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    Katrin....45.

    Hi People

    I've been inspired to start this sketch book, by the brilliant work of a good friend and colleague.
    salaryman.

    The work I'm posting goes back over a few years.
    By day I work as a game artist, by night as an illustrator.

    When I'm lucky from time to time I get to concept art for projects that the studio are pitching for.
    This does not happen as often as I would like and it nearly always involves me working on the concepts in my own time.

    I though it would be good for me to get all this work together and maybe some of you will find it interesting in some small way.

    Over time you will see that I have had to adapt my style to fit what the art director and sometimes the style of game required.

    I'll also try to post some of the freelance illustration work that I've been lucky enough to do.

    Any and all feedback is most welcome.





















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    finally!

    great to see you posting here, Steve. Can't wait to see how this sketchbook develops.

    Such a shame about that project eh? Anyway, keep posting, I know you have so much fantastic stuff to show and this is the best place to share your talent.

    Cal

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    Cheers Cal.
    I'll try to make time to post up as often as possible.
    Thanks for the inspiration.

    salaryman's private parts are a wonder to behold..!!

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    Okay, not many responses.
    I guess I'll keep going see what develops.

    I was asked to concept some characters for a Manga style online game.
    This is the only one I've done so far, been to busy with "other" stuff.

    The original drawing was coloured in Illustrator, the taken into PhotoShop
    and given the effects.



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    emmm, maybe I'm spitting in the wind here?
    Okay deep breath and go again.

    This image was done for a magazine cover titled Wasted.
    Pencil drawing scanned then coloured in Photoshop.
    The background was taken from another image that I had already done.

    I'll get round to posting that another time.











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    bang!

    Good to see them process shots, mate.

    The solidity of your work has always impressed me, even before I knew ya!

    Great stuff as always.

    Cal

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    Cheers Cal.

    This is another one you know only to well.
    Another one that got away

    Still this little lot will show the change in style to "fit in" with the
    view about what "concept art" for games should look like by those with the power.

    I'll start with the very first image.
    One of the designers wanted to do a new take on an old game.

    After speaking to him this was the first image.

    I'll post the stages as we went through them.











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    Very nice SB! I like your clean style and in particular the last Portrait, very good work!
    ciao

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    Thanks Dreamworker
    For the kind comments and for being the "first" person to post that I don't know

    Steve

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    Right here's stage two of the game concept.
    I had to produce an image that the studio could show the publisher.

    The image had to give a flavour and feel of what the studio wanted to do with the game.

    I had very little time to do the image.
    It seemed to do the trick, the publisher liked it




















    The next stage will be some of the bikes and characters.

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    The Bikes

























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    Characters










    Now the change in style, dipping my toe in a more "painty" style.













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    Messing about in Illustrator.







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    wow. you're really damn good, steve. it is steve right? or would you prefer tekdj? seriously man, those last few pencil renderings, when you finished 'em look photorealistic- amazing. spittin' in the wind? haha, you got nothing to worry about. beautiful lines, amazing coloring job- i can guarantee this will be a five star book in no time. thanks for sharing these. the little bit you've shown is already inspirational. cheers!

    oh and welcome to CA!

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    Welcome! This is definately some awesome work! you've got real skill and it's definately great to see your work and be inspired by it. I must say my favourite stuff is your more "painty" look, damn so realistic! It's beautiful! Keep going man, this is really great to see!

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    I love it!! Very nice and clean style. But I really like the more "painty" style you have on the last few posts. More like those Keep on posting!

    !darkchild!

    Feel free to checkout my work:
    darkchild's sketchbook

    Don't forget to visit the Critique Section!!

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    What you call "painty" i call rock awesome. Those last designs are looking great. I look forward to seeing all that you can do!

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    oh smack, we've found another killer sketchbook!
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7...NewGirl_04.jpg
    that is amazing!
    Keep updating with all this shiznat.
    5 stars on me!

