Thanks everyone!! I will reply to you all very soon, but its a pain at the moment because my laptop has been out of commission, so i have been browsing here on an ipad... Not as fun, or easy as it sounds haha, but anyways i just wanted to let you all know that i have been steadily drawing and sketching and posting it all to my facebook account instead of here.
So add me on facebook if you havent already, (Nick Beatrice) http://www.facebook.com/nick.beatrice
And we can keep this thing rolling!! Also add a note or something to let me know who you are if you decide to join in on the facebook fun! Haha ok, off to do some more sketches!!
Oh yea and i just posted a step by step half assed tutorial on how i did a marker sketch of Guile from street fighter, so check it out!!
Yo Nicky, what up? Y U no update? You do realize this puts a significant burden on our bromance?
Swordfish - thanks dude!!
[A'B] - thanks!! just trying to get the lighting..
Eightball_ - many thanks man!! gotta give most of the credit n those to Ross, he knows his stuff more than i do haha.
Psychobuddy - ha thanks! i wil try to do some more this week!!
Christoffer - wow, thanks man!! that means a lot!!
blu01 - yea, your right on that! i always tend to lean towards generic head on poses for my silhouettes... gotta move away from that!
Aaron_ - thanks!! no specia program, just used painter, then would email the flat jpeg to mr corlan, and he would return it looking much better haha. then i would ruin it again, and send it back
Velocity Kendall - thanks bro! those were all Ross haha!
spitboi7 - haha yea... its been sooo fucking long!!
The_Flying_Dutchman - thanks dude!!!
htkpeh - thanks a lot man!! i appreciate that!
bpic - yea that was bugging me too haha, thanks for dropping by bro!! your killing those anatomy studies ately!!
Medusoid - thanks bro!!
Yor - oh god!! yes!! i would be honored! thanks for stopping by man!!
LtPlissken - HAHAHA!!! your the best LT!!
dan liimatta - hey bro!! thanks man!!
Parsakoira - then this is what i shall focus on!! many thanks buddy!!
AlexTooth - hey man! thanks!! your updates on deviant art are friggin awesome!!!!
Zporpnitteg - thanks man!!
PxelSlayer - haha i blame it all on HP!! my laptop just got sent back to me after a MONTH!! it took them so long to fix it!
SMILEFACE - hahaha i know! but thankully its all fixed now!!
THANKS FOR THE CONSTANT LOVE AND SUPPORT GUYS!!!!
I LOVE YOU ALL!!!!!!!!
so, my laptop JUST got sent back to me, HP had it for over a MONTH!!! yea i know right? they had to replace the motherboard as well as a lot of other components, but luckily my HD was left intact! yay! still have my thousands of images and refs on here!
anyways... FUCK its been a looooong time! i promise it wont happen again!! i still dont have my scanner hooked up, but please accept this meager offering of crappy camera phone images to satiate your blood lust!!!!
digital sketches are ON THEIR WAY!!!!!!!
I really like the detail and solidity in a lot of the last few posts. I especially like the paintings of the orc thing and muscled guy.
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Theres always a constant supply of people being cut in half in your comic panels haha, its so br00tal. - diggin it
The large variety of style with your lines and color is dope. Much love for this SB.
Love your pencils very unique style. Great sketchbook love it. Only looked and the first few pages and last. Too many (70) to go through but i bookmarked your sketchbook will go throught the whole thing eventually.
COOL!!!! maybe losen up just a bit bit bit!!!!
Fullmetal-Animator - thanks man!! that acrylic painting was a pain in the nuts...
S.F.Batchelor - much love for YOU haha!! thanks man!! that really means a lot!
lionheartGFX - thanks man!! i had a lot of fun doing that pic!!
Mitze - thanks a bunch man!! dont look too hard haha theres a lot of junk in here too!
subvicto - haha thanks man, i do tend to get very tense towards the final details stage of my paintings... something i constantly struggle with is clean edges and details. gotta work on it!
ok! so my first few attempts to get back into digital sketching... sucked. i did a quick character study from some cosplay chick, then did the DSG prometheus thing. just a weird thing i made after looking at a lot of Giger art.
All the sketchbook stuff at post number 2082 is great.
Keep on rocking, Nick!
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shockowaffel - haha thanks man. yea im trying to focus some more on proportions to no avail... but still trying to keep that in mind more lately.
ok shmonstah numbah 2! ! ! hes like an evil demon that lays in waiting mongst floor boards.. then they tear themselves out of the wood, assimilating in the air and forming this baddie!!! then he proceeds to eat your face! YEA!
You've made such vast improvements here. Your a true inspiration You work just keeps getting better and better. I see a promising future for you. :3
Great stuff man! I really like the aztec dudes you came up with ha did you use apocalypto as a referance? I really want to see that giger landscape go further. and very nice wendy whoppers of course. Keep it up!
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Newman101 - thank you man! really it means a lot!!
p sage - haha... its true
N0N - haha wendy whoppers/ thanks man! yea i was looking at a bunch of apocalypto refs for those!
some goof ball type ish yall feelin me say word son.
D S G sucka represent represent!! ! ! !!! !! !!
SMILEFACE - haha love it. you are the man Blake~~
some shloppy enviro sketches... trying to get better! (and maybe enter this weeks EOW, its a partner one -team ups- so hopefully ill have a partner soon because i need to get into environments alot more.
feel free to pm me if you want to team up!
looking good man! so much improvement since my last visit!
The traditional sketches are looking better and better.Maybe one suggeston for you humans would be to think less of anatomical "bits and pieces" stuck on top of a mannequin frame and more like an animator, with forms flowing into one another following the rhythm of the pose (having a clear idea of what you want to draw before starting helps-sounds dumb but focusing on words and verbs rather that blocks and muscles helps).
As a way of checking on your own progress and find out what your weak points are, you should give yourself some kind of project (comic pages, a series of characters from the same world etc) with deadlines.Start building a portfolio, no matter if you feel ready or not.If you finish something, you either end up with something that looks bad (and learn tons from it) or something that looks good (and that can help you find actual work).Apart from portfolio building its a way of getting out of the pin-up/anatomy study/random studies rut and challenge yourself in new ways!
TheGnoll - hey man, thanks for stopping by! and a huuuuge thanks for your very kind words!! your right too, it is time i began to put myself out there, and i do need to start to putting together a portfolio! i will attempt to work on that, and i appreciate the words man!! really means alot!!
woah been a while since I've last been in here and you got tons better good stuff man, those sketchbook pages are sweet. just two things i noticed from the last couple pages:
your torsos from imagination are looking very flat. the pecs, shoulders, abs, everything is on the same plane. take a quick look in the mirror and you'll see what i mean. and just be careful not to make things too saturated. a little bit is fine, but when everything is highly saturated, nothing is.
other than that things are looking good. keep it up