Random stuff from the past year or so, hope to add much more...
Random stuff from the past year or so, hope to add much more...
Nice, I like how you shade.
FemmeFatale and GlindaDesign both look a lot like my ex-girlfriend. Are you dating a girl named Erika? Her rib cage is kinda big for a chick don't you think? But sexy in a unique way.
Any way great stuff. JujuQueen is freeeaky!
i dont know how much a crit from a amateur means but here goes. YOu style and subjects look inspired but original. I like colors and full bodies would allow for a better render of your skill. i liked the show more plz.
Cool start man. Keep posting.
thanks for the comments.
I'm married to a woman named Zoe so no need to worry about ex-girlfriends!
Good catch about the rib cage, I've noticed that is a persistent problem in my female characters, even happens when I try and sculpt. I was talking about that very thing in a class recently, something I need to keep an eye on in the future.
Hopeto post more soon!! I'm digging all the great work in everyone's sketch books. I'm starting to feel pretty good about my drawings but I realize I have a long way to go. Posting them helps me to see them in a different light, sometimes thats good, usually its humbling .
some paintings based on the sketches in my previous post:
some weird beastie thing drawn while on a road trip:
some sketches from photographs. Not the best way to practice but you do what you gotta do.
Really nice values you have in here. Your really understanding how to work with darks and lights and everything in between. A lot of people stuggle with this. One suggestion would be is to create a focal point(I'm not saying your not doing this, I just want you to think about it when you draw/paint). Where do you want to draw the viewers eye. Remember, as artist we still want to control where we want the viewers eyes to travel in a composition. keep up the good work.
good advice! looking over these sketches i see what you mean. I haven't made a concopus effort to direct the viewer's attention to any particluar part of the composition. I will keep it in mind for my next sketches.
Here are some sketches I made at the insomania event in San Francisco. These aren't super great or anything but they do sort of represent where my head was at during the event. Some good stuff, some not so good stuff, some ideas on where I need to go from here.
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sketches on the planes. Trying to get away from overly rendered images. Also working on profiles...The Right Profile...
My femme fatale drawing (the first one in this sketchbook) has been immortalized in Clay on the lates John Brown Sculpture DVD from Gnomon:
Actually he asked me to draw it for him in the first place. Its a great DVD, he does comparisons with a live nude model. Great lecture for sculptors and illustrators alike. There's some goofy footage of me drawing the figure at the beginning of the DVD. I think his finished sculpture is a lot better than my sketch, but he has 15 years in the industry on me...
Here are some images form the DVD (grabbed from the gnomon website):
I haven't posted in a long while because I've been working a lot. but here are some experiments/doodles I did in Painter while watching over various renders at work. I've been using these to develop a more organic painting style. These all start as photos of random textures, I thne paint over them and tweak until it looks kinda cool or I get sick of looking at them.
Close ups of this study:
My next step is to take some of the techniques I used in creating these images and apply them to characters. I have a 3D animation on my website based on this style as well (www.bloopatone.com)
Thanks for listening, comments are welcome. I'll try and post some WIPs in the future.
Been a while, here are some sketches done on the airplane from photographs:
Also, my New Year's Resolution for 08 is to draw a skull every day. I'll post a few here.
hey! great stuff! your figures and head are coming along very well, keep it up!
Incessant Doodlings of a Wandering Mind (my sketchbook)
"Avoidance of what you can't draw well doesn't stimulate growth." -Cory Trego-Erdner
"Only the mediocre are always at their best."-Jean Giraudoux
These are a year old but I thought I would post them just to add them to my sketchbook. I've been using IMG tags for a year, I guess I need to go back and upload all of these images!! maybe later...
Dude your sketchbook is kind of creepy..
But I love the organic paintings. It's different and coool.
Perhaps you can combine figures and the organics..?
Like a mega organic biofigure?
Thanks fo rthe comments! I am headed in the direction of combining the techniques. I did do this digital painting for a class at with Puddnhead which kind of started me off with some ideas. This is a year or so old as well....
OK, these are some new sketches from photos. i post these to track my progress but I admit there are some big problems. I also need to explore a new style. this smudgey stuff is getting old....
Wow, its been almost two years since my last post. I've really fallen off the radar. I've been very depressed about the quality of my own work in the past year. Part of this is because I just haven't been sketching like I used to. i've been going straight to 3d and the result is stuff that just doesn't measure up. I got paid just fine for the last few jobs I've worked in animation but i don't really want to show them off to anyone, not very proud of the final product. I have to get back into sketching again, only way to solve this problem I guess.
sketches done over the weekend just to get back into the swing of things....
I never do vehicles but here's a stab at some Photoshop wheeled schtick. I would like to try some more when I get time.
I think that last one was more about playing with vehicle sketching techniques. In reality this car would not be very drive-able and possible look very silly from other angles. But like I said, I'm not a car dude. i drive a 98 Honda Civic with a hole where the radio used to be.
I just watched the Zhang lu female head portrait movie (about 3 times). My first attempt at painting a similar portrait from my imagination was a total disaster so I decided to go back, watch the movie again, and very slowly imitate his techniques, basically copy the head he paints. Not really the point of the exercise I guess but it seems to have helped a lot. Any ways, here is the result, my version of his painting. ext I will try and do a more original image.
Th video was extremely helpful, can't wait to get more!