posts number 23-26 are cool!
posts number 23-26 are cool!
Last edited by VanDog; May 22nd, 2007 at 09:47 AM.
hey alesoun -- sorry that I haven't posted a color version of my Fall Fairy just yet. I'm actually going to be creating an "art doll" version of it in the fashion of Wendy Froud...just finished watching her DVD about her process in sculpting a character and creating a costume. Thought that my sketch of the Fall Fairy would be a good character to practice with. When I've got the sketch cleaned up and colored I'll post it and the progress of my fairy sculpt.
hey zwergi -- you might like the pencil ones better cause I have to admit, at least for the scribbles I've posted here in my CA sketchbook, I spend more time working on the pencilwork rather than alot of time coloring them in photoshop. And it probably shows. My sketchbook posts here are some just for fun stuff for me to contrast with all of the digital work at my day job where I do my product designs for toys and novelty stuff all day in photoshop, along with the occasional tight illustration paintings. In fact, I have 4 paintings that I need to have done by next Wednesday for sample production. wee.....
Here's another scribble in today's sketchbook that I did while watching the finale for LOST. I was horribly distracted but I got a bit done to visualize the look of my main character. I'm doing a new intro illustration (in color) for my updated portfolio which I'll be re-launching in the next couple of weeks. For real this time.
Here's another scribble-in-progress that was inspired (belatedly) by the CHOW topic "Fallen Valkyrie". Norse tales are some of my favorite myths and legends so I felt like coming up with my own version of this character. Planning on finishing this one over the long weekend, along with the one I posted yesterday.
where have you gone????? pld:
you haven't posted anything for almost a month now and i wonder what has happened
i don't really like the linework in the last one, it's not as clear as in your other work but it will surely become clearer when you fínish it
a long weekend doesn't last three weeks, i miss your beatiful work
Time is simply flying by...busy at work and at home. I haven't gotten as far as I'd like in getting my own personal stuff done.
I have done a few random quick sketches at home since my last post...and here's a progress JPG of one of the many reindeer I paint now and then for illustration stuff at work. I won't be able to post final full scene for this particular one for another year or two.
Such is life.
One of my little deer in progress (photoshop):
Summer Plains Centaur girl:
Rough layout for the Summer Gate (doesn't include all characters and positioning...and the final pencil layout I've been working on is a bit different):
A couple of environment sketches (and characters, of course):
A more detailed pencil of the 1st environment:
And a quick doodle:
once again great work, i like the way you made the wall on the secondlast picture, not much more to say there
I absolutely love your style!
Your animals are very well done.
(especially the felines!)
I definitely would love to see more!
"Well freeze my piss if the royal finger isn't beckoning me. How exciting."
"I am nature. you are art. Let us see how we compare."
Some more random sketches that I've doodled in the past few months either at home or at a Dallas Sketchgroup meeting, some of which I've been working on to finalize as more finished illustrations. I'm hoping to complete at least one piece (I work on multiple personal projects at a time) this Thanksgiving week since I won't be traveling, and if/when I do, I'll post some of the progress shots I've been capturing as I go along.
This particular one is "an idealized self-portrait" sketch of my Halloween costume that I wore to work this year.
wow, u create a lovely world!
keep dragging me into that fantasy place
My sketchbook: http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...106521&page=11
very nice sketches...
but I sure miss to see a clean finished digital piece...(and we cant see your portfolio atm)
keep it going...
Thanks. Yup, still updating the portfolio...so apologies for not showing more digital or other finished work there at the moment. Instead, here are some more recent sketches.
Oh, and an old Santa of mine, Photoshop painted. Ended up having to do several different Santa faces as the buyer wasn't sure what they wanted...but this was the one they finally picked. Actual size is printed at about 40 inches, I think. And some ideas I sketched up for the CHOW 100 Medusa challenge before I went on vacation for Christmas...and didn't get back to before the deadline. sigh. Wish I could have gone to the Seattle Workshop, too...but maybe next time.
Keep up the great work my fellow Texan. I'll be waiting for your web update.
the fish you drew blew me away!
mythwork, copperfire, nim, Ash888, and mentler: thanks much for stopping by -- I appreciate your kind words and will be posting in my CA sketchbook a bit more often...especially since I seem to have some free time at the moment as business has been slower than usual. Yay economy. :/
I've been going through some of my sketches, and decided to finish up a few of them. Here's one from the Medusa sketches currently in coloring progress. I'm revising her mouth which is why it looks wonky at the moment. I've also been having a bit of trouble with the lighting, for some reason it was difficult to find a good reference of dramatic lighting for this character...any suggestions?
seriously, an SB this GOOD, needs MORE UPDATES!
love the lines, movement, expressions, colors..everything!
please don't leave us hanging for another year!!!!!
I SWEAR ON THE GRAVES OF ALL THE TALENTED FILIPINO ARTISTS WHO HAVE GONE BEFORE ME, THE FILIPINO ART LEGACY WILL CONTINUE!
MY DAY JOB http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=136204
MY ANGRY SKETCHBOOKhttp://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...129015&page=13
the ANGRY filipino: thx! I'll try to post a bit more often.
Alrighty then, here are some random things...
Here's a sketch that I was playing with in Photoshop yesterday to get some practice in lighting and under/over painting...yes, it's supposed to eventually probably be a unicorn.
My illustration for CHOW 151 Puss in Boots...slightly modified into a poster format.
And, a few concepts that I did at my old job with Gemmy for assorted animated plush or sculpt projects, and some Halloween concepts for airblown products that I did awhile back...all minus most of the color and material callouts and engineering info.
These new pieces are all personal projects or art challenges for ArtOrder, but I hope to have some more illustration artwork posted over the next few months from various client projects.
I've gotten in some practice over the last few months in developing more finished illustrations rather than the usual rapid "concept" artwork that usually means I have 10 hours or less to get a project done. So the first images you see were drawn and/or painted in PS 7. A couple of them are "version 2", since I did paint-overs of some concepts I'd developed a year or so ago. Good practice.
BTW, I'll be attending this year's IlluxCon 3 up in Altoona, PA (great name!) this week. It's my first time and I'm extremely excited about it. My friends talked me into getting an art table, so if you happen to be there as well -- do stop by and say "hi"!
Final digital painting for the ArtOrder Lovecraft Creatures challenge.
The original quote from "At the Mountains of Madness" that inspired this particular scene:
Now to work on my Christmas cards....Suddenly a bulky white shape loomed up ahead of us, and we flashed on the second torch....This white, waddling thing was fully six feet high, yet we seemed to realize at once that it was not one of those others. ...But to say that the white thing did not profoundly frighten us would be vain. We were indeed clutched for an instant by primitive dread almost sharper than the worst of our reasoned fears regarding those others. Then came a flash of anticlimax as the white shape sidled into a lateral archway to our left to join two others of its kind which had summoned it in raucous tones. For it was only a penguin - albeit of a huge, unknown species larger than the greatest of the known king penguins, and monstrous in its combined albinism and virtual eyelessness.