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May 7th, 2007 #1
Pages from the rainy city
Jump to the end for some newer work!
but feel free to browse through the time capsule that is this sketchbook thread,
some old stuff i dont hate yet throughout!
A little update of where I'm at now
Finished school, living in Victoria BC freelancing
(mostly design right now but hoping to update my portfolio and move into the illustrative arts a little more. Not that i don't love design, i do, but I genuinely want to draw for a living, not just conceptually.)
I have a great studio, where i can work on a variety of projects simultaneously, and a fantastic circle of artists animators and illustrators that i hang with here and get tons of inspiration from (maybe thats why I've been neglecting the online community?)
anyways, here's a little bit of what I've been up to lately!
Lots of gouache, just getting into it again, and I'm loving it for so many reasons!
Expect lots more of that, some cut paper and marker work from a street art phase i went through earlier this year with wheatpasting, and some digital work.
(I'm fairly behind in my digital skills, i still have the same tablet from when i was 17,
its a relic and it only has a 4x6 working area, but it works right?)
So the last couple are from the past few days, and everything before that is kind of a selection from the past year or so..
I'll try and upload more frequently so i don't have to do as many of these retrospective posts.
Last edited by silarvalla; March 27th, 2012 at 02:33 AM. Reason: image update
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just a couple more, the first two are from today..
May 8th, 2007 #3Registered User
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May 8th, 2007 #4
great sketches dude.. and welcome to CA
May 9th, 2007 #5
Thanks guys! the welcome and feedback much appreciated
-i should color somthing..i seriously need the digital color practice so..yeah perhaps soon..
some new stuff
the first one is from today
Last edited by silarvalla; May 9th, 2007 at 02:47 AM.
May 9th, 2007 #6
Great start! Your drawings have a huge graphic art vibe, I love it. The poses and ways you coordinate everything on the page has comic books all over it. Maybe you should look into doing pencils in that field! You'd do great.
May 9th, 2007 #7
May 9th, 2007 #8
Wow - really good work!
You'd make a good comic book artist and I love the way you can fill the page with pencil detail that seems clean and well placed without clutter - Don't know if I can doodle like that - too impatient
May 12th, 2007 #9
The scythe girl and the last one are awesome. Please do venture into coloring, trying to conserve the beauty of your pencil work. I'm eager to see your sketchbook evolve.
May 12th, 2007 #10
May 12th, 2007 #11Sheriff
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May 13th, 2007 #12
Gah! comments, thanks guys..such good feedback!
as far as becoming a comic book artist yeah definitely a dream job of mine, i'v been working on a graphic novel of my own this past year, its just in its conceptual stages right now, working out the story, characters and environments but its definitely my brainchild...
its going really slow though because of work and school
hopefully over the summer i can get some more done
as far as posting more, and more color work thats easy enough
coming right up!
the first one is from this last week
and the rest are from school. all the paintings are in oil (the second to last is a self portrait) and the third is just a random pen sketch.
*sorry the paintings scanned really dark..
thanks for checkin it out!
May 13th, 2007 #13
real sweet work here, love all the shapies and lines and your way of rendering. great stuff!
check the Tensai Tokyo Sketch Thread (Sketchbook)
check the Tensai Cityscapes Thread (Finally Finished)
Originally Posted by strych9ine
May 13th, 2007 #14
Wow!! Such clear detail, as mentioned already!! I love that pencilling! To be able to do that and not smear a hand all over the page...WOW!! Very nice stuff, and awesome perspective and foreshortening!
The paintings have a richness that I can't quite explain, but I love them!
May 13th, 2007 #15
May 13th, 2007 #16
Hey there, I thought I recognized this art from somewhere else...and the name of the sketchbook. So, you get my first post. Your work is really great. I love the way you make your bold pencil lines work so well with the sketch. I can't wait to see some more from you. Have fun!
May 17th, 2007 #17
heh thanks everyone, glad you like
(civichbca91- you probably saw me around the PK forum, i kept the name of my sketchbook the same..thanks!)
i finally got my scanner hooked up to the new computer (my old one crashed)
so i can upload again...
no photoshop though so im seriously limited in the cleanup and color managment capacities (also issues with re-sizing so they're a little big..sorry)
anyways first up is a marker sketch, just letrasets and black line and then a couple pages from my sketchbook
thanks for lookin
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I like your pencils, you do some sweet curves and designs. Great rendering also;
Looking forward for more
Last edited by Sonaj; May 17th, 2007 at 06:26 PM.
May 18th, 2007 #19
Awesome stuff so far! I love the gypsy and death lady pics. What school are you going to? I went to VFS but I wish I had gone for something more like Emily Carr(not saying VFS was bad but my choices in art have shifted away from sci fi and animation). You shouldn't have a problem finding work in Van. I miss that place!
May 19th, 2007 #20
May 20th, 2007 #21
Thanks guys, glad you like
sketch-i pm'd you back about the questions so no use writing it twice..
just a couple new things
some marker and oc stuff (new to opencanvas sooo fun..somehow easier to paint wth than photoshop..wtf?) turns out i can do some digital now, pretty sure i cant import hand drawn sketches though, so its all just tablet drawn stuff.. sorry the oc stuff is so big cant really figure out how to re-size properly, i could only crop...
any feedback would be great
thanks for lookin'
May 20th, 2007 #22
May 24th, 2007 #23
Great stuff!, I really, really like your pencil work. A strong graphic style. I hope you're making something out of it.
Thanks for the comments
Last edited by JPW; May 25th, 2007 at 08:24 PM. Reason: I missed a 't' and an'!' out. You're really, really good. Keep it up
November 13th, 2007 #24
time for a revival i think,
i'v amassed a decent amount of work since my haitus (mostly the fault of summer and an insane work schedule)
so heres some really recent doodles from my sketchbook
as well as some older digital stuff.
paintings and life drawings to be uploaded later.
the first is a sketch of some kids from class
the next is just a random bus doodle
3rd is conceptual work for a sleeve for a friend of mine
4th...more bus doodling
i'll upload some more finished color work next time
thanks! and feedback welcome
November 13th, 2007 #25
November 13th, 2007 #26
Damn...that´s sketchin...could look at them for ages...buttahhh,
gotta go practice, hehe.
Keep coloring too, see ya...
November 14th, 2007 #27
thanks guys, sketching is definitely where i'm most prolific, im trying to do more painting but honestly the most down time i get these days is on the bus...
heres some digital stuff i did at school with my new comp
first is an illus. i did for my digital applications class
just having fun with lighting effects and a muted color palette, its neil gaimans death (his books are sooo fantastic)
the second was my chow entry
for chow #95 the squirrel mage
the last is an oil painting i did to warm up for some landscapes for my illustration class..about 45 min on this one, its aprox 6x9 in size
i love oils...
November 16th, 2007 #28
just some more older, digital stuff
November 16th, 2007 #29
November 16th, 2007 #30
hey sketch, thanks its good to be back, some motivation to do projects outside of school...
im going to capilano college in vancouver, its the idea program, so its illustration and graphic design
here's a couple of oil paintings im working on this week,
the first is part of a series of personal projects im working on
the second is half of a 2 part painting for my sister, i uploaded a thumb of the overall scheme of the painting, really rough, but you get the idea..its a super fun project..
man i love working in oils