Good luck with the move man! love hte head on the first drawing.
duuuuuuuuuude, im like 2 hours away in ottawa
ErikR: thanks man! hopin for the best!
Metal Fingers: hey man! glad you dig it!
hunchback: thats fuckin sweet, ill definitely be heading there sooner or later. got some buddies who live there working at some animation studio thats based there. so count your days, a visit is inevitable!.. also make sure your wearing clean pants on that day, cus they are gonna get soiled. big time.
Off to Montreal again on Sunday. startin to get some stuff takin care of for the move. feeling good!
heres todays shit. gonna do one of them character sheets. ill finish this one up when im back from montreal. as for now, got some boxes to pack.
Good luck with the whole Montreal thing--it's a great city and I'm sure you'll do fine
I'm liking some of these latest posts...that being said, I feel you are getting pretty caught up in your comfort zone. You've got muscley characters down, and can light them really well on their own. I'd love to see more illustrations though, more environments, different things. It is pretty obvious to me that as soon as you try to get a fuller illustration it is much weaker (like the Mononoke one)... I'd try to get out and do some new stuff. Explore new areas and subject matters, try to do some quicker things instead of rendering so much, do more enviros like a couple pages back (they were pretty sweet!), maybe mechanical things, different types of clothing studies from different cultures, still lifes, I dunno, whatever as long as it is new. Not only will it help you expand I'm sure it will help you with the stuff you are doing now.
"Complacency is the womb of mediocrity. " -- Jason Manley
"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." -- Bruce Lee
This Sketchbook is sooo sweeeeet )))) awesome sense of light and form! It's a pleasure to look through
Really great stuff going on man.
Andrew Sonea: hey man, im hoping Montreal has something for me too! i also whoel heartedly agree with what you said, id love to get some more solid story telling illustrations done, stuff that combines great design, a nice BG and a narative. ill aim to get some of that type of stuff done when i have settled into my new pad. as you can imagine the last 4 weeks have just been nutty. going back and forth from montreal takes a lot out of a person, especially since we are driving there and back. i know shitty excuse, but its a lot of effort moving my life to a new location thats waaay outside my city. but again, i appreciate your comment! thanks man!
tastenkasten: you made me happy! thanks for the nice words!
theUNKNOWNsketcher: flu season maybe! heh.. thanks!
Sean McClain: hoping to keep on improving, thanks for lookin!
Ok, update on the move, if anyones reading this. we are about to take a uhaul up and get the big stuff finally moved. its been quite a stressful week. packing like mad, trying to sell my car, and do a bit of drawing on the side. hasnt been ideal as i would have liked it, problems arise and have to be dealt with, bah. hoping to not move in a long time. this shits stressful. will be in montreal for 5 days, unpacking and probably makign some stops at ikea and then building shit... adult lego. not as fun as kid lego i think. but it looks cool and is pretty affordable.
heres a few sketches, nothing finished really. just some character sheets in the works since thats what someone from ubisoft told me to make. hopefully they will dig the end results. would love a gig there.
like i said, ill keep workin on these. see ya in montreal!
fuck yeah, looking good brohamms. would be cool to see some different time periods in those character designs, different clothing cuts and armor styles, maybe some gilded armor, some funky iron armour, scale male, chain mail, futuristic, high fantasy, low fantasy, blah blah blah, just lots of shape play and organization. Show them dudes at Ubisoft you can rock all dem fresh styles.
Nice works Wreck - the studies are superb.
& While I feel my old criticism still stands, that your personal pieces, esp. characters often get a bit too stiff and stale (the Mononoke criticism is apt) several of the pieces seems to flow more now.
more soft transitions, relaxed muscles and dynamic poses
you're a classic
SB. p31 updated 25.04.2012.
Metal Fingers: yeaaaa to what your said in your first comment, bout all the time periods and themes and what not, thats exactly what i need to do! if i could pump out some decent character sheets, im sure id have a better chance at landing a gig here in montreal with some of those in my portfolio.
and 4.) would be awesome, could throw away my toilet paper.
PieMonster: thanks man, glad you dig em!
dan liimatta: A1 dude, i hold all crits very close to heart, and will be loosening up my stuff as best i can from here on out... even though ill be working on standing dudes for a bit, ill try and transfer some 'loososity' into the poses. glad to see you postin again dude, youre a big inspiration.
FINALLY! im living in Montreal, well.. actually Laval, but thats a 30 mins metro ride from downtown Montreal, which is decent enough! they call the subway system "metro", its hip and sexy. and i get on it.. raw..
also finally got internet, for the last 2 weeks we've been without it and its been pretty rough. Had to go over to a near by starbucks whenever we needed to check emails and what not, felt pretty archaic. but thats over with. thank god.
Getting right back on the horse now, sent out a bunch of portfolios and emails to a bunch of different studios, hoping for the best, but till i hear back from anyone, im pretty happy just being here. It already feels like the move was worth it, agonising at times, (setting up stuff, trips to ikea, getting tremendously lost in Montreals highway system) and we really dont know anyone here, but the vibes im getting here are more positive then the ones i had back in New Brunswick. we'll have to wait and see how things turn out in the next little while.
Oh, and another cool thing, im in this months issue of Imagine FX (may2012 issue 82), so thats pretty neat.
other then that, ill be getting back to workin on my shit and trying to improve.
Heres a few things that ill be finishing up in the next week or two.
Heres my first sketch that i just did here with my shit finally set up.
some more work on these guys, lookin a bit dark, ill adjust that.
Another row of people standing.
Oh God, so incredibly good! I love the clean renderings of your photostudies, somehow you don't render as clean in your other drawings (which are fine as fuck, too! )
Now crit the shit out of me!
kischi: thanks man glad you like what you see, i appreciate it!
Metal Fingers: YAaaa man! im gonna do alll that shit! gotta go all out for this!
Tawnos: ya your right man, whit photo studies, all the guess work is gone, so its fairly easy to find answers to problems as i go along when doing them, when im pulling shit out of my head from scratch, its harder. but ill keep working on it!
So, still going at these bitches, little progress, but ill keep at it, doing a sci fy one as well.
nice faces! different and original with great shading
Good luck in Montreal. I lived there for 2 years and have never eaten better! One thing about Montreal girls is that they judge you by your shoes first so keep that in mind. If yu have any questions about the place let me know and I'll do what I can.
Great Stuff you got here!
Wheeljack18: hey man! haha girls judging guys off of what theyre wearing, hah how stereotypical. and totally okay with me, since im usually only wearing my birkenstocks. those girls who love guys with nice shoes can cowl in fear from my un groomed toesies. which is because i already have a pretty swell lady to call my own already. But i appreciate the heads up! im just doing my best to try and land a gig at a studio downtown as soon as possible. but i think theyre all full for now. just gonna keep myself busy till i hear otherwise. thanks for stoppin by man!
bit more done to these guys. ill keep pickin away at them on the side till they are done.
more to come soon.
Awesome awesome awesome textures combined with awesome rendering!
NickyBeats: aawee thanks man!
Metal Fingers: not sure i followed you on that one, you talking about the shapes on the characters or the background?
Izene: glad you dig it !
added color, still picking away at it.
Really big impact stuff from page one on... I have to say I'm a fan. Will be watching.
-Alex Lee Davis