well, I actually looked at some horse pics.. "research"... pbase.com had some nice refs.. I tried sketching out an idea.. but meh..
here are some I tried...
I just decided to go with this sketch.. I sort of had the idea I wanted a human under a horse skull embeded at the front.. you can see the faint initial super quick scribble in the back...
Then using my large collection of custom brushes.... I roughed out the background..how it was going to sit and where I guess.
I made this brush quite recently, for the horn.. I think the tree and shrub ones I downloaded from somewhere, can't remember where now tho...
so I drew out the horn..
Rendering.. in B&W.. nothing special..
legs too short.. and some more refining..
refining again.. now I notice that my horse is stuffed.. it was looking more like a deer/cow/dingo... time for some ref.. Oh and decided to add the name tags.. something about death made me realise I needed to make more reference to death..
I asked few people for help on making this thing more horse.. emily, bunny, tom.. tex, michele.. john.. ermm yeah.. most said the leg was too short.. Emily was kind enough to pinpoint lot of areas, like slouching back.. and so on.. with that I sort of made it half horse... lowered the ground.. and refined more..
After this it was as simple as putting a colour layer on top...
refined a little more
and with some adjustment stuff tom taught me. and some more little adjustments here and there..
it actually took about 8 hours all up.. or something close to that number.. reasonably quick I think.
hey man. greattt digital work you've got in here. you're lines are stunning, really delicate deliberate stuff. i definitely need to try my hand at digital work more, something i've been telling myself forever but never actually taken the time to do. thanks for the inspiration.
Hey I guess horses can be fat too... Seems a bit more like a moose's proportions then a horse. Wierd how I can see that ever though I never draw horses either...
I just had the most terribly wicked experience going through Both your and Fellah's entire Sketchbooks. Thanks for the incouragements a few hundred pages back. You respond to mostly everyone who posts. You constantly are working. You wouldn't believe how many times I changed my background on my desktop in your sketchbook. Your a constant example of the path of an artist. You've been drawing and painting only how long 6 year is it. Wow!
Transition from Art Critic to Artiste - Diligence, that's all I need.
oh man. you know i love you right? right.
I kinda really liked it in the first few stages, with the snow on the ground. I mean, a good illustration should be refined and detailed, but i mean, without ambience it's just another pretty picture, ja
Keep it up, you old bag.
Great stuff on LRRH, your digital drawings are always a joy to look at.
Thanks for posting the stages of the horse as well, learned a lot just by looking at them.
that 100% detail shot is even more stirring, wonderful rendering and colours.
now I'm of to paint again,
wtf man , the chow was great ermm too good , gonna save the step bys tep quite informative I think.you jsut inspired the fuck outta me,so I off to draw and paint.
jeez i love that horse, cool concept and excelent technique, as usual!
and btw, those red hood refdisgns are hot too, i just envy the sweet curvy lines you use in your chicks...excellent stuff, and thanks for the progress
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Sorry, your stuff is not from this world...
the horse is breathtaking! No words, man! o____O
Thanks a ton for the steps!
Damn, once I am done with civil service I gotta paint like a madman... -.-
yo! great stuff Min, the horse is pretty sick looking; thanks much for the process as well, it's most definitely helpful. the new chow sketches are amazing as always, great line quality in everything. wish I had seen that topic sooner, would have maybe tried my hand at it... yea though, great work all around as always man. hope things are going well in general, and keep up the great work!
you are truly brilliant
Thank you for all the insperation
I have started from the very begining and have been learning with you
I love all your pose sketches they have helped me greatly with my work and I thank you. I am very thankful for your ps thread I have learned so much from that as well. Thank you agian! You are an insperation!
My body heals, My ego doesn't.