another update with my figure painting work - might add some more to this one. Let me know what you think! Thanks
Great book you got here.. Some troubles with your last two images tho' . The nude one has some really crazy porportions.. Its about 10 heads long, the major proportion problem is at the over-body .. its just to long.. I bet you stared yourself blind at it, because its nicly refined!
The second one, the latest, takes a while to read, and even after a while, its hard to make out whats going on.. Exagerrate and make it obvious to us
Keep it up! I'll be watching.
Very nice work. Your portraits and nudes are great (love the digital glazes), and all the studied practice of faces and figures you do is paying off. Agree with Dile on the above points - the woman is does look too long and i still don't really understand what is happening in the post #92 image.
Good work, keep at it!
Dile - cheers for looking and the great crits!! I've adjusted both pics - the female model is now spot on to the reference in terms of proportion - i did a side by side line up and just tweaked the crotch and added some hipbone. I'll leave this one where it is now though. Glad you liked the rendering, was thinking hard on this one about my tones and colour. Also second one - its only a quickie but i've refined some bits to make the designs pop out a bit more, dont have much time this weekend to render it up as nicely as i'd like to
Puck - thanks for looking! And cheers for the comment! I'll continue to work on making sensical images hehe
Thats sooo much better! nice updating on both.. On the second one, the "sword movement" you added, maybe make the half of that cut guy thats far from us a bit more transparent , just to make it even more obvious.. Hehe, I know you said you didn't had time for it, so its just a suggestion!
Nice job man
Here is a wip sketchsheet for this weeks CHOW! Just showing some doodles on poses and trying to paint pale skin tones, plus some hardbrush roughs to get an idea of how i want the character to look and what she could have on her. The idea is a warped plant like woman, in a cold place. She has this massive plant like growth over her shoulder which is pumping powerful goodness into her body, and her hand will have some bright orangy glowing spores coming out of it. I imagine her to be a boss character for a game perhaps or something similar. But i want to make it very creepy!
crits and suggestions are welcome as always!
Hey M8! Thanks for commenting in my sketchbook too! I was really impressed with some of your work in here... Some of your Thumbnails for the chows are GR8! Loads of action and movement in there! that last thing with the guys chopping in half is SICK! You came a looong way fast!
will comment more when Im not sleeping... and c u soon.
ok here is the final entry for my CHOW!! if you like it then please visit the thread and fling me a vote!
I'll be updating the post above tomorrow with WIP's for this piece - i went through a lot of changes and redraws from my original idea, which was way more boring than this turned out! haha!
Pleaase crit and comment away, i want to get this entry pic reallly good!
woahh im surprised it's taken me this long to check out your stuff. youve got an awesome handle on rendering flesh and i love your face studies. i look forward to collaborating with you more now that Trevor will be mentoring us
Your work is outstanding...thanks for sharing. I was wondering if your figure studies are from memory or do you use ref...
woah... nice updates mate... !
It's great fun to watch your sb rising... please don't stop posting...
As I said last time.. I'll keep watching your thread.
Stoph - looking forward to it too, trev said hes get us all sorted on AIM or messenger to chat, so chat soon!
bradjames - thanks man! the figure studies that look traditional are all from photo ref - for a course i'm doing (which has almost ended sadly) but the chow and chow sketches i do are generally from my head. But i can only do those from having studied the real thing!
Metal Mike - glad to see you back again for more thankyou for looking!
Autumnal Dream - lovely username! glad you think my sketchbook is rising, hopefully in quality and not just content! Please do stop by! And tell your friends!
forgot i hadnt posted this!...i really want to render it up when i get more time!
Last edited by Tom Garden; October 2nd, 2007 at 09:50 AM.
I just looked through all of your sketchbook, BEAUTIFUL! I really love your palette and your head studies are great. I aspire to be as good as you. Sometimes though, I am sad because every so often a painting of yours will start to look like a photograph... and once that happens its not as good. A painting is beautiful because its a painting. I love when I can see brush strokes, they add so much to the piece. Great work and I can't wait to see more.
Here is my portrait for self portrait day! was a bit late! damn...but its quite fun, thought i should be pouting in this pic. 1 hour roughly in PS from a photo
Also some exciting news - i've just started my first freelance gig as a proper concept artist creating concepts for a game! Its all very exciting at the moment, but keeping me veeery busy! Hope to update this sketchbook as much as possible. Still have some work from trevors tutoring to put up soon, so keep checking!
woah!!!! this sb is so tasty i can't get enough of it! i'd love to do the billions of study that you seem to do, it's amazing! All those bodies and poses are just great to look at! Now on more colorful stuff, i specially love the archer in post 107, and the first image in post 113 just blows my mind... it's beautiful. I'm giving you 5 stars... and I'm subscribing to this... i'll be watchful of your stuff..
finally!! a post!! its been so long....sorry for lack in update, but for the past three months i've been so busy with my game job - i've had no time for extra art! And i cant show any game art....yet!!
Here is my final for the last man standing competition! Go check it all out in the finally finished section - some great artwork there!!
Here is a gif of the various steps in the pic. I'm planning to add some more little sketches i did of the idol for fun!
Last edited by Tom Garden; January 22nd, 2008 at 08:37 PM.
Hey Tom, love your LMS entry and seeing the animated gif really brings the process to life. I'm blown away by all the body studies, those are amazing, and the black and white concept character thumbs really get me inspired to try the same thing myself. I also love the reddish yellow demon guy at the top of that post, though, he has a fantastic sense of energy with all those brushstrokes. Great skechbook!