Big fan of yours. Ur sb is subscribed and I check in with every update (and often inbetween). Was wondering if you'd mind me using some of your line drawings for colouring practise? (with credit where credit is due of course). I had the priviledge of attending a talk by Jason Manly himself yesterday, and Just want to do some colouring to apply the theories he talked about.
Won't be offended if the answer is no, just keep posting and keep inspiring
They look so good that's why I keep 'em in the front
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Gah! Awesome as always. My only crit would be that the middle of the B-movie-esque series doesn't read as the back of someone wearing some tech gear that quickly, I had to look a little closer and longer at it to work it out. Other than that I can't crit anything else, I'll just continue to enjoy looking..
Fantastic life drawings, and the portraits are really impressive, do you use alot of medium or turp? It looks like you don't paint with lots of thick paint. or at least in the shadows looks like almost a wash of colors.
You mentioned "I miss painting. This semester is killing me." Which school do you go to?
Caution: Thanks. The 3 panels are kind of hit and miss, some folks really dig them and some don't. I'm just blown away that I spent less time on them and got the best grades I've gotten so far.
ccsears: Thanks man. I always tend to push the highlights a little harder on the nose. I just feel sometimes that there needs to be some punch there because it's the highest point and usally the shiniest. BUt yeah, I could probably bring it down a notch. The Woman's portrait had the worst reference, all the highlights were complely blown out, and I batched the first attempt with only two days till it was due. Eh... more practice. Thanks for the crits on the 3 panels as well, all duly noted.
Jonor77: Thank you. The b&w sketches are pen in a sketchbook. It's done with a regular ballpoint pen, skillcraft I think.
Bhanu: Thanks chief. As for the paintings, I'm a bit rusty, the newest one was the first in a while, and the woman was a homework (we were supposed to render more than make fancy brushstrokes.) When I get a minute to breath, I'll work on getting back into it.
Maxetormer: Thanks you, and I'll do my best.
DanielC: Thank you. I did each B shot at about 17 inches wide at 150 dpi.
Cavematty: Thanks for the kind words.
Monstertree: Thanks for the crit. Mechs aren't my strong point, and I kind of made up the suits on the fly. Next time I'll pay extra attention.
Mr-Joe: Thanks. I paint relatively thin, but not in washes. Usually I work thin just because I feel more in control. I go to the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, and the Noah's ark illustrations were for a perspective class.
DeMoon: Thank you!
Alex Alexandrov: Thanks! Me too!
Creatinity: Thank you. I'll do my best.
I was waiting to post these with some life drawings, but life gets in the way. Here they are before I don't like them as much. 3 of 4 of persius vs medusa. Some elements aren't clear, but the emphasis of these assignments is more around composition. I'll probably come back to these. And there's also a second version of the mech from a page back (or two?). I had to change somethings to make it work in side view. I had a slightly bluer one,but no one sees the difference. Hopefully some life stuff soon.
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