Cheers Lennon, appreciate your comments...and your right, I'm working on those issues. I just invested in more anatomy books (some Bridgman) and have been reading up on colour theory, as well as trying to put it all into practise...its a long process but I feel like I'm learning.
I've been pretty hardcore occupied by work last month or so, I'll hopefully be able to post some in here because I've had some super fun commissions-so although having way too many 14-16hr days and destroying my back, all is good. Not had as much time to spend on it as I'd have liked, but I think towards the end of December I'll have a good few days to spend on last man standing...some of these are for that, and some for other work related things. More, hopefully to follow soon.
Hey Dave, that model sheet is off the HOOK!!!! Your characters are all so full of life! Killer stuff bro, keep 'em coming.
Thanks krossj, I still haven't got round to asking permission to show the other work stuff, which is still ongoing, but it will come.
Jonathan, cheers bro, glad you like em, the most recent stuff in your SB is really coming along, I will be popping over to give you a few notes very soon.
I just did this guy between work and mooching all over the place, I'm missing my fun random doodle time, but can't complain cause work has been busy, so all is good.
I had a nice long journey down to london for a friends birthday, during which I discovered that long legs alcahol and ice don't mix, (no more skating for me, ever...many bruised bodyparts followed), but the uber long train gave me time to look through some of my bridgman stuff and do some studies, so that was cool
and on the way back I had the same journey (though this time involved more sleeping than drawing), but I did get some christmas card sketches done (no I'm not going nuts, this time of year, randomly is the christmas card buying season at the big card shows, so have been knocking a few ideas about for my agency to go flog at the shows) (with random stuff thrown in)
Dude, your SB is awesome. Soo much better than I was expecting, your stuff has got better and better still. You work made me laugh a fair bit too. Really impressed
Cheers man, slowly improving...you need to get yourself a sketchbook in here, I wanna see more of your stuff!
Some sketches, some for the stylised animal challenge, some for the challenge this month, that I think I may do if I have the time, and some random stuff too:
I'm so subscribing to your sketchbook. It's like fresh air for the eyes.
Love your style man...creatures are awesome...also, good to hear you're studying about drawing the anatomy. One more thing to improve on should make you very diverse. Keep it up, i got your back.
i like ur style . verey cute!
http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=77441 [B] my finished works
Your 'monster' looks very cute in some poses! Pretty cool, and as the others said, i love your style!
Keep it up!
Hey so I would check out peter desev's work if you havent yet
give em a google image search and you could get some really fun ideas for you cute lil creatures.
wow, I really love some of your designs. Your characters have a lot of subtle personality, and a charming quality. A few of them remind me of something out of Invader Zim, or something of that nature. Keep it up, and thanks on the help with my SA Challenge. Good luck to you.
mythwork:Cheers...yeah my anatomy is lacking, really need to pull my finger out on that front this year.
Thanks Samantha, cute is what I like to aim for
Carbono:Thankyou, hopefully the style will continue to evolve.
Flipnastywebby:Yeah he's awsome...I picked up a book of his a few years back when I was in Paris, quality stuff
BohemianChaos:No problem got to love the SA challenges
Ok so I'm designing a tatoo for a friend, so the angel type stuff is for that, theres my last man standing, which turned out ok, I just wish I'd had more time on it, and the development of the gno.mon pic from above (which I forgot you cant type all in one go on here...hence the lack of the word in my earlier post):
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FANTASTIC! I like the mixture between anime and graffithi.
Your linework is great.
I just gave 5 stars in another sketchbook and yours should have 5 too
Love these character designs, each have very subtle facial expre4ssions that give away a core emotion. Very well conceived!
Love your use of color and the edgy comic style..always been a fan of that!
Like others said before...anatomy studies are always good practice....however i'm enjoying your work a lot.
Maybe the last one looks a bit unfocused....i'm not sure if that's intended but in my opinion it would help to darken the foreground more...
Keep it up!
Rax: Cheers bro, glad you like em
Chris: Thanks dude, I've got a fair amount of inspiration from graff over the years
JPC: Nice, I'm amazed anyone would subscribe to my lil doodles
Rabid: Appreciate it, I do spend a lot of time pulling faces at myself in the mirror thats next to me
Cheers Stu...and thanks for the ongoing advice man
Delmar: thanks for the crit man, I did go back to that one...always nice to get some input-Im far from perfect
Hey! You have really excellent work!!
the pencil stuff!
Also thanks for the help again!!
pld: *drops all fear of alcohol theft and Ninja Skate attacks and replaces it with fear of falling over in awe of vastly superior artist*
I love your creatures especially the ones in post #98 and Bunny no.7, look at his inquisitive little face! look!!! *bless!* er, yep, definitely achieving the cute factor with them then I think
There was a guy at uni with me a few years back and his dad, Brian, is an amazing concept artist/illustrator, he worked on a film called the Dark Crystal, theres a book of his artwork for it and your creature designs remind me somewhat of his, so if you haven't seen it already I think you'd like it
Also are you familiar with Rodney Matthews and Greg 'Craola' Simkins?
there, your work reminds me of 2 of my very favourite artists and one who's up there in my top 10 so thats got to be a compliment right?
Awesome! I love your little creatures. That post of 100 creatures was very nice, good dedication. I love your style. Keep on drawin!
I'm only 15 and would like some comments/critiques/tips so CHECK OUT MY SKETCHBOOK! Please =] http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=117399
Atastrophea: that's praise indeed... Yeah Brian Froud is sweet, not 100% into the style, but the dude has some serious tallent, Greg Simkins is one of my favourite artists for sure, and I didn't think I knew Rodney Matthews, but after checking out his site, I realised I have some of his stuff in my inspirations folder. Thanks for the kind words
ItalianHorsey:Yeah doing those 100 was fun, I had the intention of finalising some of them, but never did
Stylised animal, not sure if I'll use it, but was fun to do, I kind of have another in mind, but we shall see
Chow for the week
Amazing updates Dave!
Every single image in posts #106, #118 is magic. Your style is really, really shining through. Your linework is solid. Compositions, angles, colors.. all of it.. great stuff