Wow! Leaps and bounds. I liked your stuff to begin with but your work is improving rapidly - very awesome stuff. I really love the perspective on the recent one with the bike.
I like that you're doing more work with colour, I think it's the area that you most need to work on - most of the time it looks like you're colouring black and white, which can look good (as you've shown), but it'd be great to see you use colour differently for your lights, darks and midtones, which isn't easy to do when you work on it in black and white first.
Hey man this sketchbook is freaking amazing, man. I really enjoy staring at your work for hours. Just stopping by to say you rock.
I see tons of inspiration from your work, where do you get your inspiration? I'm seeing alot of Halo-esque Killzone, with some Akira bikes and Cowboy Bebop Vehicles, It's really quite nice.
Keep up the awe-inspiring work.
OpenBook, Petter - Thanks guys
Flip - yeah its hard to maintain the value composition when using lot of colours. It kinda messed up that bike pic actually - still much to learn.
Quick_Sketch - well I try not to draw inspiration from those sourses. I follow certain design rules that work for me but this can lead to familiar looking concepts - I really want to push for an origianal look to my work. I get tons of inspiration from music. I listen to music (I love over the top 80's rock) and I can see other worlds and stories and compositions etc.
Anyway though you guys might like to see a model I've been working on
Last edited by AndrewLey; March 22nd, 2008 at 10:26 PM.
Just a shameless bump with more 3d stuff
Last edited by AndrewLey; March 22nd, 2008 at 10:26 PM.
I don't know man. Sometimes I hear its best to specialise in one area, sometimes I hear you need a diverse set of skills.
I just do these different things because I love doing it. I don't want to stop myself trying out a particular area because I'm worried I'm not focusing enough on just one.
I think the most important thing is to do what you enjoy. I'm sure you'll get where you want to be.
A pretty uninspired doodle...
Originally Posted by AndrewLey
Dude your sh*t is sick! Awesome, all of it! The bike above is my personal favorite thus far--but I'm a biker, so I'm biased.
I have a question:
How large are your files for printing (working resolution)?
--I'm learning this digital painting thing and I'm wondering if I should paint at 150 PPI to make the working file smaller and scale up the drawing to 300 ppi for printing (13x19 prints @ 300 dpi on an epson inkjet).
Thanks and I'm looking forward to more of your work!
Your stuff is...
Unbelievably awesome. (sorry, I can't think of any better descriptive words)
Especially that normal mapped monster (I'm into game dev myself ).
Absolutely awesome work andrew, beautiful concept work.
Heck, you even have a name that sounds like an artists name - "Hello my name is Andrew Ley" "Oh so you're an artist right?" "um...yes...are you stalking me?"
Anyway your modelling is coming along beautifully too - and I'm not just saying that because I am partial to thundercats.
Been busy today so just a doodle
Cheers Mr Blonde
Been busy with work but heres one I just did for the DSG
Last edited by AndrewLey; November 23rd, 2008 at 12:25 AM.
you have to be one of the greatest artists to ever do epic battle scenes!
i want to have babies with your paintings
after lurking a bit I feelt the need to tell you Kick-Ass bro. I really need to start on some color studies to catch up to your level
The one thing that bothers me about a lot of your enviro/action work is that it seems a bit light and blurd. Is that intentional to make it look Hazy?
wow. First time check onto your thread: first the page 1, then 5, and then 1,2,3,4,5. Everything looks pretty. I was amazed about your 3d skills. May I ask, did you first became and 3d artist or did you draw 2d before that? My own selftaught "career" eh started with couple of years with 3d stuff and then when I was totally bored to do crappy designs or model others designs I started to draw. Feels like I have lost those years.
I really love this. Keep up the performance!
The perspective for the bike is great. Good Sci-fi art man. What's your inspiration?
libbery - keep your baby maker away from my paintings Cheers dude
bengonzalez - Cheers man - I try to capture a moment of action in those pieces and sometimes the methods I use can make me lose control. Like the Bike piece - I was really happy with the bike but I lost control of the composition with the background - I really don't like it now.
maknien - Thanks man - I've been drawing all my life. I started 3d a few years ago. I'm 21 by the way.
neoknocker - Inspired by so many things but I endevour to keep my stuff fresh and original. Cheers bud
oh man, there is so much cool shit in here. the looseness is so dope. i m loving everything.
Hey man, I love the biker pic. Reminds me of the scene from Akira where he's hallin up the concrete. Great textures on... well, on everything, all your surfaces seem to have really well done textures. A great perspective peice.
Awsome work in here. I look foward to your next post.
flex mathews - cheers bud
HugeHarHar - Thanks man!!
Danomight - yeah its too similar to the akira design - I don't like it now
britt - Here ya go...
For the CGT DSG...
Last edited by AndrewLey; March 22nd, 2008 at 10:27 PM.
Insane pics man!!! Love everything about your work, color, design, everything!!!
I do have one question though... do you have a set color pallete for certain scenes?
Keep it coming dude!!!!!
just a lame face doodle
Last edited by AndrewLey; September 26th, 2005 at 07:18 AM.
very dynamic work.
keep it up
That one above made me realise I need to get back to my no ref head studies, so here's a few...