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Chris, long time since I've been over to this thread. Hey! I just downloaded a cool free program called Blacksmith 3D that lets you paint objects in 3D. It's pretty good for a freeware program. There are a few videos on YouTube that demonstrate how to use it. Definelty worth a try! Nice stuff.
cout<mecha: Thx for the information!
As you know, the Games Convention, one of the largest videogame conventions in the world is taking place in Germany (Leipzig) this week. So what’s better than playing games you ask? I would say “Reading Comics.” ... but this week there is another answer: Getting into ‘Making Games’!
You now have the chance to get all the knowledge you need to get into the world of game creation with reading the new German magazine ‘Making Games’. It is the new format of the magazine ‘GameStar/dev’ the biggest game developer magazine in Germany.
In this new issue (which is available NOW!) you will find part 3 of my 3D-workshop where I show the 3D-mapping of a 3D-game model.
I just wanted to let you know so you can get the new magazine. If you are at the Games Convention make sure to check out the fantastic magazines.
I have started a new sketch video series.
Here is part one with sketches of Prof. Charles Xavier and Rogue from the Marvel Comic Series X-Men...
I tried to use YouTube but the quality sucked so I'm using vimeo... and I'm glad I have found it because the quality is great now!
PS: Copyright X-Men by Marvel Comics of course
What began as a small sketch video series now is a tutorial series in High Definition (HD)!
It is made for comic fans and aspiring artists out there.
The best part: It is complete free of charge and you can embed the videos in your blog, website and so on. You also can download the original size videos at the vimeo site.
Because I only can upload 500MB each week you will have to wait for the second part of the 'Hellgirl' paint video until next week. Here are the links to the sketch video and part one (of two) of the paint video:
'Draw & Paint' - Hellgirl - Sketch Video
'Draw & Paint' - Hellgirl - Paint Video - Part 1 of 2
The sketch video is shown in real time. The paint video is faster.
Please spread the word and use the image from above.
Have fun and drop me a line if you like the new series!
Here is the link to the second part of the Hellgirl coloring video:
'Draw & Paint' - Hellgirl - Paint Video - Part 2 of 2
Please let me know if you like the videos.
PS: I wonder if anybody still is reading my sketchbook thread btw...
FU.K!!! Amazing! Thx for sharing this great vids.
It is good to see how you work with the burn tool and how you are adding the lights to the character.
Please show us more of this!
hey man sorry for not dropping in after so long, nice to see you keep yourself busy and doing some great stuff!
I haven't watched the videos yet but they look great, thanks for being such a cool dude and posting them
oh yeah, I reckon you should try adding some variation in hue to make things pop a bit futher
Dynamike: Thx. There will be more vids but it will take a while until I can do them because of my work schedule right now.
paperX: Thx for dropping by... no hard feelings here and thx for your comment.
Today I have something controversial. Mhhh... not exactly my work but the pose and layout of the following comic cover.
The story behind this image: I was asked to do a comic cover for Bluewaters 'Hillary Clinton' comic which will be out in January '09. It should look like an already finished quick cover version (which had a fourteen stripes american flag) from another artist. You can see the other artists cover HERE.
The cover design had to fit into the IDW books about Obama and McCain with cover art from J. Scott Campbell (see HERE).
I did a new version of the cover and Sven Strangmeyer (My creative partner on the 'Ray Harryhausen Presents: It Came From Beneath The Sea... Again!' mini-series) colored the cover.
Here it is...
And here is the finished cover with added title graphics by Bluewater...
The final cover fits into IDWs covers of Obama and McCain and was planned to fit into this other two political comics from the beginning.
I never thought about 'stealing' a design or pose here because I didn't have thought in terms of publishers or artists on this one but only from a political view because the 'comic' audience on this one is complete different.
What do you (as artists) think about the similarity to the IDW cover designs?
cout<mecha: "... a bit of bulge in the crotch area."... I bet she is just happy to see you. ... hehe. No seriously... thank you very much for your comment. I always appreciate good feedback like yours. IDW stands for "Idea and Design Works, LLC" which is publishing two other political comics about Obama and McCain as I have written at the top of my last post. Thx again!
Now on to something really BIG!
I'm heavily involved in the new browsergames company 'Rough Sea Games'!
I'm creating art for a multitude of game elements. I can't get into details yet but it really is HUGE!
Here is a first 'Sneak Peek' of an Environment image and some of the 'Making Of' steps:
Final Environment Image:
More Info soon.
I hope you like it.
Your artwork is so awesome! :3
You've inspired me!
