Awesome stuff here. Bravo!
Nutella: Yeah I hope that it shows growth, sometimes I wonder... I know it's helped me learn to draw features other than my own.
Jovian M: Actually I do too!
DHTenshi: will do, thanks!
Connor: Good crit man, thank you for that, I owe you. I'll keept those things in mind next time. Very sensible.
Armando: Well said, well said. I can't argue with those things. Of course all his muscles are rendered to look like they've been individually inflated with an air pump, but I still appreciate his clarity. Maybe I can move past him now as well, I dunno. You said so yourself that even if the information given is obvious, it's still information given, and in my case, information gained. I'd like to get a healthy amount of life drawing to back up whatever I learn in a book, regardless. I appreciate your concern and I'll heed your advice and lay of the Hogarth though. Thanks mate.
Here's some stuff. I'm still learning...
Heya Eric, the lines are looking really strong, very mature, especially in the little machines/mechs. Just keep doing the paintings, they'll get better and better. Remember to take your time with paint, really observe if its from life, and if its from your head then really think hard about where the light is coming from and how it will land on the planes of the object and affect the local color. Keep it up dude, you are getting gooooooooooooooooood.
Hey! I've been neglecting the SB section for way too long, so I'm happy to come back here and see your recent updates. Really juicy stuff.
Are you heading into or currently studying concept/entertainment design? I'm sorry I can't remember (it really has been a while), but from the looks of your work, it sure seems like your niche. The thumbs are so varied and dynamic, especially love those quick mech pen ones in the latest post. Would be cool to see those designs fleshed out.
And that lovely watercolour painting shows your diversity. Beautiful colours!
Allan: Oh hush now, man. Your stuff is stellar. It's been a while, too, I'll try to catch you online some time.
Connor: Alright man, I'll be keeping that all in mind for the future works...
Vritra: That's really generous! Thank you!
AsaB: Yeah that's always been kind of the idea, I guess. Concept design is the dream. But you know, I'd be happy doing just about anything so long as the subject matter is fun. Like right now I'm working on storyboarding an animation project I'm working on with some friends, and I really love doing it! Storyboards are like the comic books I never had the patience to draw.
Here's the stuff...quite the jumble. From sketches, a digital photo study, all kinds of stuff. Storyboard excerpt on the end. Thank you all for stopping by!
Damn dude those boards are sick! The compositions are nice. The exploratory bot thumbnails at the top of the page are also cool. Looks like you're covering a healthy dose of everything, figure, industrial, creatures, boards--just awesome!
Thanks all for the support! It's awesome.
Fumble: Yeah, that's the plan, it's been a really good challenge because it's basically just intense composition studies. Also I think I'm learning some more about storytelling through pictures this way. It's a challenge to think about pictures that have to move...
Braintree: That's exactly what your thread does for me!
Jasper: Thanks, mate! And so you shall! I think I'll maybe post up a whole slew of storyboards before too long.
nana_iro_miso: Thanks, I appreciate you even taking a look!
First of July! Time to post! Been a good kind of busy lately.
So I'm just going to show the color side of things for now. I'm trying to push myself into painting more. These works are kind of random in their own ways but deliberate. This is basically some N.C. Wyeth fanart.
I was trying to figure out how starting from a "ground" in a digital piece of a complementary color to what the final was intended to be would effect my process of painting it. I did this over the course of an hour and while I know it's nothing like traditional painting, meaning the "underpainting" will not create luminosity in the paint, it did help me to keep using neutral colors in the composition and slowly build up the color relationships without going straight for the hottest, brightest colors I wanted. I might keep working this way to see where it takes me. Any thoughts on this process?
Ogling Alma Tadema, blended with experiments in color, composition and on-the-fly costume design. I kinda went into all of these flying by the seat of my pants.
And a taste of storyboards? I guess...for fun. Still going on with Robo-san.
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Oh, my god. Cute freakin' robo-dog in search of adventure.
I read, scratch that, I looked at the robo-san book that you've been making, and I knew exactly what was happening even though I've never learned a lick of Japanese. The position of the figures lead me straight through the picture. Really well done!
Oh, and that first painting looks superb. I'm not a painter though and have little experience, so I can't give you any pointer, let alone praise with backing.
Keep it up It's hard to work in the summer.
Woot! doing freaking awesome as always eh? need to stop being lazy! (meaning me of course)
i can see a lot of variety in this sketchbook! is lovely!
Sketches, colors, story boards... man, i like it all
i was looking for something to help you out, and only thought that maybe you could work more on your values, because of the last digital, the one with the girl
btw, the jungle scene is awesome =)
i suck at constructive criticism!
Nutella:I can't agree more with the working in the summer bit, it is hard. I'm glad to hear that the Robo-san book communicates effectively. I was rather unsure to be honest. The final animation will not follow the story of the book exactly so there will still be more to see! Thanks for your words!
DHTenshi: Totally right. You are so totally right. My values need to be my focus right now in everything I think. Thank you for the valuable crit!
These are just some speedies that I did. Trying to get some color sense/value/composition all worked out better in my head. I need to do some finished works though. I feel guilty.
Some fresh colors and compositions man
looking forward to seeing more as always
have a good one keep working hard
sketchbook updated October 6th
Really good studies and I love your concepts!
Jamie: *high five* thanks, mate.
Nellin: 'ppreciate it, sir.
Here's what's going on. Kinda. More later.
Color key for animation project.
For when I thought about participating in CHoW for like a day. I'm such a lazyass. Can someone kick me please? Challenge me? Something? If anyone would like to have a paint-off or something, I just need more competition to get me going, I think.
Great stuff man colour is getting loads better especially skintones, they're lookin really great a paint off? could maybe do some open canvas stuff? wouldnt exactly be a competition but its good fun if you wanted to do some sometime
.........at least, the last time I was here was in March
Those plein air painting came out very nice
I really like the mood in the last painting from #1076. You keep rocking your pens huh? Your lines are really nice and you handle them very well. Good to see you're studying so much and I'm glad you forced yourself to pick up the paints again. With being lazy and thinking about participating the ChoW I'm on the same boat as you are. If you have any suggestions to kick your (and my) ass, drop me a note
BTW: In #1124, who's the guy in the red cape with the yellow hair? (I suspect you of drawing someone who's awesome )
Hey sketcheth, I'm glad to be useful.
Looking good in this updates, they seem pretty imaginative (dunno if this word exists lol) because you paint a lot of diferent scenes, and i like that
Keep working on values, for example, the girl with the fire right next to her right needs a strong light and shadow contrast. The shadows need to be a lot darker and the parts that are most near to the light need lighter values, because fire as lightsource tends to be really variable, not like sunlight. Hope you get what i mean
this is a good example http://www.morganweistling.com/galle...ndlelight.html
you can see how her right arm is way more illuminated than her chest because the arm is nearer also the hand
Hope this is useful man! keep updating =)
Man this is all looking really nice, those little ink figure drawings you did are killer. You're getting a good grasp on color too. Wish I had something to critique you on but i dunno, i think you're really on the right track!