B-Man: Nope, not Saladin, work stuff. :] thanks so much!
Here's some more update.... First something for team chow and then a sketch for work...
The past dump looks really good and the girl on this one is really cool.. the exaggerated eyes work nice alien race?
Hey daestwen , don't remember for sure , but i think this is the 1st time visiting your sketchbook , interesting takes , courageous i might ad , but most of the problems come from the plans of the body , you need to add more consistency , and make the colors pop , you don't want that dull feel ... take care ^^
I already told you I really like the first soldier thing you did. It might seem simple but it's really effective, and the face is just awesome. Really handy portfolio stuff right there I think
I also like the Prom Queen thingy and the idea for the wood elves. The head is a bit too small on the last one, and the straps over her chest are a bit confusing though.
The ChOW is great, and the elves look really nice.. Rangers?
About the soldier I have a small crit: Usually bulletproof vests tend to be thicker (depending on the level of protection), and military ones are at least are usually thick and bulky.
Here are some examples
Apart from that, it looks great
Overall nice work and I like your style.
Some little anatomical things that are "off" that others have pointed out. Although I don't think the hips are necessarily too wide. Instead I believe that it's the jointwork. It reminds me of the old He-Man action figures in how the legs angle out from the pelvis.
I like it how you vary your digital work~ how you study from other paintings and do a lot of characters, with a little bit of a magical feel to some.
Have you thought about trying more daring, saturated colour combinations? Or reflections?
It could get interesting!
Good luck onwards!
yoitisi: Thanks! I know what you mean about the head/straps. Still gotta work on stuff!
quike: actually the vest is a very particular part of a particular uniform and usually has another vest above that, so it's thinner than the stuff you see on the marines in the pictures you provided. :] can't really go into detail above that, nda stuff, but there is a reason for the thickness! sharp eye, though Thanks!
B-Man: Still trying to work out the posing for the final, as you can see below. Hopefully the hips look better?
AikidoAl: Hullo! Nice to see you. Are the below sketches any better? (hehe, he-man!)
BlackDelphin: Thanks! I'm totally terrified of colour, but we'll see! ;P
Stuff stuff stuff stuff stuff!
Then I stand corrected
I really like the persian faces Have you read The Photographer? They remind me a lot of the pictures of Afghanistan
The wood elf looks really nice, but i would try to fix the way her right feet is positioned... Your sketchbook is going really nice!
Ooooh, I love the one at the top of this page, looks great!
Out of the persians, I would have to say that the one on the right looks best.
Real nice stuff throughout this SB, yowza just got bookmarked.
wooow those arab heads are sweet. very inspiring sketchbook! I'm def digging your ability to lay the cloth on those figures.
Quike: No, i hadn't seen that! That looks like a really great reference book, thanks for mentioning it. :]
carlosranna: Yeah, I've been having a little bit of difficulty with it, though a friend of mine promised a paint-over. :]
Xeno.: Thanks so much!
Been working on the elf. nom nom nom.
I really like how the tribal marks blend in with the hair threads, really nice and sweet detail
Glad you liked the reference
AikidoAl: Yeah, her posing is killing me. I had to drop her since no one could do the evil version for our team, but here's the latest version of it below. I'll probably go back to it later when I can look at it again.
So, below are my efforts for Team Chow... One dropped, one finished in a desperate all-nighter last night
It ended up really well Shame the elven had to drop
I really liked your team work
Some of this drawings are very good
Sorry for my poor english
shamandalie, Lot, Eva K: Thank you, each of you! I appreciate the support. :]
Some random stuff. The girl in green is a sketch I did for my sister, based on her character. You can find her original here: http://morgana007.deviantart.com/art...rium-137680252
Good to see TiPhar a little bit further on. I like this pose Britt, it suits the character well.
I think you could do with a few hand studies. Spend a bit of time drawing the hand you don't draw with in different poses. This is something I need to do as well. I've got into some bad habits with drawing hands. Also find some simple objects to hold to indicate pressure and how different a hand is when it actually holds something.
Love this last update.. and I agree with Poshspice, I'd also like to see TiPhar a bit more worked. It's really nice pose and attitude
Last edited by Quike Garcia; September 24th, 2009 at 11:07 AM.