December 24th, 2009, 08:36 AM
changed the propeller system
December 25th, 2009, 07:39 PM
tightening this shit up, i need to change the propellers again. I'm having a hard time with them but what's life without a few challenges.
December 28th, 2009, 07:24 AM
I like this propeller design. Making them apart of the creatures anatomy got too complicated.
December 28th, 2009, 06:23 PM
feedback is generaly reciprocated. give a bit of critique to others and you get it back
preferred the propellers where they were.. were a lot more dynamic and interesting to the composition to have them diagonally. i dont think the problem was the positioning, more how you did them
just draw some normal propellers, use a circular selection tool in photoshop and apply motion blur or something to give that effect. much more convincing. i think you could have challenged yourself more with the colour as well, the whole thing is basicaly purple with a bit of orange which works well, but varying the hue a bit, throwing in some blues, reds, greens, would really set it off, especially as far as the creatures concerened, would make it a lot more interesting. i dont think a creature exists in nature that is just one uniform hue throughout without subtle variations especially at that distance. try making the skin darker around parts which receive physical contact to show the skin is thicker and give it more of a texture
December 28th, 2009, 06:31 PM
i just checked out your rprevious versions on the other page. the first painted one looked better in terms of contrast, the value of the purple was a lot darker so the creature popped out of the background whereas here it does it all looks static. the previous design of the propelers looked better as welll, with the rings round them
also if you wana make something look dynamic especially if its flying, tilting the creature a bit or even tilting the whole image a little really works it
December 28th, 2009, 07:21 PM
Thanks sleep for all the feedback. I made it pop more from the background and edited the color balance so it's not so uniform. I also took your advice and tilted the creature a little, I like it better now thanks.
December 31st, 2009, 06:00 PM
I bought a little moleskin sketchbook the other day and I've been carrying it with me everywhere and doodling whatever comes to mind. Here are a couple pages, more to come soon.
December 31st, 2009, 07:59 PM
December 31st, 2009, 10:43 PM
January 1st, 2010, 02:06 AM
January 2nd, 2010, 12:29 AM
January 5th, 2010, 05:40 PM
Slow process, I haven't had much time to work on it. tonight though I should get able to work on it a lot. I also have more sketchbook pages to scan and post.
January 6th, 2010, 12:46 AM
You're doing okay here! For that last piece, i think it's too static, the pose is the main problem i guess, along with angles. But i have to wait and see tonight's progress first, before saying more, i don't want to intrude your workflow. I'll be back when it's updating
January 6th, 2010, 06:08 AM
Thanks for the comment, I did some more work on it. I think it still needs a little more work but I'm too tired now. I'll go back at it tomorrow with fresh eyes. Also here are some sketchbook randomness.
January 6th, 2010, 02:17 PM
Your sketchbook randomness is fun to watch!
About the painting piece, i think you could direct the back guy's eye toward what the front guy is aiming for, it can add the drama feel of the piece and make it more solid. People tend to follow what eyes are looking at, while in your piece there's only two pair of eyes, having them in different direction can lose the focus in your image. .
January 7th, 2010, 10:22 PM
thanks for the tip, I agree with you about the eyes so I made that change.
January 11th, 2010, 03:30 AM
working, been a few days since I been able to paint
January 12th, 2010, 03:42 AM
I need to buy a new scanner... until then it's going to be hard to update any new sketchbook pages. In the mean time, here is some more process on this painting.
January 12th, 2010, 08:03 PM
Wow, playing around with painter really for the first time... it's fucking awesome!
January 13th, 2010, 03:41 AM
Having lots of fun! it's sad I've had painter for almost 2 years and I'm just now playing around with it
January 14th, 2010, 10:48 PM
I don't like the background... so I think I'm going back to the drawing board with that.
January 16th, 2010, 03:07 AM
Let me know what you guys think!
January 18th, 2010, 04:34 AM
January 18th, 2010, 08:05 PM
This was a WIP for this weeks CHOW, i didn't think I would get to finish it. Luckily they extended the date another week. I think I may start over though.
January 18th, 2010, 11:57 PM
January 19th, 2010, 01:16 AM
Loving those moleskine sketches!!! I would say that the digitally painted characters you have look a little bit stiff, you might want to work on loosening up your painting and focusing on gestures/lines of action. Or maybe there's something about your transition from drawing to painting that's stiffening up the finished product. Either way it'll work itself out with time. Looking forward to seeing more!!!
January 20th, 2010, 08:19 AM
is it just me or has CA been really slow lately? anyway... more CHOW progress...
January 21st, 2010, 05:49 AM
I'm just about finished with this weeks CHOW. any suggestions are welcome.
January 22nd, 2010, 06:00 AM
January 23rd, 2010, 04:53 AM