Swen's character factory: Characters, Tutorials & More Characters (updated Nov 26)
Hi, my name is Swendly. I studied Game Design & Development in The Netherlands and now I'm a full time freelance illustrator and concept artist with a focus on character design.
I started this sketchbook so I can get constructive crits, share knowledge and my art with the rest of you. Enough talking lets look at some art.
Crits are always welcome
Last edited by fantasyartist; 3 Days Ago at 07:03 PM.
nice starts, my fav are the first animal and human studies, very nice lines and dynamic shapes.Other figures are quite stiff.Try and work more on face anatomy and life drawing, i'm sure it could help.Keep this thread up, i wanna keep watching
Thanks man I love doing those animal studies too. What exactly didn't you like (or could be better) about the faces? Most faces I draw are very stylized so some proportions are exaggerated. I started doing some gesture drawings lately to make my characters more dynamic overal. I'll update soon so keep watching.
Glad you like my work I'll take a look at your sketchbook soon
Been awhile since Ive been here. Great sudies and digitals you have going on. I love your last post, the painting looks really good, but you need to define the head a little more. I aslo love the pen piece. Very confident lines and great scenery, the tiger just looks awesome. Cant wait for more.
"Imagination is more important than knowledge"- Albert Einstein
Thanks for stopping by man. Glad you like my new posts. The one with the tiger isn't a pen drawing I did it with a black faber castle pencil. I think it's like those prisma color pencils but for some reason they don't sell them here in the Netherlands.
It's been more than a half year since I last updated my sketchbook. Shame on me! I've been working very hard and made some serious progress during this last months. I have a lot of stuff to show and since I don't have time to sort everything out it will be a mix of older and newer stuff, the less crappy stuff being the newest of course. So let's start with some concept art I did for school projects and assignments.Most of them had to be done very quick so they're not completely finished:
my favs so far are the greyscale profiles in post #21 and the anatomy studies in post #23.. they really capture the contre-posto of the bodies well!... line weight is much more controlled and less cartoony which I like. Keep it up!!! more more more!
thanks I have better control over my lines indeed. The problem that I had and still have a little bit is that I like to draw exaggerated curves so the thickness of let's say the arms and legs of my figures tend to get out of proportion, but I'm overcoming that right now. Come back for more soon because I have a whole sketchbook to scan.
Glad you liked the assassin, but looking back I think I did a poor job on the anatomy, specially the abs. Actaully I didn't use any reference. I may redraw him some day. As for my anatomy studies, I'm putting a lot of work into my constructions building from simple volumes to more complex ones.
WOW! for some reason after February 23rd your skilled just vastly improved =p Your figures have a much better quality and your style looks a lot more professional. I'm glad to see you've progressed a lot in such little time. Keep up the work and i'm looking forward to seeing more!
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