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last night i had a dream they made a movie about the life of the artist Egon Schiele. Egon was played by Johnny Depp, which is the ONLY way you could make that movie and have girls watch it without them saying "EWWW EGON IS CREEPY, HE DRAWS NAKED UNDERAGE GIRLS"
but hell, throw Johnny Depp in as Egon and it becomes sexy.
anyway i awoke and purely from memory tried to emulate Egon Schiele's style (his elongated curvalinear exaggertions of form and sickly thin models)
then just now i dumped the same old goddam photoshop filters that i always use to color it.
cutout filter and color halftone. zzzzzz
maybe i'll keep trying to emulate Egon's style for awhile, i'm not satisfied with this image.
 was roaming around online, aparently there is an Egon Schiele film that was made in 1981.
Last edited by Grief; October 20th, 2007 at 08:59 PM.
It is a very interesting project you are embarking on- emulating shiele using digital tools. The main differences I see between your style and his, is that he had a much more organic line. In your first attempt, you seem to have captured some of shiele's elongation/exaggeration sensibility, but the line style is still uniquely your own... which is probably a good thing.
alright there's a lot of things i really like about this work
it's real hectic and choppy
but in an excellent way
the only thing that bothers me is how anime-ish the eyes tend to be
should that be remedied, this style would be really amazing
the linework was far more egon~esque prior to me giving it my usual thickness.
thanks. there are several elements that i feel are too oversimplified and stylized, the eyes being one of the more notable areas of focus. i'm slowly edging away from those tendancies, but they still linger in my work.Originally Posted by brandonall™
strong in black and white to hide the fact that i suck with color.Originally Posted by cucak
alright folks, let's get to some new crap, you're not here for me rambling about myself.
1- egon schiele emulation. ink on paper, digital cleaning. this time i had some images as reference to his style. figure was created entirely from imagination, line quality is thin, which was actually hard for me to do.
2- random japanese model image i found online turned into a digital illustration. drew it in three layers. just trying to keep my hand in practice on my new lovely wacom tablet.
3- i like drawing hooded sweatshirts. and girls.
4- some old hag i invented from imagination. grainy photoshop brush. i dont' like the image because i kept hearing "COME GIVE GRAMMA A KISS SWEETY!" as i looked at it.
5- self portrait with graphite (HB mechanical pencil, 3H and 5H pencils). i pieced the pose together from about eight images i took of several sections of my body. yeah, i'm actually that thin. here's one of the images FANSERVICE. look at me mock those myspace emo turds. ah, the sattire is so rich and creamy.
designing Marvel Inc. Enterprises' 2007 annual report as a mock assignment.
a few scribbles i made as generic comic panels. i probably drew them faster than they take to load on this page.
can't be worse than the feedback i get from my fellow art students here at college:
"uhm dude, you spelled Hitler wrong."
really cool designs. I could def. see some of these on a t-shirt.
You seem to have a really great grasp of design, color, etc, but a pretty poor concept of anatomy and form.
I would suggest if you really want to push your human figures further, you throw away all your previous knowledge and start from the beginning. Try to go to some figure drawing classes and draw a nude model, try finding pictures off the internet to draw from. Look in some Andrew Loomis books, break down the human form into stick figures and shapes.
i can't use the Pen Tool. for god-knows-what-reason Adobe made the functions of the Pen Tool different in Photoshop than in Illustrator. so it confuses the hell out of me becaus eit never behaves the same.
here's some bad scribbles
1- my friend getting slapped for wearing a fake moustache.
2- just circles i drew, nothing fancy. i like the texture it created.
3- a really crappy speed painting fake landscape, thingy.
4- maino drawing of takeda's butt
5- i drew this on the back of a quiz i had in class. the professor collected all the papers (mine was on bottom) and he was holding the stack of quizes out in front of him and everyone saw my stupid karate-chop picture and was giggling. kind of awkward, i tried ot play it off like i didnt know whose quiz that was.
two quick works soaked in all sorts of japanese spicy secret sauce.
