I'm seconding themissinglink, but other than that, all I can say is practice!
Gorgeous costume and marker work! I like how the folds in the cloak are done--makes it seem alive and the ornamental fin things on the mermaid are something I've never seen before. Are they part of her body or fastened on?
Only question I have about the mermaid is; would she have distinctive glutes if she had no legs? It seems she's have a fishy 'butt' instead but that's just me.
Maridius: Thanks! They are part of her body... At least I think so. She does have a fleshy butt, and um... that's because... um... she has two articulated joints.... that um...
okay, there's no reason, i just like bums.
I really like the "fairy tale" like quality of your style.
When I look at your characters, they make me think
of what hidden mystical abilities they might possess..
btw..have fun with those markers!
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I like what you're doing with these latest marker drawings. It looks like you're handling the values well with the medium. The designs are really interesting, but I think some of the lines don't fully bring out that aspect. For example, I really like the design of the headdress and necklass in the first image of the last post, but they seem flat because the line thickness doesn't vary much. Are you using a brushpen for the lines? Just wondering because I know those can be hard to handle (at least for me anyway) and I'd recommend trying out different sized multiliner pens as well.
These are all for Deep right? I wish I could've done more with that, but oh well. Keep up the goooood work!
I love all your works!!!
I think I'll come here more often
OH!!! And please try to post more!
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I absolutely love the mood in this one: http://www.conceptart.org/forums/att...1&d=1210694747
Great sketchbook. It trying to find things to crit I'd settle on two things. For those sketches or finished pieces using linework, try to get more variation in line width. With markers you may have to go over a line several times, but it's certainly do-able. Many of the drawings have a dead line weight, and varying that would help get a sense of volume and form. Sometimes the thicker lines go away from the light source, other times they go to the thing you want your viewer to focus on. Anyway, just a thought.
Like you, my figures from imagination are a lot stiffer than the figures from life or reference. One book that's been helping me with it is Dynamic Life Drawing for Animators by Mike Mattesi. Are you familiar with it? Someday we'll put all the anatomy, proportions, rhythm, etc. into one drawing to actually get flowing figures from imagination, eh?
Great stuff, The life drawing is rather good : )
Hey Daestwen, really appreciated your crits on my chow entry!!! Thank you.
Really nice life drawings on page one and two. Your characters are really coming along since page one. Good work, keep it up
Hokay, here we go.
I did a lot of stuff, none of which I can show you guys, as it's all under NDA. Sorry! When I can show you it, I will.
Here's the CHOW I recently submitted:
Along with the co-pilot that I ended up scrapping because didn't feel it was working in the image:
And a painting that I'm working on otherwise, based from an old drawing of mine:
woaaah, amazing fantasy character designs (and chow 124 has ATTITUDE) and that latest environmental drawing looks wicked. lovely choice of colours!
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The painting is coming along very nicely - there's a lot here to like, though I'm going to hold off on any indepth crits for the moment because of the early stage we're at. Things I do like are the composition - nicely handled, and very simple (usually the best in my opinion ). I'm also very fond of the pallet choice. The colours compliment each other very well. I am especially fond of the red in the clothing, but that's just me. I like red, and *that* red in particular, so.
You've got a good handle on the distance fade, and I'm loving your buildings. The central figure, I'm sure you are aware, looks a little wonky in the hips department - way, way too low. Easy fix, though.
All that said, I really like where you are taking this, and look forward to more updates!
All the best,
I love the way you've represented the 'high' with those lovely swoops of smoke and the little images within it. Her hands are very expressive, as is her face--I'm a sucker for expressiveness too. I noticed that you moved her right leg (our left) around between early sketch and the linework, but I feel the original position anchors her on the lounge better. It's more in perspective than when it's tucked tight under her. See what I mean? She seems to slide down but if you're going for a 'melting off reality' thing, I get it