mrgrumble- thanks timmy. every hour, i wish. I said I would update more and now I take over a week... sorry
Carnifex- thats very kind of you.. . no they're from my head. thanks man.
Beelow- thanks Beelow, I appreciate that.
Sirio_Brozzi - thanks!, glad to have you here mate.
OBX- thanks for the kind words!
Call0ps- you see improvement? that's great. thanks.
Haxxxor - thanks Haxxxor, will do.
GOBLINSHARK- Thanks goblin, I appreciate your support. and that is a very good crit. I have to work on costumes, you are 100% right about that. characters can't always be naked, that is kind of ridiculous. I'll definately work on it.
Now lets see where did I put my copy of the necronomicon?. just kidding I have no special books. The best books on drawing I have found are probably dynamic figure drawing by Hogarth, and drawing lessons from the great masters by robert Hale. even something like drawing the marvel way is a good book. (im a john Buscema fan.) well all the books generally say the same thing... Maybe I should ask you, do you have any special books? Your drawings kick ass man.
Dan Valkar- Thanks Dan! glad you like the sb.
j a k e- thanks jake. yes they are sps, I was inspired by your sb actually- you are the sp king!
okay guys, sorry its been so long. Ive been getting my ass kicked by corel painter 9.
ha! well, no worries about updating once an hour. with this quality once a week is just dandy as well im getting my ass kicked by painter as well right now, i gather he's quite the bully!
Very nice work. You have a unique style to your work. Very creative with the concepts. Small crit, some of your anatomy are a bit off. Ankles too thin, arms too long and body too lumpy. Not a biggie I'm sure you'll surpass all that very quickly. Keep these wonderful concepts coming!!
your digital stuff is great, except for the second one (the girl). and the pencil work is good, there are still some anatomy problems as darkchild said, but they will be fixed in time. really love this girl..
mrgrumble- yeah that painter is a real sob, we should gang up on him. Ill throw a bag over his head and you punch him in the gut.
darkchild- Hey Darkchild, thanks for stopping by. I dont believe in a strict cannon of proportions. I mean look around- everyones different, I think very few people fit the proportions of the vitruvian man or the doryphorus. just an example - terell owens - that dude has some long arms. I also realize that a lot of my characters are beyond the realm of possiblity but I like playing w proportions. Im not seeing the thin ankles thing (if anything I would go thinner.) I always appreciate crits even if I dont agree totally, so thanks man.
j a k e- thanks jake, always glad to see you here mate.
Machu Picchu- I know I need to work on painting since Ive barely done much of this, but I have definitely put alot of time into anatomy and Im not specifically working on that at the moment. I know its not perfect but...which one do you like the flying girl or the pissing girl?
I just did a couple sketches in my moleskine so I thought I would post them up. Wow that paper is miraculous. The line quality is about twice as good and the tone is about 10 times better than copy paper. Its pretty unusual to be good at both of these things I have found. I normally dont like rendering, but on moleskine its fun and surprisingly fast too. theres only one drawback. why is it so small? how am I supposed to draw on 8 x 4" sheets? this is probably good for leprachauns, watchmakers, and microsurgeons but i find it a little cramped. (these are bigger than actual size.) If anyone knows of a paper that is like moleskine but bigger I would appreciate a heads up. Oh and I also threw a few costumes on a couple of these characters as per goblinshark's suggestions.
Last edited by Achadobu; March 8th, 2007 at 05:31 AM.
darkchild and Machu picchu- I thought it over a bit and you're probably right. my figures are based as much on michelangelo and bernini as they are on reailty- ive done almost no life drawing so yeah they look a little unatural I guess. now is this my idiosyncratic style or something I need to rectify? im not sure, and I still think I have bigger things to work on than this but I will keep it in mind for sure. so thanks guys. mea culpa.
No problem. Like I mentioned that was a small crit, you have your own unique style developing and I don't want to change that If you were going for actual life studies and accuracy then you'd want to watch some of your proportions. But I'm really enjoying whats going on in you SB.
For paper like Moleskine you may try Strathmore Bristol Smooth surface. They come in a variety of sizes all the way to 14x17 and larger I believe. I just started using the stuff and it's freaking awesome. The Moleskines have a relatively smooth surface but I chose to use the Vellum surface for more "tooth". Dry media reacts a bit better (for me) on it. I currently use 11x14 size which is large enough to draw comfortably and portable enough for a backpack. Plus the paper is 100lb stock as compared to 24lb stock of regular printer paper, so it's really thick stuff. The even better aspect is that if you work with pencils you can erase over and over and the surface is not destroyed. Inks and watercolors will hold very well to it. Give it a try and let me know what you think.
Flesheater- thanks very much for the stars! very nice of you.
carnifex- thanks bro - it may look easy now but it wasn't easy to get to this point, I can tell you that.
Haxxor- hey Haxxxor, good to hear from you. believe it or not, my hand actually does look like that when I draw. I hold the pencil kind of weird...
and to explain what I meant - I was talking about the things you draw. try to branch out a bit more - draw your dreams, fantasies, anything that pops into your head. anyway like I said, you have a nice sb going so keep it up mate!
darkchild- thanks darkchild, we're cool and I appreciate your crits... as for bristol, yeah ive tried that - maybe im the only guy out there who doesn't like bristol but I find the smooth too smooth, floppy, and glossy and the vellum too rough. plus I probably draw to much to afford this. you know when you've got this nice paper and theres all this pressure to make a masterpiece? I prefer something that I can destroy and not feel too bad about. but maybe I will give it another try sometime (Ill have to gather my courage). thanks for the suggestion.
okay here is some more microsurgery for you guys. that was fun but Ive gotta stop cause my hand is cramping up. ive got an idea though - im gonna get a 10 x 7.5 moleskine cahier which is their biggest size and unbind it, which will give me 10 x 15 sheets. thats a pretty good size and there's always tape - crazy, but it works.
to whoever gave me the 1 - that wasn't very nice. what did I do, run over your dog? you could at least have the guts to give a reason...
carnifex- thanks man. sometimes when I start drawing there is no reason to stop until I get to the edge of the page...I want some infinite paper!
liam.c- much appreciated!!!
GOBLINSHARK- thanks for stopping by mate. glad you like the sketches. youre right those nips are a little wierd but I like em.
okay here are a few sketches. i like the moleskine but its really too small... about two years ago I strained my hand doing a lot of detailed inking and I couldnt draw again for six months. so be careful guys. I did order the big moleskine but it was delayed because of a "train derailment" so im switching back to good ol' copy paper for now. skulls and hands from ref. Ive done some other stuff too, but Im going to try to finish it a bit more before posting.
Last edited by Achadobu; March 16th, 2007 at 12:28 AM.
some GOBLIN told me this is a hot thread and jeeeeeeeeez, it really is.Accurate anatomy, wild imagination and nice soft rendering...this one of those crazy sketchbooks i really enjoy looking at.I'll be back for more....here are some stars to keep ya going.Only crit, the subjects, i know human anatomy can keep you busy for centuries, but try and draw different subjects like animals and mech design once in a while...just to give your brain some varied stimulation.
But apart from that...man, you're really good at what you do.
I'll be back