1- emulation in the style of japanese artist Aya Takano. i love her work. it embraces my imagination like warm laundry.
2- chibi manga super happy time punk rock girl team vegetable funk guitar adventure mega music feel good picture.
three pencil works from last night. these are abosolute trash, but i learned quite a bit making them. trying to get confident with bold marks instead of worrying about miniscule details of perfection.
1- penelope cruz, from an image i saw on this guy's sketchbook. 1 hour. sloppy and loose, probably how she is too.
2- random asian model, done quickly. nearly 30~ish minutes
3- model via met-art, again 30 minutes.
underoos and ink. about 3 hours.
pose referenced from a photo of a model named Kat (used the same image a few times lately), but lots of alterations and stylization. Prom's Sketchbook reminded me how great impossibly low-cut panties are, and yes that's a Metroid on the small of her back.
Last edited by Grief; November 3rd, 2007 at 02:06 PM.
altho i can definately see the manga influence in your art, i think you need to pay more attention to your anatomy(of the body and face) while most manga characters have big eyes and pointy nose and what not, yours look distorded and out of shape.
working on a series of narrative environmental (i'm really new and awful at digital painting) pieces. i usually tell people to stay away from 'making it up as you go', but i'm having fun not knowing what the image will look like, and where the story is leading, its a bit of learning technically and conceptually as i progress.
i'm utterly dreadful at creating environments, and theyre coming out pretty simple and cliche, but hey gotta' start somewhere.
also a sloppy color-job for my previous inked work (see above)
more digital scribbles from last night.
1- Opencanvas (~5% photoshop for the dotted brush lines), 1.5 hours
2- OpenCanvas about 10 minutes
3- monochrome lovers modification. i forgot to mention that it's directly based off of THIS online image. and yeah 'monochrome lovers' is the name of a Pillows song.
i love your work. So beautiful. I love the lasts ones the best ^^
An Artist, but then again, not an Artist.
I love Anatomy after studying history of Art.
No sketchbook as of now.
Big thanks for your advice in my post. ( I say that here because its posted in the wrong forum and I dont wanna bump it up)
I really dig your work. Hmm I'm really no good at critique. But I'll try. Ok so in my personal opinion - you realistic pencil sketches could use a little finer strokes. But that's a very personal opinion.
On to another point, one I consider less objective (and other ppl might have said this I didn't read all the posts) is that you anime picture (some of them) lact symmetry. So try flippin' them in photoshop. I really like that "stencil" angel in the latest ones. Keep it up.
really like that last one.
also... the thought of johnny depp playing Schiele makes me want to cut my face off. Don't get me wrong... i realize it was only a dream.. and considering some of his work... i like the guy (as an actor). but schiele
I'd be afraid he'd make him act like a drunk rolling stones member. Nikolai Kinski is playing him in the movie Klimt. I haven't seen the move yet... nor have i ever seen Kinski act... but he seem like a worthy match...
zeitgeist: i was entirely unaware of that klimt movie, i'll have to check it out. (the review of it on imdb made it so sound bad that it might be good)
here's two portraits in an adorable hat.
1- pencil on paper, 20 mins
2- while were still on the topic of egon, here's a schiele style portrait. digitally altered the color to make the paper not as ...white. and looks like i'm giving the Four-Horseman salute. WHOOO!
i recently filled my sketchbook and went out to buy a new one.
ive been using strathmore 11x14 60lb sketchbooks. nothing fancy, ive just grown used to them.
the bookstore i frequent no longer carries this specification of sketchbook, but now has some local art distributor which has really shitty quality bound sketchbooks. its like 1.50 more expensive too, and the paper weight is a whopping 40lbs.
i bought one because i'm an idiot, and i'd hate to blame a bad sketchbook for bad drawings, but i just dont feel comfortabe spending time in this thing. i'm too cheap to toss it and buy a new one, so i'm feverishly going through pages trying to fill the damn thing so i can be done with it.
anyone have any preference for a lovable sketchbook that i should buy?
i want to treat myself to something fancy after this ordeal.
portrait, me in class.