I love your gesture sketches, really nice
I love your gesture sketches, really nice
Rumpenstiltzkin: Thanks, 'im kinda partial to that middle bottom one too, 's got dynamic potential i think.
Nettle Thanks for the paintover dude! I'm a little scared now to go on, cause you've already kind of nailed it with the way you did the bark, but i'll try and be brave. Hoping i'll be in the mood this weekend
Kapri: Thanks man!
dan liimatta: Glad to have you around, and thanks for the stars! I'll realy have to start doing my best now :p
GEB: Thanks a lot!
Okay, from today to start of september i'm joining in a new challenge with Nettle Mountain. The goal is to do studies of our old toys, and swap the results with each other to make a new illustration. I'm already pretty excited! Here's today's effort, kinda messy but it's started to open some perspectives:
Yor, zarquino: Thank you both very much.
Today's toys: one shitty watercolour spiderman and one okay digital robopanda.
Go speed devil, go!
rumpenstiltzkin: I think that's the most interesting one myself, working with coloured inks is fun! Think i'll try experimenting with this method some more.
This one gave me a bit of a headache. Had to grit my teeth a little to get it done. Still haven't found a very effective way of setting up the picture, hope to find that maybe over the course of the next weeks. Fingers crossed ...
Ace job with those still lives, you are doing great don't start having any doubts by now... Anyway by setting up a picture you mean, way to start digital painting, how to approach it, right?
personally, I think there is more or less two camps, and styles and approach mostly fall somewhere between these two camps:
Other is line, and other is value
Line approach means making a detailed drawing and using that finished drawing as a basis for painting values inside lines. example of this would be algenpfleger: http://algenpfleger.deviantart.com/a...r%2F23487&qo=5
Value approach means Starting from messy value/colour shapes, silhouettes that are plain areas of value without detail, and tightening up from there gradually, example would be daniel C:
Which one are you, where do you fall between these two camps or do you have your own approach that is neither of these? I think artist should be able to do both, personally i fall more into value camp than lines, i feel you might be in lines, camp but i don't know. Maybe none of this was useful or "corrrect" but here i did anyway how one could approach setting picture, it's still life but it would be any image offcource. Make drawing correct first and put values in there or make valueshapes correct more or less and tighten up from there? ((or something between these two???)
that first algenplefger one is wierd, the image is really low impact but hes drawn litreally every bit of stubble. the whole is less than the sum of the parts.
i think the maciej kuciara/bumsky route is the best..
ThomasM/ Those are fun to do and i always recommend them. Good exercise too.
Velocity; Nettle: Your posts are very valuable to me and I'd like to reply to them, but my mind's a little toast at the moment from computer beta rays (or maybe even gamma rays) but i'll get back to you when i have processed everything in detail. In the meantime here's a head you all know and love who needs no further introduction ladies and gentlemen here's OPTIMUS FUCKIN' PRIME!YEAHMOTHERFUCKERSGETITONYEAHBABYYEAH!
haha dont sweat it man!!
Nettle, Velocity: So i've been thinking about your suggestions and when i take a good look at how i do things, the value route seems the most, erm, valuable to a messer like myself. Starting out in line and carefully planning the picture requires more patience than i could ever muster. Just these stills alone have been taking everything i've got just to get them finished. So, in any case, thanks for helping me out, great to know people care! Now, this pic here i did mostly with blocking in the values, and it went pretty well. Picking something with this many details is a masochists banquet however.
the sketches in the previous page look effortless and awesome as usual, you look like you can draw a really cool figure in your sleep!
the sketchbook pages look full of nice ideas, and you've been drawing some really cool thumbnails too that would really deserve to be taken to the next stage.But i think this thing you've been going on with nettle is going to be really useful, kudos for the hard work man! what toys is that last one anyway?!
always cool to stop by and see what you've been up too man, hope all is well!
parsakoira: It is hard work man, i wonder what the hell i've gotten myself into sometimes.
Gnoll: How you doing man! Always great to see you around. Me, i'm doing okay working for the prize every bit of the way you know. Glad you like the stuff in here lately, still not as fluid as the things i see you churning out (and i mean that). The figure is from a line of Final Fantasy toys, same as the first toy pic and the one in this post. Don't know if they still sell 'em anywhere though. Anyhoo, thanks for the comment and don't be a stranger
rumpenstiltzkin: Glad you like the last one, it nearly drove me insane though ...
And here's another i've sweated on ...
those two last ones are good, nice smooth forms, we only now HAVE TO TAKE THINGS TO THE NEXT LEVEL! http://www.eegra.com/show/sub/do/bro...t/comics/id/82
(not really, we still have to cross rainbow bridge to get there...)
lovely still paints youve got here - great sb in general actually. I like that second to last one too, I think its a creature from final fantasy? Anyway, keep on posting and I know what you mean when you say you wonder what you've gotten yourself in to. I feel the same way sometimes, especially looking back at how much work I've already done and how far there is to go. Scary stuff, so I just don't think about it lol
Nettle: That's one dirty comic man. But i'll take you up on that one day ...
PhatAndy: Red jelly or blue jelly?
Thomas: You're right about the figure. And about the road before and ahead. It's like being stuck in a leaky rowboat in the middle of the ocean with no land in sight. Gotta keep paddlin' man!
Okay, all these sketches or at least nearly all them ( ithink) are remakes of older drawings. Wanted to see if i'd improved enough. I think maybe i did, a little. Should i post some of the originals? They're thoroughly cringeworthy sometimes, tho i do feel i lost a kind of fool's spontaneity along the way. Ah well, hope you like it.
takashimen: Tell you what, since it's you i'll try doing something with that devil and angel girl pic. Or if you have another request, i'll promise i'll make something out of it.
dude these are crazy good
so much goodness!
that fuck it bunch looks good, also i recall that beast armour shape from your first post.
lion/girl does have goodness in it, go further into more stylistic/illustrational approach with this style, goodness to b found in there! till next time you madmen from my cellar