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Hi there. I am no artist, but pretend to be. I have been drawing since i was nine. Since then trying to create stuff, a little bit based on other people´s, and a little bit from imagination. I am self taught, and have not progressed as much as i would like to. I had not had time to keep up with this in several years, but here i am back. I will post some old work first. All colors and photos are new stuff (i am trying to learn how to color digitally without ever having colored one drawing on paper). I will replace the photos with scans soon. In the meantime i will keep posting photos to show progress. Please drop a hammer on all of it. That's what its here for.
Last edited by Utum; January 21st, 2008 at 05:48 PM. Reason: changing thumbnail?
These are from the dwarves sketchbook. Its a dwarven guardian. I selected the best colors I could achieve with it.
These are also from the dwarves sketchbook. They are in the queue for coloring.
I will update with colors as soon as i get to them. I created these characters for a RPG game.
New stuff after next post
Some monstrosity i created for an early stage in the RPG. The players were very low level (1) so a monstrosity for them was anything with an agressive face. They have learn that there are more monstruous things lurking around in time. But this was kind of the first encounter.
The first one was an attempt to create some fairy characters. I was never satisfied with it, and finally got bored
next is some environment from the RPG. I usually took the most significative events to draw, this one was fun, but never got to finish it. A spider is lurking in the stone pilars after the bridge.
This is also an unfinished one, although i did want to finish it before. I lost the mood. (and the paper where it was drawn is in my home across the ocean)
The monster was created as i was a kid, in my grandma's house (maybe i was 15). This is a remake from it, also a bit old but not so.
Its of course not a dwarven elder, but some monster, the elder I'll post later
Another character for the RPG. I was experimenting with using different hardness pencils. She is a dark elf with an attitude.
From the dwarves sb and from a futuristic RPG comes this cyberdwarf.. It was funny to draw it. This is among my latest works in pencils.
Yes they are about to be torn appart...maybe
This runemaster is my second coloring exercise. It has taken me a long while to get it as it is, I hope you like it. It is still a WIP
Last edited by Utum; June 24th, 2007 at 05:05 PM. Reason: updated colors
no need to post that many times, whack all those images in the one post, works out just as well. its obvious youve got a budding fantasy imagination, which is fantastic. a little non creative studying of basic anatomy and such could really help ya realise your creative visions. doesnt need to be much, but itll hopefully provide you with a better framework of knowledge on which to build your ideas.
http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...99#post2372999 <- sketchbook...
http://woopatworks.blogspot.com/ <- Blog...
Dan Valkar Thanx, dark elf(in) is on the canvas. But since my attempts at painting have not yielded the results i expected, i wanted to ruin some others first. hehe
wookiedabo You are correct for sure. I never followed any tutorial for my drawing, it just evolved into this. I once did start reading one of Loomis books, but ended up drawing something else but exerceses...:-( . Yes i think i will retake that book, now that you mention it.
This one is getting very difficult to color. I think since the pencils are rather dark, compared to the other drawings I colored (see above). I don't find a way to get the right tones. I ended up painting lots in a screen layer, which i used before for lights...
This is one of the new ones, finally found a scanner in one office. Soon I will post more updates to the previous ones
Este es para mi hermano en su cumple. Espero que la estés pasando muy bien en tu nueva casa.
I started with some ideas in separated sketches, and now i have a composition problem....let's see if i can come up with a solution before timesup. I'll update to scans tomorrow.
The topic is sky-fishermen. It must contain at least 2 characters working as a team:
Since its about fishermen, we need a fish, and it also has to be a flying fish
The layout of the action
here is how the final looks like
Last edited by Utum; July 2nd, 2007 at 04:31 AM. Reason: trying to add bigger image
this is from a 6 page comic. Each page was made in A1 size paper. and later scanned. (i seem to have lost the othe 5), the people at the contest kept the originals sadly.
This combat sequence is from an old story. I started it while I was in high school, and followed it for a while. I am going to add colors to it, so i decided to post it. Here is the first part.
I am missing a couple of drawings here, because the scan was awfull, so I'll have to rescan them.
Actually the title is no good. These are the next parts of the story board. I had to spend some time correcting the scans. Some were drawn in very bad quality paper, and I had to erase some paper badness..
This one was made in three A4 papers, I had to paste them toghether later.
Last edited by Utum; July 17th, 2007 at 10:36 AM. Reason: added the last file
Thanks for dropping in to my sketchbook all those times. I see you're hard at work here. Keep it going.
Day to day, week to week, year to year, keep learning something a little new about your craft. Patience certainly is a virtue.
Last edited by DennisCurrie; August 11th, 2008 at 04:30 AM.
Thank you, Denis. Your sketchbook is among the most inspiring around here and I always want to keep an eye on it. I keep practicing, as you say. I will try to do some serious anatomy exercises, since most everybody suggests that, maybe I'll even post the results here. Thanks for always checking.
These are the last scans of my 2007 sketchbook.
An attempt at a dropship parked in a small spaceport, technician included
A collaboration with my wife, it all started with the right tooth of the dragon vessel.
Some crazy idea of a teenager witch
The flying cat for Nina and Sophie
Watchmen at the entrance of a hidden city
I was trying to come up with a good idea for the Ice Druid contest. I didn't like the result though.
your sketchbook is a joyous trip into fantasy land. Please post more and keep on studying. I will definitely be back here to see more of your creations!
JPC: Thank you, your words are really encouraging. I liked your sb also and will be visiting regularly.
As you all must have guessed, the storyboard/ fighting scenes from above have been part of my evolution. Mostly I have used it to kill time, but the reflect how my style was changing and my view on the characters also changed.
In the last days of 2007 I went on vacation to my home country and took only a small sketchbook with me. I used it to kill time again and the storyboard continued. I have now decided to use it as an exercise, so expect to see more. These are the last of 2007. I hope you enjoy.
One of the things I have tried is to maintain the flow of actions, and not just throw images one after the other. This is difficult without producing a huge number of images for a small sequence, so one must forcefully jump some steps. But I still have tried to keep the flow (not make the characters make moves that would be impossible after the last frame).
Feel encouraged to drop crits.