crossmirage, you really did what I said haha. But frog legs? eugh!
They look quite accurate though, which is a plus. And the self portrait is quite good. Can we see more please?
Thanks tons for visiting and leaving feedback guys. More comin' up!
Wisdom tooth removal surgery and compy problems killed me. Oh nos. Have a tengu egg sculpture I found in a book, as well as some misc. stuff:
Today's study. I forgot to take pictures of WIPs
Hey, crossmirage!! Awesome progress here, and I see you minded the suggestion above about saturating/desaturating colour to make things pop out! I notice you lightened up the farther arm and fist, and that's a good way to show distance. But you could even darken, sharpen, etc. the close arm because it is closer to us than the rest of the body. That too might bring out the figure more.
Oh, and the foot on that purple figure's right looks to be pivoted a little TOO much; that fella could end up doing the splits--it looks "slippery"! Mind you, I can do that and beyond with my foot, I just know that's what usually happens to me when I put my feet in such a position. Just make sure the stance is in a way that makes a viewer feel like, "Okay, that character is standing SOLID on their feet!"
Been in a serious funk these months... I don't have much to show besides some CHOW stuff and a little WIP thing for my ladyfriend. ;_; Feel free to let me know what can be improved. Or something.
I'm irrationally terrified of doing full-blown realism though. Maybe it's because I always get very impatient with myself halfway through, and the slightest mistake throws me off.
Thanks again for the comments.
The above WIP finished.
Next up is a robot thing from my dreams.
A little something I'm working on, I hope my anatomy isn't as wobbly as it used to be. Didn't post my Loomis/Brigman etc crap because they're just copies of the stuff in the book and I don't think they're worth showing
Nose will be defined later with coloring
oh god how did this get here i am not good with photoshop
I need better ways to color skin and simulate texture
poopy poop and some photoreferenced poop
Also trying out my speedlight.
Finished that thiefyroguey girl up there
And a couple doodles. The bottom one is dream imagery.
I'm sorry I neglected you, sketchbook. Are we still friends? How can I make it up to you?
Last edited by crossmirage; February 17th, 2011 at 09:47 AM.
Someone challenged me to color with crayons, and so I did.
Decided to paint some well-dressed gentleman from 4chan's /k/
Wow, nice stuff in here!
I accidentally a study.
Albert Edelfelt's Portrait of a Young Lady.
Last edited by crossmirage; April 15th, 2011 at 09:49 AM.
Heya - told you I'd pop by and I need to start keeping my promises to people on here.
I also quite like the last one - Portrait of a young lady. I actually think it's quite close to being awesome - right now you have too much flat colour in there, but the colour that you do have are going in the right direction. You have the peach and red skin tones playing off one another and the very light cyan-ish highlights to sculpt the form, they all just need to be a little more loosely applied. Kinda want to see brush strokes wherever I look - with subtle teals and lavenders woven into the fabric of the surface rendering. It also needs more edge variation I feel, and just some general sharpness. Feels a tad on the blurry side.
The IDW#138 entry is a wonderfully macabre and playfully morbid submission - I think one of your stronger entries in this thread. Watch the layout - pretty segmented and boring and I feel that the chains could have made it a ton more interesting and dynamic, but it's not that big of a deal.
Give this thread some more love!
Hurp durp more dreamthings.
Last edited by crossmirage; May 2nd, 2011 at 06:36 AM.
I keep thinking I can draw people. I can't.
really cool concepts and some lovely paintings. I will have to come back for more!
"This is a paint and pixel-splattered furnace that forges the swords of artistic mastery. This is a place where swarthy and belligerent dwarves drink turpentine mead, berate their apprentices and slap the trade into their skulls. It's where the anvils are made of graphite, the hammers are as true as rectangular marquee selections and the fires burn with the light of a thousand lensflares." --Jason Rainville
Real life sucks ass.
extra lovey dovey, sappy-ass crap woo
I've improved a little bit at least, I hope. I'm still terrified of drawing more than one figure in one image.
Sorry I haven't been drawing. Troubled times.
Lady is photoreferenced. Original photograph by Mick Waghorne.
Last edited by crossmirage; June 15th, 2011 at 11:52 AM.
This robot may or may not be high.
Food poisoning sure is fun!