KEEP IT UP, amazingly imaginative stuff. I'd like to see you do more colour.
Gotta love the line quality you have in your works
These are crazy good haha
wow im in love with your style man. such a nice feel to each piece, is it just pencil you use? and your paper looks funky what is it? lovin it keep em coming plz!!
Great stuff! Pencils are amazing but the concepts are so unique. Very inspiring. It was a treat to view, thanks.
Very nice designs! Love to see more...
SmartKyle – thank you! Color work will come lately. Now I'm focused on finishing this group of designs (demons) on pencil, since I'm not sure yet of what color palette I should use; some of them are related design wise, but others are not, and I would like them to look as part of a whole through similar colors. I mean, not looking exactly the same, but having some colors in common.
InFlame – thanks so much for the tip. I'm aware of that, though. If you take a look at my old portfolio you'll see that it has character, creature, prop, vehicle design, and some life drawings. I even had a part with cartoony designs. Anyways, I wasn't very happy with that portfolio, mostly because I had a lack of vehicle and environment design. I suck on perspective but I'm working on it. So hopefully you'll keep visiting my thread from time to time and see updates of my new portfolio!
I'm posting some life drawings (from pictures...no life drawing sessions available around here ). I don't follow a particular style while doing this. It goes along with my mood and even with the kind of music I'm listening. They're usually for warming-up.
hmanafi – I haven't had any work experience (except for a lame collaboration job that lead me to frustration thanks for the lack of feedback) and pretty much all of what I know right now is due to trial and error on a self-taught basis (except for what I learned at the animation program), so, although I'm quite honored by your comments, my advice or suggestions might only give you a slight idea or vague answer about what you're looking for. I'll write more about it at your sketchbook thread, sounds good?
Ketka – thank you!!!
Mihail – haha, thanks man
RandAlThor – I'm glad you're enjoying these designs. There are still some other left, and then I'll start coloring them, which will be quite fun to do.
Howie – thanks a lot! When I'm blocked with posing, I use photo references. It helps me understand anatomy, so then I can distorted a bit when needed. And the rendering? It's what takes the most. Gathering for poses and animal reference take me few minutes, gesturing about 3 to 5min, adding details about two hrs, sometimes the whole morning, but rendering? The rest of the day...but it's pretty much because I want to get smooth gradiants and also because I'm still learning, so it's like taking small steps at a time.
Sellis – as I said to SmartKyle, color work will come after the pencil renderings. Thank you so much for stopping by!!!
JFierce - thank you!!!
Penumbra – haha, thanks. Michael Parks' work is amazing, very unique style. I'm getting sort of blushed with all the nice comments about my designs and technique, haha, but it's actually quite encouraging and inspiring to receive such crits, so thank you so much.
hm2k – thanks a lot! Yeah, it's pencil. I use a Staedtler mechanical pencil for 2mm leads (kinda like this one http://www.staedtler.com/Mars_techni...C_gb.Staedtler ) for gesture, details and dark shades, any F pencil for light to mid shades, a battery-operated eraser, and a kneadable eraser; on Canson sketchbook. The bg paper you see here it's from the web, and I just set the lineart layer to Multiply. That's why it seems that I drew on this old-looking paper.
George Bieber – thank you!!! I give a lot of credit to the written description of each design. You can play a lot with it. You can take it literally but you can also add something, or get rid off one element in particular, give it a radical twist, etc, etc. It would be fun to come back to them one day and take a different approach.
fantasyartist – ohh, Swen. You have no idea how much Venezuela has changed in the last 13yrs. So much that when I came back in 2004, after 2yrs of a 2D animation program in Vancouver, Canada, I had a cultural shock, in my own country. That bad it is, and it goes at many different levels. I'm very open and keen about living elsewhere, way out of here, and I'm actually working on it.
About art schools, I believe we used to have very good ones. Nowadays? probably not. I mean, the design institute from where I graduated as a Graphic Designer, back in 1999, has changed a lot and, I believe, in a bad way, since a friend who is in the Illustration department told me that last December most of the teachers just left the institute, mid semester, God knows why, leaving the students clueless and I'm sure, pretty frustrated. Since I came back, I decided to learn new techniques by my own, and although slow and frustrating at times, it keeps going at steady pace.
Quinn Simoes – thank you! You will see more, for sure
Ramixton – Gracias!!! I'm glad you like them.
Thank you all for posting a comment, suggestions, or just to say hi.
Anyways, another update.
1. Two new demons. ALLOCERUS was a pain to render, since the paper had been used already for a previous render I didn't like. It was hard to get smooth gradients. Not very happy with the pose but it was an entertaining character to design, thanks to the different elements to play with: “man with horned head of a lion, horse with dragon legs...”, etc, etc. DUMMASH was fun to design to. He's called the dark angel of thousand eyes, or something like that, hence the tiny eyes over his body, the sword, and above his head.
2.Another creature from the same project, the harpy, all done around January. I wanted to stay away from the typical look I've seen before (winged woman with arms) and go for the look artists in the past used to describe them (winged woman without arms, just wings...like these: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harpy ). I got rid off the bg, so they look like stickers on paper, but as I said before, it's for coloring purpose.
3. Some life drawings I did about two weeks ago. I used photo references. I usually do some gestures like these just to warm up before sketching, taking from 1min to 3min each.
...and that's it for today.
Peace, and thanks for watching.
Insanely great! And your life drawings are really nice.
I concur with what was said already: For a portfolio more
diversity would be good. But keep digging into your preferred
direction as well!
wicked, your work is really impressive. If i had a studio i would give you work right this moment i also like the background texture you use in your sketches.
