Malakuko: Thank you kindly. The story will probably center around a dukes court, seen through the eyes of a musician, but more on that later... I meant that the way I usually sketch with pencil is in very small format, where a small mark can imply a lot. On a larger scale, this is less so, and I am more confronted with the limits of pencil. It is predominantly a linear instrument that can't handle large areas of tone as well. For that I rather use chalk like Conté, which has some of the best of both. But that's all just a matter of preference.
To the PSes: I don't care much for soccer, but it's a pity yeah. About the digital technique, it's not that exciting. When working in PS I used to start from a middle grey tone and work up towards white and down to black from that. It makes the values more manageable.
Liam Harvey: Reactions like that are always a treat I'm glad you like what I do, I'll keep doing it!
Capital G: Those are so much fun to do. And especially for you, I present:
...more sketchbook pages! During the 3 weeks of holiday I have just come back from, I have attempted to flesh out the concept for my little graphic novel project. Lots of writing and loose ideas but no solid plot yet.
It will be more political in nature, and centers around a possible betrayal to take place during a court feast, but mostly it will be about preventing it from happening. It's like a crime story, but the crime has yet to be committed, or might not be committed at all. So far the vague descriptions...
Here's some pages with text and sketches, some more elaborate than others. They help me visualize the world I'm thinking up. I'm especially pleased with the row of tiny people, that was mighty fun to draw.
Last edited by Yngling; August 7th, 2010 at 06:18 PM.
Ok, I'll divide this in manageable portions. During my holiday I also found some time to paint. Not much, but some. I took another shot at plein-air painting.
The first time, I was forced to stop mid-session because of heavy rain messing up my work. Unfortunately, it would continue to rain for many days to come, so there went my plans. To make up for this, I painted the towels from the bungalow I stayed in. Then I went on to do some colour studies after reading a fantastic book, written by Johannes Itten, about colour theory. They were just coloured squares, so I won't bore you with that, but I do recommend that book to anyone.
At last I found an opportunity to paint outside again, so I did another plein-air. I worked on it for little over an hour, before the park I was in closed and I had to quit. Oh the hardships I had to endure
Really nice batch of updates, they betray shitloads of skill.Interesting way of using complimentary colours in that forest painting, and the tree drawings have a pleasant vibe too. Always fun to pop into this SB for sure!
Today, I took my 1/2 scale anatomy model and a scarf, and posed it sitting on a drum. I started out with a digital painting, that was well underway when suddenly, my model collapsed right in front of me. In a very awkward way, too. So, I left the digital piece the way it was, and made a quicker charcoal drawing of the poor skeleton. My charcoal handling has become a bit rusty...
Hey, what a great sketchbook! I really like it, and this medieval caravan on top of this page is realla really cool. Very dynamic lines and even it's just a sketch you can recognize a lot of details. I give you 5 stars and looking forward for more
Well well, quite a break I've taken here. School has been one hell of a ride, and there have been some very unfortunate personal circumstances, so I must admit I almost forgot about you guys...
I'll remedy some of that by posting a few pieces from a while back. I have worked on a fantasy cardgame along with some other aspiring artists. It was pretty much a hobby project but we invested serious amounts of time and effort in it. The plan was to get it published in some way, but so far we haven't had much luck with that. Ah well. It was a great experience anyway.
I did the artwork for 2 of the races in the game. They were mostly classics: Humans and Undead. I decided to do both in different media. Humans are all done with acrylic (plus some coloured pencil here and there) on paper. Dor the Undead I went all digital. It has certainly helped me develop my digital skills greatly!
First up: sketches and preliminary design work for the Humans!
I'll upload some more stuff in the coming weeks, when I find time. I'm pretty happy with a lot of it, so I can't resist showing it off!
Oh my god Yngling! Those final paintings are outstanding! Their so interesting to look at I cant even describe how much I like them! This is definetly one of my favourite sketchbooks on CA, always look forward to your posts!
Are those undead sketches for your story? or for the CHOW challenge? I like the line work, very tattered, just like them