Good updates, sorry its been so long since I've posted here. Looks like you're starting to think more about polishing the work. Your latest update is looking like a good start. The bottom of the robe feels a bit odd to me, can't really tell if its hanging or tight. Also, watch out for tangent lines on the left sleave, it becomes difficult to tell whats in front over there. Can't wait to see what you do when school is over and you've got more time. Keep drawing man.
Hey, thanks for stopping in again. I would agree with blanquish's comment, your stuff is getting more and more polished.
You have a kind of rough style, which is completely fine. I think it would benefit you to reign it in a bit though, by focusing on what kind of mark you are using where. You seem to have a variety of marks in most of your stuff, but a lot of the time they don't seem to have any rhyme or reason, it's just a wild mixture.
For instance, maybe try defining the edges of things with marks that are a little darker and sharper, or by using a gentler touch on things that are in the backround to help further define their location to the viewer.
@AvatarJimmy: thanks man, good of you to point out those things, i'll watch out next time.
@blanquish: thanks.Actually, i tried, but i just layed down the basic colours in multiply wth PS, and now I don't know what i should do to continue
@JohnT: thanks for the comment i'll try to define my line weight too next time
ok.I must admit yesterday evening I had a pretty good time, so today i feel like a damn hammer is bashing my brain.But whatever, i won't post my drunk-gnoll's sketches.
Here's some stuff for the videogame Chronicles of Dust (www.tgfxcrew.com , check out this stuff ), just sketches and a concept.
Cool update. I'd work on the wrist and ankle areas, they don't feel properly defined to me, remember there should be a sense of weight on these. Nice design though, and its good to see you doing a littel rendering. Keep it up.
Great to see some more time consuming work... Many quick sketches often teaches you better than few polished drawings allright but after all, more finished work tells people what you know and can do with much of the chance factor eliminated (and makes more sense to critique ).
*looks at his own sketchbook and feels like a hypocrite*
I'll try to pull myself together as well.
Both clean concepts look great to me overally, I especially love the arms, feet and steady pose of the first one. One thing to pay attention to would be line weight though... On the first one his right arm and on the second one the monster's head and crown for example blend a bit to the things behind them. You seem to press the outlines pretty much but you could try putting more line weight to the nearest things and shadows.
Cool Gnoll, nice to see the Chronicles of dust stuff coming along. I was supposed to be doing some enviroments for it but moving house scuppered that. Shame really as it looks like it's really coming together.
Really like the comic hero/villan selection you've got up there as well.
ok, seems like nobody liked the last one.Whatever, heres the fihished Chronicle of Dust concept.Tell me what you think (i wanted to finish this soon so i didn't correct it much, but if works fine for me)
Just smacked in some values too.
Im liking the look of this guy, although he looks as if he's leaning over too much. But im sure you know this. I like your ideas alot, again inspirational stuff man.
Oh, by the way ive started a sketchbook. Check it out, see what you think! not much there yet but im updating soon. 4 stars, tighten your linework up and spend more time on your sketches and you'll be damn good imo.
Last edited by KuNiva; June 6th, 2006 at 11:46 AM.
It is all good <> this is a tough thread <> good stuff sometimes falls through the cracks here and falls off the page quick <> of course we are supposed to do new work and post <> like I said it's all good.
Guy is leaning a little lol <....> excellent work btw
@KuNiva: thanks a lot for the comments and the stars (woohooo! 4 stars, that made my day ).Thanks, yeah i noticed he was leaning too much as soon as i finished it , i mentioned it in the post too).About your sketchbook, ther still isn't enought stuff, but i'll keep an eye on it
@mentler:thanks a lot.I see you as some kind of CA.org mentor here, so its great to see you pass by once in a while
some random hyper quick sketches, nothing special at all (just trying to regain confidence with my character decem)