I'm good man, currently serving my obligatory year in the army. Actually getting a lot of free time to draw.
Those elemental thumbs look cool, are you doing just one or the whole set?
Hey great stuff here, thank you for sharing. I really like your underwater monster concept a lot, I dig that fountain great work in the forms as well as the skin tones I need to learn from you.. and really like your little tree monster studies.
Keep posting, I will keep watching!
This is a really awesome sketchbook, i love the way you make your creatures, they are all so dynamic and creative. after reading about what you went through last year i'm glad you're posting again and in a better place too! it's cool you're keeping up with making art and doing studies, you've already got SO much skill! it would be amazing to see what you're work progresses to in the future!
Yeah, you're great! From first post to the last, fantastic!
I'm in love with your SB.
"Why explore the distant planets when my own mind is a mystery and an adventure in itself." S. Rios
"There is no bigger world or greater reality than your own imagination." S. Rios
Urötskidoji - Thanks! yeah, I decided to go for a mixture of the one to the right together with the two concepts that have branches/roots/trees growing on them. Sadly no time to keep on working this COW.. too much schoolwork.
DennisH-Art - Thanks dude! gogo draw!
Wavenwater - haha, what's art good for if it can't put a smile on someone's face? thank you!
dU5K - Glad you like it!
LordBalen - Thank you for your nice post! it means a lot. Also glad to hear you got something out of it. Sent you a PM.
Odayga - As if my saxxy artwork didn't already? haha thanks! So far, bartendering is a lot of fun. Might be a good part-time job while I focus on getting back into art again. See you around, sorry that our little creature collab has to be put on hold for now. Good luck with life and stuff!
PieMonster - That sounds cool to hear dude! glad to hear you're still drawing. Your sketchbooks is one of the inspiring ones around here! Right now I'm doing none. But they got potential so will see if I can transform them into portfolio-ish stuff
jedininjaman - Cool to hear! glad you think so! got some cool touch-ups to do on thatone that'll turn it into a real nice piece of work.
pgf95 - You bring the chocolate sauce and whipped cream and I'll be yours for one night.. oh, I mean, thanks! glad you're inspired. Gogo draw!
david skeleton - hey, glad to hear! keep on observing the world around you and ask questions. See you around
Alexanderjr - Thank you for your kind words! .. We'll see, hopefully something like "I wanna be the very best, that no one ever was" pokemon themesong!
Greenhouse - *highfive* !
Antgirl - great
Thanks for your kind words everyone! it means so much!
I'm sorry to say I had to scrap this weeks COW.. last week at my education is coming up and with that, the final tests.. so lots of studying to do.
Other than that, been working on this piece for a while and starting to finish it. A friend comissioned it, and I got a lot of freedom to turn it into a personal piece. Some kind of magic video-game forest (with elements from some of my favorite games, can you spot which 4 games?)
I'm a but unsure if it's too 'messy' with all the branches and details or if it works. I also know there are some perspective issues with the depth and size of objects (logg behind the zombie, sunflowers) Would really appreciate crits. One could say it's my first environment/narrative illustration. I've never done such a complex piece before, had a lot of fun and faced many challenges.
I've come to a point where I feel I repeat what I think I know, rather than learning new stuff. Hopefully when I get time to do studies again, things will move forward.
see you around lots of things are happening right now, for the better too.
*edit* lol just realized my sb has 250.000 views.. thats insane
Last edited by DefiledVisions; March 3rd, 2012 at 09:16 AM.
awesome man, that is like.. my ideal commission brief haha. I'm not totally convinced by that waterfall, it's coming from the sky? and the furthest bright green is a little too strong and takes away from the foreground a bit. Other than that, love it!
wow awesome COW pieces...
My only crit would be to give a little more consideration to the edges that you use. Remember to ask yourself where the focal point is, what you are hoping to draw attention to, etc etc.
Its only a small comment but I say it because I think a little more edge study could add a new level to your already excellent work.
and congrates on the 250,000 views. Thats the result of hard work
Jag skulle akta mig för killen i vattnet ifall jag var pikachu.. eller iaf göra en THUNDERSMa...STRii... eeh.. THUNDERSMDSAASHD!!! på honom.
Kul att se att du målar igen!
