well, its not something you really see on one building so much but here is one that i have online right now.
its funny cause the building is a pachinko parlor in this neo-classical french style. so from the street you only see this clasic facade and then you go up and you see the amount of ducts they put on there and you go wtf?
that photo was taken around where that bus is at in this pic (on the right)
this is one of those vertical shafts in my trip underground. on the way down we actually walked past a subway line i often take (this is from halfway up i'd say).
i really dont want to turn this in to a photography thread though. if you want to see some more pics go here. theyre a bit old now though, need to update that stuff.
will post some more sketches soon. comments and crits appreciated!
Hello again, nice start in the figure studys, the underground looks interesting and the pictures too, must say, that undergound picture makes an incredible reference pic for matte paintings, the pachinko/neo classical french/ with a lot of ducts building is quite bizzarre, it really makes you wonder how come they need that many ducts, or how come they use a neo-classic french building for a pachinko parlor.
Tokyo looks like an unique and interesting concrete forest ( i guess im going to see that soon if all goes well)
Anyways, take care, and show us more of that figure drawings of yours
Tensai- Nah man, I didn't expect it to become a photo thread. Sometimes it's cool to see when someone does a whole lot of different things, to see some of it together to get a bigger picture of where they're coming from. I'm glad I did ask you cause those are some kickass photos, Tokyo underground is a completely different world. How far does that stuff go on for??
"absorb what is useful, discard what is useless, and keep what is essentially your own." - Bruce Lee
Shamagim - i am definitely going to use those pics for some matte painting when i finish that design. hope it will be worth it.
Bojee - i forgot how far that stuff went down for. on the day i went down there the guy who was in charge of all infrastructural projects in tokyo (first secretary of the ministery of infrastructure) came down with us and he gave me a bunch of technical schemes that i got lying around here somewhere. cant find m now though. funny things was, i was totally freaking out about how beautiful everything was and these engineers where kind of proud and answered all these questions and shit. they really took their time and let me in all these prohibited places.
BAKI - thanks man. i like it as well. as soon as i have time ill design some more stuff like that. about the 3D stuff - im not sure what you mean but to be sure - everything is 2D. if some of it actually looks three dimensional then im improving...
aight - update:
wow - i think i overdid the jpg compression a bit on these, well at least it will load quicker.
lips - a bit too high contrast, should have rendered some more mid value. im still way inconsistent with these.
not so much a design for a ship as a try out of PS brushes. marker sketch underneath but i dont think there is much left of it.
guy from before, colored
peeps studies from ref. trying to include some detail like clothing seams and folds.
little bit more charactization.
basic colouring. will try to do a proper painting job later on.
ok - more soon.
again thanks for the replies! - crits and comments greatly appreciated!
Beautiful stuff here, man. Love the portraits you've done, they all look really good; your studies also look great as well. Must say my favorites would have to be the futuristic designs you've done; the vehicles you've done just look crazy haha, love the way you color them. Again great stuff.. keep it up!
small update. havent had time to do more design sketches because of work. but i did do some more people stuff.
was trying to capture figures with with very little line - so i just observed, and drew real quick - and fucke dup the face
forgive me for this one but i just thought it came out so funny.
because i do so much with line i thought i should change to (almost) no line and use value only
same ref but then trying to get value with colour. not as succesful i would say
these were done in the train. real quick of course cause everybody is moving, train is bumping, etc. the little girl on the top is actually my wife sitting across from me. got good likeness there.
Onir - thanks man, im gonna put more designs sketches in here. its just that sometimes after a day doing design stuff i want to do something totally different, and do some peeps.. its also what im most unexperienced in, so i need the practice.
Sawa - thanks, but i dont feel its there yet. i need to working on my inking skills.
Poohgee - a lot of the photos im doing are for reference. so yeah, a lot will be used in illustrations. consciously or un consciously..
thanks for dropping by and leaving comments.
hook me up with some crits!
real update soon.
Last edited by tensai; November 3rd, 2005 at 06:51 AM.