mmmh i like your style very fables, like Labyrinth, beautiful landscapes and character and i love your watercolor sketches!!
Thanks for visiting, glad it helped in some way. The painting was done on a3 paper so it's just a little under a3.
And start your sketchbook
Thanks for visiting!
Oh my, stars ;_;
Here is what ive been doing for the past 4 days. I could have finished it in two had I not been so lazy -_-
Only been finished 10 mins and already i'm nitpicking it.
First pic was just to work out the colour scheme.
The last one is so awesome!
Can you tell me what type of paper (roughness and brand) you use and what do you use for your lines? Are all of the lines inked? I think that my watercolour paper is way rougher than yours so it's really hard to use ink.
Those progress posts are magnificent. I'm in love. You have become my absolute favourite in here.
And I in fact exceled myself and started that sketchbook. If you are interested it's in my signature.
I absolutely love your style. I've been hoping to find a sketchbook with more traditional media... and your watercolor is amazing.
Great studies (especially the hands). I adore the watercolor fantasy pieces you draw, they are simply incredible! The creatures are novel and the images are very beautifully painted. I would love to see you do a redesign series of a Grimm story =)
Continue doing this fantastic watercolor work, its very fresh!
(You made me miss working with watercolor )
Thanks for visiting my little sketchbook peeps, brings tears to my eyes it does ;_;
Nubb - Glad you approve, I love your stuff too
Freddy Scribbles - Thanks! Plant studies? I think im forgetting what ive posted -_-; The lines were done with ink, unfortunately I think they are a little harsh and they dont look as I wanted them to (but is any artist ever truely happy with what they do ;d ) Im going to try watercolour outlines next time.
Sadetar - Ive forgotten...the Jinglo colour piece was done on hot pressed Saunders paper, the Mouse one on NOT Saunders. I use Arches too, im at the stage of experimenting with different roughness. I try not to do all the lines with ink -_-; sometimes I just go overboard.
Festival Bobcats - Thanks, you have come to the right place, I have no idea how to deal with digital yet
Eerin - Im glad you like it, and I fully intend to tackle Grimms at some point, hopefully try to do a picture for every story.
Dadu Shin - Glad you like
Psibug - Thanks, I dont know about wow but I do try my best!
NOW MORE CRITS PEOPLE!
OK so only a little update, some lame weapons sketches, others and a design for a critter im making in fimo. Not really sculpted properly before so I hope he turns out ok.
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Great drawings and a terrific imagination!!
Oh, Your lines. I don't even remember have I already drooled about your lines before, but they are so very awesome. And those hands are really lovely.
I also like the concept of scuzzler. I'm also pretty sure, that those chubby beings live under my bed.
But somehow those weapon sketches don't really catch the same amount of uniques and personality that other your works does. But well, what can I expect from metal tools? They are very well done, but they still perhaps fade comparing to your other master pieces. I don't even know why, I do like their desing. Perhaps it think so just cause of the fact everything else has some colour in them and are inked.
Hmm.. And I should perhaps buy something less rough paper just to experiment. I could look for example that Saunders.
And again, thank you for your post. They always make me smile and give me motivation to draw and paint. Love them, so keep posting dear.
Wow, you have made some really wonderfull pieces. Very John-Bauerish. The old forests and the mossy stones are reminding me of the Elsa Beskow picture books I read as a child.
I can't wait to see more!
"I wish to paint in such a manner as if I were photographing dreams" - Zdzislaw BeksinskiMy Happy Little Sketchbook, please check it out and help me get better!
Mike Butkus - Thanks
Bellachime - Thank you too
Sadetar - Hi again, i'm glad I inspire you so. Yes the weapons are'nt great(im not good at shading metal), they were actually copied, not my own designs because I wanted to get the basic weapon shapes so I could design some of my own...Soon hopefully..;p
Lord M - Thank you as well.
Hope I didn't miss anyone out.
Well this is what iv'e been up to - the Skuzzle minion has been brought to life ;d
He's made out of Fimo, which I nearly chucked against a wall because of how stressful it was to make him. I didn't find Fimo easy to work with, so im going to try other(less expensive) clay next time. Some nice long purple fur and he was painted with light washes of acrylic. But im glad I stuck with him, he now lives in the lounge at home.
Hey, have you checked out either of Wendy Froud's instructional DVDs from G...mon?
I don't have her most recent one, but the first one she put out, the faery figure one's really quite good in terms of seeing some different ways to manipulate fimo.
Looks awesome though!
wow your work as a whole really puts me in to another world
do you use many other mediums ?
i would love to see how you work in
oils or acrylic but wow these watercolors sure do have the "enchanted" feeling about them
thanks for posting keep up the fight !
"Poor is the pupil who does not surpass his master
You made an excellent job. The sculpt really have a good character and doesn't show at all that you had some minor problems with it.
So hopefully we can soon see more of your lovely works and those weapon desings you was kinda promising...
hi there redSquirrel! great work here, man. I love the way you show wrinkles in you pencils.. but Oçourse I like the aquarel even more there're lil works o art. I guess though the mouse studies are most to my tastes; a little rougher then most. makes m feel free to me.
Hello thank you for a kind word on my sketchbook.
CA is a great place (as you said on your first post of your thread) and now looking at your drawings I feel I am getting inspired. Controlled line and shading tones that sound are my goal.
Your watercolors has some neat mood, reminds of children book illustration, so hope you find a way to make living of your skills.
your watercolors are absolutely exquisite. Also liked your very first pencil drawing. I think to improve your drawings of the figure and portrait, you need to focus more on movement and proportions, forget about facial features or minor anatomical details for a while. actually you could try using watercolor as your quick figure study medium, it might help you to get a better general flow of the figure, it helped me a lot.
very nice art is the lineart in your paintings done with pencil, ink or paint??
waiting for you....at: www.dreamchasergallery.com ...
Funnily enough I bought it just before I started sculpting. I am an admire of her work as well as Brians, I wanted to learn some of the basics. She makes it look as easy as breathing on that dvd. Suppose it would be if you'd been doing it all your life ;p
Not so much after leaving college, iv'e sort of settled with watercolour - I just love using it. But im making a portfolio so I can hopefully get into uni next year and they want all that sort of experimental stuff so I probably will be using a bit of everything sooner or later
Thanks, i'll get round to it, I promise
Thanks, it's such a nice feeling to know I am inspiring people
I'd say thats a very good idea. It did cross my mind to use watercolour to sketch out things like that, rather than pencil and such. My figures need improvement big time. I'll have to start making a list of peoples suggestions
Generally whatever I think would work best at the time. I dunno, sometimes ink seems a bit harsh so I may start using a watered down sepia wc to outline things, and sometimes I prefer the more subtle outline of pencil.
Now stop replying people, i'm trying to aim to give big juicy updates once a month and I cant when I want to reply to all your comments >8O
(Please don't stop posting ;p)
Some still life quickies, (if you call 30mins - 1 hour each quick) wonky hourglass GUARANTEED, and a heavily gold inked woman..angel..thing
Hey, thanks for the comment!
I really love what you have going on here, it makes me a bit nostalgic for childhood bedtime stories.
The watercolors are top notch!
ooh I really like your sketches and illustrations, has that dreamy fantasy feel to it, I can't wait until I can do crazy stuff like that from imagination!
Wow! Absolutely stunning. I love that woman-angel-thingie you did. I just have to ask, is it finished or will you ink her face and add ink to her hair in the back. Anyways, it's brilliant. I love the colour scheme, the golden thingies.. Well the whole pic is just awesome. More of those darling.