The thing that stands out to me the most going through your sketchbook so far is that you seem like to play with low lighting, a lot of your pieces have a great sense of drama to them. Interesting view points too, like the green enviro piece going up stairs a few pages back. Can't wait to see what you do next.
Sorry for the lack of artwork in here.. I'm so friggin' busy at the moment its crazy.. and it's supposed to be summerbreak? HELL NO. haha! Anyways.. I'm getting tired of this one now so I'll leave it here till I find a better time to revive it/continue on it...
Thanks so much for all the comments/crits/feedback, here, on fb and in the EOW threads.. I'm learning tons!
It is a good start, especially the face. Some areas look a bit odd though like on the arm where it is a sharp transition from pure white to black, or on the pelvis/hip where the forms looks a bit mushy and uncertain.
Also, it is hard to tell based on the photo quality, but it looks like you *gasp* smudged! I would stick to using the pencil tip and layering washes of light hatching. You have a lot better control of value and transitions, and using stroke direction can describe the form much better.
Try to get you scanner installed and then post up a ton more pencils. You and I both know that is how to improve the fastest.
"Complacency is the womb of mediocrity. " -- Jason Manley
"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." -- Bruce Lee
Hey man, good to see you're still cooking, and in good manner I would say, you genious you. See you've gotten really good, and that warms the heart, having not seen your work in a long while I had a wee break from art things, but I'm back on track now, heading to uni next year, so I suspect I'll come lurking back to the boards eventually, as I'm moving away from xbox, friends and other distractions (Though hoping the latter will replace itself with the new surroundings). Would love to catch up on art and life in general, maybe I could interest you in a collaboration of sorts, revitalize old ideas or concepts? anyway, mostly wanted to say hi, and to remind you how good you've gotten along the way. Great job man
hey dile, nice work, For your latest EOW , I think post 94 was the strongest stage of the painting ... only 2 major hues noticeable, less modeling , more silhouettes, less information in the shadow. The result is really good but I think you lost some of that good stuff during the process. Just my 2 cents
hope you will someday share your works made on order with us
i guess it will take 6 month or so ?
great image as always
Thanks man, I'll try to ! I have a few book covers and finished commissions that I'll be able to share soon! Worst thing is that some of my nda's are already getting old.. which makes them kinda uninteresting :/
Virg: Yeah haha.. thats why I hate posting process shots People are always telling me to finish stuff, and when I do it looks "dead"... constant battle! Thanks for stopping by!
I haven't been posting in a bit, and that is because I've been really busy with art!
Anyways, I'll start posting more regularly soon, I still have a few (double numbers) deadlines left to go, but everything is inching forward in a consistant matter! haha.
I'm very happy to say that today I got the go a head to post some of the work that I've done for one of my clients, namely shadowmirror.net! The website is coming up in a matter of days, and that is also when the final version of this painting will be posted and used for promotional purposes on their site which I'm very excited about! I'm also getting my e/book covers published and used as we speak, and I'll try to post them when they go up as well!
Anyways here is the painting! I'll post the updates as soon as the website go up!
Awesome work, especially that portrait a few posts up, i love the brushstrokes in it. 5 stars from me
"I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain."
--- Frank Herbert, Dune - Bene Gesserit Litany Against Fear
Check out my Sketchbook! Critique and Criticism welcomed.
Awesome work on that commission man!
I've noticed alot of your work consists of this earthy colour scheme, not that it's any problem but i'd be interested in seeing you work your magic on some different colours, perhaps a sunny saturated scene or something
Look forward to seeing any new stuff your able to show, keep it up man.