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there are few colored pieces in here but mostly thumbnails and WIP type studies/sketches - I will try to post the finshed peice as well!
I hope you enjoy - I look forward to any and all crits!!
Last edited by rob-ot; March 24th, 2006 at 05:17 PM.
very solid and energetic. but you know that i guess. tough to crit at this point. its looking good. if you keep on posting more work and crit other peoples work, i think youll recieve loads of comments here as well.
by the way, welcome...
check the Tensai Tokyo Sketch Thread (Sketchbook)
check the Tensai Cityscapes Thread (Finally Finished)
Originally Posted by strych9ine
tensai - thanks for the feedback!
I was just looking at your sketch book - very nice, love your use of color..... and the shoe design, my personal fav - truely awesome!
hey there! good work!
I like the vehicles. Nice.
you're the reason I watch the DSG right now.
your drawing skills are good imo but you GOT to stop using lensflare effects.. it makes things look cheap.
thanks for all the great feedback!
I look forward to intigrating a lot of your thoughts going forward - expecailly the lens flare, definately a poor choice in hindsight!
regarding "refining my color renderings" - I would like to, but I am not really sure how to go about it yet.... after see a lot of the great works on this site I realize my colors and lighting really could use some help...my work is defiantely flat in comparison.
I think one of my challenges right now is that I am left handed and trying to render my line drawings with my right hand using a mouse.... i feel constricted within my lines..... I want to attempt a painting of the airfield and define all the forms without lines.....
also a challenge is I have no experience in painiting!!....however I am in the process of buying a wacom tablet and plan to teaching myself... if anybody know of good books, tutorials, or examples - please share!!
any additonal suggestions or cirts would be much appreciated!
thumb nails for large enviro. rendering.... once I get the tanks and robots/poeple worked out I want to render it with really dramatic lighting - cutting across the troop formation and tanks....the drill sergent is unrelated and will probably be left as thumbnail!!
about an hour - mech. pencil
setmonkey - thanks!
started to work out some proprtions on the tank....
Some new stuff I did today -
first image warm up, second image a slightly more serious attempt - no ref. black pen copy paper.
This was so much fun - I hadn't attmepted to draw the human head since I improved my understanding of perspective...
There will be more, I just ordered a wacom tablet.... it should be here friday...I can't wait to try it out!!
*also should I draw some women to keep my sketch book on the first page!?!
Thanks for stopping by....
Please crit on your way out!
This is some way good stuff! Keep it up!
"This is your life, and it's ending one minute at a time."
My sketch book here.
is down at this time
after sketching the male head I wanted to try the female version....I spent most of the time trying to find a shape and proportionality that i liked....i wanted a look of hyper realistic pretty....there are a few within the page that start to touch on this but I still have along way to go!
Also I saw a good tuturial on this site for painting skin tones a while back and can't seem to find it anymore - If somebody could point me in the right direction, I would be very appricative!!
Female head studies - 1.5hrs no ref. black ink and pink marker on copy paper....
jo those last two posts are really cool. and the vehicle designs are awesome...aaawwwweeessoommeeeee.....
Ole - thanks man, it means a lot to me! was just looking at your sketch book and i was very impressed...
I just bought a wacom tablet and wow is it going to take a while to get used to..... I actually caught myself a few times out of habit brushing away imaginary eraser shrouds after erasing with the wacom pen.....
I spent a few hours just playing - focusing mostly on what brushes do what and setting up hot keys and such.....
If anybody has any sugggestions for good brush setups for sketching, or any that might replicate marker - please send them my way!!
below is my first art on a wacom tablet -
Wow, these are great! Looks like you've got vehicles locked down. I love that one under the blue winged guy. Very nice.
Ghill - thanks man.... I enjoy drawing vehicles the most, but my hope is to get better in some other areas... expecially anatomy!
some quick thumbnails for the ID part of concept cohesion "mother machine" there is still alot of details to work out - the main idea though is that the creation of life is open to the public....
the image lower right is my favorite so far - it combines a view of the mother machine with the full landscape view at the bottom and the logo at the top - I am hoping to turn the shadows of the poeple into a dark stormy sky with rays of light shining onto the massive building....but then again, it's still early so the direction might change completely!!
I didn't knew you had a sketch book!
I really like the sketches with pen and markers! especially those of the big truck!
Your first tablet drawings aren't bad either! much better then mine
still need to buy those markers..
but when I have them could you give me a quick tut, link is cool to, how to use markers?
robomaniac - thanks man! saw your sketch book - cool stuff as well!
Kei-th - glad you like the sketchbook....it has been a great way for me to draw things that are not work related! I have been having such a great time with this and the DSG!!
regarding the marker tut - sure, I can share what I know! you may also want to look into some books on the subject - they will probably be able to better explain some of the aspects or marker rendering...
Just went to the store where I thought they would have them ubt they don't..
So that's pritty facked.. I need to wait some time until I go to a bigger town where they actually have them.. The man in the store told me they didn't had them because normaly no one buy's them..
So that's going to take some time.. I think I just start drawing a lot of thumbs for the DSG subjects I like. Hope that works for me..
I wonder do you have msn? That would be easy!
You can add me if you have: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kei-th - sorry to hear about the markers.... you could probably order them online!
I also think you are on the right path - drawing "a lot" is really the only way to get better....just remember not to get too frustrated, drawing is a life long challenge... For me it always seems the more I learn, the more I realize I don't know!!
I look forward to seeing more of your DSG submission!
I checked the internet and the prisma color are hard to get here but I saw some copic but hey those markers are expencieve! a set of 12 warm grey was 69 euro is that the standard price? because I am just a student and I like to see drawings with markers but I don't know if it's my thing you understand? and then 69 euro is a lot.. and I also don't need it for school or work just as a hobby..
And I probbably will not submit the DSG things because ehm I don't have a scanner maybe I can take a picture of the drawing..
But do you work as a concept designer or for school or something?
Oh and another thing..
You did a "tank study" but how do you do something like that? do you just thing of oh I am going to draw a bunch of tanks? because I never understand that when people say it..
and sorry for my questions.. if you get frustrated just say it
Kei-th - not sure what the exchange rate works out to be, but in the USA a good marker is approximately $3 to $5.00 each. I this can be expensive for a student - when I was in school I would skip meals to pay for art supplies!
regarding DSG - i think taking a picture of your art would be fine in place of a scanner
I have been working as an industrial designer for about 6 years - I design mostly store fixtures and displays...its a pretty great job the only draw back is that due to our clients budgets and delivery dates I rarely get to design anything organic!
the "tank study" - well it usually starts with a need of some sort, in the pencil thumbnail beofre that one i wanted to draw a large army on the move....
step 1 was to set up the overall scene,
step 2 was to begin designing each of the elements,
step 3 would be to then take the elements that i designied indivdually(tank, troops, city) and in place them into the overall scene....
No worries about the questions, i hope my repsonses help!
Last edited by rob-ot; March 9th, 2006 at 01:49 AM.
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