Top of head as bottom of jaw is a cool idea, also dig the mirror image horns, these two ideas are worth further exploration. Looks like a real abomination, I don't see it as the ultimate villain though, it's more like the Rancor from Starwars: an animal prisoners are fed to. I like the samurai composition, the tree, club, and sword all parallel. The little japanese building in the background is a nice touch too, further emphasizing the fatguy's hugeness. Guy in foreground looks like he's going to tip over, straightening his right leg creating a vertical line with the fat guy should help the composition.
well, actually i didn't express myself the right way, the thing up there actually is an abomination, it in't a villan, it's just the big monster the main character fights in the end, and the mother/father of all the minor abominations (they get out of the huge mouth on his belly)...and you see, that thing was one human...i didn't really know how to how that, so i just slapped those little human arms in it...maybe i should try something else, like a suffering human face somewere, dunno i was thinking about changing the lower pair of oincers in some kind of scythes (hope wrote it the right way...) gonna get those flying eyes out of the place too...anyway, i still have to define the final "thing"...guess this is gonna be a hard drawing...
by the way, a sketch i did while waiting for someone to post
its a General from distant Cathay (still WIP)
like the details on those last ones, but conceptwise and overall (pose etc) i like ur pieces on the previous page more.
My only advice would be to practice more on the shading. Conceptwise, expressions etc are fine and im surprised with so little comments.
just got some markers and a letraset marker pad today...damn, 18 euros for 50 sheets and 3 markers are a LOT of money IMHO, hope they prove useful...anyway, my firts try ever with these things...C&C would be really useful
you know you gotta be patient... concerning that whole comment deal. Anatomy and texture of that green horse dragon thingy look good but it looks flat and the colors dont work like that- you should get back to that "crappy" thumbnail of yours- looks like an interesting approach. Def. lower the bg though
dont worry about the comments.. just keep on working
Hye man, tnaks for posting in my sketchbook, looks like we're on the same level.Man you've put alot of stuff up here, good to see some progress going on especially in the way you sketch. Its true that the weight of line and composition are very very important.I'm about your age, but going to uni at the mo, so dont seem to have much time to draw at the mo, studing graphic design. Anyway, my favorites are definitely the pages which are on the 1st page fopr your work with rakshasa project, they were nice.
also the photoshop black and white images at the bottom of that page are great, nice comic. You should study a bit more on anatomy and movement so your characters arent so 'blocky' as they are in action. Loomis is good...
Anyway good work, keep em comin mate
experiment with some new styles
@krakel: thx for the comments.ok, well, you see, the whole point of that thumbnail was practicing on anatomy n texture...anyway i see your point.I'll try and do more but i'm just too bloody lazy to get anything done.
@Sybo:thx for the comments.Yeah, i don't have much time either, but i guess it's also beacause i'm too lazy...i did practice for some time on Loomis, guess i gotta do more.
Anyway, just looking at Neville Page's Eye rendering tutorial, gonna work on that for now (hope to get something decent)...
here's a creature study inspired by the prehistoric chick in some thread around here...too quick as usual (20 min)
Holy shit, wow, such rapid improvement from the first page to now. This last sketch is really really strong. Great sense of detail on focused areas, I like your knight warrior concept, your really starting to get your anatomy down also. Keep em coming
Hey Gnoll, nice to see you've started getting some replies
Man, my finger hurts from scrolling - so many sketches! Phew!
Anyways, I did have a few comments about some stuff but I forgot it all when I saw Jimmy the Hunchback - he is awesome. The eye rendering tutorial seems to have worked wonders. The prehistoric chick is stunning, too. And do hundreds more pages like the one with the sorcerer's pose - those things look cool and helps your skills tenfold (personal experience, though not with poses).
jeez dunno why, but yesterday i sat down before crawling to sleep half-drunk, and drew this little thing (in was 4.30 in the morning in italy)
whatever, here it is
@Goog:yo! thx again
@ohjay:yeah, i LOVE replies still haven't finished watching the eye tutorial, but yeah, it already helped a lot.I see what you mean about the gesture drawings, guess you're right (i do most of my gesture drawings at school, on scrap paper that i lose very quickly)
thx man, this is the kind of enthusiasm that i like!
...now, how the hell do i get marko, hurricane or fellah to post here? i gotta thank them