love his last one, so much moviment, cant wait for see i finish keep going
Call0ps: thanks, glad you like it. I really tried to make the sea look violent in that one.
Okay, I made a few alterations based on feedback to the mechanic image. Also, here's a headshot of the same image which I played around with my new copy of Painter X, the rest of the image wasn't great, so I cropped it, but I sort of like the way the paint looks on the head so thought I'd share it with you guys. Not every image has to be finished right, this IS a sketchbook after all...
Okay, finally found the time to add more fixes from people's feedback on this image. We'll have a new image in he sketchbook tomorrow, I promise
Hahaha, that drunk iron-man knocked me right off my chair. xD
I've never been much into superheros, but there should be definately more drunk ones, that's for sure. ^^
And congrats on getting published in several magazines, man.
That's awesome. : D
Its surreal really seeing as how I first saw your art in a Magazine. Then in a forum coloring thread. Wow I love the internet. We really can learn from the best people out there almost live. Oh you know your getting stars you blatant self promoter!
Transition from Art Critic to Artiste - Diligence, that's all I need.
Before I start with the replies and new art, can anyone tell me how we can post the same image in more than one thread now? I tried using the attachment manager but it it told me that the image was already present in this thread and wouldn't attach it, it just added a link to the pic instead of showing it...
28chelseaslater: Glad you like it, that was quite an experimental piece for me, but it seems to have paid off.
Sarge!!! How's it going mate? Haven't heard from you in aaaaaaaaages! When I got that Iron Man commission I wanted to do something other than him flying and shooting generic blasts from his hands, focusing on his alcoholic past seemed much more interesting. I just hope your chair wasn't too high!
Nico Raven: Hehe, you've definitely read one of my magazine pieces, I always try to sneak in the "blatant self promoter" bit! Which magazine was it btw? Thanks for the stars
Okay, new art. this is for a competition in Computer Arts to create an original game character, needless to say I tried to veer away from the generic angry guy with big muscles and oversized weapons...
Here's the description I came up with:
George was an ordinary house rat who had no concerns in his life other than where his next meal was coming from. Being a rat, this made him wonder what he could eat next about every 3 seconds.
A strange unique (and most importantly tasty smelling) aroma drifted into George's cage one day. Feeling very hungry, and a little miffed at his owner dressing him up in costumes all of the time, George squeezed through the hole he made at the back of his cage when he thought it may be edible!
Becoming so obsessed with the new food smell, George completely overlooked the fact that he had unwittingly walked through an inter-dimensional portal to the Chaos Planet, a parallel world which has been taken over by cruel food based life forms. George is unaware of the evil intentions of the food fiends, but once he accidentally lands on one it changed back into it's natural (and very edible) state. Join George on his inadvertent adventure to save the land by reverting the monsters to their natural state and eating as much as he can! Will he save the Chaos planet? And if he does, will he realise he has? Or will he just take nap?
A crazy fast paced 3D platform game with intuitive controls. Use Georges tail to whip enemies, grab onto overhead pipes to swing across gaps or stealthily sneak above his enemies before dropping onto them and crushing them with his weight! Get enough momentum by running and his tail will start spinning like a propellor allowing him to fly through the air like a helicoptor, using his ...ahem...recycled nutritional nuggets (ie, rat poo!) to bomb enemies! Use Georges keen sense of smell to discover hidden routes through the levels and sniff out secrets! Makes the most of Georges insatiable appettite and literally eat through an enemies armour!
But you've probably read my tale in my sketchbook already. ; )
This time I'll try to stick around for a little longer. Let's say.... rest of my life?
Sounds good to me.
You'll find out when I send you my doctor's bill.When I got that Iron Man commission I wanted to do something other than him flying and shooting generic blasts from his hands, focusing on his alcoholic past seemed much more interesting. I just hope your chair wasn't too high!
Regarding your attach-problem: I looked it up on a vBulletin support forum.
It said (beware, rough translation on my part): "With the attach-tag you can place attachments at any spot in your posting.
This only applies to attachments attached to that specific posting."
So, unless our admins rewrite the code for the attach-tag it won't work. : /
I send Jason Manley a personal message about, let's wait and see...
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I like this, great cartoons.
Sorry for my poor english
heyDave..ur stuff is quite inspirational and really original.keep on updating
Sarge: Yep, dashed straight over to your sketchbook when I realised you were back! You have the best maths teacher ever! I'm so glad to see you're following your dreams mate! It will be a hard slog, but perseverence pays off (I'm living proof!). You'd better stay around now! Although I may disappear if you get that doctors fee...! Thanks for contacting Jason for me, hopefully he'll get someone onto the problem...
Lot, Killermachine: Thanks for the encouragement guys, it means a lot.
Okay, a while back I said I was going to do an Age of Apocalypse redesign for a lot of the characters, this fell by the wayside when my workload dramatically increased, but not before I'd got a few done, so I thought I'd share them with you now as opposed to waiting for a day when they're all done which may never come. The first redesign is of Gambit, who I felt was far too easy to pick out of a crowd considering he was supposed to be a smuggler that needed to stay off the radar, so I've ditched the super-hero clothes and gone for more standard street wear. He's still got on some impact armour, but when his leather jacket is done up there'd be no way of telling. Without further ado, here's my version of the AOA Gambit, hope you all like him!
