Really nice studies, very cool!
Hope to see more soon.
Jorge Gecov - Thanks.
Finally I decided to start something with my sci-fi fake game project about explorers and filled sketchbook with lots of doodles. I won't show them beacause they were just notes for myself and would be hard for other people to read.
Here is some more satisfying full figure character design proposition of the main explorer (one on the right). I tried to think out-of-the-box with these but it's barely touching that state (I generally suck at finding ideas for characters).
The goal was to find some compromise between hard sf believability and something from fantasy. Instead of typical astronaut helmet I gave her some hood with special glass sight. Something that would give her a feel of medieval wanderer from some old etchings. Among notes there was one idea with making some cape in the shape of some insect's wings. Cape wouldn't work for some environments and it would be hard to make in game so I left this idea alone. However those wasp-like stripes on arms are small echo of that idea. There were also some American Indian influences but they didn't work. The orange trousers are inspired by alpinist clothing but I sligtly thickened those knee pads to make it more sci-fi . Her back will be seen most of the time (it's going to be 3rd person perspective game) but she's gonna have some small rucksack there which could change during the game.
I don't have much time so I'll write more about the whole story later.
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Nice sb, I love you're simple and effective use of lines,
the color of the vest on the girl suits really well.
Your anatomy and animal studies are very good!
Im gonna dive into enviros now I need it for my portfolio but Im having problems, could you maybe post a step by step of how you work it would be helpfull.
Your cloud studies are exeptional! Good job. It will be nice to see the idés you gain from this integrated with your work.
Wow. So many replies.
atlantik - Thanks. I didn't know that .
algenpfleger - Thanks, man. I recently got a bit bored of anatomy studies. I'm planning to do more in future though.
Flutic - Thanks. The colors worked well but I'll try other combinations later.
Maidith - Hehe. Just practice a bit. It's not that hard .
Clochette - I'm glad you like them. Thanks for dropping by.
B-Man - My environment painting process is still not developed. I posted something HERE. You might find it useful.
Earendil - Yeah, moar environments. I say it to myself every day . Thanks for comment.
Ian Miles - Thanks man.
Flaskpost - I recently don't see much progress in my art. It's good other people see it. Be prepared to flood of updates after I finish my projects at university
bandaidboy12 - Thanks!
Recenlty I did't have much time to draw. During night I only made few thumbnail color studies of stuff around me. It was good opportunity to try bigger set of watercolor pencils. I'm going to buy some watercolor pocket sketchbook to study some stuff outdoors.
The tree I see in the window at night. I used mix of Letraset marker and watercolor pencils. Those two mediums work together suprisingly well.
Faucet in my bathroom. I failed to get the right color scheme in this one and it's too saturated.
Windowsill in kitchen. This one turned out a bit better.
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Yes, I know what you mean with your progress. Same here... maybe you should try some more rewarding media for a change? On the other hand, the stuff that you fabricate right now look very interesting and nice, so please keep posting!
Flaskpost - Thanks.
~Faust~ - Thanks. I'm going to continue experimenting with those watercolor pencils. They are not rewarding medium but fun to use.
Here are few watercolor pencil color studies from photos. Some look like failed attempts but I learned a bit. I would rather do these from life but there wasn't any good occasion for that.
Last edited by Farvus; July 31st, 2011 at 01:31 PM.
A really nice SB Farvus, allot of hard work you've put into this, your environments very good!
Very, very impressive sb. Your enviros make me full of inspiration! Your sense of atmosphere and perspective is definitely something I wish to obtain someday. I guess it's only practice for me then
Your traditional drawings, concept and figure drawings, are also very charming and vivid. Fun and interesting studies, like the one with the different dwarves.
Looking forward to see more
You got the style.And you are so creative too.Your sketchbook is realy interesting to watch.
Please post some more
THose are some wonderfull clouds!
Quinn Simoes - Thanks!
AsaB - You just need to love environments . Thnx.
ohomoho - Heh. I didn't know I have any style.
lennon - Thanks, man!
I get so many comments recently. Wow. I will try to return favor but it's going to be hard. Sorry if I didn't write in your sketchbook. It will happen sooner or later .
I was absent beacause something unusual happened. I couldn't enter forums for few days. I tried many methods and finally found some anonymous browser which worked. I found the whole explanation is in Bugs thread in Support section. I hope it's going to be fixed soon.
Bunch of watercolor pencil studies from photos. It's too cold to draw outside.
Some speedpainting of main character for my project. I don't like the composition but it was good try.
Some environment speedpainting.
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Wow, man you are realy good. That last speedpaint got me.
I cant say anything that you havent heard yet.
Bye for now.
great colors and light in the last one, only crit is that the foreground and midground feel like they're in the same plane. maybe sharpen the foreground a little.
ohomoho - Thnx!
hp - Thanks for crit. I tried separating it a bit with hue and sharpness.
Here's the improved version. I don't want to sit over speedpaintings for too long. They can have tons of mistakes beacause I treat them loosely.
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I didn't have enough energy to draw during Easter but it was good opportunity to start reading some books again. I can't just produce tons of art without feeding my imagination from time to time.
My Environment of the Week painting. The subject is "Your personal spiritual retreat"
Bunch of life drawings. I was bored during lectures.
Last edited by Farvus; July 31st, 2011 at 01:34 PM.
that bathtub is great. got a nice feel to it.
check the Tensai Tokyo Sketch Thread (Sketchbook)
check the Tensai Cityscapes Thread (Finally Finished)
Originally Posted by strych9ine
tensai - Thanks.
Speedpainting out of random shapes.
Sargent portrait copies. I focused mainly on colors.
I like strong colors, really bright locations and mood in one of animatrix movies - "Beyond" directed Koji Morimoto. I'm also amazed by incredible depth, this anime has in backgrounds. I decided to look at it closer by painting a bit some thumbnails (also learned a quick way to paint windows in skyscrapers )
Here are links to this anime on youtube (unfortunately in italian). There is english version somehere but I was too lazy to look for it -> Part 1/2; Part 2/2
I recommend looking at some high quality version.
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Whew. Finally I can normally enter forums. Uploading images was only possible on some really slow web browser.
One of my favourite painters - Edward Hopper.
More of "Beyond" studies. I think I'm getting more comfortable with RGB sliders.
Last edited by Farvus; July 31st, 2011 at 01:39 PM.
Hey Farvus - Nice Sargent studies, I made a copy of the Capri girl
portrait myself. I like how you kept yours quick and loose, I started
to noodle around too much and lost it. It's interesting to see how different
the colors are between your copy and mine. Probably due to color calibration settings and the image source. Yours has nice complimentary colors which really gives the girls face some life. Really like the Hopper study too!
Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard.