hi folk, man this takes quite some courage for a noob like me to post among the quality stuff that is floating around these days...then again, it is always an inspiration and orientation, have a long road ahead :happy:
this is not up to the bar, but you have to start somewhere, right?
right, the stuff I´m showing here was for a larger project, our school´s so called "Abitzeitung", basically a magazine for the guys that graduated this year from our high-school. normally, there aren´t any illustrations in these, but I saw a chance of finally getting some work out(even if it´s mainly for the parents and grands, you know ) and got into gear.
it was a long time project, started rather small, I planned to invest 10min per caricature, which proofed to be fantastically foolish. In retrospective, I spend a sum of nearly 300 hours on the caricatures and under 20 for the cover.
I learned a ton, so it was great for me. my claims always leveled up when I finished around 20 portraits, so I revised some around 5 times(they started really like crap, if I find some beginnings I might show them )
the rest is some fun on 4 of the caricatures and a pseudo t-shirt design I had some fun with(scanned drawing + ps-luv), and a personal piece for an exhibition.
ahhh...forgot, just because I´m such a nerd I did some robuts after IDIOT APATHY, who inspired me heaps, and they ARE fun to do hehe
sooo, enough rambling, on to the art, comments and crits are highly welcome
//ehh, how do I change the sequence of attached images? or do I have to consider this before uploading? arg
Last edited by Darkside; July 30th, 2007 at 12:02 PM.
Darkside, your caricatures are great! Lots of 'em too! Each one easily identifiable as an individual. Very expressive and clearly demonstrates your talent. I tell ya what I don't see, which is equally demonstrative of talent... is HANDS!!
I want you to go buy Bridgman's book of 100 hands and copy the ENTIRE book into your notebooks. Then draw as many pairs of hands as you have faces here. How's that for a task!!
The thing is, the Head and the hands are the most expressive and complicated shit on the planet. (Well, the body too) Once you get them down, you KNOW you can do anything else. Natch? But start with the hands!
sorry folks, i'm in a hurry here, so i'll keep this in german:
fantastischer aufwand fuer ne abizeitung hab letztes jahr an unserer mitgewirkt und wollte ebenfalls karikaturen fuer jeden schueler machen.
da ich letztendlich aber die gesamte zeitung plus filmprojekt mit einem freund im alleingang gestalten durfte (nicht alle opfern gerne fuer sowas ihre zeit...), blieb nicht genug zeit. rueckblickend schade... also, grosse bewunderung von mir tolle karikaturen und ein irre guter ductus in den gemalten sachen. wie alt bist du? moechtest illustration beruflich betreiben?
yo krasser aufwand aber gelungen
wenn nicht das Schnepfenpack schlechthin unsere abizeitung gemacht hätte wär da bestimmt mehr von mir drin als der Kursbericht zum LK Kunst ^^
btw: du kannst die bilder "aus dem attatchment rahmen holen" und in dem post positionieren wo du willst
mit dem büroklammer tool im advanced post modus (auch nachträglich noch möglich
friends Sketchbooks:Dile_, Stine
my flickr go there if you want to see my photography stuff
<mildly sarcastic remark that seems a little cutting at first read, but contains wisdom and is really rather funny>
Ilaekae: "I'm sick and tired of "purists" who dictate their own anal preoccupations to everybody else as the word of gods."
wow, thanks for the comments boys, honestly it made my day...I´m a happy man now hehe
kev: thanks for the nice compliment and crit. you are definitely right, I´m no expert in drawing hands though I practice drawing my own hands nearly everyday.
Actually I got the book for some time now, I will tackle it, thanks for the reminder!
Hankuka: gracias mann, hört man immer gerne. Ich bin 19(für ne handvoll tage noch) :happy: beruflich habe ich im Blick, ja...mal sehn wie sich das alles entwickelt
infinit: danke für lob und aufklärung
respect on the effort you put into that abizeitung... I remember back in the days I didn't have the nerve to do a lot of illustrations for mine... I endet up contributing a handful, so I know what I'm talking about
Your charicatures are really great, I'm sure you learned a lot drawing that many! Keep it up, you're art is really going somewhere!