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Here's the next proper redesign, the Dark Beast! He's "borrowed" a few more genetic traits than he did in the comics...
Your Gambit re-design looks great, mate. : )
I never liked the original design, but this one's really good.
He doesn't look as buff and tall in your design, which better fits the character of an ex-thief in my opinion.
I feel like shit though, thinking how I gave him such a hard time back in fifth grade.
Guess I'll have to dig up his e-mail address and write him a "you made me drop out of university!" letter. xD
Haha, alright, no doctors fee then.I'm so glad to see you're following your dreams mate! It will be a hard slog, but perseverence pays off (I'm living proof!). You'd better stay around now! Although I may disappear if you get that doctors fee...!
I don't want any trouble with you groupies, you know. ; )
My "Bridgeman's complete guide to drawing from life" copy arrived a few minutes ago, yay for that.
Now I can finally read up on anatomy everywhere.
Loomis really rocks, but having his stuff as *.pdf only is a bit limiting. : /
I hope so, too.Thanks for contacting Jason for me, hopefully he'll get someone onto the problem...
He hasn't responded yet, though.
Sarge: yep, you nailed my philosophy on Gambit, I mean he wouldn't be clocking in at the gym everyday! I've printed some of the anatomy pages off from the Loomis pdf, they just seem much more helpful on paper.
Okay here's a commission I did last week, I really don't like it, but the client was happy, so I guess that's what counts. I was actually tempted to not share this so my stars don't drop to 4 again, but this sketchbooks are about learning, not cherry picking. Better art soon, I promise
Hey Dave....you certainly get around don't ya
UNfortunately I'm still waiting for my IFX subscription to get worked out....so I haven't been able to flip through one in a while. But I have seen plenty of your work over there on the site as well as the stuff here. Hopefully soon I'l be able to start drawing again and maybe then...some actual work. I can hope anyway.
Great stuff you have here....I look forward to seeing more.
Penabled: Hehe, I try to mate--it's quite hard keeping up your online presence whilst working! IFX is a great learning resource, and hold in there with your art career, i's worth all of the hard work it takes to get it!
More art now:
Thanks Sarge, her likeness was hard, she has the weirdest nose...
Computer Arts magazine held a "design our cover" competition, which went pretty well. Here's the winning entry
congrats for winning the contest.its a great update
i really like your colouring style. your characters are beautifully twisted and your clothes are very well done. linework is great
can i ask what you use to colour and which brushes?
I like you linework, ever thought about doing comics?
"Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter." -Oscar Wilde
great stuff man, i really like it
pld: NEED CRITIQUE! But BEWARE your Eyes might BLEED OUT of YOUR eye SOCKETS <---cause I really suck and haven't done shit pld:
My Sketch Book!
wow you been busy since i went away for quite some time,
gratz on the winning entry matey,
all nice drawings as usual keep up the works
Really nice sketchbook. Your stuff has a great style and feel. I love how much attention you give to the backgrounds, and all the random junk lying around. If you did a little more anatomy study, particularly on faces, I think it'd really take your stuff to the next level. By the way, I'm taking one of your pieces from the New Media Coloring book -- I'll show you when it's done.
Huh, I wasn't aware that I had replies! Oops! You'll have to forgive me, work has gone through the roof, and I got married August 1st, so I've beeen a bit distracted...
KillerMachine: Cheers mate!
ped454: Thanks for the compliments, in return I'll share my secrets with you!
For colouring, I always use Photoshop. My favourite brush is a custom round hard-edge brush with the following settings: Opacity and Flow: 100 per cent, spacing 1 per cent, size jitter set to Pen pressure, angle jitter set to pen tilt, with airbrush and smoothing ticked. It gives really smooth lines and is great for cell shading! For more info, check the tutorial link below...
cmoreland: Thanks. I get asked that one a lot. Getting into comics used to be my main goal many years ago, but as I learned more non-comic based skills I found myself heading towards illustration more. I'm currently signed up to illustrate a total of 5 books at the moment so I don't predict me trying to do get into the comics world for at least 10 months. I'm not saying never, but at the moment these books are paying me REALLY well...
RaistlinTheDark: Thanks buddy!
razorreke: Hey mate, how're things? Busy is an understatement! I've just got back from my honeymoon and there's so much to do! I'm not complaining though, I'm living the dream!
funfetus: Gracias, I love putting small things/messages in my work, they're my rewards for people that really look at my work. I'll check out the colourng book later and see what you did!
Anyway, here's some work I can show you; a tutorial image for Digital Arts magazine (on sale now!) There's an online version of the tutorial here
PS. Also keep an eye out for my work in Computer Arts issue 139 (on sale now) where I was interviewed on how to deal with clients.
Ahhh haven't visited for a while, awsome updates since I last dropped by! Hope everythings fan-dabby-dosey hun! Congrats on that cover, looks great!
Hey Dave, your images really have a sense of fun, can't wait to see more. Good luck with the work!
Chermilla: Long time no see! Thanks for stopping by! how are things with you these days? Doing well I hope?
Oscen: Very kind, thanks for the kind words.
Unedibleapple: I'm glad you think that, I always try to bring a bit of fun to my work. Thanks a lot for your comment.
Next up, here's a preview of a piece I did for "Erotic Fantasy Art" the new book by Jonny Duddle and Aly Fell (Poshspice). "The djinn"...
its simply beautiful... love the way colors put life in your image