No prob man, thank you for your comment as well. Waiting for your next update. Cool looking panda, nice use of shapes.
AestheticMachine: Thank you. Nice to have you here. I'll add that bubbles, thanks!
But no panda today. Haven't done anything much to him. Here's the Owl again:
made the eyes in photoshop, but i don't think it works, yeah? it's kinda separated from the other elements. I think i have to work on it again Good news is, the t-shirt label owner likes it and want to print it, means more cash for me
And here are variations of an illustration i did for a local radio's birthday event, it will have live music performances, i guess. The theme itself isn't new and/or exciting, it's about how technology supports nature or such... pretty cliche and lame, i say. And hypocritical too. Sponsors request, it must be. But, as some say, job's a job, it pays well and i managed to do something exciting out of it. I decided to make it a pixelart-ish illustration. A new thing to me, at least
I am now in such a slooooooow pace. Sorry if i bore you guys, it's just how i am sometimes
Hmmm.. look how far i have strayed here from my previous works. Heheh
An illustrated page (the box in the upper-right corner will be filled with the dialog):
An ink drawing of a pair of Chuck Nor- *shivers* - I'm sorry - Chuck Taylor
Some random sketches/studies, have been reeeally lazy with them
And finally a photo-manipulation, it's my mouth fyi, brushed teeth, just in case you guys are wondering... no?
Ooops, forgot to reply:
LAL: Thank you!
Jason: Thanks for dropping here again. Yeah, i kinda determined to swarm this thread with my mental excretion as much as possible I still slacking the studies though :/ Heheh. Post more, will you!
Ares: Yup. I'm workin on it. Thanks for your suggestion and appreciation, mate
purb: Encourage me to do more studies instead, i kinda need that. Hahaha. Thanks for comment, by the way
Kingkostas: Thank you, thank you. Let's hope the pixels made their way to the client successfully. Still got no reply from them. I'm afraid they don't like it and more afraid to be asked to do something more cliche in "magical speed" instead, it sells better around here .
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Hey nice updates!Nice lines on tha shoes and the owl looks so nice!
ok. study hands and arms, in different poses and positions. specifically, which muscles are active and inactive for different positions of the hand and arm, and the shapes they create in those positions as seen from different angles. this is what you wanted, right?...
been looking through your sb and the main issue I could find is facial placement. My suggestion is do a couple of skull studies, maybe a facemuscle study it'll help alot.
Good work so far.
purb: Haha. Yeah, thank you. Did the hand but no muscles though [READ BELOW].
Incinerated: Facial studies. got it. I like facial studies... but you mentioned muscles... uh... [READ BELOW]
Cameli & Krel: Thank you, mates!
UrbanHermit: Thank you, it's great to have you here, hope you will enjoy my future updates too (probably more Sandman stuffs, but no promises)
Here's for today's update:
and Terry Gilliam is the best
You see guys, i never done any academicky studies, so i'm not sure how i'm gonna do muscles studies as purb and incinerated recommended... but i'll try and see what i can do. Help me out
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nice hand studies and hehehe the photomanipulation is really nice.
i hope everything went nice with the client.I personally liked it very much
Oh....the owl...it looks like one eye is bigger than the other..is that intentional?
Kingkostas: Thanks, king. The pixel tree didn't make it, in case you are wondering. They don't like it and they got someone else to do it now and sadly, it's... tbh it's terrible now, i can't believe it myself . But looking at the bright side, we were lucky not to be the guys who have to do the terrible requests from the client AND we still got half the payment, so it's not that bad
Angel Intheuk: Hey Angel! Thanks for dropping by and giving suggestion and crit. Yeah, i actually forgot about posemaniac, found out about it when i drew a lot of gesture. I never like the site for that purpose to be honest, but yeah, i think i could use it to get muscle references in some poses now. And i agree about the owl's eyes, i think it's caused by skewing and distorting in photoshop to get some proportion (i cheat a little, ... only a little ) but i never noticed about the eyes, actually. So, thank you. Thank you for being helpful, glad to have you here Cheers!
And noooow... no study (yet)
Here's a couple of drawings i did recently, well at least i'm still drawing. Heheh.
A clowny character:
And it's the owl in color, still a plan, not yet finished, i have to paint over it still and add some details in the finishing stage. Did some fixes, including the eyes as Angel had mentioned.
I realized that my traditional drawing skill is suffering... I have to tell it to myself over again to do the old pencil on paper and not to line-sketch digitally ever again, at least until i have a bigger wacom.
hey i like your sketch book going to have to subscribe nice color choice in the finished rendering of the owl and i like the illistration you did very cool what medium did you use for it?
love the owl!
Some really nice updates since I was last in here; definitely digging the owl, though I think pushing values in the branch might help a little, or maybe just refining it a tiny bit more. Keep doing anatomy studies as well as imagination and life drawing and I think you'll do great. You're certainly well on your way, so just keep working hard.
hehehe yep the owl is lovely.I also like the texture feeling of the second clown.
Dont worry about the tree.The style was great.
keep up the good work
Hey there. You have a really nice variety of work, from subject matter to technique! I don't have any real critique for your work, you seem to have a good grasp on everything. I really like that scarecrow head sheet and the ramming spider though, they look awesome.
All I can say is that I look forwards to seeing more of what you come up with!
Sketchbook - http://conceptart.org/forums/showthr...=1#post2697831
Blog...(Updated more regularly!)
i would say, actually, in my opinion (for arms especially, but in general), posemaniacs is NOT so great for muscle ref. while it shows muscles in general in different positions, it lacks the technology for dynamic muscle movement. basically, the muscles will NOT stretch and grow depending on the movement, unlike that of a real human. i would suggest bridgman, bammes, and hampton for that, probably bammes most of all. you can find his german book online, as the english one is heavily abridged and most of the great material is left out. hampton goes through this as well, his examples are just really skinny compared to normal people. anyway, that's what i would recommend personally. if you find something that works better for you, great! and let other people know as well. anyway, lookin good with the studies...maybe i'll draw something up for you to kinda explain what i meant in terms of the motion/shape/silhouettes and all. take care man, i'll be back soon.
Your work is blunt and working too hard to cover it up by being "artsy". Re-f***ing-laxe, because it's a headache to look at. You called my stuff "stiff"...Jesus The Christ, you're trying to carve Mount Rushmore out of pixels. Draw a picture of a soft, fluffy kitten or something, to take the edge off of your embarrassing effort. Seriously, turn the "art volume" down to zero and just do a plain ol' life study.
Either that, or start printing the word !ART! in every square inch of your canvas. Your choice.
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