For Kei Acedera's Sketchoholic Challenge
It sucks that you didn't get too submit your entry to the contest.
Tho i think you use the color balance too harshly, only use it a bit.
quick sketch of weird mauseleum from dream I had
C.O.W. entry for the new year contest: 2010, merpeople on planet Europa. I was doing like 5things at the time, didn't feel this was ready to enter in time. Shoulda just entered anyway.
This 30 minute sketch could have been way cooler if my computer didn't keep locking up on me that day! I will rectify this with more ram as soon as I can afford it!
"Witch's house" Rather than try to beat this into shape, I think I'll come back to this theme sometime later down the road and do it right from the get-go
despite the irritating lag during this half-hour-of-power session, I think this piece is at least compositionally sound
You mean for the Desouza(sp?) challenge? Yeah, I thought it'd get recognized at least... oh well, I think it didn't stand out as a thumbnail... Bobby said it was cool though.
Thanks for the compliments man, I'm workin' at it!
Done for "burning man" hour-of power... it was a good entry, but hours of further tweeking and inspirations made it perfect-ish. Thanks Jakeh for influencing this as I worked on it.
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these two were against leebleeb and were 30 minutes each. Noted improvement on second piece speaks for the notion of "warming up"
the colors look beter with hulk at the end of this thread, but chronologically he should be first
Metroid themed. this contest went about 35 minutes
Chiustream, 1hour, "1000 year old creature"
The following Chillstream, 1 hour, "fox woman"
Thanks for stopping bu my SB.
You also have some fantastic creature designs, and some really imaginative pieces. My particular favorite is the Raptor girl from the last page. Great work and keep it up, I look forward towards seeing future designs.
Sleep deprived and having worked all day on assignment, I gave Dylan Cole's chiustream challenge an ambitious last-minute effort.
This may not be too successful a painting, but I stretched my gears artistically and had fun winding down for the evening.
Of course it didnt upload in time - a 5 minute window was silly of me, I should have known but I was so sucked in!
I'm happy with my new found love of landscape compositions, and will have fun pushing this even further in days to come!
First off, let me just post a few old Chiustream entries from way back in Sept.-Oct. :
"Evil Pikachiu", one hour, mid September
"Scary Plant" 30 minutes (this was for a fan's-run challenge, held in the chatroom, after chiustream had ended). Cerca October
"Tall and Grumpy" 1 hour, cerca October
"Superhero or villain as a creature" Venomsaurus baby! 1 hour, cerca Oct.
Okay, now on to newer stuff, from Chillstream competitions - all from within the last week.:
"Her Dueche bag Ex" 30 minutes
"A sensible dragon in a cityscape" 1 hour (not my photo, here is link to original - http://www.cse.iitk.ac.in/users/aurko/gothenburg.jpg)
"A Giant Penguin collects a preying mantis in a steampunk universe" (thanks to steambot.com's random topic generator on this one) 1:45
"A decomposing cyclops communicates with a scarecrow among the mushrooms" (thanks again, Steambot 1 hour
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lemme just upload these... computer so slow... most of these are old, just wanna post them before they get older... I'm improving so quickly, stuff I did a month ago looks like crap
Latest enviro study, got a bit stylized
"naked, skull-faced, midget nazi" half-hour challenge... then I doodled on it after time was up... experimenting with brushes in Sketchbook Pro, coulda saved time by just painting it up in photoshop
Page of random doodles... I have a lot of these, must convert to Jpegs so I can just post 'em up and forget about them. It Occurs to me to just post everything I draw, not just the better stuff.
An old favorite, revised a bit, color added. I'm improving this style with each new piece and I think I will focus on it as my illustrative concentration. Going back and reworking the older ones is helping me see how to make newer ones quicker. I'm thinking to sell these as prints.
Chiustream hour of failure... started as a decent study of this head model he showed us, but in my rush to make it a unique creature, as per the assignment, I messed it up horribly :/
30 minute skulls with no reference = craptastic
done same night as "chicken frog" dunno why it wasn't posted, except maybe I was ashamed of the lopsided proportions...
this was a "ninjaninja" 3o minute challenge, between Leebleeb and I... what you see was later given contrast and color adjustments in photoshop... Leebleeb told me "from my p.o.v. there is no lighting in this piece"
this was where I took that first ninjaninja, that first night, after the challenge was over... at the time, I still considered this a w.i.p., hence not-posted till now... it's good enough, let's move on to new things
This one hurts to look at... "30 minute hands, no reference"... in a way, makes me wanna redo this challenge, knowing what I know now...
Thumbs for a fun illustration idea that may never see the light of day... based on the My Little Ponies dragon, Spike... and the fact that he has latent pony-chomping instincts which occasionally get the better of him.
random quick dragon sketch from months ago... worth resizing to post here? you tell me, there's plenty more like it to upload...
The dreaded Scrotoro, the "unspeakable one"... I was ashamed to post this until now... the colored version has more eerie power... this one is relatively safe.
Oh, so there's a story behind why Travis Moor'es name is signed onto this... well, it's a long story, but in a nutshell: I blame Travie for this unholy beast's conception.
