I like the watercolour picture, I would like to try use watercolours too, but those I have are realy poor quality...
nice sketches of bones too...
Thanks for your comment Jablar. Do you mean to say the paint is cheap? if so then it doesn't matter, I use cheap paint brands all the time!
Here's a photo study painted in photoshop a couple of weeks back. Obviously incomplete, but I was just trying to grasp the lighting on the figure.
Awesome pencils and characters mr, so much improvement so quickly great to see hard work pays off. keep going.
A couple trees drawn from life, these are in my college sketchbook.
Amazing progress dude, love your pencil work far superior to my stuff and we are about the same age too ^_^
Cheers Surge ^^
A couple of sketches, an Elven archer in Photoshop.
Last edited by JoeS; May 27th, 2012 at 11:27 AM.
really likr the archer strong pose and silhouette. its interesting to see how you go about constructing your characters from the sketch phase
how long do u spemd researching clothes weaponry ect for a new character concept, I am clueless about how to use photo refs for character design effectivley I just sem to end up copying.
ps the samurai sci fi warrior works from where i am standing maybe adding some kind of Oriental symbol on the helmet would help convey the concept stronger. But honestly i think its fine as it is
wow really nice progress but you painting skills are way higher than your drawing skills keep it up
Every critique helps me to get on step closer towards my dream so feel free to
Ja1307, thanks. If I'm entirely honest I spend little or no time researching clothes when I design characters. However I do do independent studies on clothing and drapery, looking at the way it fits and/or falls around the figure etc, so that when I come to drawing a character I have a good idea of how to try and make the clothes look convincing. When I design a character though it just comes straight from my mind, the most important thing for me is making sure it has that 'cool' factor, cheers.
Thanks Grey Rift , and you think so? I usually get the opposite opinion. I'm trying to advance in both anyways.
Lighting study of a cliff face. I found this really difficult, you can probably see where I've used the sharpen tool to crisp up the highlights, haha, cheap :'(
These are all observational drawings done on a visit to an armoury museum,
Thanks Phattbuddha and Stpete, and yes I have actually been working on that recently!
Heres a piece I actually started a couple of weeks ago. Its very Marc Brunet inspired, I love that guys style and subject matter not to mention his sense of colour, which ironically this piece has none. Not sure how far I'll take this but its obviously still a Wip.
Heres trying out a custom brush I made. I wanted something a little rough and square that would take my mind off details at the start.
The concept is basically an interpretation of death, however I wanted to take some influence from the Raven or crow to add to his design. The first pic just shows my initial sketch.
Here an environment speedpaint, pretty much using the same brushes as the concept above. I have also been following a tutorial by Theo Prins recently and have taken quite a liking to his method of building up a painting starting with black and white first. First image is the sketch, I'm thinking about taking this one further but I'm not sure its worth dwelling on.
Nice solid work as always espc with the crow death character, think his arms might be a bit to short, so its making his staff holding hand look a bit cramped. The sky environmental pice works well its really good inventive concept.
Thanks ja! and you're absolutely right, his arms do look somewhat stumpy I will get onto that.
Sketching in the living room -
Smileface- Cheers dude!! xD
Jablar- Thank you!
Heres some environment sketches in Photoshop. I've been trying to focus a lot more on suggestion when painting recently, so I worked on these zoomed really far out, and with large/minimal brush strokes, Theo Prins IFX tutorial helped loads with working out how suggestion works. Also went for different subject matter, I usually only do natural environments. Pretty much jumped straight into colour on both of them, I am pretty pleased with how they turned out.
Random sketchbook sketches, a little more raw than the usual pencils I upload -
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This started out as a speed painting but I worked hours into it.
I call it 'Stand-Off'
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Ships lie in wait for commands, I started this one a while back but only just got round to polishing it off.
A portrait sketch of a dragon, done in photoshop -
Ok, so at the moment most of the stuff I'm uploading is stuff from at least three weeks ago or more. I'm currently back logging through stuff I haven't posted while working on newer (and generally better) work at the same time.
So here's a character design from a few weeks back. Again I was toying with the idea of incorporating animalistic features. I guess this guy is part Lion with the mane like hair and feline face etc.
Hey Jablar, urm, thanks!?
These are some self portrait studies done in the mirror, I'm not as pleased with the first digital one, and although there's some degree of likeness in both of them theres still something odd I can't shake. Anyhow, I've never really looked into portraits of faces to in depth so these were great practice.
Aaaanndd value/lighting studies!
Studies of studs...studsies?
Also posting refs from now on
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Skin tone and lighting studies from MMA photography. I think I'm picking up a lot from these, definately feeling more confident with them, and skin tones in general.
Also I should mention that I recently just turned 18!
Last edited by JoeS; September 20th, 2012 at 09:11 AM.
Another values/lighting study. This one's done from some of MJRanum's stock on Deviantart.
Last edited by JoeS; September 20th, 2012 at 09:09 AM.