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    Trent Kaniuga daily sketch and book

    I like the idea of doing a daily sketchbook of sorts showing the progress of my next book. As it stands... the book has no publish date, no publisher, no deadlines, and no real set style. On that note, lets just say that it may never be printed either... but "the journey is the destination" as the saying goes. I may miss a few days, and I may decide to go off on something that is NOT the book. How's that for a disclaimer.

    For the most part, the entire point of this excersize is to get immediate feedback DURING the process of painting these pages, as I'm still fairly new to digital painting and appreciate any constructive criticism.

    An inked page before any color. This was done a few days ago.


    This is the second day of painting. I only get a couple hours a day to work on this stuff so sometimes its slow going. I thought Id do the scene in the snow because it would be easier with splotches of white everywhere... but nooooooo. I set myself up for a job.



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    5-1-03 portraits

    a few self portraits from the last few days.



    this was done in painter 8. looks a little too "liney" I know.



    This one started out as a self portrait... but... took on a life of its own. I was feeling a little beat up that day.



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    Hi Trent, welcome on board! Looks like you know very much what you're doing and I admire your grasp of light and shadow. Be sure that I'll be a regular lurker in your sketchbook.

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    love the comic page but something about the self portraits are odd to me
    whatever
    good work
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    5-1-03

    5-1-03

    We finished the prototype for a project with Capcom yesterday (cross your fingers)... so I took some time today to do some much needed cleaning around the house and get my oil changed. I guess i could have done it myself... but then i dont think i couldve made time for things like this.



    I tend to do rough action shots before i pencil a fight scene in a book. This helps to clarify some visual instances that will make for a dynamic kung fu extravaganza.
    I did this Self Portrait in the rear view mirror during my 1.5 hour (actually 2.5 hour) wait at the Auto shop.




    Did the pencils for this one at the Auto shop... got home and did a photoshop job on it after I saw some of the new stuff in thunderdome.



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    Just to clarify... I cant post anything from the capcom prototype here, in fact i cant even really talk about it. But NONE of that material is posted here.
    This is either all from my new book, or just junk that i geek out on.

    Im gonna try to post an update to page 1 tomorrow night after work. hopefully itll be done by then.

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    the little action doodles are amazing and boy do i wish that i could use photoshop like that
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    5_2_03

    Finished page 1. Or at least, im callin it done for now.



    Heres a close up on that snow lantern. Something about it is still a bit uncomfortable... its not warm and inviting yet subtle and non distracting enough yet. But it helps pull the eye to the next panel.



    I dont shave anymore.



    Drawn from a photograph. I like the lighting.

    -trent

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    hey trent, i think i remember seeing you on wizard. a few years back. am i wrong?

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    Yeah, I was in wizard... in another lifetime.

    I posted the first concept art for this character in another forum, and many people thought i should try a variation. So I cooked this up.



    Also finished the inkwork for page 2.


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    sic transit gloria.

    (and so the glory of this world fades.)
    this was froma photograph, yes... i cheated. but i learned a lot from doing this piece.

    -tk

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    really like the comic stuff, cant wait to see more
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    something escapes.



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    nice work. i think the problem with the lantern may be that the lines are too dark.. .if they werent as black it might work better. most of the self portraits are pretty successful... i really like the last one, great mood.. .the 2 above it are nice, but conventional (not necessarily a bad thing). ..and i would really like to see you take the style of the sepiatoned one further. the comic pages are lookin good. .keep em comin

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    Metalwinds- Thank you. The more traditional self portraits were done in photoshop while looking at photographs. Mostly I just did these as a light/color study.

    I really want to get comfortable in painter. Im still using version 5, and this is my first piece with the oil tools. I like that you can get so many extra color variations that sorta... just happen in the brushstrokes.
    This is my 3rd piece done in painter. not getting the look i want yet.



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    This thread kicks ass!
    Love the way you keep diversifing your output, some is realistic, some cartoonish, some plain cool!

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    germs.



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    Damn, u've got a nice thread going. just saw all of your posts and really enjoyed them. Please keep posting when you can.

    Have you played slycooper for ps2? It's one of my favorite looking games, and really fun to play. Your ninja guy sorta reminds me of him.

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    Here is a redesign of a skeezik... or at least how they look 1000 years after the two worlds colided. Notice that they seem to display a bit more culture and intelligence than their ancestors.



    Heres a shot of the progress on page 2. Slow as she goes with this new book. Ill post all the roughs sometime in the next week or so. Im thinking of skipping the "inking" part and challenging myself to use more painterly skills.



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    sly cooper was a rockin game. They had a masterful team of artists on that one. Not to mention the excellent voice acting! Too short though.

    Glad you are enjoying the thread. I gotta get faster at painting those pages though!

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    self portrait. Ive been trying to do one a day... but i missed a few.

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    I dont have a mirror near my computer, so i did this in the reflection of a cd.

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    Nice Portraits. So, is the idea to do a self portrait in a different way everytime? I think that's brilliant. Exercises the technical as well as creative muscles. How about one in your "Creed" style?

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    I guess a self portrait is like a journal. Its whatever you feel at the moment. Ive just begun to experiment with painter, so these are all very primitive. The idea is to just keep painting from life until its actually good.

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    Damn, these new onces are nice. I like the character, and your dark portait the most. This so needs to be a game. Ala sly cooper.

    I know I should get off sly, but your stuff fits so well with that game. :cool:

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    Trent, this is awesome!

    I enjoyed every post...nice thread and ideas...

    I thought about the lantern light, and even if you call it done, i want to let you know about my thoughts (i am sooo nice )

    I think the problem is the yellow/orange color. It's to much mixed with blue/cyan colors. Maybe there are some layers on top, which weaken the orange-yellow. Actually it should be just a warm tone, but currently it's a little bit "dirty"...i hope it helped anyway...

    Keep posting, these are very interesting! :thumbsup:

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    E3 is taking up a lot of my time. Here are some roughs for the fight scene with the skeeziks in the new book.

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    Pariah?

    Drawn from a photograph as a color experiment. this photo was taken by Ayaire and sent to me. nice lighting on the face, nice colors.

    -trent

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    Dude....you rock! I can't wait to see the finished book.

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