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    WoW

    I was starting to think, no body was out there
    But salaryman told me to keep posting.

    You guys are just to kind
    Thanks very much for the positive feedback.

    It's a real incentive to keep posting more "stuff"

    sith...... It's steve or tekdj whatever you prefer

    The SB so far it a bit of a journey through my life as a part time concept
    artist here at the "studio" with bits of my other life as an illustrator thrown in.

    My background and style is originally more graphic and some of the earlier
    images are in a style that I was used to working with and what the particular
    game publisher wanted.

    The more "painty" style has come about as a direct result of what seems to be expected for game concept art, at least here at the studio.

    It's been fun stepping my toe into something new and I must admit some of the comments from you guys gives me the confidence to put a few more toes in the water

    I know from salaryman that this is the best place to show my stuff and get
    the feedback that will help me develop as an artist whatever style I maybe required to work in.

    It will be a mix of style that I'll be posting.
    The cleaner more graphic stuff is what seems to be what I'm asked to do for the freelance illustration work.
    The more painty stuff seems to be the way I need to go for the game concept work I'm asked to do.

    Maybe when I get time to play I'll try mixing it up see what come out.

    I'm in "crunch" time on the game I'm working on and it's been a lot of late
    nights this week.
    In between waiting for builds of the game I've been starting this SB.

    It was a real booast to log on this morning and see your mails.
    sith
    o0Dane0o
    darkchild
    Fishspawn
    blanquish

    Soon as I get a little time I'll drop in on your SBs and say hi

    Thanks again guys

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    Sketches

    These Sketches have been sitting around for a while.
    I wanted to colour them but just did not know which way to take them.

    Soon as I get sometime I think I'll have a go at giving them the "painty"
    treatment, but for now here they are "naked"











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    I love your work! These last pencils are really tight!

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    great stuff dude. Love the clean bike pics..yaha

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    h2rra, tgfx thanks for dropping by, glad you like the work.
    As I said it will be a mix of styles so hopefully there will be something for everyone

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    Daaaayum!!! this shit is clean! it does remind me of Salaryman's clean lines too. I got ta ask cuz this is the style i'm trying to develop. how do you get those dark pencils without smudging. Me drawings seem to become a mess if i try and render. holy shit are those characters in post #12 from your head cuz if they are ... wow! I am amazed how you can shade a large area without any change in pressure. whenever i do a large area you can plainly see where i stopped and started. I'm definatley gonna be back to this page often!! Thak you for the insperation.

    "The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work."

    From the Mind of The Penciler
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    -ThePenciler- your too kind man
    The characters are a mix really, a pose from a photo here maybe a jacket from a magazine or film I've seen, the latest trainers I've bought.
    Where ever the inspiration comes from.
    The pencil work is just years of drawing ( I use a Propelling Pencil with HB or B lead ) don't push down too hard, let the pencil do the work. No real secrete to keeping things clean, I have a clean sheet of A4 paper folded in half that I rest my drawing hand on.
    The only other thing is most of the drawings are done on tracing paper, I really like the surface and if you have to redo anything it's handy just to see what you did before

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    Wicked S1ck Motorcykle designs m8!

    No pain, no gain.

    Sketchblog
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    Another dead project

    Okay people, sitting here late, waiting for this game to come to an end.
    I found some work that I forgot all about.
    This one should have been posted before the last "painty" stuff.

    It's a concept that went no further than these images.

    They were done in my out of work time and in a hurry.

    It's great to have this SB as it's the first time I get to put all this stuff together and look back over what I've done over the last few years

    Environment concepts first.











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    cool stuff, I really like how you portrait females!
    and you clothing design is really impressive as well,
    keep the doodles coming!

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    What were you planning to do with the environments then - I lke them, you should use them.

    Really like the sketchbook

    My sketches (such as they are)

    http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=75440



    and while you're at it, why not visit:

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    Characters

    Thanks for all the kind words people
    Here are the characters to go with the environments

















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