BOAH EH SUGARRRRRR!!!1
Hey Darkside ur post brought me on todays brighsight!! LOL!!
Thanks very very much for ur post in my thread!!
Such kind word of such a mofo marvollous artist made my day!
Hell ur stuff is sooooo hooootttt booyyy!!! And if u just did ur Abi this year!
I know u will got really really far!
My stuff reminds u of bobby chio lmao!! URS REMINDS ME OF BOBBY Man!!
Your caricatures are sick as hell love every one of them!!
Keep it comin bro! Really love to see more!! Gonna subscribe !!
Ha and i gonna give u 4 Stars!!! And if u show hands like Kev said i gonna give u 5 !!!
t.m0: thx man, and yes: I learned a LOT on a side note, we are namesakes hehe
jushra: cheers man, nice site you have there
Soja: damn, my heart started to beat faster when I read your reply, you are way to kind as for the hands, a pic is forming in my mind which will fulfill your demands hehe (if I finish it, that is ;P )
dkounios: thx, posted in your sb
I LOVE your colors! Know that I'm very jealous.
amazing faces man... love them all
Nice, great characters. The angel is really kewl. I would love to see more. Keep it up!
right, there you go
I´d be more than happy ´bout some crits (yeahhh, was lazy again with the hands, will probably revise this piece, but it´s enough for today, on to the next, hehe)
hope you all like it, btw. does anybody know a good gif maker for os x?
I would like to share the progress if anybody is interested...
edit: argh, how do I change the headtitle for the thread? thx
oh you damn...
Just wow, you are really great for your age, makes me sad that i am 2 long years older than you.
Well the charicatures are fanatastic, remains me a lot to Robolus work!
Very clean work, what me really bothers is the clouds and the moon in the "Angel rising baby falling" painting, it looks so beginner-like and kills the whole painting for me.
Just another thing is the last work you posted, try to integrate the background with the character, and try to give him some more emotion.
PS: hast du schon einen Studienplatz, oder darfst du jetzt erst zu Bundeswehr bzw. Zivi machen?
colrouphobic: thx man
xaya: wow, now that´s an eye opener I didn´t even consider the clouds in the angel piece, fuck. ok I´ll go over it again, thanks for that.
and your right with the bg, I´m really bad and uncreative when it comes to finding a harmonizing element there
robulus sure was an inspiration to start doing caricatures, if you look at his blog you´ll see me being caricatured there you go
I heard from Rob that you spend some hours talking to him? he´s a great guy to learn from, isnt´he? hehe
I´m starting my zivi these days, but ´am as good as safely enrolled in the Rhein-Sieg Akademie ( www.rsak.de)
hey darkside, thanks for dropping by my little sketchbook. your stuff is really strong, amazing, you just finished school? woa.
i can't remember your nickname or face, regarding cologne, help me out a bit, man.
The simple linework caricatures look fantastic.
Plus, great dedication - 300 hours is a damn long time.
my sketches here... http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=92997
www.sevans.co.nz , visit them or a puppy dies!
Terrific stuff. Those caricatures are particularly fantastic. Nice job!
the cover is a bit weak on the typo and color choice side but these things come with time.
i would not advice going to the Rhein-Sieg Akademie, two lady friends of mine were really unhappy there.
its true that someone with your talent and work ethic is able to survive everywhere.. but rsak is not a good choice i think.
Very nice sketchbook!Your caricatures are really great (great line quality and "solidiy")I just hope that youu keep posting
excellent work man, really cool caricatures (and tons of 'em too!), all very expressive and well done...did you learn with practice or learned caricatures with a book or something? just wondering
In pic no1, i really love the colors, but the font doesn't convince me, as well as the lower car, it looks in a "stiff" perspective, if you know what i mean.It actually looks the more "grounded" instead than the flying one, imho.
The angel is cool (nice new avatar btw ) nice work on the ork too, very cool skin and muscles, not entirely convinced with the whole random bg, and the hands.
keep sharing man, you are kicking some ass
The car painting is fresh and interesting.
However, there are two things I think that are ruining it.
The type is very intrusive, and then the cornered lines at the bottom left are constricting what is otherwise an 'open' composition.
Just my opinion, though.