Been a while since I checked in.
These are awsome.
I love the little 3D building.
The Hillary one just bothers me, but that's why I like it too.
Backgrounds are great too. Glad to see things seem to really be going well for you.
hey chris. cool hillary cover! [GERMAN]svens colo passt sehr gut auf deine lines.[/GERMAN]
frist impression: the idw-covers have a more cartoony style/line, while your cover has a more realistic feeling. i think the idw-covers give more impression of political satire than yours, because the lines remind me on editorial cartoons.What do you (as artists) think about the similarity to the IDW cover designs?
i'm not talking about quality, hope you don't get me wrong.
ViragoWerewolf: It is great to know you see my work as inspiration! Thank you!
cout<mecha: Thanks! ... I'm afraid my schedule will not allow this... maybe if you need it in a few years
Artguy: Great to have you back! I really missed you and your work. I hope you will be visiting regularly from now on...? Thanks for your kind words!
ArneSReismueller: Thank you for your feedback regarding the IDW covers and my Hillary Clinton one. Regarding Sven's colors and my lineart I hope we have you on board for our comic miniseries 'Ray Harryhausen Presents: It Came From Beneath The Sea... Again!' from now on? hehe
I have uploaded some new vids (the second one about colors is still converting).
You can see the vids here: http://vimeo.com/user704802/videos
This ones are for the Rough Sea Games blog at: http://blog.rough-sea.com
BTW: The vids are free and you can download every video in it's original High Definition format at vimeo!
If you can't live on with using the vids for free you can go to my website and buy me a coffee via PayPal... http://www.chrisnoeth.com
... and if you wonder about the glowing 'A' on my logo... more info on this soon
enthombed: Thank you very much! I really appreciate it!!! CU around!
For today I have something special. Something every comic book artist/writer is dreaming of... his own creater owned story. Okay... it isn't the whole deal yet, but I will show you my final promo image for my creator owned three-part comic miniseries 'MAYA' I'm writing and drawing.
I have posted some colored sketches and even a promo piece before in this thread. They all are ideas I had in mind for the grown up version of the main character as the story was in development.
This image shows a young MAYA with her 'best friend'. Can't get into more details yet... but even without I really hope you dig the first (real) promo to the series:
I am still working on the Ray Harryhausen series and will do my own right after the Ray Harryhausen mini is finished.
NO REPLIES regarding my creator owned comic? ... mhhhh... maybe I should overthink the whole comic!? ...
For today I have the final 3D image of the house I showed in the thread before. It is from my 'Making Games' workshop. You can order the issue(s) here, if you want: Gamestar Making Games Magazine (in German!)
I'm still interested in what you guys think about my first (official) glimpse of MAYA?
... and I'm on my way to bed... but before I go I have to post a new one I did some days ago for a new workshop series about low-poly character modeling.
Sorry for not updating so long. The explanation for my silence you can read soon on my site at http://www.chrisnoeth.com
Well, that´s a very interesting rabbit for sure. I´ll look out for the info.
I am curious where you´ve been hiding and for what reasons in particular of course.
A tutor once said to me: "Let your mind go!" and it didn´t come back.
Wolf@WorK aka Sketchbook
my Heavy Industrie, Military and Steampunk References/Textures (updated Oct 2012)
bbwolf: Thank you!
Here is the link to my new blog entry which explains things...
Too bad you only will do two issues of It came from beneath the sea.
Tha rabbit looks badass
Watch out for more 'Rough Stuff' from my creator owned comic series MAYA soon!
Here is the next one.
Watch out for more soon! By following the 'Rough Stuff' sketch series maybe you will get an idea what the story is about ... there will be more hints with upcoming updates.
hey man sorry I haven't dropped by in so long, really digging the updates I've missed.
some crits: the colours in the enviro looks slightly too over-saturated...i think if you make say the shadows more muted it would work better
the comic looks pretty sweet man, congrats! I think the glow around the title is a bit cheesy though...and oh yeah...her left boob (our left her right) looks kinda defying gravity there
really digging the badass rabbit and the low poly house...keep up the great stuff!
The Maya stuff looks pretty neat. The teddy Bear's expression is kind of unreadable, which makes it that much more interesting. What's going on inside that stuffed head? I agree with paperx about the boob though.
As always your work is a lot of fun to look at. I love the rough sea games enviro.
paperX: Thx for stopping by again and for all the feedback. I appreciate it! Good to have you back btw
max1975: Thank you very much! It's funny you say this about the Bear's expression because it is an element of the story
Here is some more...