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not much of a post,heres some lifedrawings ive done at uni a mixture of 5 min and 50 min poses.
ps,sorry for the shit quality pics my camera work isnt the greatest
Last edited by Rusty; February 26th, 2013 at 02:08 AM. Reason: drawings were shit!
heres some progression shots for ya.still WIP prolly a day spent on it so far, no photo ref used.Sorry for the shit notes on each step,not good at explaining things.Wep of choice here is Painter.
here ive started of with a rough gestural sketch, scribbling down notes, words that spark off an idea help.brainstorm.
start making sense of shit i guess, give a rough but accurate layout,suggest where shadows go but dont go over board because this layer will be painted over in the end.
start laying down flesh tones,under neath outline layer..
...uh shadows? WTF
ah, make a layer over top of everything and start sharpening stuff up, eye dropper and paint brush combo.
2 b continued!...
that´s a great step by step
i´m glad you are back posting
by the way "the highest points"
refer to the parts or planes facing the
lightsource more perpendicular, aka the
brightest parts?, cause that torso is really
well done, you can feel it´s turning.
I like the energy that all your
work shows dude and the rendering
looks energetic too, didn´t lost any impact
from the linework.
700% kickass mate, thx for the stepby step
always like the fluidity in your line, something I aspire for.
Would love to see some more char designs,
btw, heard rumours your living in the US? Think I followed some link to a myspace age of rusty, is it you or some other schmo?
anyway, update more
About time!!!! This is looking great, can't wait to see the next steps!
Thanks for posting these!
My Sketchbook Thread!
This is a small speed painting demo which took about an hour of coffee and cigarette fueled leg shaking to do. No reference material was used just good ol` imagination did the talking, still dosent explain why i ended up drawing a ginge, hulk-ish dude, hmmm...
Open Canvas is cool for sketching because of the rotation control (hold down left ALT and use the mouse or pen to spin that fucker around which ever way you likey). Do your line work on another layer and keep rendering to a minimum if you can because heavy hatching can become problematic later on down the track. Save it as a PSD file and open it up in PS.
Make another layer under the line work layer and start blocking in. Good time to use colour palettes if your got em. Natural way for me to block in colour is to lay down a flat mid tone first, then followed by slightly darker tone to lightly accentuate the deepest points, do what ever feels natural to you. Main point i want to highlight is don't be tight arsed about details at this stage you want to be quite loose, look at the image as a whole rather than focusing on an area.
Start to smooth out hard edges and rounding forms out. Much like step 2, keep an eye on the image as a whole; is the lighting working/convincing? keep your strokes quite loose but accurate. Move onto next step only when your forms and lighting are working.
Further rounding forms out and sharpening up details. Here its a good idea to paint on a new layer above previous colour layer (but below outline layer) so you can switch between painting and your blocked out forms as you`re painting. Your Painting should be starting to take shape here, be methodical here and keep comparing to previous layer ;is wat im doing improving upon blocked out forms or fucking them up?
Switch to outline layer, set your eraser flow very low and start to knock back unnecessary lines and construction, Personally i like leaving a bit of roughness in sketches because it adds a bit more flavour to the mix. If your doing crisp, clean cut artwork from here on you should add another layer above everything and paint much in the style of step 4, switching back and forth to keep everything in check.
Tweaking and finalizing of image; adjusting hues, curves, adding of filters and textures, etc.
Done and done!, hope this tutorial was helpful.
Robogabo your too kind dude, your latest stuff really kicks ass!
AlexC thx mate, nah must be some other dude, i still living in NZ.
Sanoma bah i pretty much fucked that painting up when i started,heh! hope new tutorial helps.
Sybo hey dude, pretty sad i wont be finishing my 3rd year with you guys, i ended up landing a good paying concept artist job and since i was broke as hell i took it. All the best too you fullas now and in the future.
Last edited by Rusty; March 6th, 2008 at 03:52 PM.
Just like that eh!! You gone done maked it look easy.
Hows work man... You making a good impression??. Been knocking out some beaut stuff no doubt.
(Hey I've been doing a wee digi of late.. go take a gander over yonder sketch thread)
great I love it!!!
Animator + CG Artist + 2D
My sketchbook: http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=53486
WHAAAT THE HELL?!?!?!?! thanks so much for sharing this dude! this really blows my head off
Longtime since i've posted anything in here though i'm on this site constantly checking sh*t out when i should be working, heh! I've been busy these days but i still go life drawing once a week with a group of NZ'ders here on CA.org, here's a few pages. Also, there's some sketches from the M.B workshop that was held here last year and a small sketch Coro drew mixed in there if ya can spot them, churs for that dude
Sorry about the shitty quality of the pics, could'nt be f*cked scanning them all so i just blasted them all with my digital camera. The 2 mummie images are referenced everything else is from life, 4B pencil on a smooth grain A4 sketchbook i scored down in Wellington, silky smooth stuff, real sweet to draw on. All poses range from 1 min to 1 hour, most of them are 15 min sketches.
Aww I absolutely love your drawings man! You have such a good understanding of form. Thanks for posting these!
Here's some lame digis i've had lying around on the computer.
Photo ref'd portraits of some CA.org members for The Official - Draw From "What Does Everyone Look Like?" Thread join in if you have no life like me, heh!
Life drawings of some local artists at a sketch meet.
Thanks fellas, Max, Cheers mate , hope things aren't to stressful at art school.
Really nice renderings and use of colors.You know a piece like this blue portrait is not only a painting it also reacts with my eyes so the relation to the real world becomes more powerfull
Hahaha thnx for sharing
ure sketches are really inspirational.nice job
btw.are there schools in new zealand that specializes on concept art?
Great pencil drawings! How do you fill your sketchbook pages / manage or decide to draw another figure exactly into the free pagepart if there are already some figures on the page? Keep on posting!
Well, i'm back on the unemployed list but have been motivated to be as productive as possible during this time as i
embark on my mission to get into Weta Workshop. Here's a few things for my portfoilo.
Jason and the Argonauts redesign. Basically gonna set the story in a Steampunk world, while i've kept the essentials
of the original story a lot of it is different and original, still a long way to go but i'm having a lot of fun with it
For more info on the backstory i've written out for this project go HERE
Last edited by Rusty; July 1st, 2010 at 10:50 PM.
DDK248 No there are none just the usual universities and art schools, wish there were though!
surus Well i guess i just don't get precious when i'm sketching and just draw over everything like it was a post-it note, heh! i mean it is a "sketch" book not a "finished" book
Last edited by Rusty; July 1st, 2010 at 10:53 PM.
beautiful stuff as always!!! Good luck with the job hunting...I'm sure you won't be unemployed for long!!!!
My Sketchbook Thread!
Jason and the Argonauts redesign stuff is bloody brilliant!
MY SKETCHBOOK - http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...4&page=6&pp=60
My Blog - http://andrewleysketches.blogspot.com/