your rendering skills with pencil are amazing. i look forward to seeing how this digital sketch turns out, it aready looks good. anyway, i just wanted to give some support, keep it up.
"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.
diggin the last update, i gotta say i'm surprised you're not letting the pencils of the painting show through more since you've already rendered it so nicely (loved the sketch and gave it a go painting it myself haha )
Wow man, stunning stuff dude.
Glad Mr. Apathy got round to fixing the rating haha - these updates are great.
The "hire me" piece is my fave outa this batch,
that guy on the left is freaking me out.
Can't see anything to crit really,
and you seem to be well on your way with that painting.
About the photo referenced drawing that you tossed: I almost went mad with exactly the same kind of errors. I worked a pair-portrait for my friend and his gf. After two "practise" sheets I took a hard and blunt pencil and started slightly put down the main values. Suddenly it all went much easier, and I feel that the light value for beneath the clean crosshatching does quite nice touch.
Great job on the colors! I definitely suggest dropping by Peer Project 2, it's a fantastic thread. Once you get further along, you might want to go further with warm and cool colors. The second one in your last post is great, specifically the guy on the left. Very simplistic, but say's everything it needs to.
Keep it up man!
Great sketchbook. The bust of the half skull face really struck me. I love it! I also like the pencils of the portraits also. keep working with the digital paintings, but try to keep the same mood as your pencil sketches. oh, and post more!
Buenos dias! DanielC
Niiice new sketchbook! I'm still enjoying these pencils and loving your comp designs. Sweet skeleton and skull render. Excellent. Thanks for the kind comments in my SB.
To answer about materials: I use smooth cheapie newsprint and charcoal pencils; pencil of choice is Ritmo_Art Alternatives. Because newsprint is so non-archival, I must learn to handle more textured paper and alter technique a bit.
I first studied under Glen Orbik http://www.orbikart.com/ and Mark Westermoe. Glen was Jeff's teacher at one time, so there is a connected history of style.
Kaoki: thank you sir. that sounds interesting. Can't wait to see how you worked on it =)
Brendan: glad you like it ! haha... I gotta stop being unorganized.. i came up with a daily schedule.. now i can more easily do different activities without worrying =)
Rod: thanks man !
Dile: very happy you're liking it !
Marco: thanks !... argh colours
lazy: thanks ! Humm full bodies ? .. ok !
Blog: thanks !!
Rebeccak: thanks !! keep doing the nice drawings too !
Maknien: thanks for the suggestion. the paper got all damaged..and i finally gave up. I'll try it once again.. it's for a friend and i think he's been waiting for too long now :s
Sodbrenner: thanks !
Cup: thanks man! that thread is really informative.. i haven't done any colours, but i've kept in mind what i saw.
Barret: thanks ! i'll try !
Jake ! hey man! thanks !! =)
Aztcfireflower: tanks for the info. Bookmarked the link. Thank you very very much for the comment !
Last edited by DanielC; November 26th, 2006 at 04:12 PM.
exams are no excuse Daniel. Your drawings come first. End of story.
Great updates man, don't know why you resort to calling your stuff poop.
It makes me feel so much worse about myself.
Solid stuff, I like the fat guy's face, well drawn, distinctive and convincing.
Second piece is supa great, composition seems to be working in your favour.
EDIT - ha right now our post counts are equal. I've caught up, mwuahahahahaa!
Really intriguing work, my friend. I will be keeping an eye on your progress. My only comment would be to make sure your pencils are always sharp, sharp, sharp... Some posts have some rather flat looking lines. Other than that, great stuff.
WOW the last one rocks very interesting seeing you playin around with other mediums !!! a painting on this site here is the skeletton u ´ve done. i think it´s from a master ( don´t know his name ) is georgeous. keep it up this quality.