i really like the last post. one of my favorite face studies. strangely the verticle lines spawning from the ink blotches. nice sublte colors in this one. you'll have to explain to me your color selection process someday. really great work here. id like to see some more polished things. not that your recent stuff doesnt look complete, but maybe a grander concept. like chracters in an environment or something. keep posting bro.
yo t, nice marubouzu (?); i think his eyes couldve been left uncolored though, as they kinda get lost in the face cause theyre the same color. about the sketchgroup thing, i was thinking that it could be a trainsketching group even, since (thanks to you) ive found drawing on the train to be a fun exercise, and an almost free source for life-drawing models. theres another dude, ah.heng, who's interested as well in a sketchgroup. hey, if we can make it happen, it would be cool; if not, its still all good. dekiru dake, jikan wo toreba, ii to omou yo. sureddo ga koko dakara, soudan shitakattara, koko de hanasemashou. enjoy the weekend man, ill talk to you soon. keep up the good work, t.
WOWWY, great use of color (marker work is cool too~*)!! I'll be honest a lot of your stuff reminds me of Roujin Z (GREAT movie) especially in your city drawings~* The Beirut sketches are powerful as well, makes you really think which I think is nice to see. Thanks for sharing can't wait to see more!
Hello, Lok. How are you doing? You can draw people from life, being drunk? standing in the moving train? OMG. You have potential of superman. They are good. these sketches and it is funny they are a bit different from the others. airier and lines a little more nervous, lighter, have more personality somehow. http://www.lokjansen.com/sketchbook/lok433.jpg This is my favorite, The guy with the cigarette has a mood, he relaxed his tie a little bit, and all his figure and face are a little settle down, muscles of the face and neck are relaxed, like he is tired and his body asking for the end of any activity.
But I have to tell, although all people in your sketches are different people, of all kind of ages and social status, in my opinion the manner to draw them, and especially the fact you chose one and only lighting from above with sharp shadows, make them look kind of monotone. Be they are my sketches I wouldn't be able to resist give some lines more thickness in some spots and put some bigger contrast somewhere. To press my pen or pencils more where I feel something more. And of course I understand that it is your vision, but still, I would add some more unique features to these people.
All your bags are great, exciting design. I think your lines look exceptionally beautiful on this rough and simple fabric. Again I will use the word airy and graceful and inspirational. They just grab my eyes, these lines and lead me traveling on these lovely paths. I prefer the first version the most, because it has more lines, the placement them on the rectangle is very nice and I like the signature or some word made with greasy black.
http://www.lokjansen.com/sketchbook/lok636.jpg I prefer still this version. the coloring make it look less elegant, steals attention from line and too loud, in my opinion. Saturated colors, you know, they are way to active, I would say, watercolors will be more suitable.
See you, all the best
Jesus - so many comments and so little time. I'm packing my bags and updating stuff and gathering some drawing gear to go on a small slow train road trip from Tokyo to Osaka. I don't have any art, but do have something to show.
I want to reply quickly though, but i'll start with this - thanks a lot for the 5 stars! It's really very nice, but I don't really feel comfortable - I don't think the star system allows for enough differentiation right now. I definitely don't see this thread on par with some other threads I know. So, I sort of hope it goes back down to 4 again. Then again, I think a lot of threads are overrated, stuff that could easily be 3 stars but has 4 etc. I would say its totally undeserved compared to some, while deserved compared to others. Whatever. Thanks again, its a nice compliment.. now I'll have to start posting some better crap soon
Some quick replies:
Listing - Glad you like 'm, and I'll definitely keep on working.
JERI - Some are from a photo, some from scans.. Does his head need to be symmetrical?
Dile - Thanks man, I will.
$unshine - Merci mon ami, venir encore svp.
Magic - Cheers mate, appreciate it. Still not sure which of these colours I
bee-dubya-keo - Hey man, which one do you like best then?
Gloominati - Thanks man, I'm really glad to hear that. Sometimes I don't know if I'm going forward, side ways, or back ward... but I do know I'm having fun while trying some things out.
Shinryu - Hey man, I like where you are going with those fine, sensitive renderings of yours.
Ryan DeMita - Thanks for the comments and votes/stars man. About the colours, it's just trial and error really, and than picking what I like. If you want to know more I'll try to think more abou tit later on.
oma - ducks away
purb36 - Perhaps yeah, but I like lost eyes, and didn't want to focus on them. Might see you sometime soon. moderu sagasa na akanna? suteki na onna toka
2b BOY - Hey man thanks. I'm inspired by a lot of artists, but I don't know Imperial Boy.. Would love to know who does the art for that though?
Sartell - Thanks man, well Roujin Z I of course do know. Ootomo has definitely been an inspriation. Like your book by the way. I thought I commented in it once, but apparantly not. Will do soon, keep it up man.
blanquish - Thanks, again - its nice to hear I seem to make at least some progress. About living in Tokyo, I came first in 1999 with a scholarship, but that was not luck - I worked hard to get that, cause without it, it would have been impossible.
Farvus - Thanks man, you have some really nice architectural sketches yourself. I feel exactly the same way about that blue version. Unnatural and flat/harsh - but I somehow like it.
sve - It's always a treat to get such thoughtfull comments - sharp and sensitive at the same time. Glad you like the 'drunken' sketches. I learned a lot from them, about caring less, while still being sensitive to what you see.
I agree about the train sketches being one style. It is partly because it is always the same situation: 30 seconds to one minute to sketch, back-lit people, trying to draw with my arm but cant cause my elbow is jamming somebody in the thigh etc etc. that is why I'm doing some other drawings, from ref often, with more line weight, or ink etc. I'm sure you've seen them, they're in here too. I do want to try out some other mediums again when doing these, I originally started out with brush pen and might go back to that for a fresh experience.. I love ink and a brush.
Its funny that you chose those to environment sketches, last one was done standing again in the train (but not drunk) while I was on my way to an animation making workshop.
I will try some watercolours soon, perhaps in combination with pastels to do some city sketches. The Beirut one I'm leaving alone for a while, but I think the line only version was not enough (not enough lines?).
Thanks for the things you gave me to think about. I'm so glad I started a sketchbook when I did - it's definitely a learning experience.
I'm sorrry I don't have time to comment anything meaningful in your book right now, (its already past midnight and there is still so much to do before I have to wake up tomorrow morning at 05:00) but I really like your update, and this one http://www.conceptart.org/forums/att...1&d=1154811098
almost threw me it out of my chair. (it soo intense!.. ) I'll come by later Sve, take care.
O.k for update I just wanted to post a link.
Today I closed a deal with an on-line gallery that will sell high quality gicléeprints of a selection of my cityscapes. The prints will be in different sizes but all on stretched and mounted canvas and come with certificates in a limited (numbered) series. I'm really happy with the opportunity and it's really nice to be featured in the gallery with other artists.
In the same week I got asked to join an on-line photography gallery
with some really talented photographers, where we also sell prints.
I havent had time to upload much yet (only three photographs) but there is some really good stuff
there so check it out...
I want to show a really cool new shoe I designed, but we still have to wait for the prototypes etc. but hopefully I can show something soon.
Thanks again for the crazy amount of comments, it's much appreciated.
Now I'm off for holiday, first stop tomorrow - a typhoon struck beach!
Comments and crits as always appreciated...
Last edited by tensai; August 9th, 2006 at 05:39 PM.