Consistent updates you say?!....most likely not...
I've been lurking around this forum for a while and have now decided to join the fray and post some artwork.
So here it is.
Some standard things, some a bit cliche, but tell me what you think.
THREAD UPDATE on October 29th, 2006
I moved almost all of the images to attachments to keep the reduce the load on the server my website is on. Nothing major, just pointing it out to those who have frequented my thread.
THREAD UPDATE on December 16th, 2006
I changed the front pic and name to things more humorous, to go with my personality...and the lightheartedness I want to associate with this thread. Gotta love the internets...so many funny pictures.
THREAD UPDATE on January 13th, 2007
Nothing major, I just changed the name.
THREAD UPDATE on February 13, 2007
Changed the pic. Changed my avatar...I'm still not happy with it, and I will probably do another soon.
THREAD UPDATE on December 15, 2007
Title changed to something new.
THREAD UPDATE on December 27, 2007
Thanks to everyone for posting!
THREAD UPDATE on January 8, 2008
New Power Supply for my computer finally got here today. Which means I can also finally update.
Last edited by Beonarri; March 17th, 2009 at 09:17 PM.
I cooked these up the other night while talking to a friend on the phone.
Colored them today, although I didn't want to color these. I was going to refine them more and more, coming up with better drafts. But another friend got all whiny on me about posting just the pencil sketch on my blog, so much to my shagrin, I colored them.
This is the character which I use as my internet name. He is also my avatar of a sorts. Although on the internet (unlike, say, the Metaverse in SnowCrash) you cannot see the other person, but if you could, I would probably go with this.
I've had this character since the 10th grade and have just been upgrading him over the years. He follows some of my favorite character traits, belts, swords, long hair, big boots, baggy pants, etc. I'll follow this drawing up with a young version, his swords collection, items, spells, abilities, and so on.
This particular costume is a slight upgrade to the one I created in my senior year in college. I added the belts, and switched the details of his armor. The ridges are gone and a simple version of the "circuit" design is there instead.
This was a fairly easy thing to paint. Since he follows the hero-in-black architype, his clothing has very little light on it. In a previous post where I put up the pencil for this, you can see I planned out the folds in his clothing and the shapes of the black areas. This only tricky part was the sheath, which ended up looking bent just before I finished. So that was a pain to change.
There are detail drawings of him on my website and posts of my blog.
Last edited by Beonarri; August 25th, 2006 at 11:09 PM.
What the, why is nobody else posting here? You got a really cool style, I especially like the sketch with the two elves, the guy holding the book is perfect and is in my opinion your best figure here. You tend to draw some huge upper lips on the girl but I understand it's a style you're going for.
So, here's the weekend project. Hairstyles for the female elf character, with the crazy gradient hair.
The only crazy-difficult-thing I can see right now is that, when I light her up at the end, it might take a awhile. Just so many faces and hairs to do, it will take a bit of time. Even if I copy and paste most of it.
Still very rough, obviously, but I will be updated this post as I go. No need to clog up the thread with lots of these pictures.
Styles are from left to right, up to down:
-Tail with spikes
-CharacterDesign.com photoset style. Yes I look at those!!
-Lulu-ish bun (FFX)
-Greek Style 1
-Greek Style 2
If you see anything or want to contribute advice or critiques, feel free to do so, I'll be checking here often.
Some interesting work. Your line improved so much in post 7. Your forms are pretty solid. Your style is sort of an end in itself and I don't know what your intentions are here, but for general improvement you should try to break it a little and do more observational work. Also, Your colors are quite good but they can get lost in the value. Keep going.
I've done observational work but its really old. :/
I haven't been able to do it lately.
And, right now, the intentions are for practice. Later it will be to get a job in gaming. But right now, I'm doing freelance work, this is to keep the skills up.
The hairstyles piece has been updated. The one in the lower left corner is the closest to being complete! Hit refresh to see the changes!
Oh and the white circle is a reminder that I need to fix the way her tail is, in that particular style.
Last edited by Beonarri; August 27th, 2006 at 06:47 PM.