LOVE that video game character forest!!! Hows all the freelance work coming for you? hope alls well : )
thats some awesome plants vs zombies homage, plus triforce... and pikachu, hanging walnuts... and A+M inside a heart
critics: what you said its right, its not only the size of the elements (all the sunflowers are same size even if some are more far than the others) but what would improve its depth would be if it was stuff really near the viewer, elements that also got cut by the framing of the picture if you get what I mean (my english is limited for some stuff),for example a carnivore plant or a log very near the camera that you would only see a part of it, because at the moment its like the world you created ended all of sudden right at the bottom end of the image
on the upper part you could do that trick aswell with some of the branches probably,
it would actually make the image even more complex but also given it more depth, on the far part also the light from the triforce is probably too distracting, I mean its a very nice detail but it catchs too much attention, it should be faded out, leave it like an easter egg people will end up seeing it anyway even if it dosnt shine!
sorry for my rant, I just hope its helpful!
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Tehmeh - Thanks for your inputs! I made the backgrund a little less green and more diffuse, also textured it a bit. Decided to keep the waterfall as well even though it doesn't really have a reason to be there
Baconstrap - Oh Bacon.. I never thought you would ask .. I don't know what to say.. please.. have my babies! tackar. Stay baywcown.
Ixallus - Haha! "DefiledVisions, Nostalgiabombing your screen since 2012" new slogan?
ThomasM - Thanks a ton for your input! just what I needed to hear. Definitely something I'll keep in mind for the future.
MatejaPetkovic - brainz! good to see you
Abee - mhm! en PIIIIKAAAAA-CHUUUUUUUU *alksjdalkehrlkahsldkapowdhahsd* *10.000 volt* *död* Tack kul att måla igen.
Odayga - Thanks! glad you like it freelancework is going along nicely, might have a very cool NDA coming up soon. I'm afraid I can't say much more than that. Take care!
Merl1n - Cheers!
f1x - haha you nailed it thanks a ton for your input. I tried to play around with some foreground elements around the frame but it didn't work. I think it's too late to do anything about the picture's perspective at this stage. Really need to study depth more..
Did some work with textures and lighting to give the picture some more depth to it, hopefully all the elements blend well together and the triforce isn't as distracting as it was earlier. Thanks!
Calling it finished.
What did I learn? I have perspective issues. Back to class I guess and really read up on that! Also I realized I'm getting structure and lighting down pretty well when rendering, but have a lot of trouble with conveying different materials and textures. I'm good at rendering material and texture when rendering with pencils, but when painting I'm totally lost.
I've been listening to Craig Mullins a bit these past days and he says so many interesting things. I'll try to play around with textures a lot more when doodling to actually find out what I can do with them. Right now I'm kinda comfortzoning with hard-round brush and 1-2 textured brushes which is pretty limiting.
Other than that.. I've finished my bartender education and only need to nail one week of 'practice' before I can call myself a bartender. Which is great news! had tons of fun, so glad I actually managed to do this and walk it all the way through.. I have bad experiences in my past from giving up on things like this so it means a lot.
More good news, no more bartenderstudies = much more painting
Last edited by DefiledVisions; March 12th, 2012 at 07:15 PM.
Looks really hatcore maaan, I'm glad to hear that the bartender studies are going well. I will be happy to see more of you work. Take care
Your works are just awesome..
(love the pikachu and the zombie in your last work )
I totally agree with the others - can't wait to see more of your work keep it up
Very nice work mate
tobzart - Thanks bro!
f1x - Thanks for your kind words yeah he really likes it. Haha! well.. once detected I'm not so good at doing something about those weaknesses, but that will change!
Mightcrawler - Thanks you mighty crawlah!
Arti - Thanks! glad you like it!
Ricardo Robles - Thank you kindly Ricardo
thanks everyone! makes me happy to hear your words.
Updating with a small detail from a piece I'm working on, I don't want to show you the whole yet.. cause it's a secret piece, and I'm really starting to like it
What I really like about this detail is that I accidently created something that has the feeling I've been looking for all this time, the kinda loose, textured, layers upon layers conceptart look. Still a bit crude, it'll be much more refined once finished.
Just wanted to share this discovery, and it's definitely something I'll explore a lot more! Once I find out what it is that I'm doing, and how it works, I'll be sure to share it in an understandable way.
Det syns tydligt att den sista bilden är photoshoppad! FAKE! (nähmen seriöst berätta vad det är du målar!!)
Gorgeous work. keep it up : ).