Warm-up from this morning:
You have a solid sense of color, and you also rock out the little details.
I really like the thumbnails.
OOoo I love the way you do your work. How long have you been drawing, and when did you finally perfect your art style?
This SB is getting a strangely low amount of attention.
Very nice concepts ookchk. Afraid I don't have any general crits to give. Are there anything in particular you would like opinions on?
Nice sketchbook. Good variety and range.
Colors could use higher saturations in certain areas, that's about it.
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This is a nice SB, I really like your use of colour and its nice to see you include comic pages as well. Good job
I agree this a great sb you got started, I really dig your character thumbs, very nice, keep up the good work!
Thanks so much for the comments guys!
Deru: I've been drawing for a long time.. took a bit of a break during high school, which was a mistake, and is why I'm not better than this by this point. And I don't really think my art style is perfected, but thank you for your kind words!
Jeri: Thanks so much dude! I'm glad at least a few of you guys have found it, and been pleased. I don't know what specific crits I want, really... just if you see problems, or know of a way something could be better, let me know.
Evildisco: Thanks for stopping by, and I will keep your suggestion in mind! Glad you like my stuff!
Drunknmunky: Cheers dude, thanks a lot! Thanks for looking.
Wareagle: Yeah, I have a lot of fun doing thumbs... I swear almost more than doing more finished drawings, it's weird... anyway, thanks for dropping by, and I will try to keep the updates coming!
Sorry, I know this is a shitty picture, but here's a WIP of a painting I'm workin' on. Comments and crits (even if it's just how to take a better picture of the damn thing) would be appreciated.
Anyways, it's intended to be a cover for a novel by Terry Goodkind, called Wizard's First Rule. Surely some of you know it? It's supposed to be Zedd up on his Wizard's Rock, watching clouds.
Last edited by KarylGilbertson; January 26th, 2007 at 12:17 AM.
regarding your good earth stuff: those lines in the sketches are world-class clean. what's the trick to getting lines to look that smooth and consistent? the finished pieces are top notch too, please share how you did the textures
For the good earth things, I pencilled the drawing onto unprepared masonite, and painted right on to it, with no gesso between the paint and the board. Also, I used very, very thin washes of acrylic, which is how I get the texture of the masonite to show through in a lot of places.
Thanks for dropping by!
Okay, no update yesterday because I went snowboarding. I tried to draw when I got home, but I was exhausted and fell asleep instead.
Anyway, here's something I forgot to show you guys. I made this for my Fiancιe for her birthday. It's a little bit of a different style but yeah, I had fun.
Hopefully I will get a chance to update tonight as well, since I am working on characters all day today. If not, tomorrow morning. Ciao!
Here's some of today's character work, along with some random headshots and other stuff done to unwind. Let me know what you think!
The last one there, I'm trying out a new style, something fresher while cleaner at the same time. As well as trying to be more expressive in my character work. It has a ways to go but I was fairly pleased.
Alright, an update with little more than a half hour to spare!
This is a [fairly shitty] speedpainting I did to try to get the feel of a temple scene down. It made me realize how much I suck at speedpainting. Especially environments. I guess I gotta ramp up the practice.
I think the muted, storybook coloring is part of your style, but I think you might wanna try getting stronger contrast/highlights in some of your images. Just my two cents, I'm working around colors at the moment myself.
ahh, style nothing. I am not too worried about keeping up a "style" per se... I want to make the strongest images I can, so I will do what I can to achieve that goal. I'm not to hung up on having my own "style" at the moment. Thanks for the crit, in any case, I will try to keep it in mind in the future.
Hey folks, here's today's update. I am doing a book cover project, and am doing a rather strange cover for "Wizard's First Rule" by Terry Goodkind. In the novel the wizard, Zedd, likes to "read" clouds while standing on his Wizard's Rock. He prefers to do this naked. I thought it'd make a "striking" image on a bookshelf.
EDIT: Also, I am definitely not done with this. So I know there's still a lot to be worked on, and worked on it shall be. You can still crit it up though, I'm sure there's things I haven't seen yet.
Great to see lots of creative and imaginative works here ook. I like some of your rougher sketches particularly, they have alot of life. The coffee house illustration looks quality. And its good to see so many thumbnails/mini designs done for your charectors.
I'm not too sure about the composition for the terry goodkind book. I've heard it's not unusual for some illustrators to do 40+ thumbnails. Maybe doesn't have to be to this level, but in each thumbnail you could develop and idea or composition a little bit more, and really make your work stand out.
generally though keep up all this creativity!
Last edited by Hazaeon; February 2nd, 2007 at 03:26 PM.
Hazaeon: Thanks for the comments! In regards to the Terry Goodkind cover... I did do some thumbs before jumping into the final, but definitely not 40. I thought it'd be kinda striking to see on a bookshelf somewhere, but the response hasn't been too good. Ah well, it's been a learning experience. I'll spend more time on the thumbs next time around.
Argh!! It's 12:10 here, which means technically I missed my daily update
Well, here it is anyway, late though it may be. Just some WIP stuff that I'm working on in PS for one of my classes. I also did a crapload of prop thumbs, so I'll scan those and throw 'em up tomorrow.