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Check out the later pages, these are so old and more than a little embarrassing!
Last edited by monstertree; October 12th, 2012 at 03:28 AM.
Neat. Good lighting on the first one. Forearm on the girl closest to us is a bit long perhaps?
Hey miljenko, nilaffle, Orbital and mrpank! Thanks for the replies! You have made me feel really welcome here, seems like a great environment so I'm gonna stick around. The past 2 were painting scenes of 'Lost' from my TV, trying to get the colours and lighting down so I guess I did a good job .
Ive been in a slump for quite a while now and trying to get out of it, not much luck but I'm still trying to work through it. Heres another no sketch straight to throwing colours down speed paint, not pleased with it at all but I guess every sketchbook has a fair degree of crap in it so I wont leave it out.
And this too
Had a bit of a sketcharoo today, don't really know what I was trying to achieve with this but it was damn fun.
Cheers Razorb, I'm glad you like it.
Having a bit of trouble at the moment, well in general actually. I'm OK when it comes to roughing out colour, but as soon as I try and polish something up it turns to crap.
Take my latest pic, I liked the thumbnail so I enlarged and started to try and refine it. It was all fine while blocking in colour but as soon as I start to polish it, it goes all wrong (look at the nose to see what I mean) Any tips on making a piece look polished but maintain that special something I lose when I become too fussy?
That ice walker is kinda fun.
I noticed the cowboy's nose seems very refined and the rest of his face/outfit is much more blocked out. Was that intentional? Anyway, cools pics! Post more!
hey man, thx for stoppin by in my SB.Excellent start here, diggin' the digitals...about the last one, well, just keep working over it n ad detail...treat digital paint as you woud treat traditional one
keep sharing, i'll be back for more
Orbital - Haha I hate that ice walker. The cowboy started off as a rough thumb but I liked it so I started to try and refine it (the nose) but it was coming out awful because I blended the life out of it!
TheGnoll - Thanks for checking mine out too. I have the same problem with real paint, blending it so much that it turns to mud. I have to really concentrate on not doing it.
Here's a quick one for today
I'm trying out some new brushes and techniques, it was great fun and a nice little result for a 10 min quickie. This little fella materialised out of a squiggle with my eyes shut, I didn't know what it was gonna be til I finished
Beautiful pictures monstertree. You just got yourself a fan. Keep posting!
http://www.sakuhatakka.com/ - image portfolio
Thanks Spats, glad you like them.
Here's my last speed for today, been drawing all day and tired myself out.
The guy with the dreads is a cropped WIP, maybe i'll put the finished thing up once I'm done
yes we are looking
and its sketcher that got me here
I love that your drawings are colorful and lively and full of character
To see the world in a grain of sand, and a heaven in a wildflower, hold infinity in the palm of your hand, and eternity in an hour.
Hey Chaos, glad you like some of the stuff in this thread
Was messing with new brushes and techniques today, quite liked what I found so maybe my workflow will radically change quite soon. Here's a few quick things I did with my experimenting, I apologise for the unimaginative subject matter
Worked for a couple of days on my CHOW entry, as well as a painting for a friend's birthday. I'll only put my chow for now, for fear (paranoia) of her somehow googling and finding her present early.
Also been doing a lot of anatomy studies in an attempt to drag myself out of mediocrity, but I haven't scanned any...so I guess I could have waited for a few days before posting but what the hell - i'm at a loose end at the moment
Nice SB you have going on here, I'm digging the colour saturation in your recent works.
This might be a stylistic thing, but i think you should play around more with hard and soft edges. A lot of your CGs have a "soft" look to them, even if (in my opinion) it doesn't quite suit the atmosphere. Hard or soft edges could make or break a painting.
the borat portrait and the hairless cat are my favourites keep it up!