veery nice SB!
veery nice SB!
thanks. You should really come up with something for the arctic carnivore COW, dude.
i worked on it for a little bit... i don't know where to take it from here, i came up with these 3 variations, the one on the right slightly less saturaded and also brighter, and the one to the left, watercolorish...
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still working on it
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I'm an instant fan, my man. Great work, great colors, texture and atmosphere.
Badass book Scummy, great sense of design and color. Awesome.
Great sketchbook, scumgrinder. Cool to see the sketch for the COWs.. Keep them coming.
nice job man, extremely great work. you seem to have a unique and very well developed understanding and command of lighting in your pieces. cheers.
awesome sketchbook, keep it comin
Trifles go to make perfection, And perfection is no trifle.
holy shit i got rated. thanks for the comments, dudes., i'll try to update this as much as possible
Holy Crap! Nice work Here.
"absorb what is useful, discard what is useless, and keep what is essentially your own." - Bruce Lee
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You deserve the rating!
Holy or not, your crap is the shit. Take a whiff!
love the fur on that last one. any tips you could send my way?
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whats your methodology for colouring these awesome sketches up, id love to know. It looks so clean and crisp. Love your work and i would love to see more. Keep it up!!
Very creative concepts. I especially like the snow sasquatch thing with the ten or so eyes. Coolness.
Nice creatures here. Good technique with teh rendering, clean paintyness. Colors are lookign good too.
The dragon got cropped too close to the head though =( And I'm still trying to decide whether or not I like the fur on the harvester. Everything else looks great, but the fur looks too clean.
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Beautiful coloring and rendering. I really love the way you use highlights. Do you work completely digital or are your sketches pencil?
Can't wait to see more!
Such a fine style you have there bro. I know that once i get to the digital painting stuff I will be visiting your thread constantly. Please keep posting your original linework 'cause it's good to see where you start from.
This stuff is very very nice. Your lines and coloring are impressive.
Dude...it s amazing, i love that.
Your dragon rox, so sweet.
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i did this today. it's tiny , i was just fooling around in photoshop
these two are old:
and my entry for this week's COW:
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sometimes i work completely digital and sometimes i sketch using pencil, lately i have been using pencil a lot.Originally Posted by Danomight
yours is one of the first sketchbooks i checked out in here. Your understanding of anatomy and your rendering using pencil are really amazing. You should submit creatures for the COW contest, i'd like to see your technique applied to weird stuff.Originally Posted by shyamshriram
Another day, another great sketchbook. I love your understated palette, which here and there is punctuated with flashes of vivid colour. It works a treat.
Sweet work fella.
thanks, i'll try to explainOriginally Posted by Sketchfiend
well, i made this small tutorial but i don't always follow it . I think it's basically how most digital painting works on photoshop but i could be wrong.
first of all, i am using a wacom, the smallest one, a graphire pen tablet. i used to work with a mouse but if you can afford a tablet, do it because it makes things way easier. Avoid soft brushes like the plague, change the settings so the hardness is set to 100%. I also set my brushes to change their opacity depending on the pressure, but some dudes who aren't afraid of color and know what they are doing work at 100% opacity, but i'm still learning.
I am going to demonstrate what i do using an anatomically incorrect skull.
step 1: have a background, try not to work against a white background, select a non saturated neutral color, use a texture if you have to to make it interesting
draw something. I normally use a 1 pixel brush in black color on a new layer or i scan a pencil sketch and set it to "multiply" in the layer blend mode. in any case, i always put the lines at the top of every layer. you don't always have to do this but i do, what? want a fistfight?
using a new layer, indicate your lights and shadows
using a new layer, start adding clearer areas over the darker ones
same as above
shadows are rarely black so i am adding blue to darken some areas and also to add some more color to the image
i add some highlights
And finally i use red to darken some areas, and so the image has a little bit more color.
I hope this explanation works. I don't always follow this, and like with any media, there are little things that you always have to follow but they are minimal, the rest is up to you, you have to know your tools and experiment with them. Maybe this tutorial is useless to some because they have different techniques.
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Yeah....I want a fist fight...but that's just because I belong to the Seattle Fight Club.
Nice tut....thanks, man.
 Why do you avoid the soft brushes like the plague? Color me curious.
very kool stuff!!! i like the variety!
i don't know, i think it gives things an amateurish look. this is just personal preference though. To me soft brushes are like messy sketch lines. I suppose some people can pull it off. Not me, i suck at it.
I see your point! I tend to use the soft brushes, but then my illustrations lack that final crispness and it really bugs the hell outta me. I've use hard edge brushes for spectral hilites or focus regions, but I think I need to step up and go hard. I need digital brush viagra! I'll toy around with this a bit...I appreciate your point of view on this!