looking good Ian! Cast shadow looks like it ought to be a bit harder though
The rendering on the bull is very clean. My crit there would be that I'm not sure what the material of its plating is supposed to be. I'm sure you probably intend for it to be some kind of metal, only your rendering shows that its much more matte and diffused in lighting than any type of metal plating would be, almost like it were a maquete and not the real deal. Don't go overboard, but take higher notice of speculars and how they play with texture and form.
Your color is great and I look to have this same kind of saturation in my paintings, so I'm quite jealous there. If you have any tips on color choice, please do share on my SB. Keep up the good work!
That bull thing is fantastic, clean design, awesome character, solid lighting. How's that self portrait done, shouldn't your laptop be there? My crit on the girl with the sword would be to watch the trees in the BG, they all seem to radially grow out of her head, it could end up giving a flat look I think, give it some natural looking variation maybe. Great work!
Great stuff you got man. As for your cropping issue on the warrior female i feel she is too centered. Maybe add some space behind her or more space to the front of her. Just offset her a bit. Other than that, nice colors on everything!
"Observing the world around me"
Hahaha love that painting from post #528. That character design is awesome too. She looks so cool. XD
Your work is really cool. Only had time to check over the last three pages or so but I like what I see.
Your digital stuff is way beyond anything I could crit, though maybe you tend too much towards pink/red in your skin tones? I noticed it in your self portrait and the girl with the sword. Her head seems a bit stiff, by the way, and her sword arm reads too small, even though you're going for a foreshortened look. It just doesn't seem right somehow. I don't know. I'm no expert with people so cant really put my finger on what's wrong, just giving my thoughts in the hope they help a little.
Love your pencil sketches too, and your various characters. Great stuff all round!
Thanks Candra! Really appreciate the crits, I think you're spot on and I've been vaguely aware of it just haven't faced it yet, lol
Here are a couple characters. I like blue costumes, think I played too much MegaMan as a kid
Last edited by Ian Barker; March 29th, 2013 at 12:31 AM.
Mhhh, that self portrait!
Good to see you around again. Would have been sad to see you really go, so I'm happy to see this update : )
Pretty cool colors on the first guy, but the twist of the (viewers) left arm, looks really hurtful.
I think you wanted it to look like that, but if not, then take a look at it again.
That's the only thing that dropped to my eye.
Such an amazing evolution my friend ! i 'am really impress by your work so far, keep porting i will keep looking at !
I think you have habilities (not sure of the word), you have a good level of rendering, you need to take care about proportions, maybe you can try to have more "stories" in your drawing as a cinema realisator ( not sur one more time) more dramatic lights, more composition, more "show time"... ( I hope you understand what i mean....)
Nemone: Thanks for stopping by! I love this community and I'm very happy things got cleared so I can continue on! You're right about that guy's arm, I was being lazy
Xizt: thank you very much!
dess: I know exactly what you mean, I think you're saying I should push the illustrative side instead of just designing the character, and I completely agree, I'll be doing more stuff like that
MrFrenik: thanks much
I started working on this one again, it's getting pretty close:
Quick sketch this morning redesigning Captain Falcon. Unfortunately it looks almost as silly as the original
Also I forgot to post this finished one earlier
What do you guys think of this headphone design? Would you wear them? I want to model some headphones but need to make sure I have a decent design first.
well, looks like You are a hundreds of miles in front of me in terms of skill so I'll only say: great work, really impressive.... I like your character concepts very much, headphones look great for me, but If it was me I would add somewhere in them a little stripe light source (so they would glow in the dark) but that's my twisted taste... :p great work...
here are a few random doodles. most of the stuff i've been working on lately can't be shown, sorry about that
these are all around half an hour, except the character is 1.5 hours
here is a wip of a photo study: