not finished yet, but i guess i should post this before i forget. . .
Hey everyone! Thanks so much for all the upbeat comments -- I love that you love my shark heads. I'm gonna be a bastard and skip the individual acknowledgments right now and just get these posted before getting on with the rest of my evening.
So, as those of you who follow this thread know, I've been enjoying messing about with Watercolour Pencils. That has sortuv continued, and here are some recent messings, along with part of a coffee-table noodle. I actually posted one of these pages before, but then I went back into it and punched it up a bit (Sabre-Crab page). Anyhows, see whatchya think:
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William! Great to have another post to feast upon~ All these fleshy creatures look great rendered out in watercolor. I bought one of them watercolor pencils many moons ago but haven't had to gumption to test it yet, i should change that, and your recent anatomy studies have given your creations some interesting interlocking masses. Also, Squiddy McSquid is a badass.
Thanks for sharing man!
Solid unusual and interesting. this whole sketchbook is really cool and diverse.
5 stars for you
Just updating myself on your work, those shark head variations are wonderful. I love the tiny forms you build around the eyes. And the spiny tongue one, genius. I want to eat a mango with that tongue.
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man i didn't realize just how much i missed your stuff. the flatheaded crocodile-thingy is probably my favourite, it looks like it could waltz right off the page.
Seriously impressive SB! Blown my mind!
holy crap man!!! these watercolor sketches are amazing. i hate to even call them sketches, they are too good for that haha. but the one that looks like anatomy studies but distorted, that page is intense. i love it!!
Great detail and rendering style, loving your creatures, man!
Y, you are good sketches
Mouth watering watercolours!
If I'd comment on one thing I'd say that in some of the pieces a little more contrast wouldn't hurt. However, I'm aware that it can be quite tricky with water-based mediums. A problem I have to solve myself. I think that due to a 1-2 years of a lot watercolour paintings I even transferred watered down colour palettes to other mediums. Not that there is a problem with that in itself. But it's a good thing to master the full range. And now I'm obviously talking more about myself.
Great work. Flipping through this thread makes me want to do some creatures. The stuff in here is truly unique and awesome. I especially love the muscle/anatomy exploration on this page: http://www.conceptart.org/forums/att...1&d=1321574436
Keep it up! thanks for posting.
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I like that some of your work starts of reminding me of stuff I've seen - talking color, technique or style, something that feels familiar - but then blasts off in a totally unique direction with the subject matter. Not sure if this describes it right but I guess if you create a familiar setting/color/mood but then put something unexpected in that space it makes the piece more powerful. Seriously brilliant work.
AndreySimeonov - Thank you - glad you like!
MonkeYoakum - Haha -- Yes, mango would be aptly juicy for those teeth... Or some large carcass. Glad you appreciate the little things that happen around the eyes -- subtle stuff like that can really change the look of a creature, I think.
focus_light - Thanks, glad you like!
Carnifex - Sorry I was gone so long, but anyways danke and here're a few more things.
GEB - Haha -- Thanx!
kischi - Thx! Wow those shark-type heads are really getting a lot of mileage. Neat. Glad you like some of the recents as well!
NickyBeats - Thank you! I'm glad my watercolour pencil stuff is being so well-received... I hesitate to post some of this stuff cuz I know it's just monochromatic exploratory, but I'm still lovin' these things, myself.
GoldenSerpent - Merci! Glad you dig my organic stuff, and I'm always happy to inspire!
Rob Powell and Daulet-art - Thanks, guys!
Greip - Thank you so much! I appreciate your comment. I do agree with you about the contrast, and I know it's made it more difficult for some to really absorb some of my images. Since these have just been studies where my biggest concerns were exploring description of muscular forms and becoming more familiar with using a bristled brush (as opposed to an airbrush) I haven't been too worried about it... However, it's true that I'm pleased with how they're progressing and I do sortuv want to share, so now I'm attempting to find some other colours that have stronger contrast whilst still handling and inspiring similar forms and detail as the lighter colours that I've been using this far. The more-brownish colour in this current posting is DERWENT "Russet", and I think it might do the trick -- see whatchya think...
ArtZealot - Thanks! I'm glad to hear that someone else likes that coffee table page.
bupaje - Thanks! I'm glad that that's how you're experiencing some of my stuff, because I'm really always trying to find something different and interesting in my creatures etc., whilst also attempting to add some tangibility to them that can help us connect with them. There're too many great designs in film and game that don't impact us as they could because they rely on clichéd situations or styles that we never experience in real life.
Thanks again everybody, your comments are stellar!
Here're a coupluv watercolour-pencil pages that I did over the past coupluv days, approx. actual size. The first one is basically me pushing forward and trying to practice a bit of landscapery, as well as including a subject or two interacting in that environment. The second pic (of the pot-bellied figure) is basically a "before" drawing... I'll post it again after I've gone back into it with a tiny flat shader brush and a bit of water. I've got some misgivings about its upper torso, so I'll be doing whatever I can to tighten the larger form of that area up. Might not succeed, but I'll give it a shot. It's actually the same colour pencil as the small pics just above it, so you can see how much adding water changes things.
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Absolutely stunning! The anatomy on your characters is terrific, particularly all the nooks and crannies in post #1207! The transition from water-colour to PS is seamless. I'm going to stop by when I've got a little more time to enjoy all of your wonderful work.
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Very inspirational, thanks for sharing.
Your sketches and watercolors are hella sexy! Love to look through your pages
The shark heads are really nice - scary to look at - and you have so much detail too! I think that they present really well because the sketches are so clean! Wow - that is an accomplishment in itself, I never use graphite pencils anymore because when I do my sketchbook looks like it was dry humped by a fat man inside a chimney shoot (aka dirty dirty) Anyway thanks for sharing these
Dude, some seriously good pieces going on here, especially considering that they aren't digital.
I'm deifnitely going to be watching this thread.
A creative artist works on his next composition because he is not satisfied with his previous one. When he loses a critical attitude toward his own work, he ceases to be an artist. - Dmitri Shostakovich
Really brilliant werk up in here. Seriously inspiring.
I was fascinated by yer sketchbook pages in #1142 and decided to read a bit in that post.
Your "additive" sketchbook is a great idea...and it looks like I've got a lotta company on that too.
Anywho...yer creatures and ideas are really creative. Thanks for posting!
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Wow, truly beautiful and excellent work. I love all of it. I agree with the Hon. NickyBeats about that page of "anatomy studies." Especially because I know in the past I have repeatedly tried and failed to draw similar distortions. Very inspiring.
Michelangelo would be jealous.
Stunning work Mr Hand! feels like giger 2.0.
If they ever asked you, would you consider doing an interview for the sidebar nation guys? That is one interview I would love to listen too.
Also please make a book akin to rakuga king, I would buy that 50 times over.
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