Another notorious face of evil... this is the sketch I did of a troll, during the first ever historic Chillstream! Hosted by Christoffer Klungberto, the theme was "Nordic". The troll was never comleted, as this was the last night I ever saw that wacom stylus... I blame the troll, I believe he ate it... I shutter now more at the time wasted on this troll's "biggy smalls", and at my general lack of anatomy awareness at the time.
It's good that you've started to turn down that overexposed thing you did earlier. I was just going to tell you about it but then I realized you already seemed to notice. And as much as I love seeing your imagination work and I'd like to see some studies. I don't know if you even do any but I think it could be necessary since I can see some form issues. Still life studies could be a good idea.
But your imagination is marvelous, you'll surely be one of the better concept artists out there if you spend some more time with the studying.
I think my comment came out like a slap on the nuts but I hope yours are made out of steel.
Slap in the nuts? Nah, more like a tickle... I really appreciate it actually, thanks for taking the time to give me that honest feedback.
Issues with form you say? how so? I actually do most of my studying on paper, and currently have no working scanner - [or rather, I have a scanner that takes an hour to warm up and then tells you there was a problem connecting to the scanner... maybe every third or fifth time I do this, I manage to get a scan in... this is all time which could have been spent drawing...]
So while I have no evidence to support this, I assure you that I do a lot of anatomy studies and life drawing from people, animals, and have recently begun integrating statues into my repertoir... also, I plan to start taking advantage of the local art museum's free admission Sundays, do some master studies... they will only let me use graphite though, so cant really study color or brush strokes... (maybe colored pencil...?)
I need to do more enviro studies, but my mac has gotten so unbearably slow, it pains me to do those big, sweeping brush strokes... this problem I plan to remedy by virtue of it being Spring now, and I having a field easel... not as convenient as digital photo studies, but a whole heck of a lot more fun.
I do the occasional still life, in pencil, but if you feel concentrating on still lifes would help my sense of form, I'm all for it.
Thing is, I don't really see what is wrong with my sense of form, just as about a year ago, I didn't see what was wrong with my sense of composition or anatomy, and only within the last couple of months has my grasp of color/value started to catch up with Leebleeb's critiques.
Wow, I am rather articulate about this - good journaling I suppose, helps me hone my focus - though perhaps I should give up on painting and just write the great American novel instead?
Ah well, writing shall have it's place in the upcoming renaissance/revolution, stay tuned for more on that...
Oh yeah, I logged in to get the link to send a potential employer, but I see now that I need to seriously update this with more recent works.
Funny how when u study a lot, you improve so quick, you never feel you have any good work in your portfolio...
I digress. Gonna eat steak then update this biznatch
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Okay, so here's a few diddies, I've more to post but it seems when I post too many at once they don't show? :/ unless youb other people can actually see the images above the purple dragon (the naked nazi skullface midget, etc...)?
This is from I believe Chiustream #43? the one where the guest didnt show so we had a sketch-off instead and some handsome devil picked the topic "die with your boots on", as in "if you're gonna die, die with your boots on" because really: fuckit I may work this into a full painting soon...
Good thing that guest didn't show up, cuz we got an extansion and this piece is really still in the rough. That's just where it was when time was up... I was like "this piece sucks, no way I'll win, but hey, if you're gonna die..."
Oh, and as for why it wasn't finished in time for the contest? Because the idea was to start sketching. It was such an amazing day I decided to just sketch one of the statues in the park... often these chiustream themes get me rollin' on a new way of thinking about art, and the momentum keeps building, long after the contest comes and goes... not a great way to win contests, but it sure gets me charged and I can definitely see improvements as I expand myself... so yeah, articulate mofo, ain't I? let's look at more drawrin's...
That's an old'n I just dug up, from my early Sketchbook Pro experiments... I like it, like a cute version of the horrible blackness that dwells within us all and feeds on our negative emotions... awe, he just needs a lollipop...
Newer piece, (maybe I posted it before, with the midget nazi skullface naked guy?) Begun in sketchbook pro, color balanced in photoshop... looks like my high school notebook margin doodles...
Caretaker in the Garden of Souls, for Necrotic Tissue Magazine.
Retouched from the one you see earlier... cool that I understand anatomy/ lighting better now, disturbing how little I knew a few months ago... not completely finished, but I cant change the face without ruining the spontaneity!
sexy bunny with creepy creature.. I did so many different versions, trying t figure out a sense of stylistic direction... in a way, any of them would have been good if I'd just picked one and stuck to it... I haveba Boris-Vallejo-esue bunny on a dragon somewhere too... and my sketchbooks? forget it! Must... aquire... working... scanner!!
I struggled with color on this one, think I taught myself a few things though...
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some froggy pieces... sometimes, with how slow my mac is, and reallizing that all my best pieces must be resized before I can postthem here.. it can feel like pulling teeth hell, if I posted more regularly it wouldn't seem so daunting.. I'll post more during my next break from drawing
We need to start doing more 30 minute challenges on Chillstream!