Very Nice Updates. YOur pencil rendering lookz somtimes like a 3D Model. Are you draw with just one grade of pencils?
Ah and personaly I like your work more with the blue creasy paper.
The white one you cut out in photoshop or so lookz also nice, but the blue one lookz more beautyful.
And nice studies, I like the boobs, they have a natural form and lookz correct.
Keep it up, Im a fan of your art!
wow thats some good art! have you just pasted in those backrounds on the sketchs?
wow your work is just insane,I can't help but be absolutely amazed.
I'd love to see some more,coloured stuff too.
very very cool!!!!!
I'm really amazed by how unique most of these designs are. It's a rarity these days to see someone doing it the way you do it...
THis thread put a big smile on my face today....
oh jesus! your style is so crazy! marko is right, this type of style is something you don't see every day and that it is a rarity. I'm enjoying your line weight. I'm enjoying the subtleties you have like 2-5% lines to some thick lines near the knees, 100% black near the folds to completely untouched 5-10% tones in certain areas. i absolutely admire the way you sketch, keep it up!
Damned nice, what can i say? i really cannot critique here, saying that in your pictures there are large areas of midtone gray opposed to white highlight and dark shadows is propably a conscious choose that is your style.
more like i wish for more stuff
MY SKETCHBOOK IN BIG LETTERS: http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=116474
COMPLETE LIST OF THE FORGOTTEN SKETCHBOOKS: http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...=1#post1992378
sorry, I didn't see that you have already done more! I only watched this SB and therefore I said that about the life- and figuredrawings.
NOW I can see, that you really have special skills! You HAVE to create a portfolio and show the world what you can do with a pencil! The winged creature series is great, my favourites are the first and the last one. You have an incredible imagination! Strong drawings with little lines, they seem simple and yet enormous! Fantastic, can't wait to see more!!
Oh, thanks alot, that you stopped by my SB! For my own drawings, I can say: Thank you for your notes but most of them are quite old! I did figure drawing for about 6 years now and I haven't had the time to scan everything. (It is sooo much!)
After my diploma, I will also show more of my figure drawings, digitals and children's book projects.
And I agree with you too: Music is absolutely essential in order to let creativity flow!
Hey guys! Thanks for stopping by and writing such nice comments.
Leo – thank you! My goal is to have a portfolio containing different genres like fantasy, horror, sci-fi, etc. It may seem that I'll just have a portfolio with demons and creatures, but the truth is that I was going according to a plan, which btw, I decided to modify. Instead of working on one genre, I'll work on two, perhaps three at the same time, like one daily, so then in a few months, I'd have something to show out there. Same thing with the subject. Instead of working first on characters and creatures and then the rest, I'll work on different subjects everyday. I did something similar while at the animation school and it worked out well.
Arkos – haha, very kind of you. Thanks a lot!
phoenicorn – Thank you!
Spirit – haha, nice. About the life drawings, I would like to do more than just for warm up exercises. It would help me to understand anatomy and proportions much better than what I actually do, which is good enough but not great.
Hive_minD – thank you! I'm trying to update every week, or whenever I have enough to post. Not a big fan of posting just one or two drawings at a time, but keep visiting! I'll stop by yours and say hello.
zweiDee – I'm glad you like them! I use B lead for the 2mm mechanical pencil and any F regular pencil for shading. I guess I like to keep it simple when it's about tools...although, hehe, it's because these are the ones I've learned to use so far, so. About the bg, it's a technique that I've seen before and it turned out nice and I like it a lot, but I might try different alternatives for bg once I decide to assemble my portfolio, who knows. Thanks for your comments!
Oatestwder – thank you! Yeah, just for presentation purposes.
Curehead – thanks a lot! As I've said previously, color stuff will come once I'm done with this pack of designs I'm working on. I'll color each of them.
Magic Man – thanks a lot for your comments. Of course I'll check your sketchbook, sometime next week. I'll be honored to do that as well.
lilnebo – thank you! I will
FedDark – thank you!
Marko – wow. I've been an admirer of your creations since I checked your artwork for the first time, when I was at the animation program, so it's quite an honour to have got your attention and also got some words from you. Thanks a lot man, your post made my day even nicer!!
Maerrick – thank you! I'd like to try digital sketching as well, for the convenience it represents on different aspects of concept design, but I'll never leave the pencil behind. It just rocks, and it's eternal, in a poetic way
Nettle_Mountain – thank you!
InFlame – Thank you for the kind comments. I'm glad you liked the harpies. They were quite fun to do.
OK, another update.
For this project I'm using a lot of symbolism and descriptions around religion, cults, and other sources related to them; trying not to offend anybody, including myself. There are common elements like wings and snakes, but also the use of certain animals to symbolize different virtues or vices.
In one hand I have a list of the evil characters (demons and creatures), like the ones I have posted; and in the other hand, the good ones. These are part of the good ones, capiche? done some time ago.
NOTE: the griffin is on juvenile stage, that's why the shorter wings. I'm working on the adult one now.
Anyways, all this started as a design exercise but it turned out to be so much fun and challenging that I decided to make it a full concept, with all the subjects it should have, like characters, creatures, props, vehicles, environments. Still a long way to go but what a ride.
I'm almost done with the demons, and then I'll choose the color palette for them and start coloring, yeeeeha!
Love and hugs.
Just Amazing!!!! I'm stared till now!!!! I LOVE ALL!!!
this is a trippy sb, everything is outhere and it rocks, more I must see more.
Wow this is really impressive, cant wait to see more!