Been a while since i visited last and you sure have improving since then, i love the quick character sketches and inviroments
keep up the good work mate
@ DK_sketch thx man
won't post till wednesday - taking rest and slacking, but here's some progress video I've made by request (btw HD available). Maybe will do more vids...
p.s. comments and critiques are needed. if I'd get feedback I could consider it and do better vid and even tuts.
Last edited by Seraph Fawkes; August 16th, 2010 at 08:17 PM.
thnx for sharing knowledge mate!!!!the sketch is lovely and improved.Some soft brighter passes here and there in the rendering part made it look a little strange so i think i liked it more on earlier stages while i watched the vid.Maybe because you thought almost the same about every material in there.I would keep somethings more matte.
Keep up man, you are doing great!!!!
@ DK_sketch thank you my friend
@ kingkostas thx man I will. and you probably right about rendering, and even more - I've almost didn't thought about materials at all this time ^_^
so, finally I've made myself to do studies with posemaniacs.com )
Last edited by Seraph Fawkes; September 8th, 2010 at 02:06 AM.
Hey, mate! Long time no see!!
Got crappy internet connection right now, so I couldn't watch your vid till the end. Nice one! But I think it will become better if you could give some "explanation" (what you think at minute x;xx, why you go for that line, etc etc). Just some neat, short comment like "Whoops... Did a mistake" or "Hmm... The pose isn't dynamic enough". Let me see your personality muahahahah!!
Well it was quite spontan... And that exact image doesn't really deserve any comments ^___^ But the next one will be commented. Maybe even some voiceover, though I'm a bit shy about that. Anyway, thank you for comment, Bluez.
Hey there, great studies.. I specially like the ones from posemaniacs.com... I've been using that site myself, it's great for both: gestures and a bit of anatomy... that's what I think at least
Keep it up & comin'!
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Wow,I love the character designs,and the detailed posemaniacs stuff is a quite interesting idea,but looks great too!
I would also love to see a video with voiceover,sooo much to learn!
Great job,keep it up!
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you are definitely on the right track! keep working on your anatomy as I'm sure you know... a few goofy things there and there such as bug eyes and tiny jaws but i am sure you will iron those out as you go. keep at it!
Wow these are some really cool concepts.
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fernandoart indeed, great source for artist
DSmith I'll finish video at monday
Liffey Thanks. I know my issues, so I'm trying to do better every time.
xxPurple Nugxx Thank you
kingkostas Thank you my friend
so, not that much of some studies this time. New year at university, and mostly I've been just rendering big works. So here's progress on the dragon... He really become my dragon, which I should conquer.
Last edited by Seraph Fawkes; September 10th, 2010 at 11:41 AM.
Some nice stuff here - I love the enviros especially. That last dragon sketch also looks nice, though that beard (?) makes it look like it has just eaten some really giant rats (I don't think I've ever seen any bearded dragon - maybe not the best idea - or should be polished some more)
And one important general remark: Your faces look off. Some less, some more, but there are minor problems with all of them. I can't really point out what's the problem with them. Sometimes the eyes are wonky (like on that video guy), sometimes the nose, sometimes the lips (video guy again). Sometimes the - lack of - overall structure. I'd highly recommend that you should do face studies - both general anatomy studies and portraits - to check if you can render different characteristics. Portraits of famous people can be especially good as others can easily point out errors on them.
Keep on sketchin'!
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Dragon's starting to look more realistic. That's great, i'm glad, that you're on to details so much. Keep it up!
By the way, see nothing wrong about the beard, that's ok for unexisted creatures to have anything that artist wants.
But faces are lil'bit strange, I give you that. Some of them are good though, but in common - unnatural... That's good idea to start making portraits)
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@ Novbert Thanks for stopping by and giving such review. About faces - yeah I know it. But those what you see here are just a tip of the iceberg. Mostly my facial studies are done in a real sketcbook. All I can say in my defense, that 1 year ago I even coudln't draw a face. I'm still pushing my stuff further, and, maybe in a few months, but my techniques will be even better. About rat tails - I can see what you talking about, but as said Naram Sinha - "that's ok for unexisted creatures to have anything that artist wants". However I do not like how thread laying right now, so I'll change it soon.
BTW, it's nice to hear from you, Alex. Hope you hadn't change much after that trip, because you sometimes such an ass.
So, I've updated (another facial and render studies, plus composition and silhouettes) plus some halfsilhouettes. Unfortunately can't right now keep it daily. However, thanks you all for feedback. Oh, and go check our Indie\ModDB page Just click here!
p.s. it's all digi, not pencils)
Last edited by Seraph Fawkes; September 10th, 2010 at 01:57 PM.
Kirill u are doing really great, and u are keeping great spirit with your later updates!!!
Great achievements in the dragon.You played really great with texture and level of detail, these things already make the image more interesting to see.Lovely thumbnail ideas and sketchessss
I am glad to see u keeping up and fighting
perfect figure works on #307 post ,imaging dragon on #316 try his eyes with read color , turn it more evil i think .
@ kingkostas thanks Kostas for you support - it's always nice to hear good words after some big work.
@ raminafshart thank you, but if you'd see previous stages of dragon, you'd see, that dragon not evil, but sad. But I was planning to play with eyecolor.
@ DK_sketch thanks for stopping by!
more sketchin' studies with a drop of design practice
and 20000+ views! Thank you guys all for stopping by and posting your comments and critiques!
Last edited by Seraph Fawkes; September 12th, 2010 at 05:23 AM.
Love seeing your posts ...
the dragon is already looking stunning ... can wait to see the finished image. I dig you anatomy under drawings on your characters ... so darn precise!
thanx for sharing and keep up the great work!
Hey Seraph, thanks for dropping by my sketch book.
Anatomy is a little wonky on these comic book pages. You need to find some good reference.
I'm seeing a few good ideas coming up as far as how you are composing these pages, try pushing it, as far as how you want the eye to flow from one panel to the next, and how big shapes align to each other.
I liked the warmer skin tones (post #198) but maybe turning it bluer was a sound decision for the overall mood.
This page is full of improvement.
Now just keep improving the anatomy more and more, since u already developed nice lines and the rendering becoming better and better.
The better the drawings become the better will be everything on them
keep up the greak work kirill
@ alexson thank you for stopping by!
@ shambok and thank you for liking my stuff ) and in the future it will be only better
@ Sonia Leticia thx, glad you like it ^_^
@ Hamsta well comix pages were before summer, and my anatomy knowledge changing almost every week ) so I'll continue it later, with upgraded tecnique
@ Silwynar feel free to come again mate)
@ kingkostas thank you my friend for such compliments - it means alot to me. and even though I'm not post often, I'm doing alot of studies on paper (just lazy to scan). Thanks Kostas )
It's always great to have such feedback, indeed you're all leaving some love on the way out )
so studies based on Zhang Lu & Jason Manley portraits, and some dude. Cheers!
P.S. sorry for large resolution, couldn't stand it. will resize later.